Team competition a romp for Team Canada; Americans take bronze

Mirai-Nagasu

Nagasu landed the hard move about 20 seconds into the women's team free skate and racked up a personal best score of 137.53, setting the tone for the American team.

Nagasu, who also landed a triple axel at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic past year, is among just a handful of women who have successfully executed the jump in competition. Nagasu missed making the 2014 Sochi Olympics team but tonight's performance proved that she belongs on Team USA and she could be a gold medal contender.

28-year-old Adam Rippon made his Olympic debut in figure skating's team event, racking up eight points for Team USA on Sunday night. She finished fourth in the free skate, missing out on a medal. The ice dance free dance is the final event in the team competition.

Japanese skaters Midori Ito and Mao Asada are the only other women to successfully complete the triple axel at the Olympics. Italy's Carolina Kostner, who skated in the short program, earned a 134.00.

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She finished with a huge technical score of 73.38 and a total score of 137.53, a personal best.

Earlier in the men's free skate part of the team event...

"We wanted to make sure one of us would beat the Russians in our events, and I'm so honored to have done it", Chan said. A first-place finish gets 10 points, second gets nine, etc. His clean program was good for third, extending the American's lead over Italy to two points.

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