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Great Britain 's Izzy Atkin takes
Elise Christie has
crashed yet again and she ends up in
a distraught heap on the floor.
Laura Deas has done all she can.
Lizzy Yarnold wins gold again! Laura
Deas has won bronze as well!
Deas has won bronze as well!
we have always caught our breath
after that incredible day yesterday.
There is no rest at the Winter
Olympics. We are right back into it.
Good morning from the balcony where
it is another beautiful day in Peel
Chang and if the last eight days are
anything to go by, we are in for
another nail-biting day of sporting
drama. Here is what is coming up in
the next few hours. Eve Muirhead 's
team have a tough task ahead of them
They take on an unbeaten
Can the great Marcel Hirscher
grab his second gold of the Games?
He goes in the spectacular
Men's Giant Slalom.
We'll be back on the rink
for more Ice Hockey.
A win for the Czech Republic over
the Swiss will see them
through to the semifinals.
And we'll reflect on an amazing day
for Team GB, we'll have a trio
of medal-carrying talent with us
on the balcony this morning.
If you were watching on BBC One you
will have seen the great British
women are in curling action against
Sweden and we will head straight
there. We also have giant slalom for
the men with martial inertia going
for a second goal syrup Young Chang
Ko. Then there's the ice hockey
deceive the Czech Republic or
Switzerland can make it through to
the quarterfinals and we will
reflect on what was a incredible day
in British Winter Olympic history.
Our first medal on skis and our
first athlete to defend their
Olympic title in first in Britain
have won two medals in the same
event and the first time they have
won three Olympic medals on the same
day. It was absolutely breathless
stuff. We will have all three
medallists from yesterday on the
balcony today so if you have any
questions for Izzy Atkin, Lizzie
Yarnold or Laura Deas, get them in
using our hash tag. If you were
watching on BBC One, the GB women
curling action. They had three wins
and two defeats on the way into this
one. It is against Sweden who are
unbeaten here in Pyeongchang and
have picked up two golds and a
silver in the last three Winter
Olympics. A really tough test for
Eve Muirhead and her rink and it
hasn't started particularly well for
the Brits. They are trailing, so let
us ahead to the Ice Arena and join
our commentary team for the
our commentary team for the
remainder of that match, it is
Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram. If
you joined us a few minutes ago it
was 3-0 to Sweden but they picked up
two in that fourth end. It was an
opportunity that even had to make a
double takeout. She was left the
option of the shot by Anna Hassall
baulk and it looked as though we
might only have the chance to get
one but it was a great shot from Eve
Muirhead which was good because she
had just missed a double takeout and
that was why Switzerland picked up a
point. That will have given it a lot
Yes, she just missed
a double on the other end so to make
that and lie in two that will have
raced her confidence. A really great
performance there from Eve because
she played two really good stones in
the last end to pick up her to
because they were looking at a
dangerous situation, albeit the
Swedish stones were all at the back
of the house and they made good use
of the red stones and they did just
This was always going to be a
tough match with Sweden in such good
form, winning their first four
matches and they started this match
just like that.
just like that. Eve Muirhead getting
Britain back in this match. So
important to do. They just have to
get past the centre line and Sweden
have the hammer. Lauren Gray as the
She needed to be a little bit
closer to the house. Halfway would
have been good. It is a very high
God. She will need to keep her head
in the game. We got two and it would
be nice to force the one there.
be nice to force the one there.
have had three very close matches,
the Swedish team, they won won
comfortably and they had two that
went to an extra end. Their last
three matches have only had one shot
in it at the end. They are four and
zero but it has not been easy.
of these games were ever going to be
easy but it is all about who has the
patience and who is holding their
nerve and who can hold it right to
the last end because it can often
come to that last stone of that last
These four pretty much live and
train together up in Stirling and
this Olympic Games, although the
other championships they won gold in
December and they beat Sweden.
beat this team so they know each
other's game very well and this year
alone I think they have played
against each other five times and
Eve is winning these three and Anna
Hasselborg has 12-macro.
Hasselborg has 12-macro.
a full house with career playing.
There is a lot of support for them
said there could be some cheers at
odd times as we watch this match and
concentrate on this one. Korea are
playing China over on the far side
and Canada have a crunch match
against Switzerland. A crunch match
for both of those teams really. This
one is building nicely for Sweden.
Vicki said there that she prefers
the draw because she knows what the
weight is. She is going to try and
come on top of this Swedish stones.
It can come in there and just sit on
top of it. Three would be a nice
If you are just getting up to
this on a Sunday morning,
approaching the halfway point in
this match. This one just needs to
get around that front guard. It is a
long way out there, they will have
to sweep this a lot of it is to get
close here. A lot of work to do and
malign was good. They worked really
hard, really hard. Good try. The
second shot is right in line so they
will take that guard away. The team
with the hammer likes to have a nice
clear look at the house if they can.
Yes, the girls did a really good job
getting that one in for the second
We are going to see Great Britain
continued to put on some sort of
. With that red is still
there it is tricky for Sweden so Eve
Muirhead once Anna Sloan to almost
replace the position in terms of on
the line that that previous guard
was that, much closer to the house.
You can hear they are shouting
three, that means it is closer to
the house. It just over curls but
had to. Just over that line. That
will mean that we can see that.
Anna Hasselborg just looking at the
angle here and which one she could
it which one she can go for.
it which one she can go for. She
will not want to jam anything here.
This is the weight... She's playing
with a bit more weight there.
think she is actually going for the
shot in the house and she just wants
to chip it out and that is exactly
what she is done.
I thought it might
catch the front guard there. I
thought she was going to chip it out
and I didn't know she would play it
with as much weight as that.
Confidently done and expertly done.
She has been superb so far. She has
had a great game so far.
sitting in 97% at the moment.
was a good junior player. The sister
was skip to her first when her
sister moved out of the junior ranks
and she was a skip as a junior. She
played vice skipper and she is
probably yes future skip although
she is only two years younger than
Anna. When she is playing as well as
that... Can McRae needs to catch a
little bit just to take the weight
off it. We are going to leave that
Yes, just that
difference I was speaking about
earlier, that little delicate
precision weights that you
definitely need to lead them a
little lighter and let your sweepers
stake the mean for you. The bounds
there has left us out in the open.
You limit them to one, fair enough
at the halfway point if you are two
down, you can easily pick up two at
the next but three down, it is a
long way to go. The Swedish team is
playing very well. Just catch is
that one a little flush and you
wanted to roll in the little. There
is a chance there. Is still a chance
here for evil to maybe lift a couple
and roll across. She really has no
other option here. She has to clear
something out of the house, damage
limitation at the moment.
She had a nice double takeout to
pick up two in the previous end. She
played two previous shots on
previous to that, when Sweden stole
one, it was still a good shot from
Eve Muirhead. She could do this by
anymore. Just maybe half a
Eve is actually trying
to lift three of these Swedish
yellow stone is out of the house.
possible she is trying to sit and it
looks narrow. She caught it a little
It has jammed right in a
narrow position for Sweden.
still have three there.
still have three there. Eve needs to
be really careful here. Really
careful. We are only in the fifth
and butter pure shot -- a poor shot
from Eve Muirhead and we could be in
Sweden also have to be careful where
they put this stone here because Eve
were at the possibility of a draw
around and behind them but that is a
big call for her because she will
be, when she comes to play, facing
four I should think yellow stones
from Sweden here. They are not
lifting the pressure at all.
So, Anna Hasselborg with a great
opportunity here. Look at that. A
take out is 100% and a draw is 94%.
Just to give you an indication. The
third and fourth for Sweden have not
missed a thing. Eve Muirhead is
going to be facing a situation here
with Sweden with four in there.
stone is a little heavy but they are
happy to take it to the very back.
Keep going, it might go out. It is
going to just hang on at the back.
Just. They must be worried for a
Yes, they were, they
slightly over three that but the
girls who were sweeping called on
very quickly and decided it was much
safer for them to have it right at
the back and if they had left in the
back four it was something for Eve
to freeze too. Even although Sweden
have made an error with that shot,
Eve still has only, I think, a draw
They have four in the house. We have
one more stone left. They have got
another stone. If Eve gets this very
wrong, you could face five.
So Eve is going to come down the
same side is that stone from
Hasselborg, but needs to be much
They really need to
be behind the yellow stone of
This needs to be a doozy.
This is an important shot.
This is an important shot. Where are
not hearing anything.
Eve is not
That's a great shot. It is tucked in
behind those two stones, one in
front, one of the top of the four
foot. But she has just seen the line
and she needs to make this.
a well swept stone. I was worried
when I didn't hear the girls
Now, it depends how greedy she gets
here. It has to be moved first of
all. She can't do anything else. It
is not easy to move it from anything
in front. It's too risky. So she is
taking a little bit less ice there.
She will have to connect with it to
move it back. Even if it's only a
two here for Sweden, it increases
their lead. First and foremost, she
has to connect with the stones.
still has the chance of a four.
If she gets rid of it completely,
that might be the match. It would be
7-2. She has changed her mind.
she going to chip that out?
little look from the team watching.
This is a brave shot.
They can see
the line better than us, but this is
a brave call.
I think she is
thinking, if we get this out, it is
match over at 7-2. A massive core
here from Anna Hasselborg, the
Swedish skip, looking to catch the
thinnest of edge of this British
stone. She has to miss her own and
catch the red. And she has missed.
Well! Get out of jail, Great
Britain. What a shot from Eve
Muirhead. She asked the question,
and Anna Hasselborg walked into
that, I wouldn't say it was a trap,
but she missed the chance to pick up
four. It was a risky shots, but it
means that at the halfway point, we
are tied 3-3 after five ends. If you
had told me that 60 seconds ago, I
would have laughed at you.
a real get out of jail free card.
That is a great result in the end
for Great Britain. That is the
halfway point. It is all tied up.
STUDIO: A great fightback from Eve
Muirhead in her rink to take it to
3-3 at the end of the fifth end.
They go for a short break now, so we
are going to stay on the ice because
in amongst the joy of yesterday,
there was agony in more ways than
one for Elise Christie. Not only did
she get penalised as she crashed out
of the 1500m in the short track, but
she also injured herself. She was
stretchered off the ice and taken to
hospital. Luckily, the broken bones
for Elise Christie and she has
released pictures on social media of
her sporting some new footwear.
Hopefully, that will do the job and
she can be back on the ice for the
1000m, which is her favoured race.
That starts on Tuesday. We wish her
all the best in her recovery. After
the drama of the sliding centre
yesterday, the Brits are back on the
ice today. It is the start of the
two-man bob. Britain is piloted by
Brad Hall. They have had an
indifferent start to the training
run, which is pretty much a
reflection of Britain's history in
the Winter Olympics in the two-man
bob. The last gold medal came way
back in 1964. This is a little look
back through the Winter Olympics
Tony Nash and Robin Dixon.
I was an athlete once.
I was an athlete once. In those
days, particularly, I had supreme
self-confidence. Nothing was going
to happen to Dixon bummer he was all
I loved the speed, yes.
This is a
really fast run by the Britons.
was 54 years ago, blimey. Am I the
-- am I that old? The
partnership of Tony Nash and Robin
Dixon was built on speed. They were
to become Britain's only gold
medallists in bobsleigh, but the
path to the top of the podium wasn't
I wasn't scared about it at
all. It wasn't fast enough to be
that scared. I used to check our
sled. I would go up with the sled to
the start. I had this thing turned
over and was looking at it and I
knew that one of the polls had
broken. That landed us in trouble.
The problem was, with the number of
people about, we couldn't get to
another poll. But in the course of
talking about it, the Italian said,
send someone down to the bottom.
After I had done my run, I will take
the bolt out and you can take it to
The people who could help
us out people we were most likely to
beat, and knew it.
But it was the
gesture of Monte and comradeship and
sportsmanship, of taking his bolt
out and been prepared to lend it to
a serious competitor.
I'm ashamed to
say that I would have done something
Despite the drama, Nash
and Dixon ended day one in the lead.
But overnight, the weather changed
and the pair found themselves
slipping down the rankings.
run we did was the slowest of the
four runs we did. When we got to the
bottom, we thought, we will be in
After the race was
apparently over, Tony and I were
having a coffee in the restaurant at
the bottom of the run and a number
of our colleagues and friends said,
what are you two BLEEP doing here?
You have won this race! Get out
They could tell at the
halfway mark whether we were in
first or second
first or second or third by the
Times of the people behind us. When
they came down slower, we knew we
had a medal and then Monte, 11 times
world champion, couldn't beat us. So
we knew from then on, and the party
What was it like for you to
look at the Union Jack?
It was the
fulfilment of an enormous ambition
and no doubt the proudest moment of
That didn't go up very
often in the Winter Olympics, and it
went up for us. It was quite a
moment. And you have worked over the
years to get there and you can't
take that away.
It took us about 50
years to get the first one, so I
don't know how long it will take to
get the second one.
I love those old
archive pictures of the bobsleigh.
Team GB will get their two-man bob
under way today. The first one is at
11.05 today. The final runs will be
tomorrow. We are going to head back
to the curling, but if you fancy
watching the men's cross-country
relay, that will be on the red
button. Sweden are the two-time
defending champions. But stick with
us if you want to see what is
happening in the curling, because
Team GB's women have had an amazing
fightback over the first half of
this match against one of the big
favourites, Sweden, so let's head
back and see if they can see out
this match with Jackie Lockhart and
Yes, it's an exciting match. It is
on a knife edge here, Great Britain
with a steel. They are in the fifth,
which was handed to them by Anna
Hasselborg. She went to try and
catch the red stone that was the
scene there. They could have picked
up four, but they missed and Britain
got the steal. It was a nice shots
from Eve Muirhead to create that
situation the end before that. It
has been a good comeback. The
Swedish team are playing very well,
so I think the beer halfway point
level, Sweden with the hammer in the
sixth, but they have it all to play
They are really going to have
to step up the next five ends. We
have been facing a lot of yellow
Swedish stones out there, but even
has pulled -- Eve has pulled the
girls out of the bag a couple of
Just a quick update
elsewhere. There could be handshakes
early in the match between Korea and
China. Korea are red hot at the
moment. They are 10-2 up after five
ends over China. You can't shake
after six ends, so that might not go
much further. China have the hammer
in the sixth end. And at the halfway
point in the match between Canada
and Switzerland, who are way down
the table compared to where they
would expect to be, that is tied. It
So there are nine matches, ten teams
in all in the competition. The top
four ranked teams go into the
semifinal. That ranking is based on
your win loss record. If you have a
record and more than two teams are
tied, the results in the round robin
then come into play, as well as the
last stone draws, the draw they make
before they start each end to
determine who has the hammer. If
there are teams tied for the final
spot when they do the rankings,
there will be a tie-break match to
break the tie.
break the tie. Jackie, six wins will
pretty much get you into the
semifinals. Five wins maiden
pretty much get you into the
semifinals. Five wins maiden. It can
knock you out as well, but you would
have a chance of either qualifying
or at least being in the tie-break.
Great Britain have lost a couple of
matches they would have expected to
win in the first five, so they have
three wins, two losses. So this
match is crucial. More so for Great
Britain and Sweden.
Britain and Sweden. Vicki Adams and
Anna Sloan have to help Eve Muirhead
Yeah, we have started this
end a lot stronger. Sweden, of
course, with the hammer now, but not
lying quite as well as they were in
the last end.
They started the last
end really well. They always had two
or three in the house. Without any
British stones in there. They are
just getting rid of the centre
Agnes Knochenhauer is playing
second. Anna Sloan actually played a
couple of nice shots in the previous
end to try and help out. It seems
that even when Britain have played a
good shot it is matched or bettered
Little bit higher here.
It is coming. I thought it might jam
on the back one but it was well
Sara McManus hasn't
missed anything really. It is just a
couple of errant shots from the skip
over the last couple of ends that
has allowed Britain to get
themselves back in it. Take outs
100% Sara McManus. Looking for a
double takeout here.
double takeout here.
She is going to
keep her record at the moment.
has been marvellous, really good.
Sweden with this great record at the
Olympic Games. They have had two
gold medals in silver last time with
a different team and then team here.
One of the medal favourites. It has
to be said, along with Great
Britain. Let us not forget that. It
is not as though these teams are
considerably better than us. Great
Britain are definitely one of the
favourites here, bronze last time
around. Anna Sloan, that was almost
right. It rolled a little further
than she wanted.
Yes, she wanted to
get that on the nose and get the
separation there but she was a
little light. She got an edge and it
rolled across so this is an
opportunity now for Sweden to coming
to these stones, sit high of them,
and use them as protection.
I think from this point in, don't
give away two or three, or three or
anything silly, keep close to Sweden
here. When you get the last two or
three ends anything can happen.
is another nice shot there from Sara
. Can't see anything, I don't think.
She is just asking whether she can
see that stone. Just wondering
whether she might be able to pick
it. It is going to be a tight shot.
I don't think so.
These are the
shots you have got to make if you
want to pick up your two. Great
Britain are now going to try and
drive that yellow across the face of
it and threw between the two read
some roll out the other yellow to
the other side.
Eve Muirhead has
made some really good shots over the
last couple of ends. So unlucky back
in the third end. She is watching
this intently and they won't be too
far away, this one. What a shot. A
wonderful shot from Eve Muirhead. It
looks good all the way down and that
has ended up brilliantly... In a
brilliant position there. The two
stone still sitting there and it
squeezed the Swedish stone through
the gap and just caught enough of it
and the British stone sitting out
front as well. All of that helps.
Two stone is left for Sweden,
however Eve Muirhead still has one
to come as well.
She has been
playing, the last few shots she has
played very well. She is making
every shot at the moment.
You see on
the team stats that certainly on the
draw is that Sweden are doing much
better than Great Britain. I think
that is more when there was two or
three early on from Vicky and Anna
and Eve missed one early on. These
stats won't matter so much if this
score stays in Britain 's favour.
Well, ends up in Britain 's favour,
we won't worry about how the stats
look. It won't change the match.
Anna Hasselborg is testing her draw
weight here. Broome
they where we
want any bounce here, just sit on
That just knocks the British
It is a nice attempt
but he's still have the opportunity
here of catching the right-hand side
of it as we see it and chipping it
If they give up the one here or
you would probably look at the
situation you were in three ends ago
and say you have the hammer back and
we are one behind. It would be a
testimony to how well they have
played in the last few ends,
certainly for Eve Muirhead. However,
she has to make this.
she has to make this. She looks a
little worried this time. Too late
to sweep. She has done well. Done
very well indeed, Eve Muirhead. She
played some nice shots. Robredo last
five or six stones have been
excellent so Eve Muirhead leaving no
option there. If she can blank this,
of course. She certainly could take
one if she wanted but stopping them
scoring two was the first job.
was, and that was a really good end
there from Great Britain.
there from Great Britain.
doesn't get this right she could jam
this. There was a red sitting there
just at the back.
She is just going
to play a draw.
I wondered if they
would be thinking about that read at
the back. Tier I wondered if she
might try and chip it out and go for
a blank end but it was really too
difficult so she has just chosen to
do the right thing and draw it for
our one. So, Sweden leave -- lead is
now, 4-3, however, that is almost a
mod or a victory for Great Britain
there, they have clawed their way
back into this, they will have the
hammer in the next end and there is
only one shot if it and Sweden are
leading it so it will be a really
tight affair you get the feeling
between now and the 10 cents. After
six Great Britain Trail by one.
I can tell you that over on sheet D,
this matches being played on Bay. No
worries on sheet a today. Always
there are some teams that are not
playing in the Round Robin scenario.
There are ten teams. Korea are 10-2
up against China. After six ends
China can decide to walk off if they
want to. They do have the hammer in
the sick so we will see how that is
progressing. It is still 4-4 in the
sixth end between Canada and
Switzerland. This is Sofia Mabergs.
She is the lead for Sweden. We
haven't talked about her because all
the action has been at the backend,
if you like, at each end but it is
important that the lead also sets it
You never quite know what even
thinking, do you? She has learned to
try and control those emotions that
were so prevalent in her early
career. She has been in this
situation, of course, it is her
third Olympics, multiple World
Championships and European
Championships, not to mention the
tour. She has been under the
spotlight for so much of her career.
Yes, and I think they have brought
in a sports psychologist to use in
the last couple of years and I think
that is probably one of the things
that she has done. She has said that
sometimes out on the ice you wear
your heart on your sleeve and you
can show your emotions and as much
as you don't want to lose the
aggression and the emotion that you
have got, it is how you control it
and manage it and I definitely see a
more professional side of her. She
showed a little bit of it yesterday
but today, this game could have been
way different to 4-3 at the moment
if Sweden had made a couple of their
shots, and I am sure Eve was feeling
they were not quite in it but they
are in it and she has changed
attitude and they are going to keep
With the hammer here
they obviously still need to
concentrate, like you said, even
though you think you have done well,
you can't think about that and you
are still up against and you are one
down and you have the hammer in the
odd ends and they have the mini even
ends and that is never the best
position to be in. It may well
change, of course. A nice hit and
roll played by Sofia Mabergs. Lauren
Gray is trying to follow here.
has to get past that top guard.
saying they are past it, keep on it
and they did. Nicely done.
and they did. Nicely done. China
actually picked up two in that six,
then, so they decided that gave them
enough encouragement to keep going
so 10- for that match. We would have
known if it had ended because the
cheers would have been ringing
around the arena here. Doing a quick
estimate we reckon more than 50,000
people have watched curling so far
at the Winter Olympics here in this
arena, the Guiyang curling arena and
we still have a few days to go.
have been very lucky to have great
crowds here in the Ice Arena, at the
curling rink. It certainly adds to
the atmosphere. The players also
like the full arenas and the
atmosphere around about them.
Yesterday there was a chance going,
which is good. I know it is not
normal in curling unnecessarily. You
played a lot in Canada where they
are a bit more boisterous but it is
usually quite polite and calm.
not sure that the crowds who
actually curlers themselves so there
are or to cheers at the wrong time
but they have actually been very
respectful of the players down on
the ice. The girls, Vicky, deciding
to change their minds here and clear
the guard. I think this is a really
good call because at the end of the
day that God will be the one that is
a danger to them, especially when
they have got the hammer.
They just caught it. Nicely done by
Vicki Adams. If you are just getting
up on a Sunday morning, it is
Sunday, isn't it? Just checking!
I think it is, yes.
Everyday is a Saturday
at the moment expect
what about a
day to start your Saturday than a
bit of -- Sunday than a bit of
curling. Ease yourself into the day.
Hopefully this British team will get
the victory here against Sweden. The
men had a great battle against
Sweden, didn't they, in their Round
Robin. To be fair the Swedish
Robin. To be fair the Swedish men's
team is doing incredibly well.
they are outstanding.
I was reading
the Anna Hasselborg made her
international debut in the European
mixed event back in 2008 with
It wasn't mixed
doubles, it was the open mixed
I think also Anna
Hasselborg in Eve Muirhead met way
back in 2009 in the junior event so
they have played against each other
for a very long time now.
about the same age and I think Anna
Hasselborg is maybe one year older.
Not enough to take that out of the
house. But she has moved it out of
shot position. An opportunity here
for Sweden to come back, tap that
red read out of the house. But they
shouldn't cause us any trouble if we
can get our stones in front of them.
She's missed nothing, Sara McManus.
She's played very well. Stats still
sitting at 98%. I am sure she would
be wishing she had thrown the last
The girls wanted to take that yellow
stone of the centre bummer because
that was going to be a danger to
them. And when you have the hammer,
you want to keep the four foot open.
So she hasn't hit it that good and
now Sweden are going to come around
She looked a little anxious there
for the first time. She has normally
been very happy with delivery. I'm
not sure she has much to worry
about. A nice stone.
They could have
afforded to take two stones more.
bit of a story developing on the
next sheet because Switzerland are
leading Canada 7-4, with still four
ends to go. That is as much of a
crunch match as this is for Great
Britain. A defeat for either of
those two teams makes it very
difficult for them to have
qualification in their own hands.
Great Britain play Canada in their
final match. They are one of the
gold medal favourites.
gold medal favourites.
That is a
nice result, getting rid of these
two back stones.
two back stones.
Just catches enough
Just listening to those two chatting
away. They are discussing what they
think Hasselborg is going to do. Eve
would love to have even the chance
of making her two to get the
advantage back. Tied up would be the
Anna Hasselborg is not quite
finishing off the shots as she would
That is why we are in this
situation. She hasn't played
anything terrible, it has just not
been sticking when she has wanted to
stick. It has rolled a couple of
Again, a glimmer of an opportunity
for Eve Muirhead.
for Eve Muirhead.
She wants to
remove this back yellow but she
wants to make sure she stays in the
house. It is going to go to a blank
end. That is a great result for us,
because we can carry over the hammer
into the eighth end and try and get
a score of two in the eighth end.
The even end that you want to get
your hammer on.
The other option for
Hasselborg would be to make Eve take
two here and keep the hammer for
Sweden in the eighth and tenth.
Great Britain would be leading.
You're right, she's going to remove
this British stone. That would
result in a blank end. She's maybe
thinking, if I can make Eve Muirhead
make a mistake, there is a chance
that that happens. The mistake here
would be for Eve Muirhead to hit
this stone in such a way that she
stayed in the house and took her
one. She doesn't want to do that.
She wants to take the Swedish stones
out, but also leave the house with
her own stone.
her own stone. The black the end
means they carry the last stone
advantage into the eighth end, and
that could be a crucial eighth end.
It's fair to say that there has been
a momentum shift towards Great
Britain, even though we are still
one down. There is work to be done.
But when you are one down with three
to play and you have the hammer in
the eighth and tenth, you wouldn't
be too disappointed to be in that
position, particularly with what
they were facing when it was 3-2 and
there were four Swedish stones
sitting in the house. This is much
better, and they are playing better.
Yeah, we are in a good position. I
think the girls are glad they are
back in it. This is definitely there
is for the taking.
Eve has done
well. She has pulled the team
together. She has used her
shotmaking to set the example.
Curling is never just about the
skips, but the skipper has all of
the big shots, the crucial shots to
make. And the difference in the last
few ends, the third and was the one
where we got the steal, I think that
was a bad decision from Hasselborg.
Yeah, because she came down the end
and then decided she saw a different
shot and went up and changed her
But strategy would say, if you
make the shot, it's the right call,
if you don't make the shot, it's the
wrong call. Let's see if we can
build on this end. To pick up a two
would be really good for Great
Britain. Nice corner guard from
Lauren Gray, the sister of our
co-commentator Logan Gray, who has
the afternoon off today.
But he is
He is in the
audience, supporting his sister.
audience, supporting his sister. She
has had a great start to this
competition. She has set up Eve
well. Gain the masses of experience
being the fifth man for Eve back in
Sochi, 2014. She didn't join the
team straight after Sochi. She went
away and did her own thing and then
a year later, she got the call from
the girls to come back and join the
team and they have been together now
for the last couple of years.
for the last couple of years.
Swedish team are similar.
Sofia Mabergs only started to play
in 2015-16, but since then they have
done well. Silver medal in the 2016
European Championships. Eve had gone
all the way through the round robin
and though they were beaten by
Russia in the semifinal and Russia
went on to win the gold medal. Under
OAR, as they are here, are not
having a great competition.
a bit unfortunate. They were trying
to get the shot in the house. She
has kept a shooter in the house.
That Swedish stone could be in a
tricky position. Knochenhauer said
her nickname is
her nickname is Aggie, given to her
by her Scottish friends. Was it you?
No. They are a lucky bunch of girls.
All of these teams down here play
each other in the world to all of
the time, so there are great
friendships across the curling
world. But when they get on the ice,
everybody is desperate for that win.
She was the alternate, this same as
Lauren, in Sochi.
Lauren, in Sochi. We keep talking
about the alternate. It is not just
the kind of substitute. They rarely
get used in that way. Something has
to go horribly wrong if you have to
bring your alternate on to play.
alternate has a huge role to play in
this team. Throughout their
training, they will practise to play
in every position, because they
could be called on to cover the
lead, the second, the third, even
the skipper. So they practise all
the positions throughout the season
they will play. But when they come
to this competition, it is the team
themselves that will play. The main
role of the alternate is, at night
time they come on and they practise
and they throw the stones on the
sheet you will play in. So they
match the stones for the team. They
are also therefore support and
guidance and making sure everybody
has everything they need.
has everything they need. They are
also spotting the other players that
they are going to be facing in the
next game and checking the stones
that they play.
that they play.
So far, they are not
getting the stones to stay in
exactly the place they want them to
hear. Eve Muirhead is seeing if she
can get one to hit and rolling
behind the yellow.
That was a bit flush. It does remove
the back one.
the back one. China continues to
hang on. They have stolen one in the
seventh, so the 10-5 against Korea.
That is why it has gone quiet here.
I wouldn't worry too much if I were
the Korean supporters. 10-5 with
three to go.
China are hanging on by
their fingernails at the moment.
So Scotland's... Apologies!
that once a day!
I keep getting away
with saying that, because all of
these girls are from Scotland, but
they were selected for GB team. The
whole of the UK can put forward an
approval to try and play for the
Great Britain team. But all of these
girls selected for their match and
performance. Where are facing three
Swedish stones here, but if we get a
nice hit and roll, just like that,
that helps set us up.
It will still be visible, I think,
to Sweden but that was a great
Just having a quick
look. What ever shot was available
for Sarah McManus, I would be
backing her to make it, she has been
absolutely superb year. She
absolutely superb year. She is 26.
She has played with Anna Hasselborg
Agnes Knochenhauer since the junior
days. Now, how she got this right?
They are working hard, really hard.
Scraped by. Again.
That was very,
very close there. Well swept by the
Yes... The point is, that is
what you play for. To make that shot
like that she has got to be that
close to the guard. It is risky and
that is why they are sweeping. She
yet again plays a great shot for
Still a great opportunity
for us if we can pull one in round
behind the two yellow cards. We
really need it to be heading.
has to settle down here, just got to
settle down. It is trying hard to
pull. Once it has passed that line,
it just lies shot. They might try
and coming closer.
and coming closer. Anna Sloan 's
four draws of 44% accuracy, she
won't want to see that. Take outs
have been very good, but look at the
figures McManus there. She is
probably thinking, why are we not
winning this about 6-2 because,
goodness me, I set the skip up.
Tiny, tiny little margins of error
has made the difference. Anna
Hasselborg is going to have to come
in here with a draw and sit just on
top of the GB read that Anna Sloan
This is where she can be very, very
good but just a couple of her shots,
she hasn't played any real shockers,
but it is just becoming a little bit
more difficult for the Swedish skip
to find the correct placement. This
one has got a chance.
This one has
pulling up. Does she have enough
weight to keep it going right to the
back? Again that was a great sweep
there by her team. Eve Muirhead is
just going to have to follow that
and do a similar shot.
looking for the right amount of ice
I often wonder how these two
skips mentally match up each other
against each other. They have played
each other many times and what I
have seen is quite often evil have
the upper hand. It may not always
look like it in the game but
mentally I think sometimes Amer
thinks it is evil and she has lost a
few times to her and she kind of
keeps doing that.
I think, Eve,
since the fast few ends has played
really well and, as we keep saying,
although Anna Hasselborg has played
decent shots, just when it comes to
the last shot she is not quite
getting it when she wants it and she
gives Eve the opportunity and I
think it was an error of judgment
which went on at four but
nonetheless she is forced into those
situations and it was a great shot
by Eve before that and here she is
going to tap that back. They are
lying shot. That is in a very good
position in Eve Muirhead. Not so
easy to move it.
easy to move it.
Yes, Eve is playing
some really wonderful shots here.
am not sure how she can move it. She
has one stone left, the Swedish
skip, Great Britain would love to
get the two here, and Eve Muirhead
finding her format just the right
time. A of work still to be done
here so the Swedish team are all
coming to see. It is one thing
knowing where you want to hit it but
it is another thing making the shot.
They think they can spring this. It
is fairly skinny again, very tight.
She doesn't see much of it. It is a
big call and if she doesn't catch
enough of it all she will do is jam
If she catches... And think she
is probably thinking, I am more
likely to get it thin than heavy and
if I do get it then it is a good
shot. If I don't catch too much of
it it will jam but the other issue
is that if she misses it altogether
she will go straight through. Anna
Hasselborg then, trying to prevent
Britain having the chance of two
here. It has got a chance, it has
got a chance. She has played a great
shot. She played a very, very good
shot. It worked out perfectly well.
She now forces Great Britain to take
Yes, stones in the house in
Eve Muirhead is going to have to
come in and tie this up. Not quite
what we wanted but Britain will
still have the hammer in the final
That will be a little boost
therefore Anna Hasselborg. That will
of made up for the shot that she
wanted to check out a couple of
errands ago and she would just have
given herself a little added
confidence to say, I have done it, I
am back in form.
She had more room
for error there but on the other
shot but nevertheless she made it
and did it well. It would be great
if that first shot from Eve had
frozen right on top of that stone,
there was just enough room. Eve
Muirhead is going in here thought
the forefoot, hopefully.
controlled by the girls, we just
need to stop short in the house and
pick up one. Lovely stone.
good end from Great Britain and it
almost worked out exactly as they
wanted the two but a great shot from
the Swedish skip limits Great
Britain to just the once over
matches all tied up again at 4-4
after eight and is. Sweden with the
hammer in the ninth.
Well, you can see the other matches
as well. There was a bit of a chat
going on in this one between the
British girls in the Swedish team
are also getting together before
they head down. The two skips will
head down to the far end. Canada did
Paul two back so it is 7-6 on that
one is far from over. Switzerland
have the hammer in the eighth in
that one. China are still trying to
keep their match going to stay alive
in the match against Korea, the
hosts. It is 10-5 and Korea have the
hammer in the eighth.
Here we go. Lauren Gray, leading the
way. The script is that if you want
to win this you really have to win
it in the tent. If you don't win in
the tent, if you tie it in the
tenth, then you go to an extra end
and Sweden would have the hammer in
the extra end and you don't we want
that to happen so the plan would be
to limit Sweden to one here and
maybe even get the steel but you
limit them to one and you hopefully
have a chance of two in the final
end. I think essentially you play
the stone is the way they are and
you have to be aware of that and the
situation that you are in that you
are tied up here. Two steals and you
win it. There are all sorts of
Yes, plenty of
permutations. Sweden are choosing to
draw one into the house, put it in
the back of the house. Yes, they
will be quite happy for it to just
it there. Of course, we don't have
the hammer here so we will try
desperately hard to block up the
Well you can hear applause because
the match has finally finished
between Korea and China. Korea have
picked up two and closed it out 12-5
and they are now sitting in a great
position in the round robin and
Great Britain have three wins and
two losses they really want to close
this one out against Sweden. It has
been a great match, a really good
match with good play and Sweden in
particular have been making the
shots. But Great Britain it has been
Eve Muirhead who has been keeping
the team going and keeping them in
this match. I hope they don't all go
I think they might.
get in the queue at the store.
this Olympic Games, the park has
been very busy. Huge queues for the
food in the souvenir tents.
hours we reckon.
And all the free
areas you can go into, it has been
very well attended.
very well attended.
The Korean team
you can see in the background are
just acknowledging the cheers from
their supporters. Plenty of them in
here. It might just empty out a
little bits are the guys have to
concentrate. A lot of activity in
This one looks a little
heavy but the weight comes off it
and we will get a bigger poll. Just
need it to sit.
need it to sit.
Just hangs on. That
might be significant later. I am not
sure how long it will stay there.
Sweden are going to take this front
Gardos. -- guard off. Agnes
If you were not with us early on, I
was remarking on the fact that the
two of them on a Agnes Knochenhauer
and Anna Hasselborg have exactly the
same birthday, to the day and year,
so they have played with each other
since junior days and this is a
really well drilled team and a team
on the form that they are showing at
the moment that anybody is going to
have a job to beat them so no
surprise that Britain are having a
Yes, this is the first
of several tough games that Great
Britain have got to face in the
latter stages of this Olympic games.
Oh, we just bounced off. Only wanted
to sit on the nose about one, no
bounds, so she can't remove it. --
really wanted to sit on the nose of
that one, no bounce, so she can't
Agnes Knochenhauer is
doing all right with the take outs.
She has been struggling with draw
You can see where she wants it to
I think that is what I like
about the television coverage of
this game, you get almost get up
close and personal with the players
and you can hear them speaking to
one another. No idea what they are
saying though because I am not very
good with my Swedish! But the
strategy of the game is something
that we do know and these girls were
just wanting to check if they hit it
here, where will go? If I catch this
one, what will happen with Matt
might just be a flush.
for a tiny bit of rollover, which
she does get.
Eve Muirhead has the
chance. Why would she just want to
tap into the back of the four foot,
just so they can come in on top of
it? Gimmickry yes, Swedish stones in
the back four so at some point she
can come in a freeze on them and
make it very difficult for Sweden to
pick up their two. Potentially even
though we might
have to try for a
steel here and I know that gives the
opposition the hammer in the next
end but you really have to battle
hard to try and stop them from
getting the two.
You don't want to bounce off it,
though. This is going to roll off.
She has done OK, though. They will
be something we can perhaps use. It
is creating options for yourself.
is creating options for yourself.
is obvious that it is making Sweden
think as well. It is not
straightforward. They will
desperately want their two here.
Both teams have a time-out which
they can take. In the match on the
sheet next to this one, Switzerland
did pick up only one. There are two
ends to go and they lead 8-6. They
will not be that disappointed about
that, but Canada have the hammer in
the ninth end. And if Canada were to
lose four of their first five
matches, well... That would be a
major shock in this curling
competition. Rachel Homan is their
skip. She had Eve Muirhead and Anna
Hasselborg all know each other very
well indeed. This generation of
skips all know each other incredibly
I saw Maria Prytz coming out
there. She is the coach for Anna
Hasselborg and an international
What would she be
wanting to do? You are trying to get
your two. You are sitting on three
at the moment, but that is not so
relevant to how things end up.
worry is that if they hit the red,
there is a huge opportunity for
Great Britain to them coming behind
them. You are leaving yourself a
difficult shot. Do you free up the
four foot? They will definitely know
that Eve is now playing a much
better game and she is more likely
to pull off a good shot. So that is
at the back of their mind as well.
If you haven't got any plans later
today, there is also lots going on
in the Winter Olympics. The men are
back in action. They are play Italy
tonight. Although it doesn't look
good that they have only won two and
lost three, the fact that they have
played Canada, Sweden and
Switzerland, the three top teams in
the table at the moment, in those
first four matches, most teams will
end up with a record that's as three
losses against those three teams. So
there is still everything to play
for further British men.
boys had a tough time. That is Peter
Lindholm, the national Swedish
coach. The boys had a tough start to
this draw. To come out of it with
two and two was always going to be a
bonus, so they just have to carry
that momentum through and win what
we would classify as some of the
easier games, but none of them are
here, because there are many teams
beating each other. But they have a
huge chance. Anna Hasselborg is
hoping to get her team to a little
hit. Eve is facing four stones here.
She doesn't have the hammer. What
does she do? She has been in this
situation before where she played an
You said if they
nosed that, to come in behind those
Eve will persevere with tapping
these yellows back, trying to make a
wall at the back that she can then
come to to get a shot in.
come to to get a shot in. It is
probably too early to try that come
around at the minute because they
have plenty of yellow
have plenty of yellow stones.
thought Eve would be in next to
play, but Alison has a chance to try
and tap that Swedish stones back --
She has caught the guard.
stage of the match, Eve has made
some good shots, but with two ends
to go, those little mistakes will
harm you in a dramatic way if they
capitalise on it.
capitalise on it.
As we get into the
latter half of the game, everybody
is getting a bit edgy.
have three stones. That is the
advantage for them.
advantage for them. No shot is going
to be easy for anybody at this
stage. But if you want to back
anyone to make a straightforward
shot, it would be Sara McManus.
She has just played tremendously
If I was a teacher, she
would get my Goldstar today.
hardly missed a shot. 97% at the
moment. Where did she lose that 3%?!
I have no idea.
I have no idea.
We have to be
careful here. We don't have the
hammer and we are facing four
Swedish stones. It is damage
limitation, so if we can remove two
of these, that would be good.
cleared out here in the stands. But
the British fans are staying to
watch, and indeed Swedish fans.
Canada and Switzerland have their
contingent as well and that match is
still going on. Eve Muirhead is
trying to move a couple of these.
She is disappointed
with the, because as she just said,
they haven't done anything. She
needed to catch that thin.
needed to catch that thin.
thinner and it would have been a
very good shot.
Nowhere for her to hide behind
Anna Hasselborg has to be
careful where her shooter goes here.
Just hanging on there.
You heard what she was saying.
Giving up two might be the best to
get here. Surrounded by yellow. We
have got one stone left for Eve
Muirhead to at least try and make
the last shot for the Swedish skip a
little more difficult. Very
important that she gets this in
She has chosen to go into the
left-hand side of the pack. She will
potentially leaves Sweden with a
yellow shot on the other side, but
she wants to out capped the other
three. -- out count the other three.
As you said, she doesn't want to
leave an easy takeout.
We have seen Eve play a nice shot
here before. That is a very good
That can't be moved.
That can't be moved. Great
Britain will have to find two in the
final end. And even if they manage
that, and that will be a tall order
given the way Sweden are playing, it
will go to an extra end.
That was a
great shots from Eve. It was a saver
for that end, because there was a
potential of losing five if she
didn't make it.
That would have been
So she has done a great
job again at in reducing the deficit
of the score.
She just saw an opportunity to close
out the game and it didn't work for
her. On another occasion, it might
She has learned her
lesson from that, so a nice draw
down here. Well, the task is clear
for Great Britain. They have the
hammer in the final end. They are
two down. Sweden leads 6-4. Anything
less than two, and it's all over.
Even if they do get two, they will
have to steal in the extra end
because Sweden would have the
hammer. But they have to get two
before we can even think about that.
They have to be happy with the way
they are playing. We knew this would
be a tough match. Britain did not
get off to the best of starts, 3-0
down after the first three ends.
Since then, it has been a case of
Eve Muirhead trying to hang on and
get back into this. She did that,
but now a gap has appeared just at
the time you didn't want it to.
Sweden are not giving Great Britain
any chances, not making any
mistakes. They have no right to make
any mistakes, you have to expect
that your opposition will get the
best shots they can.
It is a ninth end time-out for
Canada. They are 8-6 down.
What do you reckon, Jackie? Is it
worth changing anything here? Do you
keep hoping they will make a
mistake? But they haven't.
haven't. Anna Hasselborg will hit
everything she can. We desperately
need to try and create this two.
need to try and create this two. I
think Lauren thought she had
something on that stone.
something on that stone. A stone
should only have three and a half
rotations, and that one had about
15! She must have felt was something
under it when she was delivering.
under it when she was delivering. To
be honest, every shot in the house
is a danger at the moment, because
Great Britain could come and rest on
it or use it against me, so they are
happily going to throw everything
out of the house and hit when they
have the opportunity.
Stone placement is key here for the
girls if we want to try and create
If you are getting
nervous, join the club. It is a big
match for Great Britain. If they
lose this they will have three wins
and three losses and then really if
you want to be sure of a place in
the semifinals they would have to
win their last three matches to make
sure of that. Can they somehow drag
this one out of the fire?
done enough. They have two corners
on now and Anna Hasselborg is going
Now that four stones have been
played, she can with move the
guards. She will now can try and
remove these guards but Great
Britain are looking for one small
error to try and capitalise on here.
Where do you think it might come
She has just gone underneath
it. That was a nice call. They were
hoping to catch the red and bring it
out of the house as well.
out of the house as well.
would have been a bonus. The main
job was to clear that guard.
job was to clear that guard. Vicki
Adams has to put one back in place.
It is heavy, it is heavy.
this one to pull up now and put the
brakes on. Don't want it to go in
Yes, Vicky was worried
about that. Another chance here. For
Sweden. They want to get rid of this
guard now, the primary objective for
this stone with Agnes Knochenhauer.
She will hope this will be the last
original play in this match. She
doesn't want an extra end.
really having to work this one hard
if they wanted to run across the
It is working out. Every shot
that Sweden makes they are kind of
looking for some kind of small
error. So far it has all been very
good indeed. Can Anna Hasselborg
called this together? Can Great
Can Great Britain keep the
pressure on here and try and get a
crack from the Swedish team? That
would give us the opportunity of
two. We are still doing well here
and setting at the end up. I have
said it before, it is not all about
rushing into the house to be closer
to the centre right away. Strategy
of the game really is to set guards
at the front and utilise them and
come around behind them.
change of mind there for McManus. I
will bet you that she manages to
just peeled this away. It is a
straightforward shot for someone who
has been playing as brilliant as she
has. She could do it with her I
Not many people finish a competition
with a 100% record. I have seen it
done. But 97% so far is very
impressive. Anna Hasselborg is
sitting on 89 December Eve Muirhead
is sitting at 83% and she really has
laid the big shots when she has to
do in this sentence, saving her team
and preventing Sweden from picking
up multiple scores.
You might hear
some chisel a minute and it won't be
for this stone but Canada have a
chance of three.
That is a nice
result there. They had to work that
hard to try and catch an edge of the
Swedish yellow. Could we see the
first mistake here?
There is that cheer I was on about,
there is a lot of Canadians support
here and they have completely turned
the match around against Switzerland
so they are at 9-8 now but
Switzerland have the hammer in the
final end and it is a cracking match
there. A good one here, of course,
just appealing that one off. Great
Britain want to put it back in
That is the first glimmer of
light for us. A miss there, well,
not a miss but she wanted to try and
read the guard on to it but she
didn't quite do it and she did leave
the guard and there is an
opportunity for us to guard this up
again. In a position at the moment
to try and pick up the two.
where you need to put your stone
exact way you want it, exactly where
Eve placed her brush. She quite
likes the line here, they are not
sweeping too hard. It could come
into a nice position here. A little
more? Very good.
more? Very good.
We are down to skip
stones now. I wonder if she can just
She is having a look.
Controlled weight she will may be
moving gibbet at and if she doesn't
she will have to ensure she catches
Could freeze onto the red.
already had the time out so they
cannot have another time-out so
we're just going to clear the front
guard, team decision.
plenty of time, there is two
minutes. It was the clock, they have
20 minutes thinking time during the
match and if the clock runs out you
have lost the match so they still
have two stones.
have two stones. They will end up
with a round about 1.45 minutes left
by the time she delivers this. So,
an interesting option. Anna
Hasselborg has played well, has
played very well. Has she got this
Well, the opportunity continues the
Eve Muirhead here. The idea is that
you have got two stones and you have
got one and you end up sitting two
here. Make sure she cannot take both
of your stones out.
You can hear the girls talking about
that they are going to go for the
yellow shot in the house but it is
just where they shoot.
leave a chance for double! Why would
you just knows it? Eve wants to roll
across and put some distance, just a
hit and roll. Obviously you have got
to get that, you don't want to roll
I think a nose is not a bad
call him because of the angle.
Whatever happens I think Sweden is
going to try for the double.
a little roll off to the left, is
Eve just has to be careful
and just has to make sure that she
plays the right eyes in the right
way and she stays in the house
because that is the first task in
Eve Muirhead has been very,
very good in the last few ends and
she needs to continue that here. Two
good stones to finish and this one
first of all, don't give Sweden the
chance for a double takeout. She
needs to have the chance to get her
two. This is straightening up. It is
going to catch it right on the nose.
So Anna Hasselborg is
going to try for removing both of
these stones here.
Because this is
the win for them. This is the win
for Sweden she the shot. She is just
checking exactly where she wants to
hit that stone to get the right
angle. Those at too close together
for comfort from a British
perspective. Eve Muirhead really
wanted to roll the other way.
So she has made this a much easier
task for the Swedish skip, Anna
Hasselborg. Tier if she doesn't make
it, though, we will have an
opportunity for a two
and an extra
end and Anna Hasselborg has a big
chance here to remove both of these
wrens -- reds and make up some of
her after shots that she has played.
Not many of them but...
Here we go
then, Hasselborg with a chance to
take out both British stones and win
the match for Sweden. If she takes
that just one then Eve Muirhead is
still alive here. It is going to be
pretty close, it is very close. She
misses. It misses!
That was so
close. So, Eve Muirhead just needs
to draw in here for the two. Well, I
don't if you are on the edge of your
seat watching that but we were here.
All the way Danny looked like it had
a great chance, a miss by one
centimetre. It look like the shot
that Eve herself missed when she
tried a double takeout a few pence
ago. Hasselborg knows that that
might have been the match there. Of
course, all of this will do is take
us into an extra end if she makes it
to, she will still have to stay in
the house somewhere and then it will
be an extra end with Sweden having
the hammer. So Eve Muirhead, just
stay calm and keep your nerves in
check and a straightforward shot.
Sweeping it early, aren't they?
is fine, it is fine.
Yes, right in
the middle this one.
Happy here with
the number of the house called.
Anywhere is good.
We didn't have a
lot to spare but nonetheless it is
better to send it down a little
light so they can sweep it rather
than the other way around so Eve
Muirhead, well played. She
manufactured a situation in which
they are Leesburg bit of pressure.
We thought it was an easy shot far
Hasselborg and it might have been
but she missed. Not by much but this
is a game of centimetres and
millimetres at times so it is 6-6
after ten ends and we now have
another end with Sweden with the
hammer. Goodness me! This has been a
great match, I have to say. A lot of
good play from both teams. Eve
Muirhead in particular has been,
since the third or fourth end, has
been in great form. She has played
so many shots and missed hardly
Sweden, I just wonder how
they feel now. They do have the
hammer now obviously which is a
great position to be in but when you
have had an opportunity to win on
more than one occasion and you have
allowed Great Britain to get back in
and now they find themselves in an
Yes, I was trying to
quickly look and see how many close
games Sweden have had because quite
often these games all go down to an
extra end. This is their third match
with an extra end.
Yes, there you
go. Our girls have shown real
determination here. They have stuck
in. Even a couple of times saving
them but... Good dynamics so far and
the girls know what they have to do
here. Put everything they can in
that forefoot down the centre, try
and make it difficult to Anna
Hasselborg to have a shot with a
last stone. That one was really a
little shorter and slightly out of
the side. We are going to see Sofia
Mabergs try a source lipped here,
attack, just catch it and push it
out further into the wings. I am not
sure she is going to catch it.
would just about slide by.
misses. They really want to take
this out of the house, they will be
happy to take it right out.
enough. Well, so not the best of
shots. Lauren was close but not
quite there and then Sofia Mabergs
sliding by, not managing to get the
take. You cannot take the front
garden out of these three guard zone
operation until there are four
Stones played but you can hit it and
it is OK if you own stone goes out
but you cannot remove the opposition
Again we are going to see a
short guard somewhere on the centre
Encouragement for Vicki
Sweden will bring this one into the
They have to be careful that Great
Britain don't utilise this is
exactly like that. That might have
been a wrong call full Sweden.
good as this match is, a real scrap
going on next door. Switzerland have
the hammer, but they are struggling
to set up two to win that, so they
may have an extra end as well. They
have four stone is left to play. And
we are into the extra end in this
match here. If you were not with us
earlier, Korea had another wing
comedy Korean women, having beaten
Great Britain yesterday, played
really well. They have had another
great win today against China.
great win today against China. The
skip says, come on, go!
We are going to see Anna Hasselborg
ignore the shots in the house. She
wants to clear up the two red stones
sitting in the front of the house.
That will be left to Agnes
These are only the
round robin matches. I don't know
what our nerves will be like in the
semifinals. The reason I keep
mentioning the Canada match is
because Canada have got off to a
terrible start after three losses in
the first three matches. They had a
win against the USA. They are
playing Switzerland at the moment.
Great Britain play Canada in their
last match, and that is already
looking like it could be a crunch
match for both teams in terms of
qualification for the semifinals.
And Eve Muirhead, at the beginning
of the week, would not have wanted
that situation. A chance to put
Canada out if you are already in
qualification, fine. But if you have
to beat Canada to move into the
semifinals, that is a tough call.
Time-out called here. The teams both
get a time-out in this extra end.
You normally only get one per game
but when you go to an extra, there
is the option of bringing your coach
I don't think we used our
time-out for the tenth.
I'm going to keep quiet and see what
Glenn Howard has to say.
The only other option is to angle
freeze to the yellow. We have got
lots of time left.
I've noticed that everything in
curling is measured in hairs. Is
that why he hasn't got much left? It
is a how wide, a hair less, Ayhan
You crack me up!
I was talking
about Glenn, the Canadian.
Switzerland cannot score two because
they only have one stone left.
they only have one stone left. And
for cameras to win that match would
be a heck of an achievement for them
-- for Canada to win that much. An
important shot here for Vicki Adams.
You heard what the coach said.
connect with the Swedish yellow, tap
it back into the back four.
That is a good shot.
That sits on
the edge of the four foot. Well
played, Vicki Adams.
played, Vicki Adams. She didn't want
to get her own stone.
knocked it into third placed
You have probably heard the cheers
because Rachel Homan has managed to
turn that match around am
incredibly. They were 7-4 down with
three to play, and they have ended
up winning that 110-8 against
Switzerland. That will put paid to
Switzerland's chances of qualifying.
It keeps Canada alive. They have now
won two and lost three. Great
Britain and Sweden are the only
teams left out on the ice at the
moment. Great Britain are putting a
good end together here. They have to
give themselves a chance of a steal.
They have not used their time-out in
this extra end, Sweden. Great
Sara McManus, who has been playing
tremendously well, has been asked to
remove that front garden. -- front
guard. As long as they keep those
two Reds in place, it is just trying
to give Eve something to work with.
Sorry about that!
Apart from the way those stones are
now lying, the fact that it is Sara
McManus, wouldn't that be some sort
of irony if she were not to play a
good shot here? It has all gone a
bit quiet in the British camp.
Such a pity. That was building well.
But all our GB stones are covering
that four foot.
But the way she has
been playing her takeouts, she will
play a good shot here.
play a good shot here. But anything
There is the
possibility of a skinny if you come
off the other side.
McManus has been incredibly
accurate. Did we expect anything
There was never a doubt. She
has performed very well in her
hitting. After 16 hits, she is 100%.
And 98% in her
And 98% in her overall match.
Someone has marked down by 2%.
But this is a team
event. Four stones to go. This is
Great Britain's first.
Well swept, guys.
You may be
wondering what the thinking is
there. She has to use a stone here
to get rid of that.
Anna Hasselborg is going to clear
this front guard.
this front guard. Then team Muirhead
have to make a decision over what to
do with their last stone to make it
as difficult as possible for Sweden
to pick up a one here and win the
Here you go, Eve Muirhead. You
saw where she wanted to go. She
wants it in the four foot, behind
the other red.
She is coming down
the right way.
It may leave her with a dilemma of,
do you go for the dilemma or do you
try and draw the one foot? Eve
Muirhead has been in the last
several ends and has pulled off the
final shot she has needed to every
single time, so let's hope she does
it once again.
Eve Muirhead has done
a cracking job of keeping her team
involved in this match. She doesn't
look too happy with this.
It has the
red light on it.
red light on it.
What has happened there?
The red light has come on.
The red light has come on.
get a replay?
You know, I actually
don't know. She doesn't feel like
she has hog line violated this. It
would be good if we could see a
So on the front of the
stone, you can see a light. It is
normally green if she lets go of it.
She let go of it away before the hog
line. That was why I wondered what
the look on her face was.
is that macro that is not the right
angle. The stone has to be almost
across that Silver band.
Can they look at replays? How do
they determine this?
I don't think
we have a rule in place to use a
replay. We don't use television.
can't do it from that angle. That is
not the angle the stone. She has let
go. It is not on the hog line, and
then ago red. -- it goes red.
on, cameramen, give us the angles.
It cannot take that long to
They are going to
have the stone tested.
Eve has come
all the way back down to this end.
He will run it across the strip to
see if it is working.
Well, it is
vodka well it is there.
is it. Well, that is terrible. That
is terrible, I am sorry, curling
Comey relieve it have a look at
that. Eve couldn't understand why
the red light had come on. Unless
she had let go and then touched it
again, they are saying a double
Previously in curling you
were not allowed to let the stone go
and then retouch the stone and turn
and that was called a double touch
and you had to take the stone off
but that was again down to
gentlemanly behaviour and looking to
see what was happening but actually
in the hog line, you can actually
double touch it because everything
is just about that strip and making
sure you have your hand completely
off the stone as it goes. This is a
real strange one for us and the
like to see that again from the
front view. That view from the back
is not the one that should be
replayed because... I guess, why
isn't there a camera on the hog line
as well? Anyway, this is the win for
Sweden. Well, that leaves a little
bit of a bad taste in the mouth.
Those are the rules, I guess, but
the judgment of that. So much in
curling is left up to the judgment
of players between themselves to
decide whether any violation has
taken place and that is the
Wallabies of technology that is in
the game and why on earth they
couldn't have another look at the
replay to determine whether or not,
what it actually happened there. All
that happened was the technician
came down and tested the stone and
decided it was fine because of that
Great Britain the match. It may well
have been one they might have lost
anyway. They wanted a great
position, but they still had a
chance, Eve Muirhead had a chance to
draw in a good last shot difficult
for Anna Hasselborg. That has
resulted a defeat for Great Britain.
Yes, I have never seen that before,
especially when it falls to the last
stone of the extra end. And really,
to be fair, that must be really
terrible for Sweden as well because
that is the last thing they want.
They want to win the game outright
Just before we carry on
talking about that, let us look at
the table. Great Britain have three
wins and three losses they have a
lot of work to do to qualify. Look
at Korea and Japan and Great Britain
will have to pull win out of Canada
if nothing else out of the bag. They
wanted to make sure they had six
wins. You have to hand it to Sweden
that they played very well. Eve
Muirhead had kept Great Britain in
it and given themselves an
opportunity but without that last
stone of Eve Muirhead 's line
violation apparently, has meant that
she couldn't give Hasselborg
anything other than a
straightforward hit the women she
achieved it and they move on to a
record which is an enviable one,
five wins from five matches. Why
not, Jackie, obviously there is no
appeals process that you can do
anything about it and once you are
off the iPhone at the skip a to sign
a form to say they are.
Yes, to be
fair, all sports are progressing and
I think we probably have to start
looking at using video footage as
well because all of these games are
generally covered by TV so it may be
something that the world curling
Federation and the Olympic Curling
Center ratio will look into but that
is a real disappointing start. What
you have to do when you have hog
line stones is when you are cleaning
them U-turn on that automatically
sets them off. You just don't expect
that to happen.
Not away to finish.
Fabi for Great Britain it was a
disappointing end to what was a
tough match. They gave Sweden a
really good scrap but in the end
Sweden came out as victors 8-6.
Well the men are back on the ice
shortly today as well. They have a
surprise defeat South Korea
yesterday that derailed them
slightly but they hope to bounce
back when they take on Italy who
have two wins from the first five
games and they will be live from
11:05am. A quick look back to
yesterday. It was a historic day in
British Winter Olympic history. It
all started up at the slopestyle at
the Phoenix Snow Park where Izzy
Atkin became the first official
British athlete to win a medal on
skis, and she did it with quite
sensational final run.
Next to drop will be Izzy Atkin for
The biggest one of
her life starts now.
the 450, laid it down beautifully.
Locks that it is so beautifully
because she comes up from the side
until the skis on to it.
gap over. This run is flowing for
Dare I say it, the best
rails we have seen from Earth. 720
is there. Now, come on, Izzy Atkin.
900 is there. A final jump.
It is super-clean. We saw her
reverb that. It is third place!.
With the first place qualify yet to
drop. She is down. Izzy Atkin takes
Huge congratulations, you have a
bronze medal around your neck, how
does it feel to be carrying that
around with you today?
feels very surreal. The past 24
hours has just been very mental but
it feels amazing. I am very happy.
You looked yesterday like you
couldn't quite believe it when
you're finished that you had won the
medal. As it sank in at all? Univac
I think a little bit. The medal so
me last night was definitely a crazy
experience. There were so many
I left it to the last
run which I tend to do quite a bit,
which makes me and my coach very
nervous but I just felt pure release
after I put it down on that third
You had to wait a little while,
what goes through your mind as you
watch the last few skiers come down?
My heart was racing. I was extremely
nervous and busy there are three
more girls who are all capable of
getting on the podium so I was just
very nervous but it worked out in
the end, yes.
It sure did. This is
your first Olympic experience and it
is going to be very tough to beat
Yes, I have to go for gold
next time! The medal was just a
childhood dream and to come here and
to be part of this let alone come
away the bronze.
Very few people at
home will ever experience standing
on a podium receiving an Olympic
medal, what does that moment feel
like, when you get up there and
someone put a medal around your
neck? No feels amazing. Years of
hard work, it feels like it paid
off. It just feels
I am still in
shock but it is amazing.
You grew up
in the States but you chose to
represent team GP. They showed some
faith in you, how proud are you to
repay that and show what you can do
on the big stages?
It feels amazing.
I am very honoured to be part of
Team GB, one of the smaller teams,
and it just feels like a family and
Pat was very keen to have me on the
team. He knows I had dual
nationality and he was very
keen and knew that a person like me
would really thrive on Team GB.
really have. I saw you talk about
the family atmosphere of GB and I
saw you and the other skiers from
other nationalities are already
close and cheering each other on
yesterday, how fun is it to be part
of this freestyle skiing setup?
sport is one of the few sports where
we are all really good friends and
we cheer each other on and won them
to do well which is one of the
harder things that I had to deal
with with waiting for those three
girls because I knew them very well
and I also wanted them to do well
but I also really wanted to be on
the Olympic podium so it was
definitely a stressful time.
big hugs as well afterwards from
family and friends watching. How
nice was it to do it in front of
them as well?
Was amazing. My
parents came out to watch and
actually my aunt and uncle were
here, they came from Guildford all
the way back in England so that was
a surprise and I didn't know they
were coming so that was also just
Congratulations and enjoy your medal
and we look forward to four years'
time when you are going to go for
Hopefully! Thank you.
Atkin joining me on the balcony a
little earlier on. It was history at
the Snow Park it was even more
history late last night at South
Korea at the Sliding Centre. We were
going into the final two runs of the
women's skeleton with defending
champion Lizzy Yarnold sitting third
with team-mate Laura Deas just
behind her in fourth. Both had the
speed to get themselves onto the
podium so let us relive those
podium so let us relive those
Hold it together.
How are we all at home? Laura Deas
goes for Great Britain. Can she get
under 5.1 to give her a cracking
shot at this? Perfect line and
Bend 15. Lovely and
write up the middle. Laura Deas has
done all she can. Will it be enough?
Lizzie Yarnold yes -- next. Can the
Olympic champion make history when a
gang? Della Macri started well and
she just needs to focus on her on
the track. This is what it is all
Look at the gap she has
got. She has got half a second.
Yarnold wins gold again! Laura Deas
has won bronze as well!
can't believe it is happening, it is
like a dream.
I have done the race
and the consistent and Laura and I
are on the podium together.
day at the Winter Olympics.
are on the podium together.
day at the Winter Olympics.
Absolutely incredible scenes at the
Sliding Centre. I am delighted that
Lizzie and Laura have jointly on the
balcony. Have you watch those
pictures back much since last night?
I have just managed to get a look at
them and reliving those amazing
moments is very special.
view to defend that title, that last
one was incredible.
Thank you. It
was a lot of hard work in the past
few years to get to this point and I
just knew that I needed four consist
of runs and to do we work really
closely as friends, but as rivals.
The team beside me help me get
You were not feeling well, as
well. After the first run you said
that you almost didn't see the
competition out. You must be
delighted you did. What was going
through your mind as you stood up
there ahead of the fourth and final
I guess the fourth run was just
about enjoying it. I know in Sochi
that my fourth run was a bit messy
and I didn't want to do the same
again and I needed to set the turn
for Janine Flock who was going in
leading position so I needed to show
her that I meant business. I didn't
expect another track record but
bring it all together on the final
Laura, since you started
going down that track in training
you have been getting great times
but you had the agonising wait at
the end when you were in third and
fourth and then suddenly to be back
up there in a medal position, it
must be nerve-racking but thrilling
at the same time.
Was and the
emotions were all over the place. I
came up at the top of the run and I
knew that I was in first position
with three more to go. Jacqueline
put down an amazing run and Lizzie
put down an even more amazing
running and I knew it was down to
Janine and watching those bits go by
I was hoping against hope she
wouldn't make it back. I could
barely, barely watch the screen I
was so nervous but then I saw the
four pop-up for Janine and then it
was just amazing, I can't even
really describe what happened, I
think we just screamed at each other
and it was really special.
your medals tonight, how much are
you looking forward to that part?
Have you been able to picture
yourself on the podium in the lead
up to the games?
I have always
believed that we could both be
standing on the podium so thrilled
to come together and for it to be
happening is very special but it
won't sink in until the middle is
around my neck and I hear the
national anthem and it will be
How does it feel to defend
a title as opposed to winning your
It does feel
extraordinarily different. It has
been a much are the journey in the
past four years. It was a very
different story coming into the
Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium but I
guess Laura as my friends we kind of
keep each other going with the cups
of tea and the chats along the way
and the night before the race Laura
brought me a massive tub of ice
cream which I made my way through
and maybe that made the difference
with my sore throat! It is wonderful
to be the first British Winter
Olympian to rip his head my title
and I am hugely proud of it.
Everyone watching is immensely proud
of you as well. How much do you keep
each other going and feel as though
you have someone alongside you
really pushing you along?
It is not
only in the Olympics but every
single race in the World Cup, even
the British selection race is one of
the hardest on the circuit and Laura
is a phenomenal push athletes alike
already know I am behind when I get
on the sled and then it is all about
not making mistakes and we push each
other in training and racing and
then you come home a new show
tactics and you understand corners
together and I know I would not be
on the podium it was not the Laura.
To you, Laura, having someone so
much experience must have been
We really support each other.
We are competitors on the track and
good friends off the track and I got
pretty emotional yesterday when I
was talking about the fact that back
in Sochi I had been sent a text
message from Lizzie who said she
wished I could have been out there
with her sharing it and for years on
we are sharing the moment and we are
on the podium together so I couldn't
be happier right now.
stuff it has been an incredible
games fork skeleton in particular
with Dom Parsons getting a bronze
and Jerry Rice had a great top-10
finish. It is a difficult question
to answer but why are we so good at
Well, we go about things in an
orderly way. Every time we go to the
track, we are super focused. We know
what we need to get out of it and we
don't lead any stone unturned. By
competition time, everyone knew
exactly what their process was and
how to do it. We were all very calm
and a whole support team have been
amazing in us to the line in the
shape we are in.
shape we are in.
Lizzy, are you
heading for the triple in Beijing?
think I will have a break and then
get back to you!
That will be a
well-deserved holiday for both of
you. Massive congratulations. I am
sure both of these girls and many
others at the Winter Olympics will
have inspired you. If you have been
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We will have more reaction from that
controversial moment in the curling
that we saw just before we met the
girls on the balcony, but we will
stay on the ice before that because
the ice hockey is under way today.
It is the final matches of the men's
group stages. In group A, one of the
dark horses for gold is the Czech
Republic. They won Olympic gold in
1998 and some have them as low as
8-1 to repeat that feat here in
Pyeongchang. Today, they take on
Switzerland. Czech Republic unbeaten
so far, with a thrilling win against
Canada. All to play for. Only the
group leaders go through to the
quarterfinals and miss out on the
play-off match. Let's find out what
happened in the closing stages of
the first period of that match
between Czech Republic and
Switzerland with your commentary
The Czech Republic have a one man
advantage... And they score! Really
nice interplay from the cheques.
They were so patient.
They were so patient. -- the Czechs.
They found exactly the past they
He just changes the angle of
where that pass comes from.
Beautiful one-time shot.
Beautiful one-time shot.
patience. And a goal! Power play
comes to a close. That is a lovely
shot on the back foot. They move
that around beautifully and have
three or four good chances before
eventually, it came back down the
It took a while for the Swiss
to finally break through. There
to finally break through. There were
five Czech players there.
Nice job from Thomas Rufenacht.
to a level playing field and a tied
That was a big goal for the
Here is a look at the one time --
Good play from Tristan Scherwey.
Plenty of Swiss flags flying.
Plenty of Swiss flags flying. I am
sure there will be plenty of support
for the Swiss team from the
for the Swiss team from the women's
team, who are definitely still
remaining in this competition. They
played earlier in the day. There are
real play-off in the fifth place
game, your favourite game in the
I just think it is very
silly. Everyone here is playing for
gold, silver or bronze. Once you are
out of the tournament, just rip the
Band-Aid off. You don't have to let
it linger. Let these players enjoy
the Olympic experience. You don't
need to play in qualification games.
That is what the World Championships
I am not sure that was the right
That was a perfect example of poor
Park management from the Swiss team.
-- poor puck management.
The Czechs are strong on the boards.
They do a great job download. --
down low. Another penalty is coming.
Looks like another high stick and
another bit of blood on Thomas
Rufenacht. We will wait for the call
from the referee.
from the referee.
Number 65. Four
Vojtech Mozik is
going to sit for four minutes. It is
two two-minute penalties because he
has drawn blood. That was
accidental, but it doesn't matter.
Doesn't matter at all. You are
responsible for where your stick is.
If it gets in the face of your
opponent, regardless of how it gets
there, that is a high stick and when
it draws blood, that is an extra two
minutes. A big opportunity for the
Swiss here to close out the first
period on the power play.
What is at
stake for the Czech Republic in this
game is the fact that they could
finish as group winners here. Did
The ref and linesmen
are going to have a conversation.
They might have to break this up
Plenty of words being shared
The face-off will go outside the
zone. Well done to the officials.
Towards the end of the period, it
will ask else a very aggressive
penalty shots. The Czech Republic
have worked extremely hard to get
the puck is -- as high up the ice as
they can. They are scrambling
Big deflection. Diaz will go back.
That last deflection might have hit
the outside of the post. It has not
looked like a great power play so
far from Switzerland.
It opened up for Ambuhl. Not the
kind of chance you would expect on a
A bit of
miscommunication from the Swiss.
Great speed from Rufenacht.
That was the shot from Diaz that
created a bit of chaos. No damage
Driving hard into the
zone. This is an opportunity to work
this one. Another rebound.
Switzerland, who started on the back
foot, are very much on the front
foot now. Ambuhl misses the net.
That will do it. So at the end of
the first period, the Czechs took
the lead early on through Repik, but
the response was a good one from
Switzerland. At the end of 20
minutes, this match remains locked
Tied one apiece in the ice hockey.
We will be back in the second
period. We will go back to the
curling where it was a thrilling
match between Team GB and Sweden. GB
fought right back to take it to an
extra end and then it went down to
the final two stones. Eve Muirhead
have the final stone and she was
judged to have fouled as she
released the stone. Sweden went on
to win the match 8-6. We can hear
from Eve Muirhead and Anna Sloan.
Eve and Anna, before we talk about
the match and the result, explain
what you think happened with that
last stone at the end?
lights came on so it is a hogged
rock and it has to be taken off.
When you see the replays in the
Stadium it looks as though it was
let go before and it is hard to take
but it comes down to inches and
millimetres. The first stone I think
I have ever hogs in my life and as
it comes at a time like that it is
horrible and it is worse when you
see it and it doesn't look like it.
We had the stone tested and it is
fine so there is nothing we can do,
we have to move on.
Even on the
replay looked as though you let go
of it before it reached the hog line
said you know why the red light came
on? Nil I don't know. If I knew I
would be out there telling them.
is the story of our week so far, we
have been so close in so many times,
just the wrong side of the inch and
went something like that happens it
makes it very tough to take and it
is gutting that it has finished this
You are coming up against teams
who are playing unbelievably well,
career yesterday and Sweden today,
particularly McManus, who shot 99%
this afternoon, they were very good.
Yes, they were. They are always a
strong and solid game to beat and it
is the Olympic Games so every game
will be hard. I definitely struggled
out there but we are a tight group
so we are all going to go back and
debrief and then we have a
bit of time to get over the loss and
regroup for the next game. There is
no doubt that we will come out
fighting. We still have games to go
and if we win the more we are in the
Are you looking ahead, I
know the cliches to take each game
is as it comes but the next game is
Canada. You No we know every game
will be tough is the toughest
women's field in the Olympics for a
long time that I have competed in
and every team is a very high
Every game we have to take
one game at a time. Canada are on
the front foot and they are looking
for some wins and there will be
running pretty strong so we have to
take every game as it comes and take
the positives from the last few
games and not dwell on the lobsters.
Were you happy with the way you play
dead you got yourselves back
involved in the match. You were
playing pretty well yourselves.
think all of us had a few half shots
and they are shots that we are not
firing on all cylinders. We have a
few gears to go and that is the
frustrating thing. There were some
fantastic shots at times but then
there are half misses and against
teams like that you cannot afford
those because they will capitalise
on it straightaway. We still have
some gears to go and we still have
time to show it because we are not
out and we are still in play-off
contention if we win the rest of the
Real controversy at the end of that
round robin match and now I am
joined by Jackie Lockhart and Steve
Cram who were commentating on that
match. Probably worth getting you
just to talk us through what the
penalisation was fork in the first
place, just for those who didn't see
the match and don't understand it.
You have got to release the stone
clearly before the red hog line or
VI on the hog stable flash red and
that means you have hog line did and
it will be taken off. It is a really
sad end to the last stone of Eve was
You could hear she was
disappointed but to say it was the
first time she has ever done it, it
is obviously not something you see a
lot of in curling.
The girls and
guys practice a lot to deliver the
stone well before the hog line but
sometimes under a bit of pressure
you can hold on to much. We have the
eye on the stone technology and that
is what it is therefore and years
ago we just had umpires but you have
to rely on technology but it is a
sad fact is the technology does not
Sad as well because they fall
back so well to get to the extra end
and it is such a tough match for
them against Sweden.
have won all five matches and Canada
are the team you thought might have
been in that position but they had a
horrendous start and the question I
put two Eve is the task that they
now face and they really want to win
their last three matches. They are
capable of doing it but it is a
tough run-in and even though some of
their easier theoretical matches
were in the first four or five
matches and they have got to play
Switzerland and Japan next and they
will finish up against Canada, and
to say you have to win all three of
those and to give yourself a good
chance in the semifinals. They are a
bit up against it now and how they
react to this today will be
There are a lot of
questions about technology and other
sports such as VAR coming into
football back at home and there are
a lot of questions about that. Was
there any question this was the
wrong decision was this the right
Well, it is the right
decision in that it cannot be
overturned now and they tested the
stone at the end. The stone was
working. The question for me is why
we don't have a better angle of it,
why isn't there a camera on the hog
line so if nothing else for all of
us watching, that we can see the
violation. What we think has
happened here is although it looks
that she has let go of the stone
before the crossing of the line and
it is the front of the stone, is
that somehow she has just touched it
again and a double touch means that
the red light will come on. She
wasn't trying to do that, if she did
it was by accident. I think what
would help is either an overhead
camera or a camera on the line that
we see in so many sports these days,
just to allow all of us think it was
the right decision because at the
moment there is a bit of a feeling
about was it all was it not right
and we have had other television
colleagues looking at it closely and
no one can tell.
That makes it
difficult for everyone watching.
Three wins and three losses now for
GB and Switzerland are next to
bottom of the group, how do the
girls regroup ahead of that one?
These girls are professional enough
to know that their backs are against
the wall at the moment but they will
go back to the village and regroup.
They have fantastic support staff to
help them boost their confidence in
the next few games and on paper
before we came here we thought
Switzerland would be a tough
opposition but at the moment they
are not playing well so let us
capitalise on that and you heard
he's saying the interview that they
are showing glimmers of excellence
and their moments of madness so if
they can string together a lot of
shots and play how they can play
them it is still very much in their
Thank you for joining me and
we will be back at the Curling
Centre later today for the great
British men but at the moment we
stay on the ice as we head back to
the hockey where it is the Czech
Republic against Switzerland and it
is tied at 1-1 as we head into their
second period. We can join our
second period. We can join our
He needs attention to his equipment
here. It is a wonderful game of
hockey. A big shot its out and it
popped his strap holds off the back
on the way through as well. It has
been a really good game of hockey
played between two teams who are
pretty intense right now. Check can
win group a with victory here which
would give them an easier route
through to the medal round of this
competition. It is the final group
game. As for the Swiss, they are
jostling for position as well. This
would help their cause should they
win this game. Players on either
side have already put in strong
performances. Right now Switzerland
are skating with a one-man
advantage. They are on the power
play. Watching this game very
closely is Canada, they are cheering
mightily for the Swiss. If the Swiss
are able to come away with a victory
here it will open the door for
Canada with two top position in the
group standings. Remember in the
men's competition the three group
winners will go straight through to
the quarterfinals, plus the best
second placed team, which is most
likely to come from the group
involving potentially Sweden or
Finland or potentially Canada. There
is a fair bit of play still in place
going into this final round of games
as it zips wide of the target.
Everybody else goes into a play-off
and five place 12 and so on and so
forth. Those winners go on to play
in the quarterfinals but there have
been some strange results which
could mean that someone will get an
easy result -- route through.
Slovenia finishing second has really
upset the applecart in terms of the
season as another shot comes in. The
power play is busy from Switzerland
but not yet effective. A bit of
space to work in, back door, but it
is taken away and the penalty leads
to the end. The Czech forward drops
this one off. Very nearly. Created a
wonderful chance. The Czechs are so
good below the goal line that they
really are very strong on the
boards. They are chopping away
boards. They are chopping away here.
Reeled in again and to the net it
goes. A double save there. The
second one was a bouncing bomb. It
hit the ice and hit him in the
It is a terrific example
of the heavy forwards from the Czech
Republic causing havoc for the Swiss
This is another chance but
it goes well wide. It ricochets off
a cheque stick and down the ice. 1-1
it remains at the midway point, just
about, of the second period.
Swiss continues to be opportunity
lost as the theme. Five power play
is nothing to show for it. This was
the best move. It was a nice toe
save. It was going wide anyway. The
cheque would like nothing more than
to play 515 because they haven't
been able to do it very often in
this game, as we reach the halfway
They have big forwards, the
Czech Republic, and they play heavy,
what does that mean?
What it means
as it is very difficult for the
Swiss defenceman to move them. So
with the cheque being able to
establish their position down on the
goal-line, a lot of the time they
are able to attract 2-1 where to
Swiss players come to one Czech
player and that opens up another
Czech player and creates a little
bit more time and space. They are
ultimately looking for an open
That shot there was
comfortable enough. He has had a
good tournament so far only catches
with its right hand. Most netminders
are right-handed capture the left
and hold their stick with the right
hand and it throws the shooters off
ever so slightly.
ever so slightly. Ice hockey players
are creatures of habit and where
they shoot the park quite often is
all to do with the feel and they
will do the learned response, if you
like so the Czech players will try
to set this guide beneath the line.
A good save. Jonas Hiller did well.
This is the kind of play where the
Czech players will really prosper.
Back towards the blue line. Now
trying to use the full width of the
zone. It is a good clearance. It
forces it back. Again they come back
quickly. One path they are in the
Very, very active. A lot of bump and
a lot of grind. Now there may be
space for the Swiss to move forward.
They don't want to send this one in.
Big Lukas Hlava with speed in the
middle and he will go chasing on his
own, he doesn't mind that. Cleared
away by the Swiss. They cannot get
any quality possession there. It was
on and off the tape. A break in the
middle and this could be a chance
for the Czechs. A good save by Jonas
Hiller. The releasing pass was
exquisite. Jonas Hiller has had to
be really, really good to
The Swiss team are
having trouble getting it deep and
the quick transition from the Czech
team puts the Swiss defender on his
heels and a Sekac can get that up. A
dab allows them to get a step on the
Swiss defender and he shoots in the
stride. It goes to Jonas Hiller who
has to make a big, big save.
If you were wondering what Sekac was
doing on the bench, let's see this
Hiller is another who catches
with his right hand. He catches it
on what they call the cheater part
of the glove. You might not have
caught it in the wedding, but you
cheated, you caught it in the top
Lots of flag waving in the
building. It really does make it
quite an event. And plenty of
support as well for the Czechs.
Quick release again. Hiller
continues to stand firm. So
impressed with the way the Czechs
play when they move that puck
quickly and get it in the zone.
Erat with a touch. They try and go
again. Now that could be a chance at
the other end.
Goes wide. This is a thoroughly
enjoyable game to watch.
The Czech Republic will retreat. And
Hiller will hang on. Did Hiller
catch one in the back of the head
that? He shakes his head.
have taken that shot up high in the
collarbone area. Here is another
terrific example of the wonderful
transition from the Czech Republic.
Switzerland are just happy to get it
out into the neutral zone. Czech
wants to fire it right back. Roman
Cervenka having words with the Swiss
player. Hiller has seen enough
rubber in action in the front. .
Those helmets are made of Kevlar,
designed so the puck can never hit
them smack on the square angle. But
at the back, it is not nearly as
protective as the front.
It is a
different story with sticks coming
from the backside. He has been
remarkable this afternoon.
remarkable this afternoon.
in Sochi four years ago. Hiller
keeps the upper body nice and tall.
The Czech Republic will head into
the zone again.
the zone again. Nice pass to the
blue line. They have been dominant
for the last few minutes,
Switzerland barely able to relieve
The Czech Republic are so happy to
do this as they get another turnover
in the offensive zone.
A bit of fortune there. The Czech
Republic have it again. That was
close. The Swiss are rocking right
now. The Czechs are pushing and
pushing. Birner sends it to the net,
can't get all the way through.
Swiss players are quite tired. You
see them standing still. They have
been out there for a long time.
Czechs hold again at the blue line.
Kovar now in a bit of control. This
is an awesome bit of play from the
Czech Republic. They are just
keeping it to the outside.
keeping it to the outside. There is
a discussion point here. There is a
bit of confusion on the ice. It is
1-1, but the Czech Republic have
been very impressive.
are. The reason they are such a
handful is that they are just as
happy to put three or four towards
the goal line to overload down
there. So for the Swiss, do you
overload down low or separate and
have someone high? The separation
allows the Czechs to move around at
will. There was about a minute and a
half of a tag zone than from the
Czechs, though, and they never to
the net. Martin Erat is just looking
for a little clarification from the
These pucks only get two
minutes of game time. That is part
of the rules. There are freezers
between the penalty boxes and when
two minutes of play have elapsed,
the referees, in the next stoppage,
will have to change them to ensure
that the best possible condition
will always remain. It is important
that they are frozen because if they
are not, they will bounce all over
the place. That is why they need to
be in the freezer.
They use their bodies so well to
keep possession, quite often taking
an impact, but maintaining
possession of the puck at the same
Now Switzerland will have a rare
foray into the offensive zone.
Switzerland will now try and create
their own bit of havoc in the
offensive zone. Erat with a touch,
backhand shot. Good play by Ambuhl.
I don't think it would surprise
anybody if the Swiss were to come
down and score. The Czech Republic
have been controlling the play for
so much of the latter half of the
Mertl gets it down low to
the goal line.
You get the sense
that the Czech needs to put one in
the back of the net behind Jonas
Hiller. The longer this goes, there
is a chance that the Swiss come-down
the other way. It was a hard shot
off the sticker Raphael Diaz, a nice
You mentioned Diaz. It is a
family affair here. His sister is
the head coach of the Swiss team,
who played earlier today. They beat
the unified Korean team 2-0. They
will play off for the fifth and
sixth placed game. That hit the
outside of the net. It sounded
metallic, but it was the outside of
the post rather than the inside.
Switzerland are bit fuzzy in their
own zone. They have not taken the
opportunities that have come their
way, that is why they have invited
There was a perfect
example of that. The puck came to
Thomas Rufenacht and he not strong
enough to clear it.
It is the final day of the group
games in the men's competition. We
then start to move into the knockout
phase. That is when play starts to
get really desperate.
get really desperate. That took a
Jonas didn't see
that at all.
that at all. Only one group so far
has its standings all thing --
Should be a great game
later in the day. Sweden and Finland
will meet one another. Canada
against the hosts, Korea, is the
other game in this group. We are
into the final minutes of the second
period. All this pressure will not
count for anything unless they can
put the puck in the back of the net.
Having ridden out that an than they
had earlier, that was a good
opportunity. They need to ensure
they are a little more clinical in
the offensive zone.
That will do it for the period, and
what a period it was. Czech Republic
opened the scoring. Switzerland then
fought back and had some good
power-play opportunities, but it's
come down to the two goalies in the
second session, who both made very
good saves. Terrific game and they
are all tied up at one.
STUDIO: Tense stuff at the Gangneung
Hockey Centre. The Czech Republic
know that if they win, they will be
straight into the quarterfinals and
avoid that play-off match. If you
want to see the third period of that
match, you can head to the red
button, where it will be live. Night
is falling here in South Korea.
Plenty of sporting excellence still
to come, including the start of the
two-man bobsleigh. But to take you
through all the rest of the
Eilidh Barbour is your host for a busy morning of action from the 2018 Winter Olympics. There is a chance to see what happened in the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle, in which Britain's James Woods is hoping to improve on his fifth place in Sochi four years ago. Britain's women's curlers are also in round-robin action - they take on Sweden in a repeat of the 2017 World Championships bronze medal play-off. Eve Muirhead will be hoping history repeats itself, as her Scottish rink won that game.