BBC Two Day 6: Ice Hockey and Luge Doubles Winter Olympics


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Welcome back to continued coverage

of Winter Olympics. Great Britain's

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women currently in action against

China. They're trailing 5-3 and

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these are the absolutely crucial

shots at the end of end 7. Here is

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Steve Cram.

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shots at the end of end 7. Here is

Steve Cram. Eve Muirhead with two

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stones left. That of course means

they have the advantage. Cheers

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ringing around. I will update you

with Korea in a few moments. But Eve

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Muirhead, they're starting to find a

bit of form now. Got the chance to

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take this Korean stone out. Wants to

try and make it difficult for the

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Chinese skip. So still sitting 2.

That is important. The minimum they

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would have wanted from this end.

Just a little hint of a smile there

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from Eve Muirhead. She has played

some nice shots towards the end of

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the previous end. We forced the 1.

Now with a chance perhaps of a 2

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here or at least giving themselves

that opportunity.

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Wang will want to make this as

difficult for Eve Muirhead to get a

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2. Needs to lie shot after this.

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She has asked to play a similar shot

that she played the shot before. But

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this looks like it's not going to

get the roll either.

No.

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She knows it's fine.

If Great

Britain has been lying shot, you

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could have drawn in for their

second. If they're unsure, they're

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going to hit this on the nose, pick

up a 2 and they're straight back in

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the game.

Final stone for Eve

Muirhead in end 7.

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Needs the 2. To tie this match up.

Needs to hit this China red. Nicely

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on the Ness. -- nicely on the nose.

Well done. So... 5-5 after 7 ends.

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It has been a struggle, but just

beginning to become a good contest

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between do teams. China have been

playing well. Advantage missed an

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opportunity where it could have been

6-3. It wasn't, it was 5-3 and

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Britain thankfully have capitalised

on that mistake and managed to tie

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this up after 7. Elsewhere, I

mentioned Korea, they now have a 5-3

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lead over Japan. They picked up

another one. They had a steal again.

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Switzerland are leading United

States 5-3. In a tight match between

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Sweden and Canada, Sweden just with

the edge 5-4.

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Happier, Jackie?

Yes, we are right

back in the game now.

I'm happy the

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biscuits have appeared! And I'm

happy because Eve Muirhead is a

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little happier.

We are at the

business end of this game. Into 8, 9

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and 10.

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Line's good.

They have to remain

focussed and not give away an easy

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2. Make it as difficult as possible.

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A lot of rotation on these stones.

Coming in at the end.

Just finishes

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nicely. Top tee, exactly where you

want it to be.

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want it to be.

I was mentioning how

Wang had a great start to her career

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in the World Championships, Olympic

Games, eight or nine years ago.

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Continued that success for a while.

Then took some time-out to become a

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mother. And then after well almost

three years out came back had the

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World Championships and the next

Olympics will be in Beijing, a lot

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of investment going into winter

sports in China. The men just missed

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the medal in Sochi. Taking part here

the men. No, they're not are they?

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No. That is in the mixed doubles.

They made the semi-final I think if

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memory serves me correct.

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It was ages ago!

I know! What day is

it?

It actually started the mixed

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doubles only one week ago.

Only a

week ago.

One week ago today.

A

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heavy schedule here at the Curling

Centre.

But we are always on,

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whatever the weather is doing

outside. Curling all the way.

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outside. Curling all the way. That

long guard set by Lauren Gray. And

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the corner guard in place for China.

Just going to try and come in behind

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it.

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These girls are giving it

everything, you can hear them

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huffing and puffing.

Good shot

though.

Yes.

I have been impressed

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with the youngster. Very consistent.

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They all now need to make these

shots if they're going to win this

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match. China with a hammer in this

eighth end and then it will be the

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final end as well, the 10th, unless

we get a blank end at some point.

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They all need to play good shots and

a good one there from Vicki Adams.

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That was a nice call. That is when

you don't want to make a mistake -

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when there's a shot behind the

corner. Great Britain still lying 2

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here. Both of them in the top half

of the circle.

Not much to choose

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between the two seconds. Those

statistics don't always tell all of

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the full story. Never quite sure who

is having to make the tougher shots.

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Just hangs on at the back.

You

didn't seem to be too bothered

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sweeping that out at the back there.

Another opportunity for Vicki Adams

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to play a nice controlled break down

here.

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Just tapped the British stone out.

But it was still a good shot. A hair

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high?

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high? We have had a few hair widths

earlier on today. You may think, it

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genuinely is at time, remember that

shot that Vicki Adams had this

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morning that literally just changed

the whole end and in the end lost

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the match. It wasn't her shot, but

it led to things happening after

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that.

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They over curled. So they just need

to split the house here and ensure

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they lie two stones.

If you're

watching this in your lunch hour,

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back home, lucky you, if you're

having any lunch. I can't remember

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the last time I was fed! An in joke

here, I'm worried about my belly! I

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know during the day people are

enjoying the curling and plenty more

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to come. Through the weekend as

well. All the way through into the

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last day. Eve Muir head's team are

to make to it the final it is the

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very last day a week on Sunday.

Actually it would be midnight a week

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on Saturday for you at home. Let's

hope we can make a date for then.

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But an awful lot of good curling

they're going to have to play to get

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that far.

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Bingyu asking her team to come down

here and tap the yellow out. They

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have to be careful, because they

have got to get past the high guard.

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You saw those stats which have

always been a bit in and out. Not

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been the most consistent performance

from her. She has been OK with some

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of these shots with weight.

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of these shots with weight. Manages

to get that one out there. But

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that's... Very easy to see. If

you're Eve at this point, three

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stones left, Jackie, you were

talking about trying to split the

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house.

It is key that she, when

she's playing these shots stays in

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the house. That makes it much more

difficult for China to pick up 2

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here. This is going to hit and roll

though. So there is an opportunity

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to come down and tap a red, remove

the yellow. She can actually only,

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all she needs to hit is half of it.

She can roll across to the side of

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the sheet. We needed to keep our

shooter in the house there.

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Zhou Yan, has she got enough of

that? Now a British one stays and

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has the Chinese one gone? It has.

Well not a good shot from her.

She

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didn't connect with enough of it.

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didn't connect with enough of it.

So

the opportunities are presented to

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them in the last couple of ends,

they have fnt taken. They had a

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chance to go 6-3 ahead. In the sixth

it was. In the sixth end. Didn't

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take that one. You might think Eve

has not done well. If you're

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wondering how that is made up, each

shot they play is marked out of

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four. So if it is a four out of four

you get 100%. But one you get 25%.

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Etc. A worried look on Eve

Muirhead's face. A little concerned

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again.

She wants to get the right

angle on this. She doesn't want to

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jam it on the back. She has rolled

across.

That is a pretty good

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effort. She is getting a little

hoarse there. That won't bother her.

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She has played some really nice

shots the last two or three ends,

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Eve Muirhead, we keep saying this,

all you can do is make your shots,

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if the opposition make theirs, fair

enough. Make yours. So Wang...

She

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has played a good shot. She hit and

rolled across, but it is behind the

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T. And this an opportunity for

Bingyu to come down, sit on top of

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it and make it very difficult for

Eve to remove it.

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Eve to remove it. China do have the

hammer and this is the first stone.

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Just that graphic was wrong there it

has been taken off. It said this was

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the last stone it is not.

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They want want any bounds.

Just the

one food. She's played this draw

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down here quite a cute times.

Not

always with great success but this

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one looks much better. A little

wide.

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You can see what Eve wants to do.

That's not sitting right on top

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which is the way that Wang wanted.

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You heard what Eve said, I just need

to get to the nose.

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And this week be a result if they

managed to hold China to one. A

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Steel would be even better.

Just a

control tap, that weight.

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Looking good. Very good from Eve

Muirhead.

Two in a row.

Very good.

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Added to the previous end. Just the

one stone left here for China, wine,

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Great Britain with three stones in

the house. Decisions. Exactly, she

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has got to decide what shot she

wants to play, a couple of options,

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get it wrong, no room for error.

She

can play the same weight as Eve did,

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the hack weight, it get it fully on

the nose and tap it back or as we

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have seen her do so many times, the

draw.

I would not play the draw if I

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were her. No. Varying degrees of

success, I think you are right. A

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bit of weight.

The draw is our act

66% come purge to the takeouts.

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So, this is the final stone of the

eighth end. The best that China can

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do is lie for one. Has she got this

right? She has! China take one. Two

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ends left, one shot in it now.

Although China lead this 6-5, it's

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been much better from Great Britain

in three ends, not only did they

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stop them going three ahead, wine

herself missed that opportunity,

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Great Britain close the gap, they

have held China to one, two ends,

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China would have the hammer in the

final end on less Great Britain

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decide to lag and end and take the

hammer into the final end. Jackie,

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what would you do?

I think the way

the girls are playing at the moment,

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I think they would like to pick up

two here, because that's a

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confidence booster, if you know you

can perform well, play well, take

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two. But they have to have a bail

out if things aren't going to plan.

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Perhaps convert the blank end and

take the hammer down the last to get

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two in the last. Of course,

everything Eve wants

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everything Eve wants to do, Bingyu

will be trying to do the opposite.

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First and foremost, they have to go

for two.

Cancel all your afternoon

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appointments, stay with this, two

more ends, Great Britain, I think if

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they pull this out of the bag, it

would be a massive confidence

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booster. They began this match not

playing well, got better as it has

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gone on, all to play for. Just come

back to your point about

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back to your point about scoring,

OK, get two, then it is 7-6. If they

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were tabled to hold China to one or

steal, going to an extra end, they

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would have the hammer.

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would have the hammer.

If and but.

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That's not what you are looking for.

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I was just going to say there's been

a lot of scoring for one, either

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team, Bingyu scored, Eve scored two,

they have not been converting to get

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on the board. Perhaps a big ask.

Great Britain girls are getting

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stronger, unfortunately, an error

from Lauren.

Does not alter your

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thinking, this early in the end?

Let's hope not.

The strategy of the

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game? Blanking and end.

We are still

playing three guards. So... Instead

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of going to the wing, two corners,

we've got to get... Two centre

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shops, you've got to try and come in

behind this.

That is a better shot

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from Lauren Gray.

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The guys seen, it took a big curl.

Similar shot here.

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Four matches, three others apart

from this, all pretty close affairs,

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little cap, well hidden. Pushing the

Chinese stone out a little bit. Easy

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to see, Korea still leading Japan,

Switzerland's 5-4, similar score

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over USA, Canada and Sweden are tied

at five - five. Four very close

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matches.

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An opportunity now for China to get

the inside of that yellow. Come

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across and hit the other one. She

would be sitting in behind the two

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reds. Be quite keen to steal here.

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Well done!

China certainly not going

to make it easy for Great Britain at

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all.

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Eve has decided time to get rid of

these guards.

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One sits in. At least there is only

one now.

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Bingyu asking for another high

guard.

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Zhou hasn't cleared this shot for a

while. Let's see how accurate she

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can be.

Quite accurate. We know from

the weight comes off, it takes a

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pool.

Enough. Not bad. Gives Great

Britain a chance to use that.

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Get rid of both of these. Anna

Sloan, needing a good shot all the

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way.

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Just missed that! So close!

A little

look to the heavens from Anna Sloan.

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Close!

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Still asking you the question, at

what point do you decide what to do?

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Do you wait until the mistake

happens, how far do you let it go?

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When is it irretrievable?

The girls

are trying to bail out now and the

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only way they can do that is left a

couple of shots, only doing one at

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the moment. Trying to clear out that

front. Here we see a change of tack

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ticks.

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Asking the question when whining

gets to play her last two.

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Slow up. Slow up!

And it just has as

well.

OK. Tucked in nicely. Hanging

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onto the button.

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Go back to this morning. The closing

stages of the match, China were very

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much in control of that and let it

slip away from them. They lost 7-6.

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Yes, I think it was a draw she

failed to make. The last stone.

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Coming down the same side.

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Sweeping hard, starting to turn.

The

trouble with coming in here, Bingyu

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comes in, it might make it hard for

us to get two.

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What do the girls do here?

They have

called a time-out straightaway.

I

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think what they are worried about,

trying to hit the top read, it's so

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straight if you put weight on it you

get nothing. It could come in and

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jam.

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She is not going to call the bluff

and try this run, is she?

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and try this run, is she?

How are

you getting two here?

If we go

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there...

Or she might guard? The

only other option, you could free...

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The objective of the game is to get

two.

She is going to guard this

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site?

I think what Glenn is saying

if Eve puts a guard out, and wine

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puts another guard, it makes it more

difficult. You have got nothing, no

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yellows out there.

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yellows out there. Get into the

scoring position.

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No idea what's then but it's not the

end of an end. Such an atmosphere

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swirling around the guys.

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swirling around the guys.

What do

you think? Or is that too much?

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That's lots. You want to guard the

far side.

Got to make up their mind.

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Did they decide on the guard in the

end?

I think they did.

The clock is

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the thinking time clock. They start

with 38 minutes each and we are in

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the 9th end obviously.

They're OK

for time. I think three and a half

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minutes is what they need. They have

got five.

Eve Muirhead not trying to

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come in here. She is wanting to

protect this position to give her a

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chance with her last stone to score

2.

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She said I want to be level with the

red at least.

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Here we go. A conversation from the

Chinese point of view obviously.

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They have got a couple of options.

They could try the draw and come in

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this side and say OK I'm cutting

down the 4 foot area and you're

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going to have to play a nice shot to

bite the 4 foot. Or she has the

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option of red on to red on to

yellow. She could then open up the

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end if she doesn't get it correct

and give us the opportunity for

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after 3 draw for a 2.

She made her

mind up pretty quickly. There wasn't

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too much discussion.

They will use

the fact that Great Britain have

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called a time-out also to regroup

and look at what they were going to

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play.

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You tell me, I'm trying to work this

one out.

A bit close! Oh! Just

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missed that.

That was a good effort.

That was an ambitious shot from the

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Chinese skip, but it means Eve

Muirhead has a draw and it's just

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cleared out that side. There is an

opportunity to come in from that

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same side into the 4 foot, score 2

and Great Britain would lead. The

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worst that is going to happen is it

will be tied going into the final

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end. Can Eve Muirhead make this 2?

Clawing back this lead that China

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built. Eve Muirhead trying to

continue with a good shot. Trying to

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continue the form she's found over

the last three-ends.

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They like the line. It has the

weight correct. It is going to start

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turning.

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Needs to turn, needs to keep coming.

It looks pretty good. Another good

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shot from Eve Muirhead takes the 2

and now Great Britain lead. Only one

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shot in, but finally they pick up

their 2. It is 7-6 to Great Britain.

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One end left. China with the hammer.

But it has been so much better from

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Great Britain.

It was looking

dangerous there before Bingyu played

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her last stone. Unfortunately she

didn't make the stone and we had a

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simple draw for 2, which Eve

executed well. We have to be careful

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here, we are one up. But we don't

have the hammer. Nice shot there.

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Under pressure. What she didn't do

there, you said about you know make

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sure that if you give yourself the

room to be slightly up in the right

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way. There was no way it was going

to be tight to any of the stones

0:34:230:34:27

coming in. It wasn't long. They

didn't have to sweep too much to be

0:34:270:34:32

fair. But just got the weight judged

perfectly well. I will just quickly

0:34:320:34:39

update the other scores. Korea are

for the first time are down. Japan

0:34:390:34:45

picked up 2 in the 9th. But Korea

have the hammer in that match in the

0:34:450:34:51

final end. The United States are two

down, 6-4 Switzerland lead the

0:34:510:35:02

United States. Sweden are 6-5 up

against Canada. Canada have the

0:35:020:35:09

hammer in that one. It is all very

tense!

A nice stone from Lauren

0:35:090:35:16

Gray.

The reason I mention it, this

final end there are going to be

0:35:160:35:22

cheers around this arena. You need

to stay focussed on your match. As

0:35:220:35:29

you get to the climax of all of

these matches, they're all around

0:35:290:35:34

about the same time and the Korean

match, if the Koreans even come

0:35:340:35:40

close to looking like winning, they

will go crazy in here.

0:35:400:35:51

A nice first stone from Lauren Gray.

A corner guard in place for mrn.

0:35:540:36:03

Lauren Gray will try and put a guard

on that centre line. A familiar

0:36:030:36:08

pattern.

0:36:080:36:12

Vicki sweeping as hard as she can.

Encouraging her to get closer to the

0:36:170:36:22

centre.

They did well that, that

looked as though it had no chance of

0:36:220:36:29

getting that far across. Still could

have done with a little bit more.

0:36:290:36:38

have done with a little bit more. So

that British stone is sitting there,

0:36:380:36:39

but they will ignore that. Going to

try and come in behind their corner

0:36:390:36:47

guard.

China desperately trying to

set up the opportunity for a 2 here.

0:36:470:36:56

Needs to curl as well. It starts to

as the weight comes off.

I think Eve

0:36:560:37:06

will still be able to see this.

0:37:060:37:10

A nice call there from Vicki. She

can't see much of the stone. So she

0:37:140:37:20

has got to try and go for it. But

the second option is if she catches

0:37:200:37:26

the guard, she is also clearing that

out.

0:37:260:37:30

All of these girls, full-time

curlers.

0:37:330:37:37

Vicki played a couple of nice

similar shots in the previous end.

0:37:430:37:47

So she is a bit more comfortable

with this shot. Couldn't see too

0:37:470:37:54

much of that. So played well. How's

your nerves?

Shattered!

I can't

0:37:540:38:07

really, you know, this, every match

is important, but to finish after

0:38:070:38:10

three matches with two wins rather

than two defeats, so important.

0:38:100:38:16

Nudges that one over.

She didn't

quite connect in the right place to

0:38:160:38:22

remove both of them.

0:38:220:38:29

remove both of them. The girls

playing a comfortable weight. Just a

0:38:290:38:35

nice tap through weight. The sweeper

should be able to hopefully hold the

0:38:350:38:40

stone.

0:38:400:38:47

It is starting to move isn't it?

0:38:540:38:59

LAUGHTER. All action, Eve Muirhead,

I may as well sweep the other one.

0:38:590:39:07

You have got to match not just the

shooter and the stone, it is what

0:39:070:39:10

else is going on and try and move

stones as far as you can. That one

0:39:100:39:16

is sitting nicely. She can still see

a little bit?

She is going to try

0:39:160:39:21

and drive the high yellow on to the

ones in the house.

0:39:210:39:29

Just might lose this a bit. Well,

almost. Does well. Takes two out.

0:39:290:39:35

The guard at the front and one out

of the house.

0:39:350:39:42

of the house.

This is a nice call

from Eve, she has decided to take

0:39:420:39:45

that corner away. That might be the

only opportunity for Bingyu.

If they

0:39:450:39:55

get one, then it is tied, you go

into an extra end. Great Britain

0:39:550:40:00

would have the hammer. So Eve won't

mind the 1.

0:40:000:40:07

Good shot. Anna Sloan. Every stone

that just disappears off that

0:40:070:40:14

graphic there with the situation

remaining as it is, is good news.

0:40:140:40:26

remaining as it is, is good news. I

think even 7-7, extra end, from

0:40:260:40:27

where they were, the way they were

playing, I think that's a great

0:40:270:40:31

achievement.

Shows a lot of guts and

determination and they have had to

0:40:310:40:35

dig in hard here.

0:40:350:40:38

A nice attempt for China to freeze

that stone. But she has slightly sat

0:41:110:41:17

on the edge of it. So an opportunity

for Anna to spring all of these.

Out

0:41:170:41:22

the house. Away it goes.

Done a good

job there.

Very good. Another one

0:41:220:41:30

just disappears.

0:41:300:41:37

just disappears. Smiems appearing in

the British camp. Job not done yet.

0:41:370:41:43

-- smiles.

0:41:430:41:45

Tension at the curling - it's what

we love slam

0:41:500:41:57

Cheers are starting to ring out

elsewhere, but here they need to

0:41:570:42:01

move this.

Again she is trying to

freeze on to the GB stone. This

0:42:010:42:09

one's going to come up short.

I was

watching Wang and she made a lovely

0:42:090:42:16

hand action of sweep, sweep, sweep!

She doesn't come and help!

Only

0:42:160:42:25

shouts words of encouragement. So

Eve just going to peel off this

0:42:250:42:31

shot, because at the end of the day,

if she leaves that there, it does

0:42:310:42:36

give China the opportunity to come

round behind it. And it just needs

0:42:360:42:40

one mistake. Two stones left for Eve

Muirhead.

Steely determination.

0:42:400:42:51

She has been leading in the last few

ends brilliantly well, making her

0:42:550:42:59

shots. She looks good.

She is quite

happy to roll out of the house

0:42:590:43:04

herself.

0:43:040:43:09

herself. These girls will be

preparing for Bingyu to take a 1 in

0:43:110:43:14

this end and move into the extra

end. But it has been a clean end and

0:43:140:43:19

it's what they're looking for.

The

main thing they have managed to do

0:43:190:43:27

since the half way point is just

eliminate, there has still been one

0:43:270:43:33

or two slightly loose shots, but

eliminate mistakes and keep the

0:43:330:43:37

pressure on. They have picked up

their shots when they have needed to

0:43:370:43:45

and Wang has had her opportunities

limited. So they will try and play a

0:43:450:43:53

similar shot to the one she did

previous.

0:43:530:43:56

Or better than her team mate did.

This one looks like it has a lot of

0:44:000:44:06

running in it. What she wanted to do

was maybe come in behind it. But she

0:44:060:44:11

has just played way too heavy.

Britain can sweep that one past that

0:44:110:44:15

T-line. Didn't even need to really.

Well, this is a bait deja vu for

0:44:150:44:25

China, they had a good position in

their match with OAR this morning

0:44:250:44:31

and let it slip away. What is Eve

going to do? When you see Wang play

0:44:310:44:36

you know, I am sure she wouldn't

make two mistakes like that.

You

0:44:360:44:42

would think not. I think Eve's

wanting to come in and, because

0:44:420:44:47

there is a whole of the 4 open for

Bingyu to draw to. You have got to

0:44:470:44:54

play your shot to believe that your

opposition is going to make their

0:44:540:44:57

stone and what is the best shot that

you can play? They're going to try

0:44:570:45:03

and tap it a bit more into the 4

foot. And the throwing stone she is

0:45:030:45:10

delivering will sit high with their

yellow stone just a couple of feet

0:45:100:45:15

behind it.

0:45:150:45:24

As the question of Bingyu. Played

this end really well.

0:45:280:45:36

Yes, that's a good shot.

It's close

enough, just catching their side of

0:45:430:45:52

the red circle. It's a draw here to

level this up to take us into the

0:45:520:45:59

extra end. Get this wrong, Great

Britain will win. Now how is your

0:45:590:46:08

nerves? Such a good player over the

years. Bingyu. So much experience.

0:46:080:46:20

She had three years out, had a

child, came back to curling, said

0:46:200:46:25

she was so excited to come back for

the world Championships last year in

0:46:250:46:30

Beijing. I didn't do so well. Had to

make it through qualifying in

0:46:300:46:37

December to make it to this Olympic

Games and this morning, she didn't

0:46:370:46:42

play a good shot at all with her

last stone and she needs a very good

0:46:420:46:46

one here to take the shot. She

stayed down at the bottom end of the

0:46:460:46:55

ice, I think she likes this, they

still need to work this. Is it going

0:46:550:47:01

to come up short? It might just

about make it, China get one. Well

0:47:010:47:09

swept. We are tied, 7-7, there will

be an extra end, Great Britain will

0:47:090:47:18

have the hammer, they have

manufactured this situation really

0:47:180:47:23

well, made their shots, they got

level, got in front, China have come

0:47:230:47:29

back and squared it, Great Britain

will have the crucial advantage of

0:47:290:47:33

the hammer in the extra end. Been

keeping up-to-date with matches

0:47:330:47:39

elsewhere and I can tell you

Switzerland's have been victorious

0:47:390:47:44

over the USA, 6-5. Sweden are at 6-5

up, I'm just trying to see what has

0:47:440:47:54

happened, there may well be an extra

end in the match against Canada, no

0:47:540:47:59

one is shaking hands, they have tied

their match, 6-6, Canada getting one

0:47:590:48:05

in the final end, Sweden carrying

the hammer into the final end. All

0:48:050:48:11

quiet in the stands. Korea are one

down, I can see Japan lying one at

0:48:110:48:24

the moment. Here is the extra end.

So important, wasn't it, Jackie, the

0:48:240:48:32

two they picked up to move that one

into the lead. Almost putting enough

0:48:320:48:37

pressure on wine to snatch the

victory.

We have seen the Great

0:48:370:48:45

Britain girls string a lot of shots

together. A nice couple of ends

0:48:450:48:52

completed. -- Wang.

0:48:520:49:01

China just happy to throw short ones

up the front. Great Britain cannot

0:49:010:49:07

remove them from play until they

have three guards. Lauren Gray being

0:49:070:49:16

asked to try a tip shot. She just

wants to catch an edge of a high

0:49:160:49:24

stone. Just a little bit too much

weight and it stayed heavy.

If there

0:49:240:49:33

is an omen, I think when we have the

hammer, that's what Lauren did,

0:49:330:49:42

wasn't that the end, Lauren went

sailing through? I'm not saying it's

0:49:420:49:47

a good thing to do, I'm saying, as

an omen... OK. You are looking at me

0:49:470:49:55

as though I am...

0:49:550:50:02

as though I am... LAUGHTER if she

connected with too much of the stone

0:50:020:50:04

it would have to be replaced, it's a

fine, delicate stone, you just want

0:50:040:50:10

to catch an edge, open things up.

Once again, I think we are going to

0:50:100:50:17

see her trying the same shot.

Age of

the seat stuff, this. If you've been

0:50:170:50:27

with us for all of the match, hang

in there. This would be a great

0:50:270:50:33

victory for Great Britain if they

manage to pull it off.

And she

0:50:330:50:40

misses again. Unfortunately. That's

a shame. You need the shot to spring

0:50:400:50:49

them, calmly Smith played

fantastically. As it stands at the

0:50:490:50:57

moment, two red counters out there

for China, guards that they want and

0:50:570:51:03

we don't want to have.

0:51:030:51:09

we don't want to have.

Just explain

what Jackie is saying, it makes the

0:51:100:51:12

job so much more difficult, even

though you have the last stone. The

0:51:120:51:20

more difficult China can make that

with the stones out front and

0:51:200:51:26

bringing stones into the bottom.

Crowded out. Just towing to make

0:51:260:51:35

Eve's job more difficult.

That is a

little bit far. Even a short one

0:51:350:51:40

would have been good. Another high

guard, two guards can be removed, a

0:51:400:51:48

great shot that Nicky Adams plays.

Strong hitter.

No messing around

0:51:480:51:55

from Eve Muirhead.

She wants Vicki

Adams to send at least one here.

0:51:550:52:03

She might get another shot at that.

Bingyu going to try and replace

0:52:060:52:13

another guard there.

0:52:130:52:19

To be honest, they want them all in

that centre line.

I think she sensed

0:52:320:52:38

straightaway she had thrown out a

bit heavy, if I understood the hand

0:52:380:52:43

signals.

As it is, it stopped on the

centre line, just off it and it's

0:52:430:52:51

very difficult for Eve to get two of

them here, they are looking to run

0:52:510:52:58

the top red into the red in the

house, they have to be careful they

0:52:580:53:03

do not leave their own stone out

there.

I think even was saying take

0:53:030:53:09

this one, I don't think she's even

trying to run it back into the other

0:53:090:53:14

one. Maybe for that reason you said.

Yes, you don't want... Yes, that's a

0:53:140:53:25

good call.

0:53:250:53:31

Clearing things out in front. Still

two Chinese stones there. Two more

0:53:310:53:38

players left, Vicki Adams's last

stone of the match.

0:53:380:53:49

Assuming it is.

0:53:490:53:57

This is a shot that Zhou, I think I

said before, played some really good

0:53:570:54:07

take-outs, not necessarily as good

with the draw, see how she manages

0:54:070:54:11

to place this, if she does. A good

try.

I think they have got that too

0:54:110:54:22

far in, they really wanted a high

guard there. Given us the

0:54:220:54:30

opportunity to take two red away

here.

You might have heard the

0:54:300:54:37

groans in the crowd. Well done. The

reason? Although Korea had the last

0:54:370:54:49

stone in their match in the extra

end, it was actually in the tenth

0:54:490:54:57

end, they weren't able to be

successful. Japan have one that,

0:54:570:55:02

7-5. Two matches left here, China

and Great Britain, then Canada

0:55:020:55:10

Sweden. China trying to prevent

Britain from winning this.

0:55:100:55:20

Britain from winning this.

Yes, the

remaining two sheets of ice that

0:55:200:55:22

have extra ends playing here, they

are going to have to concentrate,

0:55:220:55:28

the arena is empty now that Korea

have finished.

0:55:280:55:33

The centre line this time.

Nice shot

on the centre line but once again,

0:55:370:55:44

close to being able to allow Great

Britain to lift two of them which

0:55:440:55:48

would be great for us.

Just building

and Eve Muirhead knows all the time

0:55:480:55:54

it will come down to that last

stone. Anna Sloan can help. Well

0:55:540:56:04

played, Anna Sloan!

Yes, a nice try,

she even moved the red away.

0:56:040:56:14

Time-out being called here by

Bingyu.

A major improvement on the

0:56:140:56:24

situation. Really good shot from

Anna Sloan. Pushing that out, the

0:56:240:56:33

one stone staying in, of course, but

compared to where we were at. Things

0:56:330:56:41

looking pretty good. So the two

skips left to play, two stones each,

0:56:410:56:50

China going first, time-out cold,

the coach is still on his way down,

0:56:500:56:55

he gets 45 seconds to make his way

down and then the conversation

0:56:550:57:01

starts.

0:57:010:57:08

You are right about keeping your

focus, everybody is leaving, apart

0:57:210:57:30

from the British supporters. Some

Canadians left, their match still

0:57:300:57:34

out there, some Swedish flags as

well.

0:57:340:57:43

What can you do? You must have been

in this position many times?

This is

0:57:440:57:49

China's first stone and they have to

try and put a centre WADA on. Put

0:57:490:57:56

the centre on. Try for a mistake. --

put a centre guard on. She will try

0:57:560:58:05

and come in. Do a very similar shot

as Eve played in the last end.

0:58:050:58:14

Cutting down the playing field that

Eve will have to draw her shot too.

0:58:140:58:22

We are going to see the centre

guard.

0:58:220:58:33

Indicated just high of the house.

0:58:340:58:38

That's exactly where she wanted it

played.

Eve will just remove this.

0:58:500:58:58

And then I think we will see Bingyu

bring the shot down into the house,

0:58:580:59:06

she will leave it, it's the only

thing she can do, she might be a

0:59:060:59:10

little bit close to the centre line

but yes, she's asking the question

0:59:100:59:14

of Eve. Do you want to try and hit

these or draw?

I think it was always

0:59:140:59:21

coming down to that. Eve Muirhead

with a draw to win the match. This,

0:59:210:59:28

to give her a clear run as that or

as clear as possible, get rid of

0:59:280:59:32

this guard.

0:59:320:59:40

She looks like she's indicating

right on the centre, just high, I

0:59:530:59:58

think I would play it to the right

of the centre.

Because?

You are

0:59:581:00:06

leaving the other one completely

wide open and even could hit and

1:00:061:00:13

flopped in and I think if you kind

of show half of each...

I see what

1:00:131:00:17

you mean, the back red is wide open.

Come up against bat and flop in? As

1:00:171:00:25

long as she hits on the inside. OK.

1:00:251:00:31

She is trying to reduce the playing

field here, the 4 foot area.

Explain

1:00:321:00:41

why you wouldn't come just right on

to the button.

You don't want to

1:00:411:00:45

come too far, you want to make it

difficult, because Eve has to ignore

1:00:451:00:51

both of the Chinese stones and play

a cool straight forward draw. If you

1:00:511:00:58

come too far you might give her an

easy shot and she could tap you back

1:00:581:01:03

and gets her shot. Key she stops

high of the 4 foot.

This has plenty

1:01:031:01:09

on it as well.

This is just going to

run. That is what we were talking

1:01:091:01:14

about. It has run too far. On

1:01:141:01:24

about. It has run too far. On the

nose hit here.

1:01:251:01:28

Well, if you have been with us all

the way through this match, there

1:01:301:01:37

was something that told you it was

always going to come down to Eve

1:01:371:01:41

Muirhead and we knew in this final

end this what is she has played for,

1:01:411:01:45

it is what the team has been played

for. It has been set up. They have

1:01:451:01:48

done so well to get back into this

match, initially to go back into the

1:01:481:01:54

limit, limit China to low scoring.

So Eve Muir head, this to win the

1:01:541:02:01

match. She just needs to hit this

Chinese red stone rigt on right on

1:02:011:02:08

the nose. It is looking good at the

moment. And it is. Eve Muirhead

1:02:081:02:15

brings Great Britain home. It has

been a tough match. It was one they

1:02:151:02:19

really had to win after a defeat

this morning and China played really

1:02:191:02:24

well. There were a few errors early

on from Britain, but Eve Muirhead in

1:02:241:02:31

particular got better and better. We

can all breathe a huge sigh of

1:02:311:02:36

relief. Great Britain win and move

to a two in one record. But it was

1:02:361:02:43

very close. They came out by one

shot, 8-7.

1:02:431:02:50

STUDIO: 8-7 the final shower. China

did lead 5-3.

1:03:021:03:14

did lead 5-3. Jackie, Great Britain

up into second place. They would

1:03:141:03:17

have been all the way down there if

they had lost. How big a moment do

1:03:171:03:21

you think it is in the battle for

who they might face in medal

1:03:211:03:26

matches?

That was a real difficult

game for the girls. They showed, you

1:03:261:03:31

know what? They showed real

resilience and determination to pick

1:03:311:03:36

up their 2 in the 7th and to do the

same again in the 9th. They were a

1:03:361:03:42

much more confident team in the

second half. They had to take it to

1:03:421:03:45

the extra end. But they played out

the ends as they wanted to.

I always

1:03:451:03:52

think the adrenaline that must be

coursing through you when you have

1:03:521:03:56

that final stone, knowing she has

has to deliver it. But still don't,

1:03:561:04:02

does your hand not start to sweat?

LAUGHTER. People ask skips that all

1:04:021:04:11

the time. You're so focussed on the

game in hand, you don't have time to

1:04:111:04:15

think about the negotiationtivelity

of it -- negativity of it I. You are

1:04:151:04:21

playing about the shot you're going

to play. I think Eve was confident

1:04:211:04:25

about the ice, it is pretty straight

and she delivered it very well.

Well

1:04:251:04:31

backed up by Anna Sloan, who played

particularly well to set things up

1:04:311:04:35

for Eve, so she could finish up.

Yeah, the whole team played and

1:04:351:04:41

performed very well in the latter

half of the game and they scraped

1:04:411:04:46

through the first half, but it is

never over until you get to the

1:04:461:04:51

10th, 11th end. That will stand them

in good stead moving into the rest

1:04:511:04:57

of the competition. On paper we

should these should be easier wins

1:04:571:05:01

for the girls and they haven't been.

But they have got the wins under

1:05:011:05:04

their belts and they have to keep

stepping it up every game.

I'm sure

1:05:041:05:13

we will be hearing from the team

when Steve Cram has a chance to

1:05:131:05:18

catch up with them. But three hours

of intense action and in the end

1:05:181:05:26

Great Britain winning 8-7. Thank you

to Jackie and Steve and they get a

1:05:261:05:30

bit of a break. So let ease just

give you an idea of what still to

1:05:301:05:39

come.

1:05:391:05:47

I will be back at 7 o'clock on BBC

Two with a round up of the action.

1:06:111:06:26

Later tonight Radzi takes over just

after midnight. The medals will the

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decided in the men's skeleton from

12.30. Can Dom Parsons move up from

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fourth into the medal positions? We

will find out at about 2 o'clock in

1:06:401:06:44

the morning.

1:06:441:06:47

We will be back 11.20 for the first

runs of women's skeleton with Lizzie

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Yarnold and Laura Deas. Can they

transfer that training form into the

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actual runs? It will be fascinating

to see. Now some women's ice hockey

1:07:141:07:20

and in what could be a dress

rehearsal for the final, the United

1:07:201:07:24

States were taking on Canada. Here

is what has happened.

1:07:241:07:31

Canada want to get set up in the

zone. They're wearing red.

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Augusta still. Back to that blue

line. Could be a chance. What an

1:07:581:08:05

opportunity. It's there! Canada

score!

This is all Augusta. She

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starts this play. What a pass from

Spooner. She fires that puck. Rooney

1:08:121:08:23

gets a bit of it, but not enough.

1:08:231:08:32

What a goal. How did that find its

way through?

Nurse was looking for

1:08:361:08:49

options, looked like she was going

to pass and at the last second she

1:08:491:08:53

shoots. Perfectly placed right over

the shoulder, top corner from Sarah

1:08:531:08:58

Nurse. What a huge goal from this

fourth line.

Top spot in group 1 at

1:08:581:09:05

stake for the winner. And a slightly

easier route through to the gold

1:09:051:09:13

medal game. And Coyne scores!

1:09:131:09:20

Coyne, the American speedsters

scores, 23 seconds in, the come back

1:09:251:09:29

starts here.

She comes through the

neutral zone. Gets a pass from

1:09:291:09:38

Dekker and then in stride fires this

past the keeper. What an enormous

1:09:381:09:48

goal. The Americans were looking for

a spark, but they got a bonfire from

1:09:481:09:53

Coyne.

Coyne will link it to Dekker.

This is powerful spoon. Spooner off

1:09:531:10:07

the skates and in. This will go to

review.

Let's watch it. I hope the

1:10:071:10:12

referee's in the screen. The referee

makes no motion whether this should

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be a called a goal or not. It's got

to be a kicking motion. 21 going,

1:10:171:10:23

she is stopping. Ooh, that could be.

It her left foot that it goes in.

1:10:231:10:31

Great job from Spooner. Irwin going

to the net. She is trying to stop,

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but it is always tricky, when you're

trying to stop, you're moving your

1:10:391:10:44

feet.

The call has changed. It's a

kick. No goal.

The call on the ice

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was goal. Video replay says no goal.

Interesting the players found out

1:10:501:10:55

the same time as the fans. And

everybody else in the arena. Can the

1:10:551:11:00

United States carve out one more

chance? Canada killing this off on

1:11:001:11:08

the boards. Final five seconds. They

need a quick shot. The last chance

1:11:081:11:13

of game. It goes all the way

through. Where is it? The buzzer

1:11:131:11:17

goes, the puck's on the line and we

will get some pushing and shoving.

1:11:171:11:24

Turnbull is in there. Oh, boy, this

rivalry is spilling over.

When she

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goes down on her back it is zero.

There is no chance it was a goal.

1:11:311:11:35

You can see the puck and then it all

kicked off from there!

Review the

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call on the ice stands - no goal. No

goal.

The result stands.

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call on the ice stands - no goal. No

goal.

The result stands.

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STUDIO: I wasn't expecting that sort

of fisticuffs! If they get to that

1:11:521:12:00

gold medal match again, clearly

worth watching.

1:12:001:12:06

worth watching. Finland beat OAR5-1

and the Finner men beat Germany. Now

1:12:061:12:12

we will show you in the men's Norway

against Sweden.

1:12:121:12:18

Big shot comes in and the first goal

of the game.

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of the game. Sweden take the lead

through Lindholm. Sweden have been

1:12:511:12:55

dominant and they're going to look

and score another and they get it.

1:12:551:13:00

Just in time.

1:13:001:13:10

Lander and Sweden have their second.

1:13:111:13:22

This is a chance and a goal. Great

finish. Arriving late on the the

1:13:251:13:41

scene and Omark wove some magic. We

mentioned Omark and that was an

1:13:411:13:50

incredibly good play. Now he has

possession again. Trying to feed it

1:13:501:13:55

to the man in the points. Another

assist for Omark and another goal

1:13:551:13:59

for Sweden as this game will be put

to bed. Beautiful, beautiful work.

1:13:591:14:05

Down low in the zone. The keeper

beaten again.

1:14:051:14:14

Down low in the zone. The keeper

beaten again. There is good ice

1:14:141:14:17

hockey going on all over. But the

ticket everyone wanted was to sea

1:14:171:14:20

South Korea. They have been playing

the Czech Republic. We will be

1:14:201:14:25

joining it live, but here are the

goals so far.

1:14:251:14:28

Snapshot and South Korea have

scored. Ho, Korea in their first

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ever Winter Olympics score the goal.

And open the scoring in this game.

1:14:471:14:57

Lovely work and a shop shot and Ho

writes his name in the history

1:14:571:15:02

books. Korea lead 1-0. A power play

for the Czech Republic. How are they

1:15:021:15:16

going to move the puck around?

1:15:161:15:23

Five skaters against four. The way

in which they spread around, try and

1:15:251:15:32

take that advantage. First shot and

a goal. That was on stuff! The way

1:15:321:15:41

they worked it around. And some

Czech Republic flags flying around,

1:15:411:15:52

that is why you cannot afford to

take penalties against this team.

1:15:521:15:59

This will be sent down the ice. This

could be a chance. Another snapshot.

1:15:591:16:08

Could not keep it out. Headed in.

All the way through the Met. Too

1:16:081:16:16

little too late. Goal from the Czech

Republic, they come from a goal

1:16:161:16:26

down. STUDIO: the Czech Republic

leading 2-1, we join it in the third

1:16:261:16:35

here at live. We join the

commentators. COMMENTATOR: thank

1:16:351:16:39

you. This has been a cracker of a

game. The Czech Republic hanging in

1:16:391:16:46

there, riding a bit of a storm and

they have done it very, very well.

1:16:461:16:51

Trying to find a way to get an

equaliser in the final six minutes.

1:16:511:16:56

Fantastic, the fans out in force

making plenty of noise. Cleared. The

1:16:561:17:06

Czech Republic do a great job of

recovering. The red shirts of this

1:17:061:17:15

check side have been swarming.

1:17:151:17:21

check side have been swarming. Time

is the shout, plenty of time to get

1:17:211:17:24

that clear. Out of play. 2-1, Paul

Thompson former Great Britain coach

1:17:241:17:33

alongside me. When you look at this

game, how much longer do Korea leave

1:17:331:17:38

it until...

They will shorten the

bench, Seth. The top three offensive

1:17:381:17:46

lines, just over five minutes to go.

They have bent and bent and not

1:17:461:17:52

broken. Still a one goal hockey game

and with this crowd behind them...

1:17:521:17:58

Huge giveaway and a great save, has

it gone through? It was close.

1:17:581:18:06

Dalton has been magnificent. Made

save after save and that is another

1:18:061:18:10

one.

Giveaway on the blue line,

semi-rake away, holding his

1:18:101:18:16

position. Hoping this one has not

gone through. The defence coming

1:18:161:18:23

behind to support.

Shuts his ankles

at the bike time.

He shuts the door.

1:18:231:18:33

I can only imagine what will happen

if the Koreans score a second goal.

1:18:331:18:40

This is a purely South Korean team,

no mixture like in the women's game,

1:18:401:18:46

that is why they are wearing

different jerseys. They have not got

1:18:461:18:52

the landmass of the Korean

peninsula. The North Korean cheer

1:18:521:18:59

squad still in attendance making

plenty of noise behind the goal. The

1:18:591:19:05

Czech Republic heading back again.

The group phase for these teams. The

1:19:051:19:10

Czech Republic won this back in

Nagano in 19 98. Bronze medallists

1:19:101:19:17

in Turin. Swift pulling it back. A

hard pass. Not able to be taken.

1:19:171:19:30

Quite happy to get that away. They

know they are taking time off the

1:19:301:19:35

clock.

You want to activate the

defence man.

1:19:351:19:44

defence man. It is a shame that Smid

did not get a chance. A diving

1:19:441:19:54

attempt. Good play by Regan. So

smooth.

1:19:541:20:03

smooth. The alternate captain of the

team steps forward.

Going down low.

1:20:031:20:09

What can they create? Trying to

stuff it short side. Plant. Stiffly

1:20:091:20:18

gets it out, big shot goes over the

top. Down the ice it goes. The

1:20:181:20:26

whistle will blow. The Koreans will

be almost 200 feet away from where

1:20:261:20:34

they want to be.

The Korean coaching

staff will think about their line

1:20:341:20:40

matches, if they have to pull the

goal, the set play to get this game

1:20:401:20:46

tied up. Normally under two minutes,

they will be looking for puck

1:20:461:20:51

possession time. Get a six on five

opportunity, just like Slovenia did

1:20:511:20:57

yesterday against the USA but you

have to get the puck.

Some tight

1:20:571:21:03

games already. Doesn't quite work

out. Back to the blue line. Again,

1:21:031:21:11

out at the age of his crease. Dalton

has had a terrific, terrific game,

1:21:111:21:19

he has been brilliant, thoroughly

enjoyable to watch. Been one of the

1:21:191:21:24

players whose been bought in from

Clinton, Ontario in Canada and he

1:21:241:21:30

has played in the American hockey

league, has had some time with a

1:21:301:21:35

Boston team but has been first

class, this is his third

1:21:351:21:40

international tournament with the

Korean side, he knows exactly what

1:21:401:21:44

this means and when Jimmy was

building his team, he was excited to

1:21:441:21:50

be part of it. Nice skating. The

Czech Republic will want to keep the

1:21:501:21:57

puck.

Keep it down low. They know

they can run down the clock, not

1:21:571:22:03

looking to throw pucks into areas

for Korea can counter.

Big block.

1:22:031:22:13

You got to pay the price. If you

want to win the game, you do.

1:22:131:22:18

Offside. That is given. There is

Jimmy. Two-time Stanley cup winner,

1:22:181:22:31

former Nottingham pampered, great

stint in the UK, to go for it this

1:22:311:22:34

programme some years ago. -- Notting

Hamp and third.

1:22:341:22:39

Done a great job. Really. He and

Richard. I coached against them, ten

1:22:441:22:49

years ago. To see where their

programme has gone over that time,

1:22:491:22:55

great investment, the Asian league

holding up as it is. These guys

1:22:551:23:01

being exposed and playing at a

higher level, great experience for

1:23:011:23:05

coaching staff and players, giving

themselves a chance against one of

1:23:051:23:09

the world's elite teams in the Czech

Republic. What they do with junior

1:23:091:23:16

hockey, they are developing at all

levels, developing the women's team,

1:23:161:23:21

this is an holistic change for ice

hockey in Korea. It has two start

1:23:211:23:25

from the bottom up, Seth, we know

that.

You can get a quick fix from

1:23:251:23:30

the top down. An offensive face-off,

just sorting themselves out, the

1:23:301:23:36

Czech Republic. Here it is. Back to

the blue line, straight into the

1:23:361:23:42

body, quick shot, not particularly

good. You mention it has to come

1:23:421:23:48

from the bottom, if you are watching

this and you are inspired, why not

1:23:481:23:53

head to the Get Inspired section of

the BBC website, details on how to

1:23:531:24:00

find your local clubs. Anyone from

15, 16 can start getting involved,

1:24:001:24:08

there are adult leagues you can play

in. Plenty of ice hockey going on

1:24:081:24:12

around the UK. Korea want something

special.

1:24:121:24:20

special. Grabbing the headlines. By

making history, scoring the first

1:24:211:24:26

ever goal for a Korean men's team.

At an Olympic ice hockey tournament.

1:24:261:24:33

Wouldn't it be something if they

could come back from here and get a

1:24:331:24:36

second?

Helped out of the zone.

Playing with quite a lot of

1:24:361:24:44

intelligence, this team from the

Czech Republic, leaping into spaces.

1:24:441:24:50

Can they start reading this towards

the net? Good defensively. Here it

1:24:501:24:56

comes again, to the top. Does not

get it through. He wants a second

1:24:561:25:03

look at this. This time it will go

through. Can they get another shot

1:25:031:25:09

in on goal, they cannot, cleared all

the way down and still Dalton

1:25:091:25:14

remains steadfast.

Yes, I'm a little

confused by that, good puck

1:25:141:25:20

possession time, no pressure on.

Hopefully get the six on five goals

1:25:201:25:29

that will take you into overtime.

Going to have a second look at this,

1:25:291:25:35

skating in circles. The Czech

Republic team doing a good job in

1:25:351:25:41

the neutral zone. Great play!

Another go, that is dropped, very

1:25:411:25:49

nearly beat Frank. Little trick to

get high his man in neutral ice and

1:25:491:25:56

then, boom.

I daresay we will see a

time-out. Looked to run set play, he

1:25:561:26:05

has been their best player, scored a

fantastic all, has been in the

1:26:051:26:11

middle of everything.

Absolutely.

Ho, great little player. The noise

1:26:111:26:22

level will build once again. Will it

crescendo with a goal?

Frank has

1:26:221:26:29

been good. He hasn't had a lot to

do, a lot of it has been from the

1:26:291:26:34

outside, he is comfortable. We have

been saying to him, get the Middle

1:26:341:26:40

driver, Richard is talking now, they

will have a set play already set up,

1:26:401:26:45

who he wants in what position, if

you lose the puck, where you go to

1:26:451:26:50

retrieve it. We slot -- sought the

Slovenians do it yesterday. You

1:26:501:26:57

never know.

If you were drawing it

up, which of the Koreans would you

1:26:571:27:06

see shooting the puck?

You can see

now on the point is the goalscorer,

1:27:061:27:15

loading up three on the inside by

the looks of it. Get a little drop,

1:27:151:27:20

back to the point, have a little

play, this face-off is key.

1:27:201:27:24

Pretty much the front for with the

way they have played. They should be

1:27:281:27:33

pinched in. Still time. The net

remains empty. The Koreans step

1:27:331:27:43

forward. Ho, round the back of the

net it goes.

1:27:431:27:54

net it goes. Kovar rushed, two big

bodies. Three, four, five players.

1:27:561:28:03

If they do not win the puck it will

be over very, very quickly. Swift,

1:28:031:28:11

great defensive work. Got to get

going, right up the middle of the

1:28:111:28:15

ice but what can he make happen?

Entering a sea of red, putting

1:28:151:28:20

brakes entering the net, maybe one

last shot? Bigshot, it goes wide.

1:28:201:28:27

What a start! For these teams. So

close. So, so close.

1:28:271:28:38

close. So, so close. That man made

history scoring his goals but the

1:28:391:28:41

Czech Republic team will take the

accolades and the points as well,

1:28:411:28:45

they had to come from behind to do

this but they've played ever so

1:28:451:28:50

well, a team that is very well

drilled and they came through a big

1:28:501:28:53

scare at the end.

Great game. If

that comes off the other side of

1:28:531:29:00

your shin pad and it ricochets...

Full credit to South Korea, they

1:29:001:29:06

have come in and never gone away.

The Czech style is a little bit more

1:29:061:29:13

experienced, they kept them to the

outside defensively but they never

1:29:131:29:15

went away. A great game, fantastic

atmosphere.

Search a great game.

1:29:151:29:25

Victory of the Czech Republic,

disappointment for the Korean fans

1:29:251:29:29

but the fans in the stadium will

have enjoy every moment of this. The

1:29:291:29:33

final score Czech Republic beat

Korea by 2-1. STUDIO: great stuff,

1:29:331:29:43

11:30pm in South Korea, that is the

last live sport other night but it

1:29:431:29:47

starts again in not too many hours

and from midnight tonight you can

1:29:471:29:51

watch all sorts of things on the

BBC, including a full wrap of the

1:29:511:29:56

day at 7pm on BBC2 and for those who

don't stay up through the night,

1:29:561:29:59

quite a lot, this afternoon with

Hazel Irvine to wrap up. Some

1:29:591:30:06

breaking news from Pyeongchang, the

British International Olympic

1:30:061:30:09

Committee Adam Pengelly has been

sent home from the Winter Olympics

1:30:091:30:13

following an altercation with a

security guard. The IOC has

1:30:131:30:17

announced his departure, a

spokesperson says the IOC wishes to

1:30:171:30:21

apologise for the behaviour of one

of its members and feels extremely

1:30:211:30:24

sorry for the incident caused

following an interview with the RUC

1:30:241:30:28

ethics...

1:30:281:30:31

Adam was one of three British

members of the IOC, a former

1:30:451:30:53

skeleton athletes. He has explained

what happened. So this morning he

1:30:531:30:57

was leaving his hotel. He says, I

tried to walk past the security

1:30:571:31:02

guard when he told me to go the

other way. Hi came close to me and

1:31:021:31:08

asked to see my accreditation. I

asked to see his manager. He

1:31:081:31:11

wouldn't take me to his manager and

asked to see a photograph of my

1:31:111:31:16

accreditation. It went on for 30

seconds and I ran past him. I didn't

1:31:161:31:22

stop. I have since heard he fell

over. But I didn't hear him fall or

1:31:221:31:28

shout out. At no point did I touch

him. Although I have been told that

1:31:281:31:33

footage makes look as if I pushed

him, this was not the case and if

1:31:331:31:36

anything he was coming towards me.

It was my mistake and I'm sorry, I

1:31:361:31:41

should have turned around and I also

apologise for swearing. I'm sorry to

1:31:411:31:46

the security guard and I spoke about

IOC members being held to a higher

1:31:461:31:52

standard and I have let myself down.

Some say there was a fight or

1:31:521:31:58

scuffle. This is incorrect. So Mr

Pengilly has been sent home from the

1:31:581:32:06

winter Olympics and there was

skeleton action this morning. There

1:32:061:32:12

has been the team luge. This is a

competition in which the countries

1:32:121:32:20

that have a depth of luge talent

have an advantage, because it

1:32:201:32:25

comprises one female, one male

luger. As they come down, they have

1:32:251:32:34

to hit the barrier at the top. It is

a knock out. They have to hit the

1:32:341:32:39

pad a as they finish so the next one

can start. It is interesting. After

1:32:391:32:46

this, Hazel will take over. Here is

what happened in the main

1:32:461:32:50

contenders, starting with the United

States in Team luge.

1:32:501:32:54

COMMENTATOR: COMMENTATOR: This could

be good if she nails it. If she

1:33:011:33:04

slides like she has been doing. He

has looked a bit sort of she is

1:33:041:33:08

going to get down quick or crash.

Hopefully she will nail it to give

1:33:081:33:18

the Americans a chance of getting

another medal at this Olympics.

She

1:33:181:33:22

is in this team ahead of bronze

medallist from Sochi, Erin Hamlin.

1:33:221:33:28

This is where she was having

problems, on the corner. She is

1:33:281:33:34

still nervous on that. That is why

she was having issues. But putting

1:33:341:33:39

her feet down it will slow her down.

But will it keep her in contention

1:33:391:33:44

for the next rider. To pull them

back into it. She is going to lose a

1:33:441:33:49

bit of time coming up the hill.

I'm

afraid it has not been a good run.

1:33:491:33:59

Britcher, maybe they will rue not

putting Hamlin in.

1:33:591:34:06

Mazda has had an excellent week.

This is different, because they're

1:34:161:34:21

coming from a different part of the

track. So it is slightly lower. It

1:34:211:34:25

is just the way they slide the

track. He has made good adjustments,

1:34:251:34:32

but he is now starting to lose time.

Have the teams got what it takes to

1:34:321:34:37

pull them back in the front? This is

not the run they need to pull them

1:34:371:34:41

towards the medals.

They're two

hundredths of a second off. Huge

1:34:411:34:50

pressure on Matthew

1:34:501:34:58

pressure on Matthew Mortensen and

Terdiman. They have a big job on to

1:34:581:35:01

get themselves back ahead of Italy.

They're up against it I think, John?

1:35:011:35:07

Yes, that mistake there, I don't

know whether that will be enough.

1:35:071:35:15

The sleds are a bit heavier. Are

they gaining? They are gaining. But

1:35:151:35:21

is there enough track to come up the

hill and get up there? It is very

1:35:211:35:24

tight. You can lose a lot of speed

up the hill.

They have done it by

1:35:241:35:34

two thousandths of a second! At the

start of week we explain ed this was

1:35:341:35:43

the only event that is timed down to

the thousand. We needed that

1:35:431:35:48

facility to separate the United

States from Italy. The United States

1:35:481:35:51

guaranteed fourth. And I bet Summer

Britcher is the most relieved person

1:35:511:35:59

in this Sliding Centre.

I think she

will be. Because that run she had

1:35:591:36:04

was probably better than the two

runs she made mistakes on in the

1:36:041:36:07

women's race. But it was still not

necessarily good enough. I don't

1:36:071:36:12

know if this team have put in a good

enough performance to beat the next

1:36:121:36:17

three teams coming up. They're

looking at the Canadians and

1:36:171:36:22

Austrians. But it would take a lot

for the Canadians, who have a strong

1:36:221:36:27

team, to make a mistake and come

down. You see Chris having to reach

1:36:271:36:31

across and getting that wrong. The

doubles teams did well.

Summer

1:36:311:36:41

Britcher was fourth quickest only

from the first run. Mazda and the

1:36:411:36:46

doubles boys have brought it back

for America. They lead ahead of

1:36:461:36:51

Italy and Latvia and this is getting

spicy as the Canadians go. Three

1:36:511:36:59

more teams to go. A strong team for

Canada. Edney and Wau kir lker and

1:36:591:37:12

Smith to come. Alex Gough is first

off.

She had a slide into the second

1:37:121:37:17

bend. I don't know if she wasn't

quite settled. The quality of her

1:37:171:37:22

over Britcher we have seen. She

didn't make any mistakes in her

1:37:221:37:26

race. If she nails this part. That

line looks flat. You can almost hear

1:37:261:37:34

it accelerating. There is no sound.

And this is good. But she is still

1:37:341:37:40

in the red. She has now started to

accelerate. She will put time over

1:37:401:37:46

Britcher, because she made mistakes.

Canada, their noses in front after

1:37:461:37:50

the first leg. By 16 hundredths of a

second. The very last run on the

1:37:501:37:59

world stage for Sam Edney, who was

sixth in the men's individual event.

1:37:591:38:03

She is charged with the

responsibilities of trying to grow

1:38:031:38:06

is in Canadian lead over the United

States and hand them a guaranteed

1:38:061:38:11

medal. If they can beat the United

States they can win a medal.

This is

1:38:111:38:17

crunch time for these teams. Now the

times are in a way, Mazda's drive

1:38:171:38:23

wasn't that bad. He is starting to

pull away. You can see the

1:38:231:38:26

difference between him being a

silver medallist and him finishing

1:38:261:38:30

sixth. This will come down to the

doubles pairing.

Can Edney keep the

1:38:301:38:40

lead for Canada? Just by

millimetres. As you say, it is now

1:38:401:38:48

Walker and Smith. There is no doubt

that they were better than the

1:38:481:38:52

Americans in the doubles event. They

finished fifth. The Americans have

1:38:521:38:57

finished 10th. They need a mistake

to allow the Americans in. I reckon

1:38:571:39:03

if they're clean and fast Canada

will get a medal.

Yes this was

1:39:031:39:07

almost a dead heat. You can see how

much they pull out. Unless they make

1:39:071:39:14

a mistake, this is Canada heading

for another medal. They're going to

1:39:141:39:20

get the bronze medal at least.

They're very high into the 16th and

1:39:201:39:28

final bend A late mistake. It

doesn't matter. Canada are

1:39:281:39:32

medallists again. Canada have a

bronze medal and it looks with

1:39:321:39:38

Austria and Germany to come that...

That the Americans might miss out!

1:39:381:39:44

Although they're still alive. Canada

know they have a medal. Guaranteed

1:39:441:39:47

bronze. Look at the joy -

unconfined!

I wonder if Alex Gough

1:39:471:39:59

at the start thought she would be a

double sort of bronze medallist. We

1:39:591:40:02

say that yes, but at least a double

medallist.

The team in Sochi as well

1:40:021:40:10

were fourth. So these two fourths

have now been converted into two

1:40:101:40:14

thirds. It is a sweet feeling for

them.

It is. This is the sort of

1:40:141:40:21

result that drives these nations

forward, and they get more funding

1:40:211:40:25

and get better equipment and they

can move from being successful to

1:40:251:40:29

trying to be dominant like the

Germans.

Wonderful. And Sam Edney

1:40:291:40:37

ends his international career at

last an Olympic medallist. Great for

1:40:371:40:41

him.

He will be overjoyed.

Big

pressure now on this young lady.

1:40:411:40:54

Madeleine Egle, who wasn't one of

the star names from the ladies'

1:40:541:40:58

event. She finished ninth. The next

two won gold and silver in their

1:40:581:41:06

events.

1:41:061:41:11

events.

If this is, although she

finished ninth, if this is the weak

1:41:131:41:18

link of the team that is going to

let the Americans in, this is where

1:41:181:41:22

it will be lost for the Austrians.

Will she come down in fronts of the

1:41:221:41:27

Canadian?

1:41:271:41:32

Canadian? I don't think so. She will

lose time? This is a good thing for

1:41:331:41:39

the Austrians, she will be so close

to Gough, because she wasn't this

1:41:391:41:43

close in the women's competition.

I

think she needed to be two tenths at

1:41:431:41:46

least in hand of the Americans. She

is two hundredths, I think she has

1:41:461:41:54

given Austria a great chance. A

question I think whether it will be

1:41:541:41:59

silver or bronze. Of course, that

all assumes that the Germans will go

1:41:591:42:04

well themselves.

It does. You have

still got to get even across the

1:42:041:42:09

line in one piece and not make a

mistake. Some of the men have made

1:42:091:42:13

mistakes. But that was from higher

up the track. This is surprising

1:42:131:42:17

that he is losing time, compared.

For the previous team, the Canadian,

1:42:171:42:24

Sam had a good run, although he is

trying to pull it back. It will be

1:42:241:42:31

down to the doubles run.

This is the

Olympic champion.

1:42:311:42:42

Olympic champion. Silver medallist,

33-year-old Penz and Fischler have

1:42:431:42:47

got to hold if they can superiority

over Canada. It is just momentarily

1:42:471:42:55

swung back Canada's way.

They had a

slide off corner one at the end. So

1:42:551:42:59

now this is the fast part of the

track and we start to build speed.

1:42:591:43:05

That could be the mistake. Just

there. That cost them a medal. Or

1:43:051:43:09

can they hold on? They still have 14

hundredths in the bag. Another

1:43:091:43:13

mistake. The Americans are only 14

or 15 hundredths behinds. Can they

1:43:131:43:20

hold on?

Are Canada about to improve

their position here as well? They

1:43:201:43:25

are. A silver medal for Canada.

Austria guaranteed bronze. Still

1:43:251:43:33

verse for Canada at least. Bronze

for Austria at least. The Americans,

1:43:331:43:41

assuming the Germans don't make a

real hash of things, the Americans

1:43:411:43:46

are going to finish out of it.

The

Americans have missed out by a tenth

1:43:461:43:54

of a second. That is really close.

But these are the small differences

1:43:541:43:58

between the teams. All of them you

know they just did enough. I thought

1:43:581:44:04

the doubles pairing would have done

better. And confirmed them with the

1:44:041:44:08

silver. But she did very well.

Egle,

she is only 19. She has got an

1:44:081:44:17

Olympic medal.

1:44:171:44:22

Olympic medal.

When you look at the

difference between these top

1:44:221:44:26

sliders, there is nothing in it.

Specially over one run. They have

1:44:261:44:31

had to learn the track from one

side. This cost them, that little

1:44:311:44:36

skid. But at least they have come

home with a bronze. Well, we are

1:44:361:44:43

thinking that the Germans are just

going to glide into this without a

1:44:431:44:46

mistake. The Germans to come. Canada

lead.

Great celebrations in Canada

1:44:461:44:56

House I'm sure tonight. What a

strong team this is. Two gold

1:44:561:45:01

medallists and a bronze medallist to

go for Germany.

1:45:011:45:10

go for Germany. Geisenberger if she

gets a medal would create a record,

1:45:101:45:15

chasing her fourth gold at Olympic

Games.

1:45:151:45:22

All class in the women's event. She

won by a long, long way and she is

1:45:241:45:31

the last you expect to make a

mistake.

She is a class act. The

1:45:311:45:39

German ice queen as she is known.

Look at these lines, everything she

1:45:391:45:43

does looks effortless. That is why

she is what she is. She is going to

1:45:431:45:51

give their team a chance, the way

she sets this up, she will have

1:45:511:45:57

three tenths lead.

Copybook stuff,

handing

1:45:571:46:08

handing over to Ludwig.

1:46:111:46:21

Felix Loch, his last run a disaster.

Giving the doubles team a great shot

1:46:251:46:30

at gold.

Not really making any

difference. Look at the difference

1:46:301:46:38

in the time. Not really making any

inroads. Giving the pairs team at

1:46:381:46:44

least two tenths in the back. They

are the quality act.

The two tenths

1:46:441:46:52

gap, but final run of the luge

series, six exciting days toiling

1:46:521:46:56

down to this, the double Olympic

champions now will try and bring it

1:46:561:47:03

home for Germany.

Just a little bit

late into the corner. These are a

1:47:031:47:12

quality act. As long as they get

this right, they are starting to

1:47:121:47:18

melt this, perfect. This is Germany.

Walking into another old medal as we

1:47:181:47:23

thought they would. They are the

favourites. Starting to pull away.

1:47:231:47:30

-- gold medal. No issues.

A big win

for them, history made. Germany

1:47:301:47:41

strikes old once again, winning

three out of the four luge golds.

1:47:411:47:46

She can celebrate. Two golds at the

games and no one in the world can

1:47:461:47:55

say they have not been the best team

around. That is the way to enforce

1:47:551:48:01

your suppose it superiority. No

mistakes from any of them. Ludwig,

1:48:011:48:08

just sort of lukewarm, his run, the

other two were excellent, weren't

1:48:081:48:12

they?

These were the favourites. As

they always are. The real excitement

1:48:121:48:19

was for the sort of second, third

and fourth place and the difference

1:48:191:48:24

between medal positions, we are

looking at tenths, hundredths,

1:48:241:48:33

thousands, as a team, a nation.

Looking at the quality above

1:48:331:48:36

everyone else.

1:48:361:48:44

everyone else. For sheer consistency

and skill, she hasn't put a foot

1:48:441:48:49

wrong. Everyone has had little

twitches and mistakes, even the

1:48:491:48:58

men's winner, he wasn't perfect, he

got herself into the second

1:48:581:49:03

position. Felix Loch made a massive

mistake.

1:49:031:49:10

mistake. But she has definitely been

the class act.

Ludwig on the right.

1:49:101:49:19

Another old medal one. Really

enjoying the luge, John. It's

1:49:191:49:28

obviously skeleton that will

dominate the next two days. And the

1:49:281:49:36

Bobsleigh will kick in in the next

few days. Confirmation that Germany

1:49:361:49:40

wins. Austria digging up the bronze.

That is the luge team relay.

1:49:401:49:50

COMMENTATOR: Germany retaining three

of the four titles in the luge in

1:49:501:49:53

these Olympics. All but Perot Felix

Loch did the business. Hello, lovely

1:49:531:49:59

to be with you, a bumper edition

this afternoon, weather delays we

1:49:591:50:04

accept at an Olympic Games, the game

of hurry up and wait is finally over

1:50:041:50:09

for the alpine skier is and it has

presented us with a bumper two for

1:50:091:50:13

one offer, two races today. And that

is not all. China will be the next

1:50:131:50:26

Winter Olympic hosts but could be

first gold in Korea come in the

1:50:261:50:31

pairs figure skating? The free

programme to enjoy. Then we are in

1:50:311:50:36

for a thrill ride, every hundredths

of a second counts, the bone shaking

1:50:361:50:41

skeleton event for men against a

day. But late than never, the

1:50:411:50:46

women's giant slalom begins, Mikaela

Shiffrin taking part. And we will

1:50:461:50:54

find out who will be the fastest man

on skis in one of the greatest and

1:50:541:50:58

grandest Olympic occasions men's

downhill. One at a time on the

1:50:581:51:05

mountain in snowboard cross, a

helped skelter bun fight, first

1:51:051:51:10

across the line counts. And it's a

real favourite for me in the Winter

1:51:101:51:17

Olympics, I'm not sure it's an event

even you Christopher Dean could

1:51:171:51:21

choreograph, and extraordinary

thing.

They come careering down the

1:51:211:51:26

mountain, jostling for position,

short track on snow.

You are in for

1:51:261:51:30

a treat but it's iceskating we will

talk about. Before we get warmed up

1:51:301:51:36

for the climax of the pairs event we

make absolutely no apology for this,

1:51:361:51:40

we have been once again rifling

through the back catalogue of

1:51:401:51:45

Torvill and Dean is greatest hits

and I asked you the other day but

1:51:451:51:48

you would count as one of your

favourite routines. And you said

1:51:481:51:52

firmly for a variety of reasons

which we will go into later, Mack

1:51:521:51:55

and Mabel might be the one. Just for

you, here it is.

1:51:551:52:05

APPLAUSE

1:52:401:52:43

APPLAUSE

1:52:431:52:45

CROWD CLAPS

1:53:191:53:22

APPLAUSE

1:54:261:54:27

APPLAUSE

1:54:271:54:30

CROWD CLAPS

1:55:211:55:24

APPLAUSE

1:55:501:55:52

APPLAUSE

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CHEERING

APPLAUSE

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COMMENTATOR: what can you say?

Absolute magic. This crowd is

1:56:071:56:15

absolutely standing on their feet,

stamping and cheering, the most

1:56:151:56:18

amazing feeling. Jayne Torvill and

list of Dean, knowing right from the

1:56:181:56:27

start, no one can touch them.

Faultless performance, here are the

1:56:271:56:32

marks.

1:56:321:56:37

marks. -- Christopher Dean.

Because

they have skated first, it will be

1:56:381:56:44

difficult for any judge to give them

a maximum six when there are another

1:56:441:56:54

five hours to go after them. There

are five sixes, those Union Jacks

1:56:541:57:03

have every right to be waived, I am

sure no one is going to beat those

1:57:031:57:06

marks.

Bravo. The late, great, Alan

weeks, trading alongside Robin

1:57:061:57:14

Cousins. You want the world title

four years, 1980-84, why did you

1:57:141:57:22

pick that?

We heard it a year before

but we thought we weren't ready for

1:57:221:57:27

it so we went to the BBC Radio Foyle

to an library, all the old LPs and

1:57:271:57:33

we would trawl through all the

music, put them on the record player

1:57:331:57:39

and listen and listen and we came

across this piece and it had an

1:57:391:57:43

overture and it was from beginning

to end and it was orchestrated,

1:57:431:57:47

seamless, told a story. And it just

seemed right for us. A lot of people

1:57:471:57:56

that follow skating, it's still one

of their favourites, lots of steps

1:57:561:57:59

in it. I was tired just watching it,

I hadn't seen out in ages.

Neither

1:57:591:58:05

had I and it takes us right back in

time. I wonder how that actually

1:58:051:58:13

helped in the transition towards

Bolero, there is a storytelling

1:58:131:58:18

element of it?

Absolutely. Each year

we wanted to re-invent ourselves. It

1:58:181:58:24

was like a premier. The Mack and

Mabel sort of started that and then

1:58:241:58:29

it went on to Barnum and eventually

Bolero and each year you just grow,

1:58:291:58:35

you have more information, you

understand more, what goes into it,

1:58:351:58:38

the music am often we Thampi

orchestration, we went to Barnum, it

1:58:381:58:44

was how could we find that perfect

orchestration but posted together,

1:58:441:58:49

Michael Crawford who introduced us

to the musical director of Barnum,

1:58:491:58:54

we got the musicians into the studio

and they recorded it for us and then

1:58:541:58:57

Bolero.

Let's go trawling through

the archives, definitely.

When?

1:58:571:59:04

Tomorrow. It is lovely seeing them.

I stand thing, as we saw, in the

1:59:041:59:13

pairs event, there are a couple of

historical moments we want to share

1:59:131:59:17

with you that probably explains some

of the changes over the last few

1:59:171:59:20

years, particularly the Russians,

64-68, dominated it. This was the

1:59:201:59:27

couple that started at. A married

couple who want back-to-back in

1:59:271:59:37

Grenoble and it was the start of a

Soviet Russian dynasty in the pairs

1:59:371:59:41

event, their skaters won or assured

12 gold medals in a row until Nagano

1:59:411:59:46

in 98.

1:59:461:59:51

in 98.

Eventually sport became a...

Everybody, they were professional

1:59:511:59:57

sports people. They were employed

and they would skate and so they

1:59:572:00:05

took skating to another level, it

wasn't just a something recreational

2:00:052:00:09

and a past time, fitting it in

between work, they were full-time

2:00:092:00:13

skaters and they took it to a degree

and they developed it to an artform,

2:00:132:00:20

the athleticism but that the same

time developing the artistic side,

2:00:202:00:24

that is what they were known for.

They could do all the jobs and lifts

2:00:242:00:28

and at the same time brought this

beautiful elegant quality.

2:00:282:00:33

And after the Protopopovs

came the human dynamo

2:00:332:00:35

that is Irina Rodnina -

she won three golds in a row,

2:00:352:00:38

first with Alexei Ulanov

and the next two with her husband

2:00:382:00:40

Aleksander Zaitsev.

2:00:402:00:43

She was a buzz bomb!

This lady could

go back to back run-through sent out

2:00:432:00:49

skate almost everyone. When she did

forward crossovers she got so deep

2:00:492:00:53

into it and the power she could

generate was amazing. I remember one

2:00:532:00:58

championship when the music stopped

and they didn't, continuing to the

2:00:582:01:02

end.

Three golds in a row.

2:01:022:01:12

first with Alexei Ulanov

and the next two with her husband

2:01:122:01:15

Aleksander Zaitsev.

2:01:152:01:16

From elegance to athleticism.

2:01:162:01:17

Another step-change

in style in the pairs.

2:01:172:01:19

She was a buzz bomb!

2:01:192:01:22

She brought that athletic side to

it, and the East Germans were up

2:01:222:01:25

there as well. Then it moved onto

the beautiful elegance of those that

2:01:252:01:30

came after.

2:01:302:01:34

Amazingly, Russian skaters have only

lost this title once

2:01:342:01:36

since the Protopopovs -

in Vancouver, when they

2:01:362:01:38

were beaten by China.

2:01:382:01:43

That was in 2010. Back on top of the

podium in Sochi again. And in the

2:01:432:01:51

free programme of the pairs

competition today we expected a

2:01:512:01:54

fight between the Russians and

Chinese again, but Canada and

2:01:542:01:58

Germany were also in the mix.

2:01:582:02:03

It all comes down to this,

the free programme, watched for us

2:02:032:02:05

by Robin Cousins

and Katherine Downes.

2:02:052:02:09

ANNOUNCER:

Skating next,

representing

2:02:092:02:15

representing Italy,.

COMMENTATOR:

Skating for a chance of bronze.

2:02:162:02:27

The opening triple twist.

2:02:452:02:50

Side by side, triple toe loop 's

next. Very nice.

2:03:032:03:20

Double toe loop. And triple Salchow.

2:03:322:03:49

Always assured with the footwork on

the lifts.

2:03:562:04:00

The first of their two throws. Throw

triple loop. Got it, gorgeous,

2:04:112:04:19

absolutely lovely.

2:04:192:04:23

And spot on on the side by side

spins.

2:04:422:04:51

The second through triple Lutz. And

they've got it.

2:06:092:06:24

That's the benchmark. If they want

to win a medal, all the others will

2:07:002:07:05

have to beat that.

Absolutely. I

know her surprise is, not once, but

2:07:052:07:10

twice in one week, they delivered

the skate of their lives in the team

2:07:102:07:16

competition and they have just done

it again. The triple twist, a level

2:07:162:07:22

three they got in the team event.

Level two in the short programme,

2:07:222:07:28

but level three again today. No

touch with the right arm. The triple

2:07:282:07:34

loop, again, good height and good

flight travel. Lovely running edge

2:07:342:07:38

on the landing. Couldn't have done

any better.

It's a season's best as

2:07:382:07:43

well.

2:07:432:07:48

well. That catapults them up to the

top of the leaderboard, into the

2:07:502:07:53

gold medal position. And they will

be pushing for the bronze medal

2:07:532:08:00

position. That's how to kick some

ice. The pair that came through in

2:08:002:08:08

eighth position for the Olympic

Athletes from Russia. They already

2:08:082:08:14

come through the games with a team

silver. Quite a story to this

2:08:142:08:18

programme, Robin. I think it's a

rehearsal for the first half and

2:08:182:08:21

then the performance begins halfway

through. See if you can spot it.

2:08:212:08:32

Huge triple twist.

And yes, they say

the first part with just the piano

2:08:482:08:56

is like being in the rehearsal room.

Triple toe loop. Double toe loop,

2:08:562:09:05

double loop.

2:09:052:09:07

Timing completely off on the

take-offs on what to have been side

2:09:322:09:35

by side triple Salchows. Downgraded

to a double, I suspect.

2:09:352:09:44

The hands down there, I think on the

second throw.

2:10:062:10:12

Nicely done with the spin.

2:11:052:11:13

No trouble on the throw triple loop.

2:11:192:11:25

And the rehearsal is over and we go

into the performance of Swan Lake.

2:11:302:11:38

And the costume change.

2:11:382:11:47

Needed the skate off their season to

catch up with the first placed

2:13:072:13:10

Italians, but it wasn't to be for

Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander

2:13:102:13:15

Enbert from the Olympic Athletes

from Russia.

This was the take off,

2:13:152:13:25

and she was ahead of him already. He

made the rotation and she did not.

2:13:252:13:30

But because she didn't his job will

be downgraded, so it's just the

2:13:302:13:34

double stop what they do have a

season's best. But they needed more

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than that.

They needed 142 to beat

the Italians. The Olympic Athletes

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from Russia, with another pair to

come from that country, in second

2:13:472:13:50

place for now. It will be impossible

for them to challenge for bronze.

2:13:502:13:55

But this pair are gunning for a

place on the podium. And they do

2:13:552:13:59

have their weapons in their arsenal

to clinch a medal if they perform

2:13:592:14:03

right here, right now. They were

tenth in Sochi at the last Olympics.

2:14:032:14:09

Looking to improve on that, coming

to the short programme in six. Could

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they take a gold medal home to

France?

2:14:152:14:23

France?

Vanessa and Morgan have a

throw quadruple

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throw quadruple Salchows planned.

But before that, a triple twist to

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come first.

2:14:372:14:44

Lovely twist there. Brilliant

control, good height and flight.

2:14:472:14:56

Need the same now on the side by

side toe loops.

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And they've got them, two double toe

loops to follow.

2:15:072:15:18

If the quadruple throw is going to

appear, it will be here.

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They went for it.

And made the

rotation.

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Double Salchow from Vanessa.

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They need the throw. Yes, the

triple.

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It is too tight at the top four

mistakes. How much will that have

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cost them? They had their hands down

on one of the throws, just doubled

2:18:522:18:59

when they were for a triple.

This is

the throw, one, two, three... Four.

2:18:592:19:07

Landed on two feet and two hands,

but definitely clean. No, he did do

2:19:072:19:17

a triple, she did the double.

Hit a

big new season's Beth, beating their

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previous mark by a couple of points,

143.19. And that means that Vanessa

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James and Morgan Cipres are our new

leaders. They are still in the hunt

2:19:312:19:34

for bronze.

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Yu and Zhang were fourth in the

World Championships. They will be

2:19:502:19:53

looking for a medal here. The

Chinese looking to transport us to a

2:19:532:20:00

galaxy far, far away.

2:20:002:20:04

Opening with side by side triple

Salchows.

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Better there, an easy flight on the

triple twist.

2:20:542:21:06

Triple toe loops. She struggled

there as well.

2:21:132:21:27

The first of their two back-to-back

throws. The loop is lovely on one

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foot.

2:22:502:22:58

foot. The second throw is the

Salchow.

2:22:582:23:04

Oh, lost the dismount there as well,

on the left.

2:23:522:24:00

on the left. -- on the lift.

2:24:032:24:11

The music from the Star Wars

soundtrack, the performance not

2:24:402:24:45

quite stratospheric.

The toe loop

combination has been downgraded, so

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that has gone from what had been a

base of 4.70, has just given them

2:24:512:25:00

2.60 points. Again, it is the

detail.

And they were the leading

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contenders. So close. And mistakes

like this are just too costly.

2:25:062:25:17

Slightly awkward. The second throw,

plenty of time, just caught the

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heel.

They tumble down the standings

to fourth. The French still out in

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front, the Italians in second, and

the Olympic athletes are brush in

2:25:322:25:37

bronze medal position at the moment.

But we do have the best pairs in the

2:25:372:25:43

world yet to come. Ali Savchenko and

Bruno Massow looking for the skate

2:25:432:25:50

of their lives. They are just

outside the medal positions right

2:25:502:25:56

now by just 0.2 three. No mistakes.

A great performance and it could be

2:25:562:26:06

a third bronze medal at the

Olympics. They need this to be

2:26:062:26:16

perfect.

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May open with a triple twist. Watch

the height that it flies.

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the height that it flies. -- Bay

open. The first of the throws. And

2:26:452:26:54

she's got it on one foot. That's

clean.

2:26:542:27:03

Triple Salchow, double toe loop,

double toe loop. Yesterday it was

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just a double for Bruno, and it cost

them dearly. Today, perfection.

2:27:212:27:30

Side by side triple toe loops. Got

them.

This is looking good.

2:27:412:27:53

Triple Salchow. That is their big,

difficult elements done for them.

2:28:042:28:11

Brilliant strengthened control

through the lifts. -- strength and

2:28:422:28:51

control.

2:28:512:29:01

Foot perfect. The race for bronze is

on.

I think the race for gold is on.

2:30:572:31:03

They were out of the medal positions

before this free skate.

They were

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going to be fighting for the bronze

medal place, but that performance

2:31:082:31:12

has now put them on a podium, and

what colour that medal will be, we

2:31:122:31:19

will have to find out. But I think

that'll be a tough one to beat. They

2:31:192:31:22

will go into the 160s. Beautiful

transitions. Slight recognition

2:31:222:31:31

factor, partly because they were

choreographed by Christopher Dean.

2:31:312:31:36

He spent time with them last year in

the autumn, helping to clean and fix

2:31:362:31:42

these transitions between. And for

me it is the detail that will

2:31:422:31:46

separate this from some of the

others.

2:31:462:31:54

It's going to be big, absolutely.

That is the best they have skated.

2:31:542:32:02

159.31, a season's best. Is that how

they clinch the Olympic title?

2:32:022:32:13

they clinch the Olympic title?

They

will have broken their own world

2:32:132:32:15

record with that free skate score.

It was sensational skating, wasn't

2:32:152:32:19

it? And this is the couple with whom

they were tussling for the bronze

2:32:192:32:25

medal position.

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medal position. Megan Duhamel and

Eric Radford of Canada, already team

2:32:322:32:36

champions, going away from these

Games with a gold medal. And the

2:32:362:32:43

pressure is on these two now to hang

on to a spot on the podium.

2:32:432:32:48

Triple twist.

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The hardest side solo jump element,

and now side by side triple Lutses.

2:33:362:33:45

Hands down from Megan. Not sure it

was fully rotated either. That will

2:33:452:33:49

be reviewed.

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And is now quadruple through

Salchow. And she's got it.

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Nine points from that one element.

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Side by side triple Salchow, double

toe loop, double toe loop.

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Throw triple Lutz.

2:35:282:35:31

Throw triple Lutz.

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Fighting for a medal. Fighting to

hold onto a podium spot. Eric

2:37:312:37:37

Radford and Megan Duhamel.

They are

thrilled with skate.

But there was

2:37:372:37:41

that mistake.

Slightly, on the Lutz.

And they're triple twist is not the

2:37:412:37:49

strongest or highest, just level

three.

2:37:492:37:56

three. This is the Lutz.

That's

where the hands went down the.

I

2:37:572:38:01

think it was under rotated. And not

so with the quad on one foot, so

2:38:012:38:08

good to see them come out and

deliver on that quad, boom.

It's not

2:38:082:38:15

enough to go ahead of the Germans.

They are in the silver medal

2:38:152:38:23

position, Megan Duhamel and Eric

Radford. They needed a world record

2:38:232:38:30

to chase down the Germans. In fact

from everyone needs a new world

2:38:302:38:34

record to chase down the Germans.

So, the world champions from China,

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Sui Wenjing and Han Cong. When they

are at their best, they are world

2:38:462:38:55

beaters.

2:38:552:38:58

And they will open their free

programme with a quadruple twist, so

2:39:182:39:26

four revolutions in the air from

take-off.

2:39:262:39:31

Side by side triple toe loops.

2:39:392:39:44

Oh dear.

The triples were fine, but

not the combination they wanted

2:39:482:39:54

afterwards with the jumps. Just

singles from him.

2:39:542:39:57

Of the triple Salchow for her. That

was a problem in the warm up as

2:40:082:40:13

well, with two falls.

2:40:132:40:18

Beautiful lift.

2:40:512:40:59

Triple flip. Absolutely glorious.

2:41:392:41:51

Same there with the throw triple

Salchow.

2:42:082:42:12

It's rousing stuff, but is it enough

to hold onto their lead? The Germans

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were sublime.

The second half was

absolutely superb, but a couple of

2:43:462:43:51

very costly errors on those side by

side triple jumps. The quad, one,

2:43:512:43:59

two, three, four.

2:43:592:44:04

two, three, four. She had fallen on

the Salchow in the warm up.

There is

2:44:042:44:10

the hand.

On the back of the heel,

and then down. But nobody can touch

2:44:102:44:14

them on the throws.

It's not going

to be enough.

2:44:142:44:28

It's not enough for them to hang

onto their gold medal. So Savchenko

2:44:292:44:34

and Bruno Massot of Germany, they

are out in front. The final skaters

2:44:342:44:42

of the free skate competition, and

these two will be looking to push up

2:44:422:44:45

into the medals as well.

2:44:452:44:51

into the medals as well. Winning

silver in the team event already,

2:44:512:44:55

the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

They were in the silver medal

2:44:552:44:58

position after the short programme,

and they are relying on Christina

2:44:582:45:03

Aguilera for a gold medal.

2:45:032:45:12

Our final team will open their bid

for gold with a quadruple twist.

2:45:222:45:34

That was lovely.

2:45:342:45:42

Side by side triples, first triple

Salchow. He did, she didn't.

2:45:472:45:58

Big throw, triple Salchow now. Oh,

that's gone as well.

2:46:132:46:26

Need to get the composure now for

that side by side triple toe loops.

2:46:312:46:39

-- the side by side triple toe loop,

with double toe loops to follow.

2:46:392:46:49

Into the throw, triple loop.

Beautiful.

2:48:432:48:49

Well, it's not going to be good

enough for gold. It's not going to

2:49:472:49:51

be good for silver. Will it be good

enough for a medal at all?

I think

2:49:512:49:56

they might struggle to be on the

podium, to be honest. They certainly

2:49:562:49:59

did not have their normal pizzazz

and champion feel about it.

2:49:592:50:08

Tentative, just the double Salchow.

Always strong with the throws, but

2:50:082:50:18

overcooked on that one, way too far

forward on the toe for the landing.

2:50:182:50:26

Right, is it a medal, then, for the

Olympic Athletes from Russia? No.

2:50:262:50:32

It's not.

2:50:322:50:37

143.25. No medal, then, for the

Olympic Athletes from Russia, and

2:50:442:50:49

that means that Aliona Savchenko and

Bruno Massot learn that they are the

2:50:492:50:54

Olympic champions. What fight,

2:50:542:51:03

Olympic champions. What fight, what

Alion to jump from fourth position

2:51:032:51:06

to the top of the podium. And they

are worthy winners. -- what mettle.

2:51:062:51:18

They came out, laid it on the ice,

and they were foot perfect.

They

2:51:182:51:23

were glorious. And she has been

fighting for this moment for a few

2:51:232:51:31

years now. Even with her previous

partner, it didn't quite happen.

Two

2:51:312:51:36

Olympic bronze medals in the past,

but she is now the Olympic champion

2:51:362:51:40

at the age of 34. STUDIO: Really

moving scenes, and no wonder - her

2:51:402:51:46

fifth games, the partner, two bronze

medals, a 15 year journey, and she

2:51:462:51:51

has finally done it. From your

perspective, you worked with them,

2:51:512:51:55

how much did it move you do see them

win the gold?

I had a lump in my

2:51:552:52:01

throat, just to see them do the

performance, but to see the raw

2:52:012:52:03

emotion at the end, and those scenes

just now... She is such a

2:52:032:52:07

competitor. To be at the top of your

game for 15 years, five Olympic

2:52:072:52:12

medals, and I was talking to her as

we were choreographing the routine

2:52:122:52:17

earlier in the year and saying,

after the Olympics, what is after

2:52:172:52:20

that? She said, I would like to keep

going. She is just a competitor.

2:52:202:52:25

What a difference a day makes. From

the short programme, making that

2:52:252:52:30

simple mistake of doubling rather

than doing the triple, the other

2:52:302:52:34

teams make their mistakes in the

long programme, which was costly,

2:52:342:52:37

but having said that, they were so

on their game. It was an all or

2:52:372:52:42

nothing routine.

Absolutely

beautiful. What was your remit when

2:52:422:52:46

they approached you to choreograph a

routine?

We wanted to do an ice

2:52:462:52:52

dance routine for pair skaters. I

got the call. For Aliona, it came

2:52:522:52:57

naturally. For Bruno, less, but he

was really determined to apply

2:52:572:53:02

himself and try to put the style in,

because it's all about getting from

2:53:022:53:06

one element to the next one, and how

you achieve that. I think that's

2:53:062:53:10

what they looked the best at today.

Some people have been mentioning,

2:53:102:53:16

there was a little nod in the

costume...

There was a little bolero

2:53:162:53:24

going on.

The colour as well. It is

worth watching, because their

2:53:242:53:31

coaches actually skate this from the

sidelines. Watch the two fellows in

2:53:312:53:34

the background.

He has watched this

every day for nine months. He's just

2:53:342:53:41

with them every step of the way,

willing them on.

He's practically

2:53:412:53:48

skating it with them.

You do. You

are that third part, almost.

The

2:53:482:53:55

sense of satisfaction at seeing this

particular woman achieve her dream

2:53:552:54:00

must be absolute for them too.

For

so many people. Competitors within

2:54:002:54:06

the sport no of her, she has been

around for such a long time. She has

2:54:062:54:10

achieved so much. She's got silver

medals, World Championship medals,

2:54:102:54:14

but the gold is the one that she

wanted in her trophy cabinet.

They

2:54:142:54:20

put the frighteners on everyone who

came after them because they moved

2:54:202:54:23

from fourth to first and everyone

else was scrambling. The Canadians

2:54:232:54:27

were first, and when you watch their

routine, actually, Megan was

2:54:272:54:32

delighted with this because I think

she landed a quad at one point.

She

2:54:322:54:36

put her hands down there, so

straightaway, they are getting

2:54:362:54:39

deductions for that. The simplest of

mistakes make all the difference

2:54:392:54:45

when everybody is on their game.

But

they have got a gold already from

2:54:452:54:51

the team event, so to go home with a

bronze... And you can see the

2:54:512:54:56

delight in her face. Tears of joy.

You've got to imagine, you climb

2:54:562:55:01

this mountain, and you get to the

cliff, and then you jump, and then

2:55:012:55:08

it's done. You've been building to

this one moment, this four minutes

2:55:082:55:14

in your career, potentially, where

you could be top of the podium, and

2:55:142:55:18

suddenly, you are there, you have

achieved it, and it is this rush of

2:55:182:55:24

all emotions at the end.

When the

young Chinese pair came onto the

2:55:242:55:29

ice, could you sense the pressure

that they were under?

Their skating

2:55:292:55:35

is beautiful, wonderful, and their

abilities, their technique, their

2:55:352:55:39

style, the emotion that they put

into it. It has everything. But

2:55:392:55:46

today, I haven't seen them make as

many mistakes as that in the past.

2:55:462:55:50

And on this particular day, yeah, it

just went south for them, just off a

2:55:502:55:56

little bit.

They are only 22 and 25,

their first Olympics.

You know they

2:55:562:56:01

will be the ones to be watching as

we go to China for the next

2:56:012:56:05

Olympics.

Home games for them. They

will be one of the real favourites.

2:56:052:56:10

When you're at this level, for the

next four years, they have to keep

2:56:102:56:15

this up to carry the momentum or

keep their momentum going into

2:56:152:56:18

China.

Is that quite a thought as a

skater? You come off in thing, I've

2:56:182:56:24

got a medal or what ever, and then

it all starts again?

Yes, for Jane

2:56:242:56:30

and I, through our competitive time,

as we finished the World

2:56:302:56:34

Championships, I don't think we took

a week off. We were right back onto

2:56:342:56:38

the ice. We were a bit crazy like

that, very channelled in what we

2:56:382:56:41

wanted to do. Nowadays, they have to

take a break because the amount of

2:56:412:56:46

training

2:56:462:56:51

training that they do, and the

elements that they are doing are so

2:56:552:56:58

rigorous on the body, so they have

to pace themselves. Year in, year

2:56:582:57:00

out, for the next four years, they

have to stay in the forefront and

2:57:002:57:03

keep their momentum. Some people

might take a year off, but it is

2:57:032:57:06

hard when you have been out.

I don't

knew if you appreciated this until

2:57:062:57:08

we started watching, because you

have coached and choreographed so

2:57:082:57:11

many people, but since you retired

from ice dancing, that is the first

2:57:112:57:15

gold medal at an Olympic Games that

you have choreographed.

2:57:152:57:21

Congratulations.

Thank you! I feel

there is a little bit of British

2:57:212:57:27

gold in there. It is all down to

them, they put the work and the

2:57:272:57:30

effort in, I just launched them.

But

it must be terribly satisfying to

2:57:302:57:35

see a project like this come to

fruition.

Yes. When you are at in at

2:57:352:57:40

the start of this, the music, the

concept, the ideas, the first step

2:57:402:57:45

on the ice, to seeing the pinnacle

at the Olympics and then winning a

2:57:452:57:49

gold medal, like I say, a lump in

the throat.

Congratulations, Chris.

2:57:492:57:56

We're looking forward to the start

of the men's short programme

2:57:562:57:58

tomorrow. A quad fest. Thanks,

Chris.

2:57:582:58:03

tomorrow. A quad fest. Thanks,

Chris. If there is one winter sport

2:58:032:58:08

that Britain can claim to be a

winter power in it is bob skeleton.

2:58:082:58:12

What is it about them hurtling down

the ice headfirst with your chin

2:58:122:58:16

only five inches from the ice at

speeds of up to 90 miles an hour? It

2:58:162:58:20

may be appeals to our eccentric

Britishness. There is a great

2:58:202:58:27

tradition in this for our bob

skeleton races. Since it has been

2:58:272:58:32

included, they have won a medal at

every single games, and so far, it

2:58:322:58:35

is to mangles, one silver, three

bronze and counting. Counting is the

2:58:352:58:41

important bit, because with all the

talk of the new aerodynamic suits,

2:58:412:58:45

swimming around out there in

Pyeongchang, maybe there is more

2:58:452:58:51

scope for gold medals, not just in

the women's event but in the men's.

2:58:512:58:55

Matt Pinsent has been trying to ask

questions about how we got so good

2:58:552:58:58

at this.

2:58:582:59:03

The sport of skeleton has a proud

recent history for Team GB, none

2:59:032:59:09

more so than Lizzy Yarnold's

fantastic gold medal in Sochi four

2:59:092:59:12

years ago. COMMENTATOR:

Lizzy

Yarnold is the Olympic champion.

It

2:59:122:59:19

has to be said, in the past couple

of years, Lizzie, Laura Deas and Dom

2:59:192:59:25

Parsons, our leading skeleton

riders, have been a bit hit and

2:59:252:59:29

miss. On arrival here, the Brits

have gone from outside contenders to

2:59:292:59:34

the sleds to beat, topping times in

training. It has left some of the

2:59:342:59:38

other nations wondering what on

earth is going on.

I was notified

2:59:382:59:42

this morning about the speed suits.

I am curious to know if that is

2:59:422:59:48

legal. It has nothing to do with the

athletes at all. Amy Williams, one

2:59:482:59:54

of my best friends, her helmet in

2010 was a question, so it seems to

2:59:542:59:58

be a recurring thing and I would

rather address it before we start

2:59:583:00:02

racing.

We are always thinking

outside the box, where can we find a

3:00:023:00:07

1% difference, improve our

equipment? But there is a very

3:00:073:00:10

strict rule book and everything gets

checked by a jury that checks every

3:00:103:00:14

single nation.

There has been some

chat about these British suits. It

3:00:143:00:19

appeared in the paper. Is that a

factor in what is making them quick?

3:00:193:00:23

I don't think so. They could just

have mentioned this suit, similar to

3:00:233:00:29

British Cadillac cycling saying they

made a wheel that was more RAM. They

3:00:293:00:35

have worked on another element of

and that is putting people off the

3:00:353:00:38

scent.

How is this suit?

3:00:383:00:45

scent.

How is this suit?

We push the

boundaries, this is the Winter

3:00:453:00:48

Olympic Games, nobody sleeps in

every nation will get the best kit

3:00:483:00:51

they can and we are exactly the

same.

Have you cleared it with the

3:00:513:00:56

relevant authorities before racing?

All equipment is cleared and agreed

3:00:563:00:59

and checked and everything,

absolutely.

3:00:593:01:02

Those aerodynamic suits have been

creating a lot of noise

3:01:023:01:04

in the sliding community.

3:01:043:01:11

They have been checked and passed.

3:01:113:01:18

But last night they were ruled

as legal and they will be worn

3:01:183:01:21

in anger first in the men's event

today, by Dom Parsons

3:01:213:01:23

and debutant Jerry Rice.

3:01:233:01:24

For the host nation,

however, the pre-race buzz

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was all about Yun Sungbin,

who's bossed the World Cup races

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this season and could win

South Korea's first Winter medal

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outside an ice rink!

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He has bossed the World Cup races

this season.

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Four runs in total,

the first two today,

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watched by Amy Williams,

John Jackson and John Hunt.

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COMMENTATOR: Now, for many people,

the favourite for gold, Yun Sungbin,

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for South Korea, getting a huge

ovation at the top of the track and

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the bottom. We can hear the roar. He

hadn't unbelievable clash with due

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Dukurs earlier in the season.

UCB

difference between him and the other

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races. He is a lot cleaner. The last

two riders who have calmed down, the

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left-hand side as you look at the TV

screen, there is a little bit of a

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wobble, but his lines are perfect.

You see the helmet he has is

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brilliant, but look at the lead he

has.

He will smash them out of it.

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We expect him to set the standard.

It looks really clean and fast and

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he's more than a second quicker than

everyone else so fast up blue with a

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track record as well. Next up is

Axel Jungk for Germany. Number two

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in the world.

Watching the start

here, watch how some start with

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their hand over the groove, but he

starts with his hand in the middle,

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and I think that's a risky option

where you can put too much pressure

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on and pop out the outside runner

from its groove. Can that happen,

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Amy?

It can. But these athletes

concentrate so hard on their start.

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You hope it's a good groove that has

been cut. You have to do what you

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feel comfortable with, either on the

left or right of your sled, and then

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which group you pick to get the best

line. He needs to make sure his core

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is a strong. But so far this German

has some really clean rides. Down

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the straight, perfect control, and

he was using his feet to toe tap to

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change the angle of the sled.

Looking good, but his time relative

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to Yun Sungbin is way off, showing

how good the Korean was. Axel Jungk

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from Germany is a high class athlete

but he has been made to look

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ordinary by Yun Sungbin.

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His fourth Olympic games, the

narrative is, will he be beaten by a

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Korean, having been beaten

previously by a Canadian and German.

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Good power, just had to correct

himself. His feet would die thou to

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the left, but usually his technique

is mustered.

The left-hand groove as

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we look at the screen, it seems to

be giving them some issues, just

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popping out a little bit. Giving

issues controlling the sled. I think

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between him and the Korean, it's for

gold and. The bronze is potentially

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up for grabs with everyone else. But

he has just made a little mistake.

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Will it make the difference? You see

the height he gains with the

he has.

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So good at finding speed on this

track usually. We will see how

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unforgiving it is.

Dukurs is

probably going to go second... No

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comity dropped right off and Yun

Sungbin with a devastating first

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run, already has a massive

advantage. -- no, he dropped right

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off. Then any of these next wave of

athletes do anything about this

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amazing lead Yun Sungbin has

already. For the Olympic Athletes

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from Russia, Nikita Tregubov is

next. 23 yesterday, a four-time

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world champion, and coming into this

Olympic Games ranked number five in

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the world. Equality athlete once

again.

Clearly up there in the

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rankings. Has nothing to lose. But

eyes are on him. We will see how he

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does, and so far he looks like he

has some good lines down the track.

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It's all about getting the

oscillation, the highs and lows in

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the corner. What he's trying to do

in each corner is cancelled them

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out, so no real highs or lows, just

keep the fastest line through the

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corner. Into corner 12, looking

good, clean into 13. Has to hold

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together and not make any mistakes

because there is the uphill section

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coming through part.

He is going to

go second here, Tregubov. A pretty

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decent run. Into second place behind

Yun Sungbin, but three tenths

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behind. Dom Parsons goes next for

Great Britain. The 30-year-old from

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London, and his second Olympic

Games. Has been flying in training,

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and it's now time, Amy Williams, to

put that into practice.

Deep breath,

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the nerves are here. He has got a

great start, so we will see what

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pushed time he can get.

Some good

runs at Winter Burke and St Moritz

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this year. Only beaten once narrowly

by Yun Sungbin. That's not too bad,

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but not brilliant.

You never know,

he might have some extra attention

3:07:213:07:27

in his legs. But on race day,

anything can happen. He has to put

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down four consistent runs and the

pressure of that. So far, not

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looking too bad. His legs are a

little bit all over the place. You

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can see he's having to fight a

little bit, so let's hope he stays

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relaxed and calm. Good lying there,

slightly different to others going

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into corner 12. This is the part of

the track to keep it together and

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not make mistakes. A little clip

that will probably cost him through

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the uphill section into 14.

Should

be top ten, maybe closer to five or

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six. Better than that, into fourth

place, and he has gone ahead the

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magnificent Martins Dukurs. Less

than a tenth of the second of

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bronze.

This is what we have seen

training with Dom Parsons. When he

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has got it right, he is faster than

the Korean, but when he gets it

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wrong, he is still fast. If you can

nail the technical parts on the next

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run, corner to Mike and exits nine

down the straight, you will move up

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into the bronze medal position at

least.

Next up is the second Briton,

3:08:313:08:37

Jerry Rice, rated 19 in the world,

and his first Olympic games. And

3:08:373:08:45

reading some of his autobiographies,

he is quite a character and likes

3:08:453:08:49

some fun and games. But now his

Olympic Games gets deadly serious.

I

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did a team-building session with

Jerry as part of the build-up, and

3:08:533:08:59

he is a really, really nice guy.

He

comes from St Moritz, so has slid a

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lot there. Great start from him.

Perfect body position, just had to

3:09:053:09:09

stay cool, calm and collected, but

so far looking really good from

3:09:093:09:15

Jerry.

19th in the World

Championships last year. Going very

3:09:153:09:19

well, love the first half.

He is one

of those sliders, if he gets it

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right, he will put himself in the

mix. A little bit late there.

It was

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good, just needed to put his head

down a little bit. He's looking a

3:09:293:09:33

bit too much into the next corner.

Needs to lower his head a little bit

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but it's a good run from Jerry Rice.

Could easily be top ten. Jerry Rice

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with a wonderful run, going to

tenth. Yun Sungbin, a big reader

3:09:423:09:48

here from Tregubov and Axel Jungk.

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Some real big guns to be fired off

in the next ten minutes. This is

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Tomass Dukurs. Forth in Sochi and

forth in Vancouver. Make no mistake,

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his brother Martins is the headline

of that particular double act, but

3:10:073:10:13

Tomass Dukurs still wants to get

involved.

Faster than his first run

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at that stage. He really wants this,

a fast push, and hold it together.

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We will see how he comes out of the

first section. 1-4 is really steep

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so the push camps. -- the push

counts. That's good, he just let it

3:10:293:10:38

drift, but he knows how to control

it into the corner 12.

One thing the

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Latvians have is a beautiful style

on the sled, nice and relaxed,

3:10:443:10:48

letting the sled and corners do the

work for them.

His shoulders haven't

3:10:483:10:51

once lifted off the sled. Impressive

time.

So impressive, three tenths of

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a second quicker than his first run.

And that will shoot him well

3:11:013:11:04

forward. He was already beautifully

sat in seventh. And that is now what

3:11:043:11:10

Dom Parsons has to do. He is next

for Great Britain. Dom Parsons'

3:11:103:11:18

second run. Tomass Dukurs has thrown

down a big statement run. Dom needs

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similar here.

Exactly the same time

as last time there.

50.85 in the

3:11:243:11:36

first run. 50.87, given what we have

seen from do-gooders, would be

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lovely here.

Went Dom Parsons gets

it right, he's one of the fastest in

3:11:393:11:44

training. He also gets it faster

when he doesn't get it quite right

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and his first run was still fast.

That is one of the best lines we

3:11:473:11:53

have seen through there. Will he now

start pulling himself forward

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towards the medals and forget about

the Latvians and people behind him?

3:11:563:12:01

Come on, Dom! This is what we need.

He is catching Dukurs. Smooth

3:12:013:12:05

through the finish. Dom Parsons,

what a finish! He has done exactly

3:12:053:12:12

what do Kurds did.

Come on, Dom!

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what do Kurds did.

Come on, Dom!

The

medal chase for Great Britain is on

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here. In equal fifth place, Martins

Dukurs, the legendary Martins

3:12:243:12:30

Dukurs. Twice a silver medallist at

the Wintel in big games. He has to

3:12:303:12:38

chase down Parsons.

The fastest push

of the day, joint with the Korean.

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Really good push, and these guys are

going for it. The medals are up for

3:12:443:12:48

grabs and they want to go into the

next day of races as fast as they

3:12:483:12:52

can and in the best position as

possible.

Looks like he's losing a

3:12:523:12:58

lot of time to Dom Parsons at the

top of the track, but is there

3:12:583:13:03

enough time left for Dom Parsons to

rein in the legendary Latvians

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slider? How much speed to stay in

front drop behind in the uphill

3:13:073:13:11

section?

There will only be a tenth

in it. Only three hundredths in it.

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Can you believe, Dom Parsons is just

three hundredths of the magnificent

3:13:193:13:24

Martins Dukurs? And he knows how

close he is. Parsons, make no

3:13:243:13:29

mistake, he's in the mix. Currently

in second place, the Olympic Athlete

3:13:293:13:34

from Russia. This is Nikita

Tregubov, number five in the world,

3:13:343:13:42

celebrating his birthday yesterday.

I hope those celebrations were not

3:13:423:13:48

too heavy, because he needs another

good run to keep right in touch with

3:13:483:13:54

Dukurs, Parsons, and maybe close a

little bit on the leader, Yun

3:13:543:13:57

Sungbin.

Solid start, fifth place.

The start and Bush is so important.

3:13:573:14:03

These athletes train their whole

lives and all summer to get as fast

3:14:033:14:07

and strong as they can with that

explosiveness of the box and then

3:14:073:14:11

they have to go out and learn to

slide and drive and how to feel

3:14:113:14:14

comfortable on the sled. Using his

feet to steer through that section

3:14:143:14:21

of ten and 11. Good, clean lines.

Looking good. Hasn't made any major

3:14:213:14:24

mistakes. In the green, so I think

he will have a fast time.

No mistake

3:14:243:14:31

of 15. Tregubov is a contender, for

sure. He goes first, more than a

3:14:313:14:38

tenth of a second ahead of Dukurs

and nearly two tenths ahead of

3:14:383:14:42

Parsons, with one to go. The second

run comes to its conclusion with the

3:14:423:14:51

Korean, Yun Sungbin, the last one to

go. We have been talking about

3:14:513:14:55

hundredths of a second and tenths of

a second. This fella, after the

3:14:553:15:00

first run, was three tenths of a

second clear of anybody else. If he

3:15:003:15:05

can put that in again, we could

already do half put the gold medal

3:15:053:15:09

around his neck.

This starts time, I

could hear the guys in the

3:15:093:15:16

commentary box next door, I could

hear them. The nominal starting

3:15:163:15:21

time, a season's record.

3:15:213:15:23

It wouldn't surprise me if we saw a

new track record at the bottom. He

3:15:283:15:32

will put the afterburners on. He is

not quite settled on the sled, but

3:15:323:15:36

it is working for him.

Seven

hundredths in the lead.

3:15:363:15:44

hundredths in the lead. Yun Sungbin,

no mistakes, slight the ring with

3:15:473:15:49

his right foot. Magnificent. Slicks

74 hundredths. A new track record.

3:15:493:15:57

You can hear the crowd outside.

Absolutely spectacular run. He was

3:15:573:16:02

using his feet, so he wasn't

thinking he was on the perfect

3:16:023:16:05

lines, but that is 50.07. Yun

Sungbin has taken the first two runs

3:16:053:16:17

apart here in Pyeongchang, and he is

the massive favourite to go on and

3:16:173:16:25

win gold. The massive news for Great

Britain is that there are five

3:16:253:16:28

others who will chase the other two

medals, and Britain's Dom Parsons,

3:16:283:16:32

in fourth place, is one of those. He

has put himself in a great position,

3:16:323:16:38

as Jerry Rice is 12.

The end of the

second run for the skeleton, halfway

3:16:383:16:43

through the competition. This is

getting quite exciting.

How

3:16:433:16:48

exciting, I am trying to keep it

together. As we have seen, things

3:16:483:16:51

can shift in those top five places,

everyone scrambling for medals. Dom

3:16:513:16:59

Parsons held his call and stuck with

it. The Latvians just came on

3:16:593:17:06

through, Martins. It is those fine

lines, and this is an unforgiving

3:17:063:17:10

track, everyone has to hold it

together, have a phenomenal start,

3:17:103:17:14

keep it together for the top

section, which is quite flat, get in

3:17:143:17:18

the exit of nine, completely

3:17:183:17:24

the exit of nine, completely nail

it, and then the speed in the bottom

3:17:253:17:28

half.

Dom Parsons, a big

championships, he has been top ten,

3:17:283:17:32

close to a medal but never stood on

a podium. It is a different

3:17:323:17:37

challenge now, overnight, for him?

They all have to go away, prepare

3:17:373:17:43

their sleds, mentally rest, get

their bodies in fighting form and

3:17:433:17:47

come out here and do it all again.

Look at the video, or no point?

You

3:17:473:17:53

might, or you might say to your

coach, any key area? It is just

3:17:533:17:58

about being relaxed, staying

together. He trains really hard in

3:17:583:18:02

the summer. And then you need to

almost forget it all, forget that

3:18:023:18:07

the day before even happened,

because you can't go out there and

3:18:073:18:12

be.

What would his ideal mental set

up the? Relaxation or aggression? I

3:18:123:18:19

think he needs to

forget, I am in

the medal position. Forget that,

3:18:193:18:25

because as soon as that is in your

head, you start to do different

3:18:253:18:28

things. He's got to stay relaxed and

calm, and that will come through.

3:18:283:18:33

His form, the speed etc will just

naturally come.

The track will be a

3:18:333:18:39

special place tomorrow. It could be

Korea's medal to win, and displays

3:18:393:18:45

will be electric.

It will go mad,

won't it? Great fans, already

3:18:453:18:49

shouting and cheering. If they get a

medal, it will be their first of the

3:18:493:18:53

games, I believe, and it will be

mental. We want to know that maybe

3:18:533:18:58

we could get one of the other

medals. Dom is in a really great

3:18:583:19:02

medal position. Jerry Rice, if he

gets in the top ten, even getting a

3:19:023:19:09

top 12 position would be a stunning

result from him, so if he can get in

3:19:093:19:12

the top ten, Great Britain and the

men will have been putting down a

3:19:123:19:15

really solid result in this men's

competition.

Runs three and four are

3:19:153:19:21

tomorrow at the same time.

3:19:213:19:23

competition.

Runs three and four are

tomorrow at the same time. Yun

3:19:233:19:27

Sungbin has the picture of Ironman

on his helmet. All eyes on him,

3:19:273:19:31

because it could be the first South

Korean ever to win a medal at the

3:19:313:19:38

Winter Olympic Games outside the ice

rink. Runs three and four from half

3:19:383:19:43

past midnight UK time. Then it is

Lizzie and Laura Deas going in the

3:19:433:19:47

women's event from 11:20pm UK time.

A lot to look forward to.

Weather

3:19:473:19:52

delays are all part and parcel of

the Winter Olympics, especially in

3:19:523:19:56

the Alpine events. I shudder to

think how much hot chocolate we

3:19:563:19:59

drank and worse over the years

waiting for events to get going, so

3:19:593:20:03

it's nothing new. 20 years ago, we

only staged a couple of events in

3:20:033:20:11

the first seven days, then we had a

mad scramble, seven events over the

3:20:113:20:15

last five, and so it goes. They have

had problems in Pyeongchang, but at

3:20:153:20:20

last, under blue skies, we were

green for go this morning.

3:20:203:20:27

green for go this morning. The

women's giant slalom officially

3:20:283:20:29

signalled the start of Shiffrin's

assault on these games. The men's

3:20:293:20:40

downhill, at long last. And now

firmly established as another Winter

3:20:403:20:46

Games favourite, the mayhem and

madness of snowboard cross, where

3:20:463:20:49

virtually anything goes. Just as

Michael Phelps came to the Winter

3:20:493:20:56

Olympics, the Summer Olympics, even,

in 2008, trying to go for an

3:20:563:21:02

outlandish eight gold medals, so

looks outlandish the hopes of

3:21:023:21:06

Mikaela Shiffrin, the American Idol

going for maybe four Golds.

3:21:063:21:20

going for maybe four Golds. Very few

people have won free Golds Alpine

3:21:213:21:23

events, so Mission impossible? Maybe

not.

3:21:233:21:25

events, so Mission impossible? Maybe

not.

I have been working towards

3:21:253:21:30

this for my entire career. It helps

with speed to have strength. The

3:21:303:21:36

biggest things

thing is to be able

to master the hill. COMMENTATOR:

3:21:363:21:46

Shiffrin...

Every time I get in the

start gate, I know what I need to

3:21:463:21:52

do. COMMENTATOR:

Shiffrin wins the

slalom title.

Is right now, I am

3:21:523:22:01

excited with the mindset that I

have. COMMENTATOR:

Billion by

3:22:013:22:04

Mikaela Shiffrin.

I am going to

execute. STUDIO: She is an Alpine

3:22:043:22:11

all-rounder, and so was this lady,

Chemmy Alcott. What is so special

3:22:113:22:18

about this 22-year-old?

She is

absolutely incredible, with the

3:22:183:22:25

touch to let her skis run. She has

the ability to be strong, powerful

3:22:253:22:30

and precise in technical scheme, but

also gliding and speed. He is

3:22:303:22:36

comfortable in the air, so an

all-round threat.

How unusual is it

3:22:363:22:40

to have someone who looks so

naturally suited to both the

3:22:403:22:43

technical and speed events?

She is

one of the only ones right now,

3:22:433:22:50

because the level of skiing, male

and female, is so high that you have

3:22:503:22:53

to specialise in order to be good at

that one discipline. The fact that

3:22:533:22:57

she is competitive in so many, it's

incredible. When she came to Lake

3:22:573:23:01

Louise last year, people were

thinking, she might be going for

3:23:013:23:05

experience because of the Olympic

downhill, and she went and won. She

3:23:053:23:10

had the red bib, which meant she was

discipline leader. She didn't stop

3:23:103:23:14

the downhills after because she was

focusing on the technical

3:23:143:23:16

discipline. It is like a stab in the

leg for those who ski downhill only,

3:23:163:23:23

because she had the red bib and she

wasn't even racing.

How dare she?

3:23:233:23:27

Exactly. She makes speed. Quite a

lot of people, myself included, you

3:23:273:23:35

are trying to be nice, clean and

fast, but she is not. She's looking

3:23:353:23:40

for speed every time she pushes out

the start gate.

We shall see how she

3:23:403:23:45

does. We always say on ski Sunday,

giant slalom is the easiest to ski

3:23:453:23:49

but the hardest to master. Let's see

how she fares with Matt Chilton.

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COMMENTATOR: After four days of

strong wind and cold temperatures,

3:23:543:23:58

the weather has settled down and we

are ready for the 2018 Olympic

3:23:583:24:05

women's giant slalom. The first

skier on the

3:24:053:24:16

skier on the Hill is Moelgg from

Italy. Vastly experienced. The

3:24:173:24:23

course is in fantastic shape. Onto

the flat section of this piste at

3:24:233:24:33

young Chong. It drops down to 965

metres, so a vertical drop of 400

3:24:333:24:38

metres. It is a course that is

greatly appreciated by the top giant

3:24:383:24:46

slalom skiers. They like it's

variety of state's, flat caps and

3:24:463:24:54

rollers. She is a little light on

that thread. Gets away with it, and

3:24:543:25:02

sets the pace. One minute --

1:10.62. It was a solid start. The

3:25:023:25:11

best of the

3:25:113:25:16

best of the Italians Brignone. She

has also been on the World Cup

3:25:203:25:26

podium in downhill. That was a huge

surprise to everybody. Her mother

3:25:263:25:33

won format World Cup slalom is

between 1979 and 1984. A good start

3:25:333:25:41

for Brignone. She comes from the

sunshine into the shade and then

3:25:413:25:45

back out into this sunny part of the

course. There are pockets of blue

3:25:453:25:49

sky all the way down. The racers had

to adjust their vision. Nice

3:25:493:25:56

transition there. That is a gate

that has caught out both of the

3:25:563:26:01

previous starters. Brignone

anticipated it well. The time to

3:26:013:26:04

become a 1:10.62, and Brignone is

second. Italy first and second.

3:26:043:26:16

second. Italy first and second. Next

ago, for Germany, one of the

3:26:163:26:19

pre-Olympic favourites, the leader

in the World Cup season long

3:26:193:26:27

standings.

3:26:273:26:34

standings. This is Victoria

Rebensburg, from Germany. Off to a

3:26:343:26:37

really relaxed start.

3:26:373:26:42

She has doubled her advantage, 0.1

three. Standing tall after the most

3:26:493:26:53

technically demanding part of the

course. The blue lines are to aid

3:26:533:26:57

visibility. The banana gate, and

back into the next roller.

3:26:573:27:04

Rebensburg has just eased up

slightly. This banana gate on the

3:27:043:27:09

other roller could be crucial. A

beautiful day in John Peel. At last,

3:27:093:27:18

-- Yongpyong. At last, the weather

is playing ball. Without that

3:27:183:27:29

mistake a couple of gates from the

finish line, Rebensburg may have

3:27:293:27:33

skied into second place.

3:27:333:27:41

skied into second place. Mowinckel

for Norway. She has had an

3:27:423:27:45

outstanding season, currently

sitting fifth in the World Cup giant

3:27:453:27:49

slalom standings. The World Cup

begins in October. That concludes

3:27:493:27:53

this season in mid-March in Sweden.

They really strong start from

3:27:533:28:07

Mowinckel. Intelligent skiing.

Keeping it nice and tight on every

3:28:073:28:11

turn. Slightly late there. The

course is chewing up quite quickly,

3:28:113:28:19

the snow surface degrading as each

racer comes down and carves their

3:28:193:28:24

way through the top surface.

Relatively soft, the racing surface

3:28:243:28:28

here in Yongpyong.

3:28:283:28:34

here in Yongpyong. Mowinckel almost

sees the skis out but does enough to

3:28:353:28:40

go ahead of the German. She made a

mistake but gets home and dry, and

3:28:403:28:44

she will be back for the second run.

Mikaela Shiffrin is ready to race.

3:28:443:28:53

The American, just 22 years old. She

won the slalom Olympic title four

3:28:533:29:00

years ago in Sochi when she was just

18. But she has been dominant in the

3:29:003:29:09

first quarter of the World Cup

season. She has won in giant slalom

3:29:093:29:17

twice already this season. She has

been totally dominant in her

3:29:173:29:21

favoured discipline of slalom, in

which she is the defending champion.

3:29:213:29:25

And the green light has been

replaced by the red light at

3:29:253:29:31

intermediate number three. She is

late there, fell down the side of

3:29:313:29:34

that roller. She might have lost

another ten. Now, she settled in and

3:29:343:29:40

drives for the line. How close is

Shiffrin? Good enough for second.

3:29:403:29:45

Wonderful skills on display from

Shiffrin.

3:29:453:29:51

Shiffrin. Number eight ready to go

for Switzerland, what they charge

3:29:513:29:55

out of the start

3:29:553:30:02

out of the start gate for Lara Gut.

Super-G will perhaps be her best

3:30:023:30:05

chance of a medal in these Winter

Olympic Games. She has started

3:30:053:30:08

strongly. O! She is down, and Lara

Gut can't stop. She has taken up the

3:30:083:30:15

photographers. Goodness me! Lara Gut

has only just returned from injury.

3:30:153:30:21

There are maybe a broken camera or

two, but Gut is OK.

3:30:213:30:31

Sara Hector, missed a lot of last

season with injury. Three top five

3:30:333:30:40

finishes this season though. Pretty

straightforward through the first

3:30:403:30:45

turn, quite flat. How close is

Hector? 14 hundredths behind. She

3:30:453:30:56

has to stand tall and work the skis

through this really tough section.

3:30:563:31:01

The Italian coaches laid out best

track and rightly so, made it as

3:31:013:31:06

tough as it can be. The roller, and

Sara Hector is keeping herself in

3:31:063:31:11

touch. Manuela Moelgg leads for

Italy, the 34-year-old. Incredible

3:31:113:31:18

22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin is

second. Federica Brignone is third.

3:31:183:31:25

Sara Hector is the first of the

Swedish skiers. She goes fifth. Word

3:31:253:31:29

will reach the top of the track that

the last red gate has to be watched.

3:31:293:31:35

Marta Bassino. A huge roar for the

21-year-old. An out and out giant

3:31:353:31:45

slalom specialist. This is her

discipline.

3:31:453:31:54

discipline. And Marta Bassino is

just about matching Manuela Moelgg.

3:31:543:32:00

Two hundredths of a second is all

that separates the two Italians.

3:32:003:32:05

Lovely skiing from Marta Bassino, as

we follow her from the cable-cam

3:32:053:32:10

high above the trees. You can see

the speed and also the damage done

3:32:103:32:18

as the snow gets eroded as each

skier comes down. A couple of big

3:32:183:32:25

mistakes from Marta Bassino. What a

beautiful morning in the mountains

3:32:253:32:30

of Korea. Marta Bassino continues to

rack up the errors but finishes

3:32:303:32:33

within half a second of the lead,

despite the mistakes, carrying good

3:32:333:32:39

speed all the way down. The Italians

are there in force. Frida Hansdotter

3:32:393:32:49

from Sweden. New colours in the

Olympic Games for the Swedish team.

3:32:493:32:55

Multicoloured race suit for Frida

Hansdotter.

3:32:553:33:03

Hansdotter. Frida Hansdotter, better

known as a slalom skier rather than

3:33:033:33:07

a GS skier, having a really good

run. Three hundredths off the pace

3:33:073:33:12

of Manuela Moelgg. Frida Hansdotter,

a former World Cup slalom champion,

3:33:123:33:19

showing improving form in giant

slalom this season. Manuela Moelgg

3:33:193:33:23

still leading the way for Italy. At

the next intermediate, Frida

3:33:233:33:29

Hansdotter, having struggled on the

steep is 0.94 off the pace but still

3:33:293:33:35

potentially looking at a top ten

finish here. Frida Hansdotter of

3:33:353:33:40

Sweden just leads inside the

penultimate red and goes seventh. A

3:33:403:33:45

fine run from Frida Hansdotter.

3:33:453:33:50

British number one Alex Tilley from

Aberdeenshire. A member of the

3:33:503:33:56

Gordon skiers club. Coached by Noel

Baxter, the younger brother of Alain

3:33:563:34:02

Baxter. A good start from Alex

Tilley, who has had promising form

3:34:023:34:07

in giant slalom this season. In

Killington she set the ninth

3:34:073:34:12

quickest time in the first run.

She's a little late there. That was

3:34:123:34:18

right at the bottom of the steep, so

may not have been too costly. Taking

3:34:183:34:24

lots of risks here.

3:34:243:34:30

lots of risks here. And Alex Tilley

does a full 360 and crashes out of

3:34:313:34:35

the Olympic giant slalom. She was

pushing hard, throwing everything at

3:34:353:34:40

this first run. And eventually she

ran out of luck. Manuela Moelgg,

3:34:403:34:46

first on the Hill, into top spot.

Two tenths clear of Mikaela Shiffrin

3:34:463:34:52

with Federica Brignone in third.

Mikaela Shiffrin has the earphones

3:34:523:34:55

in. Manuela Moelgg will be last to

ski. What a moment for her. Viktoria

3:34:553:35:02

Rebensburg was the Olympic champion

eight years ago at the Vancouver

3:35:023:35:06

games. On the mountain in Whistler

she claimed gold. Four years ago in

3:35:063:35:14

Sochi, she was bronze medallist in

the Olympic giant slalom. Make no

3:35:143:35:21

mistake, Viktoria Rebensburg is

currently on top of the game in

3:35:213:35:29

giant slalom and is contender for

victory this time. When in more than

3:35:293:35:36

300 races this season, winning in

Killington, in Italy, and two second

3:35:363:35:44

places. And she is still in front of

Tessa Worley by three quarters of a

3:35:443:35:52

second. Worley, Viktoria Rebensburg

and Shiffrin are three of the top

3:35:523:36:00

names in World Cup giant slalom at

all still in this competition along

3:36:003:36:04

with one or two Italians you fancy

their chances. Manuela Moelgg will

3:36:043:36:08

be last to ski. Viktoria Rebensburg

keeps it smooth all the way, and

3:36:083:36:18

aggressive, the knees absorbing all

the terrain changes. She tucks into

3:36:183:36:23

go first. Viktoria Rebensburg leads

the Olympic giant slalom by nearly

3:36:233:36:26

half a second. Frida Hansdotter is

next to ski, a superb slalom skier.

3:36:263:36:35

Her giant slalom performance this

morning was one of her best ever

3:36:353:36:40

giant slalom runs that I have seen.

Can she turn it around? She is

3:36:403:36:46

seventh quickest after the first

run. Minimum air time. 0.13 is the

3:36:463:36:54

lead over Viktoria Rebensburg with

which she starts the second run and

3:36:543:36:57

she adds another three tenths. An

electrifying start from Frida

3:36:573:37:01

Hansdotter from Sweden. Has only had

one top ten finish in GS this

3:37:013:37:08

season, and hasn't stopped making

the podium in slalom racing. This

3:37:083:37:12

could be the giant slalom day of her

life. A tenth of a second in front

3:37:123:37:18

of Viktoria Rebensburg as the wind

starts to buffer the races coming

3:37:183:37:22

down the track. It was still and

calm this morning but the dreaded

3:37:223:37:26

wind has returned to make life

difficult for the later starters.

3:37:263:37:31

Frida Hansdotter trails by 0.4 four.

The top three divided by a short

3:37:313:37:40

enough time to get in among the

provisional medal positions. Frida

3:37:403:37:45

Hansdotter tucks in at the line and

goes into silver. Viktoria

3:37:453:37:49

Rebensburg lead me away for Germany.

Frida Hansdotter into second for

3:37:493:37:55

Sweden. The Swedish supporters still

have Sara Hector, who will be next

3:37:553:37:59

up. A champion eight years ago,

leading the 2018 instalment.

3:37:593:38:11

leading the 2018 instalment. Sara

Hector's turn, a quarter of a second

3:38:113:38:14

is her advantage over Viktoria

Rebensburg after the first run. It's

3:38:143:38:16

not much. But races are won by less.

That's a good start, rhythmical, a

3:38:163:38:26

metronomic start from Sara Hector.

Then she made a mess of the landing

3:38:263:38:30

of the job and had to check before

she could carry on her way. No

3:38:303:38:34

damage done. Not yet, anyway. Might

come back to haunt her at the next

3:38:343:38:42

intermediate. A former Junior World

Championships in giant slalom, but

3:38:423:38:49

that was a long time ago. Now she

has gone behind. Sara Hector heads

3:38:493:38:55

into the teeth of the wind, which is

bothering the athletes in the middle

3:38:553:39:00

part of the course. It's at the top,

but not bad at the bottom. But on

3:39:003:39:05

the steep it's a factor. Sara

Hector, a difference of six tenths

3:39:053:39:12

of a second. At this rate, she will

ski out of the medal positions. A

3:39:123:39:18

little late again. Sara Hector tax

income are desperately trying to get

3:39:183:39:24

speed across the line, but she is

fifth. The wind was definitely a

3:39:243:39:30

factor. Marta Bassino is on her way.

For Italy. Giant slalom is her

3:39:303:39:44

thing. This is her specialist

discipline. She has been improving

3:39:443:39:48

all the time. Fourth in complex on

Italian snow just prior to making

3:39:483:39:58

the trip to Pyeongchang. Started

with a lead of a quarter of a second

3:39:583:40:02

over Viktoria Rebensburg. Now

hitting the middle part of the

3:40:023:40:06

course. Wind is waiting around the

next corner for Marta Bassino. She

3:40:063:40:11

was a little late coming onto the

steep. As a result, she trails

3:40:113:40:17

Viktoria Rebensburg by 22 hundredths

of a second. The wind seems to have

3:40:173:40:21

eased up slightly in a middle part

of the course. There was snow being

3:40:213:40:25

blown around and that has stopped

now. Sara Hector had the worst of

3:40:253:40:31

it. Marta Bassino seems to be in

relatively calm air, but still

3:40:313:40:35

trails. Enough to put her

professionally in the podium

3:40:353:40:41

positions, but I don't think she

will be able to dislodge Viktoria

3:40:413:40:45

Rebensburg from gold medal position.

Marta Bassino has gone silver. Good

3:40:453:40:50

finish.

3:40:503:40:53

Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway is next

up. Look at that, straight into the

3:40:583:41:09

tuck, aggressive and accurate. Giant

slalom skiing, she is ripping it up

3:41:093:41:14

on the top. Ragnhild Mowinckel

handled the job well. Is she still

3:41:143:41:18

in front, and if so by how much? She

has added three tenths to her lead.

3:41:183:41:26

Sensational start from Ragnhild

Mowinckel of Norway, who has never

3:41:263:41:29

had a World Cup win but has come

close this season, a second in the

3:41:293:41:35

Italian giant slalom. On the podium

at the valve is their super-g. She

3:41:353:41:38

is capable of winning medals in

downhill, super-g and GS in

3:41:383:41:47

Pyeongchang. It. But as she came

over the roller. Has it damaged her

3:41:473:41:53

time? 0.38 was the advantage last

time the clock stopped. She is now

3:41:533:41:57

in the red zone but only just. She

knows she has made errors, she has

3:41:573:42:02

to do let it run and take a risk to

remove Viktoria Rebensburg from gold

3:42:023:42:07

medal position. Ragnhild Mowinckel

goes first! Gold medal position for

3:42:073:42:13

the Norwegian. What a finish.

3:42:133:42:24

the Norwegian. What a finish. Her

outstanding season continues. She

3:42:243:42:26

leads the Olympic giant slalom.

Mowinckel has gold at the moment

3:42:263:42:36

with Viktoria Rebensburg in silver

and Marta Bassino in bronze. Three

3:42:363:42:43

to go in the Olympic giant slalom.

Federica Brignone is next up.

3:42:433:42:52

Federica Brignone is next up. She is

a superb technician, but has also

3:42:523:42:55

learned to ski downhill in super-g

in recent seasons. And that has

3:42:553:43:00

helped her straight-line speed in

giant slalom. 0.26 was the lead at

3:43:003:43:06

the top and it has been reduced.

Mowinckel's secret was nailing the

3:43:063:43:14

top ten turns, the current leader,

that's where she was better than

3:43:143:43:18

anyone else. Federica Brignone is

slightly more cautious. Back into

3:43:183:43:22

the green. Back in front. A little

back seated there. Federica Brignone

3:43:223:43:31

is having to work hard through some

of these turns. A little late again.

3:43:313:43:35

Mowinckel next split... It's only

two hundredths for Federica

3:43:353:43:42

Brignone. It's so tight in this

second run. Federica Brignone could

3:43:423:43:49

still ski into a medal position but

what colour would it be? Almost home

3:43:493:43:54

for Italy, tucking in and going into

silver. With just two skiers to

3:43:543:44:04

come, Ryan Hill Mowinckel is

guaranteed a medal! -- Ragnhild

3:44:043:44:15

Mowinckel is guaranteed a medal. Now

it's the turn of Mikaela Shiffrin.

3:44:153:44:22

0.35 was the advantage after the

first leg. Shiffrin pushes out at

3:44:223:44:28

the start, still pushing between

Gates one and two. Beautiful turns

3:44:283:44:33

from Mikaela Shiffrin. She is the

finest exponent of giant slalom and

3:44:333:44:37

slalom skiing in the world right

now, in a league of her own when it

3:44:373:44:41

comes to the technical aspect of the

sport. It's a smooth, error-free

3:44:413:44:47

start from Mikaela Shiffrin. Her

advantage over Mowinckel has been

3:44:473:44:52

reduced slightly, but it's still

green as she comes into the first

3:44:523:44:55

steep section. Nice and high in the

line.

3:44:553:45:01

line. Shiffrin is getting after this

giant slalom second run. The slalom

3:45:033:45:06

champion four years ago at the age

of 18. Now at 22 she is looking for

3:45:063:45:14

her second Olympic title. She could

win three or possibly four gold

3:45:143:45:19

medals in Pyeongchang in 2018, and

she is on her way to a gold medal

3:45:193:45:23

position, surely, if she stays on

her feet. It has been lightning

3:45:233:45:28

quick from Mikaela Shiffrin from top

to bottom. One mistake, but she has

3:45:283:45:32

enough in reserve and has the gold

medal position with one to go.

3:45:323:45:37

Shiffrin risked everything on the

last six turns and nearly came

3:45:373:45:41

unstuck. But she leads the way.

3:45:413:45:46

One skier to come.

3:45:503:45:59

Moelgg is the last skier on the

Hill. The veteran Italian. If she

3:46:073:46:13

wins a medal right now, she weren't

careful so we have got used over the

3:46:133:46:17

years to see the second run

challenges from Moelgg, where she

3:46:173:46:20

puts her foot to the floor and takes

chances.

3:46:203:46:27

chances. She trails Shiffrin by

0.21, not the smoothest start for

3:46:273:46:33

Moelgg, but plenty of Touraine left

on this course. The Italian can put

3:46:333:46:40

herself back in contention. 0.63

now. She is potentially out of the

3:46:403:46:45

medals. The Italian has made a

couple of mistakes. The course has

3:46:453:46:51

seen 29 others go before, so it has

suffered erosion with all these

3:46:513:46:56

steel edges slicing through the top

surface. Shiffrin will be the

3:46:563:47:02

Olympic champion. Mowinckel will

take the silver, Brignone the

3:47:023:47:07

bronze. And I think that Moelgg will

leave the giant slalom empty-handed.

3:47:073:47:12

Can she fight back in amongst the

medals? Oh, she is only eight.

3:47:123:47:18

Mikaela Shiffrin is the Olympic

champion for the second time. She

3:47:183:47:25

begins her quest for a handful of

Olympic medals with victory in the

3:47:253:47:32

giant slalom by 0.39 to Mowinckel,

with Brignone taking the bronze.

3:47:323:47:41

STUDIO: Shiffrin joins the

powerfully elegant ranks of people

3:47:413:47:52

like vanilla company

3:47:523:48:00

like vanilla company only --...

She

knew she was going out there to win.

3:48:003:48:04

She was pushed by Mowinckel, the

Norwegian, who is speaking at the

3:48:043:48:12

right time. She is full of self

belief, and that is Norway's first

3:48:123:48:17

medal since 1936.

Amazing.

Back to

Shiffrin, she dominated from the

3:48:173:48:22

start. The extra pushes she was

putting in, clean on the skis,

3:48:223:48:26

building a big angle at the top and

charging into those gates.

Now, is

3:48:263:48:30

this hat-trick/ Quad on here? What

about the timetable now? It has all

3:48:303:48:41

got a bit compressed. She

potentially could have three races

3:48:413:48:44

back-to-back. She has the defence of

her slalom, and maybe the Super-G,

3:48:443:48:49

though that seems to be in doubt.

The original programme was perfect.

3:48:493:48:54

The day is being stacked with the

crazy wind we had. I would have said

3:48:543:48:59

three, for sure. The slalom tomorrow

is risky and anything can happen,

3:48:593:49:03

but she is definitely the favourite.

The combined, so comfortable on the

3:49:033:49:08

downhill long boards that I would

say that too. I would say that

3:49:083:49:11

Super-G, she has a good chance, but

her mother has said

3:49:113:49:19

her mother has said that since there

are three different races with

3:49:193:49:22

different equipment on consecutive

days, it will be tough. It is hard

3:49:223:49:27

mentally, so her mum has said that

there is a chance she won't raise

3:49:273:49:32

the Super-G. I think it depends how

she is tomorrow. If she has a great

3:49:323:49:37

race and doesn't expend too much

energy, the camp might change their

3:49:373:49:40

mind. That is what they are saying.

It is about the combined later on in

3:49:403:49:44

the games.

Let's have our quick look

at this explosive second run. She

3:49:443:49:51

was vying with Moelgg and she knew

she had to go for this. It was not a

3:49:513:49:55

cruise.

It was a fight, but she went

out the start gate with the bit in

3:49:553:50:00

her teeth as she always does. So

disciplined with the upper body. A

3:50:003:50:04

nice little jump, soft landing,

always rolling at the top of the

3:50:043:50:09

terms, extending the legs away from

her, which means the skis tip up

3:50:093:50:12

onto a big angle and then arc

through the snow. It is icy snow.

3:50:123:50:20

When Lara fell earlier, we saw how

far she went. This PG carries to the

3:50:213:50:26

bottom of the course, that is her

strength, the steep to flat section.

3:50:263:50:31

It was a bit jab to recover and you

can see that the Klizan not so

3:50:313:50:40

can see that the Klizan not so coin

-- this skis are not so clean.

The

3:50:403:50:46

competitors who come later do have

to deal with the course that is

3:50:463:50:49

rotted.

The front ones get the

benefit of the clean course. It

3:50:493:50:56

shows that the women who win our

talented across-the-board.

All

3:50:563:51:02

right, congratulations, that is gold

number two of her career, the first

3:51:023:51:06

of a possible Quad, we shall see. As

you said, a fantastic day from

3:51:063:51:11

Norway's perspective as well. We

have Mowinckel Cinema is this a name

3:51:113:51:17

we will hear of more? It is her

first global medal.

She has been up

3:51:173:51:24

there with the girls. The Norwegians

rafted me for the last few years,

3:51:243:51:30

she was one of the up-and-coming

skiers, and already, she was so

3:51:303:51:33

strong. Now she is finding her own.

Look at the skiing, so full of self

3:51:333:51:38

belief. She was in amazing position

to attack and she didn't choke. She

3:51:383:51:44

made mistakes, took risks and the

speed came. I have got goose bumps

3:51:443:51:48

now, because I am so impressed with

how she handled all that pressure.

3:51:483:51:53

The Norwegians are this global

talent in ski racing, but she is one

3:51:533:51:59

of the only females out there who

are going for it. Really impressive,

3:51:593:52:05

and like you said, in Super-G and

downhill...

We have the slalom

3:52:053:52:13

tomorrow, and then the first

sighting of Lindsey Vonn on

3:52:133:52:17

Saturday. I think everybody is

fascinated to see a potential US

3:52:173:52:22

derby between Shiffrin and Vaughan.

It may not come on Saturday. --

3:52:223:52:31

Vonn.

I think Mikaela Shiffrin. The

downhill to use it as practice for

3:52:313:52:39

the Alpine combined. The more time

she gets on those long skis, the

3:52:393:52:42

more prepared and comfortable she

will be, and the more she will be

3:52:423:52:46

able to attack for that final gold

in the Alpine combined.

We are

3:52:463:52:50

talking about the women's downhill,

but today, at last, the men's

3:52:503:52:54

downhill. We were extremely excited.

Chemmy has the screen all sorted

3:52:543:53:00

out.

3:53:003:53:05

out. You have Killie, Zurbriggen,

the list goes on. Somebody was going

3:53:083:53:15

to cement themselves into Olympic

history today. Perhaps most famous

3:53:153:53:18

of all is, of course, Franz Klammer,

who careered down the mountain at

3:53:183:53:23

his home Olympics in 1976 in

Innsbruck, a man on the edge of

3:53:233:53:27

control. COMMENTATOR:

Here is Franz

Klammer, every I will be on him. He

3:53:273:53:38

has been skiing with new skis that

have had holes cut in the toes. We

3:53:383:53:42

looked at them and they did not

appear to be lie. Look to the

3:53:423:53:47

midpoint time. 13.24, just outside,

but he can make it up on the lower

3:53:473:53:55

half. The brilliance of this man,

challenging the reigning Olympic

3:53:553:53:58

champion. A magnificent run so far.

Franz Klammer going at 15. 22. The

3:53:583:54:11

hero of Austria takes the leap well,

survives it well. Cut down, get

3:54:113:54:18

sailor malign. The time... He's done

it. Franz Klammer has done it!

3:54:183:54:30

it. Franz Klammer has done it! --

gets to the line.

Just listen to

3:54:303:54:33

that. It just still get you going.

Pure daring and commitment. They

3:54:333:54:38

don't make them like that these

days, do they?

Back then, I think

3:54:383:54:43

they used to walk up the slopes. At

least now we have machines and get

3:54:433:54:48

to ride on a lift and ski down. Back

then, no safety nets, people lining

3:54:483:54:54

it, and yet they were on the limit

every single term.

You see it with

3:54:543:54:59

hay bales for netting. As a downhill

racer yourself, what are the

3:54:593:55:05

conflicting messages that go through

your head when you are starting in a

3:55:053:55:09

start gay, just before you go win to

take your turn?

You feel scared. You

3:55:093:55:13

feel fear, the butterflies in your

stomach are telling you this is the

3:55:133:55:19

craziest thing ever. I think these

are good emotions to feel when you

3:55:193:55:23

are doing winter sports because it

shows you have respect for what

3:55:233:55:26

you're about to do. So many other

kids say, I know I am in the Luke

3:55:263:55:32

not allowed to be scared, but I am

fearful, and I say, that is natural.

3:55:323:55:37

It is mental to throw yourself down

a mountain at 70 miles an hour, but

3:55:373:55:41

it is about accepting that, knowing

you will be on the edge and that

3:55:413:55:44

that is the fine line between

success and possible disaster, but

3:55:443:55:49

the adrenaline is addictive.

We used

to interview the guys coming down,

3:55:493:55:53

and the women, and they would come

down after throwing themselves off a

3:55:533:55:57

mountain and rationalise the

experience in five different

3:55:573:56:00

languages at the bottom to all the

different interviewers. It is

3:56:003:56:03

extraordinary, really is. What does

the Olympic title do for your CV in

3:56:033:56:12

downhill racing?

It is the ultimate.

Men's downhill, probably a toss-up

3:56:123:56:18

between the kitsch feel downhill and

the Olympics. In Korea, it is a

3:56:183:56:23

sprint downhill, and it comes around

every format years. You have done

3:56:233:56:30

thousands of hours of work, mentally

and physically, and then you have

3:56:303:56:35

one minute and 40 seconds to put

your life on the line and come away

3:56:353:56:39

with ultimate glory.

At Sochi, it

was a risk and reward course. This

3:56:393:56:46

one has been described as a bit

vanilla. It is a motorway, but the

3:56:463:56:51

course they have set up on it is

quite technical, with lots of times.

3:56:513:56:58

Since the test event, they have

built more to rain and put tunnels

3:56:583:57:01

under the slope, so you have rollers

and to rein in there. It is an easy

3:57:013:57:05

slide, but as Stendhal said after

the first training run, it is not

3:57:053:57:10

easy to go fast, so I expect to see

risk, and that will be rewarded with

3:57:103:57:17

podium positions.

Graham Bell is

never fearful of any cause, whether

3:57:173:57:21

it is vanilla or the toughest you

can imagine. And he does it with one

3:57:213:57:24

ski pole and a camera. He is a

five-time Olympian. Your heart is

3:57:243:57:30

always in your mouth when you see

this. Enjoy this, one of the great

3:57:303:57:34

pieces of television of any Winter

Games.

Let's look at the men's

3:57:343:57:40

Olympic downhill at the Jeongseon

Alpine Centre. This is what the

3:57:403:57:46

racers have to focus on. It starts

pretty much straightaway, because

3:57:463:57:49

you come around this right footed

term, and you dive down onto this

3:57:493:57:55

bumpy Traverse, really important to

carry the speed over these little

3:57:553:58:01

rollers, through the bumps here.

Then really let it fly there. This

3:58:013:58:08

is the Gariwang jump, and onto the

roller-coaster section. Steep as

3:58:083:58:17

part of the course here. There are

tunnels under the track, and you

3:58:173:58:21

have to really absorb the rollers.

Coming up to the second jump now,

3:58:213:58:26

Dragon claw, straight up off there,

and heading down towards the forest

3:58:263:58:33

road. This turn here is crucial.

It's called the paradise turn, and

3:58:333:58:40

it brings you from the steep onto

the flat. It's the third jump. Over

3:58:403:58:48

that. Heading towards the blue

Dragon Valley. Really important to

3:58:483:58:57

keep the speed going as you go into

this almost half pipe section of the

3:58:573:59:05

course, just rolling from edge to

edge. Coming out of the blue Dragon

3:59:053:59:10

Valley, over the little roller,

heading towards the magic tree.

3:59:103:59:17

There it is on the left of the

course. In sight of the finish, onto

3:59:173:59:25

this little fall away section,

carrying speed through the last

3:59:253:59:30

turn, heading towards the last jump.

This is a big flight. And across the

3:59:303:59:39

line. Well, the course conditions

are absolutely perfect. These

3:59:393:59:49

freezing temperatures have made it

absolutely excellent for making

3:59:493:59:52

snow. It's fast, it has grip and it

will be a great race.

At long last,

3:59:524:00:00

it is a stunning morning, and it has

been worth waiting because

4:00:004:00:04

conditions are now perfect for the

ribbon event at the Olympic Winter

4:00:044:00:10

Games - men's downhill. Thomas

Dressen is a way for Germany.

4:00:104:00:18

24-year-old, made his mark in

January by

4:00:184:00:24

January by winning in Kitspiel. What

a way to get your first victory on

4:00:244:00:28

the top is course of old. Gravity

sends you off to the skier's left

4:00:284:00:32

and you have to fight against that.

4:00:324:00:39

He flies the Gariwang jump. Thomas

Dressen was the first to ski in the

4:00:404:00:46

downhill stage of the Olympic

combined won by Marcel Hirscher

4:00:464:00:51

earlier in the week. He was the

quickest man on the mountain. Nobody

4:00:514:00:54

was able to ski quicker than Thomas

Dressen. This is good racing. Hasn't

4:00:544:01:00

put a foot wrong just yet. Getting

bounced around. The next jump,

4:01:004:01:05

standing on the right foot and into

the Paradise turn, just lost a

4:01:054:01:10

little bit of ground there, but not

too much speed. It goes flat after

4:01:104:01:14

the Paradise turn, with the drop and

towards the Blue Dragon Valley. The

4:01:144:01:23

narrowest part of the course.

Spectacular racing here. Down

4:01:234:01:29

towards the Magic tree. Gets

airborne again. We will keep an eye

4:01:294:01:32

on that job because Matthias Mayer

flew it in the downhill part of the

4:01:324:01:41

combined. So did Marcel Hirscher.

Thomas Dressen kept it relatively

4:01:414:01:46

low and short, his flight. The first

man on the course, taking off,

4:01:464:01:51

flying Quebec jump. The time is

1:41.03. Dominik Paris. Out of the

4:01:514:02:09

start like an Italian speed skater.

Eight hundredths quicker than Thomas

4:02:094:02:17

Dressen at the intermediate time,

onto the bumpy dragon Ridge. Trying

4:02:174:02:22

to stay as high as he can. It has

got slightly better for Paris. 18

4:02:224:02:29

hundredths of a second. A big,

controlled flight on the Gariwang

4:02:294:02:34

jump. Now heading off to the Dragon

claw part of the course. Nine

4:02:344:02:41

hundredths in front. It has been

green all the way for Dominik Paris,

4:02:414:02:44

the third best downhill racer of the

current season. Had a win on home

4:02:444:02:51

snow earlier in the year at Borneo

on a similarly rough and bumpy

4:02:514:02:57

course. Winding down the windows

there. Bumpy landing, and Paradise

4:02:574:03:02

turn could sort them out today and

Paris didn't make the best of it.

4:03:024:03:07

Down towards the Blue Dragon Valley.

It was green all the way and is

4:03:074:03:13

still green despite the mistake.

Paris might have taken a new line

4:03:134:03:19

which others might not be able to.

He will fly here and actually keeps

4:03:194:03:23

it quite low. We will compare that,

see if it brings him the reward.

4:03:234:03:32

Paris is still in front. Six green

lights down the course. But it's

4:03:324:03:37

this final time that really matters.

Paris tucks in for the line. He

4:03:374:03:44

leads the Olympic downhill. By a

quarter of a second.

4:03:444:03:58

First-time Olympian, tenth last year

at St Moritz. Didn't skate for as

4:04:014:04:11

Paris did, Brice Roger. Down into

the aerodynamic tucked position. A

4:04:114:04:17

high line on the dragon Ridge and in

touch at the first intermediate, and

4:04:174:04:22

the second split.

4:04:224:04:27

the second split. Way he goes off to

the skier's right.

4:04:274:04:34

the skier's right. 35.47 for Paris.

Brice Roger is three tenths slower.

4:04:384:04:42

Left that jump way off to the left.

The next jump, tucking in, following

4:04:424:04:55

from the camera high up on the

course. It gives you a true idea of

4:04:554:05:00

the incredible speed these downhill

races travel at down the snow. 107

4:05:004:05:06

kilometres there. And that's not the

fastest part of the course. In the

4:05:064:05:10

red zone all the way for Brice

Roger. In towards the Blue Dragon

4:05:104:05:17

Valley, exiting stage towards the

magic tree and that's a bigger jump

4:05:174:05:20

than we have seen from some. 107.4

is the latest reading on the speed

4:05:204:05:26

gun. I think Paris will be safe in

the gold medal position at the

4:05:264:05:31

moment. His time of 1:40.79, that's

what they are all chasing now.

4:05:314:05:43

what they are all chasing now. Roger

goes into bronze medal position for

4:05:454:05:46

France. One of the big favourites,

Beat Feuz from Switzerland. The best

4:05:464:05:59

downhill skier of the season so far.

Claimed the final downhill before

4:05:594:06:12

the Olympics at

Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Skied pretty

4:06:124:06:14

solidly in

4:06:144:06:20

solidly in training, sitting up and

skiing gently in the bottom half of

4:06:204:06:23

his training runs, but make no

mistake, a serious contender, a huge

4:06:234:06:30

unit of a man. Incredible jump,

slamming the inside edge of the

4:06:304:06:34

right hand skied down into the snow

to continue on his way. Beat Feuz

4:06:344:06:38

living dangerously. The Olympic

downhill, and he's bringing all the

4:06:384:06:42

risks into this race.

4:06:424:06:47

risks into this race. Beat Feuz is

just about hanging in. Need a huge

4:06:474:06:52

amount of strength to pour himself

back in over his skis.

4:06:524:07:00

back in over his skis. 120 kph, the

latest reading for Beat Feuz as he

4:07:004:07:03

flies down towards the Blue Dragon

Valley.

4:07:034:07:09

Valley. Paris's time... And Beat

Feuz is faster. A little lopsided on

4:07:094:07:15

landing as he enters the Blue Dragon

Valley and sets up for the final

4:07:154:07:20

quarter of the Olympic downhill

course. What a flight from Beat

4:07:204:07:25

Feuz. Magnificent downhill skiing

from the Swiss. He is going to go

4:07:254:07:30

close here. He may well go into the

gold medal position. Beat Feuz has

4:07:304:07:36

put down a magnificent Olympic

downhill run. A huge jump to finish.

4:07:364:07:42

Beat Feuz is first! 0.36. Fantastic

skiing from Beat Feuz. He's into the

4:07:424:07:50

gold medal position. Full of risk,

he took so many chances, but he got

4:07:504:07:55

the reward. Look at that, almost

horizontal on the snow. How did he

4:07:554:08:01

keep that ski down there? Andreas

Sander will be next up for Germany.

4:08:014:08:16

Along the push and skate for the

German. Beat Feuz leading for

4:08:174:08:23

Switzerland, Dominik Paris in second

for Italy. German Thomas Dressen,

4:08:234:08:27

first on the course, sitting in

bronze medal position at the moment.

4:08:274:08:31

We are yet to see an Austrian, or

any of the Norwegians.

4:08:314:08:46

Svindal, Jansrud, both threats for a

medal. Andreas Sander into the

4:08:484:08:55

middle part of the course. A decent

line for Andreas Sander. Doesn't

4:08:554:09:02

have the bulk we have seen on

display from Beat Feuz. Has Andreas

4:09:024:09:07

Sander managed to claw back any

time? He heads down towards Blue

4:09:074:09:13

Dragon Valley.

4:09:134:09:18

Dragon Valley. Andreas Sander is

half a second shy of the required

4:09:184:09:22

mark. The tightest and narrowest

part of the course, the transition

4:09:224:09:27

from Blue Dragon Valley, upwards and

over towards the magic tree. Luckily

4:09:274:09:34

there is no breeze, because that

could have been nasty if the wind

4:09:344:09:38

got under the tips of those downhill

skis.

4:09:384:09:48

The last jump, and Andreas Sander

has missed it. He is down in fifth

4:09:504:09:55

position for the moment.

4:09:554:10:02

position for the moment. Aksel Lund

Svindal is ready to race in what

4:10:024:10:04

will certainly be his final Olympic

downhill. Third in final training.

4:10:044:10:13

Fifth in the second to last training

run.

4:10:134:10:17

A decent start for the multitalented

Aksel Lund Svindal. Just chucked

4:10:204:10:26

slightly lower on the camber on

dragon Ridge. Trailing by a tenth,

4:10:264:10:35

battered and clattered the control

gate. The workers go out to make the

4:10:354:10:40

repair and Svindal loses his ideal

racing line. Throwing everything at

4:10:404:10:43

his last Olympic cup edition in

downhill, but he might be pushing

4:10:434:10:49

too hard, winding down the windows

on that big jump. Cinderella will

4:10:494:10:53

have to take the riskiest possible

line. -- Swindell will have to take.

4:10:534:11:03

Try to get back into contention

here. What a shot of the great man

4:11:034:11:06

in full flight as he lands at 111

kilometres per hour. And now

4:11:064:11:16

Cinderella is in front. The gamble

might be paying off for Aksel Lund

4:11:164:11:23

Svindal. Blue Dragon Valley. The big

flight, off-balance. Didn't seem to

4:11:234:11:27

any speed. Recovers his poise and

gets his dynamic posture back over

4:11:274:11:34

his skis. He leads Beat Feuz by a

quarter of a second. Aksel Lund

4:11:344:11:40

Svindal, skiing for a gold medal

position for Norway. Just one jump

4:11:404:11:44

to come. It's a long flight, tucking

in and going into gold. Aksel Lund

4:11:444:11:51

Svindal steals the lead away from

Beat Feuz. Magnificent.

4:11:514:12:03

It wasn't textbook jumping, but he

knew the risk might bring him the

4:12:074:12:10

reward. Janssen Road of Norway,

number nine. -- Janssen

4:12:104:12:24

number nine. -- Janssen Jansrud of

Norway.

4:12:244:12:30

Norway. A little low on the dragon

Ridge, but the speed is good. 111, a

4:12:324:12:44

long jump, standing immediately on

the inside edge of the right ski.

4:12:444:12:49

Wonderful anticipation and control

from the 32-year-old Norwegian. He

4:12:494:12:56

is flying here. Huge again. He knows

he has to roll the dice and take a

4:12:564:13:02

real chance with this. Aksel Lund

Svindal leads, Beat Feuz second and

4:13:024:13:10

Paris that. They all watch keenly as

Jansrud comes into the paradise turn

4:13:104:13:17

at full pelt. 112 on the landing,

travelling 38 metres.

4:13:174:13:33

Goodness me, the upper body is all

twisted. Like a freestyler, but he

4:13:364:13:42

seemed to land cleanly enough. It's

green all the way. Only just, for

4:13:424:13:48

hundreds of a second between the two

Norwegians. Which way will this go?

4:13:484:13:53

Yannis

4:13:534:14:01

Yannis -- Jansrud is second, Svindal

holds on. Lost control of his left

4:14:014:14:12

ski pole. No one has ever won the

Olympic downhill twice in a row. Can

4:14:124:14:17

Mattias Meyer rewrite the record

books and win the title he won in

4:14:174:14:24

Sochi four years ago. He pushes out

and keeps pushing and skating. He's

4:14:244:14:30

looking for that forward momentum.

The reigning champion is on a

4:14:304:14:42

mission as he hits the dragon Ridge

and almost goes through the middle

4:14:424:14:45

of the control gate at the bottom.

It's a good line to bring him a

4:14:454:14:49

green light. A huge flight off to

his right. Stands of the left ski on

4:14:494:14:56

the next turn. Can Matthias Mayer

become the first man ever to win

4:14:564:15:01

back-to-back downhill medals? --

gold medals. For hundreds of the

4:15:014:15:08

pace of Svindal. Next, low body

position, where ever he feels

4:15:084:15:16

comfortable enough to tuck. Download

and looking for good aerodynamic

4:15:164:15:21

shape.

4:15:214:15:22

Good jump again there. Standing on

the right foot. Not as quick as

4:15:264:15:34

Aksel Lund Svindal, and he drills

the Norwegian now by three quarters

4:15:344:15:37

of a second. Surely, that's too much

for Matthias Mayer to claw back.

4:15:374:15:42

Let's see how he takes this jump. He

flew that much longer in the

4:15:424:15:47

downhill leg of the Alpine combined.

It's not happening for Mayer now.

4:15:474:15:56

1.11 seconds off the pace. The

Austrians will have to look

4:15:564:15:59

elsewhere. They still have Hannes

Reichelt Max Franz and Vincent

4:15:594:16:05

Kriechmayr to come. The champion

format years ago is only seven.

4:16:054:16:13

Svindal still the champion in

waiting. Ninth best downhiller of

4:16:134:16:16

the season. Peter Fill is not

without a chance of being in the

4:16:164:16:24

middle tier, pretty solid in

training.

4:16:244:16:33

training. He became the first

Italian to win the World Cup

4:16:334:16:40

downhill challenge and did so two

years in a row. Peter Fill on his

4:16:404:16:44

way. Dominik Paris, his team-mate,

currently in fourth. Phil has had

4:16:444:16:49

time to get a court report over the

two-way radio, and he is off to a

4:16:494:16:55

flying start, 100th of a second off

the pace of Aksel Lund Svindal, who

4:16:554:16:59

raced with number seven. Peter Fill

is on the course with number 13. And

4:16:594:17:03

he is in front at the next

intermediate. He was 100th behind,

4:17:034:17:09

then he is 100th in front.

4:17:094:17:15

then he is 100th in front. Peter

Fill pushing hard and looking for

4:17:164:17:21

straight line speed, taking all

sorts of gambles and, almost

4:17:214:17:26

flattened the curve coming into the

Paradise turn.

4:17:264:17:33

Paradise turn. Now the bottom part

of the track, the key split, and

4:17:334:17:38

Phil is now quarter of a second

removed from Svindal's time, and

4:17:384:17:44

that put him outside a bronze medal

position. -- Peter Fill is now

4:17:444:17:51

quarter of a second... I don't think

the soft snow will help in the --

4:17:514:17:57

will help him. The time has got

worse than he is now half a second

4:17:574:18:01

off the pace, pushing him down to

about fourth or fifth position. Last

4:18:014:18:04

jump, Peter Fill lands and crosses

the line. He has missed the medals,

4:18:044:18:12

he is sixth, 0.83 the pace. Max

Franz, was a bronze medallist at the

4:18:124:18:27

World Championships in San Moritz

last February in the World

4:18:274:18:33

Championship downhill.

4:18:334:18:38

Championship downhill. He heads down

onto the Dragon Bridge, a high line

4:18:384:18:41

for Max Franz, getting bounced

around by the bumps and ruts

4:18:414:18:46

underfoot, but at least they are

visible. You can see clearly.

4:18:464:18:51

Visibility is absolutely perfect

today, not a breath of wind. We have

4:18:514:18:55

the full Olympic downhill. There

were fears that we may have a

4:18:554:18:58

shortened run, a subdued version.

But no signs of that. Max Franz is

4:18:584:19:06

absolutely throwing everything,

heart and soul, into this downhill

4:19:064:19:09

run. Almost came a cropper there,

0.34 off the pace at the last

4:19:094:19:14

intermediate. The jumping isn't too

clever from Max Franz. Top three on

4:19:144:19:22

the bottom left of your screen. Max

Franz goes in towards the blue

4:19:224:19:28

Dragon Valley, down to the magic

tree. This secretary which has

4:19:284:19:33

needed to be protected while they

built and prepared this Olympic

4:19:334:19:39

downhill track. A massive jump from

Max Franz, similar to what we saw

4:19:394:19:48

from Matthias Mayer in the combined

stage, the downhill stage of the

4:19:484:19:53

combine. Hasn't done him any damage.

He's just 1.3 off the pace. Out of

4:19:534:19:58

the medal chances here, Max Franz,

just one more opportunity for the

4:19:584:20:03

mighty Austrians, with Vincent

Kriechmayr next. Too many errors for

4:20:034:20:11

Max Franz. Vincent Kriechmayr from

Austria. The quickest in final

4:20:114:20:18

training.

4:20:184:20:24

training. He can't be disregarded.

He is a light, nimble but immensely

4:20:244:20:28

quick downhill skier.

4:20:284:20:33

quick downhill skier. Kriechmayr as

a good line into the Dragon Ridge.

4:20:344:20:36

Just about, moved his shoulder clear

of the final gate of that section.

4:20:364:20:43

The Austrian is starting to pay

close attention to the big screen at

4:20:434:20:48

the foot of the mountain. The next

split is key. 35.73 four Svindal,

4:20:484:20:57

35.794

4:20:574:21:02

35.794 Kriechmayr -- 30 5.79 four

Kriechmayr. He is throwing

4:21:034:21:09

everything at this Olympic downhill

course as he comes into the Paradise

4:21:094:21:12

turn. He might have gone slightly

lower than the ideal racing line. We

4:21:124:21:16

will wait for the split as he comes

down towards the blue Dragon Valley.

4:21:164:21:20

The speed is OK. Kriechmayr is now

half a second off. The Paradise turn

4:21:204:21:29

took its toll on his chance for a

medal. He just drifted to low after

4:21:294:21:33

the right foot element. Double jump

there. A hop and a skip before he

4:21:334:21:42

prepares for the last element.

4:21:424:21:48

prepares for the last element. He's

too far removed, I think, to push

4:21:484:21:51

for a medal now. It is so tight at

the top, the top three separated by

4:21:514:21:58

just 0.1 eight. Vincent Kriechmayr

might be the best Austrian. He is

4:21:584:22:02

seventh, but that is scant

consolation because he is out of the

4:22:024:22:04

medals. 35-year-old Aksel Lund

Svindal is the Olympic downhill

4:22:044:22:10

challenge. It is a Norwegian 1-2.

Switzerland getting amongst the

4:22:104:22:17

medals. Beat Feuz has the bronze.

World Cup wins, been their review

4:22:174:22:23

time to know how that feels. This is

different. It is one of those things

4:22:234:22:28

you keep looking up the hill because

you want to make sure it's real, no

4:22:284:22:33

one a skiing faster. This is fun.

STUDIO: And he will get the freedom

4:22:334:22:39

of Norway because not only is he the

oldest guy ever to win that, it is

4:22:394:22:43

no way's first victory, and the

Alpine downhill for men is the only

4:22:434:22:47

title they have never won. Wow!

4:22:474:22:55

title they have never won. Wow!

13

Olympic medals and not this one for

4:22:554:22:57

Aamodt. Wets how popular a win

amongst the whole Alpine fraternity,

4:22:574:23:04

not just amongst the Norwegians?

They love this guy.

4:23:044:23:10

He has overcome so much. From here

to his Achilles, he has smashed up

4:23:104:23:14

every part of his body. He has had

multiple surgeries and has fought

4:23:144:23:18

back to the sport he loves. This is

potentially his last ever Olympics,

4:23:184:23:22

so to come away with his gold is

amazing.

He really pushed it. We

4:23:224:23:27

talked about Franz Klammer's run in

1976, and he was on the tails of his

4:23:274:23:33

skis, giving it all.

He was not

overturning on the soft snow, he was

4:23:334:23:40

flattening the skis as soon as he

could. The tips coming up, but

4:23:404:23:43

always fighting for the aerodynamic

position. It wasn't clean or

4:23:434:23:47

perfect, but the winner wasn't going

to be the guy who came down over

4:23:474:23:51

skiing it, it was the guy who just

charged and went for it. You made a

4:23:514:23:56

great point that this is one of the

downhill is for men that has more

4:23:564:24:02

turns, but he was able to work it

down, using gravity, and from this

4:24:024:24:08

section, he was invincible, so fast

down here, just loose, like he is

4:24:084:24:14

skiing on eggshells, losing snow

contact there, but not fighting what

4:24:144:24:17

the skis want to do, which is to go

straight downhill.

Huge flight. He

4:24:174:24:22

is a two-time world champion but no

global medals in downhill since

4:24:224:24:26

2014. He missed the podium

completely in all of his events in

4:24:264:24:31

the last Olympics. Some people

thought it was all over at that

4:24:314:24:34

point.

He is one of the guys on the

World Cup tour who wasn't able to

4:24:344:24:38

come and do a recce of the track.

Jansrud, his team-mate, did that and

4:24:384:24:46

they do help each other. Ironically,

the one person who challenged

4:24:464:24:52

Svindal today was Jansrud. He

charged the halfway point and then

4:24:524:24:56

Jansrud gave it to Svindal.

He had

half a second.

On this downhill,

4:24:564:25:01

that was an eternity. Then a few

heavy edge sets, working against

4:25:014:25:08

gravity, and you can see he just

lost speed. A really good run.

4:25:084:25:13

Technically, a lot cleaner in the

air. He was able to land with a nice

4:25:134:25:19

flat ski. That was a substantial

lead, but at the end of that term,

4:25:194:25:23

tipping inside with the inside

shoulder, the weight transfers off

4:25:234:25:26

the outside ski and it isn't able to

power any more.

Apart from that

4:25:264:25:32

wobble, his looked the tidy run, by

far, and it was slower.

I have had

4:25:324:25:38

runs where I got down and thought,

that was amazing, turn to look at

4:25:384:25:42

the scoreboard and I was dead slow.

Sometimes you feel fast and you're

4:25:424:25:45

just making the gates and it's

messy, and that's the way to go.

4:25:454:25:49

That's why full risk is the way. You

have to be safe and strong enough to

4:25:494:25:53

pull it but like Svindal show today,

it is the limit you have to find.

He

4:25:534:26:02

upgraded his Sochi bronze to silver

in Pyeongchang. The world champion

4:26:024:26:06

gets on the podium here. For quite a

long time, all of Switzerland might

4:26:064:26:10

have thought that Beat Feuz had

this.

Me too. He was skiing well in

4:26:104:26:16

training. He was standing up to not

give his time away to the other

4:26:164:26:21

competitors. It was quite

uncharacteristic today, made a lot

4:26:214:26:24

of mistakes and looked like he was

trying too hard, for me. I'm picking

4:26:244:26:27

it apart because he came third. It

was incredible. Beat Feuz was going

4:26:274:26:35

for the win today, and instead of

trusting his instincts, he tried a

4:26:354:26:38

little too hard. 110% goes against

your speed.

We mentioned some of the

4:26:384:26:45

greats of the sport, Fritz Strobl,

Franz Klammer and Killie, but this

4:26:454:26:53

guy, Beat Feuz, one day for him, but

Svindal surely fits in with those

4:26:534:26:56

legends of the sport. It is entirely

appropriate that he wins this one,

4:26:564:27:03

surely.

Someone who has overcome so

much adversity and put their body on

4:27:034:27:07

the line for so many years with so

much talent deserves to have an

4:27:074:27:11

Olympic gold. It was a gaping hole

for him and now it is filled.

I

4:27:114:27:14

can't wait for the men's Super-G

tomorrow. Speed event after speed

4:27:144:27:18

event. Sometimes the weather does

what in our favour. Chemmy, thank

4:27:184:27:22

you. Alpine headline makers are

go-go, but there are plenty of

4:27:224:27:26

others across the whole Olympic

programme.

4:27:264:27:32

programme. Britain's Dom Parsons is

in the hunt for the medal at the

4:27:324:27:35

halfway stage of the men's skeleton.

He's in place, three hundredths of a

4:27:354:27:40

second away from bronze. The British

men made it to make wins out of

4:27:404:27:44

three in the round-robin stage of

the Carling. Kyle Smith is ayes team

4:27:444:27:50

beat Japan 6-5, a very tight one.

But -- of the curling. Eve

4:27:504:28:02

Muirhead's team suffered their first

loss, 7-4 down against the USA.

4:28:024:28:06

Mixed fortunes for Eve and women.

Mikaela Shiffrin, as you saw, has

4:28:064:28:13

her first gold of these games, with

the American producing a superb

4:28:134:28:16

second run to win the giant slalom.

And 35-year-old Aksel Lund Svindal

4:28:164:28:25

has become the oldest ever gold

medallist in Alpine skiing. Some

4:28:254:28:33

more news from today concerns IOC

member Adam Pengilly, who has been

4:28:334:28:38

sent home from Pyeongchang following

an altercation with a security

4:28:384:28:40

guard. A spokesperson said:

4:28:404:28:46

He has apologised for swearing at

the official but denies any physical

4:29:014:29:05

altercation, insisting, at no point

did I touch. The former skeleton

4:29:054:29:08

slider told us, this was my mistake

and I am sorry. I have spoken about

4:29:084:29:15

IOC members being held to a higher

standard and I have let myself and

4:29:154:29:18

others down. Now, there is a

magnificent grandeur to men against

4:29:184:29:26

mountain in the men's downhill, but

it is completely bonkers in the next

4:29:264:29:29

sport we will be seen. It is of

course snowboard cross. From the

4:29:294:29:34

sublime to the wonderfully

ridiculous, you might say. It is not

4:29:344:29:38

for the faint-hearted. I like to

call it the Forrest Gump of the

4:29:384:29:42

events at the Winter Olympics,

because you just never know what

4:29:424:29:44

you're going to get.

Merciless

format. It is a beautiful thing.

4:29:444:29:54

This is far from being over.

It's

going to be difficult to catch. This

4:29:544:30:04

boy has so much board speed. This is

very tight. The Italian has gone

4:30:044:30:08

down. Wow!

To talk about this, Ben

Kilner has joined us, and Maisie

4:30:084:30:18

Potter, who actually dares to do

this event. Congratulations. Maisie,

4:30:184:30:22

you were a member of the British

men's snowboard cross -- of the

4:30:224:30:30

British snowboard cross team, but

you have hobbled up on crutches

4:30:304:30:33

because you felt trying to qualify.

This is the sport you love - what is

4:30:334:30:38

the appeal?

The unpredictability,

every race and every course is

4:30:384:30:42

different, so the athletes, we

travel, and likely with the half

4:30:424:30:45

pipe, it is similar, our courses

always different, which is exciting.

4:30:454:30:49

Tell me about the injury.

4:30:494:30:55

I came up short on my heel bone and

caught it and broke it.

Is your

4:30:554:31:01

season over?

I think so, it's a

rehab of 4-6 months.

Having seen

4:31:014:31:08

snowboard cross at the last three or

four Olympic Games, how did you

4:31:084:31:12

first get involved and what's the

appeal?

I really like snowboard

4:31:124:31:17

cross because it brings all the

aspects of snowboarding together.

4:31:174:31:21

You have the jumps, the calming, and

it's a head-to-head race. Its first

4:31:214:31:26

across the line. It's real racing.

It sure is, Ben, this made its debut

4:31:264:31:35

at Turin games in 2006 at

Bardonecchia and was an instant hit.

4:31:354:31:40

What's the appeal?

The fact there

are so many crashes in the sport, I

4:31:404:31:45

think it brought it to everyone's

attention. It's absolute carnage. At

4:31:454:31:49

times. But they go so fast down this

course, to go over these jumps at

4:31:494:31:57

the speed they do, it takes

remarkable talent. It's a great

4:31:574:32:04

spectacle.

Apart from the injuries,

what's the hardest thing to handle

4:32:044:32:08

about the sport?

That's a good

question. I would say adapting

4:32:084:32:14

quickly, which is where the

experience comes into play. The more

4:32:144:32:17

courses you have ridden, the more

they reappear again, so you learn to

4:32:174:32:21

adapt quicker to that particular

course.

Anybody who skis and

4:32:214:32:26

snowboards is used to concentrating

on their own game, as it were. You

4:32:264:32:29

have to find your way down the

course, but at any point somebody

4:32:294:32:33

could cross your mind or bump you.

That's the brutal aspect of the

4:32:334:32:38

sport, things can be out of your

control and you can lose your place

4:32:384:32:42

in the final. It's definitely

emotional sometimes.

Amazingly,

4:32:424:32:47

given the heron scaring nature of

the racing, there has been

4:32:474:32:50

remarkable

4:32:504:32:55

remarkable consistency to the

Olympics so far.

4:32:564:33:02

Seth Wescott for America

winning and 2006 and 2010.

4:33:024:33:04

And now Frenchman Pierre Vaultier

is back again trying to defend

4:33:044:33:07

the title he won in Sochi.

4:33:074:33:09

But, in this sport,

nothing's a done deal.

4:33:094:33:10

We recommend that

you do not look away.

4:33:104:33:12

Tim Warwood and Ed Leigh

in the commentary box.

4:33:124:33:16

COMMENTATOR: Pierre Vaultier, Kevin

Hill, red and green, but Jarryd

4:33:164:33:23

Hughes is closest to the camera.

I

was going to say, keep your eye on

4:33:234:33:27

the Australian closest to the camera

there. In the black bib on the

4:33:274:33:34

right-hand side of the screen.

It

was a long one. It's between one and

4:33:344:33:40

four seconds that they can leave the

gate. It's a random opening. Jarryd

4:33:404:33:44

Hughes, what a start from the white

bib of the Austrian. He is lowest

4:33:444:33:55

seed, 24th, but he is very quick

with the Olympic champion reeling

4:33:554:34:03

him in. They are jostling for

position trying to close the door on

4:34:034:34:07

each other. Nothing too tight yet.

They are coming into this

4:34:074:34:17

They are coming into this huge

booter with Pierre Vaultier with a

4:34:184:34:22

beautiful jump to go ahead of the

family. Jarryd Hughes jostling for

4:34:224:34:26

third place on the inside,

desperately wants that from Markus

4:34:264:34:30

Schairer.

The Austrian in the yellow

bib will not let it go easily.

4:34:304:34:35

Jarryd Hughes knuckled that one.

Pierre Vaultier has enough distance

4:34:354:34:40

to make sure he doesn't get dragged

down by the others. A brilliant

4:34:404:34:45

race. Oh, oh! Bat was huge. An

enormous crash there. Pierre

4:34:454:34:55

Vaultier first, Jarryd Hughes in

second and Haemmerle in third. But

4:34:554:35:02

the blue bib has pulled up

straightaway. Pierre Vaultier

4:35:024:35:08

looking majestic, bossing this heat.

The back protector will have done

4:35:084:35:15

its job there, that's for sure.

Let's hope so. We go back to the

4:35:154:35:23

top, Nikolay Olyunin. And the

precocious young Frenchman, Merlin

4:35:234:35:29

circuit, living up to the hype

bestowed upon him by some of the

4:35:294:35:32

greats of snowboard cross. Cameron

Bolton and Alex Pullin, the two

4:35:324:35:38

Australians both there in blue and

yellow. Michele Godino in the black

4:35:384:35:43

bib.

4:35:434:35:48

That's the gate, and they are in.

Nikolay Olyunin is out in front,

4:35:544:36:02

even though Merlin Surget get was

good. Merlin circuit just

4:36:024:36:13

good. Merlin circuit just behind

Bolton as they going to the front.

4:36:174:36:20

All fit into the back as we get

first and second with a tiny bit of

4:36:204:36:24

daylight. Merlin Surget going low on

his heels.

He will not let this one

4:36:244:36:34

slip I don't think.

Lovely work from

Alex Pullin squashing the job.

4:36:344:36:37

Nikolay Olyunin opening to the tight

left-hander. More than 90 degrees

4:36:374:36:43

round that corner.

Cameron Bolton

going from second to fifth in a

4:36:434:36:48

heartbeat. Keep your eye on the blue

bib of Cam Bolton. We have seen

4:36:484:36:59

people pass here, so there is a

battle for third. He's gone! He's

4:36:594:37:05

gone down really hard.

The two

Australians make it through behind

4:37:054:37:12

the Russian. Nikolay Olyunin in

first, Alex Pullin second, Cam

4:37:124:37:16

Bolton third.

4:37:164:37:26

Bolton third. And Michele Godino

went down very hard.

That jump, we

4:37:264:37:29

have seen a lot of people struggle

with it. At this point in the race

4:37:294:37:33

your adrenaline is peaking, you are

on the limit, and you are so buzzed

4:37:334:37:37

up that you just want to get in that

top three. .

The top three advanced

4:37:374:37:45

to the semifinals. I do

4:37:454:37:54

to the semifinals. I do like Mick

Dierdorff's style, keep an eye on

4:37:564:38:03

him closest to us.

4:38:034:38:10

him closest to us. I'm going to go

with the green bib of Hagan Kinney

4:38:104:38:16

and the yellow booter of Paul Berg.

And maybe Dierdorff in the white.

4:38:164:38:25

I'm pinning my tail on Mick

Dierdorff's donkey! That doesn't

4:38:254:38:29

even make sense.

The riders are

ready, watch the gate. They are

4:38:294:38:39

gone, with Dierdorff closest to the

camera, going out very well. But the

4:38:394:38:45

Canadian Christopher Robanske is out

in front. Regino Hernandez as well.

4:38:454:38:55

He's flying out in front in his

silver helmet. Dierdorff, by

4:38:554:38:58

Christopher Robanske. It's a huge

jump, and four of them are down.

4:38:584:39:05

There is going to be an incredible

race for third now. Hopefully the

4:39:054:39:09

director lets go of Regino Hernandez

and Mick Dierdorff out in front,

4:39:094:39:16

because the drama is unfolding

behind them in the battle for third.

4:39:164:39:20

It's all about qualifying in the top

three positions, advancing through,

4:39:204:39:25

get in the top three to get through

to the next round.

At some point

4:39:254:39:30

Dierdorff will glance behind him and

see there is nothing there and

4:39:304:39:33

hopefully take his foot off the gas,

because if these two start to really

4:39:334:39:37

push then they will be in danger of

knocking themselves out.

4:39:374:39:44

knocking themselves out.

The captain

takes the win. Regino Hernandez.

He

4:39:464:39:48

really popped off that.

Really

composed.

Ethic in third is the blue

4:39:484:39:56

bib of Christopher Robanske.

The

Canadian will go through. I would

4:39:564:40:00

like to see that again, because

there was a crash at the back I

4:40:004:40:05

think Hagen Kearney might have

fallen off his own accord, catching

4:40:054:40:11

his heel edge.

Spots in the finals

for the three. Who will join them?

4:40:114:40:21

The fourth and final of the quarters

will tell us as we go back to the

4:40:214:40:24

top. Martin

4:40:244:40:30

top. Martin Noerl, Baumgartner,

Perathoner,. It has to be blue and

4:40:304:40:37

yellow for me, Baumgartner and

Emanuel Perathoner.

4:40:374:40:46

Emanuel Perathoner. And the best

thing to do is fly under the radar,

4:40:464:40:49

don't be anyone's threat stop the

green bib of Ken Vuagnoux, keep an

4:40:494:41:00

eye on him.

4:41:004:41:05

eye on him. Martin Noerl doing

really well.

And Baumgartner in

4:41:064:41:08

second with the orange goggles.

Brilliantly squashed going to the

4:41:084:41:19

second knuckle, Perrott owner. Very

tight in the first three here. --

4:41:194:41:24

Emanuel Perathoner. Emanuel

Perathoner coming up the inside and

4:41:244:41:29

they are inches apart.

Baumgartner

in the blue has all the work to do.

4:41:294:41:38

Brilliant speed.

Baumgartner has

sized through them. And the white

4:41:384:41:46

booter of Anton Lindfors of

Switzerland. -- the white bib.

4:41:464:41:55

Baumgartner has gone big with the

board is coming together between

4:41:554:41:59

Emanuel Perathoner and Baumgartner.

Anton Lindfors of Finland, so close.

4:41:594:42:14

I think it was Lindfors and

Baumgartner.

Brilliant racing.

The

4:42:144:42:21

last four jobs where everything we

hoped they would be. Brilliant,

4:42:214:42:25

brilliant racing. Martin Noerl lead

for so long, taking control of the

4:42:254:42:31

race. It was so close.

Wow, Lindfors

jumping over the front of the

4:42:314:42:36

Italian. Emanuel Perathoner couldn't

do anything about it. Good clean

4:42:364:42:41

racing from all of them.

Brilliant

racing. This is why we love boarder

4:42:414:42:45

cross.

4:42:454:42:47

Pierre Vaultier is the defending

Olympic champion. The five-time

4:42:514:42:56

overall World Cup winner and

reigning world champion is in there.

4:42:564:42:59

Nikolay Olyunin, the Russian has

looked invincible so far. The two

4:42:594:43:04

Australians, Cameron Bolton and Alex

Pullin, Austrian Haemmerle and then

4:43:044:43:08

Jarryd Hughes. Hughes is closest to

us. Pierre Vaultier was like

4:43:084:43:16

lightning out of the gates as they

free fall into the first feature,

4:43:164:43:19

the bird bath.

Pierre Vaultier out

in the lead. Look how he is

4:43:194:43:25

extending it.

Aleksandar Haemmerle

in the white bib and then Jarryd

4:43:254:43:31

Hughes in third. But it's about to

start moving, pulling in the yellow

4:43:314:43:37

bib. Pierre Vaultier looking

comfortable, moving into the

4:43:374:43:44

slipstream.

The two Australians move

in together. Alex Pullin and Bolton.

4:43:444:43:49

Jarryd Hughes in second position.

Keep an eye on Aleksandar Haemmerle

4:43:494:43:55

in the white bib. Going hard and low

on the outside. Bolton pulling and

4:43:554:44:00

looking to go long. What a fantastic

race. Jarryd Hughes leading as

4:44:004:44:06

Pierre Vaultier tries to hold him.

Pierre Vaultier is down! Aleksandar

4:44:064:44:11

Haemmerle as well.

We have the two

Australians, Alex Pullin and Jarryd

4:44:114:44:17

Hughes. These two have beef but they

will make it through and it's a yard

4:44:174:44:21

sale for third place with everyone

else going down. I think the Olympic

4:44:214:44:25

champion went down of his own

accord. I don't think there was any

4:44:254:44:28

kind of coming together. I can't see

from here, but I think it's Pierre

4:44:284:44:34

Vaultier who is up. It is!

It is

Pierre Vaultier, the Olympic

4:44:344:44:39

champion, playing his get out of

jail free card. We saw Haemmerle go

4:44:394:44:44

down and hit the outside of the net.

I think it was him who took out the

4:44:444:44:48

Russian, Nikolay Olyunin. Pierre

Vaultier is more than 20 seconds

4:44:484:44:53

behind but he's not against the

clock. And look at the body language

4:44:534:44:57

between these two. Pierre Vaultier

loses the leads to Jarryd Hughes.

4:44:574:45:04

And Haemmerle on the outside... It

is over jumped by Nikolay Olyunin.

4:45:044:45:11

Nikolay Olyunin tries to go around

the top and as Pierre Vaultier came,

4:45:114:45:15

his tale took out the front of

Nikolay Olyunin's board.

Did you see

4:45:154:45:21

Alex Pullin had to ride through

Pierre Vaultier. It was like NASCAR

4:45:214:45:25

racing. He was holding his line

while Pierre Vaultier, he knows of

4:45:254:45:30

Pierre Vaultier's board was spinning

around his leg. He has had to hop up

4:45:304:45:36

and strap back in. Pierre Vaultier

pretty confident he has made it down

4:45:364:45:40

in third. No photo finish for his

finals qualification. But it doesn't

4:45:404:45:46

matter. These three will have the

opportunity to battle it out for

4:45:464:45:54

medals in the men's snowboard cross

finals.

4:45:544:45:56

Gametime. The adrenaline kicks in.

Christopher Robanske E, Anton

4:46:044:46:11

Lindfors

4:46:114:46:16

Lindfors in white, -- Christopher

Robanske. It was another long wait.

4:46:174:46:25

Anton Lindfors drops out of the sky

closest to us. Regina Hernandez in

4:46:254:46:30

the red bib.

He is gone. Christopher

Robanske.

4:46:304:46:40

Robanske. Baumgartner.

The two North

Americans chasing down with the

4:46:404:46:43

Spaniard. But look how wide Robanske

has gone. It is a great move from

4:46:434:46:49

Baumgartner, underneath Hernandez,

as they go down that enormous step

4:46:494:46:52

down and into the big, sweeping

right-hander.

Baumgartner, the

4:46:524:46:59

champion, leading. The blue bib of

Robanske... And we have lost

4:46:594:47:08

someone.

I think it was the white

bib of Anton Lindfors. Oh, no!

4:47:084:47:17

Lindfors clips Robanske, as they

came through. Dominoes, just taking

4:47:174:47:24

each other out there. There is no

sign of anyone behind him. There has

4:47:244:47:29

been more drama for second and

third.

All of a sudden, we are not

4:47:294:47:33

looking at the camera angle. Where

is Baumgartner?

I have just seen him

4:47:334:47:41

raise his hands into the air for

second place.

What on earth happened

4:47:414:47:49

there?

Goodness only knows. The

director has lost everyone, they are

4:47:494:47:55

so spaced out. I can see the place

out of the window.

It is the black

4:47:554:48:07

Cape of Mick Dierdorff.

As we have

said -- the black bib.

That race

4:48:094:48:19

will also be under review by the

jury he had to try to figure out

4:48:194:48:22

exactly what went on. We lost it

here in the commentary booth.

4:48:224:48:32

here in the commentary booth.

That

was Mick Dierdorff that went down

4:48:324:48:34

there.

He has come from last place.

And Robanske...

He takes down the

4:48:344:48:47

German.

4:48:474:48:52

German. Christopher Robanske takes

out Martineau.

They were carrying

4:48:554:49:02

way too much speed. -- Martin

knurled...

4:49:024:49:20

knurled... Regina -- regina

Hernandez makes the final, as does

4:49:204:49:24

Baumgartner and Mick Dierdorff. A

fantastic view from the helicopter

4:49:244:49:30

appear of this spectacular course.

Back up to the top. Six men, three

4:49:304:49:37

medals, who will take it?

I am

looking forward to this. This will

4:49:374:49:42

have plenty of action, like a higher

price clothing sale. Jarryd Hughes

4:49:424:49:51

in the white.

Mick Dierdorff in the

black.

4:49:514:49:58

black.

There he is, the Olympic

champion, in the red, Pierre

4:49:584:50:01

Vaultier.

So slick, so fast, so

quick on the start. And so is this

4:50:014:50:08

man, regina Hernandez. He has been

breathtaking out of the gate. --

4:50:084:50:17

regina

4:50:174:50:23

regina Hernandez Nick Baumgartner is

ready for this. On the outside, the

4:50:234:50:29

man who has raced so well this

season, Alex pulling, also

4:50:294:50:38

season, Alex pulling, also known as

Cumpy. Listen to the noise. -- Alex

4:50:384:50:44

pulling.

4:50:444:50:49

pulling. Jarrod in the close is

lying to us.

Hernandez getting out

4:50:524:50:56

well, Pullin getting out well.

Vaultier get out into the lead.

4:50:564:51:05

There is daylight between him and

Jarrod use.

Baumgartner is out on

4:51:054:51:10

the outside making up some places.

Jarrod use Thaksin behind Vaultier,

4:51:104:51:18

trying to get some slipstream.

Pullin is enforced as Hernandez goes

4:51:184:51:26

massive.

Three men down. It is a

question of who is taking which

4:51:264:51:31

colour of medal. Pierre Vaultier is

out in front, Jarryd Hughes goes

4:51:314:51:36

high, Hernandez, through the home

straight, through the whale tail.

4:51:364:51:46

Can Jarrod use defender silver medal

position? This is going to go to a

4:51:464:51:50

photo finish.

They will hit the jump

at the same time the bottom.

It is

4:51:504:51:58

formation flying. Pierre Vaultier

makes it two gold medals in a row,

4:51:584:52:04

back-to-back, Sochi and Korea. He

was breathtaking. No one can hold a

4:52:044:52:10

candle to the Frenchman. Let's take

a look back at his action. What a

4:52:104:52:15

great race. Vaultier led from the

start. So much on that jump. We have

4:52:154:52:23

seen a lot of people come down

there. Pullin was in fourth

4:52:234:52:28

position. He went down.

The two

Americans got up so quick.

And it is

4:52:284:52:35

a great race down the finishing

straight between Hernandez and

4:52:354:52:39

Hughes. Ultimately, the Australian

prevailed.

What a race! Smiles all

4:52:394:52:45

round. Double Olympic champion

there, Pierre Vaultier. Official

4:52:454:52:55

results are in, and they look like

that. Alex pulling did not finish.

4:52:554:53:01

-- Alex Pullin. Hernandez in bronze.

Jarrod use, silver, and a gold medal

4:53:014:53:13

goes to Pierre Vaultier.

STUDIO: And

Vaultier becomes the second Olympic

4:53:134:53:17

champion to successfully defend the

title in four editions of this one,

4:53:174:53:20

all the more remarkable when it is

such an unpredictable sport. Maisie,

4:53:204:53:24

what was your impression of what was

an is amazing final.

Plenty of

4:53:244:53:35

crashes which I am sure everyone

will want to see. The final was

4:53:354:53:38

quite clean. The first three raced

really well.

Speaking of crashing,

4:53:384:53:44

Pierre Vaultier was involved in one

in the semifinal. It was confusing

4:53:444:53:47

but he had to get up and get to the

bottom in order to secure his place

4:53:474:53:52

in the final.

He got out in front in

the final, which is almost a safe

4:53:524:53:56

place to be. You want to get away

from the crowd as much as you can.

4:53:564:54:05

Pierre has had a history of

injuries. I think he broke his back,

4:54:054:54:10

and he had a recent injury in 2014.

The last Olympics, he raced without

4:54:104:54:18

an ACL.

Could this be! There was one

broken bone that we know of. Nikolay

4:54:184:54:26

Olyunin, the silver medallist in

Sochi, we have heard he broke his

4:54:264:54:29

leg. You are a tough lot!

I guess

so!

Tell me what you thought of the

4:54:294:54:37

course itself. It was a big course

they had to race. What were the

4:54:374:54:40

components that will have taken them

by surprise?

I guess, the whole

4:54:404:54:46

course was big. There was no easy

section. You had to be on the whole

4:54:464:54:51

time, be really big movements on

those jumps. There is a lot of kick

4:54:514:54:57

in them, as you can see. The start

section was impressive, with a three

4:54:574:55:03

metre drop.

A big drop. You have to

hit everything at top speed here,

4:55:034:55:07

then, don't you?

Yes, even in

training, when the guys are going

4:55:074:55:12

down the course of the full-time at

full speed, they have to fully

4:55:124:55:16

commit to it right from the start,

and I think you were saying earlier

4:55:164:55:18

that some of the women have not yet

completed the course in training.

4:55:184:55:24

Some of the girls have been

struggling a little bit, but just

4:55:244:55:29

because it's the Olympics. It's

obviously a lot bigger, but we have

4:55:294:55:34

had a couple more training days for

that reason.

What gives this guy

4:55:344:55:39

Vaultier the charmed life in this

sport, and consistency, when all

4:55:394:55:43

around him, every sporting chaos? Is

he the one?

He has good board

4:55:434:55:49

control. His technique is perfect.

When he gets into traffic, he does

4:55:494:55:54

seem to just get through it. It does

not faze him too much.

Ben, you are

4:55:544:56:00

a half pipe specialist to try, but

have you had a go?

I did it in the

4:56:004:56:05

youth Olympics a long time ago. That

was my last time.

4:56:054:56:14

was my last time. I thought it was

not from me and that I would've

4:56:144:56:18

backed -- that I would go back to

half pipe.

Tomorrow, we're looking

4:56:184:56:24

forward to seeing

4:56:244:56:30

forward to seeing Zoe Lee

Gillings-Brier in her fourth games.

4:56:314:56:32

There is a feeling that

4:56:324:56:43

There is a feeling that Lindsay

Jacobellis can make amends this

4:56:434:56:44

time. Is it possible?

She is one of

the ones to watch. She has been

4:56:444:56:49

hunting that gold for long enough

now. It would be great if she could

4:56:494:56:54

finish a career with that goal. We

have some other girls who are very

4:56:544:56:57

dominant. One from Italy who has

been strong in the last World Cup,

4:56:574:57:01

back-to-back wins, and confident

going into these games. The

4:57:014:57:09

going into these games. The Olympic

and world champion as well.

We have

4:57:104:57:13

seen defending champions come back

and are somehow able to produce

4:57:134:57:16

their best once again. Either Sam

Kovar, for those who don't know how,

4:57:164:57:22

what would be the characteristics by

which she separates herself from the

4:57:224:57:27

other riders?

She is very strong,

and I would say the bottom section

4:57:274:57:31

is her strength. Like Pierre, she

stays flat on her board.

Looking

4:57:314:57:39

forward to it. Maisie, thanks very

much indeed. A good day for France,

4:57:394:57:43

and also for both Norway and for

Germany, because they have now

4:57:434:57:50

surpassed their total of eight gold

medals at the last games and they

4:57:504:57:53

are on their way, perhaps, to a

record equalling 12. Well played to

4:57:534:57:58

Germany, giving very well at the

top. Today at the

4:57:584:58:08

top. Today at the Games, live at

7pm. At APN, Winter Olympics Extra.

4:58:084:58:14

We have the women's slalom and

amends Super-G.

4:58:144:58:22

amends Super-G. -- APM. We will see

you for more, and the best is yet to

4:58:224:58:30

come, I expect. That's all for now.

Goodbye. COMMENTATOR:

Jacobellis is

4:58:304:58:38

down!

Oh my goodness! Talk about

saving the best till last. The

4:58:384:58:46

gamble may be paying for Aksel Lund

Svindal. Lightning quick.

Mikaela

4:58:464:58:52

Shiffrin!

Musgrave announces his

arrival at the top of the sport.

4:58:524:58:58

What a finish that was! Theresa come

on,

4:58:584:59:00

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine host live coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The afternoon's live events include men's ice hockey and the fast, furious and thrilling luge team relay, where Germany are favourites to retain their Olympic title. There is also a chance to catch up with what has happened earlier in the day, including the conclusion of the pairs' figure skating and the men's alpine skiing super-G.


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