From Yun Sung-Bin’s historic gold to Lizzy Yarnold’s repeat, the skeleton did not disappoint in PyeongChang. Here are the best moments from the 2018 Winter Games:
Yun Sung-Bin delivers for South Korea
In front of a raucous home crowd, Yun not only won the first Olympic medal for South Korea in a sliding event (luge, bobsled, skeleton), he won gold in dominant fashion.
South Korean announcers lose their minds calling Yun’s gold-medal run
It was more than the home crowd, the home announcers couldn’t believe Yun’s historic performance.
Lizzy Yarnold makes history, too
Yarnold became the first woman to win two medals in skeleton, and both her medals are gold. She was down by 0.02 seconds heading into the final run, but set a course record to take gold again.
Katie Uhlaender’s resolve
Uhlaender might not have won the medal she was chasing in PyeongChang, but she slid valiantly. She was gracious about her Olympic experience. “It’s been a rollercoaster,” She said, “and that’s why I’m left feeling as though I’m not done. I wanted to walk away waying I’d done everything, maximized my potential … I just want to come here and be an athlete. I did that the best I could. I’m smiling.”
John Daly’s joy
Daly, like Uhlaender, was hoping to improve on his fourth-place finish from Sochi. Like Uhlaender, however, he also struggled. He didn’t let it ruin his Olympics, though.
Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong inspires
Frimpong became the first African athlete to compete in skeleton, and he had fun doing it.
Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo joins the party
Adeagbo became the first African woman to compete in the skeleton. The Nigerian women had a team in bobsled, too, making it an historic games for the African nation.
Anthony Watson from Jamaica wants to broaden young athlete’s horizons
Watson may have been “freezing to death” in PyeongChang, but he hopes other Jamaican athletes will follow in his footsteps in Winter Olympic sports.
The helmets, the wonderful helmets
Iron Man. A lion chasing a rabbit. Eagles. The skeleton helmets make the event even more exciting.
Skeleton, or curling?
Team USA’s skeleton was cheering on the U.S. curling team before it won gold.
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