The United States is third in the medal count at the 2022 Winter Olympics, with 16 overall, and Connecticut athletes are contributing to that in a big way.
Four local Olympians have won medals so far, including the very first Olympic medal for the United States in these games and the first gold medal for the U.S. in Beijing.
Roxbury’s Lindsey Jacobellis won gold in women’s snowboard cross, securing the first gold medal for the United States in these Olympic games. Then, she won gold again in the mixed team snowboard cross.
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The 36-year-old five-time Olympian is the oldest American woman to place at any Winter Games, a moment she has been working toward for 16 years.
The 22-year-old Yale University student and 31-year-old Zach Donohue, of Madison, helped Team USA win silver during the figure skating team event.
Donohue and his ice dancing partner, Madison Hubbell, had the top score in the rhythm dance event.
Then, Donohue and Hubbell won bronze in ice dancing.
Westport’s Julia Marino, 24, won silver in women’s snowboard slopestyle, winning Team USA’s first medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
As of Monday morning, the United States has won a total of seven gold medals, six silver and three bronze.
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