This Year, the Winter Olympics Are All About the Women
The Winter games in Sochi have been a time of major wins and memorable milestones for female American athletes. So far, American women currently hold more medals than their male counterparts, raking in seven total nonteam medals over the past week of competition. The men, by comparison, have a total of four medals, not counting team wins for mixed-gender sports like team figure skating. In addition to winning competitions, American women have also been making history by taking part in new Olympic sports like slopestyle snowboarding, slopestyle skiing, and ski jumping, which had barred women from participating since the first Winter games in 1924. Read on to see the noteworthy American athletes who are taking over the Olympics.