Winter Olympics Update: Day 7

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) American Mikaela Shiffrin was unable to become the first skier to successfully defend an Olympic gold in the slalom.

Shiffrin finished fourth as Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter overtook first-run leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland to win the gold. The 22-year-old Shiffrin was fourth after the opening run and couldn’t make up enough time to earn a second straight medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

Shiffrin was coming off a victory in the giant slalom the previous day.

Also at Pyeongchang:

Defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan has won the men’s short program with a games-record 111.68 points. Adam Rippon was the top American as he finished seventh, 10 places ahead of two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen.

Ryan Donato scored two power-play goals as the U.S. men’s hockey team earned a 2-1 victory over Slovakia.

The “Olympic Athletes from Russia” as the IOC calls them demolished Slovenia 8-2 on Friday.

Italy’s Michela Moioli has won the gold medal in Olympic women’s snowboardcross, overtaking American Lindsey Jacobellis about halfway down the course. Jacobellis finished fourth.

Austrian Matthias Mayer won the men’s super-G to break Norway’s 16-year grip on the title.

South Korea’s Yun Sungbin dominated the skeleton as the 23-year-old finished 1.63 seconds ahead of Nikita Tregubov of Russia.

Switzerland’s Dario Cologna has become the first cross-country skier to win three Olympic gold medals in the same event by capturing the 15-kilometer freestyle.

The United States, with eight total medals, is now tied with Austria for fifth overall with five gold, 1 silver and two bronze.

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