Cross-country skier Oksana Masters won the final U.S. medal of the Sochi Paralympics, bronze in women’s 5km sitting on the last day of competition.
Masters won her second medal of the Games, adding to her 12km silver.
Host Russia finished strong, sweeping two cross-country events Sunday to finish with 80 medals (a record) and 30 golds. The next highest nations had 25 medals and nine golds.
The U.S. totaled 18 medals (its most at a Winter Games since 2002) and two golds. It won 13 with four golds in 2010.
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With a pair of extremely progressive tricks, Austria’s Anna Gasser has become the first-ever Olympic champion in women’s snowboard big air.
Gasser landed all three of her jumps in the big air final, but it was the last one — a cab double cork 1080 — that knocked Jamie Anderson out of the top spot and gave Gasser the win.
Anderson ended up with a silver medal. It’s her second medal of these Olympics and the third medal of her career.
New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott took bronze.
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Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, the reigning world champion and 2014 Olympic silver medalist, missed a gate and skied out in his opening slalom run at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Bode Miller, NBC’s Alpine skiing analyst and a six-time Olympic medalist, called Hirscher’s mistake “one of the biggest upsets in this Games.”
Slalom features two runs. The times are added together, and the fastest total time determines the winner.
The second run is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. ET. Watch live by clicking here.