Feb 16, 2022 - Sports

Colorado Olympians looking for more Winter Games medals

River Radamus competes in the men's giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Anton Novoderezhkin\TASS via Getty Images

Colorado's Olympians are still searching for medals in the 2022 Winter Games after a series of early exits and near-misses.

State of play: Here are the latest results from Beijing:

Hockey: Denver's Nick Shore and the U.S. men's hockey team earned the top seed but lost in the quarterfinals Wednesday to Slovakia in a shootout. Shore finished with one assist.

  • Goalie Nicole Hensley played in two games for the U.S. women, which took silver after losing to Canada on Thursday.

Figure skating: Colorado's Mariah Bell and Alysa Liu finished 11th and 8th, respectively, in the women's short program — likely out of medal contention.

Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin struggled again and fell in the slalom event portion of the women’s combined race Thursday, her third disqualification of the Games. Earlier, she finished 9th in the super-G and 18th in downhill.

  • River Radamus — with his much-noticed hair — took 15th in men's super-G and 4th in giant slalom, just 0.26 seconds off the podium and 1.6 seconds off the leader's pace.

Biathlon: Grand Junction's Joanne Reid had a busy Olympics. She finished 34th in the women's 7.5km sprint, 29th in the 10km pursuit, and 11th in the team 4x6km relay.

Snowboard cross: In the women's competition, Faye Gulini and Meghan Tierney didn't make it past quarterfinals. Golden's Stacy Gaskill finished fourth in the semifinal and 3rd in the small final.

  • In the men's competition, Mick Dierdorff did not finish in the quarterfinals. Hagen Kearney lost before the quarterfinals and came under scrutiny as part of a complaint by a former teammate that he regularly used racial slurs.

Snowboard halfpipe: Zoe Kalapos, who moved to Vail from Michigan to train, took home 17th in the women's halfpipe.

  • Taylor Gold finished 5th after falling on his last two runs. Telluride's Lucas Foster didn't make the men's final.

Snowboard giant slalom: Cody Winters finished toward the back of the pack in the early qualifications.

Snowboard big air: Red Gerard put on a show but came in 5th, less than five points off the podium.

  • Chris Corning set the pace with one of the competition's highest scores in his first run, a backside quad-flip 1800. But he couldn't put together another big trick and finished 7th.

Nordic combined: Steamboat's Taylor Fletcher took 24th in the normal hill/10km and 23rd in the large hill/10km

  • Jasper Good didn't make the normal hill final but finished 34th in the large hill/10km discipline.

Cross-country skiing: Hailey Swirbul got 32nd in women's 10km and 6th in the 4x5km team relay.

Skeleton: Katie Uhlaender finished 6th in skeleton, off the podium for her fifth Olympics.

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