German Medal Winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Part 3

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


With only a few days left in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Germany is still ahead in the gold medal count with eight medals.  Germany still has some work to do if they want to make it to the top of the medal chart though, as right now they are in sixth place with a total of 15 medals.  That is five medals shy of the leading countries, Russia and the United States.

Does Team Germany have what it takes to move up the leaderboard in the last week?  Check out the additional medal winners since out last update and keep checking back to see if Germany pulls through.


sochi_picto_ski_jumping_goldSki Jumping
Men’s Team

Germany’s men’s team in the Ski Jumping event, represented by Andreas Wank, Marinus Kraus, Andres Wellinger and Severin Freund, ended the competition with a surprise win.  While the German team went into the Winter Olympics as a strong contender, not many expected them to pull off a first place victory.  Austria had won the gold medal in the last two Winter Olympics and was clearly hoping for a three-peat, but Germany came through with a very narrow win.

Team Germany finished with a combined score of 1041.1 points and maintained the first place lead that they had from the qualifying round.  Austria, while still a strong team, missed the first place spot by 2.5 points with a combined total of 1038.4 points.


sochi_picto_alpine_skiing_silverAlpine Skiing
Women’s Super-G

Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany started off this year’s Olympics strong with a Gold medal win in the Women’s Super Combined event.  When it came to the Women’s Super-G competition, Hoefl-Riesch couldn’t quite maintain her lead, but still finished with an impressive silver medal.

Austria’s Anna Fenninger took the narrow lead with a time of 1 minute, 25.52 seconds, roughly half a second ahead of Hoefl-Riesch’s time of 1 minute, 26.07 seconds.  Nicole Hosp, also from Austria, took the bronze medal with a time of 1 minute, 26.18 seconds.


Ladies’ Relay

The Ladies’ Cross-Country Relay was a close one with Team Sweden clinching the top spot during the fourth and final leg of the competition.  Germany’s team, represented by Stefanie Boehler, Nicole Fessel, Denise Herrmann and Claudia Nystad, came in third place with a time of 53 minutes, 3.6 seconds… .9 seconds away from the gold medal finish, and .4 seconds away from Finland’s silver place standing.


sochi_picto_alpine_skiing_bronzeAlpine Skiing
Women’s Giant Slalom

Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg finished the Women’s Giant Slalom competition with a bronze medal in a tight race.  Rebensburg’s time of 2 minutes, 37.14 seconds was only .27 seconds away from gold medal winner Tina Maze from Slovenia.  Austria’s Anna Fenninger took home the silver medal.


sochi_picto_nordic_combined_bronzeNordic Combined
Individual Gundersen LH / 10 km

The Nordic combined individual Gundersen LH/10-kilometer event, which consists of both cross-country skiing and ski jumping, saw Germany’s Fabian Riessle finish in third place with the bronze medal.  Riessle struggled a bit with the large hill competition round, placing in ninth place, but made it up in the cross-country round.  Norway finished both in first and second place with Joergen Graabak winning gold and Magnus Hovdal Moan taking silver.


Sources: Sochi 2014

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