BBC One Day 9: GB Men in Curling and GB in Two-man Bobsleigh Winter Olympics


BBC One Day 9: GB Men in Curling and GB in Two-man Bobsleigh

12:15-15:35: Further coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Britain's men face Italy in the curling, and the two-man bobsleigh gets under way.


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This is the biggest days so far in

these games for the British teams.

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Let's hand over to our commentary

duo...

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duo...

Isabel Atkin, what does she

have in her run? It's the biggest

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run of her life. It starts now.

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have in her run? It's the biggest

run of her life. It starts now. Come

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on, Izzy Atkin... The final jump...

Ooh!

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CHEERING

Must try and remain impartial here.

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Third-place!

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Third-place! Ladies and gentlemen,

Great Britain's Izzy Atkin takes a

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bronze medal.

Let's turn our

attention now to short track speed

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skating.

A big night of short track

racing ahead. Not least in the

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women's 1500 metres. The seats are

about to start. A tremendous return

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to the ice. Elise Christie safely

through to the semifinals.

Today

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it's all about the skeleton...

A

warm welcome to the Sliding Centre

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ahead of round three of the women's

skeleton. Lizzy Yarnold is two

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hundredths off the lead. They will

not be separated by much on the

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line. Laura stays in fourth place.

Elise Christie needs to finish in

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the first two to get into the

Olympic final. The race is on as

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they take the bell. Elise Christie

in third-place! They come around the

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final bend... Elise Christie has

crashed again now, in the semifinal,

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and yet again she ends up in a

distraught heap on the floor.

Now we

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come to the potential medallists...

Hold it together! Laura Deas going

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next for Great Britain... She is

confirmed as for fudges-macro Lizzy

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Yarnold next. The Olympic champion,

can she make history and win again?

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This could be at least a silver for

Lizzy Yarnold Eriksen it's a gold

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medal run, I'm sure of it.

She needs

the run of her 28 years to tip out

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Lizzy Yarnold.

Time is dropping

away. And it looks like Lizzy

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Yarnold will win again. Does Laura

Deas have a medal in her? She wins

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gold again! Laura Deas has won

bronze as well.

A great day for

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Great Britain at the Winter

Olympics...

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STUDIO: A day of such mixed

emotions.

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STUDIO: A day of such mixed

emotions. 30 years, the tension, the

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triumph and in the end a

record-breaking day for Team GB. The

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first time three medals have ever

been won on one day, the first time

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British athletes have ever

successfully defended an Olympic

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title and the first time two places

on the podium had been filled by

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British athletes. It all meant that

early this morning, Lizzy Yarnold

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climbed onto the middle step of that

podium to receive her gold medal.

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The smile and a clapping for all of

those who supported her. Her team

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members, family members and her

husband too. And, the pleasure that

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she was able to share this moment

with Laura Deas. Laura winning the

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bronze medal. Her friend and

team-mates. Laura has been

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instrumental in keeping Lizzy going.

She said that pressure is a

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privilege, she is the queen of the

skeleton.

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"God Save The Queen" PLAYS.

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CHEERING

APPLAUSE

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There are all of the people

celebrating with Lizzy and Laura,

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the two flags going up together.

Only seconds before she says to come

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up. The silver medallist from

Germany there and the mementos that

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they have representing the mountain

range in Pyeongchang. They will take

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those home with them. And straight

after the ceremony, Nick Hope caught

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up with the double Olympic champion,

Lizzy Yarnold...

This must feel

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incredible. Two-time Olympic

champion, you finally got your hands

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on the gold?

It is becoming more

real. Being able to belt out the

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national anthem was extraordinary. I

loved it!

How does the medal feel?

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It is beautiful! It is the bark of

the tree, that is what it

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represents. I'm a big

environmentalist. I adore the

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design. It is heavy and beautiful

and represents everything I have

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been working for.

And what a

journey?

Yes, I cannot even begin to

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explain all of the arts and the

downs. We really did believe that we

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could do this. I mean, British sport

is coming on so far. The Winter

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Olympics, although we are the

underdog, we are making a name for

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ourselves. We could not do it

without the support of everyone at

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home. The British press, national

lottery players, I do not do it by

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myself. This is everyone's gold

medal, who has helped me.

You said

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that Britain was the underdog, with

three medals in the skeleton they

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are now the favours?

It is

extraordinary, we have a skill of

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learning the track quickly, no home

advantage but learning an Olympic

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track wicket. Focusing inwardly and

not worrying on what anyone else is

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doing. Hopefully that can continue

into the future and into Beijing!

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Absolutely, talk us through the last

24 hours, they must have been crazy!

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Yes, I only had three hours sleep, I

cannot really sleep with my chest at

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the moment but it is a media

whirlwind. Laura and I started to

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cry an hour ago, live on TV with

Clare Balding! The emotions will

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keep going for weeks and weeks.

And

how strange was that this morning,

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going to breakfast as normal but as

an Olympic champion again, and a

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bronze medallist?

The bobsleigh guys

always shout at me, "Champ! " and

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now they don't know how to say

double Champ! It is lovely to have

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other athletes with you and know you

in the gym, day in, day out. This is

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a success together.

Is a double

Olympic champion, and part of

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history, it was a Super Saturday,

can you sum up what it means to you?

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What Super Saturday means and our

success without the winter athletes,

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we never stopped believing in

ourselves and all of these

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extraordinary events that we put

ourselves through, we do it with

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British grit and go for it and do

the best that we can. It isn't bad,

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bringing home four medals already

and seeing what the week-old is!

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Lizzy Yarnold,

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Lizzy Yarnold, thank you! It has

been a triumph of commitment.

These

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are the headlines in the Sunday

papers, celebrating the success of

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Lizzy Yarnold, one of them referring

to her as Queen Lizzy We have other

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studio guests with us. What do you

think this moment means for women's

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sport and winter sport?

Obviously,

so much.

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so much. For British winter sport,

we are not an Alpine nation, we

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don't have the facilities but

British skeleton look at it from a

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business perspective, like British

cycling, how do we put together a

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programme that will deliver success.

They have done it and kept doing it.

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Bronze, silver, gold, gold, and now

three medals. It shows if you are

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systematic and approach it well,

there are no barriers to success. It

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doesn't mean it is easy but you can

put together a programme. To have

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three medals yesterday, three women,

such fantastic role models for young

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girls to look up and say, it doesn't

matter on my background. I can

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achieve and do anything that I want.

It is just amazing.

For all of the

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sweating and the pain in training,

and all of the doubts that Lizzy may

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have had another struggle with her

sinuses and her breathing, sharing

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the joy with her friend and

team-mate Laura Deas, this will

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inspire people but as an individual,

how do you think Lizzy Yarnold

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personifies the attitude and how

well she talks about what is needed

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to be a champion?

She has an amazing

mix of passion but level-headedness.

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She knows it takes a roller-coaster

ride to get there. She had a tough

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four years. She still has self

belief. She is perfect for winter

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sports. She is the perfect a bit me

of someone who has gone and done it

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four years ago, and takes the grit

and does it again four years later.

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It is so difficult to do. She's had

a target on her back. It would have

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been easy to retire four is a guy at

the top of her game. To do a second

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Olympics, if she didn't win the gold

it would have been a failure. She

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believed in herself, against

everything, against this sinus

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problem. That she hasn't been on top

form this year. I'm getting goose

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bumps again because she is

incredible.

Bet is the first race

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she has won since taking the World

Championships in 2015.

She has had

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concussion, injuries, and huge

setbacks. But she never stopped

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believing. She hasn't had the

greatest season but she got it right

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and in that moment it shows what a

superstar she is. Uber and that is

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synonymous with life. People think

that you are at the top and we see

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Lizzy every four years being

amazing. We need to see that she's

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gone through real lows to bring it

back up. Even if young women

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watching think this is a tough time

they are at now, Lizzy has been

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there. Yesterday she was at the top

of what you could do in sport.

That

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is why sport reaches out beyond the

winning of a match or a race, it is

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bigger than that. These men and

women have gone through so much to

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get to where they are and it is

exciting to think that we have

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reached a stage where we aren't just

hoping for a bronze medal here or a

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great fifth-place finish, we are

winning gold medals and to have two

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athletes on the podium together size

an awful lot about the team spirit

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between them and also the depth of

the talent -- says an awful lot.

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We've seen the first rung of the GB

two-man bob. A great time posted by

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Brad Hall and Joel Fearon. Brad is

the pilot, job is one of the fastest

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100 metre runners. He slots in

behind Brad, this

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100 metre runners. He slots in

behind Brad, this track is really

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challenging?

We said from the start

that the key on this track is the

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velocity. They are super athletes,

they had the start and the velocity.

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Brad had a phenomenal run here. A

great first run in training this

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week but has been struggling in the

middle of the pack. This is

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fantastic.

We can see the speeds

they are reaching. The former bob

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one-week get to it will be the

fastest of the sliding vehicles?

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Brad is a specialist. This was not

expected, for him to be in this

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position at this stage. It is great,

he is such a talented driver and he

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can really build over the coming

years.

Two teams in the four man

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Bob, is Brad the number one hope?

They have been switching around, but

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for him, key has been performing

better this season.

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better this season.

You have seen

all of the athletes, the women's

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sleds, and the four man pilots,

everybody has been their daily. The

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track has changed so much since the

test event.

The quicker they can

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pick up those changes, we are

talking centimetres that will make

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the perfect line and make those

races.

After the first run, we will

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be back at one o'clock for the

second run. Seventh place after the

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first run. Brad Hall for Great

Britain, not point to nine behind

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the leaders. You can see how close

it is, those top three places.

It is

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the same as the Luge and the

skeleton, we will see so much stuff

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around. It is a tricky track. It is

the dangerous track we saw in

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Vancouver. It is very technical. If

you don't get your minds right, you

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can lose huge spaces. We have seen

it in the luge and the skeleton and

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hundred percent sure that we will

see it in the

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hundred percent sure that we will

see it in the bobsleigher as well!

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If you look at this

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see it in the bobsleigher as well!

If you look at this for a close

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finish, the biathlon that was run

earlier this morning was

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extraordinary. The 15 kilometre mass

start. 30 by athletes here. Watch

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out for the athlete in the middle

there. With the number two on his

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bib. He is trying to become the

first Frenchman to win four Olympic

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gold medals. He is going for a

career of four gold medals. Going to

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the finish with us, Rob Walker...

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Fourcade has to be focused here. I'm

sure when he was in the range for

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the fourth time in the individual

race, he was, in his mind, en route

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to yet another Winter Olympics gold.

But it unravelled with his last two

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shots and that will surely be in the

mercurial Frenchman's mind as he

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prepares himself for this last visit

to the range ahead of a three K

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circuit to glory. Simon Schempp,

world champion. Eric Lesser, silver

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medallist twice four years ago.

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medallist twice four years ago. Can

the three-time Olympic champion

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Martin Fourcade produce a quartet of

golds?

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They are all up and running. No

mistakes from anyone yet. There is

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Eric Lesser's first mistake.

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Eric Lesser's first mistake. Nasa

has missed two, so Martin Fourcade

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and Simon Schempp -- Eric Lesser has

missed two. Real disappointment

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therefore Eric Lesser. Can one of

these men get in the mix?

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Eder has missed two. The defending

Winter Olympic champion is there as

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well. Fourcade will fancy the job

here. Still waiting to see who is

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third.

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Martin Fourcade, no luxury of a fist

pump to the crowd, because Simon

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Schempp, the reigning world champion

in this event, is breathing down his

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neck. The defending champion is

coming out of nowhere to be in with

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a shout for podium. Eric Lesser made

two costly misses at the range.

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two costly misses at the range. It

looks like the three men are all

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vying for the bronze, Benedict Doll,

the sprint world champion, the

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defending champion and Arrow

Glacier, the German, who has been by

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far the most accurate in the region

to that last visit. This is the

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battle for gold. It is Martin

Fourcade, the three-time Winter

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Olympic champion, aiming for a

hat-trick of medals in the Winter

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Olympics in this event. Silver in

Vancouver, silver in Sochi. Two men

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battling for gold and silver. Three

men in the bottom of your shot,

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battling for bronze.

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battling for bronze. What a race on

our hands we have here. This is

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superb. The German and French

coaches roaring encouragement to

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these biathletes.

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these biathletes. Benedikt Doll,

world sprint champion. Bronze in the

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pursuit.

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This would be amazing from Svendsen.

Many thought the legendary Norwegian

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who carried the flag in the opening

ceremony was over the hill and

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passed it, but he might be giving

himself one more opportunity for an

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individual medal. Benedikt Doll

looks over his shoulder and so does

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Svendsen. Nothing to separate those

three.

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three. Five men. Only room on the

podium for three. Can Martin

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Fourcade some acceleration here in

the last couple of kilometres?

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the last couple of kilometres? Can

the three-time Winter Olympic

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champion make it four? We will see

some incredible celebrations if he

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does. And what about Simon Schempp?

He had a relay silver four years

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ago, but this would be by far the

biggest victory of his career. Yes,

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he's the world champion in this

event, but this is the Winter

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Olympic Games and it only comes

around once every four years. If

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Simon Schempp is to become the

champion, he will do so beating one

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of the all-time greats, Martin

Fourcade, the Frenchman. 1400 metres

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to go. Still nothing to separate

these two men. But which one is

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hurting the most? Who is going to

start settling the silver first? Who

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is driven on by a relentless desire

for glory? Massive burst of

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acceleration by Eric Lesser, and use

the ah -- Benedikt Doll is suddenly

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finding himself out of contention.

Lesser in third.

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Lesser in third. At the bottom of

your picture, Martin Fourcade,

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trying to get a gap between himself

and Simon Schempp as the other three

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come tearing down towards that sharp

right-hander before the long climb

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and the contemplation of a sprint

finish.

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Martin Fourcade and Simon Schempp,

preparing themselves for the final

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assault. One more lung bursting push

for the line. What about this battle

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for bronze? Three of them are still

there. Svendsen, Eric Lesser,

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Benedikt Doll and Svendsen is going

for this. He is desperate for

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another Olympic medal. He hasn't

produced his best so far, but this

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is the closest he has come to being

on the podium in these games. This

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is what world-class sport is all

about. If you are watching hour

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biathlon for the first time, it

doesn't matter. Who has got the

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heart, who has got the drive, who

has the desire and who has the

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belief to see that moment that will

go down in history? Simon Schempp,

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the world champion, Martin Fourcade,

the multiple Winter Olympic

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champion. This would be the biggest

moment in Schempp's life, but

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Fourcade is driving. Schempp is

trying to come on the right-hand

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side. It's so close! It is shoulder

to shoulder, eyeball to eyeball! Oh,

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my goodness me! It's a photo! I

think Martin Fourcade thinks he may

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have lost it on the line. Has Emil

Hegle Svendsen got the bronze? Yes,

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he has. Root is on the podium again.

Fourcade is shaking his head. Has

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Simon Schempp relegated Martin

Fourcade down to the silver medal

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for the third successive time in

these games? Fourcade has been given

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it. Silver in Vancouver, silver in

Sochi. Is it gold for Martin

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Fourcade? I think it might be. Rob

Walker was right. Fourcade can

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finally celebrate because this time,

he is on the right side of the photo

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finish. It was a tremendously

exciting closing lap and lunge for

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the line. Simon Schempp of Germany

just missed out. Fourcade gets his

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timing spot on to win the fourth

Winter Olympic gold medal of his

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career and to make up for just

missing out on this event for the

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last two games. Look out his

frustration! Last time, he was in

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that photo finish with Svendsen and

they got the same time, but Fourcade

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was adjudged to have finished just

behind. This time, he has done it.

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Martin Fourcade becomes the greatest

ever French Winter Olympian, moving

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past Jean-Claude Killy. We can see

where France stand now in the medal

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table. Norway are top for the first

time.

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Now, the latest news on Elise

Christie, who so far has had two

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incredibly unlucky but also

disastrous falls in the speed

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skating. She was taken to hospital

last night for x-rays on her right

0:25:390:25:43

ankle. No broken bones. She says she

is working hard alongside Team GB to

0:25:430:25:50

try and turn this around, but her

leg is very swollen. Chemmy, she is

0:25:500:25:56

in a lot of pain.

Very swollen. She

is cycling to get that swelling out

0:25:560:26:01

and then there are these boots that

have compression, so she's trying to

0:26:010:26:06

get that swelling up to the heart so

she can get rid of it. She is doing

0:26:060:26:09

all the right things. The fact that

she is already on the bike is good

0:26:090:26:12

news. If anyone can do it, she is

fierce enough.

If you can make it to

0:26:120:26:22

Tuesday, there is just one race than

a couple of days to keep icing it,

0:26:220:26:27

get the swelling down. But she will

have to deal with the pain.

She will

0:26:270:26:32

not feel the pain if she gets on the

start line. The adrenaline will kick

0:26:320:26:36

in and she will be ready. She is

tough enough to handle the pain.

So

0:26:360:26:41

speaks a woman who has looked

through pain barrier is more than

0:26:410:26:45

once before!

0:26:450:26:52

There has been drama in the curling.

0:26:520:26:58

Eve Muirhead knows that this stone

can't count because the red light

0:27:000:27:05

comes on to signify that she had

committed a hard-line violation. You

0:27:050:27:09

have to release the stone before the

red line. And although it looked as

0:27:090:27:14

if she had released it before the

red line, she may just have tapped

0:27:140:27:18

the back of the handle with her

finger as she was taking her hand

0:27:180:27:21

away, and that would have activated

the red light. There are still

0:27:210:27:25

discussion as to whether the

technology was working, but the

0:27:250:27:29

upshot of it is that Sweden have

beaten with Britain and the British

0:27:290:27:33

women manage to win two of their

last three games to progress to the

0:27:330:27:36

knockout stages. Those last three

games are going to be tough as it is

0:27:360:27:43

Switzerland, Japan and Canada they

have got. Canada started

0:27:430:27:45

appallingly, but have made a

comeback as they always do. That

0:27:450:27:50

could be the one that decides. Onto

the men's team. They are currently

0:27:500:27:55

in action against Italy. We will be

rejoining the game shortly, but here

0:27:550:28:00

is their table.

0:28:000:28:06

is their table. The top four go

through to the knockout stages, so

0:28:060:28:09

Britain need to be winning their

remaining matches. When we left them

0:28:090:28:13

on BBC Two, Great Britain were

leading but Italy took two in the

0:28:130:28:16

sixth end and as we join it, the

score is 3-3. Britain have the

0:28:160:28:21

hammer in end seven. Logan Gray and

Jackie Lockhart.

0:28:210:28:28

You join us at an extremely exciting

part of the end. There is a tactical

0:28:280:28:33

exchange going on here as GB look to

try and blank in the seventh end to

0:28:330:28:38

take the hammer into the eighth.

Kyle Smith, the GB skip, is trying

0:28:380:28:44

to make a take-out of his own. He

wants to hit this red on the

0:28:440:28:50

left-hand side. Get it a bit close

to the nose. GB are still lying in

0:28:500:28:56

shot position after that. Italy have

a bit of work to do here is the

0:28:560:29:06

debrief of that Stone continues.

0:29:060:29:12

debrief of that Stone continues. A

positive result for GB.

0:29:130:29:18

He has left just about all you can

see that red.

0:29:260:29:38

see that red. Has to be very careful

here, though.

0:29:380:29:48

here, though.

Joel Retornaz' eyes

peeled on the stone coming down the

0:29:480:29:51

ice. We have seen them flirt with a

couple of guards in this game and

0:29:510:29:57

sneak by.

He is playing a controlled

weight here.

0:29:570:30:09

weight here.

Lovely shot by the

Italian fourth player.

0:30:090:30:20

But he has left a controlled double

take-out for Team GB to school two

0:30:220:30:31

here.

0:30:310:30:36

It leads an opportunity for Team GB.

A shot required from Kyle Smith. If

0:30:360:30:44

he makes it perfectly, it could

remove both of the reds and go to

0:30:440:30:50

line two.

0:30:500:31:00

A deep breath required... Again,

favouring that controlled takeout.

0:31:000:31:11

This one is quite a lot more

difficult than that one. It looks

0:31:110:31:15

very close. Have they got it? They

certainly have! A great shot by Kyle

0:31:150:31:23

Smith to score too. A big response

from Team GB as they restore a two

0:31:230:31:30

shot lead that they had earlier in

the game. Team GB are looking good.

0:31:300:31:37

Just three ends to come. Leading

Italy 5-3.

0:31:370:31:45

Italy 5-3. It has been an

enthralling match all the way. An

0:31:490:31:52

extremely tight game. A big two in

the first end. For the first time,

0:31:520:31:58

you can really sense that Team GB is

beginning to take control again?

0:31:580:32:03

They played that end very well,

there was a lot of cat and mouse

0:32:030:32:11

initially, with Italy putting its

guards up but they had to make a

0:32:110:32:14

play on something. With how the

stones Lane, it's a great

0:32:140:32:18

opportunity to pick up two. Italy

played a lovely shot. They turned

0:32:180:32:25

the play and they did a wonderful

job of picking up a deuce.

The

0:32:250:32:34

second of the game for Team GB. It

comes at a very important time in

0:32:340:32:39

the match. Italy running out of

time, just three ends to come. Cammy

0:32:390:32:48

Smith gets that next end started...

If we cannot pick a winner in that

0:32:480:32:57

time, we will go to an extra end,

like we did earlier with the women's

0:32:570:33:00

team.

0:33:000:33:05

It must be extremely reassuring to

know that you have their weight

0:33:110:33:16

control in the back pocket?

He has

set them up well with this game.

0:33:160:33:21

Just after that big shot that Kyle

Smith played, the whole team are a

0:33:210:33:25

little pumped and ready to finish

off the game. It would be nice if

0:33:250:33:32

they could for one here. -- Force

one. Womack the Italians are looking

0:33:320:33:41

focused, they are not down and out

here.

0:33:410:33:49

The corner guard goes up... Italy

try and forge an opportunity to

0:33:500:33:58

school with two of their own to get

back into the game. It's even

0:33:580:34:02

Stevens at the lead position, 91%.

The line is good!

The boys had to

0:34:020:34:12

remember that even if they give up a

two here, they have the hammer in

0:34:120:34:16

the ninth, and it would be really

nice if they could try and play an

0:34:160:34:20

end where they have a blank. Take

the hammer down the last...

0:34:200:34:26

CHEERING

A big roar goes up in the arena, as

0:34:260:34:30

Korea put a steel on the board. The

seventh end to tie the game up after

0:34:300:34:36

a score of two in the sect, five

each against Denmark.

0:34:360:34:48

each against Denmark. It looks like

a similar approach to what we saw

0:34:480:34:51

from Italy in the sixth end. The men

put their first score of two on the

0:34:510:34:58

board in the game. They try and tap

the yellow back alongside the other

0:34:580:35:03

GB stone. The sweepers are trying to

drag it down there.

0:35:030:35:15

drag it down there. For the first

time in the match, we have seen it

0:35:150:35:19

getting under the skin of the

Italian fourth, Lizzy.

Completely

0:35:190:35:26

the wrong line, probably down to the

weight. You need more to tap the

0:35:260:35:29

yellow back. Did not have it, it's

an opportunity for Team GB to clean

0:35:290:35:36

up the corner guard. That was a shot

that will cause difficulty. Should

0:35:360:35:40

they get one round behind it.

0:35:400:35:46

they get one round behind it.

It is

good to see the Team GB boys

0:35:460:35:49

relaxing a little bit. Even Stevens

at second, 70% there. It is good to

0:35:490:35:54

see them relaxing. Let's keep

focused on the job in hand and not

0:35:540:35:59

relax too much. A two shot lead at

this stage, by no means a decisive

0:35:590:36:05

margin.

0:36:050:36:10

margin. You would prefer to be two

shots up rather than two down!

0:36:100:36:14

Certainly!

0:36:140:36:19

The Italians trying to particular

Don the red. -- card on the red. I

0:36:280:36:36

think that Great Britain will go for

it...

0:36:360:36:42

it...

We saw Team GB doing this the

last time, they are happy to run the

0:36:420:36:47

stones down. Make it difficult for

Italy to score. The more Italian

0:36:470:36:54

stones that they can move from play,

the less likely that they will score

0:36:540:36:58

a big end.

We are getting a Mexican

wave in the crowd, the first this

0:36:580:37:05

week!

The first in the Gangneung

curling arena. I was lucky enough to

0:37:050:37:14

be part of one in the ganging Ice

Arena on the short track the last

0:37:140:37:22

weekend -- Gangneung Ice Arena.

0:37:220:37:28

weekend -- Gangneung Ice Arena.

They

would be focused on the game in

0:37:280:37:31

hand, it shouldn't really be

affecting them.

0:37:310:37:37

affecting them. In another corner

for Italy.

0:37:370:37:44

for Italy.

The Mexican wave is still

going, a great performance by the

0:37:440:37:46

home crowd! CHUCKLES

All right, enough now!

They will get

0:37:460:37:57

tired very shortly!

They will need a

cat nap before the tenth end. Thomas

0:37:570:38:05

Muirhead making the appeal...

0:38:050:38:13

Muirhead making the appeal... Great

energy shown by the home support.

0:38:130:38:19

Joel Retornaz makes his way up.

Italy will keep trying to protect

0:38:220:38:26

that Stone in the house.

0:38:260:38:35

They have been putting it in pretty

much the perfect spot over the last

0:38:430:38:47

couple of stones. More of the same

and as Jackie said, they keep

0:38:470:38:51

running the stones down before they

make a move. Giving Team GB as

0:38:510:38:56

little time as possible to make a

double.

That was overdone there. Not

0:38:560:39:04

at all covering the red in the

house.

8% between those statistics.

0:39:040:39:12

It could be the beginning, where we

see a two shot gap between the two

0:39:120:39:18

teams on the scoreboard. A great

performance so far from Thomas

0:39:180:39:22

Muirhead. A slightly different

delivery. A more classical delivery.

0:39:220:39:30

We call it the Manitoba tarp, where

your knees are over the front bed.

0:39:300:39:37

-- the Manitoba tuck.

0:39:370:39:45

-- the Manitoba tuck. A lot of speed

making in delivering the stone like

0:39:460:39:48

that.

Thomas would like to have

rolled right between these two

0:39:480:39:56

yellows. But there is an opportunity

for a takeout on these two yellows.

0:39:560:40:10

Or is he looking at tapping them

back? Trying to create a nest.

0:40:180:40:32

We shouldn't get too excited. GB

lying in three. They gave up a score

0:40:330:40:40

of two. There is still work to be

done here.

After some discussion

0:40:400:40:53

they are looking to catch the yellow

and catch a little role. They have

0:40:530:41:05

the guard. They have to utilise it.

A sneaky fleck.

0:41:050:41:21

A sneaky fleck. It hasn't been

catching well at all.

0:41:220:41:29

It should be a straightforward

takeout for Kyle Smith. Said it a

0:41:520:41:57

couple of games ago. It really

spurned the opportunity. Hopefully

0:41:570:42:01

he has learned from that one. A

couple of lovely takeouts with the

0:42:010:42:08

last end anyway. Suggesting it is

the case.

0:42:080:42:14

the case. The sweepers will tire on

this one. Trying to keep it

0:42:160:42:21

straight. Get this red pass the

yellow. It was over curled again.

0:42:210:42:26

That is a big mistake by the GB

skip. It seems there is a silly shot

0:42:260:42:38

that brings Italy right back into

it.

It is a missed opportunity, two

0:42:380:42:48

yellows. Making it very difficult.

It is another gifted opportunity to

0:42:480:43:02

the Italians.

0:43:020:43:13

We should see a double takeout here.

He will want the shooter to lie.

0:43:150:43:21

That has too happen if he wants to

create two here.

Throwing a lot of

0:43:210:43:29

his weight behind this.

That was way

too much, a missed opportunity.

0:43:290:43:34

Going from one side to the other.

He

is looking a little agitated out

0:43:340:43:40

there at the moment, Amos Mosaner. A

couple of mistakes are creeping into

0:43:400:43:46

the Italian performance. Whether it

is getting the better of him...

0:43:460:43:53

Maybe he plays golf in the summer?

Swinging his brush around anyway.

0:43:530:44:00

Kyle Smith should be able to see

this red stone. It should be happy

0:44:000:44:09

enough for Italy to blank here.

Going past the guard... He has

0:44:090:44:21

courted, can you believe it? Come

on...

Sat right behind the shot. I

0:44:210:44:29

thought from the moment he let it

go, it was tight. Just a fuse slack

0:44:290:44:34

shots, it was a get out of jail free

card. The possibility of rolling the

0:44:340:44:44

end, in taking the hammer into the

ninth end... Italy would have taken

0:44:440:44:53

it into the ninth there. A simple

draw for two here for Italy.

It will

0:44:530:45:01

be a score of two for Italy.

Disappointing for Kyle Smith. GB

0:45:010:45:08

will concede a couple of shots. I

think we could see Kyle Smith

0:45:080:45:12

getting a bit of a telling off from

the officials there.

0:45:120:45:20

It changes things for GB so much.

Five each.

0:45:240:45:37

Five each.

You can hear the boys

rallying around to support Kyle. The

0:45:390:45:45

game is not over. Two Moore ends to

go.

0:45:450:45:54

go.

A lot of panic on the face of

Kyle Smith there.

0:45:540:46:01

Kyle Smith there. He is starting to

get angry and miss shots as a

0:46:010:46:03

result. You want to keep making

shots.

The Italians can be quite

0:46:030:46:12

over excitable. I think we were

beginning to put pressure on and

0:46:120:46:19

they were making mistakes, but we

are not capitalising at the moment

0:46:190:46:22

and that is a real shame.

0:46:220:46:28

Just taking two is back and forth in

the last few ends. Italy scored two

0:46:360:46:40

in the sixth and the eighth end and

GP had one of their own in the

0:46:400:46:47

seventh -- GB.

0:46:470:46:52

seventh -- GB. Jackie, the boys are

playing well at the moment. They

0:46:560:46:59

just need to have a few finishing

touches.

0:46:590:47:06

touches.

Yeah, Cammy is setting the

end up well. They just have to

0:47:060:47:12

remember that and use each other to

support one another. If Kyle is

0:47:120:47:18

having a bad game, try and keep him

involved, talk him through the shot

0:47:180:47:23

before he plays it. There must be

lots of things to do to support one

0:47:230:47:27

another. Think about plan B if plan

A isn't going to work. He didn't

0:47:270:47:35

have too sit on the nose of that

shot. I realise he couldn't see a

0:47:350:47:39

loss of it, but he only had to catch

the outside of it.

Do you think

0:47:390:47:44

those shots are still playing on his

mind?

For sure. You will know

0:47:440:47:51

yourself, being a skip, that

sometimes it is difficult to get rid

0:47:510:47:53

of the shots that you have played

badly. But that is why we have

0:47:530:47:58

psychologists in the sport, to

mentally help you progress and

0:47:580:48:01

calculate what you have done wrong

to improve it for the next game.

0:48:010:48:08

Kyle Smith is taking a bit of

time-out and watching the game next

0:48:190:48:23

door, trying to end the stewing.

Sometimes it's better to have that

0:48:230:48:32

kind of close proximity of

discussion. You don't want to give

0:48:320:48:37

away your game plan.

Not if you are

a Canadian or American, because they

0:48:370:48:43

do like to give away their game plan

and to the opposition what they are

0:48:430:48:47

going to play and what the

opposition is going to play. They

0:48:470:48:51

had a little confab to decide what

to do. All of the team have to want

0:48:510:48:57

to do the same thing.

0:48:570:49:03

They are really curling at the end

here.

0:49:140:49:25

I think they are looking for

something in a similar position

0:49:290:49:32

here.

0:49:320:49:37

here. Kyle Waddell keeping his eyes

up, trying to judge the distance.

0:49:370:49:45

They didn't want that short of the

house.

No, they needed it right in.

0:49:530:50:00

Sitting on top of their own yellow

would have been great.

0:50:000:50:07

would have been great. Italy choose

to come round the other side.

0:50:120:50:19

Coming down the other side of the

sheet this time, Simone Gonin.

0:50:260:50:39

sheet this time, Simone Gonin. They

would like this one to stay in front

0:50:390:50:41

of the TV line. As Jackie mentioned,

lots of curl. A bit of a let off

0:50:410:50:47

here for GB.

That is going a little

too far. What a curl that took one

0:50:470:50:58

came into the house.

0:50:580:51:04

came into the house. Kyle Waddell is

going to remove the red stone we

0:51:040:51:10

see.

Got a fortunate result out of

that. I don't think he meant to

0:51:100:51:20

leave his shooter out there.

0:51:200:51:31

There are a few yellow stone is

kicking around and just the one red

0:51:320:51:36

of Italy. Right next door, USA

against Norway.

0:51:360:51:46

against Norway. Norway are in their

red, floral fancy pants today.

Yeah,

0:51:480:51:53

the Norwegians must have a whole

suitcase of fancy pants. They have a

0:51:530:51:58

different power on every day.

0:51:580:52:05

They would have liked that to come a

bit further in.

0:52:100:52:17

bit further in. There was an

opportunity

0:52:190:52:29

opportunity for a slash on the

yellow.

What a shot. They love the

0:52:290:52:39

result.

Apologies again for the foul

language. A little bit of excitement

0:52:390:52:47

coming in. But that was a wonderful

shot.

0:52:470:52:53

shot.

Hit its sweet as a nut.

Great

result.

0:52:540:53:07

Italy still lie one shot at the

moment, though.

They don't nearly

0:53:110:53:17

have the same amount of protection

that they did before, though.

0:53:170:53:24

This will be a long guard.

0:53:430:53:54

He kicked the yellow stone, but he

has replaced it back to where he

0:53:580:54:03

thought it was, which GB are allowed

to let because he has confirmed that

0:54:030:54:07

he kicked it accidentally.

0:54:070:54:18

Thomas Muirhead makes the peel

nicely.

0:54:230:54:31

It is going to be more of the same

for Italy.

0:54:310:54:40

for Italy. It has been a common

theme from one end to another of

0:54:400:54:43

Italy throwing guards and then GB

claimed appeals. -- playing the

0:54:430:54:50

peels.

0:54:500:54:53

Let's see if they get the job done.

0:55:050:55:13

There might be more deliberation

over this one.

What would be nice is

0:55:130:55:20

a nice, controlled way, with the

opportunity that you can hold it,

0:55:200:55:26

push the red back.

Looks like you're

going to get that, Jackie.

0:55:260:55:43

A good shot by Thomas Muirhead.

That

was a nice try. At least they gave

0:55:480:56:00

at every opportunity. The fact that

it stayed in the house is good. It

0:56:000:56:07

is fully visible to Italy, so they

could get a hit and roll.

0:56:070:56:21

could get a hit and roll.

We were

talking about how the stones can

0:56:210:56:23

swing more as the game goes on. The

sliding track is where the players

0:56:230:56:27

deliver the stone up the middle of

the playing area. It has had a bit

0:56:270:56:36

of the pebble knocked off and the

stones are curling a bit more. Amos

0:56:360:56:47

Moss and -- Amos Mosaner looking to

match the stone play by Thomas

0:56:470:56:50

Muirhead.

0:56:500:56:55

Muirhead.

And he has. There is a

fair bit of tension out there today.

0:56:560:57:15

He is frustrated because he feels

like he made that shot but it was

0:57:150:57:21

slightly misjudged. All of a sudden,

GB can see the poking its nose out

0:57:210:57:25

of the other side.

He led a very

good stone, but we already knew that

0:57:250:57:31

once the weight comes off it, there

is a lot of movement. We saw Thomas'

0:57:310:57:37

do the same thing.

0:57:370:57:46

do the same thing.

We have our first

final score of session eight. It is

0:57:460:57:50

Sweden disposing of Japan with

consummate ease with a score of five

0:57:500:57:53

in the eighth end to win 11-4. So

Sweden go to six and zero, still

0:57:530:58:01

perfect this week. And Japan go to

three wins and three losses, which

0:58:010:58:04

is good for GB. With a win here

against Italy, we can join Japan. We

0:58:040:58:11

have already played and beaten them,

so we have a better ranking over

0:58:110:58:16

them.

0:58:160:58:26

That took a long time before it

wanted to make contact with the red

0:58:310:58:37

stone. I think he has done enough.

0:58:370:58:50

That could be a handy one later.

Just two stones to come here in the

0:58:500:58:56

ninth end.

0:58:560:59:06

Well, this is a huge shot here for

Amos Mosaner.

0:59:190:59:26

Amos Mosaner. Going for the more

adventurous shot here. They know

0:59:300:59:35

they need to force GB to score one

here in the ninth end.

0:59:350:59:43

That looks like a draw for two for

GB.

There is a high red guard, which

1:00:041:00:12

means you can't chip that red out,

so...

1:00:121:00:26

A draw to four is what we are

looking for. We have to be careful,

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if he does not get right to the

brush here, and give it a full

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opportunity, there is a huge swing

as it comes into the house. We saw

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the Italian shot, make a real drive

towards the left hand side there.

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Right across the line...

This is the

final stone of the ninth end. I

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think they would be quite pleased

seeing the draw, the takeout has not

1:00:561:01:01

been very accurate in the last

couple of ends.

Does he need to

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catch this, will it stop? I don't

think it is going to stop.

Trying to

1:01:041:01:11

sweep it through...

It is too heavy!

Oh, dear.

Another missed

1:01:111:01:20

opportunity, a real shame. The guys

thought about catching the edge of

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the yellow but they were too late.

The pool is so big there.

Karl Smith

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is struggling to get the job done

for Team GB. They are still in the

1:01:321:01:36

lead after nine ends by one shot.

1:01:361:01:48

Denmark scored three in the eighth

end. Taking an 8-5 lead against the

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informal Korean side. Korea defeated

Team GB yesterday -- in form. Giving

1:01:571:02:05

them a third loss. Korea with their

third of the week. It looks like

1:02:051:02:11

Korea will go to one wing and five

losses whereas Denmark will move up

1:02:111:02:16

to two and four. It is a real shame,

for Team GB. The score of two.

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Surely they would have been able to

run the game home? Now it is a bit

1:02:251:02:31

of a 50-50.

I would have been more

comfortable if I saw two on the

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scoreboard there.

1:02:351:02:40

scoreboard there.

Looking at it

statistically, generally, a team

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with a 1-shot lead, coming home

without the hammer, that would be

1:02:431:02:48

about 60% of the time they win. We

do have an advantage here. Not a

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very big one.

1:02:521:02:58

very big one.

Italy have, a couple

of times, created and made two.

1:02:581:03:02

That's what we need to be careful

of.

It is a shame his younger

1:03:021:03:09

brother Kami wasn't throwing that.

He has had a good game but

1:03:091:03:15

unfortunately that is the story of

curling. The four man team...

There

1:03:151:03:22

is a great deal more pressure on

that final shot at the end. The job

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well done.

Sometimes there are those

high and technical shots and

1:03:291:03:35

sometimes the pressure, the simplest

shot there. It is the pressure of

1:03:351:03:40

playing the last stone.

Still all to

play for for both teams. A 1-shot

1:03:401:03:46

game. Both teams on two wins and

three losses. With a win... Either

1:03:461:03:54

team could very much stay in the

hunt for the semis, two and four

1:03:541:04:00

would be a long way back. You would

not be down and out.

Really having

1:04:001:04:06

to work this out. Take it as far as

you can. Guarding the red and in the

1:04:061:04:11

house. Well swept.

1:04:111:04:18

Italy with a tap back on the yellow

stone here for the second

1:04:241:04:32

stone here for the second stone of

Daniele Ferrazza.

1:04:321:04:38

Daniele Ferrazza. How frustrating

can it be, Jackie, to know that you

1:04:401:04:44

have been there. You have been the

better team and had the upper hand

1:04:441:04:48

but it does not tell on the

scoreboard?

It must be really

1:04:481:04:52

frustrating. It will be telling on

Kyle Smith at the moment. Down to a

1:04:521:04:57

few of his stones that he has not

executed well. He must be

1:04:571:05:02

frustrated, the rest of the guys

have played so well and set up those

1:05:021:05:05

ends for him. That is the story of

the week so far. You need the four

1:05:051:05:11

guys to all play at the same time.

What has happened here?

1:05:111:05:19

What has happened here?

I can only

assume that the stone was burnt. I

1:05:231:05:36

think Amos Mosaner reared up. The

handle stops on it. It is rotating

1:05:361:05:41

quite quickly there. A little kick

and the handle stops.

Did we think

1:05:411:05:49

it would hit the guard, what do we

think?

I'm not sure, I don't think

1:05:491:05:54

it was going to hit the guard.

My

goodness, it has been a day of

1:05:541:05:58

controversy.

1:05:581:06:08

Well, it is a little bit of a

negotiation. It is quite nice to

1:06:131:06:19

see. That is not what happened

between Canada and Denmark earlier

1:06:191:06:25

in the week.

It is a running stone,

they burnt it and they should remove

1:06:251:06:30

it. Fair play if there are some

stones in the house coming to rest,

1:06:301:06:34

and the turgid, you know what it is

going to do. Did he catch the

1:06:341:06:41

running stone or did his foot catch

a different stone?

If you are

1:06:411:06:46

wondering whether the time clocks

are still running, they have

1:06:461:06:48

stopped. It is a technical time-out

situation. Players are waiting to

1:06:481:06:54

see another replay. As they are down

at the playing end of the ice. You

1:06:541:07:02

are not the director, Kyle! He kicks

it there. It is over the hog line.

1:07:021:07:11

Did he touch it with his brush?

His

left foot just stalled it.

1:07:111:07:29

It has touched just after the hog

line.

The official comes in to help

1:07:301:07:38

decipher the situation.

If it is a

running stone, Italy have touched

1:07:381:07:41

their own running stone and it is

burnt and it should be removed.

1:07:411:07:46

Yes... What a pressure for these

young boys to be put under.

You

1:07:461:07:57

could have added weight. It could

have landed there.

1:07:571:08:08

have landed there.

If I am totally

honest, in my opinion, I don't

1:08:081:08:10

really think it would have changed

the trajectory of the stone that

1:08:101:08:14

much.

No, but whether it does or

not, if you are

1:08:141:08:22

not, if you are playing if you touch

it with your brush, it you say you

1:08:251:08:29

touched it and you move it. I

realise it was getting close to the

1:08:291:08:32

house but it wasn't in it. Real

pressure put on there. The opposing

1:08:321:08:40

skip has the decision, what they

want to do with it.

Another thing to

1:08:401:08:45

consider is although the red stone

is in the house, it could well be

1:08:451:08:49

helping Team GB! But I am happy to

see that they have not actually

1:08:491:08:53

removed it in some ways. It has been

a bone of contention this week

1:08:531:08:57

already.

It would have been a huge

pressure for Kyle. I sometimes think

1:08:571:09:06

the person who burnt the stone

should be the one to remove it.

And

1:09:061:09:10

Rachel Homan decided to take one of

those stones. It came back to bite

1:09:101:09:14

her in the backside! They had some

bad, and ended up losing. Hopefully

1:09:141:09:24

the gods will look favourably on

decision from Kyle Smith.

1:09:241:09:33

decision from Kyle Smith. Back to

the game in hand...

1:09:361:09:42

the game in hand...

It was nice that

it was handled amicably online. It

1:09:431:09:47

is up to you to make a decision as

to what to do.

1:09:471:10:00

They are having to work this hard...

Are they going to take it in? Is it

1:10:021:10:08

going to be in?

1:10:081:10:13

going to be in? Just!

It is a big

decision for Kyle Smith. Time to

1:10:151:10:22

tidy things up... Or it is time to

go for it.

Because of the angle of

1:10:221:10:28

the Reds there, you could put

another guard on.

1:10:281:10:39

I don't know whether it has gone

that far in...

Thomas wants to throw

1:10:411:10:47

a guard in and take the game down.

What do you like?

Long or intern.

1:10:471:11:02

You are making him draw the white.

That is good for us at the moment...

1:11:021:11:12

We cannot slip too far and leave

him...

1:11:121:11:18

him...

Yes, that has tried to

prevent them from getting in close

1:11:191:11:24

to the other one. Four feet there.

Makes it harder for Italy to get

1:11:241:11:30

through. That is good. Those stone

placements are key. They don't want

1:11:301:11:35

to come in too far. They've really

got to be on the 12 Foot Circle.

1:11:351:11:47

got to be on the 12 Foot Circle.

A

good early call from the sweepers to

1:11:521:11:53

tell Kyle Smith that it isn't quite

what they were looking for, the

1:11:531:12:00

weight.

They want to set...

1:12:001:12:06

Italy looking to see if they want to

come down and catch the edge of

1:12:221:12:27

their own red. Try and split them to

opposite ends of the house. Or

1:12:271:12:35

whether they come down to the other

side. They sit in the corner.

All of

1:12:351:12:43

the decisions are slowing right

down, the end is almost grinding to

1:12:431:12:49

a halt. Both teams understanding the

gravity of this situation. The next

1:12:491:12:56

eight or ten stones.

The next is

crucial. Whatever team wins the

1:12:561:13:06

game. They are still very much in

contention.

1:13:061:13:18

Coming down on the intern, trying to

do something a little nifty and

1:13:181:13:22

moving them around. This is the line

that Kyle Smith came down earlier.

1:13:221:13:28

Does he pass? Nope!

Kyle Smith tries

to encourage it in. He just catches

1:13:281:13:41

it.

He plays enough weight, it is

still in the house.

1:13:411:13:50

still in the house.

I do not think

that Team GB will want any more of

1:13:501:13:53

their stones to build up. It glances

off the guard and back. Team GB can

1:13:531:14:01

play a take out here.

1:14:011:14:08

play a take out here.

You have to be

careful. This part of the ice here,

1:14:081:14:15

are we passed the guard? Well done!

That was nice and well played.

It

1:14:151:14:22

looks like it was pulling hard. Both

teams were wary. Italy calling a

1:14:221:14:29

time out here.

1:14:291:14:34

time out here. The coach begins to

make his way down. He used to be the

1:14:341:14:39

Team GB men's coach for the British

curling programme. A great story for

1:14:391:14:45

you, Jackie. He played in two

Olympic Games in 1988 and 1992. Both

1:14:451:14:50

when it was a demonstration sport,

so no medals. Soren Gram did not win

1:14:501:14:58

a game in 1992.

No way?

I will

remind him of that later on!

And

1:14:581:15:10

playing for Sweden?

Try on the side

that you want to be at...

1:15:101:15:22

Do you want to play the double?

1:15:241:15:30

I think it is too dangerous to

play...

1:15:381:15:50

If you try that one, how are you

going to get rid of all the stones?

1:15:501:15:58

Try to hit...

1:15:581:16:05

Soren Gran always has a clear

opinion on things and isn't scared

1:16:051:16:08

to voice it. It looks like they are

potentially going to peel the guards

1:16:081:16:14

here.

1:16:141:16:19

here.

At the moment, the guards are

the danger shot to them, because

1:16:191:16:25

it's not making it easy for them to

get into that GB yellow in the

1:16:251:16:28

centre.

1:16:281:16:33

So we will be looking to lift both

of these.

1:16:391:16:50

As you said, Joel Retornaz doesn't

play a heavyweight. He had two

1:17:041:17:07

stones he had to remove.

1:17:071:17:18

You would have two hit it on the

nose or just a little high.

If we go

1:17:271:17:34

here, what's he doing?

Where to put

your shot.

Where are probably dead

1:17:341:17:45

garden this one.

When you first

start learning how to defend a one

1:17:451:17:50

shot lead coming home, you're taught

to make sure you get rid of all the

1:17:501:17:57

opposition stones. You don't give

them a chance to hide anything

1:17:571:18:00

behind. But when you get to the

elite level, it's not quite as

1:18:001:18:03

simple.

1:18:031:18:10

simple.

What is good for us is that

the two reds at the front are not

1:18:101:18:15

separated. They are angled together.

It depends how you hit it.

1:18:151:18:29

They are putting another guard on

here.

1:18:321:18:41

here. He has done what was asked of

him.

It helps that GB are lying

1:18:411:18:49

three, not just two. So it makes it

easier to call that guard. They have

1:18:491:18:54

a lot of work to do to bring those

reds at the front into a scoring

1:18:541:18:57

position.

They only have three

stones left.

1:18:571:19:10

stones left.

As the Italians finish

their discussions, we can confirm

1:19:101:19:12

another final score on sheet D.

Norway have finished off the USA to

1:19:121:19:22

win 8-5. Norway are up to three wins

and three losses. The United States

1:19:221:19:31

of America will move to two and

four.

1:19:311:19:42

Italy have decided to come down here

and catch their own red and roll the

1:19:441:19:50

shooter across the other side to

make some separation.

1:19:501:19:56

A nice shot by Joel Retornaz. It

will be easier for them to get at

1:20:081:20:16

that shot stone now.

1:20:161:20:22

that shot stone now. It is a very

intriguing tenth end here. Still

1:20:221:20:26

looks like it could go either way.

Seems to be going in slow motion at

1:20:261:20:31

the moment because there are a lot

of discussions. The guys have plenty

1:20:311:20:34

of time on the clock to have these

discussions. So a nice, controlled

1:20:341:20:40

weight here. Tap that red through,

get a role on the centre line.

1:20:401:20:49

Kyle needs to concentrate here.

1:20:541:21:00

Kyle needs to gather himself after a

few errant stones in the second

1:21:071:21:13

half.

1:21:131:21:18

Up and down with the brushes is

usually a good sign. A well-placed

1:21:241:21:28

shot.

1:21:281:21:34

How are Italy going to magic a score

of two out of this?

1:21:391:21:53

The GB two yellow stands out count

the red on the other side.

1:21:581:22:07

He could come down either side and

get the four foot, or he could try

1:22:141:22:20

the double.

1:22:201:22:25

The difficulty for Italy is that

they don't have a great chance to

1:22:311:22:36

score two at the moment.

They need

to think about going for the one.

1:22:361:22:46

to think about going for the one. I

guess this isn't a bad call, because

1:22:481:22:51

it could open up the four foot for

them.

Here is this monstrous takeout

1:22:511:22:59

weight that Amos Mosaner can play.

Leaves a stone in the eight foot.

1:22:591:23:14

Maybe if you put Joel's weight and

Amos' weight together, that might be

1:23:141:23:19

a better weight. That is real heavy

granite here's pushing. And it

1:23:191:23:24

didn't work out for him. You can see

in his face.

1:23:241:23:31

in his face.

Kyle Smith is going for

the straightforward shots, which may

1:23:321:23:35

be the best course of action, given

the struggles he has faced in this

1:23:351:23:40

second half of the game.

1:23:401:23:46

second half of the game. Could play

the draw around if he wanted to turn

1:23:461:23:50

up the pressure.

1:23:501:24:00

It is a very well played tenth end.

1:24:011:24:10

I am not sure when the last time

Amos Mosaner through a draw was.

1:24:101:24:17

Yeah, because he is going to play a

hit here. I thought he might have

1:24:171:24:22

plagued the draw. This is the kind

of shot baskets have to have in

1:24:221:24:25

their back pocket. -- the kind of

shop the skips need to have.

1:24:251:24:31

He has just scraped past.

That end

must have taken about half an hour,

1:24:421:24:55

between bloodstone controversies --

burnt stone controversies and long

1:24:551:25:02

discussions. But it is a tied game

and we will need an extra end to

1:25:021:25:05

break this one up.

CLARE BALDING: Another exciting game

1:25:051:25:13

in the curling. Jackie and Logan,

how crucial is it that Great Britain

1:25:131:25:16

win this match? Where are they in

relation to the other teams? You

1:25:161:25:20

have all the other games going on

the other sheets the moment.

Yeah,

1:25:201:25:26

it's critical that we win this game.

We are only sitting on two wins at

1:25:261:25:30

the moment and we need to get three.

Italy are sitting on the same score,

1:25:301:25:37

so both teams desperately want to

get the win. We have to hammer going

1:25:371:25:41

down the extra end, so let's make

sure we get a win and we go three in

1:25:411:25:46

three and keep ourselves alive in

this competition.

Great stuff, let's

1:25:461:25:52

let you take us through the extra

end.

1:25:521:26:03

Daniele Ferrazza is ready to start

this extra end for Italy. You feel

1:26:031:26:08

that GB probably should be out of

sight and the game should be over by

1:26:081:26:11

now. It has been a great performance

by the GB team, but Kyle Smith

1:26:111:26:16

struggled to put the final touches

on in the second half of this game.

1:26:161:26:26

GB have already come through an

extra end of their in the first game

1:26:271:26:31

of the event, beating Switzerland.

Cammy Smith played two wonderful

1:26:311:26:39

shots to set things up for GB. More

of the same, please, Cammy. I

1:26:391:26:48

believe he did the same against

Japan as well.

He did. And it looks

1:26:481:26:53

like this is another lovely shot. I

personally think he should get five

1:26:531:26:59

points for that.

That is one of the

best ones yet. Really opening up the

1:26:591:27:08

centre line. The more open it is in

the middle, the more easy it will be

1:27:081:27:13

for Kyle Smith on the GB skip, to

drop one in to win the game.

1:27:131:27:28

Looks like Cammy Smith will be going

for a sixth one. Just a reminder

1:27:351:27:45

that GB can't remove the opposition

stones because the Freegard is in

1:27:451:27:50

play. Rather, they are just removing

them to the side. Any violation of

1:27:501:27:54

that rule would result in the GB

stone being removed and the Italian

1:27:541:27:59

stone being replaced.

1:27:591:28:09

He hit that one a bit thicker.

Did

that one touch or did it not? It is

1:28:101:28:20

touching the foam.

1:28:201:28:28

touching the foam.

What a day we are

having here!

The noise in the crowd

1:28:281:28:36

is because they are cheering Korea,

who picked up a two to go 8-8 into

1:28:361:28:41

an extra end with Denmark. His head

is over the top of that, but surely

1:28:411:28:50

if it touches the foam at all...

It's in the way.

Great shot by Cammy

1:28:501:28:59

Smith. Six for six here at the

Olympic Games. You won't make them

1:28:591:29:06

too much better than that.

Absolutely on the money. You

1:29:061:29:10

couldn't fit a bit of paper between

that and the edge of the sheet. As

1:29:101:29:15

an official, you might spend whole

event is doing nothing apart from

1:29:151:29:19

the odd measure. But they official

in this game has been a busy boy!

1:29:191:29:28

We talked about karma in the

previous end. Kyle Smith was good

1:29:321:29:37

enough to leave the Italian stone

after it had been burnt. Maybe that

1:29:371:29:41

is then getting we paid for that

decision, that it stays in play by a

1:29:411:29:48

fraction of a millimetre. Nice shot.

Kyle Waddell clearing up well. The

1:29:481:29:59

less stones in play, the better for

GB. They just want to keep things

1:29:591:30:02

clear.

I am sure the boys can see a

finish here. Everybody is playing

1:30:021:30:09

well in this end. Fabulously set up

by Cammy Smith. Played two beautiful

1:30:091:30:20

shots, and then Kyle Waddell

clearing up.

1:30:201:30:26

Minor errors are jangling a little

bit. I cannot imagine how Kyle Smith

1:30:261:30:30

feels down there!

Only two stone is

left to play each. Play them well!

1:30:301:30:38

Support your colleague, who is

following you can ask something of

1:30:381:30:42

your team-mates.

1:30:421:30:53

That was nicely done, going for the

appeal here... Denmark were two up

1:30:541:31:03

with the hammer coming home. They

gave up a steel of two to even

1:31:031:31:08

things up with Korea. 8-8 there. I

do not think the game makes much

1:31:081:31:16

difference to the Team GB at the

moment. Both of those teams on one

1:31:161:31:20

win and four losses. Really needing

to win out, to have any chance of

1:31:201:31:24

making the play-offs.

1:31:241:31:29

Italy deciding they will not play a

centre guard, they will come around

1:31:381:31:42

these corners and try and pull Great

Britain away from the centre. By

1:31:421:31:51

doing this, they are still leaving

it open for Kyle Smith, to then draw

1:31:511:31:57

for his final stone.

1:31:571:32:03

for his final stone.

A change in

approach from Italy. They are not

1:32:031:32:08

going for the centre guard, as they

have with previous stones. They will

1:32:081:32:13

try and draw one around to the wing.

The general thinking here, why have

1:32:131:32:20

they decided to do this?

The boys

are just playing so well and clear.

1:32:201:32:28

They are not going to get that

mistake from them, it is no benefit.

1:32:281:32:32

If they put it to the wing here.

They may get a mistake from the boys

1:32:321:32:38

and probably will put another centre

up. Two in the house, to make it

1:32:381:32:44

more difficult for those guys...

Time-out is called. I'm thinking if

1:32:441:32:56

I was playing against Kyle at the

moment, his hitting hasn't been very

1:32:561:33:00

good. If you face two on the last

stone, you may get the hit that you

1:33:001:33:04

are looking for.

1:33:041:33:11

are looking for.

Just draw it over

here... And let them make you face

1:33:111:33:15

through them. And plant one there.

I

do not see any risk in this. Even if

1:33:151:33:21

they land up here, are you going to

go around that one again?

It is

1:33:211:33:28

interesting, the guys are saying

that they do not want to face two

1:33:281:33:30

but at the end of the day, if you

are doing that and you have the

1:33:301:33:34

whole of the four third to draw too,

you should have the confidence to do

1:33:341:33:38

that. A tiny lack of confidence that

they could be lying against two. --

1:33:381:33:46

four foot. Let's hear

1:33:461:33:52

four foot. Let's hear what Viktor

has to say...

What if you put it

1:33:521:33:56

open on this side? Like somewhere

around there. If you freeze that

1:33:561:34:02

one... It doesn't change that much.

That is a good comment.

It is the

1:34:021:34:13

same shot either way. This way we

could lie one. If we make it good...

1:34:131:34:20

OK.

I don't mind either.

There is no

point in appealing this...

It is a

1:34:201:34:29

reflection of what a good position

they are in. Because of those great

1:34:291:34:32

shots from Cammy Smith.

1:34:321:34:39

shots from Cammy Smith. You can see

in the middle of the sheet it is

1:34:391:34:41

wide open. Thomas Muirhead looking

for a draw, beside the red stone,

1:34:411:34:49

two out counted. They know that

Italy will face two shots with the

1:34:491:34:55

last stone for Team GB.

1:34:551:35:01

last stone for Team GB.

Don't touch

it!

It looks a little pacey.

1:35:031:35:10

it!

It looks a little pacey.

It

looks a lot pacey. This looks like a

1:35:101:35:13

ten...

The ten being on the back

line. The guys have numbers

1:35:131:35:20

throughout the sheet there. Sevens

at the top of the house. When you

1:35:201:35:25

get into eight... Four, five, six,

seven... Tens through the back. But

1:35:251:35:34

there will be more important shots

in this end than that one.

1:35:341:35:41

Everything is wide open. It is a

mistake but it will not really

1:35:411:35:44

affect them, I don't think. It

shouldn't. Not when you have an

1:35:441:35:52

eight foot at the moment but even if

he had another one on the other

1:35:521:35:57

side, the whole house is open. Does

he put a short one on, that is the

1:35:571:36:06

question.

Soren Gram has coached a

few different nations over the

1:36:061:36:09

years. I will be more kind to him

this time! He coached the David

1:36:091:36:17

Murdoch team from GB to the metal in

Sochi.

Did coaching for Great

1:36:171:36:23

Britain, or Scotland as it was

before...

1:36:231:36:34

If you are going to make it, make it

there. And play that. Depending on

1:36:381:36:45

where you want to put it, do you

want to put it further this way, or

1:36:451:36:48

that way?

1:36:481:36:53

that way?

Maybe if we are lucky...

That one is not dangerous for you.

1:36:541:36:59

Maybe not. What do you think? Do you

want centre?

Centre. I prefer it a

1:36:591:37:08

little more this way.

1:37:081:37:14

Well, they have one in the house.

Soren Gram's suggested they have a

1:37:201:37:29

centre guard. Some play between the

Italian boys there.

1:37:291:37:36

Italian boys there. Where are they

looking to plonk this one?

They are

1:37:391:37:42

just going to come off centre.

1:37:421:37:48

just going to come off centre. Just

be a little to the side. If the

1:37:481:37:52

center line. -- of the center line.

Joel Retornaz here...

I think it

1:37:521:38:09

will sit on the center line. Will it

come across? Sometimes you want to

1:38:091:38:14

take it off the center line. It is

easy for a player to slide up the

1:38:141:38:18

centre. And peel them off.

1:38:181:38:26

centre. And peel them off.

It is

almost the same situation each way!

1:38:261:38:30

Cool!

1:38:301:38:35

Cool!

This time, Thomas Muirhead

will try and rip the centre guard

1:38:361:38:38

onto the

1:38:381:38:42

width one. It would be a bonus if he

can get one in the house... A little

1:38:451:38:51

too thin. Chipping it over the top.

It is the same situation this time

1:38:511:38:56

for Italy. And just four stones to

come here in this 11th end, the

1:38:561:39:04

extra end.

1:39:041:39:09

extra end.

The Italians debated

whereabouts they would like the

1:39:101:39:12

stone to stop. They knew they had to

put it across and remove the stone

1:39:121:39:17

from the house. They wanted to make

Kyle face the stone. Even there it

1:39:171:39:24

sat in the wings, they wanted

something in the house, to put a bit

1:39:241:39:27

of tension and that last stone, for

Kyle...

1:39:271:39:36

Kyle...

It is a similar shot here

for Amos Mosaner.

1:39:381:39:47

They have full confidence in Kyle

here. His take-out play hasn't been

1:39:581:40:03

spectacular in the second half of

this game but it should be

1:40:031:40:06

straightforward. Doesn't need to be

very accurate with this one at all

1:40:061:40:10

to make it go away and run the

shooter out of harm's way.

He wants

1:40:101:40:17

to make it go away and connect with

it, for sure. You don't want to stay

1:40:171:40:22

up there either. When you stay

connected, catch the edge of it.

1:40:221:40:32

This looks pretty good, can he get

the white one as well full -- the

1:40:321:40:41

width one as well? Unfortunate for

Team GB. It would make things a

1:40:411:40:46

little

1:40:461:40:53

little more complex.

A little more

tense.

What are the chances of that?

1:40:531:40:58

You get the speed and the exact

angle that spills it towards the

1:40:581:41:02

center line, just where you don't

want it! The difficulty of Kyle

1:41:021:41:07

Smith's final stone has just gone

up.

These guys want to have the red

1:41:071:41:16

stones stopping where the brush head

is. He could take the opportunity,

1:41:161:41:23

if he wanted to try and hit the

double but that would be quite... Or

1:41:231:41:27

does he do the draw?

When was the

last time that Kyle threw a draw?

1:41:271:41:35

Italy with a minute and a half left,

to get the stone away. Amos Mosaner

1:41:351:41:42

already there.

1:41:421:41:47

already there. Should be a final

stone of the game position might

1:41:501:41:53

Amos Mosaner.

Where it finishes up,

it could make life very difficult

1:41:531:42:01

for Kyle Smith. Too short, and he

should have an easier draw. You just

1:42:011:42:10

want to be biting on the four foot.

Playing a nice shot, and right in

1:42:101:42:18

line. Leaving Kyle with the draw. We

want to touch four feat for the game

1:42:181:42:22

here.

I think the Italian stone

could have done with a little bit

1:42:221:42:28

closer to the center line. He had to

be biting the four foot. Kyle Smith

1:42:281:42:34

has the whole of the four foot to

come to.

As a skip yourself, you

1:42:341:42:42

always say give me four foot for the

game!

Yes, and fingers crossed he

1:42:421:42:47

can lay this and the sweepers will

take it in for us. It has been a

1:42:471:42:53

tight game and it has gone one way,

then the other. But we do have the

1:42:531:42:58

opportunity to secure a win and keep

our chances alive in this Olympic

1:42:581:43:02

championship here.

60% on draw for

Kyle Smith. Adrenaline will be

1:43:021:43:09

pumping.

1:43:091:43:14

pumping. Everybody is very positive

with their communication. The

1:43:161:43:18

sweepers seem happy with it. Just

needs to be in the red bed for the

1:43:181:43:23

game.

It looks well. These guys are

controlling it well. A great shot to

1:43:231:43:29

finish with!

And unbelievable draw

from Kyle Smith, and at the highest

1:43:291:43:37

levels of pressure. Keeping Team GB

alive at the Olympic Games, and

1:43:371:43:41

still very much in the hunt for the

semifinals. Great resilience from

1:43:411:43:45

Kyle Smith after a difficult game.

Team GB, somehow, they get it over

1:43:451:43:53

the winning line. Taking this one

down in session eight. The final

1:43:531:43:59

score is Great Britain seven, Italy

with six.

1:43:591:44:10

STUDIO: Jackie, you said it in

commentary, the most important stone

1:44:191:44:23

of Kyle Smith's life and he

delivered, what a relief!

Yes, these

1:44:231:44:29

guys played a good end there. Cammy

Smith set them up beautifully by

1:44:291:44:34

playing two beautiful take shots and

it opened up the four foot. You were

1:44:341:44:40

right, leave me with four foot. The

sweepers can take it down. A

1:44:401:44:44

wonderfully played shot. What a

difficult game. It swung both ways.

1:44:441:44:49

A great win for Scotland. Great

Britain keep their hopes alive.

I'm

1:44:491:44:54

sure the interview will be well

worth hearing. That is the result.

1:44:541:45:01

Great Britain, after three hours,

just short of three hours of

1:45:011:45:03

curling, coming down to the extra

end but they have beaten Italy 7-6.

1:45:031:45:10

Denmark, Norway and the USA left for

them but they will have had to have

1:45:101:45:13

won all of those three games if

1:45:131:45:15

them but they will have had to have

won all of those three games if they

1:45:151:45:15

had not managed to beat Italy. There

is a little bit of leeway. Chemmy

1:45:151:45:20

Alcott Nicki Minaj cello and myself

have been joined by his 11. You will

1:45:201:45:26

be taking on, what's coming up?

We

will reflect on James Woods, in the

1:45:261:45:33

freestyle slopestyle, if you have

not seen it it is definitely worth a

1:45:331:45:37

watch! We have the men's aerials

finals. It is all kicking off. The

1:45:371:45:43

president of Belarus has now written

to the IOC president because the

1:45:431:45:50

Belarussians have a keen heritage in

this. Going for three golds in a row

1:45:501:45:55

and their defending champion did not

make the final. He is not happy so

1:45:551:45:59

it is all kicking off! He wants to

make himself very well understood,

1:45:591:46:03

key is not happy!

1:46:031:46:08

There is one Belarussian in the

final, no pressure on him!

Stay

1:46:091:46:13

tuned for that. All of the political

news as well as the sporting news

1:46:131:46:17

with Hazel Irvine. We catch up now

on the second one of the two-man

1:46:171:46:20

bob. Going into this, Great Britain

were in seventh place.

1:46:201:46:28

were in seventh place. Brad Hall and

Joel Fearon are at their first

1:46:301:46:32

Olympics.

1:46:321:46:40

Let's see how those leading

contenders could fare in the second

1:46:401:46:42

run with our commentators.

Next ago and three tenths of the

1:46:421:46:48

lead at the moment is Benjamin

Meyer, who will marry Elisabeth

1:46:481:46:57

Vathje shortly. He is at his second

Olympic Games, nights in the World

1:46:571:47:03

Championships two years ago. He did

49.41 earlier and a 4.91 start.

That

1:47:031:47:15

is a great start. They are a good

pair of athletes. The thing with

1:47:151:47:19

Benny is, he is either really good

or sometimes he is inconsistent, but

1:47:191:47:23

he seems to be getting on with this

track and it suits his style. It

1:47:231:47:28

suits the Austrian equipment. We

have seen Marcus's team-mate have a

1:47:281:47:31

good run as well. That is not the

optimum online, but he should get

1:47:311:47:39

away with it and not lose too much

speed. Comes into the big curve. He

1:47:391:47:46

should be able to hold on.

He

started off nine

1:47:461:47:54

started off nine hundredths ahead

and that has now dropped to just

1:47:541:47:57

100th. But he has just got his nose

in front with his brakeman. Maier

1:47:571:48:05

leading the way as we had towards

the top eight have to run one.

This

1:48:051:48:14

is going to be a tight race.

Everybody has now started to

1:48:141:48:18

condense and close up on the second

run. As we come into runs three and

1:48:181:48:24

four tomorrow, I think we will have

a good race for the medals. The top

1:48:241:48:30

ten will be changing around. If you

look at how much ice is getting spat

1:48:301:48:35

off with every sled that comes down,

it is almost down to the concrete

1:48:351:48:38

now.

In terms of the contest, I

would like to see the next four or

1:48:381:48:47

five to take a significant jump

forward, maybe find 15 hundredths,

1:48:471:48:52

possibly two tenths. That would make

things really interesting, take them

1:48:521:48:57

towards a good halfway position.

It

certainly would. That is a better

1:48:571:49:04

start than the first run. The

world-class

1:49:041:49:14

world-class brakeman that is

Lascelles Brown for Canada, they

1:49:141:49:17

should have been quicker than that,

but Chris has been sliding well. A

1:49:171:49:21

bit of overdrive on turn three.

1:49:211:49:30

bit of overdrive on turn three.

They

are up against it.

They are. They

1:49:301:49:37

are just behind. They might be able

to pull it back with more speed.

1:49:371:49:42

They started almost eight hundredths

behind, but they are starting to

1:49:421:49:48

close in. But is there enough track

left to close in on the Austrians?

I

1:49:481:49:54

think it is going to end in

disappointment. They have gone two

1:49:541:49:58

tenths slower. That is a backward

step for the Canadians, whose

1:49:581:50:04

support remained cheery, but they

will not be happy with that.

That

1:50:041:50:09

was the mistake he made in three,

just over drove it. You do should

1:50:091:50:22

expect this pad to start quicker.

You see Lascelles Brown struggling

1:50:221:50:27

to get in.

1:50:271:50:33

to get in. And all of a sudden, he

tweaks it and what a great line that

1:50:331:50:36

is. So it shows that it can be done

with these big sleds. But you almost

1:50:361:50:43

have to be so accurate.

1:50:431:50:51

have to be so accurate.

Come on,

Brad. A straightforward, but earnest

1:50:511:50:58

display of encouragement from the

sidelines. Brad Hall, going for

1:50:581:51:02

Great Britain, ranked number seven.

Yes, seven after run number one.

1:51:021:51:07

Joel Fearon with him. They had a

super first run. What was the making

1:51:071:51:13

of that first one so good? It was

just clean. It was one of the best

1:51:131:51:18

runs we have seen so far. It would

be lovely to see them go under five

1:51:181:51:24

seconds for the start.

1:51:241:51:29

seconds for the start.

That is good.

Brad just needs to keep calm. He has

1:51:331:51:37

been having issues, but he is clean.

He has a good feel. He is really

1:51:371:51:46

talented in the front seat. He has

only been driving four years, but he

1:51:461:51:50

had to take nine months out because

he almost tore the back of his hand

1:51:501:51:56

wide open and got rid of all the

tendons. This was what he did on the

1:51:561:52:01

first run, but he had the freshest

eyes. Hopefully, he can pull back

1:52:011:52:05

towards the Austrians and we will

see the British sled stay where it

1:52:051:52:08

is.

1:52:081:52:14

is.

And it turns green, just. Brad

Hall nipped ahead of Ben

1:52:151:52:21

Hall nipped ahead of Ben Maier.

Celebrations in the British camp.

1:52:221:52:25

They are definitely going to and

they won not worse than seventh

1:52:251:52:29

place.

You can see how happy they

are. Me and Brad were walking down

1:52:291:52:36

the track and I was speaking to him.

He was explaining in great detail.

1:52:361:52:40

It shows that he has the knowledge

of the track. He ran 9.96. Those

1:52:401:52:53

runners along the bottom of the sled

are the runners I will be using when

1:52:531:52:56

racing for the Royal Navy team in a

couple of weeks' time. So I will

1:52:561:53:00

make sure I take them to Austria

with me in a couple of weeks.

1:53:001:53:05

Passport and your runners!

Yeah!

Having secured seventh place, it

1:53:051:53:12

would be unlikely that Brad will

improve upon it because these are

1:53:121:53:17

some seriously good athletes coming

up now and we are into the top six.

1:53:171:53:26

Lochner is next. His last three

World Championships have yielded a

1:53:261:53:30

muddle on every occasion. He is

number six in the world in the

1:53:301:53:33

two-man event.

You can see from the

way he loaded in, it looked like the

1:53:331:53:41

sled shunted forward and they carry

great velocity.

1:53:411:53:47

great velocity. He was clean. If you

watch the front runners, you can see

1:53:481:53:58

them turning, but you have to be

really clued into what they are

1:53:581:54:01

doing. This is the run that Johannes

Lochner needs to put pressure on the

1:54:011:54:08

medals. I had him down as one of the

medal winners here.

1:54:081:54:20

He goes straight into the lead. Brad

was a tenths slower as well.

1:54:241:54:39

was a tenths slower as well.

These

sleds are closer to the start, so it

1:54:391:54:41

might be that the track is just

losing a bit of speed. We have now

1:54:411:54:47

had almost 15 sleds down there and

it is screwing the track up a bit

1:54:471:54:51

and crunching the top up. Not a

massive jump, but you can see he's

1:54:511:54:59

still has four runners off the

ground. That is 390 kilos that are

1:54:591:55:04

airborne. You can see how much force

there is in the track. Great to see

1:55:041:55:10

Brad Hall congratulating the guys in

front of him. It is one big sliding

1:55:101:55:16

community. We are all one big

family.

German roars now as we

1:55:161:55:22

welcome one of the big names in

1:55:221:55:28

welcome one of the big names in the

sport, Francesco Friedrich. He has

1:55:281:55:31

won the last 42-man competition is

at the World Championships.

These

1:55:311:55:35

are one of the best starting teams

in the world. He hasn't got that

1:55:351:55:43

right. That is going to cost him a

medal. That mistake in corner two,

1:55:431:55:48

he hasn't worked it out yet. He is a

four-time world champion. In fact,

1:55:481:55:54

these men are five-time champions.

For them to start on the journey to

1:55:541:55:59

be true German legends, they need to

start winning medals at Olympic

1:55:591:56:03

level.

They are falling behind

Lochner. Can Friedrich pull it back?

1:56:031:56:17

No. The pressure is on now, John.

One of the big favourites will find

1:56:171:56:26

himself going into medal day in

deficit.

And he will find himself in

1:56:261:56:32

more deficit if you can't sort that

out. You can see him shaking his

1:56:321:56:37

head. He knows. He just started

driving a bit too soon and too much

1:56:371:56:43

in corner two. But this is what they

do best. They start well, they carry

1:56:431:56:49

lots of velocity, and then you have

the mistake. Kicks the back of the

1:56:491:56:53

sled out. That is where he lost that

tenth. Maybe he has not had enough

1:56:531:57:06

time in the sled to get used to the

feeling of it. It sled feels

1:57:061:57:11

slightly different.

The Latvian

support are in good voice.

1:57:111:57:21

A couple of things to watch out for

with Oskars Kibermanis.

1:57:291:57:41

In round one, his eventual time was

49.21. The last two or three have

1:57:411:57:48

gone a bit slower on the second run.

The first point to watch for is that

1:57:481:57:53

they are usually cracking starters.

Can they get inside 4.91?

I don't

1:57:531:58:00

like the way he loads. It was like

all of his pressure went backwards.

1:58:001:58:11

Little mistake at the top of the

track. It is going to cost them

1:58:111:58:15

time. Between Lochner and Friedrich,

they are only separated by three

1:58:151:58:22

hundredths of a second. Any mistakes

will cost them. Lochner could drop

1:58:221:58:27

behind Friedrich.

1:58:271:58:32

By his high standards, a pretty

rough run. He has dropped two tenths

1:58:401:58:44

off. Goes into third place, just a

whisker ahead of Brad Hall. Brad

1:58:441:58:51

Hall is in force at the moment. That

is a disappointment for Britain.

It

1:58:511:59:00

is. Maybe Lochner didn't have such a

good first run and he has found

1:59:001:59:08

himself relaxed. Maybe this is

Oskars Kibermanis having his bad run

1:59:081:59:15

and not being quite where he needs

to be. You see how much he is

1:59:151:59:20

working on the steering to get

round. You can see how much height

1:59:201:59:26

he has got. You are talking about

inches, and that's all it is,

1:59:261:59:35

especially when you are building up

to 60 or 70 miles an hour. It is

1:59:351:59:39

difficult to be that accurate, but

that is the difference. They will be

1:59:391:59:46

happy with that because they are now

pushing towards the medals as their

1:59:461:59:50

German team-mates come down.

We like

this pair.

1:59:501:59:58

this pair. Nico Walther is such a

talented German pilot.

1:59:582:00:06

make himself very well understood,

key is not happy!

2:00:062:00:07

We will see how he goes now. They

looked fairly good, shaving a 100th

2:00:072:00:13

of a second off that. They start

this run, four and trucks off the

2:00:132:00:19

leader. Let's see if they can

improve?

I think they will, because

2:00:192:00:26

Johannes Lochner started quicker, it

may drop into the red. I think that

2:00:262:00:31

he will pull away, unless he messes

up in this corner Downey Street. --

2:00:312:00:41

down the street. This is where he

makes his magic. This is him

2:00:412:00:47

charging towards the gold medal

position and really putting in a

2:00:472:00:50

run. He is not worried about his

team-mate. He has crashed on the

2:00:502:00:55

corner but that will not affect his

time. Hopefully they will not be

2:00:552:01:01

injured. He has tried to run the

corner a little too long and hasn't

2:01:012:01:05

steered it often enough. This can

happen, because the finish line is

2:01:052:01:09

right on the edge of the corner, he

will still have all of his velocity

2:01:092:01:13

and momentum going forward. Now they

will be hoping they have not damaged

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the sled or hurt themselves going up

the breaking straight.

We are not

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getting pictures. Let's hope when we

do it is good news. What a time.

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49.20 seven. Relative to what the

others have done, look at that! Not

2:01:292:01:34

a bruise on him.

No crashes are nice

but when you are going down the

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breaking straight, there are nice

crashes and not so nice ones. They

2:01:412:01:49

will not be too fast, they know they

are still in front. He gives

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something to talk about -- too

fussed. He is the best pilot.

2:01:552:02:01

Running a little long, that is why

the sled shifted towards the

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right-hand side. He's hardly doing

anything with the runners. Nice and

2:02:052:02:08

straight. He is perfect, his head is

down as he tries to get the best

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aerodynamic profile as possible.

That meant because he couldn't see

2:02:152:02:18

the edge of the corner he didn't

quite get his steering point right.

2:02:182:02:23

They are on their heads coming down

the breaking straight. Their

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team-mates need to stop the sled to

make sure that they do not roll

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back.

Nico going, what is all of the

fuss about?

Now, second place after

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run number one, Justin Kripps, after

what Nico Walther has done, he can

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still hold the lead. Starting with a

fair advantage over Walther.

I

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started this pair to start a lot

quicker. Maybe the profile does not

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suit them. Dropping away too much.

Still in great shape. Is it at the

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point where Walther will pull them

back in? They have dropped off, at

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this top level with these pilots,

they do not make big mistakes but

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hopefully he will get through. He

will take that, coming in late. This

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will be right down to the wire. As

they come in. I think Walther will

2:03:212:03:27

take it by five or six hundredths at

the bottom. He is losing some speed.

2:03:272:03:32

Do we have a slight change to the

order? Walther staying in front by a

2:03:322:03:37

tenth of a second. Kripps lost a

fair bit there late on. Walther

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embraces his team-mates. Kripps is

in second place. Very tight though,

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that is how it will be at the end of

Day one. In the two man competition,

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a recap after the next one to go.

That was a really tidy run.

You

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couldn't say that that is what cost

him. Look at the difference in his

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runners. How does he compare to

Walther in the German sled? He was

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on the perfect line. Trying to force

the corner a little bit. It has

2:04:192:04:23

worked as he gets through clean. But

he overdrive is the sled at that

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point. You can see how all of these

guys congratulate one another in

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what they are doing. We are fierce

competitors on the track but we are

2:04:312:04:37

also all friends. One big community.

A sliding family.

A big chance for

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Oskars Melbardis to put distance

between himself and the others in

2:04:442:04:47

the race for the gold medal. Run

one, 40 9.0 eight. An impressive

2:04:472:04:56

time, -- 40 9.0 eight. Awaiting

confirmation of a gold in the four

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man. Sochi and a bronze in this two

man event. It's a big opportunity

2:05:042:05:08

for him to open up some daylight

over the rest of them.

The Latvian

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equipment is good, we saw it on the

first run. A little off, but Oskars

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is a really good pilot. That will

cost him. That will cost him at the

2:05:212:05:26

bottom. You saw how quickly the sled

turned around the corner. Handbrake

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turn, almost. He is going to drop

back quite a way. Perhaps even

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dropping behind into third or fourth

place he. Depending on whether he

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can nail it. That's the best line so

far. Second place is only one tenth

2:05:422:05:48

behind. He will drop behind that. It

could be a big mistake... One at the

2:05:482:05:53

top, that has cost him. Certainly a

position from day one. Walther made

2:05:532:06:01

a mistake at the end and the Latvian

has done one at the start. He is

2:06:012:06:05

only in fourth place, and having led

he is now two tenths of a second

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behind. A fascinating watch, this

has been the second run with the top

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20 now complete. We will finish run

two with those who struggled after

2:06:172:06:23

run number one. Walther in front by

a tenth. They fluffed a good

2:06:232:06:32

opportunity there. It all went wrong

earlier, as you say? It all went

2:06:322:06:36

wrong in the exit of the second

corner. We have gone down to Ben

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nine. -- bend number nine. You can

see what a knock-on effect it had at

2:06:412:06:49

the bottom. When we talk about these

runs, we talk about being consistent

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over four runs. The reason why

Walther is at the top on day one is

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because he's had two of the most

consistent runs.

STUDIO: Despite the

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crash, they lead the way, Germany,

after the halfway stage.

2:07:062:07:15

after the halfway stage. Germany two

in third place. We have three German

2:07:152:07:17

crews in the top five, all within

about three tenths of a second.

2:07:172:07:26

about three tenths of a second. Brad

Hall and Joel Fearon there. Let's

2:07:262:07:32

hear their opening reflections.

Two runs down, how were those lines?

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I'm really happy with them. Two

solid and good heats.

How difficult

2:07:392:07:45

has it been to learn the track, is

it an ongoing process?

Yes, we are

2:07:452:07:50

still learning at the moment. I

think I pretty much nailed it today.

2:07:502:07:55

I really happy with the runs. We

missed out coming here at the

2:07:552:07:59

beginning of the season. I need more

practice on the North American

2:07:592:08:03

tracks. We are a little behind in

the heats on this track. But we've

2:08:032:08:07

done really well in this week of

training. It shows in the

2:08:072:08:10

competition today.

Andy Jolly, two

fantastic pushes from you. It must

2:08:102:08:15

be nice to be in the Team GB kit

again? -- and Joel.

I haven't had

2:08:152:08:22

any of the training runs.

Have you

been saving yourself?

Yes! I am so

2:08:222:08:27

proud of bright, he has come a long

way in a short time. He is here and

2:08:272:08:33

here is competitive, he is smiling

and enjoying himself. More than

2:08:332:08:37

anything, and always proud to wear

the flag.

And what was your

2:08:372:08:41

expectation is for the two man

event.

I wanted Brad to smile and so

2:08:412:08:49

far he still is! I'm over the moon

for him, honestly.

And halfway,

2:08:492:08:53

solidly inside the top ten. At the

moment, knocking on seven? That's

2:08:532:08:58

quite good!

Definitely. We always

knew that I will equipment wasn't

2:08:582:09:04

that good in the two man. We are

looking to use it as experience.

2:09:042:09:09

Going into the four man, we meddled

earlier in the season. Use as much

2:09:092:09:15

experience as possible. It's my

first Olympic Games, get used to the

2:09:152:09:19

atmosphere.

They will be in travel

next week!

If we can get hold of the

2:09:192:09:24

four man, we should be doing pretty

well. Great to see you going quickly

2:09:242:09:27

and smiling.

2:09:272:09:30

well. Great to see you going quickly

and smiling. STUDIO: It is on both

2:09:302:09:34

counts. Joel Fearon was the only

survivor from Joe Jackson's bronze

2:09:342:09:39

medal winning side from Sochi. Do

you think that he will reflect

2:09:392:09:43

positively on the opening day of

work?

A fantastic day, Brad Haddin

2:09:432:09:49

amazing day. Not amazing results

this season but he is still

2:09:492:09:53

developing. The four man is the

stronger event for him. He will be

2:09:532:09:57

so pleased. And Joel, bringing in

his experience and knowledge. He has

2:09:572:10:02

been a track and field athlete for

years. He has gone under ten

2:10:022:10:07

seconds, he has all of that

positivity and Brad is riding the

2:10:072:10:10

wave.

Three German crews in the top

five. This is different territory to

2:10:102:10:16

four years ago. They had a nightmare

in the bobsleigh events generally?

2:10:162:10:22

We see it in the football, Germany

went to Sochi and had a shocker.

2:10:222:10:26

They tore their programme apart and

restarted, and we can see the

2:10:262:10:30

results here. They have been

building and building and Germany in

2:10:302:10:34

the next few years will dominate

again. They have the world champion

2:10:342:10:38

and European champion. In the men's

and women's, considering where they

2:10:382:10:45

were four years ago, I think they

will see a lot of medals coming from

2:10:452:10:48

this Olympics and over the next four

years it will be a German show

2:10:482:10:52

again.

Nicola, great to have you

with us. Yesterday we watched the

2:10:522:10:58

19-year-old freestyle skier Izzy

Atkin taking the first British medal

2:10:582:11:01

on skis on snow. I wonder whether it

would be like buses? Having waited

2:11:012:11:08

for so long, and with another one

coming along the next day, that is

2:11:082:11:13

what we were hoping we would get

from James Woods today. He was in

2:11:132:11:17

the main's slopestyle today and he

was brought up on the bristles of

2:11:172:11:21

the Sheffield ski village. From

there, he is very much a medal

2:11:212:11:27

contender. Let's go over to our

commentators.

2:11:272:11:33

contender. Let's go over to our

commentators.

2:11:332:11:34

COMMENTATOR: The Canadian...

Evan

has been so solid through this

2:11:342:11:41

course. He should have a technical

top section. He is really strong on

2:11:412:11:47

these rails...

Getting it done

there.

Nowhere near the speed that

2:11:472:11:58

we have seen from anyone else but

the level of difficulty and

2:11:582:12:02

technicality was off the chart.

Coming out of the corner, a really

2:12:022:12:07

nice little lie.

Possibly the

strongest we have seen on the rails.

2:12:072:12:15

A big 1260... And now into the

bottom jump...

2:12:152:12:26

bottom jump... Singh, two, four

.5... 16, 20! Ooh! That is how you

2:12:262:12:31

start things off! This boy has

landed an incredible run! So much

2:12:312:12:37

composure.

Yes, very clean, apart

from the one rail. He was pinpoint.

2:12:372:12:45

This will be breathtaking. With

perfect conditions he at Phoenix

2:12:452:12:49

Park, it means we are seeing

consistency. That is what we saw in

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qualifying. Everybody stomping their

runs. The judges leaving themselves

2:12:552:12:59

with plenty of room there.

2:12:592:13:09

with plenty of room there.

So,

Woodsy... Great Britain's finest

2:13:092:13:11

free skier. Qualifying comfortably.

He has been in great form, winning

2:13:112:13:19

the first World Cup of the season in

New Zealand committee took a silver

2:13:192:13:23

two weeks ago at the X Games. Can he

do what he did in the qualifiers and

2:13:232:13:28

lay down a clean first run.

I love

this line... Ooh... Tapping the

2:13:282:13:36

goalpost and showing the control to

the judges. He will be absolutely

2:13:362:13:41

frothing. Here he will be feeling

like a kid that has come down at

2:13:412:13:45

Christmas and seen a bounty of

presents under the tree. Into the

2:13:452:13:51

first of these jumps... And right

off the top corner.

Sending it deep.

2:13:512:13:56

He has looked so good on the first

jump. Huge 1260... Now are we going

2:13:562:14:05

to see his new trick? Yes, it is!

Ooh! Woodsy!

It was silent in here,

2:14:052:14:14

hearts were bouncing off the walls.

He looked so deep and relaxed on

2:14:142:14:21

every landing!

He knows, doesn't he?

He knows it was there on his

2:14:212:14:25

fingertips.

An unbelievable run.

Look at the grab on that. He sent it

2:14:252:14:33

so deep. Just catching on the edge.

Now, the Norwegian... Oystein

2:14:332:14:45

Braaten is a big name on these

jumps.

2:14:452:14:51

jumps.

Got some big tricks. Hold

tight...

Using the detail up there.

2:14:522:15:01

To pique the judges affection.

Switching up. 450 out...

2:15:012:15:11

Really nice. Chatting in -- chucking

something in off the saddle there.

2:15:122:15:22

Yeah. Double 1260. Winding up hard.

Switch double 14. Back 14s. Left and

2:15:222:15:35

right. So much going on! Is

absolutely stomping the landing.

2:15:352:15:40

Braaten with the first really

powerful run here in men's ski slope

2:15:402:15:48

finals.

There is detailed grab to

the -- the tail grab and then

2:15:482:16:00

shifting hands.

The judges have gone

early. That seems very high, very

2:16:002:16:07

soon.

2:16:072:16:12

soon. Ragettli, the man who knows

how to milk points out of the

2:16:142:16:17

judges. How has the decoded the

course?

2:16:172:16:26

course?

Cheeky 270, 270 on and off.

He has such a big frame, he can't

2:16:262:16:36

half move it around.

Switching up

through the double kink.

Yeah.

2:16:362:16:42

Switching up.

For me, that's when it

gets harder to judge the rails

2:16:422:16:49

because he slowed it down. Compared

to the speed we saw from Kenworthy.

2:16:492:16:56

He just milk that 1260 around, I

don't know how he got it round.

2:16:562:17:01

Looking

2:17:012:17:10

Looking really good, Ragettli.

How

did he get that last kick around? It

2:17:102:17:15

looked like he went around very

slowly. 85.8, sliding in to third

2:17:152:17:24

place behind McEachran. Such an

eclectic run, some parts were fast

2:17:242:17:38

flowing and smooth. It was

technical.

My goodness!

He has

2:17:382:17:43

literally fallen over as he set up.

Well, what a mistake that was.

2:17:432:17:50

Wouldn't have been out of place at

the Tamworth Snow Dome.

Very tight

2:17:502:17:56

at the top and then it drops off

after fourth place. James Woods of

2:17:562:18:02

Great Britain is currently in eighth

place, just behind Kenworthy. Came

2:18:022:18:09

so close on his first run. He had

everything in place.

2:18:092:18:18

everything in place. His coat saying

he so has it.

Take a breath,

2:18:182:18:22

everyone.

-- his coach. Look at the

smile.

Well, really liked by the

2:18:222:18:32

free skiing community. 70 on, 270

off.

The double hit this time, you

2:18:322:18:41

could hear both of them.

Locking the

down bar nicely. Spinning onto the

2:18:412:18:48

rails in different directions, which

the judges will like.

360

2:18:482:18:59

the judges will like.

360 mute grab.

Using the direction of the twisted

2:18:592:19:01

sister kicker but going off the

corner.

A better grab that time.

The

2:19:012:19:09

bottom jump, what has he got for us?

The octo's there!

2:19:092:19:20

The octo's there!

Yes, Woodsy, that

was huge. Throwing down a run that

2:19:212:19:25

showcases him at his very best. That

was majestic. Take a deep breath and

2:19:252:19:30

breathe it in. One of the best

slopestyle skiers in the world lays

2:19:302:19:37

down a huge run when it matters. 91.

So, second place for Woodsy at the

2:19:372:19:48

moment, four points behind Braaten.

But 1.6

2:19:482:19:57

But 1.6 ahead of McEachran. Back at

the top with Braaten. Now we should

2:19:572:20:00

see some relaxed skiing. A man who

knows he's in gold medal position,

2:20:002:20:07

he can start to turn it on and turn

the screw.

Wow. Very clean. 270 up

2:20:072:20:19

the box. 450 out, going through the

kink rail.

We could explain it but

2:20:192:20:29

the run would be over. Oh, he missed

it!

He pulled the ripcord on that

2:20:292:20:34

one.

The Norwegian is going to let

it go for run three. But he has set

2:20:342:20:42

such a high bar.

2:20:422:20:49

such a high bar. Currently in fifth

place, ABM. He knew that his rails

2:20:492:20:56

were going to be strong but backing

it up with very powerful kickers on

2:20:562:21:01

his first run and now he is poised

to strike.

Yes, he's like a wild

2:21:012:21:06

Cobra, ready to attack this at any

given moment. You say that, he's

2:21:062:21:12

attacking it right now!

Is there

such a thing as a same Cobra?

Oh,

2:21:122:21:17

yeah! -- H

2:21:172:21:25

yeah! -- H Hamer -- tame cobra. Now

into the second jump. Going very

2:21:262:21:29

deep on that.

2:21:292:21:32

Switch 16, treble at the end. Very

big and the Canadians know it. And

2:21:352:21:42

ABM knows it. A shake of the head as

if to say, wow, I did it.

Can't

2:21:422:21:49

believe it.

Gold is 95, we think

that may be beyond him, silver is 91

2:21:492:21:58

and bronze...

2:21:582:22:03

and bronze... 92.4, ABM,

Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada moving

2:22:032:22:05

into the silver medal position.

First-place qualifier, the only

2:22:052:22:12

sweet to have made it

2:22:122:22:19

sweet to have made it through, Oscar

Wester.

Better start.

Much better

2:22:192:22:21

start.

Lovely, the switch, adding a

little flourish there.

A bit early

2:22:212:22:29

on the rail.

Flirting with the

judges.

2:22:292:22:38

Wester with the perfect response so

far to a frustrating first run.

2:22:402:22:47

Double 14 and then we've got the

double lack spin from the side

2:22:472:22:52

take-off.

And the judges absolutely

love the use of those side

2:22:522:22:56

take-offs.

2:22:562:23:04

take-offs.

Switch double misty 12,

taking off backwards and landing

2:23:042:23:06

forwards. We know that the judges

loved the side take-offs but I think

2:23:062:23:12

that he is rails weren't up to

speed.

Wow.

Look at that, 62.

So,

2:23:122:23:25

Oscar Wester with it all to do. So,

second runs are done, Braaten is in

2:23:252:23:32

gold medal position. ABM in silver

and James Woods in bronze. James

2:23:322:23:43

Woods, Britain's finest, looking to

repeat Izzy Atkin 's' accomplishment

2:23:432:23:48

yesterday and take a medal here

yesterday in the ski slopestyle.

2:23:482:23:54

Just pulling out his lace, having a

little joke up there. Woodsy is in

2:23:542:24:02

bronze medal position with 91. So

many options, will heed tidy up the

2:24:022:24:09

one we've already seen or will he

try something different?

Switch now,

2:24:092:24:16

onto the down bar. 450 out. Up and

over the goalpost.

Going bigger.

I

2:24:162:24:22

really like that line.

He's missed

the 450 out. So a lot of work to do.

2:24:222:24:29

He needs to do something special. He

just thought his way out of that as

2:24:292:24:35

well. He's going to use the

transition.

2:24:352:24:42

transition. So, so smooth there.

Going straight over the front.

To

2:24:422:24:49

the 1216, the Earth came to meet him

then.

Oh, my goodness. It was

2:24:492:24:56

perfect. But he's missed that one

rail. Arguably the rail teasmade

2:24:562:25:04

look so stylish and clean until this

point. -- he's made look so stylish.

2:25:042:25:10

Onto the down bar.

450 out. One and

a quarter spins all stop that was

2:25:102:25:20

the mistake, landing too late on it

and wasn't able to get the pop off

2:25:202:25:24

it. 90 points. If the 450 had been

there it would have been an

2:25:242:25:32

improvement and he might have reeled

in ABM, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand. The

2:25:322:25:44

Canadian, Teal Harle, hasn't put

down a run yet. Can he put it

2:25:442:25:46

together and put together the run we

saw in qualifiers to get on the

2:25:462:25:51

podium?

The form we saw in the World

Cup at the start of the year.

He

2:25:512:25:58

missed his tag there. Nice through

the rails.

Nice 360. That's

2:25:582:26:10

beautiful. The best he's done as

well, so big, that rail.

Oh, and he

2:26:102:26:20

got plenty of purchase off the top.

Looked like he was hitting its low

2:26:202:26:24

but he wound up.

Big 14, into 12.

Switching to the bottom jump.

Switch

2:26:242:26:35

14. Very, very big.

Switch ten,

excuse me.

It's a big run but is it

2:26:352:26:44

90 points? It is all clean.

Very,

very nerve-racking. It's a good run.

2:26:442:26:54

Did he push it far enough?

2:26:542:26:57

90 points. Only good enough for

fourth. So, James Woods hold onto

2:27:022:27:07

the bronze medal position. One more

skier. One down, five to go.

2:27:072:27:17

skier. One down, five to go. Braaten

is in gold medal position. But he

2:27:192:27:26

better his performance in Sochi? --

will he better his performance.

I

2:27:262:27:32

don't know, the simple answer.

Bronze medal in Sochi, so he needs

2:27:322:27:37

to up his game a little bit here.

Nice section through the top. They

2:27:372:27:46

may switch 270 off and on the kink

rail. He's coming off it from the

2:27:462:27:54

side.

Rotating on and off in

opposite directions, a good show of

2:27:542:27:59

control through the kic. Into the

first of the kickers and goes

2:27:592:28:06

deeper.

1260 now.

Beautifully

controlled.

Switch the right double

2:28:062:28:13

misty. Double grab.

He made it look

easy, he did it early and saw the

2:28:132:28:25

landing and a grimacing look, good

enough for the podium?

I think it

2:28:252:28:31

will be close. It's too close to

call.

It's so close.

2:28:312:28:40

call.

It's so close. The scores have

come in, 93.6, Goepper into Silver

2:28:402:28:46

Medal position.

2:28:462:28:53

Medal position. Beaulieu-Marchand

into bronze and James Woods drops

2:28:532:28:55

out of the top three. Here is the

man currently leading, the

2:28:552:29:04

Norwegian. Focused on his third and

final run. Will he need to better

2:29:042:29:12

that 95? And more pressingly, can

he?

I think he'll try.

I think he

2:29:122:29:23

corked that one.

He worked hard to

get that around.

2:29:232:29:34

get that around.

Ooh! It has gone.

Almost punching his way into that,

2:29:342:29:40

frustrated.

2:29:402:29:46

frustrated.

1260 on the first of the

twisted sisters.

Ooh.

Absolutely

2:29:462:29:53

huge there.

The Norwegian

2:29:532:30:02

huge there.

The Norwegian coach,...

His boots are going to have diamonds

2:30:022:30:05

on them, such is the pressure on the

ski to keep them on. They should

2:30:052:30:08

have come off but they didn't.

No.

2:30:082:30:15

Beaulieu-Marchand the Canadian

dropping in. Currently in bronze

2:30:172:30:22

medal position, can he improve?

Really good skier. It would be nice

2:30:222:30:29

to see him do well here.

2:30:292:30:37

to see him do well here. And the

gap, 450. Just slipped on it.

2:30:372:30:48

gap, 450. Just slipped on it. He's

so consistent with that.

Swinging

2:30:482:30:51

himself over the front. There's that

double underlined that you so like.

2:30:512:30:57

He made it look good their -- double

under nine. And a huge trouble to

2:30:572:31:04

finish things off.

The way he throws

that, such centrifugal force on it,

2:31:042:31:09

it's like he's a passenger. Doesn't

really have the style of Woodsy's

2:31:092:31:19

triple. Beaulieu-Marchand fans.

He

remains in third place with that

2:31:192:31:29

92.4. Two men left to drop.

2:31:292:31:37

92.4. Two men left to drop. Andri

Ragettli, if anyone can, he can stop

2:31:372:31:41

yellow really got to focus now and

turn it on.

2:31:412:31:47

You can see him just closing his

eyes.

Getting his iPod in order. Or

2:31:472:31:57

are the generic MP3 device!

Visualising the run, getting himself

2:31:572:32:04

in the zone, blocking out everything

else. All of the media, all of the

2:32:042:32:11

preparation, all of the TV, all of

the expectation. He talks himself

2:32:112:32:16

through it. Now it's only about the

skiing.

2:32:162:32:23

skiing.

Really clean through that

first rail. Almost comes to a stop

2:32:232:32:29

before he gets onto the kink rail.

He looked like he was tap dancing,

2:32:292:32:36

that was magic. A little bit of

Michael Flatley through the kink

2:32:362:32:40

rail.

Nice flat spin there over the

drop.

2:32:402:32:52

drop.

Gone deep on the first kicker.

1260, brings into the switch here.

2:32:522:32:57

This is the fastest we've seen him

come through these kickers. He wants

2:32:572:33:00

to go big. He scrubs it. Had to open

up. Did he take too much speed off

2:33:002:33:10

with the butter? So disappointing

for the Swiss. He knew what he

2:33:102:33:13

wanted to do and he knew it would

have put him on gold medal

2:33:132:33:17

contention, but that level of risk,

that level of desire unfortunately

2:33:172:33:24

not being repaid. By consistency.

2:33:242:33:38

65.4. Braaten is guaranteed at least

a silver. Nick Goepper at least a

2:33:392:33:44

bronze. Beaulieu-Marchand will watch

very, very nervously in bronze medal

2:33:442:33:54

position, as Oscar Wester, the lone

Swede who made it through from

2:33:542:33:57

qualifying ahead of some of the

favourites. What's he got?

He needs

2:33:572:34:07

the run of his life here.

Huge 450.

Pretzel out... He's gone!

That's it.

2:34:072:34:20

And the celebrations can begin down

at the bottom here. Though Norwegian

2:34:202:34:25

with a fantastic first run that has

stood the test of time in this final

2:34:252:34:29

will take the gold medal.

2:34:292:34:40

stood the test of time in this final

will take the gold medal.

2:34:402:34:40

I

2:34:402:34:41

to your brother before the

qualifiers start today, he told me

2:34:412:34:44

you were going to win, was not

always the case?

I didn't think so.

2:34:442:34:49

I thought there were so many amazing

riders here today. I was happy to

2:34:492:34:53

make it to the finals and then my

goal was to go for my best run.

2:34:532:34:58

Nothing to lose.

2:34:582:34:58

goal was to go for my best run.

Nothing to lose. I landed my best

2:34:582:35:01

run I think in the first one. Really

stoked, but I didn't expect to win

2:35:012:35:07

here today.

It's tough because your

rails are your strongest point. But

2:35:072:35:11

at the slip yes, on that last run.

Oh, man! It was, totally. It was

2:35:112:35:22

obviously that little bit out of

control. It's a game of perfection,

2:35:222:35:26

and it's not just that. You've got

to go above and beyond technical

2:35:262:35:31

difficulty. Whereas that was insane.

I've come here, constructive this

2:35:312:35:37

run to win. It was definitely go for

broke. But it wasn't the perfect run

2:35:372:35:43

for me, and that's what you need.

2:35:432:35:54

Agony for Woodsy.

He created that

run to get on the podium. He knew if

2:35:582:36:03

he had to top that was a

possibility.

He was in silver medal

2:36:032:36:07

position after run one but that

slight slip off the rail did for

2:36:072:36:11

him.

He's so good at rail riding

which is why he's got the X Games

2:36:112:36:15

medals behind him. He's got to wait

another four years but he will do

2:36:152:36:19

it.

He's a fabulous skier.

And the

big air. Really confident going into

2:36:192:36:27

the big air after the X Games a few

months ago.

Unfortunately

2:36:272:36:32

snowboarding big air. Just as Great

Britain has found its skeleton

2:36:322:36:35

groove, there's a lot of countries

who have specialities in different

2:36:352:36:39

things. We've got the Dutch at the

Oval, the Austrians in the scheme,

2:36:392:36:43

the Norwegians in the cross-country

and the Germans in the luge. The

2:36:432:36:50

Belarussians thing is the freestyle

aerials. They are good at it.

2:36:502:36:55

They've won back-to-back women's

gold. They were going for three in a

2:36:552:36:58

row in the men's. As I said, there

has been drama. The Belarussian

2:36:582:37:05

president was complaining to the IOC

president about the defending

2:37:052:37:09

champion Anton Kershner's failure to

qualify. He said they simply through

2:37:092:37:13

the main competitor out of the

competition, I had to send an alarm

2:37:132:37:19

and told them everything I think.

There is one Belarussian, no

2:37:192:37:26

pressure from him, but it's just as

well but

2:37:262:37:34

well but Switzerland's has made it

to the final. His parents have

2:37:342:37:37

cycled from Switzerland. They are

peddling 10,000 miles through 20

2:37:372:37:44

countries to be in the crowd to see

the men's aerials. I think they will

2:37:442:37:50

be flying home.

They deserve a

medal.

2:37:502:37:56

be flying home.

They deserve a

medal.

2:37:562:37:57

12 men will go toe to toe over three

rounds. 12 men in the first round,

2:37:582:38:03

nine in the second. It will be cut

to just six in the third round. Pay

2:38:032:38:11

attention, the format is quite

complicated. Each athlete declares

2:38:112:38:15

which jump they will perform before

they jump, and then five judges will

2:38:152:38:20

score them on air, that is take-off,

and trajectory, perform, the

2:38:202:38:28

aesthetics in the air, and then

landing. Two points air, five points

2:38:282:38:34

for form and three points for

landing. A total of 30 points is

2:38:342:38:42

available for each jump. That school

will then be multiplied by the

2:38:422:38:48

degree of difficulty of the trip

they are performing.

2:38:482:38:54

they are performing. Gasser to drop

in.

Beautiful. Straight to his back.

2:38:542:39:02

Such good form in the air. Fantastic

separation. Slightly

2:39:022:39:11

separation. Slightly overcooked that

one. Triple somersault, full twist,

2:39:112:39:14

double twist on the second.

2:39:142:39:23

double twist on the second. 99.12,

the Swiss.

2:39:232:39:29

the Swiss. The man who steel blue

eyes could cut through Fort Knox's

2:39:302:39:35

deepest safe, Abramenko the

Ukrainian.

You can hear the

2:39:352:39:41

helicopter blades in the.

2:39:412:39:46

Beautiful. Really good. Absolutely

beautiful. I think the ankles were

2:39:532:39:57

tidier. He couldn't help get a bit

excited.

Really great separation

2:39:572:40:05

between all of the jumps and the

landing here. Beautiful. There we

2:40:052:40:09

go, first place.

2:40:092:40:15

A K eight the Jedi. Let's see if he

can summon the force. -- AKA the

2:40:272:40:35

Jedi. Can he ever!

He does so in

some style. Looks really good in the

2:40:352:40:40

air.

Showing why he's one the

favourites.

Very, very solid

2:40:402:40:50

performance.

OK, results after run

one at the men's aerials finals.

2:40:502:41:02

These are all safely qualified. They

will be joined in positions 7-9...

2:41:082:41:20

Jia Zongyang needs to land this

perfectly.

2:41:292:41:35

perfectly. He went huge and he

stopped it.

Beautiful. He put in the

2:41:392:41:45

two twists in the middle slip. He

cannot believe it. He is known as

2:41:452:41:50

Tiger Woods because he is so

precise. Probably the favourite

2:41:502:41:55

coming into this Olympic Games. He

scraped through to these second

2:41:552:42:01

round of finals here. I'd tell you

what, he's taken a very solid one

2:42:012:42:09

would and he's knocked it straight

down the middle.

2:42:092:42:16

down the middle. That's Gore would

have cleaned up in the first round.

2:42:172:42:21

Jia Zongyang giving it up for the

people's Republic.

2:42:212:42:31

people's Republic.

Stanislau

Hladchenko. So many strong jumps

2:42:312:42:33

yesterday. Sat in the middle of the

pack today.

His country's

2:42:332:42:40

expectations on his young shoulders.

Defending champion, it's up to him

2:42:402:42:44

to bring the gold home.

It was

beautiful. The Belarussians can

2:42:442:42:54

start to celebrate just a little

bit. A bit of an arch in the back as

2:42:542:42:58

he took off.

So rigid in the air, he

would have been likely tuning fork.

2:42:582:43:06

-- like a tuning fork.

The landing

was very, very good.

2:43:062:43:20

Jia Zongyang of Canada. The former

gymnast in his first Olympics.

2:43:242:43:32

gymnast in his first Olympics. --

Olivier Rochon of Canada.

He's doing

2:43:332:43:37

a lap of honour, someone should tell

him it's only the semis.

A very,

2:43:372:43:43

very strong jump.

These guys are

like wound springs.

You're good,

2:43:432:43:51

you're good!

CHEERING

Look at that.

2:43:512:44:03

Look at that. 128.05, a huge score

for the Canadian.

Proper blue steel.

2:44:032:44:17

He's on a roll tonight. He really

is.

Absolutely magical. What's

2:44:172:44:25

brilliant, his celebrations are

mechanical as well, almost as

2:44:252:44:28

mechanical as the jumps!

Unzip his

skin and make sure he's not a

2:44:282:44:34

titanium

2:44:342:44:39

titanium inside, T-1000. The

take-off was just a robotic.

Oh,

2:44:402:44:45

forth. It's still good enough for

qualification, going just above

2:44:452:44:50

Burov. Guangpu, the Chinese,

dropping in. Two twists in the first

2:44:502:45:02

lip.

27 years of age. This is his

third Olympics.

2:45:022:45:12

third Olympics. I think he's trying

to pull the wool over the judges'

2:45:122:45:15

eyes. He hasn't quite performed the

first flip with two twists.

And then

2:45:152:45:23

the landing, really scrappy.

2:45:232:45:31

the landing, really scrappy. Air was

six, maxed out. But he's gone from

2:45:312:45:36

first to last. All change on the

second jumps in the men' aerials

2:45:362:45:41

finals.

Completely on its head,

isn't it?

The final six have been

2:45:412:45:47

decided. The end of the road for

Guangpu,

2:45:472:46:03

Guangpu, Lillis and Zhongqing.

Second at home in Moscow, two

2:46:032:46:09

bronze' in 2016 but that's pretty

much it for him.

Going

2:46:092:46:14

stratospheric, I think that's the

biggest jump we've seen.

Going a bit

2:46:142:46:22

early into the double full and his

legs are part. Watch, yes, he's

2:46:222:46:28

twisted.

Yes, he has, hasn't he?

Good spot. Keep an I on the form.

2:46:282:46:40

12.8, the landing and air are very

high about the form has hurt him.

2:46:402:46:45

When you consider they are being

multiplied by two and a half, four

2:46:452:46:50

and a half, sorry, he's dropped

nearly 18 points.

Wowsers.

Next,

2:46:502:47:02

Krotov. The 25-year-old. Can he

better Burov? No, he can't.

Livid.

2:47:022:47:13

After some solid jumps in

qualification and the first two

2:47:132:47:16

rounds, the Russians appear to have

let the final slip through their

2:47:162:47:19

fingers. Looked really solid, the

two Russians, Belo really

2:47:192:47:25

comfortable. He has gone early as

well.

2:47:252:47:33

well.

103.17. Two very low scores.

Four men left and three medals. A

2:47:332:47:42

man whose face, those piercing eyes,

like looking into a hurricane.

2:47:422:47:56

Oh, look at that! He knows he's

given it a good try. Very, very

2:47:582:48:06

strong jumps. Especially when put

into context by the first two jumps

2:48:062:48:10

by the Russians. Doesn't snatch

anywhere near. Going a little bit

2:48:102:48:16

early but not as early as we saw

Burov. Yes!

2:48:162:48:26

Burov. Yes! Air, six, form and

landing, dropping 0.8. The

2:48:292:48:37

Ukrainians and Abramenko know that

it could be gold.

These next two

2:48:372:48:44

jumps, a lower degree of difficulty.

They have to be absolutely perfect.

2:48:442:48:51

Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia.

Powerhouse nations, going toe to

2:48:512:48:55

toe. Hladchenko, oh, no! And he has

rinsed himself on the landing. He

2:48:552:49:07

went for the double full, double

full, full and he looks like he's

2:49:072:49:17

done an hour with a Jack Russell.

Roche on is going for Back

2:49:172:49:30

Lay-Triple Full-Full. It is going to

go from pedestrian up to 125 mph

2:49:302:49:34

very quickly.

Yeah.

Ooh, he overrode

faded. You could hear the coach

2:49:342:49:46

yelling, stretch it, stretch it. So,

Abra Manco is guaranteed silver.

2:49:462:49:54

Abra Manco is guaranteed silver. So,

the tornado starting there and it

2:49:542:49:56

looks like he's going into

hyperspace. That's macro Abramenko

2:49:562:50:01

is guaranteed elbow. Rochon makes it

into fourth place, just ahead of

2:50:012:50:08

Hladchenko.

2:50:082:50:13

Hladchenko. So, the sole Chinese

athlete left will be the last man to

2:50:132:50:16

jump. Zongyang.

Zongyang, full bold,

for glory, for China. -- for gold.

2:50:162:50:30

Oh, that's going to push Abramenko.

Burov giving it a round of applause.

2:50:302:50:38

Abra Manco turning away. Because

now, the torturous weight comes.

2:50:382:50:50

now, the torturous weight comes.

--

Abramenko turning away. If Mary

2:50:502:50:52

Berry were judging this, she'd say

perfect, just perfect.

Silver Medal,

2:50:522:50:58

Zongyang. So close and yet so far.

It looks like this appointment and

2:50:582:51:02

dare I say it, it is. It plays to

the thought that for many Chinese

2:51:022:51:08

athletes, silver is second place.

The Ukrainians, they are mobbing

2:51:082:51:18

Abramenko. You've got to give it to

the 29-year-old. Zongyang is unable

2:51:182:51:23

to celebrate that silver. He

genuinely looks like a man who's

2:51:232:51:29

lost rather than taking a medal.

Yes, that's a real shame. It shows

2:51:292:51:35

how much it means. You have to say

that Burov has had a fantastic

2:51:352:51:40

competition. And look at the scores.

Just 0.46 separate in them.

STUDIO:

2:51:402:51:54

Yes and Abramenko is the first

Ukrainian ever to win a Winter

2:51:542:51:57

Olympics gold.

2:51:572:51:59

Ukrainian ever to win a Winter

Olympics gold. The president may

2:51:592:52:00

have something to say for that sixth

place for Belarus. Yesterday was the

2:52:002:52:05

best day in Britain's windowless big

-- Winter Olympics medals when we

2:52:052:52:12

claimed medals. Lizzy Yarnold was a

former track and field heptathlete

2:52:122:52:15

before it was suggested to her that

she may be perfect for the sport of

2:52:152:52:21

bob skeleton. She hadn't heard of

it. From being a Abramenko of all

2:52:212:52:27

trades as she is a mistress of one,

she is great Britain's greatest ever

2:52:272:52:32

Winter Olympian and our

standard-bearer, also a flag bearer.

2:52:322:52:37

I know I'm a ruthless competitor

when it comes to it. It's me and the

2:52:372:52:41

track. You're lying on the sled,

listening to the Rattle, the

2:52:412:52:45

vibrations of the ice. It's just a

complete orchestra of information.

2:52:452:52:51

You have to be sure, if you're going

headfirst. Nothing to block you,

2:52:512:52:57

nothing to stop you. Nothing between

you and triumphant or disaster.

You

2:52:572:53:03

just have to really look at the ice,

understand the basics of the ice and

2:53:032:53:07

then on the first day of training,

you jump on the sled, you go down

2:53:072:53:12

and see what it's doing with you.

Life hasn't always gone Lizzy

2:53:122:53:21

Yarnold like this, she wanted to be

a heptathlete before she was pointed

2:53:212:53:25

towards a sled. She relied on the

generosity of others initially, a

2:53:252:53:28

work colleague called Mervin

sponsored her when money was short

2:53:282:53:32

and her sled still has his name.

Back then, she worked in insurance,

2:53:322:53:38

a trade based on knowing what can go

wrong. In a sport she was starting

2:53:382:53:41

to dominate, it is one of terrifying

risks. COMMENTATOR: Lizzy Yarnold

2:53:412:53:47

has a few nervous moments to wait.

2:53:472:53:49

risks. COMMENTATOR: Lizzy Yarnold

has a few nervous moments to wait.

2:53:492:53:51

Everything was building to Sochi.

Lizzy Yarnold going for gold for

2:53:512:53:55

Great Britain. Hitting the left-hand

side, it doesn't matter, she's going

2:53:552:54:02

to win the gold medal, surely? She

could crash now and then it. She's

2:54:022:54:07

going to do it, Lizzy Yarnold is the

Olympic champion! My goodness. Maybe

2:54:072:54:12

she'll come back in four years, who

knows?

I think she will, she has a

2:54:122:54:17

lot more to bring.

Within 470s of

her gold she had won every skeleton

2:54:172:54:23

title there was and then she walked

away -- 470s days.

I quickly focused

2:54:232:54:28

on these new challenges and then I

realised I was at the point of

2:54:282:54:34

exhaustion and I needed to get away.

She got married, she came back to it

2:54:342:54:39

and what she always planned to do

was to go back to the Olympics to

2:54:392:54:43

defend her title.

But you can't

simply slide back into the skeleton.

2:54:432:54:50

Sweat comes before the ice and last

year she was diagnosed with an inner

2:54:502:54:54

ear disorder. At the same time she

couldn't find her former speed. In

2:54:542:55:00

half of her World Cup races this

season, Yarnold was outside the top

2:55:002:55:04

ten.

Not the form where she wants to

going to the Olympics.

The lesson I

2:55:042:55:14

needed, to respect sport, to respect

competition but mainly to understand

2:55:142:55:18

that I know what I'm doing and I

need to trust myself more.

To those

2:55:182:55:22

on the outside, the signs were not

good but as Pyeongchang approached,

2:55:222:55:25

Yarnold was positive.

To have the

confidence and faith in this plan

2:55:252:55:32

that will be taking me to beyond

Chang, it's not about the World

2:55:322:55:38

Cups, it's about becoming the first

British Winter Olympian to retain my

2:55:382:55:42

title -- to Pyeongchang.

Clearly

Lizzy Yarnold is the other business.

2:55:422:55:48

A lightning start, round one, first

place, but something was wrong. The

2:55:482:55:54

dizziness seem too has returned,

Lizzy was also struggling to breathe

2:55:542:55:57

because of a chest infection. She

was close to pulling out.

2:55:572:56:05

The Olympic champion, can she make

history and wing it again?

Look at

2:56:082:56:12

the guts.

-- win it again. Going to

the front, and how!

And with that

2:56:122:56:22

the grammar school girl from Kent

had become one of Britain's greatest

2:56:222:56:25

sportswomen. Back-to-back Olympic

champion.

2:56:252:56:32

At about ten to 11 this morning,

Lizzy and Laura Deas got their

2:56:322:56:37

medals, the presentation ceremony.

There is Laura. She becomes the

2:56:372:56:45

fifth British debutant in skeleton

to win a medal and that is

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succession planning! She'll be going

for gold I'm sure. But there is

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Lizzy taking possession of a second

gold. She enjoyed this, great to

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see. The only British Winter

Olympian to stand on that podium

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twice, back-to-back gold. And didn't

she sing the national anthem with

2:57:042:57:11

some gusto!

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INAUDIBLE

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Only Ginette all the

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only two Winter Olympic gold medals

-- medals for Britain, a gold and a

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bronze Mac but she is in a league of

their own.

You have a target on your

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back, everyone knows you are the one

to beat but when you come back four

2:58:122:58:18

years later the only way to be a

success is to win again and these

2:58:182:58:22

are marginal sports, such a fraction

of a second. You're putting pressure

2:58:222:58:28

on yourself by doing that and it's

amazing that she's done it. You feel

2:58:282:58:32

someone like Lizzy, she shares this

with people, her team and everyone

2:58:322:58:36

who supports her.

We'll see what

happens to Lizzy, we don't know what

2:58:362:58:41

she will do or indeed her sled,

Mervin but now she can enjoy her

2:58:412:58:45

success.

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Coming into these Games,

Austria's Marcel Hirscher

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was already an alpine skiing legend

with 55 World Cup wins,

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second on the all-time men's list.

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But there was an asterisk

after his name...no Olympic medals.

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No golds.

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But he removed any remaining

question marks about his big-stage

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mentality with gold in the combined

event on Tuesday.

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And today, he was aiming

to add an exclamation mark

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in the men's giant slalom.

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RAP MUSIC.

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Still in France, on a mission here.

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The one thing missing from his

trophy cabinet, an Olympic gold

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medal. Glorious slalom skiing.

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medal. Glorious slalom skiing. At

last, an Olympic champion, Marcel

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Hirscher. Olympic GS champion and of

course Alberto Tomba. They two time

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Hirscher. Olympic GS champion and of

course Alberto Tomba. They two time

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winner. This is the 30 year

anniversary sends his incredible,

3:00:023:00:06

spectacular debut in the Calgary

Games of 1988 when he went in the GS

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and slalom and got gold

back-to-back. One of the great

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Alpine skiers and international

playboys of our time!

3:00:163:00:22

playboys of our time!

He was who I

watched growing up. I loved the fact

3:00:223:00:25

the showman could be one of the best

in the world. A few years later I

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met him and he slipped his telephone

number down my back pocket!

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He was a charging bull of a skier,

who at the age of 21,

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sensationally powered his way

to both the GS and Slalom

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titles in Calgary 1988.

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Immediately afterwards in a live

interview he requested

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that his father keep his promise

of buying him a red Ferrari

3:00:463:00:49

as a reward for gold,

and promptly asked megastar

3:00:493:00:51

ice-skater Katerina

Witt out on date.

3:00:513:00:55

Chemmy, quite simply

Tomba transcended skiing,

3:00:553:01:00

and technical skiing was never

the same with the trademark

3:01:003:01:02

second run Tomba charge,

as he beautifully muscled his way

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down the mountain.

3:01:053:01:06

Whatever position he was in after

the first rung he was going to

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attack it. He managed to fall,

bounce up and still win. That's how

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good he was.

The main man three

decades on is Marcel Hirscher.

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All watched by Graham

Bell and Matt Chilton.

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COMMENTATOR: Final preparations are

underway at the top of the course.

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Number one is already in the start

heart.

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He's on his way, the winner of round

two of the giant slalom World Cup.

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That was an home snow, just before

Christmas a short drive home that

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night with the prize money. He comes

in as one of the favourites. This is

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a good track. It's got lots of

rollers. The skiers really like it

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in Yongpyong.

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in Yongpyong. Pinturault Chris

Keenan first, nice clean track

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underfoot. He already has a medal

from the Olympic Winter Games --

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Pinturault is skiing first. We had a

bit of a way to get the alpine

3:02:403:02:48

programme started because of the

wind but now we are up and running.

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Into the second week, and Pinturault

is looking for his second medal.

3:02:543:02:58

He's had a fine run, always good to

go number one on a clean track and

3:02:583:03:02

he sets the pace. A shrug of the

shoulders from the French coach,

3:03:023:03:08

difficult to gauge until we see

Hirscher come down.

3:03:083:03:20

Hirscher come down. Hirscher is

ready to go in Yongpyong. Explosive

3:03:203:03:26

start. Still pushing between gate

one and gate to. An early tuck

3:03:263:03:31

position. Good absorption there.

Great anticipation. Marcel Hirscher

3:03:313:03:37

is flying, this is a fine start.

Minimum time in the air. Now he sets

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out onto the flattest part of the

course, looking to pick up some good

3:03:483:03:52

speed. Speed he will hope to harness

when the course becomes a little

3:03:523:03:59

steeper and more demanding. Still

green Marcel Hirscher. Already the

3:03:593:04:07

Olympic champion in the Alpine

combined. He could win three gold

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medals at these games. He's the

favourite for this, he's the

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favourite for the slalom. He leads

by the giant

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by the giant slalom World Cup

standings. He's had a magnificent

3:04:243:04:26

season. And he leads the Olympic

giant slalom by a massive margin.

3:04:263:04:36

0.6 three. Half the job he's done,

Marcel Hirscher. He knows he's still

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got the second run to come. That's

what he's been doing all season

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long, he's in a league of his own.

Henrik Kristoffersen is away. 38.2

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foot Marcel Hirscher. 38.57 for

Henrik Kristoffersen. Marcel

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Hirscher leads the way, Pinturault

is second.

3:05:053:05:17

is second. Kristoffersen is nearly a

full second slower. Might end up

3:05:173:05:21

outside of the top four here.

Kristoffersen is doing his level

3:05:213:05:27

best to try and make up with a fast

finish. He won't be quicker than

3:05:273:05:33

Hirscher, his last the lot.

Kristoffersen is the slowest of them

3:05:333:05:39

all. 1.31 seconds behind Hirscher.

That didn't go according to plan.

3:05:393:05:50

Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen. Leif

Kristian is right in there. At last

3:05:523:06:01

there's a challenger to Hirscher's

lead. It comes in the shape the

3:06:013:06:05

Norwegian. It's got a bit more messy

if Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen as

3:06:053:06:15

he tries to emulate his 35-year-old

team-mate and push for medal today.

3:06:153:06:23

Third place for Nestvold-Haugen.

That is a brilliant run. It could

3:06:263:06:34

have been a lot better. A couple of

big power slides, steering pivots,

3:06:343:06:44

or Hirscher as the Americans like to

call them. Hirscher has done what

3:06:443:06:49

everyone expected.

3:06:493:06:55

Now Kristoffersen had a

disappointing first run by his

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standards. The second best giant

slalom skier of the season, rank

3:07:043:07:09

number two behind his great rival

Marcel Hirscher. He is launching a

3:07:093:07:14

charge in the early stages of this

second run. Maintaining most of his

3:07:143:07:20

advantage. Not many have gone for

the tuck in the first 15 turns but

3:07:203:07:23

Kristoffersen did. He's been

exchanging messages with his dad who

3:07:233:07:31

watches everything closely and keeps

his son informed before he races.

3:07:313:07:34

Nothing wrong with this top section

from Kristoffersen. 0.66, the

3:07:343:07:41

aerodynamic shape he adopted, the

speed with which he attacked the top

3:07:413:07:44

of the course has brought dividends.

Kristoffersen, if he stays high, if

3:07:443:07:49

he keeps it quick, avoids any

mistakes, he may push Meillard out

3:07:493:07:56

of top spot. He is getting quicker

and quicker. Kristoffersen was the

3:07:563:08:01

bronze medallist in the slalom four

years ago behind the two Austrians.

3:08:013:08:07

He will surely move into gold medal

position here? He does so with a

3:08:073:08:12

lead of 1.14 seconds. Kristoffersen

more than makes up for the

3:08:123:08:20

disappointing first run, as he skis

into gold. Next to ski, the

3:08:203:08:29

Slovenian Zan Kranjec. He charges

out of the start. Cutting the

3:08:293:08:43

tightest possible line through these

first few turns. Six hundredths of a

3:08:433:08:48

second, that's the advantage with

which he starts this second run over

3:08:483:08:53

Kristoffersen. He's dead level with

the Norwegian leader. Kristoffersen

3:08:533:08:58

put on a show on the second half of

his run, and Zan Kranjec will need

3:08:583:09:05

the run of his life to equal

Kristoffersen. Down towards the big

3:09:053:09:11

transition. He's lost time. This is

where Kristoffersen moved it up

3:09:113:09:16

through the givers. I'm not sure

that Zan Kranjec can do that. I

3:09:163:09:23

don't think he can replicate the

sort of speed Kristoffersen

3:09:233:09:26

produced. 0.27 down, top three

places separated by a second and a

3:09:263:09:37

half. There's room for Zan Kranjec

to potentially ski into silver medal

3:09:373:09:42

position. That's what he's got. 0.4

six. The Slovenians celebrate

3:09:423:09:51

provisional silver. I'm not sure

he's going home with a medal.

3:09:513:09:54

Kristoffersen might. Still in gold

medal position. Penultimate skier on

3:09:543:10:07

the Hill, Pinturault from France.

Bronze medallist in Sochi.

3:10:073:10:17

Pinturault on his way. He's got a

decent lead over Kristoffersen. He

3:10:183:10:22

is added to that. Then he flies. It

is scruffy. Taking risks there.

3:10:223:10:28

Pinturault almost skied out of the

course. Managed to make his landing.

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I don't think he lost too much

speed. I think it was untidy at

3:10:333:10:36

worst. Now he comes down towards the

next split. 0.66, that advantage is

3:10:363:10:49

still handy. Marcel Hirscher gets

some sideways. This is a bit untidy.

3:10:493:10:54

It's a risky second run from

Pinturault as he pushes for gold

3:10:543:10:58

medal position in the Olympic giant

slalom. He hasn't got much left. 18

3:10:583:11:04

hundredths of a second... This is

going right to the wire.

3:11:043:11:08

Pinturault's final turns are clean

and fast. Now he lets them run.

3:11:083:11:14

Kristoffersen can barely watch.

Marcel Hirscher goes into silver!

3:11:143:11:19

Kristoffersen stays in top spot --

Pinturault gaze into silver. Silver

3:11:193:11:26

at worst the Kristoffersen.

Pinturault is guaranteed a medal.

3:11:263:11:40

Kranjec is still in bronze. Just

Marcel Hirscher left a race. Not

3:11:403:11:48

expert from -- not textbook from

Pinturault. Really messy at times.

3:11:483:11:56

Now they wait and watch. 1.31

seconds is the advantage for Marcel

3:11:563:12:04

Hirscher as he comes into the second

run. The greatest skier of his

3:12:043:12:09

generation. Already the Olympic

champion in the Alpine combined.

3:12:093:12:15

Looking for the golden double. He's

set off at quite a pace. Marcel

3:12:153:12:20

Hirscher opens up a lead of 1.5

seconds over Kristoffersen. They've

3:12:203:12:25

enjoyed some great rivalry in the

last four or five seasons. In the

3:12:253:12:29

last two is usually Marcel Hirscher

who comes out on top. He's probably

3:12:293:12:35

the best Austrian ski racer of all

time. Still in front by a massive

3:12:353:12:42

1.49. He can get away with another

couple of mistakes and still go on

3:12:423:12:47

and claim his second gold of the

Games. Marcel Hirscher carving

3:12:473:12:54

beautiful turns, so much movement,

so much athleticism on display. 1.52

3:12:543:13:02

seconds, it's just too good. He's in

a different league. Marcel Hirscher

3:13:023:13:06

cruising towards gold medal number

two. He's the giant Olympic

3:13:063:13:11

champion! It's the golden double for

Marcel Hirscher in Pyeongchang.

3:13:113:13:17

There's no want to touch him right

now. He could still win two more

3:13:173:13:23

goals at these games. Marcel

Hirscher, Kristoffersen, Pinturault

3:13:233:13:29

the Olympic giant slalom medallists.

3:13:293:13:35

STUDIO: Chemmy, he made

that look so easy.

3:13:353:13:37

Six tenths ahead after run one.

3:13:373:13:40

Six tenths ahead after run one.

3:13:403:13:43

He's a master craftsman. He was

really getting the ski bending at

3:13:433:13:46

the top of the turn and

3:13:463:13:47

really getting the ski bending at

the top of the turn and making speed

3:13:473:13:49

at every gate. It's amazing.

What is

it about his technique that right

3:13:493:13:54

now is so superior to everyone

else's in these turning events?

He's

3:13:543:14:00

got really fast quick transitions

which means he's able to get the ski

3:14:003:14:03

biting at the top of the turn. There

was a small mistake but it's because

3:14:033:14:07

he's risking a lot with the line.

He's trying to do a direct line,

3:14:073:14:11

spending as short a time as possible

on the edges. Look at his hip drive.

3:14:113:14:17

Every turn he's moving forward and

looking for speed. It's phenomenal.

3:14:173:14:27

Alpine skiers and international

playboys of our time!

3:14:273:14:28

He said it was phenomenal, his

ability and mental toughness. He

3:14:283:14:31

broke his ankle last August and came

back this season with a vengeance.

3:14:313:14:38

He

3:14:383:14:38

back this season with a vengeance.

He wanted Olympic gold, he has one

3:14:383:14:40

already and now he can just ski and

connect with the hill.

He's going to

3:14:403:14:45

come back for the slalom.

3:14:453:14:51

He could suddenly become one of the

greatest of all time.

He could win

3:14:563:15:01

four, the team event, the Austrian

team is amazing so he could win four

3:15:013:15:06

golds.

Henrik Kristoffersen going

from tenth to second, he's a fiery

3:15:063:15:12

character.

3:15:123:15:12

from tenth to second, he's a fiery

character.

Very. They have a lot of

3:15:123:15:16

respect for each other but that

doesn't mean they don't want to be

3:15:163:15:19

on the top. In the first run he

looked lax, like he was giving the

3:15:193:15:24

hill too much respect and the second

run was a different animal coming

3:15:243:15:27

down. He was faster than his second,

going from tenth to second and he

3:15:273:15:34

really put one down.

In terms of

what this tells us about the slalom

3:15:343:15:39

event itself and the possibility of

doing a Tomba, the giant slalom and

3:15:393:15:48

slalom, for Hirscher, would you say

that he's a shoo-in?

I wouldn't bet

3:15:483:15:54

against him, he's so strong. As Ted

Ligety said, he has this mental

3:15:543:15:59

confidence that surpasses everybody

else and unless it goes disastrously

3:15:593:16:04

wrong he'll take the gold as well.

Austria will be cock-a-hoop as well.

3:16:043:16:10

It is their true passion, the Alpine

events.

They've had a few World

3:16:103:16:15

Championships where things haven't

gone to plan so this will drive the

3:16:153:16:18

next generation of Austrians, and

there are millions on the slopes.

3:16:183:16:21

OK, short and sweet for us today.

3:16:213:16:23

Almost time to go, but a quick

reminder of the big stories

3:16:233:16:26

on Day eight in Pyeonchang.

3:16:263:16:33

Even the headlines on day nine!

James Woods narrowly missing out on

3:16:333:16:39

a medal, sadly. He was fourth in the

slopestyle. Shock, horror, there

3:16:393:16:44

were no Dutch medals in the speed

skating, it was Kodaira winning the

3:16:443:16:50

500 today. The first French athlete

to win four Olympic gold medals,

3:16:503:17:00

Fourcade, in the biathlon. And a day

after winning the women's cross

3:17:003:17:06

country in the relay, Norway

followed suit in the men's thanks to

3:17:063:17:09

a

3:17:093:17:15

a late Kampl. An Olympic Athlete

from Russia is suspected of failing

3:17:153:17:20

a doping test, notification of a

possible violation of the rules by

3:17:203:17:28

the IOC. Shall we show you the medal

table?

3:17:283:17:31

James "Woodsy" Woods so close

to bumping Great Britain a little

3:17:313:17:35

bit further up the medal table

today, that fourth place

3:17:353:17:37

in slopestyle, but he showed real

style and class in his reaction

3:17:373:17:40

to it.

3:17:403:17:45

Norway have overtaken Germany at the

top, both have nine gold medals but

3:17:453:17:50

Norway have more silver and bronze

so far.

3:17:503:17:54

Quick reminder that you'll see it

all again in bite-sized form

3:17:543:17:57

at seven o'clock with Clare.

3:17:573:17:59

Extra helpings at eight on BBC Four.

3:17:593:18:00

And a lot going on overnight,

3:18:003:18:03

including the very first

Snowboard Big Air - in the Olympics.

3:18:033:18:05

Women's qualification tonight

with Aimee Fuller for Britain.

3:18:053:18:07

Lot going on tomorrow,

key games in the curling,

3:18:073:18:13

it's getting very twitchy now

in the men's and women's.

3:18:133:18:16

Eve Muirhead's rink up

against the Swiss, Kyle Smith's men

3:18:163:18:18

taking on the Danes.

3:18:183:18:19

That is it from Chemmy and me. We

are going

3:18:193:18:21

are going now to look through some

of your old ski jackets to see if we

3:18:213:18:25

can find a napkin with a very

important phone number on it! From

3:18:253:18:30

the two of us, goodbye for now.

Cheers.

3:18:303:18:34

It is the golden 44 Marcel Hirscher

-- the golden double, for their

3:18:343:18:42

share. The Norwegian taking the gold

medal. Incredible drama at the

3:18:423:18:47

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine introduce further coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Britain's men face Italy in the curling, and the two-man bobsleigh gets under way. There is also a chance to catch up on other recent events.


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