The U.S. women will face defending champion Canada on Thursday for the gold medal, a prize that has remained beyond the Americans' grasp at the last four Olympic tournaments. This will be the third straight Olympic final involving the U.S. and Canada, the two superpowers of an evolving sport.
At this juncture of the spring, a day after the first official workout, the results matter little. Kershaw is expected to make his Cactus League debut Sunday or Monday.
They hold off Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron to win the gold medal — their fifth in the sport — and set a record for the most Olympic medals won in figure skating.