The money goes to the USA women’s hockey team

The USA women’s hockey team won silver after a 3-2 loss to the gold medal-winning Canadian women’s team on Day 13 in Beijing, while the USA men’s curlers were denied a history of Cinderella in a semi-final loss to Great Britain.

All four American freestyle skiers, including two-time defending champion David Wise, advanced to the men’s freestyle skiing halfpipe final after qualifying. Meanwhile, Justin Schoenefeld and Chris Lillis narrowly missed the medal in the men’s freestyle ski jumping competition when the pair scored 106.5 and 103 respectively to place fifth and sixth. The ski duo’s disappointing solo jumps, however, followed a maiden gold medal in the mixed team jumps last week.

Mikaela Shiffrin crashed in the downhill slalom race – her first appearance – after setting a record during a training session for the same competition. She will leave the Olympics without any medals after finishing only two of five races.

Brita Sigourney of Carmel qualified for the freeski halfpipe final. A Californian will face off as Sigourney takes on Eileen Gu, the 18-year-old from San Francisco who skis for the Chinese team. Gu hopes to walk away with her third gold medal from these games, which would make her the first action sports athlete to win three gold medals at the same Olympics.

Truckee native Travis Ganong returned home after the alpine skier placed 12th in men’s super-G and 20th in men’s alpine skiing. The Tahoe-area resident told KCRA he was pleased with the way he skied and performed despite leaving without a medal.

“I really pushed my limits and took a little more risk than usual and had some very fast sections and unfortunately also mistakes, but that’s what happens when you push your limits.”

Check out these stories and more in our Day 13 games gallery.

A jumper competes in the men’s Nordic combined team large hill/4x5km ski jumping event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Center on 17 February 2022. (Photo by Hannah McKay/AFP via Getty Images)
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States competes in the women’s combined downhill event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States reacts as she did not finish the women’s alpine combined slalom event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)
Snow plows with blowers stand along the inrun as Gael Blondeau of France competes in the ski jumping competition of the men’s Nordic combined team large hill/4x5km event during the Olympic Games in Beijing Winter 2022 at the Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Center on Feb. 17, 2022. (Photo by Hannah McKay/AFP via Getty Images)
Kamila Valieva of Russia falls as she competes in the Women’s Figure Skating Free Skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)
Kamila Valieva of Russia reacts after competing in the women’s figure skating free skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images)
Germany’s Nicole Schott competes in the Women’s Figure Skating Free Skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images )
Russia’s Anna Shcherbakova competes in the women’s figure skating free skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Pictures)
Russia’s Anna Shcherbakova competes in the women’s figure skating free skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Antonin Thullier/AFP via Getty Images )
Canada’s players (bottom) sweep during the men’s semi-final of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics curling competition against Sweden at the Beijing National Aquatics Center on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP via Getty Images)
Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson curls the stone during the men’s semi-final of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics curling competition against Canada at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)
Sweden’s Niklas Edin curls the stone during the men’s semi-final of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics curling competition against Canada at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)
Sweden’s Niklas Edin (L) and Rasmus Wranaa play during the men’s semi-final of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics curling competition against Canada at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)
Niklas Edin of Team Sweden reacts as he takes on Team Canada during the Men’s Semi-Final on Day 13 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Aquatics Center on February 17, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Wendy Holdener of Switzerland competes in the Women’s Alpine Combined Slalom event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)
Team USA #21 Hilary Knight scores against Team Canada #3 Jocelyne Larocque in the Women’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game on Day 13 of the Olympic Games Beijing Winter 2022 at Wukesong Sports Center on February 17, 2022, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Canadian players celebrate their victory during the women’s gold medal game of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition between Canada and the United States at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing on February 17, 2022 (Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images)
Canada’s gold medalists celebrate during the victory ceremony for the women’s ice hockey competition during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images)
Team USA number 33 goalkeeper Alex Cavallini looks on during the Women’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game between Team Canada and Team USA on Day 13 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Wukesong Sports Center on February 17, 2022, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
The Canadian players’ gloves and sticks are seen after their victory in the women’s gold medal game of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition between Canada and the United States at the Center athlete Wukesong in Beijing on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images)
Ben Harrington of New Zealand falls as he competes in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe Qualifier during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park H&S Stadium in Zhangjiakou on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images)
Andzelika Wojcik of Polish team skates during the Women’s 1000m Flower Ceremony on the thirteenth day of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Speed ​​Skating Oval on February 17, 2022, in Beijing, China . (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Detail of American John Shuster’s hand taken as he watches after curling the stone in the men’s semi-final of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics curling competition against Great Britain at the National Center Beijing Aquatic on February 17, 2022. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)
Antoinette de Jong of the Netherlands team looks on during the Women’s 1000m on the thirteenth day of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Speed ​​Skating Oval on February 17, 2022, in Beijing, in China. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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