Saturday, February 17


Short Track Speedskating (1 silver)
First-time Olympian John-Henry Krueger earned the silver medal in the men’s 1,000-meter event. Krueger won his semifinal and had the fastest qualification time heading into the final. He steered clear of an athlete collision, securing second place in the final, 0.214 seconds behind Samuel Girard of Canada. Krueger’s medal is the first medal for U.S. speedskaters of these Games and the first individual speedskating medal, short track or long track, since 2010. MORE

Alpine Skiing
Four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn led the pack of four American women in the super-G, tying for sixth with a time of 1:21.49, 0.27 seconds off the podium. Vonn was the first run of the day and nearly missed the last gate. The other three American entries finished in the mid-teens, separated by only 0.06 seconds: Breezy Johnson was 14th at 1:22.14, while Laurenne Ross was 15th in 1:22.17 and Alice McKennis was 16th at 1:22.20. MORE

Cross-Country Skiing
Team USA’s quartet of Sophie Caldwell, Sadie Bjornsen, Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins placed fifth in the women's 4x5-kilometer relay, completing the circuit in 52:44.8. After the relay, two-time Olympian Diggins has four top-six finishes these Games. MORE

Team USA’s Nina Roth rink went to an extra end in their first game of the day against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, winning 7-6. The two teams went back and forth the whole game with three lead changes throughout the match. OAR picked up a point in the 10th to force an 11th end, but Roth picked up the win on the final stone.

Later in the evening, Roth’s squad fell to world-ranked No. 1 Canada, 11-3. The U.S. women are now 2-3 in round robin place and will return to the sheet on Feb. 19 to face Denmark and China.

Figure Skating
After a tough short program, Nathan Chen landed a historic free skate routine, earning 215.08 points to jump from 17th to fifth place in the men’s figure skating final. Chen is the first figure skater to land six quads in an Olympic routine, and his career-best score marked the fifth-best free skate score of all time using the current scoring system. Earning nine points higher than the rest of the field in free skate, Chen secured fifth place with a combined score of 297.35. 

All three American figure skaters finished in the top 10 of men’s final. Vincent Zhou also had a strong free stake, securing 192.16 points for a combined score of 276.69 to jump from 12th to sixth place in the competition. Adam Rippon had another clean skate, landing every element to score 171.41, finishing with a combined score of 259.36 for 10th place. MORE

Freestyle Skiing
Two-time Olympian Maggie Voisin finished fourth and reigning Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan placed 10th in the women’s slopestyle competition. On her third and final run, Voisin scored 81.20 points to briefly slide onto the podium before being edged out by Great Britain’s Isabel Atkin. Logan finished with a top score of 56.80 points. 

Olympic rookies Darian Stevens and Caroline Claire also competed in the event but did not advance to the finals, placing 17th and 23rd in the qualification round. MORE

Jon Lillis laid down a back full-double full-full, earning 127.44 points, to land the top spot in the men’s aerials first qualification run and an automatic berth to the 12-man final, to be contested on Sunday. Mac Bohonnon and Eric Loughran did not qualify for the finals after Bohonnon finished 11th and Loughran was 19th in the second round of qualification. MORE

Ice Hockey
The men’s ice hockey team closed out preliminary round play with a 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Despite more shots on goal - 29 to OAR’s 26 - the Americans remained scoreless. The team will now compete in the play-off qualification round for a spot in the quarterfinals. MORE

Short Track Speedskating
Americans Maame Biney, Lana Gehring and Jessica Kooreman competed in the women’s 1,500-meter qualification heats. None of the three advanced to the semifinals.

Four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender took 13th place in the women’s skeleton competition with a combined time of 3:29.61. Olympic rookie Kendall Wesenberg was 17th with a time of 3:30.92.

Ski Jumping 
In the men’s large hill individual, Kevin Bickner finished 20th in the final round, the best American finish in the event since 1992. Michael Glasder finished 46th in the first round and did not advance to the finals.