There are many more medals to be won in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but we doubt any of the winners' reactions will be able to top that of pairs figure skater Aliona Savchenko.



The five-time Olympian finally earned her place at the top of the podium on Feb. 15, and her reaction was pure gold. She and partner Bruno Massot, who skate for Germany, had set a world record with their free skate score, but they had to sit through three more performances to find out if it would be enough. When it was, the two both broke down into tears, but it was Savchenko's reaction in particular that made fans, and even non-fans, emotional.






At 34, Savchenko was competing in her fifth Olympics, a rarity especially in her sport. After winning bronze medals at her last two Winter Games, Sochi and Vancouver, the skater was determined to finally win gold. Savchenko pressed on after the 2014 retirement of her last partner, Robin Szolkowy, and found a replacement in Massot, who promised her they would not settle for bronze in PyeongChang.



When it came time to compete, their odds looked slim after Massot doubled a triple jump in their short program. Still, they managed to overcome a more than five-point deficit to overtake leaders Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China. The two ultimately eked out a win by less than half of a point, leading to their moving winning moment.









Not surprisingly, Savchenko's story won over many viewers, and people got busy tweeting about her inspiring journey. Even Polina Edmunds, who skated for the United States in Sochi, weighed in.
























Other golds will be won in PyeongChang, but we just don't see how they'll be able to make us feel like this.