OLYMPIC REVIEW 43 WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESBIATHLONGermany's FranziskaPreuss collected threegolds and one silveras she dominated thebiathlon events, winningthe sprint and finishingsecond in the pursuitbefore joining up with herGerman team-mates to win both the mixed relay and the innovative new cross country/biathlon mixed relay event.BOBSLEIGHThe future of women's bobsleigh looks bright for the Netherlands as they claimed gold and bronze in the two-woman event. Marije Van Huigenbosch and Sanne Dekker (pictured) took gold, with team-mates Kimberley Bos and Mandy Groot picking up bronze. British duo Mica McNeill and Jazmin Sawyers finished second.
44 OOLLYYMMPPIICC RREEVVIEIEWW WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESCROSS COUNTRY SKIINGNorway and Russia shared the limelight in the cross country events as Alexander Selyaninov(RUS) and AnastasiaSedova (RUS) won themen's 10km and women's5km respectively. Andreas Molden (NOR) triumphed in the men's sprint and Silje Theodorsen (NOR) took gold in the women's sprint.FIGURE SKATINGRussian rivals AdelinaSotnikova and ElizavetaTuktamisheva lit up thewomen's figure skatingcontest as they battled itout for gold. After finishingsecond to Sotnikova inthe 2011 Junior WorldChampionships, the2011 Russian JuniorChampionships and the2010-2011 Junior GrandPrix Finals, Tuktamishevafinally managed to beather team-mate as she claimed gold thanks to a stunning routine in the freeprogramme that took hertotal to 173.10 points.CURLINGSwitzerland's MichaelBrunner emerged asthe prince of curling inInnsbruck as he won goldin the mixed team eventwith fellow Swiss players Elena Stern, Romano Meier and Lisa Gisler before teaming up with Nicole Muskatewitz (GER) to win the mixed NOC doubles.