Crowd go Wild for Vic

  • Last Updated: February 22 2014, 12:42 GMT

A review of Saturday's action at the Winter Olympics involving International athletes, including another gold for Russia.

Vic Wild: Won another gold for Russia
Vic Wild: Won another gold for Russia

American-born Russian snowboarder Vic Wild won his second Winter Olympics gold medal in Sochi after triumphing in the parallel slalom.

The 27-year-old - who became a Russian citizen two years ago and topped the podium in the parallel giant slalom final earlier this week, minutes after seeing his wife Alena Zavarzina win bronze in the women's event - earned gold after two tight victories on Saturday.

He first overcame eventual bronze medallist Benjamin Karl, who beat Aaron March in the small final, by a narrow margin in the last-four stage and then edged out training partner Zan Kosir of Slovenia in the showpiece event.

Norway completed a clean sweep of medals in the women's 30km cross-country.

Marit Bjoergen claimed her third gold medal of the Sochi Games finishing 2.6 seconds ahead of compatriot and World Cup leader Therese Johaug.

Kristin Stoermer Steira, competing in her third Games, claimed her first Winter Olympic individual medal, finishing in bronze medal position.


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