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Team USA's 28 Best Olympic Moments

You might be surprised at how many historical moments the United States had in Sochi.

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2. Bobsledder Johnny Quinn breaks through his bathroom door after getting trapped inside.

...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak

Johnny Quinn@JohnnyQuinnUSA

...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak

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8. Freeskier Gus Kenworthy vows to adopt stray puppies in Sochi, becomes Olympic heartthrob.


10. Cross-country skier Sophie Caldwell finishes in sixth place, the best ever for a U.S. female Olympian.

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Caldwell suffered a fall in the final, causing her to immediately drop to sixth place out of the six competitors in the last round. Still — not bad.


14. Figure skater Jeremy Abbott triumphantly finishes his routine after a terrible fall.

The four-time U.S. figure skating champion skated the final part of his routine to big applause after crashing hard onto the ice and into the wall.

15. Noelle Pikus-Pace wins silver in women's skeleton after coming out of retirement.

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The 31-year-old mother of two missed the Torino Games after shattering her right leg and was just a tenth of a second short of a medal in Vancouver.

16. Team USA defeats Russia in an incredible shootout finish behind Olympic breakout star T.J. Oshie.

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The United States men’s hockey team defeated Russia 3-2 in a shootout that went eight rounds long, featuring four shootout goals by T.J. Oshie.


24. Team USA finishes second and third in women's two-man bobsled.

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From left: US silver medalists pilot Elana Meyers and brakewoman Lauryn Williams, US bronze medalist pilot Jamie Greubel and brakewoman Aja Evans. The second place finish made Williams the fifth Olympian ever to medal in both the Winter and Summer Games.


28. The U.S. four-man bobsled capture bronze, the final medal of the Olympics for Team USA on the final day of the Games.

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With this finish, Holcomb and Langton became the first American bobsledders in the same time period to leave the Olympics with two medals.