Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb

Elias Hubbard
February 24, 2018

Alina Zagitova wins the first medal for the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation at age 15.

"[That] was special because I had some problems for three years, and then come back again and was at a high level and fighting for all the medals in Vancouver, that was special for me".

-Speedskating was tabbed to win four medals; through Friday, it had one.

Many kids were choosing the snow over the ice, and a decade later, Chloe Kim is gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated with her gold medal from the women's halfpipe. The whole system (fully automatic by the way) has a water storage capacity of 128,000 cubic meters or 33.6 million gallons, which is enough water to fill 51 Olympic-size swimming pools. She entered Thursday in 10th after the judges gave her a 65.90 in the short program. And it's her last Olympics also.

The three finished in the same order in the short skate that was held two days ago. Their throws and twists were spectacular. "Those same players just beat Canada and won their first gold medal in 20 years". Despite skating their fourth high-pressure program in a week, they came through for what Duhamel called "the pinnacle".

Japan's flag-bearing honor remains undecided, however, after Yuzuru Hanyu-the back-to-back gold medalist in the men's figure skating singles competition-declared he wouldn't carry the flag. His combination of athleticism and artistry, spiked by the kind of perpetual motion that allows a routine to soar, were unmatched.

She soared through an elegant, powerful Swan Lake in Pyeongchang, won the country's record 27th medal and made this the most successful outing by a Canadian figure skating squad by claiming the team's fourth medal. Still, his "Don Quixote" free skate was magical. No Patrick Chan. No Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. They achieved it by setting world records and head to retirement with a record five Olympic medals.

France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron capture silver in their Olympic debuts.

The women of USA hockey triumphed not just on the ice, but off it as well.

Some would argue the decline began when Kwan, one of the most popular Olympians ever, began to withdraw from the competitive scene in the mid-2000s.

Photo of the day Russia's Alina Zagitova reacts after winning the gold medal in figure skating. The U.S. had not won that event since 1998.

In the aftermath of the most crushing defeat of her career, Larocque couldn't stand the sight of silver and removed the medal from around her neck.

Newfoundland native Kaetlyn Osmond has a complete set of Olympic medals and her first as an individual. Her speed going into jumps is unparalleled.

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