Sochi Olympics: Germany secure their leading position in medal count

Having 7 gold medals so far Germany secure their leading position in the medal count following 6th day of Winter Games.

Having 7 gold medals so far Germany secure their leading position in the medal count following 6th day of Winter Games.

SOCHI - Germany secured their position at the top of the medal table following sixth day of Winter Olympics. German athletes completed the day by winning one gold and one silver medal each, bringing the total of gold medals to seven.

On day 6, United States dominated the Men's Slopestyle Ski Final as three athletes each claimed the top. While Joss Christensen won a gold medal, runner-up Gus Kenworthy received the silver and Nicholas Goepper the bronze medal.

In the Ladies' 10 km Classic, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk received the gold medal. Sweden's Charlotte Kalla came second and bronze medal went to Norway's Therese Johaug.

In the Ladies' 500 m Finals, China's Jianrou Li completed the race in the first place, runner-up Italian Arianna Fontana received silver and Korean athlete Seung-Hi Park the bronze medal.

Meanwhile in Ladies 1000m, Hong Zhang from China won the gold medal and was followed by two Netherlands athletes: runner-up Ireen Wust and third-placed Margot Boer.

In the Men's Individual 20 km, French athlete Martin Fourcade won, German Erik Lesser came in second and Russian Evgeniy Garanichev finished the race as third.

Lastly in luge, Germany as a team won the race and gold medal, runners-up were the Russian Federation and Latvia finished the competition as third.

Top 5 medal count after February 13 is as follows:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 7 2 1 10
2 Canada 4 4 2 10
3 Norway 4 3 6 13
4 Netherlands 4 3 5 12
5 United States 4 2 6 12

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