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She packed 10 races into her program and came out with four medals.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
T1United States16171346
3Russian O.C.11151137
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