NEWS UPDATE: Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal won the gold medal in men’s Super-G Friday, edging out Americans Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht, who won silver and bronze. Svindal's time was 1:30.34; Miller was 0.28 seconds behind that, and Weibrecht 0.03 seconds behind him. More details later.
Norway surged to wins at the 2010 Vancouver Games Thursday, German Maria Riesch won the women's super combined, Australian Torah Bright won the women's snowboard half pipe.
Americans Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark, both of Vermont, won silver and bronze in the snowboard event.
Bright's winning score was 45 points, with 2006 champion Teter scoring 42.4 and 2002 gold medalist Clark 42.2.
"I was standing up there, and was like 'there's nothing I can do now, whatever will be, will be'," Bright said as she recalled how she felt going into her last run. "I don't think it's quite sunk in yet."
Maria Riesch of Germany won the women's super-combined gold. American Julia Mancuso took the silver and Anja Paerson of Sweden the bronze after race leader Lindsey Vonn crashed in the slalom, after coming in first in the downhill leg of the event. Mancuso finished 0.94 seconds behind Riesch, and 0.11 seconds ahead of Paerson.
Vonn's DNF comes the day after her stunning win in women's downhill.
"She has her gold medal from yesterday," Riesch said after winning Germany's first alpine gold since 1988. "Today, it was a bad day for her, yesterday it was a bad day for me, and that's how sports is. I think she has another good chance in the super G."
"I was just fighting hard," Vonn said. "It happens in slalom. I was hoping that it wasn't going to happen today, but I gave it my best."
Tora Berger claimed Norway's sixth medal of the Winter Games on Thursday when she won gold in the women's 15k individual biathlon. Elena Khrustaleva of Kazakhstan took silver with Darya Domracheva of Belarus claiming bronze.
Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen won the men's 20k biathlon title on Thursday. Belarus's Sergey Novikov and Norway's and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen shared silver in a dead heat.
Sking and snowboarding medal events scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 are: men's super G; and women's 15k pursuit cross country.