Sochi 2014 Olympics: Tuesdays results for men's ski halfpipe, snowboardcross, giant slalom, more

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

-- Coloradan wins bronze in men's snowboard cross at Olympics

Boulder's Alex Deibold scored a bronze medal after coming in third in his quarterfinal, semifinal and the big one, the finals of snowboard cross.

France's Pierre Vaultier won the gold Tuesday despite a knee injury. Russian Nikolay Olyunin took silver.

American Trevor Jacob finished ninth.

The event was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday due to heavy fog. Conditions weren't much better 24 hours later as the drizzle slowed the 750-meter track, making passing difficult and increasing the pressure on competitors to get out of the gates quickly.

"We compete in an outdoor sport, this is not something that uncommon," Deibold said. "It's one of the situations we prep ourselves for."

-- American takes gold in men's ski halfpipe

American David Wise won the gold medal in the men's ski halfpipe.  Mike Riddle of Canada took silver and Kevin Rolland of France took bronze.

Four Coloradans competed, too.

Boulder's Aaron Blunck came in 7th in the finals.

Coloradans Torin Yater-Wallace, Lyman Currier and Peter Adam Cook (competing for British Virgin Islands) competed, but did not make the final 12.

-- 2 Steamboat brothers compete in Nordic combined large hill

Two brothers from Steamboat Springs, Taylor Fletcher and Bryan Fletcher, completed in the 10 km Nordic combined (large hill) Tuesday. Little brother, Taylor, bested his brother, Bryan, by two spots. Taylor came in 20th, Bryan came in 22nd.

Taylor was the highest American finisher in the event.

Bryan bested his brother in last week's Nordic combined, taking 26th place to Taylor's 33rd finish. (Read more)

Joergen Graabak of Norway won the gold.

American Bill DeMong took came in 31st.

Steamboat's Todd Lodwick jumped, but did not compete in the cross country portion, due to a shoulder injury.

-- Tina Maze wins Olympic giant slalom

Solvenia's Tina Maze earned her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, winning from the front in a rainy and snowy giant slalom.

Wearing bib No. 1, Maze skied through the gates cleanly to defend her big first-run lead and finish 0.07 seconds ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Defending champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was third, trailing 0.27 behind Maze's two-run time of 2 minutes, 36.87 seconds.

Vail's Mikaela Shiffrin placed fifth in her Olympic debut.

American Julia Mancuso did not finish.

-- South Korea wins Olympic gold in 3,000 short track relay

South Korea won the women's Olympic short track 3,000-meter relay, passing China on the last lap to take the lead.

The team of Cho Ha-ri, Kim Alang, Park Seung-hi and Shim Suk-hee crossed the finish line first Tuesday after Shim made the winning pass on the last of 27 laps. Four years ago in Vancouver, the South Koreans finished first, but were disqualified and China got the gold.

This time, the Chinese team of Fan Kexin, Li Jianrou, Liu Qiuhong and Zhou Yang finished second, but were disqualified by the referees after a penalty on the last lap.

That allowed Canada to take the silver medal. Italy earned the bronze.

-- Fog delayed 15k biathlon

The start of the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon event at the Sochi Olympics was delayed again due to fog.

Fog was hanging over parts of the course during the morning but the shooting range was not affected until clouds moved in during the 30 minutes before the scheduled start.

The race had been called off on Sunday and again on Monday because of thick fog, making it the first Olympic biathlon event to be postponed for two days.

The event did get underway and Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway edged Martin Fourcade of France in a sprint finish to win gold.

Svendsen and Fourcade both finished in 42 minutes, 29.1 seconds, with Svendsen's ski crossing the line a fraction earlier.

Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic was 13.8 behind to take bronze for his second medal of the games after winning silver in the 12.5K pursuit.

American Lowell Bailey finished 23rd.

-- Dutch sweep another speedskating event

Jorrit Bergsma set an Olympic record and led another Dutch speedskating sweep Tuesday, winning the 10,000 meters with an upset of countryman Sven Kramer.

Kramer wanted this gold more than any other after giving away the longest race with an inexplicable mistake at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

But Bergsma's finishing kick was a stunner, giving him a winning time of 12 minutes, 44.45 seconds. It was the fastest sea-level time ever and eclipsed the Olympic record of 12:58.55 set by South Korea's Lee Seung-hoon four years ago.

Kramer settled for silver in 12:49.02. The bronze went to 37-year-old Bob de Jong.

It was the fourth Dutch sweep of the podium at Adler Arena, giving them 19 speedskating medals in all.

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