PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The motto of Winter Olympics 2018 was “Passion.Connected”. Soohorang, a white tiger, and Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear were the official mascots for this event.
Top Tally- Top 3 Countries-
1. Norway (Total 39, 14 Gold, 14 Silver, 11 Bronze).
2. Germany (Total 31, 14 Gold, 10 Silver, 7 Bronze).
3. Canada (Total 11, 8 Gold, 10 Silver, 29 Bronze).
- Czech Republic’s Ester Ledecka became the first woman to claim gold medals in two sports at a Winter Olympics after claiming her second one in a snowboarding event at the PyeongChang Winter Games.
- Fifteen-year-old Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova beat her teammate and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva to win gold.
- Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen became the most successful Winter Olympian in history after claiming her 14th medal. The 37-year-old, who has won seven gold, four silver and three bronze medals at Winter Olympics, overtook compatriot Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who earned 13 medals.
- Norway’s Havard Lorentzen won the men’s 500-metre speed skating by a margin of just 0.01 seconds to set a Winter Olympics record.
- Yuzuru Hanyu won Japan’s first gold medal at PyeongChang Winter Olympics and also became the first figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Winter Olympic gold medals in the men’s singles event.
- Seventeen-year-old snowboarder Redmond Gerard won the first gold medal for the United States at Winter Olympics.