San Diego’s Olympians Compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Competition begins Thursday, February 8 in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games. America will be represented by 107 women and 135 men, who will compete in all 15 disciplines across seven sports. Some of the top contenders for gold are San Diegans. See photos of San Diego's Olympians compete at their events in the Winter Olympics.

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Medal ceremonies for (L-R) Shaun White, Elana Meyers Taylor and Ramona's Chris Knierim with wife and partner Alexa Scimeca Knierim.
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Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs took the lead with a course record on Run 1 of the bobsled competition on Feb. 20, 2018..
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United States Women's Bobsled team Jamie Greubel Poser, Lauren Gibbs, Aja Evans and Elana Meyers Taylor pose for a portrait on the Today Show Set on February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Bronze medalists Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Ramona native Chris Knierim of Team United States celebrate during the victory ceremony after the Figure Skating Team Event at Medal Plaza on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Flag bearer Seamus O'Connor of Ireland leads in his country during the Opening Ceremony on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. O'Connor lives in Ramona, California.
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NBC 7's Steven Luke spoke with Ramona native and Olympic athlete Seamus O'Connor in Pyeongchang, South Korea. O'Connor competed for Team Ireland in the halfpipe event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
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Lindsey Jacobellis competes at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Shaun White of the United States warms up prior to the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: Encinitas resident Lindsey Jacobellis (blue), Michela Moioli of Italy (green), Julia Pereira De Sousa Mabileau of France (black), Chloe Trespeuch of France (yellow), Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria (white) and Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic (red) compete during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Big Final on day seven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: Michela Moioli of Italy takes 1st place, Julia Pereira De Sousa Mabileau of France takes 2nd place, Eva Samkova of Czech Republic takes 3rd place, Chloe Trespeuch of France crashes out, Encinitas resident Lindsey Jacobellis competes during the Snowboarding Women's Snowboard Cross Finals at Pheonix Snow Park on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic (red), Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria (white) and Encinitas resident Lindsey Jacobellis (green) compete during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Semifinal 1 on day seven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: San Diego resident Daniel Samohin, competing for Israel, skates during the Men's Single Skating Short Program at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 16, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: San Diego resident Daniel Samohin, competing for Israel, skates during the Men's Single Skating Short Program at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 16, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Ramona native Seamus O'Connor, representing Ireland, competes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States kiss after their routine during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of Carlsbad celebrates during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his third run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his third run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States crashes in his second run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States crashes in his second run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States competes in the during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Jake Pates of the United States warms up prior to the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Shaun White of the United States warms up prior to the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Shaun White of the United States warms up prior to the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Ramona native Seamus O'Connor, representing Ireland, competes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Bronze medalists Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Ramona native Chris Knierim and Maia Shibutani of Team United States celebrate during the victory ceremony after the Figure Skating Team Event at Medal Plaza on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event – Pairs Free Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event – Pairs Free Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States await their scores after competing in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event – Pairs Free Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event Pairs Free Skating during the Figure Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event – Pairs Free Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event – Pairs Free Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event Pairs Free Skating during the Figure Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States compete during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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