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Winter Olympics Highlights

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, but sadly it has come to an end with the closing ceremony taking place on February 25th. From Ester Ledecka’s shock win in the skiing, to Nathan Chen putting together a fantastic redemption skate, its hard to keep track of it all. So we thought it would be the perfect time for a refresher of some of the big moments and highlights of the Olympics so far: Chloe Kim wins epic gold Chloe Kim put down a run that people are going to be able to tell their kids about in her first Olympic half final. The 17-year-old phenom was pretty much her only competition, it was an amazing performance and the best olympic debut she could have hoped for. Shaun White redeems himself In the nail biting snowboarding run, White took out gold over Japanese star…

Chloe Kim – The Youngest Woman Ever to Win an Olympic Snowboarding Gold Medal

U.S Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim made Olympic history in Pyeongchang last week – becoming the youngest woman ever to win an Olympic snowboarding medal. She may have forgot to finish her breakfast sandwich on the team bus on the morning of the women’s halfpipe event, even complaining about being “hangry” on Twitter right before her third run in the finals. Neverthelesss, being hangry didn’t make a difference at all. Kim won gold, and infact, had secured her gold medal before her third run. In her final sequence, Kim could’ve just gone down the middle of the halfpipe, in search of a bite to eat to suppress her ‘hangryness’, and she would’ve still won gold. Instead, she went all out and scored 98.25, beating her earlier score of 93.75 – which by the way, would’ve won gold – she pulled off the first ever back-to-back 1080s in women’s Olympic history. After…

Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins shock gold in Super-G Skiing

Until last week, 22-year-old Czech athlete, Ester Ledecka was more well known for her snowboarding talents rather than her exploits on skis. She was ranked 43rd in the World Cup Standing in Super-G, and was thought to have a better chance of gold in the snowboarding events in Pyeongchang this Olympics. But that all changed on Saturday, when she pulled off the shock of the season – beating some of the best female skiers in the world to take out the Olympic Super-G gold.  When Ledecka started her run, defending Super-G champ, Anna Veith was at the bottom of the slope, probably preparing to celebrate becoming the first woman to win back-to-back titles in the Olympic super-G. Ledecka’s run was at par with her starting position until halfway down the course but she carved up the bottom of the run to clock 1:21.11 seconds. She could hardly believe it herself…

The New Screen Recording Feature

As you all know, the team here at Sprongo love to constantly update and add new features and tools to provide you with the best possible video analysis software to help train and educate your athletes! We’ve got an exciting new Screen Recording feature for our Sprongo App Users. The new feature allows you to record your screen in real time and save the video to your homefeed, cameral roll and even share it with your friends. You can record while adjusting the speed of a certain video, making it super useful when trying to explain and point out certain aspects of a video. To use the feature, simply click on the red circle that pops up on the top left of your screen. Click on ‘Start Recording’ and you’re good to go.  Once you’re done recording, you’ll have the option of editing or deleting it. You can crop, edit,…

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Highlights

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is officially underway, with the Opening Ceremony taking place last Friday. South Korean figure skater, Yuna Kim, who won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, ignited the Olympic Cauldron to kick off the two week long event. It was one of the biggest openings for the Winter Olympic Games in history, with almost 3,000 athletes from 92 countries competing. It was a spectacular night of colourful fireworks, entertaining performances. Here are a few of our highlights: The Children of Peace The main characters of the night were five Korean children each representing one of the elements (fire, water, wood, metal and earth), which according to Korean traditional belief make up the universe. The Ceremony followed them on a journey through time, on a quest for the meaning of peace and harmony. Team USA walk out to ‘Gangnam Style’ American Luger Erin Hamlin…

Everything you need to know about the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2018

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will be kicking off on Friday 9th February. With only a couple of days to go, everyone is beyond excited – and the cold temperatures in Pyeongchang isn’t stopping anyone. The theme for the ceremony is ‘peace’ – a fitting topic seeing as North and South Korea have agreed to march under one flag in the ceremony. Its bound to be an exciting opening ceremony that you won’t want to miss! Here’s all the info you’ll need to know about the opening: Where is it being held? The opening ceremony will take place in the Peyongchang Olympic stadium, which was made specifically for the games. Its a stadium with a pentagonal design, and can seat up to 35,000. The build of the stadium cost $58 million and will be dismantled at the end of the Olympics. Adjacent to the stadium is the Olympic…

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