What to watch: Day 4 at Sochi 2014

The fourth day of action includes Steve Cash, Roman Petushkov and Anna Schaffelhuber. 11 Mar 2014
Steve Cash

The USA's Steve Cash has not allowed a single goal through the posts in his first two matches at Sochi 2014.

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The final day of ice sledge hockey group action will determine which four teams advance to the semi-finals.


Ukraine’s most successful winter Paralympian, Olena Iurkovska, takes to the biathlon course in the women’s 10km sitting event at 10:00 (MSK), as she will try to hold off Russia’s defending Paralympic champion, Maria Lovleva. The host nation’s star, Roman Petushkov, will take to the course shortly afterwards in search of his third Sochi 2014 gold in the men’s 12.5km sitting event.


Two headline events – the Russia-USA ice sledge hockey game and the alpine skiing super-combined slalom races – will begin in the late afternoon and run through the early evening hours. At Shayba Arena, the host nation’s ice sledge hockey team must defeat the defending Paralympic champions if they want to advance to the medal round. It is bound to be a tight affair starring Russian forward Dmitry Lisov and American goaltender Steve Cash, who has not allowed the puck past him in more than 300 minutes of Paralympic play.

The men’s and women’s super-combined will feature the slalom races in the evening across all classes, with France’s Vincent Gauthier-Manuel and Marie Bochet, along with Great Britain’s Kelly Gallagher and Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber, in action.