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BBC Two Day 3: Men's Moguls finals and Ski Jumping Women's Normal Hill

Coverage of day three. A busy day in Pyeongchang concludes with the women's ski jumping normal hill final, and the men's moguls final also reaches its conclusion.


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Welcome back if you have switched

over from BBC1, welcome to continued

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cover of the Winter Olympics from

Pyeongchang. Chemmy is with me and

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we are going take you straight to

final two competitors of finals in

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the men's moguls. Matt Chilton can

tell us what happened.

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the men's moguls. Matt Chilton can

tell us what happened.

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tell us what happened. COMMENTATOR:

Matt Graham is next, followed

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Matt Graham is next, followed by Sho

Endo of Japan. Can he put an

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Australian in the Super Six? A full

twisting back somersault. The skiing

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is fantastic. Matt blame is in

control. He has not put a foot wrong

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yet. He has gone for the big knee

skin 1080. He has nailed it. It is

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fast. I think that will be good

enough to see him through to the

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final to give him a chance of skiing

for a medal. The two Australian

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women missed out in the medals last

night. But Matt Graham has an

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opportunity to be one of the final

six year. Elegant, high.

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six year. Elegant, high. Floated,

full twisting back somersault. The

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turns were as good as any we have

seen tonight. He chose to go down

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the right-hand side of the track. He

has 14.8 speed points. He has got to

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be one of the highest scoring on the

turns which make up 60% of the marks

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remember and that second aerial was

a beauty. He has gone fourth. With

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one to come, he has qualified. He is

in the final six!

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in the final six! The last man out,

Sho Endo from Japan. Sho Endo last

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to ski in is in round. Can he get in

the final six? She endo makes the

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first ten turns. Beautifully

executed. Full twisting back

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somersault. No problems with

landing. Now he is in trouble. He is

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over! And his Olympics ends right

there and he may have done some

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damage. He seems to be clutching his

right arm. No, he is back on his

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feet. No, I think he is OK. Thank

goodness for that. Sho Endo has

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failed to finish. And that means...

Well once, we will see the final

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scores through.

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Matt Graham, Slatten, and Gagnon are

the last three.

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the last three. That is the way it

will conclude in the reverse order

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of their positions after this round.

It is an unfortunate end for Sho

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Endo, who was the top scorer in the

previous final, but he has failed to

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capitalise. It ended spectacularly.

But with no medals. So

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But with no medals. So the

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Rather deject Sho Endo heads off as

we get confirmation of the top six.

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The only European is Slatten from

Norway.

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The only European is Slatten from

Norway.

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STUDIO: So many failing to complete

because you have got go for it.

The

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level is so high and the height

they're getting on the jump is

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incredible. But there is no landing

space and they have got to get

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straight back into the bumps.

There

has been a good run from Canadian

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and mainly men from Quebec. This was

his run, he wasn't the top

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qualifier, but I think his jumps are

so impressive. Particularly the

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second one.

So precise. So airtight.

Look at the speed. The upper body is

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staying down hill. The feet power

from side to side. This, Clare, you

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loved this. Look at that - iron

cross in the air. So much height.

He

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has been unstoppable on the World

Cup circuit for the last two seasons

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and won 13 consecutive races.

That

is an incredible stat. He is from

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Canada, from Quebec, the snow is

very similar to South Korea, it is

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man made and he is the man to beat.

They have to keep the knees relaxed

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to be able to pump them right up to

their chest.

They're jarring each

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time, they're trying to carve into

the bumps. 60% of what the judges

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look at is the turn space. The air

time he has was incredible.

This is

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the shot I love. Look at that for a

slo-mo and right up into the night

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sky. It looks so dramatic. It seems

the wind has definitely dropped and

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they're lower down the mountain.

Different resort. They're down the

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valley and the wind doesn't affect

them as much. If it was windy it

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would be dises a draws --

disastrous. It is great to have an

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event that isn't affected by the

wind. We will have a battle of the

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big dogs in moguls, because they

will push it hard.

A bottle of big

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dogs, love it. Now our leader, he

posted the highest score.

They have

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the knee markers on. You can see

them trying to get into the flow. So

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precise with the movements. Fast

pumping the legs. The head is so

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stable. Everything is working under

the body. The legs side to side,

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having to get the timing right and

then look at that, landing right

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into the moguls.

Although Japan lost

their world champion. Did you see

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the Australians with their bare

chests.

Yes, every day let's get

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somebody out with the bare chest.

Such an Aussie thing. Love it. We

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had one Aussie guy through. The

Australians are so strong in this

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discipline, the girls last night and

the guys tonight.

You were saying,

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now for recreational skiers, back

when I learned to ski, you were

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trying to do that, have your knees

together. Now, no one skis like

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that.

They don't ski like that on

the piste. We have a horrible term

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called a mincer.

These are the best

of it. Here we are live back for the

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final six. They will be judged by

those men behind the glass and Matt

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Chilton watching on for the medals

to be decided.

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COMMENTATOR: Time for the Super Six.

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There are two Canadians in this

final. There is a Japanese skier who

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will be the last to ski.

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will be the last to ski. The

starting order is irrelevant.

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Previous scores are scrubbed out. It

is a fresh start. The best score of

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the six will win gold.

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the six will win gold. And Gagnon

starts. He means business. A power.

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Start. Beautiful full twisting back

somer salt. Flowing from bump to

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bump. Magnificent from Gagnon. A

lack of control on a couple of

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turns. But he has managed to get it

back on his terms. Big D spin. Lands

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it perfectly and clocks 25.3

seconds. He sets the standard in the

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final. That is all he can do. His

turns weren't perfect and you have

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to say that Gagnon skied quite

beautifully. Fourth in Sochi. Can he

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get on the podium and get himself an

Olympic medal tonight? A couple of

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errors through the turns. He never

let them get too far away from him.

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He put in this magnificent corked

1080 to complete his run. The

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landing was solid.

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Kingsbury to come. 77.02 to Gagnon.

Penalised for the mistakes in the

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middle part of the course.

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middle part of the course. Slatten

hadn't even qualified before

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tonight. He had to ski all the way

from the first run tonight to make

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his way to the super final. The only

European in the contest. It's over

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for Slatten. He will not be amongst

the medals tonight. He is doing the

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right thing, because who knows what

will happen to the rest. He won't

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get a DNF. Sensible skiing. Put in a

big jump to finish. 26.71 through

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the speed gun. Gagnon still leading

the way. Slatten will get a score,

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because he finished his run. He will

need a whole lot of luck now to get

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a medal. Highly unlikely with the

others to go. Including the

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astonishing Daichi Hara, the young

Japanese man. Started well for

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Slatten.

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Slatten. Then the landing let him

down. He was looking for good aerial

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scores as he bounced recklessly and

eventually coming to a halt. Given a

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33.61. Silver medal position for the

moment! Gagnon leading the way. Next

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the Australian, Matt Graham. Who had

a group of bare-chested supporters

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watching him a little while ago.

They have wrapped up now - thank

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goodness. The man who finished 7th

in Sochi.

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Full twisting back somersault to

kick it off.

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These are good, fast accurate turns.

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Big D-spin, what a run from Matt

Graham from Australia. That's got

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the Australians on their feet as if

they needed an excuse. And that

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might see him score 80-plus and put

him into gold medal position. First

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jump elegant, skis locked together.

Full twisting back somersault, right

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back into the money turns in the

middle part of the course. Couldn't

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spot any mistakes and then he went

big on the final kicker. Three

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lateral twists. The big corked 10.

Got the landing. And skied on.

Come

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on!

It is gold medal position. Big

score, 82.57 for Graham of

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Australia.

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Three to come.

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Three to come. Gagnon put down to

silver medal position now. Matt

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Graham leads the way. Casey

Andringa, the only American in this

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super final. He is ready to go. 22

years old. And he's off and running.

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Ten turns to negotiate before he

flies. He put in a grab on that back

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somersaults, a beautiful execution

of the jump for him. Has he got the

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speed and control? The turns look

pretty good. Andringa goes high and

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sits down and he will not take the

lead.

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Good effort from Casey Andringa.

Left it all on the Hill. And with

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two to come, Matt Graham knows that

he has got a medal. Just too much to

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mark down here. The turns in the

middle part of the course were a

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highlight for Casey Andringa. The

landing at the bottom part of the

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course was Paul, and that's where

he's lost the chance to lead this

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Olympic final. Just Mikael

Kingsbury, the world number one, the

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youngest man in the super final,

Daichi Hara, to come. What score

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will be give to Casey Andringa? Went

for the big cab driver double grab

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but sat down on landing. Waiting for

the inevitable bad news, I think.

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Into third. A generous score. But

he's behind Matt Graham who has gold

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medal position and behind

Marc-Antoine Gagnon who isn't

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silver. Guaranteed -- Robert is in

silver.

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Matt Graham is guaranteed a medal.

The last Australian to win this was

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always viewed by the Australians as

a Canadian. Talking of Canadians,

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here is Mikael Kingsbury. The world

number one, the one thing that's

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missing is the Olympic gold medal.

Can he complete the set? Off and

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running, big D-spin, the landing was

absolutely bang on from Mikael

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Kingsbury. Barely a movement before

he started with the turns in the

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middle part of the course. Covering

the ground super quick. He flies,

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lands, skis off, what's to be given

a full gold medal position with just

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Daichi Hara to come. The Canadians

are celebrating. Surely that's a

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medal for Mikael Kingsbury, who took

the silver behind his compatriots

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four years ago in Sochi. God is to

wait for the deliberations from the

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judges. Big 1080. -- he has got to

wait for the deliberations. Superb

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aerial form from Mikael Kingsbury.

It was a double full posting back

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somersaults with two twists. Really

hope degree of difficulty there. --

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high degree of difficulty. Second

kicker, made sure of the landing and

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it was smooth and soft. The Canadian

coach enjoys it. Will that be good

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enough for gold medal position with

one to come from Mikael Kingsbury,

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he leads! That will take some

beating. Kingsbury is guaranteed

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silver at worst.

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silver at worst. He leads the way,

Kingsbury. One to come. The youngest

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man in the contest. Daichi Hara from

Japan. Just 20. He stands between

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Mikael Kingsbury and his gold medal.

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It's a massive task now for Daichi

Hara.

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The last skier of the 2018 Olympic

moguls competition is away. Daichi

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Hara of Japan. The first

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Hara of Japan. The first through

solidly.

These are the turns where

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he has been on fire tonight.

Beautiful skiing from Daichi Hara.

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Fast, direct and he goes high and

grabs, lands softly and sweetly and

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skis away. Will it be enough for a

medal? I'm not sure it's enough for

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gold. The degree of difficulty

displayed by Mikael Kingsbury in his

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aerial manoeuvres might just see him

take the title. But Daichi Hara may

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well be on for medal here. Kingsbury

sits in gold medal position at the

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moment. Matt Graham of Australia

holds the silver. Marc-Antoine

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Gagnon of Canada is the man in

bronze. Will Daichi Hara change the

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top of the leaderboard here? Whose

time is fast.

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time is fast. Not as fast as either

Graham or Kingsbury.

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He may get a medal but it's not

going to be gold. I can't see the

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judges giving him enough to go past

Mikael Kingsbury. He's praying. He's

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waiting. He's got the bronze! Daichi

Hara has a medal for Japan but

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Mikael Kingsbury is the Olympic

bumps champion at last. The world

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number one fulfils his dream and

wins the biggest prize in mogul

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skiing.

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skiing. His compatriot has won it

for the last two Olympics for

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Canada. Three in a row for the

Canadians, and the Australians have

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a silver medal. And the 20-year-old

from Japan, Daichi Hara, has the

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men's moguls Olympic bronze medal.

What a contest today.

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Well, they didn't know too much

about Daichi Hara coming into this

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competition. Matt Graham and Mikael

Kingsbury established competitors on

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the World Cup, Kingsbury the world

number one, he's one more World Cup

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races than anyone in mogul skiing

history. Tonight he's got the one

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that really matters to him. He would

have given up all those World Cup

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points to take the elliptical.

Olympic -- Olympic gold. Last night

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France took the gold with Canada

just missing out. In the women's

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event. And I think that was his mum

and dad who have travelled to South

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Korea to watch complete. The

anticipation and the Beeld. Within

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the Canadian media to this --

build-up within the Canadian media

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to this competition was immense

because everyone was aware of what

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Mikael Kingsbury is capable of. He

has got a park named after him in

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his hometown, he's got celebrity

status in Canadian media circles.

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Tonight he will leave as the Olympic

champion. It will be Canada's second

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gold medal of the Olympic Winter

Games. The Silver ghost to Matt

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Graham. With Daichi Hara taking the

bronze.

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STUDIO: what a happy podium. First

medals of the games for Japan and

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Australia but that was the one that

was missing for Mikael Kingsbury.

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Australia but that was the one that

was missing for Mikael Kingsbury.

It

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was so deserved, his degree of

difficulty in the aerials was huge,

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executed perfectly. A massive score

and get his reaction and what it

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meant to him.

I want if it would

help him going down second last

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rather than last?

Britto the -- we

have talked about being up there

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last, no one is around you. But with

that performance, nothing would have

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floored him. It was amazing.

Talk us

through the speed, the accuracy, the

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flexibility required for this.

First

of all, he got the pace straight off

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the

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of all, he got the pace straight off

the bat, really quickly into the

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rhythm. The first air was beautiful,

so clean. Look at this, upper so

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strong, -- upper body so strong and

disciplined, legs pumping, doesn't

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make it look too bad on the knees

and that shows you how effortless it

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is for him. Beautiful airtime, so

clean over the line. He knew it,

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this was the one missing, the one he

wanted. The crowd knew it.

A big

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Canadian team supported him, his

family out there but he is great

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friends with all of the moguls

sisters, and she said, just Dean,

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she said it was amazing for them all

to be there and in contention.

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Yes, once you have someone that

strong in your team, it lists you

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all. You need someone pushing those

boundaries. You want someone on your

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team on your side. And he demolished

it. The other guys lifted up their

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level as well. He didn't win by

default. He won because he had the

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perfect run. Perfect line and

execution. That's an Olympic gold

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medallist through and through. I'm

very glad that the Australian fans

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who have put their jacket on were

rewarded for their brave the early

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on with a medal. You saw what it

meant in the finishing area for Matt

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Graham. He put it out there, a clean

run, not a degree of difficulty but

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really clean. In terms of a podium,

I have not seen one where every one

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was buzzing. Relatively unknown

Daichi Hara who was a surprise, he

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comes in.

Youngest son of the whole

lot. -- youngest one of the whole

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lot.

All of those emotions, that is

what you look for. That means that

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we can switch to various other

sports, we have such a range of

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things available.

Women's ski

jumping came into the Olympic Games

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only four years ago. That is after

an awful lot of campaigning. It took

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them 16 years to get there. And I

think it's a beautiful sport to

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watch. They try and stay in the air

for as long as they can. And the

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wind speed has been factoring in, it

delayed the men until after

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midnight. But we will go to the

women's competition after this

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guide.

Ski jumping takes place on either

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the normal hell of a large hill.

Competitors typically jump further

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than the length of a football pitch

at speeds of 90 miles an hour.

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Distance is the biggest factor in

success. But points are also awarded

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for style in proud run, posture,

fight and landing. Points for

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distance are determined where the

person lands in equivalency to be

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Kbyte which is the equivalent of a

par score in -- the K-point which is

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the equivalent of the putt in golf.

Each competitor has two jumps which

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are combined. -- it's the equivalent

of the past go in golf. -- par

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score.

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Chemmy Alcott has tried just about

everything but have you tried this?

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No, I had been the top of one and

that Iran is so. I would probably --

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ramp is so big. I would possibly do

it on that celebrity programme but

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it is all about the tiny adjustments

they make, the hip action. They are

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jumping on the ground is training,

it is about the hip action. The

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girls have come on so far in four

years. This is another showcase for

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female sport. We didn't see it, we

saw the weather take away the

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slopestyle this morning but we will

see it tonight.

There have been some

0:28:500:28:53

delays at the ski jumping but we're

going to head over there lies in the

0:28:530:28:57

hope, certainly it looks as though

they are about to get underway. The

0:28:570:29:02

defending champion is from Germany.

As we can see, flying through the

0:29:020:29:11

air, we will join our commentary

team.

0:29:110:29:21

So, she slides into sixth place. She

will get a second jump today. It's a

0:29:440:29:55

Slovenian parade.

0:29:550:30:03

Slovenian parade. Ursa Bogataj, but

into two-year-olds. I mentioned the

0:30:030:30:06

system that that people come up in,

she was a bronze medallist in 2012

0:30:060:30:12

at the youth and a.

She was sixth in

Sapporo earlier this week as well

0:30:120:30:17

which is the best that she has had

this season.

She will have two come

0:30:170:30:21

off the bar, it looks like red.

A

quick overview on the light system,

0:30:210:30:27

it is like a traffic light. Red,

yellow and green. We can look at the

0:30:270:30:33

win here. Looks like it's coming up

the hill at the bottom. Almost

0:30:330:30:38

everywhere, swirling a little bit

but it's just a little bit to week.

0:30:380:30:45

There's a good headwind making its

way up the hill.

0:30:450:30:53

They watch the coach's flag to know

they're optimising the wind. They

0:30:560:30:59

have ten seconds when its green to

go and it is go time for Bogataj. He

0:30:590:31:09

could be on the bubble.

That was a

rough jump for her. Somebody who has

0:31:090:31:14

almost been on the podium in the

World Cup this year. So late and the

0:31:140:31:19

knees come back. A deadly

combination of the two. That is not

0:31:190:31:22

going to get her on top of that air

pressure. It will just act like a

0:31:220:31:31

giant brake. Even the landing is

sketchy.

Pretty bang on there. 18.

0:31:310:31:46

He will get a second jump though.

0:31:460:31:53

He will get a second jump though. A

nice look at how steep the in run is

0:31:550:32:04

and the athletes, everybody else

wearing parkers.

Looking at the

0:32:040:32:08

flags on the labding hill. Labd --

landing hill. It is not a safety

0:32:080:32:18

issue, it is a fairness issue. They

want to see everybody gets a fair

0:32:180:32:24

chance of getting down into the

bottom.

0:32:240:32:36

Key Yar Hoelzl. There have been some

young ski jumpers along the way.

She

0:32:510:33:03

will be pulled off the bar, because

of the red light. Resettled. Get

0:33:030:33:08

those butterflies in check.

I would

say most of the field are either in

0:33:080:33:15

their late teens or early 20s. We

have one at 33 and one at 30. The

0:33:150:33:24

wind has completely died. Under

normal circumstances it would be

0:33:240:33:26

great. There is no safety issue. But

again it is all about fairness. It

0:33:260:33:31

is not fair right now to send a

skier and not give them the same

0:33:310:33:38

advantage given to their

competitors.

0:33:380:33:46

competitors.

Hoelzl.

They're sending

her and the coach does not like it.

0:33:460:33:54

Let's see if she can go for it. 99.5

metres is the jump she needs to jump

0:33:540:34:00

into the lead and short of that

leader line. And the hand's up in

0:34:000:34:07

the air. Often they give gestures

when they land.

She knew what was

0:34:070:34:12

going on and that the wind had died.

You're at the point as a skier when

0:34:120:34:16

you watch a coach flag you, you can

tell if it is an enthusiastic flag,

0:34:160:34:23

or, I can't believe he just sent me.

I think that was the latter.

She

0:34:230:34:31

does move into 8th place. First

round score. Distance and style

0:34:310:34:38

points together, 92.2.

0:34:380:34:49

Carina Vogt once we get back to see

her, she is not a just a flash of

0:35:230:35:31

brilliance, she is a big event ski

jumper. She can be behind in the

0:35:310:35:36

World Cup circuit and come to a

world Championship and demolish the

0:35:360:35:42

field. We are going to see a gate

change here. But she is a veteran.

0:35:420:35:47

She can handle this. She loves the

pressure cooker. She does and I'm

0:35:470:35:53

just keeping my eye on the gate. The

way the gates work is the higher up

0:35:530:35:57

that you start on the ski jump

inrun, the faster the ski will be.

0:35:570:36:04

They have gone up. So they can give

the athletes that are not getting

0:36:040:36:11

the favour of the wind conditions a

bit more speed to make up for that

0:36:110:36:14

fact. Hopefully we can see Carina

put down a big jump. Olympic winner

0:36:140:36:21

in 2014. She is the 2015 and 2017

world champion. She is a big event

0:36:210:36:28

skier. Lots of experience doing it.

So a delay like this is not

0:36:280:36:33

something that I would see as a

problem for her. She has nerves of

0:36:330:36:39

steel. I find it interesting to see

the athletes with lots of blankets

0:36:390:36:46

on. I see competitions in Finland

and Norway and every where in cold

0:36:460:36:54

climates and I rarely see them

having to cover up like this.

0:36:540:37:01

having to cover up like this. Carina

Vogt stretching it out a little bit.

0:37:060:37:09

We will have more in just a moment.

0:37:090:37:17

STUDIO: So a delay before Carina

Vogt is about to jump. She is going

0:37:220:37:30

to take her time. This is where

experience really matters. But the

0:37:300:37:34

delay could be three or four or five

minutes. So we are going to take an

0:37:340:37:39

opportunity to catch up on some of

women's ice hockey. Because we have

0:37:390:37:46

got a goals edit of Switzerland

against Japan. We will be back with

0:37:460:37:52

the ski jumping shortly.

0:37:520:37:59

COMMENTATOR: It goes in, something

of nothing of Sara Benz. A spin and

0:38:090:38:15

a throw of the net and it took

Fujimoto by surprise.

It goes wide

0:38:150:38:24

and Benz picks it up and watch

Fujimoto. She does not expect this

0:38:240:38:33

what -- whatsoever.

Meier will walk

into one. That really was too easy.

0:38:330:38:46

What a pass that was and a chance

and a goal! Benz' second of the

0:38:460:38:53

game. Meier's pass tape to tape and

Switzerland almost go coast-to-coast

0:38:530:39:02

in scoring a second power play goal.

Look at the presence of mind from

0:39:020:39:09

Meier, firing it all the way to the

blue line. She was able to sneak in

0:39:090:39:16

behind the Japanese defend pers.

Full stride. Gets her head over the

0:39:160:39:21

blocker of Fujimoto. And the

dramatic finish as she slides into

0:39:210:39:26

the net as well. But what a pass.

0:39:260:39:32

Muller steps in and she scores. It

looked like Fujimoto had got enough

0:39:320:39:39

of that. But muller too powerful.

A

leg kick on the finish. But watch

0:39:390:39:49

this - terrific instinct. And just

over powering the shot through

0:39:490:39:53

Fujimoto.

Considering a set place

from a face-off.

0:39:530:40:02

What a hit that was. Japan on the

board.

This is what Japan has to do

0:40:110:40:24

if they want to close this gap.

0:40:240:40:30

if they want to close this gap. What

a play sees s Kubo going hard.

That

0:40:330:40:42

will do for Switzerland. Time going

to run out for Japan. Switzerland

0:40:420:40:46

are through. They're into the

quarter-finals. Of this Winter

0:40:460:40:52

Olympics. With the second successive

win.

0:40:520:41:01

STUDIO: A fantastic win for

Switzerland.

0:41:010:41:02

STUDIO: A fantastic win for

Switzerland. You haven't missed

0:41:020:41:06

anything in the ski jumping. The

wind is still too strong.

0:41:060:41:15

wind is still too strong. But Chemmy

Alcott, we had one competitor who

0:41:150:41:21

couldn't compete because of injury.

Her does kin went to see her in

0:41:210:41:25

hospital.

He is the hardest working

man at the Olympics.

Calling her big

0:41:250:41:32

foot.

I know. So complimentary. You

need people to still be thinking

0:41:320:41:38

about her. She has a week to stay in

hospital. So fantastic that Jamie

0:41:380:41:42

made that time. He has another event

coming up, the Big Air.

Vogt is

0:41:420:41:51

about to go in the ski jumping.

Let's rejoin our commentators.

0:41:510:41:56

about to go in the ski jumping.

Let's rejoin our commentators.

0:41:560:42:01

She is still flying high. Can she

pull off a big jump? Not bad

0:42:010:42:09

considering all that delay.

Pretty

good, seeing as the Green Line, the

0:42:090:42:17

leader mark, she had quite a lead.

While that may not be enough to get

0:42:170:42:23

into the lead, it may get her into

the top four. I like the way she

0:42:230:42:28

does her first phase. She is a

little active with her arms, but

0:42:280:42:34

they come down by her side. It is

important to keep your upper body

0:42:340:42:39

nice and low. That was close.

0:42:390:42:46

nice and low. That was close.

Moves

into second place. Behind Iraschhko

0:42:500:42:55

Stolz.

0:42:550:43:00

Avvakumova next.

A bit of snow

falling as well.

0:43:130:43:17

The Russian champion, 2014

Olympician. She was 16th. That is a

0:43:220:43:26

solid jump.

That is a great jump for

her and she knows it. When you have

0:43:260:43:31

all that extra time to think about

it and to come down and put a large

0:43:310:43:36

jump like that, perfect timing,

decent technique off the takeoff.

0:43:360:43:42

Her flight is very quiet. Not a lot

of extra movement. She could be

0:43:420:43:52

challenging Iraschhko Stolz for the

lead.

She is on her way back. She

0:43:520:43:55

had a knee injury just over a year

ago, rounding into form is the

0:43:550:44:01

26-year-old and she takes over first

place by a shade of a point over

0:44:010:44:08

Iraschhko Stolz. Four to go and one

will be Yuki Ito. She is from a

0:44:080:44:22

small village that is the same home

time as another famous skier.

0:44:220:44:31

We talk about Takanashi, but Ito is

a two times silver medallist in the

0:44:370:44:42

World Championships.

0:44:420:44:46

Coach was not happy with the wind.

Ito and that is well short of what

0:44:460:44:53

we know she is capable of.

Yes, she

is the hill record holder on this

0:44:530:44:59

hill. I think the wind wasn't there

for her. The compensation points

0:44:590:45:04

might help a bit, but probably not

enough. She was late as well. Not

0:45:040:45:09

only was the wind not helping, she

wasn't helping herself with a

0:45:090:45:12

takeoff like that. She does fly very

nicely. Great transit.

0:45:120:45:22

nicely. Great transit. Landing one

foot in front of other.

Almost a how

0:45:230:45:30

to guide to landing.

0:45:300:45:38

Sara Takanashi, the 21-year-old,

enters her second Olympics, the most

0:45:460:45:51

decorated women's ski jumper in

history. But hasn't been able to win

0:45:510:45:55

the bigger then. Yet! -- the big

event. Floating in there, she may

0:45:550:46:03

have the lead.

What a beautiful

clutched jumped from her. That was

0:46:030:46:08

incredible. Right near the bottom.

She's super compact. Take-off looked

0:46:080:46:22

decent, timing OK, I would like to

have seen a little bit more forward

0:46:220:46:26

momentum. Comes in again for a great

landing, no, it wasn't there. It

0:46:260:46:32

depends on the angle that the judges

saw it from. Maybe that was more

0:46:320:46:36

like 18. She could have scored 19. I

wouldn't give her that if I had seen

0:46:360:46:41

that landing in slow motion.

It was

an angle they did not see, she moves

0:46:410:46:49

into first place. A 6-point lead as

well but could come into play.

0:46:490:46:58

well but could come into play. Final

two to go in this first round and

0:46:590:47:02

Katharina Althaus. She's as fit as

she's ever been, leaning over those

0:47:020:47:10

skis. And she to hit the leader

line.

From her trial job just before

0:47:100:47:18

this round, it was a great one, I

was expecting things that she

0:47:180:47:24

delivers, that is right down,

aggressive, a little bit late of the

0:47:240:47:31

take-off but she keeps her upper

body very low and in these windy

0:47:310:47:34

conditions, especially with

headwind, it is an advantage to do

0:47:340:47:38

that. It's going to be close. I

think she can take over the lead

0:47:380:47:42

with that job. -- with that jump.

Longest jump we have seen today. And

0:47:420:47:52

yes, she is in first place. Three

points up on Sara Takanashi. We have

0:47:520:47:57

got ourselves a competition and were

just finishing up the first round.

0:47:570:48:02

Here is your world number one, Maren

Lundby of Norway. She would love to

0:48:080:48:13

give Norway its tenth Olympic gold

medal. In ski jumping. But first you

0:48:130:48:20

need a big one here.

Not bad.

Little

bit short but she said that she's

0:48:200:48:27

been struggling at this venue, she

tweaked her technique and it's all

0:48:270:48:31

about confidence and she's looked

really good all week in official

0:48:310:48:33

training.

She needed a 107 metre

jump, this will not protect in first

0:48:330:48:41

place but it will put her in

contention and that's all we can ask

0:48:410:48:44

for. She will be clutch in the

second jump. I still think she is

0:48:440:48:51

still favourite for gold. Still in

the mix, it's going to be a

0:48:510:49:01

barn-burner of a final round with

five athletes going for gold.

She is

0:49:010:49:07

now in first place. We have got a

competition, Maren Lundby on top,

0:49:070:49:12

one more jump to go for the medals.

And that's coming up after the

0:49:120:49:15

break.

0:49:150:49:21

Obviously we are not taking a break

here because it's the BBC! Well

0:49:230:49:27

done, put that away! Building and

building on the women's ski jump. I

0:49:270:49:33

was pleased to see Sara Takanashi

put a good job in because it in

0:49:330:49:37

such, the nurse -- in Sochi, the

nurse had got her.

It's amazing, so

0:49:370:49:43

technical. It looks like you're just

on the ramp and going for it but

0:49:430:49:49

there's so much

0:49:490:49:49

on the ramp and going for it but

there's so much to consider, the

0:49:490:49:52

wind, it's the one sport where a

headwind helps because it picks your

0:49:520:49:55

tip up and throws you further down

the landing. The judges take that

0:49:550:49:59

into consideration which is why the

monks at the bottom are important,

0:49:590:50:03

-- the marks at the bottom are

important.

The most sports, the

0:50:030:50:10

heavier you are the better because

it makes you go faster, but in ski

0:50:100:50:13

jumping, the lie to you our makes a

real difference.

That's why ski

0:50:130:50:15

jumping, the weight is heavily

monitored because they don't want

0:50:150:50:19

the athletes getting too low in

their weight. That's such a mental

0:50:190:50:23

to their health. It's quite

monitored and their ski length is

0:50:230:50:30

interesting, you are only allowed

one which is 145% off your height.

0:50:300:50:36

One kilo loss in weight, makes a

difference cosmic yes, two to four

0:50:360:50:44

metres difference, so it's huge.

So

maybe water retention, they have

0:50:440:50:50

less water before the event so they

don't have the weight.

0:50:500:50:54

Extraordinary. We will be back with

the final jumps in about ten or 15

0:50:540:50:59

minutes. They take the break now so

most of those ones that you saw will

0:50:590:51:06

go through. This morning we saw

Germany take gold in the women's by

0:51:060:51:13

affluent pancake -- biathlon pancake

pursuit. It's now time for the men.

0:51:130:51:21

It's a German who will set off first

because they have a staggered start.

0:51:210:51:25

If you win the spread, it puts you

in front, which I think is a bit

0:51:250:51:29

unfair because you have already got

advantage.

Let's let them know that,

0:51:290:51:35

I'm sure there's a reason for it!

I

think we should change the rules.

0:51:350:51:39

It's still a very exciting, tissue.

-- competition.

0:51:390:51:46

Ahead of the start of the men's

pursuit of the biathlon, the big

0:51:490:51:57

story

0:51:570:51:57

story yesterday, who just missed the

bronze. The two men we are expecting

0:51:580:52:01

to dominate other men who have won

14 out of 15 this season.

0:52:010:52:09

Inexplicably, they both missed three

targets at their first attempt at

0:52:160:52:20

the range, instantly ending their

hopes of a medal.

0:52:200:52:28

hopes of a medal. Fourcade finished

in eighth so he will have a deficit

0:52:280:52:30

of 22 seconds over the surprise

German winner. Taking an individual

0:52:300:52:35

gold at his third games.

0:52:350:52:41

gold at his third games. The key

start is, that he will start behind

0:52:440:52:47

the German, the Finn. Can either of

the big men in road those deficits

0:52:470:52:54

and give them -- themselves a chance

of a medal? Fourcade has a better

0:52:540:53:04

opportunity, aiming for a piece of

history. No man has ever

0:53:040:53:09

successfully defended his title. The

man they all chase is Peiffer, who

0:53:090:53:19

is celebrating yesterday was

amazing.

0:53:190:53:25

amazing. Here comes Dole, the

reigning world champion. And now

0:53:280:53:37

Martin Fourcade quest for redemption

begins.

0:53:370:53:42

They are waiting for an opportunity

to join this fascinating contest. In

0:54:060:54:14

a way, he has nothing to

0:54:140:54:23

a way, he has nothing to lose,

Thingnes Boe. If anyone can mount a

0:54:230:54:25

challenge, it is the fastest ski

Norwegian but he needs one of the

0:54:250:54:29

best performances of his season to

get anywhere close to the leaders

0:54:290:54:32

come the business end of this

pursuit.

0:54:320:54:38

pursuit. So, Peiffer coming into the

range, Fourcade leading the chasing

0:54:400:54:46

group.

0:54:460:54:51

group. Quite blustery conditions.

Thingnes Boe has taken 12 seconds

0:54:540:55:02

out of his deficit at the two K

marker. Peiffer, wearing one.

0:55:020:55:12

Fourcade is in shooting range to

because that is where he entered the

0:55:120:55:15

range. It will flash red for a miss.

Doesn't matter whether they go left

0:55:150:55:20

or right, the idea is to have a set

of five white circles. Aiming at 4.5

0:55:200:55:25

centimetres in the prone position.

Watch Fourcade, he has missed.

0:55:250:55:38

Peiffer has shot clean. So too,

Doll, the other German. Great work

0:55:380:55:49

from the German duo.

0:55:490:55:55

Doll will be on to the second loop

pretty quickly. How about that,

0:55:590:56:04

Germany second, third and fourth.

Eberhard going well. Thingnes Boe

0:56:040:56:17

now in the range. Three out of five.

Now four out of five.

0:56:170:56:29

Now four out of five. Boe has shot

clean and needed that. The top seven

0:56:290:56:34

all shooting clean,. Here is the 4.5

kilometre checkpoint.

0:56:340:56:43

Nothing to separate these two. Let's

see what damage they have done on

0:56:460:56:50

the others. Doll was 12 seconds off

the pace. When they exited the

0:56:500:57:00

shooting range for the first time,

around about the same. What about

0:57:000:57:04

Acree one?

0:57:040:57:10

Acree one? 20 seconds, Boe just in

front of him. -- what about

0:57:100:57:19

Fourcade? Not the Boe brother he is

used to chasing.

0:57:190:57:25

So, this will be the second of the

prone shoots. Aiming at 4.5

0:57:310:57:36

centimetre target. When they are

standing, which is obviously more

0:57:360:57:43

difficult, the target goes up in

size to 12.5 centimetres. Thingnes

0:57:430:57:49

Boe has just gone through that

checkpoint at 4.5 K in exactly a

0:57:490:57:54

minute off the pace says he hasn't

managed to close any on the second

0:57:540:57:58

circuit so far. Peiffer coming

through on the inside. Eberhard on

0:57:580:58:07

the right. Desperate to get on the

podium after missing out last night.

0:58:070:58:13

They will be watching these leading

two, side by side. If one makes a

0:58:190:58:26

mistake, the other becomes aware and

they have got to block it out. The

0:58:260:58:29

psychology of these visits to the

range is enormous, and it's

0:58:290:58:33

blustery. These conditions are

tough. Trying to lower their pulse

0:58:330:58:39

and give themselves the best

possible chance of shooting clean.

0:58:390:58:44

Doll looks as though he's coming

into the range in third position,

0:58:440:58:50

Schempp fourth, watch out

0:58:500:58:56

Schempp fourth, watch out four

Fourcade because when he needs to,

0:58:560:58:58

he can shoot very quickly. That

gives you an idea how tricky the

0:58:580:59:01

wind is. A few adjustments required

because the conditions have changed

0:59:010:59:08

since they zeroed their rifles.

Peiffer and Eberhard matching each

0:59:080:59:16

other, but MS for Eberhard and

Peiffer shoots clean. -- a this for

0:59:160:59:25

Eberhard. -- it was amiss. Fantastic

German.

0:59:250:59:38

Fourcade out on the course without

penalty, better from the Frenchman,

0:59:380:59:44

what we expect. Amiss is when it

flashes red.

0:59:440:59:55

They're out on the course, thick and

fast. Martin Fourcade, 24 seconds

0:59:581:00:03

adrift. Thingnes Boe is having a

nightmare games so far. Two Mrs and

1:00:031:00:13

he will definitely not getting a

medal in this race either. Two more

1:00:131:00:18

opportunity to come in the

individual and massive sprint. He is

1:00:181:00:20

a class act, we cannot write it off.

But unlike Peiffer, Thingnes Boe is

1:00:201:00:27

not producing his best form of the

season when he needs it. The German

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is.

1:00:291:00:33

Peiffer leads.

1:00:331:00:39

Boe is in third. Germany one, two

and four. Whose nerve will crack on

1:00:461:00:53

this third visit to the range?

1:00:531:01:06

Fourcade just needs to transport

himself into his World Cup

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mentality. 15 appearances, 15 World

Cup races this season. 15 podium

1:01:091:01:15

finishes! Six victories. Seven

runner up spots and twice third.

1:01:151:01:28

Martin Fourcade needs to remind

himself of that form if he is to

1:01:281:01:32

secure a piece of Winter Olympic

history by successfully defending

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this title. He has given himself an

opportunity. At the beginning of

1:01:361:01:41

this circuit he was 21 seconds off

the pace. Now he is coming in pretty

1:01:411:01:48

much dead level with Peiffer. A look

of concern there on the face of the

1:01:481:01:54

German coaches. Peiffer has shot

clean at every stage so far. Can he

1:01:541:01:59

do so now with Fourcade putting him

under pressure? There is the miss -

1:01:591:02:08

the first mistake from Peiffer.

Samuelsson has a miss. Schempp.

1:02:081:02:21

Fourcade is the only one who can get

through clean and he has done it. It

1:02:211:02:26

is a massive opportunity for Martin

Fourcade. Everybody else feeling the

1:02:261:02:33

pressure, but Fourcade's nerve held

good. This is a race about

1:02:331:02:38

redemption. A bit of a problem for

Eric Lesser. He has already had one

1:02:381:02:47

miss. Having a few issues there with

his rifle.

1:02:471:02:55

his rifle. Fourcade leads. Peiffer

is in second. 20 seconds adrift. The

1:02:561:03:06

reason that Fourcade is in the lead

is that every single man with whom

1:03:061:03:10

he came into the range for the third

shoot missed one and he didn't. This

1:03:101:03:18

is showerly Martin -- surely Martin

Fourcade's race to lose. After his

1:03:181:03:26

bitter disappointment in the press

conference last night, this one you

1:03:261:03:30

suspect would mean a great deal to

him. Peiffer looks like he is in the

1:03:301:03:36

lead, he is not. He is 20 seconds

down on Martin Fourcade.

1:03:361:03:46

down on Martin Fourcade. 500 metres

separates Fourcade from victory. It

1:03:461:03:48

has been superb from the Frenchman.

Doll just taking a bit of a

1:03:481:03:54

breather. Composing himself for the

battle to come over the last 500

1:03:541:04:00

metres. Driving wind, freezing cold,

minus 12, probably feels more like

1:04:001:04:08

minus 20. I suspect with the amount

of adrenaline coursing through their

1:04:081:04:16

veins, they won't be feeling that.

Silver and bronze look assured,

1:04:161:04:21

barring a fall, but which way

around? They're miles clear of the

1:04:211:04:27

rest. Samuelsson just composing

himself for a big drive to the line.

1:04:271:04:36

The Swedish coach roaring his young

charge on. Samuelsson going for

1:04:361:04:42

this, trying to put Benedikt Doll

under pressure. Doll's not out of

1:04:421:04:47

this. Remember, he is a world

champion in his own right from last

1:04:471:04:50

year. Samuelsson and Doll, but here

comes Martin Fourcade - the French

1:04:501:04:59

flag flying high! This is redemption

for a man who was so disappointed

1:04:591:05:04

with his performance yesterday. He

becomes the first biathlete in

1:05:041:05:10

history to successfully defend this

title and how much will this mean.

1:05:101:05:14

So much character, so much heart.

Fourcade has delivered today where

1:05:141:05:19

he couldn't yesterday and what a

brilliant silver medal for Sebastian

1:05:191:05:25

Samuelsson. He is only 20 years of

age and he comes home behind

1:05:251:05:33

Fourcade and Doll a worthy medal

winner. Three different stories. I

1:05:331:05:37

think there is a hint of relief in

the demeanour of mar kin Fourcade.

1:05:371:05:51

He has re-established himself. He is

back on top, where he believes he

1:05:511:05:57

belongs.

STUDIO: Stewed amazing he made up

1:05:571:06:04

that deficit.

1:06:041:06:09

That gives France their second gold

of the games. But Germany out in

1:06:091:06:13

front.

1:06:131:06:15

This time tomorrow we hope that

Great Britain may make it on to that

1:06:201:06:24

medal table, it will be all down to

this woman.

When I'm on the ice, I'm

1:06:241:06:29

free. Speed, movement, power. On the

edge, never fully in control. No one

1:06:291:06:38

ever can be. Being disqualified in

Sochi hurt.

They have gone down.

Not

1:06:381:06:47

as much as the death threats and the

bullying that came with it. I got

1:06:471:06:54

abuse over the internet and stuff. I

thought about never skating again.

1:06:541:07:00

It took me two years to get out of

that. It made me tougher than I ever

1:07:001:07:09

thought I could be. I thought, I can

do this. I will do this.

1:07:091:07:24

do this. I will do this. I'm not

scared!

Christie aiming to become

1:07:241:07:30

the first British woman to win the

title.

I'm ready for the spotlight.

1:07:301:07:34

Christie leading the charge. It is

going to be tight. Shi has done it.

1:07:341:07:40

She is the world champion. Elise

Christie. Here is Christie on the

1:07:401:07:44

inside. It is another gold.

Proving

something to the world - one gold,

1:07:441:07:53

two golds, three golds.

The title

goes to Elise Christie.

When

1:07:531:07:58

something breaks your heart it takes

a while to love it again, but I'm

1:07:581:08:01

smiling now!

She is embracing the

pressure and embracing the

1:08:011:08:07

opportunity. This is how we hope it

will work out for her tomorrow at 10

1:08:071:08:14

she is in the quarter-finals of 500

metres.

1:08:141:08:26

Oh, my word we were trying not to

get nervous. Hazel Irving will take

1:08:271:08:35

us through the rest of afternoon.

Did you see the times. Laura Deas

1:08:351:08:40

setting the pace. When she won her

gold medal Aimee comes through. This

1:08:401:08:47

time all the attention on Lizzie

Yarnold. But Laura Deas second. This

1:08:471:08:53

was the first run.

1:08:531:08:56

The men as well, Dom Parsons doing

well. Six on his first run. Makes a

1:09:101:09:17

few adjustments. Second run - look

at that.

It is an extraordinary

1:09:171:09:20

record Britain has. It was first

introduced, the event, in 1928 and

1:09:201:09:27

Britain got a bronze. 1948 bronze

again. And then entered the Olympic

1:09:271:09:35

programme in 2002 and we have gone

bronze, silver, gold, gold.

It is

1:09:351:09:42

Britain's most successful 21st

Century winter sport.

We were

1:09:421:09:45

talking yesterday with Aimee about

the investment potential, there is

1:09:451:09:52

that start push track at Bath. What

would be good if you could create an

1:09:521:09:56

ice house like they have in Calgary,

where you have a push start, but it

1:09:561:10:01

is under icy conditions all the

time. Note to self and everybody

1:10:011:10:07

else listening - that would be nice.

Just a few million pound.

1:10:071:10:16

Just a few million pound.

The

competition Saturdays for the men.

1:10:161:10:18

Before that, you have got something

to enjoy, we are going go women's

1:10:181:10:23

ski jumping and this is the second

round. They have Haddish yous with

1:10:231:10:31

the wind. The wind has been

inconsistent. We are going to hear

1:10:311:10:37

from our commentators.

1:10:371:10:40

Top

That will help boost the sport.

She has had some struggles and some

1:10:461:10:54

nasty falls. If you look her up on

YouTube. If that is the sort of

1:10:541:11:01

thing you like to do. The style was

excellent. Should put her into the

1:11:011:11:04

lead.

She said she is honoured to

have that role as an ambassador for

1:11:041:11:10

the sport and she is the new leader.

1:11:101:11:18

That is not a lawn mower you can

hear. It is the Winter Games, but

1:11:261:11:33

leaf blowers to get rid of the fresh

snow.

As if the sound of the skis

1:11:331:11:40

were not enough. You have leaf

blowers on either side. It can be

1:11:401:11:47

distracting. Ski jumpers are not

used to seeing is people standing

1:11:471:11:52

there. We have situations where the

leaf blowers are necessary. It is an

1:11:521:11:56

adjustment. You need to be focussed

right in front of you and can't be

1:11:561:12:01

looking out. It is hard to do to

keep that tunnel vision going. But

1:12:011:12:09

again the veterans on this tour, you

may have seen it before. It looks

1:12:091:12:15

like the snow is coming down harder.

There is a bit of tail wind at the

1:12:151:12:20

takeoff. That is where we see the

coaches standing. So that is a

1:12:201:12:24

factor why they holding her right

now and it is not because the wind

1:12:241:12:29

is too strong, it is just coming in

the wrong direction.

1:12:291:12:36

the wrong direction.

Bogataj still

waiting.

1:12:391:12:45

waiting.

Lundby is the first round

leader. The rest of the room looking

1:12:481:12:51

on. I don't think they want their

picture on the TV. Usually it is

1:12:511:12:57

relaxed. They keep it loose and

there is a lot of joking.

It is the

1:12:571:13:02

pressure cooker now. I know I keep

saying that world. From what we saw

1:13:021:13:06

in the first round and how tight it

is and we could have very well five

1:13:061:13:11

different women contend for the gold

medal here - unbelievable

1:13:111:13:14

competition. And this delay is not

going to cool it down. You know

1:13:141:13:22

those nerves are as high as they

have ever been in that ready room.

1:13:221:13:26

You can see the direction of the

arrows at the bottom of hill and it

1:13:261:13:31

is looking at the top. It is really

light. I wouldn't say there is much

1:13:311:13:35

more Nan a breath of a -- than a

breath of a wind. But it is coming

1:13:351:13:43

down the hill and it is important

the competition is front. When the

1:13:431:13:48

air comes from the front it helps

the athlete. If you have wind from

1:13:481:13:52

the back, it is a disadvantage and

it feels like you're jumping into

1:13:521:13:56

nothing and there is nothing to hold

you up. And they need more speed to

1:13:561:14:01

do that. Their hesitant to move the

gate as well. They're going to wait

1:14:011:14:07

it out and see if we can end up with

a fair final 30. The interesting

1:14:071:14:13

part I see is the top five athletes.

It is tight. How tight? It is only

1:14:131:14:20

six metres difference between the

top five. That is not a lot. You're

1:14:201:14:27

going to have some jockeying for

position. I think the medallist,

1:14:271:14:32

either one of winners, is going to

come from the top five.

1:14:321:14:42

come from the top five.

Bogataj

getting back in.

The bindings are

1:14:421:14:46

interesting. They only do they have

a plastic piece to look in and allow

1:14:461:14:56

the heel to come off the ski. They

also have a second safety system,

1:14:561:15:02

where they have a string that is

drilled into the back of the ski as

1:15:021:15:07

well as at the back of the boot and

if that primary system fails, they

1:15:071:15:11

have a safeguard. It won't be pretty

and takes a lot of skill to land a

1:15:111:15:18

jump if the binding comes off. It is

very rare. It happened last year

1:15:181:15:27

back in 2016. I think that those

details are the things that the

1:15:271:15:33

athletes have to think about before

these events and everything should

1:15:331:15:37

be working smoothly. We did see an

equipment issue in the first round.

1:15:371:15:50

She did qualify for the second jump.

1:15:521:15:54

She did qualify for the second jump.

We are starting back up again with

1:15:541:16:06

the Slovenian, Ursa Bogataj.

Slovenia is a ski jumping nation.

1:16:061:16:17

The crowd want to do well. The wind

is getting better.

Ursa Bogataj a

1:16:171:16:26

little short of the leader line,

shaking her head a bit, 81 metres.

1:16:261:16:31

She looked like her feet got almost

ahead of her hips and that take off.

1:16:311:16:37

She was quite far behind in the

first phase of the flight. Yes, a

1:16:371:16:41

bit of wind out there. I think it is

pushing the athletes around a bit.

1:16:411:16:44

We saw it a couple of jumps ago. It

is tricky to navigate, especially

1:16:441:16:49

when you're not expecting it.

1:16:491:16:59

when you're not expecting it.

So,

second place for now.

1:16:591:17:05

second place for now. One of the

Olympic Athletes from Russia, Sofia

1:17:051:17:10

Tikhonova. Silver medallist at the

youth Olympic Games in 2016. 19

1:17:101:17:17

years of age from St Petersburg,

Russia, leaping into the night air

1:17:171:17:22

at Alpensia.

Big jump. That was

close, I think it might be close to

1:17:221:17:28

that distant she needs to take the

lead. 86 metres. One of the longest

1:17:281:17:34

we have seen in this second round,

so great for her. The come and go

1:17:341:17:39

angle. This is happening quite a bit

on this hill. You can see where

1:17:391:17:46

there is some strong air up top and

it falls away in the second part,

1:17:461:17:49

leaving the athlete to fall out the

sky, it feels like the bottom falls

1:17:491:17:53

out of the floor.

Sofia Tikhonova

into third place. In terms of some

1:17:531:17:58

of the jump sizes we have seen into

the 105 - 106 range in the first

1:17:581:18:06

round. Sarah Hendrickson, it is good

to see her here. Had to earn her

1:18:061:18:11

way. She was one of the best in the

world, the world champion in 2013.

1:18:111:18:17

Knee injuries hurt her results in

2014 but here she could be on top.

1:18:171:18:21

She only just got here by winning

the American trials, she has some

1:18:211:18:25

guts.

Absolutely. 88 metre jump in

difficult conditions. Jumping off

1:18:251:18:34

into the abyss it looks like from

that angle. It looks like the wind

1:18:341:18:38

is coming from the left-hand side.

You can see her left ski with

1:18:381:18:42

further wrap and closer to her

shoulder. -- further up. That should

1:18:421:18:48

put her in the lead.

And it does.

She said it was pretty emotional,

1:18:481:18:58

she fit, those trials at her home

club with 7000 fans cheering her on.

1:18:581:19:05

We will see where Sarah ends up

today.

1:19:051:19:11

today. Julia Kykkanen Finland with

that unorthodox style of getting

1:19:131:19:22

off. Pouncing upwards and leaning

over the skis. Short of the leader

1:19:221:19:26

line and her arms up. We often talk

about gestures at the bottom, 84

1:19:261:19:30

metres.

Whenever you see that

gesture in jumping I think one of

1:19:301:19:37

the obvious things it is saying is,

I don't know what happened there and

1:19:371:19:40

at the same time it can be like,

what do I have to do to get a jump

1:19:401:19:44

that puts me in the lead? Power of

the take off. The left ski seemed to

1:19:441:19:51

be higher again. Coming in for the

landing, decent, but the feet

1:19:511:19:58

weren't separated quite enough in

order to be perfect. Reflected in

1:19:581:20:03

the judges scores.

Again, distance

points combined with your style

1:20:031:20:11

points. Sarah Hendrickson, the big

smile on the leader's circle. Here

1:20:111:20:19

comes Alexandra Kustova. A busy

month for her. Beginning of the

1:20:191:20:26

month at Junior Championships, won

is Phil silver medal in the team

1:20:261:20:32

event. On the 19-year-old spreading

those skis wide there.

Looks like

1:20:321:20:38

she is one of the tallest skiers and

that can be an advantage in the air,

1:20:381:20:42

but you have to be on top of the

wind pressure, you can't be hanging

1:20:421:20:46

behind at all because it will just

eat you alive if that is the case.

1:20:461:20:51

Great fly along camera view, great

view of the jump. The wind seems to

1:20:511:20:55

be coming from the left for the

first part of the jump.

1:20:551:21:02

Fifth place.

1:21:041:21:06

So, Sarah Hendrickson is on top,

your current leader. Again, the

1:21:131:21:18

first round scores added to the

final-round scores to give you that

1:21:181:21:22

combined total. That will determine

the medals. Ten athletes have gone,

1:21:221:21:27

20 more to go, including that lead

pack at the bottom. Boy, it has been

1:21:271:21:32

an unbelievable evening of jumping.

The conditions have been changing

1:21:321:21:38

back and forth and now a little bit

of snow in the air, but Sarah

1:21:381:21:44

Hendrickson, for heard this is a

memorable night. Through all the

1:21:441:21:47

knee injuries and everything she has

been through, almost having to self

1:21:471:21:53

fund to get here this year.

It is a

challenge to get to the Olympics and

1:21:531:21:58

having a look at that replay of that

jump, I didn't realise how well that

1:21:581:22:03

take off went. If your technique is

excellent, it matters a little less.

1:22:031:22:09

She rode one down the hill, a

beautiful jump, so good to see here,

1:22:091:22:14

a big jump like that.

Good luck

inside that ready room. They are

1:22:141:22:20

keeping warm in there. It is a

pretty frigid night. All of those

1:22:201:22:24

women still to come. Manuela

Malsiner, one of two sisters in this

1:22:241:22:36

competition today. Family pride on

the line.

The wind is coming from

1:22:361:22:43

behind. Might affect the gate again.

Kind of fluttering in and out of

1:22:431:22:50

that wind corridor. It is a set of

parameters that allows for a certain

1:22:501:22:57

amount with in there, but that is

too long, she can't stay much more

1:22:571:23:05

than 35-40 seconds and that bar, the

legs feel like dead weight.

The

1:23:051:23:10

staff evaluating the situation. And

again, if you are just joining us,

1:23:101:23:16

the men and women volunteers on the

right-hand side with the leaf

1:23:161:23:19

blowers, trying to get that fresh

snow out of the tracks on the

1:23:191:23:24

in-run.

Clear that this weather

front has brought more than just a

1:23:241:23:29

little bit of snow, but a little

more uncertainty as we move on here

1:23:291:23:33

in this final round.

Manuela

Malsiner sitting down and that gate.

1:23:331:23:43

Represented Italy at two World

Championships. And the athletes,

1:23:431:23:50

they always wait for the coach's

flag, not just the green light but

1:23:501:23:55

the coach gives them the time to go

and it is go time for Malsiner.

1:23:551:24:03

Looks to be in a position to

challenge.

A great job for her, to

1:24:031:24:08

come back after having to get off

the bar a couple of times, moving it

1:24:081:24:13

around, 89 metres is an excellent

jump for her. Take off looked pretty

1:24:131:24:17

good. Fantastic timing. Momentum

moving forward and as soon as she

1:24:171:24:26

gets on her flight position, she

locks it in. Mesa locked, toes are

1:24:261:24:29

being pulled, the skis are up by her

shoulders. Beautiful jump for her.

1:24:291:24:39

And she will be happy with that

score, into the lead. 163.4.

1:24:391:24:46

Malsiner takes over from Sarah

Hendrickson.

The youngest in the

1:24:461:24:53

competition today, 16 years of age

Lucile Morat.

After some equipment

1:24:531:25:05

delays... Lucile Morat, a little bit

short of that leader line, but as I

1:25:051:25:08

was saying earlier, and she's

shaking her head. Still, this

1:25:081:25:12

Olympic experience to be able to

build on for 2022 in Beijing. So

1:25:121:25:16

massive.

It is massive. A decent

take off, really high with the upper

1:25:161:25:22

body and then tries to bring it back

down again. We see her pushing

1:25:221:25:26

against her skis and that causes

them to move around quite a bit on

1:25:261:25:30

her. Able to bring those tips back

in for the landing. That is

1:25:301:25:36

something to be desired. Especially

if you do the right foot back when

1:25:361:25:39

the judges are behind you on the

right side, we don't see that

1:25:391:25:43

separation very much, they might not

appreciate that tell Mark landing.

1:25:431:25:49

The Norwegian, Silje Opseth. 18

years of age and looking to make an

1:25:541:25:59

impact that these Olympic Games, her

first. And she sure does! That was

1:25:591:26:03

massive!

Great jump for the

Norwegian. Sometimes it helps to see

1:26:031:26:09

your team-mate doing so well. You

can say, I train with that person

1:26:091:26:12

every single day, I can see them, I

know them. If they can do something

1:26:121:26:17

big, I can do something big. At the

moment, her team-mate provides a

1:26:171:26:23

window the inspiration she needs.

Puts a jump well past that green.

1:26:231:26:29

Puts a clearly into the lead. What a

jump.

1:26:291:26:37

jump.

Silje Opseth. It might be the

biggest we have seen so far in this

1:26:371:26:40

round, still some huge jumps to come

from the leaders but she is the new

1:26:401:26:45

leader, 178.2 for the youngster who

won team gold at the world Junior

1:26:451:26:53

Championships last month.

One of the veterans in the field,

1:26:531:27:01

Anastasiya Barannikova. 30 years of

age. 17th after the first run. What

1:27:011:27:06

does she have in the final-round?

That is maybe the short as we have

1:27:061:27:12

seen in this round.

I don't know

what happened there. Surprisingly

1:27:121:27:15

short for her, surprising. We could

see on the replay if there was

1:27:151:27:19

something that went wrong with the

take off. She's not happy, little

1:27:191:27:23

shake of the head. She almost

started behind... Her in-run

1:27:231:27:28

position looked bad. Yes, her feet

are really low compared to her hips.

1:27:281:27:32

Her arms go way back. There is

nothing about that jump that I like,

1:27:321:27:36

just nothing.

There seemed to be no

oompf.

That is probably some of the

1:27:361:27:45

worst we have seen so far.

Surprising from Barannikova, as her

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day and Olympic Games ends here.

Lara Malsiner can she better her

1:27:501:28:04

sister?

Good wind coming up the

hill, an enthusiastic flag from her

1:28:041:28:08

coach.

Enthusiasm is always a

confidence builder. Can Lara build

1:28:081:28:14

on that? She certainly does.

A great

jump, coach likes it. He knew as

1:28:141:28:20

soon as the light turns green.

Always a good sign as a skier, it

1:28:201:28:28

shows there is something good going

on down below that he might not be

1:28:281:28:31

able to see. Along for the ride

along here. 'S move all the way

1:28:311:28:38

round. Great take off, great flight,

stylish landing. She should get

1:28:381:28:43

excellent style points for that

jump.

And Lara Malsiner, yes she

1:28:431:28:48

does better her elder sister. Right

now in first place. Not bad for the

1:28:481:28:57

17-year-old.

1:28:571:29:02

17-year-old.

Yuka Seto, strong

Japanese team competing here in

1:29:051:29:08

Pyeongchang.

It is her first Olympic

experience. She was fifth at this

1:29:081:29:17

testament in Pyeongchang. She likes

the rhythm of the in-run. Almost

1:29:171:29:21

gets to that line. We are seeing

some big jumps.

I think we will see

1:29:211:29:25

bigger jumps in the second round

than we saw in the first round. 89

1:29:251:29:29

metres. Not quite to the Cape point,

about ten metres short of it. If you

1:29:291:29:38

go to the K-point, you get bonus

points. If you go just before the

1:29:381:29:49

K-point, they will take away two

points from your score.

Yuka Seto

1:29:491:29:55

into third place. Lara Malsiner in

the lead.

1:29:551:30:04

Chiara Hoelzl Of Austria, we talk

about athletes that get to train

1:30:041:30:11

with the best. She gets to train

with Daniela Iraschko-Stolz. Good

1:30:111:30:17

speed, 87.2 kilometres an hour and

it translates into some distance.

1:30:171:30:22

Beautiful jump for the Austrian,

that was an excellent, excellent

1:30:221:30:25

ride. 95.5 metres. We are creeping

closer and closer to that K-point.

1:30:251:30:33

Just wait, if you think those are

long jumps, stick around for the

1:30:331:30:37

last 5-10 skiers because it will be

huge. It will be a battle for these

1:30:371:30:41

medals.

1:30:411:30:47

The snow is still falling and she is

clearly past that leader line. At

1:30:471:30:53

least five metres past. A great job

on this final round.

1:30:531:31:05

on this final round.

Hoelzl moves

into first place.

1:31:051:31:16

Jacqueline

Can she build on what the

Austrians are building today. She is

1:31:211:31:25

going to go down early. Not the

distance she needed. She never had a

1:31:251:31:31

whole lot of height.

1:31:311:31:37

I do like the first face of

Seifriedsberger's flight. Telemark

1:31:441:31:57

landing. That should put her into

second.

It sure does. Slides her

1:31:571:32:05

right in there. This is her first

Olympic experience after the

1:32:051:32:11

heartbreak of a knee injury kept her

out of Stochy. -- Sochi.

1:32:111:32:25

She is coming in with confidence.

But well short of where she needs to

1:32:271:32:32

be to contend for medals here.

That

won't cut it. That will not cut it.

1:32:321:32:37

89 metres at this point in the

round. And the wind is still being

1:32:371:32:42

even and fair. That is not going to

work. A good view from the front of

1:32:421:32:52

V-position.

1:32:521:32:59

V-position. Decent Telemark landing.

Into third and there is the leader.

1:32:591:33:07

Hoelzl of Austria. 193.2. On account

of an over 100 metre jump.

1:33:071:33:22

of an over 100 metre jump.

Iwabuchi

of Japan and look at that in run and

1:33:251:33:28

the speed she is picking up. That

was close. That was a close one. The

1:33:281:33:37

jab knees fans liking that jump. She

is having a look around. Will it be

1:33:371:33:43

enough to move her into the lead?

Another jump of 89 metres. Takeoff

1:33:431:33:50

looked good. I like her flight

position. Another nice and relaxed

1:33:501:33:57

face. It is good to see in the air.

Excellent V-style. Japanese coach is

1:33:571:34:08

happy.

She will move into second

place.

1:34:081:34:18

place. Five points behind Hoelzl of

Austria as you get to see those

1:34:181:34:23

towers. 10 to go for the medals and

they're the best in the world. You

1:34:231:34:30

know the nerves are quick enough

here as the conditions move and

1:34:301:34:34

change - wind and snow. A bit of

everything in this women's final.

1:34:341:34:39

This is a real test of ski jumping

nerve. Good view of takeoff again.

1:34:391:34:46

That is one of best takeoffs I have

seen today. A beautiful takeoff.

1:34:461:34:53

Smooth into the flight,

transitioning into the landing.

1:34:531:34:58

Slides into that Telemark right

before that K-point. Good for her.

1:34:581:35:06

She gets to warm up a little bit.

And the victor's, winner's circle if

1:35:061:35:13

she stay theres.

I'm going to say

those are Crystals.

1:35:131:35:28

those are Crystals.

Final ten it is

Ramona Straub of Germany.

It is a

1:35:301:35:34

good one.

1:35:341:35:40

good one.

That is huge from Straub

and she knows it.

98.5 metres.

1:35:401:35:52

Smooth. She does not move a muscle

the whole way down and slaps in that

1:35:521:35:59

Telemark landing. German coach says,

yeah, that is what she needed to

1:35:591:36:03

move into the lead.

1:36:031:36:08

Straub goes into the lead. Yuki Ito.

23 years of age. From Japan. The

1:36:171:36:29

coach gives her the wave. What does

the double world silver medallist

1:36:291:36:34

have? Can she launch herself up the

leaderboard. She is short again. It

1:36:341:36:40

is a tough day for her.

It is and I

noticed the wind turned around on

1:36:401:36:44

her. The coach gave her a flag at

the start of the 10-second period.

1:36:441:36:52

The wind meter was showing tail wind

right off the start. Her takeoff

1:36:521:36:59

started with her hips coming up and

she tried to move them forward. Once

1:36:591:37:03

you do that and the first movement

of your hips is in the vertical

1:37:031:37:10

direction and not a 45 degree angle

into the air. That is when you're

1:37:101:37:14

going to run into problem bes. It

looks like that affected her there.

1:37:141:37:18

Not enough to put her on top in

second place. She gives a little bow

1:37:181:37:24

to all her fans watching.

1:37:241:37:35

Seyfarth has shown she still has it

today. But short in this jump. She

1:37:411:37:47

looked way better in the first

round. With two jumps in a major

1:37:471:37:51

competition, you need to put two big

jumps together. That is what is

1:37:511:37:56

going to separate the winners from

the loser here. Her feet were almost

1:37:561:38:04

directly under her hips when she

left the takeoff. The term we use to

1:38:041:38:10

describe that, you're getting your

feet way in front of you and you're

1:38:101:38:15

punting a field goal. I think the

pressure got to her on that one.

1:38:151:38:24

Yes, third for her. Strong German

contingent to come. Three in fact.

1:38:241:38:30

Including

1:38:301:38:35

Including the defending champion,

Vogt.

1:38:351:38:44

Vogt. 17-year-old Nika Kriznar -

double gold medallist at the world

1:38:451:38:49

junior Championships. She is coming

in hot and flying high. Woah that is

1:38:491:38:56

big.

Unbelievable. What a jump for

her. She had crazy good height. 104

1:38:561:39:05

metres, one of the longest jumps we

have seen here today. Excellent

1:39:051:39:09

movement. Into the first place,

transitions beautifully with her pig

1:39:091:39:17

tail flapping and lands it almost

down to the hillside 109 metres and

1:39:171:39:23

that is the jump that you need in

order to take over the lead. That

1:39:231:39:28

may even put her in contention for a

medal with a jump like that.

Wow!

1:39:281:39:32

There you go. Into first place.

223.2. As Straub will have to hop

1:39:321:39:47

out of that leader's circle - make

way for the teenager. Nika Kriznar

1:39:471:39:55

of Slovenia. Big event skier. The

defending Olympic champion. If she

1:39:551:40:08

brings her best at the best events.

Can she bring it here?

Good height.

1:40:081:40:15

She may have it. What about the

style? It looked good and she had

1:40:151:40:20

the air she had. The wind was from

behind. They went down a gate. That

1:40:201:40:26

gave her more compensation. She is

nice and patient and holds back a

1:40:261:40:31

little bit and waits until she gets

to the second phase to drive her

1:40:311:40:37

upper body forward.

And stretches

all the way down to the landing.

1:40:371:40:44

This is going to be close. To see if

Carina Vogt can take over the lead.

1:40:441:40:50

Just that concentration in... She

does. She is into first place. Got a

1:40:501:41:00

bit of an edge, about a four-point

lead now.

1:41:001:41:09

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz didn't know

she would be here. She had two knee

1:41:151:41:18

injuries and the silver medallist in

Sochi is sailing in for gold. Oh,

1:41:181:41:24

she is short! That is close. It is

going to be disappointing for her.

1:41:241:41:29

She had the positioning to move into

a medal and I don't think that will

1:41:291:41:32

do it. That may move her into third

place now. With four more skiers to

1:41:321:41:38

go after this. Take off looked OK.

She is a great flyer and keeps that

1:41:381:41:45

chest so low in the first place of

the flight. Wow! This is going to be

1:41:451:41:49

crazy. We are going to see some wild

jumps in the last four skiers.

1:41:491:41:59

Iraschko-Stolz, those robotic knees,

she said she hoped to wrap her

1:41:591:42:06

career in the World Championships in

Austria and she is crushed right

1:42:061:42:09

now.

1:42:091:42:15

now. Smiling in that leader's circle

is the defending champion. Can she

1:42:161:42:19

make it two in a row with four to

do?

1:42:191:42:28

do? Accuse mow have a,

-- That looks

good and long

She is right around

1:42:281:42:43

the point. The fist pump says it.

Carina may want to get on to her

1:42:431:43:02

tiptoes, because Avvakumova could be

on the way.

Look at the

1:43:021:43:06

concentration. She is so relaxed. It

is almost like time stands still.

1:43:061:43:12

Your eyes get as big as pizza plates

and you can sail one down. It is a

1:43:121:43:19

feeling and she was on top of that

one. That was amazing.

Like

1:43:191:43:24

Iraschko-Stolz, she has been on the

come back trail and she is on top!

1:43:241:43:28

And can she hang on for a medal.

That means we won't have a defending

1:43:281:43:37

gold medallist. Carina Vogt will

have to wait to see if she gets any

1:43:371:43:43

medal.

1:43:431:43:48

medal.

Sara Takanashi the most

decorated skier in history. Can she

1:43:481:43:54

come up big here? She sure does. A

big jump. All she had to do was go

1:43:541:44:02

to K-point at 98 metres to take the

lead. She did that clearly with

1:44:021:44:08

103.5 metres. Could she have finally

slayed the dragon and earned herself

1:44:081:44:16

an Olympic gold? We know she has

definitely earned a medal of some

1:44:161:44:21

colour. What will it be?

Fourth in

Sochi. Hasn't won a gold medal at

1:44:211:44:30

the World Championships. And for

every win she has on the World Cup

1:44:301:44:39

circuit - 53 of them - she want s to

show she can turn up when it counts.

1:44:391:44:47

You bet she does. A big lead. The

Japanese fans are going wild. Look

1:44:471:44:55

at the emotion from her, can she

hang on with two to go?

1:44:551:45:05

How is this for some drama? A bit of

a holed up. After you watched

1:45:071:45:20

Takanashi slay this hill.

It looks

like the wind has picked up quite a

1:45:201:45:25

bit so they are going to move her

down one gate. This will give her

1:45:251:45:29

some

1:45:291:45:34

some bonus points. Gone down to gate

number 23, just over 86 metres of

1:45:351:45:44

in-run track. The athletes

travelling roughly 85 kilometres an

1:45:441:45:49

hour down this in-run before they

hit the take-off.

Takanashi in the

1:45:491:45:55

leader's circle. Katharina Althaus

up top, knowing what she needs to do

1:45:551:45:58

to challenge for the gold medal.

Althaus floating, reaching for every

1:45:581:46:10

metre, I think she's done it.

I

think she's done it! What a jump

1:46:101:46:14

under such pressure. 106 metres.

The

record is 109 metres. The women are

1:46:141:46:22

bringing it in the final round.

Great view of the take off here,

1:46:221:46:30

excellent take off, nice and low of

the body, Ansbach, palms back.

1:46:301:46:40

the body, Ansbach, palms back. --

arms back. It is going to be close,

1:46:401:46:42

going to be close...

1:46:421:46:48

going to be close... Takanashi in

the leader's circle knows she has a

1:46:481:46:51

medal, but what will it be?

Tasha

Naki jumped for the gold and it

1:46:511:46:56

looked good until Althaus came down.

And floated down, and she is on top.

1:46:561:47:06

Katharina Althaus on gold medal

position with one to go. She bumps

1:47:061:47:10

her team-mate Carina Vogt from the

lead above Matt circle. You have to

1:47:101:47:18

feel for Takanashi. She will land a

medal, it might not be the one she

1:47:181:47:22

wanted, but she will have to see

what colour it will be because Maren

1:47:221:47:27

Lundby, number one in the world...

Going for the gold, leaning over the

1:47:271:47:35

skis. Can she get there? She does,

it's hers!

Wow, what a jump from

1:47:351:47:42

her! Unbelievable, 110 metres, one

metre off the hill record. I don't

1:47:421:47:49

believe it! I don't believe it!

Maren Lundby has claimed Norway's

1:47:491:47:55

tenth gold medal at the Olympic

Winter Games, but the first ever in

1:47:551:48:01

women's ski jumping and she is

ecstatic.

Awesome, just perfect! She

1:48:011:48:07

has been on fire this season. I

picked her to win this event. I

1:48:071:48:11

didn't know if it could happen after

the first round. There were so many

1:48:111:48:16

competitors that were close to her

but look at how far she goes. That

1:48:161:48:21

is crazy! That is to the bottom, you

can't go much further than that. The

1:48:211:48:26

Norwegian coach is ecstatic. Great

for them. What a win for Norway.

1:48:261:48:34

Pointing to the sky, the number one.

She was laser focused through the

1:48:341:48:39

snow. She could see the gold medal

right ahead of her and it is hers.

1:48:391:48:47

STUDIO: Congratulations to Maren

Lundby, an absolute clutch

1:48:471:48:51

performance. She has been doing it

all season. In fact, she has won six

1:48:511:48:56

of the last seven World Cup contests

and it is confirmation, Norway's

1:48:561:49:01

first-ever gold in the women's, only

the second time it has been run.

1:49:011:49:07

They have equalled Finland's ten, so

some Scandinavian bragging rights

1:49:071:49:13

will go begging over the next few

days in the women's hill and team

1:49:131:49:18

competitions. Great to see Takanashi

finally getting that medal. She

1:49:181:49:23

thought it was going to be gold but

she will settle for the bronze on

1:49:231:49:28

this occasion. Well, we are past the

witching hour

1:49:281:49:31

this occasion. Well, we are past the

witching hour and it has just gone

1:49:311:49:35

midnight, ten to midnight in Korea

right now. Once again, this ski

1:49:351:49:38

jumping those late. It was possibly

going to be one of the most guilt

1:49:381:49:42

edged day of the games with eight

medals up for grabs per in the end

1:49:421:49:45

only seven were settled because that

he might have heard earlier, some

1:49:451:49:49

adverse weather conditions in Korea,

some howling winds once again and

1:49:491:49:53

that has affected the Alpine

programme. We were due to see one of

1:49:531:49:56

the stars in waiting of the games,

Michaela Shiffrin of the USA but

1:49:561:50:01

that has been postponed until

Thursday. And we do have a bumper

1:50:011:50:04

Alpine day in prospect on Thursday,

because the men's downhill is also

1:50:041:50:09

rescheduled for that day. So get

your bindings looked at. Ready for a

1:50:091:50:14

big one on Thursday. We are going to

calm things down just a little bit

1:50:141:50:18

on a slow burning tension for you as

we head indoors now. Reaching the

1:50:181:50:22

sharp end of the new event in

curling, the mixed team doubles.

1:50:221:50:27

This one, one man, one woman, eight

ends instead of ten, eight stones

1:50:271:50:34

instead of ten. We are at the

semifinal stage right now and it is

1:50:341:50:38

Norway up against Canada for a place

in the final tomorrow. So there is a

1:50:381:50:43

guaranteed silver medal at least.

This one is very tight. Canada 5-4

1:50:431:50:49

ahead going into the penultimate

end, the seventh end watched by

1:50:491:50:55

Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram.

1:50:551:50:58

end, the seventh end watched by

Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram.

1:50:581:50:58

COMMENTATOR: Winners of this

semi-going to the final to contest

1:50:581:51:02

the gold medal. The losers into the

bronze medal match, which will be

1:51:021:51:10

played tomorrow morning, local time,

the same time back home. Her

1:51:101:51:21

accuracy has just dropped a little

bit, it was 80% but now in the 70s.

1:51:211:51:25

She has played pretty well. Just

that one end where they gave it up

1:51:251:51:34

to Canada.

Through her stone a

little tight. Thought we might have

1:51:341:51:39

seen the power play happen in this

end but Canada chosen not to play it

1:51:391:51:45

here.

Which is interesting...

Because they won't have the

1:51:451:51:53

opportunity, you can't use it in an

extra end...

Unless they do not

1:51:531:51:58

score here. Interesting to see how

their strategy goes on this one.

1:51:581:52:05

Kaitlyn Lawes needs to be right up

with this, don't want to bounce of

1:52:051:52:14

anything. Looking for a freeze.

Maybe they don't like the whole

1:52:141:52:19

power play scenario. Preferred to

play this normal game.

A lovely

1:52:191:52:23

shot. I thought they were going to

catch the yellow and chip it out but

1:52:231:52:31

that was very well played. Could she

be coming into form in the last two

1:52:311:52:37

ends?

That will give her a bit of

confidence back if nothing else,

1:52:371:52:41

that previous end and that nice shot

there. You can see the clock ticking

1:52:411:52:45

away in the background, as well.

Both teams with 22 minutes total of

1:52:451:52:50

thinking time, the time between the

shots they played. Plenty of time

1:52:501:52:54

left for both teams.

1:52:541:53:03

A pretty good shot, as well.

Yes.

Just tapping it a little closer.

You

1:53:061:53:13

don't always have to go for the shot

right away when you are playing this

1:53:131:53:17

game, it is about the angles and

setting things up for your next

1:53:171:53:20

shot.

1:53:201:53:22

A very energetic game, this mixed

doubles. You have to be physically

1:53:261:53:29

fit. There is a lot of sweeping, and

often just one sweeper and then you

1:53:291:53:34

have to have your heart rate dropped

and recover very quickly to sit down

1:53:341:53:37

and be able to throw a finessed and

well delivered stone.

Norway doing a

1:53:371:53:47

good job of not giving John Morris

too many opportunities for those big

1:53:471:53:54

shots that he so likes. So just

having to draw in here again.

All

1:53:541:54:01

that, it's good.

Both of them sound

happy with this.

He doesn't want to

1:54:011:54:08

bounce off it, just wants to stop.

Just a little...

1:54:081:54:14

It's a good stone.

1:54:171:54:21

I like listening to the Canadians

because they are always chatting,

1:54:251:54:29

always speaking, always

communicating.

1:54:291:54:32

So, Magnus Nedregotten will continue

where he left off last time.

Just

1:54:401:54:50

going to throw a clockwise rotation

stone down here. It should turn

1:54:501:54:55

right towards the centre of the

house. Hopefully get a little tap on

1:54:551:55:01

his yellows but he will want a

straight tap, and the top face of

1:55:011:55:06

the yellow.

This needs to curl.

We

see it curling a lot at the end but

1:55:061:55:12

this hasn't got enough of it.

A good

bad one, you know what I mean?

What

1:55:121:55:21

he has done, he's edged his. In a

bit.

That's what I meant.

That's

1:55:211:55:28

harder for Canada to remove it.

A

little bit of a result there.

I

1:55:281:55:33

don't think it helps us leaving it

there.

OK, here we go for another

1:55:331:55:38

one of John's.

He always seems to

want to throw the big Stone. I think

1:55:381:55:47

it's a smart move. I remember him

saying in the first match when they

1:55:471:55:49

lost in a way, he didn't feel like

they'd played their own game, their

1:55:491:55:54

natural game. Maybe overthinking

mixed doubles.

Yes. I mean, if he

1:55:541:56:00

catches as much as he can see, even

just half of the red stone, it

1:56:001:56:05

should catch the yellow in the

house. I think he is hoping to get

1:56:051:56:09

the back yellow as well. His

accuracy has been very good.

He can

1:56:091:56:16

see half of this red stone. He

didn't catch... So close. Good shot,

1:56:161:56:28

though, from John Morris. Just watch

this.

Oooh.

Did catch it but not

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enough, just a glancing blow. Moved

it half an inch, no more. This is

1:56:371:56:45

becoming crucial now. The pub

1:56:451:56:53

becoming crucial now. The pub --

penultimate end, leading by one, no

1:56:531:56:55

mistakes now.

These stones are all

in a line, so...

Can they use that

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to come across? Nudge that Canadian

back one out?

He's not going to go

1:57:031:57:09

for the actual shot, the red one, he

will use the back one to the back

1:57:091:57:16

red and if he stays stays where it

is almost a back and it makes it

1:57:161:57:21

harder for Canada to throw a big

shot to get a high school here. --

1:57:211:57:28

high score here.

1:57:281:57:35

So again, no room for error here.

Magnus Nedregotten using his own

1:57:361:57:42

stone. Right on the face, right on

the nose. Well, that is a mistake.

1:57:421:57:55

Brian Gray there in the crowd,

coaching the Finnish team. He is a

1:57:551:58:01

Scottish lad.

1:58:011:58:07

Ideally, this.

What they have to be very careful of

1:58:071:58:12

here, coming up and that they don't

leave it at an angle that Norway can

1:58:121:58:19

remove two of them.

I just don't

know where it's going to be a good

1:58:191:58:24

spot for us. Back here? OK?

That's another option, I think. What

1:58:241:58:31

he doesn't want to do is almost hit

and just leave a mess, because then

1:58:311:58:38

nor Norway can come up and tap them

back a bit and then the Reds can

1:58:381:58:43

become Canada's enemy because they

can't get the yellow out.

Hang on...

1:58:431:58:50

There's the clock ticking away.

Canada with just four minutes. One

1:58:571:59:03

more end to come, of course, so they

are getting a little tight on time.

1:59:031:59:08

They are, properly need about three

minutes an end.

That means rushed

1:59:081:59:17

shots when you don't want to be

rushing. The draw from John Morris.

1:59:171:59:24

Try and make sure they score well

here. One more stone for Norway

1:59:241:59:28

after this. Then Kaitlyn Lawes will

have the hammer for the last own.

1:59:281:59:34

It's coming in, looks pretty good at

this point but got to work it,

1:59:341:59:38

though.

He liked the weight and it

was all the way out there but the

1:59:381:59:45

minute they weight comes off...

1:59:451:59:52

So they are going to try and play

the shot that he didn't manage to

1:59:521:59:56

make last time. I think, is that

right?

Yes, just going to try and

1:59:562:00:02

catch her own. She hasn't got a lot

of room to play with but has the

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opportunity of out counting that

back red, if she just hits and flops

2:00:072:00:11

in, touching the edge of the one

foot Circle.

Again, we know Kaitlyn

2:00:112:00:18

Lawes. She has certainly been better

in the previous end, beginning of

2:00:182:00:23

this end, but the way she has been

playing, the more pressure Kristin

2:00:232:00:30

Skaslien can apply... Here is

Kaitlyn Lawes, a little bite of the

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lip.

She has been very good at these

rules, it's just these hip shots she

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has to execute.

Steadying herself.

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Just going to try to head to their

own stone, the yellow, let it roll

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across. That's not bad. Again

catching it a little on the nose.

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Not there for a second shot either.

Frustration for the Norwegians.

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Three is here and you would think

that is it. There is another end and

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they will certainly play, you can

get for in and end but it's a big

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ask for Norway. So close and she

knows it.

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Still a difficult shot because if

she'd throws it out at all she could

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get the right angle into a back red

and give up once a year. So on the

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nose is what she is looking for this

is a key shot here she is up right

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away. .

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Is she passed? I think she is. She's

done enough!

She has done enough.

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Three for Canada, that is going to

make a mountain it looks ominous for

2:02:122:02:17

Norway to climb. Only one end left.

For shots in the mac now. Little

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mistake, slight

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mistake, slight mistake and Kaitlyn

Lawes this time taking full

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advantage.

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Well done.

You could see the passion

they had, it was well swept.

Just

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nudged it didn't it?

The relief on

her face there.

STUDIO: Relief but

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shortly after that's joy as well

because that three in the seventh

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was the foundation of the victory in

the eighth and final end, too much

2:03:102:03:14

for the Norwegians to do having

conceded the three and that is far

2:03:142:03:18

too much now, it is all over,

Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris into

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the inaugural final of the curling

mixed doubles event. Congratulations

2:03:232:03:27

to them, they will either play the

team from Switzerland or from Russia

2:03:272:03:32

who will face off in the other

semifinal, Switzerland six time

2:03:322:03:37

world champions, the Russians with

the world title under their belt as

2:03:372:03:40

well.

2:03:402:03:41

We are staying on the ice for figure

skating and we are joined by

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Christopher Dean, multiple world

champion and one half of the

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greatest power couple of the 80s,

Torvill and Dean, or if you are one

2:03:552:04:02

of the younger generation he is a

head judge on dancing on ice.

That

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was a long speech!

It's a big intro,

you have had a long career. It's

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great to have you and I know you

have a huge creative input in many

2:04:122:04:15

of the teams who are out here just

now, how does it feel to be involved

2:04:152:04:20

even from nine hours flight away?

I

love working with the top teams

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around the world. This past season I

have been fortunate to work with the

2:04:262:04:30

French and the Americans, and the

English team as well. I keep my foot

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on the ice with the choreography but

I'm not one for being on the

2:04:382:04:45

sidelines. I just like doing the

choreography and sending them off.

2:04:452:04:49

I'm sure you will be watching very

interested lay in all we have got,

2:04:492:04:54

the team event coming up. Before we

start off, it was the 12th of

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February 1984, it was a significant

date because you were performing in

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what was the original dance, the

precursor to Bolero, this was the

2:05:062:05:11

paso doble and we want you to see it

again. You can imagine Craig Revel

2:05:112:05:20

Horwood parring on your lines when

we watch this one. Enjoy.

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COMMENTATOR: So, the moment we have

been waiting for.

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COMMENTATOR: So, the moment we have

been waiting for. Certainly and the

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music.

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APPLAUSE

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STUDIO: 34 years ago today. I know

Bolero became the indelible

2:09:032:09:11

trademark, but how fondly do you

remember that routine?

People love

2:09:112:09:16

that routine, they say they love

Bolero but they also remember the

2:09:162:09:20

paso doble as well because it's so

characteristic, we spent a lot of

2:09:202:09:25

time getting the shapes and the look

and trying to put the image of the

2:09:252:09:30

matador, putting it technically on

the ice for the judges.

It strikes

2:09:302:09:34

me that had Strictly Come Dancing

been a thing back then we might have

2:09:342:09:37

appreciated more of your dancing,

the skating itself. You paid a huge

2:09:372:09:44

amount of attention to images and

things?

Yeah, we really researched

2:09:442:09:51

the topic, the paso doble, where

it's coming from, the whole point is

2:09:512:09:57

the girl in this case was the cake,

hence the dress, the design, the

2:09:572:10:01

whole setup. She was my cape. Those

are the images we saw on the posters

2:10:012:10:11

and what we would see on the TV. We

tried to incorporate that into the

2:10:112:10:16

dance.

It is hard for people who

were not part of that generation to

2:10:162:10:21

realise how big you and Jayne where

in the 80s, as I said earlier, the

2:10:212:10:27

kind of ultimate power duo. Is there

a part of you that misses the

2:10:272:10:31

frenzy? It was a frenzy for a long

time.

It was a frenzy but I don't

2:10:312:10:37

think it is what it is now, given

the social media surrounding

2:10:372:10:44

everyone. We were able to put

ourselves in a bubble. Four TV

2:10:442:10:49

channels and a few newspapers, we

would isolate ourselves and go off

2:10:492:10:52

and train and not know what was

going on in the world. But when we

2:10:522:10:56

came home from the Olympics we

realised the support we had got, we

2:10:562:11:04

had gone around the city of

Nottingham and everyone came out

2:11:042:11:07

onto the streets. It was a huge

parade, the city centre full of

2:11:072:11:11

people. It's not until you come home

you realise how many people had been

2:11:112:11:17

supporting you and been behind you

because when you are at their it's

2:11:172:11:20

just you and the other athletes.

You're so focused on why you are

2:11:202:11:25

there and the competition and you

don't really realise the extent of

2:11:252:11:32

the viewing public.

There are so

many other questions I would love to

2:11:322:11:35

ask and I know everyone at home will

want to as well, hashtag asked Chris

2:11:352:11:47

-- ask Chris. How many times have

you heard O? As part of you still

2:11:472:11:55

twitch when you hear the opening

strings?

When we finished we always

2:11:552:12:00

moved onto the next thing, we were

ready to put it away and start

2:12:002:12:04

something new. But as we turned

professional and started touring

2:12:042:12:08

around the world we realised it was

never going to happen because people

2:12:082:12:11

wanted to see Bolero. Over the years

it's come really close to our hearts

2:12:112:12:20

and very affectionate. Often I will

be at home listening on the radio

2:12:202:12:25

and Bolero comes on.

And you

immediately start doing that?

I

2:12:252:12:31

dropped to my knees!

Incredible. In

the meantime some fun to stick

2:12:312:12:37

figure skating, the team competition

is one of the new events which only

2:12:372:12:43

started in Sochi and it's a

combination of all the different

2:12:432:12:47

disciplines each skate earns up to a

maximum of ten points. These were

2:12:472:12:52

the standings after five events

yesterday. A powerful Canadian team

2:12:522:12:58

six points ahead of the defending

champions. The United States with a

2:12:582:13:03

fight on their hands because it

seems if they want another bronze as

2:13:032:13:07

they got in Sochi they would have

that one point lead over the

2:13:072:13:13

Italians. Japan is the only other

nation qualified to skate in the

2:13:132:13:18

last three disciplines, the long

programmes, the long free programmes

2:13:182:13:21

in the men's, women's and ice dance

disciplines. Settle back and soak

2:13:212:13:27

this up with Robin Cousins and

Katherine Downes.

2:13:272:13:35

The Russian national champion

representing the Olympic Athletes

2:13:362:13:39

from Russia.

He has three quadruple

jumps planned. Shall we see how he

2:13:392:13:48

manages?

2:13:482:13:57

manages?

He skates to Elvis Presley

because he says he feels a bit like

2:13:572:14:01

Elvis Presley. I read that in an

interview.

2:14:012:14:04

He is opening with a quadruple lutes

which is the most difficult of the

2:14:182:14:25

quadruple jumps. When it works it is

exquisite. When it doesn't it's not

2:14:252:14:30

great. And that was not a great one

there. Made the rotation so he will

2:14:302:14:35

get given credit for it. Wanted the

landing on a running edge, not on

2:14:352:14:41

the backside.

2:14:412:14:43

Second quadruple.

2:14:462:14:52

Did not make the rotation there.

That will definitely be an by in the

2:14:522:15:02

box. The boxes upon the left of your

screen for each element. Red means

2:15:022:15:07

review, yellow means review, green

means accepted. Triple axel, double.

2:15:072:15:17

Watch the box go green. The

technical panel deciding which

2:15:172:15:23

elements are clean and which are to

be reviewed.

2:15:232:15:32

Can he now composed himself and

prepare and deliver another Queen

2:16:252:16:31

quadruple jump.

2:16:312:16:40

quadruple jump. Quadruple toe loop

is planned.

2:16:412:16:46

is planned. Yes, he can. Not the

best landing so the grade of

2:16:512:16:59

execution points will probably be

minors but he gets credit for the

2:16:592:17:04

element.

2:17:042:17:09

element. Lovely light and easy

triple axle.

2:17:102:17:16

triple axle. Big jumping element

that he absolutely needs to nail.

2:17:202:17:27

Triple combination jumps.

2:17:272:17:32

The Olympic Athletes From Russia in

silver medal position for now. They

2:18:492:18:56

would have wanted to see that on

point. But as we saw in the short

2:18:562:19:02

programme they did not quite nail

the courts.

He's very much on or

2:19:022:19:07

nothing skater.

2:19:072:19:12

nothing skater.

Well down on his

season 's best which is up around

2:19:142:19:17

180. A pat on the shoulder for

Mikhail Kolyada. The whole team I

2:19:172:19:23

think nobody could have done better.

-- know that he could have done

2:19:232:19:32

better. A rather controversial

entry, Adam Rippon, into the US team

2:19:322:19:37

as he came fourth in the national

championships but the selectors

2:19:372:19:42

decided he was the man to skate for

them in the Olympic Games. Let's see

2:19:422:19:50

if he can put the controversy behind

him.

2:19:502:20:01

The music is The Arrival of the

Birds. Adam will open

2:20:062:20:27

Birds. Adam will open with double

axle. Will he go for the quadruple

2:20:272:20:37

lutz? Triple loop.

2:20:372:20:42

And that is the first of two planned

triple axle moves.

2:22:142:22:24

And the second triple axle. Got it.

2:22:322:22:48

Triple flip and triple toe loop.

Adam not having that speed across

2:22:582:23:07

the ice but he is making those jumps

happen.

2:23:072:23:14

Second triple lutz.

2:23:272:23:37

You do not see many of the men doing

that laid-back position but Adam is

2:24:202:24:27

doing it exquisitely. Along with all

the other positions in his spin.

2:24:272:24:35

Thrilling.

He is happy. I think he

enjoyed his first Olympic

2:24:352:24:42

experience. He shied away from doing

a couple of the quads.

It was on the

2:24:422:24:53

list here, he did not do it in the

US Championships. That first axle,

2:24:532:25:03

he will wipe the floor with the

Italians with that Queen

2:25:032:25:07

performance. I thought it was

beautiful.

172. And he is going

2:25:072:25:18

ahead of Mafia or so of Italy. Team

USA into the bronze medal position

2:25:182:25:24

for now.

2:25:242:25:34

-- Matteo Rizzo.

2:25:352:25:43

Winner of team and individual silver

in Sochi.

2:25:452:25:59

Patrick Chan has planned to

quadruple jumps. There is the first

2:26:202:26:27

one, beautiful, with a triple toe

loop in combination. The second

2:26:272:26:34

quadruple is a repeat and he is

allowed one of those. That is going

2:26:342:26:41

to come right now.

2:26:412:26:47

to come right now. Exquisite,

absolutely glorious.

2:26:492:26:59

That should have been a triple axle

in a combination.

2:27:002:27:13

That is better, triple lutz loop.

2:27:462:27:58

Second triple axle. He made the

location but not the landing. --

2:28:172:28:26

rotation.

2:28:262:28:36

Two hands down on the triple loop.

2:28:412:28:48

Triple flip. Added a double toe

loop, he needs to try to add some

2:29:172:29:24

point.

2:29:242:29:29

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

2:30:312:30:38

The Patrick Chan we know and love

has not yet turned up at these

2:30:382:30:41

games.

2:30:412:30:46

games. Mistakes there, and

characteristic.

He has not had a

2:30:472:30:49

great season. He is up in the 170's

180's if he is on form. I thought

2:30:492:30:57

after the knees of those opening

jumps and the combination that this

2:30:572:31:01

was his moment and he would be

exquisite. But I don't know at what

2:31:012:31:06

point it just slightly falls off.

They have given him a massive new

2:31:062:31:14

season 's best, his previous was a

after a difficult season. That is a

2:31:142:31:23

massive new season 's best. So let's

look at the standings. Patrick Chan

2:31:232:31:32

three-time world champion leading

the way and takes the ten points for

2:31:322:31:35

Canada. Adam Rippon, what a skate

from him at his first Olympics in

2:31:352:31:43

third.

2:31:432:31:45

This is how the teams standings are

shaping up. Canada out in front,

2:31:492:31:55

extending the lead to seven points

ahead of the Olympic Athletes from

2:31:552:31:58

Russia.

2:31:582:32:00

The ladies and the ice dancers still

to come.

2:32:072:32:13

Mirai Nagasu for the USA who are

currently in bronze medal position.

2:32:202:32:28

She has got it, triple axel to open

the programme. The music of Miss

2:32:482:32:55

Saigon. The green box ticked.

2:32:552:33:05

Saigon. The green box ticked. Triple

flip, triple toe loop. Did very well

2:33:052:33:09

to save that but save it she did.

2:33:092:33:16

And be triple

2:33:162:33:22

double axel, triple toe loop, double

toe lip. -- loop.

2:34:272:34:44

Triple Lutz double toe loop.

2:34:522:35:00

Triple flip.

2:35:032:35:06

One triple jump left. Triple loop.

2:36:002:36:12

And she's got that!

2:36:192:36:23

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

2:36:312:36:35

Or my goodness me.

Team a USA are on

their feet.

2:36:352:36:43

their feet.

There is the triple

flip, triple toe loop. Did very well

2:36:432:36:48

to hold that on.

2:36:482:36:56

to hold that on.

The new season is

best for Mirai Nagasu of the USA.

2:36:562:37:01

137.5 three. Top of the standings

for now.

2:37:012:37:07

And is now the Canadians looking to

consolidate the gold medal position

2:37:122:37:18

way out in front. Seven points ahead

of the rest of the field, a World

2:37:182:37:24

Championship bronze medallist, her

second Olympics. She was the

2:37:242:37:27

youngest member of team Canada in

Sochi, just 16 years old, here she

2:37:272:37:33

is four years later with a lot more

experience under her belt. She is a

2:37:332:37:37

powerful skater.

She is also the

current Canadian number one, the

2:37:372:37:45

national champion. She was two

seasons ago as well. Last season it

2:37:452:37:52

was her team-mate opens up with the

triple toe lip, triple toe loop.

2:37:522:38:09

Nice, triple lutz. Terrific bounce

and elevation on the take-off of her

2:38:222:38:31

jumps. Has had difficulty

controlling it in the past but the

2:38:312:38:36

last couple of seasons good

consistency. Triple flip.

2:38:362:38:47

Second triple lutz in combination

with two double toe loops, better

2:39:422:39:49

and stronger than the first.

2:39:492:39:56

And there is the triple loop.

2:39:582:40:06

Final jumping pass. Triple salchow

and a double axel, there is the

2:40:362:40:44

salchow and there is the double

axel.

2:40:442:40:47

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

2:41:442:41:46

That's it, that's got to be gold for

Canada! Clean and strong from

2:41:462:41:51

Gabrielle Daleman. With the world

champions to come in the ice dancing

2:41:512:41:58

it's now only a formality, just give

them the gold! CHUCKLES

2:41:582:42:04

She wanted to lay down a gauntlet

and I think she did that. I think

2:42:042:42:08

you will see a new season 's best

and you are probably correct, team

2:42:082:42:12

Canada will still be in the lead.

I

am going early! It's a massive

2:42:122:42:17

season 's best.

2:42:172:42:26

Alina Zagitova 15 years old, the

Prodigy. Beat the double world

2:42:332:42:41

champion to win the European title

just a few weeks ago. She is

2:42:412:42:45

something else.

2:42:452:42:52

In for the first jumping pass and

the most difficult combination we

2:44:562:45:00

will see in the ladies event, triple

lutz, triple loop combination.

2:45:002:45:11

Double axle. Triple toe loop.

2:45:182:45:26

Here is the triple flip, double toe,

double loop combination.

2:45:292:45:40

Triple lutz.

2:46:002:46:05

And another triple flip. Last jump

is the axle.

2:46:182:46:34

Alina Zagitova you little

firecracker! What a talent.

2:46:472:46:58

firecracker! What a talent.

She is

15 but there is such maturity in the

2:46:582:47:01

choreography and in the way that she

moves.

It is a new season 's best

2:47:012:47:09

for the 15-year-old Alina Zagitova.

Her first Olympics. 158. Fantastic

2:47:092:47:17

final performance and takes the ten

points for the Olympic Athletes From

2:47:172:47:24

Russia. USA in second and Canada in

third with Gabrielle Daleman. But

2:47:242:47:34

that is unlikely to affect the

Canadian team standings, bear out in

2:47:342:47:38

front. Just five points clear now so

their lead cut back to five points

2:47:382:47:44

by the Olympic Athletes From Russia.

But Canada have an unassailable lead

2:47:442:47:50

and they are Olympic champions.

Olympic Athletes From Russia will

2:47:502:47:54

take the silver while the USA will

take bronze. Ice dancing still to

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come.

Silver medallists, for the Olympics

2:47:582:48:12

athletes from Russia.

2:48:122:48:17

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri

Soloviev.

2:48:412:48:52

Excellent, great speed going in and

fast on those terms themselves.

2:49:172:49:26

-- turns.

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APPLAUSE

2:52:512:52:51

APPLAUSE. That will be a high five

for silver for the Olympic Athletes

2:52:512:52:58

From Russia. Ekaterina Bobrova and

Dmitri Soloviev, the final members

2:52:582:53:03

of the team to skate.

And there they

are. It was beautiful, more

2:53:032:53:09

storytelling for the first part of

the programme, not looking at his

2:53:092:53:15

face at all and then she discovered

light after being blind and was able

2:53:152:53:21

to see everything around her and

then it was reversed and he ended up

2:53:212:53:25

not being able to see.

So the

Canadians cannot be caught out in

2:53:252:53:30

front. They will take the Olympic

title. It is a straight swap from

2:53:302:53:37

this watch the Olympics for Canada

were beaten into second place by the

2:53:372:53:41

Russians. -- from Sochi.

2:53:412:53:46

Russia have consolidated the silver

medal.

2:53:522:54:03

And likely to be another bronze for

the United States of America,

2:54:052:54:15

the United States of America, here

are the Shibutanis to claim bronze

2:54:152:54:17

for the USA. A bit of Coldplay.

2:54:172:54:32

Superb, the twizzles.

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APPLAUSE

2:58:302:58:31

APPLAUSE. The crowd really enjoyed

that. More precision skating from

2:58:312:58:39

the Shibutanis.

It is smooth.

They

said they have been building up to

2:58:392:58:49

this creatively over the past three

years. They had a creative trilogy

2:58:492:58:54

of dancers and this is the

culmination of that at the Olympics.

2:58:542:58:58

I think is the best for them. This

is where they want to deliver it. If

2:58:582:59:05

I dare say it I would like to have

more light and shade. It is just so

2:59:052:59:10

smooth. Add almost a plateau all the

way through. Being siblings of

2:59:102:59:19

course it is going to have a

different dynamic than a lot of the

2:59:192:59:23

other teams.

2:59:232:59:30

other teams.

112 and that will be

the bronze in the back for Team USA.

2:59:302:59:39

And the gold medal already in the

bag. So just a masterclass from the

2:59:392:59:47

world champions Tessa Virtue and

Scott Moir and fitting way to close

2:59:472:59:50

up this team event. The gold medal

around their necks when this routine

2:59:502:59:56

is done.

2:59:563:00:01

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

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From the Mulan Rouge to the top of

the podium, that will put Canada out

3:04:113:04:17

of sight. The gold medal was already

there is but Scott Moir and Tessa

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Virtue our head shoulders above the

rest.

This solidifies her second

3:04:213:04:26

gold medal, the won the gold medal

in Vancouver 2010 and I absolutely

3:04:263:04:33

love every second and every move of

that performance. What I love is

3:04:333:04:39

every performance is choreographed

uniquely inasmuch as not only ice

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dance, you could switch music

sometimes with other skaters and the

3:04:443:04:48

routine would be the same and it

would work and be brilliant but

3:04:483:04:51

everything they do, every detail of

this is designed specifically and

3:04:513:04:55

only with this music. It would not

work anywhere else.

What does this

3:04:553:05:00

mean?

3:05:003:05:01

work anywhere else.

What does this

mean?

A testament to the strong

3:05:013:05:05

performances from our team-mates. It

was so inspiring and we had no doubt

3:05:053:05:08

they would lay it down. It gave us a

nice cushion as we took the ice

3:05:083:05:13

today and were able to savour the

moment and embrace it and be present

3:05:133:05:17

every step of the way.

Last time in

Sochi it was silver for the team and

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you have converted it to gold,

what's changed in the last four

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years?

That is a good question.

Give

me a great answer! Kaboul that will

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be tough, I'm not the best that

those, but I think we have a special

3:05:333:05:39

team.

I think our attitude changed

from Sochi. I think we were a bit

3:05:393:05:45

too casual. I think this team event

is just like hockey and curling

3:05:453:05:50

medals, we are a figure skating

country and I feel like the best

3:05:503:05:57

choreographers skaters and coaches

have come from Canada and it's

3:05:573:06:00

something we need to be in the mix

for. I'm super proud of these

3:06:003:06:04

athletes making this happen, skate

Canada and our high performance

3:06:043:06:08

director, this is a great journey

and I think these guys deserve it.

3:06:083:06:13

They certainly did, big Canadian

team, very strong, that is the gold

3:06:133:06:17

medal they wanted and in the end the

ice dancers did not have too perform

3:06:173:06:21

at all, the medal was already in the

bag. In terms of Scott Moir and

3:06:213:06:26

Tessa Virtue, the retired but the

lure of competition was too strong.

3:06:263:06:32

Does that ring any bells?

They only

had a few years, we had ten! But

3:06:323:06:38

they are amazing, watching that,

everything was synchronised and so

3:06:383:06:45

passionate. Every time I have

watched them perform it feels like

3:06:453:06:49

it's for the first time. It's so

together and it feels fresh which is

3:06:493:06:53

what they can bring.

The good stuff

by Patrick Chan who won all ten

3:06:533:06:59

points in the men's free programme

and from a skaters perspective, the

3:06:593:07:03

guys saying he is a skaters skater.

This is the gold medal which has

3:07:033:07:08

been missing from his personal

collection for a long time.

He has

3:07:083:07:12

got the team gold now, I am sure he

would like to be out there competing

3:07:123:07:17

for the individual gold as well but

that might be a step too far, he

3:07:173:07:22

does not quite have the jumps. But

he is a skaters skater. The way he

3:07:223:07:28

can move around the ice

effortlessly, his style, everything

3:07:283:07:34

about him is beautiful. Such a

quality in his skating other than

3:07:343:07:38

when he is falling over.

It's not an

individual gold medal as you say but

3:07:383:07:46

so many Canadians who have got close

to claiming a gold medal. I know

3:07:463:07:51

it's not an individual event but

it's a milestone for Canadians men's

3:07:513:07:56

skating.

Absolutely. I think Scott

said it, they are an ice country,

3:07:563:08:01

everything is about ice up there.

They are superstars in their own

3:08:013:08:07

country and it's great to see that

level of skating, in skating itself.

3:08:073:08:12

I know there are are mixed thoughts

about whether this team competition

3:08:123:08:17

should go at the beginning or the

end of the Olympic programme but in

3:08:173:08:21

terms of plodding up-and-coming

stars, Russia have had a fantastic

3:08:213:08:26

grounding particularly with this

wonderful 15-year-old Alina

3:08:263:08:28

Zagitova. How important for her to

get a feel of the ice at the

3:08:283:08:33

Olympics.

3:08:333:08:34

get a feel of the ice at the

Olympics.

It is important and she's

3:08:343:08:38

gone out and given an amazing

performance, skating the same ice

3:08:383:08:43

rink with the same courts, they know

what each other is capable of. It

3:08:433:08:47

will come down on tonight and that

is what is fascinating about this

3:08:473:08:55

event, those four minutes in your

life which will count in that

3:08:553:08:59

moment.

It has given us a real taste

for the ladies individual event. The

3:08:593:09:06

actual team contest itself there

3:09:063:09:07

for the ladies individual event. The

actual team contest itself there is

3:09:073:09:07

a bit of debate about if it serves

as a warm up. What is your view?

I

3:09:073:09:14

would like to see it at the end of

the event. I think the first time

3:09:143:09:18

you want to see these skaters

perform it is the head to head on

3:09:183:09:22

the individual events then make this

camaraderie of the team at the end

3:09:223:09:27

of the competition. But that is my

personal opinion, and the IOC see it

3:09:273:09:33

differently.

It would be like a gold

medal winning gal if you didn't like

3:09:333:09:37

that. I have tonnes of questions

that you have had hundreds and thank

3:09:373:09:43

you for getting in touch. Where do

we start? Do you feel you work

3:09:433:09:47

robbed in Willy Hammer and do you

regret putting the left in?

We don't

3:09:473:09:58

regret anything, we challenged

ourselves. It was ten years, 1984,

3:09:583:10:03

coming back ten years after to the

Olympics was a big ask and to still

3:10:033:10:09

be part of that, still be top of the

game was our challenge, did we feel

3:10:093:10:17

robbed? I think the British public

felt that but you go into it with

3:10:173:10:21

your eyes open. You know the

possibilities. We went in with the

3:10:213:10:26

view of trying to win but it didn't

happen.

There has been quite a lot

3:10:263:10:32

on the technical side, Tracy asks if

skaters have reached the limit of

3:10:323:10:36

human Pozzo the in the jumps, have

you ever landed a quarter?

Quads are

3:10:363:10:41

not my thing. The technique to pull

off a quart and the power that you

3:10:413:10:51

need, I am at the rank were the kids

are doing all of this and the

3:10:513:10:55

preciseness of it and the amount of

time they had two practice to get

3:10:553:11:01

perfected, it is purely a timing

thing, a strange thing. It is also

3:11:013:11:06

courage. You are launching yourself

into the air, rotating four times

3:11:063:11:11

and coming down on a single edge

trying to land it cleanly. Nine

3:11:113:11:16

times out of ten at the beginning

you will not do it.

Will there be a

3:11:163:11:24

quintuple?

I think it might. Maybe

not in the next few years but ten

3:11:273:11:31

years down the road who knows?

Just

to say, Sarah got in touch to say it

3:11:313:11:39

worked the other way around, talking

about the paso doble, I knew what a

3:11:393:11:43

paso doble was when Strictly Come

Dancing first hit our screens

3:11:433:11:48

because of Torvill and Dean, another

one saying no questions for Chris,

3:11:483:12:00

just respect. You can go and have

some down time and think about

3:12:013:12:08

perfecting the quad or the

quintuple. Each nation has their

3:12:083:12:13

best loved Olympians, Chris is one

of ours as is Sir Steve Redgrave,

3:12:133:12:17

I'm sure many of you sat up to watch

him get his fifth gold medal. The

3:12:173:12:23

Netherlands are trying to achieve

something similar because no Dutch

3:12:233:12:27

woman or man has ever won five gold

medals in Orange in a summer or

3:12:273:12:33

Winter Games but Irene had the

chance to do that nine medals in

3:12:333:12:42

speed skating, she could own the

record outright. Would both records

3:12:423:12:48

come? We will go into the later

seeded players with Wilf O'Reilly

3:12:483:12:56

and Simon Brotherton.

3:12:563:12:58

COMMENTATOR:

3:13:033:13:03

COMMENTATOR: A very strong

performer. Quite a struggle for the

3:13:033:13:11

American to come back to top form.

She missed the whole of the 2014-15

3:13:113:13:20

season after problems coming from a

concussion. Perhaps the expectation

3:13:203:13:25

not as great as it would have been.

The other issue America had in Sochi

3:13:253:13:31

was the quality of the racing suits.

Aerodynamics is very important.

3:13:313:13:37

There were a number of issues, we

can see the other Americans skating,

3:13:373:13:44

they will be in other suits because

not all of the athletes were happy

3:13:443:13:49

with the Olympic uniform which they

were provided with.

Let's have a

3:13:493:13:54

look and see how they are getting

on.

3:13:543:13:59

Brittany Bowe clearly going rather

better. Still outside that quickest

3:14:053:14:12

time.

3:14:123:14:17

time.

I think Brittany Bowe will be

going into the last lap a lot

3:14:183:14:21

stronger so she will go under the

time.

She looks all business,

3:14:213:14:25

Brittany Bowe. Nice fluid movement,

work for Natalia Czerwonka to do,

3:14:253:14:31

she's the gap, ten to a second now.

If she has a strong finish we could

3:14:313:14:39

have a new leader. We will not have

long to find out, less than half a

3:14:393:14:45

minute. Down the back straight they

go. Still striding purposefully

3:14:453:14:49

forward. In real time she is inside

the fastest time, hugging the inner

3:14:493:14:58

blue line. Down the finishing

straight. Here comes Brittany Bowe

3:14:583:15:03

of the United States. We will have a

new leader, yes, just over half a

3:15:033:15:07

second.

3:15:073:15:15

Superb last lap and a lot of

discussion about these racing suits.

3:15:203:15:29

Brittany Bowe has got her hair

tucked up on the top overhead so

3:15:293:15:34

that the wind will go over the top

of the racing suit instead of down

3:15:343:15:39

the back. There is a lot of

discussion about whether that be

3:15:393:15:43

allowed but a superb piece of

skating by Brittany Bowe.

3:15:433:15:52

Almost ready to go.

3:15:523:15:58

From Canada, 25 years of age,

Brianne Tutt.

3:16:033:16:10

And I'm Ian Gorst. Looking for

Olympic success.

3:16:143:16:26

-- Ireen Wust.

3:16:263:16:34

Four times Olympic gold medallist.

3:16:353:16:40

Ireen Wust and Brianne Tutt will

have to go for it again. The

3:16:423:16:48

pressure is on the great chemistry.

You can see the red flag, the red

3:16:483:16:58

armband. Obviously Ireen Wust cannot

wait to get away. The orange and

3:16:583:17:07

blue, just moving fractionally and

only one false start allowed. So now

3:17:073:17:14

both skaters will have to remain

perfectly still.

3:17:143:17:21

perfectly still. The 12 times world

champion. The most successful

3:17:213:17:28

Olympic athlete of all time for the

Netherlands.

3:17:283:17:34

And away they go. Ireen Wust getting

straight into her stride. Punching

3:17:353:17:44

her way through the air. It will be

important for her now coming down

3:17:443:17:50

the home straight, the first 300

metres. You can see the Canadian

3:17:503:17:54

will be looking to try to creep

behind the Canadian as she comes out

3:17:543:18:00

of the first turn but it is a superb

opening for Ireen Wust.

The crowd

3:18:003:18:05

really getting into this now, plenty

of Dutch people here. Here they go

3:18:053:18:10

crossing over. Going onto the inside

of the track now, Ireen Wust. This

3:18:103:18:16

could work well for Brianne Tutt

from Canada if she can keep tabs on

3:18:163:18:22

Ireen Wust all around.

It is

important, to see what time she will

3:18:223:18:30

go through at. An amazing time for

Ireen Wust.

Just four tenths of a

3:18:303:18:37

second outside the quickest time set

by Brittany Bowe so still some work

3:18:373:18:43

to do. Has she got enough left in

the tank when she most needs it on

3:18:433:18:49

the last lap? You can see the blue

line and that is how far she is

3:18:493:18:54

behind Brittany Bowe at the moment.

That last lap I think she will do

3:18:543:18:59

much better. One tenth of a second

quicker than Brittany Bowe.

The

3:18:593:19:03

crowd being told what is going on

and really getting behind Ireen

3:19:033:19:07

Wust. Away she goes down the back

straight, halfway towards the final

3:19:073:19:13

bend. It needs to be a big finish

and so far it looks as though she is

3:19:133:19:18

coming up with that. Because the

advantage is growing with every

3:19:183:19:22

stride. Add the finishing straight

towards the line, Ireen Wust is

3:19:223:19:28

going for the lead and she gets it.

1.54, taking into place. Ireen Wust

3:19:283:19:37

from the Netherlands nudges Brittany

Bowe from the top position on the

3:19:373:19:41

podium. She is the new leader. And

the big question of course is that

3:19:413:19:48

going to be enough for the remaining

skaters still to come. They know

3:19:483:19:53

what time they have got to beat. 1.5

four.

3:19:533:20:05

four. A great piece of aggressive

skating from Ireen Wust. The crowd

3:20:053:20:11

really cheering her on. It is going

to be a very anxious wait now for

3:20:113:20:17

her given the class of some of the

athletes still to come. Not least

3:20:173:20:25

the next on the Petrak, Marrit

Leenstra. She was fourth in Sochi.

3:20:253:20:32

Can she get on the podium this time?

So much talent in the Dutch squad.

3:20:323:20:41

Ireen Wust has done all that she

can.

3:20:413:20:49

can. Marrit Leenstra from the

Netherlands. Finished second over

3:20:533:20:58

1500 metres in three World Cup races

this season. 38 years of age,

3:20:583:21:08

Katarzyna Bachleda-Curus. Could she

challenge for the podium?

3:21:083:21:17

Settled and ready to go. Away first

time.

3:21:233:21:35

time. A very aggressive start from

Marrit Leenstra on the inside

3:21:353:21:37

wearing the orange and blue.

3:21:373:21:43

wearing the orange and blue. Neat

and tidy around the corner, Marrit

3:21:463:21:47

Leenstra. Strong and quick, a nice

flow. And it is the fastest time

3:21:473:21:55

already. Having made that start is

it going to prove to be the

3:21:553:21:59

platform, can she carry that speed

on for the full three and three

3:21:593:22:05

quarters lap distance? Coached by

the Italian national coach.

3:22:053:22:14

the Italian national coach. And

lived there most of the time in

3:22:143:22:16

Italy but already you can see a good

three tenths of a second ahead of

3:22:163:22:20

Ireen Wust.

Has she gone out too

quickly or has she got the form to

3:22:203:22:28

hold it? Almost half a second inside

the quickest time at this stage.

3:22:283:22:37

Important now that she stays tight

to that in a name. Skating a very

3:22:373:22:44

good line. Looks very comfortable.

One lap to go for Marrit Leenstra,

3:22:443:22:51

she finished just off the podium in

Sochi. Is this a skate that will get

3:22:513:22:56

her a medal for years later? The

advantage whistling away. Almost

3:22:563:23:02

stride by stride and now level and

suddenly now she is outside.

3:23:023:23:14

suddenly now she is outside. Whether

Ireen Wust just getting faster

3:23:143:23:15

towards the end, impossible to say.

But the finish was so good for Ireen

3:23:153:23:20

Wust. Despite having made such an

excellent start, Marrit Leenstra

3:23:203:23:25

just could not keep it going. Coming

up for second place at the moment.

3:23:253:23:30

Katarzyna Bachleda-Curus from Poland

quick enough for tenth and for now

3:23:303:23:35

at least Ireen Wust remains in the

gold medal position.

3:23:353:23:47

gold medal position.

Of course still

two pairs to come including the

3:23:473:23:49

world number one from Japan,

considered as the favourite in

3:23:493:23:53

current form. I think the effort

from Ireen Wust, she skated in the

3:23:533:24:03

3000 metres and missed the gold

medal so really looking to get gold

3:24:033:24:08

in the 1500 metres. Superb technique

from Marrit Leenstra. Really tight,

3:24:083:24:15

tucked position. Became a bit

ragged, the burning of the next, the

3:24:153:24:21

heart and the lungs. -- the legs.

3:24:213:24:30

heart and the lungs. -- the legs. So

she must wait nervously as well to

3:24:303:24:34

see if she can get a medal this

time. Not much room for manoeuvre

3:24:343:24:42

now for Brittany Bowe. She is likely

to be nudged off the podium given

3:24:423:24:47

the class of the four skaters still

to go out onto the ice.

3:24:473:24:58

to go out onto the ice. Next up we

have Lotte Van Beek.

3:24:583:25:15

have Lotte Van Beek. Third in Sochi.

Going for gold here.

3:25:153:25:23

Going for gold here. And Kikuchi.

3:25:283:25:38

A conveyor belt of world-class Dutch

skaters as we get to the closing

3:25:413:25:45

pairs. And away they go. Three and

three quarters laps of the track. A

3:25:453:25:53

good clean start. Lotte Van Beek

opened so hard that she paid the

3:25:533:26:01

penalty in the latter part of the

race. And Lotte Van Beek may be just

3:26:013:26:05

holding back a little bit, a little

bit more bad-tempered case. And

3:26:053:26:10

hopefully then keeping that speed

for the last lap.

Three tenths of a

3:26:103:26:18

second inside the quickest time, she

has not overcooked it on the opening

3:26:183:26:23

300 metres. She moves to the outside

of the track this time.

3:26:233:26:33

of the track this time. And the

Japanese skater moving through on

3:26:333:26:35

the inside.

3:26:353:26:40

the inside. The Dutch coach trying

to prepare these Japanese skaters

3:26:423:26:46

and really they have dominated this

season. Both have a second slower

3:26:463:26:51

than Ireen Wust.

We need to find out

if they have got a big finish in

3:26:513:26:55

them. And closing the gap slowly on

the Japanese skater, Lotte Van Beek.

3:26:553:27:07

Opened a fraction slower so we must

wait and see what the time will be.

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It will all come down to the final

400 metres. If she has got a big

3:27:113:27:18

finish in heard this could be enough

and she could still do it. It is

3:27:183:27:22

within her range and she knows it.

Ireen Wust knows it is balanced on a

3:27:223:27:28

knife edge. Her prospects of winning

a fifth Olympic gold medal. What has

3:27:283:27:33

Lotte Van Beek got left, were about

to find out. And it is full on for

3:27:333:27:39

the line. She can see the line in

front of her but can she get there

3:27:393:27:44

quickly enough? No, she cannot.

Third at the moment. At best she

3:27:443:27:50

will finish exactly where she did

four years ago.

At best. So please

3:27:503:27:56

now Ireen Wust is certain of a

bronze medal with just one parent

3:27:563:28:00

still to go.

3:28:003:28:05

still to go. She would put herself

in a position there, Lotte Van Beek,

3:28:073:28:11

she had the speed. It was a

possibility that she could have gone

3:28:113:28:15

in front. Less than half a second

and 400 metres to go.

Time to the

3:28:153:28:24

race to perfection. It is important

on the last lap that you do not

3:28:243:28:28

really blow up as they say but Lotte

Van Beek was looking very strong.

3:28:283:28:34

But not forgetting Ireen Wust still

in that pole position. And what

3:28:343:28:37

about this last pairing. As Lotte

Van Beek reflects on her effort and

3:28:373:28:44

Ireen Wust nervously now waiting for

a few more minutes to find out which

3:28:443:28:47

colour her medal will be.

3:28:473:28:54

colour her medal will be. The last

pair on

3:28:543:29:00

pair on the track, from Japan, Miho

Takagi. World number one this season

3:29:013:29:05

overall. And the number one at 1500

metres.

3:29:053:29:16

And world record-holder Heather

Bergsma. The three times world

3:29:183:29:22

champion and the overall World Cup

winner last season. So both of these

3:29:223:29:30

skaters will feel that they are

potentially racing for the gold

3:29:303:29:34

medal.

3:29:343:29:39

medal.

They are strategically trying

to slow down this part of the race.

3:29:393:29:42

Of course the ice is getting harder

and harder after the resurface. Hard

3:29:423:29:49

to judge the form of Heather Bergsma

this winter. You just sense that

3:29:493:29:54

this year was all about the Olympic

Games for her. Miho Takagi has put

3:29:543:30:00

cards on the table throughout the

campaign. Can she carry it through?

3:30:003:30:12

False start.

Yes and I think it was

Miho Takagi. Wearing the red

3:30:133:30:21

armband, the red flag identifying

the skater wearing the red armband

3:30:213:30:28

had a false start. Here we see it

again. Yes, skaters have to be

3:30:283:30:37

perfectly still, this means nobody

can afford to have a false start.

3:30:373:30:43

They will both be rooted to the spot

until the gun echoes around the

3:30:433:30:47

Oval. What must she be thinking?

Stomach will be

3:30:473:30:57

Stomach will be churning for Ireen

Wust. Away they go, the final

3:30:583:31:01

pairing, this is to decide it. Miho

Takagi of Japan closest to the

3:31:013:31:08

camera, the world record holders

from States on the inside on the

3:31:083:31:13

first lap, Heather Bergsma. We get

the first time check when they go

3:31:133:31:17

over the finishing line.

Miho Takagi

seeing what's gone in the past

3:31:173:31:25

pacing herself to perfection. Three

tenths of a second quicker than

3:31:253:31:32

Ireen Wust.

Heather Bergsma flying

out of the gates but has she gone

3:31:323:31:38

too quickly to early or is she in

the form which means she can carry

3:31:383:31:43

it all the way through to the gold

medal? That is the advantage, the

3:31:433:31:48

blue line is the time of the current

leader. At the moment by just over

3:31:483:31:54

for tenths of a second, Heather

Bergsma leading the way, Miho Takagi

3:31:543:31:59

just outside the time.

Heather

Bergsma trying to slipstream in

3:31:593:32:07

behind Miho Takagi. I think she

might have gone too quickly. You can

3:32:073:32:11

see the green, two tenths of a

second still inside.

It's going to

3:32:113:32:18

be so close, has she gone to early,

does she have enough left in the

3:32:183:32:22

tank for the final 400 metres? This

is the final lap which will decide

3:32:223:32:26

it. Heather Bergsma on the inside,

Miho Takagi of Japan on the outside,

3:32:263:32:32

they are both outside the time of

Ireen Wust. They have high up lap,

3:32:323:32:39

less than a tenth of a second in it,

Heather Bergsma tying up really

3:32:393:32:45

badly, she is out of it. Miho Takagi

you can see, I don't think she's

3:32:453:32:49

quite got the speed to take it from

the Dutch woman. It's only good

3:32:493:32:56

enough for second place and it's

another Olympic title for the

3:32:563:33:04

Netherlands for, a superb

performance from her. Wins again.

3:33:043:33:13

Beaten by the blending of an eye on

Saturday in the 3000 metres but not

3:33:153:33:20

to be denied here over 1500. Miho

Takagi finishing with the silver

3:33:203:33:26

medal, she has been world number one

this winter, she gave it her best,

3:33:263:33:32

give it absolutely everything. She

kept it interesting write up towards

3:33:323:33:35

the line but in the final 150 metres

or so it just got away from her.

3:33:353:33:40

STUDIO: Absolutely sensational, you

are looking at the first Dutch

3:33:523:33:57

athlete in either a summer or Winter

Games to have won five gold medals.

3:33:573:34:04

That's the official results, it is a

tenth medal in total for Ireen Wust,

3:34:043:34:10

officially the best speed skater

ever in history. A fantastic day not

3:34:103:34:16

just for her but for the Dutch. She

is I suppose they are Steve

3:34:163:34:22

Redgrave, the first to reach five.

3:34:223:34:24

is I suppose they are Steve

Redgrave, the first to reach five.

3:34:243:34:25

And she still has two more medal

chances in the team pursuit and the

3:34:253:34:29

1000 metres and having been ranked

side at the long track events it

3:34:293:34:34

absolutely awesome and I am not sure

television pictures do it justice.

3:34:343:34:40

When you hear the sound and see the

wonderful weirdness of it all with

3:34:403:34:43

the lycra and this arms and the

graceful power it's one of my

3:34:433:34:51

favourite Winter Olympic sports.

Kids all over Great Britain at this

3:34:513:34:54

point rifling through their parents

wardrobe is looking for lycra. We

3:34:543:34:58

have got a lot to get through

between now and 6pm. We have seen

3:34:583:35:07

Canada go through to the mixed

doubles curling final, who will they

3:35:073:35:11

face, Switzerland or Russia? That

semifinal coming up. Superstar in

3:35:113:35:18

the making, born of America of

Korean parents, Chloe Kim has double

3:35:183:35:23

expectation and half pipe

qualifying. The half pipe became a

3:35:233:35:28

wind tunnel and the elements have a

bigger say in the women's snowboard

3:35:283:35:33

slopestyle, I am sure it will get

you feeling inspired.

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on Canada making it through to the

inaugural mixed doubles final but

3:36:163:36:20

who will they face, will it be the

Swiss who have been the proven

3:36:203:36:25

masters in this short form because

they have won six of the ten

3:36:253:36:30

available world titles going back

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3:36:303:36:34

up against the Russians who are no

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COMMENTATOR: It's not going to go

out of the house, it's a good first

3:37:133:37:17

stone.

To return to the previous

end, we were questioning if they

3:37:173:37:24

should you the power play in the

sixth and I think what happened was

3:37:243:37:29

a great example of why they should

have played a power play, they would

3:37:293:37:32

have reduced the opportunity for the

OAR two steel.

3:37:323:37:50

Just trying to make the freeze in

the other side of the house.

3:37:503:37:57

the other side of the house. Using

the full length of the play area

3:37:573:37:59

there.

While we were chatting I was

just

3:37:593:38:10

just checking did Anastasia

Bryzgalova play the first stone for

3:38:103:38:13

OAR? They have changed their order.

That's a good spot, that's the first

3:38:133:38:18

time we have seen that this week.

And the thinking behind it?

Must

3:38:183:38:24

have been more confidence in

Anastasia Bryzgalova to make the

3:38:243:38:29

shot. And she did. It paid off. The

switch up.

The husband now playing

3:38:293:38:39

the two, three and four stones.

Another consideration could have

3:38:393:38:47

been the more defensive mentality,

they have now got the lead for the

3:38:473:38:53

first time in this semifinal. Maybe

they are thinking they can make some

3:38:533:38:58

big takeouts with Alexander

Krushelnitskiy to keep Switzerland

3:38:583:38:59

to just one or two points here in

the seventh end.

3:38:593:39:10

Sport is often about momentum change

isn't it? One or two little things,

3:39:113:39:15

does not matter what sport that is,

it can just change the momentum.

3:39:153:39:22

Just have a feeling the pendulum is

starting to move towards OAR but

3:39:223:39:26

anything can happen, we have seen at

all week. I would remind you this

3:39:263:39:35

Swiss team...

They scored three

against OAR on the eighth down when

3:39:353:39:42

they were two down to win so this

game very much alive for both teams.

3:39:423:39:49

The difference is that it is OAR

with the hammer unless there is a

3:39:493:39:55

steal here. If was there

3:39:553:40:01

I'm just wondering whether or not,

if OAR, if it is level or it

3:40:023:40:11

Switzerland, let's say they get two

here, 6-5, if OAR will use the power

3:40:113:40:16

play in the final end or not.

I

think assuming there is any sort of

3:40:163:40:23

a score for Switzerland here in the

seventh end Russia will definitely

3:40:233:40:27

pull out the power play in the last

one. This one running very much

3:40:273:40:31

inside at the moment, is it going to

make contact? Just. Just gets into

3:40:313:40:38

the dead zone in the back corner,

the back quadrant of the house.

That

3:40:383:40:46

was almost a major mistake. Still

not happy. Slap of the hands between

3:40:463:40:52

the two of them. He knows he got

away with one. It wasn't the shot he

3:40:523:40:58

wanted but just managed to get

enough of the Swiss stone.

Certainly

3:40:583:41:07

gave it a lot of encouragement.

Suddenly with that roll out of the

3:41:073:41:15

rings, Switzerland have a chance

here.

3:41:153:41:26

The only problem here for

Switzerland is they cannot get a lot

3:41:283:41:32

of distance between the two yellow

stones.

Very straight forward for

3:41:323:41:38

OAR to remove a couple and where

they have left them they could play

3:41:383:41:41

a double lie directly in front of

the other yellow stone at the back

3:41:413:41:45

of the house. They will try to

remove these two yellow stones, on

3:41:453:41:52

the line which cuts the house

horizontally and try to lie in front

3:41:523:41:55

of the yellow behind.

3:41:553:42:03

Coming down here with plenty of

weight. Nicely done. Could not have

3:42:053:42:17

worked out any better. Alexander

Krushelnitskiy, this change around,

3:42:173:42:25

said he might have to play the

takeout and he did it very well.

3:42:253:42:33

takeout and he did it very well.

I

don't know about you but I am

3:42:333:42:35

detecting a bit of a change of speed

of play here. The teams have 22

3:42:353:42:41

minutes to decide what to throw for

all of the stones in the match and

3:42:413:42:46

if they don't complete them in that

time they will lose the game.

3:42:463:42:50

Currently they both have around four

minutes of thinking time. To select

3:42:503:42:56

their shots and play them.

OAR still

have a time-out I think, Switzerland

3:42:563:43:03

still have theirs. -- Switzerland

have used there is.

That's a really

3:43:033:43:09

good shot by Martin Rios. Looks easy

but it's a terrific shot by Martin

3:43:093:43:15

Rios, we have seen a lot of big

takeouts from him and that one was a

3:43:153:43:19

touch of class.

3:43:193:43:25

So important wasn't it for OAR that

that yellow stone we are looking at

3:43:273:43:32

on the right-hand side

3:43:323:43:38

on the right-hand side that it did

end up outside of the house.

The

3:43:393:43:46

stones need to be touchingly

coloured rings of the house to be in

3:43:463:43:49

a scoring position. If they had left

that one in there it would still

3:43:493:43:53

very much be in contention to score

in this seventh end.

3:43:533:44:03

Is that going to hang in?

The really

overcooked it, if they had let it

3:44:053:44:11

curl a little they could have left

it in front of the yellow stone.

3:44:113:44:15

Went all out for the double and did

not make it.

3:44:153:44:23

Going to end up with, I suppose,

power play, you would like to get

3:44:233:44:30

three if you can. But they will take

two, take the lead. Into the final

3:44:303:44:36

end.

3:44:363:44:43

This has now settled nicely. Still

going. It is OK. So now 6-5,

3:44:493:45:09

Switzerland and the lead. The hammer

will be

3:45:093:45:18

will be with OAR in the final end.

And they're going for the power play

3:45:183:45:28

in place at the final end.

Once

again the stones positioned over to

3:45:283:45:35

the side. The really big benefit to

OAR having the stones over to the

3:45:353:45:43

site is even if they have a real go

around the side, if it all goes

3:45:433:45:51

terribly wrong they will be able to

throw one into the middle. And

3:45:513:45:56

secure a point to extend the game

that way. That is the thinking.

And

3:45:563:46:01

if it is all tied there will be an

extra end.

3:46:013:46:09

extra end. Not quite. Really wanted

to sit in front of that OAR

3:46:093:46:16

Redstone. OAR have not yet used

their time out, they still have over

3:46:163:46:23

three minutes each. You can afford

to have three minutes so as not to

3:46:233:46:30

be too rushed at the end. So for

both teams they have enough time.

3:46:303:46:41

And OAR have that time left.

Especially at the business end of

3:46:413:46:45

the game you want to leave yourself

ample time to discuss these

3:46:453:46:48

important decisions that need to be

made. A really good shot by

3:46:483:46:55

Alexander Krushelnitsky. Returning

to their previous order of the first

3:46:553:47:03

six ends.

So a place in the gold medal match

3:47:033:47:15

against Canada is at stake. It has

been a close affair right from the

3:47:153:47:21

beginning full stop -- from the

beginning. And the initiative

3:47:213:47:32

perhaps has just moved from one to

the other. It looked as if Russia

3:47:323:47:37

were just starting to get on top.

Switzerland just doing enough but it

3:47:373:47:45

is very much any police to win.

Advantage is likely with OAR just in

3:47:453:47:52

the fact that they have this power

play in the final end. But some

3:47:523:47:57

pretty good shots have been played

by both teams up until this point.

3:47:573:48:05

by both teams up until this point.

I

still think I favour Martin Rios.

3:48:093:48:14

When I see those stones altogether.

Here is the time-out.

The difficulty

3:48:143:48:21

for Martin Rios, all the stones are

at the side and they would ideally

3:48:213:48:25

like them to be in the middle. You

have seen other teams ignoring the

3:48:253:48:31

stones out on the wing when the

power play is called. That could

3:48:313:48:35

have been another option for

Switzerland but they have decided to

3:48:353:48:39

go with this and almost take a more

containing approach. Rather than

3:48:393:48:44

trying to win the game here and now.

A lovely big pocket.

3:48:443:48:59

A lovely big pocket. Between the

Redstone.

3:48:593:49:06

Redstone. That would give them a

good chance of scoring two here.

3:49:063:49:14

This discussion will need to come to

a conclusion in 15 seconds!

3:49:333:49:43

a conclusion in 15 seconds!

A few

options here. I talked about

3:49:433:49:47

splitting the house, positioning

both stones as far apart as

3:49:473:49:53

possible. They could do that. But it

is quite a small area to work in.

3:49:533:50:06

And what they may be better advised

doing is trying to make a play down

3:50:063:50:12

the same side where those stones

are. Even just tap it a little bit.

3:50:123:50:19

Two shots needed to win the game

here in regulation time.

I think not

3:50:193:50:25

to be negative, but at least make

sure we have a shot to tie this. If

3:50:253:50:32

it does not work out at least make

sure you have a shot to type this.

3:50:323:50:38

And that is where the power play

comes into its own in this

3:50:383:50:42

situation. Opening up the centre.

Not far enough.

3:50:423:50:54

Not far enough.

Not too sure about

that call. It was not made, either.

3:50:573:51:03

Looks like Switzerland are going to

take the chance to remove some red

3:51:033:51:07

granite.

So going to try to play on that red

3:51:073:51:19

stone and maybe check into the other

as well, that would be a bonus.

3:51:193:51:32

Martin Rios has been very smart and

efficient closing out matches with

3:51:323:51:36

tight finishes. Jenny Perret it will

be to play the last stone. Another

3:51:363:51:45

good shot from Martin Rios. And

targets therefore OAR as well.

I'm a

3:51:453:51:52

bit surprised they were not a bit

more adventurous with that shot

3:51:523:51:57

trying to move the other red with a

potentially game-winning position.

3:51:573:52:07

Alexander completely out of breath,

working hard.

3:52:143:52:26

Anastasia Bryzgalova watching the

stone come-down, reaching the climax

3:52:383:52:41

of this final end. OAR needing two

to win, one to try -- to tie. Her

3:52:413:52:50

husband and playing partner just

looks up to the sky with

3:52:503:52:52

frustration. Just not quite paying

off. Just trying to move the stones

3:52:523:53:00

around a little bit, wanted to leave

themselves lying shot. Not quite

3:53:003:53:04

able to do it. Moved one of the

Swiss stones. This has been a tight

3:53:043:53:09

affair all the way through.

Switzerland deploying the power play

3:53:093:53:14

in the seventh end and moving into

the lead. It looked for a couple of

3:53:143:53:19

ends as if OAR were very much taking

control of this.

But now it is

3:53:193:53:25

anyone's match. It certainly is and

we had a big reaction from Alexander

3:53:253:53:29

Krushelnitsky as it did not work out

exactly as planned. But Switzerland

3:53:293:53:33

are still not out of the woods, they

have a bit of work to do to prevent

3:53:333:53:38

OAR from scoring the two needed to

win the game. So Switzerland with

3:53:383:53:46

the yellow stones. This is the final

stone for Martin Rios. Sweeping his

3:53:463:53:53

own stone. All action. Martin Rios,

the world champion trying to make it

3:53:533:54:02

through the gold medal match and

hanging onto this 1-shot lead.

3:54:023:54:06

Played a pretty good shot. An

absolute beauty.

They have got the

3:54:063:54:13

OAR surmounted. Of course they have

the hammer, they have got the last

3:54:133:54:21

stone. They will always want to give

themselves the opportunity to take

3:54:213:54:25

this to the extra end. Anastasia

Bryzgalova playing the fifth stone.

3:54:253:54:38

The last one will be played by her

husband. Just make sure you get one

3:54:383:54:47

now, just set yourself up for that?

There's still a chance to score a

3:54:473:54:52

couple. They could have this on the

inside and maybe even move all three

3:54:523:54:59

of the yellows. So Anastasia

Bryzgalova going to give at the

3:54:593:55:03

heave Ho and see how much she can

get moving. Hit it too thinly. So

3:55:033:55:15

tight to the guard.

3:55:153:55:20

tight to the guard. One still

sitting there. So now over two Jenny

3:55:223:55:26

Perret.

3:55:263:55:32

Perret. Look at that look, turning

away. Married couple! There could be

3:55:323:55:39

words later!

Of course OAR have the last stone.

3:55:393:55:48

It is 6-5 to Switzerland. This

semifinal, the winners go through to

3:55:483:55:55

meet Canada in the gold medal match.

The losers will play Norway tomorrow

3:55:553:55:59

in the bronze medal match.

Jenny Perret with what could be her

3:55:593:56:08

last stone. She will be hoping it

is. She will not want to have to

3:56:083:56:12

come back in the extra end.

3:56:123:56:23

come back in the extra end. Is she

locking this?

Putting the guard up

3:56:243:56:29

and I'm not sure, I would not say it

is negative but it leaves the

3:56:293:56:36

opposition is shot to win the game.

If you draw one to the other side

3:56:363:56:41

and get it perfect, they can only

score one. Whereas now even if OAR

3:56:413:56:49

cannot come around and tap the other

stone they can still drive the guard

3:56:493:56:53

back and maybe even score a couple.

That was a strange choice of shot.

3:56:533:56:59

They have been so Google or week at

picking those shots. Deciding what

3:56:593:57:04

to play. And what they're saying is

go on, make it. -- they have been so

3:57:043:57:10

good all week.

So OAR, Alexander Krushelnitsky and

3:57:103:57:19

his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova

watching on. He has the chance to

3:57:193:57:24

win this, that Swiss stone needs to

be moved. It goes quiet. They are

3:57:243:57:34

watching, watching the line. Just

going for the one, not going for the

3:57:343:57:40

win.

They have just not played it

very well.

It is still going. And it

3:57:403:57:50

is Switzerland to either winners.

Huge error from Alexander

3:57:503:57:53

Krushelnitsky at the end. They asked

him to play the shot and he could

3:57:533:57:59

not. I guess that is what pressure

kerning is all about. It is the

3:57:593:58:05

world champions Switzerland who will

go into the gold medal match against

3:58:053:58:07

Canada.

3:58:073:58:09

go into the gold medal match against

Canada.

3:58:093:58:15

You need Rhona Martin in those

circumstances! But it is Canada

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against Switzerland and that will be

the Olympic final. 11 o'clock our

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time tomorrow morning.

3:58:263:58:34

time tomorrow morning. And the men's

qualifying is taking place overnight

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but also we have the women's

qualifying. First of all the

3:58:393:58:42

character of the Pyeongchang

halfpipe. What is it like?

Going

3:58:423:58:48

back to the previous Games where we

had a lot warmer weather, it is a

3:58:483:58:52

lot colder in Pyeongchang so the

halfpipe is in pristine condition.

3:58:523:58:58

The feedback from some other riders

is that the bubbles are perfect so

3:58:583:59:02

it should be a good challenge.

Of

course they had a little bit of

3:59:023:59:10

melting going on in Sochi!

If there

are any bumps, then you end up

3:59:103:59:15

finding a lot of falls and a lot of

mistakes. So good vibes about this?

3:59:153:59:25

I've seen some of the runs in the

men's training on social media and

3:59:253:59:29

everything is looking good.

Well

overnight we will see the legendary

3:59:293:59:35

Shaun White in the men's

qualification. But there was a

3:59:353:59:39

female halfpipe today, Chloe Kim,

tipped to be the next big thing in

3:59:393:59:44

snowboarding. Rather like Shaun

White in Turin in 2006. This young

3:59:443:59:49

lady is just 17, she could've gone

to Sochi age 13. In fact she was too

3:59:493:59:54

young but she was already the owner

of an X Games gold medal by that

3:59:543:59:58

point. She's the daughter of Korean

parents who emigrated in 1998/ she

3:59:584:00:05

is the darling of both America and

of course the host nation. All eyes

4:00:054:00:09

on Chloe this morning in

qualification.

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COMMENTATOR: Qualification about to

get underway in what can only be

4:00:164:00:23

described as very difficult

conditions.

4:00:234:00:32

conditions. 17 years of age. You

could say she's the most meaningful

4:00:324:00:37

rival to Chloe Kim at the moment.

They do train together, they are

4:00:374:00:42

good friends. But they are both

going to want to win, kicking things

4:00:424:00:48

off with the huge front side nine.

4:00:484:00:51

Into a big 720. Opening up the

front, into the heart and flip. 720

4:00:544:01:04

with a flip. Backside five. Good

job. Nine judges picking apart these

4:01:044:01:17

runs, looking for difficulty,

execution, variety and amplitude,

4:01:174:01:22

they want to see the riders going

nice and high. We have not had that

4:01:224:01:27

in slopestyle before, the bullet

time effect. There is the trademark

4:01:274:01:36

smile from Mastro. Coming off the

back of a World Cup win in Aspen

4:01:364:01:45

where she actually be to Chloe Kim.

Queralt Castellet Road into

4:01:454:01:55

Queralt Castellet Road into children

when she was just 16. Heading the

4:01:554:02:00

back side wall first. Absolutely

huge backside 900.

4:02:004:02:11

huge backside 900. Back 540's.

Really high on the transition which

4:02:114:02:17

is what the judges like to see.

There we go. Got the amplitude meter

4:02:174:02:26

on the graphics. 3.7 metres. The

pipe it self seven metres deep. This

4:02:264:02:37

is a monster. She could be finding

form. At the moment with difficult

4:02:374:02:44

conditions like this they have just

got to get a score on the board.

4:02:444:02:49

Now, Chloe Kim from the USA. This is

the Sean White, the Lewis Hamilton

4:02:494:02:55

of ladies snowboarding. She is

absolutely unbeatable. He says! The

4:02:554:03:03

only chink in her armour is the lack

of travel. She's ridden almost

4:03:034:03:10

exclusively in the United States and

could these unfamiliar surroundings

4:03:104:03:15

Bihar on doing? Amplitude, style and

execution are her thing.

4:03:154:03:22

execution are her thing. Switch 720.

Really nice from Chloe Kim.

4:03:224:03:30

I tell you what, that is a clever,

clever run from the 17-year-old. She

4:03:344:03:41

will be really happy with that

representing the USA, born of Korean

4:03:414:03:48

parents. Really excited to be riding

here. Walked away with the goal that

4:03:484:03:59

the X Games, which are considered

the biggest event in half pipe is

4:03:594:04:04

now boarding -- with the gold at the

X Games. That's going to be a good

4:04:044:04:13

score. 91.5.

4:04:134:04:17

I think she can safely say she's

going to be in the finals tomorrow.

4:04:204:04:34

Next Liu Jiayu, let's see what she

can do. Flying across the bottom.

4:04:354:04:39

Switching method. Into the switch

720. This is looking really nice

4:04:394:04:46

huge front side 540. Land is a

little flat. Keep the speed up into

4:04:464:04:56

the front seven. Double handed wave.

She likes it. We like it. You like

4:04:564:05:00

it.

4:05:004:05:07

Huge score. 87.75. The official

results after the first rung of the

4:05:084:05:22

ladies half pipe snowboarding. Chloe

Kim in top spot. But to get into the

4:05:224:05:27

top 12 you have two best 50.75 and

all of these riders looking down

4:05:274:05:33

very capable of making it through.

Kelly Clark down in 14th. Emily

4:05:334:05:39

after. So much more on offer from

these riders in the second run in

4:05:394:05:48

the ladies half by qualification.

Chloe Kim, if you work at heart list

4:05:484:05:56

of biographies, it is a list of

firsts. Youth Olympic champion. She

4:05:564:06:02

has been there and done that, can

she step it up at senior level?

4:06:024:06:07

Could be a switch seven. Double

grab. Really nice control on the

4:06:104:06:14

double grab. You're going to see a

big twist with the indie grab,

4:06:144:06:22

slightly unorthodox way of doing it.

Frontside seven, invert at the

4:06:224:06:27

bottom. That's an improvement for me

as well. She can just, if she is a

4:06:274:06:35

racing driver she is just able to

turn it on when she needs to. Able

4:06:354:06:41

to find that extra gear. A beaming

smile and it is an improvement, look

4:06:414:06:47

at that. 95.5. Chloe Kim will see

you tomorrow.

4:06:474:06:54

Kelly Clark has it all to do in

15th. This girl sprinkles pressure

4:06:584:07:05

on her breakfast cereal. If anyone

can do it it's Kelly Clark. You

4:07:054:07:10

could call her the most winningest

snowboarder in American terms. Won

4:07:104:07:18

so many contests. How has she held

onto that? I will never know. Needs

4:07:184:07:26

composure here. She can dredge the

trick bag, she is capable of it.

4:07:264:07:31

Hold on Kelly Clark.

4:07:314:07:38

Pigtail grab. She needs this, she

has opted out. She thinks that's

4:07:384:07:43

enough for the top 12. I think it

might be but where it will put her I

4:07:434:07:49

don't actually know. A lot of

mistakes, a lot of flailing. At

4:07:494:07:56

times it looked like she had been

fired out of a cannon. The crippler

4:07:564:08:01

here, the backflip. Anxious wait.

She is in ninth. Can she hold onto

4:08:014:08:14

that? Currently lying in fourth the

24-year-old Haruna Matsumoto. Second

4:08:144:08:30

in Mammoth at the World Cup so she

has been on the podium before but it

4:08:304:08:36

was seventh here last time around at

the test event. That was really

4:08:364:08:41

nice. Big front side 900.

4:08:414:08:50

Frontside seven and a switch. Seven.

Well held.

4:08:504:08:59

Well held. Then a front five. Really

nice run. Currently fourth. Not sure

4:08:594:09:04

if she will vault Alexander

Krushelnitskiy. Backside five.

4:09:044:09:14

Krushelnitskiy. Backside five. -- if

she will vault Alexander

4:09:194:09:21

Krushelnitskiy.

4:09:214:09:22

Here we go. Aerial gold. Big front

side seven. Definitely one of the

4:09:284:09:40

riders looking to get in. To those

top 12 spots. We know she is

4:09:404:09:48

capable. Absolutely huge they fall

into the big crippler. Hold onto

4:09:484:09:54

this, nothing silly, nothing stupid,

fist pump.

4:09:544:10:04

fist pump. So, Arielle Gold, I

personally believe will bump Holly

4:10:044:10:11

Crawford out but in doing so she

will also knock out her team-mate

4:10:114:10:14

Kelly Clark, knock her closer to the

elimination spot. It puts her, just.

4:10:144:10:32

From China, the first ever Chinese

athlete to meddle Attic

4:10:374:10:44

athlete to meddle Attic -- to meddle

at X Games, Cai Xuetong. Into the

4:10:444:10:48

switch seven. The amplitude judge

will not have liked that. Building

4:10:484:10:54

up the speed. Backside 540.

Frontside 720. One and a half

4:10:544:11:04

rotations and a switch. Comes down

forwards. And currently in the

4:11:044:11:11

seventh. She will not upset the

proceedings but she might cement her

4:11:114:11:18

place in the finals with a better

score. So women's half pipe

4:11:184:11:25

qualification going to plan.

4:11:254:11:33

Sena Tomita the Japanese super route

onto the big contest circuit.

4:11:414:11:47

Absolutely. Huge 900. Frontside 720.

Switch 720. Looking really good so

4:11:524:12:07

far. Frontside 540. Look at the

wind. Huge backside. Taking a

4:12:074:12:18

breath. I think she knows how close

she has come. Big frontside 540 down

4:12:184:12:27

at the bottom. Seventh place. She

has improved. 66.7 five. She vaults

4:12:274:12:40

Kelly Clark and Arielle Gold. That's

the story ladies and gentlemen.

4:12:404:12:52

Chloe Kim the apps red-hot favourite

coming into this has proved exactly

4:12:524:12:56

why. Absolutely smashed the field.

Tomorrow's battle here in the half

4:12:564:13:03

pipe, you have got to see will be a

battle for silver because as it

4:13:034:13:10

stands it looks like nobody will get

anywhere close to Chloe Kim.

4:13:104:13:18

stands it looks like nobody will get

anywhere close to Chloe Kim.

4:13:184:13:18

STUDIO: She is doing what all great

athletes do, making it look easy,

4:13:184:13:23

does it look like she is head and

shoulders above everyone else?

She

4:13:234:13:29

looks so relaxed and the

4:13:294:13:30

shoulders above everyone else?

She

looks so relaxed and the judges are

4:13:304:13:31

looking for that, under control

100%. You can see she goes in with

4:13:314:13:35

the Little League, picking up speed,

dropping quite far down the half

4:13:354:13:41

pipe to pick up her speed. Lovely

frontside seven, get straight on her

4:13:414:13:48

edge and then goes into the next

trip. Even this run I know she is

4:13:484:13:54

holding back because previously seen

her training in California I have

4:13:544:13:59

seen her learn all her new tricks

and with the fact she's got

4:13:594:14:06

back-to-back .net's, the first

female -- back-to-back

4:14:064:14:17

back-to-back .net's, the first

female -- back-to-back 1080's.

You

4:14:174:14:19

trained with Shaun White and with

Chloe, what are your memories of

4:14:194:14:27

her, her dad was always there?

Yes,

he has always been there to support

4:14:274:14:31

her and it's been great to see. It

was great to see when she came on

4:14:314:14:36

the scene, she is a serious

contender. More gold medals than you

4:14:364:14:40

can shake a stick at.

We look

forward to seeing her in the women's

4:14:404:14:46

half pipe final at 1am, thereafter

look out for low-flying fruit.

Mr

4:14:464:14:56

Sean White, the finest of his

generation. The eyes of the world on

4:14:564:15:02

this man. Absolutely massive.

4:15:024:15:09

this man. Absolutely massive.

USA!

A

second gold medal. Sean White

4:15:094:15:15

unveils the Tomahawk! That's against

the laws of physics! Absolutely

4:15:154:15:20

phenomenal.

4:15:204:15:25

It is the Flying Tomato. Shaun White

came on the scene in 2006 and now

4:15:254:15:32

bidding to become the first

snowboarder to win three gold medals

4:15:324:15:36

in the same event. Many thought he

should have done it in Sochi but

4:15:364:15:39

what went wrong?

In Sochi I always

found the conditions super tricky

4:15:394:15:46

and Shaun White is one of those guys

you will get a perfect run if you

4:15:464:15:51

put in the perfect halfpipe. So

Sochi brought all the problems, he

4:15:514:15:56

ended up landing for -- far from the

transition.

He has got a lot to

4:15:564:16:01

prove. I remember back in 2006

everyone celebrated the double

4:16:014:16:07

twist. Is that almost child's play

now all these years later quit right

4:16:074:16:15

back in 2006 run that would win the

Olympics is almost warm up. Almost

4:16:154:16:21

old news for these guys. Well we

look forward to seeing what he can

4:16:214:16:27

produce for the halfpipe

qualification. Now just over four

4:16:274:16:30

years to the David Jenny Jones

changed British snow sport forever

4:16:304:16:35

with the first ever official medal

on snow. I'm sure she remembers it

4:16:354:16:40

we will certainly forget.

4:16:404:16:43

on snow. I'm sure she remembers it

we will certainly forget.

4:16:434:16:46

Next up, Jenny Jones.

4:16:464:16:52

Next up, Jenny Jones. She has

experience and that will come to the

4:16:524:16:55

fore. She has been in these

high-pressure situations. Coming in

4:16:554:17:01

to the switch.

Beautiful on the down

rail.

Great execution. Talk about

4:17:014:17:10

confidence as well. Doing those

little tricks. Coming into the first

4:17:104:17:14

jump.

Beautiful.

Great grab, looking

very solid for Jenny Jones. Is she

4:17:144:17:25

going for the front line?

She went

for the seven!

Solid. Jenny Jones

4:17:254:17:34

has just taken Britain's first ever

Olympic medal on the snow.

4:17:344:17:42

has just taken Britain's first ever

Olympic medal on the snow.

4:17:424:17:45

And a very excitable Aimee Fuller on

commentary there. Four years later

4:17:454:17:49

she is our sole representative in

the women's Slopestyle final this

4:17:494:17:56

time around and the last bronze

medallist is now watching her

4:17:564:17:59

progress. It was a tricky day for

this final.

We have the women's

4:17:594:18:08

Slopestyle final and bringing back

some memories for me. That feeling

4:18:084:18:12

of anticipation, what the day was

going to hold for E. Was the weather

4:18:124:18:16

going to be OK, will I land a run.

All of these athletes will be super

4:18:164:18:21

nervous but excited to get on with

the event. It will be a bit of a

4:18:214:18:25

battle between the more experienced

riders and the young guns. Jamie

4:18:254:18:31

Anderson, Olympic gold medallist

from Sochi, Spencer O'Brien, the

4:18:314:18:35

Canadian. And then not to forget the

Team GB athlete, Aimee Fuller. She

4:18:354:18:44

will be aiming probably for a top

ten results. That would be great if

4:18:444:18:49

she could land a run in these

conditions, she will be really

4:18:494:18:52

happy. Like all the girls here

because you could see some quite bad

4:18:524:18:58

crashes. But definitely also some

great riding from the

4:18:584:19:00

crashes. But definitely also some

great riding from the girls later

4:19:004:19:01

today.

The women's Slopestyle finals. We

4:19:014:19:08

have a full quota of riders. 26

women today. Instead of getting

4:19:084:19:14

three runs they will only get two

runs.

4:19:144:19:24

runs. One of the trail blazers of

recent years, Klaudia Medlova.

4:19:244:19:35

Interesting to see what she has got.

Up and over the A-frame.

4:19:354:19:49

Up and over the A-frame. Setting up

for that final little module. Into

4:19:504:19:53

the first of those jumps. Super

corked. Goodness me. That was

4:19:534:20:00

incredible. Essentially she jumped

off the roof of a house and landed

4:20:004:20:07

on her back.

I cannot believe that

she is riding away from that. She

4:20:074:20:11

got caught up in the rotation and

whether it was the wind that stalled

4:20:114:20:17

but rotation.

Next up the Russian

who has started to come to before

4:20:174:20:22

this season, decent results the

19-year-old Sofya Fedorova. Looks a

4:20:224:20:37

little bit wild sometimes. But good

on the rails.

There you go. Huge

4:20:374:20:47

speed at her disposal.

The judges

will be looking for a big long slide

4:20:474:20:55

rather than just the tag on the end

of it. Plenty of speed into the

4:20:554:21:00

middle kick. Oh no, she speed

checked. She had all that speed and

4:21:004:21:06

then she ditched it wait in. She had

the speed at her disposal. It is

4:21:064:21:15

called a speed check when you just

let the edge hang out.

4:21:154:21:28

A very strong American contingent

Jessika Jenson just centring

4:21:294:21:37

herself.

4:21:374:21:42

herself. Fifth place there. Killing

speed into this little ramp. The

4:21:454:22:01

body language, both hands held in

front of her, she does not look

4:22:014:22:04

confident.

I feel a bit nervous

watching her. Good solid switch,

4:22:044:22:11

that is more like it. Into the

second jump. Very nice. Now keep

4:22:114:22:17

your composure. Keep tax in. First

place.

4:22:174:22:27

place.

Definitely first place,

easily. We had not seen a run

4:22:284:22:30

completed over all three kickers.

It is first place, easily. Next in a

4:22:304:22:39

woman who just lost out to Jenny

Jones in Sochi. She laid down a

4:22:394:22:45

front

4:22:454:22:50

front side 1080. 29 years old, never

far from a smile.

4:22:504:23:03

far from a smile.

One of the most

experienced riders. She had to fight

4:23:034:23:08

for it.

A big slide on the down

rail.

4:23:084:23:18

rail.

Lovely point of difference,

sliding off a little bit early on

4:23:184:23:20

that. I think she will score higher

than the women we have seen going

4:23:204:23:26

straight over the bank. No grab but

still one of the most technical

4:23:264:23:33

tricks we have seen through there.

Yes, this is good. Now bottom jump,

4:23:334:23:40

what has she got? Hold on really

nicely. So experienced. She almost

4:23:404:23:54

just did what she had to do, just

did enough as it were. So there you

4:23:544:24:01

go.

4:24:014:24:07

go. Aimee Fuller is about to drop.

The rider who burst onto the scene

4:24:074:24:15

with an incredible double backflip

and cap double under. She's been

4:24:154:24:22

getting to grips with this course to

training. 50 and 50 on that big down

4:24:224:24:29

rail.

Come on, Aimee Fuller. Coming

off early on the kink rail.

Good

4:24:294:24:42

tricks she has got. Top ten would be

a good result for Aimee Fuller

4:24:424:24:47

today.

Speed is her friend here.

The

under flip, the single version. It

4:24:474:25:00

did not feel that she had the speed.

You could almost hear her saying it

4:25:004:25:05

is so windy.

4:25:054:25:13

is so windy. Just making it over the

small side. A shame for Aimee

4:25:134:25:17

Fuller. Through the double kink.

This is really nice. Got the grab

4:25:174:25:33

full stop -- grab.

You can see those

little flags just flapping away.

4:25:334:25:44

Another foot up that landing and it

could have been jump. -- a hip jump.

4:25:444:25:54

Round one is right. Waiting for the

wind to stop. Back-up

4:25:544:26:05

wind to stop. Back-up the top,

another rider without the World Cup

4:26:054:26:08

ranking that reflects her ability

and level of riding, Silje Norendal.

4:26:084:26:17

Really difficult switch grind, super

technical on the kink rail. She got

4:26:174:26:27

three X Games medals in a row. She

loves riding at the X Games. Switch

4:26:274:26:32

into this first jump. Coming up a

little bit short. No speed checks.

4:26:324:26:45

Clears it. Despite losing her

composure.

4:26:454:26:51

composure. And there we go. The

first of the rider is, she's got the

4:26:524:26:57

internal speedometer and board

control. And she has made it through

4:26:574:27:01

comfortably.

We do not get a module

breakdown but without a doubt the

4:27:014:27:08

most composed and best three rail

modules.

She had a wobble on the way

4:27:084:27:14

into that kick up, she was running

fast and the board just seemed to

4:27:144:27:19

have a bit of a wobble but she made

it through beautifully. This was the

4:27:194:27:25

backside 720.

Really nice. The Ford

Mondeo of grabs. There we go. Look

4:27:254:27:34

at that.

Silje Norendal moving ahead

of Jessica Jensen. Now go back up to

4:27:344:27:44

the top and one of a new generation

of riders who are really pushing the

4:27:444:27:52

old guard here today, Hailey

Langland. Beautiful style. Grew up

4:27:524:27:58

in California and she just has that

laid-back style.

4:27:584:28:05

laid-back style. Looks like she has

done hot laps with the boys in

4:28:054:28:09

California. Really charging through.

That top section really nice. Lovely

4:28:094:28:16

nose press. Such style and

composure. The judges like to see

4:28:164:28:22

everything flowing perfectly. The

first of the jumps. Front side 360.

4:28:224:28:27

Super corked. She loves to do that.

Just lands a little bit too deep to

4:28:274:28:34

hold on. But Hailey Langland, a

statement of intent from the young

4:28:344:28:41

American. She was one of the riders

at the start of the contest who

4:28:414:28:47

refused to make excuses about the

weather. She was desperate to get in

4:28:474:28:50

here and to attack this course. That

is exactly what she has done in the

4:28:504:28:56

first run. That kind of attitude I

think will separate the medallists

4:28:564:28:59

from the also-ran competitors.

This

is not qualifying, it is straight

4:28:594:29:06

finals.

4:29:064:29:15

Now from Finland, Enni Rukajarvi,

coming back from chronic fatigue and

4:29:164:29:21

burn-out. Managing her exposure now

so much better. She is riding at her

4:29:214:29:26

pace. She will not do many contests

but whenever she enters she will

4:29:264:29:32

make the podium. Nice flow through

the top section. A beautiful

4:29:324:29:37

technical rider. And using the same

line as the male riders from

4:29:374:29:48

Finland. I forgot to look and see if

I could see the Finland coach

4:29:484:29:52

knitting again full stop very nice,

now a second jump.

Plenty of speed.

4:29:524:30:01

You can hear the crowd ramping up.

They're going to see some action on

4:30:014:30:05

this jump.

4:30:054:30:10

this jump.

Bounced off the knuckle.

Spat her right down the landing.

4:30:104:30:13

That was lovely.

4:30:134:30:22

The switch 540, coming in backwards,

one and a half rotations. The

4:30:224:30:29

backside 720 was huge, have every

right to think she had the speed.

4:30:294:30:33

You could see the headwind pushing

her. This got no pop and she knows

4:30:334:30:38

it's going wrong.

The Jack in the

box centre straight down the

4:30:384:30:43

landing. This will make you wince.

All that compression. You could see

4:30:434:30:55

the wind blowing the snow down the

landing.

4:30:554:31:05

landing. Next up is one of the

riders who thinks this competition

4:31:054:31:08

probably should not have run in

these conditions. But the pound for

4:31:084:31:14

pound the best slopestyle rider in

the world. At the US Open in March

4:31:144:31:19

last year she landed the best run

anyone has ever seen by a woman in

4:31:194:31:24

slopestyle. But see which she has

got. Really attacking the course.

4:31:244:31:33

Going without a jacket. Consciously

thinking about the wind. Looking

4:31:334:31:40

very good from Anna Gasser. Cap

double under Flip. That's how you do

4:31:404:31:48

it. With a revert. My goodness.

There you go. She wants this doesn't

4:31:484:31:55

she?

4:31:554:32:00

she?

Sent it huge. Get the big trick

out the way early and then calm it

4:32:004:32:04

down on the second.

Just watch this

everyone.

Heroic effort from Anna

4:32:044:32:13

Gasser. She has dominated women's

slopestyle for the last decade. She

4:32:134:32:22

knocked Jenny Jones of her perch

back in 2012. If anyone can ride

4:32:224:32:30

this course, if anyone can find a

way around the wind it will be this

4:32:304:32:35

woman. The reigning Olympic

champion. The gold medallist at X

4:32:354:32:41

Games two weeks ago, Jimmy

4:32:414:32:47

Games two weeks ago, Jimmy -- Jamie

Anderson.

When you think she is

4:32:474:32:50

thinking about hanging up her

competitive boots she goes and

4:32:504:32:53

learns new tricks. Look at that.

Goodness me. Liquid snowboarding.

4:32:534:33:02

It's a different league through the

rails.

So stylish and smooth.

4:33:024:33:09

Confidence and experience shining

through that what is it going to

4:33:094:33:13

look like here? My goodness, legs

forged from metal. Box clever,

4:33:134:33:21

opened up, I think that was going to

be a cap double under. Look at that.

4:33:214:33:29

That's exactly what we said. The the

confidence. The trust in her tricks,

4:33:294:33:36

the ability to understand the

spatial awareness at every point.

4:33:364:33:40

She knows it wasn't pretty all the

way through.

It wasn't pretty but

4:33:404:33:45

experience got her through it.

4:33:454:33:50

experience got her through it.

83

for Jamie Anderson. Big smile for

4:33:524:33:55

her and very gold medal position

after the first run.

So good to see.

4:33:554:34:04

The Americans sitting in gold and

bronze. After the first run.

4:34:044:34:12

bronze. After the first run. An

absolute lottery after the top

4:34:134:34:15

three. Second runs here in Bokwang,

the Phoenix Park venues for all of

4:34:154:34:25

the freestyle events. The windsock

gaping like a basking shark. You can

4:34:254:34:34

see this is not cloud, this is snow

been blown off the hill. More than

4:34:344:34:40

45 kilometres of gusts.

4:34:404:34:47

45 kilometres of gusts. The American

currently in bronze medal position

4:34:474:34:50

she will be one of the riders

thinking I have got nothing to lose,

4:34:504:34:57

Jessika Jenson. I am already in

medal position, I can throw this out

4:34:574:35:01

there. You can see the body

language. It's relaxed maybe a

4:35:014:35:04

little after the first run but it's

still very solid.

She looks like a

4:35:044:35:11

Thunderbird from Tracy Island, like

she's been held up by strings. We

4:35:114:35:15

said about keeping the centre of

gravity low and she looks quite

4:35:154:35:19

high.

Much more solid on the in-run.

Oh dear.

Wise. If she had spun

4:35:194:35:33

there...

To explain that, if you

spin you are using up momentum as

4:35:334:35:38

you carve off the face of the jump.

If you go dead straight you will go

4:35:384:35:45

faster and longer. Coming up short

on a straight air, it would have

4:35:454:35:50

been very short on a spin.

She is

smiling and waving seeing oh well.

4:35:504:36:01

Yuka Fujimori, 31-year-old took a

big hit in the first run. Do not

4:36:084:36:12

drop in. We have got a miniature

tornado making its way up the course

4:36:124:36:18

at the moment. Very difficult to sit

here and commented on this knowing

4:36:184:36:26

how much of a lottery it is.

That

absolutely right. You cannot make an

4:36:264:36:35

educated judgment because it is out

of their hands. Talk about

4:36:354:36:42

slopestyle contests being you versus

the mountain, not against anyone

4:36:424:36:45

else but this is then versus mother

nature.

4:36:454:36:54

Nice. Always good to hear a sound

effect over the rail.

Absolutely

4:36:564:37:04

going for it. Now coming up short

this time. Lovely.

Really, really

4:37:044:37:10

good. Big crosswind but no headwind

at the moment. Still a crosswind,

4:37:104:37:16

even a tailwind. Oh! Unbelievable.

The commitment was there. It looked

4:37:164:37:28

like she was setting up for the

double at the end, the way it was

4:37:284:37:33

setting off, you just opened up at

the end.

This is the first time I've

4:37:334:37:39

commentated on the wind as opposed

to the snowboarding.

You would be

4:37:394:37:44

great on country file!

4:37:444:37:52

Aimee Fuller says let's do this.

Certainly at the moment the windsock

4:37:534:38:01

is saying it is good. Let's see how

she can go on the rails. 50-50 all

4:38:014:38:10

the way to the end, great start.

Nice. All the way through the double

4:38:104:38:21

Kent.

Little nose press on the final

section of the Kent rail. Through

4:38:214:38:25

the rails nice and smooth.

Snapped

to the backside one a day.

Good

4:38:254:38:35

grab. Come on Aimee

4:38:354:38:40

to the backside one a day.

Good

grab. Come on Aimee.

Sends it really

4:38:404:38:44

on with the backside 360. Again she

has gone huge.

I hope she is OK.

4:38:444:38:57

What a shame. Too much speed.

That

picture says it all. There is a

4:38:574:39:05

snowstorm, a blizzard almost

happening down at the bottom.

You

4:39:054:39:11

have to feel for her.

Gutted.

24-year-old

4:39:114:39:32

24-year-old goofy-foot Brooke Voigt

of Canada. She has had all her

4:39:324:39:35

biggest successes at home.

4:39:354:39:38

Needs to land this first jump under

way she goes, hopefully.

That seems

4:39:504:39:54

to be the key, if you get the first

one in the bag you get the momentum.

4:39:544:40:00

The adrenaline pumping.

4:40:004:40:05

The adrenaline pumping.

Slipping off

the take-off first time, lovely,

4:40:054:40:09

goofy-foot puts down the front side

720. Two full spends.

4:40:094:40:17

720. Two full spends. -- spins. The

disappointment there.

They are

4:40:184:40:26

struggling to gauge the spins. It's

hard to determine how much you give

4:40:264:40:33

it on the take-off.

Back up to the

top. One of the taller riders,

4:40:334:40:41

traditionally done well in Europe.

Had a couple of great results of the

4:40:414:40:45

European open. One of the first

riders to have a cab nine.

4:40:454:41:00

Dropped in switch, half cab, 50-50.

Nice and tidy.

Yeah. It's good to

4:41:024:41:10

add those, I have found that

contests it's always good to add

4:41:104:41:15

grabs off the rails because you get

the extra points.

When it is close

4:41:154:41:20

and you are fighting for points you

don't know how much of a difference

4:41:204:41:23

that little extra half will make at

the end. On a day like this probably

4:41:234:41:28

quite a lot. Smart move, went long

and low. Plenty of

4:41:284:41:38

and low. Plenty of speed, oh!

Same

again, did that on the second jump

4:41:384:41:42

and was too short. She even tried to

use the bottom of the jump to get as

4:41:424:41:46

much speed as she could for the

second jump that time and still it

4:41:464:41:50

wasn't enough.

4:41:504:41:55

wasn't enough. Crazy.

You can see a

spiral of snow, a little mini

4:41:564:42:00

tornado.

4:42:004:42:05

Next Hailey Langland. The lovely arc

around, tapping the corner of the

4:42:144:42:19

close-out rail.

That's a good line,

nobody else is doing it. Not as tidy

4:42:194:42:27

as she would have wanted to be on

the double kink. Almost surfing into

4:42:274:42:30

the first to feature to kill the

speed. Nothing functional about it.

4:42:304:42:41

Lovely double grab frontside 360.

Come on. Just made it over the

4:42:414:42:47

knuckle. She's got enough speed. And

look at how stoked she is. The

4:42:474:42:58

Americans cheering very justifiably.

One of the smallest and lightest

4:42:584:43:03

riders in the field has landed a

full run.

Nice on the last jump.

4:43:034:43:13

Over rotates the board but manages

to keep her shoulders square.

She

4:43:134:43:19

has got an amazing method. Much

better than mine!

Better than a lot

4:43:194:43:25

of people!

Do you think it is top

three?

Definitely top three, for me.

4:43:254:43:32

The only question is whether it's...

A gold medal. I don't think it is. I

4:43:324:43:38

think, I actually think it might be

silver.

Just off!

Fourth place.

4:43:384:43:49

That's a shame.

So Jessika Jenson

stays in third place.

4:43:494:43:57

stays in third place. The Canadian

Laurie Blouin.

She can do the cab

4:44:004:44:05

99.

It's not about your best tricks

here, I think it's what you can put

4:44:054:44:09

together under the circumstances

which is interesting, comparing and

4:44:094:44:14

contrasting, Laurie Blouin with

Hailey Langland. Hailey Langland

4:44:144:44:21

really fluid between each feature.

Sitting back a tiny bit. This is

4:44:214:44:29

where it counts.

Held on.

Just

making it over the knuckle.

Go! Into

4:44:294:44:40

the last jump.

4:44:404:44:45

the last jump. Switch 540. She got

it. Another landed run.

4:44:454:44:54

it. Another landed run. 55 at the

end. It's a good run.

It's really

4:44:544:44:59

solid. I think she could be knocking

on the door of Jessika Jenson in

4:44:594:45:04

bronze medal position.

I think so.

This was really nice. Big as well.

4:45:044:45:12

And that is what we are looking for,

you know? There you go, second.

The

4:45:124:45:22

Black eye sustained in training,

second place. I think for Laurie

4:45:224:45:28

Blouin a result. Next one of my

favourite writers and women's -- one

4:45:284:45:37

of my favourite riders in women's

snowboarding at the moment, the

4:45:374:45:40

young Kiwi rookie.

4:45:404:45:44

Can she give the New Zealander

something to cheer?

4:45:454:45:48

She was looking for 270.

Even if you

make the slightest mistake up top

4:45:584:46:09

you can still do it. You just have

to carry on with the run.

No

4:46:094:46:15

confidence in the kicker speed. And

I feel for Zoi Sadowski Synnott

4:46:154:46:23

because she undoubtedly has the

skills and courage to take on a

4:46:234:46:26

course like this. There you go. As

if to prove the point she double

4:46:264:46:34

backflips. That was amazing. The

best trick we have seen so far. She

4:46:344:46:42

makes the double backflip look easy.

Maybe a little nod to what we can

4:46:424:46:51

expect in the Big Air on February 20

four.

That was perfect.

4:46:514:47:04

48. Not bad for missing the first

jump.

Now one of the riders who

4:47:104:47:17

really was not happy about this

course after the first run, silver

4:47:174:47:25

medallist in Sochi, Enni Rukajarvi.

I think on a day like today best to

4:47:254:47:33

keep it simple.

Lovely rainbow

transition and then coming through

4:47:334:47:38

the hardest section.

Over the close

out.

Perfect. Really nice. Then

4:47:384:47:48

using that classic line across the

rail. Setting up switch for the

4:47:484:47:55

first take-off. Lovely.

4:47:554:48:03

first take-off. Lovely.

She has gone

big.

This is looking good.

4:48:054:48:14

big.

This is looking good. Frontside

360. Bounces off the knuckle and on

4:48:154:48:17

the spot. Where is that? Currently

in bronze medal position. And I

4:48:174:48:28

think that will be the end of the

medal hopes for Silje Norendal. The

4:48:284:48:40

last slope style contest was ten

months ago in the US Open for Anna

4:48:404:48:49

Gasser and the best Slopestyle one

we've ever seen in women's

4:48:494:48:53

snowboarding. There's no question

that she has the tricks.

I think

4:48:534:48:58

even if she does play it safe she

has a good chance of being on the

4:48:584:49:04

podium.

Blazing through the rail

section. That is so good. Killing

4:49:044:49:13

her speed.

The 50-50 nose press.

That is such a hard as well.

4:49:134:49:27

That is such a hard as well.

Under

flip. She has gone huge. Oh, my

4:49:274:49:35

gosh.

That is just so annoying. One

of the best Slopestyle riders that

4:49:354:49:45

there is.

Another rider who again

has the firepower of tricks to take

4:49:454:49:54

this down, currently in 11th place,

Julia Marino. Only one spot behind

4:49:544:50:05

Jamie Anderson in the World Cup

rankings. Lovely 50-50 two frontside

4:50:054:50:12

360.

That is one of the best top

sections.

Frontside 720. That wind

4:50:124:50:25

again. Jamie Anderson, she knows but

she has claimed the second

4:50:254:50:31

consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Look

at her.

Just enjoy it. The one thing

4:50:314:50:37

I would say, silver and bronze, it

could have gone anywhere but Jamie

4:50:374:50:43

Anderson, the cream has risen to the

top. In the Slopestyle today.

4:50:434:50:49

Against the odds, against the

conditions, she managed to land the

4:50:494:50:55

run that she wanted. And her

experience has told.

She is waiting.

4:50:554:51:04

Maybe she wants to do something

good. I hope that she goes down and

4:51:044:51:12

does methods on everything.

Let's

have a look. Lovely first rail. The

4:51:124:51:19

only rider transferring from the big

kick into the landing.

Just liquid

4:51:194:51:26

snowboarding.

4:51:264:51:31

snowboarding.

It is all muscle

memory with Jamie Anderson.

4:51:324:51:39

memory with Jamie Anderson. Oh, no.

You think, why did you risk it.

4:51:394:51:50

Method exposes that board to the

wind even more.

She must be so

4:51:514:51:58

happy, especially in these

conditions.

Jamie Anderson rounding

4:51:584:52:04

out the women's Slopestyle final.

And her boyfriend the Canadian

4:52:044:52:11

Slopestyle rider Tyler Nicholson is

the first man in the finish area to

4:52:114:52:14

congratulate her. And Jamie Anderson

crowns what has been a very well

4:52:144:52:21

decorated career. With a second gold

medal. Unreal. That tells more of

4:52:214:52:30

the story of today in the finish

area, with the wind whistling

4:52:304:52:35

through this halfpipe course. And

the courage of the women should be

4:52:354:52:38

saluted. Jamie Anderson, Laurie

Blouin, Enni Rukajarvi taking gold,

4:52:384:52:47

silver and bronze.

Double Olympic

champion, how does that feel?

4:52:474:52:52

Honestly feels insane. I mean, of

course I believe in myself and I

4:52:524:52:56

have dreams and goals. The level of

riding has changed so much in the

4:52:564:53:02

last couple of years, it was not

nearly as much as in Sochi when I

4:53:024:53:06

knew I had a good chance. Here I had

no idea, so many girls could land a

4:53:064:53:12

run and win the contest. So I just

let it go.

At the end of the day it

4:53:124:53:17

is the Olympic final and everyone

wanted to ride. It is not how I

4:53:174:53:21

would've expected and how I had

planned and how I had visualised for

4:53:214:53:25

years of work to go into today. I

think if you're lucky the wind there

4:53:254:53:30

had some cam windows but the

majority was super inconsistent. I

4:53:304:53:37

do not think it was a true show of

female Slopestyle. Which is a shame

4:53:374:53:42

for the sport but at the end of the

day we have got big Air next week so

4:53:424:53:46

we just have to pick ourselves back

up and stay strong, have a good rest

4:53:464:53:50

and

4:53:504:53:50

up and stay strong, have a good rest

and recovery and go hard next week.

4:53:504:53:53

Aimee Fuller officially 17.

4:53:534:54:00

Aimee Fuller officially 17. You

watched all of that and looking back

4:54:004:54:03

just five riders made it through the

first run without crashing. And in

4:54:034:54:07

total line of 52 runs completed

without a crash. Should it have gone

4:54:074:54:13

ahead is the big question?

It is

controversial, I think the decision

4:54:134:54:18

for me I would definitely said no.

Especially when they cancelled the

4:54:184:54:22

giant slalom event when they do not

even leave the ground. Slopestyle a

4:54:224:54:27

lot of the time you're in the air

and these deaths are up to 45

4:54:274:54:32

kilometres an hour. About 28 miles

an hour. Exactly. So they have no

4:54:324:54:37

way to calculate the speed. That is

why you've seen so many of them

4:54:374:54:42

coming up short or overshooting or

giving up on the run. So it has been

4:54:424:54:46

so difficult to showcase the sport

which is sad.

This will give

4:54:464:54:51

everyone a little picture of how

difficult it was. You have trained

4:54:514:54:55

and practised, four years of your

life for this but at what point in a

4:54:554:55:00

training regime would you say OK, it

is now too windy embryo going to

4:55:004:55:05

stop from a safety perspective.

I

think it should have been up to the

4:55:054:55:11

coaches as well as the riders to

actually said that they should have

4:55:114:55:15

pulled the competition and moved

onto another day I think also it

4:55:154:55:20

goes by some of the injuries. If you

start getting some of the athletes

4:55:204:55:24

injured during training or even in

the competition. Because of the

4:55:244:55:27

conditions. Then I think that is a

call-out to say to stop.

Ten, 15

4:55:274:55:33

miles an hour about right?

That is

probably on the border and when you

4:55:334:55:39

get past that that is when things

start to change.

So all things

4:55:394:55:43

considered therefore how impressive

and how advanced was the use of

4:55:434:55:49

Knauss from Jamie Anderson for the

first run?

Jamie Anderson is so

4:55:494:55:54

experienced and really she has used

her experience in conditions like

4:55:544:56:00

this in the past to put down a

simple run. The model was not

4:56:004:56:04

exactly easy, she just has these

tricks on lock. She knows how to do

4:56:044:56:08

these and it is like her muscle

memory is perfect. She knows how to

4:56:084:56:14

do everything, she's very chilled.

She looks very relaxed during the

4:56:144:56:18

run and she just manages to put down

a really simple but effective run to

4:56:184:56:23

win the gold medal at bay. Up she

goes.

And this is her victory lap.

4:56:234:56:30

Not the one you would want but it

did not matter in the end. Two gold

4:56:304:56:34

medals for her. And as for Aimee

Fuller of Great Britain, she was one

4:56:344:56:39

of many who did not manage to

complete. And she eventually

4:56:394:56:46

finished in 17th. In terms of her

performance, how will she reflect

4:56:464:56:50

knowing that she was not alone in

those conditions?

I've seen some

4:56:504:56:55

interviews with today and she looks

disappointed. I think she did want

4:56:554:57:01

to showcase some of her new tricks.

As well as many of the other riders.

4:57:014:57:05

You can see on her face that she

will just have to let this one go

4:57:054:57:10

and move on to the air. Big Air a

very exciting addition. It is. We

4:57:104:57:14

have one of the biggest Big Air

platforms that has ever existed. So

4:57:144:57:20

it will be a very big jump in South

Korea.

Thank you very much. And

4:57:204:57:26

you'll be setting the alarm call for

four o'clock in the morning.

I am

4:57:264:57:33

going to do that, may as well carry

on.

Good for you. Let's tell you

4:57:334:57:37

what is happening with the medal

table.

4:57:374:57:45

table. We had the postponement of

the GS and we had seven decided in

4:57:454:57:50

total. Germany up there with the

biathlon. The Netherlands with a

4:57:504:57:53

third and a second gold medal for

Norway, Canada, the USA and France

4:57:534:57:58

today. So a very good day for all

those nations. And we will see the

4:57:584:58:03

best bits of that all again at seven

o'clock with Clare Balding in today

4:58:034:58:09

at the Games. Then we have Olympics

extra and live coverage. The

4:58:094:58:14

halfpipe final for the women at one

o'clock in the morning. And we have

4:58:144:58:20

the men's combined thereafter. And

we hope the first Alpine gold.

4:58:204:58:25

Meantime we salute Ireen Wust who

officially has become the greatest

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ever Olympian of the Netherlands.

The Queen of the clap skate. Goodbye

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for now.

Team Canada are the Olympic

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champions.

Laura Dahlmeier now a

double Winter Olympic champion.

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Jamie Anderson, liquid snowboarding!

Another Olympic title for Ireen

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Wust.

So much character and heart.

What a

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Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present coverage of day three of the 2018 Winter Olympics from South Korea.

A busy day in Pyeongchang concludes with the women's ski jumping normal hill final. The event made its debut in Sochi 2014 and reigning champion Germany's Carina Vogt looks a good bet to defend her crown, having won World Championships gold in 2017.

The men's moguls final also reaches its conclusion. Canada's Mikael Kingsbury is one of the heaviest favourites across the entire Pyeongchang games having gone a full calendar year unbeaten in the build-up to Korea. And there is also be a chance to catch up on what happened earlier in the day's packed Pyeongchang schedule.