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Pyeongchang 2018 round-up: what happened today at the Winter Olympics?

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Pyeongchang 2018 round-up: what happened today at the Winter Olympics?

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OAR’s first gold

Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova won the women’s figure skating competition, claiming the first gold for the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) after executing every element of her jump-packed free skate.

Compatriot and training partner Evgenia Medvedeva was edged into second place.

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Gold medallist Alina Zagitova embraces silver medallist Evgenia MedvedevaREUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Swiss take bronze in curling

The Swiss men’s curling team beat reigning champions Canada 7-5 in a bronze medal match.

Canada had won the gold in men's curling at the last three Winter Olympics.

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Vice-skip Benoit Schwarz of Switzerland shouts to his team matesREUTERS/John Sibley

Netherlands takes speed skating gold

Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands captured gold in the men's 1,000 metre competition, with a time of 1:07.95.

He was followed by Norway's Havard Lorentzen, at 1:07.99, and South Korea's Kim Tae-yun, at 1:08.22.

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Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands celebrates after winning a gold medalREUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Canada skicross victory

Canada's Kelsey Serwa raced to victory in the women's skicross.

The 28-year-old pulled ahead in the second half of the race, beating compatriot Brittany Phelan and Switzerland’s Fanny Smith.

"It is very surreal to be the best in the world at something you put your heart into," Serwa said.

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Gold medallist Kelsey Serwa of Canada, and compatriot silver medallist Brittany Phelan hold a Canadian flag beside bronze medallist Fanny Smith of SwitzerlandREUTERS/Issei Kato

Russia reaches hockey final

Russia defeated the Czech Republic 3-0 to advance to the men’s ice hockey final.

The victory gives Russia its first chance at an Olympic gold medal in ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.

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Russia's Pavel Datsyuk and the Czech Republic's Petr Koukal in actionREUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russian bobsledder tests positive for doping

Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned, performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Russian bobsleigh federation reported Friday.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the federation said that the athlete tested positive on February 18, five days after a prior doping test returned a negative result for her.

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Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova, Olympic athletes from Russia, in actionREUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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Winter Olympics 2018 - Friday 23 February