Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 17 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Nathan Chen: Quad King And Comeback Kid
Until the men's free skate, it had been a disappointing Olympics for Nathan Chen. The medal favorite struggled in both the team event and the individual short program, finding himself buried in 17th place going into the free skate. But Chen pulled out all the stops in his final performance in PyeongChang, returning to form and rallying to fifth place. The only person excited about this was... well, everyone.
Nathan Chen hit how many quads?! pic.twitter.com/bRw33VUken— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 17, 2018
That’s how you do it!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @nathanwchen— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 17, 2018
Chen - Complete package good for you. This is who we waited for. Like Beyonce you're back on the stage— Dick Button (@PushDicksButton) February 17, 2018
AMAZING FIGHT, NATHAN!!!!!— Maia Shibutani (@MaiaShibutani) February 17, 2018
YAAAAASSSS Nathan! That's the athlete I know 👐— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 17, 2018
Nathan Chen.— Charlie White (@CharlieaWhite) February 17, 2018
You’re my hero.
Devin Logan Has Tiny Hands And It's Excellent
Devin Logan may not have made the podium in slopestyle skiing, but the birthday girl still managed to steal the spotlight. While waiting for her scores, she brought back a pair of tiny hands last seen at an Olympic qualifying event, and we can only hope she breaks them out again when she competes in halfpipe!
@dlogan did that!!!— Emma. (@emalive_) February 17, 2018
Devin Logan is my new hero for bringing her tiny hands into Olympic competition 😂😂🙌🏼🙌🏼 @dlogan— Becca (@beks530) February 17, 2018
Is There A Ledecka On The Ledecky Family Tree?
In the women's super-G, the surprise winner was world champion snowboarder (you read that right) Esther Ledecka of the Czech Republic, taking gold by 0.01 seconds. Does that last name sound familiar?
Asked if she is related to Katie Ledecky, Ester Ledecka said: “I don’t know. I hope so.”— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 17, 2018
According to Sports Reference, only two Ledeckys have ever competed in the Olympics. From what's available online, I'd also estimate that there are no more than 1,000 Ledeckys alive in the world today. Pretty good gold medal per capita! https://t.co/C3QudVV7yD https://t.co/sN6PgtYCuY— Michael Ledecky (@mdledecky) February 17, 2018
Lindsey Vonn Is Looking On The Bright Side
Lindsey Vonn made her return to Olympic competition after eight years. Vonn fell short, finishing off the podium in sixth place. She's not letting the result get her down though, enjoying every moment and skiing in honor of her grandpa.
Tomorrow it’s game time! I will give it everything I have with no regrets. This is for my Grandpa! I have bib # 1 and start time is 11am here so 9pm est. Watch it live on @nbc . #allformyGrandpa 🙏🏻❤️ #allornothing— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 16, 2018
You are skiing amazing! @lindseyvonn I ave no doubt!— Julia Mancuso (@JuliaMancuso) February 17, 2018
Frustrating to be so close to the podium and to have made such a big mistake...but that’s ski racing. I’m proud of the way I skied and how I attacked the course. I gave it my all and came up short. That’s life. Now it’s on to the Downhill! 💪🏻— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 17, 2018
John-Henry Krueger Ends Speedskating Medal Drought
After winning his semifinal heat, short track speedskater John-Henry Krueger came out strong in the final winning the first individual speedskating medal for Team USA in eight years in the men's 1,000-meter. Krueger was overcome with emotion at the finish line, because how could you not be???
John-Henry Krueger's silver in the 1000m is the first individual U.S. Olympic men's short track medal since Apolo Ohno in 2010.— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) February 17, 2018
John-Henry Krueger wins silver in the men's short track speed skating 1000m final. As the realisation dawns, he races to the side and jumps into his support team's arms, then falling to the ice overcome with emotion. Canada's Samuel Girard takes gold... https://t.co/qKCmqMBeZZ— Tom Hamilton (@tomESPNscrum) February 17, 2018
Short track speedskating silver for John Henry Krueger! This is the first speedskating medal of any kind at these Olympics, and the first medal the U.S. has won in two days.— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) February 17, 2018
After advancing to the Short Track Men's 1000m Semifinals because he was bumped by #NED, John-Henry Krueger of #TeamUSA avoids a fall in the final that took out several of his competitors to win #Silver— Olivia Jaquith (@oliviajaquith) February 17, 2018
John-Henry Krueger’s mom is thrilled. Her son is going home with a silver medal. pic.twitter.com/tjPWgmYW7O— Alex Ptachick (@alexptachick) February 17, 2018