Simon Amman from Switzerland won the small hill ski jump with two amazing jumps. Together with his two golds from 02, he now has 3 olympic golds and ties Matti Nykänen from Finland as most winning olympic jumper ever. Adam Malysz from Poland took the second place and Gregor Schlirenzauer from Austria took the bronze. The Norwegians weren't huge favourites and three of them did decently as expected with 12th, 18th ans 23rd. But our gold hope Anders Jacobsen failed in his first jump with only 99,5 meters. His second jump was much better though and he got 104 meters. He got a 9th place which is a disappointment. He blamed the nerves, which is understandable in his Olympic debut. Full results at: NRK.
Gold winner Simon Ammann
The Downhill for men is sadly postponed to Monday, but I forgot one event that will come tonight. 5000 meters skating for men. Håvard Bøkko from Norway is the sport's perennial number two and would have been a huge contender, but he has struggled with injuries lately. He has also suffered from turmoil after the team's coach, the American Peter Mueller, who he was very, very close with, was fired for sexual harassment and then allowed to stay on as Bøkko's personal trainer.
Over to the Sens game. The Sens are red frickin hot. They have won 13 of their last 14 or something. The Wings are without Lilja and a groin-injured Filppula. Kronner is back and Malts is still in. The Wings will dress 7 defensemen and Meech may play forward. It would be fantastic to get a win and a good feeling before the break. Come on guys, this is a game to win.
Keys to the game
- Will Franzén continue his onslaught?
- Can the guys be more effective?
- 60 minutes?
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