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Olympic TV highlights for Tuesday: American women seek end to medal drought in figure skating

Olympic TV highlights for Tuesday: American women seek end to medal drought in figure skating

No American woman has won an individual gold medal in figure skating since 2002 or made the podium since 2006. And this might not be the Winter Games to end that drought.

Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell all have won one U.S. championship, but none is rated higher than ninth in the world. Ashley Wagner, the lone American to win a world championships medal in the past 11 years, is an alternate after placing fourth at last month’s nationals.

The whole sport, though, is chasing Russia (in this case, the Olympic Athletes from Russia). Evgenia Medvedeva is a two-time defending world champion. When Medvedeva fractured her foot last fall, Alina Zagitova won the Grand...

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