Team USA is in fifth place in the medal race with a total of four medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze.
After the first weekend of competition at the Winter Olympics, the Team USA is in fifth place in the medal race with a total of four medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze.
One of those American gold medals belongs to Jamie Anderson, who on Monday made history as the first female snowboarder to win two Olympic gold medals – and she’ll have a chance for a third gold later in the game’s big air category. On Monday, Anderson the gold again in the women’s snowboard slopestyle, which she also won back in 2014. (NBC)
The U.S. also took the gold Sunday in the men’s slopestyle thanks to Red Gerard, who is just 17 years old — or 17 years and 227 days to be precise. With the win he became the youngest snowboarder to take a gold medal and the third-youngest to win a gold medal in Winter Olympics history. He’s also the first Winter Olympics gold medal winner to be born in the aughts. (ESPN)
The other U.S. medal winners so far are Chris Mazdzer, who took the silver in the men’s single luge, and the mixed figure skating team, which took the bronze.
In the overall medal count, Norway is tops with a total of eight — one gold, four silver and three bronze. Canada is second with six medals – one gold, four silver and one bronze. In third is Netherlands with five medal – two gold, two silver and one bronze.