Sochi 2014 Olympic results for Wednesday in giant slalom, speed skating, bobsled, more

SOCHI, Russia - Spoiler alert! See who won medals in Wednesday's Olympic competitions in Sochi.

-- Ligety dominates for gold in Olympic giant slalom

Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg combined time of 2 minutes, 45.29 seconds.

Steve Missillier of France finished second, 0.48 behind, and Alexis Pinturault, also of France, was third, 0.64 behind.

Ligety's first gold came in combined at the 2006 Turin Games as a 21-year-old -- before he had ever won a World Cup race.

The only other American to win two Olympic golds in Alpine skiing was Andrea Mead Lawrence, who took both the slalom and giant slalom at the 1952 Oslo Games.

American Tim Jitloff took 15th. American Jared Goldberg took 19th, followed by Bode Miller in 20th.

-- Americans take silver & Bronze in women's bobsled

While Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada took gold in women's bobsled Wednesday, American teams won the silver and bronze medals.

Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams won silver and Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans took bronze in bobsled.

Americans Jazmine Fenlator and Lolo Jones were three minutes behind the gold medal team. They came in 11th.

-- Hockey recap

The men's hockey quarterfinals take place today.

Team USA is playing the Czech Republic. Canada is playing Latvia.

Sweden beat Slovenia.

And Finland knocked the Russians out of Olympic hockey, 3-1.

-- US expat Wild wins men's parallel giant slalom

The husband and wife team of Vic Wild and Alena Zavarzina are both heading home with Olympic medals.

Wild rolled to victory in men's snowboarding parallel giant slalom, ripping past Nevin Galmarini in the second run of the finals to win gold for his adopted country of Russia. Zan Kosir of Slovenia took the bronze.

Wild's triumph came just minutes after his wife raced to bronze in the women's event.

Patrizia Kummer gave Switzerland its sixth gold medal in Sochi when Japan's Tomoka Takeuchi lost an edge halfway through the second run of the final.

Zavarzina had little trouble in the consolation final, beating Ina Meschik by nearly a second to win bronze.

Wild grew up in White Salmon, Wash., but applied for Russian citizenship after marrying Zavarzina in 2011.

American Justin Reiter took 24th in the men's event

-- Norway wins women's team sprint at Olympics

Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal.

Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and only extended the lead after that. Teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg helped maintain the Norwegian lead on her three laps and earned her first gold to go with a silver from the individual sprint.

Norway won by 9.09 seconds ahead of Finland, which took silver. Sweden took bronze after Stina Nilsson won a sprint against Germany's Denise Herrmann.

Aino-Kaisa Saarinen and Kerttu Niskanen competed for Finland. Ida Ingemarsdotter was the other skier for Sweden.

The American team took 8th.

-- Finland wins men's team sprint at Olympics

Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final.

Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's Tim Tscharnke fell right behind him after the final downhill section into the stadium and nearly tripped up Russia's Nikita Kriukov, who stayed on his legs but lost touch with the Finn.

Kriukov couldn't catch up and Russia had to settle for silver. Sweden's Teodor Peterson overtook Tscharnke to secure the bronze. That also gave Sweden's Emil Joensson a second lucky bronze, after three rivals fell in front of him in the final of the individual event.

The US took 6th.

-- Sablikova wins another gold in women's 5,000

Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic defended her Olympic speedskating title in the women's 5,000 meters Wednesday, knocking the Dutch off the top step of the medal podium.

Sablikova set a track record at Adler Arena with a time of 6 minutes, 51.54 seconds.

The Netherlands didn't earn a gold, but they did claim two more medals. Ireen Wust took the silver in 6:54.28, while Carien Kleibeuker grabbed the bronze in 6:55.66.

It was Wust's fourth medal of the Sochi Games, added to a gold in the 3,000 and silvers in the 1,000 and 1,500.

Racing against Sablikova in the seventh of eight pairs, Wust pushed the pace with hope of hanging on. But she began to fade just past the midway point, and Sablikova never let up.

American Maria Lamb took 16th in the finals.

-- Norway wins biathlon relay; Bjoerndalen sets medal record

Norway won the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon on Wednesday, and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals.

Bjoerndalen broke the record he shared with cross-country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie, also matching his fellow Norwegian's record of eight gold medals. Bjoerndalen earlier won gold in Sochi in the men's sprint biathlon.

Bjoerndalen can win another medal in the final men's biathlon event of the Sochi Games, the 4x7.5K relay on Saturday.

Tora Berger faulted twice, but Tiril Eckhoff, Bjoerndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen all shot cleanly for Norway. They finished in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 17.0 seconds.

Czech Republic was 32.6 second behind to win silver, and Italy came in 58.2 seconds behind for bronze.

The American team came in 9th.

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