Feb. 21, 2018, 9:12 a.m. (ET)

The drought is officially over. The U.S. women's long track speedskating team broke a 16-year medal drought with a bronze-medal performance in the women's team pursuit event Wednesday night, giving Team USA its first long track speedskating medal of the Games. Relive Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello and Carlijn Schoutens' triumphant night through these photos. 

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Moving On To The Final

Heather Bergsma, Mia Manganello and Carlijn Schoutens compete in the women's team pursuit semifinal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens and Heather Bergsmain compete in the women's team pursuit semifinal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens and Heather Bergsmain compete in the women's team pursuit semifinal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens and Heather Bergsmain compete in the women's team pursuit semifinal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens and Heather Bergsmain compete in the women's team pursuit semifinal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Final Showdown

Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello compete in the speedskating women's team pursuit final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello compete in the speedskating women's team pursuit final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello celebrate winning the bronze medal in speedskating women's team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello celebrate winning the bronze medal in speedskating women's team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Reason For Celebration

(L-R) Carlijn Schoutens, Mia Manganello, Brittany Bowe and Heather Bergsma celebrate after winning the bronze medal in the long track speedskating women's team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

(L-R) Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello and Carlijn Schoutens celebrate after winning the bronze medal in the speedskating women's team pursuit at the Olympic winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

(L-R) Carlijn Schoutens, Mia Manganello, Brittany Bowe and Heather Bergsma celebrate after winning the bronze medal in the speedskating women's team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Gold medalists Miho Takagi, Ayaka Kikuchi, Ayano Sato and Nana Takagi of Japan celebrate with bronze medalists Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello and Carlijn Schoutens after the speedskating women's team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

 

Bronze medalists Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello and Carlijn Schoutens celebrate at the victory ceremony after the long track speedskating women’s team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.