Canadian freestyler Marielle Thompson became the Olympic champion in ladies’ ski cross. She finished the first in the grand finals ahead of her compatriot Kelsey Serwa. Swedish freestyler Anna Holmlund took the bronze.
On Friday Ukraine raced to a great victory in women's team biathlon relay. The team led from the start in the 4x6 km relay race and finished in 1hr 10min 2.5sec, coming in 26.4 seconds in front of the runner-up, Russia. Norway took bronze.
Dominant Canada won their third successive Olympic men's curling gold medal on Friday with a convincing 9-3 victory over Britain in the final. World champions Sweden claimed the bronze medal with a 6-4 extra-end win over China.
American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion despite a near fall Friday under floodlights at Rosa Khutor.
Russia's short track star Victor Ahn won the men's 500m short track speed skating gold on Friday to add to his earlier gold in the 1,000m event. Ahn took the lead on one of the final bends and crossed the line in 41.312sec. Wu Dajing of China (41.516) took silver while Canada's Charle Cournoyer won bronze in 41.617.
South Korea's Park Seung-Hi won the women's 1,000m short-track speed skating title on Friday, her third medal and second gold of the Sochi Olympics. Park pipped China's Fan Kexin on the line in a time of 1min 30.761sec. Silver medallist Fan timed 1:30.811 while South Korea's Shim Suk-Hee took bronze in a time of 1:31.027.
Russia -- led by speed skating superstar Victor Ahn -- set a new Olympic record in winning gold in the men's 5,000m relay on Friday in front of a vociferous home crowd in Sochi. Russia's four-man team crossed the line in 6min 42.100sec. The United States were second (6:42.371) while China took bronze (6:48.341).
Finalists in the men's ice hockey tournament at the Games in Sochi have been determined. In the semifinal matches, Canada defeated the United States 1-0 and earlier Sweden proved itself stronger than Finland with a score of 2-1.