Rare gold split on Day 5 of Sochi Olympics

Joint gold medalists Switzerland's Dominique Gisin (L) and Slovenia's Tina Maze pose during the medal ceremony for the women's alpine skiing downhill race at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014 (Reuters / Gary Hershorn)
A rare Gold medal split in the women's downhill alpine skiing has marked Day 5 of the Sochi Olympics. Germany in the meantime has gone top of overall standings with a total of 6 gold medals, while the Russian team dominated the figure-skating rink.

Tina Maze from Slovenia and Dominique Gisin from Switzerland produced a breath-taking display, tying for gold with an overall time of 1:41.57 to share the top spot on the podium.

Figure skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov have brought Russia its second gold medal at the home Games in Sochi by dominating the figure skating pairs free skating program. The silver went to another Russian duo Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov as they climbed from third place to beat the Germans.

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Second-placed Ksenia Stolbova (L) and Fedor Klimov (2nd L) of Russia pose with compatriots, first-placed Tatiana Volosozhar (2nd R) and Maxim Trankov, in front of the Russian national flag, after the figure skating pairs free skating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2014 (Reuters / Alexander Demianchuk)

Winner Kaitlyn Farrington of the U.S. celebrates with the U.S. flag after the women's snowboard halfpipe finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 12, 2014 (Reuters / Mike Blake)