Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 18 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Nick Goepper's Silver Lining
You might remember Nick Goepper as the bronze medalist in Team USA's men's slopestyle skiing sweep in Sochi in 2014. Well, not content with bronze, Goepper was back with a vengeance and upgraded to silver in PyeongChang.
He did it!! @NickGoepper wins a silver medal!!!— dave calabro (@calabro13sports) February 18, 2018
Im happy for Nick Goepper. After the last Winter Olympics, he slipped into a deep depression and ended up in a rehab facility- he almost quit skiing altogether as a result. However, he overcame the depression and fought his way back to win silver today in slopestyle.— Jordan (@_Jordan_J_) February 18, 2018
Congrats to @NickGoepper on back 2 back slopestyle podiums at the #Olympics clutch! 🥈🇺🇸🦅 this time with poles 😜 in Beijing he says he’s going to do it in a downhill suit and with downhill poles 😂 but seriously you’re the man ✊— Steven Nyman (@Steven_Nyman) February 18, 2018
Team USA's Famous Fans
If you've been glued to your TV watching the Olympics, you're not alone. Team USA has some famous fans watching along with you!
Also I would like to report that I am now fully a fan of curling.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) February 17, 2018
Thank you respecting my privacy at this time.
Getting comfortable on my couch preparing to watch Woman’s Curling- Defending Olympic champion Canada takes on the US. Go USA Go!!— Mr. T (@MrT) February 17, 2018
Come on Ladies we need more Offense! Let’s go Nina! We can Win this!— Mr. T (@MrT) February 17, 2018
Yes He Did 🌟 https://t.co/I1XzQTDFCR— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 17, 2018
Gus Kenworthy Is Out And Proud And On TV
In 2014, Kenworthy was on the slopestyle podium with Goepper as the silver medalist. But it wasn't until the fall of 2015 that Kenworthy felt he was able to compete as his true self, when he came out publicly as gay. In 2018, Kenworthy missed the podium, but being an openly gay athlete was a prize all its own.
My Seoul mate! So happy to have my bf, my family and some amazing friends here in Korea to cheer me on! Tomorrow's the big day (tonight for y'all in the US) and win or lose I just wanna thank you all SO much for your support and encouragement. I wouldn't be here without you. pic.twitter.com/XwqWKldwbN— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 17, 2018
Gus Kenworthy’s family and boyfriend holding up rainbow flags to cheer him on is the Olympics content we need right now. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) February 18, 2018
@guskenworthy hey babe I know you didn’t get the place you were probably hoping for, but just know that so many people love you and you’ve given hope to millions ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜— Matt (@ayematthias) February 18, 2018
@guskenworthy You’re my gold medal winner. A true American hero. Thanks for living your authentic life so proudly.— sosuperduper (@sosuperdupcomic) February 18, 2018
Jon Lillis' Olympic journey was a bittersweet moment for the Lillis family. After losing his youngest brother Mikey in October, Jon didn't know if he would be able to compete at his best with Olympic qualifications quickly approaching. Then when his middle brother, Chris, tore his ACL in his quest to make the team, the pressure was on for Jon to make his family proud and honor his brother's legacy. Jon finished eighth in the aerials final, a moment to celebrate for a family who has been through so much.
#TEAMLILLIS is ready to go! This is his cousin Kate (who I spoke with when he qualified) and her family in Liverpool...they can’t wait to see Jon #jumpformikey! GOOD LUCK TODAY! #NBC3Olympics @CNYcentral pic.twitter.com/rtHterhsQ9— mary kielar (@marykielarCNY) February 17, 2018
See the love? That's the mother of Jon Lillis watching her son competing at the Winter Olympics. He did not make the final round, but the pride is overflowing for #JonLillis #TeamLillis #JumpingforMikey #BristolMountainSuperSix Photo Credit: NBC Sports pic.twitter.com/SOkf5yEWPt— Rebecca Leclair (@RebeccaLeclair6) February 18, 2018