Canada Captures Gold In Olympic Team Figure Skating While U.S. Takes Bronze
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have gotten underway and it was the Canadians who captured the gold medal in team figure skating. The United States team came home with the bronze.
After taking home the silver in the team competition during the 2014 Sochi Games, the Canadian team bounced back and took the Gold here in Pyeongchang. Patrick Chang led the Canadian team with a first place finish in the free skate portion for the men and then it was an awesome perfromance of the Canadian ice dancing team of Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue who went ahead and cemented the team Gold for the Canucks.
The big story of the American bronze medal performance was that of Mirai Nagasu. Nagasu finished in third place during the 2014 United States National Championships which left her as the odd woman out as far as making the 2014 Sochi Olympic team. She certainly made up for it in Pyeongchang. Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition and was the spearhead for the bronze medal win in the team competition. On the men’s side, Adam Rippon also gave a good performance and was also one of the key contributors to the American bronze medal performance.