The United States Olympic Committee celebrates the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances from the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Paralympic category nominees will be announced at the conclusion of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
To cast your vote for the Best of The Games honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 16.
Female Olympic Athlete of the Games, presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods:
Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding
Jamie Anderson defended her slopestyle gold medal and added a silver medal in the Olympic debut of big air. The two-time Olympian became one of only three U.S. snowboarders to earn three Olympic medals, joining Olympic veterans Kelly Clark and Shaun White. Click here to vote for Anderson.
Brittany Bowe, Long Track Speedskating
After battling back from a potentially career-ending injury, Brittany Bowe skated to four top-five finishes, including a historic bronze medal in women’s team pursuit that ended a 16-year women’s drought. Bowe also finished fourth in the 1,000-meter, fifth in the 500 and fifth in the 1,500. Click here to vote for Bowe.
Chloe Kim, Snowboarding
In her first Olympic Games, Chloe Kim nailed a 98.25-point victory lap run in halfpipe after posting a 93.75 on her first run to secure the win. She is the youngest woman from any nation to win a gold medal in snowboarding. Click here to vote for Kim.
Elana Meyers Taylor, Bobsled
Elana Meyers Taylor earned her third consecutive Olympic medal, claiming silver with teammate Lauren Gibbs. The three-time Olympian is now tied for the most decorated bobsled athlete in the United States, joining Steve Holcomb and Patrick Martin with two silver medals and one bronze. Click here to vote for Meyers Taylor.
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Mikaela Shiffrin earned her second Olympic title with her gold-medal performance in women’s giant slalom, as well as the silver medal in alpine combined. Joining Julia Mancuso and Bode Miller, she is now one of three Americans to medal in three alpine events. Click here to vote for Shiffrin.
Male Olympic Athlete of the Games:
Red Gerard, Snowboarding
At 17 years old, Red Gerard became the youngest American snowboarder to win an Olympic medal. Gerard posted an 87.16 in his third run on the course to move into the top position and claim the gold medal. In addition, he finished just off the podium (fifth) in big air’s Olympic debut. Click here to vote for Gerard.
John-Henry Krueger, Short Track Speedskating
After posting the fastest qualification time in the semifinals, Olympic rookie John-Henry Krueger earned the silver medal in the men’s 1,000-meter. His medal marked the first individual speedskating medal for Team USA since 2010. Click here to vote for Krueger.
Chris Mazdzer, Luge
Chris Mazdzer became the first American man and first non-European man to win a medal in singles luge, taking home silver. He was in fourth place after the first two runs and jumped to second position on his third run after setting a track record. Click here to vote for Mazdzer.
Shaun White, Snowboarding
With an impressive 97.75-point final run to claim gold, Shaun White became the first snowboarder to ever win three Olympic gold medals and is the first American man to win gold medals at three Olympic Winter Games. He now owns the second most gold medals among U.S. men in the Olympic Winter Games. Click here to vote for White.
David Wise, Freestyle Skiing
David Wise delivered a flawless final run to defend his Olympic title in halfpipe. The two-time Olympian landed four double corks to score 97.20, topping the leaderboard in what he calls the best run of his career. Click here to vote for Wise.
Olympic Team of the Games, presented by Dow:
Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, Cross-Country Skiing
Olympic veterans Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won the gold medal in women’s team sprint freestyle, giving Team USA its first Olympic medal in women’s cross-country skiing and first gold medal in the sport. Diggins made a remarkable push in the last leg of the race to edge Sweden by 0.19 seconds. Click here to vote for Diggins and Randall.
U.S. Olympic Men's Curling Team
After starting the tournament 2-4, the U.S. men’s curling team rallied to win four-straight games, topping three-time defending Olympic champions Canada to qualify for its first-ever gold medal match. Behind skip John Shuster (Superior, Wisconsin), Tyler George (Duluth, Minnesota), Matt Hamilton (McFarland, Wisconsin), John Landsteiner (Duluth, Minnesota) and Joe Polo (Duluth, Minnesota) went on to capture the gold medal in the final game against Sweden, marking the best finish for an American curling team. Click here to vote for the U.S. Olympic Men's Curling Team.
U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team
For the first time since 1998, Team USA defeated rival Canada for the Olympic gold medal in women’s ice hockey. The U.S. women bested the four-time Olympic champions, 3-2, in a shootout after tying the game in regulation with 6:21 to go. Click here to vote for the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team.