2022 Olympic Medal Count: Where Team USA Ranks and Which Country is in the Lead – NBC Chicago

Team USA fell in the medal rankings for the 2022 Winter Olympics Friday in Beijing but there are still plenty of medals on the line and a lot of big events to go.

After they finally got their first gold five days into the Games, the United States just kept going with big wins from stars like Nathan Chen and Chloe Kim.

They unfortunately couldn’t add to their total in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe competition, with Shaun White finishing in fourth place in his final career event.

The United States sits at 10 medals in all, leaving them in seventh place on the board.

Over 300 medals will be awarded to Olympians participating in the 2022 Winter Games. With 15 sports and 109 events, ranging from skiing to bobsledding to figure skating, world-class athletes will go for gold during a two-week global competition on the grandest stage.

The United States came to Beijing with the second-most Winter Olympics medals with 305.

Here are the top nations in the medal count so far:

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1. Norway – 14 (6 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze)

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2. Austria – 14 (4 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze)

3. ROC – 12 (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze)

4. Canada – 12 (1 gold, 4 silver, 7 bronze)

5. Germany – 11 (7 gold, 4 silver, 0 bronze)

The U.S. is in seventh with four golds, five silver medals and one bronze.

Germany is still leading in gold, with six golds under its belt, and Norway follows up with five.

Japan, which earned another gold medal in the men’s snowboard halfpipe, is now at eight medals, including a pair of golds.

The three-time Olympian took home bronze, while her teammate Rosie Brennan came in fourth.

How is Team USA Doing?

Lindsey Jacobellis slid to victory in the women’s snowboard cross, putting an end to Team USA’s five-day gold-less streak at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Snowboarder Julia Marino won the United States’ first medal on Saturday, but it was not gold. Madison Chock and Evan Bates added another silver medal to the team’s count after their stunning galactic-themed ice dance Sunday night.

Jaelin Kauf won the Olympic silver behind Australia’s Jakara Anthony during the women’s moguls finals, and Ryan Cochran-Siegle clinched another silver medal, adding to the USA’s total count, in men’s super-G, on Tuesday.

Jessie Diggins secured the fifth medal for Team USA – the bronze in women’s individual sprint, cross-country skiing. She made history here, becoming the first American to win a medal in the cross-country skiing individual sprint event.

Nathan Chen earned gold in the men’s singles figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Games. He clinched the title by receiving a 332.60 total score, giving him a 22.55-point victory over silver-winning Yuma Kagiyama of Japan.

Chloe Kim wasted no time showing off why she is the reigning gold medalist as she blew the competition away with her first run of the final halfpipe event – securing her spot at the top of the podium and women’s halfpipe history.

And finally, the United States won the first ever Olympic gold medal in the mixed teams aerial event at the Winter Olympics.

The trio of Ashley Caldwell, Chris Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld scored a total of 338.34, beating out China for the gold. It’s the first gold medal in aerial freestyle skiing for the U.S. since 1998.

The U.S. endured five days of grueling competition – with some disappointing upsets – to finally bring home a gold medal.

Alpine Skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle took home a silver medal in the Super-G on Monday, 50 years after his mom Barbara Cochran won gold at the 1972 Winter Olympics.

What Medals Are Up for Grabs Next?

Although some events are finished, the U.S. still has a good chance to win more gold medals in the following events:

  • Hockey: Men’s and women (team) 
  • Curling: Men’s and women’s (team)