BBC One Day 8: Women's Skeleton Final and Short-track Semi-Final Winter Olympics


BBC One Day 8: Women's Skeleton Final and Short-track Semi-Final

13:15-16:30: Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present a busy afternoon of sport from the 2018 Winter Olympics, including the women's skeleton, women's curling and men's ice hockey.


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Hello. It's state of the games in

Pyeongchang but nine is the magic

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number on this special day, February

17, because there are nine gold

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medals on offer and one has gone to

Great Britain and Lizzy Yarnold, who

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has retained the bob skeleton titles

she claimed in Sochi. Laura Deas

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also taking the bronze, the third

skeleton muddle by Britain in this

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game is after Dom Parsons's bronze

in the men's -- skeleton muddle. We

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will hear from Lizzy Yarnold Laura

soon. Already another Olympic super

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Saturday for the British team. Not

for a century have Britain's Winter

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Olympics claimed multiple medals on

the same day.

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the same day. So, could Elise

Christie join them? Short track's

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triple world champion still waiting

for her Olympic breakthrough, will

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it finally come in the 1500 metres?

Lizzy has won that second gold. We

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reflect on another slice of history

for her as she becomes the first

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skeleton racer ever to retain title.

-- a title. Gold and bronze for

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Britain at the Sliding Centre.

Whatever happens today,

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Whatever happens today, Japan will

take medal for figure skating.

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take medal for figure skating. Our

first glimpse of American megastar

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Lindsey von as the ski women threw

themselves down the mountain in the

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super-g in a race of stunning

surprises. In 26 years of frenetic

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racing at the Winter Games in short

track speed skating there has been

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one British medal, Nicky Gooch,

bronze in Lillehammer 1994. He is

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now the coach of Elise Christie,

very much in her corner. As you know

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Elise Christie is a brilliant

athlete, a multiple European

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athlete, a multiple world champion,

but success is never come away at

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the Olympics. It wasn't just Nicky

in her corner today but everyone in

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Great Britain, would it finally come

right for her in the 1500 metres?

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She was one of three British skaters

in this event today. In the second

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She was one of three British skaters

in this event today. In the second

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heat Kathryn Thomson eating in her

first games was the first Briton to

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go and to go out. Thompson needed to

be in the top three to advance to

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the semis but she finished fourth.

Elise Christie and Charlotte

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Gilmartin progressed and in the

first of three semifinals, Kim of

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South

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South Korea is to way through to

fight the medals. And so as they

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crossed the line, it was Charlotte

Gilmartin to try her luck, watched

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by Wilf O'Reilly and Simon

Brotherton. COMMENTATOR: Let's go on

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with the second of these three

semifinals. There is Charlotte

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Gilmartin. Work to do here with

seven laps to go. Down she goes

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again, Gilmartin has crashed out

just as she did in the heats of the

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500 metres, but she is back on her

skates and back up and running on

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the ice but a lap behind everybody

else. In the front

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else. In the front it is Ter Mors

ahead of Fontana. Bringing up the

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rear from the leading

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rear from the leading group is

Kikuchi of Japan.

Ter Mors moving

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into first place with three laps to

go so we will have to wait and see

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what happens.

Fontana wasn't about

to give away. Ter Mors leads the way

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in front, Fontana in second place,

she goes out wide,

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she goes out wide, Kikuchi

travelling in third. First two over

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the line Ter Mors and Fontana, and

is Lockett of Australia crashed, and

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unable to challenge for the final.

We have a and B finals in these

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events, the B final leg merely to

determine the final placing. This is

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the second semifinal and here is

Charlotte Gilmartin.

Couldn't see

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what happened there but she is

trying to come up the inside. The

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Italian completely blocking her out.

Confirmation of the results, Ter

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Mors of the Netherlands and Fontana

going through.

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Here we go. Elise Christie needs to

finish in the first two to get into

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the Olympic final.

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the Olympic final. Minjeong on the

inside,

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inside, Christie, Yang of China and

multi of Canada.

Will Christie adapt

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the same tactics student in the

first round, and leave it for a

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final burst of speed at the end? I'm

convinced looking at the field there

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is no real specialist 1500 metres

skaters in this race so that is

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probably the tactics, the race plan

she will adapt to. Choi sat

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comfortably behind

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comfortably behind Christie.

In the

first race of the day Christie was

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confident enough in her speeds to

bide her time early on, and this is

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what she has done initially, just

moving up a little, in front of Yang

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Maltais into second place. Remember

Christie has to finish in the first

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two here. Moves into second place

behind Li. Tight up the front, not

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too much room there, the two Chinese

athletes dominate up to now with

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seven to go.

Christie skating nice

lines going into the turn. Not going

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into tight or being forced to be

squeezed onto that first block. She

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is still looking very comfortable

indeed as Maltais tries to attack

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around the outside.

Maltais makes a

move round the outside, suddenly

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Christie looking boxed in our

Maltais makes her move so it is

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Maltais, Zhou, Li and Christie with

four laps to go. Maltais has a

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little bit of a gap here, Maltais,

going for a longer one, Zhou is

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there an Christie has work to do now

because Ming Jeong comes round the

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outside -- Choi comes round the

outside. Two laps to go, Christie

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just a little bit patient, doesn't

want to crash into Zhou now the race

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is on. Christie in third place, Choi

leads the way and it is between Zhou

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and Christie as they come round the

final bend, and they both crash.

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Christie has crashed again in the

semifinal, right on the final bend,

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yet again, she ends up in a

distraught heap on the floor. She

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was almost there, she was almost

about to qualify, she could see the

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line in front of her, and what is

more, -- once more, Elise Christie

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this time tangling with the Chinese

athlete, ends up on the deck against

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the padding up the side of the

track. Choi qualifies first.

My

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heart goes out to this young lady.

She skated a fantastic race. You can

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see there. I hope there has been no

cut. It appeared as if Li might have

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cut her blade into Christie's cut

resistant racing suit. In the side

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of the right skate. An awful

disaster. You can see that there

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again. She will be taken off by

stretcher. So, a disaster here for

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Elise Christie.

What terrible

pictures for the second time in a

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few days.

She's coming around the

outside, and of course, we only see

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the angle here, we can see whether

she has passed Li of China, she

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clearly hasn't passed her, and maybe

the knock of the left shoulder on Li

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causes Li to go down, then Li... We

can get the rotation picture, we

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need to go back a little bit, she

clearly takes Christie out. The big

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question is, it is Elise in front of

Li at this point?

The other big

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question at this moment of time of

course, is hopefully she is not

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badly injured. Elise Christie is now

being placed on a stretcher, and

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while the judges reach their

conclusions on that semifinal, Elise

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Christie and Valerie Maltais have

received a

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received a penalty,. Unfortunately

the sad scene we are seeing is of

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the stretcher being wheeled from the

arena with Elise Christie lying on

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top of it. They are the qualifiers

for the A final, and unfortunately

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the world champion is not among

those who will race for gold earlier

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today -- later today. Here is the

line-up for the final and the home

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crowd beside themselves with

excitement at the possibility of

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Choi claiming the middle.

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Ter Mors looking for the first Dutch

goal. Choi makes her move. She has

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the speed. Daylight now. The crowd

are getting really excited here.

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Choi is one lap from the gold medal

in the Olympic Games. She is

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streaking away from everybody else

here and the battle now is for

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second place, gold for Choi, second

place for Li of China, Boutin of

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Canada takes third, bronze for her,

but the home crowd have what they

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wanted to see, a gold for Choi, the

big favourite going into this race.

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She was favourite going into the 500

metres, she got the penalty, and now

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she has gold.

Ter -- Choi didn't

finish the last race, she didn't

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finish the final, but she finished

this one in style.

The coach is

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there really enjoying this, the

12,000 spectators in the arena

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loving every minute of this, and you

can see the emotion on her face, she

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can't believe it.

When she made her

move, what a blistering turn of

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pace. Nobody could live with it.

This is superb skating, going around

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the outside, clearly firing on all

cylinders, making it look so easy,

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her power to weight ratio is so

phenomenal.

An extraordinary burst

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of pace that left everybody else

racing for the other medals for

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silver. A great race -- great race

from the 17-year-old Ter -- Li from

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China who timed her effort well. A

dominant victory for Choi. We

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shouldn't forget she was the overall

world champion at 16. She has seven

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world titles of various descriptions

and is still only 19, including

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twice the overall world champion.

This topped with Lott, winning the

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gold in front of a home crowd.

STUDIO:

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gold in front of a home crowd.

STUDIO:, a hometown for Korea. Elise

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Christie not so much smiling. After

the collision police Christie was

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taken to

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the collision police Christie was

taken to hospital. Her boyfriend

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told the BBC she is looking to

compete in the final event, the 1000

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metres, on Tuesday, and you have to

admire her bouncing back if she can

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do that, everything crossed for her

for Tuesday. Yesterday Dom Parsons

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kept alive Britain's proud record in

skeleton bob at the Olympic Games

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because in all seven editions the

sport has featured in the games

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since 1928, a British slider has

always ended up on the podium. We

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are a world power in this one, great

to see! The problem is, we have

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never had two sliders on the same

podium. Would that change today?

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Defending champion Lizzy Yarnold was

attempting to make history by

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becoming the first bob skeleton site

ever -- slider to defend the title

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is and Wrexham's Laura Deas was in

with a shout as well. Let's show you

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the standings. Jacqueline Loelling

ahead of them all, and Janine

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the standings. Jacqueline Loelling

ahead of them all, and Janine flop

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very much in the mix, but just two

sense of a second between first and

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fourth places. It is the blink of an

eye, so here we go, in the

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commentary box 2010 Vancouver

champion Amy Williams alongside John

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Jackson and John Hunt. COMMENTATOR:

Round three goes from the leaders

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down, 1-20, and ready to go,

Jacqueline Loelling. This is the

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young German who has dominated this

event for the last two years. She

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leads just a fraction, 200th of

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leads just a fraction, 200th of a

second ahead. Four-time winner in

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the World Cup. She is one of the

slowest starters, her best start has

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been 5.34 in the early rounds,

Loelling under way, and slow again,

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5.42, but she has a happy habit of

making up good speed through the

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run.

She is one of the most

consistent sliders we have here. Is

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that start going to be her Achilles'

heel? Will the girls are out start

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her drive faster? She did not make

one mistake yesterday. Is that the

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mistake that will cost her or will

she allow the other girls to move up

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as they start coming in, especially

the British girls. She has been the

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best slider so far.

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52.04 which is OK but only average

when you bear in mind what so many

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of the girls did in-run number one.

Second placed Austria's Janine

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Flock. Austria have never won a

medal in this. Flock seems to be at

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her best. She was former world

number one back in 2015. She's got a

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much quicker start habitually. She's

pretty close to 5.17 once again.

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Probably nerves in the legs which is

increasing the tension. She's a

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solid rider and when she gets it

right, she flies. Let's see here, on

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her first run yesterday she hit the

wall coming out of that nine. She

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had a really great run in the

second. Is all about getting the

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steers in the right place.

Minimising those oscillations, the

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highs and the lows. That was really

good from Janine She really wants an

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Olympic medal.

Down they come to 14,

two bends to go the Flock. 15 can be

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tricky. The final bend, oscillations

to finish with an she's finished

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ahead of Loelling. She's the tenth

of a second ahead of Loelling.

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Janine Flock giving it everything.

The coach is going to be thrilled

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with that.

Lots of British fans here

and key five minutes coming up for

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the Britons. Lizzy Yarnold, Olympic

champion from Sochi. She goes third,

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starting this run a tenth of a

second off the lead, as was

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Loelling. We are looking for a start

time of sub 5.20, that would be

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lovely to send Yarnold on her way.

Decent start.

Lizzie made mistakes

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yesterday which is why she is now

behind. If she puts a big run in

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here like she did on the first run

yesterday, she will be in the lead

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at the bottom. Her first run

yesterday was phenomenal. Now she's

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coming to the part of the track,

she's already made mistakes in the

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second run. This is the important

one, she needs to nail this

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straight. That's not so bad, she's

coming to back corner OK. She's

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keeping herself in the mix with the

Austrian slider.

Not going to be

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much between it as Yarnold heads to

the finish. 15 looked fine. Did that

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tap on ten cost her son 's speed? It

did but only a tiny bit. Yarnold

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only to hundredths off the lead.

When she took that hit it was

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parallel, has led wasn't skidding

into it and then continued straight

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into corner 12.

From Lizzy Yarnold

to Laura Deas. Starting this third

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run in fourth place, she has

probably been the most consistent in

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terms of time of all of these

athletes over the first two runs.

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Again, a fast starter. We are

looking

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looking for 5.10 as a start. She's

away nicely.

She is so strong, so

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powerful. Her background is

equestrianism. She trains so hard in

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the Jim every single day. It really

pays off having the best start here.

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Can she work with this track, can

she find the speed from every one of

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these corners? She absolutely nailed

it. That's the best we've seen. Run

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one yesterday she didn't get quite

right, she got it back on to run

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two.

Speed dropping off slightly

relative to Flock. Not separated by

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much at the line. Speed dropped off

quite dramatically, Laura Deas.

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Laura stays in place, and she's 19

hundredths off the leader Janine

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Flock. A significant five minutes,

highly significant. Deas has done

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fine and now Flock leads from Lizzy

Yarnold, Loelling, Flock is in

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fourth place.

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fourth place. Anna Fernstaedt is so

young, she's just 21. Anna

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Fernstaedt is not a good starter.

She's put herself under immense

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pressure if she is to try and close

on these fronts for.

The difference

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is between having a fast start and a

slow start. With a fast start, you

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can make little errors and get away

with them. When you have a slow

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start like the Germans, you have to

be perfect everywhere. What the

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Germans are very good at doing that

because they build speed. As she

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comes round 12, you can't hear her

as much as you could Laura. Maybe

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that's why Laura lost a bit of

speed. She's not really gaining so

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their equipment isn't working.

Interesting to see how much that

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closes. She's breathing down Laura

Deas's neck for fourth place. She

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found some impetus there are.

She

did. It is about the lined at the

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bottom of the track where she is

finding speed and building and

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building and building.

Fernstaedt

has improved her position. Next,

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going six, another German, Tina

Hermann. She's had identical starts

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so far, both 5.24. She's a tiny bit

slower.

A struggle to get the

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perfect line she wanted into corner

one. She's an incredible driver and

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are expected to see her a bit

further up the field. Let's see what

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she can do today. If she's thought

about it with her coaches overnight.

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Normally throughout the training

runs you have videos on entrances

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and exits of each corner, you go

home and study them and see what the

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perfect line is and what other

sliders. On race day you've got to

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go out there and do it.

Can Hermann

close

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close like Fernstaedt did? Hermann

crosses the line and she's trimmed

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off a bit of the deficit, to go a

tenth behind Fernstaedt. Those two

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Germans Fernstaedt and Hermann have

kept a bit of pressure on Deas. We

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were wondering whether this might be

a four athlete racer the medals,

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possibly. Fernstaedt and Hermann

have kept themselves alive. As

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things stand, Janine Flock leads by

just a whisker from Lizzy Yarnold

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the defending champion. Laura Deas

still right in the mix in fourth.

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And now we come to the potential

medallists.

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medallists. Hermann is two tenths of

a second of Jacqueline Loelling. The

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thing with Hermann is, she's been

improving and improving all the way.

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If you're looking for times, 51.8 or

better would put some pressure on

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Deas or Jacqueline Loelling.

She had

a 51.83. She's found the groove

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today and the settings she needed to

tweak. This is going to put pressure

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on the next two or three sliders.

Whether it's good enough to get her

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into the medals I'm not too sure, it

will totally put pressure on

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Fernstaedt and Laura Deas.

The

tricky 15th to negotiate. Lovely

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from Hermann. She's had a good

Olympic Games, and she goes 51.8

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which we thought she would need to

crank the pressure up on the other

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five who are looking for medals.

That was an incredible run. She's

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got the fastest pushed out of all

the Germans. She is tiny. That was a

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beautiful run.

Carbon copy, Anna

Fernstaedt. Improvements seem right

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the way through the competition.

She's 14 hundredths of Hermann.

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Laura Deas is next of course. Anna

Fernstaedt needs to do what Hermann

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has just done.

Has start a bit

slower but that was the best art of

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her competition so far. She's giving

it 110%. She wants to beat her

0:26:220:26:27

German rival, probably best friend.

When you get here on race day you

0:26:270:26:33

are each for your own. You and your

thread need to get down to the

0:26:330:26:37

bottom as fast as you can. So far

this is looking good. She's having

0:26:370:26:45

to control it there, just slightly

controlled the skid. So far pretty

0:26:450:26:50

clean, but the time is bleeding away

a bit more. Like most of the

0:26:500:26:55

Germans, can she make it back in the

spot and three corners?

They are

0:26:550:26:59

really good at holding speed.

Hermann keeps her nose in front.

0:26:590:27:05

Hermann moves up to fifth place.

Hold it together!

How are we at

0:27:050:27:13

home? Laura Deas goes next to Great

Britain in fourth place. Let's not

0:27:130:27:24

forget the Laura it is her first

Olympic Games, aged 29. Stunningly

0:27:240:27:30

consistent, good starter. We want

that 51.8 or better. First we need

0:27:300:27:38

the usual good start. Can she get

under 5.1 to give her a cracking

0:27:380:27:43

shot? She's got it. Laura Deas has a

super start.

Can she hold it

0:27:430:27:51

together now? She's got to stay

calm. She'll have seen everyone

0:27:510:27:55

slowly leaving the changing rooms.

Just using her feet. She's got quite

0:27:550:27:59

a big lead. Perfect lines, perfect

sliding.

Four tenths up on Hermann.

0:27:590:28:08

She's got her eyes on the medal if

she can.

Now she can't clip into

0:28:080:28:16

that corner... Perfect. She's

improved on that. We've got to hope

0:28:160:28:21

the exit of nine was enough to keep

her moving up the leaderboard.

Bend

0:28:210:28:26

15. Lovely, right up the middle.

Slightly high on the entrance to 16.

0:28:260:28:32

She's confirmed as fourth at the

very worst. Laura Deas has done all

0:28:320:28:38

she can, will it be enough? 51.9,

I'm not sure...

She wasn't quite as

0:28:380:28:48

relaxed as she was on her previous

run. She knows she wants to move up.

0:28:480:28:53

Just there, that's what probably did

it. She didn't have the perfect line

0:28:530:28:58

she had on the run before. She did

perfect her steer and didn't clip.

0:28:580:29:03

Let's see what's going to happen.

She is there, still in the

0:29:030:29:10

leaderboard.

Jacqueline Loelling,

two years of complete excellence.

0:29:100:29:18

She admitted to nerves that the

start of the competition. Loelling

0:29:180:29:26

has got 252 second runs to her name.

If she does that here, Loelling is

0:29:260:29:33

in trouble. She's had a magnificent

two years, really the worlds best

0:29:330:29:39

Loelling is ranked number one in the

world and has a phenomenal track

0:29:390:29:43

record. She's been up there winning

medals week in week out. She's had

0:29:430:29:49

for podium finishes. She truly

believes to be up here on the

0:29:490:29:52

podium.

How is it looking to you,

John?

The deficit is from the start

0:29:520:29:58

but she's making little mistakes

here. Is this going to be the run

0:29:580:30:02

that sees Laura Deas move up into a

medal? That's a big skid. That could

0:30:020:30:07

be the mistake that is going to give

Laura Deas what she needs. She's

0:30:070:30:13

still building speed...

Second blast

curve, she was wide. Nothing between

0:30:130:30:22

Fernstaedt and Laura Deas...

Loelling just touches Laura Deas

0:30:220:30:25

out. She does what she does all of

the time and that is a fine speed,

0:30:250:30:30

very, very late. She's got amazing

credentials. Fernstaedt guaranteed a

0:30:300:30:35

medal. Lizzy Yarnold next --

Loelling guaranteed a medal. Can

0:30:350:30:43

Lizzy Yarnold make history and

Winick -- win it again?

0:30:430:30:53

She has started well and needs to

focus on the track. Don't worry

0:30:530:30:57

about the German or the Austrian,

she needs to put in a perfect run,

0:30:570:31:01

she cannot make a mistake at all on

this run, everything looking good so

0:31:010:31:05

far, the lines are good, good

control, building speeds at this

0:31:050:31:11

corner drops away into nine. This is

crucial. Look at the Gap, she has

0:31:110:31:18

half a second. Will this run give

her her second gold medal and

0:31:180:31:26

defence her Olympic title?

Spend 15

to negotiate. She had a big lead

0:31:260:31:31

over Loelling, this could be at

least silver for Lizzy Yarnold, she

0:31:310:31:35

goes to the front and how! Look at

the time, 51.46 to pile the pressure

0:31:350:31:42

on Janine Flock.

That is a gold

medal winning run, I am sure of it.

0:31:420:31:47

We are looking at the two-time

Olympic champion.

That was a track

0:31:470:31:53

record, unbelievable, yes she made a

mistake but she had so much time in

0:31:530:31:56

her bag to be able to play with. I

really believe that Lizzy Yarnold

0:31:560:32:02

has just popped down potentially a

gold medal run, but, Janine, hold it

0:32:020:32:07

together, girl, you have a good push

and she can do this. Mentally she

0:32:070:32:10

needs to focus.

For Austria, who

have never won a medal, Janine

0:32:100:32:17

Flock, former world number one,

needs the run of her 28 years to tip

0:32:170:32:22

out Lizzy Yarnold. It looks a big

ask. She has a decent enough start,

0:32:220:32:28

5.2 to.

That will not be enough, she

made a little mistake there, this

0:32:280:32:33

will drop away, she has lost time.

This is how good Lizzy's run was,

0:32:330:32:39

one mistake and already she is tenth

behind. Can she get control and

0:32:390:32:44

build up down the run? This is not

about her staying in front of Lizzy.

0:32:440:32:50

Is she going to drop behind the

silver or even the bronze? It is a

0:32:500:32:55

big gap back to Laura Deas, the run

is good, looking like she will hold

0:32:550:33:00

onto a bronze position but time is

dropping away.

All the time. Looks

0:33:000:33:05

like Lizzy Yarnold will win gold

again. Where will Flock finish, has

0:33:050:33:10

Deas got a medal in her? Flock is

fourth, Yarnold wins gold again!

0:33:100:33:16

CHEERING Laura Deas has won bronze

as well.

0:33:160:33:20

Lizzy Yarnold, what a performance,

the first British athlete to

0:33:200:33:25

successfully defend her Olympic

title, and for Laura Deas, who

0:33:250:33:30

dreams of medals at Badminton and

Birley, she now has one at the

0:33:300:33:35

Olympic Games. Geneva Flock

crestfallen, you have to feel for

0:33:350:33:41

her.

We now have a gold medal and a

bronze medal by Laura Deas. There is

0:33:410:33:49

her fiance. There will be a big

party tonight in team Great Britain.

0:33:490:33:55

Lizzy Yarnold won gold by nearly

half a second, Jacqueline Loelling

0:33:550:34:00

in silver, and the wonderful bronze

medal for Laura Deas. Celebrations

0:34:000:34:05

all-round.

0:34:050:34:09

CHEERING

0:34:090:34:13

OK, are we ready?

How are you feeling to rack up a

0:34:130:34:21

gold medal in Sochi with another

here?

I am exhausted! Yesterday

0:34:210:34:27

after the first run I almost pulled

out of the competition because my

0:34:270:34:31

chest infection was so uncomfortable

and I couldn't breathe, so my physio

0:34:310:34:35

gave me talking to and said, you can

do it, and if it wasn't for every

0:34:350:34:41

single one of the team and my coach

I wouldn't be here right now so I am

0:34:410:34:46

hugely grateful to them.

You haven't

found the pressure easy, an enormous

0:34:460:34:50

amount of pressure on your shoulders

in this game.

I love pressure, I

0:34:500:34:55

enjoy pressure, it is a privilege

and if it wasn't for the support of

0:34:550:35:02

everyone at home, my family, my

husband...

Wanted to say to you?

At

0:35:020:35:07

the end? I have no idea?

How your

runs from a technical point of view?

0:35:070:35:14

The second run yesterday I was just

trying to get down so it didn't

0:35:140:35:19

matter what happened, so I could

fight another day today. Today I

0:35:190:35:23

made a couple of mistakes on the

straight but it is all about

0:35:230:35:27

believing in whatever happens,

taking the hits when they come at

0:35:270:35:30

getting back on line. Wardy, my

first coach, taught me to do the

0:35:300:35:35

basics well and have form and

confidence. I am relieved to have

0:35:350:35:39

done the race had been consistent

and Laura and I are on the podium

0:35:390:35:43

together.

More relief than enjoyment

or a vicious mix?

Exhaustion mainly!

0:35:430:35:47

LAUGHTER

0:35:470:35:50

or a vicious mix?

Exhaustion mainly!

LAUGHTER.

I'm going to cough, sorry!

0:35:500:35:54

What was it like before you went,

did you relish being a fraction

0:35:540:36:00

behind?

I relished it, if she had

won, rightly so, because the best

0:36:000:36:06

athlete wins so I was looking

forward to being able to chase her.

0:36:060:36:12

Women in sport pushy server and

pushed the platform of success and

0:36:120:36:15

that is a good thing for everyone --

push each other.

What you have left

0:36:150:36:20

to do in this sport?

LAUGHTER

I

don't know! I just want to take a

0:36:200:36:25

nap!

Well-deserved.

Thank you!

Laura

Deas...

0:36:250:36:42

Deas...

Deep breath, in a is

doubtless, it amazing that you.

I

0:36:420:36:47

can't believe it's happening. I knew

I could do it, and I thought it

0:36:470:36:50

would be snatched away. When Janine

came down behind me I just couldn't

0:36:500:36:56

believe it was happening, I am so

pleased Lizzy as well, a dream come

0:36:560:37:01

true.

You were so consistent in all

your runs, you must have been happy

0:37:010:37:06

overnight, won't you?

It was a good

position to be chasing the pack into

0:37:060:37:11

today and I always knew the

consistency would win the day, and I

0:37:110:37:16

am just really pleased to put down

that last run. I can barely feel my

0:37:160:37:21

legs, I was so nervous, but I just

did it, and I can't believe this is

0:37:210:37:26

real!

And even then there was an

agonising couple of minutes

0:37:260:37:31

afterwards.

Yes, I didn't think I

had done enough, I didn't think it

0:37:310:37:36

would happen, and I watched Janine

make mistakes earlier on the track

0:37:360:37:39

and I thought, maybe, then the

further she came down the track I

0:37:390:37:44

thought, maybe, but you don't know

on this track until the last split

0:37:440:37:49

comes in. Magical!

You have come to

your first Olympics and probably

0:37:490:37:57

slip better than ever before,

haven't you?

I think I have done

0:37:570:38:02

myself proud!

You've certainly done

that.

I always knew four consistent

0:38:020:38:06

runs would put me in a strong

position so that was my goal from

0:38:060:38:09

the start.

Life will change, you

know?

Yeah, I can't believe it!

Well

0:38:090:38:17

done.

Thank you.

Congratulations to

Laura, and of course to Lizzy,

0:38:170:38:25

because with Amy Williams's Goldin

Vancouver then back to back for

0:38:250:38:30

Lizzy Yarnold, three golds in a row

in bob skeleton for Britain's women,

0:38:300:38:34

and the last time Britain achieved

back-to-back golds was figure

0:38:340:38:40

skating. Christopher Dean was part

of that with Jayne Torvill, John

0:38:400:38:48

Curry, Robin Cousins and you guys.

Your reaction first of all to being

0:38:480:38:52

able to take that pressure and come

back and win consecutive gold

0:38:520:38:56

medals, how much do you admire that

in Lizzy Yarnold?

Amazing ability

0:38:560:39:01

just to sustain over that period and

keep the training up, be physically

0:39:010:39:06

on your game all the time then come

back and achieve that, it's an

0:39:060:39:11

amazing feeling.

And with a chest

infection, and she smashed their own

0:39:110:39:15

track record in the last run, two

tense of the second, that is the

0:39:150:39:20

mentality of an Olympic champion, a

double Olympic champion.

Mind of

0:39:200:39:25

steel, and the chest infection will

not get in the way.

We would train

0:39:250:39:29

when we were ill, when we had

injuries, because that would happen

0:39:290:39:34

when you are at the Olympics, and

clearly Lizzy also.

Extraordinary

0:39:340:39:41

scenes and history in the making. We

would surely get more reaction to

0:39:410:39:45

that of the afternoon goes on but

when we reflect back on figure

0:39:450:39:49

skating's finest hour for Great

Britain, you had ten years apart

0:39:490:39:55

before coming back and trying to win

another gold medal, from 84-94. Can

0:39:550:40:01

you tell us about why you decided to

put yourself through the Olympic

0:40:010:40:06

ring and the circumstances that led

to that?

I think we were mad, to be

0:40:060:40:13

honest! It was all about the

challenge. What happens is we turned

0:40:130:40:18

professional, so we start to skate

and earn money, and the Olympics at

0:40:180:40:23

that time, you could be professional

and go back, but the rules had

0:40:230:40:28

changed a lot that was the first

year they did that. So got

0:40:280:40:33

eligibility back and for us it was a

challenge, something we didn't do we

0:40:330:40:37

would have regretted it.

We have

been allowing ourselves when Chris

0:40:370:40:41

is in the studio to give ourselves

what we call eight for and Dean

0:40:410:40:45

time-out and we will do it again,

because you mentioned is 1994. We

0:40:450:40:52

will see the men's programme

shortly. Let's remind ourselves of

0:40:520:40:56

the night when you are Jayne skated

on the wold wide audience and 20

0:40:560:41:01

million people in Britain when they

face the music and danced.

0:41:010:41:10

COMMENTATOR:

Four minutes will

decide whether medals go in this

0:41:100:41:16

Olympic Games. -- where the medals

go.

0:41:160:41:23

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

0:45:120:45:19

That is absolutely marvellous. What

a tremendous reception. STUDIO:

0:45:220:45:33

Bronze medal, you were robbed!

0:45:330:45:34

a tremendous reception. STUDIO:

Bronze medal, you were robbed! The

0:45:340:45:37

judges didn't like it so much, was

it the pesky somersault that did it

0:45:370:45:44

for you?

That's what they laid claim

to but we thought it looked good.

0:45:440:45:48

You still maintain strong

connections in choreography terms

0:45:480:45:54

with the Olympic Games. You

choreograph the gold medal winning

0:45:540:45:56

routine of the Germans in the pairs.

We have been having a feature called

0:45:560:46:05

#AskChris. A good one came in the

other day that said, did you ever

0:46:050:46:08

consider doing the men's individual

skating before you teamed up with

0:46:080:46:13

different partners in dance?

I tried

it for two weeks and then people

0:46:130:46:18

said for my safety maybe I shouldn't

do with Pennywell. I was going to

0:46:180:46:22

hurt myself -- maybe I shouldn't do

it any more.

This is going to be the

0:46:220:46:31

first men's without the

0:46:310:46:41

first men's without the charismatic

Pluchenko. When you look back on his

0:46:410:46:44

influence it was significant over

the years.

Heap brought charisma to

0:46:440:46:52

the sport. Very masculine,

identified with the audience. A

0:46:520:47:00

character on ice. It's become very

technical, very difficult,

0:47:000:47:06

character on ice. It's become very

technical, very difficult, very

0:47:060:47:06

athletic. He was able to pull back

together but at the same time his

0:47:060:47:10

personality was strong and people

identified with him. I think maybe

0:47:100:47:13

that's what's happening with Hanyu

from Japan.

The then 19-year-old

0:47:130:47:22

Yuzuru Hanyu who came through to

become the first male skater to win

0:47:220:47:26

gold from Japan and he became an

instant megastar.

0:47:260:47:34

instant megastar. Figure skating in

Japan was already established, they

0:47:350:47:38

had gold already.

His athletic

ability and

0:47:380:47:42

had gold already.

His athletic

ability and also the style, his

0:47:420:47:44

grace, his ease on the ice and

technical ability was second to

0:47:440:47:48

none.

Indeed. Today he was trying to

do something which hadn't been done

0:47:480:47:54

since 1952, to win back-to-back gold

medals. It was last done in Oslo by

0:47:540:47:59

Dick Button the American.

Extraordinarily when you look back

0:47:590:48:04

at his influence, he was the first

to complete a triple jump in any

0:48:040:48:09

competition, how things have

changed.

We were talking about that.

0:48:090:48:12

It's taken 60 years to get to the

quads. Maybe in another 60 years

0:48:120:48:18

will get to the quint? You never

know.

Quadruple rotation is what

0:48:180:48:23

it's about. If you don't have it,

you're not in the club. Let's check

0:48:230:48:29

the standings before we go into the

free programmes.

0:48:290:48:39

Watching what is really one of the

special occasions of any games, the

0:48:440:48:51

1980s men's Olympic champion, Robin

cousins and Katherine Downes.

0:48:510:48:57

COMMENTATOR: Now Young Nathan Chen,

which Nathan are we going to see on

0:48:570:49:02

the ice today? He's just 18, he's

received a real lashing in the

0:49:020:49:08

American press over the last few

days because of huge mistakes in

0:49:080:49:12

short programmes in both the team

event and here individually. This

0:49:120:49:17

could be great, the pressure is off.

0:49:170:49:27

Quat lutz, glorious there to open.

0:49:330:49:43

Second quad... Quadruple flip,

double toe loop.

0:50:000:50:09

Another quart flip, hands down but

rotation none.

0:50:270:50:33

rotation none. -- quad flip.

0:50:350:50:42

Quadruple toe loop, triple toe loop.

0:51:470:51:56

And another.

0:51:590:52:07

And another. Quadruple Salchow that

time.

0:52:230:52:36

This is the performance he needed to

give.

0:52:510:53:03

CHEERING

0:53:420:53:47

I'll show you says Nathan Chen!

Write me off as a flash in the pan

0:53:490:53:53

at your peril. He answers his

critics with some whopping quads.

0:53:530:53:58

History has been made. One, two,

three, four, five, six quadruple

0:53:580:54:05

jumps. That's the one with the hand

down but again, the rotation,

0:54:050:54:09

there's no question about him

getting around there, and a whopping

0:54:090:54:20

83.90 points from those quadruple

jumps alone.

Nathan Chen was the

0:54:200:54:25

first man to land five quadruple

jumps during a free skate, he is now

0:54:250:54:29

the first man and six quadruple

jumps, and at the Olympics as well.

0:54:290:54:35

CHEERING

Bowl.

0:54:350:54:40

Bowl. 215.08. -- wow.

That is a new

world record.

And a 40 point lead

0:54:410:54:49

the Nathan Chen.

0:54:490:54:56

the Nathan Chen. Vincent Zhou,

Nathan Chen's mini me. He's 17. The

0:54:560:55:04

world junior champion, he looked

really good in the warm up. Can he

0:55:040:55:09

match his countryman?

0:55:090:55:15

match his countryman?

Five quadruple

jumps planned for Vincent. The

0:55:150:55:21

opening one is the most difficult,

quadruple lutz. Which in the warm up

0:55:210:55:26

he made easily. With a triple toe

loop on the end, that was absolutely

0:55:260:55:35

superb.

0:55:350:55:39

Made the rotation on the quadruple

flip, just fell off the landing.

0:55:530:55:58

Credit will be given, though.

0:55:580:56:03

Is be there for the quadruple

Salchow. --

0:56:130:56:21

Salchow. -- easily there.

0:56:210:56:25

A big element coming up, going for a

second quadruple lutz and he's got

0:57:300:57:34

it.

0:57:340:57:38

And there's the toe loop. Five quads

on paper, five done.

0:57:440:57:55

Triple Axel, double toe loop.

0:58:060:58:12

And the last triple Axel, that's the

big element is done. Not the

0:58:220:58:26

greatest landing, but it was there.

0:58:260:58:32

Wow. Triple lutz, loop, triple flip.

Huge points there on the entry. --

0:59:220:59:31

on the end.

0:59:310:59:37

CHEERING

0:59:370:59:45

17-year-old Vincent Zhou follows up

a stunning short programme with a

0:59:450:59:49

brilliant, brilliant performance in

the free skate. Five quads. If we

0:59:490:59:54

hadn't seen six from Nathan Chen we

would be up out of our seats. The

0:59:541:00:00

brilliance is making us complacent.

It is. He did slip out of the

1:00:001:00:05

landing on the quad flip so it

wasn't pristine, but it was

1:00:051:00:10

credited. Again, 20 points from that

first quad lutz triple toe loop

1:00:101:00:16

combination. Huge scores.

1:00:161:00:22

192.16, an enormous season 's best

from Vincent Djourou. Bo Yang Jing

1:00:231:00:32

-- Bo Yang Jing, a great short

programme has kept him in. Here he

1:00:321:00:45

is with his programme, Shooting For

The Stars.

1:00:451:00:53

Four quadruple jumps planned in this

programme.

1:00:551:01:01

The first one will be the lutz.

It

almost hit the edge.

And it was

1:01:051:01:17

glorious, but how close was that the

wall?

1:01:171:01:27

wall? The second one planned now is

the quadruple Sal

1:01:271:01:37

the quadruple Sal -- Salchow. He's

got that as well.

1:01:371:01:43

Triple Axel loop, triple Salchow.

1:01:501:01:56

Quadruple toe loop. Oh, and down.

Completely off kilter on the

1:03:121:03:20

take-off of that.

1:03:201:03:27

Has another one planned, so can he

do it in the combination?

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Yes, he can, but just with the

double toe loop.

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Triple axel.

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Triple lutz, triple toe loop.

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Triple flip.

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Going Galactic, Jin Boyang is

rocketing into the medals for now.

1:05:221:05:28

It doesn't inspire as an overall

performance. Under rotated their on

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the quad. It hasn't come up is under

rotated, but they haven't got a

1:05:321:05:38

chance of seeing that slow motion we

are seeing, and I would definitely

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call that under.

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call that under.

194.45, just enough

to knock Nathan Jones of the gold

1:05:501:05:53

medal position for now. How

comfortably will the weight of

1:05:531:05:57

history sit on the shoulders of this

man? Reigning Olympic and world

1:05:571:06:02

champion usurers and you looking to

be the first man to win consecutive

1:06:021:06:07

gold medals at the Olympics in 66

years since the American Dick Button

1:06:071:06:15

in 1948 and 1952.

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Opening jump is the quadruple

Salchow.

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CHEERING

He's got it.

It may not have appeared three times

1:06:281:06:36

in the warm up but it appeared, he

did everything to make it happen

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right here in the opening of this

free programme. Second quad planned.

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And there it is. Exquisite quadruple

toe loop.

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Triple flip.

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CHEERING Quadruple Salchow, triple

toe loop combination.

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Absolutely on the money.

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CHEERING

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CHEERING.

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Triple axel loop, triple Salchow.

1:09:221:09:28

Oh, saved on that triple lutz.

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CHEERING

1:10:101:10:10

CHEERING.

1:10:101:10:13

CHEERING

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CHEERING.

User Rouhani you -- user Rouhani

1:10:481:10:56

you, surely enough for him to retain

his Olympic title.

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his Olympic title. -- Yuzuru Hanyu.

Not the mind blowing programme we

1:11:071:11:11

saw before.

Did well not to put his

hand down so get credit for the

1:11:111:11:16

quad. Here the lutz, leaning,

leaning, leaning. Don't put the hand

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down! LAUGHTER

1:11:211:11:23

leaning, leaning. Don't put the hand

down! LAUGHTER.

So a new season's

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best, 20 point clear at the top of

the leaderboard, and that surely,

1:11:311:11:36

ladies and gentlemen, is the 2018

Olympic champion.

Fernandes, the

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two-time world champion, his sixth

consecutive European title just last

1:11:461:11:51

month, and he is only three points

behind user Rouhani you after the

1:11:511:11:57

short programme, and this is his

last Olympics, he will retire after

1:11:571:12:02

this and would dearly love to finish

with a medal.

I would say if he goes

1:12:021:12:08

clean with all the quality could do

it. -- with all the quads, he could

1:12:081:12:16

do it. Quadruple toe loop to open.

1:12:161:12:21

Second quad, then, in combination.

Quadruple Salchow, double toe loop.

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Would have liked quad- triple.

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Triple axel, triple toe loop. Those

are the points that he didn't get

1:13:031:13:10

after the quad.

1:13:101:13:18

Needs this second quadruple Salchow,

just a double.

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Triple axel. Lovely.

1:14:441:14:53

CHEERING

Guts and glory far Javier Fernandez.

1:16:301:16:34

He's won the World Championship

twice, never an Olympic medal.

1:16:341:16:40

Surely he'll be coming away from

Pyeongchang with one. What colour

1:16:401:16:44

will it be?

I think he needed that

Quad if he was going to be pushing

1:16:441:16:51

for that gold. But the performance

is glorious and he is so at home out

1:16:511:16:56

there and he loves it. And he

delivers.

He's so proud of the

1:16:561:17:02

legacy he'll leave in Spain.

Absolutely.

It's a season's best.

1:17:021:17:12

But it's not enough for the gold

medal. Its silver far Javier

1:17:121:17:16

Fernandez for now.

1:17:161:17:21

Fernandez for now. Shoma Uno knows

that he must go perfectly. He was

1:17:221:17:28

less than a point in front after the

short programme. Such a slender

1:17:281:17:35

grasp on the bronze medal.

1:17:351:17:41

grasp on the bronze medal.

I

absolutely love this programme. Uno

1:17:431:17:48

didn't have a great warm up. Down on

the first of his squads, the quad

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loop.

Could that be a middle gone?

Three more quads planned. The

1:17:561:18:06

programme collectively is so strong.

He won't want to make another

1:18:061:18:11

mistake. Second quad is the flip.

He's got it.

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Spread eagle into the triple Axel.

1:20:111:20:19

Quadruple toe loop, double toe loop.

Not the best landing on the double.

1:20:371:20:41

Two feet down.

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That was the fourth quad toe loop.

And the best one.

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And this will be crucial. Triple

Axel loop, triple flip, and that may

1:21:201:21:30

well be the bronze medal right

there.

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Triple Salchow, double toe loop.

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CHEERING

There was less than a point between

1:22:101:22:15

Shoma Uno and no medal at all. Has

he done enough to hang onto the

1:22:151:22:22

bronze medal position?

A deduction

for the fall. The last quad was the

1:22:221:22:31

best of all of them. But he delivers

such a strong performance, I would

1:22:311:22:38

like to think the component scores

will work in his favour.

He's not

1:22:381:22:47

only bumped Jin Boyang, he's bumped

Javier Fernandez as well. A Japanese

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1-2. CHEERING

Javier Fernandez will have to settle

1:22:521:22:55

for the bronze!

That's phenomenal

Uno.

Yuzuru Hanyu, back-to-back

1:22:551:23:05

Olympic titles and there are the

tears of a champion. Let's have a

1:23:051:23:13

look at the final confirmation.

Javier Fernandez, not the fairy tale

1:23:131:23:16

gold with which he would have wanted

to end his career. Pipped into

1:23:161:23:21

bronze medal position by Shoma Uno

with a fantastic final skate. Yuzuru

1:23:211:23:26

Hanyu, back-to-back Olympic titles

and he will surely go down as one of

1:23:261:23:30

the greatest ever skaters.

It wasn't

a gold, it wasn't a silver, but it

1:23:301:23:37

was an Olympic medal. Something I

always wanted. We put a lot of work

1:23:371:23:41

into this and I'm super happy that I

got it today.

I know you are very

1:23:411:23:48

good friends with Yuzuru Hanyu, what

did it mean to share the podium?

It

1:23:481:23:52

meant a lot. We work every day

almost together and we seek how hard

1:23:521:24:01

figure skating is. We put in a lot

of effort. To see both of us on the

1:24:011:24:05

podium, it makes us super happy.

1:24:051:24:09

of effort. To see both of us on the

podium, it makes us super happy.

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STUDIO: You've just witnessed the

greatest quad fest in history. The

1:24:091:24:15

New York Times was keeping close

watch on it, 45 attempts at quads,

1:24:151:24:25

34 landed. Extraordinary.

That was

just in the long programme. It's

1:24:251:24:28

gone down in history as the most

quads ever attempted in a

1:24:281:24:31

competition.

The most revolutionary?

Yes, OK. But, Yuzuru Hanyu becomes

1:24:311:24:40

the first back-to-back winner of the

gold.

Amazing and such a talented

1:24:401:24:46

skater and well-deserved. His style,

his ability. Just the

1:24:461:24:50

skater and well-deserved. His style,

his ability. Just the flow out of

1:24:501:24:52

those quad jumps is astounding. The

style and I liked the programme and

1:24:521:24:57

the choreography. He put everything

together. He stepped out of a couple

1:24:571:25:02

of jumps where he lost some points

but overall he is the standard. He's

1:25:021:25:08

the one everyone will be gunning for

in the future. Let's see he

1:25:081:25:13

continues after this.

There were big

screens in Tokyo setup. In the end

1:25:131:25:21

it was a significant collision of 11

points to win the gold, but he

1:25:211:25:25

didn't

1:25:251:25:26

points to win the gold, but he

didn't win the free skate.

You've

1:25:261:25:27

got the short programme and the long

programme. The long programme was

1:25:271:25:31

won by Nathan Chen.

1:25:311:25:33

programme. The long programme was

won by Nathan Chen. By a huge margin

1:25:331:25:35

as well, some nine points. He went

out and completed five quads, six

1:25:351:25:44

rotated, one he put his hand down

on. That's the most ever landed by a

1:25:441:25:50

man.

He took a lot of abuse. He was

one of America's shining stars but

1:25:501:25:56

in many respects would you say he's

redeemed himself?

Going forward to

1:25:561:26:03

Beijing, Scott Hamilton who was a

former Olympic champion said in his

1:26:031:26:06

first Olympics he finished fifth.

Nathan Chen finished fifth.

We shall

1:26:061:26:14

see in four years' time. Shame you

know, getting the silver. It's the

1:26:141:26:19

first time Japan have had two

athletes on the same podium since

1:26:191:26:23

1972. What was superior in his

routine to Fernandez in the end?

He

1:26:231:26:30

just had the technical ability but

on his component marks, his style,

1:26:301:26:35

he went down there clearly but his

choreography was passionate. His

1:26:351:26:42

style of skating. He is so deep into

the ice when he skates over the ice.

1:26:421:26:47

Look at the landing, the depth of

edge, the fluidity. Technically he

1:26:471:26:51

had more technical difficulty ban

Fernandez. But a great day for

1:26:511:26:59

Japan. I'm sure they will be both

superstars when they go back there.

1:26:591:27:03

Also in Spain, because this was

spraying's wonderful Javier

1:27:031:27:08

Fernandez getting their first medal

on ice ever.

I love his

1:27:081:27:14

storytelling. Whenever he's out

there there's always a theme. He

1:27:141:27:17

really connects with the audience.

Some of the other skaters, their

1:27:171:27:22

heads and eye lines tend to be down.

He's always focusing on the

1:27:221:27:26

audience. He engages them and the

audience get behind him. That can

1:27:261:27:33

give you a huge lift.

He's a former

two-time world champion but he's

1:27:331:27:36

never got an Olympic medal. How much

is the skating fraternity feeling

1:27:361:27:43

his delight at achieving it finally?

Absolutely. He's a skater's skater

1:27:431:27:48

as well, and he's a character.

People love to go and see him skate.

1:27:481:27:54

How would you rate that as an

Olympic occasion in the men's

1:27:541:27:59

programme?

I think it's one of the

best we've seen on all aspects. The

1:27:591:28:04

sport has lifted itself so high now.

How much further can

1:28:041:28:08

sport has lifted itself so high now.

How much further can we go in terms

1:28:081:28:09

of rotation?

Dick Button did his

triple in 52. 60 years later we are

1:28:091:28:18

up to quad. Maybe in 60 years will

get the quint!

It augurs well for

1:28:181:28:26

the next Olympics in Beijing. We are

looking forward to the ice dance

1:28:261:28:30

next.

That's my event, and I think

Jayne will be up here as well.

1:28:301:28:39

Always a pleasure. Thank you. From

ice to snow we go, because we are

1:28:391:28:47

now freestyle skiing in the

slopestyle. Great Britain had medal

1:28:471:28:50

hopes going into this event and many

of the other freestyle skiing events

1:28:501:28:55

as well. Before this event started

today for the women, there had been

1:28:551:29:01

no British medals ever won an snow.

For many of us who remember slalom

1:29:011:29:07

bronze in Salt Lake City in 2002,

that will always live long in our

1:29:071:29:12

hearts and minds. As you know it was

a common cold remedy which

1:29:121:29:18

eventually led to head testing

positive. Today Katie Summerhayes

1:29:181:29:20

and Izzy Atkin, who since the age of

15 has been competing for Great

1:29:201:29:29

Britain, were aiming to throw down a

history making run.

1:29:291:29:38

COMMENTATOR: Katie Summerhayes,

Sheffield steel. She's been told by

1:29:381:29:42

the physio it may not be in her best

interest to write, her ankle is

1:29:421:29:47

giving her a lot of pain. She has

bottled some courage and is on the

1:29:471:29:53

course.

Very strong rail rider. This

course suits her style.

She had a

1:29:531:30:04

450 out of that in qualifying and it

was very, very strong. The cleanest

1:30:041:30:10

we've seen her actually slide across

that pyramid. Switch one out of the

1:30:101:30:17

tractor seat.

1:30:171:30:23

tractor seat. 540, switch now into

the second jump. Really nice from

1:30:231:30:28

Katie. Just needs to get this score

down. 900 to the knuckle. That won't

1:30:281:30:38

have done her ankle any good at all.

1:30:381:30:49

Worked really hard with Darren

Roberts to get herself match fit,

1:30:551:31:00

and at the moment 61.4, in first for

now.

Next in, Yuki Tsubota. Thank

1:31:001:31:14

you right. Different line of that

rail then opted to flow across the

1:31:141:31:21

course.

Getting busy which is what

you want to see.

Not reverting

1:31:211:31:26

between forwards and backwards,

keeping the skis in one direction or

1:31:261:31:29

the other between the jumps. That

cheeky little flip off the saddle.

1:31:291:31:35

Won't score superhigh with the

judges, more of the setup feature.

1:31:351:31:41

540, you hear a collective gasp from

the shapers on the knuckle. Big 900,

1:31:411:31:50

two and a half rotations, into the

bottom jump, solid.

720, very clean.

1:31:501:32:00

This to me is a qualifying run,

almost like putting a score on the

1:32:001:32:05

board rather than going for your

best run. Tsubota gets the classic

1:32:051:32:11

75, just shy, from the judges.

1:32:111:32:17

75, just shy, from the judges. Sarah

Hoefflin, Swiss father, New Zealand

1:32:191:32:21

mother, grew up in England and very

interested in joining the GB Park

1:32:211:32:27

and pipe programme but couldn't get

a British passport. Lovely to 70

1:32:271:32:33

out.

Really nice, she charges, this

girl. Good flow, what the judges

1:32:331:32:38

like to see.

She had the unenviable

task of opening qualifying with the

1:32:381:32:45

first run, and was impeccably clean

with that first run, which saw her

1:32:451:32:49

qualify very comfortably.

She has

big old tricks when she wants them,

1:32:491:32:55

she can dredge that trip back. Yes,

beautiful Switch ten, right, so

1:32:551:33:04

consistent. Spinning the opposite

way to impress the judges, which she

1:33:041:33:07

does, and that is why she claimed X

Games gold big air just a few weeks

1:33:071:33:12

ago.

Clock wise Switch seven or

backward 720 into anticlockwise

1:33:121:33:20

Switch 720. Very impressive being

able to spin immaculately both ways.

1:33:201:33:27

Halfway through the finals, Sarah

True to into first place. -- Sarah

1:33:271:33:35

Hoefflin.

1:33:351:33:40

Hoefflin. Gremaud of Switzerland.

Really nice.

Not as tidy as

1:33:401:33:48

qualifying but still very technical.

A lot of things going on during

1:33:481:33:52

that.

Lining up the gap on the

double kinks switch as well, a lot

1:33:521:33:57

harder than it looks.

Cheeky 360

tail off the saddle. First jump,

1:33:571:34:06

spinning... Bit short! Come on, now,

Tuck. Some speed. You really have

1:34:061:34:15

too flowed...

Silky 900. Very, very

smooth. First of the double corks.

1:34:151:34:23

There it is! Huge double cork 900.

Brilliant. It will be no surprise to

1:34:231:34:31

see Gremaud move into the top spot

here.

Happy with that, isn't she?

1:34:311:34:39

Very happy and rightly so. I think

this one will clip the 90s.

88.

1:34:391:34:46

Still very good.

Now we come to

Britain's Isabel Atkin, the

1:34:461:34:56

19-year-old, silver in Aspen at X

Games two weeks ago. She has the

1:34:561:35:02

pedigree, and undoubtedly the

ability. 450 out, lovely and

1:35:021:35:06

technical. New here, looking into

that rail really nicely.

1:35:061:35:20

that rail really nicely.

Huge gap on

the down bar, little hand grab, 360

1:35:201:35:24

off the saddle. Come on, Izzy Atkin.

Back on the 720.

A tiny sit down but

1:35:241:35:35

she winds up into the nine.

Very

nice. Needs the Switch nine here.

1:35:351:35:44

With a revert. Puts it down, just

past 900, reverts round to 1080, not

1:35:441:35:50

the cleanest of landings but looking

at that you cannot guess whether she

1:35:501:35:54

was going for a Switch ten or Switch

nine.

I think it was a nine.

It is

1:35:541:36:04

the best of three rounds, though, so

not all doom and gloom for Izzy

1:36:041:36:08

Atkin just yet.

68.4 puts on fourth

just behind Yuki Tsubota.

1:36:081:36:21

just behind Yuki Tsubota. Killi of

Norway.

Odds-on favourite for the

1:36:241:36:26

gold medal here.

Took silver in big

air in the X Games.

This is going to

1:36:261:36:36

hurt her.

Oh!

I was about to say,

going so slow is what will hurt her

1:36:361:36:42

not only points wise, she just

didn't have enough speed to slide

1:36:421:36:46

through the rails.

Cam, Dahlstom set

the bar just as high here? -- can

1:36:461:36:59

Emma Dahlstrom? Opting not to use

poles. Same trick as Izzy Atkin with

1:36:591:37:06

the left spin out, right spin out,

sorry. 270 of the double King,

1:37:061:37:12

sliding all the way through it, then

making her way to the left side of

1:37:121:37:16

the course with this big down bar,

again using the grab. Really hooks

1:37:161:37:22

into the back leg.

Clean through the

top section, Dahlstrom.

Oh!

Couldn't

1:37:221:37:31

get it round. So Emma Dahlstrom is

human after all.

So let's take a

1:37:311:37:39

look at the standings after run one.

1:37:391:37:46

OK, so Maggie Voisin, who broke her

leg before Sochi and was unable to

1:37:511:37:58

complete, so is soaking up the

experience in Pyeongchang -- unable

1:37:581:38:02

to compete. Tidy first rail.

Charging through the top section.

We

1:38:021:38:07

have said it time and again with her

runs, she is super relaxed.

Not

1:38:071:38:12

trying to get rid of any speed,

getting everything perfect.

1:38:121:38:16

Everything at the right speed. Into

the jumps, three jumps, then. The

1:38:161:38:23

first really nice, 900.

Taking off,

Switch.

1:38:231:38:34

Switch.

Switch 900.

Back-to-back

minds. Izzard attend? Oh! And again,

1:38:341:38:42

the final jump proves undoing.

Voisin will have to put it all on

1:38:421:38:49

the line in-run three.

1:38:491:38:55

the line in-run three. Next in,

Burmansson, wisdom beyond her years,

1:38:571:39:01

just 15 years old and skied very

mature late in the qualification. --

1:39:011:39:08

very matured leave. She stayed -- if

she stays on her feet you have to

1:39:081:39:14

say she is a favourite for gold,

even with one of her stock runs, she

1:39:141:39:18

might not have too accelerate too

hard if she can just find the

1:39:181:39:22

consistency.

Went to that rail there

are a little early. The judges will

1:39:221:39:29

be looking for any way to penalised

these skiers. But off the top. Now

1:39:291:39:35

into the jumps.

A very, very relaxed

style.

1:39:351:39:48

style.

Oh! Puts it into the front

now. Final jump.

She's gone very,

1:39:481:39:55

very light.

Yes...

Oh, she's gone!

Wow!

To be brutally honest falling

1:39:551:40:05

over in the finish area, I don't

know where the cut-off point is for

1:40:051:40:09

the judges.

65.

I think they let it

slip.

1:40:091:40:21

slip.

Pat Sharples gently talking to

Katie Summerhayes. They have been

1:40:211:40:24

working together I think for nearly

a decade now. The relationship key

1:40:241:40:30

to Katie's success. She came so

close in Sochi. Can she make it

1:40:301:40:35

count here in 2018?

She is nursing a

ankle injury and has been advised by

1:40:351:40:45

her physio not to ski in this final.

She is doing it through gritted

1:40:451:40:49

teeth. There is the 450 out, nice,

really solid rails from Summerhayes.

1:40:491:40:56

She has that slide really nicely, as

locked those two together.

Now, the

1:40:561:41:03

rails were definitely up, so jump

wise, she is hitting that slightly

1:41:031:41:07

smaller middle jump, which will cost

a few points, that's for sure.

1:41:071:41:13

Switch five.

1:41:131:41:17

And a big 900. She punches the air.

Come on, Katie Summerhayes!

That is

1:41:221:41:29

a fantastic platform to roll into

the third and final run. So Katie, I

1:41:291:41:34

think certainly she felt the first

school was a bit low. Let's see the

1:41:341:41:40

second score. 71.4. Yes, nod of the

head there, not her biggest tricks

1:41:401:41:46

all the way through and maybe the

smaller kicker hurt her a little.

1:41:461:41:52

Next to drop, Isabel Atkin. She is

one of the world's best, she proved

1:41:521:41:59

a discount two weeks ago at X Games

when she took silver.

1:41:591:42:06

when she took silver. Lovely 450

off.

Really nice.

1:42:071:42:13

off.

Really nice.

Error at the hip

than cutting across to the down

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rail. Huge gap.

Love that. So many

of the women not going for that gap,

1:42:161:42:26

kind of riding up and along and then

locking into that rail. Landed much

1:42:261:42:32

cleaner than last time.

Yes. So

judges looking for spins in

1:42:321:42:38

different directions.

The nine is

clean.

So right side- left side

1:42:381:42:43

spins there. Now, Switch, 900 on the

bottom jump.

And it is very, very

1:42:431:42:49

tidy. What a coup it would be to

move into the third and final runs

1:42:491:42:56

in a medal position. Putting the

pressure on everyone else. She is

1:42:561:43:01

currently sat in fifth with a 68.4

to move into the bronze medal

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position, she would need a 74.4.

79.4, she does it with five points

1:43:071:43:15

to spare, Izzy Atkin moves into the

bronze medal position.

1:43:151:43:24

bronze medal position.

Killi

qualified in third place, dropped

1:43:251:43:27

her first run, what has she got

here? This girl, the janitor, swept

1:43:271:43:34

the board in 2017, winning pretty

much everything there was to win.

1:43:341:43:42

Oh!

Cleans up, that was the double

King and she messed up on her first

1:43:421:43:47

run.

Yes.

Very clean through the

rails, then, she finishes those off

1:43:471:43:55

with the Switch 180.

1:43:551:44:04

with the Switch 180. 720 of the

skewed take-off, rotating with the

1:44:041:44:08

direction of travel. A left and

right spin, she comes into the final

1:44:081:44:13

kicker, Switch, right spin, looks

very clean, very tidy there.

Really

1:44:131:44:19

nice from the Norwegian.

And the

Vikings are already celebrating. I

1:44:191:44:24

think we are going to see the her go

directly against Izzy Atkin's score

1:44:241:44:30

in terms of difficulty, technicality

and cleanliness. If you add up the

1:44:301:44:34

numbers, spins on that one, seven

20-900- 720. 76.8, so fourth

1:44:341:44:46

position for the Norwegian. Only one

run left to drop. The medals at the

1:44:461:44:54

moment look like this.

1:44:541:45:04

Katie Summerhayes with an extremely

painful ankle in sixth. Shadow

1:45:101:45:15

boxing from the 15-year-old

Burmansson. And she has come, not

1:45:151:45:19

out of nowhere, she had been I think

Junior world champion, no, silver,

1:45:191:45:26

but then she turned up in the World

Cup this year and just dominated.

1:45:261:45:31

Yes, then the bronze medal.

No

transition period.

Seamless, just

1:45:311:45:37

came straight through, and that

bronze medal at X Games a few weeks

1:45:371:45:40

ago ditto the world of good, but

then look at this girl, she won gold

1:45:401:45:44

in that same contest, think that

would have done her the world of

1:45:441:45:48

good.

The X Games is the closest we

have in terms of pressure, TV

1:45:481:45:53

audiences, live crowds, to the

Olympic environment so it is a

1:45:531:45:57

decent barometer.

1:45:571:46:02

Voisin struggling to replicate that

form. She's looked good on the rails

1:46:041:46:08

but it's this last jump that has

eluded her.

She's gone through the

1:46:081:46:12

rails.

Now the focus and the

pressure boils down to the kickers.

1:46:121:46:20

Lovely nine on the first tipped.

Really nice.

1:46:201:46:27

Really nice.

She's got that one. Can

she hold it together now, when it

1:46:281:46:31

matters?

She's gone big.

Yes she

can. A very clean run, and suddenly

1:46:311:46:42

is she snaps out of the composed ski

mode and let the poles fly as she

1:46:421:46:47

arrived in the finish area. Great

style, great composure and

1:46:471:46:51

incredibly technical.

That's the

Maggie Voisin we know.

She didn't

1:46:511:46:59

look fast by those two falls.

1:46:591:47:07

look fast by those two falls. So

third place, she bumps Izzy Atkin

1:47:071:47:09

down into fourth. Now it's the turn

of Katie Summerhayes. She came so

1:47:091:47:20

close four years ago in Sochi. Big

smile on her face now. Really down

1:47:201:47:25

to earth, one of the most well liked

women on the freestyle skiing World

1:47:251:47:31

Cup tour. Makes her way onto this

calls for the third and final time.

1:47:311:47:40

270 out of that down Bath.

1:47:401:47:46

270 out of that down Bath. Just 270

out, that was the 450 that wanted.

1:47:461:47:52

But unable to replicate that from

earlier on.

She's lost one of the

1:47:521:48:01

big scoring points out of her run

there. The 540, very much a setup

1:48:011:48:07

for this jump. She's letting this

run go. You cannot blame her. We

1:48:071:48:15

haven't gone hard on this up until

now... Katie! She's skiing with a

1:48:151:48:22

very badly damaged ankle. There's

her sister Molly. She can barely

1:48:221:48:31

walk out of the ski boots.

1:48:311:48:36

walk out of the ski boots. She

really tagged that knuckle.

1:48:361:48:42

really tagged that knuckle.

She's

one of the most liked.

1:48:451:48:53

one of the most liked.

Hoefflin has

the run, consistency, style and

1:48:551:48:57

technicality to take the top spot.

She's a gold medallist at the X

1:48:571:49:04

Games just a few weeks ago in the

big air. Can she throw those jump

1:49:041:49:09

tricks into this run alongside these

rails?

Very tidy. Maybe not her

1:49:091:49:16

cleanest rail jumps but there were

no mistakes there.

1:49:161:49:23

no mistakes there. Lovely style.

Big

grab. Really snatching at the 1080.

1:49:251:49:34

Went huge on that.

900, excuse me.

Get fit round! She crashed on that

1:49:341:49:43

on her second run! And the Swiss are

making a very good case at a

1:49:431:49:50

lock-out of gold and silver. Sarah

Hoefflin with a very strong run.

1:49:501:49:58

Currently on an 83.8. I wouldn't be

surprised if we see this from

1:49:581:50:04

Mathilde Gremaud who's in gold medal

position on an 88.

1:50:041:50:13

position on an 88.

That puts her

into gold medal position. Ten points

1:50:141:50:19

ahead of bronze, Maggie Voisin.

1:50:191:50:25

ahead of bronze, Maggie Voisin. Next

is Mathilde Gremaud. Unseated from

1:50:261:50:28

the top spot by her fellow

countrywomen Sarah Hoefflin. Can she

1:50:281:50:34

regain the gold spot?

1:50:341:50:41

regain the gold spot? Switch up with

the pretzel to 70.

Really nice.

1:50:411:50:50

Switch gap into the last part of

that kick rail. Flows through the

1:50:511:50:56

rails, really nice. Great execution,

super clean in that top section. A

1:50:561:51:04

little short on the 720. Now tuck.

Remember, speed is your friend. 900.

1:51:041:51:13

Slightly off axis. Are we going to

see the double ten? No! She didn't

1:51:131:51:22

give it enough, she lost her grab.

So we now have our three current

1:51:221:51:30

medal positions. Bronze, silver and

gold in the finish area. Next drop

1:51:301:51:36

will be Great Britain's Izzy Atkin,

currently in fourth position. Medal

1:51:361:51:44

tantalisingly close, she can touch

it. What has she got in her run? Pat

1:51:441:51:51

Sharples just said you're an

absolute boss, your skiing amazing.

1:51:511:51:56

Clean run up, biggest run of her

life.

1:51:561:52:04

life. Mechanical with the 450. Laid

it down beautifully.

Locks that in

1:52:041:52:13

so beautifully. She comes up from

the side until the skis onto it. And

1:52:131:52:18

the gap over... This run is flowing

for her now.

The best rails we've

1:52:181:52:26

seen from her. 720 is there. Now,

come on Izzy Atkin. 900s there.

1:52:261:52:38

Final jump. CHEERING

Super-clean. We saw her read revert

1:52:381:52:48

that. To get into the medals she

needs to up it by just under two

1:52:481:52:56

points. 1.8 points. It's so much

cleaner its third-place!

84.6. Izzy

1:52:561:53:06

Atkin with a very, very strong run,

just under four points off the

1:53:061:53:12

silver medal position. The Swede, 25

years old, she breezed through her

1:53:121:53:20

first run with a 91.4. She's tried

to channel the same fun spirit but

1:53:201:53:27

the pressure is telling now on the

third and final run. She's yet to

1:53:271:53:32

land a run at Phoenix Park. Can she

do it now when it counts?

I feel

1:53:321:53:40

like I've been in this place before.

Four years ago, women's snowboard

1:53:401:53:46

slopestyle. Will it be the same

outcome.

1:53:461:53:53

outcome. Emma Dahlstrom going smooth

and tidy, into the backflip.

1:53:541:54:02

and tidy, into the backflip.

No!

She's down! And that, ladies and

1:54:031:54:10

gentlemen, confirms the medals.

Great Britain's Izzy Atkin takes

1:54:101:54:15

bronze. Mathilde Gremaud and Sarah

Hoefflin make it a 1-2 in silver and

1:54:151:54:23

gold has little and. It is a second

bronze medal for Great Britain. That

1:54:231:54:30

is a very welcome sight.

1:54:301:54:41

What a final that was. The seeds

were everywhere in there, it was a

1:54:411:54:46

really weird qualifier but then all

the best 12 in there for the final.

1:54:461:54:49

It could have been anyone.

There

were tonnes of big names in the

1:54:491:54:54

field, it could have been anyone. I

was standing at the bottom after my

1:54:541:54:58

third and final run. I was just

waiting for those last three or four

1:54:581:55:03

girls to drop, my heart was racing.

I can't believe it.

First Olympic

1:55:031:55:12

medal on skis and is known in a

long, long time. If you must be

1:55:121:55:17

pretty overwhelmed.

I am still

speechless. I'm really excited and

1:55:171:55:23

happy. I'm stoked with how I skied

and also stoked to win the bronze.

1:55:231:55:29

An incredible result of Izzy Atkin.

She came into that third run and she

1:55:291:55:32

knew she was out of the third medal

spot. She had improving some way. We

1:55:321:55:39

were unsure if she was going to go

for a more technical trick or clean

1:55:391:55:43

up her run. Her switch 900 was

beautiful. That was a tense wait. I

1:55:431:55:50

know how it feels now to be

watching. It's the first-ever medal

1:55:501:55:56

for these freestyle skiers and I

think everyone in the team was

1:55:561:55:58

watching with nerves at the bottom.

No doubt that will put so much

1:55:581:56:05

confidence in four James Woods going

in tomorrow. The Izzy herself, to

1:56:051:56:12

know she's been able to do it. She's

worked so hard to get to where she's

1:56:121:56:17

got two and made it happen. I think

now we have a ski and a snowboard

1:56:171:56:22

and we are going from strength to

strength with the freestyle which is

1:56:221:56:26

absolutely awesome. STUDIO: Jenny

with her own bronze from Sochi. This

1:56:261:56:34

is Izzy Atkin at 19. She grew up in

Utah and opted to ski for Great

1:56:341:56:41

Britain when she was only 15. She

really had to press on that last

1:56:411:56:45

run. Not too much in order to move

up into the medals. Between Laura,

1:56:451:56:53

Lizzie and is the we have three

winners of precious pieces of metal

1:56:531:56:58

today. It is officially the greatest

day in the history of Britain's

1:56:581:57:04

Winter Olympics. Never before has

this country won three medals on the

1:57:041:57:07

same day on a Winter Olympics. The

best ever 1984

1:57:071:57:13

same day on a Winter Olympics. The

best ever 1984 with two.

It shows

1:57:131:57:15

the whole team is united. When

someone gets that breakthrough

1:57:151:57:19

moment it really flows through to

everyone. The energy is something we

1:57:191:57:28

hoped the ball would start rolling

earlier but now it's come, who knows

1:57:281:57:31

where we can play with this.

That

means the British team has

1:57:311:57:35

officially met its target. As you

say, maybe the floodgates have

1:57:351:57:40

opened. We'll talk about that in a

moment but let's talk about Izzy.

1:57:401:57:47

She has maturity

1:57:471:57:48

moment but let's talk about Izzy.

She has maturity beyond her years.

1:57:481:57:49

Not to go for glory on this final

run.

She battled everything today.

1:57:491:57:56

In her second run in qualifying she

had to deliver and get through to

1:57:561:57:59

the final. The first two runs were

good but it was this last run. She

1:57:591:58:04

knew she could do it. You heard Pat

Sharples say go for this, clean it

1:58:041:58:09

up. She cleaned it up with the

switch 900 on the bottom which was

1:58:091:58:14

an incredible achievement. It's

really impressive to be that young

1:58:141:58:18

and hold it together.

She had with

some positive form, X Games silver

1:58:181:58:25

in January.

She had performed going

in. Because she was so young we

1:58:251:58:32

didn't want to put her in the medal

predictions. Everyone in the team

1:58:321:58:36

knew she had the talent, but we

didn't want to put all that pressure

1:58:361:58:39

on her. It was letting her do her

own thing. We are so lucky that five

1:58:391:58:45

years ago she chose to compete for

Britain. I saw a great article where

1:58:451:58:49

her father said she could have gone

either way. The American freestyle

1:58:491:58:53

system is so big, and she's quite a

quiet character. In order for her to

1:58:531:59:00

shine shooter Che 's Team GB.

Katie

Summerhayes finishing in seven

1:59:001:59:04

despite a bad ankle.

There was a lot

of self-doubt. She worked so hard in

1:59:041:59:11

the gym to get there. She put it out

there to get to the final. She was

1:59:111:59:16

disappointed with seventh because on

her day she can be a podium

1:59:161:59:20

contender. She's still young enough

and hungry enough to get a gold.

1:59:201:59:26

Lets get your reaction to events

earlier in the skeleton,

1:59:261:59:30

particularly Lizzy. Beating her own

track record by two tenths of a

1:59:301:59:35

second. That is the mental mark of a

champion.

To be coming into that

1:59:351:59:40

last run knowing you had to do that,

and she looked so calm and

1:59:401:59:45

collected. She had a plan, she

executed it. We thought it was a big

1:59:451:59:50

call to retain the title from four

years ago. I don't think she doubted

1:59:501:59:54

it for a second. She had the self

belief that on paper shouldn't be

1:59:541:59:59

there and that is why she is a

champion. She deserves that and she

1:59:592:00:03

deserves to be the most decorated

Winter Olympian we've had with the

2:00:032:00:06

double.

We've had some wonderful

champions in the past.

2:00:062:00:15

And it didn't come easily. She had

sinus problems, we saw her affected

2:00:162:00:21

in the first two runs yesterday. She

fought for that and after how

2:00:212:00:26

technical that track was, you have

to be a great driver with a good

2:00:262:00:30

start, and she had the whole

package.

Nobody has retained it in

2:00:302:00:34

Great Britain's history. But you

also have to say in terms of

2:00:342:00:40

succession planning, Laura Deas,

could Beijing be her moment, next

2:00:402:00:45

time?

The fact that they have worked

together and friends competing on

2:00:452:00:49

the track, Lizzy has helped mentor

Laura, and you saw their enjoyment

2:00:492:00:54

for being on the podium together,

that is Olympic and friendship

2:00:542:00:59

goals, it surpasses sport when you

see someone you care about do their

2:00:592:01:02

best, and she is the future. She

held it together so well. All three

2:01:022:01:07

of our bronze medallists, Dom, Izzy

and Laura, all were in fourth place

2:01:072:01:13

going into the last run, whether

they were dropping or going into the

2:01:132:01:19

side they believe they had to

perform well.

What does that tell

2:01:192:01:22

us?

It tells us that Brits have

something in here, we are edgy,

2:01:222:01:29

mentally strong, and I think we

haven't had

2:01:292:01:32

mentally strong, and I think we

haven't had that before,

2:01:322:01:33

psychologically we have always been

in Winter Olympics a bit weak in

2:01:332:01:37

that area, that we are not now, and

it is incredible to achieve what

2:01:372:01:40

they have done.

It is extraordinary,

three of the six skeleton medals

2:01:402:01:45

going to British sliders, worth the

investment, definitely.

Definitely,

2:01:452:01:51

and get the next generation into

its. Talking about freestyle skiing,

2:01:512:01:55

and we will do more of that in

aerials, probably the thing you

2:01:552:02:00

haven't

tried, or you probably have,

this is quite a story, Lloyd

2:02:002:02:06

Wallace, appearing

2:02:062:02:07

this is quite a story, Lloyd

Wallace, appearing in his very first

2:02:072:02:09

Olympics, turning 23, this is six

months after he was put in an

2:02:092:02:14

induced coma for 24 hours after a

severe head injury while training in

2:02:142:02:18

Switzerland. He is in his first

Games. He knew nothing of the

2:02:182:02:23

accident but we salute his Olympic

debut today. Got over the 100 points

2:02:232:02:28

barrier, just not enough to qualify

for tomorrow's final, but keeps an

2:02:282:02:32

amazing family tradition, his dad,

Robin, competed in this discipline

2:02:322:02:37

is a demo sport in Calgary and his

man finished only just out of the

2:02:372:02:42

medal in Albertville in 92 and

Lillehammer in 94. I believe his

2:02:422:02:47

younger sister Ella Deke is also

involved in the British setup. You

2:02:472:02:50

have to say, that family has second

to none spatial awareness. He didn't

2:02:502:02:57

land this one.

He kind of did then

pre-released on landing. I know

2:02:572:03:02

those bindings don't want to be out

because you can get injured but for

2:03:022:03:05

me it was a heavy

2:03:052:03:07

because you can get injured but for

me it was a heavy landing, and so

2:03:072:03:08

close. The fact that he went that

big on his Olympic debut, he knew he

2:03:082:03:13

could do it, and raising.

Next time.

It is official, Norway is the

2:03:132:03:18

greatest Winter Olympic nation there

has ever been, and they now have the

2:03:182:03:25

two greatest decorated Winter

Olympians of all time because the

2:03:252:03:28

iron Lady has been doing it for them

once again today. She came into

2:03:282:03:33

these games with ten medals, six

gold, and she has only made history

2:03:332:03:38

again today in the women's relay.

2:03:382:03:49

She is closing in on another superb

piece of Winter Olympic

2:03:532:03:56

She is closing in on another superb

piece of Winter Olympic history,

2:03:562:03:59

Mario. Gold from the very first, and

she is finishing in style. Gold

2:03:592:04:08

again for the iron Lady of Norway.

2:04:082:04:14

In Pyeongchang, the iron ladies kept

collecting medals, silver in

2:04:142:04:20

skiathlon, now the most decorated

female Winter Olympian, bronze in

2:04:202:04:24

the ten K free her 12th Olympic

medal. Now with the four times five

2:04:242:04:29

K relay, a chance to go level at the

top. Her team-mates Haga skied

2:04:292:04:37

remarkably to put Norway in

contention but they were third when

2:04:372:04:40

began.

Bjoergen the iron Lady

delivers goal for Norway and becomes

2:04:402:04:46

the greatest cross-country skier the

sport has ever seen. She has become

2:04:462:04:50

a legend.

The magic is in somehow

repeating the

2:04:502:05:00

a legend.

The magic is in somehow

repeating the trick.

13 Olympic

2:05:002:05:04

medals, seven gold, and the

Norwegians have suspended betting on

2:05:042:05:07

Norwegian sports personality of the

year.

She is something else, 37

2:05:072:05:12

years young.

Incredible, to sustain

that level of performance that so

2:05:122:05:17

many years, I don't know how she

does it.

Another 30-something in the

2:05:172:05:23

women's super-g was Lindsay Vaughan,

who has had a tech it Olympic Korea

2:05:232:05:29

--

2:05:292:05:37

-- Lindsay Vonn, who didn't go to

Sochi because of injury, she said

2:05:372:05:42

Chi felt like a caged ball going

into the start today with huge

2:05:422:05:45

expectation from the American media.

She is performing so well in World

2:05:452:05:53

Cups, three victories back-to-back

coming into this, she looked ready,

2:05:532:05:56

frothing allover social media, she

just wanted to go.

She wasn't the

2:05:562:06:01

only one ready to charge as we will

see in the women's super-g with Matt

2:06:012:06:05

Chilton.

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COMMENTATOR: First to race, one of

the favourites, the incredible

2:06:072:06:12

Lindsey Vonn.

2:06:122:06:22

43 high-speed alternating red and

blue control gates. Good start for

2:06:262:06:31

Lindsey Vonn, nothing wrong with

this, start just above 1100 metres

2:06:312:06:35

over a course length of just over

two kilometres. Good jump in there

2:06:352:06:40

from Lindsey Vonn and she nailed the

next turn, now slightly out of the

2:06:402:06:44

ideal racing line, but the speed is

immense from the American, and that

2:06:442:06:49

was absolutely perfect. She flew,

she landed, she turned untucked, and

2:06:492:06:53

she is eating up the ground here.

Next intermediate 41 .41, we will

2:06:532:07:00

compare that to the others as they

come down this course, speed trap,

2:07:002:07:05

88, then accelerates to around 94

kilometres per hour. It has not been

2:07:052:07:11

perfect by any means. But this could

take some beating. Lindsey Vonn

2:07:112:07:16

starting number one, if she

finishes, this could be very hard to

2:07:162:07:19

beat today. Course shining in the

early afternoon sunshine. She is

2:07:192:07:26

late there. That could ruin her

chance of a medal. She put the

2:07:262:07:30

brakes on and lost all her speed,

and as a result, she may not win a

2:07:302:07:34

medal. One minute, 21.49, at huge

mistake inside the finishing line.

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-- within sight of the finishing

line. It was going so well and then

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she went on to the staff smoke at

the track.

It's with the terrain, if

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you come into it with speed is hard,

if you don't it's not hard.

Next to

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ski, Hannah Schnarf of Italy, 33

years of age, not the oldest in the

2:08:002:08:08

race but certainly one of the more

experienced athletes today. Just

2:08:082:08:12

missed a medal in the super-g four

years ago in Sochi when she was

2:08:122:08:17

fourth. Recent form has given her

place on the Italian team. She was

2:08:172:08:24

six in Lake Louise, finished second,

her first Merck to lick visit the

2:08:242:08:29

podium in Cortina dump out so in

super-g. Wonderful landing. Tearing

2:08:292:08:36

it up here. Hannah Scharf barely

moving from the top position in what

2:08:362:08:46

was the paradise turn in the men's

downhill in super-g. She has the

2:08:462:08:51

reward for the brave line. .48 in

front, Schnarf makes a slight

2:08:512:08:55

mistake there. Now, coming to the

exit of the blue Dragon Valley, has

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to finish cleanly. Can't afford any

mistakes but if she gets it right,

2:09:002:09:07

gold medal position awaits. .18 in

front of Lindsey Vonn, and Lindsey

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Vonn's mistake was at this point and

if Schnarf is clean she can take the

2:09:142:09:18

lead. Slightly late in the line

there but manages to keep the skis

2:09:182:09:22

within the blue racing laying, and

she tucks in, has she done enough?

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Yes, she has, Schnarf into gold for

Italy.

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Italy.

Hello!

The Swiss pocket

rocket ready to race, Lara Gut, the

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best super-g skier of the season so

far, second in the opener in Lake

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Louise then finally got the World

Cup winning 14 year -- win in

2:09:472:09:54

Cortina. She missed most of last

season with an injury she picked up

2:09:542:09:59

at the World Championships, but not

before she had taken a medal. Lara

2:09:592:10:05

Gut on her way in the Olympic

super-g.

2:10:052:10:11

Lara Gut is one of the biggest

sporting stars in Switzerland,

2:10:162:10:24

possibly the best-known female

sporting star. 40.934 Schnarf but

2:10:242:10:27

Gut is hot on her heels, 100th of a

second off the pace. What can she do

2:10:272:10:37

on the bottom part of this course?

She was bronze medallist at the

2:10:372:10:42

World Championships in Saint Moritz

on home snow last debris, bronze

2:10:422:10:46

medallist in the Olympic downhill

four years ago in Sochi, and is

2:10:462:10:51

definitely a big event athlete, but

she has to finish with a flourish

2:10:512:10:55

here to trouble the top of the

leaderboard. Slightly late in the

2:10:552:10:59

line, drifts out beyond the blue

racing line and over the tales of

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her skis. She is lucky to still be

standing, but she skis into gold.

2:11:042:11:09

Gut leads the way by four hundreds

of a second, a risky finish, but it

2:11:092:11:17

has brought her the lead in the

Olympic super-g. What a spectacular

2:11:172:11:23

jump, landed on the inside ski then

jammed the inside leg -- edge of

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that right skied into the snow to

continue carving. That was her final

2:11:272:11:32

jump. Lara Gut has never won an

Olympic gold.

2:11:322:11:41

Olympic gold. Weirather, great

friends and former trading partner

2:11:412:11:47

of Lara Gut. Weirather has now

employed the services of leading

2:11:472:11:53

Austrian coaches. Her father was a

multiple World Cup winner for the

2:11:532:11:56

Austrian team. Her mother was a

multiple Olympic champion from

2:11:562:12:03

Lichtenstein, and it is in the

colours of Lichtenstein that

2:12:032:12:07

Weirather braces, off and running

here. She has had a good season, won

2:12:072:12:12

the super-g on the World Cup

campaign on the 3rd of December in

2:12:122:12:16

Lake Louise. Not much luck in giant

slalom two days ago but this is

2:12:162:12:21

where she really finds her feet, and

she is 11 hundredths in front of Gut

2:12:212:12:26

about split. Slightly lower in the

line, might have just lost that

2:12:262:12:32

lead, there Ben, and getting bumped

around, sent to the sides of the

2:12:322:12:37

track when she least needs it. 11

hundredths behind -- in front at the

2:12:372:12:44

last intermediate, then maybe Eric,

and this time she only has 500s to

2:12:442:12:49

play with. This will be tight. Gut

leads the way for Switzerland.

2:12:492:12:54

Charging down the mountain comes

Tina want a map from Lichtenstein,

2:12:542:12:58

but she was too wide on that final

turn. Has she done enough to lead?

2:12:582:13:06

Oh! 100th of a second! Weirather

into gold. What a fantastic race

2:13:062:13:15

here at Chung slammed today. Doesn't

get any tighter, Weirather now into

2:13:152:13:21

gold. The Rica Brignone from Italy,

bronze in the giant slalom, was a

2:13:212:13:31

World Cup winner in super-g this

season. She won in Austria on the

2:13:312:13:40

14th of January. Her mother was a

talented alpine skier, winning four

2:13:402:13:44

World Cup slalom competitions in the

late 70s and early 80s. Brignone is

2:13:442:13:52

getting after this. Nice turn. Did

she time it correctly? Brignone, the

2:13:522:14:00

27-year-old, represents the valley

just the other side of the Mont

2:14:002:14:07

blanc tunnel from Chamonix. Drifting

away from her slightly now, .46 of

2:14:072:14:13

the pace. Has to be 100% clean and

accurate, on the final third of this

2:14:132:14:20

track, to push for a medal.

Weirather leads, one minute 21.22 is

2:14:202:14:28

the target time. Brignone has had a

pretty solid run, as she managed to

2:14:282:14:33

make up time? She has. It is clean,

it is accurate, and all of a sudden

2:14:332:14:39

they are all paying attention at the

base of the Olympic super-g track

2:14:392:14:43

because the Italian is along. Great

run from Brignone. Brignone skis

2:14:432:14:51

into fourth. Relief 14 Weirather,

she jumps for joy. Brignone let's

2:14:512:14:57

out a scream of disappointment.

2:14:572:15:08

Is on her way, the winner of the

Testament here last year. -- Goggia

2:15:092:15:15

is on her way. Promising start, nice

Highline for severe Goggia who will

2:15:152:15:22

take all the possible risks to reach

her goal of winning the Olympic

2:15:222:15:25

title. Hasn't won a World Cup

Super-G this season but she's been

2:15:252:15:34

successful twice in the downhill

discipline. That was a beautiful

2:15:342:15:40

flight and turned. She is accurate

in the air. She lands at 99

2:15:402:15:45

kilometres an hour and Sofia Goggia

is going to go close.

2:15:452:15:53

is going to go close. Goggia is

quicker than Weirather. Can she hold

2:15:532:15:55

it together? She sometimes she can

make a mistake and there is one.

2:15:552:16:00

Goggia might have just blown it!

Goodness me, she was lopsided.

2:16:002:16:05

Somehow she stayed on her skis.

She's paid the price,

2:16:052:16:16

She's paid the price, she's 0.32

behind. Last section. Goggia has

2:16:162:16:18

lived dangerously on the bottom half

of this Super-G track. Can she do 19

2:16:182:16:27

Weirather the Olympic title? No, she

can't. After that massive mistake

2:16:272:16:33

there's no real surprise that Goggia

isn't in amongst the medals. The

2:16:332:16:39

defending champion is ready to go.

Anna Veith from Austria won the gold

2:16:392:16:45

four years ago.

2:16:452:16:52

four years ago. 100th the second up

at the first intermediate. Anna

2:16:522:16:57

Veith, the 28-year-old Austrian on

the course set by her coach.

2:16:572:17:00

Cruising through the first ten or 11

terms. It all looks good so far the

2:17:002:17:07

Anna Veith. Back from injury. The

line there was OK. Look at her low

2:17:072:17:14

aerodynamic shape. She's been longer

in the tuck than anyone else in this

2:17:142:17:19

race so far. She's so soft on her

skis. Next intermediate sees Anna

2:17:192:17:27

Veith trail by half a second. She

won the Val d'Isere Super-G. We've

2:17:272:17:35

seen some skiers find time and speed

in the middle part of this track.

2:17:352:17:45

Can Anna Veith get close to

Weirather? She's inside by 21

2:17:452:17:51

hundredths the second. Is pushing to

give Austria the Super-G golden

2:17:512:17:56

double.

2:17:562:18:01

double. Anna Veith may well defend

the Gold she won four years ago in

2:18:012:18:05

Sochi. Anna Veith leads the Olympic

Super-G, by a tenth of a second.

2:18:052:18:14

Magnificent skiing from the

Austrian. The Austrians have

2:18:142:18:17

dominated this event.

2:18:172:18:28

The newly married Anna Veith leads

the way in 2018. Connie Huetter is

2:18:302:18:36

next to race for Austria.

2:18:362:18:42

Huetter has the fastest split, at

around the six second mark. She's in

2:18:472:18:52

front by 100th of a second. Missed

most of last season with injury. But

2:18:522:18:59

has had a pretty good 2018 so far.

Skidded sideways there. Brakes on

2:18:592:19:08

foot Huetter. To be sure of making

the next turn. Remarkably Lindsey

2:19:082:19:14

Vonn is still an equal fifth

position, despite grinding to a halt

2:19:142:19:17

at the base of the mountain just

above the finishing line. The

2:19:172:19:22

American is still in the top five.

That's incredible. Lindsey Vonn will

2:19:222:19:27

bounce back, I'm sure. The women's

downhill is next week. Downhill

2:19:272:19:35

training to come. Three days of

that. No training for the Super-G.

2:19:352:19:40

It's all down to course inspection.

0.45 behind, Huetter. The damage

2:19:402:19:47

isn't as bad as you might have

imagined... 11 hundredths of a

2:19:472:19:56

second separate the top three.

Huetter isn't far-off. She's in

2:19:562:20:01

seven. A good result for Huetter.

Could have been so much better had

2:20:012:20:07

it not been for that one glaring

error. This was it. Skis sideways.

2:20:072:20:13

Now the multitalented Ester Ledecka

is next. She's armed with both skis

2:20:132:20:20

and snowboards because she's

competing in the parallel giant

2:20:202:20:24

slalom event held next week.

Finished 23rd in the Alpine giant

2:20:242:20:31

slalom, it will be a first-ever

Ester Ledecka. She will be the

2:20:312:20:36

first-ever athlete to compete in

skiing and snowboarding at an

2:20:362:20:40

Olympic Winter Games. She has two

separate training teams, one for

2:20:402:20:47

snowboarding, one has skiing. She

picks and chooses her races

2:20:472:20:50

throughout the regular World Cup

season. Screaming through some of

2:20:502:20:56

these terms as she tries to keep

herself on track. The speed looks

2:20:562:21:01

pretty good Ester Ledecka. That was

a better landing. Nicely done. Soft

2:21:012:21:07

on landing. Continued on her way.

Three hundredths off the pace. Now

2:21:072:21:14

18 hundredths in front. Can Ester

Ledecka mix things up here? Possibly

2:21:142:21:19

not... The speed seemed to remain

intact. She's absolutely throwing it

2:21:192:21:24

down this Olympic Super-G course.

Everyone is paying attention.

2:21:242:21:35

Ledecka still in front by four

hundredths of a second. The

2:21:352:21:41

snowboarding skier, the skiing

snowboarder, may get amongst the

2:21:412:21:45

medals! That would be an incredible

story! What a chump, she's landed,

2:21:452:21:50

can she do it? She's done it!

Ledecka leads the Olympic Super-G.

2:21:502:21:57

Surely that's the gold medal? She

cannot believe it! It's happened.

2:21:572:22:07

Remarkable. Ester Ledecka is the

Olympic Super-G champion.

2:22:072:22:22

Olympic Super-G champion. What a

fantastic story!

No!

Yes indeed!

2:22:222:22:26

She's done it.

2:22:262:22:32

She's done it. That is one of the

most astonishing Olympic stories of

2:22:322:22:35

all time.

2:22:352:22:44

all time. There is our champion, the

disbelieving Esther Ledecka. Shall

2:22:442:22:50

become the first-ever gold medal

winning athlete from the Czech

2:22:502:22:55

Republic in Alpine skiing. What a

story! STUDIO: You are right, by

2:22:552:23:01

100th of a second, the smallest

margin in Alpine skiing. What will

2:23:012:23:07

be Alpine world be experiencing now?

You wanted to pick up her jaw

2:23:072:23:12

Farhat! I did think a cameraman has

ever been in the most influential

2:23:122:23:16

position to say you've just won

gold. She is rewriting the rules.

2:23:162:23:23

Technically we are supposed to hate

each other, the snowboarders and

2:23:232:23:26

skiers. We don't. But the skills

required to be that good at both

2:23:262:23:33

disciplines is amazing. She was

ecstatic with her 23rd in GS. It's

2:23:332:23:39

incredible.

It's extraordinary. She

had a pair of Michaela Shifrin's

2:23:392:23:46

skis.

Obviously she pulled out so

they thought let's give a pair to

2:23:462:23:53

Ester

2:23:532:23:55

they thought let's give a pair to

Ester. It wasn't just the skis, she

2:23:552:23:58

skied them to victory and it was all

her doing. She trains three weeks of

2:23:582:24:05

Alpine, then three weeks of

snowboarding and so on. It's unheard

2:24:052:24:09

of.

This was a bolt from the blue

especially with the likes of Lindsey

2:24:092:24:13

Vonn.

If you put money on her you

would be a very rich person indeed.

2:24:132:24:19

Lindsey Vonn came out of the

starting gate like a caged animal,

2:24:192:24:23

just one mistake was her and doing.

I feel for her. In Super-G you've

2:24:232:24:28

got to go on that limit. You don't

want to overturn. You heard her say

2:24:282:24:33

she didn't think she would have

speed going in. I really want to

2:24:332:24:38

hold my hands up to her because she

summed it up about Ester winning.

2:24:382:24:45

She said I wish I had as much of

letters is as she does to go from

2:24:452:24:51

sport and sport. Lindsey Vonn said

unfortunately I'm any good at ski

2:24:512:24:55

racing, and she beat me. So humble

in the loss.

2:24:552:25:02

in the loss.

It was absolutely mad.

There's very few times you see the

2:25:022:25:06

top racers choose early starts. It's

very, very unlikely these days that

2:25:062:25:12

someone steals everybody's blunder

and this is exactly what happened.

2:25:122:25:16

It was Heron scarer at the end of

Ledecka's run.

She's lose, she's

2:25:162:25:21

fast. She dropped her hit back at

the last jump. The skiing is maybe

2:25:212:25:30

not as

2:25:302:25:35

not as perfect as Weirather but she

was letting the ski go everywhere.

2:25:362:25:40

It's all about time. We thought it

was all over. She manages just a

2:25:402:25:45

blip or wood, and then the best

reaction ever. We see so many people

2:25:452:25:50

going wild in the finish. She had

minutes of disbelief. Anna Veith was

2:25:502:25:56

out doing celebratory interviews.

Sobering Farhat.

I'm sure that will

2:25:562:26:04

be one of the most memorable moments

of the Pyeongchang games. Thank you

2:26:042:26:07

very much. It's hard to believe but

we are halfway through these games.

2:26:072:26:13

It feels like we have had enough

Olympic action in one day to last us

2:26:132:26:19

an entire Games. Some of it

frustrating, some of it absolutely

2:26:192:26:24

fantastic. As you know, Lizzy

Yarnold has become the first Briton

2:26:242:26:31

to successfully defend their Winter

Olympic title after clinching gold

2:26:312:26:34

in the women's skeleton. In the same

event Laura Deas took the bronze.

2:26:342:26:42

There was another bronze the Team GB

in the women's skis slopestyle,

2:26:422:26:47

19-year-old Izzy Atkin became the

first Briton to officially win an

2:26:472:26:51

Olympic medal on skis. However not

all good news, with Elise Christie

2:26:512:26:56

crashing in the semifinals of the

1500 short track. They say she will

2:26:562:27:02

compete in Tuesday's 1000 metres

despite being carried from the ice.

2:27:022:27:08

Norway won the women's's

cross-country skiing relay. She is

2:27:082:27:14

the first women to win seven golds

at the games. And Stoch becomes only

2:27:142:27:24

the third man to win at least three

ski jumping goals.

2:27:242:27:31

ski jumping goals. So we have in the

medal table... Germany with a

2:27:332:27:40

record-breaking Games soap after

them. A great day from Norway and

2:27:402:27:45

Great Britain. Up in 16th place and

they've the target of four medals in

2:27:452:27:50

one Games. More Winter wonder coming

your way.

2:27:502:28:03

It's appropriate in Korea that we've

had the yen and the young of sport.

2:28:182:28:21

Elise Christie will be back to fight

another day on Tuesday but a

2:28:212:28:26

record-breaking day, three medals,

one day. Officially the best ever in

2:28:262:28:30

Britain's history. It's been great.

Bye-bye.

2:28:302:28:38

COMMENTATOR: Izzy Atkin takes

bronze. Laura Deas goes next to

2:28:382:28:43

Great Britain. Laura Deas has done

all she can, will it be enough?

2:28:432:28:52

Lizzy Yarnold next. The Olympic

champion, can she make history?

2:28:522:28:57

Lizzy Yarnold wins gold again! Laura

Deas has won bronze as well!

2:28:572:29:03

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present a busy afternoon of sport from the 2018 Winter Olympics. There is the climax to the women's skeleton, Britain's women's curlers face hosts South Korea, and there is also a huge clash in the men's ice hockey, where the USA face their Russian counterparts, who are competing under the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) banner at these games.


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