Winter Olympics 2018: Lindsey Vonn's battle with Mikaela Shiffrin and other things to watch out for on Day 13

Pyeongchang: American alpine skiing teammates Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, among the biggest stars of the 2018 Olympics, are in the Pyeongchang spotlight for the last time on Thursday in the combined.

But Austrian Marcel Hirscher's bid for a third gold of the Games in the men's slalom is already over. He crashed on the first of the day's two runs and Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen takes over as the favourite.

Ten gold medals are on offer on day 13 of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Here are the highlights:

Women's alpine skiing

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Alpine Combined - Jeongseon Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 22, 2018 - Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. gestures during the Women's Downhill part of the Women's Alpine Combined. REUTERS/Toby Melville - DEVEE2M08ERPS

Lindsey Vonn will be favourite along with teammate Mikaela Shiffrin in the combined event. Reuters

Lindsey Vonn and US teammate Mikaela Shiffrin are both competing in the women's combined, their last events of the 2018 Games. For Vonn, 33, it will be her last Olympic event ever. After Thursday's downhill, in which she finished third, Vonn confirmed that she would not take part in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. Shiffrin, 22, came to Pyeongchang hoping for multiple golds but botched the defence of her 2014 Olympic slalom title, finishing fourth. Both Vonn and Shiffrin will need to be at the very best to compete against in-form Swiss Wendy Holdener and Austrian Anna Veith.

Men's alpine skiing

Austrian Marcel Hirscher's bid for a third Olympic gold in the men's slalom ended in disaster on the first run. Hirscher, the six-time World Cup overall champion, lost his rhythm and missed a gate. His mistake leaves the race wide open, with Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen the new favourite.

Ice hockey

Canada and the United States renew the most intense rivalry in women's hockey when they face off for gold. Defending champions Canada are looking for a fifth consecutive Olympic title while the Americans are the reigning world champions but seeking their first Olympic gold in 20 years and only their second since the event was first introduced at Nagano in 1998. Canada are favourites after beating the Americans 2-1 in a group match last week.

Short-track speed skating

South Korea's teenage queen Choi Min-jeong is back in action on a night of three gold medals which brings down the curtain on the short-track competition. She starts in the women's 1000m and is favourite for her third gold medal of the Games after winning the 1500m title and the 3000m team relay.

Doping hearing

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will hear the case of curler Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Russian became the third athlete to test positive for drugs at Pyeongchang after winning a bronze with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in the mixed doubles. He has told the Russian media that he will not attend the hearing at 2:00 pm (0500 GMT). Russian Olympic officials have confirmed that the curler tested positive for meldonium, a substance said to increase endurance and help recovery.


Updated Date: Feb 22, 2018 09:29 AM