Winter Olympics 2018 Highlights: Chloe Kim, Penis-Men Statues, Robotic Olympics and More

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Winter Olympic Games continue and as for today, we have even more incredible victories, stories and funny moments you can’t miss.

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Chloe Kim Gold Medal

Chloe Kim, US teenager who made history at Winter Olympics when she won a gold medal at just 17.

Now she is the youngest female snowboarder to win an Olympic medal.

Kim — from Torrance, California — earned a whopping 93.75 in her first run in the women’s halfpipe finals that included a frontside 1080 (or three full rotations in the air) and front 900 with a tail grab.

She even found time to tweet between her runs, writing, “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry.”

Shaun White and Scotty James

Australian Scotty James looked to have the top qualification spot secured with a score of 96.75, but the US’s Shaun White had other ideas, coming out moments later and achieving a near-perfect score of 98.50.

Red Gerard is a lucky bastard

The 17-year-old Red Gerard overslept after a late night of bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ignoring the alarm he had set because he was supposed to compete on Sunday morning.

Despite that morning incident, Gerard still won a gold medal, the first for a U.S. team at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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His three snowboarding runs won a combined score of 87.16 out of 100, placing him first over Canada’s silver medal winner, Max Parrot.

Gerard is the youngest American man to win a gold medal in 90 years and that’s why we forgive him saying “holy fuck!” on NBC’s live feed when the results were announced.

The penis-men statues

Olympic Games visitors have fun while in PyeongChang.

Near the ski jump area and Olympic media center stands a trio of silver men wearing only a phallic helmet. The statue is a piece called “Bullet Men” and arrived in PyeongChang long before the Olympics. For some reason, it’s become a viral sensation in Japan under the hashtag which translates to “I have no idea.”

Robotic Olympics in PyeongChang

Robots have their own Olympic Ski Challenge just outside of PyeongChang.

Eight robotics teams from South Korea’s institutes, universities and a private company competed in a tournament called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge” hoping to win $10,000.

Social media users couldn’t miss such huge event and react with memes and funny comments.

Here are most adorable photos of Ski Robot Challenge 2018.

How to pick up an athlete – Tinder lifehack

Tinder users don’t waste the chance to match with athletes at the Winter Olympics. People are changing their Tinder locations so they can swipe on athletes at the Olympic Villages in South Korea.

According to Tinder data, there’s been a 1,850 percent increase in swipers “passporting” to the Olympic Villages, where the athletes are staying.

Tinder says it’s seen a 348 percent increase in overall Tinder usage in the Olympic Villages, a 565 percent in right swipes, and a 644 percent increase in matches.

Adam Rippon and Reese Witherspoon

Adam Rippon is a new shining star of these Olympics. From the very beginning, he drew attention as he was announced as the first openly gay American male athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Finally, we had a chance to see his debut for the figure skating U.S. team.

Although the U.S. team placed third, earning them a bronze medal, the internet is crowning him the true winner of the games.

Actually, it’s hard to decide who is more popular today – Adam Rippon himself or his Twitter page, especially after chain of posts with Reese Witherspoon.

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