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Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA’s Mirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel

Winter Olympics 2018:

Team USA’sMirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel

The Winter Games are gearing up for some action-packed events Tuesday in primetime. Team USA’s Lindsey Vonn won bronze in the women’s downhill. She won gold in the event in 2010.

Also, the United States will have three competitors going for medals in figure skating. Bradie Tennell competed in the first group, while Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen will compete in the fourth group.

Monday night saw history being made when Germany and Canada tied for gold in the two-man bobsled race — one that also saw the closest finish by the top four sleds in any Olympic sliding race, ever.

Scroll below to see the latest updates as they happen. All times are Eastern unless otherwise noted.

11:30 p.m.: Team USA’s Mirai Nagasu falls during triple axel

Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics during the team event last week, but she fell during the notoriously difficult jump on Tuesday. She fell out of the top three after South Korea’s Choi Dabin scored 67.77. Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto led with 73.18 and Canada’s Gabrielle Daleman took second place.

“I think I overshot it — I kind of landed it, but I kind of fell,” Nagasu told NBC after the program. “I took an L for the day … you win some, you lose some.”

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 12

Mirai Nagasu of the United States falls while competing during the Ladies Single Skating Short Program on day twelve of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

Jamie Squire / Getty Images

11:05 p.m.: Italy’s Sofia Goggia takes gold in Olympic downhill

Sofia Goggia of Italy has won the women’s Olympic downhill, with good friend Lindsey Vonn taking the bronze. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway was the surprise silver medalist after turning in a sizzling run as the 19th racer on the course. Mowinckel also earned silver in the giant slalom at these Games.

Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds. Vonn finished 0.47 seconds behind Goggia.

At 33, Vonn becomes the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing at the Winter Games. The record was held by Austria’s Michaela Dorfmeister, who was just shy of her 33rd birthday when she won the downhill and the super-G at the 2006 Turin Olympics. This is likely Vonn’s last Olympic downhill race.

9:46 p.m.: Norway edges out Lindsey Vonn to take 2nd place

Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel scored a +0.09 from the leading score of 1:39.22 from Italy (Sofia Goggia).

USA’s Lindsey Vonn drops to third place in the downhill (+0.47).

This didn’t hold for that long:

9:13 p.m.: USA’s Lindsey Vonn takes run, places 2nd

Vonn was clocked at skiing more than 60 mph … but she was almost a half second behind Italy’s time near the end of her run. She crosses the line and places second (+0.47) behind Italy’s Sofia Goggia (1:39.22).

9 p.m.: Women’s downhill skiing underway

Will Lindsey Vonn capture gold? We’ll soon find out.

8:44 p.m.: South Korea defends title to capture gold in 3,000M relay

The team won again (after their victory in Sochi). There were numerous crashes and near wipeouts in the competition.

Italy earns the silver medal and the Netherlands capture the bronze.

winter games 2018 women's 3000m relay

The Italy team (below L), the South Korea team (top L) and the Netherlands team (R) celebrate on the podium during the victory ceremony after the women’s 3,000m relay short track speed skating final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on Tue., Feb. 20, 2018.


8:40 p.m.: Women’s 3,000M relay gets underway

8:35 p.m.: Relive Lindsey Vonn’s 2010 Winter Games gold medal win

Team USA posted a throwback video showing Vonn’s downhill gold victory in Sochi.

8:30 p.m.: Africa team has its first bobsled run in Winter Games

They scored +0.65 seconds behind Team USA (40.01).

8:21 p.m.: Team USA heads to the top in women’s bobsled

After their run, Team USA (group 1, piloted by Elana Meyers Taylor) leads the bobsled competition with a 2/10 of a second ahead of Canada. They scored 40.01.

Group 2, piloted by Jamie Greubel-Poser, scored third place after their bobsled run just behind Germany.

8:18 p.m.: Women’s bobsled kicks off

Canada’s team starts the event with pilot Kaillie Humprhies.

8:08 p.m.: Ladies’ figure skating short program kicks off

USA’s Bradie Tennell takes the ice first for her short program, but she did take a tumble after an opening combo (triple lutz / double toe). She scored 64.01 (three points off her personal best).

“It was definitely unexpected,” Tennell said of her fall on a triple toe loop, “but things happen. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. You just have to get up and keep going.”

The Russians also have strong contenders, including two-time reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva, who broke her own short program world record in the team event. She has lost to only one skater since 2015 — her teammate Alina Zagitova. The medals will be awarded Friday.

7:55 p.m.: Latest medal count by country

Here’s a look at the total medals rounded up by CBS Sports.


A look at the latest medal count by country as of 7:50 p.m. ET on Tue., Feb. 20, 2018.

7:30 p.m.: Tuesday night’s schedule of events

Courtesy of CBS Sports.

8-10:45 p.m. — Figure Skating (ladies’ short program), NBCSN (LIVE)
9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Women’s Alpine Skiing (downhill gold medal final), NBC (LIVE)
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Figure Skating — Ladies’ Short Program, NBC (LIVE)
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Women’s Bobsled (competition), NBC
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Men’s Snowboarding (big air competition), NBC (LIVE)
10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Men’s Ice Hockey (Czech Republic vs. USA/Slovakia, quarterfinal), CNBC (LIVE)
10:45 p.m.-2:40 a.m. — Women’s Curling: Canada vs. Great Britain, NBCSN

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