Team figure skating concludes; women's alpine skiing postponed

Team figure skating concludes; women's alpine skiing postponed

On the first night, Nathan Chen faltered while the pairs team of Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim put out their best short program of the year.

Hot on their heels, Maia and Alex Shibutani from Team USA finished second using a medley of Perez Prado songs.

Bradie Tennell, the 2018 us national champion, placed fifth in her Olympic debut.

She was as steady as a rock.

Bradie Tennell skated a clean short program - which included a triple Lutz, triple toe combination, a triple loop and a double Axel - to finish fifth in the phase and earn Team USA six points.

The victor of the ladies short program Sunday was two-time World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva, who received the highest short program ever in the ladies event, 81.06, breaking her own record of 80.85 that she set at World Team Trophy last spring.

The team competition, similar to the team competition in gymnastics at the Summer Games, gives competitors a chance to perform on the ice before they compete later in their own events. Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue finished in first place Saturday with a score of 80.51 and helped Canada get out to a powerful lead overall with 45 points.

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The top five nations after their short programs advance to the free skate later Sunday.

With free skates still to come in men's and women's, plus the free dance, Canada now leads the event with 45 points, followed by the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation (39 points) and the United States (36 points).

The ladies portion of the team competition concludes Monday at 11:10 a.m. Korea/ 9:10 p.m. EST Sunday.

The Olympic figure skating team competition, which started in 2014, features skaters competing as a team over three days at the start of the Games.

The Shibutanis will compete in the free dance of the team event Monday. The next closest team, made up from Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, tallied 21 points.

US is in third with 36 points, while Italy is just outside of medal position with 35. Finally, the athletes in the ice dancing event will begin at 10:20 p.m. NBC (live stream) will broadcast these competitions, and fans can watch every event airing on NBC via FuboTV.