Colorado Gold, Silver, and Bronze
Over one third of the Olympic medals where earned by Colorado athletes
The 2018 Winter Olympics are history. These games may have not been the best performance for Team USA but for the Colorado participants they were amazing!
Team Colorado earned 9 medals. They accounted for 39% of all the medals earned at the games. Their accomplishments should make all Coloradans proud.
Mikaela Shiffrin- Her performance at the game was remarkable. The 22 year-old skier from Vail won the gold in the Giant Slalom. She also claimed silver in the Alpine Combined.
Red Gerard- The teenager from Silverthorne was the first Team USA member to win a gold medal after his breathtaking final run in the Snowboard Slopestyle competition. The 17-year-old had the city change it's name after him and won the hearts of Americans across the country.
Nicole Hensley- The woman's hockey team gold medal victory over Canada was the biggest story of the games. The Lakewood native's shut out goal-tending performance against Russia early in the tournament was key for the teams run for the gold.
Alex Ferreira- Losing the gold to fellow Team USA team member David Wiseto was a tough pill to swallow. However, Alex's performance was noting short of spectacular in the half-pipe and earned the Aspen skier the silver medal.
Lauren Gibbs- A friend tells the Denver fellow gym member she'd be good at bobsled. Four years later she earned a silver medal in the two-person bobsled competition. Amazing!
Kyle Mack- The second medal winner from Silverthorne scored the silver in the Big Air snowboarding competition. Kyle landed what's called a "bloody Dracula grab" to win the medal.
Arielle Gold- What a story. After nearly giving up on snowboarding after his injury at the Sochi games 4 years ago, the 21-year-old comes back to win the bronze in the halfpipe.
Lindsey Vonn- So close to winning the gold in the Super-G, had to settle for the bronze. Still an amazing accomplishment for the 33 year-old Vail downhill skier. In a team filled with teenagers and 20 somethings, Vonn proved the "older" athletes can still bring home the hardware.
Credit: The Denver Post