Why Olympic Skaters Move from Wheels to Ice

Why Olympic Skaters Move from Wheels to Ice

Why Olympic Skaters Move from Wheels to Ice

While skating competitions generally occur at night, at these Games they're scheduled for 10am Korea time to accommodate the time difference with much of the U.S. That shift may take athletes some getting used to, as the first competitors to take the ice in the men's short program portion of the team event struggled to land their jumps.

Later Thursday, European gold medalists Yevgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov finished first in the pair event, representing Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. The U.S. wound up with 14 points, followed by Japan and the Russians with 13 points apiece.

Team Canada is leading after day one of the team figure skating competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Uno, the world silver medalist, was himself not ideal at Gangneung Ice Arena.

Uno two-footed and stepped out the landing of his opening quad flip, but was otherwise clean in his routine to "Winter" which featured a quad toe-triple toe and triple Axel. "I took ten athletes and passed along everything I knew", Parra says.

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They'll be back on the ice later on Thursday and again on Friday. Countries receive points depending on where their skaters finish from first to 10th place, with first place earning 10 points, and 10th place earning one point. "But I think that it was a good opportunity for me to put myself out there and make silly mistakes". One of the top skaters for the US since his teens, he missed out on the Sochi Olympics after coming down with swine flu at the 2014 Olympic trials.

Sometimes you've just got to let go, sit back, and enjoy the spectacle and intensity and excitement.

A 2017-18 Grand Prix Final champion and two-time USA national title victor, Chen became the youngest US men's national figure skating champion since 1966 when he finished No. 1 at age 17. "I'm not going to show that I'm happy and try to fake it if I'm genuinely not". Skaters Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Adam Rippon and Vincent Zhou filled the USA box to support their teammates. I always learn a lot from competing and making mistakes.

That would involve a gold medal, and Canada's best bet for top spot on the podium is most certainly in this event. The U.S.is counting on Lowell Bailey to give it the first-ever medal in this sport.

"I lived with Scott over a summer when he was a little annoying 10-year-old boy". I am a little bigger than the other skaters in the upper body, and when I get really tight it really affects the jumps. Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were second and Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot third.

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The team event, with its Ryder Cup vibe, sees the world's 10 top countries compete in short programs of all four disciplines.

No matter her results in Pyeongchang, Jackson recognizes her unique position as an African-American woman in speedskating and sees an opportunity to inspire future champions. "We've done team competitions in the past, but we're at the Olympics and to do that performance is really special".

Kihara said, "We had a good image in our minds from training and it is great to get a personal best score in the most important competition".

The Japanese team is without its star skater, reigning Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu. Team Germany, who isn't considered to be in medal contention in the team event, is in eighth place after the two events.

"We're at the Olympic Games and we'll do six programs if we need to", said her partner and husband, Knierim regarding their busy competition schedule.

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