Our live coverage of the 11th day of the 2022 Winter Games is winding down, but we're here to catch you up on the biggest moments of the day.
A lot of the action in Beijing happened in overnight US hours — so if you slept through it all, here's what you need to know:
⛸ Russian skater earns top score in emotional return to the ice
Embattled teen skater Kamila Valieva is on to Thursday's free skate medal event after posting the top score during Tuesday's short program. Valieva, who only this week learned she'd be permitted to continue competing despite a December failed drug test, turned in an 82.16.
Valieva's score was top in the field, and after finishing her program the 15-year-old Russian, broke into tears on the ice as the emotions of the past few days appeared to catch up with her.
A controversial ruling by a top sports court has allowed Valieva to continue her pursuit of Olympic glory — though said pursuit will undoubtedly be forced to bear the weight of incredible scrutiny and increased attention.
And remember: The field in Thursday's women's free skate medal event will be larger than initially anticipated. Before today's competition, the IOC changed the rules in case Valieva is ultimately disqualified — 25 skaters will go through to the longer program on Thursday, one more than the usual 24.
🛢Chinese skater "adds oil" to rebound from early Olympic struggles
"Add oil." In English, the phrase is — at best — confusing, conjuring up ideas of either culinary guidance or automobile maintenance. But in Chinese the words were music to the ears of figure skater Zhu Yi.
"Add oil" is the Chinese equivalent of "go go" — and it's just what Yi needed to hear as the 19-year-old took the Beijing ice Tuesday, where she landed all of her jumps and earned a satisfactory score of 53.44.
A series of falls — one in Sunday's team short program, and two during Monday's team free skate — unleashed a fury on Chinese social media. But after solidly rebounding Tuesday, Yi allowed a smile to cross her face, appearing to appreciate the support she'd received from the loud crowd in attendance.
Ultimately, however, Yi's skate was not strong enough to send her to the final, as she finished 27th overall and failed to qualify for Thursday's medal event.
🥇 2022 is already China's top Winter Olympics effort
China has solidified it's most-decorated Winter Olympics. With teen snowboarder Su Yiming earning gold in Tuesday's big air event, the host nation now has six gold medals to its credit, passing the country's previous high of five in 2010 in Vancouver.
At only 17 years old, Su is China's youngest-ever Winter Olympic champ.
⛷ Chat with mom helps Eileen Gu earn skiing silver
Eileen Gu's Olympic dreams were sinking fast. So the 18-year-old did what many teens might: she phoned home.
After plummeting into 8th position, and with a podium finish seeming rather unlikely, the teen skiing sensation reached out to her mom.
"My mum knows me very well and she knows the way my brain works with pressure," said Gu, who spoke to her mom during the event.
"I talked to her after the first run. She was like: 'Pretend your second run is your third run, pretend you have no more chances.'"
Gu then put her mom's advice into action, ripping off a remarkable final run, good enough to get her back into contention.
She'd ultimately earn silver in the women's freeski slopestyle, proving once again, that "Mom Knows Best."