PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018- Important Highlights

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).
Important Highlights-
  1. 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.
  2. Fifteen-year-old Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova beat her teammate and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva to win gold.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. Seventeen-year-old snowboarder Redmond Gerard won the first gold medal for the United States at Winter Olympics.


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