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Stockholm - Dual Slalom

Action from Stockholm, host city of an iconic dual slalom event. Jenny Jones catches up with Katie Ormerod, the British snowboarder hoping to win an Olympic medal.


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Welcome to Ski Sunday. For the final

show of the season we are heading to

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one of the last World Cup side of

the winter Olympics, the city slalom

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in Stockholm.

It's an event as much

as a race with each skier going head

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to head in competition. The men and

women's fields are here so it's

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nonstop action in the Swedish

capital.

Later in the programme we

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hear from Katie Ormerod who wants to

emulate the success of Jenny Jones

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in bringing home the winter unfixed

medal and with the game is days away

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who better to go and speak to her?

It's amazing to see the progression

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of women's writing, tricks you are

winning with four years ago would

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probably not even get you on the

podium now.

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First it's the racing from Stockholm

and the men's field includes Dave

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Ryding who has got an own excellent

record in city events, he was forth

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here last year and fourth in Oslo

earlier this season, beating Marcel

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Hirscher twice.

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I know you love these city events,

what makes it so special?

It's

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unique. Man on man. Just send it and

see how you do. You need a bit of

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luck as well but you can make a bit

of luck yourself.

Do you go back to

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the days you are racing for England

on dry slopes every weekend, you

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have got the skills.

It's the same

mentality. Everything is the same

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it's just slightly different. But

the mentality is the same so I can

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drop on that, starch, people next.

If you make time up you have to

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risk. Definite advantage.

I am

pleased to say Jimmy Olcott is with

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us now, this discipline is different

to anything else, who doesn't suit?

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It's the only discipline where it

depends on the body shape of the

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athletes so the bigger athletes, the

heavier ones cross block the gate,

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go through it. Smaller athletes and

especially the girls go round the

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gate. So it's really different.

With

that in mind why has Dave Riding

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done so well?

He trained this all

the way through his youth on dry

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slopes, this is what they raced

every weekend so he can produce the

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short and intense burst of effort

and concentrate in the start.

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Question for you both, whisper

quietly, could this be Britain's

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first World Cup victory?

Dave has

already proved himself with his

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fourth in Oslo in this discipline,

he is on form in slalom. I think if

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it comes together it will be amazing

for him.

But in the first round he

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is up against Matthaus tag in the

local hero who will have all of his

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family cheering for him so it will

be a tough first round. I don't

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think is even thinking beyond that.

That brings us nicely to the other

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contenders, with this ground and

atmosphere you have to think it

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favours the Swedes.

Marshall Hersh

will be there and thereabouts but in

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the last few years Andre has got

very good at the discipline and is

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good at the cross blocking

technique.

What about the women?

It

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is slightly more open, absence

tonight to focus on the Olympics.

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The local girl in the top side of

the drop. It's going to be amazing.

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They are on form and will be

electric.

This is when traditionally

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we will give you a course run but

there are two side to a parallel

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slalom luckily we have two ex-World

Cup racers and it was too good an

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opportunity to miss. Who's going to

win?

Let me start, first of all I

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know he will use age against me that

two weeks ago this incredible skier

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threw himself down with the camera.

Last year I had my ACL reconstructed

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and I had a baby, how many babies

did you have?

I will see you at the

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start!

Get up there, I am looking

forward to this so much. They might

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have played it down but they both

desperately want to win. The

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competitive fire burns as strongly

in both of them today as it did at

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the top of their careers. I will

enjoy this.

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Mind games from Chemmy.

Have fun!

You to!

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I think I got like the start just

ahead of Chemmy.

I can see him at

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the corner of my eye.

Coming out of

the jump! She is a gate ahead, it is

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tight here.

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Oh dear.

That was so messy.

Got a

head out of the start but after that

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first you were away.

I could hear

you all the way and I was like I

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have got him! Then I got a bit

confident and I thought let's go.

I

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was too far back.

What an amazing

opportunity for us as beans to be

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able do that.

Fantastic spectacle,

very entertaining, time for the real

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race, 16 men and women ready to do

battle. Matt Chilton has the best of

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the action from the early rounds.

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Fourth course is made up of just 18

gates. -- both courses. The time

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difference from the first-run

decides when the gates open and the

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second run. In the women's draw the

opening round went largely to form

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with all of the top seeds being

handed victory after mistakes by

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their opponents. They barely had to

break sweat in making it through to

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the last eight. Wendy did not have

it all her own way, the inform third

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seed had a tough draw against the

German. She has won World Cup in

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this format and took the first leg.

But when they came storming back in

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the return run to make it through by

just eight hundredths of a second.

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By the first leg of the

quarterfinals Wendy seemed to have

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found her form, looking a strong

favourite to make the semi. Big

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mistake to earn a sizeable lead in

the first leg. By contrast they were

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separated by just 400 's of a second

setting things up nicely. For the

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concluding runs from the women's

quarterfinal.

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Time for the second run in the

quarterfinal.

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quarterfinal. Half a second is the

advantage after the first leg in

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favour of the Swede who starts

early. She's on her way. The best

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slalom skier on the World Cup tour.

Step-down, good landing. Struggling.

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Frieda has the crowd on her feet.

She goes to to the semifinal. Good

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control of the jump. Made the turn

in midair.

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Nina Trails by 0.3 three. A third of

a second between the opening of the

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gates. The Austrian on the

right-hand side in the red course

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gets away nicely.

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gets away nicely. She's almost out

of the course but actually the

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Norwegian has done well, brilliant

jumper. She's gained a huge amount

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of ground. She might just overturn

this and she does. She is through to

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the semifinal, what a fight back.

Bernadette will be disappointed she

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did not capitalise on the lead she

had after the first run. Wendy's

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lead over Cristina is just over a

third of a second. She is the

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favourite for this. The blue course

for Switzerland. Of the role a

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little late on Wendy. Of the jump in

good shape. Her opponent well and

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truly beating, excellent skiing from

Wendy.

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Wasn't all plain sailing for Wendy

but after the mistake at the top she

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corrected.

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The Slovakian in the red course this

time, a fraction to find, next to

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nothing between these two. You will

barely be able to see the difference

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in the opening of the gates. Four

hundredths of a second. Got jammed

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up, terrible start. Went early. Skis

got held on the side of the gate,

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cruising through to take this one.

The Italian has got the race on her

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hands. Here Hamza Petra, has she

done it? She has, remarkable.

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done it? She has, remarkable. Irene

seriously annoyed with herself.

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Petra should have lost it but the

tenacity shown to get back in the

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race and win the race. In the men's

draw the first round saw something

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of an upset. The 15th seed beating

number two. But the defending

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champion is a specialist in the

formats of his victory did not raise

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too many eyebrows. It would not have

been the case had Clement backed up

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his first-round win over Marcel

Hirscher. His Austrian team-mate

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appeared to be joining him,

disqualified for struggling with

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gate. The third made comfortable

progress as did both Swedes in the

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men's draw. Andre looked very strong

against Jonathan. And Dave Ryding

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was sawn off in a very tight battle.

A repeat of last year semifinal with

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the same outcome.

There are no

slouches, it's the top 16 in the

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world so I am up against it. It's

just one of those things and I will

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come back fighting next time.

In the

quarterfinal first leg almost took

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out his opponent. He will have do

overturn have a second deficit in

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the second run. A big advantage over

Daniel, for a place in the semi

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looking likely for the big Swede. It

was rivals Austria against

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Switzerland in the remaining

quarterfinals and the Swiss have the

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upper hand. A third of a second

behind the surprise of the

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competition, Raymond.

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Work to do for the Austrian great.

Quarterfinal second leg is about to

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get underway. Second run of this

men's quarterfinal between Marcel

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Hirscher. Marcel Hirscher,

Switzerland versus Austria. Aerni's

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gate will open fractionally ahead.

Marcel Hirscher any scrap, cross

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blocking. Beautiful speed. Aerni

just about in front of the jump,

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fantastic flight from Aerni. Has

Marcel Hirscher done enough, I don't

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think so! He is out, beaten by Aerni

by eight hundredths of a second.

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Aerni the master of the jump.

Magnificent skiing from the Swiss.

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Yule trails by half a second, one of

Myhrer the tallest men in the

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competition. Away they go. Punching

away the paddle, cross blocking

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technique. Myhrer is a master of it

and Yule has no chance here. Myhrer

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winning comfortably. Yule never got

into that one. The technique arms

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raised. Punching the panel out of

the way.

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A place in the semifinal up for

grabs. Ramon Zenhaeusern on the

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right. Michael Matt trying to get

back on level terms.

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back on level terms. Drops off the

roller and squashes it with his

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knees and he opens up a wide lead

and this is sensational skiing from

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Ramon Zenhaeusern who takes his

place in the semifinal.

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Again, the cross blocking technique.

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The second run between Mattias

Hargin and Linus Strasser. Linus

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Strasser won this event 12 months

ago. Target is a crowd favourite but

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he has do play catch up. Mattias

Hargin trying to come from half a

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second down, hoping for a mistake

from Lena Strasser but so far none

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is forthcoming -- Linus Strasser.

Now he is closing the gap and he is

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alongside but he cannot get it done.

Linus Strasser scrapes through.

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Mattias Hargin came close but not

quite good enough.

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No shortage of drama in the early

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No shortage of drama in the early

rounds. It has been almost a one-man

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show for Andre Myhrer.

He is looking

really strong, powering through

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every heat. But interesting Marcel

Hirscher started to cross blog and

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it did not work because you have to

be big and tall to make it work. One

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person taller and that is Ramon

Zenhaeusern and if they meet in the

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final it will be the clash of the

Titans.

And looking at the women, it

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is wide open.

Four talented girls

going forward from all quite equal

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with their skill level. The Swedes

have Frida Hansdotter who has proved

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so far but now she is racing Nina

Haver-Loeseth who put her out last

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year. She has the bit between her

teeth. And Wendy Holdener and Petra

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Vlhova, more big talent.

Time for

the semifinals.

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COMMENTATOR: Nina Haver-Loeseth on

the blue course, Frida Hansdotter is

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the crowd favourite from Sweden in

the red. Frida Hansdotter the more

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successful on the World Cup. But a

different sort of pressure now as

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they go shoulder to shoulder down

this hill in Stockholm. Decent start

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from Frida Hansdotter, Nina

Haver-Loeseth squashes the role and

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is late in the turn and now the

jump. Nina Haver-Loeseth is right in

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this great and it's going to be

tight and a narrow lead. Nine

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hundredths of a second after the

first run in favour of Frida

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Hansdotter. Petra Vlhova on the blue

course, Wendy Holdener in the red

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and these tee know each other well

and regularly do battle in the

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classic slaloms and giant slalom is

on the World Cup tour. The gates

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will open simultaneously in this

first run. Vlhova in blue, off and

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running in Stockholm, a much better

start from Wendy Holdener. She is in

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control. A couple of mistakes

creeping in from Vlhova and then

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Wendy Holdener goes wide off the

jump but manages to correct it and a

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good recovery and she takes an

advantage of 0.37 into the second

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run.

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Second run between Frida Hansdotter

and Nina Haver-Loeseth.

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The lights flashing. And they are

released onto the course in

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Stockholm nine hundred and thicken

already clawed back by Nina

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Haver-Loeseth. She is shoulder to

shoulder with Frida Hansdotter and

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the pressure on Hansdotter and she

has made a mistake! Haver-Loeseth

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could silence the Swedish crowd and

she does! A great fightback! Nina

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Haver-Loeseth is through to the

final.

The crowd goes silent because

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Frida Hansdotter was the last Swede

left in the competition and the

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girls side. Nina Haver-Loeseth took

her down with some amazing skiing in

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the top section and that is her

first podium of the season.

Wendy

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Holdener is leading by 0.37 second

after the first run. Will it be

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enough? Her cake is open and one

third of a second later Vlhova is

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released. Holdener squashes the role

perfectly, no mistakes from the

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Swiss. The pressure is on Vlhova and

she is taking risks, it is smooth

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and accurate from Wendy Holdener and

she gets it done to go through to

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the final by just under half a

second. It will be Holdener against

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Nina Haver-Loeseth in the women's

final.

Holdener cruising to victory

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over Vlhova. She showed early nerves

in the first round but they are now

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gone.

The men's semifinal first run.

Andre Myhrer of Sweden in the blue,

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Luca Aerni from Switzerland in the

red. The gates will open

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simultaneously.

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simultaneously. Myhrer in blue,

Aerni in red. A powerful start an

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excellent forward propulsion coming

out of the gate and the early

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advantage with Myhrer as he goes

into this familiar high and cross

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blocking technique but Aerni is

closing the gap. A little mistake

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from the Swiss and Myhrer take an

early lead of almost half a second.

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That has got them on their feet. In

the blue course this time is Linus

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Strasser from Germany. His opponent

is the tall and powerful were among

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the

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poison -- Ramon Zenhaeusern. The

first run between the German and the

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Swiss and Zenhaeusern was a little

sluggish coming out at the start and

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Strasser has the early lead but now

Zenhaeusern goes to work. Off the

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jump a little wide, does he have the

power? Closing the gap and he might

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just get ahead and it is tight.

Zenhaeusern get in front by one

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hundred of a second. Fine margins.

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Luca Aerni this time in the blue

course. Andre Marriner is always a

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head gully favourite in his head to

head races -- always a favourite.

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His gate will open most officer can

earlier than his opponent's. Away

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goes Myhrer closely followed by

Aerni who can see his opponent.

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Aerni hoping for a mistake from

Andre Myhrer but he makes the

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mistake and Myhrer is in total

control. Aerni tried too hard and he

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cannot overhaul the league and

Myhrer is in the final. The worst he

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can finish is second now.

Andre

Marriner has not put a foot wrong

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tonight, absolutely impeccable

skiing -- Andre Myhrer. Also

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absorbing the top role so he can

carry his speed and cruising off the

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jump, that was brilliant.

Ramon

Zenhaeusern as the tightest possible

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advantage over the winner from last

year, Linus Strasser.

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I'm not even sure that we can detect

a difference in the opening times.

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They are underweight. For the second

time, second run in this semifinal

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and the advantage of Zenhaeusern is

just 100 and Strasser is right

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alongside, neck and neck and a

German makes a mistake and it is

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clean and direct from Zenhaeusern

and he takes it. He is in the final,

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the two tallest man in the

competition, Zenhaeusern and Myhrer

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will go head-to-head.

Ramon

Zenhaeusern, the giant Swiss, the

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first time he had ever raced in this

city format and he takes out the

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champion from last year and he is

getting quicker and quicker with

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every run. It will be very tight

between him and Myhrer in the final.

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The losers of the semifinals faced

each other in the small finals to

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battle it out for the bronze. Frida

Hansdotter got caught in the

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back-seat come off the jump and was

left sliding down the course which

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gave Petra

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gave Petra Vlhova an advantage which

she could not overhaul. Luca Aerni

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and Linus Strasser were very close

in the first run and the second was

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just as competitive and it was the

winner from last year, Linus

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Strasser, who took the win and the

bronze medal. The women's final,

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Wendy Holdener of Switzerland and

Nina Haver-Loeseth of Norway.

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Nina Haver-Loeseth of Norway. The

first run and the gates open at the

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same time with Holdener in blue and

Haver-Loeseth in red and a slight

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mistake of the roller from Wendy

Holdener but she handles the jump

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brilliantly and she has left Nina

Haver-Loeseth behind. A good start

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from Holdener as she takes a lead of

0.35 into the second run.

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The two big men have finally made it

through to do battle in the final.

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Ramon Zenhaeusern of Switzerland

starting on the blue course. Andre

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Myhrer of the host nation Sweden is

in the red. The first run and away

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they go. Identical starting

technique. Similar cross blocking.

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They are turn for turn, it is

synchronised between them! Who is

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going to take the early lead?

Unbelievable racing and Zenhaeusern

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is leading by four hundredths of a

second. The last run of the day in

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the women's competition and Holdener

is the early favourite. She starts

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first and Haver-Loeseth to try to

claw it back. Smooth skiing in the

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early stages. Haver-Loeseth hoping

for a mistake, opponent and there it

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is! And Holdener goes down and that

opens the gate for Nina

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Haver-Loeseth to take her first win

for three years! Haver-Loeseth

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winning in Stockholm. Wendy Holdener

will be distraught. She had the

0:27:400:27:43

early lead, a mistake off the jump

allowed her opponent in an

0:27:430:27:49

heartbreak for Wendy Holdener.

That

shows how much you have too focused

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to the finish line, Wendy Holdener

had that in the bag and

0:27:540:27:58

Haver-Loeseth chipped away at her,

Wendy made a mistake and Nina took

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the victory.

They have said these

courses using GPS. There should be

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no discernible difference between

the two courses. A tolerance of five

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millimetres allowed. And a

difference of four hundredths of a

0:28:150:28:23

second between these two after their

first run. Zenhaeusern with the

0:28:230:28:27

slight lead and he gets going

fractionally in front of Myhrer who

0:28:270:28:33

battles straight back into

contention. Neck and neck again.

0:28:330:28:38

Once again it is synchronised, a

great jump from Zenhaeusern, Myhrer

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fighting back, can the Swiss silence

the Swedish fans? Yes he can!

0:28:440:28:49

Ramones annoys's first ever World

Cup win comes in the Stockholm

0:28:490:28:55

parallel slalom -- Ramon

Zenhaeusern.

He cross blocked the

0:28:550:29:00

gate after the jump, that was

maximum risk. It could all have gone

0:29:000:29:04

horribly wrong but he just clung on

to take the victory and silence the

0:29:040:29:09

Swedish crowd. Wow.

It was my

0:29:090:29:13

to take the victory and silence the

Swedish crowd. Wow.

It was my first

0:29:130:29:13

time in the city event and I tried

it yesterday, my second time in my

0:29:130:29:18

life trying the city event with the

gate up there. It's crazy!

That

0:29:180:29:26

final you would have seen when the

crash, did you realise you had it?

0:29:260:29:31

Not really until I crossed the line

but I kind of saw her and I thought

0:29:310:29:36

she was in front of me a little bit.

And suddenly she was gone. You don't

0:29:360:29:44

really see it until you cross the

finish line.

What perfect timing to

0:29:440:29:48

be reaching your peak in the last

race before the Olympic Games?

Yes,

0:29:480:29:52

it has been a hard season for me so

far, up and down so this little

0:29:520:29:57

confidence boost, I'm going to

cherish it all the way to the

0:29:570:30:04

Olympics and try to send it.

0:30:040:30:06

Time... To follow... The fearless.

0:30:100:30:17

raised. Punching the panel out of

the way.

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The Winter Olympics are just days

away and the sense of anticipation

0:30:300:30:35

is palpable, Jenny Jones made

history winning a bronze medal in

0:30:350:30:40

Sochi in snowboarding but back then

in the squad was a very un-Katie

0:30:400:30:43

Ormerod who narrowly missed out on

travelling to Russia. But the

0:30:430:30:48

heartbreak of missing out has

fuelled her rise to the very top of

0:30:480:30:51

the sport.

0:30:510:30:58

The Olympics is unlike any other

competition in snowboarding. It's so

0:31:080:31:12

much bigger. Katie is only 20 so I

have come to see how she is dealing

0:31:120:31:16

with the pressure of being a real

hope.

All I have been thinking about

0:31:160:31:22

is this Olympics, it's so exciting.

It's really stressful now as well

0:31:220:31:26

because I am trying to get the

benefit between training and trying

0:31:260:31:32

new tricks safely. It keeps me up at

night sometimes.

0:31:320:31:36

The team are just warming up this

morning. Getting the speed right on

0:31:470:31:50

the kickers. Usually straight and

then they can progress to more

0:31:500:31:56

technical trucks.

0:31:560:31:58

Katie is still one of the youngest

in the squad but she is part of the

0:32:070:32:11

furniture. She has been with the

team three years. I was thinking I

0:32:110:32:17

have never been here before then I

remembered this was one of the first

0:32:170:32:20

foreign trips you came on.

Yeah, I

first came here when I was 13, I got

0:32:200:32:27

sponsored and they took me out here

with the rest of the European team

0:32:270:32:30

and I got to go in the mountains

without my parents were the first

0:32:300:32:32

time so it was exciting.

I remember

seeing you in a dorm and I thought

0:32:320:32:38

look at those little ones going

around.

Yes, grew up, it was really

0:32:380:32:44

cool. It was that long ago. I cannot

remember life without snowboarding.

0:32:440:32:49

Can you remember the first time you

went?

It was on dry slopes, my dad

0:32:490:32:55

was teaching me how to go over the

big kicker for the first time, we

0:32:550:32:59

saw another girl doing it and my dad

said I think you can do it, we

0:32:590:33:03

watched her do it a few times and

then he sent me off.

Did you want to

0:33:030:33:06

do it?

I was so excited.

And you got

better and better.

I went whenever I

0:33:060:33:14

could and loved it.

Trying to

qualify for the first ever Olympics

0:33:140:33:19

how old were you?

I was 15.

So

young! When did you work out you had

0:33:190:33:27

not quite got in?

It was when I had

just done my second qualification

0:33:270:33:33

run in Tibet and I knew I needed to

get into the final to go and I think

0:33:330:33:37

I messed up my first run so I needed

it on my second one and I went the

0:33:370:33:42

tiniest bit too big and hand dragged

it and I knew instantly I was not

0:33:420:33:48

going. I was so gutted.

And it was

by a really small amount wasn't it?

0:33:480:33:55

I think I missed out by one or two

spots. It was so close. I was really

0:33:550:34:01

sad for a couple of weeks but I put

it behind me and thought I want to

0:34:010:34:04

watch it and see my team-mates do

well. I really enjoyed watching it,

0:34:040:34:08

it was cool.

What were your thoughts

on the Olympics after that moment

0:34:080:34:16

for yourself, did you not want to

know about it or was it a goal?

It

0:34:160:34:21

was definitely a goal because you

did so well and I knew I wanted to

0:34:210:34:25

go to the next Olympics so I

concentrated on that, training and

0:34:250:34:28

training.

Still four years away at

this point.

It has all I have been

0:34:280:34:35

thinking about.

0:34:350:34:40

thinking about.

Right now she's just

having one of those days, every

0:34:410:34:43

athlete gets them and it can be so

frustrating especially when all the

0:34:430:34:47

elements are there that day, you're

thinking yes, game on I will get

0:34:470:34:52

some tracks down and it just doesn't

happen. I really feel for her

0:34:520:34:56

especially as the Olympics are

coming up and everyday counts. But

0:34:560:35:02

Katie is really resilient. She's

always been someone that dusts

0:35:020:35:06

herself down and keeps going just as

she did after failing to qualify for

0:35:060:35:09

Sochi.

After the Olympics this

opportunity came up where I could go

0:35:090:35:15

and try to do the first ever that

the girl has done and I thought I

0:35:150:35:20

will take this opportunity to redeem

myself. I wanted to prove myself I

0:35:200:35:24

could still do it.

Just have a

specific?

I goal, yeah. I landed it

0:35:240:35:34

and I was really stoked. I felt it

was a great start, I got invites to

0:35:340:35:40

bigger contests that I've not had

before and I thought now I feel like

0:35:400:35:43

I am in the game.

You have had a few

injuries. But it's part and parcel

0:35:430:35:50

of snowboarding. When we came out to

watch you in Sierra Nevada what

0:35:500:35:55

happened?

It was the World

Championships and I just dropped in

0:35:550:35:58

for the first rung of the second

training day and got the speed

0:35:580:36:01

completely wrong and caught my heel

edge on a landing and went smack and

0:36:010:36:06

broke my back which was not cool.

And you're laughing as you say that.

0:36:060:36:12

I know, it is crazy. Luckily it was

minor and I got away with it and I

0:36:120:36:18

am back to full strength.

0:36:180:36:25

Looks like Katie is ramping up

tricks. Just shows one little flick

0:36:250:36:30

in the brain and things change and

you are back in the game. It's

0:36:300:36:35

amazing to see the progression of

women's riding. Tricks you are

0:36:350:36:39

winning with four years ago probably

will not even get you on the podium

0:36:390:36:43

now. How was that? She's happy! Last

season Katie really made her mark

0:36:430:36:59

winning a first World Cup event.

Securing a brilliant X games bronze

0:36:590:37:03

medal.

The X games has always been

one of the biggest contest in action

0:37:030:37:09

sports, only eight girls get invited

so it was a huge thing anyway and

0:37:090:37:13

then to get the medal was a dream

come true.

Getting so close now to

0:37:130:37:19

the Olympics, who would you say your

closest rivals?

Anna and Jamie and

0:37:190:37:24

Hayley.

Are you aware of the tricks

they are doing?

Yeah, on social

0:37:240:37:32

media assume someone does a good

trick they put it on straightaway.

0:37:320:37:36

Do you feel there is pressure? Do

you notice people think hang on,

0:37:360:37:42

Katie is getting results?

I think

there's a bit more expectation and I

0:37:420:37:45

had before because I'm getting

recognised more in the street which

0:37:450:37:49

is weird. But I am using it as a

good thing. Trying to take the

0:37:490:37:53

adrenaline and put it into my

contests, hopefully it will do me

0:37:530:37:56

good.

Going to the Olympics this

time you have slopestyle and big

0:37:560:38:02

air, in my mind I think wicked, two

goes to do well. Do you think you're

0:38:020:38:09

stronger in one than the other.

I

have more big air World Cup podiums

0:38:090:38:14

than slopestyle but I got bronze at

the X games in slopestyle so I think

0:38:140:38:18

it evens out.

Say you are at the

Olympics and get the results you

0:38:180:38:23

want and you come away with a medal.

How do you feel you will be affected

0:38:230:38:29

by that?

I think it will change my

life a little.

Are you ready for it?

0:38:290:38:35

Yes I think my life will get more

crazy and hectic but I am excited.

0:38:350:38:40

Hopefully I will get a medal. See

what the future brings.

I am rooting

0:38:400:38:46

for you.

Thanks!

0:38:460:38:54

Before we leave you we've just got

time for the social, we ask for your

0:38:580:39:02

pictures and videos and you never

let us down. You have delivered a

0:39:020:39:06

adventure, first backflip year. We

have hired creativity.

What are you

0:39:060:39:15

doing?

Skiing!

Channelling his

passion. We have had our faith in

0:39:150:39:21

the sport we love reinforced.

These

twins both have ADHD and Tommy also

0:39:210:39:28

has autism but skiing is a passion

which gives him a sense of belonging

0:39:280:39:31

like nothing else.

And after last

week 's slalom and what we saw

0:39:310:39:37

earlier tonight we have had people

asking if the racers lose time

0:39:370:39:41

hitting the gates as hard as they do

and I notice you don't hit them?

In

0:39:410:39:47

downhill you don't want to do it

because at 90 mph it hurts but in

0:39:470:39:51

slalom the force you need is

negligible to the benefit you get

0:39:510:39:54

from skiing a tighter line, if you

go tighter line it's a shorter

0:39:540:39:58

distance so quicker time. Also a

question asking how do you know if

0:39:580:40:02

you are a regular or goofy when you

are learning to snowboard?

There is

0:40:020:40:07

an easy and fun test. Turnaround,

push the person, which ever leg they

0:40:070:40:14

put down to stop them should be the

front leg. But increasingly people

0:40:140:40:16

are setting up snowboards for

beginners as Abbey stands, that way

0:40:160:40:22

you get a couple of days to work it

out for yourself because there are a

0:40:220:40:25

lot of people who don't know if they

are a regular or goofy so you have

0:40:250:40:29

the advantage of maybe never making

a preference and that we will always

0:40:290:40:34

be symmetrical.

If you want to be

totally symmetrical you could just

0:40:340:40:36

learn to ski.

I am talking about

going forward and backwards, if you

0:40:360:40:45

are on skis going backward you spend

your whole time trying to look over

0:40:450:40:48

your bum and it is not look very

symmetrical. We don't need to finish

0:40:480:40:53

a perfectly amicable season up to

this point by arguing.

We still have

0:40:530:40:58

two weeks together in Pyongyang,

expecting incredible action and

0:40:580:41:01

hopefully some British medals.

This

is the end of the series and you

0:41:010:41:06

have sent in brilliant suggestions

for the music for closing montage.

0:41:060:41:11

We almost went with Jump but we are

going to go with warm shadow

0:41:110:41:19

suggested by Fergus.

Stick with us

for the winter Olympics which start

0:41:190:41:23

on Friday, we will see you in 2019

on Ski Sunday.

0:41:230:41:31

# Keep those eyes closed

I have made

those goggles which replicate my

0:41:310:41:42

vision.

I'm going to have a go down

the course.

0:41:420:41:54

What are you thinking now? Wishing

you had not drawn that picture.

This

0:41:540:41:59

can be a real game changer. I am

talking about this.

We are ready to

0:41:590:42:03

go!

A few snowballs coming in.

INAUDIBLE

0:42:030:42:12

I will ski forever, dude.

You're not

really hurt when you get to 35.

He's

0:42:120:42:21

in trouble, that's a big hit. The

German skiing to make history.

0:42:210:42:32

I want to do well for myself but I

want to do well for the LGBT

0:42:320:42:36

community, I want to be the sports

guy and get a medal.

How is that?

0:42:360:42:47

Here comes Dave Ryding. The crowd

cheering him in.

I love how free it

0:42:470:42:54

feels. It's like flying, it's

amazing.

Let's go flying.

0:42:540:43:00

You can see... Oh my word!

His legs

are on fire. An almost perfect run.

0:43:030:43:16

That is so fun.

A different class!

0:43:160:43:27

LAUGHTER

Absolutely huge!

I have got goose

0:43:290:43:36

bumps all over.

Astonishing scenes!

Marcel Hirscher wins again!

We are

0:43:360:43:46

now getting very excited about the

biggest winter Olympics ever.

0:43:460:43:50

The final Ski Sunday before the Winter Olympics comes from Stockholm, host city of an iconic dual slalom event. The best men and women in the world compete in a thrilling knockout format, with two racers battling it out on course at the same time. Jenny Jones catches up with Katie Ormerod, the British snowboarder hoping to follow in her footsteps and win an Olympic medal.