They began over two weeks ago, with the first events commencing on February 7.
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The triple axel, which involves three and a half rotations, is particularly challenging because it’s the only jump with a forward (versus backward) takeoff. She’s the second-youngest person to ever win this event. The singer even congratulated Kim earlier in after she took gold in the women’s halfpipe. Even more impressive? She did so while tweeting about ice cream, breakfast sandwiches, and hanger, which was probably (read: definitely) a world first as well.
South Korea received an automatic bid into the Olympic tournament as the host country.
But this wasn’t Kim’s first history-making feat.
Jamie Anderson of the U.S. continues to add to her Olympics legacy.
Fellow Canadian India Sherret took a hard crash during the women’s ski-cross competition. She also won a team event silver medal with the OAR.
In a meeting previous year, leaders of the US Olympic Committee predicted Team USA would win 37 medals in Pyeongchang.
In Norway, children are encouraged to join local sport clubs to help with their social development but there’s strict rules which prevents anyone from keeping score – no one can be ranked first to last until they turn 13. Like last night’s primetime, the final Friday of the XXII Winter Games proved to be a ratings low at the time too. (The US now has earned 21 medals, including eight gold.) The US delegation, meanwhile, will be led by Ivanka Trump. The U.S.is now on pace to win its fewest number of medals in a single Olympics since it won 13 in the 1998 Nagano Winter Games.
Regardless of the game’s outcome, the South Korean team will earn the country’s second ever non-skating Winter Olympic medal.
I have hazy memories of playing this on my Apple II as a lad who, at the time, had probably never watched the actual Olympics. That boosted Korea’s medal total to four golds, four silvers and four bronzes, with all but one coming on the ice in speedskating.
Meyers Taylor and Gibbs finished just 0.07 seconds behind Germany’s Mariana Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz.
South Korea carried a 5-2 lead into the seventh end and pushed its advantage to four in the eighth frame.
“I could have come here and said I was satisfied with one gold medal”, Klaebo said, “but that is not how this game works”.
To be sure, the US has enjoyed its share of inspiring success stories, including a cross-country victory by Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins and the women hockey team’s shootout victory Thursday over Canada to halt a 20-year stretch without a gold medal. There’s also speed skating, which I blast through (again tapping arrow keys) and biathlon, that sort of weird sport where you cross country ski and then shoot at targets with a rifle.
Speaking of Russian Federation, the nation’s athletes finally have their first gold of PyeongChang, as 15-year-old Alina Zagitova edged teammate Evgenia Medvedeva for first place in the women’s figure skating event.
Reigning U.S. national champion finished ninth in her Olympic debut.
On TV: The closing ceremonies, produced and with Lipinski and Weir’s commentary, will air on primetime at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific on NBC.