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Olympic figure skating judges are biased

Olympic figure skating judges are biased

That means Hanyu will not compete in the figure skating team event, which is set to begin on Friday, Feb. 9.

Chan struggled in the men's short program, taking two falls en route to an 81.66 score.

The team event is measured by rankings of each player from mens' singles, ladies' singles, pairs and ice dances after skating their own programs.

Japan and Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation both finished third with the outstanding performances by Shoma Uno and Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozoc, who topped the men's and pair's competition respectively. The two-time world champion and 2014 Olympic silver medalist, skating to Kansas' "Dust In The Wind", fell on his opening jump, a quad toe-loop, was tentative on a jump combination a few seconds later and then hit the ice again on a triple axel.

But even the most diehard skaters and fans who will tune into the figure skating programs during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will tell you that it's mostly about the jumps. 'I was quite far behind the other four guys with two laps to go. 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.

"I have no expectations for us at all in all four programs". I felt pretty good...

OAR skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov placed atop the pairs short program standings, with Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford in second and Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany in third. The team landed side-by-side triple Lutzes, a throw triple Lutz and earned a level four their two spins and footwork in their routine to "With Or Without You".

Nathan Chen, the American skater many believed was headed to a gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics, fell on the ice during what announcers said was a "disastrous" performance and the worst they'd seen from the 18-year-old Utah phenom.

Olympic figure skating judges are biased
Olympic figure skating judges are biased

From the oldest player in 39-year-old captain Brian Gionta to the youngest in 20-year-old Troy Terry, differences and the distance gap disappeared among all the messages from players at all hours of the day. Those hard landings were softened by a spotty overall performance from the men, and Chan was able to finish third of 10 skaters.

Chen said he needed time to go over what went wrong. All of the mistakes that I did.

Figure skaters, who are used to skating late into the evening at many competitions, face earlier start times in South Korea so that the events can be broadcast at night in North America.

"I just used the upper body way too much in all the jumps", he said.

"Yes, normally if it was just me by myself I would start analyzing it and being disappointed in the skate".

"It is my first time coming to the Olympics and I thought I would be very anxious, but I wasn't as anxious as I thought, and I'm satisfied", said Uno.

He admitted to nerves as well, but said "having this experience allows me to do better next time". Sun says what's happening in figure skating could reflect diversity in general in the US. We have a plan and we're staying on it; every day is getting better.

The 225-member team is the Canada's largest for a Winter Olympics, but some of the athletes skipped the festivities, while others indicated beforehand they would leave soon after their march around the pentagon-shaped stadium with the official start of competition looming Saturday.

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