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Winter Olympic Winners 2018

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As the Pyeongchang (평창) Winter Olympic Games were getting started, all eyes were on the medal count. History was made during the 2018 Olympics with the first American female to land a triple axel and the first American man to win silver for the Men’s Olympic Luge along with many other accomplishments. However, the United States fell short compared to the expectations held by viewers while other countries did better than expected.

From Stadium Astro

Norway; 39 medals 

It didn’t take much time before Norway was completing dominating the Olympic games. With 14 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze medals, Norway comes in first place.

From PC2018

Germany; 31 medals

A close second, Germany preformed very well during the Olympics this year. They brought home 14 gold, 10 silver, and 7 bronze medals, successfully winning second place.

From Dialled Mag

Canada; 29 medals

While Canada’s defeat in Women’s Hockey destroyed much of their morale, they had no problem snagging 11 gold, 8 silver, and 10 bronze medals this year.

Chloe Kim after winning gold in the halfpipe for women; from CNN

United States; 23 medals 

The United States broke many records this year, but their win against the Canadian Women’s Hockey team for the first time is 20 years was groundbreaking. Although many fans were disappointed with America’s placement, the United States won 9 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals. 

Netherlands; 20 medals

Coming in 5th place, the Netherlands had the honor of bringing home 8 gold, 6 silver, and 6 bronze medals. 

From the Globe and Mail

Republic of Korea; 17 medals

While hosting the Olympics, Korea shocked many viewers with its wins. 5 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze medals were awarded respectively.

From the Business Insider

Olympic Athletes from Russia; 17 medals

Despite Russia’s scandal with “doping” athletes, some Russian athletes were cleared to play in the Olympics under a “neutral” flag, taking 2 gold, 6 silver, and 9 bronze medals home.

From the Ice Garden

Switzerland; 15 medals

With wins in curling, snowboarding, and alpine skiing, Switzerland won 5 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze. 

From WDEZ

France; 15 medals

France secured 5 gold, 4 silver, and 6 bronze medals, almost tying with Switzerland.

From NBC Olympics

Sweden; 14 medals

Gaining 7 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze medal, Sweden took to the podium in cross-country skiing, curling, and the biathlon.

From the Washington Post

Austria; 14 medals

A close second to Sweden, Austria collected 5 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze medals. 

From Kyodo News

Japan; 13 medals

With multiple wins in women’s sports, Japan walked away with 4 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals. 

From Renato Balestra

Italy; 10 medals

Bringing home wins in multiple different sports, Italy won 3 gold, 2 silver, and 5 bronze. 

From InsideTheGames

China; 9 medals

With wins in speed skating and freestyle skiing, China snagged 1 gold, 6 silver, and 2 bronze medals. 

From Reuters

Czech Republic; 7 medals

The Czech Republic was able to bring home 2 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals. 

From E! Online

Finland; 6 medals

Finland gained 1 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze medals with wins in Men’s 50km, Women’s Ice Hockey, and Women’s 30km.

After Finland, 14 countries brought home fewer than six medals.

From Sky Sports

Great Britian; 5 medals

1 gold, 4 bronze

From Belarusian News

Belarus; 3 medals

2 gold, 1 silver

From Sputnik Images

Slovakia; 3 medals

1 gold, 2 silver

From The New Daily

Australia; 3 medals

2 silver, 1 bronze

From Swim.by

Poland; 2 medals

1 gold, 1 bronze

From XinhuaNet

Slovenia; 2 medals

1 silver, 1 bronze

From WTVA

Spain; 2 medals

2 bronze

From News.com.au

New Zealand; 2 medals

2 bronze

From Independent.ie

Hungary; 1 medal

1 gold

From 112UA

Ukraine; 1 medal

1 gold

From Lazer Helmets

Belgium; 1 medal

1 silver

From Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan; 1 medal

1 bronze

From Baltic News Network

Latvia; 1 medal

1 bronze

From Embassy of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein; 1 medal

1 bronze

 

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About the Writer
Harley LaRue, Student Writer
My name is Harley LaRue, and I am a junior. I moved to GNA at the end of the 9th grade from Pittston Area. I enjoy reading, writing, sleeping, taking pictures, and hanging out with my friends and family. I am a 2 year member and letter recipient of the National French Honor Society and...
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  1. Customeressay on March 22nd, 2018 2:38 am

    Thanks! And thanks for sharing your great posts every week!

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