Beijing – Slovenian athletes won seven medals at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, which puts the country second only to Norway in medals per capita. Overall, Slovenia ranks 15th among all countries on the Olympic medal table.
Team Slovenia won two golds, three silvers and two bronze medals, four of which in ski jumping, two in snowboarding and one in alpine skiing.
Ski jumper Urša Bogataj took gold and Nika Križnar bronze in the women’s individual event and they grabbed another gold in the mixed team event along with Peter Prevc and Timi Zajc, who went on to secure silver in the men’s team event along with Lovro Kos and Cene Prevc.
Snowboarder Tim Mastnak won silver and his female counterpart Gloria Kotnik won bronze and alpine skier Žan Kranjec won silver in the giant slalom.
Slovenia thus secured a medal per each 296,991 residents.
Norway ranks on top of medal-per-capita ranking with 37 medals, or one per 146,520 residents. Team Norway won 16 golds, eight silvers and 13 bronzes.
Austria is ranked third at one medal per 500,355 residents. Its athletes took home 18 medals.
A total of 2,871 athletes from 91 countries took part in the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, which closed today.