Colorado athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympics won 4 medals

SOCHI, Russia - More than 20 athletes from Colorado competed in the Winter Olympics. Here's how they did.

-- Jeremy Abbott, Aspen, Figure Skating

Abbott took the bronze medal in the team figure skating competition.

After a serious fall, he finished 12th in the men's figure skating competition.

-- Lanny Barnes, Durango, U.S. Biathlon

Barnes competed in the women's 15km individual biathlon. She took three penalties in the shooting round and ended up in 9:42.6 behind in the cross country skiing. She finished 64th.

-- Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Freestyle Skiing

Brown took 9th in men's slopestyle.

-- Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte, Freestyle Skiing

Blunck earned 7th place in the men's ski halfpipe finals.

-- David Chodounsky, Crested Butte, Slalom Skiing

Chodounsky competed in the men's slalom, but was one of the 38 athletes that were unable to finish the course.

-- Peter Adam Crook, Crested Butte, Freestyle Skiing

While Crook is competing for British Virgin Islands, he went to school for a short time in Crested Butte. (He now lives in Utah.)

Crook had two bad runs in the ski halfpipe competition and finished 27th.

-- Lyman Currier, Boulder, Freestyle Skiing

Like Cook, Currier struggled in the ski halfpipe competition. He had two bad scores and finished 28th.

-- Alex Deibold, Boulder, Snowboarding

Alex Deibold scored a bronze medal after coming in third in his quarterfinal, semifinal and the big one, the finals of snowboard cross.

The event was pushed back a day due to heavy fog. Conditions weren't much better 24 hours later as the drizzle slowed the 750-meter track, making passing difficult and increasing the pressure on competitors to get out of the gates quickly.

"We compete in an outdoor sport, this is not something that uncommon," Deibold said. "It's one of the situations we prep ourselves for."

-- Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Bryan, and his younger brother, Taylor, competed in the first Nordic combined. Bryan jumped 105.6 meters, putting him 41st at the start of the cross country race. He finished less than two minutes behind the leaders in the cross country race to finish 26th out of the 46 competitors.

Fletcher took 22nd in the 10 km Nordic combined (large hill).

He took 6th with Team USA in the team competition.

-- Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Taylor jumped 92.9 meters, putting him in last place after the jump in the first Nordic combined. However, he moved up 12 positions during the cross country race to finish 33rd.

Fletcher came in 20th in the 10 km Nordic combined (large hill). He was the highest American finisher in the event.

He took 6th with Team USA in the team competition.

-- Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs, Snowboarding

Gold was unable to compete in the halfpipe after a crash during warm-ups.

-- Taylor Gold, Steamboat Springs, Snowboarding

Arielle's big brother, Taylor, also competed in the halfpipe. He made it to the semifinals, but came in 8th in his group. He needed to finish in the top six to move on to the finals.

-- Simi Hamilton, Aspen, Cross Country Skiing

Hamilton came in 6th in the men's free sprint quarterfinals and did not qualify for the semifinals.

He also competed on the men's 4x10 relay for Team USA. They finished 11th.

Hamilton also competed in the Men's Team Sprint Classic Final. The American team came in 6th.

-- Keri Herman, Breckenridge, Freestyle Skiing

Herman made it to the finals in slopestyle skiing. She finished 10th out of 12 competitors.

-- Noah Hoffman, Aspen, Nordic Skiing

Hoffman competed in four events at the winter games. He placed 35th out of 68 competitors in the 15 km Classic + 15 km Free.

He finished 31st out of 92 competitors in the 15 km Classic. He was the top US finisher in both events.

Hoffman joined Hamilton in the 4x10 relay where Team USA finished 11th.

Hoffman also competed in the men's 50 km mass start free event. He placed 26th and was the top American finisher in the race.

-- Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Freestyle Skiing

Kenworthy was part of an American sweep of the medals in men's ski slopestyle. Kenworthy won the silver medal.

Kenworthy is also known as one of the athletes helping save the Sochi stray dogs. Read more here.

-- Heidi Kloser, Vail, Freestyle Skiing

Kloser, a moguls skier, got knocked out of the Olympics with a knee injury during warm-ups, the day before the Opening Ceremony. ESPN reported that she tore her ACL, partially tore her MCL and fractured her femur.

Despite all that, Kloser walked with the team in the Opening Ceremony. She was on crutches.

-- Todd Lodwick, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Lodwick got a big honor at the Olympics. He was chosen to carry the flag for Team USA during the Opening Ceremony.

Lodwick jumped during the first Nordic combined, but did not participate in the cross country skiing portion due to a shoulder injury.

Lodwick also jumped in the 10 km Nordic combined (large hill), but did not compete in the cross country portion because of his injury.

He took 6th with Team USA in the team competition.

-- Justin Reiter, Steamboat Springs, Snowboarding

Reiter competed in the men's parallel giant slalom. He finished 24th in the qualifier round. Only the top 16 athletes moved to the next round.

He was disqualified in the men's parallel slalom competition.

-- Mikaela Shiffrin, Vail, Slalom Skiing

18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal.

The Vail teenager made an impressive first run. She almost missed a gate in her second run, but made an astonishing recovery midway through showing impressive balance and agility to win in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds.She finished 0.53 seconds faster than veteran Marlies Schild of Austria, one of Shiffrin's childhood favorites.

Earlier in the week, Shiffrin took fifth in her Olympic debut in the giant slalom.

-- Paul Stastny, Denver, Ice Hockey

Stastny, who plays for the Colorado Avalanche, won games with Team USA against Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. However, Team USA lost to Canada, putting them in the bronze medal game, where they lost to Finland.

-- Luke Steyn, Boulder, Slalom

Steyn is competing for Zimbabwe, but is a CU student.

Steyn came in 57th in the giant slalom, finishing about 11 seconds behind the leader in both of his runs.

Steyn also competed in the men's slalom, but was one of the 38 athletes that were unable to finish the course.

-- Torin Yater-Wallace, Basalt, Freestyle Skiing

Yater-Wallace competed in the men's ski halfpipe. After two bad runs, he finished 26th.

-- Other Colorado Avalanche players competing in the Olympics

Matt Duchene played hockey for Canada. Canada won six games and took the gold medal.

Gabe Landeskog played for Sweden at the Olympics. Sweden won five games, but lost to Canada in the gold medal game to earn silver.

Semyon Varlamov played for Russia. Russia won three games, but lost two and was knocked out of the competition.

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