The Russian hockey team won the Olympic gold medal of the Olympics in Pyeongchang, beating the German team in extra time in the final. However, they had to celebrate their victory under the Olymic flag – the flag for free athletes.
The hockey final of the 2018 Winter Olympics took place on February 25 in Gangneung, South Korea. The outstanding Russian athletes scored for the home team and became the team to win the gold medal in this sport. The silver medal went into the hands of the German national team, and the bronze medal for the Canadian team won third place after beating the Czech team.
This is the first victory of the Russian national team at the Olympic Games. In 1992, the Soviet team won a gold medal. The Soviet national team has a total of 7 victories in the Olympics.
For Russian athletes, this is the second gold medal at the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Previously, 15-year-old Alina Zagitova, figure skater, was the first person to bring the gold medal to the Russian Olympic team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
She won a total of 239.57 points through two compulsory and self-examination. by. Zagitova’s achievement is better than compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva, who won the world twice.
Hockey and figure skating are key competitions of the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2018 Winter Olympics is a memorable tournament for the Russian delegation, because they do not play in the national name but must play in the name of free athletes. Therefore, the moment of honoring the winner in Russian sports competitions is made under the Olympic flag.
With the IOC’s decision, Russian officials were not invited to the 2018 Winter Olympics, nor did the Russian national anthem and flag appear at the opening ceremony or during the Games. Not only must not march under the Russian flag, if any Russian athlete wins a medal, the Olympic song, instead of the Russian national anthem, is played when they stand on the podium to receive the award.