Canada beat the USA women 3-2 in overtime in the final four years ago in Sochi to win the Olympic gold. Having Chan help deliver that, then go on and beat defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu, American Nathan Chen and two-time world championship victor Javier Fernandez in the individual event would be even better. Japan is not expected to earn a medal in the team event. Kristi Yamaguchi was the first Asian American woman to win Olympic gold won her medal in 1992 and at least one Asian American figure skater has participated in every Olympic team since then.
American teenager Maame Biney is safely through to the quarterfinals of the 500 meters in her short-track Olympic debut.
There is also a Program Components score, which includes how well a skater executed all the skills, their musicality, how well put together the program was, and other less objective measures. He earned a score of 81.66 and with the mistakes from others, was able to still finish the event in third place. While roller sports had applied time and again to be part of the Olympics, they had not succeeded, giving the ice version of the sport a special allure.
Budding Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen experienced the disappointment of a lifetime when he failed to deliver the performance fans were hoping for. And he may yet be. In mixed doubles, teams throw a total of five rocks over each of eight ends, creating a faster-paced event than traditional men's or women's curling. First time Olympians Hailey Langland and Julia Marino will be the snowboarders to watch in the qualifiers.
Figure skating coverage continues with the men's and women's free skate and free dance on Sunday, Feb. 11.
With the married duo of Chris Knierim and Alex Scimeca-Knierim turning in an impressive fourth-place performance with their short program Friday, given that pairs is not USA squad's strength, the United States are second in the standings. Japan is third with 13 points, marginally ahead of the Russian team after the men's short program and the pairs short program.
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Arutyunyan revealed that Chen will skate his short program in the team event, which gets underway Friday (8 p.m. Thursday ET), while Rippon will skate the long program.
They love him, his posse, many of whom have known him for half a lifetime. The final will begin at 6:04 p.m. That's a notable change for skaters accustomed to competing year-round in the evening. The morning of February 9, the Opening Ceremony will mark the official start to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
"I think we're seeing the rise of more diversity in our sport in the United States", said Yamaguchi. "In my case I'm so thankful I had the support of my team mates on and off the ice".
Chen hinted at the same.
"I focus on myself because that's all I can control". "But with the time change and everything, it's not a big deal". Definitely need to work harder for the next couple of days.
Chen had to double a triple toe loop and quad toe loop, two jumps he'd had little trouble with in practice, and the American fell on the triple axel that has caused him all kinds of trouble. Disappointed that he didn't perform to the best of his ability; disappointed, in his words, that he had let his teammates down.
"I just want to go out there and put it all out there and leave nothing behind". "Right now, all I can do is try to analyze what I did wrong, let it go and move on". They'll both return to the ice Wednesday in the men's and women's competitions.