Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 12 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
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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.
When you know you just crushed it at the #WinterOlympics. pic.twitter.com/cVt6G7Nmc8— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018
A stunning free skate from @Adaripp. The greatest thing to ever happen to the #Olympics and our #LGBTQ community. You are so loved. pic.twitter.com/o0vnlKSpXQ— Michael Buckley (@HeyBuckHey) February 12, 2018
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
😭 @Adaripp so happy! Stunning, my friend! #pyeongchangOlympics2018 pic.twitter.com/dtkjJ7ynP8— Meryl Davis (@Meryl_Davis) February 12, 2018
I just cried for Adam Rippon.— Olympic Athlete From Brooklyn (@DvoraMeyers) February 12, 2018
Adam Rippon, hands clasped over face for good reason. That was breath-taking #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/nvz6nvnzIB— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) February 12, 2018
You’re incredible @Adaripp 🌟 https://t.co/rxkzd9Vf4v— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) 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.
SHE DID IT. HISTORY MADE. FIRST US WOMAN TO LAND THE TRIPLE AXEL AT THE #WINTEROLYMPICS. pic.twitter.com/dI7gmOgpI8— U.S. Figure Skating (@USFigureSkating) February 12, 2018
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
Literally crying!!! @mirai_nagasu you’re my Olympic hero! #bestofus I’m actually speechless— Jeremy Abbott (@jeremyabbottpcf) February 12, 2018
"HOLY COW!" You just witnessed a historic triple axel from Mirai Nagasu. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/NsNuy9F46h pic.twitter.com/jCMTb4LtXv— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018
That was a sloppy cry kind of skate! I’m standing in my living room! @mirai_nagasu What a TRIUMPH ❤️ #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/mUqNFLHFyA— Meryl Davis (@Meryl_Davis) February 12, 2018
AMAZING!!!!! @mirai_nagasu @Adaripp so much fun watching you guys today.. you guys are rockstars! @TeamUSA— Kali Flanagan (@flanagko) 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
Did anyone else catch @TeamCanada jump up and celebrate when @TeamUSA’s @mirai_nagasu hit that triple axel? That’s why I love the Olympics.— Emily K. Reinwald (@EmilyKReinwald) February 12, 2018
Watching that skate by @mirai_nagasu pic.twitter.com/5QnFQxnnou— Rachael Durant (@rachaeldurant) 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.
Mother Nature couldn't stop a force of nature. Jamie Anderson won gold for Team USA in women's slopestyle. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/E1XuTKthTN pic.twitter.com/zUSS5G2wpf— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018
GOLD!! 🇺🇸🥇🇺🇸🥇🇺🇸🥇 @JamieAsnow pic.twitter.com/ckCkzx2q6R— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 12, 2018
VICTORY LAP FOR JAMIE ANDERSON! GOLD MEDAL AND FIRST INDIVIDUAL AMERICAN WOMAN TO WIN A MEDAL! #WinterOlympics— CRT (@StoryofEverest) February 12, 2018
Congrats @JamieAsnow on repeating #Gold !!! @TeamUSA— Elana Meyers Taylor OLY (@eamslider24) February 12, 2018
Back to back gold for @JamieAsnow so smooooothhhh 🇺🇸— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) February 12, 2018
Congratulations @JamieAsnow 🇺🇸❤️😘ahhhhhh I’m so excited for you. pic.twitter.com/86CeymfjmS— Tatyana McFadden (@TatyanaMcFadden) February 12, 2018
I think the Andersons have permanent smiles now 🥇🥇#blingbling pic.twitter.com/CSuOv3d7cH— Robbie Beasom NBC (@BeasomONE) February 12, 2018
How @JamieAsnow's dad reacted to her gold medal today. ❤️😭 pic.twitter.com/ZInLFsT4xV— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) 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
POLL: What kind of ice cream should @chloekimsnow get? #WinterOlympics— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) 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
I’m nervous just watching the Olympics from 7,000 miles away and Chloe Kim is standing on top of the mountain tweeting about how much she wants ice cream pic.twitter.com/EmuB1CWC47— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 12, 2018
Chloe Kim isn't just debuting at the #WinterOlympics. She's here to win. She qualifies for the women's snowboard halfpipe final! #BestOfUS https://t.co/YdG95a91Qm pic.twitter.com/TF742RVzMR— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018
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
When @alexa_knierim found out @hodakotb is actually in #PyeongChang! 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/lOhnhJ0HKV— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 12, 2018
Only on #OlympicsTODAY: @TeamUSA figure skating dance with @SavannahGuthrie, @hodakotb & @alroker this morning on @TODAYshow #Olympics pic.twitter.com/sAJMBbr5jk— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) February 12, 2018