Febrero 19, 2018

Everything you need to know about the Winter Olympics

10 Febrero 2018, 04:54 | Gerardo Tarin

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Russian skater Adelina Sotnikova was at the center of a controversy in the 2014 Olympics when she won a gold medal and hugged a Russian judge

A record for the number of Asian Americans in Team USA's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics figure skating team has been set.

Skating to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", the 20-year-old was almost flawless, snapping out a clean set of jumps including a quad toeloop and triple toeloop sequence that drew cheers from the crowd for a whopping 103.25 points.

The Canadians take on Switzerland and the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" on Saturday. The USA has only one pair entered for the Olympic Games, Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Chris Knierim.

"Team events are completely different from individual events". They have an edge with their signature move, the split quadruple twist; they're the only us pair to ever execute the move in competition. In 2017, he won the World Junior Championships and took home a silver medal at the 2017 US Figure Skating Championships.

"I assume pressure was on Uno as he was the first Japanese to skate, but his performance was great", said Mami Ohashi, of Tokyo. However, unlike the paired event, ice dance puts more focus in keeping rhythm with the music.

Uno will be battling it out against Chan, U.S. champion and Grand Prix final victor Chen along with compatriot and reigning world and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the men's event starting on February 16.

In the latter part of the program, he cleanly landed the final jump of a triple lutz and wrapped up his short program after a couple of spins and steps.

The two came in second, just ahead of Japan but trailing Team Canada.

"I don't know if there's any specific explanation for it", Yamaguchi said. Spain originally was qualified, but not eligible since they qualified skaters for the individual events only in two disciplines.

The Olympics are about healthy competition on a world stage, and while that may take a lot of freaky forms - whether winter or summer - both always produce a wealth of inspiring human stories to go along with all the bling handed out on the medal stand. They receive points based on their finish, with the top five teams advancing to the free skate on Sunday and Monday.

Figure skating: The 18-year-old Chen already is a two-time US champion, and he won two gold medals in 2017 - in the ISU Grand Prix and the Four Continents Championship.

"I'm competing in worldwide dance so I'll be doing the Silver Samba", she said.

"I felt really very much in control of my thoughts and how my body felt", said the 27-year-old on the start of his third Olympic Winter Games. In Sochi, where Canada won a silver in the team event, Chan was subbed out for Kevin Reynolds in the long. Sun says what's happening in figure skating could reflect diversity in general in the US.

Chen then revealed that two weeks ago, the two sat down again "at the same exact café, the same exact table, the same exact chairs, and we had the same exact drinks". (Anyone see that? Me neither.) But without a single scandal to her credit - nothing but a measly half-dozen Olympic gold medals - Bonnie is clearly no Tonya Harding, so an Oscar-caliber biopic with Margot Robbie playing her is probably out of the question.

A teenage figure skater is injured during a competition, and her career appears to be over until she meets a local rink owner who helps her recover and pursue her dream. "We've done team competitions in the past, but we're at the Olympics and to do that performance is really special". Despite not sleeping through the night because of jet lag, the young American star managed to skate all three practice sessions to which he was assigned and he held little back, landing most of the challenging quadruple jumps for which he's known. "Most of us have seen each other grow up, basically, and support each other along the years with changes and everything".

Orser continued: "It's been quite a journey, actually". "I'm very excited and very honored to represent my country".

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