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Previously, the Winter Olympics...
Disappointment for Kyle Smith. Great
Britain are out.
She's done it! It
is the gold medal for Anna Gasser!
The Olympic combined champion...
get gold for the first time since
1998! The Olympic slalom champion.
In Korea we like games of strategy.
We like games that take their time,
progress slowly, but take you under
their spell. We like a game called
Go. The oldest board game, played
for thousands of years. It is a game
of stones, probability and
calculation. The aim of the game is
to place your stones to control a
desired territory. But this isn't
the only game here that is played
with stones. This game is rather
hypnotic. Superior tactics will
ensure you guard against enemy
Brush your opponent's stones away.
End to our adversary's chances. So
complex that it carries heavy mental
weight. In South Korea, we have a
new love, we love curling.
So do we!
In many ways the most important day
of Eve Muirhead's career -
win her semi-final against Sweden
and a gold medal
match was the prize.
Welcome to Today at the Games.
The action at the Winter Olympics
has been keeping us going
for exactly two weeks.
87 gold medals have been handed
out so far and there
are only 16 more on offer.
The chances are running
out but here's what's
on offer this evening.
The steely-blue eyes were fixed
on the prize as Team GB took
on Sweden for a place
in the curling final.
The Olympic Athletes of Russia have
not yet managed to win a gold medal
but their two teenage figure skaters
were ready to jump for joy.
Having not won an ice hockey match
at the Olympics this century,
Germany have shocked everyone
by making it to the last
four, where they faced
the might of Canada.
And the test was bound to be bumpy
in the ski cross, where the trick is
not to cross your skis.
not to cross your skis. Please
welcome Kent Simpson.
And please welcome four-time British
ski champion turned ski
cross racer Ed Drake
and curling silver medallist,
skip David Murdoch.
The blue and yellow
of Sweden is a regular
at the top table of curling.
They won gold in 2006 and 2010
and took silver four years ago.
Be in no doubt,
the Swedes can sweep.
But Eve Muirhead and her ice sisters
have spent four years hoping
for another chance and training
for this moment, knowing that only
the winner would get a shot at gold.
Here's Paddy Gearey.
The very best curlers see past where
others don't. They find a way. Eve
Muirhead is a natural navigator, but
that doesn't stop you from slipping,
sometimes. Against America, against
Korea, Team your head wandered off
course. In the first match against
Sweden, just as they were trying to
cling on, Eve did not let go in
This is a disaster.
A no ball,
red lights, red lines, alarm bells.
If you must make mistakes in this
sport, Megan Hurley and then make
them right. Muirhead moved her
pieces. Switzerland, Japan, once
mighty Canada, trapped in checkmate.
On the thinnest ice, Great Britain
had found their path. It brought
them back to Sweden, who had beaten
them in the round robin.
ready to rumble against Sweden. A
chance to get into the final, to
contest the gold medal.
tactically, Sweden taking known from
end one, to keep the hammer, the
last shot a bright -- advantage.
What she normally does, just
blanking the end.
Sporting spirit is
important in this game, which is why
Anna Sloan admitted she had touched
I touched that.
said she touched it. I don't think
Anna Hasselborg will say much.
choice was the Swedish's skip.
Remove it, leave it, or move it to
where she thought it would have
gone? She chose to place it outside
the scoring zone, not popular for
She moved it away more
than she should have.
Grey areas are
one thing, what matters is what
happens in the red, white and blue
circles. Sweden just about Doctor
Who. -- just about were taking two.
She didn't take it back far enough.
By the fifth end, there were 3-1 up.
Team GB needed to score. Eve 's
judgment would have to be pretty
She has to find her
way around on the line. She has to
hit the red at the back. She has a
chance. Has Eve Muirhead played a
cracker? She has indeed. Well done,
Eve Muirhead. A superb shot to
finish the fifth end. After her
early advantage, we are all tied up.
In the pause between sticks and
stones, time for words from the
The symbol, hitting against
would give us a chance, we could get
Every time they tried to
build something, the Swedes kept
How is your luck? She
may have done it. She has done very
The Crossroads came at
the seventh end, Sweden, 5-3 up.
Momentum had slipped, with almost
Anna Hasselborg, she
has played some wonderful shots. If
anything, she has been playing a
little better than Eve Muirhead.
Particularly on the draw so far,
that has been good. Has she got this
right? Coming down the same line.
She can't see as much of the stone.
Fancy as much as Anna Sloan could
She pushed it out, when she let
It has gone right through.
There is the first mistake from Anna
Hasselborg. A little bite of the
lower lip. An opportunity that Eve
Muirhead has to capitalise on.
The line is good, guys.
the line. It is great to get this
one in. Just have to come past the
front yellow. Just get past that
one. It has done. What has she done?
Another good shot from Eve Muirhead.
Just bumping out, though.
left... Oh, that has left... She can
see she can probably take both of
these yellows out.
With her final
shot, Anna Hasselborg set Eve
Muirhead a perilous problem.
was a chance that was building. The
Swedish skip, coming down. That
looks a good shot. A very good shot
The best scenario would see
them take one and move on. The
worst... Well, the worst was about
Cannot get this wrong.
Coming through the gap. Here it
comes. Now, then... It is going...
Three to Sweden. Great
Britain's hopes, at such a low point
in that end, it is going to be so
difficult for Britain to come back
Surely disorientated from
the sickener on seven, somehow she
found an improbable par to take two
back on the eighth.
The smallest of
opportunities for Eve Muirhead to
keep this alive.
Looking closer at
the minute, is it?
What a shot by
Eve Muirhead! Just to keep the
slimmest of hopes alive for Great
But Sweden were now simply
too far down the road.
Hasselborg, now ready to cement the
victory for Sweden. They have been
ahead all the way through this
match. They haven't put a foot
wrong, really, one two small errors,
but it has been Great Britain that
have been able to play their best
game. You have to hand it to Sweden.
They have been really, really good.
Anna Hasselborg in particular, well
backed by her team. Drawing in for
the two. I think we will see
handshakes. We do indeed. Eve
Muirhead's quest for gold ends in
the semifinal. They still have the
chance for a bronze medal, but it is
Anna Hasselborgday. For Anna Sloan,
Lauren Gray, Vicki Adams and Eve
Muirhead, the best they can do is
bronze. It is Sweden that will join
their male counterparts in the
Gave our all out
there tonight. The Swedish girls
were on fire. Myself, I missed a
couple of key draws and you can't
afford to do that. Of course, I am
absolutely gutted. I guess we have
trained hard for the last three four
years to be in that position.
Unfortunately, today, we were just
outplayed. But we have still got a
medal to play for. Of course, we
will give it our all tomorrow.
She has to come back and do it all
again tomorrow. The real turning
point was end seven? What happened?
They were two shots behind, they
were trying aggressive tactics to
get a multiple score.
They get into trouble, we are seeing
Anna Sloan playing the shot, you
will see a bunch of stones out
front, a numerous amount of Swedish
counters. It is a great shot from
counters. It is a great shot from
Anna, because it gets the nod of
trouble. Now she is looking to
remove that stone and stay in
command. We had some question marks
about Anna Hasselborg, are there
some chinks in her armour? A
complete mess. Now Eve has the
advantage, looking to try to come
through the gap between the yellow
stone is out front. The sweepers,
guiding the stone in. A nicely
weighted draw. Coming over the line.
Between the stones. What we are
seeing now is that the stone is
killing quickly, aggressively going
to one side. It just hits the
Swedish stone at the top of the red.
It ends in the worst spot possible.
Anna Hasselborg can see all of the
yellow stone is and plays a great
They are not just sweeping to
increase the speed of the stone,
also to change the line?
It stops at
curling quickly, trying to hold the
line. They are trying to get by the
guard. Ultimately it comes up short.
That was the real body blow.
scoreline in the end, 10-5, it does
not reflect the match. That was such
It had been a really
tough game for the girls. They never
really got in front. That was the
hard part. They had to get in front
of the Swedes because they are very
good defensively, a good hitting
team. They never really have the
right game to get ahead. Ultimately,
that cost them the game.
find it harder watching it and
playing in the semifinal?
Absolutely. A strange experience,
being there, and it is definitely
In the other semi-final saw
the outstanding rink
of the tournament -
South Korea, who topped
the standings, against the only
team that beat them
in the round robin stages, Japan.
One way or another, the final
would feature an Asian nation
for the very first time.
The home team have become huge stars
on their way to reaching the
semifinals, a first for South Korea.
They are nicknamed The Garlic Pills.
All four, who went to school
together, come from a region famous
for producing garlic.
The team all have the surname Kim,
two of them are sisters,
and have given each other nicknames
- Steak, Yogurt, Pancake,
They must have been hungry!
It was an incredibly tight match
the Koreans were leading
7-6 after the 9th end.
In the 10th end and with their last
stone remaining all Korea needed
to do was knock out
the one Japanese stone.
Victory would be theirs and the
Koreans would advance to the gold
medal match against Sweden.
going to be good enough? The
cheering is premature. Japan may
have stolen the latter. I think they
have. It was spinning and spinning
away. So did the gold medal match
that they had their clutches on.
Premature celebrations indeed.
So, onto the 11th.
Korea again with the hammer.
Again everything relying on this
last stone, all Kim Eun Jung had
to do when get it smack dab
in the middle of the house.
It is curling away.
They are going
to get it! Fantastic shot. The crowd
Korea have done it! They are into
the gold medal match.
And I have
seen pictures of people watching
curling in bars in Seoul for the
very first time. Curling has become
a hit! This team have got themselves
into the gold medal match. It is an
extraordinary story. They really
have become personalities out there
as well. The skip, Kim, her facial
as well. The skip, Kim, her facial
expressions do not change, like Ivan
Lendl coaching Andy Murray. They
have a lot of pictures of her
looking anxious, worried, happy...
They are all the same! You have
Yes, they wanted to learn so
quickly. Women are a powerhouse in
curling, they really wanted to
develop their strategy and
technique. They've imported a lot of
teams into Korea to play against
them and get them up to speed. They
are like sponges, soaking everything
up and we have seen the results.
This could be really good for the
Yes, we've always
had the powerhouse of Canada winning
everything. Now we are seeing
nations in Asia winning. Look at the
reaction from the crowd. It has
captured the imagination of the
I love that they are
all friends, two sisters. They are
all at school together. This
project, they have developed it
together. The Garlic Girls... I need
to think of a second line, they are
cooking on gas? I don't know if you.
I have played it on the social end.
I have had a few beers and played it
on a Friday night. That is one of my
questions, I would love it if you
could walk us through the tenth
Enstone, last rock. Your heart must
be pounding, how do you calm down?
That's the hardest part. In Sochi,
in the final against Sweden, we had
that to win. You've been waiting
your entire life. You need to calm
down, you try and throw the stone,
knowing it is a routine shot but it
is probably the most difficult stone
I've ever thrown in my life. I had a
lot of nerves playing that shot as
and her rink had to pick themselves
up for the bronze game, at 11:05am
Womens figure skating next
and when a sporting rivalry becomes
a film and that film gets nominated
for Academy Awards -
you know that it's
a story worth telling.
Here's our own leading actor,
Olympic champion Robin Cousins...
At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lily
hammer in Norway, a rivalry between
US top women skaters Tonya Harding
and Nancy Kerrigan came to a
conclusion. Kerrigan was seen as the
all-American princess, the ice
queen. Tonya Harding, the skater
from the wrong side of the tracks.
By 1994, they were the talk of the
town. At the US championships
though, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked
after a training session.
after a training session.
Hit across the knee by a heavy club,
the injury was so horrific it took
her out of the US championships. It
soon emerged that Tonya Harding's
husband hired a hit man to take out
Nancy Kerrigan. The US Olympic
Committee tried to ban Tonya Harding
but she threatened to sue.
Harding will skate in the 1994
Nancy Kerrigan showed
resilience, it wasn't long before
she was back on the ice and in full
training. To Lillehammer they both
went. Under incredible scrutiny from
an un-trusting media, Tonya Harding
was struggling to cope and her form
deteriorated. A disappointing sure
programme left her in tenth place.
Then, following a bizarre false
start to her free programme, she was
allowed to start again. Eventually
making up two places and finishing
in eighth overall.
Let me off.
her short programme, Kerrigan
performed with beauty and
athleticism, going into the free
programme, she was in third place.
The crowd loved her even more.
A tremendous reception. She returned
to the USA and Olympic silver
medallist and a hero. But Tonya
returned home to an FBI
investigation and a $100,000 fine.
She would never skate competitively
STUDIO: Also competing in the 1994
Olympics in Lillehammer was Jayne
Torvill. What do you remember about
that tension surrounding the pair?
Obviously, it was out there and it
was the talk of the Olympics, sadly
for the wrong reasons but I remember
that instead of riding with the team
to the practices and back, they were
both in separate cars with a
security person each. Just to ensure
that nothing like that happened
Have you seen the film, I,
Yes, it's an interesting one.
It comes from a different angle,
claiming that Tonya was more of a
victim that I do not know the real
I think nobody does, that is
what is so fascinating. Allison
Janney won a BAFTA for playing Tonya
Harding's mother, and her and Margot
Robbie, who plays Tonya Harding,
have been nominated for Oscars.
Another rivalry now.
This time it's between two
teenagers from Russia,
the OAR are still yet to take
to the top of the podium.
What a competition for the two
Russians... We all love a sporting
rivalry, and here at the figure
skating, the competition between two
teenagers has been nothing short of
Perfection again, I
have never seen this girl put a foot
The reigning champion
Evgenia Medvedeva set a new world
record in the short programme, to
see it broken minutes later by her
training partner, European champion
Alina Zagitova. Absolutely glorious,
how anyone can out Prodigy Evgenia
Medvedeva, I don't know. Today, they
go in the free skate to fight it out
for the Olympic Boulevard.
-- our girls are the best!
and we know that today will be the
best of the best.
My favourite is
best of the best.
My favourite is
Alina, she is like a flower, like a
swan. But I love Evgenia too.
are machines in as much as they are
technically proficient and can
deliver consistently but they each
have their own personality, which
they bring through the choreography
Alina Zagitova lead going
into the free skating but is it the
old timer at 18 who will pip the
The old timer, as you
call her, she goes last. We will
wait and see.
So, here she is... She
has set a new short programme world
record two days ago. The long
programme helped the Olympic
athletes of Russia to the silver
medal in the team event. This is
Alina Zagitova, the young pretender.
Ooh, that would have been a triple
Lutz, triple loop combination,
taking the Lutz there. How well does
she think on her feet? Double axel,
triple toe loop...
A triple flip, double toe loop,
The second triple Lutz will come now
and it has to be in the combination.
She will want it to be with a triple
toe loop... No, she will do it with
a triple loop.
And the triple flip.
For a second, it looked as though
Alina Zagitova was the first to
blink in the race for gold. The mist
combination at the start but she
thought on her feet.
It was not
completely flawless but the crowd
loved it. We need to wait and see
what the judges think...
Zagitova has earned in the free
It is not a new season
best, not a new world record, we are
expecting so much of this young
15-year-old. She has a commanding
Alina Zagitova has gone to the
top and at 15, she is guaranteed an
Olympic medal. But, which colour?
Here is our last skater at this
Olympic Games, and what a way to
close the show. Evgenia Medvedeva,
the two-time world champion...
Strong, second triple flip.
A beautiful triple loop!
That is it. The triple Sal Coe, the
triple toe loop. One more double
axel... -- triple salchow.
axel... -- triple salchow. This is
your gold medal winning
performance... Absolutely on the
Marvellous from Evgenia Medvedeva
again. Not ready to relinquish her
crown. The double world champion,
still the very best in the world.
Medvedeva is down there in tears,
they are littering the ice with
cuddly toys. Surely that is the gold
No, it is not enough!
156.65 for Evgenia Medvedeva. That
is the gold medal missing.
Heartbreak for Medvedeva, who
thought she had done enough.
judges have actually marked her
lower than Zagitova. It means the
15-year-old is the Olympic champion.
Fantastic performance from Zagitova,
we can take nothing away from the
15-year-old. She has just pulled off
an enormous upset at this Olympic
Well, that result, mixed response as
it may have got any arena, meant a
first gold medal for the Olympic
Athletes from Russia. But, of
course, they are not allowed to have
their own flag or national anthem,
so Zagitova didn't really know what
to do when the Olympic hymn was
Jayne Torvill, having watched that
whole competition unfold, how did
you compare the two Russians and did
you compare the two Russians and did
think the judges were right?
thought that Medvedeva should have
won. She had a more balanced
programme and still had technical
difficulties. Zagitova put all of
her big jumps at the end, she back
loaded it, as they say, and she did
not have the speed or flow over the
ice, for me.
So when we watch this,
Zagitova is not actually doing much
at the moment?
It is a good few
minutes before she does anything.
She is definitely saving the jumps
for the last two minutes to get that
You can see that
Medvedeva is already getting a
combination in there. At the back
end of this, why do the judges score
more highly if you put the jumps in
at the end?
It is thought you would
be more physically tired by then, if
you can manage to do triple jumps
and combinations at the end of the
routine, you are a stronger skater.
To me, it balances the programme.
There was a lot of talk about it
within the skating world. I suspect
we might see a change in the rules
for next season.
We saw Medvedeva's
reaction when her scores came
through, she clearly thought she had
done enough and suddenly realised
that she hadn't. Her heart breaks.
And then she puts on the smiling
face, because you got to be brave,
my team-mate has one.
She did win
the free programme, but lost in the
short one. I think Zagitova put her
jobs towards the end and got more
What was your favourite
Caitlin Osmond from Canada,
who got the bronze medal. For me,
her quality of skating was so much
better than either of the Russian
girls. His speed over the ice,
airflow, she made it more effortless
and have more performance quality.
Did that performance quality, are
you talking about the ability to
sell a story?
Yes, the storytelling
was a lot better. But she is more
mature, at the ripe old age of 21!
Her projection to the crowd and the
audience, for me, it was the best
Who has been
your star of the games?
I think the
German pair skaters, I loved those,
and the fact that Chris was
involved. They are beautiful skaters
and they made that, they wanted
Chris to create a dance programme
for them. They did that, but with
great elements, the strength and the
technical quality of the elements,
it was superb.
A great moment. Thank
you so much for being with us.
Now to men's speed skating,
and for a country obsessed
with the sport the fact
that the Dutch haven't won a gold
medal for seven days is unthinkable.
However, the good news
for the men in orange
is the last man to win gold,
1500m champion Kjeld Nuis
is equally as strong over 1000m.
Let's see how he gets on...
It is the men's 1000 metres.
The Olympic 500 metre champion,
Lawrence and over the line in the
fastest time. From the Netherlands,
Kjeld Nuis, a big threat to
Lorentzen's time. So, it was billed
as a heavyweight clash between
Harvard Lorentzen of Norway and this
man here. A picture of
concentration. This is the closing
stages. Neck and neck. Here he
comes, towards the line! Nuis goes
for it, and he's got it! Only just,
but just is enough for the Dutchman!
The world champion is now a double
Olympic champion. It is the Dutch
man who has prevailed. Even he, by
the look on his face, is only just
beginning to believe it.
Still to come...
Puckering up for a face off,
Germany took on the mighty Canada
in the ice hockey semi-finals.
And we've got the Winter
Olympic equivalent of
the Grand National - Ski Cross.
Tell us how you feel.
So much happens in 24 hours and we
try to cram it into one hour on this
programme. Yesterday, it may seem
like weeks ago but it was yesterday,
you were commentating on one of the
greatest ever women's finals at an
It was remarkable. It
Leading 2-1, the United States
coming back to level it up, you go
through 20 minutes of overtime and
both teams are exhausted. You can
see the emotion on their faces. What
a shoot out, the talent on display
on the shoot out was off the charts.
Such an amazing goal to win for the
United States. So thrilled for them.
I mean, they have lost four Olympics
in a row. Canada has won every time.
That was huge for the United States.
So gracious of you. Today was
semifinal day for the men. In the
first, an imperious away our team
facing the Czech Republic. -- OA,
first, an imperious away our team
facing the Czech Republic. -- OA,.
Two goals in the second period
and one goal in the third meant that
OAR ran out 3-0 winners over
the Czech republic.
They're the first Russian team to
reach the Olympic final in 20 years.
It's traditionally the last gold
of the Games on Sunday
but who would face the OAR?
All the money was on Canada,
chasing their third successive gold
medal against Germany,
who hadn't won a single match
in 2006 or 2010 and didn't
even qualify in 2014.
Kent was alongside Seth
Bennett to call this one.
A big hit from behind. Germany have
the lead! The defending champions
are behind early on. Germany getting
it in the offensive zone. Can they
score? They do! A second goal for
the Germans. Wonderful play.
Terrific vision from Hagar.
upset on the cards. Canada have to
find a way to get into this hockey
game. Right now, they are second
best in every area. Germany are
going to come back, two onto one in
the zone. A third goal for the
Germans! Canada are stunned!
slides it through his legs, are you
kidding me!? What a goal!
Germans are on the brink of
something incredible. Not even
halfway through this game. Canada
will look for it, they score. They
have a foot back in the game. Having
trailed 3-0, the long road back to
the gold-medal game starts here for
What a shot.
They have scored, write off the
draw! Three seconds into the power
play. Germany restore the 3-goal
What a lucky break for
Huge hit, leaving a man
lying on the ice.
Brule is dismissed. Wolf is in a
real mess. Are they going to finish
it off? Great play to keep it out.
He lost it. The last thing I thought
would happen. The last thing I
thought would happen is that Germany
would have a chance for a fifth,
this is unreal! Two onto one for the
Canadians. They are back! At least
back within two.
How about this
move? He catches it on the forehand.
And then it is up, over the
outstretched arm, hang onto your
Robinson has given one away.
This could be a chance back the
Germans. Penalty shot. The pressure
is on. Can they extend their lead
again? Huge save from Kevin Poulin.
Canada are believing they can do the
unthinkable. The first time Germany
has been bent out of shape. They
have scored! Canada are within one.
The champions have got back from the
dead. They were on the ropes and now
they are within one goal of tying it
up. The Germans have done it,
Germany have beaten the defending
champions! They are going for gold!
They have reached their first ever
Olympic ice hockey final and created
one of the biggest upsets in Winter
Germany are going to face OAR on
Sunday. In the list of all-time
shocks, where does it run?
It is up
there! Incredible result for
Germany. Not as shocking as if it
was the NHL players, for sure. But
you can't take anything away from
Germany. This was huge, they were
not expected to win. Rightly, they
were the better team, they played
better than Canada.
Dave has played
some ice hockey?
I played in my
teenage years, thoroughly enjoyable.
A Germany improved that much, or
where did Canada go wrong?
has. A couple of years ago they were
on the verge of relegation from pool
A, they brought in a new coach that
played almost 1000 games in the NHL.
He has turned the whole attitude
around with this team. They came
He has turned the whole attitude
around with this team. They came to
the Olympics and they have just
outworked everybody. It is just
amazing. They came out in this game
against Canada, and they just
shocked. A lot of the players play
on the same team in the German
league, the top lead there. There
was a little bit of chemistry
already. They played Canada in a few
other leader tournaments. And they
beat Canada. So I think they just
were not intimidated. They came out,
we have beaten them before, let's do
No sign of them freezing,
they tried to mount a come back. But
Germany were just better.
In the quarterfinal, there were 3-1
on Sweden. Sweden came back and tied
that up, and Germany won in
overtime. You're thinking, they are
going to blow it again. Canada needs
one more. But they didn't break.
Will heads roll after a shock defeat
like that? How is Canadian...
the tears dried! There will be an
inquisition. Hockey Canada will look
at this. Same with the women, no
doubt about it. There is the one
camp saying, OK, our best players
were not there. You can take solace
in that. But, that being said, this
was a two-year expedition for Hockey
Canada, they travelled the world,
putting out the best possible team
they could. To not go for gold, it
You have to look
at this from the German Foreign
Office. They put out of this.
That is pretty much what it is like!
Ice hockey is pretty
rough and tumble. But what about ski
It came into the games in Vancouver
and it's been a firm
favourite ever since.
Brady Leman took gold for Canada
in the men's event and they had
the defending champion
in the women's.
The competitors are no
stranger to danger.
And they say
fortune favours the brave -
but that doesn't always work out...
We have all been there. It is early
in the morning, you are the
defending Olympic champion in the
first heat and you haven't quite
woken up yet.
She is down about!
That is a huge surprise!
Thomson's look was out, the Italian,
Deborah picks and a's was definitely
Oh, no! Photo finish, I think she
lost it to the Russian.
No, I think
she made it through!
excitement for the 2013 world
champion, Fanny Smith. The Swiss
skier, still looking for her first
Olympic medal at her third games,
easing through in style. As did the
reigning world champion Sandra
Naslund Sweden, and Kelsey Serwa.
would like to call that a
Opportunity knocked for
Emily Sarsfield from Durham, she was
struggling in third when the
Canadian fell foul of this brutal
My word! She has gone! That
is a nasty fall at the end. That
puts Emily Sarsfield through.
first in the quarterfinals, fortune
favoured the Australian, Sami
Kennedy-Sim and Lisa Andersson. But
it deserted and really back.
Luck finally ran ran out for Debora
Pixner and Emily Sarsfield, as
Brittany Phelan, from Sochi, showed
her class. And her team-mate joined
her winning the quarterfinal. Fanny
Smith was up against Sandra
She is just hoping
that she can stay in touch...
Staying close enough that even if
these two made a mistake she can
make a move... But no, she's pushed
wide in the turned there, Anastasiia
If she makes a move that
will be here... Anastasiia Chirtcova
inside of Naeslund.
be able to shut the door.
Frenchwoman Marielle Berger Sabbatel
has fought her way back in. What a
view! As they come through to the
first of the four jumps.
It is such
a shame for Chirtcova, she is in
last place but it's great for us as
we can watch the race as Fanny Smith
comes through. Naeslund in second.
We thought that those would be the
two that would progress through. We
were not wrong there. Here we go...
The first of the semifinals... Sami
Kennedy-Sim's best Olympics... She
sits down terribly!
A shame for the
Australian. Out of the running. Now,
it is a question... Sandra Naeslund
out in front as we thought she would
be. Smith in second, what can the
young Swede Lisa Andersson do? She
needs to do something to stay in
At the moment, Fanny Smith
looks blisteringly quick on the
skis, as they come over this really
long and beautifully measured jump.
Into this bit... Lisa Andersson has
It is the two favours we
thought would be quick and the
competition. Fanny Smith will not do
anything stupid here. She is a very
intelligent competitor. I hope I
have not given her commentator's are
soaking up the technical step
down... You can just see Sami
Kennedy-Sim, she had a terrible
start and took herself out the
running, in third place. It seems at
the moment a very simple one two for
Smith and Naeslund, Naeslund has
certainly read and remember the form
book. Naeslund of Sweden, wearing
the red bib, she takes first
position and looks very strong.
Fanny Smith of Switzerland, she will
Expect the Canadians to go
out of the start like absolute
rockets! Kelsey Serwa is looking
She is breathtaking! Look at
the distance. Luedi left in the
Brittany Phelan makes a move
on the French skier Baron. Kelsey
The Swiss is backing with
those lightning fast skis! The
Canadian gets dragged into the pack.
Incredible racing from the Swiss!
How did Luedi do
that? She is in third position.
Luedi in third, her skis were a
little high, the inside line on the
corner, can she make a move on
Brittany Phelan? Baron is out.
Canadians are running things from
the front at the moment... Kelsey
Serwa is looking really strong. She
has looked strong...
We saw her with
an easy first aid final. We were not
sure whether it was her speed or the
mistakes of the Russian and the
Italian that she was up against. It
is a one two for the Canadians.
we go, who will have the quickest
start? Pressure on the skis and on
the gate... A little delay, there is
the drop. It is Serwa ahead. Phelan
with work to do.
back, Smith looking fast through the
outside. Serwa holds nerve and her
line. Neck and neck, shoulder to
Here comes Phelan, coming
up against Sandra Naeslund...
are all packed in together!
are all packed in together! Wow!
Serwa in front, a little daylight
between the two. It is Smith, in
Naeslund in the left-hander,
as they fly through the step up and
step down setup. Serwa leading from
the front, Smith explodes and opens
the door for Phelan and Naeslund.
She just needs to cut in! She has a
silver medal position!
Look at the
battle for the bronze going on! It
is Naeslund and Smith...
It is going
to be Smith!
The Canadians are
looking so in control! One last
chance... A bronze medal for
Switzerland! Just ahead of Naeslund.
Such a dominant force in the World
Cup, unable to assert her presence
in the final.
Finally, a medal for
Fanny Smith at the Olympic Games.
Serwa was fifth in Vancouver, second
in Sochi and she has finally taken
the first place spot here. Very,
Do you think the
Canadians will be heartened by that?
A little bit! I cannot take anything
away. It was remarkable.
the lumberjack shirts as well. It is
a crazy sport, you have tried it,
the lumberjack shirts as well. It is
a crazy sport, you have tried it,,
what is the key to surviving?
don't know, half the time it is luck
but they have done so hard today.
They respected each other, they did
not smash into each other. It was
solid racing. Such tight conditions.
The start feature is incredibly
difficult, you have to work so hard
to get out the Wu-Tang. It is neck
and neck all the way down. All three
of the ladies are fighting and you
can see what it means to them. They
still managed to hold it together.
How difficult is it to slipstream
your opponent? It can lead to a
If you are not in first,
you are in behind it -- it can lead
to a blind jump. One of them was
slipstreaming and flew an extra 20
metres off the last jump because he
was carrying so much speed into the
final jump. It can make a big
I have a suggestion as
to how it can get better, if you are
off the back, you should have a
difficult option which is quicker so
you can take the B route but it is
How do you make it
more difficult, by throwing
Emily Sarsfield made the
quarterfinals and she posted this on
She should be very pleased and we
are all proud. A great performance,
she has had many injuries. Like most
snow -based athletes, the funding
hasn't been great. Recently it has
got better, a vast majority of snow
-based athletes are finding
themselves but thanks to some good
results coming through, it is
filtering down but for Emily's
career, it has mostly been her own.
A great result and she is safe which
Now for the other stories
and glories, here's Paddy...
The men's biathlon relay, Sweden
against Norway for the gold. Neck
and neck in a Scandinavian
stand-off. In the final round of
shooting, the Norwegian Svensson
missed the target meaning he had to
ski a penalty loop and Frederick
Lindstrom was left to lap up the
glory, winning the gold in front of
the Swedish king. In the bobsleigh,
the second Russian athlete has
tested positive for a banned
substance at the games, Nadezhda
Sergeeva was a pilot in the women's
bobsleigh. The Bobsleigh Federation
said that she tested positive for a
heart drug that they claim was not
prescribed by the medical team.
Canada's surprisingly miserable
curling games go on, they missed out
on a bronze to Switzerland. The
Canadian Mint won gold in the last
three games. STUDIO: Two days of
competition left, Norway have
equalled the level for total medals.
In mixed day for Canada, in the ice
hockey and culling, they have been
let down but they are going strong
in this ski cross. -- in the ice
hockey and in the curling. Let's go
My Sochi trolley is trying out the
skiing, apparently! As if it is the
slopestyle... Do you remember that?
And Mr T loves the curling as
well. And it has caught on in the
library at the National history
Museum... -- Natural History Museum.
This is the classroom at when to
fold school in Worcestershire... And
the residents at beach house care
home in Norfolk. They have been
throwing a few stones! And the crazy
curling continues at the Glasgow
Guides with a bigger team than would
be allowed! We featured curling with
suitcases, this is another prop!
And, inspired by Lindsay Vonn, this
eight-year-old girl has invented a
What do you have to say?
I'm skiing! I'm skiing Clare
What do you have to say?
I'm skiing! I'm skiing Clare!
personal message! And you are only
allowed to do this if you are a
It looks appealing!
Here we go...
Here we go... First up, from the
curling, those stones are always out
to get you, just when your back is
turned... This is the Swiss skipper
Peter de Cruz!
And on TV! Poor
Next, it's your moment, every
child dreads this. Ma'am, sit down!
Please don't take the limelight! You
are embarrassing yourself and me!
Next, it is ice to meet you... To
meet you, ice! Clearly checking out
of the game...
of the game... Ooh! And finally, the
speed skating here, remember we
mentioned the mullet being back...
What about the mini ponytail?
Rocking that lurk! It is solid,
isn't it? -- rocking the look. What
has been your moment of the games?
The South Korean women's
curling team, to win that extra end
in front of a big crowd, the
I am biased but the
ski cross, the women raced amazingly
well in tricky conditions, such a
cool event for them.
German victory over Canada, I didn't
have any tears left after the women
lost it was all but today!
On BBC Four, you can see all of the
highlights now. Middle chances for
Billy Morgan in the big air. We are
determined to salvage a bronze in
the curling and tomorrow is also the
start of the four man Bob.
Lamin Deen and Brad Hall
are ready to give us
something to rave about...
How can ice be a feeling? It is hard
to describe but it is...
The track is a warrior's dance.
Sharp and sudden. Where the heart
lies and the head plays tricks.
Trust only your skin... The winning
pilot does not steer. They feel the
rhythm. They let the ice in.
Clare Balding presents highlights of the day's action at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, featuring action from the women's curling semi-finals. Day 14 also sees the conclusion of the women's figure skating and the women's snowboarding big air. Medals are also up for grabs in the women's alpine combined skiing and women's ski cross, plus the men's 1000m speedskating and men's biathlon relay.