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Winter Olympics 2018: 'Hangry' Kim and married medallists star in Pyeongchang

Chloe Kim failed to finish a sandwich but made no mistake in the women's halfpipe final in Pyeongchang on Tuesday.

Teenage American Chloe Kim romped to gold in the women's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Tuesday, while married Russian couple Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii won the first ever medal to be handed out in the new mixed doubles curling competition.

Austria's Marcel Hirscher beat Alexis Pinturault of France to gold in the men's Alpine combined.

And there were also golds for Natalie Geisenberger of Germany (women's singles luge), Norwegian Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (cross-country men's sprint classic), Stina Nilsson of Sweden (ladies cross-country skiing sprint classic) and Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands (men's speed skating 1500 metres).

Here, we bring you the highlights of the action in South Korea...

 

TEENAGER KIM 'HANGRY' FOR GOLD

Kim already has plenty of fans back home and among the host nation thanks to her Korean heritage.

And the 17-year-old kept her followers entertained on social media on Tuesday, tweeting in between runs to express regret about her earlier failure to finish a sandwich as she stormed to gold in the women's halfpipe.

"I didn't finish mine because it was cold, I only had a few bites of it," she explained to journalists during a media conference after her victory.

"I was like 'I'm not that hungry, I'll be fine'... And then at like 11, [I] wished I'd finished the sandwich."

 

MARRIED RUSSIANS MAKE HISTORY 

Husband and wife team Krushelnitckii and Bryzgalova, competing as Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR), defeated Norway 8-4 to win bronze, the first mixed doubles curling medal in the history of the Winter Games.

Their opponents, Magnus Nedregotten and Kristin Skaslien, are dating but haven't exchanged vows yet. Perhaps they need to tie the knot to get on the podium next time around...

Canada later claimed the first gold medal in the event with a 10-3 defeat of Switzerland.

 

FONTANA FINALLY REACHES TOP STEP

Arianna Fontana of Italy earned bronze in the women's short track speed skating 500m in Vancouver in 2010 and upgraded to silver at Sochi four years later.

She finally claimed gold in Pyeongchang on Tuesday, as British medal hope Elise Christie crashed out for the second successive Games and home favourite Choi Min-jeong was disqualified, having pushed the winner close in a photo finish. 

"I'm speechless, really," Fontana said.

"I crossed the line and I thought I was first and I looked at my coach and he [said], 'I don't know, but you did great'.

"When I saw I was first, I was just yelling and started crying. I worked for four years and the last four months were really hard for me. I was really focused on getting here in the best shape ever."