BBC Two Day 7: Andrew Musgrave for GB in 15km Cross-Country Skiing Winter Olympics


BBC Two Day 7: Andrew Musgrave for GB in 15km Cross-Country Skiing

06:00-09:15: Live coverage of day seven, as Britain's Andrew Musgrave competes in the men's 15km cross-country skiing. And there is women's curling and men's ice hockey.


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Drama! Jacobellis is down! Oh, my

goodness, talk about saving the best

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till last.

Gloria

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till last.

Gloria -- Gloria Stanwood

from Marcel Hirscher love.

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What a finish that was!

Welcome to another huge day of

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winter sport here, and it's another

lovely, sunny day in Pyeongchang,

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but don't be fooled, the hat is

staying on because it still chilly

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out here. But we have plenty to keep

us warm, because it doesn't slow

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down at the Winter Olympics and one

man's as certainly not been slowing

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down, Dom Parsons. He has one Team

GB's first medal of these Olympic

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Games, with bronze in the skeleton.

Incredible stuff. Huge celebrations

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as a lubricious here also the South

Korea's Yun Sung-bin, who won gold

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in that event. We will hopefully

have Dom and fellow GB skeleton

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athlete Jerry Rice on the balcony

later. Here is what else is coming

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up on day seven here in Pyeongchang.

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Andrew Musgrave, fresh from a

British best seventh in the

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skiathlon, goes in the lung bursting

15km free, his favoured event. You

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know the result, but we will show

you how it unfolded as Dom Parsons

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took a historic bronze medal in the

men's skeleton. We were had up to

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the Phoenix Snow Park for the chaos

that is snowboard cross. Today, it's

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the women. And we will be back on

the eyes to see if the Olympic

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athletes from Russia could bounce

back when they face Slovenia in

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group B.

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group B. We will shortly be going to

the cross-country skiing.

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Andrew Musgrave learned his trade in

the village of Huntly just outside

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Aberdeen. He now comes to his third

Olympic Games, with his sights set

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on a medal. He has already made

history here in Pyeongchang, his

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seventh place finish in the

skiathlon was the best finish by a

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British cross-country skier ever. He

was at one point second in the race,

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but he just couldn't quite hang on.

Kruger had an incredible race. He

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had fallen at the first and had to

come from all the way back to claim

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gold. Now it's to the 15km,

Musgrave's favourite event in

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Pyeongchang. The races start with

32nd intervals, with the fastest

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winning gold. Let's head to the

Alpensia Cross-Country Centre and

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your commentator, Rob Walker, for

what could be another thrilling race

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here in Pyeongchang.

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Good afternoon from Pyeongchang,

good morning if you are already up

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and about back home as we watch

Sergio Rigoni head out onto the

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course. This day seven of the

Alpensia Cross-Country Centre. It's

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the men's 15 free, a race in which

Andrew Musgrave has a genuine chance

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of securing a moment of sporting

history for himself and Great

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Britain. He smashed the previous

best British performers, his own

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from Sochi when he finished seventh

in that skiathlon. This is his best

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opportunity to fulfil a lifelong

dream. He will be the 56th starter.

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This is a dream that saw him move

his entire life to Norway to live,

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train, eat and study with the best.

He has not only earned the respect

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of the Norwegians, but he has shown

it's possible for a British

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cross-country skier to be regarded

as world class. This is the son of

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the legendary and is Veerpalu, who

got medals from 1992 to 2010. We

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will focus on the starters in a

while. Andrew Musgrave knows this

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will be tough today. He has to have

the right race in the right

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conditions, and he will need to

control his nerves. Joining me in

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the commentary box, we have been

sitting here for over an hour,

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desperate for this race to start. It

is Ollie Williams. Ollie, we have a

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massive contingent of high-class

Norwegians here, but Andrew Musgrave

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has a genuine chance. When he starts

at around 3.28, he needs the race of

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his life.

He does. Competitors are

going off every 30 seconds. It is a

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time trial. It doesn't matter where

you are in relation to anyone else

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on the course, it's your time when

you finish. Musgrave is halfway

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through the 15 or so seeds that have

been staggered every minute. By

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about 320 local time, 6.24 U, we

will be seeing them. You need to

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focus on the spit times as we go

through and your finish on time at

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the end. We need to see Andrew

Musgrave pretty far out in front of

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anyone who came before him by the

time he crosses that finishing line

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for him to have any chance, because

he will have six or seven more top

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skiers coming after him who are

going to have a chance. So he needs

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to be leading when he comes through

to have any chance of finishing with

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a medal. There are a lot of people

who could win here. Dario Cologna is

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the example from Sochi, going for

the chance to be the first man to

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win a single cross-country event

three times in a row in an Olympics.

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But everyone looks like they might

have a weakness.

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have a weakness. Maybe Cologna has

skied a little too much this season.

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It is possible.

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It is possible. The seeds start at

numbers 42 to 70. We have a big

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seagoing every minute. Andrew

Musgrave will be 56 on the course

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and then Cologna is second in the

welcome standing sofa. He will be

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the second last of the big seeds. No

disrespect to any of the men who

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start after the seeds combo but the

competition is laid out in such a

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way that once the last of the big

seeds comes home, and that is the

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Frenchman, bidding to become the

first French winter Olympic

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cross-country skiing champion, once

he finishes, we will know the

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line-up of the top ten. We have six

guys in this field, all six of whom

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beat Andrew Musgrave in the

skiathlon competing here, but he has

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got a chance. Baldauf moves into the

lead, but we would expect that in

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these early stages. None of the big

men are close to starting yet. This

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is his best event. Seventh in the

skiathlon was a phenomenal

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performance, upgrading the previous

best British, which was 29th, which

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was Andrew's performance in Sochi,

with which he was disappointed. He

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has been on the podium on the World

Cup circuit this year. But he still

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needs everything to go his way. He

mentioned yesterday on Twitter that

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he was nervous.

And it is good that

he is mentioning that. Andrew

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Musgrave is perennially not

satisfied. He came off the skiathlon

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with the greatest cross-country

result by a Briton ever. And he

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immediately complained about the

fact that he had not won. He did

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that to family as well as media. He

said he was frustrated that he

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didn't get it right. His coach 's

Hans Christian start time, who

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coached previously Kruger, who won

the skiathlon previously. So he

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knows his stuff. He says Andrew

Musgrave has everything he needs to

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win this. The fascinating thing for

me is that in Sochi 2014, Andrew

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Musgrave said, I bought into the

hype too much when I wasn't that

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good. It almost feels the other way

round now. Andrew Musgrave is almost

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generating the hype and saying, I

know I can win. And we almost the

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ones who have to pull back and on,

you still have nine or ten people in

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this race who theoretically should

be ahead. But the tools are in the

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tool box for this man to do it.

If

you are hearing the name Andrew

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Musgrave for the

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Musgrave for the first time, this

Swiss skier was 15th earlier in the

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season. Andrew Musgrave then came

within a second of the bronze medal.

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The difference is that this time, in

contrast to Sochi, here overtrained

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for Sochi and arrived with people

expecting great things, but his legs

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were shattered. That is a massive

lesson to learn and in these, his

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third games, he has displayed real

maturity. That is one of the French.

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Here is yet another of the Finns.

41st in the skiathlon. The big seeds

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start coming out on big 42. We have

one man coming out every 30 seconds.

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The seeds go out at one-minute

intervals.

Let me take you through a

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few of the seeds we are going to

see. You have to watch Dario

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Cologna, the winner from Vancouver

and Sochi. The reason I said I am

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not sure if he has over skied is

that he has never won a major medal

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in the same season that he has won

detoured to ski, which is like a

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mini Tour de France for skiing. He

won that season for the fourth time,

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which shows how good he is, but

there are concerns in his native

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Switzerland that every time he does

that, he doesn't have enough in the

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tank for a major event. This

Frenchman is another one I would

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pick out, he will be the last of the

seeds to go, just after 6:30am, your

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time. He would be France's first

Olympic cross-country champion in

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history if he does it and then look

at the Norwegians. We are going to

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see a couple coming up who will be

the leading Norwegians. They were

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already on the podium in the

skiathlon. Kruger will be back for

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another shot at gold. And the man

who won the sprint gets a rest today

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because Norwegian skiing is that

strong that he will be back later in

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the games. Then we get to Andrew

Musgrave. The exciting thing for us

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is that he genuinely is among the

contenders. In 15 minutes' time, we

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will see him out on course. And

Andrew Young will be right after him

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at the same time.

We have Andrew

Young and Callum Smith. All three

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Britons will be out on the course.

Callum Smith is out at around 3.45,

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our time. By sheer coincidence, they

have space to seeds out and it is

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just a sheer fluke that Andrew Young

is the next athlete out on the

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course after his friend Andrew

Musgrave. They have all come through

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that Huntley breeding ground and I

hope there will be one or two boys

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and girls, I know half term is

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and girls, I know half term is go

home, so I hope there will be a few

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who are inspired to have a crack at

Huntly. All the guys in

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Aberdeenshire have done us fantastic

job with that facility and three of

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their graduates are in Winter

Olympics action over the next hour

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and a half. It is getting blustery.

I was about to say, the wind has

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been a feature in all of the races

we have seen. We saw a biathlon race

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postponed earlier because it was so

windy. Everybody starting right now

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looks cold. I would not be holding

that phone in their hands for too

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long. It is going to be a cold race.

It is a few degrees below zero, but

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with the wind at about ten miles an

hour, it is feeling more like minus

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ten. So you want to keep warm and

jump up a little on the start line

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before you get out there. And that

is going to have an effect. It is

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not the same as a mass start, where

you are looking to get a breakaway,

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but now you have to manage those

conditions on your own

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but now you have to manage those

conditions on your own. It is a

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different mental approach.

I think

the time trial format suits and the

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Musgrave. That is Toni Livers, one

of the other Swiss athletes,

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although not the favoured Swiss,

which is Dario Cologna. The question

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is whether he is tired from the Tour

De Ski. But the element of time

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trial that works for Andrew

Musgrave, Roy Young, Andrew

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Musgrave, Roy Young, Andrew Young's

dad, says, and he has worked with

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Andrew Musgrave, he says about the

Briton, his greatest strength is his

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ability to push himself harder than

anybody else you know. That tells

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you that these kind of racist suit

Andrew Musgrave. You get some --

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these kind of racist suit him. You

get some athletes who prefer to be

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eyeball with the athletes they are

trying to beat. Musgrave has the

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ability to push himself to breaking

point.

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We are getting towards the business

end.

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end. This is Andrey Melnichenko. But

it is a style that suits Andrew

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Musgrave.

It takes away a tactic

this Norwegian team news, Kruger got

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to the front and the two Norwegians

behind him, closed ranks and held

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back on purpose to make sure Kruger

had a chance to get away. Once he

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was far enough, essentially it is

team orders, the other Norwegians

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went for it themselves and tidied up

the other medals. You cannot do that

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in a time trial. There is nothing

you can do to control your

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competitor's race. This opens it up

for Andrew Musgrave. He cannot call

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upon a team of ten skier is to help

him.

It is about the individual

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race, this one. Plenty of

opportunities to go toe to toe with

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your rivals.

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your rivals. We have mentioned

Cologna. All three Norwegians who

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produce the clean sweep are in the

race today.

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race today. Tony livers, we saw him

warming up a few moments ago.

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warming up a few moments ago. The

Swiss flags waving. The questions

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over Cologna, the big seed to go

out. Is he tired after his efforts?

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But Cologna is bidding for an

unprecedented hat-trick.

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This is Erik Buell son. One man who

isn't here,

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isn't here, even own skin and is the

reigning world champion in this

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event but after a disappointing

performance in the skiathlon where

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he finished 19th and a below par

sprint commie has decided to skip

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this one. So the reigning world

champion from Finland is not in this

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race.

Sweden, their men's team is

nowhere near as strong as the women.

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Jens Berman has been outside the top

20 in every skate we have seen this

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season.

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season. The way this will work for

the rest of the coverage of this

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race, we will get the checkpoints

along the way and we will be able to

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compare times as people come through

them. That will give you an idea but

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different athletes will take

different approaches. Because

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somebody goes through ten seconds

quicker at a certain checkpoint, it

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doesn't necessarily follow they will

be ten seconds quicker at the

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finish. In the women's event, we saw

some athletes accelerate in the

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second half of the ten kilometre

race.

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race. They talk chunks out of Marion

Bjorkman. New have to be patient and

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wait.

Charlotte Kalla who followed

up her gold medal with silver

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yesterday, went out hard in the

first lap and tried to hold on. This

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is a high-quality performer. He is

not seeded but we need to keep half

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an eye on him because he is a top

performer and he could have a

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special day here.

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If you are just waking up we have

119 men going in this race. We have

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got a group of pretty decent

athletes going out and then all the

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seeds. Then the rest. There will be

one

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one Bulgarian and after this, we

will have the first of the 15 seeds.

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This is where we will have to start

watching the clock.

Matty hiking and

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had trouble with the classic leg of

the skiathlon. He looked much better

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on the skate, which helps in button

has had a lot of trouble getting

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into the mindset so far. If he is

going to do anything, this is the

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race to do in. Mike Andrew Musgrave,

Finland is looking to him to do some

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damage.

He is a former world

champion in this event. He is in his

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third games and the first of the 15

big names out on the course. There

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will be different tactics involved.

Some will be coming through late.

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Tyler Cornfield is not one of the

seeds. We have 15 seeds to go on the

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minute with a lower ranked skier

going every half a minute to give

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the seeds one minutes of free skiing

between each other so there is not

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too much of an overlap. It will all

become clearer when we get some

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splits out on the course.

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splits out on the course.

This skier

gave up mid-race and went and sat in

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the car.

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the car. He has top-10 finishes in

the string but I am not convinced he

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will be much of a Challenger today.

We will get these updates as we go

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through. They will become much more

meaningful by the time some unlike

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Andrew Musgrave is out on the course

and we will see times of the seeds

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coming through. We expect to have a

pretty good idea just after 7am your

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time, where the medals are going.

The first of four quality in

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Norwegians, as you would expect.

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Norwegians, as you would expect. He

won the sprint in dramatic fashion a

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few days ago.

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few days ago. He was fifth in the

World Championship three years ago.

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Parisse, now the seeds have gone

out, we should see one by one, not

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in any particular order, which is

why it is an exciting race, the

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seeds producing the early mid and

late race times. Just a few minutes

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to go before Andrew Musgrave heads

out onto the course, about five

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minutes from now. If you are just

getting ready for work, the TV is on

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in the background in the lounge or

the kitchen, give us a little bit

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more time this morning. Andrew

Musgrave could be heading out onto

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the course to do very special. One

man we haven't spoken about is Denis

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Betts. He is superbly talented.

Watching the Norwegians warming up.

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He was fourth in the skiathlon and

only just missed a medal. He could

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be a bit of a dark horse to feature

on the podium, even though he's

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going out quite early.

Not least

because, Kruger had the collision at

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the start but came back to win. He

was in the collision with him and

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came back to finish fourth. So his

story at just 21 years old is almost

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as good as Kruger's from the

skiathlon. From the point of Russia,

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there will be looking at him and

saying commie he should be on the

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podium.

He is certainly capable, as

is Daniel Ricketson. He is a monster

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of a man of the leader-macro for a

Cross-Country Skiing. Maybe a shade

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past his best. If you are watching

the Andrew Musgrave heroics, very

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sensibly on a windy day, he got

behind this big Swede for much of

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the race. It is eyeballs out from

start to finish as quickly as

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possible.

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possible. There is a long way to go.

Daniel Ricketson, out onto the

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course.

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course. There he is, Marcus Halma,

Gold in this event four years ago.

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He was fourth in the World

Championships a couple of years ago

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but he is fantastic and his CV is

superb. But maybe the best days have

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come and gone.

Absolutely. Six

earlier this season is about the

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best

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best Marcus Hellner has been able to

produce. Now we have a couple more

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athletes to go out before we see

Andrew Musgrave on the start line

0:26:320:26:38

here in Pyeongchang, for the race he

says he can win.

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Another one of the Olympic athletes

and. So hard to remember to say

0:26:570:27:00

that,

0:27:000:27:05

that, Andrew Luck. He was fifth in

this event at the World

0:27:050:27:10

Championships last year. He is a

world-class clarinet player and have

0:27:100:27:15

a place at music school and had a

debate with himself and then chose

0:27:150:27:20

correctly because he is in with a

shout of winter Olympic glory.

If

0:27:200:27:25

you have got the lungs for

cross-country skiing it is a

0:27:250:27:29

transferable skill. I have not heard

his clarinet playing, but I am sure

0:27:290:27:35

it is delightful.

We have just been

talking about Spitsov and Larkov.

0:27:350:27:59

Here is Andrew Musgrave of Great

Britain. Is he at the beginning of a

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15 kilometre journey that will bring

him the glory he has sought for so

0:28:080:28:11

many years? We are not over

exaggerating, this is his best

0:28:110:28:19

distance, his best event and he has

a chance of doing something very

0:28:190:28:22

special over the next 35 minutes or

so.

His determination has exuded

0:28:220:28:29

over this Olympics. Finish seventh

in the skiathlon, but not satisfied

0:28:290:28:35

with that, even though it was a

phenomenal result for British

0:28:350:28:39

cross-country. Even watching his

face on the start line, I felt he

0:28:390:28:44

was dripping with, let me add this.

I want to prove myself of this. We

0:28:440:28:49

will find out. It is going to take

each skier 35 minutes, give or take.

0:28:490:28:56

We will find out just after 7am UK

time if Andrew Musgrave did have

0:28:560:29:01

enough.

0:29:010:29:06

He is so experienced. He finished

eighth on the final climb of the

0:29:140:29:22

toured the ski. A mention of Andrew

Young, who we will have just missed,

0:29:220:29:30

he

0:29:300:29:35

he headed out between Andrew

0:29:350:29:47

Musgrave and Jean-Marc Gaillard.

We

may have to wait seven minutes after

0:29:500:30:02

Andrew Musgrave finishes whether we

know if he is on the podium or not.

0:30:020:30:12

Kruger, flat on his face with a

broken pole 100s into that race. It

0:30:160:30:23

was an extraordinary performance.

They will go down in history.

The

0:30:230:30:28

majority of that incredible

performance happened about six

0:30:280:30:34

kilometres into that race. He was

still 40 seconds back into the

0:30:340:30:38

classic and then he cut loose. This

event is suited to him. He is a

0:30:380:30:47

World Cup winner over 15 kilometre

skater earlier this season, which is

0:30:470:30:51

the same race Musgrave finished

third. So we know Andrew Musgrave

0:30:510:30:56

can be up there with these

contenders, but we have distress,

0:30:560:31:01

Andrew Musgrave has never won a race

like this.

0:31:010:31:08

This is huge for soon Sundby. He is

still searching for his first Winter

0:31:080:31:19

Olympics idle. If he does it today,

he will be the oldest Norwegian male

0:31:190:31:24

cross-country champion for them. He

is 33, which shows you just how

0:31:240:31:28

tough it is for someone like Sundby

to yet be a winter Olympic champion.

0:31:280:31:35

There is our first split from Andrew

Musgrave. He is a little way off the

0:31:350:31:39

pace of Krogh, who lived at this

stage. But there is a long way to go

0:31:390:31:44

here and there are different tactics

employed by different skiers. As we

0:31:440:31:49

saw yesterday.

0:31:490:31:54

saw yesterday. Here is the other

medallist from the clean sweep in

0:31:550:31:58

the skiathlon, the really talented

Hans Christer Holund. He has had two

0:31:580:32:09

podiums in his first race this year.

So again, not necessarily the rock

0:32:090:32:14

star of the Norwegian team, but he

could well feature as he did on

0:32:140:32:21

Saturday.

He was worried that he

wouldn't be put into that skiathlon

0:32:210:32:25

team from Norway. He was worried

that people were saying he wasn't

0:32:250:32:29

good enough. Getting that bronze

means that now he will have a lot of

0:32:290:32:33

confidence coming into this. As you

said about Andrew Musgrave's split,

0:32:330:32:38

it is still early. Now he will be

getting feedback from the coaching

0:32:380:32:41

team and he will be kept in touch

with where he is time-wise and he

0:32:410:32:46

can adapt as he needs to. We don't

know his strategy. It is hard to

0:32:460:32:51

tell if he is in trouble at this

point or if he is just pursuing it a

0:32:510:32:55

different way. Things will become

clearer when Rick pass some of the

0:32:550:32:59

later checkpoints like this ten

kilometre checkpoint we are coming

0:32:590:33:02

up on now, where you can see some of

the early athletes starting to come

0:33:020:33:07

through.

Three big seeds have yet to

start in this massive field of

0:33:070:33:14

world-class cross-country skiers. It

is around -5. The wind at our last

0:33:140:33:20

checkpoint was 16 kilometres an hour

and it is getting blustery. That is

0:33:200:33:27

Krueger, the champion in the

skiathlon, bidding for back-to-back

0:33:270:33:30

Olympic gold medals. No one

Norwegian has won this title for 50

0:33:300:33:36

years, which I find extraordinary.

But those are the facts, so there is

0:33:360:33:40

a piece of history on the table for

the Norwegians if they can do the

0:33:400:33:44

business today.

I would be surprised

if it stays that way by the end of

0:33:440:33:50

the day, but here is a man who could

stop them winning, Dario Cologna.

0:33:500:33:56

Aiming for an unprecedented

hat-trick of victories. Gold in

0:33:560:34:01

Vancouver, gold in Sochi. And the

gold in Sochi came after he had

0:34:010:34:05

overcome a bad ankle injury earlier

in the season. That meant a

0:34:050:34:08

different approach to Sochi. He was

under raced and rested and ready. As

0:34:080:34:17

Ollie was saying earlier, this man

from Switzerland is a hugely popular

0:34:170:34:22

figure back home. The question is

whether he will be tired. Sundby is

0:34:220:34:27

searching for that elusive winter

Olympic gold medal. He is just three

0:34:270:34:33

seconds behind his compatriot,

Krogh, with a mile raced at the

0:34:330:34:37

moment and there are some big names

behind him.

0:34:370:34:48

behind him.

Interesting to see

Krogh's time holding up. Now, the

0:34:480:34:57

last of the big names.

Maurice

Manificat, fifth in the skiathlon, a

0:34:570:35:04

couple of places ahead of Andrew

Musgrave. Good work from the

0:35:040:35:08

Frenchman. He has won two World Cup

races this season, both of them over

0:35:080:35:14

15K. No disrespect to the men who

start with its 71 to 119, but all

0:35:140:35:21

the men who will feature for gold,

silver and bronze are now out on the

0:35:210:35:26

course, including Saturday's bronze

medallist Holllund, who moved to

0:35:260:35:30

third. We are still waiting for our

second split from Andrew Musgrave.

0:35:300:35:38

Interesting to see there Norwegian

flags already stacking up as we look

0:35:380:35:42

at some of the early spits. We will

wait for the six kilometres split to

0:35:420:35:47

come through.

0:35:470:35:57

There is a long way to go here.

Remember, it is 15K, four circuits

0:36:080:36:14

of 3.75 kilometres.

0:36:140:36:21

of 3.75 kilometres. Alex Harvey is

after a piece of winter Olympic

0:36:210:36:23

history as well. And he is

disappointed, because he didn't come

0:36:230:36:26

through the qualification round in

the sprint. Harvey is not far off

0:36:260:36:33

Krogh's pace. Apparently, he got hit

by an enormous gust of wind. With

0:36:330:36:38

another skier, you might think they

were making excuses. We are looking

0:36:380:36:44

at Krogh. Alex Harvey has a chance

to do something special for Canada

0:36:440:36:51

today, and he is in shape.

He had a

tough start to these Olympics. You

0:36:510:36:59

mentioned that gust of wind. He

stormed out after that and didn't

0:36:590:37:02

even speak to anybody. He will need

to refocus himself.

0:37:020:37:14

to refocus himself. Now we get to

see Dario Cologna come through the

0:37:140:37:19

first checkpoint. This will give an

indication of where he is compared

0:37:190:37:23

to the time of Krogh, one of the

younger Norwegians. It will be

0:37:230:37:30

interesting to see what his strategy

is for the rest of this 15K.

I can

0:37:300:37:36

understand the Swiss public being a

bit nervous about Cologna. But he is

0:37:360:37:43

the master of picking at the right

time. The question is whether he has

0:37:430:37:48

managed to shake off the fatigue

from that Tour De Ski in January.

0:37:480:37:55

Just an update on Andrew Musgrave.

His time at 1.5 K Rankin 42nd, 13

0:37:550:38:04

seconds off the leading time, which

is Krogh. This is the 21-year-old

0:38:040:38:10

Olympic Athlete from Russia. Now,

Manificat, last of the big names out

0:38:100:38:19

onto the course. You will hear

roaring from various coaches. And he

0:38:190:38:25

goes into the lead. He is bidding to

become the first French Olympic

0:38:250:38:31

cross-country skiing champion, which

would be an extraordinary story. You

0:38:310:38:37

could hear the coaches shouting

encouragement and information at

0:38:370:38:40

him. Information is crucial for

telling these skiers where they are

0:38:400:38:44

in relation to the others.

It is,

because you can't see them over your

0:38:440:38:52

shoulder. You have to get that

information from your coach to know

0:38:520:38:57

what your splits are looking like.

Manificat told reporters this week,

0:38:570:39:11

with the confidence I have, I have

to go for a medal. He likes this

0:39:110:39:15

individual format.

0:39:150:39:21

individual format.

Dario Cologna,

and that is Boegl.

0:39:210:39:29

and that is Boegl. Andrew Musgrave

is a little off the pace.

0:39:330:39:40

is a little off the pace. But it

would be uncharacteristic for him to

0:39:410:39:45

be struggling this early. It is his

best event. I wonder whether he has

0:39:450:39:50

decided to start a bit

conservatively and then really wind

0:39:500:39:54

it up in the second half of the

race. 1500m, you are only a tenth of

0:39:540:40:01

the way through, so there is a long

way to go, but we wouldn't want to

0:40:010:40:05

see that time drifting more than 20

seconds behind the leaders.

He would

0:40:050:40:12

be having to save a lot for the

second half of the race. Andrew

0:40:120:40:14

Young went through 32nd, compared to

42nd for Musgrave. Spitsov went

0:40:140:40:24

through 23rd. So he is not the only

one going through off the pace, that

0:40:240:40:30

it would mean now having to

absolutely accelerate and push

0:40:300:40:34

through into that six kilometre

onwards. Spitsov absolutely pulled

0:40:340:40:42

it back, but we would need to see

similar and much better from

0:40:420:40:46

Musgrave as we go through these

checkpoints.

0:40:460:40:52

This is a beautiful course. The

South Koreans have done such a good

0:40:590:41:02

job. All of the tracks are stunning

to ski. They are not bad to jog

0:41:020:41:10

around either. They have done a

superb job. There is not much wind

0:41:100:41:16

on that section of the course.

0:41:160:41:22

on that section of the course. It is

quite blustery, but on that far

0:41:220:41:25

section, it looks relatively well

sheltered.

0:41:250:41:35

I wonder whether Dario Cologna could

close in on an unprecedented

0:41:400:41:45

hat-trick. It would take each of

these guys around 35mm to complete

0:41:450:41:51

this 15K. Fergie goes into the lead

by a minute, but you would expect

0:41:510:41:58

that bearing in mind the level of

performance from the skiers who

0:41:580:42:02

headed out before the 15 seats who

are now on the course.

0:42:020:42:09

are now on the course.

When you look

at the splits, focus on the distance

0:42:110:42:14

in the bottom right-hand corner. We

will see skiers go through different

0:42:140:42:18

checkpoints. By the time we see the

top seeds going through that

0:42:180:42:25

checkpoint, we will have an idea of

where they rank.

0:42:250:42:33

We are probably a few minutes back

from seeing the likes of Dario

0:42:430:42:46

Cologna go through the same

checkpoint.

0:42:460:42:52

Andrew Musgrave has gone through in

14th place at the six K marker. In

0:42:580:43:04

time terms, he is 26 seconds off the

pace set by Halfvarsson. But one of

0:43:040:43:10

the other favourites is also a

little way off that pace. So a few

0:43:100:43:14

moments of concern here for Andrew

Musgrave, albeit he has yet to reach

0:43:140:43:20

the halfway stage. We don't know

whether he is struggling at this

0:43:200:43:26

point because we can't see him. And

maybe he had a tactic of going out

0:43:260:43:30

conservatively on the first two

circuits and winding it up in the

0:43:300:43:35

second half of the race. We will not

have to wait long to find out.

0:43:350:43:49

This is Krueger, the gold medallist

in the skiathlon. Good skiing from

0:43:500:43:56

the man who traditionally produces

his best in the classic style of

0:43:560:44:00

skiing where they stayed pretty much

in those tracks.

0:44:000:44:12

All the big names are now out on the

course.

0:44:190:44:28

course. Furger is coming in to the

finish. I am sure it will be a

0:44:280:44:32

relief. It is a pretty testing

circuit.

0:44:320:44:40

circuit. Halfvarsson has been

overtaken by Krueger.

0:44:400:44:47

It is anybody in the numbers from

the 50s onwards. You want to be

0:44:550:45:01

watching out for how they do as we

see Roman Furger crossing the

0:45:010:45:07

finishing line. He will set the

fastest time we have seen so far,

0:45:070:45:12

but to all these checkpoints now,

you see what it takes to get across

0:45:120:45:17

the finish line in this cold. We

watch Holland coming up to the six

0:45:170:45:24

kilometre checkpoint. We still have

five top athletes to come through

0:45:240:45:28

the six kilometre checkpoint where

we note Andrew Musgrave was 14th a

0:45:280:45:34

little while ago. We will let you

know once we have seen Maurice

0:45:340:45:41

Manificat come through. As we watch

Holland come through and he moves

0:45:410:45:45

into the provisional lead.

It is

Norway, first, second and third.

0:45:450:45:53

Holland, the bronze medallist from

the skiathlon, Krueger, the

0:45:530:45:59

champion. It is Norway in first,

second and third. Andrew Musgrave is

0:45:590:46:08

33 seconds off the pace. This is

Denis Spitsov coming up. I think he

0:46:080:46:15

has got a great chance because those

world under 23 championships were

0:46:150:46:20

not that long ago. He has come off

the back of some top quality racing.

0:46:200:46:28

Got on the podium with a silver. He

will be feeling pretty confident

0:46:280:46:33

after coming so close to a medal in

the skiathlon. He moves ahead of

0:46:330:46:40

Calle Halfvarsson.

Just a little

update, as we watch Alex Harvey the

0:46:400:46:52

Canada, losing time, sitting third

through six kilometres. Andrew

0:46:520:46:59

Musgrave is 30 seconds back, so it

would take some phenomenal splits to

0:46:590:47:04

the end of the race for him to have

an impact on the medals.

Especially

0:47:040:47:08

bearing in mind seven of the top

names are on an earlier section of

0:47:080:47:13

the course. We would expect the

leading time from 7.5 kilometres of

0:47:130:47:19

Calle Halfvarsson to be overtaken,

possibly by the three Norwegians who

0:47:190:47:23

got on the podium on Saturday. 68,

Dario Cologna. A popular figure in

0:47:230:47:33

Switzerland. Three winter Olympic

gold medals. He has taken the lead

0:47:330:47:37

by ten seconds. We were talking

about him being overcooked and

0:47:370:47:42

tired. That is good work from Dario

Cologna. It is only the French of

0:47:420:47:52

Maurice Manificat to come through

the checkpoint behind him.

The Swiss

0:47:520:47:59

newspaper this morning called him

the Roger Federer of snow, for what

0:47:590:48:03

he has done for so long in this

sport and we will get to see if that

0:48:030:48:10

time will outlast his rival, Maurice

Manificat, as he, the last of the

0:48:100:48:17

seeds approaches this six kilometre

split.

0:48:170:48:23

split.

Already, gasping for air. It

is a brutal sport, the ultimate test

0:48:230:48:29

of upper body, as well as the legs.

Dario Cologna, has put a marker

0:48:290:48:36

down. No man in the history of

Cross-Country Skiing has won the

0:48:360:48:41

same event three times. Dario

Cologna was victorious in Vancouver

0:48:410:48:48

and Sochi. And Maurice Manificat is

in a medal position at the moment.

0:48:480:48:52

He is in the bronze medal position.

But the man who has set the pace for

0:48:520:48:58

the first six kilometres is Dario

Cologna. He didn't have the legs in

0:48:580:49:03

the skiathlon. He couldn't go with

the Norwegians, but this is looking

0:49:030:49:07

better so far from the man from

Switzerland.

You cannot necessarily

0:49:070:49:12

tell.

0:49:120:49:21

tell. As we look at the standings,

there is plenty of Norwegian talent

0:49:210:49:27

in with a chance of a medal. But you

cannot tell just how much strategy

0:49:270:49:33

goes in. We see Andrew Musgrave,

21st at the six kilometre mark with

0:49:330:49:39

44.5 second gap and we will wait to

see how it looks around the ten

0:49:390:49:44

kilometre mark later on, as we see

some of the other finishers coming

0:49:440:49:48

through. There is so much strategy

in terms of when you decide to push

0:49:480:49:55

in this 15 kilometres. Which part of

the cause you decide to go big on.

0:49:550:49:59

You can see what it takes out of

athletes. Eventually when you have

0:49:590:50:05

finished, you get to sit in the hot

seat at the end of this and relax

0:50:050:50:09

for a little while. That is Roman

Furger, we were watching. At the

0:50:090:50:13

finish, he is your leading man, so

far. But that time will get pushed

0:50:130:50:21

further and further down as you see

those seeds come in in maybe the

0:50:210:50:24

next ten or 15 minutes.

There is

Andrey Melnichenko coming into the

0:50:240:50:30

finish. He was the 31st man out onto

the course. 29th in the skiathlon.

0:50:300:50:38

He is not going to push Roman Furger

out of the leader's chair right now.

0:50:380:50:43

From a British point of view we are

keeping an eye on Andrew Musgrave,

0:50:430:50:48

who was in 21st position and six

kilometre marker. On the button, who

0:50:480:50:56

was so good in the skiathlon on

Sunday, he cannot afford for the gap

0:50:560:51:00

to get any bigger. Andrey

Melnichenko, flat on his face. These

0:51:000:51:06

men and the women in the

cross-country races, giving

0:51:060:51:09

everything. It is a familiar sight

to see them lying horizontal on the

0:51:090:51:13

floor at the end of the race,

gasping for oxygen.

There is nothing

0:51:130:51:19

better at the end of the race than

the feeling of cold snow. You give

0:51:190:51:23

so much to it, it is the easiest way

to relax and get your breath back to

0:51:230:51:31

lie prone on the floor and get some

of the snow into your face.

0:51:310:51:42

of the snow into your face.

Lucas

Boegl, coming into the finish. Dario

0:51:420:51:50

Cologna is in the lead. Holland is

in second place with Alex Harvey the

0:51:500:51:58

Canadian in third. Still waiting for

the update on Andrew Musgrave. Our

0:51:580:52:06

last checkpoint, he was 21st. He has

moved up one place to 20th, but move

0:52:060:52:13

further behind in time from 45 to 50

seconds adrift. Halfway through the

0:52:130:52:20

rays, cannot afford that to get any

bigger. This is Krueger, the

0:52:200:52:28

magnificent champion from the

skiathlon. Denis Spitsov was in

0:52:280:52:34

seventh at the preceding checkpoint.

It gives you an indication as to how

0:52:340:52:38

many big names have yet to come

through. Denis Spitsov was leading

0:52:380:52:42

up until Krueger leading that

checkpoint at around six miles. What

0:52:420:52:48

a story it was from Krueger. He

almost contemplated not carrying on.

0:52:480:52:54

The poll was broken in the

skiathlon, flat on his face. It was

0:52:540:52:59

only the second race on the

cross-country programme here in

0:52:590:53:03

Pyeongchang. It was an indication as

to how much drama was to come and

0:53:030:53:07

how much drama we still have before

the end of the programme next

0:53:070:53:11

Sunday.

0:53:110:53:17

Sunday.

One thing that may not be

too apparent from the pictures is

0:53:170:53:21

how steep some of the hills you are

looking at. There are four loops of

0:53:210:53:27

two separate courses. Both of them

have significant elevation. This is

0:53:270:53:37

by no means flat. You see Calle

Halfvarsson at that stage, going

0:53:370:53:43

into a relatively healthy lead. When

we look back at Dario

0:53:430:53:52

we look back at Dario Cologna, you

look at the times he is putting in

0:53:520:53:56

there are only six or seven athletes

within 40 seconds of him. When we

0:53:560:54:02

see Dario Cologna coming to this

checkpoint, it will be interesting

0:54:020:54:06

to see who is in any sort of touch

with him.

We are getting to the

0:54:060:54:13

interesting part of this race now.

Hans Christer Holund, that camera

0:54:130:54:21

angle does illustrate how tough some

of these climes are. But Hans

0:54:210:54:29

Christer Holund, coming through. He

is in third place. Just drifting a

0:54:290:54:37

few seconds behind Krueger. The man

behind whom he finished in the

0:54:370:54:42

skiathlon. Great shots of the three

Norwegians on the podium. But we are

0:54:420:54:49

waiting to see Dario Cologna reach

that checkpoint.

0:54:490:54:55

that checkpoint. 66 is Alex Harvey.

Remember, Alex Harvey is after a

0:54:570:55:00

piece of history, to be the first

Canadian man to win a Winter Olympic

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Cross-Country Skiing medal. I am

sure his dad would be very proud.

0:55:050:55:09

His dad was a winter and summer

Olympian and in 1988 when Alex

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Harvey was born, his dad had the

honour of leading the athletes' out

0:55:150:55:20

at the opening ceremony in Calgary.

Now can he close in on a very

0:55:200:55:27

special performance? Andrew

Musgrave, by the way, has gone

0:55:270:55:30

through

0:55:300:55:35

through this 9.8 kilometre

checkpoint 48 seconds off the pace

0:55:380:55:40

in 18th place. It is not looking

good at the moment for Andrew

0:55:400:55:43

Musgrave. It is not looking like it

will be as good a performance as we

0:55:430:55:46

saw from him in the skiathlon on

Sunday. As far as the leaders are

0:55:460:55:52

concerned, Dario Cologna, the

charismatic man from Switzerland,

0:55:520:55:54

these checkpoints tell you how much

he has been putting away from

0:55:540:56:02

Krueger. -- pulling away. He is

almost two thirds of the way

0:56:020:56:06

through. Only Maurice Manificat, one

of the big names behind him. What a

0:56:060:56:13

performance from Dario Cologna.

Maurice Manificat is going to have

0:56:130:56:18

to find a minimum of 15 seconds to

catch up where Dario Cologna is now.

0:56:180:56:24

He has taken times out of the

Norwegians. Another sensational

0:56:240:56:35

performance from super Dario. We

still have big names on this race

0:56:350:56:40

and you cannot afford to thing you

have won. And the feedback from his

0:56:400:56:46

coach will be, you have got to keep

pushing.

Now, at the finish, the

0:56:460:56:52

seeds are beginning to come to the

end of their race. Matti Heikkinen

0:56:520:56:56

was the first seed to go out on the

course. He took the lead and Calle

0:56:560:57:03

Halfvarsson, by 0.9 of a second will

have the honour of sitting in the

0:57:030:57:09

leader's chair. Maurice Manificat,

last of the big names coming up to

0:57:090:57:13

this checkpoint. Now you get an

indication of the wind, you can see

0:57:130:57:18

the snow blowing across the course

into the faces of these Herculean

0:57:180:57:22

men, made of iron will and solid

legs. Maurice Manificat in second

0:57:220:57:30

place, 23 seconds off the pace being

set by Dario Cologna. Dario Cologna,

0:57:300:57:34

three times a winter Olympic

champion, twice in this event. He is

0:57:340:57:41

bidding for an unprecedented

hat-trick.

0:57:410:57:47

hat-trick. Dario Cologna has a

stranglehold on this, can he keep it

0:57:470:57:51

going?

When you look at this you are

two thirds through the race. Andrew

0:57:510:57:57

Musgrave, that kind of, this far

into the race is surely going to be

0:57:570:58:02

almost too much for anyone else to

pull off. That being said, as we

0:58:020:58:06

were talking about a few moments

ago, Dario Cologna cannot afford to

0:58:060:58:11

take it easy but some of his

pedigree should be able to defend a

0:58:110:58:15

wide margin like that.

Denis Spitsov

has come across the line, a fine

0:58:150:58:22

performance from the 21-year-old. He

is a star for the future. Only just

0:58:220:58:26

missed a medal in the skiathlon,

finishing in fourth. World under 23

0:58:260:58:36

silver in this event. He sets the

fastest time by 37 seconds. All the

0:58:360:58:43

best of the rest top seed still to

make their way towards the finish

0:58:430:58:47

line. If you are just waking up,

hoping to hear good news for Great

0:58:470:58:53

Britain's Andrew Musgrave, he is

just inside the top 20 with about

0:58:530:58:57

five kilometres to go of this 15

mutter course. It is not necessarily

0:58:570:59:02

looking like it will be the heretics

who saw from him in the skiathlon on

0:59:020:59:06

Sunday. -- heretics. This is

confirmation of how it stands at the

0:59:060:59:13

finish. This should be a few changes

at the top of that leader board

0:59:130:59:18

wants the big names, most notably

the four world-class Norwegians,

0:59:180:59:21

coming across the line. The

Canadian, Alex Harvey, who is in

0:59:210:59:26

with a shout for Winter Olympic

glory. Daniel Rickardsson, the huge

0:59:260:59:35

Swede, did so well to get a medal in

this event four years ago. But he

0:59:350:59:39

hasn't been in that kind of shape

this year. In fact, we should

0:59:390:59:42

mention that his journey in this

sport has been laced with tragedy.

0:59:420:59:50

He was changing attire by the side

of the road with a good friend of

0:59:500:59:53

his and both were run over

0:59:531:00:00

of the road with a good friend of

his and both were run over. His

1:00:001:00:00

friend was killed. He says he uses

his skiing as a therapy. He has been

1:00:001:00:07

on a tough journey away from the

sport. It is a good effort from

1:00:071:00:11

Daniel Rickardsson, but it won't be

a medal for him today.

This finish

1:00:111:00:16

line, likely to be the time we next

he Andrew Musgrave. We are still

1:00:161:00:21

keeping an eye out for his time. We

now watch Marcus Hellner, a real

1:00:211:00:29

Swedish skiing great, 32 years old,

gold in Sochi, gold in Vancouver. He

1:00:291:00:36

is provisionally in second place as

he collapses over the finish line.

1:00:361:00:40

But we are expecting him to be

pushed down by the

1:00:401:00:48

pushed down by the likes of Krueger.

This is our last chance to get an

1:00:481:00:51

update on these athletes before they

had to the finish.

1:00:511:00:58

Krueger, hoping to close in on

something that hasn't been done for

1:00:581:01:02

half a century by a Norwegian, which

is hard to believe considering how

1:01:021:01:06

much they have dominated male and

female cross-country skiing in

1:01:061:01:10

recent years. No Norwegian man has

won this title since 1968. And how

1:01:101:01:16

he would be excited if he could win

two successive winter Olympic gold

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medals.

An update on Andrew Musgrave

- he came through this 13.5

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kilometre checkpoint one minute and

38 seconds slower than Krueger.

1:01:281:01:34

Currently in 20 Third Place. That

will become 24th when we see some

1:01:341:01:38

become through -- when we see Sundby

come through. They will not be

1:01:381:01:45

Andrew Musgrave's day.

I am sure we

will get information afterwards as

1:01:451:01:50

to why today hasn't been as

encouraging as the performance on

1:01:501:01:53

Sunday. We should mention that he

has the opportunity to go in the 50

1:01:531:01:58

K, an event in which he was only a

second half away from a bronze medal

1:01:581:02:01

last year in Finland. Sundby is in

second place behind his compatriot

1:02:011:02:10

Krueger. And that was how they

finished in the skiathlon on Sunday.

1:02:101:02:18

Krueger, being roared on by the

Norwegian coaches.

1:02:181:02:24

Norwegian coaches. But we have yet

to see Dario Cologna reached the

1:02:251:02:29

13.5 K marker. Hollund will be the

next of the big one Norwegian is to

1:02:291:02:32

come through. He was delighted when

he was on the podium, a great

1:02:321:02:38

picture that was on the front of the

Norwegian papers on Monday morning.

1:02:381:02:41

He said he felt a bit surprised to

be alongside Krueger and Sundby. It

1:02:411:02:47

was a special moment for him. You

would imagine the predominant colour

1:02:471:02:54

for the Norwegians is read, but when

he went on the podium, for some

1:02:541:02:58

reason he was wearing all blue. I

had to double check whether it was a

1:02:581:03:02

Norwegian 1-2-3 and it was, but

there must be a reason why he was

1:03:021:03:05

wearing a different tracksuit.

Last-minute signing by the Swedish

1:03:051:03:11

team between the finish line and the

podium.

1:03:111:03:22

We are watching Krueger come down

towards the finished now.

Krueger

1:03:301:03:36

will surely replace Spitsov in the

leader's chair, because at the 13.5

1:03:361:03:43

K marker, Spitsov was ten seconds

slower than Krueger. He is having a

1:03:431:03:49

fantastic Winter Olympic Games,

Simen Hegstad Krueger. Gold in the

1:03:491:03:56

skiathlon after falling.

1:03:561:04:02

skiathlon after falling. He is about

to put himself back on top. The

1:04:021:04:06

question is, for how long? It's a

fine effort from the 21-year-old

1:04:061:04:10

Spitsov, because Krueger is quicker,

but not by much. And that is how

1:04:101:04:18

much it has taken out of the man who

got the gold medal on Sunday.

1:04:181:04:23

Phenomenal from Krueger, who has

left out of this Norwegian team and

1:04:231:04:26

is making a name for himself. We are

seeing Cologna come up to the 13.5 K

1:04:261:04:33

marker. We did just see Alex

Harbour, who was a medal prospect.

1:04:331:04:37

He was in fifth place -- Alex

Harvey. And Cologna has just taken a

1:04:371:04:45

bite out of that time and has an 18

second margin over Krueger heading

1:04:451:04:50

into the last 1.5 kilometres. What a

race.

An amazing performance from

1:04:501:04:57

Dario Cologna. Sundby was still

watching Krueger from that

1:04:571:05:05

magnificent aerial shot. Krueger,

flat on the ground, watching his

1:05:051:05:10

compatriot Sundby come home, but

Sundby will finish behind him. He

1:05:101:05:15

has been a magnificent ambassador

for Norwegian cross-country skiing.

1:05:151:05:19

He is third, just behind Denis

Spitsov. It underlines the great

1:05:191:05:27

last 1.5 kilometres it was from

Spitsov, the Olympic Athlete from

1:05:271:05:31

Russia at the age of 21. Sundby is

third at the moment. Krueger leads.

1:05:311:05:38

All eyes on Dario Cologna. Super

Dario, aiming for an unprecedented

1:05:381:05:44

hat-trick of victories in this most

brutal of events. Ollie, the Swiss

1:05:441:05:49

may have been worried about him

being overcooked from a fourth

1:05:491:05:53

unprecedented Tour De Ski victory.

He is proving he is still the man to

1:05:531:05:58

beat.

We are looking at Manificat.

Maybe Spitsov, who has performed so

1:05:581:06:07

well today, might get onto the

podium. He is now fourth or fifth.

1:06:071:06:16

It is looking like it could be a

procession into the stadium for

1:06:161:06:20

Dario Cologna.

Manificat was 28

seconds behind Cologna at that

1:06:201:06:27

point. It is not to be a repeat of

Hollund's brilliant bronze in the

1:06:271:06:36

skiathlon, another man crashing to

the ground. One by one, the would-be

1:06:361:06:42

pretenders to Cologna's throne are

falling by the wayside. It's an

1:06:421:06:45

incredible record if he can secure

the hat-trick. An update on Andrew

1:06:451:06:52

Musgrave. He has finished in what is

so far 25th position, one minute 48

1:06:521:07:01

off the pace. A real shame and I am

sure he is a man who sets very high

1:07:011:07:06

standards for himself, which was why

he was disappointed with seventh in

1:07:061:07:10

the skiathlon because he thought he

was good enough to get a medal

1:07:101:07:12

the skiathlon because he thought he

was good enough to get a medal.

1:07:121:07:13

There must be a reason for Musgrave

finishing outside the top 20. We

1:07:131:07:17

hope to bring that to you after this

race. But let's focus on the man on

1:07:171:07:21

our screens. Alex Harvey is bidding

to become Canada passed my first

1:07:211:07:30

male cross-country medallist. It was

not to be, but he should be proud of

1:07:301:07:34

that performance. This is Dario

Cologna.

1:07:341:07:42

Cologna. Gold in Vancouver, gold in

Sochi and against all the odds and

1:07:421:07:45

up against an unbelievable quartet

of Norwegians, it looks like it's

1:07:451:07:50

going to be gold again here in

Pyeongchang. We have just witnessed

1:07:501:07:54

history. No man has ever won the

same event three times in the

1:07:541:08:03

history of cross-country skiing, but

Dario Cologna has. He is already the

1:08:031:08:07

toast of Switzerland. His status now

as one of the all-time greats is

1:08:071:08:10

surely guaranteed.

They thought he

had done too much this season,

1:08:101:08:17

winning the Tour De Ski an

unprecedented fourth time. If you

1:08:171:08:20

look at the other Olympic champions

here, Krueger, they all dropped out

1:08:201:08:27

of the Tour De Ski. They said, we

need to prepare. This man won it,

1:08:271:08:32

came to the Olympics and won again.

The third time in a row that he has

1:08:321:08:37

taken the Olympic gold medal, unless

Maurice Manificat can pull out

1:08:371:08:41

something truly Manificat in the

last kilometre or so. But time is

1:08:411:08:47

running out. He will not take that

incredible gold medal away from

1:08:471:08:52

Dario Cologna.

He worked. A good

effort from the Frenchman, who was

1:08:521:08:58

also chasing his own moment of

history. Cologna is still flat on

1:08:581:09:06

his back, probably barely able to

believe what he has just achieved.

1:09:061:09:12

Manificat is being roared on by the

crowd. But it is not to be a medal

1:09:121:09:20

for the Frenchman. It looked like he

might close in on Denis Spitsov, but

1:09:201:09:28

not to be. What a performance from

Dario Cologna. It is hard to

1:09:281:09:34

overplay what a popular figure he is

in Switzerland. He set up a parkour

1:09:341:09:41

club for kids in Switzerland. 7000

and in the first year alone. Now he

1:09:411:09:49

salutes the crowd. Now the

realisation dawns that he is a

1:09:491:09:53

three-time winner of this event, and

not even the great beyond an managed

1:09:531:09:57

to achieve that in the same event.

It is such a brutal sport with so

1:09:571:10:02

many things that can go wrong, and

he has done it. Dario Cologna reigns

1:10:021:10:09

supreme today here in Pyeongchang.

STUDIO: Disappointment Andrew

1:10:091:10:17

Musgrave, but history at the

cross-country course. Dario Cologna

1:10:171:10:21

from Switzerland winning a third

consecutive gold medal in this

1:10:211:10:25

event, the first time any

cross-country skier has that feat.

1:10:251:10:30

Andrew Musgrave will I am sure be

disappointed with his day at the

1:10:301:10:36

cross-country centre.

1:10:361:10:46

If you have just joined us, welcome.

We have gone off piste. The balcony

1:10:541:10:59

was not merely cold enough for us,

so we have come down here into the

1:10:591:11:03

snow. If you have just joined us,

here is what you have missed on day

1:11:031:11:07

seven so far. Here are the

headlines. Reigning champion and you

1:11:071:11:17

took the figure skating title with a

flawless programme -- Hanyu. His

1:11:171:11:26

archrival Nathan Chen suffered a

nightmare routine to end down in

1:11:261:11:30

17th. Lindsey Jacobellis's bid for

Olympic snowboard cross redemption

1:11:301:11:37

ended in disappointment again as the

American, 12 years after her

1:11:371:11:40

infamous showboating left her with

silver in Turin, finished fourth as

1:11:401:11:45

Italy's Michela Moioli one goal.

Norway have won the last four Libby

1:11:451:11:51

got medals in the men's Super-G, but

it was Austria's 2014 downhill

1:11:511:11:56

champion Matthias Mayer who took a

surprise victory today. There was a

1:11:561:12:00

massive shock in the women's slalom

is America's Mikaela Shiffrin, one

1:12:001:12:05

of the biggest gold medal favourites

in Pyeongchang, could only finish

1:12:051:12:08

fourth as Sweden's Frida Hansdotter

took gold. And in that race, Great

1:12:081:12:14

Britain's Charlie Guest finished

33rd, a very credible result given

1:12:141:12:18

that she is making her Olympic debut

in Pyeongchang just three years

1:12:181:12:23

after fracturing four vertebrae

whilst training in Sweden. Great

1:12:231:12:30

Britain have won a skeleton medal in

every single Winter Olympics the

1:12:301:12:34

sport has been included in.

Yesterday, Team GB's Dom Parsons and

1:12:341:12:42

Jerry Rice got their Olympics

underwear and both were very quick.

1:12:421:12:46

Dom Parsons in particular sat in

fourth place -- they got their

1:12:461:12:51

Olympics under way. Today, they were

going in their final two runs. Let's

1:12:511:12:58

see how the action unfolded with our

commentary team up at the Olympic

1:12:581:13:02

Sliding Centre, Amy Williams, John

Jackson and John Hunt.

1:13:021:13:11

This career and could be a

superstar. He certainly looks like

1:13:111:13:13

it. -- the Korean. For sliding, what

a big moment this is for Korea. No

1:13:131:13:23

Asian skeleton athlete has ever won

a medal in skeleton. Now watch Yun

1:13:231:13:30

go. What all the times as well. He

is usually electric off the blocks.

1:13:301:13:36

He is slightly slower but he is

under way.

Slightly slow start, but

1:13:361:13:45

still a fast start. Look at these

lines. It is so important to get

1:13:451:13:52

these first four corners, get the

speed from the start. There is a big

1:13:521:13:56

flat section before drops away

again. Look at him go. This is how

1:13:561:14:00

to slide the Pyeongchang track.

That

is the first mistake we have seen

1:14:001:14:05

him make. Is it the difference in

the icy temperatures? The sliders

1:14:051:14:13

may have adjusted their equipment.

Can he go under 50 seconds? Not

1:14:131:14:19

quite.

1:14:191:14:24

quite. With 50.18, reinforces his

position as the gold medallist in

1:14:261:14:29

waiting. Another wonderful run from

the Korean. Currently in second

1:14:291:14:35

place from the Olympic athletes of

Russia team, Nikita Tregubov sets

1:14:351:14:43

off in the silver medal position at

the moment. He is obviously one of

1:14:431:14:49

those that Dom Parsons is going to

have to tussle with over the course

1:14:491:14:53

of the next two runs. In Sochi, he

came sixth. And he held it together

1:14:531:14:58

in Sochi from start to finish.

1:14:581:15:04

in Sochi from start to finish.

The

Koreans are in the same position as

1:15:041:15:07

the Olympic athletes of Russia from

four years ago. Can he hold it

1:15:071:15:11

together?

1:15:111:15:17

together? Just makes a little

mistake.

This is a good run. They

1:15:171:15:27

have all improved on their runs from

yesterday. Look at his body

1:15:271:15:33

position, feet together. Just doing

a little adjustment.

1:15:331:15:42

50.5 coming he has done this all

three runs, Tregubov.

One of the

1:15:421:15:54

greats for Latvia, Dom Parsons will

follow Martins Dukurs. Silver medal

1:15:541:16:02

in Sochi and Vancouver. Rubbing his

hands together. Exponents of the art

1:16:021:16:10

of Skeleton. In Yun, he will

probably find an athlete to good to

1:16:101:16:16

him. But Martins Dukurs is the last

person you want to scrap out with

1:16:161:16:20

four medals.

Matching his start time

from yesterday morning. Put down

1:16:201:16:27

incredible start times, just got to

hold it together now.

Or not,

1:16:271:16:32

hopefully. We were speaking to the

Latvian media yesterday and he told

1:16:321:16:37

them he had made mistakes with his

set. He will have made changes. That

1:16:371:16:44

is really good.

He didn't have to

fight it there. Maybe when we talk

1:16:441:16:51

about the setup, it depends how much

contact the runner has on the ice.

1:16:511:16:57

The more contact, the more grip you

have, but potentially you are

1:16:571:17:03

slower.

Martins Dukurs, into second

place. A whole second of Yun, but

1:17:031:17:10

just ahead of Tregubov. Martins

Dukurs has done what he needed to

1:17:101:17:15

do. Tregubov has dropped back to

bronze medal position at the moment.

1:17:151:17:22

50.4 last time which was a great

step forward.

A few of the Skeleton

1:17:221:17:28

guys in the crowd, watching and

hoping this is going to be them in a

1:17:281:17:33

few years.

Even if he cannot get

past Martins Dukurs or Tregubov, Dom

1:17:331:17:40

Parsons cannot allow the gap to grow

between himself and the other two

1:17:401:17:43

rivals. He is 1.4 seconds of Yun at

the moment.

Hasn't got quite as fast

1:17:431:17:52

start, but he had incredible speed

down the track. Just needs to hold

1:17:521:17:57

it together and find the speed in

the corners.

Just looks like he is

1:17:571:18:02

unsettled a little bit. Whether that

is his style, but he looks a little

1:18:021:18:06

bit sideways. Maybe it is working

for him, but is great, he nailed

1:18:061:18:12

that. He needs to find speed at the

bottom, which is what he was doing

1:18:121:18:17

yesterday.

Needs to maintain his

body position.

He is two tempts off

1:18:171:18:24

at the moment, needs a fast and

accurate finish. Look at that! He is

1:18:241:18:30

right in the mix and goes ahead of

Tregubov into third place. He is

1:18:301:18:36

breathing down Martins Dukurs' neck.

A wonderful run from Dom Parsons

1:18:361:18:43

again and he goes thirds with Thomas

Ducker is to come. Now, Thomas

1:18:431:18:52

Dukurs, brother of Martins Dukurs.

Superb Skeleton athlete. Fourth in

1:18:521:19:01

Sochi and 40 Vancouver tells you

about his quality as well.

They have

1:19:011:19:07

been the one to watch for years.

They sink and mould into their sled.

1:19:071:19:14

They are good people to watch if you

are a budding athlete or if you are

1:19:141:19:22

on the Skeleton programme. He has

got good lines so far. Is there too

1:19:221:19:27

much for him to make up?

I don't

think he has the momentum he needs

1:19:271:19:33

to pull himself up towards the

Olympic athlete of Russia and Dom

1:19:331:19:38

Parsons. He is dropping. Unless

there are any mistakes, the top four

1:19:381:19:43

are set in their positions.

He could

be half a second of Dom Parsons.

1:19:431:19:53

Reset out with potentially four

sliders going out for the medals.

1:19:531:19:59

Now it looks like it is down between

Martins Dukurs, Tregubov and Dom

1:19:591:20:06

Parsons for the medals. The run for

medals is on, Dom Parsons is in the

1:20:061:20:11

bronze medal position. Yun Sungbin

is almost assured of the goal. Tomas

1:20:111:20:25

Dukurs, world-class, fourth in Sochi

and forth in Vancouver. He now sets

1:20:251:20:30

off on his way. He needs a time of

nearly 50 seconds. 50.8 won't do for

1:20:301:20:38

him, he needs to be electric.

The

Latvians haven't got to grips as we

1:20:381:20:46

thought they would with this track.

It is incredible to watch how they

1:20:461:20:52

slide and how they are so smooth and

you cannot even see them steering.

1:20:521:20:56

They are putting pressure through

the shoulders. Pair the line. He

1:20:561:21:04

will come back fighting because he

wants a medal.

I don't think he will

1:21:041:21:10

get it. He is quicker than Kim, but

his time needs to be in the low 50s

1:21:101:21:17

to put any pressure on at all. 50.6

will not cut the musters.

Lets see

1:21:171:21:24

what happens to the next few

sliders. That was a good run from

1:21:241:21:29

him. He will be happy enough,

consistent times.

That is Thomas

1:21:291:21:36

Dukurs, who momentarily goes into

the lead. But the medals will be

1:21:361:21:40

sorted out by the next four people.

The four times Junior champion,

1:21:401:21:48

Tregubov in fourth place. This man

has been so consistent. Has gone

1:21:481:21:54

50.5 every run. One mistake, one

mistake could be so costly.

He just

1:21:541:22:02

down a good start time. That is what

you need on this track, get a good

1:22:021:22:07

start through the first few corners

and then hold it together. So far

1:22:071:22:13

looking good, he is looking clean.

Just starting to lose a bit of

1:22:131:22:22

time on Dukurs. We need him to make

a little mistake somewhere to help

1:22:281:22:31

Dom Parker and -- Dom Parsons.

Tregubov, did all he can. Another

1:22:311:22:45

50.5. We know Dom Parsons can go

quicker. Dom Parsons, next. Sit

1:22:451:22:53

tight everybody, he says he thrives

on the pressure. His nickname is The

1:22:531:23:00

Wizard. Let's see if he can work

some winter Olympic magic and get a

1:23:001:23:05

medal.

1:23:051:23:10

medal. If his time goes green under

Tregubov's name coming he is in good

1:23:101:23:15

shape. He has started off a little

bit slower.

Hold it together, like

1:23:151:23:25

he has on the last three runs.

His

lines are good at the moment. We

1:23:251:23:30

need him to keep it together. Now we

are starting to build into the fast

1:23:301:23:35

part of the track. This corner is

the key. The little tap, has it got

1:23:351:23:42

enough pace? This will be key as we

come down the track. Is this the run

1:23:421:23:47

that will get great Britain their

first Olympic medal of these Winter

1:23:471:23:52

Olympics?

He is in front in a

Tregubov. No!

What? He misses out by

1:23:521:24:07

of a second. Tregubov is celebrating

a guaranteed medal. Dom Parsons made

1:24:071:24:16

just missile. Oh my word.

He knows

he has missed it.

These two sliders

1:24:161:24:23

have just put a lot of pressure on

this man.

Martins Dukurs, started in

1:24:231:24:30

second place. He was only just in

front of Dom Parsons. If Martins

1:24:301:24:38

Dukurs makes a mistake, Dom Parsons

might be back in the medals. We need

1:24:381:24:43

a mistake from Dukurs but he has

produced many of those.

That was a

1:24:431:24:51

big mistake! Is he now able to keep

at the time or is he also going to

1:24:511:24:58

drop vital split seconds down this

track?

He has made two mistakes at

1:24:581:25:04

the top of the track. The time is

starting to ebb away. This is where

1:25:041:25:12

Dukurs might lose the speed.

He is

in the red. How far is he going to

1:25:121:25:20

drop? Yes!

He is behind Dom Parsons

and Dom Parsons has unbelievably got

1:25:201:25:30

his medal.

Come on, Great Britain!

Dom Parsons has a bronze medal

1:25:301:25:40

because of Martins Dukurs, the great

Latvian unable to hold it together.

1:25:401:25:45

From abject misery for Dom Parsons,

delight for him. Dukurs now feels

1:25:451:25:50

the pain, he misses out. Martins

Dukurs was a five-time world

1:25:501:25:57

champion and he has just blown it to

give Dom Parsons the bronze medal.

1:25:571:26:02

Settle back now and enjoy what we

think will be the gold

1:26:021:26:09

think will be the gold performance

from Yun Sungbin of Korea. One safe

1:26:091:26:13

run will see him reach the gold

medal here and put Korea and Asia on

1:26:131:26:19

the map for the first time in

Skeleton. No Asian athlete has ever

1:26:191:26:23

won a medal. Yun, seconds away from

the goal.

This is a victory lap for

1:26:231:26:30

him, he is so far ahead. He has been

the quality act at the Sliding

1:26:301:26:36

Centre so far. The home crowd will

go wild at the bottom.

He has got to

1:26:361:26:41

hold it together. 1.5 seconds. He

has got to stay on his sled, the

1:26:411:26:49

last two corners.

An incredible

athlete, Yun is a superstar in Korea

1:26:491:26:58

and is coasting to gold. He has won

by the biggest margin in history.

1:26:581:27:02

But track record. 1.3 is six

seconds.

1:27:021:27:09

seconds. -- 1.36 seconds. What an

athlete.

What a race, what an

1:27:101:27:16

athlete, smashed it. Most

importantly we have a bronze medal

1:27:161:27:19

for Great Britain by Dom Parsons.

The camp is going to be ecstatic.

1:27:191:27:27

What a way to have these games and

have Dom Parsons doing his best. His

1:27:271:27:32

aim was to get a medal, no one

thought it was possible, but he has

1:27:321:27:36

loved this track from the moment he

arrived, from the moment Olympics

1:27:361:27:41

started.

The place for Great

Britain. What a thrilling climax.

1:27:411:27:49

Dom Parsons, The Wizard delivered

his magic. Albeit with a bit of help

1:27:511:27:56

by Martins Dukurs' mistakes. Dom

Parsons can cherish, aged 30, a

1:27:561:28:03

bronze medal at his second Olympic

Games.

1:28:031:28:08

Congratulations. Thank you.

Bronze

medallist at the Olympic Games,

1:28:081:28:14

first mother lit but at Pyeongchang,

first men's medal in history, what

1:28:141:28:24

is your reaction?

It hasn't sunk in,

I thought I had lost it. I thought

1:28:241:28:29

it had gone away. I looked up at the

time and I made a couple of mistakes

1:28:291:28:35

in that run.

1:28:351:28:40

in that run. But Martins Dukurs made

more mistakes.

You have been mixing

1:28:411:28:45

it with the best in the sport and

going toe to toe with them, you must

1:28:451:28:50

feel fantastic?

Yes, all the work we

have put in, has paid off. The

1:28:501:28:57

federation, friends and family, even

people playing the National Lottery,

1:28:571:29:02

where the funding comes from, thank

you to them.

Incredible scenes at

1:29:021:29:06

the Sliding Centre, huge

celebrations, first of all for South

1:29:061:29:09

Korea, winning the gold medal. But

Team GB, our first medal in these

1:29:091:29:15

games at Pyeongchang from Dom Parker

ins -- Dom Parsons. Amy

1:29:151:29:23

games at Pyeongchang from Dom Parker

ins -- Dom Parsons. Amy Williams was

1:29:231:29:26

commentating, it is not quite so

warm down here off the balcony, but

1:29:261:29:30

thank you for joining us. Amy, how

proud are you of those two boys

1:29:301:29:35

today?

I feel like their big sister

and to watch both of them come up

1:29:351:29:40

through the ranks, through Great

Britain to be here at the Olympics.

1:29:401:29:44

Jerry Rice, in his first Olympics,

getting into the top ten. And Dom,

1:29:441:29:53

bringing home a bronze medal. He was

enjoying himself, he was loving it.

1:29:531:30:02

The result follow. How impressed by

you of the mental side of it that

1:30:021:30:08

Dom show to be in the mix for a

medal overnight to go away and there

1:30:081:30:11

you have to come back the next day

and go that little bit faster and

1:30:111:30:14

you could go home with the first

Olympic medal?

He showed he was calm

1:30:141:30:20

and collected. He has looked so in

control and almost relaxed and just

1:30:201:30:25

enjoying it. I think that is one of

his strengths, he thinks things

1:30:251:30:29

through so well, he doesn't get

flustered by anything.

1:30:291:30:33

through so well, he doesn't get

flustered by anything. I think he

1:30:331:30:35

thought at first he had lost the

medal, but then obviously when the

1:30:351:30:39

Latvian came down just behind him,

you could see the relief and the

1:30:391:30:43

complete joy in his face when he

realised he was a bronze medallists.

1:30:431:30:51

Check Amy, when you won your medal,

you were leaving. How difficult is

1:30:511:30:56

it to stay calm?

It's a

psychological battle. I had to just

1:30:561:31:01

not think about it. I was like, OK,

I'm in first place, but it's done. I

1:31:011:31:08

have to prepare in the same way, eat

the same breakfast and do the same

1:31:081:31:12

things. You are always taught to

only think of the process goals,

1:31:121:31:17

don't think of the outcome goals. If

you think, I could win a medal,

1:31:171:31:24

don't. You have just got to pop down

the same solid runs, and that was

1:31:241:31:28

what Dom did.

How big a part does

the team play for both Dom and Jerry

1:31:281:31:34

today? Trying to keep everything

normal, how big a part does the team

1:31:341:31:41

play?

It's a massive part of it.

With the results today, that will

1:31:411:31:46

give the wider GB team a boost as

well. Overnight, it's all about the

1:31:461:31:52

training runs. They were coming into

it with confidence, and so are the

1:31:521:31:57

women tonight. It will be a great

boost to the team, especially if we

1:31:571:32:01

see more medals tomorrow from both

skeleton women.

The skeleton women,

1:32:011:32:07

yeah. Lizzy Yarnold is the one with

a target on her back. She has a

1:32:071:32:11

title to defend and there is huge

expectation for her. And Laura Deas

1:32:111:32:16

is going quick as well.

1:32:161:32:23

is going quick as well. Lizzie wants

that next gold medal, and Laura is

1:32:231:32:26

the underdog that no one is talking

about. But we are just starting to.

1:32:261:32:30

Don't ever rule out a Laura! She has

an incredible start time, which is

1:32:301:32:35

what you need on this track. Both of

them have put down the fastest runs

1:32:351:32:40

in training. Like Dom, they love the

track. We saw Laura last night in

1:32:401:32:45

the restaurant and I had to say,

good luck. Have fun out there. You

1:32:451:32:51

race well when you are having fun.

The team around them are confident

1:32:511:32:55

and they are all in a good place.

Exciting stuff. And today we will

1:32:551:33:03

have the girls racing later tonight

with their first two runs. Lizzy

1:33:031:33:09

Yarnold is the Olympic champion, but

Laura Deas is also going quick. Have

1:33:091:33:13

they peaked at the right time? You

can catch them at 11.20 with their

1:33:131:33:21

first two runs. Now, it's been great

to see some of these athletes

1:33:211:33:24

showcase their sports at the highest

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1:33:241:33:30

never trying, namely the ski jump,

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This is going to be awesome. Lindsey

Jacobellis, extending her lead at

1:34:201:34:24

the early stage of this course. This

is a lap of honour for Lindsey

1:34:241:34:30

Jacobellis. Micro O, drama!

Jacobellis is down! Look at her!

1:34:301:34:38

This is incredible, Frieden! Lindsey

Jacobellis has thrown the gold medal

1:34:381:34:40

away in the last 100m. This is

ridiculous!

The drama of the

1:34:401:34:51

snowboard cross. That was Lindsey

Jacobellis. She is the world

1:34:511:34:54

champion. She has won gold in 15 of

the last 16 seasons in either World

1:34:541:35:01

Cup, World Championships or X Games

championships, but as we have just

1:35:011:35:04

seen, the Olympic Games have not

been her friend. That was 2006, the

1:35:041:35:08

gold medal in her grasp, but a bit

of showboating of the final dump and

1:35:081:35:12

she had to settle for silver.

20:2014, both times she went out at

1:35:121:35:17

the semifinals and a 32 years old,

you would have to say it is now or

1:35:171:35:22

never for the American. Let's see

what drama unfolded up at the

1:35:221:35:25

Phoenix Snow Park as we ran through

the semifinals and final that took

1:35:251:35:28

place earlier today with Tim Warwood

and Ed Leigh.

1:35:281:35:34

They await starters' orders.

This

could go any way.

Any way. They are

1:35:411:35:49

all very quick. They are all neck

and neck area. On the outside as the

1:35:491:36:01

16-year-old Frenchwoman, who may

have the lead! But it is Moiola and

1:36:011:36:07

Jacobellis?

Yes, Jacobellis.

Jacobellis is out in front. She

1:36:071:36:15

needs to hang on in front, but

Moioli has been very fast.

1:36:151:36:29

Moioli has been very fast.

Moioli

cuts out in front. And our

1:36:291:36:32

back-to-back. Moioli moves ahead of

her, Jacobellis now in the fight of

1:36:321:36:38

her life. She once this gold. She

slotted behind Chloe Trespeuch.

1:36:381:36:49

Moioli is so fast. She has five

World Cups under her belt.

Look at

1:36:491:36:58

the youngster!

It is neck and neck

for silver and bronze! They are all

1:36:581:37:07

down, it's all over the place! No

doubting who took the gold. It's

1:37:071:37:12

Michela Moioli.

1:37:121:37:18

Michela Moioli. Look at them, they

have given everything they have got

1:37:191:37:21

to this course. Trespeuch,

Jacobellis. None of them know,

1:37:211:37:33

Moioli limping, but celebrating.

That was as intense as sport gets.

1:37:331:37:41

Wow. Unbelievable final section.

Chloe Trespeuch over jump to the

1:37:411:37:45

bottom jump, took herself out. She

couldn't hang onto the landing. We

1:37:451:37:50

are still waiting for the official

results.

I think it is Samkova in

1:37:501:37:57

third.

1:37:571:38:03

third. Jacobellis, again missing out

on the medals.

1:38:031:38:09

on the medals. All they will give us

is the winner at this stage.

1:38:101:38:20

Trespeuch congratulating Michela

Moioli. Certainly a popular choice.

1:38:201:38:24

Second place is De Sousa Mabileau. A

silver medal for the 16-year-old.

1:38:241:38:33

She is in tears. What a race!

1:38:331:38:41

She is in tears. What a race! And

Samkova is confirmed as the bronze

1:38:411:38:42

medal. One of the closest races not

just in Olympic women's snowboard

1:38:421:38:50

cross a story, but of all time.

Lescott the beginning. Six brilliant

1:38:501:38:58

starts. There was nothing to choose.

The noses of every board crossed the

1:38:581:39:04

line. There was nothing between

them. Jacobellis here tucks up

1:39:041:39:13

early. Her inertia gets her in

1:39:131:39:24

early. Her inertia gets her in front

of De Sousa Mabileau.

1:39:241:39:30

of De Sousa Mabileau. You get a

brilliant idea of how tight this

1:39:301:39:35

racing is.

1:39:351:39:45

Trespeuch a second here and Mabileau

De Sousa in fourth. Jacobellis in

1:39:511:39:57

third, and she lost. She just didn't

have the gliding speed to keep up

1:39:571:40:05

with Michela Moioli.

At this point,

she is in fourth place. The

1:40:051:40:14

youngster was perfect.

Trespeuch let

her through.

This is the bottom

1:40:141:40:21

jump. Oh, my goodness, Trespeuch!

There is nothing between Jacobellis

1:40:211:40:28

and Samkova there.

1:40:281:40:37

and Samkova there. Ooh!

Samkova at

the top, Jacobellis at the bottom

1:40:371:40:45

for third. Goodness gracious, what a

final. Thank you, boardercross!

1:40:451:40:55

Snowboard cross once again delivers

in dramatic style.

1:40:551:41:02

STUDIO: I love the snowboard cross,

absolute drama. We will be back at

1:41:021:41:07

the Snow Park tomorrow for the

women's skiing slopestyle. GB's

1:41:071:41:13

Katie Summerhays and Izzy Atkin are

both in the field. That will be

1:41:131:41:19

tomorrow morning from one o'clock.

To more fast and frantic stuff, this

1:41:191:41:23

time on the ice in the ice hockey,

the second round of matches in group

1:41:231:41:29

B getting under way today. There are

no NHL players in Pyeongchang this

1:41:291:41:32

year because of a problem between

the NHL and the Olympics. So the

1:41:321:41:36

best players in the world are not

here, but that does mean the field

1:41:361:41:41

is wide open. There were a couple of

surprises in the first matches in

1:41:411:41:46

this group. But the USA and the

Olympic Athletes from Russia lost

1:41:461:41:51

their opening matches, so the

Olympic Athletes from Russia are

1:41:511:41:54

looking to bounce back today when

they take on Slovenia. Let's head to

1:41:541:41:58

the ice arena with your

commentators.

1:41:581:42:03

This is an early chance for the

Russians to try and get this in on

1:42:031:42:06

goal. Seeking redemption in so many

ways. Untearable Olympic Games in

1:42:061:42:16

Sochi -- a terrible Olympic Games in

Sochi, and then all the problems

1:42:161:42:18

that came afterwards. They are now

representing as the Olympic Athletes

1:42:181:42:24

from Russia. But in the first game,

things went in a very similar way to

1:42:241:42:30

their previous campaign at the

Olympics, where they were just so

1:42:301:42:33

far from being their best. They had

a 2-goal lead, but were eventually

1:42:331:42:41

beaten by Slovakia. They can't

afford another slow day.

1:42:411:42:54

afford another slow day. The

familiar red shirts of the old Red

1:42:541:42:58

Army are very much in effect in this

game. Russia desperately need to get

1:42:581:43:04

themselves on the board. There will

not be eliminated with defeat here,

1:43:041:43:09

but victory would set them up for a

final group game which could prove

1:43:091:43:13

to be very helpful to them later in

the tournament.

1:43:131:43:22

the tournament. Good defensive play

by the Slovenians, doing what they

1:43:221:43:28

needed to do to take possession

away. OAR have it in their own zone.

1:43:281:43:42

The Olympic Athletes from Russia

have possession back. Alongside me

1:44:101:44:12

is the former team Canada forward

Kent Simpson. How important it is

1:44:121:44:18

game for the Russians?

It is

massive. They got help today when

1:44:181:44:21

the USA were able to knock out

Slovakia. So a win for the OAR would

1:44:211:44:28

put them right back at the top of

the group B standings.

1:44:281:44:36

the group B standings.

This group is

wide open. Nobody anticipated what

1:44:361:44:39

would happen earlier in the

competition with defeats the USA and

1:44:391:44:42

Russia. The Slovenians in white move

this one down the ice.

1:44:421:44:53

Taken out pretty hard on the boards.

1:45:011:45:08

Russia will come back into the

offensive zone. It was a wonderful

1:45:081:45:17

pass.

1:45:171:45:24

pass. Fighting hard to win it back.

Hard pass to the top. Off the post.

1:45:241:45:46

Wasn't a hard shot, just worked

towards the net.

1:45:461:45:56

towards the net. That is a decent

save. That was some shift from the

1:45:561:46:03

OAR.

Terrific display of skill from

the Russian athletes. So much poise

1:46:031:46:14

and vision from Datsyuk.

1:46:141:46:20

and vision from Datsyuk.

Strong

play.

1:46:201:46:26

Goalless, five minutes and 34

seconds in.

Really good start from

1:46:421:46:48

the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

But you'll only have to go back a

1:46:481:46:50

couple of days ago to see the start

they had against Slovakia. Playing

1:46:501:46:56

the body. This short side shot of

the stick of Gusev.

1:46:561:47:12

the stick of Gusev. The mindset of

the Russian team really needs to be

1:47:121:47:19

to get a goal early and leave no

doubt, they are the superior. They

1:47:191:47:25

let the Slovakian team hang around

too long and then it was too late.

1:47:251:47:29

Slovakia found a sense of belief

realising they could play with the

1:47:291:47:34

lar team. See how this transpires

over the next few minutes of play.

1:47:341:47:41

Let's make no mistake, the nation of

Russia expects. They may not be

1:47:411:47:46

wearing the Russian flag, but from

the president down, the viewpoint

1:47:461:47:51

is, this team should win the gold

medal. And if they don't, then they

1:47:511:47:56

will be disappointed and I will be

inquests and postmortems on the

1:47:561:48:02

first performance and

1:48:021:48:09

first performance and the first

defeat to Slovakia. The players will

1:48:091:48:11

be feeling the pressure, even though

it is thousands of miles away.

1:48:111:48:19

Lifted away by Slavonia. Vladislav

Gavrikov comes in.

This is lazy play

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by the Russian athlete. He was deep

inside Slovenia's zone. Puck came

1:48:481:48:55

out. It came across the blue line

but the Russian forward was lazy in

1:48:551:49:02

coming out and that is why it is

offside.

The women's team,

1:49:021:49:09

supporting their male counterparts.

Interesting wording on the front of

1:49:091:49:16

those jackets. All it says is

player. Nondescript, the Olympic

1:49:161:49:23

Athletes from Russia, not allowed to

display any flags like those.

No

1:49:231:49:27

such restrictions in the stands,

flags aplenty, whether it is the

1:49:271:49:32

hearts or the flags on the faces.

Not every person partaking in that.

1:49:321:49:38

Some are little cooler in this

building than others.

1:49:381:49:45

building than others.

Russia

certainly had the majority of the

1:49:451:49:48

possession early on, but not a whole

lot of shots to account for. One of

1:49:481:49:53

the posts of Gusev. But no good

scoring chances.

1:49:531:50:07

Dumping and chasing. They look good

when they do this, Ticar was back in

1:50:121:50:27

possession again. The Russians will

bring it away. Good save.

1:50:271:50:34

bring it away. Good save. Get the

left had down quickly.

That this

1:50:351:50:41

prime shooting position from the LA

are sniper.

1:50:411:50:51

The net keeper tuck away this

shooting angle and made a great

1:51:031:51:07

save.

1:51:071:51:12

save.

Good save! He closed the gap

brilliantly and in

1:51:121:51:25

brilliantly and in the end, Kirill

Kaprizov couldn't find the net. He

1:51:281:51:31

might not get as good a chance as

that again. That was a backhand

1:51:311:51:39

effort from Datsyuk. Goes over the

top. Slovenia, lived to fight

1:51:391:51:43

another day.

1:51:431:51:46

Given away by the Olympic Athletes

from Russia. Driving hard into the

1:51:501:51:55

zone. Luka Vidmar. He will get some

help now.

1:51:551:52:09

The chase is on. Lots of pressure

coming in.

1:52:111:52:29

Ales Music, good possession from

him. That was close to a penalty.

1:52:301:52:34

Very close.

The first sustained

pressure from Slovenia. Just one

1:52:341:52:42

shot to account for it, but a really

nice job getting up the eyes in a

1:52:421:52:47

hurry. -- ice.

Slovenia, not

overwrought by the occasion, playing

1:52:471:52:57

in their second Olympic Games. Look

at their strength on the boards. Now

1:52:571:53:03

they are looking to create something

here. Great strength from Jan

1:53:031:53:09

Mursak. The hero, the goal-scorer

for this Slavonia and team. They

1:53:091:53:19

captured the imagination of the

nation in Sochi. Then comes another

1:53:191:53:23

shot, goes well wide of the target.

The big hit was coming.

1:53:231:53:37

The big hit was coming. Twisting and

turning.

1:53:371:53:44

turning. Trying to set something up

here, Vladislav Gavrikov. Good

1:53:451:53:51

defensive play. The danger isn't

cleared. The Russians are back in

1:53:511:54:00

possession and trying to find a way

through.

1:54:001:54:06

through. Finally, the release valve.

Chance to get it forward.

1:54:081:54:15

Chance to get it forward. Robert

Sabolic, taken down.

1:54:151:54:23

Bit of fortune for Slovenia as they

get this away and break into the

1:54:281:54:32

offensive zone. Now with some speed,

what can be work from the side of

1:54:321:54:37

the net? Everybody will have to get

out from a Slovenian perspective.

1:54:371:54:45

Backwards, they go. Quick line

change.

One thing that has been

1:54:451:54:54

common throughout these games early

on in the men's tournament is the

1:54:541:54:58

pace of play. Everyone on the ice,

such terrific skaters.

This could be

1:54:581:55:06

danger.

1:55:061:55:16

danger. Forgot to take the puck with

him.

1:55:161:55:22

him. Good work from Slovenia. The

support systems are really good.

You

1:55:231:55:29

typically have two B two, if not

three players when you bring the

1:55:291:55:34

puck from your into the attacking

end.

This has been a lightening

1:55:341:55:42

quick 12 minutes. There has barely

been a whistle. This is an

1:55:421:55:48

opportunity. Into the body. Held

onto.

1:55:481:55:59

Vasily Chris check skin. We get a

break in play and for the players to

1:56:011:56:06

have a breather.

Surprise

1:56:061:56:14

have a breather.

Surprise start the

Vasily Koshechkin. I thought he was

1:56:141:56:16

weak with the goals he let in from

Slovakia. Getting another chance, he

1:56:161:56:23

stands six feet seven. This is a

look at the best chance. Right in

1:56:231:56:31

front was Kirill Kaprizov. I like

the line adjustments the head coach

1:56:311:56:41

Oleg Znarok has made, from the

Russian team.

1:56:411:56:52

Russian team. Nikita Gusev has been

really good.

1:56:521:56:58

really good. In the opening game we

saw Datsyuk in the same line. The

1:56:581:57:11

head coach wants to juggle them up a

little bit.

So far, so good.

1:57:111:57:17

Slovenia with it deep in the zone,

trying to find something here.

1:57:171:57:25

trying to find something here. Into

the offensive zone, with a bit of

1:57:271:57:28

speed. Read down to the side of the

net. They have got to be careful.

1:57:281:57:41

The rebound popped out again. The

red tide is coming. The rebound is

1:57:451:57:57

falling into great areas. Finally,

Slovenia, just about, will get this

1:57:571:58:04

one clear.

1:58:041:58:09

one clear. They will go for a big

change. The defensive line is

1:58:091:58:12

shattered.

Wonderful shift from the

Olympic Athletes from Russia. You

1:58:121:58:20

get a sense of the strength of these

Olympic athletes. How strong they

1:58:201:58:24

are. Most hockey players, their legs

are very strong and they have a low

1:58:241:58:31

centre of gravity.

Break into the

zone from Slovenia. Good linking

1:58:311:58:40

play from Marcel Rodman. Now it goes

back the other way. It is a good

1:58:401:58:46

reach and a good clear.

1:58:461:58:50

Pushed forward down the eyes.

Slovenia will get there first. Late

1:59:011:59:08

hit on the play. No penalty called.

Immediately, they go back the other

1:59:081:59:13

way.

1:59:131:59:22

way. Great clearing play. Should be

cleared

1:59:221:59:33

Slovenia, finding the quiet area,

settling things now.

It has been a

1:59:421:59:48

frenetic pace.

The speed from out

wide.

1:59:481:59:56

wide. Back to the blue line. Space

is opening up for Slovenia. The

1:59:562:00:01

Russians just letting them have

that. It sat there for a moment,

2:00:012:00:05

right in front.

2:00:052:00:17

right in front. Another quick

opportunity. In many respects, this

2:00:172:00:22

is more wide-open than some of The

Games we have seen. Both teams are

2:00:222:00:27

getting opportunities every time

they rush the puck into the zone.

2:00:272:00:31

Maybe not grade a scoring chances,

but certainly good one.

2:00:312:00:41

Rebound. Another opportunity comes

again.

2:00:462:01:03

Sergei Mozyakin is a legend in

Russia.

He is indeed.

2:01:052:01:16

Russia.

He is indeed. The Russians

are trying to put the pressure on

2:01:182:01:19

here. Slovenia will batter it out of

the zone. There could be a bit of

2:01:192:01:29

danger here. That is a huge hit.

More good digging work.

2:01:292:01:51

More good digging work. That was

nearly a very bad giveaway. Pretty

2:01:512:01:58

physical game. Maybe this is the

opportunity for the Russians to get

2:01:582:02:04

something in on goal.

2:02:042:02:15

Ten shots now coming Luka Gracnar's

way. Two of them have been good

2:02:182:02:30

scoring chances.

2:02:302:02:35

scoring chances. You see the

wraparound attempt. The rebound was

2:02:372:02:38

there for the taking. It just

bounced over the stick of Shirokov.

2:02:382:02:45

Over the last couple of decades...

Great Britain have played Slovenia

2:02:452:02:56

an awful lot. This has been a

physical game. For those fans who

2:02:562:03:06

are hoping that one day Great

Britain will get an Olympic Games,

2:03:062:03:10

Slovenia are potentially one of the

nations that Great Britain could

2:03:102:03:14

have a look at. They don't have many

ice rinks or registered players. In

2:03:142:03:18

Sochi four years ago, one in four of

their registered players in the

2:03:182:03:26

country were playing for the

national team at an Olympic Games,

2:03:262:03:29

which is a remarkable stat and is

probably an accurate figure of the

2:03:292:03:33

number of adults playing ice hockey.

It gives you an idea of how you can

2:03:332:03:38

convert talent to play at the

highest level.

So much talk about no

2:03:382:03:44

NHL players at these Olympics. It

really doesn't impact Slovenia. In

2:03:442:03:51

Sochi, they have a player from the

NHL and maybe one other player. So

2:03:512:03:55

what you are seeing here, 90% of the

Slovenia team would be here no

2:03:552:04:00

matter what.

2:04:002:04:05

Jan Mursak has been so good.

2:04:212:04:32

Slovenia have a very pragmatic

approach. We have a penalty coming

2:04:372:04:40

here. It is a high stick. They are

just checking to see if there is any

2:04:402:04:47

blood. That is because the penalty

would double. If there is blood on

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an accidental high stick, you get a

two plus two penalty.

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STUDIO: Apologist believing that

slightly early, but we have some

2:05:102:05:13

very special guests -- apologies. We

have Olympic medallist Dom Parsons

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and Jerry Rice, fresh from their

skeletons excess this morning. Dom,

2:05:192:05:24

Olympic medallist sounds good,

doesn't it?

It does. Feels like I am

2:05:242:05:30

in a dream.

How does it feel to

stand on the podium? Unlike you,

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most of us will never have that

moment. I was in a bit of days while

2:05:342:05:39

was going on. Hopefully, I will be

more within it when we have the

2:05:392:05:46

ceremony later. I was just trying to

process what had happened. Jerry, I

2:05:462:05:53

know you came into this game hoping

for top ten. But to have achieved it

2:05:532:06:00

is sensational.

It feels amazing. I

feel like we both turned up today.

2:06:002:06:06

It couldn't have gone better. I'm

over the moon for Dom and I am so

2:06:062:06:13

pleased with my result.

You have

both been tearing it up in training

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ahead of the metal ones. You seemed

to bond with the course quickly. Why

2:06:182:06:22

was that?

That is due to the last

four years of work that we have put

2:06:222:06:28

in. Our coaches are awesome. Chris,

who started me off by telling me I

2:06:282:06:37

needed to track walk all the time,

who coached me in Sochi, and since

2:06:372:06:42

then we have had another incredible

courage. -- an incredible coach.

2:06:422:06:50

Most of the World Cup races for the

last four years, I have been there

2:06:502:06:56

when everyone has been going on, and

I have walked down the track again

2:06:562:06:59

and gone over the feelings and how

the ice looks. And that was also the

2:06:592:07:04

one we came here, I could look at

the ice and predict how everything

2:07:042:07:07

would feel and get to know the track

quicker.

It just shows that hard

2:07:072:07:14

work pays off. Talk me through last

night. You both put in some good

2:07:142:07:19

runs yesterday. You're both sitting

in good positions. You knew you

2:07:192:07:26

could be in with a medal and you

knew you could be in for a top ten

2:07:262:07:30

place. What do you do the night

before?

Normal stuff, really. We

2:07:302:07:36

both just wanted to get to bed

early. I'm a bit of a snorer, so Dom

2:07:362:07:42

did his normal routine, got his

headphones and earplugs ready to

2:07:422:07:44

block me out!

We had Jack Thomas in

earlier and he did mention that you

2:07:442:07:50

were a snorer.

It's getting louder

as the games are going on.

It was

2:07:502:07:57

just a normal evening for both of

us. The environment among the teams

2:07:572:08:00

has been really relaxed, strangely

relaxed, to be honest. Everyone has

2:08:002:08:07

been chilled out because we felt so

prepared for everything. I slept

2:08:072:08:10

like a baby.

Yeah, I heard him!

So

you didn't get quite such good

2:08:102:08:18

sleep. People like Jack have their

eyes set four years down the line at

2:08:182:08:24

a Winter Olympics, but for people

taking up the sport, you are now an

2:08:242:08:28

inspiration. Can you take yourself

out of this moment and see the

2:08:282:08:33

bigger picture?

Yeah. It's great to

be an ambassador for the sport. I

2:08:332:08:39

have been here for ten years and

busting a gut trying to make it to

2:08:392:08:45

the podium.

2:08:452:08:50

the podium. You don't normally think

of trying skeleton, but it's a great

2:08:502:08:53

sport to do and it has been a fun

obsession for the last ten years.

2:08:532:08:58

And one for the boys as well. The

girls have been picking them up, but

2:08:582:09:02

now you have got one back.

I have

been asked when the boys were going

2:09:022:09:07

to get a medal. Hopefully, we will

get a couple more for the girls this

2:09:072:09:11

evening.

Will you be watching them?

I will be screaming at the top of my

2:09:112:09:17

voice. I can't wait to see them go.

It feels good to be done. Once the

2:09:172:09:24

girls have got it done with tomorrow

evening, then it will really feel

2:09:242:09:27

like job done.

Hopefully, we will be

celebrating more medals.

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Congratulations to both of you. Your

job is done. The girls are coming up

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and latest day, you can watch their

first two runs lie. Aksel Lund

2:09:402:09:44

Svindal made history yesterday in

the downhill. At 35, he became the

2:09:442:09:49

oldest gold medallist in the men's

downhill. He has had terrible

2:09:492:09:52

injuries over the years. He was back

on the snow today in the Super-G.

2:09:522:09:58

Like the downhill, it is one run

down the mountain, a shorter course

2:09:582:10:03

but with more twists and turns.

Norway have won gold in five of the

2:10:032:10:07

last eight Winter Olympics where it

has been included. Who would reign

2:10:072:10:11

supreme? Lights find out with Matt

Chilton.

2:10:112:10:17

The 2018 Olympic men's Super-G is

under way. First Austrian on the

2:10:172:10:26

course. The first two men down where

the Italian and the Swiss man, who

2:10:262:10:33

failed to finish. The thing with

Super-G is, you want to be able to

2:10:332:10:40

get exactly the right line. If you

set up too much from behind, you are

2:10:402:10:45

skiing a longer distance. You will

be safe, but you are not carrying

2:10:452:10:48

speed, so you want to cut off the

corners to the maximum, but cut them

2:10:482:10:53

off too much and get the direction

wrong and you will go out. That is

2:10:532:10:58

what the first two racers did. He is

heading towards the paradise turned

2:10:582:11:07

in the downhill and towards the blue

Dragon Valley. Safely through that

2:11:072:11:11

section. Coming out of this valley

was what caused the other skier

2:11:112:11:16

problems.

That was a better line.

The lessons have been learned from

2:11:162:11:25

the first two who failed to finish.

Kriechmayr is the third ranked on

2:11:252:11:29

this season long campaign. His win

came in Colorado at the tail end of

2:11:292:11:38

November. Now, makes the last term

and leads the Olympic Super-G.

2:11:382:11:50

and leads the Olympic Super-G. The

first man to complete the course.

2:11:502:11:53

Kriechmayr leads the way.

That is a

good run from the Austrian.

2:11:532:12:04

good run from the Austrian.

Jansud

was the silver medallist behind

2:12:052:12:09

team-mate Aksel Lund Svindal 24

hours ago in the men's downhill in

2:12:092:12:12

Pyeongchang. Can he turn that silver

into gold and successfully defend

2:12:122:12:19

his Olympic Super-G Crown? He was

great on the top part of the course

2:12:192:12:25

yesterday in the downhill and for

me, he's the favourite in this

2:12:252:12:29

competition. He has better CBG

skills -- better Super-G skills than

2:12:292:12:36

Svindal.

2:12:362:12:43

Svindal. This is great from Jansrud.

What a jump, incredible landing.

2:12:432:12:54

What a jump, incredible landing. He

is half a second in front. He wants

2:12:542:12:57

the gold again.

2:12:572:13:02

the gold again. He got the line

perfect. That is that in ideal

2:13:022:13:12

situation with Super-G.

2:13:122:13:20

situation with Super-G.

His fellow

Norwegian won the Super-G title two

2:13:202:13:23

games in a row, salt lake 2002 and

Turin in 2006. Can Jansrud repeat

2:13:232:13:31

that feat? He is into gold again.

Jansrud leads the way.

2:13:312:13:41

Jansrud leads the way. Racer number

nine, Aksel Lund Svindal, looking

2:13:452:13:47

for the double.

2:13:472:13:53

for the double. Now he is going for

the speed doubles as he sets off in

2:13:552:13:59

pursuit of the Super-G title. It's

never been done before. The American

2:13:592:14:06

came close in 1992.

2:14:062:14:11

came close in 1992. No one has ever

struck gold twice. Could Svindal be

2:14:132:14:17

the first to do the bid golden

double?

Straight through a control

2:14:172:14:24

gate there. That is going to hurt.

It's a scrappy run from Svindal.

2:14:242:14:31

This is where he was so good on the

lower part of the course yesterday.

2:14:312:14:40

Now he trails Jansrud. It is going

to require a miracle finish from

2:14:402:14:46

Aksel Lund Svindal to surpass the

time set by his friend and

2:14:462:14:51

team-mate.

2:14:512:15:01

team-mate.

He could still slip into

silver, though.

2:15:012:15:08

silver, though. Svindal flies the

final jump. He has finished in

2:15:082:15:14

silver, despite almost tripping up.

That was a heart stopping moment at

2:15:142:15:22

the base of the mountain.

2:15:222:15:32

the base of the mountain. Now,

Giezendanner is on his way for

2:15:322:15:33

France.

2:15:332:15:38

Let's see what he can do. Risking

it. Over the rollers on the top part

2:15:432:15:51

of the course. The Dragons claw.

Around the Paradise Turn.

This

2:15:512:16:02

camera angle gives you such a good

idea of the speed these guys are

2:16:022:16:06

travelling with across the snow.

That there is a massive jump.

2:16:062:16:15

That there is a massive jump.

That

is in a super-g with no course

2:16:152:16:17

inspection.

2:16:172:16:22

inspection.

Half a second now. You

need to be within half

2:16:222:16:32

need to be within half a second of

Jansrud to be in the medals. Trained

2:16:332:16:37

well in the down hell. He could go

past Svindal and ski into silver

2:16:372:16:46

medal position. A little late on the

last. He has got the silver medal

2:16:462:16:56

position. He has demoted Svindal to

the bronze. He cannot believe it, he

2:16:562:17:04

is second.

He took a lot of risk and

it paid off for him.

2:17:042:17:17

it paid off for him.

Matthias Mayer,

Highway four Austria. Olympic

2:17:172:17:23

champion in Downhill four years ago.

Had a disappointing outing

2:17:232:17:29

yesterday. Missed the medals and

finished ninth. Can he bite back

2:17:292:17:33

today. Fight back today. He has made

a good start. Eight hundredths of a

2:17:332:17:40

second off the pace.

He loves it

when it is technical. Now, can he

2:17:402:17:49

glide over this slightly less steep

section? Needs to get the line right

2:17:492:17:53

after the jump. He heads towards the

Blue Dragon Valley. This is where

2:17:532:18:01

Jansrud was so good.

Matthias Mayer

is still in the hunt here. The

2:18:012:18:09

difference between gold and bronze

at the moment. There is room on the

2:18:092:18:16

podium the Matthias Mayer as he

hunts for his second Olympic medal.

2:18:162:18:19

I wonder if he has lost his chance.

Nope, he is out in front. Point 19

2:18:192:18:31

ahead of Jansrud. He can barely

watch. Matthias Mayer was the

2:18:312:18:36

Olympic downhill champion four years

ago. Can he win the super-g? He can.

2:18:362:18:42

Matthias Mayer leads the Olympic

super-g. The Austrian has skied into

2:18:422:18:46

the gold medal. Matthias Mayer, not

able to defend his downhill title,

2:18:462:18:57

So Hee Lee needs the super-g

instead.

2:18:572:19:05

How does he to Matthias Mayer up the

not bad.

2:19:202:19:28

They turned their for Beat Feuz.

Comes down towards the Blue Dragon

2:19:352:19:42

Valley. Big leap into that. He is

certainly here for a medal. He is

2:19:422:19:48

not turning up for the minor places

and he is in the hunt again. Level

2:19:482:19:56

at the second split with Matthias

Mayer.

2:19:562:20:04

Mayer. Quickest in that speed trap.

102.9 kilometres an hour. Feuz is

2:20:042:20:14

looking for a big surprise. Now he

might just have let it slip

2:20:142:20:19

slightly. If he can get he will be

amongst the medals again, as he did

2:20:192:20:26

on Downhill day. He tucks in for the

line and Feuz is in silver. It has

2:20:262:20:33

all changed here. Matthias Mayer has

just ski into gold and now Feuz has

2:20:332:20:42

his hands on the silver medal.

I

thought the mistake he made coming

2:20:422:20:47

out of the Blue Dragon Valley, he

just got the line ever so slightly

2:20:472:20:51

wrong going into the following turn,

the right footed turn.

Otherwise he

2:20:512:20:58

could have been climbing on to top

spot. But still, the gold in the

2:20:582:21:02

hands of Matthias Mayer. And most

Dominik Paris has something to say

2:21:022:21:09

about it. He is beginning his quest

to win his first Olympic gold medal.

2:21:092:21:14

If it was about size and weight,

Dominik Paris would be the winner.

2:21:142:21:18

He has had the advantage of watching

the others ski. His coach has set

2:21:182:21:27

the course for him, so it is fast,

not too technical. Paris is taking

2:21:272:21:33

the longer route. Missed the apex

and the start of the turn and ski

2:21:332:21:38

two meters off the gate. That will

add some metres onto his distance.

2:21:382:21:47

Big leap for Dominik Paris. Quicker

at take-off and landing. Now, it

2:21:472:21:53

might have just gone beyond him.

2:21:532:21:59

might have just gone beyond him. The

top three separated by just 0.18 and

2:21:592:22:03

he overloaded the outside ski in the

Blue Dragon Valley. Back on track

2:22:032:22:08

now. This is still recoverable for

Dominik Paris. Now, it is probably

2:22:082:22:15

too much. 0.67 and he might end up

outside the top five today. Matthias

2:22:152:22:28

Mayer's leading time... Dominik

Paris clerks 1:25.18 and goes into

2:22:282:22:34

seven. -- clocks. Matthias Mayer, is

the man for the big occasion. He

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wins his second Olympic gold medal.

It is the second medal for Beat Feuz

2:22:432:22:54

and Jansrud takes the bronze medal

after his silver in the Olympic

2:22:542:22:57

downhill.

2:22:572:23:01

Good morning. They feel are just

joining us from Pyeongchang, we were

2:23:132:23:18

getting a couple of comments that

the blue skies and the sunshine on

2:23:182:23:22

the balcony was looking warm. We

have decided to prove it is freezing

2:23:222:23:27

by coming down into the snow and it

is probably down around minus six

2:23:272:23:33

here at the moment. We have had

plenty to keep us warm on this day

2:23:332:23:38

seven. Here are the headlines so

far, if you have missed any of the

2:23:382:23:43

action. Great Britain are off the

mark in Pyeongchang after Dom

2:23:432:23:48

Parsons claimed bronze in the men's

Skeleton. A first medal in British

2:23:482:23:54

man since 1948. There was a massive

shock in the women's slalom as

2:23:542:24:01

Mikaela Shiffrin, one of the biggest

gold medal favourites for

2:24:012:24:05

Pyeongchang could only finish

fourth. Charlie Guest finished 33rd

2:24:052:24:12

in the women's slalom, a credit goal

-- to her after fracturing for

2:24:122:24:22

vertebrae after training in Sweden.

Lindsey Jacobellis' attempt ended in

2:24:222:24:30

disappointment for the American, 12

years after her infamous showboating

2:24:302:24:36

left her wanting in children. The

reigning champion, Matt Zhou hang

2:24:362:24:42

you took a giant leap to defending

his Olympic title with a flawless

2:24:422:24:47

short programme performance. He

holds a four-point lead heading into

2:24:472:24:51

the free skate. His archrival

suffered a nightmare routine.

2:24:512:25:00

Earlier this morning, Andrew

Musgrave took to the snow again in

2:25:002:25:04

the 15 kilometre freestyle. He had

high hopes of a medal position or a

2:25:042:25:09

high place finish, but finished 28th

and after the race he spoke to

2:25:092:25:14

Graham Bell.

What happened?

Good question. I

2:25:142:25:21

don't know, I had a bad day. I went

out and the plan was to go out

2:25:212:25:28

pretty easy on the first lap. Wasn't

going to be too worried if I lost a

2:25:282:25:32

bit of time because I could make it

up in the second. I thought, it is

2:25:322:25:38

the Olympics and maybe there are a

few guys that went out too hard. I

2:25:382:25:42

went out at an even pace and then it

was shocking, never got going and

2:25:422:25:47

felt heavy the whole of the way

round.

Even in the first 1.5

2:25:472:25:53

kilometres, you didn't have the

pace?

No, it was pretty shocking.

2:25:532:25:58

Sundays, you don't go that fast. I

don't know, I just didn't have a

2:25:582:26:04

good day.

What is next, we have the

other Andreu here. Come on in,

2:26:042:26:09

Andrew Young, what is next for you

guys?

Of who we have the team sprint

2:26:092:26:16

on Tuesday, so we will be doing the

team sprint and see how that goes.

2:26:162:26:20

Hopefully a better day for me and if

we have a good day, we can do pretty

2:26:202:26:28

well.

Tactics for the team sprint?

Go fast. I think we can make it to

2:26:282:26:34

the final on a good day. We want to

stay in the mixed for the first few

2:26:342:26:40

laps and then the last lap, because

it is two of the best on each sheet.

2:26:402:26:47

We have two be fast enough to make

it into one of those spots.

2:26:472:26:51

Commiserations today, Andrew.

Whatever! Only eight years until the

2:26:512:26:58

next one.

I am sure he will come

back.

We will see you in the team

2:26:582:27:04

sprint.

Andrew Young popping into that

2:27:042:27:08

interview. You might have heard

Andrew Musgrave say it will be eight

2:27:082:27:15

years before the next because next

year they changed to the freestyle

2:27:152:27:24

from the classic style which is not

his event. When you leave the ice

2:27:242:27:32

hockey early, which we do apologise

for, there would be some drama. We

2:27:322:27:37

will round up the end of the action

from the first period before we

2:27:372:27:42

joined the second period between the

Olympic Athletes from Russia and

2:27:422:27:44

Slovenia.

2:27:442:27:52

High and over the top. Power-play

goal.

2:27:562:28:09

goal. The net keeper beaten and that

is just what the Russians ordered.

2:28:102:28:14

Lovely

2:28:142:28:21

Lovely movements of the puck. You

cannot give the time and space to

2:28:212:28:26

Mozyakin as he walked onto one there

and blasted home with ease.

2:28:262:28:30

Beautiful

2:28:302:28:35

Beautiful pass from Nikita Gusev.

Picked how difficult it is for a net

2:28:392:28:44

keeper following the puck left to

right and then it comes off the

2:28:442:28:47

stick of Mozyakin.

2:28:472:28:51

So, can they add a second before the

end of the session? And they get a

2:28:572:29:06

second. Oh my goes nurse --

goodness. Double quick time from the

2:29:062:29:14

Olympic Athletes from Russia.

2:29:142:29:21

Olympic Athletes from Russia. Ilya

Kovalchuk, have much to say after

2:29:212:29:23

the opening game, but the old adage,

actions speak louder than words and

2:29:232:29:28

right now, the actions are pretty

good for this Russian team. They

2:29:282:29:34

lead now 2-0.

Let's see what it hit

on the way through. It was the

2:29:342:29:42

Slovenian defender. Right off the

stick of Jan Urbas. Talk about the

2:29:422:29:48

big guns stepping up in a large way.

Into the second session and very

2:29:482:29:56

much the Olympic Athletes from

Russia, are in control of this and

2:29:562:30:02

Ilya Kovalchuk, looking to go in the

back door. It is a huge turn of

2:30:022:30:11

momentum, two goals in the space of

22 seconds. Slovenia are on the back

2:30:112:30:17

foot now. This game has changed,

snap your fingers and it has gone

2:30:172:30:24

the other way?

It is coming the

other way again.

Kovalchuk, wide of

2:30:242:30:30

the target. They weren't so close

and Ilya Kovalchuk has got the bit

2:30:302:30:38

between his teeth and he is one of

the superstars, one of the most

2:30:382:30:43

known players in this tournament.

Right now, he's putting in some

2:30:432:30:50

performance.

2:30:502:30:55

The 2-goal advantage belongs to OAR.

2:30:572:31:05

Slovenia have to do something to try

and get a grip on this game and stem

2:31:082:31:12

the flow.

2:31:122:31:18

Rebound! Just wide. Not able to

finish it off. Penalty coming

2:31:392:31:54

against Slovenia. That will

frustrate them. They just managed to

2:31:542:32:01

get their first real play in the

zone.

That was the best opportunity.

2:32:012:32:13

Finally, Slovenia get a bit of

attack time. Here is the two on one.

2:32:132:32:26

This is a real tough penalty to

take, 200 feet away from your own

2:32:282:32:33

goal. Those are the ones that raise

the hair on the back of the neck of

2:32:332:32:36

your coach. The Russian team's power

play was so effective.

How are they

2:32:362:32:49

going to work this one around those

boards? It is with the main man

2:32:492:32:56

right now, Ilya Kovalchuk.

2:32:562:33:07

And they convert! Oh, boy. Right

place, right time. Six minutes into

2:33:122:33:30

the second period, OAR lead 3-0.

Right now, they are lethal in front

2:33:302:33:37

of net.

Of the power play once

again.

2:33:372:33:45

again. Right onto Barabanov's stick

and he makes no mistake. Sometimes,

2:33:472:33:56

it's not how hard you shoot, it's

where you place it. A terrific shot

2:33:562:34:01

from Alexander Barabanov. Slovenia

were hanging in there. But in the

2:34:012:34:14

last eight minutes, the Olympic

Athletes from Russia have taken this

2:34:142:34:17

game over.

2:34:172:34:27

game over.

Barabanov credited with

the goal.

2:34:272:34:36

the goal. And there could be even

more. They are in once again,

2:34:362:34:39

driving hard to the net. This could

be a penalty shot. It is. Hands in

2:34:392:34:44

the air.

2:34:442:34:50

the air. This will be the official

call on the ice.

2:34:522:34:59

call on the ice.

Counter shot for

tripping against team white.

That is

2:34:592:35:04

the signal, hands crossed above the

head.

Terrific shot here. He doesn't

2:35:042:35:12

have a lot of speed, but he

immediately shield the puck. The

2:35:122:35:20

Slovenian defender then has to take

him down.

We don't see many of these

2:35:202:35:26

in ice hockey. Correct call?

I think

so.

2:35:262:35:33

so. This is one of the most exciting

plays sport. Hits the post and away

2:35:342:35:43

it comes. He beat the goalie, but

not the goal frame.

2:35:432:36:01

In one motion, he fires that shot.

Like you said, he didn't get the

2:36:072:36:16

post.

Slovenia get this one into the

offensive zone. This could be a big

2:36:162:36:28

opportunity. Good save.

2:36:282:36:38

opportunity. Good save. Gracnar is a

man under siege right now.

2:36:382:36:44

man under siege right now.

Slovenia

have to find some answers pretty

2:36:452:36:46

quick or this game will be out of

hand before they know it.

2:36:462:36:54

Mozyakin has it again.

2:37:022:37:13

Russia are winning the 50-50 and the

40-60 battles. They have a real

2:37:192:37:24

hunger right now.

2:37:242:37:34

You know the saying. Hard work beats

talent every time. But hard-working

2:38:132:38:18

talent is almost unbeatable. And

finally, we are seeing this from the

2:38:182:38:24

Olympic Athletes from Russia team.

Ilya Kovalchuk!

Oh, my goodness!

2:38:242:38:33

That was class, world-class.

2:38:332:38:41

That was class, world-class. This

goal is all about the superstar that

2:38:422:38:46

is Ilya Kovalchuk. He slides through

the Slovenians before putting it on

2:38:462:38:52

a platter. And it was gratefully

consumed. This is a hockey clinic

2:38:522:38:59

being put on and it is being led by

Ilya Kovalchuk. What a play, just

2:38:592:39:06

three Slovenian defenders. And that

leaves a wide open opportunity. Look

2:39:062:39:13

at the pace.

This is just wonderful

hockey right here. This is what we

2:39:132:39:23

were waiting for. We knew the talent

on this Russian athlete team. And

2:39:232:39:29

now we are finally seeing it. They

are working hard. The skill on

2:39:292:39:34

display is amazing. That was the

player that missed on the penalty

2:39:342:39:40

shot.

2:39:402:39:45

shot.

That was a bit special from

Ilya Kovalchuk. He was one of those

2:39:462:39:50

players who featured in the Russian

shirt in Sochi who was criticised

2:39:502:39:55

for his performance. He wasn't very

good, let's face it. He had a bad

2:39:552:40:00

Olympic Games. He wants to atone for

that. Before this game, he had some

2:40:002:40:05

hard words. We didn't get the job

done, that was the sentiment of what

2:40:052:40:10

he had to say. He is one of the

superstars and right now, he is

2:40:102:40:14

delivering in a big way on the ice

and you can see what it means to

2:40:142:40:18

him. The Russians have got a taste

for it.

It doesn't look like they

2:40:182:40:27

are letting up any time soon.

2:40:272:40:38

Behind the back of the net, they

have a couple of opportunities to

2:40:412:40:44

move this.

2:40:442:40:54

The decision to make a few changes

to the line-up has paid off for the

2:41:002:41:04

Russian coach. Or I should say, the

OAR coach.

2:41:042:41:13

OAR coach. And another one! That is

number five.

2:41:132:41:25

number five. The Slovenian team is

battered and bruised and in tatters.

2:41:262:41:32

The netminder has played well, but

they can't compete right now. This

2:41:322:41:37

is an awesome show of power from

what is becoming the new big red

2:41:372:41:41

machine.

You get flashbacks to the

old Russian army teams of legends

2:41:412:41:47

past.

2:41:472:41:53

past. What a play here. This was not

an easy shot.

2:41:532:42:07

Russia are writing like puppet

masters right now. They have the

2:42:102:42:13

puck on a string, doing whatever

they want to do with it.

Five goals

2:42:132:42:20

from five different scorers.

2:42:202:42:30

Three goals in four minutes and two

seconds of playing time of the

2:42:312:42:36

second period. This is such a

wonderful play.

2:42:362:42:44

wonderful play. The pass goes

through an area that Kaprizov wasn't

2:42:442:42:47

in. It was a plague of almost

telepathic tendencies.

It was

2:42:472:42:53

terrific poise from Gusev. We see

his patients when he has the puck

2:42:532:43:02

inside the blue line.

2:43:022:43:08

Here it is again. And here was

Gusev. Terrific patience. No

2:43:192:43:34

Slovenian was even aware that he had

jumped out there. And it is

2:43:342:43:37

pandemonium in the stands.

The goal

that will make you jump for joy.

2:43:372:43:47

Obviously, there was talk about no

NHL players here, where is the star

2:43:472:43:52

power going to come from? Everyone

pointed to this OAR team. Certainly

2:43:522:43:57

a bitter disappointment in Game one

for Slovakia, but they are redeeming

2:43:572:44:03

it here because we have seen five

goals, five beautiful goals.

It has

2:44:032:44:08

been a performance of real quality

that will send shivers down the back

2:44:082:44:17

of the head coaches of the other

teams.

It certainly is a statement

2:44:172:44:22

game.

This could get very tricky.

Interception from Slovenia.

2:44:222:44:37

I was making the point, going back

to the red Army days and from a

2:44:462:44:54

Slovenian perspective, it is a red

wave rolling over. You cannot tell

2:44:542:44:59

the difference whether it is Ilya

Kovalchuk on Gusev. Every time you

2:44:592:45:08

look up, you see a red jersey

bearing down on you with the puck.

2:45:082:45:18

As this one goes across the front of

the net from the civilians.

2:45:362:45:44

the net from the civilians. --

Slovenians. Another penalty here.

2:45:442:45:46

Maybe this is a chance to put an end

to things. Quick question from the

2:45:462:45:54

rhetoric, are you OK?

Slovenia need

to find a way to stem the tide here.

2:45:542:46:02

Already 5-0 and I am sure there is

28 minutes of play still to go, but

2:46:022:46:09

I don't see any glimpses of a

comeback on the cards. But on the

2:46:092:46:16

Olympic stage, you don't want to be

embarrassed.

Absolutely, but this is

2:46:162:46:24

the kind of performance that every

once in a while you can watch a team

2:46:242:46:30

who is having fun, being expressive

and showing what they can do out

2:46:302:46:34

there. It has been a long time since

a Russian side has played with this

2:46:342:46:38

kind of freedom.

2:46:382:46:44

kind of freedom.

Here is the thing,

typically Russia always has the best

2:46:442:46:51

players, the most talented. But they

don't have the best teams. They

2:46:512:46:55

don't work hard and there is not a

lot of chemistry. Obviously, we have

2:46:552:47:01

just seen 32 minutes of play here,

and it is leading us to believe that

2:47:012:47:07

if they play like this, they work

hard, they really are the

2:47:072:47:12

favourites.

Absolutely. Other teams

will be in the mix, Canada, Sweden

2:47:122:47:22

have both looked good so far. That

is a huge hit. Stepping across and

2:47:222:47:27

making contact. That is the amazing

thing about this Russian side, they

2:47:272:47:38

are big and strong and willing to

trade physically. That is the other

2:47:382:47:46

interesting thing, it would be very

easy... Another chance... Off the

2:47:462:47:51

post. Maybe off the stick of the

netminder, but very close. This

2:47:512:48:06

point in puck's career, for him to

be killing penalties in a 5-0 game

2:48:082:48:14

shows you it is a team that is very

focused.

It tells you he is buying

2:48:142:48:18

in. Here is the giveaway.

2:48:182:48:25

in. Here is the giveaway. Remember,

Slovenia is on the power play here.

2:48:252:48:28

To make a giveaway when you have the

man advantage, tells you something

2:48:282:48:34

about where we are at here.

Seven

minutes remaining in a period that

2:48:342:48:41

may comeback in the

2:48:412:48:46

may comeback in the nightmares of

Luka Gracnar, the Slovenian

2:48:462:48:51

goal-tender. There will be red blurs

when he closes his eyes later,

2:48:512:49:01

firing shots from all angles at him.

Finally, Slovenia Ansah back here.

2:49:012:49:12

Jan Mursak again, is the one that

makes the difference. And the

2:49:122:49:20

captain, trying to get his team

going. They break the shoot out with

2:49:202:49:27

a garbage goal. Garbage in the sense

it was scored by picking up the mess

2:49:272:49:33

in front. But Slovenia on the board.

The captain, has scored twice. Once

2:49:332:49:45

late and an overtime the day against

the UK. This was a nice pass from

2:49:452:49:55

Verlic. Right in that difficult

area. It is an important goal. I am

2:49:552:50:01

not saying it will start a comeback,

because I cannot see that happening

2:50:012:50:06

here. But Slovenia need some kind of

win, something to give them a bit of

2:50:062:50:13

motivation late in the second

period.

Goal-scoring is, in this

2:50:132:50:21

game, maybe not quite as difficult

as some of the others in this

2:50:212:50:25

tournament so far. Third of the

tournament for Mursak and that is a

2:50:252:50:33

huge thing for him. Huge thing for

Slovenia as well, even though they

2:50:332:50:39

trail pretty heavily right now.

Three power plays, three goals.

2:50:392:50:49

Don't take a penalty in this game.

That would be my suggestion. The

2:50:492:50:56

civilians are having a little push

here. They tried to get a second in

2:50:562:51:02

quick succession. Under the catching

glove. We have another stoppage.

I

2:51:022:51:08

love when leaders speak up, but

normally when they do that and prove

2:51:082:51:12

it on the ice, some comments after

the game against Slovakia, they said

2:51:122:51:20

it was the power play that let them

down. We have to be better. The

2:51:202:51:24

power play has stop there is Mursak,

he had three points in Sochi at the

2:51:242:51:34

Olympic Games.

Right now he has

three goals in this tournament. This

2:51:342:51:42

is the third of them.

2:51:422:51:48

is the third of them.

Little bit of

relief for the Slovenian club.

2:51:522:51:59

relief for the Slovenian club. 5-1

leading Slovenia.

2:52:022:52:08

leading Slovenia.

A chance to pause

for breath. Barely been an

2:52:082:52:12

opportunity for that in this period.

It has been a lot of fun.

It has.

2:52:122:52:21

We, alongside every hockey fan, we

were looking to see how our team

2:52:212:52:29

play. It was disappointing against

Slovakia. They have gone back to old

2:52:292:52:38

tendencies. Did not work, let

Slovakia hang around. They have come

2:52:382:52:46

out refreshed, renewed and

reinvigorated.

The face-off breaks

2:52:462:52:52

towards the Olympic Athletes from

Russia team and they will be

2:52:522:52:56

breaking again. Looking for more

goals in this game. Kirill Kaprizov,

2:52:562:53:02

this line is clicking now. Nikita

Gusev.

2:53:022:53:10

Gusev. They are linking so well with

each other. They have potentially

2:53:102:53:17

the best part of the line behind

them

2:53:172:53:28

them with travelled that suck. One

of the greatest Russian players to

2:53:282:53:34

ever play the game will stop --

Pavel Datsyuk.

2:53:342:53:44

Pavel Datsyuk.

You are well within

your right with that statement, he

2:53:452:53:48

is about to be induced into the

Russian hall of Fame.

Lovely turn

2:53:482:53:53

and spin away. Some great

2:53:532:54:02

and spin away. Some great skating.

The Russians will break in at the

2:54:042:54:10

other end. Under four minutes to go

in this second period. From a

2:54:102:54:18

technical standpoint, this Russian

team has played so well. Done all of

2:54:182:54:22

the right things. Everyone was alive

to the giveaway.

2:54:222:54:35

to the giveaway. The Slovenians,

scrappy, trying to hang in. But it

2:54:352:54:39

is just so tough when they have

wave, after wave, after wave. Here

2:54:392:54:47

comes the next wave. This one

download... Good save. Luka Gracnar

2:54:472:54:54

did well.

2:54:542:54:59

did well. He took it away from Ivan

Telegin.

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Great pass. A drop of on the play.

They are showboating... Ilia Kabul

2:55:212:55:30

Chuck

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Chuck -- Ilya Kovalchuk. Second of

the game for him. They are being the

2:55:392:55:47

big red machine right now and

demolishing what is in front of

2:55:472:55:50

them. Incredible.

2:55:502:55:55

them. Incredible.

Speechless.

Speechless. This will be one of the

2:55:562:56:00

nicest goals you will ever see. The

long clearing pass. He wants it

2:56:002:56:08

back. Then what a rocket shot and I

love the motion. What a pretty play.

2:56:082:56:18

How do you defend that?

You don't,

you don't defend it. You do what

2:56:182:56:28

Slovenia did and that is collect the

puck from the back of the net. It is

2:56:282:56:35

a combination of four years of hurt,

frustration and anger from all of

2:56:352:56:41

those questions he has not liked.

The embarrassment, think about what

2:56:412:56:47

they did in Sochi, the host team,

out of there. There was a Russian

2:56:472:56:55

hockey inquisition. How can we have

so many talented players and how can

2:56:552:57:01

we not perform? This is a guy that

has taken his team on his back.

This

2:57:012:57:07

is almost Harlem Globetrotters. Many

people might not have watched a lot

2:57:072:57:16

of ice hockey, so what you are

seeing is very special. It is a

2:57:162:57:23

throwback to the days of the old

USSR team, the old red Army team

2:57:232:57:29

would do things like that. They are

on a different level to the

2:57:292:57:35

collegiate USA team of the

travelling Canadian team and they

2:57:352:57:38

are doing it right now. This is a

special, special performance and if

2:57:382:57:45

they can keep this level up, it

would take a very good performance

2:57:452:57:49

and a very good and disciplined team

to beat them.

You have hit the nail

2:57:492:57:53

on the head. The things the Russian

teams from the 70s and 80s did, was

2:57:532:58:01

so much different than anyone in

hockey had ever seen.

Puck

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possession.

2:58:042:58:10

possession. Slavonia are gone. They

are shot right now.

I don't blame

2:58:102:58:14

them. Puck possession, jumping

through holes, incredible chemistry,

2:58:142:58:21

knowing where your team-mate is,

like this right here.

2:58:212:58:32

like this right here. Nikita Gusev

wins this puck and right away he

2:58:322:58:35

knows where Datsyuk is.

If the kids

are watching, head of their trip to

2:58:352:58:42

school, they can enjoy this.

Particularly those who have an

2:58:422:58:50

interest in ice hockey. If you are

inspired, it gets to the Get

2:58:502:58:58

Inspired BBC web page. Your father

still plays, doesn't he?

75 years

2:58:582:59:07

old and still going strong. You can

find him at the rink three days a

2:59:072:59:12

week.

He loves it. Is he better now

than when you were a kid, I wonder?

2:59:122:59:19

He probably is.

2:59:192:59:24

He probably is.

Slavonia cannot

stand back and admire, they have to

2:59:252:59:28

keep working hard. Otherwise the

scoreboard is going to look very

2:59:282:59:32

lopsided. It already is looking

remarkably like that.

I just love

2:59:322:59:40

how the Olympic Athletes from Russia

team has not let up. They got up

2:59:402:59:47

3-1, kept going. 4-1, 5-1 and they

are not ready to put this one away

2:59:472:59:55

just yet.

Absolutely not as Lavinia

caught offside.

You know what this

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does, it sets up a matchup with Team

USA.

Potentially the first place in

3:00:053:00:13

the group as well.

Potentially for

first place. Slovakia will still be

3:00:133:00:21

in the right position, but if the

USA can get three points, they would

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have seven through the groups. The

most the Russians can get is six and

3:00:263:00:33

the most Slovakia can get is six. I

am looking forward to see how the

3:00:333:00:42

young American team handles a

Russian team, but hopefully

3:00:423:00:46

continues their play, from what we

have seen here.

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Well, playing against this quality

would be an education for the

3:00:543:00:57

collegiate American team. Certainly,

the players will never have faced

3:00:573:01:02

this kind of competition before.

3:01:023:01:09

Into the closing few moments of this

period.

3:01:193:01:25

period. It's the speed of thought as

much as the speed of foot in this

3:01:303:01:32

game.

3:01:323:01:37

game. Another shot comes in. It was

Kovalchuk looking for the hat-trick.

3:01:393:01:46

He thinks he might be able to get

one before the end of the period.

3:01:463:01:54

Slovenia can breathe a sigh of

relief that there will not be a

3:01:543:01:58

seventh goal in this period. You can

see the difference here in hockey

3:01:583:02:06

nations.

3:02:063:02:12

nations. The Russian defender Zub

went at the net. The difference in

3:02:123:02:18

nations is that one has the second

best league in the world, the other

3:02:183:02:22

doesn't have a proper professional

league.

And a population of 140

3:02:223:02:27

million compared to 6 million.

What

a period. The Ilya Kovalchuk show.

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An incredible performance from him.

And the Olympic Athletes from Russia

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have just shown what they are all

about. When we were looking at the

3:02:423:02:46

teams before the start, this is what

we were hoping for from this group

3:02:463:02:49

of players.

We knew that without the

star power from the NHL team, all

3:02:493:02:55

eyes would be on this OAR club. They

have star power in spades.

3:02:553:03:02

Kovalchuk, Mozyakin and a couple of

stars in the making, Gusev and

3:03:023:03:08

Kaprizov. Stunning stuff.

Favourite

goal?

All of the above!

It has been

3:03:083:03:15

a work of art from the Russian team,

who are chasing top spot. They were

3:03:153:03:20

beaten in their first game, didn't

play well after the opening seven

3:03:203:03:25

minutes. But this has been the kind

of performance that the Russian

3:03:253:03:29

players have been threatening to

deliver a maybe four or five Olympic

3:03:293:03:34

Games. And you are witnessing it

now. At the end of two periods, the

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Olympic Athletes from Russia are

leading Slovenia 6-1. STUDIO: Yeah,

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the Olympic Athletes from Russia

bouncing back from that surprise

3:03:483:03:51

opening group match defeat in some

style. If you want to watch the

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third period of that match, you can

head over to BBC red button. Mikaela

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Shiffrin is one of the big adult

contenders here in Pyeongchang in

3:03:593:04:05

the Alpine events. She already won

her first gold yesterday in the

3:04:053:04:09

giant slalom, but the slalom is her

preferred event. I don't think

3:04:093:04:13

anybody was expecting anything more

today from the slalom done another

3:04:133:04:17

Mikaela Shiffrin gold. But she had

it all to do heading to her second

3:04:173:04:21

run. She was sitting in fourth

position and Matt Chilton talks you

3:04:213:04:25

through what was a thrilling finale

to the women's slalom.

3:04:253:04:33

Next ago, Mikaela Shiffrin, looking

for the downhill double. She became

3:04:333:04:37

the champion 24 hours ago on this

hill. Her advantage is significant.

3:04:373:04:42

And it looks like the wind has just

eased off for Mikaela Shiffrin. Now

3:04:423:04:47

she finds the worst of it. Good,

clean start. Four races in the past

3:04:473:04:54

have done the GS and slalom doubles.

The first was in Oslo. Then in Lake

3:04:543:05:00

Placid. Another did it in Calgary in

1988. First mistake for Shifrin. The

3:05:003:05:09

most recent star with a double medal

was in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Can

3:05:093:05:18

Mikaela Shiffrin Derek? Not only is

she looking for the GS slalom ?

3:05:183:05:22

she's hoping to defend the slalom

gold she won four years ago in

3:05:223:05:26

Sochi. And she is finishing with

incredible speed! She has gone

3:05:263:05:32

second. Shiffrin will not make its

two gold medals.

3:05:323:05:39

two gold medals. Gallhuber stays in

first position. Three to go, and

3:05:423:05:49

Shiffrin made the error that cost

her the chance to lead this race.

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Shiffrin will not win the Olympic

title. Three to come.

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She has incredible strength. She is

maintaining most of her Ndidi even

3:06:193:06:25

as she battles through the wind. I

heard her scream in an effort to

3:06:253:06:31

encourage herself back onto the

ideal racing line. And us when

3:06:313:06:36

Larsson from Sweden, still in front.

3:06:363:06:42

Swenn Larsson, pushing for the line.

3:06:533:07:01

She is in bronze. Galllhuber is

guaranteed a medal. That is

3:07:013:07:04

extraordinary. Katerina Gal hygge --

Galllhuber will finish with bronze

3:07:043:07:12

at worst. Two to come.

3:07:123:07:24

Hansdotter is on her way. She had a

solid first run and a good giant

3:07:433:07:51

slalom day yesterday. The majority

of her advantage is intact. The

3:07:513:07:59

worst of the wind is at this part of

the course.

3:07:593:08:11

the course. Hansdotter has never won

an Olympic medal. Can she put that

3:08:113:08:14

right today? She is the former World

Cup slalom champion.

3:08:143:08:30

Cup slalom champion. Hansdotter

beats the lead! She moves into gold.

3:08:303:08:36

She is guaranteed silver at worst.

With one to come, Galllhuber finally

3:08:363:08:43

surrenders the lead.

3:08:433:08:52

surrenders the lead. Sensible skiing

from Hansdotter.

3:08:523:08:58

from Hansdotter. Now they have to

wait and watch.

3:09:003:09:06

wait and watch. The last skier,

Wendy Holdener from Sweden.

3:09:093:09:21

Wendy Holdener from Sweden. But now

it's down to the second run of the

3:09:213:09:24

Olympic slalom.

3:09:243:09:34

She has got the worst of the wind.

It's absolutely whipping in to the

3:09:353:09:43

face and goggles of the skier.

3:09:433:09:51

face and goggles of the skier. From

here, she can start to relax. She is

3:09:513:09:54

out of the breeze. She's got to push

through every one of these terms.

3:09:543:09:59

She can still turn this around and

take the Olympic title. Wendy

3:09:593:10:04

Holdener Switzerland, trying to deny

Hansdotter. Holdener takes the

3:10:043:10:11

silver! Hansdotter is the Olympic

champion.

3:10:113:10:16

STUDIO: What an incredible finish to

the event. Graham Bell, you said

3:10:163:10:23

yesterday, for Shiffrin not win,

there would have to be a meteor

3:10:233:10:26

strike! I must have missed that.

I

have never seen Shiffrin look so

3:10:263:10:31

sluggish on her edges.

3:10:313:10:33

It was like a meteor strike.

Shiffrin won her first Championships

3:10:353:10:41

and then she won the Olympics the

next year. She is undefeated in

3:10:413:10:46

major championships since 2013. For

her not to win today, I think

3:10:463:10:50

something special happened. She has

apparently been ill, but it was more

3:10:503:10:54

the fact that she won yesterday and

the fact that the programme has been

3:10:543:10:58

squeezed in. She had no day off in

between. She had to do the medal

3:10:583:11:03

ceremony and she normally goes to

bed at 8.30 at night. Lack of sleep?

3:11:033:11:09

In fairness to her, she does say she

has been ill, but that was not the

3:11:093:11:14

excuse she was giving. But it must

have played a part. When you're

3:11:143:11:17

coming off a day like yesterday, the

emotional highs of winning the gold,

3:11:173:11:22

it must be difficult to turn that

around if you are not 100%.

Even

3:11:223:11:27

after the first run, when she was

0.42 out, which is not much, because

3:11:273:11:32

she can win races by three seconds,

I expected her to nail it. She made

3:11:323:11:43

a slight mistake which cost her a

medal, but she just didn't have any

3:11:433:11:49

energy. She didn't have that oomph

that she had. And the other two

3:11:493:11:57

women, I did pick them to silver and

bronze. They moved up and they were

3:11:573:12:00

amazing.

Is it good to have a

surprise like this?

I think so, and

3:12:003:12:06

it proves how difficult it is to win

a gold medal. The fact you have won

3:12:063:12:11

one, yes, it gives confidence, but

to do it the next day is tough.

3:12:113:12:15

Stepping away from the Alpine

centre, you were at a cross-country

3:12:153:12:19

centre today watching Andrew

Musgrave. How do you assess his

3:12:193:12:22

race? He must have been

disappointed.

He was very

3:12:223:12:28

disappointed, almost inconsolable.

But he will bounce back. I was

3:12:283:12:36

talking to Andrew Young, who also

raced in that race, and I are

3:12:363:12:40

planning on racing the team sprint

as well. That should be interesting.

3:12:403:12:45

Gives them another shot at a medal.

When you spoke to Andrew Musgrave

3:12:453:12:50

before the Olympics, he had his

sights set on a medal, particularly

3:12:503:12:55

in today's 15 kilometres.

And maybe

the fact that he was so close in the

3:12:553:13:00

skiathlon, maybe that drained him of

energy. He said to me that he was

3:13:003:13:06

planning on going out reasonably

easy for the first half, and then he

3:13:063:13:10

was going to go really hard. And he

went to go hard and there was

3:13:103:13:14

nothing there in the tank.

What can

we expect from them in the team?

If

3:13:143:13:21

they can get into the top ten cut,

anything can happen. They will

3:13:213:13:27

definitely try as hard as they can.

Thank you for joining us. It's been

3:13:273:13:31

another great day and it is not over

yet. Darkness is falling, but Clare

3:13:313:13:37

Balding will take over from us on

BBC One. Do pop over there to join

3:13:373:13:43

her, because she will look back on

that fabulous bronze medal from Tom

3:13:433:13:47

Parsons as well as look ahead to

Lizzy Yarnold, who gets her Olympics

3:13:473:13:51

underweight in the skeleton

alongside Laura Deas. Lots to look

3:13:513:13:57

forward to. Goodbye from me.

3:13:573:14:03

Eilidh Barbour hosts live coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Day seven sees Britain's Andrew Musgrave compete in the men's 15km cross-country skiing. This is one of Musgrave's best events and hopes are high of a best-ever finish for a Briton in what is one of the most gruelling sports on the Olympic programme. And there is women's curling and men's ice hockey.


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