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U.S. wins silver in team figure skating competition; Russians claim gold

Karen Chen ensured that the Americans would win a silver medal in the team competition. (Wang Zhau/AFP via Getty Images)

BEIJING — The United States won a silver medal in the figure skating team competition Monday morning, the country’s best result since the event debuted in 2014. The Russian Olympic Committee, which has strong skaters in each discipline, clinched the gold medal even before 15-year-old star Kamila Valieva shined in a historic free skate to end the competition.

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Read below for highlights from the figure skating competition.