Canada, Netherlands dominate podium on Day 3 of Sochi Olympics

Alex Bilodeau.(Reuters / Dylan Martinez)
Team Canada took the lead in the overall medals count after grabbing two golds and one silver medal on the third day of the Sochi Olympics. Meanwhile, Dutch athletes performed a second clean sweep, winning three medals in the 500m speed skating event.

Day three of the games also brought glory to the French team, as Martin Fourcade forged his way to the top of the podium in the men’s biathlon pursuit race.

Meanwhile, German Alpine skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch produced a superb display, claiming gold in the women’s super combined event.

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Winner of the men's 500 meters speed skating competition Michel Mulder of the Netherlands (C), second placed Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands (L) and third placed Ronald Mulder of the Netherlands celebrate at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 10, 2014. (Reuters / Marko Djurica)

Maria Hoefl-Riesch.(Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov)

France's Martin Fourcade reacts after finishing in the men's biathlon 12.5 km pursuit event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 10, 2014. (Reuters / Stefan Wermuth)