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Winter Olympics 2014 medal count Day 6: USA wins gold and bronze

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By the end of competition on Day 6 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday, the medals race moved forward with many of the same medal leaders from previous days still competing for the top spot in total medals, though Germany jumped ahead of all other countries in the gold medal race.

The top five leaders in the race for total medals are Norway in first place yet again (12), followed by Canada and the Netherlands (10 each) and then the United States and the Russian Federation (nine each).

The top five leaders of the gold medal race are Germany (six); Norway, Canada, and the Netherlands (four each); and the United States (three).

The United States had an excellent showing in women’s halfpipe in snowboarding, winning gold and bronze, placing Team USA snowboarding back on track after Tuesday’s disappointing men’s halfpipe performance.

Medals awarded on Wednesday, with gold medal country winners in parenthesis, were within competitions in women’s downhill alpine skiing (Slovenia), doubles luge (Germany), individual Gundersen NH / 10 km nordic combined (Germany), men’s 1000 m speed skating (Netherlands), ladies’ halfpipe snowboarding (United States) and pairs free skating in figure skating (the Russian Federation).

Non-medal round events were held in men’s curling, women’s curling, men’s ice hockey and women’s ice hockey.

Following is the full list of the medal standings as of the end of Day 6 by country with a breakdown by total medals then by type (gold, silver and bronze):

Country……………....Gold... Silver...Bronze......Total
Norway ……………...…4………3…..…5………..12
Canada………………....4……...4…….2……...….10
Netherlands…………....4…..…..2….…4…...……10
United States……….….3……....1….…5……...….9
Russian Federation…...2………4…….3……….…9
Germany………...….….6………1……..1…………8
Austria……………….…1…...…..4….…0……...….5
Switzerland………....…3……….0….….1…..…….4
Slovenia………..….......1….…...1….….2…………4
Sweden………………...0…….…3….…1……...….4
France……….…....……1………0……..2…………3
Czech Republic………..0….…..2….….1….….…..3
Japan……….....…..…..0………2……..1…..……..3
Italy ……………......…..0….…..1….….1…….……2
Belarus………......….…1……...0………0….……..1
South Korea……......…1…..….0………0….…….1
Poland…………......…..1…..….0….…..0……..….1
Slovakia…………….....1…..…..0….….0…..…….1
Australia…….....….......0……...1…..….0….……..1
China………….....…….0……....1……..0………..1
Finland……………..…..0……….1….….0….….…1
Great Britain….....….....0…….…0….…1…………1
Latvia……………..……0….……0…….1…….…..1
Ukraine…………...…...0…….…0……..1…………1

For the complete and current table of medal awards as events conclude please view the official Sochi 2014 medal count or the NBC Olympic medals standings. The medal totals are updated throughout the night and morning, U.S. time.

For complete coverage and schedules of all of the 2014 Winter Olympic events, please visit the official site for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games as well as the NBC 2014 Winter Olympics site.

Wednesday was the fifth day of medal round competition, though it was the sixth official day of the Olympic Games, including Friday’s Opening Ceremony full of spectacle, glitz and pyrotechnics. In addition, on Thursday prior to the opening ceremony many athletes competed in preliminary non-medal round events.

Medal round competition scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 includes events in biathlon, cross country, freestyle skiing, luge, short track, and speed skating.

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