US teenager makes history at Winter Olympics
According to CNN Sports, former teenage standout and 17-year-old Chloe Kim is now the youngest Olympic gold medalist on snow. The 5ft 3in athlete made the spotlight in South Korea on Tuesday when she won the women’s halfpipe gold with a near-perfect score of 98.25.
Shaun White wins his third and US’s 100th gold in Winter Olympics
According to CNN Sports, Shaun White, iconic U.S. snowboarder, won his third Olympic halfpipe gold medal, which is also the 100th overall at a Winter Games for Team USA. The 31-year-old pulled off an epic final run and scored a 97.75 when he included his trademark double McTwist 1260 along with his own back-to-back 1440s for the first time in competition. His achievement has placed him with Olympic legends such as Michael Phelps.
Golfer Bill Haas injured in fatal car crash
Pro golfer Bill Haas was involved and injured in a fatal car crash Feb. 13 in Pacific Palisades, Calif., according to USA Today. Both the PGA Tour and Haas’ manager, Allen Hobbs, confirmed in a statement that the 35-year-old player was a passenger in the car that was involved in the accident. Haas avoided serious injuries and was planning to return to his home on Greenville, S.C., after his release from the hospital. The PGA said that the six-time winner of the PGA Tour will withdraw from the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.
US Hockey loses in overtime to Slovenia in Winter Olympics
According to The New York Times, Team Slovenia’s Jan Mursak scored 38 seconds into overtime, making that his second goal of the game. With this point, Slovenia raised up with a two-goal deficit in the third period to stun the United States, 3-2, in overtime in their men’s hockey opener.
Three books to be published on the Olympics
According to The New York Times, with this year’s Winter Olympics hosted in Pyeonchang, South Korea, three books will delve into the history of the Games and the sacrifices required of the athletes to win gold. The books include: “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics” by David Goldblatt, “The boy of Winter: The untold story of a Coach, a Dream and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team” by Wayne Coffey and “The Second Mark: Courage, Corruption and the Battle for Olympic Gold” by Joy Goodwin.