Mandi Bierly
January 30, 2014 AT 11:56 PM EST

With still a week to go until competition begins at the Sochi Olympics (some events start Feb. 6, before the Feb. 7 opening ceremony), Team USA may not realize that the pressure is already on. We’re declaring the 2014 Socialympics officially open! Here are the U.S. athletes that medalled for Jan. 30 (eligibility began at 5 p.m. ET the previous night.)


Gold: Bobsledder Nick Cunningham

Push training in an airplane? @united really is #TeamUSAfriendly as we head to Sochi

— Nick Cunningham (@BOBSLEDR) January 30, 2014

Silver: Tie: Slopestyle skiers Nick Goepper and Gus Kenworthy

Dis plane is going to the Olympics. #holdon

— Nick Goepper (@NickGoepper) January 29, 2014

I’ve spent a lot of time on @united planes… That pretty much qualifies me to fly one, right? #whatsthisbuttondo

— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) January 29, 2014

Bronze: Short track speed skater Kyle Carr

Wheels up. Next stop #Sochi2014 @katieu11

— Kyle Carr (@cKyleCarr) January 30, 2014

EVENT: Posing in front of the Ralph Lauren sign at team processing in Munich (where athletes pick up their swag before heading to Sochi)

Gold: Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg (for the caption, really)

Would you?

— Sage Kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) January 30, 2014

Silver: Slopestyle skier Julia Krass

“Team processing! Can’t wait to rock these at opening ceremonies! #TEAMUSA @maggie_voisin”

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