The 2018 Winter Olympics have concluded, and for the first time in two decades, females rivalling on Team USA created home more awards than their male counterparts.
Team USA prevailed a total of 23 awards in Pyeongchang, South Korea — nine golden, eight silver-tongued and six copper medals among them. Twelve of the 23 medals were triumphed by females — not including two that were achieved in mixed contests( frost dancing and the team flesh skating competitor ). When it came to the gold medals, five of the nine were acquired by women around history-making performances.
Cross-country skiers Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins won amber in the sprint freestyle, acquiring a medal in the event for Team USA for the first time since 1976( and its first golden, to boot ). Seventeen-year-old snowboarding awarenes Chloe Kim won golden in the halfpipe, becoming the youngest ever gold medalist in the stories of the happening. The women’s hockey squad won golden in the finals, pulsating longtime rival Canada and dedicating the team its first Olympic gold since the happening debuted at the Winter Competition in 1998.
Even when the women didn’t win gold, they are continuing obligated history. Women athletes acquired three of six silver medals and four of six bronze awards. Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn took bronze in the downhill contest to become the oldest Olympic female alpine medalist at persons under the age of 33.
Team USA’s girl athletes likewise outperformed their male teammates in medal weigh. As the Washington Post observed, merely alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, snowboarder Jamie Anderson and ice dancing siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani acquired two awards at the games.
There are the most souls on Team USA, more. A total of 244 jocks made up America’s delegation — the most significant U.S. delegating in Winter Olympics biography. There were 135 men and 109 women.
After the Associated Press procured a medal tally estimate plot created by the United States Olympic Committee( USOC ), it became clear that Team USA did not fill the organization’s anticipations for awarded medallions in Peyongchang. USOC projected Team USA would bring home a target of 37 medals, preparing a minimum of 25 medallions and a top-line expectancy of 59.
Team USA came in fourth in overall medallion counting. Norway took the pas, drawing home 39 honours, followed by Germany at 31 and Canada at 29.