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Winter Olympics Live: Figure Skating History, Mikaela Shiffrin Falls, No Gold for US

The U.S. scored two silver medals of the Games in the previous day of competition, the first Olympic medals for Team USA so far, but with eight medal events on the line for Day 3, the anticipation is high

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Team USA was looking for its first gold and it had what seemed to be plenty of chances Sunday night and Monday morning, but Team USA ended the day without a gold.

With eight medal events on the line for Day 3, the anticipation was high and while some medals were won for the U.S., it seems a gold medal will have to wait.

Here are the latest updates from the Winter Games Sunday night and Monday morning.

Nina O'Brien Stretchered Off After Scary Crash in Giant Slalom

American alpine skier Nina O'Brien was involved in a scary crash during the second run of the women's giant slalom event Monday morning.

O'Brien fell down near the end of her run, crashed into one of the gates and slid into the finish area. She stayed down for several minutes and the event was delayed as she was tended to by medical personnel.

She was stretched off the course but was alert and responsive, according to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.

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Canada Beats ROC In Women's Hockey With Team USA On Deck

There was an unconventional start, but the end result was the same for the Canadian women’s hockey team on Monday.

Canada dominated the Russian Olympic Committee 6-1 at the Wukesong Sports Centre to move to 3-0 in Group A play. It was Canada’s closest game thus far after beating Switzerland and Finland by a combined score of 23-2.

The game was delayed an hour for reasons that remain unclear. Both teams wore N95 masks for the first two periods with the International Olympic Committee citing “safety and security reasons.” In the third period, ROC players were on the ice without masks, while Canada’s players kept using them for the duration of the contest.

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Ireen Wüst Wins Gold, Sets Olympic Record for 1500m

Speed skater Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands set an Olympic record in the women’s 1500m final Monday morning en route to winning her sixth gold Olympic medal and 12th Olympic medal overall. 

Wüst is now tied with Norwegian cross country skiier Bjørn Dæhlie for the third-most Olympic medals of any Winter Olympian, male or female.

In her fifth Olympic appearance, Wüst posted a 1:53.28 time to break fellow Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors’ record set at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Gerard Misses Podium

In the men’s snowboard slopestyle final, defending U.S. gold medalist Red Gerard finished just off the podium in fourth.

The 21-year-old scored an 83.25 on his first run but couldn't improve on the next two.

Team USA Earns Silver In Figure Skating Team Event; ROC Wins Gold

Team USA got its best ever result in the figure skating team event, but it still wasn’t enough to topple the Russian Olympic Committee at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The ROC won gold for the second time in three Olympics, while the U.S. earned silver for the first time. Team USA took home bronze the first two times the event was held since being introduced at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Watch: Figure Skater Kamila Valieva, 15, Becomes 1st Woman to Land Quad at Olympics

One of the youngest Olympians competing in the 2022 Winter Games completed a jump never-before landed by a woman on Sunday.

Kamila Valieva, a 15-year-old of the Russian Olympic Committee, became the first woman to land a quad - and the first to land two quads- in the Olympics as she skated in the women's free skate of the team final event.

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Team USA Curling Drops Final Two Matches to Switzerland and Great Britain, Eliminated from Mixed Doubles

Team USA has officially been eliminated from Curling Mixed Doubles after dropping matches to Switzerland and Great Britain on the final day of round robin play. The two losses put the American pair in eighth place. The top-4 teams -- Italy, Norway, Great Britain and Sweden, in that order -- advanced to the semifinals, set to begin Monday morning at 7:05 EST. 

Entering Sunday tied for sixth place and facing elimination, the U.S. faced off against Switzerland. They kept things even through seven ends, but the Swiss pulled out a power play point in the final end to win 6-5, ending the Americans’ hopes of advancing to bracket play. 

Persinger and Plys returned to the ice 13 hours later to take on Great Britain. They were unable to end on a victory, losing by a final score of 8-4.

Defending Champion Mikaela Shiffrin Out of Giant Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin's start to the 2022 Winter Olympics did not go according to plan.

During her first run of the women's giant slalom on Sunday night, Shiffrin missed an early gate and then fell down. As a result, the reigning Olympic champion received a "did not finish" and is out of the event.

More here.

Team USA Looks for Figure Skating Medal in Team Event

Day three of the figure skating team event will begin at 7:15 p.m. CST. Team USA’s Madison Chock and Evan Bates (ice dance), Addison, Illinois-native Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier (pairs free skate) and Karen Chen (women's free skate), will be ones to look out for Sunday night.

Figure skating fans can stream figure skating events live in primetime on NBC and on and Peacock.

Here's what to know leading up to Sunday's competition.

Alpine Skiing Power Couple Shiffrin and Kilde Will Go For Same-Day Gold

It’s shaping up to be a dream day on the slopes for Mikaela Shiffrin and boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who could both score Olympic gold on a jam-packed Sunday of Alpine skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Thanks to a weather postponement, Kilde’s men’s downhill – originally planned for Saturday evening (U.S. time) – will take place directly in between the first and second runs of the women’s giant slalom, where Shiffrin is the defending gold medalist.

Shiffrin will attempt to do the unprecedented in Beijing: win five alpine skiing gold medals in a single Olympics. The 26-year-old has a realistic shot at history after winning four medals at the 2021 World Championships.

Here's how to watch.

Defending Gold Medalist Red Gerard Aims for Beijing Gold in Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

The men’s snowboard slopestyle final will begin at 10 p.m. CST. The United States and China are the teams to look out for during this medal event. Team USA’s Sean FitzSimons and Red Gerard, the defending gold medalist, both received some of the highest scores in the qualifying rounds. FitzSimons secured third and Gerard fifth. China’s Su Yiming posted the best score, securing the top spot going into the final round.

Snowboarding fans can stream snowboarding events on and on Peacock.

Brittany Bowe Kicks Off Her 2022 Winter Olympics Journey

Brittany Bowe of the United States starts her 2022 Winter Olympics with the 1500m speed skating event on Monday. Bowe won the silver medal in this discipline and gold in the 1000m at the 2021 World Championships.

The 33-year-old is competing in her third Olympic Games. She finished fifth in the 1500m and fourth in the 1000m at the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

In her way to a potential gold medal stands a giant of the sport: 35-year-old Ireen Wuest of the Netherlands. 

The event begins at 2:30 a.m. CT on Monday and will air live on USA and Peacock. Stream it below.

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