The 2018 Winter Olympics are over, but they left us with some pretty memorable moments. While there are too many events to cover all-inclusively in a single article, here are some of biggest.
Red Gerard Oversleeps
Red Gerard won America’s first gold medal for snowboarding, which is certainly notable, but what’s more impressive is that he did it after oversleeping (just like a typical 17-year-old), losing his jacket and dropping the F-bomb on T.V.
The Comeback Kid
Norway’s Simen Hegstad Krueger crashed at the opening gate of the 30 km skiathlon event. Despite a setback that would normally condemn any chance of winning, Krueger came back to take the gold in the cross-country skiing event by a whopping eight seconds.
A Finnish Coach Did A Little Knitting
Finnish snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen could often be seen on the sidelines with knitting needles in hand as his athletes competed. Talk about multi-tasking!
Shaun White Brings Home A Third Gold Medal
Shaun White is no stranger to Olympic competition, but that didn’t stop the world from being stunned with his finishing halfpipe run in Pyeongchang, which was good enough to win him his third gold medal. White earned a 94.25 score during his first run, and he was so excited that he threw his helmet into the crowd, momentarily forgetting that he’d need it for two more runs!
Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Her First Gold Medal
After high winds delayed the giant slalom event multiple times, American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin managed to win her first gold medal of the Games.
German Figure Skaters Earn Highest Score Ever In Pairs Free Skate
Figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, of Germany, managed to set a new Olympic record on February 14th when they earned the highest score ever recorded for pairs free skate—159.31 points!
Austrian Snowboarder Breaks His Neck And Still Finishes The Race
Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer took a nasty fall during the quarterfinal race in snowboard cross competition. It was so bad that he’d unknowingly fractured his fifth vertebrae in his neck. Despite his injuries, Schairer got back up and finished the race.