WASHINGTON — Competition is underway after the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The first gold medal the games was awarded in the 15-kilometer skiathlon. The U.S. gained its first medal when 17-year-old Red Gerard won in the snowboard slopestyle competition.
Mirai Nagasu leaped into history by becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics and only the third woman to land the difficult jump at the games.
Here are some photos of the games.
Mathilde Gremaud, of Switzerland, celebrates after her run during the women’s slopestyle finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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