Who has the most 2022 Winter Olympics medals – NBC Chicago
The 2022 Winter Olympics ended in Beijing and one country enjoyed a clear advantage in the final medal count.
Medal history was made in more than one way during the Winter Games.
Norway broke the record for most gold medals at a single Winter Olympics and most recently Elana Meyers Taylor won her fifth Olympic medal, making her the African American Olympian most decorated winter.
At the 2022 Games there were 109 gold medals in total, down from 102 in Pyeongchang four years ago and a far cry from the 16 offered at the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924.
The United States arrived in Beijing with the second most medals at the Winter Olympics with 305.
Over 300 medals have been awarded to Olympians competing in the 2022 Winter Games. With 15 sports and 109 events, ranging from skiing to bobsleigh to figure skating, world-class athletes will go for gold in a two-week world competition on the biggest stage.
Here are the top nations in the final medal tally:
1. Norway – 37 (16 gold, 8 silver, 13 bronze)
2. ROC – 32 (6 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze)
3. Germany – 27 (12 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze)
3. Canada – 26 (4 gold, 8 silver, 14 bronze)
5. United States – 25 (8 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze)
Norway not only broke the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics with 16, but also beat the Russian Olympic Committee in total medals with 37.
The Russian Olympic Committee had the second most medals with 32, winning the silver medal in men’s hockey to end the Olympics.
How did Team USA do?
The United States ultimately won eight gold medals, with those awards going to:
Kaillie Humphries – Women’s Monobob
Nathan Chen – Men’s Figure Skating
Alexander Hall – Slopestyle Freeski Men
Lindsey Jacobellis – Snowboard Cross Women
Erin Jackson – Women’s 500m Speed Skating
Chloe Kim – Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe
United States – Mixed Team Jumps
United States – Mixed Team Snowboard Cross
The United States had to endure five days of grueling competition – with some disappointing surprises – to finally win its first Olympics gold medal.
Lindsey Jacobellis slid to victory in the women’s snowboard cross, ending Team USA’s gold-less streak at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The three-time Olympian won bronze, while her teammate Rosie Brennan finished fourth.
Snowboarder Julia Marino won the United States’ first medal on Saturday, but it wasn’t gold. Madison Chock and Evan Bates added another silver to the team’s tally after their stunning galaxy-themed ice dance on Sunday night.
Jaelin Kauf won Olympic silver behind Australia’s Jakara Anthony in the women’s moguls final, and Ryan Cochran-Siegle notched another silver, adding to the USA’s total tally, in super- Male G, Tuesday.
Jessie Diggins earned the fifth medal for Team USA – bronze in the women’s individual sprint in cross-country skiing. She made history here by becoming the first American to medal in the individual sprint event in cross-country skiing.
Nathan Chen won gold in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Games. He clinched the title with an all-around score of 332.60, earning him a 22.55-point win over silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama of Japan.
Chloe Kim wasted no time in showing why she is the reigning gold medalist as she blew away the competition with her first run of the final halfpipe event – securing her spot atop the podium and to the history of the women’s halfpipe.
The United States won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in the mixed team aerial event at the Winter Olympics.
The trio of Ashley Caldwell, Chris Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld scored a total of 338.34, beating China for the gold medal. It was the first freestyle skiing gold medal for the United States since 1998.
Mixed team snowboard cross made its Olympic debut at the 2022 Beijing Games and the USA team also won the first-ever gold medal in the event.
Erin Jackson ended a medalless day for the United States on Sunday with her victory in the 500-meter final.
Alpine skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle won a silver medal in the Super-G on Monday, 50 years after his mother Barbara Cochran won gold at the 1972 Winter Olympics.
Megan Nick scored bronze in the women’s jump early Monday morning, Kaillie Humphries won the first-ever gold medal in the women’s monobob and her teammate Elana Meyers Taylor joined her on the podium with a silver medal and the American duet Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue won bronze in the ice dance event.
Team USA clinched a bronze medal in the men’s speed skating team pursuit, marking a surprising result for the world record holders.
Team USA then had a 1-2 punch on the men’s freeski slopestyle podium. Hall won gold and Geopper silver.
Team USA fell short in the women’s ice hockey gold medal game, losing 3-2 to Canada on Wednesday night to claim silver in Beijing.
American Brittany Bowe then won that elusive individual medal, winning bronze in the women’s 1000m speed skating.
The men’s freestyle skiing halfpipe podium at the 2022 Beijing Olympics featured not one but two American skiers.
Elana Meyers Taylor made history on Saturday, becoming the most decorated African-American Winter Olympian with five medals when she won bronze in the two-man bobsleigh with a combined time of 4:05.48 at the alongside Sylvia Hoffman.