The US Olympic Team made history yesterday by snagging six gold medals in the Vancouver Games. Leading the pack were Lindsey Vonn’s gold in the downhill, Shaun White’s gold in the half pipe and Shani Davis’ gold in the 1000m speed skate. As this article in Sports Illustrated states, it was the best day in US Olympic history for American athletes.
Particularly interesting was Shaun White, who had already won the gold before his second and final run in the half pipe , who let it all hang out as he made an unprecedented twist move to cap his performance.
Lindsey Vonn was able to win gold despite a painful shin which has hampered her for the last 10 days.
All in all, the greatest day for US Olympic athletes.