Sport

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.



Like this

Latest


14 February 2018
Meghan Markle Had Her First Kate Middleton Twinning Moment
During their first official visit to Scotland, the couple encountered a little horse with a very big name: Corporal Cruachan IV. Kim Cameron, 55, from Danderhall, Midlothian, added: "I just want to see them because I love the Royal Family".

11 February 2018
United Kingdom climate: Half time period washout with rain, sleet and snow
A status yellow snow-ice caution was issued for the whole country, and is due to come into effect just after midnight. Heavy hail and snow showers are expected to fall on Sunday and continue through until around 3pm on Monday afternoon.

10 February 2018
Pence to push S. Korea toward more hawkish N. Korea policy
The parade has been highly anticipated, as North Korea held it on the eve of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

10 February 2018
Three law enforcement officers shot in Georgia
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation late Friday identified the wounded deputies as Michael D. Neighbors told WSB-TV the shots sounded like firecrackers going off.

10 February 2018
Small Asteroid in Friday's Earth Fly-by Just 39000 Miles Away
According to NASA , it will make its closest approach to Earth at 10:30 p.m. The asteroid is approximately 1,000 feet or more than 300 meters across.

09 February 2018
Dana White Outlines Condition to Make Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor 2 Happen
The Notorious hasn't fought in the UFC since 2016, when he won the lightweight title off Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. Mayweather cooled that news down , telling the press "Just because I said I could, doesn't mean I would".

09 February 2018
Israeli Leader Questions Integrity of Police Probes Against Him
The investigation is known in Israel as "Case 1,000", but until Wednesday, it was unclear how likely charges would be brought. He said the police chief's comment was a freaky and false suggestion that had cast a great shadow on the investigation.

08 February 2018
FBI Text Messages Indicate Obama's Interest in Investigation
Yet again, President Trump and his supporters have found a Peter Strzok text message of which they're quite fond. Johnson says that is referring to the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

07 February 2018
Here's what's coming with PS4's big 5.50 update
Following on from this, there's a new function that lets you hide certain apps under the purchased tab in the Library. Once imported, you can even zoom, crop and preview them in-situ to help get the flawless look on your dashboard.

07 February 2018
BP earnings double on larger oil value
In 2017, BP managed to cover the costs and pay full dividends at oil prices of 50 Dollars per barrel. BP said it expects capex to be within a range of USD15.00 billion to USD16.00 billion in 2018.



Recommended