Winter Olympics 2018: Medal Count

With the Winter Olympics 2018 just closing on Sunday, it’s the perfect time to review all the chaos and excitement that has been going on for the past couple of weeks.

Norway killed the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, sitting atop the leaderboard with 39 total medals including 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze.

Norway added a bronze medal to their total after controversy hit, with the Court of Arbitration for Sport finding that Russian curler Aleksandr Kruselnitcki was guilty of doping when he and his curling partner wife won a bronze medal in the mixed pairs.

Krushelnitcki admitted to the doping violations and has been provisionally suspended as CAS continues to investigate the positive test.

Germany came in second place with 31 medals – 14 gold, 10 silver, and 7 bronze.

What’s the US Medal Count?

USA just had its most successful run on Day 13 of the Olympics, winning five medals – two gold and three silver, including a historic gold in the women’s ice hockey final.

It was the Women’s teams first gold medal since 1998.

The total medal count for the United States is 23 medals, putting them in fourth position in the table behind Norway, Germany and Canada.

They have won a total of 9 golds, 8 silvers and 6 bronze.

One of the biggest surprises for the US was when the country earned its first cross-country gold on Tuesday. Americans Jesse Diggins and Kikkan Randall beat favourites  Norway and Sweden in the team sprint freestyle race.

Following that, Event Meyers Taylor and Laura Gibbs slid to silver in the women’s bobsled while free skier David Wise won a second consecutive gold in the halfpipe.

In snowboarding, Jamie Anderson won her second medal, a silver, in the inaugural Big Air snowboarding and the women’s team won bronze in speed skating.

Elsewhere in the men’s halfpipe, Alex Ferreira took silver for the US and Mikaela Shiffrin took silver in the Alpine Skiing Women’s Combined Event.

Lets hope they keep the ball rolling for last couple of days of the Olympics!

For a full tally of the medals that have been won, check out the Pyeongchang 2018 website.

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