Feb 6, 2022 - Sports

Female Olympians collect first USA medals at Beijing Games

Silver Medalist Julia Marino of Team United States poses with her medal

Silver Medalist Julia Marino of Team USA poses with her medal during the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle medal ceremony at Medal Plaza on Feb. 6. Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Team USA has collected its first medals of the Beijing Winter Olympics, garnering silver medals in women's freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

Driving the news: Julia Marino won the U.S. its first medal of the Games on Sunday morning, after finishing second in women’s snowboard slopestyle.

  • Later in the morning freestyle skier Jaelin Kauf captured the team's second medal, winning silver in the women’s moguls event.

The big picture: Marino's second finish is the first time the U.S. hasn't won the gold medal in the snowboard slopestyle event, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • But Kauf is the first American to medal in women’s moguls since 2014, per NBC Washington.
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