Team USA captures bronze in figure skating team event

Team USA captures bronze in figure skating team event”

The mighty figure skating team captured Canada's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a performance that was so utterly dominant, victory was already in their grasp before Virtue and Moir even took the ice in the final event.

Canada sits on top of the team event standings with 45 points, while the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation are second with 39 points, which is three ahead of the United States. First place in each discipline - men, women, pairs and ice dance - is awarded 10 points for both the short and long programs, while second receives nine, and so on. "You're on top of your game, and when you're given the opportunity to compete at the Olympics, you compete as much as possible, because it won't happen again, for me".

"We really wanted a sleek, modern, contemporary esthetic overall", Virtue told the Star's Rosie DiManno. The Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) had 39 while the United States was in third with 36 points and Italy with 35. "This is my experience of being Canadian, and the experience I want for my daughters".

"We felt that the skate was actually really good", Maia said. "I have such an incredible, strong team".

Chan became Canada's first male singles skater to win an Olympic gold.

Canada had just settled for silver in the inaugural team event at those 2014 Games, and it didn't sit well with a team that boasts some of the world's greatest skaters.

Now, because of a pivotal performance from the 27-year-old Chan, who is in the twilight of his career, the Canadians have some more hardware of their own. Austria, France, South Korea and Sweden collected one gold each, all securing the sixth spot.

Canada took a six-point lead over O.A.R. into the third and final day of competition, while the Americans were third.

The 17-year-old snowboarder came out on top in a convincing style, also becoming the second youngest individual victor in the games' history.

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are officially underway. "I can not believe it". What I saw was a step in the right direction. "But I'm ecstatic. I can't believe it".

Along with all Canadians, I am extremely proud of Max and Mark's outstanding performances. McMorris survived a near fatal crash while snowboarding merely 11 months ago, in which he broke 17 bones and suffered a collapsed lung and ruptured spleen.

"Our goal was to ignite the country's Olympic spirit and maintain our position as one of the best-dressed teams at the Olympic Winter Games", Alison Coville, president of Hudson's Bay, said of the outfits in a statement.

The women's giant slalom featuring Mikaela Shiffrin has been rescheduled for Thursday, the same day as the men's downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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