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These Pictures Show Just How Intense Figure Skating Really Is

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Posted on February 21, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. ET

China's Yu Xiaoyu competes in the pair skating short program Feb. 14.
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China's Yu Xiaoyu competes in the pair skating short program Feb. 14.

Japan's Ryuichi Kihara and Miu Suzaki compete in the pair skating free skating program Feb. 11.
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Japan's Ryuichi Kihara and Miu Suzaki compete in the pair skating free skating program Feb. 11.

Adam Rippon of the United States performs his routine during the men's free skating program Feb. 12.
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Adam Rippon of the United States performs his routine during the men's free skating program Feb. 12.

Turkey's Alper Ucar and Alisa Agafonova compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 20.
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Turkey's Alper Ucar and Alisa Agafonova compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 20.

Russia's Tiffani Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 20.
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Russia's Tiffani Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 20.

Russia's Kristina Astakhova and Alexey Rogonov compete in the pair skating free skate Feb. 15.
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Russia's Kristina Astakhova and Alexey Rogonov compete in the pair skating free skate Feb. 15.

Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the US fall during the ice dance free dance final Feb. 20.
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Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the US fall during the ice dance free dance final Feb. 20.

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 12.
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Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 12.

Italy's Anna Cappellini competes in the ice dance short dance Feb. 19.
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Italy's Anna Cappellini competes in the ice dance short dance Feb. 19.

Jin Boyang of China competes during the men's single skating short program Feb. 16.
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Jin Boyang of China competes during the men's single skating short program Feb. 16.

Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot compete in the pair skating short program Feb. 9.
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Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot compete in the pair skating short program Feb. 9.

Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 20.
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Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje compete in the ice dance free dance Feb. 20.

Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland of Britain compete in the ice dance free dance final Feb. 20.
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Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland of Britain compete in the ice dance free dance final Feb. 20.

Aimee Buchanan of Israel performs her routine during the women's short program Feb. 11.
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Aimee Buchanan of Israel performs her routine during the women's short program Feb. 11.

Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin of South Korea perform during the ice dance short dance competition Feb. 19.
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Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin of South Korea perform during the ice dance short dance competition Feb. 19.

Russia's Alina Zagitova competes in the women's single skating short program Feb. 21.
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Russia's Alina Zagitova competes in the women's single skating short program Feb. 21.

Adam Rippon of the United States competes in the men's single free skating Feb. 12.
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Adam Rippon of the United States competes in the men's single free skating Feb. 12.

Shoma Uno of Japan competes during the men's single free skating program Feb. 17.
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Shoma Uno of Japan competes during the men's single free skating program Feb. 17.

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