PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The world finally got to see Mikaela Shiffrin win gold, the U.S. women’s hockey team fell to Canada once again, and Jessie Diggins made Olympic history. Missed the action? We’ve got you covered.
After days of waiting, Mikaela Shiffrin finally got her first gold medal. At first, all of the delays seemed to affect the 22-year-old many believe to be the world’s greatest skier; she was in second place in the giant slalom after the first of her two runs. Then, in the three hours before the second run, she took a nap and snuck onto the men’s course for some free skiing with her mom. She returned ready to dominate, and dominate she did. On Friday, Shiffrin will go for her third gold medal in her best event, slalom, ready to make history. She’d become the only American skier to win more than two Olympic golds.
On the men’s side, Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal also made history: He became the oldest Alpine gold medalist, and his country’s first winner in
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