Outdoors & Sports
A Look Back At Sweden’s Olympic MedalsFebruary 28, 2018
Four years ago, Sweden captured two gold medals and 15 overall at the Winter Olympics. This time around, Sweden finished with 14 medals, but half of them were gold.
Here’s a look back at Sweden’s successes at the Pyeongchang Games.
The Golds (7)
Women’s Curling – Anna Hasselborg, the skip of the Swedish women’s curling team, told us before the Olympics that she and her team wanted to “have tons of fun” and “enjoy every bit” of the Olympics. They did that…and more. Hasselborg and her team – Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer, Sofia Mabergs and Jennie Waahlin – earned the gold medal by beating Great Britain in the semifinals and Korea in the final.
Cross-Country Skiing – Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games when she won the women’s 15km skiathlon. Her teammate Stina Nillson later won the women’s individual sprint.
Alpine Skiing – The slalom was good to the Swedes as Frida Hansdotter won on the women’s side, and André Myhrer won on the men’s side.
Biathlon – Hanna Öberg, ranked 58th in the World Cup standings, came out of nowhere to win Gold in the women’s 15km individual. And the Swedish men – Peppe Femling, Jesper Nelin, Sebastian Samuelsson and Fredrik Lindström – won the men’s 4×7.5km relay.
The Silvers (6)
Men’s Curling – Niklas Edin was the flagbearer for Sweden at the Opening Ceremonies. He and his teammates – Oskar Eriksson, Rasmus Wranå, Christoffer Sundgren and Henrik Leek – were nearly as gold as the parka he wore that night. The Swedes fell to the United States in the final and took home the silver.
Cross-Country Skiing – Kalla picked up three silvers to go with her gold, one in the women’s 10km individual, another with Nilsson in the women’s team sprint and yet another in the women’s 4x5km relay with Nilsson, Anna Haag and Ebba Andersson.
Biathlon – Samuelsson was a surprise medalist in the men’s 12.5km pursuit. And Öberg earned another medal when she teamed with Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson and Anna Magnusson in the women’s 4x6km relay.
The Bronze (1)
Cross-Country Skiing – Nilsson’s brilliant Olympics also included the only bronze of the Games for the Swedes – she took third in the women’s 30km mass start.