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11 Feb, 2014 23:00

Germany moves to 3rd place in Sochi Olympic medal standings at end of Day 4

Germany moves to 3rd place in Sochi Olympic medal standings at end of Day 4

​Germany moves up to third place in the overall medals count at the Sochi Games after day 4 of the competition as the country’s female athletes won gold medals in luge and the inaugural ski jump event.

Three nations – Norway, Canada and Germany – top the Olympic standings with four golds and are only separated by different number of silver and bronze medals.

Belorussia’s Darya Domracheva came out ahead of all her rivals in the women’s pursuit race at the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, winning first gold for Minsk.

Winner Germany's Natalie Geisenberger (C) and second-placed compatriot Tatjana Huefner celebrate after the women's singles luge event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014 (Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch)

First placed Germany's Carina Vogt (C), second placed Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (L) and third placed France's Coline Mattel pose during the flower ceremony of the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014 (Reuters / Michael Dalder)

Gold medallist Canada's Dara Howell poses during the victory ceremony for the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 11, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)