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BBC Two Day 11: GB Women Curlers take on Japan

06:00-09:15: Live coverage including women's curling, with Great Britain taking on Japan in their penultimate round-robin game. There is also action from the men's ice hockey.


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COMMENTATOR: Oh, they've gone down!

I can't believe it, Christie has

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been penalised again!

Elise Christie

gets the chance to race the gold! A

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nation holds its breath...

Christie

is out of it once again! Elise

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Christie, to get into the Olympic

final... And Christie has crashed

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again on the final bend! Yet again

she ends up in a distraught heap on

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the floor!

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And getting up is something Elise

Christie hopes to do again and

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today. Welcome to another lovely

sunny day here in Pyeongchang. We

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have not had a definitive word yet

on whether Elise Christie will line

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up in her heats later today, but we

can tell you she has been on the ice

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this morning.

She spent a full hour

on the skates, and she still has a

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bit of time to make her mind up, her

hit not taking place until this

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evening, just after ten o'clock in

the morning at home. We are

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expecting an announcement from Team

GB might soon. We will bring you any

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news once we get it. But there is

still loads more to come here at the

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Winter Olympics as we go into day 11

and here is what is coming up over

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the next few hours. Team Muirhead

are on the ice in their penultimate

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game of the round robin stages

against Japan, one of their rivals

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for a semifinal place. Rowan

Cheshire completes her incredible

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comeback from injury, she goes in

the women's ski halfpipe final. We

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will see the conclusion of the ice

dance competition, where Tessa

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Virtue and Scott Moir are going for

a second Olympic title in this

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event. And we will be live at the

ice hockey, Slovenia and Norway

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competing for the right to play the

Olympic Athletes from Russia in the

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quarterfinals. If you were watching

over on BBC One, you will see that

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the match between Great Britain and

Japan had reached a crucial stage at

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the end of end four, so we're going

to head straight back there. Let's

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rejoin our commentary team of Jackie

Lockhart and Steve Cram.

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Well, while you were a way things

have approved for Great Britain. Eve

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Muirhead played a nice shot in after

Japan's third had not managed to

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improve the situation for them. And

indeed the skip has just played

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another shot trying to take out two

stones near the bottom edit this has

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improved things definitely. A bit of

pressure now being applied by Eve

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Muirhead. Great Britain lying two.

Although Japan have to hammer... The

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point of this end, I guess, Jackie,

was either a steal or force one, so

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every opportunity?

Yeah, it was not

looking pretty at the beginning of

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the end, but some really nice shots

right and and Eve and the game has

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really changed, because Japan have

made a couple of mistakes. They had

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two chances to hit the Great Britain

stone out and they failed to do

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that, so at the moment we are lying

three shots.

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three shots. And she's going to have

to make a play on these two and I

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think just take her one if she hits

them correctly.

There's no way she

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can move that Blackstone, is there?

She's looking at it ambitiously,

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there is no way?

I definitely don't

think so, she's got to make a play

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on these two in the 4ft.

The cheers

are ringing around, just to remind

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you that there are two other matches

taking place here. Canada have

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picked up... They must have got a

steal. They've gone 3-2 ahead

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against China. Sorry, I tell a fib!

No, I'm not! It's been a long week

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and a half! Anyway, Canada lead that

13-2. USA playing Korea, this full

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house today hoping that Korea

women's team can continue in the way

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in which they've been playing so

far. They top the table. Great

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Britain and Japan, in this battle in

the middle of it Canada and

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the middle of it Canada and others

as well, and Great Britain have got

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Japan above them but a win for Great

Britain would turn the tables. So,

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all to play for here. Top four only,

of course, go into the semifinals.

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If they are tied, we have

tie-breaks, which are on Thursday.

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Thursday morning here, it will be

Wednesday midnight at home. Now, how

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is this...? Oh! Now, stayed, stay,

stay! That might be a steal! Great

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Britain is steel won by about an

inch. Did not quite work out at all

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for Japan. So, after a couple of

errors, Great Britain forcing the

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steal. And it's all tied up, much

better scoreboard from a British

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perspective. And now, instead of

looking at a deficit towards

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halfway, Japan still have the

hammer, but it might have been a

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difficult deficit to turn around,

but they have tied this up and as we

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enter the fifth end, a bit more

confidence for the British women.

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Yeah, Anna Sloan played a really,

really nice stone, right in find a

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lot of mess out front, onto the 4ft,

and that really set up that end to

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create that steal attrition followed

by a couple of errors from Japan,

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but that's a great end there.

Great

jacket, too.

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jacket, too. Can't miss him in the

crowd!

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crowd! Well, they're watching the

match which is taking place next to

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this rate Britain-Japan match.

Korea-USA.

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Korea-USA. There are not many empty

seats, a few people standing on the

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back walls, a lot of people walking

around between ends as well, so I

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think probably if everyone sat in

their seats, I'm not quite sure

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there's enough seats!

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STEVE CRAM: Right, I think now this

is the point at which Eve, Anna,

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Vicki and Lauren really need to pull

together. They've got themselves

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back in this. Difficult start,

giving up three at the second end.

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They've managed to level this up.

And now, what that means as well as,

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the hammer has switched I guess in

Britain's favour, we will have it in

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the sixth, eighth and the tenth.

If

the play goes according to plan,

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yeah.

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yeah. So, Yurika Yoshida just

overthrowing that there. Not getting

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it quite how they wanted it.

And

those little mistakes that crept

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into the shots from the Japanese

team in that previous end, that sits

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with them as well.

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with them as well. Lauren Gray, just

watching this one intently. We've

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got a good view of it as well. Just

a little roll would be good as pass

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might get that... Just rolls over

half a stone more than she would

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have liked, but not a bad shot.

Yeah, from the other end, Yurika

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Yoshida can see that just picking

out the other side, so choosing to

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play the clockwise rotation to this.

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STEVE CRAM: I think it was Suzuki

who sent one through in the previous

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end, was it? I'm just trying to

think, a series of poor shots at the

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everybody on your team is making big

shots, it always seems like it

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becomes infectious as well.

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JACKIE LOCKHART: So, Vicki Adams

playing just to freeze on top of

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that yellow.

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that yellow. Vicki's mum not here,

actually, this week but she's at

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home, finding this all very

difficult to watch as a parent! Hope

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you're doing OK there, Kate. That is

a nice stone, it's tee-high.

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Yeah, good effort there. The

Japanese team here playing strange

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tactics for me. They've got the

hammer, but snap quite happy to

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leave that centre guard on, in most

cases you would be saying, clear

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that up.

Yeah, I thought at first

she was half suggesting to get rid

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of that centre guard, but...

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of that centre guard, but... Just

hatches that red and just moves

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across. Still in the 8ft.

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Korea pulled one back against the

USA, it's 3-2, Mr chance to pick up

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if.

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if. -- to pick up two. If the USA

were to win that one, that puts them

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on five and three as well.

Yeah, we

could end up having a real bunfight

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in the middle of the pack here.

USA's last matches against Sweden.

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So, the girls really need to bring

this right up on top. Try and pull

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it as far as they can... And that's

a lovely shot from Vicki.

Yeah, a

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couple of good shots from Vicki.

Just trying to set this up again,

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make it hard for Japan to get there

two.

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You can see again, she's just trying

to... She's looking for a hit and

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roll across?

Axe line just to come

onto the red.

She's just going to

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sit on the red?

Yeah. Just create

some movement and sham space. But

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she's really playing a strange game

here.

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These stones when they deliver them

really look like they're high, but

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they've got a lot of curl at the

end.

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PLAYER: It's either that or we just

pick it.

That was actually my first

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call...

STEVE CRAM: Anna Sloan just wanting

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to pick that, it will disappear

between the red and the yellow at

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the back with a bit of luck, if she

catches it right. Showing a bit of

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confidence from Anna Sloan as well.

This looks pretty good. Lycett shot.

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That was a nice throw.

Yeah, and is

warming to the task.

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You can just see the thought

process, not so straightforward for

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Fujisawa now, starting to look at

that guard. Maybe even trying to run

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it back onto the other red. She's

fancying a little hit and flop over.

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She is changing her mind again.

Unfortunately for Japan, the red

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stone at the front is causing a bit

of bother at the moment. They can't

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see the right angles for getting the

double. They will just have to try

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and play a control play and flopped

in behind.

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That was the original call from the

skip.

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A little straight, maybe. Just Mrs

that back Stone so it is still out

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there for Eve Muirhead now to ask

Anna Sloan to play a similar or

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better shot than that one. Yoshida

not able to hit and roll in. Just a

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width or more. After that nice to

pick with that last stone, Anna

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Sloan, hoping she can follow that up

with another good shot. It looks a

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little better if it holds its line.

Looking for the role if they can get

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it.

Oh, what a good shot. That is a

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cracker from Anna Sloan, two

wonderful shots, she played a nice

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setup in the previous end as well.

Eventually we are going to see Japan

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clear that front. She was to drive

it onto the red at the bottom or

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catch the red in the wing. The one

that has caused the problems, she

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left it there, she played an unusual

strategy the first stones thrown.

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This might go between them. It did.

Right between them. We have got The

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Great Beauty is time. Watching that,

you could see where she was going to

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hit it, it was tight. If you want to

play that, it is difficult to get it

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to squeeze between those two reds,

but there was enough of a gap. We

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are left with two reds sitting shot,

two skips left to play.

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Even just wants to replace that

guard anywhere in the centre is

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good.

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In the last two Benz, we have seen

them keep the pressure on -- ends.

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Saying to Vicki, it is going to

overcome.

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Yes, if it goes right across the

other side. They want to stop it

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half and Hough.

About there. --

half. That is frustrating.

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Just frustrating. You might be

thinking that is OK. We can see from

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this end she has a good view of

this.

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Even forcing one here would be a

good result.

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Looking at Fujisawa, 56%, she hasn't

been going that well, mind you, Eve

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Muirhead, 61%. That draw wasn't the

best. You can see the stats, but it

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only tells you half the story

because if you make the right shop

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at the right time...

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Just hoping to get a little roll the

cross. That is a nice stone. I

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thought they had lost it, over sweat

it, then they left it.

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it, then they left it. -- swept.

That back stone will be a help to

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them now.

There are a couple of options. They

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were looking at tapping the yellow

through.

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through. But you have the danger of

tapping it right out.

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You don't want to leave a shot put

three, put it that way.

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They were looking at it, ignoring

it, putting a shot in the house.

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I think Ely is tempted, that yellow

will go past the red and catch the

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other red. And then you are just

giving up one.

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giving up one. Altadore which needs

-- really needs to be accurate.

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Had this been later in the game and

every shot counted, but we are early

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in the game. This is a good call. If

it doesn't work and you lose a big

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end.

If she catches this right and goes

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past the red onto the yellow at the

back, it has got a chance. Eve

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Muirhead has played a corker, a

great shot from Eve Muirhead. And

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now that means, smiles all round for

everybody, it means Japan will only

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be able to take one here.

A good selection of shot and great

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execution from the skip.

She was worried it would jam but it

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just caught the right side of it.

Again, that is another... It takes

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the wind out on the sales of Japan,

they thought maybe they had a chance

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of something good here. She had to

make sure of a one. She has to hold

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it.

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it. I was thinking, get your one

here. I was so excited about the

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other shot. We were thinking, what

is she doing? She is blanking the

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end. We have reached the halfway

point in this very important match

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for GB. After a tussle, it is all

tied.

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EILIDH: And falling staff at the

Curling Centre, we will be right

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back after the mid-game

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Imagine spending years of your life

dedicating yourself to training

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comic eating, living right, then

seeing some success at the Junior

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World Championships in the year

before the Games, only to be told

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five months before boarding the

plane to Pyeongchang that your

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funding is being cut completely.

Something Mica McNeill and make or

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have had to overcome just to be

here. -- Mica Moore.

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All of the hard use your work

thinking this is an Olympic Games,

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we want to be in the best shape

possible, then it gets stopped.

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It was heartbreaking.

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It was heartbreaking.

BBC sport

understands a British bobsleigh is

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set to withdraw five months before

the Winter Olympics. Mica McNeill

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says she is gutted and shot to be

told there was no money left to fund

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her team because of an overspend.

It was my career, it was as low as

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you can get. You have worked hard.

It is crushed. You don't know if you

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can turn around from that.

Athletes don't just give up. We

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really have to be positive and there

has to be something we can do. We

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just had to try.

Obviously, learning that we weren't

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going to get our funding for the

winter was difficult but I think

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that we instantly came together with

a plan that we could move forwards

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because the season was coming around

very quickly. We did that very well.

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A lot of hard work into it.

I honestly didn't know if it was

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going to work. I thought we might

get a terrible response, a lot of

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criticism for setting it up. We set

it up and it started rolling. I

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think it was day six we hit 28

grand. It was so emotional. I was

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shopping one day with my mum, she

said, what are you doing? I started

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crying because it was so

overwhelming.

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Bobsleigh is such a small sport, you

don't think people are watching all

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looking out for your results. To

learn that people were willing to

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support us and help us on our

journey was amazing.

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We want to say thank you for your

contribution to our campaign.

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We have had a good few days back on

the and we are excited about our

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season.

We can't thank people enough. Some

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people would put money in there and

not don't actually how much it means

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to our team.

At any major championships anything

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can happen. It is whoever performs

on the day. What we have been

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working towards is getting that

consistency and making sure we can

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perform on the day.

The Olympics is every athletes's

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dream. It is the highest level that

you can compete at. It would mean,

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just to get there, it is so special

and to be competing for a medal is

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absolutely incredible.

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A great story of never giving up on

your dreams and it shows what it

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means to where the Olympic rings.

Mica McNeill has warned before at

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junior level, Solver at the youth

Olympics, alongside Jazmin Sawyers,

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long jumper.

They have looked pretty good in

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training at Pyeongchang. They aren't

expected to medal but sometimes when

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fuelled by determination anything

can happen. We will see them in,

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edition for the first time today,

their first two runs out at 11:50am.

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Let us head back to the curling

where it is very tight between GB

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and Japan, a must win game for Eve

Muirhead if they are to have their

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destiny in their own hands ahead of

the semifinal stages. Just the top

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four go through. Their penultimate

game. Back to Jackie Lockhart and

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Steve

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All hanging in the balance. In match

with Great Britain have got

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themselves back into after a tricky

start. They are playing better than

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they were. 3-3. The Japanese three

all coming in the second end.

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all coming in the second end. Eve

Muirhead thinking a bit shocked, the

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Japanese ASCAP decided to blank the

end. -- Eve Muirhead with a great

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shot. The Japanese skipper decided

to blank the end.

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The task again is to try to limit

the scoring. Big cheers go up, Korea

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are playing USA and I can tell you

there has been a significant score

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in the match between China and

Canada, China picked up three in the

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fifth end. They are leading Canada

5-3. That would be a match in which

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it China would win, that would help

GB, if Korea were to beat USA, that

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would help Great Britain.

Lots of permutations still

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available. The first step went right

to the back on the centre line. --

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first stone.

What we have seen is Japan making

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some really terrible errors and

allowing us to keep in this game. We

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have showed real resilience to stay

in the game.

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What you need to do, once you have

stayed in the game, to take control

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of it.

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The Japanese front end have been

setting up Fujisawa to finish off

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the end, and she just hasn't been

doing that. Eve has been playing

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really well in the latter stages,

when she has two, so kick if we can

0:30:380:30:44

break the concentration of the

Japanese team here and pull ahead.

0:30:440:30:51

Japanese team here and pull ahead.

A

big roar going up and I will update

0:30:520:30:55

you with what is happening in the

other match. A nice stone there from

0:30:550:30:59

Yurika Yoshida. Well, Dave picked up

four, Korea.

It's all very noisy in

0:30:590:31:09

the stadium!

These Korean women are

taking this competition by the

0:31:090:31:15

scruff of the neck, they are playing

exceptionally well.

0:31:150:31:22

exceptionally well. And they've just

taken a 6-43 lead at the halfway

0:31:220:31:26

point in their match with the USA.

--

0:31:260:31:38

-- a 6-3 lead. A double takeout

there from Vicki.

The little pocket

0:31:380:31:50

rocket, as I've named her!

Just

looking at the stats of the teams,

0:31:500:31:58

nobody's doing particularly well,

but in the Japanese team, you've got

0:31:580:32:02

the lead, Yurika Yoshida, playing

94%, the other one playing 75%, then

0:32:020:32:10

68% and then 65%.

And that really

relates to what I said. The Japanese

0:32:100:32:17

team are setting themselves up but

they're just not finishing it off.

0:32:170:32:20

And if we could capitalise on that,

then all credit to us.

And another

0:32:200:32:26

mistake there. That one going all

the way through.

0:32:260:32:30

JACKIE LOCKHART: So, a real chance

for us now machine we don't have the

0:32:300:32:35

hammer, to come around that guard.

STEVE CRAM: There is a buzz here in

0:32:350:32:45

the stadium and they have all come

to see the Korean team win, but

0:32:450:32:49

they're watching these other matches

as well. Right Britain against

0:32:490:32:51

Japan. China versus Canada. All of

the games at this stage of the

0:32:510:32:57

competition are a vital. Just

watching this one come in, a little

0:32:570:33:03

bit more would be useful... Just

getting half covered.

Yep, it's just

0:33:030:33:14

finish to in the teal part of the

rings there! That was a good sweep!

0:33:140:33:28

Are Japan now going to play the

sensible game and clear the guard,

0:33:290:33:35

which they didn't do in the last

end?

0:33:350:33:43

Yumi Suzuki is having a pretty good

game in terms of stats, she hasn't

0:33:480:33:53

had to do too much, though. Well,

she sticks one. One has gone but the

0:33:530:33:58

otherwise has stayed in the house.

Still got those two out front as

0:33:580:34:02

well, one is their own.

0:34:020:34:08

well, one is their own.

So, Eve

happy to leave a red at the top of

0:34:110:34:16

the house as a guard. She's going to

come in the other side that she will

0:34:160:34:19

want to sit tee-high if possible.

It

is a nice gap to come through. Anna

0:34:190:34:28

Sloan has played a couple of great

shots the last couple of events. --

0:34:280:34:36

the last couple of ends. How close

is that going to get to the guard?

0:34:360:34:39

It looks as though it is heading

that way...

Are we passed the

0:34:390:34:45

guards? I don't think we are... Keep

it coming, they just need to

0:34:450:34:51

catch...

Keep going!

That's OK

because it has closed up about side.

0:34:510:34:59

It may well be useful. It is in a

tricky place, just making it

0:34:590:35:07

difficult for Japan to come in. So,

which one is she going to move, this

0:35:070:35:14

one here...?

She's going to go for

the shot she sees, but I still think

0:35:140:35:21

the yellow at the front is going to

cause her trouble and she

0:35:210:35:25

potentially should be utilising her

high centre guard but she doesn't

0:35:250:35:30

want into the pack, but she's just

going to ignore it and hit the one

0:35:300:35:34

in the house.

Like you said it

almost seems like a waste of a stone

0:35:340:35:38

in the sense that she could get rid

of maybe two instead of one. It

0:35:380:35:43

might not have come off but at least

could have attempted it and at the

0:35:430:35:47

very worst she would have got rid of

that front guard. That's not a bad

0:35:470:35:52

result tassles just coming across

onto this right-hand side.

0:35:520:36:03

onto this right-hand side. This is

the open side that Eve Muirhead

0:36:030:36:05

wants to come in on now, with Anna

Sloan.

So, still another great

0:36:050:36:13

opportunity here for us to get one

in. Top of the red would be really

0:36:130:36:17

good.

0:36:170:36:18

Anna thinks it is heavy. Asking them

to lay off sweeping, not going to

0:36:230:36:30

need any help... Doesn't look that

heavy, does it?

No, it doesn't!

0:36:300:36:35

Could be perfect, actually!

They

need to work this, try and get it in

0:36:350:36:42

as much as they can and get it

tucked in as well. Almost into the

0:36:420:36:48

4ft. I don't know what's going to

thought she had laid out there but

0:36:480:36:51

it was a nice stone! A little smile

from Anna.

0:36:510:36:58

from Anna. Sloan the stone! Let's

start giving them nicknames! Like

0:36:590:37:07

when you play Phil The Power Taylor!

I've already got Vicki the pocket

0:37:070:37:16

rocket! I'll go with that!

0:37:160:37:22

So, Chinami Yoshida has been

struggling a little bit.

0:37:260:37:35

struggling a little bit. Well, it

clears things up a little bit out

0:37:370:37:39

front. So, she will be pleased with

that shot. Just for one minute

0:37:390:37:46

thought she might have caught that a

little skinny, but does the job.

0:37:460:37:54

little skinny, but does the job.

I

think we are sitting two reds at the

0:37:540:37:58

moment.

We are.

The Japanese skip is

having a look herself. So, just a

0:37:580:38:07

guard here from Eve. Centreline

would be OK.

So, it's fast becoming

0:38:070:38:19

a battle of the skips. It often is,

but given that there has been quite

0:38:190:38:25

open situations, when the two skips

come to the hack, and Eve Muirhead,

0:38:250:38:31

after a slightly wobbly start...

Starting to find her accuracy. Now,

0:38:310:38:42

just wants to get this right on the

centreline if she can.

Got to sweep

0:38:420:38:46

it now... Got to take it a little

bit further if they can... We might

0:38:460:38:52

actually have just given a glimpse

therefore the yellow to be pushed

0:38:520:38:58

onto the red.

0:38:580:39:06

onto the red. She did say she wanted

to split the line, but I think

0:39:070:39:12

probably closer, so it's more

difficult for Japan. We have left I

0:39:120:39:16

think all of that yellow visible. It

has to be hit properly, fully on the

0:39:160:39:23

nose, to... Yeah, we can see the

angle better from that camera angle.

0:39:230:39:29

But if she had sit fully on the

nose, it won't be shot. Unless if

0:39:290:39:36

she does hit it and it takes the

British stone at the back out as

0:39:360:39:40

well.

0:39:400:39:45

well. I think she was just looking

to catch it slightly off centre.

0:39:450:39:53

Well, Dave stayed off this

completely.

Yeah, don't want to lose

0:40:000:40:03

their shooter.

Well, that's another

mistake there from the Japanese

0:40:030:40:09

skip.

0:40:090:40:15

skip. They're just about lying

second shot there. At that British

0:40:150:40:21

stone is still there, Eve Muirhead

with one to play. She must be

0:40:210:40:27

getting a little frustrated with

herself. I thought she was going to

0:40:270:40:32

play that with a bit more weight.

Even at that weight I'm not sure it

0:40:320:40:43

would have moved.

I think if she had

made a fuller connection with the

0:40:430:40:48

yellow she might have got a bit of

momentum, but when you just catch

0:40:480:40:54

the edge, you don't get that

momentum running through the stone.

0:40:540:40:58

Talking about momentum, there has

been a bit of a shift towards Great

0:41:120:41:14

Britain in this match - it is still

tied up, but the last three ends, it

0:41:140:41:18

has been Britain who have been in

the driving seat. So, Eve Muirhead

0:41:180:41:21

just wants to come in on the top of

the 4ft here, on the other side.

0:41:210:41:24

Yeah, if we can get both of these

level, then it is a really difficult

0:41:240:41:30

shot for Japan.

0:41:300:41:39

shot for Japan. So, we really wanted

to be level, but we've come just in

0:41:390:41:43

behind it, so there is an

opportunity for Japan to hit that

0:41:430:41:46

and remove both of them.

The only

thing I would say is, the red stone

0:41:460:41:50

at the back is lying ahead of the

other two yellows.

Yes, it is.

My

0:41:500:42:00

head hurts! It is lying third shot!

Anyway it is ahead of the two

0:42:000:42:07

yellows, it is closer! I think what

Eve has got to keep doing here, as

0:42:070:42:17

we've seen the Japanese skip is

struggling, and Eve just has to keep

0:42:170:42:22

asking the questions, keep saying to

Fujisawa, come and make the shot.

0:42:220:42:30

Keep the pressure on.

Again, if she

doesn't get this right, then the

0:42:300:42:37

British stone is going to stay,

we'll get the steal.

There is a high

0:42:370:42:44

red card out there, got to get past

the guard... Is she passed the

0:42:440:42:49

guard...?

It might just get by. But

not enough, we could be two here.

0:42:490:42:56

Even...

Three?

Did Anna just move

that stone?

It went out of the

0:42:560:43:06

house.

That's going to be three,

then. This could be a huge

0:43:060:43:08

turnaround for Great Britain. Eve

Muirhead set that up and I think

0:43:080:43:13

Anna Sloan set it up as well, some

nice play from the whole team, Vicki

0:43:130:43:18

Adams played a couple of nice shots

early in that end. So, all of a

0:43:180:43:23

sudden, a complete change around in

this match. Japan have not managed

0:43:230:43:27

to score since the second end and

from being 3-1 down, Great Britain

0:43:270:43:35

now, after six pence, lead 6-3. And

the skip for Japan is having a bit

0:43:350:43:46

of a shocker.

Number she's certainly

not stepping up to the mark today,

0:43:460:43:50

that's for sure. And you're right,

we've been putting the pressure on

0:43:500:43:58

constantly, and she just hasn't been

answering the question. A really

0:43:580:44:04

great end from Great Britain, and

that will have boosted their

0:44:040:44:07

confidence into the last four ends

that we've got to play.

They won't

0:44:070:44:12

be looking elsewhere at all because

they have got to concentrate on

0:44:120:44:16

this, but I will keep you up to

date. And there have only picked up

0:44:160:44:20

one when they had the hammer in the

sixth end, so China still leader

0:44:200:44:25

that one. USA, after Korea took four

in the fifth, they're 6-3 down

0:44:250:44:36

against Korea. So far, so good.

0:44:360:44:47

It has gone a little bit quiet

amongst the Japanese contingent.

0:44:530:44:59

There were a lot of smiles and good

chatter and communication earlier

0:44:590:45:02

on. Inevitably, they must be

feeling... Well, I would think the

0:45:020:45:09

first two must be thinking, we

haven't done anything wrong here, or

0:45:090:45:12

not much one. You win together and

you lose together.

0:45:120:45:19

you lose together.

Yeah, the

Japanese team were setting

0:45:190:45:21

themselves up really well in the

first half of this game. And there's

0:45:210:45:26

nothing you can do if your skip is

not having a good game, you've just

0:45:260:45:31

got to keep persevering and hope

that she comes good. And really that

0:45:310:45:34

was the only difference at the

beginning of the game, and we were

0:45:340:45:37

holding ourselves in there. But that

sixth end there was really well

0:45:370:45:42

played.

0:45:420:45:47

played. Japan, giving us the option,

by leaving their centre guards on,

0:45:470:45:56

that's really strange, they did that

in the fifth and sixth as well, and

0:45:560:46:01

for me, strategically is now playing

the wrong game.

That's what happens

0:46:010:46:04

under pressure, you're not thinking

straight.

0:46:040:46:10

straight. Although they were

leading, after about the third end,

0:46:100:46:15

it was almost as if... They were not

being defensive but we were in the

0:46:150:46:19

driving seat and they were getting

drawn into what Great Britain was

0:46:190:46:23

trying to do, and they were not

thinking straight, not making the

0:46:230:46:26

simple decisions. I still think,

when your skip is starting to

0:46:260:46:35

struggle, and more often than not it

is the skip who has got to make the

0:46:350:46:38

shot decisions as well, then your

team is going to struggle. Still

0:46:380:46:44

time for Japan to turn this around,

though, this is the seventh end. The

0:46:440:46:49

good news again, if you're just

getting up this morning to this

0:46:490:46:53

crucial match between Great Britain

and Japan, it has all been turned

0:46:530:46:56

around, it's going well, and Great

Britain will have the hammer... I've

0:46:560:47:01

been saying who is going to have the

hammer in which end but it just

0:47:010:47:06

hasn't worked out that way. But at

the moment it would be the eighth

0:47:060:47:10

and the tenth, which would be good.

0:47:100:47:16

Always the danger, watching the men

this morning when they took a big

0:47:430:47:46

lead, they then increased it. Just

keep the pressure on. If the job is

0:47:460:47:52

not done here by any stretch of the

imagination, they have the play as

0:47:520:47:57

if it was still 3-3. You have two

manage the scoreboard. In terms of

0:47:570:48:03

intensity, concentration,...

A little harder for Japan to hide

0:48:030:48:14

behind that high yellow god, just

edging it out. As a result we can

0:48:140:48:19

see it clearly and she will want to

remove this.

0:48:190:48:22

Vicki played a couple of really good

shots in the previous end.

0:48:290:48:40

That is OK.

A decent position.

Unfortunately it has come behind the

0:48:400:48:47

team line, and opportunity for Japan

to sit on it. I think they would

0:48:470:48:52

have liked to have kept it further

across the sheet -- T-line.

0:48:520:49:08

Yumi Suzuki here. It is looking all

right. Getting it as far as they

0:49:200:49:30

can.

Not quite getting there, not bad

0:49:300:49:32

attempt.

Still just missing their shots a

0:49:320:49:38

little bit. When it comes to the

skip, there's little Mrs mean so

0:49:380:49:42

much more.

0:49:420:49:48

much more. -- misses. Eve Muirhead

has her arm out, it looks wide on

0:49:480:49:56

that side.

0:49:560:50:06

They still have two breads lined up,

pushing the yellow outcome still

0:50:070:50:11

lying shot, not quite the result Eve

was after. Nevertheless, not too

0:50:110:50:17

much damage.

One of the things that people maybe

0:50:170:50:24

don't realise, Eve Muirhead, her

standing in the sport is very high.

0:50:240:50:33

There is a lot of respect for her

abilities as skip internationally.

0:50:330:50:38

When other skips come up against Eve

when she is starting to play well,

0:50:380:50:42

that must have a bearing on how they

play. When it comes down to the last

0:50:420:50:48

three ends, they note Eve Muirhead

has the ability if she is playing

0:50:480:50:52

well to make the big shots and the

right decisions.

0:50:520:50:57

Playing against a skip with her

credibility, it can be a point or

0:50:570:51:02

two on the board before you have

started because the position may be

0:51:020:51:06

scared of who they are playing.

-- the opposition. Almost there, not

0:51:060:51:14

quite getting right on top of that

red, let us see what Eve is

0:51:140:51:19

suggesting.

We are hearing a lot of the other

0:51:190:51:27

players, you don't need a microphone

on hand!

0:51:270:51:39

Anna Sloan's voice is telling the

whole crowd.

0:51:390:51:44

I don't occasionally be odd word

slips in that shouldn't do, it is

0:51:440:51:51

from the players. They all have

microphones. If they do show their

0:51:510:51:55

frustration in a way they shouldn't,

there is usually a word from the

0:51:550:52:00

umpire at some point.

It is not us!

Hopefully we have a

0:52:000:52:05

good crowd watching at home this

morning.

0:52:050:52:08

If you are getting up for work, hang

in there. If this match goes on for

0:52:110:52:18

an extra round it will go on the

longer.

0:52:180:52:21

That could be quite good. A nice

shot. But we don't want you to be

0:52:210:52:29

late getting into work or score.

It is score holidays. If there are

0:52:290:52:35

any young kids watching if they are

rock...

0:52:350:52:39

Did you ever get up this early on

your score holidays?

If they are up.

0:52:390:52:46

I did. And they will be up to watch

the curling. And if mum and dad want

0:52:460:52:50

to take you to the curling, please

go to the Internet and look at the

0:52:500:52:58

try curling website, and find a

curling rink close to you. Take your

0:52:580:53:06

kids along or even yourself to have

a go. And the BBC inspired website,

0:53:060:53:18

for ideas on how to keep yourself

fit.

0:53:180:53:22

A nice shot, she is controlling

that.

0:53:220:53:26

It is still sitting out there, she

got a little nick from the first

0:53:260:53:32

red, trying to get inside. If she

had just got past that and pushed

0:53:320:53:38

that redback and gone in a little

bit, it would be much better for

0:53:380:53:42

her.

We either have to take that hit on

0:53:420:53:49

the nose rather than avoiding it,

which is a good call. On the topic

0:53:490:53:55

of spreading the love for curling,

the World Junior Championships will

0:53:550:54:00

be taking place in Aberdeen, from

3-10 March. Any youngsters or

0:54:000:54:06

parents who want to watch shone

Julia Carling, for McCutcheon watch

0:54:060:54:14

some junior curling. I will be

perfectly to watch and support the

0:54:140:54:22

Scottish teams playing in that. A

great opportunity to see some of

0:54:220:54:26

these elite athletes playing at the

top of their sport.

0:54:260:54:32

We have many world junior champions,

former world junior champion is here

0:54:320:54:37

taking part in the Olympics. So you

might be -- you might see future

0:54:370:54:42

medallists.

Eve was a five times

junior world champion. All of these

0:54:420:54:49

kids with huge omission to be the

best and get to the Olympics games

0:54:490:54:56

and win a medal.

0:54:560:55:03

and win a medal.

I am being told

those World Junior Championships you

0:55:030:55:07

can see on the BBC sport website.

That is fantastic. If you are in the

0:55:070:55:13

crowd, we will spot you there.

0:55:130:55:19

crowd, we will spot you there. That

is good news, coverage of curling,

0:55:200:55:24

every Olympics, everybody gets

excited about it, and good to see

0:55:240:55:34

the junior World Championships. The

next Winter Olympic Games in

0:55:340:55:38

Beijing. The World Championships are

held every year. Usually in March.

0:55:380:55:48

March- April.

0:55:480:55:58

March- April. The Olympic curling,

edition... Actually, let us talk

0:55:580:56:04

about that later. This is important.

Fujisawa facing these three British

0:56:040:56:11

stones, Eve Muirhead has played

well. One more stone to go. Tried to

0:56:110:56:16

get two. She has done well.

Eve

might have the chance to run that

0:56:160:56:25

fact.

Both on the same side, if Eve can

0:56:250:56:28

lift these than the two yellows, we

can put the pressure back on again.

0:56:280:56:34

Remind me to come back to that. It

is not a hard question, just

0:56:340:56:41

curious.

Eve Muirhead has played some smart

0:56:410:56:49

shots in the last three, and Buffer

ends, attempting to remove both

0:56:490:56:56

these yellows, if she can get these

right -- the last three or four

0:56:560:57:07

ends.

0:57:070:57:14

Well, sadly, it just didn't move

that yellow stone enough to be lying

0:57:150:57:19

to move beyond the two British

rates. A chance for Japan -- reds.

0:57:190:57:29

That was close. This will put Japan

) in it. With a one shot lead, three

0:57:290:57:35

to go. She has got to be accurate.

She has to be careful. She wants to

0:57:350:57:47

roll in. If she over Carlos, she

could jam it back onto her own

0:57:470:57:54

yellow.

Fujisawa, needing to find a good

0:57:540:57:58

shot. She has not been playing well

at all.

0:57:580:58:05

at all. They are not touching this

at all. They are trying to hold it

0:58:050:58:10

now. Where is that going? It might

just hang on. It will. Japan get

0:58:100:58:18

their two and we now have a match

which is much closer. It looked as

0:58:180:58:23

if that Britain might limit them to

one, Eve Muirhead couldn't quite get

0:58:230:58:28

the double take out, just missing

the back stone, didn't quite catch

0:58:280:58:33

enough of it. After seven ends, one

shot in it. Great Britain will have

0:58:330:58:39

the hammer in the eighth and the

tenth.

0:58:390:58:45

Your question? At the Olympic Games,

everyone is getting interested in

0:58:450:58:51

curling, men and women together, the

World Championships, you always have

0:58:510:58:56

in separate venues. Wouldn't it be

more interesting from a television

0:58:560:59:00

perspective Round The World Yacht

Race to have the World Championships

0:59:000:59:04

with the men and women playing

together.

0:59:040:59:07

That is how it should be. But the

sponsors... The last time I

0:59:070:59:14

played... I won't mention any names

of sponsors, the last time I played

0:59:140:59:19

in the World Championships in 2004,

that was the last time men and women

0:59:190:59:23

play together. It makes it difficult

for the coaches, the ice people,

0:59:230:59:30

support staff. You have senior and

mixed doubles men and women, a lot

0:59:300:59:40

of events. It has been done to

create sponsors taking individual

0:59:400:59:50

championships. They tried a

championship in Canada and Europe. I

0:59:500:59:55

liked it, it was better for the

audience to watch both. The world

0:59:551:00:01

Federation decided to keep it

separate.

1:00:011:00:04

Does that help? I was just curious

why you wouldn't put the two

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together.

Like everything in life, it comes

1:00:091:00:16

down to money.

It makes it more attractive to

1:00:161:00:24

television around the world to have

them together which would help with

1:00:241:00:27

sponsorship. Anyway, it was a

question well answered!

1:00:271:00:37

We've still got a real match on

here, three ends to go. They will be

1:00:391:00:45

looking to restore their lead of

three with eight good end here.

1:00:451:00:52

Lauren Gray, the lead, just outing

that stone on the left-hand side of

1:00:521:00:58

the house as they look at it. You

can see the comparison between the

1:00:581:01:04

two leads the younger of the Yoshida

sisters has played well, so has

1:01:041:01:09

Lauren Gray. It has been at the

other end of the Japanese team,

1:01:091:01:14

really, that things have been a bit

of a struggle. Although they managed

1:01:141:01:17

to get the two in that previous end.

1:01:171:01:24

So, long guard put out there. Quick

update, elsewhere, Korea still

1:01:301:01:42

leading 6-4 over the USA. China

blanked the seventh end and have

1:01:421:01:49

taken the hammer into the eighth.

They still lead 5-4 over Canada.

1:01:491:01:56

Canada having picked one up in the

sixth.

That is a little error there.

1:01:561:02:07

She must have under thrown that and

we have tapped the yellow in.

1:02:071:02:18

Still got plenty of people in

watching this, a really good

1:02:351:02:38

atmosphere. USA fans chanting,

Korean fans responding.

1:02:381:02:48

Korean fans responding. And Canada

against China. So, a butler mistake

1:02:521:02:55

there from Lauren. Yumi Suzuki

trying to capitalise, coming all the

1:02:551:03:02

way round. That's a decent draw from

her.

1:03:021:03:11

her. I love it how they go, nicer!

So, this is where we see the

1:03:111:03:16

different game play wheel

previously, Japan would have ignored

1:03:161:03:20

the centres, but Eve being well

educated in the strategy of the

1:03:201:03:27

game, quite happy to clear up the

front here. Great Britain have got

1:03:271:03:30

the hammer.

1:03:301:03:32

That's worked out pretty well.

1:03:401:03:49

That's not so much of a danger,

particularly having cleaned things

1:03:491:03:53

out a little bit up front.

And it

has taken them all away from the 4ft

1:03:531:04:01

area, that red circle.

So, that's

improved matters. Important that we

1:04:011:04:08

get the two, or at least we keep

control of this match now, having

1:04:081:04:11

got ahead. Three ends left. Keep

scoring, and you win this. That's

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sat just about on the button.

Just

probably a foot too far, but we're

1:04:211:04:29

not going to worry about that,

because we're going to use some of

1:04:291:04:33

the reds out the front to come onto

it. The girls having to shout quite

1:04:331:04:41

loud to each other machine the

crowds are cheering on their local

1:04:411:04:44

Korean team.

Yeah, every time we

come to the conclusion of an end, as

1:04:441:04:51

we did just there, then there's a

bit of noise. Korea have picked up

1:04:511:04:58

one, so that's 7-4 now, so the crowd

are staying pretty happy. That Adams

1:04:581:05:03

just having to concentrate, lock all

of that out. -- Vicki Adams.

1:05:031:05:10

Nice shot. Took a yellow in the

house out as well.

It did. Well,

1:05:161:05:22

this is cleaning up quite nicely at

the moment. Fujisawa looking to

1:05:221:05:25

replace that. She has that shot on

the button, is deal to make it as

1:05:251:05:35

difficult as possible for Eve

Muirhead to get there. Still four

1:05:351:05:40

stones left.

1:05:401:05:45

Great Britain's men had a

comfortable victory over Norway this

1:05:551:05:59

morning, which set them up nicely,

as they've now won five matches. The

1:05:591:06:04

British women want to join them on

the same score, which would put them

1:06:041:06:07

in a good position in the table.

Their last match is against Canada.

1:06:071:06:10

Canada, of course, pregames medal

favourites, who have been struggling

1:06:101:06:16

in this round robin competition.

They're at three and three, but they

1:06:161:06:25

are trailing China at the moment,

although it is close. So, Great

1:06:251:06:30

Britain really want to win this one

against Japan. Although they won't

1:06:301:06:35

be too concerned looking elsewhere,

it would be very good for the

1:06:351:06:39

British cause if Korea were to beat

USA. And they're leading 7-4 at the

1:06:391:06:46

moment. And if China were to beat

Canada. So, let's listen to Eve

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here. They have asked for a

time-out.

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PLAYER: I just think we've got a

chance to move it from here...

1:06:571:07:04

chance to move it from here...

Would

that be an option...?

Can you get

1:07:041:07:09

both?

I think you're always leaving

one up here.

I'm just worried if we

1:07:091:07:17

go for that and miss it and they

come here.

If you miss that and they

1:07:171:07:21

go there... That's completely

different between the two shots.

Why

1:07:211:07:27

can't we just peel the tight one?

That's not bad.

Right now, half a

1:07:271:07:36

stone, that's my only...

We've got

to move it at one point. You want to

1:07:361:07:42

move it, who you're thinking half?

You don't think that's out there?

1:07:421:07:50

The only thing I'm thinking is, we

could move it and if we do that,

1:07:501:07:54

that's fine, too.

You're going to

choke up the draw, that's all.

I

1:07:541:08:00

just think we need to score here.

I

think if we go for...

If you're

1:08:001:08:07

going to go for it, try and get that

one.

We almost want them coming to

1:08:071:08:12

try to get a shot around that.

If

you do that what's she going to do?

1:08:121:08:16

I think she might come here.

STEVE CRAM: Well, they only had

1:08:161:08:24

three seconds left there when they

finally seemed to reach some sort of

1:08:241:08:28

conclusion! So, my latest new term -

choke off the draw!

1:08:281:08:35

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, we're

learning all the new terminology

1:08:351:08:41

from the Canadians! There is the

difference of bringing in a Canadian

1:08:411:08:47

into the strategy of it. The girls

thought they were going to peel off

1:08:471:08:51

the top guard but they didn't want

to because they thought it was too

1:08:511:08:54

long civil...

He has asked them to

do

1:08:541:09:02

do that, yeah. Well, there is still

that red out there, it is a long way

1:09:031:09:09

out. He is -- Eve is going to have

to be accurate.

I'm not sure that's

1:09:091:09:17

better.

But he was very concerned, I

think he's thinking Eve needs to be

1:09:171:09:25

able to draw for digital.

Yep, and

what was really difficult was, the

1:09:251:09:31

guards were all in a line down the

playing field, and it is really

1:09:311:09:35

difficult to get those two out

without staying yourselves, and

1:09:351:09:39

that's what we saw happen. The Great

Britain stone has stayed in front

1:09:391:09:44

and it is still acting as a centre

guard for Japan.

Still got three

1:09:441:09:48

stones left. This one is just about

going to get round, is it? Not

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quite. Still helping protect that

yellow. It's a long way down there,

1:09:531:09:57

though.

Yeah, they had to be much,

much closer to the house. This is a

1:09:571:10:05

slightly off macro angle, so it

should be much easier to lift both

1:10:051:10:08

of them, and roll yourself to open

up that 4ft.

1:10:081:10:18

So, Anna Sloan, trying to take both

of these are, her own and the

1:10:181:10:23

yellow.

Would have been nice if that

had hit that one as well! Didn't

1:10:231:10:29

quite go across, it's still sitting

out there. At least it's not right

1:10:291:10:32

on the centreline, gives them

something to work off as well. I

1:10:321:10:37

think she's just going to try and

replace the guard. So, this is when

1:10:371:10:43

the skips, we've said about

Fujisawa, her team really need her

1:10:431:10:48

to find her accuracy here. Because

she's been struggling all the way

1:10:481:10:57

through, and particularly...

1:10:571:11:02

through, and particularly... She's

running at 61% average across the

1:11:021:11:05

shots generally. So, Eve is just

coming to check ice that they take.

1:11:051:11:16

Standing right behind the brush

being held by Yoshida.

1:11:161:11:23

being held by Yoshida. So, Fujisawa

is trying to put a guard back in.

1:11:261:11:36

She just wants to stop on the

centreline.

1:11:471:11:54

centreline.

Write down the middle of

the sheet there. Not bothered about

1:11:541:11:58

being in the house.

That's better.

Well, it's 6-5. If you do get just

1:11:581:12:11

one, then a lead of two with two

ends left, not a bad position to be

1:12:111:12:17

in, you would normally take that,

particularly with having the hammer

1:12:171:12:19

in the final end.

1:12:191:12:25

in the final end. If they were to

blank the ninth, they would still be

1:12:251:12:28

needing their two.

So, Eve can't see

any of, she would have to play like

1:12:281:12:35

a back ring weight to come onto the

top of it and just tap it back. We

1:12:351:12:41

have to be careful that we get the

right line of the stone machine if

1:12:411:12:45

they tapped off it, then it is an

easy stone for Japan to remove.

So,

1:12:451:12:51

Eve Muirhead hoping to continue in

the way in which she's been playing.

1:12:511:12:56

This is going to be tight again...

It needs to be tight, but... Looking

1:12:561:13:03

all right, for line.

1:13:031:13:11

Please, shot.

Just taps it back six

inches, and it's still just above

1:13:111:13:22

the tee line. Is she going to try

and come in off the side?

1:13:221:13:33

and come in off the side? There was

a bit of acai there!

1:13:331:13:40

They haven't used a time out yet.

We

desperately won't want to lose a two

1:13:481:13:57

here, and we have given ourselves

every opportunity of picking up a

1:13:571:14:00

two in this end. The trouble is,

there's a red high out of the house,

1:14:001:14:08

and it's whether you can get enough.

Yeah, she can see enough of it.

1:14:081:14:15

Well, it is an ambitious looking

shot she's after again here. That's

1:14:151:14:22

where you need to hit it, right

there.

She can afford to be a little

1:14:221:14:29

on the inside, because she is going

to run... I don't know if there is a

1:14:291:14:33

hole in between the red and yellow,

but she might just catch one of them

1:14:331:14:37

and stay in that area.

1:14:371:14:45

and stay in that area.

Well, she's

got to be incredibly accurate here.

1:14:451:14:48

She's just trying to see where... I

think she was kind of hoping to play

1:14:481:14:52

one of those shots, the yellow comes

across, hits her yellow and rebounds

1:14:521:14:57

back into the red and pushes it back

of the button.

Yeah, because the red

1:14:571:15:04

and the yellow on the outside,

they're too flat. She's almost going

1:15:041:15:09

to have to use her own yellow here.

And she will hope to get a rebound,

1:15:091:15:16

she wants to catch that yellow which

is on the red in the 4ft and rebound

1:15:161:15:21

back into the red.

1:15:211:15:28

It is a big shot and it would be a

cracking shot if it comes off.

1:15:281:15:34

Satsuki Fujisawa trying to limit

Great Britain's opportunity to get

1:15:341:15:42

two. She needs plenty of weight with

this to get around the red in the

1:15:421:15:46

right way. It is tight.

Just catches it. Just catching the

1:15:461:15:53

guard.

That makes things a lot easier for

1:15:531:15:58

Eve Muirhead. All the way down that

was looking close.

She didn't have

1:15:581:16:09

to be as tight. She was wanting the

inside of her yellow to come off and

1:16:091:16:15

get a big enough load to get into

the centre of the house. An

1:16:151:16:19

opportunity for us to pick up two.

Eve Muirhead has forced the

1:16:191:16:27

situation herself, it is up to her

to make it work. That yellow is

1:16:271:16:33

close.

She doesn't want to chip her own

1:16:331:16:39

bread.

One is better than none. --

her own red.

This is really high at

1:16:391:16:49

the moment.

I would rather that than

the other way. She wants to bring it

1:16:491:16:53

in now. I am not sure it has got

enough on it. Not good enough. What

1:16:531:17:01

she was doing is airing on the side

of caution. Only getting one.

1:17:011:17:12

They will get the hammer in the

final end. At the moment, it is a

1:17:191:17:28

two shot lead.

1:17:281:17:36

two shot lead. Eight end completed.

Two to go. You can see Eve was

1:17:361:17:40

thinking, I do not want to move my

own red out of shot position, she

1:17:401:17:45

needed to be a little wider to run

through to the yellow on the back.

1:17:451:17:50

Not quite there on that occasion.

That previous stone she played was

1:17:501:17:54

good. A mistake again, another from

the Japanese skip leaves Great

1:17:541:18:02

Britain still in control.

Elsewhere, China have picked up one

1:18:021:18:06

in the eighth. All to play for. 6-4

in favour of China over Canada.

1:18:061:18:14

Canada have the hammer in the night.

Korea still in charge of their

1:18:141:18:19

match, over USI, 7-4 -- USA.

1:18:191:18:29

match, over USI, 7-4 -- USA. Good

morning everybody at home tuning in.

1:18:291:18:35

Tuning into a little bit more

curling, having your breakfast. And

1:18:351:18:42

watching these teams who have had a

good condition, Japan really have

1:18:421:18:46

surprised a lot of people to be in

contention. Their last two matches

1:18:461:18:53

against Great Britain and

Switzerland.

1:18:531:18:59

Switzerland. A good position coming

into this with five wins, but no

1:18:591:19:05

guarantee five wins and four bosses

would get them through. Great

1:19:051:19:10

Britain have to win this first

against Japan, then they face Canada

1:19:101:19:15

with their final match, with a

record of five and four, would see

1:19:151:19:25

you in the tie-break match. Six and

three and you will definitely be

1:19:251:19:28

through. Five and four may be good

enough to go through.

1:19:281:19:40

USA picked up two over Korea, that

is still in the balance. Didn't look

1:19:431:19:49

as if that was going to happen. 7-6,

career lead.

1:19:491:19:58

career lead. -- Korea. Japan with

the hammer.

1:19:591:20:07

the hammer. Those two stones coming

to rest side by side.

1:20:081:20:17

Yurika Yoshida, the younger sister,

two years younger.

1:20:171:20:28

Putting the two corner guards up.

1:20:281:20:34

A little short with that one.

1:20:351:20:41

After four stones played, then you

can remove the guards, they have

1:20:411:20:47

protected up to that point.

1:20:471:20:56

protected up to that point. Eve

Muirhead asking Vicki Adams to

1:20:561:20:59

remove this one.

I always think the last three ends,

1:20:591:21:12

that is when you see the good

players really come to the fore,

1:21:121:21:15

make their shots, the skips making

the right decision. Reading the

1:21:151:21:22

game, we the situation. Eve Muirhead

try to keep control of this.

1:21:221:21:34

Very much about managing the

pressure at this stage of the game.

1:21:341:21:45

Tactics here, Japan using these two

stones of Great Britain to sit in

1:21:451:21:50

front, make them hard to remove. A

corner will be the one that will

1:21:501:21:56

cause trouble. They need to get one

in behind. A little mistake or error

1:21:561:22:04

of judgment and Japan could have the

opportunity to create two.

1:22:041:22:10

They really want to hit this and

roll it out of the house.

1:22:101:22:14

Not the best position to be in, in

front of those stones. A little

1:22:191:22:24

mistake from Vicki.

1:22:241:22:32

Here are the permutations. Japan

will be hoping to get there another

1:22:331:22:38

two and tie it up, Great Britain

would have the hammer in the final

1:22:381:22:42

end and one would be enough to win.

Japan I don't think we'll be in a

1:22:421:22:50

situation where this end will end up

being blanked.

1:22:501:22:55

Anything other than a 22 for Japan

really is going to give Great

1:22:551:23:01

Britain a massive opportunity, even

if Japan were to steal, a little tap

1:23:011:23:09

back there, it wouldn't be enough to

win.

1:23:091:23:12

And obviously if Great Britain got a

steal here, that would be a good

1:23:121:23:17

position to be in. We would be three

ahead. All of that to be played out.

1:23:171:23:26

In these next few minutes.

When you think that the Great

1:23:261:23:32

Britain after five games had only

two wins and three buses -- losses,

1:23:321:23:39

and a win here would be a massive

confidence booster. So what is she

1:23:391:23:49

thinking here, Eve?

1:23:491:23:54

They would like to get rid of both

of these killers but it might jam on

1:23:581:24:02

the back.

1:24:021:24:09

No more time outs for Great Britain.

1:24:091:24:17

Japan still get to use theirs. You

saw Glen Howard looking on, he will

1:24:171:24:25

leave it up to them now.

Little signals are not allowed.

1:24:251:24:30

Definitely not allowed.

Not even

little hand signals.

1:24:301:24:38

We have umpires on the ace and they

will be checking, looking up for

1:24:381:24:43

guidance from the coaches. They are

only allowed a one minute time-out.

1:24:431:24:52

That is OK.

1:24:521:25:00

Not bad.

Not bad, she says.

There is an

1:25:001:25:09

opportunity to catch the red and tap

the yellow back and push the read a

1:25:091:25:13

little bit. She went on to put too

much weight on it -- Push the red.

1:25:131:25:22

-- she won't want to put too much

weight on it.

1:25:241:25:28

A little bit of tap dancing here

required!

1:25:281:25:34

Chinami Yoshida.

1:25:341:25:37

That was a very gentle tap. Was the

yellow a target?

1:25:511:25:58

The red is safe in there at the

minute. It is the way the angles are

1:25:581:26:02

sitting.

1:26:021:26:05

She is not going for that. The

decisions now, no time outs now, the

1:26:131:26:20

decisions have to be Eve's.

Eve just looking to take that centre

1:26:201:26:30

line again.

This is where her experience now

1:26:301:26:39

tells you, do you always forget she

has been to three Olympic Games and

1:26:391:26:45

multiple World Championships. These

guys are the current European

1:26:451:26:47

champions, of course.

1:26:471:26:53

champions, of course. Right on the

centre line. Just trying to protect

1:26:531:27:01

them.

Now, Japan wanting to shift them out

1:27:011:27:07

of there. To try and get a clear run

in, a clear look at what is going

1:27:071:27:13

on. They desperately need their two,

Japan.

1:27:131:27:18

Yoshida.

I think she has overthrown this.

1:27:261:27:33

She has jammed it on. Again, the

mistakes have been there. If you are

1:27:331:27:40

just tuning in, a difficult start

for Great Britain. They only picked

1:27:401:27:44

up one with the hammer in the first

end. Japan managed to pick up three

1:27:441:27:50

in the second end. 3-1 up at that

point. We clawed our way back into

1:27:501:27:55

it. Got it to 3-3 at the halfway

point. Great Britain answered with a

1:27:551:28:05

three, a steal of three. That lead

of 6-3. Since then, they had been

1:28:051:28:13

trading scores. It has been the

mistakes from Japan that Great

1:28:131:28:17

Britain have been able to capitalise

on to put them in this position.

1:28:171:28:23

We have to make sure to guard this

up. We don't want to leave that

1:28:231:28:29

yellow open and let Japan get to tap

it.

1:28:291:28:34

That might look a long way away but

from where we are sitting... It is

1:28:341:28:42

making the line into that yellow

very difficult indeed. With Great

1:28:421:28:46

Britain line shot here, the idea is

to try and force or get Japan... She

1:28:461:28:55

still thinks she can see that

through that tiny gap through there.

1:28:551:29:00

Enough to get a stone through but

this has got to be good. What she is

1:29:001:29:05

looking at here is kind of a turnout

across the centre line.

1:29:051:29:13

A clockwise rotation down the centre

line, turning towards the right. She

1:29:131:29:19

has a high red guard to manipulate,

a yellow in the house, this has got

1:29:191:29:24

to be a great shot.

Very difficult. She will try to

1:29:241:29:29

swing through this gap between the

two reds.

Is she there?

She captures

1:29:291:29:38

her own. Tapping it in but not

enough. Still an opportunity, Great

1:29:381:29:43

Britain still have shot. That was a

brave shot to take on. She almost

1:29:431:29:48

made it. Just that little neck. All

these things make a difference, it

1:29:481:29:54

alters the angle for the second

stone, just to them. She wasn't able

1:29:541:30:02

to move the British stone, just

glanced it. Great Britain still

1:30:021:30:05

lying shot.

We need to guard up. Soon she can't

1:30:051:30:13

get to the one.

1:30:131:30:16

PLAYER:

If she knows it is this

front red...

1:30:201:30:25

She is looking for the run back.

We

can't cover both options, either

1:30:251:30:31

choose to cover the run back and

leave her with the draw to the one

1:30:311:30:38

foot, 481. Kocher I would rather

that, because that is one, and you

1:30:381:30:46

have the hammer for the final end.

Eve Muirhead settling for safety

1:30:461:30:50

first here.

1:30:501:30:51

Don't line them up, don't line them

up!

1:31:101:31:17

Well, that's the option.

Just don't

know where the red at the top of the

1:31:171:31:26

house is going to go.

Would you just

not play the draw here?

If she gets

1:31:261:31:34

this right, she could actually have

two yellows in the house, but...

It

1:31:341:31:38

could go horribly wrong as well.

Here we go, then. You're going to

1:31:381:31:46

see some stones moving around here.

She haven't given that much weight,

1:31:461:31:49

though.

She's still trying the same

shot!

She can't see any of those

1:31:491:31:57

stones, Chouly?! That's going to

catch the red...

So, a steal of one

1:31:571:32:04

for Great Britain.

And that might

well be the match here for Great

1:32:041:32:07

Britain, with one more end to go. I

don't think she could see hardly any

1:32:071:32:14

of that yellow. She could see two or

three inches first-time and she

1:32:141:32:18

didn't make that. She could at least

have had a go to draw in for the

1:32:181:32:22

one. She didn't make it,

1:32:221:32:30

one. She didn't make it, so another

steal for Great Britain, things

1:32:301:32:32

looking good for Great Britain.

Well, that was smart from Eve

1:32:321:32:35

Muirhead.

1:32:351:32:41

Muirhead. There might have been the

opportunity for her to move those

1:32:411:32:44

stones around, the Rossi was there

but she didn't fancy it. She was

1:32:441:32:50

really going for that yellow do you

think?

I think she was going to chip

1:32:501:32:56

the red out.

But she had hardly any

weight to do that, either.

I know,

1:32:561:33:00

it was a big call.

1:33:001:33:06

it was a big call.

Well, Eve

Muirhead won't be complaining about

1:33:061:33:08

that. Great Britain have taken this

match and turned it around from the

1:33:081:33:13

second end after a disappointing

start. They have got their act

1:33:131:33:22

together, Eve in particular. And so,

with Japan needing three here, Great

1:33:221:33:28

Britain won't be giving them

anything to work with. So,

1:33:281:33:34

excitement elsewhere as well. Korea,

in the ninth end, still leading USA

1:33:341:33:43

sevensix. And Canada are still

trailing China by one. They picked

1:33:431:33:50

upper one in the ninth. So, China

have the hammer and are leading by

1:33:501:33:56

one. Well!

That could have a real

impact on...

Well, let's just put it

1:33:561:34:06

this way. If, and it is still and

if, Great Britain beat Japan here,

1:34:061:34:12

then Great Britain could put Canada

out of these Olympic Games if they

1:34:121:34:15

were to be them in the final match

of the round robin. Got to win this

1:34:151:34:19

match first, of course. But a win

against Canada would guarantee Great

1:34:191:34:26

Britain in the semifinals, and if

Canada lose that much - there's a

1:34:261:34:31

lot of ifs here...

1:34:311:34:37

The point about Eve and her team is,

they've got into a winning habit

1:34:421:34:46

now. If they win this one, it's

three in a row. Two guards being put

1:34:461:34:55

up by Japan. Cheers are ringing

round for the match involving Korea.

1:34:551:35:00

I'll tell you what they've scored in

that ninth end - in fact they've

1:35:001:35:05

scored two, so they look in charge

there as well. That's a good result

1:35:051:35:10

for Great Britain as well, Korea

leading over USA, in the sense that

1:35:101:35:14

Korea go marching on if they win

that one, top of the table, but it

1:35:141:35:19

puts paid to the USA's chances of

getting past Great Britain. So far,

1:35:191:35:25

so good.

Yeah, and sport is all

about peaking at the right time, and

1:35:251:35:33

if I'm looking at this team down

here, I think it is now doing that

1:35:331:35:37

now. The team as a whole are all

starting to perform well.

What I

1:35:371:35:42

like about this team is, the three

that gave up in that second end,

1:35:421:35:47

didn't start the match well, there

wasn't any sense of panic, there

1:35:471:35:52

wasn't any sense of looking at each

other going, what are we doing,

1:35:521:35:56

guys? It was just calmly going about

their business and waiting for the

1:35:561:36:00

opportunities to arise, forcing bad

shots from Japan. And they came, and

1:36:001:36:07

when they camp other jumped all over

it and got that big score in the

1:36:071:36:13

sixth end, when they picked up three

and turned the match around. And all

1:36:131:36:18

they need to do here is to make sure

they don't do anything silly, and

1:36:181:36:23

every stone that gets sent down

here, every takeout, Japan have to

1:36:231:36:29

score three to tie this up. And Eve

Muirhead will be trying to make sure

1:36:291:36:33

that doesn't happen.

1:36:331:36:42

So, the first one in. So, what Eve

Muirhead will do is just remove the

1:37:011:37:08

guard.

1:37:081:37:13

Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Lauren

Gray, they've all played their part

1:37:191:37:26

in this victory and indeed in the

big match yesterday, that was a

1:37:261:37:29

great team performance. Smiles all

around from Vicki. We hardly ever

1:37:291:37:36

see and are without a smile. And

they know that they're close to

1:37:361:37:41

wrapping this one up. Just no

mistakes from here on in.

1:37:411:37:56

Chinami Yoshida. Japan still have a

chance of qualifying, even with this

1:38:011:38:06

defeat, depending on how results go

elsewhere. I say that, they haven't

1:38:061:38:09

lost it yet.

1:38:091:38:15

lost it yet.

They need a three.

I

know, just not giving it away yet!

1:38:151:38:20

This time I'm positive!

1:38:201:38:26

Be impossible for Japan to get

three. -- becoming increasingly

1:38:391:38:46

impossible. How do you assess this

performance, Jackie?

I think the

1:38:461:38:53

girls came out and Japan put some

pressure on, but the girls reacted

1:38:531:38:57

straight back and kept themselves in

the game. As much as Japan have made

1:38:571:39:03

the error is, we've capitalised

every time they've made these

1:39:031:39:06

errors, so that's a positive that we

want to keep moving forward. The

1:39:061:39:10

team dynamics are strong, the

communication is good, and Eve is

1:39:101:39:15

playing really well. I can see she's

got that confidence back, and I

1:39:151:39:19

think she was missing that in the

start of the week, so I'm really

1:39:191:39:23

positive about these girls

definitely making the play-offs, and

1:39:231:39:25

after that it is a whole new ball

game.

Well, one of the keys to this

1:39:251:39:30

victory as well as that Japan have

five wins already, Great Britain

1:39:301:39:35

would move to five if we wrap this

up. Japan have one more match, so do

1:39:351:39:39

Great Britain. So, if Japan ended up

with 5-4, they could still qualify

1:39:391:39:47

themselves, but the fact that we've

beaten Japan in the round robin,

1:39:471:39:52

even if we had the same record, if

it came to a choice between the two,

1:39:521:39:55

then we get ranked higher because of

the round robin result of.

1:39:551:40:04

the round robin result of. --

result. So, they will play these

1:40:061:40:11

stones out. Have you ever seen

anyone get a score of three from a

1:40:111:40:17

situation like this?

Well, we would

have to have a clean miss.

1:40:171:40:26

have to have a clean miss. Never say

never, but you just make sure, the

1:40:271:40:33

same routine, clean your stone, get

it right.

1:40:331:40:45

Yeah, I think Fujisawa will probably

walk off the ice today and probably

1:40:451:40:50

apologise a little bit to her team.

She hasn't been the best, she's been

1:40:501:40:53

playing very well in the

competition, but not today, and it's

1:40:531:40:56

been as much her mistakes as anyone

else. That's what the skip is

1:40:561:41:00

therefore. You can make the big

shots and win it for your team, but

1:41:001:41:04

if you're not playing well, then the

full glare of the spotlight is on

1:41:041:41:09

you. Well, it hasn't been a nice

performance, sadly, for her. And

1:41:091:41:18

Great Britain should wrap this up

here. Eve Muirhead just needs to

1:41:181:41:23

take one out here and then it's all

over.

1:41:231:41:31

So, Eve Muirhead, ready to put the

finishing touch to what's been a

1:41:441:41:48

superb performance by the British

women. They had to win this match

1:41:481:41:52

against Japan. After a difficult

start, they got it together, and

1:41:521:41:56

they've played very well indeed. And

there is the handshake. Great

1:41:561:42:00

Britain have won three in a row now

from a record of two and three after

1:42:001:42:05

five matches, they now have five

wins from their eight games, just

1:42:051:42:11

one match left against Canada. That

much could guarantee them a slot in

1:42:111:42:15

the top four. Even with the five

wins now, they are in a pretty good

1:42:151:42:20

position but they would want to

guarantee it in the match against

1:42:201:42:23

Canada. Well done to Eve Muirhead

and her team. Really good

1:42:231:42:27

performance. All turned around in

the sixth end. Great Britain win

1:42:271:42:31

this one against Japan.

1:42:311:42:40

Eyelid a great win for for the women

and the Team GB men were on the ice

1:42:441:42:48

as well this morning and they were

in a similar position, knowing they

1:42:481:42:52

needed to win their remaining two

matches to ensure safe passage

1:42:521:42:55

through to the semifinals. It was a

really assured performance from Kyle

1:42:551:43:00

Smith's rink against the Norwegians,

they won it 10-3 and afterwards they

1:43:001:43:04

spoke to Steve Cram. Adulation is,

guys, another great one at, do you

1:43:041:43:12

think that was your best

performance?

I would say so

1:43:121:43:14

probably. There was a couple of

slack ones but we always need to

1:43:141:43:18

apply the pressure afterwards, so

really pleased with that

1:43:181:43:21

performance.

You were out of the

blocks like Usain Bolt, in the

1:43:211:43:23

first?

Yeah, good start, be managed

to win the hammer and get a good

1:43:231:43:30

three on the board straightaway.

Yeah, it is great to get a head

1:43:301:43:33

start like that and we managed to

keep it going, which was good.

And,

1:43:331:43:37

of course, now, you're sitting in a

very double position in terms of

1:43:371:43:42

qualification, because you know it's

in your hands, which is always what

1:43:421:43:45

you want, one more win and you are

through?

Exactly. If we knew that we

1:43:451:43:49

were coming into the last game of

the round robin and it was in our

1:43:491:43:54

hands we would be happy. We have put

ourselves in a great position and we

1:43:541:43:57

just need to do the job tomorrow.

A

really technical question - do you

1:43:571:44:01

think you play better in red?

It is

my favourite colour, to be honest! I

1:44:011:44:06

really enjoy playing in red!

We were

saying that you played so well

1:44:061:44:11

today, maybe it would have been good

to have been coming back tonight but

1:44:111:44:16

I guess it is a case of gathering

yourself ready for tomorrow?

I think

1:44:161:44:20

it is actually quite nice to have a

bit of a break for the rest of the

1:44:201:44:23

day because it has a bit rental and

relentless, to be honest. It feels

1:44:231:44:27

like we have not had a lot of time

off so it will be nice to relax and

1:44:271:44:32

support the girls later run and get

ready for tomorrow.

Well played

1:44:321:44:34

today, congratulations.

1:44:341:44:41

Well, good afternoon. From

Pyeongchang, we are heading into the

1:44:541:44:57

late afternoon here in South Korea.

Plenty of action so far today. Here

1:44:571:45:01

is what has happened on day 11 so

far in Pyeongchang. Great Britain's

1:45:011:45:09

men are making their debut here but

they are looking a good bet for an

1:45:091:45:13

Olympic medal after thrashing former

world champions Norway 10-3 in their

1:45:131:45:18

penultimate round robin match today.

Canada's pre-event favourite Cassie

1:45:181:45:24

Sharpe lived up to her billing by

taking halfpipe told in a dominant

1:45:241:45:29

performance at the Phoenix Snow

Park. Britain's Rowan Cheshire

1:45:291:45:34

finished a hugely creditable

seventh. Ryan Donato scored twice as

1:45:341:45:38

the USA beat Slovakia 5-1 to book a

spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey

1:45:381:45:45

quarterfinals, where they will play

Czech Republic. The GB pair narrowly

1:45:451:45:50

missed out on qualifying for the

men's halfpipe final. The American

1:45:501:45:55

trio topped the pile.

1:45:551:46:03

trio topped the pile. The

Pyeongchang Olympics has had its

1:46:031:46:04

third failed drugs test. The Court

of Arbitration for Sport has

1:46:041:46:09

announced that the Slovenia men's

ice hockey player has tested

1:46:091:46:11

positive for a banned substance. He

has accepted the violation and will

1:46:111:46:16

leave the Olympics within 24 hours.

1:46:161:46:22

Elise Christie on the ice this

morning, spending an hour on her

1:46:231:46:27

skates, the first time back at since

injuring herself in the 1,500 metres

1:46:271:46:33

semifinal. She said she is on her

way to the Ice Arena ahead of the

1:46:331:46:38

1000m heat which she hopes to take

her place on the start.

1:46:381:46:46

We have had so many stories of sheer

strength, resilience and willpower

1:46:461:46:51

at these Games and we have another

in the ski half pipe. Rowan Cheshire

1:46:511:46:57

four years ago was training in Sochi

ahead of making her Olympic debut

1:46:571:47:01

when disaster struck. A heavy fall

led to severe concussion. Her

1:47:011:47:06

Olympic dream was over but more

worryingly was her condition. She

1:47:061:47:11

went home, got back on her skis but

the suffered another 22 concussions

1:47:111:47:18

leading to severe side effects. She

has been on the road to recovery and

1:47:181:47:23

is back now, fulfilling her Olympic

dream. It has been a huge effort

1:47:231:47:27

from her. Before these games, we

went to meet her.

1:47:271:47:35

I was feeling really confident about

my skiing and fitness. I was going

1:47:351:47:39

into it really happy. I don't

remember the crash actually

1:47:391:47:45

happening. I don't remember the

hospital, it was only in the morning

1:47:451:47:51

I have any recollection. With

something like a concussion, and you

1:47:511:47:55

can't remember it, it is always

scary when you can't remember, so

1:47:551:48:00

you can't think how you can fix it.

It happening again.

1:48:001:48:07

The first of three concussions, that

was in Fabbri 2014, what was the

1:48:071:48:12

timeline?

After that one, I went away in

1:48:121:48:17

October, September time. I ended up

hitting my head again. And then

1:48:171:48:25

again the following year in the same

place. The third one was where it

1:48:251:48:30

really hit me, it was very scary how

I reacted, starting with the

1:48:301:48:34

concussion.

Did you feel yourself changing in

1:48:341:48:41

the way you dealt with situations?

Yes, definitely. Normal things as in

1:48:411:48:47

travelling, I wouldn't travel by

myself, which I am used to. I

1:48:471:48:52

wouldn't leave the house. It gave me

a lot of anxiety doing normal daily

1:48:521:48:57

things. I would get overly emotional

about situations you wouldn't

1:48:571:49:01

normally. Very not with it. Just not

there. A lot of people with

1:49:011:49:08

concussions do go through those

things. It is tough mentally to

1:49:081:49:13

think, why am I feeling like this, I

the only one? Having that

1:49:131:49:18

reassurance you are not the only

one, it gets better in time, it

1:49:181:49:22

takes a while to heal itself.

You are still very young. The

1:49:221:49:29

experiences of the last three and a

half years, has it changed your

1:49:291:49:34

enjoyment of skiing?

It did. It really did. I remember I

1:49:341:49:38

told my dad I don't want to do it

anymore and burst out crying. I was

1:49:381:49:43

so sad about it. Clearly I don't

want to quit if I'm going to be that

1:49:431:49:49

sad. With that fear, a flip to your

head, it takes away the fun. Finding

1:49:491:49:56

that enjoyment and getting the

adrenaline back was a big thing for

1:49:561:50:00

me.

It is there now, it is obvious.

1:50:001:50:04

Definitely, I am enjoying it so

much.

1:50:041:50:10

Looking to Pyeongchang, what are

your expectations?

1:50:101:50:13

I really want a medal, that is one

of my goals. Just see how it goes.

1:50:131:50:20

But not trying to think about it too

much. Hopefully it will come

1:50:201:50:23

together, you never know.

Not only has she had to battle

1:50:231:50:28

through all that to be hit in

Pyeongchang, she has also had an

1:50:281:50:33

ankle injury in the build-up. She

wants a medal and after the

1:50:331:50:38

qualifying was safely through to the

final today where anything can

1:50:381:50:41

happen. Let us head to the Phoenix

Snow Park and join our commentary

1:50:411:50:46

team.

1:50:461:50:52

Rowan Cheshire, I am pleased to say

sat next to me is the man of the

1:50:521:50:57

moment James Woods.

How is it going?

Good to have you

1:50:571:51:06

here. Perfect timing.

The best seat in the house.

Rowan

1:51:061:51:13

Cheshire, battling back from that

horrendous concussion in Sochi. But

1:51:131:51:17

she has made it to the Olympics and

is about to drop in for the first

1:51:171:51:21

time.

She needs to put down a solid score

1:51:211:51:27

on the board. The best attitude we

have seen so far.

1:51:271:51:38

That was lovely. A great first run.

Definitely got the most attitude we

1:51:481:51:56

have seen so far. And she has got a

nine in there. She has upped the

1:51:561:52:03

difficulty. 75.4. She slots in

behind Demidova, the Russian. Brita

1:52:031:52:16

Sigourney, wearing the number one

bib for a reason, she leads the

1:52:161:52:22

World Cup standings.

If you are coming into this, me

1:52:221:52:26

coming into this, with inside

knowledge, this is really, for me,

1:52:261:52:40

the battle for the win.

She is going big, huge.

1:52:401:52:44

She wants this, doesn't she?

That

had so much travel, that is

1:52:441:52:50

technical difficulty in a nutshell.

To rotate up the pipe and travel

1:52:501:52:54

back down it.

Exactly. A beautiful one. I got the

1:52:541:52:59

shivers then.

It is simmering, turn the gas down!

1:52:591:53:07

It will catch in a minute!?

I am too

excited.

1:53:071:53:16

Absolutely a given. Look at that.

Amazing. It is a very difficult

1:53:191:53:30

thing the whole judging and the

points. The essence of it is to look

1:53:301:53:36

at the placings. The score is just a

little communication from the judges

1:53:361:53:42

to the riders. 89.8, that is telling

me the judges are telling her get

1:53:421:53:49

those grabs and you will be well up

there.

1:53:491:53:54

Marie Martinod with her first

grabbed, 33-year-old mother of one.

1:53:541:53:59

Defying the mantra of action sports

and absolutely sling it.

1:53:591:54:06

They are known as youth sports but

they have been coming of age in the

1:54:061:54:10

last three decades. And age is just

a number for Martinod. A great first

1:54:101:54:17

run from the French woman.

Silver medallist from Sochi. She

1:54:171:54:23

skis out of her plan.

1:54:231:54:28

skis out of her plan. -- out of Le

Plain.

1:54:331:54:39

We have said it, she skis clever,

she ticks the boxers, does exactly

1:54:391:54:43

what the judges want to see.

Cassie Sharpe coming out of

1:54:431:54:52

Vancouver Island. Her brother,

silver, and X games in snowboard

1:54:521:54:57

slope. The family very happy to have

at least one member in there.

1:54:571:55:10

You can see how clean and covered at

the she comes through this pipe. She

1:55:101:55:15

is taking the boxers for the judges.

That was beautiful, a beautiful last

1:55:151:55:23

trip.

You could not have rolled a bowling

1:55:231:55:29

ball more smoother than that.

It just hit the transition. A

1:55:291:55:32

fantastic run. Lots of switches,

solid, consistent grabs.

1:55:321:55:44

Amazing skiing. The last woman to

drop in the first run of the women's

1:55:441:55:51

skiing half pipe finals. Cassie

Sharpe takes the lead with 94.4.

1:55:511:56:00

Cassie Sharpe, 94.4. Chased very

closely by Marie Martinod and Brita

1:56:001:56:05

Sigourney.

1:56:051:56:10

Sigourney. Rowan Cheshire making it

into the top six after the first

1:56:101:56:14

run, creeping up a couple of places

from qualifying.

1:56:141:56:18

Marie Martinod. Those fantastic

Alpine themed pants from the 1970s,

1:56:181:56:27

she looks good.

A lovely style from Martinod on the

1:56:271:56:34

first hit, upping the technicality

with the second.

You can see how

1:56:341:56:38

confident she is feeling after

landing that first run.

1:56:381:56:42

Giving the cable cam operator a

headache, the speed is there. Yes

1:56:421:56:50

exclamation mark she lands the ten.

The 33-year-old mother of one

1:56:501:56:59

absolutely destroying it here at

Phoenix Park.

Wow, she has backed

1:56:591:57:07

the judges into a serious corner.

1:57:071:57:09

Oh, my goodness, not the improvement

we thought. I thought it would be

1:57:131:57:21

more. Cassie Sharpe. The judges have

not given themselves any room there

1:57:211:57:32

to put someone in between those two

runs.

1:57:321:57:36

A dangerous place to be.

Cassie is

learning the game right now.

1:57:361:57:44

Definitely the favourite to win, in

the lead already. Two more runs to

1:57:441:57:50

do some business.

A penultimate run and already in the

1:57:501:57:54

lead.

A big spin, first hit. A solid

grab. Going deep into the landing.

1:57:541:58:03

Turning into the flour.

How relaxed was that? 360, Switch,

1:58:031:58:09

down the pipe, 360. There is the

truck driver, really nice. And

1:58:091:58:17

finally finishing with a bang!

Oh, my gaze. Now we are talking. A

1:58:171:58:25

ten to finish. Everything in between

was big -- oh, my day.s Cassie

1:58:251:58:33

Sharpe has had her best run.

Cassie just boosted herself out of

1:58:331:58:43

top place, I reckon.

95.8! And improvement. And on the

1:58:431:58:52

buzzer. Cassie Sharpe. She has put

it out of reach of everybody else.

1:58:521:58:57

There are the standings after round

of the two. -- round two.

1:58:571:59:07

OK, Rowan Cheshire from Great

Britain drops in for her third and

1:59:151:59:19

final run. Currently sat in seventh

position, she has got the tools to

1:59:191:59:24

improve.

She will be feeling nervous

after missing that second run.

1:59:241:59:32

Starting nice and smooth.

Oh, no. She has fallen on the left

1:59:321:59:39

nine on the third hit. She had

swapped out the nine for the

1:59:391:59:44

alley-oop. She had scaled back. The

last four riders to drop are the

1:59:441:59:52

four top riders. Analisa Drew just

outside the medals, can she lay down

1:59:521:59:58

a score worthy of some metal?

Goodness, that was a massive 900.

1:59:582:00:05

She needs the run of her life to

upset the apple cart and so far it

2:00:052:00:10

is looking like that. A beautiful

Allee Bleue.

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Allee Bleue. -- alley-oop.

We need the fireworks here, wow,

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that was clean.

2:00:252:00:30

that was clean. Ladies and

gentlemen, that was so clean.

2:00:322:00:34

Analisa Drew, regardless of score,

she can be incredibly proud of three

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runs in the bag in the Olympic

final, a huge attribute to the

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scheme. The judges will be staring

this run down and comparing it

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exactly against Brita Sigourney.

So, Analisa Drew, the American was

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on an 86.8, looking for something

above 89.8.

2:01:012:01:06

She has got a point clear and is in

the medals for now. There are three

2:01:062:01:11

riders left

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has accepted the violation and will

leave the Olympics within 24 hours.

2:01:212:01:24

It could be a very awkward flight

home on the USA team plane playing,

2:01:242:01:29

she's bumped her fellow countryman

out of the medals. And now, Brita

2:01:292:01:33

Sigourney has it all to do. This is

where you find out what you're made

2:01:332:01:37

of, when you thought you had a

medal, you got that close and now,

2:01:372:01:43

you've got to lay down a huge, clean

run, arguably the best run of her

2:01:432:01:47

life, under the most pressure.

She

has got be amplitude, the technical

2:01:472:01:53

difficulty, she's got the

confidence, she's got everything.

2:01:532:01:59

Brita Sigourney is the only person

in this field in my opinion who can

2:01:592:02:03

actually challenge Cassie Sharpe for

the top spot. And having been bumped

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down to fourth place, how she's

going to deal with that is going to

2:02:092:02:13

be wicked interesting.

Distraction

or motivation as Bass lets find out.

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Huge alley-oop! Wow! Biggest air of

the day, was it?!

Definitely!

She

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got that alley-oop 540 grab, and

that's what I like, that's the only

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reason she was down on the points

before.

Needs a fireworks here...

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Oh, beautiful! So clean! Wow! Big

720 to finish!

That last 180, blind,

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drops the skis into the pipe.

Man, I

don't know where the judges go with

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this.

For me, I think she is

definitely in those medals now,

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there is no way about it.

Absolutely. But I think it is better

2:02:512:02:58

than Marie Martinod, it was

definitely bigger than her run. And

2:02:582:03:00

we talked about the style and the

cleanliness.

And the grabs on that

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as well and.

That is the battle we

came to see. I'm sorry everybody

2:03:052:03:09

else but this is the battle we came

to see, and we came to see the rail

2:03:092:03:13

stars and this is it.

This is what

you hope for in a pipe contest. You

2:03:132:03:18

don't want anybody on a victory lap.

I think we're going to see something

2:03:182:03:23

between 92...

Oh, my goodness!

Bronze!

I can't tell you how much I

2:03:232:03:34

respect Marie, that was an amazing

run. Obviously, the judges are

2:03:342:03:37

seeing things that we can't see.

Some grabs, not quite holding them

2:03:372:03:42

correctly, and I think that is what

the judges thought, to be honest.

2:03:422:03:47

Are we going to see the defending

silver medallist from France, Marie

2:03:472:03:53

Martinod, are we going to see her

now step up her game and bumped off

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Cassie Sharpe from the gold medal

position? She needs the run of her

2:04:002:04:04

life here.

Told fever in women's ski

pipe finals. Marie Martinod is on

2:04:042:04:10

the hunt, with a 540... Brightside

five.

The nine was so well measured.

2:04:102:04:21

Really clean!

Big flare, she's gone!

Goodness!

And you don't need to be a

2:04:212:04:30

rocket surgeon to do the maths on

that one.

So, Marie Martinod raises

2:04:302:04:37

her hands and celebrates a silver,

while at the top of the pipe, Cassie

2:04:372:04:44

Sharpe, high-fives for her coaches.

She lets the idea of a golden

2:04:442:04:54

settle...! So, back up to the top,

Cassie Sharpe.

2:04:542:05:02

Cassie Sharpe. Her brother missed

out on the snowboard slopestyle team

2:05:022:05:06

and now Cassie Sharpe comes home

with a gold. What a fantastic day

2:05:062:05:09

for the family, and Canada.

Following up on lorry blew in's

2:05:092:05:17

silver in women's slope. Oh! And she

lets it go!

It's almost a relief,

2:05:172:05:28

that, isn't it? A bit of pressure!

We talk about fighting against

2:05:282:05:35

yourself, and Casilla... Oh, my

goodness! She is in such a zone

2:05:352:05:39

right now!

Beautiful! That is going

at the top of the run, I guarantee

2:05:392:05:45

you before the end of the season she

will be throwing back at the top of

2:05:452:05:49

the run. It is so, strong. Cassie

Sharpe, undoubtedly, emphatically,

2:05:492:05:57

taking gold here in the women's ski

halfpipe finals. A fantastic at all

2:05:572:06:01

but a performance that proved to be

head and shoulders above the rest.

2:06:012:06:06

but a performance that proved to be

head and shoulders above the rest.

2:06:062:06:10

Olympic champion, huge

congratulations, how does that feel?

2:06:102:06:13

It's incredible, it doesn't quite

feel real yet but I have put a whole

2:06:132:06:18

bunch of work into getting here so

it feels so good.

I think it is fair

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to say that you've been passing it

since Oslo X-Games - how much

2:06:222:06:26

pressure were you under coming into

these Olympics?

I mean, I definitely

2:06:262:06:31

felt the pressure, I felt the

expectation, but I just tried to put

2:06:312:06:35

as much time into preparing for it

and getting my run ready to land and

2:06:352:06:39

to beacons stint and to win it. I'm

really thankful that I did all the

2:06:392:06:43

work beforehand!

Well, that was an

incredible standard from the women

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on the halfpipe once again. I'm

delighted to say Rowan Cheshire has

2:06:502:06:54

joined us on the balcony. Welcome.

Congratulations, you're finally an

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Olympian, it must make the last four

years' hard work seem worth it now

2:06:592:07:05

100%. It has been such a whirlwind

and to be able to come out here and

2:07:052:07:09

be able to put down a run is

absolutely amazing.

I'm so happy and

2:07:092:07:18

to make the finals and to land a run

in the finals has been amazing, I

2:07:182:07:22

could not have asked for more book

not only have you had all of the

2:07:222:07:25

battles over the last four years,

you had a pretty serious ankle

2:07:252:07:28

injury not long ago as well, so

you've hardly skied very much in the

2:07:282:07:33

build-up to these Games? Yeah, so

last season I had a really good run

2:07:332:07:37

and then I injured my ankle, tour

the ligaments, in June and it ended

2:07:372:07:42

up being a bit more prolonged than I

thought. So I actually came back in

2:07:422:07:47

December and competed again. So,

yeah, it was pretty close!

Put that

2:07:472:07:53

seventh place into context. I think

you said yourself you were not

2:07:532:07:58

putting huge expectation on yourself

coming in, I think the hope was that

2:07:582:08:01

you would get to the final, but to

finish well within the top ten is a

2:08:012:08:05

huge achievement?

Yeah, I just

wanted to land a run that I was

2:08:052:08:09

happy with and the training went so

well, I was just trying to enjoy the

2:08:092:08:14

experience and relax and chill and

take it all in, I didn't want to be

2:08:142:08:18

stressed and remember this

experience as a stressful one. The

2:08:182:08:21

run that I put down to make the

finals was just amazing.

Was it

2:08:212:08:26

emotional, but first run, knowing

that you can now officially call

2:08:262:08:29

yourself an Olympian?

Yeah,

definitely, I definitely could have

2:08:292:08:33

cried, definitely held it back! But

yeah, I was over the moon just to be

2:08:332:08:37

able to compete, it was just

amazing.

We all see what you all do

2:08:372:08:44

and the halfpipe within the

freestyle skiing programme is

2:08:442:08:46

incredible, but when you have a big

accident like you had, how difficult

2:08:462:08:50

mentally is it to get back on the

skis and doing the tricks that

2:08:502:08:54

essentially have caused you paint?

Yeah, it is a difficult one with

2:08:542:08:58

head injuries as well because

obviously it affects your brain and

2:08:582:09:02

your mentality and you as a person,

really. Instead of just having a

2:09:022:09:05

physical injury, where your mental

state is kind of intact almost. But

2:09:052:09:11

yeah, it's really hard because

you've got the fear as well as one

2:09:112:09:15

of the anxiety around it and

obviously, when you're back on skis,

2:09:152:09:19

your brain is just like freaking out

in a sense, oh, my god, you're going

2:09:192:09:24

to hurt yourself again! Don't do it!

But it is just kind of practice, and

2:09:242:09:29

repetition, and getting the right

help that you need to.

When it was

2:09:292:09:34

at its worst, you did think about

quitting the sport - could you have

2:09:342:09:38

believed that you could have been

standing here now, delighted with a

2:09:382:09:43

seventh place finish in a Winter

Olympics

2:09:432:09:48

seventh place finish in a Winter

Olympics?

Yeah, not really. I was in

2:09:482:09:51

a pretty bad place and I didn't know

if I was going to continue the sport

2:09:512:09:55

or anything like that. I never

thought I'd get back up to the

2:09:552:09:58

standard of today and could hit with

some of the top girls in the world.

2:09:582:10:02

I just didn't think it was going to

be possible. But yeah, I'm so happy

2:10:022:10:06

I DID continue the sport!

I bet you

are and we are delighted to see what

2:10:062:10:11

will happen over the next few years

and, as we look ahead to Beijing.

2:10:112:10:15

All the best. Thank you rejoining

us. If you were watching about ten

2:10:152:10:19

minutes ago, you will have seen that

it was a great win for GB's women

2:10:192:10:24

curlers on the ice against Japan.

Their destiny is now very much in

2:10:242:10:28

their own hands, as to whether they

will make the semifinals. Their last

2:10:282:10:31

round robin match is against Canada

tomorrow. But after this win, they

2:10:312:10:35

spoke to Steve Cram. Well, once

again, congratulations, good win. It

2:10:352:10:42

looked easy in the end, but it was a

difficult match early on?

It was. We

2:10:422:10:46

knew it was going to be a very tough

game. We gave them a lot of respect

2:10:462:10:50

and we played our own game and as

you say we went down a couple early

2:10:502:10:54

but we came back. We had a great

fifth and chat without coaches, they

2:10:542:10:58

must have done something well

because we came back with a three in

2:10:582:11:02

the sixth.

Three in a row, things

are looking good, Anna?

They are, it

2:11:022:11:08

is a cliche but we take one stone,

one game at a time. So, all these

2:11:082:11:16

wins are important now at this

stage. I'm really pleased with our

2:11:162:11:20

team performance out there. We were

solid and we were a good unit, and

2:11:202:11:25

we will try and do the same in the

next match.

Do you feel as though

2:11:252:11:29

things are coming together, Vicki?

Yeah, I think close games like that

2:11:292:11:40

make us stay focused and get totally

into the game, so if we can have

2:11:402:11:44

games like that and play to that

standard, then we're going in the

2:11:442:11:48

right direction.

I have got to

hesitate here because the Canadian

2:11:482:11:52

team are standing behind you, but

Canada in the last much, you can

2:11:522:11:57

guarantee your place in the

semifinal, and you could also knock

2:11:572:12:00

Canada out?

Just as the girls were

saying, we will prepare the same way

2:12:002:12:04

for every match and give everyone

maximum respect, so we're going to

2:12:042:12:08

be doing the same thing for the last

game, exactly the same approach.

I

2:12:082:12:12

understand you saying that but you

would be putting out one of your

2:12:122:12:15

major rivals?

Of course we take

every game at a time. We give all of

2:12:152:12:21

the opposition all our respect and I

think it is important that we go up

2:12:212:12:24

a gear from now. Every game we have

got slightly better. That was two

2:12:242:12:30

back-to-back summer performances, so

we're feeling really good going into

2:12:302:12:32

tomorrow. And hopefully if we can

play great again, who knows what

2:12:322:12:35

will happen?

Well done tonight. A

great win from them. And from the

2:12:352:12:45

Curling Centre, Jackie Lockhart

joins us live. A thoroughly

2:12:452:12:48

enjoyable game but also a hugely

important one - what does it now

2:12:482:12:53

meaningful the women's curlers ahead

of the final round robin match

2:12:532:12:55

tomorrow?

I think it means

everything is in our hands. The

2:12:552:13:00

girls showed real professionalism

and they had a couple of little

2:13:002:13:04

tricky shots in the beginning where

they really had to dig deep to keep

2:13:042:13:09

themselves in the game, but

second-half of the game they came

2:13:092:13:12

out and performed really, really

well. We now face Canada in our last

2:13:122:13:16

game and we have a huge opportunity

to get ourselves into the play-offs

2:13:162:13:19

and to actually knock out the

Canadians, would not actually then

2:13:192:13:23

make the play-offs.

It is a huge

match and one which brings its

2:13:232:13:27

precious, but these girls know all

about pressure - how much their

2:13:272:13:32

experience counts tomorrow?

I think

you heard the girls in their

2:13:322:13:34

interview. They give everybody due

respect to. Every player, every team

2:13:342:13:39

out there is due the respect because

they are at the top of their nation,

2:13:392:13:43

to come here and play, so they will

treat every game like that. And I

2:13:432:13:46

think the old rivalry between Great

Britain and Canada will show its

2:13:462:13:51

best tomorrow, and I'm looking

forward to a really good game. What

2:13:512:13:54

I will say is, the Canadians are not

playing well at all and they are

2:13:542:13:59

really struggling at the moment, so

if we can just keep our game plan as

2:13:592:14:03

it has been, we're getting stronger

every game we play, I think we could

2:14:032:14:06

be on for a winner.

Yeah, it is not

the same Canadian rink that won gold

2:14:062:14:11

four years ago - what do you think

is going wrong with them is in they

2:14:112:14:14

have been a bit indifferent so far?

I have not had a chance to speak to

2:14:142:14:18

them, but I'm not sure whether there

are not coping with the ice or

2:14:182:14:21

whether it is just the

2:14:212:14:27

whether it is just the pressure has

got to them because every Canadian

2:14:272:14:29

team who comes out here is fully

expect it to go back with an Olympic

2:14:292:14:32

gold medal. And that is a huge

pressure to carry on your shoulders.

2:14:322:14:34

And these girls just haven't coped

with it at all.

Let's go to the men

2:14:342:14:39

because the great British men's

teams were also on the ice today, a

2:14:392:14:42

huge win for them against Norway. Is

that the best performance you have

2:14:422:14:46

seen from Kyle Smith's rink?

Yeah,

and especially from Kyle himself. He

2:14:462:14:51

is really beginning to show form

having struggled a bit at the

2:14:512:14:55

beginning of the week. I know they

told him to relax and enjoy the

2:14:552:14:58

atmosphere and place good shots, and

that's exactly what he's doing, and

2:14:582:15:03

that is the Kyle Smith that we're

used to seeing. Again, the boys are

2:15:032:15:07

peaking at the right time.

They are

inexperienced in terms of Olympic

2:15:072:15:13

participation but they are

incredibly experienced in terms of

2:15:132:15:15

playing the game of curling - do you

think it has just taken them a

2:15:152:15:19

little while to embrace being part

of the Olympics and believing that

2:15:192:15:22

they deserve to be competing here?

2:15:222:15:28

it is a strange thing to tell a

competitor how big this stage is at

2:15:292:15:34

the Olympic Games, and it has taken

the boys a while to get into the

2:15:342:15:39

match practice they need. They are

finding their form. Everything is in

2:15:392:15:43

their hands again. I have high hopes

for another play-off stage for the

2:15:432:15:48

boys.

A big day tomorrow. Do you expect

2:15:482:15:52

both teams to be lining up in that

semifinal?

2:15:522:15:56

Yes, without question. From the form

I have seen, I have my fingers

2:15:562:16:00

crossed and I am sure the nation

has, let us hope they are in the

2:16:002:16:05

play-offs.

We hope so.

2:16:052:16:06

Rank you. Eve Muirhead and her team

will take on Canada tomorrow just

2:16:062:16:13

after midnight, for the men, it is

the USA, just after five o'clock

2:16:132:16:18

tomorrow morning.

These are pictures from the Ice

2:16:182:16:25

Arena earlier today. Elise Christie

on the ice. This could be good news

2:16:252:16:30

ahead of her 1000m heat. She spent

an hour on her skates, the first

2:16:302:16:36

time since injuring herself in the

1,500 metres semi. She said on

2:16:362:16:40

Instagram she is hoping to take her

place. We can get a lot more from

2:16:402:16:47

the Ice Arena, David spoke to Stuart

bang the performance director from

2:16:472:16:50

British speed skating.

Thank you for joining us. Elise has

2:16:502:16:56

said she will try to race, what does

that mean? It doesn't mean she is

2:16:562:17:02

definitely going to race.

That is correct. We have worked

2:17:022:17:06

really hard to get Elise into the

position she is in now. What we have

2:17:062:17:11

said is we will take each step as it

comes. She will get on the warm up

2:17:112:17:17

ice to see how the ankle is and make

a decision after that.

2:17:172:17:22

If you were too assessed her fitness

in percentage terms for the

2:17:222:17:26

layperson?

A good question. We don't work in

2:17:262:17:30

percentages like that. I would say

she is strong, she is able to do the

2:17:302:17:36

majority of the things we would be

looking for in the 1000m. I would

2:17:362:17:41

say she will properly take to the

ice around 80-90% fitness.

2:17:412:17:47

We hit it is soft tissue damage.

What has happened?

2:17:472:17:54

As you say, soft tissue damage. That

means the muscles and ligaments

2:17:542:18:03

around the bones were affected from

the fall. There has been some

2:18:032:18:07

swelling which the team have really

managed really well. That is the big

2:18:072:18:12

factor about whether she can get her

foot in the boot which she showed

2:18:122:18:16

she could yesterday on the ice, and

today.

2:18:162:18:20

Are you likely to look at her when

she gets on the ice and think,

2:18:202:18:25

80-90%, we will give it a go?

The decision is with Elise now. We

2:18:252:18:32

have done all our medical reviews at

HQ. The performance team and medical

2:18:322:18:37

team are happy with where she is at.

It is a confidence and safety thing

2:18:372:18:43

which is why she will get onto the

warm up ice and we will reassess and

2:18:432:18:48

make sure the ankle is a cake and

take it from there.

2:18:482:18:51

How late can you leave this

decision?

If you medically withdraw

2:18:512:18:59

an athlete all the races get

withdrawn -- redrawn, so it is fair

2:18:592:19:04

to the other competitors so we will

make that call around six o'clock

2:19:042:19:07

about an hour before racing.

As if an Olympics isn't challenging

2:19:072:19:13

enough, if elite gets on the start

line, what sort of challenge the she

2:19:132:19:20

face? Obviously not 100% fit. If you

were to quantify what extra

2:19:202:19:24

challenge it poses?

It is clearly a physical challenge

2:19:242:19:30

that we are overcoming. With 1000m

it is that halfway house between

2:19:302:19:35

tactical racing and speed. I think

we can expect at the start she will

2:19:352:19:43

probably not be heard normal rapid

start on this one. But she is able

2:19:432:19:51

to overtakes and passing. We can

expect a lease to throw all manner

2:19:512:19:58

of unknowns -- we can expect her to

face all manner of a nose but it is

2:19:582:20:05

her physical ability.

It is now Tuesday, if she gets

2:20:052:20:10

through this, the progress she has

made since Saturday, could she make

2:20:102:20:14

even further progress if she gets

through tonight to be nearly 100%

2:20:142:20:19

fit on Thursday or is that

unrealistic?

2:20:192:20:23

It is early days. We need to deliver

today, see what racing does around

2:20:232:20:30

the ankle and reassess. We are

confident the progress she has made

2:20:302:20:34

over the last two days has been

really good and that is all we can

2:20:342:20:38

work with.

The physical side aside, she seems

2:20:382:20:43

quite chirpy on social media, is she

well mentally?

2:20:432:20:47

Yes, you know what she is like, her

usual playful self. She has been on

2:20:472:20:53

social media, wishing all the other

Team GB members good luck. She was

2:20:532:20:59

singing on the ice at training. She

is in as best a place as she can be.

2:20:592:21:05

That is good to hear and her injury

is improving, we hope to see her at

2:21:052:21:09

seven o'clock.

This is the Gangneung Ice Arena,

2:21:092:21:17

getting ready for tonight's speed

skating, the 1000m heat for the

2:21:172:21:22

females, and we are hoping Elise

Christie will be part of that. You

2:21:222:21:26

heard they will announce a final

decision about one hour before the

2:21:262:21:32

racing, around nine o'clock in the

morning view at home. We will bring

2:21:322:21:36

that news to you as soon as we get

it.

2:21:362:21:40

We will stay on the ice. The men's

ice hockey has reached the knockout

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stages. All of Buffer preliminary

play-offs matches will take place

2:21:452:21:51

today. The Olympic Athletes from

Russia, Canada and Sweden topped

2:21:512:21:56

their groups and qualified directly.

Alongside the Czech Republic as the

2:21:562:21:59

best place second.

2:21:592:21:59

These are the Rafa matches which

will determine who will play them.

2:22:042:22:10

-- the four factors. First up, the

USA against Slovakia, the winner

2:22:102:22:16

says is the Czech Republic. Here is

the best of the action with our

2:22:162:22:20

a real good read, intercepting on

the break.

2:22:282:22:33

A child right down the middle, going

wide. A second opportunity.

2:22:332:22:41

Following up! The third of the

tournament the him. And the pressure

2:22:412:22:47

from the Americans to start the

second session has seen them take

2:22:472:22:50

the lead in this game. This is an

elimination game and you need to

2:22:502:22:55

take your goals when you can.

Bourque had the first chance,

2:22:552:23:02

eventually breaks back out again.

And then they were able to find

2:23:022:23:10

themselves that goal and Donato the

man who scored it.

2:23:102:23:15

Troy Terry breaks in.

And losing his stick.

It could be

2:23:152:23:19

game over at the end of this next

five-minute period if the USA play

2:23:192:23:23

it well.

A quick shots, a quick goal. While.

2:23:232:23:33

-- Wow. 17 seconds on the two man

advantage. He waited for it. And it

2:23:332:23:45

was buried. Wisniewski scores. Are

they now on course for a place in

2:23:452:23:53

the quarterfinals?

This was the only reason James

2:23:532:23:58

Wischnewski is on this hockey team

right now, all he does is play on

2:23:582:24:02

the power play is. For that one time

shot.

2:24:022:24:08

shot. A terrific shot, forcing the

forwards to respect him. He is able

2:24:112:24:17

to push it to the side.

2:24:172:24:26

to push it to the side.

USA looking

for a third and they have got it.

2:24:262:24:30

Terry with another great play and he

picked out Mark Arcobello. What a

2:24:302:24:36

time to weigh in with his first of

the tournament. 26.5 minutes

2:24:362:24:43

remaining in this game and the USA

three goals to the good.

2:24:432:24:48

Watch the work from Troy Terry

there. He wins the battle behind the

2:24:482:24:52

net. And his head up, he recognise

Mark Arcobello jumping into the high

2:24:522:25:00

slot on and off his stick in a

second. What a play from Terry, no

2:25:002:25:06

chance for the net liner Lako.

The US clogging up the middle.

2:25:062:25:13

Thinking solo in the zone. And he

scores. -- sinking so low.

2:25:132:25:26

The deficit is cut to two goals and

the Slovakians are keeping on

2:25:282:25:33

fighting.

Look at that rocket from Ceresnak.

2:25:332:25:43

Look at that rocket from Ceresnak. A

real nice power play from Slovakia.

2:25:432:25:48

Put right to the middle, good

defensive work. Sanguinetti did

2:25:482:25:54

well. A wonderful finish! A fourth

for the USA.

2:25:542:26:02

Great movement, out in front. The

Americans have really played a

2:26:022:26:06

perfect game. It really kept the

Slovakians forwards away from

2:26:062:26:13

danger. What a play there. As O'Neil

drops it off to Little. And hard at

2:26:132:26:20

the net. We talk about the quick

puck movement of the Americans,

2:26:202:26:24

their speed, letting the puck to the

work. They have done that in spades.

2:26:242:26:34

Another goal for the Americans. Lako

beaten absolutely clean. It is the

2:26:352:26:42

superstar of this American team,

Donato.

2:26:422:26:53

Donato. He will enjoy the adulation,

he is having a superb tournament

2:26:532:26:57

right now.

The power of this shot.

2:26:572:27:03

It is one confident player right

there, coming down on his strong

2:27:032:27:07

side, head up, short side rocket.

Probably one that should be saved,

2:27:072:27:14

it may have been the sick that came

in from Ceresnak -- the stick.

2:27:142:27:21

Slovakia will bring that away,

potentially one last time.

2:27:212:27:29

And

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And the US fully deserve this.

Really impressive performance from

2:27:302:27:34

the youngsters. They have been led

once again by Donato and team USA

2:27:342:27:44

are going to the quarterfinals of

this spends, edition. They have

2:27:442:27:48

worked so hard to ensure that they

would be moving on. And now they

2:27:482:27:53

have done it in some style.

2:27:532:27:55

A convincing win for the USA playing

the Czech Republic in the

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quarterfinals.

We have had some disappointing news

2:28:032:28:05

from the ice hockey because we have

had a third failed drugs test

2:28:052:28:13

confirmed. The Court of Arbitration

for Sport have announced the

2:28:132:28:17

Slovenian men's ice hockey player

has tested positive for a banned

2:28:172:28:23

substance, he has accepted the

violation and will leave the lid

2:28:232:28:26

picks within 24 hours.

The second match of the play-offs

2:28:262:28:32

involves Slovenia against Norway.

The winner will play the Olympic

2:28:322:28:36

athletes of Russia in the quarters.

There was a goal earlier. Back with

2:28:362:28:44

our commentators.

2:28:442:28:50

Going across the zone and that is

over the top.

2:28:512:29:00

Another shop and a goal. Or is it?

It is. It took time for the referee

2:29:002:29:06

to recognise that. 28 seconds of the

power play. And Slovenia have

2:29:062:29:12

believed.

2:29:122:29:17

believed.

He needed three shots. The

first to bring right over the net.

2:29:202:29:26

You have got to love how the captain

tried for a third time.

2:29:262:29:34

Slovenia in charge of this game but

they find themselves short-handed,

2:29:342:29:40

the Slovenia is responding soap

world to the news that one of their

2:29:402:29:47

top players Jeglic will be leaving

the Olympic Village after accepting

2:29:472:29:50

a positive test.

Coming download for Norway, and

2:29:502:29:55

trying to clear it away. Toucher

down low.

2:29:552:30:02

A dropped stick causing a problem.

Making this a five on three power

2:30:022:30:08

play but the pass is poor, releasing

the pressure. Norway on this power

2:30:082:30:14

play are yet to get a telling shot

on target. Saved at the blue line.

2:30:142:30:23

Options either way.

Now they are looking at the net,

2:30:232:30:29

trying to threat it -- trying to

thread it back through.

2:30:292:30:36

Now in their own zone, going deeper.

2:30:362:30:38

That is a nice pass, can they work

something? Good defensive play.

2:30:492:30:56

something? Good defensive play. Sent

down the ice, and that will get rid

2:31:002:31:02

of some of the pressure. Really good

penalty kill for Slovenia here.

2:31:022:31:11

Slovenia doing a great job taking

away those lanes, some indecision

2:31:122:31:18

coming into the Norway forwards'

minds. Norway will look for the one

2:31:182:31:26

last chance... And that doesn't hit

the net. The big slap shot coming

2:31:262:31:30

late on the play, and Slovenia go

back to full strength again.

2:31:302:31:41

back to full strength again. Nice

play. And Norway will try and work

2:31:412:31:45

this one to the front.

2:31:452:31:51

this one to the front. Taken away

from Bastiensen, and now, Norway

2:31:512:31:53

will go back to centre rice.

A place

in the quarterfinals at stake here,

2:31:532:32:02

with the Olympic Athletes from

Russia. Waiting in the wings. They

2:32:022:32:06

will play the winners of this game.

Hoff gets it inside. That didn't go

2:32:062:32:19

as far as they would have wanted,

and now, with a bit of speed they

2:32:192:32:23

come in hard to the offensive zone.

Big, splashing hit!

2:32:232:32:34

Big, splashing hit! Ticar... The

referee getting right in the way.

2:32:342:32:41

Seth, that was a real good example

of the size of the Slovenian forward

2:32:412:32:45

to and the trouble that they can

cause download in the Norwegian

2:32:452:32:48

zone. It was essentially a two on

three. Two Slovenians and three

2:32:482:32:55

Norwegians, and Slovenia was

controlling the play for quite some

2:32:552:32:58

time.

2:32:582:33:03

time. And you can see Ken Ograjensek

shaking his head, you've got to hit

2:33:032:33:06

the net when you get an opportunity.

You hear coaches talking about that,

2:33:062:33:11

and he had a couple of chances on

this power play here, fired it wide

2:33:112:33:14

a few times.

How big an impact will

the news for the Slovenians of that

2:33:142:33:24

positive test on one of their

2:33:242:33:30

positive test on one of their stars

in Jeglic, how much of an impact

2:33:322:33:34

will it have had, because the news

broke just before the start of this

2:33:342:33:40

game?

You cannot deny it, it will

have had a big impact, and Slovenia

2:33:402:33:44

has done a wonderful job to play

through this adversity, but they may

2:33:442:33:48

have had some sort of reports, but

really the announcement did not come

2:33:482:33:52

until right before this game

started. And so that was suddenly a

2:33:522:33:56

time for the coaching staff to make

adjustments and insert a different

2:33:562:34:02

flavour into the line up. It is just

a sad mark on ice hockey. This is

2:34:022:34:08

something which is going to be felt

throughout the WL HF and throughout

2:34:082:34:16

the rest of the Olympic Games. The

last thing that anybody wants is

2:34:162:34:23

doping violations after everything

then went around with the Russians

2:34:232:34:27

and now the Olympic Athlete from

Russia team. So it is a black mark,

2:34:272:34:31

for sure, and Slovenia is trying

their best to try to wash it away as

2:34:312:34:35

soon as they can.

Relatively

unusual, as the effort comes in on

2:34:352:34:40

goal, that in a team sport, where

the impacts of one person of doping

2:34:402:34:48

or taking something to aid their

performance... As another shot comes

2:34:482:34:52

in, not held cleanly that time by

the netminder. And Slovenia will

2:34:522:34:56

clear this one way. We understand it

was an asthma type medication. And

2:34:562:35:06

it is really important for all the

athletes to understand what's now

2:35:062:35:10

taking and what they have to do if

they are taking stuff, to clear

2:35:102:35:14

themselves. And potentially the case

could be that he didn't report what

2:35:142:35:23

he was taking if that is the case

then he only has himself to blame.

2:35:232:35:29

Here comes Mursak at the other end,

at a news for Slovenia... He has a

2:35:292:35:34

cannon of a shot I think Mursak is a

beast of a player, a superstar. At

2:35:342:35:40

the other end, into the

2:35:402:35:47

the other end, into the glove, and

the netminder will be happy to hang

2:35:472:35:50

onto that one.

Just to put this into

perspective, you've got a player

2:35:502:35:55

coming down the ice in Jan Mursak,

probably going at 25mph and this

2:35:552:36:03

shot is probably coming first

285mph. And he took that right off

2:36:032:36:10

the helmet, and he needs to come for

a little bit of of repairs, this

2:36:102:36:16

thing was coming in hot!

2:36:162:36:22

thing was coming in hot! Square off

the helmet, that's certainly going

2:36:232:36:24

to rattle you a little bit. You can

see how it does deflect off the side

2:36:242:36:30

of these Kevlar helmets, which are

designed to create glancing blows.

2:36:302:36:39

You can see the design, it is the

kind of thing that the goalies take

2:36:392:36:43

rate pride in them, and all have

their specific designs made for

2:36:432:36:47

them. That one very much with the

Norwegian flag on it. But from film

2:36:472:36:51

stars to guitars to mottos, sayings,

family members, it is all part of

2:36:512:36:58

it.

There was a goal in the National

Hockey hockey league that had Norman

2:36:582:37:09

Bates' mothers house on the side of

his helmet!

Each to their own, I

2:37:092:37:13

guess! But it is all part of the

personality!

2:37:132:37:20

personality! There are very few ways

in which you can show more of

2:37:222:37:25

yourself underneath all of that

equipment! Also, traditionally,

2:37:252:37:29

goalies within ice hockey are a

slightly different breed. To stand

2:37:292:37:33

in front of 90mph shots, you must

be! Slovenia looking for more...!

2:37:332:37:40

That is a heavy shot that goes wide

from Ticar chef another shot from

2:37:402:37:45

the blue line. That's deflected

wide.

2:37:452:37:52

wide. Haugen plays it very casualty,

and that deflects up into the

2:37:522:37:55

stands.

Good push here from

Slovenia. It's really remarkable,

2:37:552:38:04

Seth, throughout the course of this

tournament so far, the amount of

2:38:042:38:08

missed shots on net. That's

something that will definitely

2:38:082:38:10

rankle coaches. As this puck

comes... If all that, that was a

2:38:102:38:18

long shot from Vidmar which didn't

make it through chief but there was

2:38:182:38:22

a point-blank shot from about 18ft

which just missed on the

2:38:222:38:25

far-sighted. -- just missed on the

far side.

Setting this next attack

2:38:252:38:37

in motion. Comfortable for Slovenia,

who have been the better of these

2:38:372:38:42

two sides, but they do give it up in

front...! And Norway couldn't

2:38:422:38:47

convert! What an opportunity that

was! And immediately Slovenia will

2:38:472:38:50

try and get it back at the other

end, with Rodman. The Rodman

2:38:502:38:58

brothers playing on the same line.

Not the only siblings playing on the

2:38:582:39:02

same line, or the same team, in this

tournament.

2:39:022:39:11

tournament. Marcel and David, two

very experienced players.

2:39:112:39:18

very experienced players.

It has

very much been a family affair in

2:39:182:39:21

the Olympic tournament, both the

men's and women's. On this Norwegian

2:39:212:39:29

side, the Thoresen brothers, their

father is the coach.

Not to forget

2:39:292:39:33

the Swiss, who are coached and

captained by a brother and sister.

2:39:332:39:39

And the Swiss team has twins and

three sisters all playing, they're

2:39:392:39:44

currently playing right now in one

of the classification games in the

2:39:442:39:47

women's tournament. And maybe two of

the more important Slovenians are

2:39:472:39:52

missing. At the last Winter Olympics

they were coached by far the,

2:39:522:39:58

captained by son. And one of the

other sons was actually left out of

2:39:582:40:04

the team in the final cut. As Norway

have a chance... And Norway have to

2:40:042:40:12

find some sustained pressure from

somewhere. They've not been able to

2:40:122:40:16

do that in this game.

Yeah, they've

had a lot of opportunities.

Big

2:40:162:40:23

shot, can't get through! Mursak

keeps the attack going. Another good

2:40:232:40:31

play by Mursak.

That Mursak Urbas

partnership is such a handful,

2:40:312:40:42

creating turnovers and a really good

scoring chance created from one

2:40:422:40:45

there.

2:40:452:40:50

there.

Touch pass, here's a an

opportunity, lovely, and it was

2:40:552:40:59

tipped just wide! As they go again

here!

2:40:592:41:05

Really nice pass. Ticar. Norway will

try and clear. But it's easy for

2:41:082:41:21

Slovenia. Sabolic goes after it.

Takes his man out on the boards. It

2:41:212:41:31

was Sorvik.

You get the feeling,

Seth, that Slovenia really needs to

2:41:312:41:36

capitalise on one of these

opportunities. Norway's really just

2:41:362:41:40

hanging around, relying on their

netminder, Haugen, to makes saves.

2:41:402:41:46

But Norway is still only one shot

away from tying this up.

2:41:462:41:53

away from tying this up.

Rodman

can't hold it in the zone, and the

2:41:532:41:55

pass goes right the way up the

middle. Really strong play, this.

2:41:552:41:59

Golicic.

2:41:592:42:06

Golicic. Good reach. Nearly a big

turnover there. But eventually

2:42:072:42:10

Norway will get this one into the

offensive end, and that relieves the

2:42:102:42:16

pressure momentarily. Roest goes

after it and he will dig it out.

2:42:162:42:24

Now, music towards the middle. There

is a flying body in there, no

2:42:242:42:28

penalty called. David Rodman will

raise this one clear.

2:42:282:42:40

Norway are all off-side here.

Eventually they realise. It was

2:42:432:42:46

delayed. Which is why you heard the

officials just screaming and

2:42:462:42:51

shouting. Good take into the zone,

thrown towards the net. Now, Norway

2:42:512:43:00

having a small smell of pressure

shuttle it should be relieved. Hard

2:43:002:43:03

pass not taken.

2:43:032:43:07

And Norway can clear away again.

Remember, what is at stake here is a

2:43:132:43:18

quarterfinal berth. Norway, well,

that would be their best ever result

2:43:182:43:27

at a Winter Olympic ice hockey

tournament, and they have really had

2:43:272:43:29

wonderful games across the board.

This, not one of the events that

2:43:292:43:34

they're expect it to do especially

well in.

2:43:342:43:44

well in. Mursak is going to pass

this one to himself. He has to skate

2:43:442:43:47

180ft to collect its, though.

He has

been all over the ice for Slovenia,

2:43:472:43:52

their best players this afternoon.

-- their best player this afternoon.

2:43:522:44:05

Thoresen was bumped.

Seth, we've

gone upwards of four minutes here

2:44:062:44:13

straight without a whistle.

It

really has been free-flowing at

2:44:132:44:19

times, this game. Twisting and

turning. Olimb gets its download.

2:44:192:44:28

Norway, now, everybody camped in the

zone. You suspect Slovenia are

2:44:282:44:32

pretty tired right now, they don't

want to waste this opportunity.

2:44:322:44:35

Another turnover. This is good from

Norway. Cranking up the pressure, as

2:44:352:44:41

it goes all the way across the

crease, breaks out of the zone. And

2:44:412:44:47

now, into the offensive zone,

Sabolic, from his knees, does just

2:44:472:44:55

enough, and it allows a fresh set of

skaters to get out there.

Yeah, that

2:44:552:45:00

was really important from Sabolic,

just to put some pressure on and try

2:45:002:45:04

to get that puck deep for Slovenia,

so they could get some fresh troops

2:45:042:45:11

on the ice.

2:45:112:45:16

Bad timing. Norway have it back.

Five and a half remaining in the

2:45:172:45:25

second period, it has been lightning

fast.

2:45:252:45:28

A good game between these two,

looking for goals. But held on to

2:45:282:45:36

buy Hogan. Everyone can take a rest.

The fans and TV networks can finally

2:45:362:45:43

stop sweating to have a break.

When we analyse this game, two teams

2:45:432:45:50

that we wouldn't anticipate being

quarterfinal teams, what have they

2:45:502:45:55

done that has allowed them to be at

this point?

2:45:552:46:00

Let us look at Slovenia first and

what they have done especially

2:46:002:46:03

tonight is used their size, we

mentioned

2:46:032:46:12

mentioned Mursak, a Urbas, some big

sized players controlling the puck

2:46:122:46:16

the many periods of time against

Norway.

2:46:162:46:19

From Norway, look at the net liner

Lars Horgan who has been extremely

2:46:192:46:25

important.

2:46:252:46:30

important. As has been the theme for

the tournament, and this Norway team

2:46:312:46:34

scoring goals, ever so difficult.

Just the Buttner in their first

2:46:342:46:40

three games. They need to find a way

to break through Slovenia. -- just

2:46:402:46:50

the two.

Should the Slovenia is not win this

2:46:502:46:58

game, their next match will be

against Great Britain at the World

2:46:582:47:04

Championships in Budapest, the first

match of that World Championships. I

2:47:042:47:08

am sure the Great Britain head coach

will be keeping a keen eye on this

2:47:082:47:13

class the rest of the squad. It

shows Great Britain now within

2:47:132:47:18

touching distance of being able to

play at a Winter Olympics, it has

2:47:182:47:24

been a long time since we have been

able to say that.

2:47:242:47:28

Slovenia have put money into their

programme, changed how they do

2:47:282:47:31

things with their develop the

system, players at the top level.

2:47:312:47:37

The Great Britain, they need to

stabilise, they got promoted up to

2:47:372:47:42

the second tier of world ice hockey,

Slovenia were relegated from the top

2:47:422:47:46

tier. They are far from being the

worst team in this competition.

2:47:462:47:53

Great Britain will fancy their

chances of getting a result.

2:47:532:47:59

It is a good model for Great Britain

to follow and see what this Slovenia

2:47:592:48:03

team have done. No doubt about it,

Pete Russell and the GB team are

2:48:032:48:10

very interested in Slovenia knowing

they will play them at the World

2:48:102:48:14

Championships.

A heavy shop from the blue line.

2:48:142:48:16

Maybe the difference is that Great

Britain just don't have a player

2:48:162:48:23

like Mursak.

2:48:232:48:30

like Mursak. An elite player who can

make the difference in these Games.

2:48:302:48:34

And maybe forwards, the forwards are

similar.

2:48:342:48:40

Ticar opening up the play again. He

held him well. A snapshot, doesn't

2:48:402:48:47

make it through. They will retreat.

In the end, if Great Britain wants

2:48:472:48:55

the sport to grow in this country, a

key thing is inspiring people by

2:48:552:49:01

reaching an Olympic Games. Ticar,

the side of the net. And away,

2:49:012:49:08

cleared.

2:49:082:49:13

cleared. A touch pass, breaking in

with speed, looking to make the pass

2:49:132:49:17

but he couldn't get there, it was

too fancy in the end from Sabu Nic.

2:49:172:49:27

-- Sabolic.

An opportunity lost for

Slovenia.

2:49:282:49:39

Horgan, the knowledge and net lined

-- net minder, getting peppered with

2:49:462:49:52

shots. Maybe a bit too fancy. A two

on one situation. Here is the

2:49:522:49:59

rebound and a flurry of shots. Ticar

gets robbed with the glove. Right

2:49:592:50:05

before that, the 211 where I thought

maybe shooting was the better option

2:50:052:50:13

-- two on one. In the end, hanging

on, Kroselj. All part of this, the

2:50:132:50:25

officials.

2:50:252:50:30

Head to the BBC sports website to

take a glance at the popular clips.

2:50:392:50:50

A scramble of seven or eight players

in the goal crease, he didn't want

2:50:522:50:57

to blow the whistle until he was

sure the puck was covered, in that

2:50:572:51:00

clip.

Getting a taste of Olympic ice

2:51:002:51:05

hockey. Plenty either one side or

the other here. If watching the

2:51:052:51:13

Winter Olympics has got you feeling

a bit twitchy to get onto the ice,

2:51:132:51:18

head to the get inspired section of

the BBC website to find out where

2:51:182:51:23

your closest ice hockey stick --

Club is.

2:51:232:51:36

Club is. It is a sport for all,

despite the physical nature of the

2:51:362:51:40

game, noncontact in the early

stages. This game full of contact

2:51:402:51:43

and energy. Will it be full of more

goals? Right now, Slovenia are

2:51:432:51:51

heading towards the quarter final

phase of this condition. A trip on

2:51:512:51:54

the play. Penalty called. The Met

high-end -- the netminder heading

2:51:542:52:03

towards the bench. Six on five. The

moment Norway get control of the

2:52:032:52:09

puck, the whistle will blow.

Slovenia heading to the power play,

2:52:092:52:14

with a one-man advantage. The only

goal came on the power play from Jan

2:52:142:52:18

Urbas.

Thoresen, you can just see his stick

2:52:182:52:28

gets caught, as if it is caught in

the spokes of a tyre.

2:52:282:52:32

The Slovenian forward goes down.

This power play looks good so far.

2:52:322:52:39

One goal from the stick of Jan

Urbas, a beautiful one-time shot

2:52:392:52:43

going past Lars Horgan.

Jan Mursak is the quarterback of

2:52:432:52:52

this power play, the puck goes

through his stick first.

2:52:522:52:55

He distributes it from there.

It

feels like he is the quarterback of

2:52:552:53:00

this whole team, the key, the

leader, and the one who will drive

2:53:002:53:07

them forward at every possible

opportunity.

2:53:072:53:12

Good skating to break it into the

zone.

2:53:122:53:15

A quick touch pass. Ticar can hold

on immediately, but will get another

2:53:152:53:21

chance.

-- Ticar can't.

2:53:212:53:30

-- Ticar can't. Sabolic on the

nearside, Ticar is in possession.

2:53:322:53:35

Skating around on his own, not a lot

of movement, looking for an opening.

2:53:352:53:39

Coming all the way across. Sabolic

getting plenty of power but no

2:53:392:53:48

placement. That is the second unit

for Slovenia, the first will get out

2:53:482:53:53

now. What a slap past that is. It

would have been in.

2:53:532:53:59

Had the whistle not alone. A lie-in

chase for both teams. Great

2:53:592:54:07

recognition from Sabolic to turn in

and fire. The Slovenian forward was

2:54:072:54:13

one step ahead of the blue line, you

cannot cross the blue line until

2:54:132:54:17

that puck is fully across. Pretty

close. Really close. The linesman

2:54:172:54:25

leaned his back leg was up in the

air.

2:54:252:54:28

-- deemed.

Slovakia -- Slovenia still have that

2:54:282:54:35

one-man advantage for another 45

seconds. Attacking with a bit more

2:54:352:54:42

energy. Kuralt dumps that one off.

Space to work it in. The shot is

2:54:422:54:48

heavy.

2:54:482:54:50

Thoresen sending that one down the

ice, good penalty killing from the

2:54:562:55:03

Norwegians so far.

The two chances Slovenia has had,

2:55:032:55:06

both missing the net. A real

momentum killer when you are on the

2:55:062:55:11

power play, even if it doesn't go

in, if you can get that shot on

2:55:112:55:16

target, there will be a rebound and

an opportunity for the team on the

2:55:162:55:20

power play to jump on that rebound,

but if you miss the net, then all

2:55:202:55:28

bets are off from there.

Slovenia headboard again. Trying to

2:55:282:55:32

move this to the middle. Norway with

time ticking down. Close to an

2:55:322:55:39

offside. If this leads to a goal you

wonder if it would be reviewed by

2:55:392:55:46

the coaches. 5.4 seconds to go. That

will be held. At the side of the

2:55:462:55:54

net, another break in play. Big

breaking news before the game, one

2:55:542:55:58

of the Slovenian players, Tsegay

Jeglic has accepted a ruling that he

2:55:582:56:06

gave a positive test and he now has

24 hours to leave the athletes

2:56:062:56:14

village. It was for medication

usually used in the treatment of

2:56:142:56:18

asthma. But this news breaking right

before the start of this game.

2:56:182:56:24

Jeglic one of the star players of

this Slovenian team. His team-mates

2:56:242:56:28

haven't let him down at this stage,

haven't let the disappointment and

2:56:282:56:32

the shock of one of their players

being told he had to leave the

2:56:322:56:36

Olympic Village yet to them.

The response from Slovenia has been

2:56:362:56:47

impressive.

Talk about dealing

through adversity. One of the big

2:56:472:56:50

players.

2:56:502:56:55

players. He has said it is used for

asthma situations. There are banned

2:56:562:57:00

substances you are allowed to take

as long as you report it, medication

2:57:002:57:04

is whether you are sick or have

asthma, and your team officials have

2:57:042:57:08

to report it to doping control. So

there is no excuse when you are

2:57:082:57:13

taking a substance that is on the

banned list and thinking you are

2:57:132:57:17

doing it harmlessly, with asthma,

whatever the case, you had to report

2:57:172:57:21

it. You hear that excuse, I forgot,

that is not acceptable.

2:57:212:57:28

Thirsty work the sum, hot work. They

are ringing their bells, wearing the

2:57:282:57:33

costumes. The Slovenians are 20

minutes away from a place in the

2:57:332:57:36

last eight 1/4-final meeting with

the Olympic Athletes from Russia who

2:57:362:57:41

so far have been the stars of this

men's ice hockey tournament. After

2:57:412:57:46

40 minutes here, Jan Urbas has made

the difference, 1-0.

2:57:462:57:53

EILIDH BARBOUR: If you want to watch

the third period of this ice hockey,

2:57:532:57:59

head over to the Red Button. The

Olympic athletes of Russia light in

2:57:592:58:04

wait for the winner

2:58:042:58:05

next door to the Hockey Centre is

the Ice Arena and there is great

2:58:092:58:14

interest from a British perspective.

We have some pictures coming in and

2:58:142:58:19

it shows Elise Christie suited and

booted and out on the ice which

2:58:192:58:24

looks to be a positive sign ahead of

the 1000 metres heats. Her favourite

2:58:242:58:29

distance and her last chance in

Pyeongchang to try to break what

2:58:292:58:34

looks to be a Winter Olympics bad

luck. We are expecting an

2:58:342:58:45

announcement an hour before racing.

Here she is speaking if you hours

2:58:452:58:49

ago on her Instagram page.

-- a few hours. Everyone, I'm just

2:58:492:58:55

about to go to the ice rink. I

skated this morning for the first

2:58:552:59:00

time and it went quite well. To see

if I can get out there to race

2:59:002:59:07

today. I want to thank everyone who

has helped me up to this point.

2:59:072:59:12

We will let you know as soon as we

hear from the Gangneung Ice Arena

2:59:122:59:17

now it's Elise Christie will line up

on the start line for that 1000

2:59:172:59:22

metres heats which starts around

about 10am back at your time.

2:59:222:59:26

We have also heard from Rowan

Cheshire who finished a very

2:59:262:59:32

creditable seventh place in the

women's ski half pipe today. And

2:59:322:59:38

today, the turn of the men,

qualified took place at the Phoenix

2:59:382:59:42

Snow Park earlier. Three Brits in

action, look out for Murray Buchan

2:59:422:59:46

who has been doing some commentating

for us. Peter Speight, another Brit

2:59:462:59:51

to look out for. The best run counts

ahead of the final tomorrow, the top

2:59:512:59:57

12 going into the final. Let's join

our commentators.

2:59:573:00:06

Battling with injuries over the past

few years, in and out of hospital.

3:00:093:00:17

He was really ill in 2015. He nearly

died.

3:00:173:00:23

But he has come back from it. He has

a movie out on the Internet. It is

3:00:233:00:28

incredible, his story.

Incredible.

The double 12 at the top. He manages

3:00:283:00:38

to keep his legs turned. That is a

thing of beauty.

3:00:383:00:49

And tucked that one right into the

back pop pocket of the pipe,

3:00:523:00:56

And tucked that one right into the

back pop pocket of the pipe, he

3:00:563:00:57

squeezed it in!

Yeah, it was

absolutely... And that is a huge

3:00:573:01:03

thing for the judges, he's used to

the entirety of the pipe.

89.6. So,

3:01:033:01:11

it is the lead for Torin

Yater-Wallace. Alex Ferreira, the

3:01:113:01:23

man who kept us out of the US Pipe

team.

Yeah, the youngster out of

3:01:233:01:30

Aspen, Colorado, where they have

that formidable super pipe from

3:01:303:01:35

Snowmass. Learned his trade up

there, learned from the very best.

3:01:353:01:39

Silver in the X-Games just a few

weeks ago. Oh, it's astronomical for

3:01:393:01:43

the first one! So big into the

seven! Into the switch. Cork seven.

3:01:433:01:54

Chucking the 1260 to the moon! He

had his legs turned on there! What a

3:01:543:01:59

run!

We mentioned consistency with a

lot of these guys, but Alex Ferreira

3:01:593:02:04

has come... Well, still so young but

he came out of nowhere, almost in

3:02:043:02:11

the shadow of Torin Yater-Wallace

coming out of Aspen. Torin

3:02:113:02:15

Yater-Wallace came first and Alex

Ferreira was this kid snapping at

3:02:153:02:17

his heels, and all of a sudden he is

a staple in every single one of

3:02:173:02:22

these competitions!

3:02:223:02:27

these competitions! 92.6! So, the

kid who sat in...

Can I also say...?

3:02:273:02:40

He has sat in the shadow of Torin

Yater-Wallace for so long and he has

3:02:403:02:43

stepped out of it in the Olympics

are. And that was one of the most

3:02:433:02:47

pressurised competitions in a while.

And before we came on air I asked

3:02:473:02:52

James Wood who he thought was going

to take the win, and he said Alex

3:02:523:02:55

Ferreira.

Back at the top and Easter

is ready.

Come on, Pete. You learnt

3:02:553:03:05

on the dry slope home plight of your

hometown, Sheffield.

He's got the

3:03:053:03:11

nine in the bag.

3:03:113:03:16

nine in the bag. Back-to-back

nights. And a little bit flat but he

3:03:173:03:20

has kept the momentum into that

flyer.

He will be feeling good, he's

3:03:203:03:26

into his rhythm now.

And his

building good speed.

Alley-oop,

3:03:263:03:30

poking it out.

3:03:303:03:36

poking it out.

Put a run down. And

we have said it time and time again,

3:03:373:03:42

all you want to do is just come and

put your run down. It doesn't really

3:03:423:03:47

matter what happens, it's such a big

build-up to get to these Games.

The

3:03:473:03:55

720 here, and he misses the mute as

bus that will cost him with the

3:03:553:03:59

judges. 64.6 at the moment. That's

good enough for 11th place at the

3:03:593:04:04

moment. As all eyes go back to the

top four Aaron Blunck. This is some

3:04:043:04:14

pressure right now, second run,

halfway through the pack, he has got

3:04:143:04:19

to land his next run. The man from

Colorado with it all to do.

3:04:193:04:25

Beautiful 720 starting it off. There

the massive, completely blind Switch

3:04:253:04:31

99. How he does that I do not know!

Not as big as he normally goes.

3:04:313:04:39

Bring it round, Aaron Blunck! Thank

goodness!

It wouldn't be a final

3:04:393:04:44

without Aaron Blunck, would it?

No,

it would not. We can all breathe

3:04:443:04:49

again now! Because we want to see

the best guys in the final, we want

3:04:493:04:53

to see these big tricks that we know

these guys can do in the final. This

3:04:533:04:58

guy has amazing back-to-back

doubles, we haven't seen it there.

3:04:583:05:03

For me, Aaron Blunck has come out

and really, really turned it on.

3:05:033:05:06

94.4 zero! He goes from 12th to

first! Back up to the top of the

3:05:063:05:15

pipe for the final skier to drop in,

it is Great Britain's Murray Buchan.

3:05:153:05:20

66 on the first run, he's currently

sat in 14th place. Well within his

3:05:203:05:28

grasp is a finals berth. In 12 place

at the moment is Andreas Gohl on

3:05:283:05:35

68.6. If Murray can tidy up that

first run that he did just a little

3:05:353:05:41

bit then he will make the top 12.

Come on, Murray Buchan! Come on,

3:05:413:05:45

Murray!

The rest of his first run

was absolutely beautiful. Nice left

3:05:453:05:53

side 900 to start things off. Right

side 540, doing big and holding it

3:05:533:05:58

strong where we saw Brendan coming

unstuck. Tail grab, very clean, very

3:05:583:06:09

within Murray's ability. 720, into

his second... Double flowers! It was

3:06:093:06:15

better than run one!

It was way to

know! It absolutely was!

It was

3:06:153:06:22

better than run one. There is Izzy

Atkin! Was it that than Andreas's

3:06:223:06:29

run?

Like you said, he's got to

improve by 2.7 to make the finals

3:06:293:06:37

here. Oh! Life can be so cruel! Come

on, Murray! Oh!

They've punished him

3:06:373:06:47

for those missed wraps just on that

double.

That is such a shame for

3:06:473:06:53

Murray, but two out of two killer,

killer pipe runs, and to the top of

3:06:533:06:58

his ability. Murray Buchan walks

away with 14th in the Olympic Winter

3:06:583:07:05

Games.

Confirmation of the results

here. The Americans in the top three

3:07:053:07:10

spots, then two Kiwis. The

wellspring is and so unlucky for

3:07:103:07:15

Great Britain's Murray Buchan in

14th place. Mars up we probably

3:07:153:07:22

don't have to remind you, you came

this close, talk us through it true

3:07:223:07:26

to be honest I thought I skied quite

good, I was happy with my run.

I

3:07:263:07:31

thought my score was maybe slightly

low but it could have gone either

3:07:313:07:34

way. Under my second run I thought

was a lot better, I thought my

3:07:343:07:38

landings were cleaner and some of my

grabs were better. On my right

3:07:383:07:42

double my grabber wasn't great, and

just quite disappointed that I came

3:07:423:07:45

so close and didn't make the cut.

Disappointment for Murray Buchan in

3:07:453:07:51

particular. There won't be any Brits

in that pipe final, which to explain

3:07:513:07:56

some Thursday. I think I said

tomorrow - it will be Thursday at

3:07:563:07:59

around half past two in the morning.

If that is not high octane enough

3:07:593:08:06

for you, how

3:08:063:08:08

If that is not high octane enough

for you, how about a bit of this?

3:08:083:08:09

Late last night here in South Korea,

yesterday around lunchtime for you

3:08:093:08:12

at home, it was the men's team ski

jumping. It comes off the high hill,

3:08:123:08:18

which is terrifyingly high. And it

consists of four man team is, each

3:08:183:08:26

jumper goes once, the scores are

added together to get the team's

3:08:263:08:30

total score. Germany are the current

Olympic champions heading into this

3:08:303:08:34

one but they have had their injury

problems so there will be plenty

3:08:343:08:37

thinking they can topple them from

the podium. Ollie Williams will talk

3:08:373:08:41

you through it.

3:08:413:08:50

Ski jumping is known for its

individuals but this is a team

3:08:503:08:55

event. Germany are the reigning

Olympic champions and their flight

3:08:553:08:58

crew is much-changed from Sochi.

Poland have Kamil Stoch on board

3:08:583:09:04

Huddlestone entry they have never

won 18 ski jumping medal. And then,

3:09:043:09:08

of course, Norway with Squadron

leader Robert Johansen, he of the

3:09:083:09:12

rings moustache and bronze medals.

The Japanese man has plenty of air

3:09:123:09:19

miles, this his eighth Olympic

campaign and this was the last

3:09:193:09:22

chance to see him in action in

Pyeongchang. He could not finish on

3:09:223:09:26

a high as Japan ended up in sixth.

We thought that Austria would

3:09:263:09:31

compete but they have been a fading

force of late. By the third jump of

3:09:313:09:36

the second round they were faster

losing touch.

I think he wanted more

3:09:363:09:39

from that jump.

So we knew who would

be on the podium, we just weren't

3:09:393:09:45

quite sure of the order. Norway had

led all along and Poland had just

3:09:453:09:50

edged into second from Germany.

First up was the individual large

3:09:503:09:56

hill silver medallist, from Germany.

Ollie Williams takes up the story.

3:09:563:10:00

It is down to these, for Germany,

Andreas Wellinger. He has an Olympic

3:10:003:10:12

gold and an Olympic silver already,

he's going to get another medal -

3:10:123:10:18

what colour is it going to be... It

is quite long, he looks like he

3:10:183:10:22

wanted a bit more. It opens the door

a fraction for Poland. Here is

3:10:223:10:31

Germany's final score. And we will

see whether the man who won gold on

3:10:313:10:40

Saturday can pull Poland above that.

Kamil Stoch, three times and Olympic

3:10:403:10:47

champion. He won gold on Saturday,

they smuggled crates of beer into

3:10:473:10:53

the Olympic village after which.

Poland were just happy to be

3:10:533:10:58

celebrating - will they celebrate

again?! 134.5! It matches Andreas

3:10:583:11:05

Wellinger! We will go to the judges!

Look at those faces on the screen!

3:11:053:11:13

They're going to see it when you see

it. They are second! They will take

3:11:133:11:18

at least the bronze medal! But

Germany stay ahead of them! Will it

3:11:183:11:23

be silver or gold? Robert Johansson

of Norway has about a 20 point

3:11:233:11:31

cushion to play with! And for him

and for Norway, old is just some

3:11:313:11:35

whiskers away!

3:11:353:11:38

Here he goes, for gold.

3:11:413:11:47

It's long, it's clean, it's surely

enough for gold for Norway! Gold for

3:11:543:12:02

Robert Johansson, gold for the team!

They're on top of him already! He

3:12:023:12:07

has been imperious all Olympics

long! Two bronze medals, now,

3:12:073:12:13

they're going to be champions of the

team event for the first time in

3:12:133:12:16

their history, which is map, it's

crazy! The Norwegians invented this,

3:12:163:12:22

they've won 30 medals at the

Olympics, they've never won the team

3:12:223:12:26

event! And the man who has captured

so much attention around the world

3:12:263:12:33

IS the man who gets to glide home to

gold!

3:12:333:12:42

gold! There will be no close shave

in this Olympic team final! Robert

3:12:423:12:49

Johansson delivers a gold for

Norway! They will stand on top of

3:12:493:12:53

that team podium step for the first

time! Those

3:12:533:13:00

time! Those whiskers are golden, and

Norway are your team ski jump

3:13:003:13:03

Olympic champions!

3:13:033:13:09

So, Norway out in front by a long

way. Germany snuck silver position

3:13:093:13:13

ahead of Poland.

3:13:133:13:18

So, it is Norway who take gold, and

I have to say one of my favourite

3:13:183:13:23

stats from the Pyeongchang venues

comes from the ski jumping is in the

3:13:233:13:27

landing area is actually a football

pitch, one of five stadiums used by

3:13:273:13:35

the local team, Gangwon SEL EU can

thank me if ever comes up in a pub?

3:13:353:13:40

Elise Christie has been out on the

ice at the ice centre, no

3:13:403:13:45

confirmation yet whether she will

line up for the 1000m tonight or

3:13:453:13:48

not. It is her favourite event and

it is later run this morning, just

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after ten a and your time. Clare

Balding will give you all the latest

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take you three through it. From me,

though, goodbye for now.

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Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The day's action includes women's curling, with Great Britain taking on Japan in their penultimate round-robin game. Skip Eve Muirhead helped GB win bronze at the Sochi Olympics and is hoping for more medal success at these Games. There is also action from the men's ice hockey, with play-off matches taking place to fill the four remaining quarter-final berths.