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BBC Two Day 5: GB in Women's Curling

06:00-09:15: Live coverage of day five. All eyes are on the Gangneung Curling Centre today with Great Britain's women taking on the Russian team in a crucial round-robin match.


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The weather has played its part here

again in Pyeongchang, we have had

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the postponement of the women's

slalom which means we are waiting to

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see Mikaela Shifrin take to the

slopes. Alex Tilley and Charlie

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Guest in the line up for that, which

will now take place on Friday.

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There is still lots happening away

from the Alpine Centre and here is

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what to look forward to on day five.

Great Britain's men's and women's

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curling rinks get their Olympic

campaigns under way, we will see the

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action as both teams take to the

ice.

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We have what promises to be a

sensational men's pipe final as

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Shaun White looks for Olympic

redemption as he takes on

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Australia's World Champion Scotty

James.

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We are at the Gangneung Ice Arena as

the pairs competition gets under way

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with the short programme.

And we will take in the normal hill

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Nordic come pined -- combined. An

incredible test of endurance.

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Welcome to our balcony here, it is a

pretty murky old day here in

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Pyeongchang, the weather causing a

few problem, that Nordic combined

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facing a delay at the moment, but we

are hoping that will get under way

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shortly. I have been up that ski

jump. It is terrifying, I don't know

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how they do it. We will start with

something although perhaps less

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frightening it doesn't lack

excitement. Every body loves

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curling. It is no fluke that the

men's and women's competitions get

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under way on Valentine's Day. It is

a round-robin format. Each team will

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play the other nine teams once with

the top four going into a knock out

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semifinals, if you were watching on

BBC One you will know that Great

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Britain's women are already under

way, they are playing the Olympic

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athletes of Russia at the moment. So

let us head back live and join your

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commentary team of jockey Lockheart

and Steve Cram.

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commentary team of jockey Lockheart

and Steve Cram.

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Thank you. -- Jackie. The skip of

the Great Britain team. It has been

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a great start to them after the

first three ends leading 5-1. Now

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this fourth end, where OAR have the

hammer, again is playing out pretty

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well for Great Britain.

As you can see, so Great Britain

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sitting two here.

Just one stone left for 've

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Muirhead. OAR are struggling to find

their shots. It is partly because

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Great Britain have started well. All

four players doing their job. And

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this experienced British women's

team want to emulate the men, get

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off to a winning start. The men

coming through in a very close match

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versus Switzerland earlier on today,

that was awe crucial win in the

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sense that Switzerland and Canada,

their two opponents, two of the

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better team, that was a cracking

result for the men. So far so good

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for the women.

So what are Russia, excuse me, OAR,

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what are they looking at here?

I

think they want to hit that yellow

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we see on the one foot beside the

Olympic rings there, if they can

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possibly catch the back yellow as

well, but, main objective here is to

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keep a shooter in the house. They

are just checking the angles here.

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We have seen two or three little

delicate shots played before the TV

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cam back to join us there, it was

all in the forefoot.

You can see the

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sort of game she is having so far,

the skip for OAR, Victoria Moiseeva,

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who is only shooting 42%. When the

skip is not firing it makes

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everybody's job more difficult. She

can catch this on the nose. That is

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jammed on to the back one.

Plan B

there, that is the story of their

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game so far, they have never really

got the A game out. They are playing

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their B game at the moment. She has

hit the stone and left it in front

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of the GB yellow, but this should be

an easy push through for 've. --

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eve. Whoa will lie two yellow

counters.

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-- who will lie two yellow counters.

Even if she gets this shot, there is

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still the opportunity for the OAR to

lift a double and get their two

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here, but being 5-1 the object is to

force one, if she loses a two it is

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not a disaster. She will still be

two ahead with the hammer going into

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the fifth end.

Three time Olympian Eve Muirhead.

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Medallist last time. A lot of

expectation, Great Britain aren't

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going to win too many medals at the

Olympics, the curling in the women's

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team seems one which they have high

hopes for. Another good shot from

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Eve Muirhead.

Well done.

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What they keep doing here, is they

are playing their shots, not having

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to be brilliant all the time. But

they are asking the question of in

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particular the OAR skip Moiseeva,

because she struggled, even with one

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or two similar shot, she had a

straightforward draw, just into the

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house, earlier and came up short.

You couldn't really have had an

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easier shot

No, she hasn't been

performing the shots she needs to,

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the skip, there is nobody coming

behind you, you have to be able to

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pull the shots out of the bag, so we

are going to see her trying to lift

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the double. She has to go for the

one out on the wing, the one not

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nearest the shot if she wants to get

the double. She can't go for it the

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other way, she has overthrown that

and given up one.

Well, anybody in a

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top level sport, you almost feel for

them when they are, it is not about

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being unlucky or you know, playing a

risky shot, just the basics, and she

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is certainly not managing even to

hit that level at the moment. And

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that is very good news for Great

Britain, so now after four ends,

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they are leading OAR 6-1.

If you are just getting up early in

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the morning back home, curling of

course, no British team in the mixed

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curling which concluded last night

when Canada won the gold medal.

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Versus Switzerland. No surprise

there really. OAR were delighted to

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pick up the bronze. They had high

hopes of this women's team. They are

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certainly capable on their day of

beating anybody.

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But so far for them, this first

match is, well, it is not one they

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will want to remember, but I guess

unlike the mixed doubles where you

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would keep convincing me we would

like at a 6-1 score and think they

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can still turn this round, something

would have to go horribly wrong

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between over the next three or four

ends for this to turn round.

Yes,

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they have to play the simple shots,

easy, they don't have to get into

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any difficulty. And they have been

playing very well. The mistakes have

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all been coming from the OAR, and

when they have made a mistake our

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goodbye girls have capitalised.

-- GB. We will have to key keep an

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eye on everyone else. Japan have got

off to a great start against the

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USA. They lead 7-1. Sweden are

playing Denmark. Sweden lead 3-1 and

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China are 3-1 up against

Switzerland.

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A lot of these teams know each other

so well, played against each other

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regularly.

Korea and Canada not playing in this

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first session, ten teams of course.

Only eight can be competing at any

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one time. Four sheets.

Despite the home nation not being on

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show, I reckon we are about 75% full

in here.

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Middle of the afternoon.

Few Union Jacks around.

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Few Union Jacks around. Is so Lauren

Gray. Got things off to a good

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start, and as the lead, she tries to

get herself off to a good start in

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each end.

Yes, it is a key position

to play the lead stones here. Where

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Lauren places them really will set

off what the strategy will be for

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the rest of the game.

And that is OK, she was trying to

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get that just a built further in,

across that center line, to protect

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her stone there, so she stopped a

little bit short but it is still on

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the center line, something to be

used later on.

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If you are 6-1 after just four ends,

what is your strategy?

She is going

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to have to throw everything at it,

including the kitchen sink. She has

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got to start putting shots up in

front, not always racing to the

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centre first. High is good, so they

can tap them and it will be about

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the delicate tip and tap shots that

I have to play here.

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-- they have to play here.

She had the opportunity when she has

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put a corner on to use a corner, she

hasn't used it at all.

I don't know

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why she is bringing stuff into the

one foot here, she would have been

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better putting a corner behind the

shot there, Eve is going to clear

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the corners now, and they will blast

everything down that centre.

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A bit of inexperience I think, she

certainly strategic wise not playing

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the shots I think she probably

should. Almost a wonderful shot

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there, she really wanted to although

she put the stone there herself, but

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because it is protecting the red

stone she would have been happy to

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remove it.

You hear Vicki saying she didn't

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know that was the shot she was going

for. You have to make split

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decisions quickly depending how your

players have released the stone.

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There was an opportunity to clear

the front and Eve1 tried.

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the front and Eve1 tried.

So this is

Arsekina playing second.

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Took part in the world university

games last year, they won a silver

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medal. European gold, back in 2016.

Just going to get by? It does.

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I am sitting here trying to work

out, apart from one or two sort of

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fairly normal shots I am struggling

to think of any good, a good shot,

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where OAR achieved what they were

after, you know, and just really

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haven't got anything going for

themselves.

They are just making a

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little half shots at the moment.

That is a good way of describing it.

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I was wondering in curling, in a lot

of other team sports, if you talk

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about football, the way the

Brazilians play, the Dutch play, the

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Germans play, is there in curling is

there a, OAR or China or Japan, is

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there a certain style?

That is a

good question, because I think the

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Swedish girls often played lots and

lots of what we could call a half

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way, a very controlled way, whereas

a lot of the other European

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countries played heavy, and I think

as times progressed all the other

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countries realised if you can play

and deliver your stone at least half

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way you have a better chance of a

better result, rather than you throw

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it up really heavy and you hit and

roll out, they were hitting and

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rolling still into the house, so a

lot of the European teams have taken

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up that strategy now and they are

playing a much more delicate tapping

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weight.

Annette Norburg was renowned for

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playing that easy way and they

played it so well.

Easy-osey?

Yes, a

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Scottish word. Two words.

You learn something every day.

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I am not sure that is anything you

want to be learning from me!

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So that is not a bad shot, because

what she has done is she has opened

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up and moved all of her red stones.

Not possible to remove all of them,

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so Eve has to decide which two she

wants to take.

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wants to take.

She is just seeing if

there is a chance, well, she said it

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herself there, the flat, the three.

It is much easier to get a double if

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one of the stones is sitting

slightly higher than the other and

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you can roll off it and across. When

they are flat you have to have

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powerful deliveries to get the

momentum to catch the sideways move,

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to take the other shot out.

Might

have a chance here, has to hang on

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to the edge and just got one.

Unlucky.

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Went underneath it. This is an

opportunity here for OAR, it is a

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first time in a while we have seen

them in control.

But again, when

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they had a chance, trying to think

which end it was, and well apart

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from the fact she, on the end where

the skip didn't even draw into the

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house, they have had a couple of

half chances before, not able to

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Captain lose his.

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So, this should just be a simple

draw. The space between all of these

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red shots, much wider than they were

before.

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before. A little possibility of a

double off

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double off that one, the other one

is a little bit five. Second chance

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here for Anna to get her double.

Anna has played some pretty good

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shots, there has been a couple of

times they have not come off 100%.

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That's perfect.

Nicely done, double

takeout for Anna Sloan.

Great team

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to Munich Asian in this team.

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to Munich Asian in this team. --

great team communication.

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STEVE CRAM: We were talking earlier

about OAR getting two, but... Again,

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similar story, you don't mind, two

at 5-1 or 6-1.

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JACKIE LOCKHART: Yes, but we have to

execute every shot.

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execute every shot. Eve Muirhead

likes to play the doubles and the

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ankles, so she will be looking to

come off the red out on the wing and

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take out the one in the centre as

well.

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Well, Eve Muirhead has been playing

very well so far. She has not had to

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make any spectacular shots, really.

She has done what she has had to do

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very well indeed. So, looking to

remove both of these OAR stones.

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Keeping the pressure on.

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Keeping the pressure on.

All about

lying here. Oh, dear! Just overthrew

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that and missed completely.

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that and missed completely.

Well,

that's the first little slip-up from

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the British team, and in particular

from Eve.

She looks a little bit

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bewildered by that shot there, it

probably didn't move as much as she

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thought it was going to. She has to

keep calm, though, that's just one

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small error. She has another stone

to try and rectify it with.

Look at

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this, though, the accuracy of the

OAR skip, 25% on draws.

Not good at

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all. But she just has to make this

shot.

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This is heavy, heavy, heavy,

heavy...

Oh, it's another poor, poor

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shot. Yeah, she came up short before

and it must have been still in her

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mind any this time... I'm beginning

to feel more and more sorry for her.

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I shouldn't, but you don't like to

see any player in any sport really

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struggling at this level, or to the

extent that she is. So, wasn't a

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great shot from Eve Muirhead, and

followed up by one which was if

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anything even worse, a lot worse,

from the OAR skip. Yes, she just has

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to make sure she had the one closest

to the centre. And forces, then, the

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OAR skip to hit and lie for two.

So,

Eve Muirhead, then, again, this

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should be fairly straightforward and

simple for the OAR skip to come

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down, tap that British stone out and

pick up two shots just but she's

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finding everything belay the most

basic shots, difficult. We're into

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the fifth end here, Britain leading

6-1 at the moment. OAR trying to

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respond, trying to get SOMETHING

going, desperately hoping that

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Garnett can get this right.

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Garnett can get this right. --

desperately hoping that Moiseeva can

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get this right.

It's going to stay

in the house, so two there for

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Olympic Athletes from Russia.

And

Vicky Sloan was just having a little

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look to see if she could help it on

its way but it was good enough for

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her to stay in for the two. So, they

reduce the deficit somewhat. Great

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Britain, though, in a wonderful

position at the halfway point in

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this match, leading OAR 6-4 a after

five ends. So, a great start by

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Britain's women, skippered by Eve

Muirhead, now in her third Olympics,

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and they have high hopes for a

medal. European Champions Cup and

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world bronze medallists and they

picked up the bronze in Sochi. Lets

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meet the girls going for Pyeongchang

gold.

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We went into Sochi as current world

champions and I guess having that on

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your CV is always going to make it a

little bit tougher for you, you're

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always going to add some pressure.

There was expectations but it is a

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bubbly more what we put on ourselves

because we know that we have beaten

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everyone there, so it is really who

is going to play better for that we

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come and

STEVE CRAM: They've fought so hard,

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and this, potentially her last stone

of this match...

It has got a

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chance... And that's a nice shot

from Eve Muirhead!

The pressure made

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us know that we could perform at

that high-level. It made us know we

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WERE the best team in the world, and

we were capable of hitting the

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podium.

This, to close out the match

against Great Britain... Having to

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work it hard...! Really hard...! Is

it going to get there?! I think it

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is! And Canada have won it!

When we

lost that semifinal I'm not going to

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lie it was probably the most

overstating moment in my career.

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Losing that semifinal was definitely

the hardest loss, and at the time we

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thought, this is a really quick

turnover, but that's probably what

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helped us in the end.

They are the

world champions, and now they could

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be the Olympic bronze medallists if

this stone is right from Eve

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Muirhead. It is going to get there!

And the brushes go in the air! And

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Britain have won the bronze medal!

To come home with a medal was

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outstanding, line was still really

pleased with that, but now I've got

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a taste of that Olympic podium and

all I want to do is build my way up

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there.

Obviously, we've got a bit of

unfinished business, getting the

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bronze medal was amazing, but you

always want to do better. So, we

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have to break it down into each

game, and then once we get to

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hopefully the play-off stages,

that's a brand-new competition.

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We're feeling like we're in a good

place at the moment. We've been

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working very, very hard-headed

that's something I have to

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constantly say to people about

curling - it is much harder than it

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looks. And we wouldn't have to train

so much to be at the top of the game

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

the European Championships.

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COMMENTATOR: Scotland, gold

medallists here in Switzerland...

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The gold medal at the Olympics is

the only gold medal I am missing in

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my collection, so for me it would

mean a lot of very, very hard work

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has paid off. And I have put in a

tonne of work to get to the position

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I'm in just now. To stand on the top

of the podium would be something

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extra, extra special.

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The girls have medical us. So far

and they're currently leading the

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Olympic athletes of Russia sixthree,

so let's get back to Steve Cram and

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Jackie Lockhart.

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STEVE CRAM: Thanks, and we are just

discussing made breaks next. We're

0:26:020:26:06

just noting the quality of the

snacks from the two teams! Grapes on

0:26:060:26:11

a stick - who has grapes on a?! The

OAR team were being handed their

0:26:110:26:18

bits of fruit!

JACKIE LOCKHART: They're all busy

0:26:180:26:23

getting refuelled. But at the same

time their coaches are checking

0:26:230:26:28

strategy for the next five ends.

There was actually a lot of smiles

0:26:280:26:34

with the OAR team, they weren't too

stressed, they've been playing

0:26:340:26:38

poorly, particularly the skip. You

can see some of the statistics from

0:26:380:26:45

the first five ends.

0:26:450:26:51

the first five ends. But they can't

lie about the scoreboard, it doesn't

0:26:510:26:54

necessarily matter about the

statistics. That young

0:26:540:27:03

statistics. That young lady there,

Victoria Moiseeva, has been really

0:27:030:27:05

struggling. If you're just getting

up to this, it has been a good

0:27:050:27:09

start, OAR have responded and have

had chances to score more but at

0:27:090:27:13

least they picked up two there. So,

it has been a good start for the

0:27:130:27:19

British team. The British men are

meanwhile managed to win over

0:27:190:27:23

Switzerland in the first section of

the men's competition, a excellent

0:27:230:27:27

start for the British men. Duff

first day for them - mustn't three

0:27:270:27:32

sessions every day. This is the

middle session in the women's

0:27:320:27:37

competition and the men will be back

again this evening as well in the

0:27:370:27:40

arena here. So, Victoria Moiseeva,

the lead for OAR. Lauren Gray for

0:27:400:27:50

Great Britain. Lauren was the

alternate four years ago in Sochi.

0:27:500:27:58

Even as the alternate, Jackie, you

still get a lot of experience, being

0:27:580:28:03

around the Olympic experience, don't

you?

Yeah, it is a huge opportunity

0:28:030:28:08

for players if they get the

opportunity to be a fifth man,

0:28:080:28:11

because you find out what it is like

at eight championships and as Lauren

0:28:110:28:16

did, she went to an Olympics and it

can be nothing more than inspiring

0:28:160:28:20

to know that you have been at that

event and you want to be on the team

0:28:200:28:24

actually down there playing - and

that's exactly what she did. Lauren

0:28:240:28:30

in her own right was a skip for a

long, long time and then played

0:28:300:28:34

fifth man for Eve and then decided

to join the team after Eve asked her

0:28:340:28:41

to play lead, a key role in any

game, the lead. The position of the

0:28:410:28:46

stone is critical.

As soon as we

start talking about Lauren, she's

0:28:460:28:50

just had a shocker! So, her first

stone going straight through. Great

0:28:500:28:56

Britain with the hammer in this

sixth end.

After the fifth end

0:28:560:29:06

break, you kind of relaxed, you

stood with your coaches, you've been

0:29:060:29:09

eating and chatting

0:29:090:29:15

eating and chatting away, and the

ice has been sitting for three or

0:29:160:29:21

four minutes doing nothing, and you

have to come onto the game with your

0:29:210:29:24

focused head back on again.

STEVE CRAM: So, Lauren just needs to

0:29:240:29:34

concentrate here after that... Well,

they're always concentrating, of

0:29:340:29:39

course they are but she just needs

to put that last shot out of her

0:29:390:29:42

mind.

That's been a lot of errors

from the Olympic Athletes from

0:29:420:29:49

Russia. But at the same time our

girls have very much capitalised on

0:29:490:29:53

every shot. And she has made up for

it with her second stone, that's

0:29:530:30:00

lovely, well-placed.

0:30:000:30:05

You give the opportunity for the OAR

to rest on it and make it difficult

0:30:100:30:15

for you to remove the red stone.

Galina Arsekina, 26-year-old. From

0:30:150:30:21

Moscow.

0:30:210:30:26

Moscow. If anything, she is probably

been just about the most consistency

0:30:270:30:31

of the team, of the OAR team, but

this one not quite sitting on top of

0:30:310:30:36

that British stone.

It was a nice

weight there, just the wrong line,

0:30:360:30:40

she would like to have been a bit

more to the right, on the center

0:30:400:30:43

line, checking the yellow stone, but

this is an opportunity for us to

0:30:430:30:47

play a nice delicate tap, wait here,

tap that through. Keep her stone top

0:30:470:30:55

half of the four foot.

Vicki Adams.

0:30:550:31:07

She has plenty on it

She has

overthrown this, it seems to be

0:31:070:31:11

going out more than anything.

Enough weight there to move it so, a

0:31:110:31:20

bit fortunate there.

Good result in the end. Not

0:31:200:31:25

necessarily the best flowing stone.

A little firm and she affirms

0:31:250:31:30

herself.

It didn't move at all. We have

0:31:300:31:34

noticed that, a bit of weight and it

stays pretty straight down that

0:31:340:31:37

side.

These girls are play on

international curling ice and it has

0:31:370:31:42

been very well made but often you

will find it is really delicate, the

0:31:420:31:46

actual weight you put, you deliver

on the ice, if you put too much

0:31:460:31:50

weight it will hang straight, you

have really got to play nice weight,

0:31:500:31:55

to get it to move. And then use your

sweepers to hold it straight if

0:31:550:32:01

necessary.

Eve would like to get

this one further back. Again, if

0:32:010:32:07

curling, you are trying to Red Bull

everything from four years ago, if

0:32:070:32:12

that was the last time you watched,

welcome back. -- remember. But the

0:32:120:32:17

team who have delivered the stone

can sweep it as far as they want,

0:32:170:32:21

but the team who are didn't deliver,

once it is past that T-line they

0:32:210:32:28

can't deliver if they want to take

it further back.

Vicki Adams hoping

0:32:280:32:33

to, that is a lovely shot. Remove

both these red guards at the front,

0:32:330:32:38

clear up the house.

With a hammer,

last stone. Want the chance to

0:32:380:32:43

score.

0:32:430:32:53

The key shots are the clearing

guards, able to throw precise and

0:32:590:33:05

heavyweight to remove two or three

stones at a time.

0:33:050:33:08

They are going to try and put a

guard back in here.

0:33:080:33:20

Olympic Athletes from Russia don't

have, they are hoping for a mistake

0:33:200:33:24

from Great Britain, who might hit it

on the nose and leave a guard out

0:33:240:33:27

the front and then they would pull

one in behind it, so object of game

0:33:270:33:32

here for Great Britain is to remove

these guards, and your own stone as

0:33:320:33:37

well.

Anna Sloan playing third.

Looks OK.

0:33:370:33:52

Well done.

Yes, as you say Steve, hopefully we

0:33:520:33:56

have got some of our curling fans

from four years ago back up early

0:33:560:34:01

this morning, watching this game. An

early start for people back home,

0:34:010:34:06

but for us it's an afternoon here,

in Gangneung in Korea.

0:34:060:34:18

There will be young kids getting

early to go to school and hopefully

0:34:180:34:20

they are watching while they are

having their breakfast. Is

What a

0:34:200:34:23

lovely thought.

Sure everybody gets very much

0:34:230:34:30

inspired by watching these top class

athletes playing at their best.

0:34:300:34:35

Unfortunately, the, the OAR team not

quite at their best this morning,

0:34:350:34:39

they haven't brought their A-game

but as in the old football scenario

0:34:390:34:44

it's a game of two halves and they

have after the fifth end spoken to

0:34:440:34:49

their coach and...

I wasn't sure

much was being said. They were

0:34:490:34:54

definitely chatting about what they

were eating, I'm not sure much else

0:34:540:34:58

was being said. What could he say,

you're not playing very well?

I am

0:34:580:35:03

sure he would be saying force the

one and you have to take the two.

0:35:030:35:08

There is a great shot. They aren't

going to let this lead they have got

0:35:080:35:15

slip away from them, that is for

sure.

Very quickly, there are three

0:35:150:35:21

other games taking place here, Japan

had a great start against USA.

0:35:210:35:26

Jumped out to a 7-0 lead. It is 8-1.

They have a firm hold on that match

0:35:260:35:32

and Sweden against Denmark are 7-1

up. And China, over Switzerland,

0:35:320:35:39

4-1. So none of the matches so far

in this first session of the women's

0:35:390:35:46

competition are particularly close.

One team dominating in all four.

0:35:460:35:51

Thankfully in this one it is Great

Britain.

0:35:510:35:58

She didn't catch up in of that

there, she was hoping to catch more

0:35:580:36:04

to roll across and tap the yellow

out of the house. She only got one

0:36:040:36:07

of them.

Great Britain with the hammer here,

0:36:070:36:17

so they will be happy to split the

house. So they have one on the, as

0:36:170:36:25

Eve is looking at it, the left-hand

side they will want to put another

0:36:250:36:27

one on the right-hand side of the

house as far apart as possible so

0:36:270:36:32

there is no chance of a double.

Great opportunity here to lie two.

0:36:320:36:42

So Eve Muirhead then, trying to

capitalise on what has already been

0:36:460:36:50

a good performance so far. She just

wants to go on the op site --

0:36:500:36:56

opposite side of the house and it is

on that T-line. She looks a little

0:36:560:37:00

strong.

Heard Vicki Adams say ten

there, the girls will call numbers.

0:37:000:37:06

Dear, dear, dear.

That is just

another little error we have seen,

0:37:060:37:12

that is two missed shots there for

Eve. She had it in the last end and

0:37:120:37:16

that one there.

We can see there,

the statistics aren't miles apart,

0:37:160:37:28

but more take outs being played by

Great Britain. A lot more take outs,

0:37:280:37:34

with a reasonable amount of

successings but Eve Muirhead there

0:37:340:37:37

with her draw -- success.

Miles off.

That was a real missed

0:37:370:37:42

tonne. She had the whole of the

paint as we would call it, the

0:37:420:37:48

house, to land in.

No point in

blanking.

I think they will blank,

0:37:480:37:56

if he doesn't have the opportunity

of a two they will want to blank.

0:37:560:37:59

They want to score two and increase

that lead.

0:37:590:38:03

If you take your one and you perhaps

give up the chance of them taking a

0:38:030:38:06

two or a three off you, that is not

a good call, so...

We have talked

0:38:060:38:15

about keeping the hammer in the even

end, with this sort of lead though?

0:38:150:38:19

7-3?

If you are really close you

will try and convert the hammer,

0:38:190:38:25

but, they are far enough up.

So, we

have been watching mixed double, I

0:38:250:38:31

hope you caught some of it. A great

new formatters first time at the

0:38:310:38:38

Winter Olympic, in that blank end

meant you would lose the hammer, we

0:38:380:38:42

didn't see it happen at all, where

as in this more traditional format

0:38:420:38:48

means you keep control, when you are

6-3 up, as Jackie explained, that is

0:38:480:38:53

a good option.

So Eve deciding not to sit in and

0:38:530:38:59

score. So blanking that end and we

move on to the seventh. Great

0:38:590:39:04

Britain retaining the hammer. And

indeed retaining this 6-3 lead. We

0:39:040:39:10

are happily inside here, the weather

conditions as you have probably

0:39:100:39:14

heard many, many events are being

cancelled. High winds, I am told

0:39:140:39:19

here in the press centre next to our

venue here that everyone has been

0:39:190:39:23

moved out of there. Bit worried are

about the whole thing blowing away.

0:39:230:39:29

They are tent-like structures so

even at lunchtime we were a bit

0:39:290:39:33

scared in the canteen.

Everybody is safe inside here

0:39:330:39:36

though.

So with each end that progresses we

0:39:360:39:46

are getting closer to finishing this

ten end game here.

0:39:460:39:52

This is the warmest day as well.

Warm and windy.

I use the term warm

0:39:520:39:59

loosely.

It has been very very cold.

It is a few degrees above rather

0:39:590:40:07

than a few degrees below. Obviously

nowhere near as cold here as it has

0:40:070:40:11

been up in the resorts. But it is

the wind, it is the wind, it has

0:40:110:40:16

been a feature of this last week,

ten days.

0:40:160:40:19

Not here. Well OAR then, still very

much up against it here, Great

0:40:190:40:29

Britain retaining the hammer. And

they have probably played a tad

0:40:290:40:32

better in that end, OAR.

More down to particularly Eve

0:40:320:40:36

that...

Missed opportunity there by

Eve rather than OAR. So they are

0:40:360:40:42

just looking to throw one short here

in the center line, that is slightly

0:40:420:40:47

overcurled. She would have wanted to

finish on the red line we see down

0:40:470:40:53

the vertical down the house there.

Great Britain will put the stones

0:40:530:41:00

out to the wing.

0:41:000:41:06

out to the wing. So if there is any

youngsters or parents, or teenagers

0:41:100:41:16

up early in the morning, watching

this on the television and feel

0:41:160:41:21

inspired they want to give curling a

goo, then please do o go on to the

0:41:210:41:30

website, put your postcode in and

find an ice rink to you where you

0:41:300:41:33

can have a bash, there is lots have

said come and try days, if you are

0:41:330:41:38

at all inspired. I know I have been

this week with lots of play,

0:41:380:41:43

especially the mixed doubles where

we have watched. It is a new

0:41:430:41:46

discipline, if you are inspired for

any sport you could try BBC Get

0:41:460:41:51

Inspired. It can be as little or as

much as you want to do but get

0:41:510:41:55

healthy with sport.

Thank you for doing that Jackie. If

0:41:550:42:01

nothing else gave me time to have a

sneaky biscuit. Very important all

0:42:010:42:06

that talk of breakfast and half-time

fruit and nuts and the rest of it.

0:42:060:42:10

Just a bit peckish!

I think we have been lulled into a

0:42:100:42:15

false sense of security. We have had

lots of mixed doubles games that are

0:42:150:42:19

over in an hour and 45. These team

games can last anything from

0:42:190:42:24

two-and-a-half to three hours.

Yes, that men's match went to an

0:42:240:42:29

extra end, over three hours. Against

Switzerland, but the result was a

0:42:290:42:32

good one. A good match actually.

There was a bit of a cagey affair.

0:42:320:42:38

But, nonetheless, Great Britain

playing well.

0:42:380:42:44

One or two ends where things weren't

going quite their way but they hung

0:42:440:42:47

together well and came through with

a good win against a good Swiss

0:42:470:42:52

team, and Great Britain's women

here, continuing the good start.

0:42:520:42:59

Let's not, we shouldn't

underestimate this OAR team, they

0:42:590:43:03

are capable of doing well this week.

They will have to play better than

0:43:030:43:07

they have so far.

There is still an opportunity for

0:43:070:43:11

this OAR team to come back in to

this game. Great Britain have to be

0:43:110:43:17

careful here and that stone of

Lauren Gray's just slips to the back

0:43:170:43:23

of the rings, she really wanted it

to finish in the top half of the

0:43:230:43:27

rings. This gives the opportunity

for the red stones here to come

0:43:270:43:33

down, sit top of her GB yellow

stone.

Galina Arsekina. Playing

0:43:330:43:40

second. Seeing earlier on a former

figure skater, a leg injury forced

0:43:400:43:46

her to take up curling, couldn't

skate any more, she has made this

0:43:460:43:50

second position her own.

It will be a little short there,

0:43:500:43:57

but...

Eve, she isn't going to look

at that shot. She came up a bit

0:43:570:44:04

short there, but Eve's stones are a

danger to her, the two reds outside

0:44:040:44:09

of the house here, so we have seen

Vicki, second player in this team,

0:44:090:44:15

key shots for them are take outs,

clearing the guards.

Trying to get

0:44:150:44:23

both of these here.

Just a bit, oh... Well, the only

0:44:230:44:31

good thing was she stayed in with

hers, which knocked her own stone

0:44:310:44:36

out, but really thin there. Almost

missing it completely.

0:44:360:44:44

Did that get pushed out? It wouldn't

be still there if it did. Any way,

0:44:440:44:50

so Vicki may well get another chance

that the front guard. Let's see what

0:44:500:44:54

Arsekina does here.

Going to try and put another one up.

0:44:540:45:04

She has a couple of options here,

she can come up short on if she

0:45:040:45:10

comes intoo far she has to be

sitting frozen on her own so happily

0:45:100:45:15

just playing that short, to protect

her shot.

0:45:150:45:22

Another opportunity here for these

two reds at the front to be removed.

0:45:250:45:30

If you catch the right-hand side of

it it should go on to the other red

0:45:300:45:36

and clear both of them.

Actually she

wants a similar shot to the one she

0:45:360:45:42

has just played, does not want to

catch this too remain... Well done.

0:45:420:45:45

That is better. -- too full. So,

Vicki Adams helping to clear things

0:45:450:45:55

out for Eve Muirhead. Seventh end,

just three more after this. It could

0:45:550:46:04

well be that the OAR have the hammer

in the eighth and the tenth unless

0:46:040:46:08

another end gets ranked. But Britain

could pick up the two here, maybe

0:46:080:46:15

even one would be enough but they

will want to try and get two if they

0:46:150:46:19

can. OAR are going to put it another

guard in place.

Yeah, they're

0:46:190:46:23

playing very offensive here, if they

don't make this guard, they could be

0:46:230:46:29

in all sorts of trouble. But she has

actually played it very well.

0:46:290:46:36

STEVE CRAM: Again, Eve Muirhead

wants rid of that. So, Anna Sloan,

0:46:360:46:44

fairly straightforward shot for her.

JACKIE LOCKHART: Anna Sloan, the

0:46:440:46:49

only left-handed player in this

team.

0:46:490:46:56

team.

Nothing wrong with

left-handedness!

No, not at all,

0:46:580:47:04

actually an advantage sometimes in

the game. You will notice that when

0:47:040:47:08

the girls sit down on the hack, it

is called, it will depend on whether

0:47:080:47:21

they are right-handed or

left-handed, and quite often if you

0:47:210:47:25

are a left-hander, you can be on the

right side of a stone to see the

0:47:250:47:29

better side.

0:47:290:47:36

better side. So an advantage, Steve

- I take it you are a left-hander!

0:47:360:47:39

Yes, I am!

0:47:390:47:45

Yes, I am!

They're playing these

guards very well.

I was just going

0:47:450:47:48

to say, they're finally beginning to

find the right line and weight,

0:47:480:47:53

putting the guards at least where

they want them to be. Anna Sloan

0:47:530:47:59

trying to perform exactly the same

shot as she did a minute or two ago.

0:47:590:48:02

And she does it well. So, continuing

here to give Eve Muirhead the

0:48:020:48:14

chance, well, more than a chance,

the ability to keep control of, make

0:48:140:48:21

her own decision about the shot

she's going to play.

OAR are playing

0:48:210:48:27

very dangerously here, because if

they don't put this guard on at all

0:48:270:48:31

there is a huge opportunity for a

three here for Great Britain.

And

0:48:310:48:35

this is where I would get a little

concerned, because the draw ability

0:48:350:48:41

of the skip so far in this match has

not been good to.

No, it hasn't.

0:48:410:48:45

She's at 20%!

It's not playing on

her mind at all, is it? Staying off

0:48:450:48:56

this as well...

0:48:560:49:01

this as well...

The sweepers will

know they needed to be a cross that

0:49:030:49:05

centreline. So, she's brought this

one into the house, and this will

0:49:050:49:10

give... Oh, that's not a good shot

at all.

This is what I'm saying. Has

0:49:100:49:18

ended up gives Eve Muirhead a big

opportunity here.

0:49:180:49:31

So, Eve, hoping to remove both of

these stones and keep her shooter in

0:49:310:49:36

the house. Should be a

straightforward shot here.

Tiny bit

0:49:360:49:43

your way...

Just in the centreline?

Yeah.

0:49:430:49:52

So, Eve suggesting quite a heavy

throw.

0:50:060:50:12

throw. Executed well. So, we lie

three shots here now, and that was

0:50:150:50:20

the danger of OAR playing these

guards, she played the guard but she

0:50:200:50:24

brought it into the house. A second

opportunity for them might have been

0:50:240:50:28

to put one to the wing and say, I'm

going to make you play for just one

0:50:280:50:32

of them.

Well, it's been a difficult

first session for OAR, particularly

0:50:320:50:39

for their skip. She has had the

opportunity is maybe to have had the

0:50:390:50:46

chance to make the situation not as

bad as it is. May not really have

0:50:460:50:51

ever been in a position to dominate

over rate Britain, but -- over Great

0:50:510:51:01

Britain, but each time we've come to

the last two stones, could have been

0:51:010:51:03

so much worse. So, this is the final

stone in this seventh end for OAR,

0:51:030:51:12

Great Britain lying three here.

This

is a real gutsy call. She's ignoring

0:51:120:51:16

all of the Yellowstone is in the

house, and going to try and draw in

0:51:160:51:21

behind. -- all of the yellow stones.

And given how she has been drawing,

0:51:210:51:29

that's a big call.

0:51:290:51:35

that's a big call.

This is a simple

takeout for four here. That was a

0:51:360:51:40

big, big, gutsy call, especially

when she's not throwing draw weight

0:51:400:51:42

very well.

0:51:420:51:48

very well. It's a shot which could

have stolen the end, but she's just

0:51:480:51:52

not playing well enough.

Well, this

could be it here, if Great Britain

0:51:520:52:00

take four then I would be very

surprised if OAR decided to carry

0:52:000:52:04

on, particularly the way they're

playing.

It's not as if, lets spend

0:52:040:52:09

some more time out on the ice -

they're having a shocker. And Eve

0:52:090:52:16

Muirhead would like to try and

finish this here. We may well get

0:52:160:52:20

the handshakes. Eve Muirhead looking

to just hit this on the nose and

0:52:200:52:25

stay for four... And she's done it

superbly well. It's another good

0:52:250:52:30

shot. Four for Great Britain.

There's a little discussion going on

0:52:300:52:37

with the OAR team. I wonder if

they're going to carry on. It is now

0:52:370:52:43

10-3 in favour of Great Britain.

Yes, and that's it. There's the

0:52:430:52:47

handshake. It's been a penniless the

OARas per, but what a start for

0:52:470:52:53

Great Britain. -- it has been a poor

start from the OAR perspective but

0:52:530:53:02

what a start for Great Britain, they

have come through this match

0:53:020:53:06

brilliantly well, played well right

from the start. They put the

0:53:060:53:10

pressure on OAR and they could not

respond. In fact as I said, they've

0:53:100:53:14

played some horrendous shots.

0:53:140:53:18

EILIDH BARBOUR: So, a great result

for Great Britain's women curlers

0:53:270:53:33

and next up for them is the USA and

you can see that on BBC One just

0:53:330:53:37

after midnight. Well, it's a family

affair for Britain's curlers, Eve

0:53:370:53:44

Muirhead being joined by her two

brothers at the Olympics for the

0:53:440:53:47

first time. The men's skip is Kyle

Smith, and his brother Cameron is

0:53:470:53:53

also on the team. Are you keeping

up?! If not, don't worry, here's

0:53:530:53:56

Steve Cram with a quick look at who

the boys are and what they've been

0:53:560:54:00

saying ahead of Pyeongchang.

0:54:000:54:07

saying ahead of Pyeongchang.

A lot

of the game is about field, really,

0:54:070:54:09

you have to feel the weight and feel

the moment and put it exactly where

0:54:090:54:12

you want it.

Talk Bojan about you

and your brother - are there any

0:54:120:54:19

tensions ever between brothers out

there?

Sometimes, yes. It can be

0:54:190:54:26

something very silly and just

because it is your brother in annoy

0:54:260:54:29

you more. But even when you do fall

out, because it's your brother,

0:54:290:54:34

almost instantly, it's forgotten

about.

He's quite an analytical

0:54:340:54:40

skip, he likes to think about things

before he does it and if he needs

0:54:400:54:43

your help he will always ask and we

will talk about each game after and

0:54:430:54:47

go through every shot NCF there is

anything we could have done

0:54:470:54:51

differently, or if we called the

right shot.

Do you think as a

0:54:510:54:55

brother that's an advantage to have

your brothers in the team?

To be

0:54:550:54:58

honest we've always got on really

well. And when we are curling I

0:54:580:55:02

don't really see him as my brother,

is just another competitor that

0:55:020:55:05

we're playing with, so it works

really well.

Cameron is a great guy

0:55:050:55:10

to have around and we know how to

work around each other.

0:55:100:55:20

work around each other.

I have

basically curled with Kyle my whole

0:55:200:55:27

career, our mums would drag is

around when we will be kids and I

0:55:270:55:30

have played with him since I was a

young boy and basically we have done

0:55:300:55:35

that over the years and got to where

we are today. We play a lot of the

0:55:350:55:40

teams that we're going to play out

there on a weekly basis on the tour,

0:55:400:55:44

but I think just representing Team

GB in South Korea, which is a unique

0:55:440:55:50

case to go, I've never been, I've

never been to that part of the

0:55:500:55:55

world, and just to experience it,

doing what we do, that is what I am

0:55:550:56:02

kind of looking forward to, to be

honest, and getting on the ice and

0:56:020:56:05

playing in front of a crowd and fan

base that we never get to play in

0:56:050:56:11

front of unless it's at the

Olympics.

You always try and take

0:56:110:56:19

these events one game at a time, and

I think it is well within our grasp,

0:56:190:56:22

it's all just about how well we

performed that week, but we've given

0:56:220:56:26

ourselves the best chance in the

work that we've done to build up to

0:56:260:56:30

this event. So, just itching to go,

really, and I hope everything comes

0:56:300:56:33

together for us at the right time.

Janet Kisa tough first match for

0:56:330:56:40

Team Smith, they were facing

Switzerland, World Championship

0:56:400:56:45

bronze medallists, and rejoin the

action in the tenth end with Great

0:56:450:56:50

Britain leading 5-4. Your

commentators are Logan Gray and

0:56:500:56:56

Steve Cram.

0:56:560:57:02

So, bear, and attract and tap at

Middlestone back a little. I think

0:57:020:57:07

he wants the option to be able to be

able to run one of those other

0:57:070:57:12

yellows, to have two sitting at the

top. -- so, they're just going to

0:57:120:57:19

try and that middle stone.

Absolutely. They have played the

0:57:190:57:27

whole end to force in Switzerland to

just score one, but now they're in

0:57:270:57:32

such a strong position that they

smell blood and they're going to go

0:57:320:57:36

and try and steal the game right

here in the tenth end.

0:57:360:57:44

here in the tenth end.

Not the

easiest side that any of them have

0:57:440:57:49

managed to cope with.

0:57:490:57:55

managed to cope with. So, draw

weight for Kyle Smith.

0:57:550:58:01

weight for Kyle Smith. Tap that

middle yellow back... It's looking

0:58:020:58:08

pretty good, actually.

0:58:080:58:18

pretty good, actually. Another few

inches maybe would have been good,

0:58:180:58:20

but that is a good effort.

0:58:200:58:29

but that is a good effort. A little

more would have been ideal. But

0:58:290:58:35

you're right, it's just making life

very difficult for Switzerland here.

0:58:350:58:45

LOGAN GRAY: I've been told, Steve,

that Princess Anne is in the house

0:58:450:58:49

right now. I don't know if you can

see that on the TV but...

0:58:490:59:01

see that on the TV but... Yeah, I

can see the British contingent,

0:59:010:59:07

Princess Anne and about 15 other

people.

0:59:070:59:12

So, what are the options here for

Switzerland and try and their own

0:59:180:59:32

in?

Yeah, I think so, it looks like

they're going to play a takeout on

0:59:320:59:37

it and if they stick it then they

might have a chance to score two,

0:59:370:59:42

but what they really want is to get

one. A little bit surprised to see

0:59:420:59:49

them playing a takeout weight at

this.

He's been struggling with

0:59:491:00:02

this.

He's been struggling with his

weight.

You would think if they went

1:00:021:00:07

to the last end they only have

realistically a 20% chance of

1:00:071:00:10

winning.

1:00:101:00:18

Switzerland lie shot. The they block

the route in? Run that back?

1:00:231:00:37

the route in? Run that back?

Throw

the guard here.

If we could place it

1:00:391:00:43

there I'm

1:00:431:00:49

there I'm not sure...

The other

option Switzerland would v he has

1:00:491:00:54

just played a shot. He could almost,

you don't allow Switzerland to be

1:00:541:00:58

able to tap that back again, you

could play almost the same shot and

1:00:581:01:02

knock that stone in for two, so

surely they have to do something on

1:01:021:01:10

that side.

It looks like they are

potentially guarding play at the

1:01:101:01:17

same shot again to score two, and

hopefully just accepting they are

1:01:171:01:20

going to go to an extra end.

In their time-out they talked about

1:01:201:01:25

not kind of blocking those kind of

promotional take outs and that is

1:01:251:01:29

what they did. They kind of

snookered themselves a bit on that

1:01:291:01:34

left-hand side and they can't

promote eitherer of the yellows on

1:01:341:01:36

to the red.

The last thing what they want to do

1:01:361:01:45

here, is throw some sort of a hail

Mary to get that red stone out and

1:01:451:01:49

make things easier for Switzerland,

to get another one to score two.

1:01:491:01:57

Still six-and-a-half minutes on the

clock so they are giving this one

1:02:011:02:04

its full attention.

1:02:041:02:09

What they want to do here, is

1:02:211:02:27

This is the final stone for Kyle

Smith and for Great Britain in the

1:02:271:02:34

tenth end, are we going to see an

extra end? Britain leading by one.

1:02:341:02:41

Kyle Smith has found his form in the

latter stages but he will try to

1:02:411:02:47

protect hiss position, they don't

want to give Switzerland an

1:02:471:02:49

opportunity to pick up two. They are

going to have to sweep this really

1:02:491:02:53

hard though, really hard. He has

maybe not given this enough. First

1:02:531:02:58

of all get over the hog line, have

to sweep it.

Great sweep to get in

1:02:581:03:05

and play but it is not going to do

anything. It is far too long.

1:03:051:03:12

Having said that, I was really

surprised by how little ice the

1:03:121:03:17

Swiss took for that previous stone,

so it was, it must be quite straight

1:03:171:03:21

down that side of the sheet. So

maybe it does do the job.

1:03:211:03:30

There is no real room to come round

that one, it didn't look as though

1:03:351:03:39

there is. There is a British stone

at the back, sitting behind the one

1:03:391:03:42

that is counting.

And anything too wide, probably not

1:03:421:03:48

going to get second shot, the option

the preferred one would have been

1:03:481:03:53

probably to tap that red, the shot

he just played before, into position

1:03:531:04:01

there, that counting stone, where

that is. Still looking at it.

1:04:011:04:14

So sorry, a time-out has been call.

The Swiss cope is there.

1:04:141:04:18

Helping with the discussion, I looks

as though they have mind their mind

1:04:181:04:23

up pretty quickly, he's off.

I think I heard the Swiss players

1:04:231:04:31

say they didn't think the draw round

the outside was possible, because

1:04:311:04:35

it's quite straight there, so, they

are looking to try and play pretty

1:04:351:04:40

much the same shot again,

three-quarters contact on that red

1:04:401:04:42

and push it into the middle for two.

Is weight important? Whenever you

1:04:421:04:53

are tapping the stone up on to other

one, catch, I don't think there is

1:04:531:04:58

enough room to push it by. I was

going to say that yellow is too

1:04:581:05:04

close behind. Any way, here we go,

the final stone for Switzerland.

1:05:041:05:11

Need the one here, two would give

them victory over Great Britain, a

1:05:111:05:17

crucial shot here, swards, they have

played a good shot last time. He is

1:05:171:05:23

past the guard. Just a nudge to push

it out. That nudge is enough to make

1:05:231:05:27

sure that that stone is not going to

come into where he wanted it to, so

1:05:271:05:31

one for Switzerland, we have a tied

match after ten ends and Great

1:05:311:05:35

Britain did their job well there,

almost at one point looked as though

1:05:351:05:39

they could get the steal but they

limited Switzerland to the one, they

1:05:391:05:44

are tied five all and Great Britain

will take the hammer into the extra

1:05:441:05:47

end.

Here is the chance then. Extra end,

1:05:471:05:54

Great Britain with the hammer.

1:05:541:06:04

T one point looked as though they

could get the steal but they limited

1:06:051:06:07

Switzerland to the one, they are

tied five all and Great Britain will

1:06:071:06:10

take the hammer into the extra end.

Here is the chance then. Extra end,

1:06:101:06:13

Great Britain with the hammer.

Italy

have a time-out.

1:06:131:06:19

have a time-out. Nd Great Britain

did their job well there, almost at

1:06:231:06:24

one point looked as though they

could get the steal but they limited

1:06:241:06:27

Switzerland to the one, they are

tied five all and Great Britain will

1:06:271:06:29

take the hammer into the extra end.

Here is the chance then. Extra end,

1:06:291:06:32

Great Britain with the hammer.

Italy

have a time-out. Bard being put in

1:06:321:06:35

place. Just comes across the center

line.

1:06:351:06:36

So I think if you are Great Britain,

you kind of think, yes, we managed

1:06:361:06:39

the last three four ends well, at

one point you could have said the

1:06:391:06:43

momentum was slight I with

Switzerland, then it shifted back

1:06:431:06:46

and during that last end, it is

beginning to look as though that one

1:06:461:06:52

shot wasn't, it didn't tap their own

stone back far enough.

1:06:521:07:01

A nice shot from Cammy Smith.

Yes, it is all about inches and if

1:07:011:07:07

annal only and the rest of it, but

at least they limited Switzerland to

1:07:071:07:12

the one there, and then now in a

good position. Well, in a position

1:07:121:07:16

you would want to be in in the extra

end with the hammer. Only need one

1:07:161:07:20

of course now.

Definitely. That shot might have

1:07:201:07:25

looked a bit strange. It is the

first time we have seen a shot of

1:07:251:07:29

its type in this game. We call that

a tick shot. So basically what you

1:07:291:07:32

are trying to do is move your

opposition stone to the side but a

1:07:321:07:37

you can't remove it from play

because of the free guard zone rule,

1:07:371:07:41

which prevents you from removing the

opposition stones from that area out

1:07:411:07:44

front of the house.

Basically what GB are going to try

1:07:441:07:55

and do is keep that centre

wide-open, so that Kyle can lay one

1:07:551:07:59

down there on to the bottom to win

the game.

1:07:591:08:05

So another one of them, please,

Cammy.

1:08:051:08:12

They are sweeping this hard. Don't

want to hit it too skinny.

Scary.

1:08:231:08:33

Yes, well done.

Maybe thought for a moment it was

1:08:331:08:40

closer than that. There is a lot of

smiles now, and a bit of, bit of a

1:08:401:08:50

swaggerer he is is not getting too

confident but the last three or four

1:08:501:08:55

ends have really pulled it back

together.

Those shots that Cammy

1:08:551:09:01

made, they give them a good buzz and

feeling, and just by making, because

1:09:011:09:06

they play a lot of more unmundane

shots, the guards, in this

1:09:061:09:11

situation, this is the one where

they can make a massive difference

1:09:111:09:15

to the outcome of the game, and how

straight forward the final stone is

1:09:151:09:20

for the skip.

1:09:201:09:25

You can see a bit of that stone.

Peel I think the call.

1:09:421:09:55

Peel I think the call.

What you

saying? Peel?

Ideally they would go

1:09:561:09:59

after the one in the house here, but

they don't want to rest just

1:09:591:10:07

feathering it like Benoit did.

Peeling the guard.

Not going to hit

1:10:071:10:12

I. He did. I am sitting on the wrong

side looking at it. Should keep

1:10:121:10:18

watching the TV screen, a better

view.

1:10:181:10:22

As you said keeping things nice and

clear.

I was half watching the end

1:10:221:10:29

of Canada Italy. That is what they

were doing, Canada kept giving

1:10:291:10:33

themselves plenty of room. They had

the last stone and run out victors

1:10:331:10:41

by 5-3. Picked up one in the final

end. It was a tight affair all the

1:10:411:10:46

way through that one, Italy giving

Canada plenty to think about there.

1:10:461:10:53

Great Britain will face Canada in

this evening's session.

I would love

1:10:531:10:58

to go there with a victory under

their belt.

1:10:581:11:04

-- they would love to go there with

a victory under their belt. Same

1:11:041:11:11

again, another peel for Kyle

Waddell.

1:11:111:11:17

So far, so good.

Absolutely, another three of them

1:11:301:11:36

would be quite fine, then you would

expect Kyle wouldn't have too hard a

1:11:361:11:41

shot to win the game. Game.

Well Switzerland do have one end

1:11:411:11:46

close to the four foot, that is

their friend at the moment.

1:11:461:11:57

Any skip, if brow said draw to the

four foot to win the match, with

1:11:571:12:02

clear ice ahead of you.

You would take that, wouldn't you?

1:12:021:12:10

Absolutely.

No change in tactic, Switzerland are

1:12:101:12:23

hoping they will get this wrong.

There is not much else they can do.

1:12:231:12:37

Thomas Muirhead doing a good job

You

don't want to stick it, hit it on

1:12:401:12:44

the nose and leave your own stone

sitting there.

1:12:441:12:51

That is the difference between the

take out and a peel. A peel is when

1:12:511:12:54

you peel your own stone away from

the playing area as well as the

1:12:541:13:00

stone that is in play already.

1:13:001:13:06

Here we go again.

1:13:151:13:22

The centre plays lovely and open,

exactly as you would want if you are

1:13:221:13:27

GB, that is largely down to the

terrific two shots by Cammy Smith,

1:13:271:13:32

making those tick shots and opening

things right up.

1:13:321:13:44

Another nice shot from Thomas

Muirhead. His last three ends has

1:13:481:13:52

been very good.

1:13:521:14:02

Trying to work out where they want

to put their last stone of the end,

1:14:061:14:10

rather than this one I would say,

they are going to throw a guard here

1:14:101:14:13

in this one, and they will probably

put one kind of somewhere in round

1:14:131:14:17

the center line, about a similar

distance from the button at the

1:14:171:14:24

back.

Just about protecting that back at

1:14:241:14:29

the minute.

1:14:291:14:34

You can see where he would like to

finish up.

The blowers have come

1:14:371:14:44

back on again.

1:14:441:14:54

I think Great Britain's cause has

been helped slightly by a bit of a

1:14:561:15:04

sticky patch that Mark Schwarzer --

Benoit Schwarz went through.

1:15:041:15:08

The last stone in that tenth end

capturing the guard on the way

1:15:081:15:12

through as well.

1:15:121:15:21

Suburb just want to move that out of

the way and keep trying to keep this

1:15:321:15:37

nice and clear, the skip for Great

Britain will have a shot at the end,

1:15:371:15:42

we're a assuming here, to win the

match.

1:15:421:15:48

match. It has gone quiet in here!

The British contingent,

1:15:521:16:00

The British contingent, including

the British dignitaries and the

1:16:011:16:04

British team watching this.

1:16:041:16:10

LOGAN GRAY: That was not what they

were looking for. But I guess they

1:16:191:16:23

get kind of second prize there. But

all of a sudden, the difficulty for

1:16:231:16:28

Kyle Smith's final shot has one up

by a few fold.

Now, he has got the

1:16:281:16:34

chance to draw in behind that and

get close in. Something to make Kyle

1:16:341:16:41

Smith have to work around. Just

trying to work out exactly where

1:16:411:16:48

they would like to be.

1:16:481:16:57

It is never over. You just think

this was going

1:17:061:17:14

this was going nicely Great

Britain's way... They still might

1:17:141:17:18

have a chance to win it but it is

just going to have to be a very good

1:17:181:17:23

shot. Let's see what Benoit Schwarz

can do here. He has struggled with

1:17:231:17:29

his weight, but good players come

good when it matters.

So, somewhere

1:17:291:17:37

just touching the button on the edge

of the left-hand side is what Benoit

1:17:371:17:41

Schwarz is looking for here. To try

and really close down that scoring

1:17:411:17:46

area for Kyle Smith's last one.

SWISS PLAYERS TALK FRENCH

1:17:461:18:01

SWISS PLAYERS TALK FRENCH That is a

real mistake from Benoit Schwarz,

1:18:041:18:08

he's made a few.

1:18:081:18:14

he's made a few.

It was short as

well. They were trying to sweep it

1:18:141:18:16

in and get it passed that the guard,

at least into the house, would have

1:18:161:18:21

given Kyle Smith something to think

about. A more straightforward shot

1:18:211:18:26

for him now, just to draw this into

anywhere in the house, and Great

1:18:261:18:31

Britain will win their first match.

Thomas Muirhead certainly played his

1:18:311:18:34

part after a couple of indifferent

shots in the middle of the match, he

1:18:341:18:37

has come good towards the end, and

Kyle Smith himself has struggled

1:18:371:18:40

with one or two of his shots, but

this is pretty straightforward. The

1:18:401:18:45

British skip with the

1:18:451:18:50

British skip with the chance to draw

in, on this extra end, the last

1:18:501:18:53

stone.

1:18:531:18:58

stone.

We're a way out there...

Weight's good!

1:18:581:19:05

LOGAN GRAY: Holding my breath as

well, I don't know why!

Such a

1:19:051:19:09

straightforward shot! Looks fine!

Yarn at the hands shake comes in the

1:19:091:19:16

end. It was an incredibly tight

match, all the way through, nobody

1:19:161:19:22

got more than one shot ahead of the

other. Great Britain holding

1:19:221:19:28

Switzerland to one on the final end,

meaning we went into an extra end

1:19:281:19:35

and with mistakes from both teams it

was a bit of a nailbiter. But what a

1:19:351:19:41

way for Great Britain to start,

they've won their first match,

1:19:411:19:44

against Switzerland. In the end the

score, 6-5 against Great Britain.

1:19:441:19:51

Congratulations, guys, what a way to

get under way?

Delighted, could not

1:19:511:19:56

really be a better start so I'm

really chuffed.

A tight affair, how

1:19:561:20:00

were the nerves?

You're always going

to get a little nervy in your first

1:20:001:20:04

Olympics. It is just keeping it

under control and knowing the

1:20:041:20:08

processes to do it right.

That

sounds like a pretty stock answer! I

1:20:081:20:14

bet the nerves were jangling Bojan!

There was a few missed shots but we

1:20:141:20:20

played them in the Europeans and it

makes for a good game! We said to

1:20:201:20:25

Kyle, we just needed the draw for

the win and thankfully they let us

1:20:251:20:28

have that a bit easier than we

probably expected that you still

1:20:281:20:32

have to make it, so we're happy.

I

noticed you had a bit of a wobble in

1:20:321:20:37

the middle - how important was it

that the guys got around you?

Yeah,

1:20:371:20:41

I struggled for a couple of ends at

the boys pulled together and they

1:20:411:20:46

have some good information to pass

on and we managed to pull it

1:20:461:20:49

together for the second half, so a

team effort and every little helps

1:20:491:20:53

in those situations.

You're all

giving your nice stock answers to

1:20:531:20:57

these questions but it was a tough

first day for you, you've got Canada

1:20:571:21:02

tonight and that was a really

important win?

Have an ugly, they're

1:21:021:21:05

one of the teams you would expect to

be near the podium at the end of the

1:21:051:21:09

week, so we're very pleased to get

off with such a good performance in

1:21:091:21:14

our first Olympics of. We struggled

a wee bit but we pulled it together

1:21:141:21:17

and we're really pleased to get the

win.

Congratulations and good luck

1:21:171:21:20

tonight.

Thank you!

1:21:201:21:23

win.

Congratulations and good luck

tonight.

Thank you!

1:21:231:21:25

EILIDH BARBOUR: A good win for Great

Britain's men but they are back on

1:21:251:21:32

the ice later on and you can see

them taking on one of the gold medal

1:21:321:21:36

favourites, Canada, at 11 o'clock on

BBC One. Well, the women were also

1:21:361:21:41

in action and they have just come

off the ice after a good win against

1:21:411:21:47

OAR and we caught up with them after

their first match of this

1:21:471:21:50

Pyeongchang Olympics. Well,

congratulations, I will begin with

1:21:501:21:56

you, Eve, that is a great way to

start?

Yeah, delighted, it is always

1:21:561:22:00

crucial that you get off to a strong

start and we did that. We had a

1:22:001:22:05

clinical game, we outplayed the

Russians, and to get one win on the

1:22:051:22:09

board after the first day is nice.

How good is it to finally get

1:22:091:22:14

started, it has been a long wait?

It

has been but it is just really nice

1:22:141:22:17

to be able to get out there

eventually and get going. It was a

1:22:171:22:21

really good atmosphere out there and

we all really enjoyed ourselves.

1:22:211:22:25

You're very experienced, Vicki but

were there some nerves?

Yeah, it

1:22:251:22:30

would be unusual if we didn't have

nerves but we have been doing a lot

1:22:301:22:33

of work on how we cope with

pressure, so we all felt well in

1:22:331:22:37

control of ourselves.

And I know in

Sochi you were alternate, Lauren, so

1:22:371:22:43

what was it like for your first

match?

It was really exciting, like

1:22:431:22:50

Vicki said, we were in control of

ourselves but looking forward to

1:22:501:22:53

getting out there, especially after

a few days off and we had a great

1:22:531:22:57

game, which always helps, so we're

all feeling pleased.

Talk us through

1:22:571:23:02

how you managed the week, waiting

and waiting and finally getting

1:23:021:23:07

started, back again tomorrow, each

game, do you kind of just, it is a

1:23:071:23:11

cliche, take each game as it comes

and not get ahead of yourself?

Yeah,

1:23:111:23:16

the last few days have been quite

long but we have managed to fill it

1:23:161:23:19

pretty well. We have had the

official training and several gym

1:23:191:23:23

sessions as well and plenty of time

in the dining hall! It's just really

1:23:231:23:27

keeping ourselves occupied and busy!

As you say, it is a long

1:23:271:23:31

competition, the Olympic Games, on

some days you have one game, some

1:23:311:23:35

days off and some days with two

games. It is important to manage our

1:23:351:23:40

time and what we do really well as a

team is manage when we know we can

1:23:401:23:44

switch off and go and enjoy

ourselves and get our nails done

1:23:441:23:48

with GB flags! And knowing when we

can put our competition heads on and

1:23:481:23:52

get into business mode! I hope you

all sent your Valentine's cards

1:23:521:23:59

before you left?!

Brownie points for

me! I sent one but I didn't get one

1:23:591:24:03

back!

Well, we LOVED what you did

today! Congratulations! Great start

1:24:031:24:11

from both our British curling teams.

I am now joined from the Gangneung

1:24:111:24:16

Curling Centre by Jackie Lockhart,

who was commentating. It is a great

1:24:161:24:19

start for both teams - how much have

you enjoyed the first morning of the

1:24:191:24:24

team competition?

What a wonderful

way for Great Britain to start this

1:24:241:24:28

Olympic championship here. The men

showed huge resilience in that game

1:24:281:24:32

against Switzerland this morning and

to win that is fantastic. And the

1:24:321:24:36

ladies? They had a wonderful game,

on paper if you ask me, they were

1:24:361:24:41

guaranteed to get a win there but

they had to go out and perform the

1:24:411:24:47

shots well - great start.

I am

enjoying your jacket, I think we

1:24:471:24:51

have been dressed by the same

wardrobe designer today! But in

1:24:511:24:55

terms of team your head, they came

here with a lot of expectation - how

1:24:551:25:00

do you feel their mental strength

was and how comfortable they have

1:25:001:25:03

been already?

-- score. Yeah, these

girls have laid everything on the

1:25:031:25:09

table in preparation for this

Olympic Games. -- score. There is a

1:25:091:25:13

lot of weight on their shoulders,

they're the current European

1:25:131:25:17

champions, they got a bronze in

Sochi and there is huge expectations

1:25:171:25:21

for them to get a better medal than

they did last time and they have put

1:25:211:25:25

a lot of work in with psychologists

and how they mentally handle that

1:25:251:25:29

pressure. And I thought they showed

real composure out there today. They

1:25:291:25:33

looked happy, they looked relaxed,

and they played the simple shots

1:25:331:25:36

well.

And it was a good way for them

to start, they played nine matches

1:25:361:25:42

in total in this round robin section

- in terms of the draw, how do you

1:25:421:25:46

feel it works for them in being one

of those top four teams to get

1:25:461:25:50

through to the semifinals?

The draw

for the girls actually is very, very

1:25:501:25:54

good. I'm not going to say it is the

weaker teams that they're playing

1:25:541:25:58

but I think it is teams they should

beat, and they've got them in the

1:25:581:26:02

early stages. What is going to be

critical is that they get wins from

1:26:021:26:05

these. Because in the latter half,

they will be playing Sweden and

1:26:051:26:10

Switzerland and Canada last, and

let's hope it doesn't matter when

1:26:101:26:14

they play Canada, they've already

qualified at that stage. So, they've

1:26:141:26:17

really got to put the effort in in

this first half of the competition.

1:26:171:26:22

Let's talk a bit about the boys of,

the Olympic debut and a real first

1:26:221:26:26

taste of the pressure that can come

at the end of one of these Olympic

1:26:261:26:30

matches, great to see them come

through?

It really was. Opposite

1:26:301:26:36

from the girls, do guys have got the

toughest start. They've got Canada

1:26:361:26:40

tonight. But that one this morning

will really have given them

1:26:401:26:43

confidence. It is their first

Olympics, and who knows how you are

1:26:431:26:47

going to perform when you get out

there? Lots of nerves get on top of

1:26:471:26:51

you. But again they showed real

resilience today, and I'm very

1:26:511:26:55

impressed. They had a couple of

slack shots in the middle but to

1:26:551:26:59

pull off that

1:26:591:27:04

pull off that extra end -- end win,

it was wonderful.

Jackie, thank you

1:27:081:27:12

very much for joining us.

1:27:121:27:18

It is around half past four in the

afternoon here in South Korea,

1:27:261:27:29

plenty has happened on day five and

here is what you might have missed

1:27:291:27:35

if you were not up nice and early.

Great Britain's women's team won

1:27:351:27:40

bronze in Sochi four years ago and

Eve Muirhead's team got their

1:27:401:27:45

campaign off to eight winning start

with a comprehensive win over the

1:27:451:27:50

OAR. The men's team, including Eve

Muirhead's brother Thomas, also had

1:27:501:27:55

a day to remember, beginning in

perfect style, edging out reigning

1:27:551:27:59

World Championship bronze medallists

Switzerland. Shaun White, AKA The

1:27:591:28:08

Flying Tomato, won his third

halfpipe title in Pyeongchang, 12

1:28:081:28:13

years after his first in Turin. The

31-year-old scored a brilliant 97.75

1:28:131:28:19

to get America's 100th all-time

Winter Olympic gold medal.

1:28:191:28:26

Unfortunately the Pyeongchang

postponements have continued today

1:28:261:28:28

in the Alpine skiing with the

women's slalom becoming the third

1:28:281:28:32

event to have to be rescheduled.

Featuring the multitalented American

1:28:321:28:36

Mikaela Shiffrin, the slalom will

now be run on Friday. All eyes were

1:28:361:28:42

on the ice yesterday, as Elise

Christie went for 500 metre

1:28:421:28:46

short-track speed skating gold.

Triple live nation in Sochi, she was

1:28:461:28:52

hoping to turn tears of

disappointment into tears of joy.

1:28:521:28:55

But sport, and it seems in

particular short-track, can be very

1:28:551:28:59

cruel. Away they go, the final is

on!

1:28:591:29:06

SIMON BROTHERTON: Elise Christie

trying to move through on the

1:29:061:29:09

inside...

1:29:091:29:09

trying to move through on the

inside... Fontana of Italy leads the

1:29:091:29:14

way! The Canadian is in second

place! Elise Christie has work to do

1:29:141:29:22

to get back into contention! You

know she has got the speed in her

1:29:221:29:27

legs! Elise Christie now trying to

get the inside line! Elise Christie

1:29:271:29:37

tries to make it on the inside! And

Elise Christie crashes out! It is a

1:29:371:29:45

photo finish on the line! In her

quest for gold, Elise Christie ends

1:29:451:29:54

up on the floor again! She crashed

out of the final four years ago and

1:29:541:30:00

history repeats itself in Korea!

Let's look at the race once again

1:30:001:30:07

here.

And as you can see, just

wishing the Korean on the outside,

1:30:071:30:16

so she might get the penalty, but

that won't help Elise Christie at

1:30:161:30:19

all.

1:30:191:30:24

It will be interesting to see who

crossed the line first, Fontana or

1:30:251:30:30

Choi.

It is a photo finish for first

place and the Netherlands could be

1:30:301:30:36

third.

This is the shot we need, and it is

1:30:361:30:44

Fontana.

1:30:441:30:47

This is the shot we need, and it is

Fontana. I am joined by windfall

1:30:471:30:50

O'Reilly. We almost don't want to

see those pictures again. It was so

1:30:501:30:54

crushing to see her back in tears

again. Absolutely, I think again, I

1:30:541:30:59

have said from the beginning she

needs to stay relaxed and calm. She

1:30:591:31:03

was in a comfortable position. He

goal was to go for gold, and maybe

1:31:031:31:08

that wasn't strategically the right

way to approach the race. It would

1:31:081:31:11

have been nice had she come away

with a medal, as I said in the be

1:31:111:31:16

inning and built from there, working

on the the next distances, she was

1:31:161:31:22

almost inconsolable last night. What

does this do for her mentally, given

1:31:221:31:27

there are still two chances up for

grabs. Last year she won the 1500

1:31:271:31:31

metre, the first time she has won a

1500 metres so she is capable of

1:31:311:31:36

winning a medal. I keep saying that

step by step, she is focussing very

1:31:361:31:42

much on gold, and I would prefer her

to just maybe downsize a bit, just

1:31:421:31:47

to maybe focus on a medal and take

it step by step. It is not the end

1:31:471:31:51

result. The end result is the medal.

Focus on the strategy of the race.

1:31:511:31:56

Getting into the right position, do

all of these things right and the

1:31:561:31:59

medal is the end result.

We know she

is a tough cookie on the ice, we saw

1:31:591:32:04

her at the World Champions what she

can do, there is this mental thing

1:32:041:32:12

with the Olympic,ty trifrom Sochi,

the that make it harder?

It makes it

1:32:121:32:15

harder for any athlete. I remember

back in 1988 with Dan Janson, his

1:32:151:32:20

sister died the day before he was

taking part in the Olympic final, he

1:32:201:32:25

crashed out, didn't do anything,

four years later he crashed out

1:32:251:32:30

again, two years later in the

Olympics were in Lily ham, 500

1:32:301:32:36

metres he slipped again, his last

race of his career, thousand metres,

1:32:361:32:42

it wasn't his best event, he broke

the world record and achieved a gold

1:32:421:32:46

medal. It is possible.

It is. And we

hope that we will be commentating on

1:32:461:32:53

a medal for Elise. One thing from

the race last night we are seeing

1:32:531:32:56

the social media threats that we

know Elise Christie had to go

1:32:561:33:01

through after somy. Kim Boutin

received the threats after she edged

1:33:011:33:06

out the South Korean, with the South

Korean being eliminated. Is a side

1:33:061:33:10

of the sport we don't want to see is

it?

Bullying, social media bullying

1:33:101:33:16

is not something we want the see, it

doesn't really belong to short

1:33:161:33:20

track, I think it is something that

society nowadays, it happens, I

1:33:201:33:24

heard this morning at breakfast they

have closed down her Instagram

1:33:241:33:28

account and Facebook account because

for her to read it, it doesn't do

1:33:281:33:32

her any good as well. I think it is

very irresponsible for the people

1:33:321:33:35

that do this sort of thing, it is

not fair on the athletes that still

1:33:351:33:40

have to take part. It is not fair on

the Korean that got disqualified or

1:33:401:33:45

received the penalty, because it is

not her that is doing it either, so

1:33:451:33:48

I mean it is a no-win situation.

Elise is back on the ice on

1:33:481:33:52

Saturday, you will be there of

course, 1500 metres. Will she be

1:33:521:33:59

back fighting, what kind of athlete

do you expect to see?

We will look

1:33:591:34:03

at the training and tomorrow, and I

will be talking to her coach, see

1:34:031:34:08

how she is pulling herself back

together. She has had the last four

1:34:081:34:13

year, the whole Team GB e her

psychologist, everybody will be

1:34:131:34:16

getting behind her. Now it is down

to supporting her, step by step,

1:34:161:34:21

taking baby steps almost, and

bringing her back to where she needs

1:34:211:34:24

to be, by Saturday.

Thank you very much for joining us,

1:34:241:34:30

we look forward to Saturday. We are

going to stay on the ice just now

1:34:301:34:33

because we are going to the figure

skating. It is start of the pairs

1:34:331:34:38

with the short programme, 22 pairs,

the top 16 from today going into

1:34:381:34:42

tomorrow's free programme with a

chance of fighting it out for

1:34:421:34:46

Olympic Gold. Robin does zens and

Catherine talking about who we

1:34:461:34:54

should look out for. I I think this

is going to be the most open

1:34:541:34:58

competition. The Chinese, the World

Champions, they are probably

1:34:581:35:02

favourites for the gold. What a

story they have as well.

1:35:021:35:11

story they have as well. Sui had her

ankles rebuilt.

They were put

1:35:111:35:15

together age 10 and 12 for this

Olympic game, know a second in

1:35:151:35:21

Beijing, they have to be favourites,

although quite uncommonly, one of

1:35:211:35:26

them fell in the Grand Prix final

and made a mistake, which is

1:35:261:35:29

something they have never done, so,

they are not always going to be

1:35:291:35:33

perfect but to me they are the

favourites, I think brilliant. But

1:35:331:35:41

then you have Evgenia Tarasova and

Vladimir Morozov, Russians have

1:35:411:35:45

dominated pairs skating for so many

years and it will be down to them to

1:35:451:35:48

take a medal. What colour, we will

wait and see, you have the Canadians

1:35:481:35:54

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford,

they were on a podium, nowhere near,

1:35:541:35:59

back on a podium. They are back on

form. They have something to prove,

1:35:591:36:04

but Aliona Savchenko, Bruno Massot,

he has gone through everything he

1:36:041:36:09

needed to do, from being French to

German in time of the Olympics, made

1:36:091:36:14

it just in time to get his passport.

They decided not to compete at the

1:36:141:36:18

European Championships because they

wanted more time to prepare for the

1:36:181:36:22

Olympics, where are they going to

fit in? It is very open but there

1:36:221:36:27

are four if not five teams capable

of delivering winning performances.

1:36:271:36:32

So that is five, three medals.

It

will be tight and competitive and

1:36:321:36:36

some good stories as well. Not among

the medal contender, we will see the

1:36:361:36:42

North Korean, they have created a

huge stir, when they step on the

1:36:421:36:45

ice, there are crowds there, they

are winning people over, and great

1:36:451:36:48

to see North Korean athletes here,

but let us make it clear, they are

1:36:481:36:53

not just stepping out for the first

time, these are global athletes.

1:36:531:36:58

Yes, they came in to the world

skating scene at a level. What

1:36:581:37:03

surprised most of us was the quality

of the skating, and where had they

1:37:031:37:08

learned that, who has been teaching

them their basics? They were

1:37:081:37:12

beautiful. They are top 15 in the

world. They will be top ten

1:37:121:37:15

eventually. Who knows if they have

great performance, these who are

1:37:151:37:21

beautiful skater, off a level and

they will step on to that ice now in

1:37:211:37:26

their first Olympics representing

North Korea, going this is who we

1:37:261:37:28

are and this is how we perform. We

do deserve to be here because they

1:37:281:37:32

fit in very nicely.

It will be competitive. So this is a

1:37:321:37:37

good one to watch. Looking forward

to this one.

1:37:371:37:41

Well now you are clued up, let us

join Robin an Catherine to take you

1:37:411:37:46

through the best of the pairs short

programme.

1:37:461:37:53

This is our first look at the

reigning World Champions, we haven't

1:37:531:37:57

seen them yet on the Olympic ice

here in Pyeongchang, they didn't fee

1:37:571:38:01

chuff for China in the team event,

Chinese perhaps choosing to keep

1:38:011:38:05

their powder dry, what a store I

are, what a come back for them to

1:38:051:38:10

win the last World Championships in

2017. Terrible injury meant she had

1:38:101:38:17

double surgery on both feet and had

to learn to walk again.

1:38:171:38:24

Ature for China in the team event,

Chinese perhaps choosing to keep

1:38:461:38:49

their powder dry, what a store I

are, what a come back for them to

1:38:491:38:51

win the last World Championships in

2017. Terrible injury meant she had

1:38:511:38:53

double surgery on both feet and had

to learn to walk again.

1:38:531:38:56

Triple toe loops to open.

1:38:561:39:07

Watch the size of this throw triple

flip. Absolutely glorious.

1:39:071:39:19

Triple twist.

1:39:251:39:35

And that why they are the World

Champion, she is ice cool. She is

1:41:061:41:12

known among her fans as the empress.

I have goose bumps on the back of my

1:41:121:41:18

neck, firstly because KD Lang's

version of that song is my favourite

1:41:181:41:24

but I think they are exquisite.

We

haven't had the chance to see enough

1:41:241:41:28

of them. I was talking about that

surgery she had on her feet, at the

1:41:281:41:33

end of 2016. Remarkably, she learned

to walk again, she learned to skate

1:41:331:41:37

again, she had to come back, they

won the World Championship in 2017,

1:41:371:41:42

so just a few months later. But they

have had problems as well with

1:41:421:41:46

injury this season, which means we

haven't seen them that much on the

1:41:461:41:49

ice, but they are back and back in

time to stake a real claim for the

1:41:491:41:55

Olympic title.

Yes, they have been

skating together since I think they

1:41:551:41:59

were 10 and 12 when they were put

together, with this Olympics in

1:41:591:42:03

mind. And there is no question when

you watch them skate, they have this

1:42:031:42:10

wonderful connection. This is their

hero, who is now their coach. They

1:42:101:42:16

say they started skating because of

him. But that throw is absolutely

1:42:161:42:26

exquisite. She is flying across the

ice

And I am amazed she can do what

1:42:261:42:34

she does with her hair across her

face.

She does grey hair ography.

1:42:341:42:43

But it is the quality of the

elements and there is pluses on

1:42:431:42:47

every element from judges for the

grades of execution. Level four for

1:42:471:42:53

every element they have got there.

And we are looking at 12 plus points

1:42:531:43:01

of grade of execution over and above

what their base score would be. They

1:43:011:43:05

will be over 44 points overall, just

for the technical.

So there is no

1:43:051:43:09

question that we will have new

leaders.

1:43:091:43:20

leaders.

There are nine, so mid

nines across the board for their

1:43:201:43:29

component score, skating skills,

interpretation and those scores come

1:43:291:43:32

out of 10.

So it is, this is the gauntlet being

1:43:321:43:38

thrown down.

80.14 is their season's best.

1:43:381:43:47

It is another season's best. 82.39

then for sue sue and Hang of China.

1:43:471:43:59

They leap to the top of the board.

1:43:591:44:08

So Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

have already won a gold at this

1:44:081:44:13

Olympics, they won the team

competition. Over the last few days,

1:44:131:44:16

but this is it, it is about what

they can do individually. Meghan

1:44:161:44:22

took to twitter to say she had

dropped her phone-in to a

1:44:221:44:27

non-flushed toy let. Let us hope

that wasn't an omen for today's

1:44:271:44:32

performance.

-- toilet.

1:44:321:44:49

Ilet. Let us hope that wasn't

1:44:491:44:50

Tripping twist to open.

Their jump of choice, side by side

1:45:011:45:11

triple Lutzes, hardest jump in the

pairs event.

1:45:111:45:15

It is their second element.

1:45:151:45:21

They made a.

Not the prettiest or

the cleanest, but they were there.

1:45:331:45:39

Touchdown there from a Rianne De

Vries on the landing, just a little

1:45:481:45:51

tension.

1:45:511:46:01

-- touchdown from Meagan.

1:46:011:46:12

Since the last Olympics I have won

two world titles and they are

1:47:321:47:35

gunning for a medal here in South

Korea, and you could see the tension

1:47:351:47:40

creeping into the performance,

couldn't you, Robin?

Yes, certainly

1:47:401:47:45

in comparison to what they did in

the team event, this was not as

1:47:451:47:48

clean, but they have so much going

for them. So much stronger

1:47:481:47:52

emotionally, and the connection

between each other. The component

1:47:521:47:56

scores are going to be higher.

Green

boxes across-the-board in top

1:47:561:48:03

corner, technical score. Which means

that each element does count.

But

1:48:031:48:09

the timing on the triple

1:48:091:48:15

lutzes was off and then she put her

foot down on the landing of the

1:48:211:48:25

throwers wow. You consider second

box, which is the side by side

1:48:251:48:33

triple lutzes being scrutinised

again. Here is the twist... Doesn't

1:48:331:48:37

have the flight that a lot of the

other twists do. But again, no

1:48:371:48:41

connection between her arms and his

body. The jobs, way off in terms of

1:48:411:48:50

really Eric touching down with that

3ft on the landing as well... Here's

1:48:501:48:55

the throw... -- with

1:48:551:49:06

the throw... -- with that free foot.

You have got to remember that the

1:49:061:49:09

judges don't have the benefit of

these slow motion replays, so we're

1:49:091:49:13

privileged to get to look at the

nitty-gritty of what's going on

1:49:131:49:18

about the judges will also just see

the replays which are played from

1:49:181:49:22

the panel but you will not have

missed the fact that he landed that

1:49:221:49:27

Lutz and she touched down on the

throwers wow. So again, there are a

1:49:271:49:34

couple of minuses there.

1:49:341:49:40

couple of minuses there.

And you

heard Meagan say when she came off

1:49:431:49:45

the ice that it wasn't as good as

their performance in the team event.

1:49:451:49:54

76.82 point. A couple off their

season's best and they're up into

1:50:041:50:12

second. So, the world champions from

China lead the way, an exquisite

1:50:121:50:16

performance from them.

1:50:161:50:21

performance from them. Aljona

Savchenko and Bruno Massot, two-time

1:50:211:50:23

world medallists. Aljona herself has

won bronze at the last two Olympics

1:50:231:50:31

and she has teamed up with Bruno for

these Olympics, who only just got

1:50:311:50:34

his passport in time to compete! And

this is a really fun routine.

1:50:341:50:49

Watch for the height on the twist...

That's massive!

1:51:181:51:25

Oh, Bruno! Just a double Salchow.

1:51:311:51:40

But she's got the throw on 1ft.

Aljona has a habit of either

1:51:591:52:06

touching down on landing on two

feet...

1:52:061:52:15

Personality by the bagful from the

Germans! But you can see that

1:53:391:53:44

disappointment on Bruno's face

instantly. The smile fades. He just

1:53:441:53:49

missed that jump.

Such a costly

error as well.

There's no question

1:53:491:53:55

that they will qualify, though. At

the position in which they qualify

1:53:551:53:59

matters.

They will want to begin a

medal position already now.

1:53:591:54:07

medal position already now. They're

going to get just one point plus

1:54:091:54:11

change for that double Salchow, as

opposed to five or six points they

1:54:111:54:17

could have got. So, it's going to be

costly. The rest of the elements,

1:54:171:54:20

great.

1:54:201:54:25

great. Two points for the triple

twist. The throw flip was OK, she

1:54:261:54:31

saved that landing, made it stick.

Two points class for the step

1:54:311:54:37

sequence. That was level four. The

combination was level four as well.

1:54:371:54:49

So, each of the judges will decide

once the elements have been cleaned

1:54:491:54:56

up whether they thought it was a

plus or a minus and if they thought

1:54:561:55:01

it was really good, they can give up

to +3 for execution or if it was not

1:55:011:55:10

so good they can go down to -3. So,

points will either be added to...

1:55:101:55:15

She did really well though not to

put her foot down. Watts can either

1:55:151:55:19

be added to or taken away from the

base score for each element.

1:55:191:55:27

Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot

have earned in the short

1:56:101:56:12

programme...

That's way down on

their season's best, but they are in

1:56:121:56:21

third place, so bronze medal

position going through to the free

1:56:211:56:24

skate tomorrow, but there is one

couple gets to come. So they will be

1:56:241:56:28

relying on a brilliant performance

tomorrow if they want to hang onto

1:56:281:56:31

their medal chances. And we're

finishing with some real class.

1:56:311:56:37

ANNOUNCER: Olympic Athlete from

Russia... Evgenia Tarasova and

1:56:371:56:43

Vladimir Morozov!

Evgenia Tarasova

and Vladimir Morozov where head and

1:56:431:56:48

shoulders above the rest of the

field in the short programme section

1:56:481:56:50

of the team event a couple of days

ago. The Olympic Athletes from

1:56:501:56:55

Russia took home the silver, of

course, from that competition. But

1:56:551:56:59

these two, it really catapulted them

up into the mix with this routine.

1:56:591:57:03

They're the newly crowned European

champions and world bronze

1:57:031:57:06

medallists.

1:57:061:57:11

Exquisite triple twist, light,

beautiful control.

1:57:381:57:43

Can they do the same on the side by

side triple toe loops? Yes, they

1:57:481:57:52

can.

1:57:521:57:57

Triple loop. Beautiful again.

1:58:181:58:21

They will surely be in the mix

tomorrow, when the medals are

2:00:412:00:45

decided in the free skate.

2:00:452:00:55

decided in the free skate. It was a

beautiful performance that

2:00:552:00:58

catapulted the Olympic Athletes from

Russia into the lead. In the team

2:00:582:01:02

event.

It is going to push the

Chinese, I am not sure it is going

2:01:022:01:11

to beat the Chinese. Their season's

best 89.2. The Chinese at the moment

2:01:112:01:21

on 82.39. I think it will be very

close. As we would want it to be.

2:01:212:01:29

Look at the timing here. Absolute %

effection. -- perfection.

2:01:292:01:40

Love to see the continuation of the

movement from here and the flow

2:02:332:02:37

through the air into the landing

that just continue, it doesn't crack

2:02:372:02:39

on to the ice I think for the

throws, you can't beat this team or

2:02:392:02:43

the Chinese team.

Phenomenal.

Right then.

2:02:432:02:47

Where do they end up?

They have

earned in the short programme 81.68

2:02:472:02:55

points.

81.68 then for the Olympic Athletes

2:02:552:03:01

from Russia. The European champions

have not quite done enough to knock

2:03:012:03:08

the Chinese World Champions from

their perch.

2:03:082:03:15

their perch. But a season's best,

you can't ask for much more than

2:03:162:03:18

that.

Looking like a fight for the bronze.

2:03:182:03:27

Certainly is s let us look at the

standings going into the free skate:

2:03:272:03:34

The Chinese looking to add the

Olympic title to their world crown.

2:03:342:03:40

Then the European champions in

second, with the Canadians hunting

2:03:402:03:45

for a second medal of these games

after winning gold in the team event

2:03:452:03:52

and in fourth place the Germans,

they will need excellence to keep

2:03:522:03:56

their hopes alive. They are not far

behind the Canadians.

2:03:562:04:04

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action-packed day five of the Winter

Olympics, here are the headlines.

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Great Britain's women's team won

bronze in Sochi four years ago and

2:05:082:05:12

Eve Muirhead's rink got their 2018

campaign off to a winning start with

2:05:122:05:17

a comprehensive 10-3 victory over

the OAR. The men's team including

2:05:172:05:23

Eve's brother Thomas had a day to

remember, beginning their debut

2:05:232:05:30

campaign in perfect style edging out

Switzerland 6-5 in a thrilling

2:05:302:05:33

contest.

Shaun White the Flying Tomato won

2:05:332:05:38

his third halfpipe title with a

spectacular final run in

2:05:382:05:42

Pyeongchang, 12 years after his

first Olympic crown in Turin, the

2:05:422:05:47

31-year-old scored a brilliant 97.75

to secure America's 100th winter

2:05:472:05:57

Olympic gold medal. The postpone.s

have continued today with the

2:05:572:06:03

women's slalom becoming the third

event to be postponed. Mick a that

2:06:032:06:11

Shifrin will compete on Friday. We

love an underdog story, you might

2:06:112:06:16

think being sur rounded by snowy

mountains the Winter Olympics might

2:06:162:06:20

not suit everyone. Some have defied

all those odds to come here to South

2:06:202:06:25

Korea, as unlikely Olympians.

The Winter Olympics is not all about

2:06:252:06:31

medal contenders.

It is one thing to

become Olympian, it is another to

2:06:312:06:37

become an international hero. He is

on his way.

2:06:372:06:42

Safely down. Thank you very much

says Eddie Edwards.

Some of the most

2:06:422:06:49

memorable moments come from the most

unlikely of places.

All over the

2:06:492:06:53

place in. He is over. Oh dear me.

What a satisfaction is to see that

2:06:532:07:01

Jamaican crew on their feet.

A new

group of improbable Olympians are on

2:07:012:07:09

the way.

We are the first team to

represent Nigeria.

And the Continent

2:07:092:07:15

of Africa.

We are headed to

Pyeongchang.

Let's go for the Winter

2:07:152:07:18

Olympics.

It is not been an easy ride for team

2:07:182:07:26

Nigeria ho had to rely on donations

just to get to Korea.

We went

2:07:262:07:33

through a lot of thing, a lot of

trials, to get here. People didn't

2:07:332:07:37

think we had a chance to make it to

the Olympics so I think that when

2:07:372:07:40

you talk about things like that,

anything can happen, and we are here

2:07:402:07:44

to compete.

Hee hope this blazes a trail for

2:07:442:07:54

African countries to be able to come

in and join in any and all winter

2:07:542:07:59

sports, they can see it is totally

possible.

2:07:592:08:04

This man is living proof sport isn't

limited to a country because of its

2:08:042:08:07

climb. Temperatures don't drop below

20C in Ghana, that hasn't stopped

2:08:072:08:13

him compete manager the skeleton

Bob.

2:08:132:08:17

Is

I have been dreaming of them for

15 years, most people give up a long

2:08:172:08:24

time ago. Second time I missed it.

My shoulders were down, I had a

2:08:242:08:30

tough time but through the strength

of God, through my family, a lot of

2:08:302:08:34

great people Sussex Police porting

me, here I am to not only be here

2:08:342:08:39

for my self but my country. 29

million people are watching. I am

2:08:392:08:43

excited to wave the flag high and

show Ghana is part of this.

2:08:432:08:49

He decided to bypass the football

obsession, instead learning to

2:08:492:08:54

roller ski on the streets of a

deprived favela.

2:08:542:09:01

TRANSLATION:

I come from a poor

neighbourhood in San Paolo but I

2:09:012:09:04

love to live there. It is where all

my family and friends are.

2:09:042:09:11

I started through a social project

called skiing on the streets. It was

2:09:112:09:16

set up by my former coach, that is

how I started. On roller skis in

2:09:162:09:20

Brazil.

The eyes of the world are on

2:09:202:09:26

Pyeongchang, the hope is that these

bold athletes from all over the

2:09:262:09:30

world will inspire a new generation

to pursue their dreams.

2:09:302:09:33

It doesn't matter where you are

from, it is how bad you want it, how

2:09:332:09:36

bad you want to be successful. You

find a way to make it happen.

It is

2:09:362:09:43

very good to be an Olympian, it is

great to represent my country,

2:09:432:09:46

community and everybody in Brazilful

I fought hard to come here, there

2:09:462:09:50

was lots of competition but I am

honoured to be the one who made it.

2:09:502:09:53

We are like, gosh, we are carrying

the Nigerian flag in a Winter

2:09:532:09:59

Olympics. Gosh.

2:09:592:10:04

Mr Shaun White. The finest of his

generation.

2:10:132:10:17

The eyes of the world are on this

man.

2:10:172:10:22

Absolutely massive.

USA.

His second

gold medal.

2:10:222:10:32

Shaun White unveils the tomahawk.

That is against the laws of physics.

2:10:322:10:38

Phenomenal.

2:10:382:10:44

He is the most recognisable

snowboarder on the planet, two time

2:10:442:10:49

Olympic gold medallist already, he

was looking to become the first

2:10:492:10:52

rider to win three Olympic Golds but

it is not all been smooth sailing

2:10:522:10:56

for Shaun White, he has a score to

set 8 after a fourth place finish in

2:10:562:11:01

Sochi four years ago. The USA have

had a clean sweep of the medals so

2:11:012:11:06

far in snowboarding with slopestyle

men and women's gold and Chloe Kim

2:11:062:11:10

yesterday winning the women's pipe.

Could Shaun White make it four out

2:11:102:11:14

of four for team USA. Let us head

over to the Phoenix park with Ed

2:11:142:11:22

Leigh and Tim Warwood. Patberger in.

He is loving it.

His coach, you saw

2:11:222:11:37

him duck out of shot. Pat one of the

first riders to attack switch

2:11:372:11:42

backside spins in the pipe.

2:11:422:11:44

first riders to attack switch

backside spins in the pipe.

Yes,

2:11:442:11:46

nine into a run solidly.

The first

one a switch back ten.

So kicking

2:11:462:11:52

things off. Nice and solid. The

amplitude is there.

Back-to-back

2:11:522:11:58

1080s.

Front side 12. Now, backside

360. It is a set up trick. He needs

2:11:582:12:07

to upgrade the degree of difficulty.

Backside ten. Switch backside ten

2:12:072:12:12

and then into the big heave-ho, the

hands go up. There is the surf at

2:12:122:12:18

the end. He is loving that.

One of the biggest runs I have seen

2:12:182:12:24

from Pat Burgener. He has great

amplitude on the first two hits.

And

2:12:242:12:30

technically very very good.

84. The first big run we have seen

2:12:302:12:39

landed. Next up Chase Josey. This

man we call him the man in the

2:12:392:12:45

mirror. His run is a reflection of

itself. Forwards and backwards, his

2:12:452:12:52

switch riding is incredible. He is

going backwards, so pay close

2:12:522:12:58

attention, switch double crippler.

This is is a big trick.

Switch

2:12:582:13:02

double micro chuck.

Love that. Into

the front side. The switch front

2:13:022:13:07

side 1080.

The front side 900. And the double

2:13:072:13:15

micro chuck. The only thing we were

missing to make that the front side

2:13:152:13:22

9 instead of double crippler.

Let me

play devil's advocate here, he needs

2:13:222:13:27

more rotation, we will see it from

the boys later on.

2:13:272:13:33

87.75. I have to say, the judges

have put themselves in a difficult

2:13:332:13:38

position already.

Yes.

We are

pushing high 80s.

2:13:382:13:43

Next in Scotty James. So much has

been said about this man, he looks,

2:13:432:13:49

he certainly looks relaxed.

Smile on his face.

Look at him, he

2:13:492:13:55

is enjoying every minute of this.

He

has just seen one of his biggest

2:13:552:14:00

rivals crash. So, the classic run is

12 to 12.

Front side 1260.

2:14:002:14:10

Oh my goodness there it is.

Backside 1260. So back-to-back 12s,

2:14:102:14:16

done. Backside nine, front side 900.

Huge crippler, switch, backside...

2:14:162:14:26

1260. There it is. He's done it.

What a run to lay down first go.

2:14:262:14:34

That is ridiculous!

2:14:342:14:40

That is ridiculous!

Back-to-back

1260s. 92.

2:14:402:14:49

So Scotty James moves into first

place and Shaun White knows that the

2:14:492:14:52

heat is son already. It is only

first run, ladies and gentlemen, and

2:14:522:14:58

Shaun White is getting a nudge from

Scotty James.

2:14:582:15:02

He has his eyes closed. He is taking

a few deep breaths. Quick slap and

2:15:022:15:08

clap with JJ Thomas his coach at the

top there.

2:15:082:15:11

This is where Shaun White comes into

his own.

2:15:112:15:15

He is brilliant under pressure.

2:15:152:15:23

Oh, my goodness! That's absolutely

massive! Into switch 1080! The sky

2:15:252:15:32

hook. May be lost a tiny bit of

speed there. He needs to put this

2:15:322:15:37

down... Which he does! Oh, how did

he hold onto that?! Frontside 12...

2:15:372:15:44

He had to tuck his head in, it was

like he was landing in the bow of

2:15:442:15:53

the wave! His helmet has gone into

the crowd, he looks like he's been

2:15:532:15:56

electrocuted! They're behaving like

it's the third run I need that back,

2:15:562:16:01

who he said! Yes, you do, Shawn! We

already know where this cost is

2:16:012:16:11

going to improve, and its there. If

he does get pushed, that's going to

2:16:112:16:17

be a 1440.

Yep.

Shaun White is

claiming it, but this is not third

2:16:172:16:24

and final cost, we are finishing up

only the first run here in the men's

2:16:242:16:28

halfpipe final in Phoenix Park. ,

the scores. Scotty James tucked in

2:16:282:16:35

just behind Shaun White.

2:16:352:16:46

ED LEIGH: Currently in seventh

place, Jake Pates.

2:16:542:17:00

TIM WARWOOD: He fell on the last

double cork 1260, so if he can put

2:17:002:17:06

that down we should definitely see a

high score.

Stretching his

2:17:062:17:15

hamstrings, just before he drops in.

Powers into that one.

Really nice,

2:17:152:17:27

landing so high up the transition.

No-one else rotates like him, do

2:17:272:17:31

they? Now, front nine, all a bit

flat. Double 1260... There it is. He

2:17:312:17:42

landed that perfectly. I really

liked that run.

It was a really nice

2:17:422:17:49

run, it really flowed, really solid.

For me, amplitude might be the

2:17:492:17:54

issue.

On the big spins... The key

is, when you look at the bigger

2:17:542:17:59

spins, are they busy?

Yeah.

So, Jake

Pates moves into sixth, just behind

2:17:592:18:09

Patrick Burgener. The next rider,

Ayumu Hirano, we are into our three

2:18:092:18:13

final riders, and these are the men

vying for gold.

2:18:132:18:18

Stratospheric backside air from him!

Frontside 14... Has he got the

2:18:302:18:40

speed...? Yes, he has! Frontside

12... Is this going to be a backside

2:18:402:18:45

1260?! Is! And you know he was going

to land it from the moment he took

2:18:452:18:51

off! Ladies and gentlemen, the heat

is on, it is on the street! Shaun

2:18:512:18:57

White, look at the Japanese coaches!

They deserved that, after Yuto

2:18:572:19:04

Totsuka going down they needed some

good news, and Ayumu Hirano has

2:19:042:19:08

landed the biggest run there is in

halfpipe snowboarding right now!

2:19:082:19:12

Enormous backside air! Look at this!

5.5 metres! Into the frontside 1440!

2:19:122:19:23

And just look at the composure, the

grab is helping him to keep tight

2:19:232:19:28

and spin as fast as he is.

Shaun

White is in the biggest fight of his

2:19:282:19:34

Olympic career! He has never been

put under this pressure!

So,

2:19:342:19:39

back-to-back 1440s, he follows that

up with what looked like 900s,

2:19:392:19:46

they're back-to-back 1260s.

He's

going so big, he's got so much time

2:19:462:19:51

and the spins aren't rushed!

Yeah,

and again he's still got the

2:19:512:19:56

amplitude even though it is his last

hit on the pipe, he's got time to

2:19:562:20:00

get it round. That is a run that

would give the

2:20:002:20:11

would give the scientists at Cerne a

headache.

We have talked long and

2:20:112:20:14

hard about whether judges needed to

go, and he moved into first place!

I

2:20:142:20:21

am just going to rip this script up,

Ed! That's gone!

Well, we knew this

2:20:212:20:28

was going to happen, we knew it was

going to be close! Shaun White has

2:20:282:20:33

dominated halfpipe Riding for the

last 12 years since he won his first

2:20:332:20:36

gold in Turin, and now there are two

men pushing him hard, we have just

2:20:362:20:41

seen one of them drop and this is

the second, Scotty James, the

2:20:412:20:48

Australian, who won so many of the

big contests in 2017. He was furious

2:20:482:20:53

when he lost out to Shaun White in

Snowmass three weeks ago. He landed

2:20:532:20:58

the best run of his life and Shaun

White scored a perfect 100 to steal

2:20:582:21:02

his glory. Can he redeem himself

your, frontside 1260...

It was

2:21:022:21:10

massive, into backside 1260...

That's the best one he has ever done

2:21:102:21:13

of those!

Frontside 1080, look how

high! Wow! Hold my breath...

2:21:132:21:24

Backside 1260 with the hand down!

He's try to claim it at the end of

2:21:242:21:30

there!

The switch Axar Patel 60.

Massive!

The biggest trick in

2:21:302:21:35

snowboarding right now. And that's

why it is hard, it is difficult. --

2:21:352:21:38

the switch backside 1260.

I would

love to see that score broken down

2:21:382:21:44

trick by trick, to see the

individual scores would be

2:21:442:21:49

phenomenal, because I think he was

on target there. Certainly for a

2:21:492:21:54

mid-90s score.

Well, he's still in

third place. Ayumu Hirano tops the

2:21:542:22:01

leaderboard.

Shaun White is in

second place. That is not a number

2:22:012:22:04

we are used to seeing next to Shaun

White's name at the Olympics. This

2:22:042:22:10

is a man who is so used to being

given the luxury of a victory lap.

2:22:102:22:14

Now, the fight of his life his third

Olympic gold medal. Winds up into a

2:22:142:22:21

huge frontside 1440.

Are we going to

see the 14 here...? It is low...

2:22:212:22:25

Yes! Oh, he puts it down but he has

lost all of his momentum into the

2:22:252:22:31

540! The Tomahawk is there! Oh, it's

not there! Is he cracking under the

2:22:312:22:36

pressure?!

2:22:362:22:41

pressure?! The first run helmet

throw feels a very long way away for

2:22:412:22:45

Shaun White right now. Shaun White,

in very uncharted territory! All

2:22:452:22:53

change at the top!

2:22:532:22:59

change at the top! 95.25 four Ayumu

Hirano, in gold medal position.

2:22:592:23:03

Shaun White in silver, Scotty James

in bronze.

2:23:032:23:12

I would love to see Patrick Burgener

land this run.

Me, too. There is a

2:23:142:23:21

man who is loving his snowboarding.

Notice he's ditched the jacket, he's

2:23:212:23:25

gone for more aerodynamics.

Cranking

those bindings down.

2:23:252:23:30

ED LEIGH: Alpine riding is about

aerial ability, but it's all -based,

2:23:302:23:37

the foundation, is in board control

and edge control, that's what gives

2:23:372:23:44

you your power to launch tricks like

that. 1080 on the second,

2:23:442:23:50

back-to-back tens. Frontside 1260,

and that was very tidy! Huge

2:23:502:23:56

backside 360! Looking really good,

this run. Oh, my goodness! Switch

2:23:562:24:04

backside 1260 to switch double

Michalchuck! That is a massive run!

2:24:042:24:10

Huge run from Patrick Burgener! And

it is the second helmet off we've

2:24:102:24:16

seen, and it's just as justifiable!

TIM WARWOOD: Absolutely frothing,

2:24:162:24:21

isn't he?

4.6 metres on the double.

Landed right at the top of the

2:24:212:24:32

transition and it has enabled him to

get pretty much the same height,

2:24:322:24:36

really good consistent height in

this run, and this was beautiful,

2:24:362:24:41

grabbed for the whole way round.

Scotty James is in bronze medal

2:24:412:24:46

position... And Patrick Burgener,

fourth-place. He needed a 92 to beat

2:24:462:24:52

Scotty James. Magnanimous in that

fourth place.

2:24:522:25:05

fourth place. So, Raibu Katayama is

in sixth place.

He needs to unleash

2:25:052:25:11

hell.

2:25:112:25:20

Blasts into his first hit.

Yeah,

huge backside air to start things

2:25:202:25:26

off, into the frontside 1440.

Tagged

the landing a little bit but still

2:25:262:25:32

got the 1080 round. Into the

backside 1260...

Lands flat, keep

2:25:322:25:40

your speed up, come on!

Massive

front 12 on the last hit there? The

2:25:402:25:49

amplitude dipped in the middle and

maybe the technicality with the 900

2:25:492:25:52

in there, but he got six hits. Ayumu

Hirano only has five hits. I think

2:25:522:25:58

Shaun only has five hits. So, the

lower amplitude giving Raibu

2:25:582:26:05

Katayama more hits in the pipe, but

that is key and it is one of the

2:26:052:26:12

most important thing is to

understand in halfpipe riding, and

2:26:122:26:17

that's why amplitude is given so

much weight, because if you didn't,

2:26:172:26:21

the riders would do the tricks

smaller and yet more hits.

Get more

2:26:212:26:26

hits in, absolutely.

It is like a

multiplier on your score, rather

2:26:262:26:30

than a flat score. 87 as we thought.

So, sixth

2:26:302:26:42

So, sixth place. Ben Ferguson, his

halfpipe washed is unlike anyone

2:26:422:26:50

else's. It's not about the numbers,

it's not about the big spins, it's

2:26:502:26:56

about linking creative, insanely

difficult tricks and adding a little

2:26:562:27:01

bit of flare like that backside

grab. Big

2:27:012:27:07

grab. Big clean air to fakey to kick

off, best one he's done. Come on,

2:27:102:27:15

Ben Ferguson! Huge backside 360!

Biggest switch McCoist we've seen!

2:27:152:27:24

-- McTwist. And that's the best

version of that run I've ever seen

2:27:272:27:32

from him! This is SO good! Everyone

is giving us their best runs!

He

2:27:322:27:40

doesn't have the big spinny, flairy

tricks that we're used to seeing

2:27:402:27:47

from the other riders, but what it

does have is the amplitude, the

2:27:472:27:51

creativity, the variety.

A very

well-deserved fourth-place. Should

2:27:512:27:57

it have pushed a little bit higher?

The Japanese rider Ayumu Hirano

2:27:572:28:02

currently in gold medal position. Is

just landed the biggest run in

2:28:022:28:07

halfpipe snowboarding. Can he better

it?

2:28:072:28:13

it?

Well, those T-shirts that those

guys are wearing, they say... Which

2:28:152:28:19

means do your best. Keep up,

cameraman!

Enormous backside air!

2:28:192:28:32

14... Oh, he's landed flat! And it's

killed all of his speed!

He's had to

2:28:322:28:37

go for the ten. It's not to be.

And

he's gone on the front 12, he's

2:28:372:28:42

cracked!

It doesn't matter. We said

it before. Is there anywhere left to

2:28:422:28:49

go home and he's laid down the

biggest run in halfpipe

2:28:492:28:52

snowboarding, with enormous backside

is up in, 14, 14, 12, 12, and they

2:28:522:28:58

were very close to perfect. Yep. Two

men left to go, Ayumu Hirano sits in

2:28:582:29:08

gold medal position, but Scotty

James and Shaun White are still to

2:29:082:29:13

drop.

He's taking home a medal, but

what colour is it going to be?

Only

2:29:132:29:18

two men left to decide that. The

Australian coach talking to the

2:29:182:29:25

famously competitive Australian

Scotty James. He was distraught when

2:29:252:29:30

he lost to Shaun White in Snowmass.

He has got to lay down the cost of

2:29:302:29:37

his life now if he's going to

overhaul Ayumu Hirano. He looks

2:29:372:29:44

relaxed. There is a wry smile in the

corners of his mouth.

2:29:442:29:53

I think I said it yesterday, he

doesn't wear boxing gloves by

2:29:532:29:59

coincidence, he needs the run of his

life here.

2:29:592:30:03

Big frontside 1260.

Backside 1260. Camera join us, there

2:30:032:30:11

it is.

Oh no! Scotty James will be

the bronze medallist today. And for

2:30:112:30:21

the first time in a long time, it is

by his own hand.

Yes, Scotty James

2:30:212:30:28

had the potential I think with his

biggest run today, potentially to

2:30:282:30:33

take that. He waves to the crowd. No

shortage of love. I think he can

2:30:332:30:38

walk away and say he gave his best.

The fact he hasn't gone home with a

2:30:382:30:46

gold, that may have started in

Snowmass three weeks' ago, when he

2:30:462:30:49

lost to Shaun White after landing

his best run and Shaun scored that

2:30:492:30:53

perfect 100.

So Scotty James is now a passenger

2:30:532:30:59

with a bronze medal, watching the

fight for gold.

2:30:592:31:04

Shaun White, the most successful

halfpipe snowboarder of all time is

2:31:042:31:10

about to drop in and he is in

unfamiliar territory. Every time he

2:31:102:31:15

has taken the gold it has been with

the luxury of a victory lap. Now he

2:31:152:31:19

is under pressure. He needs 95.25

and the run of his life.

2:31:192:31:26

Frontside 1440.

2:31:262:31:31

Frontside 1440. Switch 1440. The sky

hook. The fixture of every winning

2:31:322:31:37

Shaun White run.

Plenty of time for

that. Yes, now Shaun White, can he?

2:31:372:31:43

Oh! My goodness! It is no longer

about the snowboard, it is about the

2:31:432:31:49

judges. Look at him. The first time

Shaun White has landed that run in

2:31:492:31:55

competition. Scotty James looks

down, he can't believe that Shaun

2:31:552:31:59

has found another gear and I don't

think Hirano can.

Shaun White might

2:31:592:32:05

have done it. Let's wait and see

what the scores are saying.

Well it

2:32:052:32:11

was a backside air, the difference

teen them is a a backside air and a

2:32:112:32:18

frontside 40.

This could be history.

Judge, put the world out of its

2:32:182:32:22

mystery.

We are getting the replays first,

2:32:222:32:27

Tim.

Well, look at the direction of the,

2:32:272:32:32

his head is looking almost out of

the rotation.

He is just using every

2:32:322:32:37

ounce of his fibre to get these

tricks around. The toe grab there.

2:32:372:32:43

Frowned upon in snowboarding,

It is

a testament to the amplitude he is

2:32:432:32:48

not requiring a body grab to get

that round either.

The sky hook. The

2:32:482:32:53

grab on that.

And then here, this is

his trademark signature manoeuvre he

2:32:532:33:02

unveiled in Vancouver. The double

McTwist. So two inverted 540s, and

2:33:022:33:08

here is the other 1260. You have to

say, just realised Hirano is using

2:33:082:33:18

the backside air.

Shaun put that big

dangerous trick in higher up the

2:33:182:33:24

pipe. That is Morris, that is more

points.

Shaun White polarises

2:33:242:33:30

opinion in snowboarding, he has been

the most dedicated competitor, he

2:33:302:33:36

has been accused of going -- 97.75.

He is the gold medallist here in

2:33:362:33:42

2018. Say what you want about him,

think what you want about him, Shaun

2:33:422:33:49

White has won today, that was an

incredible display of halfpipe

2:33:492:33:55

snowboarding and no-one can take

that away from him. Look what it

2:33:552:33:59

means, he has played it cool. It is

a second silver medal for Hirano but

2:33:592:34:04

I don't think he can have any

complaints.

2:34:042:34:08

It was not a difficult decision for

the judges. And after a heated

2:34:082:34:16

season, a magnanimous handshake from

Scotty James, to congratulate the

2:34:162:34:19

gold medallist. Today was brilliant.

Simply brilliant. Shaun White truly

2:34:192:34:30

tested for the first time in 12

years. And he has delivered in some

2:34:302:34:37

style.

My goodness me, that was

absolutely breathtaking.

And he has

2:34:372:34:45

put on a Masterclass here at Phoenix

Park, to take the Gold Medal.

Clean

2:34:452:34:54

sweep for freestyle snowboarding

here. Congratulations. Just how hard

2:34:542:34:57

was that final?

It was tough. My

first run was really great. I did

2:34:572:35:02

the biggest 14 of my life, I don't

think I will ever do and that set

2:35:022:35:07

the tone for the rest

2:35:072:35:09

think I will ever do and that set

the tone for the rest of the

2:35:092:35:09

competition. I was hoping I was

going to hold and skate into the

2:35:092:35:16

first, but he put down an amazing

run, second run was awash, came

2:35:162:35:20

through with the last run and that

is kind of my spot. Last run,

2:35:202:35:23

pressure is on, put it down, man, it

was great.

A word on Amy Williams --

2:35:232:35:30

Ayumu Hirano and Scotty.

The guys

are super-talented, we all hugged it

2:35:302:35:34

out at the end because it has been

this sort of tension, it has been

2:35:342:35:39

battling it out. Not the nicest

smiles at the top. We are all

2:35:392:35:43

fighting for the same thing, and, I

am proud to come out on top today

2:35:432:35:48

and I amful for those guys because

they pushed me to get to this point

2:35:482:35:52

to do these kind of runs.

Absolutely

sensational stuff on the halfpipe.

2:35:522:35:57

That could go down for years as one

of the great finals, Shaun White had

2:35:572:36:04

to bring his absolute best, just

stunning stuff. Right, back to

2:36:042:36:09

today's live sport, the Nordic

combined has fallen victim to one of

2:36:092:36:14

these Pyeongchang weather delays, we

are were hoping to bring you it live

2:36:142:36:18

so it will be on BBC Red Button just

before 9.00, you will get the

2:36:182:36:23

highlights of the ski jump and then

we will bring you the cross-country

2:36:232:36:27

element of that live.

Instead, we are heading to the

2:36:272:36:32

Hockey Centre for the women's ice

hockey group stage, Korea are

2:36:322:36:36

playing Japan. They are in the

second period. First of all let us

2:36:362:36:40

look back at what happened during

2:36:402:36:42

second period. First of all let us

look back at what happened during

2:36:422:36:42

the first period. Here we go then.

Japan against Korea, under way, the

2:36:422:36:52

atmosphere in this building is

absolutely electric. So loud. And

2:36:522:36:58

the question will be can Korea give

them something to really cheer

2:36:582:37:02

about?

2:37:022:37:07

about? Deep into the zone. Osawa

with speed. Using her strength on

2:37:072:37:16

the outside.

It would be some achievement if

2:37:162:37:23

Korea were to get something out of

this. But floats into position, and

2:37:232:37:29

finds the back of the net.

A

wonderful vision by Toko behind the

2:37:292:37:36

net. Had he head up. Sees them

coming down, right through the slot.

2:37:362:37:48

They are swinging round. The left

side. Rebound, goal. Oh no, on the

2:37:482:37:53

doorstep.

This is exactly how you draw up a

2:37:532:37:59

power play goal, you move it around

up top, you overload down low in

2:37:592:38:04

front of the net.

2:38:042:38:10

up top, you overload down low in

front of the net.

2:38:102:38:13

That is you almost up-to-date. Korea

have just scored and they are on the

2:38:132:38:18

come back. Let us join our

commentators at the Hockey Centre

2:38:182:38:24

for Korea against Japan.

An historic

moment. Griff inscores Korea's first

2:38:242:38:33

goal at Olympic ice hockey. Griffin

battled and in the end it went

2:38:332:38:40

through. Not a thing of beauty but a

moment

2:38:402:38:42

through. Not a thing of beauty but a

moment of history. For this combined

2:38:422:38:46

Korean team, and whether you are

from the north or the south, you are

2:38:462:38:50

be on your feet and cheering that

goal.

2:38:502:38:54

What a second effort from Griffin.

Jumped on the loose puck inside the

2:38:542:39:00

blue line, it wasn't the heart of

the shot but it deflected off the

2:39:002:39:05

Japanese defender, that was just

enough to upset the netminder. And

2:39:052:39:09

it was able to slide through her

legs and you can see there goes the

2:39:092:39:15

historical puck, that one is being

kept. Put away for safe keeping.

2:39:152:39:25

And so interesting that a huge

moment in the history of Korean ice

2:39:252:39:31

hockey. It has been scored by

Griffin. Somebody who their life,

2:39:312:39:40

their career of hockey has been

based in North America, but now is

2:39:402:39:45

their chance and maybe they are

going to look for more, a two on

2:39:452:39:49

one, can they make it again? They

can't. Beautiful play there. And

2:39:492:39:54

now, all of a sudden the confidence

is flowing through this Korean team,

2:39:542:39:59

and this arena believes that maybe,

just maybe they can come back in

2:39:592:40:02

this game.

It's a bit of a standard

Japanese side. Now we are getting

2:40:022:40:12

tempers flare here. We see Toko from

Japan getting into it. I think there

2:40:122:40:22

will be a couple of penalties, as

arms andel goes got put up in the

2:40:222:40:29

face, the momentum has shifted, at

least for the last couple of minute,

2:40:292:40:32

it is right after the goal from

Griffin, a two on one from Korea.

2:40:322:40:38

Nice toe drag there. Past back door.

And just couldn't get it high

2:40:382:40:45

enough. There is another look at

that goal. The netminder opens up

2:40:452:40:56

her pads and she could not react in

time.

2:40:562:41:00

And that says it all, doesn't it.

Brilliant.

2:41:002:41:09

The flags are waving and it is right

now, it is unified within the arena.

2:41:092:41:18

The support for Randi Griffin who

was invited to join this team by the

2:41:192:41:28

head coach.

Korean born mother.

Big

shot off the face off.

2:41:282:41:36

Doesn't appear any penalties were

called after that little infraction,

2:41:362:41:41

the referee is happy to let things

go in this game a little bit.

2:41:412:41:49

You get the sense Japan finds itself

in a situation they never thought

2:41:512:41:55

they would be in, and that is only

one goal half way through this game.

2:41:552:42:01

I don't think anybody predicted that

was going to be the case.

2:42:012:42:06

You do wonder whether Fujimoto not

playing, we don't know if there is

2:42:062:42:12

an injury but she has been the

starting netminder so far for Japan.

2:42:122:42:17

Maybe the number one should be

making that save.

2:42:172:42:22

Here we go then, we have a proper

game of hockey between these two

2:42:222:42:28

sides. Remember, both already

missing out on a place in the

2:42:282:42:33

quarterfinals, but this could give

them in the opportunity to ensure

2:42:332:42:37

they don't finish bottom of the

group.

2:42:372:42:40

Here come the Japanese again, that

is a good attempt on goal.

2:42:402:42:49

is a good attempt on goal. That is a

good outlet pass, now, it is thes if

2:42:512:42:59

sent Korean, they are bubbling away

here, they are feeding off the noise

2:42:592:43:01

in this arena.

Fujimoto off the line at the other

2:43:012:43:10

end. Triestings to feed it in on

net. If they could ride this wave to

2:43:102:43:15

the end of the period. Japan are

well and truly rattled.

2:43:152:43:20

-- tries to feed it. Fujimoto.

Pushes it towards the net but it is

2:43:202:43:29

behind Osawa. Back to blue line.

They would break here. Korea has

2:43:292:43:35

done an excellent job staying in the

shooting lanes of the Japanese

2:43:352:43:39

shots. Several blocked shot hearse

in the second period alone. That,

2:43:392:43:44

does a wonderful job to change the

momentum. Japanese had all the

2:43:442:43:50

control, puck possession, it comes

out of the zone and Japan has to

2:43:502:43:54

regroup. Try to attack again.

Here

is Griffin the goal scorer gets it

2:43:542:43:59

into the front of the net. This

could be a scoring opportunity. It

2:43:592:44:02

is put just wide. Looking for the

tip.

2:44:022:44:05

Didn't quite come.

Now Japan come

back the other way. This is a good

2:44:052:44:12

opportunity. Strong skating from the

Captain Osawa.

2:44:122:44:22

Korea.

2:44:222:44:27

Korea. Sent back again. Lots of

space out in front, if they can use

2:44:272:44:32

it, the sharp angled shot misses the

net.

2:44:322:44:35

Japan seem to have regained some

composure, swept in at goal again.

2:44:352:44:44

Nakamora with the effort.

Deflects wide.

2:44:442:44:53

Deflects wide. Nakamora will

deflect. There is all sort ofs going

2:44:532:44:57

out in front. The majority of it

falls outside the rules of the game.

2:44:572:45:01

Any way, we play on.

2:45:012:45:07

Good battle on the boards.

2:45:102:45:21

Strength coming from Kim Hyang Mi.

That's the right play, give your

2:45:232:45:28

team a chance to catch their breath.

We saw earlier the hand pass, you

2:45:282:45:34

are allowed to do that in the

defensive zone. Let's have a look at

2:45:342:45:37

this goal again from Randi Griffin.

She did not realise it went in until

2:45:372:45:45

her line mates came to celebrate!

But in a few years' time, they won't

2:45:452:45:51

ask how, will they?!

2:45:512:45:59

Stretch pass looking for Kubo. Now a

chance to walk in and walk in...!

2:46:052:46:13

Just wide!

2:46:132:46:18

Just wide!

Toko was late on the play

but made just a bit of contact with

2:46:202:46:23

the puck.

2:46:232:46:28

the puck. Ukita missed the last

match after getting hauled up by the

2:46:302:46:35

committee for aiding a kick in the

-- for aiming a kick in the opening

2:46:352:46:41

game of the tournament. No goal!

That's what the officials say. Kubo

2:46:412:46:52

is in there as well. This is fierce

out there right now!

It really is,

2:46:522:46:58

the intensity is ramped up

considerably! Really nice net drive

2:46:582:47:02

from Kubo, using her strength to

take the puck to the net. And you've

2:47:022:47:08

got Toko and Ukita trying to jam the

puck through. You can't use your

2:47:082:47:12

stick to push the goalie's pad

across the line. You can just see it

2:47:122:47:21

sitting right beside the net Brahma

here is the overhead view of that

2:47:212:47:26

historic goal.

2:47:262:47:31

historic goal. You really get a

sense of how that was coming through

2:47:312:47:34

towards the Japanese goalie! But I

think it was just the kiss of the

2:47:342:47:40

puck against the Japanese defenceman

Toko which confused Konishi just

2:47:402:47:46

enough for it to go between the

legs.

2:47:462:47:52

legs.

Everything has been done in

unison except for that one moment,

2:47:542:47:58

where all of a sudden they were all

jumping up and down!

That's a great

2:47:582:48:03

point, they have been so strict and

precise in their cheers - that was

2:48:032:48:08

just absolute pandemonium.

That's

what sport does, though. And these

2:48:082:48:14

probably will be seen as the two

worst sides in this tournament when

2:48:142:48:18

the rankings come out at the end of

it. But for the last 15 minutes,

2:48:182:48:26

this has been an incredible game of

ice hockey, and in that one moment,

2:48:262:48:29

the nation of Korea did something it

has not done for a very, very long

2:48:292:48:37

time, and that's celebrate something

as one.

2:48:372:48:43

Japan, in possession. In that zone,

with Suzuki. Was hoping for

2:48:472:48:56

something there but it did not quite

come to fruition.

2:48:562:49:05

come to fruition. Now, trying to

work the backhand side... Good save.

2:49:052:49:12

Easily the best skater on this

Japanese team, she makes something

2:49:122:49:18

happen every time that puck is on

her stick. Gets down so low to drive

2:49:182:49:22

to the net, Osawa. Tries to shovel a

backhand.

2:49:222:49:34

backhand. But the goalie was able to

handle it relatively easily.

2:49:342:49:42

handle it relatively easily.

Nice

little reverse play. And now,

2:49:422:49:45

skating clear. They have found a

different gear here! I don't know

2:49:452:49:52

whether they've been playing with

nerves or concerns... This could be

2:49:522:49:55

an opportunity... Oh, dear!

2:49:552:50:01

an opportunity... Oh, dear! Very

nearly a huge opportunity for Japan!

2:50:012:50:06

How about that block by Hyein Ko?

She felt that one for sure! Got down

2:50:062:50:18

onto her all forced to take away

that scoring chance from the

2:50:182:50:20

Japanese defender.

2:50:202:50:26

Japanese defender. -- on her all

fours.

Played all the way around the

2:50:262:50:33

boards by Selin Kim. Osawa, long

shift...

2:50:332:50:43

shift... Shin So Jung hangs on

again.

2:50:432:50:49

again.

2.45 left here in the second

period, and Shin So Jung is going to

2:50:522:50:59

be called upon a few more times

before this period is out, and, of

2:50:592:51:03

course, into the third period, but

she has done a wonderful job keeping

2:51:032:51:06

this just a one goal game for her

Korean side up until now.

2:51:062:51:13

This will be some story for Randi

Griffin to tell when she starts her

2:51:192:51:28

induction day at Duke University

when she goes to study her PhD in

2:51:282:51:32

evolutionary anthropology, as this

could be another chance for Japan...

2:51:322:51:39

Yeah, I happened to score Korea's

first ever ice hockey goal - by way

2:51:392:51:46

of introduction! And Japan having a

little pushy. Penalty could have

2:51:462:51:55

been called then, and it may well be

called now. Arms in the air, Korea

2:51:552:52:03

are going to go to the penalty box.

As long as Japan don't score,

2:52:032:52:09

they've got a six on five advantage

at the moment. The whistle will blow

2:52:092:52:14

as soon is Korea touch the puck and

it remains alive. They're being

2:52:142:52:19

dragged all over the place. 90

seconds to go in the period. Nice

2:52:192:52:23

move to the middle from Toko. Need a

little more control than that from

2:52:232:52:30

Korea for the whistle to go.

2:52:302:52:36

Korea for the whistle to go. Now,

the whistle does finally blow. And

2:52:382:52:41

there will be a penalty.

2:52:412:52:52

It is on Lee Jingyu, and this is

what she did.

Shoulder to shoulder

2:52:542:52:59

there!

2:52:592:53:04

there! And the Japanese player got

hit heavily into the boards!

What

2:53:062:53:12

did I do?!

2:53:122:53:14

Some big moments in this game. Back

on that blue line.

2:53:222:53:35

Japan 141 on the power play. --

digital one. They have not got that

2:53:412:53:49

top unit out there right now,

though. -- one for one.

Yeah, the

2:53:492:53:58

top unit for Japan was out there

when the penalty was called, and

2:53:582:54:01

then, of course, Japan pulled their

goalie for six attackers and it went

2:54:012:54:08

on for another 30 seconds Channel 9

were tired to start.

Here come Japan

2:54:082:54:13

again, that comes off the blocker.

Snapshot! Still the chance is there!

2:54:132:54:24

And that's really good from Shin.

And that is old-fashioned. You could

2:54:242:54:32

have seen that in the '70s or 80s,

the defenceman just clearing out!

2:54:322:54:38

Yeah, old-fashioned, or you could

even call it Canadian hockey! May be

2:54:382:54:43

a little bit fitting that it was a

Canadian, Randi Griffin, applying

2:54:432:54:48

the pressure. She does have a real

physical side to her again. Not only

2:54:482:54:54

a real soft touch, of course,

getting the huge goal full Korea,

2:54:542:55:00

but not shy when it comes to the

contact part of the game.

The

2:55:002:55:04

history maker, Randi Griffin, scores

goal for the hosts, Korea! She will

2:55:042:55:11

be acquired to do her interviews now

in the tunnel in between periods!

2:55:112:55:17

But what a moment that was, what a

moment to share with the world! And

2:55:172:55:21

the squad from North Korea, they

were up on their feet cheering. The

2:55:212:55:26

game still has 20 minutes to go.

Japan, rattled but they leave this

2:55:262:55:31

one by 2-1. -- they lead.

2:55:312:55:36

Eyelid it is all to play for in that

one. But if it is is short, sharp

2:55:412:55:46

adrenaline followed by lung bursting

during endurance you are after, then

2:55:462:55:52

the Nordic combined might be for

you. It is a ski jump followed by a

2:55:522:55:57

ten kilometre cross-country ski. The

results of the ski jump determine

2:55:572:56:00

when and where you start in the

cross-country. Want to look out for

2:56:002:56:04

is the Japanese athlete, who is

leading the World Cup standings at

2:56:042:56:08

the moment. A silver medallist in

Sochi, and he has his sights set on

2:56:082:56:13

Pyeongchang gold. Lets round-up the

best of the ski jump element first

2:56:132:56:17

of all with your commentator Ollie

Williams.

2:56:172:56:23

Look at that! What a jump! His best

result this year is only seventh on

2:56:412:56:51

the world cup circuit! That has got

to be his biggest jump of the season

2:56:512:56:55

by a mile!

2:56:552:57:00

by a mile! Perfect form, right on

top of the jumper, that's where you

2:57:032:57:05

get the maximum lift from the air

underneath you.

2:57:052:57:14

Look at the excitement on the face

of Franz-Josef Rehrl, that has just

2:57:222:57:27

made his cross-country ski a lot

easier! And we are into the last ten

2:57:272:57:31

athletes in Nordic combined, the

last ten highest ranked athletes and

2:57:312:57:36

the distance they get on the jumper

determines where they start in the

2:57:362:57:40

cross-country ski breach comes

after, determines the medals. The

2:57:402:57:44

better your jump now, the more of a

head start you are going to get on

2:57:442:57:47

the ski. So this counts huge amounts

for the rest of your competition.

2:57:472:57:55

Rebate for Lukas Klapfer from

Austria to get the green light...

2:57:552:57:57

And there it goes. And the

32-year-old

2:57:572:58:06

32-year-old heads down the in-run

and launches himself off the table

2:58:062:58:09

and into the air... And that's not a

bad jump. You can see it as a couple

2:58:092:58:13

of metres short of the distance set

by Franz-Josef Rehrl earlier in the

2:58:132:58:19

competition.

2:58:192:58:23

competition. And you can tell that

Lukas Klapfer is a happy man with

2:58:242:58:27

that. He is a good jumper, but

arguably even better in the skiing.

2:58:272:58:35

So, whatever he can get out of this

will really help him later on and

2:58:352:58:39

that looks like a really strong

jump. It took him a while this week

2:58:392:58:43

to dial in his jumping on this hill

just he has struggled these past few

2:58:432:58:48

days, but a lot of... Look at that

reaction! The judges have given the

2:58:482:58:55

best marks we've seen all day, and

that is an excellent jump which is

2:58:552:58:59

going to leave him in second and

will put him about 30 seconds behind

2:58:592:59:03

his team-mate Franz-Josef Rehrl. And

here are one of the big rivals to

2:59:032:59:09

Austria - Norway. Jarl Magnus Riiber

is not necessarily the number one

2:59:092:59:16

Norwegian, years only 20 years old,

essentially being blooded for the

2:59:162:59:19

first time, but he is a former

junior world champion and is already

2:59:192:59:23

ninth in the world, despite never

having been to an Olympics or World

2:59:232:59:29

Championships. Let's see what he's

got. Oh, yes! That is a beautiful

2:59:292:59:40

jump from Jarl Magnus Riiber,

immediately answers Lukas Klapfer

2:59:402:59:47

jump from Jarl Magnus Riiber,

immediately answers Lukas Klapfer,

2:59:472:59:47

pushing right up to that monster

jump which we saw earlier from

2:59:472:59:51

Franz-Josef Rehrl. Controlled it on

the way down as well.

2:59:513:00:01

the way down as well. Norwegian

coaches very, very happy. As I say

3:00:013:00:03

he is by no means the focus of this

Norwegian team. We're going to see

3:00:033:00:08

two or three more excellent

contenders coming up, but this is

3:00:083:00:11

going to be a very good score.

Bottom right-hand corner... And that

3:00:113:00:16

puts him just 15 seconds behind

Franz-Josef Rehrl, and I think

3:00:163:00:20

Franz-Josef Rehrl can't believe that

he started at number 27 and is still

3:00:203:00:27

well into the top ten! Now, the

defending Olympic champion Eric

3:00:273:00:31

Frenzel. Superstar of this sport,

flag bearer for Germany in Sweden.

3:00:313:00:38

Has he got more? No, not quite. --

for Germany this week. Well, that is

3:00:383:00:45

possibly not enough from Eric

Frenzel. He hasn't had a great

3:00:453:00:49

season on paper. He's been

experimenting a little bit with a

3:00:493:00:54

few different techniques, he has

settled back into his old way of

3:00:543:00:57

doing things and he looked like he

was jumping well. Is always one of

3:00:573:01:01

the top skiers, but if his jump

doesn't work quite as well as he

3:01:013:01:05

would like, which looks like is the

case here, it may make things a

3:01:053:01:08

little tougher for him. In Sochi,

when he won the Olympic gold, he won

3:01:083:01:14

the jump with a strong style score.

Let's see what happens this time.

3:01:143:01:20

That style score again is very, very

good. But the distance is what has

3:01:203:01:25

let Eric Frenzel down, and he is

only in fourth place so far affect

3:01:253:01:28

some of the biggest names come. Now,

from Finland, Eero Hirvonen. Good

3:01:283:01:34

all-rounder. Best on the Finnish

team so far this winter. Couldn't

3:01:343:01:42

quite hit that distance that we seen

from Franz-Josef Rehrl. 102 metres

3:01:423:01:48

is, I would say, four or five metres

further back than he would have

3:01:483:01:51

wanted. I was saying a little

earlier on today that the Finnish

3:01:513:02:00

team is aiming for a comeback in

this sport, and this is the Mannus

3:02:003:02:04

now looking at, Eero Hirvonen. The

programme has grown essentially to

3:02:043:02:10

accommodate him over the last four

or five years. He was ninth at the

3:02:103:02:15

World Championships last year. The

judges really like his style, the

3:02:153:02:18

distance wasn't quite what he would

want and he has gone into fifth

3:02:183:02:22

place. Our next Norwegian is Espen

Andersen. The gate compensation

3:02:223:02:31

score you can see, it means the gate

has been changed, to give him less

3:02:313:02:35

speed coming in, to accommodate the

wind conditions, and it means you

3:02:353:02:41

are not able to jump as far and you

get compensation points for that.

3:02:413:02:45

So, when you are at the distance on

that jump you have to fact that in.

3:02:453:02:49

He was not going quite as fast as

the other competitors. Even with

3:02:493:02:53

that he has done 104.5 metres, so

that's a good jumper.

3:02:533:03:02

that's a good jumper. -- good jump.

There are four elements to your

3:03:023:03:05

score, the distance, the style, the

wind compensation and your gate

3:03:053:03:12

compensation depending on whether

you start gate was moved up or down

3:03:123:03:15

on your in-run.

3:03:153:03:25

on your in-run. And that nervous

countdown begins again, Johannes

3:03:253:03:30

Rydzek. Green light.

3:03:303:03:43

Too short. Too short for Johannes

Rydzek to be happy with that. Last

3:03:463:03:54

year at the World Championships, he

won the normal hill, the large hill,

3:03:543:03:58

the team gold with the Germans. He

has won the normal hill world title

3:03:583:04:03

twice in a row - and he's hard to

beat in the cross-country, that's

3:04:033:04:07

the key. But he needs a perfect

jump, and I don't think that was it.

3:04:073:04:16

Now, a rueful wave from Johannes

Rydzek, the form was OK but the

3:04:243:04:30

distance really punished him there,

only intent place. Now, Norway, 26

3:04:303:04:38

your old Joergen Graabak. Large hill

Olympic champion and team champion

3:04:383:04:44

from Sochi 2014.

3:04:443:04:49

from Sochi 2014. Oh! No good! No

good at all!

3:04:493:04:56

good at all! Joergen Graabak has

just seen his chances of winning a

3:04:563:05:01

medal today if upper and I think.

Ranked third in the world he has had

3:05:013:05:05

a bit of a quiet season after

exploding on the scene. He has a

3:05:053:05:09

really good sprint finish technique

in the ski. If you are neck and neck

3:05:093:05:14

with him, he's probably going to

beat you, but it doesn't matter if

3:05:143:05:17

you don't get the jump.

3:05:173:05:19

Those pine strings are for depth

perception.

3:05:263:05:33

2022nd place. Painful. That really

puts a dent in Norway's hope. What

3:05:333:05:42

about Smith. The last Norwegian Anne

to go. Missed Sochi, can he come

3:05:423:05:46

back in Pyeongchang?

No. And that is a series now of

3:05:463:05:55

three or four jumps that just

haven't happened. I wonder a bit

3:05:553:05:59

again, if the frustration at the

bottom of the jump is about the wind

3:05:593:06:03

conditions and the change in those.

Because often when you see three or

3:06:033:06:07

four athletes in a row struggle, it

might mean they are not getting the

3:06:073:06:11

response from the wind they are

looking for and that gesture, the

3:06:113:06:15

shrug of the shoulders is as much as

at the wind than anything else. The

3:06:153:06:21

jury is there for an, gives you the

go-ahead to jump. Form was OK, but

3:06:213:06:26

look at that.

An unhappy camper, 88.8. 30th place.

3:06:263:06:33

Thank you and good night.

We are down to one competitor to go.

3:06:333:06:40

The favourite. Watabe from jn. The

best in the season without a doubt.

3:06:403:06:50

Five World Cup wins, a great all

rounder, what about him? There you

3:06:503:06:54

go. Not quite the furthest jump we

have seen but far in advance of the

3:06:543:07:03

last few, that kind of distance will

leave him in with a chance. 105.5

3:07:033:07:09

metres.

Watabe from Japan. Comes into this

3:07:093:07:19

with a lot of pressure on his

shoulder, his country expects him to

3:07:193:07:24

win this gold medal. That jump five

or six metres behind the distance of

3:07:243:07:31

the leader. We will take a look at

the judges' scores coming up now.

3:07:313:07:38

And that will tell us our starting

order for the ski, so there you go,

3:07:383:07:44

third place with 123.7. It means

Watabe will start 28th -- 28 seconds

3:07:443:07:50

back on a course he loves. He is

going to be chasing that man.

3:07:503:07:56

Franz-Josef Rehrl. Somewhat

unbelievably you can see written in

3:07:563:08:00

his face, pulled off a 112 metre

jump, and is your leader after the

3:08:003:08:05

ski jump and loving every minute of

it.

3:08:053:08:11

So with the ski jumping complete

World Cup leader Watabe looks a good

3:08:123:08:17

bet to upgrade his silver into gold.

He sits in third place. The German

3:08:173:08:27

is the reigning champion from Sochi,

four years ago and he is eight

3:08:273:08:35

seconds behind Watabe heading into

what could be a fascinating

3:08:353:08:37

cross-country, if you want to see

that cross-country and find out who

3:08:373:08:40

will claim gold in this individual

Nordic combined normal hill, you can

3:08:403:08:44

head over to the BBC Red Button and

join that cross-country race live.

3:08:443:08:51

We are going to head back to the

hockey seven the Sweden faced

3:08:513:08:57

Switzerland, it was a rerun of the

bronze medal match in Sochi four

3:08:573:09:02

years ago, both teams have qualified

to the knock out stages so let us

3:09:023:09:05

get a look back at the best bits

with your commentators Ken Simpson

3:09:053:09:13

and Seth Ben any. We are ready to go

in the final pool one game. We are

3:09:133:09:20

under way. The first face off is won

by the Swiss. They are wearing the

3:09:203:09:26

jerseys with the flashes round the

arms.

Tested early on. Here is Meir

3:09:263:09:35

working the right side. Gets it back

from Muller. Gives it back to Meir.

3:09:353:09:43

What a goal! Muller number six in

the tournament for her. As she

3:09:433:09:50

rattled that one home on the power

play. Watch the fake here from

3:09:503:09:57

Meier, a wonderful job getting the

defender and the goal tender to

3:09:573:10:00

fight a bit. What does that do? That

allows even just the slightest of

3:10:003:10:07

holes to open up from Muller to put

that in. Anyone who is watching

3:10:073:10:15

knows she wasn't me tending he was

injured there, but you continue to

3:10:153:10:18

play.

What a finish! Finally it

comes.

The most dangerous Swede

3:10:183:10:28

here. Olsson a terrific shot pass

from the point. Look at her just

3:10:283:10:38

angle her stick blade absolutely

perfectly, to get it up over the

3:10:383:10:42

glove.

3:10:423:10:46

Back to the top it goes and Muller.

Thinks about it. Meier crosses over,

3:10:463:10:53

she puts it in the net and they

score.

3:10:533:11:01

Stanz on the power play and

Switzerland have the lead again.

3:11:013:11:08

Christine Meier continues to

impress. Creates a lane back door,

3:11:083:11:13

that is her sixth assist on the

tournament. Terrific set up from

3:11:133:11:17

Switzerland, moving the puck from

right to left. Stanz doing to the

3:11:173:11:25

front of the net. Another face off

win for Muller.

3:11:253:11:29

You know what? That is going to make

such a difference as it comes out in

3:11:293:11:34

front again, that is going to go out

of the zone, Switzerland are going

3:11:343:11:37

to win.

They will top group one. Down hill

3:11:373:11:45

run about one-and-a-half miles in

lent, the course involves a drop of

3:11:453:11:48

2,000 feet. The men's down hill

promises to be a race that could

3:11:483:11:54

make Olympic

3:11:543:11:54

promises to be a race that could

make Olympic history.

3:11:543:12:01

A good start. Good clean start. It

is the most important thing on a

3:12:043:12:09

down hill like this where it is kind

of lottery.

3:12:093:12:15

The fastest man ever.

Bill Johnson,

the all American boy from

3:12:153:12:21

California.

The only way to win this

is to take a huge amount of risks

3:12:213:12:27

You are watching the greatest skier.

He is doing it again.

3:12:273:12:39

Tracing the course in his mine. He

has to remember every bend, every

3:12:393:12:43

turn.

They feel they are reaping the upper

3:12:433:12:47

limits of speed. Whoa controls it

best, the Olympic gold medal will be

3:12:473:12:52

his.

Gold medal for Jean Claude

Killy. He is going to win the gold.

3:12:523:13:05

He skis into gold.

I knew I had to ski all out and to

3:13:053:13:10

try everything I knew to win, and I

couldn't keep anything under

3:13:103:13:15

control, I mean I had truly skied

the fastest this mountain could be

3:13:153:13:19

skied.

Well I am really looking forward to

3:13:193:13:26

that tomorrow, fingers crossed the

Pyeongchang weather plays ball but

3:13:263:13:30

there has been lots to love on this

Valentine's Day in Pyeongchang and

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there is lots more still to come. We

are almost at the end of our time

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but you can head over to BBC One

now, and join Clare Balding for the

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rest of the action through the day.

We will get back to the GB men's

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curling team as hay continue their

quest for gold. They take on the

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kings of curling, Canada. And that

will be live at 11 o'clock so turn

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over now, from me, goodbye.

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Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of day five of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

All eyes are on the Gangneung Curling Centre today with Great Britain's women taking on the Russian team in a crucial round-robin match.

There is also nordic combined action taking place with the men's normal hill competition, in which Johannes Rydzek startx as favourite - the German made history by winning all four medals on offer at 2017's World Championships.