Highlights from day seven as GB's Andrew Musgrave is looking to make history in the 15km cross-country. Gold medals are decided in the women's aerials and the men's skeleton.
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Previously at the Winter Olympics...
Skiing for the gold medal position
for Norway! Magnificent! The Vikings
PFO TA makes it two
gold medals, back-to-back!
Shiffrin is the Olympic champion for
the second time!
It is day seven...
On the first day of the Korean New
Year, we are in the skeleton zone!
Dom Parsons needed to embrace
the fear and enjoy the expectation
then he might, just might become
Britain's first medallist at these
Winter Olympic Games.
All he had to do was travel twice
down a sliding track just under
a mile long at 80 miles per hour
with his chin a few
centimetres from the ice
and without bumping any sides.
What's so hard about that?
Welcome to Today at the Games,
here's what's coming up...
It's been 24 years since the last
British male won an individual
Winter Olympic medal.
Sitting fourth after two runs, could
Parsons make the podium?
In snowboarding, we'll find out
which woman can boss the cross...
A feast of alpine skiing
with the women's slalom
and men's super-g...
In most winter sports
Britain is lucky to have
one medal contender,
but in skeleton we get two
as Yarnold and Deas slide
And joining me today... Skeleton
pioneer Alex Coomber, Olympic
champion and choreographer in
demand, Christopher Dean. Our Alpine
expert has always is Chemmy Alcott.
He was sliding at a blistering pace
in the practice rounds,
then after runs one and two
Dom Parsons found himself just 0.03
seconds behind the medals.
Could he go faster and claim GB's
first medal of the games?
Here's Matt Pinsent.
Day two of the men's skeleton
competition and a fantastic chance
for a piece of British history.
Dominik Parsons and fourth
overnight, a tiny fraction behind
the position for a medal. A
fantastic atmosphere in the
grandstand with friends, family and
team-mates turning out to cheer him
on... Day three started with the
overnight leader and local hero, Yun
Sungbin. Hull a big moment for
No Asian skeleton athlete has
other won a medal in this. Can he go
under 50 seconds? As he gets to the
line... Not quite.
line... Not quite. 50.18 reinforcing
his position as the gold medallist
in waiting. Next, setting off in the
silver medal position at the moment,
He is one second
behind not even halfway down.
every single run a position Nikita
Tregubov. One of the greats for
Latvia. The silver medallist in
Sochi and Vancouver, Yun Sungbin.
Yun Sungbin will find an athlete who
is too good for him.
straight so far!
Dukurs in second
place. Just ahead of Tregubov.
need you there, come on!
step forward from run number one.
Even if you cannot get past Dukurs
or Tregubov now, on Parsons, surely
you cannot allow the gap to grow
between himself and the other two
He had incredible speed down
the track. Hull two tenths of a
second off at the moment. He
Right in the mix! He
goes ahead of Tregubov into third
Tomass Dukurs followed, but
he could not beat the Briton.
Britain's Jerry Rice remained hot on
the heels of the top ten.
This is David and Judith Parsons,
nervously waiting for their final
run. What do you make of his first
They are the best I've
ever seen him do. Each one, one
after the other, they were so close
to whatever Dukurss
And how is it now?
exciting but nerve
as well. I think that he can do it.
Using right frame of mind. -- he is
in the right frame of mind.
Dom Parsons be about to create some
British history? The final heat is
run in reverse order. The fastest
man, Yun Sungbin, goes last. Jerry
Rice came with the aim of finishing
in the top 12 and for him it was to
be a momentous day...
what a games he has had. And 51
seconds! A marvellous run!
Eventually he finished in tenth.
Pushing hard to break into the top
three, Tomass Dukurs.
He will come
back fighting, he wants a medal.
is quicker than Kaymer but his final
time needs to be in the really low
50s to put pressure on. That would
cut the mustard. -- that will not
cut the mustard.
cut the mustard.
The four-time world
champion, Tregubov in fourth
place... This fellow has been so
consistent. He has gone 50.5 every
run so far.
We hope he has
guidelines for his competition but
we need him to make a little mistake
somewhere, to help Dom Parsons out a
Lovely and clean through
15. The final curve for Tregubov.
He's got another 50.5, four on the
bounce for him! We know Parsons can
go quicker. That is the excitement.
Dom Parsons, next. Sit
tight, everybody. He says that he
thrives on the pressure. His
nickname is The Wizard. Let's see if
he can work the Winter Olympic magic
and get himself a medal. The
equation is simple. Directly against
Tregubov. You follow their relative
times together. If his time goes
green and Tregubov's name, he is in
good shape. He starts off behind...
Hold it together and stay calm, do
not concentrate on the end result.
The lines are good at the moment.
This is good sliding. We need you to
keep it together! We are building
into the fastest part of the track.
Exhilarating downhill. Is this the
corner where we build it into the
medal? Does it have enough pace?
This will be key, coming down the
track... Will this run get Great
Britain their first Olympic medal of
the Winter Olympics?
marginally in front of Tregubov!
Uphill... Spend 16... Is this to be?
No! He misses out by two hundredths
of a second. Tregubov celebrates a
guaranteed medal. Dom Parsons, he
may be agonisingly missing out.
He knows that he has missed
Next, Martin Raw Dukurs in
second place. Just in front of Dom
We do need a mistake from Dukurs. He
hasn't produced many of those over a
glittering career which has seen him
win silver medals at two Olympic
That was a mistake there! A
big mistake he has never made
before. Is he able to keep the time,
is he also going to drop a vital
split-second down the track?
made two mistakes at the top of the
track. He comes in late. The time is
ebbing away... This is where Dukurs
could lose on his speed. The mistake
at the top, it is two hundredths,
that is all we need.
He is in the
He is behind Dom Parsons!
Unbelievably, he has his medal!
on, Great Britain!
Dom Parsons has a
bronze medal because Martins Dukurs
was unable to hold it together. The
great Latvian. Settle back and enjoy
what we think will be the gold medal
performance from Yun of Korea,
starting a mile clear of his
competitors. One save run will see
him reach the gold medal he. No
Asian athlete has ever won a medal.
Yun is seconds away from the gold.
He is a superstar in Korea. He wins
by the biggest margin in history! A
track record to finish off. 1.63
seconds. Incredible for Yun
record, the fourth run and
absolutely smashing it. We do have a
bronze medal for Great Britain with
Bronze medallist at the Olympic
Games, the first medallist for Team
GB here at Pyeongchang. Give us your
It hasn't sunk in yet. I
thought I had lost it. After the
fourth run, I thought it had gone
away. I looked at the time, made a
couple too many mistakes in that run
Bert Martins made more. The last
person I thought.
You're great on
TLC, she is 93, she has stayed up
-- your great Aunt Elsie.
STUDIO: This was Dom Parsons being
awarded his bronze medal, the man
from Walthamstow. The first man to
win a skeleton medal since 1948 for
Great Britain. He was still doing
the maths to know whether he made it
back onto the podium. He has, he
did. That is his for life. I caught
up with the Olympic gold medallist
from 2010 Amy Williams.
We saw him go through the range of
despair and delight?
We were doing
the same in the commentary box! I
don't know how he held it together!
He put down such good runs. The
final run... He slipped down! And
final run... He slipped down! And we
saw Dukurs coming down. That was it.
He thought he had lost it and
suddenly he was in the bronze
position and have that medal.
Amy Williams was so
Amy Williams was so thrilled. Alex
Coomber was watching it earlier.
Your thoughts on who was the best on
all four runs?
This race was a
unique race. It is unlike any other
track we have been on. The fastest
starters were not necessarily
getting those medals. Ironically
between the medallists we have the
fastest starter and the 21st
starter. The Koreans had an
advantage, they had been on the
track a lot and from Yun Sungbin we
saw that his steering, he basically
got it down to only really needing
to do small toe taps. You will see
other sliders shifting their body
weight as they go through the bends
but he knew it so well that the
toe-tapping was enough for him and
he literally had the fastest time on
A lovely, sunny day on the sliding
track and they wanted to see South
Korea's first gold medal is not on
skates. They have won Bundu short
track speed skating, one in speed
skating and one in figure skating.
Watch him going down, his toe just
comes out, it is not a reaction
because he thinks he is doing
something wrong, he's purposely
using it to steer, then bringing his
legs nice and close together again,
getting a good aerodynamic position
and he is only steering when he
really needs to which created a lot
of speed down the track.
He was head
and shoulders above the rest but Dom
Parsons was close to winning a
silver medal, had he not made that
mistake in his fourth run, he would
have got a civil, but so would
Martins Dukurs have got a silver if
he did well in his last run. He
looked disappointed, though after
his run because he thought that was
He was two hundredths off
the silver in the end, we always
knew there would be chopping and
changing places which made it
exciting. They have a start record
on the track and the downtime record
but they don't have the top speed
record and if they did, Dom had
Beattie fastest top speeds ever of a
men's skeleton on that track, he was
the only slider to break 81 mph.
becomes the first man to win medal
in skeleton since John Cramond in
1948 and you have got to look at
this picture because just to admire
his helmet! He was an RAF pilot in
World War II who came back into the
sport of sliding when the war ended
and went to the games in 1948 and
won a bronze medal and ended up
writing on winter sports for the
Observer so he was a wonderful guy
within Winter sports but John
Cramond, who died in 1978, the last
man before Dom Parsons.
I think he
would have been very proud.
Thankfully technology has got
better. Underneath your neck.
style as well!
The women have been
more successful in the 21st century
and we will be reflecting on Lizzie
and Laura and how they got on later.
That is the very short list of six
British men who have won individual
medals at the Winter Olympics and
obviously, Chris has won a gold
medal but as part of a pair so you
don't get in.
Andrew Musgrave was hoping
to write his name onto that list
in the 15k cross country race.
After Britain's best ever showing
in the skiathlon on Sunday,
where he finished seventh,
Musgrave was aiming for better.
Every four years they change
from classic style to freestyle,
which Musgrave much prefers
but amongst a field
of 119 from 62 different
countries, Musgrave melted.
He said he went off slowly
intentionally but could never pick
up the pace and admitted to having
a shocker as he finished only 28th
more than two minutes behind
the historic winner -
Switzerland's Dario Cologna,
who became the first cross-country
skier to win the same individual
event three times in a row.
COMMENTATOR: This is going to be
awesome. Lindsey Jacobellis
extending her lead in the early
stage of the course! She has got the
clear line. This is a lap of honour
for Lindsey Jacobellis, the
American... Oh, drama! Lindsey
Jacobellis is down! This is
incredible! Lindsey Jacobellis has
thrown her gold medal away in the
last 100 metres. This is ridiculous.
Such drama in the women's snowboard
cross - can't believe
that was 12 years ago.
Aged 32, Lindsey Jacobellis
is still hunting for that elusive
gold medal but snapping at her heels
are some very talented youngsters.
Expect 16-year-old Julia Pereira de
Sousa from France to push her close.
The first of four quarterfinals saw
Zoe Gillings Brier going for GB.
She needed to finish in the top
three to progress to the semis.
Zoe, here in the white bib,
looked like she might make it
through after overtaking
on the inside into third position.
But defending Olympic champion
Eva Samkova snuck past, denying Zoe
a spot in the semifinals.
The 32-year-old mum
was pleased with that finish,
and we pick up the action
with the first semifinal.
Here's Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood...
COMMENTATOR: Keep an eye on Lindsey
Jacobellis in the green bid. Eva
Samkova, the favourite in red,
Charlotte Banks, Nelly Moenne
Loccoz, blue and yellow, Alexandra
Jekova in white and the Blackbeard
of the Canadian, Tess Critchlow.
Here we go, the first semifinal,
this will be good. Eva Samkova goes
out brilliantly in the master
Charlotte Bankes again
with a brilliant start and then a
terrible bird bath.
Or going big,
Lindsey Jacobellis in the green.
Nelly Moenne Loccoz leading with
Lindy Jacobo somehow yields.
white bib proving lucky for
Alexandra Jekova who is making a
move on the Frenchwoman.
squash from Jacko Palace, taking all
of the jump and went long and low
and now she's got three metres out
in front of Eva Samkova. Nelly
Moenne Loccoz on the inside, all the
way through, Charlotte Bankes, from
nowhere, how did she get from the
back to the front?
She was not able
to make it stick although she tried
to force Lindsey Jacobellis who can
now apply the flush and crush on
her. Riding light to the top of the
corner. On the inside!
Jekova almost down and now back to
back, she over jumped, Charlotte
Bankes is out and Eva Samkova takes
advantage, sliding into second,
Alexandra Jekova in third, behind
Lindsey Jacobellis who looks to be
losing speed on her on the home
Eva Samkova, the Olympic
champion in a master trousers, can
ride the final straight so well and
Lindsey Jacobellis with a nervous
look over her shoulder. She will
remain in second and advance but
that is a warning shot to Lindsey
Jacobellis. She needs to be further
ahead in the final on the straight
if she wants to take the win because
she has not got the speed that Eva
Back up to the top again now for the
second of the semifinals.
Julia Pereira De Sousa Mabileau.
years old, were racing way beyond
her years and there is no short of
talent on this side of the draw,
And the youngster has gone
out like a wet cat, absolutely
flying, here. So she obviously
didn't read the script.
Both of the
French upfront with Michaela Moy. --
the Italian flying through the
section but Pereira De Sousa, tucked
in behind them and it is actually
Chloe Trespeuch shoe dies out in
front. -- who dives out in front.
Pereira De Sousa slip-sliding behind
Moioli and it is so useful in this
section, she pops out from behind
Keep your eye on the
fourth placed rider, Belle
Brockhoff, the experienced
Australian, the 24-year-old.
dives and takes Chloe Trespeuch.
Belle Brockhoff need something to
happen as they go to the home
straight and it starts to become a
pumping battle. Chloe Trespeuch shoe
in second and Belle Brockhoff is
down. It is routine now for the
first three as Moioli goes long,
Chloe Trespeuch shoe and Pereira De
No time to look behind and
see that they are clear but there we
go, the first three finishers
advancing to the final after seeing
their fellow countrymen take gold
yesterday, the whole French crew
will be beside themselves for this
lady 's snowboard cross final now.
Now we move onto the women's
snowboard cross final, the fastest
six women who battled their way
through the quarters and the
semifinals to this point.
Yes, they all very very
quick. Great start for Eva Samkova
Neck and neck.
De Sousa Mabileau on the outside,
the 16-year-old Frenchwoman who may
have the lead. But Moioli and
Lindsey Jacobellis, is it?
upfront with Moioli now, different
lines being taken but Lindsey
Jacobellis having a look. She's out
in front. She needs to hold other
make this stick but Moioli has been
fast and look at Pereira De Sousa
Mabileau! And Chloe Trespeuch in
Pereira De Sousa Mabileau --
Moioli diving down but Chloe
Trespeuch shuts the door, and they
are back-to-back, Moioli overtaking
always, Lindsey Jacobellis in the
fight of her life, if she wants the
gold medal, she's got to go,
slotting in behind Chloe Trespeuch
in the most technical section of the
course. Moioli out in front. Can
they get some drag on her as they
come into the section, Moioli so
fast all season, five World Cups
under her belt.
And look at the
youngster, Pereira De Sousa Mabileau
coming into second from fourth, the
Eva Samkova at the last
minute start driving, neck and neck
for silver and bronze. Who is going
to get it? They are all down! All
over the place. No doubting who took
the gold, Moioli but the equipment
says Pereira De Sousa Mabileau in
second. Look at them, they have
given everything they've got to this
course. That was as intense as sport
gets. One of the closest races, not
just in Olympic women's snowboard
cross history but of all time.
cross history but of all time. Oh...
It was Eva Samkova and Lindsey
Jacobellis, Eva Samkova at the top
and Lindsey Jacobellis at the
bottom, goodness, gracious, what a
final! Thank you, boardercross.
thank you to the team as well, I
still think the Italian outfit are
the best so they get a gold medal
for that and that is their second
gold of the games. But poor Rod
Lindsey Jacobellis just missing out.
-- Paul Oldham Lindsey Jacobellis.
Now to the men's super-g,
the second fastest alpine
event after the downhill.
There's more control gates, making
it more of a technical discipline,
but it's still a case of get down
that mountain as fast as you can!
It was bright and clear for the
superfast super-g and first of the
big names that was the defending
With Norwegian posted an early
target time of 1:24.60 two. His
compatriot, Aksel Lund Svindal al,
was going for the speed double,
never done before by a man at the
same games. But he could not nudge
his fellow Norwegian off top spot.
Up next was an Austrian skiing
legend, and Matthias Mayer got off
to a flyer with a run of power,
aggression and precision, setting a
brilliant time of 1:24.40 four. Beat
World champion beat Furze
was the last of the super-g stars to
grace the slopes, a slight slip
midway down cost him dearly. He
would have to settle for silver,
behind that Common Mateus Maier.
After his downhill gold in 2014, the
Austrian becomes only the second man
to win gold in both the downhill and
super-g discipline the Olympics.
Beat Furze took the silver and
Kjetil Jansrud the bronze.
It's that time again.
Here's Paddy with the latest
from the Game of Stones.
In the women's competition, a day on
from Britain's team your head, but
meanwhile, out on the ice, something
strange has been happening. This is
the Canadian team, as near as you
can get to stone cold certainties in
this sport. And they keep losing.
Three games, three defeats, and this
is what they are saying in Canada.
Bottom of the round robin, a
sweeping change is needed if they
are to avoid an unthinkable early
exit. Normal rank on the men's rink,
Canada top but Britain's Dean Smith
were still in touch and up against
the second favourites, Sweden, and
their formidable skip. But Kyle
Smith and crew did not fear the
Norsemen. In fact, in the third end,
the Swedes were left with no way out
and the Brits did the pillaging.
Great Britain stealing, to keep the
Despite not having the
final shot, points are rarer get
such skilled opponents and it would
get even better for Smith and
There you go, nice shot,
Kyle Smith continuing a great form
he has shown already this evening.
Halfway through, 5-3 up but then the
Swedes started turning the stones
with some supreme work, taking a
crucial three. 6-6 going into the
ninth end but for all Smith's
excellent early work, this was the
defining shot of the match, he
needed to clear out both red stones
He's missed it! Over and
probably out. Well, what a chance
that was. You won't get too many of
Sweden took tee, leaving
Britain needing to do the same in
the final end, always unlikely. This
was curling's version of a knockout
blow. -- Sweden took two.
to go and that's it, Sweden know
they've been in a tough match
against Great Britain, two wins and
two losses after four.
Three of the
medal hopefuls in the first four
games but we are one of those medal
hopeful so we know we need to
compete against them and we do
compete against them, we are just as
good as them on any given day and I
think we showed that today. We are
disappointed but it is not the end
of the world.
Still to come.
Can Hanyu do it again?
The man from Japan starts
the defence of his singles title.
One down, three to go.
Mikaela Shiffren tries to slalom her
way to a second gold of the Games.
She's aiming for four.
Great in practice -
now Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas
hope to go even better
in the real thing.
Hold on tight for the first two
rounds of the skeleton.
Only gone and done it!
She's just trying everything that
she can! Pretty soon she will be out
there and there is trouble coming
for all of those in Pyeongchang. I
think we need some sparkle and some
silk and chiffon!
Onto ice skating and
the men's singles.
Expect jumps like you've
never seen before.
Basically, if you can't land
a quad, you might as well
not be on the squad.
These guys are like pop stars on ice
and for the Japanese media,
this could be their biggest story
of the games as Yuzuru Hanyu tries
to become the first man since 1952
to retain his title...
The quad off begins
The quad off begins with Hanyu of
Japan, recovering after an ankle
injury in November, he needed police
officers and security to guide him
through the airport as he arrived
for his first competition in months.
He did not take part in the team
event but in the singles he had fans
screaming in delight...
screaming in delight... COMMENTATOR:
The entry from the spread Eagle,
before and after the jump... A
quadruple toe loop... And the
triple... The error it is!
the roar! And the roof comes off the
rink! Sublime from the defending
This is one of the
strangest sights in sport, the
shower of Winnie the Pooh bears.
It's an Olympic record. Over to the
king of the quads, Nathan Chen, the
only athlete to land five in a
single programme. Could the
17-year-old live up to the hype?
COMMENTATOR: The opening
combination... The quadrupole Lutz
and down. He would have wanted that
combination but he fell. And also on
the triple axel... He has gone.
There has been so much attention on
this young man's shoulders. He is 18
years old. Because of what he can
achieve at his best but you get the
impression this may not be his
Even Tigger couldn't bounce
back. Nathan Chen was only 17th and
his medal chances seemingly out of
sight. Up next, Shoma Uno from
Japan, famed as the first man to
successfully land a quadruple flip
in competition. Could he make it a
Japanese one two. COMMENTATOR: The
Such a compact
skater. Short but strong.
toe loop... Fantastic stuff!
toe loop... Fantastic stuff!
Uno, the dark horse of this Olympic
And from Spain, the six
time European champion Javier
Fernandez after his first Olympic
medal. This is his last chance. He
is retiring at the age of 26 after
these last games. He turned to
Charlie Chaplin for his inspiration.
COMMENTATOR: It's a triple toe
loop... And lovely stuff. Right in
front of the judges. A second jump.
A quadruple Salchow. And gorgeous!
Here we go! STUDIO: Into second
place, four points behind Hanyu,
medals in grasp. Then, the Chinese
wonder kid left his two pet
crocodiles at home with his parents.
Would Jin Boyang's routine be snappy
enough to get the lead? COMMENTATOR:
He has got it!
20 years old, he has
been the one to watch for the last
The quadruple toe loop.
Very nice indeed!
Do not forget me, says Jin Boyang.
If the short programme is the
building block of Olympic gold,
Hanyu has laid the surest foundation
is down here today.
Hanyu has laid the surest foundation
is down here today.
STUDIO: We are
all going, pet crocodiles? That is
true! Nathan Chen was not on the
leaderboard. We would have expected
to see him there. He is the king of
the quad, isn't he?
He has not been
beaten this season and going into
the competition, in America, it was
a given that he would come away with
a medal, if not the gold. For him to
crash and burn like this is very
unusual. I've seen him train where I
am. He is so consistent. I think it
came down to the pressure of the
came down to the pressure of the
event. The nation that is watching
him, the expectation. The young
pretender. This is his first
Olympics. He has won everything
ahead of this. It was a
Olympics. He has won everything
ahead of this. It was a big news
story in America, for sure.
disappointing for him, he is down in
17th place. His team-mate made
history today, what did Vincent Zhou
history today, what did Vincent Zhou
He made a quad Lutz for the
first time in the Olympics. That
will go down in history books. That
is taking off on a left back outside
edge but rotating in the opposite
direction. Use the talk from your
shoulders to get the rotation. This
goes against it and you pull the
It is really hard on your
Yes, one of the most
difficult after the axel.
most beautiful storyteller is Javier
Yes, he tells a story,
this is the Charlie Chaplin routine
that he was performing. The jumps
are immaculate. He is tidy in the
air, he has a clean landing. He
connects with the audience. At the
end of the routine everyone was
clapping and on his side.
is Hanyu. They have 4.5 minutes to
express themselves. Can he do it,
does he have the support?
It will be
the story if he doesn't do it, that
is for sure. There are potentially
five quads that these guys will be
pulling out in the competition. They
are back ending their routines.
There are big jumps that are coming
at the end of the routines.
tough, because physically...
time you've done your 4.5 minutes,
you are sucking on a lot of air!
wonder, what is he
you are sucking on a lot of air!
wonder, what is he doing with the
I hope he is donating
them to charity!
Giving them to the
Much expected of Hanyu,
while the Americans were hoping
for huge things from Mikaela
She won gold in the women's giant
slalom yesterday and four years ago,
she became the youngest slalom
winner ever when she was only 18.
She's got big ambitions
She's targeting four medals
in South Korea and this
was considered the most likely.
Women's slalom time. All eyes were
on Mikaela Shiffrin. Could the
Golden girl of the American team
retain her title?
retain her title? It seemed
inevitable. This is her signature
event. She started in an
accomplished style and was fourth
after her first run.
In good shape
as she goes for the double.
Meanwhile, the slalom specialist was
flying. In second place. But Wendy
Holdener went even faster. This
acceleration rocketed her to the
best time of the opening run. Alex
Tilley's run didn't go so well. The
British skier crashed out early
while Charlie Guest, her team-mate,
finished in 33rd spot.
finished in 33rd spot. Katharina
Gallhuber of Austria used power and
precision to take the lead. Could
Mikaela Shiffrin deliver? Matt
Chilton commentates... COMMENTATOR:
Next ago, Mikaela Shiffrin.
Her advantage is significant. It
looked like the wind has eased off
for Mikaela Shiffrin. She finds the
worst of it. A clean start. Four
racers in the past have done the GS
and Olympic double in the same
games. Andrea Mead Lawrence has done
it. The first mistake for Mikaela
Shiffrin. In 2002, in Salt Lake
City. Can Mikaela Shiffrin do it?
Not only is she looking for the GS
slalom double, she is looking to
defend the slalom gold. She won four
years ago in Sochi. Finishing with
incredible speed! She gets into
second. She will not make it two
gold medals. She made that mistake,
that error cost her the chance to
lead the race. Next, poised for the
final time today and on her way,
Frida Hansdotter. She had a solid
fast run. And Goode giant slalom day
yesterday. She likes this hill. A
majority of her advantage is intact.
The worst of the wind is on this
part of the course. As Frida
Hansdotter drops in. She goes to
work. Still not .85 in front.
Hansdotter has never won and Olympic
medal. Can she put that right today?
She was sixth in the giant slalom
yesterday. The former World Cup
slalom champion. Half a second to
lead. Katharina Gallhuber's lead is
1:38.90 five. Can Hansdotter beat
it? She can! She is guaranteed
silver at worst.
silver at worst. The last skier...
Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. She
comes in with an advantage of two
tenths. Hansdotter's split there.
Holdener trailing by a 100th of a
second. She has got the worst of the
wind. It is whipping in from the
skiers left to the skiers right. Up
into the goggles. She hasn't done
much damage. Here on in, she could
begin to relax a little more. She
has got to push through every one of
these terms. Only four hundredths
now. She can turn this around and
take an Olympic title for 2018.
Wendy Holdener of Switzerland,
trying to deny Hansdotter...
Holdener takes the silver.
Hansdotter is Olympic champion!
Holdener takes a silver medal for
Switzerland. Katharina Gallhuber
comes away with the bronze medal,
with Mikaela Shiffrin pushed out of
the medals, down to four. Frida
Hansdotter is the Olympic slalom
champion. STUDIO: Swedish fans
celebrating there, the fourth gold
of the games. Christopher Dean makes
an elegant exit. Tell me
of the games. Christopher Dean makes
an elegant exit. Tell me about Frida
She is consistent, she
has delivered all season. She has
got second places, five of them.
Always the bridesmaid. Today she
lifted her game. I don't want people
to think she won today because
Mikaela Shiffrin had an off day, she
deserved it. She charged like I've
never seen her do before.
really calculated. And the major
shock is Mikaela Shiffrin isn't even
on the podium?
shock is Mikaela Shiffrin isn't even
on the podium?
shock is Mikaela Shiffrin isn't even
on the podium?
30 World Cup
victories in this discipline
committee hasn't been beaten in a
major tournament since 2011 but she
looked off. We know that she vomited
before the first run. She wasn't all
there today. There was hesitation in
her skiing, we never see that.
is a lot of norovirus going around,
well over 300 cases.
well over 300 cases. It's very
disappointing for Mikaela Shiffrin,
more chances for her to come.
Well, one skeleton competition down
and one Olympic medal.
Now it's the turn of the women,
Laura Deas went fast in practice
and Lizzy Yarnold is looking
to become the first ever Brit
to defend a Winter Olympic title.
Laura Dees, one of the fastest
starters in the field...
starters in the field...
It is down
to you, in that moment. Nobody else.
I love this sport. I am in it
because I want to win.
is the Olympic champion!
Welcome to be Sliding Centre, as 20
women prepared to go for their first
heat of the skeleton. Lizzy Yarnold,
the defending champion, goes off in
14th in this opening round, Laura
Deas is intent.
Excitement in the
camp is as you would imagine, it is
huge. Everyone on cloud nine and the
girls, they have been concentrating
on their race, they've got to go out
today and do what they've done in
training. Both have been putting
down the fastest runs and
down the fastest runs and they are
in a really good place. We are on
the track where it is really cold.
The ice will be very hard. Then
they've got to stay and keep cool,
they are both good enough to bring
home a medal. Day one and we are
Jacqueline Lolling from Germany is
without doubt the most excess will
scan it and Olympian in the last 18
months. The preevent favourite, a
bit of corrective work to do early.
Because of the group they are using
on the left-hand side is all sort of
just giving them a bit of a waddle
because it is not quite cut
properly. This is one of the best
sliders, she takes a high, diving
line-out. Maybe that is her style
and she needs to use this to get the
speed in and use the exit of 70 per
Sivera crossing to wait as she now
builds speed into the crucial
Looking beautiful so far,
perfect line, her body position, she
looks cool and calm on the thread,
so far, I reckon we're going to see
another track record.
coming up the hill, but she going to
Berlin from even further?
superb, the world champion, just
setting the mark a little bit
higher. Laura Dees is next. Laura,
the 29-year-old, her first Olympics.
Has start time, exactly what I was
hoping for. She has got an
incredible start. She is a strong
and powerful girl.
Number seven in
the world, two higher than Lizzy
Yarnold, she has started the run
She certainly has an cheesy
using the corners well to push her
across and in and around the track,
to try to use the track to her
benefit and get where she needs to
be by not doing too much. Is she
losing a bit of time? That will be a
costly mistake but is it enough to
just keep her in the mix? Because of
her start, we know these speeds, she
will lose a couple of tenths by the
time she gets across the line.
long as she does not lose too much,
that rub on ten down the chicane
might be costly for Laura Deas, and
suddenly, she is two tenths behind.
She cannot win a medal on
this run but she can certainly lose
it with mistake so she needs one in
the bag. She has been sliding well
all week. She is a quality athlete.
The Olympic champion, Lizzy Yarnold,
A couple of mistakes
between four and five. She is
settling into the sled. She's an
Olympic champion and a quality
athlete but she has got the pressure
on these games of wanting to keep
hold of her title. One of the better
runs in. Is it enough? Is she going
to lose speed by having to do too
much work? This could be the run
that puts her at the top of the pile
going into the second one.
going to be close, needs to be clean
out of 15, close to the right-hand
wall, the final turn to home and she
goes first! Quicker than Jacqueline
Having a little chat,
whether there is an issue with her,
I'm not quite sure. She did not look
Lizzy Yarnold leading
after the first run. Run two is not
Let's open Laura has gone
away, all she needed to do was get
her steering better in corner nine
and have a clean straight.
Deas is underway.
She needs a big
run, she needs to settle into her
run and do what you did before it
but make the small adjustment in the
corner down towards the Dragon's
tale, the top part of the track was
really good but she started to lose
a bit of speed as she came into
corner eight, maybe doing a bit too
much on the sled to achieve the
line. Now she's relaxed, can she
find the speed here?
This is the big
Good girl, she's done it,
nailed it, come on, keep it
together, she's got to stay relaxed
and keep position in the uphill
section and I think she will hold
onto the lead.
She's got to go,
really, I think under 52 seconds at
the finish. 16, again a wobble. She
has not quite got under 52 seconds
but how that will affect her final
standings after run two, we will
have to wait and see.
Lizzy Yarnold, then, off and on her
She is so good at performing
under pressure. She loves the
pressure, Sheila was the thrill, and
she always competes really well in
four run races, like World
Championships and Olympic Games,
there's always four runs over two
days... She just made the same
mistake some other sliders have made
in the top part of the track so she
needs to keep it together and keep
calm, still a lot of time in the
If you make mistakes, recover
well. She needs to do that.
Definitely and she's just about got
away with it, coming through a bit
sideways, I think that might cost
her some speed so is it enough for
her to stay in front of Jenin
because this will be close? I think
she might drop behind the Austrian
as we go into the second day.
will be very close between
Jacqueline Lolling, Janine Flock and
Lizzy Yarnold who finishes now,
dropped back to third place, a tenth
of a second off the leader. Lizzy
Yarnold and Laura Deas for Great
Britain, third and fourth and still
very much in this Olympic event.
was a much faster track than it had
been in training.
I have got a bit of a sore throat
and sign has been going on.
the issue at the end of the first
I'm struggling to breathe
enough. It is a brilliant track and
has been a great first night of
racing. This is the bit I love,
going home and everybody getting
nervous and I get a great night's
sleep and then fighting again
They are both in a good
position at the moment, very close
to the top and really tight so it's
going to be a great couple of runs
tomorrow. Yeah, I will be shutting
It's really nice to
be sitting in fourth, only seven
hundredths out of the medals.
much of an inspiration was done
It was a emotional watching
it go from heartbreak to elation in
the space of a few minutes! What an
inspiration. He has worked so hard
for so many years and I'm so pleased
for him that it came out in the end.
You could tell how much Laura Deas
is enjoying the experience, moving
up from six to fourth after two
runs, Lizzy Yarnold fastest on the
first run, not quite so smooth on
the second and she is in third but
only a tenth of a second behind the
leader. Alex, everything to play
This race is turning out
as we thought, the same as the men,
chopping and changing, they are
faster, not as fast, coming first or
ninth, getting the top speed and
then a slower start. Amongst the
girls, Lizzy Yarnold set a track
record but she did not have a top
speed, Jacqueline Lolling had the
top speed but she did not have the
fastest art, Chanel had the fastest
art and then Laura in the second run
was two hundredths of the fastest
downtime so they are all in the mix.
You don't know what will happen.
was worried about Lizzy Yarnold at
the end of the first run and you
could see her saying she felt dizzy
and the performance analyst had to
help her up and off the track and
she said afterwards she was
struggling to breathe. She is not
100% right, whatever she says.
and hopefully it is nothing to worry
about but she did not look 100%. She
said that there's a lot of dust and
it is very cold and we know that she
has suffered in the past from this
problem with her balance and her
ears. She did a second run, not as
good as the first but she still
ended up right in the mix. Tomorrow
is another day.
The second run was
not just a case of one mistake, it
was all a bit...
From top to bottom,
if we are perfectly honest, it was
not great. She did not look
comfortable. She was skittish,
trying to work against the sled a
bit and maybe she needs to get down
the run, get it out of the way and
focus on tomorrow.
were you with Laura Deas,
particularly the second run?
amazing, almost the perfect run,
literally, very little you can
criticise about it and having had
not such a great first run, I think
the mental ability to come back and
really fight hard for the second one
shows that she is not going to let
anyone walk over her and I think
she's definitely one to watch
Third and fourth runs to
come tomorrow morning. We will be
live with both of them... We are on
BBC Two now but we will be on BBC
Here's Paddy with the best
of the rest from Pyeongchang.
Another day, another that speed
skating gold medal, this time Esmee
Visser in the women's 5000 metres.
She was not even expected to make
the squad which tells you something
about the Netherlands' depth in this
sport, they have no won six out of
seven speed skating gold medals at
this games and a Dutchman turned
Canadian won the other one. Now to
the top seed world of the women's
freestyle aerials, only two the six
finalists landed clean jumps and one
of those was the winner, Hanna
Huskova, who picked up Belarussian's
first gold of the limpets. The
catchily titled Olympic Athletes
from Russia were fancied to win
men's ice hockey gold but lost their
first match to Slovakia. They took
their frustration out on poor old
Slovenia, finishing 8-2, and the
Americans next. It's been an
eventful few days for the Jamaican
bobsleigh team. First their coach
walked out and threatened to charge
them to use the sled, which she said
she was responsible for. Now be a
producer is providing an alternative
sled. Maybe they
sled. Maybe they will make a movie
about it one day! Ski jumping was in
the original Winter Olympics and
Robert Johansson has the moustache
of a man who might have been there
in 1924. Nothing old-fashioned in
his technique today, though, this
magnificent man turned flying
machine leads the way for Norway in
the qualifying for the large hill.
The first day Germany have not won a
gold medal but they are still at the
top of the table. We are in 21st
spot, Great Britain with our bronze.
Let's go off piste...
A bit of a theme to the various
messages we have had today, kids
being creative, curling Lego
although I'm nodule De Smidt for the
stones. A jelly bowl on the head and
a colander, good use of kitchen
Nice body position!
there is the two man Bob. Look at
this, curling in the kitchen and
look at our detailed this is. They
have built a house.
Let's go for red-hot, ice-cold.
First up in slalom, you have been
telling us about out of all the
She's not fighting it. She's
Still going, picking up
speed, still going. All of the fuss
over the VA are in football, all you
need is to be a dextrous referee.
Look at this in ice hockey, getting
in there, no goal-line technology
needed, I can see it is not a goal.
Next it is women's freestyle skiing
aerials. As Tom Petty once said, I'm
free, free falling, it has got to
hurt but what a recovery. She tried
to style it out but her is will be
burning because look at her coach!
Say what you really think!
proof that hot countries can compete
at the Winter Olympics, this is
Nigeria in the women's skeleton.
Next it is the housewives favourite,
double's topless flag beret who put
clothes on today, finishing last but
proudly carrying the Mexican flag,
live long, the Olympic spirit!
live long, the Olympic spirit!
Tomorrow's schedule is super
exciting. What would your words B-2
Elise Christie going in the 1500
Don't overthink it, do your
thing, trust your instincts.
hopefully going to have
quarterfinals, semifinals and final
tomorrow morning and the final two
runs for Laura Deas and Lizzy
Possibly the most exciting
skeleton race we have ever seen,
If that isn't
inspiration to tune in, I don't know
what is, and if you get up early,
Izzy Atkin, you will see Katie
Summerhayes as well, both of them
with World Championship medals,
going in the sling slopestyle and I
would like to mention another
programme if you want to change
weight from live sport, there is a
Winter Olympics special Pointers at
6:25pm on BBC One tomorrow. I was
competing with Jenny Jones and Amy
Williams was there as well, Robin
Cousins, Wilf O'Reilly, Jayne
Torvill, it was a heck of a line-up
so watch it! Team GB's first medal
of the games is in the bag. After
the provider. See you tomorrow. Bush
Parsons the provider.
Christie is out of it once again!
Clare Balding presents highlights from the day's action at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where Britain's Andrew Musgrave is looking to make history in the 15km cross-country. Gold medals are also decided in the women's aerials and the men's skeleton, in which hosts South Korea are hoping for gold for their man Yun Sungbin. Meanwhile, Lizzy Yarnold begins her campaign to retain her Olympic skeleton title.