GANGNEUNG, South Korea At mid-ice, the Canadians gathered for a group huddle that turned into a massive hug.
Within an hour of the figure skating gold, Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin earned silver in the women's slopestyle.
Anderson showed she's tops in women's slopestyle, defending her title from the 2014 Games and becoming the first female snowboarder to win two Olympic golds. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir earned the top score among competitors in the free dance portion of the event. "We were committed to this, we wanted to be an integral part of the team, we wanted to contribute as best we could". "Winning this is like winning hockey and winning curling".
That's the situation Gabrielle Daleman found herself in when she went out for her free skate program in the figure skating team event. After the disappointment of a silver medal in Sochi, they'll leave it all on the ice.
The redemption story came from world champion Patrick Chan who won bronze in 2014.
"I'm so proud to be on this team", Rippon said on the NBC broadcast.
In another notable result from the team competition, the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation team, as it's called under an anti-doping punishment, now has its first silver medal of these games. Evgeni Plushenko and Gillis Grafstrom also won four apiece.
Chan, Virtue, Moir and pairs skaters Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel are all competing in what will likely be their final Olympics and had targeted gold in the team event, knowing they could give each other a golden send off.
"I'm going to hold this medal tight to me and it's going to be as good as the individual event", he said, before he even knew he'd officially won gold. But spare some cheers for Clark, who has never finished lower than fourth in the halfpipe at the Olympics and is looking for another medal in her fifth Games.
"What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that lovely of a position, so we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better", Moir said, according to the Toronto Star. Nagasu, whose career hit several roadblocks since finishing fourth at the 2010 Olympics - she was bumped from the 2014 USA team in favor of Ashley Wagner - had the performance of her life. "Going into it, I was like a train, get on those tracks and get some speed", she said. "And at that moment I wanted to stop the music and get off, but I still had my whole program ahead of me, and to complete the performance to the best of my ability is really exciting".
That tough journey proved to be worth it for Daleman when she stood on the podium with the rest of her Canadian teammates. The 15 year old trains alongside Yevgenia Medvedeva, and a showdown is expected between the two for the Olympic gold in the ladies event. "I was able to cope with my nerves and I'm very pleased that I didn't let my team down", Zagitova said.