Athletes to Watch: On the Road to Sochi 2014, Week 38

Final Medal Count & Paralympic Team Selected

Sochi Medals
Sochi Medals

Well, the Olympic Games are over and here is our final count of the athletes who won medals that we featured. We ended up with 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze!

Jamie Anderson – Slopestyle Snowboarding (Week 22) – Gold Medal
Mikaela Shiffrin – Snowboarding (Week 32) – Gold Medal

Noelle Pikus-Pace – Skeleton (Week 9) – Silver Medal
Elana Meyers – Bobsled (Week 10) – Silver Medal
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureoux – Ice Hockey (Week 11) – Silver Medal
Julie Chu – Ice Hockey (Week 21) – Silver Medal
Lauryn Williams – Bobsled (Week 23) – Silver Medal

Ashley Wagner – Figure Skating Team (Week 1) – Bronze Medal
Gracie Gold – Figure Skating Team (Week 6) – Bronze Medal
Hannah Kearney – Freesyle Skiing (Week 7) – Bronze Medal
Julia Mancuso – Alpine Skiing (Week 12) – Bronze Medal
Erin Hamlin – Luge (Week 29) – Bronze Medal

Historic Performances:

Sarah Hendrickson – Ski Jumping (Week 3); First woman to participate in the inaugural ski jumping event
Susan Dunklee – Biathlon (Week 25); Finished 12th, the best ever finish by an American woman
Erin Hamlin – Luge (Week 29) – Bronze Medal, first American to win a singles luge medal

Well done, ladies!

Sochi Paralympic Games
Sochi Paralympic Games

With the Paralympic Games starting next Friday, March 7th, we’re thrilled to let you know who has been named to the US team of the athletes we’ve featured here on MFA:

Tatyana McFadden – Para-Skiing (Week 15)
Heidi Jo Duce – Para-Snowboarding (Week 24)
Amy Purdy – Para-Snowboarding (Week 30)
Alana Nichols – We didn’t feature her but we should have. She is a two-sport athlete. Basketball AND alpine skiing! She won the gold medal in wheelchair basketball in 2008 in Beijing and she’s a 4-time medalist (2 Gold, silver and bronze) at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. She is going for the gold again in Sochi!

We wish them luck! Remember to watch the Games March 7-16. We’ll keep you posted here as well!