Sorry, World, but Day 6 in Vancouver belonged to America.
The United States won three gold medals on Wednesday, something it has only done once before (Feb. 13 in the 2002 Games), and took home six medals overall, which is the most ever won in a single day in U.S. Olympic Winter Games history. Everyone together now:
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
First, Lindsey Vonn, who is a perfect combination of sweetheart and ice-carving machine bad ass, destroyed the rest of the field on her way to gold in Women's Downhill, bruised shin and all, becoming the first American ever to win gold in the event. Teammate Julia Mancuso nabbed the silver medal just for good measure.
Later in the day, Shani Davis set more Olympic history, becoming the first ever to successfully defend his gold medal in Men's Speed Skating 1000m, winning in a blistering 1:08.94. Americans also doubled up in this event, with Chad Hedrick taking the bronze, his fourth career Olympic medal.
Then under the lights, Shaun White showed just how much better he is than everyone else when he defended his gold in Men's Halfpipe. How good was White Wednesday night? He notched the highest score of the event ... on his victory lap. Fellow American Scott Lago picked up the bronze, giving the U.S. their sixth medal of the day.
Not all was gold for the Americans though. Both Curling teams lost again on Wednesday. The Men's squad is now 0-3, and is forcing us to photoshop "DERP" onto the shirt of skipper Jon Shuster.
Elsewhere in Vancouver, Norway's Marit Bjoergen won gold in Women's Cross-Country Sprint Classic, while Russians finished 1-2 in the Men's Sprint ... China's Meng Wang took gold in Women's Short Track Speed Skating 500m ... The Austrian team of Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won Men's Doubles' Luge (yes, it exists) ... Sweden shutout Germany in Men's Hockey group play ... Finland rolled past Belarus, 5-1.
And Stephen Colbert has officially arrived.