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5 to Watch Saturday: Skeleton, Lots of Skiing Events and Speedskating

Team USA came away with two silver medals in Saturday's competition, but several American stars were unable to make it to the podium. Here's a recap of the events.

Katie Uhlaender 'Disappointed' in Pyeongchang

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My favorite pic from the #WinterOlympics so far. Texas skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender rockets down the track in #PyeongChang.

Texan and four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender missed her shot at a medal in Pyeongchang, never finishing in the top ten in women's skeleton.

Model Olympian: Katie Uhlaender

Uhlaender finished 13th overall, and American Kendall Wesenberg finished  17th in her Olympic debut.

Watch: Katie Uhlaender Slides Through Run 3 in Women's Skeleton

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Nick Goepper Wins Silver, Kenworthy Comes in Last in Slopestyle

Gus Kenworthy's Olympics turned into Oystein Braaten's party.

[NBCO-GalleryFeed] Model Olympian: Gus Kenworthy

American Nick Goepper added a silver medal to the bronze he won four years ago in Sochi.

Watch: Nick Goepper Wins Silver in Slopestyle

Must See: Gus Kenworthy and Maggie Voisin Explain Slopestyle Skiing With Legos

Defending Champ Ted Ligety Fails to Medal in Olympic Giant Slalom

Austrian Marcel Hirscher claimed the Olympic giant slalom gold medal, his second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

[NBCO-GalleryFeed] Model Olympian: Ted Ligety

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway took silver and France’s Alexis Pinturault earned the bronze medal.

Watch: Podium Illudes American Alpine Skier Ted Ligety

Must See: Ligety Fails to Finish Super-G Run

Krueger’s Silver Ends US Speedskating's Long Medal Drought

John-Henry Krueger squeaked into the 1000-meter semifinal, powered into the final and ended up on the podium Saturday, his silver standing as the first American speedskating medal since the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The Olympic debutant stayed in the front of the pack for the first several laps of the final round, which allowed him to avoid a big crash that wiped out the three skaters behind him. Canadian Samuel Girard won gold while South Korean Seo Yira took bronze.

South Korea won the day’s other short track speedskating medal, the women’s 1500 meters. Choi Min-jeong shot away from the field in the last couple of laps and cruised to victory. It was redemption after her heartbreaking finish in the 500-meter final earlier in the Games, when she was penalized after crossing the finish line second. Choi’s gold medal is South Korea’s third at Pyeongchang.

Watch: John-Henry Krueger Ends U.S. Speedskating's Medal Drought

Must See: Brittany Bowe Explains Speedskating With Legos

American World Champion Unable to Clinch Medal in Aerials Finals

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Jonathon Lillis of the United States celebrates during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day eight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 17, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

Facing stiff competition, American Jonathon Lillis couldn't quite clinch a medal in men's aerials in Pyeongchang. It was Oleksandr Abramenko who landed in first place for gold and for the Ukraine's first-ever freestyle skiing medal.

China's Jia Zongyang's score, just a hair below Abramenko's, got him the silver medal. Russian athlete Ilia Burov won bronze.

[NBCO-GalleryFeed] Model Olympian: Mac Bohonnon

Watch: Lillis Lands Jump But It Isn't Enough to Advance in Finals

Must See: The Art of Aerials - Where Gymnast Meets Snow

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