Bouquets, brickbats (and some of both): a 2018 Olympic figure skating scorecard

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Lynn Rutherford and I checked in with our winners and losers from the figure skating competition at the recently completed 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Some of my winners:

Eteri Tutberidze

Although early records are incomplete, the coach of Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva is almost certainly the first person to be by the boards for both the gold and silver medalists in an Olympic singles event.

Skate Canada

The best possible realistic scenario for the Canadians was two gold and two bronze medals, and that is exactly what their skaters won -- and they were on the podium in four of the five events. No other country medaled in more than two.

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And losers:

U.S. women

All three underperformed. The top finish, a ninth by Bradie Tennell, was the lowest in history by a U.S. woman at the Olympics (previous low: sixth). The aggregate of the three finishes, 30 (Mirai Nagasu was 10th and Karen Chen 11th), was by far the worst of any post-World War II Olympics at which the U.S. had three entrants (previous nadir: 25 in 1948).

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