U.S. slopestyle skiers made history, figure skating has one very interesting day and a Polish cross-country skier dispatches her opponents despite a painful disadvantage.
For six months, Joss Christensen has been burdened with a broken heart.
His father died in August at age 67 of a congenital heart issue.
The last words he spoke to his father were, his mother says, "Dad, I'm doing this for you. I want you to be proud of me."
JD Christensen would have been very, very proud Thursday when his son, who was added to the Olympic team in late January as a coaches' pick, won a surprising gold medal as men's slopestyle skiing made its debut.
"My father supported me since I was young and never said 'no' to me. I can't thank him more for everything that he did for me," Christensen said. "I miss him, and I hope he is proud."
Even better, Christensen, 22, led a U.S. medal sweep, only the third time that the United States took all three places on a podium at the Winter Games.
"I am shocked. I am stoked to be up here with my friends. America, we did it."