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BBC Two Day 4: Alpine Combined Slalom and Ice Hockey

Eilidh Barbour presents a comprehensive round-up of the overnight action, men's alpine combined slalom and the group A women's ice hockey match between Canada and Finland.


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Good morning on day four at

Pyeongchang and the good news is the

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wind, although it may not look like

it, has dropped enough to finally

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get the Alpine skiing under way, the

men's combined is happening at the

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moment. The downhill took place this

morning. After that, all the big

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hitters are in the mix, Thomas

Dressen from Germany to the way

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ahead of the slalom session taking

place at the moment, let's head over

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to the Alpine Centre and join Graham

Bell and

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The race is underway. Justin

Murisier they had started but didn't

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get very far.

This athlete starting on a nice,

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clean tracks. A lot of offset in

this slalom run, this is our early

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start number, he will need to get a

good time down. A little

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disappointed with his downhill. He

could get a medal from this position

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if he puts a great slalom run in.

No one has gone before him. A fresh

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canvas. He is carving some sweet

terms, the Frenchman,, and his

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combined time here, the benchmark

now.

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Starting with their downhill time,

going in reverse order according to

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downhill positions. Thomas Dressen

will be last to ski.

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The best of the slalom racers will

come in the middle part of this

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second run, including the great

Marcel Hirscher, still looking for

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his first Olympic medal. Despite his

world titles. He has never claimed

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an Olympic gold medal.

Next up, the Croatian.

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He does have some slalom skills, not

quite the same clean turn as

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Muffat-Jeandet.

With every race down, the get

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slower. Not much rocks but the

chatters, it is so icy. -- rucks. It

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will leave a chatter in the ice

making it more difficult towards the

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final racer.

Can't get anywhere near the target

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time, a long way down.

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I fully expect that time to be one

of the fastest slalom runs from

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Victor Muffat-Jeandet, might even be

the fastest. Luca Aerni will be

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coming up, Marcel Hirscher, Alexis

Pinturault, I think those guys will

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be taking the medals.

Ted Ligety, since his gold medal

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winning run, he has eased off on the

slalom campaign, concentrating on

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giant slalom where he is the current

Olympic champion, defending that

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next week.

Not far of Muffat-Jeandet.

A good

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run from Ted Ligety, he has fought

his way back to form. A little slow

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on the transition. He likes the

courses where they have a big

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offset, turning from one side to the

other. He is not far off. 0.40

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three. Just behind. Currently in

Silver medal position.

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Muffat-Jeandet still in the lead, in

gold medal position, for France.

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Ted Ligety has been concentrating on

getting back to form in giant

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slalom.

Just a little rusty on slalom.

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Here is our leader. And here is the

next man coming out of the start

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house.

We is move straight on to Luca

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Aerni. Thompson opting out of the

slalom.

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Lucas Benny, the combined champion

of the world, he won the gold medal

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ahead of Marcel Hirscher last

February. From a long way back in

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the downhill. Not a good start,

struggling for grip.

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Trying to generate speed. He has

lost a lot of time on

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Muffat-Jeandet. By my reckoning,

this could put Muffat-Jeandet onto

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the podium. This shows how good the

Frenchman was.

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Luca Aerni has made a mess on the

top half and is struggling to find

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speed on the bottom. A long way

down. Nearly two seconds down.

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Luca Aerni is no slouch in slalom,

but if you look at his skis and the

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chatter, it is not the same clean

angle. It is about how quickly you

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can get the ski onto the edge and

the top of the turn. Anyone can

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carve below the gate, it is whether

you can get the pressure on the

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gravity which is not working in your

favour.

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Back to the top.

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Back to the top. The turn of the

Serbian, someone we don't know an

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awful lot about, not a regular World

Cup competitor. A cautious start.

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Beginning with an advantage but that

has already gone, one second down.

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Looking a lot like a downhill skier.

I reckon the gold medal will be

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decided once Alexis Pinturault has

gone.

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The downhill is a rather not good at

slalom or won't even start. --

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downhill skiers are either.

Some of the downhill skiers are OK

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in slalom but need to be more than

OK with Marcel Hirscher in

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extraordinary form.

Getting an Olympic finishing

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position to go on his CV.

I would say Victor Muffat-Jeandet

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will go into bronze.

Six feet and seven inches, Bryce

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Bennett from the United States of

America, from the Squaw Valley ski

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club in California, quite a

character. Starting with a lead over

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Muffat-Jeandet which has tailed off.

He is now behind.

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He remembers his slalom skiing days.

Everyone learns to ski slalom and

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giant slalom until the age of 18

when you take up downhill. And

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speeding -- specialising in the

speed disciplines.

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He could be the new Bodi Miller type

of character within the American

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team, a maverick, slightly

unorthodox, I look forward to seeing

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him in the men's downhill on

Thursday morning. We will have it

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live view across the BBC.

-- live for you.

No change,

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Muffat-Jeandet still leading the

way.

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These are the scenes at the top,

discussions underway. One of these

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slow

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slow VM in -- Slovenian skiers. They

grow up doing nothing much but

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slalom because they have these

small, short mountains. He has an

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advantage over Muffat-Jeandet. Let's

see if he can transform that.

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An experienced slalom skier. Getting

the legs out from underneath him to

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get a maximum edge, skiing on a

nice, round line. Good upper body

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lower body separation. This is a

good run.

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Keeping himself within striking

distance. .53 behind. The demands of

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the course become more tricky on the

final pitch, it gets quite steep and

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icy. Stefan Hadalin won't be pushing

for the lead, how close can he go?

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Into third position for the moment.

Pushing Luca Aerni out of the

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medals.

Muffat-Jeandet in gold, Ted Ligety

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in silver, Stefan Hadalin, the

Slovenian, skiing into bronze.

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It is that under gate, the left

foot. The banana gate. 15 from home,

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particularly difficult.

This is the Dane, Christopher

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Faarup.

A little agricultural, his slalom

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technique.

He is merely one second off the

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pace.

Too much over the ski,

blocking over the ski, typical

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slalom skiing.

A bit like me skiing slalom there.

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Looking for the finish. The

important thing is to tell your kids

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I skied in the Olympics in 2018. I

came 28th, what ever it is, in the

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combined event. Christopher Faarup

from Denmark, not traditionally a

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big alpine skiing nation or though

they do like their skiing.

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they do like their skiing. 7.67

down. Muffat-Jeandet leads, liberty

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is second, Hadalin, the Slovenian is

third -- Ted Ligety.

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Marco Schwarz is next.

He definitely has a chance of the

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podium if he puts a good run in. He

doesn't have the advantage of going

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early. Still a long way off the

likes of Marcel Hirscher and Alexis

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Pinturault.

Here he is, a regular World Cup

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slalom specialist, attacking the top

part of the course, through the

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first five turns, you can tell the

difference between those who ski

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regularly top level slalom. He is

still in the green. All of that

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advantage has gone, he has lost half

a second.

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He is skidding, you can see from the

snow coming out from the skis. This

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is the check under gate, the banana.

And in sight of the finish. Still

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potentially good enough to go into

silver medal position.

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Can he finish with a flourish and

put pressure on Muffat-Jeandet? He

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has come close.

Good enough for second.

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Muffat-Jeandet still leading the way

for France. Marco Schwarz has skied

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into silver medal position, for

Austria.

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Ted Ligety stays in third.

Muffat-Jeandet, his time on the

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slalom leg, really come to be ahead.

Ted Ligety and Marco Schwarz. The

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best three months of slalom so far.

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Surrounded by Austrian team members,

they are here in huge numbers.

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Alpine skiing the most important

event for them. They have a gold

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medal from the men's louche,

unexpected. -- luge.

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This tall, rangy Norwegian, his lead

has already been wiped out.

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He is very strong, very powerful.

Those are good turns, risking it

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there. Just at the top section.

Generating speed onto the flat.

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He needs to be within that margin,

.43, to push for a provisional place

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on the Olympic podium here. It isn't

happening to Kilde. We look forward

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to see him in the Super-G later in

the programme. For the moment, he is

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in eighth.

And we will see a lot

more of that as the race goes on, as

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we get to the fastest skier from the

first run but the downhiller 's will

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have an advantage over the slalom

skiers will it be enough? I don't

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think so.

Still to come, Marceau

here sure, Alexis Pinturault, the

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two standout names in terms of

pedigree on the store 's list. --

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Marcel Hirscher.

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Marcel Hirscher. Next to come,

Thomas Mermillod Blondin, he knows

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his way through a slalom track and

he is skiing some decent skiing.

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Look at that little jump, that

little delay, you don't see the

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specialist slalom skiers. Skiing

with a wide stance which means his

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outside leg has to go a further

distance.

.07, keeping himself in

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touch, could he give France first

and second in the middle part of

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this slalom leg of the men's Alpine

combined? He is still in the hunt, I

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don't think you will overhaul the

lead of Victor Muffat-Jeandet but he

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might

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might push Marco Schwarz damn.

That

is the best skiing so far from a

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downhiller that we have seen. Victor

Muffat-Jeandet, Marco Schwarz, they

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are very technical. Moving the start

down has played to the technical

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skiers' favour.

The margin in favour

of the next starter over the current

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leader. And he brings with him a

lead over Victor Muffat-Jeandet.

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Already reduced to 0.34.

He is a

little bit slow of his edges. Just a

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fraction of a second late.

He has

come within view of the spectators.

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Several thousand of them here. The

grandstand has filled out nicely for

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this first Alpine event of the 2018

programme. This slalom, the

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individual slalom events will not be

held here, they are over a John

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Pugh, closer to the Olympic hub.

This is the slalom stage of the

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Alpine skiing, this plus the

Super-G. The team event will be over

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at the other course.

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at the other course. Still the one

to three.

Well, and won could win

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this but I think it would need a

mistake from Hirscher or the others.

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These are the standings.

A very

distant pointing run from Luca

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Aerni. He just didn't perform

anywhere near his level of ability.

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Use either do not start, using the

downhill leg of the combined for

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extra training run. I think we will

see pretty more of them. I think we

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will not see Aksel Lund Svindal,

either.

So, we're halfway through

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this event. 15 have skied, 15 to

come. The medals will be decided by

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the time Thomas Dressen comes done.

1:19.24 the fastest this morning.

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Alexis Pinturault buckling up,

getting ready to race. Auto

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trinket-mac is it the other French

guy, Maxence Muzaton? You see him

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doing his core Walmart, Marcel

Hirscher, doing a couple of hundred

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crunches on the snow. As soon as he

finished his downhill run this

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morning, he skied to the bottom,

another few hundred metres below

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where we are, made his way to his

hotel room. He does this, he doesn't

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hang about, doesn't wait to see what

everybody else is doing, just

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follows it fire social media then

comes back in time to race later.

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Dominik Paris, in good shape after

the downhill. He is eighth after the

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speed event this morning.

For a big

man, he can ski downhill pretty

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well.

So, Maxence Muzaton will be

the next man on the Hill.

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Beautiful day now, blue skies, you

look across the view from the top

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here, it is stunning across the

mountains of Korea. 70% of the

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peninsula is mountainous. It is all

artificial snow here with the odd

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sprinkling. So, Maxence Muzaton is

away for the French team. The course

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has had a little longer repair from

the course workers than it normally

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gets which means it is just little

soft. Oh, he is out! 0.31 he was up

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before he sent his skis out through

disqualification.

I don't think that

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Maxence Muzaton is going to

challenge for the medals anyway.

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Just a little bit slow and laboured

on the turn, and if you're not

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training lots and lots of slalom,

gate after gate after gate, you lose

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the ability to ski with your ski

tips centred metres away from the

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base of the gate.

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base of the gate.

Olympic champion

in giant slalom in 2010, all three

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medallists from that race are, on

paper, in this competition. Carlo

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Janka joined on the podium by the

two Norwegians, but it remains to be

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seen whether they start. It is good

to see Carlo Janka having a crack

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here. He has lost most of his lead.

Janka better slalom and giant skier

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than he was a slalom skier. He's

been struggling with injuries over

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the last few years and slalom you

need to put the hours in.

It is

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worth emphasising that Janka is

racing with a ruptured anterior

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cruciate ligament, decided not to

have surgery and he has some wind.

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It doesn't help. It helps with

downhill but in a slalom, it means

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you can't see the ground.

Makes a

great pictures, though, in

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high-definition. Beautiful scenes

with the snow being blown down

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around the racer. No change at the

top, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, who was

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second to ski, still leads the way.

He has now seen off 17 who have

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followed him down the mountain and

failed to take the lead away from

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the Frenchman. Victor Muffat-Jeandet

in gold could still hold on for a

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medal. Ted Ligety is third. Marcel

Hirscher is second.

I think Victor

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Muffat-Jeandet will hold on for a

medal. It is a question of one of

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the downhillers common can someone

like Paris or Christof Innerhofer do

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it?

Oh, goodness me, he didn't get

very far.

He has downhiller written

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all over him, the size of him.

Victor Muffat-Jeandet got away with

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that one quite easily.

It is a bit

like asking, you know... It is a bit

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like asking in rugby switching it

all around. Let's have the second

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half where the backs will play in

the scrum and then the props have to

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go out on the wing.

It is like

asking Roger Federer to play

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badminton.

He'd probably be very

good at Badminton, the!

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good at Badminton, the! -- though!

So, now here's the main man, Marcel

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Hirscher, the best technical skier

in the world. 1.01 seconds his

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advantage Victor Muffat-Jeandet

after the first run. Skied a

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beautiful lake this morning, Marcel

Hirscher, the one thing missing is

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an Olympic gold medal.

Can he put it

right today? It is looking pretty

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good but not as clean as Victor

Muffat-Jeandet on the top part of

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the cause. He is laying them over,

this is where the acceleration is

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coming, Marcel Hirscher risking

everything.

He has added to his

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lead. Marcel Hirscher is doing what

he does best in the Alpine skiing

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world. The wind, he is battling his

way through it. The wind is whipping

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up, try its best to distract Marcel

Hirscher. Can he do enough to move

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into gold medal position? Yes,

comfortably! More than a second! Oh,

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glorious slalom skiing from Marcel

Hirscher.

Well, he has seen off one

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of the French challengers but he

would have wanted to put down more

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of a lead over Victor Muffat-Jeandet

because he will have a nervous wait

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because in two skiers time it is

Alexis Pinturault.

Marcel Hirscher

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is in gold medal position, he

congratulates Victor Muffat-Jeandet,

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who still holds onto silver. Ted

Ligety has been pushed out of the

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medals.

So, Marcel Hirscher in the

lead and we will find out in two

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skiers time, I think that will be

medals decided. It is a question for

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me, it is between Marcel Hirscher

and Alexis Pinturault for me. He has

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to survive this attack of nine

downhillers who will each do their

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best to hack their way down this

slalom.

Next

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slalom.

Next to ski Mauro Caviezel,

who took a medal last February, the

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bronze medallist there. His

advantage over Marcel Hirscher is

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slight. There isn't any way that he

can overhaul Marcel Hirscher's lead

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but can he push for a provisional

podium position?

Can he get ahead of

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Victor Muffat-Jeandet? He is already

half a second off Marcel Hirscher.

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Caviezel is going to have to go

some. Trying to get the skis out

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from underneath him, quite a wide

stance, skiing a longer distance.

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And he is out of the medals, 1.43

down, a couple of wide terms, missed

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his direct route through the

spring-loaded slalom gates and he is

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now fighting for one of the minor

places here. Top three divided by

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1.35 seconds. And Caviezel is 3.08

down. Marcel Hirscher will stay in

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the leader's enclosure. Victor

Muffat-Jeandet

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Muffat-Jeandet in silver, Marco

Schwarz in bronze. Next to come, it

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will be Alexis Pinturault next to

ski in the slalom.

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ski in the slalom. Marcel Hirscher

looks pretty cool but he is looking

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at the monitor available to him. It

is also a giant screen he can look

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up and. There is the man that could

change things around. Pinturault

0:28:360:28:40

from France. He is ready to race for

the final time today. Pinturault

0:28:400:28:45

pushes hard out of the start gate,

doesn't have an awful lot over

0:28:450:28:50

Marcel Hirscher coming into this

second leg of today's Alpine

0:28:500:28:55

combined, 0.2 wait.

Started well

enough. A little stumble.

0:28:550:29:01

Counterrotating! Great recovery from

Pinturault. Again the same mistake,

0:29:010:29:04

just jetted out on the turn. Marcel

Hirscher was so good on the lower

0:29:040:29:10

part of this course.

Pinturault now

finds himself in low Marcel

0:29:100:29:14

Hirscher, turning on the red light

for the first time, 0.14, it is

0:29:140:29:19

still good enough potentially for

silver medal position but that is no

0:29:190:29:21

way because Marcel Hirscher was so

quick on the bottom half, there is

0:29:210:29:26

no way Pinturault and move into

gold. He has gone into second.

He

0:29:260:29:32

didn't have the wind Marcel Hirscher

had, able to catch up some but that

0:29:320:29:38

is it, that is what we thought and

it is all decided now. Marcel

0:29:380:29:45

Hirscher gold, Pinturault silver.

He

gave it everything. Brave slalom run

0:29:450:29:50

from the Frenchman. Had his moments

when he was almost down and out but

0:29:500:29:54

made good recoveries to keep himself

carving.

That was a brilliant

0:29:540:30:01

demonstration of counter rotation.

He was in the air wanting to get his

0:30:010:30:04

skis to turn so he needed to turn

his body the other way, so he is all

0:30:040:30:09

twisted. He is still good enough to

keep the pressure on the outside

0:30:090:30:12

ski. These guys are judged by their

speed of recovery. Brilliant slalom

0:30:120:30:19

skiing by Pinturault but couldn't

match this man.

0:30:190:30:26

Two French men, bronze and silver,

and Austrian in gold, the American

0:30:270:30:33

next to ski. .54 the advantage he

has over Marcel Hirscher.

0:30:330:30:41

It is a question of whether one of

them can make the bronze medal. Nine

0:30:410:30:45

more of them.

0:30:450:30:50

more of them. All out and out

downhill skiers.

0:30:520:30:55

We don't even know whether Janz

0:30:550:31:02

We don't even know whether Janz Root

and Svindal will turn up to race. --

0:31:020:31:07

Jansrud.

Grinding to a halt, he will try to

0:31:070:31:13

get the finish. No change here.

0:31:130:31:23

Still to come, some downhill

specialists.

0:31:310:31:37

Thomas Dressen, he will be the final

skier on the Hill.

0:31:440:31:50

Marcel Hirscher is moving towards

his first ever Olympic gold medal.

0:31:500:32:03

They are on a TV time-out now. The

course workers are out there trying

0:32:210:32:28

to fill in any holes, repair broken

gates, get the course back to race

0:32:280:32:35

fitness, as we reflect on the top

three. The second skier on the

0:32:350:32:40

mountain but the first to finish was

Victor offered Shandy, he may hold

0:32:400:32:45

on for a medal. Alexis Pinturault,

his compatriot, in silver medal

0:32:450:32:51

position, having survived a couple

of near misses in his slalom run.

0:32:510:32:57

To be fair, these are the

favourites, the top three going into

0:32:570:33:01

the competition. So, no surprises,

really. The question is can one of

0:33:010:33:11

these pull something out of the bad.

Innerhofer did it in Sochi.

0:33:110:33:17

He got the bronze.

He went mental in

the finish area, over the moon he

0:33:170:33:24

had mixed a bronze medal. -- he had

taken.

0:33:240:33:32

Peter Fill, twice the World Cup

downhill champion. The leader in the

0:33:320:33:38

World Cup combined standings, second

and third earlier this year.

0:33:380:33:49

We haven't seen Svindal, have we?

I don't think his knees could cope

0:33:500:33:55

with downhill slalom. They have to

go for it. It will be quite

0:33:550:34:03

entertaining. It would be good,

technically! Exactly like watching a

0:34:030:34:09

front row forward tried to take the

ball down the wing.

0:34:090:34:13

-- trying. Next to ski, Dominik

Paris, one of the big names in World

0:34:130:34:21

Cup downhill skiing.

0:34:210:34:26

Cup downhill skiing. A gentle giant,

very likeable Italian. Looking down

0:34:270:34:30

the course. Turns much tighter than

he is used to. Can Dominik Paris

0:34:300:34:40

find the slalom legs that he used to

work out as a youngster, not a bad

0:34:400:34:47

start, keeping the turned high. He

will have lost time. Fractionally

0:34:470:34:53

into the red zone.

0:34:530:35:00

Was that a straddle? He knew it and

he stopped.

0:35:000:35:05

It took him a while. You get fined

if you straddle and you know about

0:35:050:35:12

it and you continue to the finish.

The left ski just inside the gate.

0:35:120:35:23

He is so big, heavy and strong.

His leg doesn't even move away. The

0:35:230:35:27

reason they require the race to stop

is if they carry on paper and

0:35:270:35:32

unnecessary ruck.

Now, the Austrian, a lot of noise

0:35:320:35:44

from the fans.

0:35:440:35:47

Sluggish and snow. -- slow.

He is out of the course as well.

No

0:35:540:36:02

change, Muffat-Jeandet in gold.

0:36:020:36:08

change, Muffat-Jeandet in gold. --

in bronze. As Kriechmayr fails to

0:36:090:36:11

finish.

Who can do something? It is possible

0:36:110:36:19

to sneak the bronze but they will

have two produce the slalom run of

0:36:190:36:23

their lives.

Kriechmayr has found a little

0:36:230:36:31

Austrian corner to seek some solace.

Peter Fill, the Italian, who leads

0:36:310:36:36

the World Cup Alpine combined

standings. He needs some of that

0:36:360:36:44

form now to push for a place. He has

won some of the biggest races in the

0:36:440:36:53

world. Downhill champion of the

World Cup. The Italian is way but he

0:36:530:36:57

is out.

Down and out. It seems like the ones

0:36:570:37:02

who are skidding are staying on

their feet and the ones who are

0:37:020:37:05

carving are not able to control it.

Using those skis... Almost half the

0:37:050:37:20

length of what he uses in downhill.

2.18, downhill ski length. Here,

0:37:200:37:29

1.60 five. A huge difference. They

have brought out these tiny toys

0:37:290:37:37

compared to what they use for the

day job.

0:37:370:37:42

Christof

0:37:420:37:47

Christof Innerhofer. 0.79, the

margin he brings into this slalom

0:37:480:37:57

competition. Over Marcel Hirscher

after the downhill leg.

0:37:570:38:06

He still has a chunk of time in his

favour.

0:38:060:38:11

Can he sneak the bronze again? Good

turns. The best of the downhill

0:38:110:38:19

skiers so far.

Still in the hunt for the bronze

0:38:190:38:22

medal position.

0:38:220:38:29

medal position. It is getting a

little shaky. He is too far away. He

0:38:290:38:34

doesn't have the ability to

accelerate and claw back the lost

0:38:340:38:38

time. I think Muffat-Jeandet is safe

in third. Innerhofer is down in

0:38:380:38:46

12th.

Muffat-Jeandet knows he is

0:38:460:38:54

comfortable in bronze medal

position. There is still Jansrud who

0:38:540:38:57

could still do it.

He was good at the top but ran out

0:38:570:39:04

of speed and steam on the lower

section.

0:39:040:39:09

Hirscher leads the way in the first

Alpine event of the Olympic

0:39:090:39:12

programme.

It could be his first gold medal of

0:39:120:39:17

three, and the team event.

It could be four.

0:39:170:39:21

No one has ever done that. Let us

see what Jansrud can do. He has a

0:39:210:39:31

one second advantage. Look at the

wind which has moved up the hill,

0:39:310:39:37

moving debris around. Look at the

safety netting shaking at the side

0:39:370:39:42

of the track.

The question is can he sneak a

0:39:420:39:50

bronze?

It is read this time. He has half a

0:39:500:40:02

second to play with if he is to

remain in the hunt for a bass pedal.

0:40:020:40:07

Slowing right up as he came through

that banana gate. Where

0:40:070:40:11

Muffat-Jeandet was very good.

Jansrud has more chances to come.

0:40:110:40:21

Right now, seventh in the Alpine

combined. I think the bronze medal

0:40:210:40:24

is pity much guaranteed for Victor

Muffat-Jeandet.

0:40:240:40:33

Last Turski will be Thomas Dressen.

Interesting to see how Thomas

0:40:340:40:39

Dressen gets on.

-- last to ski. He has the better

0:40:390:40:44

skills here. We will see.

Hirscher has the gold at the moment,

0:40:440:40:53

Pinturault of France in the over,

Muffat-Jeandet is in bronze medal

0:40:530:40:58

position.

Next to ski will be the Olympic

0:40:580:41:04

downhill champion from four years

ago.

0:41:040:41:07

Just signalling how he was skidding

out.

0:41:070:41:11

Tour, rangy, powerful a test-bed,

also won the World Cup race. His

0:41:110:41:23

advantage over Hirscher is more than

a second. Oh, he is out, a heavy

0:41:230:41:29

hit.

I hope he is OK for the downhill

0:41:290:41:33

after that. He has taken out a

coach.

0:41:330:41:38

And one of the cameramen. One of the

course workers.

0:41:380:41:41

A Trail of destruction.

0:41:410:41:52

Not a quick stop, it is shiny on the

top surface.

0:41:540:41:58

He is looking. That is the skill of

a downhill skier, never gripped up

0:41:580:42:06

-- never give up, still thinking.

Those course workers, a little slow

0:42:060:42:12

to react.

0:42:120:42:17

to react. Matthias Mayer, back on

his feet. No news of the coursework

0:42:170:42:22

worker who took the brunt of this,

after the straddle.

0:42:220:42:28

Having a look, seeing the inflatable

bag.

0:42:280:42:34

bag. The crew there. The Cameron has

crampons on, that would have been

0:42:350:42:39

nasty.

The course worker, I would

have been pulling out of position.

0:42:390:42:49

Muffat-Jeandet.

Back to the top. No Svindal. With

0:42:490:42:57

two to come, with one to come,

Marcel Hirscher and Alexis

0:42:570:43:05

Pinturault are guaranteed medals.

Can Thomas Dressen snatch the bronze

0:43:050:43:09

medal from the grasp of

Muffat-Jeandet? Off to a steady

0:43:090:43:15

start, looks comfortable in slalom.

Steady is the operative word. Just

0:43:150:43:21

half a second up now.

If he wants

the bronze, he has to finish within

0:43:210:43:29

1.01 of Marcel Hirscher. At the next

spit, he is chilling. But that was

0:43:290:43:37

tidy. Coming down to the split. It

has grown. Almost certainly out of

0:43:370:43:48

reach now. The French are starting

to think they will take two medals.

0:43:480:43:52

Thomas Dressen lives dangerously but

finishes in ninth place. The medals

0:43:520:43:59

are decided. At last, Marcel

Hirscher is an Olympic champion. He

0:43:590:44:06

takes the men's Alpine combined

gold. It has been a long wait,

0:44:060:44:11

silver medallist last time. A first

Olympic medal for Victor

0:44:110:44:17

Muffat-Jeandet has shown such

promise this season, joined on the

0:44:170:44:21

podium by Alexis Pinturault who will

take the silver, for France. Old for

0:44:210:44:29

Hirscher, silver for Pinturault, the

bronze to Muffat-Jeandet.

0:44:290:44:33

-- gold. Great to finally get the

Alpine events underway. Marcel

0:44:330:44:43

Hirscher played his first Olympic

gold medal, potentially another two

0:44:430:44:47

up the grounds. -- up for grabs.

This is what is coming up.

0:44:470:44:54

We will catch up with Wilf O'Reilly,

and at around 7:10am we bring you

0:44:580:45:08

all the action from the women's

half-pipe finals. Then the women's

0:45:080:45:13

ice hockey with Finland taking on

Canada and at 8am, the first Alpine

0:45:130:45:17

medal was won in the men's Alpine

combined rerun. History was made

0:45:170:45:24

today at the Curling Centre because

the mixed team event, which is a new

0:45:240:45:30

event here at this Olympics had

reached its conclusion with the

0:45:300:45:36

bronze medal up for grabs contested

by the Olympic Athletes from Russia

0:45:360:45:40

and Norway and to take us through

what happened let's join our

0:45:400:45:43

commentary team.

COMMENTATOR: OAR have the option of

0:45:430:45:54

power play in the final end were

they to deem it necessary, or

0:45:540:46:02

whether they felt it is something

they could use. Norway need a big

0:46:020:46:09

score if they can.

They want to take

this as far across as they can.

0:46:090:46:23

Norway must be thinking all their

Christmass came at once with that

0:46:230:46:28

end.

There was such a look of

resignation on the face of

0:46:280:46:35

address-mac, thinking we are going

to be 8-4 down with two to go. And

0:46:350:46:41

he is much more experienced, he

would have played in a way that

0:46:410:46:45

would have

0:46:450:46:53

would have given him more chance. It

is about capitalising on it. To do

0:46:530:46:57

something in this end. The first two

stones, that will slip I as well.

0:46:570:47:08

Frustrated with that.

0:47:080:47:13

Frustrated with that. Norway got the

hammer and these kinds of shots are

0:47:130:47:21

not going to be any use to them, if

the Olympic Athletes from Russia put

0:47:210:47:27

their stones in front of them. It is

about using the forefoot and

0:47:270:47:33

protecting the forefoot.

The smile

has gone for the time being. The

0:47:330:47:41

only other thing on the flip side,

how many opportunities to OAR need?

0:47:410:47:47

It is a bit like missing an open

goal. It is going to play on your

0:47:470:47:52

mind. They have had chances in their

other matches and even last night

0:47:520:47:59

they had a chance as well against

Switzerland. They were almost

0:47:590:48:05

offered the chance to win the match

by Rios. They gave them an

0:48:050:48:18

opportunity which perhaps you could

argue they should have taken but

0:48:180:48:20

they didn't. Again, they are missing

out on that previous end.

We are

0:48:200:48:28

being very critical of them and what

they did last time but they actually

0:48:280:48:31

still do have a lot of things going

for them in this bronze medal game.

0:48:310:48:37

They have two shot lead with a

strong position on the seventh end,

0:48:370:48:41

and having scored in the sixth end,

you'd expect scoring to alternate

0:48:410:48:45

between the two teams and they

should have a shot to win the game

0:48:450:48:49

the way things are going.

The thing

about the previous end, first of

0:48:490:48:56

all, Bryzgalova Waterstone out, then

he misses it at the end. You can't

0:48:560:49:04

keep doing that even though it is in

their favour. Norway are capable.

0:49:040:49:09

This looks a little better.

This

does look better.

0:49:140:49:23

does look better. It moves that red

stone back making the scoring error

0:49:250:49:28

bigger just by pushing stones out of

the forefoot circle and reducing the

0:49:280:49:33

traffic.

0:49:330:49:39

Magnus Nedregotten is a good cross

country skier as well.

You were

0:49:430:49:50

saying that to me, cross-country

skiing, he did that when he was

0:49:500:49:57

younger. He made the Alpine skiing

team as well. So we've got some good

0:49:570:50:05

athletes. He did the skiathlon.

Got

gold, silver and bronze for the

0:50:050:50:16

Norwegians. Great performance for

Andrew Musgrave as well for team GB.

0:50:160:50:20

Yeah, best ever position.

0:50:200:50:22

Working hard, good ad sweeping,

Krushelnitskiy.

0:50:270:50:38

Great lengths, just over hit by a

fraction.

0:50:420:50:54

fraction. Norway can make a play on

it and raise it on to the button.

0:50:540:51:03

it and raise it on to the button. If

it finished there, it would be great

0:51:030:51:05

but it ran an extra six inches

opening up the yellow stone.

She

0:51:050:51:10

says, no way!

0:51:100:51:17

So, the brush is the target. Trying

to move these OAR stones using his

0:51:220:51:33

own.

With a bit of work to do here.

Opens things up a little bit but

0:51:330:51:43

still not that easy to see how they

are going to score an easy two, and

0:51:430:51:48

they need to score a couple of

points in the seventh.

They

0:51:480:51:51

definitely want to try and get two

to be up close and personal with the

0:51:510:51:58

OAR going into the last end.

0:51:580:52:06

So, Anastasia happy to take this

bank one. It may seem negative but

0:52:170:52:22

it is damage limitation at the

moment, they don't want more to

0:52:220:52:25

score anymore than one or two.

0:52:250:52:35

score anymore than one or two.

One

of those English words the foreign

0:52:360:52:38

teams use is actually a Canadian

term for the speed of throwing it.

0:52:380:52:46

You are talking about the house

yesterday, just indicating there he

0:52:550:53:05

wanted to hit the outside right

stone, to come onto the other red,

0:53:050:53:10

then rebound back towards the

button.

0:53:100:53:16

button.

Easy to draw these things

up, not so easy to execute.

A heck

0:53:170:53:22

of a shot if it happens. Let's see.

0:53:220:53:30

I was going to say, that would be

high risk strategy, high reward.

He

0:53:310:53:39

is looking to play enough weight to

come right to the back of these.

To

0:53:390:53:46

tuck it behind the two stones and

the button, get it into second or

0:53:460:53:49

third position.

Just slightly

overhead. There was such a ball at

0:53:490:53:58

the end and we have seen that a few

times. There is a big amount of

0:53:580:54:02

drive for it to pull towards the

centre line.

0:54:020:54:09

centre line. That is the issue you

have when you play these delicate

0:54:110:54:15

little weights. If you don't get

them perfect, they are not going to

0:54:150:54:19

work for you. That is unfortunate

because had it caught the red at

0:54:190:54:25

all, it would have moved it and it

would have sat there.

Maybe the

0:54:250:54:30

wrong call them.

0:54:300:54:35

wrong call them. We have a tweener,

when you are between two shots.

Last

0:54:390:54:44

night, it was almost like

0:54:440:54:50

night, it was almost like hole-mac

was -- Krushelnitskiy was playing a

0:54:500:54:55

shot that was neither one nor the

other.

A tweener, I will put it in

0:54:550:55:01

my book.

What happened there it was

almost a bit of indecision and you

0:55:010:55:07

needed to commit to one short all

the other. They decided not to do

0:55:070:55:11

one shot and prayed for it to curl

and ended up with neither.

0:55:110:55:21

That is a great shot.

Well, look at

this! Norway with the hammer will

0:55:230:55:31

hopefully come in and pick up one.

And even this, all of a certain,

0:55:310:55:39

what looked like easy shots, trying

to hang on to this match by their

0:55:390:55:43

fingernails. The least reward they

would have wanted from this end,

0:55:430:55:50

meaning they will be heading into

the final end with a they are

0:55:500:55:53

leading and with the hammer.

All

seems very easy for us to say she's

0:55:530:55:59

only got to draw one shot but she is

facing former, and that is when the

0:55:590:56:05

mental game comes into play. Don't

think about the fact you're facing

0:56:050:56:09

four shots, it is a simple ball draw

to the one foot.

If she misses this,

0:56:090:56:14

I think it'll be handshakes. They

seem OK with this.

Needs to work...

0:56:140:56:25

It looks heavy. There is just one

they are going to give up. That

0:56:250:56:36

still is...

A mountain to climb. It

is the Himalayas all rolled into one

0:56:360:56:42

for them. 7-4 down. OAR in a

Williams position as we head into

0:56:420:56:50

the final end.

0:56:500:56:56

the final end. -- brilliant

position. Barring anything crazy

0:56:560:57:00

happening, bronze medal position

brushed up with OAR on it.

Even if

0:57:000:57:08

they are 3-0 up, they are not safe.

Russia have got to keep their head

0:57:080:57:14

in the game and, likewise, Norway.

And we are not just trying to keep

0:57:140:57:18

the people at home interested.

Remember what happened last year.

0:57:180:57:25

SHE SHOUTS "SWEEP!"

Last in the world final, Canada were

0:57:290:57:35

leading by three and they lost four

to give up the gold-medal.

And that

0:57:350:57:41

was Canada's last shot, just went

all wrong for them, and Switzerland

0:57:410:57:47

had a free draw and won the world

championship. It is amazing how the

0:57:470:57:53

game can change.

That is what Norway

will be hanging onto, that thought.

0:57:530:58:00

I think the issue for OAR is to not

be too defensive here. You don't

0:58:000:58:09

want it to build to a situation

where Norway can pick up three. On

0:58:090:58:13

the other hand, you have to play

your shots.

Again, they are just

0:58:130:58:20

sliding too far. They want to be in

the front half of the forefoot, you

0:58:200:58:29

want to control the front half and

these stones are sitting at the back

0:58:290:58:32

and they are not the best at the

minute. One of them was already

0:58:320:58:36

placed there, of course.

The other

thing we should mention about last

0:58:360:58:41

ends and big comebacks was that the

OAR team from the last

0:58:410:58:56

game against Switzerland, it went

all the way to the last end. They

0:58:590:59:03

can't make their bad misses. Knowing

where to turn for your shots and

0:59:030:59:08

play to that.

Looks like it could be

a good shot from Bryzgalova.

Nice

0:59:080:59:20

shot, nice angled shot. Doesn't look

good for Norway, unless they can do

0:59:200:59:28

something spectacular. There is the

opportunity now for moving some of

0:59:280:59:35

these stones.

Pleased with that.

Every single stone now that they

0:59:350:59:41

place accurately edging them closer

and closer to the podium.

0:59:410:59:47

Something needs to happen for Norway

here. They are the ones making the

0:59:561:00:02

mistakes much more than their

opponents.

Making some mistakes

1:00:021:00:12

towards the home end. This is quite

good. Just trying to shuffle things

1:00:121:00:17

around a little bit. He has put that

red stone right into the pocket

1:00:171:00:26

which may well cancel out the two

yellow stone 's.

Time-out. OAR using

1:00:261:00:32

their time-out, having had the time

to use their power play with first

1:00:321:00:38

steel. They would have used it, it

is a moot point. Norway retain the

1:00:381:00:45

hammer into the final end.

1:00:451:00:51

It messes with your team game head

when you are thinking about that.

1:01:011:01:12

It is completely different in a team

game.

1:01:221:01:28

It can be disconcerting.

1:01:341:01:43

Decision made.

1:01:501:01:56

It looks as though they will just

come in. It is all about where this

1:02:001:02:06

ends up.

1:02:061:02:13

It will pull right into that

centreline, that is a nice shot. On

1:02:161:02:22

the right side, as well.

Not easy to move that.

1:02:221:02:29

This is a team is closing the door

on Norway at the moment. It is never

1:02:291:02:36

over until it is over.

Just one bad

shot.

1:02:361:02:47

A nice look from the other end.

Anything they can do here?

1:02:561:03:03

I wonder if they can see enough of

the top yellow. They will have two

1:03:031:03:09

almost risk passing that top read

because they need to catch as much

1:03:091:03:14

of it as they can see. Again, played

nicely.

1:03:141:03:20

A good weight.

1:03:241:03:33

It has opened it up a little bit.

They still have stones in there but

1:03:331:03:39

plenty of raids. -- reds. They just

want to make sure Norway do not get

1:03:391:03:51

three.

The good thing for Norway at the

1:03:511:03:54

moment is there are if you yellow

stones kicking about. The problem is

1:03:541:04:00

the one at the back at the bottom

which has lined up. They need to get

1:04:001:04:06

all three of those red stones out of

there.

1:04:061:04:15

The decision from the over your team

to sit on top of their own or close

1:04:181:04:23

to their own. -- OAR team.

1:04:231:04:37

Not dissimilar to the shop they

played a few moments ago.

1:04:431:04:55

A nice shot. Just wanting to change

the angle of the yellow.

1:04:571:05:04

She has had a really good game,

Bryzgalova.

1:05:041:05:14

Just two left, and their Olympic

hopes are starting to disappear.

1:05:151:05:19

They need to make something happen

or at least put a little bit of

1:05:191:05:25

pressure on to Krushelnitckii. He

looks a worried man, he shouldn't

1:05:251:05:32

be. Maybe his nerves, already coming

to the fore. He knows he will have a

1:05:321:05:40

chance, a big chance.

1:05:401:05:47

It hasn't worked out too well for

them.

1:05:471:05:54

them. Still, the OAR team.

They are counting Laverty.

It will

1:05:541:06:02

be over after this one, pretty much.

It needs something impossible for --

1:06:021:06:13

from the Norwegians.

The way our team need to remove that

1:06:131:06:19

yellow. The OAR team.

1:06:191:06:29

It hasn't been the best of matches

for Norway, the architects of their

1:06:291:06:34

own demise.

1:06:341:06:37

For the OAR team. It doesn't sit but

nonetheless it is beginning to look

1:06:381:06:45

as if this is the end for Norway.

Having a look to see if there is

1:06:451:06:50

anyway to take three out.

1:06:501:06:56

anyway to take three out. It is not

just taking something out, they need

1:07:001:07:03

to sit in the house for three.

And retaining the other three

1:07:031:07:14

yellows is the problem.

1:07:141:07:25

Kristin doesn't have the same fire

power as the Russian.

1:07:251:07:30

I think the view is, at least give

it a try, giving it everything she

1:07:301:07:36

has got, pushing all her weight

behind it.

1:07:361:07:41

Has she actually made contact?

It was a good try, and excellent

1:07:411:07:47

try. That is it. The handshakes, it

means the OAR team win their first

1:07:471:07:59

ever medal.

STUDIO: Making history with the

1:07:591:08:05

first ever adult in mixed team

kerning, the final takes place

1:08:051:08:09

From a British point of view, all

eyes today are on the Gagnon Ice

1:08:121:08:18

Arena where Elise Christie aimed to

become an Olympic medallist

1:08:181:08:23

hopefully Olympic champion for the

first time. I am delighted to be

1:08:231:08:27

joined by Wilf O'Reilly from the Ice

Arena. I was so nervous watching her

1:08:271:08:32

heat on Saturday. How much is

excitement building at the Ice Arena

1:08:321:08:38

ahead of her first quarterfinal?

1:08:381:08:41

Saturday was a big game changer, she

came through it very comfortably and

1:08:451:08:50

constantly. I think it will get

easier as evening gets on even

1:08:501:08:55

though the pressure and excitement

will rise. The camp is relaxed and

1:08:551:09:01

they are enjoying it.

It is extreme pressure on her,

1:09:011:09:05

pressure she puts on herself. How

mentally strong did she have to be

1:09:051:09:10

on Saturday to get through that

first race after Sochi?

1:09:101:09:14

She had said she has never been that

nervous before. On a scale, I would

1:09:141:09:21

properly say Saturday evening, it

was probably ten plus. Coming in

1:09:211:09:26

today, she skated very well, join

the first lane in the quarterfinals,

1:09:261:09:32

the second, she had more recovery

for the semifinal. Now it is a

1:09:321:09:37

question of keeping calm, relaxed,

doing anything she has done over the

1:09:371:09:42

last four years.

She got an Olympic record on

1:09:421:09:50

Saturday. She says she gets faster

with the heats. In theory if she

1:09:501:09:56

stays out of trouble we should have

our first British medal of the

1:09:561:10:01

winter Olympics.

Absolutely. I am calling that Elise

1:10:011:10:05

Christie will win a medal here. Not

putting any colours in there yet but

1:10:051:10:12

I am convinced she can come away

with a medal.

1:10:121:10:14

We saw in the documentary, still on

the iPlayer, incredible to see the

1:10:141:10:21

emotional investment put in by her,

family, coach. How much stronger is

1:10:211:10:27

she now given everything she has

gone through over the last four

1:10:271:10:32

years?

The support she has had, UK Sport,

1:10:321:10:38

her coach, family, it has been a

tremendous support. She must feel it

1:10:381:10:46

is payback time for all the support

and thanks. I don't think the

1:10:461:10:51

pressure will be as much, but

enjoying the evening. Is she

1:10:511:10:59

enjoying the experience? One of the

failures of the Olympic Games is the

1:10:591:11:04

pressure becomes too much. Hopefully

that won't be the case. From last

1:11:041:11:09

Saturday, I don't think that will be

the case.

1:11:091:11:12

I cannot wait for those races to

take place later. The quarterfinal

1:11:121:11:19

of the 500m takes place at ten

o'clock your time on BBC One. Going

1:11:191:11:25

all the way through to the final

today just after midday. Hopefully

1:11:251:11:30

Elise Christie will be in the final

and winning a medal of some colour.

1:11:301:11:35

From one lady bossing the ice to one

bossing this note in the women's

1:11:351:11:40

half pipe, Chloe Kim came here with

huge expectations on her shoulders.

1:11:401:11:47

She qualified for Sochi but wasn't

allowed to compete because at 13 she

1:11:471:11:53

was too young. One of only two to

have secured a perfect 100 on the

1:11:531:11:59

pipe. Let us see if she can live up

to her big billing. Jenny Jones, is

1:11:591:12:09

one of your commentators.

1:12:091:12:13

The most successful snowboarder ever

to strap in.

1:12:131:12:20

Her fifth Olympics. She has only

ever missed one. She has a gold

1:12:201:12:25

medal, the first time of asking in

salt lake city. A bronze medal at

1:12:251:12:31

the last two. Constantly asked when

she will retire. A question you must

1:12:311:12:36

have sympathy with?

Only a year older than when I was at

1:12:361:12:41

the Olympics. She is still rising at

this high level so why shouldn't she

1:12:411:12:48

be competing?

Here we go.

1:12:481:12:50

Massive. Signature move. A lot of

travel down the pipe.

1:12:501:13:02

A huge frontside ten.

That is huge. Into the huge

1:13:021:13:10

frontside 120. The tail grab. Kelly

Clark has just set a huge high mark

1:13:101:13:21

here in the ladies' halfpipe finals.

She looks so much more solid than

1:13:211:13:24

yesterday.

Here she is, two years later at her

1:13:241:13:30

fifth Olympics.

1:13:301:13:35

Jiayu Liu, we have seen she is

capable of one of the most

1:13:411:13:44

technical, stylish, creative and

high runs.

1:13:441:13:49

And she does a lot at the top.

We will see hopefully her first run

1:13:491:13:58

with a switch method, dropping in

backwards now. The switch is like

1:13:581:14:05

writing with your left hand.

Switch for her first trip.

1:14:051:14:10

So hard to keep the heel on the

wall. A beautiful run. Landing nice

1:14:101:14:18

and high in the transitions.

Front seven. Lovely stuff. Could

1:14:181:14:26

have gone around a bit more, she is

happy. She was so relaxed.

1:14:261:14:34

Attention to detail, getting the

grab, holding them.

1:14:361:14:43

grab, holding them.

She is really

happy with that.

1:14:431:14:50

Chloe Kim. She is of South Korean

descent, parents emigrated to the

1:14:501:14:58

States, she is then this person ever

to win three X Games gold medals,

1:14:581:15:04

only that she has won them

consecutively.

Wouldn't you love to

1:15:041:15:07

know what is playing in her inner

right now?

She is without question

1:15:071:15:13

the best half-pipe rider in the

world. Whether she can put it

1:15:131:15:16

together now under pressure from the

Chinese bride Liu Jiayu. Absolutely

1:15:161:15:27

huge to start things off. Frontside

1080! Switch now, loses some speed

1:15:271:15:32

but she still gets the 720.

Frontside 900!

There is the McTwist

1:15:321:15:40

with the indy grab. Into a huge

inverted seven.

What a run from her.

1:15:401:15:49

What a run.

And you can hear the

Koreans going crazy down at the

1:15:491:15:53

bottom. This is the frontside 1080.

Kelly Clark put it in third hit,

1:15:531:16:01

Chloe Kim butted in second head. The

back-to-back 1080, that is where she

1:16:011:16:08

can go... A place nobody else can

go. She is looking surprised but I

1:16:081:16:13

think on the form she has shown over

the last three years, it is almost

1:16:131:16:18

expected. There you have it,

confirmation of first runs scores

1:16:181:16:24

with still two more to go, Chloe Kim

in gold-medal position. Kelly Clark

1:16:241:16:30

in bronze medal position, a

tradition in Olympic finals. That

1:16:301:16:36

was her position in both Sochi and

Vancouver. Arielle Gold, her older

1:16:361:16:41

brother, Taylor. Snowboarding is in

the family. Come on, Arielle Gold.

1:16:411:16:51

Sean is this frontside 1080 on the

first hit. Is she going to go

1:16:511:16:54

lighter? No.

Landed!

She scrubbed a

few degrees off of it but she will

1:16:541:17:02

take that.

The backflip on the third

hit.

Needs to crank up the speed,

1:17:021:17:10

get the amplitude up.

Frontside 900.

Oh, lovely into the heave Ho

1:17:101:17:18

Michalchuk to finish. That is a very

big run from Arielle Gold.

That is

1:17:181:17:25

cat amongst the pigeons run. The

inferred with this at the top of the

1:17:251:17:32

pipe? She didn't get it round but

the grab was nice.

It is big and

1:17:321:17:37

Chloe Kim did her 1080 on the

second.

I don't think it'll trouble

1:17:371:17:45

the top spot.

I don't think she

agrees with that. Her face dropped.

1:17:451:17:53

Interesting, where can Kelly Clark

go? She had a really and first-run,

1:17:531:17:56

really, really strong.

Did she have

time to process what score just came

1:17:561:18:05

in for Arielle Gold because that may

have affected what she then takes on

1:18:051:18:11

from that, what the judges are

looking for.

Well, there was

1:18:111:18:16

certainly a couple of holes, as you

both said, under rotation on the

1:18:161:18:21

1080 could have been a big part of

it. When 1080s... Oh, that was huge!

1:18:211:18:30

Kelly Clark is going stratospheric.

She has got to put the ten in here.

1:18:301:18:35

And she makes it again.

Really nice.

Her speed has gone but she can

1:18:351:18:41

generate speed. The one thing is she

is good at is pumping the

1:18:411:18:45

transitions and already she is back

near the two metre mark.

Both hands

1:18:451:18:51

of the wheel, she gripped onto the

tail for that last one. That is the

1:18:511:18:57

biggest first it we have seen so

far, frontside air on the first hit.

1:18:571:19:03

There it was, both hands on the

tail.

That feels satisfying, doesn't

1:19:031:19:07

it?

81.75! So, they like the

amplitude! Definitely like the

1:19:071:19:16

amplitude at the top. Next up, Liu

Jiayu,, AKA

1:19:161:19:33

ski.

She has definitely got

breathing room.

I beg to differ, it

1:19:351:19:41

is only four points.

Ahead of fourth

place, so she is in the medals by

1:19:411:19:46

ten points.

Yeah.

1:19:461:19:51

Switch backside air.

Even better

tweet on that. Into the switch

1:19:511:19:57

seven. What a direct line! Huge

nine. Massive!

1080.

1:19:571:20:11

nine. Massive!

1080.

She is happy.

That was the same run, she has tried

1:20:111:20:14

to go bigger on it and squeeze a

little bit more out of it.

I'd say

1:20:141:20:20

it was really clean, the landings.

It is an interesting idea. What it

1:20:201:20:24

means is she isn't thinking about

chasing down Chloe Kim. It means she

1:20:241:20:30

is into securing second place. Do

you think any of the girls have that

1:20:301:20:39

mindset?

Lovely grab, and lovely

landing.

Really does a good job of

1:20:391:20:43

keeping the speed.

Oh, the

amplitude, you both called it, it

1:20:431:20:50

has worked for her. She has added

4.25 points to that score. What she

1:20:501:21:00

has done is put the pressure on this

woman, Chloe Kim. Are we going to

1:21:001:21:09

see the back-to-back tens? We have

already seen one she landed them

1:21:091:21:15

very comfortably two weeks ago at X

Games.

I wouldn't be fulled by the

1:21:151:21:20

smiles and the waves, she is a

fierce competitor. I think she will

1:21:201:21:24

unveil just why she is the queen of

ladies half-pipe at the moment.

Are

1:21:241:21:31

we going to see the ten? Yes. I'll!

Chloe Kim is human after all.

The

1:21:311:21:40

first of the 1080s was lower.

She

wasn't carrying as much speed so

1:21:401:21:45

even though she landed it perfectly,

there was not enough amplitude to

1:21:451:21:50

get that 1080. If that had been

landed, there is no one else with

1:21:501:21:54

back-to-back tens, that would have

closed the door on gold. Right now,

1:21:541:22:01

it is still open. Confirmation of

the scores after the second descent

1:22:011:22:06

down this in normal SuperPipe. --

this enormous SuperPipe. Arielle

1:22:061:22:17

Gold just outside the medals. She

landed a brilliant run on her second

1:22:171:22:24

run. Can she step it up?

1:22:241:22:31

Yes!

Absolutely huge 1080 to kick

things off. Switch seven. Build up

1:22:351:22:43

the speed and get the amplitude up.

Nice crippler.

Lost some amplitude.

1:22:431:22:52

She has. Frontside nine. Huge

McTwist, heave Ho at the bottom,

1:22:521:22:59

hands in the air.

Is it enough?

Let's see how cleanly she gets it

1:22:591:23:04

round because we know that is

important. It is that clean landing.

1:23:041:23:08

It isn't far off. She is under 90

degrees. It is only Chloe Kim who

1:23:081:23:17

has it clean. The first hit is huge.

She's claiming it.

An 11 point

1:23:171:23:24

shift. Wow, that is huge.

Kelly has

to put in another big trick. She has

1:23:241:23:36

to.

1:23:361:23:42

Come on.

1:23:431:23:45

Do as Beyonce would do. Huge

frontside air. That will kill the

1:23:501:23:53

speed. And, again, flat but she is

holding the speed. Big frontside

1:23:531:24:00

ten, beautiful. Switch seven.

Landing flat, how is she still

1:24:001:24:06

standing up? Huge crippler. That was

the improvement.

That was the extra

1:24:061:24:13

hit.

Wow, can Kelly Clark move up

the rankings with that one? Big

1:24:131:24:23

backside five.

1:24:231:24:24

83.5. It is a slight improvement for

Kelly Clark but not enough to

1:24:291:24:37

overhaul Arielle Gold. The pressure

now comes back up to the top of the

1:24:371:24:44

pipe. She's been so relaxed all day,

Liu Jiayu of China. Such a relaxed

1:24:441:24:52

rider. She has been taking cues from

some of the creative riders in

1:24:521:24:57

snowboarding, Danny Davis one of

them, and she opens up with a

1:24:571:25:01

beautiful switch method, one of the

hardest tricks.

This is a

1:25:011:25:05

celebration of snowboarding

write-in. -- right here. Beautiful,

1:25:051:25:14

very nice hide on the second hit.

The 1080! 900!

Yes! She is still so

1:25:141:25:21

high!

Backside five, frontside ten.

Oh, she's gone. If she had landed

1:25:211:25:29

that, we would have had a big game

on our hands. She has left it all in

1:25:291:25:36

the pipe in Phoenix Park. This was a

beautiful switch method.

1:25:361:25:44

beautiful switch method. Oh, there

it is, confirmation for Chloe Kim

1:25:471:25:51

that she is the 2018 women's

snowboard half-pipe gold medallist.

1:25:511:25:56

Liu Jiayu knows she is the silver

medallist, 89.75 for that second run

1:25:561:26:06

score giving her the silver. So, as

so often has been the case for Shaun

1:26:061:26:12

White, her fellow country person,

Chloe Kim will be gifted the lap of

1:26:121:26:19

honour.

Shui tweeted this before

she'd even realised.

She has tweeted

1:26:191:26:23

when I finish my breakfast... My

stubborn self decided not to finish

1:26:231:26:34

my breakfast Sam Wykes and now I am

getting h-angry.

1:26:341:26:42

getting h-angry. -- my breakfast

sandwich. She's eating up this pipe

1:26:421:26:46

for breakfast.

Please do the

back-to-backs.

She isn't holding

1:26:461:26:49

back. She's going... Yes!

Back-to-back tens. Big front line to

1:26:491:26:59

the flat, had her legs turned on,

there is the McTwist defying logic.

1:26:591:27:04

The final inverted seven, your

Olympic champion!

Chloe Kim!

1:27:041:27:13

Following in the footsteps of Shaun

White in Vancouver, landing

1:27:131:27:16

back-to-back 1080s when she didn't

need to. Absolutely brilliant run

1:27:161:27:24

from Chloe Kim, and no disputing who

takes the gold medal. I think we

1:27:241:27:29

might be looking at the beginning of

a very long reign for a new queen of

1:27:291:27:36

half-pipe snowboarding.

Such a

strong rider, amazing level of

1:27:361:27:40

writing.

The back foot over the

head, so difficult to get the body

1:27:401:27:44

position for that.

And here we see

the first of these tens, straight up

1:27:441:27:52

the wall, she's gone, she uncorks

like a wild Cobra, coming all the

1:27:521:27:55

way around, locks it in, only

looking at this next trip.

The

1:27:551:28:03

composure she was over the board.

You need to have and know you are

1:28:031:28:07

landing the 1080.

The

1:28:071:28:15

landing the 1080.

The clinging on

that edge. Yes, I know I've already

1:28:151:28:17

won but look what I can do. I am so

proud of this standard of riding.

1:28:171:28:27

98.25! A phenomenal run from Chloe

Kim! Look at what it means to her.

1:28:271:28:35

It isn't just the Americans in the

crowd, the South Koreans. Her

1:28:351:28:41

parents emigrated to Southern

California just before she was born.

1:28:411:28:45

And she has written here and claimed

gold in the two nations. So,

1:28:451:28:52

confirmation of the result. In

bronze medal position, Arielle Gold,

1:28:521:28:55

just missing out their UC Kelly

Clark. In silver, China with Liu

1:28:551:29:00

Jiayu. In gold medal position,

dominating the women's snowboard

1:29:001:29:07

half-pipe, it is Chloe Kim.

How are you feeling? How have you

1:29:071:29:10

felt from the love and support?

Someone just hit it up with ice

1:29:101:29:15

cream so I'm down with that.

You

tweeted you were h-angry earlier on,

1:29:151:29:20

do you think it helps that final run

because you unleashed it.

I was

1:29:201:29:24

getting really h-angry, and not

stoked because my stomach was

1:29:241:29:29

rumbling. What I think I just

transferred all that anger from the

1:29:291:29:34

having an empty stomach into my

third run and it worked.

I get

1:29:341:29:40

pretty h-angry but there is no way

I'm ever able going to be able to do

1:29:401:29:45

that, phenomenal stuff from

17-year-old Chloe Kim. High

1:29:451:29:49

expectations coming in and she rose

to them and more. When it comes to

1:29:491:29:53

pipe riding, it doesn't get much

bigger than America's Shaun White, a

1:29:531:29:59

double Golden pig medallist already,

he had a tough time in Sochi four

1:29:591:30:03

years ago finishing fourth in the

pipe, he is looking for redemption

1:30:031:30:07

and this time around. He took part

in the men's qualifying today and

1:30:071:30:10

let's just see. He didn't

disappoint.

1:30:101:30:17

What can Shaun White do? He

definitely sprinkles pressure on his

1:30:171:30:26

breakfast cereal. A huge frontside

double ten.

1:30:261:30:31

The biggest two we have seen.

Absolutely perfect, the frontside

1:30:311:30:36

540. On the heel edge, he has held

it into the double. Frontside double

1:30:361:30:45

1260. You start wondering if Shaun

White isn't operating with some kind

1:30:451:30:53

of different gravitational force.

1:30:531:30:55

Look how he lands that, absolutely

perfectly, straight across. This

1:30:591:31:04

here, the switch double 1080. The

world grows up to meet him.

1:31:041:31:14

He was grabbing his binding,

interesting, on the backhand, to hug

1:31:141:31:18

himself in. The only mistake I can

see. When you think the skyhook was

1:31:181:31:28

one of the tricks used in 2006 for

his gold medal. It is like a bit of

1:31:281:31:37

nostalgia he indulges himself in.

Let us see this, he unveiled this

1:31:371:31:40

trick, you would say he perhaps

let's go... No, he held it the whole

1:31:401:31:46

run, he took his fingers off.

1:31:461:31:51

98.5!

1:31:571:32:00

You made both runs look pretty easy,

another day at the office for you?

1:32:061:32:11

Maybe the second run, the first, I

was a little nervous. You get all

1:32:111:32:16

the way to the Olympics and people

forget you made it. You say, I still

1:32:161:32:23

have to get to qualify. I am more

nervous here. It is a shame if you

1:32:231:32:28

don't make it being one of the

expected guys. It went really well.

1:32:281:32:35

93. Now, at the top. I even bumped

my school with a 95. I figured I

1:32:351:32:42

needed to centre on that one.

How

important is the starting position

1:32:421:32:48

for you tomorrow?

I just like it. I really wanted it

1:32:481:32:54

again to match up the vision I had

in my mind.

It has meant everything

1:32:541:33:00

to me today.

Do you enjoy being pushed?

1:33:001:33:05

Of course, you can't run as fast

unless someone is chasing you. It

1:33:051:33:09

has been nice to see them step it

up, do challenging runs. Put the

1:33:091:33:15

pressure on me to answer back with

something special.

1:33:151:33:19

And more from you tomorrow? Of

course, some different combinations,

1:33:191:33:24

we will see what happens.

Thank you.

1:33:241:33:27

Good morning, if you have just

joined us. Just past 7:30am. Late

1:33:441:33:51

afternoon here, the day has

certainly delivered so far. Here is

1:33:511:33:57

a little bit of what you might have

missed.

1:33:571:34:04

The Olympic athletes of Russia made

history in the mixed curling when

1:34:041:34:07

they beat Norway 8-4, in the bronze

medal match, the first medal ever

1:34:071:34:13

awarded in mixed curling. Canada and

Switzerland, head-to-head for the

1:34:131:34:19

gold medal.

Marcel Hirscher kicked off the

1:34:191:34:22

Alpine skiing programme in style,

winning the combined gold medal,

1:34:221:34:26

first Olympic title for the Austrian

widely regarded as one of the

1:34:261:34:30

greatest skiers of all time.

Shaun White's bid to win a historic

1:34:301:34:39

third half pipe gold medal is on

track, topping the qualifying with

1:34:391:34:43

an incredible run, awarded 95.5 out

of a possible 100.

1:34:431:34:54

Chloe Kim, one of the moments of the

game, claiming snowboard half pipe

1:34:541:35:02

gold in style, a near flawless

display.

1:35:021:35:08

Some great stuff so far. We are

going back to some live sport, to

1:35:081:35:12

the Hockey Centre. Canada are going

for a fifth successive medal taking

1:35:121:35:20

on Finland in the group qualifying

match. Canada have won their opening

1:35:201:35:25

game, Finland lost to the USA.

Let us take a quick look at our ice

1:35:251:35:33

hockey guide.

1:35:331:35:38

Ice hockey is one of the fastest

team sports in the world, with the

1:35:381:35:43

puck travelling at up to 100 miles

an hour. This is a full contact

1:35:431:35:48

sport which can be brutal. Each

match starts with a face-off in the

1:35:481:35:52

centre of the ice. The aim is to

score more goals than the

1:35:521:35:56

opposition. Six the side teams

contest games of 320 minute periods

1:35:561:36:03

with overtime and shoot out if

required. Penalties are given if

1:36:031:36:08

action is deemed to have broken the

rules. A penalised player has the

1:36:081:36:13

served time in the penalty box.

When a team has a player sent off,

1:36:131:36:17

they are said to be playing

short-handed while the opposing team

1:36:171:36:21

is on a power play. The best

opportunity to score.

1:36:211:36:24

For the first time since 1994, the

men's Olympic ice hockey will not

1:36:241:36:31

feature players from the NHL,

pulling out the world's biggest

1:36:311:36:35

talents. The IOC decided it would no

longer cover the cost of insurance,

1:36:351:36:40

travel and accommodation.

1:36:401:36:48

Here we go, then. A second chance to

have a look at an impressive side

1:36:581:37:03

beaten in the opener conceding a

late empty net. Canada made hard

1:37:031:37:10

work of it but Rebecca Johnston was

the start of the show, two goals and

1:37:101:37:14

assist. The defending champions

beginning with a relatively

1:37:141:37:20

comfortable victory against the

Olympic Athletes from Russia.

1:37:201:37:23

Victory for Canada will see them

guaranteed top two spot. For

1:37:231:37:29

Finland, to keep in the fight for a

place, automatically in the

1:37:291:37:35

semifinals, they need to ensure they

get something out of this game

1:37:351:37:40

today. Kent Simpson is alongside me.

When you look at this game, what are

1:37:401:37:45

the perils facing the Canadians?

It starts in net for Finland.

1:37:451:37:59

Their goalkeeper, making 39th says

out of 40 shots. Team Canada

1:38:001:38:05

shooters will have to be on their

game to get past her.

1:38:051:38:11

Finland was very impressive against

the US. Last year at the World

1:38:111:38:15

Championships, Finland actually beat

Canada. Canada is aware of what this

1:38:151:38:20

Finland team poses for them.

That is crucial. It means you only

1:38:201:38:29

have to play five rather than six

games. A change in goal for Canada,

1:38:291:38:38

Szabados gets the nod.

We saw Desbiens start against

1:38:381:38:49

Russia. She looked nervous. A

surprise seeing her in there. Not

1:38:491:38:57

such a surprise to see Szabados.

Batty, she was wonderful in that

1:38:571:39:03

opening game against the United

States. -- Noora Raty.

1:39:031:39:14

This is a stellar match between two

of probably the top four in the

1:39:171:39:24

world.

1:39:241:39:29

Szabados, a former gold medal winner

in Sochi. Flying fur trade in some

1:39:411:39:46

of the lower professional leagues in

the United States playing alongside

1:39:461:39:49

them. The real story for Shannon

Szabados. You can bet she is excited

1:39:491:39:55

to get her 20 18th Olympic Games

going with her first start.

1:39:551:40:02

Jenni Hiirikoski, the captain of the

Finland team, a crucial player.

1:40:021:40:08

These teams know each other very

well. They played against each other

1:40:081:40:13

in the World Championships in the

last three seasons. Their last

1:40:131:40:20

meeting crucially was a 4-3 victory,

for Finland. Finland know what it

1:40:201:40:27

takes in the group phasers to beat

this Canadian side having done it

1:40:271:40:30

not so long ago.

1:40:301:40:36

not so long ago. They have been very

close going into the final four

1:40:381:40:42

minutes of games. One of the keys,

not to make the stakes like that. An

1:40:421:40:49

opportunity! Brilliant. Through the

back door. Noora Raty bit. Living at

1:40:491:40:59

Costa the most simple of tasks. --

leaving Agosta.

1:40:591:41:10

What a start for Canada. Terrific

pressure. Melodie Daoust pics of the

1:41:101:41:16

past.

1:41:161:41:21

past. -- picks off. Opening up a

passing lane back door. Meghan

1:41:221:41:30

Agosta, the team Canada Vectra. All

she needed to be was in the right

1:41:301:41:37

spot, no chance for Noora Raty. 35

seconds in. -- veteran.

1:41:371:41:46

Any plans Finland may have had of

keeping it tight, they are not quite

1:41:461:41:51

out that they may well need some

reassessment.

1:41:511:41:56

Finland will have two reassess what

is going on here. Canada wearing

1:42:041:42:13

those black Jodie is -- jerseys

against the white and blue of

1:42:131:42:20

Finland.

What a sharp look these jerseys are,

1:42:201:42:25

you don't typically see that much

black on a Canadian jersey. This is

1:42:251:42:29

the replay, what a pass, lifting it

up just enough to get past the

1:42:291:42:35

defender. Meghan Agosta, driving

hard, stopping in front of the net,

1:42:351:42:43

an easy tap in.

Canada, with Sordet. Quick playback.

1:42:431:42:57

-- Saulnier. Jenner was hungry for

the shot but Noora Raty was equal to

1:42:581:43:07

it.

A real big say from Noora Raty. Not

1:43:071:43:10

happy letting in the first shot of

the game. Another two on one.

1:43:101:43:17

Something Finland will have to

identify. Jenner trying to go high

1:43:171:43:23

glove. Noora Raty equal to the task.

Wakefield for Canada. Setting things

1:43:231:43:31

going here. The Canadians asserting

their dominance as another shot goes

1:43:311:43:37

in.

1:43:371:43:45

in. The whistle blows.

1:43:451:43:55

If you Finland you need to compose

yourself quickly. Finding yourself

1:44:031:44:09

down 35 seconds into the game. It

has been all Canada. Finland have to

1:44:091:44:17

control themselves pretty quick.

Try to return it to Daoust, but

1:44:171:44:22

deflected clear.

1:44:221:44:28

deflected clear. Another pass in the

middle, it could have been offside.

1:44:281:44:31

Another chance. Canada, sensational,

in this opening two and a half

1:44:311:44:38

minutes. They have played some

terrific hockey.

1:44:381:44:44

terrific hockey.

The speed they have

come up with to start this game, the

1:44:441:44:47

way they are moving.

Better from Finland, tried to force

1:44:471:44:52

out in front. Given away in their

own zone. But they have held it

1:44:521:44:59

again, Finland is giving themselves

the best opportunity here, much

1:44:591:45:02

better. A bit of energy from the

Finns to get this game back on track

1:45:021:45:09

for them.

1:45:091:45:15

for them.

That is the type of

response Finland needed, a bit of

1:45:151:45:18

pressure. Ultimately leading to a

point-blank shot blocked nicely.

1:45:181:45:25

Into the zone a long rebound. A

better effort on goal.

1:45:251:45:37

Daoust this is more like the game we

expected. A penalty is going to be

1:45:381:45:44

called here, and just as Finland get

themselves moving, Susanna Tapani is

1:45:441:45:50

going to take a penalty and hand

Canada and early power play.

I don't

1:45:501:45:53

like this for Tapani. Finland really

ramping up their game, pushing the

1:45:531:46:04

pace up from their side and just a

little too aggressive, the body

1:46:041:46:11

contact, on Sarah Nurse. You can

have a little bit of body contact,

1:46:111:46:16

you can't bodycheck in the women's

game and that was a bodychecked by

1:46:161:46:19

Tapani.

Puck straight out from the

stick of Michelle Karvinen. Balls

1:46:191:46:28

seconds elapsed.

Finland is going to

make their way back, they will have

1:46:281:46:35

to have the number one forward,

Michelle Karvinen.

Canada trying to

1:46:351:46:41

create the face of. Given away.

1:46:411:46:43

Valila very much in the swing of

things and the key cog to this

1:47:061:47:09

Finland game.

1:47:091:47:12

50 seconds killed off the power

play, Canada not getting the good

1:47:191:47:24

set of time they would have wanted.

Good work by Finland winning their

1:47:241:47:30

battles and being able to take it

around. This is better.

1:47:301:47:39

around. This is better. Spooner we

collects. Canada pressing hard.

1:47:411:47:44

Agosta?. Back to the blue line,

high, hard shot. That was a cannon.

1:47:441:47:52

Nobody was able to get the tip and

it becomes an easy clear for the

1:47:521:47:57

Finns.

Fortunately, though shot was

about six feet high. The goal head

1:47:571:48:05

is about four feet so missed the

target by quite a lot.

With

1:48:051:48:09

defensive work by the Finns, Mickey

-- making it difficult to get into

1:48:091:48:16

the zone. Spooner will take a

penalty. That was poor from Spooner.

1:48:161:48:28

That was Jenni Hiirikoski doing some

great work. Basically forcing

1:48:281:48:36

Spooner to play the body, and that

will nullify the power play. There

1:48:361:48:43

was only a few seconds left. When

that is done it'll be a power play

1:48:431:48:49

for Finland.

And -- and illegal hit

is the call. Finland having survived

1:48:491:48:58

after going behind after 35 seconds

now have the opportunity to get

1:48:581:49:01

themselves back into this game.

There is Michelle Karvinen.

Very

1:49:011:49:07

strong penalty call for Finland, no

great scoring chances the Canada.

1:49:071:49:12

Finland going into the power play.

1:49:121:49:21

Hiirikoski waiting for that penalty

to expire, gets to score a power

1:49:251:49:31

play goal in this tournament.

1:49:311:49:35

Nuutinen, has got her legs going in

this tournament so far.

1:49:381:49:45

Finland are now on the power play so

a one skater advantage. It is with

1:49:501:49:55

Susanna Tapani. Will the power play

look different for the Finns, do you

1:49:551:50:02

think?

Well, we saw Rosa Lindstedt

out there at the start, they have

1:50:021:50:07

since changed but that is something

we found intriguing in the opening

1:50:071:50:11

game against the USA, putting a

large defender right in front of the

1:50:111:50:16

net, trying to create some screens.

You do have to make sure you get

1:50:161:50:22

bodies in front of Shannon Szabados.

She really is one of the very best

1:50:221:50:28

practitioner two of goal-tending.

She played men's hockey before

1:50:281:50:38

returning to the women's game. Do

they push themselves physically and

1:50:381:50:45

go and play professionally in the

men's legal term to make to they

1:50:451:50:48

support the women's league? A few of

them have had that crisis of

1:50:481:50:53

conscience, I think, more than

anything else.

It is right. It is a

1:50:531:50:59

difficult choice. These women that

are the best in the world, they want

1:50:591:51:02

to push their boundaries as best

they can. Shannon Szabados thought

1:51:021:51:10

that is plying my trade against men.

And they are going to shoot the puck

1:51:101:51:16

harder, the pace is quicker, but

there are so many terrific women's

1:51:161:51:20

leagues coming up. You look at the

two in North America, Sweden has a

1:51:201:51:24

terrific one as well, where the

shots and competition the women face

1:51:241:51:29

are excellent. As of right now,

there isn't a wrong choice.

Puck

1:51:291:51:38

goes hard into the Canadian bench. A

little shrug of the shoulders from

1:51:381:51:44

Rougeau. I think that was an

apology. I didn't mean to take you

1:51:441:51:48

out. It is very dangerous when you

are on the bench and quite often

1:51:481:51:53

you're talking to somebody or

drinking water and all of a sudden

1:51:531:51:56

the puck flies in there.

I've seen

many a coach in my time or back-up

1:51:561:52:04

goal-tender take a puck off the

shoulder or even a forehead, have to

1:52:041:52:10

go back for stitches while the game

is going on.

The power play has come

1:52:101:52:15

to nothing for Finland. Successfully

killed by Canada.

1:52:151:52:26

One of the veterans of this Canadian

team, Meaghan Mikkelson.

1:52:261:52:31

Bit of a free spirit, Johnston.

Proved to be absolutely deadly in

1:52:371:52:45

their opener against the Olympic

Athletes from Russia. Fast cannot

1:52:451:52:51

hold it at the blue line.

Some

terrific work from Jenner?. She can

1:52:511:53:00

be an extremely effective play when

she is using her size and strength.

1:53:001:53:03

The puck, she tried to keep it in.

The puck has to come entirely over

1:53:031:53:10

the blue line and a nice overhead

shot of the Canada goal coming 35

1:53:101:53:17

seconds into the game, off the stick

of Agosta?. You see the defender for

1:53:171:53:23

Finland, Jenni Hiirikoski, trying to

take away the past but it was

1:53:231:53:29

perfect over the stick and on a

platter for Agosta? to get over the

1:53:291:53:34

line.

Not a great lot that

Hiirikoski could have done.

1:53:341:53:42

Sometimes you just have to tip your

cap to the other team and say that

1:53:421:53:46

was a wonderful goal.

So, Meghan

Agosta?, she has been there and seen

1:53:461:53:55

it all before. And played a very key

role in everything that's been

1:53:551:54:02

happening with this Canadian team

for the past decade.

When she's in

1:54:021:54:06

training with Canada, she is a

police officer back home in Ontario.

1:54:061:54:14

It would be arresting if she pulled

over and you recognised her from her

1:54:141:54:20

international time.

You must think

how frustrating that must be for

1:54:201:54:23

her. I'm bang to rights here but can

we have a selfie? Arrested by one of

1:54:231:54:30

the greats of Canadian hockey. Now

an opportunity to break into the

1:54:301:54:37

offensive zone.

1:54:371:54:42

offensive zone. Nuutinen working

hard in the offensive zone, Canada

1:54:431:54:45

bringing it back with Wakefield.

Spooner blew her tyres skating into

1:54:451:54:51

the zone and she stretched her right

leg back. Look at this. Nearly a

1:54:511:54:57

nice bit of skill and that is where

body contact is allowed but checking

1:54:571:55:00

is not.

Real, real nice job from the

Canadian defender, Laura Fortino.

1:55:001:55:07

Not watching the puck. Nuutinen

tries to put it through her feet.

1:55:071:55:16

Fortino tries to stay square to the

skater, more or less in peeves

1:55:161:55:20

progress. Doesn't throw a body

check, just a little contact.

1:55:201:55:26

Lindstedt, feeding it straight to

the stick of ridge-mac, who was

1:55:261:55:32

active. Finland trying the other

side to get it out of the zone. A

1:55:321:55:37

big clash and Canada can keep it on

again. Sends it in hard, Lacquette.

1:55:371:55:42

She is a strong player.

1:55:421:55:50

She is a strong player. Raty has the

conversation with the officials.

1:55:501:55:56

Brigette Lacquette has one of the

strongest shots on the backhand. She

1:55:561:56:00

is a strong girl, £180, she is a

native of the Saskatchewan, first

1:56:001:56:07

first Nations player to suit up for

Canada in the Olympics.

1:56:071:56:16

Saskatchewan seems to be the home of

Canadian hockey. The freezing cold

1:56:161:56:23

winters, the Barnes on the farms,

ice rinks, it feels like everywhere.

1:56:231:56:34

Approaching the midway point of this

first period, and Finland have

1:56:391:56:45

survived the early pressure Canada

put on but haven't created anything

1:56:451:56:49

of any real quality as yet.

1:56:491:56:56

This could be an opportunity to make

something happen for Finland. Being

1:56:591:57:04

hounded and harassed. The shot comes

off the post!

1:57:041:57:13

off the post! Jumping in, Rosa

Lindstedt. Greater Charles and

1:57:141:57:15

Rudolph the play. The other end,

Canada Compaq with Johnston. Good

1:57:151:57:20

play by Johnston.

1:57:201:57:23

Raty hangs onto this one. Chances at

both ends, though.

We are seeing

1:57:421:57:47

some fabulous hockey right here. If

this is an indication of what we

1:57:471:57:50

will see is this tournament goes on,

viewers will be in for a treat but

1:57:501:57:56

these women are doing some wonderful

things. You mention Lindstedt

1:57:561:58:01

jumping into the play, firing it

height of the post, Shannon

1:58:011:58:09

Szabados, it brings off her post. So

close to tying it up. 6-foot one is

1:58:091:58:17

Rosa Lindstedt, an enormous presence

on the ice. Just couldn't get it

1:58:171:58:23

past the post.

It shook the net,

that one. Interesting that Lindstedt

1:58:231:58:31

appears to be wearing some kind of

watch. Whether it is an activity

1:58:311:58:38

Tracker?

That it's very odd, you

don't see watchers on the ice. A

1:58:381:58:44

little/ of the stick and that'll

explode into a million pieces on the

1:58:441:58:47

ice.

I wonder whether she forgot to

take it off.

To be honest, I don't

1:58:471:58:53

even know if that is allowed! You

can imagine if you get into a little

1:58:531:58:58

battle in front of the net, that

watch grazes your chin or fuel-mac.

1:58:581:59:05

If the referee was aware of that,

I'm sure she would ask her to take

1:59:051:59:12

it off.

1:59:121:59:12

This is strong play. Valila was

working on this one.

Terrific

1:59:171:59:28

example of how physical the women's

game is. No penalty calls, but that

1:59:281:59:33

scrum in the corner, a lot of body

contact initiated from Wakefield.

1:59:331:59:37

Shannon Szabados takes possession

behind the line. So, there will be a

1:59:371:59:45

face-off in the zone. Shannon

Szabados didn't even dress for the

1:59:451:59:53

first game, she looked very

frustrated.

Lead us to believe what

1:59:531:59:58

the head coach of hockey Canada was

doing, what their game plan is, in

1:59:582:00:08

opportunity to give Desbiens an

opportunity. She knows it'll be a

2:00:082:00:12

long tournament and wanted to give

Shannon Szabados a break. When we

2:00:122:00:17

were handed the line-up today, it

wasn't even Shannon Szabados that

2:00:172:00:21

was going to be starting. It was

going to be Genevieve Lacasse that

2:00:212:00:26

was going to be the starting

netminder.

So, an infraction on the

2:00:262:00:32

blade from Wakefield means that

there is some power play time for

2:00:322:00:36

Finland and they are set up in the

zone. Trying to force a time, but

2:00:362:00:43

the whistle-blowers.

2:00:432:00:47

Great pressure from Finland. If you

win that face off in the zone, you

2:00:512:00:57

can create.

Absolutely right, you have to win

2:00:572:01:00

the face-off. How about the strength

from the goal-tender, the core

2:01:002:01:06

strength. Able to keep that puck out

and keep her body from sliding back

2:01:062:01:11

into the net.

Valimaki did well again in the

2:01:112:01:18

face-off circle. Finland have got to

battle hard here to get good quality

2:01:182:01:24

possession.

By sending it around.

2:01:242:01:33

By sending it around. Good defensive

play by the Renata Fast, all the way

2:01:342:01:37

down the ice. A good chase out there

by Saulnier.

2:01:372:01:42

Not a great pass, unfortunately, to

Karvinen.

2:01:452:01:57

Hard contact into the corner. No

penalty called on the play. Held at

2:01:572:02:03

the blue line. Canada will clear

away. That number one unit out there

2:02:032:02:09

for the Finns. They have the five

players, which the coaching staff

2:02:092:02:15

believe have the best chance of

scoring. Time is ticking quickly.

2:02:152:02:19

Szabados will hang onto that one.

Something or nothing really, that

2:02:252:02:30

shops. A save Szabados should make

nine out of ten.

2:02:302:02:35

A long shot from Jenni Hiirikoski,

60 feet away, that is how far the

2:02:352:02:39

blue line is from the goal line.

Szabados seem that the whole way.

2:02:392:02:47

Lindstedt couldn't hang onto

possession. Canada killing of this

2:02:472:02:53

power play again. Good work from the

Canadians.

2:02:532:03:00

Wakefield steps back out onto the

ice. Finland can't handle the pass.

2:03:002:03:07

This has been a much more equal

period after that opening three

2:03:072:03:13

minutes where Finland nearly got

shell-shocked.

2:03:132:03:18

A nice response from Finland.

Sakkinen goes chasing. Szabados is

2:03:182:03:25

there, so confident.

2:03:252:03:33

Everybody in offside on this

occasion. Spooner, Jenner and

2:03:332:03:40

Turnbull the three who play

together. There is the head coach.

2:03:402:03:44

Lots of pressure on her in many

respects, the nation of Canada will

2:03:442:03:50

take this very seriously, as will

the Finns.

2:03:502:03:52

You are right, their coach, former

player on the team Canada women's

2:03:522:03:59

programme, now the head coach. She

knows all about the pressure. About

2:03:592:04:03

the eyes and the armchair coaches

watching back home in Canada.

2:04:032:04:14

watching back home in Canada.

Good

pinching in there. It should be

2:04:142:04:20

cleared away, it is.

2:04:202:04:28

We have not mentioned Meghan Agosta

for quite some time. That is

2:04:312:04:39

testament to the way the Finns have

been played. Great skating from the

2:04:392:04:46

zone. No penalty called on the play.

That top unit is out there right

2:04:462:04:52

now. Poulin, so strong.

Cleared away by the Finns.

2:04:522:05:07

Cleared away by the Finns.

Poulin,

one on two, able to win that battle.

2:05:082:05:12

That long shot just about deflected

through Noora Raty.

2:05:122:05:16

Poulin has been the player this site

has looked at whenever it is in

2:05:162:05:20

trouble. Two goals in the gold medal

game at an important time. The shot

2:05:202:05:29

coming in from Karvinen, another

easy one for Szabados. There is

2:05:292:05:35

Larocque, she never actually saw the

overtime goal go in in Sochi. She

2:05:352:05:40

said she couldn't bear to look at

that point. She was looking here,

2:05:402:05:44

though.

A real nice job, jumping up into the

2:05:442:05:51

play. Assistant captain for Team

Canada, just loses the handle of the

2:05:512:05:58

park. A good job from Oona coming

out to help her team-mates.

2:05:582:06:13

out to help her team-mates. --

Rahunen.

2:06:132:06:18

Got it on the stick, so it was OK.

2:06:192:06:31

If anyone manages to go home with an

Olympic Park, they have different

2:06:332:06:38

ones for each game. A gold one for

the gold-medal game.

2:06:382:06:46

the gold-medal game. Four years ago,

the referee said even the officials

2:06:462:06:49

were trying to steal them from the

officials's room because they all

2:06:492:06:54

wanted a memento, but they are kept

under lock and key.

2:06:542:06:58

A chance, Jenner, stopped by

Ratuniyarawa.

2:06:582:07:02

Jenner using her great strength. --

Noora Raty.

2:07:022:07:13

This is better from the Finns.

Towards the middle. Lindstedt jumped

2:07:192:07:24

into the play. They have to get

better in a hurry.

2:07:242:07:31

Jenner has really stepped up her

game here today. So strong out

2:07:312:07:36

there. Some terrific work in the

offensive zone.

2:07:362:07:41

Canada will go back outside, across

the crease. Play continues. Three

2:07:412:07:51

and a half minutes to go in the

first session, it has been all

2:07:512:07:54

energy. And pretty intense as well,

neither side is willing to back down

2:07:542:08:01

here. Another big body contact in

the middle. I think the officials

2:08:012:08:05

will have to start thinking about

this.

2:08:052:08:07

Venla Hovi. Can't keep her feet,

under pressure from Wakefield.

2:08:072:08:16

Centre back in by Rahunen. Szabados

will act like a sweeper. Taking

2:08:162:08:23

control for Canada.

2:08:232:08:28

control for Canada. Spooner offside

again. And what a finish! Poulin.

2:08:322:08:41

Play continues. This is remarkable.

Poulin thought for sure the puck

2:08:412:08:45

went in the back of the net, the

referee was right there, she waved

2:08:452:08:50

it off. You know they are going to a

video replay to see if it went in

2:08:502:08:56

and out in a blink of an eye.

It has to be a goal. Poulin thought

2:08:562:09:00

the short it went in.

Picking out the pass. A great

2:09:002:09:06

attempt on goal by 40 Non. They will

put time back on the clock if they

2:09:062:09:16

need to. Now, the whistle blows. You

can bet the officials are heading to

2:09:162:09:20

the box. Everyone is asking the same

question, a horn went in the arena.

2:09:202:09:27

Confused?

It seems pretty clear cut.

It looked like it went in, it

2:09:272:09:33

happened very quickly. The

juxtaposition was incredible, the

2:09:332:09:37

minute the referee signalled no

goal, the Horn went off.

Poulin was

2:09:372:09:42

pointing, it went in.

This is the replay.

That is a goal.

2:09:422:09:52

Straight off the back bar, and out.

This is a goal. How about those hand

2:09:522:10:00

from Poulin. A bubbling puck. She

picks it up and in a second rifles

2:10:002:10:07

it up. She knew right away. She was

looking in disbelief at the referee.

2:10:072:10:15

You can't fault the referee, it

happened so quickly.

2:10:152:10:19

Here is the official call.

2:10:192:10:25

Here is the official call.

After

video review, we have a good goal.

2:10:252:10:28

They will put the time back on the

clock that elapsed from that moment.

2:10:282:10:33

And Canada now lead by 2-0.

Heartbreak for Jenni Hiirikoski, the

2:10:332:10:43

defenceman for Finland. The worst

three people in the world who could

2:10:432:10:51

let that puck go on to the stick.

Remarkable, to the backhand,

2:10:512:10:58

upstairs. Wonderful to watch. 43

seconds had elapsed, put back on the

2:10:582:11:06

clock.

This is where video replay works

2:11:062:11:08

very well.

To ensure we got the right decision.

2:11:082:11:14

A mistake at the other end, Szabados

shrugging it off. Johnston goes

2:11:142:11:23

chasing. Finland now trailing by

two. Hiirikoski will be frustrated

2:11:232:11:29

that she thought she had it under

control, but it left the stick and

2:11:292:11:35

Poulin was predatory.

2:11:352:11:37

What is the response from Finland?

They need to find a way to get a bit

2:11:432:11:47

more pressure on Szabados.

Canada will we see it again.

2:11:472:11:58

Mikkelson has it back again. Finland

step up. Chasing after it with

2:11:582:12:05

Valimaki.

2:12:052:12:11

Good checking from Spooner.

2:12:132:12:19

Savolainen went down but did well.

Spooner Court of time, a third time

2:12:212:12:26

in this period. -- court.

This is from Poulin.

2:12:262:12:35

Those hands are so fast. Look at the

reaction.

2:12:352:12:42

I love it. Getting to celebrate

twice. The whistle didn't go, play

2:12:422:12:50

kept going, she quickly had to get

back into it. Then she got to do it

2:12:502:12:54

the real after the referee gave her

announcement.

2:12:542:12:59

Raty gives it straight to Daoust,

Klakegg using the backboard. --

2:12:592:13:06

Lacazette.

2:13:062:13:11

Lacazette. Early and late is what

Canada have done.

2:13:142:13:21

Probably going to be a holding call.

Exactly what the official signals.

2:13:272:13:35

No need to take her hand off the

stick and grab onto Agosta. They are

2:13:352:13:41

already down 2-0. A real strong

opportunity for Canada. To almost

2:13:412:13:50

put this game out of reach.

Absolutely. Looking at recent

2:13:502:13:55

fixtures between the teams, 4-3, the

Finns won in the group phase of the

2:13:552:14:02

World Championships. 4-0 in the

knockout phase. 2016, 6-1, 5-3, the

2:14:022:14:09

Canadiens one. The key is Finland

have to keep it tight, late, in a

2:14:092:14:13

game like this.

2:14:132:14:19

Lindstedt try to use her size and

strength. Find Hiirikoski. Turning

2:14:252:14:30

into trouble.

2:14:302:14:35

into trouble. Canada have possession

back. Lacquette. Agosta. In the end,

2:14:362:14:45

Jenner was just a little bit too

high to collect the pass. Good stick

2:14:452:14:50

contact to force a shot wide.

2:14:502:14:57

This could be a chance for Rebecca

Johnston! Shoots and scores! The

2:15:022:15:08

referee says no. This one is going

to go upstairs. With 4.5 seconds

2:15:082:15:15

remaining in the first period, it

feels like... We are going to have

2:15:152:15:20

another one of those big moments

here.

Well, there is no doubt about

2:15:202:15:26

it, the puck is in the back of the

net. The referee is on the opposite

2:15:262:15:32

side of the goal-tender but there is

no question this puck is in the back

2:15:322:15:36

of the net. Terrific camera work

right here, the puck is completely

2:15:362:15:42

over the red line. You can see

Rebecca Johnston look. The referee,

2:15:422:15:51

the American referee, was waving it

off as all five Canadians are

2:15:512:15:55

celebrating in front of her. Once

again, they are going to check out

2:15:552:15:59

the video review.

It is absolutely a

goal from what we have seen and I

2:15:592:16:04

imagine that is the conclusion very

quickly they will come to. The

2:16:042:16:08

referees don't have the benefit of

the replay but let's see this.

2:16:082:16:13

Spooner is right there. The first

one went in and then Spooner made

2:16:132:16:18

sure. There is the best angle of it

right there. Raty pad gets pushed

2:16:182:16:25

inside the post. And was not able to

keep the puck out. This will be a

2:16:252:16:33

killer for Finland if this comes

with 4.5 seconds left in the first

2:16:332:16:36

period to make it 3-0.

Johnston

shoots, it bobbles, and it is in

2:16:362:16:46

before Spooner forces it over the

line.

Noora Raty is not happy with

2:16:462:16:53

the goal. It hits her pad closer to

derny and roles, deflecting off the

2:16:532:17:00

knee into the net. She had a pad the

wrong way.

Apart from that, it is

2:17:002:17:07

her momentum moving backwards into

the net as well.

You're right but a

2:17:072:17:14

netminder of her capability, she

knows where she is moving.

Here we

2:17:142:17:16

go, then. Conversations on the

backbenches. Hard to imagine Canada,

2:17:162:17:26

assuming this counts... No goal!

Huge decision.

This is remarkable.

I

2:17:262:17:37

think clearly that was over the line

from what we saw.

Everything that we

2:17:372:17:43

saw showed it was. We did not see an

overhead. Maybe the puck rolling on

2:17:432:17:48

its side, maybe there was a corner

of it still upright on the goal

2:17:482:17:52

line. But this is a remarkable

judgment call. It was called no girl

2:17:522:18:01

on the ice.

If the video evidence

isn't conclusive, they have to go

2:18:012:18:04

with the on ice rule. The shots

which we saw, which looked

2:18:042:18:11

definitive, wasn't definitive enough

for the people on the video review,

2:18:112:18:16

saying we can see white underneath

but we can't see if it exactly

2:18:162:18:21

crossed over the line. The question

is where the face-off should take

2:18:212:18:24

place. The Finns want it outside the

zone because it means no scoring

2:18:242:18:28

chance but it will be inside the

scoring zone. Canada will feel

2:18:282:18:34

aggrieved because they know that

went over the line or feel it went

2:18:342:18:38

over the line. Finland and Noora --

Noora Raty get over the line. It

2:18:382:18:51

should be 3-0, it is a moment of

controversy. Should Finland come

2:18:512:18:56

back and cause problems for Canada,

you can here than being very upset

2:18:562:19:00

with what has happened. As it is,

though, Canada relatively

2:19:002:19:04

comfortable leading 2-0.

You're

right, it'll be interesting how both

2:19:042:19:10

teams react to start the second

period.

So, Canada in control. The

2:19:102:19:16

defending champions leading the

Finns 2-0.

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So, drama at the end of the first

period of that ice hockey match. We

2:19:542:19:59

will be back for the second period,

Canada looking good at the moment to

2:19:592:20:03

make it to make wins out of two in

the group stages. If you have just

2:20:032:20:07

joined us, good morning. The snow is

starting to fall in Pyeongchang. If

2:20:072:20:12

you have missed any of the action so

far, here is a quick look at the

2:20:122:20:16

best of the headlines on this fourth

day. The Olympic Athletes from

2:20:162:20:22

Russia won the first ever medal

awarded in mixed curling when they

2:20:222:20:26

beat Norway 8-4 in the bronze medal

match. Canada and Switzerland go

2:20:262:20:31

head-to-head for gold later today.

Shaun White's bid to win a historic

2:20:312:20:37

third half-pipe gold medal is firmly

on track after the American topped

2:20:372:20:42

the qualifying with an incredible

run awarded 98.5 points out of a

2:20:422:20:47

possible 100. Chloe Kim, an American

teenager with South Korean parents,

2:20:472:20:54

produced one of the minds of the

game so far when living up to her

2:20:542:20:58

favourite tag and claiming snowboard

half half-pipe gold in near flawless

2:20:582:21:04

style. The build-up to Pyeongchang

2018 has been dominated by doping.

2:21:042:21:10

Today we have had our first failed

drugs test of these Games. Japanese

2:21:102:21:18

short-track speed skater Kei Saito

has tested positive for a masking

2:21:182:21:22

agent and has been suspended. He is

a reserve and hasn't competed in

2:21:222:21:26

South Korea so far and there will be

a final ruling issued after these

2:21:262:21:30

Games. The wind finally dropped in

Pyeongchang and the Alpine skiing

2:21:302:21:37

got under way, the first event was

the men's combined, it downhill

2:21:372:21:41

followed by a slalom session.

There's two times are added together

2:21:412:21:44

to find out who would be crowned

Olympic champion. Austria's Marcel

2:21:442:21:51

Hirscher, 55 World Cup wins, as yet

no Olympic gold, he would face tough

2:21:512:21:56

competition, particularly from the

Frenchman Alexis Pinturault, one of

2:21:562:22:01

the dominant forces on the World Cup

circuit. So, we will head to our

2:22:012:22:08

commentators in a little while at

the Alpine arena to find out who

2:22:082:22:12

could lift the first Alpine gold

medal of this Winter Olympic Games.

2:22:122:22:17

Graham Bell and Matt Chilton take

you through the best of the action.

2:22:172:22:22

COMMENTATOR: The first I Alpine ski

racer, Thomas Dressen, at the 2018

2:22:222:22:34

Olympic Games. Delays with the wind,

we have had to wait for the Tuesday

2:22:342:22:39

for the men's Alpine combined to get

under way. It is a shortened course

2:22:392:22:43

because of the wind and Graham Bell

will talk you through it now.

We are

2:22:432:22:47

starting on top of the

roller-coaster section where there

2:22:472:22:50

are tunnels underneath the course

coming up onto what would be the

2:22:502:22:54

second jump in the downhill, the

Dragons poor around the big sweeping

2:22:542:23:03

turn, the Paradise turn. And over

the second jump, and then heading

2:23:032:23:09

towards the blue Dragon Valley. Now,

Thomas Dressen, he is experienced

2:23:092:23:15

downhill, not up to much in slalom

and this combined race really is a

2:23:152:23:20

match of the two. He has got good

speed, had good speed in the

2:23:202:23:26

training runs, top seven in the last

training runs so expect Dressen to

2:23:262:23:30

set down a very good time. He has

had an error-free run, with a little

2:23:302:23:36

bit of wind. He comes past the magic

tree, heading towards the final jump

2:23:362:23:40

now.

Dressen the man who won the

downhill just before the start of

2:23:402:23:49

the Olympic Winter Games with a

couple of reasonable results in

2:23:492:23:52

combined events on the World Cup

this season. There will be plenty of

2:23:522:23:59

interest now is Marcel Hirscher

prepares to race. Hirscher in action

2:23:592:24:06

for the first time. Since the last

Olympic Games where he claimed a

2:24:062:24:11

silver medal in the slalom, and the

world Championships in 2015, he won

2:24:112:24:17

gold. The following worlds, he

claimed silver in the Alpine

2:24:172:24:25

combined event. If Hirscher goes

reasonably well in downhill, he will

2:24:252:24:28

be the man to catch in the second

leg later on.

His training runs, his

2:24:282:24:35

best was 3.66 out. That was a big

jump! He went over that roller and

2:24:352:24:43

luckily he was balanced as he took

to the air. This is a good run. He

2:24:432:24:46

can afford to give away 2.5 seconds

to Dressen as long as he stays in

2:24:462:24:52

the top 30, that is the most

important thing Hirscher has to do

2:24:522:24:55

today. Damage limitation in the

downhill.

That is pretty good,

2:24:552:25:03

within 1.32, Hirscher will be pretty

content with the way his combined

2:25:032:25:09

Olympic campaign has begun. That was

a jump that took him by surprise,

2:25:092:25:14

however. He flew that!

2:25:142:25:20

however. He flew that! Pavel

Trikhichev, from the OAR team.

2:25:202:25:27

Trikhichev, from the OAR team. What

has happened to him? Must have had

2:25:272:25:32

an incident early on.

Oh, my word.

He straggled. The binding exploded.

2:25:322:25:41

Goodness me. Thankfully both skis

are off but he got tangled up badly

2:25:412:25:49

in the safety netting.

So we are

going to have a start stop. This

2:25:492:25:55

snow is so grippy, it pinched him in

on the gate. Now we are onto some

2:25:552:26:04

downhillers. They will have an

impact into what is happening with

2:26:042:26:08

the slalom.

Yeah, this is Aksel Lund

Svindal. We imagine he will not be

2:26:082:26:15

turning up for the slalom later.

This is something he's treating as

2:26:152:26:20

another reconnaissance mission for

downhill Day which has been moved to

2:26:202:26:22

Thursday.

Yeah,... He was late going

into the blue Dragon Valley. He is

2:26:222:26:34

nowhere near good enough to race

slalom. That short, sharp pressure

2:26:342:26:39

in on the gates. Downhill, you can

build the pressure, you can get away

2:26:392:26:43

with being slow, strong and

powerful. Look how much looser and

2:26:432:26:50

more relaxed he is than the slalom

skiers we have seen before.

35 years

2:26:502:26:57

young now, Aksel Lund Svindal, and

he is here with one thing in mind -

2:26:572:27:00

to win the Olympic downhill on

Thursday. He is in second position

2:27:002:27:04

at the moment but that is just

another training run. Here is the

2:27:042:27:09

Olympic downhill champion and

Matthias Mayer is his name, he

2:27:092:27:17

claimed the gold four years ago and

became a national hero in Austria.

2:27:172:27:25

As all previous downhill Olympic

champions do. Mayer joins the list.

2:27:252:27:31

Seven in total.

He will defend his

title on Thursday. Matthias Mayer

2:27:312:27:38

first of all tackles the Alpine

combined and away he goes.

2:27:382:27:43

Mayer is in front at the first

intermediate.

Looking for signs of

2:27:522:27:59

wind on the track. It looks like

Mayer is having a fairly clean run

2:27:592:28:03

with no gusts. That is the

left-hander, going through the gate.

2:28:032:28:13

Looks like there is a headwind.

Looked like there was a bit of a

2:28:132:28:17

headwind.

Next

2:28:172:28:28

headwind.

Next intermediate, 45.89

for Dressen, Mayer is in touch.

This

2:28:282:28:32

is clean and fast.

It is huge! What

a jump! He's styled it out, putting

2:28:322:28:39

an old school twister in there.

Spectacular skiing from Mayer. I

2:28:392:28:44

think he would have enjoyed that.

He

has got some airtime and some speed

2:28:442:28:49

as well.

Still the fastest time from

the first man down the mountain but

2:28:492:28:57

Mayer has come close. Good finish.

Matthias Mayer skis into third

2:28:572:29:09

position, via a spectacular jump,

which gave him a huge amount of

2:29:092:29:13

height and distance.

2:29:132:29:21

height and distance. Kjetil Jansrud

on his way. He along with Aksel Lund

2:29:212:29:27

Svindal the trailblazers for the

Norwegian men's team. Jansrud is

2:29:272:29:34

here with a chance to win one, two,

possibly three medals, if everything

2:29:342:29:41

goes according to plan.

I think what

has happened is the tailwind that

2:29:412:29:47

Dressen had has died away. These

guys are getting a strong headwind

2:29:472:29:53

and a lack of a tailwind the earlier

skiers had. Jansrud is doing a very

2:29:532:29:58

good job in difficult conditions

because he doesn't have the

2:29:582:30:01

advantage of a tailwind on the mid

part of the cause.

Jansrud within

2:30:012:30:06

half a second attempt to our's lead.

Has he managed to close the gap?

2:30:062:30:12

This could set things alight. There

is his good team-mate, his mate

2:30:122:30:16

Aksel Lund Svindal. Jansrud skis

into fourth.

2:30:162:30:24

Innerhofer was Olympic bronze

medallist four years ago in Sochi.

2:30:262:30:37

He has got to put down a serious

downhill run to give himself a

2:30:372:30:41

chance. He has the go close if not

quicker than Dressen.

2:30:412:30:46

Quicker at the first split. Good

stuff from the Italian. Innerhofer

2:30:462:30:52

does like it super icy. He has got

back today.

2:30:522:31:02

Innerhofer had a difficult time in

January, crashing in the two biggest

2:31:022:31:11

downhill races of the season. Got

away with it, no injuries. It is a

2:31:112:31:16

good run. Suddenly in the mix. No

change at all, Thomas Dressen leads

2:31:162:31:27

the way.

2:31:272:31:28

The race is underway, Muffat-Jeandet

should be the first man to complete

2:31:412:31:45

the course. Before him, Murisier

started but didn't get very far. A

2:31:452:31:54

good combined skier, here's one an

event already this season.

2:31:542:32:00

Starting on a clean track.

A lot of

offset in this slalom.

2:32:002:32:06

Muffat-Jeandet with an early start

number will need a good one. 2.23

2:32:062:32:13

down on the winner of the first,

Thomas Dressen. Disappointed with

2:32:132:32:18

his downhill. He could get a medal

from this position with a great

2:32:182:32:22

slalom run.

Their one has gone before him. A

2:32:222:32:27

fresh canvas underfoot. Carving some

sweet turns, the Frenchman. He races

2:32:272:32:33

in Valdez air. His

2:32:332:32:40

in Valdez air. His combined time,

the benchmark now.

2:32:402:32:46

Here he is, a regular World Cup

slalom specialist, he will attack

2:32:462:32:49

the top part of the course. Through

the first five turns, you can tell

2:32:492:32:55

the difference straightaway between

those who skied regularly top level

2:32:552:32:58

slalom and those who dabble. Still

in the green.

Really all that

2:32:582:33:06

advantage has gone.

He is skidding, you can see the snow

2:33:062:33:09

coming out from underneath the skis

at the top of the turn. This is the

2:33:092:33:14

tricky banana gate up onto the final

pitch.

2:33:142:33:20

Still potentially good enough to go

into silver medal position.

2:33:202:33:27

First and second separated by .40

three.

2:33:272:33:32

Can Schwartz finish with a flourish

and put pressure on Muffat-Jeandet,

2:33:322:33:36

he has come close.

Good enough for second.

2:33:362:33:42

Muffat-Jeandet still leading the way

for France. Now, it is the main man,

2:33:422:33:49

Marcel Hirscher. The best technical

skier in the world. 1.01 seconds his

2:33:492:33:56

advantage over Muffat-Jeandet after

the first run. A beautiful downhill

2:33:562:34:00

leg this morning. The one thing

missing from his trophy cabinet is

2:34:002:34:06

an Olympic gold medal.

Can he put

that right?

2:34:062:34:09

Looking pretty good but not as clean

as Muffat-Jeandet on the top part.

2:34:092:34:14

Laying them over onto an edge. This

is where the acceleration comes,

2:34:142:34:19

risking everything on the second

run.

2:34:192:34:22

He is adding to his lead. Doing what

he does best in the Alpine skiing

2:34:222:34:28

world. The wind is there but he is

battling his way through, she

2:34:282:34:32

doesn't seem to care. The wind is

whipping up trying to distract him.

2:34:322:34:37

Can he do enough to move into gold

medal position? Yes. Comfortably.

2:34:372:34:47

Oh, glorious slalom skiing from

Marcel Hirscher.

2:34:482:34:54

There is the man who could change

things around. Alexi Pinturault from

2:34:542:35:00

France is ready to race for the

final time today. Pushing hard out

2:35:002:35:05

of the start, he doesn't have an

awful lot over Hirscher coming into

2:35:052:35:10

this second leg.

0.28 his lead.

A little stumble.

2:35:102:35:18

Oh, he countered protected. A great

recovery. And again the same

2:35:182:35:24

mistake. Jetting out on the turn.

Pinturault finds himself behind

2:35:242:35:31

Marcel Hirscher. He has turned on

the red light.

2:35:312:35:35

Right now, it is good enough

potentially for silver medal

2:35:352:35:39

position. Hirscher was so quick on

the bottom half, there is no way

2:35:392:35:46

Pinturault can move into gold.

He

has gone into second.

2:35:462:35:51

He didn't have the wind Hirscher had

on the lower half. That is what we

2:35:512:35:57

thought. It's all decided now.

Hirscher, Gold. Holding on.

2:35:572:36:05

Pinturault gave it everything.

Back to the top.

2:36:052:36:11

No Svindal. With one to come, Marcel

Hirscher and Alexis Pinturault are

2:36:112:36:18

guaranteed medals. Can Thomas

Dressen snatch the bronze from the

2:36:182:36:25

grasp of Victor Muffat-Jeandet.

Off to a steady start. Steady is the

2:36:252:36:29

operative word. He has slipped off

his lead. Can he squeeze into bronze

2:36:292:36:38

medal position?

He had to finish within 1.01 seconds

2:36:382:36:42

of Marcel Hirscher. At the next

split, he trailed the great

2:36:422:36:47

Austrian.

That was tidy. That was OK.

2:36:472:36:52

It has grown, it is almost certainly

out of reach now. The French are

2:36:562:37:00

starting to think they will take two

medals. Thomas Dressen lived

2:37:002:37:06

dangerously but finishes in nine.

The medals are decided. At last,

2:37:062:37:12

Marcel Hirscher is an Olympic

champion, he takes the men's Alpine

2:37:122:37:19

combined gold. Silver Fork

Pinturault, the bronze to

2:37:192:37:24

Muffat-Jeandet.

2:37:242:37:29

Graham Bell is alongside me, you

finally got some work to do.

2:37:292:37:34

The wind wasn't too bad. Affecting

the downhill, a tail wind which died

2:37:342:37:42

of meant the early starters, Thomas

Dressen and Marcel Hirscher

2:37:422:37:47

benefited.

The slalom was a great race. How did

2:37:472:37:51

conditions affect things? They got

the Alpine underway the first time,

2:37:512:37:56

but in terms of the quality of the

snow.

2:37:562:38:00

The wind has blazed the snow making

it icy. There were some crashes

2:38:002:38:06

because the snow was so aggressive.

Crashing through gates. The downhill

2:38:062:38:15

section was a warm up for the slalom

skiers. It reduced the length of the

2:38:152:38:21

course. It was playing in the hands

of the slalom skiers, Hirscher,

2:38:212:38:28

Muffat-Jeandet, Pinturault, they

were always in with a shout.

2:38:282:38:33

That elusive gold for Marcel

Hirscher, where does he sit in your

2:38:332:38:37

list of greatest of all time?

He could well be the greatest of all

2:38:372:38:42

time.

2:38:422:38:49

time. Hirscher in German means,

Stag. He is up there. He has won the

2:38:492:38:55

over world -- overall World Cup

title six times. He now has an

2:38:552:39:00

Olympic gold and could go on to win

another two individuals and may the

2:39:002:39:04

team gold.

Another potential of the two

2:39:042:39:10

individual gold medals, what does

this one do to the competitors? Does

2:39:102:39:15

it make it more difficult given he

has shown he can live up to the

2:39:152:39:19

pressure? Or make it easier, that he

might ease off.

2:39:192:39:27

No, the others are absolutely

against it, Hauser has his nose in

2:39:272:39:32

front, and always does well. He

fights really hard. It will take the

2:39:322:39:37

pressure off him in the giant slalom

and slalom. He can go away and train

2:39:372:39:43

and relax before he comes back with

giant slalom, slalom and the team

2:39:432:39:49

event.

Tomorrow, the Alpine continuing

2:39:492:39:53

without weather delays, what do we

have?

2:39:532:39:56

Kayla Shiffrin in the women's

arguably more dominant than

2:39:562:40:02

Hirscher. She has won races over the

last couple of seasons by 3.5

2:40:022:40:07

seconds. Tomorrow, it is not a

question of if Shiffrin wins but by

2:40:072:40:15

how much.

We look forward to that.

2:40:152:40:17

Like you for joining us. Finally, a

gold medal for Marcel Hirscher. Now,

2:40:172:40:24

another girl trying to get our hands

on a first Olympic gold medal, Elise

2:40:242:40:30

Christie for GB, in the

quarterfinals of the short track

2:40:302:40:35

speed skating 500m at around 10am.

The final is tonight. We will be

2:40:352:40:41

hoping she has a chance for gold. We

have been catching up with her

2:40:412:40:45

roommate Charlotte Gilmartin.

It is fair to say, a woman who knows

2:40:452:40:52

Elise Christie more than most, team

mate, roommate and your maid of

2:40:522:40:58

honour is -- Maid of honour at your

wedding.

2:40:582:41:02

Double excitement in the camp. A lot

to come before them. As your

2:41:022:41:07

roommate, what is she like?

She is noisy and messy but has a lot

2:41:072:41:12

of energy.

It works well.

This morning, race day, what has she

2:41:122:41:20

been calm.

Really calm. Race day, we are

2:41:202:41:28

waiting until the evening to start

racing. You want to save your

2:41:282:41:33

energy. She is starting to get in

the mood.

2:41:332:41:41

She had said she was really nervous

before the race which is unusual for

2:41:412:41:46

her, any signs of nerves today?

It is a good thing. It brings

2:41:462:41:50

adrenaline.

She is in the stadium preparing to

2:41:502:41:55

go on the ice in the quarterfinal,

what will she be doing before she

2:41:552:42:02

gets out?

Sticking to the normal processes,

2:42:022:42:05

the same warm up routine, saying

eating routine. Keeping everything

2:42:052:42:10

as normal as possible. She has got

World Championship adults from that

2:42:102:42:16

anyway.

Listening to music.

2:42:162:42:22

anyway.

Listening to music. I have

asked a lot of people how they think

2:42:232:42:27

she has changed in the years since

Sochi, what is your take on that,

2:42:272:42:33

how different is chic, what makes

you think she can get success

2:42:332:42:37

tonight?

She is more resilient now. She knows

2:42:372:42:40

this is a the end of the world, she

has got through it once. It can't be

2:42:402:42:46

as bad as Sochi. She is in a good

mind set and understand herself more

2:42:462:42:51

clearly.

On the lowdown, do you think she

2:42:512:43:00

will get it?

She has the capability, short track

2:43:002:43:03

gets crazy out there, I know that

myself. There is the

2:43:032:43:11

unpredictability but she's good

enough.

2:43:112:43:13

Not long to go until Elise Christie

is in the 500m quarterfinals and

2:43:132:43:18

hopefully in the final standing on

that podium.

2:43:182:43:25

An hour and 15 minutes to go to that

quarterfinal.

2:43:262:43:32

Let us head back to the Hockey

Centre for the second period of that

2:43:322:43:36

group match between Canada and

Finland, Canada leading 2-0.

2:43:362:43:44

It has been an intriguing and much

talked about first 20 minutes of

2:43:452:43:50

this game, Canada leading 2-0.

Looking to add to that. Options out

2:43:502:43:56

in front. In the end, Mikkelson

couldn't get in touch. The

2:43:562:44:01

controversy, it looked like Canada

had a good goal disallowed, Kent has

2:44:012:44:05

a theory on this. Canada still

working to find that third goal. We

2:44:052:44:11

will come to the reasons shortly.

Still 14 Evra. Working it back to

2:44:112:44:19

the blue line. And she scores,

Daoust.

2:44:192:44:28

Daoust. -- Fortino. The Canadians

put movement there. In the end,

2:44:302:44:37

lethal finishing.

2:44:372:44:42

You can only stem the tide is long.

How about the fake shot from Daoust

2:44:482:44:53

will stop putting the Finnish player

on her knees. A terrific screen in

2:44:532:45:00

front in the form of Agosta. No idea

where it was. Daoust fires it. We

2:45:002:45:10

have already gone to video replay

twice. No doubt about that one.

2:45:102:45:21

Daoust's third of this tournament so

far. She played a huge part in the

2:45:222:45:27

first goal as well. So, things going

well for Melodie Daoust, and that

2:45:272:45:34

line for the Canadiens, which is

where all their friends has come

2:45:342:45:39

from, and Finland hasn't been able

to get the pressure on here. At any

2:45:392:45:46

point, any kind of sustained

production.

Let's take one more look

2:45:462:45:50

at this goal. Just that fake

slapshot, that throws Karvinen, and

2:45:502:46:03

Raty, opening up that open lane to

shoot the puck into the left side of

2:46:032:46:06

the ice.

2:46:062:46:12

Spooner will go back and clears all

the way down the ice.

2:46:182:46:22

Finland starting to play at around a

bit in their own zone but not making

2:46:372:46:42

the most of their clearing

opportunities.

2:46:422:46:49

I think Jalosuo wanted a penalty,

nothing given. Johnston can't

2:46:502:46:55

control. It is criminal to give the

puck away right on the blue line

2:46:552:47:02

when you are the offensive player.

You are down three. We talk about

2:47:022:47:06

managing the puck, you want to make

sure you get it in deep. Terrific

2:47:062:47:11

angle on that shot.

2:47:112:47:16

angle on that shot. Rougeau had the

whole net to put it into. It is true

2:47:172:47:21

zero, Canada in terrific form and it

isn't so much what Finland is doing,

2:47:212:47:24

it is just that Canada seem to be on

top of their game.

2:47:242:47:35

The Finns should now get it away...

Eventually. It is hard work, though.

2:47:382:47:50

The whistle will blow again. There

is Rajahuhta. Canada in control

2:47:532:47:59

leading 3-0. What do Finland do? How

do they get themselves a little bit

2:47:592:48:04

back in the game?

Right now Canada

is giving them no time. Canada is on

2:48:042:48:10

them in the blink of an eye when

they have the puck on their stick.

2:48:102:48:15

One final look at this role from

Canada. Terrific job by Agosta?,

2:48:152:48:22

timed up with 88, Savolainen. There

is no chance they can see this puck

2:48:222:48:28

at all and when you are going up

against the best goalie in the world

2:48:282:48:32

in the form of Raty, one way to get

it past her is to make sure she

2:48:322:48:38

doesn't see the puck. Back to your

thoughts, Finland has to search for

2:48:382:48:43

something because Canada is right

now too fast, too strong. I think it

2:48:432:48:47

is going to have to start with

getting pucks deep. The land can't

2:48:472:48:53

control it so far. -- Finland cold

control and so far. They keep

2:48:532:49:02

getting turned over and the puck

goes the other way so Finland hasn't

2:49:022:49:06

had the puck on their stick very

often and when they do, they have to

2:49:062:49:09

make things happen.

It is the drive

for five for Canada, four gold

2:49:092:49:16

medals in a row, dating back to

2002, and they have almost given the

2:49:162:49:22

Americans a complex with this. The

Americans have won numerous world

2:49:222:49:27

champions but when it comes to the

gold-medal game, Canada have been

2:49:272:49:31

absolutely dominant since the very

first one in 98 where the Americans

2:49:312:49:35

took hold. Since then, Canada caught

up, surpassed, and now haunt the

2:49:352:49:42

Americans every four years.

And they

haven't had the best team in each of

2:49:422:49:46

the last four Olympics. For whatever

reason, they've been able to get

2:49:462:49:54

into the head of the American team,

and when everything is on the line

2:49:542:50:00

in that gold-medal game, they've

come forward with the best effort.

2:50:002:50:07

Four gold medals in a row for

Canada.

2:50:072:50:12

That could be a penalty. Offside is

given.

Good news is, there was a gap

2:50:122:50:23

in the women's game and it is

closing big time. It is 3-0, Finland

2:50:232:50:29

ranked third in the world, they

played the Americans so well in the

2:50:292:50:34

opening game, it was a one goal game

the whole way through. Opening 20

2:50:342:50:40

minutes, Finland looked very strong,

in this game, so that is good news

2:50:402:50:44

for the women's game as that gap

continues to close every time-out.

2:50:442:50:50

You sense that a goal would make all

the difference in the world for the

2:50:502:50:53

Finns as they have another chance

from Niskanen. They are working

2:50:532:50:59

well.

2:50:592:51:00

They just have not been able to

create enough.

2:51:042:51:08

Larocque?, she is so dependable. She

knows her job, she knows her role

2:51:232:51:31

and takes it on well but there is a

211 break. Opportunity, looking for

2:51:312:51:37

that one-timer, which doesn't

happen, and Finland had a glimmer of

2:51:372:51:41

a chance. But just a sloppy pass

cost them a decent attempt on goal.

2:51:412:51:47

And when you go onto on one, it is

inexcusable to not get something on

2:51:472:51:53

the net.

That was too bad, that was

the break Finland needed. Larocque?

2:51:532:51:57

fell down creating that two on one.

And it was Saila Saari ready to one

2:51:572:52:07

time that puck and unfortunately the

pass across was a little too behind

2:52:072:52:11

her. We will get a replay, number

four falls down so it is 211, the

2:52:112:52:18

stick is in the air for 27. It is in

the air. The pass is behind her and

2:52:182:52:26

she has to Bringhurst dig down and

that is why it rolls off. You want

2:52:262:52:31

to keep your stick on the ice. The

sharp pass from Sara Sakkinen was a

2:52:312:52:38

little too hot to handle.

2:52:382:52:47

Finland having a burst for the

moment. Can they get any

2:52:472:52:51

penetration?

2:52:512:52:56

Jalosuo had the elbows going,

digging to get back. A supremely

2:53:022:53:08

talented defender, Jenni Hiirikoski,

at fault for the second goal. And

2:53:082:53:13

that will be weighing on her mind.

She will play near on half the game

2:53:132:53:19

for Finland and she will barely be

off the ice in the third period if

2:53:192:53:24

they can mount some kind of Chase

here.

2:53:242:53:31

here.

Named best defence man at last

you's world Championships and

2:53:312:53:36

rightfully so. She is a wonderful

talent.

2:53:362:53:39

Offside is called. Time and space

now for Clark. Getting some ice

2:53:432:53:55

time. The Canadians look to extend

their bench a little bit.

2:53:552:54:02

They go to the net, can they finish?

Just wide. It was wobbling, she

2:54:192:54:27

didn't get a clean contact on it.

But better from Finland.

We talk

2:54:272:54:32

about execution. Two terrific goal

chances, unable to convert for

2:54:322:54:40

Finland. But you have to take the

good from bad. They are starting to

2:54:402:54:47

create some lanes, starting to back

off the Canadian D, and get some

2:54:472:54:53

chances. I guess you've got to look

at some small victories at the

2:54:532:55:01

moment.

2:55:012:55:01

That was good from the captain,

Hiirikoski. Not sure who that pass

2:55:092:55:16

was aimed for, really. It invites

the pressure back on.

2:55:162:55:22

Finland will try to battle this one

out. That is too many players on the

2:55:422:55:48

ice for the Canadians. A bit of a

miscommunication. Happen sometimes

2:55:482:55:53

when you start to extend your bench

a little bit, players get a little

2:55:532:55:57

bit confused as to who they are

replacing. Explain what happens when

2:55:572:56:01

you make a life change, how does it

happen, who initiates it?

So,

2:56:012:56:08

obviously, when the game is in

progress, you're looking at a

2:56:082:56:13

35-42nd shift. The players on the

ice change on their own steam, no

2:56:132:56:18

one is telling them to. You're going

to jump off the ice, the new player

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comes on. Canada opening up their

bench a little bit. You might be

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used to taking some person, always

taking one player. I am a centre

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person, I'm going to take the next

centre of the ice. We saw the

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replay, someone jumped on the ice

before one play came off. You can't

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play the puck if you are going on

the ice. Pretty easy call for the

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linesman. It is going to be

Wakefield serving the penalty. The

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door has opened a little bit for

Finland to make this a 2-goal game.

2:57:002:57:05

A goal here will give them some hope

of going to the third period.

2:57:052:57:15

Here is another attempt on goal,

blocked out in front. Good stuff

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from Rougeau. Finland go back into

their own end. Canada's penalty kill

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perfect so far.

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This is where your good skaters are

out there. Some of the best skaters

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have some of the least brain out

there on the eyes. I'm talking

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across the whole of the hockey

world, not just these two teams.

2:57:512:57:56

Were you a great skater or were you

smart?

Oh, both, definitely!

2:57:562:58:02

Canada trying to clear away but

Finland have it back again.

2:58:112:58:16

Lindstedt, took her and aged to get

the puck under control. Canada still

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have the possession.

2:58:222:58:25

This last rush for Canada has killed

off 35 seconds of this penalty kill.

2:58:342:58:41

Look at the back pressure from the

two Canadian forwards, working so

2:58:412:58:48

hard, Clark and Nurse. Only four

players on for Canada. That deflects

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off the skates of Rougeau and it was

an easy one for Shannon Szabados.

2:58:542:59:01

Here is the chance from earlier.

You

would like to see that one shot beer

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tap in. That time allows the

netminder to square up to the

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shooter.

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Canada will come away with it.

2:59:362:59:46

Finland into the zone and a quick

shot. That was good from Savolainen

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but they are so easy for Shannon

Szabados.

It is. She is such a

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terrific netminder, if it is a shot

40 feet out our pie, she can pick it

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out of the air. That is shot Number

Ten from Finland. Directed towards

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Shannon Szabados. At the other end,

Canada have fired 20 at Noora Raty.

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And it feels like they have shot

more than that!

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This game is opening up into the

offensive zone, good defensive play

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by the Canadians.

Working it around the boards.

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Sakkinen.

Hakola. The players who are there.

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Everyone is offside. It is wide open

here. Saulnier! 4-0. Snuck in and

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around the back.

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around the back. Canada heading

straight through to the semifinals,

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in some style here.

Leading 4-0.

Strange play from

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Finland, four players going off on a

line change. Saulnier waiting by

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herself, a terrific pass by

Johnston. How about that from

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Saulnier. Just so authoritative, so

precise. Soon as it left her stick,

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she knew she was in. No chance for

Noora Raty. It seems the finish

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players thought it was offside and

they let up.

They are considering a

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coach's challenge.

It is a question

whether Saulnier's foot was up when

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she received that pass. Let us watch

her back legs. It looks pretty OK.

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If her leg is on the ice, it is

on-site.

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Definitely on-site. The puck has two

completely cross the blue line

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before the player does. If the

player has any portion of their

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skate touching the blue line and

that puck goes across, it is

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on-site. Terrific replay where we

could see Jillian Saulnier was

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indeed on-site.

-- onside.

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Canada should have enough now in the

tank. They will want more.

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tank. They will want more. They have

done so well at the start and end of

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each period. A goal at the start and

end. It kills momentum at the start

3:02:563:03:01

and at the end it pumps the tyres.

For the second period, it was how

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both teams would yet after that no

goal call. It could have been an

3:03:063:03:14

opportunity for Finland to take

advantage. Instead, Canada lit the

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lamp.

4-0.

A long rebound, Fala Mackie

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goes after it.

-- Valour Mackie. Clearing away.

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-- Valour Mackie. Clearing away. --

Valimaki. A strong outlet pass

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evading the Finnish shirts. 33

seconds to go, anyway back for

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Finland?

As we look at the goal one more

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time.

Terrific pass from Rebecca

Johnston. This line, they had

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nothing to show for it, but they

have been the best line for Canada,

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Saulnier and Jenner. Great to see

them finally get rewarded.

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On your point, is there any chance

for Finland to come back? I don't

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see it right now, something had to

change drastically. Maybe with a

3:04:263:04:32

late power play for Finland. Emily

Clark gets called for the/.

3:04:323:04:38

A bit of indiscipline from Emily

Clark. Bouncing around All Over The

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Place: Asia. Still tied up there.

That second effort. She tries to get

3:04:453:04:52

free. There is a little chop after

that, the back official noticed. And

3:04:523:05:01

two reveries on the ice, you can't

get away with that kind of stuff.

3:05:013:05:06

Canada working hard on the penalty,

getting it out of the zone, that

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will kill it for the period. Nora

Batty, in frustration. She is not

3:05:103:05:16

happy. And easy-going day between

the pipes for the Canadians because

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the offence is going, Saulnier with

that fourth goal, the Finns have

3:05:233:05:28

lots of talking to do to try to find

a map back into this game. But they

3:05:283:05:35

are very much on the back foot.

Canada in control, heading towards

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the semifinals. 4-0.

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It looks like it should be two wins

from two at the Hockey Centre. The

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countdown is on to Elise Christie

and her 500m quarterfinals in the

3:05:543:06:00

short track speed skating, an

incredible four years, from troubled

3:06:003:06:06

disqualification in Sochi, the

overall world champion. Looking for

3:06:063:06:09

a first Olympic medal here in

Pyeongchang. She is coming here with

3:06:093:06:14

nothing else in her mind than

Olympic gold.

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I knew I was capable, I am skating

the best I have ever skated.

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COMMENTATOR: Overhauled by Christy!

They have all gone down.

I had the

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speed so I moved up. Unfortunately I

got hit, which meant I hit everyone

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else as I went down.

COMMENTATOR: Elise Christie takes

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it. Oh, I can't believe it, she has

been penalised again.

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I didn't have a clue what happened,

gobsmacked.

3:06:533:06:59

COMMENTATOR: The Chinese skater has

challenged her again, she falls.

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Turmoil again for Elise Christie.

3:07:063:07:14

I have had people threatening me.

Cyber-bullying, basically.

3:07:153:07:25

Cyber-bullying, basically.

What is

it like to get a death threat?

3:07:253:07:28

When it happens, you genuinely feel

they are threatening the life and it

3:07:283:07:32

becomes very scary. I spent six

months after feeling scared of being

3:07:323:07:36

in my house on my own, going out on

my own, just because, so many at

3:07:363:07:42

once made it feel so real. The meet

at the time it was so big, the loss.

3:07:423:07:49

The thing I had dedicated everything

too, had worked ridiculously hard

3:07:493:07:53

for. There was nothing anyone could

do. I was so scared and alone.

3:07:533:08:00

As parents we find that very

difficult to deal with. They will

3:08:003:08:05

call it the bubble around the team,

the athlete. It is difficult for a

3:08:053:08:10

parent because you don't have much

access to your child.

3:08:103:08:13

From a point where you were thinking

I don't know if I want to do this

3:08:133:08:18

any more, to becoming world

champion, that is some turnaround.

3:08:183:08:22

Yes. The first one I think was the

biggest deal.

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COMMENTATOR: Christie leading the

charge, it is tight, she has done

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it, she is the world champion, Elise

Christie.

3:08:333:08:37

I remember screaming. I never act

like that!

3:08:373:08:44

My emotions! For me to scream like

that was incredible. I think when I

3:08:443:08:53

got crowned overall world champion

that was really when I couldn't take

3:08:533:08:57

it in anymore. I couldn't believe

it. It is the biggest achievement in

3:08:573:09:04

short track to be crowned overall

world champion, bigger than an

3:09:043:09:08

Olympic gold medallist, the biggest

thing you can do.

3:09:083:09:11

It was an incredible season.

I think

yes, it was a great time, you know.

3:09:113:09:21

You are getting emotional thinking

about it.

3:09:213:09:25

Yes, I think... You are on the

journey with them on a daily basis,

3:09:253:09:30

you are investing that emotion as

well. When she achieves, then that

3:09:303:09:35

means a lot to me as well.

Is this where you keep the medals,

3:09:353:09:41

not on display?

I just haven't figured out which way

3:09:413:09:43

I want to do it yet. The boxed ones

are all championship.

3:09:433:09:50

What would you like if she won

Olympic gold?

3:09:503:09:55

Yes, I think...

I don't know!

3:09:553:10:06

When she was a little girl she would

come in when something hadn't gone

3:10:063:10:10

away and through her skates in the

cupboard and said she would never do

3:10:103:10:13

it again. Now we know how much it

means to her and the team. We are

3:10:133:10:18

excited and hoping she will achieve

her dream.

Is there room for an

3:10:183:10:22

Olympic one?

Three big ones here. The dream is to

3:10:223:10:29

go out, not to sit in second place,

but to go out and try and win gold.

3:10:293:10:35

It might mean we've replicate Sochi

but I am not scared of doing that in

3:10:353:10:40

terms of how hard I have worked, I

deserved to go out and try and win

3:10:403:10:45

the relevant to what other people

will say about it.

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-- irrelevant. 50 minutes until

Elise Christie's quarterfinal.

3:10:523:10:58

Graham Bell, we have the Alpine

skiing finally underway, have you

3:10:583:11:02

seen what the weather will be like?

Apparently, this wind is set to

3:11:023:11:07

drop. It is quite hard. And it will

get warmer, slightly, up two minus

3:11:073:11:16

five.

That is tropical! Shiffrin, she is a

3:11:163:11:20

phenomenal force. She has had a

wobble. How do you rate her but is

3:11:203:11:29

she the overwhelming favourite?

Absolutely, it is a question of how

3:11:293:11:32

much she will win by, she will gain

constants by the fact Marcel

3:11:323:11:38

Hirscher did well today. The fact it

will be IC will help Shiffrin. When

3:11:383:11:44

it is difficult, that is when she

wins by a lot. It is the question of

3:11:443:11:50

how much she wins by.

There are some British interests,

3:11:503:11:58

Charlie Guest, in particular, these

games must be a lot given her

3:11:583:12:02

injuries she has come back from.

Yes. The Scottish girls have done

3:12:023:12:07

really well to get here, Alex Tilly

is better off in giant slalom. She

3:12:073:12:14

has scored World Cup points in

slalom. If they can get into top 15,

3:12:143:12:19

that would be a result.

And British

medal hopes in Dave Ryding. Before

3:12:193:12:28

we see him. How excited should we

be?

3:12:283:12:32

If these conditions stay as they

are, really icy and firm, Dave has

3:12:323:12:38

every chance of getting up onto the

podium. He is up against Hirscher

3:12:383:12:42

which will be a tough one. Hirscher,

and a medal up for grabs.

3:12:423:12:52

Give us an insight in the Olympic

Village waiting for the events to

3:12:523:12:59

come, when the weather is up and

down and you are not 100% sure if

3:12:593:13:03

the race will go ahead.

If you are a ski racer, you are used

3:13:033:13:08

to delays and cancellations. You

have to come back down again. Here,

3:13:083:13:15

you know at some point you are going

to race. In a World Cup, it is

3:13:153:13:20

cancelled and you move on. It is a

question of waiting it out and

3:13:203:13:24

getting ready.

How much have you

enjoyed the Alpine action?

3:13:243:13:28

I am glad it is under way. A great

race in the end, Marcel Hirscher,

3:13:283:13:33

brilliant skiing in difficult

conditions.

3:13:333:13:36

We can't wait for tomorrow when

Shiffrin takes to the slopes. That

3:13:363:13:41

is all we have time for on BBC Two,

we are flipping over to BBC One with

3:13:413:13:47

Clare Balding and the build-up to

Elise Christie and her quarterfinal

3:13:473:13:52

in the 500m short track speed

skating. The final is later today on

3:13:523:13:57

BBC One. From me, goodbye now, see

you tomorrow.

3:13:573:14:01

Eilidh Barbour presents continued coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with a comprehensive round-up of everything that's happened overnight. Plus men's alpine combined slalom and the group A women's ice hockey match between Canada and Finland.