Notes from the OlyMADMan – 13 Feb 2014 – Olympic Day #7

Yesterday at the Olympics

  • The USA won 2 medals in women’s snowboarding halfpipe, with Kaitlyn Farrington winning gold and Kelly Clark coming thru for bronze. This was Farrington’s 1st Winter Olympics. It was Clark’s 4th Winter Olympics and her 3rd medal, after a gold in 2002 and a bronze in 2010. Clark also finished 4th in 2006 in halfpipe. Clark also became one of 5 women to compete in their 4th Winter Olympics in snowboarding at Sochi, joined by Maëlle Ricker (CAN, 1998-2010), Kjersti Buaas (NOR, 2002-2010), Tomoka Takeuchi (JPN, 2002-2010), and Nicolien Sauerbreij (NED, 2002-2010).
  • By winning 2 medals in women’s halfpipe, the United States put two Americans on the podium for the 42nd time at the Winter Olympics, but for the first time in Sochi. This was the 14th time Americans have won a gold and bronze medal in the same event at the Winter Olympics, and the 7th time it has been done by women.
  • In the women’s downhill, Julia Mancuso placed 8th, with Laurenne Ross 11th and Stacey Cook 17th. While Mancuso did not add to her medal totals, it was her 7th top 10 finish in Olympic Alpine skiing, trailing only Bode Miller’s 8 among USA Alpine skiiers (or skiiers of any type). Mancuso’s 7 top 10s in the sport are =5th all-time among women, trailing Martina Ertl-Renz (GER) with 10, and three with 8 top 10s – Katja Seizinger (GER), Anita Wachter (AUT), and Janica Kostelić (CRO).

USA Today at the Olympics

  • Biathlon – Men – 20 kilometres: never won a medal, our best finish is 10th by Jay Hakkinen in 2006. Our other top 20 finishes were as follows: 1960 – John Burritt/14; 1964 – Charlie Akers/16; 1972 – Peter Karns/14; 2002 – Jeremy Teela/14.
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Women – 10 kilometres: never won a medal, our best finish is 16th by Martha Rockwell in 1972. Our other top 25 finishes were as follows: 1980 – Alison Owen-Spencer/22; 1980 – Beth Paxson/25. Best finish in any CCS event for USA women is 6th by Sophie Caldwell in 2014 sprint (on 11 Feb). Otherwise best is 8th (2010) and 9th (2006) in sprint by Kikkan Randall, and 15th by Nina Kemppel in 2002 30 km.
  • Short-Track Speed Skating – Women – 500 metres: USA has won 2 golds and 3 medals in this event. The 2 golds were by Cathy Turner in 1992-94, and the bronze was by Amy Peterson in 1994. We have not had a finalist in the event since 1994.
  • Speed Skating – Women – 1,000 metres: USA has won the most medals in this event with 11 or 42 awarded. USA has won 3 golds medals – Bonnie Blair (1992-94) and Chris Witty (2002). Blair also won a bronze in 1988 and she is the only woman to have won 3 medals in this event. Two USA athletes have won 2 medals in the event – Witty (1998/2002-110) and Leah Poulos-Mueller (1976/80-020)
  • Freestyle Skiing – Men – Slopestyle: never held before at the Olympics – no historical / statistical data
  • Luge – Mixed – Relay: never held before at the Olympics – no historical / statistical data

This Day at the Olympics

334 Olympians were born

74 Olympians died

96 Olympic events were held

 

USA Births and Death on this Day at the Olympics

Born

Date Name Sport Years
13 Feb 1886 Curt Rottmann GYM 1924
13 Feb 1909 Jack Garrison ICH 1932-36
13 Feb 1910 George Kratina ART 1936
13 Feb 1912 Joe de Capriles FEN 1936-52
13 Feb 1915 Harriet Bland ATH 1936
13 Feb 1936 Leamon King ATH 1956
13 Feb 1937 Marley Shriver SWI 1956
13 Feb 1945 Don Behm WRE 1968
13 Feb 1945 Ken Sitzberger DIV 1964
13 Feb 1950 Louis Theimer SHO 1976
13 Feb 1951 Pat Hayes ROW 1976
13 Feb 1958 Pat Powers VOL 1984
13 Feb 1960 Kelly McCormick DIV 1984-88
13 Feb 1961 Gregory Springer ROW 1984-92
13 Feb 1965 Kenny Harrison ATH 1996
13 Feb 1970 Vernon Patao WLT 1992-96
13 Feb 1970 Chip Van Os HAN 1996
13 Feb 1971 Todd Williams BSB 2000
13 Feb 1987 Rau'Shee Warren BOX 2004-12
13 Feb 1995 Lia Neal SWI 2012

 

Died

Date Name Sport Years
13 Feb 1908 David Hesser SWI/WAP 1904
13 Feb 1931 Frank Wright SHO 1920
13 Feb 1934 Ellen Ridgway GOL 1900
13 Feb 1953 Manfred Curry SAI 1928
13 Feb 1963 Gloria Russell ATH 1932
13 Feb 1964 Paddy Ryan ATH 1920
13 Feb 1992 Warren Westlund ROW 1948
13 Feb 1993 Henry Duey WLT 1932
13 Feb 1996 George Jefferson ATH 1932
13 Feb 1998 Michael Budrock CAN 1952
13 Feb 2001 Owen Torrey SAI 1948

Previous USA Winter Olympics Medals on This Day

Medalist Sport X Event Medal Date
John O'Neil Farrell SSK M 500 m Bronze 13 Feb 1928
USA Team ICH M Ice Hockey Silver 13 Feb 1932
USA Team ICH M Ice Hockey Silver 13 Feb 1972
Dorothy Hamill FSK F Singles Gold 13 Feb 1976
Debbie Armstrong ASK F GS Gold 13 Feb 1984
Christin Cooper ASK F GS Silver 13 Feb 1984
Nelson Carmichael FRS M Moguls Bronze 13 Feb 1992
Donna Weinbrecht FRS F Moguls Gold 13 Feb 1992
Tommy Moe ASK M Downhill Gold 13 Feb 1994
USA Team LUG M Doubles Silver 13 Feb 1998
USA Team LUG M Doubles Bronze 13 Feb 1998
Bode Miller ASK M Combined Silver 13 Feb 2002
Hannah Teter SNB F Halfpipe Gold 13 Feb 2006
Gretchen Bleiler SNB F Halfpipe Silver 13 Feb 2006
Joey Cheek SSK M 500 m Gold 13 Feb 2006
Hannah Kearney FRS F Moguls Gold 13 Feb 2010
Shannon Bahrke FRS F Moguls Bronze 13 Feb 2010
Apolo Anton Ohno STK M 1500 m Silver 13 Feb 2010
J. R. Celski STK M 1500 m Bronze 13 Feb 2010

 

Medal Standings after Day #6

Day #6 – 12 Feb 2014 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Norway 4 3 5 12 1
Canada 4 4 2 10 2
Netherlands 4 2 4 10 3
United States 3 1 5 9 4
Germany 6 1 1 8 5
Russia 2 4 3 9 6
Austria 1 4 - 5 7
Switzerland 3 - 1 4 8
Slovenia 1 1 2 4 9
Sweden - 3 1 4 10
France 1 - 2 3 11
Czech Republic - 2 1 3 12
Japan - 2 1 3 13
Italy - 1 1 2 14
Belarus 1 - - 1 =15
Korea 1 - - 1 =15
Poland 1 - - 1 =15
Slovakia 1 - - 1 =15
China - 1 - 1 =19
Finland - 1 - 1 =19
Australia - 1 - 1 =19
Great Britain - - 1 1 =22
Latvia - - 1 1 =22
Ukraine - - 1 1 =22
Totals (32 events) 33 31 32 96
Day #6 – 17 Feb 2010 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
United States 5 3 6 14 1
Germany 3 4 3 10 2
France 2 1 4 7 3
Canada 2 3 1 6 4
Korea 3 2 - 5 5
Austria 1 2 2 5 =6
Norway 1 2 2 5 =6
Switzerland 3 - 1 4 8
China 2 1 1 4 9
Italy - 1 3 4 10
Russia 1 1 1 3 11
Sweden 2 - - 2 12
Slovakia 1 1 - 2 13
Czech Republic 1 - 1 2 14
Poland - 2 - 2 15
Japan - 1 1 2 16
Netherlands 1 - - 1 17
Australia - 1 - 1 =18
Estonia - 1 - 1 =18
Finland - 1 - 1 =18
Latvia - 1 - 1 =18
Croatia - - 1 1 =22
Slovenia - - 1 1 =22
Totals (28 events) 28 28 28 84
Day #6 – 15 Feb 2006 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Norway 1 5 5 11 1
Russia 4 2 3 9 2
United States 5 2 1 8 3
Germany 4 3 1 8 4
China 1 2 3 6 5
Austria 2 2 1 5 6
Canada 1 1 2 4 7
Italy 1 - 3 4 8
Finland - 2 2 4 9
Sweden 2 - 1 3 10
Netherlands 1 2 - 3 11
Korea 1 1 1 3 12
France 1 - 1 2 13
Switzerland - 1 1 2 14
Australia 1 - - 1 =15
Estonia 1 - - 1 =15
Bulgaria - 1 - 1 =17
Croatia - 1 - 1 =17
Czech Republic - 1 - 1 =17
Latvia - - 1 1 20
Totals (26 events) 26 26 26 78
Day #6 – 13 Feb 2002 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 4 6 2 12 1
United States 3 5 2 10 2
Norway 5 3 1 9 3
Austria 2 1 6 9 4
Finland 2 1 1 4 =5
Italy 2 1 1 4 =5
Russia 1 1 2 4 7
Switzerland 2 - 1 3 8
France 1 1 1 3 9
Korea 1 1 - 2 =10
Netherlands 1 1 - 2 =10
Estonia 1 - 1 2 12
Japan - 1 1 2 =13
Poland - 1 1 2 =13
Sweden - - 2 2 15
Czech Republic - 1 - 1 16
Bulgaria - - 1 1 =17
Canada - - 1 1 =17
China - - 1 1 =17
Totals (24 events) 25 24 25 74
Day #6 – 12 Feb 1998 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 4 4 4 12 1
Norway 4 4 3 11 2
Russia 4 3 - 7 3
Austria - 2 4 6 4
Finland 2 1 2 5 5
United States 2 - 2 4 6
Netherlands 1 2 1 4 7
Italy - 3 1 4 8
Japan 2 1 - 3 9
Canada 1 1 1 3 10
Switzerland 1 - 1 2 11
Czech Republic - 1 1 2 12
Bulgaria 1 - - 1 =13
France 1 - - 1 =13
Ukraine - 1 - 1 15
Belgium - - 1 1 =16
Belarus - - 1 1 =16
Kazakhstan - - 1 1 =16
Totals (23 events) 23 23 23 69

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