No matter the medal, U.S. men's curling had proved its mettle.
So when on the heels of the Americans' stunning "Miracurl on Ice," they were awarded gold medals enscribed with "women's curling"?
"It wasn’t a big deal at all, I promise," Team USA skip John Shuster told reporters.
The US men's curling team just realized the gold medals they were awarded moments ago say "women's curling gold medal" on them. Their coaches are working on it ... #pyeongchang2018 pic.twitter.com/PERIMuXN98— Alyssa Roenigk (@alyroe) February 24, 2018
After the ceremony, capping their remarkable 10-7 gold-medal win over Sweden, the Americans checked their medals and realized that, with the exception of team member John Landsteiner, all had been given gold medals for the women's competition.
The team took it in stride, laughing it off at the press conference, by which time the mix-up had been corrected.
But the reaction on Twitter? Comedy gold.
And the winner is La La Land! Er, uh, just a minute....— David Young the Elder (@DavidYoungTBLA) February 24, 2018
Just find some sand paper to grind out "WO"— JM =^) (@JM539581) February 24, 2018
Haven't they heard of politic correctness ! Gender neutrality ?— King Of Queens (@MrMet41) February 24, 2018