BBC One Day 6: GB Women in Curling Action Winter Olympics


BBC One Day 6: GB Women in Curling Action

09:15-13:00: Clare Balding presents live coverage on another busy day of action at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, including curling, speed skating, biathlon and aerials.


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We have all gone curling crazy

again. Welcome to BBC One, we will

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be catching up with the overnight

action from the winter Olympics and

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also we will have live curling, a

match that has taken an even more

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significant is the Great Britain

women face China, everybody sliding,

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gliding and sweeping. Here is what

is coming up today.

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Reaching speeds of over 80 mph, it

is the fastest of all the alpine

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disciplines, and no one is braver

than five times world champion the

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attacking Viking,

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Aksel Lund Svindal. Britain's Dom

Parsons has been setting some super

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training times in the skeleton. Can

he translate that into the runs that

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count? And we will be seeing the

stones that matter as we catch up

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with curling before joining Eve

Muirhead's rink live. They are up

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against China. So this is how it

looks through the course of the

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morning. Next we will have the full

review including figure skating, the

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skeleton and the men's downhill

finally to place today. Then we will

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be joining, at 11am, the women's

curling, China against GB will be

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live. On the red button, coverage of

the Bath. But right now, Chemmy is

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with me and Christopher Dean. We

need a bit of a masterclass from you

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in the downhill skiing.

And I am

giving that Chris, he taught me to

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ice skate, and he is a skier.

Let's

do it.

So show me your fast downhill

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aerodynamic tuck. We need to adjust

this a little bit. You need to get

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rid of this amazing posture, pull

your belly button to your back, that

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is faster. Your legs are beautiful,

you want flat skis ahead of you.

I

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can feel the speed already.

Do you

mean your knees have to be over your

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toes?

You both have your toes

pointing out slightly, which on skis

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is disastrous. Feet parallel, and

your hands towards your chin. You

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should just be able to look out of

the front of your eyes. Pull that

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back, go into a jump! We are getting

dynamic here. How's that?

Great. I

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will leave that with you.

And I am

also take you from this that

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downhill skiers have to be a bit...

Crazy?

Don't base that on me!

How

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many injuries have you had?

I have a

metal right leg, I broke my leg when

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I was 11. This is part of parcel of

it.

And what is the common injury

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for skiers?

Definitely

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for skiers?

Definitely that ACL

tear.

Do you have really strong

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bindings?

The GE Force that these

guys are carrying, it is so strong,

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the skis, they are having to flex

through ripples that are going 90

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mph.

And you don't want the ski

coming off to easily.

But when you

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crash, you do want it to come off,

so that is an area where we have

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technicians, and that is their

realm. They spend a hundred hours on

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the skis before they are ready to

race. So then it is up to the skier.

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So you don't do your own wax? There

is a science in it?

There is, and as

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much as I love to know everything

about everything, that area is so

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scientific.

And we were talking

about temperature of the ice

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yesterday. What is the best

temperature of us know when you are

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skiing? Sometimes it gets really

icy, right?

The best temperature and

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the best snow grain of those ice

crystals is what you have on that

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Olympic day. You don't choose,

because you don't want it in your

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header that I am good on this or

that. Already we have seen cold,

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grippy snow, today it warmed up so

now it is slick and bumpy, so that

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is what you have to ski on.

And the

positioning that you draw, which is

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the best position, at the front end

of the runs all the backend?

Again,

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they look at the weather conditions

for the next day, if it is likely to

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warm up, that will make it slower,

so that is very much on the day, but

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they do tend to draw early now.

Not

only is she an expert in all things

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to do with winter sport, she is also

a very good weather forecaster,

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because last night Chemmy said it

will be a bluebird day, and for the

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first time out in South Korea, we

really did have the most gorgeous

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day, perfect conditions.

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The downhill run, one and a half

miles in length.

The men's downhill

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promise to be a race that could make

Olympic history.

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The good, clean start. That is the

best thing on a downhill like this

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where it is kind of a lottery. The

fastest man ever.

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Phil Johnson, the all-American boy

from California.

The only way to win

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this is to take a huge amount of

risk.

You are watching the greatest

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ski racer in the world an Olympic

day, and he's doing it again.

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Tracing the course, he has to

remember every bend, every turn.

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Skiers now feel they are reaching

the upper limits of speed, but

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whoever controls it best, the

Olympic medal will be his.

And

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Johnson has done it again on race

day.

Into the lead, and he is going

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to win the gold.

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I knew I had to go all-out and to

try everything I knew to win, and I

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couldn't keep anything under

control. I had to ski the fastest

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this mountain could be skied.

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And you get a sense of the history,

the tradition of the men's downhill.

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This is the ultimate in alpine

skiing, and I think one of the best

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and bravest bits of television that

happens all year is Graham Bell

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going down the course with a camera.

Here he is with his guide to this

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downhill in South Korea.

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So let's go and have a look at this

men's Olympic downhill here at the

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Alpine Centre. A beautiful view from

the top, but this is what the racers

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have to focus on. It starts pretty

much straightaway, because you come

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around this right footed turn, and

you dive down onto this bumpy part.

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Really important to carry the speed

through the bumps here. You have to

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really let it fly, and we are

approaching the first job. Now onto

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the roller-coaster section. The

steepest part of the course here,

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there are tunnels underneath the

track and you have to absorb the

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rollers. Coming up to the second job

now, the Dragon claw, straight up

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and heading down towards the forest

road. This turn here is crucial. It

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brings you from the steep onto the

flat. It is the third jump. Heading

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towards the blue Dragon Valley.

Really important to keep the speed

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going as you go into this almost

like a halfpipe section of the

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course, just rolling from edge to

edge, coming out of the Blue Dragon

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Valley and over the role, heading

towards the magic tree. That is it

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on the left of the course. Going to

the finish onto this fall away

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section, carrying speed through the

last turn. Heading towards the last

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jump. A big flight, and across the

line.

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Well, the course conditions are

absolutely perfect. These freezing

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temperatures have made it excellent

for making snow. It is fast and

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grippy, and it is going to be a

great race.

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I still can't get over how he does

that with cameras and microphones on

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the lot. It will take the racers

about one minute and 40 seconds, a

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relatively short course by Olympic

standards. Matt Chilton is in the

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commentary box.

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Conditions are now perfect for the

blue ribbon event at the winter

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games, men's downhill. Tommy

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games, men's downhill. Tommy dress

-- Dressen is a wafer Germany. He

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made his mark in Kitzbuhel. Here he

goes on to the Dragon range. Gravity

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sends you to the left, and you have

to fight against that. The others

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following down the course, he finds

the job. Now, Dressen was first to

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ski in the downhill stage of the

Olympic combined, won by Marcel

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Hirscher in the week, the quickest

man on the mountain, no one was able

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to ski quicker than Thomas Dressen.

He stands on that right foot, into

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the paradise turn, just lost a

little bit of ground there. It goes

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flat here.

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flat here. After the Paradise turn,

he had the big drop, now heading

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towards the Blue Dragon Valley. Down

towards the Magic Tree, he gets

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airborne again and we will keep an

that job,

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that job, because Mayer absolutely

flew an here, and so did Marcel

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Hirscher. Dressen is almost home

now, the first man on the course. He

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takes off and flies over the final

job, and the time is 1:41.03.

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Dominik Paris, said that of the

start by the Italian team members,

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and he is like a speed skater there.

Eight hundredths quicker than

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Dressen on that first date there.

Adverse camber, trying to stay as

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high as he can. Big, controlled

flight on that first drop. Now

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heading to the Dragon claw part of

the course.

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the course. Dominik Paris is the

third best downhill skier of the

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season. He had a win on home snow

just before the New Year, on a

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similar rough and bumpy course. That

was a difficult landing, Paradise

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Turn could sort them out today.

Paris didn't make the best of it at

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all. An towards the Blue Dragon

Valley, it was green all the way,

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and it is still green, despite the

mistake. He might have taken a new

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line which others may not be able

to. Now he is going to fly, keeps it

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quite low, and we will see it that

brings him the reward now. 1.26,

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quite low, and we will see it that

brings him the reward now. 1.26,,

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the next split. It is this final

time that really matters. Paris

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taxing for the line, and he leads

the Olympic downhill by a quarter of

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a second.

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One of the big favourites, Feuz from

Switzerland, the best downhill so

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far with three victories. He won in

November and he claimed the final

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downhill before the Olympics at

Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He skied

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solidly in training didn't give much

away because he was standing up and

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going gently on the bottom half of

his training runs, but make no

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mistake, he is a serious threat

today, huge unit of a man.

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Incredible control as he slammed the

inside edge of that right skied down

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onto the snow to continue on his

way. Feuz is living dangerously. It

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is the Olympic downhill, and he is

bringing all the risks into this

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race.

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Just about hanging in. Needed a huge

amount of strength. 120 kilometres

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an hour. Flying down towards the

Blue Dragon Valley. Paris's time...

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And he is faster. By point to one.

And he enters the Blue Dragon

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Valley. Sets up for the final

quarter. What a

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quarter. What a flight from Feuz.

Magnificent downhill skiing, he is

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going to go close and he may well go

into gold medal position. Feuz has

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put down a magnificent Olympic

downhill run, huge jump to finish.

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Feuz is first. Fantastic skiing from

Feuz. Into gold medal position. Full

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of risk, he took so many chances. He

got the reward. Look at that. Almost

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horizontal on the snow. How did he

keep that ski carbon? Aksel Lund

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Svindal is ready to race. On his

way. Silver medallist in Vancouver,

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2010. In the Olympic downhill.

Decent start for the multitalented

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Aksel Lund Svindal. Slightly low on

the adverse camber. Trailing Feuz by

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a 10th. Flattening it. The

coursework are going up to make the

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repairs.

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repairs. Svindal is throwing

everything at his last Olympic

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downhill competition but he might be

pushing too hard, winding down the

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windows on that big jump. Svindal

will have to take the riskiest

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possible line. Cut off the corners

as tightly as he Bears if he is to

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get into contention. What a shot

that is of the great man in full

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flight. Lands at 111 kilometres an

hour, a quarter of a second off the

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pace but now he is in front. The

gamble may be paying off. Into the

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Blue Dragon Valley. Off and away,

big flight, off-balance, did not

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seem to lose any speed. Recovered

his poise, got his dynamic posture

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back and he leads Feuz by a quarter

of a second. Svindal scheme for

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gold-medal position for Norway. A

long flight. He tucks in and he has

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gone into gold. Svindal steals the

lead from Feuz. Magnificent Aksel

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Lund Svindal. This was textbook

downhill jumping. -- this was not

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textbook downhill jumping. But he

knew the risk might bring reward.

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And he is off! Maximum forward

report Shannon. And he has got the

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early green light. Quicker than his

great rival. A little low on Dragon

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Ridge. The speed is good. 111. Long

jump, stood immediately. Wonderful

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anticipation and control.

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anticipation and control. The

32-year-old Norwegian. He is flying.

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Huge again. He knows he has got to

roll the dice. Take a chance with

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this. Svindal leads. Feuz second.

Harris third. Watching keenly.

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Coming into the Paradise Turn out

for pelts and absolutely pushing.

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112 on the landing. Travelling 38

metres. Green again. He could deny

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Svindal the one thing that is

missing. The gold medal. Goodness

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me! Upper twisting like a freestyle.

Seemed to land cleanly, green all

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the way. Only just. For hundreds of

a second between the two Norwegians.

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Which way will this go? The jump to

come. He takes off, Lance, and he is

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second! So close. The jump was

unorthodox. Lost control of his left

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ski pole. The ninth best downhill of

the season. Not without a chance.

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Pretty solid in training. Seven four

years ago in Sochi.

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years ago in Sochi. Became the 1st

Battalion to win the World Cup

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downhill. Two years in a row.

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downhill. Two years in a row. His

team-mate currently in fourth. Off

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to a flying start.

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to a flying start. Fill on the

course with number 13. And he is in

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front. At the next intermediate.

100th behind. 100s in front. Fill

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pushing hard. Looking for straight

line speed. Taking allsorts of

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gambles. And he almost flattened the

turned heading into the Paradise

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Turn curve.

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The bottom part of the track. The

key split. Fill a quarter of a

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second removed from Svindal's time,

putting him outside bronze medal

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position. He needs a direct line.

That was to the left. In the soft

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snow, I don't think that is going to

hamper. -- help him. Off the pace,

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that will pushing down to around

fourth or fifth position. The last

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jump, Fill lands, crosses the line,

he is sixth, missing the medals.

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35-year-old Aksel Lund Svindal is

the Olympic champion. Switzerland's

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in amongst the medals.

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the Olympic champion. Switzerland's

in amongst the medals. A really high

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quality competition, sometimes you

get a surprise winner but not this

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time.

We know the Norwegians

dominate in speed. For so long. For

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them to delivered today. Norway have

never won the men's Alpine downhill

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and when you think, there were 13

Olympic medals, this was the one

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they all wanted and Svindal goes,

well deserved, he took risks, it was

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not easy or

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not easy or comfortable, Janrud

pushed him all the way. -- Jansrud.

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Let's look at this

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pushed him all the way. -- Jansrud.

Let's look at this midway through.

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He looks relatively untidy. It is

really messy but such a great touch.

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He works with gravity really well,

standing on the ski at the top of

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the turn. Big flight. Getting that

connection with the snow and works

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the ski. That this work Jansrud

threw away the race. He was not able

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to work the terrain, so many little

rollers made eye tunnels, it's not

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natural, and put tunnels underneath

and although it was messy he worked

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at the outside ski the top and he

just dominated. Outside the blue

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line, it does not matter, not a

disqualification, those are their to

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show the general line for a patient.

When they do jump do you want to get

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down as quick as possible?

Yes,

although airtime looks really good

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it's actually slow. You have it the

cause of the terrain, you have to

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jump but you want the connection

because you have to make speed.

That

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Paradise Turn looks critical, you

right into the bend straightaway.

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You have the Magic Tree. We saw the

other day, Matthias Mayer, you want

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to throw your body forward. So you

can charge the outside ski.

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can charge the outside ski.

Mayor

was the defending champion, where

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did he finish? Ninth. Svindal, the

oldest ever Olympic gold medallist

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in alpine skier, a man who came back

from so many injuries, you would

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think it is a young man's game but

clearly it is not.

You tend to be

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technical when you are younger and

then you are allowed to start doing

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speed and in super cheap or so much

about tactics and line, the more

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experience you get the better you

are. Someone like Svindal, he's been

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doing it for so long, he missed the

test event through injury. That is

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where his compatriot Jansrud one, he

watched it on TV and maybe by doing

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that he picked up some line

successes that got him the win.

It

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worked

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successes that got him the win.

It

worked for him. Fascinating. Let's

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go to your area of expertise, Chris,

the first figure skating of the

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games went to Canada, now it is time

for the medal deciding programme,

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the long programme. The leaderboard

going into it was China, Olympic

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Athletes from Russia, Germany in

fourth making a mistake in the short

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programme that we thought pushed

them out of the medals. They were

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close enough.

You were helping them.

I choreographed her long programme.

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Watch this correctly. Commentary

from Kat Downes and Robin Cousins.

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Looking for the skate of their

lives.

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A great performance. It could be a

third bronze medal for Aliona Vilani

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a first for Bruno.

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Opening with the triple twist and

watch the height.

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She's got it on one foot, that's

clean!

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The triple Sako, double toe loop,

double toe loop. Today, perfection.

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Side-by-side triple toe loops. Well

done!

This is looking good.

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The triple salko. That is the

difficult elements done for them.

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Brilliant strength and control.

Through the lifts.

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CHEERING

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Perfect! The race for bronzes on.

I

think the race for gold is on.

They

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were out of the medal positions

before this free skate.

They were

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going to be fighting for a bronze

medal place, but that performance

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has put them on a podium. What

colour that medal will be, we will

0:32:360:32:41

wait to find out, but I think that

is going to be a really tough one to

0:32:410:32:45

beat. Beautiful

0:32:450:32:52

beat. Beautiful transitions, you

might recognise the because they

0:32:520:32:54

were choreographed by Christopher

Dean. He spent time with them last

0:32:540:33:00

year in the autumn. Helping to clean

and fix these transitions between

0:33:000:33:07

them, and it was for me the detail

which is going to separate this from

0:33:070:33:10

some of the others.

0:33:100:33:15

It is going to be big, absolutely.

That is the best they have skated

0:33:150:33:22

that. 159.31, season's best. Is that

how they clinch the Olympic title?

0:33:220:33:34

They have broken their own world

record.

0:33:340:33:41

record.

Well, it was sensational

skating, wasn't it? And this is the

0:33:410:33:46

couple with whom they were tussling

for the bronze medal position. Megan

0:33:460:33:55

to Hamilton and Eric Radford of

Canada, already team champions going

0:33:550:33:59

away from this games with a gold

medal.

0:33:590:34:05

medal. And the pressure is on these

two now to hang onto a spot on the

0:34:060:34:12

podium.

0:34:120:34:19

Triple twist.

0:34:460:34:57

They have the hardest side by side

job element, and that is a side by

0:34:590:35:09

side triple. Hands down for a Megan,

not sure it was fully rotated,

0:35:090:35:14

either. So that will be reviewed.

0:35:140:35:25

And now the quadruple Salchow. And

she has got it.

0:35:260:35:41

she has got it. Nine points from

that one element.

0:35:410:35:48

that one element. Side by side

triple Salchow, double toe loop.

0:35:480:36:04

And now the triple Lutz.

0:36:580:37:04

Fighting for a medal, fighting to

hold on to a podium spot, Eric

0:38:540:39:01

Radford and Megan Duhamel.

They are

thrilled with that skate, she landed

0:39:010:39:04

that quad.

But there was that

mistake.

Slightly on the Lutz. There

0:39:040:39:13

triple twist is not the strongest or

the highest, they were given level

0:39:130:39:17

three, where Bruno and Aliona were

given the level for. It is so good

0:39:170:39:31

to be able to see them come out and

deliver that quad.

0:39:310:39:35

It is not enough to go ahead of the

Germans. They are in the silver

0:39:380:39:44

medal position. Megan Duhamel and

Eric Radford. And they needed a new

0:39:440:39:52

world record to chase down the

Germans, in fact everyone needs a

0:39:520:39:55

new world record to chase down the

Germans.

0:39:550:40:03

Germans. So, the world champions

from China, Sui Wenjing and

0:40:030:40:14

Hank Cong Han, and when they are at

their best, they are world beaters.

0:40:200:40:31

And they will open their free

programme with eight quadruple

0:40:440:40:48

twist, so four revolutions in the

air from take-off.

0:40:480:40:59

Side by side triple toe loops. The

triples were fine, but not the

0:41:020:41:15

combination they wanted afterwards,

just singles from Cong Han.

0:41:150:41:27

just singles from Cong Han. And off

the

0:41:300:41:36

the triple Salchow, that was a

problem in the warm up, as well, two

0:41:370:41:42

falls.

0:41:420:41:48

The beautiful lift.

0:42:190:42:20

The triple flip. Absolutely

glorious.

0:43:010:43:07

The same there with the triple

Salchow.

0:43:310:43:40

Rousing stuff but is it enough to

hold onto their lead? The Germans

0:45:030:45:10

were sublime. The second half was

superb but a couple of very costly

0:45:100:45:18

mistakes on the side-by-side triple

jumps. One, two, three, four... She

0:45:180:45:27

fell on the salko in the warm up.

They are is that hand, the back of

0:45:270:45:36

the heel, no one can touch them for

the throws. Is the work they did in

0:45:360:45:41

the short programme going to be

enough? It is not.

0:45:410:45:49

enough? It is not. It is not enough

for them to hang onto the gold

0:45:490:45:51

medal.

0:45:510:45:57

medal. Savchenko and Masoe out in

front. The final skaters in the free

0:45:570:46:05

skate competition. Able be looking

to jump up into the medals. Team

0:46:050:46:12

silver winners already. The Olympic

Athletes from Russia. They were in

0:46:120:46:20

the silver medal position after the

short programme. They are relying on

0:46:200:46:24

Christina Agarwal error for a medal!

0:46:240:46:28

Label open other bid for gold with a

quadruple twist. That was lovely.

0:46:500:47:03

Side-by-side triples.

0:47:090:47:11

He did, she didn't.

0:47:180:47:21

The triple salko now... That's gone

as well.

0:47:340:47:40

Need to get the composure back now,

the side-by-side triple toe loops.

0:47:530:48:01

With the two double toe loops to

follow.

0:48:010:48:05

The triple loop. Beautiful.

0:50:050:50:13

APPLAUSE

CHEERING

0:51:080:51:13

It's not going to be good enough for

gold or silver, will it be good

0:51:130:51:17

enough for a medal at all?

I think they might struggle to be on

0:51:170:51:22

the podium, to be honest. Certainly

did not have their normal pizzazz or

0:51:220:51:28

champion feel about it. Tentative.

The double salko...

0:51:280:51:38

Always strong with the throws.

Overcooked on that. Way too far

0:51:380:51:44

forward. For the landing.

Is it a

medal for the Olympic Athletes from

0:51:440:51:54

Russia? No! It is not.

0:51:540:52:01

143.20 five. And that means

Savchenko and Massot are the Olympic

0:52:060:52:17

champions. What a fight, what metal!

To jump from fourth position to the

0:52:170:52:27

top of the podium. And they are

worthy winners. What a performance

0:52:270:52:35

out there, they born in a battle

with Meagan Duhamel and Eric

0:52:350:52:41

Radford, they laid it on the ice and

they were foot perfect, weren't

0:52:410:52:45

they, Robin?

Warriors and she has

been fighting for this moment for

0:52:450:52:49

some years now. Even with Robin, did

not quite happen.

Two Olympic bronze

0:52:490:52:58

medals in the past but she is now

the Olympic champion at the age of

0:52:580:53:02

34.

0:53:020:53:04

the Olympic champion at the age of

34. Savchenko and Massot crying but

0:53:040:53:10

you are willing up as well.

Extraordinary. It was. They were in

0:53:100:53:16

fourth, they know they have got to

go up there and go for broke, the

0:53:160:53:20

other couples in front, the top two

after the short programme were going

0:53:200:53:26

out maybe a little conservative,

holding the position and they made

0:53:260:53:30

those mistakes. What a turnaround!

They skated sublimely, that is the

0:53:300:53:36

best I have seen them skate.

And it

must make you so proud, you played a

0:53:360:53:41

huge part in that, it's a new world

record score.

Yes, no, we spent the

0:53:410:53:46

summer, they came over to Florida,

we went to work for a week, we put

0:53:460:53:52

the routine together, it has evolved

over the past seven months from

0:53:520:53:56

competition. The main elements were

there, they really, I got chills

0:53:560:54:02

watching it.

We are going to get you

to talk through the whole routine, I

0:54:020:54:07

thought the look of it, the

adverts...

A little bit bolero. One

0:54:070:54:16

piece of music from beginning to

end.

This infinity

0:54:160:54:21

piece of music from beginning to

end.

This infinity sign.

It was all

0:54:210:54:24

about holding. But almost became a

run at the end.

He had something to

0:54:240:54:33

prove, didn't he, Chris?

Having made

the mistake in the short programme,

0:54:330:54:39

doubling the triple, look at the

height, he is so strong.

Given the

0:54:390:54:45

height difference do you have to

take that into account when you plan

0:54:450:54:48

the routine so they look good?

There

are definite things that suit them

0:54:480:54:53

and things that don't but one of the

things that they talked to me about

0:54:530:54:58

for their brief, they said they

wanted to make it more than ice

0:54:580:55:02

dance routine in a Paris programme

and that is why they got in touch

0:55:020:55:06

with me. I have known Ali on for

such a long time, she is such a

0:55:060:55:12

competitor.

Her first Olympics, two

bronze medals, Bruno is her third

0:55:120:55:17

different partner.

The interesting

thing, she was born in the Ukraine.

0:55:170:55:23

No is French. -- Bruno is French.

She skated for Germany. She had

0:55:230:55:33

German citizenship. They retired, he

is the Russian coach now. Bruno came

0:55:330:55:40

along and he just got his

citizenship and so they were able

0:55:400:55:44

to...

Just before the games?

Yes.

The leghold.

This looks very you.

0:55:440:55:54

Deep turns. The pencil left.

She is

a worker.

Four hours on the ice. And

0:55:540:56:04

she will say no, we can stay and he

will be, we are done. But he does

0:56:040:56:12

all the lifting.

Bringing that is

dance flavour, does it mean more

0:56:120:56:19

fluid, more emotion, more beautiful?

A combination, the choice of music,

0:56:190:56:24

the style of skating, the quality of

skating. You can see, she bends her

0:56:240:56:32

knees, that creates power and the

look of being effortless across the

0:56:320:56:37

ice. They worked on that lift, the

double rotation.

Visually this was

0:56:370:56:46

very different from the three long

programmes we saw afterwards.

As I

0:56:460:56:51

say, the music has this fluidity and

flow over the ice and we wanted to

0:56:510:56:55

make it as soon as from transition

to transition, that is the sort of

0:56:550:57:02

part of choreography that I work on

with them. Did you pick the music?

0:57:020:57:08

They came to me with the music and

as I listened to it it conjured up

0:57:080:57:13

ideas of moving forward. Going

somewhere. Who is the composer? That

0:57:130:57:19

is a good question you are going to

ask me and I should know that.

This

0:57:190:57:24

is were I thought, that looked so

good, but height that they are.

Over

0:57:240:57:31

the top of her, creates a beautiful

line, interesting exit, still

0:57:310:57:37

entwined in his legs as he rotates,

trying to keep that fluidity.

Lots

0:57:370:57:42

of green squares top left.

They have

got a positive mark, or being judged

0:57:420:57:52

as positive, the reverse lift. Any

yellow or red we don't want those.

0:57:520:57:57

Deductions. Deductions. The other

skaters made plenty of deductions,

0:57:570:58:04

threading the needle. And this is

the point, they are sucking on air

0:58:040:58:12

but at the same time, they have

still got to make it look beautiful

0:58:120:58:16

and effortless.

Physically you are

tired by now.

Very tired, and we did

0:58:160:58:24

not give them much of a break, it

was constant.

It is building again.

0:58:240:58:29

Listen to the music. This big, final

lift that goes around the ice,

0:58:290:58:37

something like a 20 second left.

You

said he is an ox!

He is strong. So

0:58:370:58:47

strong and I am so pleased for both

of them. For her, five Olympics, 16

0:58:470:58:54

years at this level, ringing home a

gold medal and as you can see, the

0:58:540:58:58

exhaustion.

That is almost how Jayne

Torvill looked!

After-the-fact. The

0:58:580:59:06

delight. You realise it has come

true.

And you have done everything

0:59:060:59:12

you can, you scored the highest

score you can.

The confirmation of

0:59:120:59:20

the scorer made them realise how

good that performance was.

And they

0:59:200:59:24

would not have known that they could

have won gold, three pairs to go.

0:59:240:59:28

They only won by half a point. Look

at the height of that.

Time for

0:59:280:59:34

another revolution if she wanted.

She could have had a cup of tea when

0:59:340:59:38

she was up there.

So speaks the

coach.

The people in front of her,

0:59:380:59:44

the other competitors, if they do a

clean routine who knows? On the

0:59:440:59:50

night, he pulled it together and the

others did not. That is what

0:59:500:59:54

competition is all about.

The first

figure skating gold medal for

0:59:540:59:58

Germany since the fall of the Berlin

Wall and both of them had

0:59:581:00:02

represented other countries, for

Germany, and eighth gold medal of

1:00:021:00:05

these games and they are flying.

Savchenko is married to a Brit.

She

1:00:051:00:10

is married to Liam, I got to know

them through the summer. His father

1:00:101:00:15

was in the Army and they train

scheme, for we used to train. That

1:00:151:00:23

is where she was an bad as ever they

met.

How come she did not take Great

1:00:231:00:28

Britain as her country, you could

have organised that?

I know, I

1:00:281:00:33

should have on that.

Is there no

poaching in ice skating?

Clearly

1:00:331:00:40

they have taken Ukrainian and French

people and put them together.

Have

1:00:401:00:43

you been in touch with Nick Buckland

and Kenny Combs?

They are in great

1:00:431:00:49

spirits and their defenders coming

up, skating really well. And doing

1:00:491:00:54

their third Olympics. -- penny

Combs.

Thank you so much for being

1:00:541:01:01

with us. Congratulations. We will

let Chris disappear. He can wallow I

1:01:011:01:09

think in the reflect that gory.

Wonderful. We focus on curling. The

1:01:091:01:16

competition started yesterday and

the British men had a win over

1:01:161:01:21

Switzerland. Bath-macro Penny

Coomes. A win and a loss for them,

1:01:211:01:26

the great British women started with

an emphatic three over the Olympic

1:01:261:01:32

Athletes from Russia, today they had

two matters, intense and at midnight

1:01:321:01:36

our time, Eve Muirhead's rink were

out there on the ice in a very tight

1:01:361:01:42

game. We will show you the closing

stages against the USA with Logan

1:01:421:01:48

Gray and Jackie Lockhart in the

commentary box.

1:01:481:01:57

COMMENTATOR: So, chance for two in

this end. Just need to stay in the

1:01:591:02:10

house.

Easy normal!

Nothing. Her

line is looking fairly good. Lauren

1:02:101:02:20

Gray just trying to get it to that

stone, and it has got to stop, it

1:02:201:02:26

has got to stop. Unfortunately, she

ended up with, it did stop, but the

1:02:261:02:33

USA stone Harborne, so just the one.

-- the USA stone hung on.

1:02:331:02:51

Well played, great shot, so a double

takeout from Eve Muirhead, the

1:02:521:02:57

British skip, leaving Great Britain

lying three here. Great Britain

1:02:571:03:06

could have the hammer in the last

end. Admittedly they will be one

1:03:061:03:10

down and they will have to deliver

in that final end.

1:03:101:03:19

She has held her nerve here, played

a nice shot.

So, USA pick up one in

1:03:191:03:29

the ninth end, they have the lead

but crucially Great Britain will

1:03:291:03:34

have the hammer in the tenth and

final end. They can win with two,

1:03:341:03:40

one will be enough to take it into a

final end. This perfect shot right

1:03:401:03:45

into the bottom, looks a bit

anxious, looks nervous. Watching

1:03:451:03:52

this one carefully. This needs to

curl a lot. They are not sweeping

1:03:521:03:57

it, and it needs to curl an awful

lot. It will have a chance, but it

1:03:571:04:02

might be too much. It has gone

through. USA win the match, Eve

1:04:021:04:07

Muirhead not able to pick up the one

in the final end. The USA have

1:04:071:04:15

played very well, shut Great Britain

at, and they pick up two, so the

1:04:151:04:18

final score will be USA 7-4 Great

Britain.

1:04:181:04:25

CLARE BALDING: The next game is on

Saturday against Denmark. Meanwhile

1:04:251:04:31

the men were up against Japan. Very

tense closing stages here as well.

1:04:311:04:37

And we are joining it with the score

at 5-5, Logan and Jackie describing

1:04:371:04:43

this one.

1:04:431:04:51

COMMENTATOR: So, the guard by

Morozumi perhaps a little further

1:04:591:05:11

down the ice than they would have

liked.

1:05:111:05:17

liked.

So he is not at all bothered

about that, just wants to make sure

1:05:181:05:23

the yellow stone at the top of the

house goes, and the shooting stone

1:05:231:05:29

that Kyle is about to throw with, he

doesn't want that to stay in the

1:05:291:05:32

front of the house either.

He says

he is not bothered about it, but I

1:05:321:05:38

bet he wants it. And he gets it. A

great shot by Kyle Smith.

1:05:381:05:49

So, the only real cover that

Morozumi has here is behind the two

1:05:491:05:56

red stones that Great Britain have,

the Corner red stones.

1:05:561:06:08

the Corner red stones. He has to

make that shot, and it will leave it

1:06:111:06:13

open for Kyle myth to draw too. But

first, Morozumi with the draw.

Japan

1:06:131:06:22

have called a time-out here, but I

think it is not really needed. They

1:06:221:06:28

are just giving themselves a little

bit of extra time to focus on the

1:06:281:06:32

shot, perhaps putting a little bit

of ice on Kyle as well.

1:06:321:06:41

They only have 51 seconds on the

clock, so they were just giving

1:06:411:06:46

themselves a little bit of extra

insurance that they weren't going to

1:06:461:06:49

run out of time. This draw looking

pretty good, but still GB have been

1:06:491:06:58

in full control of this final end.

They made every single shot, and

1:06:581:07:05

that is really testament to Cammy

Smith who has made it so easy for

1:07:051:07:10

his team-mates. They have made the

first seven, but we need to make

1:07:101:07:14

that eighth one to get on the board.

This is the one that really counts,

1:07:141:07:20

and he does have the whole of the

eight foot to play with.

1:07:201:07:28

eight foot to play with. He has just

got to lay it and let the sweepers

1:07:281:07:30

take it into the house. This is a

shot that skips will play, and I'm

1:07:301:07:38

sure it will be playing on his mind

that he has to make this for the

1:07:381:07:41

win. He is taking his time and

concentrating.

So, here it is. Hold

1:07:411:07:51

your breath. The final stone of the

tenth end, we have seen some great

1:07:511:07:55

draws from Kyle Smith today. It just

needs to be fully in the eight foot

1:07:551:08:00

Circle to put another win on the

board for GB. The boys are looking

1:08:001:08:06

quite confident at the minute, just

cleaning. Should be good enough for

1:08:061:08:15

the win, and it is. Gets the second

win of the week for GB, in what was

1:08:151:08:27

a very, very tight game throughout.

CLARE BALDING: They are settling

1:08:271:08:30

into their Olympic experience, and

standing pretty well on the

1:08:301:08:34

leaderboard, Great Britain having

played three, won two and lost one,

1:08:341:08:38

and some of those teams including

Sweden with only two games played so

1:08:381:08:42

far, but more to come. Jackie

Lockhart has been part of our

1:08:421:08:45

commentary team in Pyeongchang, and

she is there. How are you?

I'm very

1:08:451:08:52

well, thank you very much. I am

missing your company out here.

Bless

1:08:521:08:59

you. Let's talk about Eve Muirhead.

I see the performance director has

1:08:591:09:04

described their performance as

average.

Yes, and that is a real

1:09:041:09:08

shame, they came out in their first

game and they were clinical, they

1:09:081:09:11

played really well, but today they

just didn't bring their A-game

1:09:111:09:17

against the USA, and to be fair,

they tried really hard. They tried

1:09:171:09:21

to push and push and ask questions

of the USA skip, but every time Eve

1:09:211:09:31

asked the question, they had an

answer. It just wasn't going to

1:09:311:09:34

happen today.

They had the chance to

go to an extra end, and Eve had that

1:09:341:09:40

stone right at the end, had landed

in the middle of the house, things

1:09:401:09:44

would have been different.

Very much

so. A really difficult shot she had

1:09:441:09:49

to play. She had to be inch perfect

right on the one foot, or she could

1:09:491:09:53

have played the slash across the top

and tried to move those stones out

1:09:531:09:57

of the house, but she tried the draw

and it didn't come off, so they are

1:09:571:10:00

going to have to put that game to

bed and, later on tonight against

1:10:001:10:04

China with a better game.

And we

will be joining that game live.

1:10:041:10:10

Sometimes it is about resetting your

mind and how quickly you can recover

1:10:101:10:15

from a disappointment like that.

Very much so, they have a real team

1:10:151:10:18

of support people behind them,

sports psychologist, a great

1:10:181:10:22

tactician with Glenn Howard,

four-time world champion himself, so

1:10:221:10:25

these girls will just have regrouped

back at the village, looked at all

1:10:251:10:29

the shots, and they are very

experience, they are going to come

1:10:291:10:34

out strong later on tonight, I'm

convinced of it.

You make them

1:10:341:10:37

strong favourites to win that game,

do you?

Yes. China isn't going to be

1:10:371:10:42

an easy game. They had a chance to

win it in the last game and throw it

1:10:421:10:52

through the back, gave it away to

OAR, but if you look at the girls

1:10:521:10:57

performance on what they can do, if

they believe, they can win this

1:10:571:11:01

game.

And the major shock, the one

thing we always think, curling is

1:11:011:11:07

Canadian, but today they got beaten

by the South Korean team.

They did,

1:11:071:11:14

and I didn't get the chance to watch

the game because I was concentrating

1:11:141:11:18

on ours, but every time I had a

little close look across, there were

1:11:181:11:22

lots of stones in play, so that

really was a real shocker, and one

1:11:221:11:27

that nobody expected to see. But

let's not forget the Canadians are

1:11:271:11:32

very good at coming back, and they

will get stronger as this

1:11:321:11:35

competition goes on, so I don't

think we can read a lot into that at

1:11:351:11:39

the moment.

And the Canadian men are

free from three, the British men are

1:11:391:11:42

two from three, they have both

started well.

Yes, the Canadian men

1:11:421:11:48

actually to be fair were a little

bit shaky, I thought. I thought they

1:11:481:11:51

would come out with a stronger

performance, but just as I said

1:11:511:12:02

about the girls, Canada, you can

never rest on your laurels, because

1:12:021:12:04

they just grow as the competition

goes on. They were kind of

1:12:041:12:07

appropriate the beginning, maybe

this ice doesn't swing as much as

1:12:071:12:09

they are used to, but it is one to

watch, and let's not write them off.

1:12:091:12:13

And if there were marks for artistic

impression in curling, we know the

1:12:131:12:17

Norwegian men would get plenty of

them. What have they been wearing

1:12:171:12:20

today? We liked their Valentine's

Day outfit yesterday.

Today they

1:12:201:12:23

were wearing a tropical palm tree

print in blue and white, and it had

1:12:231:12:31

a kind of red poppy in it.

We can

see it.

A little more reserved than

1:12:311:12:39

their pink fancy pants from

yesterday for Valentine's Day. But

1:12:391:12:44

what wonderful guys were showing of

the sport, and they do it with such

1:12:441:12:49

fun and energy, yet with such

professionalism. So wait till we see

1:12:491:12:53

what they bring out later.

I like

those trousers because they go

1:12:531:12:56

better with the red tops, which we

weren't sure the pink did. In terms

1:12:561:13:00

of a progress report, for the

British men, are you happy with the

1:13:001:13:07

way they have started, and for all

of them it is their first experience

1:13:071:13:10

of an Olympic Games?

Do you know

what? It is. They are young guys,

1:13:101:13:17

this is a huge stage to be

performing on, and if we looked on

1:13:171:13:22

paper, I knew they were going to

have a tough start, so to come out

1:13:221:13:25

of that with two wins, they beat

Switzerland, they just won their

1:13:251:13:29

game this morning, that is a great

start for them.

Good stuff, and they

1:13:291:13:33

will be in action again at midnight

tonight. Jackie, thank you for now,

1:13:331:13:38

keep wrapping up warm, and enjoy it.

I will do, thanks.

Let's have a look

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at the timetable for what we have

coming up for the rest of this

1:13:441:13:47

morning and into the early

afternoon. We are going to be

1:13:471:13:52

looking at the first two runs of the

men's skeleton, that is next, in the

1:13:521:13:56

company of a woman who started the

whole skeleton revolution here in

1:13:561:14:00

Great Britain. Then we will be

reflecting on the women's giant

1:14:001:14:04

slalom, and Chemmy will be telling

us about the competitors in that.

1:14:041:14:08

Then we go live for that curling

game, China versus GB in the

1:14:081:14:12

women's, and then the men's

snowboard cross. We love that, that

1:14:121:14:16

is chaotic. So, let's go to the

skeleton.

1:14:161:14:25

Laura Deas, one of the fastest

starters in the field.

1:14:251:14:36

The name of Dominic Parsons, and boy

can he run.

1:14:361:14:48

Lizzy Yarnold is the Olympic

champion, oh, my goodness!

1:14:481:14:58

Yes, Lizzy Yarnold is the defending

champion, and Amy Williams won goal

1:14:581:15:02

before that, but this is Alex

Coomber who started it all off with

1:15:021:15:05

her gold medal from Salt Lake City,

which you have got with you.

I have

1:15:051:15:09

indeed!

1:15:091:15:12

Gray and Jackie Lockhart in the

commentary box.

1:15:121:15:18

Most of us did not know what

skeleton was. We thought that was

1:15:181:15:24

sliding down a mountain on a

teacher.

I must admit I didn't know

1:15:241:15:29

what it was. I have my novice week,

I did really well, got selected for

1:15:291:15:34

the team, competed in my first World

Cup, the last 20 years have in the

1:15:341:15:39

nominal.

Did you know it was an

Olympic sport?

It wasn't a bad time,

1:15:391:15:44

someone said to me the other day,

why didn't I compete in Nagano? And

1:15:441:15:49

I thought why didn't I? 2002 was the

first time for men's and women's

1:15:491:15:56

skeleton. The men's skeleton had

been on previous occasions, 2002,

1:15:561:16:02

the first time for women's skeleton

and bobsleigh.

When did you last see

1:16:021:16:09

your run from Salt Lake City?

I did

a presentation at school last week

1:16:091:16:13

for the Olympics, it took me about

six years before I could actually

1:16:131:16:18

watch it having done the race. The

cause? Because there'd been quite a

1:16:181:16:23

lot of pressure and it built up

quite strongly. Such a massive thing

1:16:231:16:28

to happen. I thought I need to step

away from this for a little bit.

Is

1:16:281:16:34

that why it was your one and only

Olympics?

As Chemmy knows, winter

1:16:341:16:40

sports or all or nothing, you can't

go down at the weekend and practice,

1:16:401:16:44

you can't pick it up when you want,

then stop, you have to be away, out

1:16:441:16:51

of the country, six months at a

time, away from your family, it's

1:16:511:16:54

hard emotionally, mentally,

physically, and to think of doing

1:16:541:17:01

another cycle, to be honest, I had

an Olympic medal, I had 30 World Cup

1:17:011:17:07

podium finishes, the British

Championships, World Championships

1:17:071:17:10

medal and it's hard to say to

yourself I am going to go out and do

1:17:101:17:14

this again. I was satisfied with

what I achieved.

I think we are all

1:17:141:17:20

pretty satisfied with what you

achieved, we are going to look back

1:17:201:17:24

at it, Salt Lake City, 2002, winner

of the Bronze

1:17:241:17:32

COMMENTATOR:, Alex Coomber from

Great Britain. Great Britain on the

1:17:351:17:41

verge of a medal. As yet, we do not

know what colour it will be. Gold is

1:17:411:17:47

on the cards. She is a supreme

competitor as she proved

1:17:471:17:53

consistently over the last three

years. Here she goes for the last

1:17:531:17:57

time. Still the Americans to come.

Starting off well. Pretty good

1:17:571:18:04

start.

1:18:041:18:05

This snow absolutely throwing itself

down on this course, going to be a

1:18:091:18:15

clean run. She has dropped a second.

The German leads, can she ride the

1:18:151:18:21

course well? This could be a

situation which will be nerve

1:18:211:18:26

tingling as it always has been with

Alex, back in first, can she hang

1:18:261:18:31

on? She took a real big hit, almost

the same position as in the first

1:18:311:18:37

run, still in first place, getting

faster. Come on, keep it going

1:18:371:18:43

cleanly, dropped a little, into the

finish, the last chance, she is in

1:18:431:18:48

first place, Great Britain has a

medal! Such relief for the team.

1:18:481:18:56

Points 16 head, that does not

matter. An Olympic medal. Something

1:18:561:19:02

she has not managed to achieve in

major championships, she has cracked

1:19:021:19:09

that one.

1:19:091:19:10

STUDIO: difficult conditions. It was

snowing really hard.

1:19:201:19:23

STUDIO: difficult conditions. It was

snowing really hard.

Day 13 was the

1:19:231:19:29

only day it snowed in Salt Lake

City, I am a small slider, I did not

1:19:291:19:33

have much weight, to get through the

snow, it changes the way you slide

1:19:331:19:38

the track. We had training in

beautiful sunshine, I had not raised

1:19:381:19:42

in the snow on that track ever, we

turned up in completely new

1:19:421:19:47

conditions, new track, speed,

steering.

If we have a look at how

1:19:471:19:54

women have performed in skeleton,

you lead the way with your Bronze

1:19:541:19:58

medal. Since then, a silver medal

from Shelley Rudman, gold from Amy

1:19:581:20:05

Williams and Lizzy Yarnold, who is

trying to become the first British

1:20:051:20:09

athlete ever to successfully defend

a Winter Olympics title and that is

1:20:091:20:13

a very impressive list of results.

The other impressive thing, Laura

1:20:131:20:19

Deas are pushing Lizzy Yarnold, both

posting good training times, they

1:20:191:20:23

start tomorrow. Laura has done

really well in the World Cup.

1:20:231:20:27

Finishing above Lizzy Yarnold, in

the top ten in most of the races,

1:20:271:20:33

they work well together, both

strong, this track suits a British

1:20:331:20:39

slider, it's a new track, not many

people know the way of the curves

1:20:391:20:43

and everything, it's not like a

German in Germany or an Austrian in

1:20:431:20:48

Austria, far more of a level playing

field and as the Brits, we don't

1:20:481:20:52

have our own track, that suits us,

we are going dude at going out to

1:20:521:20:59

somewhere, learning and unfamiliar

track.

All the team members have

1:20:591:21:04

said that. All the fuss about the

suits that have been passed.

As we

1:21:041:21:09

knew they would be. Of course.

It's

come down to race time.

Cope with

1:21:091:21:15

the track, pressure, the world is

watching Team GB in skeleton because

1:21:151:21:21

we are a force to be reckoned with.

They love the fact there is four

1:21:211:21:26

runs in the Olympic sliding,

normally two in World Cups, Lizzy

1:21:261:21:31

Yarnold likes the fact there is more

pressure for every run.

The

1:21:311:21:36

attention in the skeleton has always

been on the women but can the main

1:21:361:21:42

feature? Dom Parsons and Jerry Rice

featuring, Dominic featuring in

1:21:421:21:47

training, let's pick up the

commentary. Amy Williams joining

1:21:471:21:51

John Jackson and John Hunt.

1:21:511:21:53

COMMENTATOR:. The favourite for

gold.

1:21:581:22:09

gold. Yun Sungbin. Listen to the

raw. Had an unbelievable clash with

1:22:111:22:23

Dukurs.

You will see the difference

in his sliding compared with the

1:22:231:22:30

others. A lot cleaner. You don't see

much going on on the sled. The last

1:22:301:22:37

two sliders that came down the

left-hand group on your TV screen, a

1:22:371:22:43

little bit of a wobble, the lines

are perfect, the helmet this guy

1:22:431:22:49

has, brilliant, look at the lead.

Going to smash them out. He will be

1:22:491:22:55

the one to set the standard, we

expected this, clean and fast and

1:22:551:23:01

he's offered a second quicker than

anyone else.

Track record.

1:23:011:23:10

Next up, young, for Germany. --

Jungk.

Starting with his hand in the

1:23:121:23:27

middle, that is a risky option.

Can

that happen? Yes, these athletes

1:23:271:23:33

train so hard on their start and you

hope it's a good groove cut out. You

1:23:331:23:40

have to do what you feel

comfortable, whether you feel more

1:23:401:23:44

comfortable running on the right or

left and fought groove are you going

1:23:441:23:47

to choose. He has to be careful,

make sure his core is strong, and

1:23:471:23:53

not putting too much weight on the

handle, Germany getting some clean

1:23:531:23:57

rides so far. Using his feet. To toe

tap, change the angle of the sled.

1:23:571:24:06

Looking good but his time relative

to Jungk, way off, perhaps

1:24:061:24:10

illustrating how good Jungk was. A

high-class athlete. Made to look

1:24:101:24:19

ordinary by Yun Sungbin. Dukurs

beaten by a Canadian in Sochi. Now

1:24:191:24:28

he tries again. Fourth Olympic

Games. The narrative here, is he

1:24:281:24:31

going to be beaten by a Korean?

Absolutely fantastic to watch,

1:24:311:24:38

power, then relaxes, his feet dart

to the left very early. Jacko,

1:24:381:24:46

usually he is absolutely mustered.

A

lot of people coming out of the

1:24:461:24:51

left-hand groove, seems to give them

a little bit of issues, they are

1:24:511:24:56

struggling to control the sled.

Between him and the Korean, it's for

1:24:561:25:02

gold and silver. Bronze is

potentially up for grabs with

1:25:021:25:07

anybody else. Just made a little

mistake, will bat be the difference?

1:25:071:25:16

Normally so good at finding speed on

this track, let's see how

1:25:161:25:19

unforgiving this track is.

Probably

going to go second, Dukurs, he

1:25:191:25:26

dropped right off. Jungk stays ahead

of him. Yun Sungbin with that

1:25:261:25:35

devastating first-run already has a

massive advantage over his key

1:25:351:25:38

competitors. Can any of this next

wave of athletes do anything about

1:25:381:25:45

this amazing lead that Yun Sungbin

has already? The Olympic Athletes

1:25:451:25:50

from Russia, 23 years old, this man,

yesterday. Four time world champion,

1:25:501:26:01

coming into these Olympic Games

ranked number five in the world.

1:26:011:26:05

Quality athlete.

Clearly up there in

the rankings with nothing to lose.

1:26:051:26:11

Let's just see how he does, so far,

looking like he has some really good

1:26:111:26:16

lines down this track, all about

getting the oscillation, the highs

1:26:161:26:22

and lows of the corner, what you are

trying to do with each corner is

1:26:221:26:27

cancelled them out, no real highs or

knows, keep the fastest line. Corner

1:26:271:26:32

looking good. Clean line into 13,

got to hold it together for the

1:26:321:26:40

uphill section coming through. As

long as he doesn't make any

1:26:401:26:43

mistakes, he will go second. Pretty

decent run, there he is, into

1:26:431:26:48

second. Behind Yun Sungbin, three

tenths the hind him.

Dom Parsons

1:26:481:26:57

goes next, Great Britain, the 30

year rule from London, his second

1:26:571:27:01

Olympic Games, been flying in

training, Tyne Amy Williams to put

1:27:011:27:05

that into practice.

Deep breath, the

nerves are here. -- Timon Amy

1:27:051:27:12

Williams.

1:27:121:27:12

Good runs out Winter Berg and Saint

Moritz. Get a good start. We could

1:27:151:27:25

be in for a really excellent 50

seconds.

Not too bad, not brilliant,

1:27:251:27:31

could be extra tension in his legs,

got on really well with this track

1:27:311:27:36

in training, but it is race day. The

pressure of the runs. So far, not

1:27:361:27:44

looking too bad, his legs are a

little bit all over the place,

1:27:441:27:48

having to fight a bit, let's hope he

stays relaxed. Good line, slightly

1:27:481:27:54

different than those going into

corner 12, this is the part of the

1:27:541:27:58

track he needs to hold it together,

a little clip which probably will

1:27:581:28:04

cost him, the uphill section into

14.

Still going to be top ten, may

1:28:041:28:09

be nearer five or six, he is better

than that. Into fourth. Gone ahead

1:28:091:28:19

of the magnificent Two, less than a

10th of a second off the bronze

1:28:191:28:22

medal position.

This is what we have

seen, when he has got it right he is

1:28:221:28:31

faster than the chorion. He has to

mail the technical part. Exit nine,

1:28:311:28:36

down the street, move himself into

the bronze medal position.

Next up

1:28:361:28:43

will be the second Briton, Jerry

Rice. Rated 19 in the world. His

1:28:431:28:49

first Olympic Games. Reading if you

of his biographies, he sounds like a

1:28:491:28:56

bit of a character, likes fun and

games but now his Olympic Games get

1:28:561:28:59

serious.

He did a team-building fun

I was part of the GB setup and he is

1:28:591:29:08

a really nice guy.

Sled a lot in San

Moritz. Great start. Has to stay

1:29:081:29:19

cool, calm and collected. But

looking really good.

19th in the

1:29:191:29:25

World Championships last year. Going

very well. Lovely first half. One of

1:29:251:29:30

these sliders.

When he gets it

right, he can put himself in the

1:29:301:29:35

mix. A little bit late.

He just

needed to put his head down a

1:29:351:29:40

little. Looking too much at the next

corner but this looks like a really,

1:29:401:29:45

really good run.

Could easily be top

ten, round two 16, wonderful run,

1:29:451:29:52

goes 10th! Yun Sungbin a big leader.

Dom Parsons a share of fifth stop

1:29:521:30:00

11th, Jerry Rice. Some real victims

to be fired over the next ten

1:30:001:30:07

minutes. Dukurs, fourth in Sochi and

Vancouver. Make no mistake, his

1:30:071:30:17

brother is the headline of the

double act but this man wants to get

1:30:171:30:20

involved.

1:30:201:30:25

He is really wanting this, get down

fast, hold it together. It is really

1:30:321:30:38

steep to start with, then a flat

section between four and five, you

1:30:381:30:41

have to keep it together, get a

perfect exit line down this

1:30:411:30:46

straight, he is just letting it

drift but he knows how to control it

1:30:461:30:49

into the 12th corner.

One thing the

Latvians do have, a beautiful style,

1:30:491:30:55

nice and relaxed, and they just let

the corners do the work for them.

1:30:551:31:00

His shoulders haven't once lifted

off the sled. Down in first place,

1:31:001:31:08

impressive time.

So impressive,

three tenths of a second quicker

1:31:081:31:11

than his first run, and that will

shoot him well forward. He was

1:31:111:31:15

already beautifully sat in second

place, and that is now what Dom

1:31:151:31:20

Parsons has got to do. He is next

for Great Britain. Here he is,

1:31:201:31:27

second run. Tomass Dukurs has just

throwing down a big statement run.

1:31:271:31:32

The same start time as his other

one, a very consistent slider, just

1:31:321:31:37

have to keep it together.

He went

50.85 in the first run, and 50 .7,

1:31:371:31:46

given what we have just seen from

Tomass Dukurs would be fantastic

1:31:461:31:50

here.

He has also been fast when he

hasn't quite got it right, and his

1:31:501:31:55

first run wasn't quite right in

places, but this is where it counts.

1:31:551:31:59

That is one of the best lines we

have seen, so is he now going to

1:31:591:32:04

start pulling himself forward

towards the medals and forget about

1:32:041:32:07

the Latvians behind him? This is

what we need.

He is catching Tomass

1:32:071:32:13

Dukurs Nehra. Looking smooth to the

finish, and Dom Parsons goes to the

1:32:131:32:17

front. What a finish that was! And

he has done exactly what Dukurs did,

1:32:171:32:24

and that puts pressure on those

above him. The medal chase for

1:32:241:32:28

Britain is on here.

1:32:281:32:33

Also in equal fifth place, Martins

Dukurs, the legendary Martins

1:32:331:32:39

Dukurs, twice won a silver medal at

the Olympic Games, and now he is

1:32:391:32:44

going to have to try to chase down

Parsons.

He has had the fastest push

1:32:441:32:49

of the day, jointly with the Korean,

and these guys are now just going

1:32:491:32:55

for it. Medals are up for grabs,

they know they want to go into the

1:32:551:33:00

next day of races as fast as they

can.

He looks like he is losing a

1:33:001:33:05

lot of time to Dom at the top of the

track, but is there enough track

1:33:051:33:14

left for Dom Parsons to rein in the

legendary Latvian speeder?

1:33:141:33:23

Around the 15 final curve, only

three hundredths in it. Can you

1:33:231:33:30

believe Dom Parsons is only three

hundredths of the magnificent

1:33:301:33:34

Martins Dukurs? He knows how close

ears. Make no mistake, he is in the

1:33:341:33:38

mix here.

1:33:381:33:43

Currently in second place, the

Olympic athlete of Russia, this is

1:33:431:33:47

Nick de

1:33:471:33:53

Nick de Jager Bob -- this is Nikita

Tregubov, it was his birthday

1:33:531:34:02

yesterday, and I hope his

celebrations were not too heavy

1:34:021:34:04

because he needs a good run here.

Solid start time in fifth place, so

1:34:041:34:09

the start of the pushchair is so

important. These athletes train that

1:34:091:34:13

whole lives, also, to really get as

fast and strong as they can, that

1:34:131:34:18

explosiveness off the blocks, and

then they have to learn how to slide

1:34:181:34:22

and drive and know how to feel

comfortable on the sled. Just using

1:34:221:34:27

his feet to steer through that

section of ten and 11, good clean

1:34:271:34:31

lines. He has not made any major

mistakes, I think we are going to

1:34:311:34:37

see him with a fast time here.

No

mistake, Nikita Tregubov is a

1:34:371:34:45

contender for sure, and he is over a

tenth of a second ahead of Dukurs,

1:34:451:34:56

and ahead of Parsons. The Korean

Sungbin Yun will be the last ago. We

1:34:561:35:03

have been talking about hundredths

of a second, tenths of a second,

1:35:031:35:07

this guy after the first run was

three tenths of a second clear of

1:35:071:35:11

anybody else. If he can put that in

again, we could already half but the

1:35:111:35:16

gold around his neck.

And there you

are, his start time, I could hear

1:35:161:35:24

the phenomenal start time, a

season's record.

This is great. This

1:35:241:35:31

is what he has come to do, and new

start record and it wouldn't

1:35:311:35:35

surprise me to see a new track

record as well. He is going to open

1:35:351:35:39

the taps, but the afterburners on.

You can see him lifting his

1:35:391:35:42

shoulders, he doesn't look quite

subtle, but it is working.

Seven

1:35:421:35:50

hundredths in the lead.

Seven

tenths, the league! And growing all

1:35:501:35:53

the time as well. No mistakes, a

little bit of steering with his

1:35:531:35:58

right foot, magnificent.

74

hundredths, and a new track record,

1:35:581:36:05

you can hear the crowds outside,

absolutely spectacular run. He was

1:36:051:36:11

using his feet, so he wasn't

thinking he was on the perfect

1:36:111:36:13

lines, but that is how to slide this

track, 50.07.

It is incredible, he

1:36:131:36:22

has come for business. Sungbin Yun

has taken the first two runs a here

1:36:221:36:27

in Pyeongchang, and is massive

favourite to now go on and win gold.

1:36:271:36:33

But the great news for Great Britain

is that there are five others going

1:36:331:36:37

to chase the other two medals, and

Britain's Dom Parsons in fourth

1:36:371:36:41

place is one of those. He has put

himself in a great position, as

1:36:411:36:46

Jerry Rice is 12th. Bobbie let's get

the views of Alex Coomber.

1:36:461:36:52

Most home tracks give a massive

advantage, because that athletes can

1:37:001:37:05

train way more times there that

other nations can. If you go for a

1:37:051:37:09

World Cup, you might get six

training runs maximum. If you are in

1:37:091:37:12

the country, you can train months of

time. So he will have made sure he

1:37:121:37:18

has a lot of advantage from that.

Dom Parsons, he is just on the edge,

1:37:181:37:22

he needs to improve a little bit

more. He could get a medal. Talk us

1:37:221:37:27

through his second run, and

particularly his start.

1:37:271:37:31

Unfortunately for Dom, I'm not quite

sure what is going on at the moment.

1:37:311:37:34

Here he is at the start, but he was

quite slow, 4.88, if which you

1:37:341:37:43

compare it to Sungbin Yun, 4.59, he

is losing three tenths of a second

1:37:431:37:52

start. He is not working the sled

too hard, relaxing, not going to

1:37:521:37:58

high into the corners, not going in

coming out too late, and what that

1:37:581:38:02

means is he is not having to steer

very much at all, and the less

1:38:021:38:05

steering you can do, the the run.

Quite often you see the men being

1:38:051:38:11

very physical, a lot of movement in

the legs and feet compared to the

1:38:111:38:13

women.

This is that I have noticed

in the past as well, the men try to

1:38:131:38:19

fight their way down the track, they

try to beat the track, whereas the

1:38:191:38:22

women tend to trust the track a bit

more and relax and go with it. And

1:38:221:38:26

that does make a big difference,

because as I say you don't want to

1:38:261:38:29

be slowing yourself down by

steering. The good thing about this

1:38:291:38:33

run is he had a top speed out of

everyone, 80.9 miles per hour, the

1:38:331:38:40

only athlete to break the 130

kilometres per hour barrier, so if

1:38:401:38:44

he can improve on his start, he has

a good chance.

And it is also

1:38:441:38:49

starting to believe as well. This

isn't a position that he has been in

1:38:491:38:53

before at an Olympic Games. Not even

in World Cups he has that close to

1:38:531:38:58

challenge.

He has been on the podium

in a World Cup, but he was eighth at

1:38:581:39:02

the last Olympics, so he is

definitely time to progress his way

1:39:021:39:05

up the field. He has been doing that

occasionally, but in the big life of

1:39:051:39:10

the elegance, that is something

completely different.

And to

1:39:101:39:13

transition those training ones where

he was really fast and an underdog

1:39:131:39:21

into that, that was impressive.

He

got a lot of media attention

1:39:211:39:23

quickly, because he was fast, but

you don't know what the other

1:39:231:39:27

athletes were doing.

And you are

saying about that track, it takes a

1:39:271:39:31

lot of understanding, and a fair bit

of manoeuvring.

This track is a

1:39:311:39:37

drivers track, there are some in the

world where you could take Linford

1:39:371:39:41

Christie, he could blast of the top

and hold on a get down, probably do

1:39:411:39:44

quite well, but you can't do this on

this track. You have got to be over

1:39:441:39:48

to drive it. If you're not able to

drive, you will crash and have bad

1:39:481:39:53

experiences.

But equally he needs

more speed up the top. He need a bit

1:39:531:39:57

of Linford

1:39:571:39:58

more speed up the top. He need a bit

of Linford!

If he could find a

1:39:581:40:02

tense, maybe, I think he has a

massive opportunities.

And that is

1:40:021:40:05

surely easy to win, start? If he is

excelling with a driving on all

1:40:051:40:10

these difficult corners, a little

bit of power other started

1:40:101:40:13

everything could change.

That is

what makes this track so exciting. A

1:40:131:40:16

lot of tracks you could say even if

you had a too tense lead, it is

1:40:161:40:20

taken as read that that person will

win. -- a two tenths lead.

His third

1:40:201:40:28

run is at 12:30pm, and medals

decided from 2:15am, and this time

1:40:281:40:34

tomorrow morning we could be sitting

here with a British medal in the

1:40:341:40:37

bag, and hopefully more to come

because the winner will be Goering

1:40:371:40:39

at this time tomorrow for their

first runs, -- gearing up for their

1:40:391:40:47

first runs. Lizzy Yarnold is the

defending champion, but what about

1:40:471:40:52

Laura Deas, our other contender?

Nick Hope went to see her and knows

1:40:521:40:57

that she is ready for liftoff.

1:40:571:41:00

You never quite know what is going

to happen. It is down to you in that

1:41:081:41:13

moment. Nobody else.

1:41:131:41:20

moment. Nobody else.

Talk about not

feeling like a skeleton athlete, you

1:41:201:41:22

won't always a skeleton athlete? You

had quite a different background?

It

1:41:221:41:26

was unusual in the fact that I came

from an equestrian background.

How

1:41:261:41:30

big a switch was that? Your whole

mindset must have changed.

I had

1:41:301:41:35

never been in a gym environment that

before, I had literally never

1:41:351:41:39

stepped inside a gym until I was put

through my paces the Skeleton

1:41:391:41:42

trials, so it was a shock for my

body. And the focus also was

1:41:421:41:49

because, when I was the rider, it

was about how is the horse feeling,

1:41:491:41:53

how are they moving, what is

happening underneath me? And all of

1:41:531:41:56

a sudden it's about how am I feeling

and what am I doing. There are a lot

1:41:561:42:01

of parallels, but that sensitivity

with what is happening underneath

1:42:011:42:03

you, having to plan the route, think

quickly, all of those things

1:42:031:42:08

transfer really well, so in some

ways it was quite a good crossover.

1:42:081:42:14

How much does your relationship with

Lizzy help? To work together must

1:42:141:42:19

help you both perform.

It is good to

have summary to work with who

1:42:191:42:24

understand everything you are going

through, if you have a tough session

1:42:241:42:27

together or a tough day at the track

together, there is somebody you can

1:42:271:42:30

go and have a cup of tea together

and talk about it, which is really

1:42:301:42:34

nice. And I think we push each other

in a really positive way as well. As

1:42:341:42:38

soon as we step on the track, we are

super competitive and we both want

1:42:381:42:42

to win, and I think the fact that we

are both seeing ourselves and each

1:42:421:42:46

other and podium contenders means we

are constantly pushing each other

1:42:461:42:49

forward as well, but we are both

part of a wider team, and every body

1:42:491:42:54

tries to bring their A-game on race

day.

There has been so much British

1:42:541:43:00

success in Skeleton a recent

Olympics. Have you watched on whilst

1:43:001:43:04

Amy Williams has won marigold, and

Lizzy Yarnold in 2014?

I remember

1:43:041:43:09

very vividly sitting and watching

Amy do her first two runs in

1:43:091:43:13

Vancouver, and I remember feeling

this powerful feeling that I was in

1:43:131:43:20

this same programme as this athlete

currently leading the Olympics, and

1:43:201:43:25

if she could do it than I can as

well. On the fact that Lizzy went on

1:43:251:43:31

to do the same thing reinforce that,

so it is exciting.

And for you, what

1:43:311:43:35

do you feel is possible?

I

definitely feel that I can go and

1:43:351:43:38

win a medal. I have beaten every

single person in that field, so I

1:43:381:43:44

know that if things go right and I

bring my a game, then I could be on

1:43:441:43:49

the podium.

She knows it even more

now, because her training times have

1:43:491:43:53

been very good. She is right there.

Lizzy has been improving, getting

1:43:531:44:00

faster and faster, but law is

capable of winning a medal.

She

1:44:001:44:03

hasn't really had the limelight

before so I hope the pressure

1:44:031:44:06

doesn't get to her, she hasn't had

the position where every body is

1:44:061:44:09

looking at her and see if she can do

it and prove a point, so hopefully

1:44:091:44:13

she just needs to stay strong and

remember what she could do, which is

1:44:131:44:17

start really well, drive really well

and keep her head, and I think she

1:44:171:44:20

has a great chance to be one of

those, you would expect at her name

1:44:201:44:25

to be there and she might be there

at the end.

How did you control it?

1:44:251:44:28

When you are standing at the top of

your first Olympic run, it has got

1:44:281:44:31

to feel different, the whole thing

looks different.

It was quite

1:44:311:44:36

strange, even from the opening

ceremony I can remember standing

1:44:361:44:38

there, we were outside the stadium

and coming in, and I'm thinking,

1:44:381:44:42

this is really weird, this is just

like the Olympics. And to try to say

1:44:421:44:46

to yourself, it isn't like the

Olympics, it is actually the

1:44:461:44:50

Olympics. And that stayed with me

all the way through, because a week

1:44:501:44:53

before I had been to Bob track

racing skeleton with all these

1:44:531:44:56

people, and here I was again doing

it again with these people, but

1:44:561:44:59

there were lots of crowds. So I'm

not sure I really got the enormity

1:44:591:45:04

of it at the time. I think it takes

a little while afterwards future

1:45:041:45:07

relies that this is something really

significant special.

And Laura made

1:45:071:45:11

reference to it, Chemmy, the joy of

having a team-mate with you, and

1:45:111:45:16

sadly you didn't have the luxury of

that most of the time you are

1:45:161:45:19

racing, somebody with you from your

country was understanding and

1:45:191:45:22

supportive and is your friend.

It is

tough at the top, and they are going

1:45:221:45:26

through these emotions of

excitement, disappointment, success,

1:45:261:45:29

and they can share all that, and it

is the first time we have a two

1:45:291:45:33

females at the top of Skeleton

working so closely together, and

1:45:331:45:35

look at what it is doing to them. In

this high-pressure environment, they

1:45:351:45:40

have got each other to disclose

their fears, because there are

1:45:401:45:43

fears, especially when you have done

well in training runs. You want to

1:45:431:45:47

say to someone, I am scared I would

deliver on race day. And your friend

1:45:471:45:51

is saying the same back to you, so

it is nice to have that.

And it is

1:45:511:45:55

now eight o'clock in the evening in

South Korea, so they are getting to

1:45:551:45:58

that couple of hours we are going to

going to go to bed and tomorrow

1:45:581:46:01

morning when we up, this is our

chance. And at 11:20am tomorrow, UK

1:46:011:46:07

time, that is when you need to be

watching this programme. That will

1:46:071:46:13

be there first and second runs, and

then come Saturday, we have got a

1:46:131:46:17

whole, one hopes, let's hope the

first two runs a red tie, we have

1:46:171:46:22

both Lizzy and Laura going again,

and Elise Christie as well,

1:46:221:46:29

hopefully a great Saturday morning.

1:46:291:46:35

double act but this man wants to get

involved.

1:46:351:46:37

The Jamaican OB slave women, the

coach has been sacked. -- the

1:46:371:46:49

Jamaican bobsleigh women... She was

a hugely destructive force, that is

1:46:511:46:59

from the Jamaican bobsleigh

President. Actually she has worked

1:46:591:47:05

really well with the athletes, the

latest is that she has actually left

1:47:051:47:09

the camp, she was saying she was

going to take the bobsleigh with

1:47:091:47:12

her. Sandra is her name, she is

German and won a medal in Turing,

1:47:121:47:19

she said it was her bob, she could

take it with, this is still to be

1:47:191:47:25

discussed.

It's so sad for the

actual girls themselves. What are

1:47:251:47:32

they going to do. It has all come

down to now, I would have liked it

1:47:321:47:37

to be resolved in a different way.

Alex, you are on tonight. Yes. Hope

1:47:371:47:47

to see you then. The curling is just

about to start. We will be there

1:47:471:47:56

shortly, live, here is the British

team, the four of them, really

1:47:561:48:01

experienced, working well together,

the car relaxed Vicky Adams is. They

1:48:011:48:06

smile so much, Anna Sloan is the one

playing those keystones before she

1:48:061:48:13

hands the hammer to Eve Muirhead,

they need a win having lost against

1:48:131:48:18

the US a this morning. They have got

to win the game against China, we

1:48:181:48:24

will be there later, the Alpine

programme has kicked off armour we

1:48:241:48:30

are spoiled for riches. We are going

to talk about the women's giant

1:48:301:48:34

slalom. Top to us about Alex Tilley.

She is an the form of her life. --

1:48:341:48:43

Tok to us. She pushed herself. The

only link

1:48:431:48:50

Tok to us. She pushed herself. The

only link turned, a little bit of

1:48:501:48:53

pressure underneath the gate but her

technique is spot-on. Using the

1:48:531:48:57

terrain really well, getting their

skis working like a pendulum. From

1:48:571:49:02

here down, the line went slightly,

she is doing too much underneath the

1:49:021:49:09

gate, she is still digging. The

blink of an eye, she comes through

1:49:091:49:16

the banana gate, knows she has to

carry the speed from steep to flat.

1:49:161:49:23

She had a little bit too much

pressure on the tail of the ski.

It

1:49:231:49:27

flipped really fast. Steep and I

see. You cannot control that, you

1:49:271:49:33

have got to charge this key, bend

the ski after, too many forces, you

1:49:331:49:41

see it, it catches, there is no

coming back from that.

What a shame.

1:49:411:49:47

You have got to finish first run to

have a chance of going in the

1:49:471:49:51

second.

She would have been in the

top 30. You get the benefit of a

1:49:511:49:57

clean course skiing first on the

second run. She has got the slalom

1:49:571:50:03

to come.

Angus crossed. Let's have a

look at the three who posted the

1:50:031:50:09

fastest times. -- fingers crossed.

Super clean track. One thing I

1:50:091:50:23

thought that Manuela did well, so

much rain. Steep flats, rollers in

1:50:231:50:29

the middle. So smooth. A mistake at

the end. In terms of a top to bottom

1:50:291:50:38

rung, solid and clean, setting the

market.

She looks like she bends

1:50:381:50:42

with the movement. A really light

athlete. Here is Michaela Shifrin.

1:50:421:50:50

The slalom got postponed. Her first

chance to lay down a marker. She

1:50:501:51:00

looks really strong. She made some

line errors.

So soft and supple, so

1:51:001:51:08

if fish and. But she said afterwards

she kept something back, she knew

1:51:081:51:14

she could go harder, this was the

Olympic Games, she was prepared to

1:51:141:51:17

put it all on the line. Italy did

well.

1:51:171:51:33

Bignoni showed her strength across

the disciplines. She stop before the

1:51:391:51:42

finish line. That is a real Ricky

mistake. That is what that noise

1:51:421:51:49

was.

I think it was someone in the

crowd with a would-be cushion.

1:51:491:51:53

Exactly.

Now they go in reverse

order. This top 30 reversed, the

1:51:531:51:59

girls who want the first run,

unfamiliar territory, going to stand

1:51:591:52:06

there and wait and watch the skiers

before her. Michaela Shifrin more

1:52:061:52:12

comfortable with that position. I am

not sure if the Italian can control

1:52:121:52:18

the nerves in the biggest race of

her life.

Now let's go to the

1:52:181:52:24

commentary from Matt Chilton.

1:52:241:52:30

COMMENTATOR: Bignoni in third.

Michaela Shifrin has got the

1:52:311:52:36

earphones in.

1:52:361:52:46

Look at that. Aggressive, accurate.

Giant slalom skiing. Handling the

1:52:481:52:58

jump well.

1:52:581:53:05

jump well. Added three tenths to her

lead. Sensational

1:53:051:53:17

lead. Sensational start for Ragnhild

Mowinckel from Norway. On the podium

1:53:171:53:22

in Valdes.

1:53:221:53:27

in Valdes. Capable of winning here

in Pyeongchang. A little stumble as

1:53:271:53:31

she came over at the roller. How has

damaged her time? .38, the advantage

1:53:311:53:37

she had last time the clock stopped,

in the red zone, only just. She

1:53:371:53:43

knows she has made errors, she has

to take a risk if she is to

1:53:431:53:53

to take a risk if she is to remove

Viktoria Rebensburg. Gold medal

1:53:561:54:00

position for Ragnhild Mowinckel.

What a finish. And her outstanding

1:54:001:54:07

season continues. She leads the

Olympic giant slalom.

1:54:071:54:16

Ragnhild Mowinckel has gold at the

moment, Viktoria Rebensburg has

1:54:161:54:21

silver. But Fino has bronze.

1:54:211:54:32

silver. But Fino has bronze. Bignoni

is away. A superb technician. Also

1:54:321:54:39

learned to ski downhill in super-g

in recent seasons and that has

1:54:391:54:44

helped her straight line speed. .26

was her lead at the top. That has

1:54:441:54:50

been reduced. Ragnhild Mowinckel's

secret was nailing the top ten

1:54:501:54:57

turns, the current leader. That is

where she was better than anyone

1:54:571:55:02

else.

1:55:021:55:06

else. Brignoni, back in the green

area, back in front. Brignoni having

1:55:101:55:15

to work hard through some of these

turns, a little late again. Ragnhild

1:55:151:55:20

Mowinckel next split... It's only

two hundredths. So tight. The second

1:55:201:55:29

run of the Olympic giant slalom, one

could still ski into a medal

1:55:291:55:34

position but what colour will it be?

Almost tone for Italy, she tucks in,

1:55:341:55:39

goes into silver. With just two

skiers to come, Ragnhild Mowinckel

1:55:391:55:50

is guaranteed a medal.

1:55:501:55:56

is guaranteed a medal. Now it's the

turn of Michaela Shifrin. .35 per

1:55:561:56:05

advantage after the first leg. She

pushes out of the start, pushing

1:56:051:56:11

between gate one and gate two. She

is the finest exponent of giant

1:56:111:56:22

slalom and slalom skiing in the

world right now, a league of her own

1:56:221:56:25

when it comes to the technical

aspect of the sport. They smooth,

1:56:251:56:32

error free start, her advantage over

Ragnhild Mowinckel has been reduced

1:56:321:56:36

slightly but still green as she

comes into this first section.

1:56:361:56:46

comes into this first section. She

is getting after this giant slalom

1:56:461:56:48

second run. The slalom champion four

years ago at the age of 18, now at

1:56:481:56:55

22 looking for her second Olympic

title. She could win three possibly

1:56:551:57:02

four gold medals in Pyeongchang in

2018 and she is on her way to gold

1:57:021:57:06

in the position now if she stays on

her feet. Lightning quick from

1:57:061:57:12

Michaela Shifrin from top to bottom,

she is good enough, she has got the

1:57:121:57:17

gold medal. With one pump editor to

go. She risked everything on the

1:57:171:57:23

last six turns. -- with one

competitor to go. She leads the way.

1:57:231:57:34

Just one skier to come.

1:57:341:57:36

The veteran Italian. 34 years old.

Manuela Moelgg. We have got used

1:57:491:58:01

over the years to saying this second

run charges from Manuela Moelgg when

1:58:011:58:06

she puts her foot to the floor and

takes chances. Makes a mistake in

1:58:061:58:10

the early stages, trails Michaela

Shifrin, not the smoothest start for

1:58:101:58:18

Manuela Moelgg but plenty of time

left on this rainbow course. The

1:58:181:58:23

Italian, to put herself back in

contention. .63, potentially out of

1:58:231:58:28

the medals. The Italian made a

couple of errors, the course has

1:58:281:58:35

seen 29 others go before, it has

suffered erosion with all the Steel

1:58:351:58:41

ages slicing through and there is no

way back. Michaela Shifrin will be

1:58:411:58:46

the Olympic champion, Ragnhild

Mowinckel will take the silver,

1:58:461:58:52

Brignoni the bronze. And I think

Manuela Moelgg will leave the giant

1:58:521:58:56

slalom empty-handed, can she buy it

back? She is only eight, no luck for

1:58:561:59:02

Manuela Moelgg. Michaela Shifrin is

the Olympic champion for the second

1:59:021:59:08

time. She begins her quest for a

handful of Olympic medals with

1:59:081:59:14

victory in the giant slalom by .30

nine. Temp max one taking the

1:59:141:59:22

bronze. Gold to Michaela Shifrin.

Not the biggest surprise, slalom is

1:59:221:59:31

the thing for her, she is stepping

it up.

She is amazing, winning two

1:59:311:59:38

World Cups this year, more

challenging, a bigger field. We

1:59:381:59:44

thought it was going to be a big

battle with the German, she does

1:59:441:59:50

create sections but she comes forth

which is the first position. E-mail

1:59:501:59:57

athletes celebrated the best.

Ragnhild Mowinckel, the first

1:59:572:00:02

Norwegian medal since 1936.

Extraordinary. She has fought so

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hard, always technically great, to

see her finding her peak, but yes,

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the Michaela Shifrin shall have

started.

Too much pressure for a

2:00:142:00:20

Manuela Moelgg going last.

Brignoni

winning a medal. That podium making

2:00:202:00:26

history, left right and centre,

really great, we waited a long time

2:00:262:00:31

for the Alpine female events to

start and they delivered an amazing

2:00:312:00:33

course. Testing so many skills which

is what the Olympics is about.

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Let's talk about Mikaela Shiffrin.

She is going to be the star. Why is

2:00:442:00:50

she such a good skier, everybody

talks about her technique, what is

2:00:502:00:54

it she does?

She just has the touch,

which is really hard to learn. It

2:00:542:01:01

has been there from her upbringing,

through grassroots sports to where

2:01:012:01:06

she is now. She makes it look so

easy. It takes a lot of time and

2:01:062:01:11

effort. She has an amazing touch on

the skis. She flows from side to

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side and it is incredible. That is

why she is able to change those

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skills through the disciplines.

Right now on the red button, the

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Biathlon about to start, the men's

toughest and most traditional event,

2:01:262:01:31

the 20 kilometre individual.

2:01:312:01:36

the 20 kilometre individual. We

promised you live curling and that

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is where we are heading now because

Great Britain had a disappointing

2:01:392:01:43

loss, the women earlier today. They

are now in action against China. We

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are getting to the tricky crucial

end to end one. Let's join Steve

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Cram.

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COMMENTATOR: Thank you, Claire. Eve

Muirhead, she catches her own on the

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way through. That's not going to sit

in the house. She needed to go past

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the yellow. Slight mistake from Eve

Muirhead. And yes, after the defeat

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against the USA earlier, this is a

crunch match against China. By their

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own admission. They were missing too

many shots this morning. Although

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they were always in the game, right

up until Eve Muirhead's last stone

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where she could have tied it to go

into an extra end, it just slipped

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by. Not by much, but that was

typical for the whole match. Jackie

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Lockhart, this first end hasn't gone

their way either?

No, a couple of

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errors slipping in already. They had

to settle and think about the shop

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they are playing in. If they are not

going to make the first shot, make

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sure they have a second shot

available.

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available.

It is a very experienced

Chinese team, led by Wang Bingyu.

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Former Olympic medallist in 2002 in

Vancouver when Eve Muirhead was just

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19. Jackie was there as well. A lot

of experience at the top of this

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team. The skip and the third, they

played together for so many years.

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Zhou Yan. Olympic medals and

championship medals. Third Olympics

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for those two. They have a couple of

young players in this team. They

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should have had a couple of

victories because they were leading

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against OAR.

Eve Muirhead, she had a

similar shot. They both had chances

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to draw and score in the last end to

win the game and neither of them did

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it. Great Britain and China both

coming off a defeat and will be

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desperate for the win.

One, not what

Eve wanted. I was hoping it was a

2:04:322:04:40

chance for two, but you saw, just as

you joined us, catching her own

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stone on the way in trying to remove

the Chinese stone. Not always the

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best way to start a match, if you do

have a hammer, blank the end and

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take it through to the next end,

hopefully get two. They were over on

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another sheet this morning. They

struggled early on with the

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conditions of the ice. Missed too

many shots. We have already seen one

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or two slip by?

Yes, they have the

unfortunate game here of where they

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are playing on the outside sheets.

This sheet is closest to the

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audience will run slightly

difference to this sheet that is on

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the inside of the stones. But they

have to manage that, these are not

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inexperienced players. They should

know it is a matter of understanding

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what side needs a little bit more

weight and which sides days

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straight.

If it is the first time

you have watched the women's team,

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Lauren Gray, the lead. Vicki Adams

plays seconds, Anna Sloan third. Eve

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Muirhead, the skip plays the last

two stones.

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two stones. Lauren Gray, one or two

wayward stones but has generally had

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a good competition so far.

Yes, even

this morning, Lauren had a good

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game, she said the girls at well. It

wasn't just one person was having an

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off game, it was kind of the top

three girls were just having a bit

2:06:272:06:31

of an average game. They certainly

were not playing badly, just the

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shots they were making or not on the

side they should have been.

This is

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one of the youngsters,

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one of the youngsters, just 22 Ma

Jingyi. Just putting a guard in

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place. She has played very well

indeed. If your league isn't doing

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their job, it makes everything much

more difficult. -- lead.

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more difficult. -- lead.

This

Chinese team, as you said, two young

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players at the front-end playing

with them this year. It is a good

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thing because if you have youngsters

who are inspired by what is skip has

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done before, they will play really

well for you, look up to. Anything

2:07:212:07:26

you ask them to do, they will

perform the shot. But there's a

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little bit high, she had to be a lot

closer to the rings and on the

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centre line, not the start we are

looking for. Even though it is in

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the second end, they are going to

have to step it up just a little bit

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more.

Almost carrying on where they

left off this morning. Not what they

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once, but plenty of time.

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once, but plenty of time. Just

hitting that out, right on the nose

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so it doesn't come across. Even

asking for that shot to be played.

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It is a long way out of the guard.

This team, Wang Bingyu took some

2:08:132:08:20

time-out, had a baby and had almost

three years out. Came back last year

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and put this new team together. And

Zhou Yan, who used to lead for her

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over the years, now playing third.

They have had a good last few

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months. They had to come to the

Olympic qualifying competition in

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December. And they warned. They

played really well and I think they

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have had a couple of good

competitions since then, so coming

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into this Olympic tournament with a

reasonable amount of confidence. She

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said when she came back she was

struggling with her fitness and her

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technique. But I think she has had

almost a year now.

Any time-out of

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this sport when you are competing

against the top athletes, who are

2:09:052:09:09

training every day, is really hard

to come back. You don't lose the

2:09:092:09:15

technique overnight, but what you

lose is the ability to recover

2:09:152:09:19

quickly. Especially when you are

playing three games a day, long

2:09:192:09:24

weeks. Slow and steady has to be the

call here. She certainly isn't

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looking unset out there at the

moment.

Just watching over Eve

2:09:322:09:37

Muirhead. They have played each

other over the years. B was in the

2:09:372:09:41

Olympic Games in 2010. -- Eve.

2:09:412:09:49

Olympic Games in 2010. -- Eve. So

Vicki Adams, similar shot being

2:09:492:09:53

asked to execute.

2:09:532:10:00

asked to execute. Almost, this might

be a bit better.

2:10:002:10:07

be a bit better. Glenn Howard, the

coach for the British women. He

2:10:072:10:13

looks happy enough, doesn't he?

Eve

Muirhead decided last day, might

2:10:132:10:19

have been 18 months ago, to bring in

Glenn Howard from Canada to look up

2:10:192:10:26

the strategy of how they play. They

also have a team psychologist to

2:10:262:10:31

help them with the mental side of

the game.

2:10:312:10:38

the game. There is one thing for

sure, you cannot discredit them with

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not putting everything they've got

in place to be the best they could

2:10:432:10:46

be here. Very determined to get a

medal, better than the last time

2:10:462:10:55

when they got the bronze medal in

Sochi.

2:10:552:11:01

Sochi. Nothing but the gold medal

will do for Eve Muirhead.

Just

2:11:022:11:07

having to sleep hard to get that in.

It is behind the guard. Don't

2:11:072:11:12

forget, China with the hammer. We

are always bringing new fans to

2:11:122:11:18

this, when you don't have the

hammer, in general, what are you

2:11:182:11:23

trying to do?

If you don't have the

hammer, you are trying to block up

2:11:232:11:29

the fourth. If you do have the

hammer you are trying to draw shots

2:11:292:11:33

out to the wing, get them protected

by the guards and hopefully you will

2:11:332:11:37

have a simple shot to play with your

last stone to score more than two

2:11:372:11:40

shots. Unfortunately, Eve Muirhead

and her team are being forced out to

2:11:402:11:47

the wing at the moment. He really is

a game of cat and mouse out here.

2:11:472:11:54

You are trying one thing and the

opposition is trying something else

2:11:542:11:58

to stop you from doing it. Again, it

is as many stones closest to the

2:11:582:12:08

centre, out counting your opponents.

There is a lot of strategy about

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this. And that is actually too far.

There is a high, yellow guard, but

2:12:142:12:24

it's not regarding any of these

stones.

It is a long way out.

Yes.

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Should be a straightforward take out

in the centre of these two yellows

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in the house and remove both of

them. I hate to say it, but the

2:12:362:12:41

girls need to be a little bit

sharper. After all the work and

2:12:412:12:47

preparation they have put in place,

you would think they would be

2:12:472:12:49

sharper. Just little edges of, they

are feeling edgy, creeping in.

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Communication is key. A missed

opportunity.

You were on about the

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sports psychologist and we have

talked a lot, through the mixed

2:13:082:13:14

doubles, we have married pairs,

engaged couples, brothers and

2:13:142:13:19

sisters. Watching body language and

how people were communicating with

2:13:192:13:23

each other. Yesterday, they were in

touch with each other. And OAR did

2:13:232:13:32

play well. They were relaxed,

everyone was smiling, I wonder if

2:13:322:13:38

you can be too relaxed, you need to

stay calm at the Olympic Games, but

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then they didn't get going and they

still haven't got going much in this

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either. I always think it is like a

football match, it takes one player

2:13:482:13:54

to make a couple of good tackles,

get the crowd going.

That is a good

2:13:542:14:01

analogy. Couple of good shots under

their belt and it raises their tail

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and you get their confidence back. I

hear it in their voices, they are

2:14:062:14:12

key Munich 18 well, which is great

but there is a tiny bit of panic in

2:14:122:14:16

their voices, I feel.

2:14:162:14:21

their voices, I feel.

Zhou Yan,

playing has second stone. Might not

2:14:242:14:28

like it down that side too much.

China have the hammer here. Eve

2:14:282:14:36

Muirhead wants to work out what to

do.

2:14:362:14:45

Just going to try and roll in, I

think?

Yes. If she can catch enough

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of the red and maybe even a little

role to sit behind the high yellow

2:14:552:15:02

stone we see at the top of the

house, up in the free guard zone.

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She was doing what you suggested,

the suggestion was, if I don't play

2:15:072:15:11

this right and it rolls of it

further, I would rather it rolled

2:15:112:15:15

over behind the two reds. Lee she

has two plans.

What you don't want

2:15:152:15:23

to do is overthrow it. This sounds

like it has been overthrown.

2:15:232:15:31

That was enough, though, she didn't

catch her yellow in their - is she

2:15:312:15:37

lying two, though?

We can see from

here, they have gone to have a look.

2:15:372:15:49

It might well be Great Britain

lie-in two, certainly from that

2:15:492:15:53

angle. You really need to be

standing over the stone. -- to be

2:15:532:15:58

lie-in two. If they forced a one

here, then good.

2:15:582:16:09

Wang Bingyu has decided that she is

going to draw in, she's not going to

2:16:232:16:27

go for the yellow stones. Great

opportunity to come down here and

2:16:272:16:32

corner freeze the yellow just at the

edge of the 4ft.

2:16:322:16:39

edge of the 4ft.

One bit of her

game, the takeout seemed pretty good

2:16:442:16:55

but the more delicate shots, she's

not doing as well perhaps.

2:16:552:17:08

They're just keeping an eye on

this... And now they start to sweep.

2:17:092:17:13

Still shifting, isn't it?

2:17:132:17:19

Still shifting, isn't it? That's not

going to lie shot.

2:17:192:17:27

going to lie shot.

Just bought

Shittu much run in there. I think

2:17:272:17:30

the girls probably shouldn't have

been sweeping it but I think they

2:17:302:17:33

thought it was going to go past but

of course it has gone too far.

2:17:332:17:41

of course it has gone too far.

It

finishes it and forces the digits

2:17:432:17:45

definitely...

She's going to play a

wide draw and it's pretty tight, do

2:17:452:17:52

you know what I mean?

So, why don't

we go for that and if it is hanging

2:17:522:17:57

out a bit, we caught it early? Yeah.

I think we go right here.

Even if we

2:17:572:18:07

were to set...

I agree, that's first

call.

So, first call here. So, we

2:18:072:18:17

just need to be touching...

JACKIE LOCKHART: So, the team

2:18:172:18:24

agreed, they just want to calm in

and corner freeze their own stone.

2:18:242:18:30

She has to be very careful, she

doesn't want to bounce off it and

2:18:302:18:35

give China the opportunity of

removing both of them and getting a

2:18:352:18:38

two.

2:18:382:18:42

two.

2:18:422:18:45

So, Eve playing a out-turn draw,

which is an anticlockwise rotation

2:18:532:19:03

of the stone. The stone should turn

to the left.

2:19:032:19:12

STEVE CRAM: Came off it, back on

again, going to have to work this...

2:19:152:19:19

Going to have to work it hard if

they want to come in the second

2:19:192:19:23

shot...

It's tied, isn't it? From

this angle it doesn't look like it

2:19:232:19:28

is second shot. If you're hearing

cheers, of course, there are other

2:19:282:19:33

matches taking place headed home

nation after a shock win over

2:19:332:19:36

Canada, they're play in Japan.

2:19:362:19:44

Canada, they're play in Japan. So

there will be a lot of noise from

2:19:442:19:46

time to time, pretty much a full

house in the grand young Curling

2:19:462:19:51

Centre, but atmosphere tonight and

it made big news on all the local

2:19:512:19:55

TV, so is, Korea beating Canada!

What do you think? I think Great

2:19:552:20:06

Britain have certainly got shot.

Could she take both of those out?

2:20:062:20:18

No, I think she can't really see

enough of it so she is forced just

2:20:182:20:24

to play a draw.

As I said I'm not

sure this is the favourite shot for

2:20:242:20:29

Wang at the moment.

Yeah, because it

narrows down the gap that they have

2:20:292:20:34

to come through to get to the 4ft.

If she plays it a little bit wide

2:20:342:20:40

it's not going to come enough. Might

actually have been better coming in

2:20:402:20:44

the other side, more room to play

with.

2:20:442:20:56

with. So, Great Britain lie-in shot

here, at least, and China trying to

2:20:562:21:02

take one, which would tie it all up

here. A steal would be great for

2:21:022:21:10

Great Britain. It has got the line -

is it too quick? It looks good. Used

2:21:102:21:17

the back stone to stop if it -- to

stop it if need be and that was an

2:21:172:21:24

excellent shot to tie it up after

two and is. If all of this is new to

2:21:242:21:33

you, or the last time you were

watching was four years ago, then

2:21:332:21:38

here is a short guide to explain.

Curling originated in 16th century

2:21:382:21:48

Scotland and appeared in the very

first winter Olympic Games of 1924,

2:21:482:21:53

when Great Britain won gold. The aim

of curling is to get more stones

2:21:532:21:57

closer to the centre of the scoring

area, known as the house, than your

2:21:572:22:01

opponent. Sweeping is a key part and

it affects the distance and

2:22:012:22:06

direction that a stone travels in.

Tactics are crucial, particularly

2:22:062:22:10

retaining last stone advantage,

known as the hammer. In the men's

2:22:102:22:13

and women's events there are four

players in each team who curl two

2:22:132:22:19

stones each and. Only one team can

score each end and matches are over

2:22:192:22:25

ten ends. This year sees the

addition of mixed doubles, a

2:22:252:22:29

shorter, more dynamic event played

over eight ends instead of ten.

2:22:292:22:41

STEVE CRAM: That guide from Eleanor

Oldroyd mentioning the mixed doubles

2:22:442:22:49

at the end, and Canada came out as

the winners of that one, beating

2:22:492:22:53

Switzerland in the final, but it was

a good addition and a very different

2:22:532:22:57

type of curling, if you liked. As

was mentioned, it is a shorter

2:22:572:23:01

format with only eight ends and just

two players on each team, we saw

2:23:012:23:06

lots of scoring and lots of drawing

into the house and Jackie, very

2:23:062:23:10

quickly, this is the more

traditional format with a four

2:23:102:23:14

members of a team, and we've seen

lots of times not many stones in a

2:23:142:23:19

house, some thanked ends etc?

Yeah,

the game has changed many times over

2:23:192:23:25

the years, this is the traditional

team game and many years ago there

2:23:252:23:31

was no free guard zone so people

would put a stone in and keep

2:23:312:23:34

hitting it out, and to make it much

more interesting they have created

2:23:342:23:38

these new rules. The free guard

zone, if it sits out of the house

2:23:382:23:42

you're not allowed to hit it. The

team can then use it as a protector

2:23:422:23:47

and bring another stone roundabout,

it's just adds now show more

2:23:472:23:50

complexity to the game. And actually

the mixed doubles, now, that is

2:23:502:23:58

really, really aggressive, the stone

is in play already and it forces you

2:23:582:24:01

to draw everything right into the

centre. So, we see lots and lots of

2:24:012:24:08

stones in play. It can be quite

edgy, it depends how confident the

2:24:082:24:13

girls are in playing the shot.

Did

it when you round in the end, the

2:24:132:24:20

mixed doubles, I know that for the

traditionalists... But I enjoyed it,

2:24:202:24:24

I thought it was good.

I think

initially for me it messed with my

2:24:242:24:27

normal game head but actually,

fantastic highlight it was for the

2:24:272:24:34

television, it 5-5 has enthralled

lots of people out there, and I

2:24:342:24:37

actually did enjoy it, I'm not sure

I could play it, you really have to

2:24:372:24:42

be very fit, one sweeper jumping up

and down to go and sweep your own

2:24:422:24:46

stones... It is a young man's sport

thank you but definitely something

2:24:462:24:53

that's going to take off for the

future, and great for the sport of

2:24:532:24:57

curling, having a new discipline in

there.

So, it is very additional

2:24:572:25:00

medal.

2:25:002:25:06

medal. That's the second time I

think Lauren has done that.

2:25:062:25:13

think Lauren has done that.

She's

got a result out of that, though,

2:25:132:25:16

because she has almost rolled in

behind our yellow guard. The girls

2:25:162:25:22

strung a very good end together in

the last end and they forced to

2:25:222:25:27

China to take their one, and that's

what you want to do if you don't

2:25:272:25:30

have the hammer, try to force the

opposition to take one. Are the same

2:25:302:25:34

token, if you've got the hammer

you're desperately trying to take a

2:25:342:25:37

two.

And it wasn't that easy, and

you're just keeping the pressure on.

2:25:372:25:44

Always keep the pressure on the

opposing skip if you possibly can,

2:25:442:25:48

don't give them an easy afternoon,

or evening. Incidentally, I will

2:25:482:25:53

briefly update you, it is important

that we see what's going on

2:25:532:25:56

elsewhere. Canada are playing Sweden

and Rachel Holman, the Canadian

2:25:562:26:02

skipper, after losing to Korea, was

shell-shocked. Sweden are leading by

2:26:022:26:08

two after two ends over Canada. Same

score, Switzerland leading USA. USA,

2:26:082:26:16

of course, who beat Great Britain

and Korea are 2-1 up over Japan -

2:26:162:26:23

that's why we had those cheers

earlier run in the arena. -- earlier

2:26:232:26:33

on if this is looking

2:26:332:26:38

on if this is looking OK if they

just want to make sure they get it

2:26:382:26:41

passed that guard.

2:26:412:26:47

passed that guard.

It's not out of

the house, but the Great Britain

2:26:502:26:54

yellows are lie-in two stones there.

They are however open to the Chinese

2:26:542:27:01

team, so there is a chance of a hit

and a role in behind these two high

2:27:012:27:06

reds.

If you're trying to score two,

if you can keep making it more

2:27:062:27:15

difficult for the opposition when

you're sitting two, it is better.

2:27:152:27:20

But as Jackie was just saying,

you're also trying not to allow them

2:27:202:27:24

to take the initiative away from

you, just keep the initiative as the

2:27:242:27:29

end is building. She has caught that

straight on the nose again. So, Eve

2:27:292:27:34

just saying, you can either just hit

it on the nose or roll over, there

2:27:342:27:39

is a guard out there.

Yes, just be

careful because to get the roll she

2:27:392:27:45

might jam it onto her own yellow.

You have to be very careful.

If she

2:27:452:27:51

hits it too much on the left of

centre, as you were looking, that is

2:27:512:27:55

the danger.

2:27:552:28:02

the danger. A little bit more weight

on this one. That's OK.

2:28:022:28:14

So, it is getting higher and higher

up the house and Bingyu just having

2:28:192:28:23

a look to see whether she wants to

hit an role that high up the house.

2:28:232:28:29

She has actually got a good

opportunity here to get inside of

2:28:292:28:33

the yellow. -- hit and roll. It just

depends on the weight. She will be

2:28:332:28:41

keen to keep her shooter in the

house, the stone that she is having

2:28:412:28:45

her player deliver just now.

Very

quickly, I playing third, if you

2:28:452:28:54

have played lead for 15 years and

then you move to third, what is the

2:28:542:28:58

difference?

The technicality of the

shots get harder. Quite often the

2:28:582:29:04

lead will have high percentages

because really they're just a

2:29:042:29:07

drawing into the house and flowers

and not many stones distracting them

2:29:072:29:11

roundabout because they're throwing

early. But by the time you're

2:29:112:29:15

throwing third, you've got more

stones kicking about the house, and

2:29:152:29:18

they're catching your eye. So,

technically it is a lot harder.

2:29:182:29:22

You've also got to be able to do a

bit of everything. You've got to be

2:29:222:29:26

able to hit, to draw, you've got to

have the strategy head on and you

2:29:262:29:31

have to help your skip as well.

Well, the door has very much been

2:29:312:29:39

opened by Zhou there. It could not

have worked out better for Great

2:29:392:29:44

Britain. So, Anna Sloan trying to

draw around that guard first of all

2:29:442:29:53

and then tucked in behind those two

if she can.

2:29:532:30:00

if she can. We have got our Chinese

counterparts commentating next to us

2:30:002:30:03

and I looked across to see if there

was any local

2:30:032:30:12

was any local frustration, and the

female representative wasn't

2:30:122:30:13

bothered!

2:30:132:30:19

Great Britain lying really well at

the moment.

It is building nicely.

2:30:202:30:29

China still have an opportunity to

come in and sit on top of the yellow

2:30:292:30:34

stone and

2:30:342:30:39

stone and that would count out the

two yellows in the wings.

Sweeping

2:30:392:30:43

really hard. Not enough. It is

nearly a good shot. Another two

2:30:432:30:52

inches.

It is enough to out count

the second and third yellow Great

2:30:522:30:59

Britain have in the house.

2:30:592:31:06

Britain have in the house. We are

lying two.

We are, Eve Muirhead went

2:31:062:31:11

and had a look.

2:31:112:31:16

and had a look. We have both noticed

a little subtle difference between

2:31:182:31:21

this morning and this evening, is

Eve Muirhead taking a little bit

2:31:212:31:25

more control. They are all

experienced and Anna Sloan is great

2:31:252:31:31

to have as a person there to discuss

it with, but we felt there was a

2:31:312:31:35

little bit of indecision at times.

And now Eve Muirhead has so, I want

2:31:352:31:41

your input, but I will make the

final decisions.

You need that as

2:31:412:31:47

the skip. It gains you your own

self-confidence when it comes to

2:31:472:31:52

shotmaking. It is great if you feel

you need to ask for help, your team

2:31:522:31:56

is there and they know what to do.

You have to be careful they are not

2:31:562:32:01

always questioning or checking other

options.

It works both ways because

2:32:012:32:06

going back to the previous and, if

this one is continuing to build, Eve

2:32:062:32:11

Muirhead is more confident she is

making the right decisions and

2:32:112:32:14

indeed, the team are as well. Well

done, that is what she asked for.

2:32:142:32:20

She has just prevented the raise on

the red. China would have tried to

2:32:202:32:27

raise it up on the centre shot.

Yes,

this is starting to look a little

2:32:272:32:35

bit difficult for China now. Wang

Bingyu.

2:32:352:32:43

Bingyu. The Chinese skip, as I said,

had some time away. Great experience

2:32:462:32:51

though.

2:32:512:32:59

though. Based in the northern

province of China.

2:32:592:33:05

province of China. I think it is

known as the ice city.

2:33:052:33:12

known as the ice city. Harbin.

Just

discussing the shot she is going to

2:33:172:33:23

play here. I think she is going to

come down with an in-turn draw,

2:33:232:33:30

clockwise rotation of the stone.

Perhaps get into the centre. Can't

2:33:302:33:35

afford to be too heavy, she has to

play and nice, controlled weight

2:33:352:33:39

here.

2:33:392:33:45

Did try. Just wanted to roll across

a little bit, if she could. You can

2:33:532:33:57

see what Anna Sloan and Eve Muirhead

are looking at playing here. The

2:33:572:34:04

Chinese stone is second at the

moment, counting the second shot.

2:34:042:34:08

But Great Britain have the final

shot, they have the hammer in this

2:34:082:34:14

ends.

2:34:142:34:22

Just need to have the weight right.

Don't want to roll across too far.

2:34:272:34:32

If you just catch it a little bit

thin.

2:34:322:34:44

thin.

She has the whole of the four

foot to roll into and she can stop

2:34:442:34:48

at the bottom. As long as she is

still counting second shot.

2:34:482:35:01

still counting second shot. I think

she probably should have played a

2:35:012:35:04

half weight at this. She was adamant

she wanted to play that controlled

2:35:042:35:08

weight. But really didn't move at

all.

I thought she was going to play

2:35:082:35:17

it much lighter weight than that.

The girls did ask if she was going

2:35:172:35:22

to play half weight with that but

she said no, controlled. She

2:35:222:35:26

probably thought, she played it half

weight and got it on the nose.

It is

2:35:262:35:37

such a pity because this end had

been building quite nicely. You and

2:35:372:35:42

I were talking about Eve is making

the decisions and that one, not

2:35:422:35:47

working in her favour.

Great Britain

is sitting short in there, but we

2:35:472:35:58

will see Wang Bingyu close this end

out. I think she is going to have to

2:35:582:36:02

come right in because she is still

leaving the red shorts. She is going

2:36:022:36:08

to try and draw one right into the

four foot. Coming from the other

2:36:082:36:13

side of the house. The right-hand

side, as we see it on her left, as

2:36:132:36:20

she is delivering.

It is the first

time she has come down this side,

2:36:202:36:24

going that way.

2:36:242:36:32

going that way. So Wang Bingyu, the

Chinese skip just watching. Not so

2:36:322:36:36

easy for her to see, the two

sleepers working hard to bring this

2:36:362:36:40

all the way round.

This is going to

come up short. Little bit of a get

2:36:402:36:47

out of jail free card, because even

now has a second shot. The shot she

2:36:472:36:56

missed before.

She either needs to

draw in because if he hits it on the

2:36:562:37:04

nose, I don't think she will be

lying second. Last time round, it

2:37:042:37:12

was hit and roll. Will she replayed

the draw here? I think she is, isn't

2:37:122:37:21

she?

I think you are right.

2:37:212:37:34

she?

I think you are right.

She has

got, back of the four foot, two.

2:37:342:37:39

This will get into the four foot.

Nice draw weight for Eve Muirhead.

2:37:392:37:53

And then Britain will take two.

Forget the previous shot, get this

2:37:532:37:59

one right.

2:37:592:38:02

Anna Sloan likes the line. Keep

sweeping, keep sweeping. It is

2:38:052:38:15

pulling up. It is going to pull up

short.

I am really surprised she

2:38:152:38:22

didn't just try, even the same shot

again.

Just make the corrections. It

2:38:222:38:30

was overcorrected. Well, I think she

was heavy with her previous shot.

I

2:38:302:38:38

think she should have played the

same shot but dropped the weight a

2:38:382:38:42

little so the girls could control it

more.

Well, we are leading. We don't

2:38:422:38:50

want to be too negative about this

but letting opportunity slip and you

2:38:502:38:55

can pay for that later on.

Elsewhere, Canada have squared up

2:38:552:39:01

against Sweden. So it is 2-2 and it

is squared up between Japan and

2:39:012:39:06

Korea. Neither skip playing a very

good shot at the end of the third

2:39:062:39:14

end. If you weren't with us earlier,

Britain's men had a good win, two

2:39:142:39:24

very narrow wins and the defeat

against Canada. Important win

2:39:242:39:29

against Switzerland. Good team,

Switzerland. Japan, as well.

2:39:292:39:39

Great Britain's women, one defeat so

far, one win. This is their third

2:39:462:39:50

match.

2:39:502:39:52

It is so important, isn't it, we

have seen on occasions, the early

2:40:012:40:06

part of the match this morning, Eve

Muirhead was keeping them in it,

2:40:062:40:13

rescuing shots and picking up a shot

here and there. But here, the last

2:40:132:40:18

couple of ends, in that one anyway,

everybody has to be consistently

2:40:182:40:24

good.

2:40:242:40:31

good. There is always so much

pressure on the skip. Is that going

2:40:312:40:36

to stop? Just over the red line.

Trying to put a corner guard up.

2:40:362:40:50

Trying to put a corner guard up. The

22-year-old, Ma Jingyi.

2:40:512:41:00

22-year-old, Ma Jingyi.

Lauren Gray,

just been asked to draw one down

2:41:002:41:06

onto the center line, just outside

of the house.

This is what we see so

2:41:062:41:13

often. The team about the hammer,

they play first to the bottom. You

2:41:132:41:19

see a corner guard, the lead plays

the next one, hopefully putting a

2:41:192:41:25

guard on the centre line. In chess,

there are certain openings and they

2:41:252:41:30

have names... Why are you looking at

me like that?

I don't play chess. I

2:41:302:41:36

know this is chess on ice.

I was

just going to ask you, is there a

2:41:362:41:43

name for these first three shots

which seem pretty normal? Standard?

2:41:432:41:48

No, there isn't.

Is it not called

the Lockhart opening?

That is

2:41:482:41:55

something we should look into.

2:41:552:42:04

something we should look into.

Steve

Cram's corner guard opening.

Does

2:42:042:42:08

that sound like a plan?

2:42:082:42:18

that sound like a plan? Crammy

corner.

Absolutely, let's go for it.

2:42:182:42:23

The fact I don't do curling, has

nothing to do with it.

I think I

2:42:232:42:31

would like to go for a Lockhart Lock

On.

Exactly, start giving them some

2:42:312:42:43

names so we know what you are

talking about.

Vicky being asked to

2:42:432:42:52

play nice, controlled weight.

2:42:522:43:01

play nice, controlled weight. It is

just enough to tap the stone

2:43:012:43:03

through. This one hasn't got the

line. He still left some shots at

2:43:032:43:12

the front and they can use them as

protection. One later on.

2:43:122:43:21

protection. One later on.

That is in

Britain's favour when you don't have

2:43:222:43:25

the hammer. The team with the hammer

will want eventually to try to

2:43:252:43:30

remove them. It makes it more

difficult for them to come in and

2:43:302:43:34

score.

There is a hole between these

two shots between the red and the

2:43:342:43:41

yellow. Should she get through it,

she will get the target in the

2:43:412:43:44

house.

2:43:442:43:49

house.

It is still staying straight.

Just rifting a little bit now. Just

2:43:502:43:54

did enough. Good shot.

2:43:542:44:06

Little hit and roll here, hopefully.

Two stone still pretty useful where

2:44:082:44:12

they are.

2:44:122:44:17

Despite the miss from Eve Muirhead,

they say hang on.

2:44:212:44:39

they say hang on.

They are ever so

slightly struggling with the ice. I

2:44:392:44:43

am not sure whether you had to take

a step back, relax. I know that is

2:44:432:44:53

what they will be trying, nobody

goes out there to try and play a bad

2:44:532:44:59

shot. They are not bad shots, is

just the errors are always on the

2:44:592:45:04

wrong side at the moment.

It is a

good point. Not quite get the shot,

2:45:042:45:10

but it is OK. Wearers, they are not

making it, that instance there.

She

2:45:102:45:20

hadn't got the right role, but she

got a role to somewhere else.

That

2:45:202:45:27

has got round, I thought it was

going to pull up short. They swept

2:45:272:45:32

it well.

It is

2:45:322:45:39

it well.

It is sitting top of the T.

Eve Muirhead is looking to see if

2:45:392:45:41

she can see any of it.

2:45:412:45:48

You would have to play a really nice

controlled weight, as she said.

I

2:45:502:45:58

think if it was on the out-turn, you

could...

Will just let Anna say it,

2:45:582:46:11

she's got good communication! So,

they've decided that is a really

2:46:112:46:18

difficult shot coming down there,

and if she makes a slight error on

2:46:182:46:22

it, it could make it worse for them,

so they're going to try the outside

2:46:222:46:25

yellow. And will want to get a

little roll in behind, of course,

2:46:252:46:34

Great Britain don't have the hammer

here so they need to get the yellow

2:46:342:46:37

stone in behind.

2:46:372:46:44

stone in behind.

That's a pretty

good shot.

2:46:442:46:53

good shot. And that will make Vicki

feel a better, she has played a

2:46:532:46:57

couple of nice shots already this

evening.

Yeah, they will still be

2:46:572:47:03

able to seize some of that shot.

China just have to decide what

2:47:032:47:07

weight they want to play at it.

They're not going to see much of it.

2:47:072:47:10

In that Creevy is end, Zhou

struggled a little as well. -- in

2:47:102:47:19

that previous end.

2:47:192:47:28

that previous end.

She could play

like a back weight, come onto the

2:47:282:47:33

face of it and tap it back a little

touch. And she has options coming

2:47:332:47:38

both ways, but she has decided to

play the out-turn down here and come

2:47:382:47:49

through between the two stones,

which might be quite a difficult

2:47:492:47:52

shot to play. The margin for error

isn't very much, but it sounds like

2:47:522:47:58

it's close... That's twice now

they've come through that space. Oh,

2:47:582:48:06

not enough!

Not enough! It seemed to

start to curl and then almost

2:48:062:48:13

straight and at the end of. I know

it can't do that but... When that

2:48:132:48:17

came through the gap...

If thought

it would keep on going but it

2:48:172:48:21

didn't.

2:48:212:48:27

didn't. It is enough that she has

pushed it out for second shot.

This

2:48:272:48:31

is the one that might move! Just to

let her know, I'm not sure...

Don't

2:48:312:48:39

be confused, the crowd were cheering

as that stone was coming through,

2:48:392:48:43

but they were watching something

else, just to be clear!

2:48:432:48:52

else, just to be clear!

Really

close, guys, line's good...

So, the

2:48:522:48:56

girls trying to come right round

behind them all. That's why it

2:48:562:49:01

doesn't look like it has got the

line at all...

2:49:012:49:09

Closed that gap! Danny she played a

really nice stone on the previous

2:49:092:49:17

one - not that time, though. There's

not much in it. What do you think

2:49:172:49:26

and it's close...

2:49:262:49:34

and it's close...

I thought the

Romeo of China was lying shot.

2:49:342:49:41

Bingyu just having another look at

the shot she wants to ask her team

2:49:482:49:52

to play. I want to tilt my head when

I'm looking!

2:49:522:50:07

So, an out-turn draw down here, a

similar shot that Anna played, and

2:50:112:50:17

she didn't quite catch the right

line... This one! Is a little higher

2:50:172:50:24

but it does all it's finishing at

the end... That's a nice shot.

Yep,

2:50:242:50:32

nice weight.

2:50:322:50:37

nice weight.

Eve won't be able to

see the inside edge of its socially

2:50:402:50:43

will be looking to get the yellow to

go onto it and hopefully stick it in

2:50:432:50:50

the house.

The roof being raised

here, Korea are playing Japan over

2:50:502:50:57

on the

2:50:572:51:02

on the other side, on Sheet D.

Yeah,

the girls have to keep their

2:51:032:51:10

concentration, it is going to be

noisy.

2:51:102:51:17

noisy.

It is a bit like a football

match in here! That's good, great

2:51:172:51:21

atmosphere. We had big crowds in the

mixed doubles, when Korea were

2:51:212:51:30

playing. There's hardly any spare

seats in here this evening. Look at

2:51:302:51:35

that, game accuracy for Eve

Muirhead, just 46%. She needs a

2:51:352:51:42

cracking shot here, to try to use

her own yellow... That looks a bit

2:51:422:51:46

straight...

Oh! Just nothing seems

to be happening at the moment.

Just

2:51:462:51:54

bad luck.

Just what we said there,

Eve...

2:51:542:52:05

Eve...

It's just a bit straight and

then forcing it... I always say that

2:52:072:52:13

if you wanted to play that shot, you

would probably go, no, that's a

2:52:132:52:18

difficult shot to play. But then it

works out that way. Shifting her own

2:52:182:52:25

stone that was sitting and might

have been lying second, it was

2:52:252:52:27

close. Now, China have two.

And they

have the hammer.

I was just going to

2:52:272:52:35

say, and they have the hammer.

Still

not over yet, because there's a lot

2:52:352:52:40

of cover-up the front, it takes just

one stone from Great Britain, Eve

2:52:402:52:44

could play a really good draw. Let's

see where Bingyu places this

2:52:442:52:52

stone...

2:52:522:52:59

stone...

Trying to bring it right in

onto their own Romeo that's already

2:52:592:53:03

at the front of. Got a chance...

Really well swept. I'm just looking

2:53:032:53:17

to see if they can come down the

other side. Even if she stops on

2:53:172:53:20

that stone it might cut them down.

But cutting them down is not really

2:53:202:53:26

what we're looking for, we want to

try and get one in here.

2:53:262:53:35

So, she's going to come down the

other side.

2:53:442:53:52

other side.

So, if ever you needed a

draw, this is where you need to play

2:53:522:53:56

it.

2:53:562:54:01

it.

Well, Eve Muirhead just needs to

find a confidence building shot

2:54:042:54:11

here, it still will be up to China

what happens next, with the hammer,

2:54:112:54:16

the last stone. China at the moment

are sitting three.

2:54:162:54:24

are sitting three. So, very, very

important shot here for Eve

2:54:242:54:25

Muirhead.

OK, let's get to the nose!

That's the back of the house of.

2:54:252:54:39

Just need to watch this round these

guards... Got to get into that 4ft

2:54:392:54:48

if they can, really got to sweep it

hard, sweep it hard... Oh, it's not

2:54:482:54:54

quite far enough, another, what,

seven inches, six inches? I'm not

2:54:542:55:04

quite sure that would have been

enough. At the moment Bingyu lies

2:55:042:55:13

two but still difficult for her to

get a three here.

2:55:132:55:24

You would think she would try and

tap that in, surely?

I don't

2:55:262:55:33

actually know how much she can see.

If she caught the top guard, it

2:55:332:55:37

wouldn't be a huge disaster.

2:55:372:55:43

Again, we can't see how much of the

stone she can see from the other end

2:55:482:55:52

of the ice when she sits on the

hack. That can make a big influence

2:55:522:55:59

on what shot you will choose. They

definitely look like they want to

2:55:592:56:03

tap that Romeo up.

2:56:032:56:07

So, here you go, I'll ask you the

question, you're lying two, take the

2:56:182:56:23

two?

Yeah, you can quite easily do

that, we talk about just throwing a

2:56:232:56:28

stone away, so she will just deliver

it to the corner and not actually

2:56:282:56:32

disturb anything in the house and

lose any more. Sometimes you can try

2:56:322:56:35

a big fancy shot and it goes against

you. But I think this is worth a

2:56:352:56:41

try. She just wants to get it firmly

on the face of the red just to tap

2:56:412:56:50

it straight up.

2:56:502:56:55

But not to tap it onto the two that

are lying there.

Yes, if you got the

2:57:032:57:09

angles wrong, that could happen.

But

she has got it on the other side.

2:57:092:57:20

Well, she has done it, brilliant

shot. That's going to be three.

2:57:202:57:23

Excellent shot. Wang, the Chinese

skip, picking up three, and that was

2:57:232:57:33

a delicate shot, it was a risky shot

in some respects civil she played it

2:57:332:57:38

with perfect weight. And now, China

have a 2-shot lead after four ends.

2:57:382:57:46

Well, snap up against

2:57:462:57:53

Well, snap up against it now, Great

Britain. This Chinese team, they

2:57:532:57:59

have the chance to win against OAR

which would have had them with two

2:57:592:58:02

wins. They've been playing well. --

they had the chance. And certainly

2:58:022:58:07

that end there, executed very well

indeed. Certainly, Wang has brought

2:58:072:58:14

her again this evening. By some

contrast to Eve Muirhead.

2:58:142:58:22

Now is the time!

2:58:242:58:27

I spoke to Eve after the match this

morning. It is very easy to speak in

2:58:322:58:37

cliches and things, we were talking

about, it's a long week, you've got

2:58:372:58:41

nine matches, and one defeat this

morning, but... You look at the week

2:58:412:58:47

and you think, who are we

comfortable losing against, how many

2:58:472:58:52

matches? And really we want to win

six to guarantee ourselves... No

2:58:522:58:59

guarantees but to have a good chance

of the top four. If you win five,

2:58:592:59:03

you've got a chance of maybe ending

up in a tie-break. And the other

2:59:032:59:07

option, of course, you talked about

Dole's, bronze last time around, you

2:59:072:59:18

want to be in the gold-medal match,

you might not want to be playing

2:59:182:59:21

somebody like Canada, if you finish

fourth, although Canada themselves

2:59:212:59:24

have not got off to the best of

starts. But more often than not you

2:59:242:59:30

end up with Canada at the top. Of

the round robin table.

2:59:302:59:39

the round robin table.

Yeah, you

would like to have seen the girls

2:59:392:59:42

playing a lot more confident against

some of these teams at the start of

2:59:422:59:45

the week, because I think their

games are going to get tougher.

2:59:452:59:50

They've got Sweden, they've got

Switzerland, they've got Japan and

2:59:502:59:52

they've got Canada. And even though

Canada aren't playing so well at the

2:59:522:59:59

moment, I said that in the interview

when I spoke to Clare, these guys

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are so experienced, they may be like

this at the beginning of the week

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but they will grow in confidence

certainly, and we have to do exactly

3:00:073:00:10

the same. We can't let is half shots

a fact as. We have to turn around

3:00:103:00:17

the game and make it to our own

advantage.

-- affect us.

3:00:173:00:26

The idea you build into a

tournament, you build into a

3:00:313:00:36

competition and your form improves

and you are playing your best at the

3:00:363:00:39

right time, but you cannot afford,

at this format, you cannot afford to

3:00:393:00:45

lose too many matches otherwise it

is all over before you have started

3:00:453:00:49

playing well.

Lauren being asked to

play back for weights. She needs to

3:00:493:00:57

come up to these reds in the house.

Tap them back and use her stone to

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sit in front of them.

3:01:023:01:08

sit in front of them. Got to take

this as far as they possibly can. It

3:01:083:01:13

is losing line. She wanted to hit

the bread on the right-hand side

3:01:133:01:18

first, rather than the left hand.

Not bad shots, even the OK shots

3:01:183:01:29

just aren't quite working out for

Great Britain. But you make your own

3:01:293:01:35

good luck in this. Eve Muirhead

mention she was unlucky with the

3:01:353:01:39

take out attempt, the running back.

Springing her own out a little, but

3:01:393:01:49

she still has two sitting nicely.

Great Britain with the hammer.

3:01:493:01:57

Just a nose bump. Bump onto the red.

She will be too bothered if they

3:02:113:02:20

don't go out but she wants to sit

her yellow stone in front of them.

3:02:203:02:29

Well done.

Nice try. There is still

some space and it should be a

3:02:403:02:45

relatively easy shot for China to

hit this. Just slightly off centre,

3:02:453:02:51

push it through out of the house.

Keep her shooter in the house.

3:02:513:03:00

Keep her shooter in the house.

Liu

Jinli, playing second. She is

3:03:053:03:10

playing well, but has struggled just

a little.

Still hanging on the edge,

3:03:103:03:15

but it is behind the horizontal line

we see going through the house. It

3:03:153:03:21

shouldn't be a danger to Eve

Muirhead at the moment. She can

3:03:213:03:28

utilise them to come in and rest on

top. She decided to ignore the red

3:03:283:03:39

in the house at the moment and use

the corner they put up earlier. If

3:03:393:03:44

they can get a shot in behind their

and China tried to chase it, make a

3:03:443:03:50

mistake, then they can start playing

on the other reds on the other side

3:03:503:03:54

of the house.

Bit of strategy here.

It might curl a little bit too much.

3:03:543:04:01

So, big decision now but Wang

Bingyu. Does she chase the yellow or

3:04:013:04:09

dish you try and protect her red in

the centre?

3:04:093:04:16

the centre? -- does she. She is

going to take the high corner.

3:04:173:04:30

She is experienced enough that she

will not get sucked into the corner,

3:04:313:04:35

coming round the corner game. Clear

the guard.

3:04:353:04:46

Just checking that Stone didn't

rebound back into those two.

3:04:523:05:00

rebound back into those two. They

are lying two. It is all clear in

3:05:023:05:04

front now.

3:05:043:05:14

She is just going to try and hit

this thread on the button and move

3:05:243:05:29

across to the other two.

It is a

good call.

3:05:293:05:40

good call.

They need one of these to

be just right, not sneer, not close.

3:05:403:05:49

-- not near.

They need to make a

play to set up picking up a two

3:05:493:05:57

here. If she plays a nice shot

here... They don't want to bounce

3:05:573:06:03

off it. I think they have overslept

that.

Such an easy target.

3:06:033:06:15

Again, close. But at this level, you

are going to get punished.

China

3:06:153:06:27

will be

3:06:273:06:33

will be happy to go across the

house. They don't want to leave a

3:06:333:06:37

big nest that Great Britain can come

and rest on.

3:06:373:06:44

Eve Muirhead just having a look to

see if the stone, the yellow, is

3:06:513:06:57

third. Two Chinese stones, one on

the bottom, one is touching the red.

3:06:573:07:11

He was lying with the third one?

She

wants to catch the inside of the

3:07:113:07:16

red, to move to the right and hit

the other red. It will jam on the

3:07:163:07:22

other reds, but hopefully it will

remain in the house, her yellow

3:07:223:07:26

shooter, which he is playing just

now.

3:07:263:07:33

now.

Another one just... Thinking

that there's a good shot.

3:07:333:07:45

that there's a good shot. Needed to

catch that not as flush on the nose.

3:07:473:07:51

Move across and push those of the

red Chinese stones away. Certainly

3:07:513:07:55

the one nearest.

3:07:553:08:05

There is going to be a score in this

end.

It is just how much.

3:08:103:08:17

She is trying to get across to the

other side. Not a great position for

3:08:333:08:40

Eve Muirhead. That is the shot she

asked Anna Sloan to play last time.

3:08:403:08:54

I wondered about the red on the

right hand side of the four foot.

3:08:543:08:58

Sitting in front, cornering the

middle red.

3:08:583:09:10

middle red.

I think we move this

one. I think we do this.

Yes. She

3:09:103:09:16

must think that other stone...

This

is always going to jam.

Is it a

3:09:163:09:27

silly call just to do this. Split

the rings to live two?

3:09:273:09:37

the rings to live two?

Vicki Adams

is not confident about her

3:09:383:09:40

suggestion. She looked at Eve

Muirhead and then said, I don't

3:09:403:09:45

know.

It is a great suggestion. Take

that one, sit on the other side.

3:09:453:10:01

Vicki Adams

3:10:013:10:07

referring to lumping Betty. Her

nickname on the circuit.

3:10:133:10:20

Eve Muirhead needs to get one

working for her here. Got a chance.

3:10:203:10:33

It might be short. It is sitting out

there, not doing what you said.

Just

3:10:333:10:43

needed a little role.

3:10:433:10:49

Still plenty of opportunity for Eve

Muirhead to get one here. Barring a

3:10:543:11:01

mistake from Wang Bingyu.

3:11:013:11:08

mistake from Wang Bingyu. But one is

not what they wanted.

3:11:083:11:14

not what they wanted. Heading into

the end of the fifth end, trailing

3:11:143:11:17

by one, if that is the case.

Wang

Bingyu has two hits and stick here.

3:11:173:11:30

They are just playing the controlled

weight very nicely here.

3:11:393:11:46

weight very nicely here.

She can

just hit and sit in. She will still

3:11:483:11:53

be on the wrong side.

No, it needs

to be on the nose or just a bit of a

3:11:533:11:59

roll into the four foot, but you

have to execute this shot.

3:11:593:12:07

have to execute this shot. Ensure

that you get your one. You

3:12:083:12:15

that you get your one. You only go

one down into the fifth.

All the

3:12:153:12:21

others have reached that, 3-3, and

it is going to be a Chinese lead

3:12:213:12:28

here because Eve Muirhead, at best

can only get one. Has she manage

3:12:283:12:35

that? She is trying to hit the

Chinese red and sit by that their

3:12:353:12:39

role across towards the bottom. That

looks about right. That will give

3:12:393:12:44

her a little bit of confidence. It's

not as good as we would have liked.

3:12:443:12:49

Just the one at the end of the fifth

end. China lead at the halfway

3:12:493:12:56

point, 4-3.

CLARE BALDING: It is very tight and

3:12:563:13:00

tense, but 4-3, China have the edge.

We will be back for live coverage

3:13:003:13:06

and all is not lost. Jemmy, do you

know when Snowboarding came into the

3:13:063:13:15

Olympics.

Snowboarding or

Snowboarding cross? Snowboarding,

3:13:153:13:18

generally.

All a long time ago. 20

years ago.

Snowboarding cross is

3:13:183:13:27

only the fourth time.

It was the big

hits of 2006. The thing about

3:13:273:13:37

Snowboarding cross, they don't have

the bends, they have the bumps and

3:13:373:13:41

other borders to worry about, which

means it can be chaotic.

3:13:413:13:50

What a fantastic race. Jarryd Hughes

leads now.

Think the Olympic

3:13:563:14:08

champion went down of his own

accord.

3:14:083:14:17

accord. Who is up, I think it is the

Olympic champion he plays his get

3:14:173:14:23

out of jail free card. Hernandez

goes absolutely massive.

Three men

3:14:233:14:33

bow. It depends who is taking which

colour medal now as Hernandez dies

3:14:333:14:39

inside Jarryd Hughes. Vaultier is

out in front.

3:14:393:14:47

out in front. Dropping down, Jarryd

Hughes, no way he can reel in

3:14:473:14:51

Vaultier but can he defend the

silver medal position?

This is going

3:14:513:14:56

to go to a photo finish. They will

have at the same time at the bottom.

3:14:563:15:03

It is like formation flying.

Vaultier makes it two gold medals in

3:15:033:15:10

a row. Sochi and Korea. He was

breathtaking, nobody can hold a

3:15:103:15:16

candle to the Frenchman.

Vaultier

defending his title successfully,

3:15:163:15:24

despite falling.

It is how you get

up, he is called Le Boss on social

3:15:243:15:33

media. We think how France are

dominating in winter sports.

Also

3:15:333:15:37

the first non-American to when a

gold medal at these games in the

3:15:373:15:42

Snowboarding event.

No Americans in

the final.

Fantastic stuff and we do

3:15:423:15:47

love that.

3:15:473:15:52

I guess big relief physical is the

sport of ice hockey and there was

3:15:543:15:58

huge excitement around the united

women's Korean team, but look at

3:15:583:16:03

these shots from the men's team

dressing room. When they got out

3:16:033:16:06

onto the ice they had the

coordinated Korean cheerleaders to

3:16:063:16:10

support them, and they had something

to shout about!

3:16:103:16:17

Now, South Korea will move it

away... They've scored!

3:16:203:16:28

away... They've scored! Cho-min Ho!

Korea, in their first ever Olympic

3:16:293:16:36

Games, score goal and opened the

scoring in this game! Lovely work in

3:16:363:16:41

the offensive zone and a snapshot

from Cho-min Ho! He writes his name

3:16:413:16:46

in the history books!

3:16:463:16:56

I think that coordinated support...

Do you remember the Icelandic fans

3:16:563:17:03

in the European Championships, the

old thunderclap?! And at the curling

3:17:033:17:08

we have been hearing an awful lot of

noise from one of the other sheets,

3:17:083:17:15

because there is a South Korean team

in action, but obviously we have

3:17:153:17:18

been concentrating on the GB team,

skippered by Eve Muirhead. And we

3:17:183:17:23

are going to stay with live curling

up until one o'clock, and then it

3:17:233:17:27

will be moving onto BBC Two. In the

commentary box for us, Steve Cram

3:17:273:17:33

and jockey Lockhart, and the crucial

moment seemed to be the end of the

3:17:333:17:40

fourth end?

Yeah, Eve Muirhead was

facing three Chinese shots and she

3:17:403:17:47

had to play a really difficult raw

and she just came up short. She left

3:17:473:17:52

China lie-in two, and there was a

fantastic raise played by Bingyu, so

3:17:523:18:03

that was a great disappointment for

the British team.

Do you sense,

3:18:033:18:07

Jackie, that evil is just a little

unsure at the moment, not quite in

3:18:073:18:10

her stride?

Yeah, I don't see the

confidence at the minute, and that

3:18:103:18:18

is a real shame is in the only

people who are putting Russia on

3:18:183:18:21

them are themselves, and I think

they just have to take a step back

3:18:213:18:25

and remember why they got here,

they're very good players, they've

3:18:253:18:28

got the

3:18:283:18:35

got the skills and they just have to

relax and play some good shots.

To

3:18:353:18:39

be fair to China they are playing

exceptionally well. They took three

3:18:393:18:45

in this end, and that is good

curling!

Yeah, it is very good

3:18:453:18:54

curling, everybody

3:18:543:18:54

curling!

Yeah, it is very good

curling, everybody out there is to

3:18:543:18:55

your to win, there's nobody coming

here and not with the dream of

3:18:553:18:59

winning an Olympic medal and every

game is difficult. You can look at

3:18:593:19:03

it on paper and think, we should

beat these girls, but once you get

3:19:033:19:07

down on the ice, it's a whole new

ball game.

Steve Cram, just to let

3:19:073:19:12

everybody know that the Czech

Republic have equalised against

3:19:123:19:15

South Korea in the ice hockey, but I

will let you take us through the

3:19:153:19:19

second half as it were of this

curling game.

3:19:193:19:24

STEVE CRAM: And to continue the

Korean team theme, they are 3-3

3:19:243:19:29

against Japan. Actually, I was back

in the hotel this afternoon and I

3:19:293:19:35

was watching some of the coverage,

and Korea beating Canada, that's a

3:19:353:19:41

massive shot in the world of

curling. And it was all over their

3:19:413:19:45

programme. And I also saw a trip of

their commentators from the

3:19:453:19:51

skeleton, which was... If anyone

gets a chance to see that, you

3:19:513:19:54

should, because leading after two

runs in the skeleton, the Korean

3:19:543:19:59

slider any the commentary team were

wonderful. Anyway... You see that

3:19:593:20:07

stone there, just from a second I

thought it was not going to get over

3:20:073:20:10

the hog line. So, if you're just

joining us, or you just need a

3:20:103:20:15

reminder, as the guys were chatting,

Eve Muirhead just struggling a

3:20:153:20:19

little. The whole team obviously

look to her, but they've got to make

3:20:193:20:26

their shots as well. So, 4-3 to

China, they do have the hammer here.

3:20:263:20:30

And a couple of guards been put in

place by Great Britain.

3:20:303:20:42

place by Great Britain. Canada and

Sweden are level at 3-3. USA and

3:20:423:20:50

Switzerland, Switzerland have a... I

nearly said slender advantage, it is

3:20:503:20:57

5-1. USA beat Great Britain, of

course. They would have been

3:20:573:21:03

delighted with that victory against

Great Britain. OK, let's concentrate

3:21:033:21:07

on this, then. By the way, you may

have noticed in that camera shot

3:21:073:21:16

that Jackie Lockhart has got about

four lay eyes on! -- about four

3:21:163:21:22

layers on!

I like to be in sympathy

with the rest of the girls up the

3:21:223:21:32

mountains, Eilidh and...

You won't

feel the benefit!

That's what my mum

3:21:323:21:39

used to say, take your jacket off,

or you won't feel the benefit when

3:21:393:21:43

you put it a hit and

3:21:433:21:53

-- when you put it on. This arena is

bringing tonight, and we've got

3:21:553:21:59

these blowers which blow cold air in

at the upper end, we are at the far

3:21:593:22:06

end from where the players are at

the moment, so it can get a bit

3:22:063:22:10

chilly up here.

But it is quite nice

tonight. All of the viewing public,

3:22:103:22:20

a lot that eyes on that career match

and a lot of Canadian support and a

3:22:203:22:26

sprinkling of union Jacks around,

hoping that Eve Muirhead and her

3:22:263:22:29

team can improve.

3:22:293:22:39

hoping that Eve Muirhead and her

team can improve.

3:22:393:22:39

I think we go for that one and then

even if it is hanging high...

When

3:22:423:22:46

you start -- when do you start

playing risky shots, not yet,

3:22:463:22:52

surely?

I think they have to try and

play a simple end, make sure

3:22:523:22:57

everybody plays their shots, throws

them well, and then as you get into

3:22:573:23:03

eight, nine and ten, then UK and

looked at starting to play the risky

3:23:033:23:07

shots.

3:23:073:23:09

So, that's actually OK. They've got

two yellow stones there in the top

3:23:243:23:30

of the house. It's just how they're

going to get that red moved.

3:23:303:23:47

going to get that red moved. Bingyu

looking to hit that yellow just onto

3:23:473:23:49

the other yellow, and cross it out

across the house. Hopefully without

3:23:493:23:55

touching her red stone.

Yeah, that's

going to require a very accurate

3:23:553:24:00

shot. She was just working out the

angles there. Working back from that

3:24:003:24:06

stone she wants to move, the one

sitting above the red after side and

3:24:063:24:10

then deciding at what point on that

stone...

Oh, this is big weight!

And

3:24:103:24:17

it's high and wide and... Is it

catching anything?! Oh, it has! At

3:24:173:24:23

least it has left that yellow in

there. And then the second one did

3:24:233:24:27

jam across to the other Chinese red.

I thought that was wide there.

I

3:24:273:24:32

thought that was a little bit of a

rush of blood to the head there. Not

3:24:323:24:40

sure she'd needed to play quite that

weight. She got the shot she wanted

3:24:403:24:44

but she did jam, rather than taking

both of them out. So, Great Britain

3:24:443:24:52

lying in second and third place at

the moment, the Chinese stone right

3:24:523:24:55

in the centre.

There are lots of

options when you start to build an

3:24:553:25:03

end like this. But the Eve and the

rest of the team, you don't want to

3:25:033:25:08

give two away here, and make it 6-3

deficit with just four ends left.

3:25:083:25:17

Great opportunity to hit yellow onto

yellow onto red...

It's nearly

3:25:173:25:23

worked out, but just split them. And

there you can see the shot that's

3:25:233:25:33

available, can move both of those

with a good shot here.

Yeah, it just

3:25:333:25:36

did not have the weight to do the

job required. So, another

3:25:363:25:42

opportunity for China to get a

double, catch the inside of that

3:25:423:25:47

yellow just where Bingyu Shealy --

just web Bingyu's brush is.

So, her

3:25:473:25:58

long-time playing partner, Zhou...

Just like that.

Oh, well done! One

3:25:583:26:12

has stayed in there, but what a good

shot.

3:26:123:26:20

shot. Well, there's two elements to

this. One is Britain play better,

3:26:203:26:24

but if China get even better, which

they seem to be, they're really

3:26:243:26:28

hitting their shots well now, and it

makes it even more difficult. There

3:26:283:26:32

will be mistakes and, but you have

to obviously be able to capitalise

3:26:323:26:38

on them.

Great Britain were asking

the question of China, but each time

3:26:383:26:43

they have done so, they've delivered

the shot required.

3:26:433:26:54

Trying to hold the line here...

Really have to work hard to hold it

3:26:583:27:02

past there. Just bought it. And, you

know, it is a game of inches and

3:27:023:27:11

centimetres and millimetres at

times, and when it's not going your

3:27:113:27:14

way, it all seems to go against you.

Nothing working out for Great

3:27:143:27:20

Britain.

These girls swept as hard

as they possibly could. The sweepers

3:27:203:27:30

in your team play a huge part in the

game. Quite often you lay the shot

3:27:303:27:37

with the knowledge that your

sweepers are going to help take your

3:27:373:27:39

stone down the other end. Either

helping hold it straight, or taking

3:27:393:27:45

it further. Can't beat having good

sweepers in your team, I was always

3:27:453:27:53

very lucky when I played, Steve, I

had any lead who was my lead she was

3:27:533:28:00

a really good sweeper and a great

judge of stone.

3:28:003:28:07

judge of stone. But unfortunately

our team there just couldn't hold

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it.

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it. -- I had Annie Laird as my lead.

It's also that first shot, it's not

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just China playing a great shot for

the double takeout, it was the way

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the stones broke from Anna Sloan's

shot as well, it wasn't a terrible

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shot, it was just the way the stones

ended up. Something has got to

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change, something's got to work for

Great Britain, by luck or by their

3:28:443:28:48

own skill.

3:28:483:28:52

It probably feels like an uphill

struggle at the moment for team

3:28:553:28:59

Great Britain, but actually they

have to take a look at the

3:28:593:29:04

scoreboard, it is only 4-3, they're

only one shot damn.

-- one shot

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down. Is it just Heitinga?

It's just

the fact that it is covering the two

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stones in the house. -- is it just

writing?

Looking to raise that one

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or not?

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When we were looking at the

overhead, you couldn't see the shot.

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Eve Muirhead has got to use her own

stone, which is the yellow on the

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right-hand side where we see Anna

Sloan's brush. She is looking at the

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angle she needs to hit it at. She

can drive the yellow on to the top

3:29:583:30:03

bread to try and catch the red on

the button and split them out.

3:30:033:30:08

Hopefully her yellow stone will stay

in the house.

It is one of those

3:30:083:30:14

things where all of those things you

have just said need to happen.

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Partial success, probably will not

be good enough. Eve Muirhead needs

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to use her own yellow. Great shot

and it sits in there, finally Eve

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Muirhead gets one working for her.

Great Britain have suddenly improve

3:30:323:30:38

the situation dramatically. Good

shot from Eve Muirhead.

It is a

3:30:383:30:44

tremendous shot and has completely

turned the end around.

Just enough

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weight as well. Keeps going, keeps

going. Great Britain lying two.

3:30:493:31:01

going. Great Britain lying two. I

was getting worried, Jackie?

That is

3:31:023:31:06

the shot she was needing.

3:31:063:31:15

the shot she was needing.

You know

when you play a good shot, it also

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does the other thing, takes a bit of

the wind out of the sails of the

3:31:193:31:24

opposition. Things have been going

very well. China have been playing

3:31:243:31:28

some wonderful shots. Wang Bingyu is

going to try and draw in. Fairly

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open down that side. It is all about

the wait. We have seen two or three

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come up short, haven't we?

We have,

although the girls seem to be happy

3:31:433:31:48

with the stone. They just need to be

careful with the line. Lovely shot

3:31:483:31:52

played by Wang Bingyu.

Nice draw.

She will not be pressurised by the

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two British stone sitting in the

house and she has drawn one onto the

3:32:003:32:04

bottom.

3:32:043:32:11

This is the last stone for Great

Britain here.

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Britain here.

If you did give up one

here, still as he said, watched the

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scoreboard, only two behind and four

ends left.

3:32:293:32:37

ends left. The previous shot has

helped Eve Muirhead.

She has to be

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as close as possible to the red and

make it as hard as possible for

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China to score their two here.

Remember that last straw she had

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this morning when she had the chance

to tie the match. She knew as soon

3:32:553:33:00

as she let the stone go, she wasn't

happy with it.

This looks heavy.

3:33:003:33:07

This might be similar. It is coming

in, but it is just going to slide

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by.

She knew instantly when she let

it go.

3:33:123:33:19

it go.

After one good shot, sliding

by with her second. Opportunity

3:33:203:33:27

slides by as well and it opens the

door once more for China. Pick up a

3:33:273:33:33

two and they would have a three shot

lead. It becomes very, very

3:33:333:33:43

difficult, not just because you are

to be behind but China are playing

3:33:433:33:46

well.

They have got to stick in. If

Wang Bingyu makes this shot and they

3:33:463:33:58

are three down, they have to think

about, OK, we have got the hammer,

3:33:583:34:02

we will get the two straight back

here and we will keep ourselves in

3:34:023:34:06

the game.

3:34:063:34:15

the game.

She is trying to help, or

is she just offering encouragement?

3:34:153:34:21

Sweeping that matter I think it is

going to come up short.

That has got

3:34:213:34:27

to be short. What a let off for

Great Britain. That was an massive

3:34:273:34:35

opportunity, not such a difficult

shot. Eve Muirhead made a mistake

3:34:353:34:39

prior to that and one following with

an indifferent shot herself. Pulling

3:34:393:34:45

up short, despite the efforts of the

sleepers. So Great Britain are

3:34:453:34:50

trailing by two, but it could have

been worse.

3:34:503:34:59

been worse. The hammer now reverts

to Great Britain.

3:34:593:35:07

to Great Britain. Again, Jackie, it

is one good one, then an indifferent

3:35:073:35:13

shot. They have got to find some

consistency. We have seen, if they

3:35:133:35:18

put a little bit of pressure, even

though they are playing very well,

3:35:183:35:23

everybody has a mistake in them.

Yes, we got away with that one. Eve

3:35:233:35:30

Muirhead was disappointed with her

shot, but at the end of the day it

3:35:303:35:34

was just one. Like I said, before

the end of that end, team Great

3:35:343:35:41

Britain just have to pick up a two

and they are straight back in this

3:35:413:35:46

game.

Very quickly elsewhere, Korea

have picked up one and lead 4-3. USA

3:35:463:35:54

have closed the gap with

Switzerland. Sweden, 5-3 up over

3:35:543:35:59

Canada.

3:35:593:36:09

Canada. So much expectation and

Canada and a lot of expectation on

3:36:093:36:12

Britain as well. Great Britain with

the hammer and the first stone from

3:36:123:36:19

China just sliding through.

3:36:193:36:25

China just sliding through. Just a

little long. Right, so let's have an

3:36:253:36:36

end where everybody plays well,

everybody plays well.

Yes, nice

3:36:363:36:41

corner guard on here.

3:36:413:36:52

This looks like it's going to come

into the house. It is just stopping.

3:36:553:37:00

Put the brakes on.

3:37:003:37:06

Ma Jingyi, this young lead. First

Olympic Games.

3:37:213:37:28

Olympic Games.

Yes, age 22. Great

experience for her. First stone just

3:37:283:37:34

went too far and this one is going

to do exactly the same.

3:37:343:37:47

There is a good atmosphere in here

tonight. Full house, pretty much. As

3:37:553:38:01

I said earlier on, Korea doing well.

If they win their second match as

3:38:013:38:05

well, that would be a little bit of

a turn-up for the books, given they

3:38:053:38:11

are playing and Japan.

3:38:113:38:19

are playing and Japan. -- Canada.

Just watching this.

3:38:193:38:25

Just watching this.

She won't want

to roll off this. That is exactly

3:38:283:38:32

what she has done. So Wang Bingyu

asking to remove that yellow stone

3:38:323:38:40

of Great Britain. I don't think she

will be too upset if she run

3:38:403:38:45

herself. If she hits it on the nose,

she is laying a pocket and that is

3:38:453:38:51

something we could utilise. Could

sit on top of the red stones and use

3:38:513:38:57

them to protect them removing our

stone. Rolled out to the wings so

3:38:573:39:04

that isn't too bad. Eve Muirhead

just calling for a back ring wait to

3:39:043:39:10

come onto the red and tap it

slightly back. She won't mind if it

3:39:103:39:14

taps and sits, they sit level.

It

won't be jamming up against their

3:39:143:39:23

own back stone.

3:39:233:39:28

own back stone. They are never short

of communication, the British

3:39:303:39:33

quartet. Keeping the energy levels

up, the body language is good.

3:39:333:39:40

Making shots.

3:39:403:39:45

Making shots.

We are just not

finishing on the right side. We've

3:39:483:39:51

got the wait, we haven't got the

line. If we've got the line, we're

3:39:513:39:56

not getting the wait.

I keep saying

about the idea of applying pressure

3:39:563:40:01

to the opposition. It just makes

some of their shots a little easier.

3:40:013:40:07

They are capable of mistakes, of

course they are. Great Britain and

3:40:073:40:13

allowing slightly easier shots to

make. Nearly caught that very

3:40:133:40:20

skinny, but just about got away with

it.

3:40:203:40:29

it.

All the Chinese stones on the

back of the rings.

3:40:293:40:36

Looking for an easy double here.

3:40:433:40:49

Nothing has been easy. You see the

shots and you think, just make the

3:40:493:40:54

shot.

3:40:543:41:02

shot. Late call to sweep.

Nice

shots.

The reason why we like that,

3:41:023:41:11

not so easy to move. All about

trying to build an opportunity to at

3:41:113:41:21

least take the two.

Wang Bingyu

won't be bothered if she removes her

3:41:213:41:28

own back stone. It is a danger to

her at the moment.

3:41:283:41:36

They said it was harder to move.

An

opportunity here for Eve Muirhead to

3:41:503:41:57

come round beehive her yellow stone,

which is outside the house that

3:41:573:42:03

Lauren Gray played earlier on. Use

it as a protector. This could be an

3:42:033:42:09

ideal opportunity for them to pick

up a two here. Just need to make

3:42:093:42:13

sure they get this stone behind and

get some cover.

3:42:133:42:21

Maybe this time, just about got it

right. Comes in nicely behind the

3:42:263:42:30

guard. Nice shot. Well played. Just

feel as if they are starting to get

3:42:303:42:37

a little bit more accurate. Anna

Sloan, missing one or two. Three

3:42:373:42:44

more stones in this end.

3:42:443:42:51

more stones in this end. Zhou Yan,

very experienced. Has played with

3:42:543:42:55

Wang Bingyu, very much since their

early days. Looking to take both of

3:42:553:43:01

these here.

3:43:013:43:09

these here. She misses the other

British stone, but rolls across.

3:43:093:43:20

So, crucial we can try and get two

here. Anna Sloan, going to come down

3:43:233:43:29

with her last stone and it will be

less than two Eve Muirhead. Still

3:43:293:43:37

sitting with the advantage to China

leading 5-3 as we come towards the

3:43:373:43:44

end of the seventh end.

CLARE BALDING: As Anna Sloan tries

3:43:443:43:50

to deliver that stone perfectly into

the house, we are heading into the

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one o'clock News.

3:43:553:43:56

Clare Balding presents live coverage on another busy day of action at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Eve Muirhead and her rink continue their efforts to reach the knockout stages in the women's curling. Muirhead led the team to victory at the European Championships at the end of last year so high hopes of repeating their medal-winning feat of four years ago. Also taking place is speed skating, biathlon and the women's aerials.


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