Recap of the Winter Olympics

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Graphic by Jared Shapiro

Team USA Highlights:

  • Mirai Nagasu becomes the first female American figure skater to land the triple axel in Olympic competition.
  • Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first American team to ever win a gold in Olympic cross-country skiing.
  • John Shuster and the men’s curling team won the United States’ first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport.
  • In her final Olympics, Lindsey Vonn became the oldest woman to ever win an alpine skiing medal.
  • The women’s ice hockey team defeated Canada in a dramatic win after a thrilling shootout. Having lost the past two gold medals to Canada, this victory secured the first women’s gold in twenty years.
  • Chloe Kim emerged a star in the Olympic scene. The 17-year-old secured the gold in the snowboarding halfpipe competition, captivating viewers.
  • After putting down the run of his life, Shaun White secured his third gold medal in snowboarding, marking the 100th gold medal secured by the United States in the history of the Winter Olympics.
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