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Winter Olympics 2018: Japan makes history with gold, silver in men's figure skating

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It was a disappointing night for Americans in Pyeongchang on Friday: American Nathan Chen searched for redemption in the free skate at the Olympics, but it wasn't enough to overcome Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, who repeated his gold medal. And Lindsey Vonn failed to medal in the super-G.

Stay up-to-date with the latest updates from Pyeongchang Friday night with CBS News.

Scroll below for Winter Olympics updates as they happened (all times Eastern unless otherwise noted):

1 a.m.: Norway leads medal count after Day 8

Norway leads the medals with 19, with Germany not far behind with 15. The Netherlands and Canada were tied with 13 each. 

Japan surged up to 9 medals -- one more than Team USA -- after Yuzuru Hanyu took gold and Shoma Uno took silver in men's figure skating.

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12:45 a.m.: Japan takes gold, silver in men's figure skating

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic gold medalist in men's figure skating; countryman Shoma Uno gets silver on Friday. Spain's Javier Fernandez took bronze.

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 8
Silver medal winner Shoma Uno of Japan, gold medal winner Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and bronze medal winner Javier Fernandez of Spain celebrate during the victory ceremony for the Men's Single Free Program on day eight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Getty

American Nathan Chen scored 215.08 by landing six quad jumps. It was the highest score in Friday's long program and the fifth-highest of all time. On Friday, Hanyu scored 206.17, but Chen's disastrous short program gave too big a gap for him to overcome. Chen scored 82.27 in the short program on Thursday, compared to Hanyu's 111.68.

Team USA's 17-year-old Vincent Zhou took sixth, while media darling Adam Rippon placed 10th.

This was the first time Japan won gold and silver in men's figure skating.

12:05 a.m.: Czech Ester Ledecka takes surprise gold in women's super-G

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic has made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the Olympic super-G title, with a mistake costing Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium.

Ledecka was the 26th racer to take the course. The 22-year-old blazed through the course in a time of 1 minute, 21.11 seconds. Defending champion Anna Veith of Austria earned the silver, finishing 0.01 seconds back, and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein captured bronze.

Ledecka's run shocked everyone, including her. She turned to someone and said, "How did that happen?"

Vonn had a fast run before going too wide on a turn near the bottom. 

11:30 p.m. Adam Rippon takes to the ice

American Adam Rippon, a darling of audiences and social media, was the last American to take to the ice. Skating to Coldplay's "Arrival of the Birds," Rippon landed all his triples, but without any quads, he placed fourth. 

Americans Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou and remained in the lead. 

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 8
Adam Rippon of the United States competes during the Men's Single Free Program on day eight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Getty

10:10 p.m.: Lindsey Vonn makes her Pyeongchang debut

Lindsey Vonn, the most decorated female Alpine ski racer in World Cup history, made virtually a perfect run until making one big mistake on a turn at the bottom and went way off track. She skiied first but was already out of the lead spot four skiiers in.

9:40 p.m.: Nathan Chen seeks redemption in men's freeskate

American Nathan Chen landed six quads in the men's free skate Friday. The impressive performance came after he finished in abysmal 17th place after the short program.

Chen scored 215.08 for his long program.

"I was a little over it after the short program," Chen told NBC after the free skate. "I wasn't in the right mindset. [The free] felt incredible... Usually halfway I'm gassed and dead, but I didn't feel it at all today."

8:50 p.m..: Women's super-g start time pushed back

Lindsey Vonn's first race at the Pyeongchang Olympics is the latest to be delayed because of strong winds.

The start for the women's super-G has been pushed back by an hour to Saturday at noon local time (Friday at 10 p.m. EST).

Vonn was drawn to be the first racer down the hill at Jeongseon Alpine Center.

She won a bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where she also won a gold medal in the downhill. The 33-year-old American missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.

Earlier in the week, the women's giant slalom and the men's downhill were rescheduled because of high winds.

7:40 p.m.: Current Olympic medal counts by country

Here are the current medal totals from CBS Sports:

Olympic medal count by country
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