Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 10 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
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.
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
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
#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.
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.
— 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
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.
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