Warming up now is Isadora Williams, the first ever Brazilian skater to qualify for the free skate at the Olympics. She trains in New Jersey but represents her mother's native Brazil, and sees herself as an advocate for the country's nascent skating programs. "I try to do as much promotional work as possible," she said, "After my skating career I want to judge for Brazil and promote the sport in my country."
How do members of the US women's Olympic hockey team celebrate an Olympic gold medal? With a photo next to the shirtless Tongan, of course.
John Shuster has led the U.S. to the men's curling gold medal game for the very first time in its history! They beat Canada 4-3, spelling heartbreak for Canadians for the second time today.
A perfect final stone by USA skip John Shuster gives the U.S. one more point than they had a right to expect in the eight end. The USA now leads Canada 4-2 going into the penultimate frame.
Sweden becomes the first team to qualify for the men's curling final. They defeat Switzerland 9-3 after eight ends.
At the halfway point, the USA and Canada are tied 2-2 in a nervy men's curling semifinal. And for the second time today in Gangneung, an arena is filled with dueling, overlapping chants of "USA!" and "Ca-na-da!"
Suzanne Schulting if the Netherlands wins a surprising gold in the women's 1000 meter final. Canada's Kim Boutin wins silver, her third medal of these games. Italy's Arianna Fontana took bronze. The two South Korean finalists, Choi Min-jeong and Shim Sukhee, crashed while trying to make their move on the last laps, to the crowd's dismay.
China's Wu Daejing wins gold in the men's 500 meter short track final. Wu started his night by setting a new world record of 39.8 seconds. He broke that record in the final, setting a new world best time of 39.584 seconds. Hwang Dae-heon and Lim Hyo-jun, both South Korean, took silver and bronze respectively. Fourth was Canada's Sam Gerard. All four men broke the 40 second mark.
Team USA goalie Maddie Rooney was pure gold during the medal round. She stopped 41 of 43 shots in wins over Finland and Canada, not including allowing just 2 goals on 6 shots in the gold medal shootout. The U.S. snapped Canada's streak of 4 straight women's hockey Olympic golds.
The flag is raised.
The U.S. has won five medals so far today. The most medals the U.S. has won in a day at the Winter Olympics is six (Feb. 17, 2010…3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze).
Two words: Maddie. Rooney. For all the heroics of Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on her brilliant deciding shootout goal, it was the 20-year-old goaltender from Andover, Minn, that backstopped the Americans to gold for the first time since 1998. She was absolutely brilliant, making 29 saves and making four more saves in the shootout – including one on Team USA-killer Marie-Philip Poulin. If Ryan Miller became a household name for winning a silver in 2010, Maddie Rooney became an American hockey legend for this win.
USA wins! A 20-year drought is over in overtime, shootout classic. Maddie Rooney seals it after Jocelyne L-D goal.
So it's Canada's Shannon Szabados, 31-year-old two-time gold medal-winning goalie, v 20-year old Maddie Rooney of the US.
The only previous U.S.-Canada shootout in an Olympics/Worlds women's final was the 2005 Worlds (U.S. won).
We're going to a shootout. USA kills the overtime Canadian power play, and this classic will last a little longer.
Mikaela Shifrin is just the 4th American to ever win 3 Olympic alpine-skiing medals.
Lindsey Vonn makes an error high up in the slalom and is out! Mikaela Shiffrin takes silver with Michelle Gisin winning gold! Snow started to fall with three runs left... Vonn wanted a miracle but no such luck today.
Lindsey Vonn misses a gate near the top of the slalom run. She will not medal in her final Olympic alpine event. Mikaela Shifrin wins silver in the ladies combined to go with the gold she won in the giant slalom.
When they arrived in Korea two weeks ago, Olympic roommates David Wise and Alex Ferreira decided they wanted to commemorate the experience, so they went to a tattoo shop in Seoul and had the Pyeongchang Olympic logo tattooed on their arms. Thursday afternoon, they shared the Olympic podium together after taking gold and silver in men's ski halfpipe. Wise is now a two-time gold medalist in the event.
Mikaela Shifrin takes over first place in the ladies combined with the 3rd best slalom run of the day at 40.52. Her total of 2:21.87 is 0.47 ahead of Switzerland's Wendy Holdener.
Mikaela Shiffrin goes top at the women's combined with five to go...Lindsey Vonn will go last
An hour of hockey won't be enough to determine the gold medalist in the women's Olympic hockey tournament. The US and Canada are headed to overtime tied at 2-2, just like they did four years ago in Sochi. On that night, the Americans peppered Canada goalie Shannon Szabados early in the extra period, only to draw a penalty and Philip-Marie Poulin score the winning goal for Canada on the power play.
The U.S. caught the break that it needed, literally: Canada's terrible line change allowed Monique Lamoureux-Mordano to enter on a breakaway, beating Shannon Szabados to her glove side to tie the game 2-2 and give the Americans new life.