Nathan Chen, Knierims in second place after Team Canada

Nathan Chen, Knierims in second place after Team Canada

Her short program music, "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" composed by Michel Legrand, was a tribute to her mother, who passed away a year ago. "I am going to be here a awhile and there are a lot of programs to be competed". Disappointed that he didn't perform to the best of his ability; disappointed, in his words, that he had let his teammates down.

Not even a sublime skate from Tarasova and Morozov could make up for Kolyada's problems. "The team event takes a little of that away; it's kind of a dress rehearsal".

Duhamel and Radford, competing in the pairs short, earned a 76.57 score with a clean performance in Pyeongchang. All the spins were still good quality, fast, footwork was clean.

Nathan Chen finished in fourth place (80.61) after his Short Program to "Nemesis" by Benjamin Clementine after taking a fall on a triple Axel.

The 18-year-old had both hands on the floor after missing a quad toeloop, bringing gasps from the crowd.

Chen also told NBC he let the team down.

"I'm glad that I got the opportunity you need to at least come out there and put the programs down and learn from it", Chen said. All of the mistakes that I did. He will have some time to gather and regroup before the men's individual event. So we'll just analyze what I did and learn to adjust. "I got ahead of myself and didn't have the right ways to get into my jumps. I wasn't thinking about how to step in to the jump, which kind of threw me off". I think that's the greatness of the team event.

The Olympic team event rewards countries for their breadth and depth of expertise in all four disciplines: men's, women's, pairs and ice dance.

"We're a strongly connected team", said Radford. "We planned it all out". He fell on his opening quad lutz, again on a quad loop and had to single a triple axel, then sat morosely to await his scores. "I think that's where the training shows, being able to pick yourself up, regaining the momentum and still managing to keep the quality on the other elements, other than the jumps".

Asked earlier in the week whether the upside-down timetable was a concern, Chen insisted not, explaining that he and Rippon, who train on the same rink with the same coach (Rafael Arutyunyan), typically meet for early morning practices.

Aside from a low catch on the throw triple twist (level one), Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara landed side-by-side triple Lutzes and a throw triple Salchow in their routine to music from the Yuri on Ice soundtrack. The 22-year-old from Saint Petersburg finished in eighth place (74.36).

"It was insane because the second we stepped on the ice and the fans started to scream", said Min, who was born in the United States. I hoped to crack 90 points...

"In the individual I'll be more ready". We always have to remember this isn't about me, this is about all of us. "Daniel (Samohin) was the first skater to win a medal at Junior Worlds (2016; gold) and I was the first to win medals at the Grand Prix (2016 Rostelecom Cup; bronze) and European Championships (2016; silver)".

Page Conners and Evgeni Krasnopolski, who teamed up last spring, finished ninth (54.47).

China, Italy, and Germany all scored 10 points for sixth, seventh, and eighth place, while the Republic of Korea and France scored six points.

Husband and wife duo Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca Knierim will skate in the pairs free skate while the "Shib Sibs", Maia and Alex Shubutani, will make their Olympics debut in the ice dance short dance program.

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