2018 Winter Olympics: Russians take gold, silver in women’s figure skating
Last Updated Feb 23, 2018 1:02 AM EST
It’s been a busy and eventful week so far in South Korea as the competition heats up at the Winter Games. In case you missed Wednesday’s events, Team USA women’s hockey claimed gold in a shootout win over Canada.
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Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin earned a silver medal, but Lindsey Vonn made a mistake early in the slalom and didn’t finish in what’s likely her final Winter Games.
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Americans have worst showing in women’s figure skating in modern Olympics history
1:00 a.m.: The Americans secured their worst showing in modern-era Olympic women’s figure skating with Mirai Nagasu failing to get any lift on her triple axel and popping a triple lutz.
The 24-year-old Nagasu was fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Games but never got going in the individual competition at the Pyeongchang Games after helping the U.S. win a team bronze. She hit her triple axel in that event, becoming the first American woman and third overall to do so in an Olympics.
But she slipped below U.S. champion Bradie Tennell in the standings after Friday’s free skate, with 2017 national champ Karen Chen just behind. Even when there were several skaters to go, Americans almost certainly will wind up ninth, 10th and 11th.
Since World War II, at least one American woman finished sixth or higher.
Russian Evgenia Medvedeva takes silver
12:02 a.m.: Evgenia Medvedeva, considered one of the favorites for gold, finished with the highest score for the free skate, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Alina Zagitova. Medvedeva had a total of 238.26, putting her just over a point behind Zagitova.
Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond took bronze.
Russians battle for gold in women’s free skate
11:49 p.m.: Russian Alina Zagitova, the 15-year-old who led after the first round, scored 156.65, giving her a total of 239.57 and putting her in the lead.
Evgenia Medvedeva, 18, considered one of the favorites for a gold, will skate last. After the short program, Zagitova had only been 1.31. points ahead of Medvedeva.
Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond skated after Zagitova, landing in second place behind her with a score of 231.02.
Americans stumble in free skate
11:01 p.m.: The three Americans stumbled in the free skate Thursday. First up was Karen Chen, who fell on one jump and landed awkwardly on another, and ended up with a score of 185.65.
Bradie Tennell skated better, falling onto the ice with two triples. But her score fared better overall, with a 192.35 that was high enough to land her in second place.
Mirai Nagasu, who was the first American women to land a triple axel at the Olympics during the team competition, failed to land the triple axel in both her technical program and the free skate. In her first attempt, she didn’t get any height and only did a half a rotation rather than three-and-a-half. She finished with a total of 186.54, which put her in fourth place.
Hungary comes through with clutch victory
9:21 p.m.: Hungary storms to the top to earn a gold medal in men’s short track 5,000m relay.
They scored 6:31.971, followed by China (6:32.035) and Canada (6:32.282).
Netherlands claim gold in women’s 1000m
9:03 p.m.: Suzanne Schulting earned a gold medal in the women’s 1,000m short track speed skating competition with a time of 1:29.778.
Silver medal was awarded to Kim Boutin of Canada (1:29.956) and bronze went to Arianna Fontana of Italy (1:30.656).
China earns 1st gold, sets record in men’s 500m
8:54 p.m.: China earns its first gold medal in the 2018 Winter Games.
Wu Dajing set a world record time in the men’s 500m with 39.584 earning gold — followed by Hwang Dae-heon of Korea with 39.854 (silver) followed by a bronze medal for Korea’s Lim Hyo-jun (39.919). Canada’s Samuel Girard rounded out the competitors in fourth.
4 men to skate for gold in men’s 500m (final run)
8:34 p.m.: The following advance to the finals in the Men’s 500m short track speed skating.
1) Wu Dajing of China
2) Samuel Girard of Canada
3) Hwang Dae-heon of Korea
4) Lim Hyo-jun of Korea
Excitement builds for figure skating competition
8:27 p.m.: Women’s free program is scheduled for tonight.
Men’s 500m short track speed skating (1st run)
8:15 p.m.: The following three competitors advance to the semifinals in the top three spots.
China’s Ren Ziwei, Hungary’s Liu Shadlin Sandor and China’s Wu Daling.
Tonight’s schedule of events
Here’s a look at what’s on tap Thursday night.
If you need a guide on how to watch the Winter Games
8-10 p.m. — Figure Skating (ladies’ free program), NBCSN (LIVE)
8 p.m.-Midnight — Figure Skating (ladies’ gold medal final), NBC (LIVE)
8 p.m. — Women’s Freestyle Skiing (ski cross final), NBC (LIVE)
8 p.m.-Midnight — Short Track (gold medal finals), NBC
10 p.m.-2 a.m. — Men’s Curling (semifinal replay), NBCSN
10 p.m.-2 a.m. — Short Track – Gold medal final, NBCSN
And in case you need a recap of Day 13, here you go courtesy of Team USA:
Latest medal count
7:55 p.m.: Here’s a look at the tally of medals courtesy of CBS Sports.
Norway leads with a total of 35 (with 13 gold medals) and USA trails at fourth place with 8 gold medals (21 total).
Editor’s Note: The Associated Press contributed to this report.