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BBC One Day 15: GB Women in Curling Bronze Medal Match

10:00-12:00: Clare Balding hosts live coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including action from the women's curling bronze-medal match.


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Hello, good morning. Chemmy Alcott

is bag from Pyeongchang. Ben Kilner

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is with us as well and we are

spinning around. We have one weekend

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left to revel in the weird and

wonderful sports of the Winter

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Olympics. It is like going to a

festival where your classical music

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in one corner, hard-rock in another,

and hip-hop.

There is everything.

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Yes, and the vibe is amazing. You

have so many different kinds of

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athletes, some who want to party and

some who like to drink tea.

She

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looked at you when she said that.

Drinking the?

I like fizzy pop. One

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expert and snowboarding, one ounce

meaningful /1 and skiing. They can

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mix and match is required. New to

the game this year has been the

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sport of big air. It has taken

everyone by storm by Team GB's

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representative, Billy Morgan, warmed

up for it with a trip around

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Pyeongchang on his scooter. His

balance is amazing. As a kid he was

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a gymnast. He started snowboarding

on the dry slope in Southampton when

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he was 14 and did not go into the

snow until he was 17. He is making

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the most of it. At the age of 28 he

was the oldest competitor in the

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field as the big air took centre

stage. Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood

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would in the commentary box. Cue the

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stage. Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood

would in the commentary box. Cue the

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music.

The British bands are now cheering.

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Yes, this is good news for us. Billy

Morgan took a big hit in training.

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The fact he is a pure is great news.

Hamish midnight and his team-mate,

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Rowan Coultas, next to him. Billy

watching the flanks. He made it

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through with a big backside 1440

triple core. It immaculate and huge.

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-- cork.

Bringing lots of speed into

this front John. It is massive. It

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was huge. Backside triple core, with

the nose grab. He was clinging to

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that with his fingernails. It was

like hanging off the edge of a

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cliff. Huge. The prejudice on Billy.

Landed on the bottom line.

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Landed on the bottom line. 30

points. Billy Morgan has it all to

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do on his final two jumps.

He has

been in the game for more than a

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decade. Toutant. So strong. The

Canadian, considered a veteran at

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25, but he can ride everything. He

has had street rail parts. He has

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been a feature of podiums but of

late, year as been eclipsed on the

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Canadian team by the likes of Max

Parrot and Mark McMorris.

Switch,

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front side. 1620. The first rider to

send it properly deeper into the

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landing.

That is very, very nice.

That is massive. In massive trick.

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Sebastien Toutant has put himself

very much in the running for this.

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That is a massive trick. There you

go. The judges leaving themselves

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somewhere to go.

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somewhere to go.

Next it is the

Norwegian, Torgeir Bergrem. We

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watched him yesterday. He was

sniffing around Max Parrot's trick.

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He took a massive hit from the

landing, flat on its face, but good

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to back today.

Backside 1620.

In

massive, massive trick. Look at the

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Norwegians. Here's a snowboarder's

snowboarder. He is the Ryan Giggs of

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snowboarding, the one widely

considered to be skilful.

Look at

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that, keeping the board straight on

the take-off. The judges were like

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that, using the grab rails on the

board to full effect.

He is happy.

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First place for Bergrem, and

deservedly so.

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deservedly so. Back to the top, and

this man is the king of big air.

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So, the Canadian dropping in normal,

forwards. Backside triple court

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1620.

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1620. -- cork.

That was a work of

art. The whole trick is done on the

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take-off. He is not fighting it. The

whole trick is done on the take-off.

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The 180 looks like it is part of the

trick. Max Parrot, we know he has

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got the army below 1820 in his bag.

He now has to make at the Brexiteer

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1800. Two Canadians and Norwegian.

Kyle Mack is the only other rider to

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score more than 80. Billy is under

pressure. He has worked so hard to

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get here. He has had a tale of the

lateral cruciate ligament. It kept

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him off his board for a month before

the game.

Come on, Billy.

Massive,

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again. And he holds it up. It was

huge. He put the nose grab on it,

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the hardest grab.

Yes. Really,

really nice. A massive triple. If

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the judges are wording size, they

have got to give him a big present

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for that one. My goodness. He

borrowed Chuck Norris's size to put

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this one down. And relief for the

British fans watching.

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British fans watching.

82.5. That is

a school run the board. Billy Morgan

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has a serious shot. Next, Sebastien

Toutant. The Canadian is sat on a

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very, very powerful 84.70 five.

A

bit of breathing room.

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bit of breathing room. I think it is

fair to say that this kid is a video

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game snowboarder. He is going to go

backside again.

Backside 1620. How

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did he hold onto that? He was like a

rodeo clown at the bottom.

Massive,

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massive second hit.

The man from

call-back. He looked like he was

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hanging onto Palomino at a rodeo

under way out but somehow the

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jihadist stayed in contact with the

snow. This is very precious. That

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puts him in a very, very strong

position.

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I want to see this boy do well, Kyle

Mack, a powerhouse. He is so

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masterly.

He is a human track. If

you have got a set of wire gates you

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need smashing down, drive this boy

at them. Come on. He has already got

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the backside 1440. No. That is a

bloody Dracula. I am not swinging.

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That is the name of the grab. Both

hands on the tail. I have never seen

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it in 14. I have seen him do it in a

14.

I have seen him do it in 1080. I

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do not think he can believe he has

put that down. Full rotation, both

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hands back on the tail. He is

fizzing after that one.

Not massive

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but we saw what happened with riders

stepping out of the ordinary and

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pulling off a different grab in

Sochi. It dominated slopestyle

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frame. I think Cal Mac can do the

same. This will be close to 90.

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same. This will be close to 90.

Two

big scores. Second place at the

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moment.

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moment.

Max Parrot, an incredible

work ethic. The second man after

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Billy Morgan to land a quad cork.

Been accused of lacking style at

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times but he has certainly address

that. Are we going to see the

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Brexiteer 1800? So much speed. Is

this it?

He has gone. He has landed

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hundreds of those in training and

suddenly everything is wide open.

We

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knew he landed his take the final

was put to bed. And we have got that

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lovely finish. We are coming to the

boil. We have that lovely finish

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where the pressure is on Max Parrot.

The game goes down. Right on his

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face. Do you want any grated cheek

on your cheese on toast?

That is

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like sandpaper. Let's take a look at

the standings after the second run.

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So, Billy Morgan, I think, is going

to go for the front side 1440 triple

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cork. If he lands this year is well

within the medal scores. Billy is

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the second of 12 riders to drop in

the third and final jumps of men's

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cork.

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cork.

-- men's big air. We know the

whole of Southampton is watching

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this. They have rented the sports

centre.

He needs to go

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stratospheric. That is not something

he struggles with, to be honest.

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Come on, Billy Morgan. Double grab.

Yes. The double grab 14. That is

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massive. That is huge. My goodness.

He slammed in practice and dropped

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his first jump. He has delivered the

second and third John.

This is very,

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very precious. The double grab. He

is grabbing the pale. They will love

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it. Luke O'Dea papers. One line, two

lines. Beautiful. He stands up like

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Michael Matt from Knight Rider. Yes,

Billy Morgan. -- Michael Knight.

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Billy Morgan moves into bronze medal

position. It is a very long and

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nervous wait for the man from

Southampton. This man is in very,

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very nice position. He is at the top

with one jump to spare. Weight is

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Toutant going to take this third and

final jump?

How about this? I think

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the judges have been leaving plenty

in reserve.

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in reserve.

Having not landed to

Michael Johns, would you trust that

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Chris Corning would not land

acquired?

No. He was doing it in

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Minchin Gladbach. For fun. He has

gone massive.

He tried to tidy up

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the first jump use from him. The

Brexiteer 16. He tried to go even

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bigger. He wanted to add to that

84.7. This would be such a massive

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result. Yule look back over his

results yesterday and he -- you look

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over his results in the last year

and it was only in call-back like he

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was the winner. That looked like

visualisation of the quadruple cork.

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Yes.

This jump is too small to see

that trick. It looks like it. Surely

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not. I think he's going for it.

This

will be history. The first Olympic

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quad. It will be the first quad in

competition.

I think is going. I

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have never seen him this site got.

Let's see. He is going to have to

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rip this so hard.

He nearly made it.

My goodness. The backside quad cork.

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It makes its appearance at the

Olympics. We have been talking about

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it since day one at the slopestyle

and we finally see it. Chris Corning

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has been building his entire career

on the idea that he is going to come

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to the Olympics and land a quad

cork. Then the jump is too small

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when he gets here.

Has that

Stockton? No. He has ripped it.

Phil

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credit to this man. Two, three. He

dips late. He actually gets it down.

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He only needed a tiny bit more.

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Chris Corning has bent physics. Next

in, Karl Mac, currently in silver

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medal position. An improvement of

his first jump, the backside 1440

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Japan which scored 82. If he can

bump that up, he will need an 87. He

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can pull this up to an 87 or higher

and he can move into gold medal

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position.

I don't think we can see a 1440 that

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high.

He either needs a 16 or grab that is

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truly out this world. I think we

have seen as high as that can go.

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He very nearly ran to 18.

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I think he was trying to take that

brand.

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I am looking at this and of all the

riders left, Mark McMorris, Boesiger

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and Garcia Knight have all dropped

their first jumps, there is only one

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man left who can knock everyone out.

Seb Toutant is guaranteed a silver.

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Kyle Mack is guaranteed a bronze.

Billy Morgan can only get blasted by

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Max Parrot.

You are looking at that

man now.

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The whole of the UK now needs to

watch this jump through their eyes,

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of course through their eyes!

Through their fingers. That is how

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besides myself I am, I am so torn

between my friend in bronze medal

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position and one of the best

snowboarders in the world about to

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try to do business here on this big

air jump.

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The hardest trick we will see today

after Chris Corning's attempt at the

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quad 1800.

Make no mistake, he is here for a

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gold medal.

He is coming in

backwards.

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backwards. Oh, no! He has gone.

What! Max Parrot scaling back, he

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scales back his jump and Mrs! He has

gone for gold and has gone home with

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nothing -- and misses. We said it

was a long shot, Billy Morgan,

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Southampton's finest snowboarder

will go home a bronze medal.

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In exactly the same way that Jenny

Jones worked so hard and was able to

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crown and impressive career with the

glory of an Olympic medal, Billy

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Morgan has done the same. The man

who has pioneered so many tricks but

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really struggled for that acceptance

from the sport, has come here and

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landed two breathtaking tricks under

pressure to take it over medal. The

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story is not so different for

Sebastien Toutant in gold medal

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position. It is so lovely seeing

these two big powerhouse nations,

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Canada and America, matched very

closely by Britain, one of the

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minnows in snowboarding. Billy

Morgan, one of the most courageous

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and pioneering of snowboarders will

stop he has earned his abroad here

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with the first ever big air in

Korea, a bronze medal,

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congratulations, Billy.

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You legend! What a wild ride that

was.

What are you thinking this

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second? I don't know. I had such bad

training, I felt on the first, I

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thought it was game over. I went

into the rest hoping I won't fall

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over three times. All my mates are

in a bar at home watching. I don't

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want to fall over three times. That

was your mind set.

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If I land at least one I will be

stoked.

But it was two. You had that

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crash, second one you landed, what

were you thinking in the third?

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I thought I needed another go.

Hamish was going, going a little bit

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slower and time it right. I landed

on and I didn't know what to do.

Has

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it sunk in you will a bronze

medallist.

It will hit me later. I

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never expected it. If you come in

thinking I am shooting for a medal,

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you are ready for it.

I didn't. Two

weeks ago and the situation with

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your injury?

No, as I said, I would

have been stowed just to make the

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finals. Happy Days.

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He had his knee reconstructed two

years ago. There he is.

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So, that bronze for Billy Morgan

means that the 2018 Winter Olympics

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is the best performance by a British

team in the history of these Games

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since they began in 1924.

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Five already and potentially six to

come. Eve Muirhead will be doing all

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she can. Let us talk about Billy

Morgan. How respected is he in the

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world of snowboarding?

Massively, he is such a nice guy.

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The riders absolutely love him. He

has worked so hard. He had to

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overcome injuries. He is so critical

about his own snowboarding. I don't

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think he realises how big it is yet

winning a bronze medal. I am sure it

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will sink into night.

He creates new tricks. We saw on the

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first one he was trying something

that didn't quite

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he went for a backside triple cork.

That jump is holding him back in

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little bit.

Sorry, that is the one he did land,

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landing two out of three.

It must build the pressure when you

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know you have two.

He has not helped himself, he failed

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all his runs in training so he has

really left it to the very end to

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put it down. You can tell how

overwhelmed he is when he is riding

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away. I don't think he can quite

believe it. He has managed to fight

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to stay on his feet.

That trick is so new to him. He has

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managed to learn this just recently.

For him to put it down in an Olympic

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run is amazing.

He has only ever landed that trick

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that got him the bronze just once

before.

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He did that on Saturday. Just once.

He never tried it again.

We have a

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high-tech demonstration!

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He is right foot forward. He comes

up the jump, triple cork means you

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are on an ex-access, not quite

upside down but on a diagonal.

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upside down but on a diagonal. -- X

axis.

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What is impressive is it is a Blind

side landing, coming in backwards.

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Coming through and he gets to turn

his head that way and land.

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How much cost and that it take to

land that when you had to judge the

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landing.

It is huge, they are not getting

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much visual in the air. They are

going purely by feeling. To do that

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takes practice which Billy didn't

really get.

It is very impressive.

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Extraordinary, congratulations.

Sebastien Toutant took the gold for

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Canada, therefore the snowboarding

gold medal of the Games. Canadian

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fans have been going up to Americans

saying you keep beating us and

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ruining our Games! But it is OK in

the world of snowboarding.

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For the British, five medals won so

far. Could it be six? Eve Muirhead

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is determined to make the best of a

campaign that has been full of ups

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and downs.

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The gold medal at the Olympics is

the one I am missing in my

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collection. To stand on top of the

podium would be extra special.

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COMMENTATOR: A tricky start for the

British quartet. She has done it

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superbly well.

We outplayed the Russians and to get

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a win on the board is nice.

COMMENTATOR: It has gone through,

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USA win the match.

Goodness me, we can all breathe a

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huge sigh of relief.

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Wow.

That is a big disappointment. I

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guess any loss is tough but bosses

like that are even harder.

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It has got the red light on it.

The

first stone I think I have ever

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hoped in my life. -- hogged.

COMMENTATOR: What a shot, that was a

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peach. A superb team performance,

Great Britain have cemented their

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place in the final four.

To get a spot in the semifinal was

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our goal, I am delighted.

COMMENTATOR: We are ready to rumble

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against Sweden. A very good shot

indeed.

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And Great Britain's hopes at such a

low point in that end.

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We still have a medal to play for.

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Here they go, they will be taking on

Japan. Lauren Gray is the lead.

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Always smiling Vicki Adams and

bubbly Anna Sloan who takes the

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penultimate two stones before Eve

Muirhead takes over for the final

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two deliveries. Just after 11am we

will be live with that bronze medal

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So, Football Focus will now

be on BBC Two from 12.

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Now, though, on BBC One,

it's time for the fast show!

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Bobsleigh world champion

Nicola Minichiello is with me

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to discuss a developing

story from Pyeongchang.

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Earlier in the week,

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we saw the best ever result

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for a women's bob when Mica McNeill

and Mica Moore finished eighth,

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despite being dropped

from the funding programme

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by the British Bobsleigh

Association.

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we had two crews in the four-man

bob, a final chance for glory in the

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sliding events.

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Let's first see the best

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and the worst of the first two runs

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from the Alpensia Sliding Centre

with the man who piloted

0:28:170:28:20

We have had the luge and skeleton,

but this is where the big guys moved

0:28:250:28:32

into town, the four-man. Next, a

powerful team from Germany.

0:28:320:28:41

Francesco Friedrich famously dead

heated for the two and gold.

0:28:410:28:48

A new stop record.

That is what one

of these teams bring to the party,

0:28:480:28:56

these are the top starters with so

much velocity. He nailed the corner.

0:28:560:29:02

As long as he gets things right,

being in contention. He has been

0:29:020:29:08

flying in training. He has been good

in this part. One of the best lines

0:29:080:29:14

we will see. Just losing a bit of

speed. Maybe now there have been a

0:29:140:29:19

handful of sleds, that line through

the chicane has helped him.

0:29:190:29:25

A little tap off 15. Maintaining the

advantage.

0:29:250:29:34

Hats off to the Koreans, they have

clearly done well. You can see what

0:29:340:29:39

it means to Friedrich chasing

another gold medal.

0:29:390:29:43

A little bit of a shift towards the

left of the screen as you look at

0:29:430:29:47

it. But that was a really good run,

he got through their clean. They are

0:29:470:29:52

all packed in through that corner. A

little touch. Almost touching.

0:29:520:29:58

That really was the only mistake.

Lamin Deen, the first of the great

0:29:580:30:04

British pairings we see. With Toby

Olubi from London, Ben Simons from

0:30:040:30:10

Shrewsbury and Andrew Matthews from

Slough, all in their 30s. Laming

0:30:100:30:16

Dean is 36, probably his last Games,

fifth in the World Championships

0:30:160:30:20

three years ago. Their second

Olympic Games.

0:30:200:30:29

Olympic Games. After their training,

it looked like there was room for

0:30:290:30:31

movement.

0:30:310:30:37

The British team have not found a

speed down the track. Hopefully the

0:30:380:30:42

runners will work well on the ice

temperatures they have got.

Let's

0:30:420:30:45

see it start time. Inside five

seconds. But one of the slowest way

0:30:450:30:52

of those we have seen so far.

That

did not look clean. This is the

0:30:520:30:57

issue he has been having all the way

through training. Conor two has been

0:30:570:31:02

causing problems. That is going to

throw speed away. I think Lamin Deen

0:31:020:31:07

will be struggling to stay within

the top 12 at the moment. We know

0:31:070:31:11

how much that cost time at the top.

Hopefully he can get is run right.

0:31:110:31:16

It is not looking clean. I think we

will see the British Rohingya drop

0:31:160:31:21

well back in the order which is not

what they want.

Things ebbing away

0:31:210:31:24

again. Not the happy start we were

hoping for. Lamin Deen and his three

0:31:240:31:32

colleagues. He flashes through, less

than a second away from the leader.

0:31:320:31:38

You can see that Ben Simons messes

up as they are getting in which

0:31:380:31:41

delays the team getting in. Toby

tries to get his big arms in and

0:31:410:31:46

that is why they had the big switch

at the top. That is 630 kilos Andy

0:31:460:31:50

Hall Rohingya is not on the ice. Any

chance of Britain winning a medal on

0:31:500:31:57

that run is gone. They need to set

their sights on the top ten at

0:31:570:32:01

least.

The second team for Great

Britain, ranked 12th in the world,

0:32:010:32:07

Brad Hall, 12th in the two-man event

with Greg Cackett. Joel Fearon and

0:32:070:32:11

Nick Gleeson.

0:32:110:32:21

The opening World Cup event of the

season. One of only two top ten

0:32:240:32:28

finishes. Can they put in a better

run than Deen? Let's keep our

0:32:280:32:35

fingers crossed.

That is a lot

better start from them. This is

0:32:350:32:41

where they need to get through. Brad

Hall has been having trouble all

0:32:410:32:44

week. That is the first rung he has

got it right so good ever to get it

0:32:440:32:50

right in the race. We saw from two

man that he can drive this track

0:32:500:32:55

well. He finished in eighth place

last year in a World Cup race or he

0:32:550:32:58

drive this track. He needs to relax

into it and CV can get through

0:32:580:33:02

cleanly. That is as good as any of

the top pilots we have seen. Just

0:33:020:33:08

coming a little bit late. This is a

good run from Brad Hall to give the

0:33:080:33:12

Brits a little bit of a chance of

having a top ten finish.

Maybe

0:33:120:33:19

coming out of 15. The top ten might

elude him. He finishes in 15th.

This

0:33:190:33:24

is good from the guys. I think Joel

Fearon had taken some steps to fire

0:33:240:33:29

but this is the best run that Brad

Hall has had down here in a four man

0:33:290:33:34

this week. This will give him

confidence he has nailed Conor two.

0:33:340:33:38

Hopefully we can start to pull back.

The Brits are in 15th and 16th at

0:33:380:33:45

the moment. Certainly Lamin Deen was

expecting to be around the top five

0:33:450:33:48

when we spoke to him yesterday.

There is the leaderboard. Friedrich

0:33:480:33:54

leads from the Koreans.

0:33:540:33:58

Obviously the Germans are always

going to be strong, but from a

0:34:060:34:10

British point of view, very

disappointing performance. It was

0:34:100:34:13

below par. They should be fighting

for medals, not the top 20.

That is

0:34:130:34:19

how it has worked out for the

British pair, Brad Hall and Lamin

0:34:190:34:23

Deen.

0:34:230:34:26

Run number two stands for Great

Britain. Lamin Deen, very

0:34:340:34:38

disappointing with his 19th place

after the first run, together with

0:34:380:34:43

Ben Simons, Toby Olubi, and Andrew

Matthews. What do they need to put

0:34:430:34:46

right this time around?

Run on was

such a disappointment. On the band,

0:34:460:34:52

Ben Simons had trouble getting in,

he was overbalanced. On the whole,

0:34:520:34:57

Lamin Deen needs to sort out corner

two.

They will push away. 4.98 was

0:34:570:35:04

their start time in the first run.

They've seen the Americans go

0:35:040:35:08

quicker.

They have done exactly the

same. Not great velocity. He has

0:35:080:35:15

been having issues again. He may

struggle for claim against the

0:35:150:35:18

Americans. That was the same

mistake. Lamin Deen has not been

0:35:180:35:23

driving well. It is difficult to get

these Rohingyas into the slide. They

0:35:230:35:29

are so planted but once you do, you

know the pilot is making big

0:35:290:35:32

mistakes. Again, it he comes in

late. You have seen him flick into

0:35:320:35:42

the corner. He has the conditions to

pull away from the Americans.

0:35:420:35:55

pull away from the Americans.

He has

extended his lead over the Americans

0:35:560:35:58

slightly.

That was a lot better.

Toby Spence too long for me. Just a

0:35:580:36:04

little tab as you see the noise

coming to corner 12. The big mistake

0:36:040:36:09

for Lamin Deen was exit two, exit

four. The bag looks like it is going

0:36:090:36:14

to roll in. A little bit further and

that would have been a crash.

Next

0:36:140:36:21

goal for Great Britain, Brad Hall,

with Nick Gleeson, Joel Fearon and

0:36:210:36:25

Greg Cackett. They start 16th after

run number one. Overall, the mood

0:36:250:36:34

was similar to Lamin Deen. One of

slight frustration that it was not

0:36:340:36:38

quicker down the hill.

It certainly

is frustration for them. Brad Hall

0:36:380:36:46

is a young pilot, he has only been

driving for four years. He does not

0:36:460:36:50

have the experience in the four man.

Around 16 is a relatively good

0:36:500:36:56

result, although on paper it does

not seem like that for his

0:36:560:36:59

development. They had a good start,

the Kerry did velocity and they are

0:36:590:37:03

one of the best grilled teams. 94

again, that is where they need to

0:37:030:37:09

be. They have got did velocity. He

has just made a mistake in two. That

0:37:090:37:18

cost in the mistaken four, which

cost in the mistaken five. This is

0:37:180:37:22

the difference between the top

pilots. We have seen another tiny

0:37:220:37:25

little mistake. All these little

differences cost time. This track is

0:37:250:37:31

so easy to lose speed are hard to

find it. He will drop back at least

0:37:310:37:36

a couple of spots.

You

0:37:360:37:43

a couple of spots.

You probably saw

Mica Moore and Mica McNeill giving

0:37:430:37:45

them a good sendoff, but the run was

not a particularly happy one.

0:37:450:37:50

Regular mistakes for Brad Hall.

Everybody driving ban the bars.

0:37:500:37:54

Stepping in, loading. The little

twitch by the pilot keeps it

0:37:540:38:00

straight. He has already made

mistakes at the top. This is another

0:38:000:38:04

one. It is a knock-on effect from

corner two. That is cause them to

0:38:040:38:09

move back down the order.

Now the

pressure is on the Korean team. Won

0:38:090:38:17

Yunjong, with Jun Junglin, and Seo

Youngwoo and Kim Donghyun. A

0:38:170:38:21

brilliant first run, but they went

first. How much of an advantage was

0:38:210:38:25

that an fresh ice? We will see now.

It was a tremendous time. Surely

0:38:250:38:31

they cannot get around that this

time around on a deteriorating

0:38:310:38:38

track?

It will be interesting.

Sometimes you have to take those

0:38:380:38:41

opportunities and by going first

they gave themselves an opportunity

0:38:410:38:44

to get any makes. Listening to

everybody else driving these lines,

0:38:440:38:52

Hemant Nico Walther are some of the

best. He is coming through the

0:38:520:38:57

corners quickly because he knows the

track so well. He is staying ahead

0:38:570:39:01

of the Germans but the Germans were

so quick at the bottom of the track.

0:39:010:39:05

He is keeping himself in contention.

He absolutely threads that. I did

0:39:050:39:10

not expect them to stay in front of

the Germans, because of the

0:39:100:39:14

difference in the track but he is

doing a great job.

He was nine

0:39:140:39:19

hundredths ahead of Walther. The gap

closes a little bit. The Koreans

0:39:190:39:25

have done brilliantly. Tomorrow any

medal chase they are right in the

0:39:250:39:31

thick of things.

Look at what it

means to the hometown team. This is

0:39:310:39:35

a great view into the first corner.

The team have already loaded. He

0:39:350:39:41

takes a different line, but lately

are all headstone, shoulders, heads,

0:39:410:39:48

knees interlocked.

That is a big

one. Francesco Friedrich goes for

0:39:480:39:53

Germany. A 4.8 start time would send

them on their way. They currently do

0:39:530:40:01

is after the first run.

He has been

fast. We know he is fast because he

0:40:010:40:06

has already won a gold medal. He has

got the poles perfect. You can

0:40:060:40:11

hardly hear him. You can see the gap

opening out. It is because of the

0:40:110:40:17

stark difference. It may be that he

will keep that and start moving

0:40:170:40:20

away. If he does the gold medal is

sewn up. In the middle, AV has not

0:40:200:40:28

found the speed, maybe everyone else

has a chance of catching him. If he

0:40:280:40:32

comes down with more than two pairs,

he will be hard to catch.

He is

0:40:320:40:39

clean and 15. Does this give

Friedrich a great chance of the gold

0:40:390:40:47

medal? He is nearly three pairs in

front of the Koreans. Look what it

0:40:470:40:51

meant to the coaching teams.

Friedrich already has a gold medal

0:40:510:40:55

from the two-man event.

It is a

professional team, all the way down.

0:40:550:41:01

No real mistakes. A real high line

into two and you see adjust the

0:41:010:41:06

stealing. Just a little tab before

he goes in. It did not cause him any

0:41:060:41:10

speed. I think the gold medal is

theirs to lose. It is about fighting

0:41:100:41:15

for silver and bronze.

Friedrich

with a really big lead over Won

0:41:150:41:22

Yunjong of South Korea in second

place.

0:41:220:41:29

I surprised to be back where you

are. Most definitely. We had quite a

0:41:300:41:35

surprise a few days ago in regards

to equipment so we had to change and

0:41:350:41:39

equipment. We had a setup that

worked very well.

But we had to

0:41:390:41:45

change that. Why did you have to

change your runners?

I runners, yes.

0:41:450:41:50

We had to change because there was a

technicality with one of the rear

0:41:500:41:54

runners. Again, the rules are the

rules. We had to change. We could

0:41:540:42:02

not train or test the sets we wanted

to test but that is how it is, that

0:42:020:42:06

is racing.

0:42:060:42:07

to test but that is how it is, that

is racing.

Actually, to explain

0:42:070:42:09

more, what he is pointing out,

Matthew Ellis John Jackson about

0:42:090:42:13

what

0:42:130:42:13

Matthew Ellis John Jackson about

what went wrong. The two British

0:42:130:42:18

Rohingyas further back in the field.

Both of them have talked about their

0:42:180:42:23

equipment not been great, not

getting on with it. Lamin Deen

0:42:230:42:27

particularly has talked about

runners. We have got the best prop

0:42:270:42:30

in the world, we have got a runner.

What are we looking at? This is a

0:42:300:42:36

two-man runner. It was from one of

the Rohingyas that Brad raced in in

0:42:360:42:40

the two-man event. You can see the

difference, the profile. It is

0:42:400:42:46

interchangeable. They can do what

they want with that. The length of

0:42:460:42:51

the -- the length of the runner,

they can put a slight bowing to

0:42:510:42:55

change what it is.

It is not sharp,

it surprised me. It is smooth to the

0:42:550:43:00

touch.

You spend hours sanding them.

Yes, we spend hours polishing them

0:43:000:43:06

to a mirror finish, not like the

luge. It is more of a jihadist. --

0:43:060:43:11

it is more of an edge.

0:43:110:43:18

The issue that the British team have

had, it is this depth. His has been

0:43:180:43:24

under the legal limit. That is why

it is deemed as illegal. Do we know

0:43:240:43:31

how much by? It is from years and

years of polishing but I do not know

0:43:310:43:35

how much by. It takes fractions of a

millimetre of every time you polish

0:43:350:43:39

it.

Eventually you run out of

material. Might they have known that

0:43:390:43:43

we be close coming into the game,

perhaps at the back of your mind?

0:43:430:43:47

They have been close in the past.

But a different part of the

0:43:470:43:54

technical examination team has

looked at it and said, we are not

0:43:540:43:57

accepting that for the Olympics.

To

the outsider, what is the big deal?

0:43:570:44:02

You find more, put them on the

bottom of your sled and crack on.

0:44:020:44:06

What is the problem? This is worth

£6,000. A set of four-man runners

0:44:060:44:14

can set you back £8,000. People do

not give you good sets lying around

0:44:140:44:18

at the Olympic Games because they

want to beat you. And they would not

0:44:180:44:22

have spares? They might have spares

but not as the same standard as what

0:44:220:44:26

has been deemed illegal if they were

the top race runners.

Not a great

0:44:260:44:33

position for the Great Britain

sleds. Both with equipment issues.

0:44:330:44:38

How can they improve overnight? Is

this competition beyond them?

0:44:380:44:44

Realistically, we are looking at the

top 15 at best. Hopefully one of the

0:44:440:44:49

sleds can move within that.

I

suppose, difficult conversations

0:44:490:44:56

around the sport. Not within the

crews at the moment, but horrendous

0:44:560:45:00

port and funding and performance.

This is nowhere near where they

0:45:000:45:03

wanted to be?

They were all

confident coming into this Games.

0:45:030:45:06

They both had podiums this year.

They were ranked 11th and 12th

0:45:060:45:10

coming into this. At least you would

think, fight for a top ten position.

0:45:100:45:16

To be sat two words, just managing

to scrape into the top 20, the high

0:45:160:45:22

teens, it is not acceptable.

Top 20

is an important cut off. Only the

0:45:220:45:27

top 20 sleds get to go to the last

run.

0:45:270:45:35

With -- the Management would need to

have a look at how things are

0:45:350:45:38

running in their programme.

0:45:380:45:40

Thank you. Let's get the reaction of

Nicola, how can this happen so late

0:45:460:45:50

your runners are deemed illegal and

you don't have a spare set to mark

0:45:500:45:55

they would have known they were

close.

0:45:550:45:57

It does happen, over the years of

use they can wear down but it is not

0:45:570:46:03

something, now they are

disqualified, it doesn't work like

0:46:030:46:07

that. I have worked with athletes

who have got to that point, you are

0:46:070:46:12

getting down to the last millimetre.

To get to the last day of training

0:46:120:46:17

and searching around and ask other

crews, can I use your runners, it

0:46:170:46:22

seems crazy, at an Olympic Games.

I

take the point they are expensive

0:46:220:46:30

but there is the funding for the

cycle so you would have thought

0:46:300:46:34

honours might be prioritised.

You would think so. Each team

0:46:340:46:38

normally would have at least three

sets, competitive sets. I am not

0:46:380:46:44

saying it is easy to get a

world-class set but with the

0:46:440:46:48

investment and research and

technology and producing their own

0:46:480:46:54

runners, it seems crazy at this

point on the last day of training a

0:46:540:47:02

team, Great Britain, would be asking

other nations for runners.

Lamin

0:47:020:47:07

Deen has that excuse, Brad Hall, as

far as we know his runners are fine,

0:47:070:47:13

what you think of the reasons both

are so low down the leaderboard when

0:47:130:47:17

we thought they would be easy top

ten?

0:47:170:47:22

At this point, there has to be some

in-depth questions. I am stumped.

0:47:220:47:26

The starts were good for both teams.

They were OK but not great. In past

0:47:260:47:34

years we have had the athletes and

starts have been better. The drive

0:47:340:47:39

was OK. When you consider for Brad

Hall the two man was preparation and

0:47:390:47:46

everything has been focused on this

four-man event. So it seems crazy

0:47:460:47:51

the top half that -- the top half of

the corner was scrappy.

Have the

0:47:510:47:57

crews been long enough together?

There has been swapping. Both have

0:47:570:48:03

raced together. Lamin Deen has got

his best result with that team. Brad

0:48:030:48:10

Hall has raised three times with

that team. But it was still all

0:48:100:48:16

changing, and quite last-minute they

got the final team set.

We will

0:48:160:48:24

finish with the women's bob being

the highest performing some one

0:48:240:48:31

British bobsleigh decided not to

fund, how does that reflect on the

0:48:310:48:35

way the sport is run in this

country?

0:48:350:48:37

There has to be investigations. They

were told they would not invest in

0:48:370:48:47

women's teams. They kept fighting

all the way. Some heads have got to

0:48:470:48:53

roll. There have to be some hard

questions and answers about what has

0:48:530:48:59

happened, why are the men finishing

17th and 18th, with one of the best

0:48:590:49:04

funded programmes in the world,

phenomenal athletes and equipment,

0:49:040:49:07

it doesn't add up.

Thank you for your expertise. We

0:49:070:49:13

will tell you a story now about

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic.

0:49:130:49:23

Esther Ledecka of the Czech Republic

was the surprise winner

0:49:230:49:25

of the super-G last Saturday.

0:49:250:49:27

She was so surprised to post

the fastest time that she didn't

0:49:270:49:30

believe the clock at the bottom

of the slope.

0:49:300:49:36

At the press conference afterwards,

she complained that it was taking up

0:49:360:49:39

time, she should have been spending

on snowboard training!

0:49:390:49:45

She is already the first athlete

to compete on skis and snowboard.

0:49:450:49:48

And this morning she was trying

to do something no woman has ever

0:49:480:49:51

done, win gold medals in two

different sports at

0:49:510:49:53

the same Winter Olympics.

0:49:530:49:54

Ledecka is the double world champion

at parallel giant slalom,

0:49:540:49:57

so she was much better fancied

for this one.

0:49:570:50:00

She walked her way through to the

final and it was a head to head for

0:50:030:50:06

the gold medal.

COMMENTATOR: This is it, the final

0:50:060:50:13

of the women's parallel giant

slalom, the snowboard event, and it

0:50:130:50:17

is a matchup between Selina Joerg

and Ester Ledecka. She has already

0:50:170:50:26

made history, the first athlete to

compete in both snowboarding and

0:50:260:50:35

alpine skiing at an Olympic Games.

She has already won a medal. Will

0:50:350:50:42

she win a gold will she double the

gold medal tally?

0:50:420:50:51

They are off and they are underway.

Ledecka is on the red course, Joerg

0:50:510:50:57

on the blue, and Snedeker has the

early lead.

Ledecka is doing it, one

0:50:570:51:04

slip and it will go away. A little

bit of a skid.

A wobble on the under

0:51:040:51:15

gate.

She still has the lead.

It is about

0:51:150:51:21

two tenths of a second.

Nice and

smooth through these last through

0:51:210:51:31

gates. Snedeker will make history.

Three gates to do as she has done

0:51:310:51:37

it.

Absolutely incredible, gold medal in

0:51:370:51:41

the Alpine skiing super-G, edition

and now gold medal in the parallel

0:51:410:51:46

giant slalom snowboard competition.

It has never been done before, two

0:51:460:51:53

sports in one Olympic Games. What an

athlete.

0:51:530:51:59

Probably the biggest story of these

Games.

Some pretty good designs on

0:51:590:52:05

the suits.

She has two separate

coaching teams.

0:52:050:52:14

Coming into this, you were favourite

for this condition but we have seen

0:52:190:52:23

from the Alpine side favourite joke

of an wing, Mikaela Shiffrin,

0:52:230:52:26

Lindsey Vonn, how did you cope?

Exactly. I was watching Shiffrin,

0:52:260:52:38

and many others. So, this is very

specific, a very specific race

0:52:380:52:47

because you have just one chance, it

is not like the World Cup where you

0:52:470:52:51

have more races and in the end it

counts together.

0:52:510:52:57

So, you need some luck. And I

believed I had this luck today.

0:52:570:53:01

You go back to the 1928, 1924, with

cross-country skiers winning the

0:53:010:53:07

Nordic combined but that is a

similar sport. This is something

0:53:070:53:11

completely different. How do you

prepare for Alpine skiing and

0:53:110:53:15

snowboarding in the same year?

Well, my biggest goal was just to

0:53:150:53:21

get their and race in both sports,

my favourite sports. And I have to

0:53:210:53:26

say that I have got such a great

team and such support from the

0:53:260:53:32

people around me. They just let me

win. You know, I was just standing

0:53:320:53:40

there and all I had to do was write

down and it was all their job.

0:53:400:53:46

Pain credit to her team.

0:53:460:53:52

This is an extraordinary

achievement. The fact she is the

0:54:040:54:07

first e-mail athlete to do this in

the Olympic Games, two completely

0:54:070:54:12

different sports, everyone is

looking and thinking the body

0:54:120:54:15

positions are saying, in skis we

have four edges, in snowboarding, is

0:54:150:54:21

different. She forgot her make up

bag again! It is impressive because

0:54:210:54:29

her coaches have put pressure on her

to choose discipline and she stood

0:54:290:54:33

her ground believing she could do it

in both and that takes a lot of

0:54:330:54:36

confidence when your whole team is

saying, no, you are diminishing your

0:54:360:54:41

chance of a gold in one.

She said

she can do this. She might spark a

0:54:410:54:46

new philosophy. I was reading an

American article saying should we be

0:54:460:54:52

looking at this, are we narrowing

people down too soon. In Norway they

0:54:520:54:56

encourage kids to do loads of sports

until they are at least 13.

We are

0:54:560:55:02

building back into the British

system, because these are the skills

0:55:020:55:07

you need to adapt under pressure.

She can look at a terrain in a

0:55:070:55:12

different way than someone who has

just hit slalom gates all their

0:55:120:55:16

life.

She is amazing. The athlete of

the Games. Jorien Ter Mors did that

0:55:160:55:28

also, with different kit but the

first to win gold in two different

0:55:280:55:32

sports is amazing. Eve Muirhead is

multitalented. Her handicap in golf

0:55:320:55:40

is about three but she is

concentrating on curling and we will

0:55:400:55:44

see her try to win a sixth medal for

Team GB, thanks to Billy.

0:55:440:56:00

COMMENTATOR: We have the final of

men's big air. Billy Morgan I think

0:56:020:56:08

we'll go for the frontside chewable

cork and if he lands that he is well

0:56:080:56:13

within the medal scores.

And he needs to go absolutely

0:56:130:56:21

stratospheric -- frontside triple 14

cork.

0:56:210:56:27

Billy Morgan, yes! With a double

grab frontside triple 14, that is

0:56:270:56:34

massive, that is absolutely huge.

Oh, my goodness. 85.5, Billy Morgan

0:56:340:56:41

moves into bronze medal position and

it is a very nervous wait.

The whole

0:56:410:56:48

of the UK need to watch this jump

through their fingers.

0:56:480:56:55

He has gone! Billy Morgan has got a

bronze medal. Congratulations,

0:56:550:57:00

Billy.

0:57:000:57:02

And that bronze medal

from Billy Morgan means that

0:57:050:57:07

Pyeongchang 2018 is the most

successful Winter Olympics

0:57:070:57:09

of all time for a British team,

thanks to the fearless five.

0:57:090:57:14

Lizzie Yarnold defended her skeleton

title in sensational style to become

0:57:140:57:17

Britain's first ever double gold

medallist at the Winter Olympics.

0:57:170:57:21

Behind Lizzie in bronze medal

position was Olympic

0:57:210:57:25

debutante Laura Dees,

meaning that Britain filled

0:57:250:57:27

two spots on the podium

for the first time.

0:57:270:57:31

Team GB's first medal of Pyeongchang

was won by Dom Parsons,

0:57:310:57:35

the first male skeleton medallist

for 70 years.

0:57:350:57:41

The youngest member of the team

delivered one of the best results,

0:57:410:57:44

a bronze for Izzy Atkin

in ski slopestyle.

0:57:440:57:51

And passing the record British

medal mark earlier today,

0:57:510:57:54

Billy Morgan soared into the sky

to take bronze in the big air.

0:57:540:58:02

Just a few minutes ago this was the

scene at the Medal Plaza,

0:58:030:58:08

28-year-old Billy Morgan, the oldest

man in that big air competition, he

0:58:080:58:14

has won a bronze battle in what will

be his last Olympic Games, his knee

0:58:140:58:19

has been constructed, he said at the

top of that slope for his third run,

0:58:190:58:26

he said, banish the fear, if I land

in a heap, it doesn't matter, just

0:58:260:58:30

go for it, and he did.

Five medals for the first time in

0:58:300:58:41

the Winter Olympics.

0:58:410:58:42

Now it is over to the curlers to see

if we can increase that to six.

0:58:470:58:58

Keep calm and Karl on. On the final

weekend four years ago in Sochi,

0:59:250:59:31

Dave Murdoch won the last middle of

those Games, when you took silver in

0:59:310:59:37

the curling. How difficult is it for

Eve Muirhead and the team to pick

0:59:370:59:42

themselves up?

That is the hardest part, you have

0:59:420:59:50

trained for four years, they came

for a gold medal, that didn't

0:59:500:59:53

happen. Try to pick yourself up is

very difficult. A hard thing to

0:59:530:59:58

discuss within the team as to what

you would do in that scenario. I'm

0:59:581:00:04

sure they have had discussions

today, they will be ready to go, I

1:00:041:00:08

know they want a medal and want to

get something for all that training.

1:00:081:00:13

We need to see them come up with

some real fire and intensity and try

1:00:131:00:19

to push everything they can to make

this happen.

1:00:191:00:21

Usually it is quite polite at the

curling, but not this morning. Lots

1:00:261:00:30

of USA fans, including Evandro

Trump, were there to watch the USA,

1:00:301:00:35

who won the gold medal. They play

the game in such a different style.

1:00:351:00:39

It feels like it is American

football. It has been crazy. No one

1:00:391:00:45

really saw the USA winning this

event. It has come as a shock to

1:00:451:00:49

Carlingford John Shuster and the

American guys to achieve that. It is

1:00:491:00:54

a fantastic story for him. He has

been

1:00:541:01:01

at his fourth Olympics, he had a

bronze medal in 2006, and together

1:01:101:01:12

gold-medal against the field that

was there, which was very strong, it

1:01:121:01:15

is great stuff.

And in beating

Sweden, who are powerhouse of

1:01:151:01:17

curling. How many gold medals have

the one? The women have won two at

1:01:171:01:20

the last three Games.

The men have

on four.

Yes. That was a big shock

1:01:201:01:23

and it will cause headlines around

the USA. A little bit like South

1:01:231:01:27

Korea getting through to the women's

final, it is good for the game.

Yes,

1:01:271:01:30

that is the market that curling was

hoping to hit, to get into the

1:01:301:01:34

States. We are seeing growth out in

the east as well, and Korea doing

1:01:341:01:40

well in

1:01:401:01:40

the east as well, and Korea doing

well in the women's, it is brilliant

1:01:401:01:45

for curling and C.

This was the

moment. Sweden sent down the rock

1:01:451:01:48

and give the opportunity for the USA

to turn this match around.

5-5. It

1:01:481:01:53

is still really tight. There was

lots of discussions as to what

1:01:531:01:58

Niklas Edin would play with the

stone. There are lots of USA stones

1:01:581:02:06

and play. He was trying to rolling

back der Garde. Unfortunately, he

1:02:061:02:09

rolled to the worst spot possible,

left it wide open. Under great

1:02:091:02:15

pressure, John Shuster makes a

double.

Five, count them up. This is

1:02:151:02:20

what I mean about the noise.

CHEERING

1:02:201:02:22

. There was lots of USA, USA. I was

waiting for someone to say, in the

1:02:221:02:28

hole. Go to the USA, the silver

medal to Sweden. You were talking

1:02:281:02:34

about how you want to see Eve come

and play against Japan. And it is

1:02:341:02:39

about the Japanese themselves. Here

the girls, Lauren Gray, Vicki Adams

1:02:391:02:43

and Anna Sloan, and Eve Muirhead,

they are tight-knit group. It is

1:02:431:02:48

good that they know each other so

well. Anna and Eve in particular are

1:02:481:02:54

best friends. They can keep each

other going.

Eve is so strong. These

1:02:541:02:59

girls have been here before in the

bronze medal game. They know what it

1:02:591:03:03

is like, they know the pressure of

what it means today. They looked

1:03:031:03:09

happy, ready to go. They will have

had a great team talk. They will be

1:03:091:03:12

fired up for the game against Japan.

Japan seem to have taken to curling

1:03:121:03:18

is a sport. They are really enjoying

their experiences.

I had the

1:03:181:03:23

pleasure of working with these

ladies a few months ago in Canada,

1:03:231:03:27

the Japanese team. They are a fun

bunch to work with, they put a lot

1:03:271:03:32

of work in.

It is incredible. Inside

info, what is their weakness? How

1:03:321:03:36

can we win this?

In some ways, they

are just such a happy bunch. They do

1:03:361:03:43

not have a weakness mentally. Maybe

shotmaking, but if Great Britain can

1:03:431:03:49

put them under pressure, shot after

shot, the consistency throughout the

1:03:491:03:54

team, that will be the key to

winning today.

In our team, the

1:03:541:04:00

disappointment of not going for the

gold medal match, who is in the team

1:04:001:04:04

to bring them up? Is it Eve's roll?

Will she be the positive influence.

1:04:041:04:11

She is the skipper of the team. She

is such a collected person. She

1:04:111:04:17

leads a team extremely well, but the

real line for me is Anna Sloan. She

1:04:171:04:24

goes between Eve and the others.

It

always looks like formation sliding,

1:04:241:04:30

building up to the first stones

being delivered in this bronze medal

1:04:301:04:34

match, Great Britain against Japan.

Let's join our commentary team, led

1:04:341:04:38

by Steve Cram.

Thank you. Jackie Lockhart is with

1:04:381:04:44

me for this bronze medal match. Eve

and her team ready to go. They need

1:04:441:04:50

to be at their very best. This

Japanese team played superbly well

1:04:501:04:55

against Korea. Before you joined as

we were told that 43% of the Korean

1:04:551:05:01

population watched the girls, the

garlic girls as they are known, beat

1:05:011:05:07

Japan to get to the gold-medal

match. They will meet Sweden in that

1:05:071:05:14

match midnight local time in the UK.

The match between Korea in Japan

1:05:141:05:21

went to an extra end. It was a

really exciting affair. The place

1:05:211:05:27

was jumping with the excitement. The

Korean fans managed to get their

1:05:271:05:33

team into the final. After that

cracking gold-medal match, USA

1:05:331:05:36

against Sweden, it was a little

quieter bit end -- a little quieter

1:05:361:05:43

in the arena at the moment. Just

filling up for this match. Plenty of

1:05:431:05:49

British support for Eve and team.

So, so hard for them to pick

1:05:491:05:53

themselves up after the match

yesterday. Once they did in

1:05:531:05:55

interviews, they say the right

things, then they go away to the

1:05:551:05:58

quiet of the rooms, back to the

village and then it sinks in that

1:05:581:06:02

the gold medal is gone.

They go back

to the village and reflect on what

1:06:021:06:06

could have been, what might have

been. For me, I am a little bit

1:06:061:06:11

worried that four years ago in

Sochi, when we had to come into this

1:06:111:06:16

position, there is a hunger, no

question, but when they lost the

1:06:161:06:21

semifinal game yesterday, it was a

double blow to them. It will be hard

1:06:211:06:25

for them to pick themselves up.

Their professionalism will show

1:06:251:06:30

through. They have got psychologist,

they have got support behind them. I

1:06:301:06:36

really want to see the whole team

knitting together. We have just seen

1:06:361:06:40

little snippets of that through the

week. If they wanted to happen it

1:06:401:06:44

has to happen in this game today.

I

agree with you. This is going to be

1:06:441:06:49

a cover bronze medal to win for the

very fact that the target year was

1:06:491:06:56

always trying to get into the

gold-medal match. This is no

1:06:561:07:02

secondary target, which they have to

focus on, because this Japanese team

1:07:021:07:06

would have been delighted to make

it. They are the only Japanese

1:07:061:07:10

women's team, or any team from

Japan, to make it into the medal

1:07:101:07:13

match. They have finished fifth on

two occasions before. They have

1:07:131:07:19

always made it through in the

women's side but the men working as

1:07:191:07:22

well. It is the first time they have

had two teams, both sides

1:07:221:07:28

represented, since Nagano, when

Japan was the host, in 1998. It is

1:07:281:07:32

quiet. There is not so much

atmosphere. It does not feel like

1:07:321:07:38

the medal match they would have

envisaged if they were going for the

1:07:381:07:41

gold medal. Lots of things, if they

are not careful, will add up to

1:07:411:07:46

making this a difficult match.

Hopefully, one thing they said to

1:07:461:07:52

us, as they were leaving the mix

zone last night, we definitely want

1:07:521:07:57

to go with something. We do not want

to go home with nothing. That is

1:07:571:08:03

what befell Canada, the men's side.

They got into the bronze medal match

1:08:031:08:07

and did not play as well.

Switzerland, to be fair, played very

1:08:071:08:14

well. By Canadian standards, they

did not come up to scratch. No

1:08:141:08:22

Canadian women's team are either in

the semifinals. For the first time

1:08:221:08:26

ever. We have seen Lauren Gray. The

lead. They have traded a couple of

1:08:261:08:36

stones. Vicki Adams.

1:08:361:08:38

Just getting in each other's way,

the skipper wanting to sweep that

1:08:431:08:47

one. Fujisawa.

1:08:471:08:50

Listening to David back in the

studio, saying how much he has

1:09:031:09:07

enjoyed working with this Japanese

team, how much fun they were, the

1:09:071:09:13

skip, Fujisawa, has been getting

praise in the Korean press. That is

1:09:131:09:17

quite a rivalry in sport between

Japan and Korea. It is often taken

1:09:171:09:22

quite seriously and she has been

getting lots of praise for the way

1:09:221:09:25

she has been smiling lots, really

enjoying it, even in that tense

1:09:251:09:30

match against Korea, there were lots

of smiles. She has become pretty

1:09:301:09:34

popular overnight.

Yes, they do not

really show a lot of frustration out

1:09:341:09:39

there. They take very good shots

exactly the same as the bad ones.

1:09:391:09:45

She has not always skip to this

team, Fujisawa.

1:09:501:09:58

team, Fujisawa. The alternate use to

skip this group, then she became

1:09:581:10:01

pregnant. She went to AlterNet. In

the meantime, Fujisawa has stepped

1:10:011:10:09

up to be the skip, and she is kept

that position ever since. The two

1:10:091:10:14

Yoshida sisters. The younger one

plays the lead.

1:10:141:10:23

If you remember how the teams

qualified for the Olympic Games,

1:10:341:10:38

they had to pick up qualification

points in the World Championships in

1:10:381:10:45

2016-2017. Japan won the silver

medal in 2016. That was an offer

1:10:451:10:49

them to secure their Olympic

qualification, pretty much. Chinami

1:10:491:10:54

Yoshida. Followed by Anna Sloan. I

do not think Anna has had her best

1:10:541:11:03

tournament. She did play well in the

second half of the match against

1:11:031:11:08

Canada. When Anna is on fire, her

demeanour is such that you know

1:11:081:11:13

about it as well.

Yes, and the third

player, it is a key position. You

1:11:131:11:21

heard David in the commentary, just

saying that they are the linchpin,

1:11:211:11:25

the pain between the front end and

the back-end, and the communication.

1:11:251:11:29

There is lots to take in. You have

got to be playing well,

1:11:291:11:33

communicating well, sharing the rink

well with the rest of the players.

1:11:331:11:40

She has had a couple of games where

she has not been at full capacity.

1:11:401:11:46

She knew that more than anybody. She

has said it in a couple of injuries.

1:11:461:11:51

I just need to step it up.

So, we

were just watching this first end.

1:11:511:11:57

Gently breaking UN to this bronze

medal match. Great Britain have the

1:11:571:12:02

hammer. They finished higher in the

table but they both lost semifinals.

1:12:021:12:12

There was no last stone droid to

determine who had the hammer in the

1:12:121:12:16

semifinals and the medal matches.

That is determined by who finished

1:12:161:12:21

tied in the round-robin. That was

Britain's we have the hammer.

1:12:211:12:30

More often than not, in these tense

medal matches, the semifinal

1:12:311:12:37

matches, we have seen the first end

blanked.

1:12:371:12:40

On red guard out there.

1:13:031:13:07

If you listen, one thing we have

found in dealing from the Japanese

1:13:151:13:19

team, when they play a good shot,

now use goes around.

1:13:191:13:27

now use goes around. Satsuki --

Fujisawa played a great couple of

1:13:271:13:29

shots at the end of that match. It

looked all over. They were 7-4 down,

1:13:291:13:35

they picked up two, one, a steal.

They took it to the extra end. They

1:13:351:13:42

just run that one out. Eve might

fancy asking a little question if

1:13:421:13:52

she can get this jammed on the

yellow, and sit just counting. That

1:13:521:13:57

might not be a bad position to be

in. They might even get the two.

1:13:571:14:10

Yoshida finished that match so well.

The Korean skip had a shot at the

1:14:111:14:15

end of the tense. It looked like it

might have been another and it

1:14:151:14:18

rolled off the bottom. They got the

steel. It was still closed in the

1:14:181:14:24

extra end.

Extremely close.

Fujisawa, even under the most

1:14:241:14:29

extreme pressure and an audience

full of Koreans, she played a really

1:14:291:14:34

good draw to the button to make it

very difficult for Korea to win. But

1:14:341:14:42

the Korean skip countered that with

an even better shot to get

1:14:421:14:45

themselves into the final.

Eve

Muirhead trying to come around the

1:14:451:14:51

guide, getting to the edge of the

house, taking it behind the guard.

1:14:511:14:59

That is not getting round as much as

she would like. That can be seen

1:15:001:15:04

fairly easily, I think. Eve Muirhead

not quite able to manufacture an

1:15:041:15:10

opportunity. She will still have the

chance to blank the end if she wants

1:15:101:15:17

after this stone from Japan.

1:15:171:15:22

She has left it high enough should

Japan overthrow this and catch the

1:15:221:15:27

left-hand side, she may well jam.

She will be very unfortunate. She

1:15:271:15:33

can see all of the stone. But it is

early days.

1:15:331:15:42

She might want to make it difficult

for Eve Muirhead to shift this out.

1:15:421:15:49

Wouldn't mind if Britain

accidentally picks up one, as it

1:15:491:15:54

were.

Nice and straightforward for her.

1:15:541:16:01

Eve has to be careful here.

Eve want to blank this end, she

1:16:011:16:08

doesn't want to jam it herself.

She

can see plenty of that stone, we're

1:16:081:16:14

not directly behind them, we are

sitting behind a sheet seed which is

1:16:141:16:21

the best view for us.

1:16:211:16:28

the best view for us. -- sheet C.

Eve Muirhead doesn't want to leave a

1:16:281:16:35

shooter in get rid of the and

current red.

1:16:351:16:41

current red. -- the yellow and her

own red macro.

1:16:411:16:51

Well, that is one for Great Britain

but not quite the start Eve Muirhead

1:16:561:17:01

wanted.

So, actually, Fujisawa with that

1:17:011:17:09

shot, it had started with Eve's

first in which didn't go where she

1:17:091:17:16

wanted, Fujisawa took hers in a

little bit more, made it more

1:17:161:17:20

difficult for Eve Muirhead. She

still should have made it. If Yves

1:17:201:17:29

-- if Eve had been playing well, she

would have. Great Britain held to

1:17:291:17:35

one.

1:17:351:17:44

If you don't get the start you want,

you just haven't got to start

1:17:511:17:57

saying, here we go again.

Her normal game, she is quite an

1:17:571:18:03

offensive player, there was a high

red guard, she took her opportunity.

1:18:031:18:07

The game we saw this morning with

the men, Nicholas never took the

1:18:071:18:20

game on. It was as if he played the

game not to lose it. We saw Eve

1:18:201:18:26

trying to get into that corner which

is what I like to see, positivity.

1:18:261:18:33

We have said it before, this team

definitely get stronger as the enzo

1:18:331:18:37

go on. -- ends.

They had their press conference and

1:18:371:18:48

I was hearing the American

journalists chatting, saying, I

1:18:481:18:53

can't believe Edin let the USA play

that messy game, they called it.

1:18:531:19:02

Lots of things going on, stones in

play, doubles, and that suited John

1:19:021:19:17

Schuster, not getting into his own

rhythm.

1:19:171:19:21

The one thing you have to do is give

your opposition due respect and

1:19:211:19:26

although Nicklas Edin did that I'm

thinking he was thinking the USA

1:19:261:19:31

might make more mistakes but they

didn't, they make very few.

1:19:311:19:35

A good point, it was as if Edin was

saying, I am Mr consistent, I will

1:19:351:19:41

play a steady game and you will give

me this gold medal.

1:19:411:19:48

me this gold medal. He never went in

there to show them how good he was

1:19:491:19:52

and he allowed John Schuster and his

team to make the good shots and

1:19:521:19:56

every shot they made, they grew in

confidence, were prepared to take on

1:19:561:20:01

even more, some really difficult

shots as well.

1:20:011:20:05

Anyway, let us hope that is the case

for Eve Muirhead here.

1:20:051:20:13

Kelly Schafer and Glenn Howard.

1:20:131:20:19

So many people have been enjoying

the curling coverage, thanked you

1:20:241:20:29

for watching it all, and all of your

comments, let us hope we can finish

1:20:291:20:33

off with a medal here. It has been a

long journey to get to this point.

1:20:331:20:38

If you think about the players,

there are some medals here one in

1:20:381:20:44

second spot in the curling, 11

matches, 33 hours of play before you

1:20:441:20:50

have the chance to say you are a

medallist at the Olympic Games. I'm

1:20:501:20:57

not sure how many more hours we have

been commentating, it has been an

1:20:571:21:03

awful lot but an enjoyable

experience here. For some people it

1:21:031:21:06

is only every four years. But it

seems to grab people in the wake

1:21:061:21:11

that maybe

1:21:111:21:16

that maybe most people are surprised

why. I think it is the

1:21:181:21:23

straightforward nature of it, versus

the intricacies of shot making an

1:21:231:21:28

strategy and chat, the dynamics

between the teams. In essence, is

1:21:281:21:35

simple sport to understand.

The dynamics come in about how you

1:21:351:21:43

played to get that score, that is

what makes it intriguing. It is not

1:21:431:21:48

always a race to the centre, there

is a lot of strategy, building up an

1:21:481:21:54

end, waiting to be able to play that

final shot to create two or more.

1:21:541:22:05

Fujisawa with those fluorescent,

shocking pink gloves.

1:22:051:22:14

She waves that right hand in the

air, always waving. She has lots of

1:22:141:22:23

idiosyncrasies.

1:22:231:22:25

Vicki Adams.

Playing second.

1:22:351:22:47

Anna Sloan tried to catch as much as

she can so she doesn't roll out.

1:22:501:22:58

They have the yellow out, the

primary target. Didn't manage to...

1:22:581:23:04

There wasn't too much of that stone

showing.

1:23:041:23:11

We just need the girls to settle

down. You can feel that tension in

1:23:131:23:20

the air, it is one of these games,

one of the hardest to play. Off the

1:23:201:23:27

back of a defeat and you have to get

yourself picked up to play this

1:23:271:23:30

bronze medal match.

Japan will try and replace that

1:23:301:23:37

stone pretty much although this will

come up against the guard.

1:23:371:23:45

come up against the guard. It just

gets in. But not the shot they

1:23:451:23:50

wanted. Yumi Suzuki who placed

second, in between the two sisters,

1:23:501:24:01

Yurika Yoshida plays first.

1:24:011:24:06

When Anna is on her game, this team

really sings. Let us hope that is

1:24:151:24:23

what happens today.

1:24:231:24:25

Japan trying to decide whether she

still wants to use her corner but

1:24:371:24:40

she doesn't have an awful lot of

room to come through. Or whether she

1:24:401:24:45

wants to hit the red and get a role

the cross.

1:24:451:24:49

Electing the latter.

Or is she?

1:24:491:25:02

Just looking to catch this right.

Not a particularly easy shot but a

1:25:031:25:12

good effort at it. They may have

been trying to get the other red as

1:25:121:25:18

well.

I think she was trying to get less

1:25:181:25:22

of the top red so she could have

come underneath her own yellow on

1:25:221:25:25

the left side.

Not an easy shot.

1:25:251:25:29

You can't get them both and I am a

bit wary of that. Do you like that?

1:25:331:25:39

Michael Wolff that all draw to the

edge.

1:25:391:25:45

edge. -- either that or draw to the

edge.

1:25:491:25:54

Wanting to block the opportunity for

Japan to come in, that would be

1:25:541:25:57

good. Keeping it I would also be

very good, at the top of the house.

1:25:571:26:03

From the other side of the pack,

left-handed Anna Sloan. Giving

1:26:051:26:16

herself room to come around these

two, she wants to try to tuck in.

1:26:161:26:21

Pulling already hard. Trying to work

it past. By half an inch! Well, that

1:26:211:26:35

is not a bad effort from Anna Sloan,

it was very close. Those were the

1:26:351:26:40

shots the other day that weren't

quite going for us.

It was really

1:26:401:26:51

well swept by the girls.

Did it catch it slightly? A feather.

1:26:511:26:59

Anyway, they have done well, it is

tucked in there.

1:26:591:27:02

I just wonder whether we are seeing

more turned on the ice down the

1:27:161:27:21

middle. They didn't seem to be much

in the men's match.

1:27:211:27:30

I think this will move now.

1:27:301:27:36

So, Japan, you can see by that

yellow arrow by their name on the

1:27:391:27:44

top left, have the hammer. Great

Britain only taking one, forcing the

1:27:441:27:52

one, a little mistake from Eve

Muirhead. She wants two good stones

1:27:521:27:57

this time, to try to do the same if

not steal.

1:27:571:28:06

The very least is to not give Japan

two if possible.

1:28:061:28:16

That is just biting.

1:28:221:28:24

Looking at the double here. But

would like to get rid of both of

1:28:281:28:34

these, a fair bit of distance

between them.

1:28:341:28:44

If she can catch that read and roll

across to the left just to be high

1:28:441:28:49

of the back red, that is a really

good shot for Japan.

Let us see if

1:28:491:28:54

she gets this right. They need a bit

more weight than the previous couple

1:28:541:28:59

of stones. We have seen them turn a

little. Fujisawa, the Japanese skip.

1:28:591:29:10

Trying to take both British stones.

1:29:101:29:19

It is very straight. That ended up

almost flush in the face there. So,

1:29:191:29:29

Eve can either flop in behind that

yellow, get rid of that one. And

1:29:291:29:35

given we have three counting there,

force the one.

1:29:351:29:45

She is saying, a wee half roll. That

is not a lunch!

1:29:451:29:54

I could be doing with some lunch!

Have you not had any noodles? I took

1:29:541:30:01

so many noodles I am sick of the

site of doodles!

Eve Muirhead.

1:30:011:30:06

She would like to hit this and Rolan

behind the yellow at the front of

1:30:131:30:17

the house. She has got two in there.

It does not affect things much, it

1:30:171:30:25

is just confidence.

Yes, you're

right. If she had stayed in the

1:30:251:30:32

house, Japan are facing three, and

she could have easily gone to the

1:30:321:30:38

forfeit against the three are two,

but it is your confidence and you

1:30:381:30:41

have got to play the shot and

executed well.

Yes, when you draw

1:30:411:30:46

into the forfeit and you're facing

three, she would have been on the

1:30:461:30:50

edge of the eight foot. You're

asking her to make a half decent

1:30:501:30:54

shot. It has just become easier. It

is a straightforward draw either

1:30:541:30:58

way.

1:30:581:31:00

Satsuki Fujisawa, the 26-year-old

skip for Japan. She's trying to even

1:31:081:31:15

things up after two ends.

1:31:151:31:20

things up after two ends. She has

not given this too much. They can

1:31:211:31:24

sweep if they need to. They are

happy with this, letting it go. It

1:31:241:31:28

will come in for the one. Bergrem is

looking interested. Very interested.

1:31:281:31:35

Is it going to sit? It is funny

because they were sweeping that

1:31:351:31:38

early and stopped, realising it

certainly had plenty. It builds up

1:31:381:31:44

just in time. Again, Eve managed to

get the hit in role, if she had, it

1:31:441:31:51

could've been a steel. Ifs and buts

do not matter. It is tied after two.

1:31:511:31:58

Honours even.

1:31:581:32:05

Have you noticed any celebrities? I

have not. I am looking today. No.

1:32:081:32:20

You missed my joke. I am not

bringing you any more.

1:32:201:32:30

Here we go. End three. Great Britain

with the hammer. Reset after two

1:33:101:33:20

ends when they both were forced to

take on. -- one.

1:33:201:33:27

Remember that match we were

watching, the gold medal match. It

1:33:371:33:44

started at such a high level of

proficiency in terms of the shots

1:33:441:33:47

that were being made. It dropped off

a little bit, but the excitement was

1:33:471:33:52

always there. The shots that were

not made were just little mistakes.

1:33:521:33:57

People were trying very difficult

shots, and it was a high-quality

1:33:571:34:01

match, which was good for a gold

medal match. They start is a little

1:34:011:34:06

quieter.

1:34:061:34:11

quieter.

I was surprised that

Muirhead did not put a corner run.

1:34:111:34:15

They look like they are going to run

this end. She has put on in the

1:34:151:34:20

house and Japan is following by

heating it out.

1:34:201:34:27

heating it out. -- hitting it out.

1:34:311:34:33

She is just taking it away from the

centre line and trying to get it

1:35:011:35:05

across the house a little because we

have got the hammer in the third

1:35:051:35:09

end.

Fujisawa, you saw what she was

asking from Suzuki.

1:35:091:35:18

Just hit this one nicely and roll

back towards the centre line. Nice.

1:35:261:35:34

You heard it. It was indeed.

So

easy.

1:35:341:35:45

easy. -- throw easy.

They might

traded a few of these.

1:35:471:36:01

traded a few of these. Eve Muirhead

and Cal Smith will not get much rest

1:36:011:36:04

after these Olympic Games. Whatever

the result. That was a good shot

1:36:041:36:13

from Vicki. Yes, the Scottish world

championship play-offs will take

1:36:131:36:19

place, is it next week? Early March?

At the ice rink in Paris, yes,

1:36:191:36:27

play-offs on the third and 4th of

March.

They take on the teams who

1:36:271:36:31

won the Scottish Championships.

Hannah Fleming is the skip that Eve

1:36:311:36:37

Muirhead will face, and the winners

of that will head off to the World

1:36:371:36:41

Championships in Canada. For the

women. Las Vegas for the men.

1:36:411:36:54

It could well be heading towards a

blanked end at this rate.

1:37:181:37:23

Eve will not minded it delivers a

quiet start to this bronze medal

1:37:281:37:32

match, to get the nerves out of the

way, is there are any. It is almost

1:37:321:37:39

the opposite. They need to get

things fired up, a couple of good

1:37:391:37:43

shots, it is like making a good

tackle, you might not have scored a

1:37:431:37:48

goal, but it gets the crowd going. A

couple of good shots. They might not

1:37:481:37:52

get the chance in this end, but

let's hope that happens.

1:37:521:37:56

We would like to hit this one and

roll across to the wing. We do not

1:38:101:38:14

want to stay on the nose.

1:38:141:38:22

Some decent support for the British

women. I can see the guys rate at

1:38:321:38:36

the very back at the fireside.

Heading down to the far end, some

1:38:361:38:42

other team members from some of the

other events you as well.

1:38:421:38:53

We have got the men's final that

happened earlier today. The women's

1:38:571:39:01

finals tomorrow. The medals will be

presented after that. Whoever wins

1:39:011:39:10

the bronze medal today has to wait

till tomorrow for the ceremony.

1:39:101:39:18

Maybe they are not saying nice,

maybe it is something else. Maybe

1:39:191:39:23

someone can help me out. I do not

understand Japanese. Maybe it is

1:39:231:39:27

something else.

I like nice. We are

just looking to hit this and clear

1:39:271:39:34

the house. They are not bothering to

stay here at all.

1:39:341:39:44

A big GB contingent end. All

watching.

1:39:451:39:53

Both teams are being a little bit

cagey at the moment. They have been

1:39:541:39:58

trying to set up the end, but it

just takes one small mistake Andy

1:39:581:40:04

Hall end changes. This is going to

be run through.

1:40:041:40:11

be run through. Japan will put a

stone in and Great Britain will hit

1:40:111:40:14

it straight back out.

1:40:141:40:17

It is funny, when you're watching

these blanked end is, you just want

1:40:271:40:30

everyone to go, let's get on with

the next one, but occasionally, you

1:40:301:40:35

get a silly mistake, somebody not

concentrating.

1:40:351:40:47

Conducting the orchestra, in behind.

1:40:491:40:57

The ideas you leave that one there.

That horrendous mistake I was

1:41:101:41:13

talking about, you think, what if

she misses? Then there would be a

1:41:131:41:21

chance of two. I do not think that

is likely, but you never know.

It is

1:41:211:41:28

also good, we have got the hammer.

We won something on the wings just

1:41:281:41:34

in case there is a mistake. That was

a good stone by Eve. She played a

1:41:341:41:40

nice stone and it rolled across the

house, which is what she asked for,

1:41:401:41:44

which is always good for confidence

as well.

1:41:441:41:46

Lots of work.

1:41:521:41:54

Eve does not want to make the same

mistake that she made, it was a much

1:42:011:42:06

more difficult shots in the first

end, but this time very easy to get

1:42:061:42:10

rid of this stone and make sure she

does not sit in the house herself,

1:42:101:42:15

so she can blanked the end and carry

the hammer to the next one.

1:42:151:42:19

Exactly. They have worked it out.

1:42:231:42:25

That was just what we did not want.

We wanted to blank the ends a week

1:42:451:42:52

ago Fourie two. It is early, but all

of these little things well adult

1:42:521:42:57

for Eve Muirhead. She has got to get

these shots out of her head. She has

1:42:571:43:02

had two ends were she has picked up

on Richey did not want to. She is

1:43:021:43:08

leading 2-1 but it is the manner in

which that has happened is

1:43:081:43:11

disappointing.

The curling is

continuing on BBC One. It is

1:43:111:43:18

Saturday, Football Focus on BBC Two.

Interviews with most Saller of

1:43:181:43:23

Liverpool and Wayne Rooney from

Everton. A big day in the north-east

1:43:231:43:26

as well, Sunderland playing

Middlesbrough. This curling bronze

1:43:261:43:31

medal match, we are sticking with

it, obviously. They normally last

1:43:311:43:37

about three hours, these matches. If

you're heading off to the football

1:43:371:43:40

this afternoon you have plenty of

time to stay with us before you go,

1:43:401:43:44

hopefully.

1:43:441:43:46

Those were two, I hesitate to call

them mistakes. You're scoring. Both

1:43:551:43:59

of those shots, that one was even

easier than the first one. They

1:43:591:44:04

discussed what happened the first

time and still did not make the

1:44:041:44:06

correction.

The first time she

played it in turning, and the second

1:44:061:44:12

time they tried the out time -- the

outturn because the first one had

1:44:121:44:16

pulled a lot. It did not hit and run

out as she wanted it. But as long as

1:44:161:44:24

they are reading the mistakes they

have made on the ice and they make

1:44:241:44:27

the correction is the next time they

have the opportunity, that is

1:44:271:44:30

progression.

1:44:301:44:37

The fourth end, Lauren Gray, leading

out. We have now got Japan with the

1:44:441:44:51

hammer. Yurika Yoshida, the younger

of the two sisters, you can see just

1:44:511:44:58

there, 67%. She caught a guard in

the previous end, or one before, was

1:44:581:45:05

it? Someone is banging. The

Canadians are having a party

1:45:051:45:15

alongside us. Something has tickled

them. Everyone keeps saying that

1:45:151:45:21

Canada have not won a medal at the

curling. They did, the gold medal at

1:45:211:45:26

the mixed doubles, the new event. We

should not forget that. Switzerland

1:45:261:45:33

the silver medal, and the Norwegian

pair, who were originally forth, and

1:45:331:45:37

with the disqualification of OAR,

because of the failed drugs test,

1:45:371:45:44

the Norwegian team are coming out.

They will be here in time to get

1:45:441:45:49

their medal in a special ceremony

tomorrow.

1:45:491:45:56

It was nice they got down back to

get their medal. Both the Norwegian

1:46:101:46:16

pair thought it was more fitting to

collect it at the actual Games and

1:46:161:46:20

at home.

1:46:201:46:25

That bronze medal and early wedding

present to one of the Norwegians.

1:46:361:46:45

I think I am right in saying I read

somewhere Norway have had it may

1:46:451:46:51

well be their best ever Winter

Olympics.

1:46:511:46:52

Yes.

1:46:521:46:58

Yes. They hit their target and more.

As a country they were delighted.

1:46:581:47:08

Vicki Adams being asked to play an

upturned tap here. Being an

1:47:081:47:15

anticlockwise rotation of the stone,

if she can catch this and roll it

1:47:151:47:19

into the centre.

1:47:191:47:24

into the centre. It almost goes

behind the yellow.

1:47:251:47:31

behind the yellow. It can be seen

between the gap. That is what

1:47:311:47:35

Fujisawa wants. It would have been

nice if it had sat on the centre

1:47:351:47:42

line.

1:47:421:47:48

Suzuki.

1:47:491:47:54

It rolled enough so Japan couldn't

see the inside edge so they had to

1:47:581:48:05

go for the other side.

She has rolled over a little further

1:48:051:48:11

than she wanted. So, another

opportunity here. To try to hit this

1:48:111:48:17

and tuck in. And on to the centre if

possible.

1:48:171:48:23

Vicki Adams watching the line. That

is not turning enough. A little bit.

1:48:391:48:50

Again, just not quite the shots

being played, to be fair, neither

1:48:501:48:53

team are performing with a high

level of accuracy. Decent shots but

1:48:531:49:02

not quite going exactly or finishing

where they want them to.

1:49:021:49:06

Three or four attempts here. Suzuki

here again. It looks a little wide.

1:49:151:49:28

They are all getting the wrong side

of these stones. They may well be

1:49:281:49:33

scared to drop their wait a little

because if you do too much, you

1:49:331:49:39

could miss it. They are airing on

the side of caution at the moment.

1:49:391:49:46

This is the fifth attempt from both

teams.

1:49:461:49:52

teams. Both trying to tuck one in

behind that guard that is out there.

1:49:521:49:59

A better chance with this one. That

is better.

1:49:591:50:03

A nice shot.

Anna Sloan getting it

right. Flags waving in the

1:50:031:50:11

background. Family members all

huddled together up there almost in

1:50:111:50:19

the darkness.

1:50:191:50:24

Japan, I am sure, try the run back

here.

She might end up with that

1:50:381:50:45

yellow pretty much where the red is

upfront. She wants to catch it

1:50:451:50:51

almost on the nose, she misses it

but does take the back bed. That

1:50:511:50:55

goes. The front one is still there.

She has taken it from the centreline

1:50:551:51:01

so she has left a shot visible.

1:51:011:51:09

so she has left a shot visible. They

will just replace the high guard

1:51:091:51:11

again down the centreline.

If you do get this right in the

1:51:111:51:17

middle with those two yellow stone

is fairly high, it makes drawing in

1:51:171:51:24

a lot easier.

1:51:241:51:31

A good first shot from Anna Sloan --

from Anna Sloan.

1:51:411:51:48

Just trying to get the sweeping

right, it has a good chance of

1:51:521:51:56

getting it right where she wants it.

It just needs that to come across

1:51:561:52:00

onto the centreline, a little bit

more. That is a good shot. A little

1:52:001:52:08

close. It will make it easier to

remove them. Just keeps asking the

1:52:081:52:14

question, though, Yoshida, the

chance to get both here. It is

1:52:141:52:26

staying out on that side and coming

in a little now. Just hung on to it.

1:52:261:52:33

I thought it was maybe going to stay

on that right-hand side and catch it

1:52:331:52:38

a little thin.

Eve can still come in here.

1:52:381:52:50

That was the danger for Anna Sloan,

she played a good god but it was

1:52:501:52:55

much closer to her red stone. -- she

played a good stones.

1:52:551:53:03

Only the second draw Eve has had to

make.

1:53:141:53:18

Where is the wait?

The line is good.

This is sitting

1:53:311:53:36

high at the moment.

Eve is saying it

needs to call.

We know when the

1:53:361:53:43

weight comes off it does finish.

1:53:431:53:51

weight comes off it does finish. --

needs to curl.

They would have liked

1:53:511:53:56

it to be a little higher in the

house.

1:53:561:54:01

Japan will be able to sing or than

half of that from the other end. --

1:54:121:54:18

Japan will be able to see more than

half. She will be checking with a

1:54:181:54:24

rugger players how much they can see

from the back.

If she can see more

1:54:241:54:28

than half, she wants to try to get

behind those two yellow stone is

1:54:281:54:34

bothered them leave their own

sitting very visible -- she was to

1:54:341:54:41

try to get behind those two yellows.

She may well be able to try a role

1:54:411:54:55

in. Or playing a stronger weight and

rolling to the right-hand side as we

1:54:551:55:00

see it.

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see it.

Fujisawa.

All she can just

sit on the top of it.

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She has a couple of options.

You get

down the other end and it can look

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different. She would love to be able

to see at least half of that. Now

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she's changing her mind.

She had decided she will draw on top

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of it.

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She has got that lovely smile when

things are going well or if it is

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going tough.

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going tough. Fujisawa trying to draw

in to this red that Eve Muirhead

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sent down. You can see how much it

is turning already but it won't be

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far away. Not far away at all, it is

a lovely shot. A difficult situation

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for Eve. She could try and come down

exactly the same, sit on top of that

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yellow and that will draw in again.

Eve, if she were able to play that

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shot and lie shot. Or is she going

to sit on top of it.

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to sit on top of it.

She will make

it much harder for Japan to get the

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two. But she has to be careful, she

doesn't want to bounce off it, that

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is the shore.

Anna Sloan suggesting

she try not come in and touch it.

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But why not bump it? Because you are

pulling everything to the bank and

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may give Japan a better opportunity

of hitting your red out --

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everything to the back.

I think Eve

Muirhead quite like this one.

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Muirhead quite like this one. --

quite likes this one. How is the

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line? They are watching.

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That has over Paul's. It will give

Japan the opportunity. She had to

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play a really good shot.

Giving up

one, that is fine. She is asking

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Fujisawa to play a very good shot to

play all the way in.

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It just turned at the end.

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Japan with a chance of two, it is

very tight. Anything touching the

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button, she will have two. She

doesn't want to come into this heavy

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and Tapp yellow. Qatar -- and tap

her own yellow.

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They are sweeping this early.

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Has it got enough weight to take it

into the house?

It is not on the

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right nine either.

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right nine either. -- line. Four

very close together but the result

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is one for Japan. All that is

happening is neither team really

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getting hold of an end, not able to

dominate. A couple of mistakes on

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both sides. We are trading ones. The

good news from that perspective is

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it is tied 2-2. Now, Great Britain

will have the hammer as we go into

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the fifth.

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This curling match is continuing on

BBC One. If you did not catch my

1:59:451:59:51

message earlier, football focus is

on BBC Two now. And you can see an

1:59:512:00:00

interview with Mo Salah and one with

Wayne Rooney. We have got the reds

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and calling it the silver of Japan

out there? Not favouring one team or

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the other, but in terms of colours,

we think we have played better in

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red.

We like red. We feel

comfortable with the girls playing

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in red.

It is that superstitious

thing! Here we go, the fifth end.

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Let's get a two here and get a

little bit of a gap. It will be a

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good way to go into the halfway

point. Just need something, a little

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bit of a Spartan, a couple of big

shots, get the crowd going. More for

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their confidence than anything else

but I think Eve will be pleased with

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the way she forced the one in that

end and Anna paid a couple of nice

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shots.

You are right. Both teams are

playing well, but just looking for

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one of them to lift it to the next

level. Give themselves, as well as

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everybody else a little opportunity

to be excited about what is in front

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of them here.

A bronze medal is at

stake. It would be the sixth medal

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of a winter Olympic Games and we

have never managed that. Quite a lot

2:01:292:01:35

of the British team, certain members

have come in to watch this. Not too

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much more action left at these

games. Actually got some snow today,

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I cannot call it snowed.

It was a

little flurry.

Down the coast here.

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I think almost every day we have had

bright sunshine. That was a nice

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draw. Let's see if Lauren

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draw. Let's see if Lauren can hit

and roll across that red here.

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Lauren has the best stats. 94% so

far in this match. The University of

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Glasgow graduate. Her brother Logan

has been commentating with us. Up in

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the stands watching. She has passed

to the guard.

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to the guard.

That is a really nice

shot. Lauren has been a strong,

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strong team member this week. She

was of course the fifth player in

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Sochi, when Team GB won the bronze

medal.

When I interviewed the team

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after their defeat to Sweden in the

semifinal yesterday I said to

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Lauren, you do not know how this

feels. I did not mean she had not

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been there, but she had not been on

the ice in Sochi. She would have

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felt it in Sochi, but not in the

same way I am sure in that match

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against Sweden.

That was a little

bit fortunate. She has rolled it

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behind the centre guard.

That worked

out really well. Remember when we

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said about the Hamilton shot and I

said if they win the gold medal, and

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they did, I said they will be play

the whole match in front of family

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and be saying, you did not mean to

do that? No, they will be saying, of

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course I did.

The cheeky shot that

caught a high guard. And it rolls

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down and eventually helped them

secure some of the shots.

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PLAYER: The only other thing you can

do is a similar shot to Lauren.

Even

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if we do this.

OK.

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if we do this.

OK.

What Eve is

doing, she wants to hit the second

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yellow stone. She is saying if it is

tight and we end up coming onto that

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guard, she does not minor. The

weight is important. Just catching

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the first guard. It is not in the

house. If they catch it on the way

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in, hopefully the red will still

roll into the house but the primary

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target is the second red just at the

top of the house.

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All the time looking to create.

2:05:282:05:29

I think we are going to catch the

high one. Yes.

Slow slowdown.

Just a

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little bit heavy and it will go

through the back.

They caught the

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guard quite a bit, as well. At some

point, that is fine, when you have

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not got anything out of the shot. I

know why you say that is fine.

It is

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to keep your confidence up. Fine

would have been the nice little hit

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and a roll across to the side.

It is a different type of

2:06:172:06:24

psychology. You want to be positive

but you also have to recognise when

2:06:242:06:30

a bad shot is a bad shot. You will

not emphasise it by saying it is

2:06:302:06:36

bad, but I am sure inside they know.

It is just trying to keep supporting

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each other. Again a roll-out from

Japan. Another opportunity for Vicki

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Adams.

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There is a high yellow guard. If we

can catch the yellow in the house

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and a little bit of a roll, that

would be good. That is very nice.

2:07:042:07:10

That is better from Vicki.

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Just building an opportunity here.

Would love to get the two. We are in

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the house, behind the guard.

Yoshida.

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Trying to run back against that red.

She has got it.

Perfect. She

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replaces it. Well. A little raise of

the hand from Chinami Yoshida.

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Perfect.

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PLAYER: if we are doing it this way,

we are jamming over here.

If you

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leave another yellow in there, if it

sticks...

Just leave the centre,

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that is all. What do you like?

The

first, the run to try and get a

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blank.

The yellow is really high. If

you are confident with your weight,

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it is a great opportunity to create

the two. You need to sit somewhere

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in the eight foot.

At some point

they have to believe in themselves

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to make the shot.

It was like

earlier with Nicholas, he did not go

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out to win the game, he tried not to

lose. I think you have to take these

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opportunities.

It is pulling hard

already. She might be passed. She

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is. Because they swept it hard,

where will it stop? They needed it

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to sit.

Not bad. That is a good

attempt. Unfortunately for us, it

2:09:092:09:16

has gone

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has gone behind the T-line, so Japan

can follow that.

This shot is always

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helpful.

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She has played very well so far,

Yoshida, the older of the two

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sisters. A calm delivery.

2:09:392:09:42

I think she might catch... She did

as well.

The crowd will applaud

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that. There you go!

2:09:582:10:06

that. There you go! Where can Eve

put her stone now? She has the

2:10:092:10:12

chance to use this one. We still

have three to go.

We want to try to

2:10:122:10:21

get half of that and roll across to

the left as you see on the picture,

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try to separate the stones. They

will both be behind the T-line, but

2:10:262:10:31

we need to get rid of the yellow

first. This is sitting high on the

2:10:312:10:40

line. I think she will try to get

enough of it, but will she stay in

2:10:402:10:45

the house?

No. A pity the back red

was not closer, it could have helped

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it to stay.

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it to stay. Sadly, Anna missing an

opportunity. Still have the red

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toxins. The second yellow just got

moved to the side slightly. They can

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see more of it now.

This is a good

opportunity now for Fujisawa to get

2:11:102:11:21

one in there and sit on the teeline.

Even if Anna had made the shot they

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were still that shot left for Japan.

Just the little momentum swings just

2:11:332:11:38

now. If you do not fulfil your shot

to the best of your ability.

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Once it crosses the centre line, it

moves.

A lot. It has a good chance.

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Just tap sit back. -- taps it. A

pretty good shot.

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pretty good shot.

If we can try to

catch as much

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catch as much of the nose, maybe a

fraction to the right-hand side of

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the nose.

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Have to be careful of the line. You

have to throw well enough on the

2:12:312:12:37

right-hand side of the centre line

and let it come across. If you

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overthrow it, you see what Anna's

did.

The weight is crucial. She

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cannot have too much weight. It

needs enough. A little bit less ice

2:12:502:12:59

from Anna Sloan. See if Eve can get

something going. In the fifth end.

2:12:592:13:10

Half a chance to get a two but it

needs an excellent shot. Set it up

2:13:102:13:18

with this first one. It has to skirt

past the second yellow. This has a

2:13:182:13:23

chance, a great chance. Well, it is

a nice shot. It was almost there and

2:13:232:13:32

a little bit more, the red would've

tucked in and the yellow go further

2:13:322:13:37

back. Almost perfect. The line was

good, it lacked extra, not much. It

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caught the angle right and

everything.

2:13:482:13:55

everything. Great Britain lying the

one.

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one. Could have been almost two,

which would have been a marvellous

2:14:032:14:06

situation to be in.

She will follow

this in. Still a difficult shot,

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because she needs to be sitting on

the nose of it. If she bounces off

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it, we have a good opportunity to

pick up our two.

It is almost

2:14:202:14:28

identical, the line. Pulling hard.

I

am not sure she will get past the

2:14:282:14:36

second, oh, she house. A wonderful

shot.

-- she house. Just a little

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tap back.

Those are the shots she

played in the semifinal the other

2:14:452:14:50

day. She is a wonderful draw shot

player.

Eve needs to be aware of

2:14:502:14:58

what she is up against, Fujisawa

with these nice draws, she is always

2:14:582:15:04

capable of making it. It was a nice

weight.

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The only thing you can say is that

Eve played this. She

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The only thing you can say is that

Eve played this. She just needs to

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catch that yellow a little bit just

on the inside. Nudge it back a few

2:15:162:15:21

inches and stay...

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inches and stay... This is another

delicate little shot.

She has to

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play the right weight, just a tiny

edge of that yellow to push it to

2:15:322:15:36

the side but keep her shooter in.

With less weight it's going to turn

2:15:362:15:41

more at the end. This one is

definitely got a bit more weight on

2:15:412:15:46

it, more than Fujisawa's had. She's

got a chance here. Pass the first

2:15:462:15:53

one, past the second one. Needs to

nudge that. That's unlucky. That's

2:15:532:15:58

very unlucky. Gets one but not two.

A very good shot from Eve Muirhead.

2:15:582:16:06

Not quite the result she wanted but

she picks up one.

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So that's it after five ends, Great

Britain lead by one. It's a tight

2:16:172:16:24

affair, not much quarter being given

by either team.

2:16:242:16:30

by either team. CLARE BALDING: we

will be back with the curling

2:16:332:16:37

shortly. There are some changes in

the TV schedule. On BBC One we will

2:16:372:16:42

be on air and till 2pm. The news

will follow that and Hazel will have

2:16:422:16:46

more highlights from 2:15pm. At 4pm

it's Scotland versus England in the

2:16:462:16:54

Calcutta Cup clash from Murrayfield.

Football Focus is on BBC Two right

2:16:542:17:03

now. We'll be back with the curling

shortly. Eve Muirhead and her team

2:17:032:17:07

looking to try and win a bronze

medal for a second Winter Olympics

2:17:072:17:12

running. Team GB have been

celebrating success banks to Billy

2:17:122:17:16

Morgan. -- thanks to Billy Morgan.

We have a very, very big day for you

2:17:162:17:26

today. The final of men's big air.

Billy Morgan I think going to go for

2:17:262:17:33

the front side 1440 triple cork. If

he lands this he is well within the

2:17:332:17:38

medal scores.

He needs to go

stratospheric.

Come on Billy Morgan!

2:17:382:17:47

Frontside triple 14.

2:17:472:17:52

Frontside triple 14. Billy Morgan!

Yes! Billy Morgan with the double

2:17:522:17:56

grab frontside triple 14. That is

absolutely huge!

Oh my goodness.

2:17:562:18:04

Billy Morgan moves into bronze medal

position and it is a long and

2:18:042:18:11

nervous wait. The whole of the UK

now needs to watch this jump through

2:18:112:18:15

their eyes. He's gone! Billy Morgan

has got a bronze medal!

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Congratulations, Billy. CLARE

BALDING: that bronze medal for Billy

2:18:252:18:30

Morgan means that Pyeongchang 2018

is the most successful Winter

2:18:302:18:33

Olympics of all time for the British

team thanks to these five. Lizzy

2:18:332:18:38

Yarnold who defended her skeleton

title to become Britain's's

2:18:382:18:43

first-ever double gold medallist at

the Winter Olympics. The hind live

2:18:432:18:49

the taking bronze, Laura Deas taking

bronze meaning Britain filled two

2:18:492:18:52

spots on the podium for the first

time. Team GB's first medal of these

2:18:522:19:01

games was won by Dom Parsons, the

first male skeleton medallist for 70

2:19:012:19:06

years. And the youngest member of

the team delivered one of the best

2:19:062:19:11

results, a bronze for Izzy Atkin in

ski slopestyle. Passing that record

2:19:112:19:19

British medal mark earlier today,

Billy Morgan soaring into the sky to

2:19:192:19:24

take the bronze in the big air. This

was receiving his bronze medal. He

2:19:242:19:28

said I'm 28 and I've maxed the limit

of what my body can be scared about.

2:19:282:19:33

It's the best feeling, the payoff

after you do something you're scared

2:19:332:19:37

of. You put the fear to one side

knowing if he landed badly it would

2:19:372:19:43

all be over, but he didn't. He made

it and these five have set the pace

2:19:432:19:50

for the most successful British

Winter Olympic team ever.

2:19:502:19:54

Congratulations to all of them. The

question is, can Eve Muirhead make

2:19:542:19:58

Congratulations to all of them. The

question is, can Eve Muirhead make

2:19:582:19:59

it six medals from the same games?

It's been a tight start to the

2:19:592:20:04

bronze medal match against Japan.

Great Britain leading 3-2. What have

2:20:042:20:08

you made of it?

Very much a cagey

affair. Both teams making some

2:20:082:20:16

mistakes and probably a sign of some

nerves.

DEC tell-tale signs and can

2:20:162:20:21

you tell if someone is feeling it?

-- do

2:20:212:20:25

you tell if someone is feeling it?

-- do you see tell-tale signs?

I

2:20:252:20:29

think so. The way they are

communicating, just the way they are

2:20:292:20:32

talking. Not quite the communication

we've seen previously.

These

2:20:322:20:42

athletes work on high-pressure

situations, like curling for an

2:20:432:20:48

Olympic medal, you can either be

your best friend or worst enemy. Eve

2:20:482:20:54

is familiar with these levels of

stress and she should know how to

2:20:542:20:57

deal with them.

They've done a huge

amount of work behind the scene 's

2:20:572:21:01

and their ability to deal with that

stress and they'll be talking about

2:21:012:21:07

that as to the next five ends going

forward.

That's Glenn Howard, their

2:21:072:21:12

Canadian coach. He came into the

British curling set up to try and

2:21:122:21:16

help them build on what they are

doing. They have the advantage of

2:21:162:21:18

the hammer on the odd ends. They are

trying to get a situation... It was

2:21:182:21:25

interesting early on that Eve was

trying to blank the third end to

2:21:252:21:29

give her self chance of getting two

on next. Didn't quite manage it.

Not

2:21:292:21:35

quite but they've stayed in control.

They are ahead in the game. The

2:21:352:21:40

biggest thing for me now is that

they have to make sure that they can

2:21:402:21:45

deal with the pressure. That's the

biggest skill of all, especially in

2:21:452:21:49

curling. It's the ability to deal

with the pressure, especially now

2:21:492:21:55

it's the medal games and these last

few ends when every single shot

2:21:552:21:58

really matters. We are talking about

millimetres. We just need to focus

2:21:582:22:03

on what they are doing and work

really hard as a team.

Will be back

2:22:032:22:07

shortly but let's take this

opportunity to bring you up-to-date

2:22:072:22:10

on all the headlines so far on this

penultimate day of the Winter

2:22:102:22:15

Olympics. Britain are out of medal

contention at the halfway stage of

2:22:152:22:18

the four-man bob. The German team

lead

2:22:182:22:25

lead the way with the GB sleds 17th

and 18th. They weren't helped by

2:22:262:22:31

having to change their runners. Both

threads seem unlikely to match the

2:22:312:22:36

eighth place finish achieved by the

British women. In the inaugural

2:22:362:22:40

Alpine ski team event the GB team

knocked out the USA but with then

2:22:402:22:49

eliminated by Norway. The gold medal

eventually won by Switzerland who

2:22:492:22:53

beat Austria in the final. Ester

Ledecka has become the first woman

2:22:532:22:57

to win gold in two different sports

at the same Winter Olympics. She

2:22:572:23:03

wanted a's snowboard giant slalom

week after her shock victory on skis

2:23:032:23:06

in the Super-G. The USA began the

men's curling competition ranked 13

2:23:062:23:11

in the world but they clinched gold

today beating the world number one

2:23:112:23:16

Sweden. That amazing shot from the

skip pulling it off to take five and

2:23:162:23:21

they beat 10-7. The Russian

bobsleigh pilot has admitted an

2:23:212:23:29

anti-doping violation and being

disqualified from the Winter

2:23:292:23:35

Olympics. She tested positive for a

banned heart medication two days

2:23:352:23:40

before her race in which she ended

12. The second athlete from the OAR

2:23:402:23:46

to test positive and be expelled

from these games. The first of them

2:23:462:23:50

in curling which is very rare. Let's

hand you back to the early stages of

2:23:502:24:01

the sixth end. It's very, very

tight. COMMENTATOR: It is, one shot

2:24:012:24:09

in it with Great Britain leading

3-2. You left us that the figure end

2:24:092:24:14

of the half-time break. A few stones

in this sick end and you can see

2:24:142:24:18

their Great Britain have won in on

the button there. A couple of stones

2:24:182:24:24

upfront which have been removed

since then. We were listening to

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Glenn Howard chatting to the

winning's team at half-time, and the

2:24:292:24:35

strategy was to force the one, blank

the seventh and get the hammer in

2:24:352:24:39

the eighth and tenth. I've heard

that before but it's easier said

2:24:392:24:42

than done.

2:24:422:24:47

than done. Just a little nick there.

Those are the Little Mix that, when

2:24:492:24:54

they start going against you, can

really punish you -- little nicks.

2:24:542:25:01

That one catches and runs all the

way through.

2:25:012:25:08

way through. Still plenty of stones

to come in this end but that's

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little advantage to Great Britain.

We haven't got many stones in play

2:25:132:25:17

here.

2:25:172:25:22

here.

Two, I can count them. So not

many.

Vicki Adams...

2:25:222:25:29

many.

Vicki Adams...

Did we notice

what they had at half-time today,

2:25:312:25:35

what it bananas and oranges?

It was.

They would have been specially

2:25:352:25:44

prepared by Kelly Schafer. That is

part of your job as the player.

Peel

2:25:442:25:48

the orange and cut the banana?

Match

the stones, carry the brushes... Cut

2:25:482:25:55

the fruit. And support the team,

most of all. A huge role, fifth man,

2:25:552:26:02

actually.

2:26:022:26:12

As it stands at the moment I don't

think we'll be forcing the one here.

2:26:142:26:22

And the option of blanking with

Japan but they don't really want to

2:26:222:26:27

blank this end. With Great Britain

still leading, they would have the

2:26:272:26:33

hammer in seven and nine. They'll

want to try and get their score in

2:26:332:26:38

here. That read out on the wing is

still in play. Might well figure

2:26:382:26:45

later on. We've seen the white

stones come into play. Even though

2:26:452:26:55

it looks as though they aren't going

to. In the very first end, remember

2:26:552:27:00

the one sitting on the side, it

ended up with Eve making a little

2:27:002:27:07

error and just picking up one. She

was trying to blank. A quiet start

2:27:072:27:16

so far to the second half of this

match. Just following in the same

2:27:162:27:21

frame of the type of play we've seen

so far in this cagey affair for the

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bronze medal.

2:27:252:27:30

If either of these teams want to

have that medal, they are both going

2:27:362:27:40

to have to maybe step it up a

little. David Murdoch was right when

2:27:402:27:46

he said it's a bit cagey, no one

really am willing to take the game

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on at the minute.

2:27:492:27:55

Now that this end is halfway

through, there's probably no point

2:27:572:28:03

for Great Britain, they are going to

play the simple shots, keep

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everything in the sense of the house

there.

2:28:072:28:15

there.

I think the difference

between this and how that Sweden

2:28:152:28:20

match started, it was 3-3 at

halfway. The hammer had gone to

2:28:202:28:27

Sweden but we are always trying to

catch up and stay with Sweden in

2:28:272:28:33

that match. At least we've got our

noses ahead here. It's only one

2:28:332:28:38

shot, that's the first time we've

gone over that side...

We were

2:28:382:28:44

looking for that.

Using that stone,

and a little laugh. She's had a few

2:28:442:28:49

of them, hasn't she?

It's nice to

see people enjoying themselves.

2:28:492:28:55

That's what sport is all about. It

becomes very serious when it's your

2:28:552:28:59

job, so nobody would not want to see

the last and the fun. That inspires

2:28:592:29:08

people and it makes me happy. I

think sport is something you should

2:29:082:29:12

do for the love of it. And for the

passion.

Until you get to the

2:29:122:29:19

Olympic Games and you're a medal

contender and then it becomes very

2:29:192:29:23

serious stuff indeed.

It certainly

does, especially when you've got a

2:29:232:29:26

nation falling behind you.

2:29:262:29:34

nation falling behind you.

That's

better from Eve.

2:29:352:29:44

This week at the curling I've been

really inspired by many, many

2:29:452:29:50

competitors out there. The mixed

doubles, what great fun it was, and

2:29:502:29:54

especially someone like Matt

Hamilton today winning the men's

2:29:542:29:58

Olympic gold medal. I listened to

his interview and somebody said

2:29:582:30:01

you're the joke in the team and he

said, I only play this game because

2:30:012:30:05

I enjoy it and I want everyone to

see how much I enjoy it. I think

2:30:052:30:09

that inspires people to think they

could have a go at it.

2:30:092:30:22

You said you have been inspired,

what sport are you taking up?

I can

2:30:262:30:32

see you at halfpipe!

Snowboard

cross? I still curl for seniors but

2:30:322:30:40

I struggle with my bowl. I think I

will take up bowls.

A summer sport.

2:30:402:30:52

There was no bowls this week!

2:30:522:30:58

There was no bowls this week!

May be

bowls. I think I once told Katherine

2:31:012:31:05

Grainger I would take up bowls and

she said she would hold me to it.

2:31:052:31:11

Keep an eye on me if I do it.

Just

wants to sit here. And try to induce

2:31:112:31:23

the mistake from Japan.

She rolled

it back into the centre, which means

2:31:232:31:30

for Japan to hit this and roll out,

she has more of the house to roll

2:31:302:31:35

across. You might get a mistake from

her.

We would like her to make the

2:31:352:31:43

mistake Eve made and give up the

one. Britain happy to force the one

2:31:432:31:47

here. Wants to hit the red and roll

out and carry a hammer into the next

2:31:472:31:56

end. Going pretty straight.

2:31:562:32:05

end. Going pretty straight. Just

enough. Just straightened up. We

2:32:052:32:09

thought for a little while they

might be in bother but she manages

2:32:092:32:15

to get out so a blanked end and

Great Britain retain the lead. The

2:32:152:32:23

hammer stays with Japan into the

seventh. That is not bad, it means

2:32:232:32:27

Great Britain could well have the

hammer in the final end, if we score

2:32:272:32:32

through the next three. It needs

something to happen. I know I have

2:32:322:32:38

said this, but just... It is a match

which, well I have said it before, I

2:32:382:32:47

know it is a Saturday, but it is

like a 0-0 draw, I know it is not

2:32:472:32:54

0-0, but you know what I mean.

Both

teams feeling each other out. We

2:32:542:32:59

have just come off the back of what

was an extraordinary men's gold

2:32:592:33:05

medal match, which had some

fantastic shotmaking with lots of

2:33:052:33:10

stones in play, drama.

Worthy of a

gold match. The underdog, if you

2:33:102:33:17

like, came through. Always a great

sporting story when that happens.

2:33:172:33:21

John Schuster and his team. Not

fancied by anybody to do

2:33:212:33:29

particularly well, and even after

six matches here, they lost four,

2:33:292:33:34

could not afford to lose any more.

They went on a winning streak that

2:33:342:33:39

saw them go through to the gold

medal. We try again.

2:33:392:33:44

Lauren Gray again. 94%, so far

today. Very good.

2:33:482:33:56

The younger of the year she'd

sisters.

2:34:032:34:10

sisters. -- Yoshida sisters.

We are

trying to force Japan into the

2:34:122:34:17

centre by placing the short centre

guard.

2:34:172:34:27

A good response. Eve would like

Lauren to draw in on the top of

2:34:282:34:36

that. We are going to see some

stones in here. If Lauren can be

2:34:362:34:45

really accurate. That will force the

issue a little bit.

2:34:452:34:53

You feel it is tense in the crowd,

you feel they are absorbed by what

2:34:532:34:58

they are watching.

2:34:582:34:59

Hard sweeping from Anna Sloan and

Vicki Adams. Wanting to get it top

2:35:062:35:16

of the yellow.

That is good, the

girls swept that well.

2:35:162:35:26

We will see something similar from

Japan and as I said, we are going to

2:35:302:35:34

get some stones in play. It will

follow a similar route down.

2:35:342:35:44

Try to sit on top of the red.

2:35:442:35:51

They are working this hard.

Suzuki

is joining in. It will overcome --

2:35:512:36:08

over curl a little.

2:36:082:36:14

over curl a little. PLAYER:

It looks like just high.

An inch.

2:36:142:36:20

Vicki Adams, this is a shot she

likes playing.

2:36:202:36:25

Driving her own red shot into the

pack in the house. It looks a little

2:36:312:36:37

high.

2:36:372:36:37

PLAYER:

That is fine, yes.

That is fine.

2:36:502:36:56

More support for each other.

2:36:562:37:03

A good call would be for Japan to

hit the high yellow onto the red,

2:37:102:37:18

onto the yellow, almost split them

and give them space between them to

2:37:182:37:23

make it harder for Great Britain to

remove all of them, or at least two.

2:37:232:37:27

I think they are discussing perhaps

sitting on top of those. Yes, that

2:37:272:37:33

will go that way, that will go that

way, that is what we should do.

2:37:332:37:38

Decision made.

2:37:382:37:45

Decision made.

Suzuki has already

headed back. I do not think she

2:37:452:37:48

needs to sit in the centre. Japan

have a hammer and can afford to hit

2:37:482:37:54

the high yellow, I want to save the

left-hand side, and roll across to

2:37:542:38:01

the other side, separating shots.

2:38:012:38:09

Yumi Suzuki only paying 60% at the

moment for Team Japan.

On the draw,

2:38:212:38:28

I do not think I have seen anybody

as low as 38% in the competition.

2:38:282:38:33

Just a gentle tap.

She has finished

up in a nice position. I know I said

2:38:432:38:57

I thought she should open it up. If

Great Britain try to hit these, we

2:38:572:39:04

will lose our red.

A board meeting

called here by the chairman.

2:39:042:39:08

Everybody coming down.

2:39:082:39:16

Everybody coming down.

Fernandes we

might not leave this. I think that

2:39:162:39:19

is what we do. -- play a

2:39:192:39:21

PLAYER:

The front and the back one, if we

2:39:252:39:28

can. We probably want to hold the

shooter. This will spring more than

2:39:282:39:36

the shooter.

2:39:362:39:41

Playing peel weight here.

2:39:522:39:59

She did say she would try to hold

the shooter.

2:40:062:40:13

the shooter. If it is thin it will

not be possible. Let's see how they

2:40:152:40:19

separate.

2:40:192:40:24

separate. That is a good shot. It

has opened it up nicely, indeed. A

2:40:242:40:29

good shot. The British team members,

you can see Glen Muirhead. I think

2:40:292:40:36

they are all up there. I saw

2:40:362:40:44

they are all up there. I saw the two

Kyles earlier on.

2:40:462:40:48

After those early stones, just

starting to build up. That one shot

2:40:582:41:05

from Vicki Adams. Back to just one

Japanese stone. They will try to

2:41:052:41:11

come across the other side of the

house. They have the hammer. Nothing

2:41:112:41:16

out front for them at the moment.

2:41:162:41:23

PLAYER:

Throw normal, just normal.

OK.

2:41:282:41:40

This is the scrap for the bronze

medal and it is a scrap at the

2:41:432:41:46

moment.

2:41:462:41:47

Anna Sloan looking to just move off

this yellow. It would be nice to be

2:41:562:42:05

close to the other yellow. PLAYER:

Good job.

That is fine. Unfortunate,

2:42:052:42:16

the girls thought it was a little

high and did not sweep it enough and

2:42:162:42:20

then they did not get the roll they

were looking for, but there was good

2:42:202:42:26

communication. We heard Vicki saying

thin double, but they did leave it.

2:42:262:42:36

Chinami Yoshida.

2:42:362:42:42

Watch this. Just jams the red.

Spring is the other yellow out. The

2:42:422:42:55

red is in a handy position than it

was. Absolutely nothing to work with

2:42:552:43:05

out front for Japan.

2:43:052:43:06

This will all pull close to the

centre line.

2:43:182:43:29

That is an opportunity for Japan to

use it as a nest and sit in it. She

2:43:322:43:39

really needed to hit and stick

across on the other side to keep

2:43:392:43:43

them separated.

This is another big

chance for Japan.

2:43:432:43:55

Three stones left for them. As

Jackie was saying, a nice target to

2:43:562:44:01

come up against with the two reds.

Britain would love to force the one

2:44:012:44:10

here, get the hammer in the eighth

for two ahead.

2:44:102:44:16

She said this a little light? --

sent this.

Going to have to work it

2:44:222:44:32

hard but they just want to sit right

in the pack, not any bounce.

It was

2:44:322:44:39

well swept again. A little light but

at least the sweepers can work with

2:44:392:44:43

it.

2:44:432:44:48

it. Very thin to get it out.

We have

to be careful we do not jam it.

2:44:502:45:06

Lauren comes to have a look.

2:45:062:45:17

Well, this is going to be a

difficult shot to make. She's going

2:45:232:45:31

to try and catch the inside of that

yellow and squeeze it past the red.

2:45:312:45:38

As Jackie was saying, she doesn't

want to jam it onto the red and

2:45:382:45:41

catch it too thick here. Now Eve is

having another thought.

We need a

2:45:412:45:52

little bit inside, but I don't mind

that.

We have decided to go with our

2:45:522:45:58

original thought. As a skip

sometimes the first thought you have

2:45:582:46:04

is the right one. There's a bit of

debating and thought in her mind so

2:46:042:46:11

lets that she concentrates on the

shot.

It was interesting Eve asked

2:46:112:46:18

Lauren to have a look, almost as if

she's not trusting herself at this

2:46:182:46:25

point. I'm sure she is.

She needs to

catch a tiny edge of it... That's

2:46:252:46:38

fine, that's all that was needed.

That was good. Didn't want to leave

2:46:382:46:42

that yellow in there.

2:46:422:46:47

that yellow in there. But the red is

still sitting.

2:46:482:46:55

Still the option of a blank end for

Japan. Then will be into number

2:47:022:47:10

eight. That was my point about being

one ahead. So crucial...

2:47:102:47:22

one ahead. So crucial... It's not

been a high-scoring match... Two or

2:47:222:47:27

three of them have come from

mistakes. It's gone.

2:47:272:47:37

Great Britain are still trying to

force that one here rather than the

2:47:452:47:49

blank.

2:47:492:47:54

blank. And make it very difficult

for Japan to try and peel it out

2:47:562:48:00

without jamming it on the back one.

That stone has temptingly stayed

2:48:002:48:07

there. They would love to force the

one here. She needs to jam it up

2:48:072:48:15

against that yellow so it can't

really be moved. She needs to be

2:48:152:48:19

absolutely perfect hair.

2:48:192:48:25

absolutely perfect hair. Where's it

going? That is a cracking shot from

2:48:252:48:28

Eve Muirhead. Now then, Fujisawa

heads down the other end. She's got

2:48:282:48:36

to come onto the other side of the

red. She wants to blank the end here

2:48:362:48:43

if she can. She wants to move the

red, make sure it goes.

2:48:432:48:54

red, make sure it goes. She has to

get this just right. Move the red,

2:48:542:49:00

it's not going to be easy here, and

leave the house with her own stone.

2:49:002:49:05

Plenty of weight on here. As much as

she can. Has she does -- has she

2:49:052:49:13

done it? She has. Very good from

Fujisawa. Great Britain still lead

2:49:132:49:21

this and that's another end gone.

Three to go but it means Japan will

2:49:212:49:25

have the hammer in the eighth and

possibly the tenth. They won't if

2:49:252:49:29

they keep blanking ends. They have

to score at some point. A couple of

2:49:292:49:36

good shots there in the latter

stages from the British team, Eve

2:49:362:49:42

Muirhead now, although her stats say

only 73%, I think she's been playing

2:49:422:49:48

reasonably well. It is for the

taking still. But lovely smile from

2:49:482:49:58

Fujisawa.

2:49:582:50:03

Family members at the back. They'll

be nervous now, every end that goes

2:50:102:50:17

by. They desperately want to win the

bronze medal, to have something to

2:50:172:50:22

go home with. After the huge

disappointment of not getting

2:50:222:50:25

through to the final. No Canada in

the medal matches, and you would

2:50:252:50:35

have been so happy if someone had

told you that before this

2:50:352:50:39

competition, that Canada wouldn't be

in the final four. You'd think yes,

2:50:392:50:43

that gives us a brilliant

opportunity festival to get into the

2:50:432:50:47

final and then to win the gold

medal, but it wasn't to be. This is

2:50:472:50:52

as good as it can be, when the

bronze. Emulates what happened in

2:50:522:50:58

Sochi.

2:50:582:51:06

One of these teams, you just want

them to go and win it. It's been so

2:51:222:51:29

cagey. OK, the odd good shot forces

be issued to the other team, and you

2:51:292:51:35

don't want to take too many risks.

You don't but sometimes you've just

2:51:352:51:45

got to take the bull by the horns,

be prepared to face the challenge. I

2:51:452:51:55

just worry at the moment it's a cat

and mouse game.

The danger is you

2:51:552:52:05

get to close to the end to respond.

One team gets a big score in and end

2:52:052:52:10

it's too late to respond now.

I

realise you don't want to get sucked

2:52:102:52:17

into the opposition's type of game,

but we don't have the hammer and

2:52:172:52:24

it's maybe the fact that Japan

really need to take it on a little

2:52:242:52:29

bit more.

I would say that. At this

point, as good as Japan have played,

2:52:292:52:35

they have to score. They've got to

score in a way which gives them...

2:52:352:52:40

If they don't score here, they've

got a hammer in the ninth. No score

2:52:402:52:47

again. It's not doing them any good

not getting a score. We've had to

2:52:472:52:51

blank dens -- two blanked ends. I'm

not sure we seen as tense affair as

2:52:512:53:03

this one all week in terms of

scoring and the cagey nature of it.

2:53:032:53:09

I'm trying to say not been anything

other than engaging, enthralling. If

2:53:092:53:16

this had been a round robin match

we'd be thinking, come on.

It's

2:53:162:53:20

because it is a medal match and

there is tension. It's because both

2:53:202:53:24

teams are desperate to get this game

finished and when it.

That camera is

2:53:242:53:31

above the button. Why is right above

that stone, it may just be nibbling.

2:53:312:53:46

We see Japan trying to use the

corner on their foot. She almost

2:53:462:53:52

gave that too much ice. I don't

think she's going to hide at all in

2:53:522:54:00

here.

No.

2:54:002:54:07

here.

No. Eve asking for a little

hit and roll. Vicki Adams, you can

2:54:092:54:16

see on the draw, only 50%.

2:54:162:54:25

With the exception of Lauren Gray

nobody is shooting the lights out

2:54:272:54:30

here, that's for sure.

2:54:302:54:36

here, that's for sure.

Taking its

time.

Sadly rolls across a little

2:54:362:54:42

too much, but a good try from Vicki

Adams.

2:54:422:54:49

A real nailbiter, this one.

2:54:552:55:01

You have to hold your nerve.

Suzuki

with the opportunity to play a nice

2:55:072:55:17

controlled weight, catch the top one

and roll across behind her corner

2:55:172:55:21

guard. She probably won't be in the

house but it will be a double corner

2:55:212:55:26

they can hopefully use...

It's not a

double corner but she takes one.

2:55:262:55:34

We've still got one in there. There

are a couple of yellows.

2:55:342:55:45

Great Britain deciding to come in

behind these two high yellows. That

2:55:592:56:04

down to Anna Sloan.

2:56:042:56:10

down to Anna Sloan.

If this has got

enough on it, the line is pretty

2:56:102:56:14

good. They've stopped sweeping, they

want to try and get it in around

2:56:142:56:20

that guard. Now they need to sweep

it round. It's going to stop. I just

2:56:202:56:25

thought it was a little light.

2:56:252:56:32

We've never seen, well, we haven't

seen enough of the Anna Sloan smile.

2:56:342:56:41

You know, when she plays good shots

and she's really happy. Not enough

2:56:412:56:47

this week. Certainly not in the

latter stages.

When she smiles, her

2:56:472:56:52

eyes just light up.

2:56:522:57:02

This really needs to come a bit

more... She's going to get both of

2:57:032:57:10

them. She has as well. It's not

taken it fully out but...!

It is not

2:57:102:57:17

the first time she's done that.

She's the one with the flashing

2:57:172:57:20

smile.

2:57:202:57:28

smile.

She just overthrew that but

she got a look in. A good result,

2:57:282:57:34

her skipper kept an eye on it all

the way down.

Anna Sloan.

2:57:342:57:42

Now, will that just sit? It might

do. Just hang on. It spins back in.

2:57:522:57:58

It spins back in.

That could be

important. It's always good to have

2:57:582:58:05

2-3 in there. As we get down to skip

stones. Still those two guards out

2:58:052:58:11

in front.

Japan have got the hammer

and they shouldn't be bothered by

2:58:112:58:14

these back reds at all. They are

behind the team line. She's got two

2:58:142:58:20

corners, she can easily bring one in

-- the T-line.

2:58:202:58:29

Now, what is she playing here?

Is

that enough ice to come in?

She

2:58:342:58:45

might be trying to tap the yellow

in.

Unusual...

If she gets two in

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she can put her yellow in behind the

corner and roll in across as well.

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She can fulfil two shots with one

stone. That's what she's done.

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That's a nice attempt. She's happy

with that.

Clever little shocked.

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That's completely changed the end.

Clever shot. That's the first time

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we've seen someone really make a

move to score well.

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What response can Eve Muirhead come

up with here? The first one is...

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Does she think she can get both?

I'm

not sure, you have to be really

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careful. If you try and catch the

inside of that you may well jam it

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in the back red.

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She wants to hit and roll in that

case.

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case. I think Fujisawa saying the

red at the top is lying shot. It is

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easily removed.

She was to see where

it will go. Fujisawa, if she catches

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this on the nose, it will not be

second shot so she is looking for a

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roll to make sure it is sitting

second shot.

She would like to roll

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writing behind the guard that is out

there. -- right in. Having a look at

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everything except... Those reds at

the back, as well. Just checking

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this to see... If she catches this

right, it will not jam against

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either. LAUGHTER.

Not sure.

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Not sure. All of these shots getting

crucially important. They need to

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get their two. This is a chance for

them. Sweeping early. They need to

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hold the line. They just want to hit

this red and roll over. Pulling

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across the other side. It will miss

the red. She has not even got shot.

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Has she got second shot?

I am sorry,

she has shot the first, I meant

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second. Eve has gone to have a look.

Very close. I did not hear what they

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said. As we look at that, looking at

the one on the right as Eve looks at

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it, is second shot. She is going to

try to come around the other side of

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the guard and roll into the house.

It is key that Eve hits this shot

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and stays in the house. She does not

want to roll out because then it

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would be a simple split on the front

yellow for Japan to get the two. We

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need to hit and stick.

Stay, stay.

The question here is who is lying

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second shot. They have gone to have

another look. It is not the back

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one, I do not think. Surely the

British one on the left.

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British one on the left. She is

saying to move that one.

If you play

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this sensibly you can split the top

yellow. You could hit one off the

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back ones. Britain are lying third

shot, first and third, I think. I

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agree with you.

Good. It is not

often you are right!

I just don't

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let you think I am wrong.

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let you think I am wrong.

There is

more discussion as to whether

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whoever is lying third shot. I think

it is Great Britain. I think the

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yellow at the top is second.

The

split is called.

This is a delicate

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shot. But, the danger with a split,

is the danger she gives up two?

No.

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Why? She wants to try the split.

What they have to remember is the

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first shot and second, so if you do

not get the split, make sure you hit

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the tap and you are guaranteed a

one.

But if the angles is wrong and

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they both go out?

She only has to

move them four, five inches.

I

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understand that. Therefore, she has

to be very delicate. Of course, by

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doing that, it will turn more at the

end.

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I is fixed ahead as she delivers the

stone. Fujisawa desperately trying

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to get her two which would put Japan

in the lead with two ends to go. It

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is over curling. I thought that

might happen. The big swing. It is

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so difficult. That is a good result

for Great Britain. One more goes on

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the scoreboard. It has been

tit-for-tat, one to you, one to me.

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Great Britain will have a hammer.

They have hurt to wait for this to

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happen. We have had two blanked

ends. They themselves could think

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about blanking the ninth and

carrying the hammer into the tenth,

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because it is level. Then they would

only need to score a one in the

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tenth to win. It does not always

work that way. You cannot set out

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from the beginning of the end to

deliberately blanket. You can, but

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the opposition know what you are

trying to do. Would it be a plan to

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blank it?

I think Great Britain

would be happy to blank this.

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At the moment, the scales are tipped

slightly in Great Britain's favour,

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but not much. We have seen often in

curling, one bad shot, one brilliant

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shot, perhaps, and things can

change.

The trouble going down this

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end, we have the hammer. We would

like to blank it put Japan have the

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advantage of starting this off and

they desperately want to force us to

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a one. It is who executes the shots

well in this and it is managing the

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pressure. We heard Dave Murdoch

earlier saying at the end of the

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day, it will be the team that

manages the pressure. And the

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pressure in the last couple of ends

will be extremely high. I think you

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have to have in the back of your

mind, it is just a curling game, a

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match. Pretend you are not at the

Olympics.

That is one way of

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thinking. I am more in the Nicholas

Edinburgh, this is the Olympic

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Games, this is what I came

3:07:263:07:32

Games, this is what I came for --

Edin. I get it, you have to block

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the other things out that this is

the Olympic stage. This is what they

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have been dreaming about. Japan have

not been in this situation. Imagine

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how they are feeling. It is an

opportunity they want to grasp.

3:07:463:07:54

Trying to embrace the situation is

better than pretending it is not

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happening.

Yes.

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happening.

Yes.

We are well aware

not everybody is a curling expert

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and you think if you want to blank

the end, why not get rid of stones

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at the start but the free guard

zone. Stones placed out there cannot

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be moved out of play. You can hit

them, move them around if you want

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to, but they cannot be moved out of

play. Great Britain are here

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putting...

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putting... Is that the pressure? She

has had such a good game so far. We

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could have done with stopping in the

house.

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That is the first stone really that

Lauren, we have been in the

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situation when you are asking Lauren

to put a stone tucked in. Overthrew

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it.

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This is where timing is just

crucial. Play the right shot at the

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right time, you are a hero. Play the

wrong shot at the wrong time and it

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can go all against you.

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This is looking like a nice stone

from Japan. All in the centre line.

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Just setting tee hive.

Eve Muirhead

sensing danger so she will remove

3:09:353:09:45

the guard. -- tee high. Or both.

3:09:453:09:54

One, two, and that is a nice shot

from Vicki Adams. There is still a

3:10:003:10:06

red out there. But that has improved

things from a British perspective.

3:10:063:10:14

Japan perhaps looking to replace the

guard.

3:10:143:10:21

guard.

She is going to try the

guard. Going the other side because

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the red is in the way for getting

onto the centre line.

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Suzuki has had a decent game.

Percentages are not great but she

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was at 38% and since then she has

been much better.

3:10:503:10:58

Wanted it to come across the centre

line and guard the yellow. It has

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lined up again for Vicki.

3:11:063:11:16

lined up again for Vicki. Let's see

if the Pocket Rocket can lift both

3:11:183:11:21

of these. Just got one of them, but

that is fine. They said that before

3:11:213:11:30

you did. That is fine!

3:11:303:11:36

Japan with that yellow. Halfway

through the stones here. Eve just

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trying to work the opportunity.

Would love to get a two. The more

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stones that are played, the less

chance of blanking and end.

Japan

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could be putting one sitting in

front of the back red because if

3:12:073:12:12

they are lying two shots in the

house, they are forcing Great

3:12:123:12:16

Britain to take the one and giving

Japan the hammer. They are playing

3:12:163:12:24

the shots. If you play the shot you

have called for, is great, if you do

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not, it is all wrong. They could

come to that back one. They could do

3:12:313:12:39

later, they are playing cagey at the

moment.

Not many stones left. Anna

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Sloan will take the yellow away

again.

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If you come to the back one, you

leave Britain the opportunity of

3:12:553:13:00

hitting the yellow and a red in

behind the red would make it

3:13:003:13:04

difficult for you, so this is

probably the right shot at the

3:13:043:13:09

moment, but at some point, I think

they will make a play.

If we get

3:13:093:13:16

these two trading, I suspect

Fujisawa, with her first stone, will

3:13:163:13:24

look to do that. Otherwise...

Starting to give Great Britain a

3:13:243:13:31

good chance of a two. Another guard.

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Just on the centre line. A bit of an

angle, better angle, excuse me. Can

3:13:433:13:52

Anna Sloan maybe get both of these?

3:13:523:13:54

Needs to catch it face on almost. It

has a chance. She has done well. She

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has left a red out there but with

Great Britain sitting one. There is

3:14:103:14:16

the smile. Have not seen that enough

recently. A nice double takeout from

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Anna Sloan.

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Anna Sloan. An opportunity

developing. Two stones out in front,

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as well. For maybe... They are not

in great positions and will make

3:14:303:14:37

perhaps life difficult for Eve when

she comes to draw. Now Japan are

3:14:373:14:42

having to think. Where does she want

to put her stone? That has ended up

3:14:423:14:48

in a position, the shot you were

talking about, getting onto the back

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red.

If she takes the back reds a

little bit negative, then Eve has

3:14:533:15:00

the opportunity to ignore it. If

somebody comes around the front

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centre first.

3:15:053:15:11

I dearly, they won't have a blank

here. -- ideally. If they don't have

3:15:193:15:29

a blank, it really depends who plays

the shots.

All sorts of options are

3:15:293:15:37

still available here, as you said.

Everything from a steel from Japan

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but keeping the hammer in the last

half, there'd have to get to. But

3:15:413:15:46

would be a mistake. A blanked end

definitely a possibility still. Good

3:15:463:15:56

game so far from Fujisawa. Trying to

draw in around that red.

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draw in around that red. See if she

can get this on the edge. The red

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circle.

This is a question of who

wants to win the game. She's played

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a really nice shot there. Very nice.

It's nicely in line.

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Eve has decided she's going to run

her own redback, right on the nose

3:16:353:16:39

as she said. She hopes that red will

sit where the yellow one is, pretty

3:16:393:16:44

much knock the yellow out. Great

Britain will have two in. There

3:16:443:16:51

might be a chance for Fujisawa to

take them both after that but that

3:16:513:16:59

might be a difficult shot. Eve

Muirhead, then. Trying to catch this

3:16:593:17:06

pretty much on the nose, her own

red. And run it back onto the

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yellow.

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yellow. No, no, no, no. That's given

her the chance of a blanked end.

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Yes. It's done the job, it's cleared

everything out the house. They had

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to wait for that to come.

Is she

going to walk away and say that's

3:17:333:17:38

what I meant? No. Not going to claim

that one.

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So, a little bit of a lucky break

Eve Muirhead, removing all the

3:17:513:17:56

stones and the chance of a blanked

end. They'll have to score in the

3:17:563:18:02

final bend, -- the final end.

3:18:023:18:13

We have seen in the earlier ends

where we thought we were heading for

3:18:153:18:20

a blanked end, the straightforward

removal of the stone. She's done

3:18:203:18:25

well to get this right in. A bit of

indecision about what to do with

3:18:253:18:30

this.

3:18:303:18:38

One of two things are going to

happen. Either Eve gets the blank or

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she's going to end up sticking this

red in the house. To run back onto

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the yellow and end up with a one.

What would you prefer, the blanked

3:18:503:19:01

end? Your not sure, are you?

I would

prefer a blanked end, but having

3:19:013:19:07

said that even if you give away a

one here, you still have the hammer

3:19:073:19:11

going down the last end. Having that

hammer is the key at the moment. If

3:19:113:19:17

they blank this end it would be

great...

Oh, Eve!

That's OK, the

3:19:173:19:26

girls will have already discussed

this. They play out these scenarios

3:19:263:19:31

a lot with hammer, without hammer,

one down, one up. I think having the

3:19:313:19:39

last stone advantage in this end,

there is a possibility to pick up

3:19:393:19:43

the two. We haven't exchanged twos

at all in this game. Let's see if we

3:19:433:19:49

can do it in the last end.

3:19:493:19:56

can do it in the last end.

Eve

Muirhead heads down the ice on her

3:19:563:19:59

own. She will take responsibility

whatever happens here. That was

3:19:593:20:04

another mistake from the skip. That

is not the Anna Sloan face we want

3:20:043:20:10

to see.

3:20:103:20:15

to see. It was a nice shot from

Fujisawa which caused Eve again to

3:20:153:20:19

have to make a tricky shot, but a

straight run back at the very least

3:20:193:20:25

just stick for one.

Fujisawa has

been drawing so well. We saw that

3:20:253:20:30

even in their semifinal game against

Korea. She is doing exactly the same

3:20:303:20:34

today.

Our Great Britain going home

with nothing here? It's all on this

3:20:343:20:40

final end. They can get one and then

we go into an extra end.

3:20:403:20:50

we go into an extra end.

We can

create the two and finish it off in

3:20:513:20:54

the last end, but we just have to

wait and see.

When you're trying to

3:20:543:20:58

get your two... She looks a little

forlorn at the moment, Eve Muirhead.

3:20:583:21:06

She needs to pick herself and her

team up and think right, we are one

3:21:063:21:11

down with the hammer in the final

end, we've done this before, we know

3:21:113:21:14

how to get two. You're right, we

haven't had a two in this match at

3:21:143:21:20

all up until this point.

Photographers are starting to

3:21:203:21:25

gather, and they will sit back in

the press centre. They start to

3:21:253:21:33

hover, I hesitate to say like

vultures, but they know the result

3:21:333:21:38

is going to happen one way or the

other. They all come in for the

3:21:383:21:43

final end.

3:21:433:21:50

The 11th match for Great Britain.

They won six in the Round Robin. The

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two crucial matches have been the

semifinal and this one. They lost

3:22:093:22:13

the semifinal, a great win against

Canada at the end of the Round

3:22:133:22:17

Robin. The semifinal against Sweden,

they couldn't find the standard of

3:22:173:22:24

play they had in the second half of

that match against Canada was

3:22:243:22:33

superb, perhaps the best all week.

That's a good effort.

3:22:333:22:41

That's a good effort. Didn't really

play that well yesterday against

3:22:413:22:44

Sweden. It hasn't been great today,

at least it's been a fighting

3:22:443:22:52

performance up until this point. Now

they need to scrap for their lives.

3:22:523:22:59

This bronze medal they so

desperately want.

3:22:593:23:03

I'm not sure Japan should have taken

that shot.

3:23:113:23:18

Good try from Lauren, just trying to

get across there. Doesn't quite

3:23:253:23:27

manage it so going to give Japan a

chance to go the other way.

3:23:273:23:36

Suzuki playing second. Good recovery

from her after a tricky start.

3:23:493:23:58

Nice shot. Just rolled out the other

side, though. And it's beyond the

3:24:023:24:06

T-line.

3:24:063:24:11

T-line. Just enough to put it away

Vicki, says Eve Muirhead.

3:24:133:24:19

So, Vicki, Anna and Eve need to find

some of their best shots of the

3:24:303:24:39

tournament here. They've got to make

everything work for them now.

3:24:393:24:50

It hasn't gone, it's just at the

back there. That red called it a

3:24:533:24:58

little thin.

3:24:583:25:06

It's a long time, for years, to have

to wait to come back and try and

3:25:163:25:19

improve on what you did last time.

It was a brilliant performance to

3:25:193:25:22

win the bronze medal. They got

beaten by Canada, Canada went

3:25:223:25:29

through completely unbeaten through

to the gold medal. Jennifer Jones

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and her team were superb. Britain

were beaten in the semifinal on that

3:25:323:25:36

occasion. Then they came good in the

bronze medal match. That's a good

3:25:363:25:43

shot again. Japan forcing the issue.

I think this time, this bronze medal

3:25:433:25:49

match we said right at the beginning

today was tougher. It's tougher

3:25:493:25:53

because they were closer to winning

the gold medal, or they had a better

3:25:533:25:57

chance. To have to come up against

this Japanese team for whom the

3:25:573:26:10

reward for them is the first ever

curling medal, this winning's team

3:26:103:26:14

have only ever finished fifth.

They've been fed on two occasions.

3:26:143:26:19

-- they've been fifth on two

occasions.

3:26:193:26:30

I think the difference in weight,

she overthrew that. It was a little

3:26:303:26:34

bit heavy. The Japanese girls are

playing that lighter weight.

Four

3:26:343:26:42

stones left. Four stones to save

your medal. Four stones to not go

3:26:423:26:54

home empty-handed. Anyone will take

it to an extra end although Japan

3:26:543:27:04

would then have the hammer in the

extra end -- one would take it to an

3:27:043:27:11

extra end. This end so far isn't

going Britain's way.

3:27:113:27:17

Every single shot... I said a few

minutes ago that the British women

3:27:273:27:31

need to play every shot really well

from here running. It's Japan who

3:27:313:27:35

are doing that.

They did exactly the

same in their semifinal game. They

3:27:353:27:40

seem to be the ones digging in at

moment. We're

3:27:403:27:47

moment. We're still clear up this

front, if Anna Sloan can clear up

3:27:473:27:50

this front, give us an opportunity

to get in here.

3:27:503:28:02

It wasn't far away, there.

That's

been the story of this. Everything's

3:28:053:28:12

not far-away and that's fine. We've

just had not enough shots where

3:28:123:28:17

everyone has gone great, well done,

nailed it.

3:28:173:28:24

nailed it. Time out? Both teams

still haven't used their time out,

3:28:243:28:29

so Japan are the first to go to the

coach.

3:28:293:28:35

There are other ramifications, not

ramifications, but I guess issues

3:28:483:28:54

going forward that could be around

British curling.

3:28:543:29:05

British curling. The medal target

that was set for Team GB certainly

3:29:053:29:09

had a curling medal in there.

Although we've won five medals which

3:29:093:29:17

is a great result for Team GB, we

want to turn it into six. From a

3:29:173:29:23

curling perspective, they wouldn't

want people to be saying curling

3:29:233:29:26

didn't deliver.

3:29:263:29:33

didn't deliver. They've got to find

something here.

3:29:333:29:39

something here.

If you make it

perfect she's probably going to have

3:29:403:29:42

to play a double role.

3:29:423:29:49

If she freezes, you can just blast.

3:29:583:30:08

The coach goes after the discussion.

We try to listen to what he had to

3:30:133:30:17

say and he said he did not want her

to freeze onto this.

3:30:173:30:24

PLAYER:

If they make a play. I think

play for two.

That sounded

3:30:243:30:38

aggressive from Eve Muirhead. "We

Are going to play for two."

3:30:383:30:48

They are going to put the guard on

initially.

3:30:483:30:55

A bit of a break. Has Yoshida

listened and is going to be able to

3:30:583:31:08

play the shot they want. The coach

did not want them to come on top of

3:31:083:31:11

the yellow. This has a long way to

go.

3:31:113:31:22

go.

Is that where they wanted it?

They were wanting to put the guard

3:31:223:31:26

on initially. Not to play the tap

until the skip's first stone.

3:31:263:31:36

until the skip's first stone. Eve

will play aggressively and she will

3:31:363:31:37

want to come around both of them.

Oh. Eve just tripped over the stone!

3:31:373:31:46

You heard Eve saying, we want to go

for the two. They will play

3:31:463:31:52

offensive and come in behind these

two.

Come on, Anna Sloan, now is the

3:31:523:31:58

time. Find your draw weight.

3:31:583:32:09

Has this got a chance? Come round

the second yellow. And then slow,

3:32:093:32:21

curl in and get it right in their --

there. It changes the plan for

3:32:213:32:31

Japan.

It was a great attempt.

3:32:313:32:37

Japan.

It was a great attempt.

Eve,

she heard what the coach said as she

3:32:373:32:41

has changed things up. So that they

cannot follow his initial thoughts.

3:32:413:32:47

We have to say that Fujisawa's draw

has been excellent. She has been

3:32:473:32:57

drawing really well. The pressure is

on now. One and we are into an extra

3:32:573:33:03

end. Two and Great Britain win.

Anything else, the bronze medal goes

3:33:033:33:07

to Japan.

3:33:073:33:12

to Japan. It will come down to Eve's

last stone. She wants to at least

3:33:133:33:18

have the chance to level this, but

she would love the chance of a two.

3:33:183:33:26

This has not been the most energetic

of games but what there has been

3:33:273:33:34

lately is good shots played well.

The skip for Japan kept them alive

3:33:343:33:48

against Korea and almost got them in

the gold medal match. Just enough.

3:33:483:33:53

It sits on the red, though. Great

Britain still lying shot, but that

3:33:533:34:01

yellow will not be easy to move and

they have another one on the

3:34:013:34:06

approach into the four foot. Can Eve

come in on top of that? Is that the

3:34:063:34:12

best ploy?

It looks like she will

try to follow that. They were very

3:34:123:34:24

close to playing a perfect shot.

If

she had got around the yellow and

3:34:243:34:28

got in, as bad as it is.

3:34:283:34:38

got in, as bad as it is.

Just bump

that a little bit. It will be ideal.

3:34:383:34:43

If I play a full tee. I gave Anna

that.

I was right out here.

3:34:433:35:00

that.

I was right out here.

You have

to remember the Japanese stone did

3:35:013:35:04

catch the yellow. You do not want to

take the same ice.

And they are

3:35:043:35:09

going to play that little bit more

weight. They want to make a

3:35:093:35:14

separation so they have an

opportunity with the last stone.

3:35:143:35:26

Thomas is looking nervous, biting

his nails.

3:35:263:35:32

his nails.

I think we are all

nervous for them.

We are sitting

3:35:333:35:39

with our hands...

Sitting on our

hands. It has been, in some ways,

3:35:393:35:48

and attritional campaign. Almost

like this match. At times they have

3:35:483:35:55

looked really good, at other times

not playing at the level they are

3:35:553:35:58

capable of. It did not go their way

in the semifinal and it has been a

3:35:583:36:06

scrap in this bronze medal match and

Eve Muirhead with the penultimate

3:36:063:36:12

stone, trying to give herself the

opportunity of a two. It has to come

3:36:123:36:18

around the second yellow, it has

been a good effort from Eve Muirhead

3:36:183:36:22

but she has tapped her own back. It

is a good shot. It tucked in a

3:36:223:36:28

little bit. She wants the chance to

draw for two at the end.

3:36:283:36:36

That was the most important thing.

Now, Fujisawa is looking, if I come

3:36:423:36:49

in and sit on the red, will I be

shot? She probably will be if she

3:36:493:36:56

rested on it. If she taps it a bit,

probably not. It will come down

3:36:563:37:04

to... I suppose if she did that, Eve

would come back in and tap it a

3:37:043:37:10

little bit more.

I am getting ahead

of myself. She cannot cover all

3:37:103:37:15

options. If she comes into far, it

is easy for Great Britain to tap it

3:37:153:37:22

back. She needs to sit at the front

and force the one but sitting at the

3:37:223:37:27

front, she is leaving the other

side.

If she comes in where she

3:37:273:37:33

suggests on top of the four foot.

Just about where the brush is, not

3:37:333:37:41

right on the centre, just high of

the centre. She needs to sit there.

3:37:413:37:51

I am not sure Eve could touch that

yellow. It would go onto back red.

3:37:513:38:00

If you were not nervous before, you

must be now. I know we are. Surely

3:38:003:38:07

for both sets of players and skips,

a nerve-racking situations. Two

3:38:073:38:14

stone is left to play and Great

Britain trail by one. Fujisawa has

3:38:143:38:21

the chance to perhaps make it so

difficult that Japan could even win

3:38:213:38:26

here.

3:38:263:38:32

here. Vicki can hardly look.

Anna is

chatting to Eve. Japan must be

3:38:323:38:38

careful. She does not want to take

it into the back half. It has to be

3:38:383:38:46

tee high.

Fujisawa has been superb

with the draw all the way through

3:38:463:38:52

the match. What has she delivered

here? Is it a chance for the bronze

3:38:523:39:00

medal, they have never won. This is

turning a lot and might catch the

3:39:003:39:07

yellow. Oh, it goes by. Not quite

enough but it might have blocked the

3:39:073:39:14

way in. Well, as it sits, Great

Britain have a shot. That would tie

3:39:143:39:21

it up, if nothing else happened, if

they walked off the ice now, then we

3:39:213:39:26

have one. And we are tied. And we go

to an extra end. Is there anyway Eve

3:39:263:39:35

Muirhead can get in for two? Is the

back red third shot? No.

3:39:353:39:46

PLAYER:

It looks nice.

3:39:473:39:52

PLAYER:

It looks nice.

Eve is

thinking to come down with a fair

3:39:533:39:56

bit of weight. The yellow onto the

red, which jams against the other

3:39:563:40:01

yellow and the first yellow goes out

and we have two. OK. Right, Eve

3:40:013:40:09

Muirhead, you have seen the shot. We

have seen it. If you make this, it

3:40:093:40:15

is a bronze medal. You get it wrong,

you could give it away. Who would

3:40:153:40:22

want to be playing this stone?

A

great opportunity to finish the game

3:40:223:40:29

off.

This is it right here. Eve

Muirhead, final stone, the bronze

3:40:293:40:41

medal awaits if she can play a shot

to get herself in for two. She has

3:40:413:40:48

to hit the yellow onto the other red

and hope it jams. It has to sit

3:40:483:40:54

right and it is not. Oh, my

goodness. That means the bronze

3:40:543:40:58

medal goes to Japan, their first

ever medal in curling. Eve Muirhead

3:40:583:41:05

had the chance to win it. They were

sitting one, which would have taken

3:41:053:41:11

it to an extra end, she went for the

win, it did not come off. There are

3:41:113:41:20

tears all around. No bronze medal

for Great Britain. Japan can hardly

3:41:203:41:24

believe it. Fujisawa has led the

team brilliantly well. They almost

3:41:243:41:28

made it to the final yesterday and

they have been rewarded with a

3:41:283:41:33

superb bronze medal. Great Britain

will go home empty-handed. Cannot

3:41:333:41:37

believe after all of this, Eve

Muirhead and her team have nothing.

3:41:373:41:45

Final thoughts, Jackie?

3:41:453:41:51

Final thoughts, Jackie? Yes, it was

not an enthralling game. A steady

3:41:513:41:54

game.

3:41:543:41:55

not an enthralling game. A steady

game. I would like to have seen more

3:41:553:41:58

aggression and an offensive game

early on, but that was a difficult

3:41:583:42:02

end. The girls had it, you heard Eve

saying she wanted to go for two. One

3:42:023:42:10

would not satisfy her. She has an

opportunity, she did not execute it.

3:42:103:42:15

Really sad, they had high hopes of

coming here and getting a gold medal

3:42:153:42:19

and the poor girls are going home

with nothing.

Eve Muirhead cutting a

3:42:193:42:28

solitary figure as she heads to the

bottom end of the ice to pick up

3:42:283:42:35

gloves, drinks and nothing else. No

bronze medal, nothing to show for

3:42:353:42:41

four years of hard work. Look how

much it means to Japan. They have

3:42:413:42:47

been superb. Two sisters. They have

done brilliantly well. For Great

3:42:473:42:55

Britain, that is it, not medal in

the curling, huge disappointment, it

3:42:553:42:59

is Japan's day.

STUDIO: What an achievement for

3:42:593:43:07

Japan. Credit to them, keeping the

match as tight as it was, but, my

3:43:073:43:14

word, you have to feel for Eve

Muirhead, going for the shot to win

3:43:143:43:18

the bronze medal and in doing so,

not making it perfectly.

3:43:183:43:23

the bronze medal and in doing so,

not making it perfectly. Handing

3:43:233:43:24

victory to Japan. Looking at the

stats, Dave Murdoch, is it a case of

3:43:243:43:29

mistakes towards the end of the

match or was it coming all the way

3:43:293:43:34

through?

I think coming all the way

through. We talked early in the game

3:43:343:43:38

there were mistakes and they were

not quite clinical enough. They did

3:43:383:43:42

not quite get on the front foot and

because of that, we have not been

3:43:423:43:47

able to deliver at the end. Really

heartbreaking for Eve. The shot to

3:43:473:43:53

win the game and not the one you

wanted to make a mistake on and

3:43:533:43:58

unfortunately she has. It is a

brutal end.

I know how much you must

3:43:583:44:05

feel for them. Four years ago, you

got through to the gold medal match

3:44:053:44:09

and you know the feeling of being on

the wrong end of it, even if you end

3:44:093:44:15

up with a medal. In this case, Eve

and the team end up with nothing.

3:44:153:44:21

Talk us through the final stone and

what went wrong.

There was a mistake

3:44:213:44:26

from Fujisawa, the Japanese skip. It

came up short. Eve is trying to hit

3:44:263:44:35

the outside of the yellow stone is

on the right, onto her own red and

3:44:353:44:41

double out both the yellows to win

the game and a shot Eve would make

3:44:413:44:47

99 times out of 100. I was confident

of her making this. She just throws

3:44:473:44:56

the stone back. It makes it track.

Wide the whole way down and hit it

3:44:563:45:05

thin. If it spins out, we win the

game.

It is millimetres. It is

3:45:053:45:12

taking the ultimate risk for the

greatest reward and so often we show

3:45:123:45:16

when it pays off. Billy Morgan in

big air, go for it big and it comes

3:45:163:45:21

off and you celebrate but these

moments, you have to deal with as an

3:45:213:45:25

athlete.

3:45:253:45:28

To be honest, you said you play so

many games and you're really happy

3:45:283:45:35

to have a tough shot to win the

game. Your skip is relied on to make

3:45:353:45:40

that shot. You yourself expect to

make it, and that's the way you play

3:45:403:45:44

the game. Unfortunately we just

didn't make that final one today's.

3:45:443:45:50

If Eve had taken a different

decision and left herself with the

3:45:503:45:53

one from that end it would have left

Japan with a hammer in the extra

3:45:533:45:58

end.

Ultimately she has a chance to

win the game. You can never leave an

3:45:583:46:03

Olympic Games and say you had a

chance to win and didn't go for it.

3:46:033:46:08

It was 100% the right shot to go

for. You're talking a centimetre out

3:46:083:46:13

from getting a bronze medal, really.

It's desperate, isn't it?

It seems

3:46:133:46:19

like the whole game built quite

slowly and then suddenly it was

3:46:193:46:22

over. It's brutal.

It was quite a

strange game. Maybe not as

3:46:223:46:30

aggressive as I'd have liked to have

seen them play today because we know

3:46:303:46:33

they can be quite an aggressive

team. I think there were some nerves

3:46:333:46:37

today and the fact it was a big

thing on the line, an Olympic bronze

3:46:373:46:42

medal.

I saw tears in your eyes at

the end of that game. I suspect the

3:46:423:46:47

women's team are feeling pretty

emotional right now. They are with

3:46:473:46:50

Steve.

3:46:503:46:52

emotional right now. They are with

Steve. Eve, I have to start with

3:46:523:46:58

you. You saw the shot at the end, it

was a chance to win the bronze

3:46:583:47:02

medal. I guess that worse it might

have been an extra end and it

3:47:023:47:07

couldn't have turned out any worse.

Yes, the shot was there and of

3:47:073:47:11

course we went for it. As a skip

it's hard when you missed the last

3:47:113:47:18

shot. As a team I'm really proud of

the girls, we've given it our all

3:47:183:47:23

this week. Unfortunately, it's hard

to say we are going home with

3:47:233:47:29

nothing. We battled so hard and I'm

devastated that it didn't turn out

3:47:293:47:35

our way.

It seemed as though the

match was very cagey right from the

3:47:353:47:41

start. Neither team were managing to

get on top at any point and then at

3:47:413:47:46

the end you made a big call, we

heard you say you're going to try

3:47:463:47:49

and win it here.

It was a very

patient game and a very simple game.

3:47:493:47:57

We went out there and played it

pretty simple. We had control in the

3:47:573:48:04

last end, we had hammer, and

unfortunately it didn't turn out.

3:48:043:48:09

It's going to take quite a bit of

time to sink in because it's

3:48:093:48:14

difficult when you don't make that

last shot and it's what you practice

3:48:143:48:19

day in day out. I'm just proud of

all my team and my support staff.

3:48:193:48:23

It's been a long journey these last

four years and unfortunately we are

3:48:233:48:28

going home with no medals this time.

You've just said you're going home

3:48:283:48:35

with no medal, it's impossible to

sum up your feelings at this point

3:48:353:48:42

but four years ago the bronze was a

heck of an achievement. You said you

3:48:423:48:46

came here for gold this time, how do

you assess this?

Of course it's

3:48:463:48:53

difficult when you're training hard

for the last few years day in day

3:48:533:48:57

out and put in a lot of hours. The

Olympics is a hard gig. It's

3:48:573:49:01

difficult. We all played our hearts

out, we love nothing out there.

3:49:013:49:09

Japan played well and unfortunately

it wasn't to be for us today and for

3:49:093:49:16

this week. Hopefully as a team will

come back stronger.

You seem to be

3:49:163:49:21

taking this very well. I'm sure your

feelings inside must be stronger.

I

3:49:213:49:26

am absolutely devastated. I'm

gutted. I'm gutted for myself, my

3:49:263:49:32

team, everyone who's helped us along

the journey. It's difficult. But at

3:49:323:49:39

the end of the day, as a team, we

played the best we could. We played

3:49:393:49:43

our hearts out and I'm sad we

couldn't do it for Team GB. I'm glad

3:49:433:49:48

we've made the medal target but

unfortunately we didn't add to it.

3:49:483:49:52

It's difficult and I'm really,

really... It's hard, it's going to

3:49:523:49:59

take a bit of time to sink in.

The

skip always gets the pressure shots,

3:49:593:50:06

win or lose.

3:50:063:50:17

moments, you have to deal with as an

athlete.

3:50:253:50:27

I think we could not have done any

more out there. We will never think

3:50:273:50:32

of it being just one player. We

would not be here without Eve and

3:50:323:50:36

each one of us would not be here

without anyone of us. It is hard to

3:50:363:50:42

take. We controlled the game well.

As I say, we were going to away from

3:50:423:50:49

here proud of the way we conducted

ourselves. And the way we went out,

3:50:493:50:55

we literally left nothing. We left

it all in there. It is disappointing

3:50:553:51:01

right now. I am glad we have no

regrets. It is difficult to ask you

3:51:013:51:07

the questions because what happened

in the match almost seems

3:51:073:51:11

irrelevant. Did it ever feel you

were getting on top. That you could

3:51:113:51:16

win this?

It was a good game, we

were toted toe all the time.

3:51:163:51:22

Unfortunately forcing the one back.

We had the chance for the win. We

3:51:223:51:28

were all in on the one shot we were

going to play and unfortunately on

3:51:283:51:32

the wrong side this time.

Lauren, a

different experience. Last time you

3:51:323:51:39

were not playing when you won the

bronze medal.

Sum it up. We were all

3:51:393:51:47

out there going for the same goal

and it is disappointing for us all

3:51:473:51:52

to the same level. I guess that

would sum it up for how we feel. We

3:51:523:51:58

did our best. We are gutted.

3:51:583:52:04

did our best. We are gutted.

It is a

long time since Sochi. Not the time

3:52:083:52:11

necessarily to talk about the

future.

Will you come back? We need

3:52:113:52:15

to take time to reflect on the hard

work. The great team effort we have

3:52:153:52:23

had this week. Sometimes things go

for you. I would like to think I am

3:52:233:52:28

still young and have years ahead of

me and the Olympics is something I

3:52:283:52:32

dream about every and train everyday

for. I would love to be able to come

3:52:323:52:38

back to another Olympics, but it

will take time to reflect and see

3:52:383:52:43

what the future holds. I will

probably be in no doubt, hopefully,

3:52:433:52:47

you will see my face again.

Thanks

very much.

3:52:473:52:51

STUDIO: Incredibly difficult to talk

in those circumstances. Eve did. She

3:52:513:52:58

was philosophical about it and

eventually saying, I am devastated.

3:52:583:53:03

It was an extremely hard thing to

talk about. I have been there and

3:53:033:53:08

done that. What can you say? It is a

brutal moment. And difficult to talk

3:53:083:53:15

about, as well.

At least having

given themselves time to reflect,

3:53:153:53:20

Eve saying she will be back and to

make the commitment early is a sign

3:53:203:53:24

of real inner strength.

It is great

to hear that. She does have the

3:53:243:53:29

courage to keep going and she

desperately wants to stand on top of

3:53:293:53:34

the podium. Absolutely in four

years.

3:53:343:53:42

years. It is a big commitment. Huge

sacrifices. A lot to think about in

3:53:423:53:47

that way. I would say Eve would be

back. Sometimes that anger, as they

3:53:473:53:53

say, they will not regret the way

they went for it. But they've regret

3:53:533:53:58

the results.

3:53:583:54:03

There was no blame being pointed.

They united as a team. I am sure

3:54:083:54:14

once they have reflected their back

18.

3:54:143:54:18

Exactly. They did all the work. They

can't say they didn't put in enough

3:54:183:54:24

effort. They have done all of that.

Maybe they didn't have the best

3:54:243:54:29

week.

3:54:293:54:30

When adrenaline kicks in and your

brain is saying the shot matters

3:54:363:54:40

more than anything, it's going to

affect the outcome.

That's

3:54:403:54:46

more than anything, it's going to

affect the outcome.

That's why we

3:54:463:54:46

talked about pressure. The ability

to play under pressure. It's not

3:54:463:54:50

just the shots you would play day in

day out and never miss. When were

3:54:503:54:54

talking about the Olympic Games and

millions of people watching, the

3:54:543:54:58

thing you want the most is a medal.

That really affects your delivery of

3:54:583:55:02

the shots.

3:55:023:55:10

the shots.

Tough to harness that

power.

It is. It's a game of really

3:55:103:55:14

fine technique. It's very much a

mental game. You have a lot to

3:55:143:55:19

content with with strategy and

working with your team, changing ice

3:55:193:55:25

conditions and obviously pressure as

well.

As Japan celebrate a bronze

3:55:253:55:30

medal, and I suspect the first time

an Asian nation has won a medal in

3:55:303:55:35

curling. There will be want to come

because Korea are in the final. An

3:55:353:55:40

amazing performance from them to

make it through to the final of the

3:55:403:55:43

womens. Coming up... Hazel is here

later at 2:15pm with a full review

3:55:433:55:49

of all of the best of the action

from today including the team event

3:55:493:55:53

in Alpine skiing. Also a lot of big

air.

3:55:533:56:01

Tomorrow, the final day of the

Winter Olympics. The four-man bob,

3:56:183:56:21

the final two runs of that.

3:56:213:56:30

the final two runs of that. From

10am tomorrow will be here looking

3:56:303:56:33

back on the Games and then taking

you live to the closing ceremony.

3:56:333:56:36

back on the Games and then taking

you live to the closing ceremony.

3:56:363:56:38

And the big bonus today, although we

feel for the curlers, the big bonus

3:56:383:56:42

today is that the record has been

set for a British team going to the

3:56:423:56:46

Winter Olympics in

3:56:463:56:48

set for a British team going to the

Winter Olympics in terms of total

3:56:483:56:49

medals banks to Billy Morgan taking

that total to five. He had three

3:56:493:56:54

jumps in big air. He tried to land

the best that he could and the risk

3:56:543:57:01

in his case paid off. He took a

bronze medal. At 28, the oldest

3:57:013:57:06

person competing in big air. He has

been through so much with injuries,

3:57:063:57:12

particularly with his knees. He is a

risk taker and on his second jump he

3:57:123:57:18

unleashed it.

He faced his fears,

he's done something he had never

3:57:183:57:24

done to have the confidence to do

that knowing you might land and get

3:57:243:57:28

a medal or you might wrecked your

body. He is so used to wrecking his

3:57:283:57:32

body that the fact this came out on

the other side is incredible.

This

3:57:323:57:36

his third and final effort! The gold

medal went to Canada. By having a

3:57:363:57:44

mixed games. It's not working out

for them in the events they tend to

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dominate like ice hockey and curling

but it is in the other events.

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They've won four golds in

snowboarding. Sebastien Toutant

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getting the gold. This is Billy get

his bronze. He's such a character.

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He has an amazing energy. He is so

true to himself, he never does

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anything for anyone else. It's all

about what he feels he needs to do.

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He's so athletic, coming from but

gymnastics background. He only ever

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went on a snowboard for the first

time at 14 years old.

He didn't see

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snow until he was 17! It's quite a

story and a great way to finish our

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programme. Hazel is back at 2:15pm.

COMMENTATOR: Eve and her team ready

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to go. No medal for Great Britain.

Japan can hardly believe it. Come on

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Billy Morgan! Billy Morgan, yes!

Billy Morgan has got a bronze medal!

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Clare Balding hosts live coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including action from the women's curling bronze-medal match.

Four years ago Great Britain claimed bronze by beating Switzerland 6-5, the second games in a row in which the Swiss had suffered heartbreak by ending in fourth place.