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Olympics: Who's winning what at the Winter Olympics - 1st update

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Who's winning what at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday (after two of six gold medal events):

MEN

Freestyle skiing - slopestyle

Joss Christensen produced a dominant display to win the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle gold.

Christensen headed a US clean sweep of the medals with Gus Kenworthy taking silver and Nicholas Goepper winning bronze.

The result also ended Canada's monopoly of freestyle gold medals at these Games.

Just as he had done in the morning heats, Christensen produced the best two runs of the final with scores of 95.80 and 93.80.

WOMEN

Nordic skiing - 10km classic

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland broke Norway's stranglehold on the women's cross country events, destroying the field to take gold in the 10km classic style.

Kowalczyk more than justified her status of favourite, finishing in 28min 17.8sec, a colossal 18.4sec ahead of her nearest rival Charlotte Kalla of Sweden who took silver. Therese Johaug of Norway took the bronze in 28min 46.1sec.

The race took place in balmy temperatures of 13 degrees Celsius that saw many competitors strip down to T-shirts.

Kowalczyk's great rival Marit Bjoergen of Norway had an off day by her standards, finishing in fifth place over half a minute behind the leader.

Norway had until now take all the medals available in the women's cross country with Bjoergen winning the skiathlon and Maiken Caspersen Falla the freestyle sprint.

STILL TO COME (times in GMT)

10h00-12h30 - Short-track - 500m W

14h00-16h20 - Biathlon - 20km individual M - (Laura)

14h00-15h40 - Speed skating - 1000m W (Adler Arena)

16h15-17h30 - Luge - Relay (Sanki sliding centre)

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