United States places fourth in Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Madison Bonner, Reporter

That’s a wrap on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and the United States came out as the fourth country with the highest medal count at a total of 23.

Norway took home the most medals with a total of 39 medals as they dominated in many events with accurate skill.

However, the United States had several very good wins in a variety of events such as men’s and women’s snowboarding, women’s giant slalom, men’s curling, hockey, free style skiing and cross country skiing.

In the men’s snowboarding half pipe, Shaun White, U.S. Olympian, took gold with his graceful combinations of 360 flips and back to back 1440s ending with a score of 97.75 out of 100.

The United States also won two silver medals in the men’s and women’s Big Air.

Moving onto skiing, the United States won several medals ranging from Alpine combined women to men’s freestyle skiing half pipe.

Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. Olympian, won gold in women’s giant slalom as well as winning silver in Alpine combined women skiing.

For men’s freestyle skiing, David Wise, U.S. Olympian, wiped out on his first two runs however, took gold with his last run earning a final score of 97.20 out of 100.

As the month continued, women’s cross country skiing team became the first Americans to win a cross country Olympic gold medal with a winning time of 15:56.47.

Continuing the gold medal streak, U.S. women’s hockey team defeated Canada 3-2 in a game that went into overtime as we were sleeping here in America.

Just as women’s hockey didn’t fail to persevere, of course the U.S. men’s curling team didn’t fail to show either.

U.S. men’s curling team showed what they were made of and took gold, beating Sweden who won silver and Switzerland who won bronze.

This year’s winter Olympics were a very memorable one for the United States, and all competitors did amazing as they all displayed their expertise and graceful skills.