[Music] we’re here at the Washington Post I’m Chelsea James and ugh we’re over at Samuels and we’re gonna give you a little preview of what to watch for as the US Olympic team heads to Pyeongchang so when you look at the women’s side if there’s a move to watch a skater to watch for short of one moment I guess the triple axel would be something to keep an eye on in the same way that the quadruple jump has really transfixed men’s figure skating mariah ngoz is the story as a figure skater starts and ends with the triple axel Val so the cheese will be the only woman in the entire competition attempting this move and it’s really sort of transported her story as a figure skater for someone who’s not very consistent who sort of on the outside of American figure skating is someone who can do something very exciting I most absolutely will go for the triple axel probably in every competition that I do because every competition that I go to will be a challenge and that’s a challenge that I I wanted the last American to attempt the triple axel was actually Tonya Harding she attempted and she fell but that was her money jump and now you know almost 30 years after Tonya Harding first attempted that triple axel comes marina gosu who is trying to use that jump to become a competitor on the world stage and so that’s pretty fast and the Americans wouldn’t have anyone on paper that you’d look at and say this woman has a real chance to medal what do you think has to happen for one of those three to make it to the podium the American women’s team they’re three very different types of skaters and none of them have the entire package all of them have something that is not very pleasing to the judges former Ryan Agassi it’s an under rotation problem she doesn’t fully rotate her jumps in the air and if you don’t do that you get points off and she has been here before she Miranda gossler was on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic skating team but Brady Snell and Karen Chen have never been to an Olympics and so there’s the inexperience factor there of maybe wait what will you get for that from them on that stage right no one really knows Karen China is not a very consistent skater she tends to perform well when the pressure is on but you never fully know there are two very incredible Russian skaters who will probably win the gold and silver medal then there’s a bevy of probably eight or nine skaters around the world who if they perform well could win the bronze this three American ladies are in that field but for that to happen you know seven of those nine women have to mess up you

Chen, Nagasu, Tennell: Get to know the U.S. Olympic women’s figure skaters
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  • February 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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    Excuse me — Tonya DID NOT fall, she DID complete the triple axel in 1991 and then did it 3 more times in other competitions!!! Everyone knows that. It's been talked about for years. You've just completely discredited yourself by not knowing that. She is still the only US woman to have done that. Who are you to call yourself a commentator of FS and be so ignorant?!

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  • February 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm
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    OMG! Is the Washington Post purposely trying to hire less qualified people? Clearly there are multiple times better speaking, better looking, more insightful, camera freindly people to choose from. This trend of hiring the least qualified "randoms" is why MSM ratings crash & burn. Mgmt…Grab a clue already – out of touch. I couldnt finish watching…had to move on.

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  • February 10, 2018 at 12:18 am
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    The wpman does a very irritatung noice when she pronunce the letter S

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  • February 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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    Washington Compost, bringing u all the false narratives their Gloalsit satanic pedo masters can afford

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  • February 11, 2018 at 5:17 am
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    Tonya did the triple axel bitch look it up

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  • February 11, 2018 at 11:49 am
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    It appears that Asian Americans have really taken a liking to figure skating these days. I guess Kristie Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan led the way. We have two Asian woman and Nathan Chen on the men's team. Good luck to all of our awesome competitors! Go Team USA!!!

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  • February 12, 2018 at 5:26 am
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    these two Washington post reporters????????

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  • February 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm
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    Right on Tennell Nugasu and Chen. Team USA!

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  • February 15, 2018 at 3:59 am
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    that was amazing the best thing saw.

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  • February 16, 2018 at 12:19 am
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    Tonya did it first!!!. ……………………………………….SAD her career was ruined by her stupid husband's actions she paid a huge prize she lost it all and was so poor. people bullied her and hated her for so long. is not even fair. ANYHOW. end of the story.

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  • February 23, 2018 at 3:01 am
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    Nagasu is a great skater but it feels weird to know that an Asian is representing the USA. The US is selling itself to Asians and immigrants in general… Any Asian who show up with a little bit of money steal the place that should be given to an American child.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 9:15 pm
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    It seemed as though the US had a strong group of three ladies figure skaters this time around, but in the end, their final placements were disappointing. I thought at least one of them might have came home with a possible bronze medal in the individual event, but none came close. The competition was definitely tough, but it seems these skaters had the goods. Perhaps them and their coaches need to learn to play the point game better with the present judging system. It's not a perfect system, but if you want to place well you need to know the in and outs of the system and put it to use in the programs.

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  • May 22, 2018 at 4:38 am
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    Wtf Tonya landed it and so did Kimmie Meissner!

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