Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 6


From left, silver medalist United States's Julia Marino, gold medalist New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski Synnott and bronze medalist Australia's Tess Coady celebrate after the women's slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

From left, silver medalist United States's Julia Marino, gold medalist New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski Synnott and bronze medalist Australia's Tess Coady celebrate after the women's slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Gold medal finisher Russian athlete Alexander Bolshunov takes a selfie with silver medal finisher Russian athlete Denis Spitsov, left, and bronze medal finisher Finland's Iivo Niskanen after the men's 15km + 15km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


Nils van der Poel of Sweden celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting an Olympic record in the men's speedskating 5,000-meter race at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Beijing.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Beijing Games:

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

MEN’S 30KM SKIATHLON

Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov pulled away from the pack early to win gold in the 30-kilometer skiathlon.

Bolshunov, the World Cup points leader in distance races, crossed the finish line in one hour, 16 seconds. Bolshunov and Iivo Niskanen of Finland led the race through the first four classic ski laps but Russia’s Denis Spitsov passed Niskanen once they were on the freestyle legs.

Spitsov stayed out front and secured the silver, one minute, 11 seconds behind Bolshunov. Niskanen held on for the bronze two minutes back.

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FREESTYLE SKIING

WOMEN’S MOGULS

Jakara Anthony of Australia has captured the women’s moguls title at the Beijing Olympics.

Anthony’s back flip with a grab at the bottom of the course sewed up the gold medal Sunday on the Secret Garden Olympic course. Her score of 83.09 edged American Jaelin Kauf, who had been poised to pick up the first gold medal for Team USA in China.

Russian athlete Anastasiia Smirnova earned the bronze while defending champion Perrine Laffont of France finished fourth.

The 23-year-old Anthony joins Dale Begg-Smith as the only Aussies to win the Olympic event. Begg-Smith earned his title at the 2006 Turin Games.

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SKI JUMPING

MEN’S NORMAL HILL

Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi won Olympic ski jumping gold on the normal hill.

Kobayashi jumped last and best, clearing 99.5 meters (326 feet) and had 129.6 points thanks to his graceful style from start to finish that won over the judges.

Austria’s Manuel Fettner won silver and Dawid Kubacki of Poland earned bronze.

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SNOWBOARD

WOMEN’S SLOPESTYLE

Zoi Sadowski Synnott won New Zealand’s first gold medal in Winter Olympics history, stomping down a pressure-packed run on her last trip down the mountain Sunday to win the title in women’s slopestyle.

Sadowski Synnott went into her last of three runs trailing American Julia Marino but came up big.

She raised her hands in the air after landing, knowing what she’d done. Marino, who won silver, and bronze medalist Tess Coady of Australia knew it, too. They gang-tackled her at the finish line to celebrate.

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SPEEDSKATING

MEN’S 5000 METERS

Nils van der Poel gave Sweden its first Olympic speedskating medal since 1988, pulling off a stunning comeback to win gold in the 5,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics.

Van der Poel was a big favorite coming into the event as the reigning world champion with an undefeated record in the distance events on this season’s World Cup circuit.

He lived up to the hype in the 12 1/2-lap race at the Ice Ribbon oval, turning on the speed at the end to overcome Patrick Roest of the Netherlands with an Olympic record of 6 minutes, 8.84 seconds.

Roest won silver and the bronze went to Norway’s Hallgeir Engebraaten.

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From left, silver medalist United States’s Julia Marino, gold medalist New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski Synnott and bronze medalist Australia’s Tess Coady celebrate after the women’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/02/web1_128127028-67496f5c6757483da07035c942d23229.jpgFrom left, silver medalist United States’s Julia Marino, gold medalist New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski Synnott and bronze medalist Australia’s Tess Coady celebrate after the women’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Gold medal finisher Russian athlete Alexander Bolshunov takes a selfie with silver medal finisher Russian athlete Denis Spitsov, left, and bronze medal finisher Finland’s Iivo Niskanen after the men’s 15km + 15km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/02/web1_128127028-41f47229ec1e4a01afb2ac625de72e98.jpgGold medal finisher Russian athlete Alexander Bolshunov takes a selfie with silver medal finisher Russian athlete Denis Spitsov, left, and bronze medal finisher Finland’s Iivo Niskanen after the men’s 15km + 15km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Nils van der Poel of Sweden celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting an Olympic record in the men’s speedskating 5,000-meter race at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Beijing.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/02/web1_128127028-edfc1f87b0e1417bbba9e26cd98f47c1.jpgNils van der Poel of Sweden celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting an Olympic record in the men’s speedskating 5,000-meter race at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Beijing.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)