Notes from the OlyMADMan – 17 February 2014 – Olympic Day #11

USA Yesterday at the Olympics

  • Andrew Weibrecht won a silver medal in the men’s Super-G, followed by Bode Miller, who won a bronze medal by tieing for third. This set the following new USA records and bests:
  • Bode Miller – 6 medals – 2nd all-time in WOG Alpine skiing – behind Kjetil André Aamodt with 8. He is tied with two women, Janica Kostelić (CRO) and Anja Pärson (SWE)
  • Miller is also 2nd all-time among men in Alpine skiing, trailing only Aamodt
  • He is #1 among USA in Alpine skiing, for both men and overall
  • Miller moves into =2nd all-time at WOG for USA Olympians with 6 medals, tieing Bonnie Blair. He is also 2nd all-time at WOG for USA male Olympians. They both trail Apolo Anton Ohno with 8.
  • Miller is now the oldest medalist in WOG Alpine skiing at 36-127 (years/days) surpassing Aamodt who was 34-170 in 2006 .
  • Weibrecht becomes 4th American male, and 12th overall, with 2 or more medals in WOG Alpine skiing.
  • This is the 6th USA Alpine skiing multi-medal podium at WOG – after 1964 men’s slalom, 1984 men’s slalom, 1984 women’s giant slalom, 2010 men’s Super-G, and 2010 women’s downhill.
  • It is the 44th USA multi-medal podium at WOG overall – we had 41 coming into Sochi and in 2014 have already had women’s snowboarding halfpipe and men’s freestyle slopestyle (a sweep).
  • Our best at previous WOG for multi-medal podiums is 7 in 2010 and 2002, with 4 in 2006, and 3 in 1932.
  • In men’s hockey, the United States defeated Slovenia 5-1, with Phil Kessel scoring a hat trick with 3 goals. Here are the records for most USA goals in a game in men’s ice hockey:

Most Goals, USA, Game, Individual, Men

8        Tony Conroy (1920, vs. Switzerland)

7        Joe McCormick (1920, vs. Switzerland)

7        Larry McCormick (1920, vs. Czechoslovakia)

6        Herb Drury (1920, vs. Switzerland)

6        Francis “Moose” Goheen (1920, vs. Switzerland)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. Sweden)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. Belgium)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. France)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. Great Britain)

6        Clarence “Taffy” Abel (1924, vs. Sweden)

6        Clarence “Taffy” Abel (1924, vs. France)

 

Since 1948

5        6 athletes in 1948

4        5 athletes in 1948

4        Bob Rompre (1952, vs. Finland)

4        Dick Douherty (1956, vs. Czechoslovakia)

4        Bill Cleary (1960, vs. Germany)

4        Rog Christian (1960, vs. Czechoslovakia)

 

Last Hat Tricks

3        John LeClair (2002, vs. Finland)

3        Pat LaFontaine (1984, vs. Austria)

3        Stephen Sertich (1976, vs. Yugoslavia)

 

USA Today at the Olympics

  • Alpine Skiing – Women’s Giant Slalom – The USA has won this event 3 times – Andi Mead-Lawrence (1952), Debbie Armstrong (1984), and Julia Mancuso (2006). Mancuso is, of course, back for another shot at this along with Mikaela Shiffrin. That is the most wins in the event, tied with Switzerland. We have 7 medals in the event, trailing only Austria’s 8 (although they have never won gold), and equal to Switzerland, who also have 7. Our 7 medals have been won by 7 different athletes. Our best finish in Vancouver was 8th by Mancuso.
  • Nordic Combined – Men’s Large Hill Individual – In this format, this event has only been held once before, in Vancouver. Prior to 2010, the two individual Nordic combined events were labelled “Individual” and “Sprint,” but this was changed in Vancouver to “Normal Hill” and “Large Hill.” Whatever the designation, we did quite well in Vancouver in this event, with Bill Demong winning gold and Johnny Spillane silver. This followed Spillane’s other individual silver on the Normal Hill in 2010. These were our first ever medals in Nordic Combined, and this was followed a few days later by a silver in the team competition.
  • Speed Skating – Men’s 10,000 metres – The USA has 3 medals in this event, with 2 gold medals. The golds came in 1932 by Irving Jaffee and 1980 by Eric Heiden. The other medal was a silver by Chad Hedrick in 2006. In Vancouver Jonathan Kuck was 8th and Ryan Bedford 12th. Our 3 USA medals are 5th in the national medal list, which is led by Norway and the Netherlands, both with 17, with the Netherlands having 6 gold, and Norway 4. Sweden has also won 5 golds.
  • Short-Track Speed Skating – Women’s Relay – The USA has no horse in this race, unfortunately, as they did not qualify for the event.

 

This Day at the Olympics

395 Olympians were born

57 Olympians died

99 Olympic events were held

 

USA Births and Death on this Day at the Olympics

Born

Date Name Sport Years
17 Feb 1880 Theodore Gross GYM 1904
17 Feb 1883 George Cooke FTB 1904
17 Feb 1883 Willard Schrader GYM 1904
17 Feb 1900 Paul Krempel GYM 1920-28
17 Feb 1903 Carl Mose ART 1928
17 Feb 1905 John Huffman FEN 1928-36
17 Feb 1906 Emmett Swanson SHO 1948-52
17 Feb 1909 Frank Spain ICH 1936
17 Feb 1910 Dallas Bixler GYM 1932
17 Feb 1910 James Crockett FTB 1936
17 Feb 1923 Polly Craus FEN 1952
17 Feb 1924 Eugene Rogers SWI 1948
17 Feb 1925 Ken Wiesner ATH 1952
17 Feb 1934 Cy Cromwell ROW 1964
17 Feb 1945 Daniel Cantillon FEN 1968
17 Feb 1947 Mattiline Render ATH 1972
17 Feb 1952 Insook Bhushan TTN 1988-92
17 Feb 1953 Aaron Herman ROW 1972
17 Feb 1955 Kent Weigle FSK 1976
17 Feb 1958 Karen Lende O'Connor EQU 1988-12
17 Feb 1959 Rowdy Gaines SWI 1984
17 Feb 1961 Debra Richardson BVO 1996
17 Feb 1963 Michael Jordan BAS 1984-92
17 Feb 1965 Libbie Hickman ATH 2000
17 Feb 1967 Joe Greene ATH 1992-96
17 Feb 1968 Celita Schutz JUD 1996-04
17 Feb 1970 Yari Allnutt FTB 1992
17 Feb 1970 Tommy Moe ASK 1992-98
17 Feb 1972 Lloy Ball VOL 1996-08
17 Feb 1983 Elliot Hovey ROW 2008-12
17 Feb 1987 Amy Rodriguez FTB 2008-12
17 Feb 1987 Megan Sweeney LUG 2010

 

Died

Date Name Sport Years
17 Feb 1927 Frank Lane ATH 1896
17 Feb 1928 Frederick Kaiser ATH 1912
17 Feb 1968 Marquard Schwarz SWI 1904-06
17 Feb 1981 Al Fitch ATH 1936
17 Feb 1991 Sid Hinds SHO 1924
17 Feb 1994 Gretchen Fraser ASK 1948
17 Feb 1994 Frederick Weber FEN/MOP 1936
17 Feb 2009 Mike Whitmarsh BVO 1996
17 Feb 2012 Frank Sanders Jr. ICH 1972

 

Previous USA Winter Olympic Medals on this Day

Medalist Sport X Event Medal Date
USA Team BOB M Four Gold 17 Feb 1928
USA Team BOB M Four Silver 17 Feb 1928
Jennison Heaton SKE M Skeleton Gold 17 Feb 1928
Jack Heaton SKE M Skeleton Silver 17 Feb 1928
Leah Poulos-Mueller SSK F 1000 m Silver 17 Feb 1980
Tommy Moe ASK M Super G Silver 17 Feb 1994
USA Team ICH F Ice Hockey Gold 17 Feb 1998
Chris Witty SSK F 1000 m Gold 17 Feb 2002
Jennifer Rodriguez SSK F 1000 m Bronze 17 Feb 2002
Lindsey Jacobellis SNB F BoarderX Silver 17 Feb 2006
Lindsey Kildow-Vonn ASK F Downhill Gold 17 Feb 2010
Julia Mancuso ASK F Downhill Silver 17 Feb 2010
Shaun White SNB M Halfpipe Gold 17 Feb 2010
Scotty Lago SNB M Halfpipe Bronze 17 Feb 2010
Shani Davis SSK M 1000 m Gold 17 Feb 2010
Chad Hedrick SSK M 1000 m Bronze 17 Feb 2010

 

Medal Standings after Day #10

Day #10 – 16 Feb 2014 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Netherlands 5 5 7 17 1
Russia 4 7 5 16 2
United States 4 4 8 16 3
Norway 5 3 6 14 4
Canada 4 6 4 14 5
Germany 7 3 2 12 6
Sweden 2 5 2 9 7
Switzerland 5 1 1 7 8
Austria 2 4 1 7 9
France 2 - 4 6 10
China 3 2 - 5 11
Japan 1 3 1 5 12
Slovenia 1 1 3 5 13
Italy - 2 3 5 14
Poland 4 - - 4 15
Belarus 3 - 1 4 16
Czech Republic 1 2 1 4 17
Korea 1 1 1 3 18
Latvia - 1 2 3 19
Great Britain 1 - 1 2 20
Finland - 2 - 2 21
Australia - 1 1 2 22
Slovakia 1 - - 1 23
Croatia - 1 - 1 24
Kazakhstan - - 1 1 =25
Ukraine - - 1 1 =25
Total (55 events) 56 54 56 166
Day #10 – 21 Feb 2010 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
United States 7 7 10 24 1
Germany 6 7 5 18 2
Norway 5 3 4 12 3
Canada 4 4 1 9 =4
Korea 4 4 1 9 =4
Austria 2 3 3 8 =6
Russia 2 3 3 8 =6
France 2 2 4 8 8
Switzerland 5 - 2 7 9
Sweden 3 1 2 6 10
China 3 1 1 5 =11
Netherlands 3 1 1 5 =11
Poland - 3 1 4 13
Italy - 1 3 4 14
Slovakia 1 1 1 3 15
Czech Republic 1 - 2 3 16
Japan - 1 2 3 17
Australia 1 1 - 2 18
Latvia - 2 - 2 19
Belarus - 1 1 2 =20
Croatia - 1 1 2 =20
Slovenia - 1 1 2 =20
Great Britain 1 - - 1 23
Estonia - 1 - 1 =24
Finland - 1 - 1 =24
Kazakhstan - 1 - 1 =24
Totals (50 events) 50 51 49 150
Day #10 – 19 Feb 2006 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 7 7 4 18 1
Norway 2 7 7 16 2
United States 7 4 2 13 3
Russia 6 2 5 13 4
Canada 2 6 5 13 5
Austria 4 5 1 10 6
Switzerland 2 2 4 8 7
Korea 3 3 1 7 8
Italy 3 - 4 7 9
China 1 2 4 7 10
Netherlands 2 2 2 6 11
Sweden 2 1 3 6 12
France 3 - 2 5 13
Finland - 2 3 5 14
Estonia 3 - - 3 15
Croatia 1 1 - 2 16
Czech Republic - 2 - 2 17
Australia 1 - - 1 18
Bulgaria - 1 - 1 =19
Great Britain - 1 - 1 =19
Slovakia - 1 - 1 =19
Latvia - - 1 1 =22
Ukraine - - 1 1 =22
Totals (49 events) 49 49 49 147
Day #10 – 17 Feb 2002 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 6 10 7 23 1
United States 4 7 7 18 2
Norway 10 3 1 14 3
Austria 2 3 8 13 4
Italy 3 2 3 8 5
Russia 3 2 2 7 6
Switzerland 3 1 2 6 7
France 2 3 1 6 8
Finland 3 1 1 5 9
Netherlands 2 2 - 4 10
Canada 2 - 2 4 11
Sweden - 1 3 4 12
China 1 - 2 3 13
Bulgaria - 1 2 3 14
Croatia 1 1 - 2 =15
Korea 1 1 - 2 =15
Estonia 1 - 1 2 17
Czech Republic - 2 - 2 18
Japan - 1 1 2 =19
Poland - 1 1 2 =19
Australia 1 - - 1 21
Totals (43 events) 45 42 44 131
Day #10 – 16 Feb 1998 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 6 6 6 18 1
Norway 5 7 4 16 2
Russia 8 4 1 13 3
Austria 2 3 6 11 4
Canada 3 4 1 8 5
Netherlands 3 3 1 7 6
Japan 3 1 3 7 7
Finland 2 3 2 7 8
United States 2 1 4 7 9
Italy 1 3 2 6 10
France 2 - 3 5 11
Switzerland 2 1 1 4 12
Czech Republic - 1 1 2 =13
Sweden - 1 1 2 =13
Bulgaria 1 - - 1 15
Denmark - 1 - 1 =16
Ukraine - 1 - 1 =16
Belgium - - 1 1 =18
Belarus - - 1 1 =18
Kazakhstan - - 1 1 =18
Totals (39 events) 40 40 39 119

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