Then and Now: Team USA Olympians

Before they were Team USA Olympians, they were cute babies and youngsters. Here’s a photo roundup of some of your favorite athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

<p>(Photos by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Isa Foltin/WireImage, Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) </p>
Then and Now: Team USA Olympians

(Photos by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Isa Foltin/WireImage, Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Big sister Lindsey Vonn sports matching sweaters with her little sister<br><strong>NOW:</strong> The four-time Olympian put on her first set of skis when she was three years old.<br> (Photo via Instagram/lindseyvonn, Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) </p>
Lindsey Vonn, USA, Alpine Skiing

THEN: Big sister Lindsey Vonn sports matching sweaters with her little sister
NOW: The four-time Olympian put on her first set of skis when she was three years old.
(Photo via Instagram/lindseyvonn, Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> A young Mikaela Shiffrin soaks up the sun.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> She just won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She’s also the youngest athlete in history to win an Olympic slalom gold medal (Sochi 2014).<br> (Photo via Instagram/mikaelashiffrin, Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) </p>
Mikaela Shiffrin, USA, Alphine Skiing

THEN: A young Mikaela Shiffrin soaks up the sun.
NOW: She just won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She’s also the youngest athlete in history to win an Olympic slalom gold medal (Sochi 2014).
(Photo via Instagram/mikaelashiffrin, Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Nathan Chen steps onto the ice between big siblings.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> He’s the first-ever skater to land six quadruple jumps in a competition.<br> (Photo via Instagram/nathanwchen, Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images) </p>
Nathan Chen, USA, Figure Skating

THEN: Nathan Chen steps onto the ice between big siblings.
NOW: He’s the first-ever skater to land six quadruple jumps in a competition.
(Photo via Instagram/nathanwchen, Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Toddler Shaun White poses for a Halloween photo between his older siblings<br><strong>NOW:</strong> He’s a four-time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medalist.<br> (Photo via Twitter/shaunwhite, Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Shaun White, USA, Snowboard

THEN: Toddler Shaun White poses for a Halloween photo between his older siblings
NOW: He’s a four-time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medalist.
(Photo via Twitter/shaunwhite, Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> 5-year-old Chloe Kim plays a fairy princess.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> She’s a 17-year-old snowboarding sensation and Olympic gold medalist.<br> (Photo via Instagram/chloekimsnow, Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Chloe Kim, USA, Snowboard

THEN: 5-year-old Chloe Kim plays a fairy princess.
NOW: She’s a 17-year-old snowboarding sensation and Olympic gold medalist.
(Photo via Instagram/chloekimsnow, Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Middle-school student Matt Hamilton.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> He and his sister Becca are the first U.S. team to compete in the first-ever mixed doubles curling event.<br> (Photo via Instagram/hamscurl, Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) </p>
Matt Hamilton, USA, Curling

THEN: Middle-school student Matt Hamilton.
NOW: He and his sister Becca are the first U.S. team to compete in the first-ever mixed doubles curling event.
(Photo via Instagram/hamscurl, Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Big brother Jordan Greenway (right) with younger brother JD.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> He’s the first African-American to play hockey for Team USA.<br> (Photo via Instagram/greenway12; AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) </p>
Jordan Greenway, USA, Ice Hockey

THEN: Big brother Jordan Greenway (right) with younger brother JD.
NOW: He’s the first African-American to play hockey for Team USA.
(Photo via Instagram/greenway12; AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Toddler Kelly Clark with her mom.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> The three-time Olympic medalist (one gold, two bronzes) started snowboarding at age seven.<br> (Photo via Instagram/thekellyclark, Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) </p>
Kelly Clark, USA, Snowboard

THEN: Toddler Kelly Clark with her mom.
NOW: The three-time Olympic medalist (one gold, two bronzes) started snowboarding at age seven.
(Photo via Instagram/thekellyclark, Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Big sister Jessica Diggins looks after her baby sister.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> She’s on a quest to become the first American woman to win an Olympic medal for cross-country skiing.<br> (Photo via Instagram/jessiediggins, Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) </p>
Jessica Diggins, USA, Cross-Country Skiing

THEN: Big sister Jessica Diggins looks after her baby sister.
NOW: She’s on a quest to become the first American woman to win an Olympic medal for cross-country skiing.
(Photo via Instagram/jessiediggins, Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Sweet Mirai Nagasu hugs a friend.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> She’s the first American female skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics.<br> (Photo via Instagram/mirainagasu, Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Mirai Nagasu, USA, Figure Skating

THEN: Sweet Mirai Nagasu hugs a friend.
NOW: She’s the first American female skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics.
(Photo via Instagram/mirainagasu, Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Erin Jackson in 2002. She switched from figure skating to speed skating a year later.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> She’s the first African-American woman to compete in Olympic long-track skating.<br> (Photo via Instagram/speedyj, AP Photo/John Locher) </p>
Erin Jackon, USA, Speed Skating

THEN: Erin Jackson in 2002. She switched from figure skating to speed skating a year later.
NOW: She’s the first African-American woman to compete in Olympic long-track skating.
(Photo via Instagram/speedyj, AP Photo/John Locher)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Arielle Gold hugs her little brother Taylor.<br><strong>NOW: </strong>She won a bronze medal in the women’s snowboard halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br> (Photo via Instagram/arielletgold, Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) </p>
Arielle Gold, USA, Snowboard

THEN: Arielle Gold hugs her little brother Taylor.
NOW: She won a bronze medal in the women’s snowboard halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
(Photo via Instagram/arielletgold, Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> 8-month-old Adam Rippon with his mom.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> His signature skating move, the “Rippon Lutz,” is a triple Lutz with both hands above his head.<br> (Photo via Instagram/adaripp, Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Adam Rippon, USA, Figure Skating

THEN: 8-month-old Adam Rippon with his mom.
NOW: His signature skating move, the “Rippon Lutz,” is a triple Lutz with both hands above his head.
(Photo via Instagram/adaripp, Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Toddler Red Gerard way back in the day.<br><strong>NOW: </strong>He won Team USA’s first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br> (Photo via Instagram/redgerard, Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) </p>
Red Gerard, USA, Snowboard

THEN: Toddler Red Gerard way back in the day.
NOW: He won Team USA’s first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
(Photo via Instagram/redgerard, Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Hailey Langland’s dad helps with her first snow experience.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> The 17-year-old is a first-time Olympian.<br> (Photo via Instagram/haileylangland, Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) </p>
Hailey Langland, USA, Snowboard

THEN: Hailey Langland’s dad helps with her first snow experience.
NOW: The 17-year-old is a first-time Olympian.
(Photo via Instagram/haileylangland, Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

<p><strong>THEN:</strong> Kacey Bellamy with her big brother Rob.<br><strong>NOW:</strong> The two-time Olympic silver medalist grew up playing ice hockey with her brothers.<br> (Photo via Twitter/@kbells22, Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) </p>
Kacey Bellamy, USA, Ice Hockey

THEN: Kacey Bellamy with her big brother Rob.
NOW: The two-time Olympic silver medalist grew up playing ice hockey with her brothers.
(Photo via Twitter/@kbells22, Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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