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Here is how Connecticut athletes did at the Winter Olympics

See how the Connecticut's Olympians are faring in the 2022 Winter Olympics here

BEIJING, China — The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are officially underway and FOX61 News will be tracking how Connecticut's nine athletes are doing.

The nine Connecticut athletes that play for Team USA are Strauss Mann, Julia Marino, Mac Forehand, Olivia Giaccio, Lindsey Jacobellis, Zachary Donohue, Tucker West, and Kristen Santos. 

This article will be continuously updated as the athletes compete throughout the Winter Olympics. 

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Strauss Mann

Credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum
United States goalkeeper Strauss Mann (31) walks to the ice for a men's quarterfinal hockey game against Slovakia at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Feb. 16

Strauss Mann and Team USA Hockey's hope of medaling were cut short against Slovakia. Mann played a total of 70 minutes in the game, saving 34 shots, but a late-game equalizer from Slovakia brought the game into penalty shootouts. Team USA has been eliminated in a PK shootout two years in a row now. 

RELATED: Team USA Hockey Goaltender talks about Winter Olympics expectations

Lindsey Jacobellis

Credit: AP Photo/Frank Augstein
Lindsey Jacobellis is seen during a medal ceremony for the women's snowboard cross finals competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Feb. 8

Lindsey Jacobellis won the first gold medal for Team USA in the 2022 Winter Olympics, as she finished first in the women's snowboardcross final. 

RELATED: Did US's Lindsey Jacobellis finally earn gold in women's snowboardcross?

Feb. 12

Jacobellis won her second gold medal of the Winter Olympics in the mixed team snowboard cross event. Nick Baumgartner was her partner in the event which made its Olympic debut as an event this year. 

Kristen Santos

Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Kristen Santos, left, of the United States, races alongside Ekaterina Efremenkova of the Russian Olympic Committee, in the mixed relay during the shor

Feb. 6

Santos failed to move past the quarterfinals in the 500m short track speed skating event after being penalized for bumping into another athlete. 

Fairfield's Kristen Santos penalized during the quarterfinals and fails to advance in women's 500M short track

Feb. 8

Santos has advanced to the women's 1000m quarterfinals after finishing first in her heat. 

RELATED: Fairfield's Kristen Santos advances to the quarter-finals in the women's 1000m

Feb. 11

Santos placed fourth in the women's 1000m short track final after a collision with another skater caused her to fall out of third place.

RELATED: Fairfield's Kristen Santos falls short in the women's 1000m short track final


Santos did not medal in the women's 1500m short-track speedskating competition. She came in first place in the quarterfinals, but in the semifinals, another skater interfered with her keeping her from a top-two finish. she was placed in final group B but didn't have a chance to medal. 

Mac Forehand

Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Mac Forehand of the United States competes during the men's freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7,

Feb. 6

Forehand qualified for the Freeski Big Air Event alongside his other two American teammates. His score of 171.000 placed him eight in qualifiers.

Southport's Mac Forehand qualifies for freeski big air final

Feb 8.

Forehand came in 11th place in the Freeski Big Air Final with a score of 80.25. His teammate Colby Stevenson came away with the silver medal. 

RELATED: Southport's Mac Forehand finishes 11th in the big air final

Julia Marino

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Julia Marino of the U.S. shows her silver medal for the snowboard event during the awards ceremony at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Feb. 5

Julia Marino took silver to score the U.S. its first medal in the Beijing Winter Games. Two-time defending champion Jamie Anderson finished ninth and fellow American Hailey Langland finished 11th.  

First US Olympic medal won by Julia Marino of Westport

For round one, Marino scored 2.91 (28), and her second run 71.78 (5). Her overall best score was 71.78.

Feb. 13

Marino did not participate in the Big Air competition due to injury after taking a hard fall in practice.

RELATED: Julia Marino 'prioritizing her health' after pulling out of Olympic big air contest after fall in training

Tucker West

Credit: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
Tucker West, of the United States, prepares to start the luge men's single round 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Feb. 5

West's first run clocked in at 58.079 seconds, +1.016 behind first-place finisher Johannes Ludwig. For the second run, West finished 1:55.910, +1.409 behind Johannes Ludwig who again finished first.

Zachary Donohue

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Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, of the United States, compete during the ice dance team program in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Feb. 13

Zachary Donohue and his partner Madison Hubbell were on the podium of the ice dancing final, winning a bronze medal after a thrilling free skate dance. They scored 130.89 in the free dance and a final score of 218.02 after combining it with their rhythm dance score of 87.13.

The duo has said this is their last Olympic appearance before retiring.

Feb. 12

Madison native Zachary Donohue and his partner Madison Hubbell qualified for the final of the ice dancing competition with a thrilling performance to the music of Janet Jackson.

They scored an 87.13 – a season-best performance for the duo that topped their previous score in the team competition just a few days ago. 

RELATED: Connecticut native Zachary Donohue and partner Madison Hubbell qualify for ice dancing final after season-best performance

Feb. 4

The Madison native figure skater got off to a thrilling start with a season-best performance in rhythm dance. He and partner Madison Hubbell had a near-perfect performance to the music of Janet Jackson with a score of 86.56 in the rhythm dance portion of the team event.

Connecticut-native Zachary Donohue kicks off Olympics with thrilling start alongside Madison Hubbell

Olivia Giaccio

Feb. 6

U.S. moguls skier Jaelin Kauf won silver in the women's moguls final with a score of 80.28.

Kauf, who was the fastest skier of the day, became the first American woman to make it on the podium for freestyle skiing moguls at the Olympics since 2014.

Fellow American Olivia Giaccio also made it into the medal round but finished sixth. Americans Hannah Soar and Kai Owens finished seventh and tenth respectively.

Redding native finishes 6th in women's moguls

Feb. 3

The Redding native hit the slopes to put herself in the mix for some hardware at the mogul ski finals this weekend. The 21-year-old qualified with a score of 78.11, to put her alongside her American teammates Jaelin Kauf and Hannah Soar in the final.

Redding native Olivia Giaccio qualifies for the Olympic Women's Ski Moguls final

Daniel Dashefsky is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at ddashefsky@fox61.com.


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