Feb 8, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; A general view of the Olympic cauldron and flame behind the Olympic rings sculpture during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics medal standings after Day 1


Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1Russia1311933
2United States971228
3Norway1151026
4Canada1010525
5Netherlands87924
6Germany86519
8Austria48517
7France44715
9Sweden27615
10Switzerland63211
11China3429
12Czech Republic2428
13Slovenia2248
14Japan1438
15Italy0268
16South Korea3227
17Belarus5016
18Poland4116
19Finland1315
20Great Britain1124
22Latvia0224
21 Australia0213
23Ukraine1012
24Slovakia1001
25Croatia0101
26Kazakhstan0011

Following a strong Day 1 of competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Norway stands atop the medal count with four medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). In second place, Netherlands and Canada are tied with three medals each, While the United States comfortable sit in fourth.

The lone United States medal at this time was won by freestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, who was able to pull off a stunning upset to top the podium, in the men’s snowboarding slopestyle final. The 20-year-old American beat out silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada.

Team USA also got a bronze medal from women’s snowboard slopestyle competitor Hannah Kearney, who was upset by Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, who took home gold and silver in the event.

Norway’s 40-year-old biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndale brought home one of his nation’s gold medals, as the oldest man to ever win a gold medal in any Winter Games.

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  • Daniel Thaler

    Those Scandinavian countries and Canada always win, I hate them. What do you expect, That’s all there is is snow in those countries.