We are only a few days into the 2014 Winter Olympic games being held in Sochi, Russia, and as of this writing Germany is in 5th place with two medals, both of which are gold. As the games go on we will be providing you with updates on the German medal counts and the athletes that won them.
In the past, Germany has performed quite well in the Winter Olympics and has placed either first or second in the last four games. Can Germany pull ahead again this year, and possibly take the number one spot? Keep checking in with our medal count updates to find out.
Gold Medal Winners
Maria Hoefl-Riesch went into the 2014 Winter Olympics ready to defend her win in the women’s super combined event after taking the top spot in the Vancouver games four years ago. Similar to four years ago, it wasn’t a landslide victory, but at the end of the day it is the final score that matters.
Hoefl-Riesch wasn’t the fastest when it came to the downhill, but her skills during the slalom made it possible for her to take the gold. Her total time came in at 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds… 0.40 seconds faster than Austria’s Nicole Hosp who took the silver. Julia Mancuso from the United States took the bronze medal with a time of 2 minutes, 25.15 seconds… 0.53 seconds slower than Hoefl-Riesch.
Germany’s Felix Loch was another favorite going into the 2014 games, as he was ready to defend his gold medal in the men’s luge competition that he won four years ago in Vancouver. His combined score from the four runs was 3 minutes, 27.526 seconds. During his third run, Loch broke the track record with a time of 51.613 seconds.
The silver medal went to Russia’s Albert Demchenko, who logged a combined time of 3 minutes, 28.002 seconds. Italy’s Armin Zoeggeler came in with a time of 3 minutes, 28.797 seconds, making it his sixth Olympic medal.
Sources: Sochi 2014