Sochi Olympics: Norway leads table with 11 medals
SOCHI: Fifth day of Sochi Olympics passed as Norway is still leading the medals count whereas Canada moved to second spot and Germany gained the third position here in Sochi, ARY News reports on Wednesday.
Athletes continued to fight for the medals on the fifth day of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Norway is leading the Olympics with their eleven medals. The Scandanavian country leads with four gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad won the gold medal in the cross country sprint competition. The second gold medal of the day for Norway came when Maiken Caspersen Falla won the women's sprint competition whereas her team mate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg bagged the silver medal.
Lee Sang Hwa of South Korea won the women's 500 metre speed skating competition as she gave a Usain Bolt like performance outpacing the Russian Olga Fatkulina and Dutch Margot Boer to secure the gold medal. Hwa became the first Asian to win two consecutive gold medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sweden thrashed Germany 4-0 in the women's ice hockey competition which seemingly puts the Germans out of the medal contention in the games as they have lost two games in the mega event already.
Germany won their first gold of the event as Natalie Geisenberger won the women's Luge competition. Her German team mate Tatjana Hüfner came second whereas Erin Hamlin of United States became the first American to secure a medal in the sport as she clinched the bronze medal.
In the overall standings, Norway leads the table with 11 medals followed by Canada with their 9 medals. Germany is at third with 5 medals.