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Olympic Moments: Japan's Nao Kodaira clinches a new skating record and more

Skater Kodaira wins the 500m, France takes gold in biathlon, and more highlights from Day 7 through 9 of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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Women's skeleton

Janine Flock of Austria finishes her first run during the women's competition on Feb. 16.

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Snowboarding

Michela Moioli of Italy, second left, leads the pack during the women's cross big final on Feb. 16. Moiolini won her first Olympic gold medal.

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Speed skating

South Korea's Choi Minjeong, right, competes as Britain's Elise Christie, left, and China's Li Jinyu fall in the women's 1,500-meter short track semifinal on Feb. 17.

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Speed skating

South Korea's Shim Sukhee falls in the women's 1,500-meter short track speed skating heat event on Feb. 17.

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Alpine skiing

Rodolfo Roberto Dickson Sommers of Mexico competes in the men's giant slalom on Feb. 18.

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Hockey

Ryan Donato, right, of the United States celebrates with his teammates after scoring during a men's preliminary-round match against Slovakia in Gangneung on Feb. 16.

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Biathlon

Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia waves the flag as she crosses the finish line, winning the gold medal in the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon on Feb. 17.

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Photo finish

Martin Fourcade of France, right, wins the gold medal from silver medalist Simon Schempp of Germany during the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon on Feb. 18.

Fourcade captured his second gold medal of the PyeongChang Games.

 

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Figure skating

Latvia's Deniss Vasiljevs competes in the men's single skating short program on Feb. 16.

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Figure skating

Cha Junhwan of South Korea competes in the men's single skating short program on Feb. 16.

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Figure skating

Adam Rippon of the United States smiles after competing in the men's single skating short program on Feb. 16.

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Figure skating

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu competes in the men's single skating short program on Feb. 16.

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Biathlon

Athletes compete in the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon on Feb. 18.

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Furry fans

Slovenia fans cheer on their athletes during the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon on Feb. 18.

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Biathlon

Germany's Arnd Peiffer congratulates silver medal winner Simon Schempp of Germany at the finish line of the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon on Feb. 18.

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Women's speed skating world champion

Japan's Nao Kodaira celebrates on the podium after the women's 500-meter speed skating race on Feb. 18. 

Kodaira, the reigning world champion, won with a time of 36.94 seconds.

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Nao Kodaira of Japan competes in the women's 500-meter individual speed skating final on Feb. 18.

Kodaira won her first Olympic gold medal.

 

 

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Men's aerials

Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine competes in the freestyle skiing men's aerials final on Feb. 18.

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Figure skating

Nathan Chen of the United States competes in the men's single skating free skating on Feb. 17.

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Gold medalist

Lizzy Yarnold of Britain stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for women's skeleton on Feb. 18.

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Spectators

The women who hand out the awards for the winners' ceremony watch the sliders during the men's skeleton final on Feb. 16.

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Freestyle aerial

Alla Tsuper of Belarus crashes during the women's freestyle aerial final on Feb. 16.

Photos: Snowboarding star Chloe Kim takes gold and more 

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