The Shib sibs retake the ice in the second part of the ice dance competition. Maddie Bowman looks to repeat her gold medal performance from Sochi in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe. The men’s U.S. hockey team opens the elimination round against Slovakia.
Here’s what you need to see in the next 24 hours in Pyeongchang:
Team USA Men’s Hockey Beats Slovakia, Moves on to Quarterfinals
The United States’ men’s hockey defeated Slovakia 5-1 Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals.
Next, Team USA will face the Czech Republic on Wednesday night (Tuesday in the U.S.).
The Americans beat Slovakia 2-1 in group play last week. It was America’s only win in group play. With National Hockey League players absent in the Olympics, Team USA is comprised of mostly college kids who failed to make it into the professional league.
Team USA's Sigourney Takes Bronze in Freeski Halfpipe; Canada’s Sharpe Wins Gold
Cassie Sharpe of Canada held off a strong field on Tuesday to win gold in women's freeski halfpipe at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Marie Martinod of France took silver, while Team USA's Brita Sigourney earned bronze.
Defending Olympic champion Maddie Bowman was unable to replicate her Sochi success. She fell on all three of her runs and finished 11th. Annalisa Drew of Team USA finished fourth.
Canada Wins Gold in Ice Dance; 'Shib Sibs' Take Bronze
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won gold in the ice dance, and knocked Team USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue into fourth place, with a record score of 206.07 points on Tuesday.
But the United States didn’t go without a medal in the event — sibling duo Maia and Alex Shibutani earned bronze. The "Shib Sibs" performed a strong free skate to a medley of Coldplay songs.
France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took silver. The French pair broke their own world record for a free dance with 123.35 points to “Moonlight Sonata.” But Virtue and Moir answered back, beating France with a new best, 122.40 points.
Korea Clinches Semifinals With Win Over Team USA
South Korea and the U.S. were both playing for something important Monday night.
A win by the South Korean squad would guarantee them a spot in the women's curling semifinals, something very few people would have predicted before competition began. The U.S., on the other hand, was simply fighting to stay in contention. Sitting at 4-3 and tied for fourth in the standings, the U.S. virtually needed to win out in round robin play to keep their hopes alive.
In the end, it was South Korea clinching, while the U.S. is now hoping for help to move on after losing to the home team 9-6.