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BBC Two Day 10: GB take on Denmark in Men's Curling action

06:00-09:15: Coverage of the latest events taking place in PyeongChang. GB's men's curlers play Denmark and there is action from the semi-final stages of the women's ice hockey.


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Good morning and a very happy Monday

morning from here in Pyeongchang. If

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you are feeling a little jaded after

the weekend and not quite ready to

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grasp the week ahead, we have had to

the motivation you need.

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the motivation you need. This is day

ten of the Winter Olympics, and here

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is what is coming up over the next

few hours. Kyle Smith and his team

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have won three and lost three so

far. That makes today's match

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against Denmark a must-win if they

are to keep their destiny in their

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own hands. There will be wanting to

progress from the round robin to

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Thursday she lays semifinals. Big

Air makes its Olympic debut today.

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It is just two chances to qualify

for the final. Nick Buckland and

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Penny Coomes staged their own

miracle on ice today in the ice

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dance, less than two years after

Penny shattered her kneecap into

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eight pieces. And the women's ice

hockey competition has reached the

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semifinal stage. We'll show you how

Finland got on against the USA.

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We're going to start with some live

sport, and if you were watching on

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BBC ones you will know that the

men's curlers are back in action. It

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is not to a mastering stage now in

the wrong Ruben, the seventh game

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out of nine. -- in the round robin.

Britain went into this one with

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three wins and three defeats,

including a heavy defeat to South

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Korea, which was a bit of a

surprise, to be honest. It leaves

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Great Britain sitting fourth in the

table. They're in a pretty decent

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position but it is in their hands -

they have Norway and the USA yet to

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come. Today it is Denmark. And if

you missed what has happened so far,

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I have just reached the end of the

third end, Denmark with the final

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stone of that end and it would be

enough to give them appoint and a

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slender lead as we approach the

fourth end of this match. They are

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now in that fourth end, so let's

head back to the

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now in that fourth end, so let's

head back to the Curling Centre with

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Logan Gray Steve Cram.

STEVE CRAM: And this is now

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developing reasonably well for Great

Britain. Thomas Muirhead about to

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play the first of his two stones.

That's Kyle Smith, the skip,

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determining what shot he wants

Thomas Muirhead to make. We were

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remarking earlier on about how

Thomas Muirhead is really coming

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into

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Thomas Muirhead is really coming

into his own, the WORD, playing some

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really nice shots already this

morning. And it is a fairly tight

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affair here, 2-1, all three ends

resulting in just one shot being

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taken by the team with the hammer,

Great Britain trying to change that

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here. Denmark have missed the chance

of moving that British stone earlier

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on, so they're lying two at the

moment.

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LOGAN GRAY: Thomas Muirhead there

making a good, clear call early on

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in the path of the stone to decide

to change the shot. He wanted to

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draw around the corner guard but he

threw it to heavy but they still

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made the most of that stone.

A

chance to take both of these here.

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Johnny Frederiksen, very experienced

player, his accuracy not so good at

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the moment.

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the moment.

This looks pretty close

to double takeout. Oh, he just

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clipped the high side of it.

He

does.

And now this is a lovely

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opportunity for Team GB. Nothing in

the centre of play, so GB can afford

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to take some risk here.

Yeah, that

Romeo there just moving, and it

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stays in. It has a yellow not

exactly behind it but it gives Great

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Britain the chance, as you said, to

try to build an opportunity for Kyle

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Smith to get a two with the hammer,

he would be the first to do it in

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this match.

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this match. A win here, they really

need to win, they've got three

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winnable matches, winning all of

them would definitely put them in

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the top four to qualify for the

semifinals. Two wins may well be

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good enough.

Began, just a bit pacey

there. -- again, just a bit pacey

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there. I think they were actually

trying to tap it, just did not quite

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get the line right in the end.

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It's early stages still in this

match, I haven't done anything

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horrendously wrong get, but also

they haven't made the really big

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shot. Oddly enough, they've played

better in the two ends where Denmark

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have had the hammer. But this one is

not yet over.

Yeah, sometimes not

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having the last stone gives you a

bit of an opportunity to control the

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play I playing first, essentially.

Rasmus Stjerne...

Did you know that

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his surname means star in Danish?

I

might not have known that but it is

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a similar word to... I will come

back to that!

They're going for the

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double here... Oh, he's got it.

Great shot, and he also gets a

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rebound back into the 4ft. That's a

cracking shot. You said he likes his

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shotmaking, that's his first one of

the afternoon. Brings a big smile to

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his face. Could not really have got

back to Khamenei Better Care Fund

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fist pump, first one we've seen in

this match. We've seen some great

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reactions.

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Delighted

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with that again, Kyle has been a

little bit up and down.

This is a

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very difficult shot, with no cards

in play, trying to make the perfect

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freeze.

It's got a good chance...

That's a pretty good effort there

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from the British skipper.

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from the British skipper.

Yeah, it

was a great attempt just it did just

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bounce a fraction, which might make

this a bit easier for Rasmus.

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Rasmus's partner shipped the Danish

team at the last Olympic Games. --

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skipped.

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skipped.

So, he's wanting to catch

this really thin. Well, he's got it

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out anyway. That's a nice shot.

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out anyway. That's a nice shot. This

is kind of becoming a little bit of

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of a series of repetition here,

taking one at each end.

A force

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fest!

Is that what you call it?

I

just made it up! We do talk a lot

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about force efficiency in curling,

it is a step which you are looking

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to be higher, because you're forcing

the opposition to score one off the

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last stone.

That's all well and good

but if you can't pick up two with

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your own, then we result in the

situation we have here, where it's

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level pegging. So, just coming in

for his one.

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for his one. That was a nice draw,

pretty much onto the button. You see

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when it is clear like that, you can

make a nice shot. It is when you

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HAVE to do it with all of the stones

all around that it becomes a bit

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more difficult to. But that was

nicely played. So, as you were, to

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two -- 2-2 after four ends.

Elsewhere, Italy have picked up two

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against Korea. Switzerland have

still got a little bit of a

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stranglehold in their match. Union

Jacks flying. A couple of big ones

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out there in the arena today.

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out there in the arena today.

That's

Rasmus Stjerne's dad in the middle,

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Tommy, who we were talking about

earlier. USA lead Canada 3-2, but

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Canada have the hammer in the

fourth. So, the hammer now reverts

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back to Denmark.

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back to Denmark.

Fifth end, and this

is already becoming a bit of a tight

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affair, which... Fair enough, but

Great Britain will want to try and

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just left there came a little bit,

given they have the hammer, just

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to... You can't really say they've

done much wrong here, they've been

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playing reasonably well, file missed

a couple of opportunities perhaps in

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the second, but... Keep making your

shots. Keep trying to put a bit of

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Russia on the opposition. Rasmus

Stjerne played a great shot there.

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Nothing you can do about that. But

to be fair it was made a little

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easier for him. That one just

running on a

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running on a bit. The curling

schedule is that the men's final is

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actually on the Saturday evening

here in the Gangneung Curling

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Centre, which is... Help me!

Lunchtime! In ever in 11 o'clock

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next Saturday.

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next Saturday.

Let's hope we've got

one of the British teams in one of

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those finals, if not of course at

least we want to get into one of the

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medal matches. To do that they've

got to get into the semifinals

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first. And to do that, they really

need to win here!

I think they're

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planning on taking the game to

Denmark. They've thrown two centre

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guards, which is and extremely

offensive option when you don't have

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the last stone. But I like to see

that, actually, from this team,

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because I feel as if our best chance

of beating Denmark is to draw them

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into a kind of more drawing game,

tapping things around, I think that

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will play into Kyle's hands. It

seems like a sensible approach to

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me.

And as you said, when use all

the kind of shot which Rasmus

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Stjerne made in the last end, then,

don't give him too many of those if

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that's what he likes doing. Or at

least make them a little more

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difficult.

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difficult. Don't make it as

straightforward.

Especially if they

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can start to put some pressure on

the second player from Denmark,

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Mikkel Poulsen, he's probably the

guy they're most likely to get

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mistakes out of.

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mistakes out of.

Yeah, Kyle Waddell

here, he's had a couple of near

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misses, shots not quite coming off.

Just needs to nail a couple. This

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one has got a chance. Tucks in

there.

Well, we've got lots of

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cover. Three stones now.

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I think all that Romeo granite out

in front is making Rasmus Stjerne a

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little bit nervous here.

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A really good tussle going on in the

match next to this one here. Great

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Britain have got to play USA, and

it's funny, you look at matches and

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you think, which way would we like

that want to go home and it is 3-3

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at the moment. Canada would-be

expect it to win that and if they

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didn't, they would pretty much be on

target to go through. -- if they did

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win it. If they were to lose it,

that would make USA pretty much out

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of things, but if USA won it it

would mean that our match with the

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USA would become a crunch match. But

it would also mean Canada would have

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three losses. So it brings them back

into the pack as well.

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into the pack as well.

And it maybe

gives GB a chance to finish second

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or third rather than fourth, which

would help their chances in the

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semifinals.

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Ifs, buts, maybes.

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I don't think they will be too

worried who they will be playing

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against in the semifinal. There

isn't a lot between Canada and

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Sweden.

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That was nicely done. With a double

take-out, Poulsen.

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I was reading an article about

Thomas Muirhead and how he came to

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be having the delivery technique he

has, something we commonly called

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the Manitoba Tuck, which originated

in Kapunda. And actually it was

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based on watching his father play

the semifinal against one of the

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legends of the game, and Canada went

on to win the gold medal. They

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thought, if that guy can use that

technique, that is the way to go for

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us. They are the only two players in

Scotland who delivered that

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technique. When we are learning how

to play, that you can't slide on

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your toe, you will hurt your knee.

We were told even you won't deliver,

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achieve anything, but they have done

very well.

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Very well, yes. His brother Glen

delivering with the same technique,

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they alternate for Team GB.

Eve doesn't? No, she slides flat

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foot.

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Much more common to see players in

Canada, I can't think of any other

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players in Europe who play with that

delivery.

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Manitoba.

Knees of steel.

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Johnny Frederiksen after that's

pretty good shot, I thought might

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have attempted to move them. Trying

to give himself, it just sits there,

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trying to manufacture their two.

Great Britain lying shot still,

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just.

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Another chance for Thomas Muirhead

to shift these Danish stones, at

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least one, maybe both.

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least one, maybe both. He would like

to stay in the house.

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He has done well, doesn't quite get

rid of it. Just clinging on. Sits

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there for third. He has pushed that

yellow back.

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yellow back.

Denmark have played

another good end. They didn't get

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sucked into the game GB wanted them

to play around the centre guards.

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They will maybe have a chance to

school two here.

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Gone are the days of their being

easy games at the Olympics. Every

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team out here is very capable of

winning.

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winning. That has just gone out.

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Johnny Frederiksen gets

congratulations from his team-mates.

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He raises his sticks.

Frederiksen

didn't play

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didn't play with Rasmus early in the

season.

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season. He is definitely the calming

influence in this team. He doesn't

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set the world alight with his

shotmaking but he's very steady.

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Looking like a straightforward score

of two for Denmark. Kyle, not

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anywhere near where he wanted to hit

that stone with his first one.

He

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doesn't want to give Kyle an option

to take two stones out. They are

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lying shot with that one. As long as

he doesn't give them an option to

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take them both. He will have a good

chance for his Omidyar.

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chance for his Omidyar. -- two.

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If Great Britain bought Denmark were

going to be a pushover, it is

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certainly not the case. A bit of

thinking going on, half the British

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team up there. All Defour when they

reach the halfway point will know

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they are in a tough match -- four.

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Just another stone required here for

Denmark. They seem to have it under

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control.

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control. That stone looks like it is

mostly open, for Kyle Smith if he

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wanted to play a cake out on that

one, he could roll over in front of

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the back one. Hutcheon take-out.

-- Take-out. They have to give it a

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go. They have a chance to force it

if they can make that hit and roll,

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or go onto the back one.

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or go onto the back one. Actually,

they are going for the double take

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out.

It is on, isn't it? They have an

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option for that, let's see how he

gets on with it.

Looking to hit may

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be two inches of that yellow stone.

First, they need to make contact

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with that first one. The danger is

they could give up three.

Has he got

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this one? He might have missed it.

Too thin, can you believe it? I was

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worried he was going to do this it

altogether, he did for a while.

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That was close. Their immediate

reaction made it sound like they

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were going to miss.

Nearly got it.

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It is funny, it went from it is

going to miss, then when it hit, it

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will take them both. It was very

close, a good attempt. Denmark have

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a straightforward draw to pick up

two. Rasmus Stjerne.

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A little long with his last one,

gave a glimmer of hope for Kyle

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Smith for that double take-out. A

centimetre off it.

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This is already developing into a

match where Great Britain will have

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to find their best shots because

Denmark are playing very well

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indeed, as we reach the halfway

point, they pick up two in the fifth

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and, leading Great Britain 4-2.

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We will be back with curling

shortly. Let us have a look at the

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headlines so far.

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Australia's reigning world champion

Anna Gasser bounced back from

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disappointment to top the pile in

big air qualifying with a massive

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score of 98 points. Aimee Fuller

failed to qualify for the final.

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Four years after his Olympic dream

became a nightmare, Cheshire reached

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the half pipe final. Cassie Sharp

recorded the best two runs in

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qualification and start as

favourite.

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Two years after shattering her

kneecap, British ice dancers Penny

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Coomes and Nick Buckland finished an

impressive tenth in the short dance

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which also featured a world record

from the Canadian duo.

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It has been reported a member of the

Olympic Athletes from Russia team

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has failed a drugs test. The IOC

have yet to confirm the identity but

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reports have named the athlete as

part of the bronze at all mixed

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curling team.

Lindsey Vonn looks a good bet to

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reclaim her title after downhill

training. Despite easing off at the

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end of her run, she recorded the

third fastest time.

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Let us head back to the Gangneung

Curling

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And the second half of this match,

Denmark have a slight lead over

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Great Britain. Great Britain are

going for a must win match if they

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are to give themselves a chance of

progressing to the semifinals.

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Back to Logan Gray and Steve Cram.

COMMENTATOR: I'd like to get a

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kettle in the commentary box but we

have had to do without our March

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Break!

Smacks being passed around by the

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Danish team. All upbeat. Chatting

about how things have gone on. We

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were listening to the British team

talk.

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talk. Getting a supportive talk from

Viktor Kjell.

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Viktor Kjell. Making sure, his point

was, the simple shots have to be

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100%. Having a quick look at a

couple of the highlights from the

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first half. A match which Great

Britain really need to win. They can

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win. Denmark, one of the teams who

wouldn't be fancied to be in the

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semifinals. If Britain are to get

into the top four, they have three

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matches, one against Denmark here.

They need the win. They have no wait

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to play after this.

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to play after this. They need to

convert. They have only managed to

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pick up one when they have had the

hammer.

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I am sure they will be enjoying the

support from the crowd but they need

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to find something themselves.

If you think, we are getting beat,

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4-2, not what you need. The idea is

picked up two in the next end. Not a

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lot to choose between the teams. In

terms of statistics. Or who has

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played the better shot. The two

skips slightly with the edge.

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There have been if you good ones

from Rasmus, a very good player. As

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we have been saying, very

comfortable with making those big

0:30:120:30:15

shots when he needs to. At the

moment, the bigger concern is around

0:30:150:30:22

second positions, a big opportunity

for Kyle Waddell to perform, his

0:30:220:30:30

performance levels aren't quite

there.

0:30:300:30:32

The three other matches being played

this afternoon. Korea are leading

0:30:400:30:43

Italy fivethree.

Top of the table

tussle between Sweden and

0:30:430:30:51

Switzerland, Sweden are undefeated

so far, but it is Switzerland

0:30:510:30:54

leading that 15-2 at the halfway

point. And

0:30:540:31:04

point. And USA-Canada on the sheet

next to this one, it is very, very

0:31:040:31:08

between Canada, the gold-medal

favourites, and the USA. I say that,

0:31:080:31:11

I think most people would say Sweden

are very much coal favourites with

0:31:110:31:18

them.

0:31:180:31:23

-- co-favourites with them. Cammy

Smith putting out a fairly

0:31:290:31:33

straightforward opening to this end.

And

0:31:330:31:44

And Denmark, I think you're probably

right, the Leeds have not quite been

0:31:450:31:52

getting their stones in the right

places, particularly when they've

0:31:520:31:55

had the hammer, which is why Britain

have managed to keep them down to

0:31:550:32:00

one, prior to that fifth end. So,

it's important that they reciprocate

0:32:000:32:04

and tick up their two here.

0:32:040:32:09

That's actually a good shot in the

end! Sometimes it is actually better

0:32:250:32:29

to make it roll out to the wing

beyond the guard. So, even if

0:32:290:32:37

Denmark did decide to remove it,

then the draw is wide open for the

0:32:370:32:40

next one. So broken appeal the guard

instead.

-- so, they're going to

0:32:400:32:52

peel the guard instead. If you want

to get into a medal opportunity,

0:32:520:32:58

there will be itself look go your

way and some which don't. You just

0:32:580:33:02

have to accept it will balance out

generally through the week, not to

0:33:020:33:05

get too fed up when it seems the

other team have made a so-called

0:33:050:33:10

lucky shot, because you will have

the odd one yourself as well.

I

0:33:100:33:15

think the GB women's team are

definitely due some look to even

0:33:150:33:19

things up! They have had a couple of

bad breaks in the last couple of

0:33:190:33:23

games, culminating in that final

stone of the game against Sweden

0:33:230:33:25

yesterday.

0:33:250:33:30

yesterday. -- due some luck.

STEVE CRAM: Yeah, that has almost

0:33:340:33:41

been forgotten already, the thing

about curling is that there are so

0:33:410:33:44

many matches, if something happens

in one match and it seems like big

0:33:440:33:47

news and you talk about it, then

before you know where you are, a lot

0:33:470:33:51

of other matches have taken place

and you've moved on.

0:33:510:33:59

LOGAN GRAY: And to be fair, there

have been a few stories this week

0:33:590:34:03

but they have all been swept aside

for the time being with this alleged

0:34:030:34:06

doping scandal.

Yeah, that's

obviously going to take precedent.

0:34:060:34:13

All sorts of issues for the Winter

Olympics, but it is the sport of

0:34:130:34:21

curling at the moment which is going

to have lots of press and media

0:34:210:34:24

around today. Just about get it, not

quite.

0:34:240:34:33

quite. Mikkel Poulsen has left that

yellow exactly where the guard was.

0:34:360:34:42

Britain lying second. That's what we

heard Kyle Smith say.

We need to

0:34:420:34:50

roll somewhere if he knows he's got

the double! I don't mind this!

So,

0:34:500:35:00

the preference for Kyle Waddell is

the hit and roll.

Well, one of the

0:35:000:35:09

things that Viktor Kjell said at

half-time was not to overcome to get

0:35:090:35:12

things. So, it seems like they're

sticking to that game plan.

But he

0:35:120:35:20

did say, when you play the

straightforward shots, they've got

0:35:200:35:22

to be 100%.

0:35:220:35:31

You might have heard as talking

during the week, that sign, it

0:35:440:35:49

wasn't him saying, keep your chin

up, it was in terms of the weight he

0:35:490:35:55

wants this to be played at. So, from

the football the way to the head in

0:35:550:36:04

ascending order in terms of weight.

-- from the football the way to the

0:36:040:36:12

head. It is interesting, that's the

first time I've heard Viktor Kjell

0:36:120:36:16

really talk to the guys. He's a

fairly astute man, an awful lot of

0:36:160:36:20

experience, of course. And his

former

0:36:200:36:28

former team-mate out there today,

and you just sends a bit of concern

0:36:290:36:33

from him, they know that if this

gets away from them, they're going

0:36:330:36:37

to be relying on results elsewhere,

and to win their last two matches.

0:36:370:36:41

He really wants to win this one.

0:36:410:36:45

So, this is called splitting the

house. This is the tactic GB are

0:37:000:37:05

employing, to try to put the two

Romeo stones on opposite sides of

0:37:050:37:10

the house, so a double takeout can't

be played.

Yeah, they might have two

0:37:100:37:18

shots there, but given where they

are...

0:37:180:37:25

are...

I think Hearts were in mouths

there a little bit that it might

0:37:250:37:28

drift all the way through.

0:37:280:37:33

Johnny Frederiksen, 42-year-old,

huge experience. They're playing

0:37:420:37:48

well together here. He didn't start

this match particularly well, but

0:37:480:37:52

he's made some nice shots since the

first couple of ends.

0:37:520:37:57

A slightly adventurous call here

from Denmark, they're going to try

0:38:160:38:20

and play a freeze here.

Johnny

Frederiksen lists among his

0:38:200:38:26

interests poker playing, so perhaps

he's happy to take a chance or two.

0:38:260:38:31

Needs to go a little more...

0:38:310:38:37

Needs to go a little more... It sort

of came off and went back on again,

0:38:370:38:42

so they didn't manage to get that to

freeze.

Yeah, it was a good shot,

0:38:420:38:50

actually. Just makes GB work a

little bit harder to score their

0:38:500:38:59

two. Still a good chance here for

Team GB.

0:38:590:39:08

All the way!

So, Thomas Muirhead

asking for both of them to sweep it,

0:39:080:39:17

but only Cammy Smith sweeping,

giving it all he's got here... Well,

0:39:170:39:24

they still sit two. Just taps his

own out.

Yeah, good enough, but he

0:39:240:39:33

would have liked to stay on the face

of the Yellowstone, and that could

0:39:330:39:38

have turned two into three

potentially.

0:39:380:39:46

I think this time Denmark have maybe

accepted Barry Bennell ooze score of

0:39:570:40:02

two. But they are going to limit it

to just the two. -- they have

0:40:020:40:10

accepted that they are going to lose

the two. But they are going to

0:40:100:40:14

limits it to that.

Yeah, it is funny

how, when the stones move and sit

0:40:140:40:20

and you think it will not be

affecting things much on the edge of

0:40:200:40:24

the house, the fact that that

British stone on the left as you

0:40:240:40:28

look is just an inch or two closer

than the other two has meant that

0:40:280:40:33

Great Britain have got a good

opportunity here to get their two.

0:40:330:40:36

Just two stones left for Britain.

So, we should see a trading of

0:40:360:40:53

stones here, and then Great Britain

will have a chance to come in with

0:40:530:40:59

their last stone and take the two.

And then we will be all tied up and

0:40:590:41:09

we'll be starting to think, right,

now, four ends, play your best

0:41:090:41:15

stuff, let's get this one done with.

0:41:150:41:19

Is he just wondering whether he can

sit and roll over against those

0:41:290:41:32

yellows and maybe lie shot? Is that

risky?

I would not say it is risky,

0:41:320:41:40

is the. He knows that if he hits it

on the nose, it's a sitting duck.

0:41:400:41:47

They could roll right over into that

pocket and maybe force GB just to

0:41:470:41:53

score one. It looks very makeable,

too.

Yep. Well, all of a sudden,

0:41:530:42:02

when we thought... I just wonder...

Perhaps there wasn't much else Kyle

0:42:020:42:06

Smith could do with that, really.

That option was not really on for

0:42:060:42:16

him, because obviously, that stone

was further down the house, where

0:42:160:42:21

this one has come to rest, further

up, gives them a chance to

0:42:210:42:26

roller-coaster those yellow and use

them as a stop. -- to roll across to

0:42:260:42:36

those yellows.

This one is going to

come down with some heat, he's

0:42:360:42:48

throwing it extremely hard.

Could do

with hitting this on the nose... Oh,

0:42:480:42:52

he's got it.

Yeah, just a little bit

too much on the inside.

Yeah, he has

0:42:520:43:00

just given us enough room to shift

that. If that had sat on those

0:43:000:43:05

yellows, then it would have been

very, very difficult to shift. Just

0:43:050:43:09

had a little bit too much on it. And

it means... Yeah, you can see, he

0:43:090:43:15

knows how close that was! Very close

indeed! So, opportunities still

0:43:150:43:21

there for the two.

LOGAN GRAY: I am a little bit

0:43:210:43:31

hesitant to say this, but this shot

is almost on missable. You can hit

0:43:310:43:35

this on the nose or anywhere on the

left-hand side, and it will be two

0:43:350:43:39

for Team GB.

So, Kyle Smith, then,

needs to make sure of this. It will

0:43:390:43:45

mean that he will get his two, Great

Britain will tie this up... He just

0:43:450:43:51

needs to tap this yellow out and sit

there. It looks good. Well done,

0:43:510:43:54

very good indeed. Didn't even need

the added backstop, if you like, of

0:43:540:44:03

the other two. So, Great Britain and

Denmark, after six ends, the score

0:44:030:44:11

is tied up, everything still to play

for. That's better. Ebb and flow

0:44:110:44:18

within an end, part and parcel of

the game. But for those watching,

0:44:180:44:23

and if you're just joining us on a

Monday morning, a bit of curling

0:44:230:44:27

before you go to work, maybe before

you go to school. It's school

0:44:270:44:33

holidays, isn't it? Lost track!

It's

not far away from school holidays, I

0:44:330:44:38

don't know. I lose track of it. It

is the school holidays, we've been

0:44:380:44:42

told.

Well, if it is the school

holidays, what on earth are you

0:44:420:44:46

doing up at this time of the

morning! Have a lie-in! Great

0:44:460:44:54

Britain getting closer and closer to

the opportunity to win the metals,

0:44:540:44:58

but they need to win this one. That

would put them with four wins and

0:44:580:45:02

three losses and they would be

sitting in a much stronger position.

0:45:020:45:08

Two matches after this. Each team

plays nine. Five wins would give

0:45:080:45:13

them a chance of qualifying

certainly. Or maybe into a tie-break

0:45:130:45:18

scenario to get into the top four.

Very quickly, as we see the first

0:45:180:45:24

couple of stones of this seventh

end, the scores elsewhere are...

0:45:240:45:31

Korea and Italy is a bit closer now,

it is 5-4 in favour of Korea.

0:45:310:45:36

Switzerland still controlling the

game against Sweden, leading five

0:45:360:45:42

two. Sweden undefeated so far. And a

bit of a tussle between USA and

0:45:420:45:48

Canada, 4-3 USA leading. Canada have

the hammer in the sixth.

0:45:480:45:58

I am pleased to say the coffee has

arrived! Always interesting, I know

0:46:020:46:10

we talk about it, in a curling

arena, Logan knows all about this,

0:46:100:46:17

the balance between the ice, and

this ice is so crucial, the playing

0:46:170:46:26

surface, it really dictate how the

game is played. And yet we have got

0:46:260:46:31

3000 people in here watching, coffee

and tea going on. The regulating of

0:46:310:46:39

the temperature, it is an expert's

job.

0:46:390:46:45

I had a chat with the deputy ice

technician Mark yesterday talking

0:46:450:46:51

about these end sheets. There has

been a struggle on the outside, the

0:46:510:46:57

left-hand side in that I think they

are struggling for the amount of

0:46:570:47:03

heat coming from the crowd. They are

quite happy with how the ice is

0:47:030:47:08

cutting and it is reasonably flat

but once these people pour in, how

0:47:080:47:13

do they control the temperature of

the Earth closest to the stand? It

0:47:130:47:18

can affect how the stones run.

One way is to blow hot air onto the

0:47:180:47:25

back of our necks, sorry, cold air,

did I say hot air, I can't remember

0:47:250:47:32

what that is!

A good stone here from Denmark

0:47:320:47:36

coming in from behind the corner

guard.

0:47:360:47:42

guard. They have the hammer here, of

course. Johnny Frederiksen a little

0:47:420:47:46

bit bread in the face. 42, still

sweeping hard. -- read. Who said it

0:47:460:47:56

is not a physical sport?

0:47:560:48:02

Kyle Waddell.

0:48:120:48:17

The plan is obviously you get to

this stage with four end left, you

0:48:260:48:33

try to limit the opposition to one

end, maybe even a steal. The team

0:48:330:48:44

that has the even end with the

hammer, honestly means they won't

0:48:440:48:48

have the hammer at the final end, at

the moment that would sit with

0:48:480:48:52

represent but that is not

necessarily great if you need to

0:48:520:48:56

score two because you go to an extra

end and the hammer blows to the

0:48:560:49:00

other end. You want to limit Denmark

to one.

0:49:000:49:05

A score of one either way it is

good, GB don't want this end to be

0:49:050:49:10

blanked. They don't want to give up

a score of two, either. All of a

0:49:100:49:19

sudden, the probability of where

that stone stretches back, but with

0:49:190:49:28

a good shot, GB could put themselves

in a strong position in this seven

0:49:280:49:33

end.

He wants to come right in onto that

0:49:330:49:37

stone.

0:49:370:49:40

Letting it do its own work. Thinking

it will bounce. Yes.

0:49:430:49:49

A little bit of a missed

opportunity.

0:49:520:49:55

Just a little too much.

0:49:590:50:05

While Thomas looks like he is grown

in confidence, it feels like

0:50:070:50:14

Waddell, it is going in the other

direction. We talked about being a

0:50:140:50:18

rock in the first couple of games.

Since then, he has not pushed on

0:50:180:50:23

like some of the other players.

You know Carl Waddell better than

0:50:230:50:31

me. I don't think he gets to

affected by the frustration, I think

0:50:310:50:38

he will always be in there like a

little terrier, thinking, the next

0:50:380:50:43

one, I will get it. I am hoping it

won't affect him if he isn't quite

0:50:430:50:48

making his shots.

0:50:480:50:50

After that lovely shot by Mikel

Poulsen, GB are in a spot of bother.

0:50:560:51:10

Trying to drive this down into the

one on the button. No, just picks it

0:51:120:51:17

off.

0:51:170:51:22

off.

Just caught enough of that one.

Cameron Smith doing a great job on

0:51:220:51:28

his own, sweeping.

0:51:280:51:33

Just watching elsewhere, we will

keep doing this, I know you can't

0:51:470:51:51

see the matches but it is relevant

to Great Britain. USA are leading

0:51:510:51:56

Canada 5-3, they have just stolen

one in the sixth end. I don't quite

0:51:560:52:01

know how that happened. Canadian

stones everywhere. How on earth they

0:52:010:52:07

managed to do that they have done.

Sweden and Switzerland, Switzerland

0:52:070:52:14

controlling that one. The USA -

Canada one will be important for

0:52:140:52:20

Great Britain. It would bring Canada

back to the middle group which

0:52:200:52:26

contained Great Britain. It will be

a surprise if Canada... I don't

0:52:260:52:31

think they will expect to lose three

matches, certainly not in the Vonn.

0:52:310:52:39

-- four.

With a couple of games yet to go. So

0:52:390:52:44

that would be a surprise.

Both the men and women's teams were

0:52:440:52:53

undefeated in both World

Championships last year. To see them

0:52:530:52:55

both losing games in the Olympics

just shows the gravity of the

0:52:550:52:59

occasion and how much it means to

these teams.

0:52:590:53:03

Heavy again here from Thomas

Muirhead, they are saying. Don't

0:53:030:53:09

touch it, he is saying. It pulled

up. They thought it would keep

0:53:090:53:16

going.

Feeling a bit more confident, with

0:53:160:53:25

the sweepers putting it in a spot

they want it. They don't want

0:53:250:53:30

everyone to pray it stops.

At least it is lying shot, looking a

0:53:300:53:35

little bit vulnerable. He is

thinking of shifting the guard.

0:53:350:53:43

Before Britain get the chance to

plug some holes.

0:53:430:53:52

This one goes here, that one goes

there. That is the best Danish I can

0:54:010:54:05

do!

0:54:050:54:13

A bit of discussion here, important,

every single end down the home

0:54:140:54:18

stretch in these last end. You have

to make the right decision, not only

0:54:180:54:27

choosing the shot, and the delivery.

You heard the whistling from Rasmus

0:54:270:54:36

Stjerne to get his team's attention,

he tends to do that when his stones

0:54:360:54:41

are in play.

This is a curling event and not a

0:54:410:54:46

dog show!

Johnny Frederiksen. The veteran on

0:54:460:54:55

this team. Huge experience. He is

playing well now. It took awhile to

0:54:550:55:04

get going here. He has delivered

some really nice stones his team.

0:55:040:55:10

Trying to come right in on top of

this. The British breadline, shocked

0:55:100:55:15

at the moment. Tapping it back. --

read line.

0:55:150:55:31

read line. -- British red line, shot

at the moment.

0:55:310:55:35

GB need to tread carefully.

He is

saying whether to freeze it or guard

0:55:350:55:41

it.

0:55:410:55:51

Time out. This is a tricky

situation. They have plenty of

0:56:070:56:11

yellows, just that one British red.

Two shots left.

0:56:110:56:21

Two shots left. Viktor scale already

on his way -- Viktor Kjell.

0:56:210:56:32

on his way -- Viktor Kjell. If he is

a bit more forceful... Viktor tends

0:56:320:56:35

to ask them what they are thinking,

reinforces their own thoughts. I

0:56:350:56:40

wonder whether he is trying to be

more assertive, let us see if we can

0:56:400:56:46

hear what he says.

I would quite like to plant one in

0:56:460:56:57

there, your first instinct was

right.

0:56:570:57:03

At the same time, if you guard it,

then we are guarding for our lives

0:57:030:57:08

it feels like because we have got a

lot of yellow bananas in there right

0:57:080:57:12

now.

0:57:120:57:17

now.

Even if it is that as he is

blasting it, we have the back.

It is

0:57:210:57:26

perfect.

Yellow bananas in there! As opposed

0:57:260:57:33

to green bananas!

He looks happy enough, Viktor Kjell.

0:57:330:57:39

Sauntering back down to his coaching

position. I think I actually enjoyed

0:57:390:57:45

that exchange. It was a bit

different, a bit more, this is what

0:57:450:57:51

I think, trust your instinct, you

are right, put it in there. He said,

0:57:510:57:57

why put a guard, you will be

guarding for your lives, you will

0:57:570:58:02

use three, even more if you get that

wrong? Road you will lose. -- you

0:58:020:58:10

will lose three.

A big shop here for Kyle Smith.

I

0:58:100:58:19

think Viktor was almost of the

opinion, you only really have one

0:58:190:58:24

shot to play here. The freeze is the

obvious one.

0:58:240:58:29

He had to get this right, though.

0:58:330:58:39

Well... It has ended up moving one

of the yellows, the skip getting

0:58:410:58:50

ahead of it. Great Britain is not

coming up with the goods, Kyle Smith

0:58:500:58:54

just catching that yellow on the way

and he needed to come past that one

0:58:540:58:58

and sit on top of the other. It is

sitting right on the button. There

0:58:580:59:08

are four yellows, two British reds.

Let us see what he is thinking. Get

0:59:080:59:14

rid of that one. Then we will have

five yellows.

0:59:140:59:27

Britain have been up against it in

the last three ends. Denmark seizing

0:59:270:59:32

the initiative in the fifth, they

managed to get their two to tie it

0:59:320:59:38

up in the safe but very much up

against it in the seventh. What has

0:59:380:59:44

Sterne got here? Just pushing his

own over. They are lined up nicely,

0:59:440:59:53

look at that. All of the sudden,

that is a change in Britain's

0:59:530:59:58

favour. They have to take advantage

of it. He will be annoyed at that.

I

0:59:581:00:05

thought he was going to slide past

that one. Just pushing it back. It

1:00:051:00:13

has really opened the door for GB.

1:00:131:00:15

This is a bit of a mast make for

Team GB. If they don't make it to,

1:00:251:00:30

then it could be an easy shot for a

big score.

And he has got to clear

1:00:301:00:35

on in through this as well, they're

never straightforward shots. Look at

1:00:351:00:41

his drawers, only 50% accuracy the

Kyle Smith. Well, this one needs to

1:00:411:00:44

be 100%.

1:00:441:00:49

be 100%. Well, is now happy with the

line. If the weight is right... Does

1:00:501:00:53

not want to curl too much. They've

got to try and hold it, and that's

1:00:531:01:00

what they're doing... Got to keep it

out there... Get past that first

1:01:001:01:03

one... Once more, doesn't manage to

get past. It is in there but it just

1:01:031:01:11

needed to come right in. It just

starts to pull.

1:01:111:01:19

starts to pull.

When you said it was

heavy I'm thinking, don't touch

1:01:191:01:21

it...

Just a bit of a mess of

communication, misjudgements all

1:01:211:01:26

over the place. Slightly misjudging

the line and the weight, and it all

1:01:261:01:32

adds up to a missed shot. The good

news is that they have covered the

1:01:321:01:36

inside edge of that stone, so the

double takeout is no gimme.

No, and

1:01:361:01:45

Great Britain, they're lying second

and third shot there. He's just

1:01:451:01:49

looking to see if he can spring them

out with that... As you were saying

1:01:491:01:55

he likes to come in off the sides.

Well, he can see a big opportunity.

1:01:551:02:02

I suppose he has got to be careful

that he doesn't start seeing, you

1:02:021:02:07

know, flashing lights, and...

1:02:071:02:14

know, flashing lights, and... In the

sense of celebration of a big shot

1:02:141:02:16

here. They are lying shot, but who

would love to turn that into two or

1:02:161:02:27

maybe even more. Just onto that back

British red, and they might be able

1:02:271:02:36

to get three...?

1:02:361:02:45

LOGAN GRAY: I'm kind of looking at

this red on the right-hand side in

1:02:491:02:55

front of Mikkel Poulsen, the one

closest to the centre, and I feel

1:02:551:02:59

like he could run that other one

onto it. I think there might be an

1:02:591:03:04

opportunity to run it across onto

the two reds, that might be the most

1:03:041:03:09

makeable shot, with the lowest risk.

STEVE CRAM: I think he's looking at

1:03:091:03:16

that other yellow, the one on the

edge of the 8ft, try and bring that

1:03:161:03:21

in. He's thinking, either it will

take the top red or it will take the

1:03:211:03:27

back red. Because it can't hit his

yellows. At least it doesn't look as

1:03:271:03:35

though it can.

Johnny keeps pointing

out that red that I like that I

1:03:351:03:42

think Rasmus sees the negatives of

it, and they could actually lose one

1:03:421:03:45

by doing so. But you know what, a

score of one for GB would not be a

1:03:451:03:52

terrible result for Denmark. And

they've got a chance to end the game

1:03:521:03:57

pretty much here if they made that.

Well, if he makes the big shot, and

1:03:571:04:04

he clears both of them out,

Howard...? UCI thought he was

1:04:041:04:11

initially thinking, if you come of

this second one in from the

1:04:111:04:13

left-hand side, that it's at the

option of taking either British

1:04:131:04:21

stone out.

Just don't know if this

shot's possible. They would need to

1:04:211:04:30

hit the back side of the red Stoner

just played by Kyle very thin

1:04:301:04:37

indeed.

Well, he has headed down the

other end, he's got to play. Denmark

1:04:371:04:45

down to nine minutes already left in

thinking time, it should be OK for

1:04:451:04:49

them. So, here we go. Rasmus Stjerne

looking for the big shot here to get

1:04:491:04:53

some big scores for Denmark. No.

Well! Interesting there, they DO get

1:04:531:05:06

their one! That was nowhere near!

Great force!

Well, we have got out

1:05:061:05:11

of jail a little bit there. Because

neither of Kyle's shots were where

1:05:111:05:17

he wanted them to be. But somehow,

it contrived that Denmark only got

1:05:171:05:24

their one, where that could have

been so much worse.

1:05:241:05:31

been so much worse. So, come on,

Great Britain, Kyle Smith and his

1:05:321:05:35

team need to capitalise on that.

Seven ends, Bow Trail by one but it

1:05:351:05:41

could have been so much worse.

1:05:411:05:47

could have been so much worse.

And

on those two shots at the end of the

1:05:471:05:51

end, I think Team GB are

co-favourites all of a sudden.

1:05:511:06:00

co-favourites all of a sudden. That

has got to give the GB men a big

1:06:001:06:03

boost going into these last three

ends.

Exactly. I think they've got

1:06:031:06:08

to think, OK, we're three ends to

go, we've got the hammer in the

1:06:081:06:12

eighth and the tenth if it goes with

scoring, pick up our two, get ahead,

1:06:121:06:17

limit them to one... It is so easy

said, though, isn't it? Very

1:06:171:06:23

quickly, the other matches. Korea,

7-4 up against Italy now. Sweden

1:06:231:06:29

trying to get back against

Switzerland but the Swiss lead

1:06:291:06:35

fivethree. But the intriguing match

next to this one - USA against

1:06:351:06:41

Canada in the USA have just limited

Canada to one in the previous end,

1:06:411:06:47

so they still lead 5-4 and they have

the hammer in the eighth. But with a

1:06:471:06:54

one shot lead. So, USA have got the

upper hand in that matchup the

1:06:541:06:58

moment.

1:06:581:07:03

moment. But the Canadian skip is

well capable of closing that out as

1:07:031:07:07

well, he has done that on more than

one occasion already in these Games.

1:07:071:07:17

So, Oliver Dupont... If you're just

joining us, he's part of the curling

1:07:231:07:33

dynasty, the Dupont family.

1:07:331:07:39

dynasty, the Dupont family.

If

Canada did lose to the United

1:07:421:07:44

States, they would have lost three

games in a row and I wonder when the

1:07:441:07:47

last time that happened would be!

1:07:471:07:53

Switzerland have been playing very

well, Great Britain maybe meeting

1:08:011:08:05

them at the right time early in the

competition. It was such a difficult

1:08:051:08:08

start for Great Britain, with

Switzerland and Canada and Sweden up

1:08:081:08:11

early.

1:08:111:08:13

Well, this has been quite a

consistent strategy by Kyle Smith.

1:08:271:08:34

In the eighth end situation, to

throw one corner guard. You might

1:08:341:08:41

see some teams use two. Sometimes

they have tapped the opposition

1:08:411:08:47

stones rather than just going for

the straight draw. That's pretty

1:08:471:08:51

much perfect.

1:08:511:09:00

Cammy has really warmed to the week,

doing well. He has got a lot of hard

1:09:021:09:07

sweeping to do also. But he seems

pretty relaxed out there.

1:09:071:09:15

It's Kyle Waddell who could do with

really finding his form, get the

1:09:311:09:38

stones exactly where he wants them -

not ) not near. Well capable of it.

1:09:381:09:44

He has just been perhaps a little

off this afternoon. But he's

1:09:441:09:49

certainly not playing badly.

1:09:491:09:55

certainly not playing badly. That's

not too bad at all. Just putting the

1:09:581:10:02

guard back in place.

1:10:021:10:06

And is taken out again by Mikkel

Poulsen. Trying to get it all the

1:10:121:10:17

way out on the other side, the

shooter. Just... He's left it there.

1:10:171:10:24

Looks far enough over not to be a

worry.

1:10:241:10:33

There's some big cheers going on, a

lot of Swiss fans in, they're

1:10:331:10:38

jumping up and down.

1:10:381:10:44

jumping up and down. Logan can tell

me what happened there, and that

1:10:441:10:48

match is over. They have shaken

hands with Switzerland leading

1:10:481:10:52

tenthree. Well, Nicolas is just

taking a look back down the ice, he

1:10:521:10:58

must be thinking, what happened

there?! Five?!

The thing about this

1:10:581:11:04

format, only wins and losses matter,

it does not matter how many you lose

1:11:041:11:08

by. And Sweden were always up

against it.

1:11:081:11:16

against it. When you take lots of

risk, then you give the opposition

1:11:211:11:23

the chance to get lots of points on

the board.

Great Britain up until

1:11:231:11:28

this point have been happy to ignore

these two stones in the house but

1:11:281:11:33

now stare getting a bit of

attention. So, Thomas Muirhead

1:11:331:11:36

playing third. Still got that guard

out there. It is biting, still in

1:11:361:11:48

the hospital as it were.

It has been

the draws, really, which have been

1:11:481:11:56

the issue of the Thomas, just a few

heavy once. This one needs to stick

1:11:561:12:01

around.

1:12:011:12:06

around. -- just a few heavy ones. We

just set it back a little bit and

1:12:101:12:19

threw it a little bit wide.

1:12:191:12:27

Well, that should make the end

reasonably straightforward for

1:12:271:12:29

Denmark. There will be quite happy

to see this end blanked. But in the

1:12:291:12:41

ninth we would expect to see GB try

and blanked that one again to take

1:12:411:12:44

the advantage into ten.

1:12:441:12:50

the advantage into ten.

That is a

pity, certainly there was an

1:12:521:12:56

opportunity to leak, with that stone

out front of. However, didn't make

1:12:561:13:06

it so, could well be heading for a

blanked end here.

1:13:061:13:14

They're actually switching up and

going for the...

Yeah, they left it

1:13:201:13:25

in the end.

Well, sometimes a miss

opens the door, and Denmark see this

1:13:251:13:34

as an opportunity to take it to GB.

They could just peel the guard.

1:13:341:13:45

Yeah, they might think, OK, the

chance for a steal maybe. A blanked

1:13:451:13:57

end, fair enough, it's 5-4, but you

do keep the hammer if you steal, and

1:13:571:14:04

that would make it 6-4. Don't want

that to happen.

This one is just

1:14:041:14:11

struggling a little bit for line. It

is a long way outside the guard, so

1:14:111:14:17

needs to curl a lot.

1:14:171:14:25

needs to curl a lot.

Yeah, you could

hear the question, do you think you

1:14:251:14:27

can get it behind that guard? There

might be a faint limb of a chance

1:14:271:14:34

still here. -- glimmer of a chance.

Cammy down the other end just

1:14:341:14:43

asking, how much of that can you

see, can he see all of it?

Yeah, all

1:14:431:14:48

of it and a bit more, it seems.

1:14:481:14:56

Kyle Smith hoping that he can catch

this off the nose.

Sitting behind

1:15:141:15:22

that guard. Get rid of these.

1:15:221:15:28

that guard. Get rid of these.

It

looks like they are going all out. A

1:15:291:15:32

big weight from Kyle Smith.

1:15:321:15:35

A beauty. What a shot, Kyle Smith

coming up with one there, a great

1:15:401:15:46

shot. Come on, boys. He stuck it in

right behind the guard, gets the

1:15:461:15:55

double takeout.

A great shot. Funny how these things

1:15:551:15:58

work out. They missed two. Rasmus

making a dubious call, doesn't quite

1:15:581:16:09

make the shot, and the end had

turned on its head.

1:16:091:16:14

A great shot, this is what you want

the skip to do, come up with the

1:16:141:16:20

goods. Still hasn't got his two. It

depends what Stjerne does here. A

1:16:201:16:28

different situation for Great

Britain now.

1:16:281:16:33

Trying to come round behind, but

coming up short.

1:16:331:16:36

It has a good line.

They swept it while.

1:16:361:16:46

Still a chance for two. He should be

able to catch enough of that, not to

1:16:471:16:52

them, with the right weight, state

in the house and push that yellow

1:16:521:16:56

out. -- stay in the house.

1:16:561:17:08

Right, Kyle Smith, what have you

got?

1:17:081:17:12

They don't want to miss a wide end.

Their own bread still in the house

1:17:121:17:19

will be tricky to get past. -- their

own red.

1:17:191:17:26

And obviously he had to sit in the

house and stay after he catches this

1:17:261:17:33

at hopefully the right angle. A

tricky shot.

1:17:331:17:43

tricky shot. The rewards are huge if

they can get two. Kyle Smith needs

1:17:431:17:48

one of his best here.

1:17:481:17:54

Very tight, it catches the guard. It

will hold for one.

1:18:041:18:16

will hold for one. It was close, a

title shot, nearly there.

1:18:161:18:19

Kyle Smith picks up one. We are tied

again with two end to go. Denmark

1:18:191:18:28

will carry the hammer into the

night. This one still very much all

1:18:281:18:32

to play for -- ninth.

1:18:321:18:42

Canada managed a still in the eighth

end of their match, that is now

1:18:491:18:52

tied. That may have tipped in

Canada's favour with the USA having

1:18:521:19:00

the hammer in the ninth end.

1:19:001:19:07

So, Logan. Hammer for Denmark.

1:19:121:19:25

Classic play here, limit then to

one, two in the tenth, when the

1:19:261:19:31

match.

That is the plan. I remember a start

1:19:311:19:38

from a previous game may be against

Canada. Where Kyle Smith and his

1:19:381:19:48

team were 50-50 to win.

It is too close to call. A lot of

1:19:481:19:54

work still to be done.

A lot of work to be done. Showing

1:19:541:20:04

his emotion with his penultimate

stone, trying to G the guys up,

1:20:041:20:09

saying, we can do this -- gee.

Not an easy shot. But they are very

1:20:091:20:18

much still in it.

Did well with their last stone,

1:20:181:20:25

acknowledging at the right time they

weren't going to make the shot but

1:20:251:20:28

still played it to score one.

They avoided the steel. Just took

1:20:281:20:41

enough of that glancing blow.

1:20:411:20:53

These little things look as if they

hardly matter.

1:20:551:20:57

Trying to come in behind that guard.

1:21:021:21:11

Right on the line.

A perfect setup

once again from Cammy Smith. Really

1:21:111:21:20

been impressed with his performance

this week, this fortnight.

1:21:201:21:27

We have been going a fortnight with

the mixed doubles will stop they

1:21:271:21:32

have been going less than a week,

they started on Wednesday.

1:21:321:21:38

A long competition. You have to be

consistently good.

1:21:381:21:45

consistently good. Teams that con

that -- teams that can consistently

1:21:451:21:51

perform.

You won't win every match, you will

1:21:511:21:54

lose some, lose some end. It is

getting across the line when it

1:21:541:22:01

matters which is what Great Britain

have to think about. Three matches

1:22:011:22:06

to go, this against Denmark, Norway

the next one after this. Two wins in

1:22:061:22:13

those two would put them in a good

position.

1:22:131:22:17

Just hearing some banter between

them. One of the problems for GB is

1:22:171:22:29

nobody has maximised the opportunity

that comes with the mistakes from

1:22:291:22:33

Denmark.

Until now. A nice shot. Very good.

1:22:331:22:39

It is what you want from Kyle

Waddell, playing second.

1:22:391:22:48

This is Poulsen, going to get rid of

that guard. Whistling from Stjerne.

1:22:481:23:02

Curling, a Scottish sport very much,

all the guys here, is the home

1:23:071:23:13

programme based in sterling, but it

is Team GB at the Olympic Games and

1:23:131:23:21

representing them very well. Another

good shot from Kyle. Pulling his

1:23:211:23:30

hand up.

1:23:301:23:32

I am not sure, Kyle had his arm

raised, then he was waving. Not too

1:23:441:23:51

bad. He looked really concerned

about that.

What they are doing is

1:23:511:23:58

trying to keep Denmark as far away

from the house as possible. Putting

1:23:581:24:03

that long guard to keep them out of

there.

1:24:031:24:05

Once again, just like in the

seventh, a score of one either

1:24:161:24:20

weight is a good result for GB who

don't want to lose a blank or a

1:24:201:24:24

score of Ambati.

1:24:241:24:29

score of Ambati. -- two.

Would you

be happy stealing one?

1:24:311:24:34

Absolutely.

1:24:341:24:39

Absolutely. There are some generally

known stats about the scenarios down

1:24:401:24:43

the last end, one is if you are one

shot up, and you don't have the last

1:24:431:24:50

stone, then you are expected to win

55-60% of the time. If you are one

1:24:501:24:58

down with, then 45% of the time. Not

much in that. But with a blank, you

1:24:581:25:06

are looking at only chance of

winning 25% of the time.

1:25:061:25:13

Just over curling that one there.

Let us hope the stats work in

1:25:131:25:20

Britain's favour. Number two -- two

end left. It has been a real puzzle

1:25:201:25:31

from the beginning against this

Danish team, a team they would

1:25:311:25:36

certainly have voted to beat -- a

real tussle. But in the Olympic

1:25:361:25:40

Games nothing is certain at all.

Anyone capable of beating anybody

1:25:401:25:44

else almost. Korea are leading

Italy. The only other team Britain

1:25:441:25:52

Archer Korea have beaten is Great

Britain. That was a shock. No shame

1:25:521:25:57

in losing to Sweden and Canada. They

gave Sweden a really good match.

1:25:571:26:10

gave Sweden a really good match. A

line shot, that one red out in

1:26:101:26:12

front. -- eight lying shot.

1:26:121:26:23

This is a more defensive approach.

1:26:271:26:36

Stjerne once Johnny Frederiksen to

roll it in here.

1:26:391:26:49

roll it in here. Trying to use that

guard that is out there. He has

1:26:491:26:54

played while, Johnny Frederiksen his

first stars want so good but since

1:26:541:27:00

then he has been really solid.

1:27:001:27:05

then he has been really solid.

That

looks wide.

Very wide. That is a

1:27:061:27:13

mistake from Frederiksen. He took

that in as well. A huge error from

1:27:131:27:19

him, wait out wide.

I am shocked about that, the stones

1:27:191:27:23

are curling so much you have two

throw it a mile wide to miss that

1:27:231:27:27

altogether.

He was lucky to hit any of it.

You

1:27:271:27:34

heard Karl saying, we are good if we

get rid of it, thinking of getting

1:27:341:27:38

rid of this yellow that is sitting

behind the British red on the

1:27:381:27:42

pattern. -- button. No time out

available, they have used their

1:27:421:27:50

time-outs.

1:27:501:27:55

I think it has got to be guard,

Kyle.

1:28:001:28:10

Thomas, sorry, Kyle, asking himself,

I guess, if that is the right way of

1:28:141:28:20

putting it, to be really accurate

with the guard. Plenty of red in

1:28:201:28:27

there, making this difficult for

Stjerne. If we were to steal one,

1:28:271:28:33

brilliant. Second-best is limit

Denmark to one.

1:28:331:28:42

With a good guard it is difficult

for Denmark to score. There isn't

1:28:421:28:47

any double takeout on the GB reds

because they would have to lose

1:28:471:28:51

their own yellow.

1:28:511:28:53

He thought it was a little light at

first but it doesn't look that way.

1:29:031:29:09

Starting to pop up.

It has overcome

a fraction but they have shown the

1:29:141:29:20

best side to Denmark.

He is looking

at getting rid of the other one,

1:29:201:29:27

perhaps. This is where Stjerne, I he

has been put in this position by his

1:29:271:29:38

third. Looking at what the options

are.

1:29:381:29:42

I think this will drive right back.

Seems like the best chance of

1:29:501:30:00

scoring.

They want to get their one. They

1:30:001:30:06

started out with the option taking

two. They don't want to give the

1:30:061:30:11

steal at all. At least take a shot

lead into the final end.

1:30:111:30:25

Maybe he WAS going for the wide one,

Steve!

Well, he got neither! I'm not

1:30:271:30:31

sure because that was betwixt and

between. Initially he seemed to

1:30:311:30:37

indicate taking this red onto the

other red which is out on the

1:30:371:30:41

right-hand side. I'm not quite sure

why he thought that was a good

1:30:411:30:51

option, anyway, either way, the

point is, he missed, he took top red

1:30:511:30:55

and didn't catch either of the

others. So, one star left for each

1:30:551:31:02

team here. Takeouts, 97% for Kyle

Smith, that's good to see.

A good

1:31:021:31:12

bounce back after having a torrid

time yesterday.

1:31:121:31:19

time yesterday. Well, that doesn't

make too much difference. Hopefully

1:31:201:31:24

anyway.

1:31:241:31:29

anyway.

Well, he's got a fairly

straightforward widget here

1:31:301:31:32

available to him. And that would be

a result. We said at the beginning

1:31:321:31:40

of this end, limit them to one, take

your two in the final end with the

1:31:401:31:44

hammer. Of course, easier said than

done. But this has been a good last

1:31:441:31:49

couple of ends, played well, by

Great Britain.

1:31:491:31:57

Great Britain. And Stjerne trying to

ensure he gets his one here, fairly

1:31:571:32:03

straightforward, knock that red

back, sit in for his one. That looks

1:32:031:32:07

pretty good.

1:32:071:32:12

So, here we go into a final end

again, and Great Britain still in

1:32:181:32:22

with a good chance of winning this.

Denmark do lead, they picked up one

1:32:221:32:29

in the ninth but it was

well-constructed by Great Britain,

1:32:291:32:32

some nice shots played, so Denmark

lead this 6-5 into the last end.

1:32:321:32:38

Great Britain with the hammer,

everything to play for.

1:32:381:32:48

LOGAN GRAY: Yeah, that was a really

well worked end from Great Britain

1:32:481:32:53

to get the force and they will have

eight good chance to score two on

1:32:531:32:59

this end. Every single one of their

games seems to have gone to the wire

1:32:591:33:02

this week.

Well, it is the Olympic

Games and nothing is supposed to be

1:33:021:33:07

easy at this level. We've just seen

Switzerland win 10-3 in the seventh

1:33:071:33:12

against the co-favourites Sweden. I

think coming here we knew this men's

1:33:121:33:20

team had ability and had chances.

But it was never going to be easy.

1:33:201:33:24

They would have to play some of

their best stuff to get through. To

1:33:241:33:29

make it to the semifinals. And

there's still the chance for them of

1:33:291:33:34

course, a big chance, if they were

to come out winning this one. They

1:33:341:33:38

really would love to get to six

wins. Looking up again next or, you

1:33:381:33:43

can see stones everywhere. It is

still fivefive, USA with the hammer

1:33:431:33:47

in the ninth. It looks as though

they might be lying shot, I can't

1:33:471:33:52

really see. It is at the far end

from where we are at the moment. But

1:33:521:33:57

we will keep an eye on that because

that will have a bearing on Great

1:33:571:34:01

Britain, all of the matches will, as

we come down the stretch in the

1:34:011:34:04

round robin competition.

Yeah,

actually it looks like the USA might

1:34:041:34:10

have a shot to score two or three in

that end.

Cammy has played well,

1:34:101:34:17

hasn't he? He has done a really good

job. He's been calm, he's delivered

1:34:171:34:21

his stones really well. Not sure

what his stats are.

56%.

Yeah, not

1:34:211:34:31

bad, I would probably suggest he has

played better than that.

I think

1:34:311:34:35

Cammy himself can take some credit

for a couple of the wins that have

1:34:351:34:39

gone on the board this week. There

have been three extremely tight

1:34:391:34:43

James and I think we've required six

tick shots and he has made them all.

1:34:431:34:53

Well, there are some cheers going

up, with the Stars & Stripes

1:34:531:34:56

fluttering in the stands. And then

the chant goes up, USA. We just wait

1:34:561:35:04

to see what has happened over there,

it certainly looks like a couple

1:35:041:35:08

from where we are sitting. Yes,

indeed, they took two. So,

1:35:081:35:12

sevenfive. Canada do do have the

hammer in the final end in that one.

1:35:121:35:20

We've said all along, if Canada go

to three losses, and if Great

1:35:201:35:24

Britain were to win this one, we

would be tied with Canada. I'm not

1:35:241:35:31

sure we would have been saying that,

but it is more to do with them, in

1:35:311:35:36

the sense of the expectation for

this Canadian team. I think for most

1:35:361:35:42

Canadian fans the expectation is

that you pretty much win all of your

1:35:421:35:45

round-robin matches.

1:35:451:35:50

round-robin matches. After defeats

to Sweden and Switzerland they have

1:35:521:35:54

now got a right scrap on against

their big rivals, their neighbours,

1:35:541:36:00

the USA. If you are still new to

curling, the stones which are out in

1:36:001:36:07

front of the house, you have to wait

until four stones have been played

1:36:071:36:12

before you can remove any of them,

any of the opposition stones.

1:36:121:36:23

What do we do?

1:36:291:36:35

STEVE CRAM: Don't worry, in the skip

is in control! It's just trying to

1:36:351:36:43

think about the options. Not much

kicking around there at my one, that

1:36:431:36:49

one Danish stone in there. What

everyone's you want to! Is he going

1:36:491:36:56

to into asking to draw in at this

point?

1:36:561:37:02

LOGAN GRAY: They're thinking, play a

split on this top red. They need to

1:37:021:37:07

play this extremely well or their

chance to score two here could go

1:37:071:37:11

right here, right now.

The thing

about this opportunity, not that

1:37:111:37:16

this is easy to score two, but if

you score one, the extra end, the

1:37:161:37:26

hammer goes to Denmark again. So

they will somehow want to finish it

1:37:261:37:30

here if they can. If they score

nothing, they will lose. Might have

1:37:301:37:36

got it...

1:37:361:37:41

got it...

I think they've played a

good shot there. It doesn't look

1:37:431:37:48

like there is a double takeout

available.

No. The concern there was

1:37:481:37:53

that you throw a corner guard, and

potentially Denmark can run it into

1:37:531:37:59

the one in the house and spill

everything. If you put a centre

1:37:591:38:04

guard on

1:38:041:38:08

everything. If you put a centre

guard on, then they might not get a

1:38:081:38:10

chance to do that. So, they decided

to make a move early. Plenty of

1:38:101:38:17

whistling going on!

It is like being

at some sort of sheepdog trials or

1:38:171:38:23

something like that, isn't it?

I'm

sure his team knows what the various

1:38:231:38:29

whistles mean!

Yeah, I've spoken to

a few people about it in the past,

1:38:291:38:34

and I don't think they've been that

excited about being whistled at when

1:38:341:38:39

they're sweeping!

So, Kyle Waddell,

he'll be hoping this is the last

1:38:391:38:45

stone of this match for him. Just

want to try and hit this yellow and

1:38:451:38:51

roll across. Tomy Robb head working

it hard! Well done.

1:38:511:38:58

it hard! Well done. So, Kyle Waddell

playing a couple of good shots,

1:39:001:39:02

helping to set this last end up. If

we want to win it, we want two, it

1:39:021:39:10

is crucial that he gives at least

the chance for a two. Four stones

1:39:101:39:14

left for each team.

1:39:141:39:21

left for each team. Johnny

Frederiksen had a horrendous shot in

1:39:211:39:24

the previous end. Almost a complete

miss. He's caught the outside of the

1:39:241:39:32

British stone and edged it in, which

helped matters immensely. He's gone

1:39:321:39:37

for the double. It's a good shot of.

Sticks on the wide one.

What a

1:39:371:39:41

chance now!

That is a massive help

to Great Britain! Denmark only have

1:39:411:39:46

three stones left, and Britain have

got one in the house. Just catches

1:39:461:39:53

on that wide yellow. That's the

thing. Yeah, look at his face. When

1:39:531:40:02

you're watching curling, sometimes

you ignore the outer stones, that's

1:40:021:40:06

why they're left, even if they're

not in the house, they're left

1:40:061:40:12

because of stones can jam against

them.

Well, now, it is a great

1:40:121:40:17

chance to score two.

1:40:171:40:23

Thomas Muirhead, the younger brother

of the skip of the women's team, who

1:40:301:40:34

will be playing a very important

match for them this evening as well.

1:40:341:40:37

Even more of a must-win. They have

got a much tougher running than the

1:40:371:40:41

men have. That's nicely played by

Thomas, though. -- tougher run-in.

1:40:411:40:50

It is not all over yet by any

stretch of the imagination. We've

1:40:501:40:53

seen mistakes from both sides, when

it looked as though they just had to

1:40:531:40:57

play normal stands. -- normal

stones. The crowd are enthralled,

1:40:571:41:06

there's a great tussle going on

between Korea and Italy. Korea have

1:41:061:41:10

been in the lead all the way through

that, but Italy have clawed a couple

1:41:101:41:14

back to make it sevensix. Korea,

though, have the hammer in the final

1:41:141:41:19

end there. And in the other match,

the USA two ahead going into the

1:41:191:41:23

final end against Canada. So, here

we go, then. If you're waiting to go

1:41:231:41:29

to work, just hang on a bit, it will

all be over in a short while. That

1:41:291:41:40

just sticks out there. He didn't

start so well, he had a really good

1:41:411:41:44

period in the middle of the

competition and in the middle of

1:41:441:41:48

this match, Johnny Frederiksen, but

since then he hasn't given his skip

1:41:481:41:52

what he needed, what he wanted.

Determination on the face of Thomas

1:41:521:41:55

Muirhead here. He's had a good

match. This, hopefully, his last

1:41:551:42:01

stone. On the nose... Well done.

1:42:011:42:09

stone. On the nose... Well done. He

wants to try and bring the Danish

1:42:101:42:14

stone closer to that other British

one, to try and make it so that he

1:42:141:42:19

is at some point going to have a

chance to get two.

The other thing

1:42:191:42:23

to be aware of is that this sequence

of takeouts, everyone that is made,

1:42:231:42:32

the stone moves a little bit higher

in the house, and more and more of

1:42:321:42:36

an angle becomes available

potentially for Rasmus to have a

1:42:361:42:40

crack at a Crosshouse double with

his last one.

1:42:401:42:47

his last one.

That's exactly what I

was thinking.

He can also create an

1:42:471:42:55

angle through hit and roll. Oh, they

HAVE swept it for the nose.

Yep.

But

1:42:551:43:06

the boys know that there could

double after this one, but it is

1:43:061:43:10

extremely difficult shot.

Well, Kyle

Smith has two stones left. Rasmus

1:43:101:43:17

Stjerne, just the one. He will

perhaps have a chance, because Kyle

1:43:171:43:22

Smith

1:43:221:43:30

Smith should just nose this one,

push it out. There is a aid gap

1:43:301:43:34

across to the other side of the

house between those two British

1:43:341:43:38

stones, and he will undoubtedly then

try and take both of them, takeouts,

1:43:381:43:44

97% accuracy for Kyle Smith.

If

they're feeling particularly brave,

1:43:441:43:50

they could try and roll away from

the red stone, but they must keep,

1:43:501:43:53

the house... -- they must keep, the

house.

Just a little roll the other

1:43:531:44:03

way. How is your luck, Rasmus?

That's incredible, surely he has

1:44:031:44:15

just got to hit and hope for a

mistake here?

His other option is to

1:44:151:44:21

draw round that one.

Rasmus is

having a good look at whether this

1:44:211:44:25

shot is even possible. He can give

it a fair lash, Rasmus. He's looking

1:44:251:44:34

at the draw as well.

1:44:341:44:39

at the draw as well. He's looking at

where they would lie second shot,

1:44:441:44:47

assuming he gets it in the right

place.

1:44:471:44:54

place. Or what the draw would be

like. If he hides it, then it is not

1:44:541:44:59

so easy for Kyle Smith to take it

out himself. He only needs to make

1:44:591:45:06

it and take it out, because we've

got two stones in. What is he doing

1:45:061:45:11

now? He's going for the takeout.

Scrap all that I was saying!

Yep,

1:45:111:45:21

this is going to be absolutely

flying down the ice.

1:45:211:45:30

A great try, Stjerne coming within a

couple of inches of making that, an

1:45:391:45:45

incredible try. What an attempt from

the Danish skip.

1:45:451:45:51

Unbelievable effort. They over swept

it in the end, hit it a fraction,

1:45:511:45:56

maybe one more millet metre --

millimetre.

1:45:561:46:03

You will see the speed at which he

hit back, it almost rebounds. Giving

1:46:031:46:10

it enough of a turn to go past the

red stone in such a way that Great

1:46:101:46:15

Britain now just need to draw into

the house to win this match against

1:46:151:46:19

Denmark. A huge win the Kyle Smith

and his team, a straightforward

1:46:191:46:25

shot, his nerves will be jangling no

doubt but he has played really well

1:46:251:46:28

in his last end to manufacture this

opportunity. If they win this which

1:46:281:46:33

it looks as if they are going to do,

they will be sitting in a very good

1:46:331:46:39

position in terms of qualification.

Kyle Smith watching this stone into

1:46:391:46:42

the house. Fist pumps all round,

handshakes to the Danish team. A

1:46:421:46:50

great match, both teams have played

really well. Great Britain are

1:46:501:46:54

getting better as this, edition goes

on. They get this one across the

1:46:541:47:00

line, so important, beating Denmark

7-6. Four wins and three losses. In

1:47:001:47:08

a very good position in terms of

equivocation, what a match.

1:47:081:47:16

What will that do the their

confidence, a huge performance

1:47:221:47:26

particularly from Kyle.

He had a great game after a

1:47:261:47:30

difficult time yesterday, managed to

get them over the winning line. They

1:47:301:47:35

keep grinding out these wins, they

all seem to go to the wire.

1:47:351:47:42

We will keep you updated with

matters elsewhere. USA still leading

1:47:421:47:49

Canada, the Italy - career match

still going on.

1:47:491:47:50

The good news is GB have one that

important match against Don Mark,

1:47:501:47:57

putting paid to Denmark's chances of

qualifying. -- against Denmark.

1:47:571:48:05

A great win for GB, they have Norway

and the USA to play in that round

1:48:111:48:16

robin. The women are back on the ice

later. A must win for them, they

1:48:161:48:22

placed Flint, that is on that

11:05am. -- they play Switzerland.

1:48:221:48:37

If you've just joined us, good

morning on day ten of the winter

1:48:441:48:49

Olympics. Here is what has been

happening so far.

1:48:491:48:58

Anna Gasser bounced back from her

disappointment to top the pile in

1:48:581:49:03

big air qualifying with a massive

score of 98. Aimee Fuller failed to

1:49:031:49:08

qualify.

Two years after shattering her

1:49:081:49:16

kneecap, British ice dancers Penny

Coomes and Nick Buckland finished an

1:49:161:49:21

impressive ten in the short dance

which also featured in one record

1:49:211:49:24

from the Canadian duo.

It has been reported a member of the

1:49:241:49:33

Olympic Athletes from Russia team

has failed a drugs test, the Court

1:49:331:49:38

of arbitration has confirmed they

have opened an investigation against

1:49:381:49:44

the athlete part of the mixed bronze

medal winning curling team.

1:49:441:49:48

Lindsey Vonn looks a good bet to

claim her title again despite easing

1:49:481:49:56

off she recorded the third fastest

time.

1:49:561:50:02

Mathieu

1:50:071:50:12

Mathieu Faivre has been expelled

from the Winter Olympics for angry

1:50:121:50:15

comments made to journalists after

the grand slalom contest on Sunday.

1:50:151:50:24

If you ever needed any proof big air

was for the bravest amongst us,

1:50:241:50:29

Aimee Fuller has delivered, she

posted this picture on her Twitter

1:50:291:50:33

page just after crashing in that

second run of her qualifying. It

1:50:331:50:39

looks painful. Fair play, she is

still smiling.

1:50:391:50:44

I am delighted to be joined by the

chair of UK Sport Katherine

1:50:481:50:53

Grainger. Welcome to our lovely

balcony and Pyeongchang. The great

1:50:531:51:02

and historic winter Olympics, how

have you assessed Team GB?

1:51:021:51:07

My first experience life of the

winter greens, I have usually been

1:51:071:51:11

watching in training camp from a

hotel room. There are sports I can't

1:51:111:51:17

believe it is physically impossible

-- physically possible to do. We had

1:51:171:51:23

huge hopes athletes would deliver,

there have been historic

1:51:231:51:27

performances.

Have you had a

favourite moment?

1:51:271:51:32

Are you allowed? I don't know if I

can choose. It is very different

1:51:321:51:40

seeing it as a spectator. It is

incredible. I know what that

1:51:401:51:45

pressure feels like, that moment of

delivery to perform your best. It is

1:51:451:51:51

a privilege to see these athletes.

In the build-up, and given what has

1:51:511:51:57

happened with one of the Olympic

Athletes from Russia, the build-up

1:51:571:52:01

was dominated by this. You were

quite strong on this that the

1:52:011:52:05

Russian athlete should not be here.

Had you feel now one being

1:52:051:52:09

investigated?

It is hugely

frustrating. It dominated the

1:52:091:52:17

build-up to the Olympics. You want

the build-up to be about the

1:52:171:52:20

athletes, the sport, and instead a

lot of conversation whether Russians

1:52:201:52:27

would be competing at all, how many?

When the final decision was made at

1:52:271:52:35

least we could come forward. And we

are back discussing it again.

1:52:351:52:44

are back discussing it again.

Let us

focus on the Brits, we have had all

1:52:441:52:48

three skeleton bed less on the

balcony and judging what their

1:52:481:52:51

medals mean that their sports in

terms of continuing with funding.

1:52:511:52:56

How difficult is it to manage the

medals that are won in comparison to

1:52:561:53:00

participation levels and where

funding goes.

1:53:001:53:07

I am chair of UK Sport and our remit

from the Government is supporting

1:53:071:53:12

inspirational performances that

podium level, the big results. We

1:53:121:53:18

are driven to support sports that

will produce medal winning

1:53:181:53:22

performances. What has been

incredible is the amount of interest

1:53:221:53:27

from people back home who want to

get onto the slopes themselves. We

1:53:271:53:33

are very aware of those high-level

inspiring performances that we see

1:53:331:53:41

which does transfer.

1:53:411:53:47

At UK Sport though we're binding

participation levels.

1:53:531:53:57

You know what this is all about. You

know how much funding, facilities,

1:53:571:54:03

coaches can help you reach that

potential. How difficult is it to

1:54:031:54:08

separate the emotional side from the

business hat you wear?

1:54:081:54:14

In a way, it is important you keep a

balance of both. You can't make

1:54:141:54:19

emotional decisions. It is a huge

amount of money and has to be

1:54:191:54:23

investment for the right reason. But

you can still do it compassionately.

1:54:231:54:30

It is important to make a decision

with a smart business head but being

1:54:301:54:34

aware of the impact on people.

How much interaction have you had

1:54:341:54:43

with athletes here? You have that

huge experience but it is a

1:54:431:54:46

different role. Have you spoken to

any of the athletes going through

1:54:461:54:51

some tough times, Elise Christie

springs to mind?

1:54:511:55:01

I went to visit Katie when she was

in hospital before she flew home. It

1:55:011:55:05

was important to chat to her.

1:55:051:55:11

was important to chat to her. She

was in great spirits. For a young

1:55:121:55:15

top-level athlete, she will bounce

back. She's already talking about

1:55:151:55:20

getting back to the slopes. I have

offered to have a conversation with

1:55:201:55:26

Elise Christie if that is the right

thing to do. We can hardly imagine

1:55:261:55:31

what she is going through but she

has an incredible team around her. I

1:55:311:55:34

am available if it is needed. But I

wouldn't impose on anyone. The teams

1:55:341:55:41

are world-class and know what they

are doing.

1:55:411:55:45

So many of the athletes are so

young. It must give you great belief

1:55:451:55:50

going forward to looking to Beijing

of what kind of team can head there.

1:55:501:55:56

It is a first Games for a lot of the

athletes and you need that

1:55:561:56:01

experience. By the same token, other

nations have Olympic champions at

1:56:011:56:07

1719. This can be a young person's

game. Their enthusiasm, they are so

1:56:071:56:16

proud to be part of Team GB.

Four medals minimum was the target,

1:56:161:56:25

we have reached that. What are you

looking forward to? And what can we

1:56:251:56:30

achieve at the end of the Games?

Thanks to the work of the British

1:56:301:56:36

Olympic Association, we are one of

the best prepared teams. We have

1:56:361:56:41

athletes going into finals. You have

to be in the finals for a chance of

1:56:411:56:47

the medals, clearly. There are still

opportunities. The curling teams.

1:56:471:56:54

The next days will be crucial for

all of them. There is a lot of

1:56:541:56:58

potential.

It is thrilling. I hope you enjoyed

1:56:581:57:05

the rest of your first winter

Olympics experience, I am enjoying

1:57:051:57:09

mine. Loads of drama already at the

Phoenix Snow Park with the start of

1:57:091:57:19

the women's half pipe. Two Brits in

action, Katie summarise finishing

1:57:191:57:29

second -- Katie Summerhayes. Today

is the start for her sister, Molly.

1:57:291:57:36

Alongside her is Rowan Cheshire, she

was in Sochi but had a nightmare, a

1:57:361:57:42

terrible crash in training,

suffering concussion with severe

1:57:421:57:45

side effects and very nearly gave up

the sport. They were both here after

1:57:451:57:50

great stories of resilience. Let us

see how they got on.

1:57:501:57:55

Team USA notoriously strong in men's

and women's in half pipe skiing. Due

1:58:041:58:09

in part to the facilities in and

right across the nation.

1:58:091:58:17

Massive.

900, the first we have

seen.

1:58:191:58:32

Coming into her last. A big 720.

That is why she is the World Cup

1:58:321:58:41

leader.

Number one on the jersey. What a run

1:58:411:58:44

that was.

1:58:441:58:49

that was.

She played it quite safe

there. She could maybe get rid of

1:58:501:58:55

one of her straight as and push the

aptitude. Going very big there.

1:58:551:59:01

If followed first run, she will be

happy with that. 90-.6, there you

1:59:011:59:09

go.

Good work.

1:59:091:59:13

Another strong American here. Ninth

in Sochi. Her second Olympics,

1:59:131:59:21

fourth in the World Championships.

What can she do?

1:59:211:59:31

Putting that big trick bite at the

start. This is what the judges liked

1:59:311:59:36

to see, risk versus reward.

1:59:361:59:43

to see, risk versus reward.

A big

540, can she keep her amplitude?

1:59:431:59:46

Building up a bit of speed.

720 finish, a good run. Very

1:59:461:59:53

technical. But I think she will be

deducted for her grabs.

1:59:532:00:01

Those back to backs were nice.

Rather than playing it safe.

2:00:012:00:09

Rather than playing it safe. She has

gone for the biggest, hardest tricks

2:00:092:00:10

first.

Waiting for the scores to come in.

2:00:102:00:16

85.

Second place. A big score.

2:00:162:00:21

We are expecting big things from the

Canadian. 25 years of age. From

2:00:252:00:31

Whistler.

2:00:312:00:37

First of the 900s, hopefully. Losing

amplitude slightly.

Needs to speed

2:00:492:00:56

it up a bit here.

Switch 360.

Straight air. Are we going to CNN

2:00:562:01:03

nine? We are indeed.

Solid!

2:01:032:01:09

nine? We are indeed.

Solid! She had

900s on both walls.

2:01:112:01:19

900s on both walls.

Good run from

Cassie.

I think this could get into

2:01:232:01:27

the top three.

2:01:272:01:34

the top three.

Very clean. 93.

There

is the measure! We have a new

2:01:342:01:38

leader! That is an outfit, isn't it?

Never seen anything quite like that!

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So, silver medallist from Sochi,

from France.

Straight air. 540.

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Maybe not going as high as she would

have hoped.

Marie Martinod then...

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900 there.

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900 there. Flare. Good run so far.

720 to finish? Strong run. I don't

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think she will trouble the likes of

Cassie, but she could potentially

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knock Brita Sigourney out of second.

How important is it to qualify first

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or second? If we are only taking the

top 12? The benefit of qualifying in

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first or second, of higher up you

qualify, it means more people will

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run in front of you.

So, if they do

a good run, something you might not

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have seen before, you will be able

to watch and all to your run,

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because you've got the benefit of

going last in the finals. So, it's

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reverse order.

Very happy with that.

Second! Big old score!

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Come on, Rowan. Nasty accident in

training for Sochi, she was unable

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to compete. Since then, a couple of

concussions and she is just back

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from an ankle injury. Yeah, she's

back skiing well, which is great to

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see. Big 540.

Huge alley-oop. Yeah,

that is almost her signature trick,

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the alley-oop.

900, holding on...

Straight air there.

Come on, Rowan.

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720, skiing really nicely here...

Switch 360. And a nice little

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straight air to finish.

Good run.

Very good run. Amplitude was good,

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amplitude was consistent. Good

grabs. Solid run from Rowan, I would

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hope that would be enough. A little

bit of a hand drag there, but

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hopefully the judges won't notice

that!

Hopefully they'll won't notice

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it!

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it! Cassie Sharpe from Canada, in

top spot from Marie Martinod.

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Annalisa Drew, Maddie Bowman, USA

athletes in three, four and five.

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Next up, Molly Summerhayes.

Hopefully she can up it a bit and

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get into the final.

Her coaches up

there, what will they have said to

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her?

Send it.

Just send it!

Come on,

Molly.

Come on, Molly Summerhayes,

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from Sheffield!

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from Sheffield!

Nice meat grab. Left

540, nice and high. Right 540, that

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was good.

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was good. Air to fake people that

was better. Coming into the seven.

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Last hit... Switch straight air...

Switch air to normal at the bottom,

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looked like she got sparked off a

Bojan. It's smiles all round, she

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watched her sister compete in the

slopestyle, and coming into these

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Games, that would have been her aim,

make the finals.

Without a doubt.

2:05:582:06:05

66, she's upped it from her first

run.

A nodding at knowledge went

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there. Experience for her.

Not quite

enough, but she has definitely skied

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very well today.

Brita Sigourney,

came out swinging in that first run,

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sixth place in Sochi four years ago.

Second place at X-Games are spent a

2:06:242:06:31

couple of weeks ago.

Big straight

air. -- X-Games Aspen. Huge

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alley-oop, carrying her speed well

for the 900... Massive 900! That's

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huge! Straight air, just missing the

grab Bojan there. Left 540 with the

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meat grab. What has she got for us

last hit? Right 720 to finish.

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Really good run from Brita

Sigourney.

Yeah, really solid run.

I

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think that will be better than her

first run score.

She got 90.6 on her

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first. Let's see what the judges do

with this. You've got to say, I

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can't see many people cracking into

the nineties.

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the nineties. Exactly the same.

She

sounds a little bit disappointed

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with that.

So, Cassie Sharpe at the

top.

Does she cruise or does she go

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for it?

I definitely can't see her

being bumped out.

No.

What she could

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do is, send the proverbial shivers

up the spine of every athlete here

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by throwing out the best run she can

do.

Yeah, I would agree. Big 900,

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release Ms. Right side 900,

back-to-back nine. We didn't see

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that first run.

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that first run. -- really smooth.

Right three, higher this time.

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Switch three, a lot cleaner. Big

straight air, what has she got to

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finish? Left ten! Yes!

Oh!

Beautiful! I'm not saying that she

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is ahead of the game, but when Mark

Zuckerberg invented Facebook there

2:08:182:08:23

was a friend request waiting for

him, from Cathy!

That is definitely

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true! She is light years ahead of

everybody else! -- from Cassie! And

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oh, my goodness publishes almost got

the keys to the safe that contains

2:08:352:08:38

the gold medals! So, big improvement

of 0.4.

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of 0.4. So, the defending silver

medallist from Sochi finds herself

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in the qualifying silver position,

second place at the moment, it means

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nothing until the finals, of course.

But skiing very well and

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confidently, the French girl,

Murray? Very much so. Coming in with

2:09:052:09:11

a lot of speed. Right side 540. Very

clean. Left 900. Right side flare.

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Just sitting on her tales a bit

there.

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there.

So, Marie Martinod also

upping her run a little bit there.

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Stretching her legs.

Good run, seems

very happy with that. Similar to

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Annalisa Drew, she doesn't really

have a switch it in there. So, might

2:09:432:09:47

be something she maybe could pull

out for the finals.

Yep. 33 years of

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age.

2:09:532:09:58

age. That is an improvement. The

defending Olympic champion, Maddie

2:10:012:10:08

Bowman, going through the motions at

the top here. Currently finds

2:10:082:10:11

herself sitting down in sixth

position.

Just going through her run

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in her head there. Coming in with a

lot of speed. Big straight air. Left

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540 tail grab. Right 720. Better

than last run. Switch seven. Missing

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the grab there. Right five. Solid

grab on that one. Left 900.

Works

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really hard to get it round!

And air

to fakie to finish. Good run from

2:10:432:10:55

Maddy. I think she could get a few

more points out of that one.

2:10:552:10:59

Although she doesn't look too happy.

Well, we always say the indication

2:10:592:11:03

of a run, really, you look first and

foremost a straight into the eyes of

2:11:032:11:07

the skier, and that is the best

indicator.

She did up it by 0.2.

In

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ninth position, it would be nice to

improve here.

I think she will try.

2:11:202:11:29

Putting that right was first.

Nice

540 from Rowan. Big alley-oop. So

2:11:292:11:39

smooth on that. 900. Solid. Right

five. Losing amplitude slightly, but

2:11:392:11:48

holding on. Left seven... What has

she got for us? Switch three.

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Straight air. She will be happy with

that.

Yeah.

She managed to add in

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the right five.

I think we got a

clumps of Cassie Sharpe watching on

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from the bottom. She's done really

well, she's had a really nasty ankle

2:12:132:12:18

injury and she's just about skiing

back to full speed right now.

Yeah,

2:12:182:12:22

she had a tough summer, I think, a

lot of rehab and work went into

2:12:222:12:26

getting her back on skis, and she

had a great starts to the season.

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So, 71.44 run two, it is not an

improvement.

No, I just think it was

2:12:342:12:38

her amplitude slightly.

And the

results look like this... Canadian

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Cassie Sharpe, light years ahead.

From France, Marie Martinod... Down

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in sixth, defending Olympic champion

Maddie Bowman. Rowan Cheshire

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qualifying in a very respectable

ninth position. Can

2:12:542:12:56

qualifying in a very respectable

ninth position. Can you just sum up

2:12:562:12:59

what it meant for you to be able to

get out there and compete in front

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of this crowd, given we know what

happened four years ago?

It means

2:13:022:13:06

the absolute world to me. Four years

ago I couldn't show anyone what I

2:13:062:13:11

could do and I hurt myself quite

badly and I have had such a

2:13:112:13:14

whirlwind four years with so many

injuries, my head, my ankle and

2:13:142:13:18

everything! I have not skied as much

as I would have liked. So, to come

2:13:182:13:22

out here today and puts down the run

that I did, even though a bit

2:13:222:13:26

scrappy, I'm so proud and happy to

get into the finals as IMA that was

2:13:262:13:29

the goal.

Incredible stuff from

Rowan Cheshire. She is into

2:13:292:13:33

tomorrow's final. Now joined by

Jenny Jones. Jenny you were a part

2:13:332:13:38

of the team in Sochi four years ago

when Rowan had that terrible

2:13:382:13:42

training accident - it must be great

to see her back after the difficult

2:13:422:13:45

journey she has had to get here?

Yeah, I remember that happening in

2:13:452:13:50

nearly big so we were all devastated

for her. She has had a few bumps to

2:13:502:13:54

the head since then as well, and she

has patiently waited for those to

2:13:542:13:57

heal and recover and you can see

there are, the confidence is coming

2:13:572:14:00

back and she has landed a great run.

Really happy to see her in the

2:14:002:14:04

final.

You look like you have been

having great fun up up at the

2:14:042:14:08

Phoenix Snow Park steamy atmosphere

for the events seems to have been

2:14:082:14:13

absolutely brilliant, and the

standard has been sensational?

Yeah,

2:14:132:14:16

it has been so good. Going from the

slopestyle to the halfpipe, watching

2:14:162:14:20

the likes of Shaun White, sending it

on those hits was amazing.

2:14:202:14:24

Slopestyle again, watching would see

the performances they have been

2:14:242:14:30

putting down have been brilliant.

The camaraderie between the athletes

2:14:302:14:33

is really nice, it is there -- of

course,. They travel and compete

2:14:332:14:41

together and they're so relaxed,

which is really nice to see.

And the

2:14:412:14:45

start of a brand-new event with the

Big Air, and what a qualifying it

2:14:452:14:49

was, the standard was through the

roof?

Oh, my god, this was such a

2:14:492:14:54

good event! Garoppolo it is just one

massive jump and there was hardly

2:14:542:14:59

any wind, which is amazing for these

women to be ever to perform. It is

2:14:592:15:03

what I believe to be their true

standard of riding, which really

2:15:032:15:08

shone through, redemption for a lot

of these riders as well. Aimee

2:15:082:15:10

Fuller unfortunately did not put

down a run today. It was a shame,

2:15:102:15:15

she went for the double, which is a

good standard of trick but she could

2:15:152:15:18

not put it down, and she is going to

bit annoyed but she dried her best.

2:15:182:15:23

And she got some bruises in the face

as well for her troubles but I am

2:15:232:15:27

sure they will heal. Anna Gasser, 98

points, and she was really

2:15:272:15:32

frustrated after the slopestyle,

with the windy conditions, so to go

2:15:322:15:35

out and put that down today she must

be utterly thrilled?

2:15:352:15:42

She had worked so hard to put a

performance down. But coming out

2:15:422:15:48

today and putting two brilliant

tricks down of such a high standard,

2:15:482:15:50

I have never seen that standard in a

big air qualifier let alone a final.

2:15:502:15:56

You could she she had a real sense

of relief to ride away from that,

2:15:562:16:01

see, this is what I can do. There

were so many big tricks, things you

2:16:012:16:07

would hear worth 900, switch,

2:16:072:16:15

would hear worth 900, switch, camps

-- cabs.

2:16:152:16:19

And yes, I am excited. The men go on

Wednesday, three Brits, they are in

2:16:192:16:24

action.

What can we expect? They will have

2:16:242:16:30

two really focus on getting their

tricks around.

2:16:302:16:32

We will see things like triples. You

might even hear a quad from the

2:16:362:16:42

Canadians. For the Brits, they will

need to land the run or the jump of

2:16:422:16:51

their life and they might just make

it into the final which would be so

2:16:512:16:55

good to see, come on, boys.

The women's final will be

2:16:552:16:58

sensational tomorrow.

Now we go to a real story of never

2:16:582:17:07

giving up on your dreams, 20 months

ago, Penny Combs felt in training

2:17:072:17:12

and shattered kneecap into eight

pieces. Her eyes starting dreams in

2:17:122:17:18

Pyeongchang with partner Nick

Buckland looked to be over. It has

2:17:182:17:22

been an incredibly emotional journey

for the pair as we found out.

2:17:222:17:27

It is so hard to train for an

Olympics when you are happy. You

2:17:382:17:41

push your body to the absolute limit

every day. There is only so much

2:17:412:17:48

your body can deal with. In a second

my life changed.

Figure skater Penny

2:17:482:17:59

Coomes has suffered career

threatening injuries in training

2:17:592:18:02

which could end her hopes of

competing at the winter Olympics.

2:18:022:18:11

Like that I am on the floor with

part of my kneecap puppet and the

2:18:112:18:15

other half down there. I remember

crying not from pain but from what

2:18:152:18:20

could be. Yes, I have had the

hardest year and a half of my life

2:18:202:18:26

but at the same time it is the

strongest I have had to be. It has

2:18:262:18:29

been a really rewarding time.

That is a career ending injury and

2:18:292:18:37

99.9% of people.

Yes. Definitely. You just different

2:18:372:18:42

-- didn't know what the way forward

was once it happened. We Gotch it

2:18:422:18:48

puts everything in perspective. It

is only ice-skating but it is

2:18:482:18:50

something we have grown up with and

adore. There was only one thing we

2:18:502:18:55

were going to do which was to come

back and pick up from where we left

2:18:552:18:59

off.

So many people alike, that's it, you

2:18:592:19:06

can't come back. Oh, I remember

reading those things and being so

2:19:062:19:12

mad. I channelled that energy. At

our comeback, I remember using that

2:19:122:19:18

energy and saying this is brought

the people who thought I couldn't do

2:19:182:19:21

this because I can.

# I have been thinking about

2:19:212:19:27

tomorrow.

Instead of drowning in the past.

2:19:272:19:33

Not every day was a good day and I

didn't do it on my own. When I was

2:19:332:19:37

down and I had my physio team, my

psychologist Simon, and of course

2:19:372:19:44

Nick. For me at 1.I said, I don't

know if I can do this, I don't know

2:19:442:19:50

if my knee will ever be strong

enough again. And he just said,

2:19:502:19:54

that's OK. I think I needed to hear

that in order to get better.

2:19:542:19:59

In Richard Leonard which is where

you have been based, why here?

2:19:592:20:03

Funnily enough, it is down ice dance

hub, there are three big ice dance

2:20:032:20:11

camps and our coach is one of the

best in the world. We have been here

2:20:112:20:14

three years and we train with a lot

of our rivals in everyday training

2:20:142:20:21

which is an interesting dynamic but

we all get on very well.

2:20:212:20:25

What does Pyeongchang represent for

you?

2:20:252:20:33

I'm sorry. It is so emotional

because this has always been my

2:20:332:20:42

goal, when we first set out it was,

let's do three Olympic Games and

2:20:422:20:48

Pyeongchang, let's be the best here.

And to have that... Taken away. I

2:20:482:20:58

feel like I have learnt it tenfold

before I have even got there.

2:20:582:21:02

Going out there after what we have

been through will be a real fitting

2:21:022:21:06

end to this period of our lives but

the best bit is yet to come.

2:21:062:21:15

An amazing story I am sure it will

be emotional for everyone involved

2:21:152:21:20

when they step out onto the ice.

Earlier on at the Ice Arena. Here

2:21:202:21:30

are our commentators.

2:21:302:21:34

Earlier on at the Ice Arena. Here

are our commentators.

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Great Britain's comeback kids, 20

months ago Penny shattered her

2:21:402:21:44

kneecaps into eight pieces, they

missed most of last season, she was

2:21:442:21:49

rehabilitated, it has been a race

against time to qualify to represent

2:21:492:21:54

Great Britain for a third time at

the Olympic Games.

2:21:542:22:01

She was told she would never skate

again but Penny Combs and Nick

2:24:592:25:05

Buckland are back on Olympic ice.

Radio silence from Robin Cousins,

2:25:052:25:10

you were dancing every single step

with them, what did you make of it?

2:25:102:25:15

It was terrific. A little tentative

in a few spaces, just making sure

2:25:152:25:21

they got their levels. And they got

pretty much anything they would like

2:25:212:25:28

to have levels for on the twiddles.

-- twizzles.

2:25:282:25:43

It is just so special to see them

out there competing after everything

2:25:442:25:48

that they have been through, not

just over this last 20 months, they

2:25:482:25:53

are the most perennially unlucky

athletes, their career has been

2:25:532:25:57

marred with illness, injury, Nick

needed surgery to correct an

2:25:572:26:02

irregular heartbeat, they have had

pneumonia, missed championships

2:26:022:26:07

because of gastroenteritis. What

will it mean to them to be back?

2:26:072:26:11

Their first event of the season was

the qualifying event in Germany.

2:26:112:26:16

They qualified, they won that event,

got Team GB despot.

2:26:162:26:24

That was the last possible chance to

qualify for the Games, they needed

2:26:242:26:27

to win it and they did. They have

done everything asked of them.

2:26:272:26:36

You can see that strapping on

Penny's right knee. Gruelling

2:26:362:26:42

operations to peace that kneecap

back together.

2:26:422:26:45

Working with Christopher Dean on

some of the choreography, music

2:26:452:26:49

Chris and Dean had used for their

own rumba. This is tentative from

2:26:492:26:54

Penny there. Took the level down.

The second, third part were good.

2:26:542:27:05

Eight season's best, 71, I think

they will be in the '60s. What spot

2:27:152:27:24

Wool Bay qualify in?

2:27:242:27:30

Wool Bay qualify in? -- will they

qualify.

2:27:302:27:35

Such a long wait. Backwards and

forwards to chain in Seoul

2:27:402:27:45

throughout these Olympics. To train.

2:27:452:27:47

68.3 six. A season's best of over

71. We have seen the scores from the

2:27:522:27:59

judges, a couple down from what you

would expect. Penny and Nick leap to

2:27:592:28:04

the top of the leaderboard with that

performance. They have the

2:28:042:28:09

codification mark against their name

and they are through to tomorrow's

2:28:092:28:12

free skate.

Let me show you a picture, Robin

2:28:122:28:19

Cousins our commentator sent a

thumbs up from him.

2:28:192:28:25

Stamp of approval. How happy are

you?

2:28:252:28:28

Very happy. Something we have been

striving for to get back on the

2:28:282:28:35

Olympic state. To put an Olympic

performance at, we have one more to

2:28:352:28:39

go, mind you.

Good enough to qualify, we expected

2:28:392:28:44

you to do that anyway. Penny,

everyone knows the journey you have

2:28:442:28:48

been through, what was it like being

back on that Olympic stage question

2:28:482:28:53

mark is definitely a different

feeling going into condition.

2:28:532:28:56

I have, edition pressure but I feel

excited to get back out there again

2:28:562:29:02

-- competition. I was skating around

smiling to myself. After everything

2:29:022:29:09

I have been through I have made it.

For those who don't know your

2:29:092:29:15

journey, you shattered your kneecap

20 months ago, told you might never

2:29:152:29:19

even walk and here you are. Your

knee is heavily strapped.

2:29:192:29:25

My knee is in a really good place, I

am happy with it. Before the

2:29:252:29:30

Europeans I was struggling. Right

now, as long as I look after it, I

2:29:302:29:38

am thankful.

You never know.

You are through to

2:29:382:29:43

the free skate tomorrow. What are

your expectations? The pressure must

2:29:432:29:49

be off but what do you hope to

achieve?

2:29:492:29:52

We said after the injury if we came

back we would need to be competitive

2:29:522:29:57

to put a good score down and

performance overall and to get in

2:29:572:30:02

the higher groups for the free dance

tomorrow. Then we are in the mix. We

2:30:022:30:08

can put a strong performance out

tomorrow.

2:30:082:30:09

What can we expect tomorrow from the

free dance, because watching you

2:30:152:30:20

using to enjoy yourselves a lot,

what are we going to see?

Our free

2:30:202:30:24

dance is set to music by Muse and it

is very atmospheric and we love the

2:30:242:30:29

music so much that we decided to

come back to it, because we wanted

2:30:292:30:32

to perform it one last time, or a

couple of last times at the Olympic

2:30:322:30:37

Games and worlds. There are some

really heard lifts and elements in

2:30:372:30:41

there and I can't wait to perform

it.

We can't wait to see you perform

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it, well done today and good luck

tomorrow. Well, that would be good

2:30:452:30:51

enough for tenth place heading into

tomorrow's's free dance, which

2:30:512:30:56

starts at one o'clock in the

morning. But it would be the

2:30:562:31:00

Canadian couple of Tessa Virtue and

Scott Moir who go into that free

2:31:002:31:03

dance in the lead, which starts at

one o'clock in the morning. But it

2:31:032:31:05

would be the Canadian couple of

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir who go

2:31:052:31:08

into that free dance in the

2:31:082:31:11

it will be a battle between these

two and the French couple who will

2:31:162:31:21

skate immediately afterwards.

Training partners and rivals. The

2:31:212:31:30

race for Olympic gold starts here.

2:31:302:31:36

ROBIN COUSINS: Safely through the

twizzles.

2:34:212:34:27

twizzles. Left to finish.

2:34:302:34:33

And the world champions want that

Olympic title! It was only silver in

2:34:412:34:46

Sochi! They took a couple of years

away from competition, but they were

2:34:462:34:50

still training, still working. They

came back last year to win the World

2:34:502:34:55

Championship. And we saw them skate

that for Team Canada, who, of

2:34:552:35:06

course, won the team event gold at

the start of this Portrush.

And they

2:35:062:35:12

performed both short dance and free

to dance in that team event.

How did

2:35:122:35:16

that performance compared for you,

Robin?

I thought this was better, I

2:35:162:35:22

thought it was a little more

relaxed, I just love the fact that

2:35:222:35:26

they are completely in control of

what they're doing on the ice, but

2:35:262:35:30

are able to engage completely with

everybody off the ice, and really

2:35:302:35:34

bring you into the performance. We

will see it is quite a struck on

2:35:342:35:40

trust between the Canadians and the

French team. But they absolutely

2:35:402:35:45

exude style. It has just

2:35:452:35:55

exude style. It has just enough,

what's the word I'm looking for...

2:35:552:35:57

You want it to not be so precise,

but completely in control but just

2:35:572:36:01

enough atmosphere, they're

delivering atmosphere on the ice.

It

2:36:012:36:07

is a feeling.

There is a feeling

Hull you've either got it or you

2:36:072:36:11

haven't, and if you have got it, who

you have it in abundance. It has a

2:36:112:36:18

very slight element of spontaneity

with the performance itself. It has

2:36:182:36:21

to be precise and it has to be

cleaned with the footwork.

2:36:212:36:29

cleaned with the footwork. Keeping

the timings throughout twizzles.

2:36:322:36:40

And they're fast across the ice,

too, is holding the current highest

2:36:502:36:57

score for a short dance, which they

got at the Grand Prix final 2017.

2:36:572:37:06

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have

earned in the short dance...

A

2:37:212:37:27

season's best in the short dance at

the Olympic Games! They are out for

2:37:272:37:31

that gold-medal!

2:37:312:37:36

that gold-medal!

Top score for short

dance.

Record-breaking. And they

2:37:392:37:42

have put themselves in the best

possible position to claim that

2:37:422:37:45

Olympic title to go with the gold

they won back in vain Coover

2:37:452:37:49

Olympic title to go with the gold

they won back in vain Coover in

2:37:492:37:49

2010. That was a fantastic

performance and I understand the

2:37:492:37:55

world record was achieved in the

short programme - what a time to put

2:37:552:37:59

that down?

Yeah, good timing!

Well,

we knew we needed it, to be honest.

2:37:592:38:05

It was not extremely comfortable

skating first after the warm-up, but

2:38:052:38:08

it is good that we had to be strong,

so we are ready for that. We are

2:38:082:38:14

happy the way we executed that we

know there is a tonne of work to be

2:38:142:38:17

done tomorrow. Tomorrow is the main

skate and we have to make sure we

2:38:172:38:21

come out and we are ready to go.

You've done your job, you're top of

2:38:212:38:24

the table so far - how important is

every single point given that the

2:38:242:38:29

French couple are so strong as well?

Well, the field is extremely deep

2:38:292:38:33

and we knew when we came back that

we would have a lot of work to do to

2:38:332:38:37

get back in the next. We are pleased

with our performance today and

2:38:372:38:40

looking forward to executing our

free dance tomorrow. We really

2:38:402:38:43

believe in our material and we

believe in the plan that our coach

2:38:432:38:46

has set out for us at the beginning

of the season, and so far we are on

2:38:462:38:50

track, so keep it going.

Well, that

was a world record score for them

2:38:502:38:57

and the French couple they are

talking about Gabriella Papadakis

2:38:572:38:59

and Guillaume Cizeron, who are

training partners and great rivals

2:38:592:39:04

of the Canadians, they are lying in

second place. But Gabriella was

2:39:042:39:08

hampered by a wardrobe malfunction

and here they are speaking after

2:39:082:39:10

their routine. Your first taste of

the Olympic ice - just talk us

2:39:102:39:17

through your feelings on the

performance first of all?

You know,

2:39:172:39:20

it was a tough one, considering the

issue with the costume that we had.

2:39:202:39:27

But it was still a great experience.

We still managed to keep our focus

2:39:272:39:33

and enjoy the moment. It could have

been better, for sure, but what is

2:39:332:39:41

done is done and we have to look

forward now.

You are still in second

2:39:412:39:47

place as it stands, but Guillaume,

you mentioned the costume issue,

2:39:472:39:52

Gabriella, how much of a distraction

is it went something like that

2:39:522:39:56

happens when you're skating?

It is a

big description because I did not

2:39:562:40:00

know I would keep my top until the

end of the programme, but we have no

2:40:002:40:04

choice, we can't stop so we had to

keep going and we did a good job.

It

2:40:042:40:09

is always really tight between

yourselves and Tessa Virtue and

2:40:092:40:12

Scott Moir, it is quite a rivalry

that you have developed, isn't it?

2:40:122:40:18

Yeah, it is two years since they

came back here and it has been going

2:40:182:40:21

on and we have been training

together as well, so it is a

2:40:212:40:25

particular situation! But we came

here and we want to do our best and

2:40:252:40:30

that is what we are going to focus

on.

I know that giving your ability,

2:40:302:40:35

gold is what you want, and I know

that regularly you now skate scores

2:40:352:40:40

of over 200 - is it going to take

that to get the gold medal, do you

2:40:402:40:45

think?

Yeah, I think so. We need to

do our best and have a really good

2:40:452:40:53

performance tomorrow. I think we

have nothing to lose here. It is our

2:40:532:40:58

first Olympics, and whatever is

going to be is going to be, and we

2:40:582:41:05

just really want to enjoy the

moment.

Thanks very much, all the

2:41:052:41:11

best tomorrow. Well, it promises to

be a stunning free dance programme

2:41:112:41:16

tomorrow, particularly with those

two couples fighting it out at the

2:41:162:41:18

top, and of course Penny

2:41:182:41:24

top, and of course Penny Coomes and

From Great Britain also competing.

2:41:252:41:28

You can see that on BBC One. If you

have just joined us, who welcome

2:41:282:41:33

from Pyeongchang, it is day ten of

the Winter Olympics, just three

2:41:332:41:37

medals up for grabs today, they all

come a little bit later on but don't

2:41:372:41:41

think that hasn't given us plenty of

excitement so far today. Here's what

2:41:412:41:44

has been happening if you have

missed any of the action. Austria's

2:41:442:41:51

reigning world champion Anna Gasser

bounceback from her snowboard

2:41:512:41:54

slopestyle disappointment to top the

pile in Big Air qualifying with a

2:41:542:41:58

massive score of 98 points.

Britain's Aimee Fuller failed to

2:41:582:42:01

qualify for the final. Less than two

years after shattering her kneecap

2:42:012:42:07

into eight pieces, British ice

dancers Penny Coomes and partner

2:42:072:42:12

Nick Buckland finished and

impressive tenth in the short dance

2:42:122:42:16

today, which featured a new world

record from Tessa Virtue and Scott

2:42:162:42:20

Moir. The Court of Arbitration for

Sport has opened an anti-doping case

2:42:202:42:26

against Alexander Krushelnitsky, a

member of the other big Athletes

2:42:262:42:30

from Russia team, who won bronze

earlier in the Games in the mixed

2:42:302:42:34

doubles. Lindsey Vonn looks a good

to retain her title from 2010,

2:42:342:42:46

recording the third fastest time.

Stephanie Venier led the way in the

2:42:462:42:49

timing is ahead of Wednesday's race.

Mathieu Faivre, the partner of

2:42:492:42:54

Mikaela Shiffrin, has been expelled

from the Winter Olympics for angry

2:42:542:43:01

comments made to journalists after

Sunday's giant slalom contests. The

2:43:012:43:08

women's ice hockey has reached the

all-important semifinal stage. The

2:43:082:43:13

last five Olympic gold medals have

gone to either Canada or the USA,

2:43:132:43:17

with Canada winning the last four.

So, who could stop their dominance?

2:43:172:43:24

Finland and the Olympic athletes of

Russia are the two with the task and

2:43:242:43:27

first up was the USA against

Finland, and here's the best of the

2:43:272:43:32

action from the bundle hockey

centre.

2:43:322:43:37

action from the bundle hockey

centre. Game day on semifinals in

2:43:372:43:40

the women's tournament! And this is

the opportunity for four teams to

2:43:402:43:46

stake their case for gold. The US

will march out towards that playing

2:43:462:43:56

surface, where they will receive

that ovation from the fans, as

2:43:562:44:04

Finland take to the ice.

2:44:042:44:10

Finland reaching the gold medal

match for the first time in this

2:44:182:44:21

competition's history.

2:44:212:44:29

competition's history. Here we go,

then, the first women's semifinal is

2:44:292:44:32

under way, USA in the dark jerseys

against Finland. And will Finland be

2:44:322:44:38

able to get the kind of pressure

they need on the US defence? I think

2:44:382:44:43

there are a few question mark about

the American defence. Even though

2:44:432:44:50

they don't have to do a lot of

playing on the back foot. That will

2:44:502:44:53

be one of the questions which may be

Finland can raise to make life

2:44:532:44:58

difficult.

That's certainly going to

be part of the game plan. We talked

2:44:582:45:02

about slowing down the Americans, so

you do not want to give the USA

2:45:022:45:05

defenders time and space to get

their feet up ice to make those

2:45:052:45:09

passes, ultimately taking the puck

from one end all the way down to the

2:45:092:45:17

other - really important.

Not quite

forced home, and the Americans will

2:45:172:45:23

bring it away. Good defensive play

by Jenni Hiirikosko.

Just eight Rick

2:45:232:45:35

note, on the face of, one for one

already.

2:45:352:45:41

Now USA will build, that is a hard

pass. Speed into the offensive zone

2:46:012:46:09

but this is good from Finland,

breaking it up early on as the

2:46:092:46:13

Americans tried to attack.

2:46:132:46:21

Trying to stretch past, looking for

her sister, immediately out there is

2:46:232:46:31

Hiirikoski, a good skater, closing

down, didn't quite reach the red

2:46:312:46:34

line.

A close one thing. The rule is you

2:46:342:46:37

have to carry the puck across the

centre red line before down to the

2:46:372:46:42

other end. Even if you are one foot

short it is a judgment call by the

2:46:422:46:48

linesman, in this case, Jenni

Hiirikoski didn't quite make it.

2:46:482:46:57

The coaches having plenty of

conversation. I think that will be

2:46:572:47:03

one of the interesting things, what

will the head coach do as this game

2:47:032:47:11

goes on, how much of an influence

will he have? He has done very

2:47:112:47:16

little to change his US team. Even

though he has had some of his big

2:47:162:47:21

horses at the races... A big chance,

the Americas have the lead. Gigi

2:47:212:47:27

Marvin.

2:47:272:47:32

A huge mistake by Finland. Marvin

will convert. The US get the start

2:47:382:47:46

to this game they want.

What a shot by Marvin. No chance for

2:47:462:47:51

Noora Raty. An errant pass behind

the net which gets intercepted.

2:47:512:47:58

Meghan Duggan, out to Gigi Marvin.

No chance for Noora Raty, a big

2:47:582:48:08

opening goal for the Americans.

2:48:082:48:18

A backhand chance, across the

crease, so close.

2:48:262:48:37

What an effort, Lamoureux Juan

Arango has

2:48:372:48:47

Arango has been -- Morando. Missing

the far point by inches.

2:48:482:49:02

The Americans should probably be two

up right here. What a chance that

2:49:032:49:07

was.

2:49:072:49:17

Marvin has had a great first period.

2:49:192:49:25

It is physical out there.

Duggan leading that physical charge

2:49:272:49:32

for the Americans.

2:49:322:49:37

for the Americans. Finland, 2.5

minutes to go, trailing by one. Sent

2:49:422:49:46

in.

2:49:462:49:51

in. Now, Hiirikoski, there

definitely seems to be a move to

2:49:542:49:57

play Lindstedt and the Ripkowski

together.

2:49:572:50:07

Should be offside. The officials

getting just about in the way.

2:50:112:50:19

Lindstedt with the big outlet pass,

a long chase, no call. Nearly a

2:50:192:50:29

giveaway to Karvinen from Keller.

Good play.

2:50:292:50:42

A big giveaway. This could be a

chance, what a finish that wards!

2:50:532:51:00

Cameranesi the US capital McCutcheon

capitalising on mistakes in the

2:51:002:51:07

first period. And two goals could be

enough to send them to the gold

2:51:072:51:11

medal game. A huge giveaway in the

zone and before the Finland is could

2:51:112:51:17

deal with it, it was in the back of

the net.

2:51:172:51:21

What anticipation from Danny Cameron

and easy. A tap and looking to the

2:51:212:51:27

middle, she reads it. What a shot,

short side, she gets her head up,

2:51:272:51:33

picks a spot. Right over the block,

posted in. This is a thing of

2:51:332:51:38

beauty.

3-0 down, you would say it

is all over but 2-0 what you say is

2:51:382:51:47

the next goal is absolutely vital as

that nearly beat Raty who has been a

2:51:472:51:53

bit scratchy in this tournament. She

is amongst the elite in this game.

2:51:532:51:58

When she is on her game. But it has

not quite been there for her for all

2:51:582:52:04

of this tournament. Goes to the

middle again. Made the first save,

2:52:042:52:11

and controlled the rebound.

USA go back to work where they

2:52:112:52:17

finished off in the first period. A

real hard shot coming from the stick

2:52:172:52:22

of Kacey Bellamy. Getting past the

webbing of Noora Raty.

2:52:222:52:32

webbing of Noora Raty.

Monique

Lamoureux will release that one.

2:52:322:52:37

Good skating to get away from some

trouble.

2:52:372:52:43

They have players over here if they

can use them. Thrown in softly.

2:52:432:52:50

Tapani. They can't let the mistakes

they made in that first period play

2:52:502:52:57

on their minds, Finland, they have

too slowly but surely ease their way

2:52:572:53:01

back into the game and that is by

getting some good quality puck

2:53:012:53:04

session and some chances.

Good fore-checking from the Finns.

2:53:042:53:17

Monique Lamoureux.

2:53:172:53:22

Monique Lamoureux. The US on the

blue line. Deflection and rebound,

2:53:232:53:26

cleared away. So close.

2:53:262:53:30

Now Finland away again.

2:53:332:53:37

The pressure was on for Flanagan.

2:53:402:53:42

The US creating in the defensive

zone, gripping around the boards and

2:53:462:53:55

Kacey Bellamy had to go to collect.

You can see how effective the

2:53:552:53:58

Americans are when they have the

puck, they don't want to give it up

2:53:582:54:02

even though a pretty good for check

from the Finns, the Americans almost

2:54:022:54:07

playing a little bit of keep away,

tiring out the finish forwards,

2:54:072:54:12

maintaining puck possession.

Onto the outside, really well played

2:54:122:54:18

by Kuske, and those players going

hard into the boards. -- by

2:54:182:54:23

Hiirikoski. Despite a couple of

high-profile mistakes you have to

2:54:232:54:30

take Hiirikoski has been a class

above in terms of defenders in this

2:54:302:54:34

women's tournament. Cayla Barnes.

Decker working it well into space,

2:54:342:54:44

deflected wide a good save and

another chance. It is a shooting

2:54:442:54:49

range right now. Moving well to make

each and every stop.

2:54:492:54:59

Hilary Knight, what does she have to

do to school? A couple of

2:54:592:55:03

opportunities in front of Raty. Raty

doing her part.

2:55:032:55:18

Savolainen back there on the ice. A

big mix-up allowed Hilary Knight in,

2:55:212:55:25

that is a good heavy shots, Knight

again. Raty at the side of the net.

2:55:252:55:33

It has been all USA so far. Very few

crumbs of comfort as we see a change

2:55:332:55:40

of stick to try and help out.

Savolainen is having a nightmare

2:55:402:55:45

game, she is left-handed but playing

with a right-handed stick. Knight

2:55:452:55:50

putting it wide, all the time in the

world. USA will send this in again.

2:55:502:56:00

Savolainen who missed half that

period, using her back hand side

2:56:002:56:04

with the curve of the stick going

the other way to flip it out in the

2:56:042:56:07

zone.

That stick is probably a foot too

2:56:072:56:13

short, and the wrong hand.

Has she still got it? She has not

2:56:132:56:17

been able to get off the ice.

Tipped just wide.

2:56:172:56:24

A wide open net. Knight again,

looking to pass in the middle.

2:56:242:56:32

Brandt is not over. -- knocked over.

With the Americans again, Kessel,

2:56:322:56:43

trying to find Voigt.

2:56:432:56:49

trying to find Voigt. Jalosuo.

2:56:492:56:56

It is going to be an elbowing call.

One of the most brown calls in

2:56:562:57:02

hockey these days.

Sara Sakkinen got her elbow, a bit

2:57:022:57:10

of a height mismatch. Nonetheless

the door is open for the Americans.

2:57:102:57:21

Number 26, two minutes for elbowing.

Sakkinen will go to the box. That

2:57:212:57:30

will give the opportunity for the

next phase to come through. Another

2:57:302:57:39

power play, their third of the game.

Mentally, what are the Finns going

2:57:392:57:45

to do? They have been second best in

most areas of the game, one chance

2:57:452:57:52

of any real note. We can see this

again.

2:57:522:57:55

It comes up, Sakkinen catches

Kendall Coyne, pretty tough to argue

2:57:552:58:02

that one. I don't think they are at

the stage yet when you look at the

2:58:022:58:07

time on the clock, just over eight

minutes left in the second period,

2:58:072:58:11

they are down two, there will be a

stretch where you will tell Jenni

2:58:112:58:16

Hiirikoski every time you are on the

ice you need to jump into play.

2:58:162:58:21

Right now Dodd a huge moment. This

is a huge power play. If the USA at

2:58:212:58:28

score they will go to the gold medal

game, no doubt about that. Finland

2:58:282:58:35

will not come back from 3-0 down.

However, at 2-1, then, the nerves,

2:58:352:58:44

maybe if you scars from previous

Olympic Games, start to open up. You

2:58:442:58:49

can raise questions. It will be

another penalty.

2:58:492:58:55

Kendall Coyne drawing the penalty

again. Rosa Lindstedt, too big, too

2:58:552:59:01

physical. She got away with one

about five seconds earlier. She

2:59:012:59:09

takes one here, in the Finnish

women's league, she has played 500

2:59:092:59:22

games, 480 penalty calls. You need

to be more disciplined than that.

2:59:222:59:30

A two player advantage here. Eight

minutes to go in the second.

2:59:302:59:38

minutes to go in the second. The US

have all of the opportunities...

2:59:382:59:41

That is a heavy shot from Jocelyne

Lamoureux. Tight to the net. She

2:59:412:59:51

will take over again, the twins with

Cameranesi out there. Trying to find

2:59:512:59:59

that one in.

2:59:593:00:09

that one in. Short side attempt.

Interesting from Brandt. Five

3:00:093:00:12

forwards out there. We'll buy this

one up.

3:00:123:00:18

It went into the skates of Monique

Lamoureux, it was a nice play.

3:00:253:00:32

Nearly onto the stick of Kelly

Pannek. Now, it goes across to

3:00:323:00:36

Joslyn

3:00:363:00:44

Joslyn Lambro, -- Jocelyne

Lamoureux, looking for Monique. Ten

3:00:443:00:49

more seconds of the two player

advantage. And again, another

3:00:493:00:54

opportunity, and they convert this

time! Jocelyne Lamoureux on the five

3:00:543:01:01

on three power play! And the USA are

steam-rollering their way towards a

3:01:013:01:05

gold-medal

3:01:053:01:11

gold-medal game chip too much, too

strong, and Finland just can't

3:01:113:01:14

handle them. Great finish from

Jocelyne Lamoureux, and the US will

3:01:143:01:19

be heading to the Olympic final

again!

That is an amazing five on

3:01:193:01:27

three from the USA here.

3:01:273:01:33

three from the USA here. Everywhere

they move, they had Finland on their

3:01:333:01:35

heels. Look at this one-time shot.

There's only a handful of players in

3:01:353:01:40

the world who can shoot the puck as

hard as Jocelyne Lamoureux. No

3:01:403:01:46

chance whatsoever for Noora Raty.

That was pretty to watch!

It was!

3:01:463:01:54

And there is still power play time,

it was scored with two seconds

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remaining on the five on three. So,

one of those penalties will

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disappear, but there's still 25

seconds here. And what about Rob

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Stalder, throwing out the five

forwards there, including the

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Monique, who have been the

difference makers in this

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tournament? He basically just went

to his five most effective players.

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-- including Ghoochannejhad and who

can blame him?

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can blame him?

And four Hillary

Knight this has been a long, long-on

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wait for her to open her account!

And it is all over for the Finns!

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The best they can hope for now is

bronze. A second power play goal in

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a matter of moments, the deflection

from knight and the US well on their

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way. Look at Hillary Knight just

being active there. The Americans

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have just been so wonderful to watch

here.

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That's another well crafted move

from the Americans, and in the end

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that's another save for Noora Raty.

The Canadian team, maybe not the

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players is a mess now getting

prepared for the game later today,

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but the coaching staff and the

management of Canada is watching

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this one with very, very interested

eyes.

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eyes. And it will be really just a

message 14 Canada to say, this

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American team came out and

absolutely dominated - we have got

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to do exactly the same thing against

the OAR in our semifinal.

Here's a

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chance! And that's a wonderful

finish! Beautiful play from the

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Americans! They get a fifth!

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Americans! They get a fifth! Another

power play goal. They're sensational

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right now. And there's very little

that Finland can do about this. Time

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and space to work with, and

Camoranesi claims her second of the

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game.

Seth, we'd talk about the gap

closing in the women's game -

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there's only two teams that cannot

reassure goal like this, and that's

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the Americans and the Canadians. How

about the puck movement here?!

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Appiah...

Good skating, Camoranesi.

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Lamoureux since it deep. Weak pass.

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And that highlights exactly the

problem is that the Finns have faced

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a, the simple things have been

difficult. But the reason for that

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is because the Americans have put

them under so much pressure. But the

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execution of the easy things has

been not of the highest order.

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It is just great to hear the sounds

of the game, Seth, and the

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communication out there. These

players are talking the whole way

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through. You can see Lee Stecklein

going back and you can hear the

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calling, bracingly letting them

know, get it up fast, letting people

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know where they are on the ice at

all times. The teams that

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communicate the best are often the

most effective teams.

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Sent all the way around those

boards. Approaching the final two

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minutes of this game.

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minutes of this game. And deep into

the zone it goes. Great Britain will

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be competing in the women's World

Championships. It will be in

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Maribor, they're in the 30. -- in

the third tier for the women,

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Division 2A. In fact really it is

the fourth tier because they do not

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play a top level World

Championships. And GB's women will

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certainly look forward to that. They

will be hoping that they can proceed

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a little further, as Cayla Barns

steps in. Now, Hiirikoski will move

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where can.

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where can. -- will move away again.

Is there one more chance here, into

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the final minute?

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the final minute? GB playing the

likes of Australia, potentially

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against a North Korean side.

Assuming that they don't send a

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unified team to the World

Championships. We will wait and see

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what they do there.

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what they do there. Mexico,

Netherlands, Slovenia are the teams

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who Great Britain face and they will

fancy their chances at that World

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Championship. They need to start

moving in the division sooner rather

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than later, though. The US, into the

final phase of this game. They're

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going to celebrate this one, a

really, really strong performance. A

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warning sign for the Canadians. It's

been 20 years since the Americans

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last won Olympic gold, 1998 in

Nagamoto, they won the first women's

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tournament. Now, back in Asia, 20

years on, they want to go for a

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second. They will head to the

gold-medal match.

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get inspired. I am delighted to have

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a view more guests on the balcony

with me today. James Woods, who

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finish fourth in yesterday's

slopestyle and Pat Sharples, the

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head of park and pipe ski coaching.

First of all, Woodsy, I've been told

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to call you, fourth-place, you have

had a few of them over recent years,

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have you been able to reflect

overnight?

It is all right,

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honestly. Results really aren't why

I am here, why I am doing this. I've

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said it from the beginning, all I

really want is to be able to get the

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drop and get the opportunity to

showcase what I can do to everybody

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who's interested. Obviously, this is

a bigger audience, so good to get

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that opportunity. Obviously, I did

not get that opportunity in Sochi, I

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got it yesterday. Wasn't quite

perfect, hence the fourth-place. It

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is a game of perfection, so... The

result is and why I am here. I am

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here to show everybody what I can do

and I think I did that! You

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certainly digitally you must have

been delighted with the runs that

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you put down yesterday and all the

skiers putting down good runs?

It

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has been absolutely incredible. And

Woodsy yesterday I think put down...

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It was hands down in my eyes the

biggest slopestyle run that has ever

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been done, a couple of little

mistakes probably cost in the top

3:10:273:10:30

spot. He just said it there, he came

to show what he can do and he did

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that, he smashed it.

And it just

shows how big the standard is now,

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how high it is, in freestyle skiing,

that run like that didn't get a

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medal?

It is crazy, is a game of

perfection. The guys on the podium

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yesterday all skied incredibly well,

but everybody went gold, nobody was

3:10:503:10:55

playing tactical, no-one was trying

to get second or third or fourth or

3:10:553:10:58

fifth, everybody went for that top

spot and that's why we saw one of

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the biggest slopestyle competitions

ever.

And it has been an amazing

3:11:023:11:05

journey for you, Woodsy, because you

started on dry slopes, as most of

3:11:053:11:09

the British kids when they're

learning. It must be amazing to look

3:11:093:11:14

back to what it was you started on

but also the facilities that there

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are now four people coming through?

Yeah, it is quite amazing, the

3:11:173:11:21

facilities which are available now.

And what we had at the time, as far

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as I see it, nothing ever really

changes. This whole industry, action

3:11:253:11:31

sports, free sports, who the world

that we live in, is amazing. It's

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all about the people and pushing

yourself to the absolute limit. And

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whether that's back in Sheffield on

the dry slope, at the local skate

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park, wherever the heck it is, it

doesn't really matter. And that's

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where I get my inspiration for the

these competitions, it is all about

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going out there and doing your

absolute best, it's not that cheesy

3:11:533:11:57

line that you hear so much, it

really is for you, you're doing this

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for you. We've always been show offs

down the skate park, up at the dry

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slope, that is how we got into it!

And this is just a couple of runs up

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the ladder!

Woodsy's attitude is

brilliant but you look at someone

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like Rowan Cheshire, who has been

through the mill over the last four

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years - how difficult a four years

has she had from the disappointment

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of Sochi to going out and getting

herself into a final today?

It is

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crazy what Rowan has been through.

It is such a long story but it has

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just been one issue after another,

so it feels like she hasn't really

3:12:333:12:36

skied all got to do what she really

hoped she could do over the last few

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years. But today, she put down a

good run, and the plan was to get

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her in that final, and now she gets

free runs in that one and anything

3:12:453:12:50

is possible. She has skied really

well in training, and I'm just show

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happy that she is going to be able

to showcase, especially after what

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happened in Sochi.

And we can't

forget Izzy Atkin. You spotted her,

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you persuaded her to come to GB, and

she totally delivered, didn't she?

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She really did. Gee absolutely put

down her best run to her best

3:13:053:13:10

ability. That was everything, she

threw everything at it. And for how

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to take a bronze medal, that's huge

for her. We are super proud of Izzy,

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I know you said I convinced her to

come over but it was her decision,

3:13:223:13:26

her and her parents, they wanted to

be a part of our team and now she

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has, as much a part of it as

everybody else. We are stoked to

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have her on board and I am so

pleased for her to get that medal.

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Thank you very much rejoining us. We

wish you all the best going forward.

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That is all we have time for here on

BBC Two, but Clare Will Beatty over

3:13:413:13:46

on BBC One and she will have lots of

action, including the two-man Oxley

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going for their final runs. And the

Brits are just 0.3 seconds off a

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medal. I will see you tomorrow

morning.

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Eilidh Barbour presents further coverage of the latest events taking place in PyeongChang, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. GB's men's curlers are playing Denmark as we move towards the business end of the round-robin stages. There is also action from the semi-final stages of the women's ice hockey, where the winners guarantee themselves a medal and a shot at gold.