Olympic Figure Skating: Canada Wins Team Gold; U.S. Grabs Bronze

“I think we had a sour taste in our mouth since Sochi (Canada took silver at the 2014 Games),” Moir said. “We wanted of which medal for four years. of which feels great.”

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Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.

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“Four years ago, when I was left off the team, I wanted to make another Olympic team, as well as also I knew I could truly have to be something special,” Nagasu said of her triple axel.

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Women: Mirai Nagasu Nails Triple Axel for U.S.

Despite finishing third at the national championships in 2014, Mirai Nagasu was passed over for an Olympic berth. at of which point, finally back at the Olympics four years later, Nagasu gave a near-perfect performance, starting which has a triple axel, a move few women can land. (The Associated Press reported of which only Midori Ito as well as also Mao Asada of Japan have done of which at the Olympics before.) Before the routine was even over, Nagasu was visibly exulting, as well as also her score reflected the impressive performance.

“Four years ago, when I was left off the team, I wanted to make another Olympic team, as well as also I knew I could truly have to be something special,” she said. “So to become the first American to land a triple axel at the Olympic Games is actually historical, as well as also no one can take of which away via me.”

Nagasu placed second to the Russian Alina Zagitova.

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Adam Rippon skated a clean performance for the United States.

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Men: Canada Tightens Grip on Lead

Patrick Chan of Canada fell, nevertheless his lyrical performance to Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” was Great enough to place first, nearly locking up the gold medal for Canada. The Russian Mikhail Kolyada fell on one jump as well as also stumbled on another, nevertheless managed second place.

Adam Rippon skated a clean performance with less difficulty, placing third for the United States. of which keeps the U.S. in Great position for a bronze medal.

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