15/02/2018 Winter Olympics Extra


15/02/2018

Radzi Chinyanganya presents further highlights from South Korea, including the figure skating pairs free programme, and the men's snowboard cross.


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Welcome to day six of

the Winter Olympics, where there

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are nine medals on offer.

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Over the next hour, we'll have

extended highlights of two events

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which couldn't be more different.

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But first the grace and beauty

of the pairs free skate.

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Welcome to the medal day at the ice

Arena, it is the crunch day for

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Welcome to the medal day at the ice

Arena, it is the crunch day for the

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pairs, this competition will be

fierce today. As it stands, at the

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top of the tree, less than one point

between China and the Olympic

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athletes from Russia in the gold and

silver medal positions and then two

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points between the pair in eighth

position and everyone else between

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them and bronze. It will be a

scramble for the podium places

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today, and only perfection will do!

This pair, though, are gunning for a

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place on the podium, and they have

the weapons in their arsenal to

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clinch a medal, if they perform

right here, right now. They came

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tenth in Sochi at the last Olympics

and they are looking to improve on

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that. They came through the short

programme in six, can they take a

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medal home to France?

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medal home to France?

Vanessa and

Morgan have a quadruple Salchow

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planned, but they have combinations

to come and the twist is going to

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come first.

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A lovely twist there. Brilliant

control, good height and flight.

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They need the same on the side by

side toe loops. They have got them.

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With two double toe loops Toffolo.

-- to follow.

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-- to follow. If the quadruple throw

is going to appear, it will be

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here...

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here...

They went for it!

And they

made the rotation.

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The double Salchow from Vanessa...

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The throat... And the triple Lutz.

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CHEERING

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It is too tight at the top for

mistakes. How much will that have

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cost them? Just a double when they

were looking for a triple.

This is

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the throw... One, two, three,

four... Landing on two feed and two

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plans. -- two feet and two hands. He

did a triple, and she did the

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double.

It is a big new season's

best. Beating their previous mark by

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a couple of hundred points. That

means that Vanessa James and Morgan

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Cipres are our new leaders. They are

still in the hunt for a bronze

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medal...

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medal... Next, looking for the state

of their lives, they are just

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outside of the medal positions at

the moment by 0.23 of a point, no

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mistakes, and a great performance

and it could be a third bronze medal

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at the Olympics for Savchenko, and a

first for Massott, but they need to

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be perfect.

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They open with a triple twist...

Just watch the height that it flies

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at...

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The first of the throes... She has

got it on one third... And it is

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clean. -- one foot.

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The triple Salchow, double toe

loop... Yesterday it was just a

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double for Brunei and it cost them

dearly but today, perfection.

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Second am part -- second jump...

Triple toe loops, and well done.

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This is looking good.

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The throw triple Salchow. The big

and difficult element done for them.

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Strength and control... Through the

lifts...

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Perfect! The race for the bronze

medal is on!

I think the race for

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the gold is an!

They were out of the

medal positions before the free

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skate.

They are going to be fighting

for the bronze medal place but that

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performance has not put them on a

podium. What colour it will be, we

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will find out -- but that

performance has put them on the

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podium, there have been some

beautiful transitions. Some of those

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moves well choreographed by

Christopher Dean. He spent time with

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them last year. In the autumn.

Hoping to clean and fix these

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transitions between. To me, it was

the detail that will separate this

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from some of the others.

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from some of the others. It is going

to be big. Absolutely.

That is the

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best that they have skated... 159.30

one. The season's best. Is that how

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they clinch the Olympic title?

They

have broken their own world record

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with the free skate score. It was

sensational skating, wasn't it?

This

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is the couple with whom they were

tussling for the bronze medal

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position.

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position. Megan DuHamel and Eric

Radford of Canada, already the team

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champions going away from the games

with a gold medal...

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with a gold medal... And the

pressure is on these two now, to

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hang on to a spot on the podium...

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A triple twist...

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He had the hardest side by side solo

jump element, and this will be the

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side by side triple Lutzs.

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Hands down for Norl, not sure it was

fully rotated, that would be a

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review.

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Now quadruple through Salchow. She

has got it.

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Nine points from that one element.

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Side by side triple Salchow, double

toe loop, double toe loop.

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Triple Lutz.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Fighting for a medal, fighting to

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hold on to a podium spot. Eric

Radford and Meagan Duhamel.

They are

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thrilled with that skate, she landed

the quad.

But there was that

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mistake.

Slightly on the Lutz. Their

triple twist is not the strongest or

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highest, just level three. This is

the Lutz.

That is where the hands

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went down.

For me, that was under

rotated, I would not have called

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that. But not so there with the quad

on one foot, so good to see them

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able to deliver that quad, boom.

Oh,

it is not enough to go ahead of the

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Germans, they are in the silver

medal position, Meagan Duhamel and

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Eric Radford. And they needed a new

world record to chase down the

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Germans, in fact everyone needs a

new world record to chase down the

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Germans! So the world champions

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Germans! So the world champions from

China, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong. So

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much of the season has been about

whether they would be here and that

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their best, because when they are,

they are world beaters.

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And they will open their free

programme with a quadruple twist, so

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four revolutions in the air from

take-off.

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Side by side triple toe loops.

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Dear, dear! The triples were fine,

but not the combinations they wanted

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afterwards, just to singles from

him.

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Off the triple Salchow for her, that

was a problem in the warm up as

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well, two falls.

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Beautiful lift.

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Triple flip. Absolutely glorious!

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CHEERING

Triple Salchow.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

It is rousing stuff, but is it

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enough to hold onto their lead? The

Germans were sublime.

The second

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half was absolutely superb, but a

couple of very, very costly errors

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on those side by side triple jumps.

It was the quad, one, two, three,

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four. She had fallen on the Salchow

in the warm up.

There is that hand.

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No-one can touch them for the

throes, though.

Right, is the work

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they did in the short programme

going to be enough? No, it is not,

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153.08, it is not enough for them to

hang onto that gold medal. So Aliona

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Savchenko and Bruno Massot of

Germany out in front. So our final

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skaters, then, of this free skate

competition, and these two will be

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looking to push up into the medals

as well.

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as well. Team silver winners

already, the Olympic Athletes from

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Russia, and they were in the silver

medal position after the short

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programme, they are relying on

Christian ideal error for an Olympic

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medal. -- Christina Aguilera.

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Our final team will open their bid

for gold with a quadruple twist.

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That was lovely!

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Now, side by side triples, first

triple Salchow.

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triple Salchow. He did, she didn't.

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Triple Salchow now. Oh, that has

gone as well!

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Needs to get the composure back now

for the side by side triple toe

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loops.

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With the two double toe loops to

follow.

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Triple loop... Beautiful!

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It isn't going to be good enough for

a gold medal... And it isn't going

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to be good enough for silver. Is it

good enough for a medal at all?

I

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think they may struggle to be on the

podium, to be honest. It certainly

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did not have their normal pizzazz or

champion feel about it... Tentative,

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the double

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the double Salchow there, always

strong with the throes but it was

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overcooked on that one. Way too far

forward on the toe pick landing...

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Is it a medal for the Olympic

Athletes from Russia? No, it is not.

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143.2 five. No medal for the Olympic

Athletes from Russia. It means

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Athletes from Russia. It means that

the German pair learned that they

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are the Olympic champions, Savchenko

and Massott. What fight to jump from

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fourth position to the top of the

podium. They are the worthy winners.

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What a performance out there. In a

battle with Meagan Duhamel and Eric

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Radford for a bronze medal but they

came onto the ice and they were foot

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perfect!

Absolutely glorious, she

has been fighting for this moment

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for a few years now, it didn't

happen as they would have liked it.

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Two Olympic bronze medal is in the

past that now she is the Olympic

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champion, at the age of 34 years

old.

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So, we have our Olympic champions.

What a ride it was in the free

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skate,

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skate, Lutz and Bruno Massott

defying the world champions of

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China, by less than half a point.

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

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adding the individual bronze to 13

gold.

Congratulations, first of all,

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Aliona

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gold.

Congratulations, first of all,

Aliona, your fifth Olympics, 34 with

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your first gold medal, how does it

feel?

Amazing! I don't know. It is

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just amazing. A dream come true.

We

can be proud today, of what we did.

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Now, we can just enjoy. It is

exactly what we wanted for this

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Olympics. It is hard to speak,

sorry! I did not want to stay in

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fourth place. I wanted to reach the

medals. On the ice today, we wanted

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the gold. We would do everything for

it. And, we did it.

And Christopher

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Dean has been helping you?

He built

the programme. Christopher, thank

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you. He did such an amazing job with

us. We are so glad to do his

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programme today and do it well.

And

it's an amazing story.

Many

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congratulations, you finally got the

individual medal you were looking

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for?

It's what has been missing from

our careers, and that great

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performance at the Olympics. I fell

in the solo triple Salchow four

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years ago and I was determined not

to miss one. I used it as my driving

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force.

I'm amazed that we are able

to be this much better when we are

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this much older. I've never felt so

prepare for a competition. To lay

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down four, really good skates at the

Olympics, I'm proud of that.

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Celebrations continue on the ice

below us. The Germans are wrapped in

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the flag of their country, the

Chinese have stepped off. Eric

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Radford and Meagan Duhamel are

putting their coats on. Who called

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the final? We know the Germans have

what it takes but to lay down a new

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world record and win the gold,

nobody saw that coming?

It was their

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own record to beat and they did it

in supreme style. We saw in the warm

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up from all of the teams that there

was some tension. You would hold it

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together? The Germans were flawless.

They were out of the medals, I was

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watching the fight for the bronze

medal, and when they laid down that

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performance, I was convinced the

Chinese would come through. They

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skates so supremely that they would

hang onto the gold medal. I was

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convinced!

The Chinese have the

ability, they have been world

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champions. The athletes from Russia

performed exquisitely in the sure

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programmes, they were ready for the

gold but you can never discount the

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Germans because they can deliver

phenomenal performances and at the

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top, that tight, there's no room for

error. Meagan Duhamel said that if

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that would be the fourth place

performance, that is amazing. It

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ended up being bronze medal

performance, and it is that they are

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all brilliant. Down to the wire. It

was who held it together and doesn't

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make the mistakes. Today, it was

Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massott.

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Those tears from Meagan Duhamel at

the end, I couldn't tell whether she

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thought she had thrown away the

bronze medal, whether they went yes,

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it!

You have two wonder if they knew

what Aliona Savchenko and Bruno

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Massott had done. You have to do

your in thing, they knew they

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couldn't have done better. The quad

throw was glorious. There may have

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been minute mistakes that make the

difference and they were sat in the

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backstage area of the couch. We

think, maybe they are therefore now?

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They got to stand on the podium and

it was brilliant.

Aliona Savchenko

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and Bruno Massott are the Olympic

champions. They said at the start

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that they could be the best Olympic

free skating competition that the

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games has ever seen. I don't think

it disappointed!

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And tomorrow we'll have extended

highlights here on BBC Four,

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as the men take to the ice

in the short programme.

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To the mountains now,

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and one of the highlights

of any Winter Olympics.

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The men's snowboard cross always

provides plenty of drama.

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Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood

are in the commentary box.

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Pierre Vaultier red and green. Jerry

Hughes is closest to the camera.

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Keep your eye on the Australian

closest to the camera.

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closest to the camera.

It was a long

one. It is between one and four

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second is that they can leave the

gate. It is a random opening. Jarryd

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Hughes, what a start by the White

Paper of the Austrian, Alessandro

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Haemmerle.

He was in 20 Fourth Place

but he is blisteringly quick.

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Vaultier is on his tail.

The first

of the sweeping left... Jostling for

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position and trying to close the

door. Through the sweeping right.

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Nothing too tight yet. They've been

coming into this huge boot up.

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Vaultier goes long and low. It was a

beautiful jump, to move ahead of

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Alessandro Haemmerle. Vaultier on

the inside, jostling for third

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place. He desperately wants it.

The

Austrian in the yellow bib isn't

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going to let that go.

Hughes

knuckled it. Vaultier has enough

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distance to ensure he isn't being

dragged by the others. A brilliant

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race... Ooh! That was huge! An

enormous crash there. Vaultier in

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first, Hughes in second and

Haemmerle in third. But the blue bib

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has pulled up straightaway. Vaultier

looking majestic. He has been the

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boss of this heat.

The back

protector would have done its job,

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that is for sure. Let's hope so...

Let's go back to the top... The

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precocious young Frenchman, Merlin

Surget, living up to the hype

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bestowed on him by some of the

greats of the snowboard cross.

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Alton. The two Australians in blue

and yellow.

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Does ready? Attention!

That is the

gate. They are in!

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gate. They are in!

Alex Pullin on

the very outside... Merlin Surget

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just behind Bolton, as they power

into the first jump.

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A tiny bit of daylight for Alex

Pullin. Merlin Surget low on his

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heels.

He isn't going to let this

slip, is he? I don't think... Lovely

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work by Alex Pullin squashing the

jump. Nikolay Olyunin, into a tight

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left-hander. More than 90 degrees

around the corner as they come

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through this section.

Bolton has

gone from second to fifth place in a

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heartbeat. Keep your eye on the blue

bib of Bolton. He needs to claw in

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the Italian. Can he make it stick?

The battle for third place... And he

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has gone!

He has gone down hard!

Really hard.

It is the two

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Australians making it through behind

the Russian. Nikolay Olyunin in

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first, Alex Pullin and then Cameron

Bolton. Michele Godino went down

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very, very hard. In exactly the same

place we just saw them go down

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previously.

We saw a lot of people

struggling in the seedings. At this

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point in the race your adrenaline is

peaking. You are on the limiter. You

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are so buzzed up you want to get in

the top three.

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the top three.

Bolton, Alex Pullin

and Nikolay Olyunin advancing to the

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semifinals.

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semifinals. I do like his style in

the white closest to us...

He flew

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out of this gate. In the black, he

was gifted a place in this

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quarterfinal. He needs to seize this

opportunity, Loan Bozzolo.

I will go

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for the green and the yellow bib, of

Paul Berg.

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This is going to be good. I am

pinning my tail on Mick Dierdorff's

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donkey... That doesn't even make

sense!

They are gone, Mick Dierdorff

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is closest to the camera and he goes

out well. The Canadian is out in

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front, in the red, Christopher

Robanske. Look at that.

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Robanske. Look at that.

Flying out

in front. Dierdorff, followed by

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Christopher Robanske. Paul Berg is

in second or third... Four of them

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have gone down! There will be an

incredible race for third position.

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Hopefully the director Lex

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Hopefully the director Lex go of

Regino Hernandez and Dierdorff in

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front. The drama is unfolding behind

in the battle for third place.

It is

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all about qualifying in the top

three positions. Advancing through,

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getting into the top three to get

into the next round.

At some point,

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Dierdorff will see that there is

nothing there, and take his foot off

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the gas, hopefully. If they start to

push, they are in danger of knocking

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themselves out.

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themselves out.

Regino Hernandez...

He popped off that... Really

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composed.

In third, I think it is

the blue bib of Christopher

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rebounds. -- Christopher Robanske. I

would like to see that again.

There

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was a crash at the back. I think

that Hagen Kearney fell of his own

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accord, catching his heel edge?

Spots in the finals for these three,

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who will they be joined by? Let's go

back up to the top...

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I think it is Nick Baumgartner for

me, the blue and yellow. He has done

0:45:120:45:20

the classic tactic that you want in

the boardercross, the Grey man.

0:45:200:45:28

Sneak through, don't get in anyone's

way. On the keep your eye on the

0:45:280:45:34

green bib, he looked tidy throughout

the first heat. A great start from

0:45:340:45:38

windfalls, closest to the camera in

that bib.

Let's kick things off...

0:45:380:45:47

Nick Baumgartner in second place,

with orange goggles.

0:45:470:45:56

with orange goggles. That was

brilliantly squashed! Going to the

0:45:560:45:58

second knuckle. Making a move, very

tight in the first three here... In

0:45:580:46:04

the lead, Martin Noerl. Coming up

the inside, Emanuel Perathoner.

0:46:040:46:11

Inches apart. Nick Baumgartner in

third.

In the blue, he has all of

0:46:110:46:16

the work to do! Brilliant speed...

Keep your eye on the white bib. Look

0:46:160:46:24

at the

0:46:240:46:29

at the finish Anton Lindfors! Nick

Baumgartner has managed to get into

0:46:290:46:32

second place. Powering down the

finishing straight. The boards have

0:46:320:46:38

come together between Emanuel

Perathoner and Nick Baumgartner. On

0:46:380:46:42

the outside, Lindfors of Finland.

They will be so close coming over

0:46:420:46:46

the final jump... Three men, two

spots Alex Mack and Lindfors gets

0:46:460:46:51

in, and I think it was Baumgardner.

It was very close.

That was amazing.

0:46:510:46:58

The goose bumps are up.

The last

four jobs were all we hoped they

0:46:580:47:03

would be.

Brilliant racing. Martin

Noerl lead for so long. Controlling

0:47:030:47:10

the race. So close.

Lindfors jumped

over the front of the Italian there.

0:47:100:47:17

Emanuel Perathoner couldn't do

anything about it. Clean racing from

0:47:170:47:21

all of them. Brilliant racing. This

is why we love boardercross. Nick

0:47:210:47:27

Baumgartner, Lindfors and Martin

Noerl joining the rest of them. Give

0:47:270:47:32

Ottio, the defending Olympic

champion, the five-time overall

0:47:320:47:35

World Cup winner and reigning world

champion is in there. The Russian

0:47:350:47:41

steel has looked invincible.

0:47:410:47:46

Two Australians, Cameron

Bolton, Alex Pullin.

0:47:460:47:49

The Austrian Alessandro Hammerle,

0:47:490:47:50

and then Jarryd Hughes

closest to us.

0:47:500:47:52

Vaultier was like lightning out

of the gates as they freefall

0:47:520:47:54

into the first feature,

the birdbath.

0:47:540:47:59

So Vaultier out in the lead,

and look how he is extending it.

0:47:590:48:02

So is Alessandro Hammerle

in the white bib, then

0:48:020:48:05

it is Jarryd Hughes in third.

0:48:050:48:09

But it is about to start moving,

making a move from the outside,

0:48:090:48:13

Vaultier looking very comfortable,

Hughes moves into his slipstream.

0:48:130:48:17

The two Australians coming together.

0:48:170:48:22

We have got Pullin and Bolton,

Jarryd Hughes in second position.

0:48:220:48:27

Keep an eye on Alessandro Hammerle,

good outside line.

0:48:270:48:31

I think Bolton has gone!

0:48:310:48:34

Pullin looking to go long.

0:48:340:48:38

And what a fantastic race,

Jarryd Hughes leads,

0:48:380:48:41

Pierre Vaultier tries to...

0:48:410:48:43

Oh, Vaultier is down!

0:48:430:48:46

And Alessandro Hammerle.

0:48:460:48:48

The two Australians.

0:48:480:48:50

Alex Pullin and Jarryd Hughes

are going to make it through,

0:48:500:48:54

it is a yard sale for third place,

everyone else went down.

0:48:540:48:59

I think the Olympic champion

went down of his own accord,

0:48:590:49:01

I don't think there was

any coming together.

0:49:010:49:05

But I can't see from here,

I think it is Vaultier who is up.

0:49:050:49:13

Yes, the Olympic champion plays

his "Get out of jail free" card.

0:49:130:49:20

It is Hammerle on the outside,

over jumped by Olyunin.

0:49:200:49:25

Vaultier, 20 seconds behind,

but it is not against the clock,

0:49:250:49:29

just the first three over.

0:49:290:49:36

Vaultier has lost the lead to Jarryd

Hughes, Hammerle on the outside,

0:49:410:49:48

over jumped by Olyunin.

Olyunin

tries to go around the top, and

0:49:480:49:55

Pierre Vaultier took out the front

of his board.

Did UCI Alex Pullin

0:49:550:50:01

had to ride through Pierre

Vaultier?! That was like NASCAR

0:50:010:50:04

racing! He was holding his line

while the nose of DRS's board was

0:50:040:50:11

spinning around his leg. And look,

he has had to hop up and strap back

0:50:110:50:16

in.

0:50:160:50:21

in. No photo finish for his finals

qualification, but it doesn't

0:50:220:50:27

matter, these three will have the

opportunity to battle it out for

0:50:270:50:34

medals here at the men's snowboard

cross finals.

0:50:340:50:38

Now, game time, the adrenaline

starts to kick in.

0:50:380:50:41

Hernandez in red,

Martin Noerl in green...

0:50:410:50:48

Riders ready!

0:50:550:50:58

Lindfors drops out of the sky

closest to us,

0:50:590:51:02

but in front it is Hernandez

in the red bib.

0:51:020:51:05

He has gone, Robanske in the blue.

0:51:050:51:09

Baumgartner!

0:51:090:51:11

So the two North Americans

chasing down the Spaniard,

0:51:110:51:16

but look how wide Robanske has gone,

trying to get a good highlight,

0:51:160:51:20

great move from Baumgartner

underneath Hernandez.

0:51:200:51:24

As they go down that enormous

step down and into

0:51:240:51:29

the big sweeping right-hander.

0:51:290:51:31

The world champion from

Sierra Nevada, Baumgartner,

0:51:310:51:33

now leading from the front,

Hernandez slipping back,

0:51:330:51:36

the blue bib of Robanske,

we have lost someone!

0:51:360:51:40

Right at the back.

0:51:400:51:42

I think it was Lindfors.

0:51:420:51:45

Oh, no, the blue...

0:51:450:51:48

Oh, Lindfors!

0:51:480:51:53

That was phenomenal, like dominoes,

taking each other out.

0:51:530:51:59

No sign of anyone behind Hernandez,

more drama for second and third.

0:51:590:52:06

What on earth happened there?!

0:52:060:52:11

Let's take a look.

0:52:110:52:19

I have just seen Baumgartner rises

hands into the air for second place.

0:52:220:52:25

What on earth happened there?!

0:52:250:52:30

Goodness only knows, the director

has lost everyone, they are so

0:52:300:52:34

spaced out! But I can see third

place out of the window.

It is the

0:52:340:52:38

black bib of Dierdorff.

My goodness!

0:52:380:52:45

Dierdorff, who played no part

in that, after he crashed out

0:52:450:52:48

at the top, 30 seconds

between first and third.

0:52:480:52:50

But as we have said so many times

before, it doesn't matter,

0:52:500:52:53

third place is third place.

0:52:530:52:59

Well, that race will also be under

review from the jury to find out

0:52:590:53:03

what went on. We lost it in the

commentary box.

0:53:030:53:10

He takes out Martin Norl, the

German. He has gone out the side of

0:53:220:53:29

the course. And here we get the

helicopter shot of the same

0:53:290:53:33

incident, Robanske takes him out,

and it was Baumgartner's own

0:53:330:53:40

mistake.

They were carrying way too

much speed and all land and

0:53:400:53:44

compressed and bounced into that

turn.

A proper case of lemmings,

0:53:440:53:49

they all went at it so fast.

Baumgartner crossing the line for

0:53:490:53:53

second.

Hernandez makes the final,

Baumgartner makes the final,

0:53:530:54:03

Dierdorff makes the final. Fantastic

view from the helicopter up here of

0:54:030:54:11

this spectacular course. But back up

to the top.

0:54:110:54:16

Six men, three medals,

who will take it?

0:54:160:54:19

I am looking forward to this, this

will have plenty of action, like a

0:54:190:54:26

half-price clothing sale at Primark!

0:54:260:54:30

Jarryd Hughes in the white.

0:54:300:54:33

Mick Dierdorff in the black.

0:54:330:54:39

The Olympic champion

in the red, Pierre Vaultier.

0:54:390:54:44

So slick, so fast, so quick on the

start, so is this man, Regino

0:54:440:54:51

Hernandez. He has been breathtaking

out of the gate.

And he is making

0:54:510:54:57

all the noise there. He is ready for

this, it is Nick Baumgartner.

Then,

0:54:570:55:06

on the outside, the man who was

raised so well this season, Alex

0:55:060:55:11

Pullin,

0:55:110:55:17

Pullin, AKA Chump! Listen to the

noise.

0:55:170:55:19

Really long wait, but Jarryd Hughes

is away in the closest lane to us.

0:55:190:55:26

So Hernandez, again,

getting out very well,

0:55:260:55:30

Pullin getting out very well.

0:55:300:55:33

The Australians either

side of the Spaniard,

0:55:330:55:35

Pierre Vaultier bolts into the lead,

0:55:350:55:38

daylight between him

and Jarryd Hughes.

0:55:380:55:40

Look at Baumgartner on the outside,

0:55:400:55:42

making up some room,

making up some places.

0:55:420:55:46

Vaultier looks so fast

at this stage, though,

0:55:460:55:51

Jarryd Hughes tucking in behind,

trying to get some drag,

0:55:510:55:54

slipstream the Frenchman.

0:55:540:55:58

Pullin has gone from third,

finds himself in fourth.

0:55:580:56:00

Hernandez goes massive!

0:56:000:56:03

Three men down, who is taking

which colour medal?

0:56:030:56:06

Hernandez dives inside

Jarryd Hughes,

0:56:060:56:08

Pierre Vaultier is out in front.

0:56:080:56:11

Jarryd Hughes goes high,

Hernandez looking low

0:56:110:56:13

underneath them as they come

onto the home straight,

0:56:130:56:16

through the whale

tail, dropping down.

0:56:160:56:20

No way that Jarryd Hughes

can reel in Vaultier,

0:56:200:56:22

but can he defend

the silver medal position?

0:56:220:56:24

This will go to a photo finish,

0:56:240:56:27

they hit the jump at the same

time at the bottom.

0:56:270:56:32

It is a flyby, formation flying,

Pierre Vaultier makes it

0:56:320:56:37

two gold medals in a row,

back-to-back, Sochi and Korea.

0:56:370:56:41

He was breathtaking!

0:56:410:56:43

No-one could hold a candle

to the Frenchman.

0:56:430:56:51

Let's take a look back at the

action.

0:56:510:56:54

What a great race,

Vaultier led from the start,

0:56:540:57:00

that was the big slopestyle

kicker, so much wang

0:57:000:57:03

we have seen a lot of people

come down there.

0:57:030:57:10

The two Americans got up so quick!

Great race down and finish straight

0:57:100:57:17

between Hernandez and Hughes.

Ultimately, the Australian

0:57:170:57:19

prevailed.

Oh, what a race! There is

your double Olympic champion, Pierre

0:57:190:57:28

Vaultier.

0:57:280:57:35

So the official results are in, and

they look like that. Alex Pullin did

0:57:350:57:41

not finish. The two Americans could

not make it stick. Hernandez in

0:57:410:57:49

bronze, Jarryd Hughes silver, and

the gold medal, Pierre Vaultier.

0:57:490:57:53

And tomorrow we'll see

how the women get on -

0:57:530:57:56

and if Lyndsey Jacobelis can

finally win that elusive gold.

0:57:560:57:58

I'll be back at ten past midnight,

as Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas

0:57:580:58:01

begin their Olympic campaigns

in the women's skeleton.

0:58:010:58:04

It promises to be another great day.

See you then.

0:58:040:58:11

Drama, Jack Abella says down! --

Jacobellis.

Talk about saving the

0:58:130:58:22

best to last!

The gamble may have

paid off for Aksel Lund Svindal Al

0:58:220:58:28

vice lightning quick from Mikaela

Shiffrin!

This was sensational

0:58:280:58:31

skating!

Musgrave announces his

arrival at the top of the sport!

0:58:310:58:37

What a finish that was!

Come on,

Dom!

0:58:370:58:41

Radzi Chinyanganya presents further highlights from South Korea, including the figure skating pairs free programme, and the men's snowboard cross.


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