Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Day 9 Roundup the Winners, Losers and Results That Made Up the Day in Sochi:

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Day 9 Roundup the Winners, Losers and Results That Made Up the Day in Sochi:

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* Speed skating

Zbigniew Brodka knocked off American Shani Davis and all the other big names in the men's 1,500 meters, capturing Poland's first gold medal in Olympic speed skating. Brodka won the closest 1,500 in Olympic history against Koen Verweij of the Netherlands, who skated in the final pair. The two were initially shown on the scoreboard as tied for the top spot, but when the time was broken down to the thousandths, the victory went to Brodka. His time was 1 minute, 45.006 seconds. Verweij settled for silver in 1:45.009. The bronze went to Canada's Denny Morrison, his second medal in Sochi.

* Short-track speed skating

Zhou Yang of China won her second consecutive gold medal in the women's 1,500 meters -- a race that included a three-skater crash involving 500-meter gold medalist Li Jianrou of China. Viktor Ahn of Russia won gold in the men's 1,000, with teammate Vladimir Grigorev taking the silver. It was Ahn's second medal in Sochi, having given his adopted country its first short-track medal with a bronze in the 1,500. Ahn was born in South Korea and competed in the Olympics for his native country before becoming a Russian citizen in 2011.

* Alpine skiing

Anna Fenninger became the third consecutive Austrian woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic super-G. Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany took the silver and Nicole Hosp of Austria the bronze. Skiers from Austria have dominated the event since it began at the 1988 Calgary Games. Austrian skiers have now won eight of a possible 24 medals in the super-G. Fenninger finished in 1 minute, 25.52 seconds, edging Hoefl-Riesch by 0.55 seconds. Starting 17th and wearing a cheetah- themed print on her helmet, Fenninger flew along the course, hardly bothered by a track that grew more and more bumpy. She made sure the super-G title remained with Austria after Andrea Fischbacher took gold in 2010 and Michaela Dorfmeister in 2006. …

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