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Figure Skater Karen Chen Chops Hair After Olympics; Shares Thanks To Fans For Support

Figure Skater Karen Chen Chops Hair After Olympics; Shares Thanks To Fans For Support

Karen Chen has shortened her hair quite a bit after competing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics this month.

After returning home to California, the 18-year-old figure skater showed off her new look on Instagram Stories.

“I am extremely disappointed, I’m not going to lie, I know I’ve trained myself to skate better than that and not being able to deliver is a huge let down for myself and everyone who supported me,” Karen shared with reporters after finishing in 11th place following the ladies’ competition.

She adds that she had been having boot issues during the competition.

“What was going on was [the boot] kind of split and a lot of moisture had gone into the boot, so my blade was sinking into my skate and it was affecting the mounting a little bit,” Karen says, although she knows that’s not a reason to excuse her performance.

“I felt like I should have skated better and I could have focused better…I think that just kind of worked its way into my doubt and I just did not end up the way I wanted.”

We’re still proud of you Karen!

Check out her message to fans below:

Mirai Nagasu Apologizes For Previous Comments During Olympics Implying She 'Saved' Team USA Figure Skating

Mirai Nagasu Apologizes For Previous Comments During Olympics Implying She 'Saved' Team USA Figure Skating

Mirai Nagasu is apologizing to fans and her Olympic teammates after some of her previous comments may have been taken out of context.

The 24-year-old figure skater, who helped Team USA score the bronze medal in the team event at the Olympics this month, spoke to People following some of her comments, where she stated she “saved” the team from being left off the podium.

“I feel really, really awful about the things I said,” Mirai shared. “I feel bad that people think that I was throwing my teammates under the bus because I never wanted to come off that way.”

She continued, “This has been a test of my perseverance, and I truly have a new appreciation for the term ‘Olympian,’ because it is so, so difficult to be away from home for three weeks and to be on all the time.

Mirai also opened up about the stress of the games.

“I had my dream Olympic skate [in the team event] and to me, I’ve been dreaming of that moment for such a long time, it made me feel like a superhero and superheroes save the day. And I wish I had said that we were all superheroes during the team event,” she said.

“To watch Chris and Alexa [Knierim, pair skaters], I train with them, to see the way they competed, to see Bradie [Tennell] put out a great performance, and Nathan [Chen] and Adam [Rippon] and [ice dancers] Maia and Alex [Shibutani] — everyone did their part, and so I didn’t mean to say that I saved the team by myself. We were all heroes that day and I apologize, especially to my teammates, for how it came off.”

She adds, “I don’t know if I can stress enough how mentally exhausting this all is, and to have gone out there and attacked every single element even though it wasn’t enough — I feel especially bad that my comments weren’t a good representation of me and I came off really poorly.

“I think above all else our job here is to represent Team USA to the best of our ability, and I didn’t do that yesterday and that’s something I have a lot of regret about.”

Figure Skaters Madison Chock & Evan Bates Share Sweet Dance During Olympic Closing Ceremonies

Figure Skaters Madison Chock & Evan Bates Share Sweet Dance During Olympic Closing Ceremonies

Madison Chock and Evan Bates were all smiles during the closing ceremonies during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics over the weekend in South Korea.

The ice dancers and real life couple even shared a sweet dance together while at the big event, alongside their teammates.

During their Olympic experience, Madison and Evan spent both Valentine’s Day, AND his birthday together there.

While Madison and Evan missed the podium after their skates collided in the free dance, they shared a million thanks to all the support they received afterwards.

“I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am for all the love and kind messages I have received,” Madison wrote. “It’s been overwhelmingly beautiful. We obviously didn’t have a perfect skate but we put our whole hearts into our performance from start to finish.”

She adds, “It was our goal to share a message of hope and peace with this program and I feel humbled by the amount of support and positivity we have received. Thank you so much.”

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Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva Finally Meets EXO at The Olympics 2018

Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva Finally Meets EXO at The Olympics 2018

Evgenia Medvedeva had her dreams come true over the weekend and met EXO!

The 18-year-old Russian figure skater, who won two silver medals, was able to meet the eight-piece K-pop band ahead of the closing ceremonies, where they performed.

“Dreams come true,” Evgenia captioned on her Instagram, with several heart emojis. Later on, she showed off the album she received from the band, which they all signed.

During the closing performance, EXO performed a collection of their most famous songs, including “Power” and “Growl”. Just the night before, Evgenia was seen performing at the figure skating gala.

Check out Evgenia’s pics below!

Dreams come true😍😍😍 #EXO #EXOlympic

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Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva Will Get To Meet Fave Band EXO Ahead of Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva Will Get To Meet Fave Band EXO Ahead of Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

Last night, Evgenia Medvedeva won the silver medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in ladies’ figure skating.

Although she was hoping for (and we were rooting for) the gold medal, we’re pretty sure that Evgenia is still coming out on top because she gets to meet her fave band, K-pop stars EXO!

The K-pop band will meet several winter athletes ahead of their closing ceremony performance, and Evgenia, who revealed she warms up to the band during practice, is one of them.

“It’s unreal inspiration and it really improved my mood,” Evgenia said about listening to their music ahead of competing.

One of the group’s members Baekhyun is also excited to meet her, saying, “We would love to meet her if we get the chance. Whenever we hear that an athlete is our fan, we talk about how amazing that is in our group chat. We always have a strong desire to meet all of them.”

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