Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn finally faced off, taking on the two-race combined super – a downhill and a slalom.
The event started off so well for Vonn, but it was Shiffrin who finished on the medal stand.
Shiffrin won a silver to go with her gold earlier in the Games. Vonn couldn't add to a bronze she already won.
[NATL] These US Athletes Won Medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Four other stories that happened in Pyeongchang over the last 24 hours:
[NATL] These Baby Olympians Are Ready for Gold
U.S. Women Beat Canada for Olympic Hockey Gold
The American women who suit up for USA Hockey had Feb. 22 circled on their calendars as soon as the 2018 Olympic schedule was announced. It’s the day they wanted revenge against Canada.
How sweet it is. Joceylne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the game-winning goal in a shootout to give the United States a 3-2 win over Canada and a gold medal Thursday at Gangneung Hockey Centre. The win gave Team USA its first women’s hockey gold since the sport was introduced in 1998 and snapped Canada’s 24-game winning streak on Olympic ice.
The United States killed a late power play, as Canada went on the man advantage with 1:35 to go in overtime. Team USA’s Megan Keller got tangled up with Marie-Philip Poulin, but the Canadians were unable to capitalize.
The bitter rivalry between the U.S. and Canada has all but defined Olympic women’s hockey. They’re so much stronger than other countries that the two teams they play in the round-robin games automatically go through to the playoffs. Team USA won gold when women’s hockey debuted as an Olympic sport at the 1998 Nagano Games, but Canada won at the next four Olympic Winter Games. In fact, the Canadians haven’t lost a game on Olympic ice since falling to the Americans in the 1998 gold medal game.
[NATL] Funny Faces of Figure Skating
Vonn Voyage! Lindsey Skis Out in Alpine Combined, Shiffrin Takes Silver
A day after winning bronze in her best discipline, Lindsey Vonn, who posted the fastest time in the downhill leg of the women’s Alpine combined, missed a gate early in the slalom and didn’t finish in what's likely the final race of her Olympic career.
Michelle Gisin of Switzerland turned in a nearly flawless performance as she finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to eclipse the silver-medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze.
Shiffrin adds the silver medal to the gold she won earlier in the games in the giant slalom.
It was very likely the first and only Olympic race between U.S. teammates Vonn and Shiffrin.
Team USA Takes Gold, Silver in Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe
Four years ago, an American won gold in the men’s ski halfpipe. This year, Americans had a chance to sweep all three medals.
They missed out by one.
David Wise defended his gold from four years ago in a dramatic final run, and fellow American Alex Ferreira took silver.
Ferreira led the way after two rounds, scoring a 96 on an electric second run. But Wise came roaring back, after falling on his first two runs, to take the lead with a 97.20.
Teammates Aaron Blunck and Torin Yater-Wallace placed seventh and ninth, respectively.
New Zealander Nico Porteous took bronze.
Austria’s Gasser Takes Big Air Gold; Team USA's Anderson Earns Silver
Austria’s Anna Gasser, the favorite in women’s snowboard big air, took gold Thursday after she landed two different 1080s — something no one else did in the competition. Gasser edged the top American in the event, Jamie Anderson, by 7.75 points points and Anderson took silver.
Scoring is determined but the best two runs out of three. Gasser broke out back-to-back double 1080s in her second and third runs for a total score of 185.00 and it was good enough for gold.
Already the Olympic champion in snowboard slopestyle, Anderson was in search of her third career Olympic gold medal. Her top trick was her first one, a frontside 1080 that received 90.00 points.
New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski Synnott took bronze.
Swedish Skier Wins Slalom Gold After Favorites Make Mistakes
With the favorites failing to finish the race, Swedish skier Andre Myhrer won the Olympic gold medal in men's slalom on Thursday.
Myhrer watched as first-run leader Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway, holding a 0.21-second advantage, skied out early in the second run. Marcel Hirscher of Austria, this season's top slalom skier, failed to even finish the first run.
The 35-year-old Myhrer finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Ramon Zenhaeusern of Switzerland, who took an unexpected silver medal. The tallest man in the race at 6-foot-7 (2 meters) threw his ski poles in the air after seeing he had taken the lead before Myhrer started.
The race was the last chance for members of the American men’s Alpine ski team, who didn't win a medal at these Olympics. Ted Ligety had the best shot, but he couldn’t win his signature event, the giant slalom, and he probably didn't win the slalom, either.