Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 12 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Adam Rippon Slays His Olympic Debut
Figure skater Adam Rippon is extremely outspoken about... well, everything, but especially his confidence. Making his Olympic debut at 28 years old, he proved to the world that his confidence is well-founded. Rippon skated a dazzling free skate to help the U.S. to team bronze.
ADAM RIPPON IS MAGNIFICENT AND HES SKATING TO COLDPLAY IM WEEPING #TeamUSA— Gillian (@gillianhopee) February 12, 2018
After watching Adam Rippon tonight pic.twitter.com/eXDMBTA88J— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) February 12, 2018
I just cried for Adam Rippon.— Olympic Athlete From Brooklyn (@DvoraMeyers) February 12, 2018
Triple Axel-ing Into History
Not to be outdone, Rippon's teammate Mirai Nagasu took to Olympic ice with something to prove and oh-so-casually made history. By landing a triple axel, she became just the third woman -- and the first U.S. woman -- ever to land the jump in Olympic competition. Legendary.
Mirai Nagasu on the ice...and lands a gorgeous triple axel. That’s Olympic history. pic.twitter.com/MYh4Gay9hm— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) February 12, 2018
Just left filming to find out that @mirai_nagasu got her axel called clean in the team comp! So proud of this girl, such an inspiration with what she has done to her career 👊👊👊— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 12, 2018
Mirai Nagasu makes me want to be better— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) February 12, 2018
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN MIRAI NAGASU INVENTED FIGURE SKATING— kate (@ashwagners) February 12, 2018
Mirai Nagasu just became the first American woman in history to land a triple axel at the Winter Olympics(!) pic.twitter.com/nkHUUoN9Fl— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 12, 2018
Jamie Anderson: Team USA's Golden Girl
Can you say repeat?! Jamie Anderson is the queen of slopestyle snowboarding and she proved it again with her second straight Olympic gold medal.
VICTORY LAP FOR JAMIE ANDERSON! GOLD MEDAL AND FIRST INDIVIDUAL AMERICAN WOMAN TO WIN A MEDAL! #WinterOlympics— CRT (@StoryofEverest) February 12, 2018
Back to back gold for @JamieAsnow so smooooothhhh 🇺🇸— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) February 12, 2018
Chloe Kim Makes Olympic Debut -- While Tweeting About Ice Cream
Chloe Kim scored a 95.50 in her second qualifying run of women's halfpipe snowboarding. Right before that, the 17-year-old was tweeting about how she wanted some ice cream. Casual.
Could be down for some ice cream rn— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018
Cookies & Cream is some good stuff. If anyone can get me some to the village thatd be dope— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018
'I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!'— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 12, 2018
-Chloe Kim, probably
(via chloekimsnow/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/bxpLF0LKyc
Team USA on the "TODAY" Show
The experience of making an Olympic team is a dream come true for Team USA athletes. But the fun doesn't stop there. The U.S. bobsled and figure skating teams had a chance to visit the "TODAY" show on Monday -- and take a few selfies with the hosts.
OLYMPIC SELFIEEEEEEE! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/UkiOqvR0Wg— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 12, 2018