PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- What a day for Team USA. After 20 years, the women's hockey team finally took down Canada, while Mikaela Shiffrin, Jamie Anderson, David Wise and Alex Ferreira added four more medals on the United State's most successful day at the Pyeongchang Games so far. Here's what you missed from Day 12 of the Winter Olympics.
The American women finally did it. Two decades after their last gold medal and 38 years to the day after the men's famous "Miracle on Ice" victory, the hockey team beat Canada in a dramatic overtime shootout. The two teams were deadlocked, 2-2 at the end of regular play. Overtime yielded no further goals, leaving both sets of fans in agony as the players lined up to take penalty shots. In the sixth round of the shootout, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson faked out the Canadian goaltender to score, while the United State's 20-year-old Maddie Rooney stuffed the last two Canadians to secure a 3-2 win. Twitter erupted immediately.
I hate shootouts to decide a Gold medal. But I instantly cried when that final save was made. 20 years it's... https://t.co/kKqWOjPVmp
- Julie Chu (@juliechu13) February 22, 2018
- Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) February 22, 2018
1/2 of @ayeshacurry is so mad right now that we just beat Canada on the ICE! ����������������������������
- Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 22, 2018
- Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) February 22, 2018
I did hate shootouts yesterday, but maybe they are not too bad after all! ���� ���� USA. And I do love our flag!! pic.twitter.com/njqBSA83b4
- Coach Tony Granato (@TonyGranato) February 22, 2018
From our gold medal winning team to yours, Congratulations @usahockey Women's Team!
"This is your time" to quote our Coach!
Enjoy this moment - you deserve it!
�������� #believe #gold #nomiracleneeded https://t.co/UIInVRGcjT
- 1980 Miracle Team (@1980MiracleTeam) February 22, 2018
Twenty. TWENTY!@maddie_rooney35, #TeamUSA's goalie, is just 20 years old! She stopped a FOUR TIME OLYMPIAN in her tracks & held her own in the shootout to help secure #GOLD for @USAHockey! UNREAL. pic.twitter.com/foHqOGP4Xh
- U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 22, 2018
Over under on when I'm going to stop crying about this https://t.co/QpsMCIfqVf
- Hannah Bevis (@Hannah_Bevis1) February 22, 2018
- Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) February 22, 2018
Women's snowboard big air
In a marquee day for women's snowboarding, Jamie Anderson added a silver to her slopestyle gold. Anderson was in the lead until the very last run of the contest, when Austria's Anna Gasser landed an enormous cab double cork 1080 to pass her. New Zealand's 16-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott snagged bronze to win her country's second ever Winter Olympics medal, the first in 26 years.
Mikaela Shiffrin came out on top in the much-anticipated duel between her and fellow U.S. ski titan Lindsey Vonn. In what was likely her final Olympic race, the 33-year-old veteran came in first in the downhill portion of the combined event, but didn't finish the slalom. Shiffrin, 22, was sixth after the downhill but made up the time in her best event to grab silver. Switzerland's Michelle Gisin nabbed gold. "I take a lot of great memories with me. I've had such a great experience with my teammates here," Vonn said. "When you're older you have a different appreciation for life and the experiences you've had."
It really has been an honor competing with these two champions! @lindseyvonn and @mikaelashiffrin I was never able to step it up on the World Cup tour like these too, but I somehow found that special energy at the Olympics to put down my very best runs. I wish I could have been out there competing with them today, it would have been fun to say the least. With Lindsey competing in her last Olympics this is it! Proud to be a part of this fast group of females! @usskiteam #olympics #funolympics #pyeongchang2018
Men's ski halfpipe
David Wise had one good run, and he made it count. After losing his skis on the first and crashing on his second, he mustered a dream run on his third to win gold. He overtook teammate and Olympic Village roommate Alex Ferreira, with whom he got matching Pyeongchang Olympics tattoos before the event to commemorate their time here. They have even more to celebrate now. Nico Porteous, 16, stunned even himself to win bronze, earning New Zealand its second medal of the day after a 26-year drought. That kind of accomplishment definitely deserves a congrats from the prime minister herself.
- Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) February 22, 2018