Team USA is not on top anymore: New update on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

New update on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Feb 17 2014, 12:22pm CST | by

Team USA is not on top anymore: New update on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

On the 9th day of the Sochi Winter Olympics , Team USA had to get behind to make place for the new leader, Netherlands. It was only a few hours ago when we were delighted to inform you that Team USA has reached to the top of the medal count in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics . Though we were really happy with this, the joy wasn’t there to last for a long time. Within a short time, Team USA has fallen behind in the race as Netherlands reached to the top with 17 medals in total. With 16 medals still in the hand, Team USA is now sharing the second place with its archrival Russia.

It might sound absurd and make our last post “Team USA shares the top position in the Sochi 2014 medal ranking” a joke, but this is true. With less than 24 hours, USA has moved from the first position to the second position. It was the athletes from the Netherlands who were breathing at the neck of Team USA and Russia before. Now that they have made an amazing breakthrough, they are leading the charts with 17 medals while team USA hasn’t won any medals right after our last post. Although it might be a little bit upsetting for Americans, there are many more events in the future and definitely a chance to win back the top position.

Right at the moment, things are still the same for USA and Russia who each have got 16 medals. USA has four gold medals, four silver medals as well as 8 bronze medals. The Russian team also got the same number of medals among which they have got four gold medals, seven silver medals as well as five bronze medals. But Netherland is now leading the pack with 17 medals, including 5 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 6 bronze medals in Speed Skating. They have also got a bronze medal in the Short Track event as well. This brings their total medal count to 17 and makes them the leader in the ranking. It is apparent that they are doing something really great in the Speed Skating while others are falling behind.

However, compared to other competitors such as the USA and Russia, they are only good in one event i.e. Speed Skating. Contrary to them, USA has won medals in different events including Speed Skating, Free Style Skiing, Snowboard, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton, Luge and Figure Skating. It shows that this is a balanced team and there are many athletes who are yet to bring in glory for Team USA and the Americans.

This is why; we are taking this as a minor setback and not getting depressed with this fall back. At I4U, we are now still cheering for our athletes to do better and get back to the top. The Russian camp is not sitting and according to the day 10 medal predictions, we are sure that the medal standing will change very soon. Who knows, Team USA might come to the top position once again. So keep in touch as we update you again about the medal count on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics .  

 
 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/26" rel="author">Julia Sugawara</a>
Julia Sugawara is our resident Black Friday expert. She reports in-depth about the best deals to be found during the Black Friday sales season. Follow her reporting to get your hands on the best Black Friday deals of the year.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

With India 319 runs behind, England in firm control (Lunch report)
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) England were in firm control at lunch on day four of the third cricket Test after bowling out India for 330 runs and choosing not to apply the follow-on. The hosts then sped to 80 for two in their second outing to extend their lead over the visitors to 319 runs at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday.
 
 
Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) The following is the day four lunch scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday:
 
 
India 330 all out, England 80/2 at lunch
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) England bowled out India for 330 and then were batting on 80/2 in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday.
 
 
CWG: Gowda tops qualification in men's discus throw
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian athlete Vikas Gowda advanced to the men's discus throw final, topping qualification round 1 at the Hampden Park Stadium here Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Ukraine denies firing ballistic missiles against insurgents
Kiev, July 30 (IANS) Ukraine Wednesday dismissed Western media reports that Kiev used short-range ballistic missiles against insurgents in the east of the country. "The Ukrainian Armed Forces do not use ballistic...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Britain prepares to meet Ebola threat
London, July 30 (IANS) Authorities in Britain will soon hold an emergency meeting to discuss the "threat" posed by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, a government official said...
Read more on Business Balla
 
With India 319 runs behind, England in firm control (Lunch report)
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) England were in firm control at lunch on day four of the third cricket Test after bowling out India for 330 runs and choosing not to apply the follow-on. The hosts then sped to 80 for two in...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over cross-border attack
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday summoned Afghan envoy and lodged a strong protest over an attack launched by terrorists from across the border. Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement that between...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indian in Dubai jailed for groping woman
Dubai, July 30 (IANS) An Indian expatriate has been jailed for groping a woman at a metro station here, a media report said Wednesday. The Indian, identified only as J.K., 26, was found guilty of molesting a 40-year-...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) The following is the day four lunch scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
North Korea fires four short-range projectiles
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) North Korea fired four short-range projectiles Wednesday, media reported. Two short-range projectiles were fired around 7.30 a.m. and 7.40 a.m. from Mount Myohyang of Pyongyang province in the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi's Nepal visit to boost hydropower, infrastructure cooperation: Observers
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal next month is expected to boost cooperation in hydropower and infrastructure sectors between India and the Himalayan nation, said observers here...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India 330 all out, England 80/2 at lunch
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) England bowled out India for 330 and then were batting on 80/2 in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. Resuming the day...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
CWG: Gowda tops qualification in men's discus throw
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian athlete Vikas Gowda advanced to the men's discus throw final, topping qualification round 1 at the Hampden Park Stadium here Wednesday. The silver medallist from the Delhi Games, four...
Read more on Sport Balla