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.