Near the conclusion of the second end, Ivanka Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders entered the curling center, and members of the U.S. gold medal winning women's hockey team were in attendance as well.
He's the only Canadian to have climbed Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, the only person on the planet to have climbed and skied Iraq's highest peak and, two years ago, he set a new world record for fastest solo row across the Atlantic.
This is the ninth gold overall for Team USA so far at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Highly decorated fellow skier Lindsey Vonn, in her Olympic farewell, had to settle for bronze in the downhill and finished sixth in the super-G. "So I think we're just going to cherish these next couple weeks and then kind of reevaluate down the road and see what we want to do".
"USA Olympics was being humiliated - then women stepped up", the newspaper said, pointing out that eight of the last 10 US medals were won by female athletes. He was heavy with a draw to the eight-foot rings with his last stone to give up a steal of one and trail 2-0.
"It would just mean everything to us", forward Mikhail Grigorenko said of trying to end the 26-year drought. They've had only one 4-point and five 3-point ends leading up to this game.
Within recent years the success of curling has grown with the help of the Olympics.
-Curling: A gold medal is on the line in the final match of the men's curling tournament.
Shuster didn't miss again though.
On his second-to-last stone, Edin made a spin-o-rama out of the starting block, bringing laughter from the crowd.
But that moment also showed how much the six American women who came back for their third Olympics risked in making that choice, because gold was not guaranteed. He also formed his own team, "The Rejects", outside the oversight of USA Curling.
It now seems very likely Russia will get its flag and colours back at the closing ceremony, as we suspected all along.
The U.S. men's team is heading to its first gold medal game in Olympics history after upsetting curling powerhouse Canada Thursday morning.
"Humble pie is something that's really hard to eat", he said.
In a tactical, intense final match-up, Sweden was just as tough as advertised. "But I'm proud of the guys".
Devin Heroux of CBC got a close-up shot of team skipper John Shuster's gold medal.
Kontinental Hockey League star Nikita Gusev and Vladislav Gavrikov scored goals 27 seconds apart in the second period on plays Francouz had little chance of stopping.
They saw Shuster convert a double-takeout for a five-ender in the eighth - an exceedingly rare score that made it 10-5 and essentially clinched the win.
That the men's and women's teams were unable to join them on the podium comes as a major surprise.
Canada had hammer to start Friday's game as the higher-seeded team.
The team took it in stride, laughing it off at the press conference.