9th day of the winter Olympics 2018: Ukraine — with the first gold

9th day of the winter Olympics 2018: Ukraine — with the first gold

Came to the end of the 9th day of the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Sunday’s race brought another silver medal and USA’s first gold — Ukraine.

American Nick Hoepper took 2-nd place among men in ski slopestyle.

9th day of the winter Olympics 2018: Ukraine — with the first gold

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

More here: https://t.co/N5zLLymQ8Y pic.twitter.com/G840Nutc3h

— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 18, 2018

Alexander Abramenko won the Ukraine’s first at these Games gold medal, beating in ski acrobatics 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 👏

More results here: https://t.co/1U10EF3oDA pic.twitter.com/JmkO0U3Gmz

— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 18, 2018

The history of the sport Abramenko will be included as the first Olympic champion of Ukrainian ski acrobatics and the first Ukrainian medalist in ski freestyle.

The remaining awards were distributed as follows:

Ski sports:

  • gold and Marcel Hirscher (Australia);
  • silver — Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway);
  • bronze — Alexis Pinturo (France).


  • gold — Martin Fourcade (France);
  • silver — Simon Schempp (Germany);
  • bronze — Emil Hegle Svendsen (Norway).

Ski race:

  • gold — Norway;
  • silver — Russia;
  • bronze — France.

Ski acrobatics:

  • gold — Alexander Abramenko (Ukraine);
  • silver: Jia Zongyang (China);
  • bronze — Ilya Burov (Russia).

Ski freestyle:

  • gold — Oystein Braaten (Norway);
  • silver — Nick Hoepper (USA);
  • bronze — Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (Canada).

Speed skating (women’s):

  • gold — Nao Kodaira (Japan);
  • silver — Lee sang-Hwa (Korea);
  • bronze — 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.