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BBC One Day 13: Short Track Speed Skating and Ice Hockey

09:15-13:00: Clare Balding hosts live coverage, including the finals of the women's 1,000m and the men's 500m short track speed skating, and the men's curling semi-finals.


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Is what a win for Great Britain.

Well done, the boys.

This will be a

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huge win for Kyle Smith and his

team.

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For Great Britain, this has been a

disappointing match. It's so

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disappointing match. It's so -- it's

a must win game.

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Four years ago in Sochi,

the GB women won bronze

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and the men won silver.

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The women are into the semi-final

tomorrow at 11am.

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The men had to win a play off

against Switzerland to have any

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chance of a medal this time around.

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We'll show you what

happened shortly.

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Rhona Howie is here with me.

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She's an Olympic gold

medallist, competed

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at six European Championships,

Scottish National Championships

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and has been inducted

into the Scottish Sports Hall

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of Fame and she's got an MBE.

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I thought I'd better say all of that

because I felt so awful yesterday

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not knowing about the worlds.

That's

OK.

We are still friends. OK.

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Here's what we've got

between now on 1pm on BBC One.

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It was win or bust for Kyle Smith

and his rink in a play off tie

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breaker against the Swiss.

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We'll hear the latest

from Elise Christie on the day

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she was hoping to skate for glory

in the 1000m.

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Lots of short track from 10am.

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Only three alpine skiers have ever

won three gold medals -

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Marcel Hirscher was already on two

as he stood at the top

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of the mountain for

his favourite event -

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the slalom.

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Could Dave 'The Rocket' Ryding

crash the medal party?

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Having grown up skiing

on the plastic slopes of Lancashire,

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he has no issues with the artificial

snow in PyeongChang.

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For the first time

in Olympic history,

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and almost certainly the last,

the American superpowers on skis

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Lindsay Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin

were up against each other

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in the Combined.

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And its two decades since Canada's

last defeat in the women's ice

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hockey. Could arch rivals the USA

deny them a fifth consecutive gold

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medal? Oh, there is some good action

here. You will miss this.

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medal? Oh, there is some good action

here. You will miss this. There are

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only three days left.

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The men's curling semifinal will be

on the red button. And you have got

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to watch the women's ice hockey

final. You have got to watch that.

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It was such an exciting match.

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final. You have got to watch that.

It was such an exciting match. So,

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Rhona, when you won your gold medal

in 2002, you played two tie-breaks

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and you have always maintained that

there is no problem with tie-breaks,

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they are good for you?

Yes, it was

good for us to play them. You keep

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motivated, you are keeping fighting

and you are continuing to play.

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There is no day off, so there is no

rest day.

I liked to keep playing. I

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know you went to bed for a couple of

hours and then you set your alarm

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for five past midnight which is when

Great Britain started against

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Switzerland. They started well. You

must have been feeling good about

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it. Kyle Smith is relatively

inexperienced, IRA young side, all

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in their early to mid 20s -- they

are a young side, all in their early

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to mid 20s, first time at the

Olympics but they started well.

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to mid 20s, first time at the

Olympics but they started well.

They

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started really well. They were 2-1

up by the third and they were in

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control of the game, playing really,

really well. Every single shot was

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inch perfect.

They had gone 4-1 up

there in the fourth. In two and

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eight and the schools were very

tight again. Great Britain with the

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hammer.

At end eight, Great Britain

really want to score two here. They

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are trying to set a two here. The

Swiss optically here and played

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really, really well. So when Kyle

came to play his shot, he was facing

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force with stones.

And that was just

for a 1-mac. That was a shame. We

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head into the ninth end with things

very tight, Great Britain leading

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5-4.

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So that is a lot of eyes they have

taken but these guys just seem to

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play a slightly different. I'm not

sure if they put as much rotation.

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We will have to see what he's going

to play here.

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It sounds like he's got a fair bit

of weight on it. He just wants to

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come in a little bit here if he's

coming on that line.

He's just going

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to come right on the top of the red.

This has actually sat down.

I'm not

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sure they were sure what to do that.

That's kind of betwixt.

Yes, that

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actually sat down a lot.

Can he move

a couple of these? Like you said,

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there is a double there. He would

leave one British stone. You would

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be asking him to draw in for two. He

would have to be accurate with it.

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This one has lined up with the other

red.

There is an opportunity for the

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boys to call a time-out here.

Let's

have another look. He can see the

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double, or he thinks he can. Maybe

it has just tucked in a little more

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than he would like.

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than he would like.

I think that is

our only shot.

That red might stay

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then, though. Wouldn't it?

I think

the guys will have to come down that

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right-hand side as we look at the

picture and just popped one another.

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You are just going to sit it on the

top but then you are saying to them,

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I'm only going to give you two.

Giving the two is fine. We are lying

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third shot, so they are sitting two

at the moment. It would be greater

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coming on top of those. Is that the

idea, to come on top of the red on

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the center line then?

Yes.

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the center line then?

Yes. Or is he?

He's not. Is he going to try to hit

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them?

Is he coming across to try to

guard the other two yellows so he

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can't try to hit them out? That

might well be the case.

Sneaky. You

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see, I thought that's what Schwartz

might have been doing, to try to

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protect himself and coming with his

last one.

Yes, that's exactly what

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he's doing, he's just trying to

cover these double yellows.

Well,

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he's going to invite him to draw in

down the other side, isn't he?

Is

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there still a hole through that? The

trouble is the yellow it's going to

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catch on the back red, it just

depends on the back red.

I'm not

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sure about that choice of shot.

There are plenty of options now

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force winds and. That is the one,

just to tap it in. He has got loads

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of room to come around. I'm really

not sure about that shot.

Do you

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think there's enough room to come

around there and get onto the top

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bread. You could come around and tap

it for three.

He really wants his

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three here.

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How is your French?

I'd love to tell

you it's good.

I think what he's

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saying there is that even if the...

If he misses that top one and

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doesn't tap that in, he's got the

chance of...

I think he's coming

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through the tide line to catch the

red just on the forfeit. As much as

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he can see, straight into the pack

and the yellow will go. Let's see

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how this pans out.

Kyle Smith

looking on. He's left an opportunity

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here. Albeit maybe a difficult one

for Benoit Schwarz to get more than

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two. To get three here would put

Switzerland in the driving seat very

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much here. He has got through the

gap. Has it? It has.

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gap. Has it? It has.

Oh my goodness,

that is an absolute toaster!

That is

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a stunning shot. They spotted it, he

played it, and that may well be

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curtains for England.

What a shot from Switzerland. They

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went into a tenth end but there was

no hope really for Kyle Smith and

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his team. What an extraordinary

turnaround. Let's hear from the guys

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and then get Rhona's boards.

Guys, you are obviously hugely

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disappointed. Kyle, we will start

with you. Talk us through that ninth

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end.

It is always a tricky

situation. You don't want to give

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them a blank in the ninth end so we

were trying hard to force them to

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one and things weren't looking that

great early on and unfortunately we

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missed a few and we actually had our

chances to hold them to two in the

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end but he played a really nice shot

through the hole and that was the

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end.

You guys came out really firing

really well the first three, four

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ends, it was going perfectly.

Yes,

it was probably one of the better

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games we've played this week but

unfortunately there were a couple of

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half shots in the ninth end out that

whether turning point of the game,

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probably. Aside from that, it was

probably our best performance of the

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week.

Massively disappointing.

That's a word you will be using a

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lot, disappointment. Kyle, probably

the worst experience of your career

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so far, I guess?

Yes, worst and

best. We will come back, be back

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here in four years and tried to get

back to wherever it is next. We have

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played pretty well this week. We had

a couple of chances. We had to beat

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USA last night, we never managed it,

and as Tom said I thought we played

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pretty well here, but a couple of

shots at this level are enough to

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lose a game.

It's disappointed. It's

hard to find those positives

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particularly after you've just come

off the ice, but what have you

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learnt this week?

I think it's been

a great week moving forward as a

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team. We've had the odd missed shot

here and there would have cost us

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but moving forward, we need to look

at those and see how not to make

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them and do our best moving forward,

I think.

Kyle, your reflections on

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the week. You are the skip. A lot of

people weren't expecting you to do

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particularly well this week. I know

your expectations would have been

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higher but what are your reflections

overall?

It's tough to reflect so

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soon after a loss but we came in our

first Olympics and we gave it our

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best shot. We made the play-offs. In

the end, we had a good game today,

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but it wasn't to be, sadly. A couple

of things didn't go our way and a

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couple of half shots and that's all

it takes against a team as good as

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them. So there's plenty to look

forward to, to go forward, and I

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just need to take some time and

reflect on this experience and what

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we can take from it.

Guys, well

played this week. Bad luck today.

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we can take from it.

Guys, well

played this week. Bad luck today.

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You can see from their voices and

see on their faces how incredibly

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upset they are. Rhona, as they said,

they played very well for the

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majority of this match.

Absolutely.

The best stats of the week were in

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that game. They were in control of

the game up to the eighth. Then

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Switzerland seemed to step up again

in the second half. It's a couple of

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shots here and there that made the

difference. They didn't play badly

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at all. They played solid, clinical

curling.

And the trouble with

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curling is that you have got

thinking time before the shots and

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my word Kyle Smith will have a lot

of thinking time afterwards to try

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to formulate what he could have done

differently.

He can't change it now.

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No.

But he decided to play the

guard. What could he have done as an

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alternative?

I think they had quite

chuffed about it because if he tried

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to come in the house, he could have

left Switzerland with an easier

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shot. He knew the only chance of a

big end was to leave those yellow is

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open. He tried to guard it. He said,

have your tee, I am happy to play

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the last end. He was more than happy

to say have your two. We are talking

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minimal is here. Kyle's guard over

cold maybe two millimetres. If it

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hadn't, Switzerland would not have

had that shot and would only have

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had two.

We can look at exactly

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had that shot and would only have

had two.

We can look at exactly what

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you meant. You rarely see a house as

crowded as this.

For Kyle to come in

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here and try to do anything could

have been dangerous because the

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Swiss could have that another one

in. He had to guard bows to yellow

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stone is so that Switzerland

couldn't hit them.

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He plays the shot, and he is not

that far off, is he?

He probably

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wanted to be slightly closer to the

house so it was a bigger distraction

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for Switzerland, but because it was

lighter, they couldn't sweep it,

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would it have over cold even more,

so they just wanted to leave it and

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let it stop on that line, but it

just kept going, and even at the

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time, they were quite happy with it.

They think it is very difficult to

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get a stone through that gap.

So it

leaves a gap, how big?

A stone

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width, with a millimetre either

side.

For them to try to get

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through, to play the master shot. It

has been so close all the way

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through, and I think Kyle doesn't

think it could end up awful, I think

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he was still thinking, I could do

this.

When did they know was big

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trouble? They knew it was big

trouble, but they properly didn't

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think it was an easy shot to make,

because when you see this going

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through the guards, there was

nothing to spare on either side. He

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played the line, and what a shot.

And the Swiss knew that was that.

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Great Britain knew that was the

game, and Great Britain didn't do a

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lot from there.

And we will Kyle

Smith and the gang go next? Do they

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come straight back, do they go to

nationals, what happens with that?

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When they go home, the Scottish

championship last week, the winner

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of that will play against Kyle's

team in a best of three games, and

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the winner of that will be the World

Championships in Las Vegas.

So they

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are not guaranteed World

Championships, and nor is Eve

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Muirhead? They still have to

qualify.

They still have to beat the

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winner of the championships, but

Kyle has had a great week, and they

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have played so well, and a good

thing is they will learn from every

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stone that has been played out

there, and they have played some

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really good curling. I think a lot

of countries will have noticed just

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how they have played the game,

because they will be back even

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harder.

Exactly, and they will have

been in those ten situations, they

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will no far more what it is all

about. So if you were to reflect on

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what they have done here, although

they haven't got through to a

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semifinal, in the end do they get

ranked fifth?

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Fifth place at the Olympic games, is

that a fair enough result?

Yes, they

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finished halfway up the table, and I

think as they said in a interview,

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if they had won that last game

against the USA, and gone straight

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into the semifinals, they were in

the top four, and that would have

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been a great result for them, so

they are one placing behind that top

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four. But for a first Olympic Games,

first big multisport event for them

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all, it is just a fantastic

performance, and there are so many

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positives for them to take out going

forward.

They will take awhile to

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pick themselves up from this.

Yes.

And now all attention turns to Eve

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Muirhead and her rink. How do you

feel they have been playing so far,

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and what is your feeling about the

semi tomorrow against Sweden?

Is the

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week is gone on, the team have got

more and more consistent, and they

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seem happier with the ice and the

stones. Against Anna Hasselborg, it

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is a repeat of the European gold

medal game a couple of months ago,

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so even came out and taught there,

but Anna Hasselborg is a tough

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cookie. They play well, they are

good Swedish team, so Britain will

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have to bring their A-game, but I'm

confident they will because of the

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way they have been progressing

through the week. They have had this

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day off, so it is time to put the

round robin to bed, it is finished

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and this is a new competition and

this is what we are going to do. So

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I think they will come out the same

as the boys, they will come out

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firing and try to stamp their

authority early on.

You know the

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team really well, and you have

coached them, you have coached Eve

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specifically. When the round robin

finishes they are into knockout, is

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she even better?

When they get to

the knockout stages, they just seem

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to up their game, the weight is off

their shoulders that they have got

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through the big round robin, because

anything can happen in a round

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robin, teams start beating each

other but it is in their control

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now. They are in control of how to

win a medal now, and hopefully the

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gold medal, but hopefully they just

play better and better. When the

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pressure is on, she will be firing.

And we can guarantee that this game

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against Sweden won't end of the

round robin one did, because this

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was the

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round robin one did, because this

was the controversial hog line

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violation when the red line came on

the stone, indicating that she had

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held onto it or even tapped it once

it had already got to the red line,

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and it meant that Stone was null and

void, and the end was conceded and

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Sweden won that game.

So that went

to an extra end, and

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Sweden won that game.

So that went

to an extra end, and these two teams

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always have close games, so they

will I'm sure have a very close

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semifinal, but hopefully Britain

have just got that edge, and it will

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be close for so many ends of the

game, and then that last third of

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the game, Eve will step up a gear.

I

love it when you say things like

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that, because I just believe her!

Chinos. Rhona, thank you so much. 11

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o'clock tomorrow morning, Great

Britain, if they win it, they are

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into the gold-medal game, and who

knows what might happen. We are

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going to switch our attention now to

slalom, because David Ryding, who

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grew up on the plastic slopes of

Lancashire, was out there in

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Pyeongchang aiming to become a first

real medal contender for Great

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Britain since Alain Baxter, and we

got so excited about his prospects,

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because he really doesn't mind

artificial snow, and quite a lot of

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the other contenders don't like it.

Marcel Hirscher has been the

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dominant force in the slalom through

the World Cup, and right there

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behind him has been Norway's Henrik

Kristofferson, so he is expected to

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follow him all the way. Let's follow

the first two runs.

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COMMENTATOR: The 2018 Olympic

men's's slalom in Pyeongchang is

0:21:590:22:03

under way. Kristofferson, the

23-year-old Norwegian, what can he

0:22:030:22:10

produce here? He had a really good

giant slalom, in the medals, and he

0:22:100:22:19

started positively here.

0:22:190:22:27

started positively here. He is 0.27

in front of Moelgg, and that is

0:22:270:22:32

where he stays. The protectors

around the ski pole handles, and

0:22:320:22:38

with the Sinn protectors as well,

and he is really moving up through

0:22:380:22:41

the gears now. He is really flying

through the final few turns, off the

0:22:410:22:48

rainbow roll, and at the foot of the

course, he will lead the first run,

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and that is a healthy lead as well,

0.60 eight. He shows his true

0:22:530:22:57

colours. He got excellent

acceleration, and he has skied into

0:22:570:23:03

first.

Marcel Hirscher next. The double

0:23:030:23:13

gold-medal list from these Olympic

Winter Games. He now begins his

0:23:130:23:17

quest for a third. The champion in

the combined. The gold-medal winner

0:23:170:23:23

in the giant slalom, on his way in

the slalom. Taking a risk or two on

0:23:230:23:28

the steep section at the top, but he

is just about matching, and then he

0:23:280:23:35

makes a mistake, but doesn't seem to

lose too much speed. Wonderful

0:23:350:23:39

ability to recover, but not today.

Marcel Hirscher will not win a third

0:23:390:23:44

gold, it is over for him. That is a

huge surprise.

0:23:440:23:53

He goes out, upper body twisted,

fighting, but gravity took control,

0:23:540:24:01

and his slalom is

0:24:010:24:08

and his slalom is over next to

skied, Andre Myhrer, one of the

0:24:090:24:19

tallest men in the competition. Can

he produce something tasty in the

0:24:190:24:24

early stages here? Nice start, just

19 hundredths of a second off the

0:24:240:24:29

pace of Kristofferson. The course is

cutting up quite quickly. 0.53,

0:24:290:24:39

wonderful shots that you are seeing

in glorious high-definition, with

0:24:390:24:44

blue sky, fresh snow on the track,

barely a breath of wind, it is just

0:24:440:24:50

about perfect here this morning, and

Andre Myhrer is absolutely flying on

0:24:500:24:53

the flat. He is not far away from

the time, and he has gone into

0:24:530:25:01

second. That was a brilliant finish

from Andre Myhrer. So, there is our

0:25:010:25:11

leader, and the next man to skied,

the number 13, David Ryding from

0:25:110:25:16

Great Britain. He was the runner-up

in the Kitzbuhel slalom last season,

0:25:160:25:22

became the first man in more than 30

years to stand on a World Cup

0:25:220:25:25

podium. He has had a really good

training in the lead up to today's

0:25:250:25:31

race here. He likes this hill and

has made a really good start here.

0:25:310:25:36

Within half a second of the lead of

Henrik Kristofferson. It is smooth

0:25:360:25:41

and accurate for the man who learned

to ski on the dry slopes of Pendle

0:25:410:25:43

in Lancashire. Really relaxed style,

this is beautiful slalom racing from

0:25:430:25:49

the man they call the rocket. Comes

down off the steep and onto the

0:25:490:25:55

flat, and he starts to attack. He

has got to relax and go for it here.

0:25:550:26:01

It is a fine finish for David

Ryding. The key is how close he can

0:26:010:26:07

go to Henrik Kristofferson's lead.

1.37, he is in the top ten. David

0:26:070:26:16

Ryding has a chance to strike for a

medal in the second run. Clean,

0:26:160:26:24

accurate, would have hoped to have

been slightly quicker. So, after the

0:26:240:26:30

first run, Henrik Kristofferson

leads the way, with Victor

0:26:300:26:37

Muffat-Jeandet coming into third.

And look down there, plenty of

0:26:370:26:41

French flags on that first page,

with the Union flag alongside the

0:26:410:26:44

name of David Ryding, who is 12th

after the first run. The top 30 will

0:26:440:26:50

go in reverse order. From Great

Britain and Northern Ireland, Dave

0:26:500:26:58

the Rocket Ryding. Ever so slightly

cautious on the first leg from the

0:26:580:27:08

man who learned to ply his trade on

the upturned toothbrushes of the

0:27:080:27:12

Pendle dry slope in Lancashire. No

real damage done to the first ten

0:27:120:27:18

turns, and his lead remains. Here is

his first split, that gives him an

0:27:180:27:29

advantage of 0.08, but now he moves

into the favourite part of the

0:27:290:27:36

course, and the Rocket starts to get

acceleration on the flat. This is

0:27:360:27:39

where he is at his very best, and he

is opening up a significant lead

0:27:390:27:44

over the Norwegian. David Ryding

skiing for gold-medal position in

0:27:440:27:49

the Olympic slalom, and his for the

moment. 15 hundredths, David Ryding

0:27:490:27:59

leads the elliptic slalom. Michael

Matt next ago, his older brother

0:27:590:28:06

Mario Pasalic Champion four years

ago. It is never happened that

0:28:060:28:11

brothers have won Olympic gold

medals in successive games.

0:28:110:28:18

medals in successive games. Sisters

have done it, 1964, Christine

0:28:180:28:23

Goitschel won gold in France, and

four years later her sister Marielle

0:28:230:28:31

won in Grenoble. This has started to

unravel very slightly, had to ski

0:28:310:28:39

sideways. His advantage over David

Ryding was half a second, now it is

0:28:390:28:43

a quarter of a second. Michael Matt

racing through the final few turns,

0:28:430:28:48

putting pressure on Dave the Rocket

Ryding's lead here. Has he done

0:28:480:28:56

enough to go into gold position for

Austria? He has. Michael Matt into

0:28:560:29:00

top spot. David Ryding will leave

the gold-medal enclosure. Andre

0:29:000:29:10

Myhrer, tallest man in the race, he

was the winner of the Stockholm

0:29:100:29:16

Parallel Slalom just prior to the

Winter Games. -- Zenhaeusern, the

0:29:160:29:21

tallest man in the race. He will

meet another big man, Andre Myhrer,

0:29:210:29:26

in the final. His lead remains

almost fully intact. Zenhaeusern

0:29:260:29:35

isn't built like a typical slalom

skier, but he has incredible skills

0:29:350:29:39

from edge to edge, and his ability

to recover is incredible. He is

0:29:390:29:44

putting in some fine turns here. Now

he is in the red zone for the first

0:29:440:29:48

time, six hundredths of a second,

and back to green for Ramon

0:29:480:29:56

Zenhaeusern. And this is a lovely

finish from him. He is carving it

0:29:560:30:01

up, and he is skiing into top spot.

The new leader here,

0:30:010:30:14

The new leader here, Ramon

Zenhaeusern, and Switzerland have

0:30:140:30:17

not won the Olympic men's's slalom

since 1948.

0:30:170:30:22

Victor Muffat-Jeandet is ready.

Sixth in the giant slalom, bronze

0:30:220:30:28

medallist in the Alpine combined, he

has had an outstanding Olympic

0:30:280:30:31

Games. His advantage over

Zenhaeusern is 0.32, can he convert

0:30:310:30:38

that into leadership of this Olympic

slalom? The breeze is still up,

0:30:380:30:43

still a factor, it has been for

everybody.

0:30:430:30:55

He can't afford any mistakes now. He

is going to have to open the

0:30:560:31:00

throttle and drive and push through

the final few turns if he is going

0:31:000:31:06

to overturn Romans and Howson 's

lead. He trails by 600th of a

0:31:060:31:16

second. Now he is letting it run. Is

this quick enough? Can he beat

0:31:160:31:25

1:39.33? Not quite. He is best.

There will be a medal for Ramon

0:31:250:31:30

Zenhaeusern. The Swiss are

celebrating that. He is guaranteed a

0:31:300:31:37

bronze at worst.

0:31:370:31:42

bronze at worst. No luck for Victor

Mo Farah John Daly. Now it is down

0:31:420:31:46

to Henrik Kristofferson and Andrei

Mera to sort things out. Romans and

0:31:460:31:54

Howson, the tallest man in the lead

leads. The second tallest man in the

0:31:540:32:04

race is adding to his lead here.

That is beautiful skiing from Andrei

0:32:040:32:09

Meara.

0:32:090:32:19

Meara. There is the first mistake.

It will not catch up with him until

0:32:190:32:22

the next clock stop. His lead has

been reduced to a third of a second

0:32:220:32:30

after the mistake at the top.

Catching up with Andre Myhrer as he

0:32:300:32:38

starts to accelerate. Can he be

first? He can. Gold medal position

0:32:380:32:45

for Andre Myhrer. He can finish in

no worse than silver. And the Swedes

0:32:450:32:50

are celebrating. Henrik

Kristofferson, staring out of the

0:32:500:32:59

start line, visualising what lies

ahead. He has memorised the pattern

0:32:590:33:04

of control gates time and time

again. Bronze medallist in such

0:33:040:33:12

cheap. His advantage over Andre

Myhrer is two tenths of a second. A

0:33:120:33:17

fast start for Henrik Kristofferson,

one of the smaller, lighter men. Oh,

0:33:170:33:22

he is down, he has struggled. It is

over 400 Kristofferson. Andre Myhrer

0:33:220:33:29

is the Olympic champion, Ramon

Zenhaeusern has got the silver and

0:33:290:33:35

Michael Matt whose brother won gold

four years ago celebrates the

0:33:350:33:38

bronze. Myhrer, the slalom champion.

The first Swedish winner of this

0:33:380:33:45

title since the great Ingemar 's

Denmark in Lake Placid in 1980.

0:33:450:33:53

Marcel Hirscher failed to finish the

first run, Henrik list and failed to

0:33:530:34:00

finish the second run. It's the

third ranked slalom skier of the

0:34:000:34:04

season who has skied to solid runs

to claim the Olympic gold for 2018,

0:34:040:34:10

with Ramon Zenhaeusern there to

congratulate him in silver and

0:34:100:34:14

Michael Matt takes the bronze with

Dave Ryding of Great Britain and

0:34:140:34:19

Northern Ireland finishing in ninth

and Laurie Taylor in 26.

0:34:190:34:24

So, Dave, top ten in the Olympics?

Yes, I am not complaining at top

0:34:240:34:31

ten. A solid day. I wish I could

have had that little bit of extra

0:34:310:34:34

skiing I knew was in me but in the

end I gave it what I had out I did

0:34:340:34:39

what I did today.

Was your aim for a

solid performance today? Did you

0:34:390:34:43

think you could let it go enough?

I

thought the second run really suited

0:34:430:34:47

me. I just made a couple of mistakes

that cost me the flow of the course.

0:34:470:34:51

I know I could have had a bit more

in me but at the same time it is the

0:34:510:34:56

Olympics and everyone is feeling the

same thing, probably.

Ninth is

0:34:560:35:00

respectable. Were you surprised that

Kristofferson couldn't handle that

0:35:000:35:04

second run?

I'm not sure if I am

right, but I think that is the first

0:35:040:35:09

time he has been leading and not

one. It shows what the Olympics

0:35:090:35:14

does.

It is tricky. And word on the

winner?

I think I will be a similar

0:35:140:35:23

aid at the next Olympics and Matt

was his age at the last one, so

0:35:230:35:29

there's hope for us.

But well done

him. Well done, Dave, you did us

0:35:290:35:34

proud and would lorry coming up,

that that shows the depth of the

0:35:340:35:38

team.

Yes, the future is bright. I

am 31 but there is life in the old

0:35:380:35:44

dog yet. It motivates me for another

four years and I know I can improve

0:35:440:35:48

on that still.

And you will be the

team leader going into the parallel

0:35:480:35:52

at the end of the Olympics. You have

got America in the first round.

How

0:35:520:35:56

do you feel about that? It will be

cool. I'm sure we can give them a

0:35:560:36:01

run for the money and I wouldn't be

surprised if we can knock them out.

0:36:010:36:05

We have got good skiers. Look

forward to it. Anything can happen

0:36:050:36:09

and hopefully I will bring my best.

Well done, Dave.

0:36:090:36:13

Chemmy Alcott interviewing Dave

Ryding there. Ed has slipped into

0:36:130:36:19

this space Rona vacated and he

competed in nearly everything in

0:36:190:36:24

Vancouver. Laurie Taylor finished 26

which isn't bad for the future of

0:36:240:36:31

British technical skiing.

0:36:310:36:36

British technical skiing.

It

certainly looks good. The future is

0:36:370:36:41

definitely right. Hopefully be speed

boys can pick it up again and

0:36:410:36:45

hopefully

0:36:450:36:45

boys can pick it up again and

hopefully some medals next time.

0:36:450:36:49

Dave Ryding, a top ten medal for

him. Do you think that was an

0:36:490:36:52

opportunity missed or should we be

happy with that?

I think that is a

0:36:520:36:57

double-edged sword for him. We

should be immensely proud of a top

0:36:570:37:00

ten finish in the Olympic Games but

I am sure Dave will look back at

0:37:000:37:04

what could have been with Marcel

Hirscher and Kristofferson not

0:37:040:37:07

finishing. The door was wide open.

He was a tiny bit they and when you

0:37:070:37:12

are talking about this standard,

safe makes a difference.

It was a

0:37:120:37:19

slalom shocks and Kristofferson

going out on the second run,

0:37:190:37:22

Hirscher going out on the first run,

but happened ever? They are the top

0:37:220:37:27

two at slalom.

Hirscher has one six

out of eight World Cup slaloms this

0:37:270:37:36

season. I don't think he has not

finished since February 20 16th, so

0:37:360:37:41

that is a shocker. His coach set the

course, so it will have been set to

0:37:410:37:46

suit Hirscher and not suit

Kristofferson, so for him to not

0:37:460:37:50

finish and none of the Austrians to

do well is a big no-no.

We will look

0:37:500:37:54

at it again and hear what went

wrong. When you lose it in slalom,

0:37:540:37:59

if the gospel to get it back.

It's

really hard to find their rhythm,

0:37:590:38:03

yes. With the snow being artificial,

it's really aggressive. Any tiny

0:38:030:38:11

move, you feel it. He loses that

outside ski and it does all the

0:38:110:38:15

turning, so when you lose it, that's

it. He will have been absolutely

0:38:150:38:20

devastated. There is a rhythm change

here, you want to get right on the

0:38:200:38:25

front, the skis pitch and grab and

unfortunately for him, that the

0:38:250:38:29

chance of the bird gold medal at

these games done.

And Kristofferson

0:38:290:38:33

standing at the top of his second

run must have thought, I have got

0:38:330:38:36

this nailed.

Maybe that is what made

him come unstuck today. He is by far

0:38:360:38:42

the second best slalom skier bear

and by far the best left in the

0:38:420:38:47

competition, so I wonder if that

played in his mind. He knew he

0:38:470:38:49

didn't have to do everything, he

just needed to give what he normally

0:38:490:38:57

did, nothing special, because he had

a quarter of a second Myhrer at that

0:38:570:39:00

point. I think he may be rested a

little bit on his laurels and came a

0:39:000:39:05

cropper.

Let's talk about the

winner, Andre Myhrer. Who is he? Was

0:39:050:39:11

this unexpected?

Not really. He has

won World Cups but this season at

0:39:110:39:18

classic slalom events, they have not

gone his way. He has won in the city

0:39:180:39:22

events where they are head to head

because he is so powerful, he

0:39:220:39:26

demolishes the track. He is a big

lad, very, very friendly and it's

0:39:260:39:31

nice to see him win.

Chemmy Alcott

was watching it all live and she

0:39:310:39:36

joins us now. It is looking quite

windy there, Chemmy? Has it picked

0:39:360:39:43

up again?

I have a chilly left a

waiting for you.

You spoke today

0:39:430:39:48

just after and it was think it will

be a double-edged sword because he

0:39:480:39:54

might look back thinking, darn it,

that was my chance. What did you

0:39:540:39:59

sense was his mood?

I completely

concur. It was a massive opportunity

0:39:590:40:04

to get on that podium either with

Hirscher and Kristofferson who we

0:40:040:40:08

thought were dead cert is on the

podium, there was one position he

0:40:080:40:11

could battle for. Especially when

you think that Matt started off just

0:40:110:40:18

after Dave, I think there was a

chance, when he finished on the

0:40:180:40:24

podium. You had to charge, you had

to take a risk. We saw a lot of

0:40:240:40:28

risks not take off, but for those

who took risks, it did pay

0:40:280:40:34

dividends.

He is taking heart from

the fact that Andre Myhrer is a

0:40:340:40:41

their bit older than him, though it

is not over for Dave Ryding yet and

0:40:410:40:45

actually not either at this games,

because he was talking about the

0:40:450:40:48

event.

Definitely. Dave has peaked

quite late in terms of his age. He

0:40:480:40:53

has really become quite competitive

in the last be years. He is hungry

0:40:530:40:59

for success. He works incredibly

hard. He will still be around in

0:40:590:41:02

four years. And by the and Laurie

Taylor were hungry when I

0:41:020:41:07

interviewed them about the parallel.

We thought they had a bad draw

0:41:070:41:11

against the Americans, but the

American team is actively looking

0:41:110:41:14

quite weak, with one skier saying

that he will pull out if Shiffrin

0:41:140:41:19

does. I looked at the track, it is

quite flat, we know our guys are

0:41:190:41:26

competitive under starts, so I am

excited for that.

Talking of

0:41:260:41:30

American stars, we had the very

rare, I think first time ever, site

0:41:300:41:35

of Lindsay Vonn against Mr --

against Mikaela Shiffrin in the

0:41:350:41:39

combined. That wasn't short of

drama.

What happened? Oh my God, the

0:41:390:41:44

most amazing day in the combined for

the beam out of athletes. If Lindsay

0:41:440:41:48

had skied the downhill today --

yesterday like she did today, it

0:41:480:41:56

would have been a real battle.

Today, she was skiing so hard, and

0:41:560:42:01

though she doesn't have that much

training under her belt in slalom,

0:42:010:42:07

she was on fire. But Shiffrin really

put one down. And then kissing, who

0:42:070:42:13

had a crash yesterday, I thought

that might be on her mind, skied

0:42:130:42:19

really well in the downhill and had

a good slalom. Then Lindsay was

0:42:190:42:26

standing at that start gate and you

just pushed it too hard and

0:42:260:42:29

straddled unfortunately.

It is very

difficult. Downhill skiers don't

0:42:290:42:35

often make good slalom skiers. We

are just being Lindsay's mistake

0:42:350:42:39

here. It is not for lack of trying?

No, slalom is a special discipline.

0:42:390:42:48

The athletes whose ski well at

slalom ski day in, day out. Lindsay

0:42:480:42:55

put a heart on the line. She was

really bald lead to even take part

0:42:550:43:00

today because we know she hasn't

done much slalom training in the

0:43:000:43:03

past with all these injuries. She

put herself in a great position to

0:43:030:43:08

attack for a podium, maybe not gold,

but it wasn't to be. But a great run

0:43:080:43:16

from giving.

0:43:160:43:21

from giving. She was really

emotional yesterday because her

0:43:210:43:23

reign as Olympic champion was up, so

the Gisin family lost and Olympic

0:43:230:43:30

champion yesterday but did day they

brought it home with Michelle Gisin

0:43:300:43:34

and that could be the last ever

Alpine combined we ever see in the

0:43:340:43:39

Olympic Games, say she will have

that title for life.

I'm sure it has

0:43:390:43:44

happened with brothers, it may have

happened with sisters before as

0:43:440:43:47

well?

Once before. The French

Kershaw sisters, they really

0:43:470:43:56

dominated our sisters back in the

day. They won both gold and silver

0:43:560:44:00

in the giant slalom and slalom. The

other story of siblings was with

0:44:000:44:05

Michael Matt today whose brother

four years ago won the slalom. Mario

0:44:050:44:09

Matt.

His other brother won the ski

cross. These things run in the

0:44:090:44:15

family, they really do. Chemmy,

thank you so much for your time. And

0:44:150:44:19

thank you to Ed as well. We are

going to short track speed skating

0:44:190:44:25

now because we have a very busy

programme. Sadly no British skaters

0:44:250:44:30

but as you know from watching their

short track, it doesn't mean their

0:44:300:44:34

way to be drama and they went to be

crashes and incidents. Our

0:44:340:44:38

commentators will make sure you know

plenty about this gated you were

0:44:380:44:40

going to be seen. Men's 500 metre

quarterfinal action coming first.

0:44:400:44:49

COMMENTATOR: Good morning,

everybody, and welcome to the

0:44:500:44:54

Gangneung arena. We can expect some

fantastic racing tonight, starting

0:44:540:45:01

with this men's 500 metres, which is

a pretty open field.

It certainly

0:45:010:45:06

is, and I think the fireworks will

take the roof off this arena

0:45:060:45:10

tonight. It could go anyway really,

it is all about the start, generally

0:45:100:45:14

speaking. Lame one will be the

fastest skater, lane two the second

0:45:140:45:21

fastest, and it could really go any

way whatsoever.

So in this first

0:45:210:45:28

race we have Ren Ziwei from China,

with position number one, and

0:45:280:45:35

Aleksandr Shulginov from the OAR,

the 19-year-old. Shaolin Sandor Liu,

0:45:350:45:40

the world champion from 2016 in

position three, Bartosz Konopko from

0:45:400:45:47

Poland in four, and on the far side,

Denis Nikisha from Kazakhstan, who

0:45:470:45:52

was sixth in the World Championship

couple of years ago.

0:45:520:45:58

The start is key, and a good start

made by Ren Ziwei of China. And the

0:45:580:46:04

hunger area and just moving into

third place at the moment, but it is

0:46:040:46:09

an excellent start made by Ren Ziwei

from China, the Polish skater

0:46:090:46:15

Bartosz Konopko has got away really

well as well, and Shaolin Sandor Liu

0:46:150:46:21

from Hungary, the former world

champion, in third place, with a bit

0:46:210:46:24

of work to do. The first two

qualify, and Shaolin Sandor Liu goes

0:46:240:46:28

through on the inside, he is having

quite a battle with Bartosz Konopko.

0:46:280:46:32

Ren Ziwei has a battle at the front

of the race, this is tremendous for

0:46:320:46:36

him, and he comes across the line in

first place, and Shaolin Sandor Liu

0:46:360:46:40

in second place, 14.05 is the time,

and that was a superb time.

That was

0:46:400:46:50

superb, and I think it is a new

official Olympic record. I was

0:46:500:46:55

predicting here, the ice is

extremely fast indeed, and that

0:46:550:46:59

Olympic record of course has stood

all the way back through to the heat

0:46:590:47:05

they had earlier this week, and that

was Wu Dajing of China, so his

0:47:050:47:12

team-mate has now skated a new

Olympic record.

Let's have a look at

0:47:120:47:17

the race here again, and right from

the start, Ren Ziwei made a start,

0:47:170:47:29

and the Polish skater causing a

problem, but these two will go

0:47:290:47:33

through, Ren Ziwei of China.

Aleksandr Shulginov and Bartosz

0:47:330:47:39

Konopko the two to hit the deck then

gouge a nasty carving the ice

0:47:390:47:46

surface here. And they prepare to

leave the service from the time

0:47:460:47:53

being. Confirmation of the result,

and that Olympic record time, it has

0:47:530:47:57

taken a couple of tenths of a second

off the previous record, 40.03 to,

0:47:570:48:05

Ren Ziwei and Shaolin Sandor Liu of

Hungary both going through.

And of

0:48:050:48:11

course Ren Ziwei has a superb time.

In the semifinal, if nobody escaped

0:48:110:48:16

any faster, he will draw all a

number one, and that is really so

0:48:160:48:22

important. In the past used to be

drawn randomly by the computer, and

0:48:220:48:25

nowadays they have given the

advantage to the fastest skater, and

0:48:250:48:29

that skater gets the inside lane.

So

they are still just patching up the

0:48:290:48:37

track, we are very close to the

start line after the first of the

0:48:370:48:43

quarterfinals, and the second

quarter finalists are out onto the

0:48:430:48:46

track now, and the home crowd with

plenty to cheer for. Hwang Daeheon

0:48:460:48:53

has been much hyped in these

Olympics, but he has finished 14th

0:48:530:48:57

and 17th so far.

For a Korean, they

have won so many gold medals as a

0:48:570:49:04

country, the him to be finishing in

those places is disappointing for

0:49:040:49:08

him personally, and obviously he

will be looking to take away goal

0:49:080:49:11

here, and later this evening they

have the 5000 metres men's relay as

0:49:110:49:14

well.

So, the skaters are waiting to

take to the ice here. Number nine on

0:49:140:49:25

the hat, that is another Chinese

skater they're just on the outside

0:49:250:49:32

of the upper padding. This is taking

some considerable time here to patch

0:49:320:49:36

this up, and it was quite a

collision between the Olympic

0:49:360:49:40

Athlete from Russia and the Polish

competitor, and clearly they have

0:49:400:49:44

made quite a dent in the ice, but

the magic spray has gone down, and

0:49:440:49:48

hopefully we can resume any second

now, just a little bit longer for

0:49:480:49:53

those waiting to come out onto the

track. Now, Wu Dajing is in this

0:49:530:49:57

one, and Wu Dajing is one of those

we really need to keep an eye on

0:49:570:50:01

here. The Olympic silver medallist

from four years ago, won Silver last

0:50:010:50:07

year in the World Championships.

Roberts Zvejnieks from Latvia in

0:50:070:50:11

two, Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev in

three, finding all of Korea in four,

0:50:110:50:17

and Watanabe on the far side, and

they will have to do it again.

Wu

0:50:170:50:24

Dajing of China on the inside, he

was clearly the culprit, he made the

0:50:240:50:29

false start. And this means that

this race is only allowed one false

0:50:290:50:36

start, you can see the Chinese

skater on the inside, just

0:50:360:50:43

fractionally moving before the rest

of the group.

Position three, the

0:50:430:50:49

false start, so that is Nurbergen

Zhumagaziyev from Kazakhstan in the

0:50:490:50:53

blue in the middle. They get away

this time, and they certainly have.

0:50:530:51:00

Wu Dajing goes to the front, and

Roberts Zvejnieks who has performed

0:51:000:51:03

well for Latvia in these Olympic

Games has settled into second place

0:51:030:51:07

with plenty of space around him as

well. Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev who

0:51:070:51:12

started in position three is in

position three as well. One

0:51:120:51:25

position three as well. One -- Hwang

Daeheon has an awful lot to do, but

0:51:250:51:29

he is giving it his best go. The

Chinese skater is in the front, but

0:51:290:51:34

one day Honda is going around the

outside, desperately trying to catch

0:51:340:51:40

up. It was a photo finish, but I

think Hwang Daehon has got it. 39.81

0:51:400:51:52

is the time, which would be a new

world record.

That is an amazing

0:51:520:51:56

time on this ice. That world record

has stood since 2012, believe it or

0:51:560:52:01

not. Done at altitude in salt lake

city. I think the ice conditions are

0:52:010:52:06

saying at all. I was predicting that

there would in fact be a world

0:52:060:52:10

record. Look at it again here. Wu

Dajing led from start to finish, and

0:52:100:52:16

we have to wait to see who will get

the second place. That is going to

0:52:160:52:21

be a photo finish.

Look at this. We

look at the race again, the amount

0:52:210:52:25

of ground that Hwang Daehon in the

white from Korea had to make up, but

0:52:250:52:31

here is the new world record holder,

Wu Dajing, he finished second in

0:52:310:52:35

Sochi four years ago, and has no

intention of finishing second again

0:52:350:52:38

this time round. And the world

record has been confirmed to for Wu

0:52:380:52:46

Dajing, and Hwang Daehon from Korea

has qualified as well. So we have

0:52:460:52:52

seen a world record, and the home

crowd are happy. Disappointment for

0:52:520:53:00

Roberts Zvejnieks from Latvia who

was in a great position all the way

0:53:000:53:02

round.

I think he panicked, what am

I doing in second place qualifying,

0:53:020:53:10

and of course the Korean athlete

stormed around the outside and

0:53:100:53:13

managed to scrape through.

Coming in

here, Hwang Daehon was one of the

0:53:130:53:18

big hopes for Korea, and short track

is popular in this country, of all

0:53:180:53:22

the Olympic sports, this is the one

for many of them.

Indeed, and I

0:53:220:53:28

think the blue riband event that

everybody would want is the 5000

0:53:280:53:32

metres relay which will be later on

this evening.

And we look forward to

0:53:320:53:36

that, because the women's race was

exciting, if not without its

0:53:360:53:41

controversy. Which has been rumbling

on ever since, I have to say. China

0:53:410:53:46

are still not very happy about the

outcome, where they were

0:53:460:53:50

disqualified. We have this third

quarterfinal coming up now, and this

0:53:500:53:55

could be a really good race here. We

have Seo Yira from Korea, who won

0:53:550:54:01

the bronze medal here in the

thousand metres as well, Samuel

0:54:010:54:06

Girard, the new Olympic 1000m

champion, Ryosuke Sakazume from

0:54:060:54:11

Japan, who was fifth in the

thousand, and Han Tianyu who was

0:54:110:54:16

fifth in this event in Sochi.

A

really high quality field, and Seo

0:54:160:54:26

Yira of Korea has drawn the inner

lane, so we will see whether he can

0:54:260:54:29

lead from start to finish.

Seo Yira

with the long hair from Canada,

0:54:290:54:33

number three on his helmet. Won

Olympic gold medal, and a fourth

0:54:330:54:39

place so far. On go, the first time,

Seo Yira get into the first bend the

0:54:390:54:44

lead. Samuel Girard right on his

tail, and bringing up the rear at

0:54:440:54:50

the moment is Han Tianyu from China.

A lovely move their by Samuel

0:54:500:54:55

Girard, looking smooth and strong

and confident, as you would expect

0:54:550:54:58

for somebody who has already won a

gold medal here. And Seo Yira has

0:54:580:55:04

crashed, the world champion from

Korea has gone down. Samuel Girard

0:55:040:55:08

leading now for Canada, and Ryosuke

Sakazume from Japan in second place,

0:55:080:55:12

these two can skate around and

presumably qualify for the

0:55:120:55:16

semifinals, unless there is some

skulduggery that is discovered by

0:55:160:55:21

the officials that maybe involves

them. But those two cross the line,

0:55:210:55:26

Samuel Girard in first place and

Ryosuke Sakazume as well, and the

0:55:260:55:29

crowd a little bit stunned, because

Seo Yira hit the deck, and so did

0:55:290:55:35

Han Tianyu.

And Han Tianyu tried to

move up the inside after Ryosuke

0:55:350:55:45

Sakazume, the Japanese skater, close

the door a little bit of preventing

0:55:450:55:47

him coming through, and then they

both at this very high-speed, 55

0:55:470:55:52

kilometres per hour, the slightest

touch will knock you off balance,

0:55:520:55:55

and it will be interesting to see

who gets a penalty, and maybe

0:55:550:55:59

whether a skater will not be

advanced.

This is going to be an

0:55:590:56:03

anxious wait here for Seo Yira, the

world 1000m champion here. Let's

0:56:030:56:10

have a look at it again here. As

hand tries to come through, he is

0:56:100:56:19

very wide, swipes all the way

across, so I would actually think

0:56:190:56:24

Seo Yira would be the culprit to get

the penalty, but of course the

0:56:240:56:27

Chinese skater isn't in a qualifying

position, so theoretically, there

0:56:270:56:33

should be no advantage, and these

other two skaters who will qualify

0:56:330:56:37

through to the final.

Samuel Girard

looking very comfortable indeed.

It

0:56:370:56:42

seems as if the rivalry on the track

between China and Korea is intense

0:56:420:56:47

in the extreme. We have seen that in

other events. We have seen that in

0:56:470:56:52

other events. It has not been

greater short track for China, they

0:56:520:57:00

are used to winning things, and they

have got just one silver medal here,

0:57:000:57:03

whereas Korea topped the medal table

in short track with three golds on

0:57:030:57:07

the bronze. But here it is again.

Clearly you can see here, if we are

0:57:070:57:13

remaining consistent with the

penalties that have been given

0:57:130:57:16

earlier, the skater from the outside

clearly moves in, clashes blades. So

0:57:160:57:23

we are still waiting for the

official result, I believe.

The

0:57:230:57:29

official result is as it stands.

Nothing has happened. And the other

0:57:290:57:37

skaters are ready for the fourth and

final one of these quarterfinals, so

0:57:370:57:46

it was Samuel Girard and Ryosuke

Sakazume going through. Now, we have

0:57:460:57:51

got Lim Hyojun, Gold medallist in

the 1500, Shaoang Liu, bronze

0:57:510:57:54

medallist with number five on his

helmet, Dylan Hoogerwerf from the

0:57:540:58:09

Netherlands, Daan Breeuwsma also

from the Netherlands, and finally,

0:58:100:58:15

Abzal Azhgaliyev from Kazakhstan.

Not for the first time, they are

0:58:150:58:20

seeking to get going, false start.

It was the skater on the outside,

0:58:200:58:24

Abzal Azhgaliyev.

He is in the worst

position.

It was position three

0:58:240:58:29

that. Did.

That is Dylan Hoogerwerf,

European Championship medallist from

0:58:290:58:33

last year. Away we go this time, the

mad dash for that first bend, and it

0:58:330:58:40

is quite a run. And they are going

to stop the race because of the

0:58:400:58:45

entanglement involved in Dylan

Hoogerwerf and the Korean, Lim

0:58:450:58:51

Hyojun, and Lim Hyojun has had an

outstanding Olympics so far. Gold

0:58:510:58:54

medallist. But he looks as if he had

injured himself there, or been

0:58:540:59:00

injured in that incident.

There you

can see him holding that right

0:59:000:59:02

shoulder. You can see it here again

in slow motion. Both the Korean and

0:59:020:59:10

the Hungarian fighting around that

first corner. And you can see Dylan

0:59:100:59:15

Hoogerwerf sort of pushing the

skater away, doesn't want to get

0:59:150:59:20

involved.

That was Shaoang Liu, the

Hungarian, a real shoulder to

0:59:200:59:24

shoulder battle as they fought for

the same space on the ice.

And the

0:59:240:59:33

skaters some of them having their

blades checked at the moment. One or

0:59:330:59:37

two of them, we saw that earlier,

what are they actually doing?

0:59:370:59:43

Checking that the blades are still

sharp and there is nothing in the

0:59:430:59:46

clash of blades, you imagine two

knives pitting one another, so some

0:59:460:59:50

of the skaters in fact do completely

change the blade, and in the past,

0:59:500:59:56

when I was skating, as I said

earlier, this was not allowed, and

0:59:560:59:59

this is again a new rule, and

hopefully in the future we will

0:59:591:00:04

actually instead of being awarded a

penalty, will actually be told what

1:00:041:00:07

the reason was.

1:00:071:00:15

Will it be third time lucky here

with this start? Let's hope so.

1:00:151:00:19

Let's hope we can have this third

quarterfinal in the men's 500

1:00:191:00:25

metres. Good to see that Lim Hyojun

is OK. And away they go. And another

1:00:251:00:39

mad bash ensues and this time Lim

Hyojun does come to the front. And

1:00:391:00:46

Shaoang Liu in second place and Daan

Breeuwsma has done well to move up.

1:00:461:00:57

Lim Hyojun is right where he wants

to be, out of the traffic at the

1:00:571:01:02

front, but Shaoang Liu is right

behind him in second place. The

1:01:021:01:07

Cavazzani is in third place and the

two Dutchmen are struggling at the

1:01:071:01:10

back of the field at the moment. We

are on the last lap here and Lim

1:01:101:01:16

Hyojun is going to lead them home.

Second over the line is Daan

1:01:161:01:23

Breeuwsma from the Netherlands but

having appeared to injure his right

1:01:231:01:27

shoulder in a previous start to the

event, Lim Hyojun was able to pick

1:01:271:01:33

himself up and still finish in first

place.

There will certainly be a

1:01:331:01:39

penalty, I would have thought,

because one of the skaters was in

1:01:391:01:42

second place in a qualifying

position with one lap to go.

1:01:421:01:51

position with one lap to go. With

one lap to go, one of those skaters

1:01:511:01:55

will have to have a penalty and I

think it might be the skater from

1:01:551:02:00

Kazakhstan. This is the first corner

and the rotation of the camera, so

1:02:001:02:06

we can see it at speed, coming

through on the inside and he is on

1:02:061:02:14

the inside now, so I would have

thought the area would have got the

1:02:141:02:16

penalty.

So you are saying that

Shaoang Liu wasn't wronged in that

1:02:161:02:22

manoeuvre?

No, I would have thought,

at this angle we are seeing it from

1:02:221:02:27

now, because the referee is the from

a different angle, I think he

1:02:271:02:31

believes he was in the right and I

would agree with that from the angle

1:02:311:02:35

we saw it from and that Shaoang Liu

of Hungary would have got the

1:02:351:02:38

penalty.

It is interesting that your

opinion on certain situations can

1:02:381:02:44

change depending on which angle you

are looking at. What we need to see,

1:02:441:02:48

I think, in the future is exactly

what they are looking at each time

1:02:481:02:51

so that we know when a decision is

made, exactly the picture they have

1:02:511:02:55

made a decision on. As you can see,

Kazakhstan's representatives and the

1:02:551:03:03

skater himself are waiting to see

what the outcome is here. That

1:03:031:03:06

challenge coming from Shaoang Liu

from Hungary on the outside. Ahead

1:03:061:03:11

of them all was Lim Hyojun, looking

to continue his outstanding Olympic

1:03:111:03:17

Games. The two Dutchmen there,

certainly one of them in Daan

1:03:171:03:23

Breeuwsma, able to profit having

been right at the back of the field

1:03:231:03:26

up until the end. By quite a bit of

a difference as well. -- quite a bit

1:03:261:03:32

of a distance as well.

The referees

on one side of the screen are seeing

1:03:321:03:38

something different from the

referees on the other side of the

1:03:381:03:40

screen.

They are going to change the

rules so that going forward

1:03:401:03:45

hopefully from next season there

will be an announcement on the

1:03:451:03:48

Tannoy hopefully by the referee on

the ice like in the NFL, as we have

1:03:481:03:53

a look, it looks like there is going

to be a penalty. Looks like there

1:03:531:03:57

will be a penalty potentially for

Shaoang Liu.

Yes. If they are

1:03:571:04:02

remaining consistent with the calls

they have made today, that would

1:04:021:04:05

have to be the case.

And a penalty

to Shaoang Liu of Hungary, which

1:04:051:04:14

means the skater from Kazakhstan is

advanced so rejoins Lim Hyojun and

1:04:141:04:20

Daan Breeuwsma into the semifinals.

That is a decent result for Daan

1:04:201:04:26

Breeuwsma, he has never finished

higher than 14th at this distance in

1:04:261:04:29

his whole career and he has been

around a while at 30 years of age

1:04:291:04:36

now. There is a confirmation of the

semi-finals line-up in the men's 500

1:04:361:04:40

metres and we have lots of

tremendous racing to come. Take your

1:04:401:04:44

pick from that lot, well.

All the

Koreans have got quick times, so

1:04:441:04:50

they will all be in lane one or two.

There are still three of them in

1:04:501:04:55

there, so it could go anyway, still.

Next up onto the track is an event

1:04:551:05:01

in which Elise Christie in the

current world champion, as we all

1:05:011:05:12

make, having been given a yellow

card, despite thinking she had made

1:05:121:05:27

it three it is nine laps of the

track here. We have got Kim Alang,

1:05:331:05:37

Marianne St Gelais, Kim Boutin, then

we have got there a need the run and

1:05:371:05:50

Bianca Walter. Walter is the rank

outsider here having not won any

1:05:501:05:58

World Cup races yet. She is very

much the outsider in a high class

1:05:581:06:01

field.

Marianne St Gelais in second

and moving up -- in third and moving

1:06:011:06:11

up to second. As the Korean moves

smoothly through into third place.

1:06:111:06:19

Leading the way is Kim Boutin, as

the Canadians are still smarting

1:06:191:06:25

from their disqualification in the

3000m relay the other night. They

1:06:251:06:29

felt they haven't done anything

wrong. Kim Boutin first, Kim

1:06:291:06:43

wrong. Kim Boutin first, Kim Alang

second, opening up each small

1:06:431:06:46

advantage is Kim Boutin, with her

two bronze medals already from these

1:06:461:06:51

Olympics. Kim Alang is in second,

Marianne St Gelais is looking to

1:06:511:06:57

challenge. In the end, Marianne St

Gelais couldn't find her way

1:06:571:07:02

through. Kim Boutin first over the

line, Kim Alang second and despite

1:07:021:07:08

her best efforts, Marianne St Gelais

could not get her toe over the line

1:07:081:07:12

in time and she finishes third.

This

will be, of course, last Olympic

1:07:121:07:18

Games. This is her third time

competing at the Olympic Games and

1:07:181:07:23

one of the all-time best skaters for

the Canadian team. As we can see in

1:07:231:07:27

the replay, Kim Boutin really

dominating. Her strength in this

1:07:271:07:33

race, leading from the front, making

it look very simple, actually.

1:07:331:07:38

Skating away from Kim Alang of

career.

She hasn't had a very good

1:07:381:07:43

Olympics, has she, by her own

standards, Marianne St Gelais,

1:07:431:07:51

standards, Marianne St Gelais, with

no fairy tale Olympic ending for

1:07:521:07:54

her.

No.

You can see she was

stretching trying to get there in

1:07:541:08:01

second but couldn't quite make it

and Kim Boutin and Kim Alang are

1:08:011:08:06

confirmed as qualifying from that

first quarterfinal.

1:08:061:08:12

Just about to line-up for the second

of these quarterfinals now.

1:08:121:08:20

of these quarterfinals now. Arianna

Fontana from Italy won the 500

1:08:221:08:26

metres last week and is the most

decorated short track skater in

1:08:261:08:32

history. She has seven medals now.

1:08:321:08:44

Li Jinyu already has a silver model

as well from the 1500m. And more

1:08:531:09:02

running repairs on the ice.

They

fill the give it and then they

1:09:021:09:08

re-freeze it.

It is like a fire

extinction.

Making sure that none of

1:09:081:09:18

the skaters in the next race

accidentally go into the rut.

1:09:181:09:25

Worth noting as well that all of the

figure skating is here as well. Do

1:09:351:09:42

you think bearing in mind they use

the ice differently, it has worked

1:09:421:09:47

well?

Bearing in mind we had a

world-record today, it has been up

1:09:471:09:53

to standard for short skating that

they haven't been able to train here

1:09:531:09:58

very often, alternating between a

training venue and here.

1:09:581:10:07

training venue and here.

Arianna

Fontana, Valerie Maltais, Li Jinyu,

1:10:071:10:09

Hitomi Saito, and away we go first

time. Fontana going straight to the

1:10:091:10:18

front, Valerie Maltais from Canada

wasn't having any of that. She

1:10:181:10:23

wanted to assert her authority but

Fontana wed be far-away. Hitomi

1:10:231:10:27

Saito from Japan bringing up the

rear at the moment and Li Jinyu

1:10:271:10:32

already has the silver medal from

the 1500, just 17 years of age.

1:10:321:10:38

Fontana having a little look on the

inside and she glides through.

She

1:10:381:10:44

has and I think on paper Fontana and

Valerie Maltais, first and second at

1:10:441:10:50

the moment, they should be the two

who qualified through to the

1:10:501:10:54

semifinals. As Fontana goes through

again. Keeping this speed up, making

1:10:541:11:00

it difficult for skaters coming

around the outside.

At the moment,

1:11:001:11:04

these two skaters look to be in

control. The door was closed in the

1:11:041:11:08

base their full Li Jinyu rapidly by

Fontana there. Trying to put a spare

1:11:081:11:15

time and squeezes on ahead of

Valerie Maltais. Still with Li Jinyu

1:11:151:11:24

third and Hitomi Saito bringing up

the rear. Hitomi Saito now trying to

1:11:241:11:30

have a go, only one lap to go. Also

Li Jinyu in third place is putting

1:11:301:11:36

the pressure on. The Japanese skater

almost crashing into the back of the

1:11:361:11:41

Chinese skater. Fontana first and

Valerie Maltais in second place I

1:11:411:11:47

think, Li Jinyu just pipped to the

line.

Those are the skaters I was

1:11:471:11:51

calling for this race. On paper,

Fontana is tenth racked -- tenth

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ranked, followed by Maltais, then Li

Jinyu and Hitomi Saito was 26 in the

1:12:001:12:12

world, so almost making up the

numbers. The pace was high enough,

1:12:121:12:16

fast enough that it was too

difficult for other skaters to come

1:12:161:12:21

past.

How consisted is Fontana?

1:12:211:12:27

past.

How consisted is Fontana? --

how consisted is Fontana?

Yes, that

1:12:281:12:32

was clearly Maltais. No need to look

at a video replay.

Arianna Fontana

1:12:321:12:43

delivers so often in the Olympic

Games. There is competition --

1:12:431:12:49

confirmation of the results. Going

with the seeding. That is what we

1:12:491:12:54

expected. The ice bucket is out on

the ice again.

Times are not that

1:12:541:13:01

important depending on the start

line, because it more, located with

1:13:011:13:08

the four and a half laps.

1:13:081:13:14

Choi Minjeong has been the star of

the games so far in skating for the

1:13:231:13:30

Koreans, and just 19 years of age.

1:13:301:13:41

Lara van Ruijven is from the

Netherlands, and Magdalena

1:13:471:13:50

Warakomska from Poland.

1:13:501:13:55

Nine laps.

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A clean start this time, and Qu

Chunyu makes a decent start, but it

1:14:091:14:13

is Lara van Ruijven from the

Netherlands in front ahead of

1:14:131:14:18

Magdalena Warakomska from Poland.

The Chinese have so many penalties,

1:14:181:14:21

or it'll be interesting to see

whether they adapt to different

1:14:211:14:25

strategy. They need to go to the

front early on in the race.

She has

1:14:251:14:30

gone straight to the front, and Lara

van Ruijven from the Netherlands

1:14:301:14:37

second, with Choi Minjeong at the

back. We have seen this before, with

1:14:371:14:44

Choi Minjeong, she sails along the

back and then suddenly burst of

1:14:441:14:47

pace.

They want to be in front, but

they don't want to suddenly find

1:14:471:14:57

themselves at the back.

It looks as

though she has got rocket fuel

1:14:571:15:00

skates when she requires it, Choi

Minjeong, so keep an eye on the back

1:15:001:15:04

and the attempted move. As you were

suggesting, Qu Chunyu is getting as

1:15:041:15:09

far away from everybody else at the

front as possible, and now Choi

1:15:091:15:14

Minjeong starts to have a little

luck. Here comes the move from the

1:15:141:15:18

back from the two-time gold

medallist already. She is going the

1:15:181:15:21

long way round, but it absolutely

doesn't matter, and she is going

1:15:211:15:25

straight to the front. It looks as

if she is just out for a training

1:15:251:15:30

skate here now. Taking the bell in

the lead, Choi Minjeong suddenly

1:15:301:15:34

opens up a very sizeable gap indeed,

and Qu Chunyu will slide home in

1:15:341:15:40

second place. Magdalena Warakomska

inferred, and Lara van Ruijven in

1:15:401:15:46

fourth.

I'm generally not speaking a

betting man, but I would put my

1:15:461:15:53

money on Choi Minjeong for the gold

medal in the 1000m.

She licks as if

1:15:531:16:00

she hasn't even started the race.

You can see her moving around the

1:16:001:16:05

outside, and tactically very good

skating by Qu Chunyu of China,

1:16:051:16:09

because she knew she would be

coming, and she was pulling her away

1:16:091:16:12

from the other skaters in third and

fourth place at the moment.

So,

1:16:121:16:17

intelligent skating there from Qu

Chunyu of China, as you say, and

1:16:171:16:24

Choi Minjeong was always the big

threat in that race, but she did

1:16:241:16:28

everything she could to prepare for

that, she knew that was coming. So

1:16:281:16:35

there is confirmation, Choi Minjeong

and Qu Chunyu both going through,

1:16:351:16:38

with Magdalena Warakomska and Lara

van Ruijven both out of the

1:16:381:16:41

competition. We have one more

quarterfinal to come, the last heat

1:16:411:16:44

coming up any second now. And we

have five athletes in this one. We

1:16:441:16:54

have Suzanne Schulting of the

Netherlands, the bronze medallist in

1:16:541:16:58

last year's World Championships in

Rotterdam. Ekaterina Efremenkova

1:16:581:17:02

from the OAR, Andrea Keszler,

European Championships silver

1:17:021:17:09

medallist from Hungary, Shim Sukhee

with three medals in Sochi, and boy

1:17:091:17:19

who already has two medals,

including silver in the 500 metres.

1:17:191:17:22

And it is Suzanne Schulting from the

Netherlands who was originally at

1:17:221:17:25

the front, in the orange helmet, but

coming through is her compatriot,

1:17:251:17:30

never 21, boy.

On the Dutch are

playing the same strategy here. It

1:17:301:17:34

is all about being in front now,

because when Kim does come around

1:17:341:17:39

the outside, it will be all about

who will be in second place at that

1:17:391:17:43

time at the moment.

Yes, Shim Sukhee

is from Gangneung originally, she

1:17:431:17:52

ended up having to go to Seoul to

further her career, but she is local

1:17:521:17:58

and they are rooting for her. So at

the moment, we have got Suzanne

1:17:581:18:02

Schulting on the front, and in

second place still is boy.

They need

1:18:021:18:10

to really pick this speed up if they

want to finish won and two, the

1:18:101:18:17

Dutch. It is a Dutch 1-2 at the

moment, Shim Sukhee on the outside.

1:18:171:18:29

Round the outside, Shim Sukhee still

has that gold from the relay, the

1:18:291:18:36

crowd roaring. Suzanne Schulting is

holding onto second place, Ekaterina

1:18:361:18:42

Efremenkova challenging as well, but

it is a comfortable win for Shim

1:18:421:18:47

Sukhee, and a little celebration for

Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands

1:18:471:18:50

finishing in second place and going

through to the semifinals. A

1:18:501:18:53

comfortable race there for Shim

Sukhee of Korea. It could almost

1:18:531:19:01

have been a clean sweep for the

Koreans if they all get to the

1:19:011:19:05

final, of course.

We have the

semifinals to come in both the men's

1:19:051:19:14

500 and the women's 1000m, but very

impressive there from Shim Sukhee,

1:19:141:19:19

impressive once more.

And because of

all the penalties we have been

1:19:191:19:27

having, they are not trying to cut

in again, they keep same line on the

1:19:271:19:32

outside, and she made it look very

easy indeed.

And Shim Sukhee is

1:19:321:19:39

still a very young skater, very

interesting indeed. I don't think

1:19:391:19:44

there is any controversy surrounding

the fourth and final quarterfinal in

1:19:441:19:48

the women's 1000m, which means that

Shim Sukhee from Korea qualifies

1:19:481:19:53

along with Suzanne Schulting from

the Netherlands. So, with that

1:19:531:19:59

completed...

CLARE BALDING:

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completed...

CLARE BALDING: We will be back for

1:20:021:20:04

the semifinals very shortly. Johnny

and Sarah are alongside me. Are you

1:20:041:20:11

watching these quarterfinals

thinking I wish ill Elise -- I wish

1:20:111:20:19

Elise was there?

Of course, but now

we can relax and just watch it.

And

1:20:191:20:27

some of the big names are not

performing so well here, it is not

1:20:271:20:32

just Elise Christie.

Yes, we have

seen some of the girls go out there

1:20:321:20:37

and not do so well, and one of the

Korean guys who did well at the

1:20:371:20:41

World Championships, he has had a

shocker as well, so it is the

1:20:411:20:44

pressure of the games. They have got

great form coming into it, but when

1:20:441:20:47

it matters to deliver, they have

found it difficult, and every body

1:20:471:20:50

else has upped their game as well.

And it is such a tough sport, as we

1:20:501:20:54

have come to recognise the last

couple of. Now, what of Elise

1:20:541:21:02

Christie? How is chic

psychologically? We will show you

1:21:021:21:04

the full interview just after 11,

but he is a taster. Backstage with

1:21:041:21:10

her boyfriend, he is through to the

semifinals of the 500, she is on

1:21:101:21:14

crutches with a boot to protect her

ankle, and this is what she has been

1:21:141:21:17

saying.

It has obviously been a

tough few days, I have been in quite

1:21:171:21:26

a lot of pain, not feeling very well

from all the pain. I have been up

1:21:261:21:31

and down, I don't feel like I did

after Sochi, and I have had so much

1:21:311:21:36

support back home which has been

incredible, overwhelming, just like,

1:21:361:21:41

so I'm doing OK, I have my moments,

when I realise I have got injured at

1:21:411:21:46

an Olympic Games, and that sucks,

but it is done now, I can't do

1:21:461:21:52

anything about it except focus on

the next four years.

And in terms of

1:21:521:21:56

your ankle, you are sitting here

with the boot on. We saw what

1:21:561:22:01

happened in the 1000m heat. What is

the prognosis and treatment plan?

1:22:011:22:06

The prognosis I was given originally

was 4-6 weeks completely off the

1:22:061:22:10

ice. My brain was telling me, you

can't be in the picture now, but my

1:22:101:22:14

heart was telling me otherwise, and

I didn't think I could win now, but

1:22:141:22:18

I thought I was still capable of

meddling, and I believe that.

1:22:181:22:25

Everyone back home, there were

messages from everyone, but there

1:22:251:22:29

was one specific message in my head

from a young girl who had got her

1:22:291:22:35

mum to say, can you text Elise and

tell her she is my hero, and that

1:22:351:22:43

stayed with me, and I knew she would

be watching, and I had to try, and I

1:22:431:22:48

tried, and as far as I have is

concerned, I had qualified, and I

1:22:481:22:52

thought it was unbelievable, I

finished the second place in an

1:22:521:22:57

Olympics, top 16 with ligament

damage to my ankle, and I think that

1:22:571:23:00

shows you how physically strong I

am.

Elise Christie, still fighting

1:23:001:23:04

talk from her, and we will see the

full interview

1:23:041:23:15

full interview just after 11, but

one of the major headlines is she

1:23:151:23:17

has committed her future to short

track speed skating, there won't be

1:23:171:23:19

any dipping off to a different sport

or indeed dipping out.

And you can

1:23:191:23:22

see the determination, and as soon

she came off the ice, she was

1:23:221:23:25

saying, I want to do this again, she

hasn't had a full crack at that

1:23:251:23:28

1000m, and she wants to have a go.

She is aware of her ability to

1:23:281:23:31

influence young girls, and I wonder

if that is because she had such a

1:23:311:23:34

rough time as a kid at school.

Maybe, she had some bullying and

1:23:341:23:38

stuff when she was younger, and it

is nice that people look up to

1:23:381:23:51

her and can be inspired by her

strength and determination, and her

1:24:051:24:07

ability to try and turn things

around, and she is ready talking

1:24:071:24:10

about the next four years of the

next Olympics. I would like to see

1:24:101:24:12

her have a little bit of downtime,

sometime away its time to reflect

1:24:121:24:15

and get her head around what happens

before she starts to focus, because

1:24:151:24:17

after Sochi she didn't have a time

off, and I think this time round she

1:24:171:24:21

really does need a break.

I think

the injury will force that break,

1:24:211:24:23

won't it?

Yes, she needs to get back

and have some recovery and start a

1:24:231:24:27

rehab, but it is so nice that as an

athlete you trained so hard, you

1:24:271:24:29

work so hard for the games, the

World Championships and so on, and

1:24:291:24:32

many have these other things that

you are inspiring young kids, and it

1:24:321:24:34

is something you don't think about

but when you hear their messages it

1:24:341:24:37

is so nice that you are working hard

for your goals and it is paying off

1:24:371:24:40

other people to see that.

What tends

to happen in the modern world is the

1:24:401:24:44

better name you get, the more people

love you and the more people hate

1:24:441:24:46

you, and you have to keep that in

perspective. Do you think Elise

1:24:461:24:49

having promised before the game is

not to go on social media, she

1:24:491:24:52

hasn't followed that rule. Would you

like to see her be firm and not see

1:24:521:24:58

some of the rubbish that is written

that she shouldn't give credit to?

1:24:581:25:02

It is so tempting when you are given

positive messages, you want to read

1:25:021:25:05

them and reply and respond to

people, and show them that that is

1:25:051:25:08

helping you and say thank you. But

obviously she is naturally if you do

1:25:081:25:13

that you are going to see some of

the negativity as well, but

1:25:131:25:16

hopefully she just ignores that.

Sometimes you can use it to channel

1:25:161:25:20

your energies, you can use anger in

a positive way if you want to.

I

1:25:201:25:24

think what she said there, it

inspired her to get on the ice for

1:25:241:25:26

that last go and really give it her

best shot, so it does work in

1:25:261:25:31

positive ways, but it is difficult

at an Olympic Games, because

1:25:311:25:36

normally for us in World

Championships, she has got time in

1:25:361:25:39

between where if she has had a bad

day, you have got three days to wait

1:25:391:25:43

to put it right, so it is a very

different format, and somewhere she

1:25:431:25:47

would have to get used to finding

time to relax and switch from

1:25:471:25:53

things.

She needs to get into box

sets! Sit and watch the Crown

1:25:531:25:58

endlessly.

1:25:581:26:03

endlessly. Britain's won gold

medallist so far from the games

1:26:031:26:05

Lizzy Yarnold took a long time off

after she completed the grand slam

1:26:051:26:10

and won the World Championships on

the World Cup and all of that. She

1:26:101:26:13

just went completely away from the

sport. How would you plan Elise 's

1:26:131:26:19

programme between now and Beijing?

She needs to work out watch was to

1:26:191:26:23

do. She has a great team around her,

but every athlete is different and

1:26:231:26:27

it is how she will find time now to

be able to switch the mindset and

1:26:271:26:31

find that courage and motivation to

go for four more years, because it

1:26:311:26:36

is all well and good to speak after

a race when emotions are high and

1:26:361:26:40

say, I am going to do it again, but

when you sit down and think about

1:26:401:26:44

it, it is another long four years of

results being up and down, and she

1:26:441:26:49

needs to find a way to keep

motivated for that time.

I think she

1:26:491:26:52

will need to be held back a little

bit to start with, because she is

1:26:521:26:57

motivated, and she is going to want

to get back out there and start

1:26:571:27:00

doing her thing and doing what she

does best, but I think the support

1:27:001:27:05

staff probably need to force a

little bit of rest on her. She has

1:27:051:27:08

this injury so she will take a few

weeks off, but I think she needs

1:27:081:27:11

more than that.

So you think until

the end of the year maybe?

Maybe six

1:27:111:27:17

months or something, a significant

amount of time to mourn what has

1:27:171:27:20

happened, get over that and spend

some time away, see her family and

1:27:201:27:24

friends, because you don't get to do

those things when you are training

1:27:241:27:28

all the time.

What is the next major

event, John? Porcini to be back for?

1:27:281:27:33

They have the World Championships in

the middle of March which she won't

1:27:331:27:35

be able to compete at with the

injury, so fast that is the end of

1:27:351:27:40

season. It would be good to see her

other home championships in April,

1:27:401:27:46

but that won't happen. So it won't

be until the autumn, September,

1:27:461:27:52

early October.

So a six-month break

is perfectly possible?

And she won't

1:27:521:27:58

want to come back without doing

awful lot of training, she is very

1:27:581:28:01

competitive so she went come back

until full strength.

And she enjoys

1:28:011:28:06

training? Physically she is in

traffic nick apart from the ankle.

1:28:061:28:09

She is a very hard worker. She

really does put the grafted, and a

1:28:091:28:14

lot of emotion goes with that, on a

day you are skating very fast and it

1:28:141:28:19

feels amazing in your winning the

Olympics, then on a day when you

1:28:191:28:22

don't compete quick, it feels like

it is all falling apart, so you can

1:28:221:28:25

get addicted to the highs and lows

that happen training just as

1:28:251:28:36

that happen training just as much as

in competition.

We can see the crowd

1:28:361:28:38

getting involved ahead of the men's

500 semifinals, and Elise is there,

1:28:381:28:42

and we have seen her backstage,

supporting her boyfriend Shaolin.

1:28:421:28:53

Let's hand you back to the team.

1:28:531:28:55

COMMENTATOR: The synchronised

support echoes around the stadium.

1:28:591:29:04

We are concentrating on this

1:29:041:29:10

We are concentrating on this race

now, Wu Dajing, the new

1:29:111:29:12

record-holder, in this first

semifinal, and Shaolin Sandor Liu as

1:29:121:29:17

well,, Samuel Girard, Danbury Huws,

and it is quite a battle already.

1:29:171:29:35

You saw somebody pointing Dann and

it will be interesting to see what

1:29:521:29:56

happens.

The Canadian skater there

will be allowed to change his blade.

1:29:561:30:00

They are picking the piece of blade

off of the eyes.

A broken blade.

A

1:30:001:30:06

broken blade. I know one about it.

But he is in a rather more fortunate

1:30:061:30:11

position than you. I don't want to

bring up old problems. It must come

1:30:111:30:16

flooding back to you in a situation

like this.

Can you explain? It was

1:30:161:30:21

that the 500 metres quarterfinals in

Lillehammer when I clashed blades

1:30:211:30:25

with an American. You can see it

here again, you can see the Canadian

1:30:251:30:32

just looks down at his blade. He

can't but his left foot down on the

1:30:321:30:38

ice almost. These blades are one

millimetre thick. You can see a

1:30:381:30:44

clash of this gate. So everybody is

redoing their blades now. Because of

1:30:441:30:52

these speeds being so high, it is

dangerous to allow the skaters to

1:30:521:30:56

continue on in the race with a

broken blade. It would be like

1:30:561:31:01

sending someone out on Formula 1

with a punctured tyre.

Well you

1:31:011:31:05

wouldn't litter the track with knife

blades or tax or nails, would you?

1:31:051:31:09

That's what the situation was,

because that's the area where their

1:31:091:31:13

hands could end up going down. A

quick repair of the track and blades

1:31:131:31:18

sorted out shortly and they will be

able to continue. That was quite a

1:31:181:31:23

tussle between Shaolin Sandor Liu

and Girard going into that first

1:31:231:31:31

bend.

What a lot of the skaters will

do, they change their blades in

1:31:311:31:37

training.

He looks quite relaxed

about it.

It is something they tried

1:31:371:31:44

to get down and the Dutch team have

a record of how fast they can change

1:31:441:31:47

blades.

1:31:471:31:52

blades.

Hopefully we will be ready

to go shortly. Girard knew

1:31:521:31:58

straightaway there, didn't he? He

didn't even attempt to skate on.

I

1:31:581:32:04

hope there are no pieces of blade

secretly left on the ice. All of the

1:32:041:32:09

stewards looking onto the ice making

sure it is completely clear.

I think

1:32:091:32:13

we are ready to go now and the

skaters are all sliding up to the

1:32:131:32:20

start line. There is Girard ready to

race. Wanting to get into this final

1:32:201:32:28

and add to the fourth place he has

already had. And the gold. Shaolin

1:32:281:32:36

Sandor Liu, Samuel Girard and it is

a fast and clean start this time.

1:32:361:32:45

Girard centres and opening and

slides into second place at the

1:32:451:32:48

moment. Leading the way at the

moment is Wu Dajing, looking on

1:32:481:32:57

fantastic form at the moment.

Followed by Girard of Canada and

1:32:571:33:03

Shaolin Sandor Liu in third at the

moment. So far at the moment, as

1:33:031:33:09

Gallia can't get involved. It is not

looking good for Shaolin Sandor Liu

1:33:091:33:17

as Wu Dajing crosses the line.

Girard not terribly happy with his

1:33:171:33:25

Chinese opponent, waving his finger

at him. But Shaolin Sandor Liu who

1:33:251:33:28

won this distance four years ago

just couldn't get into the top two.

1:33:281:33:37

Wu Dajing winning that race will

ensure he gets lame one or two. They

1:33:371:33:42

will go into the a final whilst

skaters three and four go into the B

1:33:421:33:48

final. You can see that Liu from

Hungary makes a slight mistake

1:33:481:33:53

there. Possibly, he has got a new

blade. That always a slightly

1:33:531:34:01

different. You are talking about

thousandths of a millimetre. Would

1:34:011:34:05

you notice that? Yes, you certainly

would notice that.

There is the

1:34:051:34:11

official result. Wu Dajing and

Samuel Girard will get to race for

1:34:111:34:19

gold later on. Shaolin Sandor Liu

and Daan Breeuwsma will be in the B

1:34:191:34:24

final. Second semifinal coming up

shortly.

What will be interesting is

1:34:241:34:36

whether the Chinese skater can

finish first. That would mean China

1:34:361:34:39

were one and two in the final.

You

are not meant to race as a team, are

1:34:391:34:43

you?

Not really, but I think the

Chinese have had such a poor result

1:34:431:34:49

until now that you never know.

Ren

Ziwei, Lim Hyojun, who has been a

1:34:491:34:57

star for career in these games.

Ryosuke Sakazume for Japan in three,

1:34:571:35:03

stumbled at the start there, and it

is Lim Hyojun in second place at the

1:35:031:35:11

moment. Ren Ziwei will take this one

out from the front. Second place for

1:35:111:35:15

career is Lim Hyojun. There will be

quite a battle between the two

1:35:151:35:22

Koreans and the Chinese skater in

front and at the moment, the skater

1:35:221:35:25

but Japan can't get involved in the

race at all. One and a half laps to

1:35:251:35:30

go. Skating through on the inside.

Can he hold back inside lane? Now

1:35:301:35:36

the Chinese skater finds himself out

of it. It is Korea one and two up to

1:35:361:35:41

the line. Tremendous skating from

the two Korean skaters and Ren Ziwei

1:35:411:35:53

from China who was in such a good

position for a long time that.

They

1:35:531:36:01

were so relaxed. They waited and

waited, straight up three the inside

1:36:011:36:07

of Ren Ziwei of China. That left a

gate open for weighing to also move

1:36:071:36:14

through as well.

These two came into

the games as the next big things in

1:36:141:36:17

the Korean team but lym is the only

one who has so far delivered in the

1:36:171:36:24

games.

That's right. We can see Lim

Hyojun comes through there, in my

1:36:241:36:36

opinion, quite safe, no problem at

all. Comes through here. That isn't

1:36:361:36:41

a problem. I is only problem here at

all. This could be... Oh, we are not

1:36:411:36:48

seeing it. When he came out of that

bend, he came quite wide because he

1:36:481:36:52

went in narrow and tide of the

blocks.

1:36:521:37:00

blocks.

They both qualified for the

a final four the eight final and Ren

1:37:001:37:09

Ziwei and Ryosuke Sakazume have to

settle for a spot in the B final.

1:37:091:37:11

What a final that will be. That was

tremendous stuff there in that

1:37:111:37:16

semifinal and coming next, we will

have the women's 1000 metres

1:37:161:37:23

semifinals. Here is the line-up for

final A. And for final beep. Not

1:37:231:37:32

where Shaolin Sandor Liu wanted to

be. He certainly felt he was capable

1:37:321:37:38

of getting a medal in this event.

Of

course the level is so high at these

1:37:381:37:43

Olympic Games. We have had an

Olympic record. And the final will

1:37:431:37:47

be obviously, the world-record

holder in division one. It is the

1:37:471:37:58

question of whether he has the guts

to go out and take it from the gun.

1:37:581:38:05

Conveyor belt of action that it is

here, they are lined up already for

1:38:051:38:09

the women's metres semifinal. Kim

Boutin from Canada, we mentioned

1:38:091:38:14

before in our coverage this morning

she has two bronze medals from these

1:38:141:38:18

games already. She is on the inside

lane. Number 24, Arianna Fontana in

1:38:181:38:25

the blue of Italy next to her.

Valerie Maltais, number 47, from

1:38:251:38:31

Canada as well. And Kim Alang from

career.

This is going to be a battle

1:38:311:38:38

of who is prepared to go to the

front, very much like John Henry

1:38:381:38:41

did.

The American.

In his 100 metres

-- his 1000 metres. They will all be

1:38:411:38:51

going as fast as possible. It's

about saying, who can be at the

1:38:511:38:54

front at the right time?

Here we go

then. Semifinals of the women's

1:38:541:39:00

thousand. Nine laps, two to go

through to the a final. Away first

1:39:001:39:06

time. And leading into that first

corner is Kim Boutin of Canada. No

1:39:061:39:12

surprise there, she is a very quick

start-up.

Very quick indeed. Arianna

1:39:121:39:17

Fontana was just in front of their

and...

There is a real confidence in

1:39:171:39:27

the way Fontana skates and Maltais

was just sliding through there. It

1:39:271:39:31

is Canada one, two at the moment,

Boutin, Maltais, and then Fontana.

1:39:311:39:42

If the Korean skater going to loiter

at the back there and then going to

1:39:421:39:48

make a move? Boutin leads with

Fontana second.

Slowly, the pays

1:39:481:39:53

winds up here. Boutin is in the best

place here in my opinion. She likes

1:39:531:40:00

to skate from the front. Fontana Way

to be trying to challenge her yet.

1:40:001:40:06

Boutin still leading the way,

Fontana though stalking her prey, at

1:40:061:40:12

the pointy end of the race. No sign

of Kim Alang yet.

1:40:121:40:21

of Kim Alang yet. Leading the way as

they take the bell, Kim Boutin,

1:40:211:40:26

Arianna Fontana, Kim Alang now tries

to make a challenge. Maltais is out

1:40:261:40:31

of it at the back. Rambo come

towards the bell. Kim Alang from

1:40:311:40:37

Corriere didn't quite make it. Kim

Boutin wins that semifinal and hair

1:40:371:40:43

and Arianna Fontana are through to

the final. She had the chance to go

1:40:431:40:49

for her second gold medal of these

games. She already has a gold and

1:40:491:40:53

silver.

What will be interesting if

there was a collision earlier in the

1:40:531:41:00

race between Kim Alang and Maltais.

That is what caused him from Korea

1:41:001:41:06

to drop back off the pace. That was

Fontana moving into second place and

1:41:061:41:15

we not seen the here. There was

clearly an incident where Valerie

1:41:151:41:20

Maltais gated through and may have

clipped Kim Alang's skate and that

1:41:201:41:26

actually caused the problem.

1:41:261:41:32

actually caused the problem. Clearly

Kim Boutin has no doubt whatsoever

1:41:321:41:34

that she will be going through to

the final.

There was a little bit of

1:41:341:41:40

discussion going on near the judges

table at the moment below us here in

1:41:401:41:48

our commentary position in this

magnificent arena.

There is Fontana

1:41:481:41:52

looking pretty relaxed.

It's a very

assured way that she skates. It

1:41:521:41:58

maybe they will show incident now.

We can see it again.

That was

1:41:581:42:08

Valerie Maltais and it almost caused

a fall therefore Kim Alang.

We just

1:42:081:42:15

had to wait for the official result.

Kim Alang has qualified for the B

1:42:151:42:25

final. Boutin and Fontana through as

expected and Maltais is penalised.

1:42:251:42:31

And of course had Kim been in a

qualifying position that, she would

1:42:311:42:36

then have been advanced to the a

final. We will see higher in the B

1:42:361:42:44

final with the other two remaining

skaters. That means the B final will

1:42:441:42:48

be skated at the moment with

re-skaters.

What a cracking line-up

1:42:481:42:53

we have got here. And we have a

false start. No, we don't. They are

1:42:531:43:03

carrying on. I thought it was a

false start, they were going so

1:43:031:43:06

slowly that for a moment, but they

carry on. At the front, Choi

1:43:061:43:11

Minjeong from Korea with huge new of

China in second place, Schulting of

1:43:111:43:17

the Netherlands

1:43:171:43:23

the Netherlands in third.

Schulting

moving

1:43:231:43:29

moving around and with two Koreans

behind you, that is the family the

1:43:291:43:32

best tactic. The the lap time, six

laps to go.

Schulting I think is

1:43:321:43:40

going to try to take this from the

front just as she did in the

1:43:401:43:45

quarterfinal, stay at the front for

as long as you possibly can. She

1:43:451:43:48

knows the speed that is behind her

but it is not behind her any more

1:43:481:43:54

because Choi Minjeong moves in

front.

If Choi Minjeong really opens

1:43:541:43:59

up now in terms of opening up the

speed, but she's not doing that at

1:43:591:44:06

all. She's staying consistently at

the front with the Chinese athlete

1:44:061:44:10

in second place. Eugene you pushing

through an Schulting the pay gap and

1:44:101:44:18

she's going to go for it here. She

hits the front of the last lap and

1:44:181:44:24

Schulting goes up to the line first

with sim Suky second. What a shock

1:44:241:44:30

there, Choi Minjeong down in third

place. If that result stands, she is

1:44:301:44:35

not in the final and will not have a

chance to go for a hat-trick of gold

1:44:351:44:39

medals here at the Olympic Games.

That has stunned the crowd into

1:44:391:44:43

silence.

I think there was a little

bit of frustration, because Choi

1:44:431:44:49

Minjeong was at the front and didn't

turn her turbo speed on, allowing

1:44:491:44:54

Schulting to come round on the

inside.

A little bit complacent?

1:44:541:44:58

Yes, definitely.

This is sensational

for Schulting?

20 years of age in an

1:44:581:45:05

Olympic final. We still need to wait

for the official result.

I don't

1:45:051:45:10

know if you heard booing in the

background but the crowd just saw a

1:45:101:45:14

little incident there. The officials

having a look but Schulting they're

1:45:141:45:19

celebrating. That is quite a scalp

for her, beating those two, and as

1:45:191:45:23

you can see there is deliberation

going on. It's not unusual to have a

1:45:231:45:28

video review of the action and quite

often there's an awful lot for to

1:45:281:45:32

review. A clear incident, but

unofficially Schulting and sim Suky

1:45:321:45:44

were first and second. Here it is

between them, shoulder and shoulder.

1:45:441:45:51

It is amazing how they don't end up

on the ice or into the padding were

1:45:511:45:55

often when ECB physical contact

between the skaters on the ice that

1:45:551:45:59

such high speed.

Absolutely and it

is all about keeping your line. You

1:45:591:46:03

are not allowed to change line and I

think there will be a penalty,

1:46:031:46:07

possibly even on cue from China.

They are awaiting the announcement

1:46:071:46:11

now. They have come to a decision.

There is a penalty and you are spot

1:46:111:46:20

on, Wilf.

1:46:201:46:25

Qu Chunyu has been penalised, and

Choi Minjeong has been advanced to

1:46:271:46:33

the Afinal. Other reaction is as

though they have won gold-medal. So

1:46:331:46:45

there is the line-up for that

1:46:451:46:53

there is the line-up for that final.

1:46:531:46:53

So, two Koreans in the women's

1000m, and two Koreans in the men's

1:46:571:47:04

500 and is. They love it, they

really understand it, and they are

1:47:041:47:09

hugely supportive, and Choi has been

their star.

I think I can see why

1:47:091:47:17

the referee has made that decision,

but a bit soft. She got stuck into

1:47:171:47:21

the racing and sometimes that

doesn't pay off, but she has had

1:47:211:47:25

that call from the referee.

We saw a

fair few incidents there, and we saw

1:47:251:47:39

the Canadian, Samuel Girard, having

his blade replaced. You can see how

1:47:391:47:43

slender and shop that blade is.

It

is 1.1 millimetres thick, and they

1:47:431:47:49

will be sharpened between races to

make sure they are as sharp as

1:47:491:47:51

possible. When you do clash, like we

have seen, they are likely to break.

1:47:511:47:58

They always carry spare blades

around with them, and they are

1:47:581:48:01

allowed to change them, which is a

new rule that has come in over the

1:48:011:48:04

last

1:48:041:48:05

new rule that has come in over the

last couple of years, and the

1:48:051:48:07

support team is so important on the

side of the ice.

They had gone quite

1:48:071:48:12

far through before they recall the

start, so they had already done a

1:48:121:48:17

100% start and then had to take a

few minutes to change blades and get

1:48:171:48:21

back on, so your preparation is

quite disturbed. But even if you get

1:48:211:48:25

one little scratch on the blade, you

will feel that, and you could lose

1:48:251:48:29

the edge and can't corners. When

they have taken out a chunk of the

1:48:291:48:34

blade this much, it is impossible to

skate, and they have now changed the

1:48:341:48:37

rules so that you can go to the

barrier and change the blade, like a

1:48:371:48:40

pit stop if you like.

Which is what

1:48:401:48:52

Wilf was expending he wasn't allowed

to do. When we talk about skeleton

1:48:531:48:59

or bobsleigh when the technology is

important, some countries invest

1:48:591:49:02

more than others in it. Who has the

best kick

1:49:021:49:05

more than others in it. Who has the

best kick in short track, and where

1:49:051:49:06

do you get it?

It is not everybody

that has got better equipment than

1:49:061:49:12

anybody else. A lot of the teams

will have the same stuff, this boot

1:49:121:49:17

is very similar to what they skate,

the same with the Blades. So it is

1:49:171:49:22

not that they have got different

equipment, it is maybe the way they

1:49:221:49:25

set them up that is more advanced in

other countries, so the way they set

1:49:251:49:30

the skate up on the boot, and it is

down to the feel, so we have a bend

1:49:301:49:37

in our skate, so we are only skate

in one direction, so it is setup to

1:49:371:49:40

turn left.

So it is slightly off

centre?

And there is a curve in the

1:49:401:49:46

blade, so when they get round the

corner and they are leading around

1:49:461:49:49

the corner, they are able to still

have full contact with the blade on

1:49:491:49:53

the ice, and when you have a piece

missing, it makes a big difference.

1:49:531:49:56

So trying to figure skating those

blades, you would fall over very

1:49:561:50:01

quickly?

We wouldn't look very

graceful, no.

And how have the suits

1:50:011:50:08

changed?

We used to skate with just

Lycra, so just normal micro on your

1:50:081:50:14

skin, so when you do fall over and

you have got these blades are your

1:50:141:50:18

feet, more than one person falls,

there is more of risk of getting

1:50:181:50:21

cut. Now they made of Kevlar, which

is a cut resistant material, do much

1:50:211:50:29

less likely to get injured.

And lots

of people will have noticed the cool

1:50:291:50:33

gloves with the buttons on the

bottom, what are they made of?

They

1:50:331:50:41

are made of epoxy resin, and they

are like little ping-pong balls, but

1:50:411:50:44

some of the others have got just

like fingertips made of carbon

1:50:441:50:49

fibre, and again, it is so that when

they go round the corner and put

1:50:491:50:52

their hand down as they lead through

the corner, it is to make it feel

1:50:521:50:55

that the smoother, and like I said,

they like to make them look as cool

1:50:551:50:59

as possible as well.

And what does

that feel like on the ice?

It will

1:50:591:51:05

slide really nicely, and if you

don't have those on and it is just

1:51:051:51:07

leather, that can stick to the ice,

so it doesn't feel as good.

And you

1:51:071:51:12

have got to be physically incredibly

fit in this sport. Where are the

1:51:121:51:15

muscle groups that matter the most

for a short track speed skating? You

1:51:151:51:20

are the fitness expert, you train

people.

Legs and Butt, mostly.

1:51:201:51:26

Nobody does any upper body work in

the gym, but you have to have huge

1:51:261:51:30

strength in the quads and glutes and

around the hips as well for control.

1:51:301:51:35

And we saw in the second men's

semifinal, all of

1:51:351:51:39

And we saw in the second men's

semifinal, all of that demonstrated,

1:51:391:51:40

but also the racing instinct. You

have got to get through gaps, you

1:51:401:51:44

have got to take your opportunities

and do it without breaking the

1:51:441:51:48

rules.

And as Wilf said in the

commentary, it is very difficult

1:51:481:51:51

when you are not at the first two

lead in the start, but that comes

1:51:511:51:55

down to your skills, you can't just

be in lane four and think my race is

1:51:551:51:59

over, so these guys are patiently

waiting for the gaps to open up, and

1:51:591:52:04

continuously making speed. And as

you see here, this is a great

1:52:041:52:08

overtake, and he sees the gap as he

steps out to go for the corner, he

1:52:081:52:13

takes the spot.

And holds his line

there, he is very agile.

I think the

1:52:131:52:19

fact that he is small definitely

help so he can fit into the small

1:52:191:52:21

gaps, and take advantage of those.

We're just having another look at

1:52:211:52:26

that undertake, because it was such

a classy, quick move.

He drift out a

1:52:261:52:31

little wide, but comes across

quickly as well. Is as when we're

1:52:311:52:34

talking to some of the younger kids

in the sport and talking about the

1:52:341:52:38

basics of skating, the skills and

your skates, it is not about skating

1:52:381:52:42

round in circles, it is about being

of the change direction and fitted a

1:52:421:52:45

gaps, and being able to take bombs

and still carry on your speed.

How

1:52:451:52:49

many clubs are there in the UK if

kids want to get involved?

We have

1:52:491:52:55

nine skating clubs across Scotland

and England, so we have some good

1:52:551:52:58

clubs out there with great coaches,

and they have been doing such a

1:52:581:53:01

clubs out there with great coaches,

and they have been doing such a good

1:53:011:53:01

job to develop our skaters, we're

just looking for more numbers to get

1:53:011:53:05

involved, and from what we have

seen, it is a great sport and we

1:53:051:53:09

would more than welcome anybody to

come and have a go.

It is a very

1:53:091:53:14

exciting sport, yet we know you have

to be mentally resilient, because

1:53:141:53:17

things are going to go wrong, but it

must be great fun learning to do it,

1:53:171:53:21

it looks exciting.

It is, it is a

really exciting sport participating,

1:53:211:53:25

and the good thing about being part

of a small sport is that when you go

1:53:251:53:30

to a club, you are looked after. We

are looking for new people and new

1:53:301:53:34

talent, so straightaway you are

helped, they will lend you skates

1:53:341:53:38

and you get a lot of coaching. They

are trying to discover what your

1:53:381:53:42

skill set is and how to help you, so

you are well looked after, and

1:53:421:53:48

welcomed into part of the short

track family very quickly.

And to

1:53:481:53:50

find out your nearest club, have a

look at the BBC website, typing get

1:53:501:53:54

inspired and your postcode.

Obviously, the poster girl, the

1:53:541:54:01

poster person of short track speed

skating in this country for the last

1:54:011:54:05

six years, ten years, maybe? Six

years certainly. Has-been Elise

1:54:051:54:09

Christie, and as you will be well

aware, for two

1:54:091:54:17

aware, for two Olympics in a row,

she has had time to reflect, to try

1:54:181:54:25

to process what has happened in

these games, and David McDaid took

1:54:251:54:29

the opportunity to sit down with and

discuss all.

1:54:291:54:33

It has obviously been a tough few

days. I have been in quite a lot of

1:54:401:54:46

pain, I have not been very well from

all the pain, and I have been up and

1:54:461:54:51

down, I don't feel like I did after

Sochi, and I have had so much

1:54:511:54:54

support back home, which has been

incredible, overwhelming. So I'm

1:54:541:54:59

doing OK, I have my moments. When I

realise I have got injured in an

1:54:591:55:05

Olympic Games, and that sucks, but

it is done now, I can't do anything

1:55:051:55:10

about it now, just focus on the next

four years.

And in terms of your

1:55:101:55:15

angle, I can see why sitting here

with a boot on. We saw what happened

1:55:151:55:19

in that 1500 metres heat, the 1000m

heat, rather. What is the prognosis

1:55:191:55:23

and the treatment plan?

The

prognosis I was given originally was

1:55:231:55:28

4-6 weeks completely off the ice. My

brain was telling me you can't be a

1:55:281:55:32

living champion now, but my heart

was telling me otherwise. -- Olympic

1:55:321:55:38

champion now. I hoped I was still

capable of getting a medal, I

1:55:381:55:41

believe that, and everyone back

home, there were messages from

1:55:411:55:46

everyone that really influence this,

but there was one specific message

1:55:461:55:49

in my head from a young girl who had

got her mum to say, Kenya text Elise

1:55:491:55:58

and tell her she is my hero, and

that resonated with me, stayed with

1:55:581:56:02

me, and I knew she would be

watching, and I had to try, and I

1:56:021:56:06

tried, and as far as I was

concerned, I had qualified, and I

1:56:061:56:11

thought it was unbelievable. I

finished in second place in an

1:56:111:56:16

Olympics, top 16, with ligament

damage to my ankle, and I think that

1:56:161:56:19

shows you how physically strong I

am.

You mentioned the support you

1:56:191:56:24

have had and all the tweets and

messages, overwhelmingly positive,

1:56:241:56:28

but not all positive, right? You

have had to respond to some people

1:56:281:56:31

who have not been so kind.

I am

happy that people have an opinion,

1:56:311:56:37

and I have a right to my opinion and

they have a right to theirs, and

1:56:371:56:40

that is fine, they can share it with

me if they like, but it is not going

1:56:401:56:44

to affect me, so you might as well

not bother. I know what I've done,

1:56:441:56:49

and I know everything I've gone

through to get here, and I know who

1:56:491:56:53

I am, and what they say isn't going

to change that, so they are wasting

1:56:531:56:57

their time.

We have been following

your story for many years now, the

1:56:571:57:02

highs and the lows. After Sochi, you

went on to the World Championship,

1:57:021:57:09

and you admitted that once you

stopped competing, that is when it

1:57:091:57:12

really hit you. How do you feel it

will pan out emotionally once you

1:57:121:57:18

get back home after this?

Obviously

there are times it is going to be

1:57:181:57:24

tough, but it's like I said, I am

not in the same place I was then. I

1:57:241:57:30

suffered from depression and

everything else at that point, I am

1:57:301:57:32

not in that position now, I have got

all my team around me, I still have

1:57:321:57:37

a lot of things I want to achieve, I

want to be the first girl to go

1:57:371:57:42

under 42 seconds, I want to win that

500 gold that I haven't got, and I'm

1:57:421:57:46

improving, I am getting faster.

There was only one girl beating me

1:57:461:57:50

of the start, and she is just

insanely fast off the start. But

1:57:501:57:54

there are so many things I want to

achieve.

And you are not done yet,

1:57:541:57:58

you said after our last interview,

straightaway you were talking about

1:57:581:58:03

Beijing 2022. Was that a spur of the

moment thing?

It was a bit of both,

1:58:031:58:10

I had been thinking about retiring,

and it just came out.

Really?

Yes,

1:58:101:58:13

but then I knew that I was going to

keep going, because I wouldn't have

1:58:131:58:18

said it if I didn't mean it, but I

would like to try and come back and

1:58:181:58:23

do both long track and short track

at the next games if I can.

1:58:231:58:26

Obviously it is difficult because we

don't have a long track in Britain,

1:58:261:58:31

but I want to try and do both, which

probably means sacrificing one of

1:58:311:58:35

the short track events, which would

probably be the 1500. But that's OK

1:58:351:58:42

because I am going to get myself so

strong, it's not going to matter.

1:58:421:58:47

That's interesting, really

interesting. And watching you over

1:58:471:58:49

the last week, it has been a lesson

to us all in resilience and grit and

1:58:491:58:57

courage. Unfortunately couldn't get

the medal you wanted, but you have

1:58:571:59:00

inspired a lot of people back home.

Thank you, and that is just as good

1:59:001:59:03

as any medal.

She can certainly look to the

1:59:031:59:07

history of someone like Stephen

Babri who was disqualified at

1:59:071:59:10

consecutive Olympics and still

managed to win a gold medal in the

1:59:101:59:12

end when everyone else fell over,

because that can happen in short

1:59:121:59:15

track. And Elise will be there

supporting her boyfriend, Shaolin

1:59:151:59:26

Sandor Liu, and you can win a medal

by winning the B final.

1:59:261:59:34

COMMENTATOR: Absolutely, we saw that

the other day where the Dutch were

1:59:341:59:37

not even in the final, and two of

the four being penalised ended up

1:59:371:59:42

with a bronze. Shaolin Sandor Liu,

World Cup number two this season, we

1:59:421:59:50

have Ren Ziwei from China, ninth in

the World Championship last year,

1:59:501:59:54

this is the second final line-up.

Ryosuke Sakazume from Japan, fifth

1:59:542:00:02

in the 1000m here, and Daan

Breeuwsma from the Netherlands,

2:00:022:00:09

ninth in this year's World

Championship, Knight in Visio's

2:00:092:00:12

European Championships. -- Visio's

European Championships.

2:00:122:00:25

This is worth winning, not least

because she might get a medal. False

2:00:282:00:30

start. Ryosuke Sakazume remaining

rooted to the spot.

That was clearly

2:00:302:00:39

Dan Breeuwsma on the outside from

the Netherlands, when you are on the

2:00:392:00:42

outside you are at the slowest

skater. I think that was a little

2:00:422:00:47

bit too soon!

2:00:472:00:52

bit too soon!

Position four, false

start.

This race has won false

2:00:542:00:57

story. Lining up again, ready to go.

2:00:572:01:01

Keenly await this time. Shaolin

Sandor Liu gets to the front. Third

2:01:062:01:13

is Ryosuke Sakazume. Dan Breeuwsma

from the Netherlands has work to do.

2:01:132:01:20

Three laps to go. Shaolin Sandor Liu

leads the way. Renzi Way is ready to

2:01:202:01:28

make a challenge given a chance.

Ryosuke Sakazume right on the

2:01:282:01:36

backside of the other skater from

China, lost a bit of ground. Dan

2:01:362:01:40

Breeuwsma from the Netherlands in

third. Shaolin Sandor Liu will lead

2:01:402:01:43

this when from gun to tape and he

takes it despite a late lunch from

2:01:432:01:49

Renzi way. Shaolin Sandor Liu wins

the B final. If we have a couple of

2:01:492:01:58

penalties, there's not that much of

a chance of that happening, he could

2:01:582:02:01

potentially end up with a bronze

medal.

That's the best of the rest.

2:02:012:02:05

Essentially what happened, the

person moves up in terms of the

2:02:052:02:11

classing and ranking of the skaters,

winning this race at the moment, he

2:02:112:02:15

will be the ranked fifth skater, if

there were two skaters receiving a

2:02:152:02:22

penalty in the eight final, that

means the fifth skater in the B

2:02:222:02:26

final, moves up into the third spot.

You just never know with the line-up

2:02:262:02:32

we have in the final, a Chinese, a

Canadian, and two skaters from

2:02:322:02:38

Korea. It will be tight as you would

expect in an Olympic final. Easy to

2:02:382:02:45

find them ending up in a heap on the

floor. One false move. There is the

2:02:452:02:50

confirmed result.

2:02:502:02:56

Now it's time for the big one. The

Olympic final. In the men's 500

2:02:562:03:02

metres. It's absolutely packed here.

Just finishing preparing the ice.

2:03:022:03:12

Nail-biting stuff, what are your

thoughts? Lim Hyojun from Korea.

2:03:262:03:33

Samuel Girard from Canada. Wu

Dajing, who broke the world record

2:03:332:03:38

earlier today. Samuel Girard who

already has a gold medal. For

2:03:382:03:44

Canada. The two Korean skaters

looked the stringy quick in the

2:03:442:03:49

semifinal.

Woo would urging from

China has strong the first lane.

2:03:492:03:57

However it good Lim Hyojun and Hwang

Daeheon are...

The first bend, that

2:03:572:04:11

is the key.

And then being

controlled. It's an effort, you need

2:04:112:04:18

over four and a half laps. It's not

about an effort happening in the

2:04:182:04:21

first lap.

The skaters are on the

ice, limbering up.

2:04:212:04:33

ice, limbering up. Hwang Daeheon,

here is the line-up for the final.

2:04:332:04:38

Seeing all the penalties that the

Chinese skaters have had, I think he

2:04:382:04:43

may have been told and given

instructions you go from the gun!

2:04:432:04:47

They will be introduced, one by one.

Starting with position number one.

2:04:472:04:56

From China, the world record holder,

Wu Dajing. Silver medallist in the

2:05:022:05:12

World Championship last year. Hwang

Daeheon from Korea, ranked number

2:05:122:05:16

four in the World Cup this season.

Lim Hyojun, Gold medallist in the

2:05:162:05:26

1500 metres, 21 years of the judge,

a new star in Korean sport. Samuel

2:05:262:05:35

Girard, 21, from Canada, gold

medallist in 1000 metres, fourth in

2:05:352:05:39

the 1500.

2:05:392:05:47

Four and a half laps of the track to

decide the Olympic champion.

2:05:482:05:53

Final few moments for the four of

them to compose themselves. Go to

2:06:002:06:06

the start. Here we go.

2:06:062:06:10

False start.

I'm sure that was the

Chinese skaters on the inside, Wu

2:06:152:06:22

Dajing. Number six. Skaters only

allowed one false start. Not

2:06:222:06:32

remaining perfectly still on the

left of the screen.

Just by a

2:06:322:06:36

fraction.

2:06:362:06:42

fraction. Position one, false start.

Looking to gain that millisecond of

2:06:422:06:47

an advantage. Await this time. A

struggle for the first corner, Wu

2:06:472:06:56

Dajing gets there first. Little bit

of a gap. Signing into closing is

2:06:562:07:01

junk. Girard off the back for

Canada, three laps to go. Wu Dajing

2:07:012:07:09

will try and take this from the

front for China. To Koreans chasing

2:07:092:07:14

after them. Hwang Daeheon is second,

Lim Hyojun is inferred. They come to

2:07:142:07:21

take the bell. Would urging leading

the way, the two Koreans cannot

2:07:212:07:28

close the gap, Wu Dajing bleeding,

Samuel Girard is out of it, Wu

2:07:282:07:32

Dajing takes the gold! He has broken

his own world record!

That was a

2:07:322:07:43

superb piece of skating, exactly the

strategy he needed to take. Had a

2:07:432:07:49

little bit left, very controlled,

you saw him going down the straight,

2:07:492:07:52

two arms up his back, made it look

so easy. The Chinese team extremely

2:07:522:07:59

excited about winning that gold

medal.

At last, China have a gold

2:07:592:08:04

medal in male short track speed

skating through Wu Dajing and for

2:08:042:08:09

the first time, I think pretty much

all week, China are smiling because

2:08:092:08:13

they haven't really enjoyed some of

the decisions and the judges, they

2:08:132:08:16

have been complaining about it, felt

hard on by. They have forgotten

2:08:162:08:21

about it now, China have a goal to

go with a silver one earlier in

2:08:212:08:26

competition. Confirmation it is a

world record for Wu Dajing. He

2:08:262:08:33

bossed the final from start to

finish.

That was a perfect race.

2:08:332:08:38

Controlled, timed effort. Of course,

the disappointment that the Chinese

2:08:382:08:44

team have been having, this is

something, they needed to get and

2:08:442:08:48

put behind them. Wu Dajing has shown

the public and the rest of the

2:08:482:08:54

world...

Wait for him as well, he

was second in Sochi four years ago,

2:08:542:09:03

second in the World Championship

last year, knocking on the door that

2:09:032:09:06

has knocked it down. Disappointment

for Lim Hyojun, finishing in third.

2:09:062:09:13

Hwang Daeheon gets on the podium

having had disappointing results at

2:09:132:09:20

14th and 17th in the other

individual distances but in the NT

2:09:202:09:23

was able to stay ahead of his

compatriot and claim the silver

2:09:232:09:25

medal.

Samuel Girard left dead for

speed.

Winning the thousand, fourth

2:09:252:09:36

in the 1500, maybe he did well to

get into the spinal with that

2:09:362:09:40

shorter, punchier distance. No match

for the other three on the day.

2:09:402:09:44

Wu Dajing got away at the second

time of asking.

It means the skater

2:09:542:10:00

has two weight on the outside.

There

is confirmation. The result of the

2:10:002:10:03

final.

2:10:032:10:10

Samuel Girard leaving empty-handed

on this occasion but he has the

2:10:202:10:23

other gold as consolation.

STUDIO:

2:10:232:10:26

We will be back shortly for the

women's 1000 metre final, the

2:10:262:10:31

Chinese first gold medal in short

track speed skating but the first

2:10:312:10:35

gold medal of the Winter Olympic

Games here, they will be the host

2:10:352:10:38

nation with the next Winter Olympics

happening in Beijing, there will be

2:10:382:10:42

an awful lot of attention on this

23-year-old, Wu Dajing, smashing the

2:10:422:10:47

world record. John and Sarah, talk

is through the scale of this.

Such

2:10:472:10:52

an impressive performance. We were

watching this, the Korean boys could

2:10:522:10:57

not keep up, you thought, is Wu

Dajing trying to be tactical? He

2:10:572:11:02

cruises through the finish, smashing

the world record like that.

We

2:11:022:11:07

thought he was saving something to

the end, he looks like he's

2:11:072:11:10

chilling, we thought he was going to

pick it up and wait for the Koreans

2:11:102:11:15

and make sure he has something in

the tank to respond with. They are

2:11:152:11:19

of the pace, class performance.

From

start to finish. He nailed it.

2:11:192:11:26

You've got to skate so clean. You

look at the regularity of his lap

2:11:262:11:30

times.

Yes, there's nobody involved

in the race with him, Alp, a clear

2:11:302:11:37

run, he can time trial it and skater

to his best race, obviously, smashed

2:11:372:11:42

the world record.

I think the best

thing about that performance, pretty

2:11:422:11:47

much not breaking the world record

but he has gone near it three times

2:11:472:11:51

today, to do it within an hour and

20 minutes is proof that Mac

2:11:512:11:56

impressive, worthy of a gold medal.

That is it, so little time out.

15

2:11:562:12:02

minutes to get off the ice, take off

your skates, get warmed up, jog, get

2:12:022:12:09

your skates on again.

It would be

like asking Usain Bolt to do the

2:12:092:12:14

quarters, semifinals and finals in

the one day.

They put everything

2:12:142:12:18

into it, not like they are doing a

chilled qualifying round, but the

2:12:182:12:22

maximum effort into each race and

had to come back out there quickly

2:12:222:12:26

and do it all over again.

I love the

shots we get from these cameras. Is

2:12:262:12:32

40 seconds a magic barrier in this

discipline?

It has only been broken

2:12:322:12:39

once before in Salt Lake City,

sorry, Calgary in 2012. For him to

2:12:392:12:45

go and do it twice today is

phenomenal. Everybody in that race

2:12:452:12:50

broke the 40 barrier, I think. We

have just seen the best of our sport

2:12:502:12:54

and the biggest days when it

matters.

Lizzy Yarnold, performing

2:12:542:12:58

when it matters. The fastest 500

metres ever run. We have witnessed,

2:12:582:13:03

gold medal to China. What will

happen in the women's 1000 metres?

2:13:032:13:11

COMMENTATOR:.

2:13:112:13:16

COMMENTATOR:. Here they are. You can

see Jong bringing up the rear. Note

2:13:192:13:27

the final. Kim from Korea was the

only one who would be skating. One

2:13:272:13:35

of them was advanced, Choi was

advanced. And two were penalised.

Of

2:13:352:13:46

course she will be ranked as the

number six skater, five skaters in

2:13:462:13:50

this final cause of the advancement

of choice. -- Choi.

The skaters are

2:13:502:13:59

on the eyes. This will be there

third race of the day. What a

2:13:592:14:07

line-up we have.

2:14:072:14:16

line-up we have. Probably the best

line-up we have.

Will they go all

2:14:162:14:21

the way to win another gold? Or is

it the turn of someone else?

Getting

2:14:212:14:26

ready for the announcement of a

line-up. Boutin is first. The inside

2:14:262:14:36

line. Position number one, that is

watch it once but bad news for

2:14:362:14:39

everyone else, a quick starter.

World ranked number one. Fontana

2:14:392:14:47

from Italy, gold medallist in the

500, silver in the relay, seven

2:14:472:14:52

Olympic medals. Position three, four

the Netherlands. World bronze

2:14:522:14:58

medallist last year.

2:14:582:15:03

In four, from Korea, Shim Sukhee.

She is local. Gold in the relay. And

2:15:032:15:12

she won a medal of every colour in

Sochi. And here, Choi Minjeong from

2:15:122:15:19

Korea, going for a hat-trick of gold

medals at these Olympic Games. She

2:15:192:15:23

won the 1500 and she won a gold in

the relay, alongside Shim Sukhee.

2:15:232:15:35

Final thoughts ahead of the race?

Nine laps, make sure you are at the

2:15:352:15:43

front with seven to go. You could

hear a pin drop here. The Olympic

2:15:432:15:50

final.

Nine laps, and they are away

first time, and Suzanne Schulting

2:15:502:15:59

gets a good start. Kim Boutin at the

front around the first bend. And now

2:15:592:16:03

coming around Shim Sukhee. Shim

Sukhee took advantage of a momentary

2:16:032:16:10

lapse of concentration perhaps from

one or two of the others. She goes

2:16:102:16:13

to the front. One from the back,

Arianna Fontana, content to sit and

2:16:132:16:20

watch everybody else for now.

It's

about picking up the speed now.

2:16:202:16:26

Negative splits every lap, making it

more difficult for the skaters to

2:16:262:16:29

pass from the back.

Do Suzanne

Schulting and Kim Boutin need to

2:16:292:16:35

make this fast all the way?

They are

fighting among themselves, but the

2:16:352:16:40

two Koreans are waiting to pounce.

Choi has a blisteringly fast turn

2:16:402:16:46

pace. Arianna Fontana starting to

have a look. Suzanne Schulting

2:16:462:16:51

leaves with two and a half laps to

go. Three to go. Suzanne Schulting

2:16:512:16:58

leaves, Kim Boutin in second, Shim

Sukhee M3. Arianna Fontana in four.

2:16:582:17:07

Suzanne Schulting still leading,

nobody able to make a challenge.

2:17:072:17:11

It's going to be tight around the

bend. Suzanne Schulting leads the

2:17:112:17:16

way, Choi Minjeong tries to go

around the outside. Suzanne

2:17:162:17:18

Schulting leads. Second place is Kim

Boutin, Arianna Fontana is finishing

2:17:182:17:25

in third. It's a disastrous finish

for Korea. Suzanne Schulting can't

2:17:252:17:30

believe it. She is the Olympic

champion. What an upset! What a turn

2:17:302:17:34

at! Suzanne Schulting takes gold for

the Dutch, but what a disappointment

2:17:342:17:39

for the home crowd. Choi Minjeong

and you couldn't you ending up in a

2:17:392:17:47

pile on the floor.

She'd really

showed her power and strength with

2:17:472:17:54

that, taking the race as John Henry

did in his 1000 metres.

Taking the

2:17:542:18:02

race by the scruff of the neck,

showing some guts, some

2:18:022:18:06

assertiveness, taking

responsibility. Trying to keep it

2:18:062:18:09

fast, trying to stay out of trouble

and say, well, if you're going to

2:18:092:18:14

win, you're going to have to come

past me, and nobody did.

Absolutely,

2:18:142:18:19

being at the front, making it more

difficult, we knew there were five

2:18:192:18:23

skaters in the final, it was always

going to be difficult.

Bitter

2:18:232:18:27

disappointment for Shim Sukhee and

Choi.

You can see Suzanne Schulting

2:18:272:18:34

at the front, Choi trying to come

around the outside. Interesting to

2:18:342:18:39

see whether there was contact with

Arianna Fontana on the inside from

2:18:392:18:41

Italy, and the two Koreans take each

other out.

An almighty thump into

2:18:412:18:49

the padding.

The Korean coach, the

hand on the head says it all.

2:18:492:18:54

Clearly, Suzanne Schulting was at

the front with Kim Boutin in second,

2:18:542:18:58

and I don't know whether a penalty

will be awarded to Arianna Fontana,

2:18:582:19:02

but these two will be first and

second.

Suzanne Schulting crossing

2:19:022:19:07

the line clearly in first place, and

what an Olympics Kim Boutin have at!

2:19:072:19:12

She now has a silver to go with the

two bronze medals she is already

2:19:122:19:15

won. Superb. Coming here, not too

many people would have said Suzanne

2:19:152:19:21

Schulting would win the women's 1000

metres. Such

2:19:212:19:29

metres. Such disappointment for the

Korean skaters, and Shim Sukhee have

2:19:292:19:31

been penalised as well, to add

insult to injury. Shim Sukhee, the

2:19:312:19:38

local skater, penalised, finishing

at the back of the field. Arianna

2:19:382:19:44

Fontana, congratulating Suzanne

Schulting, another medal for Arianna

2:19:442:19:51

Fontana, which we should note as

well, because she is now up to eight

2:19:512:19:55

Olympic medals. She is the most

decorated female short track skater

2:19:552:19:59

in the Olympics of all time.

2:19:592:20:01

We seem to have lost Simon, but

we'll be back there shortly for the

2:20:052:20:08

3000 metres relay was the less

reflect on that final. Suzanne

2:20:082:20:13

Schulting, we are used to seeing the

Dutch wing... Kim Boutin have had a

2:20:132:20:22

fabulous games. We are used to

seeing them win gold medals in long

2:20:222:20:25

track. They can be successful in

short track but this wasn't

2:20:252:20:30

predicted.

We were not expecting

that from Suzanne but it shows how

2:20:302:20:34

important it is to get high up in

the ranking early on in the race, so

2:20:342:20:38

that you are near the front of the

race, leading, and out for the

2:20:382:20:43

crashes and the bumps it showed that

even the Koreans are not commit you

2:20:432:20:48

know, they still have to try and get

into good decisions and they can't

2:20:482:20:51

rely on the big overtake.

Look at

this! It's brilliant!

They've had a

2:20:512:20:59

great couple of days, the Dutch

girls, after their relay record, the

2:20:592:21:04

world record they skated in the

relay.

She can't believe it.

It will

2:21:042:21:09

be a fun night for them. An

impressive skate, and a lesson to

2:21:092:21:14

young skaters, a commitment to go

into the front and taking the race

2:21:142:21:16

on at the vital time puts pressure

on the goals behind.

She really

2:21:162:21:22

can't believe it. That's when it's

so lovely. It's one thing where you

2:21:222:21:25

look on paper and you go, Suzanne

Schulting has done well to make the

2:21:252:21:30

final, but it thinking in now that

she's the Olympic champion, and she

2:21:302:21:35

wasn't prepared for that. -- it's

sinking in.

She was brave, she

2:21:352:21:40

deserves it, and it's great to see

somebody when you celebrate.

Look

2:21:402:21:44

what it means to her team-mates.

They all probably worked so hard

2:21:442:21:47

together.

We saw somebody commit

their relay team and win a medal

2:21:472:21:53

with that. Let's look at the race

again.

Four lapsed ago, she moves to

2:21:532:22:03

the front, and she was near the

front for most of the race, and then

2:22:032:22:07

she starts picking it up, and it

puts more pressure on the girls

2:22:072:22:11

behind. They start to think, the

race is getting up now, I need to

2:22:112:22:15

move to the front, but is raising a

great race and pushing it on.

They

2:22:152:22:22

are all having overtakes and bumps

behind, and she isn't getting

2:22:222:22:24

involved.

Fontana is the inside

line, and she's got to hold it.

The

2:22:242:22:34

main thing that Arianna doesn't do

is she doesn't push back. She makes

2:22:342:22:37

sure she holds her line. Her arm

looks like she's about to push but

2:22:372:22:43

she keeps it strong in that position

and doesn't attempt to push Shim

2:22:432:22:48

Sukhee away.

She makes sure she is

only on one skate, flying through

2:22:482:22:52

that turn, to keep her balance?

Yes,

and she did well to stay on her

2:22:522:22:58

feet, having taken a knock.

And sent

Shim Sukhee and Choi crashing to the

2:22:582:23:04

side barrier, and you can see the

reaction from their coach.

I think

2:23:042:23:08

that shows the mental toughness of

Arianna, two Koreans bearing down on

2:23:082:23:14

her, and she stayed strong, leading

to her winning another Olympic

2:23:142:23:18

medal.

For the Dutch, they've won

six medals in speed skating and one

2:23:182:23:24

in short track, so their seventh

gold of the games, and now in the

2:23:242:23:28

medal table. There will not be many

more loudly celebrated than this

2:23:282:23:36

one!

It's really nice to see people

enjoying the celebrations.

It's not

2:23:362:23:41

like she's not won medals before,

but to see her go out and win a

2:23:412:23:48

gold, she's taken it to the others,

fantastic.

She is barely contained

2:23:482:23:52

until her team-mates arrived. It's

your fellow athletes, they

2:23:522:23:58

appreciate everything you've been

through and they want it so much for

2:23:582:24:02

you.

This feeling you are seeing is

what an athlete you are always

2:24:022:24:05

chasing. It's not really the medal,

it's the feeling it brings you, and

2:24:052:24:10

that's what she's got, and they

understand that and know what she's

2:24:102:24:13

been through. They get to share a

bit of it.

Although she's out there

2:24:132:24:18

on her own, the training that goes

into it, they train together as a

2:24:182:24:22

team. It's so important to have a

good team around you, both on and

2:24:222:24:26

off the ice. Very special for a

team-mate to win a gold medal,

2:24:262:24:30

because they've contributed.

Short

track have a habit of producing

2:24:302:24:35

fabulous stories, and it's done it

over the years, and no story is

2:24:352:24:39

better than that of Steven Bradbury,

because he was a guy who got

2:24:392:24:43

disqualified in two Olympics running

from his favourite event, a

2:24:432:24:48

three-time world champion, he had a

bad injury where he broke his neck

2:24:482:24:50

and lost a load of blood, about four

litres on the ice. He came back for

2:24:502:24:56

his fourth Olympic Games in 2002.

Let's describe what happened.

2:24:562:25:01

Dear Isabel.

2:25:012:25:02

Let's describe what happened.

Dear Isabel. -- here Isabel. China

2:25:022:25:08

ominously placed. They have all

gone! That has left Steven Bradbury

2:25:082:25:15

to cross the finishing line and, if

he has one, that will be the most

2:25:152:25:23

amazing gold medal of any Olympic

Games. -- if he has won. Steven

2:25:232:25:30

Bradbury skates home first, but who

took out who? And you wouldn't want

2:25:302:25:36

to have to sort that out. There is

where it all happened.

2:25:362:25:44

where it all happened. Ono timed his

move, there is the contact, the man

2:25:462:25:49

in front had the right of way, and

it looks like Lee might have impeded

2:25:492:25:55

Ono. It appeared the contact was

with Ono, and it was the Korean who

2:25:552:25:59

took him out. And Steven Bradbury

skates home first, and Ono

2:25:592:26:09

recovering himself to get over the

finishing line in second place.

2:26:092:26:16

finishing line in second place. And

Ono was on his feet at that stage

2:26:192:26:21

and would have come home first, and

it was the Korean falling who

2:26:212:26:26

skittled him. Steven Bradbury gets

across the line first. Ono sliding

2:26:262:26:30

over on his bottom. First of all,

there was contact on Ono from the

2:26:302:26:37

Chinese skater, Lee. And then the

Korean fell, and he took out the

2:26:372:26:44

Canadian and Ono. The man in front

is always deemed to have the right

2:26:442:26:51

of way. 1.29 is the time. It's

incidental. The Chinese skater, Lee,

2:26:512:27:02

is disqualified.

2:27:022:27:04

incidental. The Chinese skater, Lee,

is disqualified.

2:27:042:27:10

is disqualified.

Apollo Ono

scrambling to try and finish and get

2:27:102:27:11

the silver, one of the great names

in the sport, now working for

2:27:112:27:15

American TV. You guys must have no

Steven Bradbury.

We shared a

2:27:152:27:20

changing room at that Olympics, Salt

Lake City, and he and Nicky Gooch,

2:27:202:27:25

our current coach, were very close.

He to get through each round a bit

2:27:252:27:31

by default, not to take it away from

him, and his coach was asking Nick

2:27:312:27:35

for the tactics for each race

because, when you are an underdog,

2:27:352:27:39

you want to get stuck in and

yourself a chance. Nick turned round

2:27:392:27:44

and said, sits behind, relax,

there's going to be a crash, a fall

2:27:442:27:48

or a disqualification, so you'll

pick up a medal, but he didn't

2:27:482:27:51

predict it would be gold.

That was

the first Australian Olympic gold

2:27:512:27:56

medal, and they have since won the

women's moguls. That was sort of a

2:27:562:28:02

typical at the time but, having

watched a lot of short track since,

2:28:022:28:05

its more familiar, not that

uncommon.

I think it's the growth of

2:28:052:28:10

the Olympic Games for us as a sport

and how important it's become when

2:28:102:28:14

athletes are getting into these

competitions and the Olympic finals,

2:28:142:28:17

they are pushing as hard as

possible, and things like that

2:28:172:28:21

happen.

The 5000 metres relay is

coming up, and that might be

2:28:212:28:25

chaotic! We will be back for that

just after midday. Let's take a

2:28:252:28:30

chance to catch up on some of the

other stuff that's been going on

2:28:302:28:33

overnight, and first of all, a

brand-new event to these Winter

2:28:332:28:38

Games, the Big Air competition, and

the women had the first chance to

2:28:382:28:41

win medals.

She took a gold

2:28:412:28:49

She took a gold medal before, -- in

slopestyle, Jamie Anderson is the

2:28:492:28:51

most experienced woman in freestyle

snowboarding right now.

2:28:512:28:54

most experienced woman in freestyle

snowboarding right now.

2:28:542:28:59

snowboarding right now.

She wants

that double gold medal, doesn't she?

2:28:592:29:01

Look at this! The grab tail, she

stomps it. Jamie Anderson crankset

2:29:012:29:10

with 90.

2:29:102:29:15

with 90. -- cranks it.

Massive

strategy from Jamie Anderson. I

2:29:152:29:19

think she wanted to come out early

and put pressure on everybody.

2:29:192:29:24

That's what she's done to Anna

Gasser.

Yes, perfect. Couldn't have

2:29:242:29:30

done that any better.

Anna Gasser

just tapping the accelerator, going

2:29:302:29:37

to 85.5. Back up to the top. Jamie

Anderson puts so much pressure on

2:29:372:29:43

everyone with the frontside, flat

speed of 10.80. Wow! How did she

2:29:432:29:53

hold on into that? That is years of

experience. Second run, and in the

2:29:532:30:00

enviable position of having two huge

scores under her belt. Synnott Zoi

2:30:002:30:10

Sadowski, the New Zealander, we saw

a switch back from her in

2:30:102:30:14

qualifying, and I think we going to

see it again now.

2:30:142:30:25

That was amazing!

I love this. For

me, that was more impressive.

2:30:252:30:29

Massive, beautiful, hardest

rotation.

Yes. 92! So deserved. Anna

2:30:292:30:44

Gasser, the Austrian, stands atop

the running for her second jump. A

2:30:442:30:51

5-.5 on the board at the minute. --

Eddie 5-.5. She stands it. The

2:30:512:30:59

take-off, that was amazing.

Look at

her, so deserves this.

2:30:592:31:08

her, so deserves this.

89... I

thought she would have got a lot

2:31:112:31:14

more than that.

2:31:142:31:16

Cab 10.80 two the line. How did she

not explode into a million pieces!

2:31:262:31:32

That was sick! Unbelievable. She

knew she had to do that. She knew

2:31:322:31:42

Anna Gasser was dropping out after

her and she would be doing that same

2:31:422:31:45

trick.

Jamie Anderson with the drop

has potentially left the door open

2:31:452:31:53

for Anna Gasser. This is going to be

one of the most interesting jumps.

2:31:532:31:57

Synnott Zoi Sadowski, the switch

backside 100.

No way! The front

2:31:572:32:08

side.

Well, this is so good to

watch. Could have been gold. Looks

2:32:082:32:20

so relaxed, doesn't she?

So relaxed.

Nervous. Not really saying much. Me

2:32:202:32:27

too. OK! My gosh! This is coming

down to the wire.

I did not think

2:32:272:32:37

she had bad, I thought the first

corkscrew was a little vertigo.

Look

2:32:372:32:43

out made up she is. We talked about

this being the best example, the

2:32:432:32:48

best exposition of women's riding,

look at this, this is what it means

2:32:482:32:52

to them, to be able to lay down in

perfect conditions, what it means to

2:32:522:32:57

them. The opposite scenario of what

we saw in women's slope style a week

2:32:572:33:03

ago. The style. She went deep as

well.

Watch the back leg through

2:33:032:33:10

this second corkscrew. 96! She has

done it! The gold medal!

Anna

2:33:102:33:19

Gasser. Well deserved. Very, very

well deserved. Did I just called the

2:33:192:33:26

point is exactly right again?

STUDIO: always, always right. We

2:33:262:33:32

will hear Tim again alongside James

Woods, now he's finished competing

2:33:322:33:38

he is actually sounding rather good

as a commentator, this is the main's

2:33:382:33:42

ski half pipe. COMMENTATOR: the

defending Olympic champion gets the

2:33:422:33:49

respect from the start marshal.

Huge

start. Massive switch.

2:33:492:33:59

start. Massive switch. This is

incredible. I can't believe this is

2:34:002:34:01

how went.

Came down really nicely as

far as I could see.

A little bit of

2:34:012:34:10

pressure, too much on one ski.

Click

the deck.

Alex Ferreira back in the

2:34:102:34:19

hot seat. Land is flat, keeps his

speed. The switch. Down the pipe,

2:34:192:34:27

10.80. Back tens. Ramping it up.

Here goes.

I can't do it. Even

2:34:272:34:39

better than his first run! He is

stepping up.

The Harry Potter of the

2:34:392:34:48

half pipe world, wizards his way

through this. Ludicrous.

My

2:34:482:34:56

goodness!

2:34:562:35:01

goodness!

All my God! I think he

will explode if he wins the gold

2:35:012:35:07

medal, he will actually explode!

Woods asked me in that break if

2:35:072:35:14

nerves were anything in this world.

Ask David Vice right now. Ask him,

2:35:142:35:23

he's won more than you could

possibly imagine. Not as clean,

2:35:232:35:27

little bit of a wriggle. Left side,

double Cork, and he's put it down.

2:35:272:35:36

Perfect. Switch, left, the right

side 12 to finish this. Boom! That's

2:35:362:35:44

it!

History here, the first man to

do all four double Cork is. In an

2:35:442:35:53

Olympics.

Impeccably done. This,

right here, not a stress run for

2:35:532:36:01

him. Switch, double, following the

10.80 with the double 12 points 60.

2:36:012:36:08

Dipping very late. Not opening up

but stamping it perfectly.

His hands

2:36:082:36:17

in the air, his hair flowing.

2:36:172:36:24

in the air, his hair flowing.

And

the defending champion. Post the

2:36:242:36:30

proverbial rabbit from the heart!

First after his first run, first

2:36:302:36:34

after the second, can he be first

after the third? If ever there was a

2:36:342:36:40

time to rip the lead from it, this

is it.

Come on, Alex Ferreira.

2:36:402:36:45

Absolutely huge. The time he was in

the air. The biggest we might have

2:36:452:36:51

seen all day. Perfect.

Fizzing

inside, running on pure adrenaline,

2:36:512:36:59

massive!

Going so, so big. Squeaking

in.

My goodness, Alex Ferreira has

2:36:592:37:11

not knocked it out of the box, he

stripped to a space rocket and has

2:37:112:37:15

centred on the outer space.

Well!

They grab on the 12th of the top.

No

2:37:152:37:26

way of maintaining that amplitude.

You need to do everything perfectly.

2:37:262:37:32

He takes it around, all the way

around to switch and leases at

2:37:322:37:37

perfectly at the top of the wall.

Landing right away over the top of

2:37:372:37:44

the bindings, generating speed

through transition.

I am going to

2:37:442:37:47

put my head on the line, I am going

to go all an balloon on this. Cover

2:37:472:37:54

your eyes, I'm not quite sure of

what is going to happen... Oh! You

2:37:542:37:58

can see the message from the judges.

It cannot stand up to David Weiss

2:37:582:38:08

is's technicality but everyone on

their feet.

The main's ski half pipe

2:38:082:38:13

final. STUDIO: David Moyes retaining

his title for the USA, if you want

2:38:132:38:21

to watch curling, go to the red

button, the semifinal between Canada

2:38:212:38:24

and the USA is 1-1. We hoped Great

Britain would have been there but

2:38:242:38:31

currently Sweden leading to one

against Switzerland, Team GB having

2:38:312:38:36

been beaten in the tie-break and

knock out late last night. This time

2:38:362:38:40

tomorrow we will be live on curling,

Eve Muirhead and her rink will go in

2:38:402:38:46

the semifinals against Sweden. Quick

quiz question for John and Sarah.

2:38:462:38:51

Have you seen the film icon that

tiny? It's really good.

2:38:512:39:00

tiny? It's really good. Based on a

true story, a winter Olympic true

2:39:002:39:03

story which sort of came to its

culmination in 1994 when Nancy

2:39:032:39:11

Kerrigan and Tonya Harding made to

the Olympics. Here is Robin Cousins

2:39:112:39:15

to talent.

2:39:152:39:22

to talent. -- to tell it. At the

1994 Winter Olympics in Lily hammer

2:39:222:39:30

in Norway, the rival between Nancy

Kerrigan and Tonya Harding came to

2:39:302:39:34

its conclusion.

2:39:342:39:41

its conclusion. Kerrigan was seen as

the all American princess, the ice

2:39:412:39:43

cream, Harding the skater from the

wrong side of the tracks, had all

2:39:432:39:48

the talent.

2:39:482:39:53

the talent. At the 1991 US

championships she was the first

2:39:562:39:59

American woman to perform a triple

axel in competition.

I'm going to

2:39:592:40:03

prove to everyone I'm number one.

A

year later Kerrigan took the bronze

2:40:032:40:07

medal at the Olympics am a Harding

was fourth.

2:40:072:40:16

By 1994 the girls were the talk of

the town, the US media loved their

2:40:172:40:22

contrast in styles but at the US

championships, Nancy Kerrigan was

2:40:222:40:26

attacked after a training session.

2:40:262:40:29

Hit across the knee by a heavy club,

the injury so horrific it took her

2:40:332:40:39

out of the US championships and put

her appearance in a second Olympic

2:40:392:40:43

Games in jeopardy. It emerged

Harding's husband had hired a hit

2:40:432:40:48

man to take out Kerrigan, Harding

claimed her innocence, saying she

2:40:482:40:53

had no prior knowledge of the

assault but admitted afterwards to

2:40:532:40:57

hiding pertinent information from

various authorities. The US Olympic

2:40:572:41:01

Committee tried to ban Harding but

she threatened to sue.

This Court

2:41:012:41:07

has just concluded a series of

meetings representing Tonya Harding,

2:41:072:41:11

Tonya Harding will skate in the 1994

Olympic Games.

Kerrigan showed

2:41:112:41:17

remarkable resilience, it wasn't

long before she was back on the ice

2:41:172:41:20

and on to full training proving to

herself and the Olympic select

2:41:202:41:23

Versace was capable of performing at

the highest level and that she

2:41:232:41:28

deserved a place in the US Olympic

team, to Lillehammer they both went,

2:41:282:41:32

their lives changed forever.

Good

morning, Miss Harding, will you have

2:41:322:41:38

a meeting with Nancy Kerrigan this

evening? I don't know. Does this

2:41:382:41:42

have an effect on your nerves before

the competition? All this media has

2:41:422:41:46

linked?

Under incredible scrutiny

from an un-trusting media Harding

2:41:462:41:53

was struggling to cope and her form

deteriorated. A disappointing short

2:41:532:42:01

programme left in 10th place. And

then, following a bizarre false

2:42:012:42:07

start to her free programme she was

allowed to start again, eventually

2:42:072:42:13

making up two places, finishing

eighth overall. Let me off. In her

2:42:132:42:22

short programme Kerrigan performed

with beauty and athleticism and

2:42:222:42:25

going into the free programme she

was third. The crowd loved her even

2:42:252:42:29

more.

COMMENTATOR:

2:42:292:42:36

Tremendous reception. Nancy did not

win the gold, she was big, Nancy did

2:42:362:42:44

return to the USA and Olympic silver

medallist and hero. Tonya Harding on

2:42:442:42:51

the other hand returned home to an

FBI investigation and a $100,000

2:42:512:42:56

fine, she would never escape

competitively again. -- never skate

2:42:562:43:01

competitively. Tonya Harding then

bent and

2:43:012:43:06

competitively. Tonya Harding then

bent and tribe and's boxing for a

2:43:062:43:08

while. The most extraordinary story,

I recommend the film. The skating

2:43:082:43:14

scenes are so good. The medals will

be decided at the moment's singles

2:43:142:43:19

to and it is a battle of Russian

teenagers, the free programme

2:43:192:43:22

starting at 1am, and bearing in mind

the Olympic Athletes from Russia

2:43:222:43:27

have won 13 medals but no gold, they

look pretty nailed on. The

2:43:272:43:32

15-year-old, leading, a fair old app

to third place. You would think one

2:43:322:43:39

of them would take a gold medal. We

note Elise Christie started in

2:43:392:43:43

figure skating and went to short

track, Sarah, did you start?

There's

2:43:432:43:49

not many start in speed skating, you

get talent spotted doing a different

2:43:492:43:54

discipline.

I got spotted as a

hockey boy. But where I started,

2:43:542:43:59

decided to have a go at speed

skating.

We are going to show the

2:43:592:44:03

final in the ice hockey, Canada

against the USA. I don't want to

2:44:032:44:08

give it away. I always wondered with

ice hockey, why isn't there more

2:44:082:44:12

than to take ice hockey teams from

great written? You would think that

2:44:122:44:17

is your chance to involve the most

amount of table who want to be on

2:44:172:44:22

the ice?

It would be fantastic to

have men or women in a team there,

2:44:222:44:28

that team sport, then again, a big

sport in this country, bigger than

2:44:282:44:31

people think. The Elite League in

Britain is a well followed league,

2:44:312:44:36

it is a shame they cannot do that

but I think it is something British

2:44:362:44:40

ice hockey will hopefully get right.

You mentioned there are seven short

2:44:402:44:45

track speed Skating clubs in the

country, how many ice rinks are

2:44:452:44:48

there and how much access do you get

to it if you want to train or play

2:44:482:44:52

ice hockey?

You have to go to one of

the actual clubs if you want to try

2:44:522:44:58

speed skating, can't just put on a

pair of speed skates and go onto the

2:44:582:45:02

ice rink, there are lots around the

country but if you want to try speed

2:45:022:45:06

skating you have to go to a specific

club.

When I was in South Korea the

2:45:062:45:10

kids on the there would be someone

doing figure skating and then they

2:45:102:45:14

would be speed skaters from the

outside.

Definite lessons that can

2:45:142:45:19

be learned, they use the ice so well

there and in this country we talk

2:45:192:45:21

about not having many speed skating

sessions or clubs for people to get

2:45:212:45:26

along to but if you want to get

along and do any kind of skating get

2:45:262:45:31

along to the ice.

There is no

opportunity to do long track.

2:45:312:45:37

Unfortunately we do not have a long

track version, it's a 400 metre,

2:45:372:45:41

like a running track and the cost of

running one of them would be very

2:45:412:45:45

expensive. Unfortunately we don't

but we do have quite a good UK long

2:45:452:45:49

track system that is working and

working quite well with the Duchess

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is the Asian.

You combine with the

Dutch.

2:45:522:45:59

When Elise left school, she went to

Nottingham to base herself there, is

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that where you have to be?

That is

where the national ice centre is,

2:46:062:46:10

and where the national team are

based. Once you qualify for the

2:46:102:46:14

national team, it's best to be in

Nottingham.

They've done a great job

2:46:142:46:18

of making it feel like home for us,

and they pulled out all the stops in

2:46:182:46:22

preparation for the games, and I

know that every night I had been

2:46:222:46:26

racing for the short track, there

has been a full house in the arena,

2:46:262:46:29

because the staff at the national

ice centre have been great.

How

2:46:292:46:35

young do you have to start?

I think

you should start quite young, as far

2:46:352:46:40

as developing some ice skills, but

you can move into speed skating,

2:46:402:46:46

like Elise has proved, in your

teens.

I didn't start until I was

2:46:462:46:50

12, 13. Elise really started at

about 14, 15. They're big

2:46:502:46:57

opportunities to move into the sport

later than some of the other

2:46:572:47:00

disciplines.

We've just had the

second final of the 5000 metres, the

2:47:002:47:05

USA won that, but they are not in

the a final, we've got career macro,

2:47:052:47:13

Hungary, China, so you can

anticipate who the crowd will be

2:47:132:47:18

supporting. -- we've got Korea.

2:47:182:47:19

We've got Hungary in position number

two. Hungary on the outside of

2:47:272:47:32

Korea. China, with Wu Dajing, who

won the race over 500 metres

2:47:322:47:41

earlier, and a three Olympic gold

medallist, Charles Hamelin, who will

2:47:412:47:47

be leading for Canada on 45 laps of

the track. Four men in each team. An

2:47:472:47:58

awful lot to keep your eye on, for

us and the judges, in a race like

2:47:582:48:03

this, as they slither and slide

their way up towards first. Hungary

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on the front, Korea two, China three

and Canada at the back. What happens

2:48:092:48:16

is you don't have to do a set amount

of time at the front actively

2:48:162:48:20

involved in the race. The team can

work it out as they go along.

2:48:202:48:27

Generally, all the teams will change

every one and a half laps. The

2:48:272:48:31

teams, if they skater wants to do

two, three, four laps, that's

2:48:312:48:37

allowed, but after a number of years

we've come to the conclusion that

2:48:372:48:40

one and a half laps appears to be

most effective, allowing the skaters

2:48:402:48:45

to skate as fast as possible, but

allowing those on the inside to

2:48:452:48:50

recover before they go back out

again.

There will be some tired legs

2:48:502:48:52

when they go out at the end.

2:48:522:48:59

when they go out at the end. One of

the Korean racers, about to be

2:49:012:49:02

thrown into it, huge and limb, just

raced in the final of the 500 metres

2:49:022:49:09

-- Lim Hyojun. In Samuel Girard is

out there as well, on the ice,

2:49:092:49:18

trying to find a way through, with

Canada in fourth. He hands over to

2:49:182:49:21

Pascal Dion, his team-mate. China

one, Hungary two, Korea three.

China

2:49:212:49:33

want to be staying out of trouble,

with all the penalties they've been

2:49:332:49:37

receiving at these games, so clearly

they are changing their tactics.

2:49:372:49:40

They are saying, come and get us,

very much like in the 5000 metres,

2:49:402:49:45

as Korea moving country into first.

Wu Dajing momentarily the much out

2:49:452:49:52

of first place by another skater.

The changeover is one of the key

2:49:522:50:00

areas the judges need to keep

looking at. Sometimes people can

2:50:002:50:03

loiter in the lane, getting in the

way, blocking, not moving out of the

2:50:032:50:09

lane early enough, which can cause

problems.

Canada moving into third

2:50:092:50:13

place. At the moment, still 29 laps

to go, with China on the front.

2:50:132:50:26

China still leading from Korea, with

Chen Dequan out of them.

2:50:262:50:37

Chen Dequan out of them. China, with

Han Tianyu. A slight slip from

2:50:372:50:45

Charles Hamelin from Canada. Charles

Hamelin with ground to make up. He

2:50:452:50:50

hands over to Samuel Girard, a good

changeover, as he thrust Samuel

2:50:502:50:56

Girard back into the race, still at

the back, but on the tails of

2:50:562:50:59

Hungary.

Nine second laps, so it

hasn't really opened just yet. Teams

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still juggling oppositions.

2:51:052:51:11

still juggling oppositions.

Chen

Dequan leading for China. Oh, and a

2:51:142:51:17

crash! That is going to cost Korea

in a big way.

A big blow for Korea,

2:51:172:51:25

as China are still in front, with 21

laps to go.

China can sense this

2:51:252:51:34

could be their opportunity. It will

be a wild chase for Korea, with so

2:51:342:51:37

much to do. They are about three

quarters of a lap behind, and no

2:51:372:51:44

wonder the place has gone up at the

front. China leading the way, with

2:51:442:51:49

Han Tianyu, followed by Samuel

Girard of Canada, and also for

2:51:492:51:54

Hungary. Behind him, handovers

2:51:542:52:00

Hungary. Behind him, handovers being

made to Viktor Knoch.

It could be

2:52:022:52:05

the first medal for Hungary in an

Olympic Games.

Canada on the front,

2:52:052:52:13

with Charle Cournoyer, an

experienced campaigner. Leading the

2:52:132:52:19

way, having a look, trying to find a

way through. The handover to Wu

2:52:192:52:25

Dajing, the new world record in the

500 metres. Korea not gaining

2:52:252:52:30

ground, because the others are in

full pelt.

If one of these three

2:52:302:52:36

teams fall down, Korea could still

be in a chance with a medal.

Or if

2:52:362:52:40

there was a penalty incurred, or by

more than one team, as we saw in the

2:52:402:52:45

women's final. A dozen laps to go.

Canada in front, China's second,

2:52:452:52:50

Hungary third. Canada trying to pull

away. Hungary have one week skater,

2:52:502:52:57

so they are trying to make the race

as fast as possible. China, a bit of

2:52:572:53:05

bumping and barging. Canada second,

Hungary hanging on by their

2:53:052:53:10

fingernails to third place at the

moment, as Charles Hamelin put back

2:53:102:53:13

into the race once more. He had to

get through some traffic there.

2:53:132:53:18

Still leading for Canada. Having a

look to get through is the

2:53:182:53:23

Hungarian. Korea chasing in vain and

not gaining ground. Leading the way

2:53:232:53:30

for Canada, Samuel Girard.

I'd say,

with seven laps to go, Hungary

2:53:302:53:36

looked very comfortable. They

haven't done much work on the front,

2:53:362:53:40

and they are really relaxing here.

The Hungarian could do something

2:53:402:53:46

very special.

2:53:462:53:51

very special.

Slightly

outmanoeuvred, the Hungarians on the

2:53:512:53:55

handover. Rafael Behr once more,

Charles Hamelin thrown into the race

2:53:552:54:00

for Canada. He leads. It's now with

Wu Dajing for China, China into

2:54:002:54:06

third, Hungary very competitive.

Shaolin Sandor Liu on the track at

2:54:062:54:12

the moment. Did well to avoid a

collision with Samuel Girard.

2:54:122:54:20

Hungary in the lead, almost lapping

Korea. Canada in second, not for

2:54:202:54:25

long. Samuel Girard has been taken.

Read the final bend, and Hungary

2:54:252:54:30

have done it. They claim the gold

medal right at the last! Shaolin

2:54:302:54:36

Sandor Liu leads them to victory.

What a moment for Hungary, what a

2:54:362:54:42

disappointment Korea, and for

everybody else, and Elise Christie

2:54:422:54:47

at last has something to celebrate

at the Olympic Games. She is here on

2:54:472:54:51

crutches to support her boyfriend,

and there is a gold medal to

2:54:512:54:53

celebrate.

As we said, the

Hungarians were there comfortably,

2:54:532:55:00

waiting, waiting and waiting, and

sometimes they can panic, but they

2:55:002:55:05

clearly didn't, and it was a

fantastic race for the Hungarians.

2:55:052:55:09

What a result. They stayed in the

hunt on the way through, without

2:55:092:55:15

really showing their cards, right

until the last, but you know what,

2:55:152:55:20

as soon as Korea fell, I think China

thought it was going their night.

2:55:202:55:23

The Hungarians have been skating

well at the World Championships, the

2:55:232:55:31

European Championships, and they

were so relaxed, waiting, as if they

2:55:312:55:34

almost knew they were going to win.

What a final, and what a result. Big

2:55:342:55:41

disappointment for the home crowd,

but a rare moment of Winter Games

2:55:412:55:45

success to celebrate for Hungary,

and it may well be an Olympic record

2:55:452:55:49

time.

2:55:492:55:56

time. 6:31.99 is the time, which

means, if that's ratified, it will

2:55:562:55:59

be a new Olympic record for them to

celebrate as well, to go with those

2:55:592:56:03

big, shiny golden medals. But what a

disappointment for Korea. We

2:56:032:56:08

expected more from them and they

expected more from themselves.

It's

2:56:082:56:14

this crazy sport short track, and

one of the things... We

2:56:142:56:21

one of the things... We can see,

Viktor Knoch moving onto the inside,

2:56:232:56:24

but that could be very tricky. It

will be a big call for the British

2:56:242:56:28

referee. Maybe the incident has

happened earlier.

Suddenly they were

2:56:282:56:34

all over the place. You could see

that momentary confusion among the

2:56:342:56:39

Korean skaters. What do I do? How do

we stay in the race legally? Look at

2:56:392:56:44

this pushing and barging. Bittern

involved,

2:56:442:56:53

involved, that was Xu Hongzhi of

China. -- the two involved. Never

2:56:542:57:02

straightforward, the relay, with so

many athletes on the track at the

2:57:022:57:04

same time. But look at the joy on

the face of Shaolin Sandor review.

2:57:042:57:10

As he crosses the line, arms in the

air. That will more than make up for

2:57:102:57:18

his disappointment in the individual

events. And at last a smile and a

2:57:182:57:22

joyous moment for Elise Christie as

well, as she celebrates with her

2:57:222:57:30

boyfriend. And the result is

confirmed. Hungary the winners in a

2:57:302:57:35

new Olympic record time. China wins

silver, Canada take the bronze,

2:57:352:57:40

Korea a disappointed for. -- fourth.

2:57:402:57:49

That concludes events at the short

track, which has given us

2:57:492:57:52

everything, and Sarah and John were

cheering on the Hungarians, because

2:57:522:57:55

you know them pretty well.

Yes, and

Shaolin Sandor Liu has come over and

2:57:552:58:04

done some training with us, and it's

nice to see him win an Olympic gold.

2:58:042:58:08

What a great finish, great overtake

and storming it to the end.

I think

2:58:082:58:13

that might be Hungary's first gold

of these games are looking at the

2:58:132:58:18

medal table. So no wonder the

celebrations are so strong. It's one

2:58:182:58:24

of those things are big team needed,

you need depth in short track, and

2:58:242:58:27

at the moment that's what we are

lacking in Great Britain, we don't

2:58:272:58:31

have four men that could go out

there.

Not to this quality. We have

2:58:312:58:37

some good skaters who will be

training hard for Beijing, but we

2:58:372:58:40

need to continue to grow the sport

and find new, talented athletes to

2:58:402:58:44

push each other on. There, you've

got great skaters from all the

2:58:442:58:49

nations, with multiple opportunities

to win medals. When you finish the

2:58:492:58:53

Olympic Games off with a relay

medal, its special for the whole

2:58:532:58:58

country.

Yes, almost the best thing

of all. Elise Christie on the

2:58:582:59:02

right-hand side, she spent a bit of

time in Hungary. Where is Shaolin

2:59:022:59:06

Sandor Liu is?

In Budapest.

What a

great support he has been to her,

2:59:062:59:15

and with his brother as well.

Keeping it in the family.

And he

2:59:152:59:21

brought them home, the final lap, he

took over, and legs must be really

2:59:212:59:25

burning.

It's the toughest race in

short track, the longest, and they

2:59:252:59:32

go in multiple times, so you don't

just have to keep the speed going,

2:59:322:59:35

you've also got the time in the

middle where you are trying to

2:59:352:59:38

recover to go back in, and that's

when you really get a sense of the

2:59:382:59:42

atmosphere, the crowd, those moments

when you switch off and then go

2:59:422:59:44

again. Right at the end, the guys

are going full out here. A bit of a

2:59:442:59:51

different tactic from the Hungarian

and Canadian teams to the Chinese,

2:59:512:59:56

different places of change. In the

last two laps, your real race is on,

2:59:563:00:04

and a great entrance from Shaolin

into the corner, to make the speed.

3:00:043:00:08

He knocks the Canadian guy's glasses

off, Samuel Girard, probably a bit

3:00:083:00:14

shocked, but a great finish, and the

Chinese coming from.

Not surprising,

3:00:143:00:18

because the Canadian couldn't see

any more!

Is where you see, you need

3:00:183:00:23

to be short in short track on

things, but with those longer legs,

3:00:233:00:28

Shaolin, you are not beating him to

the finish line easily. Rate seems.

3:00:283:00:35

To see -- great themes. And to see a

Elise Christie with a smile on her

3:00:353:00:40

face is great of a gold medal for

her boyfriend will do.

She spent a

3:00:403:00:45

lot of time in Hungary and she knows

the team well. When the relay team

3:00:453:00:51

wins, the whole team celebrates, and

she will feel a bit part of that.

3:00:513:00:58

is the Asian.

You combine with the

Dutch.

3:00:583:01:03

You see here the referee would have

been licking at a lot more footage.

3:01:043:01:11

That's work career could not change

over, before the changeover, went

3:01:113:01:16

sideways. -- the referee would have

been looking.

There is no one

3:01:163:01:26

covering them for the relay change,

they've got too little time to catch

3:01:263:01:31

back up.

Do you know what? Watching

that again, I'm not sure that Sam's

3:01:313:01:40

classes did not just fall off, I'm

not sure how much they were knocked

3:01:403:01:43

off.

Kept his cool, incredible

overtake, the last two labs, did not

3:01:433:01:51

panic, what an amazing kick out over

the line.

Good celebration.

3:01:513:01:56

Fantastic, the joy of it. It's not

only hungry's first gold of these

3:01:563:02:03

games, their first ever Winter

Olympics gold medal. That is

3:02:033:02:08

incredible, huge story! No wonder

they are celebrating as much as they

3:02:083:02:14

are an bad guy there are brought it

home for them. What a great result,

3:02:143:02:18

what a great way to finish.

Really

nice. It is the blue riband event,

3:02:183:02:24

the relay, more people involved, a

real team atmosphere, nothing better

3:02:243:02:29

than celebrating on the ice with

your team-mates.

The last time they

3:02:293:02:33

won a medal was Lake Placid, silver,

1988. This is rare, completely

3:02:333:02:40

unique. Let's look at the short

track medal table and the nations

3:02:403:02:44

that have done the best. Out in

front... The host nation.

3:02:443:02:48

Spread a lot further than one might

have expect that, another medal for

3:03:023:03:06

the USA and for the Olympic Athletes

from Russia, not on that table at

3:03:063:03:10

all, Great Britain, the target was

1-2. This is how the British got on,

3:03:103:03:16

as we note Elise Christie finished

fourth in the 500 metres, got

3:03:163:03:22

through, had a fall towards the end

of the race, finished, for the first

3:03:223:03:26

time she gets a finished result in

an Olympic race, but should sit

3:03:263:03:31

fourth in the 500 metres. In the

1000 metres, disqualified in the

3:03:313:03:37

heats and as we saw in the

semifinals of the fifth team hundred

3:03:373:03:39

crashed. Charlotte Kilmartin, a

crashed, went out in the heats of

3:03:393:03:45

the 1000, crashed in the semifinal

of the 1500, Kathryn Thompson,

3:03:453:03:49

younger developing athlete, crashed

and then went out in the heats.

3:03:493:03:55

Farrell Tracey and

3:03:553:04:03

Farrell Tracey and Josh Chetham, I

think Farrell Tracey would have them

3:04:033:04:05

trying to make the quarterfinals but

come the result he did, it's

3:04:053:04:10

fantastic.

Look at the statistics,

is appointing the team, brought

3:04:103:04:16

their heart and soul to the

preparation, they will be very

3:04:163:04:19

disappointed coming out with their

results but as you see, in short

3:04:193:04:24

track speed skating, it's very

spread over a lot of nations, it

3:04:243:04:27

shows how open the sport is and the

growth around the world.

That should

3:04:273:04:33

give you lots of hope and John, you

are involved in the programme,

3:04:333:04:36

wanting to develop it further.

Despite what has happened to Elise

3:04:363:04:41

Christie have you seen an upturn in

interest from kids?

The sport has

3:04:413:04:46

been growing slowly for the last 12

months, over the last two weeks come

3:04:463:04:51

through the website we have had over

200 people are disturbed their

3:04:513:04:54

interest like you mentioned today,

join a club, come along, try it.

3:04:543:05:00

It's not fantastic, not great news

for the results but interest lies,

3:05:003:05:06

and what we said earlier, it's

fantastic.

How worried are you as a

3:05:063:05:10

set of at your going to be affect it

by the fact Elise Christie could not

3:05:103:05:15

win a medal and is it fair it's all

on her?

I think it is tough,

3:05:153:05:22

especially for her, everyone looking

for her to try and win a medal but

3:05:223:05:25

we've had some great performances

from Charlotte over the last couple

3:05:253:05:28

of years and she would have liked to

have been in a share of the medal

3:05:283:05:32

but for us as a sport we have got to

be patient and see what comes. We

3:05:323:05:38

have a great strategy in place for

the next Olympic cycle in Beijing,

3:05:383:05:41

we've done the groundwork for that,

we need to be confident we have done

3:05:413:05:44

for we have done.

Where does that

funding come from? That's a lot of

3:05:443:05:52

money. Over four and a half million.

Where does it gets them?

That's just

3:05:523:05:58

for the performance end. One of the

real challenges for the development

3:05:583:06:02

of the sport, we don't have any

grassroots funding, UK Sport only do

3:06:023:06:08

funding for the performance end of

the sport. We don't have any of that

3:06:083:06:14

in this country but that for 7

million is for the performance.

It

3:06:143:06:23

is to pay for all the coaches,

kit... You have to pay for ice time?

3:06:233:06:28

We are fortunate, we have a deal

with the lottery funded holding, the

3:06:283:06:34

National ice Centre, it's a training

centre, that's not one of the costs

3:06:343:06:37

we have to incur but to go round

these different places in the world

3:06:373:06:42

is not cheap, to get athletes to the

competitions, it's not cheap.

Sarah,

3:06:423:06:48

do you think Elise Christie felt not

only the pressure of the attention

3:06:483:06:52

she was getting coming into the

games but also that a heavy feeling

3:06:523:06:56

you get when you know a whole

programme is dependent on you, all

3:06:563:07:00

the others are depending on her to

win a medal for their future.

It is

3:07:003:07:04

a lot of pressure, comes from all

different places as well but she has

3:07:043:07:10

to try and focus on not putting the

pressure on herself. All the wing is

3:07:103:07:15

that aren't in her control, she

wants to win that medal, not just

3:07:153:07:19

for her but for everybody so the

sport can continue to grow. Can

3:07:193:07:24

continue to get funding. She will

have felt that I'm sure, it's

3:07:243:07:28

difficult to pretend that does not

exist.

I am sure that's why she came

3:07:283:07:33

out and tried to skate in

3:07:333:07:34

exist.

I am sure that's why she came

out and tried to skate in the

3:07:343:07:34

quarterfinals. John, do you think

there are other skaters we haven't

3:07:343:07:40

seen who might appear in four years'

time and if so, who realistically

3:07:403:07:44

apart from Elise Christie can win

medals?

We haven't seen the best of

3:07:443:07:51

Kathryn Thompson who came to these

games as a first-time Olympian and I

3:07:513:07:54

think she only get better over the

next four years. Farrell Tracey who

3:07:543:08:00

finished their teams, new to the

scene. He's only going to grow. --

3:08:003:08:07

who finished 13th. We have other

guys rolling up in the sport and

3:08:073:08:14

developing. That is the main thing,

we need to get strength in depth to

3:08:143:08:18

push from the knees, we don't want

to leave the top athletes to crack

3:08:183:08:23

on and bring pressure to the teams.

The best news that your sport has

3:08:233:08:28

had, Elise Christie being re-fired,

absolutely wanting to be back in

3:08:283:08:34

four years.

A lot of unfinished

business, it is early for her to

3:08:343:08:39

feel it that, to say she will

continue to Beijing but I think, she

3:08:393:08:43

knows her own mind and she know she

does not want to finish now. She is

3:08:433:08:46

the fastest in the world, she has

not performed at these Olympics, she

3:08:463:08:50

is that good, I don't think you can

quit when you are the best. When you

3:08:503:08:56

still feel you haven't had a chance

to show that.

On the biggest stage.

3:08:563:09:01

The World Championships for a skater

is the highlight, for you and

3:09:013:09:05

everyone else, the Winter Olympics

is where she wants to be. Thank you

3:09:053:09:09

both so much for all of your time,

you've been fantastic on your

3:09:093:09:12

insight but that connection with

Elise Christie and feeling the

3:09:123:09:16

empathy for her and knowing her so

well, and celebrating with Hungary

3:09:163:09:20

today. That is our Vic areas gold

medal, if you like. Argue both so

3:09:203:09:25

much. Let's catch up with the

headlines overnight and this

3:09:253:09:32

morning. This day 13. Great Britain

bowed out of the curling. Losing a

3:09:323:09:40

tie-breaker against Switzerland to

played a stunning shot. Austria's

3:09:403:09:45

Amat Gasser took the winning gold in

the big air, turning on the style,

3:09:453:09:51

relegating Jamie Anderson to Sauber.

The surprise winner of the men's

3:09:513:10:00

slalom. Masoe here sure failed to

finish his first run. Dave Ryding

3:10:003:10:06

finished ninth. Four years after her

sister Dominique won the downhill in

3:10:063:10:18

Sochi, Gizen claimed the Alpine gold

medal ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin.

3:10:183:10:23

Lindsay Bonham competed in Ford is

almost certainly her final Olympic

3:10:233:10:28

contest, leading after the downhill

race but not risking her as fragile

3:10:283:10:35

knees in the slalom, as she tried to

turn, it did not happen and she

3:10:353:10:39

tried to ski out.

3:10:393:10:44

tried to ski out. The Court of

Arbitration for Sport has announced

3:10:443:10:46

Alexander Krushelnitsky who tested

positive for a banned substance has

3:10:463:10:50

been stripped of his medal in the

next curling. Those are the

3:10:503:10:55

headlines. -- the next curling.

Let's hope Britain has a reason to

3:10:553:11:00

celebrate tomorrow.

3:11:003:11:02

Come on, baby!

He, brother.

Keep

cam, curl on. This time tomorrow

3:11:283:11:39

will look the trying very hard to

keep cam, Great Britain and Anna

3:11:393:11:48

Sloan, Vicki Adams, Lauren Gray will

be in semifinal action against

3:11:483:11:51

Weedon, the winner of the semifinal

going into the gold medal match. But

3:11:513:11:54

we'll come tomorrow. Women's ice

hockey now and for five out of the

3:11:543:11:59

last six Olympics the final has been

between USA and Canada, Canada

3:11:593:12:06

winning everyone. They are unbeaten

at the Winter Olympics since 98.

3:12:063:12:10

This is a stub of a final, don't

take your eyes from it. Here is Seth

3:12:103:12:17

Bennett and

3:12:173:12:22

COMMENTATOR: hockey superpowers in

the final again, a rematch of four

3:12:253:12:30

years ago and eight years ago,

Canada walking away with victory on

3:12:303:12:34

both occasions. Four years of hurt

for the Americans. Can they turn the

3:12:343:12:40

tide of history? In Pyeongchang.

Good skating to keep it in the zone

3:12:403:12:50

for the Canadians. Russell will

blow. Good speed in the zone.

3:12:503:12:56

Turnbull coming from the bench. The

putt came around, -- the puck came

3:12:563:13:03

around. Short side, along the

backhand, a real nice job for

3:13:033:13:09

Rooney, keep tighter to the post,

pad down, Wakefield lurking.

Feeding

3:13:093:13:16

this in. Out to August.

3:13:163:13:24

Canada spreading the puck around

well, tipped out in front, a chance

3:13:243:13:30

for Megan Agusta. Maybe too tight.

The high-tech, good recognition.

3:13:303:13:40

From the defender. Slap the past

right onto the stick, didn't quite

3:13:403:13:47

make it through, good job from step

man, she was ready for the shot.

3:13:473:13:56

Canada just staying onside. The US

trying to clear that away, huge hit,

3:13:573:14:04

penalty coming. Grant comes in,

makes her own body check after the

3:14:043:14:10

play. We'll be officials call both

of these?

This is Jennifer

3:14:103:14:15

Wakefield.

3:14:153:14:20

Wakefield.

Two minutes, illegal

head.

No doubt about it, the body

3:14:203:14:24

check, all these women know you

cannot body check in this game, and

3:14:243:14:28

just let you know the intensity is

so high...

Quiet tournament for this

3:14:283:14:37

woman, the shot comes in. Grateful

love. Hangs onto it. 49 seconds for

3:14:373:14:46

player advantage for the USA. Ed big

shot. The Canadian defender doing a

3:14:463:14:53

good job of making sure there is a

clear lane. I really don't like the

3:14:533:14:59

way Canada is managing the puck. A

couple of instances, the Americans

3:14:593:15:05

running around in their own zone,

making back passes, putting the puck

3:15:053:15:10

into not create situations. The

Americans being able to break it out

3:15:103:15:16

from there, Canada got to be

smarter, most taking a deep breath

3:15:163:15:20

and looks like they are going to get

their first chance on the power

3:15:203:15:23

play. Hannah brand. No, it's purse.

Two minute interference call. He

3:15:233:15:33

writes mile from the coach.

3:15:333:15:41

Fairly legitimate, tough to argue

that one. That was behind the play,

3:15:423:15:46

so a third undisciplined penalty

that Canada has taken, and you can

3:15:463:15:53

only play with fire so much.

As the

US built into the zone, what a time

3:15:533:15:59

it would be to score. Under a minute

remains in this first period of the

3:15:593:16:05

women's ice hockey final. Tipped out

in front. Going hard to the net. The

3:16:053:16:10

Americans have a chance. And they

are going to keep looking for more.

3:16:103:16:17

Irina night is the player right in

front of the net. -- Hilary knight.

3:16:173:16:24

And she scores! 25 seconds remaining

of the first, and it is first blood

3:16:243:16:31

to the USA in this Olympic final. So

often, it's been silver for the US,

3:16:313:16:39

but is that a golden touch from

Hilary Knight? USA leading by one.

3:16:393:16:48

You had a sense this would happen.

Look at all the time and space that

3:16:483:16:53

Cindy Moran has. She recognises

where Knight is, and a beautiful

3:16:533:16:59

play to the right background of

Knight. She was right on top of it.

3:16:593:17:15

Good save. That was a good

opportunity. Very nearly snuck away,

3:17:153:17:25

wriggling free again. Round behind

the net.

3:17:253:17:35

the net. USA in space, too much

space, from a Canadian perspective.

3:17:353:17:38

Forced to make the save. Not held in

this time, and now maybe Canada can

3:17:383:17:45

win this race. Johnston. Getting all

wrapped up. The USA will come back

3:17:453:17:54

the other way. Taken wide. Pushed to

the front of the net by Hannah

3:17:543:18:03

brand, and given away. Three on two

braking. The Canadians have done

3:18:033:18:08

terribly well. Turnbull puts it to

the net, and it's there! A little

3:18:083:18:15

tip, right in front, and Canada are

right back in this, as they level

3:18:153:18:20

things up. It was a nothing play as

they went to the net, just enough of

3:18:203:18:24

a stain on it to put it home. --

just enough of a sting. What a play

3:18:243:18:34

this was on the boards by Turnbull.

What a play by Turnbull, and look at

3:18:343:18:42

her going to the net. She picked

this one right out of the air. About

3:18:423:18:46

two and a half feet, and she which

is out for that puck gets to Rooney,

3:18:463:18:53

and deflected past her on the short

side. You said something out of

3:18:533:18:58

nothing. One thing the Americans do

so well is they do not give that

3:18:583:19:03

puck away. When it's on their stick,

they know where they wanted and they

3:19:033:19:07

are not content throwing it to

anybody. Canada, on the other hand,

3:19:073:19:12

sometimes happy just getting it off

their sticks.

2-1! Another Olympic

3:19:123:19:28

final goal for Poulin?. The USA

punished and that combination of

3:19:283:19:34

Augusta and Poulin? sending Canada

back on track for gold.

No sooner

3:19:343:19:40

than we were praising the Americans,

but it's a problem turnover, right

3:19:403:19:47

out of the stick of Augusta. This

pars, -- is pass, a one-time shot

3:19:473:19:58

short side, screaming Rooney, the

netminder, terrific shot, love that

3:19:593:20:03

pass from Augusta, right through the

legs of Castle.

Quick shot to the

3:20:033:20:10

net.

3:20:103:20:15

net. Letting it go through traffic.

Quick hands, quick kick. Safe.

Nice

3:20:153:20:22

pushback from the Americans. The

Canadians were in between line

3:20:223:20:28

changes. It wasn't their full unit

out there. The

3:20:283:20:35

out there. The likes of Knight? came

through pretty big, and this was an

3:20:363:20:39

own deflection.

3:20:393:20:45

own deflection.

That has to be a

penalty. Canada still have it.

3:20:453:20:54

penalty. Canada still have it. They

work this one up to the top, penalty

3:20:543:20:56

coming. Off the outside of the net.

It looked like the USA dropped that

3:20:563:21:03

one.

They definitely did. Don't know

how the whistle didn't go.

Here is

3:21:033:21:08

space. Can she use it? The netminder

massively out of position.

3:21:083:21:19

massively out of position. Finally,

the Americans touch up. The

3:21:193:21:21

whistle-blowers. First power play of

the game for Canada.

A great job

3:21:213:21:24

here. Moved down to the fourth line.

She's got terrific speed. She chips

3:21:243:21:32

it

3:21:323:21:37

it past Morin, and a hard knock off

the stick of Johnson. Canada goes to

3:21:393:21:46

the power play for the first time

this evening.

A nice pass to force

3:21:463:21:53

it up. Works it to the near side.

Stick goes flying up in the air.

3:21:533:22:03

Only three of the four have got

sticks for the Americans. Punched

3:22:033:22:05

away. The only thing she can do as

it goes down low. I think she's over

3:22:053:22:13

the line.

You can't go into the blue

paint if you are a skater unless the

3:22:133:22:22

puck is in there. It's an automatic

whistle. Having it explained to her

3:22:223:22:29

by the revelry. Rebecca Johnson

tries to throw it in. You can see

3:22:293:22:33

the right skate standing in the blue

paint, not allowing Rooney to come

3:22:333:22:39

out. Eventually separated, trying to

move the puck round.

They're going

3:22:393:22:49

to have to build this from distance,

as now they bring it down. What an

3:22:493:22:53

opportunity that was!

3:22:533:23:01

Now Wakefield. Nurse latches on.

Couldn't find the player out in

3:23:013:23:10

front.

3:23:103:23:19

Canada get it back towards the blue

line. Through traffic, bounces out.

3:23:243:23:30

The Americans can clear, and they

will.

3:23:303:23:36

will.

What an opportunity for

Canada. Terrific job. It started

3:23:363:23:39

with the point shot, and that got

the Americans running around.

3:23:393:23:45

Rooney, the American netminder, add

the stance. The rebound came to

3:23:453:23:52

Wakefield, Nurse was there.

The

Americans come into these big games

3:23:523:23:58

as favourites, they come in and play

well, as they did in the semifinal,

3:23:583:24:04

yet, combat big moment, the

Canadians just seem to find an extra

3:24:043:24:07

gear. -- come that big moment. What

a chance, and now it goes the other

3:24:073:24:15

way, two on one. Can the US score?

Great defensive play. Oh, my word!

3:24:153:24:23

There's a player down injured on the

ice. A player has her stick gone.

3:24:233:24:31

Decker took the full force of that.

It was wonderful play at one end.

3:24:313:24:37

Then it comes back the other way.

Two on one, a lovely pass by Knight,

3:24:373:24:45

and Decker, how she wasn't able to

finish it, and the coach is going to

3:24:453:24:52

have a word in the ear of the

referees.

What a remarkable

3:24:523:24:59

sequence, back and forth. A huge

save from Rooney at one end, and

3:24:593:25:03

then look at this, too on one the

other way. A beautiful backhand

3:25:033:25:08

pass, and

3:25:083:25:13

pass, and then Poulin went right

through Khan Decker.

In the men's

3:25:143:25:19

game, that's a it to the head who --

that is a hit to the head.

That is

3:25:193:25:26

elbowed head.

3:25:263:25:32

elbowed head.

Can Canada withstand

that pressure? Can they get an

3:25:333:25:36

insurance marker? Can they clearly

zone? They can. Good save by Rooney.

3:25:363:25:44

Is that a golden medal saving save?

At the other end, what a chance!

3:25:443:25:51

2-2!

3:25:513:25:58

2-2! Lamoureux levels! Rooney makes

the stock at one end, US breakaway,

3:25:583:26:05

and who else do you want it on the

stick of? Lamoureux. Thoughts of

3:26:053:26:12

1998 back in focus, thoughts of

Sochi vanishing. The US is gunning

3:26:123:26:15

for gold again.

What a save from

Rooney, getting about half of this

3:26:153:26:24

puck, and then Lamoureux so

confident, firing that puck over,

3:26:243:26:31

under the glove of the opposite

number, an amazing finish.

Is there

3:26:313:26:39

one more twist? Canada may have one

more chance. They want now. They'll

3:26:393:26:45

run out of time on this one. And,

for the second successive Winter

3:26:453:26:51

Olympics, we are going to overtime

in the women's ice hockey final.

3:26:513:27:02

Next goal wins it. Can they use

this? It goes wide. And now it goes

3:27:023:27:13

back the other way. Deflects off a

stick and up into the netting. 2.27

3:27:133:27:21

of sudden death overtime it is,

golden goal, literally.

The next

3:27:213:27:27

goal wins. Look at this

3:27:273:27:34

goal wins. Look at this chance from

Genoa, just loses her handle on it

3:27:343:27:36

at the last second. And look at this

shot of the stick.

3:27:363:27:44

shot of the stick.

And Canada don't

really have a dynamic defender who

3:27:443:27:46

can leak into the play. Keller

nearly wins it.

And what a save. And

3:27:463:27:56

what a play from Marvin to spring

the defender, Keller. She tries to

3:27:563:28:02

go high blocker, and what a save.

She is absolutely shattered.

3:28:023:28:14

She is absolutely shattered. Poulin

taken down on the play. Penalty.

3:28:143:28:18

Looking up to these guys. 1.35 to

go, and Canada have a four on three

3:28:183:28:24

power play.

It's a penalty, it is.

Two minutes, illegal hit.

On the

3:28:243:28:38

blue line,

3:28:383:28:43

blue line, there is Fortino, off the

post, I think. Canada nearly win it.

3:28:453:28:51

They go again. Fortino has to

control her skate. USA, only three

3:28:513:28:56

skaters on the ice. It opens up, and

the shot goes wide. Cleared away.

3:28:563:29:05

Surely the Canadians are going to

find a way to get Poulin back out

3:29:053:29:09

there. Time ticking down, penalty

shot. Too hard a pass. It's going to

3:29:093:29:17

be cleared away. Eight seconds. No

icing here. What a drama. It will

3:29:173:29:26

continue. 80 minutes can't split

these two teams in an Olympic gold

3:29:263:29:35

medal match, and now it is over to a

shoot out.

The first shooter for

3:29:353:29:46

Canada, Spooner, looking to set the

tone early and get a goal and put

3:29:463:29:50

the US on the back burner.

With

British links, from Swinton just

3:29:503:29:55

outside Manchester. And an easy one

for Rooney first up.

She came in

3:29:553:30:03

with a tonne of speed but just lost

control, not sure what she was

3:30:033:30:08

trying to accomplish. You can see

her losing control under her stick.

3:30:083:30:11

Very easy for the American

netminder.

These teams have

3:30:113:30:16

practised this an awful lot. In the

build-up, because they know just how

3:30:163:30:20

important it could be. Here is the

exploring just -- experienced

3:30:203:30:28

Marvin, stepping in with a move and

scoring. The US take the lead.

3:30:283:30:31

Marvellous from Marvin.

3:30:313:30:37

She lost the handle of it briefly

but was able to hammer it through.

3:30:393:30:45

Just enough.

The accidental move.

For the Canadians. So many goals she

3:30:453:30:55

scored in Olympic leg. She steps in.

Rifles it home. Canada level!

So

3:30:553:31:04

much confidence on this shooter.

Goals left, goes right, comes in

3:31:043:31:11

from the angle.

Upstairs, past the

blogger. Rooney gets outside the

3:31:113:31:15

post here. Got taken to wide by the

experienced veteran.

Brand. Her

3:31:153:31:26

sister played for the Korean team.

And now, here she is in the final.

3:31:263:31:33

Saved. Tied at two after two.

The

netminder looked behind her, knew

3:31:333:31:42

she got a piece of that was not sure

how much, it stays out.

Went between

3:31:423:31:47

the legs. Shutting the door.

3:31:473:31:53

Poulin, can she add a third medal?

Good said, Rooney. Stayed big and

3:32:003:32:04

tall. And it raises a smile.

She

tried to do the same thing, Rooney

3:32:043:32:12

was there all the way. Great stop.

3:32:123:32:17

The first defence man to go. Walking

in. Great save on the backhand side.

3:32:223:32:32

Nothing complicated about that.

Still level. Three Down Main St.

3:32:323:32:38

Tries to go to the back side, it was

read beautifully.

1-1 after a three

3:32:383:32:44

shots.

3:32:443:32:49

shots.

Now, maybe the best Canadian

player in the tournament, composed.

3:32:503:32:54

Stepping in. The move! My word! That

was incredible! Shades of 94. With a

3:32:543:33:07

shoot out goal to save her.

Are you

kidding me right now? You've got to

3:33:073:33:13

be. Look at this, amazing.

One-handed.

3:33:133:33:22

One-handed. Moves one way, sells it,

with one hand gets it past the

3:33:223:33:25

netminder.

The US trailing 2-1. Here

is Kessel, the American. Scores,

3:33:253:33:32

levelling things.

3:33:323:33:37

levelling things. That was a thing

of power.

The patient wait. Up over

3:33:383:33:44

the glove. What a shot.

3:33:443:33:55

the glove. What a shot.

For the

Canadians. Can she put pressure on

3:33:553:33:58

the Americans? Saved. Rooney smiles.

She knows she's given the Americans

3:33:583:34:07

the chance to win gold with the next

shot. Jenner with the move.

What a

3:34:073:34:12

stop right there.

3:34:123:34:18

stop right there.

She knows, the

coach knows. Hilary Knight, the face

3:34:183:34:23

of women's hockey in the USA, this

is the gold medal shot by the US,

3:34:233:34:29

saved! And we go to sudden death in

the shoot out. And who do the

3:34:293:34:36

coaches picked now? I don't even

know what disabled stop Hilary

3:34:363:34:43

Knight, robbed. -- I really don't

know what to say.

3:34:433:34:56

know what to say. They might be

taking a little bit of a break.

The

3:34:573:35:00

US goes first.

They flip, don't

they? Yes.

3:35:003:35:09

Slowly, slowly, great goal! Shake

and bake. The USA go up and now they

3:35:123:35:24

anxiously wait to see whether this

is good enough for the gold.

What a

3:35:243:35:29

move, what a move. That is just

perfection right there. It's going

3:35:293:35:34

to be Megan Agusta.

Already scored

once. She has two score to keep

3:35:343:35:42

Canada in with a chance. Saved! The

USA win gold for the first time

3:35:423:35:48

since 98.

3:35:483:35:53

since 98. Canada's run of 24

straight wins in Olympic hockey

3:35:533:35:56

matches is over. They are

devastated. As the Americans are

3:35:563:36:04

crowned at the Olympic champions for

the second time. The Queens of

3:36:043:36:16

the second time. The Queens of ice

hockey, USA, when it on a shoot out

3:36:163:36:19

in the most dramatic of

circumstances. 20 year wait for

3:36:193:36:25

gold. Ends, back in a shelf where it

all started. And they will start

3:36:253:36:37

celebrating with tears of joy. And

on the other side, tears of

3:36:373:36:41

disappointment. The Golden girls of

American hockey.

I just took each

3:36:413:36:51

player, one at a time, when it came

down to one shooter to win it, I

3:36:513:36:57

said like, it is one more. And then

the gold medal. This group of women,

3:36:573:37:03

they mean so much to me and I can't

believe we did it, thanks everyone

3:37:033:37:06

for the support.

Shoot out, over

time, we knew we were going to get

3:37:063:37:13

it, no doubt in that locker room, we

believed, we have played this game a

3:37:133:37:18

thousand times in our minds, over

and over, the last four years, we

3:37:183:37:22

did not care how we got it done.

The

sisters there, you heard from, and

3:37:223:37:28

Maddie Rooney, the netminder, taking

gold at the Olympics but the first

3:37:283:37:36

time. Canada tasting defeat for the

first time. That is extraordinary. A

3:37:363:37:43

great final, a great result. And it

means the USA move up onto the tale

3:37:433:37:49

of Canada, they have 12-macro gold

medals today, David Wise taking the

3:37:493:37:54

half pipe, the ice hockey, 21

overall. Norway and Germany tied at

3:37:543:38:01

the top. The USA Canada is a battle

that is continuing right now on the

3:38:013:38:07

ice. That scene at the curling, low

scoring semifinal, 2-2 so far, into

3:38:073:38:15

end Ed, you will see live coverage

on that when we switched to BBC Two

3:38:153:38:19

with Hazel at one o'clock.

3:38:193:38:22

on that when we switched to BBC Two

with Hazel at one o'clock. Kent

3:38:223:38:23

Simpson is alongside me. How often

does go through extra time with no

3:38:233:38:29

goal and penalties and onto that

long?

That was the first time in a

3:38:293:38:35

women's gold medal game, 60 minutes

of hockey, 20 overtime, the first

3:38:353:38:40

five shooters, nothing, then go to

one extra shooter.

You are Canadian,

3:38:403:38:45

what will the impact be, we are used

to seeing them take the gold, it's

3:38:453:38:50

normally a take, that will happen.

Looking at the reaction back on,

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there is a camp that looks at that

game and says that was outstanding,

3:38:553:38:59

one of the best ever played, so

proud of the women on both teams,

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remarkable. And then there's the

other side, disappointment, a lot of

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people that say do you use penalty

shoot outs to finish the game, it's

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a team game? Wide EU have individual

one-on-one but from a Canadian

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perspective, were so gassed, going

to a shoot out was probably the best

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for them. Some of those players

would normally play about 20 minutes

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on the ice, you were saying some of

them had done about 35. They would

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have been skating in quicksand.

Nothing left. The skill in the

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penalty shoot out, some of these

scored, I just board was immense,

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the change of pace and power, look

at that. And then go!

There is only

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a handful of people in the world can

pull that off, the magnitude of the

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moment, your hands have to be

shaking, your heart is growing like

3:40:003:40:04

crazy, to do that, control the puck

and slide it into the net. On the

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flip side, to be able to calm

herself, follow the puck all the way

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through and make sure she has the

presence of mind to get it with her

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glove for it has the potential to go

over the line.

The celebrations for

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ice hockey players, he looks so

ungainly, you have all of that kit,

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the gloves come off, litter all over

the ice, the helmets, the sticks go

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down.

It's kind of let's get as much

as we can offer so we can have the

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celebration but you're right. With

the defeat, you're never going to

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take your helmet off, you want to

hide behind the mask and the helmet.

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It's a fabulous sport to watch,

women across North America

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certainly, it is really high of the

list of choices that you make. If

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you want to get into a team sport,

ice hockey would be second or third,

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in Canada, probably most popular.

This is the exact reason why, so

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many young girls that stayed up

late, said to their parents I'm not

3:41:093:41:14

ready for bed, five more minutes.

And so, what you are doing, grabbing

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these girls at a really young age,

and this is the stuff of dreams. You

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are getting them on the ice at an

early age, they are having a blast,

3:41:253:41:30

having fun, you see it building. And

a victory like this for the United

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States is massive. Four years in a

row, for Olympics in a row.

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Heartbreak after heartbreak. A lot

of young girls waking up to say, mum

3:41:443:41:48

and dad, I want to do that.

In the

21st great result for the USA. USA

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against Canada in progress in the

curling, this time tomorrow, curling

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will be taking our attention. Eve

Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams

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and Lauren great know it's a game of

patience if they are to win the game

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of stones.

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In Corriere, we like games of

strategy. We like games that take

3:42:203:42:26

their time, progress slowly, take

you under their spell. We like a

3:42:263:42:36

game called paduk, the oldest board

game played for thousands of years.

3:42:393:42:44

A game of stones, probability and

calculations. The aim of the game is

3:42:443:42:49

to place your stones to control a

desired territory. But this isn't

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the only game here that is played

with stones!

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the only game here that is played

with stones!

3:43:013:43:07

with stones! This game is not! --

hypnotic. Superior tactics.

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hypnotic. Superior tactics. Brasher

opponent's stones away.

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opponent's stones away. And your

adverse is chances. So complex it

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carries heavy mental weight. In

South Korea we have a new love. We

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love curling!

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Clare Balding hosts live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The schedule includes the final of the women's 1,000m short-track speedskating, the final of the men's 500m short track speedskating, men's curling semi-finals, Nordic combined and biathlon.