Going for Back-to-Back Gold

February 15, 2022 Going for Back-to-Back Gold

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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Advances to Gold Medal Game

The United States women’s hockey team took the gold medal back in 2018, and they had to beat Finland in the semifinals to get there. Monday’s semifinal featured a meeting with the Finns once again, and the same result. The Americans won (4-1) thanks to goals from Hilary Knight, Abby Roque, Cayla Barnes and Hayley Scamurra. The USA will face rival Canada in the gold medal game on Wednesday (11:10 pm ET). The Canadians beat the U.S. 4-2 in the preliminary round, but now the gold is on the line.

 

Watch: USA Women’s Hockey Beats Finland (4-1) to Reach Gold Medal Game

 

USA Medal MomentsOn Day 9 and 10 of the Winter Olympics, three Americans stole the show with gold and silver medals. Erin Jackson became the first black woman to win gold in speedskating before Kaillie Humphries (gold) and Elana Meyers Taylor (silver) went 1-2 in the inaugural monobob competition.

 

Medal Count 🏅

Norway (21)

ROC (18)

United States (16)

Austria (16)

Germany (15)

Canada (15)

Full Medal Count

 

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