Mikaela Shiffrin said, "To come here and do that today was incredible but of course I have the slalom tomorrow and I'm trying to get the emotions under control and focus again".
Canada's Lawes/Morris, both Olympic champions, were on fire here in PyeongChang Games and have beaten Switzerland 7-2 in the round robin session.
Yes, the Americans have been waiting for this moment since the final horn blew in 2014. The foursome barely finished off the podium four years ago in Sochi, Russia.
The US, whose Vice President Mike Pence was at the Winter Games, was reported to be endorsing the proposed talks that could later lead to direct talks with the US. Should this come to pass, the Pyeongchang Olympic Games will be remembered as truly the Peace Games.
They are sitting 19th in the medals table, having so far won three silver and seven bronze medals.
The reasons vary for why people are not as interested in the Winter Olympic games here, but Scott Changnon, a multimedia producer at NBC Sports Chicago, is covering the games from South Korea and said this year's Winter Games lack star power. The loss dropped the Swiss to the classification stage, where the unified Korean team awaits them for their second showdown at 12:10 p.m. Sunday. The Olympics only raises the stakes. "And some of those are on the U.S.as well, so it's an exciting time for us". So, although over the next two weeks or so we will be watching superb feats of sporting prowess there will be other ways to remember these particular games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The United States won three of the first four, including two to win the Four Nations Cup title.
All eyes are on Martin Fourcade, the French army officer who is favourite to win his second gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics in the 20km individual biathlon.
Meanwhile, U.S. favorite Lindsey Vonn will see her first action of the Olympics over the weekend as well. -Canada a "great rivalry". "We have a lot of young girls". All told, the Dutch are third overall with 13 medals. Canada beat Finland by 4-1 compared to the Americans' 3-1 win to open preliminary play. The Canadians practiced after their win over Finland.
Changnon said many hockey players playing in the games will be new to hockey fans in the U.S. NHL stars like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby are not on the ice this year.