Midweek Sochi Olympics medalists

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Russia stumbled hard on Wednesday, as their hockey team was eliminated by Finland in a 3-1 game and top-notch figure skater Julia Lipnitskaya tumbled during the short program. Meanwhile, Team USA celebrated Ted Ligety’s gold medal in men’s giant slalom, as he became the first American man to win the event. However, Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen was the biggest star of the day, winning a record-breaking 13th Olympic medal on Wednesday. He’s now holds the all-time highest individual medal count for Winter games! Speaking of the medal totals, the US leads with 23, followed close behind by Russia and the Netherlands at 22, and Norway at 20 for third place. Germany lost the lead in the gold medals race, standing in second place at 8, while Norway now has 9.

Featured image courtesy of Ole Einar Bjoerndalen Facebook.