Five events were decided on Monday in Sochi, as Team USA added one more medal to its overall haul in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Curling also got underway on Day 5.
You can find a complete medal tally with our Medal Tracker. Here is a full recap of all the action during Day 5 in Sochi.
Julia Mancuso won Team USA's only medal of the day, taking home a bronze in the women's super-combined event. The bronze was Mancuso's third straight Winter Olympics earning a medal, and despite relinquishing an early lead, Mancuso was overjoyed with the result.
Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch won the gold with a time of 2:34.62, besting Austria's Nicole Hosp. Regarded as one of the Olympics' most difficult events, nine different skiers failed to finish due to errors.
France landed two medals in the biathlon, as Martin Fourcade won the gold medal and Jean Guillaume Beatrix joined his countryman on the medal stand after taking the bronze. The Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec won the silver, finishing just under 15 seconds behind Fourcade. Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, vying for his 13th Olympic medal, just missed out this time around, finishing in fourth place.
|Silver||Czech Republic||Ondrej Moravec|
|Bronze||France||Jean Guillaume Beatrix|
Canada added to its medal count in the men's mogul competition. Alex Bilodeau won the gold and fellow countryman Mikael Kingsbury earned the silver medal. Host Russia also added its sixth medal of the Games thus far, as Alexandr Smyshlyaev won the bronze.
Men's 1500m Short Track
Canada added a gold medal in the men's 1500m short track, with Charles Hamelin coming in first. China's Han Tianyu won the silver, while Victor An of Russia ended up with the bronze. American J.R. Celski, who won the bronze in Vancouver in 2010, fell just short of another medal, coming in fourth place.
Men's 500m Sprint
Team Netherlands continued to rack up medals in skating, sweeping the men's 500m sprint event. Michel Mulder took home the gold, just beating fellow countryman Jan Smeekens. Mulder's twin brother, Ronald, made it a sweep for the Dutch, winning the bronze and giving the Netherlands seven total medals in these Olympics.
Men's and Women's Curling
Curling got underway on Monday, as the men's teams participated in two different sessions. Sweden was the only team to win both its matches, beating Switzerland and Great Britain. Team USA dropped its opening match against Norway, 7-4. The men will play China on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Canada, the reigning gold medalists, won its opening match over Germany 11-8, but then lost to Switzerland 5-4. Host Russia lost both its matches against Great Britain (7-4) and Denmark (11-10).
On the women's side, Team USA fell to Switzerland in its first match, 7-4. The American women will face Russia and Great Britain in two matches tomorrow. Other women's curling action saw Sweden, winner of two straight gold medals, beat Great Britain 6-4, while Russia took down Denmark 7-4 and Canada clobbered China 9-2.
Women's Ice Hockey
Women's ice hockey continued on Monday, with Team USA trouncing Switzerland 9-0 to record its second win of the tournament. The United States jumped out to a 3-0 lead within 55 seconds on goals from Monique Lamoureux, Brianna Decker and Amanda Kessel. It was the fastest 3-0 lead in Olympic women's hockey history and proved a sign of things to come, as the American women cruised to victory.
The Canadian women, who represent Team USA's chief competition in ice hockey, also won their second match, defeating Finland 3-0. The two teams were actually deadlocked at 0-0 heading into the third before Canada broke through with three goals in the final period. The victory sets up a winner-take-all showdown between the USA and Canada on Wednesday for Group A.