The United States’ quest for medals is already striking gold in the first week after the commencement of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
The most dominant sport for the United States is slopestyle snowboarding. In the Men’s division, Redmond Gerard won the United States its first medal. Gerard is the youngest American to medal in a snowboarding event at the Olympics, and he’s the second-youngest snowboarding medalist of any country.
In the women’s, Jamie Anderson rose to the top with her second, back-to-back gold. The women’s slopestyle final was delayed a few hours due to wind-thrusting conditions in PyeongChang but the conditions didn’t stop Anderson from claiming victory.
The United States has also secured victories in the Luge Competition with Chris Mazdzer receiving a silver medal and making history by becoming the first singles men’s luge medalist in US history. The team figure skating competition also saw the Americans sitting on the podium with a bronze thanks to the spectacular performances from Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu.
Tonight, Chloe Kim added another gold medal to the Team USA in the women’s snowboard halfpipe after besting her own previous gold-medal run from the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Another USA snowboarder, Arielle Gold, took home the bronze.