Here are the five Winter Olympics events you must not miss

Here are the five Winter Olympics events you must not miss

Here are the five Winter Olympics events you must not miss

The top five teams will advance after the short programs for men, women, pairs and ice dancing, with the free skate portion beginning with the pairs figure skaters Sunday afternoon local time (11:40 p.m. ET Saturday).

"I think we're seeing the rise of more diversity in our sport in the USA", said Yamaguchi, who became the first Asian-American woman to win Olympic gold.

The United States was ranked the second thanks to Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Chris Knierim and Nathan Chen's fourth place finish both in pairs and in men's.

"When I did, seriously, I just screamed", Chen continued.

"She's so inspiring. Before nationals, I sat down at a little café with her and we chatted for a little bit, which was extremely helpful", she recalled of their meetup at Bean Scene Cafe in their mutual hometown of Fremont.

Canadian Champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford finished second in the Pairs event behind Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov (OAR) with 76.57 points.

The 21-year-old Yan shook his head to questions in the mixed zone, and the twice Olympian was obviously disappointed with his two falling-downs onto the rink after triple Triple Axel and quad toeloop jumps, which cost him two points. "The music choices are something that I feel very attached to, especially the short", she said. "But I think that it was a good opportunity for me to put myself out there and make silly mistakes". "I also got about three hours of sleep before the competition, so it was fine".

Shoma Uno laid down the only standout men's performance, filling in for reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu quite capably. The 2018 Canadian Olympic team is made up of 225 athletes this year. His only bobble came on his opening quad flip, but he breezed through a big quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination and easily landed his triple axel. "It's an exciting time for sure for Asian-American men to be so prominently featured in the Olympic sport", said Yamaguchi, who'll be covering figure skating for NBC's digital "Olympic Ice" show.

Even though the Opening Ceremony isn't until Friday, events began Thursday with team skating, curling and freestyle skiing. "That will give us a better sense of how to strategize as a team".

Alexei Bychenko earned a new personal best of 88.49 for a second place finish in the Men's event for his upbeat routine to the Jewish folk song "Hava Nagila". His low score could offer a blow to the U.S. as he finished fourth for the night (7 points). So we'll just analyze what I did and learn to adjust.

Maia and Alex Shibutani, or the "Shib Sibs" as many on social media know them, took third at the 2017 World Championships and have two wins on the Grand Prix circuit this season, including their gold-medal performance at Skate America.

Tennell has an opportunity to find a rhythm on the pressure-packed Olympic ice in the team event before she tries to shock the world much like she did a month ago on home soil.

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