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BBC One Day 10: Men's Bobsleigh runs 3 and 4, and GB in Women's Curling

09:15-13:00: Live coverage, including the final two runs of the two-man bobsleigh and the men's 500m speedskating final. Britain's women curlers take on Switzerland.


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# It's oh so quiet...

# It's oh so still...

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# It's oh so still... Flick you're

all alone...

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# And so peaceful until

# You fall in love

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# This guy up above

# Is caving in.

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#

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Doesn't that just set the mood? We

will be rocking and rolling between

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Carling and two man bobsleigh,

joining the Nicola Minichiello and

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Rhona Martin, while you are away,

you watched Lizzy Yarnold, what did

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you make of that?

Fantastic, her

mental attitude, she was not in

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first place going into that run but

knew she could do it, did not matter

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what anyone else could do. She

focused on what she could do and did

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it.

And the great to live under

pressure.

Yeah.

With the gold medal

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from Lizzy Yarnold and three bronze

medals across the board Great

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Britain are already level with the

total medals achieved in Sochi,

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could there be more to come? It

might come from curling or

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bobsleigh, here is what is coming up

between now and 1pm.

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between now and 1pm. As mentioned,

controversy at the curling, we will

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catch up with the latest ahead of

the British women in their must win

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match against Switzerland, and CD

conclusion of the two man bobsled,

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Great Britain currently seventh.

Rowan Cheshire has been through the

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mill since Sochi four years ago and

has qualified for the final and

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Aimee Fuller trying to book her

place in the final of the women's

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snowboard big air. And we will look

at a dramatic short programme in ice

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dancing, Nick Buckland and Penny

Coomes in action for Great Britain,

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Jayne Torvill will join us for that.

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Jayne Torvill will join us at 1030.

It's all happening in ice dancing.

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Live and an corrupted coverage of

the women's curling will start just

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after 11 on the red button, we will

dip in and out of it but we want to

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show you the third run of the two

man bobsled to see if GB can improve

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on seventh place. The first curling

medal of the games was awarded to

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the Olympic athletes of Russia but

Alexander Krushelnitskiy has tested

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positive for meldonium and returned

home. He and his wife Anastasia

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Bryzgalova took the bronze medal in

the mixed doubles. Meldonium is what

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Maria Sharapova tested positive for,

it increases blood flow and improves

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exercise capacity. The B sample will

be coming today. It's pretty rare in

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curling to even think of taking

performance enhancing drugs.

Yeah, I

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do not know what you would take to

become a better curler. Maybe he was

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trying to slow down his heart rate?

It's a new discipline, they are

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sweeping more, Sobhi heartrate is a

lot more high. Who knows?

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lot more high. Who knows? The world

curling Federation coming into these

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games with all the issues with

Russia and anti-doping, they put a

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lot of money into doing extra doping

tests on all Russian curlers to make

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sure they were clean and did a lot

of tests over the last week while.

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Every test was clean.

He was tested

on January, middle of January, and

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was clean. But something has come up

in this sample, the B sample will

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confirm it or not. Russia as a

country have been banned but the OAR

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is made up of athletes from Russia

who have been consistently tested

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and come up clean so they have meant

to be the clean ones. Hugely

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embarrassing for Russia if this is

confirmed because I think they were

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hoping to march together under the

Russian flag at the closing

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ceremony.

Was the controversy about

meldonium not that it was able to be

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used as a masking agent for

something else?

You must have been

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tested a lot in bobsled?

Yes, it's a

power sport, if you can gain more

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power, it is massive. The number of

tests this year, so many. Hopefully

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the sport is getting cleaner.

Where

are you tested?

Yeah, fairly often.

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Even though you know you are 100%

clean and have not taken anything

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you are always nervous. You just

don't know. Did somebody mix up the

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sample?

Look at Alan Baxter, the

wrong kind of nasal inhaler and he

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is coming up positive something he

did not know what was there.

You are

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not taking performance enhancing

drugs, you're just trying to feel

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better, it was a tragedy.

That was

when he won your gold medal.

Yeah. I

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think this controversially with

Russia will be an issue. Russia as a

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country, they allow the clean

athletes to compete but this is a

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major setback for them if it proves

to be a positive test.

It will cast

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doubt on every person competing

under the OAR, as if there is not

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already enough, now it will blow

peoples minds. It is embarrassing

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for the IOC because they have

trusted them and let them compete,

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it is embarrassing for curling and

the Winter Olympics. Today the

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second test, the results of the

second test will come back. So to

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the actual ice, just over the

halfway stage here, it is very

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tense, top four from the round-robin

matches will qualify for the

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semifinals, the winners of that go

for the gold medal, the losers play

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for the bronze medal. Here is what

has happened so far. No medals in

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Pyeongchang will take longer to win

than those in curling. So far we

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have had five days with 56 matches

which have seen 731 points scored.

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And we are only halfway through the

group stage! Those stones move

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slowly. New brooms representing

Britain in the men's competition and

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Kyle Smith 's young crew got an

early doors of pressure, a

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tie-breaking end against

Switzerland. Examination passed. No

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greater test than the next, Canada,

curling 's superpower. Too much too

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soon for Team GB perhaps? Japan

pushed them to the end of the final

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end, right on cue some perfect

curling. Then the storm turned

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again, Britain swept aside by the

supreme Swedes. Worse still the

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calamity against Korea. Britain

shuffled in to a corner.

Look what

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this means to the crowd.

Crucial

that they beat Italy and an out of

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short skipper make this shot. What

might that be worth? Strange going

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on on the women's ice, Canada,

curling is a sure thing losing three

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from three. Animation reels. They

are recovering now, ominously for

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Team GB, most of the bronze winning

band in Sochi back to work on new

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material. They took OAR 14. But then

they tried to crack America. Despite

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best efforts it was difficult second

album territory. That loaded

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pressure on the next match against

China who took it into an extra

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tense extra end.

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tense extra end. Beat Denmark next

and looked well set but then they

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slept, against Korea they came up

curiously short.

That's a big

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disappointment.

It made a tough

match against Sweden and even more

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tough, they took two in the last saw

into the decider, GB's final shot

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all important but the storm stopped

by a red light. She had not released

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before the hog line, a curling no

ball.

I have never seen that before.

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The headlines will be about the hog

line but they cannot afford to dwell

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on it, things change faster than you

think in curling.

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We had drama here were some spilled

coffee.

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We had drama here were some spilled

coffee. These are the standings

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before today's matches. Sweden going

really well, unbeaten in five. South

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Korea only losing once. China Great

Britain and Canada who are having a

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surprising shocker of lost three.

It's very tight in the middle. Let's

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look at the men and remember, Kyle

Smith and his team at the first

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Olympic Games and they are forth.

Sweden again unbeaten, they are

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dominant between the men and women

at the moment. The Canadian men have

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lost twice. Great Britain Japan and

Norway losing three so it's really

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tight. Other results will come into

play.

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tight. Other results will come into

play. What happened?

Nothing to do

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with the!

Yeah, don't worry.

Hog

line headlines.

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line headlines. Rhona has brought

this with her, it is the rules of

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curling and we need to discuss what

is happening with the hog line and

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try to ignore the mess on the floor.

You really did spill a lot. It's OK.

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Keep it on a tight shot! Let's talk

about Eve

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Keep it on a tight shot! Let's talk

about Eve, this was a really

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important stone against Sweden, her

final stone. The red light comes on,

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the technology in the Stone

signifying she's gone over the hog

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line but she is saying it's wrong,

what do you think?

You can see here

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is she clearly releases the stone

before the hog line that as her

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fingers touched the back of the

handle its triggered the red light

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because,

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handle its triggered the red light

because, you are allowed to double

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touch the handle. She releases it

there and as you can see, just her

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finger touched as the storm went

over the line.

No one, the sweepers,

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the skip, no one is allowed to touch

it once it's gone over the hog line?

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No. As soon as it over you cannot

touch it.

The beginning of the

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storm, not the whole story?

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touch it.

The beginning of the

storm, not the whole story?

There is

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a centre in the stone and a centre

any hog line, and they are both the

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same, when a player goes to clean

the stone at the start as long as it

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turns 75 degrees that activates the

sensor in the stone so the green

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lights flash. If those green lights

don't flash and the red than a

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player knows the stone is faulty.

And batteries don't run down?

They

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can do, but it flashed green before

she played it or else she would have

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stopped and they tested it

afterwards saw the sensor in the

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stone and the hog line was fine,

it's just one of these unfortunate

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things. You are allowed to double

touch the handle but not after the

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hog line. It's really unfortunate,

it's one of these things that Eve

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will never do again.

She said she

had never done it before. In all my

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years I have never seen a faulty

sensor, any lights coming

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years I have never seen a faulty

sensor, any lights coming on have

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been a hog line violation. I've not

seen issues in all my years of

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curling. This is what she put on

social media. It's a great shame.

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But they have to regroup. They have

to move

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But they have to regroup. They have

to move on. They still have a chance

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of making it through. How do crucial

is this morning and what would you

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regard as ideal preparation and an

ideal start to this game against

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Switzerland?

The last game against

Sweden it was an unfortunate ending

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but Sweden had the last stones or

Britain could have lost it anyway

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and Sweden are top of the board.

This game against Switzerland,

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Switzerland are struggling in this

championship. The British girls just

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need to do exactly what they have

been doing in every other game, go

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and play well, they have been

playing consistently well. They just

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need to go and prove they are the

better team.

Sometimes when things

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go against you and you feel a bit, I

think Chloe Kim described herself as

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hungry and angry but when you feel

like the world is against you it can

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fire you up?

That is the biggest

thing, adrenaline can help elevate

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us and help us be more focused and

sharp, lift cars of babies and those

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kind of things. When you have that

adversity you will get adrenaline on

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and that can help us go to the next

level. You see it time and again.

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This could be the making of it.

What

do you think? Look at your face!

I

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thoroughly believe they will beat

Switzerland. They still have Japan

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and Canada quite far of the

leaderboard as well. It's all still

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to play for. It is in Britain's

hands, they know what they need to

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do, they do not need to rely on

anyone, they just need to win.

That

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game will start on the red button

and we will be joining it on BBC

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One. You will give us a chance to

mop this up because the Great

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Britain men have been in action

against Denmark, this is what I woke

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up to this morning, watching this

game, really good finish, we will

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join it in the tenth end, commentary

coming from Logan Gray and Steve

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Cram.

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COMMENTATOR: They have swept it for

the nose. The boys know that there

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could be a double after this one,

but it is an extremely difficult

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shot.

Kyle Smith has two stones

left, Rasmus Stjerne just the one.

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He knows this one, can push it out,

and sitting on top where that yellow

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currently is, there is a big gap

across to the other side of the

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house between those two British

stones. He will undoubtedly try to

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take both of them, 97% accuracy for

Kyle Smith.

If they are feeling

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particularly brave, they could try

to roll away from the red stone, but

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they must keep this in the house.

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Just got a little inch roll the

other way. And how does he luck,

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Rasmus? Surely he has just got to

hit and hope for a mistake here?

The

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other option is they could draw

around that one played by Kyle.

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Rasmus having a good look at whether

it is even possible. He could give

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it a fair lash, Rasmus.

They would

lie second shot, assuming he gets it

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in the right place, doesn't go too

long. He is looking at whether we

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can raise that red back into it. If

he hides it, it is not so easy for

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Kyle Smith to take it out himself.

But he only needs to nick it and

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take it out, because we have two

stones in. He has got to do two

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things, hide behind that red ...

What is he doing? He is going for

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the takeout. Scrap all that I was

saying!

This is going to be flying

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down the ice.

If he doesn't get this

right, it will be a chance the Great

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Britain to get the two. It would be

an incredible shot if he makes it,

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it is going to slide by. It was a

great try, Rasmus Stjerne came

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within a couple of inches of making

that. That was an incredible try.

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What an attempt from the Danish

skip.

Unbelievable effort, and they

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over swept it in the end. Maybe just

one more millimetre, and maybe it

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could have pushed it out of the side

door. I don't know if we will get

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another chance to see that, the

speed he hits it, it almost rebound

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is up over. On the turn it has,

enough of a turn to go past the red

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stone in such a way that Great

Britain now just need to draw into

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the house to win this match against

Denmark. This will be a huge win for

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Kyle Smith and his team. A

straightforward shot. His nerves

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will be jangling no doubt, but he

has played really well in these last

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three or four ends to manufacture

this opportunity, and if they win

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this, which looks as though they are

going to do, they will be sitting in

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a very good position in terms of

qualification, so Kyle Smith

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watching this stone into the house.

It is going to be there. Fist pumps

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all around for the guys, and the

handshakes to the Danish team. It

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has been a great match, both teams

have played really well, but Great

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Britain are getting better and

better as this competition goes on.

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They get this one across the line,

so important that they made it, they

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beat Denmark 7-6, that is now four

wins for Great Britain and three

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losses, and that is a very good

position in terms of qualification.

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What a match that was.

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Well done both of you. The reaction

at the end probably sums up how you

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feel.

It was a little bubble, but we

put in a lot of good curling, we

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were two down on the fifth end

break, so we did a lot to get back

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into the game, and I'm pleased with

how we finished that.

You have had a

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lot of close matches now, but it

must be a good feeling to be getting

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them over the line.

Yes, it is

something we practice a lot, and I'm

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happy that the whole hard work is

starting to pay off. We have done

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the scenarios hundreds of times on

ice, so we are glad we have taken it

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in and can do it on ice.

We were

listening to Victor at the halfway

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point saying, come on, guys, get

your heads up. Was that a feeling

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that you were maybe a little flat at

that point.

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that point.

He made a couple of good

shots under pressure early against

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two or three, and we just didn't

convert our twos, so definitely a

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feeling of frustration, but we did

quite well and came back in the

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second half of the game with a

really strong performance to seal

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the win.

So you have to matches to

go, in a good position.

Yes, we are.

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Can you try and make sure they are

not as close, please?

We will try!

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We enjoyed.

Thank you, guys, well

done.

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CLARE BALDING: They have got the bit

between their teeth now, and Great

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Britain moving up into joint third

place. Canada lost today against the

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USA, so that is helping them as

well. Let's have a look at the

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remaining fixtures, because Rhona

have a lot of questions for you.

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What happens if there is a joint

third situation or joint fourth

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situation?

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Great Britain have no way still to

come, the women have Japan and then

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Canada. If it is two of them in

third, do they go to a points

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difference to decide who plays?

They

will do it on ranking, which if they

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are third equal, they have won the

same number of games, so it will be

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the drawer shot challenge that they

all do that every game, so it goes

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to that.

And what is that?

They all

throw a draw to the house, and it is

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measured, and the person with the

advantage gets that end of the game,

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so they are all added up, and the

person with the best draw shot

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challenge would be ranked above, so

the country with a better draw shot

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will be ranked above the one below.

There could be three teams equal.

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Yes.

So the one in the draw shot

challenge gets the by.

And they do

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that at the start of every game?

Every game. A who gets the hammer

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for each game, because it is very

important to have a hammer, so that

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draw shot challenge is now a skill

in itself.

We need to see that! We

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need to be joining the curling

earlier to see the draw shot

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challenge. And tell me something has

been happening with the Stones.

For

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a couple of days, the players were

not complaining but just stating

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that the Stones weren't curling as

much, so the ice men and technicians

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have been playing about with

sandpaper and grinding them a bit,

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to give more curl, and you can see

in the men's game today, that caught

0:24:240:24:32

them out a little bit.

So they were

running to smooth?

The curlers want

0:24:320:24:39

a good curl, they want lots of

stones in play, and various

0:24:390:24:43

controversy as well, should they

mess about with stones halfway

0:24:430:24:45

through a competition? Because all

the teams have had practice on every

0:24:450:24:50

sheet with every stone, so now if

they change the stones halfway

0:24:500:24:53

through, but they were saying it is

better to have swinging stones so

0:24:530:25:01

all the players do want that adage

is the same for everybody, so there

0:25:010:25:05

has been a wee bit of sanding going

on on the stones.

It is all

0:25:050:25:07

happening! And to take your own

stones would be too much in baggage?

0:25:070:25:14

Excess baggage would be a bit

expensive!

Do all the stones until

0:25:140:25:19

they are played about with, do they

run the same? Or they also to

0:25:190:25:24

different?

There will be very slight

differences in each stone, severing

0:25:240:25:28

at the fifth player gets to

practice, and they will test the

0:25:280:25:32

stones, so they will match them so

that each player will try to have...

0:25:320:25:39

They might give the skipper number

one and number eight because they

0:25:390:25:43

might match as a pair, but there

isn't a lot of difference.

Given

0:25:430:25:45

that we are going to get heavily

into curling over the next few days,

0:25:450:25:49

if we are not already, I think we

had better have an Ask Rhona, don't

0:25:490:25:57

you? And here is a curling stone. Be

careful on the table, they are

0:25:570:26:03

really heavy.

How much does that we?

44lb.

It is really heavy!

We have

0:26:030:26:19

put some safety things under the

bottom, but you can see there, can I

0:26:190:26:24

just feel that? That is what they

are sanding?

This bit here is the

0:26:240:26:31

bit that is running on the ice. So

that's what will be ground.

OK, so

0:26:310:26:40

they are just sanding this area

here?

Yes. And that makes them curl

0:26:400:26:45

more.

To be clear, the white spots

are obviously not on it.

That is

0:26:450:26:52

just the studio purposes so we can't

throw them up and down the studio.

0:26:520:26:55

Indeed, because Chemmy has gone back

to South Korea, but she would have

0:26:550:27:02

tried that! Look at you, butter

wouldn't melt! Let's bring in

0:27:020:27:08

Nicky's expertise, you can ask

questions about bobsleigh. Brad Hall

0:27:080:27:13

is piloting the men's GB two-man bob

alongside Joel. Let's catch up on

0:27:130:27:22

how they got on and who the leading

contenders are.

0:27:220:27:33

We are under way, the men's two-man

bob. Brad Hall and Joel Fearon, a

0:27:370:27:42

lovely clean run one would be

terrific.

This is a good run from

0:27:420:27:48

Brad. That won't cost them too much

time. This is a really good run from

0:27:480:27:57

Brad Hall. What a lovely start, and

Great Britain are off and running

0:27:570:28:03

with a very decent time, 49.30

seven.

0:28:030:28:09

Brad Hall going for Great Britain.

0:28:120:28:18

This is what he did on the first

run, but hopefully he can start

0:28:180:28:24

pulling back towards the Austrians,

and we can see the British leg stay

0:28:240:28:27

where it is, and get the number one

spot as it comes up the hill.

Let's

0:28:270:28:31

see if that turns green as they go

home. It does, just! They are

0:28:310:28:37

definitely going to end the first

day not worse than seventh place.

0:28:370:28:46

Janice

0:28:460:28:53

-- Johannes Lochner, this is the run

he needs to put the pressure on the

0:28:530:28:58

medals.

Is he going to extend away

from Brad Hall now? He goes straight

0:28:580:29:09

to the lead. And obviously they

start this run to, let's see if they

0:29:090:29:19

can improve.

He is really putting in

a run, he is not worrying about his

0:29:190:29:27

team-mate. And he has crashed on the

corner, but that won't affect his

0:29:270:29:32

time. You can see he's got his head

down because he is trying to get the

0:29:320:29:38

best aerodynamic profile as

possible.

0:29:380:29:45

possible.

And Justin Kripps can

afford to go a tenth slower than his

0:29:450:29:50

first run and still hold the lead.

This will be right down to the wire

0:29:500:29:55

as they come in. Just losing speed.

Are we going to have a slight change

0:29:550:30:02

to the order here? Walter stays in

front by a tenth, and Justin Kripps

0:30:020:30:10

lost a little there. The distance

between himself and the others in

0:30:100:30:16

the race for gold. He might even

drop behind to third or fourth place

0:30:160:30:22

here. This could be a big mistake.

So we see Walther make a mistake,

0:30:220:30:32

the Latvian has made a mistake, and

is only fourth.

0:30:320:30:38

How were the lines?

Two nice, solid,

good heats, and into tomorrow.

I am

0:30:380:30:46

so proud of Brad, he has overcome a

lot of things in a short time, and

0:30:460:30:50

he is here and competitive. I wanted

him to smile, and so far he is still

0:30:500:30:54

smiling! So I am over the moon for

him.

0:30:540:30:57

I love that interview because it

shows the brake does so much more.

0:31:020:31:10

He is there as support. What do you

make of the leaderboard and how much

0:31:100:31:18

it changed and how it may again?

Everything is changing around the

0:31:180:31:26

second curve, the velocity is

knocking people by up to ten

0:31:260:31:29

commenters per hour if you get the

right line. These are not the

0:31:290:31:33

medallists so far. Nico

0:31:330:31:36

right line. These are not the

medallists so far. Nico Walther has

0:31:360:31:37

been great throughout the season.

What for?

I think it was his weight,

0:31:370:31:44

and another was runners.

A week

violation? Because there are limits?

0:31:440:31:50

Yes, because I think he may be had a

bit too much dinner. Justin Kripps

0:31:500:31:57

was always going to be a challenge.

The Germans are strong, they have

0:31:570:32:06

worked through their equipment. But

this track is throwing out the form

0:32:060:32:10

book. Brad in seventh is a fantastic

day, so consistent, nailing the

0:32:100:32:16

second curve which is the key

0:32:160:32:18

day, so consistent, nailing the

second curve which is the key to the

0:32:180:32:19

track.

A fast start is not always

essential because you might come

0:32:190:32:23

into curve two too fast?

It's about

how much velocity you can take to

0:32:230:32:30

the top corners. Curve two is very

open in the beginning. It's almost

0:32:300:32:36

like two corners in one which is

designed to throw you into the wall

0:32:360:32:39

and knock off your speed before a

flat section. So the more experience

0:32:390:32:44

you have on the track the better you

will be an Britain missed the final

0:32:440:32:50

training. But every run Brad is

getting more and more solid and

0:32:500:32:54

consistent. When a pilot makes the

run look good it looks easy and

0:32:540:32:59

effortless. Here the slide is

flowing and he is building more and

0:32:590:33:03

more speed. They did not start

fastest but every single split they

0:33:030:33:09

got faster and faster.

What do you

make of it Rhona?

It is incredible.

0:33:090:33:17

When Britain have lost so many

training runs that must have a huge

0:33:170:33:20

impact on the ability to read the

track?

Absolutely but Brad is a

0:33:200:33:26

talented pilot with fantastic

feeling, he has been driving better

0:33:260:33:30

in four man but he is dialling it

in. They say it takes about eight

0:33:300:33:35

years to be a world-class pilot and

he has only been driving I think it

0:33:350:33:40

is four years maximum. He's just

starting to come into his own. This

0:33:400:33:45

Olympics was always an opportunity

with him going as favourite in

0:33:450:33:52

Beijing, the next one.

0:33:520:33:53

with him going as favourite in

Beijing, the next one. But he could

0:33:530:33:54

set some records here.

And they have

got much better equipment in the

0:33:540:33:59

four man, I don't know why. John

Jackson a world-class pilot himself

0:33:590:34:05

and bronze medallist in waiting from

Sochi, still nice and cold?

It

0:34:050:34:12

actually feeling quite tropical

today, it's short of three degrees

0:34:120:34:15

so it is warmer than the low teens

we've been used to.

What did you

0:34:150:34:20

make of the first couple of runs and

what would you want to see from

0:34:200:34:23

Great Britain today?

More of the

same. They are in a real battle, the

0:34:230:34:30

sled behind them are only a

hundreds, the Koreans are on the

0:34:300:34:36

100th, any little twitch and they

could move forward or back. I want

0:34:360:34:42

to see Brad go out and enjoy it and

slide well and take the momentum

0:34:420:34:46

into the four man.

Something Joel

Fearon said, that he wanted to see a

0:34:460:34:51

smile back on the face of Brad Hall,

what was that about?

He had a big

0:34:510:34:58

crash last season and sliced the

back of his hand and it tore through

0:34:580:35:02

a lot of his attendance as he hit

his hand -- tore through a lot of

0:35:020:35:07

his tendons. He missed a lot of the

season, a lot of driving time and he

0:35:070:35:12

could not push for some time and put

pressure in the hand so it's good to

0:35:120:35:15

see him back and doing business.

The

four man is the target, right?

0:35:150:35:25

Definitely, the four man equipment

is world-class. I have been in the

0:35:250:35:30

sled that Brad will be in, the other

one is world-class, we know it

0:35:300:35:37

works. The British two man equipment

is not the best but Brad is making

0:35:370:35:43

it work and if they can do it in the

two man, hold on for the four man.

0:35:430:35:50

Is there a pecking order, which is

Crewe one and which is crew to?

0:35:500:35:58

Crewe one and which is crew to?

By

the time they get into the training

0:35:580:36:00

runs the coaches will have to make a

decision, who is better in training

0:36:000:36:05

regardless of ranked highest coming

into the competition, who is better

0:36:050:36:09

in training, who will get the result

at the end of the day, they should

0:36:090:36:13

be given the better equipment but

that is for the selectors to decide.

0:36:130:36:18

And the four man starts on Saturday,

one of the last medals to be

0:36:180:36:23

decided, we will catch up on Jamaica

so I will come back to you in a

0:36:230:36:27

moment. But the women only have the

two, there is a British team in it

0:36:270:36:33

but not funded by British bobsleigh,

am I right?

It all changed. Last

0:36:330:36:43

summer GB went through a torrid time

with funding, underspend and

0:36:450:36:49

overspend. I am sure a lot of it we

still don't even know but the long

0:36:490:36:53

and short of it is they were told

they would not be funded. They would

0:36:530:36:59

fund the men's programme because

they had the best chance of medals

0:36:590:37:02

but they would not fund a women's

programme. Four weeks out until the

0:37:020:37:07

season they had to try to raise all

the funds to go and try to qualify.

0:37:070:37:13

She had qualified technically but

had to compete throughout the season

0:37:130:37:16

and she did it. That is proud

funding. They did it, backed by the

0:37:160:37:21

people and she has had an amazing

season. Her results have been up

0:37:210:37:26

there, compatible if not sometimes

better than the men.

And we find out

0:37:260:37:31

how they are going in training but

let's meet them and find out more

0:37:310:37:35

about Misha McNeill and Mica Moore,

the team powered by the people.

0:37:350:37:40

All of the hard years you have

worked thinking this is an Olympic

0:37:450:37:48

year we want to go in the best shape

possible and then it gets stopped.

0:37:480:37:52

It was heartbreaking.

0:37:520:37:58

It was heartbreaking.

BBC Sport

understands that British bobsleigh

0:37:590:38:01

are set to withdraw funding from the

women's team just five months before

0:38:010:38:04

the Winter Olympics. Mica McNeill

says she is gutted and shocked to

0:38:040:38:12

see there is no money to fund the

team because of an overspend.

It was

0:38:120:38:18

my career very low, as low as you

can get. You are crushed and you

0:38:180:38:27

don't know if you can turn around

from it. Athletes don't just give

0:38:270:38:34

up, we have to be positive and put

our all into things. I thought that

0:38:340:38:39

has to be something we can do so we

had to try.

0:38:390:38:44

Obviously learning we were not going

to get funding for the winter was

0:38:490:38:55

very difficult but I think we

instantly came together with a plan

0:38:550:38:59

that we could move forward swiftly

with because the season was coming

0:38:590:39:03

around very quickly and I think we

did that very well.

0:39:030:39:08

I did not know what it was going to

work honestly. I thought we might

0:39:150:39:19

get a terrible response, we might

get criticism for setting it up but

0:39:190:39:23

set it up and it just kind of

started rolling. I think it was the

0:39:230:39:30

sixth day we hit 28 grams and I was

so emotional -- 20 8000. I was

0:39:300:39:36

shopping with my mum and I just

started crying because it was so

0:39:360:39:41

overwhelming.

0:39:410:39:46

overwhelming. It's such a small

sport, you don't think people are

0:39:480:39:52

watching or are looking out for your

results.

Learning that people were

0:39:520:39:57

willing to support us and help us on

our journey was amazing. We want to

0:39:570:40:02

say thank you for all your

contributions, we are so grateful.

0:40:020:40:07

We have had a good few days back on

the ice and are so excited for the

0:40:070:40:10

rest of our season.

Some people

would have put money in not known

0:40:100:40:17

how much it does mean to our team.

At any major championships anything

0:40:170:40:26

can happen and it to ever perform is

on the day I think the two of us,

0:40:260:40:31

what we have been working towards is

getting that consistency and making

0:40:310:40:35

sure we can perform on the day.

The

Olympics are every athletes dream.

0:40:350:40:41

That's the highest level you can

compete at and it would just mean,

0:40:410:40:48

to get there, it's so special and to

be competing for a medal is

0:40:480:40:52

absolutely incredible.

0:40:520:40:57

They have been through so much just

to get there. Who paid for the

0:40:570:41:02

bobsled? Who owns it?

Mica owns it

herself. She has kept focused and

0:41:020:41:14

improved, a lot of athletes would

have given up a long time ago and a

0:41:140:41:17

massive credit to her and the team

around her around her and her family

0:41:170:41:20

and everything that she is still

there and still performing.

What

0:41:200:41:25

happens with the support team out

there, the representatives of

0:41:250:41:29

British bobsleigh at the Olympics?

It is the same staff, the staff

0:41:290:41:35

technically employed by the

programme are still looking after

0:41:350:41:38

them, they still get support when

they are out there, it was the

0:41:380:41:42

funding to travel, to fly the slide

to America will be £7,000, it is

0:41:420:41:48

expensive. It's all of those costs

which were not going to be funded.

0:41:480:41:53

This is going to be a story one way

or the other but it could end up as

0:41:530:41:58

one of the great successes because

if we go back, can you tell us the

0:41:580:42:03

latest from training, how are they

getting on?

They were, I think, two

0:42:030:42:12

top five finishes yesterday, second

and third today. It shows that, Mica

0:42:120:42:18

or misled the track at the start of

the Olympics so she's not had many

0:42:180:42:24

runs but she has gelled with the

track. I think they are working

0:42:240:42:29

quite hard at the top and some of

the stronger nations, the Americans,

0:42:290:42:34

Canadians and Germans are holding

back a little bit. But for the

0:42:340:42:38

British team it shows if they get a

decent start and improve the start

0:42:380:42:41

in the years to come they can mix it

with the best in the world because

0:42:410:42:45

she's beating some of the best

pilots.

So they can prove they are

0:42:450:42:50

not worth only their spot at this

Olympics but future investment, this

0:42:500:42:55

is huge for them?

Yes and what a

story it would be if they got the

0:42:550:43:02

top five result that British

bobsleigh need to keep their UK

0:43:020:43:06

Sport funding, had a meeting that

be? I funded myself to my first

0:43:060:43:11

Olympics and its miserable, going

through the heartache and trying to

0:43:110:43:14

sponsorship. For Mica and Mica to

potentially be looking at a top six,

0:43:140:43:21

top five, top eight result is

fantastic.

We look forward to seeing

0:43:210:43:28

them, 1150 tomorrow the first run on

this programme. Give us the story of

0:43:280:43:33

the Jamaican women?

They had a bit

of a falling out between the staff,

0:43:330:43:42

including the coach and backroom

staff which ended up in the court

0:43:420:43:45

should feeling she could no longer

work and the environment and

0:43:450:43:49

resigning horror edition.

0:43:490:43:55

resigning horror edition. --

resigning her position. A beer

0:43:550:43:57

company bought the sled, they have

been sliding, I saw them on the

0:43:570:44:04

first day and one of the things I

heard was Jasmine saying she really

0:44:040:44:08

needed to focus on the track. I

don't think we have got a coach

0:44:080:44:12

unless they have started working

with one of the other nations to try

0:44:120:44:15

and get some assistance.

There will

be a lot of interest in them, 30

0:44:150:44:21

years after the Jamaican men first

competed and the film Cool Runnings,

0:44:210:44:28

I sense another movie plot going on

here.

It certainly looks that way.

0:44:280:44:35

The Jamaican team, the pilot sled

for the US prior so it's not like

0:44:350:44:41

she's brand-new to the circuit

itself but there is a lot of drama

0:44:410:44:46

around the team at the moment and

the Jamaican always attract a lot of

0:44:460:44:51

attention regardless of its being

men or women. Hopefully things can

0:44:510:44:56

settle down and they can get a good

performance which is what they

0:44:560:44:58

deserve.

Thank you for your time.

Back for the third and fourth runs

0:44:580:45:04

of the men's two man Bob coming up.

1115.

0:45:040:45:14

Now, the importance of bobsleigh for

the fact that Nigeria can compete.

0:45:150:45:19

They are the first African nation.

Jamaica could be represented. It is

0:45:190:45:23

a sport that is reaching out.

Let's

be real about it. There are three

0:45:230:45:29

elements, the equipment, the drive

and the start. Athletically, you

0:45:290:45:32

need to be fast. You need to be

powerful. And you don't need to be

0:45:320:45:37

living next door to a bobsleigh

track to develop those skills. Yes,

0:45:370:45:43

the driving, but the physical

elements of it, you just need to be

0:45:430:45:46

fast and powerful, and you want

going to get many faster people than

0:45:460:45:51

Jamaica, so it's not a huge

disadvantage as long as they got the

0:45:510:45:55

funding to be able to get there into

the winter. But if we look at the

0:45:550:46:00

wider story of it, agenda 2020 is

all about gender equality making it

0:46:000:46:07

easier to access the sports, winter

sport especially bobsleigh, it is

0:46:070:46:11

expensive. You are talking 150

million euros to build the bobsleigh

0:46:110:46:16

track in Sochi, and that is not

sustainable if the gender numbers

0:46:160:46:23

are not where they need to be.

Africa has been the missing

0:46:230:46:29

continent in bobsleigh, but now we

have four continental grip

0:46:290:46:32

presentations in bobsleigh for the

first time ever, so the significance

0:46:320:46:35

of it is massive, it is opening up

opportunities the people who perhaps

0:46:350:46:39

didn't think it was for them before,

countries who perhaps didn't have

0:46:390:46:43

access before, and this is just the

start, the more people who are able

0:46:430:46:48

to do that ground-breaking work, the

more people will come.

And talking

0:46:480:46:53

about tracks, this one was built in

Pyeongchang brand-new, and cost not

0:46:530:46:58

far off what it cost in Sochi,

because you can't scrimp and save on

0:46:580:47:03

a sliding track. How many are there

around the world?

Probably maybe

0:47:030:47:09

ten, 12 tracks around the world. Of

which, they are used regularly, but

0:47:090:47:15

we have seen in Italy, the Cortina

track was closed, the cheering track

0:47:150:47:21

where the 2006 Olympics was closed,

Vancouver had three years of almost

0:47:210:47:25

a blackout where they didn't get

used. The more tracks don't get

0:47:250:47:28

used, the more pressure comes from

the IOC to get rid of the sliding

0:47:280:47:32

sports out of the Olympics. It is by

far the most expensive sport, so we

0:47:320:47:35

need to make sure we have as many

people competing as possible and as

0:47:350:47:39

much gender equality as possible. I

think it was 79 to 21%, so that

0:47:390:47:45

brings in the dynamic of the four

person bobsleigh, and until it is

0:47:450:47:50

more closer to equal numbers, men

and women, there will be a

0:47:500:47:53

challenge.

Could you technically

have a mix. Technically it is the

0:47:530:48:00

four-man bob, but is it for people?

Could you have women?

There are

0:48:000:48:07

women who are taking part, Kayleigh

Humphreys, Alana Myers, it is

0:48:070:48:15

chicken and egg because you can't

put on a forewoman competition

0:48:150:48:18

because there aren't enough nations

competing, but you can't stop it, so

0:48:180:48:24

they decided that the four person

bobsleigh would be gender neutral,

0:48:240:48:28

Segan have mixed teams, a female

driver, it doesn't matter. That is

0:48:280:48:34

amazing, but it's also, it's kind of

a double edged sword, because if you

0:48:340:48:40

think of a relay, just literally the

physiological difference between men

0:48:400:48:46

and women, four men is always going

to be faster than four women, so it

0:48:460:48:52

is a challenge. Women are doing the

ground-breaking work, but finishing

0:48:520:48:55

last in the races, and it is

demoralising. So it is a real tricky

0:48:550:49:01

situation. I do develop into a bit

opportunity? -- how do you develop

0:49:010:49:08

it? The women just want to take

part.

And I think Rhona in curling

0:49:080:49:16

the mixed competition has brought

something fresh, hasn't it?

It has,

0:49:160:49:21

because that is always the question.

How often can men and women play

0:49:210:49:24

against each other? Can they ride

against each other? Yes, they can,

0:49:240:49:28

and there is no reason why in a

bobsleigh, obviously speed is

0:49:280:49:33

crucial, but would it help in a

bobsleigh if you had a lighter

0:49:330:49:36

female in that four and had a mix,

would that help with speed?

Not

0:49:360:49:41

really, because gravity also plays a

big part, so the heavier the crew,

0:49:410:49:46

even forgetting the start of the

driving, it will travel downhill and

0:49:460:49:49

pick up speed faster. But I think

the start of the Excel oration and

0:49:490:49:54

speed that they can get off, that

will also be down, so it is a

0:49:540:49:58

challenge, but until more people do

it, it's not going to...

How many

0:49:580:50:03

member associations are there in

bobsleigh just now?

Again, off the

0:50:030:50:07

top of my head, maybe 40, 50.

And

call all of them enter the Olympics?

0:50:070:50:14

Do they have a richer qualifying

standard?

There are two development

0:50:140:50:20

circuits, one in North America and

one in Europe, and then the World

0:50:200:50:22

Cup which is kind of like the

Premier League. So they qualify

0:50:220:50:24

through the development circuits,

and the top 20 in women and 30 in

0:50:240:50:31

men would qualify for the Olympics,

but they go through a series of

0:50:310:50:35

qualification criteria, so so many

get three macro, two and one,

0:50:350:50:41

continental representation and host

nation get theirs as well.

One area

0:50:410:50:47

the Olympics has been trying to

expand and develop is the freestyle

0:50:470:50:51

snowboarding and skiing event, and

the skiing halfpipe came in four

0:50:510:50:56

years ago in Sochi. During

qualification and training for that

0:50:560:51:00

qualification, Rowan Cheshire had a

heavy crash that left with

0:51:000:51:03

concussion, and that brought on all

sorts of problems like severe

0:51:030:51:07

anxiety, she went through a whole

period where she couldn't get out of

0:51:070:51:09

the house and she has done

incredibly well to get herself back

0:51:090:51:14

on skis, competitive enough to be at

her second Olympic Games. We will

0:51:140:51:17

have a look at her and all those

trying to qualify to reach the top

0:51:170:51:22

12. Murray and Tim pick up the

story.

0:51:220:51:31

To the top for Brita Sigourney. They

have super pipes throughout the

0:51:330:51:46

nation, which helps them qualify.

Very well there, 900, that is the

0:51:460:51:56

first one we have seen. Another

straight.

0:51:560:52:05

straight. Coming into her last hit,

and a big 720. That is why she is

0:52:050:52:11

the World Cup leader.

Number one on

the jersey, and what a run that was

0:52:110:52:17

from Brita Sigourney. There you go,

Cassie Sharpe now, expecting big

0:52:170:52:27

things from the Canadian here. 25

years of age. A singsong as she

0:52:270:52:37

rides into the halfpipe here.

Big

straight with the mute grab, nice

0:52:370:52:41

and solid. The first of the 900s,

hopefully. Big flare, landing right

0:52:410:52:49

on top of the wall.

She wants to

speed it up a little bit here.

0:52:490:52:58

Switch 360. Straight air. And a big

900.

Solid. So she had 900s on both

0:52:580:53:09

walls, spinning in both directions.

Good run from Cassie. Beating the

0:53:090:53:16

Canadian flag. Very clean, 93, there

you go. We have a new leader. Silver

0:53:160:53:32

medallist from Sochi, see this first

hit here.

Straight air, 540. Maybe

0:53:320:53:40

not going as high as she would have

hoped.

Marie Martinod then.

0:53:400:53:55

hoped.

Marie Martinod then.

Flare,

good run so far, 720 to finish.

0:53:550:53:58

Strong run. I don't think she will

trouble the likes of Cassie

0:53:580:54:05

Strong run. I don't think she will

trouble the likes of Cassie, but she

0:54:050:54:06

could potentially knock Brita

second.

Second, good score. So,

0:54:060:54:18

Rowan Cheshire. Her second Olympics,

nasty crash in training in Sochi and

0:54:180:54:23

she was unable to compete. Since

then she has battled through injury,

0:54:230:54:28

concussion. She is just coming off

the back of an ankle injury now and

0:54:280:54:32

is excited to get into this pipe.

She is back skiing well, which is

0:54:320:54:36

great to see. Big 540. Huge

alley-oop.

That is almost her

0:54:360:54:45

signature trick.

900, holding on.

Straight air there.

Come on, Rowan.

0:54:450:55:00

Switch 360. And a nice little

straight air to finish.

Good run.

0:55:000:55:06

Very good run. Amplitude was good

and consistent. Good grabs. Solid

0:55:060:55:14

run from Rowan. I would hope that

would be enough.

Ninth position,

0:55:140:55:22

there we go. Well done.

She almost

looks happy!

So, ninth position.

0:55:220:55:29

Cassie Sharpe from Canada in top

spot from Marie Martinod, Brita

0:55:290:55:36

Sigourney, Annalisa Drew and Maddie

Bowman. It is USA three, four, five.

0:55:360:55:48

Next up, she landed a good run on

the first one as well, hopefully she

0:55:480:55:54

can put it up a bit and make it into

the final. Come on, Molly

0:55:540:55:58

Summerhayes from Sheffield. Big

straight air, nice grab. Big

0:55:580:56:07

alley-oop, that was better. Left

540, nice and high. Write 540, that

0:56:070:56:15

was good. She got a grab on that

one, that looked like, switch three.

0:56:150:56:25

Coming into the seven, good seven.

Last hit. Switch straight air.

0:56:250:56:34

Last hit. Switch straight air.

Yes,

switch air, normal to the bottom,

0:56:340:56:36

looked like she got blocked off a

little bit. She watched her sister

0:56:360:56:43

compete in the Slopestyle, and you

have got to say that coming into

0:56:430:56:45

these games, that would have been

her aim, really. To make the finals.

0:56:450:56:54

66, up from her first run.

It is a

nodding

0:56:540:57:02

nodding acknowledgement there, good

experience for her.

Not quite

0:57:020:57:05

enough, but she has definitely skied

very well today.

Brita Sigourney

0:57:050:57:08

came out swinging in that first run.

Sixth place in Sochi four years ago.

0:57:080:57:16

Second place at X Games aspen couple

of weeks ago.

Big straight air. Huge

0:57:160:57:30

alley-oop. Carrying her Speedwell

for the 900, massive 900.

That was

0:57:300:57:36

huge!

Straight air, just missing the

grab a little bit, left 540 with a

0:57:360:57:42

mute grab. What has she got for us

last hit? Right to 720 to finish,

0:57:420:57:49

really good run from Brita

0:57:490:57:52

last hit? Right to 720 to finish,

really good run from Brita.

Really

0:57:520:57:53

good, solid run.

I think that will

be better than her first run score.

0:57:530:58:00

Let's see what the judges do with

this.

0:58:000:58:03

Exactly the same.

She sounds a

little bit disappointed with that.

0:58:030:58:10

So, Cassie Sharpe at the top.

Doshi

cruise, or does she go for it?

I

0:58:100:58:16

can't see her being bombed out. --

bumped out. She will send shivers up

0:58:160:58:27

the spine of every athlete here by

showing what she can do.

Big 900.

0:58:270:58:35

Right side 900, back to we didn't

see that the first run. There is the

0:58:350:58:41

flare, write three higher this time.

Switch three. A lot cleaner. Big

0:58:410:58:49

straight air, and what has she got

to finish? Left ten? Yes.

Beautiful.

0:58:490:58:58

I'm not saying that she is ahead of

the game, but when Mark Zuckerberg

0:58:580:59:07

invented Facebook, there was a

friend request waiting for him from

0:59:070:59:11

Cassie.

She is light years ahead of

everybody else.

She has almost got

0:59:110:59:16

the keys to the safe that contains

the gold medals.

0:59:160:59:23

So, a big improvement of 0.40. So,

the defending silver medallist from

0:59:230:59:33

Sochi finds herself in the

qualifying silver position, second

0:59:330:59:38

place at the moment. It means

nothing until the finals, of course.

0:59:380:59:42

But skiing very well, skiing

confident, the French girl.

Very

0:59:420:59:47

much so. Big straight air, tell

grab, left 540, coming in with a lot

0:59:470:59:52

of speed. Right side 540, very

clean. Left 900. Right side flare,

0:59:521:00:03

just sitting on her tail is a little

bit there.

So, Marie Martinod also

1:00:031:00:11

upping her game a little bit there,

stretching her legs.

Similar to

1:00:111:00:15

Annalisa Drew, she doesn't really

have a switch in there. So it might

1:00:151:00:19

be something she could may be polite

for the finals.

Yes. 33 years of

1:00:191:00:24

age.

1:00:241:00:29

Rowan Cheshire in ninth position.

Would be nice to improve your.

I

1:00:331:00:40

think she will try. Hitting the

right wall first.

1:00:401:00:47

right wall first. Nice 540. Big

alley-oop. So smooth. 900. Solid.

1:00:471:00:59

Losing amplitude slightly but

holding on. Left seven. What has she

1:00:591:01:04

got for us? Switch three. Straight

air. She will be happy with that.

1:01:041:01:15

Managed to add in the right five.

Got a glimpse of Cassie sharp

1:01:151:01:22

watching on from the bottom.

She's

done really well, had a really nasty

1:01:221:01:29

ankle injury but is just about back

to full speed. She had a tough

1:01:291:01:36

summer, a lot of rehab, a lot of

work getting her back, had a great

1:01:361:01:41

start to the season.

1:01:411:01:46

start to the season.

It's not an

improvement.

I think it was her

1:01:461:01:48

amplitude.

1:01:481:01:53

amplitude.

These are the results.

Cassie Sharpe light years ahead.

1:01:531:01:56

Marie Martinod.

1:01:561:02:03

Rowan Cheshire qualifying in a very

respectable ninth.

1:02:051:02:10

I was

1:02:101:02:11

I was trying to keep composure, he

chilled and relaxed mindset. Up

1:02:111:02:16

there with the cameras and

everything and the crowd, the nerves

1:02:161:02:20

do get to you a little. It was a bit

scrappy but after the first one it

1:02:201:02:25

was a bit more relaxing and I now

feel more relaxed going into the

1:02:251:02:28

finals.

Can you sum up what it meant

to get out there and compete in

1:02:281:02:33

front of this crowd given we know

what happened four years ago?

It

1:02:331:02:39

means the world, four years ago I

could not sure anyone what I could

1:02:391:02:42

do. I have had such a whirlwind four

years with injuries, my head and

1:02:421:02:48

ankle and everything so I've not

been scheme as much as I would have

1:02:481:02:51

liked. So do come out here, even

though it was a bit scrappy I'm so

1:02:511:02:58

proud and so happy to get to finals

because that was the goal.

1:02:581:03:03

proud and so happy to get to finals

because that was the goal.

You could

1:03:031:03:04

see how excited she was. Says she

could put down a run and get to the

1:03:041:03:13

final, and amazing to have her

parents out there, a big thank you

1:03:131:03:16

to everyone who stayed awake, stay

awake tonight again,

1:03:161:03:21

to everyone who stayed awake, stay

awake tonight again, 130 you can see

1:03:211:03:23

her. The snowboarders in action, the

first time we get to look at big

1:03:231:03:29

air, qualification for the women's

competition, in the slopestyle they

1:03:291:03:33

were upset about the weather

conditions but it was a lot brighter

1:03:331:03:38

and more still in terms of wind for

this one, let's go there with a

1:03:381:03:42

belief.

1:03:421:03:48

Aimee Fuller one of the riders who

battled the conditions in

1:03:481:03:52

slopestyle.

1:03:521:03:58

slopestyle. Lest it will be

interesting to see which direction

1:03:581:04:01

she drops in. Coming in switch and

she has a cab double under Flip.

1:04:011:04:09

She's going for it. Just sat back on

the landing. The first double of the

1:04:091:04:19

day goes down. So close. Just got

the grab, timely tackle.

1:04:191:04:34

Hello everyone at home, thank you

for waking up early.

1:04:351:04:45

Julia Marino, winner of the silver

medal at X Games.

Cab double under

1:04:511:05:00

Flip. Coming in switch. A little bit

more rotation on it now, very

1:05:001:05:09

difficult to tell if that is cab

double cork 900 or cab double under

1:05:091:05:16

Flip.

1:05:161:05:21

Flip. 83.7 five.

1:05:231:05:34

Has been dominating this discipline,

heartbroken to miss out in

1:05:341:05:41

slopestyle, she redefines what

women's slopestyle is ten months

1:05:411:05:46

ago. But look at the result. Gold at

X Games two weeks ago.

1:05:461:05:56

X Games two weeks ago. She has won

every contest she has entered.

1:05:591:06:04

Switch double under flip. Very tidy.

Very big.

1:06:041:06:11

Very big. First go making it look

very easy. Anna Gasser all smiles

1:06:131:06:23

today. She moves for and a half

points into the lead. Silver medal

1:06:231:06:31

in slopestyle and she did it in some

style, the course better off and

1:06:311:06:36

gave her a decent black eye, Laurie

Blouin. Sporting a proper shiner on

1:06:361:06:42

her left eye. As is so often the

case, you see one person take a

1:06:421:06:47

medal and then the find of

confidence, there are more Joe, that

1:06:471:06:51

could be the case with Laurie Blouin

here. Cab double under 900, we saw

1:06:511:06:59

that, really nice horizontal

rotation mixed with the backflips.

1:06:591:07:04

Much more of a corkscrew to that. .

The

1:07:041:07:12

The cab double under. Clean on the

landing. Confidence has got her on a

1:07:121:07:20

roll. Very, very impressive. Julia

Marino, Anna Gasser and Laurie

1:07:201:07:26

Blouin in the top spots.

1:07:261:07:32

Blouin in the top spots. Aimee

Fuller 25th but are going for the

1:07:331:07:39

cab double under flip, if she lands

that it will push her to the

1:07:391:07:43

opposite end of the leaderboard. We

are going to see that again. The

1:07:431:07:49

regular footer dropping in switch.

She went up to camp in Mount who'd.

1:07:491:07:59

16 birthday, gone early. So big on

the first hit, tried to rotate a bit

1:07:591:08:08

more slowly on the second. She's

opened out. She's not been able, not

1:08:081:08:14

getting the grab has meant she is

opened up which has slowed the

1:08:141:08:18

rotation but at the same time she's

not got the same amount of speed.

1:08:181:08:22

This appointment for Aimee Fuller.

Cheers guys.

1:08:221:08:30

Cheers guys.

Julia Marino currently

in fourth place.

1:08:301:08:39

Lovely, the cab double under flick,

more 900 at that time, more

1:08:401:08:44

horizontal axis. The Americans

making their voices heard.

1:08:441:08:54

making their voices heard. Drifting,

floating in. Nasty split in her

1:08:541:08:56

pants there. The outfits were not

built for snowboarding. Cab double

1:08:561:09:07

under flip. Into fourth place.

1:09:071:09:12

under flip. Into fourth place. Next,

the Japanese rider who has taken

1:09:131:09:21

2018 by storm with the trip we will

hopefully see now, Reira Iwabuchi.

1:09:211:09:28

Currently ninth. It is a gamble if

she cannot better the score. I think

1:09:281:09:33

she will be very lucky to hold onto

qualification if she cannot better

1:09:331:09:41

80 points. Drops in switch. We are

not going to see the big trick she's

1:09:411:09:52

been warming up. Another switch 900.

Switch frontside 900. The stale

1:09:521:10:02

fresh grab. Perfect landing.

Absolutely stomps it. 92.7 five.

1:10:021:10:12

First place. Wow.

1:10:121:10:21

First place. Wow. Personally? I

disagree with that. But the judges

1:10:211:10:28

award the very clean landing. The

pop and size of the jump. Next, the

1:10:281:10:37

31-year-old Yuka Fujimori. The

second oldest here.

1:10:371:10:46

second oldest here. Winds up lovely.

Backside 900. Very, very nice. This

1:10:461:10:55

is brilliant, we are starting to see

exactly what the women are capable

1:10:551:10:58

of. Look coast joked Yuka is. --

Woodhouse

1:10:581:11:10

on the strength of scores we've

seen, this is going to be a big one.

1:11:101:11:17

94.2 five. It is just qualifying but

we are going through the gears very

1:11:171:11:23

nicely. Anna Gasser in the start

gate, currently in sixth place. She

1:11:231:11:30

was in second place at the end of

run one but way more consistency

1:11:301:11:37

from some of the big guns has seen

her drop down. Can she reinstate

1:11:371:11:41

herself at the top of the standings?

Switch frontside double Cork ten a

1:11:411:11:49

day, that's the top spot. This is

heating up very nicely. -- 1080.

1:11:491:12:01

This is what we missed out on in

slopestyle the other day. Anna

1:12:011:12:08

Gasser managing, did she keep the

trailing arm of the snow? No, tiny

1:12:081:12:16

touch but on a trek that big and

progressive, look at that smile. 98.

1:12:161:12:23

The judges sending it now. I have

been looking at those top spots,

1:12:231:12:30

very interesting mix. Currently

fifth.

1:12:301:12:42

fifth. She's gone huge. Send it all

the way to the bottom. Not as tidy

1:12:431:12:49

as some of the cab double under flip

's we've seen but only because she

1:12:491:12:53

went enormous. What do the judges

make of it? Do they want to see it

1:12:531:13:00

clean or do they want to see it big?

She moves up one spot. Anna Gasser

1:13:001:13:12

takes the lead and will drop last in

the finals. The two Japanese women.

1:13:121:13:21

Aimee Fuller not making it after two

valiant attempts.

1:13:211:13:29

Should be a great watch. The final

of the women's big air. The medal

1:13:291:13:36

table has not yet changed today

because there is nothing going on at

1:13:361:13:40

the moment. No medals decided yet on

day ten, things will start again

1:13:401:13:45

around 11 o'clock which is when we

will join it, going between curling

1:13:451:13:51

and the bobsleigh. One gold medal so

far for Great Britain, three bronze

1:13:511:13:57

hopefully tomorrow we will

1:13:571:13:58

far for Great Britain, three bronze

hopefully tomorrow we will see back

1:13:581:13:59

on the ice Britain's biggest ice in

short track skating and if she could

1:13:591:14:03

make a comeback it goes to the top

of the charts of biggest story.

1:14:031:14:13

COMMENTATOR: They have gone down!

And again, turmoil for Elise

1:14:181:14:25

Christie.

I can't believe it, she

has been penalised again.

Elise

1:14:251:14:33

Christie does get the chance to race

for gold. The nation holds its

1:14:331:14:36

breath.

Christie tries to make it on

the inside, and she crashes out, she

1:14:361:14:46

is out of it once again.

Elise

Christie to get into the elliptic

1:14:461:14:48

final. Christie has crashed again on

the final bend. Yet again, she ends

1:14:481:14:56

up in a distraught heap on the

floor.

1:14:561:15:04

And my word, she is going to have to

get back up if she is to win a medal

1:15:041:15:09

at these Olympics. Her favourite

distance, the 1000 metres, the heats

1:15:091:15:13

are tomorrow. Let's get the latest

on her condition.

1:15:131:15:20

Yesterday we were told Elise

Christie have suffered soft tissue

1:15:201:15:24

damage. Today Team GB say she has

been back on the ice in training and

1:15:241:15:27

has made good progress, but that

they will wait until tomorrow before

1:15:271:15:30

deciding if she will be in those

1000 metres heats tomorrow evening.

1:15:301:15:36

Wealth, what do you make of it?

It

has been a very wise decision what

1:15:361:15:41

they have now decided. They have no

urgency to make any decision today.

1:15:411:15:46

In terms of the racing, the racing

will start tomorrow evening.

1:15:461:15:51

Formerly, you have to withdraw an

athlete 20 minutes before the race,

1:15:511:15:54

but if they don't do that, it isn't

a crime, you can actually just not

1:15:541:15:58

show up the start line and she will

get a did not start. So I think they

1:15:581:16:04

are taking the right decision.

The

injury is in the ankle area. What

1:16:041:16:07

will the doctors be wanting to be

satisfied about before they let her

1:16:071:16:11

take to the start line.

Again,

making my assumption on this. With

1:16:111:16:17

short track speed skating, the boot

is moulded around the ankle, and it

1:16:171:16:20

is a very delicate area because of

the pressures you are going through

1:16:201:16:24

when going around the corner. The

boot itself, I believe she is having

1:16:241:16:30

problems getting it on because it is

such a tight fit, so I assume they

1:16:301:16:36

will be looking at, can she handle

the pressure being put onto the

1:16:361:16:39

ankle by the boot, and the pressure

being created when she's going

1:16:391:16:42

around the corner at 35, 40 mph? And

it seems a sensible choice to wait

1:16:421:16:47

and see what happens tomorrow, see

how the ankle from skating today,

1:16:471:16:51

and then go from there.

And if she

can take to the start line, pressure

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of a different kind, because that

will be her last chance here to get

1:16:551:16:59

an Olympic medal.

We have seen Dan

Jansen compete in 98, 92, even in 94

1:16:591:17:08

when he was the red-hot favourite

and it went to his last event, and

1:17:081:17:14

if she can be inspired by this sort

of message, and also enjoy this

1:17:141:17:18

event, she will look back 20 years

from now and say, I gave it my best

1:17:181:17:22

shot, and that is all she can re-ask

of herself.

So Elise Christie

1:17:221:17:26

carrying an injury but encouraging

news that she has been training

1:17:261:17:28

today. We all hope that she can make

the start line of those 1000 metres

1:17:281:17:32

heats tomorrow.

And we will know by about 10am

1:17:321:17:39

tomorrow. We have been joined by

Jayne Torvill, hello. What is your

1:17:391:17:45

take on Elise Christie and the

terrible luck she has had so far?

It

1:17:451:17:49

is unbelievable. My feeling is that

she will give it a go tomorrow. I

1:17:491:17:55

hope so, anyway.

You must've skated

with injuries in the past?

Yes, and

1:17:551:18:00

at the Olympics you have only got

one chance, and just take it. Unless

1:18:001:18:05

it is physically impossible, I think

she would regret not having a go.

1:18:051:18:11

And adrenaline can help, can't it.

There are times when you don't feel

1:18:111:18:17

pain any more.

Yes, like we'll said

about getting her foot into the boot

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if it is slightly swollen in any

way, that will hurt. But eventually,

1:18:211:18:26

the adrenaline kicks in the pain

goes away, and when you take your

1:18:261:18:29

foot out of the boot, that is when

it hurts again.

She won't be able to

1:18:291:18:36

bandage it up, either, if the boot

is that tight.

The boot will give

1:18:361:18:39

her the support.

Yes, the boot, she

showed me she is wearing her old

1:18:391:18:45

favourite boots, so they have been

moulded to the shape of her foot,

1:18:451:18:48

and it is at the ankle, and they

don't have a lot of padding, you

1:18:481:18:51

know. It is not like they have loads

of protection under those suits. So

1:18:511:18:55

it is not surprising that she has

got so much bad soft tissue damage.

1:18:551:19:00

Anyway, the reason that Jayne is

here is not to talk about short

1:19:001:19:05

track speed skating, but figure

skating, and the ice dance has just

1:19:051:19:08

begun. We will be looking of the

action from there. Britain has one

1:19:081:19:14

couple in this. Nick Buckland and

Penny Coomes, we have been talking

1:19:141:19:19

about tough journeys to the

Olympics, and here is another one,

1:19:191:19:22

to be honest.

1:19:221:19:31

to be honest.

It is so hard to train

for an Olympics when you're healthy.

1:19:311:19:35

You push your body to the absolute

limit everyday. There is only so

1:19:351:19:42

much your body can deal with.

1:19:421:19:50

much your body can deal with. In a

second, my life changed.

1:19:501:19:53

Figure skater Penny Coomes has

softened a career threatening injury

1:19:531:19:58

which could end her hopes of

competing at the Winter Olympics.

1:19:581:20:05

Like that, I'm on the floor with

half of my kneecap up here. I

1:20:051:20:09

remember crying, not from the pain,

but from what it could be. And I've

1:20:091:20:16

had the hardest year and a half of

my life, but at the same time, it is

1:20:161:20:20

the strongest I have ever had to be,

and it has been a really rewarding

1:20:201:20:24

time.

That is a career ending injury

for 99.9% of people.

Yes.

1:20:241:20:31

Definitely. We just didn't know what

the way forward was, I think, once

1:20:311:20:37

it happened. It put everything into

perspective little bit, you know? It

1:20:371:20:43

is only ice-skating, but it is

something that we have grown up with

1:20:431:20:46

and we absolutely adore, so there

was only one thing that we were

1:20:461:20:49

going to do, and that was come back

and pick up from where we left off.

1:20:491:20:56

So many people were like, that's it,

done, you can't come back from this.

1:20:561:21:02

And I just remember reading those

things and being so mad, and I

1:21:021:21:06

channelled that energy. I remember

thinking I will come back and use

1:21:061:21:10

that energy, and being out parent

thinking that this is for all the

1:21:101:21:13

people who thought I couldn't do

this, because I can.

1:21:131:21:22

Not every day was a good day, and I

didn't do it on my own. When I was

1:21:261:21:31

down, I had my physio, my

psychologist, and then of course

1:21:311:21:37

Nick. For me, at 1.I said to him, I

don't know if I could do this, I

1:21:371:21:42

don't know if minute will ever be

strong enough again. And he said,

1:21:421:21:47

that's OK. And I think I needed to

hear that in order to get that over.

1:21:471:21:52

We are here in Michigan where you

have been based now for a few years.

1:21:521:21:56

Why here?

Michigan is an ice dance

hub. There are three big ice dance

1:21:561:22:03

camps, and the best dance coaches in

the world, so we have come here for

1:22:031:22:09

three years, and we train with a lot

of our rivals, which spurs us on

1:22:091:22:12

every day in training, which is an

interesting dynamic, but we all get

1:22:121:22:15

on really well, so it is cool.

What

does Pyeongchang represent for you?

1:22:151:22:26

I'm sorry. It's just so emotional,

because this has always been my

1:22:261:22:33

goal. When we first set out, it was

always like, let's do three Olympic

1:22:331:22:39

Games, and Pyeongchang was always,

let's be the best here. And then to

1:22:391:22:46

kind of have that... Taken away. I

feel like I've earned it tenfold

1:22:461:22:53

before I've even got there.

Going

out there after all we've been

1:22:531:22:58

through is just going to be a real

fitting end to this period of our

1:22:581:23:02

lives, but the best bit is yet to

come.

1:23:021:23:07

They are just so sweet together as

well! I really love them, Jayne!

1:23:071:23:17

What a story. In that situation, it

is frustrating for the partner who

1:23:171:23:21

is fit and well, and for him to have

the patience to deal with that and

1:23:211:23:24

help her along rather than get

frustrated, that he must know, he's

1:23:241:23:29

thinking, we should be training now,

we should be doing so many hours a

1:23:291:23:33

day, and we can't.

And some of them,

Jayne, would look around for another

1:23:331:23:37

partner! Some of them would! And

with Nick, four years ago we were

1:23:371:23:42

talking about him being the issue

because he had this in regular fast

1:23:421:23:45

heartbeat going on and he had to

have a pacemaker put in.

And that

1:23:451:23:48

was quite a scare for them already,

and I guess she was equally patient

1:23:481:23:52

with him through that, so as a team

they have done so much together, and

1:23:521:23:56

I'm really hoping that they have a

good Olympics.

And why are they the

1:23:561:24:01

only British figure skaters Albert

Costa I'm not entirely sure, but I'm

1:24:011:24:05

assuming that the other categories

didn't qualify, because it changes

1:24:051:24:08

all the time in ice-skating, that

you have to finish in a certain

1:24:081:24:13

position at world level or European

level to qualify for an Olympics,

1:24:131:24:15

and I guess none of our other

disciplines qualified. Now, Tessa

1:24:151:24:21

Virtue Scott Moore, they have been

skating together since they were

1:24:211:24:27

seven and nine years old, they have

won gold on the board already. Would

1:24:271:24:32

you make some hot favourites for

this ice dance?

Absolutely, the big

1:24:321:24:39

battle is between them and the

French team, the French team of the

1:24:391:24:42

new kids on the block, and for the

last three or four years, they have

1:24:421:24:45

really earned their place out there.

Let's see how this, Tish and

1:24:451:24:48

developed overnight. Commentary from

Olympic gold medallist, Robin

1:24:481:24:57

Cousins, alongside Katherine Downes.

1:24:571:25:04

So, here they are, Great Britain's

comeback kids. 20 months ago, Penny

1:25:051:25:11

shattered her kneecap into eight

pieces. They missed most of last

1:25:111:25:15

season, she was reconstructed and

rehabilitated, it has been a battle

1:25:151:25:19

to qualify for these games and defy

the odds. Skating together for the

1:25:191:25:25

third time at an Olympic Games.

1:25:251:25:32

She was told she would never skate

again, but Penny Coomes and Nick

1:28:191:28:23

Buckland are back on Olympic ice.

But here they are, Robyn, and what

1:28:231:28:28

will it mean to them to be back?

Amazing, their first event of the

1:28:281:28:32

season was the qualifying event in

Germany, they won that event, got

1:28:321:28:41

Team GB the spot.

And that was the

last possible chance to qualify for

1:28:411:28:46

the games. They needed to come back

and win it, and they did. They've

1:28:461:28:50

done everything asked of them.

68.36, a season's best of 71.39, but

1:28:501:29:00

we have seen the scores from the

judges, a couple down from what you

1:29:001:29:04

would expect, and Penny and Nick

leapt to the top of the leaderboard

1:29:041:29:08

with that performance. They have the

qualification mark against their

1:29:081:29:12

name, and they are through to

tomorrow's free skating.

1:29:121:29:23

So, Maia Shibutani and Alex

Shibutani for the USA. And we are

1:29:321:29:39

joined in the commentary box by Nick

Buckland. These two on Marmite when

1:29:391:29:45

it comes to ice dance. You either

love the fact that they are brother

1:29:451:29:48

and sister and that dynamic it

brings, or you find it a little

1:29:481:29:52

uncomfortable to watch.

That is

something they have had to deal with

1:29:521:29:57

their whole career, they have found

themselves dealing with that in the

1:29:571:30:02

last couple of years, but they have

had a very good season, and they are

1:30:021:30:08

always super-clean, these guys, they

are like machines.

1:30:081:30:15

A little bit of a stumble. We will

see if that plays a part.

1:30:371:30:49

Struggling a little bit with speed

here. The last part of the programme

1:31:421:31:47

looks a little slow to me, but

again, super clean.

1:31:471:31:52

A lot of tempo changes within the

music, going up and down depending

1:32:111:32:17

on what they need for the specific

element they are doing.

1:32:171:32:24

All the precision you would expect

from them. Neat as pins.

1:32:331:32:43

from them. Neat as pins.

I think it

was a very strong performance, they

1:32:431:32:46

did what they needed to do, they

have a Medline step sequence which

1:32:461:32:51

is level format which is very high

scoring. But I expect nothing less

1:32:511:32:54

from them.

1:32:541:33:01

We have a new leaders. They have

laid down the marker for their

1:33:011:33:09

countrymen. Time to say thank you so

much for joining us, best of luck

1:33:091:33:16

tomorrow.

Thank you.

For the first

time we will see the two best teams

1:33:161:33:26

back-to-back. Cat and mouse between

these couples in this sport for the

1:33:261:33:31

last couple of seasons, time to find

out who will come out on top when it

1:33:311:33:36

comes to the Olympics.

In the short

dance.

Over the next two days we

1:33:361:33:42

will find out who comes out on top

because it will be a battle between

1:33:421:33:49

these two, Tessa Virtue and Scott

Moir and the French couple who will

1:33:491:33:53

skate after. Training partners,

rivals.

1:33:531:34:07

Terrific control.

1:34:331:34:38

Safely through the twizzle 's.

1:36:201:36:30

Rotational left to finish.

1:36:331:36:40

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

1:36:401:36:43

The world champions want that

Olympic title. It was only silver in

1:36:431:36:48

Sochi, they took a couple of years

away from competition but they were

1:36:481:36:51

still training, still working. Came

back last year to win the World

1:36:511:36:57

Championship.

Quite a stark contrast

between the Canadians and the French

1:36:571:37:03

team but they absolutely exude the

style. It has an element of

1:37:031:37:12

spontaneity with the performance

itself. It has to be precise and

1:37:121:37:16

clean. The timings throughout.

1:37:161:37:23

Seasons best. In the short dance at

the Olympic games. They are out for

1:37:231:37:31

that gold medal.

The New World top

scorer for short dance.

1:37:311:37:37

Record-breaking, they have put

themselves in the best position to

1:37:371:37:40

claim the Olympic title to go with

the gold medal they won in 2010.

1:37:401:37:48

Beat that, when it comes on ice

dancing you are either team Tessa

1:37:481:37:57

Virtue and Scott Moir, or team

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume

1:37:571:38:03

Cizeron. They missed out on a place

in Sochi last out so this their

1:38:031:38:09

first Olympics.

1:38:091:38:13

Oh! Did not want that to happen

mid-twizzle.

1:39:331:39:40

Some costly mistakes creeping in,

they will have lost ground on their

1:41:021:41:06

training needs and rivals Tessa

Virtue and Scott Moir.

I am

1:41:061:41:11

surprised, they have still been

given level format on the twizzle's

1:41:111:41:17

but the pattern dance just sequence

level three.

1:41:171:41:23

level three. Slightly off on the

step into the second twizzle.

1:41:231:41:32

step into the second twizzle.

Second

place.

1:41:331:41:39

The French pair go second. Into the

free dance tomorrow. Three other

1:41:431:41:50

couples after them. These two beat

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani to

1:41:501:42:00

win the US national championships

this year. Skating at their first

1:42:001:42:04

Olympics this year. Looking to come

out on top in the Team USA rivalry.

1:42:041:42:09

They were second in the short dance

but second in the free dance and

1:42:091:42:14

became national champions overall.

1:42:141:42:22

The leg line is not close to

1:43:011:43:07

matching which is one of the key

points.

1:43:071:43:17

APPLAUSE

Some mistakes then from Madison and

1:44:591:45:07

Zachary as well.

They made the

correct terms within the Rumba

1:45:071:45:15

sequence, but one straight leg, one

bent leg within the middle of the

1:45:151:45:19

key point was a bit odd for me to

see.

It is a new season's best for

1:45:191:45:31

them, 77.75, and they are up to

third place in this short dance

1:45:311:45:34

programme. So we are all set for an

exciting competition tomorrow.

1:45:341:45:42

Confirmation of the qualification

standings: Madison Hubbell and

1:45:421:45:46

Zachary Donahue in the bronze medal

position phone now.

1:45:461:45:55

position phone now. Tessa Virtue and

Scott Moir who with a new world

1:45:551:46:00

record chasing down a second Olympic

title, and looking to come away from

1:46:001:46:04

these games with two more gold

medals.

1:46:041:46:10

Gabriela and Guillaume, tell us

about your journey so far.

1:46:191:46:24

Gabriela and Guillaume, tell us

about your journey so far.

It has

1:46:241:46:25

been tough, but we have managed to

keep our focus and enjoy the moment.

1:46:251:46:30

It could have been better, for sure,

but what is done is done, and we

1:46:301:46:37

have to look forward now.

It is

always really tight right now

1:46:371:46:44

between yourselves and Tessa

1:46:441:46:49

between yourselves and Tessa Virtue

and Scott Moir.

Yes, we have trained

1:46:491:46:55

together, too, so it is taken into

consideration, but we came here and

1:46:551:47:00

we wanted to do our best, and that

is what we are going to focus on.

1:47:001:47:07

Tessa and Scott, a fantastic

performance.

We knew we needed it,

1:47:071:47:10

to be honest, it is not extremely

comfortable skating first after the

1:47:101:47:16

warm up, but it is good in a way

that we know who is skating after us

1:47:161:47:20

and we had to be strong, so we are

ready for that, happy the way we

1:47:201:47:25

executed, but we know there is a

tonne of work to be done tomorrow,

1:47:251:47:28

tomorrow is the main skate and we

have to make sure we come out ready

1:47:281:47:32

to go.

And how important is every

single point, given that the French

1:47:321:47:36

couple are so strong.

The field is

extremely deep and we knew when we

1:47:361:47:40

came back that we would have a lot

more to do to get back in the mix,

1:47:401:47:44

so we are pleased with our

performance today and looking

1:47:441:47:46

forward to executing the free dance

tomorrow. We believe in our material

1:47:461:47:50

and the planned that the coaches set

out for us at the beginning of the

1:47:501:47:54

season, and so far we are on track.

How happy are you with that?

Very

1:47:541:47:59

happy. It is something that we have

worked on for a long time to get

1:47:591:48:03

back on the elliptic stage, so to

get out there and put out a good

1:48:031:48:06

performance, one more to go but to

get a good performance at this stage

1:48:061:48:09

is really great.

Penny, everybody

knows the journey you have been

1:48:091:48:13

through, both of you. What is it

like being back on the Olympic

1:48:131:48:16

stage?

It is definitely a different

feeling going into competition. I

1:48:161:48:21

have competition pressure, but I'm

just excited to get back out again

1:48:211:48:25

and just thankful and so happy to be

here. I was just going round when

1:48:251:48:29

they were reading out the other

guys' scores, and I smile to my

1:48:291:48:33

soft, because after everything I've

been through, I made it, and that is

1:48:331:48:36

the most important thing.

Wakame

expect tomorrow from the free dance?

1:48:361:48:41

Watching you to enjoy yourselves out

there, you have put a lot of work

1:48:411:48:43

into getting here. What are we going

to see?

Our free dance is set to

1:48:431:48:48

music by Muse, and it is a piece of

music we love so much, we decided to

1:48:481:48:55

come back to it because we wanted to

perform it one last time or couple

1:48:551:48:58

of last times at the Olympic Games

and world, and it is a programme

1:48:581:49:02

that we love, there are some cool

elements in there and I can't wait

1:49:021:49:05

to perform at.

We can't wait to see

you. Well done today, can't wait to

1:49:051:49:11

see you out there again tomorrow.

Thank you.

Thank you.

1:49:111:49:15

Look at those smiles! Nick and Penny

are through to the free dance top

1:49:151:49:20

20, easily through intense. But

Jayne Torvill, we have to the

1:49:201:49:27

wardrobe malfunction, because you'd

definitely saw that it made a

1:49:271:49:35

difference to the French couple, you

could see Gabriella Papadakis, it

1:49:351:49:41

made her feel uncomfortable.

Yes,

you saw that he must've when he held

1:49:411:49:47

her in the back of the net, he did

something that would have held open

1:49:471:49:52

the competition, and that just

messes with your head and they did

1:49:521:49:54

amazingly well to continue the way

they did.

You can see her holding it

1:49:541:49:59

a couple of times. Could they have

stopped and restarted almost?

You

1:49:591:50:03

are not allowed to stop. Normally

you would stop and fix it, but they

1:50:031:50:11

are not allowed to stop and do that,

they have to carry on regardless.

1:50:111:50:16

Have you had any issues in the

bobsleigh? Yes, the infamous racer's

1:50:161:50:23

split. Let's say sometimes Lycra at

-20 doesn't stretch as well as it

1:50:231:50:28

could do, so final World Cup race

before the Sochi Games, my break

1:50:281:50:34

woman bent over, just about to

start, and she had the racer's

1:50:341:50:44

split, and exposed her rear end to

the entire world. We had more hits

1:50:441:50:47

on YouTube in the first 24 hours

than we did for winning the World

1:50:471:50:50

Championships in my whole career.

Does it ever happening curling,

1:50:501:50:55

Rhona? UI down on one knee.

Sometimes if the trousers are too

1:50:551:51:01

tight, we have seen the trousers

split if you are sliding out with

1:51:011:51:04

the stone.

Has it ever happen to

you?

No.

And it has happened once

1:51:041:51:11

already at the Olympic, so when you

are thinking about the design, that

1:51:111:51:15

is a really important part of it. Do

you get a chance to test them, and

1:51:151:51:19

how many times?

Absolutely. I have

noticed recently in competitions

1:51:191:51:25

that people will wear their actual

competition in the training session,

1:51:251:51:28

just to wear it again and get used

to it. But even if you haven't, you

1:51:281:51:32

would have worn it at home in

training. Most people would have to

1:51:321:51:35

go through that. I remember months

we will performing as professionals

1:51:351:51:41

in Madison Square Garden, and I had

had a slight alteration, I had a

1:51:411:51:45

halterneck dress, we were skating to

Fred and Ginger, beautiful feathers,

1:51:451:51:50

everything. And right at the

beginning, I do know how it

1:51:501:51:53

happened, but the Hulk was squashed

and it came open -- the hook was

1:51:531:52:01

squashed. And I was dancing like

this the whole time. We could've

1:52:011:52:04

stopped because it was a

professional show.

And

1:52:041:52:11

congratulations to our editing team,

they managed to show that without

1:52:111:52:16

offending anybody, they pixelated!

So, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue are

1:52:161:52:24

leading, going into the free

programme, can that change? Can the

1:52:241:52:28

French couple flip it and get into

gold medal position?

Absolutely. So

1:52:281:52:33

far this season, they have had the

highest score in free dance of all

1:52:331:52:36

the teams, and I think Scott and

Tessa have only achieved a so that

1:52:361:52:48

could be the difference, but let's

hope it doesn't knock the French's

1:52:481:52:53

confidence.

And Tessa Virtue were

saying after the short programme

1:52:531:52:55

that they had a plan and they were

executing it. What did you make of

1:52:551:52:59

their short programme?

I enjoyed it.

Sometimes I feel that some of their

1:52:591:53:06

movements... The quality is

brilliant, but sometimes I feel

1:53:061:53:09

their movements are a bit forced,

where I feel the French are more

1:53:091:53:13

natural and organic. But it is so

close, because the standard is so

1:53:131:53:18

high, so it could be

anybody's. What

are the rules? For costumes?

In

1:53:181:53:33

Latin, the girl has to cover 40% of

her body, and sheer material doesn't

1:53:331:53:37

count as being covered, so there is

a slight question here over whether

1:53:371:53:42

the midriff of her costume is a

sheer material, but I don't know who

1:53:421:53:46

invents these rules, because it

doesn't take away from the beautiful

1:53:461:53:48

skating anyway.

So what happens if

it is 40% of your body and the same

1:53:481:53:55

thing happens that just happens, and

you start with that percentage

1:53:551:53:59

covered, and as the dance

progresses, you have only got 20%

1:53:591:54:03

covered?

In this case, I believe

there were no deductions for the

1:54:031:54:09

malfunction. The deductions were for

slight unison issues in the terms,

1:54:091:54:15

and also one of her terms was quite

scraped, so...

Well, the Canadian

1:54:151:54:20

sitting pretty at the top of the

leaderboard so far, and just a word

1:54:201:54:24

on Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes.

Thrilled to see them there, but how

1:54:241:54:28

well do you thing they performed?

I

think they did really well. I felt

1:54:281:54:33

like towards the end of the routine,

again the unison was out a little

1:54:331:54:36

bit, and perhaps not the speed of

terms that we have seen from some of

1:54:361:54:40

the higher up couples. But a

tremendous start. I think it will

1:54:401:54:44

give them confidence to go into the

free dance knowing they have made

1:54:441:54:47

the start and it has all gone well.

And Chris has been helping them?

1:54:471:54:54

Yes, Chris choreograph this short

dance, and they explicitly wanted to

1:54:541:54:57

use the music that we used our Rumba

in 1994, and there are also a couple

1:54:571:55:03

of steps in there that were from...

Here we go. They were from our

1:55:031:55:10

routine in 1994. They asked Chris if

they could please put them in as a

1:55:101:55:13

tribute.

So it is a homage to you?

Yes.

And they talked about the music

1:55:131:55:20

they are using for their free

programme.

They have gone back to a

1:55:201:55:24

previous routine. They started the

season with one routine, and then

1:55:241:55:26

they preferred an older routine so

they have revamped that, I guess

1:55:261:55:30

they are more comfortable with it.

A

top ten finish them would be

1:55:301:55:33

extraordinary given what Penny has

been through with that shattered

1:55:331:55:36

kneecap.

Now we have a little time before we

1:55:361:55:39

head off to live action, we have the

final two

1:55:391:55:52

runs in the men's bobsleigh coming

up and also curling at the moment

1:55:541:55:57

live on the red button but we will

be going to it here on BBC One. But

1:55:571:56:00

Ask Rhona, tell you what, put up a

hashtag Adobe questions come

1:56:001:56:03

flooding in! This is a good one from

Julie McIlroy. She says, can the

1:56:031:56:06

teams change the order they throw

in?

, you can't change the order

1:56:061:56:11

during a game, unless your fifth or

alternate player comes off the

1:56:111:56:15

bench, and that is tutor injury or

illness only usually, so you can put

1:56:151:56:20

the alternate player on. In Mixed

Doubles, they can change after each

1:56:201:56:26

end, they can change who throws two

stones and who throws three stones.

1:56:261:56:32

Stephen Chesters asks, what is the

most you can score in one end? We

1:56:321:56:38

saw a six?

In mixed? Sixes most, and

in a team game, it is eight. If you

1:56:381:56:44

score eight, that is a big score.

So

that is like a 180 in darts, a 147

1:56:441:56:49

in snooker. Have you done it?

I have

never scored an eight! I have had an

1:56:491:56:54

eight taken off me.

Who did that to

you?

The manager of a curling club

1:56:541:57:01

that either member of did that to

me. Can you believe that? Two weeks

1:57:011:57:04

before the Olympics. They are

supposed to be helping!

1:57:041:57:12

And one final one, Len Dempsey said

all the brooms have bristles are

1:57:121:57:15

they smooth?

They are smooth now.

Last year the world curling

1:57:151:57:20

Federation had to bring in a ruling

because different countries were

1:57:201:57:23

using different types of brush heads

to try to help of the stone, they

1:57:231:57:28

were moving it too much, curling it

one way or the other, so they were

1:57:281:57:33

interfering too much so the World

Curling Federation brought in

1:57:331:57:37

standard brush heads that everybody

has to use.

She knows everything

1:57:371:57:40

there is to know about curling!

Jayne

1:57:401:57:44

there is to know about curling!

Jayne, thank you very much, I

1:57:441:57:47

suspect if people want to ask you

questions this afternoon when you

1:57:471:57:49

are here with Hazel, they can. The

next two hours will be a bit of fun,

1:57:491:57:53

because the medals are going to be

decided in the two-man bob, and Eve

1:57:531:57:58

Muirhead, it is ice time.

# It oh, so quiet.

1:57:581:58:06

# It's oh so still

# You're all alone

1:58:061:58:18

# And so peaceful until?

1:58:181:58:21

# You're all alone

# And so peaceful ...

1:58:211:58:24

# You fall in love

# The sky up above

1:58:241:58:30

# Simple

# You want to cry, you cross your

1:58:301:58:41

heart and hope to die...

# Till it's over...

1:58:411:58:46

One minute. It is going to be a

contrast in styles and noise and

1:58:461:58:51

speed, but Great Britain as you see

have the hammer in their first end

1:58:511:58:55

against Switzerland. And you can see

how they get an on the red button,

1:58:551:59:00

live coverage, and we will be

joining it shortly. Just want to

1:59:001:59:04

have the cat the house. -- have a

look at the house. But now we see

1:59:041:59:13

the leading sliders in the third and

penultimate run of the two-man bob.

1:59:131:59:20

COMMENTATOR: Welcome back to the

slide

1:59:201:59:27

slide -- Sliding Centre. This is

going to be a decisive 15 minutes,

1:59:271:59:34

because as you alluded to, the

leaders go first on this absolutely

1:59:341:59:41

critical third run, Brad Hall the

Great Britain, a wonderful seventh

1:59:411:59:44

place for him, he is along shortly.

John Jackson is alongside us, and

1:59:441:59:52

before the Germans get going, there

is a real air and eyes

1:59:521:59:57

differentiation today.

Yes, the ice

is -11 and the air temperature zero,

1:59:572:00:02

so this could plate some people's

strings with their equipment, and

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not for others.

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not for others.

Walther is the

leader, five seconds dead is routine

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for them, they lead the way, so fast

on their first run. They are way

2:00:152:00:23

slightly slower. Walther is proud of

his record coming up.

This is the

2:00:232:00:27

key part of the track, he gets

through it beautifully. Just makes a

2:00:272:00:32

little mistake, but he was one of

the most consistent pilots

2:00:322:00:38

yesterday, which is why he is in the

lead, although he did have a moment

2:00:382:00:42

where he tipped over on the final

bend, but he needs to get this

2:00:422:00:47

straight right. You just see a

little tweak with the steering edge,

2:00:472:00:50

trying to get into the right place,

but this is another good run, and

2:00:502:00:54

this will put pressure on the guys

coming behind him as he comes down

2:00:542:00:57

into the speed trap.

2:00:572:01:01

This is where he tipped it over

yesterday but he is fine now. That

2:01:012:01:07

was the slowest of his three runs

and it opens the door a little bit

2:01:072:01:11

for his rivals. It was fascinating

the way the track changed from the

2:01:112:01:15

first run to the second round

yesterday. Everyone seemed to go

2:01:152:01:19

faster on the first run and times

dropped off in the second.

That

2:01:192:01:23

could be due to the track. By that

time it has been 50 sleds and they

2:01:232:01:29

break up the ice and slow it down

and it naturally slows over time

2:01:292:01:34

just because it is broken on the

surface. There was a little mistake

2:01:342:01:37

he made but I don't think it will

cost too much. He did that yesterday

2:01:372:01:41

put his head under the Kowloon on

the second runner just rolled over

2:01:412:01:45

because his steering point was right

because he could see.

The Germans

2:01:452:01:49

are off the track and we will see in

the next few minutes how good a time

2:01:492:01:56

that 49.32 was. Evidence of the

previous runs, that is not

2:01:562:02:00

spectacular. This man, Justin Kripps

with his brakeman Alexander Kopacz

2:02:002:02:06

went 49.1 on one number one and Alex

Hawke -- Justin Kripps has been

2:02:062:02:11

quoted as saying podium or bust. He

is not interested for full worse. He

2:02:112:02:17

is the overall World Cup winner and

he usually has a cracking start. He

2:02:172:02:21

is

2:02:212:02:26

is capable of 4.9.

He has to be

careful with his mentality. It is a

2:02:262:02:31

lovely line Audi carries a lot of

velocity. This green light is

2:02:312:02:35

because of the stark differential

but Nico Walther can drive better

2:02:352:02:40

and keep ahead of him at the bottom.

The mentality of win it all been it

2:02:402:02:45

could be what cost him in Sochi and

he doesn't need that in these games.

2:02:452:02:49

He is a medal contender and he needs

to play safe as well. This is a big

2:02:492:02:54

run from these guys. They are

pulling away from the Germans said

2:02:542:02:57

this is that move towards the front

but it will be within one hundredths

2:02:572:03:01

towards the end.

Justin Kripps

towards the finish, the time

2:03:012:03:07

evaporates slightly but it was only

slight and he is a good leader by

2:03:072:03:11

over one tents. He is the world

number one and he takes the lead

2:03:112:03:15

from Nico Walther.

That was 100

quicker than his first run yesterday

2:03:152:03:21

but the little mistake we saw from

Nico Walther where he had attacked

2:03:212:03:25

between four and five and that is

the difference between those runs

2:03:252:03:28

and that has cost him nearly 20 51

hundredths, that type of time there.

2:03:282:03:36

You can see the steam whether guys

have warmed up. The guys have done

2:03:362:03:41

what they need to in the sled. You

can see the runners turn a little

2:03:412:03:45

bit. They are using all the corner

to push themselves across. He is a

2:03:452:03:50

real challenge for the gold medal.

Canada haven't won the gold for 20

2:03:502:03:54

years but they are in a great

position with their fourth and final

2:03:542:04:00

run to come. Justin Kripps and

Alexander Kopacz, a very

2:04:002:04:03

satisfactory third run. The Germans

fill three of the first bite places

2:04:032:04:08

as things stand. The second German

plan -- had to go. Johannes Lochner

2:04:082:04:14

and Christopher Weber. The world

number six. He will be a big force

2:04:142:04:19

in the four-man event as well, so

here goes Johannes Lochner and like

2:04:192:04:23

Justin Kripps he can start really

well. Justin Kripps is put the

2:04:232:04:29

pressure on here. Johannes Jonker

needs a 4.9 start to get underway to

2:04:292:04:32

give him any chance that all of

matching what Justin Kripps did.

2:04:322:04:38

Only just behind and it keeps him in

contention. He is slightly behind on

2:04:382:04:42

the times from yesterday. The ice

temperature of -11 is colder than

2:04:422:04:48

yesterday and maybe that will affect

Nico Walther at the start. His

2:04:482:04:54

equipment is not quite suited to ice

being that cold. Will it be the same

2:04:542:04:58

for these Germans? This is one of

the top pilots and he has been

2:04:582:05:01

perfect so far. Look about for line,

that is one of the best lines with

2:05:012:05:06

scene, but has he overdriven the

sled and can catch up with the

2:05:062:05:09

Canadians and his team-mate at the

bottom or will he keep dropping

2:05:092:05:12

back.

The world number six bearing

come to their finish now. Let us see

2:05:122:05:20

where they go second. Nico Walther

has dropped back to third place

2:05:202:05:25

after having held the lead a few

moments ago. Justin Kripps then Joe

2:05:252:05:30

Johannes Lochner and Nico Walther

and that is the new order as run

2:05:302:05:34

three really develops. It was a good

run for them and a new time of

2:05:342:05:39

49.09, exactly the same as Justin

Kripps. Great work.

This will be the

2:05:392:05:44

difference between the top guys.

They are one hundredths slower than

2:05:442:05:48

the Canadians at the start but

exactly the same time at the bottom.

2:05:482:05:53

It is exactly nothing so all of

these top pilots, the first one to

2:05:532:05:56

flinch will lose out on a medal and

at the moment that is Nico Walther.

2:05:562:06:03

Johannes Lochner and Christopher

Weber in good shape. Next one of two

2:06:032:06:10

leading pairings who have been

talking greatly about how they are

2:06:102:06:13

struggling with the second corner.

It is vital for the Latvians. Oskars

2:06:132:06:20

Melbardis and Janis Strenga is the

brakeman. World number eight and

2:06:202:06:24

they are looking forward hopefully

for some ratification from the IOC

2:06:242:06:27

to see if they get their bronze in

the two man from Sochi and gold in

2:06:272:06:33

the four-man, that is for the future

but their immediate problem now is

2:06:332:06:36

to get of Justin Kripps and Johannes

Jonker.

Their medals cannot be won

2:06:362:06:42

at this particular point but they

can certainly be lost. If he doesn't

2:06:422:06:46

get this second corner right it

could be his medal chance gone so he

2:06:462:06:49

really needs to focus on getting it

right. They are good starting pair

2:06:492:06:52

and they have good equipment. It

drives phenomenally well. He is an

2:06:522:06:57

Olympic medallist in two man and

Olympic champion in for but he did a

2:06:572:07:02

lot of work there and I am not sure

he will get through OK. It is good.

2:07:022:07:06

We did a lot of work on won by you

got through the corner OK and he is

2:07:062:07:10

in touch and within one tents. These

guys were quick yesterday but they

2:07:102:07:13

made mistakes of the second run so

as long as they can smooth things

2:07:132:07:18

out he should be able to stay in

contention and maybe even moved back

2:07:182:07:22

into the first spot, but can he get

close enough to the leaders.

His

2:07:222:07:28

first run was the quickest we've

seen so far but the second run was

2:07:282:07:33

really disappointing. Which Oskars

Melbardis will we see here?

There

2:07:332:07:37

was nothing between these top

pilots.

Justin Kripps looks to be

2:07:372:07:41

holding a decent lead and that is

maintained. The Latvian goes into

2:07:412:07:45

third place them. Oskars Melbardis,

49.08, there has been 100th of a

2:07:452:07:53

second in this third run between the

top three.

That is identical to his

2:07:532:08:01

top run yesterday so there is

consistency there when they get the

2:08:012:08:05

second corner right. The problem may

now have is that there is only

2:08:052:08:10

hundredths between them so one of

them has to put in an outstanding

2:08:102:08:13

run if they are to challenge Justin

Kripps for the gold on the next run.

2:08:132:08:18

One of those people could be coming

up next.

Absolutely. Francesco

2:08:182:08:25

Friedrich is the German. Brad Hall

will come in three athletes time the

2:08:252:08:28

Great Britain. He starts in seventh

place. Francesco Friedrich has also

2:08:282:08:34

been talking about how corner too

has been messing with his mind. He

2:08:342:08:39

has been under steering and over

steering. The world number two and

2:08:392:08:43

the four-time world champion in the

two-man bob. Can Francesco Friedrich

2:08:432:08:47

get it right now and keep himself in

medal contention?

The fastest

2:08:472:08:52

starting team. If he gets this right

we are in trouble. He is through

2:08:522:08:56

their clean this time. He has worked

it out. Now normally in the two-man

2:08:562:09:01

sled Everyman at the championships

in the last 40 years, this guy has

2:09:012:09:07

been top. It didn't work for him in

Sochi because the equipment for the

2:09:072:09:10

whole German team wasn't quite

running properly but is this where

2:09:102:09:13

he will close in and put pressure on

the other menace? A little tap but

2:09:132:09:19

he is starting to close. He has

phenomenal equipment. He is not

2:09:192:09:23

usually this back and he will have

to fight to become Olympic champion

2:09:232:09:27

from this far point.

He is very high

and ragged through 16 that he has

2:09:272:09:35

closed and look at that turn record

for him. He is now breathing down

2:09:352:09:39

the neck of Justin Kripps, the great

Francesco Friedrich, Germany

2:09:392:09:43

desperate want to win this Olympic

title back. They have made no show

2:09:432:09:47

at Sochi but Francesco Friedrich

sits back in again.

You can see what

2:09:472:09:51

that means to him. He knows and they

both know what that run was. It was

2:09:512:09:55

perfect and that was run he should

have had yesterday. If he had that

2:09:552:10:00

run yesterday there would be no one

in contention for the gold at this

2:10:002:10:03

point. That is the quality that this

guy brings and this team brings

2:10:032:10:07

because they are both world

champions in two man. This will be a

2:10:072:10:11

thriller down to the wire.

The five

main contenders are now separated

2:10:112:10:16

from gold medal position to fifth by

13 one hundredths of a second.

That

2:10:162:10:22

line shows you the difference

between the pack. They are almost

2:10:222:10:26

identical with just inches between

the difference in lines and that

2:10:262:10:29

could be the equipment and how they

find speed in the corners. That was

2:10:292:10:34

the run he needed to put down to put

pressure on everyone else.

The

2:10:342:10:41

brakeman was thrilled there. Now,

not out of it but with having to up

2:10:412:10:45

his game massively is Oskars

Kibermaris with Matiss Miknis his

2:10:452:10:52

brakeman. This pairing world number

four and they were fourth in the

2:10:522:10:54

World Championships. The best World

Cup finish was a third. They are

2:10:542:11:00

usually superb starters together.

Their second Olympic Games for young

2:11:002:11:10

Oskars Kibermanis who is just 24.

Let's see what they can do.

2:11:102:11:18

Let's see what they can do.

That is

the start they needed. They got good

2:11:182:11:20

velocity at the top but a little

mistake there with a little tap and

2:11:202:11:24

that is not what he needs if he

needs to put himself forward. A

2:11:242:11:26

mistake there, the same as others

and it cost them a bit of time. They

2:11:262:11:33

are just little mistakes. He needs

to drive better than this to put

2:11:332:11:37

himself towards the medals if he

wants to be in contention and

2:11:372:11:40

unfortunately at the moment, as he

just now is that Per Spett, this is

2:11:402:11:45

not going to work for him and he

will not put it back and that was

2:11:452:11:48

another mistake there. Little bits

here and there are just costing time

2:11:482:11:52

and it is the difference between the

top five pilots and him and he will

2:11:522:11:58

stay sick.

Look at that, half a

second off the top guys.

2:11:582:12:05

second off the top guys.

He will

stay six.

He just might, if Brad

2:12:082:12:14

Hall can have a flyer now, he might

nick ahead of him for sixth place.

2:12:142:12:21

It is a possibility. Yellow

McCreight is a possibility. Brad has

2:12:212:12:26

been driving really well but he

needs to have a good run because

2:12:262:12:30

behind then it is 100th and it is

really packed and condensed in this

2:12:302:12:36

seventh to 12th so any mistakes and

he could drop back three or four

2:12:362:12:39

places and then you have to do all

of the work again for the final run.

2:12:392:12:44

Strange that after turn four, that

bump that Oskars Kibermanis had. It

2:12:442:12:51

has cost him and Nico Walther there.

That is a great shot and I wish they

2:12:512:12:56

would use it more. They only used it

once yesterday.

That might be if or

2:12:562:13:00

today then! I hope you enjoyed it

even though it was brief.

Proby cost

2:13:002:13:06

thousands of pounds to create. Here

we go for Great Britain.

Remember

2:13:062:13:11

that Brad in this two-man event is

world ranked number 19 and he has

2:13:112:13:16

never finished higher in a World Cup

on two-man bob than 13th. Here he

2:13:162:13:25

on two-man bob than 13th. Here he is

in seventh place at an Olympic

2:13:302:13:32

Games. Canny get under five seconds

for his start? He is bang on.

That

2:13:322:13:35

is a good start for those guys. Now,

when we talk about little bits of

2:13:352:13:37

history, that was not the run he

needed out of that corner. Settle

2:13:372:13:40

into this, Brad, we know you can

drive this track. Another tap. The

2:13:402:13:43

same mistakes that Oskars Kibermanis

was making. When we talk about the

2:13:432:13:46

history of this event it might not

be down to the medals. The brakeman

2:13:462:13:56

here is probably the first man to

compete in the 100 metres in the

2:13:562:13:59

summer Olympics and beer brakeman

here in the winter. If the first

2:13:592:14:03

person to do that. Brad just needs

to keep this together.

Mistakes at

2:14:032:14:10

two and four have cost him and he

has fallen one second behind the

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Canadians in the gold medal position

at the moment. Brad Hall then, his

2:14:142:14:19

heat three time was 49.67 and I am

afraid that is a long way short of

2:14:192:14:26

his 49.37 in-run number one.

Like we

said, the Austrian coming up next is

2:14:262:14:31

100 behind him and one behind him is

100th. Everybody is condensed and

2:14:312:14:39

that run could drop Brad back a few

places and that is unfortunate.

2:14:392:14:47

Great lines in some parts of the

track and he is still driving

2:14:472:14:49

relatively well. You can see one of

the most animated coaches on the

2:14:492:14:55

circuit there. A British guy and

ex-Royal Air Force and this is is

2:14:552:15:00

tense Olympic Games. He competed in

two Olympic stadia 's been coaching

2:15:002:15:03

for that money as well.

After Brad

Hall, and as you said, just

2:15:032:15:08

breathing right down his neck, the

Austrian pair. Benjamin Meyer going

2:15:082:15:13

together with Markus Sammer. They

start this third run just 100th of a

2:15:132:15:23

second behind Brad Hall.

2:15:232:15:33

And they go again, 4.93.

That is a

big start, can cared to Joel and

2:15:352:15:42

Brad, and this could which puts them

in front of of the British bearing.

2:15:422:15:46

He has got a really soft setup on

this, you can see by the front of

2:15:462:15:51

the college and how the runners are

just sinking into the corners, but

2:15:512:15:54

that is what you want, you need as

soft they setup as you can get to be

2:15:542:15:59

as fast as you need to. Sometimes

it's just finding that balance

2:15:592:16:03

between the setup, as we now come to

the fastest part of the course.

2:16:032:16:08

Little slide there into the big

curve 14 and into the speed trap.

2:16:082:16:13

Just going at 86mph.

I think they're

going to fall behind slightly. Yeah,

2:16:132:16:17

they go seventh.

2:16:172:16:29

Anybody who can get that sort of

time from here on in is going to do

2:16:292:16:33

themselves a huge favour.

You could

see as the Rico Peter comes up this

2:16:332:16:40

straight, you can see his face

physically screwed up in the helmet

2:16:402:16:45

as he is working hard. -- as the

brakeman comes up. Big Markus Sammer

2:16:452:16:50

on the back and he's really

struggling to stop the sled.

Great

2:16:502:16:56

rear-view of the start into turn

number one. Very hard to get through

2:16:562:17:03

that chicane clean. Benjamin Maier,

getting married soon, of course. To

2:17:032:17:09

this Gellert an athlete from Canada.

The ice and pitcher, really

2:17:092:17:20

important, is currently -11. The

Korean pairing had a fairly moderate

2:17:202:17:27

run number one but they went a good

deal quicker with a much faster

2:17:272:17:31

second run. Are they just warming to

their task, do you think?

They

2:17:312:17:36

certainly are, and I'm just

thinking, with the ice being this

2:17:362:17:41

cold, does it suits the Korean

equipment? Maybe they've said, this

2:17:412:17:47

is what our runners work best in -

can you just crank the ice up a bit

2:17:472:17:55

for us, please? You wouldn't expect

any mistakes from this pilot,

2:17:552:18:01

because he's the one who has had the

most runs around this track. A

2:18:012:18:05

couple of years ago he won the World

Cup, and they were really on the

2:18:052:18:10

crest of a wave, and then they've

just dropped off a little bit over

2:18:102:18:13

the past couple of seasons when

their head coach passed away

2:18:132:18:16

suddenly, and you can see how

perfect he is through there but this

2:18:162:18:19

is not the run which he needs to put

himself up towards the medals.

No,

2:18:192:18:23

it's not. He has got his eyes

potentially on sixth, maybe seventh.

2:18:232:18:30

Coming out of 15 clean and here's

the finish... The big crowd cheering

2:18:302:18:33

all the way. And they go sixth. With

a time of 49.1, you can't argue with

2:18:332:18:43

that, that is a splendid run,

they're getting quicker and quicker.

2:18:432:18:46

They are and that is the fourth

fastest run of the day. When the ice

2:18:462:18:51

was soft, yesterday, at about -6,

their equipment wasn't running so

2:18:512:18:58

well so they might have cranked it

up a little bit today. As we have a

2:18:582:19:04

great view into the first corner

from the camera on the noise around

2:19:042:19:09

the big curve. -- on the nose. And

this is coming into the final corner

2:19:092:19:15

now. The Koreans getting plenty of

camera time.

Yeah, as you would

2:19:152:19:22

expect. I bet they are wishing they

could have six runs, not four Tricia

2:19:222:19:25

certainly! So, Yunjong Won and

Youngwoo Seo do really well. Now,

2:19:252:19:32

Brad Hall is down in ninth. The

Canadian support has been very

2:19:322:19:42

strong all Olympics long.

2:19:422:19:48

strong all Olympics long. Now, Nick

Poloniato and Jesse Lumsden are

2:19:482:19:49

about to go together just their

first Olympics, world-ranked number

2:19:492:19:53

nine. Regular sub-5 starters and

they have done it again.

Nick

2:19:532:20:00

Poloniato has been a bit

inconsistent on this track and when

2:20:002:20:05

he has got it right he has been one

of the fastest. So, he can driver

2:20:052:20:09

distracted or he's just a little bit

inconsistent, with his inexperience.

2:20:092:20:14

If he puts a run in here, there is

no reason why he can't move up a few

2:20:142:20:19

spots. We see him working hard into

corner eight. A bit of a tweak to

2:20:192:20:24

keep off the wall added that was as

good as we've seen from anybody.

2:20:242:20:28

This is a good, clean run but is it

fast enough? Is the temperature

2:20:282:20:32

helping his equipment? There is

nothing between these top riders.

2:20:322:20:35

No-one is getting 15 wrong

2:20:352:20:39

nothing between these top riders.

No-one is getting 15 wrong, which

2:20:392:20:39

can be tricky. We saw that in the

event last year. And he nips ahead

2:20:392:20:44

of Brad Hall, who is now in tenth.

That was relatively speaking

2:20:442:20:55

disappointing, costing him places.

Just a few too many mistakes, but

2:20:552:20:58

when we look at the difference in

ice temperatures, the control that

2:20:582:21:02

Brad did not seem to have today

could be because the ice is that

2:21:022:21:09

much colder today. Because all of

these guys are now coming down three

2:21:092:21:14

tenths faster than Brad whereas they

were a tenth behind him. So it would

2:21:142:21:18

not surprise me if we see Brad back

in 12th place, but hopefully not,

2:21:182:21:24

hopefully he will stay where he is.

So, from one Canadian to another,

2:21:242:21:34

this is Christopher Spring together

with Lascelles Brown. World-ranked

2:21:342:21:37

number three, this page if spring at

his third Games. Fifth in Sochi. --

2:21:372:21:47

this pair. Brakeman Lascelles Brown,

at his fifth Olympic Games, is 43

2:21:472:21:53

years old. They beat Kripps at

Whistler in November. Kripps, our

2:21:532:22:00

leader at the moment.

2:22:002:22:05

leader at the moment.

One of the

oldest competitors, Lascelles Brown

2:22:052:22:07

is an absolute machine! Chris makes

a couple of mistakes at the front.

2:22:072:22:13

What a phenomenal athlete, who

trains are so well to keep himself

2:22:132:22:16

in shape, and he's stellar quality

athlete, still one of the world's

2:22:162:22:20

best even with him being slightly

older, almost OAP status in the

2:22:202:22:25

sport. But this is a tidy run from

Chris, apart from those little

2:22:252:22:31

mistakes at the top, but he's not

really gaining where he needs to. Is

2:22:312:22:34

this going to put him in front of

bad or not? That's what we need to

2:22:342:22:38

focus on at the moment.

There's

going to be very little in that. And

2:22:382:22:43

as he crosses the line... He is

tenth. And Brad Hall drops another

2:22:432:22:49

place to 11th. But Spring, having

come in as world number three, it is

2:22:492:22:55

clear his medal chance has

completely gone. This is a

2:22:552:23:00

disappointing Games for him.

It is

and in training he's been really,

2:23:002:23:03

really vast. Sometimes he is in the

top three. And he was one of the

2:23:032:23:08

guys that I had down for a potential

medal, because the top six were so

2:23:082:23:13

consistent that he was one of them.

But it's just not happening for him

2:23:132:23:16

in the race. Again, maybe it's just

down to publicly hasn't quite found

2:23:162:23:21

the line, or his equipment is not

working as well, or it is now race

2:23:212:23:26

day and he is not so relaxed. Maybe

he's now saving it for the former

2:23:262:23:33

next week and he is just going to

tune himself back in.

Got to shrug

2:23:332:23:37

that disappointment off. What a

hurly-burly few weeks it has been

2:23:372:23:41

for the next pilot, Justin Olsen of

the United States, with Evan

2:23:412:23:47

Weinstock, his brakeman. Justin

Olsen had his appendix out on the

2:23:472:23:53

5th of February here, hospitalised

for two days. His first training run

2:23:532:23:56

was on the 15th, and here he is, the

best of the American three teams

2:23:562:24:01

here. Justin Olsen managed to find

speed as well, one of the few teams

2:24:012:24:07

to improve his first run time, to

get into second. Here's a great

2:24:072:24:14

competitor, he has still got his

hospital tag on his left hand to

2:24:142:24:18

spur him on. Away goes Justin Olsen

with Evan Weinstock. And they want a

2:24:182:24:23

sub-5 start - they've got it again,

what a competitor he is.

He

2:24:232:24:27

certainly is. And he's the only

American pilot, the least

2:24:272:24:32

experienced among them but the only

one who is getting through that

2:24:322:24:35

transition. We will see with the

others later run that they have

2:24:352:24:44

struggled through that transition

and that is why they are so far back

2:24:442:24:49

because of what they did on that

yesterday. Hopefully this is the run

2:24:492:24:52

which will help move him forward but

I don't think he has got any chance

2:24:522:24:57

of getting into the medals, Justin

Olsen.

And Brad Hall looks like

2:24:572:25:02

staying in 11th place here. Olsen

one of the few to hit the wall out

2:25:022:25:07

of 15, slightly ragged there. And he

stays 12th. Justin Olsen and Evan

2:25:072:25:14

Weinstock, and you fear it is not

going to get much better. As you

2:25:142:25:18

say, John, the other two teams have

been doing different, struggling a

2:25:182:25:21

bit.

I don't know whether he's

trying to take his helmet off... Is

2:25:212:25:28

maybe just waiting to for him to get

out, whether he's got something

2:25:282:25:34

caught. There is something not quite

right, whether he's just making

2:25:342:25:37

sure... Because he has been saying

his stomach still feels a little bit

2:25:372:25:43

bruised at times. You can see the

difference in the lines between

2:25:432:25:49

Kripps in the Canadian sled and the

American slate of Justin Olsen. How

2:25:492:25:55

much the Canadian sled is just

pulling away, and that is real-time

2:25:552:25:58

footage through that corner. It

jumps out a little bit here, and

2:25:582:26:02

that will knock him back into the

corner. We've got to find a little

2:26:022:26:08

more muscle at the start there.

Yeah, they're just hoping to start a

2:26:082:26:14

little bit faster to keep them in

the mix. Most of them pilots around

2:26:142:26:17

that area will be looking for top

ten.

Nice to get some analysis of

2:26:172:26:21

his run there from Justin Olsen.

Next is the popular

2:26:212:26:30

Next is the popular Swiss Peter

Rico, who also found time between

2:26:302:26:34

run one and run two, when he was a

key tenths quicker. You don't

2:26:342:26:41

usually get under five seconds,

these two, and they have just missed

2:26:412:26:44

it again. By this high Olympic

standard, that is a fairly moderate

2:26:442:26:49

start.

Yes, it is but it is keeping

them in the mix with the middle of

2:26:492:26:52

the table, and that is sort of where

he is again. Peter Rico has got a

2:26:522:27:03

little bit of a the loose style of

driving. He likes to use the walls a

2:27:032:27:06

lot. Sometimes you're like, that was

amazing, and the next run he is

2:27:062:27:11

smashing off the walls but he is

still quick and you're trying to

2:27:112:27:14

work out how. He just hasn't quite

had it in the two-man this year. He

2:27:142:27:22

was quick in the four man so maybe

it will be next week for him.

Again,

2:27:222:27:32

that is a shade quicker than run

two. A bit like the Koreans, he is

2:27:322:27:36

improving, but not quick enough, I'm

afraid. And there is not much

2:27:362:27:43

movement going along now but

everybody is condensing.

2:27:432:27:49

everybody is condensing. It is all

still really close. For the final

2:27:512:27:55

run if you make one mistake you can

still fall back, as we see this

2:27:552:27:59

great

2:27:592:28:04

great camera shot as we come down

the Dragon's Tail, as it's called.

2:28:042:28:07

As we come into the big G-force

corner, 12.

They're treating us

2:28:072:28:15

today with that point of view cam!

Must have been listening! Next

2:28:152:28:20

further Czech Republic, in his

second Olympic

2:28:202:28:35

Games, with his regular brakeman.

World ranked number 24, so a a bit

2:28:352:28:41

like Brad Hall, to find themselves

in 14th place here is a significant

2:28:412:28:45

step forward. Can they hold it

together now for run three?

If I

2:28:452:28:52

remember rightly they touched the

wall on both sides yesterday, a

2:28:522:28:54

little mistake. But he's a very

inexperienced pilot, he has only

2:28:542:29:02

been driving two years, and one of

the reasons why potentially he is in

2:29:022:29:08

it is because everybody has had

limited experience on this track,

2:29:082:29:13

which almost makes it a level

playing field. And that is one of

2:29:132:29:17

the best slides through there. It

shows that he knows the track. He

2:29:172:29:22

just hasn't got the skills to get

down without any mistakes. He's just

2:29:222:29:25

making little mistakes. On most

corners.

He's not going to into

2:29:252:29:32

trouble Brad Hall, that's for sure.

Brad Hall will stay in 11th. The

2:29:322:29:36

cheque Acra pair are in 14th,

exactly where they started, with a

2:29:362:29:39

fairly routine run. -- the Czech

pair. And that is exactly the same

2:29:392:29:50

time as Brad Hall had on that run,

and that's why Brad has copped from

2:29:502:29:56

seventh back to 11th, and it is

costly - you can't make any

2:29:562:29:58

mistakes.

2:29:582:30:05

He is using all of the ice there and

a bit of the wood to push himself

2:30:072:30:11

across. A great young pairing and I

think towards the next Olympic in

2:30:112:30:16

four years these will be a real

threat potentially.

Now the 15th

2:30:162:30:21

pair to go will be from Austria.

They are my curse track all waiting

2:30:212:30:29

together with Kilian Walch together.

-- Markus Treichl. He has been

2:30:292:30:36

improving his ranking year-on-year

and he is still only 24. Markus

2:30:362:30:41

Treichl normally can be relied on

for a five second start. Let us see

2:30:412:30:46

how well years away. 4.9 eight.

I

think there was a little issue at

2:30:462:30:51

the start there. The brakeman didn't

hit in time and he was a bit behind.

2:30:512:30:56

They got 4.98 off that and if they

get it right there are maybe a

2:30:562:30:59

couple more 100th at the top. He has

had some really good friends down

2:30:592:31:03

here. For a guy who has been driving

for a couple of years, for his

2:31:032:31:08

experience, wary of that, he is

overachieving on his expectations of

2:31:082:31:13

where he wanted to be. You will

never be a medal contender but

2:31:132:31:16

certainly to be in the top 15 when

he has not really ever made the top

2:31:162:31:20

20 before is a real step up for him

and hopefully that is good, as he

2:31:202:31:25

just makes little mistakes here and

there on the way down.

Yes, they are

2:31:252:31:29

costly Brad Hall will hold his 11th

position and Markus Treichl will not

2:31:292:31:33

get close to him. 14th place for the

Austrian. Now the next few, of

2:31:332:31:39

course, all they are really worried

about is not necessarily moving up

2:31:392:31:42

the table with any pretensions of

winning anything but to get a fourth

2:31:422:31:46

round. Of course you have to be in

the top 20 and we are now down to

2:31:462:31:51

the final half of run number three.

See how his hands slipped and that

2:31:512:31:57

is because he just went a little bit

early and the brakeman didn't it and

2:31:572:32:01

he is almost running into a static

slogan that is not good as the

2:32:012:32:04

driver to run into something that is

not moving. You want the brakeman to

2:32:042:32:08

move it a couple of inches before

you get onto it and that is what

2:32:082:32:13

happens. That combination of errors

there, there was a good chance he

2:32:132:32:19

could be pushed on the second run

which is a good start for him.

Next

2:32:192:32:26

ago our perilous Romanians I have

taken quite a shine to because they

2:32:262:32:30

are so young and so massively

overachieving. Both Mihai Tentea,

2:32:302:32:36

the pilot and Nicolae Daroczi, the

brakeman are both still only 19. The

2:32:362:32:42

youngest pair in the event and they

find themselves in 16th place. They

2:32:422:32:49

have had a little bit of experience

at World Championships but they got

2:32:492:32:53

nowhere near the top 30. This is a

real success story from Romania.

It

2:32:532:33:00

certainly is. It is a young pairing

that have come here with no real

2:33:002:33:08

experience as we see there, the

brakeman almost fell into the slide,

2:33:082:33:11

that was a big mistake, said this

will drop them back down the order

2:33:112:33:14

because that will have killed their

velocity. If he could drive well, he

2:33:142:33:19

just made a little mistake there, it

is not going as smooth as yesterday,

2:33:192:33:24

that might... The driver will have

felt the issue with the brakeman

2:33:242:33:28

there and it may be affected him

down the run. He doesn't even know

2:33:282:33:31

he is in. It might felt get the

sled. In fact quite eye and that is

2:33:312:33:36

because he is a novice and that is

just the way it works. We will see

2:33:362:33:41

how this goes for them but they will

be struggling to stay in the top 20.

2:33:412:33:47

It is a shame because their first

runs were really good but this has

2:33:472:33:52

been really ragged and buy some way

that is their slowest run of the

2:33:522:33:57

three so far. But we stress again

that they are so run -- so young and

2:33:572:34:03

their inexperience was bound to

catch them at some stage.

Hopefully

2:34:032:34:07

we will have a good look at the

start but something like that it is

2:34:072:34:10

imperative that the brakeman gets in

the sled because if he falls off or

2:34:102:34:13

doesn't get in then they get

disqualified. As he goes to get in

2:34:132:34:17

he just catches his feet and the

reason he has done that is because

2:34:172:34:21

he has probably ran a couple of

steps to far and he just can't keep

2:34:212:34:25

up with the sled.

Justin Kripps

leads with Brad

2:34:252:34:30

up with the sled.

Justin Kripps

leads with Brad Hall in 11th place.

2:34:302:34:32

We will leave that for now and Great

Britain had a disappointing third

2:34:322:34:37

run with Brad Hall slipping down

from seventh to 11th and they go in

2:34:372:34:42

reverse order on their fourth run.

We will join that as the medals are

2:34:422:34:48

decided. We are going to focus now

on curling because the Great Britain

2:34:482:34:53

women are in a tie at fourth place

with three games left. They have got

2:34:532:34:56

to finish top four to make the

knockout stages. To put it simply,

2:34:562:35:01

they really need to beat

Switzerland.

They really do because

2:35:012:35:05

their two remaining games after this

are Japan and Canada who are both in

2:35:052:35:08

the mix with Britain in fighting for

the top four so it would make things

2:35:082:35:12

a lot easier if they win this game

yet.

We join it lie very shortly but

2:35:122:35:17

first we will catch up on the key

moment so far and the end of end one

2:35:172:35:22

we have a situation here, just talk

us through this house, Rohner.

2:35:222:35:28

Switzerland were lying three and Eve

played a great shot there as she

2:35:282:35:32

came in and she came in and I am

surprised that Switzerland are not

2:35:322:35:35

just following a rent because she

could draw in and freeze on top of

2:35:352:35:39

that but she chose to play Agard.

This is the Swiss skip.

She has

2:35:392:35:48

chosen to guard and say that Britain

have won and there is no way they

2:35:482:35:52

will get in for two and that is only

the first end and she may be doesn't

2:35:522:35:58

want to make take chances but she

plays the guy that she wanted to and

2:35:582:36:01

maybe she could have come in and put

pressure on Britain there.

Ship

2:36:012:36:06

coming to block it further down Eve

would've had no way through but it

2:36:062:36:11

still looks very hard to get a stone

anywhere near the centre.

2:36:112:36:17

Absolutely. She could have followed

her with the red stone. Switzerland

2:36:172:36:22

have struggled this week. They are a

strong team so I think it is just

2:36:222:36:26

lack of confidence.

Eve as Amer and

shoot as options, what are they?

Is

2:36:262:36:33

not a lot. You can see the red in

the house on the left-hand side and

2:36:332:36:39

she is trying to nick it, very thin,

she can't see any of that stone. She

2:36:392:36:45

is just trying to make it thin into

four foot so this is a really tricky

2:36:452:36:49

shot at the end of the first end.

On

a scale of one to ten, how tricky?

2:36:492:36:56

No very. 9.5. To get the line just

right and just make it. Bear in mind

2:36:562:37:03

that this team had a hog line

violation in the last game against

2:37:032:37:10

Sweden but they'd taken to in this

first end really against the run of

2:37:102:37:15

play.

That was a great result on the

first end. They got off to a great

2:37:152:37:20

start there.

The second end was

blank to so GB are still 2-0 ahead

2:37:202:37:25

and they going into and three but

Switzerland have the hammer.

Eve was

2:37:252:37:32

unlucky when she tried to hit their

and her red just is showing that it

2:37:322:37:38

didn't bury behind the guard. It

gives Switzerland an opportunity to

2:37:382:37:42

play a thin double full four but

again lack of confidence from her,

2:37:422:37:46

she is playing with a shot. A tap

back the two. She is trying to tap

2:37:462:37:51

the read through. She could have got

a thin double full four but happy to

2:37:512:37:58

take two I think.

Had to come up

with the magic shot Switzerland

2:37:582:38:04

would have been 4-2 in front but as

it is they scored 2-2 at the end of

2:38:042:38:09

three ends and we will go there

shortly but first I want your

2:38:092:38:12

reaction to Brad Hall on that drive,

the third run for the GB men?

2:38:122:38:18

Gutting, absolutely gutting. He made

the mistake at Perth to which it

2:38:182:38:21

said tricky because it is designed

to throw you into the war. He had a

2:38:212:38:25

great start but he got the mistake

of being thrown into the wall

2:38:252:38:38

and the unsettled him. It went on

and on and it was his most scrappy

2:38:422:38:45

run by far. Let us not be confused,

yesterday was phenomenal. It was

2:38:452:38:48

fantastic and we all hoped for the

dream and we coped to continuing

2:38:482:38:50

carry on in the top seven or even

climb up some places but I guess

2:38:502:38:53

this is still a learning experience

for him and it is not his strong

2:38:532:38:56

event and I guess that run there was

more of a reflection of where he is.

2:38:562:38:59

It is just a shame because his other

runs were brilliant.

11th place and

2:38:592:39:02

going in reverse order some pine

after 2pm we will show you that. Now

2:39:022:39:05

let us head to the curling live. We

have had a strong start for the GB

2:39:052:39:10

win and it is potentially nervy for

Switzerland but the guys who were

2:39:102:39:14

watching every stone being thrown

our Steve Cram and Jackie Lockhart.

2:39:142:39:20

Eve Muirhead is sitting and watching

as Anna Sloan, the third, sends down

2:39:252:39:33

the first of her two stones in this

forfend. All tied up and Switzerland

2:39:332:39:40

are playing pretty well. Great

Britain started well. That is better

2:39:402:39:45

and it just picks up a read at the

back and that was a little unlucky

2:39:452:39:48

there. It has cleared things up a

little bit out front because this

2:39:482:39:51

was starting to look a bit tricky

for Eve Muirhead.

Now shot.

Can't

2:39:512:39:58

been there well, maybe.

2:39:582:40:09

been there well, maybe.

This is the

Swiss third who has had a cracking

2:40:092:40:11

game so far. She hasn't put a foot

wrong. A match which Great Britain

2:40:112:40:18

really need to win here. They have

got three wins and three losses and

2:40:182:40:23

the matches taking place elsewhere.

She won't be too happy about that.

2:40:232:40:30

She re-wanted to stay in the middle

there just roll over and just cover

2:40:302:40:34

her corner guard but what she has

done is left us an opportunity now.

2:40:342:40:40

This is where we capitalised on the

end that we picked up a two and we

2:40:402:40:44

played a nice freeze.

Yes, just to

reiterate, Great Britain need to get

2:40:442:40:52

at least five wins. Six would be

great but they have a difficult

2:40:522:40:56

run-in with three top teams

Switzerland is one of them. They

2:40:562:40:58

have to play Canada in their last

match as well so Eve Muirhead knows

2:40:582:41:02

how important when it is. This has

got to keep going here, it hasn't

2:41:022:41:07

got much on it, they must weep as

hard as they can. Not quite where

2:41:072:41:14

she wanted it. Just to underline

that, the couple of matches that are

2:41:142:41:20

of interest today are taking place

on the other sheets. China play the

2:41:202:41:23

USA and they are both on the same

record as Great Britain so one of

2:41:232:41:27

them will end up with four wins and

it is Korea who are leading the

2:41:272:41:35

table which is as much of a surprise

to career as anyone else! They have

2:41:352:41:40

five wins and one loss in Sweden are

also going well. Korea are not

2:41:402:41:43

playing well tonight -- Korea are

not playing tonight so we have less

2:41:432:41:50

of a crowded. Britain are added bit

of a logjam in the middle. Several

2:41:502:41:55

teams all started this session with

three wins and three losses. Silvana

2:41:552:42:00

Turin is only, that says 100% but I

am not sure if that is right. I am

2:42:002:42:04

not sure who is marking it. I am not

sure that she has shot 100% here but

2:42:042:42:12

she has started well. It is Eve

Muirhead who in the first end had a

2:42:122:42:17

couple of great stones.

2:42:172:42:26

couple of great stones. Then

limiting Switzerland to two in the

2:42:262:42:30

third and it looked like they might

even get more, so just trying to

2:42:302:42:33

work something here, even. I think

they are lying two now. Yes, they

2:42:332:42:39

are. No I think they are probably

actually lying three at the moment

2:42:392:42:44

but we still have a great

opportunity.

Eve played a great

2:42:442:42:48

freeze in the first end so we want

to look to something very similar

2:42:482:42:51

and right on the T-line. Just in

front of the Swiss yellow stone.

The

2:42:512:42:59

point about that is she will then

try to have it in a position where

2:42:592:43:02

it cannot be moved and certainly not

moved easily. Then if you are lying

2:43:022:43:06

shot with that you always have the

chance to come in with your last

2:43:062:43:09

stone and get your two. I would not

have

2:43:092:43:20

have that they're where it says Eve

Muirhead with 83% accuracy, I am not

2:43:202:43:24

sure that is right. Does this have a

chance? It will curl and it will

2:43:242:43:28

bounce of this, when it? Just a bit?

That is a real...

80 shot but it can

2:43:282:43:36

be moved. It is lying shot but it

can be moved here.

You can hear the

2:43:362:43:42

girls saying sorry but it is

difficult. You don't want it to be

2:43:422:43:45

short and you don't want it to be

long they are trying their best to

2:43:452:43:48

make sure they are managing that

stoned the ice. Eve Posner job is to

2:43:482:43:53

lay about to give them another

chance to be able to sweep it to the

2:43:532:43:59

target.

All in means really is that

there is a good chance here for

2:43:592:44:05

Switzerland to force one rather than

a two. It is pretty open out front

2:44:052:44:09

for Eve Muirhead with a last stone.

Hopefully it will still come in for

2:44:092:44:15

one. This end cannot be blanked with

all of those stones there. I am

2:44:152:44:21

amazed they have given Tirinzoni

100%. Let us see how he comes here.

2:44:212:44:26

It might just be on drawers. 100%.

No goodness me!

2:44:262:44:37

No goodness me! Where is that? She

is saying, keep fit, keep fit. She

2:44:382:44:43

has done well. Eve Muirhead then can

get one here. She has to decide how

2:44:432:44:50

to do it.

2:44:502:44:52

Straightforward nose hit should do

it.

This is going to move.

Yeah,

2:45:032:45:17

hopefully it isn't going to do too

much...

2:45:172:45:22

STEVE CRAM: So, all the affirmation

from her team-mates settling Eve

2:45:262:45:32

down here. This is not quite the

result she would have wanted from

2:45:322:45:35

this end, if it is just the one

shot. Really wanted to try and get

2:45:352:45:41

two, the previous stone didn't quite

end up where she wanted it, and

2:45:412:45:45

Tirinzoni had a fairly

straightforward takeout, and now Eve

2:45:452:45:48

trying to do the same for her one.

And she has managed to do that.

2:45:482:45:53

Despite the fact it is only one,

Great Britain now lead 3-2, and I

2:45:532:45:59

still think Eve is playing very

well. You want your skip to be

2:45:592:46:02

making her shots, because Eve

Muirhead has the ability to carry

2:46:022:46:07

this team all the way through. So,

after the fourth end, Britain lead

2:46:072:46:10

by one. Who did you spot there?

2:46:102:46:17

by one. Who did you spot there?

I

spotted Eve's mum and brother up in

2:46:182:46:20

the crowd and I think Anna's mum

must be in there as well. So, the

2:46:202:46:25

parents have arrived to support

their children. And family.

2:46:252:46:34

their children. And family.

This is

turning out to be a real good scrap,

2:46:342:46:37

isn't it? Both teams are playing

pretty well, the back end if you

2:46:372:46:40

like of the Swiss team, Silvana

Tirinzoni and Esther Neuenschwander,

2:46:402:46:47

making life a little bit more

difficult than Britain would have

2:46:472:46:50

liked. But this is the Olympic Games

and Switzerland are a very, very

2:46:502:46:55

good team. They may have a terrible

record here, they have only won two,

2:46:552:47:02

but they still have a chance, they

know that, if they can win three

2:47:022:47:06

matches, they will have a five and

four record. Play in Great Britain

2:47:062:47:12

here, obviously. And their last two

matches are against Denmark, who

2:47:122:47:16

most teams are managing to overcome,

and their last match is against

2:47:162:47:21

Japan. Japan at the moment are

playing Sweden and that one is 2-1.

2:47:212:47:28

And I can tell you, in the other

match involving two teams in the

2:47:282:47:32

middle of the pack with Great

Britain, USA against China, USA have

2:47:322:47:36

gone 7-1 up in that one after just

three ends.

2:47:362:47:42

JACKIE LOCKHART: China seem to have

come off the boil in the last couple

2:47:422:47:45

of games.

2:47:452:47:54

Yeah, lost heavily to Korea,

although most people have been

2:47:582:48:00

losing to Korea!

2:48:002:48:08

losing to Korea! Team Kim, as they

are known as bus they all have the

2:48:082:48:12

surname Kim, and they have been

sensational. Switzerland have got

2:48:122:48:14

the hammer this time.

2:48:142:48:21

the hammer this time. Don't forget,

this free guard zone means that

2:48:212:48:25

anything outside of the house, until

we have had four stones played, it

2:48:252:48:30

cannot move, you can hit them and

your stone can go out of play but if

2:48:302:48:37

you move the guard out of play it

will be replaced. So, Lauren Gray

2:48:372:48:42

now coming in behind

2:48:422:48:50

now coming in behind that front red.

Don't want it to come into far.

2:48:502:48:54

That's really good!

Nice. Well

swept.

2:48:542:49:06

We were chatting this morning about

the fact that sort of halfway

2:49:082:49:13

through, the stones had a bit of

treatment. And may be explaining

2:49:132:49:20

that people might be surprised to

hear that?

I was actually surprised

2:49:202:49:24

to hear that, because we are using

different stance to what we had in

2:49:242:49:28

the mixed doubles. But seemingly

these stones were running a little

2:49:282:49:32

bit straighter than the players or

the organisers would have liked. So,

2:49:322:49:38

the technicians sandpaper the bottom

of the stone and it gives a bit of

2:49:382:49:45

the curl back in the stone on the

ice surface, so updated that the

2:49:452:49:51

other night. I think a few of the

teams maybe got caught out with the

2:49:512:49:54

swing, but certainly that's what

you're looking for, to get at least

2:49:542:50:00

4ft to 6ft swing. Because then you

can get around guards, you can get

2:50:002:50:07

delicate little tap backs. If the

stones are running really straight,

2:50:072:50:13

it makes for a really boring game.

You can't come in behind.

2:50:132:50:20

STEVE CRAM: Still trying to work at

one in.

2:50:222:50:29

one in. So, Switzerland are going to

try to move some of these outfront

2:50:292:50:34

here. Just wants to clear the path

through with the hammer, to see as

2:50:342:50:41

much as they can.

2:50:412:50:49

We were explaining earlier on that

Manuela Siegrist, playing second

2:50:492:50:56

here, would normally play third.

Most of the time she has played with

2:50:562:50:59

this team she has played third.

Actually just catches that red and

2:50:592:51:03

stays out there.

Yeah, she was

hoping to catch much more of that

2:51:032:51:07

yellow to take the two of them.

So,

she's playing second now, partly

2:51:072:51:11

weeping because of Aine injury she

has suffered, missed a whole season.

2:51:112:51:15

And either she hasn't got back to

good form and has been moved down

2:51:152:51:19

the order, or for whatever reason

the knee isn't allowing her...

2:51:192:51:23

Except even in second position you

have got to play the same shots. She

2:51:232:51:28

has switched places, if you like, in

this team, with Esther

2:51:282:51:31

Neuenschwander, but today, Esther

Neuenschwander is relishing that

2:51:312:51:34

fall. Vicki Adams, always been the

number two.

Yeah, these girls have

2:51:342:51:44

held their positions for quite a few

years now. And all actually very

2:51:442:51:50

individually strong in their

positions.

2:51:502:51:56

positions. Vicki, I'm going to call

her a little pocket rocket, because

2:51:562:52:00

she's really handy in the team when

they need to clear up double guards

2:52:002:52:03

and Fripp guards oft, she's really

good at that and that is what a

2:52:032:52:09

second player has to do. Lauren

really good at setting up the other

2:52:092:52:12

girls. And, you've got to be able to

be an all-rounder when you are the

2:52:122:52:18

vice skipper and then take over, so

everybody has got their own specific

2:52:182:52:21

role. But once again, it is a team

event, and they all need each other.

2:52:212:52:30

Actually quite like to move both of

those, but going for the long one.

2:52:352:52:43

Manuela Siegrist normally is third,

might not have played too many of

2:52:452:52:49

these over the years, necessarily,

just removing the guard. That looks

2:52:492:52:54

a little higher, doesn't it?

2:52:542:53:02

Oh, they've turned the blowers on

again, seriously?! I was feeling

2:53:052:53:09

quite toasty here for a change!

That

will be the ice technicians keeping

2:53:092:53:14

the ice temperature right, not

worrying about us getting cold up

2:53:142:53:17

here in the commentary position!

And

it's partly as it fills up again, we

2:53:172:53:24

get more people in and that affects

the ambient temperature in the

2:53:242:53:27

arena.

2:53:272:53:34

arena. Anna Sloan saying there that

this one is going to Carl bit too

2:53:352:53:39

much. Holding up, just about. Almost

in exactly the same place as the

2:53:392:53:44

previous guard.

-- to curl. We're

keeping putting stuff in the centre

2:53:442:53:52

as bus we would really like to try

and limit Switzerland to one here,

2:53:522:53:56

or even maybe an opportunity to

steal a one. Switzerland with the

2:53:562:54:02

hammer, and they don't want

everything covered. They've knocked

2:54:022:54:06

off the 4ft down the centre as bus

they want that clear. They want to

2:54:062:54:10

try and give themselves an

opportunity of a way in.

You see, in

2:54:102:54:16

second, went on fortune, might have

played... But that is a good shot.

2:54:162:54:20

Still with some options for Britain.

Three stones out front. Great

2:54:202:54:29

Britain still lying shot, that one

closest to the button. So, Eve is

2:54:292:54:35

going to ask Anna Sloan to come

round on that side, the open side as

2:54:352:54:39

we look at it. On the left, from

Anna's point of view.

2:54:392:54:53

Anna's point of view. Sweeping this

really hard. Really hard!

2:54:532:55:02

really hard. Really hard!

They've

done the job. It's a little bit high

2:55:022:55:05

but it has done what they had to do.

So, leaves a dilemma for Silvana

2:55:052:55:12

Tirinzoni, whether she's going to

once again try and take out these

2:55:122:55:16

guards at the top or whether she's

going to try and come in now and tap

2:55:162:55:21

her yellow back. You can hear her

calling for... She wants back tee

2:55:212:55:33

weight, just enough to come in and

tap it. She won't be too bothered if

2:55:332:55:37

she gets a split, she just wants to

create a briefly. -- to create a two

2:55:372:55:45

here. This looks heavy... And

wide...

There was that look on her

2:55:452:55:53

face. It is almost embarrassing if

you send it wide AND heavy. This

2:55:532:55:58

might go past everything. Oh, she

just catches it! Just notches it in

2:55:582:56:03

there as well. Britain still lying

shot.

2:56:032:56:12

shot. She just about got away with

not having total embarrassment

2:56:122:56:14

there.

That actually curled are not

as it came into the house. It did

2:56:142:56:21

get a small kiss on the yellow,

which took the running off, and she

2:56:212:56:25

is sitting third shot in the

background there.

The British

2:56:252:56:33

coaching staff, Kelly Schafer, you

see she's putting her jacket on as

2:56:332:56:35

well. Four levels down from us!

Yeah! She's getting cold sitting

2:56:352:56:44

about doing nothing! Kelly, a very

experienced player for Eve. This is

2:56:442:56:57

Kelly's third Olympic Games and she

went to the Vancouver games in 2010

2:56:572:57:05

with Eve and there she met her

future husband.

2:57:052:57:16

So, stone placement is really

important here. Bring, as far as you

2:57:172:57:22

can into that 8ft. That's nice. --

bring, as far as you can.

So, that's

2:57:222:57:30

improved the situation.

2:57:302:57:38

improved the situation. Sju would

love to shift one of these reds.

2:57:382:57:43

She's got to shift the one that's...

Well, perhaps maybe get the two of

2:57:432:57:52

these, but the yellow, depending on

how she hits it, might almost I want

2:57:522:58:00

to say Circle its way back into the

ring is. If she just catches the

2:58:002:58:03

outside of it. Or is she just trying

to think about driving it in?

I

2:58:032:58:09

think she is. It is a fair bit of

distance, though. You're going to

2:58:092:58:15

see some rocks moving around here.

She's going to try and drive that

2:58:152:58:20

yellow in at the top. She will have

one more stone after this, of

2:58:202:58:24

course. If it doesn't quite work

out.

2:58:242:58:32

out. So, Great Britain just forcing

the issue a little bit. Would love

2:58:362:58:42

to get a steal, it would be great to

go in at half-time two up. So,

2:58:422:58:49

Tirinzoni will try and use her own

stone and give this plenty of oomph.

2:58:492:58:56

Oh, that's going to go past

everything. Well, a mistake there

2:58:562:59:00

from a the Swiss skip. It does not

look like her kind of shot.

No. So,

2:59:002:59:10

a great opportunity here for us to

close the door in this end and try

2:59:102:59:13

and make a steal, and that would be

a great end for us.

So what do you

2:59:132:59:19

do, shot the way in, put a guard

out?

Yep. In fact what you've got to

2:59:192:59:26

do is think of the worst shot that

your opposition wants to play, and

2:59:262:59:29

probably is that. That run back

again. So, if we can close the door

2:59:292:59:35

and put a guard out there and stop

her getting a draw, that's perfect.

2:59:352:59:43

If she makes it, she makes it a, but

you've put a lot of pressure on how

2:59:432:59:46

to do the hardest shot. And she's

not looking too happy with herself

2:59:462:59:51

at the moment.

2:59:512:59:56

Great Britain lead Switzerland by

just one shot here but Switzerland

2:59:583:00:01

have a hammer so this could be a

crucial end. Even your moat -- Eve

3:00:013:00:07

Muirhead needs to make life very

difficult for Tirinzoni with her

3:00:073:00:10

last stone I get the steel and at

the very worst limit them to one.

3:00:103:00:16

You can see where Anna Sloan has

it... Well you can't because we're

3:00:163:00:22

looking down but we will see in a

minute where she had her brush. That

3:00:223:00:27

is where the stone was meant to end

up plans it is not far away from

3:00:273:00:30

that.

3:00:303:00:35

that. Been in good form, the British

skip so far in this match.

3:00:353:00:43

skip so far in this match. Now

Tirinzoni, what you fancy here.

3:00:433:00:54

She doesn't fancy, the drawn-out Eve

has put that there has closed up

3:00:553:00:59

there in terms of a straightforward

shot. What did she decide there? Is

3:00:593:01:04

she still going to try?

Back line.

What can we see from this end?

3:01:043:01:19

What can we see from this end? I

think we are in a really good

3:01:193:01:22

position here? Will she try and tap

the British red? The top red is

3:01:223:01:27

covering the back one. I really do

not know what she is trying here.

3:01:273:01:35

The only thing I can see is that she

will try and come through the gap

3:01:353:01:38

between the two reds that are out in

the front of the house and come down

3:01:383:01:44

on to the top red.

Tap the road onto

the yellow. Use our reds to...

It is

3:01:443:01:57

a difficult shot. She has to get

around everything here and she has

3:01:573:02:00

done. How is this going to sit? Well

done.

A lovely shot. That is a

3:02:003:02:07

cracking shot. They get there one.

That is still a bit of a result for

3:02:073:02:12

Great Britain because we were held

to one in the previous sense in the

3:02:123:02:16

fifth vendor Switzerland pick up

their one and we reach the halfway

3:02:163:02:18

point with this match perfectly

poised. It is Great Britain three,

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Switzerland three, after 5 cents. --

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If you want to take up curling, you

most certainly can! Are you all

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right?

You

you coach a lot of

people, don't you?

I used to.

Do not

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anymore?

And no. I just don't. We

don't have to get into politics

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here!

The main thing is, you would

still encourage people to get into

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curling because you need more

younger people coming in. You'll

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absolutely and this is a great

opportunity for curling at every

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four years we get this publicity so

everyone should try curling events

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and get involved. Both the British

teams out there are very young in

3:03:373:03:41

their general make up and it is a

team game because much as we focus

3:03:413:03:44

on Eve Muirhead because she is the

skip she is ably supported and Anna

3:03:443:03:48

Sloan playing particular well. This

shot here set up the chance of the

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steel but it did not come off in the

end because the Swiss skip played a

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final stone that was a blinder but

Anna Stone Vicki Adams and Lauren

3:03:573:04:00

Gray or play their part because it

is like a game of chess, isn't it?

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Absolutely. Teamwork is so

important, the sweeping the weight

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calls. You can see that the because

this shot is double guarded in their

3:04:103:04:14

house, it really left Switzerland

with a uphill battle and they had to

3:04:143:04:17

spend the rest of the end clear the

guards.

It was the stone before that

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landed in that was really key. Let

us go to the Swiss skip and she is

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under pressure with the hammer and

she has to get something out of this

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and it is not an easy shot to play.

She is only facing one against but

3:04:293:04:40

it is not an easy shot fired to draw

in here, so she is trying to scrape

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past the top guard and tap up the

one in the house to tap hose onto

3:04:443:04:47

the bottom so it is really tricky to

get the weight and malign right

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here. She just passes that top guard

and taps on to the Buckton, what a

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shot!

It is all square and three all

and the important thing about this

3:05:003:05:05

game is that if Great Britain can

win it their fate is in their own

3:05:053:05:10

hands but if they don't win it it

depends on the results because this

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is the situation. You see all of

those teams tied in fourth place

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going into this and actually you

have been across the scores on the

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other games so the USA are in action

at the moment against China.

They

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are winning quite comfortably at the

moment so that would put them up.

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Japan are playing Sweden.

That is a

close game as well. This is where it

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gets to the stage in the competition

that every game matters.

We could do

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with them winning so we could

breathe a little easier.

Yes, so it

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is nice to watch.

Tomorrow will be

really big.

We had last stone

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advantage in the sixpence of it is

all good from the British point of

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view!

Let us bring you up-to-date

with the headline so far today.

3:05:563:06:03

Austria 's reigning world champion

bounces back from her world snowball

3:06:033:06:11

disappointment to top the pile in

qualifying with 98 points but Aimee

3:06:113:06:15

Fuller sadly failed to qualify for

the final and ended up with a pretty

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battered face as well. Less than two

years after shattering her kneecap

3:06:203:06:25

into eight pieces, British ice

dancer Penny Coomes and a partner

3:06:253:06:29

Nick Buckland finished an impressive

tenth in today's short dance. It

3:06:293:06:34

featured a world record from the

Canadian duo of Tessa Virtue and

3:06:343:06:38

Scott Meyer. The Court of

Arbitration for Sport has opened an

3:06:383:06:42

anti-doping case against a member of

the Olympic Athletes from Russia

3:06:423:06:50

team for curling who won a bronze

medal in the mixed doubles.

3:06:503:06:54

Lindsey Vonn have been going pretty

well in training. She recorded the

3:06:543:06:58

third fastest time and Austria 's

Stephanie Venier eight lead the way

3:06:583:07:02

in the training session ahead of the

race on Wednesday. Mikaela Shiffrin

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was 15th pup fastest in training but

she has not made a decision about

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whether she will complete and she

went straight pass the quarters

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without answering any questions

because her partner has been

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expelled from the games. The

Frenchman made angry comments about

3:07:163:07:21

his team after the giant slalom on

Sunday and they have sent him home

3:07:213:07:24

so were very unsettling time for

Mikaela Shiffrin. Britain 's men in

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the curling kept their hopes alive

with a dramatic 7-6 win over

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Denmark. It was great play from all

of them, particular Kyle Smith.

3:07:333:07:39

Canada 's Cassie Shah top qualified

in the ski halfpipe. Team GB Rowan

3:07:393:07:43

Cheshire has also progressed to the

final thanks to a score of 74 points

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from her first run. That is great

for her because she had a horrible

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time four years ago. What about

Elise Christie? The latest news on

3:07:533:07:57

is that she will undergo a fitness

test tomorrow to see whether she can

3:07:573:08:04

compete in the 1000 metres short

track. This ball in the 1500 metres

3:08:043:08:08

left her with damaged soft tissue.

She bared her right ankle. The great

3:08:083:08:14

British chef de mission said he is

cautiously optimistic. She was on

3:08:143:08:17

the ice today purely to see if she

could put the boot on an skate

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around a bit and she will go through

a training session tomorrow and if

3:08:213:08:24

she comes through that and is still

a big if then she will compete

3:08:243:08:27

tomorrow evening. That is tomorrow

morning our time. He said she

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absolutely wants to and if medically

we are happy and it is clear then

3:08:313:08:35

the decision will be hers to skate.

Indications I have just got now is

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that she is very keen to skate so at

10am tomorrow morning our time we

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will find out and we will be going

to see those qualifications for the

3:08:503:08:53

1000 metres, and that is the

favourite event for Elise Christie

3:08:533:08:56

so fingers crossed for her that she

will be fit enough to get through

3:08:563:08:58

the heat and then she has a couple

more days to get ice on it and

3:08:583:09:01

recovery time before the semifinals

and the final. A slightly

3:09:013:09:04

disappointing third run for the GB

team men's bob but they could still

3:09:043:09:07

be in the top ten.

They absolutely

can. It is a fantastic performance

3:09:073:09:13

for Greg. We know that the format is

the stronger event of the two, we

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know that for him. He got the

classic mistake. Curve two is

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designed to throw everyone into

though also they are constantly

3:09:223:09:25

trying to overcome that issue and he

got thrown into the wall and

3:09:253:09:29

fortunately and it unsettled him and

then it was scrappy all the way down

3:09:293:09:32

the hill but he has the talent and

we know with his started his

3:09:323:09:38

physical ability as well as with the

driving he will be great but top ten

3:09:383:09:42

could be where he is that for these

Olympics.

They will be in reverse

3:09:423:09:46

order for the fourth run and we

catch up with that after the

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conclusion of the curling. It is

3-3, six and is about to start and

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what are you thinking right now?

It

is all good. We have last stone

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advantage here and corner up there

so we can get a two.

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advantage here and corner up there

so we can get a two.

Good staff. The

3:10:033:10:06

six and is under way so we rejoined

Jackie Lockhart Steve Cram.

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Thank you. The first few stones are

played, as you said, and a corner

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guard, the red stone for Great

Britain is in place and they are

3:10:173:10:20

just removing the other stone that

was in the house. Try to roll that

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one in behind the yellow and not

quite able to do so. With the hammer

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here. Eve Muirhead has been in fine

form in this match, in fact both

3:10:313:10:35

skips have been pretty good.

Tirinzoni picking up a nice two with

3:10:353:10:40

a super shot back in the third end

after Britain had picked up a lovely

3:10:403:10:45

two in the first end. Eve Muirhead

with a scintillating shot just edged

3:10:453:10:50

her own stone in the two. They have

traded ones in the fourth and the

3:10:503:10:56

fifth. The key was looking a little

nonplussed there.

I think she would

3:10:563:11:04

really have liked a little hate and

role there. She had the opportunity

3:11:043:11:07

to go either way, probably behind

the red would've been better. She

3:11:073:11:11

might have only just been biting but

it was an opportunity to have one

3:11:113:11:15

hidden behind the guard.

There was

some chat from the team coach, Glen

3:11:153:11:23

Howard, the women's coach, during

halfway. We were allowed to listen

3:11:233:11:26

in on a bit of it and he was saying

don't get the guards to close. They

3:11:263:11:34

have been getting them a bit close

and there is a tendency to want to

3:11:343:11:37

either tap and run the men so he is

trying to get them to avoid doing

3:11:373:11:42

that. I do not know what else you

say, take your turn... It never

3:11:423:11:54

works out that you take your two or

you force your one. I cannot

3:11:543:11:58

remember the last time I saw a game

that went like that.

That is what

3:11:583:12:03

the strategy guide tells you to do

by your opponents are constantly

3:12:033:12:06

trying to outwit you. We will ignore

the Swiss stone in the house because

3:12:063:12:10

we want to try and set up a two here

and we will try to utilise the

3:12:103:12:15

corner guard we put on. This looks

nice. It sits and is perfect. That

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is a well judged stone there.

Just

want to give you a quick update on

3:12:213:12:27

what is happening elsewhere because

it is relative -- relevant. Not so

3:12:273:12:34

much Denmark against OAR but China

US a are both on the same record as

3:12:343:12:39

Great Britain after eight matches,

three wins and three losses. USA are

3:12:393:12:45

giving China curling lesson at the

moment. It is 9-3 to the USA. That

3:12:453:12:49

one might not go on too much longer.

In the other match Japan and Sweden,

3:12:493:12:55

Sweden are joint top with career

with five wins, that one is 2-2

3:12:553:12:59

after five ends in that one.

3:12:593:13:07

This is going to hit. No Switzerland

out of the way to do the job that

3:13:093:13:13

they were asked to so there is the

first mistake we were looking for.

3:13:133:13:18

The red is now in their with the

opportunity to hit the yellow and

3:13:183:13:22

lie two Reds in the house. There is

no need to do anything to dramatic

3:13:223:13:30

here at this point. If you can pick

up the two and get a mistake like

3:13:303:13:34

that and then you have two in the

house, one either side. You can

3:13:343:13:41

start to look at building the

opportunity. There is no need to get

3:13:413:13:45

ahead of yourself.

Yes, if you can

easily play the simple shots and

3:13:453:13:48

make them, that is the key here.

What we have to be careful of is the

3:13:483:13:54

two corner, there are two centre

guards versus Whitson will be trying

3:13:543:13:58

to hit our stones drop into the

centre and use them as protection.

3:13:583:14:06

Esther Neuenschwander has had an

excellent game. She is 34 years old.

3:14:113:14:15

An accountant. She has been working

things out really nicely. Just buy.

3:14:153:14:29

She gets a little run in behind that

guard. A nice shot.

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That is a nice shot.

Now we are

questioning what we will actually do

3:14:373:14:42

here.

What was your first call?

Here. Try and play the hit and roll

3:14:423:14:52

at the centre.

How worried they get

in behind.

You heard either saying

3:14:523:14:58

exactly what Jackie was warning

about. She doesn't really want them

3:14:583:15:02

to get a stone in behind. There is

another curling term. There is a

3:15:023:15:08

stager, that I presume is because

they are offset.

Yes. We should have

3:15:083:15:15

a little book.

I will keep adding

these words to my curling lexicon.

3:15:153:15:19

Curling glossary.

3:15:193:15:24

The curling glossary is big enough

as it is without us adding

3:15:283:15:31

additional words to it!

Keep

coming...

Steady! Yeah, very well

3:15:313:15:38

swept.

3:15:383:15:43

swept.

Anna has been looking a lot

more settled in this match as well.

3:15:463:15:49

She has had a bit of an up and down

tournament. A thing after the loss

3:15:493:15:52

to Sweden, I did an interview with

the team, maybe it was just with

3:15:523:16:00

herself and Eve, but she was saying,

hide it not play well. All athletes

3:16:003:16:05

do it but she sets high standards

and she knows how important her role

3:16:053:16:11

is to support Eve, give Eve the

opportunities. When you start to

3:16:113:16:17

build an end like this, don't give

it away. The Britons still lying

3:16:173:16:23

two, with the two skips to go now.

It has been a real battle so far.

3:16:233:16:31

There's the team stats. Britain

doing well on the draw, Switzerland

3:16:313:16:36

better on takeouts.

3:16:363:16:42

better on takeouts. So, she just

wants to hit and roll in behind

3:16:423:16:48

those yellows. Maybe a bit thin,

this. It's going to keep going.

Lost

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that one there I think, they could

have been sweeping on it more. But

3:16:573:17:00

of course it's now desperately

trying to get that hit and roll and

3:17:003:17:04

sometimes you can leave a stone too

much. So, opportunity back with us,

3:17:043:17:10

it is just where to go. Normally,

when you've got last stone, you want

3:17:103:17:18

to have your stones one on either

side, leave the 4ft open. But

3:17:183:17:22

because these two

3:17:223:17:28

because these two yellows are up,

you're just worried that Tirinzoni

3:17:283:17:34

is going to say, I'm just going to

to come round.

Isn't there a

3:17:343:17:42

temptation for Eve to set up, not a

trap but to try and sort of, you

3:17:423:17:47

know, give her a tempting shot that

she might not make when you're

3:17:473:17:51

sitting two with the chance of

three?

Yeah, there is. This way I

3:17:513:17:56

guess you could come around the

front yellows first and as long as

3:17:563:18:03

she had to try and move it there may

be a chance that she flops of it and

3:18:033:18:07

you do have that chance for the

three. This way we're going out to

3:18:073:18:12

the wing and we are leaving it open.

The coach's advice was to make an

3:18:123:18:18

easy two.

They're going to try and

bring this as far back as possible

3:18:183:18:24

to make the hit and roll worthless.

That's a good attempt. So, which one

3:18:243:18:32

is she going to go for? She has the

option of both, but I think if she

3:18:323:18:37

is due to get a roll... No, she's

going to go for I would have said

3:18:373:18:42

the easy one of the two. She could

go for the red on the right-hand

3:18:423:18:46

side and hit it and move it across

as a machine is higher up in the

3:18:463:18:50

house. This one is behind the 4ft

but she has chosen to go for this.

3:18:503:19:03

To get a roll into a position which

is going to count here, she's going

3:19:033:19:07

to have to catch this just right.

So, she is due to hit this kind of

3:19:073:19:13

as she is looking at it, left of

centre.

3:19:133:19:19

centre. And then it just roll in, if

she can. This is starting to turn a

3:19:233:19:28

little bit. It's going to be pretty

good, though. How far is that going

3:19:283:19:32

to go? It goes out. Just a bit too

hard. So, still lying shot and a

3:19:323:19:40

little chuckle almost two herself to

say, close! So, straightforward for

3:19:403:19:43

Eve Muirhead here to draw in for the

two. She's even got that... If she

3:19:433:19:55

were a tad heavy, she has even got

that yellow, depending on the line,

3:19:553:19:59

as a backstop. But I'm sure we will

see this pretty close to the 4ft

3:19:593:20:08

from Eve Muirhead, looking in good

form already this evening

3:20:083:20:12

from Eve Muirhead, looking in good

form already this evening. A few

3:20:123:20:13

union Jacks being fluttered around

the stands when the bit more sparse

3:20:133:20:17

than normally, because Korea not

playing this evening. The Korean

3:20:173:20:24

women have set this competition

alike with their play. Eve Muirhead,

3:20:243:20:30

then, you can see that little left

of the hand again, as she delivers

3:20:303:20:34

the stone, making sure she has let

go.

3:20:343:20:40

go. They keep working this, just got

to bring it in.

Is this just going

3:20:403:20:46

to stop? Keep working it, keep

working it!

Just gets a little nick,

3:20:463:20:52

just enough.

Well swept!

Well done!

That was a combination of good

3:20:523:20:57

sweeping, perhaps not the best shot

laid out thereby Eve Muirhead, but

3:20:573:21:01

it was enough. And the flags starts

to fly. The families are in tonight,

3:21:013:21:06

the British contingent, and they

will be enjoying what is now seeing

3:21:063:21:09

so far. Great Britain pick up their

two and after six ends, they lead

3:21:093:21:14

5-3 over Switzerland, a match they

really have to win to give

3:21:143:21:17

themselves a good opportunity of

making it through into the

3:21:173:21:19

semifinals. That made me feel a bit

better and I think is now playing

3:21:193:21:27

pretty well. It is settled and calm,

Eve's making good shots...?

3:21:273:21:33

Definitely I'm seeing a much more

confident team out there today, for

3:21:333:21:36

sure. Even a couple of times when

Switzerland have asked a question of

3:21:363:21:42

us, we've actually answered it,

we've put the freezes on when

3:21:423:21:46

necessary, so really impressed by

the girls' play. May be that little

3:21:463:21:50

incident yesterday has just been

enough to shake them up and get them

3:21:503:21:54

out here in top form which they need

to be in.

If you weren't with us

3:21:543:21:59

earlier on, we heard Eve I think it

was in the second end chuckling to

3:21:593:22:04

her team-mates, saying, I let go of

that stone about a metre before the

3:22:043:22:07

hog line! After that stone when the

red lights came on in that match

3:22:073:22:14

against Sweden. Whether or not that

stone would have made any

3:22:143:22:17

difference, we don't know. But it

may have done. Nonetheless, it was

3:22:173:22:26

taken out of play, Britain lost that

match, Sweden went on to five wins,

3:22:263:22:31

and Britain found themselves in a

situation with just three. So it's

3:22:313:22:35

going to be a fight all of the way

now, they really could do with

3:22:353:22:39

winning all of the three matches

they have left, this one included.

3:22:393:22:42

The last match will be against

Canada. That will be tough. Canada

3:22:423:22:47

certainly beginning to find their

form, Rachel Hollman, the skip,

3:22:473:22:51

under an awful lot of pressure.

3:22:513:23:01

under an awful lot of pressure. I'm

looking down the ice, where is the

3:23:013:23:08

score? Still 9-3 to the USA after

six ends. That one must have been a

3:23:083:23:15

blank. Sweden nosing in front of

Japan, that looks like a tight one.

3:23:153:23:22

And similarly, Denmark against OAR,

Denmark pulled one back, it is now

3:23:223:23:29

5-4 in favour of OAR.

3:23:293:23:38

5-4 in favour of OAR. So, corner

guard. Lauren Gray came in with her

3:23:383:23:43

first stone.

3:23:433:23:47

Go, go, go!

3:23:503:23:57

Go, Vicki!

3:23:573:23:58

It has got to come right into the

house.

That was a bit short, she

3:24:013:24:06

really needed to be on the

centreline, and probably in the

3:24:063:24:09

12ft, which is turquoise in the

circle there.

Aquamarine, even!

3:24:093:24:22

Well, that's quite nice colour,

yeah.

3:24:223:24:33

So, they're going to try and use

this corner guard now to get this

3:24:333:24:38

yellow behind, try and bury it right

in behind there. They of course want

3:24:383:24:42

to try and create their situation.

No legs on this one, either. Just

3:24:423:24:46

about enough.

3:24:463:24:51

How often would the ice change in

the duration of a match? Would you

3:24:543:24:59

sense that?

To be honest, sometimes

you will sense the ice change in the

3:24:593:25:05

latter stages of a game and it could

well be that we are on seven... The

3:25:053:25:10

pebble starts to come off and it

gets a little bit flat, so when that

3:25:103:25:15

happens it is harder, you've got to

put a little bit more weight on it

3:25:153:25:18

because it has got

3:25:183:25:26

because it has got less pebbly

service to run on. But the girls

3:25:263:25:28

will be clocking the weight all the

way through. She is constantly

3:25:283:25:32

keeping an eye on the weight so that

she can make adjustments as to how

3:25:323:25:36

much I saw how little ice she will

give her team.

That is a good effort

3:25:363:25:40

from Vicki Adams. -- as to how much

ice or how little ice she will give

3:25:403:25:49

her team. As you're probably aware,

in curling, the hammer, the last

3:25:493:25:57

stone advantage, it is not a bad

idea to have it in the sixth, eighth

3:25:573:26:02

and tenth, the even ends, if the

scoring does go with the hammer.

3:26:023:26:06

That is Britain's favour at the

moment.

Yeah, it would be really

3:26:063:26:12

nice if we could try and force

Switzerland only to one here, and

3:26:123:26:16

then have the hammer going into the

eighth.

3:26:163:26:23

eighth. The girls are playing well

enough at the moment, so let's see

3:26:233:26:26

how things go.

That's a nice shot,

just... That red goes out and they

3:26:263:26:34

just help to sweep that stone

across. Didn't quite get it over all

3:26:343:26:40

away, so Eve can get to this.

Yeah,

that's a clever shot, is now trying

3:26:403:26:46

to utilise the corner at every

opportunity. So, at the moment

3:26:463:26:49

they've got two yellows in behind

there. They won't be worried at the

3:26:493:26:55

moment. It is not about rushing to

the centre. It's about placement.

3:26:553:27:03

STEVE CRAM: Screaming down the ice,

Eve Muirhead, the skip, asking them

3:27:133:27:17

to keep working on it. They just had

a little luck there, see how it was

3:27:173:27:21

going. Just catches that one on the

way. And they're easy to shift, by

3:27:213:27:27

the looks of it. If that red moved a

little further over it would have

3:27:273:27:32

been better but you can see, she's

got a clear line into it. As Jackie

3:27:323:27:39

was saying, that sort of looks good

at this point from a British aspect

3:27:393:27:42

if, two in there.

Yeah, but if

Switzerland play this stone well, we

3:27:423:27:50

could be lying three again. --

British perspective. That is the

3:27:503:27:54

whole strategy of this game. The

Swiss team really wanted to put the

3:27:543:27:58

corners on so that if they get the

opportunity to give the centre

3:27:583:28:01

shots, then they will do.

So,

Manuela Siegrist, who normally would

3:28:013:28:07

be playing third, has been moved

down to second, and just picks one

3:28:073:28:11

out. That's not bad.

3:28:113:28:17

out. That's not bad. Sitting in a

fortuitous position for Great

3:28:183:28:20

Britain here.

I thought she might

have played a little bit heavier

3:28:203:28:23

weight to that to try and remove

both of them. But what she's done

3:28:233:28:27

now is left double here for Great

Britain.

3:28:273:28:35

That double, down to Anna Sloan.

Yeah, those big Lou eyes of Anna

3:28:393:28:45

Sloan watching intently here. Has

been playing well tonight, just not

3:28:453:28:53

catching that right, though. Little

apology to her skip.

3:28:533:29:06

So, Tirinzoni just deciding how she

is deal this to develop. She will

3:29:073:29:12

wants to respond with her two.

3:29:123:29:18

wants to respond with her two.

Yeah,

she has to get this red on the

3:29:193:29:20

right-hand side and maybe get in

behind her yellow corners, because

3:29:203:29:25

if she tries to go the other way

she's going to jam it on her own.

3:29:253:29:36

Yep, that's the call.

Yeah, going

the other way. Just coming up to

3:29:393:29:44

have a look, Neuenschwander, to see

what it looks like - it always looks

3:29:443:29:51

different from the other end.

Manuela Siegrist, who used to play

3:29:513:29:55

these shots, will be in third.

Hasn't been playing too badly. It is

3:29:553:30:01

actually the lead, Marlene Albrecht,

who has got the worst of their

3:30:013:30:03

stats. But Esther Neuenschwander,

last couple of ends, hasn't been

3:30:033:30:07

quite so accurate.

3:30:073:30:10

A little look of puzzlement. It has

all gone quiet. Very quiet. I don't

3:30:193:30:28

know why. It just catches enough of

it. That has been pushed out into a

3:30:283:30:35

better position for Great Britain.

It slid over. It is still counting

3:30:353:30:40

and it is also behind that red that

is out in front.

3:30:403:30:44

The girls are lying in one shot at

the moment but hoping to take this

3:30:513:30:59

yellow out wide as well to put

pressure on Switzerland.

There

3:30:593:31:05

little half shots, that one promised

Esther Neuenschwander, and things

3:31:053:31:09

just changed slightly again. This

needs to be good though. This could

3:31:093:31:18

be good. Nicely played. It just

hangs on there.

3:31:183:31:35

You always know when Anna is happy.

You no she was has a big smile on

3:31:363:31:40

her face. Exactly. I think she

should be. This team are working

3:31:403:31:47

well together tonight. A long way to

go to win this but I think the main

3:31:473:31:53

thing is just keep the pressure on

the opposition, just keep asking

3:31:533:31:58

them to make shots and make it more

difficult shots and the pressure

3:31:583:32:04

will obviously tell. This is a match

that Switzerland must win. If they

3:32:043:32:08

do not win this their chances of

staying in the competition or

3:32:083:32:12

certainly of advancing to the

semifinals is pretty much gone. They

3:32:123:32:17

would have had five defeats. They

have had four so far and just two

3:32:173:32:20

wins. They are a good team.

This is

well tight and it will catch the

3:32:203:32:26

garden tap afternoon.

We have three

in there now.

3:32:263:32:34

in there now. The Swiss stone stayed

out in front as well. It is fairly

3:32:363:32:41

clear but with all of these red

stones in their...

If we go here, I

3:32:413:32:49

don't like leaving a triple. What if

we tell to hear? We can't stop

3:32:493:32:53

everything.

Almost spoiled for

choice to some extent. Two or three

3:32:533:33:00

stones ago you would not have seen

this situation developing.

Better

3:33:003:33:06

leaving her triple Dunleavy Jerez

three. -- freeze. -- better leaving

3:33:063:33:13

her a triple banner leaving her a

freeze. Leave it further than that.

3:33:133:33:20

Always make a very good point. It is

absolutely fine to say, what if I

3:33:203:33:25

come right there? If you get right

there it is a brilliant shot but

3:33:253:33:29

there was always in the back of your

mind that what if you go a little

3:33:293:33:32

bit short or long the? What then?

What happens then?

What is the best?

3:33:323:33:39

I think she wants to be in the

house, she doesn't want it to be too

3:33:393:33:44

short and actually what Vicki said

isn't a bad call, why don't you just

3:33:443:33:48

leave her the triple because at the

moment I don't think she is capable

3:33:483:33:51

of playing it but then you might

kick yourself if she makes it but

3:33:513:33:55

you have to assume that your

opposition are going to make the

3:33:553:34:00

shot so try and make it as difficult

as possible or leave them the shot

3:34:003:34:03

that they don't want to play.

I

think also at the beginning of the

3:34:033:34:09

end you might say to yourself, give

them the one, the forced one, and

3:34:093:34:13

that is a great result but obviously

this is developing into...

If we

3:34:133:34:19

want to force the one then we have

to come into the house. If we are

3:34:193:34:23

too high then we leave them the

opportunity of maybe coming and

3:34:233:34:26

freezing.

This is coming all the

way. Tier too far. That was my

3:34:263:34:34

point, if you play for whatever

reason, and that is a bit of a

3:34:343:34:37

surprise because Eve was playing

very well, and now there is a bit of

3:34:373:34:40

a nest there and she has the option

to come right on top of that if she

3:34:403:34:44

wanted to. She has got two stones

left so she is trying to manipulate

3:34:443:34:48

a position where she is lying shot

and hopefully that then cannot be

3:34:483:34:56

improved upon. You need a bitter

separation.

We have just made it a

3:34:563:35:02

lot easier for Switzerland now.

Anywhere in the 12 foot or that

3:35:023:35:09

white part of the circle, the eight

foot, was where we wanted to be but

3:35:093:35:13

that ran about six foot more than it

was needing to.

It is frustrating.

3:35:133:35:22

It is saying their 100% accuracy on

the drawers as well. She has played

3:35:223:35:25

a couple of nice shots, more than a

couple, but let's see if she is 100%

3:35:253:35:32

here. She is a big target to aim at,

those two red stones.

3:35:323:35:39

those two red stones. It is still

turning and it might just catch one.

3:35:393:35:44

It is looking like a good shot. Is

it over? No, she is a good shot

3:35:443:35:48

there. They are just seeing if there

is any movement there. It is

3:35:483:35:54

possible if she sits on top of it.

What you want to do here is prevent

3:35:543:35:59

the two by almost freezing on top of

that so your stone cannot be moved.

3:35:593:36:03

Essentially what Tirinzoni has done

their...

Right on the face of it,

3:36:033:36:09

right on the nose because if you are

off angle at all she is just going

3:36:093:36:12

to hit them and the yellow will

stay.

3:36:123:36:19

stay.

Here is what is going to

happen here, the worse that is going

3:36:213:36:25

to happen is they would get two and

we will get tied up. She could get

3:36:253:36:30

one or we could steal. Anything

could happen in the next two

3:36:303:36:35

minutes.

Tony never smiles at all

down there. He's the national coach

3:36:353:36:42

and he's just sitting there with his

arms folded. He is very stern.

Your

3:36:423:36:47

absolute right, I've seen walking

around at night any prowls around

3:36:473:36:50

the eyes when they are sending the

stones down and it is a bit scary.

3:36:503:36:55

Glen and Kelly have a much more...

Actually, you are not really paying

3:36:553:36:59

attention to your coaches on the

bench but you definitely want to

3:36:593:37:03

have them looking like they are

interested in the game and they look

3:37:033:37:06

confident.

This has got a chance.

She is saying it is a big heavy and

3:37:063:37:12

it will bounce off.

Looks like a

nice stone.

Bring it in, all the

3:37:123:37:19

way, bring it right in.

That is a

fantastic shot. That is a cracker

3:37:193:37:25

from E.

That is a brilliant shot

from Eve Muirhead. She has played

3:37:253:37:29

three or four already in this match

and making life very difficult for

3:37:293:37:35

Tirinzoni.

Her mum and her uncle are

all standing up and waving

3:37:353:37:43

the British flag up there, that is

great.

They have got a great view,

3:37:523:37:55

they are right above the house at

that end. Just a little nudge back

3:37:553:37:58

and it sits shot. It has got that

yellow, of course, captain there but

3:37:583:38:00

it means that British red cannot

really be shifted there. That is

3:38:003:38:03

going to jam up against the yellow.

What is she trying to do here? Does

3:38:033:38:06

she think she can move it a bit?

Yes, she's going to try and trace

3:38:063:38:11

and granite down at this and try and

spin the read out to the right-hand

3:38:113:38:15

side. She might lose her shooter

though, we will see what happens.

3:38:153:38:20

Tirinzoni trying to respond here. A

great spot -- shot from Eve

3:38:203:38:25

Muirhead. Does she have enough

business? Bullets bring that out?

3:38:253:38:30

She has. Goodness me!

Wonderful

shot, my goodness. She hit that

3:38:303:38:38

sweet as not. Two to Switzerland

despite the efforts of Eve Muirhead,

3:38:383:38:43

a superb response from the Swiss

skip.

We are all tied up again, two

3:38:433:38:48

for them in the seventh end and it

is 5-5. Get your two, get your two,

3:38:483:38:57

says Eve. We have a great match,

very similar this match to the one

3:38:573:39:00

which the men played against Denmark

this morning, actually this

3:39:003:39:05

afternoon, excuse me. I never get

outside, I never know if it is night

3:39:053:39:12

or morning! Lights are always on at

the curling. That was a great shot.

3:39:123:39:24

Yes, that was two really nice stones

by both skips and at hopefully that

3:39:243:39:28

has not knocked the wind out of the

sails of Team GB because I thought

3:39:283:39:32

we were looking really good having

sat that Stone right at the front.

3:39:323:39:36

Eve played a cracker but Tirinzoni

followed it up with a wonderful shot

3:39:363:39:40

to get two.

Yes, this is turning

into the battle of the skips here,

3:39:403:39:47

both of them are playing very well.

Both teams are trying to help to set

3:39:473:39:51

things up.

3:39:513:39:52

Marlene Albrecht is the lead for

Switzerland and we move into the

3:39:573:40:00

eight sending Britain the hammer.

Scores elsewhere, USA are now 10-3

3:40:003:40:07

up against China and Sweden are 3-2

up against Japan and OAR are almost

3:40:073:40:15

a dead rubber really that one, OAR

in Denmark 5-4. That is to OAR.

3:40:153:40:24

You can see the difference between

the two leads there, that is a

3:40:303:40:34

decent shot that Marlene Albrecht

play this time but it has been

3:40:343:40:36

Lauren Gray who has been more

consistent, is looking to put up a

3:40:363:40:40

corner guard here. Set this eighth

end up nicely.

Lines good.

Lines

3:40:403:40:47

really good. Hard, and.

Nice,

Lauren.

3:40:473:40:56

Nice, Lauren.

That was a nice shot

from Lauren Gray. It is worked

3:41:023:41:07

really hard to get it covered and

that Freegard 's own area.

3:41:073:41:17

Switzerland put a short guard on to

start with and now they are going to

3:41:173:41:21

try and come around it. This

actually if it comes into far will

3:41:213:41:29

come at the other side. There was a

huge swing there and it has done

3:41:293:41:34

just that.

Yes, she has struggled a

little bit, the Swiss lead. Her team

3:41:343:41:39

haven't suffered too much because of

that but she is definitely playing

3:41:393:41:43

one good one and one in different

one. Lauren Gray has been much more

3:41:433:41:50

consistent.

3:41:503:41:56

Hard. Hard. Harder!

She's to get

past that God and then... She

3:42:073:42:14

doesn't get the rolling but takes

that one out. Great Britain have the

3:42:143:42:22

hammer here and they just want to

try and build this situation. When

3:42:223:42:27

you get down to the eighth and ninth

and tenth ends there was always the

3:42:273:42:31

option of blanking in or two.

3:42:313:42:34

You reach a point in any of these

ends where that is not a

3:42:383:42:43

possibility, depending on how the

stones go.

3:42:433:42:49

stones go.

Nobody getting the role.

No.

They are going to keep trying.

3:42:493:42:57

Just easy.

3:42:573:43:02

Just easy.

So the eighth end is all

tied up and it all looks very even

3:43:023:43:05

here as Eve Muirhead knows she has a

lot of work to do but plenty of

3:43:053:43:09

opportunities still to come. Three

ends left.

3:43:093:43:13

Ten ends total and if the score is

still tied after ten they will play

3:43:133:43:18

an extra end. This is a must win

game per Great Britain against

3:43:183:43:22

Switzerland. It is very tight to

decide who will be the last ball

3:43:223:43:26

teams left in those four will go

through to the semifinals and the

3:43:263:43:30

medal deciding matches for the

curling but join us for the

3:43:303:43:32

conclusion of this over on BBC Two

because he on BBC One we are heading

3:43:323:43:36

to the news. More curling and more

Bob as well on BBC Two.

3:43:363:43:45

Clare Balding presents live coverage from the 2018 Winter Olympics, including the final two runs of the two-man bobsleigh, along with the final of the men's 500m speedskating. Britain's women curlers take on Switzerland in the round-robin stages, which is a repeat of the 2014 bronze medal match, which Eve Muirhead's British rink won.