The Winter Olympics

Written By Kaitlyn Sutton

Recently, on the other side of the world, our home country competed in one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Here’s how the United States did in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.


Alpine Skiing (Women’s Giant Slalom)- Mikaela Shiffrin

Snowboarding (Men’s Halfpipe)- Shaun White

Snowboarding (Men’s Slopestyle)- Red Gerard

Snowboarding (Women’s Halfpipe)- Chloe Kim

Snowboarding (Women’s Slopestyle)- Jamie Anderson

Cross-Country (Women’s Team Event)- Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins

Curling (Men’s Tournament)- Men’s Team

Freestyle Skiing (Men’s Halfpipe)- David Wise

Hockey (Women’s Tournament)- Women’s Team



Freestyle Skiing (Men’s Slopestyle)- Nick Goepper

Freestyle Skiing (Men’s Halfpipe)- Alex Ferreira

Luge (Men’s Singles)- Chris Mazdzer

Short Track (Men’s 1000m)- John-Henry Krueger

Bobsled (Women’s)- Lauren Gibbs and Elana Meyers Taylor

Alpine Skiing (Women’s Combined)- Mikaela Shiffrin

Snowboarding (Women’s Big Air)- Jamie Anderson

Snowboarding (Men’s Big Air)- Kyle Mack



Figure Skating (Team Event)- The U.S. Team

Figure Skating (Ice Dance)- Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani

Snowboarding (Women’s Halfpipe)- Arielle Gold

Freestyle Skiing (Women’s Halfpipe)- Brita Sigourney

Speed Skating (Women’s Team Pursuit)- Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, and Carlijn Schoutens

Alpine Skiing (Women’s Downhill)- Lindsey Vonn


Below is how the U.S. fared against some of the other countries in the total medal count:

1. Norway- 39 Medals Won

2. Germany- 31 Medals Won

3. Canada- 29 Medals Won

4. United States- 23 Medals Won

5. Netherlands- 20 Medals Won

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