South Lake Tahoe's very own Jamie Anderson capped a stellar day of competition for Team USA in PyeongChang.
1. Jamie Anderson Defends Gold Medal in Women’s Slopestyle
With a near flawless first run, South Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson defended her gold medal in PyeongChang.
Anderson led a strong group of Americans who were expected to contend for medals in the women’s slopestyle and was considered the favorite to repeat.
She is the only woman ever to win this event, winning back-to-back in Sochi and PyeonChang.
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America’s attempt at a gold medal in the figure skating team event came up short as the team finished with the Bronze medal. The team’s chances took a hit when one of its stars, Nathan Chen, fell during his Olympic debut on Friday. Adam Rippon represented the U.S. in the men’s free skate, one of three programs in the Team Event. Rippon had a fluid and steady routine, but his score was hurt by not hitting a quad.
Mirai Nagasu had the most memorable of the night for Team USA during her ladies' free skate. She landed a triple axel, making her the first American woman ever to land that jump in Olympic competition.
Canada took home the gold and the Olympic Athletes from Russia took home the silver.
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2. Shiffrin Makes Her Pyeongchang Debut in Giant Slalom
UPDATE: Event has been postponed
Mikaela Shiffrin's debut at the Pyeongchang Winter Games was cancelled about three hours before it was scheduled to begin Monday because of strong winds. It was the second Alpine skiing race called off at the Olympics. A new date was not announced immediately.
Shiffrin became a breakout American star at the Sochi Olympics, where she became the youngest-ever Olympic slalom champion at age 18. She’s looking to add a lot more hardware this time.
Now 22, Shiffrin has committed to skiing both the giant slalom and the slalom In Pyeongchang, and she might add the other three individual women’s races. Last year, Shiffrin became the first woman to win three consecutive slalom world titles in 78 years.
Up first for Shiffrin: The giant slalom. She’ll look to better her fifth-place finish in the event from the 2014 Olympics. She won a silver medal in the giant slalom in the 2017 World Championships.
Lindsey Vonn, another standout American skier, will not compete in the giant slalom.
And the gold goes to…
Snowboarder Red Gerard won America’s first gold medal of the Winter Olympics on Sunday morning. Team USA will have a chance to win more harder on Monday: Medals will be awarded in eight events. Here’s how to watch all of the medal events:
Women’s Snowboarding, Slopestyle: Watch live as part of NBC’s Olympic coverage beginning Sunday beginning at Sunday at 5 p.m. PT or on digital platforms here.
Women’s Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom Run: Watch live as part of NBC’s Olympic coverage beginning Sunday at 4 p.m. PT or on digital platforms Sunday at 8:45 p.m. PT here.
Team Figure Skating: Watch live as part of NBC’s the Olympic coverage beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. PT or on digital platforms here.
Women’s Speed Skating, 1500m: Watch live on digital platforms Monday at 4:30 a.m. PT here or catch it on NBC’s primetime telecast starting Monday at 5 p.m. PT.
Biathlon, Women’s 10km: Watch live on NBC Sports on Monday at 2:10 a.m. PT or on digital platforms here.
Biathlon, Men’s 12.5 km: Watch live on digital platforms Monday at 4 a.m. PT here or catch it on NBC Sports’ broadcast at 9:15 a.m. PT.
Men’s Freestyle Skiing, Moguls: Watch live on digital platforms Monday at 4 a.m. PT here or catch it on NBC’s broadcast coverage starting at 12 p.m. PT.
Women’s Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Individual: Watch live on digital platforms Monday at 4:50 a.m. PT here or catch it on NBC’s broadcast coverage starting at 12 p.m. PT.