American hockey team reminiscent of miracle on ice

The US hockey team made a mark with a 3-2 victory over their Russian rivals in the group stage.

Striker T. J. Oshie scored the decisive point in the shootout after the two teams drew 2-2 in three rounds.

This victory helped the US team to surpass Russia itself to lead Group A. The US had 8 points after 3 wins, 3 points more than Russia.

The dramatic chase at the Bolshoy Gymnasium reminds of the glorious moment of the US team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The USA team consisted of amateur players and members of several universities defeated the number one candidate for the championship was the Soviet Union with a score of 4-3. Legendary coach Herb Brooks and his students later defeated Finland to win the gold medal.

With the circular format at the time, the Soviet Union won silver for winning against Sweden. However, this is considered one of the biggest failures of the birch country hockey team in the Winter Olympics. Earlier, the Soviet Union won 6 gold medals in the 7 Winter Olympics held. The famous journalist who studied the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Vladimir Pozner once said: “If the Soviet Union did not win the gold hockey, the Olympics no longer matter to them.”

The difference in force correlation before the game added to the surprise of the US victory, to the point that experts simultaneously called this match the miracle on ice.

Sports Illustrated chose miracles on the ice as one of the most impressive moments of 20th-century sports. Whereas the World Hockey League chose this to be the most memorable story of hockey last century.

The Soviet Union continued to maintain its number one position in hockey until it disbanded in 1991. They did not lose any matches in the world championships until 1985 and did not lose to the United States until 1991.

Army victories cannot carry the national flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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.

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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.

The Russian hockey team defeated the German team

The Russian hockey team won the Olympic gold medal of the Olympics at Pyeongchang, defeating the German team in the extra time of the final.

At the Winter Olympics hockey is the most exciting subject and it is similarly interested in football in the summer olympics game. In a tournament where Russian teams were banned from doping, Russian athletes brought the fans joy by crowned at hockey.

Thus, the silver medal went into the hands of the German national team, and the bronze medal for the Canadian team took third place after beating the Czech national team (6:04).

This is the first victory of the Russian national team at the Olympic Games: in 1992, the unified team won the gold medal, and in the account of the Soviet national team had seven victories in the Olympics. . The best result of the German national team at the Olympics is the bronze medal.

For Russian athletes, this is the second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Striker Nikita Gusev became the best scorer of the Olympics 2018. In 6 matches, he scored 12 points (4 goals and 8 passes effectively), second place was the striker. Lan Eli Tolvanen with 9 points (3 + 6).

In the list of the best scorers in the tournament, two Russian athletes Ilya Kovalchuk and Kaprizov, shared with American athlete Ryan Donato (five goals each), Gusev also became the best player. of the tournament. Kovalchuk is also recognized as the most valuable player in the Olympic hockey tournament.

In the final, Russia won 4-3 Germany with suffocation. This match, Russia lead 1-0 in the first half but Germany equalized 1-1 in the second half. In the third half, Russia led 2-1 minutes 54 but 10 seconds after Germany removed 2-2. Germany led 3-2 on 57 minutes and seemed to have a gold medal, then in the last 60 minutes Russia equalized 3-3. In extra time, Russia scored 4-3 at the last minute to get a gold medal.