18 Sports Highlights From 2022 to Review

Hunter Atkins

August 15, 2022

Hunter Atkins Sports Highlights

Twenty-two hundred and twenty-two was a year for challenges and disruptions in the world of sport, but there are plenty of Sports Highlights from the year to look back on. Listed below are 18 sports highlights from 2022 that are worth reviewing. This year was particularly interesting in Biathlon, with more games being postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks. The Beijing Olympics was also called into question because of the outbreak of the bobsled virus. But despite the disruptions and challenges, 2021 was a memorable year for sports.

Olympic medals for Germany

In addition to the men’s and women’s hockey teams, Germany has qualified two men and three women in luge. In the doubles run, two events, Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won gold. Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken took silver. Vinzenz Geiger won the Nordic combined event. With these results, Germany is well on track to reach its highest medal total in Winter Olympics history.

Germany has competed in the Winter Olympics since 1928. Today, the country has won over 600 Olympic medals in the Summer Games and over 250 awards in the Winter Games. Its most successful events include Athletics, Swimming, Canoeing, and Winter Sports. In addition, the German Olympic Committee was recognized in 1895 and has been in existence in its current form since 2006. It includes Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee.

In the Men’s Biathlon, Germany has a good shot at earning gold. The country won a silver medal in Pyeongchang, but Norway was able to take gold in the Men’s biathlon 4 x 7.5km relay. Vetle Sjastad Christiansen rose from fourth place to claim the relay gold. He scored a perfect ten on the range for the victory. Philipp Nawrath, a former star of the Biathlon, failed to lead Germany to the finals.

Biathlon medals for France

The French are targeting Olympic gold in Biathlon in 2022, and their star athlete Quentin Fillon Maillet has already made his case. The 20km biathlete won the gold medal in the individual event and took silver in the mixed 4x6km relay. Fillon Maillet, who had been in good form heading into the 2022 Games, was the top-ranked athlete going into the event, with five wins already this season and three last month. His goal was to emulate Martin Fourcade, who won gold in the same event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Thingnes Boe, who won four gold medals for Norway in Beijing, is on the way to making history. His record-breaking performance will give France a chance to win Olympic gold again. He has four gold medals from the past two Winter Olympics. In Beijing, his time was 35:44.4. His time also set a new record, and it will be interesting to see if he can equal that record in the 2022 Games.

Boe will look to follow in his brother’s footsteps. In the men’s event, he will compete against his brother, Tarjei, and French rival Quentin Fillon Maillet. The Frenchman won the individual event last year but did not medal in it. The men’s biathlon field was 92 athletes, and four Americans competed. However, Team USA has not medalled in Biathlon in the last few Olympics.

Bobsled medals for Norway

Elana Meyers Taylor and Sylvia Hoffman won the bronze medal for the two-woman bobsled event at the Pyeongchang Games. They broke the course start record and ended their run in 1 minute, 1.13 seconds. Both were born in Norway. Meyers-Taylor will still be subject to strict close-contact protocols and is under observation. Her release from isolation was first reported on NBC’s TODAY show.

Francesco Friedrich’s four-person bobsled led to victory, earning the double-double. He is bidding to become the first driver to win two-person and four-person gold at the same Winter Games. Before the Games, he had won 14 consecutive four-person races and was runner-up at the last World Cup. He has won four of the previous five four-person competitions, which has left him in a position to win the Olympic double.

Friedrich is a 13-time world champion and the most decorated pilot in bobsledding history. He won two golds in the 2021 world championship in a big hill. In the bobsled events, Norway’s men have had a dominant presence in these games, winning seven out of 12 gold medals. Germany has also dominated the sport in the last few Olympics, winning three of the four bobsleigh events and six of the 12 medals awarded in Beijing. Great Britain, on the other hand, won gold in the women’s curling event. Rhona Martin skipped Team GB to victory in 2002.