February 8, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.One of the most decorated Winter Olympians of all time has written another chapter in her glittering career at the Beijing Games. Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust has won gold for the fifth Games in a row. PyeongChang silver medalist Takagi Miho of Japan was the favorite heading in. She holds the world record and won all three of her World Cup races in the event this season, but yet again finished a close second to Wust.
2.At the Beijing Winter Games, the gold in ski jumping’s mixed team event went to Slovenia, but there was controversy after five jumpers were disqualified. Claimed breaches of complex rules that link suits and skis to bodyweight in an effort to remove any advantage also took out Japan, Austria and two Norwegian jumpers. Japan’s Takanashi Sara was among those sidelined.
3.In the Beijing Olympics, superstar figure skater Nathan Chen of the United States eased to a world record score in the men’s short program. Rising Japanese star Kagiyama Yuma currently stands second after a personal best score. And 2018 silver-medalist Uno Shoma, also of Japan, is in third. Chen’s great Japanese rival Hanyu Yuzuru stands eighth after a mistake on a quad salchow at the start of his program. He came into the singles aiming for a third consecutive gold.