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US Figure Skater Nathan Chen at Loss to Explain Shaky Showing

US Figure Skater Nathan Chen at Loss to Explain Shaky Showing

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SHIFFRIN: Every single, like, loss that I've ever had, I remember that feeling so thoroughly.

He had been sidelined from competition since injuring his ankle in November. No matter. He hit every element of a highly hard program with precision and grace. "I'm not really sure exactly what to do but just recover and try to prepare myself best for the free".

"I want to get another Olympic medal outside the team event".

Rippon, meanwhile, has been drawn into a war of words with Mike Pence over the USA vice president's perceived stance on LGBT rights.

Notes: Zhou is the only member of the U.S. Figure Skating Team in PyeongChang not to have a national title on his resume at the senior level. He missed on all his jumps, plummeting to 17th place with a tentative and passionless showing.

There is something to be said for the experience gained from being on the Olympic podium, and that will help both Chan and Hanyu. "But you have to work on the mental stuff just as much".

The men's long program is tomorrow, the free skate.




He declined to say what will be part of a program that will "let me skate cleanly" since it depended how far his training takes him before the men's competition starts on Friday with the short program.

"Just rough again. Still need some time to think about it".

Wearing a military costume complete with epaulets, Russian Dmitri Aliev set the leaping bar very high as the 20th of 30 skaters to perform. He also has quads. It wasn't until last month that Hanyu thought he'd be able to make it back and contend here.

Aliev, 18, was second to Fernandez at the European championships, yet he was left out of the team event here.

Shoma Uno is also a strong contender for a medal after finishing first in the men's short program in the team event.

"Honestly I wasn't really worrying", Aliev told reporters, adding that his Olympic performance at the Gangneung Ice Arena was only the second time he had skated at the facility. "I wasn't especially anxious".

"Just a mix of emotions", he said.

"I'm moved. I knew he is a man who makes things happen whenever they're needed". Rippon lied back on the ice and pumped his fists after a performance without a quadruple jump that earned 87.95 points. His pratfall of a performance may rank as the worst in Games history by a United States champion, with a tumble on his opening quadruple Lutz and staggering exits from his quad toe and triple Axel. Fernandez has everything a skater needs to contend, including outstanding technical prowess and a charming and entertaining style that captures the audience and judges alike. "I said, 'He's Yuzu".