U.S medal count rising, thanks in part to Alpine Team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 19, 2010 5:36 pm

The United States began the day with a sizable lead in the medal count, with 18 total medals and Germany in second with 11 total medals.  Well, thanks to the performances of Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht in the super-G this morning, the number of American medals continues to rise.  Miller took home the silver and Weibrecht took home the bronze, as they became the first American men to get medals in the same Alpine event since Phil and Steve Mahre won gold and silver in the slalom at the 1984 Games in Sarajevo.  In fact, the six Alpine medals that the U.S. team has so far through four races is a new record.  As it stands right now, the U.S. is in the lead with 20 total medals, Germany is in second with 11, and Norway is in third with 10.