Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 16 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
One Last Run For John Daly And Matt Antoine
The men's skeleton competition wrapped up in PyeongChang with neither Matt Antoine or John Daly on the podium. But the two, who finished 11th and 16th, respectively, walked away on their own terms and with their heads held high, unsure if they plan to retire or continue competing.
One last day, one more time. Thankful to have this opportunity and share it with those that have been there from the start. pic.twitter.com/whZQmjuCY3— Matt Antoine (@MattAntoine) February 15, 2018
I don't care what the last two days will tell you..... @MattAntoine is still a hero of mine. So proud of you man. Cheese curds next time you are in Milwaukee, on me.— Jason Bohn: a guy who eats burgers and hot dogs (@jasonbohn9) February 16, 2018
More importantly, the example he set for those in PdC who want to reach for the stars is huge. It shows that dedication and hard work can take you places you didn't think possible. Thank you & congrats @MattAntoine.— PDC Maroons 2 Hawks (@MaroonHawksPDC) February 16, 2018
An emotional last run for @JohnDalyUSA , check it out on the web at @NBCOlympics . This guy brought me to tears again in the booth 4 years later, but this time on his terms. #PerfectHair @TeamUSA @USBSF @IBSFsliding pic.twitter.com/px1oYUnkqC— Bree Schaaf (@BreeSchaaf) February 16, 2018
All Adam Rippon, All The Time
Adam Rippon had a stellar Olympic debut in the figure skating team event, helping Team USA to the bronze medal. He carried that momentum with him to the individual event, skating a dazzling short program. He currently sits in seventh place in the standings, but first in the hearts of Team USA fans.
“You’ve gotten support from everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Elmo. How does that support feel?”— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) February 16, 2018
Adam Rippon: “On the spectrum of Reese Witherspoon to Elmo, I’m about as excited as Meryl Streep.”
The sports bar I'm at just went nuts for Adam Rippon. What a great thing.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 16, 2018
ADAM RIPPON CAME TO CHEW GUM AND WIN GOLD AND HE’S ALL OUTTA GUM Y’ALL 🥇 pic.twitter.com/034317caFB— shauna (@goldengateblond) February 16, 2018
a mood: adam rippon taking the lead in the men's short program and delivering reaction picture gold, like the prince of the people that he is. pic.twitter.com/jBVZMdctyZ— Cammien Ray (@CammienRay) February 16, 2018
Mesh. Shoulders. Sass. Glamazon and she's ready for her runway. Who's ready for @Adaripp— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 16, 2018
Go @Adaripp!!! Time to werk! 💁🏻♀🇺🇸— Maia Shibutani (@MaiaShibutani) February 16, 2018
Caption this 👇 pic.twitter.com/24PHd8NfrH— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 16, 2018
Donato For Two
The U.S. men's hockey team got in the win column, defeating Slovakia 2-1 behind two goals by Ryan Donato. Team USA fans and athletes alike were pumped!
Yessssss 🙌🏻 https://t.co/p7czCQXVMI— Amanda Kessel (@AmandaKessel8) February 16, 2018
Put Donato in a museum. #Untouchable.— Mike From Woburn (@MikeFromWoburn) February 16, 2018
Alex Shibutani Tries Speedskating In Home Video
Ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani have some of the best social media accounts of any Team USA athletes. Take a look at this home video Alex posted from 1994. Are you melting yet???
When you’re mad hyped for your first practice at the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/jP5pME24Iz— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 7, 2018
Chloe Kim was tweeting about churros during her snowboard halfpipe qualification and the tweet went viral. It seems she's inspired other Team USA athletes to join in on the snack.
Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018