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Radzi Chinyanganya hosts the action as the women's figure skating competition reaches its climax, and there's sure to be thrills and spills in the women's ski cross.


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Hello and welcome to Day 14

of the Winter Olympics

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here in Pyeongchang.

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Later in the programme,

we'll have highlights

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of the women's ski cross final.

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But first, we'll see who the last

figure skating medal of these Games

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is awarded to as the ladies take

to the ice for their free skate.

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It looks like being a battle

of the two Russians, Alina Zagitova

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and Evgenia Medvedeva,

who both broke the world record

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in their short programme.

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It is a new world record.

That is

Evgenia Medvedeva's world record

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already broken!

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For the last time,

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Kat Downes and Robin Cousins can

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talk us through this one.

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We are into the final day of skating

and it is the women taking to the

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ice behind us and as predicted,

Robin, a chase for a gold medal

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between the Russian girls.

Absolutely, Evgenia Medvedeva came

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out in the short programme and said

this is mine, look at me. And then

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Alina Zagitova said what ever you

can do, I can do better and did,

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broke the world record but a

different ball game today. I think

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Evgenia Medvedeva will have the

edge.

You think she will come back.

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0.31 behind. Her she got what it

takes to edge out the 15-year-olds.

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Zagitova won the European

Championship that this is different.

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From those two for me it will be

Medvedeva. But in saying that,

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Kaetlyn Osmond was so beautiful in

the short programme and many said

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she was under Marx. She knows she is

sitting fairly comfortably in bronze

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medal position right now -- under

marked. She could upset one, if not

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both Russians if everything is

perfect.

It might not be a Russian

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1-2. Two records broken the other

day.

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When we see more broken today?

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The Japanese national champion.

Current lying in fourth place but

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just three points behind Kaetlyn

Osmond in the bronze medal position.

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She wrote hate these jumps at a rate

of knots. She is below are flying

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through the air and she has what it

takes to make up the gap and get

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herself on the podium.

There was

question over whether her triple

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triple combination and her triple

jump in the short programme should

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have been downgraded. She will want

to ensure she gives them no choice

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today.

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The triple loop was cleanly rotated

but it is the triple lutz, triple

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toe combination that will be the

real test.

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real test. Clean for me. But review

will see.

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Good on the flip.

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It is lovely to see spinning in both

directions. You do not see it enough

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in figure skating, these days.

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Big jumping pass. Triple lutz.

Double toe loop, double loop. She

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has done it.

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Double axel and the toe loop.

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And speed triple salchow. -- of the

triple salchow.

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The last jump, the double axel.

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Beautiful position for the

laid-back.

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laid-back. -- lay back. And on the

spot for the spin.

Satoko Miyahara

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chasing down medal positions and she

could not have asked for any war

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from that performance. No, from what

I can see, absolutely clean on the

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triples. She does rotate so fast.

Not a lot of height or flight. But

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she is a little thing. You wonder

where she gets it from. Satoko

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Miyahara with a new season's best to

take the lead. She is the one to

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chase down in this final group of

six skaters. The oldest skater in

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the contest. 31 years old. Sochi

bronze medallist. A little off the

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pace.

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pace. Qualifying in sixth place. I

think they medal will be out of the

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question for Carolina Kostner of

Italy.

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It was clean in. First jump. That

triple lutz.

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Though, on the triple flip. She

needed that to be the combination.

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Tight on the landing of that triple

toe loop. No combinations, as of

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yet. Oh. Double axel loop triple

salchow. I question the landing of

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the salchow. I think it was clean,

but it had absolutely no edge.

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Uncharacteristically error strewn

from Carolina Kostner of Italy and

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she needs every trick to work

perfectly if she is to keep up with

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the young guns.

Yes, you cannot

compete with her experience and

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performance manner and style, but

she needed those triple triple

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combinations, of which we did not

see any. She got the triple lutz

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back this season which was a bonus

and it was the one thing that did

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work. Very tentative with some of

the landings.

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the landings.

139.29 for Carolina

Kostner. She sits in second place

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behind Satoko Miyahara of Japan. An

exquisite skate from the Japanese

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means she is still out in front.

Here she is. She set a short

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programme world record two days ago.

This long programme helped the

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Olympic athletes of Russia to the

silver medal in the team event. This

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is Alina Zagitova, the young

pretender. The gold medal within her

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grasp. Does she have what it takes

to bear the pressure on those

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15-year-old shoulders?

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Do not look for the big jumps to be

coming early in this performance.

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The later they come, you do get

bonus points.

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bonus points. Alina Zagitova back

ends her programme with all her

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technical jumping elements. So it is

the choreographic sequence and the

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spins and step sequence that will

come first.

All about maxing out

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those points.

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Oh, that would have been the triple

lutz triple loop accommodation. Just

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taking the lutz there, so how well

does she think on her feet?

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does she think on her feet? Double

axel, triple toe loop.

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Triple flip, double toe loop, double

loop.

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The second triple lutz will come now

and it has to be in the combination

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and she will want it to be with the

triple toe loop.

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triple toe loop. No, she'll do it

with the triple loop.

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And the triple flip.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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And it looks for a second like Alina

Zagitova had been the first to blink

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in this race for gold, that missed

combination on the start, but she

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sought on her feet.

She did not have

the perfect landing on that triple

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lutz, although she has been given

positive praise for execution on it.

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But yes, she came back, has exactly

the same content as was planned,

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just not necessarily the order she

would liked to have delivered it.

I

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don't suppose it matters which order

it comes out as well as it is

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executed as beautifully as she did

it. So it's not a new season's best,

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it's not a new world record. 239.57

is the combined total. Beat that and

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you will be in for a gold medal.

And

the door is open.

Kaetlyn Osmond,

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World Championship silver medallist

last time round, Gabriel Dale man

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took the bronze, the first time two

Canadian women have been on the

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World Championship podium at the

same time.

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same time. She was just two points

behind Medvedeva in the Silver medal

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position.

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Kaetlyn had a glorious performance

in the short programme. Many thought

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and are marked in terms of component

scores. Certainly technically she

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delivered. Can she do it today?

There's the triple flip and there's

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the triple toe loop. Exquisite.

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Double axel, triple toe loop. Fast,

light, easy. Keep this momentum

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going, please.

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Overcooked the take off on the

triple lutz, stepped out.

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Good on the triple loop. Needed

that. And she also needs the second

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triple flip. Only one triple lutz in

this programme planned, so every

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triple will need to be perfect from

now on.

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There you go.

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Triple salchow, double toe loop,

double loop.

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Last offered jumps, double axel. --

the last of her jumps.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Canada's Black Swan, flying in for a

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place on the podium.

Just that one

tiny mistake. Falling out of the

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landing of the triple lutz, but

goodness me.

She had a lead though,

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going into this free skate, after

the short programme will stop about

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three points ahead of Satoko

Miyahara, the Japanese skater in

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fourth position, so she has a very,

very slight advantage to play with.

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Up to second, 152.15, it's a

season's best, a massive season's

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best, ten points better than her

previous mark and Kaetlyn Osmond

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holds onto that bronze medal

position, friends off the challenge

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from Satoko Miyahara of Japan and

she is guaranteed herself the medal

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with that performance. And here is

our last skater at this Olympic

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Games, and what a way to close the

show. Evgenia Medvedeva, the two

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time world champion, the favourite

for so long to win this Olympic

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title. Broke the world record in the

short programme, just to watch

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Zagitova snatch it back. Medvedeva

skates to save the gold that fought

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two years was destined to be hers.

-- that for two years was destined

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to be hers.

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Anna Canarinha is the soundtrack --

Anna Karen Nina.

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Triple flip, triple toe loop to

open.

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There is the lutz.

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Strong second triple flip.

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And a beautiful triple loop.

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That's it, triple salchow, triple

toe loop, just one more double axel.

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The jumps are done.

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This is your gold medal winning

performance. She is absolutely on

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the money.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

It's marvellous, from Medvedeva

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reggae.

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reggae. Ready to relinquish her

crown, the double world champion

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still the very, very best in the

world.

I thought that was the best

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I've seen her skate in a long time.

It's a programme that Swann Herrera

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World Championship before. Now,

surely enough for the Olympic title

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as well. -- it's won her the World

Championship before.

Made the

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decision to change programmes

mid-season, came back to one that

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she said made her feel something

really different on the ice.

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Oh, it is not enough. 156.65 for

Evgenia Medvedeva and that is the

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gold medal missing. Wow. Heartbreak

for Evgenia Medvedeva, who thought

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she had done enough. Alina Zagitova,

like the rest of us, cannot believe

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what she is hearing. Fantastic

performance from Alina Zagitova, we

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can take nothing away from the

15-year-old but she has pulled off

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an enormous upset at the Olympic

Games. Confirmation that the

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15-year-old upstart from Russia has

caused another enormous shock,

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beating her countrywoman Evgenia

Medvedeva, two time world champion

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and favourite for the title. What a

shock here.

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and favourite for the title. What a

shock here.

We have been very

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excited about the rivalry. I think

it is something we might see for

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many years to come.

TRANSLATION:

The competition, we are

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in real life very good friends, but

in sport, I think the competition is

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very important and it makes us grow

together.

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together.

Congratulations on your

silver medal. It looked very

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emotional afterwards.

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emotional afterwards.

It was

unexpected for everyone. I am an

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emotional person. I thought, I am in

the Olympics. I did a clean, free

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programme. I did my best to date. I

put all my soul into this

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competition.

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competition. I think it was happy

crying.

An individual bronze medal.

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You have had Olympic medals before

but this is your first individual

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one.

It is so exciting. Team medals

are special, they are with almost a

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family and having team support is

rewarding but to be able to do this

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by myself proved I am strong and

able to do this without the aid of a

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team, that means so much to me also.

Celebrations on the ice perhaps

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muted because after that performance

by Evgenia Medvedeva, we had her

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nailed on for the gold medal but

Alina Zagitova came through with the

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world record short programme.

They

had identical scores in the free

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programme which I am surprised out.

Alina Zagitova is a brilliant

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technician and was on it today but

she worked with the brain and did

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not give me any heart and not

skating people would say Evgenia

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Medvedeva today gave us everything.

Yes, the jumps are quite tiny but

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they are clean and pristine. The

performance was glorious and it was

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the right move to go back to an old

performance and programme. You could

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see it in her face, she was slightly

shocked and I think a lot of us are.

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She was heartbroken when the result

came up. She is normally cool and

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calm. She could not hide it. She was

in tears at the end of the

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performance because she thought she

had done it, and then at the end of

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the result also.

You have this

building up, a couple of years

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towards this ultimate performance.

At some point your body goes, I am

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done and it is the outpouring of

emotion that is honest and natural

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and what I thought, bringing Kaetlyn

Osmond into the conversation, she

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has not been one to hold it together

when things start to go wrong and it

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was a tiny mistake. Sometimes that

is all it needs but the rest of her

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performance was supreme and the

three women on these podium are

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correct but for us, figure skating

fans and not it's calleds, we would

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have loved to see Evgenia Medvedeva

on the top.

It was the world record

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short programme that won it for

Alina Zagitova in the end. Is this

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the best figure skating Olympics you

have seen?

Collectively across the

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board, all four disciplines, some

upsets, some phenomenal performances

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and collectively yes, probably the

best games I have been to.

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Back to the mountains

now and the final of

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the women's ski cross.

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One Brit in action here.

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Emily Sarsfield finally making it

to an Olympics after missing out

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on Vancouver eight years ago

and Sochi in 2014.

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Graham Bell and Ed Leigh

are your commentators.

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Up at the top we have the first of

our quarters in the gate. Starting

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procedure. It says, skiers ready.

Then, attention. One to four seconds

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later, the gate will open. The

Austrian, 28 years old. Kennedy with

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a brilliant start. Wearing the green

Bay Packers.

Lisa Andersson in

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yellow. -- wearing the green bib.

This is a race for second place

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right now. A problem.

Limbacher is

down.

Wow, that is a big surprise.

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Anderson and Kennedy out in front.

The Australian leading the Swede.

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This is a toilet bowl of a berm and

Kennedy has a great technique,

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absorbing the jumps. Never write off

third place.

We know how much drama

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can unfold on the finishing straight

as Anderson Thaksin behind Kennedy.

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-- Anderson

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tucks in behind Kennedy-Sim.

Limbacher snagged on the gate and

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sheep in wheeled off the step down.

-- she pinned wheeled off the step

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down. Shoulder to shoulder through

this section. This is where we see

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the mistakes begin. Limbacher going

down hard. Hooks the tale of the

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skis into that gate. That will hurt.

She landed on the flat. It is a

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testament to just how determined ski

cross racers are to stay on their

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feet at all costs. She battled bat

well after anyone else would have

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given up on it as a lost cause.

Clinging to the edges, praying she

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could get back up. In the

background, you see the Swiss, just

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getting in the back-seat of the

final kicker. Sami Kennedy-Sim.

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Andersson in second.

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Andersson in second. I think Sandra

Naeslund and Fanny Smith have the

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speed in the second of the

quarterfinals. Watch out for

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Naeslund wearing red and Smith in

green. And also the French skier in

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blue, she was asked in the previous

round.

We saw it with the men. They

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have brilliant technique and she

raced tenaciously in the eighth

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round.

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round. Naeslund undoubtedly the

favourite. 21 years old but a

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veteran of these sport. Pressure on

the skis on the gate.

We have the

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2013 world champion in Fanny Smith

and the 2017 reigning world champion

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in Sandra Naeslund.

Fanny Smith was

lightning out of the starting gate

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but she could not hold off Naeslund.

Fanny Smith has gone past.

The

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others have a great view of this.

Naeslund and Smith have the speed

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and ability.

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and ability. Just hoping she can

stay

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stay in touch Kucerova.

This is the

technical section. Kucerova on the

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inside of Naeslund.

Which means she

will be on the outside in the next

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turn so Naeslund should be able to

shut the door.

The French skier has

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fought her way back and she is going

nicely. What a view from Kucerova as

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they come to the first of the four

jumps.

Brilliant pictures. It is a

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shame for Kucerova, because she is

in last place but we can watch the

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race unfolds. Fanny Smith comes

through with sound

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through with sound Renee is learned

in second. We thought they would

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progress through and we are not

wrong. -- with Naeslund in second.

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That was her chance but on the

outside of the bend.

Fantastic.

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Seeing it from that angle and

understanding how close they are.

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How much nerve you have to have to

race between 40 and 80 kilometres

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per hour.

And flying 20, 30 metres.

In close proximity. It is

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breathtaking. Brilliant, brilliant

racing here.

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racing here.

Naeslund giving them

cause for concern but making it

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through with the Swiss. Fanny Smith.

Now, Brittany Phelan of

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Now, Brittany Phelan of Canada stop

Alizee Baron the Frenchwoman wearing

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green. Emily Sarsfield. Great

Britain.

Brittany Phelan

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Britain.

Brittany Phelan wearing the

red bib.

Emily Sarsfield needs to

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stand up in this compression. They

are out. Go on, Emily, that is much

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better. The other athletes able to

pull away.

Baron leading Phelan stop

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the green bib the Frenchwoman unable

to hold off this charge from Phelan.

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Emily Sarsfield making up ground.

Phelan soaking up the jump.

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Phelan soaking up the jump. Pixner.

She

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She is in third place. And then

Emily Sarsfield.

Coming through the

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jump. Great skiing from the

Canadian. Very close.

Again, as they

0:42:150:42:22

come into the technical section.

Pixner the Italian is leaning on

0:42:220:42:26

baron.

Baron has the inside line.

You have to make a different move.

0:42:260:42:31

You cannot come on that side along

that straightaway.

Pixner skating

0:42:310:42:38

through the right hand, trying to

get in contact with baron. Pixner

0:42:380:42:43

very quick, but the draft is not

working. Again, she sits back.

0:42:430:42:50

Brittany Phelan in first. Baron, the

Frenchwoman, joining her in the

0:42:500:42:54

semifinals. In that race there were

two skiers with really good form.

0:42:540:43:04

Brittany Phelan, from what we have

seen so far, is looking like a

0:43:040:43:11

favourite, if not to take a gold

medal, certainly a place on the

0:43:110:43:15

podium. Brittany Phelan's motto is

danger is real, fear is a choice.

0:43:150:43:22

That should be a T-shirt. Phelan

coasting over in first followed by

0:43:220:43:31

baron. Pixner in the back-seat in

third.

Back up to the top. Kelsey

0:43:310:43:42

Serwa is the highest seed in the

third of these quarterfinals.

The

0:43:420:43:49

Austrian does not have the skis

speed but has good technique on the

0:43:490:43:53

turn. Kelsey Serwa very fast in the

qualifying round. And the Russian, I

0:43:530:44:05

am not sure she will be in this

race.

0:44:050:44:12

race.

A brave man would try to

predict ski cross.

0:44:120:44:21

predict ski cross.

Luedi poised in

third. We have seen her overtake

0:44:230:44:26

like this. It is a breathtaking

chase down. Kelsey Serwa leading

0:44:260:44:33

comfortably.

0:44:330:44:40

comfortably. Luedi is down, but she

held on somehow.

Luedi has great

0:44:400:44:47

speed. Her skis are flying. She is

not controlling the jumps and she

0:44:470:44:51

has to be careful. I said it would

take a brave man to predict it but

0:44:510:44:57

it is exactly how I predicted.

I

think Luedi will ask

0:44:570:45:05

think Luedi will ask her ski tech to

adjust her skis! Ofner has perfect

0:45:050:45:10

technique over the jumps so if there

is any way to catch Luedi, it is

0:45:100:45:16

here.

Luedi sitting back a little

bit.

Ofner. Nothing she could do

0:45:160:45:26

with those skis. The Swiss just out

of sight. Kelsey Serwa, I think the

0:45:260:45:32

fastest we have seen so far.

Look at

this, look how well Kelsey Serwa

0:45:320:45:39

riding over the Wu-Tang. Generating

speed. She was in the lead all the

0:45:390:45:43

way through. That was the crash from

the Russian.

If you lose contact on

0:45:430:45:50

the negative Traverse, you are gone.

0:45:500:45:55

Katrin Ofner and Anastasia

Chirtcova, it's the end of the road

0:45:550:46:01

for them. Sanna Luedi and Kelsey

Serwa have made it into the top

0:46:010:46:06

eight.

Sandra Naeslund was the

fourth fastest in the feeding

0:46:060:46:14

rounds, so she gets the red bib, so

she chooses first which position she

0:46:140:46:18

will start. And then Fanny Smith's

choice in green, and then Sami

0:46:180:46:25

Kennedy-Sim in blue chooses third,

then Lisa Andersson, only 17th

0:46:250:46:31

fastest in the feeding round. There

is the Swede, the young Swede.

Next

0:46:310:46:37

to her fellow countrywoman and the

favourite here, Sandra Naeslund.

Six

0:46:370:46:42

World Cup victories out of eight

this season, but watch out for Fanny

0:46:420:46:48

Smith.

And American dad, an

Englishman.

Very good overtaken as

0:46:480:46:53

well.

Then Sami Kennedy-Sim, started

racing on the World Cup in 2008.

Her

0:46:530:47:01

husband actually competed in

cross-country. At the Olympic Games.

0:47:010:47:13

Ben Sim. Here we go. First of the

semis. Undoubtedly Kennedy-Sim's

0:47:140:47:23

best Olympics and she sits down

terribly.

Oh, no, that was a shame

0:47:230:47:28

for the Australian because she's of

the running. Naeslund is out in

0:47:280:47:34

front, like we thought she would be.

Fanny Smith is in second. What can

0:47:340:47:38

the young Swede do, what can

Andersson do? She's got to do

0:47:380:47:42

something to stay in touch.

At the

moment Fanny Smith looking

0:47:420:47:45

blisteringly quick on those skis

again as they come over this really

0:47:450:47:52

long and low, beautifully measured

jump than into the off camber.

0:47:520:47:56

Andersson has gone and it's the two

favourites that we thought would be

0:47:560:48:01

quick in this competition who are

out in front. Fanny Smith isn't

0:48:010:48:04

going to do anything stupid here.

She's a very, very intelligent

0:48:040:48:08

competitor. I hope I haven't just

given her the commentator's curse!

0:48:080:48:14

Just soaking up this technical step

down. Then you can just see

0:48:140:48:20

Kennedy-Sim, who had that terrible

start and took herself out of the

0:48:200:48:23

running in third place. It seems at

the moment a very simple 1-2-macro

0:48:230:48:29

for Naeslund and Smith. -- a very

simple 1-2, for Naeslund and Smith.

0:48:290:48:37

Naeslund has remembered the form

book.

0:48:370:48:40

You can see how they jump up there,

just, just making it up into the

0:48:440:48:51

birdbath can put Fanny Smith was

brilliant through there. That was

0:48:510:48:55

incredible technique. This is where

we seen loads of mistakes from Smith

0:48:550:48:58

but it's Andersson who explodes out

of the berm and into the nets at the

0:48:580:49:05

bottom of the picture there.

You

come off the negative, there's a

0:49:050:49:09

slight roller that gets you light

and that there is a compression as

0:49:090:49:12

you go into the berm so you don't

have just the centrifugal force of

0:49:120:49:16

the turn, you've also got this

gravity effect of squashing you down

0:49:160:49:22

and Lisa Andersson just having the

weight ever so slightly back and not

0:49:220:49:27

able to control the skis.

So Sandra

Naeslund of Sweden wearing the red

0:49:270:49:37

bib, takes first, and looks very,

very strong. Then Fanny Smith of

0:49:370:49:41

Switzerland will join her. So the

fans enjoying the racing here. We go

0:49:410:49:50

back up for the second of the

semifinals. Two spots in the final

0:49:500:49:54

full stop the prize, but what is the

cost, that's the question in ski

0:49:540:50:01

Cross racing.

Kelsey Serwa in the

red bib, she is world champion from

0:50:010:50:06

2011. She's been there or

thereabouts. She's the silver

0:50:060:50:09

medallist. There's Sanna Luedi the

Swiss racer, very, very quick skis,

0:50:090:50:14

flashed up asked fast along the

flat. Kelsey Serwa, Silver medal

0:50:140:50:19

last time round, coming in with

great form. Brittany Phelan competed

0:50:190:50:24

in Sochi in slalom, placed 50 in the

last Olympics in slalom, but has

0:50:240:50:30

switched to cross, and Alizee Baron,

the French skier.

25-year-old from

0:50:300:50:35

France. She has looked very, very

fast so far.

Expect the Canadians to

0:50:350:50:41

go out of the start like absolute

rockets.

Luedi, closest to the

0:50:410:50:47

camera in the yellow bib, has the

lightning fast skis, and she's been

0:50:470:50:51

going very well on the gliding

sections. The ultimate test comes

0:50:510:50:54

now. Can she catch the Canadians?

Will Canadians be out in front?

0:50:540:50:59

Kelsey Serwa is looking good.

0:50:590:51:08

Kelsey Serwa is looking good.

Serwa

is looking breathtaking. What can

0:51:090:51:13

Phelan do? She's making a move on

the French skier.

Hold the front

0:51:130:51:19

page, the Swiss has got back in with

those lightning fast skis and she's

0:51:190:51:24

reeling in the Canadian. Serwa

getting dragged back into the pack.

0:51:240:51:28

The Canadians back in front as they

go into the negative.

Incredible

0:51:280:51:32

racing from the Swiss! How did Sanna

Luedi do this? It's absolutely

0:51:320:51:36

ridiculous! Sorry, Luedi is in

third.

Got the skis too high on the

0:51:360:51:43

job but she has the inside line on

the corner, will she make a move on

0:51:430:51:48

Phelan? She's out and another

mistake from Sanna Luedi.

So the

0:51:480:51:54

Canadians running things from the

front at the moment.

You've got to

0:51:540:51:58

say Kelsey Serwa looks really,

really strong. She's looked strong.

0:51:580:52:03

Wow.

We saw her have that easy first

A final and we weren't sure if it

0:52:030:52:09

was her speed all the mistakes of

the Russian and the Italians she was

0:52:090:52:12

up against, but Brittany Phelan from

Kelsey Serwa. Then SANA loonie and

0:52:120:52:19

-- -- then Sanna Luedi trying to

keep up, it's a 1-2 for the

0:52:190:52:26

Canadians. Have a look at this start

here. It was the red bib of Kelsey

0:52:260:52:34

Serwa who got the better start.

Alizee Baron got into second place,

0:52:340:52:43

but great skiing from Brittany

Phelan over the roller-coaster

0:52:430:52:45

section. Sanna Luedi was out of it

but fought her way back in, there

0:52:450:52:50

was a mistake by the French racer.

As they come through this section

0:52:500:52:54

keep your eye on the Bluebeard at

the back.

Brittany Phelan made a

0:52:540:52:59

move to overtake Kelsey Serwa.

0:52:590:53:06

move to overtake Kelsey Serwa.

Look

at Alizee Baron, it's a little push

0:53:060:53:07

from Sanna Luedi there. She lays the

push. Onto Alizee Baron.

0:53:070:53:17

push. Onto Alizee Baron. Sanna Luedi

continues on the inside but wasn't

0:53:190:53:21

able to capitalise. Was it a push?

It was, I think the judges and jury

0:53:210:53:28

will be looking at this to see if

there was any illegal contact there.

0:53:280:53:32

The bullfrog technique of Phelan and

Serwa, then Sanna Luedi, no one to

0:53:320:53:39

blame but herself. She fought

valiantly but it was that terrible

0:53:390:53:44

start that took her out.

0:53:440:53:53

start that took her out.

So the

Canadians again guaranteed a medal

0:53:530:53:55

before the final even starts, just

like in the men's competition.

0:53:550:54:00

Confirmation that Brittany Phelan

crossed the line first their ahead

0:54:000:54:03

of Kelsey Serwa and disappointment

for Alizee Baron.

Now back up to the

0:54:030:54:12

top and its finals time. The four

fastest racers on the day who's

0:54:120:54:16

managed to get cleanly down the

course in the last three races. The

0:54:160:54:20

two Canadians who joined up in the

semifinals are now flanked by Swiss

0:54:200:54:27

and one Swede.

0:54:270:54:33

and one Swede.

Sandra Naeslund, six

World Cup wins this season but this

0:54:330:54:36

is in the World Cup, if this is the

Olympic Games and this is how they

0:54:360:54:41

line up. Elsie Searle in the red,

one of the fastest in qualifying.

0:54:410:54:44

Brittany Phelan has looked really

impressive wearing the green bib and

0:54:440:54:48

Sandra Naeslund wearing blue and

Fanny Smith in the yellow bib there.

0:54:480:54:54

Silver medallist Kelsey Serwa last

time round, can she go one better

0:54:540:55:00

here? Brittany Phelan, X Alpine

skier, raised in slalom in Sochi,

0:55:000:55:06

placed 15. She's going to do a whole

lot better than that today. And

0:55:060:55:12

Sandra Naeslund dominated the World

Cup tour this season, just 21 years

0:55:120:55:16

old. My money Phelan. Phelan,

Naeslund, Serwa, Smith, there's my

0:55:160:55:26

prediction. Let's see how it runs.

Serwa for me over Naeslund, Phelan

0:55:260:55:31

out.

Right, here we go. Who will

have the quickest start? The hold

0:55:310:55:40

shot, pressure on the skis, pressure

on the date. A little bit of a delay

0:55:400:55:45

there's the drop. It's Serwa ahead,

Phelan with work to do.

Exploding

0:55:450:55:50

out, Phelan drags back and Fanny

Smith looking very fast through the

0:55:500:55:54

inside but Serwa holds her nerve and

holds her line, neck and neck,

0:55:540:55:58

shoulder to shoulder.

Here comes

Phelan Throop, coming up against

0:55:580:56:02

Naeslund.

Naeslund and Phelan and

Smith all packed in there together,

0:56:020:56:07

literally touching each other in the

air.

Wow! Kelsey Serwa out in front,

0:56:070:56:12

just a little bit of daylight

between the two of them and its

0:56:120:56:16

Smith in second.

Naeslund in the

blue bib moving deep into the

0:56:160:56:21

left-hander as they fly through this

step up berm step-down set up. Serwa

0:56:210:56:29

leading from the front, Smith

explodes and opens the door to

0:56:290:56:31

Phelan and Naeslund.

Phelan is

coming through, she needs to come in

0:56:310:56:39

and she's got into silver medal

position.

Look at the battle for

0:56:390:56:43

bronze at the back. Naeslund and

Smith.

It's going to Smith's -- is

0:56:430:56:47

going to dismiss, it's Serwa at the

moment.

The Canadians looking so in

0:56:470:56:54

control in the final.

One last

chance, tips up and the bronze medal

0:56:540:56:59

for Switzerland just ahead of

Naeslund. Naeslund, such a dominant

0:56:590:57:04

force on the World Cup, unable to

assert our presence in the final.

Up

0:57:040:57:09

against two very powerful Canadians

there in Serwa and she got herself a

0:57:090:57:14

head there and once she was out in

front there was no stopping her.

0:57:140:57:18

Finally, finally, a medal for Fanny

Smith that the Olympic Games.

0:57:180:57:23

Brittany Phelan had terrible start

here and I thought that was her

0:57:230:57:26

chance gone, but fought her way

through. It was incredible. Kelsey

0:57:260:57:31

Serwa went out in front.

This was

brilliant, where Fanny Smith starts

0:57:310:57:36

to lean right on Kelsey Serwa in the

red bib and I think at this point

0:57:360:57:41

Serwa, that's where she makes her

move. This puts her out in front and

0:57:410:57:45

no one is close to her after that

point.

Look at Phelan, in last place

0:57:450:57:50

there and able to move right the way

through into Silver.

Leaning on

0:57:500:57:54

Naeslund on the outside there and

that's it, exactly it, the battle

0:57:540:57:58

between yellow and blue there, Smith

and Naeslund opens the door for

0:57:580:58:02

Phelan and the silver medal.

Serwa

is gone by that stage.

Yeah,

0:58:020:58:10

absolutely rocketing out into gold

medal position.

Kelsey Serwa fists

0:58:100:58:14

in Vancouver, second Sochi and she's

finally taken the first place spot

0:58:140:58:21

here. Very, very impressive.

I've

got to say that was real excitement.

0:58:210:58:27

It started slowly but it builds and

built and built and what a final,

0:58:270:58:32

what a way to end the women's ski

cross competition.

There is your

0:58:320:58:38

podium, Kelsey Serwa with the gold,

Brittany Phelan with silver and

0:58:380:58:42

Switzerland's Fanny Smith with

bronze.

0:58:420:58:45

That's all from us for now, but I'll

be back at 25 past midnight over

0:58:450:58:46

That's all from us for now, but I'll

be back at 25 past midnight over

0:58:460:58:49

on BBC One with live coverage

of the men's big air,

0:58:490:58:51

which, if whe Women's is anything

to go by, is well worth

0:58:510:58:54

staying up for.

0:58:540:58:55

See you then.

0:58:550:58:57

Radzi Chinyanganya hosts the action as the women's figure skating competition reaches its climax, and there's sure to be thrills and spills in the women's ski cross.