The first medal won at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Gold medalist Charlotte Kalla of Sweden celebrates during the Medal Ceremony. Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images
The Netherlands has the most medals after the first official day of the Games — and the United States has yet to reach the podium.
The Netherlands' early successes, propelled by their speed-skating teams:
- Gold (1): women's 3,000-meter speed-skating
- Silver (2): women's 3,000-meter speed-skating; men's 1,500-meter short track speed-skating
- Bronze (1): women's 3,000-meter speed-skating
Notable: Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai set a record for the athlete with most appearances at the Winter Olympics. He has competed at eight straight Winter Games, stretching back to 1992 in Albertville, France.