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BBC Two Day 13: Curling and Biathlon

13:00-18:00: Coverage as day 13 draws to a close, including the conclusion of the men's curling semi-finals. And catch up on men's slalom and women's ice hockey gold medal game.


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Great Britain Are Getting Better And

Better As This Competition Goes On.

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She puts it down when it counts.

We

want to see these big trick that we

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know these guys can do.

Team USA

versus team Canada.

Mikaela Shiffrin

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goes for the double.

What is -- what

a performance from a riding that

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afternoon to you and welcome to the

most olden day in winter Olympic

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history.

There are ten medals up for grabs

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and it's the first time ever in all

of these years of slipping and

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sliding that there have been ten

titles up for grabs. In the curling,

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no gold medal but there is a silver

because a guaranteed silver is what

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is at stake in the men's semifinals

this afternoon. We're heading over

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to Pyeongchang live now, because in

the all-American derby that is Kevin

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Koe's Canada up against John

Shuster, USA, John Shuster the first

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American man ever to win a gold

medal in the winter, it is going all

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the way, it is end eight and we are

going live.

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It's been a very tight affair, four

ends where they have managed to

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score to each, three blank ends and

now Canada are going there way, they

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have the hammer and then try to

contain the hammer. Tyler George

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making a nice little shot, he had a

good shot with his previous stone as

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well. Kevin Koe knows that he's in a

real scrap here. This USA team beat

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Canada in the round robin. Which was

a bit of a surprise, which was a

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much that the USA had to win to give

them a chance to qualify for the

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semifinal and they followed it up

with a win over Great Britain. That

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meant we were in the tie-break match

which we lost, sadly, to Sweden

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earlier on. The other semifinal,

Sweden are playing Switzerland just

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two sheets over and that one will be

wrapped up very soon because Sweden

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are winning 9-2. Sweden will go into

the final. Who will meet them?

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Canada or USA? It has been a tight

affair, Mark Kennedy has missed one

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or two jarring the match. The just

about managing to get a good shot

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there.

Yeah, really good shots to

stick around in a lying position.

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They don't have a lot of what margin

to work with at all.

Two is the

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thing.

You like this, Matt?

You

can't play the in. Well, John...

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He's seen something on the ice.

If

you don't get this, he's going to

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play the double.

While these guys are chatting, I

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think we will see the last stone set

down. You might hear a bit of

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applause from the other semifinal.

Looks like that end is going to be

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blanked. The Purgatory is going to

be over for service. -- for the

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Swiss. They will come back for the

bronze game.

The handshakes come. To

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remind you, the men's bronze medal

match is tomorrow, and also the

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women's semifinals, same time as

this, Eve Muirhead will be playing

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on this sheets, she will be playing

Sweden. The Swedish skip... The

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handshakes are taking place just the

left as these guys, the right from

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this view.

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So now, Canada and USA have the

arena all to themselves. Matt

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Hamilton, he of the moustache, so,

John Shuster, there's been lots of

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discussion here. Canada have already

used their time out, yet Steve says.

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-- USA have yet to use there.

That

is a bold call from USA, trying to

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get in there first.

Going a bit back

in the forfeit.

That's not really

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what they were looking for.

I think

they obviously decided to take it a

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bit further back when they realise

they hadn't thrown it so well. We're

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seeing Kevin Koe play some great

shots, he had a couple of if he

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draws earlier on. So, Kevin Koe has

a great chance here to try and break

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this game apart. It's been such a

tense and tight affair. This team he

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puts together four years ago, two

former gold medallists, Ben -- Ben

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Hebert, and Marc Kennedy.

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Hebert, and Marc Kennedy. So Kevin

Koe, he has a chance, he hasn't had

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too many chances to rest the

initiative away from the USA.

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They are on this early sweeping

hard, it's curling a lot, not sure

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it will get past the red, just

catches it. That's a mistake from

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Kevin Koe, we haven't seen too many

since the first couple of ends.

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Opportunity missed.

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Opportunity missed.

That really was

the first mistake we've seen from

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Kevin Koe. He's been driving his

team-mates along so far today. The

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wait was perfect, it's just over

curling at the end.

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Important to make sure they hit this

on the noises or inside, you don't

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want to hit it on the inside and

directed onto their own yellow. It

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would have to be pretty bad shot to

do that, though.

Every errand. It

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looks like one team has something

going -- at every end it looks like

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one team has something going and it

swings back to the other team. It's

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been enthralling, particularly for

curling enthusiasts. That's a crack

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cracking shots from the United

States skip. That's Matt Hamilton

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right there. Tyler George, clench

fist, the UFC -- USA team know what

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a great shot that was. There's the

hit and the role. Tucks in. And now

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the big question being asked of him

here, Kevin Koe, USA lying two. This

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is the eighth end, just two more

after this. It was a close win in

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the round robin between the two of

them, it went all the way to the

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wire. Here he goes, Kevin Koe.

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I like the line!

It goes quiet in here, very quiet.

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Canadian fans, USA fans watching

intently, will this get in? This is

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pulling early already. It's two to

the USA. That is a massive end for

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the USA. It's a steal in the eighth.

They go two ahead. It also means

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Canada have hammer in the ninth but

it could mean the USA, if there's a

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score, they will have it in the

tenth. The sweat on the brow of

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Canada, they are sweating now. Their

Olympic campaign hanging in the

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balance. You're looking at me as if

you cannot believe this. Canadian

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women out, that was the shot, and if

Canada it would be a shock. There

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are two ends to go but Kevin Koe not

able to do anything about it.

What's

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going on in my mind right now is, it

is this really happening? I cannot

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believe that that happened. Kevin

Koe not even close with that draw.

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Goes up to steal at the eighth end

which is horrible outcome. They're

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now chasing the game, two down.

They've got the hammer and they are

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on end as well. So Canada are going

to have to really pull out all the

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stops now.

There'd dancing in the

stands in the Curling Centre in the

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USA onesies, and yes, there are

people here in USA onesies. So, for

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them, although it will be a nervous

last two ends because Kevin Koe and

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his team are more than cable turning

this around, -- capable of turning

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this around. The lead for the USA

John Landsteiner. Look John Shuster,

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still talking about that last end.

Tyler George. The two of them have

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been together a long time. This

Canadian team has been very good, we

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said they came together in 2014.

Almost an all-star team, Brent Laing

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is to play for Howard, the champion.

Glenn Howard, the coach of the

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British women's team. Kevin Koe, I

think it was because he moved, and

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then put a new team together. The

two men he brought in, Ben Hebert

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and Marc Kennedy, gold medallists

from 2010 Vancouver playing for

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Kevin Martin.

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Kevin Martin. And Canada just always

expects to win the gold medal now.

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Anyone who gets to the final will

have a tough match

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have a tough match against Edin of

Sweden but Canada coming up against

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it., ghosts to them. -- regret they

have the hammer.

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The interesting thing about Kevin

Koe changing his team, his team on

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the Canadian men's Chevy chip and

went to the worlds, they already

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knew Kevin Koe was leaving to set up

a new team for the next cycle. They

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managed to come forth that time in

Beijing.

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Beijing.

He moved to Calgary, I

think it was. He's 43. He is the

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oldest of the team, I think. How old

is Ben?

His mid-30s.

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I think Ben is ageing a little bit

here, though!

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Well, Kevin Koe has got to get to

thinking cap on here.

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You might be thinking, OK, certainly

the option if this end doesn't

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build, he can certainly plant this

end and carry the hammer into the

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tents come if he were to get two, he

has to get two in the tense, under

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pressure to do that. Even that ties

it and it would be an extra end and

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the hammer reverts back to the USA.

The setup is good for Canada, they

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have got a corner guard and both of

those yellow USA stones are back at

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the T-line close together. So

there's an odd agility for a freeze.

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This one is still running.

-- there

is an opportunity for a freeze.

It's

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on its way, little. Look at how hard

Brent Laing is working. Marc Kennedy

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looks... He looks a little stressed

there. This is Matt Hamilton, he's

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getting a lot of attention back

home. His moustache is as famous as

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he is, it has its own Twitter

account, apparently. And he's a real

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character, trying to keep the crowd

involved as well, always playing the

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crowd, Matt Hamilton. Looking across

now, big smile on his face. A little

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wave, just not too carried away

here.

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Brett Lang, married to Jennifer

Jones,

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Brett Lang, married to Jennifer

Jones, the champion from Sochi. This

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is going from bad to worse for

Canada.

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Canada. Have you ever seen this sort

of thing happening?

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of thing happening? Kevin Koe coming

up short, and he doesn't get that to

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the line.

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the line. It has gone quiet. Matt

Kennedy has come to have a word.

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Make the pile bigger, maybe but.

They are falling apart here.

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I almost feel like looking across to

our Canadian counterparts

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broadcasting, and they have had a

tricky week after what happened to

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Rachel Hohmann, and discovering that

story back in Canada, the Canadian

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women not even making the

semifinals. That has never happened

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before.

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before.

A straightforward take out

for the USA here. As long as there

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any red stones in the house, Canada

will get multiple points.

Canada won

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the gold medal in 2014, 2010, 2006.

Silver medallist against Norway in

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the final in Salt Lake City, and

silver

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silver medallists against

Switzerland. This would be the first

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time they do not make the final if

they do not call list through.

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Marc Kennedy, who himself missed a

few early on.

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Better separation -- bit of

separation between the stones, which

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should go easily for the USA.

Enough

of a gap.

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of a gap. They can squeeze that out.

Even if it catches a bit of the

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back. Tyler George has been as good

as John Shuster has been. Tyler

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George has been the star man of this

year.

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year. Has he got another one here?

He catches the bag yellow, and they

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are left with two. Not what he

wanted.

Canada needs to decide

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whether to blank or Squire to. -- or

scorer two. If they tie the game

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after ten, they go to an extra end.

Blanking the end is the easiest

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option here.

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option here.

He is trying to play

the freeze.

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They need to have a good sequence of

shots to put two on the board.

The

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other thought is get one, then steal

in the final end.

But the problem is

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they would need to steal twice, they

would need to score one and then one

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in ten, and then one at the extra

end as well.

We have seen many times

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that happen in the round-robin. You

told me it statistically happens a

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lot. People steal in the final end.

I just think the way they are

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playing, you can see the stress on

their faces, Marc Kennedy is

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normally more boisterous and loud

and talking, Kevin Koe is a more

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subdued character anyway.

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subdued character anyway.

You're

giving a blank. I would rather give

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them two.

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them two.

This is what I have

enjoyed all week, toing and froing,

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these two teams knowing what the

opposition should be doing.

A great

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shot to rattle that one through.

He

said he didn't want to give the two.

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He would rather blank this end. I

think that is a good call. If you go

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through what has happened in the

match so far, Canada have not once

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been able to take two. If they do,

you have another chance in the extra

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end with the hammer.

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end with the hammer. He will just be

looking to blank this end and then

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move on.

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This will be the fourth end from the

name we have played that has been

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blanked. It has been an enthralling

match. Ebbing and flowing and

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seesawing one way then the other.

You feel at the minute as if USA

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have put all of them at one end of

the seesaw, and they will be hard to

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shift.

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shift. USA were bronze medallists in

children, John Shuster in the team.

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They have never made the final.

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Sit!

They are just rang to make life

difficult here.

That was an

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interesting call from John Shuster,

trying to make them give up two for

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the opportunity to force Canada to

score one. They did not quite get it

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right, there might still be a chance

to blank here for Kevin Koe. Or he

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could try to chip it for two.

It has

given him the temptation to do that.

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There is the bench.

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There is the bench. Scott Pfeifer in

the middle.

I am looking at John

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Shuster's preferred scenario, and

the difference between being two up

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in the last stone is negligible.

We're talking 90% victory to 91%

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victory.

He will have to be really

cute here.

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cute here. This is the shot he has

not been playing well. He has

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struggled with his weight.

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struggled with his weight. We have a

good view of this.

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It kept spinning out, it is only

going to be one. But by getting its

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end, he did not have enough brakes

on it to hold it and he knows that

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is advantage to the USA because it

is the one result they did not want,

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the blank would have been better

than one, two would have been better

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than one. The United States leading

4-3 after nine. Crucially they have

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the hammer. Canada would need to

steal just to keep the match going.

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It pulled right at the end. Because

it caught it in, it kept spinning.

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Some Canadians mixed up in the

primarily US contingent. The amount

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of times Canada play the United

States in their tournament is, we

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said also in the ice hockey today,

United States women, out on top.

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That was a bit harsh, this would be

much bigger. I watch the penalty

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shoot out in the ice hockey.

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Ben Hibbert, he would love to be a

golfer.

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-- Ben Hebert. This would be the

equivalent of a birdie.

Or

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albatross.

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John Landsteiner, he has his

statistics back up to 65%, although

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they do not always tell the full

story. That is a nice shot. Nice

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short, says his team-mates. He is

happy with that. Look his swagger.

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You have got to be thinking that

John Shuster maybe has Kevin Koe's

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number this season. They have played

each other twice this season, and

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John Shuster has won twice both

times. You would not expect that

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given the success Kevin Koe's team

has had over the years.

One of those

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victories was in the round-robin. If

you are just joining us, this is the

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men's semifinal. Sweden have already

won the very comfortably, 9-3,

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beating Switzerland who knocked

Great Britain out in the tie-break

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match earlier today during the

night. This time tomorrow will be

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Eve Muirhead against Sweden in the

semifinal, Korea the hosts finished

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top of the round-robin, their team

are fast becoming superstars here.

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They will be taking on Japan in the

other semifinal.

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other semifinal. The final end, USA

have a massive advantage here, and

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with the hammer. John Shuster would

like it to get out.

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like it to get out. As the Canadians

like to say, it was nibbling.

How

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good is that! Two great shots. We

saw Cammy Smith, the British league

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player helping -- league player,

helping his team out, and how much

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difference it made to his team at

the end.

If you have watched a lot

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of curling, probably picked up that

if you have the hammer, at the last

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end where you only need to score

one, you want to have the front as

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clear as you can, to draw in and win

the match. Canada will try to get

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behind the guards and set something

up to make it difficult for the US.

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Once we have had the four Stones

played, the USA would not want to

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have any out, hashtag any eight, --

would not want to take any out. He's

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just thinking here, to try to get

the back red as well.

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the back red as well.

Of Canada have

one behind, that would be the

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threat.

Good try, he gets rid of the

guard. Canada have got two there,

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right on the edge of the 12 foot,

and USA are trying to keep it nice

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and clear upfront.

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With just a few stones to come here

in the tenth, offered John Schuster

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this situation before and he would

have bitten your hand.

They do note

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that one little mistake, we have

said how much an end can shift and

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change. Even that there from Brent

Laing. It's just come across. Very

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short as well.

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short as well.

The Canadians are

tried to put the stone in a

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difficult position to peel, so

they're trying to hope and force the

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USA into a mistake by making appeal

and trying to drive it on to a wide

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one which spins it to the centre. A

bit of diligence required here.

He

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sends it the other way and sends his

yellow out. Doesn't want any traffic

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out front. Every stone that goes by,

USA edge closer to the Olympic

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final. Every time Canada fail, to

give the USA skip John Shuster

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issues with his last stone, they

take a step closer with making the

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sort of history they want to make.

It just gets over.

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It just gets over. When they lost

three in the round robin, I guess

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the signs were there that the

Canadians were not play at their

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best. They have had a tough or here.

You can't say they didn't play well

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early on, the USA

0:32:120:32:18

early on, the USA didn't let them

get away. It just touches that one

0:32:180:32:21

enough.

They are all four in a line

on the right-hand side.

There's a

0:32:210:32:31

look of resignation on the face of

Kevin Koe here. What Oscar I do, he

0:32:310:32:37

is probably thinking?

0:32:370:32:43

is probably thinking? -- what else

can I do?

He's trying to work and

0:32:430:32:47

find a position for the guard so he

can work the centre line and little

0:32:470:32:52

but but it's going to be a big ask

for John Shuster to this on his last

0:32:520:33:01

stone. The real thing is that they

have got to make John Schuster play

0:33:010:33:09

against his last stone, so if he had

a catastrophic mess, then he loses

0:33:090:33:15

the game which could put extra

pressure on his last one.

They only

0:33:150:33:21

have three more stones so that's

part of the issue. Trying to induce

0:33:210:33:26

the mistake.

0:33:260:33:31

That speed is perfect.

I wonder what's going through his

0:33:360:33:41

mind?

Take a look and make sure you

see.

Did they ever imagined, Canada,

0:33:410:33:52

that the women's team would not make

the semifinal? That's never happened

0:33:520:33:55

before. And the men's team doesn't

make the final. That's never

0:33:550:34:03

happened before.

0:34:030:34:09

happened before. The curling nation

of Canada, with such high

0:34:090:34:12

expectations with their teams, they

did win the gold medal in the

0:34:120:34:19

doubles. With the developments in

the doping case, Norway will get the

0:34:190:34:28

bronze medal, Switzerland took the

silver in that.

Needs to be a little

0:34:280:34:32

bit careful here. Kevin Koe has put

that over the side to try and force

0:34:320:34:36

one of those misses that we talked

about.

0:34:360:34:46

Well, you've had a cracking game, a

little wink and a smile.

That's

0:34:500:35:03

understandable, the nerves, they

know this is historic for the USA.

0:35:030:35:08

Not only the sense of getting to the

final, but they've got another

0:35:080:35:14

match, a chance to win the gold

medal, but putting Canada out, for

0:35:140:35:18

them, any other team, it would be a

great achievement. But he gets to

0:35:180:35:23

the gold medal match starting all

over your neighbours, the best --

0:35:230:35:27

stepping all over your neighbours,

the best curling nation in the

0:35:270:35:31

world, is there anything Kevin Koe

can do about it? He's the last play,

0:35:310:35:37

two stones for the skip.

0:35:370:35:43

two stones for the skip.

They're

really starting to think outside the

0:35:450:35:48

box. They're going to come down onto

the stone and try and bounce them

0:35:480:35:53

both back towards the centre line.

It's going to hit

0:35:530:36:05

It's going to hit this red stone,

and roll both stones.

And hope his

0:36:060:36:08

shooter, is back in.

0:36:080:36:14

shooter, is back in. He's just

having to look at the clock, under

0:36:140:36:18

two minutes now. He can't run out of

time, he had the full look behind

0:36:180:36:24

him, I wondered what he was looking

at behind the shoulder.

0:36:240:36:29

Well, this is a strategic shot. It's

going to miss, is it? It doesn't

0:36:330:36:39

miss. He gets one out into the

middle and in the house, he does

0:36:390:36:46

have three in there. At least he's

trying.

Absolutely. They need to

0:36:460:36:51

pull something out of the bag. I've

got to say, the ice has been very

0:36:510:36:58

straight down this line. It's not

been curling at all. Down the centre

0:36:580:37:08

line.

First things first, he

0:37:080:37:18

I mean, even if they draw in, if you

got a clear house, and Kevin Koe

0:37:270:37:33

draws anywhere, he just needs to hit

that and he doesn't have do play a

0:37:330:37:42

dead weight draw, anything like

that. He needs to get this right.

0:37:420:37:47

And he will have a chance to send

his team into the final. Has he got

0:37:470:37:58

this one right?

They just don't want

to leave this yellow stone where the

0:37:580:38:02

red is.

A bit straight, he didn't

want to sit there, if you caught

0:38:020:38:10

that on the nose.

0:38:100:38:15

that on the nose.

If that's in a

shot position, that's a huge shot

0:38:150:38:19

for John Shuster. It will make

things even easier for the last one.

0:38:190:38:26

With the lying stones out, I'm sure

he is still going for the shot.

0:38:260:38:31

Well, he's saying he wants to at

least play the draw if he hits and

0:38:400:38:48

sticks. And asks John Shuster to

draw. By hitting it, he wouldn't lie

0:38:480:38:59

the shot. So, Kevin Koe, this could

be the last stone of his Olympic

0:38:590:39:04

campaign. He's waited so long for

the chance to represent Canada at

0:39:040:39:08

the Olympics, to follow in the path

of the previous three Canadians get

0:39:080:39:13

who won the gold medal. But that

looks as though that opportunity

0:39:130:39:20

will not arise. -- follow in the

path of the previous three Canadian

0:39:200:39:24

skips who won the gold medal. He can

only hope that he plays a shot at

0:39:240:39:28

John Shuster makes a big mistake

with his last stone. It's gone very

0:39:280:39:36

quiet here in the arena. A distinct

action that Kevin Koe has. He looks

0:39:360:39:42

determined. This is not the way he

would have envisaged things.

0:39:420:39:52

would have envisaged things. He is

going to get the hit and the roll in

0:39:520:39:55

but it's going to go right where he

said he didn't want it to go. That's

0:39:550:40:00

sitting on the button, it's a nice

target their for John Shuster. If

0:40:000:40:05

you had said to the USA skip, I tell

you what, John, not only do you have

0:40:050:40:10

the chance to get into the gold

medal match with a fairly

0:40:100:40:14

straightforward shot where all you

have to do is to shift the

0:40:140:40:18

opponent's stone and stick in the

house, but in so doing you can also

0:40:180:40:23

put out Canada, I don't think he

would have dreamt of this situation.

0:40:230:40:29

They beat them in the round robin

and now John Shuster had the

0:40:290:40:32

opportunity to go into the gold

medal match and put Canada out.

0:40:320:40:40

Bronze medallist from 2006,

four-time Olympian, he's been played

0:40:400:40:46

brilliantly tonight, well backed up

by his team, they have been better

0:40:460:40:50

than Canada and this one is coming

straight down the middle. He's done

0:40:500:40:54

it. John Shuster has put his team

into the gold medal match. It was an

0:40:540:41:01

enthralling encounter between two

great rivals and for a long time,

0:41:010:41:04

nothing to choose between them. But

then in the eighth end, the USA

0:41:040:41:09

stole two after a mistake from the

Canadian skip. They picked up one in

0:41:090:41:14

the night, it wasn't enough. And

then a straightforward last end for

0:41:140:41:21

the USA. Brilliantly played,

well-managed, what a shock that is.

0:41:210:41:25

What will that mean, Logan, for

Canadian curling? Their women are

0:41:250:41:31

not at all into the semifinals, and

at best, their men fighting for the

0:41:310:41:37

bronze.

Canada are such a proud

nation, and they really thrive in

0:41:370:41:42

the Winter Olympics. For curling,

it's just unthinkable that neither

0:41:420:41:47

of the Canadian teams would be in

the gold medal match. Well played to

0:41:470:41:53

John Shuster and his American side,

the only difference between the two

0:41:530:41:57

teams was that John Shuster made his

shots and Kevin Koe didn't at the

0:41:570:42:01

crucial times.

Huge shock at the

curling, huge semifinal, where the

0:42:010:42:08

obligation. -- worthy of the

occasion. The Canadian skip has

0:42:080:42:16

walked off on his own leading his

team on his own. Canada are out, USA

0:42:160:42:20

go through to face Sweden in the

gold medal match.

0:42:200:42:26

STUDIO: that is an absolutely huge

story. Not least for John Shuster

0:42:260:42:31

himself, what a back story for this

man. He worked as a bartender and

0:42:310:42:36

managed restaurants, now works at a

sporting goods shop. He has

0:42:360:42:40

represented team USA in four

straight games, he was part of the

0:42:400:42:45

2016 that won bronze, the lead

player then. And decided he wanted

0:42:450:42:47

to be skip, he made his own team,

and won all three Olympics trials

0:42:470:42:52

thereafter. In his World

Championship as a skip, he has never

0:42:520:42:55

finished worse than fifth. In

Vancouver and subsequent limericks,

0:42:550:42:59

it's never gone right. In Vancouver

eight years ago, he had a terrible

0:42:590:43:04

time, he played so badly that the

team's coach decided to replace him,

0:43:040:43:09

he was replaced by an alternate. His

shooting starts with the worst of

0:43:090:43:13

any skip. He came back in 2014 and

his shooting stats again, the second

0:43:130:43:19

worst of all the skips. Now he's

come back and with everyone watching

0:43:190:43:23

him in America, in fact, they have

rather cruelly dubbed some of his

0:43:230:43:28

mistakes in previous mistakes

0:43:280:43:35

mistakes in previous mistakes doing

a Shuster, but he has shown what

0:43:350:43:39

he's made of today. A guaranteed

silver medal for John Shuster and

0:43:390:43:44

the US, that the story.

0:43:440:43:45

And great moments before the

Canadians. We will see the other

0:43:470:43:54

semifinal, the Swiss will be playing

the Swedes. We hope it would be Kyle

0:43:540:43:58

Smith's Great Britain but as you

know, they lost that tie-breaker, so

0:43:580:44:02

we will update you with that one

night on.

0:44:020:44:05

Now, we've got a lot to get through

on our sporting menu today.

0:44:050:44:15

Germany expected to play a major

part in the women's team biathlon

0:44:180:44:24

today. Laura Dahlmeier aiming to

become the first woman in the game

0:44:240:44:26

to become a third gold medallist.

And after that, one and two and

0:44:260:44:32

three in the individual Nordic

combined event, the team event, they

0:44:320:44:37

are unexpected to beaver top again.

For the fifth time in six games in

0:44:370:44:45

the ice hockey final for the women,

it's Canada the US. Dave Ryding in

0:44:450:44:50

elite company alongside Australia in

the men's slalom, both with big

0:44:500:44:53

dreams today. High winds,

postponement, it ill this, that

0:44:530:45:00

regret and illness have blown

Michelle -- Mikaela Shiffrin's plans

0:45:000:45:04

of course but you could win today.

And a bittersweet first Olympics for

0:45:040:45:08

Kyle Smith's men, so close to

getting a medal shot and yet so far.

0:45:080:45:14

We are clipping on the skinny skis

first and after the biathlon at the

0:45:140:45:18

Alpensia result. We are told that

that is accommodation word -- eight,

0:45:180:45:28

combination word, fantastic album of

Asia. It's been very good to Laura

0:45:280:45:32

Dahlmeier of Germany who had already

won two gold medals by the third day

0:45:320:45:38

of the games. Could she get a third

one on day 13? She was going to have

0:45:380:45:43

to do so in tandem with three

team-mates in the women's team

0:45:430:45:48

relay. They each have to ski six

kilometres then they have got to

0:45:480:45:53

macro shooting positions, lying down

and then standing up. You try doing

0:45:530:45:56

all of that when your heart is going

like the clappers! The close his

0:45:560:46:00

stages now.

0:46:000:46:06

like the clappers! The close his

stages now. Let us watch the clock,

0:46:060:46:08

Poland, Belarus, Italy. None of

those three nations have ever been

0:46:080:46:13

on the podium in this.

0:46:130:46:24

Guzik's lead is now 12 and a half.

0:46:480:47:01

Reid is going great for the

Americans.

0:47:030:47:13

Americans. We're used to some drama

here but not as much as we have

0:47:170:47:20

witnessed tonight. Incredible how

the swings and fortune have moved

0:47:200:47:26

backwards and forwards.

0:47:260:47:37

No Polish quartet have ever been on

the podium in this event.

0:47:520:47:59

France's second, Belarus third.

0:48:040:48:09

United States only 21 seconds

adrift. It would be interesting to

0:48:130:48:16

see where the Germans are. Surely

the right of this by now.

0:48:160:48:29

Norway one minute off the pace.

0:48:450:48:51

Dahlmeier already has a silver

medal.

0:49:100:49:20

medal. She's going to rely on her

unusual brilliance at the shooting

0:49:200:49:23

range but also on others making

mistakes.

0:49:230:49:35

What a result this could be for

Veronica Nowakowska. She has her

0:49:450:49:52

mother, father on the tour with her.

She took time out to have twins.

0:49:520:50:12

Domracheva in third place for

Belarus. Can she get a second medal

0:50:150:50:22

of the games after silver in the

mass start?

0:50:220:50:29

We will keep watching the clock for

Dahlmeier, but we will only know if

0:50:380:50:47

there are mistakes ahead of her.

0:50:470:50:58

She's going to be reliant on

mistakes ahead of her at the first

0:51:140:51:20

of the two visits to the shooting

range.

0:51:200:51:31

Poland, France then Belarus. Italy

are fourth, and the a lot out of

0:51:450:51:48

this. Then the distinct strip of

Slovakia followed by the United

0:51:480:51:57

States and Switzerland.

0:51:570:52:07

States and Switzerland. So many

world-class biathletes have

0:52:070:52:10

unravelled that the shooting range

tonight.

0:52:100:52:16

tonight. Can Nowakowska keep body

and mind together here? Try to

0:52:170:52:22

temporarily block out the context.

It is the Winter Olympic final.

0:52:220:52:26

She's in the driving seat here for

Poland, they have never won a medal

0:52:260:52:29

before.

0:52:290:52:34

before. In pole position in lane

one. Back as she lines up, she will

0:52:370:52:40

be aware that the

0:52:400:52:46

be aware that the Frenchwoman Bescon

is beside her, and Domracheva.

0:52:510:53:00

is beside her, and Domracheva. --

to.

0:53:000:53:01

-- Bescond. She has missed her

first, under immediate pressure. A

0:53:040:53:13

mistake from the French, and another

mistake from Poland. She will be to

0:53:130:53:18

use two of the three spare rounds.

Look at Domracheva, five out of

0:53:180:53:23

five, and the Golden girl has given

herself a huge chance here.

0:53:230:53:30

Nowakowska is having to load extra

rounds. That is Bescond. No penalty

0:53:300:53:34

look. It is Belarus from France,

from Poland.

0:53:340:53:46

The camera is focusing on Dahlmeier.

She might get away with some reloads

0:53:580:54:08

of the spare rounds. She needs a

really good shipped here. A massive

0:54:080:54:11

deficit. Five out of five. She has

half a chance, which is why the

0:54:110:54:19

Germans are celebrating. A lot of

work to do. She is a long way

0:54:190:54:23

behind. She's in a class of her own.

0:54:230:54:32

It is a huge deficit. And what

brilliant composer from Domracheva.

0:54:430:54:48

She has been injured and on

maternity leave, she started getting

0:54:480:54:53

her campaign on track with a silver

medal in the mass start. He knows

0:54:530:55:00

how significant that can be. The

Belarussians have never won a medal

0:55:000:55:04

in this event. They were upgraded to

for four years ago after the Russian

0:55:040:55:10

disqualification. They were ninth in

the World Championships last year,

0:55:100:55:15

but this would be immense. If they

had to put their money on any one of

0:55:150:55:19

the quartet to get them home and

cope with the pressure, it would be

0:55:190:55:24

their star women, Domracheva.

0:55:240:55:33

It will all come down to this eighth

and final visit to the shooting

0:55:350:55:38

range.

0:55:380:55:43

I do not think Bescond will have the

speed to close her down. Belarus,

0:55:480:55:58

France, Poland.

0:55:580:56:03

France, Poland. Driving into the

teeth of the gale appear on the

0:56:080:56:15

Alpensia -- up here on the Alpensia

course. There will be a lot of

0:56:150:56:20

excitement for the Belarussians in

the stadium. Bescond is going well

0:56:200:56:27

in second place.

0:56:270:56:32

Bescond is getting further behind

Domracheva, significantly so, she

0:56:400:56:44

has lost 12 seconds. Nowakowska is

in bronze at the moment, so it could

0:56:440:56:49

be a tussle with the Slovakians. And

the Italians are close behind. Then

0:56:490:56:54

there is a little gap, back to

Sweden and Norway.

0:56:540:57:03

Oberg for Sweden is trying to close

the gap. -- Olsbu for Sweden. When

0:57:130:57:25

they come into the shooting range

for the last time, it will not be a

0:57:250:57:29

golden finish.

0:57:290:57:37

golden finish. One minute and nine

seconds.

0:57:370:57:43

seconds. 22 seconds off the pace for

Belscond.

0:57:430:57:55

Can she go five out of five year? If

she can, judging by the speech he

0:58:550:59:00

has produced since she last came

into the range, the gold medal will

0:59:000:59:03

be hers barring disaster with her

skis coming. Three gold medals for

0:59:030:59:09

the women they call --, Domracheva.

-- the women they call Dasher,

0:59:090:59:24

Domracheva. Good start.

0:59:240:59:32

She needs all three of her spare

rounds.

0:59:430:59:50

If you see the Belarussian flag

flash red, she has missed. She needs

0:59:581:00:04

the last one.

1:00:041:00:14

And very nervy shoot.

1:00:241:00:35

Domracheva leads but she needed all

three of her spare rounds. Bescond

1:00:381:00:48

just off the pace. Oeberg goes third

for Susan. Then Switzerland, -- for

1:00:481:01:05

Sweden. Then Switzerland, Norway and

Poland.

1:01:051:01:14

Darya Domracheva held her composure

to avoid Kandinsky a penalty loops

1:01:171:01:24

which would have almost certainly I

have seen her -- to avoid having to

1:01:241:01:29

ski a penalty loop which would have

almost certainly seen her move

1:01:291:01:36

through and waist her lead. But look

at Oeberg who has moved through.

1:01:361:01:45

Sweden have never got a medal in

this event.

1:01:451:01:51

this event. And Oeberg was

magnificent taking the gold medal in

1:01:521:01:54

the individual race.

1:01:541:02:01

the individual race. These are two

of the most important kilometres she

1:02:021:02:04

will have ever skied in her life,

for Darya Domracheva, because she

1:02:041:02:08

knows how significant this is for

her and her three team-mates. They

1:02:081:02:13

will embrace her at the finish if

she can keep this going.

1:02:131:02:21

Oeberg has been in the top ten in

every race she skied on her own. The

1:02:301:02:36

anchor leg for Norway, silver in the

sprint, with Slovakia just behind

1:02:361:02:41

her. Then come Switzerland and

Poland. It's about Darya Domracheva.

1:02:411:02:52

Her husband is here, and has been

given accreditation from the Belarus

1:02:521:02:58

in team, he's the most decorated by

athlete in history with 13 medals,

1:02:581:03:05

the Norwegian. He has been overtaken

by married beer can cover the cost

1:03:051:03:10

country skier, -- married

1:03:101:03:17

country skier, -- married married

Bjorgen, who got 14 yesterday.

1:03:171:03:25

The coaches are roaring

encouragement. Look at that, Oeberg

1:03:271:03:32

has gone past

1:03:321:03:37

has gone past Anais Bescond. She's

going to rely on Anais Bescond

1:03:371:03:43

tiring.

1:03:431:03:51

tiring. Belarus and Sweden, neither

of whom have been on the podium.

1:03:511:03:57

Oeberg trying to close down Anais

Bescond.

1:03:571:04:06

This is superb. She is not going to

be caught now. Unless one of her

1:04:071:04:14

skis comes off, or she snaps up all.

Gold is going to Belarus in this

1:04:141:04:21

relay for the very first time. The

Belarussian coach is not hanging

1:04:211:04:27

around, he was to get back down to

the finish to witness the history.

1:04:271:04:39

Hanna Oeberg following up her great

individual performances with a very

1:04:391:04:44

mature piece of scheme for 22 old to

help the Swedes. -- mature piece of

1:04:441:04:52

skiing for a 22-year-old. It looks

like the French woman should be

1:04:521:04:59

secure for the bronze. Darya

Domracheva was unbeatable in Sochi,

1:04:591:05:07

three gold medals, then she took

time off to have a baby. She's

1:05:071:05:10

climbed back up to the top of the

world and she's taking her three

1:05:101:05:14

team-mates her. Darya Domracheva

brings Belarus their first gold

1:05:141:05:21

medal in this event and she done it

in style. What a story! Flag comes

1:05:211:05:26

off, doesn't matter, it will be with

her on the podium. Belarus take the

1:05:261:05:30

gold. Hanna Oeberg, the 22 your old

from Sweden brings their country the

1:05:301:05:41

first medal in this event, and Anais

Bescond from France bowing as she

1:05:411:05:46

crosses the line in third. Sweden

and Belarus have never been on the

1:05:461:05:55

podium before, and they have slept

to gold and silver. Emotional

1:05:551:05:59

embraces for all of the teams at the

end. Belarus denied a world champion

1:05:591:06:08

in Germany who are miles out of it

on this occasion. Laura Dahlmeier

1:06:081:06:13

cutting a forlorn figure as she

comes across the line. You can come

1:06:131:06:16

in as the favourites but you have to

deliver at the shooting range and

1:06:161:06:20

the Germans didn't tonight. Belarus

on top of the world.

1:06:201:06:29

A superb performance from the

Russian quartet -- Belarussian

1:06:291:06:38

quartet, and its goals, the first

ever medal for Sweden with silver

1:06:381:06:43

and a brilliant brave bronze for

France.

1:06:431:06:51

Won't that make Belarus feel a a lot

better after all of the palaver in

1:06:511:06:59

the aerials? That is a fourth gold

medal for Darya Domracheva, and she

1:06:591:07:05

and her husband who was the greatest

Olympian of all time until married

1:07:051:07:15

-- Bjorgen took earlier today, they

have a daughter and look out for her

1:07:151:07:23

in 2028! Now let's go and look at

Nordic combined, we ditch the rifles

1:07:231:07:31

and throw ourselves of the ski slope

in said. It's the only event in the

1:07:311:07:36

winter or summer games which is

meant only, for now. Germany

1:07:361:07:41

expected to go very well in this one

because they have got a fantastic

1:07:411:07:44

track record in these games. They

have won the normal hill event and

1:07:441:07:48

they took one, two, three in the

hill. It was led by Johannes Rydzek,

1:07:481:07:57

the new Superman, the German press,

calling him, of Nordic combined. He

1:07:571:08:02

is Germany's sports personality of

the year from last year. He wears a

1:08:021:08:07

little cheeky Superman T-shirt

underneath his ski suit. He's going

1:08:071:08:12

to fly, with Ollie watching. I feel

like this is the ultimate winter

1:08:121:08:20

eliminator. Ski jumping and then the

skiing which decides the medals. The

1:08:201:08:23

way the ski jump helps is that you

get points for your jump, they come

1:08:231:08:28

down the jump on the right-hand

side, a little bit of snow in the

1:08:281:08:32

air, a couple of degrees below zero.

The young Finnish team is competing

1:08:321:08:42

this year. That jump has excellent

distance. High fives from the

1:08:421:08:50

Finnish pictures. Ilkka Herola, 133.

Finland go into the lead. Now,

1:08:501:09:04

Austria do have something of a

chance to speak on to the podium

1:09:041:09:07

here. Number one for them is Mario

Seidl.

1:09:071:09:16

Again, that is another strong jump.

As I said, you only have one chance.

1:09:161:09:20

If you get it wrong and land five or

ten metres back of what you're

1:09:201:09:26

looking for, that really hurts your

team's chances. Good distance. Into

1:09:261:09:33

second place. For now, for Austria.

Starting for Japan, 34-year-old

1:09:331:09:43

Hideaki Nagai. The flag goes down,

the coach uses the flag to tell the

1:09:431:09:49

jump that they are clear to go.

1:09:491:09:57

And again, around about the k-point

of hundred and 25 metres. Hideaki

1:09:571:10:06

Nagai will score into the fourth but

they have stronger competitors

1:10:061:10:12

coming up. Watch out for Akito

Watabe jumping last for Japan, one

1:10:121:10:18

of the best in the world. So is this

man for Germany, Eric Frenzel. Gold

1:10:181:10:26

and silver already in these games,

gold in Sochi as well and if huge

1:10:261:10:30

jump to get Germany on their way.

137 metres is a big start for

1:10:301:10:38

Germany courtesy of their main man,

Eric Frenzel.

1:10:381:10:46

It puts Germany into the lead and

maybe only Norway can keep up with

1:10:501:10:54

Germany in this event, Germany the

favourites. Norway's Joergen Graabak

1:10:541:10:58

into the air. You will see it's a

long jump but it wasn't quite up

1:10:581:11:04

with that green line which

represents the line of the leaders.

1:11:041:11:10

3.5 metres back from that. The

scores from the judges, look at this

1:11:101:11:15

form.

1:11:151:11:20

form. Into third behind Finland and

that is a little bit of a surprise.

1:11:211:11:25

As he entered the FirstGroup. One

quarter of the -- as we entered the

1:11:251:11:32

first group. One quarter of the way

through the ski jumping. Finland

1:11:321:11:38

outperforming the world champions,

Norway further back. Bernhard Gruber

1:11:381:11:41

for Austria. Character on the Nordic

combined circuit. Does he have the

1:11:411:11:49

distance to go with the personality?

A bit of a wobble on his right ski,

1:11:491:11:53

but a great jump from Bernhard

Gruber. That is long, 136 metres.

1:11:531:12:03

And maybe Austria can be contenders

here. They go first place. For

1:12:031:12:11

Japan, Go Yamamoto.

1:12:111:12:19

Again, that is really strong for

Japan. And there are some teams here

1:12:201:12:26

really bringing these jumps.

1:12:261:12:29

You will see more of Vinzenz Geiger,

you has been exceptional as a

1:12:311:12:39

20-year-old at these Olympics as he

waits for the light to go green. I

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think this man will some day replace

Eric Frenzel as the superstar on the

1:12:441:12:51

German team. So strong. And he

should be happy with that as well.

1:12:511:12:57

Maybe he wants an extra couple of

metres. It's not one of the longest

1:12:571:13:00

jumps we've seen. But when you watch

the remainder of this German team

1:13:001:13:07

go, that will be a good

contribution.

1:13:071:13:13

contribution. It slots Germany into

second behind this surprise Austrian

1:13:141:13:19

performance. And the last one for

round two is your Magnus Reber from

1:13:191:13:26

Norway. -- Jarl Magnus Riiber. It

was a strong performance in the jump

1:13:261:13:33

a few days ago. The same as that.

Good from him, not great, but good.

1:13:331:13:43

That is enough by a very narrow

margin to put Norway into the lead

1:13:451:13:52

ahead of Austria and Germany. There

is the gap, 1.8 points separating

1:13:521:14:00

the top two, that is exciting. Lukas

Klapfer for Austria, looking

1:14:001:14:07

exceptionally good here so far. He

was the bronze medallist on the

1:14:071:14:12

normal hill in week one of the

Olympics, he needs more of the same

1:14:121:14:15

right now. It's good. Good without

being great. It will keep Austria in

1:14:151:14:22

the hunt. 131 metres. It puts

Austria into the lead. Comfortable

1:14:221:14:29

and above France. Now, Yoshito

Watabe, the younger brother of the

1:14:291:14:39

world number one, Akito Watabe.

1:14:391:14:46

This is a vital jump for Japan, and

it is a little short.

1:14:511:15:00

it is a little short. May be an

extra few metres would have been

1:15:011:15:03

better. Japan will only be second,

and there is a bit of a gap between

1:15:031:15:11

them and the leaders, Austria, right

now.

1:15:111:15:19

now. The silver medallist on the

large

1:15:191:15:29

large hill a couple of days ago.

That could have a big impact on

1:15:291:15:36

Germany's chances. Germany are

beneath Austria. For Norway,

1:15:361:15:52

Andersen. Sixth in the world, he has

really improved this season.

1:15:521:16:04

It was reasonably good, 128.5

metres, and later further than

1:16:071:16:22

Riessle, from a less accomplished

athlete.

1:16:221:16:28

It will come down to one of the

oldest competitors here, can he keep

1:16:461:16:51

the momentum going? Yes, he can!

1:16:511:17:05

The judges are just taking a couple

of seconds. There into the lead, how

1:17:131:17:22

about that from Wilhelm Denifl?

Watabe, the best in the world this

1:17:221:17:30

season. Five World Cup victories.

And another big jump from him.

1:17:301:17:39

And another big jump from him. 137.5

metres, still a smile etched all

1:17:391:17:44

over this these. -- over his face.

14 points behind Austria. That means

1:17:441:17:55

19 seconds in practice. Each point

is worth about one second and a

1:17:551:17:59

third. Two to jump. Hugh won gold

two days ago. Rydzek, from Germany.

1:17:591:18:15

Germany needed that. He won

everything in the world, the World

1:18:161:18:24

Championship team gold, the large

hill individual gold, normal hill

1:18:241:18:26

individual gold, followed it up by

winning Olympic gold two days ago.

1:18:261:18:34

They are into second place, because

Austria have been so strong and

1:18:341:18:40

consistent, but they are well in

touch. The final jump is Norway's

1:18:401:18:45

Schmid, who has really struggled.

1:18:451:18:52

Schmid, who has really struggled. He

almost blew out the landing. A

1:18:521:18:55

better distance than he has had, but

you will note that it was not quite

1:18:551:18:59

as far as the last two jumps. 132

metres.

1:18:591:19:11

This means Japan had sneaked into

third place. It is Austria who lead.

1:19:141:19:23

After this, this is the order they

will start the relay race.

1:19:231:19:38

20 kilometres of skiing lies between

these nations for Olympic glory.

1:19:421:19:46

We're just under 15 seconds away

from getting started. 20 kilometres,

1:19:461:19:55

four athletes, five kilometres each.

First to the line takes gold.

1:19:551:20:08

We countdown to Japan, 19 seconds.

1:20:151:20:21

2.5 kilometre loop. Each athlete

will do it twice then hand over to

1:20:251:20:28

the next one in

1:20:281:20:34

the next one in the team, is Norway

get under way, the top of the

1:20:341:20:37

rankings at the minute, but

struggling a bit at the Olympics.

1:20:371:20:49

Germany are the 2014 silver

medallists, bronze in 2010.

1:20:491:21:02

But no gold since reunification for

Germany. You can see Watabe is

1:21:051:21:14

already catching up. A couple of

days ago, Denifl jumped to first

1:21:141:21:27

place, but his cross-country skiing

was 34 bit of the athletes.

1:21:271:21:36

was 34 bit of the athletes. That is

why Geiger has caught up with him so

1:21:361:21:38

quickly.

1:21:381:21:46

Germany will be full of confidence.

One, two, three, two days ago.

1:21:591:22:10

Eric Frenzel won that one, having

won a few days before. All of the

1:22:171:22:25

German team were in the top ten for

the normal Hill skiing. That was a

1:22:251:22:31

week ago. In the first Nordic

skiing, they were...

1:22:311:22:35

Geiger going in front of Denifl, but

the gap of seven seconds behind the

1:22:461:22:51

two at the front.

1:22:511:23:01

two at the front. Geiger has decided

this is the time to make the move,

1:23:011:23:08

leaving Denifl far behind. He will

get swallowed up by Norway and Japan

1:23:081:23:12

any moment.

1:23:121:23:17

any moment. Geiger applies his

accelerator to set up the remaining

1:23:171:23:22

three members of his team, all of

whom have Olympic medals here in

1:23:221:23:26

Pyeongchang.

1:23:261:23:31

Pyeongchang. Geiger on the right,

Denifl struggling in the middle.

1:23:331:23:39

This will mean everything to Schmid

of Norway. The ski jump on its own

1:23:451:23:52

was not enough, but the team event

has given him enough to be back in

1:23:521:24:01

contention. He's easily the best

skier for Norway.

1:24:011:24:09

skier for Norway. We now see Lukas

Klapfer getting ready for

1:24:131:24:20

Klapfer getting ready for Austria,

as the first group of athletes heads

1:24:211:24:23

up the incline. One last time before

they hand over.

1:24:231:24:39

Schmid is passing. Schmid will be

having information given to him from

1:24:401:24:53

his coaches to say that Geiger has

gone for it, you need to do

1:24:531:24:56

everything you can. Because this is

going to be so tough for anyone to

1:24:561:25:02

match. It is hard to overstate after

their impressive array of

1:25:021:25:09

performances here just how much of a

favourite this German team is.

1:25:091:25:19

Geiger, trained for the first

exchange. The exchange is simple,

1:25:211:25:26

getting to the exchange zone

1:25:261:25:33

getting to the exchange zone and

apply any physical contact the next

1:25:331:25:35

athlete, just little tap. And away

goes the silver medallist just two

1:25:351:25:44

days ago in the individual event.

1:25:441:25:55

Anderson is taking over for Norway.

1:25:571:26:05

Lukas Klapfer is left with trying to

restore the race for Austria. Good

1:26:091:26:12

luck to him, because Fabian Riessle

is going to try to make very short

1:26:121:26:18

work of this field.

1:26:181:26:28

Germany are building an advantage

that it is hard to see being taken

1:26:331:26:37

away from right now. The chase group

is starting to split a little as we

1:26:371:26:40

come down the hill. They will

probably bunch again as they round

1:26:401:26:45

the here pennant come back out for

the second loop.

1:26:451:26:54

the second loop. Lukas Klapfer in

front.

1:26:561:27:02

front. The gap is three quarters of

the minute. Germany are setting up

1:27:071:27:13

pace in this that their rivals

cannot live with. Austria in the ski

1:27:131:27:19

jump jumped collectively half a

kilometre through the air, for a six

1:27:191:27:23

second advantage, -- six second

advantage at the start of the race,

1:27:231:27:29

and they must be looking at that and

wondering, bearing in mind they are

1:27:291:27:33

almost one-minute back, was half a

kilometre of ski jumping really all

1:27:331:27:37

that helpful in the grand scheme?

Germany are ending the ski jump out

1:27:371:27:46

of the contest utterly irrelevant!

1:27:461:27:52

Lukas Klapfer is heading down the

utterly alone. Look at the fight up

1:27:581:28:02

the hill. They know that they can

afford to spend all the energy they

1:28:021:28:09

have left. It is Lukas Klapfer who

leads. Trying to give their

1:28:091:28:18

team-mates whatever advantage they

can. It looks already to be a battle

1:28:181:28:22

for the silver medal. Between

Austria, Norway and Japan. Fabian

1:28:221:28:30

Riessle brings his Olympic

contribution to an end with a tap on

1:28:301:28:33

the rib

1:28:331:28:38

the rib cage of Eric Frenzel. Lukas

Klapfer has opened up a little bit

1:28:401:28:51

of a gap over Norway.

1:28:511:29:01

of a gap over Norway. He saw these

to be turning on the speed. The gap

1:29:011:29:04

will be roundabout 42 or 43 now. A

fresh Eric Frenzel has just headed

1:29:041:29:12

out.

1:29:121:29:17

out. The three setting out in

pursuit of him are by no means

1:29:221:29:25

better skiers than he is. Meanwhile,

heading out again, way ahead of

1:29:251:29:32

these is Eric Frenzel. He has one

more lap to go. Seven kilometres

1:29:321:29:38

left in the whole event, and the gap

is almost a minute. Germany are

1:29:381:29:43

cruising to gold. These three are

fighting for silver.

1:29:431:29:51

fighting for silver. This will be

disappointing in Norway, they are

1:29:551:29:59

defending Olympic champions, but

only one of the 2014 gold winning

1:29:591:30:02

team is here for Norway today.

1:30:021:30:12

team is here for Norway today. We

can start to conclude that France

1:30:131:30:16

are out of the medal picture.

1:30:161:30:21

Norway look like they will give up

the title of Olympic champions.

1:30:211:30:27

Japan won a couple of gold medals in

the early 1990s, haven't been seen

1:30:271:30:31

on a podium since. At Olympic level.

It would be an achievement for them

1:30:311:30:36

to get onto the podium. Austria won

the gold in 2006 and 2010, Bernhard

1:30:361:30:47

Gruber was in the team into a

deterrent at

1:30:471:30:55

deterrent at him now, -- in 2010.

Looking at him now, they got no

1:30:551:30:58

answer to this team. Eric Frenzel,

bronze in 2010, silver in 20 14,

1:30:581:31:09

well on the way to adding his third

gold medal overall now.

1:31:091:31:17

Go Yamamoto, now, you can see Japan

starting to get left behind. I

1:31:211:31:28

mentioned that his skiing has been

suspect here.

1:31:281:31:34

suspect here. And as Gruber besides

that -- decides that he needs to

1:31:361:31:47

push on, Jarl Magnus Riiber, ranked

highly in Norway, have decided to

1:31:471:31:53

join him. Japan have fallen back.

France's time will be at least a

1:31:531:31:57

minute...

1:31:571:32:00

And there is the visual evidence,

followed by the mathematical

1:32:051:32:09

evidence that Go Yamamoto has lost

the legs to keep up. Keep up with

1:32:091:32:18

Norway and Austria. Behind them,

France, Finland, doing what they can

1:32:181:32:26

do. It will be nowhere near enough.

1:32:261:32:33

Eric Frenzel, one more time up this

climb. He'll drop into the stadium

1:32:531:33:00

well ahead of Bernhard Gruber. And

it's going to come down to Mario

1:33:001:33:09

Seidl for Austria, you can grab back

-- Joergen Graabak for Norway and

1:33:091:33:20

Akito Watabe will eventually take

over from Go Yamamoto and decide the

1:33:201:33:24

medals. Got to be careful on the

descent, the snow is very hard

1:33:241:33:28

packed and it's slippery right now.

You can see Eric Frenzel taking

1:33:281:33:32

care. Teams are about to be lapped

in the background. Here's this surge

1:33:321:33:38

up the hill again. These two neck

and neck.

1:33:381:33:44

and neck. That was Johannes Rydzek

waiting. The Norwegian and Austrians

1:33:451:33:49

get ready to head out as well. A

penultimate round of cheering. As

1:33:491:33:58

Eric Frenzel skis in, completes what

has been a fantastic Olympics to him

1:33:581:34:03

and says to a man who just became

Olympic champion two days ago, go

1:34:031:34:06

and get off the gold. You can see he

is already celebrating in the

1:34:061:34:10

background. It's just a matter of

time for Germany. Johannes Rydzek,

1:34:101:34:21

the large hill Olympic champion, is

off and into the distance. Before

1:34:211:34:27

his challengers have even made it

into the stadium. And you can see

1:34:271:34:32

Bernhard Gruber has put some

distance between Austria and Jarl

1:34:321:34:36

Magnus Riiber for Norway. Mario

Seidl, 25 years old, a world team

1:34:361:34:43

medallist for the Austrians last

year will wait to take over from

1:34:431:34:45

Bernhard Gruber. He is a reasonably

good cross cross country skier,

1:34:451:34:52

against four Norway, Joergen Graabak

who is possibly a little stronger.

1:34:521:35:03

Seidl will inherit a six second lead

over the Norwegians. Here's Graabak,

1:35:031:35:09

gets the touch and begins the

pursuit to at least get Norway a

1:35:091:35:12

silver medal. Two times they have

won the Olympic title, 98 and 2014,

1:35:121:35:19

twice the silver in 92 and 94. Last

three World Championship to have all

1:35:191:35:24

been silver medals for Norway, there

used to finishing second but this is

1:35:241:35:28

going to frustrate them particularly

the manner of it. Because Germany,

1:35:281:35:35

from the second loop from this two

and a half kilometre course with

1:35:351:35:39

Vinzenz Geiger, had just let up. --

have just not let up. He's taking

1:35:391:35:48

his time, waiting for a moment to

push ahead, Graabak. One of the best

1:35:481:35:54

skiers on the circuit. And Mario

Seidl, a good skier himself, but it

1:35:541:36:00

looks right now like Graabak is

matching him move for move and

1:36:001:36:06

waiting for a moment to press ahead.

They're going so slowly. Seidl wants

1:36:061:36:11

help, he's not getting it.

1:36:111:36:19

And all the while, Johannes Rydzek

get a scenic tour of the

1:36:191:36:30

cross-country course for one last

time at the Olympics before the

1:36:301:36:32

sheer inevitability in this lightly,

gently swirling snow, the gold medal

1:36:321:36:39

being dropped around his neck.

1:36:391:36:47

Still, Seidl up ahead. It's a minute

and a half to the front, forget

1:36:521:36:55

about that. Akito Watabe is the best

part of a minute behind, the only

1:36:551:37:02

question left here is, which of

these two is going to make it to the

1:37:021:37:06

line first? And by far the happier

looking of them is Joergen Graabak

1:37:061:37:11

on the left for Norway.

1:37:111:37:20

Johannes Rydzek cheering up what

remains of this course. The Germans

1:37:281:37:33

have already got a little carried

away with celebrating at these

1:37:331:37:36

Olympics. We were discussing earlier

during the ski jump the fact that

1:37:361:37:40

Eric Frenzel managed to take eight

to that with a champagne bottle went

1:37:401:37:43

they had a 1-2- three on Sunday. You

can only begin to imagine the bill

1:37:431:37:49

for dental work after this race is

done! Now, there goes the move. We

1:37:491:37:56

said Joergen Graabak was bounding

his time, now he decides, I'm going.

1:37:561:38:02

Giving it everything, Mario Seidl

trying to match him. I don't figure

1:38:021:38:11

it's going to happen, look at the

coach, chasing him up the hill like

1:38:111:38:15

a small Yorkshire terrier having a

bad day.

1:38:151:38:22

bad day. And I think that little

encouragement up that Hill will be

1:38:221:38:24

more than enough for Joergen Graabak

to bring home the silver medal.

1:38:241:38:31

Mario Seidl for Austria well and

truly defeated by Joergen Graabak.

1:38:311:38:37

Played it perfectly from a strategic

point of view. Speaking of things

1:38:371:38:43

being sadly defeated, all of them

are nowhere near the Germans.

1:38:431:38:51

are nowhere near the Germans. A few

more words from the Austrian coach.

1:38:531:38:55

I don't think there's much you can

say to Mario Seidl, he's not quite

1:38:551:39:00

what he needs in the tank. And here

it is Johannes Rydzek. Well, I'm not

1:39:001:39:13

sure if there very much that the

coaches need to say to him either.

1:39:131:39:17

They're still having a few words!

Keep going, Johannes

1:39:171:39:25

They're still having a few words!

Keep going, Johannes, best not to

1:39:251:39:28

breaststroke this last kilometre,

they might catch you.

1:39:281:39:37

Still giving it everything. The

world champion into individual

1:39:371:39:42

events and the team event lasted,

bringing home the Olympic gold for

1:39:421:39:46

Germany. And here, Norway well ahead

of Austria, a cruise down the hill

1:39:461:39:54

now. I think he realises his work is

done, Rydzek. This is it, the last

1:39:541:40:02

event for the Olympics for these

athletes.

1:40:021:40:08

athletes. All smiles, waiting for

their tea maker, - the stadium, with

1:40:121:40:17

no one else even insight.

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no one else even insight. -- waiting

for their team make to make it into

1:40:231:40:26

the stadium, with no one else even

in sight. There's the flag. Go and

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watch the big screen, see him bring

it home. It will take 50 metres to

1:40:331:40:38

sort the flag out and get your

gloves straight. There it is.

1:40:381:40:41

Johannes Rydzek adds another Olympic

title to the one he won just a

1:40:411:40:49

couple of days ago except this time,

it's for all of Germany. All of his

1:40:491:40:54

team-mates. Stay on your feet, Sun!

That would be a bad time to trip!

1:40:541:41:04

It's a procession for Germany, it's

their first Nordic combined team

1:41:051:41:10

Olympic gold in 30 years. A unified

German team has never done this

1:41:101:41:15

until now. They took their time

before today, but on the day, they

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could not be matched by anyone. For

Norway, it's

1:41:231:41:36

Norway, it's Joergen Graabak. He

bided his time on the final leg,

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chose his moment to pick of

Austria's Mario Seidl, and Norway,

1:41:391:41:43

the Olympic champions four years

ago, will settle for the silver they

1:41:431:41:47

picked up at world level these past

few times. Germany were just in a

1:41:471:41:52

different league.

1:41:521:41:57

different league. He keeps going all

the way, Graabak. A little knot of

1:41:571:42:03

celebration, he acknowledges the

crowd, Norway, your 2018 silver

1:42:031:42:08

medallists. That leaves Mario Seidl,

who will be in break by his Austrian

1:42:081:42:13

colleagues because their ski jump

set them up for an incredible bronze

1:42:131:42:16

medal. He may have been beaten to

the line like Graabak for silver,

1:42:161:42:21

but bronze is fantastic for Austria.

And your podium is complete. The

1:42:211:42:30

Germans already trading stories.

Everyone already have their breath

1:42:301:42:35

back, practically. You can see

Rydzek just recovering but he's got

1:42:351:42:39

more than enough for a hug and a

chat. You rarely see a final and win

1:42:391:42:45

executed to quite that level of

dominance. All the cheering and

1:42:451:42:52

smiles for Germany, the Olympic team

champions.

1:42:521:42:54

STUDIO:

1:42:541:42:58

champions.

STUDIO: Germany's sublime Johannes

1:42:581:43:00

Rydzek and pals have claimed that

up, but clean sweep of all the

1:43:001:43:05

Nordic combined events. Their 13th

gold medal of the games which

1:43:051:43:08

surpasses the best ever haul that

Germany has managed, 12 in Salt Lake

1:43:081:43:16

city in 2002 and 20 years ago in

Japan. The winning's -- women's ice

1:43:161:43:24

hockey final was always going to be

a North American showdown because

1:43:241:43:27

ever since this was introduced to

the limited programme in nano 20

1:43:271:43:31

years ago, it's been about these

teams. America won it the first time

1:43:311:43:37

in 98, and in five of the six finals

since then, it's usually Canada who

1:43:371:43:41

have had the better of it. They were

going for five titles in a row here.

1:43:411:43:45

They are skippered by the woman I

like to call Captain heartbreak,

1:43:451:43:50

Marie Philip Doolin, who broke US

hearts because she could lie to

1:43:501:43:58

Marie Philip Doolin, who broke US

hearts because she could lie --

1:43:581:43:58

equalised with a minute to go in the

last final. They have played each

1:43:581:44:04

other 22 times since that last final

in the Olympics, the American have

1:44:041:44:09

won 12, Canada ten. This latest

rematch was always going to be a

1:44:091:44:13

little bit tricky. Let's see this

one and what a final it turned out

1:44:131:44:17

to be

1:44:171:44:20

one and what a final it turned out

to be.

1:44:201:44:21

Women's hockey superpower once again

in a final, a rematch of four years

1:44:241:44:32

ago, eight years ago. Canada walked

away with victories on both of those

1:44:321:44:37

occasions and it's been four years

of hurt for the Americans. Can they

1:44:371:44:44

turn the tide of victory here in

John Chang? -- Pyeongchang? A two

1:44:441:44:51

interference call. I smile from the

coach.

1:44:511:45:00

That is fairly legitimate, tough to

argue that one. That is the third

1:45:041:45:09

penalty they have taken, and you can

only play with fire so match.

1:45:091:45:17

only play with fire so match.

At a

time it would be to score a. Under

1:45:171:45:20

one-minute remains in the first

period of the women's ice hockey

1:45:201:45:23

Olympic final.

1:45:231:45:31

Olympic final. The Americans have a

chance, and they will keep looking

1:45:311:45:36

for more. Hilary Knight is the

player in front of the net. And she

1:45:361:45:42

scores! 25 seconds remain in the

first, and it is first blood to the

1:45:421:45:51

USA! So often it has been silver for

the US, but the golden touch from

1:45:511:46:01

Hilary Knight.

You just got the

feeling this was going to happen.

1:46:011:46:08

Look at all the time and space

Sidney Morin has. Just onto the

1:46:081:46:19

backhand of Hilary Knight, who is on

top of the crease. Shannon Szabados

1:46:191:46:25

was wondering if Hilary Knight was

there, she was not.

1:46:251:46:38

It is there! Canada are back on this

as they level things up.

1:46:461:46:57

as they level things up. Just enough

of a stick on it.

1:46:571:47:04

of a stick on it. Haley Irwin around

the net. What a play from Blayre

1:47:041:47:14

Turnbull.

And look at Haley Irwin.

She pulls it out of the air. She

1:47:141:47:23

reaches out before it gets to

Rooney. She deflected past her on

1:47:231:47:27

the short side.

1:47:271:47:33

the short side. One thing is the

Americans do so well is not to give

1:47:331:47:36

the puck away. They know where they

want to put it. They are not content

1:47:361:47:40

putting it to nobody. Sometimes

Canada are happy just to get it off

1:47:401:47:46

sticks. In point.

1:47:461:47:55

sticks. In point. Another Olympic

final goal for Marie-Philip Poulin.

1:47:551:48:05

That combination of Meghan Agosta

and Marie-Philip Poulin put Canada

1:48:051:48:13

back on track for gold. No sooner

were re-praising the Americans...

1:48:131:48:22

That is a horrible turnover.

1:48:221:48:28

That is a horrible turnover. Past

Maddie Rooney. A terrific shot, love

1:48:291:48:35

the pass. Through the legs of Amanda

Cassell. -- Amanda Kessel.

1:48:351:48:53

Cassell. -- Amanda Kessel.

Come the

big moment, the Canadians seem to

1:48:531:48:55

find an extra gear. She couldn't

finish it. What a chance. Hilary

1:48:551:49:03

Knight with a backhand play.

1:49:031:49:09

Knight with a backhand play. There

is a player down injured on the ice.

1:49:101:49:17

Breanna Becker took the full force

of that. Wonderful play at one end.

1:49:191:49:32

Hilary Knight made a wonderful Pask,

and Breanna Becker was not able to

1:49:341:49:41

finish it.

What a remarkable

sequence back and forth. A huge

1:49:411:49:47

save. A beautiful backhand pass,

then Marie-Philip Poulin went right

1:49:471:49:59

through Hillary Decker. -- Breanna

Becker.

In the men's game that is a

1:49:591:50:07

hit to the head.

That is a penalty,

no doubt about it.

1:50:071:50:16

no doubt about it. L board to head.

-- that was her elbow to the head.

1:50:181:50:28

Good save by Rooney. Is that a gold

medal saving save? Monique

1:50:301:50:40

Lamoureux-Morando! She levels.

Rooney makes the stop at one end,

1:50:401:50:48

the breakaway, and who else do you

want it on the stick of? Wanny

1:50:481:50:56

glamour, Randall. Thoughts of 1998

back in focus. -- Monique

1:50:561:51:04

Lamoureux-Morando.

Look at her, head

up, so confident, and she fires the

1:51:041:51:12

puck under the glove of Shannon

Szabados. Amazing stuff, amazing

1:51:121:51:19

game. An amazing finish for her.

Canada maybe have one last chance.

1:51:191:51:32

They have run out of time. And for

the second successive Winter

1:51:321:51:40

Olympics, we going to overtime in

the women's ice hockey final. The

1:51:401:51:48

next goal will win it.

1:51:481:52:00

Canada do not have the dynamic

defender who can leap into the play.

1:52:061:52:14

What a save from Shannon Szabados.

What a save from Gigi Marvin to

1:52:141:52:20

spring the defender, Megan Keller.

The drama will continue, 80 minutes,

1:52:201:52:33

you cannot split the teams. And

Olympic gold medal match, and now it

1:52:331:52:38

is over to a shoot out.

Natalie

Spooner, the first four Canada.

1:52:381:52:46

She's looking to set the tone early.

She has British links, she has

1:52:461:53:02

family from Swinton just outside

Manchester.

She just lost control,

1:53:021:53:07

not sure what she was trying to

accomplish, Natalie Spooner.

Gigi

1:53:071:53:18

Marvin scores!

1:53:181:53:24

Marvin scores! She was just able to

hammer it through.

1:53:241:53:30

She has scored so many goals in

Olympic play. She rifles at home.

1:53:361:53:41

Canada are level.

1:53:411:53:46

Canada are level. Now, Hannah

Brandt. Her sister played for the

1:53:481:53:51

Korean team. And here she is in the

final. Saved by Shannon Szabados. We

1:53:511:54:01

are tied at two after two. It went

between the legs.

1:54:011:54:09

between the legs. Two Olympic

game-winning goals to her name. Can

1:54:111:54:14

she add another. Rooney stayed big

and tall.

A great stop.

1:54:141:54:32

and tall.

A great stop. Emily

Pfalzer. A big shot on the

1:54:321:54:38

right-hand side. Still level. She

tries to go to the right side -- the

1:54:381:54:46

backside.

1:54:461:54:56

Oh, my word! That was incredible.

Shades of 1994.

1:55:021:55:17

Shades of 1994. Daoust! An amazing

goal from Daoust! One-handed, takes

1:55:171:55:23

it one way, sells it and then gets

it past.

1:55:231:55:33

it past.

Here comes Amanda Cassell.

She waits until Shannon Szabados

1:55:341:55:48

makes the first move, then she's

over the glove.

1:55:481:55:54

over the glove.

Saved! She know she

has given the Americans the chance

1:55:541:56:01

to win gold for the next shot.

That

was a good stop.

1:56:011:56:18

That was the gold medal shot, and it

was saved explanation mark we go to

1:56:211:56:26

sudden death.

I don't even know what

to say. Hilary Knight was robbed.

1:56:261:56:38

Put back in and your gold medal

champions.

1:56:381:56:45

champions. May be taking a little

more of a break.

1:56:451:56:56

It is Joslin Lambro. -- Joslin

glamour Ruth Davidson.

1:56:581:57:10

glamour Ruth Davidson. -- Joslin

Lambro Davidson.

That is just

1:57:111:57:17

perfection right there.

1:57:171:57:23

Saved! The USA win gold for the

first time since 1998! Canada's run

1:57:311:57:37

of 24 straight wins in Olympic

hockey matches is over. They are

1:57:371:57:42

devastated.

1:57:421:57:47

devastated. The Americans are crying

the Olympic champions for the second

1:57:481:57:51

time.

1:57:511:57:56

time. The queens of ice hockey, they

win it in the most dramatic of

1:57:591:58:08

circumstances. The fight for gold

ends back in Asia, will it all

1:58:081:58:18

started. And they will celebrate the

tears of joy, and on the underside,

1:58:181:58:27

tears of disappointment. The Golden

girls of American hockey.

We just

1:58:271:58:34

took each player one at a time, and

when it came down to one, I just

1:58:341:58:42

thought, it is one more, and it was

a gold medal! Those women means a

1:58:421:58:47

much to me and I cannot believe we

did it. Thanks to everyone for the

1:58:471:58:51

support.

At shoot out over time, we

knew we were going to get it done,

1:58:511:58:58

there was no doubt in the locker

room. We have played this game a

1:58:581:59:02

thousand times in our minds over and

over for the last four years, and we

1:59:021:59:05

did not care how we got it done, as

long as we got these.

1:59:051:59:10

HAZEL IRVINE:. 20 years since they

last won the gold, and incidentally,

1:59:101:59:17

30 years -- 38 years day since the

American men won the miracle on ice,

1:59:171:59:22

do you remember that at Lake Placid

against the Soviet Union? To the

1:59:221:59:28

day. I suspect they will be

celebrating that women's gold just

1:59:281:59:31

like the miracle on ice.

1:59:311:59:33

celebrating that women's gold just

like the miracle on ice. Now, time

1:59:331:59:37

for some slalom, courtesy of Dave

Ryding.

1:59:371:59:47

Dave Ryding drives right, he is

second! Sensational! The first

1:59:481:59:59

British racer on a World Cup podium

since 1981.

1:59:592:00:13

since 1981. What are you doing

here?!

Is this a little striptease!

2:00:132:00:20

This is it!

This is it.

It is heavy!

How often do you polish it?

Not

2:00:202:00:34

Riding San Marcos linemen skiing is

so competitive. But there are races

2:00:362:00:43

who was pushing it. We have

Kristoffersen and Hirscher.

Are they

2:00:432:00:47

beatable and what can you do to

narrow the gap?

Like you see, there

2:00:472:00:50

are a step above the rest. I used to

set limits for myself, but now I

2:00:502:00:56

don't think there are limits any

more. So I believe I can catch them.

2:00:562:01:02

We can we look out, you are out

there racing against these nations.

2:01:022:01:06

But that is not where it started for

you, it started on a dry ski slope?

2:01:062:01:12

Slightly different to what these

guys started on. I guess I'm amazed

2:01:122:01:15

at where I came from. It's a

different story.

Do they know you

2:01:152:01:20

skied on hairbrushes?

They do now.

Show me where it started in Pendle.

2:01:202:01:30

So, Dave "The Rocket" Ryding, this

is where it started for you.

This is

2:01:322:01:37

where the name came from. As a kid,

I would come up here. You could say

2:01:372:01:42

it's the Alps of the UK!

But in your

day, there was not a fence, so you

2:01:422:01:49

would be racing around sheep. That

is why you are so agile. So there

2:01:492:01:53

was no family background of being a

ski racer?

No. My dad loved it. My

2:01:532:02:01

mum learned to accept that he loved

it and was very supportive.

Is it

2:02:012:02:07

true that your grandad sold skiing

stuff out of the back of his van in

2:02:072:02:10

order for you to pursue your career?

Yeah. He set up a website and

2:02:102:02:16

started selling ski racing

equipment. All part of the journey.

2:02:162:02:27

So naturally, Pendle dry ski slope

is really proud of having a

2:02:272:02:31

Kitzbuhel medallist here. How were

they wrecked when you come home with

2:02:312:02:34

an Olympic medal? -- how do you

think they will react when you come

2:02:342:02:38

home with a medal?

All they ask is,

are you capable? I have proven I am.

2:02:382:02:47

It's the same people as at

Kitzbuhel. I know it's difficult and

2:02:472:02:50

there are another 20 or 30 guys

going in for the same thing.

2:02:502:02:56

Hopefully, the weather and

conditions suit me and I can be in

2:02:562:03:00

for one.

What kind of conditions in

Korea would suit you?

For some

2:03:002:03:05

reason, I used to be rubbish on the

ice. I have trained so much to be

2:03:052:03:08

better that now ice is my thing

2:03:082:03:10

ice. I have trained so much to be

better that now ice is my thing. So

2:03:102:03:10

a good day, firms know -- firma snow

should be my thing.

How will you

2:03:102:03:22

handle the pressure on the day when

you wake up?

I have been to two

2:03:222:03:27

Olympics already, so I know what is

about. I know what everything will

2:03:272:03:31

be like. The setup will be similar.

If I ski the best I have ever skied

2:03:312:03:35

and don't come away with a medal,

that is all I can do. I will give it

2:03:352:03:40

everything I have. If I can do it

for British skiing, it will be

2:03:402:03:43

awesome.

We are joined by British

Olympic ski racer Ed Drake once

2:03:432:03:49

again. A colleague of yours, Dave

"The Rocket" Ryding, fantastic

2:03:492:03:54

pictures from Pendle artificial ski

slope. It shows you what is possible

2:03:542:03:58

from humble beginnings.

Certainly

does. Having not trained on snow

2:03:582:04:04

before he was 12 years old, to be

down competing and one of the best

2:04:042:04:07

in the world is astonishing.

And it

all changed for him with that second

2:04:072:04:11

place in Kitzbuhel. You have the

downhill on the Saturday, and than

2:04:112:04:20

40,000 hungover people come back on

the Sunday morning to watch the

2:04:202:04:22

slalom. And he performs and gets the

best result for a British racer in

2:04:222:04:27

35 years.

It was amazing. I was

lucky enough to be there. The first

2:04:272:04:35

one was so unexpected. Took the lead

by a considerable margin. He was

2:04:352:04:39

leading Hirscher by nine tenths. And

then to hold his nerve in the second

2:04:392:04:46

run, having everybody talking about

it and hundreds of messages coming

2:04:462:04:49

in, to do that still brings goose

bumps watching it back.

He goes on

2:04:492:04:54

to this Olympic men's slalom with

chances, but it is Marcel Hirscher

2:04:542:04:58

who is the golden boy of Austrian

skiing right now and after the two

2:04:582:05:02

gold medals, he is trying to do what

the last guy to do it, Jean-Claude

2:05:022:05:09

Killy, 50 years ago, and win a

third. That is huge pressure despite

2:05:092:05:13

the fact that he has already

achieved big time in these games.

2:05:132:05:17

Massive pressure, but he thrives on

it. He has been the pinnacle of

2:05:172:05:22

technical ski racing for a few years

now and he seems to live on the edge

2:05:222:05:26

of that pressure. I don't think he

will worry much.

So we have two runs

2:05:262:05:32

through a maze of twisting and

turning gates, about 64 gates. It is

2:05:322:05:38

all described for us. What a race

this will be - by Matt Chilton.

2:05:382:05:43

First run of the men's slalom, the

last individual event of the games

2:05:482:05:52

for 2018. The Olympic men's slalom

in Pyeongchang is under way. The

2:05:522:05:59

Italian veteran, 35 years old,

starting number two. Didn't have any

2:05:592:06:10

luck in the giant slalom. His sister

was the leader after the first run

2:06:102:06:16

of the women's giant slalom, but

failed to convert that. He's had a

2:06:162:06:19

good start here, though.

2:06:192:06:30

good start here, though. Just after

the intermediate, there was a

2:06:302:06:33

mistake from Moelgg. I'm not sure if

he was still be in front. A couple

2:06:332:06:38

of skids sideways and he has lost a

bit of that advantage. Now onto the

2:06:382:06:43

flats. He will come onto this last

role and then focus on the finishing

2:06:432:06:51

line. Has he done enough to lead?

Yes. Good first leg from the

2:06:512:06:56

Italian. Plenty of aggression from

start to finish for the 35-year-old,

2:06:562:07:06

in really good shape. This is his

best chance of getting his first

2:07:062:07:14

Olympic medal Henrik Kristoffersen,

the 23-year-old Norwegian. What can

2:07:172:07:22

he produce here? He had a good giant

slalom. Got in the medals and he has

2:07:222:07:30

started positively here.

2:07:302:07:36

started positively here. That is

really direct, deflecting these

2:07:412:07:46

spring-loaded gates with the poll

handles and Sinn protectors. He is

2:07:462:07:52

really moving up through the gears.

He is flying through the final few

2:07:522:07:57

turns.

2:07:572:08:02

turns. Kristoffersen will lead the

first run. That is a healthy lead as

2:08:022:08:08

well. He shows his true colours. He

got excellent acceleration and

2:08:082:08:16

Kristoffersen has skied into first.

Marcel Hirscher next. The double

2:08:162:08:24

gold medallist from these Olympic

winter games. Now he begins his

2:08:242:08:29

quest for a third. Champion in the

combined. The gold medal winner in

2:08:292:08:33

the giant slalom, on his way in the

slalom.

2:08:332:08:42

slalom. He is just about matching

Kristoffersen and then he makes a

2:08:432:08:46

mistake, but didn't seem to lose and

much speed.

2:08:462:08:52

much speed. Wonderful ability to

recover, but not today. Hirscher

2:08:542:08:56

will not win a third gold. It's over

for Marcel Hirscher. That is a huge

2:08:562:09:00

surprise.

2:09:002:09:05

surprise. Hirscher goes out. Upper

body twisted. Fighting, but gravity

2:09:082:09:12

took control. Hirscher's slalom is

over. Austrian heads have dropped.

2:09:122:09:26

Next to ski, one of the tallest and

oldest men in the competition, Andre

2:09:262:09:32

Myra. Can he produce something a bit

tasty in the early stages -- Andre

2:09:322:09:39

Myhrer. Nice start. The soft snow

overnight means the course is

2:09:392:09:45

cutting up quite quickly.

2:09:452:09:54

cutting up quite quickly. Wonderful

shots that you are seeing in

2:09:542:09:57

glorious high-definition, with blue

sky, fresh snow on the track, barely

2:09:572:10:00

a breath of wind. It's just about

perfect and Myhrer is flying on the

2:10:002:10:08

flats.

2:10:082:10:13

flats. He has gone into second. That

was a brilliant finish.

2:10:142:10:21

was a brilliant finish. One

Norwegian leads. Another is ready to

2:10:232:10:25

go. Sebastian Foss-Solevaag,

2:10:252:10:36

go. Sebastian Foss-Solevaag, eighth

in the slalom stand.

2:10:372:10:45

in the slalom stand. There was a

head-to-head race in Stockholm. We

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will follow him from the cable cam

above. Then he gets slightly jammed

2:10:562:11:04

sideways.

2:11:042:11:10

sideways. The way things stand, he

is doing well enough to ski into

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third position, provisionally. If he

does so, he will have a shot at a

2:11:152:11:18

medal going into the second leg.

2:11:182:11:24

Marco Schwarz is the next to ski. He

comes from the home result of the

2:11:382:11:49

great fans clamour.

2:11:492:11:53

There's just a slight element of

caution in this first run from Marco

2:11:532:11:59

Schwarz. I don't know if that is

team orders or just Schwarz wanting

2:11:592:12:03

to make doubly sure of finding his

way to the finish. Just a bit of

2:12:032:12:07

breeze picking up.

2:12:072:12:17

47.72 is the fastest time of the

day. It is not going to be beaten by

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Schwarz.

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Kristoffersen leads the way for

Norway.

2:12:392:12:50

Pinturault is 26 years old, silver

medallist from the Alpine combined.

2:12:532:13:02

He also got a medal in the men's

giant slalom.

2:13:022:13:14

Now he has found his feet on the

flat. It starts to enjoy this first

2:13:142:13:19

run. It's really inviting towards

the finish. Has he clawed back any

2:13:192:13:24

of the lost time?

2:13:242:13:31

of the lost time? Down towards the

finishing line with a bit of light

2:13:312:13:33

snow getting blown around in the

breeze. It's a fast finish from

2:13:332:13:38

Pinturault, good enough for fifth.

The French team are happy with that.

2:13:382:13:42

Good skiing from Alexis Pinturault.

Those watching at the top, including

2:13:422:13:49

Dave Ryding, we'll get some

encouragement from that result.

2:13:492:14:02

encouragement from that result. The

next man to ski is Dave Ryding from

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Great Britain, Ryding the runner-up

in the Kitzbuhel slalom last season.

2:14:042:14:09

Became the first man in more than 30

years to stand on a World Cup

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podium. He's had really good

training in the lead up to today's

2:14:122:14:15

race here in Yongpyong. He has made

a really good start here. It is

2:14:152:14:24

smooth and accurate for the man who

learned to ski on the dry slopes at

2:14:242:14:31

Pendle in Lancashire. Really relaxed

style, beautiful slalom racing from

2:14:312:14:35

the man they call the rocket.

2:14:352:14:41

the man they call the rocket. Onto

the flat. And he starts to attack.

2:14:412:14:44

He has got to relax and go for it.

It is a fine finish for Dave Ryding.

2:14:442:14:50

The key is how close he can go to

Henrik Kristoffersen's lead. He is

2:14:502:14:58

in the top ten.

2:14:582:15:04

Dave Ryding has a chance to strike

for a medal in the second run.

2:15:042:15:08

Clean, accurate, would have hoped to

have been slightly quicker.

2:15:082:15:17

have been slightly quicker. Ramon

Zenhaeusern next to ski, the tallest

2:15:172:15:19

man in the field. Let's see what he

can produce a following his World

2:15:192:15:25

Cup win out of nowhere in stock. The

head to head city centre event which

2:15:252:15:30

took place on the 30th of January,

the final World Cup race before the

2:15:302:15:35

Olympic Games and Ramon Zenhaeusern

was the winner, defeating Andree

2:15:352:15:42

Myhrer into second position. He is

watching at the bottom as this tall

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rangy figure from Switzerland grinds

his way through the first 30 turns.

2:15:472:15:53

A total of 66 terms set out by the

Austrian coach here today. The

2:15:532:15:58

Austrians not in great shape though.

Their best in six. Marcel Hirscher

2:15:582:16:07

failed to finish. They also have a

skier in 11th. 47.72 unlikely to be

2:16:072:16:13

bettered now. But then Howson has

gone into the top ten. A good run

2:16:132:16:20

and he has justified his Olympic

selection. These are the scenes at

2:16:202:16:26

the top of the course as the later

starters make their preparations.

2:16:262:16:37

Muffat-Jeandet has got a good number

because they prepare the course

2:16:382:16:42

again after the first 15 skiers. So

it is a fresher start for him.

2:16:422:16:51

Two tenths of the place for Victor

Muffat-Jeandet. He is making the

2:16:542:17:02

best of the fresh track underfoot.

Already a medallist taking bronze in

2:17:022:17:08

the Alpine combined last week. No

real errors so far for Victor

2:17:082:17:14

Muffat-Jeandet, one of two skiers

representing valgus there in this

2:17:142:17:17

run. Now, Victor Muffat-Jeandet

could well ski into the top ten and

2:17:172:17:27

push Dave Ryding down a place here.

A brilliant run. He has gone third.

2:17:272:17:34

Oh my word. Such is the benefit of

starting at number 16. And

2:17:342:17:41

Muffat-Jeandet starting with real

confidence here after his medal in

2:17:412:17:45

the Alpine combined. He could be

pushing for a second medal in the

2:17:452:17:49

men's individual Sarwan. So, --

individual slalom. So, Clement Noel

2:17:492:17:59

well, also comes from barbers that

which is where he learned to ski. --

2:17:592:18:05

also comes from bowel desire.

Clement Noel well isn't having quite

2:18:052:18:15

as much luck as we saw from Victor

Muffat-Jeandet, but finds being from

2:18:152:18:25

Noel. He has had some fine skiing in

the build-up to the Winter Olympics

2:18:252:18:32

and he could comfortably go into the

top ten here. Maybe even better than

2:18:322:18:35

that if he finishes. The young man

from France has had the run of his

2:18:352:18:41

life and he went to be far away from

Kristofferson. Here seven. That is

2:18:412:18:45

brilliant for Clement Noel. Clement

Noel is in the hunt for the medals

2:18:452:18:53

in the second run. So after the

first run, Henrik Kristoffersen

2:18:532:18:56

leads the way.

2:18:562:19:03

leads the way. Look down there,

plenty of French flags on that first

2:19:032:19:07

page, with the Union flag alongside

the name of Dave Ryding he was 12

2:19:072:19:10

after the first run in their second

leg, the top 30 will go in reverse

2:19:102:19:17

order. This is Laurie Taylor for

Great Britain, a tenth of a second

2:19:172:19:22

quicker than Carl Agar of Croatia.

He is on his way, Taylor. Breaking

2:19:222:19:28

new ground here. He got away with

that. 27th position after the first

2:19:282:19:36

run here and now he trailed by just

over half a second. Two British

2:19:362:19:41

skiers in the second run. What a

breakthrough for British Alpine

2:19:412:19:46

skiing here this afternoon in the

Olympic slalom at young peon. Laurie

2:19:462:19:50

Taylor starting to find his feet

now. He has settled in after a nervy

2:19:502:19:55

first U-turns and the damage

continues to rack up. He is nine

2:19:552:20:00

tenths of a second off the pace. But

whatever happens, he will be on

2:20:002:20:05

track for a personal best now.

Laurie Taylor from Great Britain

2:20:052:20:11

pushing hard. How close can he go?

He is third for the moment. Lots of

2:20:112:20:18

British support here for the young

man who lives in Basingstoke and

2:20:182:20:21

trains with the British ski Academy

in Italy. And there is still the

2:20:212:20:29

British number one Dave the Rocket

riding to come.

2:20:292:20:37

riding to come. From Great Britain

and Northern Ireland, Dave the

2:20:382:20:41

Rocket Ryding, his lead after the

first run is a team and its it was

2:20:412:20:50

an ever so slightly cautious first

leg from the man who learnt to ply

2:20:502:20:55

his trade on the upturned

toothbrushes of the Pendil dry track

2:20:552:20:58

in North Lancashire. His lead

remains. Here is the next split.

2:20:582:21:11

112.564 Dave Ryding. That gives them

an advantage .0 eight. Now he moves

2:21:112:21:17

into his favourite part of the

course. The Rocket starts to get

2:21:172:21:21

acceleration on the flat. This is

where he's at his very best and he

2:21:212:21:25

is opening up a significant lead

over the Norwegian. Dave Ryding is

2:21:252:21:30

guiding for Gold medal position in

the Olympic slalom. It is for the

2:21:302:21:34

moment. 15 hundredths. Ryding leads

the Olympic slalom.

2:21:342:21:45

the Olympic slalom. Michael Matt

next ago. His older brother Mario

2:21:452:21:49

was the Olympic champion four years

ago. It never happened that brothers

2:21:492:21:54

have one Olympic gold medals in

successive games. Sisters have done

2:21:542:22:01

it. 1964, a gold in the Olympic

slalom in Innsbruck for France and

2:22:012:22:10

then four years later, her sister

won in Grenoble.

2:22:102:22:17

won in Grenoble. He really step back

and started to unravel very

2:22:172:22:21

slightly, happy skis sideways. Just

prior to that, his advantage over

2:22:212:22:26

Dave Ryding what others that kid.

Now it's one quarter of a second.

2:22:262:22:30

Michael Matt racing through the

final few turns, putting pressure on

2:22:302:22:35

Dave the Rocket Ryding's lead here.

Hazmat dumb enough to go into gold

2:22:352:22:39

for Austria? -- has Matt done enough

to go into gold for Austria? He has.

2:22:392:22:47

Ryding will leave the gold-medal

enclosure. Ramon Zenhaeusern, the

2:22:472:22:54

tallest man in the race, 25 years

old. He was the winner of the s .com

2:22:542:23:00

Parallel Slalom just prior to the

Olympic Games when he took on

2:23:002:23:03

another big man, Andre Myhrer in the

final.

2:23:032:23:14

final. His lead remains almost fully

intact. Ramon Zenhaeusern isn't

2:23:142:23:18

built like a typical slalom skier

but he's got incredible skills from

2:23:182:23:23

edge to edge, so fast, and his

ability to recover is incredible.

2:23:232:23:27

He's putting in some fine turn sale.

He's in the red zone for the first

2:23:272:23:32

time. 600th of a second. Back to

green for Ramon Zenhaeusern. He's

2:23:322:23:37

giving the Austrian real scare here,

Michael Matt, and this is a lovely

2:23:372:23:43

finish able Ramon Zenhaeusern. He's

skiing into spot. A new leader here.

2:23:432:23:51

-- into top spot. Ramon Zenhaeusern

of Switzerland into first.

2:23:512:23:56

Switzerland have not won the Olympic

men's slalom since 1948. A little

2:23:562:24:05

bit of light snow being blown away

by the breeze but they have called

2:24:052:24:10

Aleksei pinta row forward and he is

on his way.

2:24:102:24:17

on his way. He has a French father,

Norwegian mother, speaks both

2:24:202:24:23

languages fluently and excellent

English. A tenth of a second off the

2:24:232:24:29

pace at the first intermediate.

2:24:292:24:35

Pintaurault will have to do is push

it to try to trouble the lead here.

2:24:402:24:46

He is in a sheltered spot here but

the time is getting away from him.

2:24:462:24:52

The top three separated by .3 seven.

Can Pinturault get in amongst the

2:24:522:24:56

medals? 1:39.33 is the target. He

has missed that. He is outside of

2:24:562:25:03

the medals and down in fourth. No

change at the top. Ramon Zenhaeusern

2:25:032:25:09

stays in gold. Michael Matt remains

in silver medal position.

2:25:092:25:18

in silver medal position. Next up,

the Norwegian Sebastien

2:25:182:25:19

Foss-Solevaag.

2:25:192:25:24

Foss-Solevaag. Foss-Solevaag on his

way. The first three or four terms

2:25:262:25:28

executed nicely, then a little skid

sideways. That wasn't the tidiest

2:25:282:25:36

slalom skiing we've seen so far and

as a result, his lead has

2:25:362:25:40

disintegrated. It is falling away

and he's dead level, or at least he

2:25:402:25:47

was, at that intermediate. Next on,

he's back in front but only just.

2:25:472:25:51

Six hundredths of a second. Now

then, can he finish and let them

2:25:512:26:01

run? It's been just slightly

conservative at the top of the

2:26:012:26:04

course but he's finding his form now

and Sebastien Gros Rolvag -- and

2:26:042:26:11

Sebastien Foss-Solevaag goes

airborne. What a recovery but I

2:26:112:26:17

think that's probably cost him the

lead. It has. Ramon Zenhaeusern

2:26:172:26:23

watch that must have breathed a huge

of relief as he saw Sebastien

2:26:232:26:28

Foss-Solevaag take-off and move out

of the medal contention. The veteran

2:26:282:26:40

Italian Moelgg is getting ready to

race. If he wins this race today, he

2:26:492:26:54

will be the oldest man ever to win

an Olympic discipline. That was

2:26:542:27:02

taken in the men's downhill last

week and Moelgg is holding it

2:27:022:27:06

together. Lay there, but he's got

incredible powers of recovery, even

2:27:062:27:10

at the age of 35. Pretty much where

he started and screaming through

2:27:102:27:17

some of these terms. A big run to

negotiate. He needs all his strength

2:27:172:27:22

to grind the skis around and keep

them calm. It's been green all the

2:27:222:27:25

way, now it's red. The mistake has

caught up with Manfred Moelgg.

2:27:252:27:31

Remember, his sister was the leader

after the first run of the giant

2:27:312:27:34

slalom and failed to convert it into

medal. I fear it may be the same

2:27:342:27:42

story for Moelgg who is down in

Tampa. It's been a disappointing

2:27:422:27:45

Olympic Games for the Moelgg

siblings and Moelgg will leave the

2:27:452:27:50

Olympic slalom empty-handed.

Muffat-Jeandet is ready. The bronze

2:27:502:28:01

medallist in the Alpine combined. It

had an outstanding Olympic Games.

2:28:012:28:06

His advantage over Ramon Zenhaeusern

is .3 two. Can he can bet that now

2:28:062:28:11

into leadership of these Olympic

slalom -- of this Olympic slalom?

2:28:112:28:19

The breeze at factor, as it has been

for everybody. Victor's lead has

2:28:192:28:23

been cut in half. He can't afford

any mistakes now and when he has

2:28:232:28:28

cleared the steep, he is going to

have to open the throttle and push

2:28:282:28:33

and drive through the final few

terms if he's to overturn Ramon

2:28:332:28:37

Zenhaeusern's lead. Zhang Hao is and

has been omnipresent in that leaders

2:28:372:28:41

enclosure. Nobody can move him.

Victor Muffat-Jeandet is their next

2:28:412:28:46

to try but he trails by six

hundredths of a second. Now he is

2:28:462:28:50

letting the run. Is this quick

enough? Can he beat bedtime? Not

2:28:502:28:56

quite. He is fifth. No medals. And

there will be a medal for Ramon

2:28:562:29:03

Zenhaeusern. He has guaranteed the

bronze at worst and the Swiss are

2:29:032:29:07

celebrating that.

2:29:072:29:12

celebrating that. No luck Bob Victor

Muffat-Jeandet.

2:29:122:29:18

Muffat-Jeandet. -- for Victor

Muffat-Jeandet. Now it is down to

2:29:182:29:21

Andre Myhrer and Henrik

Kristoffersen to sort things out.

2:29:212:29:27

Myhrer's lead over Ramon Zenhaeusern

is quite significant. Andre Myhrer

2:29:272:29:32

is the second tallest man in the

race, after Ramon Zenhaeusern, and

2:29:322:29:36

the run up after the first run.

Adding to his lead. That is

2:29:362:29:40

beautiful slalom skiing from Andrew

Myhrer. He is so experienced. Loves

2:29:402:29:45

the pressure of competition. There

is the first mistake. That might not

2:29:452:29:48

catch up with him until the next

intermediate. One or two wide terms.

2:29:482:29:53

His advantage, three quarters of a

second last time the Olympic clock

2:29:532:29:57

stopped. Next it will stop at around

a

2:29:572:30:05

a -- one or two wide terms. His

advantage, three quarters of the

2:30:092:30:11

second last time the Olympic clock

stopped. Next it will stop at around

2:30:112:30:14

125 -- 1.2 five. It is reduced to

one third of the second. The mistake

2:30:142:30:17

at the top catches up with Andre

Myhrer's turn as he starts to

2:30:172:30:19

accelerate through the final few

terms. Can he be first ahead of

2:30:192:30:22

Ramon Zenhaeusern? He can. Gold

medal position for Andre Myhrer. He

2:30:222:30:24

can finish in no worse than silver.

And the Swedes are celebrating.

2:30:242:30:28

Henrik Kristoffersen, staring out of

the start gate, visualising what

2:30:282:30:34

lies ahead, that pattern of control

gates he has memorised time and time

2:30:342:30:39

again. Bronze medallist four years

ago in Sochi. His advantage over

2:30:392:30:45

Andre Myhrer is two tenths of a

second. Fast start for Henrik

2:30:452:30:51

Kristoffersen, one of the smaller,

lighter men, oh, he is down, he has

2:30:512:30:56

struggled, it is over for

Kristoffersen! Andre Myhrer is the

2:30:562:31:02

Olympic slalom champion. Ramon

Zenhaeusern has got the silver and

2:31:022:31:06

Michael Matt, his brother won gold

four years ago, celebrates his

2:31:062:31:10

bronze. Myhrer, his the Olympic

slalom champion. The first Swedish

2:31:102:31:17

winner of this title since the great

Ingemar 's Denmark in Lake Placid in

2:31:172:31:23

1980. Marcel Hirscher finished --

failed to finish the first run,

2:31:232:31:31

Henrik Kristoffersen failed to

finish the second run. It is the

2:31:312:31:36

third ranked slalom skier of the

season who has skied to solid runs

2:31:362:31:40

to claim the Olympic gold for 2018

with Ramon Zenhaeusern there to

2:31:402:31:45

congratulate him in silver and it is

Michael Matt who takes the bronze,

2:31:452:31:48

with Dave Ryding of Great Britain

and Northern Ireland finishing in

2:31:482:31:52

ninth and Laurie Taylor in 26.

2:31:522:31:58

Dave, top ten?

I'm not complaining.

Solid day. I wish I could have had

2:31:582:32:04

that little bit of extra skiing that

I know is in me, but I gave it what

2:32:042:32:08

I had an ninth was what I did today.

Was your aim to have a solid

2:32:082:32:12

performance? Did you feel like you

could let it go enough?

I thought

2:32:122:32:17

the second run suited me. I just

made a couple of mistakes that cost

2:32:172:32:21

me the flow of the course. I could

have had a bit more in me, but that

2:32:212:32:26

the same time, it is the Olympics

and everyone is feeling the same

2:32:262:32:30

thing. So ninth place is

respectable.

Were you surprised that

2:32:302:32:35

Kristoffersen couldn't handle that

second run?

Yeah, I think that is

2:32:352:32:39

the first time he has been leading

after the first round and not won.

2:32:392:32:42

So it shows what the Olympics does

and it shows that it's not easy.

2:32:422:32:47

Ninth place for the Rocket and

congratulations, because that is the

2:32:512:32:54

best result in Alpine skiing since

Martin Bell's eighth in downhill in

2:32:542:32:59

1988. Plenty to be happy about from

his perspective.

Nothing to be

2:32:592:33:05

sniffed at with a top ten. He skied

solidly. If you had given him a top

2:33:052:33:11

ten in the games before, he would

have taken it with both hands. He

2:33:112:33:15

will be a little disappointed that

he had more to give and he didn't

2:33:152:33:19

get that out of himself today. But

top ten is brilliant.

How well do

2:33:192:33:24

you think he skied and how much was

left behind, from his perspective?

I

2:33:242:33:29

think he skied at about 98%. There

was a tiny bit more he could have

2:33:292:33:36

given, but he had his stability

brain on, wanting to make sure he

2:33:362:33:40

stayed solid. The guys who took the

medals are 100% attack all the time.

2:33:402:33:48

It was very different in the

shakedown, but it was old man

2:33:482:33:55

Myhrer, at 35 years old, a real

surprise winner.

It was. He hasn't

2:33:552:34:01

had the best season by his standards

during classic World Cup slalom.

2:34:012:34:09

during classic World Cup slalom. You

can see here that he is solid and

2:34:122:34:15

stable, but he still took some risks

and it paid off.

Four years on from

2:34:152:34:22

having been second place going into

the second run in Sochi, where he

2:34:222:34:26

had an injured knee, this will be a

popular victory. He is a popular

2:34:262:34:34

guy.

He is, and his experience was

something he played on a lot today.

2:34:342:34:38

He is well respected across the

World Cup field and will be a

2:34:382:34:42

popular winner.

Henrik

Kristoffersen, eight second places

2:34:422:34:49

this season, but I don't think he

would have been second to Andre

2:34:492:34:52

Myhrer. He would have thought

Hirscher.

But he would have taken

2:34:522:34:57

those second places after

uncharacteristic error from him.

2:34:572:35:02

Just out of the start gate, he

didn't look like he was settled in,

2:35:022:35:05

made a small mistake at the hairpin

and gets into the back seat a bit.

2:35:052:35:13

30th on the second run. Just a

little bit late, takes a risk to cut

2:35:132:35:21

the corner and that is his Olympic

Games finished.

It just shows you

2:35:212:35:26

there are no certainties,

particularly in slalom racing. Both

2:35:262:35:30

Kristoffersen and Hirscher have

dominated men's slalom skiing this

2:35:302:35:33

season. When was the last time

Hirscher made a mistake in a men's

2:35:332:35:38

slalom race?

The last time he didn't

finish a World Cup slalom was in

2:35:382:35:42

February of 2016. So this is a huge

upset. Those two are head and

2:35:422:35:47

shoulders above the rest in terms of

World Cup slalom racing. And to see

2:35:472:35:51

him not even in the finish area is

not something you would have put

2:35:512:35:56

money on at the bookies.

We had

Taylor for great Briton who has

2:35:562:36:02

learned from Dave Ryding. Dave

Ryding's hero was Alain Baxter who

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got third place in 2002, only to

have his medal taken away from him,

2:36:052:36:09

but he remains a hero for Dave

Ryding.

He certainly does. Alain is

2:36:092:36:16

Dave's biggest hero. And to have

somebody like Alain, who was a

2:36:162:36:21

consummate professional way through

his career, Dave has learned from

2:36:212:36:24

that.

It is worth reminding

everybody that the Court of

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Arbitration for Sport overturned a

competitive ban on Alain. It said

2:36:302:36:33

the panel is not without sympathy

for Mr Baxter, who appears to be

2:36:332:36:37

sincere and did not try to obtain a

competitive advantage in that race.

2:36:372:36:41

Sadly, Alain was not allowed to keep

his medal. Now, the best laid plans

2:36:412:36:46

of ski legends in waiting, to

paraphrase Robert Burns, go to

2:36:462:36:53

waste. That has been the case for

Mikaela Shiffrin, because her

2:36:532:36:56

assault on four gold medals has been

blown to the four winds. She has a

2:36:562:37:01

weather delays, postponements,

illness and she even saw her other

2:37:012:37:04

half sent home by the French team.

She did not compete in the Super-G,

2:37:042:37:09

nor the downhill. She is saving it

all up for the Alpine combined. One

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of downhill, one run of slalom to

sort them all out. Back.

2:37:142:37:17

The 2018 Olympic women's combined is

under way.

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under way. Short run of downhill,

single one of slalom in the course

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of a single day. It used to be two

runs of slalom, but this format was

2:37:332:37:39

introduced in 2010.

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introduced in 2010. From here on in,

it is pretty much what they raced

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yesterday. Michelle Gisin had a good

downhill in the individual downhill

2:37:482:37:55

race yesterday. She was in the top

ten. That race was won by Sofia

2:37:552:38:01

Goggia. The bronze medallist

yesterday in the downhill is here

2:38:012:38:06

today in the Alpine combined. We

thought she might have had enough

2:38:062:38:13

after her emotional day yesterday,

but she is on the start list and we

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expect to see her taking her place

with bib number 13 today.

2:38:162:38:24

with bib number 13 today. Just

coming into the blue Dragon Valley.

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92 kilometres per hour.

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92 kilometres per hour. She stands

on the left ski. Her sister was the

2:38:422:38:46

Olympic downhill champion four years

ago. Michelle got the silver medal

2:38:462:38:51

in the World Championship combined

this time last year. She is a good

2:38:512:38:59

all-rounder. She needs to start

things well with a decent downhill

2:38:592:39:03

run. And that is what she will get.

2:39:032:39:14

Mowinckel was the silver medallist

last week in the giant slalom and

2:39:232:39:26

edge popped up again to take the

silver medal in yesterday's downhill

2:39:262:39:30

behind Sofia Goggia. Dog ear is

taking her chance in the combined,

2:39:302:39:36

looking for another medal -- Googia.

2:39:362:39:46

Lovely flight from Mowinckel, 30

metres.

2:39:582:40:04

metres. She is the first turn on the

green light and skied quicker than

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Michelle Gisin. She has the

capabilities following yesterday's

2:40:082:40:18

silver medal winning run to head to

the slalom with a chance of maybe

2:40:182:40:21

skiing for medal number three.

2:40:212:40:27

All she has to do is stay on her

feet and surely she will do enough

2:40:362:40:40

to lead the way.

2:40:402:40:46

to lead the way. Dizzying drops to

second place. -- Gisin.

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This is the experience Slovenian, 29

years old.

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years old. A student formally at the

university of Libby Anna in

2:41:182:41:24

Slovenia, Capitol. She has been

skiing since she was four years old.

2:41:242:41:31

Good run so far from Ferk.

2:41:472:41:52

Slightly off-line, but the speed

remained intact.

2:42:022:42:09

remained intact. That will be good

enough for a provisional third

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position if she keeps it keen on the

final stretch.

2:42:122:42:19

final stretch. Ferk is third. She is

a reasonably accomplished slalom

2:42:242:42:34

skier, so she will have a chance of

going for a medal in the final one.

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Shiffrin is getting ready to go.

Ricarda Haaser for Austria. The

2:42:412:42:50

Austrians have not had a good day so

far.

2:42:502:42:57

far. But Ricarda Haaser was ninth in

the world combined championships

2:42:572:43:00

last year.

2:43:002:43:10

Haaser is not a bad slalom skier. It

is not something she races

2:43:142:43:20

regularly, but of course, all these

skiers grew up skiing slalom as

2:43:202:43:24

juniors. It was only later that they

progressed to downhill and Super-G.

2:43:242:43:28

The speed is immense there from

Ricarda Haaser.

2:43:282:43:41

Ricarda Haaser. An old school

freestyle twister there, adding a

2:43:412:43:46

bit of style.

2:43:462:43:52

She is still potentially on her way

to a top five finish and a chance to

2:44:012:44:05

move it up heading into stage two.

Ricarda Haaser is fourth. Good

2:44:052:44:14

skiing from the Austrian. Now

Lindsey Vonn. Bronze medallist

2:44:142:44:21

yesterday in the downhill. Decided

that she fancied one more Olympic

2:44:212:44:27

race. It could be her last other

Olympic outing. She will be 37 years

2:44:272:44:34

old, come Beijing in 2022. If she

stays fit, who knows? She might

2:44:342:44:41

fancy more Olympic progress. She was

saying at the end of her race the

2:44:412:44:44

last time she was on the mountain in

yesterday's downhill that she wanted

2:44:442:44:49

to race forever, but she knew it

wasn't possible. She will certainly

2:44:492:44:52

be back for one more World Cup

season if she stays fit and healthy,

2:44:522:44:56

because she wants to chase the

Ingemar Stenmark record of 86 World

2:44:562:45:01

Cup wins. Lindsey Vonn is currently

on 81 and flying here.

2:45:012:45:12

on 81 and flying here. Rolls the

shoulders through that jump. She has

2:45:122:45:15

been a World Cup winner one time in

slalom in her career, way back. 2009

2:45:152:45:22

or thereabouts. She has competed in

combined this season. There was a

2:45:222:45:29

race prior to the Olympic winter

games, and she finished fourth in

2:45:292:45:32

that. She needs a good margin in her

favour post downhill to push for a

2:45:322:45:39

chance to ski for a gold medal after

slalom today. She leads the way by

2:45:392:45:45

three quarters of a second. There is

her sister. Vonn has shown the way

2:45:452:45:52

in the downhill.

2:45:522:45:58

in the downhill. She has pushed

Mowinckel into second and Myhrer

2:45:592:46:02

into third. She is heading nicely

into the slalom stage of today's

2:46:022:46:05

Alpine combined.

2:46:052:46:10

Alpine combined. Number 15 for

Ramona Siebenhofer.

2:46:142:46:23

the Labour Sofia Goggia was down to

go at 16 but she didn't make it to

2:46:372:46:41

the top either so we have moved

along to number 15, who finished

2:46:412:46:47

12th in yesterday's full downhill.

Now they have had the bar raised for

2:46:472:46:56

the following that run from Lindsay

Vonn.

2:46:562:47:04

She is skiing at the moment

potentially for a top five finish.

2:47:282:47:32

Not a great slalom skier so she

needs a good run here. Easy does it

2:47:322:47:37

off the final jump here and into

fourth.

2:47:372:47:43

Next ago, Valerie Grenier. -- next

to go, Valerie Grenier. Grenier just

2:47:472:47:57

about making that last red control

gates at the bottom of the dragon

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Bridge.

2:48:022:48:05

21 years old, Valerie Grenier. From

the east Coast of Canada.

2:48:222:48:35

Pretty solid skiing so far and she

is just over a second off the pace

2:48:472:48:51

of Lindsey Vonn. Now it has grown to

1.87 but that is still sufficient to

2:48:512:48:58

force her way into the top ten.

There's a big spread of times. First

2:48:582:49:03

attempt at the moment divided by

more than three seconds. Grenier

2:49:032:49:06

could find herself in the top ten

and she comes home into seventh.

2:49:062:49:12

Canadians celebrate that. That's a

good run for Valerie Grenier of

2:49:122:49:16

Canada. Mikaela Shiffrin looking for

her second gold of the games. Hoping

2:49:162:49:22

to emulate Marcel Hirscher. Hirscher

claimed gold in the combined and in

2:49:222:49:31

the jar giant slalom as Shiffrin

lives dangerously on dragon Ridge.

2:49:312:49:39

She has already got gold from the

giant slalom. She needs a good

2:49:392:49:43

downhill run. Prior to this season,

Mikaela Shiffrin was not seen as a

2:49:432:49:48

downhill racer at all but she went

to Lake Louise and won the second of

2:49:482:49:52

the two downhill races there. She

was third in the first, won their

2:49:522:49:56

second and finished fifth in the

following day's super-g and became

2:49:562:50:00

immediately overnight established as

they speed racer. Of course, had

2:50:002:50:06

technical pedigree is unmatched as

the number one GS and slalom skier

2:50:062:50:12

in the world but now she is turning

into a serious all-rounder. Shiffrin

2:50:122:50:17

alongside Wendy Holdener is the best

slalom skier on the start list

2:50:172:50:25

today. Holdener currently in ninth.

If Shiffrin can get ahead of her,

2:50:252:50:30

she has a serious opportunity to go

for gold in the second half of the

2:50:302:50:34

day's Alpine combined.

2:50:342:50:40

day's Alpine combined. So far,

reasonable downhill racing from

2:50:402:50:42

Mikaela Shiffrin. How does her time

compared to that of Vonn? She is

2:50:422:50:46

sixth. 1.98, into six crucially at

head of Wendy Holdener, behind

2:50:462:50:54

Lindsay Vonn, but the way things

stand with Shiffrin's slalom

2:50:542:50:59

ability, she is favourite for the

gold. So, Lindsay Vonn has turned up

2:50:592:51:04

40 day's Alpine combined in serious

form. She leads the Alpine Lake Rob

2:51:042:51:14

Ragnhild Mowinckel -- from Ragnhild

Mowinckel. Shiffrin is in sixth

2:51:142:51:23

position with Wendy Holdener down in

tenth, Holdener the second best

2:51:232:51:28

slalom skier in the race today. Now

one of the regular combined

2:51:282:51:35

athletes, Denise

2:51:352:51:41

athletes, Denise firebrand from

Switzerland. She knows her way

2:51:412:51:45

around a slalom track. She has added

to her advantage immediately.

2:51:452:51:56

to her advantage immediately. It is

not the trickiest course that the

2:51:562:52:00

Slovenian page has laid out here. It

is designed to give people a serious

2:52:002:52:10

opportunity and Denise Feierabend

has absolutely smashed it. Nearly

2:52:102:52:15

three seconds quicker.

2:52:152:52:21

three seconds quicker. Now, this

athlete has had a disappointing

2:52:212:52:23

games in the individual disciplines,

only managing to finish 13th in her

2:52:232:52:31

specialist discipline of slalom.

13th in the giant slalom as well,

2:52:312:52:37

but she is a World Cup winner this

season. Twice she

2:52:372:52:44

season. Twice she has one she also

skied into second position, and is

2:52:492:52:55

the second ranked slalom skier of

the season behind Mikaela Shiffrin

2:52:552:52:58

and that is apparent as she ranks up

a lead here over Denise Feierabend

2:52:582:53:05

his leadership of this Alpine

combined is about to end. Nearly a

2:53:052:53:10

full second. Feierabend was

expecting that. She knows Vlhova's

2:53:102:53:13

form in slalom. Will that be enough

to give Vlhova a medal? She doesn't

2:53:132:53:19

think so. There was one big mistake

where she put the brakes on but

2:53:192:53:25

apart from that it was pretty clean.

Up next to try her luck is Frederica

2:53:252:53:29

Brignone. She occasionally skied

slalom but is by no means one of the

2:53:292:53:33

world's best. Super-g is her

specialism. Already a medallist from

2:53:332:53:39

the Olympic Games, she won the

bronze in the giant slalom and was

2:53:392:53:43

equalled six in the super-g. The

advantage she had over Petra Vlhova

2:53:432:53:52

has gone. It is heading into the red

area. Brignone's mum was a winner

2:53:522:54:00

herself, winning four World Cup

races, for slalom is of the 60s --

2:54:002:54:07

70s and into the 80s. Brignone has

come into the silver medal position.

2:54:072:54:13

Vlhova stays in the leaders box. So,

Holdener is in good shape after the

2:54:132:54:18

downhill leg of the day's Alpine

combined. Tenth position in this

2:54:182:54:22

morning's downhill, a good run from

her. But she's much more at home on

2:54:222:54:27

the short slalom skis and she is

attacking here, full attack for

2:54:272:54:32

Wendy Holdener. Maybe a little too

much at the top. She and Petra

2:54:322:54:36

Vlhova have done battle and death

times on the World Cup slalom.

2:54:362:54:42

Holdener back by half a second here.

She now has a lead of more than a

2:54:422:54:52

second and a half, Wendy Holdener

going over this one. She is going to

2:54:522:54:57

raise the bar and parade down the

challenge for the rest of them. .65

2:54:572:55:02

in front. Holdener leads, into gold

medal position. Will that bring her

2:55:022:55:08

a medal? Her second of the game is,

it would be. Headphones in, as

2:55:082:55:15

usual. Valerie Grenier is eighth

after the downhill this morning. A

2:55:152:55:18

good downhill run this morning. The

Canadians were celebrating that run,

2:55:182:55:25

hoping that she can back it up now

with a slalom performance and

2:55:252:55:29

wishing that she had produced

similar slalom form, similar

2:55:292:55:33

downhill form yesterday on downhill

Day. Downhill Day yesterday,

2:55:332:55:39

combined to day, a busy schedule for

the women on this second birthday of

2:55:392:55:43

the games. Holdener, 2:10.0 eight.

Grenier is miles behind. She went to

2:55:432:55:52

be troubling the current gold,

silver and bronze medal skiers. She

2:55:522:55:58

is down in... Oh, she is. She has

gone into bronze, pushing Brignone

2:55:582:56:05

out of the top three. That is a fast

finish from Grenier. Provisional

2:56:052:56:11

bronze for the Canadian, head of

Brignone by three hundredths.

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Mikaela

2:56:142:56:19

Mikaela Shiffrin in the start. The

Olympic giant slalom champion on the

2:56:202:56:24

hunt for her second gold medal

today. Finished outside the medals

2:56:242:56:28

in the slalom. She's been up on this

hill training on this track, putting

2:56:282:56:33

in the miles. She begins with an

advantage of .76 and that is more or

2:56:332:56:39

less maintained. .71 over Wendy

Holdener. Shiffrin starts to move it

2:56:392:56:44

up three begins. .6 six. She has

lost a further 500th of a second.

2:56:442:56:49

Can't afford any mistakes now,

Mikaela Shiffrin, because Wendy

2:56:492:56:54

Holdener was mighty

2:56:542:56:59

quick on the bottom of the course.

And Shiffrin is in the red zone for

2:57:072:57:10

the first time. Holdener have a time

of 2:22.3 four. Shiffrin is faster

2:57:102:57:13

by .4 seven. A lightning finish from

Mikaela Shiffrin. She leads the way.

2:57:132:57:15

Will that be good enough for Mikaela

Shiffrin's second gold at the games?

2:57:152:57:29

Varies Michelle Gisin. Third --

there is Michelle Gisin, third after

2:57:292:57:36

the downhill. Next up, much cover,

on a course which has been set by

2:57:362:57:47

one of the Slovenian poachers. She

had a good downhill. Start with an

2:57:472:57:57

advantage of .37 over Shiffrin. Was

that straddle? I don't know. They

2:57:572:58:01

don't like she might have struggled,

in which case she will be

2:58:012:58:06

disqualified. Perhaps she isn't

sure. Sometimes these things

2:58:062:58:10

happened so quickly, so Marusa Ferk

has decided she will take our

2:58:102:58:13

chances and we get a look at the

replay in a few seconds. Either way,

2:58:132:58:19

she will be out of the medal

position, I think. Shiffrin's

2:58:192:58:24

leading time is 2:21.80 seven.

Marusa Ferk is six. Slovenian fans

2:58:242:58:31

here, Slovenian team yet to see a

medal yet. Was it a straddle? Yes,

2:58:312:58:39

it was. She is disqualified. Next

up, Ramona Siebenhofer. She has got

2:58:392:58:47

a healthy lead after the downhill

leg. That second advantage she had

2:58:472:58:54

over Shiffrin has probably gone

already though. Almost, .2 nine. It

2:58:542:58:59

will have gone by the next

intermediate. Ramona Siebenhofer is

2:58:592:59:03

a very accomplished GS, downhill

super-g ski out but slalom is not a

2:59:032:59:10

happy hunting ground for her.

Haven't skied it regularly probably

2:59:102:59:15

said she was a junior and now it is

getting deeper into the red zone.

2:59:152:59:20

Can she finished quickly enough to

get in amongst the medals? I don't

2:59:202:59:23

think so. It's not direct, it's not

fast enough. She is fifth.

2:59:232:59:34

fast enough. She is fifth. Holdener

is in silver.

2:59:342:59:40

is in silver. Michelle Gisin's lead

over Mikaela Shiffrin 121 seconds.

2:59:432:59:47

She is on her way, Michelle Gisin.

Silver medallist in the combined

2:59:472:59:55

World Championships last February in

San Moritz, behind Wendy Holdener.

2:59:552:59:59

It was a Swiss 1-2 on that day. She

is holding it together here nicely.

2:59:593:00:03

Michelle Gisin is a good

all-rounder. She is an occasional

3:00:033:00:07

slalom skier. She has had a top ten

in slalom in World Cup this season

3:00:073:00:12

in Killington in Beaumont at the

start of the campaign. She is doing

3:00:123:00:17

enough, surely, to deny Mikaela

Shiffrin with almost double second

3:00:173:00:21

still in hand as light snow begins

to fall. Michelle Gisin is in gold

3:00:213:00:27

for Switzerland. >> KEVIN: Leads the

Alpine combined, the Swiss are

3:00:273:00:34

delirious. -- Gisin leads the Alpine

combined, Shiffrin pushed down to

3:00:343:00:40

silver and Holdener down to bronze.

That may be enough to give Gisin the

3:00:403:00:45

Olympic title. Her sister was the

Olympic champion in downhill four

3:00:453:00:49

years ago, had to share the title

with Tina Maser of Slovenia. Right

3:00:493:00:55

now, it is Michelle Gisin's time to

shine. A stunning slalom run. She

3:00:553:01:02

leads the way with just two less

accomplished slalom skiers to come.

3:01:023:01:13

Mowinckel has had an outstanding

Olympic winter games. Two silver

3:01:133:01:19

medals. Silver medallist at the

giant slalom, silver medallist in

3:01:193:01:22

yesterday's downhill, behind Sofia

Goggia. Doesn't regularly race

3:01:223:01:27

slalom. She scored top tens this

season in downhill Super-G and giant

3:01:273:01:32

slalom. Nowhere to be seen in

slalom. But of course, she's had a

3:01:323:01:37

quick downhill run over Michelle

Gisin.

3:01:373:01:49

Gisin. She's probably too slow to

deny Shiffrin silver medal position.

3:01:493:01:54

Her target remains Wendy Holdener in

bronze medal place right now. Is it

3:01:543:01:57

fast enough? It is fourth place for

Mowinckel. No change amongst the

3:01:573:02:07

medals. With just one to come, it

means Shiffrin and

3:02:073:02:18

means Shiffrin and Gisin are

guaranteed medals.

3:02:203:02:26

It is getting colder. The snow is

getting thicker

3:02:403:02:50

getting thicker as Vonn prepares to

ski here for the last time. Lindsey

3:02:503:02:53

Vonn is away.

3:02:533:03:01

Vonn is away. Lindsey Vonn has so

much experience. If she can find a

3:03:013:03:04

way successfully through the steep

part of the course, she could be in

3:03:043:03:08

contention. But she grinds to a

halt, which means that Michelle

3:03:083:03:12

Gisin is the Olympic combined

champion. Four years after her older

3:03:123:03:18

sister Dominique won downhill gold,

Michelle will be going home with an

3:03:183:03:23

Olympic gold medal. Shiffrin adds

the silver to the gold she won in

3:03:233:03:29

giant slalom, and Wendy Holdener

will take the bronze medal in the

3:03:293:03:36

Alpine combined. Holdener's second

medal of the games. The combined

3:03:363:03:43

reaches a key inclusion with a

disappointing early finish for

3:03:433:03:45

Lindsey Vonn, who shrugs her

shoulders and says, I'm not a

3:03:453:03:51

regular slalom skier. I don't think

anyone seriously expected her to

3:03:513:03:56

deny Michelle Gisin the gold. Maybe

an outside chance of getting another

3:03:563:04:00

bronze to back up the bronze she got

in the downhill yesterday. Vonn is

3:04:003:04:07

there to congratulate today's

medallists. The champion is

3:04:073:04:12

Switzerland's Michelle Gisin. It is

Switzerland's first Alpine gold of

3:04:123:04:15

the games.

3:04:153:04:21

The Swiss will be delighted. The

cowbells will be going crazy. But it

3:04:213:04:26

was actually Vonn who set a crazy

pace and showed what she might have

3:04:263:04:31

done yesterday in the downhill.

She

showed blistering pace in the

3:04:313:04:34

downhill like today. If she had

skied like that in the downhill, we

3:04:343:04:38

might have seen different results.

But he was much lower in her tuck

3:04:383:04:43

position, she took some risks and it

paid off. Very smooth, allowing the

3:04:433:04:48

skis to be released at the end of

the term. It really laid down a

3:04:483:04:52

marker in the downhill.

And then her

American Kolega Mikaela Shiffrin was

3:04:523:04:58

not too far behind, but everyone was

thinking that with her slalom

3:04:583:05:03

specialisation, this woman has won

30 slalom races, and it looked as

3:05:033:05:08

though she would be setting the

marker in the slalom leg.

To have a

3:05:083:05:19

downhill normally isn't the case for

a win. Shiffrin was an attic in her

3:05:193:05:23

slalom skiing today. She put down a

solid downhill run, but the slalom

3:05:233:05:27

run wasn't the normal skiing from

her. She is normally very dynamic.

3:05:273:05:32

It looks a little lethargic. Maybe

she is still suffering from illness.

3:05:323:05:37

But still second place.

Indeed, one

gold and one silver for Mikaela

3:05:373:05:43

Shiffrin. She is the poster girl for

American skiing along with Lindsey

3:05:433:05:46

Vonn, who was trying to win at least

three to four golds. How will she

3:05:463:05:50

reflect on her second games?

I think

inwardly, she will be disappointed.

3:05:503:05:55

She was head and shoulders above the

rest of the ladies in slalom skiing.

3:05:553:05:59

She has won World Cups by two

seconds this season and normally

3:05:593:06:03

over a second. And then to not come

in and dominate as she has all

3:06:033:06:06

season will be a tough pill to

swallow. But she has to won two

3:06:063:06:14

medals and she will hopefully

recognise the success she has had

3:06:143:06:16

rather than the missed

opportunities.

She Hadar Goldin

3:06:163:06:20

Sochi in the slalom and now a couple

of medals here. She will be around

3:06:203:06:24

for a long time. As for Michelle

Gisin, this is a talented household.

3:06:243:06:29

Her older sister Dominique took a

joint gold in the downhill four

3:06:293:06:33

years ago in Sochi. Quite a

collection they are amassing.

It

3:06:333:06:37

certainly is. She skied well in the

downhill and pull herself in with a

3:06:373:06:42

chance. She only skis slalom

occasionally. But she took a risk

3:06:423:06:49

and let the skis go, and had a

crack. Sticks another one in the

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family locker.

Do you think she is

taking some tips from Dominic? In

3:06:553:07:01

effect, it was the downhill run from

Gisin that was the making of her

3:07:013:07:06

gold medal today.

She put them a

solid downhill run and then hung on

3:07:063:07:10

to it in the slalom is. But she only

lost a couple of tenths to Shiffrin,

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who was the best slalom skier. I

don't know where she pulled that

3:07:143:07:18

slalom skiing from. If she can do

that week in, week out, we might see

3:07:183:07:22

her doing better in slalom as well

as the speed events.

We will not be

3:07:223:07:27

seeing Lindsey Vonn in slalom, but

at least she had a crack.

I think

3:07:273:07:31

she had a point to prove after

downhill not going her way. She has

3:07:313:07:35

not done slalom skiing for a long

time now. She gave it a shot. You

3:07:353:07:39

have to spend a lot of time on the

slalom skis if you are going to be

3:07:393:07:44

competitive, and Lindsey hasn't with

her injuries. The slalom skis have

3:07:443:07:49

not come out of her ski room often

and it showed, but good on her for

3:07:493:07:53

having a shot.

That could be her

last race of the Olympic Games. We

3:07:533:07:59

have still to find out who is going

to race in the team event on

3:07:593:08:02

Saturday. Thank you very much. That

women's combined were supposed to be

3:08:023:08:08

staged tomorrow, but because of high

winds in Pyeongchang, they brought

3:08:083:08:11

it forward, which meant a bumper day

for medals, the first time in

3:08:113:08:14

Olympic history that ten gold medals

were up for grabs on a single day.

3:08:143:08:18

But there was also a chance today to

manoeuvre into medal contention.

3:08:183:08:27

Britain's men's curlers could do

that, a chance to be involved in the

3:08:273:08:30

middle that is their quest today.

But they have to beat the Swiss in a

3:08:303:08:34

tie-breaker first. Last day in the

short track. The host nations loved

3:08:343:08:38

it. Great Britain, not so much. The

women's 1000 goes ahead without

3:08:383:08:42

Elise Christie. We will drop in on

the men's ski half-pipe, where they

3:08:423:08:48

are turning tricks for a precious

metals are. And hold your breath as

3:08:483:08:51

we take you to the top of a 50m

launch pad as the women met that

3:08:513:08:55

challenge in the snowboard Big Air.

At 12.05 last night, it was just

3:08:553:09:03

beyond the witching hour and it was

twitching time in the curling for

3:09:033:09:07

Kyle Smith and his Great Britain

rink because they maybe should have

3:09:073:09:12

already been in the semifinals, but

in their last round robin match

3:09:123:09:15

against the Americans, they lost it,

which meant they went into a

3:09:153:09:19

tie-breaker against the Swiss. They

beat the Swiss rink in their first

3:09:193:09:23

match in this Olympic competition

last Wednesday 7-6. However, it got

3:09:233:09:30

very tired. We join them in the

ninth end, Great Britain with their

3:09:303:09:35

noses in front here. 5-4 ahead as we

join Jackie and Steve.

3:09:353:09:42

Two ends to go in the curling. Great

Britain lead. Switzerland have the

3:09:433:09:48

hammer. They have to really believe

that they can carry this through.

3:09:483:10:00

Nice long guard being set up by

Cammy Smith.

3:10:133:10:20

This Swiss team must be ruined their

chances to qualify. It seemed as

3:10:333:10:37

though everything was going well in

the round-robin competition despite

3:10:373:10:40

that first loss to Great Britain.

And they ended up losing their last

3:10:403:10:46

three matches, sorry, the last two

matches. They had a great run

3:10:463:10:54

against Sweden. They beat Canada.

They have two matches to go against

3:10:543:10:58

Korea, and at that point were bottom

of the table. The USA, who were

3:10:583:11:02

second bottom at that time, they got

beaten by Korea and were beaten by

3:11:023:11:12

the USA and found themselves biting

their nails to see if they were

3:11:123:11:15

given a tie-breaker opportunity. Had

Great Britain won, they wouldn't

3:11:153:11:18

have been here at all. Though they

were handed that opportunity, a

3:11:183:11:22

chance to come into the tie-break,

Great Britain losing to the USA.

3:11:223:11:32

Nicely done.

3:11:323:11:39

Nicely done. That gives Switzerland

a chance to remove it.

3:11:393:11:52

Valentin Tanner was disappointed

with his shot in the previous end,

3:12:033:12:06

but it didn't make much difference

in the end. I know we look at it

3:12:063:12:11

from a British perspective as a

positive that we got one, but from a

3:12:113:12:15

Swiss perspective, that is exactly

what they would have wanted. Gets a

3:12:153:12:21

nice hit and roll, stays in.

3:12:213:12:27

nice hit and roll, stays in. If we

can force the one here, the ideal

3:12:293:12:35

scenario is that you go tied into

the last end with the hammer. We

3:12:353:12:38

have seen so many occasions where

the team with the hammer doesn't get

3:12:383:12:42

the shot in the last end.

3:12:423:12:49

the shot in the last end.

The guys

have worked that Stone well. They

3:12:493:12:51

want to make sure it stayed in the

house.

3:12:513:13:00

All of these top teams practise all

the different scenarios they would

3:13:033:13:05

like to face when they go down the

last end.

3:13:053:13:12

last end. They have every scenario

written down and how they would like

3:13:153:13:17

to play it. But of course, on paper,

it's all easy. That strategy means

3:13:173:13:23

nothing if you don't execute the

shot to make that work.

3:13:233:13:30

shot to make that work.

Took that in

nicely.

3:13:343:13:39

Britain are leaving that long guard

out there.

3:13:503:14:01

Certainly very close. Just tapped it

a little.

3:14:243:14:30

a little. There is a bit of that

stone jutting out.

3:14:353:14:42

stone jutting out. Neither team has

used their time-out. We were going

3:14:453:14:48

to and then decided not to.

3:14:483:14:54

They are just looking at what side

they want to come down. They've

3:14:583:15:01

chosen to play the clockwise

rotation of the stone, down the

3:15:013:15:06

left-hand side as we are looking at

it. To just come on and corner

3:15:063:15:13

freeze the yellow that Great Britain

played.

3:15:133:15:18

I love of conversation is going on

between the skipper and vice skipper

3:15:273:15:34

-- a lot of conversation.

3:15:343:15:42

It's just how much of a curl is it

going to take?

It's already moving a

3:16:003:16:07

lot. It is, I thought it was going

to catch it there. Very tight, very

3:16:073:16:14

tight.

3:16:143:16:19

He's kind of found the line.

If we

came get a good shot in here, frozen

3:16:243:16:33

on top of the Swiss red stone, that

would be a great start for us to try

3:16:333:16:39

and prevent...

The handsome Trajan

on the face of Muirhead -- the

3:16:393:16:47

concentration on the face. Going to

have to get it past the other rock.

3:16:473:17:03

A big pull. Just going to catch it.

They are the margins, the skip,

3:17:033:17:08

getting it passed by Thomas Muirhead

not able to do so. A round of

3:17:083:17:12

applause but not what he meant it.

3:17:123:17:16

What is happening though is that the

Swiss guys, they've got the hammer

3:17:193:17:23

but everything is getting pulled in

here. There's nothing they can do

3:17:233:17:27

about that now, they really have to

contend with this game.

Britain

3:17:273:17:33

lying shot, they have another one

that's forth. It was initially

3:17:333:17:41

second but it was tapped back. Just

a couple of more yellow is to make

3:17:413:17:47

life difficult would be good but

when we start drawing in here...

3:17:473:17:53

Going to ignore that now.

3:17:533:17:59

Going to ignore that now. Claudio

Paetz has been so good.

Tiny bit of

3:17:593:18:06

room inside if they can get it.

Got

a chance.

Oh, that's a very nice

3:18:063:18:11

shot. Very nice shot.

This is

starting to look difficult for Great

3:18:113:18:15

Britain.

We have to make sure when

we come in here that we corner

3:18:153:18:23

freeze. If we can sit top four make

it difficult for Switzerland.

Not

3:18:233:18:28

much room to come around the red,

though.

No, the margin of error is

3:18:283:18:33

very tight.

He knew what a good shot

that was. Now, how can Thomas

3:18:333:18:39

Muirhead respond? A little bit wide

but it will curl on this side.

3:18:393:18:51

Missing the red this time.

Get past

the Top one. Just kissed it, by a

3:18:513:18:59

whisker.

Big trouble brewing.

3:18:593:19:10

This is going perfectly for

Switzerland. And for Great Britain,

3:19:103:19:16

they just cannot find the shots at

the moment. Close but that's not

3:19:163:19:21

good enough at this point. Time out,

Switzerland. They know they've got

3:19:213:19:29

maybe a match-winning opportunity

here. There's going to be so much

3:19:293:19:32

pressure on Kyle Smith and they want

to make sure that it's as difficult

3:19:323:19:36

as possible for him to prevent them

getting certainly two, maybe than

3:19:363:19:41

that here.

3:19:413:19:46

that here.

Claudio Pescia, he gets

45 seconds to get to the head and

3:19:463:19:52

after that he gets one minute to

speak to his team. He's not allowed

3:19:523:19:56

to enter the ice, he's got to step

to the side.

3:19:563:20:06

Such a shame, to get this far and

you've got two ends to go but you

3:20:063:20:12

cannot find the shots. The

opposition, getting everything

3:20:123:20:18

right, just when it matters most. Is

that ability to close the game out

3:20:183:20:24

and finished it well. A couple of

miracle shots. Just find out what

3:20:243:20:31

Switzerland wants to do here.

3:20:313:20:37

Switzerland wants to do here.

I

think the fact that they have the

3:20:383:20:41

stones in a line makes it difficult

but we can still come in with a

3:20:413:20:46

really cracking draw and corner

freeze one of them which would

3:20:463:20:50

really make it difficult for

Switzerland to score a big end.

3:20:503:20:58

Still in Great Britain's hands to

cut it down. Difficult at the

3:20:583:21:01

moment.

It's just the distance, to

come in, a corner freeze would be

3:21:013:21:09

good but there's so little room

there. They are lined up nicely.

3:21:093:21:17

Switzerland have chosen not to hit

that yellow. I think if they did

3:21:193:21:26

that they would leave a pocket.

Yes,

that was the only thing, if they did

3:21:263:21:32

that at least we'd have more of a

target. Is he just guarding it?

3:21:323:21:38

They're going to try and bring this,

kissing off the red, I think.

3:21:383:21:46

Bringing it right in. Again, he's

just got... That's actually not a

3:21:463:21:52

bad shot.

3:21:523:21:57

bad shot.

It's a bigger target for

Great Britain now. Just wondering if

3:21:583:22:04

that's just touching the other red.

Gives them a chance to move...

You

3:22:043:22:10

see how much of a

3:22:103:22:20

see how much of a pull there is.

Could have been in the centre. As it

3:22:203:22:23

is we have two plates almost a

similar shot, sitting on top of the

3:22:233:22:31

red.

He wants to try and spring the

other one.

But he has to be careful

3:22:313:22:35

not to tap his own. We know there's

a huge swing coming in here.

Kyle

3:22:353:22:45

Smith and his team, their Olympic

campaign may well depend on the next

3:22:453:22:49

two shots. One more end to go but

they don't want to get away a big

3:22:493:22:54

score to Switzerland. To come in on

top of this outside red.

Is this one

3:22:543:23:02

going to pull enough?

It had a lot

of work to do.

Not on the right side

3:23:023:23:08

of it at all.

Really good weight.

Good weight is one thing but that's

3:23:083:23:19

only half the equation.

It's such a

tricky... If you take one pound off

3:23:193:23:28

it, there is a huge pull.

Maybe

that's what he was worried about,

3:23:283:23:34

catching the red on the way in. Just

leaving it out there. Now. How

3:23:343:23:41

aggressive do they want to be?

They've got the two there. They

3:23:413:23:46

still got two stones to go.

I think

these guys, if they want to pull off

3:23:463:23:54

a big end they've got to come around

the top of the reds. It's just

3:23:543:24:00

whether they're going to catch as

much of the red as we can see and

3:24:003:24:08

pull back the yellow.

And if they...

If they were to play something

3:24:083:24:19

further out and not give Kyle Smith

the chance on that side...

3:24:193:24:31

the chance on that side... If they

were higher in the house, maybe with

3:24:323:24:34

the last stone they could tap it in

for the three, depending on where

3:24:343:24:40

Kyle will end up.

It looks like he'd

like more than two. To take two

3:24:403:24:45

you'd go into the last end one up

but without the hammer, then there's

3:24:453:24:49

the opportunity for Great Britain to

get two and win the game. So a lot

3:24:493:24:54

at stake in these last few shots.

Stone placement is so key.

The agony

3:24:543:25:02

here. What's going to happen?

Various options here. We have to

3:25:023:25:09

wait and see.

3:25:093:25:16

wait and see.

That's a lot of advice

they've taken. These guys seem to

3:25:163:25:20

play a slightly different... I'm not

sure if they put on as much

3:25:203:25:24

rotation. Going to have to wait and

see what he plays here.

3:25:243:25:31

Sounds like he's got a fair bit of

weight on it. Surely not going to

3:25:353:25:41

try and move it around, just wanting

to come around. Is that still out?

3:25:413:25:48

Just going to come round on top of

the red.

He's going all the way.

3:25:483:25:53

This has actually sat down.

I'm not

sure they were sure what to do,

3:25:533:26:00

that's kind of betwixt and between.

Yeah, that actually sat down a lot.

3:26:003:26:08

Can he move a couple of these? Like

you said, there is a double, it

3:26:083:26:13

would leave in one British stone.

Would be asking to draw in for the

3:26:133:26:17

two. Would have to be accurate with

it. This one is lined up with the

3:26:173:26:23

other red. He's had a time out.

We

haven't, so there's an opportunity

3:26:233:26:30

for the boys to call a time-out.

Give us the overhead.

He can see the

3:26:303:26:37

double, he thinks he can. Maybe it's

tucked in more than he'd like.

I

3:26:373:26:49

think that's our only shot.

3:26:493:26:54

I think that the guys will have to

come down the right-hand side as we

3:26:563:27:00

look at the picture. Pop one in.

Tough.

Yeah. You're going to hit the

3:27:003:27:08

top but then you're trying to say,

I'm only going to give you two and

3:27:083:27:12

I'm happy with that.

Giving them two

is fine.

3:27:123:27:19

is fine. They are sitting two at the

moment. Would be great if they could

3:27:193:27:22

come in on top. Is that the idea?

Yes.

Trying to come in on top of the

3:27:223:27:29

red that's on the centre line by the

four foot. Is he going to try and

3:27:293:27:40

hit the...

Is he coming across to

get the other two yellows?

May well

3:27:403:27:46

be.

That might be the case.

Sneaky.

Yeah.

I thought that's what Schwartz

3:27:463:27:56

might have been trying to protect,

to come in with his last one.

Yes,

3:27:563:28:02

that's exactly what he's doing.

He's

going to invite him to draw in down

3:28:023:28:10

the other side, isn't he?

3:28:103:28:17

the other side, isn't he?

Is there

are still a hole? The trouble is I

3:28:173:28:20

think the yellow is going to catch

on the back red, it's a question of

3:28:203:28:23

weight.

I'm not sure about the

choice of shot. Plenty of options

3:28:233:28:30

now for Switzerland. That's the one

there, just to tap it in. He's got

3:28:303:28:36

loads of room to come around.

3:28:363:28:45

loads of room to come around. Not

sure about that shot.

Do you think

3:28:453:28:47

there's enough room to come around

and get onto the top red? There

3:28:473:28:51

might be. Good come round and catch

it.

Could do. Maybe that's the

3:28:513:28:56

temptation. He really wants his

three here.

Yeah.

3:28:563:29:09

How's your French?

I'd love to tell

you it's good.

I think what he's

3:29:163:29:25

saying is that even if he... If he

misses the top one and doesn't tap

3:29:253:29:34

it in, he's got the chance of...

I

think he's... Coming through the

3:29:343:29:41

tight line to catch the red just on

the four foot, straight into the

3:29:413:29:49

pack and the yellow will go. Let's

see how it pans out.

Kyle Smith,

3:29:493:29:54

looking on. He's left an opportunity

here. Albeit maybe a difficult one

3:29:543:30:03

for Benoit Schwarz to get more than

two, to get three here, which would

3:30:033:30:07

put Switzerland in the driving seat

very much here. Looks like it's gone

3:30:073:30:11

through the gap, has it? Yes, it's

got through, this could be good.

Oh,

3:30:113:30:16

my goodness.

That is a stunning

shot. They spotted it, he played it

3:30:163:30:24

and that may well be curtains for

Great Britain.

Not an emotion from

3:30:243:30:31

Benoit Schwarz, he's so calm during

that. That's a shame for our boys.

3:30:313:30:36

We did what we had to do to try and

close the gap but we didn't close it

3:30:363:30:40

will enough.

Could not have played

it better, it was a tight gap to go

3:30:403:30:46

through but it gave him the line to

aim at the two yellows. One, two,

3:30:463:30:51

three, four, five.

3:30:513:30:57

What a shot from Benoit Schwarz.

That was the beginning of the end

3:31:043:31:08

for Kyle Smith and the British rink.

It was all over in the tenth end,

3:31:083:31:12

they really saw one, Rhona. I know

you watched it in the wee hours last

3:31:123:31:17

night, Rhona Howie is with us. We

will talk to her shortly about

3:31:173:31:20

reactions to it. Kyle Smith, his

first Olympic adventure over in the

3:31:203:31:27

most dramatic circumstances with

that ninth end. Afterwards, Kyle and

3:31:273:31:31

his team spoke to Steve Cram.

Guys, you are obviously hugely

3:31:313:31:38

disappointed. Kyle, talk us through

that ninth end and the big shot you

3:31:383:31:42

played.

It's always a tricky

situation. You don't really want to

3:31:423:31:49

give them the blank in the ninth

end. So we were trying hard to force

3:31:493:31:53

them to one and things were not

looking great early on.

3:31:533:31:57

Unfortunately, we missed a few. He

put a really nice shot through the

3:31:573:32:04

hole and that was the game.

You guys

came out really firing well in the

3:32:043:32:11

first three or four Aggar ends. It

was going perfectly.

It was probably

3:32:113:32:15

one of the better games we have

played this week. Unfortunately, a

3:32:153:32:20

couple of half shots in the ninth

end were less good. Just massively

3:32:203:32:31

disappointed.

That is a word you

will be using a lot, disappointment.

3:32:313:32:36

Kyle, is this one of the worst

experiences of your career so far?

3:32:363:32:41

Worst and best. We back and go again

in the next four years and try and

3:32:413:32:46

try and get back to whatever is

next. We have played pretty well

3:32:463:32:50

this week. We had a couple of

chances. We had to beat the USA last

3:32:503:32:56

at and we never managed it. We got

our lifeline this morning and I

3:32:563:32:59

thought we played pretty well, but a

couple of shots at this level is

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enough to lose the game.

It's hard

to find the positives, particularly

3:33:033:33:09

after you have come straight off the

ice, but what have you learned this

3:33:093:33:13

week?

It's been a great week. We

have had a lot of good games. We

3:33:133:33:18

have had the odd missed shot here

and there which has cost us, so we

3:33:183:33:21

just need to look into those and see

how not to make them and do our best

3:33:213:33:28

moving forward.

Kyle, you are the

skip. A lot of people were not

3:33:283:33:35

expecting you to do particularly

well. I know your expectations were

3:33:353:33:39

higher, but what is your reflection

on the week as a whole?

It's tough

3:33:393:33:42

to reflect so soon after the loss.

But yes, we came to our first

3:33:423:33:49

Olympics and gave it our best shot.

And we made the play-offs. We had a

3:33:493:33:54

good game today, but it wasn't to

be, sadly. A couple of things didn't

3:33:543:33:58

go our way, a couple of half shots,

and that is all it takes against a

3:33:583:34:04

team as good as them. There is

plenty to look forward to going

3:34:043:34:07

forward but we just need to take

time and reflect on this experience

3:34:073:34:11

and what we can take from it.

Well

played this week and bad luck today.

3:34:113:34:17

Great Britain officially end in

fifth position. Rhona Howie is with

3:34:173:34:22

us. We have made you relive that

again although you watched it live.

3:34:223:34:26

Is it just spent for the second time

around?

It certainly was. The boys

3:34:263:34:31

came out firing. They had a 4-1 lead

early on and their stats were the

3:34:313:34:38

best they had been all week. They

played so well, and for it to turn

3:34:383:34:42

in one end will live with them for a

long time.

The infamous ninth end.

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How many times are they going to

replay the last three or four stones

3:34:473:34:51

of this one on their minds?

They

will. They all had a chance to make

3:34:513:34:58

a shot to kill the end. Great

Britain are happy, well, happy to

3:34:583:35:10

lose with last stone advantage and

be just one down. So the way things

3:35:103:35:14

were sitting at this moment, the

best thing for car to do is put up a

3:35:143:35:19

guard and see you can't get in for

three, so have your two. But his

3:35:193:35:24

guard just overcurled by about two

millimetres and it just left enough

3:35:243:35:35

space here, with not much to spare

on either side. He played that to

3:35:353:35:38

perfection.

It was a brilliant shot

from Benoit Schwarz, you have to

3:35:383:35:45

applaud that. One of the best shots

he will ever play. But when you

3:35:453:35:50

think about the room on either side

of those bagged guard that he had to

3:35:503:35:54

manoeuvre that stone through, what

sort of room was he playing with?

3:35:543:35:58

Not a lot. Because the guards are

staggered, you have to sweep to get

3:35:583:36:02

past the top one, but missing the

back one. It was a really difficult

3:36:023:36:07

shot.

3:36:073:36:12

shot. If Kyle's guard had stayed

nearer the centre line, they would

3:36:123:36:15

not have been able to go for that

shot. We are talking millimetres

3:36:153:36:20

here. Britain had chances to kill

the end early on, but we have too

3:36:203:36:23

many half shots in that ninth end.

How unusual is it at this level to

3:36:233:36:27

lose a five in one end?

It's not,

but you can see what Kyle was trying

3:36:273:36:34

to do. And that just killed the game

there and then. In a split-second,

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where they had controlled the first

eight ends, for it to turn as

3:36:413:36:44

quickly as that, and it was just

half shots. Is when Olympic medals

3:36:443:36:50

are at stake, millimetres count.

They do indeed. It was their first

3:36:503:36:55

taste of the Olympics and they have

acquitted themselves well. For you,

3:36:553:36:58

the chief lesson of this learning

experience would be what?

They have

3:36:583:37:05

to look at all the games they have

played and learn from every single

3:37:053:37:07

game. Especially when a guest of the

business end of the game, eight,

3:37:073:37:13

nine and ten. How do you play those

ends? These guys will have learned

3:37:133:37:20

so much from playing these big

teams. They have played well

3:37:203:37:23

themselves. It could have been a

different story. There are a lot of

3:37:233:37:29

positives to take from the week, and

a lot to learn for that young team

3:37:293:37:33

going forward.

It is a fifth place

for Kyle Smith demons rink. The

3:37:333:37:38

Swiss go through to the semifinal,

where they face Sweden. We will see

3:37:383:37:45

that shortly. In the other

semifinal, and all North American

3:37:453:37:47

contest between Kevin QE of Canada

and a man we have seen around the

3:37:473:37:54

circuit for a long time, John

Shuster of the United States, in his

3:37:543:37:57

fourth games. Coming into this one,

Schuster's rink had achieved the

3:37:573:38:04

first win ever in Olympic curling

against the Canadians in the round

3:38:043:38:08

robin phase. They would take that

again. This was the eighth end and a

3:38:083:38:16

terrific shot from John Shuster.

Even though Canada had a hammer

3:38:163:38:23

here, this meant that the US would

steal two at a hugely important

3:38:233:38:29

point in the game. And after an

error from Kevin Koe, they get a 4-2

3:38:293:38:38

lead. We join it in the ninth. Could

the Canadians turn this one around?

3:38:383:38:46

It has gone quiet in the Canadian

camp.

3:38:463:38:53

camp. We have Kevin Koe at the top.

Marc Kennedy came to have a word

3:38:533:38:57

with Brent Laing.

3:38:573:39:06

with Brent Laing.

What is happening

to this Canadian team?

They are

3:39:063:39:09

falling apart here.

3:39:093:39:14

I almost feel like looking across.

Just ten feet from us are our

3:39:223:39:28

Canadian counterparts, broadcasting,

and I would say they have had a

3:39:283:39:30

tricky week after what happened to

Rachel Homan. The Canadian women did

3:39:303:39:36

not even make the semifinals. That

has never happened before.

3:39:363:39:48

Straightforward take out here for

the USA. As long as there are no red

3:39:483:39:54

stones in the house, they can score

multiple points.

Canada won the gold

3:39:543:40:04

in 2014, gold in 2010, gold in Turin

in 2006. They were the silver

3:40:043:40:10

medallists against Norway in the

final at Salt Lake City. And they

3:40:103:40:15

were the silver medallists in Nagano

to Switzerland. At the moment, this

3:40:153:40:22

will be the first time they don't

make the final if they don't pull

3:40:223:40:25

this through.

3:40:253:40:30

this through. Marc Kennedy, who

himself missed a few early on...

3:40:313:40:39

Just taps it.

A bit of separation

between the two stones, though. That

3:40:473:40:56

should go easily for the USA.

There

is enough of a gap. They can squeeze

3:40:563:41:07

that out. This guy has played great.

Tyler George has been as good as

3:41:073:41:15

John Shuster. Tyler George has been

the star man of this US team.

3:41:153:41:24

the star man of this US team. He

just catches the back yellow, but it

3:41:293:41:31

still goes and they are still left

with two in. Not quite what he

3:41:313:41:35

wanted.

Canada need to decide here

whether to blank or score two.

3:41:353:41:43

Blankly the end is not a bad result

for Canada, because they will just

3:41:433:41:48

go into a tenth end in the same

position as they are in the ninth,

3:41:483:41:52

knowing that if they tie the game

after ten, they going to an extra

3:41:523:41:57

end.

I think blankly the end is the

easiest option here.

3:41:573:42:06

easiest option here.

He is trying to

play the freeze. You have to decide

3:42:093:42:13

how confident you are that your team

is going to put yourselves in a

3:42:133:42:16

better position to score two in the

tenth end.

3:42:163:42:23

tenth end.

I suppose the other

thought for them is, get one and

3:42:253:42:29

then steal in the final end?

The

problem with that is that they would

3:42:293:42:37

need to steal twice then.

We have

seen plenty of times that has

3:42:373:42:45

happened in the round robin. You

have told me that it statistically

3:42:453:42:50

happens a lot. People do steal in

the final end. I just think the way

3:42:503:42:57

they are playing, you can see

distress on their faces. Marc

3:42:573:43:01

Kennedy is normally a bit more

boisterous and loud. He just looks

3:43:013:43:07

subdued. Kevin Koe is a more subdued

character anyway.

3:43:073:43:19

character anyway.

I would rather

give him two, personally.

You heard

3:43:213:43:26

that. This is what I have enjoyed

all week, this toing and froing.

3:43:263:43:34

These two mega teams are

particularly good at letting the

3:43:343:43:36

opposition know what they think the

opposition should be doing, let

3:43:363:43:41

alone themselves.

Great shot.

He

said he didn't want to give the two,

3:43:413:43:52

he would rather they blanked this

end. I think that is a good core. If

3:43:523:44:01

you go through what has happened in

this match so far, Canada have not

3:44:013:44:04

once been able to take two.

3:44:043:44:10

once been able to take two. If they

do, you have another chance in the

3:44:103:44:12

extra end with the hammer.

3:44:123:44:23

Kevin Koe will be looking to blank

this end and then we move on. One

3:44:253:44:30

more stone each.

3:44:303:44:39

more stone each. This will be the

fourth end out of the nine we have

3:44:393:44:42

played that has been blanked. It's

been an enthralling match. It has

3:44:423:44:48

been ebbing and flowing and

seesawing one-way, then the other.

3:44:483:44:58

But you feel at the minute as though

the USA have blocked all four of

3:44:593:45:04

them at one end of the seesaw and

they will be hard to shift now.

3:45:043:45:13

The USA were bronze medallists, as

we said earlier, in Turin. John

3:45:183:45:22

Shuster was in the team. Never made

the final.

3:45:223:45:34

Sit! Sit!

LAUGHTER

3:45:343:45:41

Just continuing to try and make life

difficult here.

That was a really

3:45:433:45:49

interesting call from John Shuster.

It was, wasn't it?

They were willing

3:45:493:45:53

to give up two there for the

opportunity to force Canada to score

3:45:533:45:58

one. A good call, didn't quite get

it right. Still a chance to blank

3:45:583:46:04

here for Kevin Koe or he could chip

it for two.

It's given him the

3:46:043:46:11

temptation to do that. There's the

bench, Scott Pfeifer is in the

3:46:113:46:19

middle.

He's going for the two. I'm

just looking for the stats around

3:46:193:46:24

John Shuster's preferred scenario

and the difference between being two

3:46:243:46:31

up without the last stone or being

in a tie with the last stone. 31% or

3:46:313:46:39

91%.

What he's going to try and do

here... He's going to have to be

3:46:393:46:49

very cute here. He hopes he can try

and get the two but it will have to

3:46:493:46:57

be a cracking shot. This is a shot

he hasn't played well, he's been

3:46:573:47:00

struggling with his weight. We've

got a good view of this.

Looking

3:47:003:47:10

wide at the moment.

I was going to

say, that's never going to come in,

3:47:103:47:15

is it? Oh, it has. Is it going to

keep spinning? It's only going to be

3:47:153:47:20

one. But by getting it that thin

heeded did it have enough brakes on

3:47:203:47:27

it. And he knows that that is

advantage USA because that is the

3:47:273:47:34

result they didn't want. Blank would

have been better, two better than

3:47:343:47:37

one, but one is what he's got. So

the United States lead, 4-3 after

3:47:373:47:45

nine and crucially they have the

hammer. STUDIO: They did indeed and

3:47:453:47:49

the Americans used it as well. Last

stone advantage in the tenth end,

3:47:493:47:54

Schuster with a shot to make

history. He wasn't going to miss

3:47:543:48:00

this. 5-3 and the United States

sensationally knocking out Canada.

3:48:003:48:05

The defending champions won't be in

the gold-medal match. What a victory

3:48:053:48:09

for John Shuster, in his fourth

Games. Guaranteed silver at least.

3:48:093:48:15

The US are already there and they'll

be joined by Sweden, the European

3:48:153:48:22

champions, again they will be

skippered by Edin. Beating

3:48:223:48:33

Switzerland, who had just beaten

Great Britain. The Swiss will face

3:48:333:48:37

Canada in the bronze medal match.

Apart from the repercussions for

3:48:373:48:43

Kevin Koe and Canada, it's

3:48:433:48:45

Apart from the repercussions for

Kevin Koe and Canada, it's been a

3:48:453:48:47

very interesting Championship and

indeed Olympics for the Canadians

3:48:473:48:49

but you've got to talk about John

Shuster. A hack of a story, a man

3:48:493:48:54

who has a word named after him for

things going wrong, he's "Shustered"

3:48:543:49:02

it. How glad are you to see

something coming right for him?

It

3:49:023:49:07

is a great story when someone is

down like that, they get attacked by

3:49:073:49:11

the media for failing, if you like,

and he's proven them wrong. He's

3:49:113:49:16

turned it around and he has fought

very hard and worked so hard to

3:49:163:49:21

prove to himself and everybody else

that he can do it.

He had a bronze

3:49:213:49:27

medal and he was a lead player in

2006 when America won the bronze,

3:49:273:49:32

their first ever in curling but he

came back as a skipper in 2010 and

3:49:323:49:35

was replaced after a terrible

campaign. They have the courage to

3:49:353:49:41

put yourself back on the line says a

lot about his character.

Absolutely,

3:49:413:49:45

we've seen it in other sports this

week in the Olympics, when things

3:49:453:49:49

don't go right, how do you get up

and keep going? That's the key to

3:49:493:49:53

success.

Repercussions, let's talk

about Canada, not a great day for

3:49:533:49:59

them, losing the women's ice hockey

and only a chance of bronze in the

3:49:593:50:03

Olympic Carlin, two of their top

sports.

Yes, Kevin Koe will be so

3:50:033:50:09

disappointed -- Olympic curling. To

give up two, that's criminal. He'll

3:50:093:50:15

be read playing that in his head for

a long time. They've still got

3:50:153:50:19

bronze that they can fight for but

that's a massive loss for Canada.

3:50:193:50:24

USA against Sweden, we didn't think

we'd be saying that for the final,

3:50:243:50:27

do you think that Edin has too much

tactical now is for John Shuster?

He

3:50:273:50:35

has put everything into this for

years, for these Games and he's here

3:50:353:50:39

to win gold and nothing less will

do.

We look forward to that and

3:50:393:50:43

tomorrow, Great Britain's Eve

Muirhead and her rank against the

3:50:433:50:50

Swedes in the first of the

semifinals, 11am on Friday morning.

3:50:503:50:54

How much faith do you have, how much

better issue playing than four years

3:50:543:50:57

ago when she got bronze?

Playing

really well, consistently and their

3:50:573:51:04

tactical knowledge coming into the

business end of these Games, that's

3:51:043:51:07

where they're winning this week. She

has matured a lot in the tactical

3:51:073:51:12

game. My money is on Great Britain!

You heard it hurtful -- here first.

3:51:123:51:19

Over the last few days Broner and I

and of a body else at home have been

3:51:193:51:26

frustrated and wonderfully

entertained by short track speed

3:51:263:51:28

skating. We scratched our heads had

Elise Christie's agonies and we have

3:51:283:51:35

marvelled at the unpredictability of

the Netherlands from Ocean --

3:51:353:51:40

promotion from the bronze medal. But

the most bizarre moment in Olympic

3:51:403:51:46

history came in 2002 in salt lake

city, the men's 1000 metres when

3:51:463:51:51

there was an Australian who was

quite simply the last man standing.

3:51:513:52:01

COMMENTATOR: Three laps to go now.

3:52:013:52:07

Just the Korean to take out. Oh,

going around the outside. China in

3:52:083:52:15

second and Korea third, Canada in

fourth. Here is the bell. On his way

3:52:153:52:22

to gold, is he? Oh, there is a

folder, they've all gone! Steven

3:52:223:52:31

Bradbury to cross the finishing

line. If he's won that would be the

3:52:313:52:37

most amazing gold medal of any

Olympic Games.

3:52:373:52:43

Extraordinary. Mona remembers it

because it was 2002 when she won her

3:52:433:52:47

gold medal. Stephen Crabb reet from

Brisbane, the name you'll never

3:52:473:52:52

forget. He never placed higher than

eighth place in an individual event

3:52:523:52:57

and yet the left those Games as a

gold medallist for Australia.

3:52:573:53:02

Perhaps there is a crumb of comfort

to be drawn from that for Elise

3:53:023:53:06

Christie who has left her third

Games or is still in Pyeongchang but

3:53:063:53:11

has nothing to show for them. She

has promised to return for a fourth

3:53:113:53:16

in Beijing in four years' time and

she's been rationalising it over the

3:53:163:53:19

last few days with us.

A couple of

days since your Games came to an

3:53:193:53:27

end, how are you? How have the last

couple of days been?

Obviously a

3:53:273:53:31

tough few days, quite a bit of pain.

I haven't felt well from the pain

3:53:313:53:37

and I've been up and down. I've had

so much support back home, which has

3:53:373:53:44

been incredible, overwhelming. So

I'm doing OK. I have my moments. I

3:53:443:53:52

got injured in the Olympic Games and

that sucks. But it's done now, I

3:53:523:53:58

can't do anything about it, just

focus on the next four years.

In

3:53:583:54:02

terms of your ankle I can see you

are sitting here, we saw what

3:54:023:54:06

happened in the 1500 heat, what is

the prognosis and treatment plan?

3:54:063:54:13

The original prognosis was 4-6 weeks

completely off the ice. My brain was

3:54:133:54:20

telling me I couldn't be the Olympic

champion and my heart was telling me

3:54:203:54:23

otherwise. I didn't think I could

win but I hoped I will still capable

3:54:233:54:27

of winning a medal. I believe that.

Everyone back home, there were

3:54:273:54:33

messages from everyone that

influenced this but one specific

3:54:333:54:37

message from a young girl who had

got her mum to say, can you text

3:54:373:54:49

Elise and tell her that you're my

hero. That resonated for me and I

3:54:493:54:53

knew that she'd be watching and I

tried, and as far as I was concerned

3:54:533:54:59

I'd qualified, I thought it was

unbelievable. In the top 16 with

3:54:593:55:05

ligament damage to my ankle and I

think that shows you how physically

3:55:053:55:08

strong I am.

You mentioned the

support and all of the tweets and

3:55:083:55:14

messages, overwhelmingly positive

but not all positive, right? You've

3:55:143:55:19

had to respond to some people who

haven't been so kind.

I mean, I'm

3:55:193:55:23

happy for people to have an opinion,

I have a right to my opinion and so

3:55:233:55:28

do they and that's fine and they can

share it if they like but it's not

3:55:283:55:33

going to affect me so you might as

well not bother. I know what I've

3:55:333:55:36

done and I know everything I've gone

through to get here. And I know who

3:55:363:55:41

I am and what they say isn't going

to change that. So they're wasting

3:55:413:55:45

their time.

We followed your story

for many years now.

Keep following

3:55:453:55:51

it!

That's good, looking forward to

it. But after Sochi, you went on to

3:55:513:55:57

the World Championships and admitted

that when you stopped competing then

3:55:573:56:00

it really hit you. How do you feel

it will pan out emotionally when you

3:56:003:56:06

get back after this?

Obviously I

think there are times when it's

3:56:063:56:11

going to be tough but it's like I

said, I'm not in the same place I

3:56:113:56:16

was then. I suffered from depression

and everything else and that point.

3:56:163:56:21

I'm not in that position now, I have

my team around me. I still have a

3:56:213:56:26

lot of things I want to achieve. I

want to be the first to go under 42

3:56:263:56:31

seconds, I want to win the 500 gold

I haven't got. I'm improving, my

3:56:313:56:36

stats are going faster and only one

girl was beating me off the start.

3:56:363:56:41

She's insanely fast off the start.

Many things I want to achieve.

So

3:56:413:56:46

you aren't done and after the

thousand straightaway you were

3:56:463:56:50

talking about Beijing, 2022. Was

that spur of the moment or is that

3:56:503:56:56

is what you're going for next?

A bit

of both but I had been thinking

3:56:563:57:00

about retiring but it just came out.

Really?

But then I knew, I knew I

3:57:003:57:05

was going to keep going cars I

wouldn't have said it if I didn't

3:57:053:57:10

mean it. I'd like to do long track

and short track if we can. It's

3:57:103:57:17

difficult because we don't have a

long track in Britain but I want to

3:57:173:57:21

try and do both which probably means

sacrificing one of the short track

3:57:213:57:26

events, which would probably be the

1500! But that's OK. I can get

3:57:263:57:31

myself so strong, it's not going to

matter.

That's really interesting.

3:57:313:57:36

Watching you over the last week, I

think it's been a lesson to us all

3:57:363:57:40

in resilience and grit and courage.

Unfortunately you couldn't get the

3:57:403:57:46

medal you wanted but I think you've

really inspired a lot of people back

3:57:463:57:49

home.

Thank you, that's just as good

as any medal.

Here, here. Thank you,

3:57:493:57:56

Elise. Interesting she was saying

that she could do the long track and

3:57:563:58:00

short track which would be quite an

undertaking. In her absence it was a

3:58:003:58:04

busy last day in the short track

speed skating events. The men's 500

3:58:043:58:08

and the and women's 5000. They took

place without any British

3:58:083:58:17

involvement which I guess means we

can watch it without any hearts in

3:58:173:58:20

malls and I'm guessing we'd rather

not have that situation but there

3:58:203:58:23

was plenty to enjoy with Wilf

O'Reilly and Simon Brotherton.

3:58:233:58:29

From China, Wu Dajing, the Olympic

silver medallist from 2014.

And the

3:58:363:58:40

silver

3:58:403:58:47

silver medallist, Daeheon from

Korea. Ranked number four in the

3:58:473:58:49

World Cup this season. And big

medallist from the 1500 metres, 21

3:58:493:58:57

years of age, the new star of Korean

sport. Samuel Girard, the

3:58:573:59:06

21-year-old from Canada, Gold

medallist.

3:59:063:59:20

Four and a half laps of the track to

decide who is the Olympic champion.

3:59:203:59:27

False start.

I'm sure that was the

Chinese skater on the inside, Wu

3:59:273:59:35

Dajing. Number six, there. Only

allowed one false start. Not

3:59:353:59:45

remaining perfectly still on the

left of the screen.

Wu Dajing by a

3:59:453:59:49

fraction. In way that time and look

at the scramble for the first

3:59:493:59:56

corner, Wu Dajing getting there

first. A bit of a gap and trying to

3:59:564:00:01

close him down, Lim Hyojun. Hwang

Daeheon is in second for Korea.

4:00:014:00:07

Three laps to go. Wu Dajing is going

to try and take it from the front

4:00:074:00:12

for China with the two Koreans

chasing him. Second at the moment,

4:00:124:00:16

Hwang Daeheon. Samuel Girard can't

get involved in fourth place. Wu

4:00:164:00:24

Dajing leading the way at the bell,

the Koreans can't close the gap.

4:00:244:00:29

Samuel Girard is in fourth. Wu

Dajing takes gold and second place

4:00:294:00:33

was Hwang Daeheon.

4:00:334:00:38

was Hwang Daeheon. 39.59 is the time

and he's broken his own world

4:00:394:00:42

record.

That was a superb piece of

skating, that's the strategy he

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needed to take.

4:00:454:00:51

He made it look so easy. I think the

Chinese team are extremely excited

4:00:534:01:00

about winning the gold medal. At

last, China have a gold medal in

4:01:004:01:05

male short track speed skating

through Wu Dajing.

And for the first

4:01:054:01:09

time in pretty much a week, China

rather smiling because they haven't

4:01:094:01:13

really enjoyed some of the decisions

from the judges. They have been

4:01:134:01:17

complaining about it. They have dug

hard done by, but they will have

4:01:174:01:20

forgotten about it now because China

have a gold digger with the silver

4:01:204:01:25

won earlier in competition. It's a

world record for Wu Dajing.

4:01:254:01:34

world record for Wu Dajing. He

bossed the final from start to

4:01:344:01:35

finish.

4:01:354:01:40

What a final line-up we have got

here.

4:02:004:02:09

here. Nine laps of the track and

they are away first time. Boutin,

4:02:094:02:17

not surprisingly, at the front.

Coming around is Shim Sukhee. A

4:02:174:02:26

momentary lapse of concentration

from the others.

4:02:264:02:33

from the others. Fontana is content

to watch the others for now.

Now

4:02:334:02:36

it's about picking up the speed.

Negative splits every lap, making it

4:02:364:02:41

more difficult for the skaters to

power from the back.

4:02:414:02:48

power from the back. They are

fighting amongst themselves at the

4:02:504:02:52

moment. The two career Koreans are

waiting to pounce, with just five

4:02:524:02:56

laps to go. Choi Minjeong has a

blisteringly fast turn of pace.

4:02:564:03:03

Fontana starts to have a look.

Schulting now at the front. Boutin

4:03:034:03:10

in second place. They have three to

go. Schulting leads.

4:03:104:03:18

go. Schulting leads. Choi Minjeong

at the back of the moment. Schulting

4:03:204:03:23

still leading the way. It is going

to be tagged around the bend.

4:03:234:03:31

Schulting leads the way! Choi

Minjeong try to go around outside,

4:03:314:03:35

and both Koreans have crashed!

Schulting leads. Arianna Fontana

4:03:354:03:40

finishes in third and it's a

disastrous finish for Korea. Suzanne

4:03:404:03:45

Schulting can't believe it. She is

the Olympic champion. What an upset!

4:03:454:03:50

Schulting takes the gold for the

Dutch, but what a disappointment for

4:03:504:03:55

the home crowd with Shim Sukhee and

Choi Minjeong ending up in a heap on

4:03:554:03:58

the floor of the last lap. Let's

have a look once more. You can see

4:03:584:04:07

Schulting at the front, toy trying

to come around the outside. They

4:04:074:04:10

will be interested to see whether

there was contact with Arianna

4:04:104:04:14

Fontana from Italy. The two Koreans

take each other out.

With an

4:04:144:04:21

almighty thump into the padding. But

Schulting, Boutin and Fontana claim

4:04:214:04:24

the medals.

HAZEL IRVINE: it's great stuff. And

4:04:244:04:32

the men's relay is the high point of

the whole programme. As you can

4:04:324:04:36

imagine, the South Korean home team

were determined to give them

4:04:364:04:40

something to smile about, because

they had already won the women's

4:04:404:04:45

gold. Mass hysteria had broken out

and smelling salts were at the ready

4:04:454:04:48

as we go into this incredible race

in the men's. But not going the host

4:04:484:04:53

nation's wait, because one of their

skaters went sprawling midway

4:04:534:04:58

through it. That cost him a place on

the podium. The Koreans couldn't

4:04:584:05:02

catch up with the other three, and

Hungary claimed their first ever

4:05:024:05:05

gold in a Winter Olympics and their

first medal of any colour for 38

4:05:054:05:10

years. And guess who was the man

first crossed the line? It was

4:05:104:05:15

Shaolin Sandor Liu, who happens to

be the boyfriend of a certain Elise

4:05:154:05:19

Christie. The man who crossed the

line, Shaolin Sandor Liu, is her

4:05:194:05:24

other half. And just as he has been

there for her at these games, she

4:05:244:05:28

was there for him in his nation's

greatest winter moment. Lots to

4:05:284:05:33

smile about. So, all of that has

been the headline news, not just in

4:05:334:05:42

Hungary, but here in Great Britain.

These were the other stories that

4:05:424:05:46

were catching our eye.

There will be no medal for Britain's

4:05:464:05:53

male curlers, who lost the

tie-breaker with Switzerland 9-5.

4:05:534:05:57

Kyle Smith and his rink can look

back on a creditable Olympic debut.

4:05:574:06:01

They were fifth. Andre Mara begins

with a Swedish man to win the

4:06:014:06:05

Olympic slalom since the great

Ingemar Stenmark in 1980 at Lake

4:06:054:06:10

Placid. Britain's Dave Ryding came a

brilliant ninth place. And I was

4:06:104:06:16

also surprise in the women's Alpine

combined, with Switzerland's

4:06:164:06:23

Michelle Gisin winning gold. Lindsey

Vonn's last Olympic race saw her

4:06:234:06:26

failed to finish it. Russian curler

Alexander Chris on its key has been

4:06:264:06:31

stripped of his bronze after

admitting to an anti-doping

4:06:314:06:34

violation. Norway will now be

promoted to the bronze medal. And

4:06:344:06:41

Ben Kilmer has just joined us in the

last couple of minutes.

4:06:414:06:44

You are our snowboarding Olympian.

They are attacking it this time on

4:06:484:06:52

skis in the half-pipe. Tell us about

the proportions of that final of

4:06:524:06:55

snow and ice. Not so little, is it?

Not at all. Half-pipe is normally

4:06:554:07:02

tend to be 160 to 180 metres long.

They are on a 17 to 18 degrees pitch

4:07:024:07:09

and the walls are 6.7m high. To put

that into perspective, if you have

4:07:094:07:14

an average size house, it's slightly

bigger than a normal house. These

4:07:144:07:19

things are huge. If you're sat in

the bottom of them, it completely

4:07:194:07:24

engulfs you.

We saw Rowan Cheshire

take a creditable seventh in the

4:07:244:07:30

women's ski pipe. We will be talking

about the men's. You watched the

4:07:304:07:35

qualification, with no British

involved, and you said there was a

4:07:354:07:38

lot of holding back. By what

percentage?

Well, I mentioned a

4:07:384:07:43

couple of days ago that people were

holding back quite a bit. You can

4:07:434:07:51

tell when you have seen them over

time. Some of these guys were

4:07:514:07:55

pushing themselves hard enough to

qualify, but I knew that they have

4:07:554:07:59

more tricks in their bag.

So who

would get the gold medal? Let's find

4:07:594:08:04

out with James Woods and Tim Warwood

in the final of the ski pipe.

4:08:044:08:08

Representing Canada, Noah Bowman.

The Canadian camp will be fizzing on

4:08:134:08:21

adrenaline, thanks in no part to

Cassie Sharp's gold medal a few days

4:08:214:08:27

ago. She came and bossed it here and

now Noah Bowman, who in my opinion,

4:08:274:08:34

Woodsy, has the greatest style in

the half-pipe. This man is liquid

4:08:344:08:38

skiing.

Absolutely! And everyone's

favourite as well. Watch him ski. A

4:08:384:08:48

huge 360 to start things off. Noah

Bowman's technique is superpowered.

4:08:484:08:57

This is everything you could want to

do in a half-pipe.

Goodness me!

We

4:09:004:09:09

can see how confident Noah Bowman

is. I cannot express how difficult

4:09:094:09:14

all of these tricks are. The one

thing Noah Bowman's run does lack is

4:09:144:09:19

the lack of forward spinning. That

seems outrageous, because that is

4:09:194:09:24

infinitely easier to do in a

half-pipe, but Noah Bowman chooses

4:09:244:09:28

to only do the one click at the top.

4:09:284:09:35

There you go, Noah Bowman into the

lead.

4:09:434:09:49

lead. This is David wise, the

defending champion.

4:09:504:10:00

defending champion. Who you would

see made a meal of qualifying, but

4:10:004:10:03

he sits here now in the finals and

he has got some huge tricks in his

4:10:034:10:06

arsenal.

4:10:064:10:11

arsenal.

A ginormous switch into the

left side double 12. Oh, no! David

4:10:124:10:17

Wise has gone down.

4:10:174:10:23

Wise has gone down.

Wow. That is

devastating. He is finding himself

4:10:254:10:29

in unfamiliar territory here. You

would say he is finding his form

4:10:294:10:33

now, though.

He has come out of the

gates swinging. Amazing competing

4:10:334:10:40

from David Wise over the last period

of time. Look how high he is, it's

4:10:404:10:44

insane.

4:10:444:10:49

insane.

Now, coming out of Sherwood

Park in Canada, Mike Riddle, the

4:10:504:10:55

Sochi silver medallist, and 2017

world champion. One of the older

4:10:554:11:04

guys on the circuit, you would see.

But he has a huge bag of tricks.

He

4:11:044:11:13

has some creative grabs in his click

bag when he wants to delve deep.

4:11:134:11:21

He always starts with a big pipe

run. And alley-oop through 360. Two

4:11:244:11:36

hands on the skins.

4:11:364:11:42

hands on the skins. -- the skis. And

a pipe double 900. Beautiful. Look

4:11:424:11:49

how chill he is.

4:11:494:11:54

how chill he is. It is almost a

challenge to do less.

4:11:554:12:03

challenge to do less. He landed a

little bit skew whiff on his double

4:12:034:12:05

12.

4:12:054:12:08

Next, Beau-James Wells.

Come on!

Very good friends with our

4:12:154:12:26

commentator James Woods here. There

is his dad. He has just seen his

4:12:264:12:31

brother crash out in practice. How

is he going to be feeling, Woodsy?

4:12:314:12:39

Beau has New Zealand on his

shoulders and he has his brothers on

4:12:394:12:42

his shoulders. Unfortunately, they

couldn't compete. Byron was looking

4:12:424:12:54

great, but he went down. So it is

all up to Beau now for the Wells

4:12:544:12:58

family. That will be the pressure

he's feeling among more than having

4:12:584:13:02

New Zealand on his back.

Breakfast

time at the Wells has in a couple of

4:13:024:13:07

weeks could be made a lot easier if

he could podium here. The flag

4:13:074:13:12

bearer for New Zealand. Huge!

That

is Beau's signature opener. Now he

4:13:124:13:23

has both of those double cork

twelves. We saw that trick from

4:13:234:13:30

Murray Buchan as well.

Oh, my

goodness! Comes across the line like

4:13:304:13:37

Superman.

4:13:374:13:42

Superman.

He reaches all the way

back.

4:13:424:13:50

back. He is going to be incredibly

happy with that.

Alex Ferreira, the

4:13:524:13:59

X Games silver medallist.

Alex has

been coming out so strong since day

4:13:594:14:07

one. He has got all of the tricks,

all of the technicality to win this.

4:14:074:14:15

Not even kidding.

4:14:154:14:21

Not even kidding.

Starting off with

a huge 1260.

4:14:214:14:32

a huge 1260.

Switch right seven.

4:14:324:14:37

That feels good to him. We always

say if the riders are happy, which

4:14:444:14:50

he clearly is, you can see his

elation.

He knows that is a massive

4:14:504:15:00

run. This half-pipe final is

America's to lose. If everyone lands

4:15:004:15:03

their run clean, the question is

which American will be on top.

4:15:034:15:18

Now, Aaron Blank, our first-place

4:15:234:15:29

qualifier. If he has got a receipt

for this, now is the time to get it

4:15:294:15:33

out and redeem it.

4:15:334:15:40

The big start, 720. Look for his

signature move, the Switch double,

4:15:414:15:48

completely blind. My goodness, going

into the switch double ten, that's a

4:15:484:15:53

huge aspect. Double flat spin, 900

and the double 12. My goodness. When

4:15:534:16:00

you thought it couldn't get any

better,

4:16:004:16:06

better, Aaron Blunck jumping in. The

judges are going to lose their mind

4:16:084:16:14

about that.

Look how blind it is,

not even looking to see where he's

4:16:144:16:19

going, relying purely on his senses.

If we can't see his eyes then he

4:16:194:16:24

can't see us on the landing. No idea

where he's going but that's

4:16:244:16:28

fantastic, the switch down the pipe,

the double ten, arguably the hardest

4:16:284:16:35

thing he can do. Back-to-back.

Ooh.

Goodness me. Well... That score

4:16:354:16:45

doesn't reflect his reaction. So...

Run one, looking very good indeed.

4:16:454:16:55

Alex Barrera top spot for the USA,

and then the Canadian and the kiwi,

4:16:554:17:05

keeping the American podium clean

sweep at bay, for now. Next, need a

4:17:054:17:10

Porteous. -- Nico Porteous. He had a

stellar run and in your eyes poll be

4:17:104:17:18

the best he's had in the pipe.

A

blinding run and all he can do is

4:17:184:17:24

improve. He can set back and be

confident with the first run. A

4:17:244:17:28

brilliant result, the Olympic final,

he's so young and so much more to

4:17:284:17:33

give so we can see what he's got for

us. Starting with the double Cork

4:17:334:17:40

1440, reaching back for the tail.

That's going to give extra.

The

4:17:404:17:47

first 1440 we've seen in the pipe in

the finals.

Backing it up with the

4:17:474:17:51

right side double 12. Oh, my days!

The double Alupa Clarke spin nine.

4:17:514:17:58

Oh, it's huge! -- the double

4:17:584:18:06

alley-oop.

Three and a half

rotations, mums and ads. Goodness

4:18:124:18:15

me. My goodness.

My goodness! He

can't believe it.

Porteous is well

4:18:154:18:26

on his way to upsetting that

potential US one, two, three with a

4:18:264:18:32

huge score, man.

If you want to know

how exciting this is, James Woods is

4:18:324:18:39

standing on his seat in the

commentary booth! All eyes go back

4:18:394:18:43

to the top. The defending Olympic

champion. Getting the mark of

4:18:434:18:51

respect from the start marshal. His

time to turn it on. The man who

4:18:514:18:55

doesn't take no for an answer when

it comes to being taken down in the

4:18:554:18:59

halfpipe. He's a fighter. Dropping

in switch, would see.

Huge start for

4:18:594:19:05

David Wise.

He's gone! This is

incredible, I can't believe this is

4:19:054:19:12

happening to David Wise.

The man who

sprinkles pressure on his breakfast

4:19:124:19:18

cereal... His fans are stunned.

4:19:184:19:27

cereal... His fans are stunned. My

goodness. Clipping the deck. That's

4:19:274:19:33

how these skis are designed. They

are designed to do that to save your

4:19:334:19:36

legs. Less they save than a crash.

4:19:364:19:46

Torin Yater-Wallace,...

Putting some

fuel on his fire and you're going to

4:19:464:19:54

see him go mad. Not the first run he

wanted, nowhere near it.

In 2017 he

4:19:544:20:04

had an infection and nearly died, he

was in a coma. He's come out all

4:20:044:20:10

guns blazing since then. Look how

big that is.

Wow, the right double

4:20:104:20:16

12, his signature move and everyone

seems to be taking it from him.

4:20:164:20:22

Switch right, left, Right, down the

pipe.

Oh, there it is!

The double

4:20:224:20:27

alley-oop.

Can he land it? No! He

couldn't land it. We spoke about it

4:20:274:20:36

on the run before. He could have got

in another hit but you won't see a

4:20:364:20:40

bigger fifth hit than that.

He's got

no business doing that there. He can

4:20:404:20:48

see the lip and he tries to bring

his legs in.

Disaster.

That's very

4:20:484:20:57

sore, man. Look at that.

Yes that,

exactly. That smile means, I've got

4:20:574:21:03

the final in the bag if I can figure

out how to do it! So, Alex Barrera,

4:21:034:21:12

currently sixth, in second. -- Alex

Ferreira.

That's ace apprised

4:21:124:21:18

position for Alex to be in -- that's

a surprise. The Americans expected

4:21:184:21:26

to be first and second and third and

then Porteous did well. Landing flat

4:21:264:21:34

but keeps his speed into the double

1080. Switch. Down the pipe. 1080,

4:21:344:21:42

back-to-back tens. He needs to wrap

it up, which he does. Here he goes,

4:21:424:21:47

switch.

Ooh even better than his

first run!

Alex Ferreira is stepping

4:21:474:21:56

up, man. Holy cow.

The Harry Potter

of the halfpipe world here. Just

4:21:564:22:05

wizard

4:22:054:22:13

wizard through there.

What judges

going to do? An unknown entity,

4:22:134:22:21

Porteous dropping in there.

Something we haven't seen. How are

4:22:214:22:25

the judges going to compare

Ferreira's run to that? Oh, my

4:22:254:22:32

goodness.

Oh, my gold!

Alex Barrera,

I think he'll explode if he wins the

4:22:324:22:39

gold medal. He'll actually explode!

-- Alex Ferreira.

The magnitude of

4:22:394:22:47

the competition just hit Porteous.

So, run two, the results look like

4:22:474:22:54

this. Blunck, the hot favourite, in

sixth place. Porteous with a crazy

4:22:544:23:04

run in second and Ferreira again

answering back with a 96 flat.

4:23:044:23:15

Porteous, the beginning of the

final, so grateful to be here. He

4:23:154:23:19

knows he has the big tricks but he

doesn't have the experience and the

4:23:194:23:22

name that these big guys have. He

comes down and puts down 94

4:23:224:23:28

something and it blew the field

away. When Ferreira takes the lead

4:23:284:23:34

from him the world crashes down on

him and the competition really hits

4:23:344:23:38

him.

He's chilling. He's accepting

the second run as an absolute

4:23:384:23:45

blinder and you know what, good for

him. He doesn't feel he's going to

4:23:454:23:51

improve so he is surfing it out,

enjoying himself. He says, you know

4:23:514:23:58

what, I won't bet that.

Interesting

move from Nico, not taking his run

4:23:584:24:06

but that second run...

Now, David

Wise, the defending Olympic

4:24:064:24:14

champion, who has won the most out

of the male halfpipe skiers.

Radzi

4:24:144:24:18

asked me in the break whether nerves

are a thing when you're in this. Ask

4:24:184:24:26

David Wise now! All the press is on

him. Winning more than you can

4:24:264:24:31

imagine. Switch, right -- the

pressure. A bit of a wriggle but he

4:24:314:24:37

completed it nicely. Double Cork,

1260. Perfect. Switch, left, down

4:24:374:24:46

the pipe. Ten. Right side 12, four

doubles. Boom!

That's it.

The only

4:24:464:24:57

thing I can pick out of the run was

the very first hit, the switch

4:24:574:25:03

right, double 1080, did he wriggle

out of it? Was it a stress for him

4:25:034:25:08

to land it? This here wasn't.

My

goodness, under the most amount of

4:25:084:25:14

pressure! 97.2, the defending

Olympic champion Paul is a

4:25:144:25:22

proverbial rabbit out of the hat.

What can this boy do? Beau-James

4:25:224:25:34

Wells, from Monaco.

He's done

everything he plans to do in this

4:25:344:25:39

competition.

In the lead up to this

he's been eyeing up the Olympics

4:25:394:25:42

like a hawk for a very long time.

He's got a switch double in his

4:25:424:25:53

arsenal, he's started everyone with

a big switch down the pipe and 20,

4:25:534:25:57

with a lot of style and has put down

flawless runs. He has the switch

4:25:574:26:01

double in his arsenal. Whether he's

going to use it to try and up his

4:26:014:26:09

score, we're going to find out.

Dropping in switch, very fast.

4:26:094:26:14

Beau-James Wells from New Zealand.

Switch, double, down the pipe. This

4:26:144:26:19

is the run for him. Right side

double 12, he's only got to flip

4:26:194:26:25

back into the routine he's been in

for a long time. Double left and

4:26:254:26:30

right side double flare. Left,

double 12, landing it clean.

My

4:26:304:26:37

goodness.

Well done, that man. Talk

about stepping up when it counts,

4:26:374:26:42

man.

You said it, you knew he had

the switch double in his arsenal.

4:26:424:26:49

Nico Porteous giving him a big hug.

What a nice rotation as well from

4:26:494:26:54

Beau-James Wells. We saw that

punishing David Wise, on his first

4:26:544:27:00

of two runs. 91.6.

No, he hasn't, it

is fourth place for him.

So, Alex

4:27:004:27:12

Ferreira, I can't begin to describe

how he's feeling.

He knows he's

4:27:124:27:18

second, maybe third if Blunck can

pick him. But he's on the podium. --

4:27:184:27:23

can beat him. He's in a race for the

top spot. First after his first run

4:27:234:27:31

and his second run, can he be first

after his bird? He's seen

4:27:314:27:35

improvements in both runs. If ever

there was a time to rip the lid off

4:27:354:27:40

it, now is it. Come on, from era.

You could tell from the time he was

4:27:404:27:48

in the air, that was a double 12.

Doing the switch perfectly.

He'll be

4:27:484:27:56

fizzing inside, running on pure

adrenaline. That's massive going so

4:27:564:28:01

big, the TV doesn't do it justice.

Oh, my goodness. Alex Ferreira

4:28:014:28:08

hasn't knocked it out of the park,

he's strapped it to a space rocket

4:28:084:28:12

and sent it to outer space! What was

that?

Somehow he landed it

4:28:124:28:16

perfectly.

Never seen anything like

it in my life.

That was huge. I

4:28:164:28:23

think he's going to explode.

Cover

your eyes, people, I'm not sure

4:28:234:28:27

what's going to happen if he goes

first. Oh, 96.4. Look at that. Well,

4:28:274:28:36

well, well. That's a men's ski

halfpipe final to remember. I hope

4:28:364:28:44

you had that recorded because it

will take some re-watching to try

4:28:444:28:48

and decide that one. Alex Ferreira

taking second. Huge shout out to

4:28:484:28:54

Nico Porteous. But David Wise, the

Olympic champion, has pulled the cat

4:28:544:29:01

out of the bag in his third and

final run. So, the official results

4:29:014:29:08

are in.

4:29:084:29:15

Shout out to Beau-James Wells, with

the best run he's ever produced, for

4:29:154:29:19

fourth.

4:29:194:29:24

Double Olympic champion, that must

feel pretty good?

It feels amazing,

4:29:254:29:28

I don't believe it. I couldn't

believe I won last time and today, I

4:29:284:29:34

can't believe it.

Doing it in front

of your family must be special?

So

4:29:344:29:37

called to be here with my family. I

feel that I'm the front man for an

4:29:374:29:43

amazing group of people, the

doctors, strength team, coaches, but

4:29:434:29:49

my team really starts with my wife

and kids, so to have them supporting

4:29:494:29:53

me as part of the team is amazing.

Win, lose or fall, I have my people

4:29:534:29:59

and it was so cool.

I just wanted to

land that run, getting them back to

4:29:594:30:07

back, that's a dream come true,

especially at the Olympics. Couldn't

4:30:074:30:10

get any better.

And he's from

Hamilton too, Porteous, which is

4:30:104:30:16

about the flattest part!

4:30:164:30:22

You said David Wise had a few tricks

up his sleeve, and so it proved. Was

4:30:224:30:27

that the right result for you?

It

was a battle of the Americans and it

4:30:274:30:33

was a battle between the Kiwis as

well. If I were to judge it, I would

4:30:334:30:39

have scored Ferreira first and David

Wise second and probably Beau third.

4:30:394:30:47

David Wise had it all to do because

once again, as was Ferreira, it was

4:30:474:30:52

run three, the only time he could

put this down.

It was on his third

4:30:524:30:57

run. He fell on both one and two. So

the pressure was on the last one.

4:30:574:31:05

And his run was flawless. I can't

take it away from him. Amplitude is

4:31:054:31:12

right up there. The judges have

maybe... They are awarding technical

4:31:124:31:21

difficulty, so some of the harder

tricks were maybe what they were

4:31:214:31:25

looking for compared to Ferreira.

There is no doubt that Alex

4:31:254:31:28

Ferreira, again on the third run, it

took the breath away. It was a

4:31:284:31:33

stunning event. For you, what's the

difference between this one in terms

4:31:334:31:37

of the marks given come aware what

it lost four Ferreira?

I think it's

4:31:374:31:42

here.

4:31:424:31:47

here. Why Wise has done bigger

tricks at the top, whereas Ferreira

4:31:494:31:50

has gone for slightly smaller, but

much bigger in amplitude. He is only

4:31:504:31:57

just managing to hold on. To

describe the impact they are going

4:31:574:32:01

throughout this height, it's like

getting squashed. It is like almost

4:32:014:32:04

having a train on your back loading

you down. So much force is going

4:32:044:32:09

through their legs to try and stay

on their feet.

We thought it would

4:32:094:32:13

be an American clean sweep with Wise

in gold and Ferreira in silver, but

4:32:134:32:18

in comes a 16-year-old, the first

Kiwi man ever to win a medal at the

4:32:184:32:21

Olympic Games. It has been 26 years

since they won medals in anything.

4:32:214:32:27

But this guy is the third youngest

man ever to win a Winter Olympic

4:32:274:32:31

medal. He was born 77 days before

the opening ceremony of the Salt

4:32:314:32:37

Lake City games!

They are getting

younger and younger! It is so good

4:32:374:32:43

to see the New Zealand guys up

there, competing against the world.

4:32:434:32:48

They have a great mountain range

where they are. I hope to see more

4:32:484:32:55

funding for these guys after the

performance they are putting in.

4:32:554:32:59

There were two Wells brothers in

this one from New Zealand. In the

4:32:594:33:05

end, it was Nico who gets the bronze

medal. He didn't elect to perform

4:33:054:33:10

his third run. There is a great

quote from him. He says, I hope I

4:33:104:33:15

didn't come across as cocky, because

I had nothing left. That was all I

4:33:154:33:19

had in the bag. That was the best

run I have ever done.

I think at the

4:33:194:33:25

Olympics or any of the big events,

you put your life on the line.

4:33:254:33:29

Sometimes, you can only do it once a

day. I think he has accepted, I have

4:33:294:33:34

done the best run of my life. I

probably couldn't do it again. So

4:33:344:33:39

he's just saving himself, which is

probably a good thing.

I suspect we

4:33:394:33:43

will see a lot more of him. It is

all about impressing the judges as

4:33:434:33:49

well in the bigger competition, the

inaugural one, the women's final we

4:33:494:33:52

are about to see. A lot is Ryding on

this for the women snowboarders,

4:33:524:33:56

because a lot of them were cheesed

off that earlier in these games,

4:33:564:34:00

their slopestyle final had been

staged in the middle of a howling

4:34:004:34:04

gale. And there will more crashes

than completed runs, so they were

4:34:044:34:07

determined to show the world what

they could do and they did exactly

4:34:074:34:11

that. It was a chance to impress in

the company of Jamie Nicholls and

4:34:114:34:14

Tim again.

4:34:144:34:19

Welcome to Alpensia Ski Jumping

Centre. Today it is the women's

4:34:194:34:22

snowboard Big Air.

4:34:224:34:27

snowboard Big Air. Silje Norendal.

Going is huge!

4:34:274:34:44

Going is huge! Beautiful!

That was

huge.

Phenomenal from the Norwegian.

4:34:444:34:48

A little bit of a wash, nearly 100

degrees of rotation before she takes

4:34:484:34:54

off, but that is the only fault

here. The grabs are there. She is in

4:34:544:34:59

control.

There are going to be some

big tricks coming.

Miyabi Onitsuka

4:34:594:35:10

dropped a couple of clips online a

few weeks ago of her getting back to

4:35:104:35:18

double cork 1080s, the clipboard of

power back in the mix today. Big

4:35:184:35:23

shout out to Colin Holden.

4:35:234:35:34

shout out to Colin Holden. Ooh! You

know what the big difference there

4:35:344:35:36

is? The grabs. Every time I have

seen her go for that night, she let

4:35:364:35:41

go of the grab early. She only just

got it with her fingertips.

4:35:414:35:52

got it with her fingertips. Now, she

took a gold medal in slopestyle.

4:35:564:35:58

Damian Zielinski most experienced

and successful woman in freestyle

4:35:584:36:03

snowboarding right now -- Jamie

Anderson is the most experienced

4:36:034:36:08

woman. She is missing none of the

big trophies, just relaxing. Lovely

4:36:084:36:13

shimmy. She put doubles in her

locker of tricks. She has gone

4:36:134:36:19

straight in.

Wow, she wants that

double gold medal.

The grab is held

4:36:194:36:27

for so long.

That was so nice.

Beautiful style, so compact.

That

4:36:274:36:41

has got to be in the 90s.

4:36:414:36:52

has got to be in the 90s.

Reira

Iwabuchi, Jenny Jones was chatting

4:36:524:36:57

to her coach is also the translator

for the Japanese team, and she said,

4:36:574:37:00

how do you code her? She said, we

don't have to do anything. She is

4:37:004:37:06

one of the most self-motivated

people on the Japanese team. She

4:37:064:37:10

just says, I want to do this, and

works with the coaches in a

4:37:104:37:13

conversation.

Wow.

4:37:134:37:22

conversation.

Wow. That was amazing.

Everyone said wow!

4:37:224:37:29

Everyone said wow!

Look at the grab.

It is short, same as we saw from

4:37:294:37:36

Onitsuka.

Apart from letting go of

the grab early, that was very clean.

4:37:364:37:44

She slides in behind Jamie Anderson.

So from the 16-year-old to the

4:37:484:37:56

31-year-old veteran, Yuka Fujimori.

Unbelievably, she came to freestyle

4:37:564:38:03

snowboarding in 2015, transferring

out of snowboard cross. The opposite

4:38:034:38:08

direction to the way most people go.

Most freestylers decide to give

4:38:084:38:13

snowboard cross a go once they get

to 26 or 27.

That was so good.

A lot

4:38:134:38:26

of control here.

This is so awesome

to watch. Women snowboarding is on

4:38:264:38:33

fire right now.

4:38:334:38:38

fire right now.

Yuka Fujimori is

very pleased with that first jump.

4:38:404:38:46

Jamie Anderson has pointed at the

fence and sent her biggest gun in to

4:38:464:38:51

get a 90 point.

4:38:514:38:57

Sina Candrian desperately need this.

She fell in the first one. I don't

4:39:234:39:27

think she will back away from the

1080.

No, I think she would give it

4:39:274:39:33

another go. I hope she does.

4:39:334:39:40

another go. I hope she does.

Winding

up beautifully, and there it is.

4:39:404:39:41

That was better than yesterday's.

4:39:414:39:49

That was better than yesterday's. A

tiny little scuffle of the hand.

She

4:39:494:39:52

just misses it. She is reaching

down. She is so close to getting it.

4:39:524:40:02

She has one score on the board. Back

up to the top. Jamie Anderson put so

4:40:024:40:12

much pressure on everyone.

4:40:124:40:22

much pressure on everyone. Very

clean. What are we going to see from

4:40:224:40:24

her? This is critical. Just doing

her little dance! And it works for

4:40:244:40:29

her.

4:40:294:40:34

her. How did she hold onto that?

That was the years of experience.

I

4:40:364:40:44

like how she does that, it's very

different to a lot of the other

4:40:444:40:50

girls' double minds. It's a

different rotation.

4:40:504:40:56

different rotation.

Everything very

tidy so far. She's the enviable

4:40:574:41:05

position of having two huge scores

under her belt.

4:41:054:41:12

under her belt. Zoi

Sadowsky-Synnott, we saw her switch

4:41:134:41:16

backside nine in qualifying and it

was beautiful. I think we will see

4:41:164:41:20

it again now.

4:41:204:41:25

it again now.

Wow, that was amazing!

For me personally, I find this more

4:41:274:41:32

impressive than the front side and

the captains. It's massive. It's

4:41:324:41:38

beautiful and it is the hardest

rotation.

She went so high.

You are

4:41:384:41:45

going backwards and turning into the

abyss.

The rolling at the end is my

4:41:454:41:50

favourite part of that trick.

She

controls the end so perfectly.

I

4:41:504:41:55

love that.

She has got the double

backflip in there. I love the fact

4:41:554:42:02

that she has done this as perfectly

as she can.

4:42:024:42:09

as she can. 92, so deserved. The New

Zealander with a fantastic second

4:42:104:42:13

jump.

4:42:134:42:19

jump.

What a fantastic shot.

Anna

Gasser, the Austrian, stands for her

4:42:194:42:25

second jump.

4:42:254:42:37

It pushes the riders to become more

diverse. It is going to be the

4:42:444:42:48

backside double cork. Oh, she stomps

it!

That was amazing.

She so

4:42:484:43:00

deserves this. She has been able to

come out here and showcase the very

4:43:004:43:08

best of women's snowboarding,

stomping two from two in this

4:43:084:43:11

format. It is the best combined

score from two jumps, and she has

4:43:114:43:18

given herself the luxury to go for

her best trick on the third and

4:43:184:43:21

final run.

4:43:214:43:26

final run.

Ooh, I thought she would

have got a lot higher than 89.

It's

4:43:274:43:32

not the biggest jump we have seen.

She slots in behind Jamie Anderson.

4:43:324:43:41

The size of Anderson's jumps has

been breathtaking.

4:43:414:43:54

So the third run is approaching and

at the moment, it looks like a big

4:44:074:44:12

battle between Anna Gasser and

Anderson.

It seems like it.

4:44:124:44:20

Anderson.

It seems like it.

Silje

Norendal is definitely in the

4:44:254:44:26

running for the bronze medal if she

can land something big here. She got

4:44:264:44:34

a solid 70 pointer.

4:44:344:44:41

a solid 70 pointer. Holds her nerve

really well. She is watching the

4:44:434:44:50

wind here, I think. Or maybe getting

her music going.

4:44:504:44:59

CAB ten. Wow, what was she doing?

She had already done a perfect CAB

4:45:044:45:11

nine. Really odd decision from Silje

Norendal.

She saw this one as her

4:45:114:45:22

big scoring dump and thought, I can

add more to this jump than I can to

4:45:224:45:26

the other one.

I thought she was

going to go cab ten.

4:45:264:45:37

That's good enough for fifth at the

moment.

4:45:394:45:43

That's good enough for fifth at the

moment. Kantian, the frontside 1080

4:45:434:45:44

is in the bag. -- Candrian.

I wonder

what's next.

4:45:444:45:56

what's next. Backside tail other

match -- or the switch back

4:45:564:46:03

backside.

It's the switch backside.

Ooh. Now we have a big game on our

4:46:034:46:10

hands.

Switch excited nine.

And the

frontside 1080. Missing the ground

4:46:104:46:16

again.

It's almost like she did

exactly the same -- missing the

4:46:164:46:25

grab.

Two really big spins in there.

She's put it down. It's actually

4:46:254:46:34

lovely, if you look at the rotations

in a modular sense. But that was a

4:46:344:46:39

drag. Without the hand she might

have gone down.

Definitely

4:46:394:46:45

penalising her for the hand drag.

Massively.

Anderson.

So, Anderson,

4:46:454:46:53

so used to qualifying in first. Only

made it through in sixth place. So,

4:46:534:46:58

she qualifies. In the middle of the

pack but that hasn't stopped her

4:46:584:47:03

adding pressure to all of the other

riders. Her first jump, 90.2,

4:47:034:47:10

backing it up with 87.25, meaning

she has the luxury of really going

4:47:104:47:16

for it here.

Tell you what, the body

language isn't as relaxed.

No, it

4:47:164:47:22

isn't. It means maybe she's going

for something big that she's not

4:47:224:47:25

used to.

We didn't see the little

shimmy.

No.

4:47:254:47:33

shimmy.

No.

Cab 1080, to the last

line. How did she not explode into a

4:47:334:47:38

million pieces?

That was sick.

Unbelievable, cab double Cork 1080.

4:47:384:47:48

She knew she had to do that because

she knew that Anna Gasser was

4:47:484:47:51

dropping in after her. And she would

have been doing the same trick.

Wow.

4:47:514:47:57

That was impressive.

So, Jamie

Anderson with that drop has

4:47:574:48:05

potentially left the door open for

Anna Gasser. But this is going to be

4:48:054:48:13

one of the most interesting jumps.

Sadowski is not, having absolutely

4:48:134:48:24

stumped the switch backside 900, can

now drop in -- Sadowski Synnott.

4:48:244:48:31

Frontside. No way. Frontside 1080,

no one's seen that yet.

Wow. This

4:48:314:48:39

was so good to watch.

That could

have been it, the clean frontside

4:48:394:48:44

ten for her could have been gold. No

joke. She only needed an 87 with

4:48:444:48:52

that to go into the lead.

Wow. I

didn't expect that from her. I don't

4:48:524:48:58

think I've seen her tried that

before.

You can see her score, 92.

4:48:584:49:08

The double backflip was the weak

link. Can't believe I'm saying that

4:49:084:49:12

but it puts her in third place

behind Anna Gasser, who is yet to

4:49:124:49:18

drop and Jamie Anderson, who

currently occupies the gold medal

4:49:184:49:20

position. Iwabuchi in fourth is

still yet to drop. A little bit of

4:49:204:49:29

wind up on the top and Iwabuchi is

by far the smallest and lightest

4:49:294:49:33

rider in the final.

4:49:334:49:39

rider in the final.

We're going to

see the backside 1080 again, I'm

4:49:414:49:45

sure of it. She wants it this time.

So driven and self-motivated. She's

4:49:454:49:51

pushing to land the backside double

Cork 1080. Will we see it now? Too

4:49:514:50:00

slow. Too slow.

The rotation just

wasn't there.

She's been following

4:50:004:50:06

them so consistently. You know what,

she saw Jamie Anderson go and she

4:50:064:50:12

thought, I'm going massive and I

think she slowed down the rotation

4:50:124:50:15

because of that.

If she'd just gone

a little bit digger.

Well, there's

4:50:154:50:25

only one woman left to drop food

cannot Sadowski Synnott out of

4:50:254:50:33

bronze medal position. -- who can

knock. Iwabuchi.

4:50:334:50:46

Fujimori, 31 years old. So,

Fujimori.

I wonder if we're going to

4:50:464:50:58

see the cab 99. Or was it the front

99? She got a bit lost on that

4:50:584:51:04

second rotation.

4:51:044:51:09

second rotation.

Getting 82.25, so

anything in the 90s is going to

4:51:104:51:12

boost her right up.

Yes.

4:51:124:51:23

She stayed in the rotation better

there.

Yeah, she did.

She committed

4:51:234:51:28

to the second Cork.

She over rotated

a little bit.

Oh, disappointing for

4:51:284:51:35

Fujimori. She can't land those last

two jumps after a beautiful backside

4:51:354:51:42

900 on her first hit.

4:51:424:51:51

Wow, a phenomenal performance from

Fujimori. She can't land that third

4:51:514:51:56

run, though, so it's 122.75. The

16-year-old New Zealander knows that

4:51:564:52:03

she has a bronze medal. And Jamie

Anderson knows that she's got, at

4:52:034:52:11

the least, Silver. Only this woman

can move out of gold medal position.

4:52:114:52:16

What are we going to see, Jamie?

Come on, and. I want to see the cab

4:52:164:52:22

double ten. It needs to be big,

though.

Three full rotations.

4:52:224:52:28

Rotating with your front opening up

to the landing. Anna Gasser. So

4:52:284:52:35

consistent, she's landed two

beautiful jumps already today. There

4:52:354:52:38

hasn't been a moment of doubt or

hesitation. Can she seal it now?

4:52:384:52:47

Sheila to so relaxed, doesn't she?

So relaxed -- she looks so relaxed.

4:52:474:52:55

OK. Ooh, my gosh. This one is going

down to the wire!

I didn't think she

4:52:564:53:08

had bad. I thought the first

corkscrew was a bit too vertical.

4:53:084:53:13

Wow.

Look how made up she is, we

talked about this being the best

4:53:134:53:20

example of women's riding and look

at this, this is what it means to

4:53:204:53:24

them, to be able to lay down in

perfect conditions on a brilliant

4:53:244:53:28

jump. It's the opposite scenario to

what we saw in the women's

4:53:284:53:32

slopestyle just over a week ago.

The

pump on that.

And the style.

She

4:53:324:53:38

went deep as well.

Look at her back

leg through the corkscrew, there.

4:53:384:53:43

Holding the grab.

96. Highest

scoring trick of the day, without a

4:53:434:53:53

doubt.

I think that's the most

technical and stylish trick we've

4:53:534:53:58

ever seen in women's snowboarding.

Unbelievable.

Absolutely beautiful.

4:53:584:54:04

96, yes!

She's done it. It's the

gold medal for Anna Gasser.

4:54:044:54:10

Well-deserved.

Very, very

well-deserved. Anna Gasser, just

4:54:104:54:18

making it into gold medal position,

head of Jamie Anderson.

Look at

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those scores.

Incredibly bright

future for the New Zealander,

4:54:234:54:27

Sadowski Synnott. Iwabuchi, the

other rocky,

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Sadowski Synnott. Iwabuchi, the

other rocky, down in fourth place.

4:54:324:54:33

STUDIO: Great contest and you got to

say that the drop in from the top of

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the slope down has to be one of the

iconic images of these Games, Ben.

4:54:394:54:44

It is, what a spectacle, finally the

ladies showing us what they were

4:54:444:54:48

capable of after the havoc in

slopestyle. Really pleased.

The

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question remains, are you a member

of the cab under flip club?

I am,

4:54:514:54:58

but the number one rule is that we

don't talk about it!

We can talk

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about it with Anna Gasser because

she put it in

4:55:034:55:05

about it with Anna Gasser because

she put it in her run, twice. This

4:55:054:55:07

winning run in the third was

deserved gold for you, Ben?

I think

4:55:074:55:13

so, the frontside double Cork 1080.

In women's snowboarding, it's the

4:55:134:55:20

best trick out there. Anna Gasser,

although we had Katie Ormerod, she's

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the first person to do the double

Cork in women's snowboarding. Anna

4:55:244:55:29

Gasser is the first person to put it

down in competition so she's leaving

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the frontier for women's

snowboarding.

Gold for Austria and a

4:55:334:55:39

second medal of these Games for

Jamie Anderson who won the

4:55:394:55:43

slopestyle gold medal. In fact the

American became the first

4:55:434:55:47

snowboarder ever to win two

snowboarding medals at the same

4:55:474:55:50

Games for women. Yet another

milestone for

4:55:504:55:52

Games for women. Yet another

milestone for her. This, deserving

4:55:524:55:56

of the Silver Medal? What made it

special?

The frontside

4:55:564:56:01

of the Silver Medal? What made it

special?

The frontside 1080, the

4:56:014:56:01

first run that she did was so clean.

Jamie Anderson is one of those

4:56:014:56:06

snowboarders who has that smooth

style, she holds onto her grabs one

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start to finish, so she really

executes tricks perfectly. The

4:56:124:56:16

judges award her massively for this.

She's landing quite far down the

4:56:164:56:20

landing which they also look out

for. Little things count. Sometimes

4:56:204:56:25

spectators don't see.

OK, just

before we'd seen a Kiwi bronze

4:56:254:56:32

medal. There's another one, having

waited 26 years for another Wendelin

4:56:324:56:37

picks medal, two in two hours. She's

like the male compatriot, only 16

4:56:374:56:43

years old. Sadowski Synnott, she's

from Wye, a very part of the world.

4:56:434:56:52

-- very mountainous.

When you don't

switch, you are in a very different

4:56:524:56:58

position and for the female

snowboarders to have these tricks in

4:56:584:57:01

their bag is absolutely amazing. I

think these girls have put on such a

4:57:014:57:06

good show for us at these Games.

It's really good, I hope that it is

4:57:064:57:14

now a spectacle.

It sure was and I'm

sure everyone in New Zealand is

4:57:144:57:19

delighted because between her and

neat code they are on the medal

4:57:194:57:21

table. OK, it's on the second page

-- and Nico. Two bronze medals

4:57:214:57:30

today. Great Britain in 17th place.

The Silver ferns are flying high. A

4:57:304:57:38

record 13th gold for Germany too, in

the team Nordic Combined, the best

4:57:384:57:42

ever Games for the Germans. Claire

is back at seven o'clock. And in the

4:57:424:57:48

life programme overnight when you

seen extra with Radzi, you've got

4:57:484:57:53

the ladies' free programme deciding

which Russian teenager claims gold.

4:57:534:58:02

We'll be reviewing that with Jayne

Torvill in the afternoon programme

4:58:024:58:06

tomorrow. Very much looking forward

to that. But of course

4:58:064:58:11

tomorrow. Very much looking forward

to that. But of course it could well

4:58:114:58:11

be Great Britain's best ever Games

as well. We are searching for the

4:58:114:58:16

historic fifth medal in these Games.

Could Eve Muirhead guarantee us at

4:58:164:58:21

least a silver by sweeping past the

Swedes in her semifinal in the

4:58:214:58:27

Carling? It starts at 11th of 5pm UK

time. The clock is ticking. We've

4:58:274:58:32

got to dash. We'll catch you

tomorrow. Goodbye.

4:58:324:58:37

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present coverage as day 13 of the Winter Olympics draws to a close in PyeongChang, South Korea. The afternoon sees the conclusion of the men's curling semi-finals. Great Britain's male and female curlers both reached this stage at the Sochi Games, winning silver and bronze respectively. There is also a chance to catch up on the day's men's slalom and the women's ice hockey gold medal game.