Norway has won 368 medals in total at the Winter Olympics, making them the all-time winners. When it came to the Winter Olympics in 2022, there were no surprises.
With 37 medals overall and 16 gold, the Scandinavian country dominated the Winter Olympics. Among the participating countries, Norway won the most medals at Pyeongchang 2018 (a total of 39).
With three medals overall and six golds, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) finished in second place. With a total of 27 medals, Germany finished in third place.
Team USA, which finished fourth overall with 23 medals in Pyeongchang 2018, finished fifth with a total of 24 medals, placing them in the top five in the medal count. In the women’s snowboarding cross competition at the Beijing Olympics, the United States finally got its first gold medal thanks to Lindsey Jacobellis.
Snowboarder Julia Marino of Team USA brought home the first medal for the United States in the Games when she placed second in the women’s slopestyle competition. Thanks to Chloe Kim’s and Nathan Chen’s gold medal performances on Wednesday night, the United States moved up from ninth place to eighth after the first week of the Olympics.
In 2018, Norway won an Olympic record 39 medals in the games held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2022 Winter Olympics would be held in Beijing, and once again, Norway’s prospects looked promising.
Even though Norway didn’t beat their own record, numerous Norwegian competitors nonetheless performed admirably. After this year’s Winter Olympics, Norway has a total of 37 medals. That’s the same number as the United States won in 2010 at the Winter Olympics, making them tied for second place.
The final tally of medals won at the 2022 Winter Olympics is provided, followed by an examination of the nations that will take home the most gold from Beijing.
There Were 16 Gold Medals Won by Norway.
Not only did Norway take home the most hardware at the 2022 Winter Games, but the country also dominated the gold medal count with 16. In addition, Norwegian biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bo won more gold medals than any other competitor at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Bo swept the sprint, mass start, relay, and mixed relay competitions, bringing home four individual gold medals. The 28-year-lone old’s previous Olympic victory was in the individual biathlon competition at the 2018 Winter Games, bringing his total number of Olympic gold medals to five.
Besides Marte Olsbu Roiseland of the women’s biathlon and Therese Johaug of the women’s cross-country skiing, Norway has two other competitors who won three gold medals each.
With victories in biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating, the Norwegians showed a well-rounded performance. Norway was once again the most dominant nation at the Winter Olympics.
Germany Took Home 12 of the Medals in the Gold Medal Category.
Germany won the third-most medals overall (after Norway and the Russian Olympic Committee) but won twice as many golds (four) as the ROC (two). The Germans amassed a total of 12 gold medals, second only to the Norwegians.
The bobsled and luge competitions provided Germany with many of its gold medals. In the bobsleigh events, Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis each won two gold medals, and in the luge events, Johannes Ludwig, Natalie Geisenberger, Tobias Arlt, and Tobias Wendl each won two gold medals.
For the second Winter Olympics in a row, Friedrich performed flawlessly. In 2018, he won gold in the two-man bobsled event and in 2022, he won gold in both the two-man and four-man bobsled competitions he competed in.
Tim Reynolds of the Press reports that Friedrich has made history by being the first bobsledder in Olympic history to win gold in both the two-man and four-man events at consecutive Winter Games. In a series of strong performances, this one was a key factor in the Germans’ eventual victory.
China Wins 9 Olympic Golds
China placed 11th overall with 15 medals, narrowly missing the top 10. The Chinese finished the 2022 Winter Olympics in third place overall and earned nine gold medals, however the majority of their medal haul was silver.
Two Chinese athletes, freestyle skier Eileen Gu and short-track speed skater Ren Ziwei, each took home two gold medals. In addition to her two gold medals, Gu also took home a silver, making her one of only 12 athletes at these Winter Games to do so.
In the history of the Winter Olympics, Gu was the first freestyle skier to win three medals. Both of her gold medals—in big air and halfpipe—were the first in her Olympic career.
Although China’s athletes didn’t place very high in the overall medal tally, they gave the home crowd plenty to rejoice about with their haul of gold medals at these Winter Games.