USA Is A Top 5 Country Through One Week of Winter Olympics
The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games are just about a week old and America is holding its own with a handful of gold medals so far.
As of this writing the USA has eight medals (5 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) which is good for 5th place in total medals and 4th in total golds.
America is also 4th in "Gold Ratio" with 62.5% of their medals earned being gold. Belarus (100%), Sweden and South Korea (66.7%) are the only countries with higher ratios, but USA has a higher medal and gold count than all three.
USA has been dominating the snowboarding competitions with five of their eight medals coming from there. Redmond Gerard and Jamie Anderson won men and women's slopestyle gold early in the week. Shaun White won men's halfpipe gold and Chloe Kim and Arielle Gold won gold and bronze respectively in the women's halfpipe competition.
USA's other medals have come from Mikaela Shiffrin (Giant Slalom, Gold) Chris Mazdzer (Singles luge, Silver) and the US figure skating team (Bronze). Between days two and six of these Games, America took home at least one medal a day.
Norway currently leads all countries with 19 total medals (6/8/5) while Germany leads everybody in golds with nine.