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A win for team dismissed against the
USA would see them safely into the
semifinals. -- team Smith. We will
be back to see the conclusion of
that match. Women's downhill day,
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And quarterfinal action from men's
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Straight to the Curling Centre where
it it is a must win match for Great
Britain's rink, taking on the USA.
The win will guarantee their place
in the play-off matches. Let's join
Steve Cram and Jackie Lockhart.
This one is tied up 2-2, and John
Shuster, the US skip, looking at
another tricky situation that Kyle
Smith, the British skip, has put him
into. He has just drawn around the
yellow, so close to catching the
guard around the top. USA got off to
a better start than Great Britain
picking up two. Great Britain held
to one in the second, managed to
steal in the third, a few mistakes
from the United States. They then
retained the hammer into the fourth
end, but Britain would love to force
the one if they could. That last
shot, that just scraped by. It does
give Shuster a problem, it has
already been the draw shot, the won
he has been misjudging.
in behind and it's left John
in behind and it's left John Shuster
the big dilemma, does he try and get
it back into it? He wants to create
a two here.
He thinks he can get his
two by driving that yellow back into
the red and sitting with his
It depends where he gets
it. He can drive it into the red,
catch the right-hand side of it that
would take it to the back red but he
does not want to drive the red into
the backpack. You did hear him
saying, if he has to take one, he
will take one, but he's trying to do
the runner back rather than the
I don't think the draw is
working for him so he's preferring
this shot, a little bit more risky.
Missed. Now, where is it ending up?
And other steel for Great Britain.
The United States in the last two
ends, he's made some odd decisions,
Shuster does not trust himself to
take the one. He wanted to try and
manufacturer two, with a different
type of shots, it's a risky shots,
and missed. So Great Britain now
lead this. Given that Great Britain
only managed to get one in the
second and lost the hammer, they
will be delighted to be missed
decision now. The hammer retained by
the US as they move into the fifth.
So important for Great Britain, very
straightforward for them, wind of
this, into the semifinals, no
question. It doesn't matter what
happens elsewhere. If they lose, it
is likely there will be a tie-break
scenario. There is a combination of
results that even if they lose, they
will be in the top four. We will go
through all of that. We will keep an
eye on the other games, Canada art
leading Denmark, and they can cement
their place with a win there in the
semifinals. Sweden are getting
beaten by Norway. That doesn't
affect things that much, Sweden are
already through. The big much to
keep an eye on from the British
perspective is the one between Korea
and Japan, tied up 3-3 after four
ends. The best results would be for
Korea to beat Japan. That would be
for GB. A win is all they will be
thinking about. So far, so good.
They are playing better than the US,
who started well, but they've had a
good diva stakes creeping in. I
think it's John Shuster, -- a good
few mistakes creeping in. I think
when he is not playing well, they
Yes, Kyle is getting the
shots and putting the pressure on
John Shuster who was not coming out
with the goods. That last end, he
was trying to be clever. He had to
make sure his yellow connected with
the red first, but he was greedy and
drink -- trying to get the roll as
well. They have changed their
tactics, instead of going front
corner, because we have put a high
card on, they've decided to come and
find it. The shot high guard. We
will follow that. Sit on the nose of
it. Just half check it, it would be
a great shot, don't want to bounce.
Kyle Waddell saying the weight is
perfect, needs to curl a little
They are coming behind it.
Want to get attacked in if they can.
Behind the button but almost on the
centre line, it would be great if it
could force a one here, the US
picking up one, a decent start for
the first half of this match. Having
not got out of the traps
particularly well. It wasn't that
Great Britain didn't play well,
there were two shots, Kyle Smith,
almost at double takeout, but then
the USA did the same and they had a
slight advantage. They are just
getting their way to wrong, the US.
-- there weight wrong.
That's a nice
Comes in on top of the red.
They left it completely. He's been a
little bit fortunate there. You
really want to be, the sweeper
helping it on its way, the last
little bit. A little bump here, as
Kyle was saying.
So, just lay it and let your
sweepers to the rest. Don't need to
pitch too much weight on here.
Really been well controlled by the
team at the moment. That's a nice
Another great shot. I think
Kyle this morning, Kyle Waddell,
this morning, morning at home! He
has started very well. Cammy has had
some sweeping to do already today.
Look at fact, just skirts by that
front yellow. So USA already in a
bit of bother here. Just want to
remove the card, learned their
lesson from early on. Matt
Hamilton... Placed second for US.
Hamilton... Placed second for US. If
you're just waking up to a little
bit more curling, welcome, getting
ready for work or whatever else the
day holds for you, the great news is
that Great Britain's women have
already qualified for the
semifinals, a superb match against
Canada, putting out the gold medal
contenders, Canada, well, they would
have been gold medal contenders!
First time that Canada have not been
in the semifinals, they have always
got a medal in the winning's curling
competition. So Rachel Holman will
not want that on her CV.
Unfortunately for her that is what
she will be remembered. Eve
Muirhead's team superb in the second
half of that match, having trailed
for much of it early on. They will
now face Sweden in the semifinal.
Still not quite sure who will be in
the fourth place, there are some
permutations available. The South
Korean women have been almost
unstoppable, they top the table. So
they will play the fourth team, when
the final session is played tonight,
Great Britain not in that session.
Already through, they are, they can
sit and watch.
He would have liked to have moved
his yellow to open up that... I'm
just checking some of the stats,
checking to see the head-to-head
against Great Britain against USA.
These two teams haven't played each
other that often. Only twice they've
played each other. Both times Great
Britain coming out the window. Or
Kyle Smith coming out the winner.
So, playing wise, the favour has
always fallen to Kyle Smith.
decided to leave that there. Just
going to come up as a decent guard,
a fair way out.
It has slightly over
cold, though. -- over curled.
George, playing third.
precision here required.
That's close, isn't it? Britain
might have second. That I just say
I meant USA, they're
not that far apart! Easy mistake to
make! We had a much against Canada
at this morning, the women. So the
USA, that one on the left as you
look at it, laying short, Britain
may well be second. I think shot
selection, that was one of the
features of the match with Rachel
Holman this morning, Eve Muirhead,
not only making the shots, the girls
played very well, and struggled
early on but got her act together if
the latter stages, but we just saw
that from John Shuster, the choice
of shots. The hint of desperation
Canada where feeling, the USA
possibly the same. Great Britain
know that even if they lose this,
they have a chance of qualifying,
but for the USA, it's all over.
Maybe that affects your ability to
Yes, a bit of
indecision is coming into play here.
Great Britain at the moment are
So, when you hear USA saying they
want to burn the stone, they want to
hit the red and go in behind.
So, just want to try and hit this
and the rollover, that looks a bit
straight. It is. You wanted that one
to role -- you wanted that want to
go to the right. What's happening
is, the back end of each end,
Britain of forcing the issue at a
bit now. The USA not able to get the
stones where they want or need them.
Wade we just want a little role,
Wade we just want a little role, not
too much, if we can just get it
rolled into the centre. That would
be a great shot for us.
Keep it clean!
He's giving his
brother aroused. It is a team event.
-- giving his brother row.
They have overcooked it.
getting closer. It is very close.
That is crucial.
I hear John Shuster
say they are lying to macro shots.
So that is crucial, the need to keep
the situation going at the moment.
Trading on this said, it is the
other one, the difference between
that and the other American stone in
the house. I think Britain is
This is curling. Well, he almost did
it too well. It has gone past the
He just got too much action on that
He is lying second in third
shot here, so we have to make sure
we get one.
we get one.
And he doesn't want the
chance to give the opportunity to
hit both reds.
hit both reds. Tucked into the four
foot would be good. He said, T-line,
don't be short. That is the key, it
is smart thinking because what is
obvious here is that John has given
him an opportunity to take it, he is
going to take it on. You missed one
last time round, but I think that's
his favourite short. They can draw
all day long.
all day long. If he can force one,
brilliant. Did not give him an easy
The stagger of the high
red and yellow are sitting in a
better position to come round and
behind them. But if he did not get
the stagger rate, it would leave
them on it. He is having to come
round the higher side, it is going
to stop. No, it has run too far.
That really needed to sit anywhere
in the red. Wade can he move it and
stay? If you can check it out he
will get two.
Or is it three?
could possibly get three.
could possibly get three.
by the British skip, that is the
first real mistake he has made.
first real mistake he has made.
the last couple of ends, he has not
performed at and has given it up. I
guess he knows that he really has to
make sure he gets it out the house.
That is the key, making sure first
of all that he hits the stone and
Great Britain did not get the steel.
They would love to stick in there.
That looks like three from where
we're sitting. Again, if you hear
any expletives or anything else
which is not normally broadcast on
here, we apologise on of those down
there, they do get very frustrated,
and they do have microphones, and
sometimes forget that.
Great Britain are now finding
themselves to macro down after five.
They played well, the USA are making
mistakes, and the fans went a little
bit quiet for a while. They pick up
three more by a little mistake by
Kyle Smith. They are leading by two
at the halfway point.
Here are the headlines on day 12 so
far. In the downhill, Sofia Goggia
made history by becoming
made history by becoming Austria's
first downhill champion. Lindsey
Vonn had to settle for bronze.
Canada's Leman in the ski cross,
with bumps galore. The figure
skating women's singles competition
got underway. Great Britain's women
claimed a 6-5 win over Canada, the
reigning champions, to book their
spot in the curling semi-finals. The
victory came with an added bonus of
eliminating their opponents from the
tournament. And an incredibly high
quality qualification, Billy Morgan
Adidas spot on Saturday's Big E
final of the snowboarding. Garcia
may top the pile after scoring 97.5
on his second run.
A little bit of work for Great
Britain's meant to do. They trail
the USA at the midpoint. The Brits
need to win the match to ensure
their place in the play-offs, but
they may still have a chance if they
do not. Let us hope they keep it
simple, win the match and then we
know they are through. Let us go
back to Jackie Lockhart and Steve
Cram at the Gangneung Curling
COMMENTATOR: If Britain lose this
match, they will not be eliminated
because they must still be involved
in a tie-break scenario. There are
16 permutations of what can happen
with the result in this final
session, none of them involve an
elimination from Great Britain. If
they end up in a tie-break, there
are different versions as to what
that could be. One of the most
likely is that they would face
Switzerland, which would be a tough
match. To update you with things
elsewhere, as we watch highlights of
the first five ends, Canada against
Denmark, it is expected that, double
qualified winning that match. Sweden
are suffering at the moment at the
hands of Norway, 6-2. Norway cannot
qualify, Sweden are top of the
table, so that does not affect Great
Britain. The match that is
definitely significant, Korea versus
Japan. Korea winning would help the
cause. That is tied at 3-3. I was
reading that Matt Hamilton, he only
grows the moustache during the
season. Apparently his wife hates it
and he shaved it off again when the
curling season finishes.
He says he
likes it. I think he says it gives
some character than somebody to
remember. It is not really doing it
He is a bit of a character,
Manhattan -- Matt Hamilton. That is
John Shuster, the US skip. Finally
getting things right. A small error
from Kyle Smith, the first of this
match, the first real mistake. It
just came at the wrong time, giving
up three points. Any matches will
you give up three points, you're
just making life a little bit more
difficult for yourself.
Yes, we had
an opportunity to set any weight in
the house and make it difficult, but
Stone placement is key because you
did not want to leave it open and
give USA a chance for the double,
but it was really unfortunate
overrunning, not my -- not by much.
John Shuster came up with the goods
at that end to score three. We heard
Victor say at the break, take two,
force one, the guys are playing
really well. That they have to make
sure they capitalise on any small
mistake, and the USA are actually
getting some of the shots we can
capitalise on, so it is all still to
Yes, let's not forget the
USA beat Canada and Switzerland in
their previous two matches, which
was an incredible turnaround. They
looked to be pretty much out because
Switzerland and Canada are two of
the best teams here. It looked a
tough finish USA. Not a great shot
from Cammy Smith.
tough finish USA. Not a great shot
from Cammy That can be taken out.
it had been in the Freegard storm,
you cannot remove any stones until
the fourth has been played. With it
being in the house, the USA have the
opportunity to remove it, which does
not help our situation. We need some
guards to create two so we have
something to hide behind.
Not looking to remove any of these,
we're just going to tap them back so
we can put red stones in front of
them and use them as protection.
The coach was saying, you play well,
when the shots, you will win the
game. I did not hear anything around
strategy. I just keep thinking, do
not give them too many takeouts. It
seems to be the shots they are
making, try to get into a drawing
game with them, but then you have to
get your guards up and make them
come round. Were going to see them
with some more rocks.
The only thing
I would contradict that with is not
trying to rush into it too quickly.
We're only to macro shots down, and
if you wait until you get the
opportunity for it, often it is the
latter stages of the game, patients.
Kyle Waddell has played really well
so far in this match.
Yes, his mum
and dad are out here watching it.
Has two brothers are left at home,
probably watching this morning. His
grandparents will be watching as
well. A real curling family.
You're seeing a much bigger swing
this morning on the ice and that has
almost come through the other side.
Matt Hamilton can play an intern
-- in-turn take out. Just came
through the gap.
through the gap. He would have
preferred to stick in there. I do
not think he will be too bothered.
He did not want to sit on the nose
either. Another opportunity for us
to utilise the high yellow of the
So, this one has enough running of
its own. Often, if the weight is
coming off it, you can see Cammy
trying to sweep and pushed closer to
the centre. A reasonable attempt.
Just sat high for such a long time
and the guys didn't want to sweep
early. Sweeping of course does
several things to a stone, it can
take it further if both guys are
sleeping, and you can also,
depending on which way the stone is
turning, you can sweep it one way to
make it cold more, and then -- make
it more curled, as well.
So far, this end not quite
developing in which they would like,
You often find this,
the USA don't have a hammer but they
have control of the end and because
Britain are trying to create
something and not get it their way,
USA are able to tap the stones out,
three stones in the house now.
keeps giving them options, there's
an opportunity to get behind that
front yellow. Just got chance. A bit
flat. In all of these shots, they're
not horrendous, just not right.
That is the option that you just
heard, they probably don't want the
chance given to blank this end.
Thomas Muirhead playing third.
There's cheering in the crowd,
there's much going on Korea and
Japan. They have got the hammer and
they are in the sixth, Korea.
Going to have another go. Just
having another look at this, Kyle
Yeah, they really need to sit in
here, rely on the shot after this.
Yes, we're losing out on areas to
hide behind. Even if the guys get a
nice hit an roll in here, because
it's so close to the yellow, the USA
can to stride piano straight back
onto the top of it.
Come out the
-- the USA can just get
their yellow straight back on the
top of it. It could be in our favour
if the USA hit that and fit out
there, then the two yellow are at
the top of the house and we can pull
one behind it.
Duluth, Minnesota, the Duluth
curling club, these guys are from.
John Shuster, an all-time great
American curling, fourth Olympics
for him. It's a unique achievement,
he won a medal in Italy in 2006.
This end has certainly not gone
Britain's way here and Kyle Smith is
a real job on. There are three US
stones, his last draw in the
previous end was way too heavy. He
needs to be much better here, got to
be incredibly accurate.
Hopes for a little bit of a mistake
Got to make sure they
Got to make sure they do
not over curl here, wants to be
fully near that house, if it goes
and over curls, they could be a
space where he can ship it out. The
fourth that is open, everything is
on the one side.
It actually looks
all right for weight but it's going
to start pulling across quite
heavily. Around that front yellow.
Come and tucked in right on that,
needs to get in.
That's a good shot.
Might be able to just
see an edge of it.
Just use that
yellow at the top to remove that.
And fourth Great Britain to take
one. -- force Great Britain.
Well, it's not the two that the
But it depends
Keep them close, if they
get one, it keeps USA within
John Shuster has
to make the shot and we have seen a
couple of times where he's got one
shot and not the other. This could
be the same opportunity. He's got
it. I was hoping!
I just think the
takeout, I know I keep saying this,
but you keep giving him them, he's
going to make them. He seems so much
more couple playing this shots. He
is 56% on a draw and I know that was
That was the only
Absolutely, but if we keep
doing that, he'll be fine.
he makes these shots, his confidence
Well, he's missed two or
three draws, identikit going to miss
them. It's important that -- I don't
think he's going to miss them.
guys are really having to work this
hard. Head down and keep going. I
think you've got the whole of the
rich to work with. Just for the one.
Good effort. Very good effort for
the sleepers. Cammy Smith and Kyle
Waddell. Thomas Muirhead watching
and Kyle Smith. They get one, not
the two they would have liked. But
it produces the deficit. USA lead
5-4 after six ends, four to go. A
win and they go through to the
semifinals. Lose and they have to
wait and see what their fate is, as
far as the tie-breakers, they could
still qualify depending on results
al swear. -- elsewhere.
If they lose, they are definitely in
the tie-break scenario, there is no
combination of results which result
in an qualifying by right.
in an qualifying by right. In all of
those tie-break combinations,
possible tie-break combinations, the
most likely scenario is that they
would play Switzerland. Either in an
outright competition to see who
comes forth, and whose fifth, or on
a tie-break for third and fourth
which could involve four teams.
Cheering happening. I'll give you a
score update. That end hasn't quite
finished. What I can see is that
Korea are lying three, with a stone
left. They have the hammer as well
in that one. Could even pick up
four. Canada are leading as expected
against Denmark, 8-2. Canada look as
though they're through. What they
need to do to make sure they
qualify. Britain have a lot of work
Already got a garden, just moving
that. Going to hang in there.
are just playing that pic shot,
quite happy with that. He would have
liked to have rolled that out the
free space outside the house, which
is still in play.
You heard me say that Korea could
take four, you can probably tell by
the cheering that that's exactly
what's happened. So Korea are doing
great Britain a big favour, I'm not
sure if it will change things that
much, it means that Japan, if they
were to lose that much, they could
be out of qualification contention,
depending on results.
depending on results. And then grow
Britain would be playing sitting. A
little drop of the brush but it
didn't touch the -- then Great
Britain would be playing
Switzerland. The little drop of the
brush but it didn't cut stone. Just
caught it by the merest fraction,
that goes through. He was trying
another little tick shot there.
Unfortunately because you need to
put the weight on it, if you don't
connect with the stone at all, you
will run through.
Gave that every
A bit of a Scandinavian
party going on for almost. Nothing
to celebrate, they decided to shake
hands very early. Sweden have had
enough, they have been beaten by
Norway. Sweden though they are
through, they have decided that they
are out of this match. Sony Norway
win, a bit of pride for them. That's
the last of the trousers. Might not
see them again. Because he's in his
mid-40s, not likely be back.
they are verging to the end of their
career, maybe we have to ask them if
we can have a pair of their fancy
You are welcome to them.
think I can carry them off quite
That one over, he nearly got
that outside one as well. Britain
still sitting with two there. All
opened elbow. -- all open now,
though. Kyle Waddell trying to put
the card back in place. -- trying to
put them guard back in place. That
red on the left might come into play
Nice guard thrown by Kyle Waddell,
right on the centre line, or just
about. So the USA will remove that.
Don't want that hanging around, that
makes their life more difficult. Try
and live in the US on how to --
limit US to one, like Eve Muirhead
against Canada today, she ended up
picking the hammer up in the eighth,
she got two in the eighth, forced
one in the night, two in the tense,
Jubilation everywhere. The guys here
have got a lot of work to do,
though. Still very much in this. So
Thomas Muirhead, the younger brother
of Eve Muirhead.
So just hoping to sit outside of the
house here, right on that centre
line, if possible. You can see the
guys keeping an eye on the weight
That's another good shot.
At least they're putting in the
guards, hitting the spot, looking at
whether to run that back away. Still
think he's keen on getting rid of
that one out on the wing.
trying, because the run backs, he's
try to get a corner out that way.
No. Almost missing that one,
catching that a little thin.
A little sigh of exasperation. Well,
whatever he was asking John, the
microphone switched to the British
team. And another guard being asked
of Thomas Muirhead.
I don't think you'll try, I think
you'll try and run this back this
time. A bit closer.
being left at home, Gordon, to look
after the sheep. They are sheep
farmers, Thomas and Glenn.
Yes, I think it's
lambing time as well. And Gordon is
playing in the Scottish senior
Championships this week, I think
they start today or tomorrow. So
unreal curling family.
trying to get this one right. It's
hanging out there. Just coming
around little bit.
Wade he went for the other one!
is why. We are so used to seeing him
taking the guard off, and watching
from the send instead of watching
the screen, so you probably guessed
what was going on! Rolls out a
little. Kyle Smith would love to go
back the other way, rollback under
the guard, which they have left out
The USA have the opportunity of
seeing the shot in the house. The
high guard that Great Britain put on
was not covering the entire short.
Again, and opportunity for Kyle
Smith to catch the storm and roll
into the centre.
into the centre. Cammy trying to
help it into the centre.
good shot by Kyle Smith.
That is their word of the week, a
wee hair. A wee hair more.
John Shuster, he knows his team have
the opportunity to keep their
Olympic hopes alive. They are
leading Great Britain 5-4. A more
delicate shot required from the USA
He has played a lighter
He does not hang around.
Forcing one is what they needed to
Ahead can stick is all
that is required.
that is required.
You get the
feeling at this end at the USA just
tried to stay calm and say, OK, we
will take one. Not try to do
anything silly or be too
adventurous, which they maybe were a
Just touching the forfeit should be
straightforward for John Shuster to
remove it and sit there for the one.
The British stone on the other side
means they cannot blank the other
end. It ended up being a useful
stolen in that effect. Britain have
the hammer in the eighth and tenth
round. They will have to find their
best shots, but this has been there
a better end, they have played
John Shuster hoping they can extend
the lead, leading 6-4 after seven
ends. There is still all to play
for. In a match which victory means
so much to Great Britain. The men
were not necessarily fancied so much
to make it to the semifinals, they
would not have said that to
themselves. They came here thinking
they had a great chance. They will
be very disappointed if they do not
manage to clinch this. It would not
be the end, they would not be
eliminated if they lose, they will
have to come back for the tie-break
session tomorrow. If they -- who
they play is undecided, but at the
moment it would be against
Two here in the eighth end. If they
can force one in the ninth and get
two in the tenth... That Azizi
two in the tenth... That Azizi --
that is easy said!
If we can pick up
two, try to force the one, have the
hammer going down the last, that
would be textbook stuff we're
If Great Britain win this, does it
help Japan? I'm trying to work it
out. No, it wouldn't, it would mean
Switzerland would qualify with Great
Britain, if Britain when the and
Japan lose. Sadly, I see sadly, that
would mean Great Britain play Canada
in the semifinal. Not getting ahead
of ourselves at the moment! If you
finish third or fourth he will play
Canada or Sweden.
Both games will be
tough! All games in the play-off
stages are really tough.
just getting up to us this morning,
good morning. The great news already
is the British women have qualified
for the semifinal, who will play
Sweden in their semifinal. Canada
have been knocked out, Great Britain
beat them. Canada are always
favourites to win a medal, they have
never not won a medal in women's
curling. They have gone out the
competition by courtesy of the
defeat to Great Britain. The men are
trying to emulate the women, trying
to secure their spot. A lot of work
to do here. Corner guard has been
put up by Cammy Smith. The USA have
come straight in with those.
trying to play it controlled down
here. He's looking for it to set on
the nose. A little high.
the nose. A little high. Slightly
bounced to the side. And opportunity
for an easy take out for the USA.
They just need something to really
go for them in this end. To try to
get themselves going. They want to
stay calm, and just to see there are
chances for them to rest this away
from the USA.
from the USA. Biggest dollar corner
guard being left at the moment. --
there is still a corner guard being
left at the moment.
Probably about the same weight as
They are just not getting
a little role. Stones width to the
other side, sitting above that,
They've is cheering down
the bottom end, come -- Canada
shaking hands with Denmark. Denmark
have finished bottom, but Canada
have secured their place with six
wins and three losses, even the
three losses was unusual for them.
One of them was to this team, which
is what made things difficult for
Great Britain because we are looking
-- were looking at the USA and
coming out with a win over Canada
which kept their hopes alive, and
they needed to win this. Canada got
back on track and will sit in second
place. Even if Great Britain win
this, they will be behind Canada
because Canada beat Great Britain in
We are desperately trying hard to
get little roles. Keep your head up!
It is just fractions.
The only thing I would say is that
as the women got the last three
ends, they were really making the
shots play really well. And the
chances came they really took them.
At some point very soon, that is
going to happen for the men as well.
Yes, I agree.
So, another chance to hit and roll
and use the card. Thomas Muirhead
has to get it right this time.
has to get it right this time. The
Manitoba tuck is his delivery style.
Curled a little bit at the end. It
looked as though the line was good
all the way down.
I did try.
all the way down.
I did try. The
problem with some of these shots as
you do not want to overthrow them.
If you do not get enough and
roll-out, you have wasted it. The
shooter is still in the house.
shooter is still in the house.
here would not be disastrous but it
makes the job harder.
Whenever you get these stones
hanging around when you're trying to
get two, it makes the job a little
more difficult. What was the call?
To come round behind the guard. We
have got it out there, we have to
try to make it our friend.
the first time they have really
tried to come behind it without
hitting something. Has Thomas
Muirhead got on his drawing! -- his
It is not infer
first, it is in for a second.
Pressure on the USA.
Portable get dead nose on this?
Would do we want to put it if you
doesn't have the double, so much to
If we went here now,
it makes the double... He has got to
make the double.
You do not like
If he draws, we
Tyler George is saying that if
he draws, we drop but
he draws, we drop but you can... I
think from a British perspective,
and he's probably right, Tyler
George, but you just keep thinking
that John Shuster wanted to make the
double. The drop
double. The drop accuracy, -- one.
Kyle Smith is doing better than the
other skip. They still cannot make
up their mind.
I think I'm with
Tyler George, they have got to get
one in the back eight. Got to be
making sure that if they want to
force one here, they have to make
sure they have a second shot.
You heard him say he wants to go to
nine, the zones are numbered. Seven,
eight and nine out of other side of
the button, so nine is at the back
of the eight foot. Tucked in behind
those two reds if he can. A bit of
work to do. Just wants to leave it.
He has placed that OK.
He has placed that OK.
So where does
Kyle Waddell to put his? He wants
the front row where does Kyle wants
to put his? Who would love to tuck
it behind the frontier, perhaps? --
the front yellow?
I think you can
freeze the front yellow. If you
don't freeze it well, these guys are
so good at picking shots out, they
will just drown.
Just go to roll it coming. He wants
to roll across. I'd like to see a
sitting shot here.
I like freeze,
but then I'm a woman!
it's the right choice of shot, so
important to pick the right shot.
And then execute it so well. It's
going to be a bit of a tough one,
we've seen this not really working
for Great Britain at the moment.
it past the guard? It's not!
kidding! That's a bit of a... That's
a shocker from Kyle Smith.
He was 1
million miles away from getting that
shot in the house.
No wonder, the
USA are sensing an opportunity to
wrap this match up, possibly. What
do they want to do? Great Britain
have the hammer here. There's still
an opportunity for Kyle Smith to get
If we go here, he's got that.
Even if I just...
Kyle Smith has thrown a couple of
studies this evening which he will
not want to see again, I'm sure. In
terms of his Olympic campaign, he's
been playing well, making the big
shots in the right times. But not in
this match. 6-4, two down, got to
get at least one here.
taking the safer option here. Tyler
George was keen to forget about that
red and draw one in and killed the
game early but being too greedy can
work against you so they're just
looking to remove the red and roll
across into the centre. It's closing
down that forefoot for Kyle to draw
too. He's looking for any weight of
hitting the inside and rolling to
It's a big shot for the US skip.
He's done it well.
He's played that
He's done very well there. The
USA sensing a massive opportunity
here. There's four US stones in the
house, just one left for Kyle Smith
to deliver. He had a very poor shot
with his previous one. And now he
faces a very tough shots to even get
If I'm being picky, that stone,
he would have wanted to keep it to
the right-hand side of the centre
lane. But he has freed up a bit of
the forefoot. He is still played a
very good shot and Kyle Smith has to
make this filly in the forefoot.
does, he's got a clear run into it
but he can't for to make any
Kyle Smith, then. To make sure that
Great Britain get something out of
his end to keep this match going.
Because to give up one or two would
make life very difficult indeed. So
this needs to be very good.
looking like. They're going to have
to work this really hard, I doubt if
they got the weight.
In fact that could be the match.
I got you a good weight, I go to
I heard that comment, not sure
that was needed, keep your hand in
your pocket, was the message the
USA, but that's the thing to do. The
USA, then, come away with a victory
which has been manufactured by Great
Britain's bad play. A lot of
mistakes creeping in at the end,
never really got things going. They
started a play, they were going
well, had things going for them. But
And going to say they were
just, there were 20 little errors
and that makes huge differences in
this game. Kyle, a couple of shots
where he was on finishing it off.
All credit to the USA, they played
very well, they would figure letters
back into the game. -- they were not
going to let us back into the game.
The opportunity to guarantee a place
in the semifinals has gone, it will
be a tie-break match for Great
Britain, it looks as though it could
be against Switzerland, the final
score finishing before the last two
ends, the USA winning 10-4 over
A tough defeat for the men. Earlier
on today, the women were on the ice,
they knew that a win would put them
straight through into the
semifinals. It was a tough match for
Eve Muirhead against the Canadians,
the Canadians beat them four years
ago in the semifinals. This is a
different rink that had not been
quite firing on all cylinders. Let's
join Eve Muirhead in the final end
where they had a hammer is the end
not only to get themselves into the
play-offs, but to put the Canadians
out. High-pressure stuff, let's join
Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram.
Great Britain will have to sit and
watch and see how the results play
out but there's every chance that
these two will play other in the
tie-break if Canada win their match
against the leading athlete of
Russia. -- the Olympic athlete of
Russia. But they have been heavily
defeated this morning, against
Korea. But career have been superb,
they scored nine in the first three
ends against 08 Sweden look as if
they about to
ends against 08 Sweden
look as if they about to
Sweden have a chance later on to
confirm. They will if they cannot
win against China, that's confirmed.
They will qualify, six wins. Beating
China 8-4. The Switzerland and
Denmark match doesn't matter. That
defeat by Sweden over China, the
defeat for China, means that they
are no longer the competition.
So the task is as it always is in
terms of getting two here, they have
put a straightforward forward guard
on, they have got one in on the
Canada have put a really
high guard on, I think they wanted
it much closer to the house. We have
got a opportunity to move that. If
we can play one to come round and
tap and read at the back...
tap and read at the back... They
have had a good week so far.
have had a good week so far.
to come in on top of the red. Nice
shot from Lauren Gray. That's a good
position, that yellow. I know you
might be thinking, it's early stages
of the end but a team that control
around that forefoot, staying behind
the team line. It's gone quiet in
here now. There was a little clutch
of Canadian flounced... Fans!, the
last time you had a Philander? --
when was the last time you had a
flan? But they outnumber the richest
fans, they have been noisy all week.
-- British bands. They are leading
here. Joanne Courtney.
She was a
little light of weight there and
little light of weight there and it
has over curled.
She has picked the
wrong time to do that. It was her
shot which allowed the initiative to
They did recover from that shot of
Joanne's Courtney, when even played
the shots, but she shrugged when
they want to bring this as far as
Still coming in. Still coming in.
And just perhaps it off the side,
and nice shot. Two yellows lined up.
Good sweeping. Anna Sloan working
very hard, breathing heavily. He
said curling is not a physical
Nobody can question the commitment
that these girls have put in today.
Both these sides desperately wanting
the win. But who wants it more?
Let's watch this stone finish up.
While the watching that one come in,
the Swedish team have confirmed
their participation in the
semifinals, there was a nice little
dance from the Swedish men, all
dressed in yellow. Very happy, often
our -- off to our right. She is
trying to conjure up an opportunity.
Two in there.
Do you know what? I think I like
this better. Pack.
So, both teams
have used their time-outs, both of
the skips have got to choose their
shots, plenty of time but they have
got to be assertive. Pick the right
shot and as you say, it then about
making sure that the execution is
That result for Sweden, just very
quickly to confirm, means China
That is exactly what she wanted.
in the button and two just above it.
Important to keep the shooter here.
You heard she said.
I think I would
have been tempted to go for the
This will be even a British
stone. But she said she wants the
shooter to stay on top.
What a mistake from Emma Miskew. She
finally lives up to her name.
finally lives up to her name. Cannot
I might have been tempted to take
the other yellow, take both of them,
but with kissing the Reds strictly
across, you have closed off that
option -- kissing the reds straight
across you have closed off the
option. That was Eve Muirhead's mum,
and Kyle Waddell's mum.
I'm getting hot in here.
that is a song.
Emma Miskew did not play a good shot
last time, but a chance to move
things around a little bit.
try to drive it into the pack.
She is sitting on top, but that is a
clutch of four stones. Still above
the T-line as well. Things are
looking difficult for Rachel Homan.
At this moment in time I think she
needs a helicopter.
It kind of goes against the grain,
you have a hammer, you do not want
to put things in front, but are well
at the moment.
at the moment. -- they are sitting
so well at the moment.
How do we get
There is nothing on
Remember, we always have
the last stone here, we can close it
up and make it really difficult for
Come on. She just wants to have a
That is the
opposite of the Canadians, because
they would be happily telling you
what the opposition could and could
Anna isn't sure. She knows where Eve
wants it, but I am not sure Anna is
comfortable with which way to come
She wants to come in at the
clockwise rotation, as we are
looking, from the left-hand side.
She cannot get to where she wants
coming the other way. I'm not sure
she's comfortable playing this.
Three would be good.
They want the
angle from the red.
Actually that is not bad because of
the way that the red are sitting off
the said. Rachel Homan is fighting
for her life in terms of the Olympic
tournament for her team and the
nation. They have never, ever not
made it through to the semifinals.
She has two stones left. Four
British stones between the first
Canadian stone and the button. She
has no other option than to move the
stones around and hope things fall
nicely for her. Eve Muirhead still
has two to come. Rachel Homan with
That is outweighed. She sprung two
of them. Even the top yellow Fern
Britton, the fact that she has left
that, that can be tapped in. Still
protecting those two.
protecting those two. Canada are
allowing three, third shot.
It has gone very quiet in the arena.
All trying to listen to the
If she comes here, she
is forcing it. What about a small
bump on the six?
I think Eve
Muirhead is conscious that she does
not want to allow a draw to even get
in there. Do not give her the chance
of the drop. If she wants to move
some storms around, fine, you have
plenty of yellows, but do not allow
her to draw around the outside and,
She would be struggling to sit
shot. The girls have chosen to come
from the right-hand side -- not from
the right-hand side, but across the
She will want this to come right
into the 8-foot. That also takes up
the draw for Rachel Homan and forces
her to try to play a triple take
And Eve would still have it at
the other side. It needs to come as
far as she can. They are going to
have to sweep this hard. It doesn't
have much on it.
There was a back red on there as
well. If she tries the triple take
out, the chances of not hitting the
take out Aslam.
take out Aslam. She wants to draw in
Shook at the guard on the way to.
She obviously doesn't want to catch
the British yellow that Eve Muirhead
has just played. She's giving it
plenty of ayes. She has the come
around. She's still going to get
very close with this.
maybe have played the triple.
Everyone has their hands on the
heart at the moment.
This is it, no
more chances. The last stone for
Canada. Last chance for Rachel
Homan. Eve Muirhead is watching. Her
heart rate will be high.
heart rate will be high. Just trying
This is to put Britain
in a play-off place.
in a play-off place.
It is starting
Great Britain are going to win this.
The handshakes mean that Great
Britain have won this match! A
superb performance from Eve Muirhead
and her team.
and her team. Anna Sloan struggled
through the match. But in the end
they all came together. Brilliantly
led by Eve Muirhead with some
led by Eve Muirhead with some
stunning shots. Congratulations,
you're through to the semifinal. Job
Yes, dilated, we knew it would
be a tough game against Canada, but
we came out and played a great game
to book a spot in the semifinal.
That was our first goal, we are
How about the jump in the
I can't actually remember that!
When you are in the zone, you forget
about the small things. I am glad I
landed safely on my feet!
struggling earlier, but got it
together for the last few ends?
definitely was, and the girls kept
with me and stuck with me and they
were really patient, and that was
probably the story of the game. We
know that we finished strong, thank
God I turned up the last couple of
ends, but patience and staying in
the moment. That is what we did out
there and we came through.
was it out there, Vicky? Canada are
one of the main rivals, they would
have been one of the favourites. It
was getting a little nervous at
Yes, but we spoke about that
in the pre-game, and we focused on
our shots one at a time, and they
all came together nicely.
always talk about one game at a
time, but you're now into the
semifinals, how do you prepare for
It is a new part of the
competition and we will regroup for
the semifinals and try to come out
as strong as we can, see who we are
playing and see how we frame it and
try to come out strong and build on
the last performance.
try to come out strong and build on
the last performance.
Eve, it is a
massive shock, the women in Canada
have never not made a medal at the
Olympics, how much is that going
We knew the field was
strong, there are ten teams capable
of getting a medal, and each team,
we went out there and played their
own game and concentrated on
ourselves. I understand how you
think Canada are one of the top
nations, but as a team, we
concentrated on our performance and
we will take whoever we have in the
There is a pretty good
chance that it might be Sweden. How
would you fancy that?
We're open to
any team. We had a really close game
with Sweden in the round-robin, and
we always have close games when we
play against Anna.
And no more
jumping up and down on the ice!
It was tense stuff, I was jumping up
and then! A disappointing 10-4
defeat for the men's team against
the USA, which means they will have
to come through another match before
securing their place in the
securing their place in the
semifinals. Kyle Smith is with Steve
Cram. You must be frustrated, the
opportunity to get to the semifinal
Yes, just a couple of
chances we did not convert one,
you think that happened?
sometimes it is just not your day,
and we struggle to create anything,
we got a couple of fortunate steels,
but did not make enough of their
simpler shots to put pressure on.
Give up a couple of simple shots, a
simple two and a simple three.
key is to come back, tie-break match
against Switzerland, you beat them
in the round-robin. All still to
Definitely, almost the
same situation, we have two when to
get to the semifinals. -- we have
As skip, you win together
and lose together, what will you do
We will talk about the game
and what we could have done
differently and what we felt went
right and wrong. There are a few
things to discuss.
Good luck tomorrow.
This is what it means come here are
the final standings after the nine
round-robin matches. Canada, Sweden
and the USA head through, Team GB
and Switzerland play in a play-off
match to determine who will take the
fourth spot in the semifinal and
that match will be played at
midnight tonight. That's a late run
for you back at home but it will be
another tense day at the Curling
Centre. Someone who has had to live
through it all today
Centre. Someone who has had to live
through it all today is Jackie
Lockhart who has been part of the
commentary team. I'm delighted to
see her now. We will start with the
men, really tough defeat, what went
They just didn't bring
their A-game to to that game. They
had chances but they weren't making
the opportunities with them and poor
Kyle, he had such a disappointing
draw in the fifth end where he gave
up the chance and the USA got three.
And after that, they were chasing
all the time and it wasn't working
for them. I guess the guys have done
the right thing, they were very
fortunate that whether they lost or
won the game, they were still in
with a chance. We have to place it
on and in the tie-breaker and that
isn't going to be an easy game. --
we have two plates Switzerland. The
guys will, and regroup and look at
the strategy and hopefully we will
be all right.
Everyone has already
played each other by the time you
get this stage, Switzerland where
Kyle Smith's first match, how much
does that count heading back into
facing them tomorrow?
much, this is a completely different
game, a knockout stage, when
progresses and loser gets nothing.
That's a difficult position to be in
but it's a good position to be in
because he got to give it to all.
Let's hope the guys can board
themselves back from this defeat and
we can see a strong performance.
saw them bounce back from that
defeat against South Korea in the
group stages so let's hope we can do
that again. It means if they do get
through, they have to play their
semifinal on the same day so it
would be a massive day for Kyle
Smith and his rink.
Yes, they have
to rest and make sure they have the
full strength for them. Let's hope
it's a two-game date because it
would be great for Great Britain.
Let's have a look at Eve Muirhead's
rink, that was a particularly tense
final end, what a great win.
always very confident, I talked
about patients during the game. And
her team always come good in the
last three ends, and that's exactly
what Eve did today. She had to pull
off a cracker of a shot in the ninth
to make it difficult for Rachel
Homan but I think she missed
opportunity, she should have taken
an easy double that she had an
opportunity and she didn't and she
gave the game to us. But having said
that, Great Britain played a
fantastic last three ends.
like Sweden next. We have all seen
how devastated they were three --
four years ago to not get through,
how much will that affect them today
in the play-off match?
We know that
Eve wants nothing more than that
gold medal, and we have talked about
that semifinal game and how strong
they have to be. She's coming up
against Sweden, they have been huge
rivals over the last few years. I
like to think that Eve has got an
idea of what it's ever happened, and
she has got Anna's number, the fact
that Eve lost the semifinal will be
playing on her mind but I'm sure the
psychologist they have had will be
working on this. They will be
positive because they are peaking at
the right time and sport is all
You rest up as well as
our athletes because you have some
more drama to come in the Curling
Centre. Thanks the joining us.
If you're just joining us, good
morning from day 12 here in
Pyeongchang and we have already had
some drama so far today. Here's a
look at the headlines.
In the women's downhill, Sofia
Goggia made history by becoming
Italy's e-mail downhill in a big
champion. 2010 gold medallist and
pre-event favourite Lindsey Vonn had
to settle for bronze.
Canada's Brady Lamont took gold in
the men's's ski cross competition
which delivered its usual
It was the Russia show as the figure
skating women's singles competition
got an away. Alena Saget over the
dues the world record -- Alena Saget
over beating Jenny
women booked their spot in the
Olympic semifinals, a victory which
came in the added bonus of
eliminating their opponents from the
tournament. A disappointing 10-4
defeat against the USA means the
Great Britain men will have to win a
play-off match tomorrow to qualify
for the semifinals, that match is
And in an incredibly high-quality
convocation GB snowboarder Billy
Morgan bag a spot in Saturday's big
air final. Carlos Garcia Knight
topped the pile from New Zealand.
There was lots of excitement today
ahead of the women's downhill
because Lindsey Vonn is back. Gold
medallist in Vancouver eight years
ago, she missed Sochi four years ago
with an injury and was aiming to
regain her title in Pyeongchang in
what is likely to be her last
Olympic games. Mikaela Shiffrin
decided not to race in the downhill
ahead of the combined so her biggest
rival was likely to be Sofia Goggia,
who had already won on this track in
a World Cup event in March. It all
comes down to one run so let's see
the best of the action.
The 2018 Olympic women's downhill,
here, is underway.
here, is underway. Make no mistake,
Connie Huetter as she comes onto the
Dragon Rich, is a serious threat for
success today. Nice soft landing
first jump. A little less direct
than the men's downhill. The control
gates are all read to date with the
blue line under foot on the track to
aid the athlete's anticipation.
Slightly wobbly after landing but
she corrected with plenty of time.
She won the first downhill of the
World Cup season back in late
November in Lake Louise in Canada.
Potentially the best chance for
Austrian success today. The Olympic
champion four years ago, was beaten
to fill the -- Raqqa silver
position, she has gone home, she had
decided that the track doesn't suit
her. That opened the door for one of
the younger Austrians to take her
place, but Huetter is their best
date for Austria. They have had
three training runs in the baled up
to race day. -- build-up. One was
slightly... Goodness me! Racing
snowplough for Connie Suter, she got
her ski tips crossed and that's not
how she wanted to fitness finish
with a proper scare.
The first of the Swiss, Corine
Souter is away. Went well in
training, particularly on Monday
when she set the fifth fastest time.
Suter flies, makes the term
accurately. Now she gets bounced
around, a bit of high-speed steering
pivot, you don't see that that often
in downhill. The good manoeuvre from
-- from Suter, giving her the lead
over Huetter. Connie Huetter leads
the way for Austria. On the course,
Suter for Switzerland. 31 metres of
flight. It was green all the way but
here is the first red Line.
Similar track to the one the men
raced on, a slight variation in the
same, they go a different way around
the magic tree. Suter pushed outside
the racing line. She is now the
right side of the time. No point to
seven in front. The Austrian had a
big mistake on the finish. If Suter
finishes cleanly, she may well ski
in the first position. And she does.
Comfortably. Three quarters of the
Tina Weirather is whether -- ready
to go, she was a long-time leader in
the super-g, she was pipped
ultimately by the snowboarder who
was not racing today. She's gone
over to start training for the
parallel giant slalom Olympic
snowboard event. Fast and furious
start here for Tina Weirather, the
28-year-old from lection stein. --
She is now .34 in front. She will
have to make this next sweeping
turn, slightly airborne, might not
have anticipated that but didn't
seem to do too much damage. That's a
nice Suter, executed perfectly by
the multi-talented athlete. She has
been regularly on the podium. She's
throwing it down. A bronze medallist
in the super-g, hoping to go into
early gold medal spot in the main
event, the women's downhill. No real
errors, her skis have obviously got
the preparation right and she is
miles ahead of Corine Suter. She's
just got to stay on her feet. It's
straight from here on in, along
jump, and she leads the way in the
Olympic downhill. Suter's top spot
in last long. Tina Weirather to
first. Sofia Goggia is ready to go.
The best downhill of the season so
far. She leads the World Cup
downhill standings, she has had two
victories and a couple of podiums as
well. She is high on the Dragon
ridge, she won the test event here
this year, -- last year, she had a
big mistake in the super-g but she
has been doing well in her training
runs and represents a real threat to
Lindsey Vonn's chance to win gold.
She had left herself work to do,
that's dangerous. The wind didn't
get under the ski tips and cause her
to crash. That's the side of the
commitment Goggia is putting into
this. She says that when she gets up
in the morning and walks around, her
knee is sore, it takes ten minutes
to be able to walk and climbing the
stairs is an issue but when she gets
in the start gate, she forgets all
about it. She's focused. That was a
good job. It's that Goggia back in
the Chase here.
104 kilometres per hour. Smooth,
accurate returns for Sofia Goggia.
The 25-year-old Italian hit the
She could ski into gold medal
position here. She leads the way, it
is a big margin in favour of the
Italian! 0.63 might bring her a
medal today. Will it be gold?
Italian! 0.63 might bring her a
medal today. Will it be gold? This
was one of the risky moves that she
pulled. Straight down onto the tales
of the skis. Incredible strength.
Lindsey Vonn is already a legend,
whatever happens today. The most
successful female ski racer of
all-time. 81 World Cup victories.
She looks to hunt
She looks to hunt down the all-time
record. She could add another couple
of World Cup victories at the end of
the season or the start of next. The
focus this season is all about
today. She has trained really well.
An army of technicians working on
her. She's fit, fast unfocused. A
great turn at Paradise for Lindsey
Vonn. One of the oldest competitors
in the competition, 33 years old.
She's four tenths of a second slower
than Sofia Goggia. They have been
level in so many World Cups this
season, with Vonn winning them. She
still has to find time. Have a
second off the pace of Sofia Goggia.
The top two separated by 0.63.
Straight line all the way to the
finish. She is crossed the line, and
it is silver. Sofia Goggia holds on.
No gold medal for Lindsey Vonn, in
what is almost certainly her final
Olympic Games. Final words of
instruction for Alice McKennis, from
the United States.
the United States. McKennis starts
A lovely jump. So far, so good. Nine
hundredths of a second up. The first
splits have been green Alice
McKennis, who is known as the
alligator. She raced in Whistler
eight years ago, but did not finish.
What a stark. -- what the start.
This time, the split is less
She desperately tries to hold onto
the racing line. Sofia
the racing line. Sofia Goggia is
She has gone into fourth position.
Alice McKennis is just out of the
medals. And you must.
Mowinckel, Norway's best. She was
13th in the Super-G. She has been
consistent in World Cup downhill
races this season. Five times in the
top ten, but never better than six.
She has had a fantastic season. Was
one of the middle order athletes
until the end of 2017 when she
started to show some fine form. A
huge turn for Mowinckel.
huge turn for Mowinckel. They have
had a fine Alpine programme, one
gold, three silvers and one bronze.
Mowinckel contributed to that, on
the slalom. At end of a second off
the pace. Mowinckel is bringing her
a game to the biggest race of the
season. The top three are only
separated by 0.63.
She's not far-off, Mowinckel of
Norway may well move in amongst the
medals. Can she go quickly enough?
Slightly wide. She has gone into
silver! Nine hundredths of a second.
Weirather smiling through the pain
because she has been put out of the
What are they for Sofia Goggia, the
first Italian to win the Olympic
downhill medal. It is a second
silver for Mowinckel, and the
champion eight years ago, Lindsey
Vonn, goes home with a bronze for
downhill in 2018.
So, a bit of history for Italy, with
Sofia Goggia taking the gold in the
downhill. In what looks like her
last Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn
had to settle for bronze. She spoke
to Chemmy Alcott.
had to settle for bronze. She spoke
to Chemmy Alcott.
You overcame all of the pressure and
expectation, and you got a bronze.
It was intense and mostly it was
intense because I just wanted to win
for my grandfather. It is hard to
process it is my last Olympic
downhill race. Are really want to
keep racing forever. But I can't.
Knowing your family, your
grandfather would be so happy you
went out there and did your best.
So, I spoke to your dad earlier, he
was here to support you, he did not
care what position you finished, as
long as you went out there and did
This shows you are a true
champion. Thank you. I'm sure my dad
will find something I did wrong! He
loves to be critical. But it meant a
lot to me that he was here. We had
some rough times, and he was not in
Vancouver when I won. -- he had some
rough times. It meant a lot that he
was here. We have all been really
emotional because of my grandfather,
so it meant a lot of us to be here
together. Are really emotional day.
I am really proud to walk away with
a medal. It may not be gold, and a
lot of people will say that I should
have got the gold, but it is so hard
to win or get a medal at the
Olympics, and I am proud of my
performance, so I am walking away
Graham Bell joins me
now. Really emotional scenes at the
end from Lindsey Vonn. The emotional
side of it from her grandfather, who
passed away, but to come back from
injury and when another Olympic
medal, and what she says is the
Yes, the Olympics
was very emotional for her, she came
early, went to the opening ceremony,
and she was crying in her first
press conference she gave, talking
about her grandfather, and she was
trying to do it for him. Yes, she
will be disappointed with bronze,
but she knows this is her last
chance and will be glad she got a
She will take a mate to sleep
on it and then she will look back
and look on it and realised to when
and Olympic medal, which is
incredibly difficult, but given the
injuries she had, her body is
It is, and it is more for
her to do in the sport. She will
raise another season. She's on 81
World Cup tables, and is chasing the
record of 86. She also wants to race
at Lake Louise, so that is another
call on her bucket list.
what a great run from Sofia Goggia.
Yes, she took more risk and attacked
it. She likes it when it is
difficult, rough and dangerous. A
real bundle of energy, Sofia Goggia.
If anyone was up in the middle of
the late, they showed the DT of you
racing the women's track because it
is different from the men's track.
Yes, it was on the scene
Yes, it was on the scene -- same
piste, and the men's was not quite
as difficult as the women's going
over the edge, which made it twice
as difficult coming into the tree
section. That is where the race was
ultimately won and lost.
drama today, we are expecting way
more tomorrow. We'd have not only
the men's slalom but also the women
Marcel Hirscher will be
joining the exclusive club, only
have won multiple medals in the same
games. Marcel Hirscher will
hopefully win two technical events
and the combined, but the slalom
will be tough for him because there
are few good slalom skiers that can
challenge him, particularly Henry
Kristofferson. And also Dave Ryding,
he could be in the mix.
does Team GB's Dave Ryding have?
does Team GB's Dave Ryding have?
won the first run of the first World
Cup. He also won the second run in
another competition, so if he can
put them together there is every
chance. If you can just really go
for it, that is ultimately what he
has to do. Not worry about placing,
just go flat out for a medal because
if you think about it, there is one
medal up for grabs. Marcel Hirscher
and Henry Kristofferson compete as
well as the shed, they'd is only one
medal left, and they all have to go
for it. We're going now to the
Hockey Centre because the men's
quarterfinals get under way today.
It was the Olympic Athletes from
Russia, Canada and
It was the Olympic Athletes from
Russia, Canada and Sweden who
qualified as group winners. The
Czech Republic bypassed the
qualification round as the best
placed second place. Fore play-offs
took place yesterday. That made up
the final eight. We will now head to
the Gangneung Hockey Centre because
Norway are taking on the Olympic at
the from Russia to take on a place.
COMMENTATOR: Just relieved the
pressure. A great finish!
pressure. A great finish! Where have
the lead. Norway looked comfortable,
and all it took was one breakdown.
The Russians are on the board. I
wonder how much he saw, he has had
problems with his eyes. He's rubbing
his eyes. What I shot that was.
his eyes. What I shot that was.
just goes to show, the Olympic from
Russia do not need much, just...
Russia do not need much, just...
fans are happy. The Russian fans,
that is, because the OAR are leading
by 1-0. The Norwegians fighting as
hard as they can to stay in the
game. OAR are the strongest of the
teens by some distance.
OAR are wearing the traditional
redshirts. They have a flag in the
locker room saying, big red machine,
as a throwback to the old Soviet red
Army teams. They were so successful.
The are the favourites in this game
to go through, and no doubt the most
interesting party at the Czech
They are trying to work this one
download. That woman thrown a minute
and it will be held on by Lars
Haugen, a terrific netminder. Very
busy so far, as has Mikhail
Grigorenko, scoring the only goal so
12 shots fired at Lars Haugen
already, he had some I issued a few
minutes into the game. We saw him
blinking his eyes and trying to
splash them with water. And right
after that the first OAR goal was
scored. He was just talking to the
team doctor. Hopefully that's
A penalty coming here, a
Sergey Kalinin got his
stick up in the corner. Took his
stick, pardon me.
stick, pardon me. Niklas Roest got
him. You can see it come all the way
around, right there. And were going
to get our first look at this OAR
power play which is extremely
So far, a couple of power
play goals for the OAR and they're
facing a penalty kill that has
conceded four times, there was some
negotiation as to who should be on
A late line change from
Norway, the rest do not like that.
The roll is, after the vessel, if
you are the home team, the referee
sticks his arm in the air and then
you have got five seconds to get
whoever you want on the ice.
whoever you want on the ice. Looking
for the chance out in front, and
wide. That comes off the shoulder of
The slight deflection off
that there, he looks right to the
middle of the ice to Kaprizov.
Although back on the blue line. Can
they finish at? They can!
they finish at? They can! Great net
presents from Kaprizov. OAR have a
second goal of the game. And they
are looking really, really strong.
Smiling, quite rightly. They've
taken this Olympic quarterfinal by
the scruff of the neck and giving
this one a real kick in the right
A little bit fortunate
with the shot, from Mozyakin, went
to the sticks, he recognised that
the netminder Haugen was out of
position, as he was sliding back to
get to his post, it bounced off his
pad and in. If you look at the two
goals, one deflects off the linesman
right to Grigorenko and the other of
the netminder, unfortunately, former
people would say that you make your
own luck in the situations. And if
you put rubber on the net,
opportunities will come your way.
Offside given, so the second goal
going to Gusev on the angle, far
from a thing of beauty.
We saw that
exact play turn into a goal earlier
in the tournament, that was Gusev to
Mozyakin, and that was the play they
tried. Mozyakin's shot got turned
right back to Gusev who banked it
Norway trying to come back in,
and they now really have two hang on
a little bit here. They need to make
sure they get out of this period
with no more than a 2-goal
When you've only
scored four goals in four games, and
are already down two, that's going
to be really difficult.
This may be
an opportunity to make something
happen. But not quite. At the
happen. But not quite. At the other
end, going after it. Right now, the
OAR are more physical, they are
bigger and stronger and their
attacking ways are causing problems.
Let's be clear, when surprised by
any means by the score, not
surprised at how dominating the OAR
team has been. They lead 15-1 in the
shops department. This was a
mismatch on paper and it's really
turning into everything we have
expected so far.
Oh, wow! The way
open up for a second. And Norway
could not find the net. Desperate
defending. Stefan Sorensen claiming
he didn't Tillerson.
-- hear the
whistle. He went right onto the tape
of a Norwegian forward there. There
was a play, it wasn't connecting
tape to tape, or it very easily
could have been 2-1, and that would
have raised a few eyebrows. Lands
right onto the tape. And then Stefan
Forest and couldn't get his
spreading his six at seven frame.
good job from Andrei Zubarev, the
defender, to get his stick in there.
He's getting a bit of call downtime
while they clear off some of the
snow which is on the ice. They have
three of these little snow breaks.
And it makes a big difference,
because the ice really does cut up
and snow gets lonely, which slows
OAR into the zone. Just
looking around, trying to see what
the best option was. And now
there'll put it at the back of the
Gusev, back door X macro well,
Datsyuk denied one, I don't know how
he didn't get that in.
What a pass
from Gusev, remarkable, not many
people even try that pass.
to move that puck. It will be tidied
up by the Norwegians. He is a
remarkable player, Gusev. Such
wonderful vision. And the speed at
which this OAR team move the puck,
tape to tape, there's a real snap
and bite to everything they do.
you handle pucks this easily, they
do it very quickly and assertively.
They were well rested coming into
this game having had three full days
rest. They will happen practising,
of course. But that makes life very
easy for the coaching staff. And for
the players as well who are getting
used to the tournament format, the
food, the difference of life in the
I mean, you are looking at the
number of millionaires out there on
the ice and absolute top money.
Someone like Pavel Datsyuk, or Ilya
Kablukov, they have earned millions
in the leagues in America. And there
contracts aren't much more when they
moved back to Russia to the
continental league which is the
second best league in the world.
That was Grigorenko looking for his
second of the game. Into the final
two minutes of the first period.
Good job releasing here, any time
they can catch their breath, and
right back at it comes the red Army.
Ivan Telegin is not possession and
Norway can -- gives up possession
and Norway can get to the red line.
They cannot force at home. The one
question you have about this OAR
team is the netminding.
team is the netminding. He has only
given up four goals, the silly
Kuchar skin. They were not good
ones. -- Vasily Koshechkin.
A penalty coming for OAR. A snapshot
from Gusev, and Voynov scores! And
with 30 seconds remaining, the big
red machine is steam-rolling right
over the top of Norway. They are
heading to the semifinals, and a
date of the Czech Republic. And also
show of their skills and power. --
an awesome show. What a first period
from the Russians.
There's going to
be a penalty coming up. But before
the OAR team can even get a sixth
attacker out on the ice, the puck
comes back from Gusev to Voynov, and
a terrifically placed shot. Just a
snapshot, not a laser beam, but just
out of the reach of the blocker
Well, the Norwegians have an awful
lot of contemplating to do as they
headed down to the locker room in 20
seconds. What exactly can they do?
What can they come up with to quell
this sea of red attacking play
that's coming, wave after wave after
It really is impressive. It
took them a little while to get
going. But this OAR team has too
much talent and we knew it wouldn't
be long until they show that there
might against this Norwegian club.
good face-off win and that will be
played around the boards.
I think he was considering a shot on
I don't know if he
thought he had player racing down.
Nonetheless, 3.6 seconds, and if
Norway can win a face-off, there
could be a chance.
No chance for Norway, can't win the
draw. Well, what a first period it
is for the Olympics athletes from
Russia. In the quarterfinals, they
have taken control, goals from
Grigorenko, Gusev and Voynov mean
Norway have plenty to do, lots of
work to do in the locker room to try
and figure out a way to get back in
the game. A trail OAR.
Yes, the Olympic Athletes from
Russia. Earlier today one of the
other quarterfinals involving the
USA and the Czech Republic took
place. The USA not able to select
any players from the NHL, but still
coming here with high hopes of a
medal. Let us get the best of the
action from the quarterfinal with
Seth Bennett and Ken Simpson.
Seth Bennett and Ken Simpson. Three
assists yesterday for Terry. And a
score as! Another shot.
score as! Another shot.
hot, you're hot. This is a harmless
And they score! Rate of the
face-off. The fans are delighted.
And the pressure has been coming and
coming for them.
What amazing plea from Jan Kolar, he
knows there is no one there.
rebound not taken.
rebound not taken. And they score!
The pressure is on, the US unable to
get off the ice.
get off the ice. Kundratek gives the
Czech Republic the lead in the
quarterfinal. Also a good job from
Mertl. It goes from bad to worse for
John McCarthy. A short-handed! Jim
Slater levels again for the USA.
What a breakdown from the Czech
Republic. O'Neill brings Slater. And
he flicks it
he flicks it passed the gloves of
markers the. -- the gloves of
Francouz. Francouz cannot quite get
out. An enormous goal, as they have
had nothing going for them in the
The final 15 seconds.
The Americans will have 40 seconds
of 413 coming up. We're going to
overtime. One of these teams will be
going home shortly.
We're going to game-winning shots in
the first quarterfinal. Cubicle. The
Czech Republic are going to
shoot first, there will be a cross
next to his name?
Bourque for the Americans. That
stopped. A big move, a big goal!
Koukal scores, first man on the
board in the quarterfinal. The man
of the moment, Ryan Granato.
of the moment, Ryan Granato. -- one.
Kolar??, deflects wide.
Kolar??, deflects wide. Another big
Incomes Terry. Architect said, and
another save. Strong with that right
Brilliant in the shoot out, and the
Americans can hold their heads high.
They have had a great tournament but
now they have to go home, and the
Czechs guarantee a medal. The Czech
Republic are through to the
semifinals. We will see who will
join them a little later. If you are
just waking up, here is what you
have missed. Here are the headlines
on day 12. In the women's downhill,
Sofia Goggia made history by
becoming Italy's first-ever female
downhill Olympic champion. 2010 gold
medallist and three event favourite
Lindsey Vonn settled for a bronze.
It was the Russia show as the figure
skating singles competition got
under way. There was a world-record
short programme overshadowing her
Olympic rival and company treat.
Great Britain's women got a win over
Canada to book their space in the
semifinals, with the added bonus of
eliminating the opponents from the
tournament. A disappointing 10-4
defeat for the men against the USA
means they will need to win a
play-off match against Switzerland
tomorrow to qualify for the
Pyeongchang 2018 semifinals.
Pyeongchang 2018 semifinals. In an
qualification, GB snowboarder Billy
Morgan got a spot in Saturday's big
E final. The USA top the pile after
scoring 97.5 points on his second
run. At around 8:45am you can see
the men's team sprint free
semifinals, including Andrew
Musgrave and Andrew Young, the
British joule bid peer. That will be
on the red button. -- the British
peer. We're going to the ski Cross,
added to the Olympic calendar in
2010 in Vancouver. Always delivers
drama. Four people race against each
other down a track of twists, turns
and jumps. The first across the
finish line as the winner. We're
joining Graham Bell and Ed Leigh.
Lining up in the gates.
The Russian has played very well.
Radio 1 -- Brady Leman. On the
outside, and usually opted to choose
the outside lane, Drury. The
Canadian is so fast, the Russians or
clever. Under starter's orders.
Brady Leman looking good. The
Russian is ahead.
Russian is ahead. A lot of work to
be done by the Canadians.
Russian has gone! Who can get up
fastest? The Canadian is guaranteed
a medal if he can get off his feet.
Gash on his feet.
Gash on his feet. This would be
incredible from Brady Leman. He
broke his leg ahead of the Winter
Olympic Games eight years ago, and
he was agonisingly forth four years
A gold medal finally for back row
one! What an incredible performance.
Silver for Bischofberger, the Swiss
leader of the World Cup. He manages
to turn that form into a medal. And
it is the Russian, Ridzik, working
his way through.
his way through.
I think it was draw
who went down. For the Canadians to
finally get onto an Olympic podium,
and he is on top spot. Board the
Canadians were out slow.
Canadians were out slow. Brady Leman
generated great speed for the next
section. He was in last place going
Bischofberger was right in
front of his skis, beautifully
positioned. Kevin Drury went down
first. He took out Ridzik at the
If it had gone the other way
it probably would have been a
protest. He knew what was at stake.
He was definitely taken out by the
Canadian in front of him.
Leman soaking up the jumps down into
the finishing area. Bischofberger
was so close he could nearly touch
Brady Leman. But he takes the
silver. And Ridzik for the bronze.
That is what it means to the
Canadian. Injured in Vancouver,
fourth place in Sochi and now he is
the Olympic champion.
Epic drama at
the Snow Park. Graham Bell is
joining the again. That is
everything you'd expect from ski
Yes, a lot of crashes in the
first round, some bad injuries. It
is the sporting equivalent of a
fight in a pub car park! Anything
goes. The French racer, a quick
update on the injury, he broke his
tibia. He overflew the jump.
tibia. He overflew the jump. Has
concussion, and the
concussion, and the worst was the
Canadian, he got the jump wrong, had
his weight back, and he was
sideways, ended up coming down, and
he has broken his pelvis. Car crash
TV. Then we had a crash in the final
But it is something people
love to watch.
It is the most
dangerous of the Winter Olympic
sports because they are pushing its
a hard. The course is slightly safer
than the one in Sochi four years
ago, but when only two can go
through, they will push it hard. It
is the Olympic Games and they are
going for it throwing themselves at
For them, you are racing against
other people, so list that
adrenaline and that competitive edge
because so often you are against
that clock and you don't know how
close you are to the person in front
But it doesn't matter how
fast you go, as long as you're
faster than the next mind, as long
as you can shut the door and have
clever overtaking. That's what's so
important with ski cross. You have
got to have a good start, but also
be brave to overtake.
is it? And what kind of skier
doesn't suit? Because it's
technical, fast, but there's also a
lot of endurance, five races the
medal winner had to go through
Yes, you got to make it
through each race like it's the
final. It was great that Brady Leman
one because he got it in Vancouver,
he broke his leg in training and
didn't compete, in Sochi, he was
forth behind the three French
skiers. This time around he was able
to climb on top of the podium. He
was able to make his move of the
roller section, he knew he could
generate speed so he set himself off
to one side and just pumped his way
through. And then his team-mates
crashed and took out the Russian and
he had to Haringey back out. I love
those shots of him climbing up the
hill to come back up.
How much fun
it accommodate on? Because it's so
high octane ever race.
It's so fun,
if it had been around when I was
racing, I would have switched, a lot
of people who did downhill to ski
cross because it gives you a buzz.
Nothing like racing head-to-head.
Women's race on Saturday, should be
another good one.
Sarsfield Britain will be racing in
that, hopefully she gets through.
It's such a tough event. You have
two risk absolutely everything.
You've really just got is too late
on the line.
It looks like a great
atmosphere down there, it's a great
It is, yes, it's
dangerous and there are injuries but
the guys who are doing it are fully
committed to it. They do this week
in, week out on the World Cup tour.
They don't quite crash as much as
they do as at the Olympics!
had about the injuries I thought I'd
give it a go myself but have changed
my mind! We're going to head back to
the ice hockey where the Olympic
Athletes from Russia are facing
Norway in the quarterfinals. They
have a commanding lead after the
first period, OAR. Let's see if
Norway can stage fight back.
I think they going to need a little
bit of help. I don't know whether
I think they going to need a little
bit of help. I don't know divine
intervention is what they need but
they need to find a way to stop OAR.
This man has just come in to replace
Lars Haugen, who had some problems
with his eyes. Henrik Haukeland has
started this period. And he will get
his first taste of winter Olympic
ice hockey action. How tough job of
that before him?
It's going to be
very difficult -- how tough of a job
will that be for him? He has been on
the bench but he has not made any
action yet. To have the OAR team be
your first competition is going to
be really tricky. Not many shots
directed at him yet. The OAR team
had to kill off a penalty earlier on
in the period but it will
in the period but it will Not
belong, 20-2 shots in favour of OAR.
Haukeland has played in the top
league in Sweden, a re-standard.
He's dropped down one stage to go
down to a different league where he
plays against good players every
week. Nobody quite the standard of
this OAR team, which, at best, is
sensational. They did lose one game
going through the group phase having
led by two goals to nil, against the
Slovakians. Harsh to figure out even
with the benefit of hindsight how
that happened. He might look like
you have a hard day at the office,
but it's been easy for him.
no real reason to think that
anything will change from the
Playing in their
first ever Olympic quarterfinal. Ice
hockey is one of those sports that
really should be big in Norway,
there's no reason why it shouldn't
be a prominent sport but it seems to
lag behind ski jumping and
cross-country. And all the rest of
the other winter sports that Norway
have got a real dominant streak in.
Haukeland grabs hold of that.
Prokhorkin 's had a good tournament
so far, he loves to get into the
face of his opponents. We saw it
against the United States, he was
not backing down from any of the
American players, laughing it off
after he put a glove in the face, a
little extra stick. He thrives on
that sort of hockey.
He's one of the
St Petersburg players in the
continental hockey league. Spent a
little bit of time in the US with
the Manchester monarchs. They are a
second-tier team in the American
Looking at what their options are,
here. Penalty coming, and it's a
penalty on Ivan Telegin who
interferes with one of the Norwegian
players. They've got to be careful
they don't get taken off the game
here, the Russians. Almost finding
it difficult to stay motivated by
the game and they get involved in
That's the case here,
and already the second penalty taken
by the OAR here early in the second
period. They've got a commanding 3-0
lead. And it's only human nature for
a bit of complacency to step in. The
head coach doesn't want to see that,
he wants to see his team continue to
work hard and play the right way.
They know that there is a very good
Czech Republic team coming for them
in the semifinals.
That saved per to
come to be. -- that is saved pretty
competently. Norway gave it away,
though. Deep inside their own zone.
They have one extra play-off on the
ice right now, hard to imagine. They
are skating away. No goals in the
second period so far. Most of it has
been Norwegian power play time.
That's into the
That's into the body and the Celica
-- Vasily Koshechkin grabbed hold of
55 feet out, not ideal on a
power play but when you've only had
to macro shots through 25 minutes of
action, you've got to continue
through Aaron on that. -- starring
Rob on that.
The work is not cleaned so far.
Ridge again, fighting the book
little bit. It will now be cleared
away all the way down the ice.
Norway will try and come again.
Look at them keeping their feet
moving, the Russian team. Forcing
Norway to make passes.
aggressive all over the ice, three
players on one Norwegian player. If
you are Norway, you have got to let
the puck do the work, you got to
move it, change the angle of attack.
Kick it back and then move it
left-to-right. That's easier said
A shot from range is perfected wide.
-- deflected. There are goals all
over the ice.
over the ice. A shooting chance,
Bonsaksen has had a good couple of
days, that is all about the Battle
on the board and Norway have their
first ever Olympic quarterfinal
goal. The brothers combine and then
Bonsaksen finishes with a block.
What's the netminder, he had no idea
where it was. The pass came out,
look where he is looking, he goes to
the other side. Bonsaksen puts it
right in the middle of the net and
nothing but confusion from Vasily
Koshechkin. Confusion from the OAR
netminder and a good finish from
Bonsaksen, and it's a 3-1 game, with
just four macro shots on net by
That was, cough. -- that was
It's going to be a heist that called
against the Norwegian goal scorer.
Hero to villain in the space of a
couple of replays.
couple of replays. Bonsaksen going
to the box, high stick is the call.
He was the hero yesterday in
overtime, got the goal that moved
Norway onto this game here as they
beat Slovenia 2-1.
A real good job
into the play on this goal. On and
off his stick in a hurry. Standard
the OAR defenceman. -- he stunned
him. He was dispiriting
him. He was dispiriting -- pivoting
backwards. No regard for his stick.
This shot goes right into the middle
of the net. He didn't have any idea
where the puck was so it's slipped
Bonsaksen playing in his
third Olympic Games, and in
Vancouver he got no points, and in
Sochi, he got no points. But
Pyeongchang is the time and place.
Two goals in the space of less than
24 hours. And that was quite a
moment in this game.
moment in this game. So have OAR
been lulled to sleep or will they be
Ambitious pass to get through all of
those players but not something that
usually would worry him.
He had that
in his mind, as soon as he got the
puck that he would go across.
really playing at half case, here.
Such a wonderful player. He sets
that one up. And from a matter of
inches, all we he had to do was get
his stick on it. The power play
clicking very nicely indeed for the
Olympics athletes from Russia, that
was a bit of a painted by Kovalchuk.
Look at him recognise, it is one
against zero situation if he can
that pass. He beats Mateus Noster
though, the defender. A quick flick
and a wonderful job from Sergey
Kalinin, who has to get down on his
knee and make sure he gets the puck
on and off his stick. 4-1 to the
Four goals and four scorers in
this game. Norway coming into this
game had only scored four goals.
This group from Russia are
I'm sure fans all
over the nation will be watching
this, and wherever they are they
will be feeling very proud. There is
not a Russian flag on their tops,
but they are very much a product of
the Russian game, and the players
are very much playing for Russian
hearts and minds, and the Russian
flag somewhere along the line,
irrespective of what the IOC are
As a fan and a Russian, it almost
makes you stand taller for your
country. With regard to the doping,
there is still will question whether
they should be representing anybody
here, but they are, and you cannot
take anything away from the fans.
They are eligible to compete in the
competition, whatever happened four
years ago is very little to do with
them, and they are proud Russian so
why would they not be excited to be
delivering the kind of Olympic
performance the Russian public cabin
wanting for a long time? And they
want more goals.
Norway are trailing. They could have
another chance here, but...
A penalty coming. Antonov is there
a. That referee cannot see it, a
penalty coming. Russian power so
far. Up twice, scored twice, thank
you very much.
you very much.
Too much work here
from the Alway are.
They can demonstrate to the referee
that they are being impeded from
going where they want to, it is
pretty easy to make a call. You made
the point before
Two of the players have four goals
, they have guys who can do it
in bunches and other guy is just
getting started by the looks of
Watch the setup for the
power play here.
power play here. Gusev looks behind
the net, and then the lookout for
No reader a good job of
It is like the early 90s
when they had great players, they
would send out five Russians, and
the head coach would send out five
of them. It was a thing of beauty to
watch them working around on the
The score, it comes off
the defender. Bonsaksen puts it in.
A third power play goal. Bonsaksen
puts it in his own net, but there
are no own goals in as hockey, so
the credit will go to all eight are.
They have definitely had a few ugly
ones on the power play. This was of
Bonsaksen?. But not so much the ugly
goals, it is just the continued
presence, the relentless pressure on
the power play,
12 different goal-scorers.
to get to the point where you count
the ones who have not scored because
it is easier than counting those who
have! That is over half of the team.
And that is only in four games.
And that is only in four games.
now for Norway? 5-1 down. They know
that this is going to be the end of
the Olympic experience. What do they
do here? The Lowe you have to start
by being more disciplined. Three
power play goals, 3-3 on the power
play. It this team which you in the
position where you have to stick or
hold. Norway will be as disciplined
as possible. Bonsaksen scored in
overtime, scored today, twice today,
once in his own team and once
against the Russian athlete team.
Oh, dear. These ice skates are very
expensive, anything up to £800, and
made of all sorts of materials. One
of the things the do with skates
now... A quick whistle here.
now... A quick whistle here. An
extra puck on the ice. What they do
now is heat them up then form them
on your feet. A lot of people may
have had the experience of skating
on a public session, feeling how
uncomfortable they are. I do not
know why one of the fans did that.
He might be shown the door!
Typically frowned upon, fans
throwing things on the ice.
throwing things on the ice.
finish my point, the ice skates are
little more like slippers. The very
lightweight. And the players will
feel very comfortable in them. Back
to Bonsaksen?. Penalties coming. A
bit of frustration seeping in.
had a wonderful chance before this
A terrific experience for Hoff, will
he -- when he heads back to
university after these games.
The American Donato has become a
legend overnight scoring the most
goals in the tournament.
Harford student -- harboured student
playing for their country.
That is loads of space out there
now. That will have the eyes of the
Olympic Athletes from Russia popping
up, they thought they could have a
bit more space out there that they
can enjoy and be creative in. Norway
have possession right now.
Koshechkin has had to play very
hard, but I'm not sure he's one of
Everything looks difficult
for him. He could not find the park,
it was just behind the net.
it was just behind the net.
goalie is the biggest in the
tournament, six foot seven, you
would have to do pretty well to miss
him. Alway are in control is
normally come in with a bit of an
This could be a bigger lead, three
or four chances in the first period
as well. Not taken.
as well. Not taken. Just taking it
Kick save, just a twist of his knees
and he was free and open. OAR still
have possession. Going back to 515.
The Norwegians have cracked up their
It is all are nothing.
Norway are second best by some
distance. They still have a chance
to shoot, but they missed the net.
to shoot, but they missed the net. I
know we cannot solve all the
problems of the world, but we will
try to find an explanation over the
coming 22.5 minutes as to why it has
been such a long time since there
has been success for Russia at a
Winter Olympic Games. So many great
players, yet in Sochi four years ago
when they were expected and the
nation was watching them and wanting
them to win gold, the president
turned up at the Jammes -- turned up
at the games, why have the struggle
to have success?
The theory starts
with the make-up of their hockey
teams. There is no doubt, when they
put together the rotors, and you
look at it on paper, they have
skill, but it can only take you so
far. Where Russia lacks a lot of
times is that players get in the
trenches and then win the races and
battles to the pucks, ultimately
getting control of it and from there
they get it to the crafty players
who can then put it in the back of
When you have players like that, all
wonderful players, some of the most
talented in the world, but they're
waiting for someone else to give
them the puck. And so you can have
all the talent in the world, but if
you don't have the puck on your
stick, it makes you pretty
I be the favourites
right now for you?
Yes, they are.
Good skating again. Who can push
Well, I would say I think the
Czech Republic will, I think they
will pose a little bit of a
different opponent in the sense that
they are a big club, they take away
a lot of lanes. Sweden will be good
too. Those are probably the two who
would pose the biggest threat.
Into the final 40 seconds and Norway
have tried to crank up the heat
Great pass to Gusev but he could not
take it in their stride. They are
returning the favour, Gusev is a
wonderful parser. A little
acknowledgement, that was, should
have done better!
It's true, we have
seen how crisply they pick up
passes, you kind of raise your
eyebrows saying, they macro did not
pick that up cleanly.
He is not used
to it, he's used to giving a pass.
Norway 5-1 down. They're going to
find it very difficult to get back
into this game. And although you
never say never, it's highly
unlikely that they'll be able to
find five goals against this very
impressive outfit. The Olympics
athletes from Russia in complete and
to control here, Norway struggling.
OAR lead at the end of two periods
by five goals to one.
STUDIO: it looks like the OAR will
be through to the semifinals, the
Czech Republic going through only
with their win over the USA. You
might remember a few days ago we
brought you the story of our ice
dance couple, Penny Coomes and Nick
Buckland. They've had to overcome
multiple injuries in their career
but the worst came 20 months ago
when Penny shattered any captain to
20 pieces, potentially trigger
handicap. Here is their free dance
So, here we go, just over four
minutes and this Olympic Jenny will
be over, through shattered kneecap,
20 months of despair, recovery and
hope to today. Tenth place at the
moment, looking to push up the
leaderboard and they need to be
And that for the lift.
-- and that was the lift.
How is it looking?
So far, so good.
The ultimate story of grit and
determination. It has a happy ending
out on the ice, for now at least. It
may not be an medal but this means
more to them than precious metal. .
I'm delighted to say they are with
me now and you have just watched
that for the first time! You about
analysing yourselves. Tell me your
critical eye over that, what do you
make of it?
I'm very pleased to
that, it's nice to see the Olympic
rings in the background and how it
all comes together.
And you just
said to me, one of those lists was
the one that you injured your knee
on, and you put it back in the
I think to do what we do,
you have to be a little bit crazy.
So I wanted to get back and do that
lift as soon as possible, not to let
it, mental issue. I have to do it
every day so I didn't want to be
scared of it.
Tell me what the
emotions well I. You did a short
dance and a free dance, which was
the most emotional? Was at the first
one going out there?
I think it was,
before I stepped out onto the ice
for the first time, I just had a
little cry to myself, because I was
so proud that I actually made it.
There were definitely times when I
just didn't think that that moment
would be possible. And it was what I
was working towards for so long. So
to actually be there about to
perform at the Olympics, it was so
And you have had to watch
her go through all the rehab, it's
emotional for you as well?
Definitely, we worked through the
whole thing together from beginning
to end. We were there on days where
I had to pick you up and days when
you had to pick me up. What we were
there together and we got through it
and we finally made it out and had
our moments yesterday.
11th is an
incredible achievement given what
you've been through. We had the
commentary saying that it was about
more than the results, wasn't it?
Yes, our journey was to get to the
Olympics, it was about a comeback.
The whole time I wanted to be an
inspiration to young people. I
wanted to show people that if you
get knocked down, you can get back
up again. I just want to say thank
you to UK sport for believing in me
and everyone who plays the national
lottery because you just got me back
where I belong.
It's an incredible
story in what you've overcome. Some
of the last 20 months for you. --
some up the last 20 months.
been a roller-coaster of emotion,
from it happening to you getting
back on the ice to then get back to
competition and then have another
surgery, so to climax with
everything yesterday and for it all
to come together, we're really
pleased that we were able to show
that moment with each other and
everyone around the whole world on
the biggest stage.
You are an ice
dancing couple and a couple off the
ice as well, how much of that
I think it helped us a lot,
in the last 20 months, we guess he
got closer together. We've been
there for each other every step of
the way and when we do perform,
those looks we give each other are
sincere. So I think that apparently
helps us. We're so lucky to have
shared a journey with someone that
we feel very close to and is very
special to us.
It must help on the
ice being a couple because like you
say, the emotions are real. But off
the ice, given all you've been
through, to be able to pick each
other up at home when you have got
the seat up as opposed to a training
Yes, -- when you have got
your feet up? Yes, we have the same
aspirations and goals so from
beginning to end we are with each
other we want to carry on doing what
It was an incredible
routine that won it yesterday from
the Canadians, Tessa Virtue and
Scott Moir, it almost broke the
Internet. Everyone is speaking about
it. Some power but that was from
your own professional point of view?
They are my favourites, I look up to
them. They have brought so much to
the sport. It was a magical Olympic
moment, the whole arena was in
tears. I think they just perform it
for each other and forgot everyone
else was there. I feel really lucky
that we got to see it live.
next for both of you on the ice?
the immediate future, we have World
Championship in four weeks, no rest
for the wicked, we will analyse the
performances and pick up a few extra
marks. There's training for all of
the athletes here so we might be
only back on the ice.
Thank you for
joining us and congratulations, it
was great to see you here at the
Olympic Games after all that hard
work you have been through.
It's time to say goodbye but
Clare Balding will be picking up on
BBC One very shortly. The women's
demand -- two-man bob sleigh goes
tonight. Have a very good day and we
will see you tomorrow.