PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (February 9, 2018) — The United States is in second place with 14 points after the first day of competition at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
The United States’ Nathan Chen earned seven team points, after finishing fourth in the men's short program with 80.61 points. He had one fall and one an invalid element.
"[Putting this skate out of my mind] is definitely my approach right now,” Chen said. “No one wants to skate like that on Olympic ice. But it happens. Just take it and move on."
In the pairs competition, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim thrilled the crowd with a fourth-place, 69.75-point short program. They also earned seven team points.
"Everything we went through is so worth it to keep pushing forward and chasing our dreams, because it's moments like that where we just look at each other with so much joy and love," Scimeca-Knierim said.
Canada leads the competition and Japan is in third.
On Sunday, the short dance, ladies short program and pairs free skate will take place. The team competition will conclude on Monday, Feb. 12 with the men’s free skate and the free dance. Participants in each of these segments will be announced the day before competition.
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