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Stunning Moments From Day 6 of the Winter Olympics

Viking Cruises Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Viking Cruises No country has won more gold medals in Winter Olympic history than Norway. Surprisingly, none of those came in men's downhill skiing. 35-year-old Aksel Lund Svindal changed all that with one spectacular performance, speeding to gold in the premier event.

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 6David Ramos/Getty ImagesThe Bigger the Air, the Harder the FallAliaksandra Ramanouskaya of Belarus found that out the hard way during freestyle aerial qualifiers at Phoenix Snow Park.

Border Issues Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Border Issues Here's some real news: The Canadian and American women's hockey teams are not the best of friends. In another installment of their bitter Olympic rivalry, the defending gold medalists edged their southern neighbors 2-1 in preliminary play.

Skeleton - Winter Olympics Day 6Matthias Hangst/Getty ImagesWhat a DragLike most skeleton racers — a sport where speeds can reach roughly 130 km/hr (80 mph) — Spain's Ander Mirambell is wise to ignore the generally accepted principle of "don't drag your feet."

Epic Collapse Harry How/Getty Images Epic Collapse Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot capped a masterpiece performance with a storybook ending, falling to the ice after taking gold with a record-setting free skate. Worth Its Wait in Gold Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Worth Its Wait in Gold She had to wait a few days for the winds to die down, but USA's Mikaela Shiffrin finally took to the slopes for the women's giant slalom — the first of her four planned races in Pyeongchang. The 22-year-old phenom didn't disappoint, using a hard-charging second run to take the gold.

Curling - Winter Olympics Day 6Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesTop of the RockTeam Japan curlers stay stone-cold focused on the task at hand in their round robin session with Great Britain at Gangneung Curling Center.

Crossing Guard Clive Rose/Getty Images Crossing Guard After barely qualifying for the final due to a crash, Pierre Vaultier of France (in red) rebounded to successfully defend his Olympic title in the snowboard cross competition, narrowly edging out Australia's Jarryd Hughes.