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2000px-PyeongChang_2018_Winter_Olympics.svgThe Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have been captivating audiences across the world. This week has been filled with incredible wins, crazy upsets and stories of inspiration. Here are some of the top moments from the second week of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

USA’s Overtime Hockey Win

The U.S. women’s hockey team owns Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, after breaking Canada’s remarkable streak of success. The only previous U.S. win had come in the tournament’s first year, in 1998. Regulation time had ended with a 2-2 tie, and when a 20-minute overtime didn’t produce a sudden-death goal, a penalty shootout also ended in a 2-2 tie. That sent it to a sudden-death shootout to decide who would wear gold.

Mikaela Shiffrin Brings Home the Silver

For her second medal of the Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin took home the silver in a downhill skiing event. She beat out Lindsey Vonn, who is considered one of the best skiers in the U.S. Vonn struggled during her run, as she missed a gate midway down the course and did not finish her race. More than likely, that was Vonn’s last time ever competing in the Olympics.

USA Places Ninth in Women’s Figure Skating

According to The Associated Press, the U.S. women’s figure skating team finished off it’s worst showing in the modern-era Olympics. Overall results have been disastrous for the team, and USA Today said it was the worst performance by U.S. women ever in the short program, which began in 1976. The U.S. men did not fare much better in their individual event, failing to bring home a medal.

Upset in Men’s Curling

The U.S. men’s curling team took home the gold medal after an upset against Canada in a semifinal match. Canada was the defending three time back to back Olympic gold medalists and reigning world champions. Led by John Shuster, the Americans will be making their first appearance in the gold medal game early on Saturday.

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