TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 13, 2018: It was the snowboarder’s day at the Winter Games in PyeongChang.
First came American Chloe Kim, 17, who put down a winning run in the first round, but stuck around for two more runs and produced a sensational third run to win the gold medal with a score of 98.25!
That was great, but then came the men’s qualifying – just qualifying – and it turned into an even more entertaining show with five men over 90 points and Shaun White, now 31, taking on all comers.
His first-round score of 93.25 looked like the sure leader for the day, but he was passed twice in the second round and then came back with a stunner: 98.50, even better than Kim and a statement about what it will take to beat him in the final.
There’s a lot more, including:
- Our exclusive team scores after four days;
- How robots could ski where the athletes couldn’t;
- A gold medal, at last, for Austria’s super-skier, Marcel Hirscher;
- Back-to-back golds for Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger in Luge;
- More Dutch domination in Speed Skating (are these people human?).
Tonight/tomorrow’s finals will include Mikaela Shiffrin in the women’s Slalom and possibly the first U.S. Speed Skating medal since 2010 (or maybe not).