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2022-02-20 04:12:12

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are drawing to a close. Team China won nine gold medals, its highest Winter Games medal count ever.

Eileen Gu of team China makes a face while waiting to see her score in the women’s freeski slopestyle final run, Zhangjiakou, Feb. 15, 2022. She won a silver medal at the event. Marco Bertorello/AFP via VCG

Eileen Gu of team China makes a face while waiting to see her score in the women’s freeski slopestyle final run, Zhangjiakou, Feb. 15, 2022. She won a silver medal at the event. Marco Bertorello/AFP via VCG

China’s Qi Guangpu of Team China shows his tooth protector after winning gold in men’s freestyle skiing aerials, Zhangjiakou, Feb. 16, 2022. Sergei Bobylev/TASS via VCG

China’s Qi Guangpu of Team China shows his tooth protector after winning gold in men’s freestyle skiing aerials, Zhangjiakou, Feb. 16, 2022. Sergei Bobylev/TASS via VCG

China’s Cai Xuetong during the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 10, 2022. It’s her fourth time at the Winter Olympics, and she came fourth this year. Patrick Smith/Getty Images via VCG

China’s Cai Xuetong during the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 10, 2022. It’s her fourth time at the Winter Olympics, and she came fourth this year. Patrick Smith/Getty Images via VCG

China’s Su Yiming during his winning run at the Men’s Snowboard Big Air final in Beijing, Feb. 15, 2022. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images via VCG

China’s Su Yiming during his winning run at the Men’s Snowboard Big Air final in Beijing, Feb. 15, 2022. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images via VCG

Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen watches China’s Su Yiming receive a gold medal for Men’s Snowboard Big Air among a crowd, Beijing, Feb. 15, 2022. VCG

Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen watches China’s Su Yiming receive a gold medal for Men’s Snowboard Big Air among a crowd, Beijing, Feb. 15, 2022. VCG

France’s Lucile Lefevre competes in tiger suit at the snowboard women’s big air qualification run in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via VCG

France’s Lucile Lefevre competes in tiger suit at the snowboard women’s big air qualification run in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via VCG

Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold of Norway at the shooting range in the women’s biathlon 10km pursuit event, Zhangjiakou, Feb. 13, 2022. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS via People Visual

Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold of Norway at the shooting range in the women’s biathlon 10km pursuit event, Zhangjiakou, Feb. 13, 2022. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS via People Visual

Katie Uhlaender of Team USA takes part in the women’s skeleton training in Yanqing, Feb. 8, 2022. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via People Visual

Katie Uhlaender of Team USA takes part in the women’s skeleton training in Yanqing, Feb. 8, 2022. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via People Visual

Swiss goaltender Saskia Maurer walks to the goalpost during the women’s ice hockey semifinal between Canada and Switzerland, in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2022. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via VCG

Swiss goaltender Saskia Maurer walks to the goalpost during the women’s ice hockey semifinal between Canada and Switzerland, in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2022. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via VCG

Belarus’ Anna Derugo takes part in a practice session ahead of the freestyle skiing women’s aerials qualification in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 13, 2022. Marco Bertorello/AFP via VCG

Belarus’ Anna Derugo takes part in a practice session ahead of the freestyle skiing women’s aerials qualification in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 13, 2022. Marco Bertorello/AFP via VCG

An athlete during a biathlon practice session in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 2, 2022. An Lingjun/Sportsphoto/VCG

An athlete during a biathlon practice session in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 2, 2022. An Lingjun/Sportsphoto/VCG

An athlete takes part in a snowboarding slopestyle practice session in Zhangjiakou on Feb. 2, 2022. Marco Bertorello/AFP via VCG

An athlete takes part in a snowboarding slopestyle practice session in Zhangjiakou on Feb. 2, 2022. Marco Bertorello/AFP via VCG

Slovenia’s Peter Prevc competes in the Ski Jumping Mixed Team Trial Round, in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 7, 2022. Odd Andersen/AFP via VCG

Slovenia’s Peter Prevc competes in the Ski Jumping Mixed Team Trial Round, in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 7, 2022. Odd Andersen/AFP via VCG

Axel Jungk of Team Germany (left) celebrates after winning a silver medal in the Men’s Skeleton Heat 4 in Yanqing, Feb. 11, 2022. Adam Pretty/Getty Images via VCG

Axel Jungk of Team Germany (left) celebrates after winning a silver medal in the Men’s Skeleton Heat 4 in Yanqing, Feb. 11, 2022. Adam Pretty/Getty Images via VCG

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, members of Team USA, compete in ice dance rhythm dance in Beijing, Feb. 12, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via VCG

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, members of Team USA, compete in ice dance rhythm dance in Beijing, Feb. 12, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via VCG

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan during the Men’s Free Skating competition in Beijing, Feb. 10, 2022. The Pyeongchang and Sochi winter games champion came in fourth this time. Koji Aoki/AFLO SPORT via VCG

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan during the Men’s Free Skating competition in Beijing, Feb. 10, 2022. The Pyeongchang and Sochi winter games champion came in fourth this time. Koji Aoki/AFLO SPORT via VCG

Russia’s Kamila Valieva competes in the women’s single skating short program in Beijing, Feb. 15, 2022. Valieva is still under investigation following a positive doping test in December, and she ranked fourth in the single skating final. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via VCG

Russia’s Kamila Valieva competes in the women’s single skating short program in Beijing, Feb. 15, 2022. Valieva is still under investigation following a positive doping test in December, and she ranked fourth in the single skating final. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via VCG

Zhu Yi of Team China cries after falling several times during single skating in Beijing, Feb. 7, 2022. Ni Minzhe/Sportsphoto via VCG

Zhu Yi of Team China cries after falling several times during single skating in Beijing, Feb. 7, 2022. Ni Minzhe/Sportsphoto via VCG

China’s Jia Zongyang falls during the freestyle skiing men’s aerials final in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 16, 2022. Ben Stansall/AFP via VCG

China’s Jia Zongyang falls during the freestyle skiing men’s aerials final in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 16, 2022. Ben Stansall/AFP via VCG

Zhou Jiaying, Team China goaltender, prepares to enter the ice prior to thea game against Japan after a penalty shoot out during the Women’s Preliminary Round Group B match in Beijing, Feb. 6, 2022. Fred Lee/Getty Images via VCG

Zhou Jiaying, Team China goaltender, prepares to enter the ice prior to thea game against Japan after a penalty shoot out during the Women’s Preliminary Round Group B match in Beijing, Feb. 6, 2022. Fred Lee/Getty Images via VCG

Team China about to compete in the speedskating women’s team pursuit quarterfinals in Beijing, Feb. 12, 2022. Sue Ogrocki/VCG

Team China about to compete in the speedskating women’s team pursuit quarterfinals in Beijing, Feb. 12, 2022. Sue Ogrocki/VCG

Gold medalists Team Netherlands (center), Silver Medalists Team South Korea (left) and bronze Medalists Team China (right) take a group selfie during the Women’s 3000m Relay Final A flower ceremony in Beijing, Feb. 13, 2022. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images via VCG

Gold medalists Team Netherlands (center), Silver Medalists Team South Korea (left) and bronze Medalists Team China (right) take a group selfie during the Women’s 3000m Relay Final A flower ceremony in Beijing, Feb. 13, 2022. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images via VCG

Fan Kexin of Team China kisses the ice after the Women’s 3000m Relay Final A in Beijing, Feb. 13, 2022. She and her team members won a bronze medal. Fred Lee/Getty Images via People Visual

Fan Kexin of Team China kisses the ice after the Women’s 3000m Relay Final A in Beijing, Feb. 13, 2022. She and her team members won a bronze medal. Fred Lee/Getty Images via People Visual

Sofia Goggia of Team Italy kisses a TV camera following her run in the women’s downhill in Yanqing, Feb. 15, 2022. Alex Pantling/Getty Images via VCG

Sofia Goggia of Team Italy kisses a TV camera following her run in the women’s downhill in Yanqing, Feb. 15, 2022. Alex Pantling/Getty Images via VCG

China’s Fan Suyuan during the mixed doubles round robin session 1 game of the curling competition against Switzerland, in Beijing, Feb. 2, 2022. Sebastien Bozon/AFP via VCG

China’s Fan Suyuan during the mixed doubles round robin session 1 game of the curling competition against Switzerland, in Beijing, Feb. 2, 2022. Sebastien Bozon/AFP via VCG

Kyeong-ae Kim of Team Korea displays Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen on her nails during the Women’s Curling Round Robin Session in Beijing, Feb. 16, 2022. David Ramos/Getty Images via VCG

Kyeong-ae Kim of Team Korea displays Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen on her nails during the Women’s Curling Round Robin Session in Beijing, Feb. 16, 2022. David Ramos/Getty Images via VCG

Gold medal finisher Yulia Stupak of the Russian Olympic Committee cradles a Bing Dwen Dwen award during a ceremony after the women’s 4 x 5km relay cross-country skiing competition in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 12, 2022. Aaron Favila/VCG

Gold medal finisher Yulia Stupak of the Russian Olympic Committee cradles a Bing Dwen Dwen award during a ceremony after the women’s 4 x 5km relay cross-country skiing competition in Zhangjiakou, Feb. 12, 2022. Aaron Favila/VCG

Editor: David Cohen.