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Olympic Update: Historic Gold For Team USA; Vonn Win DH Bronze


Downhill Bronze for Vonn

Racing in her final Olympic downhill race, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.) won the bronze medal, leading three Americans into the top-seven Wednesday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

"This is hard for me – I have so many emotions – this is my last Olympic downhill race in my career," Vonn said. "I am sad this is my last Olympics, I want to keep racing and I would love to be in the next Olympics, but I don’t think my body can take it.
"I wanted to win for my grandfather, but I think he would still be happy with bronze," Vonn added. "That is what counts. My family is proud of me – I am proud of me – and today, bronze feels like gold."
Vonn will compete in one more Olympic event, the alpine combined, which includes one run of downhill and one run of slalom Thursday. Joining her will be Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) and Alice Merryweather (Hingham, Mass.), who will be competing in her first Olympic race. The downhill is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. KT / 9:30 p.m. EST Wednesday. The second run slalom starts at 3:00 p.m. KT / 1:00 a.m. EST … READ MORE / RESULTS / START LIST

Kasper To Lead Team USA in Slalom
Three-time Olympian Nolan Kasper (Warren, Vt.) will lead Team USA in the men’s slalom Thursday, first run scheduled for 10:00 a.m. KT / 8:00 p.m. EST Wednesday. Joining Kasper on Team USA will be David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, Colo.) and Mark Engel (Truckee, Calif.). The second run is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. KT / 11:30 p.m. EST Wednesday.
Men’s slalom


Men’s Halfpipe Finals Thursday

Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, Colo.), Alex Ferreira (Aspen, Colo.), Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, Colo.) and David Wise (Reno. Nev.), the defending halfpipe gold medalist, compete in the medal round Thursday, 11:30 a.m. KT / 9:30 p.m. EST Wednesday at Phoenix Snow Park.
Men’s Halfpipe


Diggins, Randall Win Historic Gold

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) won the team sprint to give the United States its first-ever Olympic gold medal in cross country skiing.
“It’s a dream come true,” Randall said. “When Jessie and I won the World Championship together in 2013, I got to see that a team medal is worth far more than any individual accolade. What really kept me going over the last four years was trying to contribute towards a team medal, and to do it here and get to go with Jessie one more time, it's amazing.”
“This team brings out the absolute best in me and we had so many people working so hard to give us this opportunity,” Diggins said. “Kikkan and I both knew our jobs, and we both did them well today. That feeling of being able to cross the line and have Kikkan tackle me was the coolest thing ever.”
In the chaos of the finish, Diggins laughed when admitting she had to ask Kikkan what had just happened. Kikkan told her they had won!
In the men’s team sprint, Team USA of Erik Bjornsen (Anchorage) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) finished sixth, the best Olympic result ever for the United States in men’s cross country skiing. … READ MORE / RESULTS

Mack, Corning, Gerard Advance to Big Air Medal Round

Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, Mich.), Chris Corning (Silverthorne, Colo.) and Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.) advanced to the medal round in big air competition at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center.  Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, Alaska) finished 13th in qualifying heat 2 and did not advance to the finals.
The medal round is scheduled for Saturday, 10:00 a.m. KT / 8:00 p.m. EST Friday.
Qualifying heat 1

Qualifying heat 2

Men’s big air finals

Women’s Big Air Finals Thursday
Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.), Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.) and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, Idaho) will represent Team USA in the big air finals Thursday, 9:30 a.m. KT / 7:30 p.m. EST Wednesday.
Women’s big air finals


*All times EST.
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Team sprint qualifying
8:00-11:00 p.m. - Men's slalom first run (live), men's halfpipe skiing finals (live), team sprint finals.
11:35 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Men's slalom second run (live)

1:30-5:00 p.m. - Medal Ceremony

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
7:30-9:15 p.m. - Women's big air snowboarding finals (Thursday)
8:00-10:20 p.m. - Men's slalom first run (Thursday)
9:00-10:25 p.m. - Women's alpine combined downhill (Thursday)
9:30-11:00 p.m. - Men's halfpipe skiing finals (Thursday)
11:45 p.m.-1:40 a.m. - Men's slalom second run (Thursday)

3:00-5:00 p.m. Nordic combined relay jump
8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. - Women's alpine combined downhill (live), women's big air snowboarding (live)
12:35-2:00 a.m. - Women's alpine combined slalom

5:20 -7:45 a.m. - Nordic combined relay
7:45-10:45 a.m. - Medal Ceremony

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
12:30-1:45 a.m. - Women's alpine combined slalom
2:30-3:10 a.m. - Nordic combined team large hill jump
5:20-6:20 a.m. - Nordic combined 4x5k team event

8:00-11:00 p.m. - Alpine team event, big air snowboarding (live), men's parallel GS snowboarding.

12:30-4:00 p.m. - Medals Ceremony, men's 50k classic mass start (live)

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:30-1:00 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
8:00-9:45 p.m. - Men's big air snowboarding (Saturday)
9:00-10:55 p.m. - Alpine team event (Saturday)
10:00-11:30 p.m. - Parallel giant slalom snowboarding (Saturday)

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