Team USA is on the board, at least in terms of its women.
Marino’s medal was won from women’s slopestyle in a bit of a surprise while Kauf’s silver comes via women’s moguls, giving Team USA a tie for the second-most medals won on Day 2 and a spot just outside the top 10 for the tournament.
Host China claimed its first medal with a gold in short track speed skating’s mixed relay but did not claim a medal on Day 2, one which saw Russia surge into first with three of its five medals. Norway slips into second after taking a bronze.
Some other notes from Day 2:
- Six medal events were contested on Feb. 6 – seven were scheduled but the men’s downhill was postponed to Feb. 7 at 12:00p CST due to high winds
- 12 of 109 events have been completed
- Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won the first-ever gold medal for New Zealand at a Winter Games – women’s snowboarding slopestyle – winning it in “walk-off” fashion to send Marino to silver.
Team USA is hoping to improve on its solid fourth-place finish in 2018, when its 23 medals trailed Norway (39), Germany (31), and Canada (29). The Americans also had the fourth-most gold medals in 2018 with nine, but have now not claimed a Day 1 medal at consecutive Olympics.
Team USA is chasing its medal-best standard of 34 overall with 10 golds on home turf in Salt Lake City during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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