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Winter Olympics Update

The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently in full swing in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The best athletes in their respective sports are given the ability to compete on the world’s biggest stage, and it has certainly not disappointed thus far.

Medal Tracker:

Top Ten Countries:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Norway 3 5 3 11
Germany 6 2 2 10
Netherlands 4 4 2 10
Canada 3 4 3 10
USA 4 1 2 7
France 2 1 2 5
Japan 0 3 2 5
OAR (Russia) 0 1 4 5
Sweden 2 1 0 3
Austria 2 0 1 3

Best Performance:

The most memorable performance of Tuesday was Shaun White’s redemption on the men’s halfpipe in snowboarding. In this event, he won gold at the 2006 Olympics in Torino and the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, but fell short in 2014 in Sochi by placing 4th in the event. White was in second place behind Ayumu Hirano of Japan heading into his final run. He nailed back-to-back 1440s to take the top spot and win gold.

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After clinching the victory, White had plenty to say regarding his performance.

“I didn’t even link the combination, the 14 to 14, until I got here, today, this morning. So, honestly, I’m just so happy with my performance. I’m proud of the other riders for pushing me this whole time.”

“I knew I did a great ride and I was proud of that and I could walk away with my head high, but when they announced my score and I’d won, it crippled me.”

White is now the first snowboarder ever to earn three gold medals at the Olympics.

What to Look Forward To?

The final action is at 7:30 a.m. (ET), with run two of the open double luge. Action picks back up with curling at 7:05 p.m. (ET), and continues all throughout the night with alpine skiing, figure skating, skeleton, snowboarding, ice hockey, nordic combined, and speedskating.

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