Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 10 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
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Love From Home
It's the first official day of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, and athletes are being showered with love and support from home.
May your Friday be lit 🔥😉 #letthegamesbegin #otc #coloradosprings pic.twitter.com/GYFhEisNHj— Sam Mikulak (@SamuelMikulak) February 9, 2018
As it is already Saturday in South Korea, Wauconda High School students wish you the best of luck today! We are with you in spirit! @KevinBickner @nbcchicago @WHSStudentCo @GOWHS_FOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/Z28TTde2uA— Ms. Stott (@WHSreads) February 9, 2018
Thank you @monicaabbott! Just trying to put the 831 on the #WorldStage like you’ve done for so many years! Reunion this spring or summer when you’re back! https://t.co/eU8UF8XWbQ— Nick Cunningham, OLY (@BOBSLEDR) February 10, 2018
Good luck to @sammichener, of #Gresham, OR performing in the #bobsled competition at the 2018 @Olympics and to all the other performers this year in the Olympic Winter Games!!!#olympics #hometownhero #winterolympics #winterolympics2018 #sammichener #voodoodoughnut pic.twitter.com/NdY8lhNKPR— Voodoo Doughnut (@VoodooDoughnut) February 9, 2018
#Curling is in the family. My little curler in the making. Cheering on @MattJamilton @heccabamilton and @usacurl from Wisconsin. Next week it’ll be @TeamShuster @TeamRothUSA18 pic.twitter.com/UDcfkOspn0— Dave Traut (@sportsgrfx) February 10, 2018
RT @FAUAthletics: All of Owl Nation is behind you @BrittanyBowe Bring home the gold!🥇🇺🇸— Brittany Bowe (@BrittanyBowe) February 10, 2018
THANK YOU FAU!!
#Oceanside native Elana Meyers Taylor is competing at the #WinterOlympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea! We're cheering you on here at home Elana, good luck! #Bobsled #GofortheGold @eamslider24— City of Oceanside (@CityofOceanside) February 9, 2018
Jessie Diggins Starts Off Strong
Jessie Diggins missed out on an Olympic medal, but finished in fifth for the highest Olympic finish ever by a U.S. women's cross-country skier. For Diggins, she hopes her performance is a sign of what's to come.
She was JUST off the podium, but @jessdiggs scored 5️⃣th—the best U.S. women’s cross country Olympic finish EVER! 🇺🇸🎉 #goteamusa pic.twitter.com/ZF5gTveur9— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 10, 2018
That's a historic 5️⃣th place finish for @jessdiggs, the highest individual woman's placement ever for the cross-country @usskiteam! 🇺🇸— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 10, 2018
➡️ https://t.co/znBmAyBvFA pic.twitter.com/eOJifOsscx
Jessie Diggins from Afton, MN placed fifth in the women's cross-country skiathlon event at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre. #Pyeongchang2018 #StribOly2018 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/rwzHUsd8gj— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) February 10, 2018
Jessie Diggins was just 4.6 seconds out of the first ever medal for women’s cross-country skiing today. “It’s so exciting because I know it’s possible,” she said. Said tricep was twitching during the race and she’ll work on hydration before the individual sprint next week.— Sara Germano (@germanotes) February 10, 2018
Red Gerard Sends It
Red Gerard might be just 17 years old, but a monster run in men's slopestyle snowboarding qualifying put him solidly into the finals as Team USA's sole representative.
Red Gerard says the conditions at #PyeongChang2018 actually remind him of #Cleveland , maybe that’s why he’s moving on at the #Olympics pic.twitter.com/QvSYxLvOax— Will Ujek (@WillUjek) February 10, 2018
He's in! @RedmondGerard has qualified for the men's snowboard slopestyle final. #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/e6BoMQt0Vk— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
After run 1 of the second heat of slopestyle, @RedmondGerard is sitting in third place and @_KyleMack 10th. The top 6️⃣ move on to the medal round.— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 10, 2018
Heading up to the next run now. #olympics pic.twitter.com/LkEBAdRQ5o
Watching men's slope style 1. Okkk @markmcmorris 2. OKKKKAY 17 yr old @RedmondGerard 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 3. Are all their bums cold? #winterolympics— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) February 10, 2018
RED GERARD... what a run— Aimee Fuller (@aimee_fuller) February 10, 2018
What to do after stomping a triple cork 14 after the 1st of 2 runs in your first Olympic slopestyle qualifier? For #RedGerard, that’s time to pose with fans. #Pyeonchang2018 pic.twitter.com/EX167QonZI— Jason Blevins (@jasonblevins) February 10, 2018
And then there was one. Red Gerard is the lone U.S. rider to qualify into Sunday's snowboard slopestyle finals. But if there were medals for cheering sections, his family would have a gold medal in the bag. #pyeongchang2018 pic.twitter.com/2uuUpMrzr5— Alyssa Roenigk (@alyroe) February 10, 2018
Team USA is still searching for it'=s first medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 after Day 1 and athletes are taking every opportunity to sharpen their skills before their events.
Just a picture of some Olympic ice after practice today! @alexa_knierim #Olympics #pyeongchang2018 pic.twitter.com/vJNs5lkRDE— Chris Knierim (@ChrisKnierim) February 10, 2018
First track walk is in the books! Very excited to start official training tomorrow!! #TeamUSA #USALuge @NBCOlympics pic.twitter.com/zZU9Vn39s8— Matt Mortensen (@MMortensenUSA) February 10, 2018
If there is one thing I've learned this season is it all starts with a stable core. Today we tested the limits a bit more in preparation for what's about to go down... pic.twitter.com/56M0GfzWNZ— Justin Olsen (@justinbolsen) February 10, 2018
America Reacts To The Opening Ceremony
In the early morning hours in PyeongChang -- primetime in the U.S. -- the Opening Ceremony hit the airwaves and Twitter was abuzz with reactions.
That #openingceremony feeling...never gets old.— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) February 10, 2018
#OpeningCeremony of the #Olympics got me like... pic.twitter.com/skLCO5Bb6q— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) February 10, 2018
The world is dope. Humans are rad. #OpeningCeremony— Ali Spagnola (@alispagnola) February 10, 2018
.@TeamUSA's flag bearer @erinhamlin said her brother's advice for the #OpeningCeremony was, "Don't drop the flag."— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
*spoiler alert: She didn't!* #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/nVOSYsSwGo
Watching #TeamUSA at the #OpeningCeremony inspired this new dunking style. #CantMissMoments @RalphLauren pic.twitter.com/qUsLJsfZei— Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) February 10, 2018