Sochi 2014: Results for women's halfpipe, pairs free skating, 1000m speed skating, women's downhill

SOCHI, Russia - Spoiler alert! See who won medals at Wednesday's Olympic competitions in Sochi. The results will be coming throughout the day because Sochi is nine hours ahead of the eastern time zone.

-- Women's halfpipe

The American ladies went one, three, four in the halfpipe competition on Wednesday. Kaitlyn Farrington took the gold, Kelly Clark the bronze and Hannah Teter finished fourth. Australian Torah Bright took silver.

Steamboat Springs' Arielle Gold, did not start after hurting her shoulder in practice.

-- Pairs free skating

The Russian teams took the gold and silver medals Wednesday. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won Olympic won gold. Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov took silver.

German's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy earned the bronze medal.

Americans Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir took ninth and Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay finished 12th.

-- Men's 1000m speed skating

Stefan Groothuis gave the Netherlands another gold medal in speedskating, upsetting two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis in the 1,000 meters Wednesday.

Groothuis posted a time of 1 minute, 8.39 seconds at Adler Arena, earning the fourth gold medal in five speedskating events for the Dutch at these Winter Games.

500m champion Michel Mulder took the bronze, giving the Netherlands 10 out of a possible 15 medals overall through the first five events.

Canada's Denny Morrison took the silver in 1:08.43. He wasn't even scheduled to compete in the event, but got in when a teammate gave up his spot.

Davis was attempting to become the first man to win the same speedskating event at three straight Olympics. He finished eighth in 1:09.12.

-- Women's hockey

Canada beat the U.S. women's team on Wednesday 3-2.

-- 3 Steamboat Springs residents in nordic combined

Eric Frenzel of Germany led after ski jumping and then powered home on the cross-country course to win the gold medal Wednesday in the Nordic combined individual normal hill at the Sochi Olympics.

Akito Watabe of Japan took the silver, and Magnus Krog of Norway earned the bronze in 23:58.3.

Three Coloradans competed in the nordic combined. Opening ceremony U.S. flag bearer Todd Lodwick jumped 108 meters, but did not compete in the cross country skiing portion due to a shoulder injury.

Bryan Fletcher jumped 105.6 meters, putting him 41st at the start of the cross country race. He finished less than two minutes behind the leaders in the cross country race to finish 26th out of the 46 competitors.

Taylor Fletcher, Bryan's little brother, jumped 92.9 meters, putting him in last place after the jump. However, he moved up 12 positions during the cross country race to finish 33rd.

Read more about Lodwick and the Fletcher brothers here. See images from their competition here.

American Bill Demong finished 24th.

-- Women's nordic downhill

There was a tie for the gold in the women's downhill at the Olympics. Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland crossed the finish line with identical times. The bronze went to Gisin's teammate, Lara Gut.

On another warm day in the mountains outside of Sochi, Maze and Gisin finished the 1.69 mile course in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. American Julia Mancuso was a disappointing eighth.

The last tie in Olympic Alpine skiing happened in men's super-G at the 1998 Nagano Games in Japan.--

-- Doubles luge

Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won Germany's third gold medal in luge at the Sochi Olympics, denying Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger a record third straight title.

Known as "the two Tobis," Wendl and Arlt completed their two runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track on Wednesday in 1 minute, 38.933 seconds. Their win followed dominating performances by Germany's Felix Loch in men's singles and Natalie Geisenberger's in women's.

The Lingers won silver and Latvia's Andris and Juris Sics took bronze after winning silver in Vancouver.

Wendl and Arlt have been sliding together for 13 years and came to Sochi as favorites after winning six World Cup events this season.

The luge competition will conclude Thursday with the new team relay event.

-- Costas out again

An eye infection will keep Bob Costas off NBC's prime-time Olympic broadcast for a second straight night. Costas said on a "Today" show phone call Wednesday that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. Matt Lauer will again replace him.

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