Road to No. 100: A history of U.S. Winter Olympic gold medals

Shaun White made history for Team USA on Tuesday night when he become captured the 100th all-time Winter Olympic gol...

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 2:05 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2018 2:05 AM

Shaun White made history for Team USA on Tuesday night when he become captured the 100th all-time Winter Olympic gold medal for the United States, winning his third career gold medal in the men's snowboard halfpipe.

Here's a look at the United States' gold medal history at the Winter Olympics, and Team USA's road to No. 100.

Team USA's Winter Olympic Gold Medal History

Sport Medal Count (99) Events
Speed Skating 29 Men’s 500m (7), Men’s 1000m (5), Men’s 1500m (3), Men’s 5000m (3), Men’s 10000m (2), Women’s 500m (5), Women’s 1000m (3), Women’s 1500m 
Alpine Skiing 16 Men’s Slalom, Men’s Giant Slalom, Men’s Downhill (2), Men’s Super Combined (2), Women’s Slalom (4), Women’s Giant Slalom (3), Women’s Super-G (2), Women’s Downhill 
Figure Skating 15 Men’s Singles (7), Ladies’ Singles (7), Ice Dance
Snowboarding 14 Men’s Halfpipe (4), Men’s Slopestyle (2), Men’s Snowboard Cross (2), Women’s Halfpipe (4), Women’s Slopestyle (2) 
Freestyle Skiing 8 Men’s Moguls, Men’s Aerials, Men’s Halfpipe, Men’s Slopestyle, Women’s Moguls (2), Women’s Aerials, Women’s Halfpipe 
Bobsled 7 Two-man (2), Four-man (4), Women’s
Short Track 4 Men’s 500m, Men’s 1500m, Women’s 500m (2)
Hockey 3 Men’s (2), Women’s
Skeleton 3 Men’s (2), Women’s
Nordic Combined 1 Individual Large Hill

U.S. Winter Olympic Gold Medal Milestones

# Gold Athlete Games Sport Event
25th Gold Dianne Holum 1972 Sapporo Games Speed Skating Women's 1500m
50th Gold Dan Jansen 1994 Lillehammer Games Speed Skating Men's 1000m
75th Gold Seth Wescott 2006 Torino Games Snowboarding Men's Snowboard Cross
100th Gold Shaun White 2018 PyeongChang Games Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe

Notable Facts

  • The very first U.S. Winter Olympic medal was won by Charles Jewstraw in the speed skating men's 500m at the 1924 Chamonix Games
    • Jewstraw is also the first-ever Winter Olympic gold medalist from any nation -- the 500m was the first event to award medals in the first-ever Olympic Winter Games, on Jan. 26, 1924
    • His medal currently resides in the Museum of American History at The Smithsonian
  • The U.S. has won 25 gold medals on home turf:
    • 1932 Lake Placid: 6
    • 1960 Squaw Valley: 3
    • 1980 Lake Placid: 6
    • 2002 Salt Lake City: 10
  • The U.S. won 59 gold medals over its first 18 Olympic Winter Games, but hat number has skyrocketed in recent years, with 40 gold medals in its last five Winter Olympics, including 2018
  • The U.S. has won at least one gold medal in every Winter Olympics. They won exactly one gold in 1924, 1936, 1964 and 1968
  • 11 of the 99 U.S. gold medals have come in team event, with 88 in individual events
  • Speed skater Eric Heiden holds the record for both the U.S. and all countries for most gold medals won in a single games. He won five gold medals at the 1980 Lake Placid Games
  • The oldest U.S. gold medalist is Jay O'Brien, who won four-man bobsled gold at the 1932 Lake Placid Games at 48 years, 357 days old
  • The youngest U.S. gold medalist is Tara Lipinski, who won won ladies' singles figure skating gold at the 1998 Nagano Games at 15 years, 253 days old
  • Only Norway has won more Winter Olympic gold medals than the United States

Americans with multiple Winter Olympic gold medals

Athlete Sport Gold Medals
Bonnie Blair Speed Skating 5
Eric Heiden Speed Skating 5
Shaun White Snowboarding 3
William Fiske Bobsled 2
Clifford Gray Bobsled 2
Irving Jaffee Speed Skating 2
Jack Shea Speed Skating 2
Dick Button Figure Skating 2

Andrea Mead
Lawrence

Alpine Skiing 2
Cathy Turner Short Track 2
Apolo Ohno Short Track 2
Shani Davis Speed Skating 2
Ted Ligety Alpine Skiing 2
Seth Wescott Snowboarding 2
Jamie Anderson Snowboarding 2

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 296745

Reported Deaths: 6783
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto19731230
Hinds18881393
Harrison16780282
Rankin12787265
Jackson12643229
Lee9703161
Madison9484203
Jones8005147
Forrest7250138
Lauderdale6847227
Lowndes6033140
Lamar590980
Lafayette5747113
Washington5229130
Bolivar4620124
Oktibbeha442194
Panola432396
Pearl River4193132
Warren4138115
Pontotoc410771
Marshall404492
Monroe3993128
Union396474
Neshoba3822170
Lincoln3564104
Hancock350277
Leflore3389119
Sunflower319286
Tate303374
Pike301796
Scott295271
Alcorn292463
Yazoo290865
Itawamba290275
Coahoma282069
Tippah279565
Copiah279259
Simpson276680
Prentiss271158
Wayne254541
Leake253172
Marion252778
Covington249780
Grenada248578
Adams235078
George232445
Newton231252
Winston221979
Jasper213845
Tishomingo212965
Attala206870
Chickasaw201453
Holmes182770
Clay179251
Stone173029
Tallahatchie171439
Clarke169672
Calhoun158528
Smith153033
Yalobusha145536
Greene127933
Walthall124540
Noxubee123131
Montgomery122939
Perry122235
Lawrence120621
Carroll119025
Amite112235
Webster111132
Jefferson Davis102731
Tunica99523
Claiborne99129
Benton93924
Humphreys93027
Kemper90423
Quitman77414
Franklin76219
Choctaw69817
Jefferson62827
Wilkinson62427
Sharkey49117
Issaquena1676
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 498076

Reported Deaths: 10094
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson716711387
Mobile36294737
Madison32616468
Tuscaloosa24340421
Montgomery22739519
Shelby22174218
Baldwin19873289
Lee15039157
Calhoun13832293
Morgan13753254
Etowah13390325
Marshall11448211
Houston10124264
Elmore9483190
Limestone9420138
St. Clair9022227
Cullman8984182
Lauderdale8612214
DeKalb8489175
Talladega7606165
Walker6585259
Jackson6545104
Autauga632492
Blount6236127
Colbert6001121
Coffee5264103
Dale4671107
Russell406933
Franklin399878
Covington3993106
Chilton3898103
Escambia379173
Tallapoosa3622143
Clarke344053
Chambers3431111
Dallas3422142
Pike293373
Marion288695
Lawrence284985
Winston258368
Bibb246160
Geneva240370
Marengo238857
Pickens225457
Barbour213651
Hale212269
Fayette202057
Butler201466
Henry183541
Cherokee178039
Monroe166739
Randolph164840
Washington156836
Macon147745
Crenshaw146255
Clay145954
Cleburne139841
Lamar133733
Lowndes132751
Wilcox122925
Bullock117336
Conecuh107024
Perry106127
Sumter99732
Coosa90224
Greene88532
Choctaw55323
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 61°
Columbus
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 65°
Oxford
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 55°
Starkville
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 63°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather