Olympics Day 13 Recap: Team USA
🎿 Freestyle skiing: Team USA came through with the ultimate one-two punch last night, with Alex Hall winning gold and his teammate Nick Goepper taking the silver in the men’s freeski slopestyle final.
🏒 Men’s hockey: With current NHL players not competing in Beijing, a ragtag, young U.S. squad fell 3–2 to Slovakia in a quarter-final shootout last night. Good thing we can always count on the women.
🥌 Curling: Following a tough loss to Canada last night, Team Peterson was knocked out of playoff contention with this morning’s 10–7 loss to Japan. Not the result we wanted, but we loved rockin’ with them along the way.
🎿Olympics Day 12 Recap: Team USA
⛸ Figure skating: In other figure skating news, Mariah Bell, Karen Chen and Alysa Liu qualified for Thursday’s free skate, thanks to strong performances during this morning’s short program. Good things come in threes.
💨 Speed skating: We have a need…a need for speed. The U.S. notched another medal overnight — a bronze in the men’s team pursuit, marking the red, white and blue’s first medal in the event since 2010.
🎿 Freestyle skiing: After winning aerials bronze in her Olympic debut yesterday (Team USA’s first individual aerials medal since 1998), Megan Nick shouted out the women who are “pushing the sport” and “inspir[ing] more people and more women to believe that they can do it as well.” You know we love it.