This year’s Winter Olympics have seen yet more outstanding achievements for fans to get excited about as they waited to see who claimed gold in their favourite events.
Many talented sportsmen and women can leave South Korea feeling triumphant and victorious.
To mark the end of PyeongChang 2018, we’re taking a closer look at some of those who also managed to set remarkable new records.
1. Youngest Snowboarding gold medallist at a Winter Olympics (female)American sensation Chloe Kim’s (above) first-ever Olympic appearance couldn’t have gone much better. For her event in the women’s snowboarding, she made history by becoming the world’s youngest female snowboarding gold medallist at a Winter Olympics at the age of 17 years and 296 days.
On her final run at Bogwang Phoenix Park, Kim landed back-to-back 1080s to record her highest score of 98.25 – 8.5 points ahead of the rest of the field. She would have qualified for Sochi 2014, but at 13 years old she was below the minimum age of 15 for half-pipe competitors.
Her victory was a special one for her family, as she accomplished this feat in her parents’ home country.
I hate crying but I'll give myself a pass for this one. Thank you everyone for the love! Stoked to bring home the gold pic.twitter.com/vxApf1lxbI— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018
Not to be outdone, fellow American Red Gerard became the Youngest snowboarding gold medallist at a Winter Olympics (male) in the men’s slopestyle, aged 17 years and 227 days. He clawed his way back from 11th position after his second run to become Olympic champion.
2. Most medals won at the Winter Olympics
By being the only athlete to finish on the podium 15 times at the Winter Olympics, Norwegian skier Marit Bjørgen stands alone at the top of the all-time individual medal table.
The cross-country skier earned her medals between 2002-2018, her last medal being a gold in this year’s 30 km mass start classic.
She medalled at five consecutive Winter Olympics in total, amassing eight golds, four silvers and three bronze. Five came at Vancouver 2010 alone, where she won three golds, a silver and a bronze.
Marit also holds records for Most Winter Olympic medals won in cross-country skiing (female) as well as Most gold medals won at the Winter Olympics (female), with eight victories at the Games.
The cross-country skier received her first golds in 2010, when she won the individual sprint, individual pursuit and 4 x 5 km replay. She followed up with the 15 km skiathlon, 30 km freestyle and team sprint in 2014, before completing her gold-medal haul in 2018 by defending her 30 km title and helping Norway regain the 4 x 5 km crown.
3. Fastest two goals by a player in a Winter Olympic ice hockey match
Ice hockey fans went wild as they witnessed USA player Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson make back-to-back goals in a blazing six seconds.
The record was set during the United States’ 5–0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia team on 13 February at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung.
Jocelyne’s first goal was a family affair, as she scored from a rebound following a shot from her teammate and twin sister Monique Lamroureux-Morando.
4. Most snowboarding gold medals won at a Winter Olympics
Shaun White left PyeongChang a champion and a record holder, achieving the most gold medals won at a Winter Olympics by a snowboarder with three.
On his final run, White landed back-to-back 1440s – the first time he had done so in competition – to record a winning score of 97.75 and help him earn the 100th gold medal in Winter Olympic history for the USA.
Many were especially impressed by this feat as Shaun was still recovering from a severe facial injury sustained in the weeks prior to the games.
5. Oldest Winter Olympic gold medallist in alpine skiing (male)
Some of the best competitors are veterans of the sport; and this applies to seasoned alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal who won the men’s downhill aged 35 years 51 days on 15 February.
He finished 0.12 seconds ahead of compatriot Kjetil Jansrud at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre to secure Norway’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s downhill.
This was Svindal’s second Olympic gold medal; he won the Super-G event in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
6. Most Winter Olympic appearances by an athlete
Ski-jumper Noriaki Kasai has appeared at a Winter Olympics a record-breaking eight times after his participation in PyeongChang 2018.
The Japanese athlete has competed in every Games from Albertville 1992 in France to the 2018 event.
Although Kasai is now 45, he is already aiming to compete not only at the next Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022, but also the one next in 2026 – for which his home city Sapporo has expressed a desire to host.
He won a silver medal in Lillehammer in 1994 in the Team Large Hill event.
7. Highest score in figure skating
Many Winter Olympics fans love to watch the elegant routines of the figure skaters, and this year was no different, thanks to 15-year-old Russian Alina Zagitova.
On her way to winning gold in the ladies singles, Alina broke the record for the Highest score in figure skating - short programme (women) with 82.92 points.
Skating to “Black Swan”, she topped the short programme just minutes after her compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva had set a new world-best score of 81.61. Zagitova became the second-youngest female Winter Olympic individual gold medallist after Tara Lipinski.
8. Oldest goalscorer in Olympic ice hockey (female)
Finnish ice hockey player Riikka Välilä is still finding the net for her country after scoring twice during her county’s 7-2 victory over Sweden on 17 February, aged 44 years and 250 days.
Four days later, she added another record title to her name, becoming the Oldest ice hockey medallist at a Winter Olympics (female) after winning the bronze against Russia. It was Riikka’s first medal since Nagano 1998, when she was part of another bronze medal-winning team.
In South Korea, she was the Oldest ice hockey player at a Winter Olympics (female) to skate on the ice out of all other participating nations.
9. First woman to win individual gold medals in different sports at a Winter Olympics
Czech athlete Ester Ledecká is a world-champion snowboarder who also regularly competes in alpine skiing events. But in this year's games she became the first woman, and only the third person, in Winter Olympics history to win gold in two different sports at the same event.
Before taking gold in the snowboarding parallel giant slalom, she borrowed skis from another competitor to storm to gold in the Super-G, beating defending champion Anna Veith by just 0.01 seconds. Ledecká had never even stood on the podium of an international skiing tournament before, let alone won!
It's been described as the biggest upset in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. Listen to the reaction of Eurosport commentators from across Europe to Ester Ledecka's sensational win in the women's Super-G yesterday.#PyeongChang2018#Olympics#Ledeckapic.twitter.com/OvgOHuPAV0— Eurosport (@Eurosport) February 18, 2018
She follows in the footsteps (or should that be ski tracks) of Norwegian skiers Thorleif Haug – who won both the cross-country 18 and 50 km and the Nordic combined in 1924 – and Johan Grøttumsbråten, who claimed gold in the cross-country 18 km and Nordic combined in 1928.
"It's probably some kind of mistake, they are going to change it in a few seconds!"— Eurosport (@Eurosport) February 17, 2018
Ester Ledecka's reaction to her stunning gold medal in the Super G today at #PyeongChang2018#Olympics#Eurosportpic.twitter.com/3eSa90Xnzc
10. Most medals won at a single Winter Olympics (country)
PyeongChang 2018 was Norway's event as they topped the medal table with 39, a new record for the Winter Olympics.
Their haul of 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals, led by cross-country skiers Marit Bjørgen who won five medals and Johannes Høesflot Klæbo with another three took them two beyond Team USA's total of 37 set in 2010.
The Norwegian athletes also achieved the Most gold medals won at a single Winter Olympic Games - Country with 14, putting them level with Canada (who got 14 in 2010) and Germany who also achieved 14 in this year's tournament.