The Slovakian men’s national ice hockey team won an Olympic bronze by beating Sweden 4-0 in a Saturday Beijing 2022 game.
This is Slovakia’s first Olympic medal in ice hockey in the team’s eight Winter Games appearances since Lillehammer 1994, before which it had competed as part of Czechoslovakia.
On Saturday, Juraj Slafovsky, 17, led Slovakia to the bronze medal, scoring two goals against Sweden in Beijing’s National Indoor Stadium.
Samuel Takac and Pavol Regenda each found the net once for Slovakia.
Next, Finland will face the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in a Sunday gold medal game.
Norway keep top spot in Olympic medal table
On the eve of Beijing 2022 wrapping up on Sunday, Norway are still leading the Winter Olympics’ medal table with 15 gold, eight silver, and 12 bronze medals.
Germany have so far won 11 gold medals for second place, along with eight silver and five bronze medals.
Host nation China are third with nine golds.
China also bagged four silver and two bronze medals in the 2022 Games.