Further coverage and highlights from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Extended highlights of the men's short programme in the figure skating and the women's snowboard cross.
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Hello, and welcome to
Pyeongchang and Day 7
of the Winter Olympics.
After a dramatic Men's
bordercross final yesterday,
we'll see if Lyndsey Jacobellis can
finally claim that elusive gold
in the women's event
later in the programme.
But first, we're back down
to the Gangneung Ice Arena
for the start of the
men's figure skating.
Today, it's the short programme.
But who are the favourites?
Let's find out from Kat Downes
and Robin Cousins.
I think when it comes to the men, it
will be a case of the old guard
versus the young guns, coming up
behind. You have the reigning
Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of
Japan, likely to retire soon. You
have the Spanish superstar Javier
Fernandez, who has said this is his
last season. They will look to go
out with a bang
last season. They will look to go
out with a bang but then you have
the quad jumping superstars, coming
up behind them! They will be looking
to topple the old-timers.
It will be
interesting, Hanyu is coming into
his first competition of the season
at the Olympics, we know what he is
capable of. He knows how it is to be
at the top of the podium in the
Olympics. He will do that again. His
team-mate, training mate, Fernandez,
he has been on the podium at the
championships, he knows it's his
last chance and he wants a medal.
The colour will be determined on how
he performs. He can be hit and miss
but when he is on, it's a different
style to Hanyu and I prefer it
because it is more natural,
instinctive and of the moment but it
is these youngsters. It is shown in
oh and Nathan Chen who has six
triple jump is available in this
programme, which counts for a lot of
points. -- Shoma Uno. They have a
long way and a lot to learn and they
will still get scores that are
capable of putting themselves on the
podium. They could upset the apple
COMMENTATOR: This guy is a real
entertainer. The superstar of team
was fourth in the US championships
but the US selection committee took
into account the season as a whole
and past references. They brought
their US number one number three and
number four to the games, and at
Rippon proved in the team event that
he was the right choice. The first
openly gay winter Olympian for team
USA, outspoken against the Trump
administration, he is all over
social media. Adam Rippon is going
to let his ice skates do the
No quadruple jump land in
his short programme. He will want
the triple axel and the triple Lutz
to be pristine. A triple toe loop...
The triple axel... He has got it.
The triple Lutz... Lovely!
And the final element... Fantastic!
The spin. Not something you see in
the men's's event that often.
It is a party on the ice. A
superstar is born for team USA. Adam
Rippon, what a showman!
The red box,
the triple axel was not pristine.
The grade of execution for the
judges, on the minus there.
Everything else on the money. They
differ forward, the triple axel...
Watch this landing... And there it
is. The rest of it was brilliant.
to the top of the qualification,
Adam Rippon of the USA. I expect we
will be seeing an awful lot of him.
Next, representing the Olympic
athletes of Russia, winning silver
in his first Europeans a couple of
weeks ago, Dmitri Aliev. It is his
first Olympic Games.
Beautiful. Triple Lutz, I had to
verify. It rotated so fast!
verify. It rotated so fast! A
quadruple toe loop there.
A beautiful triple axel.
Wow! Wasn't ready for that!
didn't really know what to expect,
he suffered an ankle injury at the
start of the season, hampering his
preparations but he seems to have
made up for any lost time.
rotation... The triple Lutz and a
triple toe loop.
It is a massive new
season best for Dmitri Aliev. 98.9
A superstar in
the world of figure skating, a
three-time world champion, winning a
record-breaking tenth Canadian
championship before these games. He
goes away from Pyeongchang with a
team gold for Canada. But he was the
weakest link in that team. Not a
great short programme, improvement
is needed now.
The quadruple toe loop, the triple
toe loop is what he wants...
Quadruple toe loop is what he gets.
The triple Lutz... Triple toe loop.
Triple axel... It is his Achilles'
That's a bit like the Patrick Chan
that won three world titles but
still a mistake. How costly will
He made the rotation, I'm
not sure why he wasn't wanting to do
the combination there. Maybe
tactically he was playing it safe,
but opting for an easier triple toe
loop, putting the pressure on the
triple axel. It is the Achilles'
heel. One of the Canadian
commentators calls the triple axel
Patrick Chan's virus.
point there for hitting the ice.
Listen to this... Whatever comes
over the next 2.5 minutes, Hanyu
will be carried through his
programme on a wave of adoration.
The Japanese flags there. 360
degrees wherever he lurks in this
arena. The defending Olympic and
world champion... -- wherever he
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Quadruple Salchow, made even more
difficult by the entry from the
spread-eagled before and after the
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Glorious triple axel.
Quadruple toe loop, triple toe loop,
there it is!
And there is the roar.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
And the roof comes off the rink!
Absolutely sublime from the
defending Olympic champion, Yuzuru
Hanyu, from Japan.
My hands are
shaking. My whole body was shaking.
That was absolutely glorious and
Look at this mass Winnie
the Pooh sacrifice! He loves Winnie
the Pooh. Look at the fans!
the Pooh. Look at the fans!
me, he delivered and it was not the
programme he delivered, he was
thinking about the quadruple loop
but that Salchow, glorious,
glorious. He is in a serial being
when he's on the ice.
It is like is
from another planet
over 100, where today?
you need any indication of the
quality of the man, that's it, leave
the world record holder as well,
112.72, the world record, not far it
today. -- far off it. Nathan Chen of
the USA, the first man to live five
Quads in a free programme, the US
national champion. We saw him
skating in the team event but not a
good performance, those big jumps
not working for him so what can he
His opening combination.
Quadruple lobby macro, and down. --
Stepping out of the quadruple toe
loop. Slightly off-kilter on the
And also on the... Triple axel,
gone. Quadruple toe loop,
potentially a not valid element.
Well, there's been so much attention
on this young man's shoulders, just
18, because of what he can achieve
when he's at his best but you get
the impression this might not be his
Definitely not. He
wanted a quadruple lutz combination,
but fell on the lutz. And I think
the experience or lack of it is what
has shown here in young Nathan Chen.
82.27, his season's best is 104.12
so way down for Nathan Chen. Mikhail
Kolyada, the Russian national
champion, next, European bronze
medallist as well, last month he,
too, did not have a particularly
good performance in the short
programme in the team event so he
will be looking to pull the big
tricks out of the bag this time.
Another skater who has a quadruple
lutz plan and not just the triple
lutz, then. Playing safe, there. He
knows what has gone ahead of him.
Now what will he do for the
combination? Quadruple toe loop is
what he wants but he's down.
Is easy with the triple axel.
Beautiful positions, there are, for
the spin. Not wavering off the spot.
Well, another mistake in therefore
Mikhail Kolyada. He is scratching
his head, thinking, "What on earth
went wrong, there?"
It was the Quad.
You can see the tension, the crooked
body-line with the left shoulder up
to the year, almost, it is not going
to happen. Spins are exquisite, they
are great, level fours for the spins
and a step sequence, so extra
86.60 nine. Here
comes Shoma Uno, the world silver
medallist, skating at his first
Olympics at 20 years old. We saw him
perform in the team event. Japan
I love this short
Two quadruple jumps planned in this
There is the first, the quadruple
Quadruple toe loop, triple toe loop.
Just the triple axel.
Did very well to hold onto that.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Shoma Uno, the dark horse of this
Olympic competition, lays down his
claim for a place on the podium.
do enjoy watching him skate.
Quadruple toe loop, a little tight
in the shoulders but down in the
Such a compact skater as well,
short but strong looking. 104.87 is
his season's best. Oh, just short of
his season's best, 104.17 but he
becomes the second skater today to
break the 100 Mark barrier. So here
is Yuzuru Hanyu's long-time rival
and training mate, have EA
Fernandez, two time world champion,
recently winning his seventh
consecutive European title and this
is his last time at an Olympics. He
has already said this is his last
season, he's had enough at the age
of 26. Retirement beckons.
Javi will open with the quad.
loop... Triple toe loop. Lovely
stuff, right in front of the judges.
The second jump, the quadruple
A beautiful triple axel. Jump
Here we go!
An Olympic medal. The
only thing missing from his
selection, it looks like Javier
Fernandez is out to put that right
at the last time of asking...
goodness, where do we start? A
perfect landing position from the
quad, to take the triple... Down on
the take-off with the quadruple
Soroko... -- the quadruple Salchow.
He didn't have the overall finesse
of Hanyu, technically, for me.
fraction of a mark of this season's
best. You are right, Javier
Fernandez of Spain slots in behind
Hanyu and Shoma Uno of Japan, in
second place. Next, the bronze
medallist at the last two World
Championships and 20 years old, he
is the one to watch for the last few
years... Jin Boyang the short
-- Jin Boyang, completing the short
Here is the first
quadruple Lutz... A triple toe loop,
and he has got it!
Quadruple toe loop, very nice
Don't forget me, says Jin Boyang!
Don't count me out yet!
It is definitely over 100. Where is
he going to go?
The season best is
100.1 seven. Ballack pretty good to
me, season's best material. -- that
looked pretty good to me.
looked pretty good to me. It is a
new season's best. The breaks
through the 100 point barrier. Let's
have a look at the results from
Shoma Uno in third. The
two-time world champion Fernando is
chasing his third Olympic medal.
Hanyu returns from injury to his
untouchable best, the favourite to
retain his title. If the short
programme is the building block for
the gold, Hanyu has laid the surest
foundation is down here today...
Tomorrow we have extended
Here on BBC4 as the men
take to the ice in the free skate.
From the coast to the mountains and
all eyes were on Lyndsey Jacobellis
in the Women's bordercross.
The American has won
everything there is to win,
except the Olympic gold medal.
Is today finally her day,
at the fourth time of asking?
This is going to be awesome...
Lindsey Jacobellis, extending her
lead at the early stage on the
course. This is a lap of honour for
Lindsey Jacobellis. Ooh! She's down!
Look at this... It is incredible.
Lindsey Jacobellis has thrown her
gold medal away on the last 100
metres. This is ridiculous!
Well, can she finally do it?
Over to Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood.
So, the first of the
In a good spot on the outside there.
The French racer is out in front,
and still in contention, a very
tight group in the top three there.
Coming around the outside in the
blue bib is Alexandra took over.
It's very tight racing between the
top three. Just off the pace and ten
Keep your eye on the
yellow trousers. It's a very neat
line, and it has gained her a few
She got herself back in
the mix come on the inside! In third
place, she has qualified but she has
the defending Olympic champion
She needs to be clever,
into the final straight... Turn on
those afterburners. Zoe, you can do
it! She didn't quite squashed that
jump. Nelly Moenne Loccoz is in
front. It's the Bulgarian in first,
What a shame! She
did everything right, Zoe, there. It
was a great race. Slap and bonds
fall of the riders. They all did so
well. And it was a clean race. It
wasn't too tight or bunched but the
lead changed a of times. Eva Samkova
came through. Zoe wasn't able to
send the jumps and low, popping a
bit too high of the first once
send the jumps and low, popping a
bit too high of the first once, that
was an amazing performance though,
from Zoe. They advanced to the
semifinals. Zoe Gillings-Brier in
fourth. The next quarterfinal
contains the woman whose narrative
is why most people know about
snowboard cross, it is Lindsey
Jacobellis. She is in there with
Charlotte Banks, the Hemel Hampstead
born athlete who now races for
France. She came second at the last
World Cup, and she is very powerful.
Zoe Bergermann is in there.
Charlotte Bankes is out very
quickly! But the red bib of Lindsey
Jacobellis is there. Zoe Bergermann
is out... They've all gone down!
Charlotte Bankes is up again.
Charlotte Bankes is up again. Jacobo
less... And Critchlow of Canada,
showing a clean set of heels after
an enormous crash. Tyne doesn't
matter now for Lindsey Jacobellis.
If she is smart, she would back away
but they don't, they go neck and
Third place is hotly contested
as well. That is the most important
place. First and second doesn't
matter. These two are still going at
Keep UI on them...
Jacobellis is leading Critchlow --
keep your rye on them.
Bergermann... The Canadian is still
in third, and comfortably. Ahead of
Casanova. So, Lindsey Jacobellis,
from Critchlow, with Zoe Bergermann
in third. Charlotte
in third. Charlotte Bankes, one of
the favourites taken out at the
first turn. Bankes... It is her own
fault, she goes down and then it is
the bounce back of Bergermann taking
down her opponent.
down her opponent. Charlotte Bankes
is back at the top. So...
made it through?
Yes, the Canadian
was deemed to have gone through the
gate when she felt. We thought we
saw that. We will move onto the
quarterfinal, number three. And it
another big pile of names. Chloe
Trespeuch, the woman with that
enormous argument with Lindsey
Jacobellis at the finish of the
World Championships. Megan Tierney,
and the first of our two Italians.
The red bib has gone down!
taken her out. It's another massive
scalp. She has gone. So, the French
number one seed, Trespeuch, pumping
so hard. Starting to stretched
daylight ahead of Megan Tierney. The
fourth seed in the American team.
Keep UI on the battle there. It is
Raffaella Brutto against the
Russian, Christina Paul. -- Kristina
Paul. One of the most effervescent
races here. At the moment she is
holding off the Italian. So,
Trespeuch... Very much standard
there. The 21-year-old at her first
games, Meghan Tierney, but on the
flat section, Paul is guiding her
way through. Raffaella Brutto moving
up. It is very tight, Tierney makes
a mistake. Paul is in second place.
Brutto... Tierney rode into Tierney.
She jumped straight across. I do
think there will be a protest going
Six of one, half a dozen of the
other. Tierney goes down before the
last jump. Regardless. Fisher in
fourth, and here comes Tierney,
going down on the last jump.
it was a real and direct change in
the racing line by the Italian.
Number 19 on the shoulder.
closed the door on Megan Tierney?
She really did.
Faye Gulini, just...
Could not take
the compression. This is it. That is
the knuckle. That is made in
She jumps right across.
Raffaella Brutto did?
straight across and slammed the
door, look at the change online, cut
straight across, clipped the air,
how Raffaella Brutto, there are,
with those stripey pants, managed to
stay on her feet, she did incredibly
well. Welcome it is deemed fair.
Yeah, the Americans losing two of
their squad in 1/4-final.
their squad in 1/4-final.
is deemed fair.
Next up, the number
one seed if you looked at the World
Cup rankings, Michaela Moyer. --
Michela Moioli. Belle Brockhoff the
Australian, and the young
Frenchwoman, 16-year-old Julia
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau. Keep your
eyes on the blue-and-white striped
pants of Michela Moioli.
She can be very quick. Brilliant
start from Belle Brockhoff of
Australia but she has lost it
through the bird bath.
as usual for the Italian, out in
The nominal board speed but
being chased by Pereira De Sousa
The young French girl
doing very well but Belle Brockhoff
is not going to let this slide.
Gtech tears beat!
Yes, she soaked it
up and now she is in the fight with
Simona Meiler had
fantastic board speed in seedings so
she will have trouble holding her.
Simona Meiler will be biding her
time in looking for passing spot as
they come into the big slopestyle
kicker, ignore must, Belle Brockhoff
with good board speed, stretching
out distant in third place. Pereira
De Sousa Mabileau making a move on
making it interferes, now. She has
pushed Carle Brenneman.
at the back, I think it is Carle
Brenneman. Michela Moioli in front,
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau in second,
Belle Brockhoff in third. And then
Carle Brenneman in fourth. Michela
Moioli very comfortable, Pereira De
Sousa Mabileau followed by Belle
Brockhoff and in fourth, Carle
Brenneman. Michela Moioli from the
beginning, wasn't it? Brilliant
start from Belle Brockhoff in blue,
out first but as they came through
the bird baths, the first little
feature, she could not pump for
speed. That cost her but the
16-year-old French girl in second
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau, and Belle
Brockhoff will advance through. So,
keep an eye on Jacobellis in the
green bib. Eva Samkova, though, the
favourite in red, Charlotte Bankes,
Nelly Moenne Loccoz, blue and
yellow, Alexandra Jekova in white
and the Blackbeard of the Canadian,
Here we go,
semifinal number one, this will be
The first three across the
line advance to the finals. For the
others, no consolation.
going out brilliantly in the mustard
Charlotte Banks with a
brilliant start and a terrible bird
All going big,
Jacobellis in the green.
Moenne Loccoz leading with
Jacobellis on her heels and Eva
Samkova in fourth.
The white bib
proving Lucky for Alexandra Jekova
who is making a move on the
Brilliant squash from
Jacobellis, taking the height out of
the job and going long and low and
now she has three metres out in
front of Eva Samkova, Nelly Moenne
Loccoz on the inside, Charlotte
Banks back from nowhere! How did she
get from the very back to the very
She couldn't make it stick,
she tried to force Jacobellis who
can now apply the flush and crush on
her, ride her right to the top of
Alexandra Jekova almost
done by Jacobellis eye to eye with
Charlotte Banks and now back to back
over jumping, Charlotte Banks is out
and Eva Samkova takes advantage to
slide into second, Alexandra Jekova
in third behind Jacobellis who looks
to be losing speed on her on the
Eva Samkova, the
Olympic champion, in a mustard
trousers, can ride the final
straight so well, Jacobellis with a
nervous look over her shoulder, she
will remain in second, she will
advance but that is a warning shot
to Jacobellis. She needs to be
further ahead in the final on that
straight if she wants to take the
win because she has not got the
speed that Eva Samkova has.
Charlotte Bankes in the blue, all
the way back, suddenly, two turns
later, she is at the front.
much bigger she is going.
Jekova taking out Nelly Moenne
Loccoz, there. Look at this. This is
the view. Look at Jacobellis' board
speed, that was Eva Samkova's view.
Eva Samkova looking at Jacobellis
Eva Samkova, Jacobellis
and Alexandra Jekova making the
finals, and the other three are at
the back. Back up to the top again
now for the second semifinal. There
is no shortage of talent on this
side of the draw either. Blue and
white pants, straddling the red
pants of the French, keep an eye on
The youngster has gone out like
a wet cat! Absolutely flying, here.
She did not read the script,
Both of the French
upfront with Michela Moioli. Michela
Moioli really flying through that
section but Pereira De Sousa
Mabileau, tucked in behind them and
it is Chloe Trespeuch, now, diving
out in front.
out in front. Dragging but Pereira
De Sousa Mabileau really
slipstreaming in behind Michela
Moioli. On this gliding section, it
is so useful, she pops out from
behind the traffic.
Keep your eyes
on the fourth placed rider, Belle
Brockhoff. The experienced
Australian, the 25-year-old.
Moioli diving and taking Chloe
Trespeuch and Belle Brockhoff is
struggling, she needs a turn,
something to happen as they pull
onto the home straight and it starts
to become a pumping battle. Chloe
Trespeuch in second and Belle
Brockhoff is down! It is routine now
for the first three as Michela
Moioli goes long, Chloe Trespeuch
and Pereira De Sousa Mabileau.
time to look behind all see that
they are clear. But there we go. The
first three finishers advancing to
the final. The whole French crew
will be beside themselves for this
lady 's' snowboard cross final and
Chloe Trespeuch you've got to say
has not put an arm wrong. Smiles all
Michela Moioli, so well liked
and Chloe Trespeuch, a woman who is
unrivalled in her competitiveness,
will do whatever it takes for the
win, here. Now we move onto the
women 's snowboard cross final, the
fastest six women who have battled
their way through the quarters and
the semifinals to this point.
Alexandra Jekova settling herself as
they await starters orders.
could go anyway.
Yes, they are all
Eva Samkova with a
great start and Michela Moioli.
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau
on the outside, the 16-year-old
Frenchwoman may have the lead but
Michela Moioli and Jacobellis, is
It is, upfront with the Italian.
The front lines being taken but
Jacobellis having a little look,
there. She's out in front. She needs
to hold on and make it stick.
Michela Moioli has been very fast
and look at Pereira De Sousa
Mabileau. And Chloe Trespeuch in
Michela Moioli diving down
but Jacobellis' board speed, Michela
Moioli shutting the door and close
dress boot. Date burlesque and
Michela Moioli back-to-back, Michela
Moioli moves ahead, Jacobellis in
the fight of her life if she wants
the gold, she has got to go, she
slots in an Chloe Trespeuch, the
most technical section of the
course. Michela Moioli out in front.
Can they get some drag on her as
they come into this section? She is
so fast all season, five World Cups
under her belt. Look at the
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau
has come from fourth to second, the
Eva Samkova at the
last-minute, it is neck and neck for
silver and bronze. Who is going to
get it? They are all down! It's all
over the place! No doubting who took
the gold it is Michela Moioli. But
the equipment says Pereira De Sousa
Mabileau is in second. Look at them,
they have given everything they have
got to this course. They are laying
down, Chloe Trespeuch, Jacobellis,
none of them know, Michela Moioli is
limping but celebrating. That was as
intense as sport gets. One of the
closest races, not just in Olympic
women's snowboard cross history but
of all time. Jacobellis, here,
talking up early, just her inertia
gets her out in front of the light
bones of Pereira De Sousa Mabileau.
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau goes from
first to third in the corner, Chloe
Trespeuch all over her now.
on board with Eva Samkova and you
get such a brilliant idea of how
tight this racing is. Eva Samkova
very smart, staying out of traffic
on the outside.
Is this the bottom
jump? Yes, Chloe Trespeuch, oh, my
I tell you what, nothing
between Jacobellis and Eva Samkova,
Eva Samkova on the far left,
I think if Chloe Trespeuch...
Michela Moioli, Pereira De Sousa
It was Eva Samkova and
Jacobellis, so Eva Samkova at the
top, Jacobellis down at the bottom,
here. Goodness, gracious, what a
final! Thank you, boardercross! So
official results are in, then from
the ladies' snowboard cross final
and that is
That's all from us for now.
I'll be back at midnight with live
coverage of what could be a very
very exciting day for Great Britain
with genuine medal chances
in the women's skeleton,
ski slopestyle and the return
of Elise Christie to the ice.
"Pali pali" means "faster,
faster" in Korean and that's
what we need them all to do!
Bye for now.
Christie is out of it once again!
Extended highlights of the men's short programme in the figure skating and the women's snowboard cross.