Olympic Update: 02/07/2022
Can the U.S. Bounce Back After a Slow Start?
The U.S. had a slow start at the Winter Olympics in Beijing this weekend. The first medal events were Saturday and Sunday, and we snagged some silvers early, but no gold medals yet.
Snowboarder Julia Marino took silver in women’s slopestyle. Then skier Jaelin Kauf won silver in women’s moguls. It was our first moguls medal in eight years.
So our opening weekend was kind of a dud…but there’s always more events.
The U.S. took a silver medal in the figure skating team event that aired late last night. Russia won gold, thanks in part to Kamila Valieva landing the first ever quad jump for a woman at the Olympics.
Here’s the latest Top 5 Medal Count… (as of Monday, February 7th at 4:00 p.m. EST)
1. Russia: 7 . . . 2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze.
2. Canada: 6 . . . 1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze.
3. Netherlands: 5 . . . 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze.
4. Italy: 5 . . . 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze.
5. China: 4 . . . 2 gold, 2 silver, 0 bronze. (Norway, Japan, and Austria also have 4 medals total.)
You can check the up-to-the-minute medal count at NBCOlympics.com.