ROC continues to lead the medal count with 11, but only by a slim margin. The United States has seven thus far in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
ROC has remained ahead of other nations with a sizable lead, but as events progress, Winter Olympic powerhouses Norway and Austria have each caught up with 10 medals to rival the 11 Russian athletes have been awarded throughout the Games.
Additionally, Norway is now close to challenging another medal lead: the nation with the most gold medals. Sweden has led the way with four gold medals over the past few days, but Norway has recently acquired four gold medals as well. However, Sweden has only been able to gain one more bronze medal in Olympic competitions, giving them seven total medals as they remain No. 6 in total medals.
Both of these nations come behind the current leader for the most gold medals, Germany. Team Germany has emerged as a prominent Winter Olympic medal contender with eight so far in the competitions and five gold medals. Germany’s three other medals are silver, so although the country is No. 4 in the medal count, their rapid ascension proves that they could best ROC, Norway and Austria in any of the upcoming competitions.
The United States still remains in a tie for medals, but today, it’s a four-way tie rather than yesterday’s five-way tie. The United States, Italy, Sweden and Netherlands have all garnered seven medals thus far. The United States continues to build on their medal count, bringing home two medals in Feb. 9 competitions.
2022 Olympic medal count leaderboard
- ROC – 11
- Norway – 10
- Austria – 10
- Germany – 8
- Canada – 8
- Sweden – 7
- Netherlands – 7
- Italy – 7
- United States – 7
- France – 6
Complete medal standings can be viewed here.
Which Olympian has the most medals so far?
Early into the Winter Olympics, there is no singular athlete with the most Olympic medals. As of Feb. 9, there is a ten-way tie among Beijing’s multi-medalists.
Ursa Bogataj of Slovenia and Ren Ziwei of China continue to lead the way among multi-medalists because these two athletes possess two gold medals each. Bogataj earned gold in Ski Jumping in the Mixed Team and Women’s Normal Hill Individual events. Ren earned his gold medals in Short Track Speed Skating through the Men’s 1000m and Mixed Team Relay events.
There are now fifteen Team USA athletes who have tasted the sweet victory of an Olympic medal. Colby Stevenson won silver in Freestyle Skiing in the Men’s Freeski Big Air event, while Lindsey Jacobellis won Team USA’s first gold medal of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Jacobellis placed first in Snowboard during the Women’s Snowboard Cross event.
On Feb. 8, Ryan Cochran-Siegle won a silver medal in the Men’s Super G Alpine Skiing event, while Jessie Diggins won bronze in the Women’s Sprint Free Cross-Country Skiing event. The rest of Team USA athletes have won silver, with nine of them coming from the Figure Skating Team Event. Additionally, Jaelin Kauf won silver in Freestyle Skiing, and Julia Marino placed silver in Snowboarding.
As Norway, Austria and Germany have proven, there is ample time for the United States to rank among the top countries in the Olympic medal count as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics unfold.