The men's short program is underway at Gangneung Ice Arena, where American figure skater Nathan Chen hopes to land his array of quads that could allow him to challenge for an Olympic medal. "I don't know how to explain it, it's insane", she added. "So now we got the ball rolling. I told Chris today he'd need to be so much stronger than me".
As well she should be.
Mikaela Shiffrin continued the gold streak for the Americans at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang by taking the top spot on the podium for the women's giant slalom on Thursday.
She collected Team USA's fifth gold on Thursday and is clear favorite to win her third Olympic gold on Friday.
She was initially going for five golds, but after heavy winds wreaked havoc on the skiing schedule, she chose to pull out of the super-G. She still intends to enter the downhill and combined.
"I put some of my good skiing from training in there, but I also feel like I can go a little bit harder", she said. "Maybe, '" said her father, Jeff.
Her go-to workout song is Daft Punk's "Get Lucky". On Thursday, she faced a two-tenths of a second deficit after the morning run but raced the second run 1.62 seconds faster than the first and posted a total time of 2:20.02 in the afternoon.
On the men's side, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal also made history: At 35, he became the oldest Alpine gold medalist and his country's first victor in the downhill. Switzerland's Beat Feuz earned the bronze.
Shiffrin's trendline in GS: second at the 2017 world championships, second in the 2016-17 World Cup standings, two GS wins this World Cup season. Shiffrin trailed by 0.20 seconds after the first run but powered through a course filled with bumps to quickly make up time in the second. "But we're in good shape".
"The conditions are great, the weather is lovely and Im excited to see what I can do".
Alexa Scimeca Knierem said, "We wanted to skate for the 17 children that died in the Florida shooting and today it was much more than about us you know we wanted to tribute to the United States for their loss". Shiffrin could race four more times in Pyeongchang and has a shot to join elite company here.
Valentine's Day race day conditions were flawless, unlike the last few days of strong winds. She takes the gold!
When giant slalom got pushed back, that meant the Wednesday slalom would have been Shiffrin's opener - her best event. I was able to eat my breakfast, which normally on race day I am not able to do. The refined surface came with it a confidence Stiegler hadn't felt through much of her two weeks thus far in PyeongChang. "I think we're more emotional than her". So what did Shiffrin do to stay chill while waiting on a shot to determine her Olympic fate?
The government suspended the passports of 14 opposition leaders including strategist David Ndii and financier Maina Wanjigi. Miguna Miguna was taken from his Nairobi home to a police station, the NASA coalition wrote on its Twitter feed.
The atmosphere remained gloomy in Kabal tehsil of Swat on Sunday a day after the suicide attack at the army sports area. The region was controlled by a local faction of the Taliban between 2007 and 2009. "Wait for more (attacks) to follow".
On Tuesday night's episode , Mathews continued asking about Omarosa's former boss, including whether she would vote for him again. However, she lost her title when " The Cosby Show " star Keshia Knight Pulliam won the first-ever Right to Recast.
Speaking before Davis' tweet, Hamlin said her family would be thrilled to watch her carry the flag. "I slide that's what I do. Walking out in front of a lot of people and even more people watching from home. that's going to be way more nerve wracking".
On its website, the Met Office says: "Icy patches are expected to form in places on untreated surfaces on Sunday morning". Temperatures in the north will be 8C at their highest, with the south-west enjoying slightly higher temperatures of 12C.
An asteroid between 50 and 130 feet wide will fly by the Earth on Friday on a path closer than the moon's, NASA said this week. NASA expects the asteroid to zoom past the United Kingdom at about 10.30pm GMT, travelling at five miles per second.
Moon will also hold a lunch with the North Korean delegation, his spokesman, Kim Eui-kyeom, told a media briefing. As he warns the world against falling for North Korea's diplomatic overtures around the Winter Olympics, U.S.
After the story went up this morning, Kirk & Callahan at WEEI exposed Borges by tweeting out the text chain. But then I was just like, whatever, screw it, I'll just call him and he's gonna know it's not Don Yee .
A filibuster is a tactic used in the Senate to keep a bill from a vote by keeping a debate going on to discuss the legislation. Multiple sources with direct knowledge told CNN Tuesday that budget negotiators are on the verge of a major spending deal .
Serena and Alexis' baby couldn't be cuter
The 23-time Grand Slam champion played in her first competitive match since winning last year's Australian Open final. Their pairing for the dead-rubber looked set to be a final, feel-good victory lap for the Americans.
Second Federal Judge Blocks Move to End DACA
Created by the Obama administration through executive action in 2012, DACA now protects almost 700,000 Dreamers from deportation. Alsup explained that the Department of Homeland Security's "decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise".
North Korea says it's not interested in meeting US VP Pence
Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said the North Korean delegates will attend the opening ceremony of the Games on Friday evening. South Korea Winter Olympics will start in the northeastern city of Pyeongchang as of Friday (February 9).
The Surge 2 Confirmed For 2019
It isn't clear if The Surge 2 multiplayer will be a thing, but I can definitely see the potential for an awesome co-op experience. Combat is more brutal and tactical than ever , with even more options thanks to an expanded limb targeting system .
Pak court to deliver 'blasphemy' murder verdict
Mr Khan, 23, a communications student, was attacked and killed by a mob on the campus after a dormitory debate about religion. In 2011, a bodyguard assassinated Punjab Governor Salman Taseer after he called for the blasphemy laws to be reformed.
4400 year old Tomb of an ancient woman has been discovered
Minister Anani said he was hopeful of further discoveries at the site, which is located about 20km (12 miles) south of Cairo. The famous Egyptian archeologist Zahi Hawass has previously discovered a group of ancient Egyptian tombs in this area.