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Sochi Olympics: Germany top, Switzerland moves to 2nd

SOCHI: Germany continues to lead the medals table of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics whereas Switzerland moved to the second position after raising their gold medals tally to five here in Sochi on Friday, ARY News reports.

Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the gold medal for her country after winning the women's 15km Biathlon competition despite being penalized. She won the event in 43 minutes and 19.6 seconds.

Selina Gasparin of Spain grabbed silver with the time of 44 minutes and 35.3 seconds whereas Domracheva's fellow Belarusian team mate Nadezhda Skardin won the bronze medal with the time of 44 minutes and 57.8 seconds.

Great Britain grabbed the gold medal in the final of Women's Skeleton event  as Lizzie Yarnold whereas Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States won the silver medal and Russian Elena Nikitina won the bronze medal.

The second gold medal of the day for Belarus came as Alla Tsurper dominated the final of Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials as she scored 98.01 points in her final jump. China's Mengtao Xu got the silver medal for her country as she scored 83.50 whereas Lydia Lassila of Australia won the bronze medal as she scored 72.12 in her final run. 

Belarus has so far won three gold medals in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Canada gave a 6-0 thrashing to Austria in the Men's Ice Hockey Competition.

Germany is currently at the top of the medals table with seven gold medals followed by Switzerland with their five gold. Canada is at third with four gold medals in the Olympics.



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