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Who Won the Ladies' Figure Skating Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics 2018? Find Out Here!

Who Won the Ladies' Figure Skating Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics 2018? Find Out Here!

The winner of the ladies’ figure skating competition at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is Russia’s Alina Zagitova!

The 15-year-old figure skater was crowned after the free skate, where she earned a grand total of 239.57 points (a combination of her free and short programs).

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva picked up the silver medal, and Canada’s Katelyn Osmond
with the bronze medal.

The stand out of the free skate though, has to be South Korea’s DaBin Choi! If you missed her performance, go and watch it. It was phenomenal.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of 2018 Winter Olympics

Team USA’s Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell finished in 9th, 10th and 11th places.

Olympic Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu Gushes Over Boyfriend Darian Weiss

Olympic Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu Gushes Over Boyfriend Darian Weiss

Just ahead of the free skate at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics tonight, Mirai Nagasu is opening up about her boyfriend, Darian Weiss.

The 24-year-old figure skater says that she’s “very happily occupied in a relationship. His name is Darian…[we’ve been together for] three and a half years.”

Darian, an actor, has appeared on episodes of Mad Men and Good Luck Charlie.

“He handles my insanity very well,” Mirai adds about why they’re the perfect fit for one another.

Check out all the cute pics of Mirai and Darian below!

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Mirai Nagasu Inspires Teammates Karen Chen & Bradie Tennell On The Ice at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu Inspires Teammates Karen Chen & Bradie Tennell On The Ice at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu isn’t only inspiring the entire USA right now at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics — she’s also inspiring her teammates Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell.

Just before the short program competition, Mirai, Karen and Bradie all sat down for a press conference where the younger two opened up about how Mirai has inspired them on, and off the ice — especially with that triple axel.

“When she nailed the triple axel, I jumped up screaming,” Bradie remembered, speaking of the team event where Team USA earned the bronze medal. “It was just incredible.”

Karen added, “She will inspire so many younger skaters that the impossible is possible. I think that I see a future [where] all of us could potentially have a triple axel as long as we have the grit like Mirai.”

Mirai joked moments later, “I’m available for lessons.”

But the triple axel isn’t just what Karen and Bradie like about Mirai.

“Just kind of watching how [Mirai] interacts with people and the way she handles herself,” Bradie adds. “I must confess to trying to be a little bit like her.”

The ladies’ free skate will take place Thursday, February 22nd on NBC.

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Are Olympic Figure Skaters Karen Chen & Nathan Chen Related?

Are Olympic Figure Skaters Karen Chen & Nathan Chen Related?

Nathan Chen and Karen Chen are both on the Team USA Figure Skating Team this year — and many Olympic watchers might think they’re related, but they’re not.

They’re not brother and sister, not even cousins. They’re just two figure skaters who happen to share a fairly common last name.

“We come from a similar background and both our parents went through a lot to give us the opportunity to skate and help us be successful,” Nathan shared in an interview.

He adds, “I think what Karen and I represent is everything that our parents stand for and how they raised us.”

Karen will make her Olympic debut TONIGHT!

Olympic Figure Skater Bradie Tennell Always Dreamed Of Going To The Olympics

Olympic Figure Skater Bradie Tennell Always Dreamed Of Going To The Olympics

Bradie Tennell made her Olympic debut over the past weekend at the figure skating team event with a flawless program.

Now, before she makes her second debut this week, JJJ has a bunch of fun facts about the US National Champion.

“I can remember, you know, dreaming about it and being like, ‘Mom, I wonder what it would be like to march in the Opening Ceremonies with all those athletes and the cameras, and ‘oh, my goodness, how cool that would be,’” Bradie shared just after the US Championships about going to the Olympics.

She adds, “And now I get to go live it. It’s crazy.”

Here are 5 Fast Facts about Bradie:

  • Bradie, 20, is a super fan of Supernatural and even got a shout out from the cast upon making the Olympic team.
  • She’s not a morning person: “I love nothing more than to sleep in.”
  • She’s a real life Cinderella: “For as long as I can remember, I have loved Cinderella. My music and outfits have been inspired by the story.”
  • She has rituals: “When I step on any ice, I take my left guard off and step on the ice then take my right guard off.”
  • She’s a big foodie like snowboarder Chloe Kim. Her faves are “pizza, ice cream and strawberry milkshakes”
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Mirai Nagasu Wants To Make Even More Olympic History With More Triple Axels

Mirai Nagasu Wants To Make Even More Olympic History With More Triple Axels

Mirai Nagasu made Olympic history when she became the first US woman to land a triple axel in the team event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics — and she’s aiming to do it again.

Speaking with reporters in South Korea, the 24-year-old figure skater has two more triple axels planned — one in her short program and another in the long program.

“Maybe I’ll fall; maybe I’ll land it,” Mirai shared. “But right now my mind-set is I’m going to nail it. And I believe…I’m definitely going for it: No guts, no glory.”

She adds, “If I fall, I’ll take the fall and get up and keep going.”

Mirai is also hoping for a spot on that podium too — “I want it so badly. Like, I wanna be there. I want to prove myself, not just to myself, but to the judges.”

“And so I put a lot of pressure on myself because I wanna do well. But, I think, I think when I’m in that mindset, and with the right focus– I look back and think, ‘Oh my God, is that me? That’s (laughter) amazing.’ Like…and I just enjoy that performance aspect of skating.”

The ladies’ short program starts tonight @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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Figure Skater Karen Chen Choreographed Her Olympics Routines

Figure Skater Karen Chen Choreographed Her Olympics Routines

Karen Chen is set to make her debut at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics later tonight and we can’t wait to watch her!

Did you know that the 18-year-old figure skater choreographed her own routines?

“It’s something that I truly love,” she shared in a recent interview with ET.

“The music choices are something that I feel very attached to, especially the short. It’s very sentimental and I have a lot of emotions attached to it.”

Karen continues, “I think putting that out there, skating at the Olympics with that kind of mindset and embracing my own choreography, knowing how much effort I have put into this, is really going to come through.”

She also adds that getting a medal at the Olympics is the ultimate goal.

“Sometimes it may not seem realistic, but I feel like thinking about that ultimate goal that I really want, it helps motivate me, and it really helps push me to get better and stronger and work hard and smart,” Karen says. “Anything is possible. I always try to tell myself that.”

Ladies’ figure skating will start tonight @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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Olympic Ice Dancers Madison Chock & Evan Bates React To Their Fall: 'We'll Go On & Be Okay'

Olympic Ice Dancers Madison Chock & Evan Bates React To Their Fall: 'We'll Go On & Be Okay'

Madison Chock and Evan Bates most likely heard your gasps around the world as they fell on the ice during a spin at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last night.

One of three USA teams competing for a spot on the podium, Madison and Evan spun out during one element of their free skate, which was set to John Lennon‘s “Imagine”. Because of the fall, the team ended up in 9th place overall.

“I think we clicked blades entering the spin, and it’s really impossible to spin with that kind of friction,” Evan shared with Time afterwards. “One moment things were going exactly how we wanted to, and the next moment in a flash, disaster stuck. There’s no other way to put it really.”

Madison adds, “As soon as it happened, I couldn’t believe our butts were on the ice where our skates were supposed to be. It’s just not something you want to have happen.”

“We worked so hard this season to reinvent ourselves, and I think we’ve done that. It just sucks that this happened at the Olympic Games. But it’s okay. Life goes on, and we’ll go on, we’ll be okay.”

After their program ended, you could see how heartbroken Madison and Evan were, but don’t worry — they will be back, and stronger than ever. Their next competition will be at the World Championships in Milan.

“We’ve got to come back. We’ve got to come back and redeem ourselves,” Evan says. “That’s part of our story now.”

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