Apolo Ohno celebrates at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 on Feb. 13, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Every week, Team USA athletes are finding ways to stay active and entertained while at home. Last week, the U.S. women's ice hockey team qualified for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 because they remained atop the world ranking, Olympic champion skiers Jessie Diggins and Mikaela Shiffrin started a dance-off, and Apolo Ohno reflected on his many Olympic memories and wins. Here's a look back at what you might have missed.
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The Good Old Days
1. Reminiscing on the good old days! Apolo Ohno apparently keeps his record eight Olympic medals in his sock drawer…and just wow.
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It’s been a long time since I brought these out of the sock drawer. Keep watch over your mind - it has the power to catapult you into infinite potential or paralyze and keep you prisoner to thoughts of negativity. The result may not be entirely within your control - but the process is. —— ———————— Go for Gold!! #thankyou #Olympic #gold #silver #bronze #mindset #focus #Believe #Infinite #potential
2. This is just too cute! Monica Abbott shared an old photo of her and her now Olympic teammate Rachel Garcia from many years ago! Talk about full circle.
3. Call it a comeback! Twenty-one years after she won Olympic gold in Sydney, diver Laura Wilkinson hopes to compete at the Tokyo Games next summer.
In the midst of a comeback, now a proud mom of four, @Lala_the_diver isn't afraid to chase her dreams.— Team USA (@TeamUSA) April 22, 2020
"We’ve been able to talk through that when you want something, look how hard Mommy is working. This is what you have to do when you want to do something really important."
Fun At Home
4. Figure skaters still have to find a way to train too and let’s just say…it’s mesmerizing.
Bring it to the Runway: Quarantined Pairs Edition💪🏻 @USFigureSkating @TarahKayne @doshea213 @NateBartholomay @Livlovesk8 @skate_moivo @JessicaCalalang @alexa_knierim @Brandon_F1992 @ISU_Figure @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/6zAQ9po73F— Ashley Cain-Gribble (@icegirlash) April 22, 2020
look maaa no hands✌🏻@USFigureSkating @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/T32NPTuDNm— Ashley Cain-Gribble (@icegirlash) April 26, 2020
5. Olympic champion skiers Jessie Diggins and Mikaela Shiffrin are having a virtual dance-off and it’s everything we could ever want and more. How can you not smile watching this?
We’ve got a dance-off, folks!! Olympic Champions @jessdiggs and @MikaelaShiffrin have quite the challenge going on...and it makes us smile! #JessieMikaelaDanceOff 💃🏼@NBCOlympics @TeamUSA https://t.co/fQpAtgRHFF— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) April 24, 2020
6. Need a good laugh? Check out sled hockey player Chris Douglas’ tips for staying home.
The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team wanted to share some messages of appreciation & hope for those working hard to protect us from this pandemic, and a few tips for everyone living through it at home. We will get through this!— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 15, 2020
Take it away, Chris Douglas!
A #StayHome thread: pic.twitter.com/wQc2P0hFfp
7. Mountain biker Lea Davison is getting creative since many coffee shops are closed…and instead she is becoming her own at-home barista with latte art and all!
This whole becoming a barista/latte art project is really pushing my ‘growth mindset’ gorgeous heart. 1 week ago. Marshmallow. Today. WHAT! pic.twitter.com/v3JOh6SCQy— Lea Davison (@leadavisonbikes) April 26, 2020
8. Paratriathlete Amy Dixon and her guide dog Wodstock working on their training is just too cute!
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Some fun sunset @americankennelclub #obedience work with my #guidedog @fidelcoguidedogs @wildwoodstock ! Just because we are in quarantine doesn’t mean we aren’t training for our next show at AKC Nationals this year! Proud of this crazy smart #germanshepherd and his big brain and high drive to work hard and play harder. Like mother, like son, eh? 🤷♀️🐶 #canineathletes #rallyobedience #rallymaster #breakingbarriers #blindchick #nosightnolimits
Also This Week
9. Track star or rap star? Yes, you read that right! Track world champion Noah Lyles released his first album, “A Humans Journey,” last week.
👟 SPEED 🎵 RAPPER— Team USA (@TeamUSA) April 25, 2020
10. The U.S. women’s ice hockey team is Beijing bound! Atop the world ranking, the team has already qualified for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.