The PyeongChang Olympics have come to an end, cue the sappy wrap-it-up music and let’s wander off into the South Korean sunset, er, uh, the sunrise, this 15 hour time difference is killing me.
All the medals have been handed out, all the tears have been wiped away, now it’s time to check the damage. Let’s see what we accomplished as a country in 2018, and how does our medal count break down by U.S. state? Which state produced the most medals and has the pleasure of bragging rights for the next few years?
Team USA sent 244 total athletes to the PyeongChang Olympics, 109 females and 135 males. The youngest athlete was figure skater, Vincent Zhou (17), and the oldest athlete was hockey’s Brian Gionta (39). Among the U.S. athletes, there was 1 mother, Kikkan Randall (cross country skiing), 20 fathers and 7 pairs of siblings:
Erik and Sadie Bjornsen (cross country skiing), Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Nordic combined), Becca and Matt Hamilton (curling), Logan and Reese Hanneman (cross country skiing), Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Moradno (ice hockey), Caitlin and Scott Patterson (cross country skiing) and Alex and Maia Shibutani (figure skating).
Here are some highlights:
Check out the breakdown and rankings by state, this includes team events like hockey, curling and team figure skating:
There were 31 different states represented at the Olympics in 2018 , producing 23 total medal winners. Minnesota – 11 total medals, California – 11 total medals, Colorado – 7 total medals, Illinois – 4 total medals, Massachusetts – 4 total medals, Michigan – 3 total medals, Utah – 3 total medals, Florida – 2 total medals, New York – 2 total medals, North Dakota – 2 total medals, Idaho – 1 total medal, Indiana – 1 total medal, Nevada – 1 total medal, North Carolina – 1 total medal, Pennsylvania – 1 total medal, Vermont – 1 total medal