Gold Rush 2022: How Team USA Came Back and Won at the Olympics – NBC Chicago

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No gold medal after 72 hours in Beijing had Team USA fans grabbing the controls and getting ready to press their thumb on the proverbial panic button earlier this week.
As the saying goes, patience is a virtue.
How did the next 72 hours play out? Let’s just say crisis averted.
Lindsey Jacobellis started the gold-medal winning party when she became the oldest American woman to place at any Winter Games in the snowboard cross final.
Three days has made all the difference for Team USA which sits two medals off the lead entering the final week of competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Figure skater Nathan Chen and snowboarder Chloe Kim added to America’s gold medal count a day later with wins in the men’s free skate program and the women’s halfpipe, respectively.
If wins from two of Team USA’s biggest names weren’t enough, fans in the United States woke up to a fourth gold medal victory to celebrate in the first-ever mixed team aerials competition.
Team USA has won four gold medals total at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The four goals breakdown as follows: Two golds in snowboarding, one gold in figure skating and one freestyle skiing.
Shaun White and Mikaela Shiffrin are up Thursday night, and give the Americans opportunity to garner more gold in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe and the women’s super-G, respectively.
America sits in fifth place at the Winter Olympics with 10 medals overall.
Here’s an updated look at the overall medal count at the 2022 Winter Olympics through Day 6:
Germany currently leads the gold medal race with six, though their total medal count of nine leaves them in sixth place in the standings.
The Netherlands and Sweden are also tied with the U.S. and Austria with four gold medals each.

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