BEIJING, China — The closing ceremony wrapped up the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, but not before Nathan Chen punctuated his trip with a backflip, and Mikaela Shiffrin won a race.
The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing officially came to an end Sunday morning with the Closing Ceremony.
Before the games concluded there were still plenty of exciting moments, including figure skater Nathan Chen ending his gold medal-winning trip with a stunning performance, and skier Mikaela Shiffrin got her first win in an event after a disastrous start in Beijing.
Figure skating gala
American figure skater Nathan Chen gives a freeing performance to end his Olympic experience during the figure skating gala. During his routine, Chen landed an impeccable backflip punctuating his first gold medal at the Olympics.
In the alpine skiing combined team event, Mikael Shiffrin got her first win at the Beijing games over Slovakia's Rebeka Jancova, helping the U.S. to advance out of the first round. Unfortunately, the American team finished just off the podium in fourth.
American skier Jessie Diggins guts it out to win the 25th and final U.S. medal of the Beijing games, taking silver in the 30km cross-country race while combating the lingering symptoms of food poisoning.
Athletes representing Team USA enter the National Stadium, also known as the "Bird's Nest," to 'Ode to Joy' during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Anyone who wasn’t awake early Sunday morning to watch live has another chance to see the ceremony in its entirety during NBC’s Olympic Prime Time coverage Sunday night.
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