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2022 Winter Olympics Medal Count Update: U.S. on the board

2022 Winter Olympics Medal Count Update: U.S. on the board
Posted at 8:38 AM, Feb 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-06 14:19:32-05

Team USA is on the board, at least in terms of its women.

Snowboarder Julia Marino and freestyle skier Jaelin Kauf delivered silver medals on Day 2 after the Americans were blanked on Day 1 of the Olympics.

Marino's medal was won from women's slopestyle in a bit of a surprise while Kauf's silver came via women's moguls, putting Team USA in a tie for the second-most medals won on Day 2 and just outside the top 10 for the tournament.

Host China claimed its first medal with a gold in short track speed skating's mixed relay but did not claim a medal on Day 2, one which saw ROC surge into first with three of its five medals. Norway slips to second after taking a bronze.

Some other notes from Day 2:

  • Six medal events were contested on Sunday – seven were scheduled but the men’s downhill was postponed to Monday at 1:00p ET due to high winds
  • 12 of 109 events have been completed
  • Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won the first-ever gold medal for New Zealand at a Winter Games (women’s snowboarding slopestyle) winning it in walk-off fashion to send Marino to silver.

Team USA is hoping to improve on its solid fourth-place finish in 2018, when its 23 medals trailed Norway (39), Germany (31), and Canada (29). The Americans also had the fourth-most gold medals in 2018 with nine, but have now not claimed a Day 1 medal at consecutive Olympics.

Team USA is chasing its medal-best standard of 34 overall with 10 golds on home turf in Salt Lake City during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

STANDINGS

2022 Winter Olympics Medal Standings After Day 2 - Top Ten
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
ROC 1 2 2 5
Norway 2 0 1 3
Austria 0 2 1 3
Italy 0 2 1 3
Sweden 2 0 0 2
Germany 1 1 0 2
Netherlands 1 1 0 2
Austria 1 0 1 2
Japan 1 0 1 2
Slovakia 1 0 1 2

Visit our Medals Hub for full medal standings and results from the 2022 Winter Olympics, updated in real-time throughout each competition day.