Olympic Recap

An editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune opined that Park City athletes won so many medals at the  Sochi games that we should have our own "Country Designation" right in between Paraguay and Puru  ..........   but I digress ......................
  • 17 athletes won Olympic medal, matching record set in Vancouver.
  • Eight athletes won gold, the most ever (previous best six in Vancouver).MEDALISTS
Gold - Ted Ligety, giant slalom
Gold – Mikaela Shiffrin, slalom
Silver – Andrew Weibrecht, super G
Bronze – Julia Mancuso, super combined
Bronze – Bode Miller, super G
Gold – Joss Christensen, slopestyle
Gold – Maddie Bowman, halfpipe
Gold – David Wise, halfpipe
Silver – Gus Kenworthy, slopestyle
Silver – Devin Logan, slopestyle
Bronze – Nick Goepper, slopestyle
Bronze – Hannah Kearney, moguls
Gold – Jamie Anderson, slopestyle
Gold – Kaitlyn Farrington, halfpipe
Gold – Sage Kotsenburg, slopestyle
Bronze – Kelly Clark, halfpipe
Bronze – Alex Deibold, snowboardcross
New Sports – Freeskiing/Snowboarding
  • U.S. athletes won six of 12 medals, including three of four gold, in the new freeskiing events of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing, highlighted by a sweep of the men’s slopestyle medals and sweep of the men’s and women’s halfpipe skiing gold.
  • U.S. athletes swept men’s and women’s gold in new event of slopestyle snowboarding.
  • The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association played a vital role in the lobbying efforts to bring the new youthful action sports to the Games. The events were acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee for their relevance to youth and the actual activities taking place in terrain parks and pipes at ski resorts worldwide.
  • Hannah Kearney bronze – second Olympic medal
  • Mac Bohonnon 5th
  • Bode Miller won his sixth Olympic medal, putting him second on all-time U.S. Winter Olympians list (Apolo Anton Ohno leads with eight) and second on all-time skiing list (Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway leads with eight).
  • Julia Mancuso extended her record with the most Olympic medals by a U.S. woman skier or snowboarder now with four.
  • Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest women’s slalom Olympic champion.