Vita Semerenko - UKR Biathlon Medalists by Olympics

Time: 21:28.5
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Though she is highly decorated in the World and European Championships, Semerenko had never won an Olympic medal. Until now. She took home the bronze in Sochi, bringing Ukraine its first medal of the games.

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Olga Vilukhina - RUS Biathlon Medalists by Olympics

Time: 21:26.7
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The home crowd provided the boost that Vilukhina needed, pushing her to win her first Olympic medal. As an added bonus, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent her a congratulatory telegram after the race.

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Anastasiya Kuzmina - SVK Biathlon Medalists by Olympics

Time: 21:06.8
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The defending Olympic champion will be keeping her crown for at least the next 4 years. Kuzmina won the first ever Winter Olympic gold medal for Slovakia last year in this event, and her country now has a second. She breezed through the course, missing no targets and winning by almost 20 seconds.

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Jorrit Bergsma - NED Speed Skating Medalists by Olympics

Time: 6:16.66

Bergsma, thought to be a potential sleeper to beat reigning champion Kramer, couldn’t pull off the victory, but got a very nice consolation prize in the form of an Olympic bronze medal.

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Jan Blokhuijsen - NED Speed Skating Medalists by Olympics

Time: 6:15.71

Blokhuijsen put together an excellent race, and was rewarded with the silver. This is his second Olympic medal, after winning a bronze with his Dutch teammates in the team pursuit in Vancouver.

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Sven Kramer - NED Speed Skating Medalists by Olympics

Time: 6:10.76 — OLYMPIC RECORD

Kramer blew away the competition, winning the gold by over 5 seconds and defending his gold medal from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. He was extremely consistent throughout the race, finishing each lap within a .8 second window.

His dominant performance will give him confidence going into his other two events of the games: the 10,000 meter race, and the team pursuit race. He is expected to win gold in both.

The highest compliment of Kramer’s performance came from the King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander:

What can you say? We could never have hoped for such a great result. That Sven was able to deliver despite such pressure, it leaves me speechless. What can you say, such a great Olympic record.

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Chloe Dufour-Lapointe - CAN Freestyle Skiing Medalists by Olympics

Score: 21.66

Chloe joined her younger sister on the podium, coming up just .78 points short of her score. Her silver medal was a big upgrade from the 2010 Olympics where she placed fifth.

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Justine Dufour-Lapointe - CAN Freestyle Skiing Medalists by Olympics

Score: 22.44

At 19 years-old, the youngest of the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters came up biggest at Sochi, making her first Olympic medal a gold one. Her run was almost perfect techincally, and the judges rewarded her accordingly.

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Hannah Kearney - USA Freestyle Skiing Medalists by Olympics

Score: 21.49

The gold medalist from Vancouver and top-ranked woman in the world didn’t successfully defend her title from her Canadian rivals, but she did manage to take home bronze. She had a slight stumble after her first jump, which likely cost her the win.

She plans to retire after the Sochi games.

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Jaroslav Soukup - CZE Biathlon Medalists by Olympics

Time: 24:39.2
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Soukup earned his first Olympic medal, and the first for the Czech Republic in Sochi. His hopes of winning a medal in the Olympics looked like they might have been destroyed when he broke his arm in two places in a mountain biking accident in late 2012, but he made a full recovery and proved that he deserved a medal with this excellent performance.

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