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Sochi Olympics: Germany retains top spot

SOCHI: The Germans continued to retain the top position in 2014 Sochi Olympics whereas Switzerland is at second place followed by hosts Russia, ARY News reports on Sunday.

Riveting contests of the Winter Olympics are being witnessed in the snowy mountains here in Sochi.

Kamil Stoch of Poland won the gold medal for his country after winning the Men's Large Hill Sky Jumping after jumping 132.5 metres. Japan's Noriaki Kasai clinched the silver medal for his country whereas Peter Prevc of Slovenia took the bronze medal home for his country.

Russia won bagged the gold medal as Alexander Tretiakov dominated the Men's Skeleton event. Martins Dukurs of Latvia won the silver medal and Matthew Antoine of the United States of America clinched the bronze medal.

The second gold medal of the day for Poland came when Zbigniew Brodka edged past Netherlands' Koen Verweij by just 0.003 of a second to win the 1500 metres Speed Skating event. Denny Morrison of Canada won the bronze medal in the competition.

Switzerland defeated United Kingdom 8-6 in the Women's Curling competition. Denmark, Sweden and Canada also recorded wins in the event.

An exhilirating ice hockey match was witnessed between arch rivals Russia and United States. The match went to a penalty shoot which was won by the US team 5-3.

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