Eileen Gu wins another gold, and Team Shuster comes up short | What You Missed

It was a tough day for Team USA in Beijing, as they finished without a medal in any event. Chinese-American phenom Eileen Gu earned her second gold in the freeski halfpipe, Team Shuster came up short in their Bronze Medal match with Canada, and American figure skating pairs performed well but are on the outside looking in heading into the free skate. All that and more on today’s edition of What You Missed.

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- Good morning, America. As the Beijing games start to wind down, Team USA is doing its best to grab a few more medals before returning home. Let's get you caught up on what you might have missed. We start at the Genting Snow Park for the women's free-ski halfpipe. The final featured three Americans, as well as 18-year-old Chinese-American phenom, Eileen Gu.

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Team USA's Hannah Faulhaber sat in third after her first run. That was until Eileen Gu hit the pipe. The free-ski sensation laid down a 93.25 on her first run to vault into first place, and bump Faulhaber off the podium. The only person to top Gu's first run-- Gu herself on her second run when she earned an incredible 95.25, securing her second gold and third medal of the Beijing Games. Faulhaber finished the event in 6th while fellow Americans, British Sigourney and Carli Margulies, finished in 10th and 11th.

Next to the National Aquatic Center for the bronze medal curling match between the United States and Canada. After a back and forth start, Team Schuster took a 5-4 lead into the seventh end. But once again, their late game struggles caught up with them. Canada finished with four unanswered points in the eighth and ninth ends to pull ahead 8-5 to earn the bronze. Team Schuster finished its 2018 gold medal defense with a record of 5 and 6 and a 4th place finish.

Over to the Capital Indoor Stadium for part one of the pairs figure skating event, the short program. Both American pairs executed beautiful programs that had them at the top of the leaderboard. That was, until the skaters from China and Russia took the ice. China's Wen Jing Soo and Cong Han set a new record for the highest-ever score in pairs short program with an 84.41.

They are followed by three pairs of skaters representing the ROC. China's other pair, Pen Chang and Jin Yang, finished in 5th place. American pair Alexi Kneram and Brandon Frazier fell to 6th, while Ashley Cain Gribble and Timothy Leduc sit in 7th heading into tomorrow's free-skate portion of the event.


Taking a look at the medal count, Team Norway continues to dominate the standings with 15 gold medals and 34, overall. Way ahead of second place, Germany, which has 10 golds and 22, overall. Team USA remains in third after failing to secure any medals on Friday. The host nation China is in fourth, and the Netherlands and Sweden are tied for fifth.

That's all for today, but there so plenty of action to come as the Olympics come to a close this weekend. So be sure to check in to see what you missed.