Olympics Highlights: Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold! Plus, a Tough Loss for the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team
Here are three updates from Day Six of the Olympics in South Korea . . .
1. This happened late last night so it might be a spoiler . . . but U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin won Gold in the giant slalom yesterday. (You can check out the results here.)
Four years ago, she won Gold in the regular slalom when she was just 18 years old. She’s the youngest person to ever win it.
2. The U.S. men’s hockey team suffered a pretty rough loss to SLOVENIA yesterday. We were up by two goals in the third period, but Slovenia clawed their way back and won in overtime. We’re ranked 5th, and they’re 15th. So it was a pretty big upset. We still have a shot at a medal though, even Gold. It just makes it a little harder.
The NHL was worried about injuries and didn’t let the pros play in the Olympics this year for the first time in two decades. So our team’s not nearly as strong as usual. But it also affects other countries too, like Canada and Russia.
3. U.S. speedskater Brittany Bowe just missed out on a medal in the women’s 1,000 meters early yesterday morning. She lost the Bronze by less than four-tenths of a second and finished fourth. But she still has a chance in the 500 meters, and the team event.
(Check out the updated medal count at NBCOlympics.com/medals.)