Team USA now has five gold medals after Mikaela Shiffrin made a statement with her Pyeongchang debut in the women's giant slalom.
The two-time Olympian finished fifth in the event during the 2014 Sochi Games, but she's said before, "I sure as heck am not getting fifth" at the next Olympics, and she stayed true to her word.
Shiffrin entered her second run in second place, but secured the gold with a time of 2:20.02 after she had a faster second run. Shiffrin will go for another gold in slalom Thursday, her best discipline.
It was a big day for U.S. hockey as both the men and women competed, but both teams fell short of walking away with victories.
In what's considered one of the greatest rivalries of women's hockey, Team USA fell short against Canada 2-1 during the preliminary round. They will have another shot against the Canadians later in the Games, as both countries are favorites to medal.
For the first time since the 1998 Nagano Games, Team USA's men's hockey team did not feature the top NHL players from around the U.S. Instead, the roster was made up primarily of collegiate athletes and overseas pro players. The unique roster choked away a 2-0 lead in the third period and lost 3-2 in overtime to heavy underdog Slovenia Wednesday in their Olympic opener.
Team USA's Brittany Bowe competed to a fourth place finish in the women's 1000m speedskating with a time of 1:14.36. She was less than a second away from a medal position behind Japan's Miho Takagi, who finished third with a 1:13.98.
In luge open double, two American pairs finished in the top 10. Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk finished eighth while Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman was 10th.
Bryce Bennett finished with a time of 1:42.22 in the men's downhill event as part of the Alpine skiing program. He was the U.S. best chance at making the podium, but he finished 16th.
Who said what?
American figure skaters Alexa Knierim and Chris Knierim, a husband and wife duo, revealed they found out about Florida's school shooting right before they took the ice in the mixed pairs competition.
“We wanted to skate for the 17 children that died in the Florida shooting. And today was much more than about us,” Alexa Knierim said during NBC's broadcast. “I was not focused on it while we were skating, but now that we are done, after we’ve skated, there’s an emotional hurt. I am overwhelmed."
May the hearts of those who are mourning the loss of victims in the shooting today be lifted up. You are on my mind and on my heart. God bless you all.
— Alexa ScimecaKnierim (@alexa_knierim) February 15, 2018
Did you see this?
Team USA's Kendall Coyne's goal cut Canada's lead to 2-1 early in the third period.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 15, 2018
In the women's Alpine, Shiffrin will make another run at gold in the women's slalom. Coverage starts live starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.