Canada's halftime report card at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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What's more, he won with a comfortable margin, finishing 1.63 seconds ahead of the silver medalist Nikita Tregubov from Russian Federation.

Yun, now No. 1 in the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) rankings, claimed gold in the men's skeleton competition at the 23rd Winter Olympics on Friday, with a combined time of 3 minutes, 20.55 seconds after four runs.

Parsons, who finished just two hundredths off silver, was nevertheless ecstatic after claiming Britain's first medal of the Games.

Roared on by a home crowd, South Korea's Yun Sung-bin made history today. The gold medal game is on February 22.

The 23-year-old South Korean maintained his lead with a combined time of 2 minutes, 30.53 seconds after finishing his third heat Friday at Olympic Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul.

With his late entry, Choi Heung-chul will make his sixth Winter Olympics appearance, the most by a South Korean and tied with his teammates Choi Se-ou and Kim - who already competed in the normal hill and large hill events in PyeongChang - and former speed skater Lee Kyou-hyuk.

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Dukurs only had two gold and three silver in this World Cup season, ending the season as world No. 4. She repeated as the gold medal victor after also taking first place in Sochi.

By the fourth and final heat today (Feb. 16), it was clear he would win a gold medal barring any major mistakes. "That's probably the best run I've had down the track".

Contending for the top of the overall medal table was the stated goal by the Canadian Olympic Committee. He has reportedly raced almost 400 times at Olympic Sliding Centre, probably the most among any other skeleton riders in the world, given that the Olympic track is in Yun's home country.

He was the most consistent performer throughout the competition as he headed into his fourth and final run with an incredible lead of more than a second.

"It became the best Lunar New Year's gift to our people".