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Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb

12 February 2018

On the second night of the team competition, the dance team of Maia and Alex Shibutani took second, as expected. As the sole pair team from the US competing in South Korea, they automatically represent Team USA, should the team advance to the free skate phase. Of the 10 teams participating in the event, just the top five move on to the free skate performances.

Consistency and Bradie Tennell have gone hand-in-hand all season, and in her Olympic debut, it was no different. Day 2 features the figure skating team event and the men's downhill.

Prime time for TV in North America means early starts for the figure skaters at the Gangneung Ice Arena, where Patrick Chan and Nathan Chen and Co. are competing for Olympic medals at a time when they're more accustomed to practice. Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue finished in first place Saturday with a score of 80.51 and helped Canada get out to a powerful lead overall with 45 points.

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Jamie Anderson of the United States in action during a slope style training session ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Bokwang Phoenix Snow Park on February 7, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

Tennell, who turned 20 on January 31, skated under the radar for much of her junior career, before she broke one of her lumbar vertebra just as she was starting to get attention and was forced to wear a brace for months in 2015.

Team OAR/Russia's super star and Olympic medal favorite, Yevgenia Medvedeva, notched the highest score ever recorded in the ladies' short program to capture 10 points for the team.

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Reigning World bronze medalist Gabrielle Daleman will compete for Team Canada in the free skate of the ladies event. Her coach of 10 years, Denise Myers, refuses to address the question, as well, but said Tennell is "a scrapper", and said she expects to see Tennell competing at the global level for years to come. "I'm really happy. I don't think I could have asked for a better first program at the Olympics". "The performance felt great, and we felt good about what we did out there", Alex added.

The events will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN, and they can be streamed on fuboTV.

Italy's Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte finished in fourth place, and Japan's Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed finished in fifth place, helping both Italy and Japan qualify for the free skates/dance portion of the team competition.

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Finishing just a point behind the Shibutanis' were reigning European silver medalists Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, who earned a 74.76 and earned 8 points for the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation.

Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb