Feb. 17, 2018, 9:12 a.m. (ET)

John-Henry Krueger returned Team USA to the upper echelon of the speedskating world at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. His performance in the men's 1,000-meter final earned him an Olympic silver medal, and the country's first individual speedskating medal since 2010. Relive his memorable night through photos. 

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Semifinal Swagger

John Henry-Krueger on his way to winning in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter semifinal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger competes in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter semifinals at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger crosses the finish line in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter semifinals at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger celebrates after finishing first in his race during the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter semifinals at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Final Showdown

(R) John-Henry Krueger competes in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter final at the olympic WInter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger competes in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter final at the olympic WInter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger competes in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter final at the olympic WInter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

(R) John-Henry Krueger competes in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter final at the olympic WInter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

(R) John-Henry Krueger competes in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter final at the olympic WInter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Start The Celebration

John-Henry Krueger celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 1,000-meter at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 1,000-meter at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger celebrates after winning the silver medal in the short track speedskating men's 1,000-meter final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

John-Henry Krueger celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 1,000-meter at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. 

 

(L-R) John-Henry Krueger, gold medalist Samuel Girard of Canada and bronze medalist Yira Seo of Korea celebrate at the victory ceremony after the men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

(L-R) John-Henry Krueger, gold medalist Samuel Girard of Canada and bronze medalist Yira Seo of Korea celebrate at the victory ceremony after the men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

(L-R) John-Henry Krueger, gold medalist Samuel Girard of Canada and bronze medalist Yira Seo of Korea celebrate at the victory ceremony after the men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.