The World Goes Crazy For Shaun White & The Knierims Celebrate Valentine's Day: Relive Feb. 14 In Social Media At The Olympics

Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 14 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

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The king is back on his throne. After just missing the podium in 2014, Shaun White returned to the top of the Olympic halfpipe podium in a fashion befitting a three-time gold medalist. White scored 94.25 on his first run but was overtaken and needed his third run to be flawless... and he delivered.

DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?! #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS

โ€” NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 14, 2018

Uhhhh @shaunwhite ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ #goat there is a reason #teamusa is dressed like astronauts. I think he actually left the atmosphere #bestofus #olympics

โ€” Jeremy Abbott (@jeremyabbottpcf) February 14, 2018

Theory: robots have infiltrated the Olympics and Shaun White is one of them bc HOW ELSE do u explain what he just DID

โ€” holly taylor (@HollyTaylor97) February 14, 2018

Years change.

Shaun White's awesomeness does not.

โ€” CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 14, 2018

Shaun White is a video game.

โ€” Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) February 14, 2018


โ€” Steele Johnson (@Steele_Johnson) February 14, 2018

Our hats are off too, @shaunwhite

โ€” NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 14, 2018

Tears of joy. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ @shaunwhite

โ€” U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 14, 2018

Shaun White has done it. Gold in 2006. Gold in 2010. Gold in 2018.

โ€” Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 14, 2018

Shaun White is literally sobbing.

โ€” Kristina Rutherford (@KrRutherford) February 14, 2018

Replay of Shaun Whiteโ€™s last run.

โ€” coldboiโ„ข๏ธ rafael (@rafaxodiaz) February 14, 2018

.@shaunwhite #๐Ÿ

โ€” Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 14, 2018

Letโ€™s go @shaunwhite !!! Way to go man!! Nothing like a good comeback right?? Redemption always feels great!! #usa #OlympicGames2018

โ€” Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) February 14, 2018

i think this trick sealed it for shaun white

โ€” nick (@nick_pants) February 14, 2018

SPOLIER ALERT: congrats to @shaunwhite on a most legendary performance.

I know how much it meant to you and how hard you worked for that last run.

We are all incredibly proud. ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡

โ€” Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 14, 2018

That pure emotion from @shaunwhite. Thatโ€™s what itโ€™s all about. So awesome.

โ€” JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 14, 2018

SHAUN WHITE ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ don't know if I've ever been that on edge watching a gold medal run ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’ฅ

โ€” Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) February 14, 2018

After winning Olympic gold medals in 2006 and 2010, Shaun White was heavily favored to repeat, but failed to medal in the 2014 Games. Today he redeemed himself. 2018 Olympic Champion. After 4 years, heโ€™s back. Basically what Iโ€™m saying is, thank you Shaun.

โ€” Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) February 14, 2018

Shaun. White. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡

โ€” Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen) February 14, 2018

Shaun White is one of those generational athletes! Iโ€™m so happy Iโ€™m alive to have seen this! #ShaunWhite

โ€” Linden Ashby (@lindenashby) February 14, 2018

Shaun White celebrating with his parents is what it's all about.

โ€” CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 14, 2018

12 years ago, Shaun White won his first Olympic gold medal.

Tonight, he won his third.

โ€” ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2018

#Gold medal No. 100 belongs to @shaunwhite. #GoTeamUSA


โ€” U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 14, 2018

Selfie of a lifetime! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฅ‡

โ€” Lauren Gibbs (@lagibbs84) February 14, 2018

Gold at age 19. Gold at age 23. Gold at age 31.

โ€” Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) February 14, 2018


The Knierims Celebrate Valentine's Day In Style

It doesn't get much better than competing at the Olympics with your spouse. One thing that IS better? Competing at the Olympics with your spouse on Valentine's Day. Figure skating pair Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim took to the ice for their short program, and Chris made sure that the day of love didn't go un-celebrated.

Valentineโ€™s Day short program coming up soon!! Love you @alexa_knierim and hope you like my kiss and cry surprise!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ป#AKCK #valentinesday #olympics

โ€” Chris Knierim (@ChrisKnierim) February 13, 2018

โ€œWill you (still) be mine?โ€ Weโ€™re not crying, youโ€™re crying. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

โค๏ธ Happy Valentineโ€™s Day, @alexa_knierim and @ChrisKnierim! โค๏ธ

โ€” U.S. Figure Skating (@USFigureSkating) February 14, 2018

It's already Valentine's Day in #PyeongChang, and here's how Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are spending it... #WinterOlympics #figureskating #TeamUSA #RelationshipGoals (via Getty Images)

โ€” TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 14, 2018

It's still Feb. 13 in the U.S., but American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and husband Chris Knierim celebrate #ValentinesDay in South Korea with a kissing selfie before they compete in the Pairs Short Program:

โ€” USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) February 14, 2018

Kiss Cam ๐Ÿ˜˜@alexa_knierim + @ChrisKnierim #HappyValentinesDay #figureskating #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics #Usa

โ€” 7Olympics (@7olympics) February 14, 2018

.@alexa_knierim "The only thing that would top having a BABY on #ValentinesDay " LOVE HER, she's sooo cute!! #12News #Olympics

โ€” Rachel Cole (@RachelColeTV) February 14, 2018

#ValentinesDay skate โœ…@alexa_knierim & @ChrisKnierim are in 14th place with 65.55 points after the #figureskating pairs short program!

โ€” U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 14, 2018


Everybody Loves Curling

While curling may not be the most popular sport in the U.S., every four years it's a staple on TV and becomes a fan favorite during the Olympics. Not everybody knows all that much about curling...

It's OK if you don't know everything about curling. Even some Olympians can't explain it. ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” espnW (@espnW) February 14, 2018

...But everyone seems to love it!

Okay where can I get this hat? #curling #usacurling

โ€” Salena (@Salencita) February 14, 2018

I like curling, itโ€™s less wear and tear on the body. I wrestled, boxed, and studied martial arts. I have nothing else to prove. Therefore I choose curling. #curlingiscoolfool

โ€” Mr. T (@MrT) February 14, 2018

we want curling

we. want. curling.

[bangs fists on table]



[the American people, screaming in unison]

๐–๐„ ๐–๐€๐๐“ ๐‚๐”๐‘๐‹๐ˆ๐๐†

๐‘พ๐‘ฌ ๐‘พ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ป ๐‘ช๐‘ผ๐‘น๐‘ณ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฎ

Wษ† WศบNลฆ ศปแตพษŒลฦ—Nวค

GแดŽIโ…ƒแด™Uโ†ƒ TแดŽAW ฦŽW

โ€” Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) February 14, 2018

OLYMPIC UPDATE: I caught myself giving a tight, muffled "NICE!" while watching a replay of the bronze medal match in Mixed Doubles Curling... and @TeamUSA was not involved. Send help. #PyeongChang2018

โ€” Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) February 14, 2018

Flip on Olympics, curling is on.

โ€” McNeil (@Reflog_18) February 13, 2018

This is what happens when the Olympics are on and you have to do your chores. ๐Ÿ˜‚ @worldcurling

โ€” Olympics (@Olympics) February 13, 2018

Olympic curling has inspired many! ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) February 13, 2018

*me walking into every bar*

"hi, excuse me, can you put curling on the main screen please?"

โ€” Tom Schally (@TomSchally) February 14, 2018

@usacurl Boy scouts do their version of #Curling

โ€” cathy h (@cathyjohayes) February 14, 2018

If youโ€™re not watching curling ๐ŸฅŒ youโ€™re not American! #OlympicGames2018 #curling

โ€” A-Aron B. Bans (@B_Blaaron) February 14, 2018

He shoots...HE CURLS!#EverydayOlympics

โ€” NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018


Men's Hockey Is Ready For Redemption

The U.S. men's ice hockey team started its quest for an Olympic medal on Wednesday with a 3-2 loss in overtime to Slovenia. The loss didn't stop fans from waking up early to catch the action though. Team USA's next game will be on Feb. 16 against Slovakia.ย 

The @usahockey men's team has its first goal of the #WinterOlympics!

โ€” NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 14, 2018


2-0 #TeamUSA!

โ€” Olympic Hockey on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) February 14, 2018


โ€” U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 14, 2018

"To win, we donโ€™t need a miracle" - Coach @TonyGranato


โ€” U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 14, 2018

So instead of blaming my insomnia for my lack of sleep, I can just blame it on being a true patriot and watching the men's USA hockey game.

โ€” Mozz14Gaming (@Mozz14Gaming) February 14, 2018

The @usahockey men's team is honoring late GM Jim Johannson with a JJ shield on the inside of their uniforms. โค๏ธ

โ€” Olympic Hockey on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) February 14, 2018


Alex Shibutani Takes Time To Tweet

After winning their first Olympic medal with a bronze in the figure skating team event, Alex Shibutani took some time to reflect and thank his sister Maia Shibutani in this thread on Twitter. *Warning: Tissues may be needed. #SiblingGoals

Last night was a dream that became a reality. @MaiaShibutani and I have worked so hard for this! Proud to be the first ice dance team of Asian descent to win a medal at the @olympics. (THREAD)

โ€” Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018

When we started skating together, @MaiaShibutani and I didnโ€™t see any teams on the ice that looked like us. There werenโ€™t too many sibling teams either.

โ€” Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018

Throughout our career (14 years and counting), @MaiaShibutani and I have had to, and will continue to push past stereotypes, labels, doubters, and cynics.

โ€” Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018

When someone tells you that you canโ€™t do something or that your success will be limited because of how you look, or who you are, keep moving forward. Set yourself apart by finding a way to utilize your strengths. Never stop believing in yourself.

โ€” Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 13, 2018

You donโ€™t have to look like anyone else. You donโ€™t have to be, or skate like anyone else. You donโ€™t have to fit the mold or follow the path that everyone else is on.

Just find, and be yourself.

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