mikaela shiffrin of the united states poses for a portrait with her picture

Heavy Medal Stars: Portraits of Team USA's Best Performers

Team USA Olympians show off their well-earned Pyeongchang 2018 hardware.

For the past four years, there was one ultimate goal for every aspiring Olympic athlete: to stand on the podium in Pyeongchang with a medal hanging around their necks. In total, 777 medals were up for grabs at this year’s games. In the end, Team USA Olympians earned 23 total medals in 2018, including nine golds. The beaming smiles of the medal winners tell you all you need to know about how good it feels to have brought one home.

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesChloe KimGold, Snowboard Halfpipe

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesShaun WhiteGold, Snowboard Halfpipe

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesWomen's Hockey TeamGold, Ice Hockey

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesRed GerardGold, Snowboard Slopestyle

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesJamie AndersonGold, Snowboard Slopestyle and Silver, Snowboard Big Air

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesLindsey VonnBronze, Alpine Downhill

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesLauren Gibbs and Elana Meyers TaylorSilver, Two-woman Bobsled

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesChris MazdzerSilver, Luge

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesHeather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Mangenello and Carlijn Schoutens (from left)Bronze, Speed Skating Team Pursuit

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesAlex Shibutani and Maia ShibutaniBronze, Ice Dancing and Figure Skating Team Event

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesAlex FerreiraSilver, Freestyle Skiiing Halfpipe

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesArielle GoldBronze, Snowboard Halfpipe

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesMikaela Shiffrin— Gold, Giant Slalom; Silver, Alpine Combined

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesNathan ChenBronze, Figure Skating Team Event

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesAdam RipponBronze, Figure Skating Team Event

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesDavid WiseGold, Freestyle Ski Halfpipe

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesNick GoepperSilver, Freestyle Ski Slopestyle

The Today Show Gallery of OlympiansMarianna Massey/Getty ImagesAlexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris KnierimBronze, Figure Skating Team Event