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Olympic Moments: U.S. wins its first gold medal and more

Snowboarder Red Gerard wins the first U.S. gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics, speed skaters crash, and more from South Korea.

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Ski jumper Andreas Wellinger of Germany participates in the men's normal hill individual final on day one of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Center on Feb. 10, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Wellinger won the gold medal.

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Chris Mazdzer of the United States competes in the men's singles luge competition on Feb. 10. Mazdzer won the silver medal, the first U.S. men's singles luge medal ever.

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Hongzhi Xu of China and Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev of Kazakhstan collide and crash during a men's 1,500-meter short track speed skating heat on Feb. 10.

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Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, applauds during the women's preliminary round ice hockey match between Switzerland and the Unified Korean team on Feb. 10.

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Switzerland's Alina Muller scores a goal against Unified Korea's goalie, Shin So-jung, during the women's preliminary round ice hockey match between Switzerland and the Unified Korean team on Feb. 10.

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North Korean supporters cheer Un Song Choe of North Korea during the 1,500-meter short-track speed skating on Feb. 10.

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Seung-Hoon Lee of South Korea competes in the men's 5,000-meter speed skating event on day two on Feb. 11.

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Gold medal winner Andreas Wellinger of Germany, flanked by silver medal winner Johann Andre Forfang of Norway, right, and bronze medal winner Robert Johansson, also of Norway, poses after the men's normal hill individual ski jumping competition on Feb. 11.

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David Gleirscher of Austria competes in the men's singles luge competition at the Olympic Sliding Center on Feb. 11. Gleirscher won the gold medal.

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Silver medal winner Chris Mazdzer of the United States, gold medal winner David Gleirscher of Austria and bronze medal winner Johannes Ludwig of Germany celebrate after the luge men's singles competition on Feb. 11. 

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Perrine Laffont of France competes during the freestyle skiing women's moguls final at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb.11. Laffont, 19, delivered in the final round to capture gold.

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Cayla Barnes, left, and Hilary Knight of the United States embrace after winning their women's preliminary-round ice hockey game against Finland at the Kwandong Hockey Center on Feb. 11.

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Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva competes in the figure skating team event's women's single skating short program at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 11.

A devoted fan of K-pop, Medvedeva listened to boy-band Exo before her stunning short program gave her 81.06 points. The landings on her jumps were feather-light, and the spins were elegant.

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Italy's Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek react after competing in the figure skating team event's pairs free skating on Feb. 11.

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Italy's Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek compete in the figure skating team event's pairs free skating on Feb. 11.

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Satoko Miyahara of Japan competes in the team event's women's single skating short program competition on Feb. 11.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada compete in the ice dance short dance of the figure skating team event on Feb. 11.

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Japan's Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara compete in the figure skating team event's pairs free skating on Feb.11.

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Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford compete in the free skate in the figure skating team event on Feb. 11. They won and captured 10 more points for Canada’s squad.

 

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Russian athletes Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev perform during the ice dance short dance team event on Feb. 11.

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Chris Knierim of the U.S. looks up to his wife and skating partner Alexa Scimeca Knierim during the pair free skating of the figure skating team event competition on Feb. 11.

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Volunteers watch as Russia's Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert compete in the figure skating team event pair skating free skating on Feb. 11.

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Alex and Maia Shibutani of the U.S. during the ice dance short dance of the figure skating team event competition on Feb. 11.

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Israel's Aimee Buchanan competes in the figure skating team event women's single skating on Feb. 11.

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Carolina Kostner of Italy competes in the figure skating team event women's short program on Feb. 11.

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Mae Berenice Meite of France competes in the figure skating team event women's short program on Feb. 11.

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Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed of Japan compete in the team ice dance, short dance event on Feb. 11.

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Gold medalist and new Olympic record holder Sven Kramer of The Netherlands celebrates with silver medalist Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada, left, and bronze medalist Norway's Sverre Lunde Pedersen, right, after the men's 5,000 meter race at the Gangneung Oval on Feb. 11.

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American gold medalist Redmond Gerard poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the snowboard men's slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza on Feb. 11.

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Redmond Gerard wins the gold medal during the snowboarding men's slopestyle finals on Feb. 11.

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Gold medalist Carlijn Achtereekte of the Netherlands smiles during the medal ceremony for the women's speed skating 3,000 meter event on Feb. 11.

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