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Jamie Anderson wins X Games (14th medal) over depleted field

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Jamie Anderson won her first X Games snowboard slopestyle title in five years — her 14th medal in the event overall — against a field missing a few Olympic medal contenders.

Anderson, the Sochi Olympic champ, tallied 94 points in her second of three runs for her fifth X Games slopestyle title.

Anderson, who scraped her nose in a first-run crash, matched halfpipe rider Kelly Clark for the most X Games medals won by a woman.

“Ended up smashing my face,” Anderson said on ESPN3. “When I went back up there [for my second run], I was pretty shooken up, but I just tried to take a couple of deep breaths and get back into my focus mode.”

PyeongChang Olympic teammate Julia Marino, the 2017 X Games winner, took second with 92 points. Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi was third. Full results are here.

Just five women competed in the Aspen, Colo., final.

U.S. Olympian Hailey Langland did not start due to heel contusions, according to ESPN. Langland is an Olympic medal contender in big air and slopestyle, taking 2017 X Games gold in the former and 2016 X Games bronze in the latter.

Austrian Anna Gasser, the 2017 U.S. Open champ, and Norwegian Silje Norendal, the 2014 and 2015 X Games winner, also didn’t start.

Canadian Spencer O’Brien, the 2016 X Games champ, pulled out before the event and was replaced by an alternate.

The X Games continue through the weekend, highlighted by the women’s and men’s snowboard halfpipe finals on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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Exhibition gala closes out figure skating program in PyeongChang

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Without the pressure of racking up points to land on the medal podium, the figure skating exhibition gala is a chance for the athletes to express themselves. There aren’t rules about jumping sequences, and instead, skaters can use props and silly concepts, if they want.

Figure skaters who win medals at the Olympics are typically among the invite list, plus up-and-coming skaters from the host country and other fan favorites.

Here are some of the best performances of the evening:

Ice dance bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani reprised last season’s “That’s Life” short dance by Frank Sinatra featuring Jay-Z for this year’s exhibition.

Ladies’ gold medalist Alina Zagitova performed her “Priestess of Fire” exhibition, which included a fake candle prop glowing on the ice.

Watch performances from the figure skating gala by clicking here 

Double gold: Germany’s Friedrich wins 4-man bobsled

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Two-man? Check. Four-man? Double check. Francesco Friedrich piloted his German sled to gold in the four-man bobsled, becoming the sixth pilot to win gold in both the two- and four-man bobsled in the same Olympics on the final day of competition in PyeongChang.

After tying with Canada’s Justin Kripps in two-man, Friedrich made no doubt in four-man, sliding to a dominant win. The German sled was clear of second by 0.53 seconds. And in second? Another tie on the bobsled course — just like the tie for gold in two-man. South Korea and Germany shared the silver medal.

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South Korea’s medal was historic. Won Yun-Jong delivered for the home nation, bringing the country its first medal in the bobsled. Yun Sung-Bin won the country’s first medal in a sliding event by taking gold in skeleton earlier in the games. Germany’s Nico Walther piloted the sled that tied.

Codie Bascue piloted the top American sled to a ninth-place finish. Nick Cunningham and Justin Olsen improved in Runs 3 and 4 to finish 19th and 20th, respectively.

Results: 

Gold: Germany (Friedrich sled)
Silver: South Korea (Won sled)
Silver: Germany (Walther sled)

Read the full recap and watch bobsled highlights by clicking here