By now, I’m sure all of the athletes are breathing a giant sigh of relief now that the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang has finally come to an end. In this post we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite moments from the Winter Olympic Games. You may have some of your own and if so, we encourage you to share them with us! = )
First up on our favorite moment’s list is the USA Women’s Hockey Team. Defeating team Canada for the Gold medal in a penalty shoot-out brought on a lot of loud cheering and celebrating in our household. What a great accomplishment for these Ladies, bringing home the Gold in women’s hockey for the first time in 20 years. We love every member of the team and want to give a special shout out to Maddie Rooney for being an AWESOME goalie!
Next up on our favorite list, was that incredible last run that won Shaun White his Gold in the Halfpipe. Making Olympic history, Shaun White became the first Olympic Snowboarder to win three consecutive Gold Medals. Way to go Shaun! You rock! You make it look easy but we know it’s not.
Of course, we LOVED that moment when team USA beat Sweden and won their first Gold medal in Men’s Curling. Way to make history and put the sport of curling on the map! Shout out to John Shuster and the entire US Curling Team. You’ve literally curled your way into our hearts.
Our favorite Olympic Siblings include Alex and Maia Shibutani. Alex and Maia are not only talented. but they are humble and down to earth. We love that no matter where they are, while competing in Ice Dancing they always find time in their busy schedule to show some love to their fans. Congratulations on your Bronze medal and we look forward to your future success.
Saving the best for last, our top favorite moment was when two of our USA figure skaters made Olympic history. First up was Nathan Chen who literally won the Men’s Free Skate with a phenomenal comeback after his short program. Nathan skated perfectly and landed six quads in his program. This is an Olympic first and we are so proud of him. Nathan, your future is bright and you always skate like a boss.
Laslty, a HUGE shout out to our sweet Mirai Nagasu, who also accomplished a first in PyeongChang. Mirai became the first American female to land a triple axel in an Olympic competition. She is also recorded as being the third woman to do this in an Olympic game. Her accomplishment helped secure our Bronze medal in the figure skating team event. Great job Mirai and keep pursuing greatness.
We at Pinkskate want to congratulate all of our USA athletes on their accomplishments. We also want to thank them for creating some of our most memorable moments at the 2018 winter Olympics. We hope you’ll be encouraged to share your favorite moments with us as well.