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Team USA's Best Figure Skater Just Went Down in a Heartbreaking Fall

Team USA's Best Figure Skater Just Went Down in a Heartbreaking Fall

The second day of competition featured the highly anticipated debut of figure skater Nathan Chen in the men's short program for the team competition event. It resumes Sunday with ice dance and ladies short programs, after which the top five nations will advance to free skates in each of the disciplines. The competition provided a first glimpse of the OAR athletes, who have been cleared to compete following the International Olympic Committee's ban on Russia's participation in the PyeongChang Games because of doping violations during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It wasn't the best of starts for the 27-year-old, who didn't come close to his personal best of 102.13. "It's been four years since I've been here".

"It's all about percentages and how I feel", he explained. For some, it's an opportunity to shake out the Olympic jitters and get used to competing under the Olympic rings.

The figure skating meet kicked off several hours before the opening ceremony, and the early morning start had Chan a bit rattled. It's not the best start I wanted, but I have the support of my teammates.

"It's always more hard for sure if we have a practice very early and a competition two hours after", he told reporters. Japan is not expected to earn a medal in the team event.

"I've gone to bed every night with a huge smile on my face", Chan says, flashing those teeth again, just before he walks off, still wearing his black figure skates. All of the mistakes that I did.

'I just wasn't thinking of the right technical things before the jumps, ' Chen said of the shocking fall, according to USA Today. Just as they were about to call our names, I looked over at Scott (Moir, Canada's Olympic gold and silver medallist in ice dancing) and we gave each other a little acknowledgement. "I took Adam five years ago, when he was (22), couldn't jump at all". "Yes, they will be there to watch me skate", she exclaimed. Keeping his word, White qualified for this year's games with a flawless score at the U.S. Grand Prix.

It's a Me and @heccabamilton playing Sweden in game three! She choreographed her own routines for her short and long programs for the 2016-2017 season (when she was named the US national champion), and is doing the same for the Olympics. "We planned it all out". Their "Come What May" performance scored 69.75 points.

The skater admitted to being sleepy during early morning practice. I didn't get to do it in Sochi, and we have time to rest before (the men's event).




Even though the Opening Ceremony isn't until Friday, events began Thursday with team skating, curling and freestyle skiing.

"It was important to do a strong short program, a season's best", Morozov said.

Get to know Chen by watching the video above!

"I was a mess", Hamilton continued, although he rebounded nicely to win gold. "In the individual I'll be more ready".

"This is the first time and I like it that we keep writing history", he added.

When Patrick Chan of Canada took to the ice as the first skater of the second group, the repeat Olympian fell twice. "Now we are here at the team event for the first time". It was a disappointing day for Team Korea, who finished ninth in the rankings. The team had a fall during their straight line footwork, but otherwise landed side-by-side triple toes and a throw triple Lutz.

Chan, a veteran of three Olympics, stumbled on his attempt at a quad and on one of his two triples while skating the short program to Dust in the Wind by Kansas.


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