Winter Olympics 2022: Eileen Gu goes for another gold, men’s hockey semifinals and more updates

Winter Olympics 2022: Eileen Gu goes for another gold, men’s hockey semifinals and more updates

Thursday morning Eastern time at the 2022 Winter Olympics began with the stunning finish to the women’s figure skating short program. Medal favorite Kamila Valieva, who tested positive for banned heart drug trimetazidine in December but was cleared to skate Monday, finished fourth.

Russians Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova won gold and silver.

Winter Olympics schedule | Medal tracker

On Thursday night ET, all eyes will be on Eileen Gu of China as she goes for another gold medal, this time in the women’s freeski halfpipe. Earlier in this Olympics, she won gold in big air and silver in slopestyle.

We’ll also know one country that will play for the men’s ice hockey gold medal; Slovakia, which defeated Team USA in the quarterfinals, will face Finland. The second semifinal, between the Russian Olympic Committee team and Sweden, is Friday morning ET.

Also coming Friday morning are the first two runs of the two-woman bobsled competition. Team USA has two medal contenders. Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor — who won gold and silver, respectively, in the monobob — will pilot sleds against each other. Humphries, racing for Canada, won the two-woman event in the 2010 and 2014 Games while Meyers Taylor has won silver in the event in the last two Olympics.

Upcoming events (all times ET)

8:30 p.m.: Women’s freeski halfpipe final

10:45 p.m.: Men’s skicross

1:05 a.m.: Men’s curling bronze-medal match — USA vs. Canada

3 a.m.: Men’s speedskating 1000m

5:30 a.m.: Pairs figure skating short program

7:00 a.m.: Women’s two-person bobsled, run 1

7:05 a.m.: Women’s curling semifinals — Japan vs. Switzerland/Sweden vs. Great Britain

8:10 a.m.: Men’s hockey semifinal — Russian Olympic Committee vs. Sweden

8:30 a.m.: Women’s two-person bobsled, run 2

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