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Day 1 Highlights

Highlights of day one of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The first two medals of the games were awarded in women's cross-country skiing and men's short track speed skating.


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Previously at the Winter Olympics.

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Welcome to Today at The Games and

it's the day after the night before.

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The opening ceremony

was a huge hit but now

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is where the action really starts.

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Hundreds of millions of viewers

around the world and the athletes

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loved it. Now they must focus on the

serious business of winning medals.

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Here's what's coming up:

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In from the cold - Elise Christie

begins her Olympic campaign.

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Style icons Jamie Nicholls

and Billy Morgan try to qualify

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for the slopestyle final.

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There's nothing normal

about the normal hill -

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it's a leap of faith

for the ski jumpers.

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Going downhill very quickly,

can anyone break the German

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domination in the men's luge?

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A country divided becomes a country

united in the women's ice hockey.

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Korea take on the very

neutral Switzerland.

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The first gold of the Games

was awarded early this morning

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as Sweden's Charlotte Kalla beat

the Iron Lady, Marit Bjoergen

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of Norway, in the skiathlon.

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This is a reverse of their placings

four years ago in Sochi.

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They get awarded the mascot, the

White Tiger, at the venue and then

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there is a medal ceremony later. On

the left, a third Olympic gold medal

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for Kalle but for Marit Bjoergen,

record-breaking 11th medal as she

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moved to the top of the list for

FEMA Winter Olympians. She has more

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opportunities to come.

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With me in the studio,

two short track speed skating

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experts and a skeleton champion.

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Sarah Lindsay, who competed in short

track at three Olympics.

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Jon Eley who also represented GB

at three Olympics and Amy Williams

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who won gold in Vancouver

in the bone-shaking skeleton.

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Lots to discuss and we start

with Elise Christie,

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touted as GB's best chance

for a gold medal and potentially

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the first Briton to win more

than one medal at the same Winter

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Games.

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As we know in short track,

you can't take anything for granted

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but Elise has learnt a whole lot

from her heartbreak four

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years ago in Sochi.

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Turmoil for Christy!

Being

disqualified in Sochi hurt.

They've

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gone down!

I thought about never

staking again. It took me two years

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to get over that. It made me tougher

than I ever thought I could be.

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Christie, aiming to become the first

British woman to win a short track

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world title. Christie leading the

charge. It is going to be tight.

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She's done it! She is the world

champion! Elise Christie. Here comes

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Christie on the inside. It is

another gold!

Proving something to

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the world, one gold, two golds,

three golds. When something breaks

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your heart, it takes awhile to love

it again I'm smiling now. I'm ready

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for the spotlight.

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She

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She is now 27 and this is what she

has already achieved, gold in the

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1000 metres and a 1500 metres and

the prestigious overall title at the

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World Championships last year. In

the European Championships in 2016,

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gold in the 500, 1000, 1500 and the

overall. She's also the world record

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holder at 500.

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What a story it will be if Elise can

get something from these Games.

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It is so exciting.

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Her first chance of a medal

is in the 500m, but she has

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to qualify through the heats first.

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David McDaid picks up the story.

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He's got a precious ticket

to the Gangneung Ice Arena.

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It is fair to say Elise Christie's

last experience of the Winter

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Olympics did not exactly go to plan.

I think we all know what happened.

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They've gone down! They've all gone

down!

Since then, though, she's gone

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from strength to strength and she

comes here to a country that loves

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its short track, as the overall

world champion. So good this time be

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a different story? -- could this

time.

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Skating high-speed!

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For the Korean team, gold medal and

your country, British, silver medal.

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LAUGHTER

We've got four athletes involved a

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night for Great Britain but the one

that most people will be focusing on

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is Elise Christie. Sochi, everyone

knows, well-documented, did not go

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so well. How does she feel ahead of

her return to the Olympic ice?

She's

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in really good spirits, actually. I

think we are ready now for getting

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racing. There's always going to be

elements of excitement, anxiety.

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This is such a big platform for

competing in. But I would say that

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talking to her this morning at

breakfast and lunch, she's ready she

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wants to come out and the redemption

everyone has been talking about.

In

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terms of Great Britain, a big night

for Elise Christie.

It certainly is,

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I think it's going to be a game

changing night for Elise Christie.

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The one thing she really needs to be

concerned about the night is staying

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relaxed, that is the key thing.

This

is the home of short track. What

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will it be like in there tonight?

Ballistic, Nicky will be at the

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barriers, trying to instructor and

hopefully she will be at the start.

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She won't be able to hear a word he

is saying. It's going to be

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absolutely electric inside the

building.

It's been exactly 1450

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days that Elise Christie has had to

wait it out last Olympic experience

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but very shortly, she will be back

out on the Olympic ice and I tell

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you what, the atmosphere is

incredible!

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COMMENTATOR: The triple world

champion from 2017, Elise Christie

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from Great Britain. Four and a half

laps of the track. Important for

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Elise Christie to make a clean start

to her campaign and she is underway.

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Christie goes to the fight and that

is where she will intend to stay, to

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stay out of any trouble. Elise

Christie, leading. The Korean is the

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real threat in this competition,

Shin, that at the moment. Christie

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out of the gate Greg Leigh. Staying

out of trouble. Qu Chunyu right

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behind her. Shim Sukhee of Korea

will have to try to challenge. They

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are going to take the Bell and

Christie is still leading. To join

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you in second place and it is going

to be a real battle with Shim career

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trying to get around the outside.

Elise Christie is they be true to

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the quarterfinals.

That was a start

and a half, finishing first in the

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heat and earned Olympic record.

Crazy, I did not even feel like I

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was going max, I went hard of the

first lap and a half because I've

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practised my start a lot as I said

before and it went really well and

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then I was trying to maintain a good

speed after that. If I've got more

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in the bag, that is a good thing.

We

know what happened in Sochi at the

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last games but it's been a long way

to get out there again. How did you

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feel beforehand?

I was so nervous! I

was like, "Maybe I won't do it

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because I'm so nervous". But when I

got to the line I was just excited.

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I'm glad I got to race in front of

everyone again.

That was certainly

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an Olympic return worth waiting for,

first in her heat, really fast time

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and hopefully that is all the nerves

banished. Now just the small matter

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of three more races on Tuesday but

fingers crossed, the first Olympic

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medal.

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Those three races on Tuesday start

at about 10am, she will have the

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quarterfinals in and hopefully it

all goes to plan for the semifinals

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and the final, BBC One, to follow

Elise Christie through on Tuesday

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morning. Sarah, you never really

well. You have been texting already

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after the race, before the race.

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well. You have been texting already

after the race, before the race.

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What was your response to the

performance, how did she look?

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Incredible, got off the start before

everyone else, she said she was

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nervous but I think it helped

because of the adrenaline, she

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blasted away from

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because of the adrenaline, she

blasted away from everybody so it

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did not hurt.

John, her technique at

the start, wages are effective?

The

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reaction to the gun, it sounds like

she's been doing a lot of work in

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the last few days in training and

like Sarah said, she looked sharp

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and ready to go and get herself in

front and very smooth after that.

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Sarah, talk me through the line she

takes, very wide in the early laps

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into the bend.

She's trying to take

the fastest line in the early laps

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because her speed is so quick and

nobody is catching her until later.

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In the last lap, she is starting to

shut the track down a bit more but

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to start with, she is skating her

line as quick as she can.

She ended

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up second fastest of the qualifiers.

How important is that and what does

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it mean for the quarterfinals on

Tuesday, to be right up at the top

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of the time leaderboard?

It puts a

performance marker down and going

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into the next round, she will have

lain one which is the favourite to

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Lane so she can get another good

start and hopefully get out in front

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again.

Amy, it must have felt such a

long wait, for years to get your

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chance again.

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Is it worse in the first rung of a

skeleton, the first short track

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event, just the first event?

You

need to get yourself out there, even

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if it is just a training run, for

us, get one run under your belt, I'm

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fine, now I can relax and let the

butterflies settle to the bottom of

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it and then it is like your

concentration is heightened and you

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could really focus on what your job

is and what you are doing.

You

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already on this list it is a very

short list of individual gold

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medallists from Great Britain at the

Winter Olympics. This is the list

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Elise Christie wants to join.

Jeanette Altwegg in 1952, John Curry

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and Robin Cousins, Amy Williams in

2010 and Lizzy Yarnold in 2014, the

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only British athletes who have as

individuals won a gold medal and the

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other thing Elise Christie could do,

Sarah, and these are things I know

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you don't think about before but we

love talking about them, she could

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become the first British Winter

Olympian to win multiple their

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medals at one games.

Fingers crossed

, she had three chances and I think

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she's stronger in the 1000 and the

1500. I think if she gets the first

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one done and get the monkey off the

back and then she will fly through

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the rest.

This is the kind of frame

of mind that she is in. She posted

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this on Instagram. I think it looks

like a giant would be Kocian!

I

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think it is.

Where on earth has she

found that?

Everyone is stressed and

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if she's nervous but obviously not.

People say it is boring in the

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village but obviously not!

Where did

she find it?

Did you texted to tell

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her to go to bed?

I reposted it

laughing at her read it and she

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wrote back saying she loved me! It

was quite late for her so I can't

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member what time it was for us but

it was about 11pm, nearly 11:30pm so

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I told her to go to bed.

She will be

firmly asleep right now because it

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is for 15 AM in Korea. There was a

final in the short track speed

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skating and the lights of the home

crowd were high with two athletes

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going for gold in the 1500.

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Wilf O'Reilly and Simon Brotherton.

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Wilf O'Reilly and Simon Brotherton.

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COMMENTATOR: Semen Elistratov was

impressive in the semifinal and now

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hitting the front is Lindsey O John

and Hwang Daeheon going around the

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outside, trying to get to the front,

Hwang leading this Olympic final

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with half a dozen laps to go.

The

Koreans though it is such a long

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way, nine skaters in this final and

moving around the outside with

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either to go.

What a race this is

going to be, slowly winding it up

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faster and faster and they managed

is they are bright. Sjinkie Knegt is

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being followed down the back

straight by Lim Hyojun and Hwang

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Darheon. Semen Elistratov back in

fifth. The bad folk and Ed loitering

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at the back. Bregerie is a dinky can

I get at the front, the world record

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holder. A desperate struggle, one of

the Koreans has gone out and the bad

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Cabinet! Lim Hyojun still leading

from the dinky can get in second

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place. Semen Elistratov is third as

they have one lap to go and Korea

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leading the way, up towards the

line, Lim Hyojun, Lim Hyojun coming

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up towards the finish, Lim Hyojun

takes it! The dinky ends with the

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silver medal and Semen Elistratov,

the Olympic Athlete from Russia,

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take the bronze, and the hosts have

a gold, they have struck gold in the

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Ice Arena. They have lifted the

roof. What certainly is a win for

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Lim Hyojun of South Korea. That

confirms that Lim Hyojun in an

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Olympic record time is the winner.

Stinky can

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Knegt has a silver to add to the

Bronzino in Sochi.

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CLARE BALDING: he tactically...

He

moved up the pack, moved into first

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just at the right time and Knegt had

nothing on him. On the last two

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laps, the crowd wanted to push into

the finish line.

It makes a real

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difference and nine skaters in the

body which meant they would never

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all get round a 1-piece snow are

done, it is fine. -- in one piece.

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Alain Baxter won gold in salt Lake

City so technically was the first

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British skier to win a medal on

snow. But was disqualified for being

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tested positive for a banned

substance, so Jenny Jones. To follow

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in her footsteps was Jamie Nicholls.

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Young Jamie Nicholls from Halifax

one of the best rail riders in the

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world.

How much did you enjoy Sochi?

I loved it, it was such a great

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place to go to and it was such great

place because it was well organised.

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Because I did well it makes

everything so much better. I the

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best run I have ever done and the

trip was really fun and I enjoyed

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it.

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it.

You are a threat in any contest,

do you think the setup in South

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Korea is going to suit you?

I am

thinking, this looks good, so many

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different options and rails. Up

rails, drop-down rails and I love

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doing transfers, it is my favourite

thing. Transfer 450 in two down

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rails on the other side. Hopefully

they will put something good down.

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How do you view your chances in

Pyeongchang?

I hope I do as well as

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I did in Sochi, if not better. I

would love to get on the podium,

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that would be the icing on the cake

after four years of training.

What

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would be success for you?

It would

be the performance. If I go and do

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the best run and I can do, even if

it wasn't a medal, fifth, sixth, top

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ten would be amazing but if I have

done the best I can do on but day,

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it will be amazing.

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Before Jamie gets to the final,

he has to qualify.

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Also looking to make

the top 12 is ex-gymnast,

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Southampton's Billy Morgan.

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Here's Ed Leigh.

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The slopestyle in Pyeongchang

will be one of the most spectacular

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competitions at these Games.

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The course is beautiful.

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Snow sculpted like marble into huge

features that will be

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a test of technique,

creativity and mettle.

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And the riders will be up

to the challenge, starting

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with the men's qualification today.

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The big names?

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The likes of Marcus Kleveland,

Mark McMorris and Red Gerrard

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should make it through to the final

with room to spare.

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The rest, including

Brits Jamie Nicholls,

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Billy Morgan and Rowan Coultas,

will have to land near-perfect

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runs to progress.

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After a long delay to the start of

the competition, the American Chris

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Corning dropped first in Heat one.

The difficult task facing the judges

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was immediately clear. A clean run

followed by a triple back 14 didn't

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score very highly.

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followed by a triple back 14 didn't

score very highly. Dropping next was

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the favourite for gold, Norway's

Marcus Cleveland.

Here we go. Take a

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breath. This should be the marker. A

lot of speed into the kink rail.

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270. Different line. I feel that

might have been a little mistake,

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but don't worry, he can roll with

the punches. Switch into the first

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of these jumps. Huge switchback.

How

did he stop that rotation?

This is

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the Marcus we know. Bottom jump.

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the Marcus we know. Bottom jump. He

had so much time to spare. He

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finished the four spins and he was

probably still three or four feet in

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the air.

Carlos Garcia night

impressive kicker line saw him go

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second with 80 and Cleveland's

team-mate followed him into the

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final claiming fourth spot with a

1440 on the third kicker. Next drop

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in run one was Jamie Nicholls.

First

Brit of three to drop in. First

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rider to hit the high rail line.

Look how easy he made that look?

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Very nice. Switch 180 on, 360 off.

Best rail section we have seen so

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far.

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far. His adrenaline will be peaking

at the moment.

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at the moment. Backside 1260. It is

looking good for Jamie Nicholls.

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Very nice. Very smart. Score on the

board, that is what we have said.

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Those rails up top, they were the

best we have seen so far.

1260,

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slight handwriting.

71.56, a lot

lower than I thought we were going

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to see.

The Finnish rider went ahead

of Jamie despite a sketchy rail

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section. It left the Brit on the

bubble in the final qualification

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place going into run two.

Needs to

put this down here. Massive.

Jamie!

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It was huge. He saw everyone else

coming up short on that and he sent

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it. Top six will qualify for the

final.

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Painfully close for Jamie Nicholls

and Chris Corning.

Do you feel your

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first score should have gone higher

with what you did?

Yes, I was

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gutted. I felt I was clean through

the rails, I was doing something

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different from everyone else and on

the third section. I don't

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understand. But that is how it goes

sometimes in competitions.

Today

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wasn't my day. As the dust settles,

it is time to pull the action apart.

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Tim, you can be pleased with

yourself on your predictions?

Thank

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you very much, I cheated a bit

because I picked the favourites. The

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surprise package from me was Carlos

Garcia night, the young Kiwi, he

0:22:300:22:34

smashed it.

He wrote so well. A lot

of people felt, Jenny, Jamie

0:22:340:22:41

Nicholls' first run was marked Rey

Lee-Lo?

Yes, he is less technical

0:22:410:22:49

than others and he had a hand drag

and I guess that is what the judges

0:22:490:22:52

are looking for, in needs to be

clean.

They flagged up there might

0:22:520:22:57

be inconsistencies when we saw

another jumper land 90 degrees short

0:22:570:23:04

and kick up a load of snow and we

thought it was the end of the run

0:23:040:23:08

and suddenly he is into fourth place

above Jamie.

That is a question for

0:23:080:23:14

the judges.

You have wriggled out of

that one and the debatable rage, but

0:23:140:23:18

it is decided, we have the first six

finalists for the men's slope style.

0:23:180:23:27

In he two, Tyler Nicholson from

Canada got things under way and got

0:23:270:23:31

off to the worst possible start. His

team-mate landed a beautiful run to

0:23:310:23:36

land with a beautiful 83.4. And

Canada's mac Spero went into second

0:23:360:23:41

with an excellent run and the

backside tripled to finish.

0:23:410:23:48

backside tripled to finish. This

second run in style as he scored an

0:23:500:23:53

82 to go for. At the top of the

field it was a battle to take top

0:23:530:23:57

spot and bragging rights in the

Canadian team.

Mark McMorrisa, the

0:23:570:24:04

most dominant rider of the last

eight years in slope style. My

0:24:040:24:09

goodness.

So perfect.

The landing

was like laying your head down on a

0:24:090:24:17

pillow. Look how easy these landings

are. The ground came up to meet him,

0:24:170:24:26

he didn't have to do a thing, just

wait if the Earth to rise to his

0:24:260:24:30

feet.

He is coming here for the gold

medal, make no mistake. Higher score

0:24:300:24:36

we have seen so far and no surprises

for anyone. The Canadian is

0:24:360:24:43

currently in second place.

Really

weird line. He is going to go big

0:24:430:24:52

here, isn't he? Front-end.

Something

big here. Backside tripled. Playing

0:24:520:25:02

it safe. When you are talking about

Max parrots, then it is playing it

0:25:020:25:14

safe. We are all wrong, 87.3. It was

super clean and you said that.

The

0:25:140:25:23

two Brits in he two both failed to

put down a clean run, completing a

0:25:230:25:31

disappointing day that the team.

First run I thought I was coming

0:25:310:25:37

quite fast so I tried to scrub on

the take-off but scrub too much.

0:25:370:25:43

Sucking, I couldn't get the full

rotation.

So close to getting the

0:25:430:25:49

kind of trip. I think I would rather

have fallen over and it being

0:25:490:25:54

completely shot. So close to hanging

it on, by the hairs on my chin,

0:25:540:25:59

didn't make it to the second jump.

They were always going to be up

0:25:590:26:03

against it in the heat stacked with

talent but with all the big hitters

0:26:030:26:07

making it too, things have been set

of beautifully tough for tomorrow's

0:26:070:26:10

final. If you want to tune into the

final, it is 1am tomorrow morning on

0:26:100:26:17

BBC One, so in under five hours, Max

Parrot the leading qualify.

0:26:170:26:27

Such a shame for Jamie.

0:26:320:26:34

Such a shame for Jamie.

I am not a

snowboarder, whether or not in

0:26:340:26:42

Jamie's head he is annoyed, hang on

a minute he didn't score me justly

0:26:420:26:46

and I needed more, then went a bit

too hard and pushed it too much.

We

0:26:460:26:52

have seen it in short track speed

skating, there is that line, you

0:26:520:26:56

have got to push it if you want to

win something. The risk is...

It is

0:26:560:27:03

about performing. Those guys have

pushed it as hard as they can. On

0:27:030:27:06

the biggest stage, they want to

perform.

Do you enjoy watching it?

0:27:060:27:12

It is amazing, because it is judged,

it is so different. We are used to

0:27:120:27:17

racing and you get over the line and

do the fastest time and you win. It

0:27:170:27:21

is more simple, not in someone

else's hands as much.

But it is the

0:27:210:27:28

sport getting everyone under the age

of 20 talking. It is just brilliant.

0:27:280:27:34

Ski jumping and Kamil

Stoch of Poland

0:27:340:27:37

is trying to defend his title.

0:27:370:27:40

Sliding his way into

the history books, can Felix

0:27:400:27:42

un-Loch another gold?

0:27:420:27:46

United we stand - the hockey

women of Korea combine.

0:27:460:27:54

Absolutely.

0:28:100:28:18

Can you believe 30 years ago

on Valentine's day Eddie the Eagle

0:28:240:28:26

soared to finish in dead last place?

0:28:260:28:31

Three decades on, ski jumping

still holds an immense fascination,

0:28:310:28:34

and that's where we're going next.

0:28:340:28:39

Fans of South Korean

football will recognise

0:28:390:28:41

the Alpensia Ski Jumping centre

as the home of Gangwon FC -

0:28:410:28:46

the landing area doubles up

as a three sided football stadium.

0:28:460:28:54

Jumpers for goal posts then.

0:29:030:29:08

Hoping to score is current

Olympic champion Kamil Stoch.

0:29:080:29:11

The Pole started ski jumping

at the age of nine and is trying

0:29:110:29:16

to become only the second ski jumper

to clinch the double double.

0:29:160:29:20

Stoch's trading blows

with a pair of jumping Germans,

0:29:200:29:24

Richard Freitag and

Andreas Wellinger.

0:29:240:29:31

The two young Germans

will have a lot to learn

0:29:310:29:34

from ageless wonder and crowd

favourite Noriaki Kasai,

0:29:340:29:35

who carried the flag for Japan

at yesterday's Opening Ceremony.

0:29:350:29:39

The Sochi silver medalist is making

a record eighth Olympic appearance.

0:29:390:29:42

Olli Williams was watching

a windy competition unfold.

0:29:420:29:50

COMMENTATOR: Noriaki Kasai, eight

Olympic Games, they love him. He is

0:29:500:29:54

so popular in the sport.

0:29:540:30:00

Oh, into the air! Lovely jump,

Noriaki Kasai. This is a man who was

0:30:000:30:12

winning medals at the last Olympic

Games so don't count him out. 130.9

0:30:120:30:19

points, he goes third for now.

0:30:190:30:23

Stefan Hula from Poland. Beautiful,

beautiful jump, cutting through the

0:30:230:30:32

green laser that shows you the

distance to beat. Just about stuck

0:30:320:30:36

the Telemark Landing. And the judges

love it! 19s across out of 20, 100

0:30:360:30:45

31.8 and Stefan Hula goes into the

provisional lead. Robert Johansson

0:30:450:30:51

and his moustache escort themselves

out of the starting gate. Let's see

0:30:510:30:56

how he gets on.

0:30:560:30:58

He looked a bit unsettled in the air

and his coach was reasonably content

0:31:060:31:13

with it, I'm not sure he held the

form well enough that the judges.

0:31:130:31:19

18s only from the judges. His score

is respectable but he knows he is

0:31:190:31:24

now 12 points off the lead and that

is a big difference.

0:31:240:31:32

He won the last pre-Olympic

competition, but the issue for this

0:31:330:31:40

man is consistency, if he can put

together two Gudjohnsen in a row, he

0:31:400:31:44

will be a contender. He goes into

second. Andreas Wellinger, top in

0:31:440:31:54

qualifying, surprised himself as

much as anyone else, 22 years old.

0:31:540:31:57

His coach looks down, tames his

eyebrows, gives it the green flag.

0:31:570:32:07

Good distance, just not quite the

longest jump we have seen. It is

0:32:090:32:16

going to leave Andreas Wellinger

just about in contention. 124.9.

0:32:160:32:21

Which brings us to another German,

Richard Freitag. This man is their

0:32:210:32:26

favourite. They think he has the

chance to win. Good distance. That

0:32:260:32:31

looks like it might put him in

contention. Let's see how the judges

0:32:310:32:38

reacted. They loved it! 19s, as soon

as you see 19s on the board, you

0:32:380:32:43

know someone will be happy.

Defending champion Kamil Stoch won

0:32:430:32:49

the normal hill and the large hill

in 2014. Qualified in second place,

0:32:490:32:54

immediately dismissed the jump he

did and said it was not very good.

0:32:540:32:57

What has he got tonight?

0:32:570:33:03

What has he got tonight? He's got a

big jump, that is what he has got.

0:33:040:33:07

The Polish bands love it. He is

bidding to be the first man to

0:33:070:33:11

successfully defend a normal hill

title. -- the Polish fans love it.

0:33:110:33:16

Into second place. Well, Kamil Stoch

is up there, level with Johann Andre

0:33:160:33:25

Forfang of Norway but they both

trail Stefan Hula of Poland by more

0:33:250:33:29

than five points. This is the final

round. Robert Johansson, green

0:33:290:33:33

light. Flag down.

0:33:330:33:39

light. Flag down. Johannson makes

its way down.

0:33:420:33:47

What a job! What a job! And the

aerodynamics on the moustache have

0:33:500:33:57

paid off because that is a fantastic

jump from Robert Johansson of

0:33:570:34:00

Norway. 249.7, into first place.

Andreas Wellinger, won qualifying.

0:34:000:34:15

Only 124.9 from his first round and

this looks like it could be good. It

0:34:150:34:18

is long! It looks like it might be

golden!

0:34:180:34:28

golden! 113.5, that is exactly the

same distance as Robert Johansson

0:34:280:34:32

and Andreas Wellinger, I think is

going to go first. Yes, he goes into

0:34:320:34:37

first place, Andreas Wellinger and

he's only got four more to watch.

0:34:370:34:43

The first of which is his team-mate

Richard Freitag. He is the German

0:34:430:34:48

that the Germans thought was going

to win. Suddenly, he has got Andreas

0:34:480:34:53

Wellinger to deal with and that is

not going to push Andreas Wellinger

0:34:530:34:56

off the top. Richard Freitag misses

out on a medal and goes into sixth.

0:34:560:35:06

Johann Andre Forfang, 22 and all the

pressure in the world. He has the

0:35:060:35:15

green light.

0:35:150:35:21

Launches forward, looking good, as

it got the legs? It is good, it is

0:35:220:35:26

good, but is it good enough? It

might have fallen short. I don't

0:35:260:35:30

know that is going to be enough.

Let's see what the judges think. It

0:35:300:35:36

is second place, Johann Andre

Forfang, 250.9. Kamil Stoch, 125.9

0:35:360:35:44

from the first round, he needs an

even bigger jump now.

0:35:440:35:53

I don't think he got it. I think

Andreas Wellinger might hold onto

0:35:550:36:01

this. There is the result. There

won't even be a medal for the

0:36:010:36:06

defending Olympic champion. Stefan

Hula for Poland, jumping now for

0:36:060:36:12

gold. Into the air, how long is it?

Does it have the legs? It is close!

0:36:120:36:23

I don't think that is going to be

enough. It is nowhere near enough

0:36:230:36:28

will stop Stefan Hula is this. Near

enough. Stefan Hula is in fifth

0:36:280:36:37

place. And your Olympic champion is

Germany's Andreas Wellinger, and the

0:36:370:36:42

silver medal to Johann Andre Forfang

of Norway, bronze to another

0:36:420:36:46

Norwegian, Robert Johansson. Strong

wind created havoc in that

0:36:460:36:51

competition so it did not finish

until about 12:30am.

0:36:510:36:54

After its debut four years ago

in Sochi, the women's competition

0:36:540:36:56

starts on Monday 12:50pm BBC1.

0:36:560:37:04

It is

0:37:040:37:06

It is amazing and Andreas Wellinger,

22, a first individual ski jumping

0:37:060:37:08

title for Germany in 24 years. If

you want is see extended highlights

0:37:080:37:13

of the jumping and be man they visit

moustaches, you can an Olympics

0:37:130:37:17

extra on BBC Four straight after

this. Despite huge success in the

0:37:170:37:22

skeleton, Great Britain is not

really embraced its sister sport of

0:37:220:37:26

luge, where Germany again tend to

dominate.

0:37:260:37:30

Team GB have two men

who rattle down feet first -

0:37:300:37:33

AJ Rosen is competing in his thirrd

Olympics but it's Rupert

0:37:330:37:36

AJ Rosen is competing in his third

Olympics but it's Rupert

0:37:360:37:39

Staudinger's debut.

0:37:390:37:41

My biggest challenge is just to

relax, do my best.

The feeling never

0:37:410:37:46

gets old.

It is me that has to go

down the sled. I'm not racing

0:37:460:37:52

against somebody else.

The ice is

very hard so it makes it a bit more

0:37:520:37:58

difficult.

0:37:580:38:04

Yeah, let's see what happens.

How do

you describe the state of British

0:38:040:38:12

luge at the moment?

We are actually

in a very good way at the moment. We

0:38:120:38:15

have a good team, and we have people

coming up on the pipes so we have a

0:38:150:38:22

good future coming ahead of us.

I

know you had a practice run this

0:38:220:38:26

morning that did not perhaps go

according to plan. Talk us through

0:38:260:38:30

what happened.

It happened just

behind me, an corner 12, I looped a

0:38:300:38:35

bit, I had pressure at the end and

there is a weird edge in there and

0:38:350:38:39

it made me flip towards the curve

but I'm OK. It happens.

100

0:38:390:38:49

kilometres per hour?

A bit more but

I am fine.

Typical luge, shrug

0:38:490:38:54

shoulders, that's fine, I fell off

the sled this morning but not a

0:38:540:38:57

problem.

Yes, the ice is nice and

smooth, they did a great job so no

0:38:570:39:02

ice burns or anything, just swept

through. I could ring in your

0:39:020:39:05

previous two Winter Games, you have

finished 16th, what is your

0:39:050:39:08

expectation for here in Pyeongchang?

I would like to be better than 16th,

0:39:080:39:14

maybe third time is lucky. Obviously

I want to be better.

How proud you

0:39:140:39:20

to be back in the Team GB tit?

It's

absolutely amazing, considering

0:39:200:39:25

eight years ago was my last time, it

is such an honour every time. It's

0:39:250:39:28

absolutely amazing.

0:39:280:39:33

This is where it will all happen,

the Alpensia Sliding Centre lit up

0:39:330:39:39

at night, this is the only second

artificial track built in Asia, the

0:39:390:39:43

other one was in Nagamoto, Japan,

for the 1998 Winter Olympics.

0:39:430:39:48

In the luge, the smallest

error can be costly.

0:39:480:39:51

It is the only sliding sport timed

to 1000th of a second.

0:39:510:39:53

Sliders go four times,

let's see how they did in run 1.

0:39:530:39:56

Double Olympic champion Felix Loch

was the hot favourite and he led

0:39:560:39:59

after his first run before

Austrian David Gleirscher went

0:39:590:40:01

a fraction of a second

quicker than the German.

0:40:010:40:04

Adam Rosen was eight tenths slower

than Gleirscher and was 25th

0:40:050:40:08

after his first run.

0:40:080:40:11

That was eight places

above Rupert Staudinger who

0:40:110:40:13

got off to the worst possible start.

0:40:130:40:15

His hopes dashed within

the first ten metres.

0:40:150:40:18

So medal prospects for

the Brits all but gone

0:40:180:40:20

after the first of four runs.

0:40:200:40:22

Gleirscher, the surprise leader

but Loch, gold medallist

0:40:220:40:25

in Vancouver and Sochi,

was handily placed to strike.

0:40:250:40:28

Run two began in spectacular

fashion, Jozef Ninis

0:40:280:40:33

doing well to hang on.

0:40:330:40:35

Next up was Gleirscher.

0:40:350:40:37

Commentary comes from

John Hunt and John Jackson.

0:40:370:40:43

COMMENTATOR: This is the leader,

David Gleirscher. We were talking

0:40:440:40:50

about his excellent training

routines, his first run beyond his

0:40:500:40:55

wildest dreams. He leads into round

two. Can he backed that up with

0:40:550:41:01

another flying run?

0:41:010:41:06

47.652, his time delayed after run

one, and here he goes, we will hear

0:41:120:41:15

the word consistency a lot this week

John, right through the disciplines.

0:41:150:41:19

David Gleirscher has got to prove he

can do it again.

Exactly and we have

0:41:190:41:24

seen there, and this is what we have

been mentioning about, how they

0:41:240:41:27

consistency of the second exit and

the ninth exit is key, a bit early

0:41:270:41:32

on to that corner, onto six as he

comes into seven. Getting a good

0:41:320:41:36

light into eight, as the corner

starts to drop down now, this is the

0:41:360:41:39

key point. That is a great line into

12. He is going to start pulling

0:41:390:41:45

away from the guy in front of him

who had a big mistake but this is

0:41:450:41:48

not about the guy who has just gone

down, this is about staying in front

0:41:480:41:51

of Felix Loch and the other guys

close to him as he comes to the

0:41:510:41:55

finish line.

Around they come to the

line, David Gleirscher, seeming

0:41:550:42:03

smooth, 47.835, slower.

Here is the

great man, Felix Loch.

Looking for

0:42:030:42:11

his third straight gold medal. Let's

see, if ever you can put your money

0:42:110:42:16

on somebody to deliver in the white

heat of competition, it is this

0:42:160:42:23

German, who is still only 28. 20,

when he won his first gold medal.

0:42:230:42:29

Yes and a great start. There's a

hundreds in it, less than a blink of

0:42:290:42:37

a night. He did that in the first

run and now you can see the

0:42:370:42:40

right-hand corner, the light has

gone green which means he is in

0:42:400:42:43

front. He is just starting to pull

away. That was inch perfect in

0:42:430:42:48

there, could not have been any

closer to the wall. He's just

0:42:480:42:52

sliding around on the corners on

some of the exits but he is still

0:42:520:42:55

pulling away. It is obviously

working for him and the sled set up

0:42:550:42:59

that he has. Didn't see the mistake

that just happened from the athlete

0:42:590:43:04

prior to him so that is a big margin

that he has put down. Stamping his

0:43:040:43:10

authority on this Olympics.

What a

big run, to come from behind and now

0:43:100:43:14

at the end of the second run, Felix

Loch put himself nearly 0.2 seconds

0:43:140:43:20

ahead of the leader on the first

run, David Gleirscher. That is all

0:43:200:43:25

about applying pressure. But it is

Rupert Staudinger next, and in his

0:43:250:43:32

first run, he had a disaster right

at the start. A clap of the hands,

0:43:320:43:37

classic Rupert, tapping the ice as

if to say," come on, Rupert, you

0:43:370:43:43

know you are better than that".

Explosive start and then relax, that

0:43:430:43:47

is the idea.

And that is a lot

better start, he has got through

0:43:470:43:54

clean. Let's see what Rupert can do

with the lines that we know he can

0:43:540:43:59

drive, a bit of a slide of the

corner but this is a lot better

0:43:590:44:03

start than what he had and this will

be more of a true reflection, if he

0:44:030:44:07

can get through nine, of what he can

actually do. I was speaking earlier

0:44:070:44:11

about how may be they chose the

wrong setup but sometimes the

0:44:110:44:15

smaller nations, Great Britain, a

small nation in luge, they don't

0:44:150:44:21

have lots of equipment, they only

have one set of runners and it

0:44:210:44:24

either works in the conditions or

not. He's getting a bit behind the

0:44:240:44:27

sled. None of these guys have got

massive amounts of funding like some

0:44:270:44:33

of the bigger Winter sports. A lot

of it is self funding. It makes it

0:44:330:44:37

difficult to compete against the top

of the world when you are self

0:44:370:44:40

funding.

0.4 seconds quicker than

run one but he had an awful start.

0:44:400:44:45

Better from Rupert Staudinger. Adam

Rosen, 25th after the first run

0:44:450:44:52

which was a shade disappointing

although to recap quickly, John, it

0:44:520:44:56

didn't look untidy by any means.

No,

it looked good but this comes back

0:44:560:45:00

to the point about the equipment. If

you've only got one set of runners,

0:45:000:45:04

that's all you can put on, they

might not suit these conditions.

0:45:040:45:08

They might only work at certain

points, like I said in the first

0:45:080:45:12

run. Runners are really finicky and

they almost like tyres for a Formula

0:45:120:45:18

1 car. You put slicks on in the wet

and they are not working and certain

0:45:180:45:25

runners like certain conditions.

Because these guys have limited

0:45:250:45:28

funding and limited support, they

have not got the ability to buy the

0:45:280:45:32

equipment they need and again, this

is a great run from AJ. But there's

0:45:320:45:39

not the speed there and all you can

think is it is because of the

0:45:390:45:43

agreement and they don't have the

support, so it is not where it needs

0:45:430:45:46

to be for these guys that have done

well. You can see why in past

0:45:460:45:50

Olympic Games, he has finished 16th

because the run is worthy of that.

0:45:500:45:55

We seen worse from that -- from the

guys in front of them but the

0:45:550:45:59

equivalent is not there. -- the

equipment.

0:45:590:46:03

It looked like the same kind of run

by Adam Rosen, smooth but not quite.

0:46:080:46:16

It is great to have me and rooted

here and we are looking to do our

0:46:160:46:20

best.

There is a difference between

nations to the highest up, Olympic

0:46:200:46:30

ice. The ice is super hard and that

is the key, to be solid and don't

0:46:300:46:38

let yourself skid.

0:46:380:46:43

So Felix Loch is on track

for his third straight Olympic

0:46:430:46:46

gold in the men's luge.

0:46:460:46:47

With two runs to go

David Gleirscher of Austria sits

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in second and the in-form

Roman Repilov lies third.

0:46:490:46:56

Aj Rosen finished 24th

and Rupert Staudinger finished 33rd

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and have two more chances

to improve tomorrow.

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Amy, watching the list 's -- Felix

Loch, I was amazed at the gloves

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they were to push them off at the

start.

It is all the power and

0:47:100:47:15

explosiveness from the upper body,

their shoulders and their arms and

0:47:150:47:19

taped around their gloves they have

spikes on their fingers so they are

0:47:190:47:23

clawing at the ice to get the

0:47:230:47:25

spikes on their fingers so they are

clawing at the ice to get the power

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to be as fast off the block as

possible and then lying down, be as

0:47:260:47:31

still as possible.

Let's look at the

man who has

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still as possible.

Let's look at the

man who has been the best at it,

0:47:360:47:39

Felix Loch of Germany.

Straightaway

into the body position and

0:47:390:47:43

concentrating into the first corner.

Aerodynamically, you can see he is

0:47:430:47:47

as smooth and as flat as possible.

His legs and feet are in front of

0:47:470:47:53

him. It is all about staying calm

under pressure. If he makes a tiny

0:47:530:48:00

mistake, not quite on the correct

line, he is calm and not panicking

0:48:000:48:04

and twitching on the sled.

How

strong does your neck need to be?

0:48:040:48:11

You can get up to five G of

pressure. It is like an elephant sat

0:48:110:48:19

on your back, you can have the

breath is taken out of you. We have

0:48:190:48:24

a lot of training in the gym with

weights around your neck, but you

0:48:240:48:28

cannot replicate what it feels like

to be going round those corners.

0:48:280:48:32

They are big corners, but it is a

unique track.

0:48:320:48:42

Tomorrow at 11am you can watch the

final run of the louche.

0:48:420:48:46

And now to the women's ice hockey

and the decision to unify the teams

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of North and South Korea typifies

the Olympic spirit of

0:48:520:48:54

universal respect and joy.

0:48:540:48:55

The IOC President Thomas Bach said

it gave him goose bumps to see them

0:48:550:48:58

walk out under the same flag

at the Opening Ceremony.

0:48:580:49:01

But the united team had a tough

first match against Olympic bronze

0:49:010:49:04

medallists from Sochi, Switzerland.

0:49:040:49:05

But sometimes the sport

is not the point.

0:49:050:49:13

Korea, a nation divided.

I cannot

recall what the situation was as

0:49:130:49:20

dangerously.

By Borders.

This is the

most militarised part of the whole

0:49:200:49:25

planet.

By deals. But now, and

divided nation marching together

0:49:250:49:33

under a unified flag.

Korean

citizens have the same history and

0:49:330:49:38

we are one people, one Nation.

It is

in ice hockey, the unified will

0:49:380:49:43

become truly united.

0:49:430:49:50

become truly united. This is the

Guangdong hockey arena. It is a very

0:49:510:49:54

big night for Korean sport, isn't

it?

It is, everybody is so excited

0:49:540:49:59

about having one team in the

Olympics.

0:49:590:50:08

Olympics.

TRANSLATION:

Pyeongchang

is the peace Olympics. Holding this

0:50:080:50:12

flag is really meaningful because it

is a symbol of peace.

0:50:120:50:20

A momentous occasion for all

concerned and for the first time

0:50:240:50:28

ever, combined Korean team and a

chance for some hockey history. Your

0:50:280:50:35

commentators are Seth Bennett and

Ken Simpson.

0:50:350:50:41

Shot on goal and the opening of the

tournament comes from Alina Muller.

0:50:410:50:52

Benz, brilliant.

0:50:520:50:57

Benz, brilliant. This is beautiful

from the Swiss, Alina Muller. It is

0:50:580:51:01

a hat-trick in the first period.

They are looking to feed Alina

0:51:010:51:07

Muller, she has another chance and

scores. Number four. The goalkeeper

0:51:070:51:13

could do not think about it. Another

chance and another goal. What a feed

0:51:130:51:21

that was, Evelina Raselli onto

Phoebe Stanz. Number six. The shot

0:51:210:51:34

comes in. I don't know if it

deflected in front but it was a bomb

0:51:340:51:44

from Lara Stalder. Lara Stalder

looking for her second. There it is,

0:51:440:51:49

the opening game for the hosts is

over, it ends in defeat. The heavy

0:51:490:51:53

one at that.

We have crews from the

US, Canada, the US and Germany,

0:51:530:52:02

Austria and Korea. This is so much

more than just one hockey match. Are

0:52:020:52:07

you being asked to pay a price for

politics here?

It is hard, at first

0:52:070:52:13

I was upset about our team being

used for political reasons, but once

0:52:130:52:18

the team were combined on a got to

know the North Korean players, I

0:52:180:52:22

enjoyed coaching them. We get to go

to training camps, we get a lot of

0:52:220:52:27

opportunities they don't get. Now

they are soaking everything in.

Lots

0:52:270:52:32

of talk of how to integrate the two

sections of the team, have you found

0:52:320:52:37

it as a challenge?

The team did a

great job about adjusting quickly

0:52:370:52:44

and I think we did a great job of

being cohesive.

What kind of masses

0:52:440:52:48

do you think this team passes to the

whole of Korea?

I heard it out there

0:52:480:52:57

chanting, we are one.

Nice message.

0:52:570:53:00

It gives the opportunity to project

a bigger message?

It does lend

0:53:060:53:10

itself to that opportunity and it is

a nice one. It all starts at the

0:53:100:53:16

beginning, the opening ceremony when

everybody marches the same way,

0:53:160:53:19

everybody cheers and everybody

starts on uneven playing field.

It

0:53:190:53:26

is not the first time that politics

has been part of an Olympic Games?

0:53:260:53:32

We had Jesse Owens at the Munich

Olympics, he stood up for black

0:53:320:53:36

rights. And thusly everything that

went on after that, it a strong

0:53:360:53:40

message.

Also, a powerful message

about female empowerment that comes

0:53:400:53:47

from watching a mixed sports event?

Yes, it is female is now being able

0:53:470:53:52

to do the same things, you said

earlier about Ski Jumping. Females

0:53:520:53:57

can do Ski Jumping when before they

couldn't.

It was medically danger

0:53:570:54:01

is, or something?

Yes, simple things

like that and now there is an even

0:54:010:54:07

playing field and it doesn't matter.

The Olympics is one place everyone

0:54:070:54:12

is cheering each other on, no matter

what nation.

The media scrum

0:54:120:54:18

afterwards, so a sign of the massive

impact of that decision to have a

0:54:180:54:23

unified women's ice hockey team.

This is what else that has been

0:54:230:54:27

happening in Pyeongchang.

0:54:270:54:30

We saw Germany claim their first

gold as Laura Dahlmeier reigned

0:54:300:54:33

supreme with her first ever Olympic

medal at the 7.5km biathlon sprint.

0:54:330:54:36

It was a bit more than just

Double Dutch as we witnessed

0:54:360:54:39

a Netherlands one-two-three finish

at the speed skating

0:54:390:54:41

in the women's 3000m.

0:54:410:54:43

And in the newest event introduced

in these Games, it would be

0:54:430:54:46

the Canadians who locked their place

0:54:460:54:47

into the semis of the mixed doubles

of curling as they triumphed over

0:54:470:54:50

Switzerland.

0:54:500:54:58

Let's have a look at the medal table

after the first full day of action.

0:54:590:55:03

Out in front, Germany ahead with the

two gold medals.

0:55:030:55:13

I had a question from a young viewer

Alasdair Fraser, he said has an

0:55:140:55:18

African nation ever won an Olympic

gold medal in the winter Olympics?

0:55:180:55:23

The answer is, not yet.

0:55:230:55:28

It's time now for the

random and the rad.

0:55:280:55:30

Let's go Off Piste.

0:55:300:55:37

Amy got a Selvie with Elise

Christie. Coverage of the louche

0:55:410:55:46

inspired this little one

0:55:460:55:47

Christie. Coverage of the louche

inspired this little one this

0:55:470:55:47

morning. That is not your baby, Amy?

It is not, but I wish I had sent my

0:55:470:55:59

vote in.

Please do. If you want is

some photos in, just use the hash

0:55:590:56:05

tag BBC Olympics. Time now, for

this.

0:56:050:56:08

Keeping your weight down is very

important for ski jumping,

0:56:080:56:13

the downside is that it makes

you very hungry.

0:56:130:56:18

Now this is syncronised

clapping, Korean Style!

0:56:180:56:23

With all this winter weather,

it's vital you always wear the right

0:56:230:56:26

footwear at all times.

0:56:260:56:31

I never touched him, ref, honest!

0:56:310:56:35

And finally, dear men,

get a moustache.

0:56:350:56:43

That is a cracking moustache.

0:56:530:56:56

Radzi is here at 11:50pm

with a packed overnight schedule.

0:56:560:56:58

1am is the final of the men's

snowboard slopestyle.

0:56:580:57:01

2:30am is the men's downhill.

0:57:010:57:02

4:30am is the women's snowboard

slopestyle qualification

0:57:020:57:03

featuring Aimee Fuller.

0:57:030:57:04

Then Eilidh Barbour brings

you the 30km skiathlon featuring

0:57:040:57:07

GB's Andrew Musgrave at 6:15am.

0:57:070:57:09

I'm back in the morning

at 9.15am with the final two

0:57:090:57:13

runs of the men's luge.

0:57:130:57:21

Elise Christie is safely through

qualification.

0:57:250:57:27

Elise Christie is safely through

qualification.

Fingers crossed the

0:57:270:57:29

Tuesday.

What will she do?

Ed Ling

she just relax, bring herself back

0:57:290:57:37

down again. She will calm down and

then start building back up towards

0:57:370:57:42

Tuesday, I am sure.

Thank you so

much to Sarah, John and Amy for your

0:57:420:57:53

insight. We will see you again.

0:57:530:57:55

Tomorrow it's arguably

the blue riband event

0:57:550:57:57

of the Winter Olympics -

take the men to the mountain...

0:57:570:58:03

They will be hurtling down at speeds

that will make your eyes water. If

0:58:030:58:07

they water in that kind of cold, it

freezes. We will see you tomorrow.

0:58:070:58:21

Then's Downhill promises to make

Olympic history.

0:58:280:58:33

Phil Johnson, the all-American boy.

You are watching the greatest ski

0:58:380:58:46

racer and he has done it again.

He

is going to win the gold.

0:58:460:58:55

Clare Balding presents highlights of day one of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The first two medals of the games were awarded in women's cross-country skiing and men's short track speed skating with Marit Bjoergen and Victor An both bidding to win an incredible seventh Olympic gold medal.

Britain's snowboard stars Jamie Nicholls - sixth in Sochi 2014 - and Billy Morgan began their own medal bids in slopestyle qualification.