First medals awarded in snowboarding, figure skating

It was an exciting day two of competition. We saw the first medal begin out in figure skating. There was some highs and lows in the mountains.

Team U.S.A. Now has the king and queen of the snow or slope style. Jamie Anderson claimed team U.S.A.’s second gold of the winter games just as the sun was rising in Sochi.

“It just felt so good to be able to do something that I knew I could do,” said Anderson.

But for skier Bodie Miller it was downhill disappointment. The New Hampshire native stumbled in first race of the games and finished disappointing. The weather conditions hurt his chances, he said.

“Today I think the combination of the overcast, higher humidity, just softened up the snow,” said Miller.

But he still has two more chances to take home a record six Olympic medals.

Over at the team figure skating finals it was Gracie Gold’s stellar performance.

That sealed a bronze medal for team U.S.A., including local pairs team Shnapir and Castelli.

“I think I’m right there with the other ladies. These five are just five of the best in the world. We still have so many other countries. But I think it set me up well and I feel confident,” said Gold.

Merrill Davis and Charlie White continued their dominance, posting the highest score in the long program. And even getting to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin. Putin was front and center celebrating after team Russia took home the host country’s first gold medal of the games. Led by a 15-year-old who has emerged as a gold medal favorite in the individual competition.

It’s shaping up to be a fantastic ladies figure skating competition. We have a sneak preview this weekend. But the real action for the individual medals starts next week.