Great Britain's four-man bobsleigh team are in seventh place at the halfway stage in one of the last events on the Winter Olympics schedule.
The medals are not decided until the final day of competition in Sochi on Sunday but John Jackson's crew kept themselves in contention with a storming second run.
Sitting 10th after their opening effort, the GB 1 quartet were second quickest second time around - 55.27 seconds - to move up three places in the standings. They trail leaders Russia 1 by 0.34s overall.
Jackson said: "We're still only three tenths off the lead - we're looking good.
"The problem is our start order which means, as we've seen from training, the first three or four guys are really quick then the ice starts to degrade and gets slower for each sled.
"The first run we made a couple of little mistakes and in the second run we just worked on those to try to tidy them up.
"We almost had identical times and I think that's what has pulled us up the order. We're within quite easy reach of the top four or five."
Earlier on Saturday, Mario Matt became the oldest alpine skiier to win a gold medal by triumphing in the men's slalom.
The Austrian topped the leaderboard after the first run and was boosted by several top contenders crashing out, meaning he had a cushion of 1.28 seconds before setting off second time around.
His final run was exactly one second slower than silver medallist and fellow Austrian Marcel Hirscher, but it was enough to ensure, at 34 years and 319 days old, he overtook the record previously held by Norway's Kjetil Andre Aamodt, who was 34 years and 169 days when he triumphed in the men's super G at the Turin Games in 2006.
Conversely, Henrik Kristoffersen became the youngest medallist at an alpine skiing event as his bronze, at 19 years and 235 days old, ensured he beat the record of Alfred Matt, who was 19 years old and 282 days when he finished third in the men's slalom in the 1968 Games.
Britain's Dave Ryding finished 17th.
Meanwhile, Norway enjoyed complete domination as they swept all three medals in the women's 30km cross-country freestyle.
Marit Bjoergen claimed her third gold medal of the Sochi Games as she surged ahead of compatriots Therese Johaug and Kristin Stoermer Steira in the closing stages off the mass start event.
Silver medallist Johaug finished 2.46 seconds behind Bjoergen, while the first non-Norwegian - Kertu Niskanen of Finland - was 1 minute 21.7s behind the winner.
The victory earned Bjoergen her sixth gold medal to equal the all-time Winter Olympics record, held also by speed skater Lidia Skoblikova (USSR) and cross-country skier Lyubov Yegorova (Russia).
The Netherlands completed their superb Games in speed skating by winning both the men's and women's team pursuit to take their medal tally in the sport in Sochi to 23 medals, including eight golds.
Elsewhere on the penultimate day of competition, Vic Wild of Russia took the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel slalom ahead of Slovenia's Zan Kosir and Benjamin Karl of Austria.
In the women's event, Austria's Julia Dujmovits overturned a big deficit after the first run to win gold ahead of Anke Karstens of Germany, who also added bronze through Amelie Kober.
Russia won the men's 4x7.5km biathlon relay gold. Anton Shipulin was roared home to victory, holding off Germany's Simon Schempp over the closing stretch.
Austria completed the podium after crossing the line 29.8 seconds behind the Russians.
And Finland thrashed the United States 5-0 to secure bronze in the men's ice hockey.