PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Ė Canada was leading the Team Figure Skating Event on Friday with 17 points after the Menís Single and Pair Skating Short Programs at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Patrick Chan placed 3rd in the Menís Short, in which Japanís Shoma Uno shone, to add 8 points to Team Canadaís total, while Meagan Duhamel and partner Eric Radford, who placed 2nd in the Pairs, bringing Canadaís total to 17.
The USA managed just 14 points after 4th placed finishes by Nathan Chen in the Menís Short, and Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim in the Pairs.
Japan was temporarily in third place, thanks largely to Shoma Unoís outstanding showing, as Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara placed a lowly 8th in the Pairs.
Russian couple Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, competing under the neutral Olympic flag, topped the Pairs rankings ahead of the Canadian duo of Dufamel and Radford and German pair Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot.
The figure skating events continue on Feb. 11-12.