Each day throughout the Winter Olympics, we'll bring you a daily rundown on what to expect and a look at key story lines in Sochi.
What to watch today, Sunday, Feb. 16
While you were sleeping (spoilers):
One day after US women failed to medal in the Super G, the men came up big on Sunday.
Andrew Weibrecht won a surprising silver, while New Hampshire’s Bode Miller also earned his first medal of these Winter Games, tying Canada’s Jan Hudak for a bronze medal.
With the medal, Miller added to his total that makes him the most decorated American Alpine skier in Olympic history with six. Miller also won bronze in the downhill in Vancouver four years ago, silver in the Super G at Vancouver, and in 2002 at Salt Lake City, and won gold in the super combined in Vancouver.
Both Miller and Hudak had identical run times of 1:18.67.
Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won gold with a time of 1:18.14. You can catch the event as part of NBC’s primetime coverage Sunday night.
Meanwhile, in women’s snowboard cross, Connecticut’s Lindsey Jacobellis finished seventh, while teammate Faye Gulini finished just out of medal contention in fourth place. Gold went to Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic, while Canada’s Dominique Maltais and France’s Chloe Trespeuch won silver and bronze, respectively.
In curling, the US women were losing to Russia, 5-4, as of 6:45 a.m. The US men lost to Canada, 8-6. In cross country, Sweden, Russia, and France finished 1-2-3 in the men’s relay 4x10, with the US finishing a distant 11th.
After Saturday’s thrilling shootout victory over Russia, the US men’s hockey team will face off against Slovenia Sunday morning (7:15 a.m., NBC Sports Network). Russia will play Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. (USA Network), while Canada takes on Finland (Noon, USA Network).
Medals will be awarded in the women’s 1,500 meter short-track speed-skating event as well (primetime, NBC). The two-man bobsled also gets underway on Sunday, with favorite Steve Holcomb and Melrose’s Steve Langton among the competitors.
Tweets from the athletes:
Bode Miller on winning bronze:
Thanks for all the support, today was one of the most emotional days of my life. I miss my brother.— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 16, 2014
Mikaela Shiffrin on Miller’s bronze:
Kjetil Jansrud on his gold-medal performance in the Super G.
No further comments needed. - Thanks to everyone for your kind words and messages. http://t.co/3il4lJLS08— Kjetil Jansrud (@Kjansrud) February 16, 2014
TJ Oshie after his stellar shootout performance against Russia on Saturday:
Very humbled by everyone's support for my teammates and I. Another tough task at hand today against Slovenia. #USA— TJ Oshie (@OSH74) February 16, 2014
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