Day three of competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia featured five event finals that awarded a total of 15 medals to deserving athletes from around the globe. Although nine different nations added to their respective medal counts, the day's biggest winners were Canada and the Netherlands, according to data posted to the Games' official website following the close of competition on Feb. 10.
Both Canada and the Netherlands added an impressive three medals to their respective collections. The Netherlands swept the medals in the men's 500 meter long track speed skating event, while Canada enjoyed gold medal finishes by short track star Charles Hamelin and freestyle skiier Alex Bilodeau. Mikael Kingsbury took the silver behind his teammate in men's moguls.
France and Russia earned two medals each during day three. The French posted first and third place finishes in the men's 12.5 km biathlon pursuit, while Russia took bronze in short track and men's moguls.
The five other nations that added to the medal counts on day three included Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the United States. Julia Mancuso of team USA earned her fourth overall Olympic medal by placing third in the women's super combined behind gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany and silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria. China's medal came in short track, while the Czech Republic earned silver in the men's biathlon pursuit.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi continue Feb. 10 at 9 PM Pacific time with more round robin curling action.