The Winter Games have started and so far there have been quite a few OMG moments, and here are my top five of those crazy instances.
USA Luger Emily Sweeney Walks Away From a Major Crash
On Tuesday, Sweeney lost control on her 9th turn and hit into the wall. She nosedived off her luge and rolled down to the finish line at a staggering 60 mph.
Amazingly, Sweeney walked away from the crash uninjured.
I’m shocked that she wasn’t seriously harm after watching the 19 second video. Thank God she was able to come off the ice without suffering any major injuries.
USA Women’s Hockey Player Scores Two Goals Only 6 Seconds Apart
The forward was able to score two goals in a whopping six seconds. The original holder of the record was Carl Goran Oberg from Sweden, who scored two goals in eight seconds in 1960.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018
Of course Twitter went crazy over this spectacular achievement,
Jocelyne Lamoureux with literally the filthiest goal in this entire tournament
U N R E A L pic.twitter.com/DSt4AE4mrV
— Hannah Bevis (@Hannah_Bevis1) February 13, 2018
Strongly believe that Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson should be trending nation-wide right now. Two goals in 6 seconds to break open an Olympic game vs the Russians should be big news.
— Bruce LeVine (@BruceLeVinePuck) February 13, 2018
Lamoureux-Davidson and the rest of the team will compete in the semifinals against Team Canada on Feb 15 at 2:40 am.
Maybe, the forward will score three goals in 5 seconds. THAT WOULD BE BANANASSSSSS.
Australian Snowboarder Whips Out At The Winter Olympics
During the last run of the snowboard halfpipe, Emily Arthur took a nasty fall. She was trying to complete a 540 cab but she landing awkwardly and she hit her shoulder and face of the center of the pipe. Arthur suffered wounds to her nose and right eye (cut) but no concussion.
The Aussie later told reporters that “everything’s fine and I’m sure I’ll be back on snow in a couple of days.”
Thankfully, the snowboarder will live to try and conquer the snow in the near future.
Snowboarder Drops F-Bomb On National TV
Red Gerard had an eventful day during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The 17-year won his first gold medal in the snowboard slopestyle after he had to be woken up by his roommate and fellow snowboarder Kyle Mack. Like most teens, he went asleep while watching Netflix the previous night. After, Mack woke him up, Gerard was unable to find his jacket and had to use a jacket belonging to his roommate. The teen wasn’t late to his event. After winning the gold he had a colorful way of expressing his excitement by dropping a “holy fuck” that NBC wasn’t able to cut out.
— bobby cherry ⛸ (@GoBobbo) February 11, 2018
NBC host Mike Tirico had to apologize to viewers for the snowboarder’s colorful choice of words.
Out of all the moments in the Winter Games this has got to be one of my favs because it is so common in today’s society. I mean who hasn’t falling asleep while watching Netflix or Hulu?
Shirtless Olympians Makes a Return in Winter Games Opening Ceremony
During the Olympics opening ceremony, Tonga’s flag bearer Pita Taufatofua decided once again to go topless in 28-degree temperature. He’s a pretty brave and fearless dude in my eyes.
With nothing but coconut oil covering the top-half of his body, Taufatofua proudly wave his country’s flag in freezing weather. He did the same thing in 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
The Tonga’s native was once again a big hit on Twitter,
Tonga strikes again!
— Megan Grace (@laughterness) February 9, 2018
Massive props for going shirtless in that weather.
I love the display of culture here. He is very proud of Tonga, you can tell.
— Eichi Bakada (@saibaruuu) February 9, 2018
The Winter Games have given us plenty of great moments, so far and I am sure that there will be plenty more to come. In my eyes, the world could use a some positive energy in these crazy times.
The last day of the 2018 Winter Olympics will be on Feb 25, 2018.