Entertainment Sports Moving Photos of Athletes Finding Out They Won Gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games Catch the sheer shock and emotion these Olympians experienced moments after learning that they won gold medals By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on February 11, 2022 02:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 19 Fred Lee/Getty Suzanne Schulting of Team Netherlands grabs gold during the women's 1000m final at Capital Indoor Stadium on Feb. 11. 02 of 19 Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Norway's Marte Olsbu Roeiseland takes a moment on the snow to soak in her gold medal win following the women's biathlon sprint classic on Feb. 11. 03 of 19 Wei Zheng/CHINASPORTS/VCG via Getty Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano is all smiles after his men's halfpipe gold medal run at Genting Snow Park on Feb. 11. 04 of 19 Tom Weller/VOIGT/DeFodi Images via Getty Finland's Iivo Niskanen wins gold in men's 15km classic cross-country skiing at The National Cross-Country Skiing Centre on Feb. 11. 05 of 19 Patrick Smith/Getty Team USA's Chloe Kim is moved to tears after winning gold in the women's halfpipe for a second year at the Olympics, making her the first woman in history to do so. 06 of 19 Adam Pretty/Getty Germany's Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt share laughs and hug following their gold medal luge team relay run on Feb. 10 at the National Sliding Centre. 07 of 19 Nathan Chen (left) with coach Rafael Arutyunyan during the Beijing Winter Olympics. Jean Catuffe/Getty Images USA's Nathan Chen leans on his coach Rafael Arutyunyan as he celebrates winning gold in men's free skate at Capital Indoor Stadium on Feb. 10. 08 of 19 Elsa/Getty South Korea's Daeheon Hwang lets out a roar after winning gold in the men's 1500m final on Feb. 9 at Capital Indoor Stadium. 09 of 19 Douwe Bijlsma/BSR Agency/Getty Speed skater Irene Schouten of Team Netherlands breaks down with emotion after winning gold in the women's 3000m at the National Speedskating Oval on Feb. 5. Her coach Jillert Anema stands by, congratulating the Olympian. 10 of 19 Fu Tian/China News Service via Getty Team Norway's cross-country skier Therese Johaug hits the snow after grabbing gold in the women's 15k cross-country skiathlon at the National Cross-Country Skiing Centre on Feb. 5. 11 of 19 Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand collapses in the snow after her gold medal-winning run during the women's snowboard slopestyle final at Genting Snow Park on Feb. 6. 12 of 19 Douwe Bijlsma/BSR Agency/Getty Sweden's Nils van der Poel is in disbelief after winning gold in the men's 5000m for speed skating at the National Speed Skating Oval on Feb. 6. 13 of 19 Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Australia's freestyle skier Jakara Anthony is all smiles upon winning gold in men's ski freestyle moguls on Feb. 6. 14 of 19 He Penglei/China News Service via Getty Team Germany's Johannes Ludwig is elated upon winning the men's singles luge run 4 at the National Sliding Centre on Feb. 6. 15 of 19 Zhai Yujia/China News Service via Getty Alexander Bolshunov of Team ROC raises his arms in victory during the men's cross-country skiathlon at the National Cross-Country Skiing Centre on Feb. 6. 16 of 19 Jiang Kehong/Xinhua via Getty Team Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi gets lifted on the shoulders of teammates after winning the men's normal hill individual final round in ski jumping at the National Ski Jumping Centre on Feb. 6. 17 of 19 Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Gold medalist Ireen Wust of Team Netherlands leaps for joy on the podium during the women's 1500m flower ceremony for speed skating on Feb. 7. 18 of 19 Matthew Stockman/Getty In short track speed skating, Arianna Fontana of Team Italy lets out a victory roar after grabbing gold in the women's 500m final at Capital Indoor Stadium on Feb. 7. 19 of 19 Liu Lu/VCG via Getty Team China's Ren Ziwei explodes with excitement after winning gold in the men's 1000m in short track speed skating at Capital Indoor Stadium on Feb. 7.