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Saying goodbye to Pyeongchang

2018 Olympics comes to an end

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Mirai Nagasu competes in ice skating during the Olympics. Overall, the U.S. ice skating team picked up two bronze medals at the games.

Mirai Nagasu competes in ice skating during the Olympics. Overall, the U.S. ice skating team picked up two bronze medals at the games.

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Mirai Nagasu competes in ice skating during the Olympics. Overall, the U.S. ice skating team picked up two bronze medals at the games.

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

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For 16 days, athletes from around the world gathered in Pyeongchang, South Korea to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Americans watched as seventeen year old Red Gerard pulled off an upset to win gold at Snowboarding Men’s Slopestyle and Shaun White had his redemption in winning the halfpipe.

“My favorite part was Chloe Kim winning gold for the United States since she is 17 and I think it is so cool that someone close to my age has achieved so much,” senior Angelica Perez said. “I love figure skating just because of how competitive it is and the sport is just so exciting to watch.”

For many, the Olympics is a chance to watch sports they wouldn’t normally watch.

“The event I enjoyed a lot that I don’t usually watch was the half-pipe,” senior Ariana Vieira said. “I usually watch the figure skating, so this was a little different. I enjoyed watching this event because of all the tricks that the athletes would do on their runs.”

However, the Americans finished fourth in the final medal count with only 23 total medals. This fell short of what the U.S. Olympic Committee had predicted but for some this was not a concern at all.

It was really great getting to watch the Olympics and I’m sad it’s over.”

— Kevin Daniels

“Of course I want the U.S. to win, but I care more about just watching cool stuff I wouldn’t normally see,” sophomore Kevin Daniels said. “It was really great getting to watch the Olympics and I’m sad it’s over.”

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