2022 Winter Olympics: Tara Lipinksi & Johnny Weir Speak Trend & Celebs
Time glides once you're having enjoyable.
The same old pièce de résistance of any Winter Olympic Video games, girls's determine skating, will get underway eventually Feb. 15, with Karen Chen, Mariah Bell and Alysa Liu taking the ice in hopes of securing a medal for the USA on this occasion for the primary time since 2006.
To date Team USA has had a reasonably dazzling exhibiting on the 2022 Beijing Olympics, with 22-year-old powerhouse Nathan Chen incomes the highest-ever males's rating for his brief program on his approach to winning gold final week, the U.S. incomes silver within the group occasion and the ice dancing pair of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donahue including bronze medals to their trophy circumstances.
Nathan Chen, Karen Chen, Hubbell and Donahue have been additionally all members of that silver-winning group, together with Vincent Zhou, pairs couple Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, and ice dancers Evan Bates and Madison Chock.
In the meantime, the ladies's competitors is already shadowed by scandal in mild of a report that, previous to the Video games, 15-year-old phenom Kamila Valieva of the group gold-winning ROC examined constructive for a coronary heart treatment discovered on the World Anti-Doping Company's listing of banned substances. After days of wrangling over her standing in these Olympics, she's been cleared to skate within the particular person occasion—her destiny already promised to be controversial whichever course it went.
So, all eyes can be on Valieva, who was already the favourite to prime the rostrum, particularly after turning into the primary on the ladies's aspect to ever land a quad soar within the Olympics. However maybe that may ease the stress on two-time Olympian Chen, 22; and first-timers Bell, 25, the reigning U.S. champion; and Liu, the youngest member of the whole U.S. determine skating group at 16.
In any case, whether or not they've been on the prime of their recreation or in a rebuilding interval, the U.S. group has all the time had its share of heroes, drama and high-flying moments, a part of an illustrious historical past going again to the 1940s.
So earlier than you compromise in together with your cocoa and your information to what's an Axel vs. a Lutz vs. a Salchow vs. a flip vs. a toe loop to look at the ladies's brief program tonight, this is a have a look at the place your favourite American determine skaters are actually:
Wherever their Olympic journeys led them, virtually everybody talked about was tuning in to look at their successors go for gold this previous week.
Together with Ashley Wagner, who on Monday shared some new photographs she took with Brian Boitano on the set of NBC Sports' "Olympic Ice" protection. They wore huge smiles, however apparently in response to the information about Kamila Valieva, Wagner captioned the pics, "@brianboitano and I sliding into your DMs like [waving emoji]….Glad Valentine's Day! Skating broke my coronary heart immediately so I am formally switching sports activities."
And we might anticipate nothing much less from one of many numerous skaters who left the whole lot out on that ice.
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Watch the 2022 Beijing Olympics every day on NBC and Peacock and don't miss the Closing Ceremony Sunday, Feb. 20.