Highlights of day two, including the skiathlon final, one of seven gold-medal events in the day's packed schedule.
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Previously at the Winter Olympics...
Elise Christie safely through to the
quarterfinals! And the hosts have
Today was not my
A shame for Billy Morgan.
Bjoergen has created history but so
has Sweden's Charlotte Kalla.
As British sports fans,
we are used to seeing our events
affected by the weather.
Wimbledon, Test cricket,
the FA Cup third round.
Well, the Winter Olympics
is no different.
Strong winds gusting at over 45
mph have today played
havoc with the schedule.
The last place you want to be in
high winds is halfway up a mountain.
Join us instead inside the cosy
confines of our studio.
Ben Kilner has competed at two
Olympics on his snowboard.
And Chemmy Alcott, who thundered
downhill at four Olympics.
The wind was a massive problem.
Really disappointing, the highly
anticipated men's downhill, the fast
speeds and big air is postponed
And the slopestyle.
The women's slopestyle has been
cancelled and the final will be
tomorrow, two runs.
through to the final which includes
GB's Aimee Fuller, good news for
her. Lots of other great sporting
action, though. This is what is
They're braving the elements
in the men's snowboard slopestyle.
Canada's Max Parrot leads
This looks like hard work.
We follow Andrew Musgrave as he goes
cross-country in the 30km skiathlon.
Leading after his first two runs,
super luger Felix Loch's on track
for his third straight gold.
Time to pump the humps,
the moguls' mogul in the womens
event is Britteny Cox.
The girl from Down Under
is looking to go up over.
But first, it's the men's snowboard
slopestyle and the men's competition
started in the early hours of this
morning before the wind
really whipped up.
Let's join our all-star cast
of Jenny Jones, Ed Leigh,
Tim Warwood and Jamie Nicholls,
now in the commentary box rather
than in a competition
that is truly breathtaking.
You're going to see computer games
snowboarding from the world's very
Yes, really nice!
yourselves, Jamie Nicholls need this
Making it look so easy, needs
to put this down, here. Massive.
could bottle disappointment, it
would look like that.
for Rowan Coultas. Billy Morgan,
So close to hanging it
on, it was literally by the hairs on
my chin, could not make it to the
second jump, pretty devastating.
Unfortunately it was not to beef
Team GB, Jamie Nicholls, Rowan
Coultas and Billy Morgan did not
make it through but we are here
today for the Olympic slopestyle
finals. There's a lively crowd down
there and it is going to be absolute
Now the surprise
package, Carlos Garcia Knight,
coming out of New Zealand.
writes, he's incredibly consistent.
The New Zealanders have got an
airbag fitted outside of their
training camp and Carlos and his
team-mates Deanne Collins could use
that a great eventful -- effect.
Love that rail trick.
huge backside 12, wind assisted
through the air.
12s yesterday, the same again today.
My goodness, first place. The gods
were with him.
Wow! Time to capture
the dream. This man is the fairy
tale of 2018, Road in Sochi with a
broken rib and still took a bronze
medal. He's had two horrendous
injuries, a broken femur in 2016,
broke in humorous, jaw and raids in
2017, but he is still at the very
top of the sport. He's battled his
way back and this is the first of
Super good flows through
those first two sections. Really
nice from him. Then we see this huge
gap 270. Couldn't get it.
two, the double cork front 1080.
Three rotations, upside down twice
during that and he is going for it.
Oh, my goodness!
You could see the
way the arms opened up on the last
take-off, grabbing for everything he
had. We come in for the Norwegian,
Marcus Kleveland. He has entered
three slopestyle contests this year
and won three slopestyle contests
this year. There is no one in the
world better than Marcus Kleveland.
You jinxed him, there,
because he caught the tail as he did
the 270 do that. Did not seem to
affect him but again! Did he mean
that? Just tucking in for the wind
come here. Having to open up on the
1260 to stop the rotation. Speed is
his friend. Has he got the triple?
Oh! The biggest we have seen so far.
The surprise is Carlos Garcia Knight
from New Zealand, total Lone Wolf,
out of nowhere, with a great run.
Staale Sandbech map this is style
personified when it comes to
snowboarding. -- Staale Sandbech.
Through the bowl, into the kickers,
this is where it really starts to
He has held
an! Frontside 12.
Huge 1260! Frontside
14 and back-to-back 1260s, the man
Second run in the men's
slopestyle final for the American
protege, Red Gerard. Burst onto the
scene aged 11. We have watched the
boy become a man in front of our
eyes. This is the biggest test he
has faced yet.
360 off the down bar.
This run, really nice, huge
frontside grabbed over the hitching
The nose bone. He does not
have heavy enough bones to make the
Definitely had speed,
Needed, too big. -- E did. He
just needs to clean up this run and
he should see a considerable hike in
his scores. What he's doing is good.
Oh, really nice, so difficult, yeah.
The tail slide 450 and then kind of
a wrong way air to normal on the
hip. He looks uncharacteristically
sketchy at the moment.
It is always
so perfect with Mark McMorris, we
are used to seeing it just flow for
him and it is not at the moment, he
looks like he's forcing it.
Front trouble, well held.
Is it the back trouble?
always got... Anything you could do,
Marcus Kleveland, I can do.
just finished the second run and no
surprise, Mark McMorris is in first
place with a great run with 81240
and a 16 treble on the bottom which
was awesome. However, some of the
guys are really struggling with the
speed today and two of the
frontrunners are actually not even
putting down a run yet so it's all
to play for still in the and final
run. -- in the third and final run.
The heat just keeps on coming,
Carlos Garcia Knight, who came
second in qualifying yesterday, and
then led the scores for the first
run of finals today.
That is the end of his Olympics.
Gerard is about to drop in for his
third and final run. The boy needs
to land something. He can do this.
Red Gerard, the young rider on whom
all American hopes are pinned. This
is... Look at that, a big nose bone
over the goalpost.
three, that is your new desktop
screensaver. Through the bowl.
can't see or hear, he is letting the
nose of the board clip the rail on
the way over, tucking up. He needs
speed through here.
backside. 1260. Much better speed.
Bound the pace and he is taking off
halfway along the panel, landed that
Pumping for speed, you could
seem willing it on.
He's got a
Red Gerard is the
cat amongst the pigeons.
it! Red Gerard has stomped a great
run, let's see what his school is.
Look at the crowd.
Norwegians and the Canadians,
putting all of their weight behind
slopestyle teams and twice out of
nowhere the gold is snatched by the
Oh! My goodness! He's
into first, Red Gerard for America.
Three riders left to drop, the burst
of them is Mark McMorris, the most
successful slopestyle rider in
Really nice top rail
section. 450 out there.
A big gap from the hip.
Oh! He needs all the speed he can
get, here. One, two, three, it's
there, it's absolutely huge. Now
hold your nerve, Mark McMorris.
Oh, no! He's down. He's fallen. Mark
McMorris will not win gold. Red
Gerard, the youngster, is still in
gold medal position right now.
strap yourselves in, Marcus
Kleveland, this kid failed to put
down a clean run in the first and
second descents, can he do it now
when it matters? Pressure is
He's literally taking a
bath in a pressure cooker right now.
This is what he's doing.
Unbelievable. Huge switch. He's
going to absolutely feeling this.
Look how slow he is, he is so
One, two, three.
Marcus Kleveland sat
down. That's it, Red Gerard is in
first position still. Oh, my
goodness, Max Parrot still to go.
Backside 360, 180 off. He's been
flawless through the rails.
lot of people wrong with the rail
Needs to take it
easy now on the backside rodeo.
Here we go, hold your breath,
one, two, three and a half, that is
the 1260 out of the way. Is the
speed with him? Just the double.
He's played safe. He is not unveiled
Backside triple cork
1440 to finish. What do the judges
I've got a bailing we are
looking at one of the biggest heists
in snowboard history. LAUGHTER
This is Red Gerard's ma'am, how you
Ecstatic! We have the whole
family here. I'm just ecstatic.
Parrot is waiting, Red Gerard,
Marcus Kleveland, Staale Sandbech,
Mark McMorris all waiting. 86!
Silver medal position for Max
Parrot, the American 17-year-old,
Red Gerard, barnstorming the men's
slopestyle finals! CHEERING
The men's slopestyle snowboard gold
medal will return to the USA.
have just witnessed something
amazing. How are you thinking?
Honestly, my mind is blown. I'm so
happy for him, and Mark and all the
boys. It just really let my fire.
I'm excited to go ride this bargain
hopefully qualify for the finals.
It's absolutely an ecstatic
atmosphere here at the moment.
Amazing result for Red Gerard. I'm
pretty sure he won't be able to
believe it himself. At 17, he's come
away a gold medallist. Oh, exciting!
I was surprised or even make it to
the finals of the Olympics and to
get first is above me. I don't even
know what's going on, to be honest,
He's the second youngest of seven
and then, that was the UFA's first
goal medal but talk us through this
run and what Read does when the
goal medal but talk us through this
run and what Read does when the
pressure is on?
The differences he
takes a bit of a unique line. The
rail features are slightly
different. He goes on to this
feature here, which no one else did,
transfers across onto another rail
feature, and that's what the judges
are looking for. They are looking
for something different, that stands
out from the rest.
Not only is he
young, he's the first Winter
Olympics medallist born in the 21st
century, 17. There's nothing of him.
He is five weighs eight stone, four,
so he's a young gun, not fully
He went into this in last
place, this last run. He had to put
everything on the line. He had to
Absolutely, when the
pressure is on you put in that bit
He started snowboarding
aged two and by the age of six could
do a standing backflip am so he's
been a really fast am a young
The difference between
the youngsters that are growing up
now, when I started snowboarding,
half these tricks weren't even
invented at the time. Read is coming
to a world where there's all these
tricks available and he's so young
and is copying.
He's got a lovely
attitude, mocks himself beautifully.
He took this photo on Instagram,
obviously this was taken only a
couple of weeks ago! He looks like
the Milky bar kid! So sweet.
you have said that kid would have a
goal medal round his neck tonight?
goal medal round his neck tonight?
There will be loads of people
watching this, thinking I want to
try that, go to the website and get
inspired but how did you start?
started, I live up in Scotland and
one winter when it snowed I decided
to head down to my local golf course
and my mum bought me a little
snowboard and that's how it started.
It was purely on snow. From there
on, she booked me lessons up in the
mountains but I think kids across
the UK these days are heading to the
local snow domes and that's where we
I've seen them
practising on Hemel Hempstead in the
rails and everything. The women's
slopestyle qualification was
cancelled so it's straight through
to the final for all of the women,
happening at 1am, no Katie Ormerod
sadly after her fuel fracture but 26
will go including Great Britain's
Aimee Fuller. A lot can happen in 24
What a 24 hours we
I feel really pumped.
Thanks for watching.
We're going to
move on to cross-country skiing now
once the weather won't be a problem
for Britain's Andrew Musgrave, who
lived in Alaska for five years
before moving to Aberdeenshire. He
won the overall Norwegian title four
years ago. That's the equivalent of
the Norwegian hitting a double
century at Lord's, so pretty
unlikely. This morning he went in
the 30 K skiathlon. Skiathlon is a
brutal test of lungs,
skill and skis. It examines two
skiing techniques, classical, one
ski first gliding forwards, then
they'd change skis and poles with
the clock still ticking. Now it's
time for freestyle with the ski,
angle and technique similar to ice
skating but with more snow and fewer
sequins. The men will cover 30
gruelling kilometres. Everything is
left in the snow. Andrew Musgrave
has a chance of a medal in this, but
a Norwegian and two Swiss start as
After confessing to overtraining for
Sochi, skiing in his world is like a
tranquillised badger, Scottish
cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave
is out to make amends. Four years on
is out to make amends. Four years on
is out to make amends. Four years on
and four years wiser way here at the
30 K skiathlon, a good result here
will set Musgrave up for his
favoured event, the 15 K freestyle
later this week. One person who
certainly knows how Andrew is
feeling right now with his sister,
Posy. You competed in Sochi. This is
the first time watching as a
spectator, feeling nervous?
it's worse to be on this side and
watching rather than be competing
yourself because at that point you
are in the zone.
Andrew is better at
skating. The fact the skating is
second, will that be an advantage?
It can be. He has improved in
classic in the last few years and
this helps. He has to stay with the
pack on the
pack on the classic but not burn too
much energy, so if he can manage to
do that he has a good shot in the
second half of the race in the
What's the best we can
expect from Andrew?
tenth. Once you are the top ten
anything can happen. I don't want to
get too excited and go ahead of
myself but if he gets a good day,
who knows where he could end up.
skiers have left their skating skis
in this transition area. Musgrave is
in box ten, because that's his big
number. They are in the corral,
getting ready to go. Over to your
commentators for this meant's 30 K
skiathlon, Ollie Williams and Rob
There's Andrew Musgrave proudly
representing Great Britain. Can he
produced the greatest performance
we've ever seen from a British
cross-country skier? We all very
much hope so. The first event, the
men's cross-country programme, the
30 kilometres skiathlon and they are
under way. This is the raise we have
been looking forward to for the last
few months bearing in mind perform
some of the very best in the world.
-- bearing in mind the form of some
of the very best in the world.
Seven, that was Kruger who fell, a
real shame. That's a real shock.
trips on the right ski. It looks
like there's a collision. You are on
top of each other.
The gap is 18
seconds at the moment. For Synman
Hickstead Kruger. V-style is a
discipline where Andrew Musgrave
feels most comfortable so if he's
there or thereabouts then maybe he
could see something very special
indeed -- freestyle.
indeed -- freestyle. Pacemaking
duties at the front. Andrew Musgrave
is back in around seventh or eighth
place, certainly up with that group.
You can see Synman Hickstead Kruger
desperately trying to work to the
front because he knows he can't have
any impact unless he gets onto this
break on the front line right now.
As they come in towards the
completion of the first of their
four classical circuits...
goes Musgrave out of the stadium
from lap one. It's difficult
blustery conditions, a couple of
crashes that Musgrave managed to
avoid getting caught up in and it's
really about conserving energy in
this classic section of the race.
Britain's Callum Smith also coming
through. He's just at the tail end
of the pack there as well.
of the pack there as well.
Krueger, bib seven, this is better
from the Norwegian. If you could get
back in the mix for a medal it would
be extraordinary. It's not quite a
Formula One pit stop, but it will be
important. It's a bit like
triathlon. You don't win the race in
transition, but you can certainly
give yourself a problem if it
doesn't go smoothly. Andrew Musgrave
safely through. Krueger has almost
caught that entire gap up. That's
excellent work from the Norwegian.
Coming out of the ski exchange,
different body language from
Musgrave. He's doing his preferred
technique now and he's really going
Look at Andrew Musgrave
coming through there. Great skiing
by the Britain. There's Andrew
Musgrave in the centre off your
picture, right in the mix with the
very best cross-country skiers in
the world, and the Britain is in
with a chance of a Winter Olympics
medal in cross-country skiing! This
is incredible! Krueger is leading.
He was flat on his face in the first
200 metres of the race and somehow
managed to claw his way back into
contention and into the lead.
Krueger from Musgrave, come on,
Musgrave! Krueger clearly feels as
though going hard with four K to go
with his best chance of getting on
the podium. A few athletes coming
past Andrew Musgrave, just needs to
hold on here, the Britain. And now a
few metres open up between Andrew
Musgrave and the men who are
currently not battling for three
medals, battling for two.
medals, battling for two. It's
Norway one, two and three at the
moment. They are definitely closing
down on Krueger aren't they have a
monstrous climb still to contend
between now and the finish. Here it
is, he is seriously hurting now. His
lead has been halved, from 22
seconds, 211. Norway occupy all
three medal positions at the moment.
Andrew Musgrave around seventh place
at the moment. It's been a
sensational performance from Andrew
Musgrave, absolutely phenomenal so
far. Krueger, having fallen right at
the start of the race, is going to
finish the day in a blaze of glory!
Absolutely incredible recovery
against one of the best skiathlon
fields ever assembled. Krueger is
the Winter Olympic champion. He was
down at the start but he wasn't out,
he didn't give up. It's someone,
two, three for the Norwegians --
it's a warm, two, three for the
Norwegians. A sensational effort
from the Britain. Andrew Musgrave in
seven, Musgrave announces his
arrival at the top of the sport and
says, we Brits can be world class as
What a race, what a result.
Will he be happy?
He will be
disappointed to be that close for so
long and not quite make it but 70s
amazing. He should be really proud.
We've never had a result like this,
top ten, incredible.
best ever result was Andrew in
Sochi, 29th, in Sochi, so to jump
those places is incredible.
Well done, Andrew.
those places is incredible.
Well done, Andrew. How
are you feeling?
A bit disappointed,
to be honest. I thought going out
when I had a lap and a half to go I
was feeling good, feeling confident
and I thought I would be able to get
a medal and I was feeling really
good and then just tried to keep up
on the last lap and went a bit hard
and slipped back through the field.
Has it set you up for the 15
Might form seems to be good. The
15 K should be my best event. I
should be in a fight for a medal and
hopefully go faster than today.
do you need to do to beat the
Go faster down their!
Good answer, correct, go faster than
them. Seventh place the best ever
finish by a mile at a rich -ish
cross-country skier and yet he was
He was so down, he was
so close. He was pulling that whole
field. Yes, Krueger was in front but
he was pulling everyone towards him
the whole time and no one helped
him. They are not going to help him,
but he is the Brit out there on his
own where is the Norwegians have
strength in numbers.
collect Krueger go because it still
Norway winning gold and Andrew
Musgrave bases himself in Norway, he
speaks fluent Norwegian. Is adopted
their culture and spirit.
what he needs to do to achieve Gold
and that's purely on what is on his
mind, he wants gold and he can go
home happy. Until then he seems to
be putting so much into his
You seen him change
He's turned into a
It was extraordinary
what happened with the gold
medallist, Krueger, down he goes,
number seven, about fourth, in the
middle row. It's his fault it
happens. He the balances.
forward, loses the grip and his ski
and takes a few out. The rest of the
fields did well to go round him, but
he got the bit between his teeth, he
was frothing and attacked from the
It fired him up. An amazing
performance. Musgrave, his better
event to come, the 15 K. Its
freestyle this year, they change it
every four years. Freestylers his
Yes, he stands a strong
chance and you can see by his
performance going up in seventh
place compared to the last Olympics,
his fitness is very much progressed.
I'm going to make prediction, I
think cross-country skiing is going
to be the big hit of these games.
You can do it in the UK, roller
skiing. There is a roller ski club
in Scotland and London, so we can
train in the UK for this.
want to, get inspired is how you
find out more about it. Andrew's
best chance for a medal in the 15 K,
next Friday at 6am, so tune in for
that. Well worth getting up early
for, it will go on for awhile, 6am
is when it starts and you need to
see the start because they sometimes
Can Felix Loch slide
into the history books?
The super luger's looking
to defend his double Olympic crown.
They've got shock
absorbers for legs.
Canadian Justine Lafour-Dupointe
is also looking to defend her title
from Sochi in the women's moguls.
It's the team event in the figure
skating, where it's a bit
of everything with short
and free programmes.
The big names include
Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva.
Are we about to see the emergence of
a new superstar? This guy could rule
Whistler. Absolutely steaming over
the line, Felix Loch is the Olympic
luge champion. Can he get gold for
the second time? Absolutely fly, two
golds, he's only 24! Maybe go three
Felix Loch is a luge machine but any
athlete who makes the German luge
team is a medal prospect.
Half of the 28 Olympic singles
events ever held have
produced German one-twos.
Matthew Pinsent was there.
So they are all chasing Felix Loch
who shot through yesterday's rounds
and is on the icy path to a third
straight Olympic gold medal in this
event. History has his back. The
Germans are huge in luge. Germany,
East Germany and West Germany
combined have 31 gold medals in
Olympic luge events. The rest of the
world, just 13. But could that
become 14? Austrian David Gleirscher
outs it -- outside Felix Loch on the
first running to do it again.
British outs and slipped away, Adam
Rosen and David Staudinger ending up
23rd and 35th respectively but look
out for Felix Loch. He's reached a
speed of 96 mph in the luge, faster
than anyone. Can he equal the record
of three consecutive gold medals?
Don't blink. You might miss history.
And in the third run, Felix Loch
bolted, out first on the track with
his bustard said so far. That would
take some catching and David
Gleirscher gave good chase, the
Austrian putting himself in with a
chance of a medal if probably not
gold. That was Roman Repilov's goal,
and he has a win or bust approach to
luge. This was more bust. The door
was now open for American Chris
Mazdzer, who went even quicker than
Felix Loch to climb into second
place. Rosen still had a chance of a
fourth run but with only the top 20
qualifying, he missed the mark by an
agonising two places. That was more
than 2.5 seconds ahead of an
improved Staudinger, who finished
33rd. And amazing run there for
Chris Mazdzer, the American, to set
up the fourth and final run but look
at the weather. They don't call it
the Winter Olympics for nothing.
COMMENTATOR: Johannes Ludwig next
for Germany. The bronze medallist in
2014. Ranked number five in the
world. He's on his way. He's 0.2
seconds off the bronze medal as he
starts Sony definitely needs that,
47.4, ideally, 47.5 possibly.
these guys now it is about staying
in front of the person that has just
gone down. Don't worry too much
about the medals at the moment. That
was a little mistake but I don't
know if it will cost too much time.
As he builds a speed, he needs to
get it right. Sliding off the
corners slightly. Not so good but
that is amazing, the speed that he
has got, he should stay in front.
Definitely got the right lines but
he is dropping away slightly. Is
this enough as he comes up the hill
to stay in front of Dominik
So tight as they go
towards the line. He has done it
ahead of Dominik Fischnaller, two
thousandth of a second. Now the
medal Chase is on. In bronze medal
position at the moment, David
Gleirscher, the surprise package of
this meant's singles Olympic
championship, a 23-year-old from the
Tyrol. Number 12 in the world. Up
until this week, pretty inconsistent
performer, capable of excellence.
His best finish in the World Cup was
fourth. He may well be getting an
Olympic medal in a few seconds time.
This is all about staying in front
of those guys that have gone down.
He does not care at the moment about
the American, about Felix Loch. He
wants an Olympic medal. Whether he
fights for bronze or silver, he can
find out when he gets to the bottom
of the track but at the moment, he
just needs to see number one when he
gets to the bottom. A guy of his
calibre, there should be no reason
why not. The way he has been sliding
all week, we can see the snow on the
track, will display apart in the
process of these medals in the last
few corners? Especially as you come
down the straight, and that is what
I'm talking about, about how the
sled can be a bit trickier to handle
in snowy conditions. He is going to
keep it. This will be an Olympic
medal for Austria, this will get the
bronze medal for Austria at best.
turns the final corner and he is
ahead of Lodewyck. Austria have
their medal for the first time in
2002, applause all round. -- since
2002. Great work from David
Gleirscher. Not many people would
have said that was possible and just
look at the euphoria! The Austrian
is in heaven. Chris Mazdzer has also
had a brilliant week, currently in
silver medal position. Maybe he
won't worry about Felix Loch
editing, Felix Loch is 0.2 seconds
clear of Chris Mazdzer. Now the
American just needs to do better
than David Gleirscher. Chris Mazdzer
goes to the United States.
be happy when he gets to the bottom
whether he sees one or two because
that means he's got an Olympic
medal, whether it is bronze or
silver. He will definitely want to
be silver but he will be happy
either way. You can see how much
snow there is on the track now
compared to what there was even two
minutes ago when the last competitor
went down. This could affect the way
he comes down the straight. Riding a
high line first and then dropping
out and that is perfect, what a
straight and he has got good speed.
This is definitely going to be a
silver medal for the American. This
is the first American... It is going
to be down to the thousands all the
Uphill all the way, loss of
speed all the way. Cannot quite do
it. It is a bronze medal for him,
not silver. Chris Mazdzer becomes
the first American to win a medal at
the Olympic Games in the men's
single luge. It is a fantastic
achievement. The last German to win
three singles titles was a great and
now Felix Loch, at 28, as the snow
intensifies and wisps across his
face, is on his way. Surely a
mistake free run from Felix Loch
will see him win gold? He starts
with a 0.2 seconds advantage ahead
of Robert Blair shot. He's looking
clean early on. He has been so
consistent. -- David Gleirscher.
Surely he is seconds away from gold?
You can see the line moving,
interesting to note when he comes in
to some of the bigger corners, he
turned his head into the corner to
put pressure on the top runner to
help him steer. That is a mistake!
Could that be the medal has gone!
Could that be the three medals he
has wanted, the three gold medals,
as he got in speed?
First mistake in
the race, first mistake of the week
for Felix Loch, coming on the 15th
and 16th and uphill, there's going
to be sometime between him and David
Gleirscher and Felix Loch has blown
He's not going to do it!
not even have a medal and the
Austrian team swamp David
Gleirscher! He becomes the first
Austrian in 50 years to win gold in
the luge! No one had him down really
for a medal hope, let alone goals,
but Felix Loch, -- a gold, but Felix
Loch with that mistake a bitter,
bitter defeat. He
can't believe it. Amy Williams is
alongside me to react to that major
in the luge, no medal for Felix
Loch. What went wrong?
I know, he
was devastated, he made the
devastating mistake of what I call
the wonky straight, a tenth and 11th
on his exit out of nine was the
wrong angle and he was fighting not
to clip the corner, so he is
fighting not to clip the right-hand
side which causes him to skid,
cutting into the ice which is like a
braking system, and then he clips
right here, you can see the snow and
ice coming up and then used to high
into 12, so he is oscillating, high
and low and high and he is fighting,
his head is really high.
quite high before that Cummings had
seen to be quite high the whole way
He did not look as settled and
comfortable as he did so whether the
fact it had started snowing was
playing on his mind, snow on the
track, how much it would affect him,
he was the last one in the changing
room waiting to go down, you're sure
of the psychological nature of what
is going on in his head but the
Austrian shock, he'd never even won
a World Cup race before and now he's
emotions because Felix Loch was
being consoled by his coach on the
ice while the Austrians celebrated,
David Gleirscher taking the gold
medal and he had led after the first
run and then dropped down the
leaderboard and finally came back to
take the gold on the final one, and
also Chris Mazdzer. Of the US, the
first time they have won a medal in
Amazing to see three
people you did not expect to be
there, Felix Loch at 0.2 seconds in
his bag and lost it and this is an
unforgiving track, you can't make up
time when you make a mistake because
there are uphill sections.
learn head of the other events. Amy
is going to Seoul and then
Pyeongchang for the skeleton events,
the men's on Thursday and Friday and
the women's, featuring Lizzy Yarnold
and Laura Deas, Friday and Saturday.
Thank you for that and good -- thank
you for that and all of your
Now it is time for the women's
moguls which is all about the bumps
and how you negotiate them. The
women's final featured Justin
Dufour-Lapointe as the defending
champion from Canada.
The moguls is a world of bumps and
jumps, the key is to ski fast, jump
high and look good. 60% of the marks
are awarded for the technical
quality of the turns over the moguls
or mounds, and another 20% is based
on Beattie jumps on the course and
the final 20% comes from the speed
you manage to do it all in. The
skier's legs must be like pistons,
constantly moving, always just the
tiniest misjudgement away from an
unfortunate but spectacular finish.
Six were still sounding calm the
final three, including reigning
Olympic champion, Justine
Dufour-Lapointe and now, thanks to
the weather, it got really tough,
first on the slope, Yulia Galysheva
of Kazakhstan. COMMENTATOR: The
super final of the women's Olympic
moguls competition is underway,
Yulia Galysheva coming down the
centre, getting a decent somersault
in, taking a brave aerial position
at the top of the course. Now we
follow her with the camera at the
side of the track, her knees are
locked in well, solid skiing from
the athlete from Kazakhstan. Tiring
slightly now as she goes front flip
off the final jump, landing softly
and just over 30 seconds. 77.4 is
her score. Next up, the defending
champion, Justine Dufour-Lapointe.
Can she become the first skier ever
to win this twice? Now she opened
the throttle as she hits the bumps
in the middle of the course and
really piling on the pressure, an
Yulia Galysheva, who is waiting and
watching at the foot of the
mountain. Read skiing from the
defending champion, saving her best
until last. She is absolutely
tearing through the turns, flying
high, landing softly, slightly
backward, inside 30 seconds, the
fastest of the day so far in the
super final. 29.54 seconds. That
might just be enough to bring her
another Olympic medal. Justine
Dufour-Lapointe leads the way, 78.50
six. Perrine Laffont will be next,
the youngster, just 19. The first
ten turns before the kicker. She
keeps it relatively straightforward
and lacks a little bit of control,
straight after the landing. She is
back on top of her skis now and is
absolutely tearing down the course.
But that mistake on the birds
landing might just cost her in the
eyes of the judges. -- on the first
landing. She's got to go big and get
it right, over she goes, the landing
is OK at the time is all right,
29.30 six. She is the quickest of
the super final so far. She has got
to beat just been Dufour-Lapointe's
78.50 six. It's going to be tight.
Where are they going to put her? She
is first! 78.60 five. Perrine
Laffont will win France's first
medal of the Winter Olympics. Last
to ski in the women's moguls super
final 2018, and Dean Audi, the
22-year-old Canadian. She is away.
Just slightly slow start as she
picked our line for the first few
turns. She's really thrown it down,
though. Full, twisting back
somersault, struggling to regain
control and she is straight lining,
she is out and that means she will
not win a medal and Perrine Laffont
is the Olympic champion of 2018.
France kick-start their Winter
Olympics with gold in the women's
Perrine Laffont's spectator teenage
Blix did the trick ahead of
Dufour-Lapointe, a first medal of
the games will Kazakhstan as well as
Yulia Galysheva took bronze and a
surprise result in a sport which
loves to flip things around.
Al second teenage Olympic champion
of the day. Felix Loch going last
and Andi Naude going last, the
pressure builds on you.
you know the market you have to
smash through and you have so much
time to overthink and both of them
struggled with that.
looked like she got going too quick.
Amy Williams was watching this
earlier when we showed a life. She
said, my knees hurt, just looking at
I was saying the same thing.
It's incredible, the amount of
pressure that must go through their
knees. I know Pat Sharples, the
freestyle ski coach used to do the
moguls and I always asked them, how
are your knees? You said, not that
It's great to watch,
it's the combination of speed, but
the judges' marks is important as
well. You have to give it a bit with
It's not just technique,
I love the tri- element and the
judges have a difficult decision to
It's stunning to watch.
Let's turn our focus to figure
skating and the Team Event.
Ten countries vying to make it
in to the top five and the chance
to skate for the medals tomorrow.
Today was the penultimate day
of competition and it was
in the women's singles
that we were rewarded
by a sparkling performance
by Russia's Ice Princess,
Very solid triple flip, triple to
loop combination. -- toe loop
Lovely triple loop.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, Robin, a brilliant
penultimate's date's competition.
When it comes to elegance on the
ice, there's no beating her. She's
really struggling to
ice, there's no beating her. She's
really struggling to come to terms
with the fact she's not skating in
her colours, not skating under her
flag. She's finding it very
She's using it within a
performance and it elevated her
today. -- she says she can skate
better. It's exquisite, glorious to
watch her. I find her quite elfin on
the ice but it belies the power and
mental energy to deliver those. She
has been beaten for the first time
in two years, can she set of the
Olympic Trail by being first? Yes,
she can, and in some style as well.
I tell you what, my money is on
Evgenia Medvedeva for the individual
goal. It was the pairs that really
brought it, the Italian power, they
are in with a chance of a medal
after that performance?
after that performance?
to think so and I'm hoping they will
think with that attitude, because
it's only been three seasons that
they've been together performing
like this. Yes, they both come with
the experience but I adore her and I
love her, but she's feisty and she's
a diva, but it will take a diva
along with him to deliver another
performance like they did today for
the first time they will be a medal
mix which they probably didn't think
they before. They were probably
hoping for top five, but who knows,
if they can skate like that in the
short programme and the long
programme, gain-macro, it's up for
The Canadians came out on
top, Meagan Duhamel and Eric
Radford, a brilliant skate from
them. They give the Canadians are
6-point lead going into the final
date's competition tomorrow. USA and
bronze, the Italians one point
behind, it will be really tense as
we get the medals fought out
It's the most beautiful
If you want to see extended
highlights of the team event,
please tune into BBC Four
for Olympics Extra
in about 10 minutes.
The conclusion of the figure
skating team event starts
at 1am tomorrow morning.
Skating of a different kind now.
This time, it's against the clock.
As dominant as the Germans
have been in the luge,
it's their neighbours
the Netherlands who own
the speed skating oval.
"Eat, sleep, skate,
repeat" is the mantra
of their star Sven Kramer.
The men's 5000 speed skating has
long been Kramer versus Kramer. The
only question has been whether he
can better his own time. Two golds
in this event and us two Games, he
had to donate -- be the Canadian's
time to win a third. We join the
flying Dutchman with two laps to go,
sit back and enjoyed a dash of
orange on ice.
All eyes on the Dutch man, nearly
two seconds quicker than the
previous fastest time and he's
skating towards the Olympic title
here. The all-time great, Sven
Kramer of the Netherlands, will take
the Bell this time here, just over
400 to go in this 5000 metre final
and that blue line I don't think is
going to catch him any time soon.
It's 1.88 seconds and Ted Bloomer
had a fantastic last lap, soap
Kramer has took really dig deep.
Kramer has to really go for it on
this last lap to make sure he can
take the Olympic title for the third
time in a row. It was a tremendous
last lap sprint. Here now comes Sven
Kramer, up towards the line, the
Olympic record has gone. For the
fourth time in his career, Sven
Kramer is an Olympic champion.
Kramer is an Olympic champion.
They are so good at that. Let's
round up some stories from day two
with Paddy again.
A wild night on the biathlon course
is blue in a surprise, German, 34th
in Sochi, power and position and it
was an amazing goal. Plenty of rocks
over the puck to open the Olympics
for the US women's ice hockey team,
silver medallists Law years ago they
silver medallists Law years ago they
recovered from the bruises and being
a goal down to beat Finland 3-1. Icy
tension on every stone of Norway V
China in the mixed doubles curling.
Both trying to screw up a path to
the semis. Level in the round robin,
Norway won this tie-break.
Heartbreak for China. Curling can be
Let's have a look at the medal table
with all the events of day two
finished. Out in front we find
Germany, I believe. Let's have a
look. I think they have three gold
medals so far. The Netherlands are
doing well. They've had the one,
two, three, Norway with their first
and the USA, courtesy of Red. Let's
go off piste.
This was posted on social media
earlier. I used to love the 18, Mr
T, into curling, I'm really pumped
watching they Winter Olympics, I'm
watching events I never thought I'd
watch before. Look at this, a catch
watching the short track speed
Riveted. This one.
its get children we get sent doing
daft things but I think it's an
Eddie is making a comeback. A
carpenter. Why Bob and he is, guess.
He's made his own skis. Look at this
from Julie, on Twitter.
It will inspire the next
That's watching Felix
She gets back up, keeps going,
she's got perseverance, and Felix
Loch is on track.
That's the worry.
Let's look at this.
Let's look at this. These are our
selections for red hot ice cold.
Luge is a tough sport,
but its even tougher when you're
flying along at 80mph
without a visor on.
Poland's Mateu Sochowicz is street
tough, no tears here.
It doesn't get much
better than this.
This is pure Blades Of Glory.
Canada leading in the team
It doesn't matter what sport you're
watching, everyone always says
the ref has lost his marbles.
Well, here's the proof.
And finally, here's some classic
from our Amercian cousins
after they won their first
ever medal in the luge.
Tomorrow, so much to look forward
to. Mikaela Shiffrin starts her
Olympic campaign in the women's GS.
We'll be live for her second run at
about 4:45pm, Radzi on-air at
12:10pm. Mikaela Shiffrin is
something else, women's ski jumping
only came into the Games four years
ago. We ought to mention in the
women's giant slalom Alex Tilley for
On top form, she's
had a PB this season, she does have
to challenge Mikaela Shiffrin and
others. Worley is in good form,
she's world champ, but Mikaela
Shiffrin needs a bit of luck, but
she's not a big fan of luck. Her
quoted look looks like a lot like
hard work, but in disguise.
Sometimes it can just be look. We'll
see you tomorrow at 7pm, when we'll
have the women's slopestyle. Mike
night. -- good night.
Absolutely amazing. It's beautiful.
Well, you've got to say she looks
absolutely amazing on a snowboard.
That's why she's constantly topping
podiums around the
Clare Balding presents highlights of the day's action from day two of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The big-name action begins early at Pyeongchang 2018 with day two witnessing the men's downhill - one of the blue riband events of any games. Austria's Matthias Mayer bids to defend his crown from Sochi 2014. Britain's Jamie Nicholls is in action, looking to improve on his impressive sixth-place finish in the snowboard slopestyle from Sochi alongside his GB teammate and fellow medal hope Billy Morgan. Team GB has another medal hope in cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave - he races in the skiathlon final, one of seven gold-medal events in the day's packed schedule.