Winter Olympics 2018 Weekends: North Korea Cheer Squad, Mirai Nagasu’s Triple Axel and More Moments, Facts and Photos (VIDEO)

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The Olympics 2018 continue and bring us more and more winners. For some countries, the results aren’t as good as they expected, but first medal winners celebrate their victories.

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Memorable Moments

Mirai Nagasu landed triple axel

The release of “I, Tonya” was huge, but not as huge as the triple axel landed by the first US woman, Mirai Nagasu.

A triple axel (three and a half rotations) is a one of the most difficult moves in figure skating, firstly landed by Tonya Harding in 1991.

See this perfect perfomance by Mirai Nagasu:

Simen Hegstad Krueger fail and victory

Kruger made the day: he fell and broke a pole in the first 200 meters, falling to last place.

Moreover, Kruger broke his pole and it has taken some time to get to the beginning of the race.

Source: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

First 22 kilometers, Krueger passed 62 other racers to took the fifth place. 8 km was still to go.

And he has easily done it! See Kruger a few kilometers to the end:

Source: NBC

“I did not believe it when I turned and there was no one there. I just had to keep pushing forward until the final.” Kruger stated.

He crossed the final line and won a gold medal for his country, Norway.

Source: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

North Korea zombie cheer squad

North Korea cheer squad was the creepiest thing since the beginning of the Olympics 2018. They was clapping and singing like trained zombies:

It’s believed that the members of the cheer squad will go to prison or something even worse will happen if they do anything wrong during the performance.

Yura Min’s wardrobe malfunction

South Korean figure skater Yura Min had her dress came undone during the performance at the Winter Olympics.

“This is my first Olympics, our first program and if my top were to come down, that would have been a disaster.” Min stated.

She was trying to hold her hands and shoulders tightly, so the dress wouldn’t come undone completely.

They got 9th place and lost some points, but if Min stopped, they wouldn’t get anything.

Medals

The results of the weekend:

Source: CNN

Team USA at 2018 Winter Olympics

NPR has made a rather interesting article about the team US at Olympics 2018 and come up with the following results.

  • The 108 women joined the team at the 2018 contest and it’s the largest number of female participants this year;
  • It also includes 10 African-Americans, 11 Asian-Americans;
  • For the first time, the Team US has two openly gay athletes;
  • Four of the five athletes on the U.S. women’s bobsled team are people of color.

Source: NPR analysis of United States Olympic Committee data

Best Photos

Alexander Gamelin are fixing Yura Min outfit

Source: CNN

The burning of the North Korea flag during the protest

Source: CNN

Daihi Hara, Japan, at practice

Source: CNN

Kim Yo Jong waits for the start of the contest

Source: AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Max Parrot, Canadian champion, won silver medal for men’s snowboard contest

Source: CNN

Akwasi Frimpong ar the men’s skeleton event

Source: CNN

Carlijn Achtereekte of the Netherlands cheers as she won a golden medal

Source: CNN

Mirai Nagasu cheers after she nailed a triple axel

Source: AMIN MOHAMMAD JAMALI/GETTY IMAGES

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, with the President of South Korea – Moon Jae-in

Source: CNN

Chris Mazdzer won men’s single luge silver medal for the first time ever

Source: CNN

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Winter Olympics 2018 Weekends: North Korea Cheer Squad, Mirai Nagasu’s Triple Axel and More Moments, Facts and Photos (VIDEO)
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The Olympics 2018 continues and brings us more and more winners. For some countries, the results aren’t as good as they expected, but first medal winners celebrate their victories.
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