“I dreamt a couple nights ago that Laura and I were on the podium together,” Yarnold said. “I didn’t tell Laura until just after, because I didn’t want to jinx it.”
“During the normal hill final, I was feeling OK but couldn’t find my best jumps,” Stoch said. “Today, I did truly my best ski jumping and these were the best jumps I could do.”
“It’s going well,” said Norwegian coach Tor Arne Hetland. “It’s the national sport in Norway, so of course it is an important sport for us.”
“I felt like extreme sports were my thing,” Abramenko said.
The 28-year-old Austrian is expected to duel with his main rival in World Cup races, Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway. American Ted Ligety will try to defend the title he won at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
IT’S HISTORY: We’re convinced NBC’s Leigh Diffey can narrate a Monday morning commute to work and make it sound thrilling and history-making. He and analyst Bree Schaaf turned the women’s skeleton competition into high drama. “Lizzy Yarnold proves she is an Olympic legend,” Diffey said of Britain’s two-time gold-medal winner. He and Schaaf are a breakout team.
“It’s something I was too scared to do for myself,” Kenworthy said. “To be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcast to the world, is incredible. The only way to really change perceptions, to break down barriers, break down homophobia, is through representation. That’s definitely not something I had as a kid. I never saw a gay athlete kissing their boyfriend at the Olympics. I think if I had, it would’ve made it easier for me.”
“We know we have to be better,” U.S. coach Sasha Rearick said. “We’re not where we want to be, to be the best in the world. We’ve got work ahead of us.”
DENVER | Final team scores plus championship, third-place and fifth-place match results from the 2018 Class 5A state wrestling tournament on Feb. 17, 2018, at the Pepsi Center.