Led by skip John Shuster, the men's curling team won their first gold medal ever.
Early Saturday morning in the usa, millions of people around the country were watching history as the US men's curling team - John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner - made history as the first American team to ever win Olympic gold in curling. He played lead for Pete Fenson's rink when that team won the bronze at the Turin Games.
The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match.
The U.S. ranked fourth with 23 medals on Saturday and numerous chosen athletes have been critical of President Donald Trump's administration, leaving some fans disinterested in this year's festivities.
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On Feb. 10, we didn't even know the rules of curling. The remaining rocks were used to methodically pick off Sweden's until there weren't enough left to catch up. No lack of drama in the teams' run to gold and glory, as they recovered from a 2-4 record only to face a dominant team Sweden in the finals.
Team USA had to come back from the brink of elimination after losing four of its first six matches.
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump holds Luke Shuster, son of skip John Shuster of the U.S., next to athletes Cory Christensen and Rebecca Hamilton during the men's final.
During the medal ceremony, they were presented with gold medals, but there was one big problem - they all read "Women's Curling".
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Shuster picked Matt Hamilton, who had also been rejected by the USA Curling program, and talked longtime teammate John Landsteiner out of retirement after he had also not been chosen for the program, according to Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
But they did it in thrilling fashion, with their gold medal match over Sweden culminating in a rare five-ender, wherein Shuster's last throw of the eighth end sent both red-handled Swedish stones out of scoring range.
"Hence, this gold medal is special", Tomassoni told his colleagues. "When we got to the ice that night, you could feel it in the air". "From the day the 2014 Olympics ended, every single day was with this journey in mind". But Shuster's team topped them twice before then taking down the tournament's second-ranked team in the Olympic final, stringing together five straight wins along the way.
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