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February 13, 2014

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Reaching the podium

A week into the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, some three dozen gold medals have been awarded. Here are some of the winners whose performances duing competition earned them a moment on the podium. --Lloyd Young (55 photos total)

Silver medalist Japan's Akito Watabe, gold medalist Germany's Eric Frenzel (center) and bronze medalist Norway's Magnus Krog celebrate on the podium during the Nordic Combined Individual NH / 10 km Flower Ceremony at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Eric Frenzel of Germany (right) and Akito Watabe of Japan (left) compete during the Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen Normal Hill and 10km Cross Country on day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Nordic Combined Skiing Stadium on Feb. 12. (Al Bello/Getty Images) #

The Olympic Hill is reflected in the goggles of gold medalist Eric Frenzel of Germany during the ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined Individual competition at the Russki Gorki Center. (Hendrik Schmidt/EPA) #

Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12. (Phil Noble/Reuters) #

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia (center) Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia (left) Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany (right) pose on the podium during the flower ceremony following the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12 in Sochi, Russia. Volosozhar and Trankov placed first, Stolboa and Klimov second and Savchenko and Szolkowy third. (Ivan Sekretarev.Associated Press) #

Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland competes in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe Final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 11. (Jens Buettner/EPA) #

Gold Medallist, Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov celebrates on the podium the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11. (Fanck Fife/AFP/Getty Images) #

Felix Loch of Germany takes a turn on his final run during the men's singles luge final on Feb. 9 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Dita Alangkara/Associated Press) #

Felix Loch of Germany jumps onto the podium after he won the gold medal during the men's singles luge final. (Michael Sohn/Associated Press) #

Natalie Geisenberger of Germany in action during run 3 in the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 11. (Julian Finney/Getty Images) #

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger celebrates her gold medal during the Flower Ceremony of the Women's Luge Singles event on Feb. 11. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) #

Gold medalist Carina Vogt of Germany in action during the Women's Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping competition at the Russki Gorki Jumping Center on Feb. 11. (Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA) #

Gold medalist Carina Vogt of Germany celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony of the Women's Normal Hill Ski Jumping competition. (Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA) #

Darya Domracheva of Belarus in action during the Women's Biathlon 7.5km Sprint competition at the Laura Cross Biathlon Center on Feb. 9. (Hendrik Schmidt/EPA) #

Darya Domracheva of Belarus in action during the Women's 10km Pursuit competition at the Laura Cross Biathlon Center. (Filip Singer/EPA) #

Norway's silver medalist Tora Berger, Belarus' (left) gold medalist Darya Domracheva (center) and Slovenia's bronze medalist Teja Gregorin pose on the podium during the Women's Biathlon 10 km Pursuit Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) #

Sage Kotsenburg of the United States takes 1st place during the Snowboarding Men's Slopestyle at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 8. (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) #

Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard slopestyle competition in the Olympic Plaza. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) #

The doubles team of Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl of Germany speed down the track in their final run during the men's doubles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Michael Sohn/Associated Press) #

Silver Medallists, Austria's Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger (left) Gold Medallists, Germany's Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl (center) and Bronze Medalists, Latvia's Juris Sics and Andris Sics celebrate during the luge doubles Flower Ceremony at the Sanki Sliding Center on Feb. 12. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) #

A combination of two pictures shows Switzerland's Dominique Gisin (left) and Slovenia's Tina Maze (right) skiing during the women's alpine skiing downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 12. Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze finished in a dead heat as an Alpine skiing gold medal was shared for the first time in Winter Olympics history. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) #

Joint gold medalists Tina Maze (right) of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland during the medal ceremony for the women's downhill race on Feb. 12. (Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA) #

Vesna Fabjan (left) of Slovenia wins third place, Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (center) of Norway wins second place and, Maiken Caspersen Falla (right) of Norway wins first place in the finals of the ladies' sprint free during day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 11. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Silver medalist Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (left) of Norway, gold medalist Maiken Caspersen Falla (center) of Norway and bronze medalist Vesna Fabjan of Slovenia celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for ladies'sprint free on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Medals Plaza on Feb. 12. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images) #

France's Martin Fourcade (far right) straps his rifle to his back as he competes along side (from L-R) Germany's Simon Schempp, Austria's Simon Eder and Austria's Dominik Landertinger in the men's biathlon 12,5 km pursuit at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center on Feb. 10. (Krill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) #

Czech Republic's silver medalist Ondrej Moravec (left), France's gold medalist Martin Fourcade (center) and France's bronze medalist Jean Guillaume Beatrix celebrating on the podium during the men's biathlon 12.5 km pursuit Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza on Feb. 11. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images) #

Alex Bilodeau of Canada in action during the freestyle skiing men's moguls at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb. 10. (Sergey Ilnitdky/EPA) #

Canada's gold medalist Alex Bilodeau (right) and Canada's silver medalist Mikael Kingsbury pose on the podium during the men's freestyle skiing moguls Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza on Feb. 11. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) #

Gold medalist Michel Mulder (bottom) of the Netherlands finishes ahead of South Korea's Mo Tae-bum in the second heat of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center on Feb. 10 in Sochi, Russia. (Antonin Thuillier/Associated Press) #

Netherlands' gold medalist Michel Mulder poses during the men's speed skating 500m Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza on Feb. 11. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) #

Dara Howell of Canada competes in the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle final in Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb. 11. (Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA) #

Women's freestyle skiing slopestyle gold medalist Dara Howell of Canada, center, celebrates on the podium as silver medalist Devin Logan of the United States, left, and bronze medalist Kim Lamarre of Canada applaud during their medals ceremony on Feb. 11. (Morry Gash/Associated Press) #

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch competes during the women's alpine skiing super combined downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb 10. (Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images) #

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch competes during the Slalom portion of the super combined at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 10. (Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images) #

Germany's gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrating on the podium during the women's alpine skiing super combined medal ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during on Feb. 10. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kamil Stoch of Poland on his final jump during the men's normal hill individual ski jumping competition at the Russki Gorki Jumping Center on Feb. 9. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA) #

Slovenia's silver medalist Peter Prevc, Poland's gold medalist Kamil Stoch and Norway's bronze medalist Anders Bardal posing during the men's ski jumping normal hill individual medal ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza on Feb. 10. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images) #

Charles Hamelin of Canada celebrates his victory in the men's 1500 meter short track speed skating finals event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during on Feb. 10. (David Gray/Reuter) #

Canada's gold medalist Charles Hamelin celebrates on the podium after the Men's Short Track 1500 meter medal ceremony. (Loc Venance/AFP/Getty Images) #

Netherlands' Irene Wust competing to win the gold medal in the women's speed skating 3000 meter at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images) #

Netherlands' Irene Wust celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony after winning the gold medal in the Women's Speed Skating 3000 meter. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) #

South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa leads to a first place finish as China's Wang Beixing skates behind her during the women's 500 meter speed skating race at the Adler Arena on Feb. 11. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #

Gold medalist South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa cries during the medal ceremony for the women's 500 meter speed skating competition. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) #

Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada competes in the ladies' moguls final 3 on Feb. 8 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. (Julian Finney/Getty Images) #

Canada's gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe celebrating with her medal on the podium during the women's freestyle skiing moguls medal ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images) #

Switzerland's Dario Cologna races to get the gold medal in the men's cross-country 30k skiathlon, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 9. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press) #

Gold medalist Dario Cologna of Switzerland celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the men's skiathlon 15 km classic + 15 km free during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Austria's Matthias Mayer goes airborne in the men's alpine skiing downhill race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 9. (Stefano Rellandini/Reuters) #

Italy's silver medalist Christof Innerhofer, Austria's gold medalist Matthias Mayer and Norway's bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud pose on the podium during the Flower Ceremony after the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) #

Norway's Marit Bjoergen (left) leads the pack in the women's cross-country skiathlon event on Feb. 8. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) #

Silver medalist Charlotte Kalla (left) of Sweden, gold medalist Marit Bjoergen (center) of Norway and bronze medalist Heidi Weng of Norway celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the ladies' skiathlon. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Joss Christensen of the United States in action during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle final in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, on Feb. 13. (Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA) #

Men's ski slopestyle gold medal winner Joss Christensen of the United States (center) celebrates on the podium with his teammates Gus Kenworthy (right) silver, and Nicholas Goepper (bronze) left, during a flower ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 13, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press) #

U.S. Jamie Anderson competes in the women's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9. Anderson won the Gold Medal. (Frank Fife/AFP/Getty Images) #

U.S. gold medalist Jamie Anderson posing on the podium during the women's snowboard slopestyle medal ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images) #

 
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