"It's very normal to have not a great skate (in an Olympic debut)", said Chan, 27, who finished fifth at his first Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Games in his home country, before winning silvers in the men's and team events at the 2014 Sochi Games.
Uno was awarded a score of 103-point-25 points for his performance at the Gangneung Ice Arena, ensuring that he will finish first in the men's short program of the team event.
One factor could be that the skating rinks and training centers are in places like the San Francisco Bay Area and Detroit where the pool of talent is more diverse, she said.
But the mistakes were spread evenly throughout the field, allowing Chan to finish in third place, before Duhamel and Radford followed up with a second-place finish in the pairs event.
"It is my first time coming to the Olympics and I thought I would be very anxious, but I wasn't as anxious as I thought, and I'm satisfied", said Uno.
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Troy Terry, the University of Denver winger who helped Team USA to a World Juniors gold medal past year, is the youngest player on the American team that will skate for gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Canada had 17 points to 14 for the United States.
Dear, sweet Nathan Chen fell on one of his quads and generally racked up errors throughout most of his program.
"Obviously not what I wanted to do on my first Olympic run", Chen told the New York Times, adding he was disappointed he'd let him teammates down "All I can do is try to analyze what I did wrong and just let it go and move on". "I'm upset because I let the rest of the team down".
So it was hard for Arutyunyan to convey the emotions he felt Wednesday as his two pupils - a decade apart in age, markedly different in their skating style yet so compatible as practice mates - stepped onto Olympic ice for the first time. Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford finished runner-up with 76.57. But he has a full week to diagnose what went wrong - in terms of technique, focus, managing his emotions and structuring his pre-competition morning - and make the proper adjustment before the men's short programs February 16. Mikhail Kolyada of Russian Federation shockingly fell twice and finished eighth. Sun says what's happening in figure skating could reflect diversity in general in the US. "We were prepared for anything". He also stumbled a few other times throughout the performance.
Thanks to a strong pairs performance from married couple Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim, Team USA stands in second behind Canada in the team event, which will continue on Sunday with the pairs free skate, women's short program and short dance.
Patrick Chan fell on both of his quads but rallied in the back half of his program.
And Olympic Athlete from Russia Mikhail Kolyada was the worst of the top flight though, falling on both quad attempts and popping a triple Axel into a brutal single.
USA skater Nathan Chen suffered a drastic fall within minutes of his Olympic performance. "But I honestly feel pretty comfortable, relaxed and ready to go". "Olympic ice can showcase your skating and that's an asset we can exploit". "She made a lot of games out of it and she just made me find my passion for skating at a young age", he said. But I'm confident that they'll be able to pull through with good skates.
"We've been able to post some video and some different things for them to read and kind of get a little head start", Granato said.
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