Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 21 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Lindsey Vonn's Last Olympic Downhill Ends In Bronze
Lindsey Vonn wanted to win the Olympic downhill for her grandfather, who passed away several months ago. Though gold was just beyond her reach, she nabbed bronze, surely making her grandfather -- and all Americans -- proud.
'It's sad this is my last Downhill' — Lindsey Vonn emotional after her final run— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 21, 2018
'I wish I could keep going' pic.twitter.com/tcWEHtr3bs
Lindsey Vonn🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/hChmMAT2nd— Caitlyn Isler (@cool_as_ice10) February 21, 2018
I'm so happy for Lindsey Vonn! She loves this sport so much and she worked so hard and never gave up and I'm so proud of her— Wayward Olivia 💙💜💕 (@BeanieJedi33) February 21, 2018
In an emotional post-race interview, @lindseyvonn says that this was her last Olympic downhill and she hopes she made her late grandfather proud. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/YtEpNzDMDu pic.twitter.com/vWhKp5NSGA— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
OMG BB!!! @lindseyvonn there’s no “hopefully”! You HAVE made everyone proud! You’ve inspired generations of skiers and future Olympians alike! #teamusa #olympics #skiing #bestofus #legend pic.twitter.com/nYnahpEugq— Jeremy Abbott (@jeremyabbottpcf) February 21, 2018
Hey @lindseyvonn : from two first-time Olympians who won bronze, to an Olympic icon—who claimed a bronze in her final run—we just wanted to say thank you.— Alexa & Chris (@Scimeca_Knierim) February 21, 2018
For who you are.
For what you’ve done.
For the generation you’ve inspired.
Records fall. Legends endure.#BestOfUS
Mirai Nagasu's... Quadruple Axel?!
Figure skater Mirai Nagasu has become famous for the triple axel in her arsenal; during the team event, she became the third woman ever to land the jump in Olympic competition. In her short program, she couldn't land the jump cleanly... because she overrotated it. Could the unheard of quadruple axel be in her future?!
Overrotated that triple axel for Mirai Nagasu #PyeongChang2018— Jackie Wong (@rockerskating) February 21, 2018
can't wait for mirai to land a 4A— eggplant (@magicaleggrolls) February 21, 2018
Omg Mirai please don't cry!! You literally overrotated a triple axel WHO EVEN DOES THAT? YOU'RE GOLDEN, SIS— Dani (@pearlspins) February 21, 2018
Mirai Nagasu, known overrotater.— Deb (@Debsplaining) February 21, 2018
mirai overrotated her 3a dare i say 4a queen— Nicole Heinen (@icingburns) February 21, 2018
MIRAI OVERROTATED IM. SHE CAN DO A 4A IF SHE WANTS TO. YUZU WHO?— deya • 2018 OGM YUNA KIM (@pandesalchow) February 21, 2018
overrotated, mirai's gonna get the 4a before zuzu JUST WAIT— landa (@yodante) February 21, 2018
can you believe Mirai overrotated that 3A the 4A is coming Yuzu better be ready— yogeeta 🥇 in yuzu we trust 🥇 (@liliorum) February 21, 2018
LOVE THIS ATTACK!!!! Just a little too much gas on that accelerator though. Going for that quad axel again! Probably the most connected I’ve seen @mirai_nagasu to the music this season! pic.twitter.com/t1xRHcqKbA— Jeremy Abbott (@jeremyabbottpcf) February 21, 2018
#USAvsCZE Shootout Stress
Though the U.S. men's hockey team fell to the Czech Republic in its quarterfinal matchup, Team USA hung tough with one of the tournament's top seeds. Regulation and overtime weren't enough, and a shootout was needed to decide the victor. The Internet? STRESSED.
This is INSANE!!!!! Shootout!!!! https://t.co/RPtIwbXd3A— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) February 21, 2018
Good As GoldFive-time Olympian Kikkan Randall and two-time Olympian Jessie Diggins can now add Olympic gold medalist to their long list of accolades. The cross-country skiiers won the first women's cross-country skiing medal in Team USA history when Diggins crossed the finish line ahead of Sweden and Norway. Diggins and Randall's performance also broke a 42-year drought for Team USA in the sport. And was the first gold for the country by either gender. It's safe to say Diggins and Randall were proud of their record-breaking performance, and so was Twitter.
TONIGHT I WITNESSED HISTORY AND IT WAS SO FREAKING COOL.— Brandon Penny (@bppenny) February 21, 2018
Congrats to @kikkanimal and @jessdiggs on winning #TeamUSA’s first women’s cross-country Olympic medal. And it was gold!! pic.twitter.com/SGucN2l9lF
Big news. USA wins its first ever medal in women's cross-country skiing as Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins take GOLD in the team sprint. First medal for entire US cross-country ski program since 1976.— Sara Germano (@germanotes) February 21, 2018
Awesome finish, down to the wire with the U.S. winning gold in the women's team sprint cross country skiing race.— Mitch Goldich (@mitchgoldich) February 21, 2018
— Dave Schwartz (@Dave_Schwartz) February 21, 2018
If you're not crying about Team USA women winning their first cross-country skiing medal in Olympic history at 3:20 am on a Wednesday, is it really the Olympics? 😭 🎉🇺🇸— Darci Miller (@darcisays) February 21, 2018
USA just won the women's cross country skiing relay....woah! What an unexpected result. History making. Fair play #Pyeongchang2018 👏👏— Miriam Kennedy (@Miriam_Kennedy) February 21, 2018
Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall come from behind to win gold in the women's cross-country team sprint, the United States' first ever medal in women's cross-country skiing. Wow.
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) February 21, 2018
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 21, 2018