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A 2018 Olympic Review

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

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A grand total of 2,930 athletes from around the globe came to Pyongyang, South Korea for 17 days of action packed events in the 23rd Winter Olympic Games. The games were something else, and many amazing memories were made for all the participating countries. The Olympic Games are where people can put political differences aside to come together for the love of sports and competition. The United States finished in 4th place among all 92 nations with 23 medals. Below is a medal count ranking of the top 19 countries in the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to NBC statistics.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 14 14 11 39
2 Germany 14 10 7 31
3 Canada 11 8 10 29
4 United States 9 8 6 23
5 Netherlands 8 6 6 20
6 South Korea 5 8 4 17
7 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) 2 6 9 17
8 Switzerland 5 6 4 15
9 France 5 4 6 15
10 Sweden 7 6 1 14
11 Austria 5 3 6 14
12 Japan 4 5 4 13
13 Italy 3 2 5 10
14 China 1 6 2 9
15 Czech Republic 2 2 3 7
16 Finland 1 1 4 6
17 Great Britain 1 0 4 5
18 Belarus 2 1 0 3
19 Slovakia 1 2 0 3

The Olympics featured some great moments, both for the United States, and for several other countries that competed. The US had some outstanding successes, from Shaun White’s halfpipe gold medal performance, the US women’s hockey team’s shocking shootout win over the Canadians for the gold, the US men’s curling team defeating Sweden 10-7 winning the gold and more. Here is a full, comprehensive list of the United States’ medal wins. (Note: “USA” indicates a team event)

  • Gold (9):
    • Mikaela Shiffrin: Ladies’ Giant Slalom
    • USA: Ladies’ Team Sprint Free
    • USA: Men’s Curling
    • David Wise: Men’s Ski Halfpipe
    • USA: Women’s Hockey
    • Shaun White: Men’s Halfpipe
    • Redmond Gerard: Men’s Slopestyle
    • Chloe Kim: Ladies’ Halfpipe
    • Jamie Anderson: Ladies’ Slopestyle
  • Silver (8):
    • Mikaela Shiffrin: Ladies’ Alpine Combined
    • USA: Women’s Bobsleigh
    • Alex Ferreira: Men’s Ski Halfpipe
    • Nick Goepper: Men’s Ski Slopestyle
    • Chris Mazdzer: Men’s Luge
    • John-Henry Krueger: Men’s 1,000m Short Track Speed Skating
    • Kyle Mack: Men’s Big Air
    • Jamie Anderson: Ladies’ Big Air
  • Bronze (6):
    • Lindsey Vonn: Ladies’ Downhill
    • Alex & Maia Shibutani: Ice Dance
    • USA: Women’s Cross Country
    • Brita Sigourney: Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe
    • Arielle Gold: Ladies’ Halfpipe
    • USA: Ladies’ Team Pursuit

All in all, the 2018 Winter Olympics weren’t half bad for the Americans. Memories were made, and several people carved their names into the history books. The next locations for the future Olympic Games are as follows: 2020 – Tokyo (S), 2022 – Beijing (W), 2024 – Paris (S), 2026 – TBD (W), 2028 – Los Angeles (S). For the next several years to come, the world will be able to marvel at the competition between the world’s greatest athletes.

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