Google: Figure skating is the most popular winter Olympic sport in the U. On February 11, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman — and third overall — to land a triple axel in the Olympics, accomplishing the rare feat in the women's free skate at the team competition in Pyeongchang.
But there are places where skating raises a yawn, and fans thrill to the anticipation of the Nordic combined or skeleton competitions.
Shim Suk-hee and Choi Min-jeong are going to contend in just about every event. But a medal is not mandatory for interest.
Germany In Germany, the suite of popular sports includes a number barely registering in the United States. Ski jumping will be big. This season they are a little bit weak.
Everyone from Calgary to Jamaica fears the worst — but the teammates shake off the wreck, determined to finish the race.
Ice hockey is huge in Sweden, and after it was announced that N. If they can get into the semifinals, people will watch.
So many Japanese fans will be here for Hanyu. Britain As in the United States, interest in winter sports skyrockets in Britain every four years.
One in particular. The freestyle skiers and snowboarders in Big Air and slopestyle events could also become national darlings. Canada Canada has the second-biggest delegation to these Games and a strong team in a number of sports.
But as you might expect, hockey is still the king. Even without N.
Australia Australians will be looking to the newer events for their stars this year, especially the freestyle skiing and snowboard events, said Geoff Lipshut, the deputy chief of mission.
The pairs skater Harley Windsor is likely to attract a lot of attention, too.
He is the first Aboriginal Australian to compete at a Winter Games. And every four years, there is interest in short-track speedskating, Lipshut said.
The memory is so sharp in Australia that people still tune in, perhaps hoping for a repeat.