9 Olympic Athletes who Made History This Year

Even if you don’t watch the Olympics all the way through, you can still be impressed by the incredible athletic feats performed in PyeongChang. Here are nine athletes who broke records and made history at the 2018 Olympics.  

9. Adam Rippon is first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympian

8. Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel

7. Ted-Jan Bloemen beats Olympics speed-skating record by 2 seconds

6. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scores 2 goals in 6 seconds, breaks record

5. Nathan Chen lands 6 quadruple jumps in historic free skate

4. Aksel Lund Svindal, 35, becomes oldest skier to win Olympic gold

3. Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot break figure skating point record

2. Vincent Zhou lands the first quadruple lutz in Olympics history

1. Eric Radford becomes the first openly gay Olympian to win goldAnd this list is incomplete. The Winter Olympics are only halfway done, and I’m sure that the athletes will continue making history.