TeamNL has claimed seventeen medals in China in the past two weeks: eight gold, five silver and four bronze. In Sochi, the Dutch sports team experienced the most successful Winter Games ever in eight years with 24 medals (eight gold, seven silver and nine sources). Four years ago, the counter in Pyeongchang earned twenty medals: eight gold, six silver, and six bronze.
Norway, as with the previous Winter Games, is the most successful. The country set a record with sixteen gold medals. The Norwegians also won eight silvers and thirteen bronzes. Germany took second place. This was also the case in South Korea in 2018. The German team leaves the Chinese capital with twelve gold, ten silver and five bronze medals.
Surprisingly third China
China was surprised to take third place in the final standings, just above the United States. The host nation ended up with fifteen plates, nine of which were gold. Just like TeamNL, the United States and Sweden have won eight Olympic titles, however they are higher in the final standings due to more silver and/or bronze medals.
The Russian sports team achieved the most number of slides after Norway, 32. But it fell behind, for example, the Netherlands due to the lack of gold medals.
Italy, which will host the Winter Games in four years, took thirteenth place (twice gold, seven silver and eight bronze). Canada, which still ranks third in the final standings four years ago, is now disappointed with 11th place.
Winter Games record: 23 countries win gold
This edition also set a record. In the past two weeks, 23 countries managed to win a gold medal in China. On the final day of the Games, British women’s curling still awarded their team the gold medal, bringing the counter to 23 different countries.
At the Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang Games 2018, there were always 22 countries that won at least one gold medal. In 2010 in Vancouver, nineteen countries distributed gold medals. The number of sports and disciplines at the Winter Games has increased exponentially since then. In Beijing, there were 109 medals.
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