Early Olympic jitters and the unusual challenge of having to compete in the morning in South Korea played havoc with the men's short program earlier in the day, with several top skaters failing to land key jumps, including Canada's Patrick Chan. "It's been four years since I've been here".
But Lucy said that for her, the Olympics symbolize the idea that "you can really do whatever you want, no matter what part of the world you are from". Great, too, for the American fans, who won't have to avoid the news or social media platforms and run the risk of spoiling a tape-delayed event. I am the type of skater that takes time since I've gotten older, to warm up and to get up to the quads and get comfortable in competition.
Chan said his 10:48 am start time in Pyeongchang meant he had to be up at 5:15 for practice. Nathan Chen of the US followed him. She choreographed her own routines for her short and long programs for the 2016-2017 season (when she was named the US national champion), and is doing the same for the Olympics. "I am going to be here a awhile and there are a lot of programs to be competed. That's the best thing abou tthe team event". "I felt mentally very calm, and I was able to have a conversation with myself before the quad", he says. On Friday morning, the men were followed by the pairs short program, which was won by Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russian Federation (called the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation team in these Olympics). "We've got it started and I'm looking forward to it".
"I'm going to be teaching my son to snowboard me and my wife, we haven't gone out yet this year but this is just making us hungrier to go", said Kendrick Craig of Turners Falls. Stepping off the ice after his disappointing skate, he was happy to see the smiling faces of his Canadian teammates. "Right now, all I can do is try to analyze what I did wrong, let it go and move on". "I don't think there'll be a problem".
He betrayed no sense of panic or bewilderment after failing to deliver a clean performance on either of the quads in this program and falling on his triple Axel. But what makes Jackson's story even more remarkable is that she took up the sport just four months before qualifying for the Olympics.
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The skater admitted to being sleepy during early morning practice. His score of 86.07 was more than two points higher than the next competitor.
Massot added: "Especially for me, at my first Olympics, it is good to have that first experience before the real competition". This is the second time the team event has been held at the Winter Games. I didn't get to do it in Sochi, and we have time to rest before (the men's event).
It was a consoling thought - that delivering one's best performance on an Olympic stage is often more hard than it seems, unlike any other pressure-packed competition, defying all indicators that an athlete is peaking at the right time. It is expected that most teams will switch the Pairs if they have a second couple as the Pairs continue with their individual competition right after the team event.
The 20-year-old Uno, silver medallist despite a toddling landing of quad flip jump, scored 103.25 points to secure the first place with a composed performance in the music of Winter by Vivaldi.
"I was a mess", Hamilton continued, although he rebounded nicely to win gold.