Can Team USA take gold in figure skating team event?

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The figure skating team event concludes Sunday after the men’s and ladies’ free skates and the free dance. The PyeongChang Olympics are just the second Games to include a team event in figure skating. In Sochi, Russia won gold, followed by Canada for silver, and the U.S. squad captured the bronze.

So far, Nathan Chen, Bradie Tennell, and married pair Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim have contributed to the team event. They’ll all receive medals if the U.S. lands on the podium. The rest of the U.S. contingent includes Maia and Alex Shibutani (dance), plus Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu.

Heading into the event, Team USA sat third with 36 points behind both Canada (45 points) and the Olympic Athletes from Russia (39 points). With Italy (35 points) and Japan (32 points) not far behind, what can we expect from the action?

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