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All of the figure skating firsts from PyeongChang 2018

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By: USA TODAY Sports By: USA TODAY Sports
By: Rachel Lutz

History was made in PyeongChang in all sorts of ways, but the U.S. figure skaters put their name in the books at these Winter Games.

Here’s a look at all the ways figure skaters from Team USA pushed the sport forward in 2018.

Nathan Chen lands first-ever quad flip at the Winter Olympics

Nathan Chen is the first skater to hit five clean quads in a free skate at the Olympics

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are the first U.S. pair to complete a quad twist on Olympic ice

Vincent Zhou hits the first-ever quad Lutz at the Winter Olympics

Mirai Nagasu is the first U.S. woman to do a triple Axel at the Olympics

Maia and Alex Shibutani are the first skaters of Asian descent to win an Olympic ice dance medal

Adam Rippon wins a team bronze medal as one of the first openly gay Winter Olympians

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