BBC Two Day 9: GB in Women's Curling Action Winter Olympics


BBC Two Day 9: GB in Women's Curling Action

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Great Britain 's Izzy Atkin takes

the bronze.

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the bronze.

Elise Christie has

crashed yet again and she ends up in

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a distraught heap on the floor.

Laura Deas has done all she can.

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Lizzy Yarnold wins gold again! Laura

Deas has won bronze as well!

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Deas has won bronze as well!

Well,

we have always caught our breath

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after that incredible day yesterday.

There is no rest at the Winter

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Olympics. We are right back into it.

Good morning from the balcony where

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it is another beautiful day in Peel

Chang and if the last eight days are

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anything to go by, we are in for

another nail-biting day of sporting

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drama. Here is what is coming up in

the next few hours. Eve Muirhead 's

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team have a tough task ahead of them

this morning.

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They take on an unbeaten

Swedish side.

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Can the great Marcel Hirscher

grab his second gold of the Games?

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He goes in the spectacular

Men's Giant Slalom.

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We'll be back on the rink

for more Ice Hockey.

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A win for the Czech Republic over

the Swiss will see them

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through to the semifinals.

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And we'll reflect on an amazing day

for Team GB, we'll have a trio

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of medal-carrying talent with us

on the balcony this morning.

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If you were watching on BBC One you

will have seen the great British

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women are in curling action against

Sweden and we will head straight

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there. We also have giant slalom for

the men with martial inertia going

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for a second goal syrup Young Chang

Ko. Then there's the ice hockey

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deceive the Czech Republic or

Switzerland can make it through to

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the quarterfinals and we will

reflect on what was a incredible day

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in British Winter Olympic history.

Our first medal on skis and our

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first athlete to defend their

Olympic title in first in Britain

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have won two medals in the same

event and the first time they have

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won three Olympic medals on the same

day. It was absolutely breathless

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stuff. We will have all three

medallists from yesterday on the

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balcony today so if you have any

questions for Izzy Atkin, Lizzie

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Yarnold or Laura Deas, get them in

using our hash tag. If you were

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watching on BBC One, the GB women

are in

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curling action. They had three wins

and two defeats on the way into this

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one. It is against Sweden who are

unbeaten here in Pyeongchang and

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have picked up two golds and a

silver in the last three Winter

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Olympics. A really tough test for

Eve Muirhead and her rink and it

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hasn't started particularly well for

the Brits. They are trailing, so let

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us ahead to the Ice Arena and join

our commentary team for the

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remainder of

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our commentary team for the

remainder of that match, it is

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Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram. If

you joined us a few minutes ago it

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was 3-0 to Sweden but they picked up

two in that fourth end. It was an

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opportunity that even had to make a

double takeout. She was left the

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option of the shot by Anna Hassall

baulk and it looked as though we

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might only have the chance to get

one but it was a great shot from Eve

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Muirhead which was good because she

had just missed a double takeout and

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that was why Switzerland picked up a

point. That will have given it a lot

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of confidence.

Yes, she just missed

a double on the other end so to make

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that and lie in two that will have

raced her confidence. A really great

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performance there from Eve because

she played two really good stones in

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the last end to pick up her to

because they were looking at a

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dangerous situation, albeit the

Swedish stones were all at the back

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of the house and they made good use

of the red stones and they did just

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that.

This was always going to be a

tough match with Sweden in such good

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form, winning their first four

matches and they started this match

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just like that.

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just like that. Eve Muirhead getting

Britain back in this match. So

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important to do. They just have to

get past the centre line and Sweden

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have the hammer. Lauren Gray as the

lead.

She needed to be a little bit

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closer to the house. Halfway would

have been good. It is a very high

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God. She will need to keep her head

in the game. We got two and it would

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be nice to force the one there.

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be nice to force the one there.

They

have had three very close matches,

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the Swedish team, they won won

comfortably and they had two that

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went to an extra end. Their last

three matches have only had one shot

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in it at the end. They are four and

zero but it has not been easy.

None

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of these games were ever going to be

easy but it is all about who has the

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patience and who is holding their

nerve and who can hold it right to

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the last end because it can often

come to that last stone of that last

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end.

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end.

These four pretty much live and

train together up in Stirling and

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this Olympic Games, although the

other championships they won gold in

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December and they beat Sweden.

They

beat this team so they know each

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other's game very well and this year

alone I think they have played

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against each other five times and

Eve is winning these three and Anna

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Hasselborg has 12-macro.

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Hasselborg has 12-macro.

Pretty much

a full house with career playing.

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There is a lot of support for them

said there could be some cheers at

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odd times as we watch this match and

concentrate on this one. Korea are

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playing China over on the far side

and Canada have a crunch match

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against Switzerland. A crunch match

for both of those teams really. This

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one is building nicely for Sweden.

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Vicki said there that she prefers

the draw because she knows what the

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weight is. She is going to try and

come on top of this Swedish stones.

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It can come in there and just sit on

top of it. Three would be a nice

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stone.

If you are just getting up to

this on a Sunday morning,

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approaching the halfway point in

this match.

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this match. This one just needs to

get around that front guard. It is a

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long way out there, they will have

to sweep this a lot of it is to get

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close here. A lot of work to do and

malign was good. They worked really

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hard, really hard. Good try. The

second shot is right in line so they

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will take that guard away. The team

with the hammer likes to have a nice

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clear look at the house if they can.

Yes, the girls did a really good job

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getting that one in for the second

shot.

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We are going to see Great Britain

continued to put on some sort of

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guard here.

. With that red is still

there it is tricky for Sweden so Eve

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Muirhead once Anna Sloan to almost

replace the position in terms of on

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the line that that previous guard

was that, much closer to the house.

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You can hear they are shouting

three, that means it is closer to

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the house. It just over curls but

had to. Just over that line. That

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will mean that we can see that.

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Anna Hasselborg just looking at the

angle here and which one she could

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it which one she can go for.

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it which one she can go for. She

will not want to jam anything here.

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This is the weight... She's playing

with a bit more weight there.

I

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think she is actually going for the

shot in the house and she just wants

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to chip it out and that is exactly

what she is done.

I thought it might

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catch the front guard there. I

thought she was going to chip it out

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and I didn't know she would play it

with as much weight as that.

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Confidently done and expertly done.

She has been superb so far. She has

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had a great game so far.

Still

sitting in 97% at the moment.

She

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was a good junior player. The sister

was skip to her first when her

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sister moved out of the junior ranks

and she was a skip as a junior. She

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played vice skipper and she is

probably yes future skip although

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she is only two years younger than

Anna. When she is playing as well as

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that... Can McRae needs to catch a

little bit just to take the weight

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off it. We are going to leave that

sitting out.

Yes, just that

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difference I was speaking about

earlier, that little delicate

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precision weights that you

definitely need to lead them a

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little lighter and let your sweepers

stake the mean for you. The bounds

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there has left us out in the open.

You limit them to one, fair enough

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at the halfway point if you are two

down, you can easily pick up two at

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the next but three down, it is a

long way to go. The Swedish team is

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playing very well. Just catch is

that one a little flush and you

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wanted to roll in the little. There

is a chance there. Is still a chance

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here for evil to maybe lift a couple

and roll across. She really has no

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other option here. She has to clear

something out of the house, damage

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limitation at the moment.

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She had a nice double takeout to

pick up two in the previous end. She

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played two previous shots on

previous to that, when Sweden stole

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one, it was still a good shot from

Eve Muirhead. She could do this by

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anymore. Just maybe half a

centimetre.

Eve is actually trying

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to lift three of these Swedish

yellow stone is out of the house.

If

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possible she is trying to sit and it

looks narrow. She caught it a little

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thin.

It has jammed right in a

narrow position for Sweden.

They

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still have three there.

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still have three there. Eve needs to

be really careful here. Really

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careful. We are only in the fifth

and butter pure shot -- a poor shot

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from Eve Muirhead and we could be in

real trouble.

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Sweden also have to be careful where

they put this stone here because Eve

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were at the possibility of a draw

around and behind them but that is a

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big call for her because she will

be, when she comes to play, facing

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four I should think yellow stones

from Sweden here. They are not

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lifting the pressure at all.

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So, Anna Hasselborg with a great

opportunity here. Look at that. A

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take out is 100% and a draw is 94%.

Just to give you an indication. The

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third and fourth for Sweden have not

missed a thing. Eve Muirhead is

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going to be facing a situation here

with Sweden with four in there.

The

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stone is a little heavy but they are

happy to take it to the very back.

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Keep going, it might go out. It is

going to just hang on at the back.

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Just. They must be worried for a

second there.

Yes, they were, they

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slightly over three that but the

girls who were sweeping called on

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very quickly and decided it was much

safer for them to have it right at

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the back and if they had left in the

back four it was something for Eve

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to freeze too. Even although Sweden

have made an error with that shot,

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Eve still has only, I think, a draw

here.

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They have four in the house. We have

one more stone left. They have got

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another stone. If Eve gets this very

wrong, you could face five.

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So Eve is going to come down the

same side is that stone from

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Hasselborg, but needs to be much

more accurate.

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more accurate.

They really need to

be behind the yellow stone of

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Sweden.

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Sweden.

This needs to be a doozy.

This is an important shot.

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This is an important shot. Where are

not hearing anything.

Eve is not

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saying much.

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That's a great shot. It is tucked in

behind those two stones, one in

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front, one of the top of the four

foot. But she has just seen the line

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and she needs to make this.

That was

a well swept stone. I was worried

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when I didn't hear the girls

shouting.

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Now, it depends how greedy she gets

here.

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here. It has to be moved first of

all. She can't do anything else. It

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is not easy to move it from anything

in front. It's too risky. So she is

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taking a little bit less ice there.

She will have to connect with it to

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move it back. Even if it's only a

two here for Sweden, it increases

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their lead. First and foremost, she

has to connect with the stones.

She

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still has the chance of a four.

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If she gets rid of it completely,

that might be the match. It would be

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7-2. She has changed her mind.

Is

she going to chip that out?

Oh, a

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little look from the team watching.

This is a brave shot.

They can see

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the line better than us, but this is

a brave call.

I think she is

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thinking, if we get this out, it is

match over at 7-2. A massive core

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here from Anna Hasselborg, the

Swedish skip, looking to catch the

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thinnest of edge of this British

stone. She has to miss her own and

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catch the red. And she has missed.

Well! Get out of jail, Great

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Britain. What a shot from Eve

Muirhead. She asked the question,

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and Anna Hasselborg walked into

that, I wouldn't say it was a trap,

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but she missed the chance to pick up

four. It was a risky shots, but it

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means that at the halfway point, we

are tied 3-3 after five ends. If you

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had told me that 60 seconds ago, I

would have laughed at you.

That was

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a real get out of jail free card.

That is a great result in the end

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for Great Britain. That is the

halfway point. It is all tied up.

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STUDIO: A great fightback from Eve

Muirhead in her rink to take it to

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3-3 at the end of the fifth end.

They go for a short break now, so we

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are going to stay on the ice because

in amongst the joy of yesterday,

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there was agony in more ways than

one for Elise Christie. Not only did

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she get penalised as she crashed out

of the 1500m in the short track, but

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she also injured herself. She was

stretchered off the ice and taken to

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hospital. Luckily, the broken bones

for Elise Christie and she has

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released pictures on social media of

her sporting some new footwear.

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Hopefully, that will do the job and

she can be back on the ice for the

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1000m, which is her favoured race.

That starts on Tuesday. We wish her

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all the best in her recovery. After

the drama of the sliding centre

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yesterday, the Brits are back on the

ice today. It is the start of the

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two-man bob. Britain is piloted by

Brad Hall. They have had an

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indifferent start to the training

run, which is pretty much a

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reflection of Britain's history in

the Winter Olympics in the two-man

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bob. The last gold medal came way

back in 1964. This is a little look

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back through the Winter Olympics

archives.

Tony Nash and Robin Dixon.

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I was an athlete once.

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I was an athlete once. In those

days, particularly, I had supreme

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self-confidence. Nothing was going

to happen to Dixon bummer he was all

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right.

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I loved the speed, yes.

This is a

really fast run by the Britons.

That

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was 54 years ago, blimey. Am I the

gold?

-- am I that old? The

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partnership of Tony Nash and Robin

Dixon was built on speed. They were

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to become Britain's only gold

medallists in bobsleigh, but the

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path to the top of the podium wasn't

smooth.

I wasn't scared about it at

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all. It wasn't fast enough to be

that scared. I used to check our

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sled. I would go up with the sled to

the start. I had this thing turned

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over and was looking at it and I

knew that one of the polls had

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broken. That landed us in trouble.

The problem was, with the number of

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people about, we couldn't get to

another poll. But in the course of

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talking about it, the Italian said,

send someone down to the bottom.

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After I had done my run, I will take

the bolt out and you can take it to

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the start.

The people who could help

us out people we were most likely to

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beat, and knew it.

But it was the

gesture of Monte and comradeship and

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sportsmanship, of taking his bolt

out and been prepared to lend it to

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a serious competitor.

I'm ashamed to

say that I would have done something

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different.

Despite the drama, Nash

and Dixon ended day one in the lead.

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But overnight, the weather changed

and the pair found themselves

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slipping down the rankings.

The last

run we did was the slowest of the

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four runs we did. When we got to the

bottom, we thought, we will be in

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third place.

After the race was

apparently over, Tony and I were

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having a coffee in the restaurant at

the bottom of the run and a number

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of our colleagues and friends said,

what are you two BLEEP doing here?

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You have won this race! Get out

there.

They could tell at the

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halfway mark whether we were in

first or second

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first or second or third by the

Times of the people behind us. When

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they came down slower, we knew we

had a medal and then Monte, 11 times

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world champion, couldn't beat us. So

we knew from then on, and the party

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started.

What was it like for you to

look at the Union Jack?

It was the

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fulfilment of an enormous ambition

and no doubt the proudest moment of

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my life.

That didn't go up very

often in the Winter Olympics, and it

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went up for us. It was quite a

moment. And you have worked over the

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years to get there and you can't

take that away.

It took us about 50

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years to get the first one, so I

don't know how long it will take to

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get the second one.

I love those old

archive pictures of the bobsleigh.

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Team GB will get their two-man bob

under way today. The first one is at

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11.05 today. The final runs will be

tomorrow. We are going to head back

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to the curling, but if you fancy

watching the men's cross-country

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relay, that will be on the red

button. Sweden are the two-time

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defending champions. But stick with

us if you want to see what is

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happening in the curling, because

Team GB's women have had an amazing

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fightback over the first half of

this match against one of the big

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favourites, Sweden, so let's head

back and see if they can see out

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this match with Jackie Lockhart and

Steve Cram.

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Yes, it's an exciting match. It is

on a knife edge here, Great Britain

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with a steel. They are in the fifth,

which was handed to them by Anna

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Hasselborg. She went to try and

catch the red stone that was the

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scene there. They could have picked

up four, but they missed and Britain

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got the steal. It was a nice shots

from Eve Muirhead to create that

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situation the end before that. It

has been a good comeback. The

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Swedish team are playing very well,

so I think the beer halfway point

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level, Sweden with the hammer in the

sixth, but they have it all to play

0:27:050:27:09

for.

They are really going to have

to step up the next five ends. We

0:27:090:27:16

have been facing a lot of yellow

Swedish stones out there, but even

0:27:160:27:20

has pulled -- Eve has pulled the

girls out of the bag a couple of

0:27:200:27:26

times.

0:27:260:27:34

times.

Just a quick update

elsewhere. There could be handshakes

0:27:340:27:38

early in the match between Korea and

China. Korea are red hot at the

0:27:380:27:43

moment. They are 10-2 up after five

ends over China. You can't shake

0:27:430:27:50

after six ends, so that might not go

much further. China have the hammer

0:27:500:27:54

in the sixth end. And at the halfway

point in the match between Canada

0:27:540:28:00

and Switzerland, who are way down

the table compared to where they

0:28:000:28:04

would expect to be, that is tied. It

is 4-4.

0:28:040:28:18

So there are nine matches, ten teams

in all in the competition. The top

0:28:220:28:27

four ranked teams go into the

semifinal. That ranking is based on

0:28:270:28:30

your win loss record. If you have a

record and more than two teams are

0:28:300:28:38

tied, the results in the round robin

then come into play, as well as the

0:28:380:28:47

last stone draws, the draw they make

before they start each end to

0:28:470:28:50

determine who has the hammer. If

there are teams tied for the final

0:28:500:28:57

spot when they do the rankings,

there will be a tie-break match to

0:28:570:29:01

break the tie.

0:29:010:29:08

break the tie. Jackie, six wins will

pretty much get you into the

0:29:120:29:17

semifinals. Five wins maiden

0:29:170:29:22

pretty much get you into the

semifinals. Five wins maiden. It can

0:29:220:29:22

knock you out as well, but you would

have a chance of either qualifying

0:29:220:29:27

or at least being in the tie-break.

Great Britain have lost a couple of

0:29:270:29:36

matches they would have expected to

win in the first five, so they have

0:29:360:29:39

three wins, two losses. So this

match is crucial. More so for Great

0:29:390:29:48

Britain and Sweden.

0:29:480:29:59

Britain and Sweden. Vicki Adams and

Anna Sloan have to help Eve Muirhead

0:29:590:30:01

out here.

Yeah, we have started this

end a lot stronger. Sweden, of

0:30:010:30:14

course, with the hammer now, but not

lying quite as well as they were in

0:30:140:30:17

the last end.

They started the last

end really well. They always had two

0:30:170:30:23

or three in the house. Without any

British stones in there. They are

0:30:230:30:31

just getting rid of the centre

guard.

0:30:310:30:38

Agnes Knochenhauer is playing

second. Anna Sloan actually played a

0:30:420:30:49

couple of nice shots in the previous

end to try and help out. It seems

0:30:490:30:55

that even when Britain have played a

good shot it is matched or bettered

0:30:550:31:00

by Sweden.

Little bit higher here.

It is coming. I thought it might jam

0:31:000:31:05

on the back one but it was well

controlled.

0:31:050:31:12

controlled.

Sara McManus hasn't

missed anything really. It is just a

0:31:120:31:21

couple of errant shots from the skip

over the last couple of ends that

0:31:210:31:25

has allowed Britain to get

themselves back in it. Take outs

0:31:250:31:32

100% Sara McManus. Looking for a

double takeout here.

0:31:320:31:43

double takeout here.

She is going to

keep her record at the moment.

She

0:31:430:31:46

has been marvellous, really good.

0:31:460:31:51

Sweden with this great record at the

Olympic Games.

0:31:570:32:04

Olympic Games. They have had two

gold medals in silver last time with

0:32:050:32:09

a different team and then team here.

One of the medal favourites. It has

0:32:090:32:17

to be said, along with Great

Britain. Let us not forget that. It

0:32:170:32:20

is not as though these teams are

considerably better than us. Great

0:32:200:32:23

Britain are definitely one of the

favourites here, bronze last time

0:32:230:32:28

around. Anna Sloan, that was almost

right. It rolled a little further

0:32:280:32:33

than she wanted.

Yes, she wanted to

get that on the nose and get the

0:32:330:32:37

separation there but she was a

little light. She got an edge and it

0:32:370:32:41

rolled across so this is an

opportunity now for Sweden to coming

0:32:410:32:47

to these stones, sit high of them,

and use them as protection.

0:32:470:32:57

I think from this point in, don't

give away two or three, or three or

0:32:570:33:04

anything silly, keep close to Sweden

here. When you get the last two or

0:33:040:33:08

three ends anything can happen.

That

is another nice shot there from Sara

0:33:080:33:16

McManus.

0:33:160:33:23

. Can't see anything, I don't think.

She is just asking whether she can

0:33:260:33:29

see that stone. Just wondering

whether she might be able to pick

0:33:290:33:32

it. It is going to be a tight shot.

I don't think so.

These are the

0:33:320:33:39

shots you have got to make if you

want to pick up your two. Great

0:33:390:33:45

Britain are now going to try and

drive that yellow across the face of

0:33:450:33:54

it and threw between the two read

some roll out the other yellow to

0:33:540:33:58

the other side.

Eve Muirhead has

made some really good shots over the

0:33:580:34:06

last couple of ends. So unlucky back

in the third end. She is watching

0:34:060:34:20

this intently and they won't be too

far away, this one. What a shot. A

0:34:200:34:27

wonderful shot from Eve Muirhead. It

looks good all the way down and that

0:34:270:34:31

has ended up brilliantly... In a

brilliant position there. The two

0:34:310:34:36

stone still sitting there and it

squeezed the Swedish stone through

0:34:360:34:40

the gap and just caught enough of it

and the British stone sitting out

0:34:400:34:43

front as well. All of that helps.

Two stone is left for Sweden,

0:34:430:34:49

however Eve Muirhead still has one

to come as well.

She has been

0:34:490:34:54

playing, the last few shots she has

played very well. She is making

0:34:540:34:58

every shot at the moment.

You see on

the team stats that certainly on the

0:34:580:35:05

draw is that Sweden are doing much

better than Great Britain. I think

0:35:050:35:09

that is more when there was two or

three early on from Vicky and Anna

0:35:090:35:14

and Eve missed one early on. These

stats won't matter so much if this

0:35:140:35:22

score stays in Britain 's favour.

Well, ends up in Britain 's favour,

0:35:220:35:32

we won't worry about how the stats

look. It won't change the match.

0:35:320:35:39

Anna Hasselborg is testing her draw

weight here. Broome

they where we

0:35:390:35:48

want any bounce here, just sit on

it.

That just knocks the British

0:35:480:35:54

stone touch.

It is a nice attempt

but he's still have the opportunity

0:35:540:36:00

here of catching the right-hand side

of it as we see it and chipping it

0:36:000:36:03

out.

If they give up the one here or

you would probably look at the

0:36:030:36:10

situation you were in three ends ago

and say you have the hammer back and

0:36:100:36:13

we are one behind. It would be a

testimony to how well they have

0:36:130:36:18

played in the last few ends,

certainly for Eve Muirhead. However,

0:36:180:36:24

she has to make this.

0:36:240:36:29

she has to make this. She looks a

little worried this time. Too late

0:36:340:36:39

to sweep. She has done well. Done

very well indeed, Eve Muirhead. She

0:36:390:36:47

played some nice shots. Robredo last

five or six stones have been

0:36:470:36:51

excellent so Eve Muirhead leaving no

option there. If she can blank this,

0:36:510:37:00

of course. She certainly could take

one if she wanted but stopping them

0:37:000:37:09

scoring two was the first job.

It

was, and that was a really good end

0:37:090:37:14

there from Great Britain.

0:37:140:37:19

there from Great Britain.

If she

doesn't get this right she could jam

0:37:200:37:23

this. There was a red sitting there

just at the back.

She is just going

0:37:230:37:28

to play a draw.

I wondered if they

would be thinking about that read at

0:37:280:37:35

the back. Tier I wondered if she

might try and chip it out and go for

0:37:350:37:39

a blank end but it was really too

difficult so she has just chosen to

0:37:390:37:42

do the right thing and draw it for

our one. So, Sweden leave -- lead is

0:37:420:37:53

now, 4-3, however, that is almost a

mod or a victory for Great Britain

0:37:530:37:57

there, they have clawed their way

back into this, they will have the

0:37:570:38:01

hammer in the next end and there is

only one shot if it and Sweden are

0:38:010:38:04

leading it so it will be a really

tight affair you get the feeling

0:38:040:38:07

between now and the 10 cents. After

six Great Britain Trail by one.

0:38:070:38:17

I can tell you that over on sheet D,

this matches being played on Bay. No

0:38:240:38:32

worries on sheet a today. Always

there are some teams that are not

0:38:320:38:38

playing in the Round Robin scenario.

There are ten teams. Korea are 10-2

0:38:380:38:48

up against China. After six ends

China can decide to walk off if they

0:38:480:38:57

want to. They do have the hammer in

the sick so we will see how that is

0:38:570:39:00

progressing. It is still 4-4 in the

sixth end between Canada and

0:39:000:39:06

Switzerland.

0:39:060:39:14

Switzerland. This is Sofia Mabergs.

She is the lead for Sweden. We

0:39:140:39:22

haven't talked about her because all

the action has been at the backend,

0:39:220:39:27

if you like, at each end but it is

important that the lead also sets it

0:39:270:39:32

up nicely.

0:39:320:39:41

You never quite know what even

thinking, do you? She has learned to

0:39:470:39:53

try and control those emotions that

were so prevalent in her early

0:39:530:39:56

career. She has been in this

situation, of course, it is her

0:39:560:40:03

third Olympics, multiple World

Championships and European

0:40:030:40:06

Championships, not to mention the

tour. She has been under the

0:40:060:40:11

spotlight for so much of her career.

Yes, and I think they have brought

0:40:110:40:17

in a sports psychologist to use in

the last couple of years and I think

0:40:170:40:21

that is probably one of the things

that she has done. She has said that

0:40:210:40:25

sometimes out on the ice you wear

your heart on your sleeve and you

0:40:250:40:29

can show your emotions and as much

as you don't want to lose the

0:40:290:40:32

aggression and the emotion that you

have got, it is how you control it

0:40:320:40:36

and manage it and I definitely see a

more professional side of her. She

0:40:360:40:42

showed a little bit of it yesterday

but today, this game could have been

0:40:420:40:45

way different to 4-3 at the moment

if Sweden had made a couple of their

0:40:450:40:50

shots, and I am sure Eve was feeling

they were not quite in it but they

0:40:500:40:55

are in it and she has changed

attitude and they are going to keep

0:40:550:40:57

digging here.

With the hammer here

they obviously still need to

0:40:570:41:02

concentrate, like you said, even

though you think you have done well,

0:41:020:41:07

you can't think about that and you

are still up against and you are one

0:41:070:41:10

down and you have the hammer in the

odd ends and they have the mini even

0:41:100:41:13

ends and that is never the best

position to be in. It may well

0:41:130:41:16

change, of course. A nice hit and

roll played by Sofia Mabergs. Lauren

0:41:160:41:26

Gray is trying to follow here.

She

has to get past that top guard.

Even

0:41:260:41:37

saying they are past it, keep on it

and they did. Nicely done.

0:41:370:41:50

and they did. Nicely done. China

actually picked up two in that six,

0:41:500:41:52

then, so they decided that gave them

enough encouragement to keep going

0:41:520:41:56

so 10- for that match. We would have

known if it had ended because the

0:41:560:42:02

cheers would have been ringing

around the arena here. Doing a quick

0:42:020:42:08

estimate we reckon more than 50,000

people have watched curling so far

0:42:080:42:12

at the Winter Olympics here in this

arena, the Guiyang curling arena and

0:42:120:42:21

we still have a few days to go.

We

have been very lucky to have great

0:42:210:42:27

crowds here in the Ice Arena, at the

curling rink. It certainly adds to

0:42:270:42:34

the atmosphere. The players also

like the full arenas and the

0:42:340:42:38

atmosphere around about them.

Yesterday there was a chance going,

0:42:380:42:50

which is good. I know it is not

normal in curling unnecessarily. You

0:42:500:42:56

played a lot in Canada where they

are a bit more boisterous but it is

0:42:560:42:59

usually quite polite and calm.

I am

not sure that the crowds who

0:42:590:43:05

actually curlers themselves so there

are or to cheers at the wrong time

0:43:050:43:08

but they have actually been very

respectful of the players down on

0:43:080:43:11

the ice.

0:43:110:43:20

the ice. The girls, Vicky, deciding

to change their minds here and clear

0:43:200:43:24

the guard. I think this is a really

good call because at the end of the

0:43:240:43:32

day that God will be the one that is

a danger to them, especially when

0:43:320:43:35

they have got the hammer.

0:43:350:43:39

They just caught it. Nicely done by

Vicki Adams.

0:43:440:43:52

Vicki Adams. If you are just getting

up on a Sunday morning, it is

0:43:530:44:00

Sunday, isn't it? Just checking!

Yes.

I think it is, yes.

You keep

0:44:000:44:07

losing track.

Everyday is a Saturday

at the moment expect

what about a

0:44:070:44:12

day to start your Saturday than a

bit of -- Sunday than a bit of

0:44:120:44:17

curling. Ease yourself into the day.

Hopefully this British team will get

0:44:170:44:22

the victory here against Sweden. The

men had a great battle against

0:44:220:44:29

Sweden, didn't they, in their Round

Robin. To be fair the Swedish

0:44:290:44:38

Robin. To be fair the Swedish men's

team is doing incredibly well.

Yes,

0:44:380:44:42

they are outstanding.

I was reading

the Anna Hasselborg made her

0:44:420:44:46

international debut in the European

mixed event back in 2008 with

0:44:460:44:52

Nicholas Dean.

. Oh.

It wasn't mixed

doubles, it was the open mixed

0:44:520:45:02

Championships.

I think also Anna

Hasselborg in Eve Muirhead met way

0:45:020:45:09

back in 2009 in the junior event so

they have played against each other

0:45:090:45:17

for a very long time now.

They are

about the same age and I think Anna

0:45:170:45:23

Hasselborg is maybe one year older.

0:45:230:45:29

Not enough to take that out of the

house. But she has moved it out of

0:45:330:45:40

shot position. An opportunity here

for Sweden to come back, tap that

0:45:400:45:49

red read out of the house. But they

shouldn't cause us any trouble if we

0:45:490:45:59

can get our stones in front of them.

0:45:590:46:07

She's missed nothing, Sara McManus.

She's played very well. Stats still

0:46:170:46:26

sitting at 98%. I am sure she would

be wishing she had thrown the last

0:46:260:46:30

rock.

0:46:300:46:35

The girls wanted to take that yellow

stone of the centre bummer because

0:46:570:47:00

that was going to be a danger to

them. And when you have the hammer,

0:47:000:47:05

you want to keep the four foot open.

So she hasn't hit it that good and

0:47:050:47:12

now Sweden are going to come around

behind the.

0:47:120:47:18

She looked a little anxious there

for the first time. She has normally

0:47:270:47:30

been very happy with delivery. I'm

not sure she has much to worry

0:47:300:47:36

about.

0:47:360:47:45

about. A nice stone.

They could have

afforded to take two stones more.

A

0:47:450:47:53

bit of a story developing on the

next sheet because Switzerland are

0:47:530:47:57

leading Canada 7-4, with still four

ends to go. That is as much of a

0:47:570:48:04

crunch match as this is for Great

Britain. A defeat for either of

0:48:040:48:07

those two teams makes it very

difficult for them to have

0:48:070:48:11

qualification in their own hands.

Great Britain play Canada in their

0:48:110:48:17

final match. They are one of the

gold medal favourites.

0:48:170:48:27

gold medal favourites.

That is a

nice result, getting rid of these

0:48:270:48:32

two back stones.

0:48:320:48:42

two back stones.

Just catches enough

of it.

0:48:420:48:53

Just listening to those two chatting

away. They are discussing what they

0:49:010:49:09

think Hasselborg is going to do. Eve

would love to have even the chance

0:49:090:49:17

of making her two to get the

advantage back. Tied up would be the

0:49:170:49:27

minimum.

0:49:270:49:37

Anna Hasselborg is not quite

finishing off the shots as she would

0:49:420:49:47

want to.

That is why we are in this

situation. She hasn't played

0:49:470:49:51

anything terrible, it has just not

been sticking when she has wanted to

0:49:510:49:56

stick. It has rolled a couple of

times.

0:49:560:50:08

Again, a glimmer of an opportunity

for Eve Muirhead.

0:50:160:50:23

for Eve Muirhead.

She wants to

remove this back yellow but she

0:50:240:50:26

wants to make sure she stays in the

house.

0:50:260:50:33

house. It is going to go to a blank

end. That is a great result for us,

0:50:350:50:39

because we can carry over the hammer

into the eighth end and try and get

0:50:390:50:43

a score of two in the eighth end.

The even end that you want to get

0:50:430:50:50

your hammer on.

The other option for

Hasselborg would be to make Eve take

0:50:500:50:58

two here and keep the hammer for

Sweden in the eighth and tenth.

0:50:580:51:04

Great Britain would be leading.

You're right, she's going to remove

0:51:040:51:15

this British stone. That would

result in a blank end. She's maybe

0:51:150:51:19

thinking, if I can make Eve Muirhead

make a mistake, there is a chance

0:51:190:51:24

that that happens. The mistake here

would be for Eve Muirhead to hit

0:51:240:51:31

this stone in such a way that she

stayed in the house and took her

0:51:310:51:34

one. She doesn't want to do that.

She wants to take the Swedish stones

0:51:340:51:40

out, but also leave the house with

her own stone.

0:51:400:51:47

her own stone. The black the end

means they carry the last stone

0:51:480:51:52

advantage into the eighth end, and

that could be a crucial eighth end.

0:51:520:52:00

It's fair to say that there has been

a momentum shift towards Great

0:52:060:52:12

Britain, even though we are still

one down. There is work to be done.

0:52:120:52:19

But when you are one down with three

to play and you have the hammer in

0:52:190:52:23

the eighth and tenth, you wouldn't

be too disappointed to be in that

0:52:230:52:27

position, particularly with what

they were facing when it was 3-2 and

0:52:270:52:34

there were four Swedish stones

sitting in the house. This is much

0:52:340:52:39

better, and they are playing better.

Yeah, we are in a good position. I

0:52:390:52:45

think the girls are glad they are

back in it. This is definitely there

0:52:450:52:51

is for the taking.

Eve has done

well. She has pulled the team

0:52:510:52:59

together. She has used her

shotmaking to set the example.

0:52:590:53:05

Curling is never just about the

skips, but the skipper has all of

0:53:050:53:08

the big shots, the crucial shots to

make. And the difference in the last

0:53:080:53:13

few ends, the third and was the one

where we got the steal, I think that

0:53:130:53:27

was a bad decision from Hasselborg.

Yeah, because she came down the end

0:53:270:53:37

and then decided she saw a different

shot and went up and changed her

0:53:370:53:40

mind.

0:53:400:53:48

mind.

But strategy would say, if you

make the shot, it's the right call,

0:53:480:53:52

if you don't make the shot, it's the

wrong call. Let's see if we can

0:53:520:53:57

build on this end. To pick up a two

would be really good for Great

0:53:570:54:02

Britain.

0:54:020:54:09

Britain. Nice corner guard from

Lauren Gray, the sister of our

0:54:090:54:12

co-commentator Logan Gray, who has

the afternoon off today.

But he is

0:54:120:54:21

here, watching.

He is in the

audience, supporting his sister.

0:54:210:54:32

audience, supporting his sister. She

has had a great start to this

0:54:320:54:34

competition. She has set up Eve

well. Gain the masses of experience

0:54:340:54:41

being the fifth man for Eve back in

Sochi, 2014.

0:54:410:54:50

Sochi, 2014. She didn't join the

team straight after Sochi. She went

0:54:500:54:53

away and did her own thing and then

a year later, she got the call from

0:54:530:54:58

the girls to come back and join the

team and they have been together now

0:54:580:55:02

for the last couple of years.

0:55:020:55:10

for the last couple of years.

The

Swedish team are similar.

0:55:120:55:18

Sofia Mabergs only started to play

in 2015-16, but since then they have

0:55:230:55:30

done well. Silver medal in the 2016

European Championships. Eve had gone

0:55:300:55:36

all the way through the round robin

and though they were beaten by

0:55:360:55:41

Russia in the semifinal and Russia

went on to win the gold medal. Under

0:55:410:55:48

OAR, as they are here, are not

having a great competition.

That is

0:55:480:55:54

a bit unfortunate. They were trying

to get the shot in the house. She

0:55:540:56:01

has kept a shooter in the house.

That Swedish stone could be in a

0:56:010:56:12

tricky position.

0:56:120:56:17

tricky position. Knochenhauer said

her nickname is

0:56:200:56:29

her nickname is Aggie, given to her

by her Scottish friends. Was it you?

0:56:290:56:33

No. They are a lucky bunch of girls.

All of these teams down here play

0:56:330:56:39

each other in the world to all of

the time, so there are great

0:56:390:56:43

friendships across the curling

world. But when they get on the ice,

0:56:430:56:47

everybody is desperate for that win.

She was the alternate, this same as

0:56:470:57:03

Lauren, in Sochi.

0:57:030:57:08

Lauren, in Sochi. We keep talking

about the alternate. It is not just

0:57:120:57:18

the kind of substitute. They rarely

get used in that way. Something has

0:57:180:57:21

to go horribly wrong if you have to

bring your alternate on to play.

The

0:57:210:57:26

alternate has a huge role to play in

this team. Throughout their

0:57:260:57:31

training, they will practise to play

in every position, because they

0:57:310:57:34

could be called on to cover the

lead, the second, the third, even

0:57:340:57:39

the skipper. So they practise all

the positions throughout the season

0:57:390:57:44

they will play. But when they come

to this competition, it is the team

0:57:440:57:49

themselves that will play. The main

role of the alternate is, at night

0:57:490:57:53

time they come on and they practise

and they throw the stones on the

0:57:530:57:57

sheet you will play in. So they

match the stones for the team. They

0:57:570:58:02

are also therefore support and

guidance and making sure everybody

0:58:020:58:05

has everything they need.

0:58:050:58:12

has everything they need. They are

also spotting the other players that

0:58:130:58:14

they are going to be facing in the

next game and checking the stones

0:58:140:58:18

that they play.

0:58:180:58:23

that they play.

So far, they are not

getting the stones to stay in

0:58:280:58:31

exactly the place they want them to

hear. Eve Muirhead is seeing if she

0:58:310:58:36

can get one to hit and rolling

behind the yellow.

0:58:360:58:45

That was a bit flush. It does remove

the back one.

0:59:070:59:14

the back one. China continues to

hang on. They have stolen one in the

0:59:190:59:27

seventh, so the 10-5 against Korea.

That is why it has gone quiet here.

0:59:270:59:32

I wouldn't worry too much if I were

the Korean supporters. 10-5 with

0:59:320:59:38

three to go.

China are hanging on by

their fingernails at the moment.

0:59:380:59:48

So Scotland's... Apologies!

You do

that once a day!

I keep getting away

0:59:540:59:58

with saying that, because all of

these girls are from Scotland, but

0:59:581:00:03

they were selected for GB team. The

whole of the UK can put forward an

1:00:031:00:13

approval to try and play for the

Great Britain team. But all of these

1:00:131:00:20

girls selected for their match and

performance. Where are facing three

1:00:201:00:26

Swedish stones here, but if we get a

nice hit and roll, just like that,

1:00:261:00:31

that helps set us up.

1:00:311:00:38

It will still be visible, I think,

to Sweden but that was a great

1:00:391:00:43

attempt there.

Just having a quick

look. What ever shot was available

1:00:431:00:50

for Sarah McManus, I would be

backing her to make it, she has been

1:00:501:00:54

absolutely superb year. She

1:00:541:01:02

absolutely superb year. She is 26.

She has played with Anna Hasselborg

1:01:021:01:05

Agnes Knochenhauer since the junior

days. Now, how she got this right?

1:01:051:01:12

They are working hard, really hard.

Scraped by. Again.

That was very,

1:01:121:01:21

very close there. Well swept by the

girls.

Yes... The point is, that is

1:01:211:01:30

what you play for. To make that shot

like that she has got to be that

1:01:301:01:34

close to the guard. It is risky and

that is why they are sweeping. She

1:01:341:01:42

yet again plays a great shot for

Sweden.

Still a great opportunity

1:01:421:01:48

for us if we can pull one in round

behind the two yellow cards. We

1:01:481:01:54

really need it to be heading.

Just

has to settle down here, just got to

1:01:541:02:01

settle down. It is trying hard to

pull. Once it has passed that line,

1:02:011:02:10

it just lies shot. They might try

and coming closer.

1:02:101:02:23

and coming closer. Anna Sloan 's

four draws of 44% accuracy, she

1:02:251:02:29

won't want to see that. Take outs

have been very good, but look at the

1:02:291:02:33

figures McManus there. She is

probably thinking, why are we not

1:02:331:02:40

winning this about 6-2 because,

goodness me, I set the skip up.

1:02:401:02:49

Tiny, tiny little margins of error

has made the difference. Anna

1:02:491:02:54

Hasselborg is going to have to come

in here with a draw and sit just on

1:02:541:03:01

top of the GB read that Anna Sloan

played.

1:03:011:03:12

This is where she can be very, very

good but just a couple of her shots,

1:03:131:03:17

she hasn't played any real shockers,

but it is just becoming a little bit

1:03:171:03:23

more difficult for the Swedish skip

to find the correct placement. This

1:03:231:03:27

one has got a chance.

This one has

pulling up. Does she have enough

1:03:271:03:32

weight to keep it going right to the

back? Again that was a great sweep

1:03:321:03:37

there by her team. Eve Muirhead is

just going to have to follow that

1:03:371:03:43

and do a similar shot.

She's just

looking for the right amount of ice

1:03:431:03:49

there.

1:03:491:03:53

there.

I often wonder how these two

skips mentally match up each other

1:03:561:04:04

against each other. They have played

each other many times and what I

1:04:041:04:07

have seen is quite often evil have

the upper hand. It may not always

1:04:071:04:12

look like it in the game but

mentally I think sometimes Amer

1:04:121:04:16

thinks it is evil and she has lost a

few times to her and she kind of

1:04:161:04:20

keeps doing that.

I think, Eve,

since the fast few ends has played

1:04:201:04:30

really well and, as we keep saying,

although Anna Hasselborg has played

1:04:301:04:38

decent shots, just when it comes to

the last shot she is not quite

1:04:381:04:41

getting it when she wants it and she

gives Eve the opportunity and I

1:04:411:04:45

think it was an error of judgment

which went on at four but

1:04:451:04:49

nonetheless she is forced into those

situations and it was a great shot

1:04:491:04:53

by Eve before that and here she is

going to tap that back. They are

1:04:531:04:59

lying shot. That is in a very good

position in Eve Muirhead. Not so

1:04:591:05:03

easy to move it.

1:05:031:05:11

easy to move it.

Yes, Eve is playing

some really wonderful shots here.

I

1:05:111:05:15

am not sure how she can move it. She

has one stone left, the Swedish

1:05:151:05:20

skip, Great Britain would love to

get the two here, and Eve Muirhead

1:05:201:05:26

finding her format just the right

time. A of work still to be done

1:05:261:05:31

here so the Swedish team are all

coming to see. It is one thing

1:05:311:05:37

knowing where you want to hit it but

it is another thing making the shot.

1:05:371:05:43

They think they can spring this. It

is fairly skinny again, very tight.

1:05:431:05:50

She doesn't see much of it. It is a

big call and if she doesn't catch

1:05:501:05:54

enough of it all she will do is jam

it.

If she catches... And think she

1:05:541:06:01

is probably thinking, I am more

likely to get it thin than heavy and

1:06:011:06:04

if I do get it then it is a good

shot. If I don't catch too much of

1:06:041:06:09

it it will jam but the other issue

is that if she misses it altogether

1:06:091:06:13

she will go straight through. Anna

Hasselborg then, trying to prevent

1:06:131:06:20

Britain having the chance of two

here. It has got a chance, it has

1:06:201:06:28

got a chance. She has played a great

shot. She played a very, very good

1:06:281:06:36

shot. It worked out perfectly well.

She now forces Great Britain to take

1:06:361:06:41

the one.

Yes, stones in the house in

Eve Muirhead is going to have to

1:06:411:06:48

come in and tie this up. Not quite

what we wanted but Britain will

1:06:481:06:53

still have the hammer in the final

end.

That will be a little boost

1:06:531:06:59

therefore Anna Hasselborg. That will

of made up for the shot that she

1:06:591:07:02

wanted to check out a couple of

errands ago and she would just have

1:07:021:07:06

given herself a little added

confidence to say, I have done it, I

1:07:061:07:09

am back in form.

She had more room

for error there but on the other

1:07:091:07:14

shot but nevertheless she made it

and did it well. It would be great

1:07:141:07:18

if that first shot from Eve had

frozen right on top of that stone,

1:07:181:07:26

there was just enough room. Eve

Muirhead is going in here thought

1:07:261:07:30

the forefoot, hopefully.

Were

controlled by the girls, we just

1:07:301:07:35

need to stop short in the house and

pick up one. Lovely stone.

Another

1:07:351:07:43

good end from Great Britain and it

almost worked out exactly as they

1:07:431:07:47

wanted the two but a great shot from

the Swedish skip limits Great

1:07:471:07:51

Britain to just the once over

matches all tied up again at 4-4

1:07:511:07:55

after eight and is. Sweden with the

hammer in the ninth.

1:07:551:08:01

Well, you can see the other matches

as well. There was a bit of a chat

1:08:061:08:10

going on in this one between the

British girls in the Swedish team

1:08:101:08:15

are also getting together before

they head down. The two skips will

1:08:151:08:20

head down to the far end. Canada did

Paul two back so it is 7-6 on that

1:08:201:08:25

one is far from over. Switzerland

have the hammer in the eighth in

1:08:251:08:29

that one. China are still trying to

keep their match going to stay alive

1:08:291:08:36

in the match against Korea, the

hosts. It is 10-5 and Korea have the

1:08:361:08:41

hammer in the eighth.

1:08:411:08:44

Here we go. Lauren Gray, leading the

way. The script is that if you want

1:08:511:09:00

to win this you really have to win

it in the tent. If you don't win in

1:09:001:09:04

the tent, if you tie it in the

tenth, then you go to an extra end

1:09:041:09:08

and Sweden would have the hammer in

the extra end and you don't we want

1:09:081:09:11

that to happen so the plan would be

to limit Sweden to one here and

1:09:111:09:16

maybe even get the steel but you

limit them to one and you hopefully

1:09:161:09:22

have a chance of two in the final

end. I think essentially you play

1:09:221:09:27

the stone is the way they are and

you have to be aware of that and the

1:09:271:09:31

situation that you are in that you

are tied up here. Two steals and you

1:09:311:09:40

win it. There are all sorts of

commutations.

Yes, plenty of

1:09:401:09:45

permutations. Sweden are choosing to

draw one into the house, put it in

1:09:451:09:53

the back of the house. Yes, they

will be quite happy for it to just

1:09:531:09:59

it there. Of course, we don't have

the hammer here so we will try

1:09:591:10:06

desperately hard to block up the

front.

1:10:061:10:12

Well you can hear applause because

the match has finally finished

1:10:311:10:35

between Korea and China. Korea have

picked up two and closed it out 12-5

1:10:351:10:40

and they are now sitting in a great

position in the round robin and

1:10:401:10:44

Great Britain have three wins and

two losses they really want to close

1:10:441:10:48

this one out against Sweden. It has

been a great match, a really good

1:10:481:10:52

match with good play and Sweden in

particular have been making the

1:10:521:10:56

shots. But Great Britain it has been

Eve Muirhead who has been keeping

1:10:561:11:00

the team going and keeping them in

this match. I hope they don't all go

1:11:001:11:09

home.

I think they might.

They will

get in the queue at the store.

Yes,

1:11:091:11:19

this Olympic Games, the park has

been very busy. Huge queues for the

1:11:191:11:26

food in the souvenir tents.

Two

hours we reckon.

And all the free

1:11:261:11:32

areas you can go into, it has been

very well attended.

1:11:321:11:39

very well attended.

The Korean team

you can see in the background are

1:11:401:11:42

just acknowledging the cheers from

their supporters. Plenty of them in

1:11:421:11:46

here. It might just empty out a

little bits are the guys have to

1:11:461:11:50

concentrate. A lot of activity in

the stands.

1:11:501:12:02

the stands.

This one looks a little

heavy but the weight comes off it

1:12:021:12:05

and we will get a bigger poll. Just

need it to sit.

1:12:051:12:14

need it to sit.

Just hangs on. That

might be significant later. I am not

1:12:181:12:25

sure how long it will stay there.

Sweden are going to take this front

1:12:251:12:28

Gardos. -- guard off. Agnes

Knochenhauer.

1:12:281:12:41

If you were not with us early on, I

was remarking on the fact that the

1:12:471:12:57

two of them on a Agnes Knochenhauer

and Anna Hasselborg have exactly the

1:12:571:13:02

same birthday, to the day and year,

so they have played with each other

1:13:021:13:09

since junior days and this is a

really well drilled team and a team

1:13:091:13:17

on the form that they are showing at

the moment that anybody is going to

1:13:171:13:20

have a job to beat them so no

surprise that Britain are having a

1:13:201:13:23

fight here.

1:13:231:13:30

fight here.

Yes, this is the first

of several tough games that Great

1:13:301:13:33

Britain have got to face in the

latter stages of this Olympic games.

1:13:331:13:42

Oh, we just bounced off. Only wanted

to sit on the nose about one, no

1:13:421:13:47

bounds, so she can't remove it. --

really wanted to sit on the nose of

1:13:471:13:56

that one, no bounce, so she can't

remove it.

Agnes Knochenhauer is

1:13:561:14:03

doing all right with the take outs.

She has been struggling with draw

1:14:031:14:07

weight.

1:14:071:14:13

You can see where she wants it to

go.

I think that is what I like

1:14:261:14:32

about the television coverage of

this game, you get almost get up

1:14:321:14:36

close and personal with the players

and you can hear them speaking to

1:14:361:14:38

one another. No idea what they are

saying though because I am not very

1:14:381:14:44

good with my Swedish! But the

strategy of the game is something

1:14:441:14:49

that we do know and these girls were

just wanting to check if they hit it

1:14:491:14:54

here, where will go? If I catch this

one, what will happen with Matt

this

1:14:541:14:58

might just be a flush.

Just looking

for a tiny bit of rollover, which

1:14:581:15:07

she does get.

Eve Muirhead has the

chance. Why would she just want to

1:15:071:15:11

tap into the back of the four foot,

just so they can come in on top of

1:15:111:15:16

it? Gimmickry yes, Swedish stones in

the back four so at some point she

1:15:161:15:21

can come in a freeze on them and

make it very difficult for Sweden to

1:15:211:15:24

pick up their two. Potentially even

though we might

have to try for a

1:15:241:15:31

steel here and I know that gives the

opposition the hammer in the next

1:15:311:15:35

end but you really have to battle

hard to try and stop them from

1:15:351:15:38

getting the two.

1:15:381:15:43

You don't want to bounce off it,

though. This is going to roll off.

1:15:461:15:55

She has done OK, though. They will

be something we can perhaps use. It

1:15:551:16:04

is creating options for yourself.

1:16:041:16:14

is creating options for yourself.

It

is obvious that it is making Sweden

1:16:141:16:16

think as well. It is not

straightforward. They will

1:16:161:16:21

desperately want their two here.

Both teams have a time-out which

1:16:211:16:24

they can take. In the match on the

sheet next to this one, Switzerland

1:16:241:16:29

did pick up only one. There are two

ends to go and they lead 8-6. They

1:16:291:16:37

will not be that disappointed about

that, but Canada have the hammer in

1:16:371:16:41

the ninth end. And if Canada were to

lose four of their first five

1:16:411:16:48

matches, well... That would be a

major shock in this curling

1:16:481:16:54

competition.

1:16:541:17:02

competition. Rachel Homan is their

skip.

1:17:031:17:07

skip. She had Eve Muirhead and Anna

Hasselborg all know each other very

1:17:091:17:11

well indeed.

1:17:111:17:16

well indeed. This generation of

skips all know each other incredibly

1:17:191:17:21

well.

1:17:211:17:26

well.

I saw Maria Prytz coming out

there. She is the coach for Anna

1:17:281:17:37

Hasselborg and an international

player herself.

What would she be

1:17:371:17:42

wanting to do? You are trying to get

your two. You are sitting on three

1:17:421:17:47

at the moment, but that is not so

relevant to how things end up.

The

1:17:471:17:54

worry is that if they hit the red,

there is a huge opportunity for

1:17:541:17:58

Great Britain to them coming behind

them.

1:17:581:18:06

them. You are leaving yourself a

difficult shot.

1:18:061:18:15

difficult shot. Do you free up the

four foot?

1:18:151:18:22

four foot? They will definitely know

that Eve is now playing a much

1:18:221:18:26

better game and she is more likely

to pull off a good shot. So that is

1:18:261:18:31

at the back of their mind as well.

If you haven't got any plans later

1:18:311:18:39

today, there is also lots going on

in the Winter Olympics. The men are

1:18:391:18:44

back in action. They are play Italy

tonight. Although it doesn't look

1:18:441:18:50

good that they have only won two and

lost three, the fact that they have

1:18:501:18:55

played Canada, Sweden and

Switzerland, the three top teams in

1:18:551:18:57

the table at the moment, in those

first four matches, most teams will

1:18:571:19:03

end up with a record that's as three

losses against those three teams. So

1:19:031:19:09

there is still everything to play

for further British men.

Yeah, the

1:19:091:19:15

boys had a tough time. That is Peter

Lindholm, the national Swedish

1:19:151:19:23

coach. The boys had a tough start to

this draw. To come out of it with

1:19:231:19:30

two and two was always going to be a

bonus, so they just have to carry

1:19:301:19:34

that momentum through and win what

we would classify as some of the

1:19:341:19:38

easier games, but none of them are

here, because there are many teams

1:19:381:19:42

beating each other. But they have a

huge chance. Anna Hasselborg is

1:19:421:19:50

hoping to get her team to a little

hit.

1:19:501:19:59

hit. Eve is facing four stones here.

She doesn't have the hammer. What

1:19:591:20:03

does she do? She has been in this

situation before where she played an

1:20:031:20:10

outstanding draw.

1:20:101:20:20

outstanding draw.

You said if they

nosed that, to come in behind those

1:20:201:20:24

two?

1:20:241:20:29

two?

Eve will persevere with tapping

these yellows back, trying to make a

1:20:291:20:33

wall at the back that she can then

come to to get a shot in.

1:20:331:20:45

come to to get a shot in. It is

probably too early to try that come

1:20:471:20:50

around at the minute because they

have plenty of yellow

1:20:501:20:57

have plenty of yellow stones.

I

thought Eve would be in next to

1:20:571:21:02

play, but Alison has a chance to try

and tap that Swedish stones back --

1:21:021:21:11

Anna Sloan.

1:21:111:21:19

She has caught the guard.

At this

stage of the match, Eve has made

1:21:241:21:36

some good shots, but with two ends

to go, those little mistakes will

1:21:361:21:48

harm you in a dramatic way if they

capitalise on it.

1:21:481:21:57

capitalise on it.

As we get into the

latter half of the game, everybody

1:21:571:22:01

is getting a bit edgy.

Well, they

have three stones. That is the

1:22:011:22:08

advantage for them.

1:22:081:22:14

advantage for them. No shot is going

to be easy for anybody at this

1:22:141:22:19

stage. But if you want to back

anyone to make a straightforward

1:22:191:22:23

shot, it would be Sara McManus.

1:22:231:22:34

She has just played tremendously

well today.

If I was a teacher, she

1:22:371:22:45

would get my Goldstar today.

She has

hardly missed a shot. 97% at the

1:22:451:22:54

moment.

1:22:541:23:03

moment. Where did she lose that 3%?!

I have no idea.

1:23:031:23:11

I have no idea.

We have to be

careful here. We don't have the

1:23:161:23:18

hammer and we are facing four

Swedish stones. It is damage

1:23:181:23:23

limitation, so if we can remove two

of these, that would be good.

It has

1:23:231:23:33

cleared out here in the stands. But

the British fans are staying to

1:23:331:23:38

watch, and indeed Swedish fans.

Canada and Switzerland have their

1:23:381:23:43

contingent as well and that match is

still going on. Eve Muirhead is

1:23:431:23:48

trying to move a couple of these.

Partial success.

1:23:481:23:56

Partial success.

She is disappointed

with the, because as she just said,

1:23:581:24:04

they haven't done anything. She

needed to catch that thin.

1:24:041:24:15

needed to catch that thin.

A little

thinner and it would have been a

1:24:151:24:17

very good shot.

1:24:171:24:27

Nowhere for her to hide behind

either.

1:24:291:24:39

either.

Anna Hasselborg has to be

careful where her shooter goes here.

1:24:391:24:47

Just hanging on there.

1:25:021:25:12

You heard what she was saying.

Giving up two might be the best to

1:25:191:25:23

get here.

1:25:231:25:29

get here. Surrounded by yellow. We

have got one stone left for Eve

1:25:291:25:38

Muirhead to at least try and make

the last shot for the Swedish skip a

1:25:381:25:41

little more difficult. Very

important that she gets this in

1:25:411:25:46

here.

She has chosen to go into the

left-hand side of the pack. She will

1:25:461:25:53

potentially leaves Sweden with a

yellow shot on the other side, but

1:25:531:26:00

she wants to out capped the other

three. -- out count the other three.

1:26:001:26:10

As you said, she doesn't want to

leave an easy takeout.

1:26:101:26:22

We have seen Eve play a nice shot

here before. That is a very good

1:26:231:26:27

shot.

That can't be moved.

1:26:271:26:37

shot.

That can't be moved. Great

Britain will have to find two in the

1:26:381:26:40

final end. And even if they manage

that, and that will be a tall order

1:26:401:26:46

given the way Sweden are playing, it

will go to an extra end.

That was a

1:26:461:26:52

great shots from Eve. It was a saver

for that end, because there was a

1:26:521:26:56

potential of losing five if she

didn't make it.

That would have been

1:26:561:27:00

the match.

So she has done a great

job again at in reducing the deficit

1:27:001:27:07

of the score.

1:27:071:27:12

She just saw an opportunity to close

out the game and it didn't work for

1:27:241:27:29

her. On another occasion, it might

have done.

She has learned her

1:27:291:27:34

lesson from that, so a nice draw

down here.

1:27:341:27:44

down here. Well, the task is clear

for Great Britain. They have the

1:27:451:27:48

hammer in the final end. They are

two down. Sweden leads 6-4. Anything

1:27:481:27:54

less than two, and it's all over.

Even if they do get two, they will

1:27:541:27:59

have to steal in the extra end

because Sweden would have the

1:27:591:28:02

hammer. But they have to get two

before we can even think about that.

1:28:021:28:11

They have to be happy with the way

they are playing. We knew this would

1:28:151:28:18

be a tough match. Britain did not

get off to the best of starts, 3-0

1:28:181:28:26

down after the first three ends.

Since then, it has been a case of

1:28:261:28:31

Eve Muirhead trying to hang on and

get back into this. She did that,

1:28:311:28:37

but now a gap has appeared just at

the time you didn't want it to.

1:28:371:28:41

Sweden are not giving Great Britain

any chances, not making any

1:28:411:28:45

mistakes. They have no right to make

any mistakes, you have to expect

1:28:451:28:52

that your opposition will get the

best shots they can.

1:28:521:29:07

It is a ninth end time-out for

Canada. They are 8-6 down.

1:29:081:29:18

What do you reckon, Jackie? Is it

worth changing anything here? Do you

1:29:231:29:34

keep hoping they will make a

mistake? But they haven't.

They

1:29:341:29:38

haven't. Anna Hasselborg will hit

everything she can. We desperately

1:29:381:29:46

need to try and create this two.

1:29:461:29:54

need to try and create this two. I

think Lauren thought she had

1:29:541:29:56

something on that stone.

1:29:561:30:02

something on that stone. A stone

should only have three and a half

1:30:021:30:05

rotations, and that one had about

15! She must have felt was something

1:30:051:30:09

under it when she was delivering.

1:30:091:30:16

under it when she was delivering. To

be honest, every shot in the house

1:30:161:30:18

is a danger at the moment, because

Great Britain could come and rest on

1:30:181:30:21

it or use it against me, so they are

happily going to throw everything

1:30:211:30:25

out of the house and hit when they

have the opportunity.

1:30:251:30:33

Stone placement is key here for the

girls if we want to try and create

1:30:341:30:40

this two.

If you are getting

nervous, join the club. It is a big

1:30:401:30:45

match for Great Britain. If they

lose this they will have three wins

1:30:451:30:48

and three losses and then really if

you want to be sure of a place in

1:30:481:30:54

the semifinals they would have to

win their last three matches to make

1:30:541:30:57

sure of that. Can they somehow drag

this one out of the fire?

It has

1:30:571:31:09

done enough. They have two corners

on now and Anna Hasselborg is going

1:31:091:31:15

to...

Now that four stones have been

played, she can with move the

1:31:151:31:21

guards. She will now can try and

remove these guards but Great

1:31:211:31:26

Britain are looking for one small

error to try and capitalise on here.

1:31:261:31:36

Where do you think it might come

from?

She has just gone underneath

1:31:361:31:42

it. That was a nice call. They were

hoping to catch the red and bring it

1:31:421:31:47

out of the house as well.

1:31:471:31:53

out of the house as well.

Close. It

would have been a bonus. The main

1:31:541:31:58

job was to clear that guard.

1:31:581:32:04

job was to clear that guard. Vicki

Adams has to put one back in place.

1:32:061:32:15

It is heavy, it is heavy.

They want

this one to pull up now and put the

1:32:191:32:27

brakes on. Don't want it to go in

the house.

1:32:271:32:34

the house.

Yes, Vicky was worried

about that. Another chance here. For

1:32:341:32:42

Sweden. They want to get rid of this

guard now, the primary objective for

1:32:421:32:53

this stone with Agnes Knochenhauer.

She will hope this will be the last

1:32:531:32:56

original play in this match. She

doesn't want an extra end.

They are

1:32:561:33:02

really having to work this one hard

if they wanted to run across the

1:33:021:33:05

house.

1:33:051:33:12

house.

It is working out. Every shot

that Sweden makes they are kind of

1:33:121:33:18

looking for some kind of small

error. So far it has all been very

1:33:181:33:24

good indeed. Can Anna Hasselborg

called this together? Can Great

1:33:241:33:30

Britain?

Can Great Britain keep the

pressure on here and try and get a

1:33:301:33:37

crack from the Swedish team? That

would give us the opportunity of

1:33:371:33:42

two. We are still doing well here

and setting at the end up. I have

1:33:421:33:47

said it before, it is not all about

rushing into the house to be closer

1:33:471:33:51

to the centre right away. Strategy

of the game really is to set guards

1:33:511:33:58

at the front and utilise them and

come around behind them.

A little

1:33:581:34:02

change of mind there for McManus. I

will bet you that she manages to

1:34:021:34:09

just peeled this away. It is a

straightforward shot for someone who

1:34:091:34:14

has been playing as brilliant as she

has. She could do it with her I

1:34:141:34:18

shut.

1:34:181:34:26

Not many people finish a competition

with a 100% record. I have seen it

1:34:271:34:31

done. But 97% so far is very

impressive. Anna Hasselborg is

1:34:311:34:40

sitting on 89 December Eve Muirhead

is sitting at 83% and she really has

1:34:401:34:47

laid the big shots when she has to

do in this sentence, saving her team

1:34:471:34:52

and preventing Sweden from picking

up multiple scores.

You might hear

1:34:521:34:58

some chisel a minute and it won't be

for this stone but Canada have a

1:34:581:35:02

chance of three.

That is a nice

result there. They had to work that

1:35:021:35:10

hard to try and catch an edge of the

Swedish yellow. Could we see the

1:35:101:35:14

first mistake here?

1:35:141:35:23

There is that cheer I was on about,

there is a lot of Canadians support

1:35:231:35:28

here and they have completely turned

the match around against Switzerland

1:35:281:35:31

so they are at 9-8 now but

Switzerland have the hammer in the

1:35:311:35:35

final end and it is a cracking match

there. A good one here, of course,

1:35:351:35:39

just appealing that one off. Great

Britain want to put it back in

1:35:391:35:44

place.

That is the first glimmer of

light for us. A miss there, well,

1:35:441:35:52

not a miss but she wanted to try and

read the guard on to it but she

1:35:521:35:57

didn't quite do it and she did leave

the guard and there is an

1:35:571:36:01

opportunity for us to guard this up

again. In a position at the moment

1:36:011:36:04

to try and pick up the two.

This is

where you need to put your stone

1:36:041:36:08

exact way you want it, exactly where

Eve placed her brush. She quite

1:36:081:36:14

likes the line here, they are not

sweeping too hard. It could come

1:36:141:36:18

into a nice position here. A little

more? Very good.

1:36:181:36:28

more? Very good.

We are down to skip

stones now. I wonder if she can just

1:36:291:36:32

see that?

She is having a look.

Controlled weight she will may be

1:36:321:36:41

moving gibbet at and if she doesn't

she will have to ensure she catches

1:36:411:36:44

the guard.

1:36:441:36:53

Could freeze onto the red.

They have

already had the time out so they

1:36:561:37:04

cannot have another time-out so

we're just going to clear the front

1:37:041:37:08

guard, team decision.

They have

plenty of time, there is two

1:37:081:37:13

minutes. It was the clock, they have

20 minutes thinking time during the

1:37:131:37:16

match and if the clock runs out you

have lost the match so they still

1:37:161:37:20

have two stones.

1:37:201:37:28

have two stones. They will end up

with a round about 1.45 minutes left

1:37:281:37:32

by the time she delivers this. So,

an interesting option. Anna

1:37:321:37:43

Hasselborg has played well, has

played very well. Has she got this

1:37:431:37:47

one?

1:37:471:37:49

Well, the opportunity continues the

Eve Muirhead here. The idea is that

1:38:001:38:04

you have got two stones and you have

got one and you end up sitting two

1:38:041:38:08

here. Make sure she cannot take both

of your stones out.

1:38:081:38:14

You can hear the girls talking about

that they are going to go for the

1:38:191:38:23

yellow shot in the house but it is

just where they shoot.

You don't

1:38:231:38:27

leave a chance for double! Why would

you just knows it? Eve wants to roll

1:38:271:38:35

across and put some distance, just a

hit and roll. Obviously you have got

1:38:351:38:43

to get that, you don't want to roll

out.

I think a nose is not a bad

1:38:431:38:48

call him because of the angle.

Whatever happens I think Sweden is

1:38:481:38:52

going to try for the double.

Hitting

a little roll off to the left, is

1:38:521:38:59

that OK?

Eve just has to be careful

and just has to make sure that she

1:38:591:39:03

plays the right eyes in the right

way and she stays in the house

1:39:031:39:06

because that is the first task in

hand.

Eve

1:39:061:39:14

hand.

Eve Muirhead has been very,

very good in the last few ends and

1:39:141:39:17

she needs to continue that here. Two

good stones to finish and this one

1:39:171:39:22

first of all, don't give Sweden the

chance for a double takeout. She

1:39:221:39:27

needs to have the chance to get her

two. This is straightening up. It is

1:39:271:39:32

going to catch it right on the nose.

Wrong way.

So Anna Hasselborg is

1:39:321:39:43

going to try for removing both of

these stones here.

Because this is

1:39:431:39:48

the win for them. This is the win

for Sweden she the shot. She is just

1:39:481:39:55

checking exactly where she wants to

hit that stone to get the right

1:39:551:39:58

angle. Those at too close together

for comfort from a British

1:39:581:40:05

perspective. Eve Muirhead really

wanted to roll the other way.

Yes.

1:40:051:40:11

So she has made this a much easier

task for the Swedish skip, Anna

1:40:111:40:16

Hasselborg. Tier if she doesn't make

it, though, we will have an

1:40:161:40:20

opportunity for a two

and an extra

end and Anna Hasselborg has a big

1:40:201:40:26

chance here to remove both of these

wrens -- reds and make up some of

1:40:261:40:32

her after shots that she has played.

Not many of them but...

Here we go

1:40:321:40:37

then, Hasselborg with a chance to

take out both British stones and win

1:40:371:40:41

the match for Sweden. If she takes

that just one then Eve Muirhead is

1:40:411:40:45

still alive here. It is going to be

pretty close, it is very close. She

1:40:451:40:49

misses. It misses!

That was so

close.

1:40:491:40:57

close. So, Eve Muirhead just needs

to draw in here for the two. Well, I

1:40:571:41:03

don't if you are on the edge of your

seat watching that but we were here.

1:41:031:41:08

All the way Danny looked like it had

a great chance, a miss by one

1:41:081:41:11

centimetre. It look like the shot

that Eve herself missed when she

1:41:111:41:15

tried a double takeout a few pence

ago. Hasselborg knows that that

1:41:151:41:18

might have been the match there. Of

course, all of this will do is take

1:41:181:41:22

us into an extra end if she makes it

to, she will still have to stay in

1:41:221:41:27

the house somewhere and then it will

be an extra end with Sweden having

1:41:271:41:33

the hammer. So Eve Muirhead, just

stay calm and keep your nerves in

1:41:331:41:39

check and a straightforward shot.

1:41:391:41:46

Sweeping it early, aren't they?

It

is fine, it is fine.

Yes, right in

1:41:471:41:53

the middle this one.

Happy here with

the number of the house called.

1:41:531:42:00

Anywhere is good.

We didn't have a

lot to spare but nonetheless it is

1:42:001:42:05

better to send it down a little

light so they can sweep it rather

1:42:051:42:08

than the other way around so Eve

Muirhead, well played. She

1:42:081:42:12

manufactured a situation in which

they are Leesburg bit of pressure.

1:42:121:42:15

We thought it was an easy shot far

Hasselborg and it might have been

1:42:151:42:19

but she missed. Not by much but this

is a game of centimetres and

1:42:191:42:23

millimetres at times so it is 6-6

after ten ends and we now have

1:42:231:42:30

another end with Sweden with the

hammer. Goodness me! This has been a

1:42:301:42:34

great match, I have to say. A lot of

good play from both teams. Eve

1:42:341:42:39

Muirhead in particular has been,

since the third or fourth end, has

1:42:391:42:43

been in great form. She has played

so many shots and missed hardly

1:42:431:42:50

anything.

Sweden, I just wonder how

they feel now. They do have the

1:42:501:42:54

hammer now obviously which is a

great position to be in but when you

1:42:541:42:58

have had an opportunity to win on

more than one occasion and you have

1:42:581:43:01

allowed Great Britain to get back in

and now they find themselves in an

1:43:011:43:06

extra end.

Yes, I was trying to

quickly look and see how many close

1:43:061:43:13

games Sweden have had because quite

often these games all go down to an

1:43:131:43:17

extra end. This is their third match

with an extra end.

Yes, there you

1:43:171:43:22

go.

1:43:221:43:27

go. Our girls have shown real

determination here. They have stuck

1:43:291:43:32

in. Even a couple of times saving

them but... Good dynamics so far and

1:43:321:43:42

the girls know what they have to do

here. Put everything they can in

1:43:421:43:50

that forefoot down the centre, try

and make it difficult to Anna

1:43:501:43:55

Hasselborg to have a shot with a

last stone. That one was really a

1:43:551:44:00

little shorter and slightly out of

the side. We are going to see Sofia

1:44:001:44:08

Mabergs try a source lipped here,

attack, just catch it and push it

1:44:081:44:14

out further into the wings. I am not

sure she is going to catch it.

It

1:44:141:44:20

would just about slide by.

Just

misses. They really want to take

1:44:201:44:26

this out of the house, they will be

happy to take it right out.

Just

1:44:261:44:32

enough.

1:44:321:44:39

enough. Well, so not the best of

shots. Lauren was close but not

1:44:391:44:45

quite there and then Sofia Mabergs

sliding by, not managing to get the

1:44:451:44:52

take. You cannot take the front

garden out of these three guard zone

1:44:521:44:59

operation until there are four

Stones played but you can hit it and

1:44:591:45:03

it is OK if you own stone goes out

but you cannot remove the opposition

1:45:031:45:07

guard.

Again we are going to see a

short guard somewhere on the centre

1:45:071:45:17

line.

1:45:171:45:20

Come on,

1:45:311:45:36

Vicki!

Encouragement for Vicki

Adams.

1:45:421:45:53

Sweden will bring this one into the

house.

1:45:531:46:05

They have to be careful that Great

Britain don't utilise this is

1:46:081:46:13

exactly like that. That might have

been a wrong call full Sweden.

As

1:46:131:46:21

good as this match is, a real scrap

going on next door. Switzerland have

1:46:211:46:26

the hammer, but they are struggling

to set up two to win that, so they

1:46:261:46:31

may have an extra end as well. They

have four stone is left to play. And

1:46:311:46:37

we are into the extra end in this

match here. If you were not with us

1:46:371:46:42

earlier, Korea had another wing

comedy Korean women, having beaten

1:46:421:46:47

Great Britain yesterday, played

really well. They have had another

1:46:471:46:50

great win today against China.

1:46:501:46:57

great win today against China. The

skip says, come on, go!

1:46:571:47:10

We are going to see Anna Hasselborg

ignore the shots in the house. She

1:47:151:47:19

wants to clear up the two red stones

sitting in the front of the house.

1:47:191:47:27

That will be left to Agnes

Knochenhauer.

These are only the

1:47:271:47:34

round robin matches. I don't know

what our nerves will be like in the

1:47:341:47:38

semifinals. The reason I keep

mentioning the Canada match is

1:47:381:47:41

because Canada have got off to a

terrible start after three losses in

1:47:411:47:46

the first three matches. They had a

win against the USA. They are

1:47:461:47:50

playing Switzerland at the moment.

Great Britain play Canada in their

1:47:501:47:54

last match, and that is already

looking like it could be a crunch

1:47:541:47:57

match for both teams in terms of

qualification for the semifinals.

1:47:571:48:02

And Eve Muirhead, at the beginning

of the week, would not have wanted

1:48:021:48:07

that situation. A chance to put

Canada out if you are already in

1:48:071:48:12

qualification, fine. But if you have

to beat Canada to move into the

1:48:121:48:16

semifinals, that is a tough call.

Time-out called here. The teams both

1:48:161:48:25

get a time-out in this extra end.

You normally only get one per game

1:48:251:48:30

but when you go to an extra, there

is the option of bringing your coach

1:48:301:48:34

back out.

I don't think we used our

time-out for the tenth.

No, we

1:48:341:48:49

didn't.

1:48:491:48:55

I'm going to keep quiet and see what

Glenn Howard has to say.

1:49:031:49:11

The only other option is to angle

freeze to the yellow. We have got

1:49:211:49:27

lots of time left.

1:49:271:49:38

I've noticed that everything in

curling is measured in hairs. Is

1:49:411:49:44

that why he hasn't got much left? It

is a how wide, a hair less, Ayhan

1:49:441:49:52

more.

You crack me up!

I was talking

about Glenn, the Canadian.

1:49:521:50:10

Switzerland cannot score two because

they only have one stone left.

1:50:101:50:18

they only have one stone left. And

for cameras to win that match would

1:50:181:50:20

be a heck of an achievement for them

-- for Canada to win that much. An

1:50:201:50:26

important shot here for Vicki Adams.

You heard what the coach said.

Just

1:50:261:50:34

connect with the Swedish yellow, tap

it back into the back four.

1:50:341:50:44

That is a good shot.

That sits on

the edge of the four foot. Well

1:51:001:51:07

played, Vicki Adams.

1:51:071:51:12

played, Vicki Adams. She didn't want

to get her own stone.

She has

1:51:171:51:23

knocked it into third placed

position.

1:51:231:51:29

You have probably heard the cheers

because Rachel Homan has managed to

1:51:421:51:45

turn that match around am

incredibly. They were 7-4 down with

1:51:451:51:51

three to play, and they have ended

up winning that 110-8 against

1:51:511:51:55

Switzerland. That will put paid to

Switzerland's chances of qualifying.

1:51:551:52:00

It keeps Canada alive. They have now

won two and lost three. Great

1:52:001:52:08

Britain and Sweden are the only

teams left out on the ice at the

1:52:081:52:12

moment. Great Britain are putting a

good end together here. They have to

1:52:121:52:16

give themselves a chance of a steal.

They have not used their time-out in

1:52:161:52:33

this extra end, Sweden. Great

Britain have.

1:52:331:52:46

Sara McManus, who has been playing

tremendously well, has been asked to

1:52:491:52:53

remove that front garden. -- front

guard.

1:52:531:53:04

guard. As long as they keep those

two Reds in place, it is just trying

1:53:041:53:12

to give Eve something to work with.

1:53:121:53:18

Sorry about that!

1:53:381:53:50

Apart from the way those stones are

now lying, the fact that it is Sara

1:53:511:53:58

McManus, wouldn't that be some sort

of irony if she were not to play a

1:53:581:54:01

good shot here? It has all gone a

bit quiet in the British camp.

1:54:011:54:15

Such a pity. That was building well.

But all our GB stones are covering

1:54:191:54:26

that four foot.

But the way she has

been playing her takeouts, she will

1:54:261:54:33

play a good shot here.

1:54:331:54:39

play a good shot here. But anything

could happen.

1:54:391:54:45

could happen.

There is the

possibility of a skinny if you come

1:54:481:54:50

off the other side.

1:54:501:54:55

McManus has been incredibly

accurate. Did we expect anything

1:55:061:55:10

else?

There was never a doubt. She

has performed very well in her

1:55:101:55:16

hitting. After 16 hits, she is 100%.

And 98% in her

1:55:161:55:32

And 98% in her overall match.

Someone has marked down by 2%.

1:55:321:55:33

Unbelievable.

1:55:331:55:38

Unbelievable.

But this is a team

event. Four stones to go. This is

1:55:381:55:42

Great Britain's first.

1:55:421:55:45

Well swept, guys.

You may be

wondering what the thinking is

1:56:131:56:19

there. She has to use a stone here

to get rid of that.

1:56:191:56:31

Anna Hasselborg is going to clear

this front guard.

1:56:411:56:48

this front guard. Then team Muirhead

have to make a decision over what to

1:56:491:56:51

do with their last stone to make it

as difficult as possible for Sweden

1:56:511:56:55

to pick up a one here and win the

game.

1:56:551:57:02

game.

Here you go, Eve Muirhead. You

saw where she wanted to go. She

1:57:041:57:09

wants it in the four foot, behind

the other red.

She is coming down

1:57:091:57:15

the right way.

1:57:151:57:26

It may leave her with a dilemma of,

do you go for the dilemma or do you

1:57:281:57:32

try and draw the one foot? Eve

Muirhead has been in the last

1:57:321:57:38

several ends and has pulled off the

final shot she has needed to every

1:57:381:57:42

single time, so let's hope she does

it once again.

Eve Muirhead has done

1:57:421:57:47

a cracking job of keeping her team

involved in this match. She doesn't

1:57:471:57:51

look too happy with this.

It has the

red light on it.

1:57:511:58:02

red light on it.

Hold on.

You should

stop it.

1:58:021:58:12

stop it.

What has happened there?

The red light has come on.

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The red light has come on.

Does she

get a replay?

You know, I actually

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don't know. She doesn't feel like

she has hog line violated this. It

1:58:301:58:38

would be good if we could see a

replay.

So on the front of the

1:58:381:58:43

stone, you can see a light. It is

normally green if she lets go of it.

1:58:431:58:48

She let go of it away before the hog

line. That was why I wondered what

1:58:481:58:53

the look on her face was.

The thing

is that macro that is not the right

1:58:531:59:02

angle. The stone has to be almost

across that Silver band.

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Can they look at replays? How do

they determine this?

I don't think

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we have a rule in place to use a

replay. We don't use television.

You

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can't do it from that angle. That is

not the angle the stone. She has let

1:59:311:59:36

go. It is not on the hog line, and

then ago red. -- it goes red.

Come

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on, cameramen, give us the angles.

It cannot take that long to

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determine that.

They are going to

have the stone tested.

Eve has come

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all the way back down to this end.

1:59:592:00:11

He will run it across the strip to

see if it is working.

Well, it is

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there.

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vodka well it is there.

Well, that

is it. Well, that is terrible. That

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is terrible, I am sorry, curling

Comey relieve it have a look at

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that. Eve couldn't understand why

the red light had come on. Unless

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she had let go and then touched it

again, they are saying a double

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touch.

Previously in curling you

were not allowed to let the stone go

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and then retouch the stone and turn

and that was called a double touch

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and you had to take the stone off

but that was again down to

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gentlemanly behaviour and looking to

see what was happening but actually

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in the hog line, you can actually

double touch it because everything

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is just about that strip and making

sure you have your hand completely

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off the stone as it goes. This is a

real strange one for us and the

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disaster. Gut-wrenching.

I would

like to see that again from the

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front view. That view from the back

is not the one that should be

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replayed because... I guess, why

isn't there a camera on the hog line

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as well? Anyway, this is the win for

Sweden.

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Sweden. Well, that leaves a little

bit of a bad taste in the mouth.

2:01:422:01:45

Those are the rules, I guess, but

the judgment of that. So much in

2:01:452:01:49

curling is left up to the judgment

of players between themselves to

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decide whether any violation has

taken place and that is the

2:01:532:01:57

Wallabies of technology that is in

the game and why on earth they

2:01:572:02:00

couldn't have another look at the

replay to determine whether or not,

2:02:002:02:04

what it actually happened there. All

that happened was the technician

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came down and tested the stone and

decided it was fine because of that

2:02:112:02:14

Great Britain the match. It may well

have been one they might have lost

2:02:142:02:18

anyway. They wanted a great

position, but they still had a

2:02:182:02:23

chance, Eve Muirhead had a chance to

draw in a good last shot difficult

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for Anna Hasselborg. That has

resulted a defeat for Great Britain.

2:02:272:02:34

Yes, I have never seen that before,

especially when it falls to the last

2:02:342:02:40

stone of the extra end. And really,

to be fair, that must be really

2:02:402:02:46

terrible for Sweden as well because

that is the last thing they want.

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They want to win the game outright

by merit.

Just before we carry on

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talking about that, let us look at

the table. Great Britain have three

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wins and three losses they have a

lot of work to do to qualify. Look

2:02:592:03:03

at Korea and Japan and Great Britain

will have to pull win out of Canada

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if nothing else out of the bag. They

wanted to make sure they had six

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wins. You have to hand it to Sweden

that they played very well. Eve

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Muirhead had kept Great Britain in

it and given themselves an

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opportunity but without that last

stone of Eve Muirhead 's line

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violation apparently, has meant that

she couldn't give Hasselborg

2:03:242:03:32

anything other than a

straightforward hit the women she

2:03:322:03:35

achieved it and they move on to a

record which is an enviable one,

2:03:352:03:41

five wins from five matches. Why

not, Jackie, obviously there is no

2:03:412:03:47

appeals process that you can do

anything about it and once you are

2:03:472:03:49

off the iPhone at the skip a to sign

a form to say they are.

Yes, to be

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fair, all sports are progressing and

I think we probably have to start

2:03:562:04:00

looking at using video footage as

well because all of these games are

2:04:002:04:04

generally covered by TV so it may be

something that the world curling

2:04:042:04:10

Federation and the Olympic Curling

Center ratio will look into but that

2:04:102:04:14

is a real disappointing start. What

you have to do when you have hog

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line stones is when you are cleaning

them U-turn on that automatically

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sets them off. You just don't expect

that to happen.

Not away to finish.

2:04:242:04:31

Fabi for Great Britain it was a

disappointing end to what was a

2:04:312:04:35

tough match. They gave Sweden a

really good scrap but in the end

2:04:352:04:38

Sweden came out as victors 8-6.

2:04:382:04:43

Well the men are back on the ice

shortly today as well. They have a

2:04:462:04:51

surprise defeat South Korea

yesterday that derailed them

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slightly but they hope to bounce

back when they take on Italy who

2:04:532:04:57

have two wins from the first five

games and they will be live from

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11:05am. A quick look back to

yesterday. It was a historic day in

2:05:012:05:08

British Winter Olympic history. It

all started up at the slopestyle at

2:05:082:05:12

the Phoenix Snow Park where Izzy

Atkin became the first official

2:05:122:05:15

British athlete to win a medal on

skis, and she did it with quite

2:05:152:05:20

sensational final run.

2:05:202:05:27

Next to drop will be Izzy Atkin for

Great Britain.

The biggest one of

2:05:272:05:31

her life starts now.

Mechanical with

the 450, laid it down beautifully.

2:05:312:05:42

Locks that it is so beautifully

because she comes up from the side

2:05:422:05:46

until the skis on to it.

Yes.

The

gap over. This run is flowing for

2:05:462:05:55

her now.

Dare I say it, the best

rails we have seen from Earth. 720

2:05:552:06:00

is there. Now, come on, Izzy Atkin.

900 is there. A final jump.

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Oh!

It is super-clean. We saw her

reverb that. It is third place!.

2:06:192:06:27

With the first place qualify yet to

drop. She is down. Izzy Atkin takes

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the bronze.

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Huge congratulations, you have a

bronze medal around your neck, how

2:06:432:06:46

does it feel to be carrying that

around with you today?

It still

2:06:462:06:51

feels very surreal. The past 24

hours has just been very mental but

2:06:512:06:55

it feels amazing. I am very happy.

You looked yesterday like you

2:06:552:06:59

couldn't quite believe it when

you're finished that you had won the

2:06:592:07:02

medal. As it sank in at all? Univac

I think a little bit. The medal so

2:07:022:07:07

me last night was definitely a crazy

experience.

2:07:072:07:14

experience. There were so many

people there.

I left it to the last

2:07:142:07:17

run which I tend to do quite a bit,

which makes me and my coach very

2:07:172:07:21

nervous but I just felt pure release

after I put it down on that third

2:07:212:07:25

run.

You had to wait a little while,

what goes through your mind as you

2:07:252:07:28

watch the last few skiers come down?

My heart was racing. I was extremely

2:07:282:07:34

nervous and busy there are three

more girls who are all capable of

2:07:342:07:38

getting on the podium so I was just

very nervous but it worked out in

2:07:382:07:42

the end, yes.

It sure did. This is

your first Olympic experience and it

2:07:422:07:47

is going to be very tough to beat

this one.

Yes, I have to go for gold

2:07:472:07:55

next time! The medal was just a

childhood dream and to come here and

2:07:552:08:00

to be part of this let alone come

away the bronze.

Very few people at

2:08:002:08:08

home will ever experience standing

on a podium receiving an Olympic

2:08:082:08:11

medal, what does that moment feel

like, when you get up there and

2:08:112:08:14

someone put a medal around your

neck? No feels amazing. Years of

2:08:142:08:19

hard work, it feels like it paid

off. It just feels

I am still in

2:08:192:08:27

shock but it is amazing.

You grew up

in the States but you chose to

2:08:272:08:33

represent team GP. They showed some

faith in you, how proud are you to

2:08:332:08:37

repay that and show what you can do

on the big stages?

It feels amazing.

2:08:372:08:42

I am very honoured to be part of

Team GB, one of the smaller teams,

2:08:422:08:46

and it just feels like a family and

Pat was very keen to have me on the

2:08:462:08:51

team. He knows I had dual

nationality and he was very

2:08:512:09:04

keen and knew that a person like me

would really thrive on Team GB.

You

2:09:092:09:12

really have. I saw you talk about

the family atmosphere of GB and I

2:09:122:09:14

saw you and the other skiers from

other nationalities are already

2:09:142:09:17

close and cheering each other on

yesterday, how fun is it to be part

2:09:172:09:19

of this freestyle skiing setup?

Our

sport is one of the few sports where

2:09:192:09:22

we are all really good friends and

we cheer each other on and won them

2:09:222:09:25

to do well which is one of the

harder things that I had to deal

2:09:252:09:28

with with waiting for those three

girls because I knew them very well

2:09:282:09:31

and I also wanted them to do well

but I also really wanted to be on

2:09:312:09:34

the Olympic podium so it was

definitely a stressful time.

You had

2:09:342:09:38

big hugs as well afterwards from

family and friends watching. How

2:09:382:09:42

nice was it to do it in front of

them as well?

Was amazing. My

2:09:422:09:46

parents came out to watch and

actually my aunt and uncle were

2:09:462:09:50

here, they came from Guildford all

the way back in England so that was

2:09:502:09:54

a surprise and I didn't know they

were coming so that was also just

2:09:542:09:58

amazing.

Incredible stuff.

Congratulations and enjoy your medal

2:09:582:10:01

and we look forward to four years'

time when you are going to go for

2:10:012:10:05

gold.

Hopefully! Thank you.

Izzy

Atkin joining me on the balcony a

2:10:052:10:11

little earlier on. It was history at

the Snow Park it was even more

2:10:112:10:15

history late last night at South

Korea at the Sliding Centre. We were

2:10:152:10:19

going into the final two runs of the

women's skeleton with defending

2:10:192:10:25

champion Lizzy Yarnold sitting third

with team-mate Laura Deas just

2:10:252:10:28

behind her in fourth. Both had the

speed to get themselves onto the

2:10:282:10:32

podium so let us relive those

dramatic moments.

2:10:322:10:38

dramatic moments.

Hold

2:10:392:10:39

podium so let us relive those

dramatic moments.

Hold it together.

2:10:392:10:43

How are we all at home? Laura Deas

goes for Great Britain. Can she get

2:10:432:10:49

under 5.1 to give her a cracking

shot at this? Perfect line and

2:10:492:10:54

perfect sliding.

2:10:542:11:01

perfect sliding.

Bend 15. Lovely and

write up the middle. Laura Deas has

2:11:012:11:07

done all she can. Will it be enough?

Lizzie Yarnold yes -- next. Can the

2:11:072:11:22

Olympic champion make history when a

gang? Della Macri started well and

2:11:222:11:26

she just needs to focus on her on

the track. This is what it is all

2:11:262:11:31

about now.

Look at the gap she has

got. She has got half a second.

2:11:312:11:36

Yarnold wins gold again! Laura Deas

has won bronze as well!

I honestly

2:11:362:11:48

can't believe it is happening, it is

like a dream.

I have done the race

2:11:482:11:55

and the consistent and Laura and I

are on the podium together.

Great

2:11:552:11:58

day at the Winter Olympics.

2:11:582:11:59

are on the podium together.

Great

day at the Winter Olympics.

2:11:592:12:03

Absolutely incredible scenes at the

Sliding Centre. I am delighted that

2:12:032:12:06

Lizzie and Laura have jointly on the

balcony. Have you watch those

2:12:062:12:10

pictures back much since last night?

I have just managed to get a look at

2:12:102:12:14

them and reliving those amazing

moments is very special.

Lizzie,

2:12:142:12:18

view to defend that title, that last

one was incredible.

Thank you. It

2:12:182:12:23

was a lot of hard work in the past

few years to get to this point and I

2:12:232:12:27

just knew that I needed four consist

of runs

2:12:272:12:37

of runs and to do we work really

closely as friends, but as rivals.

2:12:372:12:41

The team beside me help me get

there.

You were not feeling well, as

2:12:412:12:46

well. After the first run you said

that you almost didn't see the

2:12:462:12:50

competition out. You must be

delighted you did. What was going

2:12:502:12:53

through your mind as you stood up

there ahead of the fourth and final

2:12:532:12:56

run?

I guess the fourth run was just

about enjoying it. I know in Sochi

2:12:562:13:01

that my fourth run was a bit messy

and I didn't want to do the same

2:13:012:13:04

again and I needed to set the turn

for Janine Flock who was going in

2:13:042:13:08

leading position so I needed to show

her that I meant business. I didn't

2:13:082:13:12

expect another track record but

bring it all together on the final

2:13:122:13:14

was great.

Laura, since you started

going down that track in training

2:13:142:13:20

you have been getting great times

but you had the agonising wait at

2:13:202:13:23

the end when you were in third and

fourth and then suddenly to be back

2:13:232:13:26

up there in a medal position, it

must be nerve-racking but thrilling

2:13:262:13:30

at the same time.

Was and the

emotions were all over the place. I

2:13:302:13:35

came up at the top of the run and I

knew that I was in first position

2:13:352:13:38

with three more to go. Jacqueline

put down an amazing run and Lizzie

2:13:382:13:44

put down an even more amazing

running and I knew it was down to

2:13:442:13:46

Janine and watching those bits go by

I was hoping against hope she

2:13:462:13:50

wouldn't make it back. I could

barely, barely watch the screen I

2:13:502:13:54

was so nervous but then I saw the

four pop-up for Janine and then it

2:13:542:13:59

was just amazing, I can't even

really describe what happened, I

2:13:592:14:02

think we just screamed at each other

and it was really special.

You get

2:14:022:14:06

your medals tonight, how much are

you looking forward to that part?

2:14:062:14:09

Have you been able to picture

yourself on the podium in the lead

2:14:092:14:13

up to the games?

I have always

believed that we could both be

2:14:132:14:17

standing on the podium so thrilled

to come together and for it to be

2:14:172:14:19

happening is very special but it

won't sink in until the middle is

2:14:192:14:25

around my neck and I hear the

national anthem and it will be

2:14:252:14:27

amazing.

How does it feel to defend

a title as opposed to winning your

2:14:272:14:32

first one?

It does feel

extraordinarily different. It has

2:14:322:14:36

been a much are the journey in the

past four years. It was a very

2:14:362:14:41

different story coming into the

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium but I

2:14:412:14:44

guess Laura as my friends we kind of

keep each other going with the cups

2:14:442:14:49

of tea and the chats along the way

and the night before the race Laura

2:14:492:14:52

brought me a massive tub of ice

cream which I made my way through

2:14:522:14:55

and maybe that made the difference

with my sore throat! It is wonderful

2:14:552:15:00

to be the first British Winter

Olympian to rip his head my title

2:15:002:15:03

and I am hugely proud of it.

Everyone watching is immensely proud

2:15:032:15:10

of you as well. How much do you keep

each other going and feel as though

2:15:102:15:16

you have someone alongside you

really pushing you along?

It is not

2:15:162:15:20

only in the Olympics but every

single race in the World Cup, even

2:15:202:15:25

the British selection race is one of

the hardest on the circuit and Laura

2:15:252:15:27

is a phenomenal push athletes alike

already know I am behind when I get

2:15:272:15:32

on the sled and then it is all about

not making mistakes and we push each

2:15:322:15:38

other in training and racing and

then you come home a new show

2:15:382:15:43

tactics and you understand corners

together and I know I would not be

2:15:432:15:46

on the podium it was not the Laura.

To you, Laura, having someone so

2:15:462:15:50

much experience must have been

vital.

We really support each other.

2:15:502:15:54

We are competitors on the track and

good friends off the track and I got

2:15:542:15:59

pretty emotional yesterday when I

was talking about the fact that back

2:15:592:16:02

in Sochi I had been sent a text

message from Lizzie who said she

2:16:022:16:05

wished I could have been out there

with her sharing it and for years on

2:16:052:16:10

we are sharing the moment and we are

on the podium together so I couldn't

2:16:102:16:13

be happier right now.

Incredible

stuff it has been an incredible

2:16:132:16:17

games fork skeleton in particular

with Dom Parsons getting a bronze

2:16:172:16:20

and Jerry Rice had a great top-10

finish. It is a difficult question

2:16:202:16:25

to answer but why are we so good at

skeleton?

2:16:252:16:36

Well, we go about things in an

orderly way. Every time we go to the

2:16:372:16:42

track, we are super focused. We know

what we need to get out of it and we

2:16:422:16:47

don't lead any stone unturned. By

competition time, everyone knew

2:16:472:16:50

exactly what their process was and

how to do it. We were all very calm

2:16:502:16:55

and a whole support team have been

amazing in us to the line in the

2:16:552:16:59

shape we are in.

2:16:592:17:04

shape we are in.

Lizzy, are you

heading for the triple in Beijing?

I

2:17:042:17:08

think I will have a break and then

get back to you!

That will be a

2:17:082:17:13

well-deserved holiday for both of

you. Massive congratulations. I am

2:17:132:17:18

sure both of these girls and many

others at the Winter Olympics will

2:17:182:17:21

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2:17:212:17:25

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We will have more reaction from that

controversial moment in the curling

2:18:042:18:07

that we saw just before we met the

girls on the balcony, but we will

2:18:072:18:12

stay on the ice before that because

the ice hockey is under way today.

2:18:122:18:15

It is the final matches of the men's

group stages. In group A, one of the

2:18:152:18:21

dark horses for gold is the Czech

Republic. They won Olympic gold in

2:18:212:18:26

1998 and some have them as low as

8-1 to repeat that feat here in

2:18:262:18:33

Pyeongchang. Today, they take on

Switzerland. Czech Republic unbeaten

2:18:332:18:39

so far, with a thrilling win against

Canada. All to play for. Only the

2:18:392:18:45

group leaders go through to the

quarterfinals and miss out on the

2:18:452:18:50

play-off match. Let's find out what

happened in the closing stages of

2:18:502:18:53

the first period of that match

between Czech Republic and

2:18:532:18:56

Switzerland with your commentary

team.

2:18:562:19:00

The Czech Republic have a one man

advantage... And they score! Really

2:19:042:19:09

nice interplay from the cheques.

They were so patient.

2:19:092:19:17

They were so patient. -- the Czechs.

They found exactly the past they

2:19:172:19:23

wanted.

2:19:232:19:27

wanted.

He just changes the angle of

where that pass comes from.

2:19:292:19:39

Beautiful one-time shot.

2:19:392:19:45

Beautiful one-time shot.

Good

patience. And a goal! Power play

2:19:452:19:53

comes to a close. That is a lovely

shot on the back foot. They move

2:19:532:20:00

that around beautifully and have

three or four good chances before

2:20:002:20:06

eventually, it came back down the

line.

2:20:062:20:12

line.

It took a while for the Swiss

to finally break through. There

2:20:162:20:28

to finally break through. There were

five Czech players there.

2:20:282:20:39

Nice job from Thomas Rufenacht.

Back

to a level playing field and a tied

2:20:422:20:54

game.

That was a big goal for the

Swiss.

2:20:542:21:09

Here is a look at the one time --

one-timer.

2:21:102:21:29

Good play from Tristan Scherwey.

Plenty of Swiss flags flying.

2:21:472:21:55

Plenty of Swiss flags flying. I am

sure there will be plenty of support

2:21:582:22:03

for the Swiss team from the

2:22:032:22:11

for the Swiss team from the women's

team, who are definitely still

2:22:112:22:13

remaining in this competition. They

played earlier in the day. There are

2:22:132:22:18

real play-off in the fifth place

game, your favourite game in the

2:22:182:22:24

tournament.

I just think it is very

silly. Everyone here is playing for

2:22:242:22:31

gold, silver or bronze. Once you are

out of the tournament, just rip the

2:22:312:22:35

Band-Aid off. You don't have to let

it linger. Let these players enjoy

2:22:352:22:41

the Olympic experience. You don't

need to play in qualification games.

2:22:412:22:45

That is what the World Championships

four.

2:22:452:22:53

I am not sure that was the right

option.

2:23:162:23:23

That was a perfect example of poor

Park management from the Swiss team.

2:23:322:23:37

--

2:23:372:23:42

-- poor puck management.

2:23:422:23:53

The Czechs are strong on the boards.

They do a great job download. --

2:24:092:24:20

down low. Another penalty is coming.

Looks like another high stick and

2:24:202:24:32

another bit of blood on Thomas

Rufenacht. We will wait for the call

2:24:322:24:35

from the referee.

2:24:352:24:42

from the referee.

Number 65. Four

minute penalty.

2:24:422:24:48

minute penalty.

Vojtech Mozik is

going to sit for four minutes. It is

2:24:502:24:54

two two-minute penalties because he

has drawn blood. That was

2:24:542:24:58

accidental, but it doesn't matter.

Doesn't matter at all. You are

2:24:582:25:04

responsible for where your stick is.

If it gets in the face of your

2:25:042:25:08

opponent, regardless of how it gets

there, that is a high stick and when

2:25:082:25:12

it draws blood, that is an extra two

minutes.

2:25:122:25:20

minutes. A big opportunity for the

Swiss here to close out the first

2:25:202:25:26

period on the power play.

What is at

stake for the Czech Republic in this

2:25:262:25:33

game is the fact that they could

finish as group winners here. Did

2:25:332:25:38

that deflect?

The ref and linesmen

are going to have a conversation.

2:25:382:25:48

They might have to break this up

first.

2:25:482:25:55

first.

Plenty of words being shared

out there.

2:25:552:26:01

The face-off will go outside the

zone. Well done to the officials.

2:26:222:26:40

Towards the end of the period, it

will ask else a very aggressive

2:26:462:26:53

penalty shots. The Czech Republic

have worked extremely hard to get

2:26:532:26:59

the puck is -- as high up the ice as

they can.

2:26:592:27:13

they can. They are scrambling

around.

2:27:132:27:18

Big deflection. Diaz will go back.

2:27:562:28:12

That last deflection might have hit

the outside of the post. It has not

2:28:132:28:18

looked like a great power play so

far from Switzerland.

2:28:182:28:26

It opened up for Ambuhl. Not the

kind of chance you would expect on a

2:28:312:28:36

power play.

2:28:362:28:42

power play.

A bit of

miscommunication from the Swiss.

2:28:452:28:51

Great speed from Rufenacht.

2:29:022:29:08

That was the shot from Diaz that

created a bit of chaos. No damage

2:29:132:29:19

done, though.

2:29:192:29:24

done, though.

Driving hard into the

zone. This is an opportunity to work

2:29:272:29:35

this one.

2:29:352:29:40

this one. Another rebound.

Switzerland, who started on the back

2:29:422:29:48

foot, are very much on the front

foot now.

2:29:482:30:00

foot now. Ambuhl misses the net.

That will do it. So at the end of

2:30:002:30:09

the first period, the Czechs took

the lead early on through Repik, but

2:30:092:30:13

the response was a good one from

Switzerland. At the end of 20

2:30:132:30:19

minutes, this match remains locked

at 1-1.

2:30:192:30:25

Tied one apiece in the ice hockey.

We will be back in the second

2:30:262:30:30

period. We will go back to the

curling where it was a thrilling

2:30:302:30:34

match between Team GB and Sweden. GB

fought right back to take it to an

2:30:342:30:39

extra end and then it went down to

the final two stones. Eve Muirhead

2:30:392:30:44

have the final stone and she was

judged to have fouled as she

2:30:442:30:49

released the stone. Sweden went on

to win the match 8-6. We can hear

2:30:492:30:53

from Eve Muirhead and Anna Sloan.

Eve and Anna, before we talk about

2:30:532:31:02

the match and the result, explain

what you think happened with that

2:31:022:31:04

last stone at the end?

The red

lights came on so it is a hogged

2:31:042:31:11

rock and it has to be taken off.

When you see the replays in the

2:31:112:31:15

Stadium it looks as though it was

let go before and it is hard to take

2:31:152:31:21

but it comes down to inches and

millimetres. The first stone I think

2:31:212:31:25

I have ever hogs in my life and as

it comes at a time like that it is

2:31:252:31:30

horrible and it is worse when you

see it and it doesn't look like it.

2:31:302:31:33

We had the stone tested and it is

fine so there is nothing we can do,

2:31:332:31:37

we have to move on.

Even on the

replay looked as though you let go

2:31:372:31:41

of it before it reached the hog line

said you know why the red light came

2:31:412:31:45

on? Nil I don't know. If I knew I

would be out there telling them.

It

2:31:452:31:51

is the story of our week so far, we

have been so close in so many times,

2:31:512:31:55

just the wrong side of the inch and

went something like that happens it

2:31:552:31:59

makes it very tough to take and it

is gutting that it has finished this

2:31:592:32:07

way.

You are coming up against teams

who are playing unbelievably well,

2:32:072:32:12

career yesterday and Sweden today,

particularly McManus, who shot 99%

2:32:122:32:17

this afternoon, they were very good.

Yes, they were. They are always a

2:32:172:32:21

strong and solid game to beat and it

is the Olympic Games so every game

2:32:212:32:25

will be hard. I definitely struggled

out there but we are a tight group

2:32:252:32:30

so we are all going to go back and

debrief and then we have a

2:32:302:32:44

bit of time to get over the loss and

regroup for the next game. There is

2:32:472:32:50

no doubt that we will come out

fighting. We still have games to go

2:32:502:32:53

and if we win the more we are in the

play-off.

Are you looking ahead, I

2:32:532:32:56

know the cliches to take each game

is as it comes but the next game is

2:32:562:32:59

Canada. You No we know every game

will be tough is the toughest

2:32:592:33:02

women's field in the Olympics for a

long time that I have competed in

2:33:022:33:05

and every team is a very high

calibre.

Every game we have to take

2:33:052:33:08

one game at a time. Canada are on

the front foot and they are looking

2:33:082:33:12

for some wins and there will be

running pretty strong so we have to

2:33:122:33:15

take every game as it comes and take

the positives from the last few

2:33:152:33:18

games and not dwell on the lobsters.

Were you happy with the way you play

2:33:182:33:23

dead you got yourselves back

involved in the match. You were

2:33:232:33:27

playing pretty well yourselves.

I

think all of us had a few half shots

2:33:272:33:33

and they are shots that we are not

firing on all cylinders. We have a

2:33:332:33:38

few gears to go and that is the

frustrating thing. There were some

2:33:382:33:45

fantastic shots at times but then

there are half misses and against

2:33:452:33:48

teams like that you cannot afford

those because they will capitalise

2:33:482:33:52

on it straightaway. We still have

some gears to go and we still have

2:33:522:33:56

time to show it because we are not

out and we are still in play-off

2:33:562:33:59

contention if we win the rest of the

games.

Thank you.

2:33:592:34:04

Real controversy at the end of that

round robin match and now I am

2:34:042:34:09

joined by Jackie Lockhart and Steve

Cram who were commentating on that

2:34:092:34:14

match. Probably worth getting you

just to talk us through what the

2:34:142:34:18

penalisation was fork in the first

place, just for those who didn't see

2:34:182:34:22

the match and don't understand it.

You have got to release the stone

2:34:222:34:27

clearly before the red hog line or

VI on the hog stable flash red and

2:34:272:34:33

that means you have hog line did and

it will be taken off. It is a really

2:34:332:34:38

sad end to the last stone of Eve was

back there.

You could hear she was

2:34:382:34:45

disappointed but to say it was the

first time she has ever done it, it

2:34:452:34:48

is obviously not something you see a

lot of in curling.

The girls and

2:34:482:34:54

guys practice a lot to deliver the

stone well before the hog line but

2:34:542:34:57

sometimes under a bit of pressure

you can hold on to much. We have the

2:34:572:35:02

eye on the stone technology and that

is what it is therefore and years

2:35:022:35:06

ago we just had umpires but you have

to rely on technology but it is a

2:35:062:35:10

sad fact is the technology does not

work.

Sad as well because they fall

2:35:102:35:15

back so well to get to the extra end

and it is such a tough match for

2:35:152:35:20

them against Sweden.

Yes, Sweden

have won all five matches and Canada

2:35:202:35:26

are the team you thought might have

been in that position but they had a

2:35:262:35:30

horrendous start and the question I

put two Eve is the task that they

2:35:302:35:33

now face and they really want to win

their last three matches. They are

2:35:332:35:37

capable of doing it but it is a

tough run-in and even though some of

2:35:372:35:42

their easier theoretical matches

were in the first four or five

2:35:422:35:45

matches and they have got to play

Switzerland and Japan next and they

2:35:452:35:49

will finish up against Canada, and

to say you have to win all three of

2:35:492:35:54

those and to give yourself a good

chance in the semifinals. They are a

2:35:542:36:00

bit up against it now and how they

react to this today will be

2:36:002:36:05

interesting.

There are a lot of

questions about technology and other

2:36:052:36:11

sports such as VAR coming into

football back at home and there are

2:36:112:36:17

a lot of questions about that. Was

there any question this was the

2:36:172:36:20

wrong decision was this the right

decision?

Well, it is the right

2:36:202:36:26

decision in that it cannot be

overturned now and they tested the

2:36:262:36:29

stone at the end. The stone was

working. The question for me is why

2:36:292:36:36

we don't have a better angle of it,

why isn't there a camera on the hog

2:36:362:36:40

line so if nothing else for all of

us watching, that we can see the

2:36:402:36:44

violation. What we think has

happened here is although it looks

2:36:442:36:49

that she has let go of the stone

before the crossing of the line and

2:36:492:36:53

it is the front of the stone, is

that somehow she has just touched it

2:36:532:37:00

again and a double touch means that

the red light will come on. She

2:37:002:37:04

wasn't trying to do that, if she did

it was by accident. I think what

2:37:042:37:10

would help is either an overhead

camera or a camera on the line that

2:37:102:37:13

we see in so many sports these days,

just to allow all of us think it was

2:37:132:37:18

the right decision because at the

moment there is a bit of a feeling

2:37:182:37:21

about was it all was it not right

and we have had other television

2:37:212:37:25

colleagues looking at it closely and

no one can tell.

That makes it

2:37:252:37:31

difficult for everyone watching.

Three wins and three losses now for

2:37:312:37:34

GB and Switzerland are next to

bottom of the group, how do the

2:37:342:37:37

girls regroup ahead of that one?

These girls are professional enough

2:37:372:37:43

to know that their backs are against

the wall at the moment but they will

2:37:432:37:48

go back to the village and regroup.

They have fantastic support staff to

2:37:482:37:53

help them boost their confidence in

the next few games and on paper

2:37:532:37:55

before we came here we thought

Switzerland would be a tough

2:37:552:37:59

opposition but at the moment they

are not playing well so let us

2:37:592:38:02

capitalise on that and you heard

he's saying the interview that they

2:38:022:38:07

are showing glimmers of excellence

and their moments of madness so if

2:38:072:38:10

they can string together a lot of

shots and play how they can play

2:38:102:38:14

them it is still very much in their

hands.

Thank you for joining me and

2:38:142:38:20

we will be back at the Curling

Centre later today for the great

2:38:202:38:24

British men but at the moment we

stay on the ice as we head back to

2:38:242:38:28

the hockey where it is the Czech

Republic against Switzerland and it

2:38:282:38:31

is tied at 1-1 as we head into their

second period. We can join our

2:38:312:38:38

commentary team.

2:38:382:38:41

second period. We can join our

commentary team.

2:38:412:38:44

He needs attention to his equipment

here. It is a wonderful game of

2:38:442:38:48

hockey. A big shot its out and it

popped his strap holds off the back

2:38:482:38:55

on the way through as well. It has

been a really good game of hockey

2:38:552:39:00

played between two teams who are

pretty intense right now. Check can

2:39:002:39:05

win group a with victory here which

would give them an easier route

2:39:052:39:10

through to the medal round of this

competition. It is the final group

2:39:102:39:13

game. As for the Swiss, they are

jostling for position as well. This

2:39:132:39:21

would help their cause should they

win this game. Players on either

2:39:212:39:30

side have already put in strong

performances. Right now Switzerland

2:39:302:39:36

are skating with a one-man

advantage. They are on the power

2:39:362:39:40

play.

2:39:402:39:46

play. Watching this game very

closely is Canada, they are cheering

2:39:462:39:48

mightily for the Swiss. If the Swiss

are able to come away with a victory

2:39:482:39:54

here it will open the door for

Canada with two top position in the

2:39:542:39:58

group standings. Remember in the

men's competition the three group

2:39:582:40:05

winners will go straight through to

the quarterfinals, plus the best

2:40:052:40:09

second placed team, which is most

likely to come from the group

2:40:092:40:18

involving potentially Sweden or

Finland or potentially Canada. There

2:40:182:40:27

is a fair bit of play still in place

going into this final round of games

2:40:272:40:32

as it zips wide of the target.

Everybody else goes into a play-off

2:40:322:40:39

and five place 12 and so on and so

forth. Those winners go on to play

2:40:392:40:45

in the quarterfinals but there have

been some strange results which

2:40:452:40:48

could mean that someone will get an

easy result -- route through.

2:40:482:40:57

Slovenia finishing second has really

upset the applecart in terms of the

2:40:572:41:02

season as another shot comes in. The

power play is busy from Switzerland

2:41:022:41:07

but not yet effective. A bit of

space to work in, back door, but it

2:41:072:41:15

is taken away and the penalty leads

to the end. The Czech forward drops

2:41:152:41:22

this one off. Very nearly. Created a

wonderful chance. The Czechs are so

2:41:222:41:30

good below the goal line that they

really are very strong on the

2:41:302:41:33

boards. They are chopping away

2:41:332:41:41

boards. They are chopping away here.

Reeled in again and to the net it

2:41:412:41:43

goes. A double save there. The

second one was a bouncing bomb. It

2:41:432:41:48

hit the ice and hit him in the

shoulder.

It is a terrific example

2:41:482:41:54

of the heavy forwards from the Czech

Republic causing havoc for the Swiss

2:41:542:42:00

download.

This is another chance but

it goes well wide. It ricochets off

2:42:002:42:09

a cheque stick and down the ice. 1-1

it remains at the midway point, just

2:42:092:42:14

about, of the second period.

The

Swiss continues to be opportunity

2:42:142:42:23

lost as the theme. Five power play

is nothing to show for it. This was

2:42:232:42:28

the best move. It was a nice toe

save. It was going wide anyway. The

2:42:282:42:37

cheque would like nothing more than

to play 515 because they haven't

2:42:372:42:40

been able to do it very often in

this game, as we reach the halfway

2:42:402:42:44

mark.

They have big forwards, the

Czech Republic, and they play heavy,

2:42:442:42:51

what does that mean?

What it means

as it is very difficult for the

2:42:512:42:56

Swiss defenceman to move them. So

with the cheque being able to

2:42:562:43:00

establish their position down on the

goal-line, a lot of the time they

2:43:002:43:05

are able to attract 2-1 where to

Swiss players come to one Czech

2:43:052:43:11

player and that opens up another

Czech player and creates a little

2:43:112:43:14

bit more time and space. They are

ultimately looking for an open

2:43:142:43:18

player.

That shot there was

comfortable enough.

2:43:182:43:29

comfortable enough. He has had a

good tournament so far only catches

2:43:292:43:32

with its right hand. Most netminders

are right-handed capture the left

2:43:322:43:36

and hold their stick with the right

hand and it throws the shooters off

2:43:362:43:39

ever so slightly.

2:43:392:43:45

ever so slightly. Ice hockey players

are creatures of habit and where

2:43:452:43:47

they shoot the park quite often is

all to do with the feel and they

2:43:472:43:51

will do the learned response, if you

like so the Czech players will try

2:43:512:43:55

to set this guide beneath the line.

A good save. Jonas Hiller did well.

2:43:552:44:02

This is the kind of play where the

Czech players will really prosper.

2:44:022:44:06

Back towards the blue line. Now

trying to use the full width of the

2:44:062:44:11

zone. It is a good clearance. It

forces it back. Again they come back

2:44:112:44:17

quickly. One path they are in the

zone.

2:44:172:44:26

Very, very active. A lot of bump and

a lot of grind. Now there may be

2:44:292:44:34

space for the Swiss to move forward.

They don't want to send this one in.

2:44:342:44:46

Big Lukas Hlava with speed in the

middle and he will go chasing on his

2:44:462:44:50

own, he doesn't mind that. Cleared

away by the Swiss. They cannot get

2:44:502:44:59

any quality possession there. It was

on and off the tape. A break in the

2:44:592:45:03

middle and this could be a chance

for the Czechs. A good save by Jonas

2:45:032:45:07

Hiller. The releasing pass was

exquisite. Jonas Hiller has had to

2:45:072:45:13

be really, really good to

2:45:132:45:24

deny Sekac.

The Swiss team are

having trouble getting it deep and

2:45:242:45:28

the quick transition from the Czech

team puts the Swiss defender on his

2:45:282:45:31

heels and a Sekac can get that up. A

dab allows them to get a step on the

2:45:312:45:35

Swiss defender and he shoots in the

stride. It goes to Jonas Hiller who

2:45:352:45:40

has to make a big, big save.

2:45:402:45:46

If you were wondering what Sekac was

doing on the bench, let's see this

2:45:472:45:52

again.

Hiller is another who catches

with his right hand. He catches it

2:45:522:46:04

on what they call the cheater part

of the glove. You might not have

2:46:042:46:09

caught it in the wedding, but you

cheated, you caught it in the top

2:46:092:46:13

part.

2:46:132:46:19

part.

Lots of flag waving in the

building. It really does make it

2:46:192:46:26

quite an event. And plenty of

support as well for the Czechs.

2:46:262:46:38

Quick release again. Hiller

continues to stand firm. So

2:46:382:46:46

impressed with the way the Czechs

play when they move that puck

2:46:462:46:53

quickly and get it in the zone.

2:46:532:46:59

Erat with a touch. They try and go

again.

2:47:052:47:18

again. Now that could be a chance at

the other end.

2:47:182:47:30

Goes wide. This is a thoroughly

enjoyable game to watch.

2:47:382:47:55

The Czech Republic will retreat. And

Hiller will hang on. Did Hiller

2:48:032:48:15

catch one in the back of the head

that? He shakes his head.

He might

2:48:152:48:22

have taken that shot up high in the

collarbone area. Here is another

2:48:222:48:25

terrific example of the wonderful

transition from the Czech Republic.

2:48:252:48:31

Switzerland are just happy to get it

out into the neutral zone. Czech

2:48:312:48:36

wants to fire it right back. Roman

Cervenka having words with the Swiss

2:48:362:48:43

player.

2:48:432:48:48

player. Hiller has seen enough

rubber in action in the front. .

2:48:512:48:59

Those helmets are made of Kevlar,

designed so the puck can never hit

2:48:592:49:04

them smack on the square angle. But

at the back, it is not nearly as

2:49:042:49:09

protective as the front.

It is a

different story with sticks coming

2:49:092:49:15

from the backside. He has been

remarkable this afternoon.

2:49:152:49:26

remarkable this afternoon.

He played

in Sochi four years ago. Hiller

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keeps the upper body nice and tall.

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The Czech Republic will head into

the zone again.

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the zone again. Nice pass to the

blue line. They have been dominant

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for the last few minutes,

Switzerland barely able to relieve

2:50:042:50:08

the pressure.

2:50:082:50:13

The Czech Republic are so happy to

do this as they get another turnover

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in the offensive zone.

2:50:242:50:34

A bit of fortune there. The Czech

Republic have it again. That was

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close. The Swiss are rocking right

now. The Czechs are pushing and

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pushing. Birner sends it to the net,

can't get all the way through.

The

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Swiss players are quite tired. You

see them standing still. They have

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been out there for a long time.

The

Czechs hold again at the blue line.

2:51:052:51:15

Kovar now in a bit of control. This

is an awesome bit of play from the

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Czech Republic. They are just

keeping it to the outside.

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keeping it to the outside. There is

a discussion point here. There is a

2:51:492:51:51

bit of confusion on the ice. It is

1-1, but the Czech Republic have

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been very impressive.

They really

are. The reason they are such a

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handful is that they are just as

happy to put three or four towards

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the goal line to overload down

there. So for the Swiss, do you

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overload down low or separate and

have someone high? The separation

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allows the Czechs to move around at

will. There was about a minute and a

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half of a tag zone than from the

Czechs, though, and they never to

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the net.

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the net. Martin Erat is just looking

for a little clarification from the

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referee.

These

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referee.

These pucks only get two

minutes of game time. That is part

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of the rules. There are freezers

between the penalty boxes and when

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two minutes of play have elapsed,

the referees, in the next stoppage,

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will have to change them to ensure

that the best possible condition

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will always remain. It is important

that they are frozen because if they

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are not, they will bounce all over

the place. That is why they need to

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be in the freezer.

2:53:222:53:28

They use their bodies so well to

keep possession, quite often taking

2:53:372:53:41

an impact, but maintaining

possession of the puck at the same

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time.

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Now Switzerland will have a rare

foray into the offensive zone.

2:54:002:54:07

Switzerland will now try and create

their own bit of havoc in the

2:54:152:54:18

offensive zone. Erat with a touch,

backhand shot. Good play by Ambuhl.

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I don't think it would surprise

anybody if the Swiss were to come

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down and score. The Czech Republic

have been controlling the play for

2:54:412:54:46

so much of the latter half of the

period.

Mertl gets it down low to

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the goal line.

You get the sense

that the Czech needs to put one in

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the back of the net behind Jonas

Hiller. The longer this goes, there

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is a chance that the Swiss come-down

the other way. It was a hard shot

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off the sticker Raphael Diaz, a nice

save.

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save.

You mentioned Diaz. It is a

family affair here. His sister is

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the head coach of the Swiss team,

who played earlier today. They beat

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the unified Korean team 2-0. They

will play off for the fifth and

2:55:332:55:38

sixth placed game. That hit the

outside of the net. It sounded

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metallic, but it was the outside of

the post rather than the inside.

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Switzerland are bit fuzzy in their

own zone. They have not taken the

2:56:202:56:25

opportunities that have come their

way, that is why they have invited

2:56:252:56:28

more pressure.

There was a perfect

example of that. The puck came to

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Thomas Rufenacht and he not strong

enough to clear it.

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It is the final day of the group

games in the men's competition. We

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then start to move into the knockout

phase. That is when play starts to

2:56:512:56:56

get really desperate.

2:56:562:57:03

get really desperate. That took a

big deflection.

Jonas didn't see

2:57:052:57:10

that at all.

2:57:102:57:16

that at all. Only one group so far

has its standings all thing --

2:57:182:57:28

finalised.

2:57:282:57:33

finalised.

Should be a great game

later in the day. Sweden and Finland

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will meet one another. Canada

against the hosts, Korea, is the

2:57:422:57:47

other game in this group. We are

into the final minutes of the second

2:57:472:57:50

period.

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period. All this pressure will not

count for anything unless they can

2:57:572:58:00

put the puck in the back of the net.

Having ridden out that an than they

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had earlier, that was a good

opportunity. They need to ensure

2:58:092:58:14

they are a little more clinical in

the offensive zone.

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That will do it for the period, and

what a period it was. Czech Republic

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opened the scoring. Switzerland then

fought back and had some good

2:58:512:58:59

power-play opportunities, but it's

come down to the two goalies in the

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second session, who both made very

good saves. Terrific game and they

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are all tied up at one.

STUDIO: Tense stuff at the Gangneung

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Hockey Centre. The Czech Republic

know that if they win, they will be

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straight into the quarterfinals and

avoid that play-off match. If you

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want to see the third period of that

match, you can head to the red

2:59:202:59:25

button, where it will be live. Night

is falling here in South Korea.

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Plenty of sporting excellence still

to come, including the start of the

2:59:282:59:33

two-man bobsleigh. But to take you

through all the rest of the

2:59:332:59:36

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.


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