USANA Athletes Score Big in Beijing
By ALLIE HENDERSON
For the sixth consecutive Winter Olympics, USANA tuned in and cheered on its sponsored athletes as they competed for top honors and the world’s biggest sporting stage. With 146 athletes from six countries—Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States—USANA Athletes competed in a dozen disciplines and left Beijing with 21 medals—eight gold, eight silver and five bronze.
If USANA were a country, its sponsored athletes and partners would have tied for fourth for the most gold medals and fifth overall.
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Of those medals, veteran Canadian hockey star Natalie Spooner bagged her third consecutive Olympic medal and second gold while helping lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the USA while American aerialist Ashley Caldwell made her fourth consecutive Games and captured her first medal of her career—a gold—in the inaugural mixed team event.
“I have been on the hunt for gold for a long time now, and it has truly an honor to represent Team USA in my fourth Olympics,” say’s Caldwell. “I have been pushing myself as hard as I can to do new tricks, be the best in the world and inspire others to push themselves to be their best as well. Reaching my highest level and getting my body to perform at its peak would not be possible without having the high quality and sport safe vitamins and supplements from USANA. I’m so grateful and proud to be part of the USANA family!”
USANA’s longest standing partner US Speedskating ended the Games with three medals—one gold and two bronze—taking their overall medal count to 91. Erin Jackson secured gold in the women’s 500m, becoming the first Black woman to ever win Olympic gold in the sport and the first American to win the event in nearly 30 years. Long track veterans and USANA ambassadors Brittany Bowe and Joey Mantia each made their third Olympic appearances and captured bronze finishes in the women’s 1,000m and men’s team pursuit, respectively.
- US Ski and Snowboard rounded out competition with 14 podium appearances—five gold, seven silver, and two bronze.
- Korean short track star DaeHeon Hwang took home gold in the men’s 1500m and silver men’s 5000 relay, respectively.
- American freeskier Alex Ferreira took home bronze in the men’s halfpipe, his second consecutive podium appearance.
- Korean snowboarder and 2018 silver medalist Sang Ho Lee finished 5th in the men’s parallel giant slalom event.
- USA Luge’s 2018 silver medalist Chris Mazdzer finished 8th in his fourth and final Olympic run.
- Three time Olympian, Sabrina Cakmakli of Germany finished 12th in the women’s freeski halfpipe competition.
- American freeskier and 2014 silver medalist Devin Logan completed her third and final Olympic run, finishing 13th in the halfpipe event.
- American alpine skier Travis Ganong completed his second Olympics with a 12th place finish in the men’s super-G and 20th in men’s downhill events.
- Mexico’s Donovan Carrillo made his Olympic debut by becoming the first Mexican figure skater to qualify for the Winter Games in 30 years and finished 22nd overall—the highest rank in Mexico’s history.
- Italian slopestyle skier Elisa Nakab made her Olympic debut and finished 24th
- USA Nordic recorded their best finish in the Men’s Large Hill/4x5km since 2018 in 6th and the men’s ski jumping team finished with a 10th overall finish in the Men’s Team Large Hill.
- Biathlon Canada saw a historic 5th place finish in the men’s 20km Individual Biathlon and a 6th place finish in the men’s relay.
- Nordiq Canada had several record performances including a 5th place finish in the Team Sprint event and a 16th place finish in the Nordic Marathon.
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More professional and Olympic athletes trust USANA than any other nutritional supplement in the world. With a presence in 19 countries, USANA currently supports more than two dozen teams and organizations and over 160 individual athletes globally. You can find a full list of names here.
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*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated USANA product users who have received compensation and/or complimentary USANA products for their partnership with USANA.