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BBC One Day 3: Women's Luge first run and Men's Moguls finals part 1

Clare Balding presents live coverage of day three of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea, including the biathlon women's 10km pursuit.


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Hello, welcome to a full day of

coverage from

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coverage from the Winter Winter

Olympics. If you're going to win

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gold it is not just about battling

the course, it is about battling the

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elements. The first Monday of the

Winter Olympics and if it is

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anything like we have seen over the

weekend, it's going to be a cracker.

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She has been getting better as the

day has gone on. She is tearing down

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the course. The first French woman

to win the Olympic mogul.

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Gold in the luge. Red Gerard on whom

all American hopes are pinned. Yes,

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revved.

Red. You can be the

favourite but you have to deliver

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when it counts and that is what he

has done. What a win for the German.

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We knew it would be cold, but I

don't think anyone realise how much

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the wind can get up. You can see the

problem on gondolas, really

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struggling to be safe enough. Wind

speeds up to are 45mph. The women's

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giant slalom had to be postponed and

that will take place on Thursday. As

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well as the men's down hill. The

women's slopestyle did go ahead, but

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many think it was a mistake. Nearly

all the competitors had at least one

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fall. None could do their most

difficult tricks, because of the

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conditions. We are lucky here in the

studio in Salford, there is no wind.

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You can see what a problem it can

be. Even right at the top I think

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competitors worrying about what

might happen at the jumps and

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therefore being tense and with the

snowboarding events whether

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slopestyle or half pipe, the best

are completely relaxed and that is

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when they managed to do the cool

stuff. But lovely conditions here.

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It is fap is fantastic. We will show

row the women's slopestyle, Jamie

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Anderson of Canada was defending her

title and we have a lot coming up

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between now and 1 o'clock.

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between now and 1 o'clock. Jamie

Anderson defending her title. Also

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lining up was Aimee Fuller of

Britain. And Laura Dahlmeier is

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trying to win the sprint pursuit

double. Felix Loch finished out of

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the medals in the men's luge. Canada

are there to the final of the mixed

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doubles curl. Ing. They will play

Russia or Switzerland. Canada will

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hope for more good new in the men's

mogul. These timings can change,

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because of the weather. Here is the

plan.

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So let's look at the headlines so

far. Canada have won their first

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gold with their figure skating team

upgrading from the silver they won

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four years ago. The athletes from

Russia took silver.

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Russia took silver. Britain's Laura

Deas will be the one to watch in the

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Skelton, finishing first and second.

After an up and down season, Lizzie

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Yarnold is looking nearly back to

her best. She was third and fourth

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in the first two training runs.

Which is tremendously exciting, as

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soon as they get on the ice, the

I'ms don't lie and they have a --

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the times don't lie. It is great

both Laura and Lizzie have got their

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kit right, they're in fantastic

conditions and getting to grips with

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the track. We will talk more about

that later. We are going to go to

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ice hockey shortly. But here is the

best of what has happened so far.

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Switzerland against Jes pan. --

Japan.

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Quick shot.

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It goes in! Something of nothing

from Benz.

It goes wide and then

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Sara Benz picks it up and Fujimoto

does not expect this. She thinks

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Benz will pass it back to the point.

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Meier will walk into one and that

was too easy. Simply blocked. Meier

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is in trouble in her own end. What a

pass and a chance and a goal as

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well. Benz, second of the game.

Look

at presence of mind from Meier,

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firing it all the way to the blue

line.

This has just happened in the

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third period - Switzerland on the

attack and that is Muller scoring

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for Switzerland. They lead 3-0

against Japan. That match is live on

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the red button. The big story has

been about the women's slopestyle.

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Should it have taken place? Very

difficult conditions. Jamie

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Anderson, the defend champion, they

had their qualifying runs cancelled.

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. Ed Leigh is our man. COMMENTATOR:

The women's slopestyle finals after

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the cancellation of qualifiers we

have a full quota of riders, 26

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women dropping today. Instead of

getting three runs and the best

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score counting, they will only get

two.

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two. Klaudia Medlova one of trail

blazers of recent years. She dropped

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first ever double rodeo. Big gap out

on the double kink rail.

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Setting up for that final module.

Into the first of the jumps.

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Super-corked. Goodness me.

That was

incredible. She got...

She

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essentially jumped off the roof of a

house and landed on her back.

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Whether that was the wind? It caught

her board and stalled the rotation.

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Jessica Jensen dropping in.

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Jessica Jensen dropping in. There is

a very strong American contingent

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who have made their way into

slopestyle.

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The Americans all qualified through

their own Grand Prix series. Jessica

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got a fifth place there. Highest

result this season.

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Killing speed into the ramp. The

body language - both hands held out

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in front.

This is I feel a bit...

Nervous watching her. That was a

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nice solid switch 540. That is more

like it. Into jump two. Now, keep

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your composure. Keep tucked in here.

A big backside 720. First place.

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Definitely first place. We haven't

seen a run completed over all three

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kickers.

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kickers.

First place, easy.

Aimee

Fuller is about to drop. The rider

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who burst on to the scene with her

incredible double black flip and the

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cab double under. Been getting to

grips with this course throughout

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training. The 50/50 on that big down

rail.

Come on Aimee, Fuller. Coming

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off early on the kink rail.

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The results she has been pushing, a

top 10 would be a good result for

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Aimee today.

Speed is her friend

here.

The under flip. That is the

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single version there. Didn't feel

like she had the speed.

You can

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almost hear her say, it's so windy.

You can see the wind socks

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horizontal on that second kicker.

Just making it over the small side.

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Again wind an issue. It is a shame

for Aimee.

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for Aimee.

Pray the wind stops.

You

can hear her saying, waiting for the

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wind to stop. Back up to the top.

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Nornedahl is a very tidy competitor.

Really difficult switch grind

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through the kink 180 out.

Super

technical on the kink rail. She got

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three X games medals in a row.

Switching to this first jump. Coming

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up a little short. Needs to tuck in.

No speed checks.

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No speed checks.

Front side 360

clears it, despite losing her

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composure. Backside 720 and you see

the fist of the rider -- first of

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the riders, she has got the control

and able maybe not in the prettiest

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way, but she has made it through

comfortably.

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comfortably. 73.91, she moves ahead

of Jessica Jensen.

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Here is a rider who thinks this

competition shouldn't have run in

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these conditions. But pound for

pound the bet slopestyle rider in

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the world. Last year she landed the

best run anyone has seen by a woman

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in slopestyle. Let's see what she

has got. 270 to front side board

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side opt on the end of the double

kink.

She is going without a jacket.

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So thinking about the wind. Looking

very good from Gasser.

Cap double

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under flip. That is how you do it.

Oh, my goodness! She wants this.

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Sent it huge there. She got the big

trick out of the way early.

She

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adopted the Hayley Lang land

approach, it is just watch this.

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Heroic effort from Anna Gasser

though. She has dominated women's

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slopestyle for the last decade and

knocked Jenny Jones off her perch

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back in 2012. If anyone can ride

this course and find a way around

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the wind it will be this woman. The

reigning Olympic champion. The gold

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medallist at X Games, Jamie

Anderson.

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Just when you think she will hang up

her

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Just when you think she will hang up

her snowboarding boots, she finds

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new tricks. Look at that, liquid

snowboarding.

It is an absolutely

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different league through the rails.

So, so stylish, so smooth.

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Confidence and experience shining

through, but what will it look like

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here?

Massive.

Oh my goodness, legs

forged from steel. Boxed clever

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there. Opened up, I think that was

going to be a double under. Look at

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that! That's exactly what we said.

The experience, the confidence, and

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the trust in her tricks, the ability

to understand, spatial awareness

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that every point. And she knows it

wasn't pretty all the way through.

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That wasn't pretty but experience

got her through it. 83 the Jamie

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Anderson. A big smile for her there

and a very, very well deserved gold

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medal position after the first run.

So good to see.

Very good to see.

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The Americans sitting in gold and

bronze. Ladies slopestyle after the

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first run, Jamie Anderson, Silje

Norendal and Jessika Jenson in the

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medal positions but a lottery after

that. Second runs here at the Fina

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's Park venue for all of the

freestyle events.

A few of the

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windsock.

Like a basking shark. You

can see, not a cloud in the air,

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this is snow being blown off the

hill. More than 45 kilometres of

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dusts. Jamie Nicholls, good to have

you back. Aimee Fuller says let's do

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this. So, certainly at the moment

the wind socks saying it's good.

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Let's see how she can go on these

rails. 50-50 all the way to the end

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there, great start.

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Nice all the way through the double

kink.

Nose pressed on the final

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section. And through the rails nice

and smooth. Snapped that backside

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180 around.

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180 around.

Good crab.

Come on,

Aimee

Pumping into this. -- good

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grab. Through the 360. Now just the

last jump. Again, gone huge. Oooh!

I

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hope she's OK. What a shame, too

speed.

That picture says it all.

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There is a snowstorm, a blizzard

almost happening down at the bottom.

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Crazy.

You can see a spiral of snow

on a mini tornado. Next up, Hailey

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Langland. The girl who said you

can't judge a book by it's cover but

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you can judge a snowboarder by their

method is on course. There is that

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lovely r around, tapping the corner

of the close out rail.

No one else

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doing that.

Not as tidy as she would

have wanted to be on the double

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kink. Almost surfing into that

feature.

Nice.

Nothing functional

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about it. That lovely double grab

through the 360. Come on Hailey

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Just made it over the knuckles. She

has enough speed...

Yes.

Look at how

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stoked she is. The Americans

cheering very, very justifiably. One

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of the smallest and lightest riders

in the field has landed a full run.

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Do you think its top three?

Definitely top three for me. The

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only question is if it is a gold

medal. I don't think it's gold. I

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think, I actually think it might be

silver.

Oooh, just.

Fourth place!

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That's a shame.

So, Jessika Jenson stays in third

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place. Laurie Blouin, the Canadian.

She has the double nine as well.

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Interestingly, I don't think it's

about your best tricks here. It's

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about what can you put together

under the circumstances, what is

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your best stock run? Interesting

comparing Hailey Langland with

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Laurie Blouin. Hailey Langland with

fluid between each feature. -- was

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fluid between each feature.

Nice.

Sitting back a tiny bit. This is

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where it counts, though.

Has held

on. Just making it over the

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knuckles.

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Into the last jump. Switch... Yes,

got it.

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There you go, second.

Look at the

black eye sustained in training.

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Second place. Next in, one of the

riders who really was not happy

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about this course after the first

run, Enni Rukajarvi. Silver

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medallist in Sochi.

Keep it simple.

Is that your advice?

I think so, on

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a day like today, I think it is best

to keep it simple.

That lovely

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rainbow transition tuck on the

broadside and then coming through

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the hardest section. Backside 180.

Perfect.

Really, really nice. Come

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on Enni. Using the classic line and

the Finnish mended. Dropping right

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for the take-off. Lovely.

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for the take-off. Lovely. Cab 540.

She has gone big, backside 520. This

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is good! Frontside 360, goes smart

and bounces off the knuckle, on the

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spot, on the spot, where is that?

I

don't know!

Currently bronze medal

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position. I think Silje knows that's

the end of her medal hopes. She

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slots into third position. Anna

Gasser As ridden in four contest and

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won all of them. Ten months ago at

the US Open, she lay down the best

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slopestyle run we have ever seen in

women snowboarding. What can she do

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today? There is no question she has

the tricks.

I think she should,

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either she does the cab under and

plays it safe... I still think a

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good chance of making the podium.

Blazing through the rail section.

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That is so good.

Picking up speed.

Half cab.

Such a hard line, doing

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the 180 and switching to the edge

quickly to get on the Braille.

A

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single...

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single... Frontside 720 and she has

gone huge.

Oh my gosh! That is just

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so annoying. One of the best

slopestyle riders there is.

So

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another rider who again has the

firepower of tricks to take this

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down. Julia Marino currently in 11th

place. In the world rankings only

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one spot behind Jamie Anderson,

currently in second.

Very smooth.

So

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smooth. Lovely 50-50 to frontside

360.

I think that is up there, one

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of the best top sections.

Frontside

720. Clipped the knuckle. Jamie

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Anderson knows that she has claimed

a second consecutive Olympic gold

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medal. Look at that!

Enjoy it.

It's

the one thing I would say, you know

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what, silver and bronze, they could

have gone anywhere, but Jamie

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Anderson, the cream has risen to the

top of the slopestyle today, against

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the odds... Against the conditions,

she managed to land the run and she

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wanted to do and her experience has

told. Look at it.

She's waiting.

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Maybe she does want to do something

good and not just ride down. I hope

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she goes down and does methods of

everything.

Let's have a look.

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Lovely first rail. The only rider

transferring from the big kick into

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the landing.

So smooth.

Liquid

snowboarding! CHUCKLES

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All of these, it is muscle memory,

isn't it, with Jamie Anderson

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question up lovely switch backside

180.

Oh no.

And you think why, why

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did you biscuit?

Yeah. -- why did

you risk it?

Exposing to the wind

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even more with the board.

She must

be so happy, especially in these

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conditions as well.

Tripod over the

knuckle. Jamie Anderson rounds out

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the women's slopestyle final here

and her boyfriend, the Canadian

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slopestyle rider is the first in the

area to congratulate her. Jamie

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Anderson crowns what has been a very

well decorated career, with a second

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gold medal.

Unreal.

That tells more

of today's story than the finish

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area. The wind whistling through

this half pipe course. The courage

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of the women should be saluted.

Jamie Anderson, Laurie Blouin and

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Enni Rukajarvi taking gold, silver

and bronze.

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Enni Rukajarvi taking gold, silver

and bronze. Jamie, double Olympic

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champion, how does that feel?

Honestly, it feels insane. I of

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course believe in myself and have

dreams and goals but the level of

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riding has changed so much in the

last couple of years, it wasn't

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nearly as much... In Sochi I knew I

had a really good chance. Here I was

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like, I have no idea. There are so

many girls who could land a run and

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win this contest. Just let it go.

At

the end of the day at the Olympic

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final and everyone wanted to ride.

It's not how I would have expected

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on how I planned and how I'd

plagiarised four years of prep work

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to go into today. I think if you

were lucky with the wind, there were

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some calm windows, but the majority

of it was super inconsistent. I

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don't think it was a true show of

women's female slopestyle, which is

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a real shame for our sport at the

end of the day we have big air next

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week. Have to pick ourselves back up

is Bastareaud, have a good rest and

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recovery.

-- pick ourselves up and

stay strong.

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Almost terrifying to watch. Ben is

alongside me along with Chemmy

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Alcott. Then went to two games with

his snowboard. Have you ever seen

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conditions quite that tricky?

We

always had to deal with the warmer

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climates in Sochi and Vancouver.

Obviously it is a lot here in pond

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Pyeongchang but the wind is the

big...

The shame of it if they

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weren't given the chance to show

what women's slopestyle is all

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about.

They are all saying it has

progressed so much in the last four

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years, this is where one time to

show the world what they can do but

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they weren't able to do that. It was

not a test of skill but a test of

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courage but the best girls did win.

Even so, Jamie Anderson, brilliant

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as she is, first woman to defend her

title, it almost seemed like she was

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dialling it back, as they say.

I

think a lot of the girls were

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holding back purely to just stay on

their feet. You can really tell with

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some of the runs they were affected

by the wind. It is almost as if

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someone was tugging them back.

Obviously they weren't clearing the

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landings. Sometimes they were

overshooting. The wind was playing a

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big part.

They wear these big baggy

clothes and acts as a parachute,

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doesn't it? Sometimes they are just

pulling out of it...

Only nine out

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of the 52 girls managed to land a

run.

Nine out of 52 runs.

Yes,

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mental. Look at the height.

It must

be terrifying when you suddenly get

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a gust and you are up there.

These

guys have done this most of their

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lives, so they know what speed is

required to clear these jumps. For

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them to get it so wrong shows how

much wind there actually is. We

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can't see wind, we just use the

flags as a guidance as to either put

0:29:270:29:31

on the brakes a little bit or two

gunmen it.

The Olympic organisers

0:29:310:29:36

defended it saying they didn't

believe it was dangerous. There are

0:29:360:29:40

some athletes who were injured and

badly injured in qualification or in

0:29:400:29:43

training for this because

qualification was cancelled, who

0:29:430:29:46

said they should never have

happened.

0:29:460:29:50

It is really tough. It is up to the

riders to speak up in times like

0:29:500:29:55

this. A few of them are upset that

it did go ahead.

There is a meeting

0:29:550:30:01

before the start to say, does

everyone agree it should take part

0:30:010:30:06

and no one spoke up.

Like Aimee was

saying, that they had a meeting, the

0:30:060:30:13

winds died down and that was the go

ahead. But they ended up picking up

0:30:130:30:17

again.

Here is Aimee Fuller's run.

She didn't get a lot of chance to

0:30:170:30:24

practice. She gets her shot in the

final, what happens?

Here we are,

0:30:240:30:30

the top section is quite good. She

got the rail features good. But then

0:30:300:30:35

here obviously she just...

Completely got taken out by the

0:30:350:30:39

wind. Over shot the jump and you can

see it tilting her on her wrong

0:30:390:30:45

axis. The first thing to hit the

floor looked like her hip.

There was

0:30:450:30:52

no coming back from that.

No, it is

an invisible assassin, the wind.

0:30:520:31:00

Jamie Jones won bronze in Sochi and

is there this Pyeongchang. Good

0:31:000:31:05

evening to you. How would you sum up

that competition and what we saw

0:31:050:31:10

today?

It was just a shame. These

girls are such good snowboarders and

0:31:100:31:20

the level is so high now and that

didn't get shown today, because of

0:31:200:31:25

the wind and the conditions. It

simply is so gusty, the wind. You

0:31:250:31:31

can ride when there is a tail wind

or a constant wind. But this was

0:31:310:31:36

gusting in and out. I'm ju gutted

for the girls. They have trained for

0:31:360:31:44

four years for this and they get

just a two-run final. It was I guess

0:31:440:31:51

pot luck.

In your view was it too

dangerous. Should they have

0:31:510:31:57

postponed today?

It's so hard to

say. When you're not up there and

0:31:570:32:03

riding yourself. To me, it looked...

It did look dangerous to me. When

0:32:030:32:10

they initially started that

training, there was a little window

0:32:100:32:14

of opportunity, you could see the

wind socks had died down slightly

0:32:140:32:18

and the gusts were not happening.

But if you notice as we got closer

0:32:180:32:23

to the end of run one, heading into

run two, the wind really picked up

0:32:230:32:28

and even was you know, they were

struggling so much. Some of the runs

0:32:280:32:34

that were landed were all in the

first run. Whether it was too

0:32:340:32:41

dangerous, snowboarding is an

extreme sport and you do take risks,

0:32:410:32:46

but this was a big risk. I'm

surprised some of the girls didn't

0:32:460:32:51

speak up at the top when you have a

rider meeting. You have talked about

0:32:510:32:56

that, but they speak with the

coaches and the judges and make a

0:32:560:32:59

decision and a call about whether it

should go ahead. I wonder if they

0:32:590:33:04

all got so in the moment with the

training session that that was maybe

0:33:040:33:09

overlooked to consider that hey,

hang on, this is... This wind is

0:33:090:33:14

really picking up now.

Actually

maybe some of that comes down to

0:33:140:33:19

experience, if you have, if your

sport has been in the Olympics for a

0:33:190:33:23

long time, you feel more confident

saying no, not today. Equally if you

0:33:230:33:29

have got a lot of younger riders who

want to get on with it, they're not

0:33:290:33:34

necessarily going to stand up to

Olympic organiser say, don't fancy

0:33:340:33:39

this today?

Yeah, there is a

question over some of the girls

0:33:390:33:45

maybe tried to and maybe some

didn't. I think that is Las question

0:33:450:33:52

of some of the -- - that is also a

question of some of the coaches. We

0:33:520:33:59

don't know, everything is hearsay on

that conversation. Did they feel

0:33:590:34:06

pressure from the TV?

Are there any

serious injuries because of falls

0:34:060:34:13

today or is everyone OK.

I think

everyone is OK. There has been some

0:34:130:34:18

bumps and bruises and girls were

coming up short and catching the

0:34:180:34:23

edge. Fortunately there weren't any

bad injuries. The event did happen

0:34:230:34:29

and the contest did happen. We have

to remember that. Some girls did

0:34:290:34:33

land a run. But those runs you were

seeing, they were almost identical

0:34:330:34:38

to the runs that we saw in Sochi. We

know these girls can do such good

0:34:380:34:44

runs. For snowboarding it is a

shame.

A word on Jamie Anderson,

0:34:440:34:57

defending her title.

Yeah, Jamie

Anderson of course has so much

0:34:570:35:04

experience and she really dropped

down her level of riding to lapped a

0:35:040:35:09

run. -- land a run. That was the

key. She could land a run in almost

0:35:090:35:15

any conditions. She will be over the

moon she battled through that. Even

0:35:150:35:20

herself, she was would have liked to

have show cased the high new tricks.

0:35:200:35:26

But she is now a two-times Olympic

champion. That is pretty cool.

Thank

0:35:260:35:32

you. Thanks for staying out late for

us. Let her go inside I think now.

0:35:320:35:44

It is fantastic. It is rare, I know

it is almost part of psyche of

0:35:440:35:50

snowboarders not so say things that

are controversial, it is quite rare

0:35:500:35:55

to hear people say, that was

dangerous, irresponsible, shouldn't

0:35:550:35:59

have happened.

Yes, there is

pressures there. If they say Ben

0:35:590:36:05

Kilner you're next to drop and it

was bad conditions, I wouldn't say

0:36:050:36:10

no, because I have trained for four

years and I won't say no to a run

0:36:100:36:16

and disappoint people. I think that

they have obviously felt the

0:36:160:36:20

precious and don't want the say no.

Once the riders start dropping in,

0:36:200:36:25

they can't go back.

In ski jumping

they have all of these machines

0:36:250:36:30

measuring the wind and if it is too

much of a side wind, they have the

0:36:300:36:35

technology to tell them and the

decision is made by the judges.

0:36:350:36:45

Maybe they should bring in this

technology if it is a problem in the

0:36:450:36:48

future.

Today, the girls were

starting and on the rail and the top

0:36:480:36:52

it was OK and then it was so gusty.

Even that might not have picked it

0:36:520:36:59

up.

The other more established

sports, the men's down hill

0:36:590:37:06

cancelled because of the wind.

Is

that an ego things, do the girls

0:37:060:37:13

don't want to say no. In the heads

they're doing something crazy and

0:37:130:37:18

difficult and don't want to be the

ones who say this isn't safe.

0:37:180:37:26

ones who say this isn't safe. The

giant slalom was cancelled and you

0:37:260:37:29

guys, they charge that and they

tried that.

I'm not sure why they

0:37:290:37:36

haven't gone forward with it to the

IOC and tried to postpone it

0:37:360:37:40

further. But it is one of those

things it is hard once the event

0:37:400:37:48

starts, they can't draw back. They

make it unfair if five people go and

0:37:480:37:52

the rest have to follow.

What Jamie

Anderson did cleverly was just

0:37:520:37:59

contain it and get your run done,

they're difficult conditions, a lot

0:37:590:38:03

of people won't complete. Jenny

Jones said in the run up, the tricks

0:38:030:38:13

she did in Sochi wouldn't have got

her on the podium. But with that she

0:38:130:38:19

would have won gold.

Jamie Anderson

is experienced and went in with a

0:38:190:38:26

simple run.

It takes confidence to

do that and knowledge to back up.

It

0:38:260:38:36

was thrilling to watch, but not for

the reasons we wanted. A huge shame

0:38:360:38:39

they weren't able to show their most

difficult tricks. They can do it.

0:38:390:38:45

But big air still to come and

women's half pipe and that is a

0:38:450:38:51

different set. So we are going to go

inside. That sheeps the safe efs --

0:38:510:38:57

that seems the safest thing and show

you the grace and finesse of ice

0:38:570:39:01

skating.

0:39:010:39:08

? COMMENTATOR: Our first look at the

Russia wonder kid. The prodigy.

0:39:080:39:26

She is something else.

0:39:280:39:36

Into the first jumping path and it

is the most difficult combination we

0:41:390:41:44

will see.

0:41:440:41:49

will see. A triple loop combination.

0:41:500:41:54

Double axel, triple toe loop.

0:42:030:42:11

Here is the triple flip. Double toe,

double loop combination.

0:42:110:42:23

And another triple flip. Last jump,

the axel.

0:43:010:43:11

Alina Zagitova.

You have a bonus for

having the jumps in the back end to.

0:43:430:43:49

Start as she does always, footwork

sequence, beautiful spins and lay

0:43:490:43:54

the jumps down, it is fantastic.

She

just pops up from the ice, doesn't

0:43:540:43:59

she? You don't even see them coming.

It is the identical

0:43:590:44:12

It is the identical technique that

Mediva has. I would love to go and

0:44:120:44:16

watch and see how these teach these

youngsters, because they are

0:44:160:44:19

children.

She is 15 years old and

she can do that at the Olympics!

But

0:44:190:44:27

the talent is undeniable. It is not

childish in its performance. She is

0:44:270:44:32

15, but there is such maturity in

the choreography and the way she

0:44:320:44:37

moves. What is also very clever is

there's pretty much not a single

0:44:370:44:47

movement in this programme that is

not designed to get them points.

She

0:44:470:44:52

has such confidence, that belies her

age. She steps out on to the ice and

0:44:520:45:00

you think there will be no mistakes.

And even when, and I have seen her

0:45:000:45:06

mistakes, it doesn't carry through

into the rest of the performance, it

0:45:060:45:09

is left behind and after you go.

0:45:090:45:18

Fantastic to hear this could be a

medal performance with the music of

0:45:180:45:21

Don Quixote, the music that won the

gold medal in 1976.

0:45:210:45:34

157.97 is her season's best.

No red

lights from the judges, green across

0:45:370:45:44

the board, so everything will count.

There is Medvedeva, standing behind.

0:45:440:45:55

158.08, a new season's best for

15-year-old

0:45:550:46:02

15-year-old Alina Zagitova. Surely

looking for a medal in the

0:46:040:46:06

individual as well.

Her team-mate,

Medvedeva will be her nearest rival.

0:46:060:46:14

Our final skaters represent Canada.

The gold is already in the bag, so

0:46:140:46:24

just a masterclass then from the

0:46:240:46:31

world champions, Virtue Tessa and

Moir Scott. The gold around their

0:46:370:46:39

necks when this is done.

0:46:390:46:42

CHEERING

0:50:190:50:27

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

From the Mulan Rouge to the top of

0:50:470:50:54

the podium, that will put Canada out

of sight. The gold is already there

0:50:540:51:00

is but Virtue Tessa and Moir Scott

are head and shoulders above the

0:51:000:51:03

rest.

Everything that they do, every

detail of this is designed

0:51:030:51:10

specifically and only with this

music. It wouldn't work anywhere

0:51:100:51:13

else. I think the time they took to

do it, plus technically they are

0:51:130:51:18

incredibly strong.

That's what that

stance is all about -- ice dance is

0:51:180:51:27

all about, the theatre, the

performance.

0:51:270:51:34

performance. 118.10 for the

Canadians. Easily on top of the

0:51:340:51:41

stack. And as if they didn't already

know, confirmation that team Canada

0:51:410:51:46

are the Olympic champions.

0:51:460:51:52

Now you see why Virtue Tessa and

Moir Scott came out of retirement

0:51:520:51:55

after Sochi. Oh my word. Patrick

Chung, on the left, his first-ever

0:51:550:51:59

Olympic gold medal. A three-time

champion that the first time he has

0:51:590:52:04

got an Olympic gold around his neck,

which will happen later. Patrick

0:52:040:52:10

Virtue Tessa and Moir Scott have

been dancing together since she was

0:52:100:52:15

seven and he was nine or something.

You can see it in the synchronicity.

0:52:150:52:19

They get given the Tiger, the

mascot, at the venue and then there

0:52:190:52:24

is a medal ceremony later. Germany

out in front at the moment with

0:52:240:52:28

three gold medals so far but Canada

get on the board with that gold

0:52:280:52:32

medal. And it is possible, highly

possible, that Germany could add to

0:52:320:52:39

their gold medal tally. Coming up

shortly as the women's biathlon. We

0:52:390:52:43

will be heading there and joining

commentary very soon. Adjustments

0:52:430:52:47

and -- I just want some quick

reaction.

I look at that I think it

0:52:470:52:56

must be the most difficult winter

sport out there and then I look at

0:52:560:52:59

slopestyle and think that is the

most difficult was that each has

0:52:590:53:02

their element but that is stunning.

I think the way they perform, they

0:53:020:53:06

almost mirror each other's

movements.

They think the same. It

0:53:060:53:10

is just so elegant. When you watch

their feet, you don't realise how

0:53:100:53:13

much they are turning, pivoting.

It

is like they live it with every of

0:53:130:53:20

their being, it is so emotive. Oh my

gosh! We should try it.

No, we

0:53:200:53:25

shouldn't! Let's had out quickly

back to Pyeongchang because we have

0:53:250:53:29

live sport coming your way and is

women's by Rotherham. It is the

0:53:290:53:33

pursuit and

0:53:330:53:41

pursuit and Germany's Laura

Dahlmeier trying to do the double.

0:53:410:53:46

This is first past the post

competition.

0:53:460:53:48

COMMENTATOR: The first to cross the

line for the medal and the standings

0:53:520:53:57

from the sprint race are of vital

importance. We have four visits to

0:53:570:54:02

the shooting range, two lying down,

prone, and two standing up. The key

0:54:020:54:08

fact as far as the German fans are

concerned, a great attendance

0:54:080:54:12

despite being bitterly cold, -12,

and quite windy. When you take the

0:54:120:54:18

wind chill into account you are

probably looking closer to minus 20.

0:54:180:54:22

But there is Laura Dahlmeier. She

will begin with a 24 second head

0:54:220:54:27

start. That was her winning margin

in the Sprint and all of the women

0:54:270:54:31

preparing and warming up behind her

will be chasing down the German. The

0:54:310:54:38

times you can see on the screen is

how far behind Laura Dahlmeier they

0:54:380:54:42

finished in the Sprint on Saturday.

And just to reiterate, if you are

0:54:420:54:48

watching biathlon for the first

time, Laura Dahlmeier getting her

0:54:480:54:52

quest for a golden double underway.

It is a ten kilometre race, this

0:54:520:54:58

one. Five circuits of two

kilometres, then they visit the

0:54:580:55:01

range at the end of laps one, two,

three and four. The real sting in

0:55:010:55:06

the tale is that for every miss at

least shooting range, they will have

0:55:060:55:14

two ski one penalty loop of 150

metres, that equates in time to

0:55:140:55:19

around 23-25 seconds of skiing.

Number two, a

0:55:190:55:24

brilliant silver medical for her.

0:55:260:55:32

The veteran from France got a bronze

in Vancouver.

0:55:320:55:41

The figure to watch on the

lime-green is the defending winter

0:55:410:55:50

pursuit champion, Darya Domracheva,

who is capable of closing the

0:55:500:55:56

deficit. The shooting range was the

reason we had some unlikely

0:55:560:56:02

medallists, no disrespect. Because

in the race on Saturday of the 87

0:56:020:56:11

women who took part, only three shot

clean. Shooting clean means they hit

0:56:110:56:15

ten out of ten targets at the range.

So it is up to these women who are

0:56:150:56:21

starting some 1.5 minutes behind

Laura Dahlmeier to be as accurate as

0:56:210:56:29

they can at the range and hope that

those in front run into one or two

0:56:290:56:36

problems. But here is Dahlmeier.

These are great races, I've really

0:56:360:56:43

been looking forward to this one.

When you first start watching

0:56:430:56:47

biathlon, you can't believe that the

two sets of skills go so well

0:56:470:56:52

together. Because the men and women

who compete here need incredible

0:56:520:56:57

speed, stamina and technical ability

for the cross-country skiing, but

0:56:570:57:01

they then need to come into the

shooting range, lower their pulse

0:57:010:57:05

and be as calm and composed and

collected as possible, aiming at a

0:57:050:57:10

tiny target, when they are lying

down it is 4.5 centimetres. That is

0:57:100:57:16

about the same width, diameter as

the carbon cheek -- cardboard tube

0:57:160:57:24

of a toilet roll. Then they are back

out on what is a very, very tough

0:57:240:57:29

course here, ready for another lung

bursting 2.5 kilometre loop. There

0:57:290:57:36

is a little something for everyone.

35 seconds adrift now, Darya

0:57:360:57:45

Domracheva. That thousands she has

closed down by 11 seconds and Laura

0:57:450:57:50

Dahlmeier. We would expect the field

to start coming together a little

0:57:500:57:54

bit. Very, very hard to lead, albeit

with a 24 second head start. You

0:57:540:57:59

know that the rest of the field are

quite well bunched and at some

0:57:590:58:03

stage, you would think, Laura

Dahlmeier will come under pressure,

0:58:030:58:09

especially in the shooting range for

the first of her four visits.

0:58:090:58:14

The course for the cross-country

biathlon are stunning. I had a

0:58:170:58:26

little jog round last week whilst we

were doing our prep. By daylight, it

0:58:260:58:33

is a beautiful, beautiful setting.

No time for these women, including

0:58:330:58:37

Darya Domracheva in the lime-green,

to enjoy the surroundings. Absolute

0:58:370:58:44

focus required when they get into

the range for the first time.

0:58:440:58:51

Because

0:58:510:58:53

great aerial view. Of the home

stadium. Darya Domracheva, she will

0:58:590:59:10

be using this opportunity just to

try and get that pulse down, even if

0:59:100:59:15

it's down from about 180 to 160,

150, 140. She is unlikely to be

0:59:150:59:23

taking a full breath in

0:59:230:59:26

efforts at the range. A surprise

silver and bronze medallists from

0:59:260:59:32

the Sprint on Saturday are locked

together. There was about seven

0:59:320:59:38

seconds, two seconds separating them

on the podium on Saturday night.

0:59:380:59:47

Dahlmeier trying to block out the

cheering and the noise from the

0:59:490:59:52

crowd. Experts call these moments,

building the position. Getting

0:59:520:59:57

themselves ready. This is about

rhythm. There is no set order,

0:59:571:00:02

whether you left to right or right

to left. White means a hit target. A

1:00:021:00:10

flash of red means a miss and a

penalty loop of 150 meet es. This is

1:00:101:00:16

good from Dahlmeier. The last one

can be trickiest. She has shot

1:00:161:00:21

clean. She is out pretty much at the

same time Olsbu hit her target. She

1:00:211:00:31

has a flash and red, so will have at

least one penalty loop. Vitkova has

1:00:311:00:37

shot clean wearing bib No 3. Habert

has two penalty loops there.

1:00:371:00:50

Dahlmeier leading. Vitkova in

second. Remember, this is first past

1:00:521:00:57

the post, that makes it easier to

understand. That was Vittozzi, the

1:00:571:01:05

Italian. A couple of missing for

Semerenko. Domracheva has shot clean

1:01:051:01:16

and that is significant.

1:01:161:01:22

and that is significant. Braisaz of

France is fifth. Some of the big

1:01:251:01:28

names are going well.

1:01:281:01:35

names are going well. Dahlmeier

still in front.

1:01:351:01:44

still in front. Here is the

standings.

1:01:441:01:50

standings. Kuzmina is doing well.

Olsbu has the one next to her name,

1:01:501:02:01

because she has had one miss.

1:02:011:02:10

because she has had one miss. It is

the inner circle, that is the four

1:02:101:02:13

and a half centimetres, the outer

circle is the one they will be

1:02:131:02:18

aiming at when they come in for the

standing shoot. Lovely rhythm from

1:02:181:02:23

the German. A 17-second advantage at

the beginning of her second circuit.

1:02:231:02:38

That miss could prove costly for

Olsbu. 50 metres away in minus 12,

1:02:411:02:51

harder than it looks. Laura

Dahlmeier is aiming to become the

1:02:511:02:57

third German to win is in fantastic

title.

1:02:571:03:04

Dahlmeier swept all before her at

the World Championships last year

1:03:071:03:11

and a few people were wondering

whether she may have lost a little

1:03:111:03:15

bit of that sparkle on the World Cup

circuit this year. A couple of wins,

1:03:151:03:20

six podiums.

1:03:201:03:26

six podiums. Now 13 just got a

glimpse. Three is Vitkova. 33 is

1:03:261:03:35

Kuzmina. She won in Vancouver and

Sochi. Seven podiums this season.

1:03:351:03:43

The speed is key for her today and

she is going brilliantly. Just to

1:03:431:03:48

put that into context, Kuzmina 17

seconds adrift of Dahlmeier, when

1:03:481:03:54

she left the shooting range at the

end of that first circuit, she was

1:03:541:03:58

32 seconds adrift. So she is going

brilliantly. Domracheva is the

1:03:581:04:07

defending champion. Olsbu is

struggling after that penalty loop.

1:04:071:04:14

Good shotting, I make it -- good

shooting. Six of the leading 11 shot

1:04:141:04:21

clean on their first visit. Of

course, it can all change. But the

1:04:211:04:27

drama is beginning to unfold,

because Kuzmina is moving

1:04:271:04:33

brilliantly.

1:04:331:04:38

brilliantly. There is Kuzmina.

Second in the World Cup standings.

1:04:381:04:44

She was bitterly disappointed to

finish 13th. She missed three

1:04:441:04:49

targets - two in the prone and one

in the standing. That is why she

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started a minute adrift of

Dahlmeier. Now she is only 14.5

1:04:561:05:02

seconds adrift. Braisaz of France

going well in these early stages.

1:05:021:05:10

Olsbu is 44 seconds adrift now.

Domracheva is OK, but needs to start

1:05:101:05:18

picking up the speed. She started 46

seconds behind Dahlmeier and has

1:05:181:05:24

drifted three seconds further back.

Kuzmina however is getting closer.

1:05:241:05:40

25 is

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We could see some nerves here

fluttering as well as the flags. If

1:05:481:05:56

Kuzmina is continuing to ski as well

the last time we saw her, she will

1:05:561:06:00

be coming into the range and will be

lying down next to Laura Dahlmeier

1:06:001:06:07

before the German has finished her

second set of five shots at the

1:06:071:06:13

target and the psychological

pressure starts to mount on the

1:06:131:06:15

German.

1:06:151:06:20

Dahlmeier is the first to shoot. She

is going left to right and she has

1:06:341:06:38

got a miss slam she has been put

under pressure. But so too has

1:06:381:06:44

Kuzmina with her first attempt at

the target. They could well be

1:06:441:06:48

coming out of their penalty loop at

the same time. Kuzmina taking her

1:06:481:06:55

time over her last effort. It is

often the fifth that causes the

1:06:551:06:59

problem. She is really taking her

time. Kuzmina only has one penalty

1:06:591:07:04

loop. Vitkova could go into the lead

here if she shoots clean. Talking

1:07:041:07:12

about the athlete in lane 3. But

there is a miss from the bronze

1:07:121:07:18

medallist and a miss from Olsbu.

1:07:181:07:26

medallist and a miss from Olsbu. Can

Braisaz go clean? The lady who was

1:07:301:07:38

last out on the course has shot

clean.

1:07:381:07:46

clean. Bescond is a class act and is

ninth in the World Cup standings.

1:07:461:07:53

Dahlmeier in the lead with Kuzmina

nine seconds behind her. Cadurisch

1:07:531:08:01

is fourth.

1:08:011:08:09

is fourth. The next time they come

into the range they will be shooting

1:08:091:08:12

standing up.

1:08:121:08:18

Such a brutal combination of tests.

Got to lower their pulse.

1:08:261:08:35

Domracheva, she has that one miss.

So she is in eighth place now and 58

1:08:371:08:43

seconds off the pace. Kuzmina is

looking good. That is Dahlmeier. She

1:08:431:08:51

and Kuzmina both missing early on

with this second visit to the range.

1:08:511:08:55

But it was only one personality loop

each. Dahlmeier still leading. But

1:08:551:09:02

Kuzmina is a very quick skier. That

is why the two of them are now,

1:09:021:09:09

well, pretty much only a ski length

apart. Dahlmeier leads, Kuzmina in

1:09:091:09:15

second. What a great battle this

could turn out to be. Plenty of time

1:09:151:09:22

for one or two of the other women to

get in the mix, depending on how

1:09:221:09:26

these two get on their their second

two visits to the range.

1:09:261:09:36

Kuzmina now decides to take it on.

1:09:521:09:59

Her daughter, Olivia, was born in

2015. So she has come back from

1:09:591:10:06

childbirth, trying to recapture her

very best form.

1:10:061:10:14

very best form. First Slovakian to

win a winter Olympic gold, she was

1:10:141:10:19

representing Russia up until 2008.

Dahlmeier, the five-time world

1:10:191:10:24

champion, having to hang on a bit.

Bescond is going well, five finishes

1:10:241:10:31

in the top ten on the World Cup

circuit this season. Got an

1:10:311:10:40

individual silver at the world

champs a few years ago.

1:10:401:10:48

Cadurisch is going well. Vitkova and

Dahlmeier and Kuzmina has won this

1:10:531:10:59

at the range. If you're just joining

us the air temperature is about

1:10:591:11:07

minus 12 and it will feel colder for

these women at the Alpine Centre. In

1:11:071:11:15

the men's sprint yesterday, there

were people crossing the finishing

1:11:151:11:23

line with icicles hanging off their

beards - those of them who have got

1:11:231:11:28

a beard. It was incredible to see.

Just little pieces of spittle that

1:11:281:11:35

had frozen solid on their way around

the course. Kuzmina and Dahl hire

1:11:351:11:42

out on their -- Dahlmeier out on

their own. Bescond is 23 seconds

1:11:421:11:50

adrift and she is a bit adrift. All

can change. There are still two

1:11:501:11:57

visits left to the range. Standing

next time. So they're aiming at a

1:11:571:12:06

bigger target.

1:12:061:12:11

bigger target. Dahl hire clearly

felt -- Dahlmeier clearly felt the

1:12:111:12:18

pressure of Kuzmina being alongside

her the last time. But where she

1:12:181:12:23

missed, so too did Kuzmina. Which

one will be able to hold nerve at

1:12:231:12:30

this third visit to the range? With

Bescond at the beginning of that

1:12:301:12:35

straight behind them.

1:12:351:12:42

So Kuzmina getting herself poised,

getting herself ready. There she is.

1:13:071:13:16

Going right to left. Oh there is a

miss from Kuzmina. Two misses from

1:13:161:13:22

Kuzmina. Dahlmeier just needs to

focus on what she is doing. She is

1:13:221:13:28

two away from having a sizeable

lead. One away. The last one is

1:13:281:13:32

often the most difficult. Yes,

Dahlmeier shoots clean. Kuzmina with

1:13:321:13:37

two penalty loops. That will equate

to around 50 seconds. All that hard

1:13:371:13:46

work she produced to close the gap

all undone by a matter of

1:13:461:13:52

millimetres, not once, but twice.

Cadurisch with two misses now. Oh,

1:13:521:14:01

three for Cadurisch. That is such a

shame. She was going so well.

1:14:011:14:06

Bescond still with just the one

miss.

1:14:061:14:14

miss. If Vitkova could shoot clean,

she would be in second place I

1:14:151:14:18

think. That is good shooting from

the woman from the Czech Republic.

1:14:181:14:29

The defending champion, Domracheva,

we may have forgotten her. But a

1:14:291:14:34

clean shoot would give her a chance.

She has missed one.

1:14:341:14:44

She has missed one. Kuzmina in

second and 37 seconds adrift. They

1:14:471:14:50

were side by side. The reason is

because she missed two at the range.

1:14:501:14:54

Vitkova is in third and Bescond in

fourth.

1:14:541:15:00

World junior silver in the pursuit

couple of years ago. Watch out for

1:15:081:15:18

Herman, a former cross-country

skier, she's in eighth. We know

1:15:181:15:23

Kuzmina will go absolutely hell for

leather now to try and close the gap

1:15:231:15:29

down an Dahlmeier, and we know she

is a quicker skier than the German.

1:15:291:15:34

Disappointment on the face of the

Slovakian, she was way off with that

1:15:341:15:38

one. Two misses proving so costly.

Dahlmeier clean on that visit. Still

1:15:381:15:49

just the one.

1:15:491:15:52

Dahlmeier leading, Kuzmina in

second. Vitkova in the bronze medal

1:16:071:16:10

position. Anais Bescond with a

penalty loop. Dahlmeier once again

1:16:101:16:16

has a bit of breathing space.

1:16:161:16:25

You can hear the German coaches

roaring her on, giving her the

1:16:361:16:40

information. She will have been

aware, of course,

1:16:401:16:47

aware, of course, Kuzmina had a

couple of penalties, but wouldn't

1:16:471:16:50

know how much her lead was. She will

now, courtesy of the coaches. Once

1:16:501:16:55

again, Kuzmina having to push really

hard here, in terms of the skiing,

1:16:551:17:04

to make up for that inaccuracy at

the range. Maybe she is tiring,

1:17:041:17:10

because she was 37, nearly 38

seconds adrift and she hasn't

1:17:101:17:13

managed to close on that first

little section of that climb out of

1:17:131:17:19

the stadium. Bescond trying to close

in on Veronika Vitkova. The cosy

1:17:191:17:31

left the range 1.09 address.

1:17:311:17:40

A good target for the Frenchwoman.

21 on the left, Denise Herrmann.

1:17:401:17:47

There she is. She got a bronze in a

brilliant cross country race four

1:17:471:17:51

years ago in Sochi. If she can bring

that cross-country speed to be for

1:17:511:17:56

here and if she can shoot clean on

her next visit to the range, maybe

1:17:561:18:01

she has a chance. There is

Domracheva, the defending champion.

1:18:011:18:05

She was one minute and 34 off the

pace when she left the shooting

1:18:051:18:10

range for the third time. She has

missed twice. So, Dahlmeier

1:18:101:18:20

attempting the double here. This is

her last visit to the range. If she

1:18:201:18:29

can shoot clean here she has a

chance of producing history on this

1:18:291:18:37

stunning course. Two misses from

Kuzmina allowing Dahlmeier a little

1:18:371:18:44

bit of breathing space here, but she

has to maintain her focus and her

1:18:441:18:51

concentration. It looks as though

she is peaking at exactly the right

1:18:511:18:55

time, which is what she did at the

World Championships last year when

1:18:551:18:59

she took an unprecedented five gold

medals. Five gold medals at the

1:18:591:19:04

worlds. Can she go two out of two at

the early stages of the biathlon in

1:19:041:19:10

the Winter Games, when the stakes

are even higher? 24 years of age,

1:19:101:19:16

Laura Dahlmeier. She was ill early

on this season. She looks as though

1:19:161:19:27

she is fully recovered. The Germans

in the crowd are holding their

1:19:271:19:35

breath. Surely five clean shots here

and the gold will be within her

1:19:351:19:39

grasp. Good start, going right to

left this time. A little pause. Last

1:19:391:19:53

one is sometimes the most difficult.

Not today! That was sensational

1:19:531:20:00

shooting. And before Kuzmina has

even taken her first effort,

1:20:001:20:06

Dahlmeier is on her way out of the

range and heading for her last two

1:20:061:20:12

kilometre circuit. Kuzmina now under

enormous pressure, and that's

1:20:121:20:15

perhaps why she has missed with her

first effort. She knew she couldn't

1:20:151:20:19

afford a single mistake. Now just

trying to block out the context and

1:20:191:20:25

the other two who have arrived

alongside her. One penalty loop for

1:20:251:20:32

Kuzmina, still in with a shout of a

medal, of course. Bescond and

1:20:321:20:38

Vitkova side by side. Remember,

Denise Herrmann, the German, if she

1:20:381:20:45

can shoot clean, she has a chance. A

very fast cross-country skier.

1:20:451:20:51

Vitkova has missed one, now two.

Olsbu also coming unstuck. Bescond,

1:20:511:21:00

good shooting from her. If Denise

Herrmann can... She has just missed

1:21:001:21:07

one. I was going to save she could

just get that last one with her

1:21:071:21:10

skiing speed she might be in with a

shout. Dahlmeier from Kuzmina with

1:21:101:21:16

Bescond, those two very close

together. They are the three

1:21:161:21:20

medallists at the moment. This is

Domracheva. Sheep this time has left

1:21:201:21:25

it too late. She is a wonderful

champion. She will have other

1:21:251:21:29

opportunities as well as the relay.

Dahlmeier has a lead of almost a

1:21:291:21:35

minute out on the course. What will

be a moment of history for her and

1:21:351:21:42

the Germans.

1:21:421:21:45

the Germans.

1:21:451:21:53

Disappointment this time for

Domracheva, but don't write her off,

1:22:001:22:04

she is a wonderful champion. The

Frenchwoman, Marie Dorin Habert, so

1:22:041:22:10

close to a medal in the Sprint is

not so this time. Dahlmeier from

1:22:101:22:15

Kuzmina. Bescond headed out onto the

range just a second behind the

1:22:151:22:20

Slovakian. Olsbu, a surprise silver

medallist from the Sprint is in

1:22:201:22:25

fourth. Marie Dorin Habert in fifth.

The third medallists look on paper

1:22:251:22:28

like they have a big enough gap to

assure themselves a place on the

1:22:281:22:33

podium. Number 22, the

1:22:331:22:42

podium. Number 22, the Estonian,

1:22:451:22:46

podium. Number 22, the Estonian,.

Dahlmeier bidding for an

1:22:461:22:49

unprecedented double here in the

history of women's biathlon in the

1:22:491:22:54

Winter Olympic games. Nobody has

done the Sprint pursuit double yet.

1:22:541:23:00

Brilliant shooting, brilliant

composure. She just needs to

1:23:121:23:18

maintain her rhythm here. She will

be tired, it is a really tough

1:23:181:23:24

course. Kuzmina and Bescond in

second and third. This has been a

1:23:241:23:34

wonderful effort from Anastasiya

Kuzmina. Her wrongdoing, missing at

1:23:341:23:40

the range. These two, when they left

the range for the fourth time, had a

1:23:401:23:48

gap of a roundabout half a minute

and Marte Olsbu who was in fourth.

1:23:481:23:54

They are closing and Dahlmeier but

surely it will be too little too

1:23:541:23:58

late. 45 seconds, the gap. It was 55

for Kuzmina when she left the range,

1:23:581:24:04

so she has managed to take ten

seconds out of that lead, but this

1:24:041:24:09

is Dahlmeier's to lose now. It will

be, you suspect, another Winter

1:24:091:24:17

Olympic medal for Anastasiya

Kuzmina, but will it be a bronze or

1:24:171:24:20

a silver? Anais Bescond tracking her

every move. When you bear in mind,

1:24:201:24:29

Bescond started, she was one minute

and 15 behind Laura Dahlmeier. Only

1:24:291:24:37

19th, that is why her bib says 19,

only 19th in the sprint. Kuzmina was

1:24:371:24:44

13. This has been much better from

the two women currently occupying

1:24:441:24:48

the other medal positions. And now

the Frenchwoman trying to go for it.

1:24:481:24:54

Kuzmina has got real quality. Two

Golds in the sprint and she knew the

1:24:541:25:02

shorter races were her best

opportunity perhaps to get on the

1:25:021:25:05

podium. And here she comes. Laura

Dahlmeier, all on her own, in a

1:25:051:25:12

class of her own and she has done

the unprecedented double. She grabs

1:25:121:25:17

the German flag. Delight once again,

the 24-year-old absolutely superb

1:25:171:25:24

tonight, in brutally cold

conditions. She saunters over the

1:25:241:25:29

line, a little look up. She is now a

double Winter Olympic champion and

1:25:291:25:34

she is the first woman ever to win

the sprint and the pursuit and there

1:25:341:25:39

are still so many more chances of

gold to come. And what about this

1:25:391:25:44

battle for the silver? Kuzmina on

the left, just edging the

1:25:441:25:49

Frenchwoman. It has been a fantastic

effort and a great battle. Oh my

1:25:491:25:53

goodness me, this is so close! I

think Kuzmina got it just by two

1:25:531:25:59

tempts second. They took almost half

a minute out of Dahlmeier and that

1:25:591:26:06

last lap. Not enough for gold, but

Kuzmina and Bescond are worthy

1:26:061:26:14

Winter Olympic medallists. A great

battle to the line between the two

1:26:141:26:18

of them. It was so, so close. Olsbu

driving those arms, really good

1:26:181:26:27

strength from the Norwegian. She is

having a fabulous games. An

1:26:271:26:31

unexpected silver for her in the

sprint and that is a fantastic

1:26:311:26:34

effort. She is forth.

1:26:341:26:44

effort. She is forth. 21 is Denise

Herrmann, the fantastic

1:26:441:26:46

cross-country skier. When you bear

in mind how recently she converted

1:26:461:26:52

to biathlon, sixth place is

fantastic. She will have other

1:26:521:26:55

chances to come as well. Laura

Dahlmeier has done the double. That

1:26:551:26:59

is barometer Vitkova. Cutting a

rather tired figure coming across

1:26:591:27:04

the line. Lena Haecki inside the top

ten. A great skier.

1:27:041:27:22

ten. A great skier. Linn Persson

there.

1:27:221:27:31

there. And Lisa Vittozzi. Dorothy

1:27:311:27:46

. Disappointment for the rest. A

really, really tough night. A good

1:27:471:27:53

effort from the Canadian, inside the

top 20, Rosanna Crawford.

1:27:531:28:03

The rest, absolutely shattered, but

I think Laura Dahlmeier will have a

1:28:031:28:08

little bit of energy left. Just got

a quick glimpse there. She has done

1:28:081:28:14

it! What a fantastic Games it is

turning out to be for the

1:28:141:28:25

turning out to be for the German

biathlon. Laura Dahlmeier has made

1:28:251:28:26

history on a freezing night here in

South Korea. And she will have more

1:28:261:28:31

opportunities to come for further

glory. Kuzmina takes the silver,

1:28:311:28:36

Bescond the bronze. A great race and

brilliant celebrations from all

1:28:361:28:40

three medallists.

1:28:401:28:43

STUDIO: Pretty impressive from

Dahlmeier and Germany, they are

1:28:431:28:47

having a wonderful Games so far.

They are at the top of the medals

1:28:471:28:52

table, that is their fourth gold

medal. We can see they are moving

1:28:521:28:56

ahead of the Netherlands, who have

two gold medal so far, USA with two.

1:28:561:29:01

Norway, Canada, France, South Korea,

and Sweden will have won gold medals

1:29:011:29:05

at this time tomorrow, could Great

Britain make their way onto the

1:29:051:29:11

table?

1:29:111:29:16

Being disqualified in Sochi her.

They have gone down!

I thought about

1:29:161:29:22

never skating again fostered it took

me two years to get over that. It

1:29:221:29:27

made me tougher than I ever thought

I could be.

1:29:271:29:33

Christie aiming to be the first

woman to win a short track title.

1:29:331:29:39

Christie leading the charge, it will

be tight. She has done it. Elise

1:29:391:29:46

Christie! Here comes Christie on the

inside, it is another gold.

Proving

1:29:461:29:51

something to the world. One gold,

three golds, three golds. When

1:29:511:29:58

something breaks your heart, it

takes awhile to love again but I'm

1:29:581:30:01

smiling now. I'm ready for the

spotlight.

1:30:011:30:10

This is when the spotlight will

shine on Elise Christy. She was

1:30:131:30:21

second fastest in qualifying. Her

quarter final is tomorrow at 10. We

1:30:211:30:25

know things can go wrong in short

track, but hopefully her semi-final

1:30:251:30:31

at 10 past 11. The final is tomorrow

at 5 past 12.

A we have a chance

1:30:311:30:39

before we go before to the

Pyeongchang for a section that we

1:30:391:30:43

are going to call, Ask Chemmy. She

knows everything there is to know

1:30:431:30:50

about winter sports. We set you the

challenge to ask her questions. Who

1:30:501:30:56

knows where this may take you. Not

restricted to alpine sports. You c

1:30:561:31:05

turn to Ben. First from ice hockey,

how do you get the lines on to the

1:31:051:31:11

ice.

It is a good question, if the

lines were on the top they will

1:31:111:31:17

dull. There is a huge vat of

powdered paint that is mixed with

1:31:171:31:27

water and they have these power

brooms that sprays it on to the ice

1:31:271:31:34

and seal it with a layer of water.

It is unlikely where it is pointed

1:31:341:31:42

on to the grass in rugby it gettious

ing on your legs.

No.

When speed is

1:31:421:31:53

an element of success, why do the

mogul skiers not wear slim suits.

A

1:31:531:32:05

lot of it is speed. You think maybe

they would long for the

1:32:051:32:13

aerodynamics. But they're not in the

tucked position and not reaching

1:32:131:32:19

that high velocity, they don't need

skin tight suits. However in down

1:32:191:32:24

hill and I have one to show you.

This what is we wear. This is a

1:32:241:32:31

really thin Lycra suit that Clare

wanted to wear and I said not today.

1:32:311:32:37

This is very retro and this is Salt

Lake City.

Would mogul skiers wear

1:32:371:32:46

that or watching the slopestyle

style they could haven't got caught

1:32:461:32:53

by the wind.

You would take the

style out...

Are you saying we don't

1:32:531:33:00

have style?

That is exactly what she

is saying. The technology of the

1:33:001:33:08

speed suits has advanced.

And our

performance director in Britain is

1:33:081:33:18

be hind wind tunnel testing and

these suits have come a long way.

1:33:181:33:24

You you see the Austrians go past,

you can hear their skis. This is my

1:33:241:33:30

bib from Sochi. It is like Blue

Peter. Here is one I made earlier.

1:33:301:33:33

The men don't get their bibs, nor do

the girls until the day of the race.

1:33:331:33:42

Because they would spray it to give

it less wind resistance and it was

1:33:421:33:48

said to be cheating.

Back to the

Austrian suits, the whistling is

1:33:481:33:53

created from what?

All the suits

have to be tested to make them fair.

1:33:531:34:02

This has a small metal plum and

they're tested to led air through.

1:34:021:34:08

If they stop air, if they fall, they

will fall so fast. They try to

1:34:081:34:13

monitor them. But the Austrians,

this suit is one material and the

1:34:131:34:20

Austrians have a tiny divot hole to

pass through the speed trap and wear

1:34:201:34:29

one piece under this. But this is

100th of the a second - it could

1:34:291:34:35

first or nothing at all.

You have

done a lot of testing in wind

1:34:351:34:40

tunnels.

Yes you're hand goes out

and it can make 0.7 of a second of

1:34:401:34:49

difference over 100 minutes.

Snowboarding, you have just got to

1:34:491:34:55

look cool.

It is just part of

parcel. Baggy clothing...

Baggy

1:34:551:35:02

trousers!

Red Gerard, not only does

he look cool, if we see him. This is

1:35:021:35:12

the ceremony at the event. A lot of

people have been asking why are they

1:35:121:35:17

getting Teddy bears.

This is a

reaction in the crowd for the

1:35:171:35:21

athlete to enjoy that first moment

when they know they have won gold.

1:35:211:35:25

They will be getting a medal. There

is a medal ceremony. But the medal

1:35:251:35:33

weighs half a kilo the gold. You can

see the texture that is to replicate

1:35:331:35:39

the sacred trees in this region and

the ribbon is part of the design and

1:35:391:35:47

created using a traditional South

Korean fabric.

And you get your

1:35:471:35:55

chance to celebrate twice?

Yes, I

think obviously you want to

1:35:551:36:00

celebrate as many times as you can.

I'm sure he will be celebrating

1:36:001:36:04

again at home. And I remember

1:36:041:36:14

again at home. And I remember in

Vancouver it took a while to build.

1:36:141:36:18

We have some very exciting news,

because in a lot of the sports you

1:36:181:36:22

can tell so much from the training

runs, but particularly in the

1:36:221:36:27

sliding sports. In skeleton we have

a strong female team that includes

1:36:271:36:40

Laura Deas and she has been getting

better results than Lizzie Yarnold.

1:36:401:36:50

In the second training run Laura was

fastest. She is setting the pace.

1:36:501:36:58

Flock is strong. Lizzie fourth

fastest at the moment. And here are

1:36:581:37:03

the men's training runs and under

the radar, the men's team has not

1:37:031:37:07

been talked about at all, you see

Don Parsons on his second run, he is

1:37:071:37:18

at the top by a long way. It is

telling us the kit is spot on.

Yes.

1:37:181:37:25

The athletes are spot on. They're

getting to know the track and they

1:37:251:37:29

will build in confidence, because

those times matter.

Amy said

1:37:291:37:35

although Dom is a surprise, he has a

good start. He is going under the

1:37:351:37:40

radar. We are all talking about

Lizzie. And Laura is in the same

1:37:401:37:45

boat. They can fulfil their

expectation without the expectation

1:37:451:37:50

of country. Dom is a quiet guy.

He

is very quiet. In Sochi and

1:37:501:37:58

Vancouver he is quiet. Now he has

the training runs.

He has had some

1:37:581:38:03

good results and he is getting

closer. He could be a threat. The

1:38:031:38:09

men's skeleton starts Thursday

morning and finishes on Friday. The

1:38:091:38:13

women's starts on Friday and

finishes on Saturday. It is going to

1:38:131:38:18

be fascinating and we will be

hearing from the expertise of Amy

1:38:181:38:24

Williams. Now to the Sliding Centre.

It is the fist run first run of

1:38:241:38:37

women's luge. We saw Felix Loch fail

to win. Who could win in the women.

1:38:371:38:46

Let's first out.

1:38:461:38:48

After the watching the guys, will

they take it steady?

1:38:531:39:01

She was the first female luger to

win a medal for America. And the

1:39:111:39:19

first European to win a medal. Last

year, she raced here in the World

1:39:191:39:25

Cup and did OK without being

brilliant and finished tenth. She is

1:39:251:39:30

getting married this summer and

America at the moment flying high.

1:39:301:39:35

Can Hamlyn start her Olympic

campaign in style. Erin Hamlyn for

1:39:351:39:40

the United States, under way. First,

a different start from what we were

1:39:401:39:45

used to with the men.

They start

lower down the track and come into

1:39:451:39:55

bend 4. Their start is shorter so

they're straight into the bend and

1:39:551:40:00

it has caught a couple of them out.

1:40:001:40:12

She has her eye in and this is

getting the first run to get rid of

1:40:131:40:18

any sort of pre-race nerves and we

will see what the speed is. 122K an

1:40:181:40:24

hour. That is 70mph.

That is a

decent start.

1:40:241:40:34

decent start. The coach happy.

That

is a new track record. We will see

1:40:341:40:38

how fast it is as the next few sleds

come down. The top four have been

1:40:381:40:45

close. But it shows how cold it is,

the ice is fast and that could make

1:40:451:40:52

for good racing. And there could be

more mistakes.

You can't stress it

1:40:521:40:58

enough what you need, they get four

runs, you need consistency. There is

1:40:581:41:04

so many of the men who had three

good runs and a shocker and that put

1:41:041:41:09

them out of it. Here one of most

consistent of all time.

1:41:091:41:19

consistent of all time. 34-year-old

Huefner, she is the oldest

1:41:191:41:22

competitor in the event. She has won

all three medals at the last three

1:41:221:41:27

Olympics, silver, bronze and gold in

Vancouver. If she could get a medal

1:41:271:41:32

she would be the most decorated

competitor in luge history. She is

1:41:321:41:43

trying to run down Hamlin's time.

She had a better first bend than

1:41:431:41:51

Hahlin. You can see how quickly the

women have to get down on to the

1:41:511:41:57

sled. The men have more time to

settle. That is just the way the

1:41:571:42:01

track is designed. She starts to

build speed into the most important

1:42:011:42:07

part. That is the line you have, you

just miss the wall. As she comes

1:42:071:42:14

down, that is building that speed

and that is all relevant to the

1:42:141:42:18

start. She has got similar speed to

Hamlin.

Should beat Hamlin, but only

1:42:181:42:30

just. These two have started

strongly.

1:42:301:42:41

strongly. Visually I Huefner very

impressive.

She lost speed as she

1:42:411:42:47

came into the big Olympic corner.

She was a tenth up. As she come

1:42:471:42:52

across the line, she has lost seven

hundredth, that doesn't sound like

1:42:521:42:58

much, but in four runs will that

cost her a medal? That is the

1:42:581:43:03

perfect line. You come out and

you're pointing back to the left

1:43:031:43:06

hand wall. As show you skimmed both

sides.

1:43:061:43:14

Third down Sandra Robatscher. She is

the world No 9. The standard has

1:43:301:43:36

been set. This is her first run of

the Olympics.

A good exit. You can

1:43:361:43:44

see the difference in the start.

That is why she is down in the red

1:43:441:43:47

light already. The lines are looking

good so far. Speed just building all

1:43:471:43:55

the time. Trying to get a nice line

into 8. The line drops down as you

1:43:551:44:03

come into this important corner.

Maybe because they have got reduced

1:44:031:44:09

speed at this point it is making the

track easier. But she is losing time

1:44:091:44:17

down the bottom of the track.

She is

finishing her run for Italy. That

1:44:171:44:26

14th corner very popular with the

spectators. She has fallen a little

1:44:261:44:34

way behind. As you said, John w that

loss of speed very late on in her

1:44:341:44:40

run. Strange isn't it you would have

thought loss of speed would be hard

1:44:401:44:46

to achieve once you're on the second

half of the run.

It is quite a

1:44:461:44:54

strange thing, you can see into

sliders in almost identical lines

1:44:541:44:58

and one is doing more to achieve

than. That is down to their driving

1:44:581:45:02

styles and equipment and how they

come into that corner.

1:45:021:45:10

Next art for America is from a

Britchner. Like many, she struggled

1:45:111:45:25

early in her training, only 13 here

last year. She reported earlier in

1:45:251:45:30

the week Shirov corded herself to be

very low after her first week of

1:45:301:45:34

training that on Sunday morning,

went quickest of all. A real mixed

1:45:341:45:40

bag. Don't know what to expect

clear.

Back here. She has found a

1:45:401:45:45

consistent failure that she leave.

She is there and the start, but how

1:45:451:45:52

will she cope with the speed and how

will she build it? Is she a little

1:45:521:45:57

nervous in just over driving it to

make sure she is on the right lines

1:45:571:46:01

customer still dropping back, but

that could be relevant to the start

1:46:011:46:04

time. Still building speed. This is

the first one where we've seen

1:46:041:46:11

having a bit of trouble, feet down

and that will cost a lot of trouble

1:46:111:46:14

as she comes down to the bottom.

That is probably not what she was

1:46:141:46:17

wanting. You can see straightaway,

she went into straight about a tenth

1:46:171:46:24

down and now three tenths dumb.

Disappointed to be half a second

1:46:241:46:31

behind. You can still see clattering

into the walls after the US man was

1:46:311:46:38

walking away there. I could sort of

see that coming. Her body language

1:46:381:46:42

all week was not great. She was very

vocal about the fact her four runs

1:46:421:46:48

on training had got to her.

And

those poor runs on training are

1:46:481:46:52

still in her head now. This is the

whole psychological part of this

1:46:521:46:57

sport. She knows how to drive. You

can see in her face, she knows she

1:46:571:47:01

has messed up, got it wrong, not got

as much air time as some of the men

1:47:011:47:05

last night. Even a little mistake at

that point in the corner could cost

1:47:051:47:09

you nearly two or three tenths and

that's what happened to her. Lost

1:47:091:47:14

nearly four tenths because of that

mistake.

She looks gutted. She looks

1:47:141:47:19

really upset. That was the coach

with that arm round her. Another one

1:47:191:47:24

for Germany now. Dajana Eitberger.

Seven top six finishes in the World

1:47:241:47:31

Cup this year and comes into the

Olympic games ranked number two in

1:47:311:47:35

the world. As she gets underway, she

has reported a couple of times that

1:47:351:47:42

she is having terrible difficulties

after bend nine into the Dragons

1:47:421:47:49

tale, it is key for her.

Key for

everyone. It is a tricky corner,

1:47:491:47:55

nine is like no other corner on any

other track on the world. You have

1:47:551:47:59

to drive it completely differently

to what they are used to. It is

1:47:591:48:02

hard. She has gone a little bit

flat. You can see her steering the

1:48:021:48:07

sled and working too hard to get

through that, but she has got

1:48:071:48:11

through fairly clean. She will go

the speed at the bottom. This may

1:48:111:48:18

keep her in contention. She has got

good speed. It might give her a

1:48:181:48:22

little confidence for the next run.

A little nudge on the wall at bend

1:48:221:48:27

15. But to be so close to Hamlin and

Tatjana Huefner, a perfectly

1:48:271:48:36

satisfactory first go for Eitberger.

She will be policed the Dragon's

1:48:361:48:40

tale didn't cause any particular

problems. Interesting to watch,

1:48:401:48:45

whereas Tatjana Huefner went through

it like an arrow, she had to correct

1:48:451:48:49

herself halfway down.

That's because

she is not confident with the track

1:48:491:48:52

at that point and her ability to

drive it. What she's doing is just

1:48:521:48:56

making sure that she gets through

their clean and by that, she is just

1:48:561:49:03

overriding and costing herself some

speed. If she goes with the

1:49:031:49:06

confidence of what she knows she can

drive, she will be quicker on the

1:49:061:49:09

second run.

That is the early order,

the top three separated by precious

1:49:091:49:15

little. Next up, this is the best in

the world, the Olympic champion from

1:49:151:49:21

Sochi in Russia. Natalie

Geisenberger absolutely destroyed

1:49:211:49:27

the field. Let's see what shape she

is in. She, of course, is ranked

1:49:271:49:33

number one in the world and has been

for the last six years. She is the

1:49:331:49:38

one they all have to beat, on paper,

as she begins her quest for another

1:49:381:49:44

gold medal here at the Olympic

Games. Geisenberger underway. This

1:49:441:49:48

could be a real sprinkling of top

quality.

We shall see. She has not

1:49:481:49:55

been off the podium all year and the

most consistent pilot throughout the

1:49:551:49:58

whole season, but it's now, none of

that matters, this is about the

1:49:581:50:03

Olympic Games and about making sure

that she leaves here with the gold

1:50:031:50:07

medal again. That is the only thing

she has come for. This is the

1:50:071:50:12

section of the track she needs to

get right. She's down with a lot of

1:50:121:50:20

speed. Don't know if that caption

was right for the speed, she was

1:50:201:50:24

starting to pick up on the women in

front of her. She has great speed

1:50:241:50:28

coming up the hill. She should be in

the lead here by a few hundredths.

1:50:281:50:33

Much quicker than Hamlin at that

stage and she is seven hundredths of

1:50:331:50:37

a second ahead of the field. So

Natalie Geisenberger praise her

1:50:371:50:41

first-hand of the Olympic Games, and

it was a pretty tidy hand, as well.

1:50:411:50:48

She sets the early standard. You

could just see as she came up to get

1:50:481:50:53

off her sled, looks like she took a

deep breath, almost like, OK, first

1:50:531:50:57

one is out the way, I know what the

track feels like, I will open the

1:50:571:51:03

traps on the second one and put the

afterburners on.

Look at the hips

1:51:031:51:06

and thighs working to keep the

through line.

This is the difference

1:51:061:51:11

between two pilots. You can see

almost exactly on the same line.

1:51:111:51:16

That is hours and hours of training

and getting used to wake you need to

1:51:161:51:20

be on the corner. Those two pilots

are both Olympic champions from

1:51:201:51:25

different Olympics, so they know how

to slide.

Some very smart talent

1:51:251:51:30

still to come here. A mixed bag

through the 30 that next is Kimberly

1:51:301:51:35

McRae, who is an excellent second

here in Pyeongchang last winter in

1:51:351:51:41

the World Cup. That was a fine run

in sixth place and she is underway.

1:51:411:51:49

And having that result at the test

event will give people a little

1:51:491:51:55

confidence that the track sort of

suits their style of driving and

1:51:551:51:58

their equipment. It depends now

whether she can handle the pressure

1:51:581:52:02

of what those five Olympic rings

rings. It is the same race, just

1:52:021:52:07

over two days but it depends how she

handles it. It looks like she is

1:52:071:52:11

doing really well at the moment. She

has the line, slightly more wavy in

1:52:111:52:15

12 but it looks nice and clean and

she is doing a good job. Staying in

1:52:151:52:19

contention, within a tenth.

Ahead of

Hamlin at their respective stages.

1:52:191:52:26

Down the bend to the 16th and final

corner. Lost a tiny bit late on but

1:52:261:52:32

only a fraction. She goes third.

That is the way to celebrate! The

1:52:321:52:37

Canadians in good voice.

Most of

these athletes now will thrive on

1:52:371:52:44

the next run. Some of them will be

nervous, especially if it is their

1:52:441:52:49

first or maybe even their second

Olympics and they are making a big

1:52:491:52:52

jump up in the standard. Overall,

that was a really good run. You can

1:52:521:52:59

see she has dived into the track. A

little bit of pressure, just try to

1:52:591:53:04

cut the middle out too much but it

worked for her. Maybe that is the

1:53:041:53:08

style she has an she is not

overworking the sled too much, still

1:53:081:53:12

keeping herself in medal contention

at the end of the first run.

Natalie

1:53:121:53:17

Geisenberger, Tatjana Huefner and

Kimberly McRae separated by one

1:53:171:53:23

tenth. Now Italy, Andrea Voetter.

19th in Sochi and world ranked 16

1:53:231:53:35

coming in here. She did finish sixth

in Innsbruck but that was the first

1:53:351:53:39

World Cup race of the entire winter

back in November. To be honest,

1:53:391:53:43

hasn't done a lot since and normally

not a fast start-up either.

As we

1:53:431:53:50

have seen, it doesn't necessarily...

It is not necessarily how fast you

1:53:501:53:54

start but how well you get through

this section of the track here,

1:53:541:53:59

where you are coming down the big

steep drop into nine. It is all

1:53:591:54:03

about this corner. She has that nice

clothesline against the wall and

1:54:031:54:07

straight through. That is a good

line. That is the line working for

1:54:071:54:10

the women at the moment. The men

have a little more speed and it

1:54:101:54:14

challenges them a little bit more.

As she comes down to the bottom of

1:54:141:54:18

the track, the speed is good but it

is how close you can keep to these

1:54:181:54:22

top five.

Six for her, Andrea

Voetter. Probably as good as she

1:54:221:54:30

could have expected bearing in mind

what she did in Sochi. The fact she

1:54:301:54:35

has had a relatively quiet season so

far also. Andrea Voetter going six

1:54:351:54:40

for the moment.

1:54:401:54:41

far also. Andrea Voetter going six

for the moment.

1:54:411:54:42

So the defending champion Natalie

Geisenberger setting the pace. Three

1:54:421:54:44

Germans in the top five after the

first run of the luge. Back to see

1:54:441:54:49

more of the second run. You may

notice my guests have deserted me.

1:54:491:54:53

It is because we were having a

conversation about speed. You could

1:54:531:54:57

see with those lugers, the suit

built for speed.

1:54:571:55:05

built for speed. Chemmy has

persuaded Ben to do something you

1:55:061:55:08

never thought he would do.

A man

begging to wear lycra. Let's get on

1:55:081:55:12

it. Big jump!

There we go. Can I

just say... This is one of your most

1:55:121:55:19

ridiculous ideas, as usual.

Oh my

gosh, you will love it, it is so

1:55:191:55:23

comfortable. Your pecs are little

big. You will want to go out on this

1:55:231:55:31

later. This is the future of

snowboarding, the world's first,

1:55:311:55:37

snowboarders wearing lycra.

Presumably you got help when doing

1:55:371:55:38

this?

No, you just contort yourself.

This is really going to harm my

1:55:381:55:44

street cred.

Looks amazing. Can you

get in a tuck position? Look at

1:55:441:55:52

that, he is so streamlined!

Honestly, it feels good, doesn't it?

1:55:521:55:56

I don't know.

Shall we just sit down

and do the rest of the show in it?

1:55:561:56:02

Whilst you do that, we will look at

some of the headline makers of day

1:56:021:56:06

three.

1:56:061:56:10

Get me out of this now!

1:56:101:56:14

Get me out of this now!

Whilst Ben

tries to get this off, let's see

1:56:141:56:16

what the snowboarders wear. Only

nine of the 25 women in the

1:56:161:56:21

slopestyle final completed clean

runs but Jamie Anderson coped best

1:56:211:56:24

with the wind to successfully defend

her title. Led by their most

1:56:241:56:28

enduring partnership of Tessa virtue

and Scott

1:56:281:56:40

Moir, a gold medal. And also in the

curling they will play

1:56:411:56:50

Moir, a gold medal. And also in the

curling they will play Switzerland

1:56:501:56:51

or... We will find out soon who they

face. Stay there, stay there, Ben!

1:56:511:56:59

After we remind you how the rules of

curling work.

1:57:001:57:08

Curling originated in 16th century

Scotland, and appeared in the very

1:57:081:57:13

first Olympic Games in 1924, where

Great Britain won gold. The aim of

1:57:131:57:18

curling is to get more stones to the

centre of the scoring area, known as

1:57:181:57:23

the house, than your opponent.

Sweeping is a key part. It affects

1:57:231:57:27

the distance and direction a stone

travels in. Tactics are crucial, in

1:57:271:57:32

particular retailing last stone

advantage, known as the hammer. In

1:57:321:57:36

the men's and women's events there

are four players in each team, who

1:57:361:57:41

Cole two stones each end. Only one

team can score per end and matches

1:57:411:57:45

are over ten ends. This year sees

the addition of mixed doubles, a

1:57:451:57:52

shorter and more dynamic event

played over eight ends instead of

1:57:521:57:55

the traditional ten.

1:57:551:58:01

So let's go and see some live

action. The OA are against

1:58:011:58:07

Switzerland in the gold-medal match.

Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram are

1:58:071:58:16

your commentators. COMMENTATOR: You

join us just at the end of this

1:58:161:58:21

first end, with one stone left to

play. Switzerland have that hammer

1:58:211:58:25

in this first end and have a chance

to score two. You can see we have

1:58:251:58:29

just had a shot played by OAR, which

has left a fairly comfortable

1:58:291:58:38

opportunity. They're playing the

yellows, Switzerland, OAR playing

1:58:381:58:44

red. It should be fairly

straightforward. It is actually

1:58:441:58:49

Logan Green with me. It has been

almost a textbook first end for

1:58:491:58:54

Switzerland. If you have the hammer

in the first end, scoring one is

1:58:541:58:58

find a pick-up Scott Caplan that's

great.

Yes, Kerry with her first of

1:58:581:59:04

the game setting the tone and

putting the finishing touches on as

1:59:041:59:09

well with the fifth stone. A perfect

start for Switzerland.

They lead by

1:59:091:59:15

two after the first end. The hammer

will transfer to OAR. Married

1:59:151:59:22

couple. We have a few family

connections in the curling,

1:59:221:59:29

including the Smith family and

Muirhead family. These two are

1:59:291:59:36

actually married.

1:59:361:59:41

actually married. Just explain mixed

doubles, one man and one woman, the

1:59:441:59:50

Russians in contrast to the other

teams, the other seven teams, they

1:59:501:59:54

have the women playing the first and

fifth stone, the last stone and the

1:59:541:59:58

men playing two, three and four. The

Russians do it the other way round.

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Olympic Athlete from Russia, sorry.

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It's not a full

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It's not a full house this evening,

Korea were in the Roundhouse

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competition, and they were in the

round robin. We had a semifinal this

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morning, Canada already through to

the gold-medal match tomorrow. The

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winners will take on Norway for the

runs medal -- bronze medal, the

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losers, apologies, from this match.

That's tonight, or tomorrow, for

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you, it all very confusing!

A nicer

stone there from Jenny Perret, she

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actually tapped at the back stone,

if that had gone over the back line,

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the throwing stones would have been

removed from play and the

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pre-position one replaced. They used

the maximum tolerance for the shot

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and goddesses the good position.

--

got it in a good position.

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Krushelnitskiy has struggled with

his shots this week, a little bit

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down on his

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draws. It will be key if they can

make those first stones, those draw

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shots. Then they could give Martin

Rios and Jenny Perret a bit of a

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headache.

He's become a bit of a

character, Martin. He's had his

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troubles on the ice this week.

Kicked a couple of stones, I say

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kicked, just touched them with his

foot and brushed them on occasion.

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It's a bit of an art sweeping your

own stone, tippy toe around them,

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particularly when it gets crowded.

That one has just over cold little

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bit. Didn't have a great deal of

rotation on it. When the stone is

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spinning, it can drift off a little

bit. You want to get a good

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rotation, three or four rotations

for the full length of the ice. That

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one was maybe about one another. --

one and a half.

The Limerick

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athletes from Russia, like quite a

few of the teams including the

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British teams, the men and women's

team competition starting on

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Wednesday, they have been preparing

in Japan. A few days before this

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mixed doubles.

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mixed doubles. This has still got

plenty on it.

This is looking a

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little bit pacey. They would have

liked it to light against the yellow

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stone at the top of the button, so

probably six feet too much on that

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one.

They are just struggling with

the pace a little bit and both ends.

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The coach looks a little frustrated,

shall we say. It's very quiet in

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here this evening. When there's only

one match on, when there's four,

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there's always shouting, a bit of

noise and atmosphere. Just all eyes

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on this particular sheet in front of

this, right in front of where we're

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sitting, we've got a great view.

There's positive only having one

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game, you can have a bit of crowd

interaction between the games, a bit

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of the sick. That sort of thing. I

didn't actually notice -- bit of

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music. I was organising the Olympic

Games, I would do that.

Martin Rios

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trying to come back, a lot more ice

this time.

Not actually trying to go

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on to the red stone but more likely

onto the face of the yellow and line

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them up Onto the red stone.

Quite

short of speed. Was that the

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deliberate guard out there or has it

come up short?

I think it's quite a

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bit shorter than what they would

have liked going by the body

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language. A big sweep, throws it,

jumps up and sweeps it.

Plenty of

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ice, is that the first time down

that side?

I was about to say that,

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most of the play has been down the

anticlockwise rotation. If you

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rotate it anticlockwise, it runs

straight and turns to the left

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whereas if you come on a clockwise

rotation like Martin Rios, it will

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do the same but turn right.

Trying

to raise this in. And got it, well

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done. That's an excellent shot.

She's pretty good at this,

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Bryzgalova. As you said, it's

actually the men normally, John

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Morris is expert at these kind of

shots, but she has done well.

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There's no way that was nominated

shot! They were trying to peel the

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two guards there, I would say. If

they were going for that, the real

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risk would have been hitting the

yellow guard onto the yellow stone

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on the top of the button and jamming

it on the red and leading two

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behind. Far too risky shot to call.

They over curled and got lucky.

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Lucky or not, it certainly improved

the situation for them. Martin Rios

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trying to come back in, close on

that road.

-- red. A really nice try

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lair, nice line.

A slight tap back

but a good position, still roam

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between the two stones.

That was

Sebastien stock, the two-time

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European champion for Germany,

coaching Switzerland at clinics.

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coaching Switzerland at clinics. --

at the Olympics.

A similar draw for

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her head to try and tapped that?

They're going to follow that one

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down from Martin Rios and tapped it

back, try and create space to score

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on this end because it's very

difficult at the moment. A really

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good, strong sweeper, excellent...

Both of them going to try.

An

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excellent position to get full power

through the brush head. Actually

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probably overslept that in the end.

One of the dangers in jumping up,

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two players out there, you can't

really judge the line. If you have

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four players coming have the luxury

of have on someone watching the line

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all the time. They over kicked that

one of it.

By the time they stopped

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sweeping and they realised the line,

it's too late to do anything about

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it. With the hammer here, they would

have wanted to be in a better

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position than this.

The way the

stones are lined up there, if

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Switzerland are feeling a little bit

frisky, they might be able to make a

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double takeout for the two reds and

for themselves in a strong position.

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This look like a takeout.

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This is hanging high.

He's leaving

it alone. It's just going to catch

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and that's improving the situation

dramatically for

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dramatically for Olympics athletes

from Russia.

They could have put

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some more weight on that and given

themselves a bit more chance to make

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it but a bit more tentative there.

This is an opportunity, not that he

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has this is only been playing the

draw with that level of accuracy,

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but it's not a particularly

difficult shots and they will pick

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up two. Easier said than done!

Certainly is. This stone has a bit

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more room for error than your

bog-standard drawdown onto the

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button. They can use their stone on

the button to take the speed out of

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it, but the backstop. That looks

like it will do nicely.

So, we're

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tied after two.

It's never a textbook start. We have

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had some shots that are good and

some that are less good. It's been a

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quiet start. Almost reflecting the

atmosphere in here. Needs to get

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going with that. You don't get too

much hollering going on but when

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Korea were playing, a lot of locals

were buying tickets hoping that they

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would have made it through to the

semifinals. They started pretty

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well, the first two or three games.

I think after three or four

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sessions, we were looking at the

four teams and he said, we weren't

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trying to be clever, but we thought

there would be no way, Russia,

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Switzerland, Canada, they look like

the best teams.

The world rankings

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words suggesting that as well. The

OAR team being number one in the

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world, in the mixed doubles tour

this season. Norway were second and

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the Swiss team were third. So true

to form, really. In the final

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stages, we would never write off the

Canadians, two Olympic gold

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medallists and already in the final

for this game.

Even though they were

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the least experienced pair played

together, competitively rest of the

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teams here, that -- compared to the

rest of the teams, that experience

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that they bought individually, they

ended up head and shoulders ahead of

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everyone else. So far, they are in

the gold-medal match, Norway the

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only ones who have defeated Canada

in the round robin. Kaitlyn Lawes

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and John Morris, the Canada team. I

think John Morris has become a real

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fan of mixed doubles. Kaitlyn Lawes

was a late replacement for Rachel

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Holman, who is skippering the

Canadian women's team.

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Canadian women's team. It's worked

out very well for the mixed pair,

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though.

Interesting to see some of

the nations taking a different

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approach to this. Some of the

players out here such as the

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American duo, they'll be taking part

of the team event as well. But

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Rachel Holman deciding that it would

be better to focus on the team

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format. And John Morris found a new

partner and Kaitlyn Lawes isn't a

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bad signing.

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Here is Bryzgalova, try to come

around and freeze on that yellow

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stone on the button.

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They'd like to get it down. Great

sweep by Democrat, I think he's just

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got that far enough to be in a shot

position. -- great sweep by

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Krushelnitskiy.

You can see how hard

they're working, Martin Rios,

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Krushelnitskiy. They're wearing

T-shirts as well. We're wrapped up a

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peer, the cold air being blown into

the arena. It's certainly getting

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warm down there.

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This is the real feature of mixed

doubles for me. He will take the

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guard away here. That line, that

betrayal of stones.

-- that betrayal

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of stones. They visit didn't like

the situation, trying to change

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things up a bit. We have not seen

Martin Rios be particularly accurate

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with these big weight takeouts but

pretty good job here. Still leaves

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that don't on the centre line,

that's the only criticism of that

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shot. So a chance to bury another

one behind.

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one behind.

Anastasia Bryzgalova.

Sleep, sleep! -- sweep, sweet!

So

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the Russian for sweep is sweet! It

is funny how the English terms for

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the instructions.

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the instructions. Was she trying to

catch her own stone there?

I think

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there was a little bit of a

contingency in the end and they got

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stuck in no man's land and drifted

right through. Important to have a

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plan B on this shots. But they

really didn't...

Wanted to be on top

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of the first red.

When you throw

that weight, the stones tend to snap

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and break a little bit later on.

That's what caused Russia the

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problem there.

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What Martin Rios has been good at

this week is on occasions when

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Switzerland have been two, three or

fool-mac down in the latter stages,

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coming up with the kind of moving

stones around and working the

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angles. Under pressure when that

clock is ticking, each team gets 22

2:15:352:15:43

minutes of thinking time, time

between playing shop, you've got to

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make your mind up quickly what

you're going to play, you've got to

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see it quickly and execute the shot.

I think Martin Rios is a clever and

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crafty player, moving the stones

around to get the angles at best

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benefit Switzerland. That is very

much 's game. Martin Rios is

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actually a very good player in the

team format. He played second for

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the Swiss team and had a lot of

success, won some competitions on

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the world curling tour as well. He

has had a bit of a rejuvenation

2:16:202:16:25

since starting to take on the mixed

format. And then moving into the

2:16:252:16:29

mixed doubles as well. This is

exactly the same shot, really, as

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Anastasia Bryzgalova played. The

stones have moved over half a stone,

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maybe, but you'd expect them to make

an adjustment to the speed.

Gliding

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on to their own red. Yes, very good.

That is starting to make things

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difficult for Switzerland.

All of a

sudden, they are starting to look

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scared, Switzerland. Things are

scary for them.

It is so important

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to have your stone above the T-line,

the centre line going away from us.

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That is an almost perfect shot.

The

great thing about it is that two red

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stones are bang in line straight up

the centre line onto the yellow

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stone said it is difficult to remove

them and difficult for Switzerland

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to score here.

Well, he's going to

try to move them around.

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A beauty!

Called the angle well,

close to see who is lying shot. They

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are having a look.

Martin Rios could

not have done more. He is cutting a

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frustrated figure but that is a

fantastic shot by Martin Rios.

Yeah,

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that was starting to look ominous

for Switzerland. Again, we will very

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quickly explain what you don't do in

mixed doubles is blank and end

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because you lose the hammer. Any

normal team game, if the end isn't

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working out, you can blank and carry

over the hammer.

That role has been

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introduced from the get go to try to

invoke a more high-scoring game, try

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to move away from those bank ends

and make every end really

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interesting.

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They can still use that stone at the

back, just to make sure that Jenny

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Perret... I wouldn't say she is the

best with the final stone, she's

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been up and down but she wouldn't be

here if she hadn't done very well.

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That is going to ask a question. I

am not sure who is lying second

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shot. They are both having a look,

the Swiss are having a very close

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look.

I don't think it matters too

much, the only option they have is

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to fold it down and score one but a

very nice shot by OAR and good

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awareness. If they'd dropped it

short of the T-line, they could have

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been a chance for two. To them. They

are forcing Switzerland to draw for

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one.

I was going to say, she can be

wrong on both sides and lose two.

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This has got to be just right. So,

Jenny Perret... Going to try to

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follow that in.

No, I think the

first word out of Martin Rios was

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Mac face is never.

It doesn't look

good from where we are sitting,

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either.

They are just standing back

and begging for it it is trying.

It

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is curling now. She has just about

done enough. Just about. Well, a

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long way down there, she was

worried, Martin Rios was worried.

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The heart rate, I bet, was rising.

A

little fist pump saying well done

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but it was close. Anyway,

Switzerland picked up just the one,

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leading 3-2 after three ends. The

hammer now moves to OAR.

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He is a great character. I have a

lot of fun watching him. I've been

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worried a couple of times he was

going to break his brush he was

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putting in so much effort, leaning

so heavily. Who said curling wasn't

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a physical sport?

I think Martin

might need a change of T-shirt at

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half-time.

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So, here we go, fourth end. OAR,

they are playing the red stones with

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the hammer, meaning they play stone

-- the play stone is at the back of

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the house. Normal shot here is tried

to draw right up against that red

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stone. I'm already looking at

this... We have a great view where

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we are sitting.

This is over

curling. Maybe a little bit short of

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speed and it just shows how much

curl there is on the size.

Once it

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starts to slow, it really is

turning.

And the ice conditions can

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be different from one arena to the

next, even one ice rink to another,

2:22:132:22:16

if you're playing a club at home,

then you have to get really close to

2:22:162:22:24

the guard to hide it in behind. In

the arena, you can pass by a good

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foot and it still Bankstown and gets

in there.

And each sheet is

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different. The semifinal was played

over the far side, and we were

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saying sometimes the outside sheet

can played differently to the inside

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ones.

There is a lock to take into

consideration is. There is the

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stones as well, which we will go

into.

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Swept hard by her husband, keeping

an eye. Your feet can't touch the

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stone.

2:23:102:23:15

stone. Often Martin Rios is sweeping

then he has to get back down the

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other end, get his composure back,

heartrate down. He needs a bit of

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finis to deliver the stone.

Actually, we were saying that Martin

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Rios is sweating but he is sweeping

more stones than anyone, he is

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sweeping every single stone. Jenny

is getting a bit of a holiday out

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there, really.

She is keeping an eye

on the line. The role of skip. This

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one just curling. Just jamming

against their own.

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This is where Martin Rios excels. We

have seen him do so already in this

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match.

Starting to get if you stones

in here. Once we have had five play,

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the takeout is possible.

2:24:162:24:18

Anastasia Bryzgalova, going to bring

another one in.

Yeah, going to come

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down and tap those yellow stone is

lined up, and lie in front of them.

2:24:372:24:41

By doing so, we call that freeze,

you freeze against the opposition

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stone and it makes it difficult to

remove. Russia are in a stronger

2:24:482:24:53

position at the moment.

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Needs to get into the nose or even

inside the yellow. Witty good. Just

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nudges the back yellow. I just think

she wanted it further over because

2:25:082:25:13

Switzerland can try to make a freeze

of their own. It is all getting very

2:25:132:25:19

intricate and close quarters in

there.

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So, Martin Rios again needs Jenny

Perret to give him the line.

2:25:282:25:39

Not a dissimilar shot to last time

but he is staying off this one and

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now thinking about it.

That looked

heavy. 13 points seven on the clock,

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I'll tell you about that in a

minute. Nicely done, really good

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shot by Martin Rios and that has

really turned the end on its head.

2:26:062:26:13

Almost perfect shot from Anastasia

Bryzgalova has been punished by

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Switzerland, and it can turn around

that quickly. We saw 13 points seven

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on the shot clock. That is the time

between the two red hog lines which

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gives us a general idea of the speed

of the eyes and we are thinking

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about 14 seconds for a draw that

would land on the T-line.

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They are going to movies around a

little?

They are, give it a bit of a

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splat and see how many yellow stone

is they can get going.

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Is it going to get past the guard?

It is...

They got one out of there.

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At a bad result and they are still

sitting on the side of the yellow

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stone. -- not a bad result.

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When they are looking to hit it

further on the outside to try to

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spring the yellow at the top of the

button, and one of the main

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strategies, if you like, of mixed

doubles curling is if you have the

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last stone advantage, you want to

give yourself space to get one in

2:27:402:27:43

there and score but when you don't

have the last stone, like

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Switzerland, they want to keep

everything closed down and keep the

2:27:472:27:52

scoring error small for the

opposition which is what Martin Rios

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and Jenny Perret are doing very well

here.

2:27:552:28:03

So, should have a pretty good idea

of this shot. He has just played it,

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after all.

He is playing very well

already, Martin Rios.

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Positions them nicely between the

two red stones.

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two red stones.

A little look of

consternation between the married

2:28:302:28:32

Russian par. Just trying to work out

what to do here and this is one of

2:28:322:28:38

the features of mixed doubles. Even

this early on, fourth end, you can't

2:28:382:28:43

take too much time. Each team does

have a time-out and each team has a

2:28:432:28:48

power-play, which we will talk about

in the second half. In the later

2:28:482:28:55

ends, each team has a chance to try

to score more heavily, we will talk

2:28:552:29:02

about it later. They have to make up

their minds reasonably quickly.

I am

2:29:022:29:07

not too sure, to be honest, they've

got a bit of work to do but

2:29:072:29:11

ultimately what they want to achieve

is make sure they score here and

2:29:112:29:16

they don't want to fall two or three

points behind. They will definitely

2:29:162:29:21

play takeout and try to burst things

open. They've got options to get the

2:29:212:29:26

guard back, hit their own on the

yellow and try to open it up that

2:29:262:29:32

way. None of those options look

appealing but it looks like they

2:29:322:29:37

will go from -- for the run back up

Sharon -- for the run back option.

2:29:372:29:47

Which means they will hit the yellow

stone which has been sitting up

2:29:472:29:51

there since the beginning, and raise

it up into the house. And cross

2:29:512:29:55

their fingers a little bit. No.

2:29:552:30:04

One is not two, but not a good

result.

2:30:052:30:12

result. The situation for them, when

the hammer is one which you try to

2:30:122:30:19

engineer, an opportunity to pick up

two or three, a much better

2:30:192:30:24

opportunity for Switzerland here. I

think this is where the dynamic

2:30:242:30:27

between the two teams,, if Jenny

Perret doesn't pick up on what

2:30:272:30:33

Martin says, it's all been in vain.

Absolutely, and it's an interesting

2:30:332:30:40

internal pressure it puts on the

player to finish the job off when

2:30:402:30:44

you've got someone out there who is

playing extremely well, making all

2:30:442:30:48

the shots. It's not like you were to

be the one to let the heart of down.

2:30:482:30:53

Unlike a skipper who has got to

stones to play at the end, you have

2:30:532:30:58

got one stone, then your partner

plays two, three and four, and then

2:30:582:31:04

you have got to wait. The gap

between the stones you deliver is a

2:31:042:31:08

good few minutes. And then you've

got to play a big shot, not easy.

I

2:31:082:31:15

got to say, Martin Rios look like a

man on a mission there tonight.

2:31:152:31:18

Extremely focused. I think he's

giving Jenny Perret a lot of

2:31:182:31:23

confidence out there as well.

Looking good for settling at the

2:31:232:31:26

moment. -- Switzerland at the

moment.

Switzerland have a stone

2:31:262:31:33

right on the button.

2:31:332:31:40

right on the button.

Lying two and

three but they're trying to protect

2:31:402:31:43

the situation.

This is perfect. It

looks like it has over macro to a

2:31:432:31:48

little bit but it's a very clever

shot because they've actually

2:31:482:31:51

guarded the correct side of the

yellow stone. The top of the fourth

2:31:512:31:59

it will go to the Top of the red. I

just looked up to see him coming

2:31:592:32:08

down the ice towards me and I

wondered what he was doing! Giving

2:32:082:32:11

away one is the best of the bad

situation for OAR and as we reach

2:32:112:32:17

the halfway point, Switzerland

Willem Nel have a, I can just

2:32:172:32:25

checking -- Switzerland now have a

double. I'm just checking. There's

2:32:252:32:29

some repairs being made on the ice.

Switzerland have now got a two shot

2:32:292:32:34

lead.

2:32:342:32:36

As they take a break and repair the

ice, just a reminder that the Great

2:32:392:32:45

Britain team sadly missed out on

just one spot to get into the mixed

2:32:452:32:53

doubles. The men's and women's teams

start on Wednesday, and they're

2:32:532:33:01

aiming to do better than bronze here

in Pyeongchang.

2:33:012:33:04

We went into Sochi as current world

champions, and I guess, having that

2:33:122:33:16

on your CV is always going to make

it a little bit tougher for you.

2:33:162:33:19

You're always going to add some

pressure.

There were expectations

2:33:192:33:26

but it's probably more that we put

them on ourselves because it was who

2:33:262:33:33

was going to go and get it for that

week.

They fought so hard and this

2:33:332:33:37

potentially their last stone of this

much. It's got a chance. And that's

2:33:372:33:45

a nice shot from Eve Muirhead.

The

pressure made us know that we could

2:33:452:33:53

perform at that level, we were the

best team in the world we were

2:33:532:33:57

capable of hitting the podium.

A big

shot here.

This to close out the

2:33:572:34:02

match against Great Britain. They

have worked it hard. It's pulling up

2:34:022:34:08

but will it get there? It is! And

Canada have won it.

When we lost

2:34:082:34:15

that semifinal, I'm not going to

like it was probably the most

2:34:152:34:18

devastating to the seat of the

career.

Losing the semifinal was the

2:34:182:34:24

hardest loss, and at the time, we

thought it was a quick turnover but

2:34:242:34:30

that's probably what helped us in

the end.

2:34:302:34:35

They are the world champions. And

now they could be the Olympic bronze

2:34:352:34:43

medallist. The stone will get there

and the brushes go in the air and

2:34:432:34:47

Britain have won the bronze medal.

To come home with a medal was

2:34:472:34:50

outstanding. I'm still really

pleased with that. But I now I think

2:34:502:34:55

I've got a taste of that Olympic

podium and although want to do is go

2:34:552:34:59

up it. -- all I wanted to do is go

at it.

We have got some unfinished

2:34:592:35:05

business and getting the bronze

medal was amazing but you always

2:35:052:35:08

want to do better. If we have to

break it down into each game, and

2:35:082:35:13

then want to get the play-off

status, that will be a brand-new

2:35:132:35:16

competition.

We feel like we're in a

good place at the moment. We feel

2:35:162:35:23

like we have been working hard and

that's something we have to

2:35:232:35:27

constantly say to people, curling is

much harder than it looks. We would

2:35:272:35:32

not have to train so much to be at

the top of the game if it wasn't. We

2:35:322:35:36

have great win at the European

Championships.

Scotland, Gold

2:35:362:35:41

medallists here in Switzerland.

The

gold-medal at the Olympics is the

2:35:412:35:46

only gold medal I'm missing in my

collection so it would mean a lot of

2:35:462:35:53

hard work has paid off for me. I

have put in a tonne of work to get

2:35:532:35:58

to the position I'm in just now. To

stand on top of the podium would be

2:35:582:36:01

something extra special.

2:36:012:36:08

Eve Muirhead and her crew, her Rigg,

very experienced. Their third

2:36:092:36:14

Olympics. That brand-new men's team

is there, including two of her

2:36:142:36:23

brothers, Thomas and Glen Muirhead.

And another set of brothers, Cammy

2:36:232:36:28

Smith and Kyle Smith. They start on

she night, Wednesday morning. The

2:36:282:36:35

men a Italy and -- the men play

Switzerland and the women's early

2:36:352:36:43

match is against the Olympic

athletes of Russia.

2:36:432:36:48

Even Mr T from the 18 has got into

this!

That is sport, the realms of

2:36:482:36:56

sports spread.

Your mother-in-law is

a curler?

Yes, she loved your

2:36:562:37:03

impression yesterday. There's

something for everyone in winter

2:37:032:37:05

spots. I know that the Scots are

love mad on curling. Every weekend

2:37:052:37:09

you can go to an ice rink and the

curling.

It's almost like an

2:37:092:37:16

religion of sport.

Do you play?

No,

but I have a local pond near my

2:37:162:37:22

house that they used to use for

curling. It is everywhere.

We are

2:37:222:37:27

going to join this tense mixed

doubles match again, a place in the

2:37:272:37:34

final against Canada, alongside

Logan Gray is Steve Cram. Steve, do

2:37:342:37:40

they take their own stones out there

with them?

2:37:402:37:44

That would be a bit of excess

2:37:462:37:52

baggage, 20 kilograms each! There's

a lot of funding for curling but I'm

2:37:532:37:55

not sure it would stretch to that.

These stones are here for all the

2:37:552:38:00

teams to use, they all get to

practice with them beforehand and

2:38:002:38:03

work out which stones they like as

well. Each stone is individually

2:38:032:38:09

numbered. I think you set out last

year, -- it was sent out last year,

2:38:092:38:20

this information. Just to continue

the family thing, Logan Gray, here,

2:38:202:38:31

is the brother of Lauren Gray who

was in the film you just watched.

It

2:38:312:38:35

used to be the other way around!

Laura needs to be Logan Gray's

2:38:352:38:39

sister but she's kind of overtaking

me now in the performance stakes now

2:38:392:38:44

in the last two years!

2:38:442:38:52

I know you will be looking forward

to Lauren competing this Wednesday

2:38:532:38:57

like everybody else. The men and

women competition getting underway,

2:38:572:39:02

both British teams in action on day

one, Valentine's Day. #, love

2:39:022:39:08

curling!

Base of the teams around

here this afternoon getting their

2:39:082:39:17

first taste of the ice and they are

getting familiar with their

2:39:172:39:23

surroundings. They have a few days

of following some pregames training

2:39:232:39:31

in Japan.

2:39:312:39:36

in Japan.

So, so far so good for

Martin Rios. What was interesting in

2:39:372:39:43

the semifinal this morning, the

first few stones after the break

2:39:432:39:45

were awful. I just wondering if the

break isn't to anyone's liking but

2:39:452:39:56

so far so good here.

Doesn't seem to

be happening this time. I was

2:39:562:40:00

watching this morning and having a

good chuckle to myself because it's

2:40:002:40:04

something you see all the time. You

have that half-time break, but no

2:40:042:40:09

players on the ice and the ice gets

a chance to chill again and it gets

2:40:092:40:15

a bit faster and it catches

everybody out without fail.

Again,

2:40:152:40:21

we're always watchers that people

might be watching curling for the

2:40:212:40:27

first -- conscious that people might

be watching curling for the first

2:40:272:40:31

time, this is mixed doubles, the

first time in the Olympics. Eight

2:40:312:40:35

ends, as opposed to ten in the other

competition. The ice is so

2:40:352:40:40

important, talking about that little

break. They

2:40:402:40:46

break. They were out preparing the

ice, can you explain why that

2:40:492:40:53

happens?

If you took that curling

stone out onto the local skating

2:40:532:40:58

rink, they won't go anywhere. They

will not go very ska at all. Skating

2:40:582:41:03

ice is a bit warmer and has a very

flat surface. Curling is different,

2:41:032:41:10

you can from the BCA a sheen on the

ice, and there are little what we

2:41:102:41:14

call -- you can probably see a bit

of a sheen on the ice, and there are

2:41:142:41:19

little what we call pebbles, they

come from a watering can kind of

2:41:192:41:24

thing, they spray the ice and the

droplets freeze on the ice and that

2:41:242:41:28

is what the stones run on, and that

is what curling is, running these

2:41:282:41:36

bumps down so the stones go further

and straighter.

If you're

2:41:362:41:43

interested, as well, don't forget

the BBC website get

2:41:432:41:52

the BBC website get inspired, maybe

you can find out more about curling.

2:41:522:41:57

I know there are plenty of

opportunities around. I'm always

2:41:572:42:06

worried that he's going to slip,

Rios. I've described him as not

2:42:062:42:13

being the lightest on his feet but

he's certainly very effective.

2:42:132:42:22

That's another big shot from Martin

Rios there. Sometimes a little bit

2:42:222:42:28

wary, a couple of stones kicking

around the house.

2:42:282:42:40

This semifinal will continue on the

red button. We have naturally got

2:42:402:42:45

proper curling stones here in the

studio, and did you know that a

2:42:452:42:50

curling stone has a life span of up

to 50 years, all made from

2:42:502:42:53

curling stone has a life span of up

to 50 years, all made from granite

2:42:532:42:54

in Scotland and they last a long

time, people use them as doorstops.

2:42:542:42:59

That's a random fact!

Sport and

household goods.

We want to get

2:42:592:43:06

light of the men's moguls, the three

finals are starting. Curling will go

2:43:062:43:13

to the red button. We will go back

to that later on to see if

2:43:132:43:17

Switzerland can go through against

Canada. The moguls, two jumps, they

2:43:172:43:21

get marks for turning and jumps and

speed is also a factor. 20 will

2:43:212:43:27

start the first final, 12 going to

the second final and Matt Chilton is

2:43:272:43:32

with the moguls mingle. -- moguls

lingo.

2:43:322:43:41

Thank you, good evening from the

Phoenix Snow Park. Conditions good

2:43:412:43:44

for the first of three finals. We

start off with 20, who will be

2:43:442:43:48

whittled down for 12 and then the

super final will involve just six

2:43:482:43:53

men who will do battle for the

medals. The judges are in position.

2:43:532:43:58

Five of them looking at the terms

which constituted 60% of the overall

2:43:582:44:02

score. Two of them looking at the

air. Two kickers, one at the top and

2:44:022:44:08

one at the bottom. And then the time

also makes up 20% of the score. The

2:44:082:44:15

pace time is 24.27 seconds. So

unique to be close to that to have a

2:44:152:44:23

chance. So, the first of the 20 men

dropping in is James Matheson, the

2:44:232:44:30

22-year-old Australian. One of two

Australians in this final. He was

2:44:302:44:37

the last man in, he just qualified

by the skin of his teeth. That was

2:44:372:44:43

following the second qualification

man earlier. Last in and therefore

2:44:432:44:46

first out. Final mother one of the

2018 Olympic men's moguls.

2:44:462:44:59

He has tend terms to begin with.

Then he goes aerial. Executed

2:45:002:45:08

beautifully and these are lovely

turns from the Australian. Has not

2:45:082:45:12

put a foot wrong war yet. Then first

mistake, lost control of the left 's

2:45:122:45:18

key. Off axis of the second kicker

and the speed is 26.33 seconds. We

2:45:182:45:30

will see more bare-chested

Australians and faster runs. I

2:45:302:45:35

wonder how long they will last.

James Matheson was there to salute

2:45:352:45:41

their courage, the Australian fans,

topless at the course. He gives them

2:45:412:45:51

something to cheer about. They

2:45:512:45:58

something to cheer about. They also

have Matt Graham to come, the

2:45:582:46:00

Australian. That was his second

jump. The wind was a factor here and

2:46:002:46:09

you might have seen the women's

slopestyle affected by the breeze

2:46:092:46:16

but it is less of an issue for the

mogulists. James Matheson six starts

2:46:162:46:25

this first final. -- kick-starts.

Nobuyuki Nishi is fired up and ready

2:46:252:46:34

to go. He is a live wire in the

bumps. Away he goes. Click a number

2:46:342:46:44

one off axis seven and look at him,

unbelievable pace! He is really

2:46:442:46:53

motoring and he has lost control!

And he will not be continuing in the

2:46:532:46:58

Olympic final. That is the end of

his Olympics barring a miracle

2:46:582:47:03

because only 12 will advance from

the stage. He took it on, to his

2:47:032:47:09

credit. It was maximum attack at the

top of the track. He really opened

2:47:092:47:15

up a huge amount of speed after his

first jump, which was an off axis

2:47:152:47:22

360 but he slightly lost control

halfway through the midsection, the

2:47:222:47:27

money terms and couldn't get it

back. He was being left behind the

2:47:272:47:30

skis and eventually decided that

self-preservation was the best way

2:47:302:47:36

out. So, James Matheson leads so

far. These score will be relevant

2:47:362:47:53

for Nobuyuki Nishi. The Japanese

still with Sho Endo to come. And

2:47:532:48:01

Daichi Hara, and Ikuma Horishima,

one of the precompetition

2:48:012:48:05

favourites. Ikuma Horishima Bob

Champion last year. Nobuyuki Nishi,

2:48:052:48:14

photographs of friends, and

emotional time for him. He will bow

2:48:142:48:22

out of the Games now.

2:48:222:48:29

out of the Games now. Jimi Salonen

next to go, the 23-year-old from

2:48:292:48:32

Finland. Could go for a Cork 180 in

the first kicker, let's see what he

2:48:322:48:42

does. Write down the middle, Cork

1080 attempted and landed and on he

2:48:422:48:47

goes. Good start for Jimi Salonen.

Now he needs to make the second

2:48:472:48:56

landing, he has done well with the

first kicker and the mid-runtimes

2:48:562:49:00

have been good. He is over and down

and through in a fast time, 25.16

2:49:002:49:06

seconds. That is more than a second

quicker than James Matheson, who

2:49:062:49:14

leads the way. So, Jimi Salonen

really raised the bar with this Cork

2:49:142:49:23

1080, three lateral twist 's off

axis. There was a slight delay on

2:49:232:49:31

landing before he got back into the

rhythm of the track but the terms

2:49:312:49:36

world worth watching. -- turns were

worth watching. Lots to enjoy, will

2:49:362:49:46

that be enough to give him the lead?

It is 72 points and six, so the

2:49:462:49:53

landing after the first jump was

costly for him. James Matheson still

2:49:532:49:57

leading the way. Sho Endo next up

for Japan. Lots of experience, Sho

2:49:572:50:06

Endo, and he is away. First ten

turns leading to the opening kicker.

2:50:062:50:16

Full twisting back somersault, he is

a joy to watch when in full flow.

2:50:162:50:22

Seventh in Vancouver, 15th in Sochi,

can he push for a medal in

2:50:222:50:28

Pyeongchang tonight? Second kicker.

Around he goes, soft landing, good

2:50:282:50:31

terms to finish, 24 point for two

seconds -- 24 point two seconds,

2:50:312:50:41

easily the fastest man to night.

Pace time, just outside of that.

2:50:412:50:51

That is 15.8 time points more than

anybody else has achieved so far in

2:50:512:50:59

the final. The key is a place in the

top 12, and the opportunity to

2:50:592:51:06

advance to the men's moguls final

number two.

2:51:062:51:13

number two. Nice finish, styled it

out with a little iron cross. Sho

2:51:132:51:19

Endo will almost certainly lead the

way here. What will the judges give

2:51:192:51:22

him? 82 points 72, that I should

think will be good for

2:51:222:51:32

qualification. Mixed fortune for the

Japanese tonight. Big mistake from

2:51:322:51:38

Nobuyuki Nishi but Sho Endo has

taken the lead with 82 plus. Now the

2:51:382:51:43

Bob Champion, Anthony Benna, in 2015

when the world Championships were

2:51:432:51:50

held in Austria. Off axis and into

the bumps. The French got the only

2:51:502:52:00

medal so far when the -- with the

women's moguls last night. Steaming

2:52:002:52:09

through the course. They also have

Sacha Theocharis coming later. The

2:52:092:52:13

backflip with a grab, slight mistake

just before the finishing line. The

2:52:132:52:18

judges will see that and they might

mark him down fractionally because

2:52:182:52:22

he went slightly off the ski on his

right.

2:52:222:52:35

right. His time, 24.85. Still, Sho

Endo the fastest man on the course,

2:52:352:52:40

24.42. Anthony Benna, 30 years old.

French fans, French coaches

2:52:402:52:53

delighted last night with

19-year-old prenup from is gold

2:52:532:52:59

medal. Anthony Benna will hope the

results go his way, I think. Sho

2:52:592:53:08

Endo leading. Next to ski, the

Canadian Marc-Antoine Gagnon, first

2:53:082:53:18

of the Canadians, he might go for a

Cork 1080 of the second kicker. He

2:53:182:53:24

is on his way.

2:53:242:53:30

is on his way. Full twisting back

somersault, elegant, beautifully

2:53:302:53:32

landed and look at him fly now,

Marc-Antoine Gagnon is tearing it up

2:53:322:53:37

on this course. A huge amount of

experience, 30 years of age, 30th in

2:53:372:53:44

Vancouver, 23rd in Sochi, there is

the 1080 off axis, that has lifted

2:53:442:53:51

the noise levels at the course. They

enjoyed that. Gagnon, with one of

2:53:512:53:57

the toughest aerial manoeuvres of

them all at high speed. Always safer

2:53:572:54:03

at the bottom of the course. This

was his first jump, straight out of

2:54:032:54:07

the aerials, freestyle aerials, fall

twisting back somersault. Lost

2:54:072:54:14

control of the left pole for a split

second and I wonder if the judges

2:54:142:54:19

spotted that. Probably because they

don't miss much. Here is the second

2:54:192:54:24

jump, cork 1080. One, two, three

spins laterally. Beautiful jump from

2:54:242:54:32

Marc-Antoine Gagnon. Where will that

put him? The score to beat... He has

2:54:322:54:43

scored 78 points 38.

2:54:432:54:53

scored 78 points 38. He is almost a

second slower than Sho Endo, who

2:54:532:54:55

leads the way. The first of the

Americans, Bradley Wilson. We still

2:54:552:55:03

have Troy Murphy to come later.

Bradley Wilson skied beautifully

2:55:032:55:09

earlier today. He has gone 1080,

back seated on landing and now he

2:55:092:55:15

will try to make up for it with

electrifying turns. He is out of

2:55:152:55:20

control, Wilkie finished? He won't

make it...! Oh my goodness me, what

2:55:202:55:25

a leap from Bradley Wilson! No one

in the entire competition has gone

2:55:252:55:33

higher or longer. He put in a

backflip during that final jump.

2:55:332:55:44

Incredible courage! There was the

first jump. Cork 1080, slightly out

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of control but he became more and

more out of control until the end he

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was just straight lining it, really,

hoping for the best but he didn't

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duck out and he put in an iron

cross, what a monumental leap that

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it was. That was Bradley Wilson but

I don't think he will be heading to

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the next round. Almost certainly

that will not be enough but what

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entertainment from him, brilliant.

It was fun, he says, and it was fun

2:56:222:56:29

for us as well. Casey Andringa might

try the 1080 as well. From the

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United States of America, Casey

Andringa is on his way, just 19

2:56:422:56:47

years old, coming down the middle of

the course, a bit of grab on the

2:56:472:56:53

somersault. The turns are

beautifully executed by Casey

2:56:532:56:58

Andringa, just a slight problem with

one of his ski poles for a second,

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but it is fast and accurate. There

is the 1080, down he goes, and he

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crosses the line. That gives him 14

points 73 time points. Bradley

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Wilson is the quickest man on the

scoreboard, but then he was straight

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lining for the second half. Casey

Andringa was in full control. The

2:57:252:57:31

cat that grab. -- look at that grab.

Makes my hands hurt just watching

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that happen. So, the youngest man in

the competition is hoping for a

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decent score now to give him a

chance of progressing through to the

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next round where only 12 will

compete.

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compete. He has 80.73, that has got

to be good enough!

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Vinjar Slatten is next up for

Norway, didn't score on Friday

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night, then had to return to make a

qualifying score earlier tonight and

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skied beautifully, the 27-year-old

Norwegian. He is away. First kicker,

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full twisting back somersault, nice

and straight and high. Solid form in

2:58:372:58:41

the air and flying through the

turns. He is travelling with real

2:58:412:58:47

purpose, knees are absorbing

everything that comes his way, the

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second kicker, grabs the tail of his

skis, off axis, finish is fast,

2:58:502:58:59

24.99, giving him 15.05 time points,

that is a good speed from Vinjar

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Slatten.

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Slatten. Sho Endo leads for Japan

with a score of 80.72. Casey

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Andringa is second, Marc-Antoine

Gagnon has

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Gagnon has scored 78.38, as Vinjar

Slatten waits for the judges, they

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have scored 79.18. He will have a

nervous wait to see if that finishes

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in the top 12. There will be a bit

of noise because this is the first

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of the Koreans.

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Oh, you didn't get the landing as

smoothly as he would have liked! The

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Terence R exquisite. -- the terms

are exquisite. Just on the

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borderline between control and lack

of it. That was an unusual second

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jump, cork 720 four Choi Jae Woo

from Korea. Qualified to curb the

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earlier tonight with an image of

fine wine. They enjoy him here. --

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qualified earlier tonight with an

enjoyable ride.

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enjoyable ride. He was in control

for most of his run, a couple of

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mistakes which have been highlighted

in this replay. He went on with an

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old school daffy with a cork 720 and

a grab. Might be enough, might be

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enough.

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Only two are definitely, fine, Sho

Endo and Casey Andringa, as we get

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to the better skiers. These guys

came to directly after the

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qualifying round number one on

Friday.

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Friday. France's coming right down

the centre line of this course.

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Probably the best chance for France

tonight. Approaching the second

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ticker, landed quite heavily. That

is fast.

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is fast. The quickest time of the

contest so far and he gets the

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highest mark in the tide points

bracket. Full twisting back

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somersault on the first kicker. And

then he got to work accelerating,

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upper body nice and still. Off he

went off the second kicker. Got a

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double cab driver grabbed on the

tips of his skis, landed and skied

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awake. That Beth Rigby skied away.

That's got to be right up there.

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That puts him in about seventh

position at this stage.

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Matt Graham from Australia next to

go. 23 is old.

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Seventh in Sochi, not far from the

medals four years ago. Full twisting

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back somersault of the first kicker.

Beautiful skiing from Matt Graham.

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Now he approaches the second kicker.

Can he make discount? It is a 1080,

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beautifully executed. Down it goes,

superb from him. It wasn't fast as

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well, under 25 seconds. And the

Aussie fans are fully appreciative.

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One of the highest scores of the

night so far. He didn't make a

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mistake at all on landing it. I was

struggling to spot any areas where

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there were mistakes with the turns.

Fantastic skiing from Matt Graham.

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Got to be right up there in the top

five. Possibly even higher. The

3:04:123:04:19

Aussies are hoping for a good score.

They have got it, he goes into

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second! So, Matt Graham is through

to the next round. That's

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guaranteed. We have three definite

qualifiers, Sho Endo of Japan, Casey

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Andringa

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Andringa of the USA and Matt Graham.

Next up, Philippe Marquis. The

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Canadian, 28-year-old. On his way.

Ninth in Sochi four years ago. Full

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twisting back somersault, not a good

landing, though. He's in trouble.

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And he bailed out. And that's where

his Olympic Games end. Thankfully

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the snow is pretty soft at the side

of the course. Although I think you

3:05:073:05:11

might have just hurt himself,

Philippe Marquis. He's coming down

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very gingerly and he's done some

damage along the way. Let's hope

3:05:183:05:21

it's nothing serious. Bump skier's

unease can be fragile. -- Deniz Acar

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be fragile. And his took pounding --

their knees can be fragile and his

3:05:323:05:36

took pounding there. The qualifiers

are now, Sho Endo, Matt Graham,

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Vinjar Slatten, Casey Andringa,

Marc-Antoine Gagnon now has

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convocation. -- qualification. The

trouble started on his first jump.

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He was fighting for balance. He knew

it was going to end at the side of

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the course. So it eventually opted

out. He came to a half stop, and had

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to put in another turn. He's all

right, I think keep fighting. He

3:06:163:06:24

will not be skiing again tonight.

Pavel Kolmakov is ready to go, the

3:06:243:06:33

man from Kazakhstan, whose team-mate

Yulia Galysheva took the bronze last

3:06:333:06:35

night on this course. 21 years old.

Gone for

3:06:353:06:47

Gone for the 1080 corked and landed

it beautifully. I love the way this

3:06:473:06:51

guy skis, look at his knees, the

blue band is designed to give the

3:06:513:06:56

judges the best possible view of the

work it does. Not many do a forward

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flip but he does.

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One of the slowest of the night so

fast, not the slowest but not as

3:07:103:07:16

quick as he would have liked. Only

netting 13.87 time points. He will

3:07:163:07:22

have to rely on aerial marks and the

scores from the turning judges. They

3:07:223:07:32

will surely award him positively

after this display. Skis and knees

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absolutely locked together. A front

flip with a double grab. Superbly

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executed.

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He's got a 78.22. And that puts him

into seventh.

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into seventh. With seventh position

for him, we still have six guys to

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come so nothing guaranteed for him.

Next to ski from Japan, Daichi Hara.

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He is ready to go. Watching attack

the bumps. What an exciting

3:08:203:08:24

prospect.

3:08:243:08:31

prospect. Unusual aerial, little

grab, tweaked out, and the terms are

3:08:313:08:35

magnificent so far from Daichi Hara.

He's flying. And now he goes Hi,

3:08:353:08:45

back somersault with a grab.

3:08:453:08:49

So far, the quickest man on the

course, his team-mate Sho Endo leads

3:08:563:09:01

the way. Jump all of his design,

that.

3:09:013:09:12

that. A score in excess for 78.26 or

varying near that would guarantee

3:09:123:09:22

qualification. He's got to wait now.

They've given him 81.29. Right up

3:09:223:09:31

there.

3:09:313:09:36

there. So, the Japanese in control

here. First and third at the moment.

3:09:363:09:45

Ikuma Horishima was the world

champion a year ago in Sierra

3:09:483:09:55

Nevada. He is an astonishing bump

skier when he gets it right. Full

3:09:553:10:03

twisting back somersault, and

spectacular skiing again. A little

3:10:033:10:06

mistake midway through. A pole plant

costing him but look at the speed,

3:10:063:10:13

astonishing velocity through the

bumps. What a jump, finished and

3:10:133:10:18

landed, 24.0 nine. Fantastic

3:10:183:10:25

landed, 24.0 nine. Fantastic run

from Ikuma Horishima. The Japanese

3:10:253:10:26

team on fire tonight. Ikuma

Horishima might well move into that

3:10:263:10:32

position with this run. First jump,

full twisting back somersault,

3:10:323:10:38

elegant. Skis are locked together,

lovely form. Barely twitched on

3:10:383:10:41

landing. Flowed from mogul to Mogul.

Here's his second jump. 720 spin

3:10:413:10:54

with the iron Cross as well. A huge

amount of distance.

3:10:543:11:03

That has put him fifth. But that's

good enough to

3:11:033:11:15

good enough to qualify and that's

all that matters. Sho Endo leads

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still.

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Four to come on this first group of

20. Next up, Troy Murphy from the

3:11:243:11:30

USA.

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Troy Murphy, first kicker, two full

twist in that single back

3:11:343:11:43

somersault, first one we have seen

tonight, beautifully executed by

3:11:433:11:48

Troy Murphy who wasted no time

getting into the rhythm of the

3:11:483:11:51

course. The second kicker, full

twisting back somersault, a little

3:11:513:11:57

back-seat on landing. Lots to enjoy

their from Troy Murphy.

3:11:573:12:06

their from Troy Murphy. 25 years

old, mercy. -- Murphy. Member of the

3:12:073:12:16

Park city freestyle ski team in

Utah, two lateral twist in that back

3:12:163:12:20

somersault. So it was a double

fault. Beautiful terms. -- beautiful

3:12:203:12:29

turns. He went through the aerial

route with a single twisting back

3:12:293:12:33

somersault is to conclude. A big

degree of difficulty on the jumps,

3:12:333:12:40

landing on the second is not his

best moment.

3:12:403:12:49

Troy Murphy needs to get high 70,

78, 79 to be sure of qualifying.

3:12:513:13:05

He's been marked down. Poor landing

off the second jump. Might have cost

3:13:053:13:10

him.

So, it's two Japanese and two

3:13:103:13:18

Australians making the top four.

This is Dmitriy Reikherd now, second

3:13:183:13:23

of the Kazakhstan skiers.

3:13:233:13:30

of the Kazakhstan skiers. In this

first final of 20.

3:13:303:13:36

first final of 20. 720 corked off

the first kicker. Beautiful turns,

3:13:363:13:39

he is one of the finest skiers in

the world. Absolutely ripping it up

3:13:393:13:47

here. Sensational style, big grab on

the back somersault. The time is K.

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-- OK.

3:13:553:14:00

-- OK. Dmitriy Reikherd qualify

directly for the first final,

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finishing third in the opening

convocation run on Friday night with

3:14:053:14:08

only Alexander Schmidt Schleyer and

Mikael Kingsbury out -- ahead of

3:14:083:14:16

him. -- Alexander Schmidt

3:14:163:14:22

18th in Vancouver, fifth in Sochi,

can he gets another medal for

3:14:363:14:45

Kazakhstan after the bronze courtesy

of Yulia Galysheva last night? He's

3:14:453:14:49

into the next round.

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To make to come in the first of the

three finals we will see tonight. --

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two to come. Aleksandr Smyshliaev.

He is ready to go.

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From the Olympic Athletes from

Russia team, under Russian colours

3:15:123:15:20

he was the bronze medallist four

years ago in Sochi on home soil.

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Skied beautifully on Friday night to

qualify directly. The second-highest

3:15:253:15:31

scorer in the first men's moguls

run, and he is absolutely tearing

3:15:313:15:36

down the cause, no mistakes from

Smyshliaev. Oh, he's slightly

3:15:363:15:41

overcooked that flight on the second

kicker, rather muted celebrations

3:15:413:15:51

from him as he landed, a single

Russian flag-waving. Good elements.

3:15:513:15:59

The first jump, full twisting back

somersault. Got that right. Made no

3:15:593:16:06

mistakes with the landing, but the

second jump, he seemed to possibly

3:16:063:16:12

change his mind about what he was

going to do. As he got airborne, I

3:16:123:16:18

was expecting a little more. Back

seated, down on his left ski, might

3:16:183:16:27

be scored down, 74.57, he is 14th,

with one to come, he is out of the

3:16:273:16:36

Olympics. So, now the world

number-1, Mikael Kingsbury, silver

3:16:363:16:44

medallist four years ago behind his

team-mate, who won his second

3:16:443:16:50

successive gold who has now retired.

Mikael Kingsbury the most successful

3:16:503:16:57

Bob skier of all time. Where he

goes, 1080, lands its weekly.

3:16:573:17:05

Kingsbury goes to work. This is what

he does best. Absolutely eating up

3:17:053:17:10

the ground. And if he lands this

second jump will surely have one of

3:17:103:17:16

the biggest scores of the night.

Soft, smooth landing, it is fast and

3:17:163:17:25

high-scoring from the world

number-1. He will certainly qualify

3:17:253:17:29

for the next round, he will be one

of the top 12 heading into the

3:17:293:17:36

final, number two. He's got to wait

for the judges to make their

3:17:363:17:39

assessment. Beautiful dees then --

decent

3:17:393:17:54

decent bin D spin, enough to see him

through to the group of 12. 720 iron

3:17:543:18:02

cross off axis, magnificent skiing

once again from Mikael Kingsbury.

3:18:023:18:10

Silver medallist four years ago, he

is here in search of gold and he is

3:18:143:18:21

through to the next round in fourth

position. He has a score of 81 point

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27 -- age 1.2 seven.

An incredibly tense finish in the

3:18:283:18:35

semifinal of the mixed doubles

curling, they are having the hammer

3:18:353:18:38

in this end but Switzerland to lead

6-5 for the right to meet Canada in

3:18:383:18:43

the final. We rejoin them now.

3:18:433:18:46

Anastasia Bryzgalova watching this

stone come down, this is the climax

3:18:503:18:55

of this final stone. They need two

to win. Her husband and playing

3:18:553:19:02

partner looks up to the sky with

frustration. It hasn't paid off. He

3:19:023:19:09

was trying to move those stones a

little bit, wasn't able to do it,

3:19:093:19:17

they moved one of the Swiss stones

and this has been a tight affair all

3:19:173:19:23

the way through. Switzerland

deploying the power play in the

3:19:233:19:26

seventh end, picking up two moving

into the lead. The OAR were very

3:19:263:19:33

much taking control of this but this

is now anybody's match.

It is and a

3:19:333:19:39

great reaction from Martin Rios.

Switzerland not out of the woods,

3:19:393:19:48

they've got some work to do to

prevent OAR from scoring the two to

3:19:483:19:57

win the game.

Switzerland with the

yellow stones, this is the final

3:19:573:20:03

stone from Martin Rios. Sweeping is

owned stone, he is all action, isn't

3:20:033:20:11

he, Martin Rios? The world champion,

trying to hang on.

That is a beauty.

3:20:113:20:23

Well, they have the OAR surrounded.

Of course, they have the hammer,

3:20:233:20:32

they've got the last stone, they

always want to give themselves the

3:20:323:20:37

upper junior teacher take this to an

extra end.

3:20:373:20:43

Anastasia Bryzgalova playing the

fifth stone. Last one will be played

3:20:483:20:52

by her husband. Just make sure you

get one now? Set yourself up for

3:20:523:21:00

that?

Absolutely not. There is still

definitely a chance to score a

3:21:003:21:07

couple. They can hit this on the

inside and maybe even remove all

3:21:073:21:10

three of these yellows. Anastasia

Bryzgalova giving it the old heave

3:21:103:21:16

Ho and see how much she can get

moving.

3:21:163:21:24

moving. Fit it too thin. -- hit it.

So tight that guard. It is thin and

3:21:243:21:34

therefore two have gone but one

still sitting there. So now it is

3:21:343:21:38

over to Jenny Perret. They are

sighing. Look at the look there.

3:21:383:21:45

Turns away. Married couple. Could be

words later.

3:21:453:21:57

Don't forget, OAR will have the last

stone here. It is 6-5 to

3:21:573:22:01

Switzerland. This semifinal winner

goes through to meet Canada in the

3:22:013:22:09

gold-medal match. Losers will play

Norway in the bronze medal match.

3:22:093:22:18

Jenny Perret with what could be her

last stone. She hopes it will be.

3:22:183:22:22

She will not want to come back in

the extra end. One more stone for

3:22:223:22:28

OAR. Is she going to try to lie on

top of the OAR stone or is she

3:22:283:22:38

blocking the guard in?

She's putting

the guard up and I'm not sure that

3:22:383:22:43

is a bit negative. What it does do

it leaves the opposition a shot to

3:22:433:22:49

win the game. If you drop onto the

other side and get it perfect, you

3:22:493:22:54

can score one. Where is now, even if

OAR can't come around and tapped the

3:22:543:23:02

yellow stone, they can drive the

guard back - two. -- and score two.

3:23:023:23:11

They've been so good all week at

picking their shots, deciding what

3:23:113:23:17

to play, and I guess what they are

saying is go on, make it.

They

3:23:173:23:21

certainly are.

Easier said than

done.

3:23:213:23:30

done. So, OAR, Alexander

Krushelnitskiy and his wife,

3:23:303:23:31

Anastasia Bryzgalova, watching on.

He has the chance to win this. That

3:23:313:23:40

Swiss stone needs to be moved. It

goes quiet. The two of them watching

3:23:403:23:46

the line. No, they are going for the

one, not for the win.

I think they

3:23:463:23:55

were, they just have not played it

very well.

Still going, it is still

3:23:553:24:01

going. And it is Switzerland who

win. A huge error from Alexander

3:24:013:24:09

Krushelnitskiy. Well, they asked

them to play the shot and he

3:24:093:24:12

couldn't. That is what pressure

curling is all about. It is the

3:24:123:24:17

world champions Switzerland going

into the gold-medal match against

3:24:173:24:21

Canada. It has been a match that has

been to and fro. The married pair

3:24:213:24:33

from OAR are now into the bronze

medal match. It is a win for

3:24:333:24:36

Switzerland.

That was so exciting, so tense! We

3:24:363:24:45

will head straight back to the

moguls. Men's moguls second final,

3:24:453:24:50

12 starters here, the top six will

go through to the ultimate final at

3:24:503:24:55

which the medals will be decided.

You've seen already how much

3:24:553:24:59

pressure it puts on their knees and

if they start to lose control they

3:24:593:25:02

can go of course. Matt Chilton is in

our Mogul commentary box.

3:25:023:25:08

COMMENTATOR:

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So, two have gone. The first guy,

Sacha Theocharis, failed to finish.

3:25:533:26:00

The city first man who has made it

to the foot of the course, the,

3:26:003:26:08

Kolmakov, who has skied solidly

tonight. Choi Jae Woo from Korea, he

3:26:083:26:19

prepares to ski for what he hopes

will not be the last time. He has to

3:26:193:26:23

put one down. Will he go for the

1080? Here we go, 1080 off axis with

3:26:233:26:29

a good landing. Ripping it up. The

crowd are thinking this is going to

3:26:293:26:38

be good enough for the lead but

there is work to be done. Oh, no!

3:26:383:26:46

Landed on his face!

3:26:463:26:52

Landed on his face! Well, take your

hat off to the young man for having

3:26:523:26:57

a real go, 23 years of age, he

decided in his home Olympics he

3:26:573:27:03

really had to throw it down and he

went for a massive 720 with a couple

3:27:033:27:08

of grabs but the rotations were too

demanding. His spatial awareness

3:27:083:27:18

mid-flight was all over the place

and I think he may well be seeing

3:27:183:27:22

stars at the moment. He is minus one

piece of hardware and let's hope he

3:27:223:27:29

hasn't hurt himself. It was a huge

shunt for Choi Jae Woo. Just

3:27:293:27:38

gathering his thoughts behind the

inflatable finish line. He has made

3:27:383:27:47

his way to the finish area but it is

all over for Choi Jae Woo. He

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started so well. The 1080 D spin was

executed exquisitely at the top and

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the turns mid-course were

magnificent for most of the way

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down. I don't know what happened,

whether there was a sudden rush of

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blood to the head or whether he

thought he had to do something extra

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spectacular to be sure of making the

final six but this won't horribly

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wrong. Once round, twice around,

down heavily, bounced back up and he

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took a little while to recover after

that heavy fall. Of the three that

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have skied so far, only one has

finished, and it is Pavel Kolmakov

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leading the way with a tally of

76.10. It is all over for Choi Jae

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Woo. Goodness me, he kept the crowd

entertained. That is the end of the

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Korean involvement in tonight's

final. Next up, the first of two

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Canadians, Marc-Antoine Gagnon. 26

years old, he is away.

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Full twisting back somersault,

lovely landing! Didn't flinch before

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he got stuck into the moguls and he

is skiing them quite beautifully, no

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mistakes at all, this is the best of

this final so far from Marc-Antoine

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Gagnon. Can he hold it together? Big

cork 1080, wonderful run, 25.53 four

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Marc-Antoine Gagnon, who just missed

a medal four years ago. He was

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fourth in Sochi. That is the best we

have seen from Marc-Antoine Gagnon

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so far.

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The timing on the landing at the top

was absolutely perfect. One little

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mistake which they have highlighted

in the replay. But apart from that,

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it was excellent. Here is the

dig-mac 1080 D spin, pulling the

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skis around in plenty of time to

make the landing. Will that be

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enough to take first position? It

is! Only just, 77.4 compared to

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76.1.

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Vinjar Slatten. Next To Go For

Norway.

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He is the only Norwegian in the

final, full twisting back

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somersault, slightly lost control on

the landing. Now he's back in the

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groove and these terms are good. Is

the place too much, will it catch up

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with him before he reaches the final

kicker? He's never looked

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particularly comfortable. The

landing was good enough, the speed

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will be fine. That's the fastest

time of this second finals so far.

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I'm not convinced he was ever

completely comfortable. Here's his

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first jump, testing back, salt. The

make -- twisting back somersault.

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The major probably had is just after

the landing, his skis got away with

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him. As a result he was absolutely

flying. Second jump. Not the neatest

3:31:413:31:53

aerial manoeuvre he's ever

performed. But the landing was good.

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And he scored the highest number of

time point is in this second final

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so far with 15.94. Marc-Antoine

Gagnon is currently the leader.

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They're making him wait for awhile.

Obviously a difference of opinion

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within the judges Tower. Its first!

78.87.

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So, only six will go forward from

this round. And with seven guys are

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still to come, nothing guaranteed

yet. Now the world champion, Ikuma

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Horishima. Wasn't at his best in the

previous round. Will he starts to

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turn it on here? You can bet your

bottom dollar it will be fast and

3:32:533:32:56

entertaining. That was a little

ragged and now he's out of control

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and he's not going to get a medal

here tonight. If, Ikuma Horishima,

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he gave it everything. Maximum speed

at the top of the course but his

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speed let him down.

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speed let him down. Well, plenty

more chances to come tonight for

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Japan. Still got Daichi Hara to ski,

and Sho Endo will be the last man on

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the Hill.

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the Hill. He finishes with a

flourish but the world champion will

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not become the Olympics champion.

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Six to go. With just six places up

for grabs in the super final where

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the medals will be decided. This is

where it started to unravel, he

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never got to grips with that first

jump. He might have changed is mind

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as to what he would do and he

already fails to qualify by this

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stage there he knew that the

sensible thing was to try and stop

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as gracefully as possible. But it's

not easy. He lost his pole, his

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glove. Rather losses dignity as

well.

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well. So, Vinjar Slatten leads,

hasn't been a particularly high

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scoring round so far. Marc-Antoine

Gagnon is second. Pavel Kolmakov

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holds third. We may well expect some

higher scores as the final six make

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a run. Another Kazakhstan were to be

true right card. -- another

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Kazakhstan athlete, Dmitri

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Kazakhstan athlete, Dmitri Dmitriy

Reikherd. Can he be the first man to

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score over 80? A big de spin 1080,

landing sweet. Write down with those

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yellow bands on his knees showing

exactly what he's doing to the

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judges. A lack of control for a

split-second but he's has recovered,

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huge! Me, poor finish. -- goodness

me, poor finish. That will not be

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enough to get him through but he

threw everything at it. Go big or go

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home, they say but sadly, he'll be

going home. Dimitri Reich started

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really solidly with a big core ten

D-spin. A little mistake but he

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never really got back on top of his

skis. I now think Vinjar Slatten,

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who leads the way, will become

double that he will be making his

3:35:563:35:59

way to the final six. There was too

much wrong with this for Dmitriy

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Reikherd to be scored highly enough.

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It puts him down in fourth position.

I guess it's still mathematically

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possible that he will see the next

five guys fall over. Next ago is

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Casey Andringa. The American

22-year-old. Getting ready to race.

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On his way.

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On his way. First jump landed

beautifully, right down the middle

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of the course, one of the tallest

man in the competition. His back is

3:36:503:36:55

so still, his arms doing all the

work. The skis calving beautifully

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underneath him. This could be quick.

Big

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Big D-spin 1080, magnificent mogul

skiing from Casey Andringa of the

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United States of America.

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At the moment, we just have one

qualifier. Vinjar Slatten leads the

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way, the only man qualifying

guaranteed.

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I have a feeling that Casey Andringa

might be joining him. One little

3:37:433:37:45

movement from the parallel. Here is

his big 1080 jump to conclude.

3:37:453:37:52

Three lateral twists, in credible

special awareness. He leads the way.

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The first man to break the 80 mark

in the second final and he will

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qualify for the super six. On paper,

he's got a 50% chance of getting a

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medal. Six will ski for free medal.

-- three medals. Now Michael

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Kingsley, not at his best in the

previous round.

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previous round. Kingsbury of Canada.

Silver medallist in Sochi four years

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ago. On his way.

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ago. On his way. A big 1080 D-spin,

Kingsbury lands solidly and settles

3:38:453:38:48

in. The turns art sheer perfection

so far and he has not put a foot

3:38:483:38:55

wrong. Controlling the speed,

managing the moguls perfectly. Final

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jump lands sweetly. An exhibition

run from Mikael Kingsbury. That's

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got to be early 80s. That's got to

be the new lead. May not have been

3:39:093:39:15

at his best in the previous round,

but he really moved it up through

3:39:153:39:20

the ears here. -- through the gears.

Big 1080 D-spin, look how straight

3:39:203:39:28

his body was. The execution of that

is the best we've seen at the

3:39:283:39:32

Olympic bands competition so far.

Turns in the mid-part of the course,

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maybe one mistake where his timing

was slightly out. And his final

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jump. The landing was a sensational.

He skied away with four or five more

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turns. It'll be over 80. It will be

the lead, I'm sure. It is .19, with

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three to come.

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By eg Harrah is next to go. -- date

she Harrah.

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We have his compatriots to come as

well, but Daichi Hara is next on

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course.

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course. Got to grab there, nice

stylish jump. Look at his knees go,

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looks like he might lose control at

any moment but somehow he finds a

3:40:433:40:47

way to keep them calm. He is

blitzing down the tracks, surely

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this will be one of the quickest

times of the night so far. He went

3:40:503:40:54

high and long, he's got 24.41.

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high and long, he's got 24.41. It's

the second fastest run of this

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round.

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round. 15.81 time points. Look at

the spread there. Old School, mix a

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new school.

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Daichi Hara really three this one

down.

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So, Hara landed that hard enough and

he has gone first. He's in first of

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Mikael Kingsbury, he leads the way,

qualified for the super final.

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STUDIO: they're getting better and

better, two more men will be coming

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down the course and we will catch

them on BBC Two, we are about to

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leave BBC One, the one o'clock news

coming your way. When we switch to

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BBC Two, we will conclude that

second men's final then the super

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final, and we will also catch up on

the men's biathlon. The women's ski

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jumping, only the second time that

has been in the Winter Olympics and

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also we will have a review of

everything so far at 3pm. So if you

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missed anything, you will be able to

catch up.

What happened? We are

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postponed again in the grand slalom,

high hopes that he will get the

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combined race but they are thinking

the gondola might not even be able

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to run.

The winds are going up to 45

miles an hour, as soon as it becomes

3:42:473:42:52

dangerous to get up to the top to

the mountain, of course you cannot

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start.

And with a tail winds it

unfair, it's got to be an equal

3:42:553:43:00

playing field for everyone.

And as

we saw in the flip style, when the

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wind is bad, don't they can't pull

off their best tricks. Jamie

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Anderson from the US. Lizzy Yarnold

has posted a very fast training run,

3:43:113:43:24

and Dominic Parsons as well, that

bodes well for the skeleton, starts

3:43:243:43:30

on Friday. Loads more to come from

the Winter Olympics but go to BBC

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Two and we will be picking up those

men's moguls final.

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Clare Balding presents live coverage of day three of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea. The day's schedule sees eight gold medals decided, including the biathlon women's 10km pursuit, an event which delivered one of three gold medals in Sochi for Belarus's Darya Domracheva.