Tweeters were on serious tenterhooks as Thursday’s final in Pyeongchang, South Korea, went into a 20-minute overtime:
Then, when America’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of shootouts to secure the side its first Olympic gold in the event for 20 years, they truly exploded with joy.
Here’s how fellow Team USA members reacted in Pyeongchang:
Over on Twitter, it was a similar story, as thousands of people ― including Olympians and celebrities ― went wild:
MY SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL CHAMPIONS ?❤️
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 22, 2018
CONGRATS to the US Women’s Hockey team for bringing home the GOLD for the first time in 20 years!!!!! You make us all so proud ???❤️???????? pic.twitter.com/L9LmdLGEIG
— om (@oliviamunn) February 22, 2018
Wow. 20 years these women have been waiting for this, working for this, dreaming of this. @usahockey women GOLDEN again. So well deserved. And do it w such class. Humble, smart, loyal, unified. #pyeongchang2018
— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) February 22, 2018
Overtime heart palpitations have subsided. 20 year drought is finally over. Bless you USA hockey women. #USAvsCAN ???
— Evan Bates (@Evan_Bates) February 22, 2018
Do You Believe in Miracles? YES! Women’s @usahockey wins GOLD on same day as USA Men’s defeated USSR in 1980. Incredible win in triple overtime. First USA gold since 98.
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) February 22, 2018
USA Hockey Women GOLD! ITS GOLD!
— John-Henry Krueger (@Real_JohnHenry) February 22, 2018