Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 23 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Figure Skaters Watch Figure Skating
Team USA figure skaters are some of the best athletes in the world, and they're also the some of the best fans in the world! During the women's free skate, U.S. athletes took to Twitter as they watched the competition.
Ok Ladies, you got this!— Zach Donohue (@ZachTDonohue) February 23, 2018
Tennell - I admire her for the quality she has.— Dick Button (@PushDicksButton) February 23, 2018
I love figure skating! RT if same 🙋🏼♀️— Alexa ScimecaKnierim (@alexa_knierim) February 23, 2018
Not the night she wanted, but I loved it! I saw a joy & pleasure in her performance that We haven’t seen in a long time! All the trials & tribulations this girl has gone through the last 8 years; she came out the other side happy & making history! Congratulations @mirai_nagasu!!!— Jeremy Abbott (@jeremyabbottpcf) February 23, 2018
1st quad lutz at Olympics @govincentzhou, 1st US lady ever to do a triple axel at the Games @mirai_nagasu, 1st dance team of Asian descent on Olympic podium @ShibSibs, first openly gay athlete at Winter Games @Adaripp, 1st man to nail 5 quads in 1 program @nathanwchen 🇺🇸👍🏼⛸— Meryl Davis (@Meryl_Davis) February 23, 2018
Speaking of figure skating, before the Opening Ceremony, Karen Chen tweeted a photo of herself with teammate and fellow Chen, Nathan.
The two aren't related... or so they think.
We are big fans of #2Chenz and we would love to help you figure out if you are actually related. Shoot us a DM!— Ancestry (@Ancestry) February 22, 2018
At least one of the Chenz supports the plan. Could we have another pair of Team USA relatives?!
A Golden Honor
After winning the first-ever women's cross-country skiing medal for Team USA, Jessie Diggins receives yet another honor at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Diggins was selected as Team USA flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony, and rightfully so.
“I really thought there maybe had been a mistake…it is so humbling, and I feel so honored to have been picked.” Jessie Diggins says of her fellow athletes voting for her to be the closing ceremony flag bearer pic.twitter.com/ZIra8wYYSQ— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 23, 2018
Jessie Diggins will carry the US flag at the Pyeongchang Olympic closing ceremony. With Erin Hamlin having done the opening, this is the first time women have been picked as U.S. flagbearers for both ends of an Olympics since Dawn Staley and Mia Hamm in 2004.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 23, 2018
Jessie Diggins will be the USA flagbearer for the closing ceremony in Pyeongchang after anchoring first cross-country gold.— Sara Germano (@germanotes) February 23, 2018
When Jessie Diggins made her historic 100-meter sprint, she did for the teammate who had blazed a path for 20 years. "When you have a teammate that you really love, you’re never going to give up.” https://t.co/8zRJGQK8uO— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) February 21, 2018
Jessie Diggins, gold medalist in cross-country skiing, was elected to carry the U.S. flag at Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. Awesome choice!No athlete at these Games is as enthusiastic as Diggins. She has also been very vocal about antidoping.— Juliet Macur (@JulietMacur) February 23, 2018
Pinch Me, This Must Be A Dream...
Team USA has won 21 total medals so far in PyeongChang. More than half of those medals have come from the women of Team USA. For some athletes, the past 24 hours might have felt like a dream. How long do you think it will take them to get used to that new hardware around their necks??
Feeling for glasses on night stand. Foreign object. Olympic medal.— Carlijn Schoutens (@CarIijn) February 23, 2018
Good. NIGHT. 🙏🏻🤤🤤 pic.twitter.com/Vd56RK610n— Mikaela Shiffrin (@MikaelaShiffrin) February 22, 2018