OlyMADMan Daily Notes for Friday, 21 February

USA Today at the Olympics

  • Alpine Skiing – Women’s Slalom – the USA has won this event 3 times, but it has been 42 years. The 3 gold medals were won by Gretchen Fraser in 1948, Andi Mead-Lawrence in 1952, and Barbara Cochran in 1972. We have won 2 other medals – a silver by Betsy Snite in 1960 and a bronze by Jean Saubert in 1964. The USA is tied for 1st all-time with Switzerland in terms of most gold medals in the event. The 5 medals won is 3rd behind France (8) and Austria (7), also tied with Switzerland.
  • Biathlon – Women’s Relay – this event has been contested 6 times and the USA has one top 10 finish, with an 8th in 1994.
  • Short-Track Speed Skating – Men’s 500 metres – J. R. Celski is in the quarter-finals and still alive for a medal. The USA has 2 medals in this event, with a gold by Apolo Anton Ohno in 2006, and a bronze by Rusty Smith in 2002. This puts the USA =3rd all-time in terms of medals won, trailing Canada (5) and Korea (3).
  • Short-Track Speed Skating – Men’s Relay – the United States is in the A Final and has a shot at a medal. The USA has won 3 medals in the event, with bronzes in 2006-2010 and a silver in 1994. The USA Olympic best in the event is 6:44.498 set by the US team in the Vancouver final.
  • Short-Track Speed Skating – Women’s 1,000 metres – Jessica Smith and Emily Scott are in the quarter-finals and still alive for medals. The USA has 1 medal in the event, a silver by Katherine Reutter in 2010. We have had 1 other finalist, Amy Peterson in 1998, who placed 4th.
  • Men’s Curling – the United States has been eliminated.
  • Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Skiier-Cross – this is a new event to the Olympic Program.

 

This Day at the Olympics

346 Olympians were born

69 Olympians died

87 Olympic events were held

 

USA Births and Death on this Day at the Olympics

Born

Date Name Sport Years
21 Feb 1874 Oluf Landnes GYM 1904
21 Feb 1882 Bill Tuttle SWI/WAP 1904
21 Feb 1885 Julio Kilenyi ART 1932
21 Feb 1886 Howard Smith ART 1932
21 Feb 1894 Franz Federschmidt ROW 1920
21 Feb 1896 Karl Knight CAN 1924
21 Feb 1900 James Newell ART 1932
21 Feb 1915 Basil Francis SWI 1932
21 Feb 1927 Colin Stewart ASK 1948
21 Feb 1928 Gino Pariani FTB 1948
21 Feb 1934 Thomas Orley FEN 1964
21 Feb 1956 Nancy Fiddler CCS 1988-92
21 Feb 1963 Michael Gostigian MOP 1988-96
21 Feb 1967 Leroy Burrell ATH 1992
21 Feb 1973 Les Gutches WRE 1996
21 Feb 1973 Brian Rolston ICH 1994-06
21 Feb 1976 Donald Suxho VOL 2004-12
21 Feb 1977 Tyler Jewell SNB 2006-10
21 Feb 1990 Kathleen Hersey SWI 2008-12

 

Died

Date Name Sport Years
21 Feb 1925 Raymond Havemeyer GOL 1904
21 Feb 1964 John Brennan ATH 1908
21 Feb 1965 Harry Daniels WAP 1928
21 Feb 1969 Joe de Capriles FEN 1936-52
21 Feb 1971 Clare Jacobs ATH 1908
21 Feb 1976 Temple Ashbrook SAI 1932
21 Feb 1996 Fred Kammer Jr. ICH 1936
21 Feb 1996 Don Laz ATH 1952
21 Feb 1997 Leo Sjogren ATH 1952-56

 

Previous USA Winter Olympic Medals on This Day

Medalist Sport X Event Medal Date
Dick Button FSK M Singles Gold 21 Feb 1952
Jim Grogan FSK M Singles Bronze 21 Feb 1952
Charlie Tickner FSK M Singles Bronze 21 Feb 1980
Eric Heiden SSK M 1500 m Gold 21 Feb 1980
Kristi Yamaguchi FSK F Singles Gold 21 Feb 1992
Nancy Kerrigan FSK F Singles Bronze 21 Feb 1992
Bode Miller ASK M GS Silver 21 Feb 2002
Sarah Hughes FSK F Singles Gold 21 Feb 2002
Michelle Kwan FSK F Singles Bronze 21 Feb 2002
USA Team ICH F Ice Hockey Silver 21 Feb 2002
USA Team BOB F Two Silver 21 Feb 2006
Shani Davis SSK M 1500 m Silver 21 Feb 2006
Chad Hedrick SSK M 1500 m Bronze 21 Feb 2006
Bode Miller ASK M Combined Gold 21 Feb 2010

 

Recent Medal Standings after Day #14

Day #14 – 20 Feb 2014 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
United States 8 6 11 25 1
Russia 7 9 7 23 2
Netherlands 6 7 9 22 3
Norway 10 4 7 21 4
Canada 7 9 4 20 5
Germany 8 4 4 16 6
France 4 4 7 15 7
Sweden 2 6 4 12 8
Switzerland 6 3 2 11 9
Austria 2 6 2 10 10
Czech Republic 2 4 2 8 11
Japan 1 4 3 8 12
Italy - 2 6 8 13
Slovenia 2 1 4 7 14
Belarus 5 - 1 6 15
China 3 2 1 6 16
Korea (South) 2 2 1 5 17
Poland 4 - - 4 18
Finland 1 3 0 4 19
Great Britain 1 - 2 3 20
Australia - 2 1 3 21
Latvia - 1 2 3 22
Slovakia 1 - - 1 23
Croatia - 1 - 1 24
Kazakhstan - - 1 1 =25
Ukraine - - 1 1 =25
Totals (81 events) 82 80 82 244
Day #14 – 25 Feb 2010 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
United States 8 12 12 32 1
Germany 8 11 7 26 2
Norway 7 6 6 19 3
Canada 8 6 3 17 4
Russia 3 4 6 13 5
Austria 4 3 5 12 6
Korea 6 4 1 11 7
France 2 3 5 10 8
China 4 2 3 9 9
Switzerland 6 - 2 8 10
Sweden 4 2 2 8 11
Netherlands 3 1 2 6 12
Czech Republic 2 - 3 5 13
Poland - 3 1 4 14
Japan - 2 2 4 15
Italy - 1 3 4 16
Australia 2 1 - 3 17
Belarus 1 1 1 3 =18
Slovakia 1 1 1 3 =18
Slovenia - 2 1 3 20
Finland - 1 2 3 21
Latvia - 2 - 2 22
Croatia - 1 1 2 23
Great Britain 1 - - 1 24
Estonia - 1 - 1 =25
Kazakhstan - 1 - 1 =25
Totals (70 events) 70 71 69 210
Day #14 – 23 Feb 2006 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 9 10 5 24 1
United States 7 8 5 20 2
Austria 8 6 5 19 3
Russia 8 3 8 19 4
Canada 5 8 6 19 5
Norway 2 8 8 18 6
Switzerland 5 4 4 13 7
Sweden 5 2 4 11 8
Italy 4 - 6 10 9
France 3 2 4 9 10
China 2 3 4 9 11
Korea 4 3 1 8 12
Netherlands 2 2 3 7 13
Finland - 3 3 6 14
Estonia 3 - - 3 15
Croatia 1 2 - 3 16
Australia 1 - 1 2 17
Czech Republic - 2 - 2 18
Ukraine - - 2 2 19
Japan 1 - - 1 20
Belarus - 1 - 1 =21
Bulgaria - 1 - 1 =21
Great Britain - 1 - 1 =21
Slovakia - 1 - 1 =21
Latvia - - 1 1 25
Totals (70 events) 70 70 70 210
Day #14 – 21 Feb 2002 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 10 15 8 33 1
United States 10 11 9 30 2
Norway 12 5 4 21 3
Austria 3 4 8 15 4
Russia 4 4 3 11 5
Italy 3 2 5 10 6
Canada 3 1 6 10 7
France 3 4 2 9 8
Switzerland 3 2 4 9 9
Finland 3 2 1 6 10
Sweden - 1 5 6 11
Netherlands 2 3 - 5 12
China 1 2 2 5 13
Croatia 2 1 - 3 =14
Korea 2 1 - 3 =14
Czech Republic 1 2 - 3 16
Bulgaria - 1 2 3 17
Australia 2 - - 2 18
Estonia 1 - 1 2 =19
Great Britain 1 - 1 2 =19
Japan - 1 1 2 =21
Poland - 1 1 2 =21
Belarus - - 1 1 =23
Slovenia - - 1 1 =23
Totals (64 events) 66 63 65 194
Day #14 – 20 Feb 1998 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 10 9 8 27 1
Norway 8 8 5 21 2
Russia 9 5 2 16 3
Austria 3 5 7 15 4
United States 6 3 4 13 5
Canada 4 5 4 13 6
Netherlands 5 4 2 11 7
Finland 2 4 5 11 8
Italy 2 6 2 10 9
Japan 4 1 3 8 10
France 2 1 4 7 11
Switzerland 2 1 3 6 12
China - 4 1 5 13
Korea 2 - 1 3 14
Czech Republic - 1 1 2 =15
Sweden - 1 1 2 =15
Belarus - - 2 2 =17
Kazakhstan - - 2 2 =17
Bulgaria 1 - - 1 19
Denmark - 1 - 1 =20
Ukraine - 1 - 1 =20
Australia - - 1 1 =22
Belgium - - 1 1 =22
Totals (59 events) 60 60 59 179

 

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