Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 14 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
The king is back on his throne. After just missing the podium in 2014, Shaun White returned to the top of the Olympic halfpipe podium in a fashion befitting a three-time gold medalist. White scored 94.25 on his first run but was overtaken and needed his third run to be flawless... and he delivered.
Theory: robots have infiltrated the Olympics and Shaun White is one of them bc HOW ELSE do u explain what he just DID— holly taylor (@HollyTaylor97) February 14, 2018
Years change.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 14, 2018
Shaun White's awesomeness does not. pic.twitter.com/0bipaTAGSa
Shaun White is a video game.— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) February 14, 2018
THE LEGEND IS BACK ON TOP 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸— Steele Johnson (@Steele_Johnson) February 14, 2018
Shaun White has done it. Gold in 2006. Gold in 2010. Gold in 2018. pic.twitter.com/3tV2vrGGn4— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 14, 2018
Shaun White is literally sobbing. pic.twitter.com/yW6T0q0MYY— Kristina Rutherford (@KrRutherford) February 14, 2018
Replay of Shaun White’s last run. pic.twitter.com/2yGGI2kB9o— coldboi™️ rafael (@rafaxodiaz) February 14, 2018
.@shaunwhite #🐐— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 14, 2018
i think this trick sealed it for shaun white pic.twitter.com/AbS0rEoCGu— nick (@nick_pants) February 14, 2018
SPOLIER ALERT: congrats to @shaunwhite on a most legendary performance.— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 14, 2018
I know how much it meant to you and how hard you worked for that last run.
We are all incredibly proud. 🥇🥇🥇
That pure emotion from @shaunwhite. That’s what it’s all about. So awesome.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 14, 2018
SHAUN WHITE 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 don't know if I've ever been that on edge watching a gold medal run 😳💥— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) February 14, 2018
After winning Olympic gold medals in 2006 and 2010, Shaun White was heavily favored to repeat, but failed to medal in the 2014 Games. Today he redeemed himself. 2018 Olympic Champion. After 4 years, he’s back. Basically what I’m saying is, thank you Shaun. pic.twitter.com/vdVqhh1XFp— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) February 14, 2018
Shaun. White. 🙌🏻🇺🇸🥇🥇🥇 pic.twitter.com/FOTjgNs0XB— Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen) February 14, 2018
Shaun White is one of those generational athletes! I’m so happy I’m alive to have seen this! #ShaunWhite— Linden Ashby (@lindenashby) February 14, 2018
Shaun White celebrating with his parents is what it's all about. pic.twitter.com/hux8rdNi2H— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 14, 2018
12 years ago, Shaun White won his first Olympic gold medal.— ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2018
Tonight, he won his third. pic.twitter.com/pVWAudGOGJ
Selfie of a lifetime! 🇺🇸🥇 pic.twitter.com/ACsRl4ZYmf— Lauren Gibbs (@lagibbs84) February 14, 2018
Gold at age 19. Gold at age 23. Gold at age 31. pic.twitter.com/vJ7Nvg7ehH— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) February 14, 2018
The Knierims Celebrate Valentine's Day In Style
It doesn't get much better than competing at the Olympics with your spouse. One thing that IS better? Competing at the Olympics with your spouse on Valentine's Day. Figure skating pair Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim took to the ice for their short program, and Chris made sure that the day of love didn't go un-celebrated.
It's already Valentine's Day in #PyeongChang, and here's how Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are spending it... #WinterOlympics #figureskating #TeamUSA #RelationshipGoals (via Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/8dKccbVeCC— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 14, 2018
It's still Feb. 13 in the U.S., but American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and husband Chris Knierim celebrate #ValentinesDay in South Korea with a kissing selfie before they compete in the Pairs Short Program: https://t.co/rvpjMws3yH pic.twitter.com/M8khmPSiUf— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) February 14, 2018
Everybody Loves Curling
While curling may not be the most popular sport in the U.S., every four years it's a staple on TV and becomes a fan favorite during the Olympics. Not everybody knows all that much about curling...
It's OK if you don't know everything about curling. Even some Olympians can't explain it. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ObiTSSNimq— espnW (@espnW) February 14, 2018
...But everyone seems to love it!
I like curling, it’s less wear and tear on the body. I wrestled, boxed, and studied martial arts. I have nothing else to prove. Therefore I choose curling. #curlingiscoolfool— Mr. T (@MrT) February 14, 2018
we want curling— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) February 14, 2018
we. want. curling.
[bangs fists on table]
wE WANT CURLING
WE WANT CURLING
[the American people, screaming in unison]
𝐖𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆
𝑾𝑬 𝑾𝑨𝑵𝑻 𝑪𝑼𝑹𝑳𝑰𝑵𝑮
WɆ WȺNŦ ȻᵾɌŁƗNǤ
GᴎI⅃ᴙUↃ TᴎAW ƎW
OLYMPIC UPDATE: I caught myself giving a tight, muffled "NICE!" while watching a replay of the bronze medal match in Mixed Doubles Curling... and @TeamUSA was not involved. Send help. #PyeongChang2018— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) February 14, 2018
Flip on Olympics, curling is on. pic.twitter.com/5LIyqNLDIV— McNeil (@Reflog_18) February 13, 2018
*me walking into every bar*— Tom Schally (@TomSchally) February 14, 2018
"hi, excuse me, can you put curling on the main screen please?"
Men's Hockey Is Ready For Redemption
The U.S. men's ice hockey team started its quest for an Olympic medal on Wednesday with a 3-2 loss in overtime to Slovenia. The loss didn't stop fans from waking up early to catch the action though. Team USA's next game will be on Feb. 16 against Slovakia.
So instead of blaming my insomnia for my lack of sleep, I can just blame it on being a true patriot and watching the men's USA hockey game.— Mozz14Gaming (@Mozz14Gaming) February 14, 2018
Alex Shibutani Takes Time To Tweet
After winning their first Olympic medal with a bronze in the figure skating team event, Alex Shibutani took some time to reflect and thank his sister Maia Shibutani in this thread on Twitter. *Warning: Tissues may be needed. #SiblingGoals
Last night was a dream that became a reality. @MaiaShibutani and I have worked so hard for this! Proud to be the first ice dance team of Asian descent to win a medal at the @olympics. (THREAD) pic.twitter.com/XPcjE3sX18— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018
When we started skating together, @MaiaShibutani and I didn’t see any teams on the ice that looked like us. There weren’t too many sibling teams either.— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018
Throughout our career (14 years and counting), @MaiaShibutani and I have had to, and will continue to push past stereotypes, labels, doubters, and cynics.— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018
When someone tells you that you can’t do something or that your success will be limited because of how you look, or who you are, keep moving forward. Set yourself apart by finding a way to utilize your strengths. Never stop believing in yourself.— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018
You don’t have to look like anyone else. You don’t have to be, or skate like anyone else. You don’t have to fit the mold or follow the path that everyone else is on.— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018
Just find, and be yourself.