Top Americans narrowly miss out on medals in South Korea


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (ABC News) — Men’s figure skating and American Nathan Chen, who was in 17th place going into the free skate, pulled off the comeback of comebacks, nailing six quad jumps while putting his hand down only once.

But it was not enough, as he finished fifth. Instead, it was a one-two punch of gold and silver for the Japanese.

71 quads were attempted in the men’s program, more than any other Olympics.Related Content: Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

There was shock and upset in the women’s Super-G!

The Czech Republic’s Ester Ledecka, a world champion in snowboarding, took the entire field by storm!

Not only did she win gold, she did it on borrowed skis. They came from Mikaela Shiffrin’s sponsor. Shiffrin didn’t compete in the event.

The run caught everyone off-guard, including NBC which cut away to focus on men’s figure skating.Related Content: Marit Bjoergen ties Winter Olympic record with 13th medal

Meantime, a mistake at the end of her run kept Lindsey Vonn off the podium. She finished sixth, but has another chance to medal in the downhill on Wednesday.

The Swiss also took gold and silver in women’s slopestyle skiing.

American Maggie Voisin narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth.

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