Predicting the 2018 Winter Olympic Medal Winners of All 102 Events
Sports Illustrated picks their winners for all events at the Winter Olympics.
Hold on to your ski poles, the 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived. Sports Illustrated’s Brian Cazeneuve picks gold, silver and bronze medal winners for all 102 events at this years Olympics. Overall, he has Norway coming out with the most medals total: 42 (17 gold, 15 silver, 10 bronze). Up next is Germany with 35, then Canada with 30, the U.S. with 28 and France with 18. Let’s take a look at some of the event predictions.
- Gold: Beat Feuz, Switzerland
- Silver: Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway
- Bronze: Max Franz, Austria
Svindal won a medal of every color in 2010.
- Gold: Lindsey Vonn, U.S.
- Silver: Tina Weirather, Liechtenstein
- Bronze: Sofia Goggia, Italy
Liechtenstein’s nine medals have all come in Alpine skiing
- Gold: Germany (driver: Francesco Friedrich)
- Silver: Canada (driver: Justin Kripps)
- Bronze: Germany (driver: Johannes Lochner)
Kripps was born in Naalehu, Hawaii.
- Gold: Germany (driver: Johannes Lochner)
- Silver: Germany (driver: Nico Walther)
- Bronze: Germany (driver: Francesco Friedrich)
Friedrich’s brother David spent three months in a coma after a sled crash in 2005.
- Gold: Canada (driver: Kaillie Humphries)
- Silver: U.S. (driver: Elana Meyers Taylor)
- Bronze: Germany (driver: Stephanie Schneider)
Meyers Taylor’s husband, bobsledder Nic Taylor, proposed while she was on a podium.
- Gold: Sweden
- Silver: Russia
- Bronze: Canada
In six Olympics, Team Russia has yet to strike gold.
- Gold: Canada
- Silver: U.S.
- Bronze: Finland
The U.S. and Canada have met for gold in all 18 world championships.
- Gold: Nathan Chen, U.S.
- Silver: Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan
- Bronze: Shoma Uno, Japan
Sochi champion Hanyu played a Samurai lord in a 2016 film.
- Gold: Alina Zagitova, Russia
- Silver: Evgenia Medvedeva, Russia
- Bronze: Gabrielle Daleman, Canada
Zagitova, 15, beat world champ Medvedeva at the European Championships.
- Gold: Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, Germany
- Silver: Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, China
- Bronze: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Canada
Savchenko used to skate for her native Ukraine, Massot for his native France.
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