Winter Olympics 2018: Finland edge past Olympic Athletes from Russia to claim women's ice hockey bronze
Finland matched their best Olympic women's hockey finish, having also taken bronze in 1998 and 2010. Russia have never taken a medal in the event.
Pyeongchang: Finland defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia 3-2 to take the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic women's hockey bronze medal on Wednesday.
Petra Nieminen put Finland on top just 2:23 into the game and Susanna Tapani doubled the lead 10 seconds into the second period.
Olga Sosina answered for the Russians but Linda Valimaki responded for Finland later in the second period.
Lyudmila Belyakova's power-play goal with 13:57 remaining pulled the Russians within the final margin but they could not find an equaliser.
The Finns matched their best Olympic women's hockey finish, having also taken bronze in 1998 and 2010. Russia have never taken a medal in the event.
Four-time defending champion Canada and the United States meet on Thursday for the gold medal.
Olympic organisers have rescheduled rowing and archery over concerns about high winds from Tropical Storm Nepartak, which is packing gusts of up to 108 kilometres (67 miles) an hour.
Medal winners have been urged not to abuse the relaxation in the rules at the Tokyo Games, which have been marked by their strict anti-coronavirus measures after opening a year late.
Olympic organisers say two people among the 198 are receiving hospital treatment. Neither of those two cases is severe.