8 Favorite Figure Skating Moments of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea
➊ Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman and the third woman ever to successfully perform a triple axel at an Olympic Games.
➋ Adam Rippon, period.
➌ 5 Olympics and 4 partners later, Aljona Savchenko finally won gold in the pairs skating event with partner Bruno Massot.
➍ After a disappointing performance in the men’s free skate, Nathan Chen skated a near-perfect free skate, landing 6 quads (5 clean), the first man to ever do so. He rose in the standings from 17th place to finish 5th overall.
➎ Javier Fernández won Spain’s first figure skating medal and the third Winter Olympics medal for the country ever.
➏ Yuzuru Hanyu repeated as Olympic champion, becoming the first man to do so since Dick Button in 1952.
➐ Choi Da-Bin dazzled before a home crowd at her first Olympics. Choi dedicated her performances to her late mother, saying “I am very thankful to my mother, who is watching me from Heaven.“
➑ "The warmth and splendor” of Evgenia Medvedeva vs. the “calculated coolness” of Alina Zagitova made for “the most heartbreakingly beautiful ladies competition ever.”