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Gold Is A Girl’s New Best Friend

There is no stopping Team USA as the women’s ice hockey team brought home the gold in the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics on February 21st. This is the first time since 1998 that the U.S. has beat out Canada for the win, which happened in overtime on Wednesday.

There was an intense back and forth with the Americans scoring in the first and third rounds and the Canadians scoring twice in the second. Team USA definitely dominated possession of the puck in the second period. However, in overtime, player Megan Killer was hit with a penalty for an illegal play, giving Canada the upper hand. Both teams showed top notch skills making the outcome incredibly unpredictable
For the fans, this was an emotional match on both sides complete with roaring chanting show downs for their respective teams. They were just as hungry as the players for that gold medal win.

After a close game, with a score of 2-2 in regulation time, everything came down to a sudden-death shootout. Even though Canada’s star goalie, Shannon Szabados, showed her amazing skills in the 3-hour game it was USA goalie, Madeline Rooney who made that last winning save.

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The U.S. has now racked up 8 gold medals behind Germany, Canada, and Norway. With a 21-medal total, it’s soon to be determined how Team USA will continue in these final days of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Who Runs The World, Girls!

The women of the U.S. are kicking butt and taking names this year at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the whole world is taking notice.
Representing for the ladies was Chloe Kim who scored a gold medal on the half pipe this week. On top of that, she became the youngest women ever to win an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding at only 17 years old.

In the snowboarding slopestyle competition, athlete Jamie Anderson become a returning champ as she took home the Gold again for the United States. In her first run of the competition, Anderson led the scoreboard with 83 points for the win.

Mirai Nagasau, also raised a big applause when she became the first American women ever to land a triple axel in figure skating. At only 24, this was a personal best and she took home third place overall representing Team USA.

These fabulous ladies did not disappoint, and the U.S. is rooting for them as we continue with Day 6 of the Winter Olympic Games.