Jansrud triumphs in super-G

Norway's Kjetil Jansrud sped to Olympic gold in the men's super-G alpine skiing on Sunday and Czech Eva Samkova won the women's snowboarding cross after yet more tumbles on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.

Skicross racer Maria Komissarova, 23, was in a serious but stable condition after an operation lasting more than six hours on Saturday to insert a metal implant in her back.On the ninth day of medal competition, Sweden won their second cross-country relay gold when they prevailed in the men's 4x10km event, ahead of Russia and France.

Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust was aiming for her second gold of the Games, in the women's 1,500 metres, and French biathlete Martin Fourcade was favourite to get his third in the 15km mass start.

But many Russians' thoughts were still on the ice hockey action of the previous day, when a late disallowed goal cost the host nation victory over arch-rival the United States.

In a rare moment of political unity, supporters and opponents of President Vladimir Putin came together on Twitter to express their outrage after the Americans won in a shoot-out.

On the Rosa Khutor piste in the Caucasus mountains, Jansrud secured Norway's fourth successive Olympic men's super-G win, while 36-year-old American Bode Miller tied for bronze with Canada's Jan Hudec, to become the oldest ever Alpine skiing medallist.Miller's team-mate Andrew Weibrecht captured a surprise silver medal after starting 29th, with all the favourites gone.

Germany lead table

After 54 of 98 events, Germany led the medals table with seven golds, followed by Norway and Switzerland and five. Hosts Russia were tied on four with Canada, the United States, the Netherlands and Poland – who have no silvers or bronze.

In late-night action on Saturday, Poland's Kamil Stoch snatched the men's large hill ski jumping gold medal from Japan's Noriaki Kasai, overhauling him with the last jump.

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