Sochi 2014 Olympic results: Saturday events in biathlon, ice hockey, speedskating, slalom, etc.

Spoiler alert! See who won medals in Saturday's Olympic competitions in Sochi.

--Russia wins men's relay for 1st biathlon gold

Russia won gold in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay on Saturday, the final biathlon event of the Sochi Olympics.

Anchor Anton Shipulin beat Germany's Simon Schempp on the final lap to give the host nation its first biathlon gold of the Games.

Russia missed eight targets before finishing in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 15.9 seconds. Shipulin was 3.5 seconds in front of Germany and 29.8 ahead of third place Austria.

Defending champion Norway led for most of the competition but dropped to fourth after anchor Emil Hegle Svendsen missed three targets in his final shooting, denying teammate Ole Einar Bjoerndalen the chance of winning a record ninth career Olympic gold medal.

--Dutch close Olympic speedskating with 2 more golds

The final day of speedskating at the Sochi Olympics was nothing more than a victory lap for the mighty Dutch.

The Netherlands capped its dominant performance with two more gold medals Saturday in team pursuit, bringing their haul to a staggering eight golds and 23 medals overall.

The Dutch men cruised through the semifinals and finals, pulling away from South Korea to win gold with an Olympic record time of 3 minutes, 37.71 seconds. Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen and Koen Verweij raised their clasped hands in triumph, taking the country's first gold ever in pursuit and making up for heavily favored teams that flopped in both 2006 and 2010.

Then, in the only imaginable way for this competition to end, the women blew away Poland with their third Olympic record time in three races. Ireen Wust, Jorien ter Mors and Marrit Leenstra were like a runaway train, leading by more than a second and a half after the first half-lap and steadily building the advantage from there, winning by more than 7 seconds in 2:58.05.

Wust became the first athlete at these Winter Games with five medals -- two golds and three silvers.

The Netherlands turned in a performance that may never be duplicated, taking nearly twice as many medals at the oval as every other nation combined. While former powerhouses such as Norway and the United States didn't win even a single medal in Sochi, the team in orange turned this into essentially the Dutch trials.

The eight golds in 12 events broke the previous record of six golds by the Soviet speedskaters at the 1960 Winter Games. The total medals blew away the old mark of 13 by the East Germans at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

The only consolation for everyone else in team pursuit: There was no way for the Dutch to hoard all the medals, as they did in four individual events.

South Korea seemed more than thrilled with its silver on the men's side, with Poland rallying to beat Canada for the bronze.

Poland assured another medal on the women's side by winning in the semifinals. But there was no stopping the Dutch, so silver was really the best anyone could do. The bronze went to Russia, which defeated Japan in the third-place race, pumping up the home crowd in really the only dramatic moment of the day.

Other than that, it was a Dutch party all the way.

--Wild wins parallel slalom to complete sweep

Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom snowboarding.

The American-born Wild, who competes for Russia after marrying Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina, edged Zan Kosir of Slovenia by .11 of a second. Wild won the parallel giant slalom on Wednesday.  Kosir, who grabbed bronze in PGS, earned Slovenia's second snowboarding medal of the games.

Benjamin Karl of Austria won bronze.

Karl appeared to have a spot in the finals locked up when Wild faltered during their first semifinal run. Wild trailed Karl by 1.12 seconds in the second heat but somehow made up the difference to win by.

-- Ligety 6th in slalom so far

Fresh off his gold in the giant slalom, Ted Ligety of the United States turned in a solid run, pumping his fist after crossing the finish line. He's in sixth place.

Mario Matt of Austria took the early lead in the first run of the Olympic slalom on Saturday, while teammate and big favorite Marcel Hirscher struggled.

Matt glided through the slushy course in 46.7 seconds to build a 0.45-second cushion over Andre Myhrer of Sweden after the top 30 racers. There were still 87 lower-ranked skiers left to go in the opening run.

Usually so smooth, Hirscher made an early mistake and never found his rhythm. The 2013 world champion in the discipline is 1.28 seconds behind Matt -- a big gap to make up.

-- Still to come

The United States men's ice hockey team is playing Finland in the bronze medal game.

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