Winter Olympics: The United States’ Highlights

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Nick Lopez, Staff Writer

The 2018 Winter Olympics was filled with as much fun and excitement as it was competition-filled. The United States had an exceptional run in the Olympics, placing 4th overall with 9 gold medals, 8 silver, and 6 bronze, a total of 23 medals.

A great moment for the United States was in the men’s and women’s snowboarding competitions. The legend himself, Shaun White, walked away with another gold for the U.S., as did newcomer and anticipated gold-winner and snowboarder Red Gerard, who was only 17 at the time of the games.

Chloe Kim also a young competitor at the Olympics, 17, was a sensation from the start and delivered on her hype, securing a gold medal for the United States. Snowboarder Jamie Anderson also secured a gold for the United States.

Men’s curling snagged another gold beating out Sweden, a fan favorite to win. Just one of the few upsets that the United States caused this Olympic season.

Some other notable sporting triumphs came from the cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, and alpine skiing.

The biggest and most exciting feat of the United States was the Women’s Hockey team winning gold and causing a major upset to Canada. This was the first time in 20 years that the United States won gold and beat out Canada.  The final shootout was an amazing show of athleticism and pure drive to win.