Similarly to the USA's women's hockey victory, 2018 is on pace to be the first Olympics in 20 years in which women have out-medaled their male counterparts. It's all very historic and wonderful for female athletes.
Elana Meyers Taylor won silver alongside her bobsled teammate Lauren Gibbs on Wednesday. Their triumph coincided with four American medals won that day, all of them by women. She told reporters: “To win our medal on the same day as some of these incredible women, it was, yes, girl power, women roar, it was such a magical day."
Without its female athletes, Team USA would have been on course for a disastrous performance. According to Five Thirty Eight's medal tracker, the US should have won 10.8 more medals than it has, when factoring in the country's historical performance data from past Games.