US Champions Rena Inoue and John Baldwin completed a beautiful throw triple axel in their Olympic short program. The first-ever throw triple axel!!
I though their program was very well skated, and they certainly deserve their top ten placement.
In their post-performance interview, Baldwin said (to paraphrase), "We know how the judges evaluate us. We knew they would stick it to us in the program components mark, so we had to throw out the triple axel to get the marks."
Best of luck! Go for it!