Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: List of all medals won on Sunday, February 6

Beijing Games: Here is a wrap of all the Winter Olympics results from competitions on Sunday, February 6.

Alexander Bolshunov of the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates after winning gold in the men's 15km+15km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics.   -  Reuters

Here is a roundup of all the medals won on Sunday, February 6, at the Beijing 2022 Games.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

MEN'S 15KM+15 KM SKIATHLON

Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov pulled away from the pack early to win gold in the 30-kilometer skiathlon.

Bolshunov, the World Cup points leader in distance races, grabbed a Russian Olympic Committee flag in the final stretch and waved it in the air as he crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 16 seconds.

Bolshunov and Iivo Niskanen of Finland led the race through the first four classic ski laps but Russia’s Denis Spitsov passed Niskanen once they were on the freestyle legs.

Spitsov stayed out front and secured the silver, 1 minute, 11 seconds behind Bolshunov. Niskanen held on for the bronze 2 minutes back.

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SNOWBOARDING

WOMEN’S SLOPESTYLE

Zoi Sadowski Synnott won New Zealand’s first gold medal in Winter Olympics history, stomping down a pressure-packed run on her last trip down the mountain on Sunday to win the title in women’s slopestyle.

The 20-year-old was one of the very few to put down clean run on a supersized course, where hardpacked snow and bone-cold wind chills made things difficult for all 12 finalists, including two-time defending champion Jamie Anderson, who finished ninth.

Sadowski Synnott went into her last of three runs trailing American Julia Marino but came up big.

She landed a double-cork 1080 on the second jump, and while not repeating that jump the way she did when she won the Winter X Games last month, her backside 1080 off the final kicker was more than enough.

She raised her hands in the air after landing, knowing what she’d done. Marino and third-place finisher Tess Coady of Australia knew it, too. They gang-tackled her at the finish line to celebrate.

SPEEDSKATING

MEN'S 5000M SPEEDSKATING

Nils van der Poel gave Sweden its first Olympic speedskating medal since 1988, pulling off a stunning comeback to win gold in the 5,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics.

Van der Poel was a big favorite coming into the event as the reigning world champion with an undefeated record in the distance events on this season’s World Cup circuit.

He lived up to the hype in the 12 1/2-lap race at the Ice Ribbon oval, turning on the speed at the end to overcome Patrick Roest of the Netherlands with an Olympic record of 6 minutes, 8.84 seconds.

The bronze went to Norway’s Hallgeir Engebraaten in 6:09.88.

SKI JUMPING

MEN'S NORMAL HILL

Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi has won Olympic ski jumping gold on the normal hill.

Kobayashi jumped last and best, clearing 99.5 meters (326 feet) and had 129.6 points thanks to his graceful style from start to finish that won over the judges.

Austria’s Manuel Fettner won silver and Dawid Kubacki of Poland earned bronze.

FREESTYLE SKIING

WOMEN'S MOGULS

Jakara Anthony of Australia has captured the women’s moguls title.

Anthony’s back flip with a grab at the bottom of the course sewed up the gold medal Sunday on the Secret Garden Olympic course. Her score of 83.09 edged American Jaelin Kauf, who had been poised to pick up the first gold medal for Team USA in China.

Russian athlete Anastasiia Smirnova earned the bronze while defending champion Perrine Laffont of France finished fourth.

The 23-year-old Anthony joins Dale Begg-Smith as the only Aussies to win the Olympic event. Begg-Smith earned his title at the 2006 Turin Games.

LUGE

MEN'S SINGLES

Johannes Ludwig of Germany is the Olympic champion in men’s luge, adding that to the World Cup overall title he won this season.

It’s the 11th time in 16 Olympics that a German man — counting the days of East Germany and West Germany in there — has won the luge title. Wolfgang Kindl of Austria was second and Dominik Fischnaller of Italy was third.

Ludwig led after all four heats. He set the tone for Sunday’s final two runs of the competition by setting a track record leading off the third heat, putting more pressure on everyone else in the field to catch him. Nobody did.

CURLING

MIXED DOUBLES

Australians Tahli Gill and Dean Hewitt won their country's first ever Olympic curling victory at the National Aquatics Centre on Sunday, only a few hours after believing their mixed doubles campaign had been cut short due to a series of positive COVID-19 tests.

Gill and Hewitt beat 2018 Pyeongchang silver medallists Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 9-6 after being 3-6 behind at one stage.

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