Olympics Day 15 Recap: Team USA

February 18, 2022
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Olympics Day 15 Recap: Team USA

Figure skating: History was made on the ice this morning when Timothy LeDuc became the first openly nonbinary athlete to compete at the Winter Olympics, performing a wonderful pairs short program with their partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble. What a moment.

  • Even better, the duo qualified for tomorrow’s free skate, along with fellow U.S. pair Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier.

🥌 Curling: Team Shuster justmissed the podium, losing 8–5 to Canada in this morning’s bronze medal match. While the 2018 gold medalists didn’t capture a medal in Beijing, they did capture the hearts of a nation, including “Mr. The Rock” and Mr. T. We pity the fool who tries to mess with this squad.

⛷️ Alpine skiing: After a challenging stretch marked by three disappointing DNFs, two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin will race in tonight’s mixed team competition, her final event in Beijing.

  • And she has a message for the haters. “Why do I keep coming back?” she wrote on Twitter. “That’s where I’m meant to be and I’m stubborn as s**t.” Can’t wait to watch you fly, Mikaela.