The 2022 Winter Olympics come to a close

Serena Erickson, Staff Writer

The international 2022 Winter Olympics, which was hosted in Beijing China, began February 4 and ended February 20. With 91 nations competing, only one could win. Norway had the most gold medals which makes their final gold medal count 15. 

Norway won 16 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze for a total of 37 medals. Germany won 12 gold, ten silver and five bronze, for a total of 27. Host China won nine gold, four silver and two bronze,” according to Cable News Network.

Chloe Kim, a female halfpipe snowboarder, was a highlight from the Olympics for being the youngest athlete ever to win a second gold medal after claiming the halfpipe title at PyeongChang in 2018.

 “I worked so hard for four years to get back here and do this again.” said Kim.

However, in the final run, Kim suffered from a major head injury causing a concussion. 

“The injury wasn’t because of the super bowl game but it happened during the third run at Beijing 2022,” according to First Sportz.

In other news, Eileen Gu, a Chinese Olympian who was born in the United States, won gold in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe finals, her second gold medal of the Beijing Games and her third overall. As the Winter Olympics came to a close, the United States men’s curling team lost in the bronze medal match to Canada, and pairs figure skating began with the short program.

Nathan Chen, of Team USA, was a six-time national champion and three-time world figure skating champion. Chen also won Olympic Gold. Chen finished with a total score of 332.60, securing the best scores in both the short and long programs.

“Win or lose, you’re going to go home and you’re going to continue the life that you had,” said Chen.