Canada's Gold, America's Nordic Combined Silver Highlight Historic Day 3

History was made in two events on Day 3 of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

First, American Johnny Spillane captured silver in the Men's Nordic Combined (NH/10km), giving the United States its first medal ever in the sport. Amazingly, it was almost two medals, but fellow countryman Todd Lodwick missed a bronze by just 0.7 seconds.

Then at night, Alexandre Bilodeau gave Canada its first ever gold medal won while hosting an Olympic Games, with his win in Men's Moguls.

In Men's Luge, Germany's Felix Loch dominated the competition, recording the fastest times in all four runs on his way to the gold medal.

In prime time, Figure Skating got underway with the Pairs Short Program. The gold medal favorite, China's team of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, wasted little time showing why they are expected to win when they skated first and recorded a new record score of 76.66. However, Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy ended the night with an equally impressive performance, and are just 0.7 points out of first heading into Monday night's Free Skate.

Elsewhere, France Vincent Jay won gold in the Men's Biathlon 10km SprintMartina Sablikova of the Czech Republic won the Women's Speed Skating 3000m and the U.S. Women's Hockey team opened play with a 12-1 win over China.

After two full days of competition, the United States leads the overall medal count, while France leads the way with a pair of golds.

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More: SB Nation's full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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