UPDATE: Bradie Brings Home Bronze in Olympics Figure Skating Team Competition
Kane County’s very own Bradie Tennell will bring home at least one medal — a bronze earned Feb. 11 in the Figure Skating Team Event.
The Carpentersville native did her part, performing near flawlessly in her short program as part of the USA figure skating team that also included Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, Chris Knierim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.
How did they get there? Each team member contributed a strong finish to contribute to the overall point total.
Canada won the gold medal for team figure skating, while Olympic athletes from Russia took second.
There’s a lot of figure skating to come, and more opportunities for Tennell to earn hardware.
Figure Skating Schedule
SOURCE: Sports Illustrated website
|Sunday, Feb. 18||Ice dance short dance||8:00 p.m.|
|Monday, Feb. 19||Ice dance free dance||8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Feb. 20||Ladies short program||8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Feb. 22||Ladies free skate||8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 24||Exhibition gala||7:30 p.m.|
Carpentersville’s Bradie Tennell is representing the USA in the figure skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Tennell entered the Olympic conversation when she medaled at her grand prix debut in November, and then won the 2018 U.S. title lights out.
You can watch Bradie in the women’s figure skating competition. Here’s a link to the NBC TV listings schedule for figure skating, and you can see the schedule in graphic form above.
Tennell will be competing alongside Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia, CA, and Karen Chen of Freemont, CA. The three women will seek Team USA’s first Olympic women’s figure skating medal in 12 years.