Plus, an American curler raises eyebrows on social media for an uncanny resemblance to a video game icon. A round-up of the quirky and viral at the Pyeongchang Games.
From Olympians downing pre-gold medal breakfast sandwiches to spectators jumping on the curling bandwagon, the Olympics are the viral gift that just keeps on giving.
Snowboarder Chloe Kim has some sage advice for the athletes excelling at the pinnacle of their sport: finish your breakfast sandwich.
“Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich, but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry,” the Team USA athlete tweeted.
Kim didn’t finish her breakfast sandwich, and she may have been hangry (hungry + angry), but that didn’t stop the 17-year-old from winning gold.
And when she tweeted: “Could be down for some ice cream (right now),” a fan asked “aren’t you competing right now?”
Matt Hamilton, who is making his Olympic debut in the Pyeongchang Games, has been described as “a Super Mario clone.”
Super Mario, a Nintendo video game, depicts the adventures of the mustached Mario, who often dons a red hat and shirt.
It’s an uncanny similarity to Hamilton — one that was especially jarring when he took to the ice with a mustache, wearing a red U.S.A jersey and matching hat.
Canada’s Laurie Blouin won silver, and was happy to have managed to stay on her feet.
“It sucks. It’s unfair, but we always have to deal with these conditions,” she said. “I felt a really big gust on the last jump, but I managed to land it. We always have to deal with these conditions.”
Many athletes voiced their opinions that the event should have been postponed.
“I went really big, because the wind carried me far,” Dutch skier Cheryl Maas said.