Team USA is on the board, at least in terms of its women.
Snowboarder Julia Marino and freestyle skier Jaelin Kauf delivered silver medals on Day 2 after the Americans were blanked on Day 1 of the Olympics.
Marino's medal was won from women's slopestyle in a bit of a surprise while Kauf's silver came via women's moguls, putting Team USA in a tie for the second-most medals won on Day 2 and just outside the top 10 for the tournament.
Host China claimed its first medal with a gold in short track speed skating's mixed relay but did not claim a medal on Day 2, one which saw ROC surge into first with three of its five medals. Norway slips to second after taking a bronze.
Some other notes from Day 2:
- Six medal events were contested on Sunday – seven were scheduled but the men’s downhill was postponed to Monday at 1:00p ET due to high winds
- 12 of 109 events have been completed
- Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won the first-ever gold medal for New Zealand at a Winter Games (women’s snowboarding slopestyle) winning it in walk-off fashion to send Marino to silver.
Team USA is hoping to improve on its solid fourth-place finish in 2018, when its 23 medals trailed Norway (39), Germany (31), and Canada (29). The Americans also had the fourth-most gold medals in 2018 with nine, but have now not claimed a Day 1 medal at consecutive Olympics.
Team USA is chasing its medal-best standard of 34 overall with 10 golds on home turf in Salt Lake City during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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