Day 9 of the Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada concluded with the United States maintaining its decisive lead in the 2010 overall Olympic medal count with 23 total. Short track mega star Apolo Ohno (bronze, men’s 1000m), alpine skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn (bronze, women’s Super G) and speed skater Shani Davis (men’s 1500m) each added a medal to the total haul.
In addition to maintaining a hold on the overall Olympic medal 2010 count lead, the US also still leads the gold medal count with a total of 6. Retaining second position in the gold medal count is Norway with 5, while 4 nations are tied in third place with 4 golds each: Germany, South Korea, Canada and Switzerland.
The 6 event finals that took place on day 9 added 18 more medals to the 2010 overall Olympic medal count. The total number of medals awarded at the Vancouver Games now sits at 132.
A group of skilled athletes representing 26 different nations from around the globe earned the golds, silvers and bronzes included in the current overall Olympic medal count. With 14 total medals, Germany holds second place in the overall medal count behind Team USA’s leading mark of 23. In third place is Norway with 11, and South Korea sits in fourth with 9 total. Host nation Canada is in fifth place with 8 overall.
The other nations represented in the current overall Olympic medal count are Austria, France, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Japan, Slovakia, Australia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia, Belarus, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Finland, Estonia and Croatia.
Below is a listing of the day’s Olympic medal count additions, organized by event.
2010 Olympic Medal Count: Alpine Skiing – Women’s Super G
Gold: Andrea Fischbacher, Austria
Silver: Tina Maze, Slovenia
Bronze: Lindsey Vonn, USA
2010 Olympic Medal Count: Cross Country – Men’s 30km pursuit
Gold: Marcus Hellner, Sweden
Silver: Tobias Angerer, Germany
Bronze: Johan Olsson, Sweden
2010 Olympic Medal Count: Short Track – Women’s 1500m
Gold: Zhou Yang, China
Silver: Lee Eun-Byul, South Korea
Bronze: Park Seung-Hi, South Korea
2010 Olympic Medal Count: Short Track – Men’s 1000m
Gold: Lee Jung-Su, South Korea
Silver: Lee Ho-Suk, South Korea
Bronze: Apolo Ohno, USA
2010 Olympic Medal Count: Ski Jumping – Men’s Individual Large Hill
Gold: Simon Ammann, Switzerland
Silver: Adam Malysz, Poland
Bronze: Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria
2010 Olympic Medal Count: Speed Skating – Men’s 1500m
Gold: Mark Tuitert, Netherlands
Silver: Shani Davis, USA
Bronze: Havard Bokko, Norway
Non-medal round action around the Vancouver Games included five hockey games, the qualifying round of women’s aerials, curling, and the first day of bobsled runs.
Olympic Medal Count, Vancouver 2010 Official Site
Tags:2010 Winter Olympic Medal Count & Round-Up for Day 9, USA Maintains Lead with 23 Total