The United States ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White have taken gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The American pair earned the first U.S. Olympic title in the event, topping the Canadian duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov finished third.
Belarus captured two gold medals Monday. Biathlete Darya Domracheva of Belarus became the most successful competitor at the 2014 games and in her country’s history, winning her third gold medal. She won the 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon, after earlier collecting gold medals in the women’s pursuit and individual competitions.
Another Belarussian, skier Anton Kushnir, won the gold medal in men’s aerials, beating competitors from Australia and China.
Russia’s Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda won the two-man bobsled race, the host country’s first-ever title in the event. They bested teams from Switzerland and the United States.
Germany edged Austria to win the gold medal in men’s team ski jumping, with Japan collecting the bronze medal.
Russia and the U.S. have now won 18 medals apiece at Sochi, just ahead of the Netherlands at 17. Germany has won the most gold medals with eight, followed by six countries with five each.
Heavy fog postponed two events Monday, the men’s biathlon 15-kilometer mass start and the preliminary rounds in men’s snowboard cross.