Israel's Aimee Buchanan reacts after competing in the women's single skating short program during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Israel's Aimee Buchanan reacts after competing in the women's single skating short program during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Israel's Aimee Buchanan reacts after competing in the women's single skating short program during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. (Photo: Mladen Antonov / AFP/Getty Images)

Aimee Buchanan shares videos and photos from her Olympic debut

'To be an Israeli Olympian means the world to me,' said the 24-year-old figure skater.

"Competing in the Olympics is a dream come true," figure skater Aimee Buchanan told us before the Olympics got underway. "I still don’t quite believe it."

For the 24-year-old figure skater, that dream has now become a reality. We followed her as she made her Olympic debut.

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When she arrived at the Olympic village in South Korea, she made sure to take the obligatory photo in front of the Olympic rings.

On Friday, Buchanan watched her teammates perform at the Games' first figure skating event.

Israel's Paige Conners (center) and Israel's Evgeni Krasnopolski (second left) react after competing in the figure skating team event pair skating short program during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on Fe Aimee Buchanan (top right) hangs out with her teammates on the sidelines of the figure skating competition this weekend. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

On Friday night, she marched into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium with the largest-ever Winter Olympic delegation from Israel. "A night I will never forget!" she declared on Instagram. "Might have had on so many clothes I could barely move and it might have been freezing but it was all worth it! "

She made her Olympic debut on Sunday morning, skating quite flawlessly to the song "Only Hope" by Mandy Moore. Buchanan smiled throughout, which caught the attention of one of the television hosts. "I love how she's enjoying this experience," the announcer said. "That's the face of the joy of sport. That's marvelous."

After she performed, she answered a few questions from fans in this homemade video:

"She did her best and was great," Yaniv Ashkenazi, head of the Israeli delegation to Pyeongchang, told From The Grapevine. "She improved her season best significantly."

We caught up with Buchanan as she was heading back to her home in Texas. "My experience at the Games were a dream come true," she told us this week. "Ever since I stepped foot into Korea I just tried to enjoy every moment and soak in everything I can and make it an amazing memory. Skating my personal best made my Olympic moment. I have not stopped enjoying one second of being here. Everyone is so nice and so supportive. The village and other athletes are amazing and being surrounded by such an elite group of athletes has been unreal. The Korean fans are fabulous and the energy and support they bring to the arena is great."

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