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JannyMedvedeva was stunning in the free skate, a performance that earned her silver. I would have put Medvedeva ahead of Zagitova. Thought her jumps were more secure and I liked her performance better. Evgenia Medvedeva had artistry in her program that Alina Zagitova lacked. Evgenia Medvedeva was robbed, Alina Zagitova's a robot, and the Olympics gives the medal to backloading pointsmongering instead of any actual artistry. That was a performance. You are remarkable, no question, so congratulations, Ms Zagitova.
But for me it is so clearly Medvedeva all the way. Medvedeva danced Karenina herself. I am so grateful to have been so moved. Alina Zagitova finds brilliance after some shakiness, moves into first. Alina Zagitova has been putting all her jumps into the second halves of her programs, when they score 10 percent higher. Those fireworks began in somewhat shaky fashion, though, as Zagitova bailed out of her first combination. Soon enough, though, the year-old was out-classing all the skaters who came before her with an eye-popping array of perfectly executed leaps and spins.
Zagitova was given Has the apprentice become the master? Alina Zagitova was absolutely flawless in her free skate to take the lead! This spell-binding, spine-tingling stuff from Zagitova and Kaetlyn Osmond back-to-back in an Olympic ladies' free skate.
Osmond hasn't skated that cleanly since her first event of the season. Everyone expects Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedova of the OAR team to do just that, but they will need to avoid mistakes to stay ahead of Miyahara, who may well have locked up at least a bronze with a terrific performance.
That was enough to move her into second place, but her grip on that spot is tenuous, at best. Kaori Sakamoto had a tough task to keep up with her fellow Japanese skater, Sakoto Miyahara, whose near-perfect routine earned her a huge score that vaulted her into first. Sakamoto, however, made a crucial mistake on triple loop late in her free skate, which was more than enough, at this highest of levels, to knock her out of the running.
Sakamoto wound up with a However, the top three skaters were still to go and were expected to get higher scores. She wound up with a score that put her in fourth, and while teammate Bradie Tennell was in third, both were expected to slip down the board as the final group of skaters began to take their turns. That not only pushed Tennell into fourth but it easily outdistanced the previous leader, the O. The last American skater to win a medal in Olympic singles figure skating was Evan Lysacek, who took gold in The last woman to medal was Sasha Cohen, with a silver in Mirai Nagasu had her bronze medal in her jacket pocket today.
I can't wait to get home and put this medal around every kid's neck" PyeongChang pic. Nagasu recovered to skate fairly well for the rest of her program, but it felt anticlimactic.
The singles event was a different story, one that saw Nagasu follow her American teammates, Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell, in having problems in the air. What was her biggest weapon in the team event has turned into her Achilles' heel in the individual event as Mirai Nagasu pops her opening triple Axel attempt.
Zero points awarded PyeongChang Choi was rewarded with a personal-best score of Errors on jumps hit teammates Karen Chen and Mirai Nagasu, as well, that evening, leaving all three with remote chances of getting a bronze medal, with gold all but unthinkable. Tennell started off well, but she failed to properly land a pair of jumps later in her program.
As a result, Tennell scored Team USA's Bradie Tennell with stumbles on landings of two of her jumps in figure skating's free skating competition. She's out of medal contention. Karen Chen makes mistakes in free skate, takes over second place.
As a result, she scored Karen Chen really is a beautiful skater. I love that she does her own choreo. The American nightmare continues in the figure skating venue. Karen Chen was national champion last year and fourth at worlds. Personal profiles of famous Olympians are brought to life through animation and mixed media.
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Season 1 - 8 episodes. Sports are more than just competitions and results. A perfect program component score is 50 - 10s across the board. The PCS mark is where some bias can creep in. In addition to the technical panel, there are nine judges for each event. Across the judges, the highest and lowest scores are thrown out, to emphasize fairness once again.
The current world record is Expect high 70ss in the short program and over in the long program from the medal contenders. For the pairs teams, points is also usually a podium-worthy score - that's scores around 80 points in the short and points in the long from the top contenders. In ice dance, the top teams will be aiming for points.
Any dance team that gets close to could be looking at a podium finish - a solid short dance score will be in the high 70ss, with for the free dance. Maura Sullivan Hill is a writer and figure skating coach based in Chicago. She writes about all things figure skating on her blog, Twizzle Talk.
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