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SOCHI SCENE: Medal movers

February 16, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sure, Russia didn’t get a big hockey win against the United States, but it hauled in more medals than any other country on Saturday and moved ahead of the U.S. as the Sochi Games reached its midpoint.

Alexander Tretiakov won gold in men’s skeleton while Victor An won gold and Vladimir Grigorev won silver in the men’s 1,000-meter short track for Russia.

The haul shifted the host country to fourth in the medal standings behind Germany, Norway and Switzerland. Norway and Switzerland were shut out Saturday while Germany picked up a silver and bronze.

Poland won two golds on the eighth day of medal competition, moving to eighth of 26 countries in the medal standings with four medals — all gold.

Five more gold medals were up for grabs on Sunday, including: men’s super-G alpine skiing, women’s snowboard cross, men’s 4 by 10-kilometer cross-country relay, women’s 1,500-meter speedskating and men’s 15-kilometer biathlon mass start.

— By Oskar Garcia — Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia


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