The Beijing Winter Games are over. Meet the three Coloradans who won medals
The Beijing Winter Games officially ended Sunday. Team USA finished with 25 medals, tied for fourth place in terms of number of gold. There were 23 Coloradans representing Team USA in the Beijing Winter Olympics, competing in various events including figure skating and the newest Olympic sport, freeski big air. Three of them won medals.
Colorado has the second most athletes named to the 2022 U.S. roster, behind only California. Olympians are asked by the Colorado Springs-based Olympic committee to self-identify by hometown, which could be different from their birthplace or where they grew up. This list is based off of those self-reported hometowns.
Coloradans on the Olympic team won three medals. This page was continually updated until the Winter Games ended on Sunday, Feb. 20. There were no medal events before Day 2 of the Olympics.
Brandon Frazier, Silver Medal, Team Figure Skating
Brandon Frazier of Colorado Springs became the first Coloradan to win a medal in the 2022 Winter Games when he and eight other Americans won second place in the team figure skating competition. He and his skating partner, Alexa Knierim from Illinois, competed in the free skate and short program portions of the competition. They secured 14 points for Team USA, contributing to its 65 point total, the highest team skating score in U.S. Olympic history.
Nicole Hensley, Silver Medal, Hockey
Lakewood-native Nicole Hensley picked up her second Olympic medal as Team USA's women's hockey team lost in the gold medal match 3-2 against Canada. The 27-year-old goaltender had previously won the gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Although Hensley didn't start in the final, she played against the Russian Olympic Committee team, maintaining a clean sheet in a 5-0 preliminary round victory.
Alex Ferreira, Bronze Medal, Freeski Halfpipe
Alex Ferreira of Aspen placed third in the men's freeski halfpipe event with a final score of 86.75. He finished behind fellow Team USA skier David Wise. It's the second consecutive Olympics Ferreira has medaled in. He previously took silver in the same event at the PyeonyChang 2018 Winter Games.
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