Matthias Mayer of Austria pulled off a big upset at the Sochi Winter Olympics, winning the gold medal in the men’s downhill over favorites including American Bode Miller. Irene Wust of the Netherlands gave her country its second gold in speedskating.
Here’s a look at some of the best photos from the second day of medal competition at Sochi.
ap photo/Patrick semansky Ireen Wust of the Netherlands celebrates after winning gold in the women’s 3,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Sunday in Sochi, Russia.×
ap photo/gero breloer Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle prepares to shoot during the women’s biathlon 7.5k sprint, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Sunday, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.×
ap photo/morry gash Russia’s Olga Graf makes her way around a turn during the women’s 3000-meter speedskating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Sunday, in Sochi, Russia. Graf went on to win the bronze medal.×
ap photo/petr David josek Olga Sosina of Russia celebrates her goal against Germany during the third period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game.×
A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographs in Olympic Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)×
Norway's Torger Nergaard sweeps the ice during the men's curling training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)×
ap photo/matt Slocum Rui Ukita of Japan and Erika Grahm of Sweden battle for control of the puck during the third period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, on Sunday, in Sochi, Russia.×