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Olympic figure skating live results 2018: USA earns bronze in team event

Our live blog of the team events for figure skating at the 2018 Olympics, where the United States took home bronze.

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The team figure skating events at the 2018 Winter Olympics are done, with Canada earning the gold medal, Olympic Athletes of Russia earning the silver medal, and the United States taking the bronze. Below, you can find our live results as they happened, and you can find our recap of everything team figure skating right here.

Sunday results

Ice dance free

The only runs that mattered here were the United States and Italy, as they were battling for the bronze spot, with Canada and Olympic Athletes from Russia clinching gold and silver in the previous event, respectively.

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy had a solid performance, with 107.00 points, but the team of Maia and Alex Shibutani put together an even better one, taking first place (at the time), with a score of 112.01. Canada eventually took first in the event, with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir scoring a 118.10, but they didn’t need it for the medal.

Women’s free skate

Mirai Nagasu was the woman to watch for the United States, and she did not disappoint. Her routine was nearly perfect, and she finished with a score of 137.53. She would ultimately take second place behind Alina Zagitova, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, who scored a massive 158.08 to take the top spot in the final run.

This event clinched the gold for Canada and the silver for the Olympic Athletes from Russia, while bronze was still up for grabs.

Men’s free skate

American Adam Rippon had a near-perfect run, but he finished third in the standings with a score of 172.98. His run was amazing, and the people ahead of him experienced falls in their routine. But due to the way degree of difficulty is judged, Rippon ended up in third.

Patrick Chan of Canada experienced a fall on a difficult twist, but he scored a 179.75 for first place. Mikhail Kolyada ended up in second for Olympic Athletes of Russia with a score of 173.57. Full results for the event can be found below.

Saturday results


The American team of Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim — a married couple — took the ice late on Saturday evening in the United States. They had, as usual, incredible chemistry on the ice, but Chris suffered a fall, which hurt their score by a good bit.

They wound up with a score of 126.56, which put them in second place at the time. Their routine was strong outside of the fall, which elevated them. They were eventually passed though, with the Canadian duo of Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford taking the top spot at 148.51.

The Knierim pair wound up finishing fourth, which was still good enough to keep them in third place on the team standings. You can find full results for the event below.

Women’s short program

Bradie Tennell of the United States had a fantastic run in the women’s short program, her technical score being 39.01 after a routine that included a triple lutz to triple toeloop to start, and a triple loop later on that scored well. She finished with a change foot combination spin four. She ended with a total score of 68.94.

It was a strong run, but ultimately it wasn’t enough to put her in the top three. Carolina Kostner of Italy was in the lead with 75.10 points, but Evgenia Medvedeva, an 18-year-old competing as an Olympic Athlete of Russia, blew everyone out of the water with a stunning performance, earning a 81.06, which pushed the U.S. to third in the team standings.

Ice dance

The Shibutanis are the big names in the ice dance for the United States in the team competition. When they took the ice, the Japan team of Muramoto and Reed led with a technical score of 32.17. Their overall score as 62.15, putting them firmly in first, with Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac of France trailing at 57.94.

The Shibutanis finished with a technical score of 35.34, but with three yellow boxes denoting that certain aspects of the run were under review.

One quickly turned green. After a commercial break, they were shown to have a technical score of 38.42 and component score of 37.04, giving them a 75.46, well ahead of Japan for first place. The Italian team went next and ended up in second place with a 72.51 score.

But the Italians were quickly pushed out, as the favorites, the Canadian team of Virtue and Moir, were up and they took first from the U.S. with a score of 80.51. Then it was Olympic Athletes of Russia, who came in third at 74.76.

Ice dance free

1 . CAN - Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir 118.19 (10 points)
2. USA - Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani 112.01 (9)
3. OAR - Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev 110.43 (8)
4. ITA - Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte 107.00 (7)
5. JPN - Kana Muramoto/Chris Reed 87.88 (6)

Women’s free scores

1 . OAR - Alina Zagitova 158.08 (10 points)
2. USA - Mirai Nagasu 137.53 (9)
3. CAN - Gabrielle Daleman 137.14 (8)
4. ITA - Carolina Kostner 134.00 (7)
5. JPN - Kaori Sakamoto 131.91 (6)

Men’s free scores

1 . CAN - Patrick Chan 179.75 (10 points)
2. OAR - Mikhail Kolyada 173.57 (9)
3. USA - Adam Rippon 172.98 (8)
4. ITA - Mattea Rizzo 156.11 (7)
5. JPN - Keiji Tanaka 148.36 (6)

Pairs scores

1. CAN - Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford 148.51 (10 points)
2. ITA - Valentina Marchei/Ondrej Hotarek 138.44 (9)
3. OAR - Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert 133.28 (8)
4. USA - Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Chris Knierim 126.56 (7)
5. JPN - Miu Suzaki/Ryuichi Kihara

Women’s short program scores

1. OAR - Evgenia Medvedeva 81.06 (10 points)
2. ITA - Caroline Kostner 75.10 (9)
3. CAN - Kaetlyn Osmond 71.38 (8)
4. JPN - Satoko Miyahara 68.95 (7)
5. USA - Bradie Tennell 68.94 (6)
6. KOR - Choi Dabin 65.73 (5)
7. CHN - Li Xiangning 58.62 (4)
8. GER - Nicole Schott 55.32 (3)
9. FRA - Mae Berenice Meite 46.62 (2)
10. ISR - Aimee Buchanan 46.30 (1)

Short dance scores

1. CAN - Virtue/Moir 80.51 (10 points)
2. USA - Shibutani/Shibutani 75.46 (9)
3. OAR - Bobrova/Soloviyev 74.76 (8)
4. ITA - Cappellini/Lannotte 72.51 (7)
5. JPN - Muramoto/Reed 62.15 (6)
6. FRA - Lauriault/Le Gac 57.94 (5)
7. CHN - Wang/Liu 56.98 (4)
8. GER - Lorenz/Polizoakis 56.88 (3)
9. KOR - Min/Gamelin 51.97 (2)
10. ISR - Tankova/Zilberberg 44.61 (1)

Team event final standings

1. Canada, 73 points
2. Olympic Athletes From Russia, 66 points
3. United States, 62 points
4. Italy, 56 points
5. Japan, 50 points
6. China, 18 points
7. Germany, 16 points
8. Israel, 13 points
9. South Korea, 13 points
10. France, 13 points

Before Saturday’s events

The first medals in figure skating will be awarded in the ice dancing free program, which will take place in the evening on Sunday, Feb. 11. Then it’s pairs’ free skate on Wednesday, men’s free skate on Feb. 16, the ice dancing free program on Feb. 19 and finally, women’s free skate on Feb. 22.

On Saturday, there will be a few events, but no medals will be awarded. The first is the ice dancing short program, which gets underway at 8 p.m. ET and, of course, will be live streamed. The women’s short program will begin at 9:45 p.m, and then the pairs’ free Skate will be at 11:40 p.m.

As usual, all of those will be live streamed by NBC. You can watch everything airing on NBC via FuboTV on your PC or mobile devices as well.

The United States is currently second in the team competition in figure skating with 14 points. It trails Canada, which leads with 17 points, and is ahead of both Japan and the Olympic Athletes from Russia, which both have 13 points.

As far as the United States goes, it was hoping to be in the lead at this point. Nathan Chen was the most-hyped skater going into these Olympics, but in his debut, he finished in fourth place with a score of 80.61 points.

Bradie Tennell and ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani will compete in the team event on Saturday evening. The United States placed third in the team competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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