Olympic figure skating has officially returned to the Winter Olympics.
It started at the Capital Indoor Stadium with three team events on the night, including a men’s short, ice dance, and a short in pairs.
All eyes are on American Nathan Chen, who is on a redemption tour following his performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, and in Beijing the 22-year-old showed why at why he is Team USA’s biggest chance to return to the podium in the men’s individual event. contest next week.
In the short show, Chen scored a personal best of 111.71 to put the US in the lead, which was also the highest score of the night. That’s just 0.11 points from Japan’s Hanyu Yuzuru’s world record 111.82 for the short show.
The three-time defending world champion hits all of his jumps, starting with the opening quadruple flip, an Axel treble and a Lutz-three-toe four-toe loop combination.
Japan finished in second as Shoma Uno achieved a score of 105.46, followed by ROC in third when Mark Kondratiuk had a record of 95.81.
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