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New Zealand has won the gold medal of the historic Winter Olympics, but there is a shortage of pandas

Beijing: “Super-pride” snowboarder Zoi Sadowski made history yesterday after winning New Zealand’s first Winter Olympic gold medal, but men’s downhill skiers were forced to wait 24 hours for a chance. .. In the second day of the tournament in Beijing, he won seven gold medals. When the men’s downhill, one of the hottest events at the Winter Olympics, was postponed until Monday due to a gust of wind, seven people went to six.

Alexandre Omotkirde of Norway is half of the golden couple of skiers with Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and is popular. Sadowsky Sinot, 20, was nervous about winning the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle title at her last tournament. “To be honest, that’s an absolute distrust, but winning the gold medal for the first Winter Olympics in New Zealand probably makes more sense to me,” he said, born in Sydney and immigrating to New Zealand at the age of six. Sadowsky Sinot said. She said, “I’m very proud that she’s a kiwi.”

Sadowsky Sinot, who jumped on the trampoline of Covid’s blockade to raise aerial awareness, launched a major jump with his final trick, scoring a victory score of 92.88. She won the bronze medal after being attacked by American silver medalist Julia Marino and Australian Tess Coady. New Zealand had previously won one silver medal and two bronze medals at the Winter Olympics. This includes Sadowsky Sinot’s 3rd place finish at the 2018 Pyeongchang Big Air Games. Freestyle skier Jakara Anthony won the gold medal for the women’s moguls and became an antipodal double.

More than a medal

Cross-country skier Alexander Borschnov became the first Russian to win the Olympic title in these competitions, but not in Russia. Russians punished for heavy doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics must compete under the banner of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). This was his dominance of 15km plus 15km ski athlon, and Bolshunov had time to wave his hand on the TV camera long before the end of the race. He then became angry at his question about Russia’s doping-contaminated past in cross-country skiing.
“You don’t just suddenly become an Olympic champion,” Bolshunov, who won the first gold medal, added three previous silver medals and one bronze medal.

“When it comes to doping, hearing those words is honestly inside out. I don’t accept it, and when I hear those words, I don’t want to hear them.” Record 133km / h. Germany’s Johannes Ludwig won the gold medal in the men’s luge after blocking the challenge from Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl.

Georgian athlete Saba Kumaritashvili was unable to put the luge into the final, but he was competing for more than a medal. His cousin Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed in the same sport at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics a few hours before the opening ceremony when his sled was off course for training. “I’m thinking of Nodar. I’m always thinking of him,” Kumaritashvili said. “After Nodal, I didn’t want to kill Luge in Georgia. I wanted to keep doing that. I wasn’t afraid. I wanted to race in the Olympics.”

Lack of pandas

Ryoyu Kobayashi won the gold medal for ski jumping towards Japan at Men’s Normal Hill and was nervous while his main title rival was defeated. Kobayashi became the first Japanese ski jumper to win the Olympic gold medal in foreign snow. Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer was aiming for the fourth gold medal in four games at 5,000 meters, but was in ninth place as Sweden’s Nils van der Pol won the Kramer title and Olympic record. I was able to finish it.

Meanwhile, the organizers admitted that they couldn’t produce enough panda souvenirs to keep up with demand. Bing Dwen Dwen, a cute ice skating panda, is the official mascot of the Beijing Games, but Chinese people are disappointed with the gift shop. Zhao Wei-dong, a spokesman for the local organizing committee, blamed China’s lack of Lunar New Year holidays. “The supply of licensed products was affected by it,” he said. “We are currently working on adjusting the production and supply of BingDwenDwen.”

The Beijing Games are held in a vast “closed loop” designed to fight the coronavirus. According to the latest figures, since January 23, the bubble has had more than 363 positive cases, including an unknown number of competitors. Approximately 3,000 athletes are wrapped in cocoons with tens of thousands of volunteers, support staff and journalists. Everyone in the bubble must wear a face mask and undergo a daily COVID test. -AFP

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