The first 9 days of the Olympic games: Ukrainian Alexander Abramenko won first gold

The first 9 days of the Olympic games: Ukrainian Alexander Abramenko won first gold

The ninth day of the Olympics in Pyeongchang came to an end. Sunday’s race brought another silver medal to the US and the first gold for Ukraine.

Second place among men in the discipline of ski slopestyle went to American nick Hoepper.

Congratulations, @NickGoepper on #Silver in #FreestyleSkiing Men’s Slopestyle at #PyeongChang2018! @TeamUSA

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— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 18, 2018

Ukrainian athlete Oleksandr Abramenko won for the country the first gold medal in the current Olympics. In the discipline of ski acrobatics he overtook Chinese Jia of Tsunan (silver), Russian Ilya Burov and other rivals.

Oleksandr Abramenko #UKR takes the #gold in #FreestyleSkiing! His nation’s first medal at #PyeongChang2018 👏

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— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 18, 2018

Abramenko will go down in history as the first Olympic champion of Ukrainian ski acrobatics and the first Ukrainian medalist in ski freestyle.

The remaining awards were distributed as follows:


  • Gold Marcel Hirscher, Australia
  • Silver — Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway
  • Bronze — Alexis Pinturo, France


  • Martin Fourcade, France
  • Simon Schempp, Germany
  • Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norway

Ski race

  • Norway
  • Russia
  • France

Ski acrobatics

  • Oleksandr Abramenko, Ukraine
  • Jia Zongyang, China
  • Ilya Burov, Russia

Ski freestyle

  • Øystein Braaten, Norway
  • Nick Hoepper, USA
  • Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Canada

Speed skating (women)

  • Nao Kodaira, Japan
  • Lee Sang-Hwa, Korea
  • Carolina Erbanova, Czech Republic

The day was marked by the conflict between national team coaches for USA hockey and the Russian Federation. American Tony Garnet pointedly refused to shake the hand of Oleg Znarka after the match, which the Russian team won with the score 4:0.

The coach of the losing side didn’t like that the opponent sent out his team to attack in the final minutes of the battle.