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two-man bobsleigh. But to take you

through all the rest of the day's

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action, here is Clare Balding in the

studio. From me, goodbye and see you

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tomorrow morning.

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We Are Here For The Next Few Hours,

More live action, men's: coming up,

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Great Britain in action today, and

they need to win against Italy, but

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we have time to reflect on this,

amazing coverage for Lizzy Yarnold's

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coverage yesterday to become the

first Briton to retain and become a

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double Olympic champion. It will be

the greatest day of winter sport

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ever for Great Britain.

There were tonnes of big names in

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the field. It could have been

anyone.

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Great Britain's Izzy Atkin takes

bronze.

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Exciting and overwhelmed, but

really, really happy. I didn't think

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I'd done enough.

Laura Deas goes next for Gregg

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Brain.

Laura Deas has done all she can,

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will it be enough?

I love pressure, I love pressure,

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pressure is a privilege.

Lizzy Yarnold next, the Olympic

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champion, can she make history?

Yarnold wins gold again! Laura Deas

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has went back bronze as well.

I can't believe it is happening. It

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is like a dream. I am so relieved we

can be on the podium together.

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STUDIO: We will see them on the

podium together getting their medals

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before 11am. We will be going live

to the first run of the two-man

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bobsleigh, we have a bobsleigh

expert in the studio, Nicola

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Minichiello, great to see you, thank

you.

Absolute pleasure, very excited

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what will happen in the next few

days, it has been amazing so far. We

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have to keep building for Team GB.

Flanked by two experienced

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Olympians, Alex Cooper starting off

the 21st century, superstars that

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now have ended up with a double

champion and three Olympics unbeaten

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for British skeleton, and Chemmy

Alcott. I have run out... I was

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thinking, what can I say that is

fresh and new, but basically, you

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have been a superstar in the studio.

Thank you. I am going to miss you

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because she is going to South Korea,

she will be back before the end of

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the games.

We are not losing you.

I

want to get in amongst the action. I

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am jealous of everyone out there.

How good is this for British winter

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sport to get this height of coverage

in the papers today and in TV and

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radio?

It is winter sport and it is

Britain. We don't do well in winter

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sport, except we do. We took half of

the skeleton medals available. We

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are a nation the rest of the world

should fear. The fact we have done

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it in skeleton shows we have a

system that works. We have to put it

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into some other sports, and who

knows, 20 years down the line, what

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else might be in the paper?

Going to

two Olympics and winning medals, you

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have worked all around the world,

you went to the Netherlands as the

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first female director of a sport

anywhere?

I did. After retiring in

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2011, I went into coaching a lot of

the development athletes in Europe,

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did that for a season, then worked

as a head coach in the Netherlands.

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It was fantastic, they got their

best result, fourth in Sochi. For

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the last two years, I have worked

with the Americans. A lot of the

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athletes developing, both skeleton,

Ghana and Nigeria, the athletes have

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come through that system. The same

in bobsleigh, the Nigerian team, the

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Croatians, and a lot of athletes are

coming up and it is lovely to see.

I

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am interested how the funding works,

we see the numbers and know that

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skeleton is the best funded of

winter sport, but what is the

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reality of trying to make it, not

paid, but afford to do it when you

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are an athlete?

It is really hard,

because I have always wanted, now I

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am a coach as well, and you don't

want it to be elitist, but it costs

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a lot. There are sacrifices to make

in terms of travelling abroad,

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looking for equipment and coaches,

but we are starting to build

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grassroot interest. The more it

builds, the more tourists we get

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scheme. 8 million people go skiing a

year. That is out of the country. If

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we can get more to go to Scotland

where the conditions are great, we

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can build our own system. They did

it so well in freestyle, they are

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starting to do it in skeleton, but

you guys need people involved

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younger. We know how to do it, we

have done it in summer sports, we

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are starting to implement it in

winter sport now.

It has an impact.

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When you look at the headlines,

slide and joy, history on ice, when

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young girls and boys, when they see

this, and we saw it on the

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highlights last night, the picture

of the little girl on the podium,

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recreating that scene, you want this

to be you. And you believe it could

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be you.

It is. It is a reality. That

is what is so great about it. It is

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not saying maybe we can do it, we

have proved it, we have done it. We

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can go on and be awesome.

The most

interesting story was two women on

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the podium, and they are such good

friends and have worked together,

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started together in sliding, and for

both, it meant so much the other was

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there with them. Let's look back on

a momentous day in skeleton.

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This is it. The Olympic final. And

believe me, there is no feeling like

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it, and nothing means more.

And with the British women out there

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in the start hut, there is a real

chance we could bring home two

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medals with Lizzy in third place and

Laura in fourth going into the final

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two runs.

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First to go was World Champion,

Jacqueline Loelling, slight mistakes

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all the way down, and she was to

lose her lead.

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That lead taken by the wonderfully

consistent Janine Flock, three

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really solid runs took Flock to the

top.

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Lizzy Yarnold, the defending Olympic

champion with a slightly subdued

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heat two was much better in heat

three, putting herself within a

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breadth of fourth.

Laura Deas maintained her

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wonderfully consistent Olympic Games

with the quickest run of her three.

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However, she stays in fourth place.

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Anna Fernstadt at her first Olympic

Games through in her best of three

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runs so far, closing slightly on

Laura Deas, into fifth place.

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That run three done, I wanted to

find the two important mothers, the

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biggest supporters. We have Judy,

how are you feeling?

I'm not too bad

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at this precise moment, but during

the run, I was incomplete bits.

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Bits.

I didn't know whether to be

sick, cry or both.

It was ghastly.

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How about you, Judith, you have been

here before. She has put you through

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this feeling.

We have been through

it before. Yesterday, I was really

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nervous. Today, I feel so much

better. Really excited, because I

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know Lizzy is really good under

pressure. So I feel more relaxed. I

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am really enjoying today.

We are all cheering Lizzy Yarnold

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and Laura Deas on. It is going mad

here and we have one run left. Who

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is going to bring home the medals,

and I Jolly hope it is both of them.

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For the mums' sake!

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And now, we come to the potential

medallists, Anna Fernstadt.

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Improvements

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medallists, Anna Fernstadt.

Improvements in right away through

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the competition, and she is just 14

hundredths off Loelling at the

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moment. Laura Deas to come next, of

course. Fernstadt needs to do it.

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She is having to control it there,

slightly control the skid, but so

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far, pretty clean. But the time is

bleeding away a little bit more. But

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like most of the Germans, can she

make it back in the bottom three

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corners?

They good at that, aren't

they. Really good at holding speed.

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Hermann had her nose in front, keeps

her nose in front. Hermann moves up

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fifth place.

Hold it together.

How

are we all at home? Laura Deas goes

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next for Great Britain in fourth

place. Doesn't really tell the

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measure of her consistency at these

Olympic Games. Let's not forget as

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well, for Laura, it is her first

Olympic Games, aged 29. Stunningly

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consistent, good starter. We want

that 51.8 or better. First, though,

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we need the usual good start. Can

she get under 5.1 to get a cracking

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shot at this? She has got it, 509,

Deas has a superstar.

She has

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matched her run from Humphrey, can

shield it together now? She has to

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stay calm. She will have seen

everyone slowly leaving the changing

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rooms, using her feet there. She has

a big lead, look at her, perfect

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line, perfect sliding. Our it

together, Laura.

Of Hermann. She has

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her eyes on the prize if she can.

Now she can't clip into the corner

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as she did here. Perfect. She has

improved on that. We have to hope

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the exit on nine was enough to keep

her moving up the leaderboard.

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Lovely, right up the middle, dead

centre, slightly high on the

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entrance to 16. She is confirmed as

fourth at the very worst. Laura Deas

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has done all she can. Will it be

enough, though? 51.9. I'm not sure,

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I would have much preferred 51.8.

She was slowly losing time the

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further she got down the track

towards the bottom. She had an

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incredible start, but I think you

could see she was not as relaxed as

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she was on her previous run. She

badly wants to move up, just there,

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that probably did it. She didn't

have the perfect line she had on the

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run before. However, she perfected

her steer and didn't clip. Let's see

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what happens. She has moved up. She

is still in the leaderboard,

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standing in first place.

Look how

close Hermann got to her. Laura Deas

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confirmed fourth. Can it get better

for her? Jacqueline Loelling, two

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years of complete excellence. She

admitted to nerves at the very start

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of the competition, and they have

shown. Loelling, funnily enough, has

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two 52 second runs to her name. If

she does that here, she is in

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trouble. We wish her well, because

she has had a magnificent two years.

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Really, the world's best. How does

it look?

Laura started so much

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quicker, but she is a mistakes it.

Is this going to be the one that

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sees Laura Deas move up into a

medal? That is a big skid there.

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That could be the mistake that gives

Laura Deas what she needs. Still

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building speed, I don't know how she

comes down to the bottom of the

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track.

Down to a tenth, second last

curve, wide on it. Nothing between

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Loelling and Deas. Loelling touches

Deas out. She does what she does all

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the time, and that is find speed

very, very late. She's got amazing

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credentials. Loelling guaranteed a

medal.

The Germans are just so good

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at this. They are not the best

starters in the world, and yet, they

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build speed with every single

corner, down every single track in

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the world.

Lizzy Yarnold next. The Olympic

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champion, can she make history and

win it again? First things first

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before Janine Flock goes. Yarnold

has got to stay ahead of Loelling.

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How has she started?

She started

well. She needs to focus on her

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against the track. Don't worry about

the German, don't worry about the

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Austrian, she needs to put in a

perfect run. She cannot make a

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mistake at all on this run.

Everything is looking good so far.

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The lines are good. She has good

control. Starting to build speed as

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corner eight drops away into nine.

She has the little touch, that's the

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same. Look at the Gap, half a

second. Is this the run that is

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going to give her her second gold

medal and defend her title as

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Olympic champion.

She had a big lead

over Loelling. This could be at

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least silver for Lizzy Yarnold. She

goes to the front and how! Look at

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the time, 51.46 to pile the pressure

on Janine Flock!

That is a gold

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medal winning run, I am sure of it!

We are looking at a two time Olympic

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champion.

Janine Flock to come,

though. What pressure now on the

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Austrian. Lizzy Yarnold, a

sensational final run. She knows it

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as well.

She does know it. That was

a track record. Unbelievable. She

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made a mistake there, but she had so

much time in her bag to be able to

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play with. Janine Flock is governed

to be up there in the changing room,

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it is sign silent in the changing

room, she is the only one there.

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This has to be the run of her life

to be able to take the lead. I'm not

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sure she can do it. I really believe

that Lizzy Yarnold has put down

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potentially a gold-medal run. Come

on, Janine, hold it together, girl.

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She has a good push and can do this.

Mentally, she has developed as now.

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For Austria, who have never won a

medal. Janine Flock, former world

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number one, she needs the run of her

28 years to tip out Lizzy Yarnold.

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It looks a big ask. She has a decent

enough start, though, 522.

That will

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not be enough. She made a mistake

there. This will drop away. Look at

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the time she has lost. That is how

good Lizzy's run was. She has made a

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mistake and she is a tenth behind.

Can she build up as she builds down

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the run? It is not about her staying

in front of Lizzy, this is, is she

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going to drop behind the silver or

even the bronze? It is a big gap to

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Laura Deas, the run is good, it

looks like she will hold onto bronze

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medal position, but time is dropping

away.

Dropping away all the time. It

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looks like Lizzy Yarnold is going to

win gold again. Where will Flock

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finish? Flock goes Forth! Yarnold

wins gold again!

Yes!

Laura Deas has

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won bronze as well! Lizzy Yarnold,

what a performance, the first

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British athlete to successfully

defend her Olympic title. And for

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Laura Deas, who dreams of medals at

Badminton, she has now got one at

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the Olympic Games! Janine Flock,

crestfallen. You have got to feel

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for her. But Lizzy Yarnold has done

it again and a great day for Great

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Britain at the Winter Olympics.

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How are you feeling, to back-up a

Sochi gold medal with another here?

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I'm exhausted! Yesterday after the

first run I almost pulled out of the

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competition because my chest

infection

was so uncomfortable and I

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couldn't breathe, so my physio gave

me talking to and said, you can do

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it. If it wasn't for every one of

the team, and my coach, I wouldn't

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be here, so I am hugely grateful to

them.

Deep breath, Olympic bronze

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medallist, an amazing achievement at

your first games.

I can't believe

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it's happening, this is like a

dream. I knew I could do it, and

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then I thought it would be snatched

away at the last minute. When

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ginning came down behind me I just

couldn't believe it was happening,

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and I am so pleased for Lizzie, it

is a dream come true.

What else have

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you got left to do in this sport?

LAUGHTER

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you got left to do in this sport?

LAUGHTER.

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I don't know! I just want to take a

nap!

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I don't know! I just want to take a

nap!

STUDIO: We can find out whether

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she had a nap for a decent nights

sleep, but I hope Lizzie and Laura

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are still looking at the screen

because I want you to see this, look

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at this as the newspaper coverage

and the back pages and front pages

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you have made, and the impact your

success, both of you together on

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that podium at the same time, has

had over here. Many congratulations,

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and I want to get a response from

you, seeing your families and all

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those shots, looking back at that,

does it feel weird that that

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happened less than 24 hours ago?

Yes, it is really weird, and very

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amusing to watch James fall off the

chair, he was so excited. We are

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pinching ourselves and to be able to

share the experience is brilliant

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stuff like Laura, for you, just that

whole... You looked like you were

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going to burst into tears because

obviously you thought

you had missed

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it and then you found that you

hadn't. Your four runs were

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third-best.

Yes, it was an

incredibly difficult moment because

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my emotions were all over the place,

so pleased for Lizzie and I thought

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I had missed out, I don't want to be

forth, and I knew it was down to

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Janine's run. I was so nervous I

could barely look at the screen and

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I was keeping an eye on the numbers

in the corner because I was praying

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that she would drop behind me, then

when I saw she came down in fourth

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it was total badness, -- madness,

when we scream don't jump together.

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I realise that third-best didn't

sound as good as it is, it was good

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enough for a medal which sounds

better. Somebody in the studio would

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like to say something to you, Alex

Coomber who started this medal run

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in the 21st century for British

women in skeleton.

Hi, Lizzie!

Hi,

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Alex, how you?

I'm fine, thanks.

Coming into this, you said your aim

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was to go back with the gold medal,

but I would love to know, at any

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point during training or the race,

did you have any loss of confidence

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or said maybe -- thought maybe you

wouldn't get it?

No, I didn't ever

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doubt myself, even though I was

potentially going to pull out of the

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race. I never stopped believing that

if I did my best and focused on me,

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my sled and the track, that's all I

had to focus on, I could potentially

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win. You can't affect anyone else's

performance, all you can do is your

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best, and I am relieved it came

together on the day.

The strength of

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that attitude is extraordinary, we

are in all. We look at you go, that

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is an amazingly positive way to go

about it. Laura, how much do you

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think you have learned from being

alongside Lizzy, and you started at

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the same time and have helped each

other, your results have been great

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over the last couple of years, but

what would you like to say about the

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double Olympic champion standing

you?

Well, she's an amazing person,

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and I feel incredibly grateful to be

sharing this moment with her. We

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started the sport at the same time

together, eight, nine years ago now,

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and I remember vividly the moment I

was watching her, I was at home, she

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was at Sochi, and she sent me a

message to say," she wished she

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could have been there with me.

Lizzy, in response, what do you have

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to say about Laura?

It's a huge

privilege to be able to share this

0:21:150:21:21

moment with one of my best friends

in the world, and I know she is a

0:21:210:21:26

fierce competitor, she is an amazing

push athlete and superb on the

0:21:260:21:31

track, so I know I had to be my best

to be Laura, and thank God we pushed

0:21:310:21:35

each other and helped each other and

now we can share it and have a

0:21:350:21:42

holiday!

Exactly, because you have

been pointing out to anyone daft

0:21:420:21:46

enough to ask about what next that

you are not going to make a decision

0:21:460:21:52

in any rapid way, you are going to

take time over this.

Yes, I think

0:21:520:21:58

you have two because it is such an

exhausting process. Every we train

0:21:580:22:03

our hearts out to get better,

faster, and we push each other to

0:22:030:22:07

the limit to try and better

ourselves, and to know we are

0:22:070:22:13

bringing home two Olympic medals for

Britain, for everyone who supported

0:22:130:22:18

us, that deserves a holiday and a

couple of champagne is.

Laura, what

0:22:180:22:22

about you, what are your plans?

I

think I need to take a break, take

0:22:220:22:29

stock. It has been an intense

Olympic cycle, a very long, tough

0:22:290:22:35

season, and I just... I need to go

home and decompress a little bit and

0:22:350:22:40

appreciate what has just happened,

have a bit of a break, then get

0:22:400:22:45

geared up again I guess to get back

in the gym.

Your medal ceremony will

0:22:450:22:50

be in just over an hour, isn't it?

Yes!

So everybody is down there, all

0:22:500:22:59

your family and friends and

supporters, and also alongside you

0:22:590:23:03

on the balcony, our third medallist

from yesterday, the first time ever

0:23:030:23:07

Team GB has won three medals on one

day at the Winter Olympics, Izzy

0:23:070:23:12

Atkin, congratulations, the youngest

member of the team, and how do you

0:23:120:23:16

reflect both on what you achieved

under three of you together, what

0:23:160:23:19

you've done winter sport?

I think it

was amazing, especially for all the

0:23:190:23:27

girls out there, I hope we are

inspiring some of the younger

0:23:270:23:33

generation to get into some winter

sports. It's been amazing and I hope

0:23:330:23:35

you guys enjoy your medal ceremony

because it is the most mental thing

0:23:350:23:40

ever! I know you've done it before

but it was amazing.

How difficult is

0:23:400:23:49

the Olympic experience from

everything you normally do on the

0:23:490:23:51

freestyle circuit. How different are

the Olympics?

I think it's just...

0:23:510:23:59

Mainly that the rest of the team is

here, we don't get to see a lot of

0:23:590:24:04

each other, obviously in different

events, so it's representing Team GB

0:24:040:24:08

them getting to watch the other

events as well.

What response have

0:24:080:24:12

you had from friends and family in

Great Britain. I know your grandma

0:24:120:24:17

got up early to watch it.

Yes, it's

been amazing. I am so surprised at

0:24:170:24:23

how many people stayed a light at

night to see it, and my aunt and

0:24:230:24:28

uncle flew out from Guildford and

surprised me, which was amazing, I

0:24:280:24:33

saw them last night and it was

incredible.

Chemmy Alcott is with me

0:24:330:24:38

in the studio, she competed at the

Olympics for Great Britain, you know

0:24:380:24:41

what it's like when you get the

feedback afterwards, almost more

0:24:410:24:45

surprising.

First of all, girls, you

are incredible, I am so gutted I

0:24:450:24:50

retired and missed out on this Team

GB by us. I would have done one more

0:24:500:24:54

Olympics had I been able to -- known

I would be there to watch you. Be

0:24:540:24:58

emotional and be proud because all

the effort you put in, you deserve

0:24:580:25:02

this moment. Izzy in particular, you

have won an X Games and World

0:25:020:25:07

Championship medal, do you

understand what this will do for

0:25:070:25:11

you? We are an Olympic nation, this

is the start of you being a mentor

0:25:110:25:15

and an inspiration for everyone in

Britain.

Thank you. It's been a

0:25:150:25:21

mental couple of weeks!

Enjoy the

rest of it, Izzy

0:25:210:25:27

mental couple of weeks!

Enjoy the

rest of it, Izzy, Lizzy and Laura,

0:25:270:25:29

we look forward to seeing your medal

ceremony later and hearing the

0:25:290:25:33

national anthem play on your behalf.

Well done, we are so proud of you.

0:25:330:25:38

Thank you.

CHEERING

0:25:380:25:41

Well done, we are so proud of you.

Thank you.

CHEERING.

0:25:410:25:41

Thank you for joining us and I hope

Lizzy gets the decency to night! I

0:25:410:25:46

never even gave her a chance to

answer whether she got a nap but I

0:25:460:25:50

assume she got some sleep -- Lizzy

gets a decent sleep. Isn't that

0:25:500:25:55

connection. De Buck that is

teamwork, and are you can bring the

0:25:550:25:58

best out of each other and push each

other further.

Going out in an

0:25:580:26:04

individual sport, lonely, a

roller-coaster of emotion, and to

0:26:040:26:06

have someone next to you, we think

like that for Elise Christie, I know

0:26:060:26:11

she has Charlotte so she has a

little of that that two on the

0:26:110:26:15

podium sharing those motions, look

at this, it's amazing!

And there was

0:26:150:26:25

no reason, Alex, why this can't

continue. They will encourage more

0:26:250:26:27

promising athletes to consider

skeleton as an option.

Yes, if you

0:26:270:26:30

look at the progression, my medal

was won bronze in Salt Lake City,

0:26:300:26:35

then we progress to gold, now we

have gone from one up to three, in

0:26:350:26:40

the sport, we took up the medals in

the skeleton, the first time we have

0:26:400:26:44

had a male getting a medal, so not

just the girls can do it, the guys

0:26:440:26:50

have been in the shadow of the girls

and it is nice that they can come

0:26:500:26:54

out and hopefully next time we may

see two men on the podium. That is a

0:26:540:26:59

reality.

If we look at overall,

Winter Olympic medals by Great

0:26:590:27:04

Britain, nearly a third, nine of 30,

have been won by skeleton aptly.

0:27:040:27:11

Let's have a look 21st-century

success of GB skeleton sliders.

0:27:110:27:19

Alex Coomber for Great Britain on

the verge of a medal. So here goes

0:27:220:27:28

Alex Coomber for the last time. That

was a pretty good start, 5.1 nine.

0:27:280:27:37

This could be a situation which is

going to be nerve tingling. Round

0:27:370:27:41

the final curve into the finish,

Alex Coomber has got an Olympic

0:27:410:27:45

medal.

0:27:450:27:49

What a marvellous moment for Shelley

Rudman in her first Olympic

0:27:520:27:56

competition. She has got to have the

start of her life and the slide down

0:27:560:28:00

the mountain of her life.

Almost a

tenth of a second faster than her

0:28:000:28:06

first run, where did she get that

from?

This is very tidy indeed for

0:28:060:28:12

Shelley

0:28:120:28:12

from?

This is very tidy indeed for

Shelley. Keep it together, hold it

0:28:120:28:14

together! Shelley Rudman has got a

silver medal for Great Britain.

0:28:140:28:28

Damien Williams going for gold for

Great Britain. That is a tremendous

0:28:280:28:36

start -- Amy Williams. She can take

a couple of tax on the way down and

0:28:360:28:41

still win this.

Keep it together,

Amy Williams could become Olympic

0:28:410:28:44

champion.

The last turn, surely it's

gone for Great Britain. Oh, yes! Amy

0:28:440:28:54

Williams is the queen of speed in

Canada.

0:28:540:28:59

Lizzy Yarnold goes for gold for

Great Britain. She's down, she's in

0:29:020:29:08

control, she's still in the lead by

a comfortable margin. She's going to

0:29:080:29:13

win the gold medal, surely.

She

could crash now and win it, she's

0:29:130:29:18

going to do it!

Lizzy Yarnold as

Olympic champion, oh my goodness. Is

0:29:180:29:22

brilliant!

0:29:220:29:27

brilliant! -- that is brilliant.

Laura Deas goes next for Great

0:29:280:29:31

Britain in fourth place. She has a

super start.

Perfect glide, perfect

0:29:310:29:40

sliding.

In 15, lovely, right off

the middle, dead centre, Laura Deas

0:29:400:29:46

has done all she can, will it be

enough, though? Lizzy Yarnold next.

0:29:460:29:54

The Olympic champion, can she make

history and win it again?

She

0:29:540:30:00

started well and just needs to focus

on her against the track, this is

0:30:000:30:03

what it's all about now.

Just bend

15 to negotiate.

Yarnold wins gold

0:30:030:30:13

again! Laura Deas has won bronze as

well! A great day for Great Britain

0:30:130:30:18

at the Winter Olympics.

0:30:180:30:23

I could just watch those

0:30:230:30:25

I could just watch those pictures

again and again, it's so lovely, so

0:30:250:30:29

beautiful. Here are the women who

have succeeded in the 21st-century

0:30:290:30:33

and got onto a Winter Olympic podium

through the sport of skeleton. That

0:30:330:30:38

is quite a list. When you look at

that, five successive games, and

0:30:380:30:42

medal has been won, what do you

think?

0:30:420:30:46

It's a systematic programme, the

results of there. It is phenomenal.

0:30:460:30:54

It shows, you don't have to be an

Alpine nation, you don't have too

0:30:540:30:58

have all the facilities and

opportunities. You just have to be

0:30:580:31:01

smart, and investment has been

smart.

0:31:010:31:03

smart, and investment has been

smart. It is really great for the

0:31:030:31:05

future.

Alex, you watch those

different races and how much the

0:31:050:31:12

style has changed.

It is amazing,

Salt Lake, 16 years ago, only 16

0:31:120:31:18

years ago. If you watch the races,

the sled technology has come on

0:31:180:31:23

quite a lot. My sled was a generic

sled, there was little you could

0:31:230:31:28

alter to fit you personally.

Nowadays, they are modular. They

0:31:280:31:32

have scans to make sure the body is

aerodynamic on the sled, and the

0:31:320:31:38

steering is perfect. The slider can

relax on the sled far more. They

0:31:380:31:42

don't have to fight to steer down

the track. It is interesting that

0:31:420:31:46

more sliders nowadays are calm on

the sled. You see very little go

0:31:460:31:51

wrong, which makes time and speed

faster.

Let's not forget Dom

0:31:510:31:57

Parsons. His bronze medal will do a

lot to persuade men that sliding

0:31:570:32:02

sports might be for them. He did

terrific clean well in a very, very

0:32:020:32:08

strong field.

Definitely. I always

think that, for the men, I think it

0:32:080:32:13

is more difficult for them to do

well. They are a lot bigger, they

0:32:130:32:17

take bigger hits. When they make a

mistake, the effect is much greater.

0:32:170:32:22

He has basically broken the trend.

It has become second nature that we

0:32:220:32:26

would go to the Winter Olympics and

win a skeleton medal for the women,

0:32:260:32:31

and he has shown that, as a guy, you

can do just as well.

We didn't

0:32:310:32:35

mention his name in his predictions

before, what he has done is go and

0:32:350:32:39

perform at his very best level, pick

his level up and peak at the right

0:32:390:32:44

time. As someone that had not got

onto the podium before, he has come

0:32:440:32:48

and done that. As a nation, we can

elevate ourselves when it matters.

0:32:480:32:53

You are looking on the podium. He is

so chuffed, but shellshocked as

0:32:530:32:57

well. He hoped it might happen, but

I have no idea if he believed it.

0:32:570:33:04

That was the beauty of this track.

It is what has made the men and

0:33:040:33:10

women's skeleton race phenomenal.

These are the most exciting skeleton

0:33:100:33:14

races you have seen. Nobody wants a

race that you know who is going to

0:33:140:33:18

win. You want it to be the last few

metres. I can't wait for the

0:33:180:33:23

bobsleigh, because it will be

incredible. It will all trot and

0:33:230:33:27

change.

Is that because it went

uphill at the end, the track had the

0:33:270:33:31

technical difficulty and speed where

it went uphill?

Three things made

0:33:310:33:36

the track different. First of all, a

difficult bend occurred at turn two.

0:33:360:33:41

That is early on. If you came out

with a mistake, you have wiped your

0:33:410:33:45

time. As a fast start, you weren't

guaranteed a fast downtime. Second

0:33:450:33:53

thing was it was uphill. This had a

lot to do with moment and weight.

0:33:530:33:58

Some of the lighter athletes were

disadvantaged. The third thing is it

0:33:580:34:02

is a short track. If you make a

mistake, you have very default time

0:34:020:34:06

to get it corrected and pick-up time

further down.

Really interesting.

0:34:060:34:11

Shifting to the bobsleigh, what do

they do to the track, do they change

0:34:110:34:19

anything? Does the start change?

It

doesn't. The track now is as it is

0:34:190:34:23

going to be. It is very different to

the test event. Some of the curves

0:34:230:34:29

are very different. They are thrown

into the wall. It is a short period

0:34:290:34:38

of time with six runs, a short

period of time to get around on the

0:34:380:34:44

track. A lot to discuss in

bobsleigh, because all sorts have

0:34:440:34:47

gone on with women having their

funding dropped and crowdfunding

0:34:470:34:52

themselves to get there. What would

be a name for them? They've had a

0:34:520:34:58

great season. They have had their

best season ever. If we are talking

0:34:580:35:02

top eight or top six, that would be

a fantastic result. We have seen it,

0:35:020:35:09

this track is tear up the book. If

you have velocity on curved two,

0:35:090:35:14

anything can happen.

We will have

more conversation about different

0:35:140:35:19

events, but the saddest sight

without a doubt yesterday was that

0:35:190:35:22

of Elise Christie being taken away

on a stretcher after the semifinals

0:35:220:35:26

of the 1500 metres, a crash on the

last bend, it sent her into the side

0:35:260:35:31

pads with such force that she was

unable to get up and finish the

0:35:310:35:37

race. Had she finished the race, she

may have advanced to the final, we

0:35:370:35:40

will never know. But she had

suspected broken bones. The good

0:35:400:35:45

news is nothing is broken, but we

will get the latest in a second. For

0:35:450:35:50

Elise, it was another day of

desperate disappointment.

0:35:500:35:57

COMMENTATOR: Gurley here we go,

Elise Christie needs to finish in

0:35:570:36:02

the top two.

0:36:020:36:03

Christie has a little bit of work to

do now. Choi goes towards the front.

0:36:040:36:11

Christie comes through on the

inside. Good move from her. Two

0:36:110:36:14

that's to go. Christie just a little

bit patient there. And now the race

0:36:140:36:22

is on as they take the bell.

Christie in third place, Choi

0:36:220:36:25

Minjeong leads the way. As they come

around the final bend, they both

0:36:250:36:31

crash! Christie has crashed again

now in the semifinal right the final

0:36:310:36:36

bend yet again. She ends up in a

distraught heap on the floor. She

0:36:360:36:41

was almost there.

0:36:410:36:46

David McDaid has joined us, he is on

the balcony in Pyeongchang. What is

0:36:460:36:51

the latest with Elise, and how

likely is it she might be able to

0:36:510:36:54

compete in the heat of the 1000 on

Tuesday?

She was taken to hospital

0:36:540:37:01

last night, and thankfully, no

broken bones. We heard today,

0:37:010:37:05

actually, she had been back to

hospital, and has had an MRI scan on

0:37:050:37:10

her right ankle, which was the one

that was giving her pain as she was

0:37:100:37:13

taken off the ice last month. It has

revealed she has some torn soft

0:37:130:37:18

tissue damage. We don't exactly know

what that means. It could be

0:37:180:37:21

bruising, it could be anything a bit

worse than that, but she has been on

0:37:210:37:28

social media today and she looks

quite chirpy, she has been smiling.

0:37:280:37:31

But she has been wearing a

protective boot on her right ankle.

0:37:310:37:35

Team GB say, head of the 1000 heats

on Tuesday, she will continue to be

0:37:350:37:41

assessed and treated by Team GB

doctors. They will take a decision,

0:37:410:37:45

probably, they might even wait up

until 20-30 minutes before the heat

0:37:450:37:49

takes place to decide if she will

take part in the race on Tuesday.

0:37:490:38:00

If she was able to take part in the

heats and get through them, if she's

0:38:010:38:03

capable of doing that, she is then

got a bit more recovery time,

0:38:030:38:06

doesn't she.

Absolutely, yes. The

first heat is on Tuesday, it's just

0:38:060:38:08

one race. It will probably take 90

seconds over 1000 metres, and she

0:38:080:38:14

has a full day on Wednesday and

Thursday to rest before coming back

0:38:140:38:17

at Devon PM to compete in the

quarters, semis and finals. We hope

0:38:170:38:24

she is fit enough to take part. --

7p. It is a distance she is World

0:38:240:38:30

Champion at. It has not gone so well

for her so far, but if she can get

0:38:300:38:34

in a position where she is in the

final, it is short track. And as we

0:38:340:38:38

have seen this week, anything

happen.

We believe how much anything

0:38:380:38:42

can happen, it is a brutal sport, it

seems chaotic at times. What has

0:38:420:38:46

been the reaction of those closest

to Elise? You know them, you have

0:38:460:38:50

seen them through the build up, what

is your feeling about how they are

0:38:500:38:56

trying to protect her, really?

I think everyone is very conscious

0:38:560:39:03

that it doesn't turn into a repeat

of what happened four years ago in

0:39:030:39:06

Sochi when she had three penalties

and was absolutely heartbroken. She

0:39:060:39:11

does have some very people around

her, Charlotte Gilmartin her

0:39:110:39:15

team-mate is also heard roommate.

She is a good person to have around,

0:39:150:39:19

she will put an arm around Elise.

She also went out in her Sennia

0:39:190:39:24

final, but you have other people

like Nick Gooch, himself an Olympic

0:39:240:39:28

bronze medallist in short track from

1994. He has known Elise the ten

0:39:280:39:34

years, worked with her, he knows

what makes her tick, he knows how to

0:39:340:39:38

calm her down. He knows that

sometimes she overthink things.

0:39:380:39:42

Stewart Laing, performance director,

he came in in 2015 and has

0:39:420:39:45

overhauled away the system is set

up. He brings a psychological side

0:39:450:39:52

to the sport. Given what has

happened to Elise in the past, they

0:39:520:39:55

are careful to make sure she thinks

in the right way. After

0:39:550:39:58

disappointment in the 500 the other

day, she was saying the 1500 is not

0:39:580:40:03

her priority, the priority is the

1000. After two disappointment, how

0:40:030:40:07

will she go into what effectively is

her last chance in Pyeongchang?

A

0:40:070:40:12

word on Charlotte Gilmartin, she has

had two heavy falls, in the first

0:40:120:40:16

one, she damaged her ribs. Is she in

the 1000 and will she be OK?

0:40:160:40:23

Charlotte is absolute defined. She

did damage her ribs, a 3-person

0:40:230:40:28

crash in the 500. Yesterday, she

fell away without touching anyone,

0:40:280:40:32

so she was a bit shaken yesterday

when I spoke to her, but that was

0:40:320:40:36

because she hung around to watch

Elise and she was concerned for her

0:40:360:40:40

friend. She will be fine to skate in

the 1000. Kat Thomson is the other

0:40:400:40:44

female competitor, she goes in the

1000 metres. We will have three

0:40:440:40:49

competitors on the start line on

Tuesday. Hopefully, they can get

0:40:490:40:52

through one heat, and we are looking

to Charlotte and Elise to push for

0:40:520:40:56

the final.

Thank you for bringing us

the twists and turns, the bashers

0:40:560:41:01

and bumps of the short track speed

skating. You have skied with

0:41:010:41:05

injuries, can you get through the

pain if you have to?

The Olympics is

0:41:050:41:10

special. You have more adrenaline,

more anxiety, more excitement than

0:41:100:41:17

ever before. When you have an injury

or when something goes wrong, all

0:41:170:41:21

the expectation goes away and you

are free. It depends on the extent

0:41:210:41:25

of the injury, but when I have had

injuries before and gone to the

0:41:250:41:29

start gate, I have not had any

pressure for myself or anyone does,

0:41:290:41:32

because no one execs anything. You

can do your thing. If she can start,

0:41:320:41:40

she has an excuse to not do her

best. With you have an excuse, it

0:41:400:41:44

can allow you to perform.

Lizzy,

same thing. After the first one, she

0:41:440:41:50

nearly pulled out. We could see it,

we knew, and I kept saying, I

0:41:500:41:55

wondered how worried she would be

about not being able to breathe, and

0:41:550:41:58

is busy. Did it help that there was

an element of not being at her best?

0:41:580:42:03

She is going to put the most

pressure on herself out of

0:42:030:42:07

everybody. The fact she was not

feeling great, she knows herself she

0:42:070:42:10

would not be at her best, and as

Chemmy said, it gives you a chance

0:42:100:42:14

to say to yourself, I had to do what

I have to do that and see what

0:42:140:42:18

happens. No one can blame me if it

goes wrong. Definitely, it gives you

0:42:180:42:22

a huge release.

It depends on the

level of the injury. We don't know

0:42:220:42:27

what Elise's injury is yet.

Obviously, if it is sore and it

0:42:270:42:32

impedes her ability to skate past,

this -- skate fast, this is

0:42:320:42:38

irrelevant. It could be a surprise.

Let's hope. When you look at her

0:42:380:42:47

experience over her Olympic Games

that she's competed in, you couldn't

0:42:470:42:52

get a more unlucky athlete. You just

couldn't. I mean... It's terrible.

0:42:520:42:57

I'm glad in many ways of that,

action, in the 500 metres, she did

0:42:570:43:02

get up and finish. She did finish

fourth. That penultimate one should

0:43:020:43:08

say, in brackets, fourth. But it

really is a mental issue as much as

0:43:080:43:14

a physical one.

But she is triple

World Champion. It is amazing we get

0:43:140:43:21

behind the Olympics, but people

forget the hard work these athletes

0:43:210:43:24

put in date in, day out in the four

years. She is triple World Champion,

0:43:240:43:28

and has achieved so much. If it does

not go the way everyone wants it to,

0:43:280:43:33

she has that to fall back on. The

World Championship in speed skating,

0:43:330:43:37

as we heard in short track, is

tougher. She has that behind her.

0:43:370:43:43

She has achieved the toughest thing

in hers bought. The Olympic gold is

0:43:430:43:47

the icing on the cake, and we want

her to get it, but if it is not to

0:43:470:43:50

be, it is not to be.

If it can

happen, it will. With a coaching

0:43:500:43:56

head on, what would you try to do

with her now between now and

0:43:560:43:58

Tuesday?

Positivity. She has gone

through the most devastating run of

0:43:580:44:05

bad luck through the Olympics.

Obviously, in the back of her mind,

0:44:050:44:09

at this point, she will have, "Is

this not supposed to happen?" She

0:44:090:44:14

has to deal with the process, and

hopefully, fingers crossed, get to

0:44:140:44:18

the start line in good enough shape.

She is a fun nominal athlete, no

0:44:180:44:22

taking that away from her. She has

just had incredibly bad luck.

How

0:44:220:44:27

much are you buoyed by success in

other sports? When you are part of

0:44:270:44:32

an Olympic team and UC Lizzy Yarnold

winning, Laura Deas, Izzy Atkin, and

0:44:320:44:37

you are trying to join a gang of

medallist, does it help you and make

0:44:370:44:41

you feel much more uplifted?

That is

what is great about the Winter

0:44:410:44:46

Olympics. For winter sport, it is

lonely, generally. Each sport is

0:44:460:44:50

individual. Ice track sports, we

hardly ever see each other in the

0:44:500:44:54

season, because the tracks can run

on one condition a week. It is not

0:44:540:45:00

like summer sports, where you can

see people regularly. The fact that

0:45:000:45:03

everyone comes together at one time,

that in itself motivates people

0:45:030:45:08

because you feel part of something,

and definitely, that first medal

0:45:080:45:13

from Dom has kick-started

everything, it will make everyone

0:45:130:45:15

poignant. It goes to show again that

we can do this. We sent Elise her

0:45:150:45:22

best, and if she is fine and races.

If she gets in a state where she

0:45:220:45:27

doesn't worry about it, she needs to

hopefully let it go and just get in

0:45:270:45:31

the zone and do her thing.

The

trouble is, even though it matters

0:45:310:45:34

most, pretending it doesn't matter

at all may help. Let's see what we

0:45:340:45:40

have coming up in the programme

here.

0:45:400:45:47

Will be catching up on the mend's

skiing freestyle. Could James Woods

0:45:470:45:55

work his way into the medals after

Izzy Atkin's medal yesterday?

0:45:550:46:08

We will have the chaos of the mend's

15 K mass start! 30 men on

0:46:080:46:17

cross-country skis needing to ski

and shoot for three quarters of an

0:46:170:46:19

hour.

0:46:190:46:25

hour. Back in 1964 in Innsbruck and

Tina Yu Nash and Robin Dixon won

0:46:250:46:28

Britain's only gold in the two man

Bob. Brad Hall and Joel Fearon start

0:46:280:46:33

their campaign later this morning.

Plenty of space on the ice already

0:46:330:46:39

this morning and the GB men later on

need a win against Italy. They have

0:46:390:46:43

the same record so far, winning

0:46:430:46:47

need a win against Italy. They have

the same record so far, winning two

0:46:470:46:47

and losing three. In terms of timing

is, let's give you a bit of a clue

0:46:470:46:52

as to when we are doing what.

0:46:520:46:57

It's going to be a fairly busy

morning to be honest. But let's talk

0:47:170:47:24

about slopestyle and what, Chemmy

0:47:240:47:27

morning to be honest. But let's talk

about slopestyle and what, Chemmy,

0:47:270:47:27

is

0:47:270:47:28

about slopestyle and what, Chemmy,

is required. Have you tried going on

0:47:280:47:33

those rails?

I have, and

successfully. It takes talent, it's

0:47:330:47:37

what I wanted to do because it's

what the cool kids do. There's a

0:47:370:47:44

difference between being a good rail

rider to being good in the jumps and

0:47:440:47:49

the air. The person who wins

slopestyle is the person who can win

0:47:490:47:53

that -- link that runs together,

puts it down and takes risks, and we

0:47:530:47:58

know when you take risks and go 20

metres in the air things can go

0:47:580:48:02

wrong, so it is the ultimate goal of

putting everything together on the

0:48:020:48:06

day.

You have set it up beautifully,

let's see the action unfold in the

0:48:060:48:10

slopestyle.

0:48:100:48:12

COMMENTATOR:

Evan has been so solid.

He should have a technical top

0:48:120:48:29

section, he is strong on rails. .

Through the kink rail, switch up,

0:48:290:48:39

270 off the wrong way.

Nowhere near

the speed of anyone else but the

0:48:390:48:43

technical difficulty was off the

charts.

I like that, right out of

0:48:430:48:47

the corner, nice line.

Possibly the

cleanest we have seen, can he back

0:48:470:48:54

it up with strong kickers?

Big 1260.

Now into the spot and jump. There

0:48:540:49:06

was one, two, three, four and a

half, 1620!

LAUGHTER

0:49:060:49:11

was one, two, three, four and a

half, 1620!

LAUGHTER. This boy has

0:49:110:49:16

just landed an incredible run, so

much composure.

Very clean, apart

0:49:160:49:20

from that one rail, he was pinpoint.

This is going to be breathtaking,

0:49:200:49:29

and with perfect conditions here at

Phoenix Park, it means we are seeing

0:49:290:49:34

consistency, that's what we saw in

qualifying, everyone stomping their

0:49:340:49:37

runs so the best, the judges leaving

themselves plenty of room there.

0:49:370:49:42

Yes.

0:49:420:49:47

Yes.

So, McEachran, Great Britain's

finest free skier, qualified

0:49:510:49:55

comfortably -- so, Woodsy, Britain's

finest free skier, qualified

0:49:550:50:02

comfortably, took over two weeks ago

at X Games. Can he do what he did in

0:50:020:50:08

qualifiers and lay down a clean

first run?

271, 450 out the opposite

0:50:080:50:14

way, this line. Just tagging the

goal post as well, showing the

0:50:140:50:19

control to the judges. He will be

absolutely frothing here, he's going

0:50:190:50:24

to be feeling like a kid that's come

down at Christmas and seen a bounty

0:50:240:50:30

of presents under the tree. Into the

first of these jumps.

Right off the

0:50:300:50:36

top corner, sending it deep.

Looked

so good on that first jump.

0:50:360:50:46

so good on that first jump. Huge

1260, now, are we going to see his

0:50:460:50:48

new trick? Yes, it is.

Oh! Woodsy!

It was silent in here, hearts were

0:50:480:50:57

bouncing off the walls. He sent it

so deep, he looked so relaxed on

0:50:570:51:02

every landing.

He knows, doesn't he?

He knows it was right there at his

0:51:020:51:08

fingertips.

Unbelievable run. Look

at the grab on that! Scented so

0:51:080:51:14

deep. Oh, and just caught the edge

-- sent it so deep. Now the

0:51:140:51:25

Norwegian, Braaten. Big name on the

jumps.

0:51:250:51:29

Got some big tricks. Hold tight...

Just using that little detail up

0:51:330:51:44

there to get the judges affection.

Through the kink, 450 out.

0:51:440:51:52

Through the kink, 450 out. So,

really nice, and then chucking a

0:51:530:51:59

cheeky little bio thingy of the

saddle.

Came off his nose there!

0:51:590:52:07

Double 1260.

Winds up had.

Switch

double 14.

Back-to-back 14 is here.

0:52:100:52:18

So much going on! Then absolutely

stumped the landing. Braaten with

0:52:180:52:26

the first really powerful run here

in mend's ski slope finals. --

0:52:260:52:34

mend's ski slope finals.

Inside Toto

outside tales Fishing shifting

0:52:340:52:38

hands-on tale. Vigo, 95.

The judges

have gone early, that is really

0:52:380:52:48

high, really soon. Very tight in the

top three spots. Starts to drop off

0:52:480:52:58

rapidly after fourth place. James

Woods of Great Britain currently

0:52:580:53:02

eighth, just behind Gus Kenworthy.

Came so close on his first run. He

0:53:020:53:11

had everything in place. Pat

Sharples says, "You have so got this

0:53:110:53:18

stock quote.

Take a breath everyone,

we are collectively sharing this

0:53:180:53:24

with him.

Look at the smile.

Really

liked by the freestyle ski

0:53:240:53:33

community. 271, 270 off.

And a

double hit this time, it you heard

0:53:330:53:39

both of them.

Locked that down bar,

so nice, spilling onto the rails in

0:53:390:53:45

different directions, which the

judges will like.

360 grab.

Using

0:53:450:53:55

the direction of the Twisted Sister

kicker, but going right off the

0:53:550:54:00

corner.

Better grab that time.

Bottom jump here, what has he got

0:54:000:54:09

for us? The oxtail is there. Oh!

Yes, Woodsy, that was huge. He/she

0:54:090:54:20

drove down the run which showcases

him at his very best. Take a deep

0:54:200:54:27

breath and breathe it in, that was

majestic. One of the best slopestyle

0:54:270:54:34

skiers in the world Lays down a huge

run when it matters.

0:54:340:54:41

run when it matters. 91, says second

place for Woodsy at the moment, four

0:54:410:54:47

points below Braaten but 1.6

0:54:470:54:55

points below Braaten but 1.6 ahead

of in bronze position. Currently

0:54:550:54:58

fifth. We knew his rails would be

strong. He backed it up with very

0:54:580:55:05

powerful kickers on his first run,

now poised to strike.

He's like a

0:55:050:55:13

wild Cobra, ready to attack this at

any given moment. We say any given

0:55:130:55:19

moment, he's attacking it right now.

Is there such a thing as a tame

0:55:190:55:23

Cobra?

Oh, yes! Really like that,

super nice style through it. Now

0:55:230:55:29

into jump two. Oh, he's gone really

deep on that.

0:55:290:55:42

Switch 16, triple at the AM is.

Very, very big, and the Canadians

0:55:420:55:47

know it, and a TP M knows it. Little

shake of the head as if to say, wow,

0:55:470:55:55

I did it!

Can't quite believe it.

Gulbis 95, we think that might be

0:55:550:56:02

beyond him, silvers 91, bronze

anything above 89.4. 92.4, Alex

0:56:020:56:10

Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada moves

into the silver medal position. So

0:56:100:56:13

second runs done, Braaten in Gold

medal position, Alex Toutant Mackin

0:56:130:56:20

Sauber, James Woods in bronze.

0:56:200:56:27

Sauber, James Woods in bronze. James

Woods, Britain's finest, looking to

0:56:270:56:30

repeat Izzy Atkin's accomplishment

yesterday and take a medal here in

0:56:300:56:35

ski slopestyle. Just pulling his

lace out, having a little joke up

0:56:350:56:42

there. Woodsy currently in bronze

position with 91, so much at his

0:56:420:56:49

disposal, will he tidy up the run we

have already seen Woody something

0:56:490:56:53

different?

Switch now into the

butter box, no excuse, switch on to

0:56:530:57:00

the down bar, 450 out, a punt over

the goalpost.

Went bigger.

Really

0:57:000:57:05

like that line.

He's missed the 450

out. So a lot of work he needs to

0:57:050:57:13

do. He needs to do something

special, just tagged his way out of

0:57:130:57:16

that as well. He's going to use the

transition.

0:57:160:57:26

transition. So smooth there. Going

straight over the front.

Into the

0:57:260:57:32

1260. The earth came to meet him

then.

0:57:320:57:39

then. Oh, my goodness, it was

perfect!

But he's missed that one

0:57:400:57:46

rail, arguably the rail he has made

look so stylish and clean up to this

0:57:460:57:50

point.

Well, 270 onto the down bar,

450 out.

One and a quarter spins,

0:57:500:58:01

then that was the mistake, landed

too late on it and wasn't able to

0:58:010:58:06

get the pop of the end of the rail.

90 points, if, if the 450 had been

0:58:060:58:14

there, it would have been an

improvement, he might have reels in

0:58:140:58:20

ABM in silver medal position.

Instead a long and torturous wait

0:58:200:58:25

for James Woods. Can Goepper that

his performance in Sochi?

I don't

0:58:250:58:33

know is the simple answer. Bronze

medal in Sochi, so needs to up his

0:58:330:58:41

game a little bit here. Nice section

through the top, then switched to

0:58:410:58:50

70, 270 off, on the kink rail. Not

gapping onto that, coming off it

0:58:500:58:59

from the side.

Rotating on and off

in opposite directions, good show of

0:58:590:59:04

control through the rails. Tevez his

way into the first of the kickers

0:59:040:59:08

and goes deep.

The 1260 now.

Beautifully controlled.

Double misty

0:59:080:59:18

there. Brightside triple. Double

grab.

And he made that look so easy,

0:59:180:59:24

opened a burly, spotted the landing,

and Murray is making a grimacing

0:59:240:59:29

look. You think that's good enough

for the podium.

I think it will be

0:59:290:59:35

close.

It's too close to call.

It is

so close.

0:59:350:59:43

so close. The scores have come in,

93.6, Goepper goes into silver medal

0:59:440:59:54

position, ABM into bronze, James

Woods drops out of the top three.

0:59:551:00:02

And here it is the man currently

leading. The Norwegian, focused on

1:00:021:00:10

his third and final run. Will he

need to better the 95? And more

1:00:101:00:17

pressingly, can he better than 95?

I

think he will try.

Corked that one a

1:00:171:00:25

little bit.

Worked really hard to

get that around.

1:00:251:00:36

Oh! And its born. He almost punched

his way into the track, he was

1:00:361:00:44

frustrated by that.

1:00:441:00:46

1260 on the first of the twisted

sisters. Absolutely huge there.

The

1:00:481:00:59

Norwegian coach had turned the

setting up to about 15. His boots

1:00:591:01:06

will have diamonds on the front of

them, such is the pressure on those

1:01:061:01:10

skis to keep them on. They should

have come off in that crash, but

1:01:101:01:14

they didn't.

No.

Oscar Vesta, the

lone Swede that made it through from

1:01:141:01:20

qualifying ahead of some of the

favourites will

1:01:201:01:29

favourites will stop

1:01:291:01:29

's he got?

Needs the run of his life

here.

1:01:301:01:36

Pretzel out. Oath, he's gone.

That's

it. And the celebrations can begin

1:01:371:01:46

down at the bottom here. The

Norwegian with a fantastic first run

1:01:461:01:51

that withstood the test of time in

this final will take the gold-medal.

1:01:511:01:56

Braaten in gold, Goepper in second,

Beaulieu-Marchand in third,

1:01:561:02:04

in

1:02:041:02:05

in fourth. I spoke to your brother

before the qualifiers today and he

1:02:051:02:07

told me you were going to win.

Was

that always the case?

No. I thought

1:02:071:02:14

there were so many riders up here

today. I was happy to make it to the

1:02:141:02:19

finals, and then my goal was to go

for my best run, nothing to lose. In

1:02:191:02:24

the first one, I landed my best run,

so really, really, really stoked,

1:02:241:02:29

but I didn't expect to win here

today, not at all.

1:02:291:02:33

Tough for you because your rails are

your strongest point, and was it the

1:02:331:02:36

slip on the 450?

Year, on the last

run, yeah, I know it was, totally.

1:02:361:02:44

The sit back, it was a little bit

out of control. But you know what I

1:02:441:02:50

mean, it's a game of perfection.

It's not just that, you have to go

1:02:501:02:54

above and beyond technical

difficulty. That was insane. I've

1:02:541:02:58

come here, constructed this run to

win. It was definitely, Gopher

1:02:581:03:04

broke, but not the perfect one for

me and that is what you need.

1:03:041:03:10

So near but so far the James Woods.

Chemmy, great to see him try the big

1:03:101:03:15

trick and a shame it didn't come.

He

knows that if the run was clean, it

1:03:151:03:20

was good enough for medal. It is a

weird idea for him. I was on stage

1:03:201:03:28

with him at the pre-Olympic ball,

before Sochi, the first time his

1:03:281:03:32

event got into the Olympics. We were

on stage and everyone in the crowd

1:03:321:03:36

was supporting the fact that we were

sending this Team GB team. They

1:03:361:03:40

asked what it would be. He said, it

was never my dream. I was kicking

1:03:401:03:48

him, but it made me think, he grew

up skiing in Sheffield scheme

1:03:481:03:53

Village, and he grew up wanting to

push himself, putting down runs for

1:03:531:03:57

him that might be good on the world

stage in terms of the X games and

1:03:571:04:01

things that, but it was never his

dream to be an Olympian. I grew up

1:04:011:04:04

wanting to go to the Olympics, which

was my dream. But everything changed

1:04:041:04:09

four years ago when Jenny Jones won

bronze, which can make you in this

1:04:091:04:13

country. It can inspire everyone to

take up the sport. He came with a

1:04:131:04:19

run he constructed, he put the whole

thing down, rail riding into the

1:04:191:04:22

jumps. He knew it was a competitive

run. It was almost perfect. He came

1:04:221:04:27

off the rail and couldn't pull off

the 450. If he had done it, who

1:04:271:04:32

knows what could have happened? He

is so effortless to watch, so it is

1:04:321:04:36

great to see the level, it was huge.

The tap on the goalposts. That is so

1:04:361:04:42

hard to do. To see it

1:04:421:04:44

The tap on the goalposts. That is so

hard to do. To see it in the air and

1:04:441:04:45

decided to slightly tap it and move

on. He looked so relaxed. So

1:04:451:04:50

relaxed, and he has the finesse. He

is so are aware of his body and

1:04:501:05:00

positioning, and landings.

1:05:001:05:04

Don't forget, he has the big air

coming up, and that is why, at the

1:05:051:05:10

finish, he was quite sensible about

this. He wants to see the

1:05:101:05:14

progression of the sport. Just

there, he caught his outside edge on

1:05:141:05:18

landing. The other guys, the

Norwegian put down a run that was

1:05:181:05:23

clean enough. He said it, fourth

place is minging. So Sheffield.

When

1:05:231:05:34

you start with these tricks and

things, presumably you start indoors

1:05:341:05:38

on a trampling.

On the trampoline,

then you go to water. You can go on

1:05:381:05:43

a jump and land in water, then you

go on air bags, and they have made a

1:05:431:05:48

bag technology, something we have

pushed. They practice in Italy. It

1:05:481:05:56

has been super helpful for them. But

still, the first time you do it on

1:05:561:06:00

snow, numbing to land it, there is

no hesitation or moment of

1:06:001:06:04

reflection, even though

1:06:041:06:09

no hesitation or moment of

reflection, even though you are

1:06:091:06:09

thinking about body position and

rotation of the jump, thinking about

1:06:091:06:13

speed, there is so much to consider.

And you have got to be a performer,

1:06:131:06:16

a showman.

Yeah.

He is like an old

school rock star, or a new school

1:06:161:06:23

rock star, but he is very different.

He is very relaxed, it's very cool,

1:06:231:06:30

he's an artist, an absolute artist.

That's the great thing about Winter

1:06:301:06:35

Olympics, we have so many different

abilities and skills required, and

1:06:351:06:39

so many different varieties across

the different events, but this is so

1:06:391:06:42

artistic and it's just cool.

They do

loads of hard work. The snowboarders

1:06:421:06:50

want to pretend they don't put in

hard work, it takes a lot of hard

1:06:501:06:53

work, and they don't show you that,

because it is about coolness and

1:06:531:06:56

hard work.

Jamie Anderson won

snowboarding equivalent, she was

1:06:561:07:06

annoyed they could not show the same

thing.

It was early in the

1:07:061:07:10

competition, Aimee Fuller got

stopped by the wind in the air.

1:07:101:07:12

Jamie Anderson won the gold, but

part of her is broken because she

1:07:121:07:16

couldn't show what she could do. In

the conditions today, when they are

1:07:161:07:20

perfect, you want to push the sport

and show it is developing. She

1:07:201:07:23

couldn't. She wanted to give the

medal back and do the condition

1:07:231:07:26

again to show how much it has

progressed.

The men did it in such

1:07:261:07:30

good conditions and we saw the best

of it. You were modest earlier, you

1:07:301:07:36

said you could never do that. I want

to remind you of Chemmy could do,

1:07:361:07:39

because this is her in the downhill

in Turin in 2006.

1:07:391:07:43

because this is her in the downhill

in Turin in 2006. I only

1:07:431:07:44

the first time the other day.

It is

amazing to watch. Frustratingly, I

1:07:451:07:50

was in third place until the last

split. This was my moment, and I

1:07:501:07:54

threw it away. I do get airtime, but

I don't do any tricks. That 7

1:07:541:08:02

hundred and four I finished 11th and

I was distraught. I was unhappy

1:08:021:08:05

hundred and four I finished 11th and

I was distraught. I was unhappy

1:08:051:08:06

until my brother told me I was in

third place until the last bit.

You

1:08:061:08:09

must have known coming down the

mountain that were flying.

Again,

1:08:091:08:14

this was an excuse run, because we

had been start and stop and the

1:08:141:08:20

visibility was terrible. The race

leader, we were in the hut together,

1:08:201:08:23

she was crying that she was so

scared running in these conditions.

1:08:231:08:27

I loved it when conditions were bad,

I skied the same, everyone else did.

1:08:271:08:33

It was an amazing day. But that was

my moment and I let it go. And I

1:08:331:08:40

fought so hard to find that and my

injuries came. That's why I could

1:08:401:08:44

never get that medal that we were

looking for. I do look very happy,

1:08:441:08:48

don't I.

You do.

Andy Jung, Jesus, I

look young!

It is quite important,

1:08:481:09:00

it is as inspirational as winning

medals, showing people that it is

1:09:001:09:04

hard work -- and young.

You have got

to have passion in winter sports

1:09:041:09:08

because it is so tough, you push

yourself to the limit and the limit

1:09:081:09:14

might mean you ending up in a

helicopter, you have got to love it.

1:09:141:09:18

Also the team in Geranium was Nicky

Minichiello, in the two man Bob.

1:09:181:09:27

Were you seventh? Ninth, I believe.

Top ten. World Championship gold

1:09:271:09:32

medal was the pinnacle of your

career. Look at that. The intensity,

1:09:321:09:38

Nicky.

Again, I look really young.

It looks so dated. The film! I

1:09:381:09:45

remember from Turin, my first run

was horrific, the nerves got to me.

1:09:451:09:51

The pressure was off at that point,

and just to let it go on the rest of

1:09:511:09:55

the runs was phenomenal.

Does that

make you a good coach, because you

1:09:551:10:00

have those nerves and you faced your

fear?

The biggest thing for me, I

1:10:001:10:03

built the Olympics up to be so much,

to be the be all and end all, but

1:10:031:10:08

actually, it's the same track and

people, it is the same.

1:10:081:10:13

Psychologically, it let me down. And

into the World Championships, I took

1:10:131:10:16

pressure of myself. And... And

obviously became world champion. It

1:10:161:10:22

is only with reflection that I

understand the psychology and how to

1:10:221:10:28

approach it for the best. I'm using

the lessons I have learned to help

1:10:281:10:33

my athletes progress and be able to

perform. This is an amazing

1:10:331:10:37

opportunity, not something to be

fearful of, not the be all and end

1:10:371:10:42

all of life and death, but it is an

opportunity to shine. Pressure is a

1:10:421:10:48

privilege, as Lizzy said.

Two women

competing, but they have had to do

1:10:481:10:52

it the hard way, crowdfunding

themselves. Misha McNeill and they

1:10:521:10:58

went to the public after funding was

withdrawn. They reached their target

1:10:581:11:03

in six days. What was going on

there?

Oh, my goodness. Rigid

1:11:031:11:07

bobsleigh have been through a torrid

time in the last 12 months, issues

1:11:071:11:12

with funding, issues with all kinds

of allegations, and ultimately, it

1:11:121:11:17

led to, in September, the board made

a decision that they were going to

1:11:171:11:20

invest in the men's programme,

because traditionally, that had had

1:11:201:11:25

the greatest opportunity for medals

and there was not enough funding

1:11:251:11:27

because of the way the budget had

been

1:11:271:11:34

spent for the women's programme.

With only a few weeks left in the

1:11:521:11:54

season, they were told, you may have

already qualified for the Olympics

1:11:541:11:56

and you may be in the greatest shape

of your life, you may have invested

1:11:561:11:59

huge sums of money in the sport into

buying your own sweat and investing.

1:11:591:12:02

She has been driving since 2011,

seven years investing in the sport,

1:12:021:12:05

however, we're not going to support

you. That whole journey, and

1:12:051:12:07

literally four weeks out from a

season, because it is expensive,

1:12:071:12:09

usually expensive, travelling to the

other side of the world, you have to

1:12:091:12:12

be competing in which you have to do

the whole season, it was devastating

1:12:121:12:14

and they have done so well.

What

would you expect from them? You said

1:12:141:12:17

earlier, top ten, realistically, but

if they reach top five, if they

1:12:171:12:20

reach top five and the men's four

and two don't, is that an

1:12:201:12:26

embarrassing position for British

bobsleigh, the team that they don't

1:12:261:12:31

fund ends up hitting the target.

The

whole season has been slightly

1:12:311:12:36

embarrassing, because they have been

getting top six or top eight.

1:12:361:12:40

Fantastic results, the men have been

mixed, some in the four man, some in

1:12:401:12:46

the

1:12:461:12:51

the two man. She is going out to

prove that nobody can tell her how

1:12:511:12:54

good she is and what she can or

can't do. And I love it.

We will

1:12:541:13:00

talk more about the women's two man

Bob. There is a great story on

1:13:001:13:08

Jamaica as well. Let's head out to

Pyeongchang. Willian commentary,

1:13:081:13:14

John, yesterday. You called it with

Janine Flock when she was barely

1:13:141:13:19

started, usage she won't win gold,

she may not win a medal.

That was

1:13:191:13:26

right. Lizzy Yarnold put an amazing

run done, and I said, there is no

1:13:261:13:30

way Janine can get near that. What a

great run from Lizzy and Laura.

1:13:301:13:34

Let's talk about the two man Bob.

What are the training time is like

1:13:341:13:38

for Brad Hall and what do you think

he and Joel Fearon can achieve on

1:13:381:13:43

their first run today?

It started

pretty well for Brad. He was

1:13:431:13:51

fastest, nearly come on the first

day, and I thought, wow, what is

1:13:511:13:54

going on here? They have settled

into the training runs, a couple of

1:13:541:13:58

issues on the important areas of

corner two, which he seems to have

1:13:581:14:01

sorted out in the last day.

Realistically, a top 15, because we

1:14:011:14:06

know the British two man equipment

isn't the best. If they can get a

1:14:061:14:10

top 12, that would be a fantastic

result.

Why is it not the best,

1:14:101:14:13

though?

I don't know. We just seem

to not have found the right

1:14:131:14:21

investment within the equipment.

Bruce and Joel had a good result and

1:14:211:14:25

the right equipment was there for

them. But with coaches leaving, and

1:14:251:14:31

the torrid time that British

bobsleigh have had, with coaches

1:14:311:14:34

leaving, the links to that equipment

also left. So now we are sliding in

1:14:341:14:39

second-rate equipment because the

funding is not there, and they

1:14:391:14:42

haven't been able to top it up to

what they need to be competitive on

1:14:421:14:46

the two man stage.

The Luge and

skeleton on that track, Nicky, have

1:14:461:14:52

you got a question for John?

Has he

found the secret to corner two now?

1:14:521:14:58

The velocity and coming through

curves two is going to be the

1:14:581:15:01

secret. Has Brad got that over the

last runs?

I spoke to him just

1:15:011:15:13

before we set off up to the track,

and he said he is almost got it

1:15:131:15:17

right. Rather than taking that the

bang on the left-hand side, he is

1:15:171:15:21

getting a little skim. Hopefully,

over the next runs, he can fine tune

1:15:211:15:26

it in. It is such a fine margin and

it is difficult to get these big,

1:15:261:15:30

wide slip through there.

And John,

you are very good at predicting

1:15:301:15:33

these things, so give me your top

three teams in the two man Bob, who

1:15:331:15:38

should we look out for?

Right, OK,

so the Germans have been very

1:15:381:15:45

strong, but also, the Germans have

been playing games, Francesco

1:15:451:15:50

Friedrich has been just jogging off

the top, so it is hard to gauge

1:15:501:15:56

where he is. He won the race last

year. Lochner has been quick. The

1:15:561:16:05

Canadians have been quick. The

Koreans are right at the back of the

1:16:051:16:12

pack. The ice will degrade for him.

It's all up in the air. As we have

1:16:121:16:16

seen from the races, when it comes

to the final four, one of the final

1:16:161:16:20

four has messed it up and it has

been changed around in the medals up

1:16:201:16:23

to a couple of hundredths a second.

Team GB are off second, aren't they?

1:16:231:16:31

That will definitely be a benefit.

They will get really quick ice. As

1:16:311:16:36

long as Brad can drive like we know

he can, because he has a good feel

1:16:361:16:39

for the sled and what he is doing.

He is a quality driver and has a big

1:16:391:16:44

future in the sport. If he can use

that to his benefit, get a run under

1:16:441:16:48

his belt, get the first runners out

of the way, it can put in a really

1:16:481:16:52

good place.

1:16:521:16:57

go second good stuff, thanks, we

will be with you just before 11am

1:16:571:17:00

for the first run of the men's

two-man bob. 10:35am will we -- we

1:17:001:17:09

will be live for the skeleton medal

ceremony. Marshall Hirscher are

1:17:091:17:15

trying to win his second medal of

the games in the grandson. Defending

1:17:151:17:21

champion Ted Ligety was still there

in the field. This is what happened.

1:17:211:17:30

Final preparations under way at the

top of the course.

1:17:301:17:38

top of the course. Cantinero will

open the men's giant slalom.

1:17:381:17:46

open the men's giant slalom. --

Pantoro. He is under the way --

1:17:461:17:51

under way, the winner of the giant

slalom World Cup on violence is

1:17:511:17:55

there, not far from where he lives,

short drive home that night with the

1:17:551:17:59

prize money

1:17:591:18:04

good track, this, lots of rollers,

the skiers like it, Ted Ligety was

1:18:101:18:16

raving about it, saying how much

reminds him of being at home in Park

1:18:161:18:23

city. Nice clean track underfoot.

Already has a medal from these

1:18:231:18:29

Olympic Winter Games, the silver

medallist behind here share in the

1:18:291:18:33

Alpine combined, which after all the

delays was the first Alpine skiing

1:18:331:18:38

event to get under way. We had wait

to get the Alpine programme started

1:18:381:18:41

because of the wind but now we are

up and running. Into the second

1:18:411:18:45

week. He is looking for his second

medal. He has had a fine run, always

1:18:451:18:53

good to go, sets the pace. Struggled

the shoulders from the French coach,

1:18:531:19:04

difficult to gauge until we see here

share, Kristoffersen and Ligety

1:19:041:19:12

come-down. First of the French,

Faivre, the boyfriend of Michaela

1:19:121:19:16

Shih free who won gold in the

women's event here last week. Faivre

1:19:161:19:22

on his way. The French have such

depth than the giant slalom. Men's

1:19:221:19:29

giant slalom has always been a

fantastic event for the French team.

1:19:291:19:33

You have to go back away to see the

first French winner, in 1968. One of

1:19:331:19:42

his three gold medals in the

Grenoble games of 68, came in the

1:19:421:19:48

giant slalom. They have the lead at

the moment with Alexi Pinturault,

1:19:481:19:52

and Faivre is a little quicker.

100th of a second in front, Sydney

1:19:521:20:00

gets steeper, the course eroding

quite quickly with Faivre, his legs

1:20:001:20:05

already burning after the efforts he

has put in, still a lot of terrain

1:20:051:20:11

to cover. Next split, 53.874

Pinturault and Faivre has closed the

1:20:111:20:16

gap. First or second place beckons

for the second Frenchman on the

1:20:161:20:20

Hill, if he can hold it together.

Nice loose relaxed of the body, and

1:20:201:20:26

he pushes across to go into

runner-up spot. Pinturault leaves,

1:20:261:20:32

Faivre second. Olson now third.

Marcel Hirsch are ready to go in

1:20:321:20:41

Yongpyong. Explosive stuff. -- here

share ready to go. Still pushing

1:20:411:20:46

between Gates one and two. An early

position, great absorption, good

1:20:461:20:53

anticipation. Hirscher is absolutely

flying, this is a fine start. .19 at

1:20:531:21:01

the first intermediate. Minimum time

in the air. Now he sets out onto the

1:21:011:21:07

flat as part of the course, looking

to pick up some good speed here.

1:21:071:21:13

Speed he will hope to harness when

the course becomes a little steeper

1:21:131:21:19

and more demanding. Still green for

Marcel Hirscher. Already the Olympic

1:21:191:21:25

champion in the Alpine combined. He

could win three gold medals at these

1:21:251:21:28

games. He is the favourite this, the

favourite for the slalom, he leaves

1:21:281:21:36

both the giant slalom and slalom

World Cup standings. He has had a

1:21:361:21:42

magnificent season with victories in

fever Creek, and

1:21:421:21:50

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and leaves

the Olympic giant slalom by a

1:21:501:21:53

massive margin of .6 three. Half the

job is done for Marcel Hirscher. He

1:21:531:22:00

knows he still has the second run to

come. That is what he has been doing

1:22:001:22:04

all season long, in a league of his

own. Henrik Christophersen is away.

1:22:041:22:18

38.24

1:22:181:22:23

38.24 Hirscher, 38.74

Kristeoffersen. Olson, the first man

1:22:251:22:27

on the hill now pushed down to

fourth, more than a second slower

1:22:271:22:32

than Hirscher. Kristeoffersen merely

a full second slower. Might end up

1:22:321:22:40

outside the top four here,

Kristeoffersen. He is doing his

1:22:401:22:45

level best to try to make up with a

fast finish. He will not be quicker

1:22:451:22:49

than Hirscher, he is last of the

lot.

1:22:491:22:56

lot. Henrik Kristoffersen, slowest

of the mile, 1.31 seconds behind

1:22:581:23:03

Marcel Hirscher. That did not go

according to plan. Nestvold-Haugen.

1:23:031:23:15

He is right in there, look at this.

At last, a challenger to Marcel

1:23:151:23:21

Hirscher's lead, and it comes in the

shape of the Norwegian.

1:23:211:23:29

shape of the Norwegian. Now it has

got more messy for Nestvold-Haugen

1:23:291:23:33

as he looks to emulate his

35-year-old team-mate and push for a

1:23:331:23:37

medal here today.

1:23:371:23:43

medal here today. Past the peak of

his giant slalom powers. Third place

1:23:431:23:47

for Nestvold-Haugen. That is a

brilliant run. .6 six. Could have

1:23:471:23:53

been a lot better. Couple of big

power slides here, steering pivots,

1:23:531:24:01

or stivots of the American like to

call them. Marcel Hirscher has done

1:24:011:24:08

what everyone expected and led the

field.

1:24:081:24:17

Now, Henrik Kristoffersen had a

disappointing first run by his

1:24:181:24:22

standards. The second best giant

slalom skier of the season, ranked

1:24:221:24:27

number two behind his great rival

Marcel Hirscher, Kristoffersen

1:24:271:24:31

getting after this, launching a

charge in the early stages of the

1:24:311:24:34

second run. Maintaining most of his

advantage, not many have gone from

1:24:341:24:40

attack in the first 15 turns but

Kristoffersen did. We saw him on his

1:24:401:24:45

phone a moment ago, he would have

been exchanging messages with his

1:24:451:24:49

dad who watches everything closely

and keeps his son informed before he

1:24:491:24:53

races. Nothing wrong with this top

section from Henrik Kristoffersen,

1:24:531:24:57

and look at that, .66, the

aerodynamic shape you adopted, the

1:24:571:25:02

speed with which he attacked the top

of the cause has brought dividends.

1:25:021:25:08

If Kristoffersen keeps it high,

stays quick and avoids mistakes, he

1:25:081:25:13

may push Meillard out of top spot,

and he is getting quicker and

1:25:131:25:18

quicker. Kristoffersen was the

bronze medallist in the slalom four

1:25:181:25:21

years ago behind the two Austrians,

and will surely move into gold medal

1:25:211:25:29

position. He does with the lead of

1.14 seconds. Kristoffersen more

1:25:291:25:36

than makes up for the disappointing

first run as he skis into gold. So

1:25:361:25:43

he is not down her retort, Henrik

Kristoffersen, only races GSM slalom

1:25:431:25:49

that found the straight line speed

and harnessed it on the transition

1:25:491:25:54

from flat to steep. Beautiful

skiing. Next to ski, the Slovenians,

1:25:541:26:03

and Kranjec. A good season, his best

so far, and skied into ninth

1:26:031:26:10

position in the first run this

morning. Kranjec charges out of the

1:26:101:26:13

start. Cutting the tightest possible

line through these first few terms.

1:26:131:26:22

607 second, that the advantage with

which he starts the second run over

1:26:221:26:26

Henrik Kristoffersen. It's all gone,

though, and dead level with the

1:26:261:26:31

Norwegian leader. Kristoffersen

patella show here on the second half

1:26:311:26:35

of his run, and Kranjec will need

the run of his life to equal the

1:26:351:26:40

current leader Henrik Kristoffersen.

Down towards the big transition from

1:26:401:26:45

flat to steep, and he has lost time.

This is where Henrik Kristoffersen

1:26:451:26:49

moved it up through the gears, but

I'm not sure Kranjec can do that. I

1:26:491:26:56

don't think he can replicate the

sort of speed Kristoffersen

1:26:561:27:00

produced. I think he will be further

removed here, .27 down. Top three

1:27:001:27:08

places separated by a second and a

half, so there is room for Kranjec

1:27:081:27:14

potentially to ski into silver medal

position. That's the best he can

1:27:141:27:18

hope for and that's what he's got,

.4 six. The Slovenians celebrate

1:27:181:27:24

provisional silver. I am not sure he

is going to be going home with a

1:27:241:27:27

medal. Kristoffersen might. Still in

gold medal position. I wonder if

1:27:271:27:35

that run from Henrik Kristoffersen

might just keep him in the medals.

1:27:351:27:44

Saddle up. Penultimate skier on the

Hill, Alexis Pinturault from France.

1:27:441:27:50

Bronze medallist four years ago in

Sochi, the man from Courchevel. 123,

1:27:501:27:58

bottom left of your screen,

Pinturault on his way, a decent lead

1:27:581:28:04

over Kristoffersen, .68, and he has

added to that, then flies, oh, it's

1:28:041:28:09

scruffy, taking a risk there.

Pinturault almost skied out of the

1:28:091:28:13

cause, managed to make his landing,

don't think he lost too much speed.

1:28:131:28:18

I think it was untidy at worst. Now

he comes down towards the next

1:28:181:28:23

split, houses lead this time? .66,

still very... Handy, that advantage.

1:28:231:28:32

Then Pinturault gets sideways, this

is a bit untidy again. A risky

1:28:321:28:38

second run from Alexis Pinturault as

he pushes for gold medal position

1:28:381:28:42

here at the Olympic giant slalom. He

doesn't have much left. 1807 second.

1:28:421:28:48

This will go right to the wire.

Pinturault's final turns are clean

1:28:481:28:53

and fast, now we let them run,

Kristoffersen can barely watch,

1:28:531:28:58

Pinturault is going to silver,

Kristoffersen stays in top spot.

1:28:581:29:07

Silver at worst now. For Henrik

Kristoffersen. Pinturault is

1:29:071:29:10

guaranteed a medal. One skier to

come. Kristoffersen leads,

1:29:101:29:18

Pinturault second, Kranjec still in

bronze, just martial Hirscher left

1:29:181:29:26

to race. Well, that was not a

textbook Whittall from Alexis

1:29:261:29:31

Pinturault, really messy at times,

silver in the combined behind

1:29:311:29:36

Hirscher, silver at the moment

behind Kristoffersen, but now they

1:29:361:29:40

wait and watch. 1.31 seconds the

advantage for Hirscher as he comes

1:29:401:29:46

into the second run. The greater

skier of his generation, already the

1:29:461:29:53

Olympic champion in the Alpine

combined last week over at Chong

1:29:531:29:56

Sam. Looking for the golden double

now and he has set off at quite a

1:29:561:30:02

face, look at that, opens up a lead

of 1.5 seconds over Kristoffersen.

1:30:021:30:07

These two have enjoyed some great

rivalry in the last four or five

1:30:071:30:12

seasons, but in the last two it is

usually Hirscher who comes out on

1:30:121:30:16

top. He is probably the best

Austrian ski racer of all time.

1:30:161:30:26

Still in front by a massive 1.49, it

doesn't matter about that mistake,

1:30:301:30:33

he can get away with another couple

of errors and still go on and claim

1:30:331:30:36

his second gold of the games.

Hirscher carving, beautiful term, so

1:30:361:30:40

much movement and athleticism on

display. 1.52 seconds, it's just too

1:30:401:30:47

good, he is in a different league.

Hirscher cruising towards gold medal

1:30:471:30:52

number two. He is the giant slalom

Olympic champion, at the golden

1:30:521:30:58

double for Hirscher in Pyeongchang.

That was quite fantastic. There is

1:30:581:31:04

no one to touch him right now. He

could still win two more golds at

1:31:041:31:10

these games. So that is two. The

possibilities are limitless.

1:31:101:31:21

Here sure, Kristoffersen, Pancho

Rowe, the Olympic giant slalom

1:31:221:31:26

medallists.

1:31:261:31:27

Austria top the table in terms of

Alpine skiing with lots of events

1:31:301:31:33

still to come, Chemmy, how good is

Marcel Hirscher, where did he stand

1:31:331:31:40

with the greats?

He is a master

Crossman, however, here sure has 55

1:31:401:31:49

cup wins,

1:31:491:31:49

Crossman, however, here sure has 55

cup wins, but he is the most amazing

1:31:491:31:52

skier of our generation. He

dominates and he is a nice guy with

1:31:521:31:56

it. He is so humble with his

victories.

Slalom to come, it could

1:31:561:32:01

be three.

He has the team event,

which Austria are frothing for.

He

1:32:011:32:05

could win four gold medals?

The

fourth is out of his control a bit

1:32:051:32:11

because he has to have the rest of

the team deliver. That was the

1:32:111:32:13

largest winning victory since 1986.

Many would put him at the top of the

1:32:131:32:21

list of all time. Shortly, we will

go live to the medals Plaza for the

1:32:211:32:26

medal ceremony, Lizzy Yarnold will

pick up her second gold medal and,

1:32:261:32:30

alongside her, will be Laura Deas,

having won the bronze. Yesterday was

1:32:301:32:34

a reminder, both of what can be

created in terms of great

1:32:341:32:38

achievement, but also how close all

of these sports men and women are to

1:32:381:32:42

be the edge. For them, triumph and

disaster two sides of the same coin.

1:32:421:32:47

This is the biggest days are far of

these games for the British team, as

1:32:501:32:53

we hand over to our commentary team.

1:32:531:32:56

Isabel Atkin, what has she got in

her run?

1:33:021:33:07

The biggest run of her life starts

now.

1:33:071:33:12

Come on, Izzy Atkin, final jump.

1:33:121:33:21

We must try and remain impartial

live.

Its third-place!

1:33:211:33:28

Ladies and gentlemen, Great

Britain's Izzy Atkin takes bronze.

1:33:281:33:32

Let's turn our attention now to

short track speed skating...

1:33:321:33:37

A big night of short track racing

ahead, not least in this women's

1:33:371:33:42

1500 metres. The heats about to

start.

That was a tremendous return

1:33:421:33:47

to the ice, Elise Christie safely

through to the semifinal.

1:33:471:33:53

Today, it's all about the

skeleton...

1:33:531:33:56

A warm welcome to the Sliding Centre

ahead of round three of the women's

1:33:561:33:59

skeleton.

Yarnold is to hundredths off the

1:33:591:34:06

lead, Yarnold and Laura Deas.

1:34:061:34:13

Elise Christie needs to finish in

the first two to get into the

1:34:161:34:21

Olympic final.

And now the race is on as they take

1:34:211:34:24

the bell. Christie in third place,

Choi Minjeong leads the way. It is

1:34:241:34:29

between Zhou Yang and Christie.

Around the bend... They both crash!

1:34:291:34:34

Christie has crashed again now in

the semifinal. Yet again, she ends

1:34:341:34:38

up in a distraught heap on the

floor!

1:34:381:34:43

Now, we come to the potential

medallists...

Hold it together.

1:34:431:34:48

Laura Deas goes next for Great

Britain.

1:34:481:34:52

She is confirmed as for. Lizzy

Yarnold next. The Olympic champion,

1:34:531:35:00

can she make history and win it

again? She's got a little tap, look

1:35:001:35:04

at the gap.

It could be at least silver for

1:35:041:35:07

Lizzy Yarnold, she goes to the

front.

1:35:071:35:09

That is a gold-medal winning run.

Janine Flock to come, though, needs

1:35:091:35:16

the run of her 28 years to tip out

Lizzy Yarnold.

1:35:161:35:21

Time is dropping away.

Looks like Lizzy Yarnold is going to

1:35:211:35:26

win gold again. Has Laura Deas got a

medal in her? Flock goes forth.

1:35:261:35:31

Lizzy Yarnold wins gold again!

Yes!

Laura Deas has won bronze as well.

1:35:311:35:38

A great day for Great Britain at the

Winter Olympics.

1:35:381:35:44

And now they get to enjoy it. These

are live scenes as Lizzy Yarnold and

1:35:441:35:48

Laura Deas come out with Jacqueline

Loelling, who took the silver medal,

1:35:481:35:53

this is the medal Plaza in

Pyeongchang. Lizzy got so emotional,

1:35:531:35:58

actually, when Laura was talking

about her and her achievement. She

1:35:581:36:02

still finds it really hard to

understand what she has managed to

1:36:021:36:05

do, and also so grateful to the team

that got her

1:36:051:36:09

do, and also so grateful to the team

that got her there, to have family,

1:36:091:36:11

her husband James, and

1:36:111:36:12

that got her there, to have family,

her husband James, and her friends

1:36:121:36:12

that have kept encouraging her to go

for what could have been considered

1:36:121:36:17

the riskiest dream

1:36:171:36:18

for what could have been considered

the riskiest dream of all, to try to

1:36:181:36:20

defend your title. The most likely

thing is that you are going to

1:36:201:36:26

defend your title. The most likely

thing is that you are going to frail

1:36:261:36:26

and a big deep breath from her, to

stand here in the middle of this

1:36:261:36:30

Plaza, about to receive a gold medal

for the second time, the

1:36:301:36:34

presentation party.

1:36:341:36:40

That is Ivo, he knows about sliding

down the track. It looks like he is

1:36:551:37:00

wearing a medal around his own neck.

He might be. Maybe it is an IOC

1:37:001:37:04

thing.

1:37:041:37:07

Ivo will present the medals. David

represented Monaco in 1992 and 1994

1:37:091:37:17

in the four man bobsleigh.

1:37:171:37:26

There will be an awful lot of

perdition fans in this medals Plaza.

1:37:301:37:35

All of those that have travelled

over to Pyeongchang to support Lizzy

1:37:351:37:38

and Laura, and this, for the

athletes, is a chance to reflect on

1:37:381:37:43

all the hard work, but mainly, their

chance to celebrate. And remember,

1:37:431:37:51

Laura Deas, by two hundredths of a

second gets a chance at her first

1:37:511:37:56

Olympics to step up on the podium as

a bronze medallist.

1:37:561:38:07

I'm not sure it is going to sink in

for days, weeks, even months, the

1:38:101:38:16

gravity of what they have achieved.

29-year-old Laura Deas, who started

1:38:161:38:22

out hoping to be a three day event,

she was a really good rider, hockey

1:38:221:38:29

player, netball, triathlon is a

multi-discipline sport involving

1:38:291:38:33

riding, running and shooting in it

as well, represented North Wales at

1:38:331:38:38

that. But there she is as a Winter

Olympic medallist, having taken the

1:38:381:38:43

bronze.

Now, full credit to Jacqueline

1:38:431:38:47

Loelling, she is the number-1

skeleton slider in the world. She's

1:38:471:38:51

been really consistent through the

Cup events all year, and she made

1:38:511:38:57

sure she took the silver medal, and

set the pace early on. Slid down the

1:38:571:39:02

leaderboard and back up it again.

Jacqueline Loelling for Germany

1:39:021:39:06

takes the silver.

1:39:061:39:16

And now, the moment of history, for

the first time in the Winter

1:39:191:39:25

Olympics, going back to 1924, for

the very first time, Great Britain

1:39:251:39:30

has an athlete that can call herself

a double Winter Olympic champion,

1:39:301:39:35

and her name is Lizzy Yarnold.

1:39:351:39:38

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:39:471:39:52

The smile is huge, but there in mind

how much she was struggling or

1:39:571:40:02

through the last year and a half,

two years after the first run when

1:40:021:40:05

she was short of breath, felt dizzy

and thought about pulling out, she

1:40:051:40:09

carried on. In her final and fourth

run produced a track record, and

1:40:091:40:15

that is the reason she has the gold

medal around her neck. This is a

1:40:151:40:21

triumph of performance under

pressure, but also of commitment,

1:40:211:40:26

and passion for her sport.

1:40:261:40:28

And for the first time at these

Winter Olympics, we can enjoy the

1:40:311:40:34

national anthem.

1:40:341:40:37

ANNOUNCER:

Ladies and summon, the

Olympic medallists. -- and

1:41:311:41:38

gentlemen.

1:41:381:41:43

And not only is that a moment I

think we should treasure, Lizzy

1:41:431:41:47

defending her title, also seeing two

union flags there on the flag post,

1:41:471:41:52

two athletes in Great Britain

jackets on the same podium in the

1:41:521:41:55

same event, that is a first. Oh,

there are's Lizzy's mum, and husband

1:41:551:42:07

and dad. It is lovely, Chemmy, for

them to enjoy it together, Lizzy and

1:42:071:42:12

Laura.

Don't come to me, I am too

emotional. It gets me, that

1:42:121:42:18

friendship, that camaraderie,

sharing that journey together, and

1:42:181:42:21

sharing the victory for them both,

both elevating themselves,

1:42:211:42:27

incredible.

2952 athletes at these

Winter Olympics, and 306 medals,

1:42:271:42:33

which means that nine out of ten of

the Winter Olympians go home without

1:42:331:42:37

a medal. I'm just trying to put it

into context how huge achievement it

1:42:371:42:43

really is. Having two of them there

with a gold and a bronze medal. And

1:42:431:42:53

indeed, Alex, on a global scale,

what an extraordinary achievement

1:42:531:42:57

this is for British skeleton

athletes.

We have been focusing on

1:42:571:43:00

how great this is for Britain, but

let's not forget, only five athletes

1:43:001:43:06

have two Olympic medals in the

skeleton event, and four of them are

1:43:061:43:10

men. Lizzy is the only athlete, male

or female, to be a double gold

1:43:101:43:17

medallist. This is epic proportions

we are talking here. She is up there

1:43:171:43:23

with the very best skeleton athletes

ever.

I never quite understand why

1:43:231:43:28

they bite the medals.

It is a bit

weird. To check they are real.

Did

1:43:281:43:33

it start when the medals had holes

in the middle, and

1:43:331:43:40

in the middle, and they... Do they

win a 3-D pop up of the Gangneung

1:43:431:43:48

Mountains?

The shape of the

mountain?

I guess that's what you

1:43:481:43:53

put by your bedside table, and the

medal goes somewhere special,

1:43:531:43:56

somewhere safe!

She says thank you

one more time to all her supporters.

1:43:561:44:02

Every time she gets emotional, it is

because of thinking how much work

1:44:021:44:06

everybody else has put into this

success to ensure that Lizzy Yarnold

1:44:061:44:10

joins the very short list, and the

only one on it to appear twice,

1:44:101:44:17

Winter Olympics gold medallists from

Great Britain.

1:44:171:44:19

Jeanette ALP way at the Winter

Olympic Games...

1:44:291:44:34

The Britons could be on their way to

a gold medal...

1:44:341:44:38

John Curry did not put a foot wrong.

Cousins, the gold medallist of 1980.

1:44:381:44:49

The people are standing and

applauding.

1:44:491:44:53

It's Olympic gold for Great Britain

Axar Amy Williams is the queen of

1:44:531:45:01

speed Lizzy Yarnold is the Olympic

champion!

1:45:011:45:05

Oh, my goodness!

Lizzy Yarnold, the first British

1:45:051:45:11

athlete to successfully defend her

Olympic title.

1:45:111:45:17

Lizzy Yarnold, that is sensational,

I am still very emotional about it,

1:45:171:45:21

because I think she has worked

incredibly hard. There is no glamour

1:45:211:45:25

in it, Alex, not a sport you go into

because you want to wear nice

1:45:251:45:29

clothes and go to loads of parties.

That is why we are so strong. These

1:45:291:45:35

are fears, independent, determined

people that will get on a sled and

1:45:351:45:38

throw themselves down an icy track

at speeds of up to 80 mph. The fact

1:45:381:45:43

that in Britain we don't even have a

track, you know, it is a credit to

1:45:431:45:47

the way the programme's developed.

The way the athletes control

1:45:471:45:52

themselves and how determined they

are, the support they get from

1:45:521:45:55

everyone around them that you don't

normally see, we only get to see the

1:45:551:46:00

Olympics once every four years, you

don't see the World Cups, you don't

1:46:001:46:04

see the heartache and crashes, and

the effort behind it. It is so great

1:46:041:46:08

we can sit ourselves on this

international platform and say, look

1:46:081:46:11

at us and what we can do.

1:46:111:46:16

We also can't forget Lizzy had to

have time at the sport, she had

1:46:161:46:21

problems with a concussion and has

fought her way back up, hasn't had

1:46:211:46:25

the greatest season but we heard

earlier she never stopped believing.

1:46:251:46:29

It is a huge credit to see the way

she has gone. She hasn't performed

1:46:291:46:33

out that top level for the last four

years and has come to this Olympic

1:46:331:46:38

Games and nailed it.

Interestingly

that is the first race she has won

1:46:381:46:42

since the 2015 World Championships.

That's how long it's

1:46:421:46:50

That's how long it's been since she

was top of the podium, so to bring

1:46:501:46:52

it out at the Olympics and 30 track

record on the final run, my word,

1:46:521:46:55

that says so much about her ability

to perform on the big stage.

She

1:46:551:47:01

didn't have the experience and

confidence coming in but never

1:47:011:47:04

wavered in self belief. She is

obviously a fan of baby Jean King,

1:47:041:47:08

she said, pressure is a privilege,

and it only comes to those who comes

1:47:081:47:14

to it -- Billie Jean King.

A great

way of embracing nerves and saying I

1:47:141:47:19

wouldn't feel nervous if that didn't

matter so green which is my nerves

1:47:191:47:23

are great. So many people think

having Fearon challenging themselves

1:47:231:47:27

is bad, but it's not, it shows you

care.

No more nerve-racking sport

1:47:271:47:32

really than curling. Seriously! It

may be the one sport you could go

1:47:321:47:41

into the Winter Olympics and be sure

not to risk breaking a bone, but in

1:47:411:47:47

terms of concentration, mental

strength, delivering under pressure,

1:47:471:47:50

I think nerves when sports are

slower are heightened because you

1:47:501:47:54

have so much thinking time. These

were the standings for Great

1:47:541:47:59

Britain's women this morning before

1:47:591:48:00

were the standings for Great

Britain's women this morning before

1:48:001:48:01

they played Sweden, the only

unbeaten side so far.

1:48:011:48:08

unbeaten side so far. It all came

down to the extra end, so they

1:48:101:48:13

brought the scores level, went to an

extra 11 end. Here are the final two

1:48:131:48:19

ends. COMMENTATOR: Eve Muirhead has

done a fantastic job. 6-6, she

1:48:191:48:30

doesn't look happy with this.

It has

the red light on it.

1:48:301:48:42

the red light on it.

Oh, hold on.

1:48:421:48:48

What has happened there?

The red

light has come on. It will be

1:48:541:49:06

interesting to see...

Does she get

to replay?

I actually don't know.

1:49:061:49:11

The girls want this tested. She

doesn't feel like she has violated

1:49:111:49:15

this. It would be good to see a

replay here.

On the front of the

1:49:151:49:23

stone you can see a light, that

normally says Green. She let go away

1:49:231:49:27

before the hardline. That's what the

look on her face was, way before the

1:49:271:49:35

hog line.

It looks like they are

before the hotline but...

1:49:351:49:43

before the hotline but...

The first

angled...

The stone has to be across

1:49:431:49:46

the silver band stop light the first

angled, she let go. They will have

1:49:461:49:54

the stone tested.

Eve has come back

down to this end. They are bringing

1:49:541:50:04

it back.

He will run across... No,

he isn't. He is going to run it

1:50:041:50:16

across the strip here to see if it

is working.

It is there, but...

1:50:161:50:29

Well, that is it. That is terrible.

If you ask me... I'm sorry, curling,

1:50:291:50:36

but you really need to have a look

at that. I think Eve couldn't

1:50:361:50:41

understand why the red light had

come on. Unless she let go and

1:50:411:50:47

touched it again, they are saying a

double touch.

Previously in curling

1:50:471:50:53

you weren't allowed to let the stone

go and retouch it and turn it, and

1:50:531:50:58

that was called double touch and you

had to take the stone off, but that

1:50:581:51:02

was down to gentlemanly behaviour

and looking to see what was

1:51:021:51:05

happening, but in the hardline, I

can double touch it because

1:51:051:51:11

everything is about that strip and

making sure you have your hand off

1:51:111:51:15

the stone as it goes. This is a

strange one for us and a

1:51:151:51:24

strange one for us and a disaster

for them. Maybe we'll have to look

1:51:241:51:28

at it...

The view from the back is

not the one that should be replayed.

1:51:281:51:32

Firstly why is there a camera on the

hotline as well? This is the win for

1:51:321:51:37

Sweden, anyway.

1:51:371:51:42

Sweden, anyway.

That...

That leaves

a bad taste in the mouth, because of

1:51:421:51:46

the rules, I guess, but the judgment

of that... So much in curling is

1:51:461:51:51

left up to the judgment of the

players between themselves to decide

1:51:511:51:54

if any violation has taken place.

That is the one piece of technology

1:51:541:51:59

in the game, though why they

couldn't have another look to tell

1:51:591:52:04

what had happened there... All that

happened was the umpire, or I am not

1:52:041:52:10

sure of the technician came down,

tested it, decided the stone was

1:52:101:52:15

fine, and because of that Great

Britain lose the match.

Before we

1:52:151:52:20

took about the match, explain what

you think happened at the end with

1:52:201:52:24

that last stone.

Of course, the red

lights came on so that counted as

1:52:241:52:28

that last stone.

Of course, the red

lights came on so that counted as a

1:52:281:52:29

hog rock which has to be taken off.

When you see the replay is, it was

1:52:291:52:37

let go before. It's hard to take but

it comes down to inches and

1:52:371:52:43

millimetres. The first stone I think

I have ever honked in my life and

1:52:431:52:46

when it comes down to a time like

that it is horrible, but it makes it

1:52:461:52:49

worse when you see it and it doesn't

look like that. The stone is fine so

1:52:491:52:53

there is nothing we can do about it.

How do you think the red light came

1:52:531:52:58

on? Even in the replay looked like

you had let go before it reached the

1:52:581:53:05

hog line.

I don't know. If I knew I

would be telling them. It is the

1:53:051:53:10

story of our week so far, we have

been close in so many ways, the

1:53:101:53:14

wrong side of the inch, and when

something like that happens it makes

1:53:141:53:18

it very tough to take. It is gutting

to finish that way.

You seem to be

1:53:181:53:26

coming up against teams playing

unbelievably well, Korea yesterday

1:53:261:53:31

and Sweden today, particularly

McManus, she has shot 99% this

1:53:311:53:35

afternoon, they were very good.

They

were and are always a solid team to

1:53:351:53:41

beat. It's the Olympic Games so

every game will be hard. I

1:53:411:53:45

definitely struggled out there, but

we are a tight group so we'll go

1:53:451:53:54

back, debrief and regroup for the

next game. There is no doubt will

1:53:541:53:59

come out firing. We have games to go

and if we win the more we are in the

1:53:591:54:03

play-off.

Are you looking ahead? The

cliche is take each game as it comes

1:54:031:54:07

but the last matches against Canada.

We know every game will be tough but

1:54:071:54:12

this is the tough in the women's

field in an Olympics for some time.

1:54:121:54:18

Every team is high calibre. Every

game we have to take it one it one

1:54:181:54:21

it's time. -- one at a time. Canada

are on the front foot now and they

1:54:211:54:29

are after a few wins and running

pretty strong. We have to take every

1:54:291:54:33

game as it comes, take the positives

from the last few games and try not

1:54:331:54:37

to dwell on the losses.

Were you

happy with the way you played? You

1:54:371:54:41

got back involved in that match, is

that although Sweden played well,

1:54:411:54:45

you are playing well yourselves.

Yes, I think for all of us there

1:54:451:54:50

were a few half shots and their

shots that were not firing on all

1:54:501:54:56

cylinders, still had a couple of

years to go, and that is the

1:54:561:54:59

frustrating thing. Fantastic shot

play sometimes than some half

1:54:591:55:05

misses, and when you come against

teams like that you cannot afford

1:55:051:55:08

those because they will capitalise

straightaway. We have a couple of

1:55:081:55:13

gears to go and time to show that

because we are firmly in play-off

1:55:131:55:17

contention if we win the next few

games.

Things may not be going right

1:55:171:55:21

for the man they may feel they are

getting the hard luck but it is how

1:55:211:55:25

you respond that matters. Jackie is

that the Curling Centre. It has gone

1:55:251:55:31

dark because the light show was

about to happen, which I am excited

1:55:311:55:34

about. Give us your take on what

happened this morning against

1:55:341:55:38

Sweden.

We are still very shocked

about what happened. The question

1:55:381:55:46

is, was it human error and hog line

violation naive or technology error?

1:55:461:55:54

Personally I think something went

wrong with the eye in the hog stone,

1:55:541:55:59

which is the technology in the

stone, that you have to be clearly

1:55:591:56:04

releasing the stone before the hog

line, so disappointing. I guess it

1:56:041:56:09

was written about when it happened.

Even's last stone. She was in a

1:56:091:56:15

position to make it very difficult.

It was so disappointing.

Looking at

1:56:151:56:25

the replay, the only thing that

might have happened as her

1:56:251:56:28

forefinger caught the end of the

handle after she released the stone.

1:56:281:56:31

Is that a violation if you double

touched it?

You can double touch on

1:56:311:56:37

the eye of the hog stone, but you

can't just release it before the hog

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line so you will get a green light,

but you simply

1:56:431:56:47

line so you will get a green light,

but you simply touch it ever so

1:56:471:56:48

slightly as it crosses the hotline,

will get a red light. If we had

1:56:481:56:55

better technology to see that,

unfortunately, we don't use visual

1:56:551:57:00

replays to check on that and it is

down to using the technology we have

1:57:001:57:05

all using the sportsmanship we have

in the game of curling. I think

1:57:051:57:10

probably the Federation may have to

look at

1:57:101:57:13

probably the Federation may have to

look at the new technology. They are

1:57:131:57:14

highly in the hog has been in

production here for about ten years,

1:57:141:57:19

and as we know, technology is

constantly moving forward, so

1:57:191:57:22

hopefully they will look at that,

but nothing we can do, we can't go

1:57:221:57:27

back and replay this, it has

happened and we have to move on.

To

1:57:271:57:30

give us an idea of how rare this is,

how often would the red light, with

1:57:301:57:35

full-time professional curlers and

how often in the past would Eve

1:57:351:57:39

Muirhead have had a hog line

violation?

You heard her in the

1:57:391:57:44

interview saying that is the first

time she has had one. I have seen it

1:57:441:57:48

happen many times and players often

think they are not close, but I

1:57:481:57:52

didn't think Eve was close there.

But we do know technology can have

1:57:521:57:57

errors, and I have seen errors

happen. Sometimes... If you are

1:57:571:58:02

clearly releasing just after the end

of the circles then you know you are

1:58:021:58:05

miles away from it. She was close

but I don't think she was that

1:58:051:58:10

close.

If they can recover it is not

over, they could get through to the

1:58:101:58:15

knockout stages but they need to win

two of their last three games and it

1:58:151:58:20

is tomorrow Switzerland, then Japan

and Canada, who started badly but

1:58:201:58:23

are picking up. What is your

prediction as to what might happen?

1:58:231:58:30

I was really pleased to hear Eve say

in her interview, they've got little

1:58:301:58:36

moments of magic. They have to just

string those moments of magic group

1:58:361:58:42

of -- through the whole game. They

are up and down at the moment so if

1:58:421:58:46

they can get over this, regroup and

come back out, I want to see these

1:58:461:58:50

moments of magic, because we know

they can perform to the best

1:58:501:58:54

standard out there.

What about the

men? They have Italy coming up

1:58:541:58:57

shortly at 11am, they will be on the

eyes, and they need to start winning

1:58:571:59:03

consecutive matches.

The guys played

a fantastic game the other night

1:59:031:59:13

against Korea, but Korea were

shooting their lights out and

1:59:131:59:16

performing every shot in the book. I

think the guys will relax now. I

1:59:161:59:22

think they can win the game against

Italy but you never know, every game

1:59:221:59:27

will come down to the last stone in

the last end. I have high hopes for

1:59:271:59:32

the guys winning this game and

getting the momentum to go further

1:59:321:59:36

in the competition.

And Eve is not

the only Muirhead, two Brothers,

1:59:361:59:40

Thomas playing key role in the team.

Could it fire them up that they feel

1:59:401:59:47

their women have had a slight

injustice?

Let's hope they are fired

1:59:471:59:53

up because Eve has had an injustice.

They are here to support one

1:59:531:59:59

another, which is fantastic, but

they are also here with their own

1:59:592:00:03

game head-on and need to concentrate

in their game. I am sure they will

2:00:032:00:07

have given their sister a pat on the

back and told her to get on with the

2:00:072:00:11

next game and they will be

concentrating on their own game.

We

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will join you later for that, thank

you. We'll hear from Jackie in

2:00:142:00:19

commentary with Steve Cram later on.

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you. We'll hear from Jackie in

commentary with Steve Cram later on.

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Here is what we have coming up.

Shortly to the Sliding Centre for

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the first of today's two runs for

the men's two-man bob, two more runs

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tomorrow. Then we will be going to

Italy against Great Britain in the

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curling from midday on BBC Two, but

if you want to follow that live it

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is all there on the Red Button.

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bobsleigh is a sport in which Great

Britain, in 1984, won a gold medal.

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It looks like a good start...

Was athlete once.

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In those days, particularly, I had

supreme self-confidence.

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80 mph now, a very good line around

the bend...

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Nothing was going to happen to

Dixon, he was all right. Hard as

2:01:202:01:23

concrete.

Not wasting an edge...

I loved the

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speed, yes. Yes, the adrenaline.

They could be on the way to a gold

2:01:272:01:34

medal...

That was 54 years ago, blimey. And

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by that old?!

The partnership of Tony Nash and

2:01:392:01:44

Robin Dixon was built on speed. They

were to become Britain's only gold

2:01:442:01:50

medallists in bobsleigh, but the

path to the top of the podium wasn't

2:01:502:01:53

smooth.

2:01:532:01:55

I wasn't scared at all, it wasn't

fast enough, either, to be that

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scared. I used to trick the sled. I

would go up with a sled to the

2:02:002:02:07

start. I had the thing turned over

and was looking at it, and I knew

2:02:072:02:11

that one of the actual bolts had

broken. That landed us in a puddle

2:02:112:02:17

of trouble.

The problem was, a number of people,

2:02:172:02:23

we couldn't get to where we had

another bolt. But in the course of

2:02:232:02:27

talking about it, the Italian said,

"Look, send somebody to the bottom.

2:02:272:02:35

And after I have done Byron, I will

take the bolt out and you can take

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it to the start."

The people that could help us out,

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and they knew it, were the people

that we were most likely to beat,

2:02:422:02:46

and they knew it.

They had already

found the bolt, but it was the

2:02:462:02:51

gesture, comradeship and

sportsmanship, of taking his bolt

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out, and prepared to lend it to a

serious competitor.

I'm ashamed to

2:02:572:03:03

say that I would have done something

different. That is the

2:03:032:03:07

competitiveness.

Despite the drama, Nash and Dixon

2:03:072:03:10

ended day one in the lead, and

overnight the weather changed. The

2:03:102:03:14

pair found themselves slipping down

the rankings.

2:03:142:03:17

The last run we did was the slowest

one of the four we did. When we got

2:03:172:03:23

to the bottom, we thought, oh, we

will just about be in third place.

2:03:232:03:28

After the race was over, Tony and I

were having a coffee, chatting in

2:03:282:03:36

the restaurant place at the bottom

of the run. A number of our

2:03:362:03:39

colleagues and friends said, what

are you two doing here? You have won

2:03:392:03:45

this race. Get out and join the

crowd.

2:03:452:03:48

They could tell at the halfway Mark

whether we were in first or first,

2:03:482:03:53

second or third by the Times the

other two did behind us. And when

2:03:532:03:58

they came down slower, we knew we

had got a silver. All of a sudden,

2:03:582:04:03

Monty, 11 times world champion, came

down, and at the halfway stage

2:04:032:04:07

couldn't beat us. We knew from then

on, and the party started.

2:04:072:04:12

What was it like to look up at the

union Jack was that the fulfilment

2:04:122:04:16

of an enormous ambition, and I

think, without any doubt, the

2:04:162:04:20

proudest and most emotional moment

of life.

2:04:202:04:23

It's quite a moment. You worked over

the years to get there. You just

2:04:252:04:32

can't take that away.

We will get

one some time again, perhaps. It

2:04:322:04:39

took about 50 years to get the first

one, so I don't know how long it

2:04:392:04:43

will take to get the second one.

CLARE BALDING: Brilliant stuff from

2:04:432:04:49

antinational Robin Dixon. They won

the team of the year award at sports

2:04:492:04:53

personality of the year that year.

We

2:04:532:04:56

find out how likely it is that we

will challenge. Joel Fearon is a

2:04:562:05:05

fast 100 metre runner. One of five

edition athletes. This action is

2:05:052:05:14

live, this is the warm area. John

Jackson, I wanted to ask you in the

2:05:142:05:19

interview, when will you know about

whether you have your bronze medal

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from Sochi and if it is confirmed,

when will you get it?

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COMMENTATOR:

I spoke to the POA

today, they are out here as part of

2:05:292:05:34

Team GB. Things are still ongoing,

but they are really behind us and

2:05:342:05:39

they are pushing the IOC constantly

to find out, but we are in a waiting

2:05:392:05:42

game at the moment.

Good luck with that, John. John, you

2:05:422:05:51

finished fifth in the games in

Sochi, and there were two Russians

2:05:512:05:54

ahead of you that were subsequently

embroiled in all of the drugs saga

2:05:542:06:00

we have heard so much about.

There

was. We have had a big build-up into

2:06:002:06:05

that. To be waiting this long, we

still don't know, nothing has been

2:06:052:06:12

confirmed by anybody.

Hopefully that

will sort itself out sooner rather

2:06:122:06:15

than later. We are on our way now,

the men's two man bobsleigh. The

2:06:152:06:25

Brazilians, Edson Bindilatti

together with Edson Martins, his

2:06:252:06:29

brakes man in behind. Looking for

good piloting here. Bindilatti is

2:06:292:06:39

38, former decathlete, his fourth

Olympic Games. His first time in the

2:06:392:06:43

two man competition.

Oh... that was

nearly a crash. The back of the

2:06:432:06:50

bobsleigh almost tipped into the

corner. It will give some of these

2:06:502:06:57

bobs a difficult transition.

That

was interesting, that was a 50.14

2:06:572:07:00

time. Reasonably quick. We aspect a

lot of the guys to go well under 50

2:07:002:07:07

seconds, though. That seemed to

happen around curve 13, John, didn't

2:07:072:07:12

it. It caught the young Russian out

early in the week.

It did. These

2:07:122:07:17

celebs are so much wider than

anything else. The skeleton and

2:07:172:07:23

Luges, they are difficult to get

through Darrow transitions between

2:07:232:07:27

two, down the straight. You can see,

as he came down, you can see how

2:07:272:07:34

high he is. The back is leaning into

the corner, he was lucky not to

2:07:342:07:40

crash there.

A technical track that

is guaranteed to provide plenty of

2:07:402:07:45

drama.

British outs now go for Brad Hall,

2:07:452:07:51

ranked number 19 in the world,

together with Joel Fearon, your old

2:07:512:07:54

made from Sochi and beyond that as

well.

He is. One thing, we would

2:07:542:08:04

like to wish Joel Fearon and Brad

the best in this race.

Hope they get

2:08:042:08:08

a really good start. The emphasis

for Brad this Olympic Games would

2:08:082:08:16

probably be in the four man event.

It would be lovely to get off to a

2:08:162:08:20

good site here.

A really good start,

Joel had a really good transition

2:08:202:08:25

in, good transition through there.

Joel put a lot of velocity into the

2:08:252:08:28

back of the sled. This is good from

Brad so far, a lot cleaner, he's got

2:08:282:08:34

such a good feel for the front of

the sled, using the corner to push

2:08:342:08:38

away. He comes to the technical

part, he has been really good in

2:08:382:08:42

training so far here. Look at that,

perfect down the middle. This is a

2:08:422:08:46

good run from Brad, a bump again,

but that won't affect the time to

2:08:462:08:52

much. Into the speed trap, this is a

good run from Brad Hall.

Lovely

2:08:522:08:58

start, clean through 15 as well.

Great Britain are off and running

2:08:582:09:02

with a very decent time, 49.3 seven.

Brad Hall was in good nick learning

2:09:022:09:09

the track very quickly, indeed,

John. That is as good as you would

2:09:092:09:13

have hoped for the first run.

It is.

Joel is stopping the sled. They have

2:09:132:09:20

gone almost 9 tenths quicker than

the track record. They are on my

2:09:202:09:27

runners that are used to have when I

was sliding. My equipment is still

2:09:272:09:31

blocking about for the British team.

Still delivering. Excellent pictures

2:09:312:09:36

of Brad's first run, then. This was

to refit, the steering seemed to be

2:09:362:09:41

spot on through the tricky chicane.

It certainly did. You'll notice,

2:09:412:09:46

when you look at the front of the

sled, as Joel and Brad finished off,

2:09:462:09:51

there is a little red circle in the

middle of the front, like an antenna

2:09:512:09:55

sticking out. That sends real-time

feedback to the track, so they can

2:09:552:10:01

plot the speeds. The antenna

sticking up below the three.

We will

2:10:012:10:05

know what that 49.37 time amounts to

because from athletes six down to

2:10:052:10:13

12, they are really Keating ten

years -- really key contenders.

2:10:132:10:20

Australia here, Lucas Mata is a

former brakes man, now piloting the

2:10:202:10:27

Australian two man bob. The Koreans

have been off the scene altogether,

2:10:272:10:34

they go into a draw, top five, and

the two that don't come out the last

2:10:342:10:41

two, the Koreans are lost, and that

is a gamble, but they wanted to be

2:10:412:10:45

first.

They hoped to be in the five

that were drawn towards the brunt of

2:10:452:10:49

the pack. When you are in the top

few that go off and get the best

2:10:492:10:53

eyes, a tap there. Not a clean run.

It backfired on the Koreans, they

2:10:532:11:00

will have slow ice by the end of the

run. But they know the track well.

2:11:002:11:04

The Koreans go 30th. Australia so

far, Brad Hall in the British sled,

2:11:042:11:17

and Mata, 49.88, quicker obviously

than the Brazilian. Brad Hall in

2:11:172:11:24

good shape early on here.

He's

certainly is. I can't underestimate

2:11:242:11:29

how much of a good pilot he is going

to be. He has great feel in the

2:11:292:11:33

front of the sled. If he takes this

form into four man, with a start,

2:11:332:11:40

they could get a really good result.

Six days bobsleigh to come, just to

2:11:402:11:47

point out, two of the two man, then

the women go in the two event, then

2:11:472:11:51

a two day gap, and the games finish

with the four man Bob.

You can see

2:11:512:11:58

how much air time they got, 390

kilos shot up off the floor.

2:11:582:12:05

Tremendous challenge for all

concerned. The Croatians half look

2:12:052:12:09

as though they do really fancy it.

No missing their sled, though, John,

2:12:092:12:14

very colourful. These sled is all

designed effectively the same, but

2:12:142:12:18

with subtle differences, is that

fair comment?

They are subtle

2:12:182:12:21

differences, yeah, the frames,

inside, this is an older looking

2:12:212:12:28

sled. I think it could be an

Austrian sled or something like

2:12:282:12:35

that. All the different makes of

sled, like your motorcar racing

2:12:352:12:40

where you have different

manufacturers, and there are slight

2:12:402:12:43

differences in what they make.

No

great expectations for the Croatians

2:12:432:12:46

here, we have Drazen Silic as

pilots, together with Benedikt

2:12:462:12:52

Nikpalj.

2:12:522:12:57

Nikpalj. Silic is experienced if

nothing else, racing in five

2:12:572:13:00

championship, 30 Second Place was

his best placing there. First

2:13:002:13:03

Olympics for both, and they have

been together for two years.

First

2:13:032:13:07

thing I have seen here, that was a

shock one. If you look at the front

2:13:072:13:11

of the sled, the two metal bits

sticking out. The coach got to put

2:13:112:13:17

them in.

Carrying it off with them.

If he crashes, that will dig into

2:13:172:13:22

the eyes, and I hope he doesn't,

that is a big mistake from the

2:13:222:13:28

coach. They are not quite on the

ball as well, overtaken with the

2:13:282:13:35

Olympic experience. That is a big

mistake. Lots of little mistakes as

2:13:352:13:39

they come down the track. That is

why he is not up there with Brad

2:13:392:13:44

Hall, who is leading at the moment.

From nine to 12, rough for the

2:13:442:13:48

Croatians and they are well adrift.

Encouraging applause from the

2:13:482:13:52

coaching staff, but that wasn't

particularly good. You can see why

2:13:522:13:55

they have struggled to make an

impact on the world scene up until

2:13:552:13:59

this point.

If you look at the

pilot's visor, a helmet, it is

2:13:592:14:02

missing around the edges. They wear

a small insert to act like double

2:14:022:14:08

glazing, so as you come down, the

visor does not steam up because

2:14:082:14:12

there is nothing was as a pilot of

trying to find a little space where

2:14:122:14:17

you are trying to get your eyeball

to reach the top side of the visor.

2:14:172:14:23

It is uncomfortable to drive when

you cannot see. Doing close to 80

2:14:232:14:30

mph.

A fairly unhappy it's Pires for

the Croatians, who are all smiles,

2:14:302:14:34

nevertheless. Now the Limerick

athletes from Russia, Maxim

2:14:342:14:39

Andrianov, and you resell a cop in

behind.

2:14:392:14:49

behind. -- Jiri

2:14:492:14:50

having to work so hard through his

transition through three.

A tap on

2:14:562:15:00

the wall, messy at the top. Usually,

these sled is the guys are in now,

2:15:002:15:10

they had to drive well. Making

mistakes in the crucial part of the

2:15:102:15:14

track here. A slide, getting big

airtime into 12. Again, this is good

2:15:142:15:18

for Brad Hall, Brad could see

himself doing quite well after this

2:15:182:15:23

first run. Everyone has made a mess

of the chicane so far, apart from

2:15:232:15:29

Brad. Out of 15, the got the

Russians and tidy.

2:15:292:15:34

This is what we have been saying all

along, it is about having four

2:15:372:15:44

consistent runs. Brad can put

consistent runs in, because he has

2:15:442:15:47

such a feel for the sled. He has his

first run down. He needs to remember

2:15:472:15:52

what he has done and take it into

the next run. If he can put four

2:15:522:15:56

consistent runs down, there is no

reason why he can't get in the top

2:15:562:16:00

ten Company.

You have seen some

fairly ragged efforts, Brad Hall an

2:16:002:16:03

exception to that for Great Britain.

The Australian, the Brazilian, the

2:16:032:16:09

Russian, the Croatian, all very,

very untidy. It's about time we up

2:16:092:16:13

the anti-here. We need to bring you

some real quality, the next six or

2:16:132:16:18

seven guys are top-class.

2:16:182:16:23

The next set from the Canadians,

Vizard top starters. These could

2:16:232:16:29

have a new start record. They will

certainly challenged the Germans.

2:16:292:16:36

This is Justin Kripps, the Canadian

pilot with Alexander Kopacz, his

2:16:362:16:41

brakeman, and the overall World Cup

winner, never worse than fourth in

2:16:412:16:46

the eight races this winter, winning

at Alton when he beat Friedrich,

2:16:462:16:51

still to come with Germany. There

are a good team.

They are. I thought

2:16:512:16:57

they would start quicker.

2:16:572:17:02

they would start quicker. That run

could be good. They have carried

2:17:052:17:06

more velocity at the top.

2:17:062:17:13

more velocity at the top. He has had

two fourth places, the rest of the

2:17:132:17:16

time he has been on the podium but

he has been quick this week. He

2:17:162:17:20

comes in their late, but this is

good because they are not pulling

2:17:202:17:25

that far away, certainly at this

point, maybe three tenths up across

2:17:252:17:29

the line.

OPL, 15 for Kripps, one of

the worlds best you are looking at

2:17:292:17:36

right now don't forget, and Kripps

is nearly three tenths quicker than

2:17:362:17:38

Brad Hall. That reflects, I think, a

really great first run for Brad as

2:17:382:17:45

well. So Kripps has started his

Olympic Games in satisfactory

2:17:452:17:51

manner. He will definitely be in the

shake-up for medals.

Certainly. He

2:17:512:17:56

used to be a brakeman and completed

in 2010 at the Games of the brakeman

2:17:562:18:00

then that he was transferred to the

front handle, and that's what a lot

2:18:002:18:04

of nations do. He comes through

corner two well. You can see him

2:18:042:18:09

steering, look at the front

steering, how the runners at the

2:18:092:18:13

bottom are turning, then controlling

it to bring the sled over. You can

2:18:132:18:17

see that in slimmers, how much the

steering works from the pilots. Big

2:18:172:18:22

Alex Scott back, one of the top

brakeman in the world.

From him to

2:18:222:18:28

one of the top experiments of the

art of piloting bobsleigh, Francesco

2:18:282:18:33

Friedrich. Photo many the favourite

to win gold here, and after a

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disappointing Sochi the diamonds

need to be back on track -- the

2:18:402:18:45

German.

They certainly do, this is

one of the top pairings, but flew

2:18:452:18:49

him to go up into the ranks of

world-class Germans, legendary

2:18:492:18:54

German pilots, he needs to start

winning at Olympic level. Slid up

2:18:542:18:57

the corner, you could hear the sled

turning. A difficult transition,

2:18:572:19:04

still not as smooth. It should be

higher up there. A big mistake. He

2:19:042:19:09

is vulnerable on the team, a

difference led made by the German

2:19:092:19:17

manufacturer, losing time already

from the mistake of the top, not

2:19:172:19:20

quite settled into this run.

That

mistake after four was very unlike

2:19:202:19:25

him.

2:19:252:19:30

You don't usually see this from

Friedrich. Does he have extra

2:19:302:19:37

pressure knowing he has to perform?

Ragged as well, and the final curve,

2:19:372:19:43

and Friedrich has now dropped to

temper the second. Just over that

2:19:432:19:48

behind Kripps and only a tenth in

front of Brad Hall.

Still Brad

2:19:482:19:52

keeping himself in the mix, but he

has been playing games all through

2:19:522:19:58

training, not starting, juggling it

off the top, and that means when you

2:19:582:20:01

come into the first couple of

corners in race pace, he was

2:20:012:20:06

starting 5.15 in race, so is almost

three tenths up. In the first couple

2:20:062:20:12

of corners, three tenths makes a big

difference to how you drive.

Explain

2:20:122:20:19

why you would play games with the

training.

It is all about tactics,

2:20:192:20:24

don't show your hand too early,

having a poker face. Will backfire

2:20:242:20:30

at him, I don't know, because his

team-mates have been quick.

Two more

2:20:302:20:37

German teams to come, another

excellent Canadian next, this is

2:20:372:20:42

Christopher Spring, and he goes with

his brakeman Lascelles Brown, who is

2:20:422:20:51

43 and is the Olympic games,

remarkable athlete and still in

2:20:512:20:57

great shape.

He certainly is, one of

these athletes who keeps himself in

2:20:572:21:01

shape and was born to push an

object.

The size of them!

You just

2:21:012:21:07

made a bit of mistake there. He is

an absolute legend in the sport, one

2:21:072:21:14

of the nicest guys you will meet,

and Chris the pilot as well,

2:21:142:21:19

originally Australian and

transferred to the Canadian

2:21:192:21:21

programme. A nudged birth. Chris has

been passed all week, between the

2:21:212:21:26

Germans and Canadians, maybe that is

where we will see it. He has been

2:21:262:21:33

consistently fast so it is about how

he does that, working hard on the

2:21:332:21:37

end there, can see the steering as

he comes into the transition, can he

2:21:372:21:41

get it? As good as anybody through

there. Late through 12, maybe that

2:21:412:21:46

is why he is losing speed.

The

number three team in the world and

2:21:462:21:51

the Olympic Games, off 15 now. Nice

and clean as well and about to

2:21:512:21:57

finish. So he has dropped behind

Brad Hall. I didn't think that say

2:21:572:22:07

that sentence!

He was one of the

quickest in training all week and

2:22:072:22:10

you can see how people might play

games. Brad Hall has just put down

2:22:102:22:16

the run of his life so far. He just

needs to relax and keep going. You

2:22:162:22:21

can see the brakeman lifted the

sled, that is his force going

2:22:212:22:26

upwards rather than forward so they

could be a couple of things for

2:22:262:22:29

these guys to find at the top.

Absorbing already, isn't it? We have

2:22:292:22:35

only had a go, there are 30 teams

per run, four runs, two today, the

2:22:352:22:43

middle day is tomorrow. Lascelles

and Spring a little disappointed

2:22:432:22:47

with that, fourth as things stand.

You mention the Latvians, next up,

2:22:472:22:52

the superb starters, Kibermanis and

Miknis, Miknis and ex-basketball

2:22:522:23:01

player. So many of these athletes of

course come from different sports

2:23:012:23:07

originally. Kibermanis, where do you

start? Great Korea, superb starter,

2:23:072:23:15

excellent progress since his debut

Olympics in Sochi where he didn't

2:23:152:23:18

cut much ice but these last few

years have been great for him.

He

2:23:182:23:21

has certainly stepped up, in his

driving ability as well. Great

2:23:212:23:26

start, little mistake there, the

Latvians always have great starts.

2:23:262:23:31

We think in Great Britain all our

fast... In Latvia the five guys go

2:23:312:23:40

to bobsleigh. When we look at the

start, he is becoming a consistent

2:23:402:23:43

driver. Is this now... Great line so

far, so will he put a little bit of

2:23:432:23:53

pressure on Kripps at the front of

the pack and be close enough to

2:23:532:23:57

apply pressure for the second run?

A

lot of skin -- skid.

You saw the

2:23:572:24:07

back of the sled rocker Little bit.

That would become a -- apparent

2:24:072:24:15

later.

Comes to the finish, not much

between himself and Kripps the

2:24:152:24:20

Canadian, and he drops attempt

behind but moves into second, Brad

2:24:202:24:24

Hall just now back into fourth

position, but Brad Hall has had a

2:24:242:24:29

super start to this Olympic Games.

You can see how tight this race will

2:24:292:24:35

be because we have the Latvian and

49, 21, and the first German and 49

2:24:352:24:42

- 22, so we are beginning to see the

close gaps of hundredths of a second

2:24:422:24:46

between slides, and it will make for

great racing as we come into the

2:24:462:24:51

second, third and fourth run towards

the medals. Look at the bottom of

2:24:512:24:56

the sled, you can see that they are

steering, this is the camera at the

2:24:562:25:00

front, and it gives you a point of

view, this is real life, of what the

2:25:002:25:05

pilots are going through. That is a

great shot.

Curve number eight,

2:25:052:25:09

let's see we -- hope we see more of

that in analysis. Time to analyse

2:25:092:25:13

the first run of another German,

Lochner. His uncle Rudy was a

2:25:132:25:22

fabulous bobsleigh exponent is well

back in the early 90s, won a silver

2:25:222:25:26

medal. In 1992. Usually not the

quickest way so it will be

2:25:262:25:32

interesting to see their start time.

They should come five and they have

2:25:322:25:37

gone 4.94, so that is relatively OK

for them.

It is. They have been

2:25:372:25:42

quick in training all week. If you

look just below the number ten on

2:25:422:25:46

front you will see a dark spot on

the front of the sled, that is where

2:25:462:25:50

the camera is that you can see. Just

as he comes round, this is the

2:25:502:25:59

important part, will he know this?

Gets a little tap, not the best

2:25:592:26:03

line, losing a bit of speed, this is

where Kripps put a rundown putting

2:26:032:26:11

pressure on everybody else. Of all

the games the Germans and everyone

2:26:112:26:16

else have played in training, it has

not paid off for them.

Back to

2:26:162:26:21

fourth, Lochner only just in front

of Brad Hall, illustrating how good

2:26:212:26:28

Brad was earlier today, so you

Lochner, last three World

2:26:282:26:31

Championships, medals at all of

them, never won a World

2:26:312:26:36

Championship, though, there's

another one you thought would be in

2:26:362:26:38

the thick of things on the medal

tastes.

He certainly would be. He

2:26:382:26:43

has been consistently one of the

best pilots in the two man sled but

2:26:432:26:49

this is different, remember what has

happened in World Cup championships

2:26:492:26:53

aren't races, this is the Olympics,

a different beast. The sled gets

2:26:532:26:57

good air time there. 390 kilos and

behold sled is off the deck, you see

2:26:572:27:03

what forces are in the track as they

head towards 65, 70 miles north.

2:27:032:27:10

Hope you are during the opening

blows of the two-man bobsleigh

2:27:102:27:14

competition here at the Sliding

Centre. Now another German pairing,

2:27:142:27:17

very classy, Nico Walther, the

pilot, and Christian Poser the

2:27:172:27:23

brakeman,

2:27:232:27:28

brakeman, Christian married to a

superb exponent of the art in the

2:27:282:27:31

women's field. Walther has been a

joy to watch, just make or break, a

2:27:312:27:36

lot of skill, but when it gets tough

he seems to get tougher and loves

2:27:362:27:42

and scrap.

He certainly does,

probably the least physically able

2:27:422:27:47

of the three German pilots in terms

of not pushing as well but the magic

2:27:472:27:51

in his hands, if anybody is to take

the lead-off Kripps it will be this

2:27:512:27:55

guy here, he has been consistently

quick on the track so far this week.

2:27:552:28:01

You can drive the sled, he really

can't. Whose lives are always

2:28:012:28:05

perfect, you don't often see

mistakes for him -- his lines are

2:28:052:28:09

perfect. Will people the deficit

back from his start as it comes down

2:28:092:28:13

to this crucial part of the track?

Two woke up this year, that was

2:28:132:28:19

lovely, good control.

You can see

him playing with the steering. That

2:28:192:28:23

is a trick we would use to set the

sledge, give the steering a quick

2:28:232:28:28

tap, and he is closing in.

Can he

find any time on Kripps? You did,

2:28:282:28:34

look at that. As close as anybody to

Kripps, didn't quite pass him, to

2:28:342:28:40

hundredths of a second, that is a

perfectly good start for Nico

2:28:402:28:44

Walther, who will certainly be one

to watch.

He certainly will. If

2:28:442:28:49

there is one German pilots who can

produce the magic, it is not at the

2:28:492:28:53

top, it is what he does in his hands

to find speed within his equipment,

2:28:532:28:57

then when you look at him, he does

so well. I wouldn't be surprised if

2:28:572:29:02

this guy is a real medal threat.

Brad Hall in sixth place.

You can

2:29:022:29:09

seem tweaking the steering, look at

the front runners, moving around as

2:29:092:29:13

the driver is playing with the

D-rings inside to settle the sled

2:29:132:29:16

and get all the energy out of it so

it now sits. Those guys will be

2:29:162:29:22

happy with that run.

Walther in good

shape. Next, hugely experienced

2:29:222:29:33

Swiss pilot Rick O Peter, age 34,

with younger brakeman Simon Friedli,

2:29:332:29:40

these two are regular two-man

partners. Ahead of the big World Cup

2:29:402:29:45

race here in two-man last March,

Peter was such a talent and seem to

2:29:452:29:52

struggle there, so a return to this

track is very adjusting, if you can

2:29:522:29:57

get it right and correct the

mistakes he made that day, he is a

2:29:572:30:00

really effective operator.

Peter is

a bit of a straight man, and because

2:30:002:30:08

sometimes he looks really ragged, he

hits everything, but he is still

2:30:082:30:12

fast, he has a loose style, and

sometimes it works for him,

2:30:122:30:16

sometimes it doesn't. A tap on the

wall, that's why you can see the

2:30:162:30:21

transition into three was quite

violent, he has to turn the sled

2:30:212:30:25

quickly and you hear him working

hard on the steering. You will see a

2:30:252:30:30

lot of the sled they're quite high,

almost on the wood as they try to

2:30:302:30:34

use the corner to push it in, but he

was a fraction high, a little bit of

2:30:342:30:40

airtime here, not really a great run

for him. He is losing a lot of time,

2:30:402:30:46

just little mistakes here and there

but that is enough on this track, it

2:30:462:30:50

difficult to find speed but easy to

lose it.

2:30:502:30:58

Rico Peter drops to eighth place

behind Brad Hall. Brad Hall still in

2:30:582:31:03

six here, and a lot of the really

top guys have gone, John. This is a

2:31:032:31:09

really smart start to the

competition for Brad Hall.

It

2:31:092:31:13

certainly is. I would like to think

my runners are doing the job for

2:31:132:31:16

him. It was a great run from Brad

Hall. A lot of these guys have been

2:31:162:31:21

making mistakes. The key area, exit

into corner free, except through the

2:31:212:31:27

Dragon's tell, the little chicane.

This corner coming up, if you get

2:31:272:31:32

those right, those are the key areas

for keeping speed in the track. Brad

2:31:322:31:37

Hall absolutely nailed them, where

other pilots haven't.

2:31:372:31:44

Next, we have another pair from

Latvia, Oskars Melbardis is going to

2:31:442:31:52

go next. He was fifth in Sochi,

looking like he would be promoted to

2:31:522:31:58

the bronze medal, the same position

as you are in in four man.

They will

2:31:582:32:04

be promoted to bronze in the two

man. I think it is gold in the four

2:32:042:32:08

man.

He was a former world number

one back in 2015. He has dropped to

2:32:082:32:16

number eight, but he has had a solid

World Cup year.

It just looked like

2:32:162:32:20

he had trouble getting in the sled,

maybe he got his feet caught as he

2:32:202:32:25

got in. Sometimes you can catch your

feet on the handle that you stay

2:32:252:32:30

with, because you had to work your

way around. He is another guy flying

2:32:302:32:34

in training. He really likes this

track, it suits his equipment. Great

2:32:342:32:40

corner seven into eight, as he drops

into the important curve the speed

2:32:402:32:44

at the bottom of the track. Mail

that. A little touch. This run will

2:32:442:32:49

put pressure on Kripps and the

German. It will be so tight,

2:32:492:32:55

separated by hundredths of in the

top MacRae -- top three.

Goes to the

2:32:552:33:03

lead, just ahead. At the top,

Melbardis, Kripps, separated by

2:33:032:33:13

hundredths of a second, Brad Hall in

seventh place.

2:33:132:33:17

That's a great run, you know, he has

been suffering with a FIA injury

2:33:202:33:24

over the last few weeks, building

over the second half of the season.

2:33:242:33:31

Struggling to get in there -- Phi

injury.

2:33:312:33:36

He is one of the best athlete on the

front the race lead. The handle came

2:33:362:33:40

out, but great lines. If he can

claim that up, he can put pressure

2:33:402:33:46

on the other sliders in and around

him.

Confirmation of how close it

2:33:462:33:52

is, Latvia, Canada, Germany. Latvia

fourth, Britain seventh at the

2:33:522:33:56

moment. A good crowd in again to

night. All nations represented. Next

2:33:562:34:03

up for Canada, this is young Nick

Poloniato, together with Jesse

2:34:032:34:10

Lumsden. They have had a bit of a

merry-go-round, the Canadians, with

2:34:102:34:16

pilots and breaks man, swapping them

around. Swapping them around.

He

2:34:162:34:22

takes a big hit, you can hear the

sled hit the wall. It is to see what

2:34:222:34:26

combinations work best. Whatever

they are looking at, it is not just

2:34:262:34:33

the drivers that get tested, the

brakes meant do, too. Nick has been

2:34:332:34:38

quick when it is right. But he also

had a crash in training, will that

2:34:382:34:43

be out of his head as he gets a

little bit, tapping around. This

2:34:432:34:48

corner has caused him issues. He

just went a little bit long. He is

2:34:482:34:52

still tidying it up, that is why he

is dropping off a little bit.

Seems

2:34:522:34:57

to be Canada sitting second at the

moment. Halane Arturo not making any

2:34:572:35:02

impression on the lead. He goes

ninth. -- Nick Poloniato not making

2:35:022:35:06

any impression.

Real areas there of scrappy

2:35:062:35:12

conveyance down the run. Again, he

seemed to go out of 13 very, very

2:35:122:35:17

high, almost up to the woods to his

left.

He didn't turn the sled

2:35:172:35:22

enough. And turned long. He needs to

be more active on the steering in

2:35:222:35:26

that curve. Great in corner one. The

steering moves a bit. Look at the

2:35:262:35:33

steering now on the bottom. You can

see how it turns and releases back.

2:35:332:35:37

Again, these are great shots of the

bobsleigh. I think he is steering a

2:35:372:35:43

little bit too quick and trying to

make too which a transition, rather

2:35:432:35:47

than be longer and lighter to get

control in the sled.

Waiting now for

2:35:472:35:51

an Austrian team, Benjamin Maier and

Markus Sammer. Ten won shortly to

2:35:512:36:00

get married to Elisabeth Vathje, who

competed against Lizzy Yarnold in

2:36:002:36:07

the skeleton. They are world ranked

Number 10, they ranked nine a couple

2:36:072:36:14

of years ago, but one top three

World Cup placings in the last four

2:36:142:36:20

years of competition. It shows how

hard it is to be competitive, and

2:36:202:36:24

have difficult it is to break

through to the highest level. Ben is

2:36:242:36:27

up and down with his driving.

Sometimes he is really, really good,

2:36:272:36:32

and is flying. Other times, not so

much.

The Austrian four man

2:36:322:36:39

equivalent is brilliant. Pilots will

use the two man week to warm up the

2:36:392:36:44

four man. This could be a good run,

because he has been top six most of

2:36:442:36:49

the week. You can see, or within a

tenth of the leader. If he gets this

2:36:492:36:55

part right as he takes ice up,

that's good. He could stay within

2:36:552:37:01

two tents, three tenths to the

bottom, which would put him in the

2:37:012:37:03

mix. Running long coming into the

big Olympic curve.

Dropping away,

2:37:032:37:07

putting pressure on Brad Hall's

seventh position at the moment,

2:37:072:37:11

losing speed as they come to the

line. He lost quite a bit in the

2:37:112:37:17

end, didn't he, Maier, to stay

behind Brad Hall in ninth place.

2:37:172:37:22

That is what this track brings, if

you overdrive the bottom, even if

2:37:222:37:25

you get a good run into too, if you

overdrive 12, doing too much to

2:37:252:37:30

force lines, it can cost you time,

the Olympic corner, where you can

2:37:302:37:39

overdrive that, too. It is so easy

to lose speed on this track compare

2:37:392:37:43

to do how easy it is to find speed.

It is not hard to find speed in the

2:37:432:37:47

track because it is so difficult.

That is the challenge the drivers

2:37:472:37:51

are loving. We can see the

difference in the lines, slight

2:37:512:37:55

differences between Melbardis and

Maier. The extra meet a rich he is

2:37:552:38:00

going around the corner, almost the

same line in the exit.

Thumbs up for

2:38:002:38:07

the Austrians, but they are in ninth

place. American bobsleigh took a

2:38:072:38:10

massive hit last year when Steve

falcon died suddenly. He was central

2:38:102:38:16

to the whole team. The next man up,

Nick Cunningham, just about the main

2:38:162:38:22

representative for the team at all

the press conferences before was

2:38:222:38:27

asked if they would carry him it

with them. He said they would carry

2:38:272:38:33

nothing, they are carrying home

medals. Cunningham is partnered by

2:38:332:38:38

Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, who had a

fantastically promising career in

2:38:382:38:42

his younger days as an American

football player. He was destined for

2:38:422:38:48

great things before an anterior

cruciate ligament injury put paid to

2:38:482:38:52

his career. An interesting

combination, these two.

It is. How

2:38:522:38:56

he gets through this, he has taken a

big hit there. It's not been a great

2:38:562:39:06

week for Nick Cunningham at all,

because he has struggled at the top

2:39:062:39:10

of the track. He is hitting and

banging all over the place. Yes,

2:39:102:39:13

they are not carrying anything with

them in terms of the memories, but

2:39:132:39:18

he is not going anywhere with any

medals this week, not looking as if

2:39:182:39:26

it is going to be anywhere near top

ten for Cunningham.

I am sure he

2:39:262:39:32

will be disappointed, he is in the

Army, Cunningham. He will be

2:39:322:39:36

marching out of here quickly after

that. Not particularly impressive.

2:39:362:39:40

13th place for the Americans. These

borders look slightly subdued. It is

2:39:402:39:47

cold out there, eyes oppose.

If you

watch the sled as they come over the

2:39:472:39:52

line, the back of the sled, that is

when they are getting the brakes on

2:39:522:39:55

and they are forcing what looks like

a little garden rake into the ice to

2:39:552:39:58

try to slow the sled down. That run

was just full of mistakes, great

2:39:582:40:04

push, but as soon as he's in the

sled, the Americans have been issues

2:40:042:40:08

with corners, too. Slides off, takes

a tab, so aggressive, the back of

2:40:082:40:12

the sled.

Yeah, that's Cunningham,

then, out of it. We have seen most

2:40:122:40:21

of the top guys, Melbardis leads

from Kripps and Walther Mac.

2:40:212:40:27

How good a run was it, seventh at

the moment, will they stay seventh?

2:40:292:40:36

That was phenomenal. If he can hold

back together for the next few runs,

2:40:362:40:41

he would be making history. It was a

great run, nice and clean, the

2:40:412:40:45

velocity was great, just exciting to

see.

Talk us through everything that

2:40:452:40:49

happens before the start and what

they are trying to get for the best

2:40:492:40:52

push off and slotting into that tiny

space.

A massive part of it is going

2:40:522:40:57

over timings. They are coming

together, it is about maximising the

2:40:572:41:01

push by hitting it at the same time.

Then it is all about velocity, the

2:41:012:41:07

velocity as you go through the first

two curves is huge.

2:41:072:41:10

velocity as you go through the first

two curves is huge. It is about

2:41:102:41:14

using the speed to give extra lift

and surge as well.

In terms of

2:41:142:41:18

driving, what is Brad doing and what

is he thinking, preparing for

2:41:182:41:22

Corners?

That is the thing about

bobsleigh, you are going so fast and

2:41:222:41:26

making such minor, tiny little

constant decisions, you have to be

2:41:262:41:31

looking ahead of you. Anything going

on behind, you had to beget about.

2:41:312:41:35

He is a give four inch perfect

lines, but also to be relaxed and

2:41:352:41:40

let the sled flow and let speed

build.

That is the one thing it has

2:41:402:41:44

in common with skeleton, Alex, you

say that over driving is the key.

2:41:442:41:48

Definitely. All the ice track

sports, you have to work with the

2:41:482:41:52

track. You are never able to beat it

is huge G-force, it is about

2:41:522:41:57

relaxing in a tense situation.

Pulling up at the end always looks a

2:41:572:42:00

bit dodgy.

How do they do that?

A

break, there are two handles, it

2:42:002:42:07

digs into the eyes. To

2:42:072:42:13

digs into the eyes. To bobsleigh in

the cold, it is more difficult. The

2:42:142:42:16

runners you

2:42:162:42:22

runners you can see, it is the

smallest movement is to not break

2:42:222:42:25

into a skid.

2:42:252:42:26

smallest movement is to not break

into a skid.

The boys will be pretty

2:42:262:42:29

buoyed by that, 49.37, the leading

time is 49.0 nine. In the second

2:42:292:42:33

run, do they go in order fastest

time first?

They go 20 down to one,

2:42:332:42:38

and anyone else that is 21st, bad

ice and they are out.

Only the top

2:42:382:42:46

20 go through to runs three and

four?

Everybody gets a third run.

2:42:462:42:49

After the third run, they cut to the

top 20 in reverse order.

The second

2:42:492:42:54

run is later this afternoon. We will

show you that on BBC One at 1240.

2:42:542:43:01

Brad Hall and Joel Fearon are our

man. Thank you for your input in the

2:43:012:43:08

coverage. I had you have enjoyed it.

It has been incredible to be here,

2:43:082:43:14

watching history being made and

being part of that. We will talk

2:43:142:43:16

about this in 20 years, 30 years,

this is epic and it has been awesome

2:43:162:43:22

to be part of it.

In 2002, you may

not realise what you were setting up

2:43:222:43:27

to come. If you hadn't won the

Bronze Buttle, there wouldn't have

2:43:272:43:30

been the funding for skeleton.

This

is the way it goes, you need a medal

2:43:302:43:35

to get funding. As long as funding

is directed the right way, look what

2:43:352:43:38

we can achieve. The future, the

optimism in the skeleton camp as to

2:43:382:43:43

be there. That's hope the bobsleigh

can do the same, and delusion, they

2:43:432:43:47

can build on this. We can make

ourselves a winter sport country --

2:43:472:43:53

luge. It is just incredible.

In four

years' time, your challenge is to

2:43:532:43:59

appear in women's ski jumping.

It

will be an use bought. I will get

2:43:592:44:04

what I need now, and sharpen what I

need to sharpen.

If not you, maybe

2:44:042:44:08

your daughter?

Maybe.

We will be

heading live to curling to see the

2:44:082:44:13

British men in action very shortly,

but let's catch up on the story of

2:44:132:44:17

this morning and that is the GB

women who fought so hard to get back

2:44:172:44:23

level with Sweden to take it to an

extra end, Eve Muirhead delivering

2:44:232:44:27

her final stone here, she sees the

red light go on for that stone,

2:44:272:44:32

meaning a hog line violation.

Technology within the stone, the

2:44:322:44:36

light

2:44:362:44:36

Technology within the stone, the

light comes on, suggesting she had

2:44:362:44:38

released it after it touched the

front of the stone, touching the hog

2:44:382:44:42

line. In fact, what probably

happened, we think, is that she

2:44:422:44:45

double touched it. If you watch

carefully, as it hits the hog line,

2:44:452:44:50

by mistake, her finger catches the

back of the handle. It means that

2:44:502:44:55

stone was null and void. The end was

forfeited. It meant that Sweden had

2:44:552:44:59

beaten Great Britain. And it means

that Great Britain's women now have

2:44:592:45:05

to win two of their last three

games. They are up against

2:45:052:45:09

Switzerland tomorrow at 11am,

meanwhile these are live shots of

2:45:092:45:14

Great Britain's men in action

against Italy. One would expect

2:45:142:45:19

Britain to win. They took two in the

first end, Italy have managed to get

2:45:192:45:23

one back and we can join Logan Gray

and Jackie Lockhart in our

2:45:232:45:28

commentary box for this one.

2:45:282:45:32

COMMENTATOR: Team GB off to a strong

start

here in session eight, 2-1 up

2:45:322:45:40

after 3p.

2:45:402:45:45

after 3p. -- three ends.

They are

playing very strongly, I have been

2:45:492:45:54

impressed by their play, a shame

they don't always have the result

2:45:542:45:57

they have been looking for, but I

think we just need to keep calm,

2:45:572:46:01

take each end as it

2:46:012:46:08

take each end as it goes. We know

they have the technical ability. It

2:46:082:46:13

really is down to what happens on

the day, how well you perform.

2:46:132:46:21

Although Italy came through the

Olympic qualification event and

2:46:222:46:26

arguably are one of the least

experienced teams in the field, they

2:46:262:46:30

are still pretty dangerous, aren't

they?

Very much so. A very

2:46:302:46:36

experienced Italian team. And they

prove themselves by coming through

2:46:362:46:45

the Olympic qualifications. There is

a lot of pressure on because there

2:46:452:46:49

were only two spots available.

Of

course, they took it to -- defeated

2:46:492:46:57

Denmark in the first of two play-off

games to qualify, Denmark coming

2:46:572:47:02

through the second to be here as

well at the expense of the Czech

2:47:022:47:06

Republic. So GB drawing another one

in here to lie two. Lovely stone

2:47:062:47:11

there by Cameron Smith, great setup

play by the GP lead.

2:47:112:47:19

play by the GP lead. -- the Team GB

lead. This isn't ideal for Italy,

2:47:202:47:23

they are already trailing for one,

don't have the last stone in play

2:47:232:47:27

and have to do some tidying up here.

Yes, and as you've got the angle in

2:47:272:47:34

this, don't think so -- has he got

the angle? So, he's lost his

2:47:342:47:42

sentence had also. It will give the

boys the opportunity to use that red

2:47:422:47:50

at the top of the house as cover,

coming behind it and sit three

2:47:502:47:55

stones.

2:47:552:48:01

stones.

If I was out there skipping

I think I would be feeling like this

2:48:012:48:04

is a good setup here, an opportunity

to move further ahead. Let's see how

2:48:042:48:10

it works out for Team GB.

2:48:102:48:18

Eusebius guys putting the power of

sweeping in here. They do a lot of

2:48:222:48:26

work in the German in order to be

fit to sweep these stones -- you see

2:48:262:48:31

these guys -- do you work in the

gym. They probably take it four or

2:48:312:48:39

five feet more than it would if it

wasn't swept.

2:48:392:48:51

Well, Team GB looking very good here

so far in the third end, just the

2:48:542:48:58

early stages, of course.

2:48:582:49:06

early stages, of course. Simone

Gonin looking for a freeze here.

2:49:062:49:12

Pretty good shot, just bounces off,

though, and gives Team GB the chance

2:49:172:49:22

to tap that won through to lie

fourth, potentially.

2:49:222:49:27

Kyle Waddell looking to keep the

heat turned up on Italy, and the

2:49:422:49:49

early indications for this one is

heavy. Well, it really needs to curl

2:49:492:49:55

to get off this, stones in the

centre line. Doesn't make the shot

2:49:552:50:03

exactly as called but actually not a

terrible result.

2:50:032:50:09

So, as things stand, GB lie one in

there, Italy lie second shot, and it

2:50:112:50:19

looks like Team GB third and fourth.

2:50:192:50:27

What's the decision here for Joel

Retornaz?

He will look to move that

2:50:272:50:39

yellow in the centre there. Across

to the left. First of all he has to

2:50:392:50:47

get that shot out of the house.

Joel

going for this hit and roll, really

2:50:472:50:57

needs to keep the shooter around

here.

Will it roll over? It rolled

2:50:572:51:06

over and jumped up above.

Just got a

bit betwixt and between there, a

2:51:062:51:12

little bit thinner anti-catches it

on the yellow, thicker and he rolls

2:51:122:51:17

it in front. Slightly misjudged

there by the Italians. It's still

2:51:172:51:23

advantage GB here with a tap to lie

as many as three, maybe less. It's

2:51:232:51:32

been a perfect start for Thomas

Muirhead.

He's just looking like tap

2:51:322:51:41

back way. Wanted to come past that.

, top red.

2:51:412:51:55

It's a reasonable setup.

Good just

turned into not bad! Still moves the

2:51:562:52:07

red stone back at least, looks like

Team GB only lying one there at the

2:52:072:52:13

moment.

To be fed Thomas asked for a

background wait, I am not sure that

2:52:132:52:18

was enough to have the momentum to

move it. Didn't fully get the face

2:52:182:52:21

of it.

2:52:212:52:26

So, Italy going to try to run the

red back into the yellow.

A few

2:52:322:52:40

yellow GB stones starting to kick

around the house, though, and they

2:52:402:52:43

will be trying desperately to drink

their way into scoring positions.

2:52:432:52:49

Joel Retornaz were the really

important shot here, trying to drive

2:52:492:52:54

this stone back to stick it on the

yellow. Well done by the Italian.

2:52:542:53:06

Joel had a bit of a sabbatical for a

few years, wasn't seen around the

2:53:072:53:18

world, but made a return a few years

ago with this young team

2:53:182:53:27

ago with this young team skipped by

Amos Mosaner.

In order to get them

2:53:292:53:35

back, they had to make sure they

don't jam any stones.

2:53:352:53:46

How have they all come to rest? Well

opened up. Does get rid of a couple

2:53:462:53:55

of friends, but just locking on that

back read. -- a couple of reds. How

2:53:552:54:03

are we lying? Looks like Italy line

first shot and GB lying second and

2:54:032:54:08

third.

2:54:082:54:11

That red looking a little bit lonely

in there at the moment.

It is, and

2:54:152:54:21

it's also at the back of the house,

so Italy have to be careful here.

2:54:212:54:29

I'm not sure if they're going to go

one to the other side... Yes. Line

2:54:292:54:37

two.

Famous Mosaner, only 75%. --

famous Mosaner.

2:54:372:54:52

Slightly losing line there but they

might have a lucky nick, and they

2:54:552:55:00

did, they caught a little lucky nick

of their own red just to put it back

2:55:002:55:03

on the face of the yellow, so Italy

lie two here. One right on the

2:55:032:55:10

T-line, the other behind the T-line.

Great Britain will have two coming

2:55:102:55:15

on the left hand side here, the

horizontal line we see across the

2:55:152:55:24

centre of the house.

2:55:242:55:29

centre of the house.

It's either top

four Colback four.

The Italian coach

2:55:322:55:38

should know this. Kyle Smith has

been a few years nurturing

2:55:382:55:48

been a few years nurturing them. The

coach for the

2:55:492:56:01

coach for the British team, Soren

Gran. Kyle Smith's first stone of

2:56:012:56:07

the end. Round the corner guard.

2:56:072:56:14

the end. Round the corner guard. The

sweepers are going coast-to-coast on

2:56:152:56:17

this one, but it looks like it's

going to come up way short here for

2:56:172:56:21

Team GB. A really poor draw there by

Kyle Smith, and I think Italy fully

2:56:212:56:32

off the hook now, in amend that

looked so promising for a while.

2:56:322:56:36

Great setup there but of course you

have to be able to finishing it off.

2:56:362:56:40

You heard Kyle Smith say back four

or top four, he didn't want to come

2:56:402:56:49

too far back. So in the end it could

have been the possibility of a two

2:56:492:56:58

for us, looking a bit difficult at

the moment.

2:56:582:57:05

Where are they looking to drop this

one, Jackie?

I think they are

2:57:092:57:17

probably going to just sit it right

in the centre.

2:57:172:57:25

They don't want to come too far in,

though. They want to try to force

2:57:262:57:32

Kyle Waddell to have to draw rather

than hit, Kyle Smith, sorry.

Too

2:57:322:57:44

many Kyles!

Yes!

The teams may be

struggling so far with the speed,

2:57:462:57:54

the Stone running slower and curling

a little more than we have seen in

2:57:542:57:59

previous draws.

For sure, because

that is a long way short, both Kyles

2:57:592:58:05

and Billy Moss -- Amos is there.

Well, at the moment, Team GB lying

2:58:052:58:19

in a couple of red stone is against

them, no opportunity here for a

2:58:192:58:26

score, but GB have done some good

work here in the early stages, and

2:58:262:58:30

they will want to restore that two

shot lead they earned in the first

2:58:302:58:36

end. A good draw required here Ford

Kyle Smith, though, seems to be

2:58:362:58:43

pretty much touching the forefoot.

Well, hopefully they are not heavy.

2:58:432:58:55

Looks like I have this one all under

control. -- they have this one. Have

2:58:552:59:03

they got it under control? They

have. Down into the full fifth

2:59:032:59:09

Circle to score one -- the forefoot

circle. And with that lovely draw

2:59:092:59:15

there by Kyle Smith, good correction

after the first one, after four

2:59:152:59:21

ends, it is GB 3-1 Italy.

2:59:212:59:27

STUDIO: Good start for the British

man, 3-1 they lead, we will be back

2:59:282:59:33

there shortly, what were you saying,

good not to know too much.

Or

2:59:332:59:40

anything at all!

What is the

sweatiest discipline in the

2:59:402:59:44

Olympics?

Biathlon, they lose 2.3

litres, that is suffering to the

2:59:442:59:50

maximum.

Talking of biathlon, an

amazing story in the 15 K mass

2:59:502:59:56

start, and I want you to see this

start, they all start, 30

2:59:563:00:02

biathletes, look at the one in the

middle who in a photo finish four

3:00:023:00:09

yet record the same time as another

one whom they gave the gold medal.

3:00:093:00:16

Could he win his fourth overall

Olympic gold medal? Let's join Rob

3:00:163:00:19

Walker.

3:00:193:00:21

Olympic gold medal? Let's join Rob

Walker. COMMENTATOR: 1500 metres to

3:00:213:00:25

go, still nothing to separate these

men but which one is hurting the

3:00:253:00:27

most? Who is going to start settling

for silver first, who is driven on

3:00:273:00:34

by a relentless direful massive

burst of acceleration by Eric

3:00:343:00:46

Lessor, and Dial is suddenly finding

himself in contention. A couple of

3:00:463:00:52

metres opening up. Lesser inferred,

Svensson in fourth, Doll in fifth.

3:00:523:01:09

Here we go. Martin Fourcade and

Simon Schemp preparing themselves

3:01:283:01:37

for the final assault. One more lung

bursting push for the line. What

3:01:373:01:45

about the battle for bronze. Three

of them still there.

3:01:453:01:56

of them still there. Look at this

from Emil Hegle Svendsen. The

3:01:563:01:58

defending champion wants it. He is

desperate for another winter Olympic

3:01:583:02:02

medal. He hasn't produced his best

so far. But this is the closest he

3:02:023:02:07

has come to the podium in these

games. Now, this is what world-class

3:02:073:02:15

sport is all about. If you are

watching a buy off-line for the

3:02:153:02:19

first time, it doesn't matter. Who

has got the heart, who has got the

3:02:193:02:23

drive, who has got the desire, who

has got the belief to see a moment

3:02:233:02:28

that will go down in history?

3:02:283:02:33

Martin Fourcade, the multiple winter

Olympic champion, this will be the

3:02:333:02:39

biggest moment in Schemp's live, but

ten one is driving. Schemp tried to

3:02:393:02:45

come on the right-hand side. So

close, shoulder to shoulder, eyeball

3:02:453:02:49

to eyeball. Goodness me, it is a

photo! Martin Fourcade must think he

3:02:493:02:55

lost it on the line. Emil Hegle

Svendsen, has he got the bronze, the

3:02:553:03:01

defending jumping? Yes, he has. Emil

Hegle Svendsen is on the podium

3:03:013:03:07

again. Fourcade is shaking his head.

As Simon Schemp relegated Martin

3:03:073:03:12

Fourcade down to silver medal for

the third successive time in these

3:03:123:03:15

games?

3:03:153:03:21

games? Fourcade has been given it.

Silver in bank Uber, silver in

3:03:213:03:25

Sochi, is it gold for Martin

Fourcade? It might be.

3:03:253:03:32

CLARE BALDING: It is gold for Martin

Fourcade, the lunch borderline, the

3:03:323:03:36

photo finish four years ago, they

recorded exactly the same time. --

3:03:363:03:43

the lunge for the line. Martin

Fourcade has become the first French

3:03:433:03:50

athlete to win four Winter Olympics

olds, -- olds. You can see his boot

3:03:503:04:01

is just ahead. Schemp gets the

silver medal, despite having the

3:04:013:04:07

same time. The photo finish showing.

35mm of sweat and shooting with

3:04:073:04:14

accuracy, and more sweat. Your lungs

are bust, and you get a finish like

3:04:143:04:19

that.

What was it that Christopher

Dean loves, squeezing or sucking on

3:04:193:04:25

a? That is sucking on air. Someone

next to you pushing for the line. It

3:04:253:04:28

is a mad start and a mad finish.

This time he came out on top. His

3:04:283:04:36

reaction was interesting, he didn't

believe he did enough. Maybe he was

3:04:363:04:39

gutted that he had to wait for a

photo finish, because it must be the

3:04:393:04:43

worst. Your heart rate is matter,

and you want to pass out and you

3:04:433:04:46

don't know if you have won.

I want

to see the finish again. He is

3:04:463:04:52

thinking, why is there someone

alongside me again?? I have lost

3:04:523:04:55

that! But Fourcade on the far side,

Schemp this site. That is brilliant.

3:04:553:05:03

They look like they are crossing

together, he manages to get the

3:05:033:05:07

timing perfect like a sprint finish.

Those skis, it looks difficult, your

3:05:073:05:13

heel is lifting off them. It looks

quite a difficult thing to lunge.

3:05:133:05:18

And because the skis, you can only

do that on the line. Anywhere

3:05:183:05:23

earlier, they would fall over. It is

not the fastest way. That is what

3:05:233:05:27

Elise Christie is good at, a lunge

across the line in terms of her

3:05:273:05:33

biomechanics.

News from Elise is

more positive, she posted a picture

3:05:333:05:36

of herself on a bike getting back in

training, hoping to prepare for

3:05:363:05:40

Tuesday. That will be the heats of

the 1000 metres after recovering

3:05:403:05:45

from tissue injuries in the 1500.

Back to the curling, into the fifth

3:05:453:05:52

end, Great Britain leading 3-1

against Italy and Logan and Jackie

3:05:523:05:56

are waiting for us.

3:05:563:06:01

COMMENTATOR: Not too much happening

in this fifth end. Just trading Tate

3:06:013:06:06

Alps, really. Both teams are happy

for this end to be blanked. It be

3:06:063:06:13

looking to carry the last one into

the sixth end. GB happy to put

3:06:133:06:18

another end in the books as Italy

hit some rolls out of the house. A

3:06:183:06:23

rare draw here coming from Carol

Smith.

3:06:233:06:34

Obviously, Italy and Joel Retornaz.

They instigated it. They could

3:06:403:06:52

easily have put a corner on and had

another end, but I'm not actually

3:06:523:06:56

sure if they want to convert a

hammer and take it into the sixth.

3:06:563:07:02

They go off after the fifth end,

regroup and come out after the six

3:07:023:07:06

to pick up with two, take a score of

two at the even end.

3:07:063:07:16

The hogged rock split time saying

13.8 seconds -- Hogg to Hogg will

3:07:163:07:31

Logan, as you said, this will help

with their time clocks when they

3:07:323:07:36

move into the latter half, the last

five ends.

Plenty of time on the

3:07:363:07:42

clocks.

It has been quite a quick game

3:07:423:07:44

already, hasn't it.

Yeah.

Italy

sitting on around 26 winners, GB on

3:07:443:07:52

23 and a half, as they make a nice

hit and stick. One stone to come

3:07:523:07:57

here in the fifth end, Kyle Smith

with the last stone. Looking to hit

3:07:573:08:05

a stick around here. Sorry, my

mistake, Italy have the last stone.

3:08:053:08:11

It was hiding behind the bumpers

down there. Two to come. Kayal the

3:08:113:08:16

king for a hit and stick. Italy

trying to retain the last one, as we

3:08:163:08:22

were saying.

3:08:223:08:24

They need this one, hanging a little

bit high at the moment, but coming

3:08:313:08:39

down nicely. Next to hit the stick.

And we did see a the stake from Amos

3:08:393:08:47

Mosaner a couple of ends ago when

they were forced to take one.

3:08:473:08:52

Wouldn't it be cruel for Italy if

they played this whole and to run it

3:08:553:08:59

out and blanket, and he hit it on

the nose. It doesn't look like that

3:08:593:09:02

is go do happen. A hit and roll out,

blank end.

There we have it,

3:09:023:09:08

everybody wanted a blank end and

everybody got a blank end here in

3:09:083:09:12

the fifth. At the half-time

interval, GB 3-1 Italy.

3:09:123:09:20

Five end Raw played here. The teams

take a five-minute break and GB will

3:09:293:09:35

lead 3-1 when we return for the

sixth end.

3:09:353:09:38

Coverage of that continuing through

on the red button. We will switch at

3:09:413:09:46

12:15 to BBC One. We will rejoin the

curling and bring you up-to-date

3:09:463:09:50

with the Bobsleigh second runs to

come. The two man bobsleigh, they

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went well. They were down the

sliding cars in second position,

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which is really good, because they

get fresh eyes. Nicky Minichiello,

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who herself competed in the

bobsleigh at the Olympics and was a

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world Champion. Brad Hall here with

Joel Fearon. You were saying what a

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good slide this was.

This is one of

the runs of his life here. The start

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is great. Joel is fast, Brad is

fast, real athletes. Four man, he

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has been doing well this season, but

the two man he has struggled with

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and he has put it together now.

I

love the new graphic for the Kyle

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that they didn't have

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that they didn't have. It shows us

where they are. -- new graphic for

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the bob.

We are coming out of nine

and the bottom of the track, the

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section uphill, they carry through

to those corners. You can see there,

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the section, 9-12, so many athletes

have trouble through there and this

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was a phenomenal run. Just the

uphill bid, does it affect it a lot

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because the Temm to is heavier? You

can't make mistakes going into the

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top section, the speed trap is

before the uphill section,

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realistically everyone is weighted

the same, but if you made a mistake

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through there, it will be

exponential, the impact.

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It will really slow you down. We saw

in luge and skeleton, they don't

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have the velocity.

49.37 was the

time for the GB two man bob. The

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fastest time set by Latvia, 49.0

nine. Not far behind. Let's look at

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the standings now that all of the

teams have

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the standings now that all of the

teams have gone down. You will see

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that Brad Hall and Great Britain in

seventh place, so 0.09 behind. The

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pilot gets the name check. Joel

Fearon doesn't get his name on

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there.

That is harsh. It is.

Unfortunately, that is one of the

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bugbears that the brakes on doesn't

get the

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bugbears that the brakes on doesn't

get the glory.

A lot of people have

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been asking, what does the second

guy do. He pushes at the beginning

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and jumped in, is that dog over.

No,

the best teams come together with

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the pilot. You can affect the

steering, you don't have hold of the

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ropes, but like a motorbike

passenger, you have do lean with the

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corners and keep the velocity going.

If one person is going one way and

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bashing around in the sled, it will

slow you down.

And you have do train

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together and motivate your pilot.

Absolutely. Also, data recall. For

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me, if I drive a sled, it is so

fast. You get to the bottom, you

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can't always recall, was I slightly

high or lake here or there? What

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mistakes did I make? Your brakes man

can give you feedback.

You are

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reliant on the team around you to

get it right. Look around, Canada on

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the start line, this will show you

clearly that, at the front of the

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block, you have these

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clearly that, at the front of the

block, you have these throngs. He is

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putting it in, they stick out. If we

show you Croatia, you can see the

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prongs sticking out, and they forget

to push them in.

They do, it is the

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height of the moment, the Olympics,

you have the TV and the spectators.

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The coach there, he is very

experienced, he has been sliding for

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so many years, but at the last

moment, the prongs are what we used

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to move the

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moment, the prongs are what we used

to move the sled around.

That means

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they have got

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to move the sled around.

That means

they have got most earring.

To move

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it before they get in. It is like a

go-kart, they have access to the

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front axel to pull left and right.

Before the pilot gets in, that is

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how the sled is lifted and moved.

It

affects the aerodynamics of it.

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Absolutely. I remember the time in

the winter that we did, landing on

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the front of the sled, a slight Mark

it could make will impact on the

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airflow, it will Cynthia turbulent

and that will have an impact.

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Fascinating stuff, I love the Winter

Olympics.

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We are heading over to BBC One in

just the next couple of seconds, we

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are back with curling and more

bobsleigh, so join us there.

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Clare Balding presents live coverage from the 2018 Winter Olympics. The action includes men's ice hockey, where the Czech Republic face Switzerland. Britain's men are back in curling action, playing Italy. There is gold on offer in the women's 500m speedskating, while precision and endurance are the name of the game when the men's 15km biathlon gets under way. And prepare for some breathtaking acrobatics in the men's freestyle skiing aerials.