Not much has changed in terms of medal count since the end of action on Tuesday, save for the rich getting richer with the Norwegians tacking on one more medal. The Dutch have added two more to tie the Canadians for second place in the current medal standings with three final events yet to finish on Wednesday. Norway, Canada and the Netherlands have now stockpiled 12, 10 and 10 medals, respectively, while the United States is next in line with seven.
Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland finished the women's downhill event in the exact same time (1:41.57) to each grab gold, and Lara Gut, also of Switzerland, finished just a tenth of a second behind (1:41.67) to take bronze. The results left each country with four medals through the Olympics first seven days.
In the men's nordic combined, Eric Frenzel of Germany took gold with a time of 23:50.2, Akito Watabe of Japan grabbed silver with 23:54.4 and Norwegian Magnus Krog's time of 23:58.3 left him with bronze, adding to his country's Olympics-leading medal collection. Germany and Japan for their parts now have six and three medals, respectively.
The only other completed medal event of the day was men's 1000m speedskating, where the Netherlands once again dominated the stand, claiming two of the three medals. Stefan Groothuis and countryman Michel Mulder took gold and bronze, respectively, with times of 1:08.39 and 1:08.74. Denny Morrison of Canada posted a 1:08.43 to grab silver. It was quite an event with just .35 seconds separating first and third.
The remaining medal-event schedule on Wednesday includes mixed pairs figure skating, the luge and the women's halfpipe.