Team USA Racks Up the Medals in PyeongChang

Maia and Alex Shibutani holding their symbolic white tigers after their bronze medal win.  (Photo: Jamie Squire - Getty Images)

Maia and Alex Shibutani holding their symbolic white tigers after their bronze medal win. (Photo: Jamie Squire - Getty Images)

Georgia Sullivan, Reporter

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Team USA has added nine more medals to the collection, bringing the total of Olympic medals for the United States to 16 and bumping the country’s place to 5th in the world. Two more gold medals were won by Mikaela Shiffrin for Alpine Skiing in Women’s Giant Slalom and the USA Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Team in Women’s Team Sprint Free. Three more silver medals were won by John-Henry Krueger in the Men’s 1,000m Short Track Speed Skating, Nicholas Goepper for Freestyle Skiing in Men’s Ski Slopestyle, and the US Women’s Bobsleigh Team consisting of Elana Taylor and Lauren Gibbs. Also, four more bronze medals were won by the US Figure Skating Ice Dance Team consisting of siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani, as well as Brita Sigourney for Freestyle Skiing in Women’s Ski Halfpipe, Lindsey Vonn for Alpine Skiing in Women’s Downhill, and the US Women’s Team for Speed Skating in Women’s Team Pursuit. Although there are still four days left in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Team USA has made their country more than proud of all of their accomplishments.