Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics: Norway Leads Final Medal Count With 39, Team USA Finishes Fourth
Norway emerged the winner of the 2018 Winter Olympics after taking 39 medals in Pyeongchang, and set a record while doing it.
2018 Winter Olympics final medal count
The Scandinavian country surpassed the record 37 medals USA racked up in Vancouver in 2010. Norway’s Marit Bjorgen became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time after winning her fifth medal of the Games in the final event, the women’s cross-country skiing mass start.
Norway also won the most gold medals (14) at the Games in South Korea.
The Americans finished fourth with 23 medals, 9 of them gold for a weaker finish compared to previous Olympics. The U.S. Men’s curling team and the women’s hockey team were among the big winners in the final days of the Olympics. Germany was second with 31 medals, (14 gold) and Canada finished third with 29 (11 gold).
The Netherlands were fifth with 20 medals (8 gold), South Korea finished sixth with 17 (5 gold), and the Olympic Athletes from Russia were seventh with seventh with 17 (2 gold). Switzerland (15), France (15) and Sweden (14) rounded out the top ten nations.
Norway have now finished top of the medal table at eight Winter Games, but this is the first time since 2002. This year, they did it with a team of 109 athletes — 133 fewer than USA sent to Pyeongchang and 45 fewer than Germany.
Germany and Norway’s 14 golds match the record set by Canada in Vancouver in 2010.
See the total final medal count here: