Top 5 moments from week two of the Winter Olympics


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Emily Clement

The second week of the Winter Olympics, and the Games as a whole, is coming to a close. There were multiple big moments from the week.

Check out the top five moments from week two:

1. USA Women’s Hockey takes down Canada to win gold.

The Canadian Olympic hockey team has won the gold medal in the last four Winter Olympic Games, but they were officially dethroned of the gold medal on Wednesday night. Team USA took down Canada for the gold after a shootout that lead to a 3-2 win for the Americans.

2. Team USA makes it to the curling finals for the first time ever.

The USA Olympic curling team took down three-time defending gold medalist Canada to move on to the curling finals for the first time in history.

3. USA Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn ends career with bronze.

Lindsey Vonn missed the gold medal in her final downhill skiing race after not competing for eight years. This was her third Olympic medal.

4. Team USA wins its first cross-country skiing gold medal ever.

Kikkan Randall and and Jessie Diggins pulled off an incredible gold medal win on Wednesday. Diggins won gold for Team USA in the last few seconds of the cross-country finals.

5. There are still more primetime matches to come.

The two bigger primetime competitions, men’s hockey and figure skating finals, are still to come!

The closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday.

Here are the current top 5 gold medal standings:

Norway– 13 gold, 12 silver, 10 bronze= 35 total

Germany– 13 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze= 25 total

Canada– 9 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze= 24 total

USA– 8 gold, 7 silver, 6 bronze= 21 total

Netherlands– 7 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze= 17 total