Skip John Shuster and the men's U.S. curling team had just delivered an upset over reigning world champion Sweden to secure the country's first gold medal in the sport.
It was a cathartic moment for a team that was down and out in round-robin play after a 2-4 start and for Shuster, who was heaped with criticism after a disappointing showing in Sochi in 2014.
But after six consecutive victories, the frustration and disappointment that preceded the team's run made the moment for Team USA that much sweeter.
And then the players were given the wrong medals.
According to ESPN's Alyssa Roenigk, not long after Shuster and his fellow Americans were presented with the gold, they realized they were given women's curling gold medals. Those medals were supposed to be under wraps until the completion of the women's gold medal match Sunday between Sweden and South Korea.
The confusion was apparently an easy fix. NBC's Kenny Holmes reports it was just a matter of swapping out with the correct medals rather than a case of missing gold.
Thankfully somebody noticed in time before the Americans ended up back home with somebody else's hardware.
Moment of joy
Marjory Stoneman Douglas won the Lightning High School Hockey League Tier 1 state title with a 7-4 victory Sunday over Jesuit.
No. 4 seed Stoneman Douglas upset top-seeded East Lake 3-1 in an elimination game Sunday morning before rolling to the victory over Jesuit later in the day.
The league is sponsored by Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida, not the school or the state's high school athletic association.
Stoneman Douglas won the championship 11 days after the shooting deaths of 17 people, mostly students, at the school.
"We came into the game knowing we had to give it our all to get the win, and that's what we did, and now we get to bring the trophy back to the best high school in America," Stoneman Douglas forward Joey Zenobi told WBBH-TV in southwest Florida.
Stoneman Douglas raced to a 4-0 lead with 8:17 remaining in the first period and led 5-0 midway through the second before Jesuit scored twice to narrow its deficit to 5-2.
But Stoneman Douglas answered with two more goals in the third period, taking a 7-2 before Jesuit closed the scoring with a pair of late goals.
Adam Hauptman had 3 goals and 4 assists, while Matthew Horowitz and Matthew Hauptman each had 2 goals and 3 assists for Stoneman Douglas.
It took longer than expected, but the Murray State men's basketball team clinched the outright Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title Saturday.
The visiting Racers erased a 14-point halftime deficit to wipe out the Austin Peay Governors 73-64, but the game was delayed for more than three hours due to a leaky roof.
Tornado warnings forced basketball fans at the Dunn Center in Clarksville, Tenn., to head for safer areas in the building. Lightning then hit the roof, which punched a hole in it. Rain started leaking onto the floor of the arena with 5:11 left and Murray State ahead 62-53.
About eight garbage cans were pulled onto the court to catch the water.
Eventually, play resumed, and a game that started at 7 p.m. finished well after midnight.
Sports on 02/26/2018
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