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Posted: Feb 17, 8:32p ET | Updated: Feb 18, 12:31a ET

Crystal Clear Recaps: Day 6

Americans Lindsey Vonn, right, and Julia Mancuso swept the top two spots in the women's downhill on Wednesday.
Americans Lindsey Vonn, right, and Julia Mancuso swept the top two spots in the women's downhill on Wednesday.

Alpine: After all the talk about weather delays and injured shins, the women's downhill was all about results. At the end of the day in Whistler, standing tallest on the podium were Americans Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso, who won gold and silver, respectively. Afterward, Vonn called her victory, "The best thing that's happened to me in my life." (More)

Cross-Country: Veteran Marit Bjørgen of Norway finally earned her first Olympic gold, winning the women's individual cross-country sprint. The world's best female cross-country sprinter Petra Majdic of Slovenia endured a rough fall just before qualification yet still managed to finish third. On the men's side, Russia's Nikita Kriukov edged countryman Alexander Panzhinskiy in a dramatic photo finish to win the gold medal in the individual classic cross-country sprint. (More)

Curling: The Americans are still winless in Olympic curing as skip Debbie McCormick 's squad fell 6-5 to Germany in its second match of the nine-game, round-robin schedule. The Chinese women, the reigning world champions, were upset by Britian in their Olympic opening match. On the men's side, John Shuster 's foursome fell 7-6 to Switzerland for their second straight defeat. (More)

Hockey: With the help of veteran forwards Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu, Finland opened the men's Group C prelims with a solid 5-1 win over Belarus. (More)

Speed skating: Shani Davis won his second straight gold medal in the men's 1000m, while fellow American Chad Hedrick took the bronze at the Richmond Olympic Oval. (More)

Luge: Austria's Wolfgang and Andreas Linger defended their Olympic gold medal won in 2006 in Torino with a blistering finish at the Whistler Sliding Centre. (More)

Snowboard: In one of the most hyped events of the Vancouver Games, Shaun White proved why he is king of the halfpipe. The redheaded shredder capped his gold-medal night with his signature trick -- the dangerous, spiraling Double McTwist 1260 during a victory lap that will go down as nothing short of epic. (More)

Short track:  Wang Meng of China easily won her second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women's 500m, leading all the way after surviving a restart and a false start. (More)


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