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10 Pictures of Olympic Athletes the Moment They Knew They Won 

Chloe Kim reacts to her Gold medal-winning run during the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final. Getty Images

The 2022 Winter Olympics are beginning to wind down, with only a few more days of events on the horizon. Team USA has collectively won seven golds, seven silvers, and two bronzes in Beijing, putting them third in the world behind Norway and ROC (which Russian athletes compete under), tied with Canada and Austria, so needless to say, it’s been a fruitful Games! Among the many athletes bringing home hardware are snowboarder Chloe Kim, figure skater Nathan Chen, and speed skater Erin Jackson. International competitors like Team China’s Eileen Gu and Team Australia’s Jakara Anthony have also had a fruitful few weeks. Before we officially kiss the 2022 Olympic Games goodbye, check out these snapshots of the exact moments when 2022 Olympic medalists finished their events and just knew they nailed it. 

Julia Marino, 2022 Women’s Slopestyle Snowboarding Silver

Julia nabbed Team USA’s first medal of the 2022 Olympics, so yeah, she’s a BFD! She captured silver during the women’s snowboard slopestyle final. (Maja Hitij – Getty Images)

Jaelin Kauf, 2022 Women’s Moguls Freestyle Skiing Silver

Jaelin won silver for Team USA, and she rejoiced by holding up her equipment, as you do. (Xavier Laine – Getty Images)

Jakara Anthony, 2022 Women’s Moguls Freestyle Skiing Gold

Team Australia’s Jakara Anthony won gold in the same event. (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom – Getty Images)

Karen Chen, 2022 Figure Skating Team Event Silver

Karen competed in the women’s free skating portion of the ice skating team event and did a spectacular job, helping to nab a silver medal for Team USA. 
(WANG ZHAO – Getty Images)

Nathan Chen, 2022 Figure Skating Men’s Gold

Nathan also represented Team USA in figure skating, first winning a team silver medal and then going on to take the gold in men’s singles.
(Xavier Laine – Getty Images)

Madison Chock and Evan Bates, 2022 Figure Skating Team Event Silver

As soon as Madison and Evan finished their free program during the ice dance portion of the figure skating team event, they looked thrilled.
(Xinhua News Agency – Getty Images)

Madison Chock and Evan Bates, 2022 Figure Skating Team Event Silver

When they joined their team and heard their scores…well, their faces speak for themselves, don’t they? (Catherine Ivill – Getty Images)

Erin Jackson, 2022 Women’s 500m Speed Skating Gold

Team USA’s Erin Jackson is the first Black woman to win individual winter Olympic gold, and she looked delighted after competing in the women’s 500m speed skating event. (Richard Heathcote – Getty Images)

Chloe Kim, 2022 Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Gold

Team USA’s Chloe Kim had a big reputation to live up to after her success in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and she sure met and exceeded all expectations with another gold medal win. (Patrick Smith – Getty Images)

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