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Marissa Castelli, Simon Shnapir skate strong for Olympic team figure skating

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Marissa Castelli, and Simon Shnapir hit the ice on Thursday for the United States as the Olympic team figure skating competition conitnued. After working the ice with some amazing moves that included a throw in the air that had fans gasping, the duo earned a score of 64.25, putting them in second place after China’s Peng Chang and Zhang Hao. According to NBC Sports, it was a mixed bag for Team USA as Jeremy Abbott fell during the men’s short program and the team started at seventh place after his performances. At the end of the day, the United States was tied for fifth place.

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While the pair was hoping to win first with their score, it was a stumble on their side-by-side triple salcows that gave the China couple a slight advantage. Yet, the amazing triple salchow throw is one moment figure skating fans won’t want to miss.

As the debut of the Olympic team figure skating competition has fans and athletes hoping to come together for the sport, it’s obvious the hometown crowd has the advantage. Russian figure skaters are getting extraordinarily loud cheers and the performances of the Russian athletes are giving people a reason to cheer live.

Currently the Olympic team figure skating has Russia, Canada and China in the lead. The United States is tied for fifth place. The skating for this event will be continued over the weekend.

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