The women of the 2018 Winter Games are coming home with medals!! Way to go!!!~Karla
What a golden day for Team USA! The U.S. is celebrating a gold medal in cross-country skiing – our first ever for women in the sport. The tandem of Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall posted the top time in the women's team sprint. They finished 19 one-hundredths of a second ahead of the team from Sweden. Norway took bronze. But that’s not all. Ladies are also bringing home gold in women's hockey.
Jocelyne Lamoureux [[LAM-oh-roo]] scored the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout to give the U.S. a 3-2 win over Canada in the gold medal game. Maddie Rooney made the save on Canada's final shot to clinch the win for Team USA. America had not won gold in women's hockey since the 1998 Winter Games. Team USA had lost to Canada in the gold medal game each of the last two Olympics.
Mikaela Shiffrin is bringing home some more hardware as Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment – blowing a gold that was hers for the taking. Shiffrin won the silver medal in the women's Alpine combined. As you might recall, she won gold in the giant slalom event earlier in the games, but finished off the podium after skiing off course and failing to complete the slalom portion of the event. Switzerland took home gold and bronze.
American skier David Wise is ALSO bringing home a gold medal for the second-straight time in the Olympics. Wise threw down a 97.20 in his final run to win the men's halfpipe event. It is a repeat of his gold medal performance in the same event at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. He edged his U.S. teammate and silver medalist Alex Ferreira by less than a point. Fellow Americans Aaron Blunck and Torin Yater-Wallacefinished seventh and ninth respectively. New Zealand took home the bronze.
- Where Are We In The Medal Count? Once again, Norway remains at the top of the pack in the medal standings at the Winter Games with 33. Germany’s got 24 and Canada’s collected 22. But NOW, United States has collected 21. We’ve got eight gold, seven silver and six bronze… The Netherlands has 16 medals and the France has 14. The Olympic Athletes from Russia have racked up 13 – none of those gold.
Source: NBC Olympics