2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Team U.S.A. Medal Count

Shannon Pharr, Staff Writer

The 2022 Beijing Olympics proved to be very successful with a United States medal count of 25—the same amount as the 2006 Winter Olympics when our country placed second overall. Of these twenty-five medals, the U.S. earned 8 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals. After such remarkable achievement, the United States placed fourth with Norway in the lead with 37 medals.

The following are some of the incredible athletes who brought home a medal in the order they earned it:


Westport's Julia Marino first to medal for U.S. at Beijing Olympics, wins silver in slopestyle snowboarding
Julia Marino’s stunning silver medal performance. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Connecticut's Julia Marino earns USA's first medal of 2022 Winter Olympics | WJAR
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Julia Marino of Westport, Connecticut

  • Marino received the first medal for the United States with a silver medal in Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle.
  • At first, she was a bundle of nerves, but after pulling herself together, her second run greatly surpassed her first.


Olympian Brad Wilson is Best Hype Man After Girlfriend Jaelin Kauf's Win
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Strong in Olympic moguls qualifying, Salt Lake's Jaelin Kauf gets head start at Beijing Games
Kauf’s outstanding tricks in freestyle skiing during the moguls’ event. (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)








Jaelin Kauf of Alta, Wyoming

  • Kauf claimed the second medal for the United States by winning a silver medal in Women’s Moguls.


Heavy Young Heathens sues NBC, figure skaters Alexa Knierim, Brandon Frazier over Winter Olympics song use
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Frazier, Knierim focus on Olympic skate amid ceremony appeal - The San Diego Union-Tribune
One of many of Knierim’s and Frazier’s lifts during their figure skating pairs event. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)








Team USA

  • Americans Alexa Knierim from Addison, Illinois, and Brandon Frazier from Colorado Springs, Colorado scored a 128.97, which awarded them a silver medal in the figure skating team event.


Ryan Cochran-Siegle calls super-G silver 'the best second place I will ever get in my life' - The Boston Globe
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Ryan Cochran-Siegle Wins Silver in Super-G – NBC Chicago
Ryan Cochran-Siegle’s fast finish in the Men’s Giant Slalom. NBC









Ryan Cochran-Siegle of Burlington, Vermont

  • Cochran-Siegle won an unexpected silver medal after coming within four-hundredths of a second of Austrian Matthias Mayer’s gold medal-winning time of 1:19.94 in the Men’s Super G.
  • Ryan received 2nd place 50 years after his mother, Barbara Ann Cochran, won gold at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics (winning runs in the family!).


Jessie Diggins takes silver in Olympic cross-country skiing
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Diggins’ amazing perseverance throughout the Women’s 30-kilometer Mass Start. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)








One more race for Jessie Diggins as a busy Beijing Olympics comes to a close | Star Tribune
(Kirsty Wigglesworth, Associated Press)


Jessie Diggins Wins Bronze in the Individual Sprint, Her Second Olympic Medal - The New York Times
Jessie Diggins’ intense focus in the Women’s Freestyle Sprint. (Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times)







Jessie Diggins of Afton, Minnesota

  • Diggins is considered to be the first American to win several medals in cross-country skiing.
  • In 2018, Jessie Diggins and her teammate, Kikkan Randall, claimed 1st place in the team sprint event (track cycling event).
  • In addition to working with a partner, Diggins is also the very first American woman to win an Olympic medal in an individual cross-country skiing event.
  • This year at the Winter Olympics, Jessie earned a silver medal in the Women’s 30-kilometer Mass Start as well as a bronze medal in the Women’s Freestyle Sprint.
  • After her 30-kilometer, almost 19-mile, trek, Jessie Diggins collapsed due to exhaustion and emotion. She later expressed that she doesn’t judge her performances based on a medal, but rather the hard work she puts forth to earn a medal in the first place.


Freeskier Colby Stevenson talks winning winning silver medal after near-fatal car crash
Stevenson up toward the sky during his impressive freestyle skiing. (David Ramos/Getty Images)
It's a miracle': Colby Stevenson claims silver medal in big air | ParkRecord.com
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Colby Stevenson of Park City, Utah

  • Stevenson won a silver medal in Freestyle Skiing (Big Air), which was the United States’ fifth silver and sixth medal earned.
  • However, before the Olympic Games, Colby dealt with a history of health issues, especially after being in a terrible car accident back in 2016. This ultimately indicates that winning doesn’t come so easily and that you must have the determination to recover from obstacles.


Lindsey Jacobellis felt a pressure to be the "golden girl" before winning USA's first gold medal in Beijing
Lindsey Jacobellis’ exhilarating fight to the finish line. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Wins First US Gold at Winter Olympics | PEOPLE.com
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Lindsey Jacobellis of Park City, Utah

  • Jacobellis finally seized gold in Women’s Snowboard Cross after virtually two decades.
  • Lindsey Jacobellis is also the oldest Olympic snowboarding medalist ever!


As the Winter Olympics came to an end a few weeks ago, the Winter Paralympics recently began on March 4th and will conclude next Sunday, March 13th. Honor Team U.S.A.’s inspiring Paralympians by tuning in on NBC or by streaming on Peacock for the rest of this week and next week!