A look into Team USA’s figure skaters


It features 10 teams and each has one representative competing in men’s singles, women’s singles, pairs and ice dancing. An assortment of injuries have plagued them, and her rare and debilitating, life-threatening condition that required multiple abdominal surgeries almost ended their careers.

Nathan Chen will make his Olympic debut for Team USA in the men’s competition, while the husband and wife pairing of Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim will represent the United States in pairs skating. Marilyn Hassett won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of ski racing champion Jill Kinmont, who was a top US prospect for a medal in the 1956 Winter Olympics when she was paralyzed in a near-fatal downhill accident. “She made a lot of games out of it and she just made me find my passion for skating at a young age”. My doubts definitely kicked in.

Displaying a feat of mental strength, Chen said he would simply have to move forward from this.

However, Chan finished third after several other competitors also stumbled in the opening event of the team competition. “I think more than anything [it] was just the quick turnaround from the morning practice to the competition”.

“I’m focusing on my own programs”, she said, “but to have the team atmosphere in the kiss-and-cry, and the podium, it’s so incredible”.

Widely-hailed as one of figure skating’s funniest movies, Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) is a precocious and high-maintenance singles skater up against rival skater Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell), who is uncensored and raunchier.

Interesting factoid: They share the same coaches and training ice as their biggest rivals, Virtue and Moir of Canada.

Maame Biney already has made history as the first African-American woman to make a USA speedskating roster.

“I had 20 minutes on my bed laying down watching ‘Friends, ‘” Chan said of his brief break back at the athletes village.

Too young to compete as a senior internationally, Nagasu went on to win bronze at the 2008 Junior Worlds.

Chen continued, “I think putting that out there, skating at the Olympics with that kind of mindset and embracing my own choreography, knowing how much effort I have put into this, is really going to come through”.

Canada led after the first round of figure skating’s team competition in the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday, with a dazzling performance by pair Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford overcoming stumbles by Patrick Chan in the men’s singles.

Former Ice Capades skater Lynn-Holly Johnson stars in this 1978 romantic skating drama about a young figure skater whose Olympic dreams are in danger after a freak accident.

‘I was a little bit ahead of myself. “I don’t really want to go to the Olympics”.

“We don’t idealize it like: Any one of you can do this”. We had the same exact conversation – not about nationals, but about the Olympics.

“I thought I was going to make a mistake on the quad flip and I did, but I was able to forget about it”, he added.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport handed down its rulings Friday, less than nine hours before the opening ceremony.

The true story of Carley Allison, who was an up-and-coming figure skater when she was diagnosed with an extremely rare, 1 in 3.5 billion form of terminal throat cancer. Questions flooded her social media comments, asking whether she’s reporting on Olympic figure skating for a TV network or doing some sort of social media takeover.

“We’re at the Olympic Games and we’ll do six programs if we need to”, said her partner and husband, Knierim regarding their busy competition schedule. They cheered for me.

“It would mean so much to me”, Chen revealed.

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These athletes are the types of people I’d like my kids to look up to (in most cases) and I love to remind them how hard these folks work to even get the opportunity to compete.

Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen