The women's downhill medal competition ended with a unique result. The top of the podium was shared by two athletes: Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin had identical times to the nearest hundredth of a second: 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. Both received a gold medal. Bronze went to a Switzerland's Lara Gut, who has lagged behind the leaders by just 10 hundredths of a second.
Eric Frenzel (Germany) confirmed his status as the world's best Nordic combined athlete by holding off Akito Watabe (Japan) to win the NH/10km at RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre on Wednesday. Magnus Krog (Norway) came out of the chasing pack to claim bronze, eight seconds behind Frenzel and just over a second ahead of fourth-placed Alessandro Pittin (Italy).
Stefan Groothuis gave Netherlands its fourth gold medal from five speed skating events at Sochi 2014 whe he won the men's 1000m on Wednesday night. In taking the silver in the 1000m, Denny Morrison (Canada) claimed his third career Olympic medal and his first in an individual event. 1000m bronze medallist Michel Mulder (Netherlands) becomes the first multi-medallist at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Earlier, he won the gold medal in the men's 2x500m.
Germany captured their third gold in three luge events at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday when world champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won the men's pairs.
World Cup winners Wendl and Arlt clocked a combined time of one min 38.933 sec after two runs to finish 0.522sec ahead of Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger, who came to Sochi as reigning two-time Olympic champions. Latvian brothers Andris and Juris Sics, who grabbed silver at Vancouver in 2001, finished in third place.
Kaitlyn Farrington upset three former Olympic champions to take women's halfpipe snowboarding gold at the Sochi Games on Wednesday. The American had failed to make the final directly from the heats, needing a second chance semi-final to progress, but produced a stunning second run to score 91.75. Vancouver 2010 winner Torah Bright of Australia missed out on gold by just 0.25 while veteran Salt Lake City 2002 champion Kelly Clark, 30, took bronze with a score of 90.75.
Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov struck gold in the pairs event at Sochi 2014 on Wednesday and earned Russia's second gold medal at these Olympic Winter Games. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (Russia) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (Germany).