The 2018 Winter Olympics have concluded , as well as for the first time in two decades, women contending on Team USA brought home a lot more medals than their male equivalent.
Team USA won a total of twenty three medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea ― nine precious metal, eight silver and six bronze medals among them. Twelve of the twenty three medals were won by females ― not including two that were accomplished in mixed events (ice dance and the team figure skating competition). When it came to the gold medals, five of the nine were earned by women in history-making shows.
Cross-country skiers Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins won gold in the sprint freestyle, winning the medal in the event for Team UNITED STATES for the first time since 1976 (and the first gold, to boot). Seventeen-year-old snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim won gold in the halfpipe, becoming the particular youngest ever gold medalist within the history of the event. The women’ ersus hockey team received gold in the titles, beating longtime rival Canada plus giving the team its 1st Olympic gold since the event first showed at the Winter Games in 1998.
Even when the ladies didn’ t win gold, these people still made history. Women sports athletes won three of six metallic medals and four of 6 bronze medals. Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn got bronze in the downhill event to become the oldest Olympic female alpine medalist at the age of thirty-three.
Team USA’ s female sports athletes also surpassed their male teammates in medal count. As the Washington Post noted, only alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, snowboarder Jamie Anderson and ice dancing siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani won 2 medals at the games.
There were a lot more men on Team USA, as well. A total of 244 athletes comprised America’ s delegation ― the biggest U. S. delegation in Wintertime Olympics history. There were 135 as well as 109 women.
After the Associated Press obtained the medal tally projection chart created by the United States Olympic Panel (USOC), it became clear that will Team USA did not meet the organization’ s expectations for awarded medals in Peyongchang. USOC projected Group USA would bring home a focus on of 37 medals, setting minimal 25 medals and a top-line requirement of 59.
Team USA arrived fourth in overall medal count number. Norway took the lead, buying 39 medals, followed by Germany on 31 and Canada at twenty nine.