Olympics Day 5 Recap: Team USA

February 8, 2022
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Figure skating: Oh my quad, a new world record. Nathan Chen scored a 113.97 in last night’s men’s short program, the highest-ever short program mark. Now Chen — along with teammate Jason Brown, who finished sixth — will glide into tomorrow’s 8:30 p.m. ET free skate. Must-see TV.

🏒 Women’s hockey: The bad news? Team USA went 3-1 in round robin play after last night’s 4–2 loss to rival Canada. The good news? The last time the U.S. lost to Canada in the Olympic opening round, the red, white and blue went on to win gold. Here’s to history repeating itself.

🎿 Skiing: Like mother, like son. Nearly 50 years to the day since his mom won slalom gold at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games, Ryan Cochran-Siegle claimed silver in last night’s Super G final, his first Olympic podium finish.

  • Elsewhere, Jessie Diggins is now the U.S.’s first two-time Olympic cross country medalist, thanks to her third place finish in this morning’s cross-country sprint final. Do we hear three?