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Previously at the Winter Olympics...
What a day for Soviet Kodjia, she is
the Olympic downhill champion.
Lindsey Vonn goes home with the
Record position for
the great British team, eighth
Great Britain have cemented
their place in the final four.
are in the Olympic began final, how
does it feel?
Hello and welcome to the Today
at the Games and this
was a record breaking day.
10 gold medals on offer,
the most ever for a single day
in Winter Olympic history.
And we'll show them all.
Join us for the ride.
The Rocket has lift-off.
Dave Ryding started skiing
on plastic in Lancashire.
Can he slalom his way
to Olympic glory?
Big air - bigger thrills.
An unmissable finish to the first
women's big air final.
See America's combined
forces in action.
Shiffrin versus Vonn for the only
time at the Olympics.
Older, wiser - is he still a winner?
David Wise defends his halfpipe
title at the Phoenix Snow Park.
And a North American
duel in the ice hockey.
Old rivals Canada and the USA face
off for gold in the women's final.
To analyse and enjoy it all, we have
2010 skeleton Olympic champion, Amy
Williams, four time British ski
champion turned ski cross racer Ed
Drake and two time Olympic
snowboarder Ben Kilner. I'm going to
start with a quiz question. Can you
name the three alpine skiers who
have won three gold medals at one
Austrian Toni Sailer took the triple
at the 1956 Olympics in Cortina.
12 years later, French
great Jean Claude Killy
dominated in Grenoble.
Absolutely on home soil.
16 years ago, Croatian
Janica Kostelic did
the threepeat in Salt Lake City.
That is why you are the experts.
Marvellous Marcel Hirscher already
has two golds in the bag.
Could he get his third
in his favourite event, the slalom?
Marcel Hirscher still in front.
word, Marcel Hirscher on a mission!
The greatest of all time.
Hirscher is an Olympic champion.
is in a different league.
giant slalom Olympic champion!
He'll be the man to beat.
Going for GB will be
Dave The Rocket Ryding who has lived
up to his nickname with a rapid rise
in the slalom standings.
He's claimed six top ten finishes
in last season's World Cup.
And he finished second to Marcel
Hirscher in Kitzbuhel.
Let's see if the lad
who learnt his craft on the plastic
slopes of Pendle can win our first
or should it be our second?
or should it be our second?
Today is the men's slalom. Today is
an opportunity to right a wrong.
Today, we have a medal contender.
Dave Ryding rewrite the record
16 years ago, we had a medal
contender, Alan Baxter.
16 years ago, we had a medal
contender, Alan Baxter.
Alan Baxter from Great Britain wins
the Olympic slalom bronze medal.
Great Britain's first-ever medal on
snow. But it was cruelly taken away.
British skier Alain Baxter has been
stripped of the bronze medal.
used a nasal inhaler bought in
America with the same packaging as
the ones in the UK but different
ingredients, one of which was on the
banned list. There was no
performance enhancing benefit. That
bronze was Alan Baxter's. So today,
Dave Ryding has an opportunity. For
an Olympic medal for him and to
redress the balance. Slalom is
contested over two runs with the
Times added together to determine
the winner. Norwegian Henrik
Kristoffersen is currently ranked
second in the world and showed his
skills in the first run. Smooth
skiing on the steep and brilliant
acceleration across the flat,
setting a time for the rest of the
field to chase.
might be the best Austrian ski racer
of all time but he proved today that
even he is human.
to recover but not today. Marcel
Hirscher will not win a third gold.
Dave Ryding is wearing bib 13 but
ignored the possible hoodoo to ski a
smooth if slightly cautious run to
How do you feel up to
the first run? I know you felt
anxious going down.
Happily made it
down and happy he's happy so we will
see about the second one.
the visitor after the race so what
will a good result be?
I know he
will be happy with top ten. I'm
going to say that, hopefully better
but you never know with slalom.
the second run, the top 30 go in
reverse order, Britain's Laurie
Taylor skiing superbly on his
Olympic debut, finishing 26th
Dave Riding, the rocket. A
slightly, ever so slightly cautious
first leg from the man who learned
his trade on the upturned
toothbrushes of the Pendle dry slope
in Lancashire. But now he moves into
the favourite part of the course for
the British number one, the Rocket
Stuttgart is to get acceleration on
the flat. -- starts to get. This is
where he's at his best and he is
opening up a significant lead over
the Norwegian. Dave Ryding, skiing
for Gold medal position in the
Olympic slalom. It is his for the
moment! Not sure how long the time
will hold but he's in the lead.
got the green at the mosquito that
Conservative at the top then
switched it up and went for it on
Was flying from steeped
His older brother, Mario, or
the Olympic champion four years ago,
it has never happened that brothers
have won Olympic gold medals in
successive games. His advantage over
Dave Ryding was half a second. Now
it is a quarter of a second. Michael
Matt, racing through the final few
terms, has he done enough to go into
gold for Austria? I think so, he
has. Ramon Zenhaeusern, the tallest
man in the race. He is not built
like a typical slalom skier but he
has got incredible skills from edge
to edge, so fast. Putting in some
fine turns. Now he's in the red zone
for the first time. Six hundredths
of a second but back to green now.
He is giving Michael Matt a real
scare. This is a lovely finish from
Ramon Zenhaeusern. He is carving it
up and he is skiing into top spot. A
new leader, here.
uses his height as they get out of
jail card. If he runs late in the
line, you can just throw his legs
out and make it inside the gate.
boy, can he work the skis on the
flat, he puts so much energy into it
which is why he is currently in the
Clement Noel, getting ready to
go. 800th of a second, his advantage
over Ramon Zenhaeusern after the
first run, it was a sensational run
first up for the young man from Val
deserve. Seventh after the first
run. Now he is starting to motor.
Onto the flat. Finding his rhythm,
one hundredth of a second in front
at the last bit, this is going to go
down to the wire, Little mistake,
six gates from home, now he drives
for the finishing line and he is
third, Clement Noel. Not enough to
move Ramon Zenhaeusern or Michael
Matt. Victor Muffat-Jeandet is
ready. Sixth in the giant slalom,
the bronze medallist in the Alpine
combined. He's had an outstanding
Olympics. Can't afford any mistakes
now and when he has cleared the
steep, he's going to have to open
the throttle and push and drive
through the final few terms if he is
to overturn Ramon Zenhaeusern's
lead. Ramon Zenhaeusern has been
omnipresent in the leaders in
closure. Nobody can move him. Victor
Muffat-Jeandet is the next drive. Is
this quick enough? Can he beat
1:39.30 three. Not quite. There will
be a medal for Ramon Zenhaeusern.
Now it is down to Andre Myhrer and
Henrik is De Vos in to sort things
out. Andre Myhrer's lead is
significant, three quarters of a
second over Ramon Zenhaeusern. He
loves the pressure of competition.
That is the first mistake, it might
not catch up with him until the next
intermediate. One or two wide turns,
his advantage is three quarters of a
second, last time the clock stopped.
Next it. At around 1.25 and it has
been reduced to a third of a second.
A mistake at the top catching up
with Andre Myhrer's time. He is
starting to accelerate through the
final few turns. Can he be the
first, I had a Ramon Zenhaeusern? He
can! Gold medal position for Andre
Myhrer. He can finish in no worse
physically strong and he was able to
transfer the power onto the skis.
Definitely the battle of the Giants,
he comes down in the lead and really
deserves it, neither lovable giant.
Kristofferson is next and he will
use technique rather than strength.
Henrik Kristoffersen staring out of
the start heart, visualising what
lies ahead, the bronze medallist
four years ago in Sochi. His
advantage over Andre Myhrer is two
tenths of a second. Fast start for
Henrik Kristoffersen, one of the
smaller, lighter men. Oh, he's down!
It's over for Henrik Kristoffersen!
Andre Myra is the Olympic slalom
Well, who would have
thought it, the two big favourites,
Marcel Hirscher goes out on the
first run and then in almost exactly
the same place, Henrik Kristoffersen
out on the second.
Such a surprise
because he's normally so visited, we
were looking for the Scandinavian
battle but you can see the Swedes
going wild because Andrei has only
gone and done it, how incredible. --
Who would have picked this
I knew it would be tough
because Marcel and Henrik have been
really outstanding this year. It is
hard to beat them. But I knew that
this hill could fit me pretty good.
So happy I pulled it off and going
Top ten in the
I'm not complaining
Top ten in the
I'm not complaining about
the top ten, solid day. I made a
couple of mistakes. I know I could
have had a bit more in me but at the
same time it's the Olympics and
everyone is feeling the same thing
probably. Ninth is respectful.
Ed is our Alpine expert and you know
Dave. Do you thing he will in time
think that was a missed opportunity
or be pleased he finished in the top
A bit of both, he will be happy
with the top ten which is an amazing
result in itself but when he looks
back, especially with the two big
guns not finishing, he will wish
that he risks a bit more.
Particularly on the second run?
that he risks a bit more.
Particularly on the second run?
think so, a bit of both, he risked a
bit more on the second run but for
him, it was 90%, a tiny bit safe and
you can't win a medal skiing
anything other than 100%. -- 98%.
negotiated 126 gates cleanly, which
Henrik is De Vos and an even more
surprisingly, even though they were
both pricing, Marcel Hirscher did
not. Talk about Dave's technique and
the difficulty of skiing slalom on
this kind of snow a bit.
very stable, didn't make many
mistakes, had a couple of line
errors but the snow itself is
aggressive because it is artificial.
What we are used to in the World Cup
is injected pistes.
What does that
Injection is a huge bar about
three meters long and it has needles
that go into the snow and it hooks
up to a fire hydrant kind of thing
and it pumps water into the snow to
make it freeze so it is like skiing
on glass, it is ice, we don't race
on snow, it's ice and it is so that
it is more even across the field.
It's a bit quicker and the guys tend
to like it more.
particularly likes injected snow but
he did not like this and he was
negative about it before the race
even started. For him not to
complete his first run and not to
finish the race is how rare?
rare, the last time he did not
finish the slalom at the World Cup
was in February 2016. This guy does
not not finish, he always finishes,
he is so good at recovering. He gets
pitched over the front and his skis
bite which is a characteristic of
artificial snow but he had it in his
head, he wrote about how the IOC
said the piste would be injected and
it obviously wasn't so he had it in
his mind already.
Andre Myra, the
first suite to win the slalom since
1980. -- Andre Marriner. He is 35 so
was it a shock or would you have had
him in the top three?
It's not a
shock because he is very consistent,
he was so stable top to bottom, made
a couple of mistakes but gets the
skis running really cleanly. He's
not been at it in classic slalom
this year but he has won a city
event and he is always there or
thereabouts and when it is a bit
flatter, his strength, he can drive
the ski and it was not a surprise.
Dave Ryding took huge heart from
that because he will be 35 about in
four years' time so if Andre Myhrer
can do it, so can he. Let's head off
two Mr T's favourite sport.
I pity the fool the!
watching the curling and everyone is
After losing their final round robin
match against USA yesterday,
the British men's curling team,
led by skip Kyle Smith,
had a win or bust tie-breaker
Win and they progress
to the semifinals.
Lose and they are out
of the Olympics.
Here's Paddy Gearey.
Dean Smith had taken the treacherous
path. The thinnest ice and the last
chance. Yesterday progress to the
semifinals was blocked by the
American stone and now the curling
family had come to see them take on
Switzerland. They beat them once in
the round robin but they do so again
and they get through. Everything was
rolling into place...
Kyle Smith! Two lovely stones to
4-1 up and it got tighter.
At the end of the eighth they were
about in control... Stop there...
Don't panic! Good, I was panicking!
5-4 and they had their crucial last
shot in the final end. Then, it
happened. The nightmare at nine...
The yellow is our only shot.
idea was to give them two and allow
no way through.
I don't know about
There is still a hole
It looks as though
Benoit Schwarz has got through the
gap... This could be good!
A stunning shot. They
spotted it, he played it. That may
well be it for Great Britain.
end. Effectively if not quite
literally, the Brits staggered, into
the tenth but the takeout was
Switzerland get the win and
go through to the semifinals.
Disappointment for Kyle Smith and
his team. Great Britain are out.
came to our first Olympics and gave
it our best shot. We made the
play-offs and in the end we had a
good game today but it wasn't to be,
sadly. There is plenty to look
forward to going forward. We need to
take some time and reflect on the
STUDIO: You could see from their
faces and hear it in their voices
and their body language, how upset
the whole team was to be out the
Olympics. They finished in fifth.
Rhona is with me, it could have been
They started so well,
they were in control and playing out
their skins. They were controlling
the game, 4-1 up at one point. For
it all to change, in one end, it is
absolutely gutting. The boys will
play that end for evermore.
other options did Kyle Smith have
and what was he trying to do?
basically saying, Switzerland, I
will give you two because I cannot
play anything that will improve the
situation. If I guard, you can have
your two. That was a great position
to be in. His guard just over cold.
By millimetres. -- it over curled.
But with Benoit Schwarz, how good a
shot did he make here?
awesome, unfortunately, if Kyle had
been a couple of metres towards the
centre line, that shot would not
have been possible for Switzerland
and it would have been a different
outcome. The sport is cruel at
times. The boys were so close. It is
their best performance of the week.
Stats wise, individually and as a
team. They have fought so hard.
Sadiq ended that way.
morning, at 11 o'clock, Eve Muirhead
and her rink will go on to the ice
for a semifinal game against Sweden.
What do you want to see?
go out firing from the word go. They
want to score big, and keep the game
close. Eve and Anna have had close
games over the years. It will be
tight but Britain in the last few
ends have the edge to stamp their
authority. And go on to win the
Play Korea in
the final, and then ultimately...
There is a gold medal at stake.
There you go, she said it!
Some history at the Winter Olympics
today. The first ever medals were
awarded in the women's competition
of the big air. Some big names to
look forward to... Including Jamie
Anderson and Anna Gasser.
didn't even exist three years ago
but we've come such a long way since
then... The women's big air was only
included three years ago but now it
is on another level...
is on another level... The first big
error Olympic medal will be handed
out today. There are 12 women
competing. Including Jamie Anderson,
Spencer O'Brien, Zoi Sadowski
Synnott and the awesome Anna Gasser.
These girls will send it to the
COMMENTATOR: Jamie Anderson is
the most experienced and successful
woman in freestyle snowboarding
right now. There are two jumps and
you are not allowed to repeat a
rotation. She goes
rotation. She goes straight in!
Jamie Anderson, just when you think
that she might be out of her
That was amazing!
in... 16-year-old Reira Iwabuchi
from Japan. One of the most
self-motivated people in the
Japanese team. She goes, I want to
do this and she works with the
coaches. Wow! That was amazing! I
like that everyone went "Wow!"
like that everyone went "Wow!" From
the 16-year-old to the 31-year-old
veteran, Yuka Fujimori. Backside
900. That was so good. Switching to
grab as well. She has got it on
rails, hasn't she?
That will score
her well. Especially landing on the
switch. Massive strategy from Jamie
Anderson, she wanted to come out as
you said and put pressure on
That is what she has done
to Anna Gasser. Dropping in...
Perfect! Could not have done any
Run one done, the level is
already high. The atmosphere is
awesome. Probably the best I have
seen at the Olympics so far for me.
COMMENTATOR: Jamie Anderson, putting
so much pressure on everyone with
the frontside flat spin 1080. Very,
very clean. Doing a little dance...
It works for her.
It works for her. A double and a
Coke. How did she hold onto that?
This second run from Anna Gasser
will be critical. The New Zealander,
Zoi Sadowski Synnott, her movement
in the qualifying was beautiful. We
will see it again now... Wow! That
I love this trick. It
The switch back 900
scored big for Zoi Sadowski Synnott
there. 92 points. COMMENTATOR: Anna
Gasser, the Austrian stands at the
top of the run for her second jump.
We know that she has the backside
double 1080. We are just about to
see it... Beautifully lined up! She
storms it! Absolutely stomps it.
That take-off. It was amazing.
Jamie Anderson is in the lead after
that second run. She managed to land
both of her tricks. Anna Gasser
isn't far behind. If she can land
the backside double ten clean and
deeper, she is there. It is all to
play for in the third and final
run... COMMENTATOR: Her first jump
got 90 points, she backed it up with
a 7.2 five. She has the luxury of
really going for it here. We did not
see the little shimmy...
see the little shimmy... Cab... 1080
to the last line! How did she not
explode into 1 million pieces?
Jamie Anderson went massive but
totally wiped out on her third run.
She will not score anything higher
and currently sits in first
position. COMMENTATOR: Having
stomped the double flip and the
switch backside 900, Zoi Sadowski
Synnott drops in... Frontside...
The frontside 1080, nobody has
seen that yet.
This is so good to
That could have been it. It
could have been a gold medal. WWE
the pressure is on for Anna Gasser.
Can she go bigger and deeper on the
back ten and stomp it to move into
the gold medal position...
COMMENTATOR: Anderson knows at the
least she has a silver. Only this
woman can move her from the gold
I'm a little
This is coming
down to the wire!
down to the wire!
Anna Gasser landed
it bigger, deeper and cleaner. This
is going to be a good score. Is it
enough for her to get a gold medal?
There it is! She has done it! 96. A
gold medal for Anna Gasser.
deserved, what a phenomenal
absolutely nailing her last trick.
She comes away with the first ever
women's big air gold at the
How are you feeling right now?
very happy, very happy for her.
is mum feeling?
It is so good.
Really, I cannot believe it.
pressure going into the third run,
there was so much on you. What were
you thinking at that point?
thing was I already knew I had the
silver and not too much to lose. I
was thinking if I should do my
safety jump again and get a higher
score, but I looked at the crowd and
thought, I'm here to show my best.
I'm going to take the risk and if I
land the jump, I'm going to be in
first. That's what I did and I'm so
happy it worked out.
STUDIO: I love her attitude, that
she didn't have much to lose, stood
at the top of the biggest ramp in
the world. Ed, you
at the top of the biggest ramp in
the world. Ed, you have a question
Yes, when they take off
and you see some of the athletes
beginning rotations before they take
off, do judges look at that?
there are three main components to
what the judges are looking for. The
take-off, in the air, and landing.
The take-off, if they "Scrub the
take-off", they go on the down
This is the best of the lot.
Anna Gasser's third jump...
This is the best of the lot.
Anna Gasser's third jump...
her hardest trick. It is so hard to
do that 1080. You are very blind on
your landing. Her back is to be
landing, that's the last thing that
she sees. To see this in lady
snowboarding, and the fact that
slopestyle was hard done by with the
wind, it is so good for female
snowboarding to showcase the sport
in the way it has.
How many times
would she have practised that trick?
Hundreds of times, I know that Anna
has had a big problem with injuries.
She's tried these tricks and had big
injuries. She's had to get back on
her feet and obviously getting them
down to perfection.
survived the weather the best in the
slopestyle, and here in better
conditions, she was keen to showcase
her experience and everything that
she has, she has put down frontside
1080 here. Flat spins, they
generally tend to be a little harder
to control. Technically you are
trying to land and your body is
rotating round. She gets it
absolutely perfect. From her first
run, the judges thought, oh, God,
here we go!
It is so different and
it looked so good. I think the big
air is here to stay.
I think it is
Your favourite event?
Yes! Skeleton, of course, right up
this is just below! Short track
would have been mine...
It's been two days now since Elise
Christie's Olympic came to an end.
After her disastrous outing
four years ago in Sochi,
she came to Pyeongchang as Britain's
best chance of a medal.
and ultimately an injured ankle have
left her empty-handed once again.
She's reflected on her
Games with David McDaid.
As far as I was concerned, I
qualified and I thought it was
unbelievable, I finished in second
place in an Olympics, top 16, with
ligament damage to my ankle and I
think that shows you how physically
strong I am.
After Sochi come he
went on to the World Championships
and you admitted that once you
stopped competing, that is when it
really hit you. How do you think it
will pan out emotionally when you
get back home after this?
I suffered from depression and
everything else at that point. I'm
not in that position now. I still
have a lot of things I want to
achieve. I want to be the first
person to go under 42 seconds, to
win the 500 gold I have not got, I'm
improving, my start is getting
You mentioned after the
1000, straightaway you are talking
about retiring and it just came out!
And then I knew I would
keep going because I would not have
said it if I did not mean it but I
would like to come back and do long
track and short track at the next
games if I can would probably means
sacrificing a short track event
which would probably be the 1500.
But that's OK because I will get
myself so strong, it's not going to
Fighting talk from Elise
Christie, Team GB has various
ambassadors and you are one of them,
what would your advice be to her
She needs to go home, she's already
been through some processes in her
head but when she gets back to the
UK, it will come flooding back but
she needs to take time out, of
course, heal, get her injury, back
to walking and doing everything
properly and then go on holiday,
switch off, walk away, go off for
four, five, six months, live, travel
around and do the things you cannot
do as an athlete and then some --
slowly come back into it. If she
stays for another four years, it is
a long time away, to Beijing. It is
a long time to still have to be
tested so take time out and just
kind of find your life again.
out of the bubble?
That disqualification in the 1000m
heats on Tuesday denied Elise
the chance of getting into today's
final but as you'll see,
she had a reason to celebrate.
Here's Paddy with a round-up
of the action on the short track.
Without Elise Christie, the world
champion, South Korea were
favourites for the 1000 metres, a
nation 's eyes on Choi Minjeong and
Shim Sukhee but this is a sport
where the plot does not so much
twist as grammar, in the final lap,
both Koreans out, the arena still in
shock as a teenage Dutchwoman won.
Suzanne Schulting can't believe it!
GB Olympic champion!
Kim Bui to
Canada got the silver and Arianna
Fontana of Italy got the bronze. The
men's 500 metres was set up as
China's chance to win a long-awaited
gold. The man with the pressure, Wu
Dajing, easily the favourite and as
we know, that can count for little
in this sport but neither of the
Koreans could get near him.
Dajing takes the gold and breaks his
own world record.
This was short
track at its most serene and
Still to come.
It's Vonn and off for Lindsey.
We'll watch her and Mikaela Shiffrin
in the women's Alpine combined.
A Wise head helps, even in an event
where you probably don't
want to think too much.
And one of the Winter Olympics'
greatest rivalries rumbles on.
USA take on Canada for
women's ice hockey gold.
Vomiting at the top.
24, it's my favourite bit!
After yesterday's emotional
bronze medal for US skiing
superstar Lindsey Vonn,
today's Alpine combined was to be
her last ever Olympic event.
Standing in her way
is Mikaela Shiffrin who took gold
in the giant slalom and then
was only fourth in the slalom.
In the combined event, skiers go
downhill first, then slalom.
The fastest combined times wins.
That's why it's called the combined.
Have I said combined enough?
The Green Bay Packers supporter from
Switzerland, Michelle Gisin, was
chasing a gold medal to match her
sister's in the downhill four years
ago. She set the early pace.
Compatriot and favourite for gold,
reigning world champion Wendy
Holdener, moved ahead of Michelle
Gisin, finishing tenth after the
downhill but with her specialism,
the slalom, still to come. With two
silvers already, Norwegian downhill
specialist Ragnhild Mowinckel was
hoping it would not again be a case
of nearly but not quite.
She is the
first to turn on the green light and
ski quicker than Michelle Gisin. All
she has got to do is stay on her
feet, surely? She will do enough to
lead the way, she will be quicker
than 140.14. By three one hundredths
of a second. Michelle Gisin drops to
second place and Ragnhild Mowinckel
leads the way for Norway. What games
she is. Now Lindsey Vonn, the bronze
medallist yesterday in the downhill,
decided that she fancied one more
Olympic race. It could be her last
ever Olympic outing. She needs a
good margin in her favour, posed
downhill, to push for a chance to
ski for the gold medal after slalom
today. She leads the way. 1:39.30
seven. She has burst Ragnhild
Mowinckel down to second and
Michelle Gisin into third. Mikaela
Shiffrin looking for her second gold
of the games, looking to emulate
Marcel Hirscher. Alongside Wendy
Holdener, she is the best slalom
skier on the start this today. Wendy
Holdener is currently ninth. If
Mikaela Shiffrin can get ahead of
her, she has a serious opportunity
to go for gold in the second half of
today's Alpine combined. So far,
reasonable downhill racing from
Mikaela Shiffrin. How does her time
compared to that of Lindsey Vonn?
She is sixth. The way things stand,
with Mikaela Shiffrin's slalom
ability, she is favourite for the
So the real Lindsey Vonn had
turned up for the combined, in
serious form and in the lead by 0.70
four. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway
was in second, Michelle Gisin in
third and Mikaela Shiffrin poised to
strike in sixth and the shrewd race
favourite Wendy Holdener ready to
pounce on a medal places.
position in this morning's downhill,
starting the second run with a lead
of 0.5 seconds over Petra Vlhova and
now she is nearly done more than 1.5
seconds in front, and Wendy Holdener
is getting after this one. She is
going to raise the bar and throw
down the challenge for the rest of
them. 0.65 in front. Mikaela
Shiffrin, the Olympic giant slalom
champion, on the hunt for her second
gold medal today, finished outside
the medals in the slalom. She has
been up on this hill, training on
this track, putting in the miles.
She begins with an advantage 0.76
and that is more less maintained.
0.71 over Wendy Holdener. Mikaela
Shiffrin going up through the gears,
0.66, she has lost a further five
hundredths, can't afford any
mistakes now, McKerracher ring
because Wendy Holdener was mighty
quick on the bottom of the course
and Mikaela Shiffrin in the red zone
for the first time, Wendy Holdener
with a combined time of 2:22.30
four. Mikaela Shiffrin is faster by
0.40 seven. A lightning finish from
Mikaela Shiffrin. She leads the way.
Michelle Gisin's Lee Bevan Mikaela
Shiffrin is 1.21. She is on her way,
Michelle Gisin, silver medallist in
the Alpine combined at the World
Championships. -- lead over Mikaela
Shiffrin. She finished behind Wendy
Holdener. It was a Swiss one-two on
that day. She's holding it together
nicely, Michelle Gisin, she's a good
all-rounder, and occasional slalom
skier. She's had a top ten in slalom
in the World Cup this season in
Vermont, right at the start of the
campaign. She's doing enough,
surely, to deny Mikaela Shiffrin
with almost a full second still in
hand as the light snow begins to
fall. Michelle Gisin is in gold for
Switzerland! That may be enough to
give her the Olympic title.
Ragnhild Mowinckel has had an
outstanding Olympic Winter Games,
silver medallist in the giant
slalom, silver medallist in
yesterday's downhill. Right now I
think she is out of gold medal
contention. That is beyond her. I
think she's probably too slow to
deny Mikaela Shiffrin silver medal
position. Her target remains Wendy
Holdener in bronze medal place right
now. Is it fast enough?
now. Is it fast enough? 2:20.9 is
Michelle Gisin's leading time and
Ragnhild Mowinckel is in fourth, no
change in amongst the medals. And
with just one to come, it's now
means that Mikaela Shiffrin and
Michelle Gisin are guaranteed
medals. Lindsey Vonn prepares to ski
at the Pyeongchang Olympics for the
last time. Her advantage of the
Michelle Gisin is 0.77 after the
downhill. A rare outing on the short
slalom skis for Lindsey Vonn Budgie
has so much experience, if she can
find their way successfully through
the steep part of the course, she
could be in contention but she
grinds to a halt! That means
Michelle Gisin is the Olympic
combined champion, four years after
her older sister Dominique won
downhill gold, Michelle Gisin will
be going home with an Olympic gold
be going home with an Olympic gold
she was really inspired by her
sister four years ago and it gave
her the opportunity to dream and it
was a great performance but can we
talk about Lindsey Vonn first? Her
downhill, she was
talk about Lindsey Vonn first? Her
downhill, she was so strong and
committed, if she had skied like
this yesterday in the downhill,
would she have won a gold medal?
certainly would have been there or
thereabouts, she was much happier
today, she was loose, she was lower,
she was much more aggressive at the
same time and that is the downhill
skiing we are used to seeing from
her, she was proving a point.
she finds it difficult to transfer
She is not taken her
slalom skis out of the bag for a
long time, it is not one of their
disciplines and now each discipline
is so competitive, you have to spend
all the time focusing on one because
you cannot be competitive across the
board any more.
Is it easier for a
downhill skier to switch to
incorporate slalom or the other way
Slalom to downhill because
the quick movements you have do have
is a slalom skier, you can learn to
slow those down to downhill, if you
are a downhill skier, there's
nowhere you can move that quickly,
it is not in your DNA.
Let's look at
the gold medallist, Michelle Gisin
mastered both at you -- as you have
do and she won by a long way.
was solid in the downhill, only 0.77
off Lindsey Vonn after the downhill
leg and then skied a really solid
slalom run, it's not her favourite
discipline, her best was 16th last
time out but she skied really well
and took risks and ended up getting
She looks tiny, a lot
She's just a great
Her reactions are really
Stunning competition to watch
and a good silver for Mikaela
Men's skiing halfpipe now
and leading the pack is somewhat
of a freestyle skiing anomaly.
In a world of baggy trousers
and free spirits, David Wise has
been dubbed the "Undude".
The father of two won gold in Sochi
four years ago and looks in form
to defend his title after securing
a fourth X Games title
just a few weeks ago.
We join two guys who are definitely
dudes, Tim Warwood and Woodsy.
How do you do it again?
crew, we are about to drop in for
the finals of the men's free Steve
Harper, qualification was amazing
but believe me when I say the level
was about here, everyone did what
they needed to do to make it to the
big show. Finals today, it is about
to blow the socks off this baby!
He's not wrong. This is going to be
majestic. Strap yourselves in. Here
# Lights, cameras, it's all there. #
With four Americans in the final,
they were heavy favourites to take
the gold but which rider would it be
to land their run clean? Well, it
wasn't defending champion David Wise
or Torin Yater-Wallace, Aaron
Blunck's run was super technical but
he was penalised for missing a grab.
Alex Barrera stepped it up with a
huge first run, and his celebrations
at everything. -- Alex Ferreiro.
Helicopters on the pole.
was so smooth, a run littered with
Switch doubles in every direction,
giving him second place after the
first run. James Wells' first effort
was all about style, taking third
place with 87.4.
Down a pipe 1260,
Going into the second
run, 16-year-old Nico Porteous was
already fizzing after scoring 82 on
his first run. Oh, my days, Nico
Porteous! What has he got? Double,
flat spin nine!
It is huge! A
The teenager raised the
bar to the stratosphere and many of
his more experienced competitors
failed to match it.
At the moment,
that kid right there will be beside
Alex Ferreiro, back in the
Massive, a bit flat but
keeps his speed. Hit, woodsy.
can't do it.
Even better than his
Oh, my God!
I think you
will actually explode if he wins the
Into the third and final
run, the podium spot had an
unfamiliar look. Nico Porteous
cashed out and settled for his score
after run two. Noah Bowman's score
meant he was relying on no one else
improving Ter Stegen in the medals.
Or the Breschel David
Wise, the reigning Olympic champion,
more than you could possibly
He's put it down.
left, down the pipe ten, Wright said
12 to finish this run off, four more
That's it! The
defending Olympic champion pulls the
proverbial rabbit out of the hat!
We are having some technical
difficulties... A huge hit!
Unfortunately Kevin Rolland and
Torin Yater-Wallace tech heavy slams
in their efforts to
in their efforts to step up.
Beau-James Wells run was a thing of
beauty, with a huge step up, the run
of his life but only good enough for
fourth place today.
If ever there
was a time to rip the lid off it,
this was it!
Alex Ferreira had
amplitude that was off the charts...
Alex Ferreira has knocked it out the
park, he has slapped it into a space
rocket and sent it into outer space!
But it wasn't quite enough to beat
out David Wise's ground-breaking
offering to this super final. Aaron
Blunck was the final skier to drop.
All eyes on him, could he make it an
American lock-out on the podium?
900, completely blind and into the
switch... Double ten. Bringing it
forward. Flat spin nine...
goodness! What? Oh, my goodness!
doesn't do it! Well, well, well.
That is amen's ski half pipe final
to remember. Alex Ferreira takes
second. A huge shout out to Nico
Porteous. But David Wise, the
Olympic champion, has poured the cat
out of the bag -- pulled the cat out
My plan was to do a run
that would be really hard to beat.
If I did it well and landed it well.
I thought it was out of reach but I
did not know what they would do.
Alex laid down a heater. It is an
honour to ski with him. It is such a
STUDIO: They were doing it on
the podium! I'm going to get it! A
massive road in the studio here
I don't understand
why they wear such huge and baggy
clothes. If they were tighter, they
are more restricted and cannot move,
but why don't they wear ski tight --
It would suit you,
to be fair... It wouldn't be
It is the style.
understand, but you were moaning
about the wind and it is catching...
He crashed on both of his first two
runs. It was a binding issue, he
stepped out of his skis both times.
He had to lay this down, as they
say, in the third run.
Wise, he had way more pressure added
to himself by leaving it to the last
run. Because they do three runs now
at the Olympics, it allows us to see
greater shows. David Wise,
obviously, he put down a bang of a
run, claiming it and his skis stayed
on his feet.
His coat isn't as
Amy, you are right! -- isn't
You talk about the guys,
some of them are using the poles,
others are not using the poles.
There is ongoing discussion, there
have been some in the past which do
not use the poles. From an aerial
point of view it would probably be
easier without them.
I think it
looks better without them.
it looks funny without them...
Skiers themselves do like them.
it like a comfort blanket?
lost your pace, you could use them!
David Wise is my new hero. When he
got onto the podium, he made sure
that his kids were allowed to come
up as well. He has a three-year-old
and a six-year-old. He is best
friends with Alex Ferreira.
He is a
family man. He has a wonderful
family. He doesn't like to compete
when his family are not there. He
wants them there all the time. All
of the X Games events, you see
them supporting him.
We love him, he
is our favourite!
The most popular winter sport
in North America, by far,
is ice hockey and it's 38 years
to the day since The Miracle On Ice
when an amateur American team beat
the might of the Soviet
professionals in Lake Placid.
In the women's game, it's
been 20 years since the Americans
won their first and only final
They beat Canada to win gold.
Two decades later, it's
the same two teams.
Four-time defending world champions
USA take on the four-time defending
Olympic champions, Canada.
What a match it was.
Here's Seth Bennett.
Canada haven't lost an Olympic ice
hockey match since 1998. That was
the last time the Americans won the
gold medal and inspired by the
disappointment of the Sochi Silver,
they were determined to go single
much better this time around. Hilary
Knight set them on their way with
her first goal of the tournament...
But that only prompted Canada to
Canada are back in this
as they level things!
as they level things! 2-1!
running out, Canada were on for a
fifth straight goal...
fifth straight goal...
down to a shoot out. The first ever
in a women's Olympic final, one that
will live long in the memory.
shooter for Canada, looking to set
the tone early and get a goal, but
the USA on the back burner...
Spooner, and here is Marvin.
Stepping in and she scores! The US
take the lead! Augustus steps in,
rifles at home!
rifles at home! Marie-Philip Poulin?
with the move... Good save from
Rooney! A kick save! We are still
level. Ooh, my word! That was
Are you kidding me right
now? You've got to be! Look at this.
An amazing goal from Daoust!
trailing 2-1. Amanda Kessel for
America levels things up! Can she
put pressure on America? Saved!
Hilary Knight, the face of women's
hockey in the USA. This is a gold
medal shot for the USA... Saved! And
we go to sudden death in the shoot
out. Slowly, slowly... Jocelyne
Lamoureux-Davidson... A great goal!
Shake and baked!
It is going to be
She has already
scored once. She needs to score to
keep Canada in with a chance. Saved!
USA win gold for the first time
since 1998! Canada's run of 24
straight wins in Olympic hockey
matches is over! They are
devastated! The Americans are
crowned the Olympic champions for
the second time. STUDIO: The best
celebrations and the messiest so
far! Seven gold medals. Here is
Paddy with the other three, and
more, besides... This is the Winter
Olympics, and no problems for the by
athletes in Belarus, they wonder
women's four by six K relay, thanks
to some stunning
skiing from Darya Domracheva. She
took time off to have a baby. What
has happened to Canadian curling?
Women were knocked out in the Round
Robin but the men have lost to the
USA in the semifinals. Canada's men
have won the gold in the last three
Olympics. America have to go some to
beat Sweden. They beat Switzerland,
Britain's conquerors, 9-3.
Meanwhile, Russian curler Alexander
Krushelnitsky has been stripped of
the medal that he won in the mixed
doubles. The court of up and say
that he has accepted an anti-doping
violation. It will be taken from him
and his wife and given to Norway. In
the Nordic combined, there is a
Germanic feel. Combining skiing with
cross country. The Germans have now
won all three titles in the sport at
this Olympics. And Hungarian history
in the men's 5000 metre short track
relay, Shaolin Sandor Liu got their
first-ever Winter Olympic gold. He
was congratulated at the end by his
girlfriend Elise Christie. STUDIO:
Said she had something to celebrate!
First ever gold medal for Hungary.
Let me mention New Zealand as well,
trebling their Winter Olympic Hall.
Germany, single short of an all-time
record. The USA push themselves up
Let's go off piste..
As we have seen, everybody is trying
out the curling, even if they are
very young! Two-month-old Joshua
here. And this is a great homage!
Some training for a new event...
What do we call this? Head Bob! And
cousins Henry and Rebecca are
practising their run-up for the
bobsleigh. Some videos as well.
Billy Morgan here, what is he up to?
This is his way of relaxing. He
obviously has a big air final coming
up. This is what he gets up to.
Playing it safe!
This is team USA,
combining skeleton and curling!
combining skeleton and curling! This
is the three-man bob from the Coxan.
-- the Coxan family. An Olympic
record! If you are bored at the
airport, this is the new thing to do
to kill time. Suitcase curling! You
will see it all over the place. Now,
it is time for the Brownies...
And this is one for Tokyo
2020. The beach bobsleigh! Get in!
Driver, you need to get in! No
committee doesn't want to!
And first up, the ice hockey, the
USA versus Canada. Boom! I mean,
that is a take-out for Brianna
Decker. That is a heavy hit. Out
cold! Next, the skiing, Henrik
Kristoffersen, he is so good, he
can-do slalom without his skis!
Next, your moment of glory, your
country is watching. Wave the flag
over the finish line. For Belarus.
The photo is ruined!
Finally, if kissing was an Olympic
sport, these two would be gold
If the wind changes
direction, you are stuck that way!
Hull let her breathe!
Turn over to BBC Four now
for extended highlights of the Mens
halfpipe and that incredible womens
ice hockey final.
In just over five hours
the Olympic Athletes from Russia
will see if they can win their first
gold medal of these games
as the incredible teenagers
Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva
go in the womens
singles free programme.
It's 16 years ago since that late
night in Salt Lake City
when Rhona delivered
the golden stone to win GB's
first Winter Olympic
gold since Torvill and Dean in 1984.
Now in 2018, can Eve Muirhead,
Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams,
Lauran Gray, supported by alternate
Kelly Schaeffer give
themselves a shot at glory?
They have to beat Sweden tomorrow
to get into the gold medal match
and it's at a much more reasonable
hour - 11am.
That's what I will be watching. See