John Shuster’s last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range.
On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.
Lindsey Vonn has said repeatedly that these would be the last Winter Games of her career. Her U.S. teammate – and heir apparent – Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn really means it. Vonn is 33. Shiffrin is 22. Each has won three Olympic medals.
The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men’s hockey team won’t even get the chance after losing to Germany.
The Russians expected to play for the Olympic men’s hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years. Their opponent is quite the surprise: Germany.
Shani Davis let his skating do his talking in his last event at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The four-time Olympic medalist finished seventh in the 1,000 meters, waved to the fans inside Gangneung Oval and disappeared below the ice.
And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic gold medals on the rear inside neckline, it will have another year to overlook: 2018.
The United States’ women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics’ most thrilling moments in recent memory.
Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air snowboarding. Gasser is the reigning world champion. She stomped the last of her three jumps with a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning three times. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott grabbed the bronze to give New Zealand its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years.
American cross-country skier Jessica Diggins’ strategy couldn’t have worked better. The result was a historic gold medal for the United States in women’s cross-country skiing and a celebration that lasted well into the night. The American team of Diggins and Kikkan Randall set out to win the country’s first Olympic medal of any kind in the sport since 1976 but thoughts quickly turned to gold on the final lap.
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