The Ladies’ Super-G event was held on 17 February at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Ester Ledecka, the gold medalist in the event, is a world champion snowboarder and the only athlete that has competed in both snowboarding and skiing. Both Ledecka and silver medalist Anna Veith, who had to undergo a major knee surgery the previous year, were shocked by their victories. The medalist in the event are as follows:

Gold: Ester Ledecka (Czechoslovakia)

Silver: Anna Veith (Austria)

Bronze: Tina Weirather (Liechtenstein)

Image: Gold medalist Ester Ledecka, the only athlete to compete in snowboarding and skiing, celebrates her gold in the Ladies’ Super-G event. (Image courtesy of Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


The Women’s 12.5km Mass Start biathlon event took place at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre. Anastasiya Kuzmina, who placed silver in two of her other events, won gold and now accounts for all of Slovakia’s medals. The medalists in this event are as follows:

Gold: Anastasiya Kuzmina (Slovakia)

Silver: Darya Domracheva (Belarus)

Bronze: Tiril Eckhoff (Norway)

Image: Anastasiya Kuzmina, who now has two silvers and one gold, celebrates her win in the Women’s 12.5km Mass start biathlon event. (Image courtesy of Gregorio Borgia / AP)


In bobsledding, both the Women’s Official Training heats 1 and 2, and the 2-man Official Training heats 5 and 6 were held in the Olympic Sliding Centre. The Women’s competition heats will be on 20 and 21 February while the 2-man bobsledding competitions heats will be on 18 and 19 February.

Image: For the first time for any African country, Nigeria will participate in the bobsledding event through its women’s bobsledding team. Simi Adeagbo, a member of the team, on the track. (Image courtesy of Quartz)

Cross-country Skiing

The Ladies’ 4 x 5m Relay event took place at the Alpensia Cross-country Centre. The Norwegian team won gold, giving skier Marit Bjoergen her thirteenth medal. She is now one of the most successful Winter Olympians, along with Ole Einar Bjørndalen, with thirteen medals.

Gold: Norway

Silver: Sweden

Bronze: OAR

Image: Marit Bjoergen crosses the finish line, winning her thirteenth medal. (Image courtesy Getty Images)


The round robin sessions for both men’s and women’s curling continued at the Gangneung Curling Centre. The women’s team grabbed their first win against the USA while the men’s team suffered their first lost against Sweden. The round robin sessions for curling will continue until 21 February with tie-breaker games on 22 February followed by the semifinal, and medal games from 23 to 24 February.

Image: Canada’s women’s curling team dominate the Americans 11-3 for the first win. (Image courtesy of Getty Images)

Figure Skating

The free skate portion of the Men’s Single figure skating event was held at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Although Nathan Chen pulled off a flawless performance, Yuzuru Hanyu’s strong performance and lead from the short program made him the second-time world champion in the event, the first since Dick Button in 1952. The medalists in this event are as follows:

Gold: Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan)

Silver: Shoma Uno (Japan)

Bronze: Javier Fernandez (Spain)

Illustration: Jasmine Zhu

Freestyle Skiing

At the Phoenix Snow Park, the qualification round of the Men’s Aerials were held, in which twelve athletes earned a spot in the finals on 18 February, including Canada’s Olivier Rochon.

The qualification and final rounds of the Women’s Slopestyle event were also held. With medal favourites such as reigning Olympic gold medalist Dara Howell failing to qualify for the finals, Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland won gold, and Izzy Atkin secured Great Britain’s first ever Olympic skiing medal with a bronze. The medalists in this event were:

Gold: Sarah Hoefflin (Switzerland)

Silver: Mathilde Gremaud(Switzerland)

Bronze: Isabel Atkin (Great Britain)

Image: Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin soars through the air to win gold in the women’s ski slopestyle final. (Image courtesy of Japan Times)

Ice Hockey

In the Gangneung Hockey Centre, the Men’s Hockey preliminary round took place. In Group A’s matches, Canada suffered a 2-3 loss to the Czech Republic in an overtime shootout, while Switzerland men’s team beat the Korean home team 8-0. In group B, the OAR defeated the United States 4-0, while the Slovakian team lost to the Slovenian team 2-3.

Women’s Hockey play-offs also occurred, which included the last two quarter finals of the tournament. The OAR had strong offensive efforts in the last period, leading them to beat Switzerland 6-2, while Finland won their quarterfinal match by defeating Sweden 7-2.  Finland and the OAR will face the United States and Canada, respectively, at the semifinals on 19 February.

Image: Canadian goalie Ben Scrivens after a disappointing 2-3 loss to the Czech Republic in the Men’s Hockey preliminaries. (Image courtesy of London Free Press)

Short Track Speed Skating

The Women’s 1500m event final took place in the Gangneung Ice Arena. South Korea’s Choi Min-Jeong came in first after being disqualified in the 500m finals, and Kim Boutin of Canada was able to secure her second bronze medal in these games.The medalists are as follows:

Gold: Choi Min-Jeong (South Korea)

Silver: Li Jinyu (Switzerland)

Bronze: Kim Boutin (Canada)

The Men’s 1000m short-track speed skating program started with the quarter finals and semifinals. In a tight semifinal 2, Canadian Olympic record holder Charles Hamelin was eliminated after a penalty, but his teammate Samuel Girard was able to advance after an extensive review by referees. Girard would go on to win the gold medal in Final A. The medalists are as follows:

Gold: Samuel Girard (Canada)

Silver: John-Henry Krueger (USA)

Bronze: Yira Seo (South Korea)

Image (top): Kim Boutin of Canada celebrates with the Canadian flag after winning the bronze medal in the 1,500 metre short-track speed skating program, marking her second medal of the 2018 Winter Games. (Image Courtesy of Toronto Star)

Image (bottom): Samuel Girard celebrates his gold medal win in the men’s 1,000 metres in short-track speed skating. (Image Courtesy of Toronto Star)


At the Olympic Sliding Centre, Heat 3 and 4 of the Women’s event were held. In her final run, Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold overcame her chest infection and successfully defended her Olympic gold, becoming the first British athlete to do so. The medalists of this event are:

Gold: Lizzy Yarnold (Great Britain)

Silver: Jacqueline Loelling (Germany)

Bronze: Laura Deas (Great Britain)

Image: Lizzy Yarnold defends her Gold in Women’s skeleton, becoming the first skeleton athlete to do so. (Image Courtesy of NBC)

Ski Jumping

The Men’s Large HIll Individual final took place at the Alpensia Ski Jump Centre. After failing to win a medal in the Normal Hill, Polish ski jumper and defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch redeemed his title, coming in first place with a score of 285.7. The following are the medalists in this event:

Gold: Kamil Stoch (Poland)

Silver: Andreas Wellinger (Germany)

Bronze: Robert Johansson (Norway)

Image: Kamil Stoch, Poland’s most successful Winter Olympic athlete, defends his gold in the Men’s Large Hill Event. (Image courtesy of the Japan Times)