Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Figure skating team competition a romp for Canada

Figure skating team competition a romp for Canada

Moir with partner Tessa Virtue helped Canada live up to their mantle as favourites with a commanding win over defending champions Russian Federation and the United States for the Winter Games' heavyweights first gold in South Korea. The Russians could pick up a maximum of four points in that discipline.

She'll need plenty of luck to defeat Japan's Sara Takanashi, who despite being just 21 years old already has five World Championships medals and four World Cup titles to her name, as well as defending Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany. "I'm going to hold this medal tight to me and it's going to be as good as the individual event".

Wust won her fifth Olympic gold medal, using a stirring last lap to set a time of 1 minute, 54.35 seconds.

"We weren't happy with our approach in Sochi, it was too casual", he said. You have to be pretty fortunate to do multiple games and have a shot at medals.

"We have such an incredible, strong team", Daleman said, "and I'm proud to say we've won and I'm prouder to have been part of it".

The women's free skate was top scale - and historic - for the Americans. Not only have they toned down the lift, The Toronto Star reports, but they've also tweaked the ending to make it even more dramatic.

Johnson, Hossler tied for lead at Pebble Beach
The 1985 Edmonton Oilers have a celebration Sunday for their vote as the best National Hockey League team in the last 100 years. I know it's about your own game and it's about improving, that's all you're trying to do is consistently improve and get better.

Mirai Nagasu became the first US lady to land a triple Axel at the Olympic Games. "We still really enjoy skating together and I think that's why we still are". Canadian Gabrielle Daleman scored 137.14 points. The 15-year-old stamped herself as the main challenger to countrywoman Evgenia Medvedeva for the gold in the individual event with a brilliant combination of jumps, spins, artistry and overall presence. "I just skated with all my heart and just was in the moment completely", said Daleman.

"I didn't want to let my team down".

Just like Friday's men's short program, the men's free skate was anything but memorable.

The Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) secured the silver medal after Alina Zagitova put in an wonderful performance to win gold in the women's free skate event. We wanted to make a bit of a different statement.

Adam Rippon, replacing USA champ Nathan Chen, skated a fluid and at times mesmerizing routine, but his marks were damaged by inconsistencies with his jumps, including omitting a planned quad lutz. Her second-place finish earned nine points for Team USA and widened the gap between the US and Italy, both fighting for bronze. Consider this your regular reminder that no country is as dominant in any winter sport as the Dutch are at speedskating; the Netherlands' 105 Olympic medals in the sport are almost 40 more than the second-place United States. "I went out there and I did my job".

The teammates have a special bond, too (because of course); not only did a lot of them grow up together, but veteran Olympians Chan, Moir, and Virtue came out of retirement specifically for Pyeongchang - and for their team.

Like this: