The ultimate determine skating competitors of the Beijing Olympics is underway, as 18 pairs take to the ice for the quick program, a two-minute skate.
In contrast to the ice dancing competitors that passed off earlier within the Video games, pairs determine skating prioritizes extra acrobatic abilities: jumps, overhead lifts and throws.
Friday’s competitors consists of performances by the rival pairs Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov of Russia, the reigning world champions, and Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China, who received world titles in 2017 and 2019.
Sui and Han are particularly anticipating redemption. That they had the gold inside their grasp on the 2018 Olympics, however misplaced by a mere 0.43 factors to the German group.
The pairs will skate the lengthy program, additionally known as the free skate, on Saturday. Medal winners shall be decided by including the scores from the 2 occasions.