The legendary athlete is declared the sole winner of the Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm — nearly 110 years after being stripped of those gold medals for violations of amateurism rules.
The 15-year-old athlete tested positive in December for trimetazidine, a drug typically prescribed to much older patients suffering from angina and other heart-related conditions.
With Kamila Valieva seizing the top spot, 25 skaters advance to the next segment. Normally, only the top 24 move on from the short program. But these Games aren't normal.
At their ages, Jacobellis' and Baumgartner's win over Italy and Canada during the first-ever Olympic mixed team snowboard cross events broke multiple records.
The man who fiercely shreds halfpipes openly shed tears on the snow, saying he was proud of his effort. It closed the book on a record-setting Olympic career.
"Coming back out and getting the chance to race again was just the perfect thing to do, actually," Shiffrin said. She had failed to finish qualifying runs in two events earlier this week.
Skeleton is a heart-racing event where a single racer flies face first down a frozen track. The inherent pressure of being "the first" and "only" isn't phasing her, Kelly Curtis says.
The 22-year-old American topped a competitive field Thursday in Beijing. Figure skaters from Japan came in second and third.
Despite a fall during one of their qualifying runs, Shaun White and Chloe Kim were able to move on to the medal round of the men's and women's halfpipe events.
Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, bailed out of the women's slalom race on Wednesday. She previously won a gold medal in this competition in 2014 during the Sochi Olympics.