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Team events dominate the figure-skating program on Saturday, with a new champion guaranteed in name after Russia's ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics. For one particular member of the United States team, that training was only four months.

And Olympic Athlete from Russia Mikhail Kolyada was the worst of the top flight though, falling on both quad attempts and popping a triple Axel into a brutal single. This women's ice hockey team may be a start to cooling the tensions between the Koreas and could also help cool the tensions between North Korea and the United States.

Team USA can redeem itself on Saturday with flawless skating.

Chan added he's better prepared for these games than he was for Sochi, where he lost out to only one man - although Hanyu was the far better skater at the 2014 Games. They've said they look forward to spending Valentines Day together at the Games, but moreso, the chance to win another medal in PyeongChang.

The 19-year-old wasn't truly on the Olympic radar until the end of 2017.

Sochi 2014 hosted the inaugural Olympic team event when Russian Federation won the gold medal followed by Canada and the USA. Tennell has dealt with stress fractures in her back (in 2015 and '16), however, she's performed well recently. While she is still young, her jumps have been impressive. Nagasu is the third American woman to ever land a triple axel. That is the jump with the most difficulty, and she's one of the few who has been able to include it in her routines. Later that year, Parra collaborated with the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Speedskating to create the Wheels to Ice Program (WhIP). In an interview with NBC's Andrea Joyce, Chen said that he would be going to the 2018 Olympics. The expectation for Chen isn't that she'll find the podium at the Olympics, but rather she's the hope for the future.

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US skater Nathan Chen suffered a drastic fall within minutes of his Olympic performance. (We also scored another gold that year: Alisa Camplin won the aerials event-on pure merit, however.) By comparison, at the following Summer Olympics in 2004, Australia won 49 medals, including 17 gold. Is competitive figure skating a lucrative career?

With more training, she eventually made her junior global debut at the ISU Junior Grand Prix during the 2013-14 season. She is still relatively inexperienced when it comes to worldwide competition, however, she is favored to earn a medal. She made her Olympic debut four years ago in Sochi, where she was the youngest skier in the field (age 15) and placed 14th overall. The first time it captivated a USA audiencewas the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, when all eyes were on American world record holder Dan Jansen, a favorite to medal in the 500 meters and 1,000 meters in long track. She won the bronze medal in 2014, but did not place in '10 or '06.

Olympic figure skating used to be relatively easy to watch - at least when it came to understanding the scores. Watch for 18-year-old Maame Biney in the women's 500m, a race that's an all-out sprint to the finish. She has plenty of experience and has placed in numerous senior-level competitions.

Nathan Chen stepped onto the ice at Gangneung Ice Arena as an individual Olympic gold-medal favorite, and he finished his first performance in PyeongChang disappointed. Her recent success puts her in line to finish first in PyeongChang.

Olympic Athletes of Russia's Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, the reigning World bronze medalists, earned a personal best short program score of 80.92 to win the team pairs short program and to help the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation move up to fourth place, after a disappointing short program from Mikhail Kolyada, who finished the men's short program in a dismal 8th place.

None of the four others in their practice group, American Vincent Zhou included, took advantage of the session, mindful that a second opportunity would follow in the afternoon.



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