Colorado athletes finish with 9 medals at Winter Olympics, more than 77 countries

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Colorado medalists from the 2018 Winter Olympics (left to right, top row, bottom row): Alex Ferreira of Aspen: Silver in men's freestyle skiing halfpipe; Red Gerard of Silverthorne: Gold in men's snowboard slopestyle; Lauren Gibbs: Silver in two-person women's bobsled; Arielle Gold of Steamboat Springs: Bronze in women's halfpipe snowboard; Nicole Hensley of Lakewood: Gold with U.S. women's hockey team; Mirai Nagasu of Colorado Springs: Bronze in team mixed figure skating; Mikaela Shiffrin of Eagle-Vail: Gold in women's giant slalom, silver in women's alpine combined; and Lindsey Vonn of Vail: Bronze in women's downhill.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- It was drab Winter Olympics for the U.S. in South Korea -- except for the Colorado contingent.

The U.S. finished with 23 medals -- nine gold, eight silver and six bronze -- placing it fourth in the country count, behind Norway, Germany and Canada.

It's the fewest medals for Team USA at the Winter Olympics since 1998. And it could have been a lot worse without contributions from Colorado.

Colorado athletes brought home nine medals from the games.

If Colorado was its own country, it would have tied China for 14th place overall. The state won more medals than 77 countries that participated in South Korea.

  • Alex Ferreira of Aspen: Silver in men's freestyle skiing halfpipe
  • Red Gerard of Silverthorne: Gold in men's snowboard slopestyle
  • Lauren Gibbs: Silver in two-person women's bobsled
  • Arielle Gold of Steamboat Springs: Bronze in women's halfpipe snowboard
  • Nicole Hensley of Lakewood: Gold with U.S. women's hockey team
  • Mirai Nagasu of Colorado Springs: Bronze in team mixed figure skating
  • Mikaela Shiffrin of Eagle-Vail: Gold in women's giant slalom, silver in women's alpine combined
  • Lindsey Vonn of Vail: Bronze in women's downhill
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