Winter Olympics LIVE: Chloe Kim wins big in halfpipe as Nathan Chen goes for gold

Nathan Chen Breaks World Record in Superb Figure Skating Routine

American Chloe Kim topped the women’s halfpipe final as she successfully defended her winning streak with a maximum score of 94.

Kim, who at 17 became the youngest woman to win Olympic gold in snowboarding at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, roared in style as she easily edged out Spanish rival Queralt Castellet, who took silver.

Meanwhile, American skater Nathan Chen will chase Olympic gold as he returns to the ice in Beijing with a sizeable lead in the men’s free skating competition.

The Utah native will be looking to clinch his first individual Olympic gold medal and fend off Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu, who is aiming for a dramatic comeback.

Chen, 22, put in a world record performance a few days ago with a short program score of 113.97, which puts him ahead of the pack heading into Thursday morning’s free program in China.

Medals are decided by adding the scores from the short program and the free program.

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Shiffrin could skip the super-G

American Mikaela Shiffrin plans to skip Friday’s super-G race at the Beijing Olympics after failing to finish in the slalom or giant slalom, her two favorite races.

A U.S. team spokeswoman told reporters that Shiffrin will decide ahead of Thursday’s team captains’ meeting whether or not to race and will not be conducting any media interviews “for the foreseeable future. “.

“Mikaela will be skiing today, and depending on how the day goes, she will make a decision for the super-G. This is common for Mikaela, as she continues her program day by day as she skis every event” , said the spokeswoman in a text message, noting that it was rare on the circuit.

“The team captains’ meeting is at 5 p.m. (Beijing time). She will make her decision by then.

“Mikaela (nor her mother/coach Eileen) will not be doing any media for the foreseeable future. Please respect his/their space at this time.

Mikaela Shiffrin of Team USA falls during the 2022 Olympics Women’s Slalom on February 9, 2022 in Yanqing China

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 05:22

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Italian star Sofia Goggia has decided not to compete in the super-G race at the Beijing Olympics

Italian star Sofia Goggia has decided not to compete in the super-G race at the Beijing Olympics as she returns from an accident last month. She still hopes to defend her downhill title on Tuesday.

The Italian powerhouse say their four starters for Friday’s super-G are Federica Brignone, Marta Bassino, Elena Curtoni and Francesca Marsaglia. Brignone, Curtoni and Goggia are 1-2-3 in the World Cup super-G standings this season. Goggia has won two races in the discipline this season.

But she also sprained her left knee, partially tore a cruciate ligament, suffered a ‘minor fracture’ of the fibula bone in her leg, as well as tendon damage, after the crash. a super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on January 23.

Sofia Goggia of Team Italy inspects the course during the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Women’s Super G on January 23, 2022 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 05:11

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Germany in the top two places in the men’s skeleton

The first two rounds of the men’s skeleton are over, with two German athletes taking the top two spots.

Christopher Grotheer leads with 2 minutes and 0.33 seconds, while Axel Jungk is second with a time of 2 minutes and 1.03 seconds.

Third place goes to Chinese Yan Wengang. Defending champion Yun Sungbin of the Republic of Korea is 12th.

Team GB, who have traditionally topped the game, moved up to number 13 and 17 after Matt Weston finished the race in 2 minutes 2.49 seconds, while his compatriot Marcus Wyatt reached the finish line about 1.21 seconds after him.

Germany’s Christopher Grotheer competes in the men’s skeleton event at the Yanqing National Sliding Center during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Yanqing on February 10, 2022

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 05:02

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“I was so proud of myself”: Chloe Kim on her gold medal performance

Chloe Kim, 21, who blew away the competition while retaining her Olympic snowboarding halfpipe title, says she’s “so proud” of her unbeatable first score.

“I was so proud of myself,” Kim said of her first race, saying she had a terrible practice where she fell twice before Thursday’s final, and it initially had her. put in a “strange headspace”.

“I was overwhelmed with emotions when I managed to land it on the first try.”

From her first run, Kim led the final with her huge lead of 94 points. Castellet posted the second highest 90.25, winning silver for Spain and Sena Tomita took bronze for Japan after scoring 88.25 points.

Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 04:57

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Switzerland beat GB in curling

A neck-to-neck match between Switzerland and Team Great Britain in the first round of women’s curling ensued as they headed for a tiebreaker. The world champions, however, managed to bounce back from the challenge posed by the British and beat them 6-5.

Before that, Denmark beat hosts China 7–6; Japan suffered an upset at the hands of the Swedish curlers, losing 5-8, while Team USA beat the ROC 9–3 in seven ends.

Silvana Tirinzoni and Alina Paetz of Switzerland celebrate victory in the Women’s Round Robin Session 1 match at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 04:31

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Defending Champion Chloe Kim Wins Snowboard Halfpipe Gold

Chloe Kim, who at 17 became the youngest woman to win Olympic gold in snowboarding at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, with the win joining fellow American Shaun White as the only female snowboarder to successfully defend Olympic titles in a halfpipe. Read the full report here:

Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 04:22

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The Swiss from Chabloz suffers a heavy fall in men’s combined alpine skiing

Swiss skier Yannick Chabloz suffered a heavy crash during the men’s combined downhill at Yanqing Alpine Center on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, who was making his Olympic debut in China, veered off course, nicknamed “The Rock”, and fell before crashing into the safety fence and continuing to slide down the hill.

Chabloz was treated by medics on the hillside, with TV footage showing his arm tied, before being taken away on a sled.

Annick Chabloz of the Swiss team is sled down the mountain by the medical team after crashing during the men’s alpine combined downhill

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 04:02

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Valieva practices amid banned substance report

Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old Russian superstar who is set to hand her country its third consecutive Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating, trained on Thursday, hours after learning she had tested positive for a banned substance .

Valieva tested positive for a banned heart drug ahead of the Beijing Games, Russian newspaper RBC reported.

The sample was reportedly obtained before Valieva won the European Championship last month in Estonia, a performance that cemented her status as the leader of Russia’s ‘quadruple’ of elite female figure skaters en route to Beijing.

It is unclear whether Russia is appealing or fighting the outcome. His appearance in training implies that the federation does not accept the decision.

A positive test could cost Russia the gold medal in the team competition and threaten Valieva’s chances of winning the individual competition which begins on Tuesday. She is the big favourite.

Team ROC’s Kamila Valieva reacts during the Women’s Team Free Skating event on Day Three of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 03:50

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The first women’s curling session is more than halfway through. Here are the updates on who is holding the lead:

Team GB leads against Switzerland with 4-2

Denmark scored 6-3 against China

The Swedish curlers are also ahead against Japan with 5-3

Team USA leads ROC 6-3

Jennifer Dodds and Hailey Duff of Great Britain battle it out in the first leg of the women’s round robin of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games curling competition

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Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 03:01

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Kim takes gold

Chloe Kim successfully defended her title, winning gold for Team USA for the second time at the Olympics. Her competitors could not improve their score, as she maintained the lead with the 94 points she obtained in her first run.

Second place is taken by Spaniard Queralt Castellet while Sena Tomita will take bronze for Japan.

Namita SingFebruary 10, 2022 02:56

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