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Winter Olympics: Canada Tops U.S. in OT to Win Women’s Hockey Gold

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Canada’s women’s hockey team beat the United States 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game on Thursday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Here’s a recap of Thursday’s action in Sochi

Canada Defeats U.S. Again

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Marie-Philip Poulin scored a power-play goal at 8 minutes, 10 seconds of overtime to lift Canada past the U.S. in the championship game of the women’s hockey tournament.

Down 2-0 with more than 3 minutes remaining in regulation, the Canadians rallied to tie it 2-2 on Poulin’s goal with 54.6 seconds to play.

Up 2-1, the Americans nearly tallied an empty net goal that could have clinched the victory, but Kelli Stack’s clearing shot missed by inches late in the third period.

Instead, the U.S. was forced to watch their rivals tie, win and celebrate their fourth consecutive Olympic gold.

Shannon Szabados made 27 saves for Canada, allowing goals to Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter before her team rallied.

Switzerland beat Sweden 4-3 to claim the bronze medal.

Maddie Bowman Claims Halfpipe Gold

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American Maddie Bowman captured the first-gold medal in women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing.

The 20-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, Calif. used several spins to score an 89.00 and beat France’s Marie Martinod, who claimed the silver medal. Ayana Onozuka of Japan took the bronze.

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova Wins Figure Skating

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Russian Adelina Sotnikova gave the host country its first gold medal in women’s figure skating with a dazzling free skate on Thursday. The 17-year-old outpointed the entire field including teammate Yulia Lipnitskaia.

Defending Olympic champ Kim Yu-na, of South Korea ,earned the silver medal; and Italy’s Carolina Kostner earned the bronze. Americans Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner finished fourth and seventh, respectively.

Canada Wins Women’s Curling

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Canada beat Sweden 6-3 and captured the gold medal in women’s curling.

The Canadian team went undefeated throughout the tournament.

By beating the Swedes, the Canadians avenged their loss in the final at the Vancouver Games in 2010. Great Britain beat Switzerland 6-5 to win the bronze medal.

Medals Count

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Skier Maddie Bowman and the American women’s hockey team helped the United States remain in first place in the overall medal count with 25. Norway led all countries with 10 gold medals.

United States (25)
8 gold; 6 silver; 11 bronze

Russia (23)
7 gold; 9 silver; 7 bronze

Netherlands (22)
6 gold; 7 silver; 9 bronze

Norway (21)
10 gold; 4 silver; 7 bronze

Canada (20)
7 gold; 9 silver; 4 bronze

Overall Medals Table

Sources: Sochi Winter Olympics and NBC Olympics

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