The Americans were third again, but there was something magical about Monday's skates that made it anything but repetitive or routine.
It was a comeback story of sorts for Nagasu, who missed out on the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Chan scored a season-best 179.75, but he fell once, put his hand to the ice on another jump and cut short a combination. I want to be one of the first medals at the Games. "But I kept it together".
Daleman's effort guaranteed her country the first gold medal in figure skating.
Then came Nagasu, 24, who had to be first out of the gate in the women's long program based on the finishes in the women's short program Sunday.
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She added: "This is my first Olympics , our first program and if my top were to come down, that would have been a disaster". However, even though Yura appeared to be calm, she revealed that on the inside, she was pretty much the opposite.
After figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first women's skater to nail a triple axel in an Olympic event, all anyone could talk about were the unusual markings on her upper thigh.
Midori Ito and Mao Asada, both from Japan, are the only other women to land the jump at the Olympics, according to Yahoo News. Now Nagasu has joined them. "I'm so proud to be on this team and I went out there and did my job so I'm going to be cheering for the rest of my teammates today". "It is a lot of pressure and stress to come out here".
This is Nagasu's second Olympics.
That wasn't the last time that Nagasu will attempt the triple axel in these Olympics, either.
That pretty much left the program of US pair Maia and Alex Shibutani as an exhibition.