American-born Vic Wild won a second gold medal for Russia at the Sochi Games as when stormed to victory in the men's parallel slalom final to become the first snowboarder to win two titles at a single Olympics.
Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's skicross, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing.
Jorien ter Mors led another Dutch sweep in Olympic speedskating, beating favorite Ireen Wust in the women's 1,500m and setting up a shot at becoming the first skater to win medals in both long and short track.
Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a successful 6½-hour operation on her broken and dislocated spine following a training accident.
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