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2014 Winter Olympics medal standings, day 11: U.S. still tied for the lead

Alex Deibold finished third in the men's snowboard cross event on Feb. 18 to increase team USA's medal count.
Photo by Joe Scarnici

After day 11 of the 2014 Winter Olympics, medal standings posted Feb. 18 to the Sochi Games' official website show the United States and the Netherlands tied for the top spot with 20 medals each.

Team USA added two medals on day 11, including a gold for freeskier David Wise in the men's ski halfpipe and a bronze for Alex Deibold in snowboard cross, to keep a share of the overall medal count lead they brought into the day's competition. The Netherlands continued a dominant run in long track speedskating in Sochi by sweeping the podium for the Feb. 18 men's 10,000 meter distance event. To date, the Dutch have claimed 19 of 27 medals awarded in the discipline at the 2014 Games.

Host nation Russia sits alone in third place with 19 total medals, while Norway is one medal back in the four-spot with 18 overall. A count of 17 puts Canada in fifth place, and Germany, who leads the gold medal count with eight, is sixth on the overall leader board with 15 total medals.

Three nations, including France, Austria, and Sweden, share seventh place with nine medals apiece, while eight total podium finishes puts Switzerland all alone in tenth place.

A whopping six different countries share 11th place with six medals each. Included in the ranks are Belarus, China, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Japan, and Italy. Seventeenth place belongs to Poland and Korea, who have each claimed four medals, while Australia and Latvia are tied for 19th place with three apiece.

Finally, Great Britain and Finland sit in a tie for 21st place with two medals each, while the final four nations on the leader board, Slovakia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, have earned one podium finish each through day 11.

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will continue Feb. 19 with eight more medal round events.