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Day 12 Highlights

Day 12 sees the conclusion of the women's bobsleigh and the women's downhill skiing. Medals are up for grabs in speedskating, cross-country skiing and the ever-dramatic ski cross.


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Previously at the Winter Olympics.

Cassie Sharpe taking gold in the

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women's ski half pipe finals.

Goodness me, these two are supreme.

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Germany dominate the large hill

Nordic combined!

That has been their

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best performance of these Olympic

Games so far.

Elise Christie is out

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of the Olympic Games.

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Good evening and welcome.

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It's Day 12 and tonight's programme

encapsulates all that is great

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about the Winter Olympics.

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You've got sports that

are graceful and delicate,

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elegant and precise and then

there are the rowdier sports,

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the ones that are about speed,

spills and speculation.

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Here's what's coming up

in a programme of two halves.

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We'll be whizzing downhill

with the great Lindsay Vonn.

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What makes downhill

racing more dangerous?

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Put other people in the way and add

a whole load of jumps.

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Not fast enough for you?

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These women hurtle down

an ice track at 90mph.

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And then at a different pace...

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Can our composed curlers

keep their cool?

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Billy Morgan takes to

the air - the big air.

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And there's a Russian revolution

in the figure skating.

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First, let me introduce

three demons of speed.

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Bobsleigh world champion, Nicola

Minichiello.

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Ed Drake, four-time British ski

champion turned ski-cross racer.

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And 2010 Olympic skeleton

champion Amy Williams.

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Good evening and thank you for being

here.

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First fast one off the rank -

the women's downhill.

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Eight years ago in Vancouver,

Lindsay Vonn became the first

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American woman to win gold in this.

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She's had her fair share of injuries

and missed Sochi because of them

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but today, at 33, she was trying

to become only the second woman

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to win the downhill twice

on what was likely to be her last

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Olympic appearance.

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She also wanted to become the oldest

Alpine medallist.

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Before we see how she got on, here's

Graham Bell's view of the course.

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Before we see how she got on, here's

Graham Bell's view of the course.

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We start straightaway onto this

bumpy Traverse which means the speed

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in is slightly less. But the actual

course setting is much more

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difficult through here. Immediately

up to speed, now. Over the first

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jump. That is the Gariwang. Onto the

roller-coaster section. This is

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where the course changes critically,

over the Dragon claw jump, got to

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keep turning, making this section

into the forest road much tougher.

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Through the devil gate turn on the

forest road. Out towards the

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Paradise turn. It is blind coming

in. It is a little roller, and then

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a compression turn. Over the next

jump, now.

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The men's cause would go down

through there, through the blue

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Dragon Valley. We head up here at

onto the blue Dragon back. We have

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got three quite technical terms

coming through here. -- technical

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turns. That is the hardest

done-macro on the course, coming out

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of the blue Dragon back, into the

Magic tree section. Over the last

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jump. Nice flight, there. And across

the line. Wow.

I've kind of believed

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that I was going to be in the

Olympics since I was like, eight

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years old, I don't know why, it is

something I always believed in and

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knew that I was meant to do. My

earliest memory of the Olympics

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would be the 1998 Olympics in

double, that captivated me.

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double, that captivated me. I met

double when I was nine years old, I

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still have the picture she signed

and she said for your dreams and I

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still have it in my bedroom today.

She made me believe in myself. The

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Olympics are captivating because it

is the pinnacle of sport.

Lindsey

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Vonn flying and skiing for the gold

medal. She's got it.

That was all of

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my emotions coming out, you know,

that was my whole life working hard

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for that one moment and realising

that I had achieved it. It was the

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most incredible moment of my career.

Lindsey Vonn crashes off the jump!

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Once you are injured and you missed

the opportunity to be in the

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Olympics coming you have to wait so

long and so the anticipation for me

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is pretty big. -- Olympics, you have

to wait. I want to finish my career

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is strong. I want to hopefully win

another Olympic gold medal. I want

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to give the girls of the

next-generation someone to look up

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to, just like I looked up to Pico

Street and all of the Olympians when

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I was a kid.

COMMENTATOR: Lindsey

Vonn is looking to go one better

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than her childhood hero, Pico

Street, and win a second gold in her

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last ever Olympic downhill.

Tina Weirather is ready to go,

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bronze medallist in the super-g. The

28-year-old from Lichtenstein.

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28-year-old from Lichtenstein. She

is 0.34 in front, find top section

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for Tina Weirather. She has been

regularly on the World Cup podium in

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downhill races, and has had a World

Cup win in supercheap this season

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and look at this, she is drawing it

down. 0.60 five. Bronze medallist in

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the super-g, hoping to go into the

early gold medal spot, here, in the

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main event, the women's downhill.

Long jump, about 20 metres and Tina

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Weirather leads the way in the

Olympic downhill. Sofia Goggia is

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ready to go. The best downhill skier

of the season so far, she leads the

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World Cup standings with two

victories. She represents a serious,

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real threat to Lindsey Vonn's chance

of winning gold today. But she has

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left as of work to do. That is

dangerous. Lucky the wind did not

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get under her ski tips, there, and

cause her to crash. It is a sign of

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the commitment she is putting into

this race. It is full focus, and she

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has gone 25 metres, a good jump and

that has put her right back in the

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chase. 94 kilometres per hour. She

accelerates up beyond the 100 mark,

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perhaps come up to 104 kilometres

per hour, smooth, accurate turns,

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for Sofia Goggia. The 25-year-old

Italian clouding the control gate,

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the next split, it has got slightly

better, 0.3 six. Sofia Goggia could

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back up the victory in the Olympic

test event one year ago by skiing

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into gold medal position, here. It

is a brilliant run from Sofia

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Goggia. She leads the way! It is a

big margin in favour of the Italian.

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Sofia Goggia, Lindsey Vonn's main

rival in downhill, has a storming

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bottom section but did you leave the

door open for Lindsey Vonn at the

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top?

Lindsey Vonn is already a ski

racing legend, what happens today.

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The most successful female ski racer

of all time. The focus this season

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has been all about today. The

Olympic downhill competition, she is

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fully fit, she's fast, she's

focused, and she is lying, there,

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standing on the right ski, great

turn coming into Paradise, for

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Lindsey Vonn. She is now 33 years

old. One of the oldest competitors

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in the competition. Is she in front?

She is 0.4 slower than Sofia Goggia.

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She is fastest through the speed

gun. Will that translates to a green

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light from here? Not quite, Lindsey

Vonn has still got to find time.

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Half a second off the pace of Sofia

Goggia. The top two separated by 0.6

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three. Lindsey Vonn going slightly

wide, straight line all the way to

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the finish, now. Lindsey Vonn is

across the line and into silver.

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Sofia Goggia holds on.

Lindsey Vonn

not able to capitalise on Sofia

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Goggia's slow top section, her

inside shoulder was in and the

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pressure was off the outside ski and

she has left the door open for other

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people to come and pusher of the

podium.

Nor will -- Norway's best,

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Rod Millman Winkel, silver medallist

in the Olympic giant slalom last

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week. She's had an outstanding

season.

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We are aware of her fine alpine

programme, she won gold and three

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silvers and a bronze so far.

Herself, she contributed to that

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with a silver from the giant slalom.

26 metres of light and the speed is

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good for Rod Millman winkle. Three

green lights and then a red but not

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far. One tenth of a second off the

pace. She is bringing her a game to

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the biggest race of the season. The

top three separated by 0.60 three.

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She picks an unusual line into the

left footed turn. As that brought

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her the reward? Can she ski quicker

than 1:23.27? She's not far off.

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Wright Mills mowing full of Norway

may well move in amongst the medals.

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Can she ski quickly enough to go

into gold? She was slightly wide on

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the last turn, off the final jump,

Brad build my winkle has gone into

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silver. Sofia Goggia in gold, by

0.09 seconds to Rod Millman winkle

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and Lindsey Vonn in bronze.

I just

raced for myself and everyone who

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supported me, was really focused on

the view essential things I had to

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do to before my best. I am the

Olympic champion! I still haven't

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realised it yet come you know?

All

of the pressure and expectation and

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you got a bronze today.

Yeah, it was

intense and I think mostly it was

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intense because I just wanted to win

my grandpa. It is hard to process

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that it's my last Olympic downhill

race, you know? I really want to

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keep racing forever but I can't.

So...

Knowing your family, your

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grandfather would be so happy that

he went out there in did your best,

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you know?

I hope so!

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you know?

I hope so!

You gave it

everything you had at that is what

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it is all about Kim Eunho?

It is

like, laying your heart on the line

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and risking everything. I did that

and I'm proud to walk away with a

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medal. It may not be gold and I'm

sure a lot of people will say that I

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should have gotten a gold, but you

know what? It is so hard to win or

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get a medal at the Olympics and I'm

proud of my performance, so I'm

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walking away very happy.

Not only

does Sofia Goggia get the gold medal

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for the downhill, she also gets the

gold medal for belting out a

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national anthem!

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That is her third gold of the game,

bearing in mind they did not win a

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single gold in Sochi. -- Italy's

third gold of the big games. What

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did you make of her performance?

She

skied great, took what ease into the

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talent but she was so smooth and

clean in the bottom section which is

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very territories to her, she nailed

the transition steeped about and

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carried so much speed in

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the transition steeped about and

carried so much speed in the final

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section.

She said normally she was

quite chaotic but today she skied

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like a samurai, what did you mean?

She was focusing on the details, she

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does so many things so well but

making mistakes is her biggest

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hindrance and today she minimise

those and was very clean, a couple

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of mistakes but great skiing.

There

was one moment where she could have

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lost it. The tips came up. It looked

like she could have fallen

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backwards.

When you keep

pressurising the ski as you select

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-- as you take off, this section,

she had a lot of pressure on the ski

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when she took off on that pushes you

into the back seat so you are

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supposed to try to release pressure

before you go off so you can stay in

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control but lucky to get away with

it.

This is the strange thing about

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the mountain, it is not an actual

snow.

No, artificial snow because

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they don't get a lot of natural

snowfall so artificial has different

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characteristics. It's very

aggressive and does not break up as

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much so every time you make an edge,

your skis are biting straightaway so

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the setup is different and the

technicians will edge the skis

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differently to give you a release.

Do you think that affected the way

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Lindsey Vonn skied?

I think so, she

was cautious, uncharacteristically

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so, quite open with the upper body,

not as low as we normally see her

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and she said in an interview

afterwards that she fought to be on

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the ideal line and when you fight an

aggressive snow, it bleeds time

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every single time you set an edge.

You saw how emotional she was in the

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interview afterwards and she was on

the podium as well, when she

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received her bronze medal. The

president of the IOC, Thomas Barr,

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was making the presentations for

this, and she talked to Chemmy

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Alcott about her grandfather, she

mentioned him, he died in November

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and she was very close to him. I

think she is aware that this is the

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end of her career and she is saying,

OK, never say never but this is

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probably her last Olympic appearance

and you can see Billie Jean King,

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among others, paying tribute to the

skier that many regard as the

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greatest female skier of all time

and she still has the record of

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World Cup wins.

She certainly has

and that will be the focus in the

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next couple of seasons, she's

desperate to overtake the Danish

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record and she will keep going and

she will -- until she gets it but

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she's the Postiga for the Americans,

the pressure on heresy mongers,

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every time you talk about Alpine

skiing at the Olympics, it is about

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Lindsey Vonn pretty much so to deal

with that pressure and still come

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out with bronze after all the

injuries as well, she's done really

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well.

86 is the record for World Cup

wins and she has 81.

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Time for another sport that Ed

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Drake has tried...

The quicker they

are, the harder they fall!

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This is going to get exciting.

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It is messy!

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Ski cross is arguably the most

exciting, nerve-wracking,

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and downright daft Winter Olympic

discipline.

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This is a sport where anything goes,

and there's no saying who will win

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until somebody crosses

that finish line.

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We join the mens competition

at the semi final stage...

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You know what I mean by jumping

mood? Well, we just cannot miss...

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Two Swiss, one Slovenian and a

Canadian. It is looking like and the

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outside, Brady Leman has just got

ahead.

The man in the blue in

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second. Somehow, Bischofberger is in

the yellow and blasting out in

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front!

He blasted through, I think

that maybe Brady Leman and Filip

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Flisar cancelled one another out.

They let the unfavoured Swiss

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through. He has made a mistake and

it opens the door.

Brady Leman, the

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Canadian, taking advantage. Filip

Flisar in third. Desperately

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fighting to find a way.

Bischofberger isn't letting go of

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Brady Leman. The Canadian Andy Swiss

battling it out.

He has a great

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line... Making a move and Filip

Flisar.

Can he do what he did

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before?

Brady Leman's to lose here.

He heads towards the last kicker...

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And look at Armin Niederer!

Desperately trying to find a way!

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Brady Leman goes through and is into

the Olympic final again!

The beast

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is in the lane nearest to us.

Micrometre is he make his presence

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felt! He has done the same.

He makes

a hash brown Betfair.

Sergey Ridzik

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is keen to cut out the two

Canadians. Dave Duncan in the

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yellow, and in the green, Kevin

Drury tries to get around Sergey

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Ridzik. Somehow, he is back in the

mix! But flailing in last place

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right now.

The battle is between the

two Canadians for second and third.

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Those are the qualifying spots.

David Duncan in yellow is in second.

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They race around the outside!

Duncan

goes wide. He has let his team-mate

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through. Sergey Ridzik in second.

And after all of these mistakes, and

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details of the Russian!

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details of the Russian! The battle

for second appears to be Ridzik's at

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the moment.

Just clear of Bovolenta.

It is the last jump. Kevin Drury...

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In third, Bovolenta.

David Duncan

slipping all the way down to fourth

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place.

They are lining up in the gates. In

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the lane closest to the camera,

Bischofberger. The mechanic from

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Switzerland up against the Olympic

Athlete from Russia. Sergey Ridzik

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has done very well, the quickest in

all the brands. Brady Leman, his

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third chance, his fourth,

agonisingly in Sochi four years ago.

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On the green breath on the outside,

and usually choosing the outside

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lane, Drury. The Canadians are so

clever. Bischofberger is Wiley.

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Pressure on the gate and pressure on

the skis... Brady Leman looking good

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at the start but the Russian is

ahead!

The Canadians are miles back.

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Bischofberger and Ridzik racing out

in front. There is a lot of work to

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be done by the Canadians.

Brady

Leman with an amazing move! Ooh!

It

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has gone for the Russian! Who can

get up the fastest?

It is a battle

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for the goal between Bischofberger

and Brady Leman...

He is guaranteed

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a medal! Finally! As long as he

stays on his feet.

He has to

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levitate... Bischofberger in the

silver medal position, chasing down

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Brady Leman. Can Ridzik get up and

claim a bronze medal?

I think Ridzik

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had both of his skis on. We are

focusing on the front of the race.

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This would be incredible from Brady

Leman! Eight years ago he broke his

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leg ahead of the Winter Olympic

Games. Placed agonisingly fourth

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four years ago. Losing some time but

it could be good!

Bischofberger

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slipstreaming. This is Ridzik in the

bronze medal position. As they come

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over the last jump...

Flailing for

the Canadian but that said! A gold

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medal, finally, for Brady Leman!

The

Swiss leader of the World Cup,

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Bischofberger, managing to turn his

form in the World Cup into a medal

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here. Then, Ridzik, the Russian,

working his way through.

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Unfortunately for Kevin Drury, the

Canadian, convincingly led every

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single one of his races up until

this point, he is taken out.

I think

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it was Kevin Drury who went down. We

will have two CV crash again. These

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are the medallists. Has taken him so

long -- have to see the crash again.

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Bischofberger was right over the

front of his skis. Beautifully

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positioned! Speed that Brady Leman

gets in here, it was a definite

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fall.

Drury went down first and

basically took Ridzik out. At the

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knees. Brady Leman soaking up the

jumps, down into the finishing area.

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Bischofberger was so close he could

nearly touch Brady Leman that he

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takes a silver.

STUDIO: An amazing

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finish but I guess that the race was

won in the first 20 seconds?

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finish but I guess that the race was

won in the first 20 seconds?

Brady

0:22:240:22:27

didn't get the best start, but he

managed to ski away. It was a half

0:22:270:22:32

decent start, in the blue second

from the left. He finds himself at

0:22:320:22:36

work to do

0:22:360:22:37

from the left. He finds himself at

work to do over the opening features

0:22:370:22:38

but he does not panic. Still quite a

long way to go. Slipstreaming the

0:22:380:22:42

other guys. You can see he gets his

landing just right. Really smooth,

0:22:420:22:48

and he manages to avoid the crash.

Otherwise he would have been right

0:22:480:22:51

behind. Amy Williams, you are full

of questions?

Are there any rules?

0:22:510:22:57

It looks like a free for all!

There

are some rules. Not too many. So,

0:22:570:23:04

you cannot grab anyone. You cannot

stick your poll out. You cannot

0:23:040:23:09

actively ski into someone else. You

can take up as much space as you

0:23:090:23:12

like using your way out one side to

the other.

And it looks very common

0:23:120:23:18

that when you are off and jumping,

each of the skis can be landing on

0:23:180:23:21

top of each other.

We are fighting

for it.

Are they shorter?

The skis

0:23:210:23:27

are about the length of a giant

slalom's, you don't want them too

0:23:270:23:32

short committee want to take speed

and land the jumps.

It is great to

0:23:320:23:41

watch. A gold for Canada.

0:23:410:23:44

Britain's Mica McNeill

and Mica Moore were sixth

0:23:440:23:46

at the halfway stage and well placed

to improve on the best ever

0:23:460:23:49

bobsleigh performance by GB women -

that was ninth place...

0:23:490:23:51

By Nicola Minichiello and Jackie

Davies at the 2006 Games.

0:23:510:23:54

They begin 0.16 seconds

away from third place,

0:23:540:23:58

and less than half a second

from top spot.

0:23:580:24:00

They've got there with the help

of crowdfunding because the National

0:24:000:24:03

Bobsleigh Federation

dropped their funding.

0:24:030:24:11

There was to be slight

disappointment for Mission McNeill

0:24:190:24:20

and make more, starting

0:24:200:24:24

in sixth position. Holding a slender

lead going into heat three, the lead

0:24:290:24:32

was to shrink but still a strong run

from the German. It was the United

0:24:320:24:38

States's Alana Meyers Taylor who

heaped the pressure on the German

0:24:380:24:42

with a fantastic run, four

hundredths of a second off the lead.

0:24:420:24:47

Kaillie Humphries was fifth after a

run two, showing all of her class to

0:24:470:24:51

leapfrog two rivals and is now in

the bronze medal position. Germany's

0:24:510:24:56

Stefanie Schneider was the big

loser, dropping from third place and

0:24:560:25:01

mistakes littered her run. She is

now fifth and under real pressure...

0:25:010:25:06

The Brits will be disappointed that

they have dropped down to eighth

0:25:060:25:09

place but if they finish there they

will have the best finish that it

0:25:090:25:12

British team have had in the women's

event since they came into the

0:25:120:25:15

Olympic Games...

If they could get

anywhere

0:25:150:25:24

anywhere near 5.50 as a start, then

they have two avoid those

0:25:240:25:26

mistakes...

Two tenths of a second,

it may drop off.

0:25:260:25:37

it may drop off. Mica has been

perfect, she now just needs to dial

0:25:370:25:41

into the track, especially on this

point. Get it right and you could

0:25:410:25:45

keep the top eight. She begins to

pull away. This is the run she needs

0:25:450:25:48

to get her best result for Britain.

Nicola Minichiello in 2006 was a

0:25:480:25:58

fabulous ninth. The British pairing

go one better at least! What a

0:25:580:26:01

games! Kaillie Humphries, it might

be too much to ask, a third gold

0:26:010:26:08

here would be astonishing in

history.

Now, who has the bottle?

0:26:080:26:17

She comes clean out of it. A double

gold medallist, can she do it? A

0:26:170:26:23

guaranteed bronze medal at least!

Kaillie Humphries, one of the best

0:26:230:26:27

will be on the podium again. Bronze

at worst. It certainly is... There

0:26:270:26:33

is one on missing from her resume,

Alana Meyers Taylor. An Olympic

0:26:330:26:39

gold. Can she break 5.2 as a

wonderful start? Not quite. That is

0:26:390:26:50

a very fast time. She has achieved

it again.

She needs to be perfect,

0:26:500:26:56

drive the track like we know she

can. Crucial to get this right.

0:26:560:27:05

Unbend 15, she has a huge advantage

over Kaillie Humphries. A guaranteed

0:27:050:27:12

silver medal -- unbend 15. It will

be America or Germany. We will know

0:27:120:27:19

in less than 50 seconds...

She has

pulled back four hundredths. If she

0:27:190:27:28

gets it right, she has a chance...

Clean through 15! The young German

0:27:280:27:37

with a great chance of having a gold

here! Germany win! Mariama Jamanka

0:27:370:27:45

striking gold! Applause from Elana

Meyers Taylor, the silver medallist

0:27:450:27:49

once again. And

0:27:490:27:54

once again. And after that gold

medal in the 2006 games, Germany win

0:27:540:28:00

another gold. I don't think Jamanka

can believe it! Jamanka wins the

0:28:000:28:04

gold. Meyers Taylor a silver medal.

The great Kaillie Humphries from

0:28:040:28:12

Canada has a bronze. Confirmation of

a wonderful record position for the

0:28:120:28:16

great British team in eighth place.

0:28:160:28:22

a wonderful record position for the

great British team in eighth place.

0:28:230:28:25

Mica, Mica, and stood in front of

the greatest British bobsleigh team

0:28:250:28:28

that Britain have ever produced!

We

are so happy, we came into this and

0:28:280:28:33

we wanted to enjoy the experience,

it is our first games. We've come

0:28:330:28:37

away with eighth, and it is more

than we could ever have hoped for!

0:28:370:28:41

We are so happy. And where you happy

with the performances today, Mica?

0:28:410:28:46

There are things I will always be

picky with but we came and wanted to

0:28:460:28:50

enjoy it. We would love single

figure result like nights or above.

0:28:500:28:56

Yesterday we were in the next but

0:28:560:28:59

I had a couple of mistakes but

you've got to be happy with that.

0:29:010:29:04

You've gone toe to toe with some of

the best programmes and you are

0:29:040:29:09

self-funded?

Yes, five months ago we

didn't even know that we would be

0:29:090:29:12

here! To get here, that's an

achievement in itself. We have loved

0:29:120:29:17

every minute and we want to say

thank you to everyone who supported

0:29:170:29:21

us. Thanks to our family and

friends. It has been incredible.

0:29:210:29:25

It's been a crazy few months. This

has been the cherry on top. We have

0:29:250:29:30

enjoyed it so much.

Will it be an

interesting conversation with the

0:29:300:29:35

performance director surrounding

funding and Beijing 2022?

I hope so,

0:29:350:29:40

I hope we don't have to ask people.

We don't want to be powered by the

0:29:400:29:45

people any more. We want them to

watch us and enjoy it and not have

0:29:450:29:50

to help us out again!

I think you

deserve that, I'm sure everyone at

0:29:500:29:53

home is wishing you the best between

now and Beijing. Well done again!

0:29:530:29:58

Thank you. High, Nicola!

0:29:580:30:04

Just put it into context, it is not

a medal but how good a performance

0:30:040:30:08

is it given what they have gone

through?

Is outstanding, five months

0:30:080:30:12

ago they thought it was it, it was

all over, all of the challenges they

0:30:120:30:15

have had through the season and

they've gone out, they did not have

0:30:150:30:18

as many runs as the other team, last

season, always had concussion and

0:30:180:30:24

then they could not get out there,

so they'd had 14 runs something

0:30:240:30:28

going into the condition and they've

gone out that mixed it with the

0:30:280:30:31

best. There start was not that great

but the velocity and the driving

0:30:310:30:35

phenomenal.

What could they achieve

if

0:30:350:30:37

phenomenal.

What could they achieve

if they were properly supported?

If

0:30:370:30:40

you have extra money in your pocket,

you don't have to put your own

0:30:400:30:44

hotels, drive places and do the

admin. They can concentrate on being

0:30:440:30:48

athletes, going to the gym and

training 100% and free up their mind

0:30:480:30:53

all of the other things.

Presumably

you could have a slightly quicker

0:30:530:30:58

bobsled as well.

Yes, the Americans

are like BMWs, is 0.2 seconds per

0:30:580:31:05

run in comparison, it is good but

not great compared to the Germans

0:31:050:31:09

and the American, slightly quicker

bob, slightly quicker start and they

0:31:090:31:13

are right up there, the numbers are

great, she could have won this with

0:31:130:31:17

a German sled and a tenth of a

second on the start.

They are 24, 25

0:31:170:31:21

and still learning, what do you

think, in four years' time in

0:31:210:31:24

Beijing, what would they be capable

of?

They finished eighth today,

0:31:240:31:29

three of the pilots

0:31:290:31:38

three of the pilots ahead of them

are retiring. This is a huge

0:31:380:31:40

opportunity for them, they need to

stay focused and focus on the

0:31:400:31:43

process, keep building a bit better

on the equipment, a bit more time in

0:31:430:31:45

the gym and who knows? It could be

really exciting. Olympic medals are

0:31:450:31:48

coming.

I love it!

0:31:480:31:51

Arguments will rage

as to who is the greatest in any

0:31:510:31:54

given sport but today

Norway's Marit Bjorgen became

0:31:540:31:56

the most decorated Winter Olympian

ever, and she didn't pick an easy

0:31:560:31:59

sport to do it in.

0:31:590:32:02

Cross-country skiing.

0:32:020:32:03

Paddy tells us more.

0:32:030:32:07

They call Marit Bjoergen the iron

Lady, but her life has been

0:32:070:32:11

dedicated to other metals, gold,

silver, bronze. Over five Olympic

0:32:110:32:17

Games, she has become the winter's

most relentless winner, doing so in

0:32:170:32:21

a sport which pushes the body to its

very limits.

Marit Bjoergen, another

0:32:210:32:26

superb piece of Winter Olympic

history.

She is 37 but isn't slowing

0:32:260:32:31

down. Before today, she had three

medals at this Olympics, now level

0:32:310:32:39

with the greatest metal collector,

Bjorn Dalen, on 13. And the teams

0:32:390:32:44

Brent brought Marit Bjoergen's shot

at Murray, a team-mate, Mike and

0:32:440:32:50

Casper valour, got on the way home

in third which took Marit Bjoergen

0:32:500:32:54

player.

Marit Bjoergen becomes the

greatest of all time, bronze tonight

0:32:540:32:59

for the golden girl.

And still, she

is not done, she wants individual

0:32:590:33:03

gold, and she will go in the 30

kilometre mass start on Sunday. Once

0:33:030:33:08

she has her rise on something, the

Lady's not returning. -- her eye on

0:33:080:33:13

something.

0:33:130:33:16

It's crunch time at the curling

as both British teams fight

0:33:170:33:24

gently for a place

in the semifinals.

0:33:240:33:28

Billy Morgan's flying

the flag in the big air.

0:33:280:33:31

And Russian teenagers figure it out

in the short programme.

0:33:310:33:38

I'm not a weirdo.

0:33:380:33:42

Not the VDI was expecting!

That

happens a lot. We've had a

0:34:060:34:10

transition into the studio. We are

coming it down a bit.

0:34:100:34:13

To soothe you into the second half

of the show, we welcome

0:34:130:34:16

2002 curling gold

medallist Rhona Howie.

0:34:160:34:19

Happy anniversary of your gold medal

by the way.

0:34:190:34:25

And 1984 ice dancing gold

medallist Jayne Torville.

0:34:270:34:29

And it's to the curling we go next

and it's the last matches

0:34:290:34:32

in the round robin stage.

0:34:320:34:33

Some are bought the Great Britain

men and women had to do.

To avoid

0:34:330:34:38

any tie-breakers or complications

and keep the heart rate down, they

0:34:380:34:40

just need to win.

It's very simple

and Logan Gray was willing them on.

0:34:400:34:46

#

0:35:040:35:11

It is crunch time at the cunning

arena. We have reached the final

0:35:110:35:14

stages of the Ryan Brobbel in and

both British teams are fighting for

0:35:140:35:17

their place in the semifinals. -- of

the round robin. Later, the men play

0:35:170:35:22

against the USA but first a must win

match for the women against Canada.

0:35:220:35:28

It was a strong start for the

Olympic champions, with limited

0:35:280:35:32

resistance from the Brits and at the

halfway stage, Canada had a 3-2

0:35:320:35:38

advantage. The Canadians continued

to have chances to extend their lead

0:35:380:35:41

but did not always capitalise. At

4-4 in the penultimate end, GB

0:35:410:35:46

looked like they had run into some

trouble, only to be saved by a very

0:35:460:35:50

trusted caravans.

OK, Eve Muirhead,

Great Britain skip. Still have a

0:35:500:35:59

good chance for certainly at least

one and maybe two depending on how

0:35:590:36:03

the set. Can she moved both of them?

One, too, it's that one, it's that

0:36:030:36:08

one, great shot from Eve Muirhead

and she might even be sitting two.

0:36:080:36:12

Well, Eve Muirhead played a cracker.

Cracker.

What a shot. That was a

0:36:120:36:18

peach. Jumping in the air for joy,

Eve Muirhead, and why not?

0:36:180:36:28

A wonderful shot from Eve Muirhead.

Canada just take one, they are

0:36:280:36:35

leading.

Trailing by one in the

tenth and final end, more mistakes

0:36:350:36:39

on the Canadians, and as a result,

it all came down to this.

This is a

0:36:390:36:45

shot to keep Canada in the game or

put Great Britain into a play-off

0:36:450:36:50

place because we are sitting two

right on the four foot.

Here it

0:36:500:36:56

comes, Rachel Homan giving this

plenty of ice, she wanted to come

0:36:560:37:00

in, she's got to at least lie second

stone.

Prydie hide the moment.

It is

0:37:000:37:04

starting to turn, has it got enough

weight? They are trying hard, this

0:37:040:37:08

is it, Great Britain are going to

win this, it is not going to get

0:37:080:37:11

there. The handshakes mean that

Great Britain have won this match, a

0:37:110:37:16

superb performance from Eve Muirhead

and her team.

0:37:160:37:24

and her team. Well, congratulations,

the four of you, you are

0:37:240:37:26

and her team. Well, congratulations,

the four of you, you are through to

0:37:260:37:26

the semifinal, job done.

Delighted,

we knew it would be a tough end

0:37:260:37:32

against Canada and we came out and

played a great game to book our spot

0:37:320:37:36

in the semifinal, it was our first

goal and we are delighted.

How about

0:37:360:37:41

the jumping in the air, we saw you

leaving the ice when he played that

0:37:410:37:45

brilliant shot.

I can't actually

remember it, when you are out there

0:37:450:37:49

in the zone, you forget about the

small things but I'm glad I landed

0:37:490:37:52

safely on my feet!

So the reigning

Olympic champions, Canada, are out

0:37:520:37:59

thanks to Eve Muirhead and her rink

but what about the men? Kyle Smith's

0:37:590:38:03

team are tied second in the rankings

and USA are joint fifth, let's hope

0:38:030:38:07

the Brits can keep the winning

streak alive.

0:38:070:38:11

The Americans made a strong start

before the British team fought back

0:38:110:38:14

to take a 1-shot lead in the fourth.

But mistakes started to creep in. In

0:38:140:38:21

the fifth end, the rest of advantage

by scoring three. -- US took

0:38:210:38:27

advantage. In the eighth, it went

from bad to worse.

Is this past the

0:38:270:38:32

guard? It's not!

0:38:320:38:37

This is the big shot for the US

skip. He done it well.

He's played

0:38:390:38:43

that well.

0:38:430:38:49

that well.

Kyle Smith, then, to make

sure that Great Britain get

0:38:490:38:52

something out of this and to try to

keep the match going because to give

0:38:520:38:56

up one or two would make life very

difficult indeed, so this needs to

0:38:560:39:00

be very good. Looking like, isn't

it?

They will have to work this

0:39:000:39:05

really hard.

It is looking very

light. Never anywhere near. Nowhere

0:39:050:39:11

near, in fact, that could be the

match. The USA, then, come away with

0:39:110:39:17

a victory which has really been

manufactured by Great Britain's bad

0:39:170:39:20

play. Sadly, the opportunity to

guarantee a place in the semifinals

0:39:200:39:25

has gone. It will mean a tie-break

match for Great Britain.

0:39:250:39:29

has gone. It will mean a tie-break

match for Great Britain. You win

0:39:290:39:31

together and lose together but what

will you do with the guys tonight?

0:39:310:39:34

We will have to talk about the game

and what we could have done

0:39:340:39:37

differently and what we felt went

right and wrong. There's a few

0:39:370:39:40

things to discuss and try to learn

from the game that we can take into

0:39:400:39:45

the Swiss game.

It's going to be

another late night for you as you

0:39:450:39:48

stay up to watch that.

I'll be

there.

What happened with the men?

0:39:480:39:55

It was such a solid performance

against Norway in the game

0:39:550:39:58

beforehand and they had to do the

same again but they had too many

0:39:580:40:03

half shots. The USA capitalised

straightaway. We lost big ends, two,

0:40:030:40:09

three, four, which is very

uncharacteristic for the boys. Yeah,

0:40:090:40:13

a disappointing game but as Kyle

said, they will learn from it and

0:40:130:40:16

not make the mistakes again.

And as

you know, it is not all over if you

0:40:160:40:21

have do have a tie-break. You had

two before you got through.

Yes,

0:40:210:40:27

it's a great motivator.

Get on with

it!

Get on with it!

Eve Muirhead and

0:40:270:40:32

her rink did what you

0:40:320:40:37

it!

Get on with it!

Eve Muirhead and

her rink did what you told them,

0:40:370:40:37

they are straight through and the

turning point of the match for you

0:40:370:40:40

was what?

The ninth end, it was a

very tetchy game, Great Britain

0:40:400:40:43

fighting to get the two about the

whole way through, they were two

0:40:430:40:45

down to the eighth end and when they

got the two back, in the eighth, in

0:40:450:40:50

the ninth, even wanted to keep

Canada to one and they were lying

0:40:500:40:54

two, but this shot from Eve, she

moved both red stones out of shot

0:40:540:40:59

positions. Eve is lying two.

How

good is that?

Brilliant because if

0:40:590:41:07

she had been lying one, Canada could

have hit for two and been two up in

0:41:070:41:12

the last end where is playing that

shot, she forces Canada to draw for

0:41:120:41:16

a single which she is more than

happy with going into the last end

0:41:160:41:19

one down with the hammer.

Not only

did that ensure Great Britain

0:41:190:41:24

qualified for the semifinal, it also

meant Canada out which is really

0:41:240:41:28

rare for them not to reach the

knockout stages of medal matches,

0:41:280:41:33

almost unheard-of.

Absolutely and

Canada in Olympic history have

0:41:330:41:37

always won a curling medal so this

is a massive shock for Canadian

0:41:370:41:42

curling.

To make it even worse, the

women's team coach is a Canadian.

0:41:420:41:48

Yes!

What is his name?

Glenn Howard.

On his Wikipedia page, someone has

0:41:480:41:54

changed it so instead of saying he's

an Olympic colour and all his

0:41:540:41:59

achievements, it just says, "Curling

traitor!" Because he is coaching the

0:41:590:42:03

GB women.

Loads of countries have

foreign coaches, quite a few

0:42:030:42:10

countries have Canadian coaches and

I bet they are not being called

0:42:100:42:13

traitors right now!

Not at the

moment. If you had to make a

0:42:130:42:17

prediction for how far the GB women

will go, what do you think?

My bet

0:42:170:42:21

is it is South Korea and Great

Britain in the final.

Everybody

0:42:210:42:27

grasping, that would be fantastic,

great atmosphere!

0:42:270:42:30

After disappointment

in the snowboard slopestyle

0:42:300:42:32

Britain's Billy Morgan has lofty

ambitions in the big air.

0:42:320:42:34

He'll have to hit new heights if

he's to get through qualification.

0:42:340:42:37

Let's join our team of Jenny Jones,

Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood.

0:42:370:42:43

Hugo Van Halen! The shrine.

0:42:440:42:48

, data hello and welcome, the jump

has been polished. -- COMMENTATOR:

0:42:510:42:58

Hello and welcome, the jump has been

published like a prized piece of

0:42:580:43:00

mahogany and now it awaits the

world's best snowboarders.

We've got

0:43:000:43:07

three Brits competing today, Billy

Morgan, Jamie Nicholls and Rowan

0:43:070:43:11

Coultas. They get two runs and the

best one counts, there's two heats

0:43:110:43:15

and six athletes qualify from each

heat. The first to drop is Jamie.

0:43:150:43:25

Oh!

No! I'm going to let him off

because he was the first athlete to

0:43:250:43:29

drop and he's got another run.

Nervous legs, shake it out, Jamie.

0:43:290:43:36

Rider after riders stomp their

jumps, with a triple 1440 proving

0:43:360:43:39

very popular. Rowan Coultas landed a

triple for the first time in

0:43:390:43:47

competition but such was the

standard, he was only eighth after

0:43:470:43:51

the first run.

Going into the second

one, the guys have do step it up or

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do something incredibly different to

stand out from the crowd.

0:43:550:44:02

Jamie had all the pressure on him

going into the second run and he

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landed his cab 1440. But would it

score highly enough to get him into

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the top six?

This is nerve-racking.

Yeah.

Really close, I think it is

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fifth or sixth. 81.25, it's not

there, his Olympics is done.

The

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standard of the competition has been

unreal, very much everyone in the

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competition did 14 and above which

is not normal in a qualification!

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Max Parrot sent a huge frontside

triple 1440 deep into the landing to

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extend his lead over Kyle Mack of

America, and Chris Corning. Their

0:44:390:44:45

team-mate Red Gerard improved and

moved back into fifth but he was

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pushed down into the bubble position

by Sweden's Niklas Mattsson, who was

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the first to up the rotations and

land a 1620 in the competition.

Oh,

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my goodness!

Rowan Coultas was left

knowing he needed to improve his

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score by four points to qualify for

the final.

I get more stressed than

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he does.

Really?

Definitely.

Wow!

He

goes big and it is clean but the

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trailing arm was on his knee again.

It's an improvement.

So close.

He's

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missed out by 0.5.

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CHEERING

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CHEERING

In heat two, we have Billy Morgan

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and it will be a tough qualifier to

get through to the finals but I

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really think he can do this. If he

lands the triple, deep and clean and

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with a double grab.

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with a double grab. They landed 1600

paw to all but guarantee their

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qualification. Billy Morgan stormed

the same trick a nose grab air.

That

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was beautiful!

He scored 87.5,

leaving him on the bubble in the

0:46:130:46:18

sixth and final qualification spot.

Next in, Carlos Garcia night. He

0:46:180:46:27

will clean it up! I did not think it

was possible to clean it up! 97.5.

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Marcus Cleveland fell, meaning that

he was out of the competition. Billy

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Morgan is on the bubble but he will

either have to bring in a double

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grab Faubert trick or completely

step it up.

The British bands having

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to get ready for this man... -- the

British fans.

Massive! It is better!

0:46:550:47:05

It is better! Ooh Billy! That worse

beautiful

you couldn't land a Boeing

0:47:050:47:16

eight 380 better than that! Look at

his face! Billy Morgan has upped his

0:47:160:47:25

score, can he hang in there and make

it through to the final?

0:47:250:47:33

it through to the final? The German

was the only rider who could take

0:47:330:47:36

Billy's spot in the final...

That

was massive! My goodness! Why would

0:47:360:47:43

he do that to us? So, Billy Morgan,

Team GB, currently in sixth place.

0:47:430:47:50

Let's see what the score does

here... 87.25!

Sorry, Billy Morgan

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is through to the finals! Yes,

Billy! You are in an Olympic big air

0:47:590:48:05

final. How does it feel?

I don't

want to get too excited, I will keep

0:48:050:48:10

it under wraps. After seeing the

standard, I wasn't expecting to get

0:48:100:48:17

in there. I will squeeze the points

out of that trick and it worked!

0:48:170:48:21

Well done to him, through to the

finals. What was I meant to do

0:48:210:48:25

there? Jenny Jones would have known

how to do that!

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Now to figure skating

and after winning silver together

0:48:320:48:35

in the team event a pair of Russian

teens go head-to-head

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in the women's singles.

0:48:370:48:40

Evgenia Medvedeva is the two-time

reigning world champion and has only

0:48:400:48:44

been beaten once since 2015. That

was in last month's European

0:48:440:48:49

Championships where her 15-year-old

compatriot Alina Zagitova arrived on

0:48:490:48:53

the scene in sensational style...

0:48:530:48:56

With the OA are seeking an elusive

first gold medal of the games and

0:48:560:48:59

Russian dominance expected in the

programme, the women's singles

0:48:590:49:03

figure skating got off to a flying

start... The Japanese performance

0:49:030:49:10

was enough for them to go into the

top spot while earning her a

0:49:100:49:14

personal best score. The triple axel

was landed in the last event, making

0:49:140:49:21

her the first female figure skater

to achieve that at an Olympics, but

0:49:210:49:26

it wasn't to be this time around for

Mirai Nagasu. Choi Da-bin lived up

0:49:260:49:34

to a huge reception from the

crowd...

In third position, and the

0:49:340:49:38

crowd like that result.

Her stint in

the top three winners to be short.

0:49:380:49:46

The top three were stored to take to

the ice. Evgenia Medvedeva suffered

0:49:460:49:54

a broken foot in October but with

this routine she put her injury woes

0:49:540:49:58

behind her.

The triple flip and a

triple toe loop...

0:49:580:50:10

triple toe loop... A double axel,

watch her right knee, coming across

0:50:100:50:12

in front. Beautiful! It is

perfection again.

81.61, a new world

0:50:120:50:22

record!

But her record wouldn't

stand for very long. Another podium

0:50:220:50:28

prospect, Kaetlyn Osmond helped

Canada to their team gold last week.

0:50:280:50:36

A good performance but falling short

of the Marcus Epps aye two.

The

0:50:360:50:43

triple Lutz and a double axel... --

but falling short of the performance

0:50:430:50:48

there.

0:50:480:50:53

15-year-old looked to get her medal

from her compatriot...

The triple

0:51:050:51:11

flip!

0:51:110:51:19

flip! And the double axel...

That is

Evgenia Medvedeva's world record

0:51:190:51:26

already broken! And it stood for

only five minutes!

She managed to

0:51:260:51:31

set up a OAR

0:51:310:51:34

one and two. You would think OAR's

first gold medal

0:51:340:51:38

one and two. You would think OAR's

first gold medal of the games is

0:51:380:51:40

guaranteed?

I would think so, but

you never know. What if they both

0:51:400:51:44

made a mess? As one of the American

journalists call the American team,

0:51:440:51:50

they were

0:51:500:51:56

they were in a splat-fest, they are

low at the moment, that is unusual

0:51:560:51:59

for the USA. It could happen, but I

did think that Zagitova looked so

0:51:590:52:09

good, more sure-footed

0:52:090:52:12

did think that Zagitova looked so

good, more sure-footed then her

0:52:120:52:14

competitor.

How would you

characterise them?

They are so

0:52:140:52:19

similar. One is just a little taller

than the other!

And they even where

0:52:190:52:24

similar outfits?

One thing that I

did notice, this is a personal

0:52:240:52:28

thing, there are certain moments

with Medvedeva... Is that how you

0:52:280:52:33

say it? Sometimes, if you notice

with her feet, her free leg, she

0:52:330:52:42

doesn't point her toe. So she gets

an ugly position with it.

How do you

0:52:420:52:46

point your telling those boots?

You

point with your ankle right down to

0:52:460:52:51

your big toe. That doesn't count at

this stage, it is all about how many

0:52:510:52:58

jumps they complete. And all of

these technical elements. A simple

0:52:580:53:03

thing that she could do is to think

about... She does have a nice

0:53:030:53:07

turnout but doesn't necessarily

point her toe.

It may be a daft

0:53:070:53:15

question, why does Zagitova where

her tights over her boots?

Some

0:53:150:53:19

competitors think it makes your legs

look longer. Some skaters even have

0:53:190:53:23

beige colour boots so that the tides

blend into the boots.

It is an

0:53:230:53:27

illusion that they have longer limbs

and so look more graceful.

I do

0:53:270:53:31

think that being in the singles must

be really lonely...

Not in an arena

0:53:310:53:36

like that. There are a lot of people

cheering you on.

But in training and

0:53:360:53:41

everything?

For those two Russian

girls, they train together and I

0:53:410:53:48

think the younger, at one point,

probably wanted to learn from the

0:53:480:53:51

older one. And has learned a huge

amount from being in the same rink.

0:53:510:53:54

They both have a fantastic standard.

An incredibly high standard. 15 is

0:53:540:53:59

the minimum age to be in the

Olympics. Now here is Paddy with the

0:53:590:54:03

best of the rest... At one point it

was difficult to distinguish between

0:54:030:54:06

the gold and the Orange in the speed

skating. Such was the Netherlands

0:54:060:54:11

dominance, they haven't had it all

their own way. The women's pursuit

0:54:110:54:14

final, a stunning pursuit from Japan

pipped them to the title. It was

0:54:140:54:22

Wust's final Olympics. The Dutch

managed to get a bronze medal in the

0:54:220:54:30

speed skating. A bronze in the

women's ice hockey was decided by a

0:54:300:54:35

thrilling match. Finland were two

up, surviving a fightback by the

0:54:350:54:40

Olympic Athletes from Russia to win

three two, meaning a medal for the

0:54:400:54:47

oldest player in Olympic ice hockey.

Hoesflot Klaebo is less than half

0:54:470:54:52

her -- half her age, still 21, but

won his third gold medal of the

0:54:520:54:57

games in the team sprint. That's why

he's known as the Usain Bolt of

0:54:570:55:02

Snow, powering to a victory.

Cross-country skiing is a sport of

0:55:020:55:05

toil and sweat and yet somehow, he

makes it look cool!

0:55:050:55:11

STUDIO: He does!

0:55:110:55:13

Another good day for the Norwegians,

gold medals in cross-country skiing

0:55:130:55:15

and speed skating put them on 13

golds, just one short

0:55:150:55:18

of the all-time record.

0:55:180:55:19

Germany have equalled their best

ever total of 12 golds after winning

0:55:190:55:22

the women's bobsleigh.

0:55:220:55:23

Great Britain still in 16th...

0:55:230:55:25

This is good, I think! For the

colours to know. Jamie Murray is

0:55:330:55:37

watching and supporting Team GB all

the way from Rio! I'm very glad to

0:55:370:55:46

see we have made it to South Korea!

Aah! Isn't that sweet?

A lot of

0:55:460:55:54

kitchen utensils all over the

country being put to alternative

0:55:540:55:58

use!

She's got the oven gloves on

her feet!

You will love this... He

0:55:580:56:06

would make a good skip, wouldn't he?

Very good, it's a shame that the dog

0:56:060:56:10

is in the way!

Curling with ice

blocks there. And a toy mouse in the

0:56:100:56:17

house! The pupils from Abbott well

primary in Harlow have got into the

0:56:170:56:24

Winter Olympic spirit. They have

gone big on the bobsleigh!

Lean!

0:56:240:56:29

Feel the rhythm!

Now it's time for

red-hot

0:56:290:56:37

ice-cold...

First up in the ice hockey, I wonder

0:56:370:56:40

whether it is just the players but

everyone nearby who wants to wear a

0:56:400:56:44

helmet! Have a look at this... It

gets him right on his conk! A bit of

0:56:440:56:54

ice. There is a lot of it around!

Next, the American bobsleigh silver

0:56:540:56:59

medallist Alana Miller is Taylor --

Elana Meyers Taylor.

0:56:590:57:08

Elana Meyers Taylor.

Getting into

the zone pre-race, I'm guessing

0:57:120:57:13

she's listening to "Eye of the

Tiger" from Rocky III.. I listen to

0:57:130:57:16

classical music, you have two be

relaxed at the same time!

Next, I

0:57:160:57:21

believe I can fly!

0:57:210:57:26

believe I can fly! Gold medallist

and team mate Sofia Goggia's

0:57:270:57:28

reaction says it all? she was all

right! And finally, the mullet is

0:57:280:57:34

coming back! New Zealand hipster

Peter Michael... And actually,

0:57:340:57:38

Chemmy told me that it is

scientifically proven to be the

0:57:380:57:44

fastest hairstyle! Her baby has a

mullet, she says it is because it is

0:57:440:57:49

really fast! If you flip over to the

BBC for channel, you can see

0:57:490:57:54

extended highlights of the figure

skating and the men's ski cross. And

0:57:540:58:01

men's curling just after midnight

tonight. Will they win?

Of course!

0:58:010:58:06

GB have a must win tie break

against Switzerland,

0:58:060:58:09

that starts in just over

four hours' time.

0:58:090:58:13

On the mountain...

0:58:130:58:14

Mikaela Shiffrin is going for her

second gold of the games

0:58:140:58:17

in the womens combined,

that's at 02:30.

0:58:170:58:19

Before that from 1am,

can anyone stop marvellous

0:58:190:58:21

Marcel Hirscher in the men's slalom?

0:58:210:58:26

The unlikeliest challenger

would be our own Dave 'The Rocket'

0:58:260:58:29

Ryding who graduated

from the plastic slopes of Pendle

0:58:290:58:31

to the mountains of Pyeongchang.

0:58:310:58:32

It's not a bad story...

0:58:320:58:34

Thank you for being with us, good

night!

0:58:340:58:39

Dave Ryding from Great Britain,

holding his nerve!

He's looking in

0:58:420:58:46

good shape... He is second! That is

sensational!

Dave Ryding has made

0:58:460:58:57

skiing history! What a ski from Dave

Ryding.

0:58:570:59:01

Clare Balding presents highlights of the day's action at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Day 12 sees the conclusion of the women's bobsleigh, featuring British duo Mica McNeill and Mica Moore, and the women's downhill skiing - considered the 'blue riband' event of the Games. Medals are also at stake in speedskating, cross-country skiing and the always dramatic ski cross.