The United States has started to pile up the gold medals over the last few days and still holds the overall Winter Olympics 2010 medal count lead as we enter Day 9. Thanks to Lindsay Vonn, Hannah Kearney and Shaun White the U.S. has pushed their gold medal total to six and their overall total medal count to twenty. That gives them the most golds and a seven medal cushion over the closest country, Germany.
Adding onto their six gold medals the U.S. has taken six silver medals and eight bronze medals so far in Vancouver. They will have the opportunity to add onto their total on Saturday as there are six medal events on the schedule. In the Women’s Super G Alpine Skiing Lindsay Vonn and Julia Mancuso will compete for the U.S. The two were extremely successful on Wednesday when they both competed in the Alpine Women’s Downhill and Vonn won the gold and Mancuso the silver. Hopefully they will repeat the performance today.
Other medal events on Saturday include Men’s Ski Jumping, Men’s (1,000 m) and Women’s (1,500 m) Short Track Speedskating, Men’s 1,500 meter Speedskating and Men’s 30 km Cross Country skiing. It’s lined up to be a great day 9 of the Winter Olympics.
Overall Medal Count – Top 10