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Medals At the 2018 Winter Olympics: Part 11

The Winter Olympics is underway and the medal count is rising.

For our loyal readers, we’ve made this blog post super easy to follow.

How?

The results of the previous day are always at the top of the blog. That’s right, no more scrolling. In addition, the tournament list and countries leading the medal tally are updated daily.

But don’t fret, the older medal counts and results are further down – just in case you happened to miss a day.

The following medal count is based on the following list of tournaments:

  • 9 biathlons
  • 10 cross-country skiing events
  • 8 freestyle skiing
  • 4 ski jumping
  • 6 snowboarding ceremonies
  • 8 alpine skiing
  • 2 Nordic Combined

Countries Leading the Medal Tally

Norway officially overtook Germany for 1st place with 13 gold, 11 silver medals and 9 bronze. Germany moves down 1 spot to claim 2nd place in the ranking with 12 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze. Canada moved up from 4th to the 3rd position with 9 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze. United States  moved up to 4th position with 8 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze.

Medal Winners: Part 11

Wednesday – 21 February 2018

Alpine Skiing

Ladies’ Downhill

Italy’s Sofia Goggia skies to a gold medal in the women’s downhill. Photograph: AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO

  1. 1st: ITA – Sofia Goggia
  2. 2nd: NOR – Ragnhild Mowinckel
  3. 3rd: USA – Lindsey Vonn

Cross-Country

Ladies’ Team Sprint Free

Jessica Diggins, left, of the United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal past Stina Nilsson, of Sweden, in the during women’s team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky

  1. 1st: USA
  2. 2nd: SWE
  3. 3rd: NOR
Men’s Team Sprint Free

Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby, left, and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men’s team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final. Photograph: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

  1. 1st: NOR
  2. 2nd: OAR
  3. 3rd: FRA

Freestyle Skiing

Men’s Ski Cross

Brady Leman celebrates after he crosses the finish line at the men’s ski cross final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday. Photograph: LAURENT SALINO/AGENCE ZOOM / GETTY IMAGES

  1. 1st: CAN – Brady Leman
  2. 2nd: SUI – Marc Bischofberger
  3. 3rd: OAR – Sergey Ridzik

Medal Winners: Part 10

Tuesday – 20 February 2018

Biathlon

2x6km Women + 2×7.5km Men Mixed Relay

Martin Fourcade of France skis during the 2x6km women’s + 2×7.5km men’s mixed relay biathlon. Photograph: https://www.dawn.com/news/1390683/games-face-new-doping-blow-as-canadian-skaters-serve-up-magic

  1. 1st: France
  2. 2nd: Norway
  3. 3rd: Italy

Freestyle skiing

Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe

Canadian freeskier Cassie Sharpe dominated the women’s freeski halfpipe competition to win her first Olympic gold medal. Photograph: http://counton2.com/2018/02/19/canadas-cassie-sharpe-earns-ski-halfpipe-gold-usas-sigourney-gets-bronze/

  1. 1st: CAN – Cassie Sharpe
  2. 2nd: FRA – Marie Martinod
  3. 3rd: USA – Brita Sigourney

Nordic Combined

Individual Gundersen LH/10km, Cross-Country

Germany locked out the podium as Johannes Rydzek claimed gold in the large hill nordic combined after a fantastic sprint finish. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press

  1. 1st: GER – Johannes RYDZEK
  2. 2nd: GER – Fabian RIESSLE
  3. 3rd: GER – Eric FRENZEL

Medal Winners: Part 9

Monday – 19 February 2018

Ski Jumping

Men’s Team

Norway’s Robert Johansson, from left, Johann Andre Forfang, Andreas Stjernen and Daniel Andre. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP

  1. 1st: Norway
  2. 2nd: Germany
  3. 3rd: Poland

Medal Winners: Part 8

Sunday – 18 February 2018

Alpine Skiing

Men’s Giant Slalom

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher captured his second gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics as he bested the field in the men’s giant slalom final. Photograph: Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

  1. 1st: AUT – Marcel Hirscher
  2. 2nd: NOR – Henrik Kristoffersen
  3. 3rd: FRA – Alexis Pinturault

Biathlon

Men’s 15km Mass Start

Simon Schempp, of Germany, left, and Martin Fourcade, of France, right, race across the finish line during the men’s 15km mass start biathlon. Photograph: Andrew Medichini

  1. 1st: FRA – Martin Fourcade
  2. 2nd: GER – Simon Schempp
  3. 3rd: NOR – Emil Hegle Svendsen

Cross-Country Skiing

Men’s 4 x 10km Relay

Norway’s Didrik Toenseth, left, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Simen Hegstad Krueger and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo celebrates after winning the the gold medal in the men’s 4 x 10km relay. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

  1. 1st: Norway
  2. 2nd: Olympic Athlete from Russia
  3. 3rd: France

Freestyle Skiing

Men’s Ski Slopestyle

Braaten’s golden effort at Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the first Olympic medal of his career. Photograph: Getty Images

  1. 1st: NOR – Oystein Braaten
  2. 2nd: USA – Nick Goepper
  3. 3rd: CAN – Alex Beaulieu-Marchand
Men’s Aerials

Gold medal winner Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine celebrates during the men’s aerial final at Phoenix Snow Park. Photograph: Kin Cheung / AP

  1. 1st: UKR – Oleksandr Abramenko
  2. 2nd: CHN – JIA Zongyang
  3. 3rd: OAR – Ilia Burov

Medal Winners: Part 7

Saturday – 17 February 2018

Alpine Skiing

Ladies’ Super-G

Ester Ledecka competes in the women’s super-G at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photograph: ALESSANDRO TROVATI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

  1. 1st: CZE – Ester Ledecka
  2. 2nd: AUT – Anna Veith
  3. 3rd: LIE – Tina Weirather

Biathlon

Women’s 12.5km Mass

Anastasiya Kuzmina celebrates her gold medal win in the women’s 12.5km mass start biathlon. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia / AP

  1. 1st: SVK – Anastasiya Kuzmina
  2. 2nd: BLR – Darya Domracheva
  3. 3rd: NOR – Tiril Eckhoff

Cross-Country

Ladies’ 4 x 5km Relay

Women’s 4x5km Relay. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Ragnhild Haga and Marit Bjoergen of Norway celebrates winning. Photograph: REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

  1. 1st: Norway
  2. 2nd: Sweden
  3. 3rd: Olympic Athlete from Russia

Freestyle Skiing

Ladies’ Ski Slopestyle

Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin competes in the women’s ski slopestyle. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU

  1. 1st: SUI – Sarah Hoefflin
  2. 2nd: SUI – Mathilde Gremaud
  3. 3rd: GBR – Isabel Atkin

Ski Jumping

Men’s Large Hill Individual

Kamil Stoch, of Poland, soars through the air during men’s large hill Individual ski jumping competition. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky

  1. 1st: POL – Kamil Stoch
  2. 2nd: GER – Andreas Wellinger
  3. 3rd: NOR – Robert Johansson

Medal Winners: Part 6

Friday – 16 February 2018

Alpine Skiing

Men’s Super-G

Austria’s Matthias Mayer made up for the disappointment of his injury-hampered downhill title defence at the Pyeongchang Olympics by skiing an error-free run to win the men’s super-G on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

  1. 1st: AUT – Matthias Mayer
  2. 2nd: SUI – Beat Feuz
  3. 3rd: NOR – Kjetil Jansrud
Ladies’ Slalom

Gold medallist Frida Hansdotter with silver medallist Wendy Holdener and bronze medallist Katharina Gallhuber. Photograph: AP Photo/Jae C Hong

  1. 1st: SWE – Frida Hansdotter
  2. 2nd: SUI – Wendy Holdener
  3. 3rd: AUT – Katharina Gallhuber

Cross-Country

Men’s 15km Free

Switzerland’s Dario Cologna won a historic third successive Olympic gold medal in the 15-kilometre men’s individual cross-country. Photograph: FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

  1. 1st: SUI – Dario Cologna
  2. 2nd: NOR – Simen Hegstad Krueger
  3. 3rd: OAR – Denis Spitsov

Freestyle Skiing

Ladies Aerials

Hanna Huskova of Belarus in action during the Freestyle Skiing Women’s Aerials Finals. Photograph: Reuters pic

  1. 1st: BLR – Hanna Huskova
  2. 2nd: CHN – Zhang Xin
  3. 3rd: CHN – Kong Fanyu

Snowboard

Ladies’ Snowboard Cross

Italy’s Michela Moioli celebrates winning gold in the women’s snowboard cross big final at the Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday. Photograph: © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

  1. 1st: ITA – Michela Moioli
  2. 2nd: FRA – Julia Pereira De Sousa Mabileau
  3. 3rd: CZE – Eva Samakova

Medal Winners: Part 5

Thursday – 15 February 2018

Alpine Skiing

Men’s Downhill

Alpine ski racer Aksel Lund Svindal darts down the slopes. Photograph: Getty Images

  1. 1st: NOR – Aksel Lund Svindal
  2. 2nd: NOR – Kjetil Jansrud
  3. 3rd: SUI – Beat Feuz
Ladies’ Giant Slalom

Gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA celebrates during the venue ceremony of the Women’s Giant Slalom race. Photograph: DANIEL KOPATSCH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

  1. 1st: USA – Mikaela Shiffrin
  2. 2nd: NOR – Ragnhild Mowinckel
  3. 3rd: ITA – Federica Brignone

Biathlon

Women’s 15km Individual

Sweden’s Hanna Öberg on her way to a gold medal in the women’s 15km individual at the 2018 Olympics. Photograph: IBU/Biathlonworld.com

  1. 1st: SWE – Hanna Oeberg
  2. 2nd: SVK – Anastasiya Kuzmina
  3. 3rd: GER – Laura Dahlmeier
Men’s 20km Individual

Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe performing at the top of his game to claim victory in the men’s Olympic 20km individual biathlon event. Photograph: http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2018/feb/15/blistering-boe-wins-individual-biathlon-gold-for-norway/

  1. 1st: NOR – Johannes Thingnes Boe
  2. 2nd: SLO – Jakov Fak
  3. 3rd: AUT – Dominik Landertinger

Cross-Country

Ladies’ 10km Free

Norway’s Ragnhild Haga competes in the women’s 10-km cross-country freestyle race at Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre. Photograph: REUTERS

  1. 1st: NOR – Ragnhild Haga
  2. 2nd: SWE – Charlotte Kalla
  3. 3rd: NOR – Marit Bjoergen

Snowboarding

Men’s Gross Big Final

France’s Pierre Vaultier successfully defended his gold medal in men’s snowboard cross. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregory Bull

  1. 1st: FRA – Pierre Vaultier
  2. 2nd: AUS – Jarryd Hughes
  3. 3rd: ESP – Regino Hernandez

Medal Winners: Part 4

Wednesday – 14 February 2018

Nordic Combined

Individual Gundersen NH/10km, Cross-Country

Defending champion Eric Frenzel of Germany has won the gold medal in the Nordic combined normal hill at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  1. 1st: GER – Eric Frenzel
  2. 2nd: JPN – Akito Watabe
  3. 3rd: AUT – Lukas Klapfer

Snowboarding

Men’s Halfpipe

Gold medalist Shaun White poses during the victory ceremony of the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe final at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

  1. 1st: USA – Shaun White
  2. 2nd: JPN – Ayumu Hirano
  3. 3rd: AUS – Scotty James

Medal Winners: Part 3

Tuesday – 13 February 2018

Alpine Skiing

Men’s Alpine Combined Slalom

Marcel Hirscher of Austria during his final slalom run on Tuesday. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

  1. 1st: AUT – Marcel Hirscher
  2. 2nd: FRA – Alexis Pinturault
  3. 3rd: FRA – Victor Muffat-Jeandet

Cross-Country

Ladies’ Sprint Classic

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson won gold going away in the ladies’ cross-country sprint classic final. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty

  1. 1st: SWE – Stina Nilsson
  2. 2nd: NOR – Maiken Caspersen Fallia
  3. 3rd: OAR – Yulia Belorukova
Men’s Sprint Classic

Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo took gold in the men’s cross-country skiing individual sprint on Tuesday with a winning time of 3 minutes, 5.75 seconds. Photograph: ODD ANDERSEN/Getty

  1. 1st: NOR – Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo
  2. 2nd: ITA – Federico Pellegrino
  3. 3rd: OAR – Alexander Bolshunov

Snowboarding

Ladies’ Halfpipe

Chloe Kim was able to easily win gold at the event, finishing with a best score of 98.25. Photograph: MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

  1. 1st: USA – Chloe Kim
  2. 2nd: CHN – Liu Jiayu
  3. 3rd: USA – Arielle Gold

Medal Winners: Part 2

Monday – 12 February 2018

Biathlon

Women’s 10km Pursuit

Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier claimed her second gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty

  1. 1st: GER – Laura Dahlmeier
  2. 2nd: SVK – Anastasiya Kuzmina
  3. 3rd: FRA – Anais Bescond
Men’s 12.5km Pursuit

Martin Fourcade won gold for France in the men’s biathlon 12.5-kilometre pursuit on Monday at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photograph: Matthias Hangst

  1. 1st: FRA – Martin Fourcade
  2. 2nd: SWE – Sebastian Samuelsson
  3. 3rd: GER – Benedikt Doll

Freestyle skiing

Men’s Moguls

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury celebrates his first Olympic title in the men’s moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photograph: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

  1. 1st: CAN – Mikael Kingsbury
  2. 2nd: AUS – Matt Graham
  3. 3rd: JPN – Daichi Hara

Ski Jumping

Ladies’ Normal Hill

Maren Lundby of Norway jumps 110m in the women’s normal hill ski-jumping final and wins gold by 14 points. Photograph: https://imgur.com/gallery/DUTLy

  1. 1st: NOR – Maren Lundby
  2. 2nd: GER – Katharina Althaus
  3. 3rd: JPN – Sara Takanashi

Snowboarding

Ladies’ Slopestyle

Jamie Anderson defended her gold at the Winter Olympics. Photograph: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/news/g5108/winter-olympic-moments-recap/

  1. 1st: USA – Jamie Anderson
  2. 2nd: CAN – Laurie Blouin
  3. 3rd: FIN – Enni Rukajarvi

This Weekend’s Skiing and Snowboarding Medal Winners: Part 1

Saturday – 10 February 2018

Biathlon

Women’s 7.5km Sprint

Laura Dahlmeier of Germany celebrates after taking biathlon gold. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images,

  1. 1st: GER – Laura Dahlmeier
  2. 2nd: NOR – Marte Olsbu
  3. 3rd: CZE – Veronika Vitkova

Cross-Country Skiing

Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon

Charlotte Kalla won her third gold and her sixth Olympic medal overall. Photograph: http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/42961194

  1. 1st: SWE – Charlotte Kalla 40:44.9
  2. 2nd: NOR – Marit Bjoergen 40:52.7
  3. 3rd: FIN – Krista Parmakoski 40:55.0

Ski Jumping

Men’s Normal Hill Individual

Andreas Wellinger of Germany won gold in the men’s ski jumping normal hill competition. Photograph: CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty

  1. 1st: GER – Andreas Wellinger
  2. 2nd: NOR – Johann Andre Forfang
  3. 3rd: NOR – Robert Johansson

Sunday – 11 February 2018

Biathlon

Men’s 10km Sprint

Germany’s Peiffer wins surprise gold in men’s biathlon 10km sprint. Photograph: 2018 GETTY IMAGES https://www.olympic.org/news/germany-s-peiffer-wins-surprise-gold-in-men-s-biathlon-10km-sprint

  1. 1st: GER – Arnd Peiffer
  2. 2nd: CZE – Michal Krcmar
  3. 3rd: ITA – Dominik Windisch

Cross-Country Skiing

Men’s 10km + 10km Skiathlon

Krueger recovers to win the race. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES https://www.olympic.org/news/krueger-recovers-from-fall-to-lead-norway-skiathlon-sweep

  1. 1st: NOR – Simen Hegstad Kruerger 1:16:20.0
  2. 2nd: NOR – Martin Johnsrud Sundby 1:16:28.0
  3. 3rd: NOR – Hans Christer Holund 1:16:29.9

Freestyle Skiing

Women’s Moguls

Perrine Laffont was aged just 15 when she competed at Sochi 2014 where she finished 14th. Photograph: http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/42967985

  1. 1st: FRA – Perrine Laffont
  2. 2nd: CAN – Justine Dufour-Lapointe
  3. 3rd: KAZ – Yulia Galysheva

Snowboarding

Men’s Slopestyle

Gerard smiles after winning gold during the men’s slopestyle final in Pyeongchang on Sunday. Photograph:
Lee Jin-man

  1. 1st: USA – Redmond Gerard
  2. 2nd: CAN – Max Parrot
  3. 3rd: CAN – Mark Mcmorris

First Medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics

These were only the first few medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics and there are still a lot you can look forward to. Revisit this page, because we will keep you in the loop on what’s going down this Winter Olympics. For more Winter Olympic results visit their website. In addition, keep an eye out for performances from your favourite African countries and show your support because these athletes are proving that Africa is a continent you shouldn’t take lightly.

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