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Radzi Chinyanganya hosts extended highlights from Pyeongchang, including the women's short programme in the figure skating and the climax of the men's ski cross competition.


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Hello and welcome to Day 12

of the Winter Olympics.

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Later in the programme we'll see

all the thrills and spills

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of the Men's Ski Cross.

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But after all the drama

of the Free Dance yesterday,

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it's the turn of the women today.

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They're in action in

the short programme.

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Robin Cousins and Kat Downes can

talk us through the names

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in the frame for gold.

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I am most excited for the women. We

have had the queen of the ice,

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untouchable for two years.

She has

until an injury took her out of a

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couple of major competitions and she

lost her title to the upstart, Alina

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said Ita Vaea.

She has been outdone

by her own training partner.

The

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current world champion. European

champion coming out of the junior

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events and will have to be one of

the favourites for the Olympic gold.

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This is something across-the-board

with the disciplines, at the top

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level in juniors, Junior Grand Prix

and junior world tempi and chips,

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the medallists are doing identical

material than those people at the

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European and World Championships are

doing. To them, I am doing the exact

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same material but a minute and a

half more to do it with.

Russian

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against Russian, one of them will

get the gold?

You would think so,

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but we have the fantastic result

from two Canadians who got on the

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podium. They have had an up-and-down

season. It is who delivers all the

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material on the night. Can you do

the triple, triple combinations. Can

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you do them beautifully and have a

performance that connected not only

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the audience, but the judges? That

will be the interesting thing.

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Everybody is great, they are all

prepared. But then somebody comes

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along, comes back into the skating

world in quite a big way, got the

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bronze medal at the European

Championships, but could be the

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grand dame and the beautician

amongst all these jumping beans to

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upset the apple cart.

I would like

to see Medvedev to win the gold

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medal. And like to say, I am still

in charge here. Let's had to the Ice

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Arena where Kat Downes and Robin

Cousins are in the commentary box.

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Japanese, making her debut on the

senior circuit.

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senior circuit. Sakamoto, yet to

come for Japan. This is their number

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two skater.

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Opening with a beautiful laid-back

spin. Bronze medallist at last you's

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junior World Championships.

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Triple flip, triple toe loop.

Absolutely glorious.

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Triple loop.

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It was gold and silver for the

Japanese man and women have their

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work cut out to that success. But

that was a brilliant start from

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Sakamoto.

17 years old and the

quality of the elements is

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fantastic. No question for the

rotations on any of the jumps. Level

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falls for every element.

It it is a

new season's bus. That is a lead of

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almost

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almost nine points.

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What have you got for us today. She

has made the headlines in the USA

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after becoming the first American

woman to land a triple axel at the

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Olympics. She has been warming up

the triple axel for this short

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programme, does she have the guts to

go for it.

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Setting it up now... That is a

shame. She got the rotation, so she

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will get the credit, but I have a

feeling that will be a deduction as

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well.

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well. Now, hold it together for the

triple flip, triple toe combination.

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Triple flip... Triple toe loop.

Lovely, well done.

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Held the landing, but a little

scratchy on the triple loop.

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No risk and no reward. Mirai Nagasu

went for the triple axel. Didn't

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quite work out.

Even with the

mistake, she still gets more points

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for it than she would have if she

had just done the double.

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Base score but the triple axel, 8.50

with one deduction. Mirai Nagasu

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still got 5.5 and it was so close.

She went for it.

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She went for it.

A new season's

best. She slots into second place

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behind Sakamoto of Japan. It is off

to the practice rink for Mirai

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Nagasu, to see if she can policy up

the triple axel for the long

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programme. The Korean flags are

flying once again that the Korean

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number two. Skated this programme in

the team event, Choi Dabin. She put

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in a lovely performance on the

opening day of competition.

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Triple Lutz, triple toe loop.

Exactly the start she would have

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wanted.

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Triple flip. Light, easy. Final

jump, double axel.

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Yes. That's the way to do it.

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Another cool neat job by Choi Dabin.

Thriving in this atmosphere at her

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home Olympics.

Thought it would have

been plus twos. It's good enough

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because they have all pluses.

Skating skills, transition

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performance, composition,

interpretation. So the components in

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the mid to high sevens. Again, I

would have expected possibly to see

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something into the eights somewhere.

67.77. She slots in just behind

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Gabrielle Daleman of Canada. Just a

point in it. Choi Dabin in third

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position and the crowd like that

result.

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result. Back-to-back world titles

and back-to-back European titles and

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ever since she made her mark on the

senior circuit, she has been

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favourite for this Olympic title

too. But she was pipped to the

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European crown by her 15-year-old

country woman, Alina Zagitova. She

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is out to maintain her top spot.

Evgenia

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Evgenia Medvedeva is out to get the

Crown she must rightfully believe is

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hers.

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The jumping passes. Triple flip,

triple toe loop.

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There's the triple loop.

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Beautiful layback to finish.

It's

perfection again. I've never seen

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this girl put a foot wrong.

She

doubled the potential score with

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grades of execution from the judges

in the step sequence.

That signature

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jump style, her arm up above her

head.

Which orginally used to be a

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feature and it used to give you

extra points. But now everybody's

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doing it so it's no longer special.

81.61 then. It's a new world record.

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Away.

And Evgenia Medvedeva gets a

first foot on the top of the podium

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-- yeah. New world record score.

First position in qualifying. It has

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to be utter brilliance that beats

that.

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that. Satoko Miyahara the Japanese

national champion. She has been

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struggling with injury though this

season. Only started jumping again

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in October. But we saw her skate

absolutely beautifully in the Team

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event. Japan finishing then in fifth

position.

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Triple Lutz, triple toe loop. That

is what she wanted. That's what she

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got. Rotates so fast.

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Beautiful triple loop.

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Nice and light and easy in the

triple Axel. How's that for a

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laidback position.

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Absolutely beautiful from Satoko

Miyahara. Japan already have a

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skater in the top three, Kaori

Sakamoto performing beautifully

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earlier on.

Triple Lutz. Sometimes

she will get elements downgraded,

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but I think today she was fully

rotated. Yes, she is.

75.94. A new

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season's best for Satoko Miyahara.

She slots into second place behind

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Evgenia Medvedeva. The Japanese in

the mix then when it comes to

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Friday's Free Dance.

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Kaetlyn Osmond then, part of the

Canadian team that won the gold in

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the Team event. She won Team Silver

in Sochi.

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in Sochi. World Silver-medallists.

No mistakes in the Team event. She

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will want and need to go absolutely

clean here with every element if she

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wants to stake a claim for a

potential podium spot. That will

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start with the combination. Triple

flip, triple toe loop. That's a

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cracker are.

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-- cracker.

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That's the triple Lutz.

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And the double Axel.

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Kaetlyn Osmond more like the

performance that won her a world

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silver medal last year.

Absolutely.

Beautiful and light on the triple

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flip. Easy rotation. Leg back. Nice

running edge out. Sometimes get an

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edge cut on the take-off of the

Lutz, but not today.

New season's

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best then for Kaetlyn Osmond. 8. 87.

She is into second position behind

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Evgenia Medvedeva. A world record

score. That will take some beating.

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Second for Kaetlyn Osmond. In a

brilliant position going into the

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Free Skate on Friday.

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Free Skate on Friday. So 15 years

old. The one to watch at these

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Games. Caused that massive upset at

the Europeans and beat Medvedeva to

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take the title. Alina Zagitova the

brightest new star in women's figure

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skating, looking to outshine

Medvedeva, once again, and steal

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gold.

She's unbeaten since becoming

Junior World Champion.

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She has the hardest combination of

all of the ladies. Triple Lutz,

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triple loop jump and that was

absolutely fantastic.

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And there's the triple flip.

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And the double Axel.

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Absolutely glorious.

She has been

doing it since she was a junior. She

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doesn't have quite the skating

component score Evgenia Medvedeva

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will have. She will slot nicely into

second place. That is what she will

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need to do in the free programme

with a few more jumper elements to

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get the score and beat Evgenia

Medvedeva, tactically and get those

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points she won't get from the

components. Probably isn't expected

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to be ahead of her in this short

programme for that very reason. But

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goodness me, what one can do, the

other says, I can do better than

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that.

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that.

82.92 and that is Medvedeva's

world record already broken. It

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stored for all of five minutes.

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stored for all of five minutes. She

has said, I will get your world

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record. She has pushed Medvedeva

into second.

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into second.

The coach's face, she

will be wondering how she will have

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to cope with those two ladies on a

day off, keep them calm and keep

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them focused.

This competition is

heating up in just the right way.

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Absolutely, and it is not over yet.

We have Friday to come and I cannot

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wait to see them go head-to-head.

Carolina Kostner, the grand dame of

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the competition. What have you got?

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Combination triple flip and double

toe loop. She wanted the triple but

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new the flip didn't land exactly had

she needed it. So played safe and

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played smart.

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Hand down on the triple loop.

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Easy double axel.

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Lovely, classical skating but it is

very difficult to follow a world

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record.

Body rotating around to her

right. Really not ready to take off

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for the triple. So that was smart.

Leaning forward, she will be on the

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toe pick on the landing and there is

the hand going down. You are giving

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away small points, but collectively,

they add up.

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they add up.

73.15 for Carolina

Kostner and she will have to fight

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if she wants to make it onto the

podium, just like she did with the

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bronze medal four years ago in

Sochi. Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond in

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the bronze medal position but it is

a Russian head-to-head the gold with

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FT Na Medford, but then Alina

Zagitova came out and smashed it.

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And we'll see the Women's

Free Skate on Friday.

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From the grace and beauty

of the figure skating to almost

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the exact opposite at the Men's Ski

Cross.

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This event is brutal.

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Expect drama, falls and some very,

very tight finishes.

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Graham Bell is your commentator.

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Ski cross is nothing without a

little bit of luck. Here we go.

The

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bigger they are, the harder they

fall.

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This is going to get exciting.

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COMMENTATOR: the first of our

quarterfinals approach the gate.

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quarterfinals approach the gate. The

blue bib of Mark Bishop Berger

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closest to us.

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closest to us.

Pressure on the tips

of the skis, you can see them

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bending. They are out under way.

Now

can Mac, so close.

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can Mac, so close. Marc

Bischofberger, probably has the best

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line. Brady Leman is right on his

shoulder.

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shoulder. Watch the red bib on the

inside.

Bit of a speed check, just

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enough to keep it there. Too much

from Marc Bischofberger.

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from Marc Bischofberger. Through the

compression and at the moment it is

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Alex Fiva in red, sitting back as

Marc Bischofberger manages to hold

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on, just keeping in touch with Brady

Leman.

Brady Leman and broke his leg

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just before the Vancouver games and

was fourth in Sochi. Looking for

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redemption. Alex Fiva... He has

gone.

What will happen? Looks like

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Alex Fiva crashed and

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Alex Fiva crashed and then they had

to swerve to avoid him. He missed

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the gate.

Neither of them were in

the mix anyway. It is Brady Leman

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and the Canadian who makes it

through comfortably and then the

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World Cup standing's leader, Marc

Bischofberger, who comes through in

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second.

Both of them are OK. Brady

Leman, is flying on this course. You

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can see that Kermit the frog move

they do, their knees are either side

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of their chest.

Confirmation of the

first of our quarterfinals, Brady

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Leman and Marc Bischofberger advance

to the semifinals. Thomas Zangerl of

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Austria is in the nearest lane.

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Look how pulling themselves up. They

are out and underway.

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Filip Flisar has got the speed.

That

has cost Zangerl a little bit. The

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battle for second and third is going

to be tight. It is Filip Flisar in

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the league and he's skiing well, the

world champion from 2015.

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world champion from 2015. Filip

Flisar, leading from the front. The

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Swiss is true and the Austrian. What

can Zangerl do? He is catching up

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and overtaking Filip Flisar.

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He is dragging behind Armin

Niederer.

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Niederer.

Safely through the Armin

Niederer and a great overtaking move

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in the end, but Filip Flisar looked

supreme but let the Swiss through,

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maybe took his eye off the ball.

It

is the top two that go through.

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Filip Flisar was his own worst

enemy, he didn't soak up the John

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Godina. Then he pulled on the

bullfrog to make sure Zangerl didn't

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come past him.

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Those are the four who have gone

through to the first of the

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semifinals.

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semifinals. Kevin Drury of Canada is

the fastest qualifier. Then Robert

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Winkler, the Austrian. Watch out for

Arnaud Bovolenta.

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Arnaud Bovolenta. The blue bib of

Bovolenta, closest to us. The

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Russian, I think he was gifted a

place. He came through after the

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take out crash. Be interesting if he

can stay in touch here.

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can stay in touch here. I think this

is about Kevin Drury. It is Robert

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Winkler out in front.

Bovolenta has

speed in this section.

He landed on

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the back of the local. It is Kevin

Drury in the red bib out in front,

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leading.

Bit of a speed check from

Bovolenta.

Also from Robert Drury as

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well. Robert Drury has set himself

up nicely through the chicane.

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Robert Winkler struggling to keep up

with the Frenchman, Bovolenta in

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second place.

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second place.

The big threat to

Bovolenta in second place is

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Denshchikov, the Russian. This race

has gone to form, barring any

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crashes on these final big kickers.

Kevin Drury of Canada is leading.

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Bovolenta France's in second place

and Denshchikov over the final jump.

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Watch at the back, Bovolenta in

yellow inside Robert Winkler.

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yellow inside Robert Winkler.

I

think he is just in the league, just

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the head as he went through.

Robert

Drury did show a clean set of

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fields. Whether he can do that in

the semifinals, remains to be seen.

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Denshchikov and Robert Drury are

out. Onto the last of our

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quarterfinals.

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Jean Frederic Chapuis. He is in

green.

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Francois Place has had a problem, he

is out of the race. The Jean

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Frederic Chapuis and Duncan,

shoulder to shoulder.

He has opened

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the door for Sergey Ridzik to come

through. He has made a move and has

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overtaken the Olympic champion. Gone

really wide.

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really wide. Jean Frederic Chapuis

coming round on the outside.

Looking

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down every door, Jean Frederic

Chapuis. Not enough speed to make

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the move.

He is slipstreaming.

Sergey Ridzik shuts the door and

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comes through. Could this be a

massive shock? It is all four of

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them as they come through. Sergey

Ridzik moving ahead of David Duncan.

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They come over the last jump. It is

the Russian and the Canadian through

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and Francois Place and Jean Frederic

Chapuis are out. The reigning

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Olympic champion is out in the

quarterfinals. That was a massive

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shock. David Duncan looked almost

criminally relaxed. He was killing

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speed and taking the line choice he

wanted. Seemingly no one was getting

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close. Jean Frederic Chapuis looking

for any sprays either side of Sergey

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Ridzik.

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The gold medal will go to someone

new here. Confirmation. Sergey

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Ridzik and Dave Duncan progress.

Back up to the top. In the

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Back up to the top. In the red bib

we have Nye nigh, Filip Flisar and

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Barry Bennell and Marc

Bischofberger.

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Bischofberger. Niederer the smartest

racer. Pulled himself through the

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pack into the lead.

Two Swiss,

someone Slovenian and Canadian.

Marc

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Bischofberger, out in front on the

inside. Incredible. Niederer at the

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back. Flisar in third. The man in

blue in the second. Somehow Marc

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Bischofberger in the yellow who is

blasted out in front.

Blasted

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through. I think that maybe Flisar

and Leman cancelled each other out.

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Fighting too much against each other

and let the Swiss through. No, he's

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made a mistake. He will open the

door now. He's opened the door.

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Brady Leman has taken advantage.

Fighting to find a way in behind

0:47:520:47:58

Filip Flisar. Look at it, Marc

Bischofberger letting good.

0:47:580:48:05

Bischofberger coming back.

A great

line.

Neither is making a move on

0:48:050:48:10

Flisar.

Niederer from fourth. Can he

do what he did before? Will he come

0:48:100:48:15

right back to the front of the pack.

No, Brady Leman to lose here. In the

0:48:150:48:22

lead, heading towards the last

kicker. It's close. He punches it

0:48:220:48:28

forward. Brady Leman goes forward.

Into the Olympic final again. Fourth

0:48:280:48:32

place last time round in Sochi. What

can he do now.

This is where we see

0:48:320:48:38

that mistake from Marc

Bischofberger.

Inside ski lent into

0:48:380:48:40

the turn too much. That opened the

door.

He knows he's gone in there.

0:48:400:48:47

Leman can ski that cleanly he will

carry more speed. That is when he

0:48:470:48:50

made his move.

Brilliant racing.

If

it wasn't for the mistake from

0:48:500:48:56

Bischofberger, then Bischofberger

would have taken that win. It

0:48:560:48:59

doesn't matter. He's through and

qualified through to the finals.

0:48:590:49:04

Make a mistake like that in the

final you could end up out of the

0:49:040:49:07

medals. Back up to the top for the

second of our semi-finals. The

0:49:070:49:12

Russian in there, Sergey Ridzik,

Kevin Drury, Arnaud Bovolenta. I

0:49:120:49:17

think the last Frenchman left in the

mix and then Dave Duncan the third

0:49:170:49:22

and final Canadian.

Dave Duncan 35

years old, broke his collar bone

0:49:220:49:27

ahead of the Olympics in Vancouver.

Bovolenta the beast in the lane

0:49:270:49:32

nearest to us. Hasn't been starting

that quickly. Does he make his

0:49:320:49:36

presence felt. He's done the same

thing.

Made a hash brown of it

0:49:360:49:40

there.

Ridzik cutting across both of

the Canadians. Ridzik keen to cut

0:49:400:49:48

out the two Canadians. Dave Duncan

in the yellow bib and Kevin Drury in

0:49:480:49:55

the green going outside. Bovolenta

is back in the mix.

Flailing in last

0:49:550:50:01

place right now.

The battle between

the two Canadians for second and

0:50:010:50:05

third. Those are the qualifying

spot. Dave Duncan in the yellow bib

0:50:050:50:10

in second. One ski. They race round.

Dave Duncan has gone wide. Has he

0:50:100:50:16

let his team-mate through? Let him

through. Ridzik into second.

0:50:160:50:20

Bovolenta is back in the mix again

after all of these mistakes.

0:50:200:50:23

Bovolenta in third. Right on the

tails of Ridzik.

Dave Duncan was

0:50:230:50:30

hoping over the tails of Bovolenta's

skis in fourth. Battle for second

0:50:300:50:34

appears to be Ridzik at the moment.

Ridzik clear of Bovolenta. This is

0:50:340:50:40

the last jump. Kevin Drury out in

front. Ridzik in second. Bovolenta

0:50:400:50:46

in third. Dave Duncan slipping all

the way down to fourth. What a race.

0:50:460:50:53

So many switches through the first

two-thirds of that race.

0:50:530:51:01

two-thirds of that race.

Mistake by

Bovolenta on this. He has to start

0:51:030:51:07

polling to get going again. What

does he do, absorbs it too early.

0:51:070:51:12

Absorbed it too early.

Timing.

That's Ridzik' big move on the

0:51:120:51:16

outside. Look, there so, so close.

Dave Duncan actually shaves a bit of

0:51:160:51:22

speed to make sure he doesn't take

down Brady Leman.

It's looking like

0:51:220:51:28

it will be a real Humdinger. We've

got two Canadians through, Kevin

0:51:280:51:34

Drury and Brady Leman from the first

heat.

The Russian and the Swiss.

0:51:340:51:39

Bischofberger is looking very strong

as well. Bischofberger if he gets

0:51:390:51:43

out in front could take gold. He's

got two Canadians to worry about,

0:51:430:51:49

Kevin Drury and watch out for Sergey

Ridzik.

We move back up to the top.

0:51:490:51:54

It's time to hand out the medals.

This is going to be very, very

0:51:540:52:01

close. Lining up in the gates.

Bischofberger, as you said, Graham,

0:52:010:52:07

has taken out three World Cup

victories this year. He leads the

0:52:070:52:11

World Cup standings. He looked less

than convincing in the early rounds.

0:52:110:52:14

He has certainly come to the fore

now. Bischofberger is in the lane

0:52:140:52:20

closest to the camera.

The mechanic

from Switzerland. Up against the

0:52:200:52:25

Olympic Athlete from Russia, Sergey

Ridzik. He has raced very well. The

0:52:250:52:29

quickest of the races in the seeding

round. There is Brady Leman, his

0:52:290:52:37

third chance, fourth agonisingly in

Sochi four years ago.

In the green

0:52:370:52:42

bib on the outside, unusually opting

to choose the outside lane is Kevin

0:52:420:52:46

Drury. The Canadians so, so fast.

The Russian so clever. Bischofberger

0:52:460:52:53

so wildy. They are under starter's

orders.

This drop off start.

0:52:530:53:04

Pressure on the gate. Pressure on

the skis. They're off. They are

0:53:040:53:09

under way. Brady Leman looking good

at the start. The Russian is ahead.

0:53:090:53:14

The Canadians are miles back as

Bischofberger and Ridzik race out in

0:53:140:53:18

front. Now there's a lot of work to

be done by the Canadians. Brady

0:53:180:53:24

Leman look at that move.

Oh, it's

gone. It's gone for the Russia. Who

0:53:240:53:28

can get up fastest.

Kevin Drury and

Ridzik.

He's lost his ski. Leman is

0:53:280:53:37

guaranteed a medal if he can stay on

his feet. He has to overtake.

0:53:370:53:42

Bischofberger is in silver medal

position chasing down Brady Leman in

0:53:420:53:46

first. Can Ridzik get up and claim

the bronze. Will it be the Canadian.

0:53:460:53:51

Ridzik had both skis on. Focussing

on the front of the race. Incredible

0:53:510:53:55

from Brady Leman. Eight years ago he

broke his leg ahead of the Winter

0:53:550:54:00

Olympic Games. Four years ago placed

agonisingly fourth. Losing time.

0:54:000:54:04

This could be good for the Canadian.

Bischofberger slip streaming now.

0:54:040:54:09

Ridzik.

Bronze medal position. Over

the last jump.

That's it. Gold

0:54:090:54:17

medal, finally, for Brady Leman. An

incredible performance.

It is's

0:54:170:54:22

silver for Marc Bischofberger. The

Swiss leader of the World Cup. He

0:54:220:54:26

mansion to turn that form on the

World Cup into a medal here. Then

0:54:260:54:32

it's Sergey Ridzik, the Russian,

working his way through.

0:54:320:54:37

Unfortunately for Kevin Drury, the

Canadian who convincingly led every

0:54:370:54:41

single one of his races up to this

point, who is taken out.

I think he

0:54:410:54:46

went. I think it was Kevin Drury

that went down. We will have to see

0:54:460:54:51

the crash again. These are the

medallists. Look what it means to

0:54:510:54:54

Brady Leman. It has taken him so

long to get there. To get on to an

0:54:540:55:02

Olympic podium and top spot.

Brilliant to see Kevin Drury skiing

0:55:020:55:05

down. We didn't want to see another

injury here. It has been a brutal,

0:55:050:55:10

absolutely brutal day of racing here

at the Men's Ski Cross. A final

0:55:100:55:16

worthy of each of these competitors.

Yes, these are the Gladiators of

0:55:160:55:22

snowsports. They really are.

Everything on the line. Total risk.

0:55:220:55:30

No sense of self preservation.

No

quarter given at any stage. Marc

0:55:300:55:39

Bischofberger, silver-medallist, in

front of that crew of travelling

0:55:390:55:42

Swiss fans. In bronze medal position

the first man to peel himself back

0:55:420:55:48

up off the snow, the Russian Sergey

Ridzik. Phenomenal performance from

0:55:480:55:53

him throughout the day and then

Kevin Drury, heartbreakingly, just

0:55:530:55:57

outside the medals in fourth

position. Bischofberger was right

0:55:570:56:02

over the front of his skis.

Beautifully positioned.

The speed

0:56:020:56:07

that Brady Leman gets coming into

here. It was a definite fall.

Kevin

0:56:070:56:11

Drury. Yeah. Kevin Drury went down

first. Basically, took rid rid out

0:56:110:56:18

at the knees.

If it had gone the

other way, then it probably would

0:56:180:56:23

have been a protest.

Look at that.

That is a man on his way up to a

0:56:230:56:30

bronze. He knew what was at stake.

I

think he would have been awarded the

0:56:300:56:34

bronze anyway, even if he hadn't

crossed the line third because he

0:56:340:56:38

was taken out, definitely taken out

by the Canadian crashing in front of

0:56:380:56:42

him.

Brady Leman, soaking up these

jumps. Down into the finish area.

0:56:420:56:50

Bischofberger, so close he could

nearly touch Leman. He takes the

0:56:500:56:55

silver. It's Ridzik for bronze.

0:56:550:56:59

nearly touch Leman. He takes the

silver. It's Ridzik for bronze.

0:56:590:57:01

Olympic gold must feel incredible.

Given where you have come from four

0:57:010:57:04

years ago it must be that much more

special kchl you quite contemplate

0:57:040:57:08

what you have achieved today?

No.

Not at all yet. It's... It's still

0:57:080:57:12

so crazy I can't believe it came

together today. In our sport there

0:57:120:57:17

is so much emphasis on the Games it.

It comes around four years. Until

0:57:170:57:21

ski cross it's a roll of the dice

hard to be consistent. To put it

0:57:210:57:25

together on the biggest day is just

unbelievable. Totally unbelievable.

0:57:250:57:30

It's brutal conditions out there

that you have to go through. You

0:57:300:57:33

battled back from a fair few

injuries. Can you sum up what it

0:57:330:57:36

means to get the success like that

today?

Yeah. It especially for me I

0:57:360:57:40

had a crash yesterday in the

training and I felt not good. This

0:57:400:57:45

morning I wake up and I felt like a

grandpa. I have to warm up and

0:57:450:57:51

getting ready. It gets better and

better. Then race. I feel good and I

0:57:510:57:56

bring it down. Now I'm

silver-medallists. It's crazy.

0:57:560:58:02

That's all from us for now,

but I'll be back at midnight over

0:58:020:58:05

on BBC One with live coverage

of the Men's Slalom.

0:58:050:58:07

Brit Dave Ryding is in action and

has an outside chance of a medal.

0:58:070:58:11

See you then.

0:58:110:58:16

COMMENTATOR: Dave Ryding from Great

Britain holding his nerve. Riding

0:58:170:58:19

and looking in great shape. He's

second! That's sensational. Dave The

0:58:190:58:29

Rock the Ryding has made skiing

history. What a ski from Dave

0:58:290:58:33

Ryding.

0:58:330:58:38

Radzi Chinyanganya hosts extended highlights from Pyeongchang, including the women's short programme in the figure skating and the climax of the men's ski cross competition.