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.

Ice hockey – The sport is very elaborate

If football is dubbed the “King” sport of the Summer Olympics, ice hockey is also occupies a similar position during the Winter Olympics.

There are many theories about the birth of hockey but so far the majority still believe that this sport comes from an ancient Greek game called “keritizein”. From the end of the eighteenth century, hockey was gradually improved by the British until it became a unified whole as present.

Ice hockey first appeared in the 1920s Summer Olympics in Belgium. This test was then transferred to the winter sports system starting from the 2004 Winter Olympics and defaulted to the latest Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Seven countries including Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States are considered the great powers of ice hockey in the Olympic arena. In men’s content, only 6/64 medals do not belong to one of the seven countries mentioned above. The women’s playground, the Olympic medal competition and the World Championship are always the battle of this “giants” group, the HCV is always the competition of two Canadian and American teams.

Today ice hockey thrives both in width and depth. The most common is still in the geographic areas that are cold enough to form seasonal ice with perfect hardness like Canada, Czech Republic, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, … and The area is located in the northern latitude of the United States.

Most ice hockey players share the same assumption that skating skills account for more than 50% of success. The move on a special shoe requires players to be able to balance very well. In order for the skill to move to the “upper” level, players need to go through a long process from observing and training to regular practice with a strong will.

Looking from outside the ice hockey is not a sport that leaves a beautiful image. A group of players competed for a tiny disk, messy bumps on the field sometimes made viewers feel frustrated and boring. That is not to mention the extremely high direct resistance that many people are afraid of. However, once in the mind of “insiders”, those “negative” statements will immediately reverse.