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Heroclix Olympics: Day Two

We return to Latveria for Day Two of the Heroclix Olympic Events. Before we get to the results, a note about the inquiry into Kang’s victory in Biathlon — The Council of Crosstime Kangs has submitted the following statement:

We take the Olympic Games and the spirit inherent therein very seriously. We consider this accusation by the X-Men to be not merely erroneous and unfortunate, but mean-spirited. When our athlete is cleared, we demand a formal apology for this bitter affront.

The X-Men have no official comment at this time. Now, on to the events.

EVENT ONE: Biathlon; Women’s
(Required Clix Ability: Running Shot)
Representing The Avengers: Hawkeye
Representing The Justice League of America: Artemis
Representing The Legion of Doom: Star Sapphire
Representing Marvel Villains: Songbird
Representing The Titans: Starfire
Representing The X-Men: Jean Grey

As with the men the day before, on paper the combatants appeared to be evenly matched. But from the very first, the Avengers Kate Bishop (Hawkeye) proved to be head and shoulders above the rest. Her shooting skills were average in the field, Artemis, Starfire and Star Sapphire all bested her in points, but she had more determination and drive than any athlete we’d seen thus far. She owned the event winning Gild with a score that bettered even the top score the day before (Kang). However, there is no question that she did it on her own, simply to the very best of her ability.

Star Sapphire finished a distant but impressive second for Silver and Starfire took Bronze, besting Artemis by only one point.

Final Result
G: Hawkeye
S: Star Sapphire
B: Starfire
4: Artemis
5: Songbird
6: Jean Grey

EVENT TWO: Speedskating; Men’s
(Required Clix Ability: Hypersonic Speed)
Representing The Avengers: Quicksilver
Representing The Justice League of America: Flash
Representing The Legion of Doom: Professor Zoom
Representing Marvel Villains: The Silver Surfer
Representing The Titans: Kid Flash
Representing The X-Men: Northstar

In the first race, Wally and Bart finished with nary a second between them and the others all with 4 seconds of the leaders. But there are many heats and it started to take its toll n the competitors. In the end, no one could touch Wally and he won Gold handily. Experience didn’t help Zoom and he ended last, Northstar and Kid Falash stumbled out of the medals but Quicksilver rallied to win Bronze.

Final Result
G: Flash
S: Silver Surfer
B: Quicksilver
4: Kid Flash
5: Northstar
6: Professor Zoom

EVENT THREE: Speedskating; Women’s
(Required Clix Ability: Hypersonic Speed)
Representing The Avengers: Ms. Marvel
Representing The Justice League of America: Mary Marvel
Representing The Legion of Doom: No Entrant
Representing Marvel Villains: Skrull Ms. Marvel
Representing The Titans: Supergirl
Representing The X-Men: Aurora

Mary Marvel dominated from the very beginning. Supergirl and Aurora, neither known for her stability, stumbled early and it was really a race for Silver between the real Carol Danvers and her Skrull Counterpoint. Three Marvels stood on the podium as Mary took Gold, the Skrull Silver and the legitimate Carol Bronze.

Final Result
G: Mary Marvel
S: Skrull Ms. Marvel
B: Ms. Marvel
4: Supergirl
5: Aurora

EVENT FOUR: Skeleton; Men’s
(Required Clix Ability: Telekinesis)
Representing The Avengers: Dr. Strange
Representing The Justice League of America: Hal Jordan
Representing The Legion of Doom: Sinestro
Representing Marvel Villains: Magneto
Representing The Titans: No Entrant
Representing The X-Men: Xorn

Skeleton is long and grueling. Five straights, four turns. The story of the night was Hal Jordan, widely considered to be the favorite, failing to start in his first run and nearly scratching out. But he had a blistering second run, good enough for Silver. Sinestro took Gold with just one second over Jordan; Xorn pulled out a surprising Bronze over Magneto in fourth. Dr. Strange never got his legs under him and landed in a distant fifth.

Final Result
G: Sinestro
S: Hal Jordan
B: Xorn
4: Magneto
5: Dr. Strange

EVENT FIVE: Skeleton; Women’s
(Required Clix Ability: Telekinesis)
Representing The Avengers: Invisible Woman
Representing The Justice League of America: Big Barda
Representing The Legion of Doom: Star Sapphire
Representing Marvel Villains: Madelyne Pryor
Representing The Titans: No Entrant
Representing The X-Men: Polaris

Invisible Woman nearly won the Gold in her very first run throwing down an amazing 7. Barda, Sapphire and Polaris had nothing close to it but Madelyne tied her and it was a true race for the medals. Sue stumbled in her second run and Madelyne could relax, easing her way into Gold. Invisible Woman held Silver securely, Barda had no chance for a medal after a shocking 39 on her first run but finished strong enough for fourth. Star Sapphire took her second medal of the night, Bronze, when Lorna’s nerves got the better of her and she ended last.

Final Result
G: Madelyne Pryor
S: Invisible Woman
B: Star Sapphire
4: Big Barda
5: Polaris

We’re taking tonight off to return tomorrow with five more events. The medal count so far:

1: Justice League with 6 medals; 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
2: Legion of Doom with 6 medals; 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
3: Avengers with 5 medals; 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
4: Marvel Villains with 5 medals; 2 Gold, 3 Silvers
5: Titans with 5 medals; 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
6: X-Men with 2 medals; 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

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