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Hello, this is the Asian

age of the Olympics.

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Tokyo's 2020 Summer Games

are coming sharply into focus.

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Then, before you know it,

it'll be Beijing 2022

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for the next winter's.

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We're beginning to look ahead,

because things are coming

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to an end in Pyeongchang.

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This is the penultimate day

of South Korea's Winter Games.

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Only 12 golds remain unclaimed.

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Eight of them will be won

on this final Saturday.

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And there were records to be

set for Great Britain,

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with a record fifth medal in total

on the line.

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Forget about the fear factor,

that's what Britain's Billy Morgan

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aimed to do in the big

air snowboarding final.

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Land two massive jumps,

and he was in with a medal shout.

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From snowboard trickery

to straight line speed.

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Racing suits and racing

boards required in the

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parallel giant slalom.

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Men's and women's events today.

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And there's head-to-head

racing on skis as well.

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The brand-new alpine team event.

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Two side-by-side courses,

two skiers at a time.

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One finish line.

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And one collective gold.

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Get ready for the rumble, as

the four-man bobs roar into action.

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Four sprinters riding on four

all-important runners

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as they ride the ice flume.

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No silver lining or a shot at gold

for Eve Muirhead and her team

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but they were back, determined

to win a second bronze

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today against Japan.

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The last of the judged

snowboarding events today.

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And many will feel we've

saved the best till last,

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the men's big air.

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New for 2018 and it's

been a big hit.

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Not least with Britain's Billy

Morgan, the 28-year-old

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in his second Games.

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A former roofer, Billy is one

of the true free spirits

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in the British team.

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He lives and loves

the free sports lifestyle.

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He'll freely admit he loves

to party, and he's been freewheeling

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around the athletes' village.

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Now, he didn't make the slopestyle

final in Pyeongchang.

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But away from the Olympics,

the Southampton rider has been

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setting new standards in this big

air format which has

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been on the scene at

the X Games for many years.

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In fact, he's led the way

in some of the huge tricks

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these guys perform.

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And he was one of the 12 men

who qualified for today's final,

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watched by Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood.

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watched by Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood.

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The British and now cheering and,

yes, this is good news, Billy Morgan

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took a big hit in training so the

fact he is up here is good news.

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Hamish McKnight and his team-mate

next to him. Billy just watching the

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flags. He made it through with

immaculate and huge tricks and that

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is what he wants to land now.

Picking up a lot of speed into the

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first jump, backside triple cork, it

is massive. He couldn't hold it.

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Huge. Backside triple cork with the

nose grab. He was clinging to that

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with his fingernails.

He really was. Absolutely huge and

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now the pressure is on. He landed on

the bottom line.

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30 points, Billy Morgan has it all

to do on his final two jumps.

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Toutant has been in the game for

more than a decade, so strong. The

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Canadian, 25, considered a veteran

but he can ride everything. He has

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had Street rail parks, but of late

he has been eclipsed in the Canadian

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team by Max Parrot and Mark

McMorris.

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Switch, front side, 1620! The first

rider to properly send it deep into

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the landing.

That is very, very

nice. That is huge. Seb Toutant has

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put himself very much in the running

for this, a massive trick to punch

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out.

84.75, the judges leaving themselves

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somewhere to go.

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The Norwegian Torgeir Bergrem, we

watched him yesterday, sniffing

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around Max Parrot's trick and he

took a huge hit from the landing,

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landing on his face. Winding up the

backside 1620.

A huge trick.

Look at

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the Norwegians.

Here's the Ryan

Giggs of snowboarding, rightly --

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beautifully skilful. Keeping the

board pretty much straight on

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take-off, the judges will like that,

using the grab rails on the board to

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full effect, he is happy.

88.5,

first place, deservedly so.

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Back to the top and this man is the

king of big air.

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The Canadian dropping in forwards.

Backside triple cork 1620.

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That was a work of art.

It was huge

and it was clean. Take a look there

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where he has done the whole trick on

the take-off. He grabs, he's not

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working or fighting it, the whole

trick is done on that take-off. That

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180 looks like it is part of the

trick.

Max Parrot, we know he has

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the cab in the bag and 85 this. He

now two goes.

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Bergrem in first. Two Canadians and

a Norwegian.

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Billy is under pressure now, he has

worked so hard to get here, he was

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kept off his board a month before

these games tearing a cruciate

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ligament.

Massive again.

He holds it up, yes.

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It was huge. He put the nose grab,

the hardest grab, yes, Billy.

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Really nice.

A huge triple cork. If

the judges reward in size they have

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to give him a big present for that

one. My goodness.

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Relief.

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Billy Morgan has a serious shot now.

Next in, Sebastien Toutant. The

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Canadian is sat on a very powerful

84.7 five.

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A bit of breathing room here. And I

think it is fair to say this kid is

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a video game snowboarder. Backside

again here.

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again here.

Backside 1620. How did

he hold on, it was like a rodeo

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clown! Huge. A huge second hit for

the man from Quebec.

He looked like

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he was hanging onto a palomino in a

rodeo somehow that toe edge kept in

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contact with the snow. That is very

precious.

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89.5. That puts him in a very strong

position.

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I want to see this boy do well, Kyle

mac. A powerhouse. He is so mostly

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he even sinks in saltwater!

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Come on, Kyle mac. He already has

the backside 1440.

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Oh, no exclamation mark

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Oh, no exclamation mark that is a

bloody Dracula. That is the name of

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the grab.

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the grab. Four full rotations, both

hands back on the tail.

Not massive.

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But we saw what happened stepping

out of the ordinary and pulling off

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a different grab in Sochi and it

dominated slopestyle. I think Kyle

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Mack can do the same will stop this

will push close to 90.

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86.7 five. Two big scores, second at

the moment.

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Max Parrot, an incredible work

ethic, the second man after Billy

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Morgan to land a quad cork. Being

accused of lacking style at times.

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But suddenly he addressed that. Will

we see the cab 1800, look how much

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speed, the switch here, is it -- is

this it? Oh, no, he has gone.

He has

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added hundreds of those in training

and suddenly everything is wide

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open. If he had landed it in the

final was put to bed. We have got

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that lovely finish, suddenly into

the boil because we have that lovely

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finish where the pressure is really

on Max Parrot.

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That is like 20 grit sandpaper.

These are the standings.

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Billy Morgan, I think, will go for

the frontside 1440 triple cork and

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if he lands this he is well within

the medals scores but remember Billy

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is the second of 12 to drop here in

the third and final jumps of men's

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big air.

We know the whole of Southampton is

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watching this. They have rented the

Sports Centre, there will be a big

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crowd cheering billy on here and he

needs to go absolutely

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stratospheric.

Not something he struggles with.

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Come on, Billy Morgan, frontside

triple 14.

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Double grab. Yes! Billy Morgan with

a double grab frontside triple 14,

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that is massive.

Absolutely huge.

My goodness.

He had asked all

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scared. His land in practice,

dropped his first jump, and has

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delivered second and third jump.

This is very precious.

The double

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grab, grabbing the tail grab and the

mute on that.

The judges will love

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it. Look how deep it is.

One line,

two lines. Beautiful, standing up.

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Yes, Billy Morgan.

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85.5, Billy Morgan moves into bronze

medal position. A very long and

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nervous wait for the man from

Southampton.

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This man is in a very end you'll

position of sitting up top with one

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jump to spare. Where is Sebastien

Toutant going to take this third and

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final jump?

How about this, Ed, not one jump in

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the 90s in the first two. The judges

were leaving plenty in reserve.

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Would you trust Chris Corning having

added two would try a chord?

He was

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chucking them in practice.

For a

laugh. Here we go. Dropping in

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switch.

He tried to tidy up that first. The

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cab 16. Just by going even bigger,

he wanted to add to that 84.7 five.

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This would be such a huge result for

Toutant. If you look at his results

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it was only on the Quebec slopes

last year that he won.

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That looked like visualisation of

the quad cork.

We have been saying

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this jump is too small to see here.

He is starting right back. It looks

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like...

Surely not.

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This will be history right here.

First Olympic quad... It will be the

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first quad in competition.

I think

he's going. I've never seen him this

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site.

He's coming forwards, he's

going to have to rip this so hard...

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He nearly made it to! Oh my

goodness. The backside quad cork

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makes its appearance at the

Olympics. We've been talking about

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it since day one of the slopestyle

and we finally see it. Chris Corning

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has been building his entire career

around the idea he's going to come

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to the Olympics and land a quad cork

and then the jump is too small when

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he gets here. Has that stopped him?

He's ripped it there. Wow. Full

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credit to this man. He dips late

their...

He actually gets it down,

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he only needed a tiny, tiny bit

more.

Chris Corning has spent

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physics. -- spent physics next in is

Kyle Mack, currently in silver medal

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position. An improvement of his jump

which scored 82, if he can bump that

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up... He's going to need and 87. He

can pull this up to an 87 or higher,

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then he can move into gold medal

position.

I don't think you're going

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to see a 1440 in the 80s.

He either

needs a 16 or he needs a grab that

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is truly out of this world. With the

bloody Dracula on his front side 14

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I think we seen as high as that can

go.

Going to try and tidy up this

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backside... Backside triple caucus,

nearly ran to 18.

What? A 1620

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Japan.

I think he was trying to take

that round to 1800 by the looks of

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it.

I'm looking down... Right now,

of all the riders left to drop, Mark

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McMorris have dropped their first

jumps. There's only one man left a

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drop who can knock everyone out.

Mack is guaranteed silver and Kyle

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Mack is guaranteed bronze. Billy

Morgan can only get blasted by Max

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Parrot.

The whole of the UK needs to

watch this jump through their

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eyes... Of course they watch it

through their eyes! The whole of the

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UK needs to watch this through their

fingers. I'm so torn between my

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friend in bronze medal position and

one of the best snowboarders in the

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world about to try and do business

here on this big edge on.

The

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hardest trick we'll see on this jump

to date after Chris Corning's

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attempt at the quad 1800.

He's here

for gold. He's not here anything

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else.

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else.

Al Noor! He's gone! What? --

oh no! Max Parrot scales back his

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jump and Mrs! He's gone for gold and

he's gone home with nothing. The

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medals are settled. We said it was a

long shot but Billy Morgan,

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Southampton's finest snowboarder,

will go home with a bronze medal. In

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exactly the same way that Jenny

Jones worked so hard and was able to

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crown an impressive career with the

glory of an Olympic medal, Billy

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Morgan has done exactly the same

thing. The man who has pioneered so

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many tricks but really struggled for

the core acceptance from the sport,

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has come and landed two breathtaking

tricks under pressure to take a

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silver medal. The story isn't so

different for Kyle Mack in gold

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medal position -- Seb Toutant in

gold-medal position. It's a lovely

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seeing Canada and America matched

very, very closely by Britain. One

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of the minnows in snowboarding but

in Billy Morgan, we have one of the

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most courageous and pioneering

snowboarders. He's earned his reward

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here at the first-ever big air in

Korea. A bronze medal,

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congratulations Billy. Billy Morgan,

you legend!

What a wild ride that

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was!

What are you thinking right

this second?

I don't know, it's

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wild. I had such a bad training and

I fell on the first. I thought it

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was game over. I was thinking I hope

I don't fall over three times and

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everyone will be devastated. All my

mates are at home watching and I

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thought, I'm going to fall over

three times!

That was your mind

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saying that!

I thought if I land one

jump I'll be stoked. I did to!

The

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first one was so deep and we saw you

do that crash. The second one

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landed, what were you thinking going

into the third?

I didn't land one of

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them in practice. I had a sore bum.

Hamish was like go slower and time

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it right. I landed and I was like...

I didn't know what to do.

Has it

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sunk in that you worry bronze

medallist, Billy?

I'm sure it will

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hit me later. I never expected it.

If you come in thinking you're

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shooting for a medal, you're ready

for it. But I just didn't.

Two weeks

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ago would you have thought that with

your knee injury?

No. I said a lot

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of interviews I would be stoked if I

make the finals in either. Happy

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days!

STUDIO: To time Olympic

snowboarder Ben Kilner has been

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beaming all morning.

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A real breakthrough in so many

respects for Billy Morgan.

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Billy has helped the whole nation.

The kids that get inspired by this

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will come flooding in. I'm sure they

will be pestering their parents to

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take them to the local snow dome.

It's massive. Hopefully we'll see a

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lot coming from it.

And up into the

Highlands as well.

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lot coming from it.

And up into the

Highlands as well.

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But, he thought he'd

blown his chance.

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You've got to land two

jumps in this final.

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He didn't do it on his first run.

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Tell us about the quality

of his last two efforts here?

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He's gone for the backside triple

core. He fell on this trick on the

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first run adding way more pressure

to these next two runs. You can

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obviously see how delighted he is

coming into it. He had a really hard

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training on the build-up to this

event. He said in his interview that

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he had fallen a lot. He wasn't going

into it with full confidence. I

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think he's attacked it this time,

has put down backside triple 14 and

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a frontside triple 14. He delighted.

No wonder. When you talk about his

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confidence in the air and you look

at his back story, he was a gymnast.

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Acrobatics was a speciality of his.

How big a role with that have

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plagued in his aerial confidence? --

played in his aerial confidence.

He

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was even in the circus at one point.

His background has done wonders.

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He's taken on the role where he

helped the whole team get better in

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the gymnasium on trampolines. He's

been such a valuable asset to the

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team.

The character of the flight of

this kicker that the big air guys

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actually achieved is completely

different to the style we see in

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freestyle skiing aerials which is

very much up come around and down.

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It's the forward propulsion, how

does that change the character of

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the flight?

When they are on the

jump, they are probably clearing

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about 30 metres of distance before

they are touching back down. When

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you're landing tricks like this with

speed, you need to be so precise. If

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I use this teddy, if we land it at a

diagonal angle, we catch our edges.

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We need to land perfectly straight

in order to travel and keep going.

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That's exactly what he did and he

got his reward shortly after because

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on the medal podium it was Billy

Morgan. He has been a real pioneer,

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he was landing tricks no one had in

2015. In June 2015 we realised he

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would come into the Olympic Games.

That is a record piece of precious

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metal not just for Billy but for the

whole British team because it's a

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record fifth in the Olympics.

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record fifth in the Olympics. And a

massive milestone for British snow

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sports.

It's huge. I'm so happy for

Billy and the whole team, all the

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guys behind the scenes who worked

very hard. I know how hard Billy has

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worked with this.

Was Sebastien

Toutant the right winner for you?

I

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think so. I think Max Parrot had the

best betting odds but Sebastien

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Toutant has been the best of the

date.

And Kyle Mack pulling off the

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bloody Dracula.

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20 years ago in Nagano,

the giant slalom which then became

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the parallel giant slalom was how it

all started for snowboarding

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at the Olympics.

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In those days you were either a

snowboarder or a skier. Frankly

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neither the twain shall meet.

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But the lines are blurring,

big style in Pyeongchang.

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And in no small part due to Czech

athlete Ester Ledecka who made

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history by competing in both

disciplines in the same Games.

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She was attempting to become the

first athlete to compete in both

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disciplines in the games.

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Because who could forget

the astonished looks in the cream

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of the alpine world last Saturday

when Ledecka, the Czech skiing

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snowboarder, hurtled down

the mountain to snatch super-G gold

0:26:010:26:03

by one hundredth of a second.

0:26:030:26:04

She's the daughter of one

of the Czech Republic's best

0:26:040:26:07

loved folk-pop musicians,

Janek Ledecka, but in that instant

0:26:070:26:09

she became the global star.

0:26:090:26:13

She couldn't believe it and neither

could anybody else.

0:26:130:26:18

Thereafter, the super-G

champion chose not to race

0:26:180:26:20

the women's downhill,

again, unheard in the alpine world,

0:26:200:26:22

instead getting ready to strap

on a snowboard instead,

0:26:220:26:24

in today's parallel giant slalom.

0:26:240:26:32

She was one of the favourites to win

this one as well.

0:26:320:26:34

Watched by Graham Bell

and Zoe Gillings-Brier.

0:26:340:26:41

COMMENTATOR: Its Hofmeister against

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic.

0:26:480:26:52

Be winner of this race will go into

the gold medal race and the loser

0:26:520:26:56

into the bronze medal race.

0:26:560:27:03

into the bronze medal race.

Ester

Ledecka can't be thinking about the

0:27:030:27:05

final, she's got to keep the focus

and the speed. This could be history

0:27:050:27:09

in the making.

0:27:090:27:15

in the making. It looks to me like

the Germans got the lead. Hofmeister

0:27:150:27:20

carrying more speed.

0:27:200:27:27

carrying more speed.

She managed to

recover very well but lost a

0:27:270:27:29

little...

By back-to-back and they

can't see each other so well. It

0:27:290:27:36

looks to me

0:27:360:27:41

looks to me like Ledecker has

Billy... The German is down!

0:27:420:27:46

Ledecker is through to the Olympic

final. Is it going to be gold or

0:27:460:27:51

silver? That's the question.

Whatever happens, Ester Ledecka is

0:27:510:27:56

eight double Olympic medallist. In

both alpine skiing and in

0:27:560:28:03

snowboarding.

That is just

outstanding.

Who will Ledecker go up

0:28:030:28:11

against? Will it be Ledecker of

Germany?

0:28:110:28:21

Germany? Zavarzina has been fast all

day. Selina Joerg on the blue. Alina

0:28:220:28:28

Zavarzina on the red. She is down

and out!

All Joerg has to do now is

0:28:280:28:39

get across the finish line. And she

is through to the final.

I think

0:28:390:28:49

Zavarzina is back on track. I'm not

sure if she missed the gate or not

0:28:490:28:53

but she's a good four or five gates

back. We can't see her on the TV

0:28:530:28:57

screen. If we look at the window on

the commentary box we can see it is

0:28:570:29:06

Joerg who will progress to the

final. And be Olympic Athlete from

0:29:060:29:12

Russia will be in the bronze medal

match up against the German

0:29:120:29:18

Hofmeister. That was a bit of a

surprise.

She was looking good, she

0:29:180:29:26

was riding quick. She lost that

edge. I think she's straight in her

0:29:260:29:31

legs slightly too early and when she

hit a bump she had to straighten

0:29:310:29:35

legs and couldn't absorb it and lost

the edge.

0:29:350:29:42

Confirmation that it is Ester

Ledecka in the final for the gold

0:29:460:29:50

medal against Selina Joerg of

Germany.

0:29:500:29:55

Here we go, this is it, the final of

the women's parallels giant slalom.

0:29:550:30:02

The snowboard event. It is a match

up between Selina Joerg and Ester

0:30:020:30:08

Ledecka.

She has already made history, the

0:30:080:30:15

first athlete to compete in both

snowboarding and alpine skiing at an

0:30:150:30:20

Olympic Games. She has already won a

medal, will she win a gold, will she

0:30:200:30:31

double the gold medal tally?

They are off and underweight.

0:30:310:30:40

Ledecka is on the Red Cross. --

underway. The Disko is doing it, one

0:30:400:30:51

slip and it will go away. --

0:30:510:30:58

slip and it will go away. -- leaded

egg -- Ledecka. A wobble on the Andy

0:30:590:31:01

Gate. Needing to pump out on the

flat to generate speed.

0:31:010:31:13

Needing to be nice and smooth

through these last gates.

Ledecka

0:31:130:31:17

will make history. She has done it.

Absolutely incredible, a gold medal

0:31:170:31:26

in the Alpine skiing super-G,

addition and now gold medal in the

0:31:260:31:31

parallel giant slalom snowboard

connotation. It has never been done

0:31:310:31:34

before. Not in modern times, two

sports in one Olympic Games, what an

0:31:340:31:40

athlete.

Probably the biggest story of these

0:31:400:31:45

Games.

There are some pretty good

designs on her suit.

She has two

0:31:450:31:55

separate coaching teams, for Alpine

skiing and snowboarding.

0:31:550:32:05

The first of these semifinals,

Sylvain Dufour of France against

0:32:050:32:10

Nevin Galmarini, the Swiss racer.

Galmarini has looked lightning fast.

0:32:100:32:21

Very fast and very strong,

qualifying in first, he has had a

0:32:210:32:26

good day so

0:32:260:32:27

They are off, Dufour on blue and

Galmarini on the red. Galmarini just

0:32:350:32:41

jumping into that, through the

transition.

0:32:410:32:45

A risky Maria Miller but if you land

correctly you get a good calf -- a

0:32:450:32:53

risky manoeuvre.

0:32:530:32:58

risky manoeuvre.

They are pumping

along the flat section tried to

0:32:580:33:01

generate speed.

Galmarini looking

very good.

0:33:010:33:08

Extending his lead.

The pressure on

Dufour was immense. You could see

0:33:080:33:17

Galmarini was ever so slightly

ahead.

0:33:170:33:27

ahead. Blue out in the end. You have

got to say Galmarini, he really is

0:33:270:33:35

looking one of the quickest rider is

today, as received Dufour losing the

0:33:350:33:40

heel edge. Galmarini didn't realise,

he was reaching Ford, stretching for

0:33:400:33:47

the line.

Expect the noise levels to go up

0:33:470:33:53

now, Zan Kosir, bronze medallist

from Sochi, up against the local

0:33:530:34:01

hero Lee Sangho. Kosi is on red.

0:34:010:34:09

Pushing the ball back and it looked

like Lee didn't get the best of

0:34:140:34:17

starts.

He got the timing wrong with

the pole and movement of the legs.

0:34:170:34:24

He has fallen slightly behind. He

has work to do. Zan Kosir can be

0:34:240:34:31

lightning fast. Lee needs to pull

something out. Zan Kosir had the

0:34:310:34:39

advantage, riding through the banana

gate on the toe edge.

It looks neck

0:34:390:34:47

and neck. Lee got twisted. As he

came over the rise, he is going for

0:34:470:34:54

it. It is going to be... Lee!

0:34:540:35:04

it. It is going to be... Lee! Oh, my

gosh, that is close. He pulled back

0:35:040:35:09

out between the second-class gate

and the finish line.

He was so far

0:35:090:35:12

back. But he risked absolutely

everything on the last six gates.

0:35:120:35:20

The crowd is loving it here this

afternoon.

And that means that Korea

0:35:200:35:28

are guaranteed a medal. Look how far

behind years. As they went past that

0:35:280:35:39

gate. A charge over the last six

gates. Look at that finish. I think

0:35:390:35:50

Zan Kosir thought he had got it.

That is so close.

0:35:500:35:59

That is so close. We have had some

incredible racing so far today. It

0:35:590:36:02

is going to finish with a bang.

I can hear Lee Sangho being charted

0:36:020:36:15

from the finish.

This is it. The men's parallel giant

0:36:150:36:18

slalom.

The big final. Lee Sangho on the

0:36:180:36:26

Blue Course. Correia is guaranteed a

silver or gold medal but which

0:36:260:36:33

colour will it be?

He is up against

Nevin Galmarini. From Switzerland

0:36:330:36:41

who has been riding very strong all

day.

You call it, you are the

0:36:410:36:48

expert.

I don't know. My heart is

saying Lee, my head is saying

0:36:480:36:55

Galmarini. One tiny mistake can

throw it away. I will tell you in

0:36:550:37:02

about one minute!

Here we go. The whole country

0:37:020:37:07

expects. A better start from Lee, he

had a shocking start in the

0:37:070:37:13

semifinal.

He got a good pool.

Slightly behind now.

Taking too much

0:37:130:37:19

of a conservative line on the top of

the course. 0.45, a long way back,

0:37:190:37:25

he will have to go for it. He needs

to carry speed from the steep to the

0:37:250:37:31

flat. Galmarini from Switzerland is

looking good.

Coming over now.

0:37:310:37:42

Cantlay pull out the spectacular

again. This time, it is Switzerland

0:37:420:37:50

that takes the gold, Lee will have

to settle for silver.

The crowd is

0:37:500:37:58

very happily with the medal -- very

happy with the medal.

Galmarini

0:37:580:38:06

takes the gold medal for

Switzerland.

He has had a fantastic

0:38:060:38:11

day. Qualified in first, won all his

heats. A deserving winner.

0:38:110:38:21

Lee was able to catch up from the

steep to the flat, he gained back

0:38:210:38:30

two tenths of a second.

He seems

faster at the end of the course.

0:38:300:38:37

Look at the angle there. In the end,

he didn't need to reach for the

0:38:370:38:44

line, he had a sneaky look at his

opponent and knew he was

0:38:440:38:53

STUDIO:

You have to say the story of

the day is Ester Ledecka macro.

0:38:580:39:06

You were favourite, how did you cope

with the pressure?

0:39:060:39:15

with the pressure?

I was watching

many others, so, this is very

0:39:150:39:20

specific, a very specific base

because you have just one chance, it

0:39:200:39:24

is not like the World Cup where you

have more races and in the end it

0:39:240:39:28

comes together.

And so you need some luck. And I

0:39:280:39:34

believe I had this luck today.

In her honour we have brought the

0:39:340:39:41

world of snowboarding and Alpine

racing together. Two completely

0:39:410:39:48

different cultures coming together.

This amazing athlete has managed to

0:39:480:39:52

win a gold medal in both.

It is amazing, turning what we

0:39:520:39:58

thought about focusing on your sport

and chain so many hours on one

0:39:580:40:03

thing, she is managing to train to

win gold medals in both skiing and

0:40:030:40:08

snowboarding, completely different

cultures.

Many are saying it is

0:40:080:40:13

still on snow but how would you

characterise the differences in what

0:40:130:40:17

she has done today bringing both of

them together?

0:40:170:40:21

It is like being a professional

rollerblader and skateboarder, or

0:40:210:40:28

footballer and rugby player. They

are completely different sports. It

0:40:280:40:31

is so impressive the hours of

training, to both events, she must

0:40:310:40:37

have had no time to sleep.

Rebecca

Romero for Great Britain at the

0:40:370:40:44

summer games she won a rowing gold

medal come silver, and won a gold

0:40:440:40:50

medal in cycling. But we are talking

in the same Olympic Games. Her coach

0:40:500:40:59

Justin Rieter says the ability to

restrain herself and not go hell for

0:40:590:41:03

leather in one discipline one day

and the other the next, how do you

0:41:030:41:07

limit yourself to do just enough?

It must be ours in the day. She must

0:41:070:41:14

have to change so much and for so

long to be that good. Lindsey Vonn

0:41:140:41:18

talked about it in the super-G how

she trains at one spot and still

0:41:180:41:22

wasn't the best in the world. This

athlete has dominated two separate

0:41:220:41:29

sports.

Is this the shape of things to come

0:41:290:41:31

to mark it could be.

It is probably the attraction of

0:41:310:41:36

winter sports that has obviously got

her. It will be amazing to see more

0:41:360:41:42

of this.

Would you even contemplate Quetta

0:41:420:41:46

muck you have done quite a lot of

things in your time, the Alpine,

0:41:460:41:51

then ski Cross, could you imagine

switching later in your career?

You

0:41:510:41:55

could even do Alpine and ski cross

in the same games. I can't see

0:41:550:42:02

anyone else doing it. It is so out

there, so difficult. I can't see

0:42:020:42:09

anyone being crazy enough to try it!

I have seen snowboarders trying half

0:42:090:42:16

pipe and slopestyle. I see how hard

that is the them to divide their

0:42:160:42:21

time between the two.

0:42:210:42:31

We're staying with the head-to-head

racing now in the alpine team event.

0:42:320:42:35

New for 2018.

0:42:350:42:36

Alpine skiing's push to grab

the attention of a different

0:42:360:42:38

audience and a new market.

0:42:380:42:42

We had expected there

to be some high profile

0:42:420:42:44

gold-hunters in this one,

namely Austria's Marcel Hirscher -

0:42:440:42:46

but he's called it a day at these

games with his two golds,

0:42:460:42:49

and America's Mikaela Shiffrin

who says she's got some celebrating

0:42:490:42:52

to do after a gold and a bronze.

0:42:520:42:54

But plenty of others are keen

to grab a piece of this.

0:42:540:43:02

In the first quarterfinal,

Austria weaved their way

0:43:210:43:23

to a straightforward 4-0 win over

Sweden.

0:43:230:43:25

Each race win earns a point.

0:43:250:43:26

Manny Feller rounding out the rout.

0:43:260:43:28

France against Italy

was a slightly closer.

0:43:280:43:29

The French led 2-1 going

into the final race,

0:43:290:43:31

but Clement Noel put in a strong

performance to see

0:43:310:43:34

France into the semis.

0:43:340:43:35

And Germany versus Switzerland

was incredibly tight, finishing 2-2.

0:43:350:43:37

Ramon Zenhaeusern's decisive win

over Alexander Schmidt proving

0:43:370:43:39

the difference as the Swiss progress

with the fastest total time.

0:43:390:43:47

GB reached the quarterfinals, they

were facing the Norwegians. Let us

0:43:480:43:53

join Matt Chilton.

0:43:530:43:58

Great Britain versus Norway. For a

place in the semifinal of the

0:43:580:44:05

inaugural Alpine team event. First

up, Alex Tilley takes on Kristin

0:44:050:44:10

Lysdahl. Things didn't go according

to plan in the slalom. But a chance

0:44:100:44:15

for redemption here. The British

team, Charlie Guest, Dave Ryding,

0:44:150:44:21

Laurie Taylor, Alex Tilley. The

Norwegians, Foss-Solevaag,

0:44:210:44:32

Haver-Loeseth, Lysdahl and

Nestvold-Haugen.

0:44:320:44:35

Lysdahl in blue. Tilley at the jump,

good landing. An excellent turn.

0:44:350:44:45

Lysdahl is still in front. Tilley is

closing the gap, half a gate in

0:44:450:44:50

front for a moment. She has done

enough. Great Britain when the first

0:44:500:44:55

race. What a fightback from Alex

Tilley. Lysdahl hooked up her hand

0:44:550:45:03

in the control gate, Tilley took

advantage. Great Britain lead 1-0.

0:45:030:45:07

Laurie Taylor is up against Leif

Kristian Nestvold-Haugen.

0:45:070:45:12

Laurie Taylor needs to overcome the

man in the red course. Taylor is

0:45:250:45:29

matching Nestvold-Haugen so far. At

the jump the Norwegian is in front.

0:45:290:45:34

Lands comfortably in front of Taylor

and starts to move away. Mistakes

0:45:340:45:38

can still occur and Laurie Taylor

will be watching for a potential

0:45:380:45:43

error from Nestvold-Haugen. None is

forthcoming and it is 1-1. Good

0:45:430:45:51

skiing from Nestvold-Haugen. He held

his nerve, beating Laurie Taylor by

0:45:510:45:56

0.62. Charlie Guest next.

0:45:560:46:11

Haver-Loeseth with a good landing.

Twice a World Cup winner up against

0:46:210:46:26

the inexperienced Charlie Guest.

Haver-Loeseth looks in total control

0:46:260:46:31

and will surely put Norway 2-1 in

front. She does. 2-1 is the

0:46:310:46:38

scoreline, with just Dave

0:46:380:46:48

Ryding and Foss-Solevaag to come.

Dave Ryding of Great Britain,

0:46:490:46:53

Foss-Solevaag of Norway.

0:46:530:46:59

Foss-Solevaag of Norway. Ryding

powers out of the gate and is in

0:46:590:47:01

front at the jump. He lands

marginally ahead of the Norwegian

0:47:010:47:05

skis sideways. Ryding battling back.

Ryding has a gap, it needs to be a

0:47:050:47:15

big gap for Great Britain to

advance. Ryding takes the win. It's

0:47:150:47:23

a tie-break and Norway have

qualified by time. Great Britain and

0:47:230:47:27

Northern Ireland are out. The

tie-break favouring the Norwegians.

0:47:270:47:31

They go through but not by much.

Norway will face Austria in the

0:47:310:47:38

semifinal but what a fantastic

performance from the British

0:47:380:47:41

quartet. They can hold their heads

high after a memorable performance

0:47:410:47:46

here. Time for the semifinals and

the line-up sees Austria taking an

0:47:460:47:56

Norway and then France up against

Switzerland. Austria versus Norway

0:47:560:48:04

in semi-final number one.

0:48:040:48:11

in semi-final number one. Good start

from Lysdahl. Liensberger recovered

0:48:110:48:14

well after a slightly sluggish exit

from the start hut. Now they are

0:48:140:48:20

synchronised. We haven't had a dead

heat yet in today's competition and

0:48:200:48:24

I don't think we'll have one here.

Liensberger bites thirst for

0:48:240:48:28

Austria.

0:48:280:48:33

Austria. 0.19, Austria lead Norway

1-0. A good fight back for

0:48:330:48:39

Liensberger. What a great jump and

turned that was. A good

0:48:390:48:51

turned that was. A good start for

Mike Matt. A couple of early

0:48:510:48:54

mistakes from Nestvold-Haugen. This

has opened up in his favour. Now

0:48:540:48:59

Mike Matt has recovered his poise

but he's allowing the Norwegian to

0:48:590:49:02

get ahead. Nestvold-Haugen will tie

the scoreline. It's one apiece. This

0:49:020:49:11

is where it started to come apart

from Mike Matt. Eventually he missed

0:49:110:49:15

the gate. Race three, Gallhuber of

Austria and Haver-Loeseth of Norway.

0:49:150:49:29

This should be good. Haver-Loeseth

in red, Gallhuber in blue. It's 1-1

0:49:290:49:38

after the first two rounds. Away

they go, pushing hard. Nothing to

0:49:380:49:44

choose between them. Haver-Loeseth

was more accurate with the turns

0:49:440:49:50

straight after the jump and moves in

front as she attempts to give Norway

0:49:500:49:54

a 2-1 lead.

0:49:540:50:00

a 2-1 lead. Gallhuber steals it from

Haver-Loeseth. The Norwegian holds

0:50:000:50:07

her helmet in her hands and is

apologising to her team-mates. We

0:50:070:50:11

are down to a final race between

Schwarz and Foss-Solevaag. Schwarz

0:50:110:50:19

who's that the last round out is in

the red course. Foss-Solevaag has

0:50:190:50:25

looked shaky at times. Schwarz

metronomic with his red and moves in

0:50:250:50:30

front. The Austrians are on their

way, barring a mistake from Schwarz.

0:50:300:50:37

Austria are in the final. They've

defeated Norway 3-1. Norway will

0:50:370:50:43

have to go and fight it out for the

bronze a little later.

0:50:430:50:54

It's France versus Switzer -- France

versus Switzerland. Now it's all

0:50:570:51:10

about medals. Baud Mugnier of

France.

0:51:100:51:18

France. The Switzerland, Feierabend

in blue.

0:51:180:51:25

in blue. Baud Mugnier has looked

sharp in previous outings so far

0:51:250:51:29

this afternoon that is reflected in

the way the French skier has taken

0:51:290:51:34

this apart in the first 20 turns.

The final six to come and Baud

0:51:340:51:41

Mugnier gives France a lead of 1-0.

Feierabend left standing somewhat

0:51:410:51:48

there. France lead by 1-0. Now we'll

see a serious battle between Clement

0:51:480:52:01

Noel who was fourth in the Olympic

slalom, and Zenhaeusern who took the

0:52:010:52:07

silver in the red course. The giant

Swiss against the young Frenchman.

0:52:070:52:13

Zenhaeusern was over early, pushing

too hard and Noel has got a half

0:52:130:52:17

baked advantage at the jump.

Zenhaeusern is back in front. What a

0:52:170:52:25

comeback from the big Swiss ski

racer who draws Switzerland level.

0:52:250:52:29

It's 1-1. That was something from

Zenhaeusern. He got left standing

0:52:290:52:39

after he pushed too hard at the

start. The gate didn't open and he

0:52:390:52:42

had to go again. Next up, Worley the

double world champion in giant

0:52:420:52:48

slalom up against Holdener who has

two medals from the Games already.

0:52:480:52:58

Holdener in the red course. They are

synchronised through the first turns

0:52:590:53:04

at the jump. They land

simultaneously. No real lead in

0:53:040:53:08

evidence for either skier. Holdener

establishes herself marginally out

0:53:080:53:14

in front.

0:53:140:53:20

in front. Switzerland leading France

2-1. Holdener has skied superbly all

0:53:200:53:23

day at Yongpyong. She gives

Switzerland the edge. 2-1 as they

0:53:230:53:32

bid for a place in the final now

it's

0:53:320:53:40

it's down to Pinturault versus Yule.

Yule made a great start but

0:53:410:53:47

Pinturault has closed the gap. Yule

has had some shaky moments so far

0:53:470:53:52

but he's ahead at the jump.

Pinturault playing catch up. Surely

0:53:520:54:01

Switzerland are guaranteed a medal?

Switzerland are in the final! It's

0:54:010:54:05

the dream final in many ways. The

mighty Swiss take on their great

0:54:050:54:10

rivals Austria in the battle for the

gold and silver. France will return

0:54:100:54:17

to fight it out for the bronze

against Norway.

0:54:170:54:24

against Norway. Confirmation of

Switzerland's win over France. The

0:54:260:54:30

small final, the battle for bronze,

France versus Norway. It's a great

0:54:300:54:36

start again for Lysdahl. She's up

against the double world champion in

0:54:360:54:45

giant slalom Worley who's never won

an Olympic medal. She is now in

0:54:450:54:49

front with the bottom third of the

race to come. Lysdahl battling back.

0:54:490:54:55

Worley with the early lead and she

takes it by 0.19 second. 1-0 to

0:54:550:55:01

France. The final third is where

Worley got the best exhilaration

0:55:010:55:10

with the tightest turns. France in

the red course, with Foss-Solevaag

0:55:100:55:16

in bluefin Norway. A brilliant start

from Pinturault. Fractionally ahead.

0:55:160:55:23

He's in front at the jump.

Foss-Solevaag trying to play catch

0:55:230:55:27

up no of the Norway and he succeeds.

He is level with Pinturault.

0:55:270:55:35

Goodness me it's tight, and

Foss-Solevaag has got it by seven

0:55:350:55:40

hundredths.

0:55:400:55:46

hundredths. Foss-Solevaag held his

nerve, kept his cool and eventually

0:55:460:55:50

pulled alongside his opponent with

some head-to-head slalom technique.

0:55:500:55:59

Now takes on Baud Mugnier for

France. -- Haver-Loeseth takes on

0:55:590:56:05

Baud Mugnier.

0:56:050:56:10

Baud Mugnier. Baud Mugnier has a

fine opportunity to put France 2-1

0:56:110:56:14

in front with

0:56:140:56:19

in front with just... She takes

France to a 2-1 lead by 0.31.

0:56:200:56:31

Haver-Loeseth's upper body got

twisted. She took the jump lopsided

0:56:310:56:36

and had to continue on her way.

0:56:360:56:45

and had to continue on her way. Noel

is up against Nestvold-Haugen. The

0:56:450:56:46

last race of the Olympics for these

two men. A medal at stake. It's a

0:56:460:56:51

good start. Now they get stuck into

the first seven turns and Noel has a

0:56:510:56:57

fractional lead. He lands and then

Nestvold-Haugen comes steaming past.

0:56:570:57:02

For a moment the Frenchman lost

control of his ski pole. Its gimmick

0:57:020:57:08

go down to the tie-break. Norway

with the bronze medal. Norway take

0:57:080:57:16

the bronze and they celebrate that.

France R4 began.

0:57:160:57:25

France R4 began. Liensberger Norway

take it on the tie-break by 12

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hundredths of a second. Now the main

event, Austria taking on

0:57:290:57:35

Switzerland. The two big players in

Alpine ski racing.

0:57:350:57:45

Switzerland are in the blue course

to kick things off, with Feierabend

0:57:490:57:55

taking an Liensberger. On recent

form in today's competition, you

0:57:550:57:59

would put your money on Liensberger.

Feierabend generally the weak link

0:57:590:58:04

for Switzerland. Liensberger out in

front. She has a half baked

0:58:040:58:09

advantage. If she stays on her feet

she will give Austria a 1-0 lead by

0:58:090:58:18

0.31. Now we'll see the race we will

be looking forward to, as two of the

0:58:180:58:26

medallists from the men's slalom go

head-to-head. Matt versus

0:58:260:58:32

Zenhaeusern. Another brilliant start

from Zenhaeusern but a slightly

0:58:320:58:41

shaky few turns from the Swiss. Mike

Matt has looked more convincing. Now

0:58:410:58:46

Zenhaeusern Mousset up through the

gears and goes into overdrive as

0:58:460:58:52

Matt will be disqualified. It's 1-1

in the final. Zenhaeusern brings

0:58:520:59:01

Switzerland back into contention

with a dynamic explosive run. A

0:59:010:59:05

great start from Mike Matt but

Zenhaeusern has shown his

0:59:050:59:10

capabilities in this head-to-head

format. He was the winner of the

0:59:100:59:13

stock, vent. -- stock on --

Stockholm event.

0:59:130:59:27

Stockholm event. It's Holdener

versus Gallhuber. Switzerland versus

0:59:270:59:29

Austria.

0:59:290:59:36

Austria. Both medallists in the

Olympic slalom. Simultaneous start,

0:59:360:59:40

no mistakes made. Gallhuber makes a

mistake. Holdener has a half gate

0:59:400:59:48

lead as they come off the lip.

Gallhuber has fought back into

0:59:480:59:53

contention in previous rounds. She

can't overhaul Holdener's lead.

0:59:531:00:00

Holdener gives Switzerland 1

advantage.

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A second between them. . The last

race of the alpine ski racing

1:00:071:00:13

programme here at Pyeongchang.

Schwarz against Yule in the

1:00:131:00:19

inaugural alpine team event.

They will get a medal but they all

1:00:191:00:25

want the gold. They are ready to go.

The fourth and final race in the

1:00:251:00:32

alpine combined, edition, Daniel

Yule on the Blue Course.

1:00:321:00:35

A better start from Marco Schwarz.

Daniel Yule, back in contention. I

1:00:351:00:43

think he is in front and Schwarz is

struggling. Schwarz has gone out and

1:00:431:00:50

Daniel Yule can cruise through.

Switzerland are the Olympic

1:00:501:00:55

champions. They have defeated their

all-time rivals Austria and they

1:00:551:01:01

take the first ever gold medal in

the alpine team event. It will be

1:01:011:01:07

silver for Austria, Marco Schwarz's

mistake rules them out. Switzerland

1:01:071:01:14

when 3-1.

Gold to Switzerland. Silver to

1:01:141:01:21

Austria in the battle of the giants.

With Norway defeated France to win

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the bronze.

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How did you view the overall look of

the team event?

1:01:311:01:37

I enjoyed the team event, as a

spectacle it is great. I would love

1:01:371:01:42

it if the athletes gave it as much

attention as the other events.

1:01:421:01:52

15

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-- 15 of the 23 skiers who'd won

individual medals skipped it.

1:01:521:01:55

individual medals skipped it.

1:01:551:01:58

if it teething problems?

As a whole, the event works well but

1:01:581:02:05

because they don't turn up it

doesn't feel as it would be if all

1:02:051:02:10

the big guns were there.

The next time they do.

Technically a

1:02:101:02:15

fifth place for Great Britain.

Officially the best result on snow.

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Does it feel like that?

It feels

like a technicality, because of the

1:02:191:02:28

field. You can't take that away from

them, they beat the Americans, and

1:02:281:02:32

gave Norway a good scare.

They did awesome, they really did us

1:02:321:02:43

proud. Hopefully they can keep

pushing.

1:02:431:02:46

In future years will it be like the

mixed doubles curling where it is a

1:02:461:02:51

new event but with the resources

going into the main teams, but this

1:02:511:02:58

is a gold medal up for grabs.

I think teams will realise it is

1:02:581:03:03

another for the medals table and

funding and the fans.

1:03:031:03:10

The last of the alpine events,

thanked you for your contributions.

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It's the final weekend of the Games

and that means we're getting

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ready for the rumble.

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The thrilling rumble you can hear

when four big men sprint, full pelt,

1:03:251:03:32

and pile into a high-tech sled

and fly through an ice

1:03:321:03:35

tunnel at up to 90mph.

1:03:351:03:38

Keep your head down, we're green

for go in Pyeonghchang's F1 on ice.

1:03:381:03:45

We have had the luge, the skeleton,

and the two and events in bobsleds

1:04:031:04:09

but this is where the big guys with

in the four-man.

1:04:091:04:16

Next a powerful team from Germany,

Francesco Friedrich, he dead heated

1:04:161:04:23

famously with the two-man gold.

A new start record. Great velocity,

1:04:231:04:30

that is what these teams bring,

these are the top starters. They

1:04:301:04:39

carry so much velocity. We could see

this, as long as he gets things

1:04:391:04:45

right, being in contention. He has

been flying in training.

1:04:451:04:49

That is one of the best you will see

all day. Just losing a bit of speed.

1:04:491:04:58

Maybe now the sled is starting to

move. That line through the chicane

1:04:581:05:03

has helped him.

A little tap of 15 and high of 16.

1:05:031:05:08

Maintaining that advantage.

Hats off to the Koreans, they have

1:05:081:05:15

clearly done well. You can see what

it means to Friedrich chasing

1:05:151:05:19

another gold medal.

A little bit of a shift to the left

1:05:191:05:24

of the screen as you are looking at

it but that was a really good run.

1:05:241:05:29

He got through clean, you can see

the height, having a packed -- how

1:05:291:05:36

they are packed in.

That was the only mistake. Lamin

1:05:361:05:40

Deen and his team, the first of the

great British pairings, with Toby

1:05:401:05:45

Olubi, Ben Simons from Shrewsbury

and Andrew Matthews from Slough, all

1:05:451:05:51

in their 30s, Lamin Deen is 36,

probably his last Games, fifth in

1:05:511:05:57

the World Championships three years

ago, his second Olympic Games.

1:05:571:06:04

In training his start looked like

there was room for improvement,

1:06:041:06:07

would you agree?

Yes but people complain they haven't

1:06:071:06:12

shown their full power. It has been

their runs down the track where the

1:06:121:06:17

British team have found their speed.

Hopefully the runners will work well

1:06:171:06:20

on the ice temperatures.

Let us see the start time. Inside

1:06:201:06:28

five seconds. One of the slowest way

of those we have seen.

It didn't

1:06:281:06:33

look clean. This is the issue he has

been having in training. The second

1:06:331:06:37

corner has been causing problems,

throwing buckets of speed away.

1:06:371:06:42

Lamin Deen will be struggling to

stay within the top 12. We know how

1:06:421:06:48

much that costs time at the top.

Hopefully he can get this one right.

1:06:481:06:53

It is not looking like a clean run.

This British sled will drop back in

1:06:531:06:59

the order which is not what they

wanted.

1:06:591:07:02

Things ebbing away again I am

afraid, not a happy start we were

1:07:021:07:06

hoping for, Lamin Deen and his three

colleagues, he flashes through, less

1:07:061:07:11

than a second off the leader.

You can see Ben Simons has a big

1:07:111:07:18

mess up getting in which delays the

team. Toby Olubi getting his big

1:07:181:07:22

arms in which is why they had backed

a witch. 630 kilos and the whole

1:07:221:07:28

sled is off the ice. -- which is why

they had that big twitch.

1:07:281:07:38

The second team for Great Britain,

ranked 12th in the world, Brad Hall

1:07:381:07:43

who is 12th in the two-man event,

with Greg Cackett, Joel Fearon and

1:07:431:07:48

young Nick Gleeson.

So, they now go with 27-year-old

1:07:481:07:55

Brad Hall their pilot, third at Park

city, the opening World Cup event of

1:07:551:08:03

the season, one of only two top-10

finishes. Can they put in a better

1:08:031:08:08

run?

That is a lot better start. This is

1:08:081:08:18

where Brad Hall need to get through.

He has been having trouble there all

1:08:181:08:23

week. The first run he has got it

right. We saw from the two-man he

1:08:231:08:30

can drive this well. He finished

eighth here last year in a World Cup

1:08:301:08:34

race. He can drive this track. He

needs to relax into it and get

1:08:341:08:40

through clean. That is as good as

any of the top pilots. A little bit

1:08:401:08:44

late but this is a good run from

Brad Hall, to give the Brits a

1:08:441:08:48

chance of having a top-10 finish.

Coming out of 15. Top-10 might elude

1:08:481:08:55

him here. As he finishes.

This is a good load from the guys.

1:08:551:09:07

That is the best run Brad Hall has

had down here this week. That will

1:09:071:09:10

give him confidence. Hopefully we

can start to pull back. We have the

1:09:101:09:18

Brits at 15 and 16, not where they

were expecting, suddenly Lamin Deen

1:09:181:09:23

was expecting around the top five.

There is the leaderboard, Friedrich

1:09:231:09:28

leads.

1:09:281:09:36

The Germans are always going to be

strong but from a British point of

1:09:431:09:47

view a disappointing performance.

They should be fighting the medals.

1:09:471:09:54

That I am afraid is how it has

worked out for the British pair,

1:09:541:09:58

Brad Hall and Lamin Deen. Brad Hall

in 16th place. Lamin Deen at 19.

1:09:581:10:11

The second run for Great Britain,

Lamin Deen, very disappointing with

1:10:111:10:15

his 19th place. Together with Ben

Simons, Toby Olubi and Andrew

1:10:151:10:21

Matthews. What do they need to put

right this time around?

1:10:211:10:26

A little bit on the load, having

trouble getting in. But Lamin Deen

1:10:261:10:33

needs to sort out the second

quarter.

1:10:331:10:35

They push away. 4.98 was the start

time in the first run. They have

1:10:351:10:44

done exactly the same.

Not great

velocity, this is where he has been

1:10:441:10:50

having issues. He may scrap of a

little time from the Americans, a

1:10:501:10:57

little tap, the same mistake. He

hasn't been driving well. Another

1:10:571:11:01

little of the state. It is difficult

to get these sleds into a slide

1:11:011:11:06

because they are so planted. You

know the palate is making big

1:11:061:11:10

errors, as he comes

1:11:101:11:16

errors, as he comes into their --

pilot.

1:11:181:11:23

He started off 16th, head of the

American team.

1:11:231:11:30

Extending that slightly.

A lot

better. Getting in cleaner. Toby

1:11:301:11:37

spends a little too long for me. A

little tap, the nose coming into

1:11:371:11:43

Connor 12. The big mistake for Lamin

Deen was exit two and four, that

1:11:431:11:50

have the back looks like it is going

to roll in. A little bit further and

1:11:501:11:54

that would have been a crash.

Next to go for Great Britain, Brad

1:11:541:11:59

Hall with Nick Gleeson, Joel Fearon

and Greg Cackett. They start 16th

1:11:591:12:06

after run number one.

Overall the mood was little bit

1:12:061:12:13

similar to Lamin Deen, one of the

slight frustration it wasn't quicker

1:12:131:12:16

down the hill.

It is frustration. Brad is a young

1:12:161:12:23

pilot, he has only been driving four

years, he hasn't quite got the

1:12:231:12:27

experience. The him to be top 15 in

the world, is still a relatively

1:12:271:12:33

good result. Although on paper it

doesn't seem like that. They had a

1:12:331:12:37

good start, they always carry good

velocity, they are one of the best

1:12:371:12:41

drill teams. The main thing is they

have good velocity. He has just made

1:12:411:12:51

a mistake which cost him in four and

five. This is the difference between

1:12:511:13:00

the top pilots, tiny little errors.

These cost time. This track is so

1:13:001:13:07

easy to lose speed and hard to find

it. He will drop back on Independent

1:13:071:13:13

Parliamentary Standards Authority

spots.

1:13:131:13:14

You properly saw Mica McNeill and

make or giving them a good sendoff

1:13:141:13:20

but the run is a happy one.

-- and Mica Moore.

1:13:201:13:29

Everybody driving behind, stepping

in, load, a little twitch. He has

1:13:311:13:38

already made a mistake at the top.

It is a knock on effect which has

1:13:381:13:43

cost him.

Now the pressure is on the Korean

1:13:431:13:51

team.

1:13:511:13:56

team. Brilliant run one but they

went first. How much of an advantage

1:13:561:14:00

was that on fresh ice? We will see

right now.

1:14:001:14:06

A tremendous time. Surely they can't

get anywhere near that this time

1:14:061:14:11

around on a deteriorating track?

It

will be interesting. Sometimes you

1:14:111:14:17

have to take those opportunities.

Like going first they give

1:14:171:14:21

themselves an opportunity to put

themselves in the mix. Listening to

1:14:211:14:25

everyone driving these lines,

1:14:251:14:31

everyone driving these lines, they

are some of the best, you can hardly

1:14:311:14:34

hear them through the corners

because they know the track so well.

1:14:341:14:36

Staying ahead of the Germans.

1:14:361:14:38

Kripps

I wasn't expecting them to

stay in front of the Germans, just

1:14:451:14:49

because of the difference in the

time of the track but he's doing a

1:14:491:14:53

great job.

He was nine hundredths

ahead of Walther. The gap might

1:14:531:14:59

close a bit to six hundredths.

Tomorrow on the medal chase, they

1:14:591:15:06

are right in the thick of things.

Look at what it means to the

1:15:061:15:14

hometown team. Takes a different

line than other teams but their

1:15:141:15:21

heads down, shoulders, knees, legs,

interlocked. That is a big run from

1:15:211:15:26

the Koreans right there.

Friedrich

goes the Germany. A 4.8 start time

1:15:261:15:36

with ten on their way. The current

leaders run number one.

We know he's

1:15:361:15:43

fast because he's already won a gold

medal. You know he's got the lines

1:15:431:15:48

perfect because you can hardly hear

him. That gap at the moment you can

1:15:481:15:52

see opening out is because of the

stark difference. If he starts to

1:15:521:16:00

get drawn back into the pack at the

bottom because he hasn't found the

1:16:001:16:04

speed, then maybe everyone else is

in a chance of catching him. I think

1:16:041:16:10

he's going to be hard to catch.

Curve 14 already. Now out of 15,

1:16:101:16:19

does this give Friedrich a great

chance of gold? He's nearly three

1:16:191:16:23

tents in front of the Koreans. Look

what it meant to the coaching team.

1:16:231:16:29

Friedrich already has a gold medal

from the two-man event.

When you

1:16:291:16:35

look at this, the professional team

all the way down, no real mistakes.

1:16:351:16:40

You see him tweak the steering and

there was just a little tap. That

1:16:401:16:46

didn't cost him any speed at all. I

honestly think the gold medal is

1:16:461:16:51

there to lose. It's about fighting

for silver and bronze.

Friedrich

1:16:511:16:56

with a really big lead over Won in

second place.

1:16:561:17:07

Are you surprised to be back where

you are?

Definitely. We had quite a

1:17:071:17:12

big surprise a couple of days ago

regarding equipment. We had to

1:17:121:17:16

change our equipment. We had a setup

that worked very well, but we had to

1:17:161:17:22

change that.

Why did you have to

change your runners?

We had to

1:17:221:17:28

change it because there was a

technicality with one rear runner.

1:17:281:17:33

Again, the rules are the rules. We

couldn't train or test the sets that

1:17:331:17:41

we wanted to test but that's how it

is. That's racing.

The two British

1:17:411:17:46

bobs a lot further back in the field

and both of them have talked about

1:17:461:17:49

their equipment not being great.

Lamin particularly has talked about

1:17:491:17:56

his runners. This is a runner, what

are we looking at here?

This is a

1:17:561:18:03

two-man runner. This was of one of

the celebs that Brad race didn't.

1:18:031:18:08

The difference you've got is the

profile here that can be

1:18:081:18:13

interchangeable. They can do what

they want with that. The length of

1:18:131:18:17

the runner, they can put a slight

bow in it.

It's not sharp at all.

1:18:171:18:24

This is very smooth to the touch and

you spend hours and hours handing

1:18:241:18:29

them.

We do. We polish them to a

mirror finish. Not like the luge

1:18:291:18:37

which is more of an edge, this is

more of a round. This is where it's

1:18:371:18:41

bolted the bobsleigh itself. The

issue the British team have had,

1:18:411:18:49

certainly with Lamin, is this depth.

It has been under the legal limit

1:18:491:18:52

which is why it's been deemed

illegal.

Do we know how much bite?

I

1:18:521:18:58

don't know but from years and years

of polishing, it takes fractions of

1:18:581:19:03

a millimetre off every time you do

that so eventually runs out of

1:19:031:19:06

material.

Is that something they

might have known would be close or

1:19:061:19:12

perhaps at the back of your mind?

It

would have been close. They've been

1:19:121:19:16

close in the past. But a different

part of the technical examination

1:19:161:19:22

team has looked at it and said we

aren't accepting that for the

1:19:221:19:26

Olympics.

To the outsider, what's

the big deal? You find some more,

1:19:261:19:31

crack on, what's the problem?

This

set I'm holding is £6,000. A set of

1:19:311:19:41

four-man runners could not keep back

£8,000. People don't give you good

1:19:411:19:45

sets lying around at the Olympics

because they obviously want to beat

1:19:451:19:49

you.

They don't have spares?

They

might but not of the same standard.

1:19:491:19:57

Not a great position for the GB

bobs, with equipment woes and issues

1:19:571:20:05

how can they improve overnight? Or

is this now beyond them?

I think

1:20:051:20:10

this competition is now beyond them

and any top ten results.

1:20:101:20:13

Realistically we are looking at top

15 at best. Hopefully one of them

1:20:131:20:17

can move within that.

And difficult

conversations probably around the

1:20:171:20:26

sport, around finding and

performance, this is nowhere near

1:20:261:20:29

where they wanted to be.

No, they

were confident coming into this game

1:20:291:20:36

Games. They were ranked 11th and 12

coming into this. You'll be thinking

1:20:361:20:41

fight for a top ten position. To be

sucked towards just managing to beat

1:20:411:20:50

-- to be just managing to scrape

into the top 20 isn't acceptable.

1:20:501:20:53

And only the top 20 get to run in

the last run.

If we see one of the

1:20:531:20:59

GB team not get a fourth run, I

think management will have to have a

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look at how they are doing things

within their programme.

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HAZEL: Former world champion

Nicola Minichiello piloted two-woman

1:21:091:21:10

bobs in three Olympics.

1:21:101:21:11

And with your experienced

eye, does this seems

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like a pretty embarrassing error

for the British team?

1:21:131:21:16

It's

for the British team?

1:21:161:21:16

It's pretty

for the British team?

1:21:161:21:17

It's pretty bad.

for the British team?

1:21:171:21:17

It's pretty bad. It

for the British team?

1:21:171:21:17

It's pretty bad. It goes

for the British team?

1:21:171:21:17

It's pretty bad. It goes from

for the British team?

1:21:171:21:18

It's pretty bad. It goes from bad

for the British team?

1:21:181:21:18

It's pretty bad. It goes from bad to

for the British team?

1:21:181:21:19

It's pretty bad. It goes from bad to

worse to be honest. I don't

1:21:191:21:21

understand how we've got to the

Olympics and yes, runners don't grow

1:21:211:21:27

on trees especially good runners.

However, if you knew the runners

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were close to the limit, I don't

understand why we wouldn't have a

1:21:301:21:34

back-up.

1:21:341:21:38

In skiing, I remember skis

and their bindings being measured

1:21:381:21:40

after many of the technical events,

to make sure that together

1:21:401:21:43

they didn't exceed a certain height

and provide a cantilevering turning

1:21:431:21:45

advantage.

1:21:451:21:48

Surely the depth of these runners

would routinely be measured by each

1:21:481:21:51

team going into an Olympics.

1:21:511:21:52

How badly affected were both

Bobs by today's events?

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Why does it have to be that specific

height?

That would be the bare

1:21:541:21:57

minimum the jury would allow. The

more flexible, the more shocked it's

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going to absorb and the faster the

sled is going to go. And secondly

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because of safety. If it goes to

thin it could snap. With 600 kilos

1:22:071:22:13

with the four guys and the sled, its

safety. You can't afford to have a

1:22:131:22:18

runner snap.

When did this come to

light?

I believe the team found out

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about it on Thursday. Again, it will

have been close to the limit said

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the team would have been warned

about it in advance over the

1:22:281:22:31

previous four months of racing, or

even earlier.

So fair warning. What

1:22:311:22:38

would you have done in this

situation?

If it was me, the very

1:22:381:22:43

first point when I realised they

were close to the limit I would have

1:22:431:22:47

worked my hardest to source another

really good set. Eventually, if you

1:22:471:22:52

have enough money you can buy them.

At this stage, yes, really

1:22:521:22:57

difficult.

They get on the ice

today, we aren't sure where they

1:22:571:23:00

have sourced them as yet. However,

how do you think this affected

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Lamin's sled?

You could see in the

body language at the interview that

1:23:061:23:14

Lamin's sled?

You could see in the

body language at the interview that

1:23:141:23:14

mentally they had already set that

as a huge barrier. The equipment

1:23:141:23:18

isn't going to be as good as their

setup but you could clearly see in

1:23:181:23:22

the body language they were super

deflated. He's not been driving the

1:23:221:23:27

top half of the track fantastic all

week so that combined with the

1:23:271:23:33

equipment issue, already their backs

are against the wall.

Lamin Deen's

1:23:331:23:39

sled in 17, Brad Hall is 18. They

were targeting a top five finish.

1:23:391:23:44

How dispiriting is it and what is

possible here? If you're not top 20

1:23:441:23:50

you aren't going to get a fourth

run.

Yes, and right now they are

1:23:501:23:54

three tenths of a second from 15th

place. However three

1:23:541:23:58

three tenths of a second from 15th

place. However three tenths from 20

1:23:581:23:58

First Place which would drop them

out. -- three tenths from 21st

1:23:581:24:08

place. They need to pick their heads

up because this is so much of a

1:24:081:24:12

mental game as well. If you are

deflated before you start, the

1:24:121:24:17

results speak for themselves.

So

much effort has gone into this, what

1:24:171:24:22

needs to change over the next few

months?

We have to have a full

1:24:221:24:29

review. How did we get to this

stage, secondly challenges with

1:24:291:24:36

equipment at this point, how has it

got to this point when we've had £5

1:24:361:24:42

million worth of investment over the

four-year cycle, 17th and 18th where

1:24:421:24:50

the four-man results are. It doesn't

make sense. The numbers don't add

1:24:501:24:55

up.

They don't. Meanwhile

1:24:551:25:05

up.

They don't. Meanwhile Francesco

Friedrich in pole position.

1:25:051:25:08

It could bring Germany it's 100th

gold medal in Games history.

1:25:081:25:16

That's probably the really

interesting thing. The Germans went

1:25:171:25:19

to Sochi, had a shocker, went back

and are doing fantastic. Great

1:25:191:25:24

Britain have to take lessons from

that.

1:25:241:25:27

That's on ice for now, but there's

been celebrations elsewhere already.

1:25:271:25:34

But celebrations elsewhere in the

Olympic Village today.

1:25:341:25:36

But celebrations elsewhere in the

Olympic Village today. Britain's

1:25:361:25:40

Acrobat turned Apley Billy Morgan

lector bronze in the big event.

1:25:401:25:43

Fifth medal at these games for Great

Britain, a record. And the Czech

1:25:431:25:50

star Ester Ledecka became the first

woman to win gold in two different

1:25:501:25:54

sports at the same Winter Games. She

took the parallel giant slalom in

1:25:541:26:01

snowboarding today. Today saw the

first ever

1:26:011:26:09

first ever para- -- first-ever mass

start in speed skating.

1:26:101:26:16

start in speed skating. The

gruelling 50 K cross-country. Callum

1:26:161:26:23

Smith 54 in the race which was won

by Finland. Canada's men's ice

1:26:231:26:30

hockey team left reeling after

yesterday's shock defeat to Germany

1:26:301:26:34

but they returned to beat Czech

Republic 6-4 for the bronze today.

1:26:341:26:39

And the USA are the new Olympic

men's curling champions. Today they

1:26:391:26:46

upset the Swedes 10-7. What a game

this was.

1:26:461:26:55

this was. Bobsled pilot Nadezhda

Sergeeva has been banned after

1:26:591:27:02

admitting a doping violation. The

IOC are deciding if the Russians can

1:27:021:27:05

parade under their own flag up

tomorrow's closing ceremony.

1:27:051:27:11

In the curling, we've

been here before.

1:27:111:27:12

And so has Eve Muirhead's rink.

1:27:121:27:14

A semifinal defeat yesterday

to the Swedes meant there was be no

1:27:141:27:17

silver lining or golden finale

to their South Korean

1:27:171:27:19

curling campaign.

1:27:191:27:20

But just as there was in Sochi,

a medal was still within their

1:27:201:27:23

grasp, another bronze,

if they could sweep

1:27:231:27:25

aside the Japanese.

1:27:251:27:31

Eve and her team had already beaten

Sastuki Fujkisawa's rink

1:27:311:27:33

in the round robin stage

and they were out to do it again

1:27:331:27:37

at 11 o'clock this morning,

watched by Jackie Lockhart and Steve

1:27:371:27:39

Cram.

1:27:391:27:46

The Japanese led into the last end

4-3. We are going to pick this up

1:27:461:27:51

with three stones for each team

remaining. Very, very tense.

1:27:511:27:58

with three stones for each team

remaining. Very, very tense.

1:27:581:27:59

COMMENTATOR: They look like they are

going to put on a guard initially

1:27:591:28:03

and they aren't going to play the

tap

1:28:031:28:09

tap until Fujisawa's first stone.

A

bit of a break their as Yoshida

1:28:091:28:19

listened and is she able to play the

shot here? The coach didn't want

1:28:191:28:24

them to come right in on top of the

yellow. This has got a long way to

1:28:241:28:31

go. Is that where they wanted it?

Yeah, they wanted to put the guard

1:28:311:28:41

on initially. They didn't want to

play the tap until the skip's first

1:28:411:28:45

stones. That's what Eve is going

to... She's going to play quite

1:28:451:28:51

aggressively and she wants to come

round aggressively.

Eve just tripped

1:28:511:28:58

over her stone!

They are playing

really offensive now and are going

1:28:581:29:05

to come right in behind these two.

Come on Anna Sloan. Now is the time.

1:29:051:29:13

Find your draw weight.

1:29:131:29:23

Find your draw weight. Has this got

a chance? They've got to hold it out

1:29:231:29:27

there, come round that second

yellow. And then slow up, just curl

1:29:271:29:34

in, try and get it right in there.

It's out there, though. Just changes

1:29:341:29:41

the plan for Japan.

A great attempt

there.

1:29:411:29:50

Eve heard what the coach said and

changed things up so they can't

1:29:531:29:58

follow his initial thoughts. So, we

have to say that Fujisawa draw has

1:29:581:30:06

been excellent.

She has been going really well.

1:30:061:30:12

The pressure is on. Don't forget,

one, we are into an extra end, two

1:30:121:30:19

and Britain when, anything else and

the bronze battle goes to Japan.

1:30:191:30:28

the bronze battle goes to Japan. It

will come down to Eve's last stone.

1:30:281:30:32

She was at least the chance to level

this up but would love the chance of

1:30:321:30:37

a two.

This hasn't been the most energetic

1:30:371:30:43

of games. What there has been lately

is a lot of good shots being played

1:30:431:30:47

very well.

The skip for Japan kept them alive

1:30:471:30:58

against Korea and almost got them

into the gold medal match, she is

1:30:581:31:02

trying to win the bronze medal.

Caught her own yellow, just enough.

1:31:021:31:08

It sits on that red. Great Britain

still lying shot but that yellow

1:31:081:31:13

will not be easy to move. They have

another one on top of the approach.

1:31:131:31:23

Can Eve come in on top of that? Is

that the best ploy? If she ends up

1:31:231:31:29

tapping her red back?

It looks like she will try to follow

1:31:291:31:35

that. Very close to playing a

perfect shot.

1:31:351:31:41

If she had got around that yellow

and got in, as bad as it is... Here

1:31:411:31:46

we go.

Just bomb that a little bit.

1:31:461:32:05

-- bump.

Herrera line is really close.

1:32:061:32:14

You have to remember the Japanese do

not want to take the same.

1:32:141:32:23

They will play that little bit more

weight because they want to make a

1:32:231:32:27

separation so they have an

opportunity with the last stone.

1:32:271:32:33

Biting his nails.

The younger

brother.

1:32:391:32:47

I think we are all nervous for them.

We are sitting with our hands...

1:32:471:32:56

Sitting on our hands just now.

It has been in some ways and

1:32:561:33:06

attritional campaign, this match at

times they have looked really good,

1:33:061:33:09

other times not playing at the level

at which they are capable. We just

1:33:091:33:15

thought it might go their way, it

didn't in the semifinal, it has been

1:33:151:33:19

a scrap in the bronze medal match.

Eve Muirhead with the penultimate

1:33:191:33:24

stone trying to put the pressure on

and give her the opportunity of a

1:33:241:33:29

butt. It has got to come around the

second yellow and sit on top of the

1:33:291:33:33

other one. A good effort from Eve

Muirhead but she has tapped her own

1:33:331:33:38

back.

It is a good shot, lying in shot

1:33:381:33:42

position. She wants the chance to

draw for two at the end.

1:33:421:33:53

That was the most important thing.

Now, Fujisawa is looking, if I come

1:33:571:34:04

in and sit on that red, will I be

shot? She properly will be if she

1:34:041:34:10

rested on it. If she taps it,

probably not. It will come down to

1:34:101:34:19

Ott I suppose even if she did, Eve

would tap that a little more. I am

1:34:191:34:25

getting ahead of myself.

If she comes into far it is an easy

1:34:251:34:32

shot for Great Britain to follow it.

She needs to sit in the front and

1:34:321:34:38

force the one. But she leaves the

other side.

1:34:381:34:44

If she comes in where she is

suggesting...

1:34:441:34:51

suggesting...

Just about where her

brush is, just high of the centre,

1:34:511:35:00

she needs to sit there.

I am not sure Eve can touch that

1:35:001:35:08

yellow, it would go to the back red.

If you weren't nervous before, you

1:35:081:35:16

must be now. I know we are. Surely

for both sets of players and both

1:35:161:35:23

skips, a nerve-racking situation,

two stones to play, Great Britain

1:35:231:35:31

trailed by one, they will play the

last. Fujisawa has the chance to

1:35:311:35:36

perhaps make it so difficult that

Japan could even win it here.

1:35:361:35:44

The key can hardly look. Anna is

just chatting to Eve.

1:35:441:35:49

Japan have to be very careful

because she doesn't want to take it

1:35:491:35:54

in the back half. It has to be

T-high.

1:35:541:35:59

Fujisawa with her final stone unless

we have an extra end, trying to draw

1:35:591:36:05

in, she has been superb all the way

through this match.

1:36:051:36:10

What has she delivered for them? The

chance for this bronze medal? They

1:36:101:36:14

have never won a medal. Eve Muirhead

with a stone to go. This is turning

1:36:141:36:20

a lot, it might catch the yellow. It

goes by but not quite enough. It may

1:36:201:36:26

have blocked the way in.

As it sits, Great Britain have a

1:36:261:36:32

shot. That would tie it up. If

nothing happened, if Eve didn't even

1:36:321:36:40

try, then we have one. And we are

tied and we go to an extra end. Is

1:36:401:36:48

there anyway Eve Muirhead can get in

for another two? Is the back red,

1:36:481:36:58

second shot, third shot? No, it is

not.

1:36:581:37:01

What Eve is thinking, coming down

with a fair bit of weight, that

1:37:071:37:11

yellow onto the red which jams

against the other yellow, the first

1:37:111:37:16

yellow moves out and we have got

two.

1:37:161:37:23

Right, Eve Muirhead, you have seen

the shot, we have seen it. You make

1:37:231:37:28

this, this is a bronze medal. Get it

wrong, you could give it away.

1:37:281:37:36

Who would want to be playing this

stone?

1:37:361:37:43

A great opportunity here to finish

the game off.

1:37:431:37:46

This is it right here. Eve Muirhead,

final stone, the bronze medal awaits

1:37:461:37:55

if she can play a shot here to get

herself in for two. She has got to

1:37:551:38:02

hit this yellow onto the other red,

hope that jams. It had to sit right,

1:38:021:38:08

and it is not.

Oh, my goodness. That means the

1:38:081:38:12

bronze medal goes to Japan, their

first ever medal in curling. Eve

1:38:121:38:18

Muirhead had the chance to win it.

They were sitting one, it would have

1:38:181:38:24

taken it to an extra end, she went

for the win, it didn't come off.

1:38:241:38:30

There are tears all around down

there. No medal for Great Britain.

1:38:301:38:35

Japan can hardly believe it.

Fujisawa has led her team

1:38:351:38:40

brilliantly well, they almost made

it to the final yesterday and have

1:38:401:38:44

been rewarded with a superb bronze

medal and Great Britain will go home

1:38:441:38:48

empty-handed. After all of this, Eve

Muirhead and her team have nothing.

1:38:481:38:59

Congratulations to the Japanese,

Cowbridge -- commiserations to Great

1:38:591:39:07

Britain. People will be watching,

why the decision not to take the one

1:39:071:39:11

and into a final end?

For the ladies it was an opportunity

1:39:111:39:16

to win the game. A lot of people

think they were lying one, why not

1:39:161:39:22

draw? There was barely a shot that

other than one she attempted. In

1:39:221:39:27

some ways the shot she did select

was probably very high percentage, I

1:39:271:39:32

am sure in practice Eve she would

make it so many times.

1:39:321:39:41

Unfortunately, this is a shot for a

bronze medal at the Olympic Games

1:39:441:39:48

and she just doesn't quite get it.

We know about the pressure. And how

1:39:481:39:55

heavily at times does that weight

rest upon the shoulders of the skip?

1:39:551:40:03

That is part and parcel of your job

as the skip, to play the ultimate

1:40:031:40:07

pressure shot. The strategy can be

to have that shot to win. It may be

1:40:071:40:15

difficult or easy or in between.

They rely on you, they put you in

1:40:151:40:18

that position. That you will make

that shot.

1:40:181:40:25

Let us be clear, you would have

tried to go for the same shot?

100%,

1:40:251:40:31

she selected the right shot.

Unfortunately it needed to Kulda, we

1:40:311:40:37

are talking millimetres, to make

that yellow stone spin through --

1:40:371:40:43

curl.

Will they be back? The team is a

1:40:431:40:50

great team. Four years is a long

time away. They need to figure out

1:40:501:40:55

are they staying together, will they

want to make a big commitment for

1:40:551:41:00

the next Olympic Games?

A sad end for Eve and the team but

1:41:001:41:06

she has a bronze medal from last

time and I suspect this will fire

1:41:061:41:11

her up, she will be back.

Absolutely.

1:41:111:41:14

We will see her win some more again.

A thrilling curling programme, still

1:41:141:41:22

the final to go with the Garlic

Girls tomorrow.

1:41:221:41:26

So, with a medal target of four

at least, Great Britain's athletes

1:41:261:41:29

have indeed poured a little extra

Winter Olympic gravy

1:41:291:41:32

on proceedings in Pyeongchang.

1:41:321:41:34

Dom Parsons flew down

the track and into bronze

1:41:351:41:37

on his skeleton last Friday.

1:41:371:41:39

Then on Saturday, it was the Lizzie,

Laura and Izzy show.

1:41:391:41:43

Best ever single day at the Games,

with gold and bronze in the skeleton

1:41:431:41:46

and bronze in slopestyle.

1:41:461:41:47

One week on, and we're saluting

Billy Morgan's big air

1:41:471:41:49

bronze this morning.

1:41:491:41:52

And commiserating with the curling

team after missing out on their

1:41:521:41:58

bronze this morning.

A quick look at the medal table,

1:41:581:42:05

Great Britain are in a deep place.

At the top, Norway and Germany.

1:42:051:42:14

Germany might be looking good for a

14th gold in the four-man bob.

1:42:141:42:27

We have the last of the Games

programmes this evening.

1:42:291:42:35

And then the finals in the small

hours.

1:42:351:42:38

#koreanslovecurlingtoo!

1:42:441:42:49

That will be trending.

1:42:491:42:53

Can the Germans spring one

more surprise, this time

1:42:531:42:56

against the Russian favourites,

in the men's ice hockey final?

1:42:561:43:04

Thank your for your company.

1:43:051:43:07

So, that's it from the afternoon

team here in these Winter Olympics.

1:43:071:43:10

Our race is run.

1:43:101:43:11

Our Games are done.

1:43:111:43:12

Thanks for your company over

the last couple of weeks.

1:43:121:43:14

We've so enjoyed wrapping up each

winter's day for you.

1:43:141:43:17

See you in the spring.

1:43:171:43:18

Goodbye for now.

COMMENTATOR: Come on Billy Morgan.

1:43:181:43:29

Billy Morgan, yes! With a double

grab front side triple 14.

1:43:301:43:36

He has got a bronze medal!

Billy Morgan, you legend.

1:43:361:43:45

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present as the penultimate day of the Winter Olympics draws to a close in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There is coverage of the conclusion of the women's curling bronze-medal match and the men's ice hockey bronze-medal game, plus speed-skating action, with the finals of the men's and women's mass-start events taking place.