The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is currently underway and we haven’t been missing out on all the amazing, inspiring, and even amusing actions happening at the games.
It’s no secret that snowboarding is one of the chillest — pun intended — sports in the Olympics. It’s not only chill because of the sport itself but because of the people participating in it.
Snowboarding has seen a lot of the goofiest and most bizarre characters. At this year’s Winter Olympics, they haven’t failed to entertain and amuse us even with their smallest of actions.
Read on to learn why snowboarding is the chillest ever:
1. What else is chiller than a snowboarding coach knitting at the top of the slope?
Finnish snowboarding coach, Antti Koskinen, started knitting at the 2014 Sochi Olympics to lessen the tension for his athletes. This year, he didn’t fail to show off his knitting skills once again right before Roope Tonteri did his qualifying run at the men’s slopestyle event.
2. Just minutes before American snowboarder Chloe Kim made her run at the women’s halfpipe event, she — like any other millennial out there — made time to pull out her phone to post a tweet about how she was unable to finish her breakfast that morning.
Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry
— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018
Little did she know that she would pull off one of the greatest runs in the history of Olympic women’s halfpipe event and become an Olympic gold medalist at the age of 17.
3. Besides being creative at his qualifying run for the men’s halfpipe event, Slovenian snowboarder, Tit Stante, also got creative with his snowboard gear.
Slovenian Tit Stante has a message for the world: pic.twitter.com/5fs8UC5RxO
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 13, 2018
After finishing his run and waiting for his score, Stante lifted up his board to show a message on it that said “#FreeMeekMill” as a nod to the Philadelphian rapper, Meek Mill, who, in his opinion, was unjustly imprisoned in 2017 for violating his probation.
4. American snowboarder, Red Gerard, became an Olympic gold medalist after his clean run during the men’s slopestyle event and his answers at the post-event press conference proved just how chill snowboarders are. Growing up watching the Winter X Games, Gerard didn’t realize just how big an event the Olympics was until he arrived in South Korea and competed at the men’s slopestyle event.
Watch the clip below to see how amusing this 17-year-old is:
5. These Olympic snowboarders are just like any regular people. Before the medal event for the men’s slopestyle, Red Gerard stayed up late the previous night watching Netflix which caused him to oversleep on the day of his competition.
Besides his popularity shooting up because of winning a gold medal, Gerard is also being commended for letting out a glorious “holy fuck” on national TV after his win — a rare occurrence on American broadcasting networks.
6. If Red Gerard let out a few swear words on national TV, Swiss snowboarder Sina Candrian gave a “f*ck yeah” through her gloves.
Candrian spent the entire time waving her comical gloves as she waited for her score during the women’s slopestyle event — once again proving just how awesome snowboarding and snowboarders are.
We can’t wait to spot more of their shenanigans for the rest of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. We’ll definitely keep our eyes open for more memes that the snowboarding community will create.
If you missed the men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe events at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, you can still watch a number of different snowboard events in the coming days. You can check out the schedule of events here.
Besides snowboarding, there are 6 other sports you can watch on TV5’s sports channels, Akyson TV and ESPN 5, the official broadcaster of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the Philippines. They post daily schedule updates on their Facebook page which you can find here.