BBC Two Day 14: Curling - GB women in semi-finals Winter Olympics


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BBC Two Day 14: Curling - GB women in semi-finals

09:15-13:00: Clare Balding hosts live coverage of the Winter Olympics, including the semi-finals of the women's curling, men's speed skating 1,000m and the men's biathlon relay.


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In Korea, we like games of strategy.

We like games that take their time,

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progress slowly but take you under

their spell. We like a game called

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go. The oldest board game, played

for thousands of years. It's a game

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of stones, probability and

calculation. The aim of the game it

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is to place your stones to control a

desired territory. But, this isn't

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the only game here that is played

with stones. This

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the only game here that is played

with stones. This game is hypnotic.

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Superior tactics will ensure you

guard against enemy attack.

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guard against enemy attack. Brush

your opponents' stones away.

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your opponents' stones away. End

your adverse ferries' chances. So

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complex it carries heavy mental

weight. In South Korea, we have a

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new love. We love curling.

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CLARE: Patience, endless practice

and perfect strategy are some

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of the ingredients that go

into making an Olympic champion -

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and when it comes to curling -

strategy might be the most

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important.

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It's a huge day inside

the Gangneung Curling Centre

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where the semi-finals will decide

who goes for gold and who can win

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no better than bronze.

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And the team of Eve Muirhead,

Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams

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and Lauren Gray know that this

is the key match.

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They were furious to lose out four

years ago to Canada and have made

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it their aim since then to put

the score right.

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Sweden are the opponents today.

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The semifinal is at 11 o'clock,

and we will have it

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live here on BBC One.

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With me to discuss it all,

dissect and perhaps explain a few

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things is the Olympic silver

medallist from Sochi - Dave Murdoch.

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He skipped his side through this

semifinal stage. This has to be the

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tensest day of the lot.

Yes, this is

the day you've been training for for

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four years. Now it's here, it is

upon you. It's a strange day. You

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wake up a bit nervous, a bit excited

at the same time. The girls, they've

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got a big day ahead and they need to

focus and make sure they keep

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everything simple.

Have you been

staying up late into the night?

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There's been a lot of that. It's

been curling all through the day,

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watching the highlights, and all the

other sports. I've really enjoyed

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the Olympic Games.

Really sad for

Kyle Smith and his

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Kyle Smith and his really young team

who were selected to go out there.

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They played exceptionally well, they

lost up to the Swiss in their

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tie-breaker. Maybe they might end up

being very proud of that

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performance.

They should be very

proud. It's not easy. They did very

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well. They were actually in control

of that game against Switzerland.

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That shot from Ben White Schwartz

was probably the shot of the

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tournament. You have to feel for the

guy a little bit, it was a tough

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break -- Benoit Schwarz.

Switzerland

have been in action against Canada.

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Therein mind Canada were knocked out

of the women's competition by Great

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Britain and it could be the first

time since curling was reintroduced

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into the Olympic programme that

Canada walk away without a medal.

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They are trailing as we join it at

the beginning of the tenth end. The

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Swiss leading 7-5.

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COMMENTATOR: Canada would have to

score two to tie the game.

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Definitely advantage Switzerland.

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Valentin Tanner with the first stone

of the tenth end. A match which for

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a long time Switzerland have

controlled. They came out at the

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beginning, playing almost flawless

curling. They forced Canada to give

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up the steel in the first couple of

ends. It was a while before

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Switzerland picked up two in the

fourth, then Switzerland responded

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perfectly well. They got themselves

into a two shot lead. We've traded

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shots pretty much since the halfway

point. Switzerland have always

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looked as though they've got their

noses in front. As we come to this

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last end that's exactly how they

sit, two ahead. Canada have managed

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to claw it back on a couple of

occasions but the Swiss have been

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hanging on, more than anything else.

Hammer in the final end, they are

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two behind, they need to score two

here and take this into an extra

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end. If that were the case

Switzerland would have that hammer

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in an extra end.

We rarely see this

shot made, trying to push it towards

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the bumper. Needs the faintest of

touches.

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touches.

Well, that's the first time

he's been asked to do that in this

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match, and he misses by a couple of

inches. Quite a long way, to be

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honest.

Is such a hard shot to play.

He couldn't just remove that yellow

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stone. They can't remove

opposition's stones from the area or

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it will be replaced.

Just explain,

we've seen Canada ignore them

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before, why in the last end would

you change tactic?

It's a good

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question, Steve. They could quite

rightly have thrown another stone at

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the top of the eight foot but they

are really wary that by putting

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additional stains in play they give

Canada the chance to score two or

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even three -- stones. They are going

to make Canada worked really hard.

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Just to refresh the situation for

you, Canada have never, ever been in

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a bronze medal match. They've ways

been in the gold-medal match to

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content about, or the silver. That's

the worst they've done, the silver

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in the men's competition. The women

not even making it into the final

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four. The men hoping to have some

consolation of a bronze medal here.

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If Canada were not to win a medal in

these team competitions it would

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have been one of the biggest shocks

of the Winter Olympics. The USA

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beating them in the semifinal

yesterday.

That's not a good shot

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there from Brent Laing. It's summed

up the last week for him. This could

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be a gay men do here. -- a gamer

Ende.

Just to finish off what I was

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saying, after Brent Laing plate that

shot it's been a week which has

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ebbed and flowed all the time to

Canada. At times they've looked very

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good, the sort of Canadian men's

team you would expect to see at the

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Olympics. At other times not playing

very well. Kevin Koe on occasion not

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managing to play the sort of shots

he is renowned for. This is Peter de

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Cruz, the Swiss skip. They are the

team who got past Great Britain in

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the tie-break, and now are edging

closer to the bronze medal. A lovely

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shot there from Peter de Cruz.

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shot there from Peter de Cruz.

We

saw the one who won the bronze medal

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in 2002.

Yes, Salt Lake City.

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in 2002.

Yes, Salt Lake City.

This

is really difficult to Canada after

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that missed guard by Brent Laing.

They are going to try and

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desperately hide behind something.

This yellow stone is really wide out

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but they could get a result out of

it. Not this time...

All Switzerland

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need to do is keep taking stones out

and keep things nice and clear. They

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know Canada, if they keep trading

stones, there's not going to be an

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opportunity to Kevin Koe. Looking to

try and work something once they get

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down to the last two or three.

Claudio Patz has played brilliantly,

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I've been really impressed with him

all the way through the tournament.

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Canada will need a bit of help here

from Switzerland. They don't have

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anything going at the moment. Canada

will have to try and find a way to

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bite a tiny edge of the rings. We

saw them employ this tactic

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yesterday against the USA. They are

going to try and freeze the end side

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of this yellow stone.

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Lines good!

Very difficult

situations Canada here. Is going to

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sit on that outside yellow but it

really is out there.

That's a great

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shot, actually. But Switzerland

could try and peel that. The problem

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they have is it just going to run

straight towards the one at the

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bottom now. That was a great shot by

Canada.

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Canada.

Switzerland have come down

to have a look. Decide how they want

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to do this. No mistakes here,

they've got this close.

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THE TEAM DISCUSS IN FRENCH.

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So they want to come across the

other side and not leave a chance

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for double, a bit of a change of

thinking there.

Yes, I mean, I guess

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Canada could hit their only yellow

stains and try and spin a couple

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into the house. They are thinking if

they put another one on the eighth

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that Canada will have to work harder

to score too.

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Somewhere on BT line here would be

ideal the Claudio Patz. -- somewhere

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on the line here would be ideal for

Claudio Patz. Perfectly played,

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really. Canada need to decide if

they can get a couple of yellows in

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to the house using these ones.

Kevin

Koe could never have envisaged this

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situation. He's doing his best, they

are thinking, they are trying to at

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least create something here. Must

get their too. They've only got two

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stones to play after this. Two Swiss

stones there, trying to come across,

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bringing them in. Doesn't even get

second shot, though. You can here be

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frustration. Sorry, there is a few

expletives going around. That is the

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pressure these men are under. Canada

are heading towards a situation I

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don't think anyone would have been

able to believe. The women's team

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doesn't make it out the Round Robin,

and this is beginning to look like

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the bronze medal is going to go to

Switzerland.

This should be a pretty

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straightforward double here for

Benoit.

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Oh, he has only got the one. He has

only got one and Canada are still

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alive here in this bronze medal

game.

Well, the nerves must be there

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for Benoit Schwarz as well. Of

course he was nervous in that shop

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they played against Great Britain

when they picked up five in the

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night. But we have seen this a

couple of times from him, his first

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stone not quite where he wanted to

be. But obviously looks good from

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the point of Switzerland, but Canada

could have a chance to move all of

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these here. Here he goes. Canada's

medal hopes pretty much pinned on

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this stone. He's got another one

after this but there is too much red

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there. He needs to shift them. The

big swing back from the Canadian

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skip. Can he rescue this situation?

Watching intently, it's got a

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chance. It's got a very good chance.

But he only gets the two out and one

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still sits there. Switzerland still

sit in shot and they could certainly

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move one if not both, certainly get

rid of at least one. Now, what does

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he do here?

Just hit that one a

little bit too much on the inside

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and roles of right side of his own

yellow. It's easy to get them both

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moving. It's just whether he can

wiggle that top one past the back

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red. It does look like if they play

the double then the yellow might

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kind of go between the two reds or

at least off the back red and three

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between them.

It doesn't matter if

he moves his red, if he gets both

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yellows out, it doesn't matter. But

what he doesn't want to do is leave

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an easy take out 424 Canada with the

last stone.

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last stone.

So, Benoit Schwarz, the

chance for a bronze medal, an

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Olympic medal against Canada, an

unlikely medal. Could this be it? It

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is. He has got them both! That's it.

It's the bronze medal for

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Switzerland. Benoit Schwarz comes

down the other end. He was going to

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jump in the air. Polite as ever.

This Swiss team have conducted

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themselves with the utmost decorum

throughout this. They knocked Great

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Britain out, they were well beaten

by Sweden in the semifinal but they

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have come up against Canada in the

bronze medal match and they were the

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best. They have headed it all the

way through and Canada have to say

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the better team won today.

Switzerland where the better team

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and they have got the bronze medal.

Huge congratulations to the Swiss

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and they really have been a story in

this game is. As Kevin Koe walks

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around dejected, Canada will have to

do is re-evaluate everything. They

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took the gold in the mixed

competition, but in the men's and

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women's, they leave Pyeongchang in

nothing -- with nothing.

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nothing -- with nothing. Now, the

Swiss, building into these games,

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you have been impressed by them, not

a surprise they have got a medal,

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but more of a surprise about Canada?

Canada have been such a powerhouse

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for such a long time, running the

sport for so long, so for those guys

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not to take a medal from the team

events is a huge shock. Not to take

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anything away from Switzerland.

You

would think actually Kyle Smith and

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the lads would feel, OK, we lost to

a pretty good side, actually, and

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that shop that Benoit Schwarz played

against Britain in the knife was

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stunning. A little bit different

here.

Peter de Cruz skips and plays

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the second rocks. He and Ben Wahab

Riaz together since juniors. -- he

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and Benoit Schwarz have been

together since juniors. Benoit Paire

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is a very quiet guy but very

confident when he gets on forms.

B

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final is USA against Sweden and

actually, USA might be the biggest

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shock.

I can't believe the US I are

in the final. For them to beat

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Switzerland and Canada, that is just

an incredible result and great for

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American curling.

Is it good for

International curling?

It is. It is

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great to see some different figures

growing the game.

That will be at

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6:30am on Saturday morning, if you

are up early tomorrow. David, four

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years ago, can you talk me through

your thought process before your

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semifinal against Sweden and what

you thought about it in terms of how

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important it was in your career?

For

me, it was such a big event. It was

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my third Olympics. Didn't even think

I was going to be in such cheap. Was

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there, came through an incredible

tie-breaker, beat Norway to be in

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the semifinal and going up against

my big friend Nicholas Dean, knew it

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was going to be a really tough game.

We knew we were in for a tough one.

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But I really wanted it. I really

wanted it. Our team wanted it and we

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battled through that entire game.

The thing was really holding our

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nerve.

I loved the scenes

afterwards. We will have a look at

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the closing stages of your semifinal

four years ago against Sweden.

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The line, so David Murdoch again

with the chance for glory, the

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chance to take his team into the

Olympic final for a guaranteed

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medal. He needs to draw this into

the forfeit.

He needs to come past

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the red that the top of the house.

It needs to turn. This is a great

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chance. Dave Murdoch may well have

done it. He has! The fists Indiana

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and the British crowd are jumping up

and down in stands. They have got

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just one match for gold or silver.

It is just brilliant and watching it

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again. You probably haven't seen it

too many times with the commentary.

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It still gives me goose bumps today.

To finally get that medal, having

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missed out in the previous two

Olympics, you can see it there just

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how incredible it was.

The parallels

actually, there are a few of them.

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Eve Muirhead equally at her third

Olympic Games, missed out at the

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semifinal stage four years ago. She

could only fight for a bronze. So

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her preparation, the fact she has

been with the team that she knows

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really well. How much does that team

dynamic matter or how much does the

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skip had to do with it?

For the

girls, I think they have really

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settled into their week much better

this time. I am seeing real calmness

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in Eve this week. The fact she has

been that and done that with the

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semifinal from last time around, I

think that really bodes well for

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Great Britain today and for them to

actually achieve their goal. They

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just need to do what they have been

doing, keep tight as a unit and have

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a lot of patience.

That is the key

today. She has played one of the

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shots, I suppose Benoit Schwarz

would get top shot of the

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tournament, but

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tournament, but this shot from Eve

was a stunner because it was a game

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changing shot as well.

It was very

tight with the Canadians and this

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was sensational. It was just

sensational. Eve lined it up, she

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saw the double on the guards, we see

the girls holding the line now, and

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the result she gets from this, to

take the two stones off and as well

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to live first and second shot with

the T-line, amazing.

She is also a

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great golfer and turned down

scholarships and the chance to go

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down to American colleges. She is

also very good at bagpipes.

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Multitalented.

She has not had the

easiest time health-wise. She was

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eventually diagnosed with coeliac

disease after having problems with

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her digestive system, so that has

changed her diet.

Yes, there are

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things she has worked on and had to

deal with these scenarios. All

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credit to her all really figuring

everything out. Even what she has

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done now to be where she is, be more

confident and this week the training

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she has done, the guys that have

worked with her off the ice to have

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her in perfect physical shape and

the same with the rest of the girls.

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How many hours a day would you train

as a curler?

The guys do so much

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work. The girls will be in the gym

lifting weights for two hours every

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day. There may have got their

cardiovascular session. Then four or

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five hours on the ice and they are

doing that every day. On top of

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that, you travel around the world,

in Canada, in Japan, and it really

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takes a lot out of your body. It's a

tough career to be a full-time

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athlete.

And you do have physical

elements, Anna Sloan has a bad knee

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injury.

Yes, she tore one of her

knee ligaments so had a bad time

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last summer. She had to rebuild her

need to get it up to where it is

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now. It's a reward for that to be in

great shape and here now, and great

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with the support staff that have

allowed that to happen.

And they are

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great, great friends, they have a

great bond. Quarter past 11, Team GB

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skipped by Eve Muirhead will take to

the eyes. If they win this match, it

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would guarantee Great Britain gold

or a silver medal at worth and that

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would make -- at worst, and that

would make a Great Britain's best

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ever Winter Olympics. So much other

sport has been going on and in ice

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hockey, it is reaching crunch

stages. Did you see the women's

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final yesterday?

I did. I loved it.

Well, the men are getting things

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right to the medal stages, so let's

get the latest with the semifinals.

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The Czech Republic versus the

Olympic Athletes from Russia. The

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first men's semifinal is underway.

It is the red of the Czech Republic

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against the white and red sleeves of

the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

0:25:460:25:55

I'll pay are pushing hair. There is

a chance. They score! -- the Olympic

0:25:560:26:03

Athletes from Russia are pushing

here. There is a chance. They score!

0:26:030:26:07

Finally knifing through that back

line.

0:26:070:26:13

line. The keeper is beaten.

The

vision to go back to deserve, you

0:26:130:26:21

can see cap resolve in front, but

just an amazing pass. He can't get

0:26:210:26:28

across in time and this shot,

upstairs.

0:26:280:26:38

upstairs. Kaprosov, you would

probably make the argument he was

0:26:380:26:42

pushed in there. Two teams letting

their work be done between the

0:26:420:26:45

whistles, not afterwards.

Here

0:26:450:26:56

whistles, not afterwards.

Here comes

the OAR. Oh, magnificent!

0:26:560:26:58

Magnificent for the OAR team. He

leaps up and finds him.

A great shot

0:26:580:27:11

in to create this on one. He knows

he wants to go back door to that

0:27:110:27:19

defender. It's a little bit bubbly

and it lands just perfectly onto the

0:27:190:27:24

tape.

The Russians trying to win

gold for the first time since 1992.

0:27:240:27:29

They lead as we rejoin it with Ken

Simpson alongside Seth.

0:27:290:27:35

Everybody has had time to think

about things.

0:27:410:27:48

about things. Time but always have

something to say about the game.

0:27:490:27:55

Quite an expressive character. The

shot goes through.

0:27:550:28:05

shot goes through. Now another

chance. Didn't see much of that. He

0:28:060:28:09

did well. Can the Czech Republic

find a way through?

0:28:090:28:21

Right now, it feels like they have

forgotten the combination locks and

0:28:210:28:27

they are just spinning and spinning

and spinning, hoping somehow they

0:28:270:28:31

will find that magic combination.

Great analogy. It is not like it is

0:28:310:28:37

for want of trying. They are having

a heck of a time trying to get

0:28:370:28:42

through. The OAR team have done such

and amazing job defensively have.

0:28:420:28:53

This could be problem. Great

defensive play there to deny him.

0:28:530:28:58

And they go back the other way.

Another big deflection and it will

0:28:580:29:07

be just outside the zone. The Czech

Republic come again. Too many white

0:29:070:29:13

shirts though.

I little slip. This

could take advantage. They could

0:29:130:29:23

save.

Rebound taken again! Again.

Another great opportunity goes

0:29:230:29:28

begging. He tries to go all on his

own and he can't get through the

0:29:280:29:36

fourth man. The first three were

easy enough. But they are gambling

0:29:360:29:39

now. The Czechs are going all they

are going home. -- are going hard or

0:29:390:29:49

going home. A rebound and they will

quite enjoy this. Hard hit into the

0:29:490:29:55

wall.

Played it well. This is fun

right now, back and forth.

Rattle

0:29:550:30:02

into the zone, intercepted and

turned back. Back he goes. He won't

0:30:020:30:05

get there. Not in time to do

anything with this. He turns and

0:30:050:30:14

it's a good save.

0:30:140:30:20

This is great hockey. It's

thoroughly absorbing. Is the

0:30:200:30:24

turnover deep inside the zone.

Just

a bit of indecision there from

0:30:240:30:36

Koukal. He was looking in a

completely different direction when

0:30:360:30:43

he made the save.

0:30:430:30:53

O a R are now under seven minutes

away from that return to an Olympic

0:30:540:31:01

final -- OAR. Of course it would be

the first as OAR but we have to be

0:31:010:31:07

more pragmatic than that. This is a

team of Russians competing in a

0:31:070:31:14

different jersey. Too high. That was

a heavy, heavy shot. Another chance.

0:31:140:31:23

That goes through. They are giving

it everything, the Czech Republic.

0:31:230:31:30

Surely they will get a chance to

convert?

0:31:300:31:38

convert? They've worked so hard.

They keep going, keep going. With

0:31:380:31:43

the belief that they are going to

get a chance at some point. Now they

0:31:430:31:48

come to the middle. That's a soft

one.

0:31:480:31:54

one. That will just be anywhere. Get

rid. Those tired players will have

0:31:540:31:58

to remain on the ice.

You wonder if

OAR take their time out right now.

0:31:580:32:08

You've got to give a tip of the cap

to the Czech team, they've not let

0:32:080:32:12

up. They've been giving everything

they can.

0:32:120:32:18

Great call, Kent. Time out, Olympic

Athletes from Russia want to get

0:32:280:32:33

some rest here.

It comes back to

execution once again. We've seen

0:32:330:32:38

them in this third period, the Czech

Republic have been all over this OAR

0:32:380:32:45

team. Koshechkin is so big he

doesn't give you a lot of room. You

0:32:450:32:54

almost overcompensate as a shooter.

You really try to pick those

0:32:540:32:58

corners.

He's trying to discuss the

play. He wants the shots coming more

0:32:580:33:02

from the middle. It looks at least

like what he's saying is you've got

0:33:020:33:08

to use the area between the circles.

That's going to be your highest

0:33:080:33:14

percentage shooting area. The issue

is getting the puck for the shots.

0:33:140:33:24

Won by OAR. They had to win it. That

helps them so much. They can go for

0:33:280:33:33

a line change. They will head to the

bench. The Czech Republic have five

0:33:330:33:41

and a half minutes. Great pass from

Erat. Getting it out wide to Kovar.

0:33:410:33:57

A good battle, this one. Now they

will work it with Kovar behind the

0:33:570:34:03

net. Tries to push into the space

out in front.

0:34:030:34:12

out in front. Kovalchuk just about

keeps everybody on-site but there

0:34:120:34:14

wasn't much in it. Czech Republic

going to break out.

0:34:140:34:24

Out again by OAR. Two down, you need

one to get back and start climbing

0:34:330:34:41

the mountain in a hurry. It is a

big, big hole. That they've got to

0:34:410:34:48

get out of here.

0:34:480:34:57

get out of here. 4.24 remaining and

OAR doing a terrific job.

They are

0:34:570:35:00

doing a wonderful job, keeping the

pucks away from the front of their

0:35:000:35:08

net. If you can keep it there from a

defence of the perspective you

0:35:080:35:15

aren't going to give away too many

scoring chances.

0:35:150:35:22

scoring chances.

Face-off, stolen...

0:35:220:35:35

Station to station now with speed.

How long -- the whistle-blowers. No

0:35:390:35:50

pressure at the net.

0:35:500:35:59

pressure at the net.

Radil did a

good job to get the shot away. But

0:35:590:36:02

if he's going to make that save,

nine out of 100 times, if there's no

0:36:020:36:07

one there to get the rebound it

doesn't push the issue.

If you look

0:36:070:36:13

at the OAR defenders, they've done a

really strong job of looking after

0:36:130:36:16

him. What is it Czech Republic have

got to do over the next few minutes?

0:36:160:36:21

They seem to have the most success

when it's off the rush. When they

0:36:210:36:25

get it down in the OAR zone... Look

at that, five jerseys surrounding

0:36:250:36:31

Radil there. No wonder they aren't

going to get much of an opportunity.

0:36:310:36:35

If they can continue to come up with

speed that terrific. Now you've just

0:36:350:36:40

got to start getting everything

towards the Olympic Athletes from

0:36:400:36:46

Russia net.

0:36:460:36:51

Russia net. Big face-off here as

well. Russia has been very, very

0:36:510:36:56

good in the defensive zone when it's

come to winning face-offs. Puck

0:36:560:37:00

possession is very much here. The

Czech Republic will have their place

0:37:000:37:07

at top. Looking for a quick shot.

0:37:070:37:13

It goes to the side walls, Erat just

about gets it through. Now a

0:37:210:37:29

chance... Erat denied.

0:37:290:37:34

chance... Erat denied. A dropped

stick cost them zone time. The Czech

0:37:360:37:38

Republic have got to go back into

their own zone, deep into their own

0:37:380:37:44

zone.

0:37:440:37:49

zone. Total commitment here from OAR

to the cause. Back it comes out in

0:37:490:37:56

front. Koshechkin again is there.

0:37:560:38:09

Back to the top it goes... Saved

again by Koshechkin. It came off his

0:38:120:38:20

legs. And it cleared away. Under

three minutes to go. How much longer

0:38:200:38:26

do they leave it?

0:38:260:38:33

do they leave it? Good play again by

the OAR.

0:38:330:38:39

the OAR. He goes for a line change.

It's pretty much thank you, I've

0:38:390:38:46

done my bit, I'm going to take my

seat. That may be his last shift in

0:38:460:38:51

the game.

0:38:510:38:57

the game. Great job this by OAR.

Keeping it deep. Maybe now they can

0:38:570:39:01

get the stretch pass into the zone,

with dip in there. Huge hit coming.

0:39:010:39:07

Defensive play there.

0:39:070:39:16

Defensive play there.

Back on the

blue line. Can they use the

0:39:170:39:20

numerical advantage to get six on

five? They need one quickly here?

0:39:200:39:25

They've given possession away.

They've got men through...

0:39:250:39:33

Koshechkin never saw that. Missed

the net by a mile. OAR can clear and

0:39:330:39:39

get it down the ice. Tight into the

red line. Telegin putting the

0:39:390:39:49

pressure on. 90 seconds remain. The

Czech Republic will go after this

0:39:490:39:56

one.

0:39:560:40:02

one. Pushed towards the net again.

Good reach. Offside here.

0:40:020:40:14

Good reach. Offside here.

Datsyuk

Knocked that puck out of the air.

0:40:160:40:19

Incredible, incredible player.

No

time out for the Czech Republic.

0:40:190:40:24

They lost it contesting the first

OAR goal.

Down to 73 seconds. They

0:40:240:40:32

say this was chipped out by Datsyuk

and hit the Russian bench. So it's a

0:40:320:40:41

face-off deep in OAR territory. A

big score here for the Czech

0:40:410:40:48

Republic.

The net will remain empty.

Something for OAR to have a go at.

0:40:480:40:58

73 seconds away. From the gold-medal

match. They'll face the winner of

0:40:580:41:07

this match either Germany or Canada.

Is there one last twist? Here they

0:41:070:41:18

have it on the blue line.

0:41:180:41:26

have it on the blue line. Erat Is

trying to find space. Another

0:41:260:41:29

attempt on goal. It stopped out

front. They can't get any quality

0:41:290:41:33

here. It's so scruffy, they are

under so much pressure. Trying to

0:41:330:41:39

bank it off the back of Koshechkin.

Desperate times from the Czech

0:41:390:41:43

Republic and OAR, as the Russians

send it down the ice. Here comes the

0:41:430:41:53

captain Erat. Closed down by five.

OAR are going to escape to victory

0:41:530:42:01

here. They may cap it with a final

goal! They do. The empty net which

0:42:010:42:08

sets OAR to the final. -- sends OAR

to the final. They are going to play

0:42:080:42:18

for Olympic gold for the first time

in 20 years. The Czech Republic have

0:42:180:42:23

put up a valiant fight, but at the

end of

0:42:230:42:33

end of the day Kovalchuk and the

Russians are just too clinical. They

0:42:330:42:37

will march on to the final in some

style.

The Czech Republic pushed and

0:42:370:42:44

pushed, and they gave it their all.

Look at the emotion from Kovalchuk

0:42:440:42:49

there. You can see how important

this is for this Olympic

0:42:490:42:59

this is for this Olympic from -- OAR

team. Ultimately the Czech Republic

0:43:000:43:04

couldn't break through the OAR

defence. A terrific game from OAR.

0:43:040:43:09

They scored when they needed to and

they shut the door from there.

0:43:090:43:22

Cleared away, as the countdown is on

in the arena. CHEERING

0:43:250:43:31

Q Russians celebrations. A country

disgraced in Sochi four years ago. A

0:43:310:43:44

hockey team that was disgraced with

their performance on the ice four

0:43:440:43:48

years ago. If this is the redemption

tournament, this group of Russians

0:43:480:43:54

proudly will take on the chance for

gold, despite the fact the name on

0:43:540:43:59

the front of their jersey says OAR.

Make no mistake, this will be Russia

0:43:590:44:05

versus either Canada or Germany in

the final.

A remarkable hockey game.

0:44:050:44:15

Like we said, hats off to the Czech

Republic. They gave them some

0:44:150:44:21

serious push back. There was high

emotion, high energy. At the end of

0:44:210:44:29

the day the OAR team just too good.

0:44:290:44:37

MUSIC

0:44:430:44:51

Come on, baby.

Yes!

Come here,

brother.

Keep calm and curl on.

0:44:590:45:14

Come on, baby.

Yes!

Come here,

brother.

Keep calm and curl on.

0:45:140:45:17

Staying calm may well be the

challenge, not just for all of us

0:45:170:45:21

tuning in to see how the semifinal

goes for Great Britain, but also for

0:45:210:45:27

the crowd in there because the other

semifinal is Korea versus Japan, the

0:45:270:45:31

have a feeling it will be very

noisy. But victory for the British

0:45:310:45:35

women would see them through to the

gold medal match. Let's remind you

0:45:350:45:40

of how close they are as a unit. The

lead Lauren Gray, she plays the

0:45:400:45:47

first stone, followed by Vicki Adams

and then Anna Sloan, who has

0:45:470:45:51

recovered from her knee problems,

and then the skip with the honour of

0:45:510:45:56

the final stone is Eve Muirhead.

They are getting themselves ready.

0:45:560:46:00

They well have done there, they do a

draw, don't they?

For the semifinal,

0:46:000:46:04

it has been predetermined. Because

Sweden finished above Britain, they

0:46:040:46:13

well have last stone in the first

end. But they have time to practice,

0:46:130:46:18

make sure the stones they are

playing with our all they thought

0:46:180:46:20

they would be and how much they

curl. They can settle into the game

0:46:200:46:25

ahead.

They have met many times,

Sweden and actually Scotland,

0:46:250:46:30

because more often they play

Scotland in the European and World

0:46:300:46:35

Championships, a very tight head to

head between them. 21 times they

0:46:350:46:38

have met.

Yes, they have battled a

lot. That is what happens when you

0:46:380:46:45

play week in, week out around the

world. Eve has played a lot of times

0:46:450:46:50

and recently this season, they have

played in a lot of finals and

0:46:500:46:55

actually has the word has had the

advantage in those finals and they

0:46:550:46:58

have not finished the game off. Eve

has battled against the Swedes and

0:46:580:47:05

when the pressure has been on, she

has turned the screw and got the

0:47:050:47:08

win.

It is like a Rafah Roger

head-to-head, 1110 Eve leads. Let us

0:47:080:47:22

have a look at the standings. Rhona

how we says that even's strength is

0:47:220:47:28

that the more important it is, the

more pressure there is, the better

0:47:280:47:32

Eve blaze. South Korea where the big

surprise package. They went through

0:47:320:47:37

top of the greed and they are

playing Japan at the same time as

0:47:370:47:41

Great Britain

0:47:410:47:50

Great Britain take on Sweden. Steve

Cram is out there for us.

This is

0:47:510:47:57

exactly where Eve and her team want

to be. The way this has turned out,

0:47:570:48:01

none of us could have envisaged the

final four. Without Canada, first of

0:48:010:48:05

all. Sweden and Great Britain were

always expected to be in there.

0:48:050:48:12

Japan and Korea are on as well, but

we will be concentrating on Sweden

0:48:120:48:17

and Great Britain. The boys are here

to support the great British ladies.

0:48:170:48:24

As Dave Murdoch was saying, Eve

seems to have the knack when it

0:48:240:48:28

really matters in the big finals

against Anna Hasselborg, so

0:48:280:48:32

hopefully this will be a case in

point.

As far as the men are

0:48:320:48:38

concerned, are they in better

spirits? They looked so dejected

0:48:380:48:40

with you yesterday.

Yes, you know, I

think when you get towards the

0:48:400:48:49

business end of any competition and

you have the opportunity to get into

0:48:490:48:52

a medal match and then that

opportunity passes you by, it is

0:48:520:48:58

gut-wrenching. If you are not

playing well and you are getting

0:48:580:49:01

halfway through and it is not going

well, fair enough, but for the

0:49:010:49:05

British men, they had it in the

hands to get through. A win against

0:49:050:49:09

the USA would have done it. Of

course, the USA went on to do

0:49:090:49:13

brilliantly well and we have just

seen today Canada getting knocked

0:49:130:49:17

out by USA yesterday and then coming

away with nothing themselves today.

0:49:170:49:21

Whatever your level of expectation,

not getting the result you want is

0:49:210:49:27

gut-wrenching. It's been a

competition full of surprises, none

0:49:270:49:31

more so than that match which we

have just seen. So I am hoping,

0:49:310:49:35

really hoping like everyone else,

that there are no surprises with

0:49:350:49:39

this semifinal and that the GB women

can do the job.

Those closing stages

0:49:390:49:43

of the bronze medal match between

the Swiss and Canada, as you say,

0:49:430:49:48

the big shock is that Canada come

away with nothing other than their

0:49:480:49:52

gold in the mixed competition, but

the Swiss, my word, they have been

0:49:520:49:56

just devastatingly good, haven't

they?

They have been very good.

0:49:560:50:03

Again, a bit of an odd competition

for them, because they looked as

0:50:030:50:06

though they were sailing towards

qualification, then a couple of

0:50:060:50:11

hiccups at the end of the round

robin. It meant they ended up in a

0:50:110:50:16

play-off against Great Britain but

they played really well though,

0:50:160:50:19

especially Benoit Schwarz with that

shot in the ninth. Canada can't have

0:50:190:50:28

any complaints about the way this

result went, because Switzerland

0:50:280:50:33

were absolutely brilliant,

particularly Claudio Patz and Benoit

0:50:330:50:35

Schwarz. They were making their

shots all the way through, putting a

0:50:350:50:39

lot of pressure on Kevin Koe. There

is a lot of talk granted through

0:50:390:50:42

this match has finished, an inquest

with questions asked in the house

0:50:420:50:49

back in Canada as to what has

happened to their curling teams. Two

0:50:490:50:56

of them had won a gold before. Maybe

they're just wasn't... Maybe they

0:50:560:51:02

hadn't gelled together as a team in

the way you would have wanted them

0:51:020:51:05

to. Most of what is being said is

that Canada have exported curling to

0:51:050:51:11

the rest of the world in a way that

is now coming home to roost. They

0:51:110:51:16

have lots of coaches working in

teams in different parts of the

0:51:160:51:19

world and their stranglehold on the

number of medals they have one, as

0:51:190:51:25

he can see that, is not something

they can rely on in the future.

0:51:250:51:30

Actually, one of those Canadian

coaches is Glenn Howay to have come

0:51:300:51:33

over specifically to coach the women

and Eve. -- Glenn Howerd. Oh, I

0:51:330:51:41

think we have lost him.

Sorry, I

temporarily lost you there.

Don't

0:51:410:51:49

worry, I have got Dave Murdoch here

with me and as Steve Cram was

0:51:490:51:53

saying, the export of talent from

Canada as well as the profile of the

0:51:530:51:58

game rising, particularly with Japan

and Korea being in the other

0:51:580:52:01

semifinal, the first Asian team to

go into a gold medal match at the

0:52:010:52:05

Winter Olympics, has there been a

bigger stick because the great

0:52:050:52:10

British women knocked out Canada

with a Canadian page?

It will be

0:52:100:52:16

interesting, when Ted. -- with a

Canadian page? It will be

0:52:160:52:24

interesting, when Ted? They are

beating their own with a lot of

0:52:240:52:31

Canadian coaches now around the

world.

Particularly with Scottish

0:52:310:52:36

curling, a lot of money has been

invested into the new national

0:52:360:52:39

Curling Centre in sterling. You are

based bad it is something you can

0:52:390:52:44

see?

It is something we needed for a

long time. It has allowed us to go

0:52:440:52:50

around the world and be great

full-time athletes. We have great

0:52:500:52:55

ice conditions, we have some great

analysis equipment that we can use

0:52:550:53:00

day in, day out to make us a better

team, better players, and now that

0:53:000:53:05

we have some dedicated ice, we can

really bring our next-generation

0:53:050:53:10

three and get success because of

that.

Can you it already, younger

0:53:100:53:15

players coming in and being engaged?

I can, actually. We have got a great

0:53:150:53:21

programme going on in British

curling and we have got a great

0:53:210:53:24

young generation coming through.

That is so exciting to be part of

0:53:240:53:27

and with this new facility,

hopefully we can get the medals that

0:53:270:53:30

come with it.

Lot of people will be

watching this and saying, what about

0:53:300:53:35

you? Is there another Winter

Olympics in you? Would you consider

0:53:350:53:40

the mixed competition?

Who knows,

Claire. I retired last year and have

0:53:400:53:47

moved into coaching and am really

enjoying what I'm doing, but never

0:53:470:53:52

say never.

No, absolutely not. We

will move to figure skating in a

0:53:520:53:57

moment but a reminder there is

continuous action on the red button

0:53:570:54:02

with the men's speed skating 1000

metre final. But overnight, the

0:54:020:54:12

women's competition was decided in

the figure skating. This is always

0:54:120:54:16

beautiful, and often features young

girls being seen for the first time.

0:54:160:54:22

Let's remind you of the great names

who have won it in the past before

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we see last night's action.

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A steady, strong and powerful

skater.

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Superb spin, right on the spot.

0:54:450:54:50

She's a lovely skater, there is no

doubt about that.

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She has almost everything. She has

style, technique, Grace.

0:55:030:55:10

style, technique, Grace. Well, she

is obviously happy.

0:55:130:55:19

The youngest ever to stand in first

place as an Olympic figure skater.

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The favourites have been beaten by

their 16-year-old. It has happened

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again.

From this spread Eagle will

be double axel, triple toe loop. Oh,

0:55:360:55:45

exquisite. Yes!

0:55:450:55:53

Get on your feet, everybody, that

was superb.

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And Olympic gold medallist Jayne

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was superb.

And Olympic gold medallist Jayne

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Torvill joins me now.

0:56:020:56:07

Torvill joins me now. Islam we saw

there who lit the flame at the

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opening of the Olympics --

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Yuna Kim we saw there who lit the

flame at the opening of the

0:56:250:56:28

Olympics. Do you have a favourite?

I

think for me it was Katarina Witt,

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because she was of our generation

and she was just beautiful. It makes

0:56:350:56:41

a difference when you are watching,

you can watch someone doing jumped

0:56:410:56:46

after jump and spins and so on but

if they do not have the performance

0:56:460:56:50

inside them, you don't get that.

What was unusual with Tara Lipinski

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was that from such a young age, she

was a great performer as well as

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doing all the amazing technical

stuff.

We have had John Curry and

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Robin Cousins winning medals, we

have you and Chris in ice dance. Has

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there been a British woman who might

have been able to get to the top?

I

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think before our time, we had a very

strong competitor called Jean Scott.

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Angie, from memory, I think she was

way up there in the medals in the

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World Championships, but I'm not

sure how she did in the Olympics.

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It's funny, isn't it, the Americans

and the Russians seem to have

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endless conveyor belt of really good

girls coming through and yet it

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doesn't really happen in other

countries with quite the same

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regularity.

I think we are a little

behind in this country with getting

0:57:410:57:46

the youngsters in at an early age

and getting them into a programme,

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planning years ahead which is

obviously what the other countries

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are doing.

And the Russians are

absolutely dominating the

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leaderboard in this programme. After

the short programme, two athletes

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from the Olympic Athletes from

Russia at the top, Alina Zagitova

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and the girl who has been her

inspiration, at any Medvedeva. Which

0:58:100:58:15

one of them would come out on top?

It was a fabulous competition.

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So, Satoko Miyahara, the Japanese

national champion, currently lying

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in fourth place by just three points

behind Kaetlyn Osmond in the bronze

0:58:320:58:38

medal position and she rotates these

jumps at a rate of knots. She is

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just a blur flying through the air

and she definitely has what it takes

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to make up that gap and put herself

on the podium.

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There was some question over whether

her triple triple combination and

0:58:550:59:00

her triple jump in the short

programme should have been

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downgraded. She will want to make

sure that she gives them no choice

0:59:040:59:08

today.

0:59:080:59:13

today. Triple loop is fully cleanly

rotated, no question there. But it

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is this triple Lutz, triple toe

loop, nation that will be the first

0:59:180:59:24

real test. -- triple toe loop

combination that will be the first

0:59:240:59:32

real test. Clean for me. But review

will see.

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MUSIC

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Good on the flip.

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Lovely to see spinning in both

directions. Again, we don't see that

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enough in figure skating these days.

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Big jumping pass coming now, treble

lutz. Double toe loop, double loop.

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She's done it.

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Double Axel, triple toe loop.

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And the triples Salchow.

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And the last jumper, the double

Axel.

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Beautiful position for the lay back.

And absolutely on the spot for the

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spin.

Satoko Miyahara chasing down

the middle positions and she

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couldn't have asked for any more

from that performance.

From what I

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could see, absolutely clean on the

triples. It will of course go to

1:03:131:03:17

review. She does rotate so fast, not

a lot of height or flight. But she's

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just a little bitty thing!

You

wonder where she gets it from?

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CHEERING

Satoko Miyahara with a new season's

1:03:301:03:34

best to take the lead. She is the

one to chase down in this final

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group of six skaters.

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group of six skaters. The oldest

skater in the contest, 31 years old,

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Sochi bronze medallist. She's a

little off the pace. 73.15 saw her

1:03:511:04:00

qualify in sick. I think a medal

will be out of the question had

1:04:001:04:05

Carolina Kostner of Italy.

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Clean in, first jump. Got that

triple lutz.

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Off on the triple flip. Needed that

to be the combination.

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Tight on the landing of that triple

toe loop. No combinations as of yet.

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Double Axel loop, triple Salchow.

Question the landing of that

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Salchow. I think it was clean but

had absolutely no edge at all.

1:06:391:06:54

Uncharacteristically error strewn

from Carolina Kostner of Italy. She

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needs every trick in her bag to keep

up with the young guns.

They can't

1:08:231:08:32

really keep with her experience and

performance manner and style, but

1:08:321:08:38

she needed those triple

combinations, of which we didn't see

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any. She got the triple lutz back

this season. That was the one thing

1:08:411:08:50

that did work, very tentative with a

view of the other landings.

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139.29 four Carolina Kostner. She

sits in second place behind Satoko

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Miyahara of Japan. An exquisite

skate from the Japanese means she's

1:09:111:09:17

still out in front. Here she is, she

set a new short programme world

1:09:171:09:24

record two days ago. This long

programme helped the OAR to the

1:09:241:09:29

silver medal in the team event. This

is Alina Zagitova, the young

1:09:291:09:36

pretender, the gold within her

grasp. Does she have what it takes

1:09:361:09:40

to bear the pressure on those

15-year-old shoulders?

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You don't look for the big jumps to

be coming early in this performance.

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The later they come, you do get

bonus points. Alina Zagitova

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backends her programme with all her

technical jumping elements. It is

1:10:401:10:44

the choreographic sequence and the

spins and the step sequence that

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will come first.

All about maxing

out those points.

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That would have been the triple lutz

triple loop combination, just taking

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the lutz there. How well does she

think on her feet?

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think on her feet? Double Axel,

triple toe loop.

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Triple flip, double toe loop, double

loop.

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The second triple lutz will come

now, and it has to be in a

1:12:441:12:48

combination, and she will want it to

be with the triple toe loop.

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be with the triple toe loop. No,

she'll do it with a triple loop.

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And the triple flip.

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CHEERING

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It looked for a second like Alina

Zagitova had been the first blink in

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this race is the gold, that missed

combination at the start, but she

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thought on her feet.

It didn't have

the perfect landing on that triple

1:13:541:14:00

lutz, although she has been given

positive grades of execution on it.

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Yes, she came back, has exactly the

same content as was planned, just

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not necessarily the order she would

have liked to deliver it.

I don't

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suppose it matters which order it

comes out, as long as it sets cute

1:14:191:14:25

it -- as long as it is executed as

beautifully as she did it. It is not

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a new season's best, it's not a new

world record.

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world record. 239.57 is the combined

total. Beat that and you'll be in

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for a gold medal.

And the door is

open.

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Kaetlyn Osmond, the World Champion

silver medallist last time round.

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Just

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Just 4.27 points behind Medvedeva in

the silver medal position.

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She had a glorious performance in

the short programme, many thought

1:15:291:15:33

under marked in terms of component

scores. Certainly technically she

1:15:331:15:38

delivered. Can she do it today?

There are the triple flip and triple

1:15:381:15:42

toe loop. Exquisite.

1:15:421:15:51

Double axel, triple toe loop. Fast,

light, easy. Keep this momentum

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going, please.

1:16:081:16:13

Overcooked the take-off of the

triple Lutz, stepped out.

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Good on the triple loop. Needed

that. And she also needs the second

1:17:251:17:33

triple flip. Only one triple Lutz in

this programme planned, so every

1:17:331:17:37

triple will need to be perfect from

now on.

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And there you go.

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Triple Salchows, double toe loop,

double loop.

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Last of her jumps, double axel.

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CHEERING

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Canada's black swan flying in for a

place on the podium.

Just that one

1:19:251:19:32

tiny mistake, falling out of the

landing of the triple Lutz, but,

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goodness me...

She had a lead going

into this free skate after the short

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programme, about three points ahead

of the Togo Miyahara, the Japanese

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skater in fourth position. So she

has a very, very slight advantage to

1:20:001:20:06

play with. Oh, it's up to second.

It's a season 's best. A massive

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season 's best. Ten points better

than her previous mark and Kaetlyn

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Osmond holds onto that bronze medal

position, fends

1:20:211:20:29

position, fends of the challenge of

a Satoko Miyahara of Japan. She has

1:20:291:20:33

guaranteed herself a medal with that

performance. And here is our last

1:20:331:20:42

performer at this Olympic Games and

what a way to close the show,

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Evgenia Medvedeva, two-time world

champion, the favourite for so long

1:20:461:20:56

to take this title. Broke the world

title -- broke the world record in

1:20:561:21:03

the short programme, just to have it

snatched back by Zagitova. So,

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skating for the title that for two

years was destined to be hers.

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years was destined to be hers. Anna

Karenina is the soundtrack.

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Triple flip, triple toe loop to

open.

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And there is the lots. -- the Lutz.

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Strong second triple flip.

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And a beautiful triple loop.

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That's it. Triple Zarco, triple toe

loop. Just one more double axel. --

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triple Salchows, triple toe loop.

Just one more double axel and the

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jumps are done. This is your gold

medal winning performance. She is

1:24:241:24:32

absolutely on the money.

1:24:321:24:38

It's marvellous from Medvedeva

again! Not ready to relinquish her

1:25:171:25:23

crown, the double world champion

still the very, very best in the

1:25:231:25:30

world.

I thought that was the best I

have seen her skate in a long time.

1:25:301:25:39

It's a programme that's won her a

World Championship before. Now,

1:25:391:25:43

surely enough for the Olympic title

as well?

Made the decision to change

1:25:431:25:50

programmes mid-season, came back to

one that she says really made her

1:25:501:25:53

feel something different on the ice.

1:25:531:26:02

Oh, it is not enough. 156.65 four

Evgenia Medvedeva, and that is the

1:26:031:26:11

gold medal missing. And heartbreak

then for Medvedeva who thought she

1:26:111:26:18

had done enough. And Alina Zagitova

I like the rest of us can't really

1:26:181:26:24

believe what she is hearing. A

fantastic performance from Zagitova,

1:26:241:26:29

we can take nothing away from the

15-year-old, but she has just pulled

1:26:291:26:34

off an enormous upset here at this

Olympic Games. Confirmation then

1:26:341:26:39

that Alina Zagitova, the 15-year-old

upstart from Russia has caused

1:26:391:26:44

another enormous shock, beating her

countrywoman Evgenia Medvedeva, the

1:26:441:26:52

two-time world champion, favourite

for this title.

Kaetlyn Osmond takes

1:26:521:26:56

the bronze. We have been very

excited about the rivalry. I think

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it's something we will see for many

years to come.

TRANSLATION:

I think

1:27:001:27:07

the competition, we are in real life

very good friends, but in sport, I

1:27:071:27:12

think the competition is very

important and it makes us to grow

1:27:121:27:17

together.

Evgenia, congratulations

on an Olympic silver medal. It

1:27:171:27:24

looked very emotional for you there

afterwards.

Yes, it's really

1:27:241:27:30

unexpected for everybody, I think,

because I'm not normally an

1:27:301:27:33

emotional person. I just thought

about everything, I'm at the

1:27:331:27:39

Olympics, I did a clean free

programme, I did my best to day and

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I left all my soul today in this

competition and my performance and

1:27:441:27:51

just... I think it was happy crying.

And individual bronze medal. You've

1:27:511:28:01

had the medals before, but this your

first individual one?

It's so

1:28:011:28:06

exciting. The team medals are so

special, they are with your family

1:28:061:28:10

on the ice and having that support

is really special, but being able to

1:28:101:28:16

do this by myself proved that I am

strong and able to do this without

1:28:161:28:20

the team, which means so much.

What

a story at the figure skating and

1:28:201:28:28

the win for those two teenagers from

Russia means that for the first time

1:28:281:28:33

this Olympics, we will see The

Olympic Club leaves from Russia at

1:28:331:28:37

the top of the podium and poor

Medvedeva, she skated so well. She

1:28:371:28:42

must feel so bad. Zagitova only had

her first proper competition last

1:28:421:28:53

year and she comes along and still

is the gold medal. We will ask Jayne

1:28:531:28:56

Torvill what she thought of it in

just a moment, but this is a site

1:28:561:29:01

that you will not have seen before,

because instead of the Russian flag

1:29:011:29:07

and Russian and them being played,

it is the Olympic flag and the

1:29:071:29:11

Olympic hymn.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Olympic

anthem.

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THE OLYMPIC ANTHEM PLAYS.

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CLARE BALDING: it's a lovely tune

and it is quite long, you can see

1:31:181:31:26

from Zagatova's po-faced that she

can't sing along. Evgenia Medvedeva

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and Kaetlyn Osmond join her.

Medvedeva, unbeaten from November

1:31:321:31:47

2015 until last month and Zagatova

appears on the scene. She broke her

1:31:471:31:51

foot in October and it's been quite

a difficult and preparation. But her

1:31:511:31:59

routine and the crowd watching

thought it was worthy of the gold

1:31:591:32:03

medal.

Yes, she won the free skate.

It was a great performance and I

1:32:031:32:08

think she thought she had done it.

She did win the free skating

1:32:081:32:13

programme by a small amount but it

wasn't enough for the combined. My

1:32:131:32:17

favourite programme was Kaetlyn

Osmond.

Did you like a routine the

1:32:171:32:23

best?

I did. I hadn't seen it before

but for me the quality of skating

1:32:231:32:27

was there all the way through. She

had great speed, smooth lines,

1:32:271:32:32

smooth edges. She performs well. For

me, that was the best routine.

And

1:32:321:32:39

actually her bronze medal means

Canada have won 27 medals in total

1:32:391:32:43

which beats their score from

Vancouver.

1:32:431:32:47

which beats their score from

Vancouver. She's 21, Kaetlyn Osmond,

1:32:471:32:49

whereas the two teenagers are

significantly younger. Let's start

1:32:491:32:54

with Zagatova. Just 15. She back

loathes her routine. All of her

1:32:541:32:58

jumps come in the last two minutes.

Why does she do that -- back loads

1:32:581:33:05

her routine.

Any jumps you do in the

last two minutes of the routine you

1:33:051:33:11

get 10% more points for. She's taken

it to the extreme. The question is,

1:33:111:33:16

is that a balanced programme? In the

components scored there is a score

1:33:161:33:22

for artistry and performance. Does

it look balanced? No, it doesn't.

1:33:221:33:28

There's a lot of outcry about how

1:33:281:33:30

it look balanced? No, it doesn't.

There's a lot of outcry about how it

1:33:301:33:30

possibly unfair but I suppose from

the judges' point of view, they are

1:33:301:33:34

the rules at the moment. She has to

get 10% more in the second half of

1:33:341:33:39

her programme. I suspect they will

look at that again and maybe change

1:33:391:33:44

the rules.

When you watch this

routine, what did you think?

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Obviously she is so talented and

beautiful. Lack of speed for me and

1:33:501:33:55

the jumps and that high. Luckily she

rotates really quickly. But if you

1:33:551:34:00

look at Kaetlyn Osmond, when she

lands she is still coming out on a

1:34:001:34:05

beautiful running edge. For me that

makes all the difference. She's

1:34:051:34:08

almost landing on the spot here.

Does it tell enough of a story for

1:34:081:34:15

you?

I'm not sure what she's

telling, really. There is a theme

1:34:151:34:20

there but I don't think she's quite

mature enough to bring it off,

1:34:201:34:23

rarely.

She is amazingly talented.

She's world junior champion and

1:34:231:34:29

obviously coming in against the

older, some of them still girls but

1:34:291:34:33

some of them women, it's a big

occasion. She has not gone wrong.

1:34:331:34:37

She hasn't had a shocker, she's

getting green marks as she piles in

1:34:371:34:43

these jumps. It's putting a lot of

pressure on yourself to leave it

1:34:431:34:46

late.

She's obviously very

intelligent and focused because her

1:34:461:34:51

first combination didn't quite come

off. Instead of getting phased by

1:34:511:34:56

that, that was one of her first

jumps I believe, she put the

1:34:561:35:01

combination in later. She's a smart

cookie and I think we'll see a lot

1:35:011:35:04

more from her.

Let's have a look at

Medvedeva. Clearly her reaction to

1:35:041:35:09

her scores, she looked absolutely

heartbroken because she thought

1:35:091:35:15

she'd done enough. She spreads her

jumps out more in her routine, and

1:35:151:35:23

as a skater, what do you see in her?

First of all, I see more speed from

1:35:231:35:30

the start of the programme. I see

that she has a more balanced

1:35:301:35:34

programme. I preferred her programme

to that of Zagitova. But my

1:35:341:35:42

favourite was the Canadian.

We'll

have a look at the Canadian in a

1:35:421:35:45

moment. Do you think with Medvedeva

you see and feel the emotion?

Yes,

1:35:451:35:52

absolutely. As it was getting

towards the end and she was

1:35:521:35:57

realising that everything had gone

well, she was enjoying it more, to

1:35:571:36:01

the point that she was quite

emotional.

It was the short

1:36:011:36:07

programme that lost it for her. The

Kaetlyn Osmond, she was playing

1:36:071:36:11

catch up and that's what is so

difficult to do. If you are not

1:36:111:36:17

right there after the short

programme it's really hard to make

1:36:171:36:20

up all of those points however good

you are.

The short programme was

1:36:201:36:24

pretty close with the top two.

Again, I think Zagitova put some of

1:36:241:36:30

her jumps later on and got those

extra points.

This is your favourite

1:36:301:36:37

free routine.

I like the energy,

performance, speed and skating

1:36:371:36:41

quality. It's not stiff, on the

spot, she's moving. Beautiful flow

1:36:411:36:46

with the edges. When she comes out

of a jump, she still has a great

1:36:461:36:53

running edge.

You talked earlier

about the acting, the performance

1:36:531:36:59

ability required. Does she win on

that score as well?

For me, the

1:36:591:37:04

performance is there as well. That

comes with maturity.

There are

1:37:041:37:08

benefits therefore to being older,

but the gold and silver medallists

1:37:081:37:13

are really young. The balancing of

being supple and the bravery of

1:37:131:37:20

youth.

There's a point where you're

too old, definitely. She's still

1:37:201:37:25

only 22.

We saw the Italian who is

31 still going strong. That was a

1:37:251:37:34

great routine from Osmond. She knew

it. They know it, as soon as they

1:37:341:37:40

finish.

Unfortunately she stepped

out of one of her jumps. It was a

1:37:401:37:45

small mistake. I'd then think she

would have got silver looking at the

1:37:451:37:49

results of the Russians.

The crowd

are so passionate. When those

1:37:491:37:53

results came up and Medvedeva hadn't

won, they were booing in the arena.

1:37:531:37:59

I think the audience thought she had

done it so it was a bit of a shock.

1:37:591:38:03

It happens. It happened four years

ago when Yuna Kim didn't win.

It's

1:38:031:38:10

down to the judges.

Thank you for

making sense of

1:38:101:38:14

down to the judges.

Thank you for

making sense of what the judges do

1:38:141:38:15

but also explaining what you felt.

They have gone gold and silver to

1:38:151:38:24

OAR and bronze to Canada. Let's

switch to a sport which doesn't

1:38:241:38:28

require judges. In about ten minutes

time on the ice at the Gangneung

1:38:281:38:36

Curling Centre we will seek Team GB

coming out for their semifinal game

1:38:361:38:45

against Sweden. If they win it they

will be into a gold-medal match.

1:38:451:38:55

In Korea, we like games of strategy.

1:38:551:39:03

We like games that take their time,

progress slowly but take you under

1:39:031:39:06

their spell.

1:39:061:39:11

We like a game called go.

1:39:111:39:14

The oldest board game,

played for thousands of years.

1:39:141:39:18

It's a game of stones,

probability and calculation.

1:39:181:39:24

The aim of the game it is to place

your stones to control

1:39:241:39:27

a desired territory.

1:39:271:39:32

But, this isn't the only game

here that is played with stones.

1:39:321:39:40

This game is hypnotic.

1:39:401:39:48

Superior tactics will ensure

you guard against enemy attack.

1:39:511:39:58

Brush your opponents' stones away.

1:39:591:40:06

End your adversaries' chances.

1:40:061:40:14

So complex it carries

heavy mental weight.

1:40:141:40:17

In South Korea, we have a new love.

1:40:171:40:20

We love curling.

1:40:201:40:28

CLARE BALDING:

all around the world

people are falling in love with

1:40:301:40:34

curling. It's a third Olympic Games

for Eve Muirhead and for the team

1:40:341:40:39

around her, they know each other

extremely well. They support each

1:40:391:40:41

other, they keep each other smiling.

They also have a regret. Four years

1:40:411:40:47

ago at the semifinal stage, they

lost. That meant they could only

1:40:471:40:51

earn themselves a bronze medal. This

time they are determined that the

1:40:511:40:55

result is different.

1:40:551:41:02

We went into Sochi as current for

champions. I guess having that on

1:41:081:41:12

your CV is going to make it a bit

tougher. You're always going to add

1:41:121:41:16

some pressure.

There were

expectations but it's probably more

1:41:161:41:22

that we put on ourselves because we

knew we had beaten everyone there.

1:41:221:41:26

It was really, who was going to play

better for that

1:41:261:41:30

It was really, who was going to play

better for that week.

COMMENTATOR:

1:41:301:41:32

They fought so hard on this

potentially her last stone of this

1:41:321:41:35

match. It's got a chance. That's a

nice shot from Eve Muirhead.

The

1:41:351:41:42

pressure made us know we could

perform at that high level. It made

1:41:421:41:46

us know we were the best team in the

world and capable of hitting the

1:41:461:41:52

podium.

A big pressure shot here.

This is to close out the match

1:41:521:41:56

against Great Britain. They will

have to work it really hard... Is it

1:41:561:42:04

going to get there? I think it is.

Canada have won it.

When we lost

1:42:041:42:10

that semifinal, it was probably the

most devastating defeat of my

1:42:101:42:14

career. We worked so hard. I knew my

Olympic gold medal dream was over.

1:42:141:42:19

Losing that semifinal was definitely

the hardest loss. At the time we

1:42:191:42:23

thought this is a really quick

turnover but that's probably what

1:42:231:42:26

helped us in the end.

They are the

world champions and now they could

1:42:261:42:33

be the Olympic bronze medallists if

this stone is right from Eve

1:42:331:42:36

Muirhead. The stone is going to get

there! Britain have won the bronze

1:42:361:42:42

medal.

To come home with a medal was

outstanding. I'm still really

1:42:421:42:48

pleased with that, but I think now

I've got a taste of that Olympic

1:42:481:42:52

podium, I want to build my way up.

Obviously we've got a bit of

1:42:521:42:59

unfinished business, getting the

bronze medal was amazing, but you

1:42:591:43:02

always want to do better. So we have

to break it down into each game and

1:43:021:43:07

then once we get to hopefully the

play-off stage, that's a brand-new

1:43:071:43:12

competition.

We feel like we're in a

good place at the moment. We've been

1:43:121:43:18

working really hard and that's

something I feel I have to

1:43:181:43:21

constantly say to people about

curling. It's much harder than it

1:43:211:43:25

looks. We wouldn't have to train so

much to be at the top of the game if

1:43:251:43:30

it wasn't. We had a great win at the

European Championships.

COMMENTATOR:

1:43:301:43:36

Gold-medal and medallists in

Switzerland.

The gold medal at the

1:43:361:43:43

Olympics is the only one I'm missing

in my collection. It would mean a

1:43:431:43:46

lot of very hard work has paid off

and I have put in a lot of work to

1:43:461:43:52

get into the position I'm in just

now. To stand on top of the podium

1:43:521:43:56

would be something extra, extra

special.

1:43:561:44:02

would be something extra, extra

special.

CLARE BALDING: we have a

1:44:021:44:06

man who has been through exactly

that situation. Four years ago David

1:44:061:44:11

Murdoch skipped his British team

through the semifinals into the

1:44:111:44:14

gold-medal match. Eve has worked

incredibly hard, she's got a

1:44:141:44:18

tight-knit team around her. What do

you hope to see from them against

1:44:181:44:22

Sweden?

I hope to see the things

they've really progressed on.

1:44:221:44:26

They've really come together as a

team. They've stuck together, worked

1:44:261:44:30

hard. I thought they stayed really

calm this week and especially Eve.

1:44:301:44:34

She's really stayed in that moment,

really focused and she's played

1:44:341:44:40

extremely well. I think if they can

keep to that and keep the presents,

1:44:401:44:43

take to the ice as if they are about

to win. They've got to believe.

1:44:431:44:52

And how much of the bonus is it that

this is for most of them their third

1:44:521:44:57

Olympics? Same for you last time

around. What do you learn when you

1:44:571:45:00

have been to a couple of games?

There are lots of things to learn.

1:45:001:45:04

You learn to deal with the pressure

better, you learn from strategy,

1:45:041:45:09

from your technique and ability to

deal with the big games. For the

1:45:091:45:13

ladies about to take to the ice

right now, they have ticked the box

1:45:131:45:18

for all of those over the years and

they can go on there knowing they

1:45:181:45:21

have done all the hard work, they

have done everything over the years,

1:45:211:45:24

their support staff have supported

them to get to this moment and now

1:45:241:45:28

it's up to them. They have to

believe in themselves and try to

1:45:281:45:32

make that great performance they

have been doing for a long time.

1:45:321:45:36

They should be a fabulous atmosphere

there because in the other

1:45:361:45:40

semifinal, Korea are up against

Japan, meaning a lot of fans will be

1:45:401:45:44

cheering every shot that Korea play.

They have nicknamed themselves the

1:45:441:45:52

garlic girls, because they all come

from the garlic growing region.

1:45:521:45:57

There are only four teams left in

the women's curling and they include

1:45:571:46:04

the great British women's team, and

all four of them will combine

1:46:041:46:09

because it is not just about the

skip.

No, it really is a team sport.

1:46:091:46:14

Every stone has the team's

influence. Whether you are sweeping

1:46:141:46:22

it or calling the strategy or

letting it go.

You are about to the

1:46:221:46:28

Anna Hasselborg, the skip of the

Swedish team. They have played each

1:46:281:46:35

other 21 times. Eve has the

advantage 11-10, but in recent

1:46:351:46:40

matches Sweden has the upper hand,

albeit that the

1:46:401:46:48

albeit that the Swedish round robin

finished with controversy. It is ten

1:46:491:46:54

ends in total here, with Vicki Adams

1:46:541:47:08

going first, she has the focus of

being able to deliver in the now and

1:47:151:47:19

that is what is great about her. And

she played one of the shots of the

1:47:191:47:25

tournament, didn't she, Eve? She

certainly did.

1:47:251:47:31

tournament, didn't she, Eve? She

certainly did. And this was it

1:47:311:47:32

because it was a game turning

opportunity against Canada. This

1:47:321:47:39

shot had to be absolutely perfect.

In all honesty, Claire, if she

1:47:391:47:43

doesn't make this, probably Great

Britain were going out of the games.

1:47:431:47:47

That is how important this shot was.

Unbelievable, just to take both the

1:47:471:47:53

red and lie first in her shot. It

really changed the manner of the

1:47:531:48:00

game and made Canada set on the back

foot.

Do you ever have a heart rate

1:48:001:48:04

monitor on when you play? Do you

know how your heart rate changes.

We

1:48:041:48:09

don't, but there is talk of doing

that going forward so we would be

1:48:091:48:12

able to see what the heart rate is

of the athletes when they are under

1:48:121:48:16

pressure and when they are sweeping,

how high it could be.

I'd love to

1:48:161:48:20

know how much it changes. There will

be a lot of changes over the next

1:48:201:48:26

couple of hours, ten ends in total.

The Swedish team there will be

1:48:261:48:30

determined. They are a very strong

side. But everybody in Great Britain

1:48:301:48:35

supporting Eve Muirhead and her rink

will be hoping they can continue

1:48:351:48:38

their winning run. Our commentary

team for this place in a gold-medal

1:48:381:48:44

match, Jackie

1:48:441:48:51

match, Jackie Lockhart is alongside

Logan Gray and Steve Cram.

Thank

1:48:521:48:57

you, Claire, and yes, we are ready

to go, ready to rumble here against

1:48:571:49:02

Sweden. A great atmosphere already

holding in the centre here because,

1:49:021:49:06

as you mentioned, the garlic girls,

the Korean team, they have been

1:49:061:49:11

called the garlic girls since about

the middle of last week, I think.

1:49:111:49:14

The have stopped calling them Korea

out here, and there will be plenty

1:49:141:49:18

of noise as they take on Japan. A

full house expected here, not just

1:49:181:49:26

in terms of spectators. There is so

much media here, particularly from

1:49:261:49:30

Japan and the local media from

Korea. They are at the far end. The

1:49:301:49:38

other matches will be on sheet a and

there must be 50 or 60 photographers

1:49:381:49:45

there. They are to Eve Muirhead's

right. We are about to get underway.

1:49:451:49:52

Sweden finished above Great Britain

in their round-robin competition,

1:49:521:49:55

partly because of the win in the

match mentioned a little earlier, so

1:49:551:49:59

they have the hammer in the best

end. Here we go then. A chance to

1:49:591:50:03

get into the final to contest the

medal. Lauren Gray the lead for

1:50:031:50:10

Great Britain. How are your nerves,

Jackie?

They are OK at the moment

1:50:101:50:14

but it is early doors.

We have been

building up to this all day, really.

1:50:141:50:20

We had a fabulous bronze medal match

between Canada and Switzerland,

1:50:201:50:25

Switzerland coming out on top. It

has been a great curling competition

1:50:251:50:29

in both ends and the women's. Lots

of shocks and we can double the way

1:50:291:50:34

back even to the mixed doubles. Of

course Canada were successful in

1:50:341:50:38

that. Switzerland picked up the

silver. So Switzerland already have

1:50:381:50:42

two medals in this competition.

Sweden have a chance of two bites at

1:50:421:50:47

the gold medal. Their men have maybe

gold-medal match. They will be

1:50:471:50:51

playing Switzerland for that

gold-medal and their women trying to

1:50:511:50:57

beat Eve Muirhead. There is the

skip, Anna Hasselborg. And there is

1:50:571:51:01

Eve Muirhead.

1:51:011:51:07

Eve Muirhead. Well, I know Claire

mentioned Logan Gray who has been

1:51:071:51:10

commentating with us. He is actually

up in the stands, watching his

1:51:101:51:15

sister Lauren. He is over in the top

corner. He will be as nervous as the

1:51:151:51:19

rest of us, I am sure. The boys are

in as well, the British men's team,

1:51:191:51:25

coming in to help support and there

is plenty of British support in the

1:51:251:51:29

crowd. Lots of union Jacks and

family members up in the eaves of

1:51:291:51:34

the stadium.

1:51:341:51:39

the stadium. Even's mum is Albert --

Eve's mum is up there and her uncle

1:51:391:51:42

and quite a lot of family members.

So, these two teams know each other

1:51:421:51:49

really well, Jackie, they go back to

junior days together. I was noting

1:51:491:51:53

that when Eve one four junior world

titles, one as skip, and the wine

1:51:531:51:59

year she didn't go, she took part in

the Olympics in Vancouver, the one

1:51:591:52:07

year she didn't take part, Anna

Hasselborg won the junior World

1:52:071:52:11

Championships. So they have history

and have been fairly evenly matched

1:52:111:52:17

as recently as the European

Championships in December, but Eve

1:52:171:52:20

Muirhead came out on top then.

This

is what I am expecting to see at the

1:52:201:52:25

moment. If Eve had the hammer, she

is a very offensive player and will

1:52:251:52:29

go from it -- for it from the word

go. Anna Hasselborg is more cagey

1:52:291:52:35

and defensive. I think what she

likes to do is let her team settle,

1:52:351:52:39

get the first bend under the belt

and then she moves into the more

1:52:391:52:43

offensive game. I sometimes think,

you have had your nine minutes

1:52:431:52:48

practice, why not give it a go? You

can quite often catch teams out in

1:52:481:52:53

the first end but she never seems to

do that.

You told me that the other

1:52:531:52:57

day so I had a think about it and I

also thought, if one team starts

1:52:571:53:04

first, it never goes that way, you

have five matches -- five ends meet

1:53:041:53:12

in the match. If you blow the birds

dead straightaway, then it is a nine

1:53:121:53:19

and match effectively.

And that is

probably why she doesn't do it. But

1:53:191:53:22

quite early on, you can often pick

up two or three in the first end.

1:53:221:53:27

But you need to be confident. As you

say, you don't often go through a

1:53:271:53:35

game where you constantly have your

hammer in the even ends. As the game

1:53:351:53:40

gets more in-depth as it goes on,

lots of things can happen.

1:53:401:53:48

lots of things can happen.

That was

Agnes Knochenhauer, 28-year-old, the

1:53:481:53:51

joint oldest in their team.

1:53:511:53:57

joint oldest in their team. Anna

Sloan, and I think it can really

1:53:581:54:01

gets her game, look at her

tournament accuracy, 76%. She has

1:54:011:54:06

had matches whereby her own

admission she hasn't played up to

1:54:061:54:10

her high standards. If we can get

all four of them clicking here

1:54:101:54:14

tonight, then they have got a great

chance. Don't keep putting all of

1:54:141:54:18

the pressure on Eve Muirhead. She

well capable. This is Sara McManus

1:54:181:54:27

and, well, Sara is the daughter of a

Scottish footballer, Stuart McManus,

1:54:271:54:34

who I think played for Southampton

in the 80s and then moved to Sweden

1:54:341:54:37

and finished his career there. Sara

says she is Swedish three and three

1:54:371:54:46

-- through and through. And I'm sure

her dad will be very proud. Sara

1:54:461:54:54

McManus has played exceptionally

well, especially against Great

1:54:541:54:56

Britain when they met in the

round-robin match. She is a real

1:54:561:55:03

danger in the third spot. So, just

seeing this first end brew.

1:55:031:55:08

Yes, the girls were all in this

afternoon practising in a very empty

1:55:131:55:17

arena, but because they finished

yesterday and had almost a whole day

1:55:171:55:23

off, they did get probably half an

hour 's practice this afternoon.

1:55:231:55:29

Well, you are going to hear some

cheers and excitement, I am sure, as

1:55:341:55:38

that other match progresses. The

superb Korean women's team who have

1:55:381:55:45

taken this competition by storm.

They have also been taken to be

1:55:451:55:50

hearts of the Korean public, in the

newspapers and on TV everywhere.

1:55:501:55:57

Spurling not the biggest sport here

in Korea, but my goodness me, have

1:55:571:56:02

they been popular. -- curling not

the biggest sport here in Korea. But

1:56:021:56:07

Japan will give them a big match.

That is why this is such an

1:56:071:56:12

opportunity for Eve Muirhead. You

heard before how much it means for

1:56:121:56:15

her to be fighting for the gold

medal. It was bronze last time. A

1:56:151:56:20

medal of course in any Winter

Olympics is a huge achievement, but

1:56:201:56:23

she so wants to win that gold-medal

match and when you consider that

1:56:231:56:28

Canada have gone out, any time

Canada aren't... Well, they have

1:56:281:56:32

never not been in the semifinals,

the Canadian women.

1:56:321:56:39

So, we will end up with a blanket

end here as I am pretty sure we will

1:56:491:56:53

get these last couple of stones

traded. Anna Hasselborg, 28, just a

1:56:531:57:00

year older than Eve. You can see

Lauren Gray taking her jacket off

1:57:001:57:06

already. Hasn't had to do any work

yet. Not sweeping winds. But you get

1:57:061:57:17

pretty warm. The skip's often taking

their jacket off -- keeping their

1:57:171:57:27

jacket on, but we saw Kevin Koe take

his off today that they may have

1:57:271:57:30

been the pressure he was under. Anna

Hasselborg, the question is or was

1:57:301:57:38

about her temperament at the end in

tournaments, but she is getting more

1:57:381:57:44

and more experienced. We will try to

keep you up-to-date as things

1:57:441:57:49

progress. There is nothing much

happening yet, but whenever Korea

1:57:491:57:57

play a good shot, you will hear big

cheers. It creates a bit of

1:57:571:58:01

atmosphere. So, Anna and Eve who

have been together for so many

1:58:011:58:10

years, lived together at times as

well. They are all now up at

1:58:101:58:14

Stirling in the Academy.

1:58:141:58:25

I suppose for everyone, you were

saying for Sweden it settles them

1:58:251:58:28

down, but it helps the British women

just to ease their nerves. There are

1:58:281:58:33

bound to be some, even though Eve is

here for the third time, the other

1:58:331:58:40

two, Vicki and Anna of course were

part of the bronze medal team.

1:58:401:58:46

Lauren was, but she was the

alternate. Now she is on the ice.

1:58:461:58:55

Yes, all of these girls are very

much used to playing at this level,

1:58:551:59:00

but it is of course an Olympic Games

and you are never really sure how

1:59:001:59:04

you are going to perform. You have

to be nervous. If you weren't

1:59:041:59:07

nervous before you came out, there

would be something wrong with you as

1:59:071:59:10

an athlete.

1:59:101:59:12

So, it's a nine endgame now. Anna

Hasselborg doing what she normally

1:59:171:59:22

does when she has the hammer, just

blanking the end. By contrast, the

1:59:221:59:27

other match, there are plenty of

stones in place already. It's

1:59:271:59:32

nowhere near the end. There are

still four stones to go in that

1:59:321:59:39

match so get used to be cheering, I

know it can be quite disconcerting.

1:59:391:59:44

They normally have four matches on.

There is part of the Eve Muirhead

1:59:441:59:49

contingent. Her mum with her arms

crossed, folded.

Kelly Schafer's

1:59:491:59:57

husband there has flown across from

Canada.

1:59:572:00:10

I note it's approaching Friday

lunchtime, cancel the afternoon's

2:00:102:00:16

work, settle down and watch this.

You can catch up later. Just answer

2:00:162:00:24

e-mails, that's fine. You're allowed

to do that.

Yeah, hopefully we've

2:00:242:00:30

got a big crowd watching the curling

match today. All the fans from four

2:00:302:00:34

years ago in Sochi. Hello, if you've

joined us back again, welcome.

2:00:342:00:44

So, Great Britain facing a hammer

again. Sweden carry it over with the

2:00:472:00:53

blanked end. Straightforward draw

end from Lauren. A casual opening,

2:00:532:01:03

if you like, a bit. A chance to feel

the ice, this is sheet C. The bronze

2:01:032:01:10

medal match was on one of the middle

sheets this morning. A match

2:01:102:01:18

sheets this morning. A match between

Japan and Korea on one of the middle

2:01:192:01:27

sheets. Even today, you can't blame

the ice, because Switzerland played

2:01:272:01:33

it perfectly well. Canada had some

problems. Switzerland were superb

2:01:332:01:42

stop

here, we see Anna Hasselborg

happy to take the game on. She has

2:01:422:01:46

put a guard on.

2:01:462:01:55

They just want this to come and sit

high up the yellow stone on the ice,

2:01:562:02:03

but as high as possible.

2:02:032:02:11

Sweeping as hard as they can, Anna

and Vicki.

The main objective of the

2:02:132:02:20

game at there is to guard the yellow

you have got on the house, and

2:02:202:02:26

Lauren has about.

If the first one

is off centre, you have to put the

2:02:262:02:29

other one in if you can. So, Sofia

Mabergs, the youngest of this team.

2:02:292:02:40

Just 24. She used to lead for a

different junior team. At one point,

2:02:402:02:44

she played for a team skipped by her

team-mates, Sara McManus.

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She only joined this team in the

winter of 2015.

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So, a great chance here for Vicki to

hit this red and get a little role.

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They're going to have to sweep this

hard. I think it's going to hit and

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roll-out of the house.

She is just

saying she touched it there. Anna

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Hasselborg won't say much I think it

was moving.

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She's knocked it out.

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She's knocked it out. So what

happens?

She has slowed it down.

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That is what Anna Hasselborg was

saying. It probably might have went

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out, but it's in her right to say

whether she takes it off or moves

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it.

This isn't great. You can see it

hit the foot there. It is whether

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how much it slowed it down. If you

watch the turn of the handle. I'm

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not sure it slowed it that much. But

she definitely hit it with her foot.

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It is still in, I think.

She has

just put it on the edge.

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We had a situation with Rachel

Holman, the US skip. Funnily enough,

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Vicki have kept up three in the

first end against Japan. What a

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great first end. Rachel Holman, the

Canadian skip in a match in which

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the same sort of thing happen, I

think it was against Denmark, was

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it? You are looking at the... I

think it was Denmark.

It was

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Denmark.

She kicked it out before it

stopped moving. They didn't have a

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discussion about it, which was

frowned a little bit, and she

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actually lost the match in the end.

I think the skip of the opposing

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person who burnt or touched the

stone does have the right to say

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what she wants to do with the stone,

and she has the right to take it

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out. But it was the minarets is --

mannerisms. Anna did say there, it

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did slow it down, and it might have

moved a little further out. She is

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in her right to do that. Anna, good

on her, she was truthful and she

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said she caught it with her foot.

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So, Kelly Schafer, Kelly Woods and

Glenn Howard, who every single time,

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gives us the thumbs up. Great

Canadian champion, world champion.

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Four time world champion, he is,

yeah. Brought into this team here to

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help them with their strategy.

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So, a bit of an opportunity now for

Sweden. Knochenhauer playing second.

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They are going to try and come in

behind the guards that are sitting

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in a hind there. It has got to go a

little bit as well, is it going to

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get there? Is it?

Not just quite across it as much as

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she would have liked.

Incidentally, Knochenhauer, as we

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see the Canadian... which skews me,

Swedish bench -- excuse me.

Jamie

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and Maria Prytz, the coach.

I was

about to say Anna

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about to say Anna Hasselborg and

Agnes Knochenhauer, they were born

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on the same day in 1989 in

Stockholm. Great, between those two.

2:07:222:07:31

Knochenhauer and Hasselborg have

lived together since they were

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young.

They need to get past this

year low guard stone.

No.

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This is where Anna has got to really

try in the early stages here, we

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need Anna Sloan to be making those

shots.

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Was the throw OK?

Yeah, yeah.

A little discussion there, Anna just

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looking for some feedback from Eve

Muirhead.

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Muirhead.

Yeah, because quite often,

if you throw a really good stone to

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your skip's Broom, and it doesn't

come off, you want assurance from

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the skip to say, it was my full, I

did not give you enough. Or vice

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versa, you tucked it in. You need

the communication to fix your shot

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for the next end. The next stone, in

fact.

So, McManus next to go.

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It is just going to come in the

other side of the house, they are

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line two at the moment, building a

nice opportunity here. Nothing out

2:08:522:08:57

front for them to worry about.

What's Eve going to do a?

She's

2:08:572:09:04

going to go...

The double?

On the

left of the picture there.

2:09:042:09:11

Looking at all the angles.

So, Anna

Sloan, when she is playing well, the

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sort of shot she loves to make.

2:09:192:09:26

It's been a bit of a feature of the

British women's team that they

2:09:272:09:31

haven't started matches all that

well. They have definitely got

2:09:312:09:34

better through the match, but they

cannot afford to let Sweden get away

2:09:342:09:37

from them here. There's one gone. A

good chance at the other one, almost

2:09:372:09:43

got three, actually. Nice shot there

from Anna Sloan. That will make her

2:09:432:09:47

feel a lot better. A pity that the

third one didn't go. It almost did.

2:09:472:09:56

Yeah, that was a lovely shot. A lot

of yellow counters just biting at

2:09:562:10:02

the edge of the four foot there.

You've got to have eyes everywhere.

2:10:022:10:11

Anna Hasselborg was watching her own

red, then realised the yellow was at

2:10:112:10:16

the top end and tried to sweep it

out. So, McManus trying to play the

2:10:162:10:24

same shot she played last time. Not

leaving the double on this time.

2:10:242:10:31

They have either got to be really

high in the house or bring it right

2:10:312:10:34

to the back.

That's just going to come close to

2:10:342:10:43

the T-line again.

2:10:432:10:48

the T-line again. Even's just going

to have a look.

These are key shots

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if you have the hammer, making sure

you have a stone either side, and

2:10:562:11:02

you are line two. Any mistake here

and we have lots of yellows counting

2:11:022:11:06

in there. Having said that, they are

all on the outside, await from the

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four foot. And Anna Hasselborg does

have the hammer here. If a mistake

2:11:102:11:15

happened, that is what you are

trying to do.

This is a fair bit of

2:11:152:11:23

ice between these two stones here in

the house. Eve Muirhead driving to

2:11:232:11:27

emulate Anna Sloan. Double

2:11:272:11:40

emulate Anna Sloan. Double taker.

Has she got this one? Got a

2:11:402:11:43

chance...

Oh, it has just gone

underneath.

Just underneath. That

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wasn't a bad shot. Very, very close.

There was a lot of ice between those

2:11:502:11:56

two. CHEERING

What it from the overhead, here. I

2:11:562:12:04

thought from the angle we were

looking at it, I think it was going

2:12:042:12:08

with the curl, the spin. But just

goes underneath. Unlucky there. Head

2:12:082:12:15

back. New it was close. -- she knew

it was close.

2:12:152:12:26

So, Sweden will be hoping they can

make sure of their two. Two stones

2:12:282:12:34

to go. She won't want to give Eve

Muirhead that same opportunity

2:12:342:12:38

again.

2:12:382:12:42

So, Anna Hasselborg, 28-year-old

skip. Intently watching her first

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meaningful stone after the blanked

first end. Wants to go a little

2:12:542:13:02

further back this time.

They had to

be very careful, they don't want to

2:13:022:13:06

leave a double on again.

Coming back

onto the T-line again. Even's going

2:13:062:13:12

to have another look.

2:13:122:13:17

There's a little, even more

distance, but she's left an angle.

2:13:202:13:27

Just about there, Eve. Easier said

than done, isn't it. When you catch

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the first stone, not even half a

centimetre wide of where you want

2:13:352:13:38

to. Change the angle which the stone

comes off. And you've got to have a

2:13:382:13:46

fair amount of weight to take that

second stone out, just tap it out if

2:13:462:13:51

she can.

You heard her saying,

because she wants to get more of the

2:13:512:13:58

stone she is aiming for. Even if she

gets a dead ball across the face.

2:13:582:14:06

That one just got too much of it.

This should be fairly

2:14:062:14:11

straightforward for Hasselborg to

get her two. I do fear for the

2:14:112:14:19

Japanese team. They are up

2:14:192:14:28

Japanese team. They are up against

Korea. The Korean crowd, you have

2:14:282:14:31

heard them behind their team, as you

would expect. Sweden he is set to

2:14:312:14:36

take their two, barring any

mistakes.

2:14:362:14:44

A little unfortunate from a Great

Britain perspective. Eve just

2:14:462:14:54

missing with her first attempt at

the double. The Swedish and British

2:14:542:15:01

players are really going to have to

concentrate. The crowd cheering.

2:15:012:15:12

Oh, she's fortunate! Because if that

red had not been there, then that

2:15:192:15:25

would have had enough on it to go

out. She's just pushed it back and

2:15:252:15:30

they've stayed two. Almost not only

did that red stop the shooter from

2:15:302:15:42

spinning out, the shooter tapped the

red back, but not enough to prevent

2:15:422:15:45

it being two. So, Sweden will be

very, very pleased that they've

2:15:452:15:51

picked up their two and they lead

after two Tony.

2:15:512:16:00

after two Tony. The atmosphere is

wonderful in here and just watching

2:16:002:16:04

that stone come down, just watch

this. It has got enough of it and if

2:16:042:16:10

it does not catch enough of that red

it goes out itself. But that British

2:16:102:16:15

yellow at the top of the circle not

counting. And you think about Anna

2:16:152:16:20

Sloan's stone that was moved further

out, it might have counted, but as

2:16:202:16:26

we said, Anna had taken something of

that with her foot accidentally.

2:16:262:16:35

that with her foot accidentally. So,

important that Great Britain

2:16:352:16:38

respond. And this is the first time,

I'll say it before you get word

2:16:382:16:45

across your lips - patience.

Good!

If there's anything you've learned

2:16:452:16:53

this week, that's what the game of

curling is all about!

2:16:532:17:05

Eve will want to build a nice end

here, she will want a

2:17:152:17:20

straightforward shot to get her two,

just like Anna just had. So, Lauren

2:17:202:17:32

Gray looking for a nice first stone.

Just going to put a corner guard in

2:17:322:17:37

place.

2:17:372:17:42

place.

Lauren Gray puts a massive

amount of handle on these stones

2:17:432:17:46

are! It's just spinning, spinning -

is it stopping? It is.

If you're

2:17:462:17:56

still new to getting into the

curling in the latter stages, then

2:17:562:17:59

anything out in the front of the

house, in front of the tee line and

2:17:592:18:05

not in the house is not in the free

guard zone until four stones have

2:18:052:18:12

been played. You can't hit it out of

play. If it had come into the house,

2:18:122:18:22

then Sweden were entitled to move

it. She's played a couple of nice

2:18:222:18:28

stones. Just curling across a little

bit, it means that a little bit of

2:18:282:18:36

that red can be seen. Not much.

JACKIE LOCKHART: So, Lauren Gray

2:18:362:18:45

just being asked to come round onto

that red in the centre. She's

2:18:452:18:51

playing a clockwise rotation of the

stone.

2:18:512:18:58

Is this just going to go past? Vicki

is trying hard to sweep this into

2:19:032:19:10

the line of the stone... Just

misses.

That is a real error from

2:19:102:19:15

Lauren Gray, and we haven't seen too

many from her this week.

2:19:152:19:20

STEVE CRAM: That's what we were

talking about, reading the ice

2:19:202:19:24

early. A little heavy there.

2:19:242:19:35

Now, Sweden...

2:19:352:19:43

Knochenhauer, with the second. Going

to take that British stone out.

2:19:462:20:00

Well, a muted cheer for Japan, and

at one point in that other match,

2:20:002:20:12

that second end looked to be not

going for them, but they picked up

2:20:122:20:15

there two. The winners of the

semifinals will play in the

2:20:152:20:20

gold-medal match, at midnight on

Saturday, UK time. The bronze

2:20:202:20:28

Saturday, UK time. The bronze medal

match, Saturday morning. Half past

2:20:282:20:31

six.

2:20:312:20:40

Eve was just asking for the same

shot as Lauren has played, but the

2:20:402:20:44

girls are wanting to play the run.

Going to run the red onto the red in

2:20:442:20:49

the house.

How does it look...?

She's played that well.

Nice, very

2:20:492:20:58

good. Taken both of them, that

helps. It saves a stone. Sometimes

2:20:582:21:04

you just get the one. Actually,

Vicki played really well in that

2:21:042:21:10

match against Canada. Got her

shooting boots on.

2:21:102:21:20

We've still left a yellow out in the

front, and Sweden are going to try

2:21:272:21:34

to use that to their advantage by

coming in behind it.

If you are new

2:21:342:21:38

to the strategic manner of the game

in terms of scoring, then you're

2:21:382:21:40

trying to build an end and you

always have the chance to blank and

2:21:402:21:45

end if you have the hammer at it is

not working out how you want it to,

2:21:452:21:49

which is what Sweden deliberately

did in the first end, they didn't

2:21:492:21:55

even really try to score. It is an

option for Britain now that they

2:21:552:21:59

have the hammer.

2:21:592:22:04

Well, it's standing room only in

here, there's lots of people

2:22:102:22:14

standing at the back, trying to get

a good few. There seems to be a few

2:22:142:22:19

seats they could be sitting in, but

people deciding to stand and watch.

2:22:192:22:24

Great crowds at the curling all the

way through the round robin, even

2:22:242:22:29

from the men's curling, the mixed

doubles curling. So, Vicki trying to

2:22:292:22:36

bring this one right in behind that

yellow. Right there would be good!

2:22:362:22:44

That's a nice shot. A fair bit of

distance from the guard, but it's

2:22:442:22:52

nicely tucked in and well swept by

Lauren.

2:22:522:23:02

PLAYER: Well swept. Sorry, I made

you work!

2:23:022:23:06

STEVE CRAM: Sorry, I made you work,

says Vicki. So, Sara McManus, she is

2:23:062:23:17

a real linchpin of this team, if

she's playing well, the team plays

2:23:172:23:21

well.

So, again flare going to drive

the yellow stone Great Britain back

2:23:212:23:32

onto the other yellow. But didn't

make contact, but she's cleared the

2:23:322:23:37

front.

2:23:372:23:41

So, Great Britain with the hammer

here, and they will be quite happy

2:23:502:23:53

to put one to the other side of the

house. It may not be lying second

2:23:532:23:58

shot, but as long as it's in the

house. Eve's looking to get this one

2:23:582:24:06

right onto the 12ft.

2:24:062:24:13

PLAYER: Line's perfect.

Yeah, just

let it come... A little bit more,

2:24:132:24:22

says Eve. That's nicely done.

2:24:222:24:28

You always get the feeling these are

two well matched teams.

And they

2:24:452:24:54

know each other's game inside out,

they play each other so much on the

2:24:542:24:57

circuit.

Just came out of the other

side there.

2:24:572:25:09

She won't mind where that is,

really.

Yeah, as long as we keep

2:25:102:25:14

putting a yellow stone in, another

yellow stone in there. Two red

2:25:142:25:20

stones of Sweden are behind the tee.

They should be our friend because we

2:25:202:25:29

can use them to push a stone back

onto, or jam a stone on.

So, Anna

2:25:292:25:37

trying to repeat the stone she laid

a moment or two ago. A little more

2:25:372:25:43

weight on this one, though.

You see,

she can't go for the double, there's

2:25:432:25:51

a nice angle but she can't go for

the other yellow, because she will

2:25:512:25:55

push it back onto the other reds.

She's going to have to go for the

2:25:552:25:58

open yellow here.

2:25:582:26:01

Anna Hasselborg has had a lot of

experience, still just 28th. She

2:26:192:26:23

actually made her international

debut in the European mixed event,

2:26:232:26:28

not mixed doubles but she was in a

mixed team, in 2008, ten years ago,

2:26:282:26:36

with Nicklas, and Nicklas has got

himself into the Olympic final,

2:26:362:26:40

which he didn't manage to do last

time, of course, beaten by Great

2:26:402:26:45

Britain in the semi, and Anna

Hasselborg hoping to avoid the same

2:26:452:26:47

fate here.

2:26:472:26:56

fate here. So, Eve just wanting to

come in now and get tucked in that

2:26:562:27:04

little pocket with those two reds

behind, that would be nice.

Yeah, if

2:27:042:27:09

we can make these reds our friend

and rest on top of them, that would

2:27:092:27:13

be great. Have to be really careful

where Eve's stone finishes, though,

2:27:132:27:19

because we don't want to leave

double.

No, when you see it from,,

2:27:192:27:24

and we are sitting right behind Eve

Muirhead, and first of all, it looks

2:27:242:27:28

a long way away! And secondly, those

stones look a lot closer together

2:27:282:27:31

from where we are sitting down when

you see the overhead.

2:27:312:27:40

you see the overhead. To drop in

behind her own yellow would be

2:27:402:27:42

perfect here.

When you say it's a

long way away, I think it's about

2:27:422:27:46

150ft, the length of a curling rink.

This has got a lot of work to do,

2:27:462:27:53

though.

Yeah, this is really high.

Adages heavy from Eve.

Goodness me!

2:27:532:28:09

Just a bit heavy on her release

here. You can hear the girls asking

2:28:102:28:16

for times, they clock all the shots

and they know what weight they

2:28:162:28:20

should be throwing. They practise

these shots day in, day out, looking

2:28:202:28:23

for muscle memory to throw the same

weight as you did on the end before,

2:28:232:28:30

the shot before.

Well, that's an

opportunity missed for Great

2:28:302:28:36

Britain, for Eve Muirhead. That's

the first time she's been asked to

2:28:362:28:39

really make a good draw. And she was

a long way off.

2:28:392:28:50

So, Anna Hasselborg can just tighten

the screw a little bit here - has

2:28:502:28:59

she got this at it straight? No. She

might have taken one red there.

2:28:592:29:07

Could she take both of them, or is

she just going to take one? I think

2:29:072:29:14

a blank might be an option here. She

wants to score. Well, if she's going

2:29:142:29:22

to score she'll have to play about

better shot than she did a moment or

2:29:222:29:25

two ago.

, yes. Just anywhere in the

4ft will do the job.

Coming down

2:29:252:29:29

that side again, if she comes up

against those two stones, that would

2:29:292:29:35

be fine. So, the two not available,

she's going for the one. There was a

2:29:352:29:43

chance for double takeout, but you

don't want the risk of anything

2:29:432:29:46

going wrong with that. And having

Sweden extend their lead even more,

2:29:462:29:52

so she's making sure that she gets

one here - or trying to make sure.

2:29:522:29:57

She didn't have this the same amount

of ice, which is a good thing. Needs

2:29:572:30:04

to turn... Looking pretty good.

2:30:042:30:10

She gets her one. And now, the

deficit just one. So after three

2:30:132:30:21

ends, Sweden have the initiative.

And again, all smiles from them.

2:30:212:30:27

They force the one there, more

through Eve not able to make a good

2:30:272:30:33

first shop with her first stone,

rather than great play from Sweden.

2:30:332:30:36

But they do lead 2-1 after three

ends.

2:30:362:30:50

Getting some great reaction shots,

all the slow motions and super slow

2:30:512:30:55

motions. Great facial expressions.

2:30:552:31:03

Well, it is early initiative to

Sweden, but this is almost falling

2:31:182:31:22

into the pattern of many British

women's matches, where they don't

2:31:222:31:26

make the best of starts and improve,

and get better. Looking around the

2:31:262:31:31

arena, Jackie, and all the way down

the far side, people are standing

2:31:312:31:36

all the way at the back. Most of

them who aren't in their seats are

2:31:362:31:41

over at the site where the Korea and

Japan matches being played. A lot of

2:31:412:31:47

British fans here as well, and

indeed, quite a few Swedes as well.

2:31:472:31:51

Let's hope they have something to

cheer about.

It is a wonderful

2:31:512:31:55

crowd. Lots of the national

delegates from the curling

2:31:552:32:01

Association is all in watching their

players here on the ice.

2:32:012:32:09

players here on the ice. All of

them, of course, keen for their own

2:32:102:32:12

teams to do well, because it sells

their sport a bit more. The World

2:32:122:32:18

Cup Federation today saying they are

pleased that they had seven

2:32:182:32:21

different nations competing in these

stages, and that's what they're

2:32:212:32:26

looking for. You don't want one

Nation dominated it all the time.

2:32:262:32:31

You want growth and expansion, and

it is certainly happening. I heard

2:32:312:32:36

you, Steve, speaking about the

Canadians. Their coaches are going

2:32:362:32:40

to all parts of the world, teaching

what they did in Canada. Canada has

2:32:402:32:44

to watch now and keep up with the

rest of the world.

That's what

2:32:442:32:52

happens, you see, you get good,

invent the sport, like we did in the

2:32:522:32:56

UK. The rest of the world starts

playing, and we can't get anywhere

2:32:562:33:00

near them.

Of course! This sport

does

2:33:002:33:08

does originate from Scotland.

Just

have to cut this in, if they can.

2:33:082:33:14

Nicely done by Lauren. You can just

see, it didn't tuck incompletely

2:33:142:33:22

behind the guard, as you can see.

Sofia

2:33:222:33:35

Sofia Mabergs. The facial

expressions are great. Calling and

2:33:352:33:41

communication, a bit of hard work

here. This is looking pretty good.

2:33:412:33:50

Sweden haven't done anything wrong

yet. 2-3 errors we have seen, one

2:33:502:33:57

from Lauren in the previous end.

2:33:572:34:05

from Lauren in the previous end.

All

of these athletes downed there in

2:34:052:34:07

the gym training. Every day, on the

ice, practising. Both of these teams

2:34:072:34:15

we see competing just now, the

Swedish girls and Great Britain

2:34:152:34:19

girls, they are full-time curlers,

it is what they do, day in, day out.

2:34:192:34:28

All hoping to achieve that Olympic

dream of theirs, putting a gold

2:34:282:34:32

medal round about their necks.

Vicki

catching that one a little bit on

2:34:322:34:38

the wrong side. We've talked a lot

about the various programmes now

2:34:382:34:44

being conducted in different

countries, some of them very small,

2:34:442:34:47

but very focused. The Korean team

have been playing together since

2:34:472:34:56

school. And if they are successful

here, if they get to the final in

2:34:562:35:03

particular, then they've already

been very successful. It is only

2:35:032:35:08

going to help curling in this part

of the world. The next Winter

2:35:082:35:12

Olympics are in Beijing in four

years' time. Chinaman presented here

2:35:122:35:16

in the women's competition. Not in

the mens, they were in the mixed

2:35:162:35:20

doubles.

2:35:202:35:23

So has Vicki Adams got it right this

time?

Yeah, we're just looking for a

2:35:282:35:34

nice weight that the girls can

control and get a little hit and

2:35:342:35:37

control.

We have seen 3-4 similar

shots from both teams here, just not

2:35:372:35:42

able to get over. Again, although

Knochenhauer couldn't with her last

2:35:422:35:47

one, she has been given a chance to

do it again this time. These are all

2:35:472:35:51

little things.

It appears to be

running a little bit straight down

2:35:512:35:58

that side of the ice. But you have

to be careful, if you duck your turn

2:35:582:36:04

under, it probably will pull towards

the centre line very quickly. Yeah,

2:36:042:36:08

the smallest of margins can make a

big difference at the other end of

2:36:082:36:12

the sheet.

We're watching these

stones come down towards us. This

2:36:122:36:20

has got a better chance. Might be a

bit too much this time. A British

2:36:202:36:25

stone goes out. They've got one now

at the back, just going into the 12

2:36:252:36:35

foot. It's behind that guard as

well.

2:36:352:36:42

So important that these two teams

here can stick to the task and block

2:36:492:36:52

out everything that is going on in

the arena.

2:36:522:37:01

the arena.

Anna Sloan is going to

play a hack weight here. If you

2:37:012:37:10

throw it down the ice, it would land

on the fact that the other end.

2:37:102:37:14

Working hard to move this stone

closer to the red. We're going to

2:37:142:37:17

catch it? Just not enough.

2:37:172:37:25

catch it? Just not enough.

It is a

game of half shot at the moment from

2:37:252:37:28

a British perspective. Another story

from Anna Sloan. Not quite getting

2:37:282:37:32

things to work.

2:37:322:37:37

Staying patient, though, Jackie.

Good. Sweden do have the opportunity

2:37:492:37:56

to better that shot and come in

behind their red. They will want to

2:37:562:38:00

stop tee-high. Anywhere on the top

half of the circle. If they come in

2:38:002:38:05

too far, it is an easy shot for

Great Britain to sit on top of. We

2:38:052:38:08

will be able to see all of that, I

think. So, another opportunity for

2:38:082:38:14

Anna to hit that stone, roll across.

And if she's lucky, take the back

2:38:142:38:19

rooms and one as well.

Come on then,

Anna, let's have a good one here.

2:38:192:38:24

Great Britain just not quite making

their shots up to this point. Still

2:38:242:38:30

just in the Matt -- fourth end here.

It is amazing how one or two shots

2:38:302:38:40

change the momentum a little bit.

Definitely, things favouring Sweden

2:38:402:38:43

at the moment.

2:38:432:38:48

at the moment. She has done well

there. That's a good shot. They have

2:38:482:38:52

both gone, Eve's having a look.

Keeping the shooter in line with the

2:38:522:38:56

yellow. It has come out the other

side a bit orbit. That one still in.

2:38:562:39:01

Anna has a look as well. Just

touching, perhaps.

2:39:012:39:12

touching, perhaps. Would you reckon,

Jackie?

I think that's out. Yeah.

2:39:122:39:15

That was a great shot.

Important

shot there, that will make Anna feel

2:39:152:39:21

an awful lot better.

2:39:212:39:27

It would be nice if you've good tuck

one in here. Make it difficult for

2:39:342:39:42

Anna Hasselborg. A cheer as Korea

have picked up one in the third.

2:39:422:39:49

Japan just hanging on to them, just

about. 4-2 after three ends, Korea

2:39:492:39:54

lead.

2:39:542:40:01

lead. If you're going to play a

couple of bad shots, play them in

2:40:012:40:05

the first 2-3 ends, then be really

good after that.

Yeah, or sometimes

2:40:052:40:10

play them first. If you can play

your second shot better, you make up

2:40:102:40:13

for your first one.

We are looking

for the accuracy to improve as this

2:40:132:40:19

match goes on. It will have to if

Eve Muirhead is to be at her best.

2:40:192:40:26

Has she got the little role in?

Almost, not quite.

2:40:262:40:34

Almost, not quite. So, Anna

Hasselborg will try to do what Eve

2:40:342:40:37

Muirhead couldn't quite do there.

Just having a little look.

2:40:372:40:45

Sweden looking for any little bit of

height to make it difficult for Eve

2:40:522:40:58

to see it or better it.

2:40:582:41:07

It would be great if Great Britain

could force a one again here if

2:41:072:41:12

Sweden do get the two, then that

would be 4-1. Hasselborg started

2:41:122:41:23

well. Hasn't had too difficult a

shot to make, though, it is more Eve

2:41:252:41:30

not able to make hers, forced to one

in the last end. Yeah, just on the

2:41:302:41:39

nose there. Can Eve get this right?

2:41:392:41:52

So, Eve just trying the same shot

again. Just control it, and if she

2:42:022:42:06

get a bit of a roll, that would make

it difficult for Sweden.

2:42:062:42:19

So, those piercing blue eyes of Eve

Muirhead watching intently. In the

2:42:192:42:26

early exchanges, Sweden have

definitely had the upper hand. Eve

2:42:262:42:29

Muirhead trying to rest that a wave

from Ben here. Tucking it in behind

2:42:292:42:35

the yellow, hitting it on the nose.

Anna, saying they want it in the

2:42:352:42:42

centre, but it is just not

finishing.

She had another look.

2:42:422:42:46

McManus has gone to see if that is

in or not. That is significant. They

2:42:462:42:51

can bank the end. But if she thinks

that's in, they can get two. It

2:42:512:42:59

better be right, from their point of

view. Only one stone left, don't

2:42:592:43:06

forget. The options are, that

obviously looks out, but that is

2:43:062:43:14

because the camera is over the top

and zoomed in on it.

Leave is

2:43:142:43:20

looking with one eye and leaning

over.

2:43:202:43:27

They might ask for a measure. The

umpire can come in.

How accurate,

2:43:302:43:38

the outside of the red line...

When

you go to a competition like this,

2:43:382:43:44

the umpires will tell you how well

the rings have been made. If there

2:43:442:43:49

are any of them slightly out or an

error in the detail, and you would

2:43:492:43:54

think, at this level, the ring

should be purple.

She is either

2:43:542:43:59

blanking this or she thinks that's

in. She thinks that in.

No, she's

2:43:592:44:05

trying to blanket.

That is in.

Oh,

my goodness.

That's in.

It is in.

2:44:052:44:15

One is in, so have they got one or

have they got two? They're going to

2:44:152:44:20

have to measure it. This would be a

was old for Great Britain if they've

2:44:202:44:26

held Sweden to one. She was

definitely trying to blank that one

2:44:262:44:30

there. But it wasn't a great shot.

She thought it was out because she

2:44:302:44:36

was trying to blank it. Let's hope

she's right. That is out.

Out.

2:44:362:44:49

So, a little bit of a let-off

therefore Great Britain, because she

2:44:532:45:01

could have blanked the end there.

Some work to do here and we could be

2:45:012:45:10

all tied up. Was that a little error

from Hasselborg?

Yep. She didn't

2:45:102:45:22

want to overthrow that, though,

because she knew she had to catch

2:45:222:45:25

it. So, advantage back to Great

Britain, as Steve so, but if we can

2:45:252:45:32

pick up our two, we are right back

in this game. -- as Steve said.

You

2:45:322:45:39

can see Kyle Smith right in the

middle, sitting on the step. Logan

2:45:392:45:45

is at the back as well, watching his

sister, and the Swedish fans in the

2:45:452:45:49

arena, spindle around.

2:45:492:45:54

arena, spindle around. -- sprinkled

around. Any of the encounters

2:45:562:46:02

between these two, you're almost

assured it's going to go right down

2:46:022:46:05

to the wire. One team will always

have a bit of an upper hand at any

2:46:052:46:10

one point. Definitely being Sweden

early on. Claudio Patz with a little

2:46:102:46:17

bit of a let-off there. It would

have been a blanked end but it just

2:46:172:46:26

stopped Sweden getting their two.

2:46:262:46:30

PLAYER: Line is good!

2:46:552:47:04

Easy, easy, good.

2:47:042:47:12

STEVE CRAM: So, a corner guard put

up by Lauren Gray.

2:47:122:47:21

We were in the hotel where we are

staying, Jackie and we bumped in

2:47:262:47:33

Pontus Jansson you did! I sort of

stud in the background! Sweden, of

2:47:332:47:37

course, have got hobbled gold

medallists in their broadcasting

2:47:372:47:44

team?

No, she's not, she's part of

the Association, I want to say the

2:47:442:47:53

Olympic Association, the IOC.

Oh,

Ishii Hammett or is it maybe just

2:47:532:47:57

the curling Association? She is here

in a curling capacity. Just to give

2:47:572:48:03

you a bit of history of Sweden's

performance in the Olympic Games.

2:48:032:48:09

Bronze medal in Nagano in 1988, gold

in 2006 and gold in 2010 and a

2:48:092:48:16

silver in 2014.

2:48:162:48:22

silver in 2014.

It's maybe the world

curling federation that she is part

2:48:242:48:28

of here, working with the team. Had

to look that one up!

2:48:282:48:38

We're a all trying to stay fairly

calm here, because still early days,

2:48:472:48:54

and although Sweden are leading 3-1,

a good end could tie things up or at

2:48:542:49:01

least only be one behind perhaps.

Already chasing the match a little

2:49:012:49:10

bit. That one's gone.

2:49:102:49:24

So, Eve has got a couple of

opportunities here. She indicated a

2:49:252:49:31

couple of ideas there. She could tap

her red in behind the other red and

2:49:312:49:35

move the other red across behind the

yellow. Or she could just ignore it

2:49:352:49:41

and just draw one in. If she used

the red, she could tap the red right

2:49:412:49:46

out, but she's just going to ignore

that and brought in behind our

2:49:462:49:50

yellow.

2:49:502:49:56

yellow. -- and draw in. It's that

whole idea of just trying to set

2:49:562:49:59

something up for yourself.

When

there's only one stone in the house

2:49:592:50:06

- another one coming in now but...

That's a nice stone. But if it's not

2:50:062:50:15

building, you do have the chance of

course to try and blank. Sweden

2:50:152:50:24

won't want that to happen, if

possible. Just having a look at

2:50:242:50:31

this, getting the yellow guard onto

the other one - pretty much lined

2:50:312:50:35

up. She might have got this. Oh,

just misses. And the other red spins

2:50:352:50:46

across. And that could be handy as

well.

2:50:462:50:52

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, we can

utilise these reds to our advantage.

2:50:522:50:56

We can play on that red now, a

little flop across to the other ones

2:50:562:51:03

would be perfect.

Yeah, Vicki missed

a couple of these by not very much

2:51:032:51:12

last time, so if she can just make a

slight adjustment. This is going

2:51:122:51:15

down the other side, though.

2:51:152:51:22

down the other side, though. Just

role in behind the other two sitting

2:51:222:51:23

out in front of the house, and we

would be sitting in a nice position.

2:51:232:51:27

Has she got it enough? Push it over

a bitter! Too straight.

2:51:272:51:34

What's funny here at the curling is

that there's very few what I would

2:51:552:52:03

call dignitary seats, there's no

special area. There's a row of

2:52:032:52:07

seats, around 10-15, and so many

people have turned up for the four

2:52:072:52:13

teams' representatives, it's

standing room only!

2:52:132:52:20

standing room only! A little

straight again as well. I'm sort of

2:52:202:52:25

pleased that McManus isn't quite

making her shots. I don't know what

2:52:252:52:30

she's shooting so far, Jackie...

She's on 75.

Yeah, because when on

2:52:302:52:39

fire, she keeps tugging these away.

She's very good at that.

Yeah, the

2:52:392:52:43

last time they played against us,

Sara McManus was having a great

2:52:432:52:48

game.

2:52:482:52:53

game.

This has got a better chance

thank you yeah, that's better. Much

2:52:552:53:01

better. It was pretty close to those

front stones, but two in there now,

2:53:012:53:10

one tucked in.

2:53:102:53:14

So, Sweden turning their attention

to the other side, then. McManus is

2:53:272:53:34

going to replace that yellow with a

red. Going to go over, though, is

2:53:342:53:38

it? Not quite. Good try.

It is a

nice attempt but I think we will

2:53:382:53:46

still be able to see the edge of

that. Unfortunately in these

2:53:462:53:55

circumstances, Anna's a left-handed

player, so she's sitting on the

2:53:552:54:02

right hack and as a result she will

probably be seeing less of. --

2:54:022:54:11

seeing less.

Almost right on the

centre line. They've set this out a

2:54:112:54:20

little wide... Better that than

hitting the guard, though, I think.

2:54:202:54:25

Now, is this going to turn in...? Is

it going to catch the guard? It

2:54:252:54:32

does. She's done well there.

Yes,

that is a well-controlled stone,

2:54:322:54:40

well played and well-controlled by

the sweepers.

Just trying to keep

2:54:402:54:47

pressure back on to Sweden here,

just keep making your shots, ask

2:54:472:54:53

them to make theirs. So, Great

Britain in with two now, that one at

2:54:532:55:01

the top nicely tucked in. So, once

more, Swedish skip with her eyes on

2:55:012:55:08

that back yellow. So, Japan have

picked up another one, to close the

2:55:082:55:15

gap, that's 4-3. Korea with the

three in the very first end, got the

2:55:152:55:26

advantage early, a little like

Sweden in this match here.

2:55:262:55:32

Well, if they trade stones, then

we'll get our two.

Just as the

2:55:462:55:55

textbook would tell us!

That was a

nice shot, it was Anna who played

2:55:552:56:02

that one, wasn't it? Just to get the

yellow tucked in.

2:56:022:56:10

Yeah, they were saying how down the

middle here, it's not doing too much

2:56:162:56:19

at all, is it? Staying pretty

straight.

Yeah, because we've seen a

2:56:192:56:25

few times the girls trying to get a

little hit and roll, but it's

2:56:252:56:30

running so straight.

So, Eve

Muirhead, then, trying to make sure

2:56:302:56:38

she keeps the opportunity for a two.

Well done.

2:56:382:56:50

Well, there haven't been too many

dramatics so far in this match, it's

2:56:582:57:08

being a little bit of a cat and

mouse affair, but you can feel Great

2:57:082:57:11

Britain just warming to the task

here and getting their two here

2:57:112:57:15

would be a great way to go in to the

half-time break. After five ends,

2:57:152:57:22

things level. A couple of stones to

be played, though.

2:57:222:57:31

be played, though. We've got two in

the house, Hasselborg will take this

2:57:332:57:35

one out. Oh, she's done a good job,

took that right over. It's going to

2:57:352:57:45

be quite steep, though. But it IS

counting, that's important. -- quite

2:57:452:57:52

deep. That is a very good shot,

actually.

Yeah, it is, it is tucked

2:57:522:57:57

in right in behind, I'm not sure Eve

will be able to play it... She might

2:57:572:58:05

be able to play a back ring weight.

She has played a great shot there,

2:58:052:58:10

it caught me out, that one, I was

already giving us two!

It's never

2:58:102:58:16

over until it's over in the curling

game!

No! She CAN get to it.

Yep,

2:58:162:58:23

you've just got to believe the stone

will pull across that centreline.

2:58:232:58:28

She's got to get a lot of that

stone, though, to stay in. So, Eve

2:58:282:58:36

Muirhead, then, with a real test

here, just was beginning to relax,

2:58:362:58:42

thinking she might have a much

easier stone to deliver to get a

2:58:422:58:45

two. Now, she's got to find a way

around, on the right line, with the

2:58:452:58:51

right weight, to hit that red at the

back... It's got a chance... Has Eve

2:58:512:58:57

Muirhead played a cracker here? Just

needs to tap it... She has indeed!

2:58:572:59:03

Well done, Eve Muirhead! That will

make her feel very good indeed! A

2:59:032:59:06

superb shot to finish fifth end, and

after an early advantage to Sweden,

2:59:062:59:14

we're all tied up at 3-3 in this

match.

2:59:142:59:19

CLARE BALDING: David Murdoch is with

me in the studio watching, gripped

2:59:242:59:29

by the game. It is tied with Sweden

but they have the early advantage.

2:59:292:59:35

They did, yeah. Sweden got in front,

two on the board, ahead. It meant

2:59:352:59:41

Eve had to play more offensive

curling. It is tough to get two back

2:59:412:59:45

and get back into the game. What we

have seen just now, an incredible

2:59:452:59:50

hit and roll by Anna Hasselborg,

looking like a guaranteed two points

2:59:502:59:54

to Great Britain, and left Eve a

tough shot. Even played a great

2:59:542:59:58

shot. It will give her great

momentum.

An incident in end two,

2:59:583:00:05

Anna Sloan touching a stone by

mistake. Let's listen to what she

3:00:053:00:08

says.

3:00:083:00:14

I touched that.

3:00:143:00:21

Sorry.

I think it was moving.

OK.

3:00:233:00:33

Did you have a speed on it?

Did you

have a speed on it?

3:00:373:00:43

I don't think it was flying.

I don't think it made that much

3:00:433:00:47

difference.

3:00:473:00:53

That would never have gone out.

3:00:533:00:59

CLARE BALDING: That would never have

gone out. Talk through what the

3:00:593:01:04

options are there. It is up to the

Swedish skipper to decide what to do

3:01:043:01:07

with it.

Great Britain were the

offending team. Anna flicked it with

3:01:073:01:14

her foot, it which gives Sweden

options. They can leave it, move it

3:01:143:01:19

to where they think it would go, or

they can completely remove it if

3:01:193:01:23

they really wanted to be a bit

nasty.

Hasselborg has been quite

3:01:233:01:27

sporting.

She has. It looks like

Anna has slowed it down. Anna is

3:01:273:01:33

moving the stone out a bit and says

it would have roles to hear, which

3:01:333:01:39

is fair and sportsmanlike from the

Swedes. You can see and the stone

3:01:393:01:43

with her foot, and you can see there

is a bit more speed on it. It slows

3:01:433:01:51

down Aegerter bit. Probably the

correct decision.

Is curling like

3:01:513:01:54

cricket in that behaviour is really

important

3:01:543:02:05

important.

Generally, throughout the

season, we are our own umpires. We

3:02:053:02:13

make sure we stick to this. It is

important to have that kind of

3:02:133:02:17

etiquette and stick to the rules.

That little mistake may not have

3:02:173:02:21

been the only cause, but at

3:02:213:02:23

That little mistake may not have

been the only cause, but at the end

3:02:233:02:23

of end two, Sweden were in a

position where they could take two

3:02:233:02:26

and take advantage.

That's right.

The Swedes had a well worked end.

3:02:263:02:35

Anna Hasselborg delivers the stone

for two points. A routine shot, a

3:02:353:02:41

straight, no set. You can see, she

is not throwing too well. They had

3:02:413:02:45

to sweep the whole way. It would

have been a guaranteed two, which

3:02:453:02:50

would have been a roll out, but she

gets lucky to get a hit on her own

3:02:503:02:54

one and still get two points. A

mistake.

But she gets away with it.

3:02:543:03:00

one and still get two points. A

mistake.

But she gets away with it.

3:03:003:03:00

Were those signs of nerves?

Yeah, we

have seen nerves on both sides,

3:03:003:03:04

which we thought we would do, being

an Olympics a final. It is a case of

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going into the last microbe quod

ends, -- microcode ends.

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going into the last microbe quod

ends, -- microcode ends.

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Anna Hasselborg wasn't sure if her

stone was in or not. It is

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extraordinary that we can see on the

camera that it is not in. But the

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players themselves don't know. They

aren't going to know until the

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measurement comes out right at the

end.

That is right. You look at it,

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and you think, is this in? It is

really close, should I hit it and

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take two, or roll out and blank the

end? Team Sweden they would blank

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the end. They were confident the

stone was out on the wing, but

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another mistake from Hasselborg, she

doesn't roll out, and she lies in

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the ring. The measure now goes

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the ring. The measure now goes on to

see if it is two points or just one.

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This is millimetres. There's nothing

in it. Curling is a game of

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millimetres, look how close it is.

Out

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millimetres, look how close it is.

Out by just a millimetre.

Unlucky

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for Sweden, in that they didn't roll

out and blank, or they would have

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carried the hammer on. What a shot

from Eve at the end of end five,

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carried the hammer on. What a shot

from Eve at the end of end five, the

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last action before the half-time

break. Explain why this is

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difficult.

It is very difficult. It

was looking like a guaranteed two

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for Britain. Anna Sloan played two

to refix tones that end, setting it

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up for Eve. Hasselborg played it

brilliant in behind the guards,

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leaving Eve a delicate tag back.

They work well with the sweepers,

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perfectly weighted to allow it to

curl, allowing the stone in. A

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brilliantly played stone to

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curl, allowing the stone in. A

brilliantly played stone to get two

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on the board.

Does it give either

momentum, do Team GB have the

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advantage with the scores level?

They will feel that now. They will

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feel they have jostled in the first

five ends, putting two on the board

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now. They know that within

themselves, the last five ends have

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been best August all week. Fingers

crossed, that is the case today.

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They will get stronger in his

guitar, let's rejoin Jackie Lockhart

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and Steve Cram. The winner of the

semifinal goes into the gold medal

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match in the women's curling.

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COMMENTATOR: All to play for, and we

were listening to the half-time chat

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between the two teams, I couldn't

understand the Swedish, but I could

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with the British team. It was really

interesting, Glenn Howard and Eve

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Muirhead just talking strategy about

what they were going to do. It

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sounded like a bit more aggressive,

talking about what they would do if

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Sweden put up a corner guard. So

it's not a case of just coming out

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and seeing how things go, they

really are thinking it through even

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from the first stone when they come

out. Lauren has played a nice one in

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their match with the guard she put

out. That is Lauren Gray there,

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University of Glasgow graduate.

English literature and politics.

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Right girl. -- bright girl. She can

come Prime Minister and be very

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eloquent.

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Is this going to catch? No, it's

not. Yes, it is. Just talk, Jackie,

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there was, I was reading a piece

about one of the skips talking about

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the ice warming up a bit, changing

the way it was curling. It sounded

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like more of an excuse than anything

else. I think, that was from the

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other day. Sometimes they come out

after the half-time break, people

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have had a break, read the ice, can

it change that quickly if no one

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plays on it for ten minutes is a?

It

can, actually. What also can change

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is your dynamics. You have been

playing constantly one end after the

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other, and you have 4- five minute

break, and it can be used that comes

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out and not through the stone as

well. The ice has been left sitting

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for that four minutes. The ice

technicians do a huge amount of work

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on an ice rink, and they constantly

take the temperature. If it changes

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outside, the audience, if it is too

hot with the spectators, you can

3:07:403:07:45

find that when you get to eight,

nine, ten, it may be gets flat, the

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eyes. So they had to be aware of all

these situations across a whole

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game.

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-- the ice.

Eve Muirhead, I apologise to those

3:08:043:08:09

of you that what curling, but new

people are joining us, and maybe the

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rules aren't always evident. The

team have played the stone, they can

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sweep that stone all the way in. On

the tee line, the opposing team can

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sweep it if they like.

3:08:273:08:34

Every up in the match against Japan

-- Korea up. The winners of this

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match play the winners of Korea and

Japan will

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Vicky Adams playing second. They had

to keep concentrating, because it

3:08:523:09:02

might even help these guys. In the

semis, you had to go eight ends, you

3:09:023:09:09

can't finish after six. You are

there for at least eight ends.

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Vicki, long, long guard there.

It

has stopped, but it is high. She

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wanted to make sure she was guarding

the one that there. Another

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opportunity. She's not going to do

it, actually, she's going to clear

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the front, she has the last stone

advantage, so she has decided it is

3:09:333:09:38

too long a guard there. Sweden is

just going to remove it.

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Knochenhauer.

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Knochenhauer.

She would have liked

to try to get the yellow at the top

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of the ring.

I saw Eve Muirhead

wander across to see whether that

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was likely to happen, but she missed

and just took the one. So, Anna

3:10:003:10:08

Sloan then.

3:10:083:10:14

Sloan then. She has another chance

to put a bit of bother out in front

3:10:163:10:19

there for Sweden.

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The crowd milling around the halfway

point reached in that match between

3:10:273:10:31

Korea and Japan.

3:10:313:10:35

This line looks a little better,

further up towards the house. Nicely

3:10:353:10:41

done. She's looking again for the

similar shot. She would love to take

3:10:413:10:49

two of them out here. McManus will

have her first, she's got two

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stones. So she can take both yellows

with a first one.

3:10:563:11:05

It's got a chance, this. Well... She

does take the other yellow, leaves

3:11:053:11:14

one sitting on the button there. So,

Eve will look to put another guard

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out in front.

3:11:203:11:27

She'll want to keep this one just

outside the house, if possible. If

3:11:273:11:31

you bring it into the house, you are

giving them the opportunity of a hit

3:11:313:11:35

and a roll in, bringing it all into

the house.

The point here, at the

3:11:353:11:43

half-time break, you wouldn't have

heard, but Glenn Howard saying, play

3:11:433:11:46

your shots, keep it simple, and if

we end up blanking the end,

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obviously, that's Sweden's choice,

but that would be a good result. So,

3:11:503:11:57

how has Anna Sloan done here? They

will have to get a little bit close

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up, but keep it on the centreline

there. That's not bad at all.

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Not much to choose in terms of

statistics between the teams here,

3:12:163:12:21

Great Britain a little bit down on

draw accuracy. I think that was a

3:12:213:12:29

couple of the early misses, one from

Lauren and one from Eve, a couple

3:12:293:12:34

may be from Eve. Not much to choose

between them, hence the score the

3:12:343:12:39

same, but Sweden with a hammer here.

The hammer in the sixth... I don't

3:12:393:12:44

know why I say it, but we never end

up with the hammer staying with the

3:12:443:12:49

teams from the sixth to the eighth,

to the tent. Nicely around the guard

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there.

3:12:543:13:01

The power of sweeping there from

teams Sweden.

3:13:013:13:08

Smiles more than anything else from

Anna Hasselborg, pleased with away

3:13:113:13:14

her team is playing.

We just need to

keep the pressure on here and make

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sure we hit and stick.

I think it's

really important that Great Britain

3:13:203:13:24

just keep Sweden close right until

the last two ends, just keep them

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close. Don't let a gap appear. If

you're one behind, even two, don't

3:13:303:13:34

let them get away. Great Britain

have been finishing off matches

3:13:343:13:41

really well, better than anybody.

3:13:413:13:48

Great shot.

It's just hangs on.

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Good sweep.

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Sometimes these stones on the

outside can be tricky as well.

3:14:033:14:12

Are we heading for a blanked end, do

you think?

3:14:133:14:20

you think?

I think the ice she's

taken there, she's going to try and

3:14:213:14:27

come around the centre.

3:14:273:14:33

come around the centre.

The other

option is to try and score here, but

3:14:333:14:35

if she... If she decides a blank end

is the better option, it just means

3:14:353:14:42

nothing counts, no stones in the

house, and we move onto the next

3:14:423:14:45

end... So, it just means, it's the

sort of thing you do when you have

3:14:453:14:56

not managed to get a good scoring

opportunity.

3:14:563:15:06

opportunity. So, she's still trying

to manufacture an opportunity for

3:15:063:15:10

herself here, going to draw in...

This could actually curl right out

3:15:103:15:18

the other side. Sheep just wants to

get enough to knock out the GB

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yellow. So, how much will Eve

Muirhead see of that red stone?

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She's just wondering whether or not

she can see enough. And whether she

3:15:343:15:39

can tucked in behind the yellow, I

don't know. Maybe not enough to see,

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so she's going to draw.

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so she's going to draw. That's the

line that Eve will be setting her

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stone out on.

3:16:003:16:07

So, we saw a really good shot at the

end of the fifth end from Eve

3:16:093:16:15

Muirhead, but she had an attempt to

draw right in close which didn't go

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so well earlier on. Trying to make

it difficult for Hasselborg, she may

3:16:233:16:31

well still have a chance for a two.

This has got a fair bit of work to

3:16:313:16:35

do, so the sweepers trying their

best here... Vicki and Lauren, got

3:16:353:16:42

to keep bringing,, got to keep

working, got to go a little bit

3:16:423:16:45

more...

Very well swept! I could

hear no calling from the team and I

3:16:453:16:55

was just worried that they were not

going to be getting it there! But

3:16:553:16:58

they weren't shouting, they were

just putting the work into that

3:16:583:17:00

stone.

Yeah, she's just seeing how

much she can see of that stone. Not

3:17:003:17:07

a lot, but enough probably that she

can push it back and still get a

3:17:073:17:14

two. She's just seeing how much she

can see.

We can't see the angles

3:17:143:17:24

that well, but there's possibly two

opportunities for Sweden to score

3:17:243:17:29

here, because she can come down the

same way as Eve has just drawn and

3:17:293:17:35

tap it through. But she could

possibly come down on the other

3:17:353:17:38

side, and tap a red onto the yellow.

It is preference in terms of what

3:17:383:17:43

you want to play and how much you

can see from the other end.

It's not

3:17:433:17:46

straightforward, though. She's going

to come down the same piece of ice

3:17:463:17:51

as Eve Muirhead, but she can see a

bit of that stone, she's needs to

3:17:513:17:57

have enough weight to move it, so

not taking as much ice. She wants to

3:17:573:18:04

try and push that British stone back

and all Mac sitting there for two,

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if she can. She's got to get the

weight right.

3:18:093:18:16

weight right. Now, how is your

luck...? How is your luck...? She

3:18:163:18:20

may well have done it. She's done

very well indeed. So, a good shot

3:18:203:18:25

again from the Swedish shipped, and

she picks up a two, and once more

3:18:253:18:30

Sweden have a two-shot lead, and a.

Pressure applied then just add that

3:18:303:18:36

just tucked in another inch or two

she would not have been able to make

3:18:363:18:39

that shot. Smallest of margins, as

ever, in curling. But it means that

3:18:393:18:46

Sweden have taken advantage, and you

have to hand it to Hasselborg,

3:18:463:18:49

that's a good shot, as good as Eve

Muirhead's was in the fifth. It was

3:18:493:18:54

a very good shot. It had to have

enough weight to push the yellow out

3:18:543:19:03

of the 8ft, and it just does that,

and still stays with the shooter.

3:19:033:19:10

Very good from Sweden.

3:19:103:19:19

Very good from Sweden.

So, Great

Britain with the hammer, then, in

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the seventh.

3:19:203:19:29

the seventh. We have got to make our

two and somehow we've got to try and

3:19:293:19:34

force or steal and change the ends

at which the hammer is held, or at

3:19:343:19:42

least force a one from Sweden at

some point. If it went two, two,

3:19:423:19:47

two, Sweden Woodwind. So, Sweden

with their noses in front. -- Sweden

3:19:473:19:53

would win.

3:19:533:19:59

would win. Never could quite get in

control of the match against

3:20:003:20:05

Switzerland, but they were making

too many errors, to be honest. And

3:20:053:20:07

some errors in the last couple of

ends from the British team. That

3:20:073:20:13

last shot from Eve just didn't quite

curl.

3:20:133:20:20

JACKIE LOCKHART: There's really

nothing between these teams at the

3:20:283:20:31

moment. Quite often you can tell

whether there is a momentum swing

3:20:313:20:36

from one to the other, but they're

both actually playing exceptionally

3:20:363:20:39

well. Both teams in the 80%.

PLAYER: Line's really good. Line's

3:20:393:20:51

perfect.

STEVE CRAM: I said at the beginning

3:20:513:20:57

of this match that I'm not sure

Eve's going to... She is still very

3:20:573:21:03

young and has probably got another

two or three Olympics to go, but

3:21:033:21:09

this is a big opportunity, with a

win against Sweden, and Korea or

3:21:093:21:19

Japan awaiting, it is likely to be

Korea, the way the other semi is

3:21:193:21:23

going.

3:21:233:21:28

going.

So, just to back up what I

was saying there, Steve, these two

3:21:283:21:35

teams in their careers have played

each other 21 times, and the ratio

3:21:353:21:41

at the moment is 11 wins for GB and

ten for Sweden.

3:21:413:21:49

ten for Sweden. So, it's really, and

mouse every time they're away at a

3:21:493:21:53

Championships.

3:21:533:22:01

Both of these teams as well have put

in a power of work. This is their

3:22:063:22:12

dream, they've rehearsed this

scenario many times. What would you

3:22:123:22:16

do when you're in the semifinal of

the Olympic Games? And this is one

3:22:163:22:22

of the hardest games to play.

I'm

going to hazard a guess that both of

3:22:223:22:29

these skips would trade all of those

other wins and losses for a win

3:22:293:22:33

here.

You'd be quite right! Again,

just not quite getting the rollover

3:22:333:22:41

there. Just spins out slightly the

other side.

3:22:413:22:47

other side.

It's been a case of

almost, not quite, so far for Great

3:22:493:22:53

Britain. They've got to keep Sweden

within a shot also. Things can

3:22:533:23:00

change, things WILL change. The

pressure will build. Into the final

3:23:003:23:06

ends. Sweden making their shots at

the moment. Great Britain with the

3:23:063:23:14

hammer here, Sweden lie-in two.

3:23:143:23:20

hammer here, Sweden lie-in two. --

lying two. She must be delighted

3:23:203:23:23

with the way things are progressing

so far. She knows what a tough

3:23:233:23:28

competitor Eve Muirhead is. She'll

be hoping she can regain the

3:23:283:23:34

advantage in the last couple of

ends, but she knows what's coming,

3:23:343:23:38

if Great Britain can raise their

game and find their best shots. So,

3:23:383:23:42

Vicki Adams having another go here.

Traced rate down the middle.

She

3:23:423:23:49

might get the back red, if we're

lucky... We've jammed.

3:23:493:23:58

lucky... We've jammed. They were

trying down if they could get that

3:23:583:24:01

back, but that's an unfortunate

error there with it just jamming.

3:24:013:24:06

So, they get the chance to hit and

roll in.

3:24:063:24:19

roll in. Knochenhauer.

3:24:193:24:23

It's got a chance, there's, of

ending up how she once it. Well,

3:24:293:24:34

this is the difference at the

moment, because Sweden are making

3:24:343:24:38

every shot, Great Britain just

missing. Knochenhauer with a shake

3:24:383:24:42

of the stick there. She knows what a

good shot she's just played.

Yeah,

3:24:423:24:48

the Swedish stones just lined up in

a row there, that was a very, very

3:24:483:24:54

good shot.

We've been forced to run

the red back into the pack, let's

3:24:543:25:02

see if the pocket rocket as I've

called her, Vicki Adams, can clear

3:25:023:25:05

up some of these shots. Eve Muirhead

gets out of the way... Well, they

3:25:053:25:12

were so lined up... Put two in the

house on the 4ft. No angle forced

3:25:123:25:22

there at all. Replaced the yellow

with a red, so still three stones in

3:25:223:25:29

a line. One thing you can say, if

she played that shot again next

3:25:293:25:37

time, there would have been a yellow

in there at the top of the 4ft. So,

3:25:373:25:41

McManus is going to try and make

sure that doesn't happen.

3:25:413:25:51

Hanging out there a little bit. See

how much this is going to curl...

3:25:533:25:59

Coming closer and closer to the

centre as the weight comes off.

3:25:593:26:02

Yeah, I think she was hoping to stop

the run back, so I think Eve's going

3:26:023:26:07

to ask for Anna Sloan to try and

repeat the shot. As I said, even if

3:26:073:26:12

it stays straight this time, it will

be a yellow that's in the house

3:26:123:26:16

rather than a red.

And I think

Sweden made a mistake there, they

3:26:163:26:20

should have that coming across the

centre line, so they've left an

3:26:203:26:23

opportunity for us. Oh, don't hit

the red... This looks tight... It's

3:26:233:26:29

going to get past...

3:26:293:26:36

going to get past... The girls swept

that really well, we're sitting

3:26:363:26:38

right behind it and it was so tight

as she let that go. She did at least

3:26:383:26:46

get one of the shots in the house,

and it has moved it away from that

3:26:463:26:51

4ft.

Yeah, it does give Eve a bit

more of another Trinity. -- a bit

3:26:513:26:59

more of an opportunity.

3:26:593:27:05

more of an opportunity. This time,

McManus, after a slightly errant

3:27:063:27:09

shot last time, she has been a

little bit off, and Great Britain

3:27:093:27:16

not really taking advantage of the

Swedish third, has not been as

3:27:163:27:19

accurate as she has been in the

past. Just trying to draw in here.

3:27:193:27:24

Might be a little short...

Just want

to get this on the 4ft. And that

3:27:243:27:29

another lovely shot.

It's well swept

again. And that is tucked in. We can

3:27:293:27:38

see the one at the back OK...

So,

Sweden are putting the pressure on

3:27:383:27:46

Great Britain at the moment, but if

we can get one in here, there's a

3:27:463:27:52

not a lot of room between the two

yellows.

3:27:523:27:59

yellows.

Right, we really need to

now be making stones work for us.

3:27:593:28:06

This is the seventh end, just three

more after this. Those are three red

3:28:063:28:13

Swedish stones. Anna Sloan coming

through not a big gap here, but...

3:28:133:28:27

Looking to come right onto that back

red and just get a little roll in if

3:28:273:28:33

she can. Just needs to turn a bit

more on the inside of that red...

3:28:333:28:37

That's a nice try. It just got a

little roll in.

Again it's kind of

3:28:373:28:46

an 85%-90% shot. Good try. And it

has just tucked itself in a little

3:28:463:28:58

bit. Not an easy target,

importantly, though, it's lie-in

3:28:583:29:02

shot. Can't see it, though. -- it's

lying shot.

3:29:023:29:14

I think she just has too try a back

3:29:193:29:25

rink weight, the same as what Vicki

played. Agnes Knochenhauer is

3:29:263:29:36

telling Anna how much she can see.

3:29:363:29:42

The national coach himself, a World

Champion many times, a very

3:29:503:29:54

experienced player.

3:29:543:30:02

So, Anna Hasselborg, she's played to

model shots, she if anything is

3:30:023:30:07

playing a little bit better than Eve

Muirhead. Hasselborg, particularly

3:30:073:30:13

on the draw so far, has been very

good. Has she got this right here?

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It will come down the same line, she

can't see much of the stone as Anna

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Sloan could see.

Push that out if

she lets it go. She definitely did.

3:30:223:30:28

It's gone right through. It's gone

right through, so there is the first

3:30:283:30:34

mistake from Anna Hasselborg. A

little bite of the lower lip. A

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snarl from McManus.

Just watch when

she released that there, she just

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pushed it. It was heading out before

it even wanted to come back into the

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centreline there. A glimmer of hope

here for us to protect that stone,

3:30:543:31:01

bring another one in.

3:31:013:31:07

bring another one in.

It's all

getting a little tight there. You

3:31:073:31:13

heard that, tight past the yellow.

We have the hammer, we want to get

3:31:133:31:17

another one in.

That's the first

mistake from, I'm hesitating to say,

3:31:173:31:24

from even Sweden as a whole, maybe

one or two shots not coming off, but

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that's an opportunity that Eve

Muirhead is to capitalise on.

3:31:293:31:38

We heard it, they like a line here.

It would be great to get this one in

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as they come past the front yellow.

Just coming into shot now, it gets

3:31:443:31:50

passed that one. What has she done

here? Another good shot from Eve

3:31:503:31:55

Muirhead. It just bumps out, though.

That's left... She can probably take

3:31:553:32:05

both of these yellows out.

That's a

pity. Needed a little bit less

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weight, but it just catches that

red, and it has enough on it to spin

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out.

Eve knows. A tiny little bit

frustrated, but by the same token,

3:32:173:32:23

Anna Hasselborg has to play this

shot.

To send it out, or send both

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of them out, she's just looking at

the Angles, it has to be pretty

3:32:283:32:34

skinny here, pretty thin. Then there

is a chance it jams across the other

3:32:343:32:39

red, but if that jammed...

3:32:393:32:49

She's having a little look at it

now. If you caught it right full on

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the face, would it still get the two

out?

3:33:023:33:10

out? Whether she just wants to...

I

don't think she's going to jump, but

3:33:123:33:14

if she gets it, the yellow should go

between the two of them on the other

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side of the red there.

She thinks,

if she catches it really skinny, the

3:33:223:33:26

yellow goes and stays in. She will

be happy with a one. But as you and

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I look at this, it is a big target

there, look at the gap.

As long as

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she hits... Almost the knows of it,

but maybe to the little left a bit.

3:33:393:33:52

Maybe it will jam the other yellow

across or miss it all together if

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she catches it on the wrong side of

the nose as well. But then she still

3:33:553:34:00

might lie.

Anyway... Lets see what

she's going to do.

This is a big

3:34:003:34:08

shop for Sweden. Eve Muirhead still

has another stone to come, of

3:34:083:34:11

course. Britain with the hammer he.

But this was a chance that was

3:34:113:34:16

building. Now, the Swedish skip

coming down. Has she got this right?

3:34:163:34:22

That looks a good shot. A very good

shot indeed.

Catch it as well.

3:34:223:34:36

shot indeed.

Catch it as well. So,

we're going to have to draw the same

3:34:363:34:39

shot again down here to get one.

She

was worried it would jam, it caught

3:34:393:34:44

the red and spun out itself. It

worked out well for them.

We have to

3:34:443:34:49

come through between the two yellow

stones out there, we can't overthrow

3:34:493:34:56

it because it needs to pull. It

would be nice to come down the other

3:34:563:34:59

side, but you have less of the four

foot to play with. She can see more

3:34:593:35:04

four foot this site.

Eve Muirhead

cannot get this wrong. -- this side.

3:35:043:35:13

Cannot get this wrong.

3:35:133:35:17

Coming through the gap, here it

comes. Now, then. It's going to

3:35:173:35:26

catch. Oh, oh, oh, oh...

Oh, that's

a steel of a three.

Three to Sweden,

3:35:263:35:36

and Great Britain's hopes may well

have reached such a low point in

3:35:363:35:44

that end there, it's going to be so

difficult for Britain to come back

3:35:443:35:48

from 8-3.

3:35:483:35:53

CLARE BALDING: At 1pm, we will go to

the news, the curling will continue

3:35:533:36:00

on BBC Two. Sweden is dealing three

in that end. It means that Eve

3:36:003:36:05

Muirhead is up against it.

Unlucky

for Eve to not get shot there. It is

3:36:053:36:10

a hammer blow for the next few

3:36:103:36:12

for Eve to not get shot there. It is

a hammer blow for the next few ends

3:36:123:36:13

as we see the stone. It was

difficult to navigate both the

3:36:133:36:17

guards there to try to come in and

get perfect weight. Eve played it

3:36:173:36:22

with the first one but had to be

full weight. A tough shot for Eve.

3:36:223:36:28

The trouble is, the clock is

ticking, the ends are flying away

3:36:283:36:32

from them. They have got to take

risks and do something big, and do

3:36:323:36:37

it soon.

That's right. They had to

be offensive in that end and get two

3:36:373:36:41

on the board. They got into a bit of

trouble, it didn't go their way and

3:36:413:36:47

they were on the back foot at the

end. They almost got out the end

3:36:473:36:50

with a good shot from Anna, and a

miss from Sweden, but Eve was an

3:36:503:36:54

lucky with her first shot to leave

the double for Sweden.

Back to

3:36:543:37:00

Jackie and Steve, last three ends

coming. Just a reminder, at one

3:37:003:37:04

o'clock, we will switch to BBC Two.

3:37:043:37:10

COMMENTATOR: We will try to find a

way to convince you that Great

3:37:103:37:13

Britain can win this. And looking at

Jackie... !

3:37:133:37:23

Jackie... ! Anything can happen, of

course. Great Britain giving away a

3:37:233:37:26

three there. Eve was under pressure,

facing three in the house, but

3:37:263:37:32

Hasselborg has no pressure now.

Sweden just need to play a clean

3:37:323:37:37

game. Not much time for Britain to

score big. They have do have to ends

3:37:373:37:42

where they score really well.

I'd

have to say, we just keep sticking

3:37:423:37:48

in, I know the scoreboard looks

massive and it is, but if we can

3:37:483:37:51

pick up a two. But this is what Anna

Hasselborg clubs. She loves to blast

3:37:513:37:57

everything out of the house. The

precision of the peeling shots,

3:37:573:38:02

yeah. This is a tough hill to climb

at the moment, but we still had to

3:38:023:38:08

remain positive. We've said it

before, even the team have been

3:38:083:38:11

dealt a big blow, they are pretty

good on eight, nine and ten.

You can

3:38:113:38:17

be very good in eight, nine and ten,

but you're going to have to be

3:38:173:38:23

miraculously. The Swedish team are

playing well. They've kept the

3:38:233:38:27

pressure on Great Britain. They've

never let up, really. One bad shot

3:38:273:38:32

from Hasselborg, we weren't able to

capitalise. She missed. Eve played a

3:38:323:38:37

pretty good shot. David Murdoch was

saying.

David was right. She was

3:38:373:38:42

unlucky. If it caught the red more

and didn't run as much, but it was

3:38:423:38:49

the fact they were trying to bring

it back onto Eve's own yellow stone.

3:38:493:38:53

It could afford to touch the stone

and go further to the back, but it

3:38:533:39:00

was an unlucky stone, because she

raided well.

3:39:003:39:07

raided well.

Good job.

Nice, Lauren.

We definitely got sucked in to the

3:39:073:39:15

play in the centre, and that's what

happens. Sometimes it just goes

3:39:153:39:19

against you.

3:39:193:39:27

So, two guards put up, and Sweden

will take them away. They've got

3:39:273:39:32

their two in.

3:39:323:39:39

It's all smiles and high fives for

the Swedish team at the moment. It's

3:39:433:39:53

all gone a little bit flat for the

British team. They will do their

3:39:533:39:57

best to create a situation, but

they've left themselves with, I

3:39:573:40:02

think the analogy I was using the

other day, climbing up a mountain

3:40:023:40:07

without any crampons! Where it is

very icy. And...

3:40:073:40:21

very icy. And... Just trying to

bring this in behind that guard.

3:40:213:40:28

Needs to be in, needs to be in, as

Eve says. Eve, that first shot of

3:40:323:40:39

Eve Muirhead's would some up the

match, really. In other matches,

3:40:393:40:44

when we have got part of the game

where they come off. Whether it is a

3:40:443:40:49

little bit of luck or skill, usually

it is skill, the stone has ended up

3:40:493:40:55

where you want it. Just that little

nudge sits out there, gives a chance

3:40:553:41:02

to Hasselborg, and missed it first

time. Sorry, had missed it before

3:41:023:41:06

that. And given her the chance to

bounced back from a bad shot. And

3:41:063:41:12

she played a good shot. Didn't need

to be asked twice.

3:41:123:41:21

I feel like we've had the wind

knocked out of our sails as well,

3:41:283:41:32

Steve.

I'm sure everyone at home is

the same. We were so hoping that

3:41:323:41:38

this team, of course, if they do

lose this match, they will be still

3:41:383:41:45

able to come back and try to win the

bronze, which they managed four

3:41:453:41:48

years ago. And a medal is a medal.

That would be important to the team

3:41:483:41:57

as a whole, I think, to Team GB, to

help the medal haul. I'm absolutely

3:41:573:42:03

convinced Eve Muirhead and her team

will fight hard for the bronze

3:42:033:42:07

medal, because they will want to go

home with something.

That was a

3:42:073:42:10

lovely shot there from Vicki.

3:42:103:42:19

So, that one just comes in quite

hidden again. So they're just

3:42:243:42:30

working out what to do. All Sweden

had to do is play say, don't do

3:42:303:42:34

anything clever or take any risks.

But this is making them think. Vicki

3:42:343:42:40

played a really nice shot in behind

these two reds. It is not easy to

3:42:403:42:45

get to the yellow, so they have to

decide if they want to go for the

3:42:453:42:50

top yellow and play it safe and lose

a two. If they start getting too

3:42:503:42:59

clever and don't make their shot,

they could easily claw back.

3:42:593:43:08

The clock ticking away, just

thinking time left, both teams start

3:43:203:43:25

with 38 minutes at the start of the

match. It just ticks away, and stubs

3:43:253:43:29

if they have a time-out, it stops

when they play a shot. -- and stops

3:43:293:43:35

if they have a time-out.

3:43:353:43:37

CLARE BALDING: We welcome viewers on

BBC Two, who have just joined our

3:43:433:43:48

Winter Olympics average. We are

watching Great Britain's women in

3:43:483:43:52

semifinal action against Sweden.

Sweden very much have the upper

3:43:523:43:55

hand. If you are watching on BBC

One, we are heading to the one

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o'clock

3:43:593:43:59

Clare Balding hosts live coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The day's schedule includes the semi-finals of the women's curling. There is also action from the men's speedskating 1,000m and the men's biathlon relay.