Medal hopes are alive for the curling team after two wins move them closer to the playoffs. Photo by Ken King.

Medal hopes are alive for the curling team after two wins move them closer to the playoffs. Photo by Ken King.

By Brian Rank

SOCHI, Russia – There was fresh snow on the slopes and fresh hopes for the wheelchair curling team during a Wednesday that marked strong performances and two medals for the US – one bronze and one silver. Team USA now has four silver medals and four bronze. Below are recaps from the day’s events.

Alpine Skiing

Laurie Stephens racked up her third medal with a third-place win in the sitting slalom, keeping on the in the third through both runs of the event, finishing about four seconds behind gold winner Anna Forster of