Prominent Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler set a new Winter Olympics record by winning a medal at his sixth consecutive Games. Zoeggeler's achievement matched that of Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich and German kayaker Birgit Fischer from the summer Games.
Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch defended her Olympic super-combined gold on Monday, proving she was the woman to beat in the discipline. The 29-year-old, who also won the world title last year, posted a total time of 2min 34.62sec after one downhill and one slalom run. She finished ahead of Austria's Nicole Hosp at 0.40sec and US favourite Julia Mancuso, who made a key mistake half way through the course to finish third at 0.53 despite leading after the morning's downhill.
Canada's Charles Hamelin claimed his third Olympic gold medalwhen he won the men's 1500m short track speed skating title. China's Han Tianyu took silver with Victor Ahn giving hosts Russia their first ever Olympic short track medal with bronze.
France took its first gold of the Sochi Olympics when Martin Fourcade won the biathlon pursuit but Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen narrowly missed out on an outright Winter Games medals record. Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic won the silver — it was his first Olympic medal. Jean-Guillaume Beátrix also won his first Olympic medal.
Speed skater Michel Mulder saw off a fierce challenge from his Dutch team-mates to win the 500m Olympic speed skating gold on Monday as the Netherlands swept the podium. Mulder, 27, won with a combined time from his two races of 69.31sec, beating compatriot Jan Smeekens by just 0.01sec in a thrilling climax to the competition. Ronald Mulder, the twin brother of Michel, took bronze in a time of 69.46sec
Alex Bilodeau retained his men's moguls title at the Sochi Winter Olympics Monday with a stunning score of 26.31 as Canada continued to dominate the discipline. Just as they had done in the women's moguls, Canada also took silver through Mikael Kingsbury, with a score of 24.71. Alexandr Smyshlyaev (24.34) took third place and prevented a Canadian clean sweep by pipping Marc-Antoine Gagnon (23.35) for bronze.