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Wrap-Up Post #11
Short Track Speed Skating is one of the most chaotic of all Winter Games was there also chaos in the medal tables?

Short Track Speed Skating

Country G S B
Canada 3 3 0
South Korea 2 2 2
Italy 0 2 3
China 2 0 1
Great Britain 1 1 1
Netherlands 1 0 1
Russia 0 1 0
Hungary 0 0 1

South Korea is traditionally the powerhouse in this sport. They did tie for the most medals, with 6, but it's hard to argue that they were the most successful nation at these games, as that honor clearly goes to Canada. The Canadians had multiple athletes who won Gold medals,  aided by their success in the mixed team relay. (They also won a pair of individual events) Meanwhile, Emma Moretti was one of just a few athletes (and the only one, we think, outside of cross-country skiing) to win 4 medals in these games, though she didn't get a gold medal. Lan Cai got lots of adoration from the home Chinese crowd for winning two gold medals.

Multiple Medalists
Emma Moretti (Italy  -2 Silvers, 2 Bronzes
Cameron Martin (Canada - 2 Golds, 1 Silver
Seo-jun Woo (South Korea)- 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Gordon Hill (Canada - 3 Silvers
Laura Bruno (Italy  - 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes
Olivia Tremblay (Canada)- 2 Golds
Lan Cai (China) - 2 Golds
Yunseo Kwan (South Korea)- 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Joshua Johnson (Great Britain)- 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
Ji-ho Ji (South Korea)- 2 Bronzes

Big Events
One of the bigger surprises was South Korea's failure to medal in the mixed team event. Both the men's and women's teams won medals (though neither gold), and Yunseo Kwon and Seo-jun Woo, respectively the women's and men's #1 ranked skaters got individual gold medals. But the mixed team, which was highly favored, somehow came up short. 
Britain's Joshua Johnson came into the games ranked 25th in the world, but managed to get not one, but TWO individual medals, defying the expectations

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Wrap-Up Post #12
Skeleton: The OTHER sliding sport


Country G S B
Canada 1 1 0
Russia 0 1 1
Great Britain 1 0 0
Germany 0 0 1

Skeleton is one of the simplest and smallest sports in the games. There's a men's event and a women's event. And that's it. Many of the usual suspects in the sliding sports were present here. Canada, Russia, and Germany all won medals, as did Great Britain (which is strong in skeleton in real life, though not luge or biathlon)

Big Events
Canada was ranked #1 and #2 in the women's event, and finished that way as well (albeit in the opposite order as expected)
Siblings Alexsandr and Arina Popov of Russia both medaled
Great Britain, meanwhile, was thrilled to get a gold with Jamie Thompson

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Wrap-Up Post #13
It's skiing; it's jumping; it's ski jumping!

Ski Jumping

Country G S B
Norway 1 1 1
Austria 1 0 2
Germany 1 1 0
Russia 1 1 0
Slovenia 1 0 1
Japan 0 1 0
Italy 0 1 0
France 0 0 1

No one country was dominant in ski jumping at this year's games. There were 5 events, and 5 different countries won gold medals. Norway at least won a trio of medals (one of each), and Austria had 3 medals, but in general, this competition was fairly balanced among the top countries.

Multiple Medalists
Lucas Schneider (Germany)- 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Jonas Olsen (Norway) 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
Ema Korosec (Slovenia)- 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
Charlotte Wetl (Austria)- 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
Lukas Rudhart (Austria)- 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

Big Events
France's Arthur Morel had the jumps of his life to work his way up to a bronze medal after entering the games as the 51st ranked jumper in the world
Italy's men's team won a silver medal, which was definitely a big surprise; maybe they can repeat in 2026?
Every multiple medalist got there via the team events; there were no repeat medalists between the men's normal hill and the men's large hill competitions

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Wrap-Up Post #14
Snowboarding has become one of the marquee sports of the Olympics games throughout the did the competition go down? Let's take a look!


Country G S B
USA 2 2 4
Japan 2 3 0
Switzerland 2 1 1
Canada 2 1 1
Australia 1 1 2
Italy 2 0 1
Finland 0 1 0
Germany 0 1 0
Spain 0 1 0
Russia 0 0 1
Czech Republic 0 0 1

Snowboarding truly is a worldwide sport now. Look at the range of medal-winning countries: N. America is heavily represented, but Australia was able to get medals for the Southern Hemisphere. There are plenty of European medals, but also Asian medals heading to Japan. And, quite notably, there is even a medal going (much like real-life) to Spain.
Multiple Medalists
Madison Clark (USA)- 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Big Events
Snowboarding was another area where Italy overperformed, as Gold Medalist Gabriele Lombardi and Bronze medalist Chiara Conti, and Gold Medalist Roberta De Luca weren't expected to be anywhere NEAR the podium.
Neither was Australian Ben Torres, who entered the competition ranked 62nd in the world but won bronze.

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Wrap-Up Post #15
And finally, long track speed skating, usually a bastion of Dutch dominance at the Winter Games. (Spoilers: Yeah. Still true.)

Speed Skating

Country G S B
Netherlands 6 2 4
Japan 3 5 2
Canada 1 3 5
Germany 1 1 1
Italy 1 0 2
USA 0 1 2
South Korea 0 1 1
Norway 1 0 0
China 1 0 0
Poland 0 1 0


The Dutch won big in a number of events. No surprise there, really. The Japanese team finished solidly in 2nd, however, which wasn't a given. Canada was a hard-luck third, managing 5 separate bronze medals. Disappointed by their performance were South Korea and host China, as the Koreans won no golds and the Chinese got just 1 on home ice.
Multiple Medalists
Milan de Graaf (Netherlands)- 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Lucas de Groot (Netherlands)- 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Aoi Kato (Japan)- 2 Silvers
Abigail Chan (Canada)- 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Nathan Jackson (Canada)- 2 Bronzes
Emily Morris (Canada)- 2 Bronzes

Big Events
That home ice surely pushed Ma Feng to an unexpected Gold for China, and the fast heat brought Jakub Kaminski of Poland along for a surprising silver. The other big surprises came from Italy (yes, again!) and Norway's Melissa Nilsen.
It is a bit surprising that there were no double gold medalists in these games; Milan de Graaf of the Netherlands came closest. 

Edited by SecretAgentMan

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Wrap-Up Post: Final

And that's it. The 2022 Winter Games Sim has been drawn to a close. For those few of you still reading this far...thank you sincerely for your time, and for allowing me to share a passion project with you. It is my sincere hope that I will be able to continue making Going for Gold better and better in the future, and that I will be able to continue to run special sims for the Summer and Winter Games. If you are interested or inclined, my game is always available for an alpha mode download, and I post progress updates here on the forums.

Thanks for now, and see you next time around!

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