Not surprisingly, the top two TIVO’d moments from the first day of competition came from the team figure skating event. West Potamac grad Ashley Wagner had one of the moments, as she watched the scoreboard for her results.
Also not surprisingly, the other two moments came from the men’s snowboard slopestyle competition — which was completed more than 16 hours after NBC finally aired them. No wonder people wanted a second look.
|Team USA’s Ashley Wagner consults the scoreboard after delivering a fabulous short program performance in Women’s Figure Skating to Pink Floyd’s “Shine on Your Crazy Diamond,” keeping her team in the running for Bronze.|
|Russia’s Yulia Lipnitskaya, who follows Wagner in the Women’s Figure Skating short program, begins a truly amazing spin that ends in a vertical spinning split with one leg on the ice and the other held vertically over her head.|
|Max Parrot of Canada finishes his Men’s Slopestyle run, temporarily moving him into second place behind Team USA’s Sage Kotsenburg. The Top Moment shows Kotsenburg celebrating with his Canadian counterpart.|
|Team USA’s Sage Kotsenburg finishes three nearly perfect jumps in his second and final run in the Men’s Slopestyle competition with his signature 1260-degree flip, paving the way to Gold.|
|Sage Kotsenburg’s completes his third jump in a nearly flawless first run in the Men’s Slopestyle competition. “That’s how you do it!” quips the announcer.|