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BBC Two Day 11: Great Britain's women in bobsleigh action

13:00-18:00: Coverage of day 11. GB's male and female curlers take on Norway and Japan respectively, while there is also plenty of bobsleigh, Nordic combined and ice hockey action.


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Elise Christie, but World Champion,

clearly not fully fit with that

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ankle damage, but keen to have a go

here if she can get through this

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heat. She will have another couple

of days to recover.

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A wave a go, and Christie goes down

before they reach the very first

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corner. And I think we will be

restarting the race.

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She's going to go again, Elise

Christie is not finished. Away they

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go. Christie at the back of the

field. She has avoided any trouble.

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And now she can get up to speed.

Three laps to go as they come

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around, and Christie just about

manages to stay on her feet, just

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forcing her way into second place as

they take the bell. Van Ruijven of

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the Netherlands leads with half a

lap to go. Christie in position to

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qualify here. Van Ruijven first over

the line, Christie in second.

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And this time, she manages to get

the job done, almost going down

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again there.

Managed to stay up and the referees

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are looking at the video replay.

The referee has gone across. Yellow

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card, Elise Christie. I can't

believe they have awarded her a

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yellow card.

Elise Christie is out of the Olympic

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Games.

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It has been a desperately

disappointing game for Team GB, for

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Elise Christie, a heartbreaking day.

Her Olympic Games are over, and she

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will take a fair while now to

recover both emotionally and indeed

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physically. She has this ankle

injury, she may have damaged it by

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trying to qualify for the

quarterfinals of the 1000 metres.

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Sarah Lindsey has been a friend and

team-mate for over a decade. Nicola

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Minichiello is a World Championship

gold medal winning bobsleigh driver,

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and Amy Williams, and Olympic

champion. They know what it takes to

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be the best. Sarah Lindsey, right

now, Elise Christie, you would think

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has had enough. But she said she

would be back for Beijing.

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Straightaway reflecting and fairly

clear-headed. It may be that we'll

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catch up with her in the next few

days. She came out very positive,

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and she loves our sport and has done

so much for it. Like she was saying,

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she has all these messages from kids

and people she's inspired, which I

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think probably helps her.

It isn't always the easy stories, it

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is the tough ones that have more

effect.

Oh, my God, sport has such

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highs and unfortunately today, such

devastating lows today. She is a

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competitor, a three-time world

champion, reigning world champion,

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but today she is an athlete that has

gone out and not met anything she

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wanted to do. Devastating for her.

Amy, when you are the star of the

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show, and you have been in that

position when you are the one that

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everyone is looking at, it does make

it even more difficult, doesn't it?

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Yeah, this pressure on athletes, and

you are fighting for yourself and

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your coaches, for your team, for

Great Britain, and it mounts up and

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becomes so big. But she is so

inspirational to so many young

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people, the determination and grit,

picking yourself up. Unfortunately,

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yes, in sport, there are not always

highs, there are highs and lows, and

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we are watching her, and her low is

in the public eye at these Olympics.

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It should be for her. She said in

her interview, she will go back out

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and represent Great Britain and do

Britain proud. She is taking a lot

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of responsible on there. She has

already done a lot for the sport,

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and everybody knows what track is.

But we are devastated for her, and

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we fielded the -- we are

disappointed, and it is times 1

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million for Elise.

If you are just

joining us on BBC Two, this is what

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she said as soon as she came back

out after realising she had a yellow

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card and was described by.

I did everything I could to turn

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this around. I have ligament damage

in my ankle, and putting a skate on

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is not the comfiest thing in the

world. We did everything we could to

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turn this around. It just wasn't

meant to be.

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If it was any other competition,

would you have been on the start

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line today?

No, I would have been

off the ice for five of weeks. I

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wouldn't have gone on in the World

Championships, and it wouldn't have

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been my choice. The only reason they

gave me the choice is because it is

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an Olympics. The worst that could

happen is I damage it more, and I

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may have, I have been kicked and

thrown off the start. But that

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didn't matter. I trained all my life

for this. It meant everything for

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me. Yet, it is done.

I hope everyone watching will think

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you have a hell of a lot of guts.

Yet, thanks! I

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Yet, thanks! I felt I really wanted

to get short track out there. It is

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such an amazing sport. I am going to

put my hands up, and say I have no

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idea why I have a yellow card. When

I watched the race, I was kicked on

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the start and fell over. I have

never had a yellow card in my life,

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I rarely get penalties. I went up

the inside, and on the video, I am

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past the girl. I have no idea! The

only thing I can think of is

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possibly the referee doesn't think

it is safe for me to race with my

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ankle as it is. He was encouraging

me to get off the ice after the fall

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at the start. If that is it, fair

enough. I can see why he might not

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want me to race like that, because

it might not be the safest. But,

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yeah...

We know how much work you put in.

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You are talking about putting short

track out there, you have already

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done that, you are the short track

champion. How do you some up these

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games, because I think it's fair to

say it has not gone very well.

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LAUGHTER

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You will have to ask me tomorrow.

Right now, I am shell-shocked. I

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worked so hard to come back from

this injury. I think 1000 people

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wouldn't have skated with my ankle

how it was. The only thing I can say

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is, I can promise Britain I will

come back from this, and I will come

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back for Beijing. And hopefully, I

can do Britain proud then.

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STUDIO: She is thinking of how to

put this right. Incredibly brave and

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resilient, Elise Christie, she

stayed out doing interviews with

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radio, television as well. Here is

the response of Team GB's

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performance director for short track

skating, Stewart Laing.

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First of all, if I can ask about

Elise Christie, the big short track

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hope for the games. It ended

tonight, and I don't know how to

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describe the circumstances in which

it ended. Put it into words for us.

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A shock, if you like. We have worked

really hard over the last two days

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to get Elise to the start line and

able to compete. She competed, she

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finished, she crossed the line in

second. And then, unfortunately, had

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a Jelle Klaasen. We are in shock. --

had a yellow card.

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Were their complaints about the

decision, getting the yellow card?

I

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haven't watched the racing back and

haven't had the chance to catch up

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with Nicky. We have been focusing on

making sure we are able to look

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after Elise and support her. She has

done a lot of media, so I am not in

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a position to comment on the yellow

card at this point.

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The fact she was on the start line

at all is testament to her and her

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desire to be out there. She did say

the sort of injury she had,

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normally, if it wasn't the Olympic

Games, she would look at 5-6 weeks

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of the eyes.

Maybe 4-6. And that is

purely and simply because we want

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the ligaments and ankle to be as

strong as we can do. On the eyes,

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they are pushing from a 17 inch

blade, and the power is going

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through the ankle. We would like it

to be as optimal as it can be. The

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Olubi games comes every four years.

We were medically cleared, we made

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the decision and Elise was at heart

of that decision.

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You say you want to support Elise

now, speaking to her afterwards, she

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seemed like she was already focusing

on Beijing. She seems like she is

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already better than where she was

four years back at Sochi.

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Absolutely. You have seen Elise this

evening, she is far more robust

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after she was at Sochi. We have a

national lottery to thank for that

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and the support they have given us

throughout the four years cycle. It

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is great to hear an athlete in the

position Elise is in talking about

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Beijing and the future. Hopefully,

with the support of the national

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Lottery and UK sport, we continue

the journey and target Beijing will

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stop I think the medal target was 1-

to medals.

It didn't happen for us,

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what is your take on that?

A lot of

people have said this is short

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track, which it is. We can't forget,

Elise made a capital a final, coming

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forth outside the podium, so we have

shown we have a genuine podium

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potential. We weren't able to

realise it here. There are a number

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of great athletes coming through the

ranks, Farrell Treacy, highest

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position, 14, at this and in big

games. Kat Thomson, in another four

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years, I am sure she will be vying

for medals as well. The future is

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bright, we will have potential that

we didn't realise it. This is the

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sport of short track, it is a crazy

sport.

Everyone watching can see

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that. You can be the best in the

world, and all it takes is a nudge

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to go down. For the people that

decide whether money goes, do they

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understand that?

I understand so.

The director of performance were at

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the World Champion chips where Elise

became world champion. We talk about

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being triple world champion, because

one of them is not an Olympic event.

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But they fell in love with short

track and have shown the support to

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short track speed skating over this

Olympic cycle.

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What is next for Elise, Charlotte,

Kat

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What is next for Elise, Charlotte,

Kat, after Pyeongchang?

We go home

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and review, take a break. At the end

of a cycle, people work hard. One

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thing this season was that the

Olympic qualifiers were so early,

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there was only a two week break from

the end of one season to the next.

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Everyone will take downtime and

breast, it will vary in terms of

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time. I think Elise and Charlotte

might take a little bit longer, that

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is absolutely fine, but both are

talking about their future and that

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is on the ice, which is great to

hear.

Have they discuss that with

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you? They both mentioned Beijing?

It

is not something we have entertained

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getting stuck into now because we

want to focus on Pyeongchang, but

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the fact they are walking through

the mix zone and talking about it,

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and that is music to my ears.

Tough luck on the way it has panned

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out this week, but thanks for your

time over the week.

Thanks for the

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support.

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It has been a long night and come

addition for Stewart Laing and the

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short track team and support team.

These the allocation of funding is.

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Short track were predicted 1-2-mac

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They have achieved that name.

We

have to see how that goes. --

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haven't achieved. Like Stewart said,

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have to see how that goes. --

haven't achieved. Like Stewart said,

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we demonstrated we were good enough,

but it is impossible to predict in

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our sport.

That is what makes it so

different. If you keep investing in

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Bobsleigh and skeleton, results will

improve. You can invest as much as

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you like in short track, and you

have an incident where you foul or

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someone found you and you are out.

Three medals at the Olympic Games

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potentially, but coming away with

none. It can go in your favour as

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well, you can be outside medal

contenders, things can go wrong and

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you can take advantage, it is swings

and roundabouts. It is such a

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terrible shame that we have somebody

so good, she is the fastest girl out

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there, and it has unfolded the way

it has.

Do you think the Olympics is

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becoming this thing in her head? Did

you see her skate differently? Is

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there anything you wish she had

done?

She skated brilliantly. If you

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look back through all the races,

things were happening to her out of

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her control. She went into the

Olympics satisfied with her previous

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performances. She is World Champion.

On paper, that is much more

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difficult than the Olympics. The

Olympics comes with other things

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that make it harder, but she knows

she is the best, and she is

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comfortable with that. Obviously,

the Olympics holds a lot of kudos

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for everybody outside the sport, and

it gets media attention, so there is

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more pressure. She has gone into the

com petition with a lot of weight on

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her shoulders.

Looking at the

funding graphic, Nicola, you were

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looking at Bobsleigh, who hasn't

received any funding. Misha McNeill

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and Measham more of the quickest duo

after the first run -- Mica Moore.

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We know they have talent and

potential. This is testament, if you

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look at the start time, the start

differential for every hundredth of

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a second at the start, that is

automatically around 3 or 4-mac

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hundredths.

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They would have been right up there

or do you see from this that gives

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you encouragement that they could

move up the leaderboard? They need

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to be consistent on the start still.

If they can maintain the time they

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had on this long run, she is driving

it really well. She didn't make any

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big mistakes. She didn't really make

any mistakes on what you can see.

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Tiny taps here and there. This will

have given her confidence. She has

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great speed. She is building it up

as she goes down the track. To know

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after run one, she is in sixth

place. The double Olympic champion

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is in first place, who started

faster and yet Mica has crept up. I

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would take a lot of confidence. She

knows she needs to do exactly the

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same thing three more times and she

might move up.

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Exactly. America leading the way, as

Amy mentions, Kayleigh Humphreys,

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the double Olympic champion in

fifth. Misha McNeill just behind her

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in sick. If you could say anything

to them right now, what would it be?

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Just do your thing. Just focus on

her. At this point, there will be

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Olympic fever going crazy. Everyone

will want to talk about the

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opportunity of medals, but she needs

to concentrate, same track, same

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sled, same drive, same start.

They

are going in reverse order. Here are

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one of the German crews. It's pick

it up with John Jackson and John

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Hunt.

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COMMENTATOR: Eighth quickest off the

blocks in one with 547, and they

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have gone slightly slower. The

Austrian is leading. We go in

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reverse order from 20 down to one.

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She was one of the potential outside

medallists, top five, top six, she

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is overdriving the sled. She hasn't

dialled into the track today, for

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whatever reason, whether it is just

first round nerve, she is not an

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experienced pilot. That is what she

is costing her time. The German sled

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love this track. They love the speed

at the bottom. But I don't know

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whether she has done too much and

forced the line, and not found the

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speed.

This is the world number

seven pairing we are looking at a

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the moment. They are not looking

like that at the moment. They can't

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get past Hengster, which is a great

disappointment. There the Austrians

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enjoy a bit more time in centre

stage. Same sort of time, but they

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just needed to go quicker. Others

round them are going quicker.

That

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is a different, when we talk about

consistency with medal, it has to be

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quick, this is going to be middle of

the road which is why she is sat

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where is is. Not a bad run at all.s

there was no real mistake, a nudge

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in the wall, you see the difference

between the lines here, a lot

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smoother line from the German sled,

that could be just how much more

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work she has done, as they come on

to the same line as exiting the

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corner.

All these in the bottom half are

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currently desperately trying to get

near to 51 seconds. When we get to

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the leaders they will be trying to

get nearer 50. That is the

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difference. Here for Romania in 12th

place. We have consince and Grecu.

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Very versatile these two. Each can

operate either pilot or brake. The

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Romanians have done really well at

this Olympic games in all sorts of

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disciplines.

We saw it in luge, we saw it in the

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men's two man bob as well. Trying to

hold on to 12th place. They need a

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5.50 sort of start to push them to

their goals.

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Again, one of the teams that are

just suffering a bit with their

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overall sort of result, just because

of their start. If they had a good

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start they would be further up the

order. This pilot really drives

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well. Maria is still a developing

pilot but has some good skills in

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the front of a sled. All the lines

here are looking good, as she comes

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across, this pivotal part of the

track, a nudge and a little

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nudge,some he is closing in, but is

it going to sort, the time grow or

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is she going to catch up to the

Austrian, she has lost a lot of time

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coming down that straight.

It will

be disappointing for them. They have

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dropped behind, can they pull any

time back? No, they have lost over

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three tenths in one run on the

Austrians who continue to smile and

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improve their position. Hengster

still our leader. They will be

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disappointed with that, Constantin.

It is a rare bad run for them.

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Nothing major but the bits are the

difference, the times are so tight.

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If you make one mistake you have got

the potential of dropping back two

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or three place, a little nudge here,

little mistake at the top, but all

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in all she might have overdrove 12,

which can cost a lot of time at the

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bottom.

Moving all the time to the top ten.

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Mica McNeill and Mica Moore sit

sixth. Belgian, in 11th place.

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Williamson and arts. Sixth in Sochi,

fine result there. -- Aerts. . Twice

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being ranked in the top four, that

has drifted away a bit.

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And here she goes, this is one of

the slowest starring teams. 5.53

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they achieved earlier, they have

gone slower, I that handicap

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themselves with this start

They do.

This has been Willemsen's problem,

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she has had top four result, she is

a quality driver but the issue is

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everybody has the same I quipment as

the Belgians and so she is on a

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level playing field. That is why she

can't drive them back like she used

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to be able to.

She was good down the straight

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again, amazing line, right down the

middle. She will carry the speed, a

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tap there, that won't cost her too

much, but the peed is starting to

0:21:420:21:47

drop away, because the Austrians'

run was really good.

History

0:21:470:21:53

repeating itself for Willemsen here,

can she hold the Austrians at bay?

0:21:530:21:58

No, drops behind them. As the

Austrians celebrate further they

0:21:580:22:03

were clear at the top of this hill.

Seven 8th of a mile.

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Not going to be sixth again on that

run, John.

No, certainly not. It is

0:22:140:22:18

just because they have got far too

much work to do from this point on,

0:22:180:22:22

when they are at the top of the

track, you can see here, she has a

0:22:220:22:26

great line through the, the oh, into

corner 12, she does a bit too much

0:22:260:22:31

there, and scrubs off some speed. I

think she overdrove the bottom of

0:22:310:22:35

the track, which is why she started

losing speed.

There is our leader.

0:22:350:22:41

Working till the last minute.

Taylor, putting in the graft. She

0:22:410:22:48

leads. Next up for the Olympic

athletes of Russian team. In tenth

0:22:480:22:58

place. Kocherzhova and Rodionova. In

stark contrast to the Belgian team,

0:22:580:23:05

these guys are like rockets off the

blocks but it all just goes horribly

0:23:050:23:10

wrong. At the end of testify track.

You expect a good time here off the

0:23:100:23:15

block, 5.30 something like that.

5.39. Still good. One of the best.

0:23:150:23:20

This is why it is going wrong, you

can hear her driving straightaway.

0:23:200:23:24

The big mistake there, a bit too

much in the top three Conners

0:23:240:23:28

already, she is overdriving. That is

where she is losing speed. She is

0:23:280:23:32

doing too much. You can hear her

cutting ice, she will get that wrong

0:23:320:23:35

because she runs too long, too long

on eight. She is getting a bit

0:23:350:23:39

behind the sled. What I mean is she

is missing the steering points which

0:23:390:23:44

is why she looks a bit out of

control. She has not been settled at

0:23:440:23:49

all on this run. She will be lucky

to stay ahead at this point from

0:23:490:23:53

looking what the the clock is doing.

She was nearly 25th hundreds in

0:23:530:24:00

front of the Austrians that is in

danger of evaporating and it has.

0:24:000:24:06

She has lost nearly half a second on

the Ouse stran, Hengster still in

0:24:060:24:11

front. That was pretty moderate

stuff from the Russians.

Lots of

0:24:110:24:17

mistake, all the way down that, was

the problem, from corner four, on

0:24:170:24:21

wards, it was just tap, corner,

entrance wrong, entrance wrong,

0:24:210:24:26

entrance wrong, and you can't have

that at this level. The start was

0:24:260:24:30

good, but you need four consistent

drives, and there is half a second

0:24:300:24:36

difference nearly between the first

and second run, she has lost five

0:24:360:24:40

places on one run, everything is so

tight. You can't afford to make

0:24:400:24:45

mistakes like that.

0:24:450:24:50

mistakes like that. That.

Hengster.

Chat things the through. Here now,

0:24:540:25:03

Canadians. Three teams here at the

Olympic Games. They are all in the

0:25:030:25:07

top nine at the moment. We will see

Humphreys and Rissling shortly. This

0:25:070:25:14

is De Bruyne and Lotholz in ninth

place. The snapshot of run one was a

0:25:140:25:23

good started but it slowly but

surely slipped away, down the run,

0:25:230:25:26

they lost speed after aed good

start. 5.48. Almost exactly the same

0:25:260:25:32

as run one, let us see if they can

hold it this time.

Christina is a

0:25:320:25:38

relatively inexperienced pilot

compared to the other Canadian, but

0:25:380:25:40

maybe it was just a bit of first

round nerve, hopefully she can

0:25:400:25:46

settle in and make a move move

forward. Don't think about the

0:25:460:25:51

Austrian, think about moving forward

and getting up the ranks. That

0:25:510:25:56

should help her. She is pulling out

of big margin, a lot will be to do

0:25:560:26:00

with the start. This driver has been

cleaned up. Maybe she might lose

0:26:000:26:05

speed at the bottom but still she

will have a lead. Lead.

She started

0:26:050:26:11

off with a three tenth advantage and

it has grown to four tent, you are

0:26:110:26:16

right, that just puts a bit of

pressure on the next to to go, in

0:26:160:26:22

8th and seventh place.

0:26:220:26:27

8th and seventh place. It wasn't a

lot quicker.

That is the consistency

0:26:280:26:32

you need. If you can't put four

consistent runs down you end up

0:26:320:26:39

dropping place, great overhead shots

of the way the brake woman and pilot

0:26:390:26:44

come into the sled. A couple of

little errors but overall that was a

0:26:440:26:48

good run. She will be happy with her

first day's work. You can see how

0:26:480:26:54

tight it is to miss the right wall

and get into that corner.

0:26:540:27:01

Canada lead but that leaderboard

will be shaken up dramaticically in

0:27:010:27:05

the next 15 minutes.

-- dramatically.

You can see the

0:27:050:27:11

camaraderie between the athlete,

ewhen hen they know they have put

0:27:110:27:15

one down well they congratulate each

other.

0:27:150:27:21

other.

In 8th place for Switzerland

Rebsamen and Hafner. Shouting to

0:27:240:27:29

each other, coaches bellowing,

unbelievely Sabrina was fourth in

0:27:290:27:35

the World Championships 13 years

ago. 5.53. Not as quick as she would

0:27:350:27:40

have hoped for.

She has been in the

sport of sliding for a while. She

0:27:400:27:45

took a few years out. Did skeleton

and now she is back in the

0:27:450:27:49

bobsleigh, she is a quality pilot.

Although she makes a mistake there,

0:27:490:27:54

she runs a bit long on seven, a bit

too high, to stay in front testify

0:27:540:28:01

Canadians. Di.had a good run. She is

tolding -- holding it but needs to

0:28:010:28:06

be good through this part of track

to keep hold. It is going to be a

0:28:060:28:11

dead tie.

She was very high on the curve

0:28:110:28:16

there, she hit to the left-hand

side, exit of 15 as well. Two costly

0:28:160:28:23

points at the tail there. And Hafner

can't get past De Bruyne. In fact,

0:28:230:28:31

was 17 hundreds off. She is looking

quizzical about that.

Sloppy in

0:28:310:28:37

place, she had a mistake at the top

and one down the bottom and

0:28:370:28:42

overdrove the sled. The start was

OK, again, her roughly about where

0:28:420:28:47

she would be within the pack but

they both get in together to try and

0:28:470:28:56

carry velocity, not bad through

here, squeezes through, maybe

0:28:560:29:02

overdrove corner 12 a bit. That is

what has cost her a bit of time.

0:29:020:29:07

The British women will be out in a

minute. There is a big pairing to

0:29:070:29:11

come next for Canada, who have had a

great games here. Rissling and

0:29:110:29:19

Heather Moyse, standing in seventh

place.

0:29:190:29:24

They were so consistent through

their run, just really not quite

0:29:240:29:29

fast enough with a 50.81 first time.

They were second quickest off the

0:29:290:29:35

blocks and they finished of course

if seventh place as well. -- seventh

0:29:350:29:41

quickest off the block. Moyse is an

amazing athlete at the break.

0:29:410:29:47

Rissling got in touch with her on

Instagram to form this partnership.

0:29:470:29:52

Moyse was formally with the former

double gold medallist Humphreys. The

0:29:520:30:01

first thing to watch for and hay

have done it again, exactly the

0:30:010:30:04

same.

Now this run, I believe will be, no,

0:30:040:30:10

I don't think, she made a mistake

there, I was going to say this run

0:30:100:30:14

could be the one she moves forward.

She was third here last year but she

0:30:140:30:19

has made a mistake at the top. Top.

So I don't know if she going to

0:30:190:30:24

settle in. He will want to stay in

front of her team-mate who has put

0:30:240:30:28

the run down and she was really good

through there, she has a big lead.

0:30:280:30:34

Will this be the run that will put

pressure on Mica McNeill who is

0:30:340:30:38

coming up? As she comes through the

big curve into the speed trap.

83mph

0:30:380:30:45

at their peak. Rissling and Moyse,

and that leader sap rated. They had

0:30:450:30:52

a big advantage at one stage over De

Bruyne. They held the advantage but

0:30:520:30:59

it whittleded away, round the last

three or four curves.

It could have

0:30:590:31:04

been because corner 12 wasn't as

good, you don't look at the split

0:31:040:31:09

you go through, you look at the one

before, that is where the mistakes

0:31:090:31:13

have been made or you have

overdriven the sled. Again, you have

0:31:130:31:16

two time Olympic champion on the

back of your sled, it brings

0:31:160:31:20

confidence to you, and she is a

young pilot, first Olympic game, but

0:31:200:31:24

it is about building that experience

and that is what Heather is there

0:31:240:31:28

are to to help her build experience.

You can see the difference between

0:31:280:31:33

the two Canadian sled, there is not

much difference in the line,

0:31:330:31:38

Rissling at the back,er sorry the

other way round, it is not much

0:31:380:31:42

difference in the line, you can see

the small margins we have got

0:31:420:31:46

between the top pilots coming

0:31:460:31:53

14th quickest after run one with

that 552, but they were a dream team

0:31:560:32:03

down this track to put themselves in

sixth place. Given what wrestling

0:32:030:32:08

has done, there is a big chance they

can hold six or better. 553 was

0:32:080:32:15

anticipated.

This gap will grow a

little bit and that is down to the

0:32:150:32:22

start. Mica is driving this track

really well, considering that she

0:32:220:32:27

has only had ten runs on this track.

You can see the gap is starting to

0:32:270:32:31

close. This is the part of the track

she has been doing so well, getting

0:32:310:32:36

the straight right. Coming through

clean, she gets a tap, but she will

0:32:360:32:40

carry enough speed at this point.

Another mistake, she needs to settle

0:32:400:32:44

into the run. She is closing, but is

there enough track to come in front

0:32:440:32:49

of the Canadians at the bottom?

It

has gone green, they are quicker,

0:32:490:32:54

can they put pressure on Kaillie

Humphries for the next position.

0:32:540:32:57

4-mac hundreds ahead of wrestling.

That is a slight improvement of 100,

0:32:570:33:05

relative to wrestling, who has just

gone. But now, Kaillie Humphries to

0:33:050:33:10

go. Babbel end run two no worse than

six. It wasn't to be.

It was due to

0:33:100:33:22

the little mistakes in the lower

part of the track. She had a great

0:33:220:33:27

load into the sled. It was this,

here. Getting a tap and she makes a

0:33:270:33:38

mistake and that is where the time

difference has gone. Overall, what a

0:33:380:33:42

great day for this team.

Sixth place

at the higher end of expectations,

0:33:420:33:49

John, wasn't it?

It was.

Realistically, Mica has had a top

0:33:490:33:53

ten, but six is good.

Now, Kaillie

Humphries finds herself in fifth

0:33:530:33:59

place with work to do if she is to

hold on to the gold medal for the

0:33:590:34:04

third time. Electric start, usually.

We are

0:34:040:34:12

We are talking 5.31, so she has done

it again. Curiously for her, even at

0:34:120:34:17

her elevated standard, it dribbled

away in run number one.

This is the

0:34:170:34:23

run Kaillie Humphries needs to keep

her Olympic... retaining her Olympic

0:34:230:34:29

title for a third time alive. If she

gets it wrong at any point, her

0:34:290:34:32

chances of a medal are gone,

certainly the gold. She needs to be

0:34:320:34:36

good through this point. This is her

sort of best now. I think she is

0:34:360:34:42

losing speed. I don't know whether

Mica will come in front of her, but

0:34:420:34:49

she is losing speed to the British

sled.

If she keeps on losing speed,

0:34:490:34:53

she is already 2-mac tempts behind.

She only finishes a tenth ahead of

0:34:530:35:00

Mica McNeill. More of a gap between

Humphries and McNeill between fifth

0:35:000:35:07

and six, but whether that is good

enough,

0:35:070:35:13

enough, there is real doubts now

that Kaillie Humphries can get

0:35:150:35:17

herself another gold-medal.

You can

see it in her eyes. She knows it

0:35:170:35:24

wasn't good enough. A great pair of

athletes on the sled. A great start,

0:35:240:35:30

but she is losing speed at the

bottom of the track. That is coming

0:35:300:35:33

from over driving eight down to 12,

killing the speed as we get down to

0:35:330:35:40

the bottom part of the track.

0:35:400:35:45

the bottom part of the track. You

just can't find the speed, it is so

0:35:460:35:48

easy to lose it.

Into the top four.

Two strong American teams, and two

0:35:480:35:55

strong German teams. Next up in

fourth place, Stephanie Schneider.

0:35:550:36:00

She went 5.35 earlier. Number five

in the world. She dropped to 18 last

0:36:000:36:06

year or the year before, largely due

to injury, a broken collarbone

0:36:060:36:12

twice, I think. There is a rumour

around that she is still carrying an

0:36:120:36:17

injury here, Schneider. 5.35, she

has gone quicker than that. There is

0:36:170:36:23

every chance she can cement her

position relative to Kaillie

0:36:230:36:26

Humphries.

That was a little mistake

there in corner two on the entrance

0:36:260:36:32

to corner three. Another mistake

there. She is a relatively

0:36:320:36:36

inexperienced pilot compared to

Kaillie

0:36:360:36:38

inexperienced pilot compared to

Kaillie. Is this where she will drop

0:36:380:36:41

behind and Kaillie will show her

experience? The Germans really,

0:36:410:36:49

their equipment loves the fast part

of the track down here. Is this

0:36:490:36:52

where she pulls ahead of Kaillie

Humphries because she has started

0:36:520:36:56

losing speed? It certainly looks

like she is losing speed at the

0:36:560:37:00

bottom compared to Kayleigh.

The

Germans sled stone normally lose

0:37:000:37:03

speed. A fraction ahead of

Humphries. Humphries has seen the

0:37:030:37:13

gap close on Schneider. There she

is, Kaillie

0:37:130:37:18

gap close on Schneider. There she

is, Kaillie, on the right. 50.93

0:37:180:37:21

won't be good enough. We saw it in

the men's event, run two,

0:37:210:37:26

invariably, they were slower than

run one.

That is what happened here.

0:37:260:37:29

It certainly is. They have obviously

had 17 sled is go down already. The

0:37:290:37:37

track will scuff up a little bit,

but some of the lines are not as

0:37:370:37:41

consistent and good as the first

run. They were online and in the

0:37:410:37:47

zone. Now, they are relaxing and

things are getting loose for these

0:37:470:37:51

inexperienced pilots stop Mica

McNeill and Mica Moore, no worse

0:37:510:38:01

than six at the end of today. It is

a great achievement. Now we move on

0:38:010:38:07

to those who have a big chance for

the medals. First of the American

0:38:070:38:14

teams, Sabina Hafner, bronze

medallist in Sochi. Always

0:38:140:38:19

competitive together with Aja Evans

behind her. They won in Park City,

0:38:190:38:27

consistent this winter, the only

blip

0:38:270:38:34

blip came earlier in the season.

5.32 would be a good replica time,

0:38:390:38:45

slightly slower, a 50.59 would be

good news like they achieved in run

0:38:450:38:50

number one.

It would and they have

got through the crucial part of the

0:38:500:38:54

track really well. I was watching to

see if they got through. 1 Hundred

0:38:540:39:01

behind at the moment. They will

start pulling away from the Germans

0:39:010:39:03

as they come down the track, because

they made a lot of mistakes at this

0:39:030:39:07

point. Building speed now. This is

crucial, the corner as they come

0:39:070:39:10

through the stage. The American

sleds really like building speed at

0:39:100:39:17

the bottom part of the track. Is it

enough? Yes, I think she will pull

0:39:170:39:22

ahead, but by how much in the flat

part of the track?

Four hundreds

0:39:220:39:28

ahead of the run one, she has

dropped back into the red. She is

0:39:280:39:32

behind Schneider now. We did not

expect that. Schneider and Jamie

0:39:320:39:38

Greubel Poser swap places. Schneider

goes third, Greubel Poser will

0:39:380:39:44

probably be fought. The two still to

come may have good runs. We should

0:39:440:39:50

know, John, never, ever assume

before we see on this track.

0:39:500:39:55

Certainly not. Just to go back to

Mica's run, Mica was faster than the

0:39:550:40:01

person that was in... she is around

third and fourth place. It shows how

0:40:010:40:07

well the Brits driving. That mistake

in the straight cost her.

Worth

0:40:070:40:15

emphasising, Mica's overall position

to the leader is now only 0.16 off

0:40:150:40:23

Schneider. Let's see what the final

two do. This is Mariama Jamanka, the

0:40:230:40:30

former Hammer thrower, presenting

Germany with Lisa Buckwitz. They are

0:40:300:40:35

good starters, not usually the

fastest. 5.37 was their speed in run

0:40:350:40:42

one, marginally slower. Jamanka gave

it everything in run one to sit

0:40:420:40:50

second.

A mistake that she got away

with. The sled touched down. A

0:40:500:40:55

mistake again. These small margins,

these pilots have to be perfect. The

0:40:550:41:03

first person to fringe will miss out

on a medal. Medals can't be won

0:41:030:41:07

today, but they can be lost, as you

get through centimetres off the

0:41:070:41:13

perfect line, but that is the

difference between getting it right

0:41:130:41:16

and costing time. She has got to

keep a good margin as she comes down

0:41:160:41:19

to the speed trap.

A good margin as

well. Jamanka finishing well for

0:41:190:41:24

Germany. She puts herself in a great

position. Jamanka has moved three

0:41:240:41:32

tenths ahead of Schneider and

Greubel Poser. It is a case

0:41:320:41:45

Greubel Poser. It is a case now of

Elana Meyers Taylor doing better.

0:41:450:41:50

That was great from Jamanka.

A

couple of little mistakes here and

0:41:500:41:53

there. It was almost perfect.

Through here, it looks like she taps

0:41:530:41:59

on the wall, just there, that nudge

across is crucial, just hundredths

0:41:590:42:04

of a second. What we need to see now

is Elana Meyers Taylor put a big run

0:42:040:42:09

in. If she doesn't, she's going to

drop behind. Because that was a good

0:42:090:42:13

run.

It was. Jamanka in great shape.

1 to go.

0:42:130:42:26

Currently in first place, the

Americans, Elana Meyers Taylor and

0:42:260:42:31

Lauren James. They were the quickest

starters and they were in front as

0:42:310:42:36

well at the finish. They had a two

hundreds advantage. They have seen

0:42:360:42:44

Jamanka take a big lead over the

rest of the field. Meyers Taylor

0:42:440:42:49

needs to do the same. If you missed

run one, it was very quick but

0:42:490:42:53

littered with errors. Meyers Taylor

goes off in pursuit of the one prize

0:42:530:42:58

that has eluded her throughout her

career, an Olympic gold medal, 5.21

0:42:580:43:03

is a track record to start with.

This is why they are in the lead.

0:43:030:43:07

That is a big mistake. That is what

is going to cost her, 23 hundredths

0:43:070:43:14

of May but her in the red, or she

may hold onto the green. She has

0:43:140:43:19

lost a tenth in two corners, so I

think she will struggle to keep

0:43:190:43:24

that, unless she is perfect, which

she wasn't through here on the first

0:43:240:43:28

run.

0:43:280:43:34

run. Yeah, you can see it, but has

she got enough?

Meyers Taylor was

0:43:340:43:39

fast as well. Germany, the states,

Jamanka, 2-1, the two will be the

0:43:390:43:46

leaders. Meyers Taylor has lost the

lead, 7 hundredths behind Mariama

0:43:460:43:53

Jamanka, who will lead after day

one. The big message is that those

0:43:530:43:58

two are a comfortable margin ahead

of Humphries, Greubel Poser. But

0:43:580:44:07

Mica McNeill, as we will see in a

moment, is less than two tenths of

0:44:070:44:14

the medals at the moment. A big

statement run from Mariama Jamanka

0:44:140:44:18

in particular. As Meyers Taylor

loses the lead.

It was this mistake.

0:44:180:44:25

We have gone past it already. Not

here, that was another mistake. It

0:44:250:44:29

was in corner two when she had a big

tap on the left and a big slide

0:44:290:44:33

around corner three. That cost her.

You can see the snow thrown up as

0:44:330:44:37

the break woman stopping the sleds.

It is hard to stop these sleds at 80

0:44:370:44:43

mph.

0:44:430:44:48

mph. Everyone heading back and

requiring a big night of sleep.

0:44:500:44:57

Getting the congratulations is

Mariama Jamanka, on the right, Elana

0:44:570:45:01

Meyers Taylor, who lost the lead. At

the halfway stage, close between

0:45:010:45:05

Jamanka and Elana Meyers Taylor,

quite a big gap to Schneider,

0:45:050:45:11

Greubel Poser and the defending

Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries

0:45:110:45:15

in fifth place. But then, only a

tenth behind them the Great Britain,

0:45:150:45:19

still in sixth place. Mica McNeill

and Mica Moore.

0:45:190:45:26

STUDIO:

0:45:260:45:33

behind but only just.

0:45:330:45:36

Great speed in the first two runs,

quite exciting.

0:45:380:45:45

It is a brand-new track so this is

day six on the track for us, and we

0:45:450:45:49

haven't had a lot of time here, our

focus, we wanted to build each run

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on the start and the drive down, but

it's a front track and it's going

0:45:530:45:58

well so far, so we're looking

forward to carrying that into

0:45:580:46:00

tomorrow.

What has been your mind

set for your first Olympics?

Oh my

0:46:000:46:05

gosh, mainly enjoy it. It is both

our first Olympics and we have done

0:46:050:46:09

so well to get here, and we just

want to ensure it and hopefully that

0:46:090:46:14

enjoyment will result in a good

position.

0:46:140:46:21

Mica, most team B athletes have an

enormous amount of support but you

0:46:220:46:26

have had supporters who got you

here.

Definitely, we stand by all

0:46:260:46:31

the way through to the Olympics were

were brought by the people. We want

0:46:310:46:36

to say a massive thank you, our

family and friends behind us all the

0:46:360:46:40

way and the kind messages from

everyone at home. It has been

0:46:400:46:44

incredible and overwhelming support.

We have urn theed our Wi-Fi off

0:46:440:46:47

today because we wanted to just

focus on the race but we are excited

0:46:470:46:53

to read the messages tomorrow.

So we

have 21, 22 hourses before you race

0:46:530:46:57

again, what is your mind going to be

full of between now and then?

I

0:46:570:47:02

think I am going to replay the run

through my mind. It was fun, I

0:47:020:47:07

enjoyed it. It is amazing to be out

there with Mica.

There

There is a

0:47:070:47:13

message from everything in the

studio which is do your thing.

Thank

0:47:130:47:17

you so much.

Just great to see those smiling

0:47:170:47:22

faces. This is the classic underdog

story.

This is so exciting, and she

0:47:220:47:29

had the talent, she had the

potential. This is a reflection, she

0:47:290:47:33

said there is no pressure, they are

going tout to enjoy it. Considering

0:47:330:47:38

she has had less runs than everybody

else on the track, she has a nice

0:47:380:47:43

feeling for it. Mica is a great

driver, they are a fantastic team.

0:47:430:47:48

They put down two solid teams. They

are only 16 hundredth off bronze

0:47:480:47:55

medal place. They have had six runs

to learn these 16 corners, and you

0:47:550:48:00

are doing like two or three steers

or more in each corner, having to

0:48:000:48:04

change your decision so quickly, if

you make a bump like that, how am I

0:48:040:48:08

going to get through the next one?

She is such a natural driver, and,

0:48:080:48:13

me and Nicola have beaming faces

because it is

0:48:130:48:17

me and Nicola have beaming faces

because it is so exciting to see two

0:48:170:48:19

young girls not knowing this track

in sixth place. As they say power by

0:48:190:48:22

the people. Everybody who has

invested in them they are getting

0:48:220:48:26

their money's worth.

Just a bit. If

it wasn't for the people, the

0:48:260:48:30

British public who got behind them,

they wouldn't be here, that is just,

0:48:300:48:33

they wouldn't have got to the start

line. This is just an amazing story.

0:48:330:48:37

You wonder if they had had full

support and funding, how much higher

0:48:370:48:42

up would they be?

This is our

future, these two girls are here in

0:48:420:48:47

the bobsleigh, that I train in Bath.

They have the push track there, they

0:48:470:48:51

can practise their start, get

stronger and faster, she is a

0:48:510:48:55

natural driver, and we with good

coaching and a lot of time on the

0:48:550:48:58

ice bring on four years after that.

I can't believe they have to car

0:48:580:49:03

Irish their own bob off the ice! One

of the runs I am sure they will look

0:49:030:49:07

at to see how the drive course well

is the Jamaican first crew

She is

0:49:070:49:18

fantastic. She is relatively

inexperienced but the underdog. She

0:49:180:49:23

wasn't one of the favourite, she has

gone out there. Fantastic velocity

0:49:230:49:29

again and the lines are clean. It a

tidy run.

3.72, the fastest of the

0:49:290:49:36

second runs.

Yes, and once you have

got that, you have your confidence,

0:49:360:49:40

you know the track, you like it, you

have to be consistent, keep your

0:49:400:49:44

head together and it is such a

psychological game, the drivers can

0:49:440:49:48

be almost as skilled as each other,

who can hold it together in the

0:49:480:49:52

head. As we saw after the Germans

come down here, the Americans had an

0:49:520:49:58

incredible start time. Track record,

they couldn't keep it together on

0:49:580:50:00

the head. It is, you have tiny

change, hundredth of a second. I

0:50:000:50:06

think we will see a few of the bobs

in the top 1, 2, 3 places should

0:50:060:50:13

shift round.

It could be exciting.

After the first day the Olympic

0:50:130:50:21

champion was in sixth place.

There

has been a lot of talk about the

0:50:210:50:26

Jamaican crew, the first female crew

30 years after the men made their

0:50:260:50:32

debut. It has been a disappointed

two runs.

On the first run, Jaz

0:50:320:50:37

slipped is off the handle. It took

her four or five steps to get in her

0:50:370:50:42

groove. It was just messy, her first

two of the week,

Fenlator-Victorian

0:50:420:50:47

is the pilot. Behind her, Russell

who was a good relay runner, didn't

0:50:470:50:55

she win a World Championship gold

medal?

Yes, in the 2013 World

0:50:550:51:00

Championships, so she is world

class, and for her transferring over

0:51:000:51:04

to bobsleigh it was about trying to

use everything she had through

0:51:040:51:09

track, in March she will be starting

in the front seat so it is

0:51:090:51:13

continuing their legacy. 30 years

after the men in 1988 from Calgary.

0:51:130:51:19

To see a Jamaican bobsleigh and a

woman's one, it is history in the

0:51:190:51:23

making.

Let's hear from both of them

they spoke the Matthew.

0:51:230:51:28

making.

Let's hear from both of them

they spoke the Matthew. Hower with

0:51:280:51:30

your runs?

I am pretty proud of the

runs today. They were consistent. I

0:51:300:51:34

know there is little things that can

be improved. Runs won't be perfect.

0:51:340:51:39

Looking to debrief today, see what I

can improve upon tomorrow and start

0:51:390:51:43

again tomorrow.

Your week has been a

bit up and down I guess with

0:51:430:51:47

training and some of the politics

behind the scene, has that been

0:51:470:51:51

difficult to deal with?

Not really

for me, because I have thought

0:51:510:51:58

myself to separate stuff if that is

not my job. My job is to be an

0:51:580:52:04

athlete here, I am here to come,

slide, recuperate and revise what we

0:52:040:52:08

did in the day and stuff like that.

Are you happy with the equipment and

0:52:080:52:14

the coach you have at the moment

I

mean, I am happy with what we have

0:52:140:52:20

now and I was before, it doesn't

change what happens a, I am enjoying

0:52:200:52:25

the moment right now.

Jamaica has a

proud tradition in bobsleigh, how

0:52:250:52:29

important is it for you to be here,

continuing that?

It really means a

0:52:290:52:33

lot. At the end of the day, as much

as we are not happy with our place,

0:52:330:52:38

we know there is a bigger picture,

we are the what happens a, I am

0:52:380:52:43

enjoying the moment right now.

Jamaica has a proud tradition in

0:52:430:52:45

bobsleigh, how important is it for

you to be here, continuing that?

It

0:52:450:52:48

really means a lot. At the end of

the day, as much as we are not happy

0:52:480:52:51

with our place, we know there is a

bigger picture, we are the first

0:52:510:52:55

women's eteam for our "and land and

the first women's team in the Winter

0:52:550:52:57

Olympic, that is a trailblazer, I am

hoping to build on that, that is

0:52:570:53:00

what barriers are made to be broken

and we will take that positive and

0:53:000:53:02

use it as motivation for tomorrow to

get better.

0:53:020:53:04

So just to recap, Germany lead the

way, going into heat three, and

0:53:040:53:07

Great Britain are in the top six.

Could they move up into a medal

0:53:070:53:10

position? Could they finish top

five, top four? Who knows, they will

0:53:100:53:12

be sleeping tonight dreaming,

dreamling of the chance of a medal

0:53:120:53:15

tomorrow and heat three will be live

at 11.40 tomorrow and heat four, the

0:53:150:53:19

medal decided run when they go in

reverse order will be from 1.00 on

0:53:190:53:24

BBC Two. But it is time now for me

to hand on the baton, or if we were

0:53:240:53:29

doing the relay I in short track I

would push you to Hazel Ervine.

0:53:290:53:36

Ladies the champagne is on ice in

the women's bob for tomorrow. We are

0:53:360:53:40

looking forward to that. I am sure

you is been following the ice hockey

0:53:400:53:44

matches so far. It has looked

predictable in the women's events

0:53:440:53:49

with the USA against Canada,

anything but predictable in the

0:53:490:53:51

men's and we had quarterfinal places

up for grabs today, and the first of

0:53:510:53:55

the matches we will see pits the

Finns against South Korea. This has

0:53:550:53:59

been a cracking match so far. It is

still going on, five goals so far

0:53:590:54:04

and these are they.

0:54:040:54:06

still going on, five goals so far

and these are they.

0:54:060:54:11

Looking to switch play round.

Tolvane. Should be dealt with by

0:54:110:54:24

Plant. Fantastic finish.

0:54:240:54:31

Plant. Fantastic finish. Kontiola.

You don't see too many players in

0:54:310:54:40

world hockey that can do that and

Finland have a lead.

0:54:400:54:47

Side of the net. The man out in

front and a second power play goal.

0:54:490:54:59

Comes off his skates and goes over

the line. Not a thing of beauty but

0:54:590:55:03

a thing of real function and Finland

are well on course for a date with

0:55:030:55:08

the Canadians in the quarterfinals.

They are leading the hosts Korea but

0:55:080:55:13

two goals to nil. Tolvanen did well.

The danger is not cleared and it is

0:55:130:55:19

in the back of the net.

Heiskanen with the Senate shot. He

0:55:190:55:32

stayed with it and snapped it home.

Dalton couldn't keep it out and

0:55:320:55:39

Finland lead by three goals to nil.

Is there one last chance? Under ten

0:55:390:55:45

minutes to go. It is there. A goal

for the Koreans. Finished off from

0:55:450:55:56

close range. Look what it means.

This place has erupted. Korean flags

0:55:560:56:05

everywhere waving. Radunske scores.

Where ever you glance there is

0:56:050:56:12

something happening in this game.

Fall, a turn over, a chance and now

0:56:120:56:15

the opportunity to work it. There is

a player without his stick as well.

0:56:150:56:19

That is a great finish. 3-2. Korea

fighting back here. They have

0:56:190:56:26

momentum. They are moving they want

a place in the quarterfinals and in

0:56:260:56:34

their first Olympic game, they are

lighting it up right now.

0:56:340:56:37

Stunning finish. And you have to

credit him. A terrific shot from Ahn

0:56:370:56:51

Jin Hui. He has this arena rocking

now.

0:56:510:56:59

now. Kontiola touched it. A good

save by Dalton.

He is not worried

0:57:000:57:06

about getting three goal, he wants

his team to have four. Dalton

0:57:060:57:11

continues to stand tall as he tracks

that puck off the rebound.

0:57:110:57:22

that puck off the rebound. Off the

shot of Ohtam Galina Arsekina. What

0:57:220:57:23

a save. Even with number 8 is

lurking as well. It goes through his

0:57:230:57:31

skates. That is fantastic stuff

there by Dalton.

Nice and low.

Easy

0:57:310:57:41

for his team-mates to tip. Got all

the way through as well.

0:57:410:57:54

Matt Dalton has been a super start.

0:57:550:58:03

Quickly it comes back and high and

over the top from the Finnings as

0:58:030:58:06

well.

-- Finns as well.

0:58:060:58:13

Now it comes back anchorians will

step in again and try and clear this

0:58:130:58:17

one away. Good work to get it down

the ice from Cho Min Ho. Finland

0:58:170:58:31

trailing but they fought back as

Swift goes in the corner, he will go

0:58:310:58:36

chasing. Neat play though by the

Finns to get it away and it is with

0:58:360:58:41

one of their youngs player, the man

who leads the way in points so far,

0:58:410:58:47

Tolv a anen.

Plant, this one hurts.

Tolvanen you have to respect him all

0:58:470:58:56

over the ice, you give him an inch

and he can make you pay and see the

0:58:560:59:03

frustration from Plante. He gets his

one handed stick, and he has one

0:59:030:59:06

hand on it. When you get it in

between the arms and body, the

0:59:060:59:11

referees don't like that. That is a

tough call. But it goes to show how

0:59:110:59:22

dangerous Tolvanen is.

0:59:220:59:27

dangerous Tolvanen is.

Plante's dad

play for Peterborough. That is where

0:59:290:59:33

he played his junior career, now

gracing an Olympic Games for South

0:59:330:59:38

Korea. Here is a chance at the side

of the net. This is Finland's

0:59:380:59:42

opportunity to finish this. It is

forced home and they have the goal

0:59:420:59:45

they want. Finally some breathing

space for Finland. On the power

0:59:450:59:52

play, again. It is their third power

play goal of the game. Plante didn't

0:59:521:00:01

like the decision, the scramble

forcing Pastor Maldonado Dalton and

1:00:011:00:05

over the line.

This is an ugly goal.

Everyone gets a whack at it.

1:00:051:00:10

Everybody everyone gets a whack and

it rolls round, you can't watch the

1:00:101:00:14

puck. When you are in front of the

net and you are a defence man you

1:00:141:00:18

have to take the body, you have to

push it there and you can just see,

1:00:181:00:25

he got three and four whacks. He had

to be put on. That is too bad.

1:00:251:00:38

And a win disappears ever so

slightly out of this building.

1:00:411:00:49

Heiskanen will get the credit for

that goal.

1:00:491:00:55

that goal. So, it's back to the

grindstone for the Koreans. They

1:00:561:01:00

have to just keep working. They have

a chance, once, twice, a hack and

1:01:001:01:05

aid whack and been nearly replied

immediately. They are going to keep

1:01:051:01:10

working this zone. They've done so

well.

1:01:101:01:21

Pushed out in front again. And now,

Finland will get this clear. They

1:01:211:01:26

did really well there. No quit at

any point in this Korean team.

1:01:261:01:35

They're going for it all the way.

You have got to like this response,

1:01:351:01:40

giving up the power play to go down

4-2. They come right back out, and

1:01:401:01:46

get a chance at the side of the net.

A big hit.

Quick puck movement, back

1:01:461:01:55

on the stick of the Koreans, and

they will move into the zone with

1:01:551:01:59

some speed. Skating forward is

1:01:591:02:12

some speed. Skating forward is.

1:02:121:02:12

He froze and didn't do anything.

Good skating from the Finns to get

1:02:131:02:24

in first. Winning position back,

players in front of the net, trying

1:02:241:02:29

to squeeze this one. Anywhere will

do. Finland will come forward. Drop

1:02:291:02:40

pass. Across the net, and the puck

goes out of play.

1:02:401:02:52

Across the net, and the puck

goes out of play.

1:02:521:02:53

Finland, thanks to you so Hietanen,

what do the Koreans do to work their

1:02:541:02:59

way back in?

They have to keep going

the same way they have and get into

1:02:591:03:03

the zone.

1:03:031:03:09

The Finns do such a good job of

keeping their teams to the outside.

1:03:161:03:20

We have seen instances of breaking

through. There is nothing to save it

1:03:201:03:27

for now, you have the crowd behind

you and your whole country behind

1:03:271:03:30

you.

1:03:301:03:35

Huge hit. Somehow he managed to ride

that. Incredible stuff from told

1:03:381:03:45

Annan, 20 years of age, he will be

bound for the National Hockey League

1:03:451:03:50

in the not too distant future. He is

a frightening talent.

1:03:501:03:57

A nice pass, but not held onto by

Swift. A bit hard handed at times.

1:04:001:04:12

Plant, the goal on his hooking

penalty has given that breathing

1:04:131:04:19

space for Finland, who have

possession back again. Behind the

1:04:191:04:23

back of the net, they are looking to

make a shooting option.

1:04:231:04:34

Looking for something more, though.

They needed a tip to make a

1:04:391:04:43

difference. Finland have got the

Koreans running all over the place

1:04:431:04:46

right now. This is all Finland.

Takes a big deflection.

1:04:461:05:01

Koskiranta. Still Koskiranta. As

they try to bring it in, they can

1:05:031:05:11

clear way. Second time of asking, do

just that. Eight and a half remain,

1:05:111:05:18

in terms of minutes in this game, as

the offside is given here against

1:05:181:05:23

the Koreans. Finland lead 4-2, what

a ride this has been.

What a

1:05:231:05:32

remarkable game, and this really

shouldn't have been this close. It

1:05:321:05:35

should not be within two. This is

the fifth seed going against the

1:05:351:05:40

12th seed, looking for a date with

Canada in the quarters. That second

1:05:401:05:46

period was one of the most electric

periods we have seen in a while.

1:05:461:05:50

Corriere getting the entire crowd on

their feet, making believers out of

1:05:501:05:56

everyone -- Korea.

Time is running out, and Finland

1:05:561:06:06

have looked much better in this

period.

For those that had tickets

1:06:061:06:10

and missing this event, they are

missing a really good game of

1:06:101:06:14

hockey. Technically, there will be

better games, but in terms of

1:06:141:06:21

spirit, fight, desire or stop isn't

this what the Olympic Games is

1:06:211:06:25

about.

This is a Korean team way down in

1:06:251:06:30

the world rankings going against the

fourth ranked Finnish team. And they

1:06:301:06:37

are making a game of it. Fabulous

stuff.

We all know, if this was a

1:06:371:06:43

Disney movie, what would happen over

the course of the next eight minutes

1:06:431:06:47

and ten seconds. This is real life.

But sometimes, there are these odd

1:06:471:06:56

moments, where art and real life

collide.

1:06:561:07:04

Maybe I am doing a disservice to

sports films saying they are as

1:07:041:07:10

artistic as that one goes into the

glove of Koskinen.

Relying on their

1:07:101:07:19

centre man to win a draw. Get the

puck out. Around their own zone more

1:07:191:07:25

often than they would like. Paek, a

former NHL player. He has to be

1:07:251:07:39

proud with what he sees today. But

you bet he still wants more.

This is

1:07:391:07:45

not the end for the Koreans, this is

the start for their hockey

1:07:451:07:50

programme. They have been promoted

to the top tier, irrespective of

1:07:501:07:53

what happens here, they have a World

Championships to go to. They have a

1:07:531:07:57

chance to build and have a programme

in place as it is tipped towards

1:07:571:08:02

goal, well saved by Matt Dalton.

This has put them on the map. And

1:08:021:08:07

has hopefully inspired the next

generation of eight, nine,

1:08:071:08:10

ten-year-olds that want to be

international ice occupiers for

1:08:101:08:14

Korea.

I am sure there are a load of

new fans in Korea will stop they

1:08:141:08:19

want to be just like their new

heroes. The Olympic men's hockey

1:08:191:08:22

team.

Will they get one more chance?

1:08:221:08:33

That's the question. Will they get

one chance they can put away, reduce

1:08:331:08:37

it to one and see what they can come

up with in the last few minutes?

1:08:371:08:43

It's what they need to do to break

this game down.

1:08:431:08:48

They've taken on all the big guns,

really, in this tournament. A bit of

1:08:501:08:57

speed into the zone. Can they finish

this one off? Such a good

1:08:571:09:04

opportunity for told

1:09:041:09:10

opportunity for told Annan -- and he

didn't take advantage of it. Pushed

1:09:121:09:13

into the zone and taken back by the

Finns. Time is ticking. Six and a

1:09:131:09:26

half minutes, potentially, remaining

on this Korea Olympic Ice Hockey

1:09:261:09:30

Challenge.

1:09:301:09:36

Finland are hoping they will end it.

They may end it now with a chance.

1:09:381:09:42

Dalton! That left catching glove has

been electric in this game. He

1:09:421:09:49

plucks that one out of the.

Dalton's

been simply fabulous here this

1:09:491:09:55

evening, doing everything in his

power, 34-35 shots directed his way.

1:09:551:10:01

And you're right, that left hand is

getting a work out, the amount of

1:10:011:10:07

times he has had to raise that thing

up. He turns aside the goal-scorer

1:10:071:10:14

there. He got the fourth goal for

Iceland, Hietanen.

1:10:141:10:23

The face of was won there bike Korea

but they will do it again. 11:10 at

1:10:231:10:35

night, this arena is so loud.

1:10:351:10:43

Face-off win by the Finns. Pushed

towards the net. That is well

1:10:431:10:49

stocked in the end, and pushed down

the line. Trying to use the boards,

1:10:491:10:57

but it's in finish possession.

Awkward looking play and this gives

1:10:571:11:03

an opportunity. A pass out in front

for the Koreans.

1:11:031:11:10

I think you are going to see two

lines on the ice from the Koreans

1:11:101:11:14

the rest of the way.

I think we are going to see a little

1:11:141:11:22

bit more, here is Swift. Plante

barrels his way forward, but without

1:11:221:11:32

any real opportunity to get in the

zone. Finland bring it back with

1:11:321:11:37

ease.

1:11:371:11:46

ease. Lepisto checking his options.

That is another good stop by the

1:11:461:11:50

netminder, Dalton.

Well set, the

winner of this game, place tomorrow

1:11:501:11:57

against Canada, and you can bet that

the Canadians are probably the

1:11:571:12:02

happiest team watching this game

here. I'm sure a lot of people are

1:12:021:12:09

expecting an easy romp for Finland,

get into the third period, extend

1:12:091:12:14

their bench, play four lines. Save

lots of reserves for tomorrow. But

1:12:141:12:18

it is going to be all hands on deck

for this remaining few moments.

It

1:12:181:12:24

is late at night, and amazing that

anybody can sleep in this kind of

1:12:241:12:28

atmosphere. Can you imagine if Korea

turned it around from here? And the

1:12:281:12:36

child remains asleep. You can

imagine in the teenage years, the

1:12:361:12:39

conversations they will have around

the table. "You Were there that

1:12:391:12:44

night, you know?"

I don't remember anything. Was that

1:12:441:12:49

a Korean or an American had? Maybe

it was one of those half and half

1:12:491:12:53

things.

Maybe it is for Mike Testa

1:12:531:13:08

thoroughly enjoyable game, this,

five minutes and nine seconds to go.

1:13:101:13:21

These players have done Paek and the

Korean Federation proud here with

1:13:211:13:30

the way they have played through

this tournament. They have shown

1:13:301:13:34

they are not just making up the

numbers, which is so important. As

1:13:341:13:39

hosts, when you get the opportunity,

and their big aim now is to get

1:13:391:13:45

there by rights and their play

within the World Championships and

1:13:451:13:48

group qualifying campaigns. And how

amazing would it be for a Korean

1:13:481:13:52

team to make it through to Beijing?

Icing is called here. There is Jimmy

1:13:521:14:01

Paek, never going to see him get a

sweat on that bench. He is never

1:14:011:14:09

going to shout and scream. He is the

antidote to so many. The anxious

1:14:091:14:16

looks are on the Finnish bench with

their coach Lauri Marjamaki.

1:14:161:14:25

Deflected shot goes over the top.

Pushed all the way round. Using the

1:14:251:14:35

boards well.

1:14:351:14:40

Finland get to it first. Finland

have taken the sting out of this

1:14:431:14:48

game beautifully.

1:14:481:14:54

game beautifully. Three assists in

this game Tolvanen.

1:14:541:15:10

Testwuide. They break in with speed.

Options are out in front. If they

1:15:131:15:18

can force it there. It bobbles

through the crease. Korea can hold

1:15:181:15:22

it on the blue line. It is a high

chip.

1:15:221:15:29

Played away. Testwuide again. Takes

the hit to make the play.

Good

1:15:341:15:40

stuff.

1:15:401:15:46

stuff. Looks like he was maybe going

to go up and over. Would have been

1:15:461:15:51

the first time we had seen that.

Striding up the middle with bait of

1:15:511:15:55

purpose. Finland trying to finish

this out. Tipped out in front. Goes

1:15:551:16:00

wide of the target. Osala.

Now it goes wide. Finland are

1:16:001:16:18

chipping in and out. Miss play.

1:16:181:16:30

Big stretch for Plante. How much

longer before the coach removes his

1:16:311:16:38

netminder? Not long. Here comes

Plante.

1:16:381:16:43

Pushes it into the corner.

Finland have it. They will send it

1:16:431:16:48

down the ice.

The net is empty. But the shot

1:16:481:16:55

misses, bad rebound, that causes

everybody to panic. Weird bounce off

1:16:551:16:59

the glass. We are into the final two

minutes. And will it be the final

1:16:591:17:06

two minutes of this Korean team's

interest in this hockey tournament,

1:17:061:17:11

I wonder? It looks that way.

But a goal here and that may be

1:17:111:17:18

throws it up in the air again.

Finland have it. Oh, nice move.

1:17:181:17:23

Really really good. Now steadies

himself. Shot is blocked.

1:17:231:17:33

himself. Shot is blocked. This is

the opportunity maybe for the Finns.

1:17:331:17:38

Deflects wide. Reagan to Swift.

Swift dangerous play but they have

1:17:381:17:44

men forward.

Testwuide.

1:17:441:17:49

Pushes it behind the net. Lepisto

first man there waiting for it.

1:17:491:17:53

Flips it round.

Not hell at the blue line. They have

1:17:531:17:57

given it everything they could.

They

are running out of steam. They need

1:17:571:18:02

two, three, four guys on the puck,

they can't get up ice in time. Three

1:18:021:18:07

guys standing at the blue line. Only

one on pursuit.

1:18:071:18:11

Rip round the boards again. The

Finns have it here. Maybe now they

1:18:111:18:16

will put this game to bed.

1:18:161:18:25

will put this game to bed. Kennel

none takes it deep. Finland have

1:18:251:18:28

done so well. Goodness me, that

would have been a bad end to this

1:18:281:18:33

one. The end is nigh for Korea. And

the Korean ice hockey team,

1:18:331:18:41

Pyeongchang 2018.

Finland just playing keep away right

1:18:411:18:46

now. Could be another chance, it is

deflected off a stick, a skate. It

1:18:461:18:53

goes in.

Manninen will get the credit for it.

1:18:531:19:05

It extinguishes any hopes Korea have

of reaching the seemy final, they

1:19:051:19:10

deserve so much credit that. I have

given Finland a huge fright and they

1:19:101:19:14

have told the rest of the world,

hey, we're here, take us seriously.

1:19:141:19:20

That is what this Olympic Games is

all about.

1:19:201:19:24

Look at Young number five. He is

exhausted. He can't even move. He

1:19:241:19:29

was out there for the last

two-and-a-half minute, he had

1:19:291:19:33

nothing left. You were right Seth,

this Korean team can hold their head

1:19:331:19:38

high, to take Finland to an empty

net goal, in this qualification

1:19:381:19:44

game, that is something else.

The Korean ice hockey adventure is

1:19:441:19:55

over. It's first Olympics for the

men and the women, has brought so

1:19:551:19:59

many talking points of, from those

historic first goals to the

1:19:591:20:04

opportunities that it has created

for the peninsula. But as a purely

1:20:041:20:09

sporting spectacle, this was

something special. 3-0 down at one

1:20:091:20:13

point. Finland were in control.

Korea fought back to make it 3-2

1:20:131:20:19

before Finland put their foot down

in the final period. The empty

1:20:191:20:24

netter at the end, little more than

adding fat to the score line. Canada

1:20:241:20:30

up next with the Finns, but the

nation has embraced this tournament.

1:20:301:20:35

I think the world of ice hockey has

firmly embraced Korea.

1:20:351:20:42

It could have been easy for the

Korean team to pack things up when

1:20:421:20:47

they were down 3-0. You had them

electrify the nation and make

1:20:471:20:58

everyone believe, even the it was

just for a half hour it was

1:20:581:21:05

possible. You can see the respect

among these teams in the handshake,

1:21:051:21:11

Finland moves on to Canada. They

will be more tired than they thought

1:21:111:21:15

they were going to be.

The Finns

will play the Adrians in the

1:21:151:21:21

quarterfinal and well I, -- the

Canadians in the quarterfinal. We

1:21:211:21:24

will have more from the men's team

in a moment. One women's team to

1:21:241:21:28

tell you about it. Featured Korea.

1:21:281:21:32

in a moment. One women's team to

tell you about it. Featured Korea.

1:21:321:21:35

Sip the pan-Korean team. They have

caused a real stir not least because

1:21:351:21:39

of the nature of that unification,

they haven't played particularly

1:21:391:21:41

well, they have lost all four

matches until the last one today.

1:21:411:21:45

They scored one goal but it didn't

matter. They were playing Sweden,

1:21:451:21:50

foer the seventh and eighth place.

It was the wooden spoon, would this

1:21:501:21:53

be the last time we would see the

history making team on ice? Who

1:21:531:21:58

know, they did lose 6-1, there was a

sign off goal.

1:21:581:22:08

sign off goal. Goal. The two Koreas

still technically at war. 20,000

1:22:081:22:15

fans have watched their matches and

their Canadian coach who has had to

1:22:151:22:21

bond two squads together, with the

South Korean President and the North

1:22:211:22:25

Korean President's sister there to

see them. They said the players have

1:22:251:22:30

been incredible and it was a

testament, there she is to the

1:22:301:22:33

bonding power of sport. I never

imagined she said the team would

1:22:331:22:36

connect this well. After the last

practise yesterday we had eight

1:22:361:22:40

players from the north and five of

our team and they were hugging and

1:22:401:22:44

taking pictures together. Sport is

breaking down the barrier. It would

1:22:441:22:47

be good to think it was.

We had ping-pong diplomacy in the

1:22:471:22:54

'70s, we might have big stick

diplomacy or puck diplomacy which is

1:22:541:22:58

problematic on a number of levels.

Back to the men's competition we go

1:22:581:23:02

then, and it is the USA who are

traditionally strong but only on

1:23:021:23:08

North American ice. The last time

they won a medal grey the north

1:23:081:23:14

American continent was in the 72

games in Japan and that was a

1:23:141:23:18

silver, they are a long away from

home and a away off a medal. They

1:23:181:23:23

are up against Slovakia for a place

in the quarters.

1:23:231:23:28

Intercepting that puck on the break.

Oh. Now a chance down the middle.

1:23:311:23:37

Goes wide.

Second opportunity. Following up,

1:23:371:23:44

third of the tournament for him.

And the pressure from the Americans

1:23:441:23:49

to start the second session has seen

them take the lead in this game.

1:23:491:23:54

This is an elimination game and you

need the take your goals when you

1:23:541:23:58

can.

What an effort from Terry. The

goal tender lost his stick there.

1:23:581:24:07

It could be game over at the end of

this next five minute period if the

1:24:071:24:12

US play it well.

Quick shot, quick goal.

1:24:121:24:18

Wow! The US lead by two goals to

nil. Are they now on course for a

1:24:181:24:27

place in the quarterfinals?

This was

the only reason that James is on

1:24:271:24:32

this team right now. All he does is

play on the powerplays. For that one

1:24:321:24:37

time shot, there, one of the finest

in the game and terrific job from

1:24:371:24:43

Terry, coming across the top.

Forcing the two Slovakian forwards

1:24:431:24:48

to respect him.

Looking for a third,

USA and they have done it. Terry

1:24:481:24:56

with another great play,

1:24:561:25:02

with another great play, and he

picked up another player.

Watch the

1:25:031:25:06

work from Terry here. Wins the

battle behind the net.

1:25:061:25:15

battle behind the net. He recognises

Archibollo. Into the high spot. On

1:25:151:25:18

and off his stick in a second. What

a play from Terry.

1:25:181:25:25

US clogging up the middle. Sacked so

low in the zone. Another one time

1:25:251:25:29

and they score. And the deficit cut

to two goals. And the Slovakians are

1:25:291:25:35

keeping on fighting.

Look at this

rocket. Looked like the net minder

1:25:351:25:43

may have got a piece of it but not

enough.

1:25:431:25:50

He did well. A a wonderful finish. A

fourth for the USA. Great puck

1:25:501:25:58

movement, out in front. The

Americans have played a perfect

1:25:581:26:02

game.

They have kept Slovakian

forwards away from danger and what a

1:26:021:26:09

play here. As O'Neill drops it off

to Liddle. We talk about the quick

1:26:091:26:17

puck movement, up the Americans,

their speed, letting the puck do the

1:26:171:26:22

work, they have done that in spades.

Spades.

1:26:221:26:27

Another goal for the Americans, the

netminder beaten clean, and it is

1:26:321:26:39

the superstar of this American team

Donnato will top and tail it. He

1:26:391:26:46

scored the first and he will enjoy

the adulation, he is having a superb

1:26:461:26:52

tournament now.

That is one

confident player right there. Coming

1:26:521:26:56

down on the strong side. Head up,

short side rocket.

1:26:561:27:05

And the US fully deserve this.

Really impressive forever the

1:27:061:27:10

youngsters.

And have been led once again by

1:27:101:27:17

Donnato and team USA are going to

the quarterfinals of this men's

1:27:171:27:22

competition and now they have done

it in some style.

1:27:221:27:26

competition and now they have done

it in some style.

1:27:261:27:30

They will play the 1998 cheques who

won the gold medal 20 years ago.

1:27:301:27:35

Only a quarter of hour before Norway

took to the ice against Slovenia, a

1:27:351:27:41

new story broke of the third

positive test in the games and it

1:27:411:27:46

was for one of their player, a 29,

tested positive for a drug which can

1:27:461:27:50

be taken for asthma because it opens

up the airway, now he accepted that

1:27:501:27:56

violation immediately, he didn't

wait for the B sample and will leave

1:27:561:28:02

within 24 hours, how he has been one

of the key men for Slovenia, he

1:28:021:28:06

scored the winner the other night.

His team will now have to face this

1:28:061:28:11

important match without him, and

remember quarterfinal place up for

1:28:111:28:14

grabs against Norway. Now.

1:28:141:28:17

remember quarterfinal place up for

grabs against Norway. Now.

1:28:171:28:18

Power play time for the Slovenians.

Goes across the zone and that is

1:28:181:28:24

over the top.

Another shot on the goal.

1:28:241:28:31

Or is it? It is. Took some time for

the referee to recognise that.

1:28:311:28:38

28 seconds of the power play elapse.

And Sloviansk that from the lead.

1:28:381:28:45

This powered past the net mind e you

can see it get hung up in the net.

1:28:451:28:58

No doubt about it the leader for

Norway, that is the Captain. Norway

1:28:581:29:07

score! Score! Touched home, Norway's

hard work at the beginning of this

1:29:071:29:14

period has them back on level terms.

And now this game is up in the air,

1:29:141:29:18

a place in the quarterfinals remains

very much at stake. What a pass back

1:29:181:29:24

door.

Way too nonchalant, the

Slovenian defender, next goal wins.

1:29:241:29:33

We are going to overtime, 60 minutes

can't split these two. That was a

1:29:331:29:40

wrecking ball play. Lost possession.

Still, can he finish in style can

1:29:401:29:45

they force it over the line? Where

is it? Could be a chance, lots of

1:29:451:29:51

bodies and they score. Norway have

won it in overtime. The shock coming

1:29:511:29:57

from high up in the zone.

1:29:571:30:03

Late on the play. He fires and

Norway are heading to the

1:30:051:30:12

quarterfinals for the very first

time in their history.

1:30:121:30:17

STUDIO: Slovenia will play the

Olympic Athletes from Russia, and

1:30:211:30:27

one more Place to be decided between

the Swiss men and the Germans. The

1:30:271:30:32

Germans didn't qualify with 18th

Sochi, so have made good progress to

1:30:321:30:36

get this far. Watch out for the

Swiss goalkeeper, one of the best in

1:30:361:30:42

the tournament. He is a former NHL

players with the Anaheim ducks.

1:30:421:30:49

COMMENTATOR: Dramatic start to the

match. Confirmation that... One-time

1:30:571:31:05

slapshot and a goal.

1:31:051:31:11

slapshot and a goal. It is Germany.

Eventually, the puck found its way

1:31:111:31:16

across to the left-hand side, Hiller

couldn't keep it down. 1-0 to

1:31:161:31:25

Germany. Really good save from the

one-timer. Almost a second chance

1:31:251:31:33

but forced into the corner. Loose in

front.

1:31:331:31:42

front. It fell for Suter.

Scrambling

the defence of the Germans and this

1:31:451:31:56

is a good battle, a game getting to

the net crasher. And they were

1:31:561:32:02

rewarded.

The Swiss head coach, 42

years of age, he had a spell it in

1:32:021:32:14

the NHL, played 27 games for

Arizona. Germany have it, ripped in

1:32:141:32:24

and finished, the puck went loose in

front and Seidenberg sends jemmy

1:32:241:32:33

through to the quarterfinals of the

limpet games. Yannic Seidenberg was

1:32:331:32:41

quickest. It rebound did offer

Hiller, and Yannic Seidenberg

1:32:411:32:46

wrapped it home and Germany win 2-1

with a goal early in overtime. It is

1:32:461:32:52

Germany who will go through to face

Sweden in the quarterfinals.

If you

1:32:521:32:59

get your rebound is, that's a big

goal. The Swiss were probably slight

1:32:591:33:06

favourites heading into the game. A

mild upset, but the Germans are

1:33:061:33:11

advancing and moving on.

Unfortunately, it means the Swiss

1:33:111:33:17

are heading home. It was a cagey

affair all night.

1:33:171:33:20

Germany will now face Sweden in the

men's quarterfinal, and that is

1:33:241:33:28

history for them today. We are

hanging up the padding and sweaty

1:33:281:33:32

ice hockey kit, if you have ever

been in an Ice Hockey Challenge in

1:33:321:33:35

room you will know where I am coming

from, and we are instead changing

1:33:351:33:38

into outfits that are altogether

more elegant.

1:33:381:33:45

Yes, the rough and tumble is over

for today, it is strictly about

1:33:451:33:49

artistry on the ice as we enjoy the

concluding free dance. The

1:33:491:33:58

semifinals in sight for Kyle Smith

and the British men, who are finding

1:33:581:34:02

their group, two matches to come,

their first against Norway. Wind

1:34:021:34:06

them and they are in with a shout.

It is the same for Eve Muirhead and

1:34:061:34:10

the British women. They are up

against the Japanese in their

1:34:101:34:14

concluding round-robin match. It is

about Elise again. Victor skate in

1:34:141:34:17

her ninth Olympic event of her

career, 1000 metres.

1:34:171:34:23

From the intensity of the ice rink,

we pop outside and dropped in on the

1:34:231:34:28

women's ski half pipe final.

But because it is the big day in ice

1:34:281:34:34

dance, we have reunited Torvill and

Dean, they have glided in here.

1:34:341:34:39

There they go, look at that. 34

years. You don't have...

We were

1:34:391:34:48

only one when we did it.

You were

very particular about things going

1:34:481:34:54

on the ice.

Everybody has little

things they do and I will call them

1:34:541:35:01

repetition, we had to do it every

time in the same way.

A routine.

My

1:35:011:35:05

guards were on the left, Jayne 's

was on the right. It is just

1:35:051:35:15

repetition.

One time, we came from a

show and they had been moved. We

1:35:151:35:22

tripped or something. From then on

it had to be.

So your shoes neatly

1:35:221:35:27

placed together at the door before

you came in?

Everything is perfectly

1:35:271:35:32

lined up.

What was the dynamic

between the two of you on a day like

1:35:321:35:36

today going into an Olympic final?

Who was the calming influence?

I

1:35:361:35:42

think I was always the Karma one,

anyway. And I still am. But we

1:35:421:35:48

didn't really talk that much, to be

honest. We knew what we had to do,

1:35:481:35:55

and there were no more words left.

We trained up to that point, there

1:35:551:35:59

was a little look. We were like

caged lions at that point, the

1:35:591:36:04

pacing backwards and forwards,

prepping, ready to get ready.

You

1:36:041:36:11

have done these routines hundreds of

times before you go out there,

1:36:111:36:15

Bolero in particular. Were you

twitchy, because I remember the

1:36:151:36:18

vivid warm up. Everybody else was

together, touchy and freely, and you

1:36:181:36:23

went your separate ways, why did you

do that?

We started to do that

1:36:231:36:26

because, in the warm up, it got so

competitive to the sometimes people

1:36:261:36:32

would have crashes.

The Russian

skaters never gave way.

It was more

1:36:321:36:39

intimidation tactics. So we thought,

we don't want to be involved in

1:36:391:36:44

that. We didn't need to skate

together at that point, because we

1:36:441:36:47

knew what we had to do. We had done

the training sessions, and we used

1:36:471:36:52

that time to warm up and relax, get

into the eyes.

It is conditioning

1:36:521:36:56

yourself, rather than going through

the programme. By that time, you

1:36:561:37:00

have done it so many times, so it is

being confident enough to say you

1:37:001:37:04

are ready, going out and feeling the

ice, and when the music goes, we do

1:37:041:37:08

it.

Will it unknown of other

competitors to see you so lose?

1:37:081:37:13

People started talking about it. It

was never intended for that reason.

1:37:131:37:17

I guess it did start people

thinking, why are they doing that?

1:37:171:37:22

OK.

When we were training and had

practices, we did everything from

1:37:221:37:26

end to end.

The whole run-through.

No other competitors would do that,

1:37:261:37:32

they did part of it. It was a

psychological bit of skating.

Jayne,

1:37:321:37:39

when Chris was here last week, we

showed your Bolero routine from

1:37:391:37:43

1984, but for the time out today, we

have decided to show you something

1:37:431:37:49

from 1994, because you faced the

music and dance to again to bronze

1:37:491:37:53

medal. At the gala, you got the

Bolero costumes out once again to

1:37:531:37:57

prove to everybody that you

definitely still had it. We already

1:37:571:38:00

knew you did and you did it again.

Here is our time out once again,

1:38:001:38:05

Bolero a decade on.

1:38:051:38:11

There you go, 1994. One lovely thing

about that was all the crowd stood

1:42:431:42:48

up with home-made sixes, do you

remember that?

1:42:481:42:51

up with home-made sixes, do you

remember that?

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It was very charming, but it was

still remembered.

It is all about

1:42:541:42:57

the dancers today, we are seeing who

will follow in your skate tracks.

1:42:571:43:04

Jayne, you were with us yesterday to

review the short dance, but Chris, a

1:43:041:43:09

hugely interesting battle between

the Canadians and French, with whom

1:43:091:43:12

you have been working. Horrible luck

with the costume.

The costume

1:43:121:43:19

malfunction, obviously, affected

them and what she was trying to do

1:43:191:43:22

at certain points to cover her

modesty. I think they did incredibly

1:43:221:43:28

well to get through it, but it

clearly affected the performance.

1:43:281:43:31

Not much as a partner, a male

partner, that you can do, why could

1:43:311:43:38

they not stop?

They could not stop,

because if they did, they would have

1:43:381:43:42

lost three points. They would have

had a 3-point deduction right away.

1:43:421:43:47

They would know that and would know

that they would have lost any point

1:43:471:43:50

of a gold.

OK. Is it going to shape

costume choices for a generation or?

1:43:501:43:58

Safety clasps will be improved,

that's for sure.

We saw Nick and

1:43:581:44:06

Penny do rumba musics and justice,

how much did you admire the routine

1:44:061:44:09

from them?

It was great. I

choreographed it for them, they

1:44:091:44:13

said, we have got the music and we

loved the music from 1994, and we

1:44:131:44:16

would love to use a variation of it.

I said, absolutely. They said, would

1:44:161:44:21

you work with us on a? It was a

privilege to work with them. I have

1:44:211:44:27

admired them from afar. They are so

enthusiastic, and they give a lot

1:44:271:44:32

back. They don't stand and wait for

information, if you give them

1:44:321:44:36

inspiration, they run with it. It is

great.

In the top ten into the free

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dance, Jayne, with less than two

points separating the Canadians and

1:44:411:44:45

the French, how much life is left in

this as a contest that they?

You

1:44:451:44:50

have your top two and the rest of

them stop having said that, within

1:44:501:44:56

that top ten, there are some really

high standards of skating.

The

1:44:561:45:03

talent is amazing, and where dance

has gone too now and what they

1:45:031:45:06

achieved.

For the French pair, their

first Olympic Games, how much value

1:45:061:45:13

from Canada would you place on

experience? They have won a gold and

1:45:131:45:19

a silver.

Hugely experienced, and

they have been together from such a

1:45:191:45:23

young age. They know each other so

well. They know how they react under

1:45:231:45:28

pressure, they know what they need

to do. For the French, their first

1:45:281:45:32

Olympics, they have been world

champions, so they want to stay at

1:45:321:45:35

the top and they want to win that

Olympic gold. It is neck and neck,

1:45:351:45:40

and they train together. In Canada,

they are both coached by the same

1:45:401:45:46

coaches, so they know what each

other are capable of, and they know

1:45:461:45:49

on the night, they both can deliver.

Jayne, would you have done that?

1:45:491:45:53

Could you train with great Bible 's

day in, day out?

It is an

1:45:531:45:57

interesting one. You feel like you

shouldn't meet until you are

1:45:571:46:02

competing together. But you are

going back to the French's first

1:46:021:46:07

Olympics, is World Champion some

your first Olympics, whatever level,

1:46:071:46:11

it is something completely

different. The pressure is different

1:46:111:46:15

as well. To come second, even to get

the silver medal is such an amazing

1:46:151:46:22

thing to achieve.

Let's have a quick

look at how things stood going into

1:46:221:46:28

this programme.

1:46:281:46:29

look at how things stood going into

this programme. The free dance will

1:46:291:46:32

decide the medals, less than two

points separate the Canadians and

1:46:321:46:35

the French.

1:46:351:46:40

No glitter ball, all watched by

Robin Cousins. And. This is the ice

1:46:451:46:55

dance free dance, and we will see

gold, silver, bronze handed out in

1:46:551:47:00

this final day of the Olympic

competition.

1:47:001:47:02

The Canadian pair are a point ahead

of Nick and Penny. They are

1:47:101:47:16

qualifying in tenth. Piper and Paul

in ninth. The pressure is on James

1:47:161:47:22

Bond and his Bond girl.

1:47:221:47:28

Wonderful control. Curved lift.

1:48:011:48:10

Beautiful through the rotational

lift. The lovely quality and

1:50:511:50:56

softness in Paul and Piper.

1:50:561:51:07

Such a striking combination out on

the ice and we enjoyed their

1:51:181:51:23

inventive contemporary short dance

yesterday, this old school Bond

1:51:231:51:28

movie glamour and action.

They are

thrilled with it. Smouldered

1:51:281:51:34

throughout.

1:51:341:51:40

If I have one tiny niggle the music

was so dramatic and fast. I wanted

1:51:401:51:45

them to have a bit more attack, but

it is so smooth and lovely quality

1:51:451:51:51

within the elements. Level two on

the twizzles.

1:51:511:51:56

107.31. That is a big season's best

for them, improving by five points

1:51:561:52:03

on they previous mark and they leap

up to the top of the leaderboard and

1:52:031:52:07

that really has heaped the pressure

on Nick and Penny who skate next.

1:52:071:52:13

So here we go, just over four

minutes and this Olympic journey

1:52:131:52:16

will be over for Nick and Penny from

a shattered kneecap through 20 month

1:52:161:52:22

of edespair, recovery to today.

Tenth place at the moment. They are

1:52:221:52:25

looking to push up the leaderboard

here and they need to be perfect.

1:52:251:52:34

And that was the lift.

How is it

looking Robin?

So far, so good.

1:55:561:56:12

The ultimate story of grit and

determination has happy ending out

1:56:421:56:47

on the ice for now at least. It may

not be a medal but this means nor

1:56:471:56:53

them than precious metal. Just being

back out there skating together and

1:56:531:56:59

at an Olympics. Robin, what can you

see?

I am seeing, diagonal sequence

1:56:591:57:05

level four. Combination spin,

synchronised twizzle, all four,

1:57:051:57:12

circular step level three. Curve

lift level four. We are seeing

1:57:121:57:19

positive GOEs across the board.

Penny just a slight wobble on the

1:57:191:57:24

second turn of the twizzle. Caught

back up.

101.96. It keeps them

1:57:241:57:31

behind the Canadian, they are in

third place at the moment. They are

1:57:311:57:34

desperate to finish the top ten, the

bad news as far as the British are

1:57:341:57:38

concerned is that there is a bit

1:57:381:57:46

concerned is that there is a bit of

a gap, a upup. Six points the

1:57:461:57:49

difference so it looks like Nick and

Penny will finish just outside the

1:57:491:57:53

top ten.

1:57:531:58:03

Powerful stuff from Andrew and

Caitlin, as they tried to chase down

2:02:022:02:07

their countrymen in first position.

They are very, very pleased with the

2:02:072:02:11

performance. The Canadians and the

US have such depth of talent in

2:02:112:02:17

their squads.

Andrew was a little

bit lucky on that third resort, to

2:02:172:02:23

incorporate the exit. Just falling

off is slightly. They are below

2:02:232:02:28

their team-mates from a technical

element score, but they are ahead in

2:02:282:02:34

the component scores. It is going to

be very tight in the free dance.

It

2:02:342:02:42

is enough. 107.6 to five. We have

new leaders. That is enough to push

2:02:422:02:47

them above Piper Guinness and Paul.

2:02:472:03:02

Follow the storytelling. She is

blind through the whole first part,

2:03:272:03:34

which is why she will never look at

her partner.

2:03:342:03:37

Very nicely through the Twizell

turns.

2:03:492:03:58

Site is restored.

2:05:482:05:51

Her site is restored.

2:05:582:05:59

Living the story out there.

2:07:242:07:29

They are a very tall couple. She

manages to keep the elegance in

2:07:302:07:37

lifts and some not so pretty

positions. But she makes them work.

2:07:372:07:41

Beautiful. Great line. Ankles

crossed just a little bit tighter.

2:07:412:07:54

111.45 for Ekaterina Bobrova and

Dmitri Soloviev. They are top of the

2:07:542:07:59

leaderboard for now. Anna Cappellini

and Luca Lanotte a. 2014 world

2:07:592:08:10

champions from Italy.

2:08:102:08:12

Luca did very well to recover on the

second and third sets of twizzles.

2:09:042:09:10

Slightly off on the first one, but

they will get the credit for the

2:09:102:09:13

level.

2:09:132:09:15

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte are

just one point behind the bronze

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medal position. This was their fight

for a first Olympic medal. Have they

2:12:232:12:29

done enough to enter the fray?

They

have had a one point deduction

2:12:292:12:37

because the third element, the

straight-line lift, exceeded the

2:12:372:12:40

duration that it is allowed to be in

the air. That is a point you do not

2:12:402:12:45

want to be giving away.

It leaves

them in second. They have slipped a

2:12:452:12:52

position. Ekaterina Bobrova and

Dmitri Soloviev topped standings for

2:12:522:12:56

now.

2:12:562:13:00

These two very much in the battle,

particularly for the bronze medal

2:13:002:13:04

position. Who knows, they could go

even better. But there are just two

2:13:042:13:09

one hundredths of a point between

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.

2:13:092:13:20

The rivalry is heating up.

2:13:232:13:34

Maia and Alex are hoping that

Pyeongchang 2018 is there paradise.

2:13:402:13:46

Very smooth, through the steps

sequence and into the straight-line

2:15:182:15:23

lift.

2:15:232:15:29

Perfection through the twizzles.

They are so precise through their

2:16:072:16:15

feet.

2:16:152:16:20

It is signature Shibutanis, clean

and precise. The performance of the

2:17:372:17:43

game for them. They are already

going home with a bronze medal in

2:17:432:17:46

the back from the team event and

that looks like a medal winning

2:17:462:17:50

performance to me.

That is the best

I have seen them, they are so

2:17:502:17:56

precise technically always,

consistent, consistent, consistent.

2:17:562:18:00

But sometimes it is lacking the joy

or emotion and you could see

2:18:002:18:05

individually they were both loving

that moment being on the ice and

2:18:052:18:09

that's what I need to see. That's

what I haven't had from them that

2:18:092:18:13

often. It's always been clinical for

me.

We have new leaders, just as we

2:18:132:18:23

expected, and that will pile the

pressure on. But Maia and Alex

2:18:232:18:32

Shibutani have really gone for it

here. Silver medal position at the

2:18:322:18:37

moment for the two times world

champions, Gabriella Papadakis and

2:18:372:18:42

Guillaume Cizeron the reigning

European champions, and they are

2:18:422:18:49

less than two points behind Tessa

Virtue and Scott Moir who lead the

2:18:492:18:54

way. That wardrobe malfunction, her

dress falling off during the

2:18:542:18:59

performance yesterday, really

knocked them but still less than one

2:18:592:19:01

point in it.

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE.

2:23:102:23:16

It is silky and smooth, sublime from

the off. This was billed as a battle

2:23:162:23:20

for the gold between them and their

training partners Tessa Virtue and

2:23:202:23:27

score Moir. Beat that.

It is

exquisite to watch them skate

2:23:272:23:32

because individually strong, good,

solid skaters. Together it is

2:23:322:23:39

special and that's what happens. The

music will start and then you will

2:23:392:23:42

see and it is the detail for me.

Even the way the fingers intertwined

2:23:422:23:48

in the opening move. It just draws

you win and commands your attention.

2:23:482:23:53

Some musical and they feel every

moment that they are together. There

2:23:532:23:58

is that connection.

2:23:582:24:03

is that connection.

A new season 's

best, a new world record.

2:24:072:24:15

best, a new world record. 123.35,

and it's going to be a very big ask

2:24:152:24:20

now for Tessa Virtue and score Moir

to claim their second Olympic title.

2:24:202:24:25

Tessa and

2:24:252:24:31

Tessa and Scott desperately trying

to save their gold medal chances.

2:24:312:24:36

But Madison Hubbell and Zachary

Donohue currently sit in the bronze

2:24:362:24:41

medal position, but they saw that

performance from Maia and Alex

2:24:412:24:47

Shibutani and they will need to be

brilliant here if they want to go

2:24:472:24:50

home in the medals.

2:24:502:24:56

APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE.

It was fabulous and dramatic but

2:29:052:29:11

putting your hands down on the price

makes it an instant 1-point

2:29:112:29:16

reduction because it was considered

before and I'd written a note here

2:29:162:29:20

that there is never anything

tentative about these two when they

2:29:202:29:24

hit the ice. It is gangbusters of

equality and they wanted to make

2:29:242:29:30

that happen right there.

There was

no room for error at all in that

2:29:302:29:34

programme if they wanted to beat

Maia and Alex Shibutani. Also team

2:29:342:29:40

USA onto the podium but that is

going to be a problem. It is 109.94

2:29:402:29:52

so they slot into third place then,

with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir yet

2:29:522:29:58

to skate so it is that

heartbreaking, agonising fourth

2:29:582:30:04

position then for Madison and

Zachary.

2:30:042:30:10

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the

world champions, the 2010 Olympic

2:30:122:30:18

champions, in the gold medal

position coming into the free dance.

2:30:182:30:21

But they are going to be

extraordinary if they want to win

2:30:212:30:25

this gold medal. They are going to

need to beat the new world record,

2:30:252:30:28

laid down by Gabriella

2:30:282:30:37

laid down by Gabriella Papadakis and

Culane Cizeron, just two dances ago.

2:30:372:30:46

It is brilliant, but is it enough

for Olympic gold for the world

2:34:422:34:46

champions from Canada?

Well, they

wanted to deliver and they certainly

2:34:462:34:55

did. I am looking at the screens,

trying to do the maths. It is tight

2:34:552:35:02

at the top. Goodness me.

They know

they could not do any more.

2:35:022:35:19

Virtue and Moir knew they had to

give everything, they could not

2:35:192:35:22

leave anything on the ice.

And they

didn't, they absolutely smashed it.

2:35:222:35:27

They've done it! 122.40! The

comeback kid is complete for Tessa

2:35:272:35:33

Virtue and Scott Moir

2:35:332:35:37

comeback kid is complete for Tessa

Virtue and Scott Moir. They took two

2:35:372:35:42

years away from competition and

returned to win World Championship

2:35:422:35:45

gold. Now it is the Olympic gold as

well.

Absolutely thrilling.

2:35:452:35:53

Phenomenal. Amazing champions,

amazing performers. Yes, very

2:35:532:36:00

different to Papadakis and Cizeron.

The silver medal is deserved, but

2:36:002:36:04

these two are supreme.

I don't think

we could have skated any better.

2:36:042:36:12

With the pressure mounting, we felt

the weight of the world as we took

2:36:122:36:16

to the ice. We looked at each other

and said, let's skate for us. We

2:36:162:36:20

deserve this, we are ready and we

love this programme, so let's please

2:36:202:36:23

do it how we are able to.

You went

in knowing that you needed a massive

2:36:232:36:28

performance to beat a world-record

score?

We train with them, so we

2:36:282:36:34

knew what to expect. We didn't know

they have posted a world-record, but

2:36:342:36:37

we could have bet the house on it

that they would. We had to come out

2:36:372:36:43

hungry and have our skate. That is

what we are most proud of. A lot of

2:36:432:36:49

things can go different ways in

sport. We stuck to our plan and we

2:36:492:36:52

are proud to come out of the

competition with a gold medal.

I am

2:36:522:36:56

so happy to be back, I really

enjoyed myself out there. The

2:36:562:36:59

audience are great, it felt like a

great skate. I soaked up the moment

2:36:592:37:03

and I loved it, and I am so happy to

be back. The score has put a damper

2:37:032:37:09

on the whole experience. I felt like

we gave it everything. The school is

2:37:092:37:18

disappointing, because that is not

what we came here to do.

Sometimes

2:37:182:37:22

the score can dampen your feeling

about the performance, I tried to

2:37:222:37:24

think about how we felt after we

finished. We both thought that we

2:37:242:37:31

had done a great job and performed

as well as we wanted to. We are

2:37:312:37:34

going to try to remember that, I

think.

2:37:342:37:41

11th place finish, but no doubt

2:37:412:37:44

11th place finish, but no doubt

about the winners, by less than a

2:37:442:37:47

point. The pressure they wonder to

produce a faultless routine, how

2:37:472:37:50

much did you admire the way they

went about their business today?

2:37:502:37:53

Amazing. He said they trained with

them, so they know they are capable

2:37:532:38:00

of doing an amazing routine. For

them to come out at the end of

2:38:002:38:04

everybody and do that performance,

it was magnificent.

It means that

2:38:042:38:11

they now have five medals, three

gold and two Silver, they are the

2:38:112:38:16

most decorated figure skaters in

Olympic history. When you think

2:38:162:38:19

about it, that is partly due to the

fact that the team events have come

2:38:192:38:22

in. When you think about it, Robin

Cousins and you, we could have found

2:38:222:38:28

some pairs!

Yes, where was the team

event in the 80s!

We thought the

2:38:282:38:34

short dance and the free dance

should have medals as well.

What was

2:38:342:38:37

your impression of the routine?

Completely different from the style

2:38:372:38:40

we saw from the French, they really

put the squeeze on the Canadians?

2:38:402:38:44

The French skated beautifully. Just

so easy to watch. The Canadians,

2:38:442:38:49

when they came out, as Chris said,

they had lots of pressure and they

2:38:492:38:53

knew that they had to skate a team

performance.

2:38:532:38:56

Between the two Makarov then, Scott

and Tessa are dramatic, and the

2:39:012:39:08

French, they present themselves, as

you said, liquid, fluid, so easy.

2:39:082:39:15

Something special.

As Robin said,

when they are out there, when they

2:39:152:39:19

are skating perfectly together,

something else takes over. You feel

2:39:192:39:21

like you are watching something very

special. They actually won the free

2:39:212:39:25

dance.

Indeed, we were talking about

closeness on the ice, which mirrors

2:39:252:39:30

the way you skated. Jayne

2:39:302:39:35

closeness on the ice, which mirrors

the way you skated. Jayne, you spoke

2:39:352:39:36

about having deep edges when you

skate, what do you mean?

What we see

2:39:362:39:40

with the French is that we see them

get speed from seemingly nowhere.

2:39:402:39:45

That is their technical really deep

knee bends, strong edges. That is

2:39:452:39:49

what makes them look so fluid.

2:39:492:39:52

They are so close together, and it

makes it look special as well.

Had

2:39:552:40:00

it not been for that faulty button,

could it have been French?

Maybe it

2:40:002:40:07

did come down to a clasp on the

dress that caused them to become

2:40:072:40:10

distracted during the short dance.

But that doesn't matter now. It is

2:40:102:40:15

the final result, they have to put

it behind them and move forward.

2:40:152:40:18

Don't take anything away from them.

They are magnificent.

What now? Both

2:40:182:40:24

for the Canadians and for the

French? Do you think that Scott and

2:40:242:40:29

Tessa will continue?

I don't know if

they want to make even more history

2:40:292:40:33

by going for a third Olympic gold.

They have done amazingly well with

2:40:332:40:37

what they have achieved.

I have a

feeling they might not. So difficult

2:40:372:40:41

to maintain that standard, through

their careers. For sure, the French

2:40:412:40:47

will continue to the next Olympics

in Beijing and they will have a lot

2:40:472:40:51

to... You know, they will want to

prove themselves. They have to stay

2:40:512:40:54

at the top of their game for the

next four years to be present at

2:40:542:40:57

Beijing.

You were in Lake Placid,

you had that experience at the first

2:40:572:41:04

Olympics. To come away with silver,

knowing that they could be the top

2:41:042:41:08

dogs in four years, wonderful?

They

are probably slightly disappointed

2:41:082:41:12

at this time. But when they think

back and people will be talking to

2:41:122:41:16

them, saying, look what you have

done, the first Olympics, you could

2:41:162:41:19

have easily have had gold, but you

got silver and that is not bad.

We

2:41:192:41:23

might be talking about the new

generation, not just the French.

2:41:232:41:27

Also some very good American pairs.

The Shibutanis, upgrading their

2:41:272:41:33

fourth place. Do you think this was

the right way around? We saw Madison

2:41:332:41:38

Hubbell and Zach Donohoe give them a

good run for their money, but this

2:41:382:41:42

was the bronze medal winning team?

2:41:422:41:46

This is the best performance I have

seen of theirs all season. They have

2:41:462:41:51

a reputation for being smooth, but

not going beyond a certain level,

2:41:512:41:55

not giving heart and the motion. But

on this performance they gave more

2:41:552:41:59

than I have ever seen. They

deservedly got the bronze medal.

2:41:592:42:03

Zach and Madison made that mistake,

that is how critical it is. You make

2:42:032:42:09

the slightest mistake and pay for

it.

Just like you said they had done

2:42:092:42:13

at the World Championships as well.

It must be really hard to take?

Yes,

2:42:132:42:17

it is not the first time he

stumbled. We shall see!

2:42:172:42:26

Penny and Nick, from Great Britain's

perspective, the achievement of

2:42:262:42:30

being there, how much can you admire

the way that they skated?

I thought

2:42:302:42:34

they skated really well. I was

surprised to see them dropping a

2:42:342:42:37

place, given that performance. I

thought in the short dance that

2:42:372:42:43

there were moments that were

slightly lacking in confidence. You

2:42:432:42:48

know, coming out from that accident.

There were a couple of moments where

2:42:482:42:52

I thought they were trying to be too

careful to not make mistakes and

2:42:522:42:55

they lost a bit of Unison on their

twizzles and turns. This

2:42:552:43:00

performance, they gave everything.

Their gold medal is being able to

2:43:002:43:06

get these games and perform, equip

themselves in the way that they

2:43:062:43:11

have. That is their gold medal. They

should be very proud of themselves.

2:43:112:43:14

Going through all of this, they have

been up and down emotionally. Penny

2:43:142:43:20

has got some great.

She sure has, to

get back onto the ice. The gap

2:43:202:43:27

between ice dance and pairs, is it

narrowing? Saw the lifts that we saw

2:43:272:43:32

out there, it crosses the line?

Is

getting very athletic and acrobatic

2:43:322:43:37

to some degree. The two are getting

closer. With the paired skaters,

2:43:372:43:42

they said to me, when I

choreographed for the Germans, make

2:43:422:43:45

us a nice dance routine.

It is

crossing over.

When we saw Virtue

2:43:452:43:53

and Moir, there were some elements,

particularly above the shoulders,

2:43:532:44:00

that was kind of frowned upon in

your day, Jayne Torvill?

2:44:002:44:05

that was kind of frowned upon in

your day, Jayne

You said that they

2:44:052:44:10

can't lift the body weight?

She can

stand on the shoulders beyond his

2:44:102:44:15

back, but he can't use his hands to

support their weight. Standing on

2:44:152:44:19

the thighs, who knows? Ouch!

A

couple more questions have come in.

2:44:192:44:28

When the ice skaters are in full

flow, can they tell if they are not

2:44:282:44:32

in sync with one another? I guess

they are talking with twizzles, step

2:44:322:44:37

sequences, is there anything you can

do to correct that when you are in

2:44:372:44:39

full flow?

2:44:392:44:41

It is a committed thing when you go

into it, on twizzles, when you have

2:44:442:44:48

committed, you can't do much to

change that. What you try to do, you

2:44:482:44:52

have the timing and rhythm that you

don't get off sync with each other.

2:44:522:44:57

If that happens, it is hard to

correct.

You were never in that

2:44:572:45:01

position?

2:45:012:45:06

You never have to correct anything.

Not with me, clearly!

Thank you so

2:45:082:45:16

much and Jayne you are back

tomorrow, but it's been a pleasure

2:45:162:45:22

reuniting you today. I don't know

whether Jayne and Chris were as at

2:45:222:45:27

home on skis as skates?

I am mostly

on skis now.

May be a new career

2:45:272:45:37

beckons but you are welcome to stay

and analyse the biathlon and Nordic

2:45:372:45:43

combines but I suspect you might

want to have a coffee.

2:45:432:45:51

Paddy Geary can bring us up to speed

with two events that sum up

2:45:512:45:54

all that is gruelling and great

about the Nordic sports

2:45:542:45:56

experience.

2:45:562:45:57

The mixed by Athlone relay is still

a new event. The idea, each team has

2:45:572:46:03

two men and two women, women ski

three lots of two kilometres each,

2:46:032:46:10

the then do the same but with loops

of 2.5 kilometres.

2:46:102:46:21

of 2.5 kilometres. The four time

world champion in biathlon, but it

2:46:212:46:24

doesn't make him perfect. Missed

shots mean dropped places. France

2:46:242:46:31

started to take control, it was over

to skiing shooting superstar to

2:46:312:46:35

finish it. This man already has two

gold medals at the games and was so

2:46:352:46:41

dominant he could stage manage his

descent sporting history.

2:46:412:46:48

descent sporting history.

The

greatest French or summer Olympian,

2:46:492:46:51

gold number three in the

Pyeongchang.

Behind that Italy were

2:46:512:46:57

about to make Germany's day words,

pipping them to a bronze. The

2:46:572:47:01

Germans felt Vindic had cut in front

of the month early. To the only

2:47:012:47:12

Winter Olympics bought that only

involves men, Nordic combined, a

2:47:122:47:16

mixture of the endurance of

cross-country on the exuberance of

2:47:162:47:19

ski jumping. There are two

individual events, one on a normal

2:47:192:47:23

hill and this was on the large

health which

2:47:232:47:33

health which saw the Japanese going

into the lead. Then a ten kilometres

2:47:332:47:38

slog of skis, sweat and snow. The

Norwegian battled his way to the

2:47:382:47:42

front, behind him three Germans were

waiting for their moment. Four years

2:47:422:47:46

ago in Sochi it went wrong right at

the end, but could he and his

2:47:462:47:55

countrymen stay in front this time?

Germany one, two, three, they are

2:47:552:48:03

stunned and elated. It is exhausting

just watching it. Germany dominate

2:48:032:48:10

the Larch Hill Nordic combined.

Yes,

a clean sweep for the Germans and

2:48:102:48:14

they will be bumped up even further

in the medal table. In the roaring

2:48:142:48:20

game of curling its getting into the

nitty-gritty now because with only

2:48:202:48:25

two matches left for both men and

women, they must get to the top four

2:48:252:48:30

in the round robin stage is to

qualify for the knockout stages.

2:48:302:48:34

There is no better man to have in

your corner than Kyle Smith and his

2:48:342:48:40

dad, David Smith, a former world

champion himself. Word reaches us

2:48:402:48:44

that both Dave and his wife have had

a quiet word in their son's years

2:48:442:48:52

and I'm sure confidence levels were

boosted ahead of their penultimate

2:48:522:48:56

match today. This is how it looked

coming in

2:48:562:48:59

match today. This is how it looked

coming in because Great Britain in

2:48:592:49:00

third place is tied with the

Canadians going into this match.

2:49:002:49:04

Only the top four going through

today, they took on the Norwegians

2:49:042:49:10

for who it was effectively wind or

bust today. It wasn't just their

2:49:102:49:16

trousers that might give Kyle a few

headaches today. We're joining it in

2:49:162:49:21

the first end.

COMMENTATOR: We have been remarking

2:49:212:49:32

about how Thomas has warmed up to

this competition, younger brother

2:49:322:49:40

Rob Eve Muirhead of course.

2:49:402:49:50

World champion, Olympics and --

Olympic silver medallist in

2:49:522:49:59

Vancouver.

2:49:592:50:09

This is his 373rd International game

for Norway.

2:50:122:50:20

for Norway.

His not only very

experienced, he's been very

2:50:232:50:27

successful but you were saying, am I

right in thinking there was a bit if

2:50:272:50:32

not controversy but discussion

overall whether he should be here or

2:50:322:50:39

not, Ulsrud.

You are right, there is

another up-and-coming men's team

2:50:392:50:47

that has been producing some great

results on the world curling tour

2:50:472:50:51

over the last couple of seasons but

also they beat Norway in the recent

2:50:512:50:59

World Championships. They went to

the last World Championships for

2:50:592:51:02

Norway but Ulsrud was given the nod

on the premise that they made the

2:51:022:51:09

play-offs at the European

Championships, which they managed to

2:51:092:51:12

do, but then finished fourth.

This

is pending up a nice tidy end for

2:51:122:51:18

Great Britain. Just

2:51:182:51:24

Great Britain. Just looking for...

Did they ask for a technician? They

2:51:252:51:30

have lost a stone? How can you lose

a stone?

2:51:302:51:38

a stone? It was called into action

earlier today. He has brought a CD

2:51:382:51:42

with him as well.

2:51:422:51:48

with him as well. That's the first

time I've seen the man with the Alan

2:51:482:51:51

key come on with another piece of

equipment. Anyway, we are all set.

2:51:512:51:59

He should have his own programme you

know. What's his name?

Mark.

2:51:592:52:10

know. What's his name?

Mark.

Allen

key mark. This could be a great

2:52:132:52:19

start for Britain.

Yes, this could

be a good start for Britain.

2:52:192:52:31

be a good start for Britain. Even

with that mistake earlier in the end

2:52:312:52:33

from Kyle, he's taking a look at

this one and you know what, he might

2:52:332:52:41

be able to get all three if he hits

it perfect.

Yes, just on that shot

2:52:412:52:51

there, was it the intention to roll

that side? Would it not have been

2:52:512:52:56

better to go the other way?

As long

as they were sticking around in the

2:52:562:53:00

house, the last thing they would

want to do is create an easy double

2:53:002:53:05

straight up.

So Ulsrud in a bit of

bother here because Great Britain

2:53:052:53:14

with three stones and the hammer

here. If he gets this wrong, Great

2:53:142:53:19

Britain could pick up three. If he

gets it right and takes all three

2:53:192:53:23

are out, it could just be one.

Generally speaking this is the kind

2:53:232:53:29

of shocked we want to see Ulsrud

playing. He's potentially less

2:53:292:53:37

accurate when throwing the

take-outs.

There you go. We have

2:53:372:53:43

seen on this outside sheet, this is

sheet A they are playing on. There

2:53:432:53:51

are four sheets. Some players

struggle on the outside. Anyway he

2:53:512:53:55

managed to get on so it is a

straightforward draw for Great

2:53:552:53:59

Britain and this would set them up

really nicely.

2:53:592:54:11

really nicely. Kyle Smith has on

occasion have some difficult shots,

2:54:122:54:18

lots of difficult shots to make, but

the fact he has come up when it

2:54:182:54:21

matters most with the right shots

and got some good victories. Really

2:54:212:54:28

close games. We've had extra ends, a

lot of pressure on the skip. Not on

2:54:282:54:35

this occasion, this is fairly

straightforward. We wouldn't mind if

2:54:352:54:39

it all went like this today. So this

is a cracking start for the British

2:54:392:54:45

men. Pick up their three in the

first end and that will give them

2:54:452:54:50

not only a lot of confidence but it

will affect Norway also and they

2:54:502:54:55

have got a chasing game now right

from the very start.

2:54:552:55:00

And Kyle Smith clearly in good form

out on the ice. They will pick them

2:55:002:55:04

up again in this expense whether

British team have established a

2:55:042:55:10

commanding 6-3 lead. It is looking

very good this point.

2:55:102:55:16

COMMENTATOR: He has just been

missing, hasn't he. Kyle Smith is

2:55:302:55:34

saying, come on, have a go.

Switzerland have restored order in

2:55:342:55:44

that match against Korea. It was a

steal of three.

2:55:442:55:59

steal of three. Korea now trail

Switzerland 5-4. Not too far away.

2:55:592:56:07

Great short.

Nicely done. Not much

in it here. That was almost as if to

2:56:072:56:20

say, well I am trying.

Time out for Great Britain while

2:56:202:56:30

they have a little think about this.

They know, let's not open the door

2:56:302:56:36

for Norway. It is the sixth end,

keep control of this match.

And this

2:56:362:56:43

is kind of what I was talking about.

This was almost inevitable and they

2:56:432:56:47

could have predicted this would

happen. I'm just not sure they

2:56:472:56:51

played the right shot with the last

one.

2:56:512:56:58

one.

I always think he's like a

policeman who's coming on duty. Arms

2:56:582:57:04

behind, arching out there. Evening

all!

2:57:042:57:18

I want to get rid of the sixth one.

I want to get rid of the other one.

2:57:182:57:27

He could still have this one and

then his round again.

2:57:272:57:35

Has he picked up that? I don't think

they say that in Sweden, do they?

2:57:382:57:45

Aye? So he's saying let's get rid of

it.

2:57:452:57:55

So Britain using their time-out,

using it at a good time. They don't

2:57:582:58:02

want to allow Norway back in this

and find themselves in a sticky

2:58:022:58:08

situation a little bit later.

2:58:082:58:14

Just inside here for Kyle Smith. He

hits it right on the nose. It is a

2:58:202:58:30

good shot there.

Well, only one

stone left for Norway. He's going to

2:58:302:58:38

take that on and try to come in

behind the red. Is he?

No, I think

2:58:382:58:45

they are just going to play the

straight draw here, Steve. If you

2:58:452:58:50

play the take-out, it is much more

difficult to control where the

2:58:502:58:55

throwing stone goes.

He has played

down the line so he's probably

2:58:552:59:00

thinking I know what this is like.

They really need to steal here,

2:59:002:59:06

there's no benefit in them losing

red stones.

But if he loses three,

2:59:062:59:11

it is game over, isn't it?

But when

you are chasing the game three shots

2:59:112:59:16

down, you don't have the last stone,

you need to take every opportunity

2:59:162:59:20

to score that you can.

2:59:202:59:26

This needs to be good then, needs to

be tucked away as well as he can. It

2:59:382:59:46

is curling a lot already, an awful

lot.

He's on the top one. This be

2:59:462:59:53

curtains.

It could be a situation

which Norway decides there is no way

2:59:533:00:01

back from. You can shake hands and

decide enough is enough. It will be

3:00:013:00:06

9-3 and you cannot see Norway coming

back from that. At the worst it will

3:00:063:00:12

be 8-3 so straightforward shot here

from Kyle Smith to pick up three.

3:00:123:00:17

The discussion going on between the

Norwegian team at the moment. I

3:00:173:00:21

think it is probably along the lines

of let's get out of here, guys,

3:00:213:00:27

because it's been a rotten day at

the office. Let's regroup. It's been

3:00:273:00:32

an excellent performance from the

British team so far, and Kyle Smith

3:00:323:00:36

wanting to put the icing on the cake

here. He thinks he's a bit heavy, he

3:00:363:00:41

says. Should be OK though.

3:00:413:00:48

That will come in nicely and pick up

his three. That is going to be it,

3:00:513:00:55

the Norwegian team coming over. They

may decide to keep going. They are

3:00:553:01:00

still deciding.

3:01:003:01:05

9-3 to Great Britain.

And they play

on. And seven, both teams have two

3:01:053:01:13

stones remaining. Norway are still

hanging on in there.

3:01:133:01:16

At least 2016 worlds, the

standardising of the brushes came

3:01:293:01:35

in, just like the F1 tyres, if you

like.

It is usually the case, isn't

3:01:353:01:40

it? Technology comes into any

element of sport. You try to push

3:01:403:01:45

the boundaries and then it gets

reined back in, when people think it

3:01:453:01:48

is an unfair advantage. Or at least

there is a development that isn't

3:01:483:01:53

available to everybody.

You have

players that have been playing for

3:01:533:01:56

ever, they realise when they were

sweeping, because of the new

3:01:563:01:59

learning that has been taking place,

they are actually making them curl

3:01:593:02:02

more, they are not making it go

straight like they were trying to

3:02:023:02:07

do. It changed the thinking about

sweeping.

3:02:073:02:15

Another great shot from Kyle Smith.

3:02:173:02:23

Double takeout. A familiar story

from Norway. Nothing with Norway to

3:02:233:02:34

work with.

3:02:343:02:41

Could sit on top, perhaps. Got it

behind the front garden. That is

3:02:423:02:49

very easy to see.

3:02:493:02:51

If they were not resigned to their

fate after six ends, you get the

3:02:563:03:02

feeling that another and passes here

and with another score for Britain,

3:03:023:03:06

one for Norway, the fact they have

kept going to pick one up, you might

3:03:063:03:15

surely think that is enough. See

what they decide.

3:03:153:03:21

Trying to keep that match in

Switzerland going at 5-5.

3:03:303:03:35

That would put Switzerland on six

wins, and would guarantee them in

3:03:423:03:45

the semifinals.

3:03:453:03:54

Canada and Great Britain would be on

six wins, and then a gap to the rest

3:03:543:03:57

of the field.

3:03:573:04:04

The line is good!

3:04:083:04:16

Broom!

This looks very good.

He just

keeps turning the screw, doesn't he?

3:04:183:04:28

Thomas just needs to accept he's not

going to beat Kyle Smith today. I

3:04:283:04:31

don't know if anybody can. He is on

fire right now.

3:04:313:04:40

It has been very good from the very

beginning. Particularly from Kyle

3:04:403:04:45

Smith. You have to be set up by your

team, they have given opportunities

3:04:453:04:49

to play good shots, but he has

missed nothing.

3:04:493:04:57

I admire their fortitude in the

sense of sticking to the task.

3:04:593:05:11

If you speak to him, he would say,

in 2011, I was 9-3 down, with four

3:05:233:05:29

to play, this and that happened. He

has enough experience, he has been

3:05:293:05:32

there so many times before.

3:05:323:05:40

Anything with 73 in, I remember.

Good year.

You look puzzled?

3:05:403:05:50

Sunderland won the FA Cup. 1973.

How

didn't I know that?

I've no idea, it

3:05:503:06:00

is famous. William

3:06:003:06:08

almost trying an impossible shot.

Trying to tap the Redstone. Just

3:06:093:06:13

trying to sneak past the guard, and

no more.

3:06:133:06:21

They did not shake hands after the

sixth end. They decided to keep

3:06:213:06:26

fighting. That is exactly what they

are trying to do. Desperate to try

3:06:263:06:31

and get his two here. A difficult

shot for the Norwegian skip. He had

3:06:313:06:37

some difficult shots to make without

any success, really.

This is wide.

3:06:373:06:49

There is the one. The match is over.

The handshakes finally come. Delayed

3:06:503:06:57

by an end in which Norway really

prolonged their own agony. 9-3 down,

3:06:573:07:01

trying to force a couple. In so

doing, they gave up the steel to

3:07:013:07:07

Great Britain. That has been their

best performance of the Olympic

3:07:073:07:10

Games so far. Not just the score,

but the manner in which they played.

3:07:103:07:16

Great Britain have beaten Norway

10-3. They now have five wins. With

3:07:163:07:21

just one match to go, a victory

against the USA would guarantee them

3:07:213:07:24

a place in the semifinals. Great

Britain walk off the ice a very

3:07:243:07:29

happy team indeed.

3:07:293:07:31

Congratulations, do you think that

was your best performance?

Probably.

3:07:353:07:39

There were still a couple of slack

ones, but we applied the pressure.

3:07:393:07:43

Really pleased.

You were out of the

blocks like Usain Bolt, three in the

3:07:433:07:49

first?

Yes, good start. That was

when we managed to win the hammer

3:07:493:07:54

and get three on the ball

straightaway. It is great to get a

3:07:543:07:57

head start like that. We managed to

keep it going, which was good.

Of

3:07:573:08:02

course, now you are sitting in a

very comfortable position in terms

3:08:023:08:06

of qualification, because you know

it is in your hands. That is what

3:08:063:08:09

you want to have, one more win and

you are through?

Yes, if we knew we

3:08:093:08:14

would come into the next game of the

round-robin needing a win and it is

3:08:143:08:17

in our hands, we would be happy. We

have put ourselves in a great

3:08:173:08:20

position and need to do the job

tomorrow.

I am going to give you a

3:08:203:08:24

technical question, do you think you

play better in red?

It is my

3:08:243:08:28

favourite colour, to be honest! I

really enjoy playing in red.

We were

3:08:283:08:34

saying that you played so well

today, maybe it would have been good

3:08:343:08:37

to be coming back tonight? I know

you have a session out tonight, but

3:08:373:08:41

I guess it is a question of

gathering yourself for tomorrow?

It

3:08:413:08:45

is nice to have a break. It has been

a bit relentless, to be honest. It

3:08:453:08:49

doesn't feel like we have had a lot

of time off. Nice to enjoy the rest

3:08:493:08:53

of the day, supporting the girls

later on, really focus for the game

3:08:533:08:57

tomorrow.

Well played,

congratulations.

3:08:573:09:02

This is the situation out of the

completed matches.

3:09:023:09:11

If Great Britain win, they will

definitely go through. There will be

3:09:133:09:17

no need for the curling version of

the Duckworth-Lewis method! Looking

3:09:173:09:26

rather chipper, what gives you cause

for celebration?

They played really

3:09:263:09:31

well. They came out with great

confidence. They took three in the

3:09:313:09:35

first end from Thomas, that is no

mean feat. That set the tone. They

3:09:353:09:41

were out there from start to finish,

with a job to do, delivered.

Three

3:09:413:09:48

wins in a row, a very good time to

start coming good in this

3:09:483:09:51

competition.

It is such a long week,

you can't perform at 100% the whole

3:09:513:09:59

time. That is not possible. It is

good to build, as the week goes on,

3:09:593:10:04

when you get to the play-off games

in a straight knockout, you want to

3:10:043:10:06

be performing at your best. That is

when you need to pick.

You know this

3:10:063:10:14

rink very well, you were

instrumental in picking them out in

3:10:143:10:17

the early days, how well established

as the team?

They played three

3:10:173:10:21

juniors together, they had a very

successful junior career. They know

3:10:213:10:24

each other inside out. It is a key

factor to this team dynamic. Yes, I

3:10:243:10:32

was involved in putting them into

the regional Academy Way back when

3:10:323:10:34

they were young boys, to get that

extra coaching and drive them

3:10:343:10:39

forward. It is really nice to see

how much they have progressed and

3:10:393:10:43

matured over the years.

They come

from very good stock! You have Kyle

3:10:433:10:50

and his brother Kami, the sons of

Dave Smith, who himself was

3:10:503:10:58

instrumental in getting culling into

the Olympic Games in the first

3:10:583:11:00

place. What is the story?

They have

skipped the Great Britain team in

3:11:003:11:07

1988, when it was a demonstration

sport at the Olympics. He was

3:11:073:11:10

basically part of selling culling to

the IOC, to get it into the

3:11:103:11:14

Olympics. Now his son, his two

Sands, they are playing. Dave had a

3:11:143:11:20

hugely successful career. It has

driven his son's. He has won world

3:11:203:11:26

junior medals, he is a champion. He

has so much experience to pass on

3:11:263:11:34

and they have that in the household.

And the Muirhead champion, two sons

3:11:343:11:40

in the mail setup as well. He is at

home at the moment is to mark

He has

3:11:403:11:45

had to stay at home and look after

the animals.

3:11:453:11:50

Somebody had to do it. He will be a

nervous wreck. The farm might be

3:11:503:11:54

abandoned for the next few days.

He

has his daughter, skippering the

3:11:543:12:00

women's team as well. What do you

like about Kyle and the way the

3:12:003:12:03

communication levels have been

peeking between the team? That is so

3:12:033:12:08

important in the sport of culling?

Hugely important. When they were

3:12:083:12:12

younger, they were fiery youngsters

on the ice. Now they have matured so

3:12:123:12:18

much, the communication is

fantastic. They work well together.

3:12:183:12:27

Kyle is calm, he does not get

flustered. He keeps a lid on any

3:12:273:12:32

issues that could arise. They deal

with them and move on. In the past,

3:12:323:12:38

issues may have lingered through the

game. Now they just been

3:12:383:12:47

game. Now they just been -- bin that

and move on.

A lot of pressure,

3:12:473:12:54

after that silver. All going well

for Great Britain. So, to the women.

3:12:543:12:59

It has been a long time since Rhona

took the gold medal, with Fiona and

3:12:593:13:10

Mags. That was the first gold at

Great Britain managed to

3:13:103:13:19

establishing any sport since Torvill

and Dean. She was also there in

3:13:193:13:22

Sochi, as the head women's coach to

see Eve Muirhead follow her on an

3:13:223:13:26

Olympic podium.

3:13:263:13:32

It all comes down to this. The last

stone of the final end, a chance to

3:13:323:13:38

win an Olympic medal. This young

British team, skipped by the young

3:13:383:13:43

Eve Muirhead. They are the world

champions. Now they could be the

3:13:433:13:47

Olympic bronze medallists, if this

is right. She is watching anxiously.

3:13:473:13:52

Hold your nerve, hold your breath.

Watch this stone. They are sweeping

3:13:523:13:57

it. They are watching it. Even is

coming down and is looking

3:13:573:14:02

anxiously. They have got to keep

working. There is no chance to

3:14:023:14:06

celebrate yet. The stone is going to

get there. The brushes are in the

3:14:063:14:12

air. Britain have won the bronze

medal! Eve Muirhead held her nerve.

3:14:123:14:19

Those icy blue eyes can light up.

3:14:193:14:24

How would you sum up your emotions

when that was going on? You could

3:14:253:14:28

not control what was going on on the

ice, what was it like watching it?

3:14:283:14:33

Scary, on the ice you can control

what is happening, when you are

3:14:333:14:36

sitting behind the scenes, you

can't, you just have to sit and

3:14:363:14:39

hope! Hope that all of the hard work

pays off and they perform on the

3:14:393:14:42

day.

Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki

Adams, returning from the rink in

3:14:423:14:49

Sochi. Lauren Gray was the ultimate,

moving up to leading the team. A

3:14:493:14:53

very established team. They have

some trials and tribulations over

3:14:533:14:57

the last few days but they went to

the penultimate match today with

3:14:573:15:00

four wins and three defeats. Eve and

her team-mates had the semifinals in

3:15:003:15:06

the sites if they could win their

last two matters. That was against

3:15:063:15:10

the rather surprisingly high-flying

Japanese team. We are going to join

3:15:103:15:13

this one because Britain went 3-1

3:15:133:15:16

Japanese team. We are going to join

this one because Britain went 3-1

3:15:163:15:16

down after two ends. They bounced

back with a steel in the sixth, the

3:15:163:15:22

Japanese skipper made some pretty

crucial errors. This was one of

3:15:223:15:24

them.

3:15:243:15:25

We will join it at the start of the

ninth, 7-5 to Britain.

3:15:303:15:38

Watching these two teams, w have had

a good competition. Japan surprised

3:15:503:15:58

people to be in contention. Their

last two matches against Great

3:15:583:16:03

Britain and against Switzerland.

Although they were in a good

3:16:033:16:08

position coming into this, with five

win, no guarantee that five wins and

3:16:083:16:12

four losses is going to get them

through. Great Britain would love to

3:16:123:16:16

make it six wins. They have to win

this one first against Japan. If

3:16:163:16:19

they can get this one over the line,

then they face Canada with their

3:16:193:16:25

final match. A record of 5-4 will,

I'm pretty sure, see you in a

3:16:253:16:31

tie-break match. A record of 6-3,

then you will definitely be through.

3:16:313:16:36

5-4 may be good enough to go

through. All of that will come out

3:16:363:16:42

in the wash.

3:16:423:16:50

Actually USA picked up two over

Korea. That one is still very much

3:16:503:16:54

in the balance. Didn't look as if

that was going to happen in that

3:16:543:16:59

previous end. Watching that ahead of

us. 7-6 Korea lead that one.

3:16:593:17:09

So Japan with the hammer here. Those

two stones just coming to rest side

3:17:093:17:16

by side from Lauren.

3:17:163:17:23

Yurika Yoshida two years younger

than her sister. Putting the two

3:17:293:17:35

corner guards up.

3:17:353:17:40

corner guards up. Little short with

that one.

3:17:423:17:49

So after four stones have been

played then you can remove the

3:17:493:17:52

guards. They are protected up until

that point, if they're out of the

3:17:523:17:57

house, in front of the house.

3:17:573:18:03

house, in front of the house. Eve

Muirhead asking Vicki Adams just to

3:18:053:18:07

remove this one.

3:18:073:18:08

Well, I always think the last three

ends is when you see the good

3:18:163:18:21

players really come to the fore,

make their shots. The skips making

3:18:213:18:29

the right decisions. Reading the

game, reading the situation. For Eve

3:18:293:18:34

Muirhead, trying to keep control of

this.

3:18:343:18:41

Very much about managing the

pressure at this stage in the game.

3:18:413:18:49

A little changing in tactics here.

Japan just going to use these two

3:18:513:18:56

stones of Great Britain's to sit in

front of, make it hard to remove.

3:18:563:19:01

Eve just going to ignore this one

and take the corner. The corner will

3:19:013:19:05

cause the trouble if she doesn't

move it. They need one in behind

3:19:053:19:08

there and a little mistake or a

slight error of judgment and Japan

3:19:083:19:14

could have the opportunity to great

a two. You want to hit this and roll

3:19:143:19:20

it out of the house. They catch too

much of it.

3:19:203:19:27

That's not the best position to be

in, sitting in front of those

3:19:273:19:31

stones. A little mistake from Vicki.

3:19:313:19:43

Japan will be hoping to get their

two tied up. Great Britain would

3:19:433:19:48

have the hammer in the final end,

one would be enough to win it, of

3:19:483:19:53

course. Japan might, I don't think

will be in any situation where this

3:19:533:19:58

end will end up being blanked.

Anything other than two for Japan

3:19:583:20:05

really is going to give Great

Britain a massive opportunity.

3:20:053:20:10

Because even if Japan were to steal,

a little tap back there, it wouldn't

3:20:103:20:18

be enough to win. Obviously, if

Britain got a steal here, then that

3:20:183:20:23

would be a really good position to

be in. Japan would keep the hammer

3:20:233:20:26

into the last end, but we would be

three ahead. So all of that to be

3:20:263:20:32

played out.

3:20:323:20:38

When you think that Great Britain,

after five games, had only two wins

3:20:383:20:42

and three losses in the run in that

they were going to have, a win here

3:20:423:20:50

would be a massive confidence

booster. So what is she thinking

3:20:503:20:58

here, Eve? Sorry that's Eve, you're

Jackie!

They would like to get rid

3:20:583:21:07

of both of these yellows. They are

worried it might jam on the back

3:21:073:21:11

red.

3:21:113:21:19

No more time outs for Great Britain.

Japan still yet to use theirs. You

3:21:193:21:31

saw Glen Howard looking on.

He has to leave it up to them now.

3:21:313:21:36

Little signals, that's not allowed.

That's not allowed. Definitely a no,

3:21:363:21:40

no.

Not even hand signals.

No. We

don't use referees. We have umpires

3:21:403:21:48

on the ice. They will be checking to

see if you are looking up for

3:21:483:21:51

guidance from your coaches. Only

allowed the one minute time out.

3:21:513:21:58

That's OK.

That's OK, isn't it? Not

a bad result. A little flop in

3:22:003:22:09

there. Not bad. Not bad says Anna.

There is an opportunity for Japan to

3:22:093:22:17

catch the red and tap the yellow

back and push the red a little bit.

3:22:173:22:21

She won't want to put too much

weight on it, just enough for a tap,

3:22:213:22:26

tap, tap.

3:22:263:22:32

A little bit of tap dancing here

required.

3:22:333:22:44

required. Chinami Yoshida.

3:22:443:22:51

That was very gentle tap. Is that

yellow a target?

So the red is safe

3:22:593:23:07

in there at the minute. Just the way

the angles are sitting.

3:23:073:23:19

the angles are sitting.

I heard

she's not going for that. So the

3:23:193:23:24

decisions have to be Eve's now.

There are no time-outs left.

3:23:243:23:36

There are no time-outs left.

So Eve

just looking to protect that centre

3:23:363:23:40

line again.

This is where, you know,

Eve's experience now tells you. You

3:23:403:23:49

almost forget she's been to tleet

Olympic Games and multiple World

3:23:493:23:54

Championships. They are the current

European Champions, of course. Right

3:23:543:24:01

on the centre line. Just trying to

protect the ability for those stones

3:24:013:24:08

to be used at some point. So now

Japan wanting to shift them out of

3:24:083:24:13

there. Try to get a clear run in. A

clear look at what's going on

3:24:133:24:23

around. They need the two here

desperately, Japan.

3:24:233:24:31

So Yoshida...

I think she's

overthrone. Going to jam.

Jammed it

3:24:373:24:43

on, yeah. Again, the mistakes have

been there. If you are just tuning

3:24:433:24:48

into this. It was a difficult start

for Great Britain. They only picked

3:24:483:24:52

up one with the hammer in the first

end. Japan managed to pick up three

3:24:523:24:57

in the second end. So they were 3-1

up at that point. We clawed our way

3:24:573:25:03

back into it. Then 3-3 at the

halfway point. Great Britain

3:25:033:25:11

answered with a three. A steal of

three, wasn't it, that lead 6-3.

3:25:113:25:17

Since then they have been trading

scores, but it's been the mistakes

3:25:173:25:23

from Japan that Great Britain have

been able to capitalise on that have

3:25:233:25:26

put us in this position.

So we have

to make sure we can guard this up

3:25:263:25:32

because we don't want to leave that

yellow open and let Japan get to tap

3:25:323:25:38

it.

That might look a long way away,

but when you sit from where we're

3:25:383:25:48

sitting, it's making the line into

that yellow very difficult indeed.

3:25:483:25:54

With Great Britain lying shot here,

the idea is to try and force or get

3:25:543:26:00

Japan forcing. She still thinks she

can see it through that gap. There

3:26:003:26:07

is a Tynaway gap through there.

Enough to get a stone through. This

3:26:073:26:10

has got to be good. So what she is

looking at here is kind of a turn

3:26:103:26:18

out across the centre line.

Clock-wise rotation of the stone

3:26:183:26:21

down that centre line, just turning

towards the right. But she's got

3:26:213:26:24

to...

It's going to be tight.

A high

red guard to had nip late. A yellow

3:26:243:26:33

in the house. A great shot if she

pulls it off. Very difficult.

Swing

3:26:333:26:37

through this gap between the two

reds.

Not sure she's going... Oh, is

3:26:373:26:43

she there.

Catches it is wrong.

Oh.

She still taps it in. Not enough

3:26:433:26:48

this time. But still an opportunity.

Great Britain still have shot,

3:26:483:26:52

though. Was unlucky. That was a

brave shot to take on. A really

3:26:523:26:56

brave shot. She almost made it. Just

that little nick. All of these

3:26:563:27:01

things make a difference. It you

willers the angle at which you hit

3:27:013:27:05

the second stone. Too thin. Didn't

get the tack back. Wasn't able to

3:27:053:27:09

move the British stone, just glanced

it. Great Britain still lying shot.

3:27:093:27:17

Guard up those that she can't get to

the one foot.

3:27:193:27:26

the one foot. Foot.

3:27:293:27:29

Yeah, I think there is a plan there.

Looking for the run back, isn't she?

3:27:303:27:37

Yeah. You can't cover both options.

You have to chose to cover the

3:27:373:27:42

runback and leave her with the draw

to the one foot. For a one.

I would

3:27:423:27:47

leave her with a draw to the one

foot.

Yeah.

That's one and that's

3:27:473:27:51

OK. Then you have the hammer, one up

in the final end. So I think Eve

3:27:513:27:57

Muirhead settling for safety first

here.

I think there is only an

3:27:573:28:02

opportunity for her to get a one

even if she plays the runback.

Yeah.

3:28:023:28:07

It's a red she's running back on to

the yellow.

Don't line them up.

3:28:073:28:15

Don't line them up. Lined them up.

3:28:153:28:27

Well, that's the option and...

Just

don't know where the red at the top

3:28:273:28:32

of the house is going to go.

Is the

draw just too difficult here?

If she

3:28:323:28:37

gets this right, she could actually

have two yellows in the house here,

3:28:373:28:42

but it could... It's just -

It could

go horribly run.

I need my third for

3:28:423:28:52

judging the angles. Where is she

when I need her.

Here it goes.

3:28:523:28:55

Stones be will be moving around

here. She hasn't given that much

3:28:553:28:58

weight.

Trying the same shot.

She

can't see any of her stones surely.

3:28:583:29:04

Maybe... That's going to catch the

red. And that one.

A steal of a win

3:29:043:29:10

there for Great Britain.

A steal,

that might be the match for Great

3:29:103:29:14

Britain. One more end to go. I don't

think she could see hardly of that

3:29:143:29:19

yellow. She could see two or three

inches first time. Didn't make it.

3:29:193:29:24

That was a very difficult shot. She

could have at least had a go to draw

3:29:243:29:27

in for the one. She doesn't make it.

So another steal for Great Britain.

3:29:273:29:30

It means that Japan will have the

hammer in the final end, but they

3:29:303:29:34

are three shots down. 8-5 after

nine. Things looking good for Great

3:29:343:29:43

Britain. Smart from Eve Muirhead.

She could... She thought she had

3:29:433:29:48

given the opportunity to move those

stones around. Again the draw was

3:29:483:29:50

there. She didn't fancy it. She

didn't back herself with that. How

3:29:503:29:55

much of that yellow. You really

think she was going for that yellow?

3:29:553:29:58

I think she was going for the red to

chip the red out.

Chip it out. She

3:29:583:30:03

had hardly any weight to do that

either.

I know. Yeah. It was a big

3:30:033:30:07

call.

3:30:073:30:07

Well... Eve Muirhead will not be

complaining. Great Britain have

3:30:123:30:17

taken this match and turned it

around from the second and, after a

3:30:173:30:22

disappointing start to the match. To

be fair, they were not making their

3:30:223:30:27

shots either. They have got their

act together, Eve in particular.

3:30:273:30:32

With Japan needing three here, Great

Britain will not be giving them

3:30:323:30:35

anything to work with, just sending

this stone through.

3:30:353:30:41

Excitement elsewhere as well. Korea,

in the ninth end, still leading the

3:30:423:30:49

USA, 7-6. Canada are still trailing

China by one. They picked up one in

3:30:493:30:59

the ninth. China have the hammer and

they are leading by one.

3:30:593:31:08

they are leading by one.

That could

have been the impact.

If Great

3:31:103:31:18

Britain beat Japan here, Great

Britain could put Canada out of the

3:31:183:31:21

Olympic Games if they were to beat

them in the final match of the round

3:31:213:31:26

robin. Got to win this match first,

of course. But a win against Canada

3:31:263:31:32

would warranty Great Britain in the

semifinals. If Canada lose that

3:31:323:31:37

much... There are a lot of ifs here,

why don't we just wait and see?

3:31:373:31:44

The point about Eve and their team

is that they have got into a winning

3:31:503:31:55

habit. If they win this one, it is

three in a row. Two guards being put

3:31:553:32:01

up by Japan. Cheering ringing around

for the match. I will tell you what

3:32:013:32:12

Korea scored in the ninth end. They

scored two and look in charge. That

3:32:123:32:17

is a good result for Great Britain

as well. Korea go marching on, if

3:32:173:32:25

they win that one, but it puts paid

to the USA's chances of getting past

3:32:253:32:29

Great Britain.

3:32:293:32:33

So far, so good.

Sport is about

peeking at the right time. I think

3:32:333:32:43

they are doing that now. The team

are starting to perform well. The

3:32:433:32:53

three they gave up in the second

end, did not start the match well.

3:32:533:32:57

There wasn't any sense of panic,

looking at each other going, what

3:32:573:33:02

are we doing? Just calmly going

about their business, waiting for

3:33:023:33:07

the opportunities to arise. Forcing

bad shots from Japan. They came, and

3:33:073:33:14

when they came, they jumped all over

it and got the scores. Big score on

3:33:143:33:20

the sixth end, when they picked up

three, turning the match around. All

3:33:203:33:25

they need to do here is to make sure

they don't do anything silly and

3:33:253:33:29

every stone that get sent down the

ice, every take out, another one

3:33:293:33:34

goes. Japan have to score three to

tie this up. Eve Muirhead will be

3:33:343:33:40

trying to make sure that doesn't

happen.

3:33:403:33:49

The first one in, trying to hide

behind the guard. Eve Muirhead will

3:34:083:34:15

just remove the guard.

3:34:153:34:23

Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Lauren

Gray, they have all played their

3:34:293:34:32

part in this victory and the big

match yesterday. It was a great team

3:34:323:34:36

performance. Smiles all around from

Vicki

3:34:363:34:44

performance. Smiles all around from

Vicki. You hardly ever see Anna

3:34:443:34:47

without a smile. They know that they

are close to wrapping this one up.

3:34:473:34:51

Just no mistakes from here on in.

3:34:513:34:54

Chinami Yoshida, they know that

Japan still have a chance of

3:35:113:35:14

qualifying even with a defeat,

depending on how results go

3:35:143:35:19

elsewhere. I'm not saying it is a

defeat, they have not lost yet.

Yes,

3:35:193:35:23

but they need to work very

quickly...

I know, I am just saying.

3:35:233:35:28

They only have three stones yet, but

Great Britain have two after this

3:35:283:35:35

one. So, it is becoming increasingly

impossible for Japan to get three.

3:35:353:35:45

Just the faintest of Nicks, but it

goes. How do you assess this

3:35:463:35:55

performance in this match, Jackie?

I

think the girls came out. As you

3:35:553:36:01

say, Japan put some pressure on. The

girls reacted straight back kept

3:36:013:36:06

themselves in the game. As much as

Japan have made the errors, we have

3:36:063:36:12

capitalised every time they have

made those errors. That is a

3:36:123:36:15

positive you want to keep moving

forward. The team dynamics are

3:36:153:36:18

strong, the communications are good.

Eve was playing really well. I can

3:36:183:36:24

see she has got that confidence

back. She was missing that in the

3:36:243:36:27

start of the week. I am really

positive about these girls making

3:36:273:36:32

the play-off stages. Once they are

here, it is a whole new ball game.

3:36:323:36:42

Japan have three wins already, Great

Britain would move to five. If Japan

3:36:423:36:49

ended up with 5-4, they lost due to

its land, they could still win the

3:36:493:36:53

match and qualify themselves. The

fact that we have beaten Japan in

3:36:533:36:56

the round robin means that although

we have a five in four record, if it

3:36:563:37:02

comes to a chance, we get ranked

higher.

3:37:023:37:14

They will play these stones out.

Have you ever seen anybody get a

3:37:183:37:25

score of three from a situation like

this?

3:37:253:37:33

Never say never, but just make sure

that you get the same routine, clean

3:37:373:37:42

your stone, do it right.

3:37:423:37:46

I think Fujisawa will apologise to

her team. It has been as much her

3:37:593:38:07

mistakes as anybody else. That is

what the skipper is therefore, you

3:38:073:38:10

can make the big shots and win for

your team, but if you are not

3:38:103:38:13

playing well, then the full glare of

the spotlight is on you.

3:38:133:38:22

the spotlight is on you. Nice. It

has not been a nice performance for

3:38:223:38:25

her, sadly. Great Britain should

wrap this up. Eve Muirhead just

3:38:253:38:29

needs to take one out here. Then it

is all over.

3:38:293:38:36

Eve Muirhead, ready to put the

finishing touch to what has been a

3:38:533:38:55

superb performance by the British

women. They had to win this match

3:38:553:39:03

against Japan, after a difficult

start, they got it together and

3:39:033:39:06

there the handshake comes. Great

Britain have won three in a row now,

3:39:063:39:11

a record of two and three after five

matches. They now have five wins

3:39:113:39:18

from eight games. One game left

against Canada. That would guarantee

3:39:183:39:23

them a slot in the top four. Even

with the five wins they are in a

3:39:233:39:27

good position, but they would want

to guarantee that against Canada.

3:39:273:39:31

Well done to Eve Muirhead and her

team.

3:39:313:39:37

Once

3:39:383:39:38

Once again, congratulations. A good

win. It look easy in the end, but it

3:39:383:39:42

was a difficult match early on?

Was,

we knew that it would be tough. We

3:39:423:39:48

gave them a lot of respect. We

played our own game. We went down a

3:39:483:39:52

couple early. We had a great fifth

and chat with the coaches. We must

3:39:523:39:57

have done something well, because we

came back with three in the sixth

3:39:573:40:01

end.

Three in a row, things are

looking good?

Things are looking

3:40:013:40:05

good. I know it is a cliche, but we

take one stone, one game at a time.

3:40:053:40:13

Winds are always important, but I am

really pleased with the team

3:40:133:40:18

performance out there. I thought it

was solid and we are a good unit. Go

3:40:183:40:23

into the round robin and do the same

there.

Do you feel things are really

3:40:233:40:29

coming together? Yesterday was a

really good performance. The team

3:40:293:40:33

really coming together, and did

again today?

Close games make us

3:40:333:40:40

feel totally focused. We really get

into the game. If we can play to

3:40:403:40:44

that standard, we are going in the

right direction.

I have to hesitate,

3:40:443:40:48

because the Canadian team standing

behind you. Canada in the last

3:40:483:40:53

match, you can guarantee your place

in a semifinal, and you can also

3:40:533:40:56

knockout Canada?

As the girls were

saying, we prepare the same way for

3:40:563:41:02

every match and give everybody

maximum respect. We are going to do

3:41:023:41:05

the same thing, the exact same

approach.

I understand you saying

3:41:053:41:12

that, but you would put out a major

rival?

We take every game at a time.

3:41:123:41:16

We said before that we give a lot of

respect to the opposition. It is

3:41:163:41:21

important that we go up a gear from

now. Every game we have got slightly

3:41:213:41:26

better. That was two back-to-back

performances. We are feeling really

3:41:263:41:29

good going in to tomorrow.

Hopefully, if we play great again,

3:41:293:41:33

who knows what could happen?

Well

done tonight.

3:41:333:41:42

Beautifully and diplomatically done,

with the Canadian standing on their

3:41:423:41:44

shoulders! Confirmation that if the

curlers win that match, they are

3:41:443:41:51

through. If not, we might be through

to the tie-breaker. Please, no!

3:41:513:41:58

Rachel Homan has two matches for

Canada, and then she is up against

3:41:583:42:03

the Russians. It could be an

interesting day for one of the

3:42:033:42:06

favourites. Take us through that

match. From 1-3 down, a very brisk

3:42:063:42:11

turnaround. Was there one shot that

summed up the ability that they had

3:42:113:42:19

in that match?

Definitely, you can

see that when they were down they

3:42:193:42:23

didn't get frustrated. They just

kept plugging away. At the end,

3:42:233:42:27

there was only one in the scoreline,

and Japan were lying three. It was a

3:42:273:42:31

crucial shot.

3:42:313:42:37

A crucial shot, not just to freeze

it, she had to move it back.

3:42:443:42:53

This round-robin stages so tricky.

How different an animal is Eve in

3:42:543:43:02

the knockout stages?

She loves to

play the big shots. That is what

3:43:023:43:09

this skipper needs to do. They have

to play big shots when it matters,

3:43:093:43:16

and she has been doing it all week.

Can you quantify the pressure that

3:43:163:43:19

will be on Rachel Homan's head for

Canada? This is one of their

3:43:193:43:24

national sports. Huge expectation?

Huge.

You know, they would be

3:43:243:43:31

expected to be taking home the gold

medal.

To go three losses

3:43:313:43:37

back-to-back at the beginning of the

week, she was seriously under

3:43:373:43:40

pressure. She had to win the rest of

the games and now she has dropped

3:43:403:43:44

one today. She will be having a

sleepless night, I would think,

3:43:443:43:49

tonight. She has got two must win

games. Yes, she's perfectly capable

3:43:493:43:54

of doing that and she has the

ability, that something is not right

3:43:543:43:57

with her performance this week.

There is something bothering her.

3:43:573:44:00

She is not the Rachel Homan that we

know.

3:44:003:44:03

Interesting all-round, you don't

have the traditional powers at the

3:44:073:44:10

top, Korea and Japan going well, how

would you quantify the way things

3:44:103:44:15

have changed in women, coming into

this? We can clearly see it in the

3:44:153:44:20

way things have gone?

Definitely.

Korea, Japan, China, they are new to

3:44:203:44:28

the sport in comparison to a lot of

the countries. But technically and

3:44:283:44:33

tactically they have just trained so

hard. They spend so much time in

3:44:333:44:39

Canada learning from the good

Canadian teams. They have jumped up

3:44:393:44:42

the rankings. The nice thing to

watch when they are playing is the

3:44:423:44:47

consistency. You know, they are very

quiet, they get on with the job and

3:44:473:44:52

they just do it. You know, they are

nice to watch. They could be a big

3:44:523:44:58

threat for the British teams.

Absolutely come in a nutshell, from

3:44:583:45:02

everything you have seen, who would

you say at this point is favourite

3:45:023:45:06

for gold? I am putting you on the

spot.

In the women's? My money,

3:45:063:45:12

depending on what happens with who

plays who, my money would be a Great

3:45:123:45:17

Britain and Korea final.

That would

be very interesting and very noisy,

3:45:173:45:20

I suspect! We shall see how it works

out tomorrow and we will chat with

3:45:203:45:26

you more when we know how things are

going against the Canadians

3:45:263:45:29

tomorrow. There are some Olympic

stories that are more compelling

3:45:293:45:33

than others. Sadly, that of Elise

Christie falls into that category.

3:45:333:45:37

So too does the plight of another

skater, actually, many years ago.

3:45:373:45:43

And her story has had those

reflecting on the story of Dan

3:45:433:45:47

Johnson. He was a speed skater for

the Americans and, like Elise

3:45:473:45:51

Christie, he was a favourite in many

events coming into many events. He

3:45:513:45:59

had a history of falls and

underachievement, and even tragedy.

3:45:593:46:02

His younger sister passed away on

the morning of one of his finals in

3:46:023:46:06

1988. When he came to Lillehmammer

in 1994, he did not have a single

3:46:063:46:10

medal in three games. This was his

eighth and final go at this in the

3:46:103:46:15

1000 bidders. -- meters.

3:46:153:46:23

eighth and final go at this in the

1000 bidders. -- meters. Going into

3:46:243:46:25

the 1988 Olympics I wept in there as

favourite for the gold in the 500m

3:46:253:46:29

and the 1,000 as well. My sister was

diagnosed with leukaemia about a

3:46:293:46:35

year

3:46:353:46:35

diagnosed with leukaemia about a

year before the Olympics She passed

3:46:353:46:37

away on the morning of the 500m.

COMMENTATOR:

He pledged this medal

3:46:373:46:44

to her if he gets the medal.

My left

skate slipped out from upped meed

3:46:443:46:48

and I fell.

COMMENTATOR:

He's gone. That is

3:46:483:46:51

tragedy.

3:46:513:46:51

COMMENTATOR:

He's gone. That is

tragedy.

It was certainly one of the

3:46:513:46:54

most difficult days of my life.

COMMENTATOR: Jansen a faller in the

3:46:543:46:59

500. He has fallen again.

It maybe

wasn't meant to be. I never ever

3:46:593:47:03

considered giving up. I had one more

chance in the 1000m in 1994. I was

3:47:033:47:09

ready. It worked out.

COMMENTATOR:

The world record has

3:47:093:47:13

done to Dan Jansen.

I set a world

record.

3:47:133:47:17

COMMENTATOR:

The gold medal to

Jansen. It was his last chance in

3:47:173:47:20

his fourth Olympics.

You ask

yourself, look in 20 years from now

3:47:203:47:25

I want to be able to look back and

know there's not anything else I

3:47:253:47:29

could have done to be at my best. If

you can answer yes to that question

3:47:293:47:33

for the rest of your life you'll

never ever regret.

3:47:333:47:36

for the rest of your life you'll

never ever regret.

An absolutely

3:47:363:47:39

extraordinary moment. They skated

around the ice with his family to

3:47:393:47:44

the skater's waltz. Incredible.

3:47:443:47:50

The official report of the 94

Olympics said of it,

3:47:533:47:55

"At that moment, there

were

3:47:553:47:57

no Norwegians, Dutch,

Americans or people of other

3:47:573:47:58

nationalities among the spectators,

only fans of Dan Jansen."

3:47:583:48:01

So, it ended happily for Jansen.

3:48:013:48:02

And in the precarious

world of short track,

3:48:023:48:04

the 1000m is also the distance that

represents

3:48:043:48:11

a chance for Elise Christie.

3:48:133:48:16

It's her ninth event in three Games.

3:48:163:48:18

And after a second fall

in Pyeongchang and subsequent

3:48:183:48:20

ankle ligament injury,

she'd shown real courage to even be

3:48:203:48:22

in the start line today.

3:48:223:48:24

Real guts.

3:48:243:48:27

Christie in Heat 5, with fellow

Britons Kathryn Thomson

3:48:273:48:29

and Charlotte Gilmartin

also in action.

3:48:293:48:31

and Charlotte Gilmartin

also in action.

3:48:313:48:34

COMMENTATOR: Here we go the heats of

the Women's 1000m. Kathryn Thomson

3:48:343:48:40

from Great Britain in this one. Look

at the line-up. A tough one.

3:48:403:48:49

Kathryn Thomson moves around the

outside.

3:49:013:49:08

outside. She knows they will be

challenging at the end. She knows

3:49:083:49:11

that's the place where she needs to

be.

3:49:113:49:19

be. Kathryn Thomson has to mix it

for as long as she can in this race.

3:49:193:49:24

She's the outsider here of these

four. She is staying as near to the

3:49:243:49:27

front as she can. Four to go over

the line next time. . Is in the

3:49:273:49:31

running here at the moment. Fontana

is biding her time in third place.

3:49:313:49:39

Everybody wants to come past. Past.

Fontana into first place.

Two lapse

3:49:393:49:50

over the line. Maltais in second

place. Kooreman third. Kathryn

3:49:503:49:58

Thomson losing touch in the closing

stages of the race. This is going to

3:49:583:50:01

form. Kooreman trying to upset the

odds. She will battle her way

3:50:013:50:08

through.

3:50:083:50:13

through. Matlais stays on her feet.

In fourth place Kathryn Thomson of

3:50:143:50:18

Great Britain. Confirmation of the

result of Heat 4. Elise Christie,

3:50:183:50:24

clearly not fully fit. With that

ankle damage, picked up in the crash

3:50:243:50:28

in the semi-final of the 1500m the

other day. Keen to have a go. If she

3:50:283:50:33

can get through this Heat she will

have another couple of days to

3:50:333:50:35

recover. Lara Van Ruijven 12th in

the world. Andrea Keszler got a

3:50:353:50:45

European Championship silver last

year. Magdalena Warakomska from

3:50:453:50:48

Poland. Away they go. Christie goes

down they reach the very first

3:50:483:50:56

corner. Her race was over before it

even started. She is still on the

3:50:563:51:05

ground as the race continues. Van

Ruijven skates around. The officials

3:51:053:51:11

go across to check on her. The other

athletes are coming to a halt. I

3:51:113:51:17

think we will be restarting the

race, but whether Elise Christie

3:51:173:51:22

will be able to restart the race, we

cannot be sure. Here it is again.

3:51:223:51:27

Shefrments put the toe in the front

on the right skate into the ice as

3:51:273:51:30

she goeses in there. Oh, she caught

the blade of Keszler. I think she

3:51:303:51:36

caught the blade of Keszler.

Yeah.

No words for it, really. You see

3:51:363:51:39

there. She clips the back of the

blade of Keszler as she goes into

3:51:393:51:44

that bend. They are allowed to

restart. Now the question is, do

3:51:443:51:52

they feel that the fall.

I think

it's over. I think the Olympic Games

3:51:523:51:57

is finally over for Elise Christie.

I don't think it is. I think they

3:51:573:52:00

are checking the blades. They are

allowed to do this. They are also

3:52:003:52:05

repairing the ice. Just checking the

blade there.

She is going to go

3:52:053:52:10

again, Elise Christie. She is not

finished.

3:52:103:52:15

Away they go. Christie at the back

of the field, but at least she

3:52:153:52:21

avoided any trouble. She can get up

to speed. I think the start was

3:52:213:52:24

going to be the hardest part for

her.

Absolutely. Particularly after

3:52:243:52:27

the fall as well. She can't really

put any pressure on it. So now it's

3:52:273:52:32

a question of nine laps. Skaters one

and two will go through and we are

3:52:323:52:37

hoping and praying for Elise

Christie to qualify here.

3:52:373:52:42

Six-and-a-half lapse to go Van

Ruijven on the front. Keszler in

3:52:423:52:45

second place. Warakomska of Poland.

A fit Elise Christie shouldn't have

3:52:453:52:51

a problem getting through from this

heat. The draw has been kind to her

3:52:513:52:56

relatively speaking. But can she get

up to full speed? Can she find a way

3:52:563:53:00

through? To finish in the first two

here?

The last lap time, 9: 7: 5 as

3:53:003:53:09

Christie moves through into third

place. One and two to qualify.

3:53:093:53:12

Christie ready to make a challenge

here with three laps to go. Van

3:53:123:53:16

Ruijven comes round. Christie has a

look on the inside. Just about

3:53:163:53:19

mansion to stay on her feet.

Christie sees a gap. Forced out wide

3:53:193:53:24

again. Staying in third place. Van

Ruijven two lapse to go. Christie

3:53:243:53:29

will take the long way round. Almost

goes into the back of Warakomska.

3:53:293:53:34

Just forcing her way into second

place. A battle between Warakomska

3:53:343:53:39

and Christie. Van Ruijven leads with

half a lap to go. Christie in

3:53:393:53:44

position to qualify here. Van

Ruijven first over the line.

3:53:443:53:48

Christie in second. Warakomska three

and Keszler four. At the second

3:53:483:53:52

attempt tempt the race was completed

she picked herself up off the ice,

3:53:523:53:58

literally, to have a second go and

this time she mansion to get the job

3:53:583:54:02

done. She's through the Heat. Elise

Christie, the World Champion, is

3:54:023:54:07

still in.

It was quite a physical

race. She is carried from the arena.

3:54:073:54:12

At least not on a stretcher this

time. Run being repairs for Elise

3:54:123:54:18

Christie. -- running repairs for

Elise Christie. We await the judges

3:54:183:54:22

verdict. Chris was involved in the

physicality of it.

Absolutely.

3:54:223:54:28

Showing the courage this young lady

has. Sheer determination. It would

3:54:283:54:32

have been quite easy to turn around

and say - OK I will stop. I'm

3:54:323:54:35

injured. That's it.

There was

Keszler and another incident. This

3:54:353:54:41

is the Keszler. Keszler comes in on

to Christie. Doesn't Christie get

3:54:413:54:46

involved with Warakomska as they

come around again a little bit.

A

3:54:463:54:49

little bit as well. I mean there are

two issues. You are not allowed if

3:54:493:54:53

somebody is am coulding up the

inside, you are not allowed to

3:54:533:54:56

change lanes to block that skater

coming up the inside.

Warakomska is

3:54:563:55:00

waiting. On the off chance she can

get through here. Looking anxiously

3:55:003:55:07

up at the scoreboard that hangs high

above the rink. The review is taking

3:55:073:55:15

place. I'm hoping that it's coming

close to reaching a conclusion now.

3:55:153:55:23

So Elise Christie has left the scene

of the race, but the result has not

3:55:233:55:29

been confirmed as of yet. The

referee has gone across. Yellow

3:55:293:55:35

card, Elise Christie.

That's really

amazing. I can't believe that

3:55:353:55:43

they've ard awarded her a yellow

card.

That puts the tin hat on her

3:55:433:55:49

Olympic Games. It's hard to think

how it could have got any worse. But

3:55:493:55:54

it just has. Elise Christie is out

of the Olympic Games. So let's get

3:55:543:56:00

on with the last of the Heats now.

Kim Boutin, Charlotte Gilmartin and

3:56:003:56:15

Saito and Mascitto from Italy. She's

on the deck. Nothing to do with

3:56:153:56:20

anything else. They won't stop the

race.

That's right. If you saw

3:56:203:56:25

yesterday if they fall they

sometimes restart the race. In this

3:56:253:56:30

case there was no problem with Coe

colliding with another skater. What

3:56:303:56:34

happened with Elise Christie so the

starter will not restart the race.

3:56:343:56:38

On paper you would say Boutin most

likely to win the heat. Charlotte

3:56:383:56:43

Gilmartin has a chance of going

through here.

She certainly has. She

3:56:433:56:46

needs to stamp her authority on to

this race a little bit. The British

3:56:463:56:50

camp down after what happened to

Elise Christie. It's important now

3:56:503:56:57

that Charlotte Gilmartin tucks into

that second place and main it is a

3:56:573:57:00

her position.

Five to go. Charlotte

Gilmartin in second place behind Kym

3:57:003:57:05

Boutin of Canada. Saito and Mascitto

she needs to keep behind. Boutin has

3:57:053:57:11

the speed to come out on top in

every scenario here.

Ittic makes it

3:57:113:57:16

look so easy, Boutin. Two rms a on

her back even in the curve -- arms.

3:57:163:57:24

It's important that charm really

hangs on to the back of her tail

3:57:243:57:27

now.

It will be a big race here for

second place. Charlotte Gilmartin

3:57:273:57:31

being put under pressure from Saito

of Japan. She is in a fight now here

3:57:313:57:35

to qualify. One lap to go over the

line this time. Boutin leads the

3:57:353:57:39

way. Saito of Japan in second place.

Charlotte Gilmartin losing a bit of

3:57:393:57:44

ground now. Doesn't look like

Gilmartin will be able to close the

3:57:443:57:47

gap. She can't. Kym Boutin wins that

Heat. As one would expect. It went

3:57:473:57:54

to form in that sense. Hitomi Saito

ranked 22 at this distance had too

3:57:543:58:03

much speed for Charlotte Gilmartin

who goes out of the competition at

3:58:033:58:05

the first hurdle. Confirmation comes

through quickly.

3:58:053:58:13

through quickly. Kim Boutin and

Hitomi Saito going through and

3:58:133:58:16

Charlotte Gilmartin in third place.

Charlotte Gilmartin and Elise

3:58:163:58:21

Christie failing to make it through

from the heads of the Women's 100m.

3:58:213:58:25

First of all tell us what is going

through your mind right now in

3:58:253:58:30

First of all tell us what is going

through your mind right now in

To be

3:58:303:58:30

honest, Not much. Of I a few days

ago I didn't think I would be

3:58:303:58:37

getting on the ice. I did everything

I could to turn it around. I have

3:58:373:58:43

ligament damage in my ankle. Putting

a skate on with that is not comfy.

3:58:433:58:53

We did everything we could to turn

it around. It wasn't meant to be.

If

3:58:533:58:57

it was any other competition, would

you have been on that start line

3:58:573:59:00

today?

No I would have been off the

ice for five or six weeks and

3:59:003:59:07

rehabing I wouldn't have got on as a

World Championships I would have

3:59:073:59:12

been told I'm not getting on. They

gave me the choice because it's the

3:59:123:59:17

Olympics. The worse could happen is

I damage it more. I may well have,

3:59:173:59:21

I've been kicked in it and fallen

off the start. It didn't matter. I'd

3:59:213:59:27

trained trained all my life for

this. It was everything to me. Yeah,

3:59:273:59:30

it's done.

I think everyone watching

will think that you have got a hell

3:59:303:59:36

of a lot of guts.

Yeah, thanks. I

don't know, I just felt I owed it to

3:59:363:59:43

Britain, you know. I really want to

get short track out there. It's an

3:59:433:59:47

amazing sport. Obviously at times it

does this to you. I've no idea why

3:59:473:59:55

I've got a yellow card. When I

watched the race I was kicked on the

3:59:553:59:58

start and fell over. I've never had

a yellow card in my life. I barely

3:59:584:00:04

get penalties. I went up the inside.

I've no idea. The only thing I think

4:00:044:00:13

of is possibly the referee doesn't

think it's safe for me to race with

4:00:134:00:17

my ankle the way it is. He was

encouraging me to get off the ice

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after the fall at the start. If that

is it, fair enough, you know. I can

4:00:214:00:26

see why he might not want me to race

like that. . Might not be the

4:00:264:00:30

safest. Yeah. I think 1,000 people

wouldn't have skated with my ankle

4:00:304:00:38

the way it was. I can barely move my

knee. I can promise Britain I will

4:00:384:00:44

fight back from this. I will come

back for Beijing. Hopefully, I can

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do Britain proud then.

Back to

Beijing.

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Well, the decision to race was hers.

However, the yellow card for

4:00:564:01:00

blocking the path of the Polish

skater is frankly adding insult to

4:01:004:01:03

injury. She was carried from the

rink, that was always the plan

4:01:034:01:07

because of the injury to her ankle.

But she gave that interview shortly

4:01:074:01:11

afterwards. Some newspapers are

already calling her the most cursed

4:01:114:01:17

sportsperson in British limbic

astray. Pretty sad. But the fact

4:01:174:01:19

that she showed up at all top --

took a lot of guts. It is one of the

4:01:194:01:27

chief headlines on the 11th day of

the games.

4:01:274:01:32

Meanwhile, Mica McNeill, lying sixth

in the women's Bob. Germany lead

4:01:324:01:41

ahead of the final two runs. Tessa

Virtue and Scott Moir won gold by

4:01:414:01:52

breaking the world record, a

breathtaking display. The Canadians

4:01:524:01:55

are now the most successful figure

skaters in Olympic history. And

4:01:554:02:00

there was a German clean sweep in

the Nordic combined lawn delivered a

4:02:004:02:03

large hill event, overcoming a

handicap of more than half a minute

4:02:034:02:09

after the ski jumping to take gold.

And France's most successful

4:02:094:02:18

Olympian picked up the fifth gold of

his career, Fourcade getting his

4:02:184:02:26

third gold in these games. Incident

packed in the relay for the women.

4:02:264:02:30

South Korea taking the gold. Two

teams in the capital after final

4:02:304:02:36

were disqualified. That meant the

Netherlands got the bronze. And Ziga

4:02:364:02:44

Jeglic has been suspended after

testing positive for a banned

4:02:444:02:49

substance.

4:02:494:02:52

When it comes to the school deliver

critical of hard knocks, Rowan

4:02:534:02:56

Cheshire knows all about that. It

was four years ago in Sochi she was

4:02:564:02:59

all set for the first of her

competitions to make a debut. She

4:02:594:03:02

was involved in a training crash.

Frankly, the twists and turns of her

4:03:024:03:09

career were very hard to follow

thereafter.

4:03:094:03:17

I was feeling really confident about

my skiing and my fitness. I was

4:03:174:03:20

going into it really happy. I don't

remember the crash actually

4:03:204:03:25

happening. I don't remember the

hospital or anything like that. It

4:03:254:03:30

is only in the morning that I

actually have any recollection. It

4:03:304:03:35

was something like a compression.

When you knock yourself out and

4:03:354:03:38

can't remember it, it is always

scary when you don't know what you

4:03:384:03:41

have done, you can't think about how

you can fix that. It happening

4:03:414:03:44

again. -- a concussion.

That was the

first of three con cushions. That

4:03:444:03:51

was in February 20 14. What was the

timeline?

After that, I went away in

4:03:514:03:57

October, October or September. I

ended up hitting my head again.

4:03:574:04:09

ended up hitting my head again. Then

again, in the third place. It really

4:04:094:04:13

hit me. It was scary, how I reacted,

with my concussion.

Did you feel

4:04:134:04:21

yourself changing, in the way that

you felt you dealt with situations?

4:04:214:04:29

Yes, normal things, travelling, I

would not travel by myself. I

4:04:294:04:32

wouldn't leave the house. It gave me

a lot of anxiety to do normal

4:04:324:04:36

things. You get overly emotional

about situations you wouldn't

4:04:364:04:43

normally. Not with it, and just not

there. A lot of people with

4:04:434:04:50

concussions go through those things.

It is kind of tough, mentally, to

4:04:504:04:54

think, why am I feeling like this? I

am the only one that is feeling like

4:04:544:04:58

this. It is very hard. It is having

a three assurance that you are not

4:04:584:05:02

the only one and it gets better with

time. It takes a while to heal

4:05:024:05:06

itself, really.

You are still very

young. The experiences of the last

4:05:064:05:10

three and a half years, has it

changed your enjoyment of skiing?

It

4:05:104:05:17

did. It really did. I remember I

told my dad I didn't want to do it

4:05:174:05:22

any more. I burst out crying. I was

so sad about it. I was, like,

4:05:224:05:28

clearly, I don't want to quit if I

am going to be this sad. When you

4:05:284:05:32

have fear of just a tap on your

head, it takes away the fun. Finding

4:05:324:05:37

out enjoyment and getting the

adrenaline back was a big thing.

It

4:05:374:05:43

is there now, it is obvious?

Definitely, I am back on the horse

4:05:434:05:47

and enjoying it so much. Mike

Crockart looking to Pyeongchang,

4:05:474:05:55

what are your expectations? I really

want a medal, that is one of my

4:05:554:05:58

goals. I'm not trying to think about

it too much.

4:05:584:06:06

Ben is back, he rode on the half

pipe on the snowboard for two games.

4:06:104:06:15

Rowan's story is a reminder of the

Tizzard Jeopardy in a lot of what

4:06:154:06:18

you guys do?

Absolutely, half pipe

has its dangers. Rohan had a massive

4:06:184:06:24

crash in training in Sochi. I was

actually first on the scene. We were

4:06:244:06:29

watching them in training, and we

had to run up. You do really see the

4:06:294:06:34

consequences then that it can give.

She took it on the shoulder. What

4:06:344:06:40

she did over the next four years,

going into this Games, she managed

4:06:404:06:49

to get herself together. Her

confidence took a big knock, going

4:06:494:06:51

into the next couple of World Cups.

She needed to gather a bit of

4:06:514:06:56

momentum, which she did.

It must

have placed a huge amount of

4:06:564:07:00

pressure on all of you who push the

boundaries in sport, when you see

4:07:004:07:03

that happening to a team-mate. How

did that affect you?

The ski and

4:07:034:07:08

snowboard team trained together. I

was on the road with Rowan for quite

4:07:084:07:12

some time. You have to be there for

her, you have to encourage her as an

4:07:124:07:18

athlete. Try to take a role where

you try to push her, tried to help

4:07:184:07:23

her get back to where she was.

She

managed to get into the half pipe

4:07:234:07:29

final, a fantastic come back, only

12 did. How would you sum up the

4:07:294:07:33

nature of the differences, the

tricks we are going to see from the

4:07:334:07:37

snowboarders, to the free skiers? Is

it a different language, times, yes,

4:07:374:07:42

but the nature of tricks?

Completely

different language, skiers named

4:07:424:07:49

their grabs differently to

snowboarders. You have two edges on

4:07:494:07:52

the skis. You get a really good grip

going up the walls, compared to

4:07:524:07:56

snowboarders. I think the skiing

world is also quite new, compared to

4:07:564:08:02

the snowboard half pipe. You didn't

see the skiers entering the half

4:08:024:08:06

pipe until a later stage. But they

have really caught up. The amplitude

4:08:064:08:10

is really, really good. I think that

they really do showcase the sport

4:08:104:08:16

amazingly well.

OK, Rowan qualify

for one of the top 12, to get into

4:08:164:08:21

this final. Today we have James

Woods, we have Tim Wall would and

4:08:214:08:26

Edley, as fluent and snowboard as

they are in skis and which. -- in

4:08:264:08:32

ski language.

4:08:324:08:33

Rowan Cheshire and, sat next to me,

the man of the moment from ski slope

4:08:374:08:42

yesterday, James Woods. Good to have

you here.

Thank you. This is the

4:08:424:08:49

best seat in the house!

As we heard

earlier on, Rowan battling back from

4:08:494:08:57

that horrendous concussion in Sochi.

But she has made it to the Olympics

4:08:574:09:01

and is about to drop in for her

first time.

Just needs to stay the

4:09:014:09:11

tech side down. Nice alley-oop.

Best

amplitude we have seen so far. In 2D

4:09:114:09:18

nine. Solid five. Into the seventh.

Into the switch alley-oop. Lovely.

4:09:184:09:34

Great first run.

Definitely got the

most amplitude we have seen so far.

4:09:344:09:41

And she has got nine in there. She

has upped the difficulty that we

4:09:414:09:45

have seen from the previous runs.

75.4. She slots in behind the

4:09:454:09:53

Russian.

4:09:534:09:58

Russian.

The defending Olympic

champion, the three times ex games

4:09:584:10:01

gold medallist. She knows what she

is doing, no slouch on ace set of

4:10:014:10:06

skis. Just trying to tick the

amplitude box.

That is a big thing.

4:10:064:10:18

You're going to see a lot of

rotations. Look at that,

4:10:184:10:24

back-to-back sevens.

We talked about

it at the top, she is ticking the

4:10:244:10:28

amplitude box and highlighted that

by going small on the next one.

That

4:10:284:10:32

is true. Oh, no!

She dropped the

back-to-back nines at the bottom.

4:10:324:10:39

One of the most experienced players

in this final is the first one to go

4:10:394:10:43

down. I wasn't expecting that.

4:10:434:10:47

Next, Annalisa Drew. The other

undisputed powerhouse.

4:10:474:10:59

She is a spinning top, she can

generate her own magnetic field.

4:10:594:11:07

That is a massive 900. Back-to-back

nines. Putting those nice and high

4:11:134:11:22

up the pipe.

4:11:224:11:27

Looking good, 540. Nice, solid grab.

Could she get two more? No, big

4:11:274:11:37

seven to finish.

I loved that run, I

really like it.

For me, that is a

4:11:374:11:44

classic pipe run. She prioritised

amplitude over everything else. But

4:11:444:11:49

she was able to get a technicality

in there.

4:11:494:11:53

That is a fantastic run from

Annalisa Drew. Putting points on the

4:11:584:12:01

board, she has big tricks she will

be able to drop in the final.

4:12:014:12:07

Brita Sigourney is wearing the

number

4:12:074:12:18

number one bib for a reason. Coming

into this, with some inside

4:12:184:12:23

knowledge on the scene, for me, this

is the battle between Brita

4:12:234:12:30

Sigourney for this win.

4:12:304:12:34

She wants this.

That alley-oop 440,

that is technical difficulty in a

4:12:344:12:43

nutshell.

Rotating up the pipe, and

travel back down it. A beautiful

4:12:434:12:49

run. I got the shivers then.

This

4:12:494:12:57

run. I got the shivers then.

This is

simmering, turn down the gas!

It is

4:12:574:13:00

going to catch.

It has already

caught, I am too excited. I am a

4:13:004:13:10

newbie, but I am already excited.

Look at that, the 390, only pulled

4:13:104:13:16

down by the 89.

It is a very

difficult thing, judging and the

4:13:164:13:23

points thing. But the essence of it

is to love the placings. The score

4:13:234:13:29

is really just a little message, a

little communication from the judges

4:13:294:13:32

to the riders more than anything.

89.8, that is telling me that the

4:13:324:13:36

judges are telling Brita that if she

gets the grabs she will be well up

4:13:364:13:42

there into the 90s.

Barry Martyn

4:13:424:13:54

there into the 90s.

Barry Martyn --

Marie Martinod, absolutely slaying

4:13:544:13:55

it. They have been coming of age

over the last few decades. Age is

4:13:554:14:04

just a number for Marie Martinod.

Silver medallist from Sochi. Skiing

4:14:044:14:13

out her plan.

4:14:134:14:20

She is fizzing. Oh!

We said it, she

is skiing clever, ticking the boxes

4:14:224:14:34

and doing exactly what the judges

want to see.

4:14:344:14:40

Cassie Sharpe, coming out of

Vancouver. Her brother got the

4:14:404:14:44

silver at the ex-games.

4:14:444:14:51

The family are very happy to have at

least one member in there.

4:14:524:15:01

You can see how clean and

confidently she comes through this

4:15:014:15:04

pipe. Take it from us, she is

ticking the boxes for the judges.

4:15:044:15:10

Massive truck driver.

That was

beautiful! Beautiful last trip.

You

4:15:104:15:15

could not have rolled a bowling ball

any smoother than that. Just hit the

4:15:154:15:20

transition. That was a fantastic run

from Cassie

4:15:204:15:25

transition. That was a fantastic run

from Cassie. Lots of switches.

4:15:254:15:29

Solid, consistent grabs.

4:15:294:15:34

Amazing skiing.

The last woman to

drop in the first run of women's ski

4:15:344:15:42

half pipe finals. That is Cassie

Sharpe. She takes the lead with a

4:15:424:15:46

94.4.

4:15:464:15:53

Cassie Sharpe chased closely by

Marie Martinod.

4:15:534:16:02

Marie Martinod. And Brita Sigourney

and Annalisa

4:16:034:16:06

Marie Martinod. And Brita Sigourney

and Annalisa Drew. Next in Valeriya

4:16:064:16:13

Demidova.

Is that no the the sickest

name possible. It doesn't get better

4:16:134:16:21

than that.

They are not giving out

medals for name.

They should be.

4:16:214:16:27

First time I saw her was at the

World Cup in New Zealand in 2017,

4:16:274:16:32

really recently. She has got a

bright future in this. Watch

4:16:324:16:37

hereticcle skiing through the middle

of the pipe. Enjoy tricks. Watch how

4:16:374:16:43

solid and smooth it is.

You need to

have brill yanlt edge control.

4:16:434:16:47

Absolutely.

To drive and get the

power to launch out of the pipe.

4:16:474:16:53

Yesterday Murray was talking about

landing. They call it in the pipe

4:16:534:16:59

world, face the judges. You don't

want to land facing the judges. You

4:16:594:17:03

want to land pointing at the next

wall. Technically, really nice. Just

4:17:034:17:07

17 years of age as well.

This is

beautiful, clean, tech,skiing. She

4:17:074:17:16

is lacking

4:17:164:17:21

is lacking the aplitude.

That's

really nice.

Fifth place. 80.6.

4:17:224:17:31

Rewarded for good, clean looking

skiing.

4:17:314:17:37

skiing. Rowan Cheshire of Great

Britain.

She's done so much getting

4:17:384:17:41

here. We keep talking about that.

Can I say she's a badass. I be

4:17:414:17:50

proibly can't. You just did. I

learnt to ski at Stoke dry slope

4:17:504:17:58

where she learnt to ski.

Did you?

Yeah.

4:17:584:18:02

Beautiful.

Come on Rowan.

This run

is flawless so far. Every single

4:18:054:18:14

grab, even on that nine. You could

see coming out of the #00 on her

4:18:144:18:20

third hit, going into that 540 she

had the scuff on the bottom.

4:18:204:18:25

Unfortunate she's gone down. A less

easy way of spinning.

4:18:254:18:33

easy way of spinning.

Next in Maddie

Bowman.

4:18:344:18:43

Bowman. She Bowman. Bowman.

4:18:454:18:47

Took a gold in the halfpipe under

the

4:18:494:18:58

the floodlights in Aspen if a win

can help you through this, that's

4:19:024:19:03

it.

Landing flat. Did well to keep

it going and get out into the switch

4:19:034:19:10

seven.

Yeah. She managed to back

that up with the right five, left

4:19:104:19:19

nine into the right. No, no!

Oh, no.

Are you joking. That is a

4:19:194:19:24

disappointment. That is huge, huge

pressure going into the third run.

4:19:244:19:30

That run was really, really good.

Her mum down in the finish area

4:19:304:19:35

there. So distraught for her. That

run is so close. She can touch it.

4:19:354:19:42

My goodness. The run that got a gold

at X Games.

4:19:424:19:56

Let us see how this first 900. I was

comparing Rowan's to hers. Nice and

4:19:594:20:04

big. She holds it together. Over

rotation. Holding it down. She put

4:20:044:20:09

in a back-to-back.

How did she get

away with that. Leaving a ski on the

4:20:094:20:14

deck. After everything we have said.

She took a a bit of the deck through

4:20:144:20:22

it. Not affecting her run.

The speed

is there.

Phenomenal.

Wow. 10: 80 to

4:20:224:20:28

finish.

First spin we have seen over

900.

It

That was huge. That was a

4:20:284:20:35

fantastic show of

Recovery.

Recovery, courage.

4:20:354:20:43

Recovery, courage.

Oh, my goodness.

You said that, that big chunk of

4:20:434:20:49

blue lip being pulled down...

Into

this.

How do you keep your speed up

4:20:494:20:58

after that?

I don't know.

4:20:584:21:05

after that?

I don't know.

That score

is... You can hear her saying. She

4:21:074:21:11

did hit the deck. Got punished just

then for that deck.

4:21:114:21:17

Lovely style on the first hit.

Starting to up the technicality with

4:21:304:21:35

the second.

You can see how

confident she is feeling after

4:21:354:21:38

landing that first round and getting

a big score.

The speed is there.

4:21:384:21:46

Final hit for her. To 10. Yes, she

lands the 10.

Wow.

The 33-year-old,

4:21:464:21:58

mother of one absolutely destroying

it here at Phoenix Park. Wow. She

4:21:584:22:06

has backed the judges into a serious

corner.

4:22:064:22:15

corner.

My goodness. Not the

improvement.

I thought it would be

4:22:154:22:20

more than that.

I thought it would

be more too.

4:22:204:22:29

be more too. The judges are not

giving themselves room to put

4:22:294:22:33

someone in between Marie's two runs.

That is a dangerous place to be in

4:22:334:22:36

really. That's hard.

Cassie is

running the game right now. She's

4:22:364:22:43

the skiers skier. The favourite to

win. She's in the lead. She will

4:22:434:22:49

feel seriously good. Two more runs

to do some business.

Penultimate

4:22:494:22:52

run. She's already in the lead. Big

spin first hit.

Solid grab on that

4:22:524:22:58

900. Has her legs turned on. Into

the flare.

How relaxed was that.

360

4:22:584:23:06

switch. Down the pipe, 360. Now,

needs to... There is the truck

4:23:064:23:14

driver. Really nice. Finally,

funning with a bang. Oh my days.

4:23:144:23:22

Really talking. A 10 to finish.

Everything in between was big and

4:23:224:23:29

stylish. Cassie landed the run she

came here and wanted in her dreams,

4:23:294:23:35

I think. The best run she had done.

Cassiebooted herself out of top

4:23:354:23:43

place, I reckon. Straight through

the net. 95.8. On the budser. She

4:23:434:23:54

has put it out of reach of everybody

else there. There are the standings

4:23:544:24:02

after run two.

4:24:024:24:13

Rowan Cheshire from Great Britain

drops in for her third and final

4:24:174:24:20

run. Sat in seventh position. She

has the tools to improve.

She will

4:24:204:24:28

have the third run nerves after

missing that second run. Started off

4:24:284:24:33

nice and smooth. No, no, no! .

She's

fallen on the left nine on the third

4:24:334:24:40

hit. She WAPPed out the nine on the

second hit for the alley-oop. She

4:24:404:24:45

had skilled scaled it back.

4:24:454:24:53

had skilled scaled it back. Next in

Maddie Bowman. On the form she has,

4:24:574:25:04

she could move up the rankings

considerably. She needs to lay-down

4:25:044:25:08

a run. She dropped the first two.

Yeah. It's all there.

4:25:084:25:18

Yeah. It's all there. Big air to

start things off. Huge 540. Tail

4:25:184:25:26

into 720. Switch 17.

Here it is.

The

900.

Come on. Do it, do it.

Oh, no!

4:25:264:25:44

You are kidding. What is a shame.

I

thought she was going to lay. It I

4:25:444:25:48

thought she was going to let it go

after the 9.

The defending Olympic

4:25:484:25:55

champion crashing out in the finals,

all three runs.

4:25:554:26:08

That has left the standings wide

open for the rest of the results.

4:26:144:26:22

Maddie Bowman is a favourite. Look

how aggressive she is riding through

4:26:224:26:26

this halfpipe. If you are not

aggressive it will chew you up and

4:26:264:26:29

spit you out as we said in the past.

She's attacking this.

She is. Solid

4:26:294:26:34

540. Last trick here now. 20 just.

Just gets it round at the top. Gets

4:26:344:26:43

those rear tips of the skis in over

the lip shech puts it down. Awave

4:26:434:26:48

and a smile from her.

What it does

mean, I had a look with Maddie

4:26:484:26:57

Bowman falling, Rowan Cheshire is

guaranteed seventh place. Oh!

82.2.

4:26:574:27:09

Ayana improving her score. The last

four riders to drop are the four top

4:27:094:27:16

riders.

Annalisa Drew outside the

medals. Can she pull it out of the

4:27:164:27:22

bag and lay-down a score worthy of

some metal?

Goodness that was a

4:27:224:27:27

massive 900 on the first.

She needs

the run of her life to upset the

4:27:274:27:31

apple cart. So far it's looking like

that. Beautiful alley-oop. To the

4:27:314:27:40

five. Calming things down. A gentle

pause between the technicality we

4:27:404:27:44

will see at the bottom here.

We need

the fireworks here. Wow. Wow, that

4:27:444:27:49

was clean. I'm so glad I dipped my

vision out of the window then to see

4:27:494:27:55

that last landing. Ladies and

gentlemen, that was so clean. Wow.

4:27:554:28:00

Annalisa Drew regardless of score

and ranking she can be incredibly

4:28:004:28:04

proud of three runs in the bag in

the Olympic final. That is a huge,

4:28:044:28:10

huge attribute to her skiing. The

judges will be staring this run down

4:28:104:28:15

and comparing it exactly against

Brita Sigourney's run.

Annalisa

4:28:154:28:23

Drew, the American was on an 86. 8.

# 0.8. She has a point clear. She is

4:28:234:28:36

in the medals for now. -- 90.8. Next

is Brita who she dumped out of

4:28:364:28:48

bronze position. Could be an

It

awkward flight home. Knocked her

4:28:484:28:54

fella country woman out of the

medals. Brita Sigourney has it all

4:28:544:28:59

to do.

This is when you find out

what you are made of. You thought

4:28:594:29:04

you had a medal, got that close. Now

you have to lay-down a huge clean

4:29:044:29:10

run, arguably the best run of her

life under pressure.

She has got the

4:29:104:29:19

technical difficulty, the confidence

and the grabs and everything to play

4:29:194:29:22

with it. Brita is the only person in

this field that can challenge Cassie

4:29:224:29:30

Sharpe. She has gone to fourth

place. How she will deal with that

4:29:304:29:36

will be wicked interesting.

Distracted or motivation. Let's find

4:29:364:29:39

out.

Huge alley-oop.

Confident going

into this. Biggest air of the day,

4:29:394:29:44

was it is?

She made a 900 look like

a 500.

She got that grab. That is

4:29:444:29:52

what her last run lacked. That is

why she was down on the points

4:29:524:29:56

before.

Needs the fireworks here.

So

clean.

Oh, my.

Last 180. Rides out.

4:29:564:30:05

They are hugging at the bottom. I

don't know where the judges go with

4:30:054:30:08

this.

For me, I think...

She's in

those medals, man. No way about it.

4:30:084:30:14

Absolutely. But I don't, I think

it's better than Martinod's run. It

4:30:144:30:23

was bigger. She had the style and

cleanliness.

The grab on that as

4:30:234:30:28

well. That is the battle we came to

see. I'm sorry everybody else. This

4:30:284:30:32

is the battle we came to see. We

came to see the rock star this is is

4:30:324:30:39

the Cassi Sharpe versus Brita

Sigourney.

You don't want anyone on

4:30:394:30:45

a victory lap.

Oh, my goodness. Oh,

my goodness.

Bronze.

Dodging a huge

4:30:454:30:52

you will aboutlet. That was an

amazing run from Marie. The judges

4:30:524:30:57

are seeing things we can't see on

the stream we are getting. Brita

4:30:574:31:02

swift a few grabs. Not holding them

correctly. That is what the judges

4:31:024:31:06

punished her for, to be

4:31:064:31:12

Are we going to see the defending

silver medallist, from Le Plan in

4:31:134:31:17

France? Marine Monta

4:31:174:31:24

she needs the run of her life here.

Gold fever in the ski half pipe

4:31:244:31:31

finals. Marie Martinod is on the

hunt.

4:31:314:31:37

Right side five. The nine was so

well measured. Really clean. She has

4:31:394:31:48

gone!

4:31:484:31:53

gone!

You don't need to be a rocket

surgeon to do the maths on that one.

4:31:534:32:01

So, Marie Martinod raising her

hands, celebrating the silver. At

4:32:014:32:05

the top of the pipe, Cassie Sharpe

gives her coach a high five and gets

4:32:054:32:13

a gold. The idea of a gold medal,

she lets that subtle. Back up to the

4:32:134:32:21

Sharpe. Her brother missed out on a

snowboard slopestyle team. Now

4:32:214:32:27

Cassie Sharpe comes home with a

gold. What a fantastic day for the

4:32:274:32:34

family and Canada, following up on

the silver in the women's slope.

4:32:344:32:44

They got the bronze and silver. She

lets it go!

It is almost relief,

4:32:444:32:52

isn't it? The pressure is gone.

You

talk about fighting against

4:32:524:32:59

yourself. My goodness!

She is in the

zone. Beautiful. That is going at

4:32:594:33:08

the top of the run. I guarantee you,

before the end of the season she

4:33:084:33:11

will be throwing that at the top of

the run. It is so strong. Cassie

4:33:114:33:15

Sharpe, undoubtedly, emphatically

taking gold in the women's ski half

4:33:154:33:23

pipe finals. I fantastic battle.

4:33:234:33:30

A performance that was head and

shoulders above the rest. Marie

4:33:304:33:35

Martinod brings out her daughter.

The 33-year-old mother of one,

4:33:354:33:39

taking the silver medal.

4:33:394:33:45

taking the silver medal. In first

place, Cassie Sharpe. Fantastic

4:33:454:33:48

performance from the Canadian.

4:33:484:33:55

You are so involved!

There are tears

creeping into my eyes, seeing her

4:33:564:34:03

with her child. That is amazing.

Imagine being carried out by your

4:34:034:34:09

mum on to the Olympic podium. If you

are ever going to be inspired to

4:34:094:34:13

chase a medal, that is it.

Mothers

around the world celebrating Marie

4:34:134:34:19

Martinod's silver. Brita Sigourney,

the American, in bronze. Cassie

4:34:194:34:24

Sharpe with the gold.

4:34:244:34:30

Olympic champion, how does that

feel?

Incredible! It doesn't quite

4:34:304:34:34

feel real, but I put a whole bunch

of work into getting here. It feels

4:34:344:34:39

good.

Fair to say that you have been

bossing it since Oslo, the X-Games,

4:34:394:34:43

how much pressure where you and

coming into the Allen Rix? -- how

4:34:434:34:50

much pressure were you under, coming

into the Olympics?

I was under

4:34:504:34:56

pressure, but I spent time preparing

for it, getting consistent. I am

4:34:564:35:01

really thankful I did the work

beforehand.

Rowan, huge

4:35:014:35:06

congratulations. Seventh place, you

must be thrilled?

I am over the

4:35:064:35:11

moon, it was a gold mine to reach

the finals, I had minimal training.

4:35:114:35:15

Over the moon to get to the finals.

To put down a run, sometimes, my

4:35:154:35:19

nerves get to me and it is the first

one when I tend to fall. It was good

4:35:194:35:26

to land a good run. I am really

happy.

That is a huge step by Rowan

4:35:264:35:31

Cheshire. Well done to her. Cassie

Sharpe, you have got to say, you

4:35:314:35:35

really wanted a Chloe Kim and Shaun

White moment, didn't it? It was on

4:35:354:35:41

the second run. Some watching it

might have sensed an anti-climax,

4:35:414:35:46

but the second run really nailed it

for her?

They introduced the 3-run

4:35:464:35:51

final. It really does mix it up a

little bit. Sometimes, you could get

4:35:514:35:58

it on your first run, and you have

two more to go. But she is so good

4:35:584:36:02

in the pipe. She is so smooth. She

executes her tricks absolutely

4:36:024:36:07

perfectly. Lovely to see the 900s,

and she got the 1080 as well. This

4:36:074:36:14

is skiing at its finest. I think

that Cassie is going to improve more

4:36:144:36:18

and more this season. I could almost

say that she has not quite peaked in

4:36:184:36:24

her career, even at the Olympics.

She has got far to go.

4:36:244:36:31

Many amateur skiers like myself

would have no problems in going

4:36:314:36:34

backwards, but it is trying to go

backwards that is the problem, we

4:36:344:36:37

just end up doing it for the wrong

reasons. It does put you in mind of

4:36:374:36:41

the fact that in snowboarding you

are really working with one edge at

4:36:414:36:44

a time. In skiing, you are working

with two at a time. Two skis, two

4:36:444:36:50

polls, there are more moving parts

that can go wrong?

Absolutely. I

4:36:504:36:56

think skiers, they can come out of

their skis if they land too heavy.

4:36:564:37:02

Really, they have got it a lot

harder than us snowboarders. For

4:37:024:37:08

them to handle two skis, two poles,

taking them down is hard work.

And

4:37:084:37:16

grabbing with them, how does that

work?

Some of them have got gloves

4:37:164:37:21

were the poles clip into their

glove, they can open their grasp a

4:37:214:37:26

little bit to reach down and grab.

You find it does help. The poles are

4:37:264:37:34

shorter as well. They don't have to

throw them around too much. But it

4:37:344:37:37

does help.

We have seen the half

pipe since 1988 for snowboarders.

4:37:374:37:43

How much more is to come in free

skiing? It is not in its infancy,

4:37:434:37:48

but in Olympic terms it is fairly

new?

Still a really new sport. It

4:37:484:37:53

only got introduced in the last

Olympics in 2014. It has far to go.

4:37:534:38:00

The ladies and the man, they have a

lot of tricks to get done, compared

4:38:004:38:07

to the snowboarders, that seemed to

be a little bit more established.

4:38:074:38:10

Shall we look at the men? It was

qualifying, and in fact we have got

4:38:104:38:15

three British skiers in this one.

Also look out for the Kiwi brothers,

4:38:154:38:21

making it a family affair for New

Zealand.

4:38:214:38:26

Peter Speight, the 28-year-old. He

got a fourth in China, back in

4:38:264:38:31

December. He has some good form

coming into this. Look at the focus.

4:38:314:38:41

Come on, the lad from Sheffield. He

has clipped the deck. I don't think

4:38:414:38:49

there was any wind, was there??

4:38:494:38:57

Going marginally across the deck

area, and he has got a 22 foot fall.

4:39:004:39:05

Back to the top. Yet another heavy

hitter. Torin Yater-Wallace.

Torin

4:39:054:39:15

has been battling so hard with

injuries and more. He has been in

4:39:154:39:20

and out of hospital.

He was really

ill?

Yes, 2015, he nearly died.

4:39:204:39:27

Really!?

It's not funny, actually,

it is terrible. But he has come

4:39:274:39:32

back, he has a movie out, it is

incredible. This boy's story.

The

4:39:324:39:39

double 12 at the top, putting him

right into the flat. He manages to

4:39:394:39:44

keep his legs turned on. Into the

huge, lazy seven Switch 20. A thing

4:39:444:39:51

of beauty.

He was eight cameramen

out. And he put that right into the

4:39:514:39:57

back pocket of the pipe.

A little

double 900 at the bottom.

That is a

4:39:574:40:05

huge thing for the judges. Using the

entirety of the pipe.

4:40:054:40:14

89.6. It is the lead for Torin

Yater-Wallace.

4:40:154:40:23

David Wise, the defending champion.

His form goes up and down a little

4:40:274:40:31

bit. Of course, his form is peaking

perfectly right here.

Absolutely,

4:40:314:40:36

the best shout on the way into the

pipe. Hello, world!

4:40:364:40:40

He is incredibly consistent. His

form goes up and down. He took a

4:40:444:40:47

couple of years when he was mellow

in the half pipe, but results wise

4:40:474:40:51

he has always been there,

unstoppable form.

A few weeks ago,

4:40:514:40:57

the X-Games, you saw him unveil all

of the double corks! Again, as you

4:40:574:41:03

said, mistakes from the big guns.

David Wise, the double cork has cost

4:41:034:41:09

him.

Someone that can perform under

pressure is David Wise, and he will

4:41:094:41:14

need to do that.

4:41:144:41:16

Kevin Rolland, the Frenchman, so, so

dominant.

Has he dropped off in the

4:41:204:41:28

last few years?

Honestly? No. Kevin

has been at that top level. He has

4:41:284:41:34

been engineering tricks. He has been

dialling, and he can perform right

4:41:344:41:38

now. This is what he is doing,

making sure his run has every single

4:41:384:41:42

base to play in the final, should he

make it there.

A lot of people

4:41:424:41:49

landing flat on the right-hand wall.

I have only heard really good

4:41:494:41:56

reports on this half pipe from the

riders, skiers and snowboarders, I

4:41:564:41:59

can only imagine it is over arousal,

a bit of anxiety. But look, it is

4:41:594:42:07

not a thing for Kevin, but he

manages to power it out.

Gingerly,

4:42:074:42:14

he has done something?

It looks like

his left hip, that is what he was

4:42:144:42:18

pushing on. I don't know if it was

during the run.

4:42:184:42:28

Kevin Rolland moves into second

position, just ahead of Beau-James

4:42:314:42:36

Wells.

4:42:364:42:42

I tell you what, he is in a lot of

pain.

4:42:424:42:49

Alex Ferreira.

The youngster, from

Aspen, Colorado. He plied his trade

4:42:494:42:59

up there. Learned from the very

best. Sell that the X-Games a few

4:42:594:43:06

weeks ago. Astronomical! -- Silver

at the X-Games. The first one, so

4:43:064:43:13

big, into the seven, landing

backwards. Into the switch.

4:43:134:43:22

backwards. Into the switch. The 1262

the moon, he had his legs turned on.

4:43:224:43:27

What a run.

Reports about

consistency. We mention it with a

4:43:274:43:31

lot of these guys, Alex Pereira has

come... Well, he is a veteran now,

4:43:314:43:36

still young, but he came out of

nowhere in Aspen. Torin came first,

4:43:364:43:45

and Alex was nipping at his heels.

All of a sudden, he is a stable in

4:43:454:43:50

all of these competitions. --

stable.

4:43:504:43:55

92.6. The kid who sat in...

Can I

also say...

He sat in Torin

4:43:584:44:05

Yater-Wallace's shadow for so long

and he has stepped out of it at the

4:44:054:44:09

Olympics, moving ahead of his mate

it one of the most pressurised

4:44:094:44:12

modifications we have seen in a

while.

Before we came on air, I

4:44:124:44:16

asked James Woods who he thought was

good to take the win, and he said

4:44:164:44:20

Alex Pereira.

Byron Wells.

You're

going to see everything from him.

4:44:204:44:27

Dropping into the pipe. He takes

none of the speed that anybody else

4:44:274:44:30

does. He starts off switch. He is

one of the most talented skiers, in

4:44:304:44:40

my opinion, in the whole world.

Unfortunately, he spends a lot of

4:44:404:44:43

time injured. He can get off the

sofa and into a run like this.

4:44:434:44:47

Massive, so far. The alley-oop, the

flat five at the end. A work of art.

4:44:474:44:56

It is art. This is exactly what I am

talking about. This is art. Byron

4:44:564:45:03

putting on a show for all of us.

I

would like to see this kind of

4:45:034:45:09

skiing getting rewarded.

He had less

hits than anybody else, but he used

4:45:094:45:12

the entire pipe, and that is a big

thing with the judges.

Albert Shia

4:45:124:45:21

if his beard has not sold it for

you, he is also a helicopter pirate.

4:45:214:45:26

-- helicopter pilot.

4:45:264:45:27

A big unit, but he has got some

style and power in the pipe.

4:45:314:45:38

A pocket rocket in the half pipe, he

has come out of nowhere. He is

4:45:384:45:43

incredibly passionate about it and

he will go absolutely all-out, to

4:45:434:45:46

put on the best show, and hopefully

get himself into the finals. Look

4:45:464:45:50

for him going big. Very innovative,

double seat belt wrapped to start

4:45:504:45:55

things out.

4:45:554:46:00

Straight to the flats. This is where

he went really deep. He ises ming

4:46:004:46:04

the wall. He still hasn't touched

down yet. All of that impact. 22

4:46:044:46:08

feet of wall. However high he was

out of it, at least 10, 12 feet, I

4:46:084:46:13

would say.

4:46:134:46:19

would say. The last skier to drop in

this the first

4:46:194:46:27

this the first run of ??CAPNE

qualification.

4:46:294:46:34

qualification.

True gentleman we

love him. He has been working really

4:46:354:46:37

hard at this.

If you watch the Ski

Sunday opening title you will see

4:46:374:46:46

him in the halfpipe.

Really?

It's a

difficult place to be dropping in

4:46:464:46:51

last. He has had to watch the entire

competition going down. A long time

4:46:514:46:56

since his last practice run. He will

be feeling. It I'm sure he will put

4:46:564:47:00

down a fallify case we know he can

do. 900 to start thicks off. First

4:47:004:47:04

of the two double flares that Murray

is capable of. There is the right

4:47:044:47:09

side. 20. Tail grab.

Yes.

Come on,

Murray. Hold it together, bud. The

4:47:094:47:16

other double. To the other side.

Stand-up.

Yes.

He nailed it, didn't

4:47:164:47:23

he?

Yeah.

When he dropped in it's

the most relaxed I've seen him in

4:47:234:47:28

the pipe. He looked absolutely

settled.

It was really, really nice.

4:47:284:47:33

That last hit.

Held on to this,

didn't he?

Yeah. He held on to it

4:47:334:47:37

rather than being in the driving

seat. That little wiggle to squeak

4:47:374:47:42

his skis base down. It will pinch

him. He completed that run. A run he

4:47:424:47:46

should be really happy with.

At the

moment, the bubble score for 12th

4:47:464:47:58

place is the Austrian Ladner. That

is within his reach.

I think so.

66,

4:47:594:48:05

ninth place for Murray Buchan. A

little smile creeping over his face

4:48:054:48:10

there. He has loads of room to go.

He tidies up that run it's mid to

4:48:104:48:17

high 70s.

4:48:174:48:22

high 70s. Back up at the top, Peter

Speight is ready.

Come on, Pete.

4:48:234:48:30

Learnt on the dry slope halfpipe of

your hometown, Sheffield.

Yeah.

4:48:304:48:40

your hometown, Sheffield.

Yeah. Got

the 900 in the bag. Back-to-back

4:48:404:48:43

900s.

Landing a little bit flat.

He's pulled it out and kept the

4:48:434:48:49

momentum into that flare.

He will be

feeling good. He's all the way into

4:48:494:48:52

his run. Into his rhythm, got his

groove on.

Building good speed for

4:48:524:48:58

theses last hits.

Japan, poking it

out.

Stoked with that. Put a run

4:48:584:49:04

down. We have said it time and time

again, all you want to do is just

4:49:044:49:08

come and put your run down. It

doesn't matter really what happens.

4:49:084:49:12

It's such a big build-up to get to

these Games. Into the 720. He misses

4:49:124:49:21

the mute. That will cost him with

the judges. 64.6 at the moment.

4:49:214:49:29

Solid.

Good enough for 11th place.

He did a fantastic first run.

4:49:294:49:36

Amazing. Looking very, very pretty.

He has so much more to give. Like

4:49:364:49:41

the other top guys, Beau.

Interesting. A long time before the

4:49:414:49:46

final drops. A couple more days.

Interesting to see whether he use it

4:49:464:49:52

is for a practice run or amp up his

score.

On 86.

4:49:524:50:00

score.

On 86. 2, currently in fifth

place. Did you hear that when he

4:50:024:50:04

took off. He's enjoying this run. I

think he will do the run that he

4:50:044:50:09

knows he will do incredibly well.

Double 12 into big cork outed 540.

4:50:094:50:18

Double flare. We saw that from

Murray, the double flae previously.

4:50:184:50:23

Wow. Two in the bag. That is the

performance that Beau was after. Two

4:50:234:50:31

solid runnings, calm,ical Kew lated

and perfectly executed. That will

4:50:314:50:35

give him a big old boost of

confidence.

So he's improved. Very

4:50:354:50:40

nicely. 88.

4:50:404:50:45

nicely. 88. 2 for Beau-James Wells.

As all eyes go back to the top for

4:50:454:50:51

Aaron Blunck. X Games gold medals in

the pipe 2017. No stranger to the

4:50:514:51:02

podium.

Absolutely not. This is some

pressure right now. Second run.

4:51:024:51:09

Halfway through the pack. He has to

land his next run to get his place

4:51:094:51:13

in the final.

With it all to do,

from Colorado.

Completely blind

4:51:134:51:23

switch double nine. How he does that

I do not know. To switch right side

4:51:234:51:29

down pipe seven. Not as big as he

normally goes.

No.

Bring it round,

4:51:294:51:34

Aaron Blunck.

Yes.

Thank goodness.

It wouldn't be a final without Aaron

4:51:344:51:37

Blunck.

No, it would not. We can all

breathe again now. We want to see

4:51:374:51:43

the best guys in the final. We want

to see these big trucks we know

4:51:434:51:49

these guy can do in the final.

Amazing back-to-back doublings.

4:51:494:51:52

We haven't seen it there.

For me,

Aaron Blunck has come out and

4:51:524:51:55

really, really turned it on.

4:51:554:52:01

really, really turned it on.

94.4.

Zero to hero. From 12th spot to 1st.

4:52:024:52:15

He always leaves it out there.

He

does. He goes for it all out. Didn't

4:52:184:52:26

quite get the grab he did on the

first run. The 720, he's managed to

4:52:264:52:33

hold on to. It's not the run that he

wanted.

No.

Such a shame. A bit of

4:52:334:52:40

wind on the second hit pushing him

back in the middle of the pipe. A

4:52:404:52:44

big, big pop. Potentially nerves or

jitters that will push him

4:52:444:52:49

off-the-wall. You know, anxiety a

little bit.

Back up to the top of

4:52:494:52:55

the pipe for the final skier to drop

in. It is Great Britain's Murray

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Buchan. 66 on the first run.

Currently sat in 14th place. Well

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within his grasp is a finals Berthe.

In 12th place at the moment is

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Andreas Gohl. If he can tidy up that

run a little bit he will make the

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top 12.

Come on. Come on Murray

Buchan. Come on Murray.

The rest of

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his first run was absolutely

beautiful. Nice left side 900 tail

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grab to start things off. Right side

540. Going big and holding it

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strong. We saw Brendan come unstuck.

First of his double flares to the

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left, right side, 720 tail grab.

Very clean, very within Murray's

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ability. Switch right down to pipe.

20. Into his second, yes Murray. Two

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double flares. Better than run one.

Way cleaner.

It absolutely was. It

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was better than run one. There is

Izzy. It was better than run one.

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Was it better than Andreas' run?

He

has to improve by 2.7 to make the

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finals here. Oh. Life can be so

cruel. Come on, Murray.

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Oh! They have punished him for the

missed grabs on that double. That is

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such a shame for Murray. Two out of

two killer, killer pipe runs. To the

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top of his ability. He walks away

with 14th at the Olympic Winter

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Games. Confirmation of the results

here: The Americans in the top three

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spots. Two Kiwis, brothers.

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spots. Two Kiwis, brothers. Murray

Buchan in 14th

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spots. Two Kiwis, brothers. Murray

Buchan in 14th place. You came this

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close. Talk us through the

qualifying.

To be honest, I thought

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I skied quite good. I put down a

good run. I was happy with it. The

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score came in I thought I it was

slightly low. It could have gone

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either way. My second run I thought

was better. I thought my landings

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were cleaner. Some of my grabs were

better. On my right double my grab

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wasn't great. I'm quite disappointed

that I came so close and didn't make

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the cut.

It was very close indeed.

That final of the ski pipe on

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Thursday without the three British

skiers. Albeit that the defending

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champion Wise woos was down in

eighth position. Ben you reckon he

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is the man to watch in this final.

Why, what do you think he has that

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the others don't? I know that David

has a.

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Better run in him already. Maybe he

was holding back a little bit. I'm

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not so sure. The back-to-back double

12 is certainly something that he's

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definitely got in the bag that you

might see tomorrow. Who knows. But

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all I do know is that I can see that

he's held back quite a bit. That's

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interesting to see because that

doesn't look like he's held much

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there. It was extraordinary, isn't

it? The height they are getting in

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the pipe itself is really beautiful

to watch, isn't it?

Yes, the skiers

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can generate so much speed, compared

to us snowboarders. They drop in far

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different to what we are doing. As

soon as they get into the halfpipe

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on their edges, they seem to

accelerate. Compared to what we are

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like.

We have to pump the transitions.

We

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have to big up the Kiwis. We talked

about the Wells brotherses they are

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in fourth and fifth position. Very

impressive indeed from Byron wells,

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unusual getting into the pipe.

He

does it differently. Straight into

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this witch Ali woop double. The

judges will look for a variety, for

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difference. Anything that is quite

unique. I think they have rewarded

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him very well. Byron is a character

as well in the ski world. He loved

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his Harley-Davidsons. He's very much

a good Kiwi.

He is indeed a great

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Kiwi. The Kiwies haven't won any

medals since 1992. New Zealand will

4:57:134:57:18

be interested in that. Let us look

at the medals table.

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be interested in that. Let us look

at the medals table. Norway and

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Germany share the limelight.

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More action on ice and snow at

8.00pm, live from mid need Eve Muir

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read facing Canada. The women's

downhill live at 2.00am. Kyle Smith

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on the the against the UA in his

last curling

4:57:554:57:58

on the the against the UA in his

last curling round robin match. So

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it looks like it is curling and

bobsled who could make the

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difference as Great Britain tries to

win a record fifth medal in these

4:58:064:58:10

Olympic Games. They have already met

their target of four. Everything

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else, frankly, Ben, is Olympic gravy

at this point we are hoping to pour

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on some more of it over the next

couple of days. In the meantime,

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from Ben and me and the rest of the

team, goodbye.

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Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present coverage as day 11 of the Winter Olympics draws to a close in PyeongChang, South Korea. Great Britain's male and female curlers are in action, taking on Norway and Japan respectively, while there is also plenty of bobsleigh, Nordic combined and ice hockey action to catch up on.