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Best. Day. Ever. 16

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  • Posted by: Sarah Braunstein
  • February 18, 2010, 10:53 AM


You ever have one of those amazing days, when it feels like you can do no wrong and everything you want to happen happens? Well, the US had one of those days yesterday when athletes representing the stars and stripes brought home six medals, a new record, including three golds.

If you didn’t tune in to the show, here’s what you missed:

Lindsey was Vonn-derful
Lindsey Vonn won the women's downhill and teammate Julia Mancuso nabbed a silver. It was just a few days ago that Vonn wasn’t sure she’d even ski, because of a shin injury. Well, she didn’t look injured at all, blowing away the competition and showing just why she was the gold medal favorite from the start.

A shiny medal for Shani
Shani Davis became the first speed skater to win the 1,000m twice. He too was joined on the podium by a teammate, bronze medalist Chad Hedrick. Davis took some heat for dropping out of the 500m, but maintaining his focus on his best event was clearly the way to go.

Piping Hot
Perhaps the most exciting haul of the day came on the half pipe where Shaun White and Scotty Lago took gold and bronze medals. White was so insanely good in his first run that there was no doubt he’d win gold. So what did he do? Wowed the crowd with his signature move, the Double McTwist 1260, in his second run.

This was an awesome day for the USA in the Olympics and hopefully the winning catches on. Lindsey Vonn goes for gold again today, the US men’s hockey team takes the ice against Norway, while the women face off against Finland, and there are medals on the line in women’s half pipe and men’s figure skating.

What did you think of the Americans’ historic day in Vancouver? Head to the comments and let me know!

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16 Comments

Shaun White is awesome!!!!!! He gets the best air and lands some pretty SICK tricks!! Totally a SNOWBOARD IDOL!!!

dats right

the USA vs CANADA hockey game was thrilling!!! as good as the americans are, no one expected them to upset the team that created the game. it was said that was the best meeting between those two teams ever since the 1980 miracle if the US hockey team. if they will three more games, not only they will go undefeated, but for the first time since 1980, the american hockey team will take home a gold medal. WAY TO GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

us is a terrible team. canada is where its at.

it was amasing it relly was i couldent bleeve that dau for USA. USA,USA.USA!!!!!!!!

shawn is awasome!

i know. he got awesome air on his victory lap and his tricks were sick !!

Flyin Tomato (Shaun White) and Lindsey Vonn are amazin!! Ummm FootballBad35, are you sure it was called a double McTwist?

Scotty Lago--- Representin!

Today was spectacular. I was waiting for Shani Davis to make his move.

Flying tomato and vonn rock

Did you guys see Shaun's last trick on his final run? That was a Double McTwist 1260! It was insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was awesome!

GO SHAWN!

I KNOW!!!!!!! HE'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :D

Your right!!! an amazing day!
Shawn White was AMAZING!!!!!! He was getting about 5 feet higher than the other competetors on his jumps.
He had already won gold before he second run, but he still beat his own score.
Vonn was favoring her shin a little, but she fought through it and had an gold medal run.

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