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 Ayumu Hirano. It could’ve gone either way, with White doing something he’d never done in a live run – linked back-to-back 1440s. It was similar to what Hirano had done, but White sustained more air, giveng him the upperhand. The win comes after White failed to make the podium in Sochi, an utter disappointment after winning gold in Turin and Vancouver.

Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in Giant Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics hasn’t gone as expected, but weather hasn’t;t completely hindered the skiing star. Shiffrin came into these fames initially looking for five gold medals, but has had to pull out of two events. But she will leave with at least one gold to her name – taking out the giant slalom with an amazing second run that secured her lead. With performances like that the 22-year-old is already building the reputation of being a legendary skier.

Ester Ledecka wins gold in super-G on Shiffrin’s skis

This is by far the biggest shock of the olympics so far. Ester Ledecka, Czech snowboarder, yes you heard that correctly, snowboarder – took gold by 0.01 seconds after NBC had already declared Anna Veith the winner and cut away from the race. And to top it all off, she did it on Mikaela Shiffrin’s skis. Ledecka’s reaction when finding out she had won is pure gold.

Adam Rippon made amazing Olympics debut

Adam Rippon, 28, brought down the house with his Olympics debut performance during the team event. NBC Olympics commentator and former skater Johnny Weir put it perfectly, “He was absolutely spellbinding today.. he had me quaking with emotion”. And amazing start to his Olympic skating career.

Norway’s Simen Hegstad pulls off insane comeback

Krueger pulled off what could easily be one of the biggest comebacks of the Pyeongchang Games so far. After the cross-country skier was ensnared in a crash at the opening gater, he went on to win the 30km skiathlon by a whole eight seconds.

Its been awesome to see such amazing performances from the Olympic athletes this year,  we’re sad that its almost at an end!

To see all medal standings and results, head to the Pyeongchang 2018 website.

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