Finland takes ice hockey bronze

Finland won the bronze medal in the women's ice hockey tournament at the Olympics in Pyeongchang on Wednesday, defeating the team composed of Olympic athletes from Russia 3-2.

Michelle Karvinen and Jenni Hiirikoski. Image: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva

Finland took its fourth bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Wednesday with a 3-2 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia team.

Finland's goals came from Petra Nieminen, Susanna Tapani and Linda Välimäki, with Olga Sosina and Lyudmila Belyakova scoring for the Russian athletes' team in front of a crowd of 3,217 spectators.

It's the Finns' third bronze in the women's ice hockey tournament at the Olympics, having previously secured third spot at the Nagano games in 1998 and the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

Fourth is the best-ever finish for a team from Russia, although this team was not allowed to compete under the Russian flag as a punishment for past doping violations.

Canada will play the United States to decide the gold medal on Thursday.