doc martens chelsea boot Nathan Chen completes 6 quads in Olympic free skate
She won a bronze in the super G at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where she also won a gold medal in the downhill. The 33 year old American missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
Earlier in the week, the women’s giant slalom and the men’s downhill were rescheduled because of high winds.
Curling a beacon of hope in a troubled world
Some fret that the world is falling apart. But talk to curlers and their fans at the Pyeongchang Olympics and they’ll say that curling may be the perfect antidote to our troubled times. Curling’s rules dictate that players treat their opponents with kindness.
There is no need for referees, because curlers police themselves. And the winners generally buy the losers a beer. Curling enthusiasts say society has much to learn from this inclusive and honorable sport.
In the 500 years since curling was conceived on the frozen ponds of Scotland, it has remained largely immune to the cheating controversies and bloated egos common in other sports. This is thanks to what is known as “The Spirit of Curling,” a deeply ingrained ethos that dictates that curlers conduct themselves with honor and adhere to good sportsmanship.
It’s not that curling isn’t competitive. Like every other Olympian in Pyeongchang, curlers all want the gold just not at the expense of their integrity.
Chen completes 6 quads in Olympic free skate
American figure skater Nathan Chen has rallied from a fiasco of a short program with a historic free skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics that included an unparalleled six completed quadruple jumps. champion, succumbed to the pressure and massive expectations in Friday’s short program. He fell on all of his jumps in the short, plummeting to 17th place out of 24 to advance to the free skate.
But in the free skate he nailed virtually every element. He even tried a sixth quad, a loop, but put his hands down on the ice. Still, his 126.86 points for technical virtuosity put him in another stratosphere, and his 215.08 points for the free skate were a personal high.
Chen was guaranteed to rocket up the standings with a 297.35 total, perhaps into the top 10.
No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super G
There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super G at the Pyeongchang Games.
She had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers.
Vonn will have another chance in the downhill.
At age 33, she is trying to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal.
She won bronze in the super G at the 2010 Vancouver Games to go with her downhill gold but missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
Hoefflin takes gold in women’s slopestyle
Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin is the Olympic champion in women’s slopestyle skiing.
The 27 year old put together an electric final run down the demanding course at Phoenix Snow Park on Saturday, posting a score of 91.20 to edge teammate Mathilde Gremaud for gold. Gremaud scored 88.00 on the first of her three runs in the finals but couldn’t top Hoefflin.