With the 2022 Beijing Olympics well underway, several countries are having fun racking up wins and medals, but Team USA is still without a gold medal as competition kicks off in China on Wednesday.
The United States has won five medals so far, but none have been of the golden variety, and they hope to end that streak as a new day of competition dawns.
Here are the top five nations in the medal tally so far:
Russian Olympic Committee (10): 2 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze
Norway (9): 4 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze
Netherlands (7): 3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
Italy (7): 2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze
Austria (7): 2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
Sweden (7): 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
The Russian Olympic Committee is leading the way with 10 medals so far in Beijing, including two golds in the men’s 15km + 15km skiathlon and the team event in figure skating. They also picked up a silver medal in the first event and a silver medal in the mixed team ski jumping event.
Norway currently sits in second place with nine medals in total, while the Netherlands, Italy and Austria are tied for third with seven medals each.
Sweden have the most gold medals of any country so far in the games, winning first prize in the women’s giant slalom, cross-country freestyle sprint competition and men’s moguls.
The three-time Olympian won bronze, while her teammate Rosie Brennan finished fourth.
How’s the United States team doing?
The United States is currently tied for seventh place with Canada thanks to Colby Stevenson’s silver medal in big air freeskiing on Wednesday. They now have six medals, five of which are silver.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle won silver in the Men’s Super-G, while Jessie Diggins took bronze in the Women’s Cross-Country Sprint Freestyle event.
The USA figure skating team won a silver medal in the team event, while Jalein Kauf took silver in the women’s moguls. Julia Marino won a silver medal in the women’s snowboard slopestyle event.
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.
What medals are up for grabs next?
There are a total of seven medal events taking place in Beijing on Wednesday, including the women’s slalom event.
The luge racers will compete in the doubles event at approximately 7:35 a.m. Central time on Wednesday.
In Nordic combined, the individual Gundersen Normal Hill/10km Cross-Country race will begin Wednesday at 5 a.m. central time.
In speed skating, the men’s 1500m final will take place around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Finally, in the world of snowboarding, the women’s snowboard cross grand finale will take place around 2 a.m. central time on Wednesday.
According to the International Sports Heritage Foundation, the five days of competition the United States has gone without a gold medal is the longest it has taken the nation to win a top prize since 1988, when it took a week of competition with the American team to finally get along. table.