Olympic Medals

The U.S. has taken the lead in overall medals with 23 total.  We gained three new medals yesterday, a gold, a silver and a bronze, split between the giant slalom and bobsled events.

Skier Ted Ligety took gold in the giant slalom.  Bode Miller was in that race too, but finished in 20th place.  Ted will compete in another slalom this weekend, but Bode withdrew from that final event due to problems with his 36-year-old knees.


Our other two medals came in women's bobsled, which Canada took gold in.  But the top-ranked U.S. team of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams won silver, and Aja Evans and Jamie Greubel of team number two took bronze.


The third U.S. team was Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator, who finished in 11th.  So Lolo still doesn't have an Olympic medal.


But Lauryn Williams from team one is now just the fifth athlete to medal in both the summer AND winter games.  Only one other American has ever done it, and that was over 80 years ago.  Lauryn won silver in track-and-field in 2004, and then gold for the 4-by-100 relay in 2012.


Wednesday Standings:


The gold medal leader is now Norway with nine.  Germany has eight, and we're third with seven gold.  But thanks to our many bronze we have more total medals than anyone.  Here's how the other countries ranked against us at the end of Wednesday's competition.


1.  The United States with 23 medals, with 7 gold, 5 silver, and 11 bronze.


2.  Russia with 22 medals


3.  The Netherlands with 22 medals


4.  Norway with 20 medals


5.  Canada with 18 medals


In other news, the Russian hockey team lost to Finland 3-1 in the quarterfinals and will NOT medal this year.  Which is big, since the Russians have been saying it's the one event that REALLY matters to them.


The four teams still in the running are the U.S., Canada, Finland, and Sweden.  We play Canada on Friday.  And if we win, we'll make Sunday's gold medal hockey game.


(Check the updated medal counts at Sochi2014.com.)

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