Rank 'Em: American Olympic Stars

Created: March 1, 2010, 7:11 AM

Did Lindsey Vonn's downhill gold make her the No. 1 Olympic star?

How do you rank some of the most noteworthy American performances in the Winter Olympics?

With the Olympic flame extinguished in Vancouver, the United States can celebrate its most successful medal haul of all time in the Winter Olympics. In fact, the 37 medals won by American athletes were more than any nation in the history of the Winter Olympics.

From expected stars like Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White living up to golden expectations to surprising success by Team USA in men's hockey and Nordic combined, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the red, white and blue. But which American standouts do you think had the best performances? Rank the candidates below.


 
 
  • Pictured: Shani Davis, won gold in men's 1,000-meter speedskating and silver in men's 1,500-meter speedskating.
  • Pictured: Evan Lysacek, won gold in men's figure skating
  • Pictured: Julia Mancuso, won two silver medals in women's downhill and women's super combined.
  • Pictured: Bode Miller, won gold in men's combined, silver in men's super-G and bronze in men's downhill
  • Pictured: Apolo Anton Ohno, won two bronze medals and one silver medal (eight career medals, most all time for American in Winter Olympics).
  • Pictured: Lindsey Vonn, won gold in women's downhill and bronze in women's super-G
  • Pictured: Shaun White, won gold medal in men's snowboard halfpipe.
  • Pictured: Team USA goaltender Ryan Miller, won silver after 3-2 overtime loss against Canada.
  • Pictured: Pilot Steve Holcomb of USA-1, won gold in men's four-man bobsled (first gold in 62 years in four-man event).
  • Pictured: Johnny Spillane, won individual silvers in men's large hill and normal hill and team silver in men's large hill (first United States medals in event).