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Figure skating: Hometown skaters win roars of approval, praise from Kim Yuna

Figure skating: Hometown skaters win roars of approval, praise from Kim Yuna

Downhill skiing superstars Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn also got in on the medal party, with Shriffin grabbing a silver in the women's combined event, her second of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Vonn taking the bronze in the women's downhill. Medvedeva was the world's best skater for two straight seasons until her younger training partner Zagitova beat her at the European Championships last month. The Czechs now have barely 26 hours to refocus on trying to take home their first bronze medal since 2006 at Turin. Part of their time in South Korea has included getting matching tattoos while in Seoul earlier in the Olympic stretch. Even if things were to go well over the handful of remaining events, the team will fall more than 10 medals short of the goal.

"We chose to be wide open about what we brought, but I can tell the world that we're bringing most of it back because this suitcase with medication is a nice-to-have suitcase, but we bring it back, almost all of it", Øvrebø said.

Heading into Friday night's action, 21 US teams or athletes - including Mikaela Shiffrin, Nathan Chen and Lindsey Jacobellis - had finished fourth or fifth in their events, which accounts for part of the gap between expectations and reality. The Russians, playing under the Olympic flag, boasts a lineup featuring former National Hockey League superstars Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk.

There were also wins for Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, who won the women's Alpine combined gold, and Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands, who won the women's 1,000m in a time of one minutes 29.778 seconds. She became the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition, and created more buzz when it was revealed she helped fund her figure-skating career in recent years by working as an ice girl at Avalanche games in Denver, where she shoveled frosty debris from the rink surface during stoppages in play.

A juggernaut squad of Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation will take on a German upstart in the men's gold medal hockey game (11 p.m. ET Saturday, CBC/TSN).

Despite being the current leader in Winter Olympic medals, there have been times when Norway suffered dismal results - notably at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics.

The women of the United States Olympic team are aiming to make history with just two days left in Pyeongchang.

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Again, we want to congratulate all of the openly LGBTQ Olympians who went to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea (whether they won a medal or not). The Shibutani siblings, Maia and Alex, won ice dance bronze.

The youngest Korean figure skate Kim Ha-nul also scored her personal high at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

"It's tough to find that talent, that wants to dedicate themselves and challenge themselves to everyone in the world", said Fleming, who won gold at the 1968 Grenoble Games.

"We have to win", Erat said.

He said there was a huge change after the center was set up.

"I think if we end up playing against each other again, South Korea versus North Korea, there's definitely some hugs and some smiles", said the South's Randi Griffin.


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