Disappointing 13th-place finish in the medals table for Olympic Athletes from Russia is nation’s lowest since end of the Soviet Union
The two gold medals won by Olympic Athletes from Russia in Pyeongchang represents the worst ever top-line performance by a Russian team at a Winter Olympics. Their position of 13th in the medal table is the lowest achieved by a team of Russian athletes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
However, the overall OAR medal count of 17 exceeded that earned by Russia in recent years in Vancouver in 2010 and in Salt Lake City in 2002. It is also a larger total than the Soviet Union made on three occasions. But that is in part because of the expansion of the number of medals available in the games. The Soviet Union never finished lower than second in a Winter Olympics medal table.