Day 10, Part 1 Winter Olympics


Day 10, Part 1

00:30-03:00: Radzi Chinyanganya presents live coverage of day ten of the 2018 Winter Olympics, featuring the women's big air snowboarding, the ice dance and men's curling.


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Welcome to the Winter Olympics and

Day ten in Pyeongchang. We will have

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a new Olympic discipline coming up

in snowboarding, the big air. We

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will see the qualifying shortly, as

well as some more traditional winter

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sports. As for me, I've invented my

own sport. I give you the big hair!

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Is not going to work otherwise, I

want to look like Jenny Jones, here

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is what is coming up, go, song, go!

At 1am, we get our first ever

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glimpse of snowboarding big air at

the Winter Olympics. As

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qualification for the women's

competition begins. Aimee Fuller of

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Great Britain goes on that one.

After that, women's halfpipe skiing

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as Molly Summerhayes and Rowan

Cheshire try to reach Tuesday's

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file. Kelly Coomes at Nick Buckland

first appearance in the figure

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skating and at 5am, it is Great

Britain versus Denmark in the

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curling. Here is the plan...

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Have you got all that? I'm glad

somebody has! We've been asking you

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to get in touch with the

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to get in touch with the hash tag

#bbcolympics, and we have been

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asking what drinkers keeping you

watching the action. For me, it is

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good, old-fashioned builder C.

Before you join averse piece of

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action let's look at yesterday's

men's ski slopestyle file which

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featured Britain's James Woods who

went on the hunt for his first ever

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medal.

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medal.

This is 2018, the Phoenix.

Next up, we have slopestyle, let's

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break it down for you... It is the

perfect mix. And the field in the

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men's event is stacked. In the mixes

Mr James Woods, right out of

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Sheffield, England.

I was a grimy

kid, and I really don't care about

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anything but going shredding.

Woodsy, keep it simple. His runs

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when today. Are you ready? We're

ready, let's drop it.

Too much? A

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bit over the top? I think it

probably was. Woodsy has been and is

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up for this. He loves the course. He

thinks it is absolutely mega, and

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this is going to be incredible. He

stomped his first run scoring 90.2,

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but the standard in qualifying was

insane and he ended up finishing in

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eighth. Some big names didn't even

make it including gold medallist at

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the X Games, Henrik Harlaut. The top

12 advanced through to the finals.

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Bob McAdoo ski slopestyle finals.

Conditions are perfect.

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Bob McAdoo ski slopestyle finals.

Conditions are perfect. Evan

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Mceachran, the Canadian. Sent me off

the wrong way. The level of

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difficulty and technicality was off

the chart. There's one, three, 4.5,

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16, 20, pow! That is how you start

things off. The judges leaving

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themselves plenty of room, there.

Now the Norwegian, Oystein Braaten.

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Big, big name on the jumps.

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Big, big name on the jumps.

He's got

some big tricks. Hold tight. Just

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using that little detail up there.

To try and pique the judges'

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affection. The 450... And so really

nice. He seemed to miss his thingy

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off the saddle.

The double 1260. He

winds up hard.

The switch double 14.

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We are going to see back-to-back

14s, left and right, so much going

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on, then he absolutely stomps the

landing.

Talk us through these,

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Murray. The shifting hands and tail

grips, that is really hard to do.

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And there you go, 95.

The judges

have gone early. That seems really

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high, really soon. Woodsy's first

run was almost perfect. Brilliant

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control from the Royals on the first

two kickers but he didn't make his

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newest trick stick. He will be

looking to improve in-run two.

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looking to improve in-run two. James

Woods. He came so close on his first

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run. Look at the smile.

Really liked

by the free ski community. 270 off.

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Can you double it this time's you're

both of them. -- you heard both of

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them.

Coming off in different

directions which the judges will

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like.

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like.

Using the direction of the

Twisted Sister kicker, but going

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right off the corner.

Better grab,

that time. Now, the bottom jump,

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here, what has he got for us? The

octo is there a!

Yes, Woodsy! That

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was huge! Great Britain's free ski

throws down a run that showcases him

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at his very best. Matthew Bourne.

So, second place for Woodsy at the

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moment. -- 91. Second

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moment. -- 91. Second place to

Braaten at the moment. We knew that

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Israel's were going to be strong but

he backed it up with powerful

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kickers on his first run. And now

he's poised to strike.

He is like a

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wild Cobra. Into jump two. He has

gone really deep on that.

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gone really deep on that. The switch

16 triple at the end. Very big, and

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the Canadians know it. Solder is 91,

bronze is anything above 89.4, and

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Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada

moves into the second, the silver

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medal position. Oystein Braaten

remains in gold, James Woods gets

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pushed down into bronze. Third and

final runs coming up here at the

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men's ski slopestyle finals. James

Woods, looking to repeat Izzy

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Atkin's, this meant yesterday and

take a medal here. -- Izzy Atkin's

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accomplishment.

Up and over the

goalpost. I really like that line.

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Years missed the 450 amp. A lot of

work needs to do, something very

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special. He has just tagged his way

out of that. He is going to use the

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transition.

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transition. So, so smooth, there.

He's gone straight over the front.

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Into the 1260. The earth came to

meet him, there. My goodness, it was

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perfect! Oh, but he has missed that

one rail. Arguably the rail that he

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has made look so stylish and clean

up to this point. 90 points. If the

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450 had been there, it would have

been an improvement, he might have

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reeled in Alex Beaulieu-Marchand in

silver position but instead it is a

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long and torturous wait for James

Woods.

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Woods. Nick Gopper. This will be

big.

Bronze medal in Sochi. He needs

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to up his game a little bit. Nice

top section, through the top.

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top section, through the top. The

right side triple, double grab.

And

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he made that look easy, opened up

early, spotted the landing.

And the

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scores, 93.6, he goes into silver

medal position, Alex

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Beaulieu-Marchand goes into bronze

and James Woods drops out of the top

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three. He shakes the

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three. He shakes the hand of Goepper

and walks out of the finish area.

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Alex Beaulieu-Marchand will watch

very nervously in bronze medal

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position as Oscar Wester prepares to

drop. What has he got?

He needs the

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run of his life here. Huge 450. Took

that the wrong way, so the pretzel

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out.

And he's gone. That's it. And

celebrations can begin down at the

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bottom. The Norwegian with a

fantastic first run that has stood

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the test of time in final, will take

the gold medal. In second place, it

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is the American, the bronze in

Sochi, with the silver here in

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Pyeongchang. In third place, it is

the Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand,

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and heartbreakingly, in fourth, is

James Woods.

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and heartbreakingly, in fourth, is

James Woods.

It is a game of

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perfection. And not just that,

you've got to go above and beyond,

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difficulty wise, and that was

insane. I've come here, instructed

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this run to win. It was definitely a

go for broke run, wasn't quite

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perfect, but I managed to step up

under the knife. That was a show.

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Goodness me, it was a good one. So

frustrating for James Woods, and so

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close to getting his first ever

Winter Olympic medal. One man who

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already has one is Marcel Hirscher,

who took gold in the men's Alpine

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combined, but could he make it two

in the men's giant slalom?

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Marcel Hirscher on a mission.

One of

the greatest of all time. The one

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thing missing from his trophy

cabinet is an Olympic gold medal.

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Glorious slalom skiing from Marcel

Hirscher. At last, he is an Olympic

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champion.

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champion.

It Marcel Hirscher

achieves what is capable of and win

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three gold medals at these games, he

will be the undisputed, greatest

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male skier of all time. He has

already won gold in the combined and

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in the giant slalom he is in

spectacular form. He is the reigning

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world champion. The only question

is, can he deal with the pressure of

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expectation? On the first run, the

only other skier to win a World Cup

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giant slalom was Alexi Panter Row.

Set the pace. His team-mate might

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have got some information from his

partner, Mikaela Shiffrin, to ski in

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till a very fast time into second.

Then it was the turn of Marcel

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Hirscher who improved his class on

the first run, skiing Outers .63

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lead. He leads the Olympic giant

slalom by a massive margin. Manuel

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Feller and Luke P Dan Bailey crash

spectacularly into the fence on the

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final gate. The man who is lying

second in the World Cup standings,

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Kristoffersen, who could be Marcel

Hirscher's biggest rival, was slow

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and was in tenth position. The

Norwegian, proved he is a big event

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skier being in third in the first

run. The Italian came in from 18 to

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be placed fourth on the first run.

There are only six races within a

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second of Marcel Hirsch, so this is

one for the Austrian Toulouse. Over

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to your commentator, Matt Chilton.

COMMENTATOR: Kristoffersen had a

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disappointing first run by his

standards. The second best giant

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slalom skier of the season.

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Nothing wrong with this top section

from Henrik Kristoffersen.

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He is getting quicker and quicker.

He was the bronze in the slalom four

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years ago behind the two Austrians.

He will move into gold medal

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position. He does so with the lead

of 1.14 seconds.

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of 1.14 seconds. Much more attack

and much more aggression and taking

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the right amount of risk with the

line. He was running late at times

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but just on the edge. It was a good

enough time potentially to climb up

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onto the podium.

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He cannot do it. That is not what

Kristoffersen did. He left it all on

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the mountain and unfortunately it is

not happening. Can he get amongst

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the provisional medal places?

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the provisional medal places? He is

sixth and with two to come,

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remarkably, Henrik Kristoffersen is

guaranteed an Olympic medal. Leave

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Kristian Ernesto Hagen, it wasn't

enough on the turns and then

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skidding at the end of each turn and

that is when it slipped away.

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Penultimate skier on the hill.

Bronze medallist four years ago in

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Sochi.

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Sochi. He has a decent lead over

Kristoffersen.

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Kristoffersen. Managed to make his

landing. I don't think he lost too

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much speed. It was untidy at worst.

It is still very... Handy, that

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advantage. This was untidy again. It

is a risky second run.

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is a risky second run. This one is

going to go right to the wire. Final

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terms are clean and fast, now he

lets them run. Kristoffersen can

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barely watch.

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barely watch. Kristoffersen stays in

top spot.

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Seat of the pants skiing. Aggressive

on the top part of the cause. Almost

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jumped out of the course altogether

and then on the steep section,

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perhaps a bit too hard on his edges.

He was late when he came down most

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of those terms on the steep. He had

believed, but it just slipped away

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by four hundredths of a second. Next

up, Marcel Hirscher.

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up, Marcel Hirscher.

Marcel Hirscher

comes into the second run. This

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greatest skier of his generation.

Already the gold medallist the

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Alpine Skiing. Opens up one second

over Kristoffersen. They have

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enjoyed great rivalry over the last

few season. But in the last two it

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is usually Marcel Hirscher who comes

out on top. He's probably the best

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Austrian ski racer of all time. It

doesn't matter about that mistake,

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you can get away with another couple

of errors and still go on and claim

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his second gold of The Games.

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his second gold of The Games. He is

carving beautiful turns, so much

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movement and athleticism on display.

1.25 seconds. He is in a different

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league. Cruising towards gold medal

number two. He is the giant slalom

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Olympic champion. It is the golden

44 Marcel Hirscher in Pyeongchang.

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It was quite fantastic. Gold medal

number two with a superb masterclass

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display of giant slalom skiing. On

the top section he was sensational,

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made a bit of a mistake going on to

the steep, got the line wrong and

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had to do an edge set. On the steep,

one turn was slightly late but

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immediately corrected the folds and

he took his foot off the gas in the

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last couple of gates and crossed the

line. Miles ahead of the rest of the

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field.

Combine gold, big surprise

but everybody was expecting tie with

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when the gold medal in the GS race.

Aggressive conditions appear, not

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typical, not used to buy European

athletes, so it was tricky to find

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the right setup.

But we manage this.

What does a feel like to emulate

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your childhood hero, Alberto Tomba?

It is special. Two gold medals and

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now it is time to celebrate.

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Double gold, but his best event is

yet to come. You are here to talk

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about the big air, making its

Olympic debut, what can you tell us

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about it?

It is one of the most

dynamic disciplines in snowboarding.

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This is like taking one of those

jumps off the end and asking a rider

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for their best trick. It is shorter

in its format, more explosive and

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dynamic. Instead of seeing 80% of

what a rider is capable of, we will

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see 110%. In the finals you see more

variations, three jumps on the best

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two count. In this case, they have

done an interesting thing with the

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jump. It is bigger, it is enormous

but by the scale of the riders, it

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is medium to large. So it may not

allow for the quad core, which is

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the biggest trick. Four rotations

where the head goes underneath the

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board well they are spinning on a

horizontal axis at the same time. It

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is called a Cork because it is like

a corkscrew rotation. Billy Morgan

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was the first person to land it, the

British rider. But this jump will

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take, you'll have to send it to the

bottom of the landing to make space

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for that. I have heard murmurings in

might be possible but we will kick

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off with the women and the women in

training, they have been raving

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about this job. They say it is

incredible.

In the Slopestyle, there

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were big issues with the wind and

Aimee Fuller was gutted with how bad

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it was. That is out of the way, so

is this a chance of redemption?

That

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is exactly what will happen. The

women's Slopestyle became a lottery

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because of those conditions, it

wasn't a showcase of the best of

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women's snowboarding. When you

consider how far it has progressed

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in the last Olympic cycle, we have

gone from two rotations, to 2.5.

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Sina Candrian tried a 1080 in Sochi.

All the women now will have the

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trick. The progression is huge and

to be able to showcase back in

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conditions like this, I think today

could be a brilliant, brilliant

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spectacle.

You have set it up

beautifully and I am pumped for

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this. Aimee Fuller will be looking

to make amends in the qualification.

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She has been given free rein

throughout The Games to write for

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the BBC. This is her latest

instalment.

Amy, I love you. I love

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Korea. Where are we going? You are

now an Olympian.

Nick Butland.

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Opening ceremony, baby. It is such a

windy contest, it really was

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absolutely crazy. Gave it everything

I had in the tank, but that last

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jump just wasn't meant to be.

I am

now mother of the Olympian. I always

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was.

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was.

Has been a good crack.

Behind-the-scenes.

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Behind-the-scenes. I met up with my

family and we are walking around the

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markets. Nice to get out of the

village for a day. I love Korea.

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Thank you. Where are you from?

Great

Britain.

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Britain. I would not eat that.

Where

are you from?

Great Britain.

I love

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you.

I am back in the village,

straight back to it.

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We are at the big air then you,

Jessica has just gone down. She is

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looking good. Hope it is not too

windy. Makes make sure you tune in.

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By compete on the 19th, to make sure

you tune in.

She has been enjoying

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herself so let's see how she gets on

in the women's big air qualifiers.

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We had over to Ed.

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herself the first of our

commentators is about to go. Not her

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favourite discipline in 2006. She

sets out with a backside 720. By her

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standards, very simple but the great

example, first up, of just how

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comfortable the woman are on this

jump after three days of practice.

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It is getting rave reviews from the

women. The backside 720. Backside,

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because that's the direction of

rotation. She turns her back on the

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landing, the tail grab air, gets

hold of the tale, just a little bit

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early, maybe. She lands just off the

first line. In the sweet spot of the

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landing. A little bit untidy. But

she has been held up, there, for

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about four minutes. You can forgive

her for being a little bit stiff,

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the format of qualification, two

jumps, and the best run will count.

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26 women jumping. 65, always

difficult, the first run, Cheryl has

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a backside 900. She can take that if

she wants.

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she wants. Next up, Britain was Mike

Aimee Fuller.

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Aimee Fuller. Her coach, just behind

her. It will be interesting to see

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what

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what direction Aimee drops in in.

She has a cab double under Philip.

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She is going for it, and she just

sat back on the landing. But the

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first double of the day goes down.

So, so close.

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So, so close. Aimee's got two runs.

Just got the grab, a tiny tickle,

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the second one, but doubles have

become almost standard in women's

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snowboarding now.

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snowboarding now. The first of them

arrived in 2013, 2014, when Aimee

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landed this trick in Sochi, at the

Winter Olympics.

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Winter Olympics. But Katie Ormerod,

who is not here and riding, after

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she cracked her heel in training for

slopestyle. He knows it's all down

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to second runs, now.

Hello, guys,

thank you for waking up early!

Aimee

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gives it up for the second jump.

Yes, doubles are commonplace now,

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but there will be a requirement, I

think, 1080s or doubles, for the

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final. Aimee is throwing it out

there. Now, Hailey Langland,

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fantastic style.

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fantastic style. The 17-year-old

from Southern California has such a

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relaxed attitude. Never looks like

she has been training. Looks like

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she has just been doing hot laps in

the park for fun. A lot of promise

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in 2016-17, but hasn't quite back

that up in 2018.

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that up in 2018. The cab 720, taking

off backwards and rotating

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frontside. That's can spin, very

simple. She is filming up, there,

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for a cab 1080. That is a really

stock trick, lovely style on it,

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though. You can see she grabs... The

stalefish air, the Mellon, and then

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onto the tail.

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onto the tail. There is. There the

stalefish air. She got to grab on

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the board, there, so that she can

just get hold of those grabs,

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beautiful grounds, style- was, a lot

cleaner than Cheryl Maas, who took a

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65 on her first jump. Hailey

Langland moves up into the lead, on

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73. Relatively simple. The judges

without bad a big discussion. She

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has a little shimmy shake going on,

there. Canadians giving it up for

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the American. Good to see. They are

also anticipating the drop of this

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woman, Spencer O'Brien, heartbroken

in Sochi in 2014, and so

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disappointed at the Slopestyle at

the beginning of last week.

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the beginning of last week. So, can

see now make her Olympic dream a

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reality, like Cheryl Maas, she's one

of the veterans of the sport. One of

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the first woman to advocated equal

rights for kickers for the women,

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she didn't want to ride smaller

jumps. Frontside 720, so, so smooth.

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Very, very nice. Just gliding

through that. Look so relaxed. She

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will be really pleased. It is so

much talent in this field. A great

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view of the 19.5 metre table top the

riders have to clear. Lovely.

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There's so much talent in this

field, so many solid riders. In

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perfect conditions like this, it's

going to be very, very difficult.

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The judges were let off lightly in

slopestyle but the win, where it

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essentially became a lottery. That

is a score of 69.5 for Spencer.

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There are quite like directions you

can spin, if you bring forward you

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can do frontside and backside, and

the same when you are going

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backwards. Switch backside is going

backwards and turning your back on

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the landing, that is the hardest.

Sina Candrian, talking to some OTHER

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COACHES, we have not seen her

training over the last couple of

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days. I'm not sure if she has

sustained any kind of injury in

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slopestyle. She was one of the many

riders who went down quite hard in

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slopestyle, but she has a big one

side repertoire. Going frontside ten

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81st hit, and just slips down. That

is the trick she landed and pushed

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the judges very hard with to take

Jenny Jones' bronze medal in 2014.

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So it's still working very hard for

her. The frontside 1080, three ball

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spins, taking off the heels, a much

harder edge to control. Gets the

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grab nice and early, but then let's

go, early. She is down on the tail a

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bit too soon. Because she hasn't got

her edge in contact with the slow,

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she can't kill the rotation in her

upper body. It keeps rotating. She

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just slides out.

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just slides out. The teeth gritted.

She knew that it was overcooked.

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Spots the landing. She can't kill

it. Sina Candrian will rely on her

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next jump. 31.7 five.

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next jump. 31.7 five. The judging is

for overall impression, looking at

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every aspect of the jump,

technicality, how clean it is, the

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landing. Julia Marino. Silver

medallist of X Games two weeks ago.

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She has the cab double under Philip.

-- underflip. A little bit more

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rotation on it now, Harper tell

whether it is the cab double cork

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900, for it to be the 900, the

Neasden not the two backflips at a

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90 degrees rotation. -- there needs

not to be the two backflips.

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not to be the two backflips. Yes, I

can hear the MC calling it the cab

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double underflip 900. Means that she

is in two double backflip territory,

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there. But the corkscrew lets you

short cut through horizontal degrees

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rotation. Spending on two

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rotation. Spending on two axes,

83.75. For me, that trick very

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similar to the one that we saw Aimee

Fuller falling on early on. An

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indication of what score is

available if Aimee Fuller lands it.

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Zoi Sadowski Synott, we got a

glimpse of what she is capable of in

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slopestyle. Huge double backflip,

and she stomps it, almost to the

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fifth line. The youngest women in

the field, just 16, and she has been

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so exciting. The first time I saw

her riding was the World

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Championships in 2017. It was a very

hot course. And it was a very big

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course. Some of them are intimidated

by the course, some of the big seas.

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And she was doing some of the

biggest jumps, and making a mockery

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of the biggest names of the

business, their fears. She's done it

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again, here. Look how comfortable

she is in this trip. She knows that

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she has over rotated, opens up, lays

it out, and stomps it on the

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penultimate line of the landing. The

biggest we have seen anyone go.

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There is no horizontal rotation, no

360, 540, but it is a great

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rangefinder. It will be interesting

to see whether judges put this. So

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just behind Hailey

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just behind Hailey Langland on

72.75, third place for Zoi Sadowski

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Synott. So the helicopter just

circling around this enormous

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scaffolding tower. Brooke Voigt, she

took 14th in Copper, and eight in

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the Beijing Air And Style. She has

was done well on home turf in

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Canada. Two silvers from the World

Championships. The second in Calgary

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at the World Cup, there. Frontside

720 with a melon grab. The landing

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was lovely. First jump in the bag

for Brooke Voigt. As we have seen

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with the doubles being thrown down

by the likes of Julia Marino and Zoi

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Sadowski Synott, it's going to need

to be very, very clean to make the

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finals.

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finals. Candrian has come up with a

statement of intent from the

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frontside 1080. And now what we have

seen from Brooke Voigt begs the

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question whether that rotation will

be enough for the files any more.

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With the amount of practice the

women have had, and how comfortable

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they are on this jump, it is going

to be all about the doubles. Brooke

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Voigt, 67.75. I'd imagine the judges

are working on the idea that, if all

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of the strong jumps are in and

landed, you'd be looking at scores

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of 80, and above. Next up, double

gold medallist in Olympic

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slopestyle. She has one goal both in

Sochi and here. Can she cap that

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slopestyle medal with a gold here?

Certainly, her practice on the

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airbag in Park city, that $3 million

facility that has paid off so well

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already for the Americans has taught

her doubles. She has gone double.

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And she came up a little bit short.

Uncharacteristic for Anderson. But

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we never really see her pushed. In

slopestyle, she doesn't need this

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cab double under. She made a debut

with it in New Zealand at the first

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World Cup of the year but,

interestingly, her execution of it

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was not as strong as the Slopestyle

run she pulled off without that, so

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it's not that trick she has Perth --

permanently added to the Slopestyle

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run and, as such, you have to ask,

is it the finished article? She's

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very late on that second dip. That

is most definitely a cab. Cab 900.

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Underflip. She's got the horizontal

rotation in there, as well. Just one

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jump left for Jamie Anderson but if

the last 12 years of Slopestyle

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riding has taught us anything it is

that Jamie Anderson can deal with

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pressure.

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Next in, Enni Rukajarvi. She is so

smooth. Winds up, cab 720. One of

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her tricks she uses in Slopestyle,

regularly. She is so consistent.

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That was like clocking in the Enni

Rukajarvi. Yes, that is my cab

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seven, no fanfare, nothing fancy.

Just a very tidy switch sides 720.

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Very, very clean. She has been very

smart, Enni Rukajarvi. She suffered

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from burn-out just before Sochi,"

into 2013, the qualification process

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took its toll on her. Another 720

that measures 70 points. Landed

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cleanly and she couldn't break 70

points. So, Enni Rukajarvi looking

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around. Fifth place. The judges are

saying, we are expecting more than

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720, ladies. They have been watching

practice and they know what

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everybody is capable of. They are

not giving out the big scores for

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what they see as a run of the mill

tricks. We will see anything but a

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run of the mill trick here.

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Reira Iwabuchi, just 16 years of

age.

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age. She has thrown this trick

consistently over the last three

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days in training. I would be very

surprised if she doesn't set the cat

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amongst the pigeons here first go.

Say that, she is dropping in switch.

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She has gone very easy as well, cab

900. Two and a half spins, taking

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off backwards, landing/ to Reira

Iwabuchi, so consistent is already

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at 16. She came literally out of

nowhere. She got second at the

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Junior World Championships in the

Czech Republic. She stepped up to

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the big stage, second in her first

World Cup, second at the big air,

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second at the Slopestyle and took

Slopestyle in the big air at X

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Games. The 16-year-old has arrived

already.

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already. Just missed the grabs.

Didn't quite have that as cleanly as

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she would have liked. The judges

will penalise her, but 80 points.

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Big rotation, puts her into second

place. Just behind Julia Marino. The

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Japanese rider sandwiched between

two Americans. The Japanese have

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been pushing so hard in women's

Slopestyle and big air.

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Now, Yuka Fujimori. Her fourth

winter Olympics but second as a

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Slopestyle. Usually freestylers get

old and they don't want to take the

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hits on the big jumps in any more

and start riding Snowboard Cross.

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Yuka Fujimori, has done it the

opposite way around. Far from making

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up the numbers here, the 31-year-old

has been throwing down some doubles

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in training.

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in training. Eggs at the world

champions in Nevada at the end of

0:48:410:48:44

last season. -- eight. Still

discussing with the coach exactly

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what she is going to do.

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Just holding here. Certainly no

wind. I take that back, you can see

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the flag just down below them. A

little tiny bit, but we are in a

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little bowl, so whatever there is

should be swirling lightly.

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should be swirling lightly. So the

dreaded W word those rare its head

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again. It is a headwind. Can see

from that angle. It gives you an

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idea of just how big the running is

for this. Very steep as well.

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Steeper than any black run you will

be able to ride in any resort,

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anywhere in the world. The riders

need a vast amount of speed in a

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very short space of time. The wind

has dropped down and Yuka Fujimori

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drops in. Backside 900 and stomps

it. Tiny, tiny finger drag, if you

0:50:080:50:20

are interested, the women's ski

halfpipe, featuring Rowan Cheshire

0:50:200:50:29

and Molly Summerhayes is on the red

button now. Red button coverage, the

0:50:290:50:37

women's ski halfpipe, over there

now. We will stay here for the

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women's big air qualifying first

runs.

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runs. Just dragging a tiny bit.

Little double grab. Front hand on

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the toe edge to backhand on the toe

edge. We saw the cab 1080 which is a

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little bit easier. Taking off

backwards and landing switch. This

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is taking a forwards and landing

backwards. You can see the impact

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from Yuka Fujimori. If you wear it

impact shorts, you have a little bit

0:51:220:51:29

of padding on your hips. If you fold

directly on your hips, it is easy to

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get groin strain with a heavy impact

on the pelvis., 82 points for Yuka

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Fujimori. And I think we are seeing

the first of the Japanese riders,

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who are really going to start

dominating this big air appeal.

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Silje Norendal pulled out of X Games

Slopestyle because of the snow. She

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doesn't have the mass if conditions

aren't perfect. She will be watching

0:52:100:52:16

and waiting to see what the wind

does. The Norwegian, three

0:52:160:52:21

consecutive X Games Slopestyle

medals.

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medals. Very, very experienced rider

at this level.

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2013, 2014, 2015 X Games gold-medal

with a frontside of her toes. If you

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imagine he will stand sideways and

then open your shoulders. The front

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of your body faces in the direction

of your travel. You should do it off

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your heels, as she has done there,

switch 900 and very clean. Not huge,

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she didn't take off the biggest

part, but she still made it over the

0:53:090:53:15

kicker comfortably. She started the

rotation really early on the kicker

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as well. Watch the replay, she is

sliding up the face of the jump.

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Again, the double grab. This is a

great sign that women feel really

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comfortable on this jump. Brings the

same hand round onto the toe edge.

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That is difficult. Most people if

they are doing two grabs in one

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jump, she has done almost 180

degrees as she took off. Really

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washing through the start of that.

At I will be very interested to see

0:53:530:53:59

what the judges make of that. Very,

very clean landing from Silje

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Norendal.

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76 for Silje Norendal. Fourth place.

Little bit premature on the

0:54:160:54:24

take-off, I thought. I would like to

see her really pumped into that and

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wash through the kicker. It would

give her more distance. OK, she is

0:54:300:54:37

the current leader of the women's

World Cup. She has been dominating

0:54:370:54:42

this discipline. She was heartbroken

to miss out in Slopestyle. She

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redefined what women Slopestyle is

that the US open ten months ago.

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But, look at the result, gold at X

Games two weeks ago at big air. She

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took first, the big air, first in

Beijing and first in Milan. She has

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one every contest she has ended.

Switch double on the flip. Very

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tidy, very big. That is first place.

Finally, the Austrians have

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something to cheer about here. After

a huge degree of expectation

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surrounding Anna Gasser in

Slopestyle, where she just wasn't

0:55:320:55:38

able to deliver. She is one of the

riders who likes conditions to be as

0:55:380:55:43

good as possible. She isn't fuzzy,

but she knew at her weight, things

0:55:430:55:48

wouldn't go her way. She was very

courageous and attempted this trick

0:55:480:55:53

in Slopestyle but it didn't work for

her. She was blown off course on the

0:55:530:56:00

first of the three kickers. But she

comes in here and lays it down first

0:56:000:56:04

go, making it look very, very easy.

0:56:040:56:15

Anna Gasser, smiling today as

women's Snowboarding gets the

0:56:160:56:23

platform it deserves. 88.25 and Anna

Gasser moves 4.5 points into the

0:56:230:56:28

lead. , another one of the very

talented Japanese riders. Miyabi

0:56:280:56:40

Onitsuka, I have seen her going

through the gears in the last two

0:56:400:56:44

years. She was over the moon in

2014. She took second in the

0:56:440:56:51

European open Slopestyle contest.

That was the trick she used to such

0:56:510:56:56

good effect. She has had it in her

repertoire for three years and it is

0:56:560:57:01

starting to look very, very clean. I

have known for a fact she spent the

0:57:010:57:06

run-up to these games at the

maximised facility in Canada. She

0:57:060:57:13

has a lot more to give than the cab

900. Taking off on the left-hand

0:57:130:57:25

side of the kicker. Rather than

drifting to the right, she actually

0:57:250:57:28

drifts to the left. Really

interesting.

0:57:280:57:35

interesting. She doesn't quite get

the grab on that to prove to the

0:57:350:57:42

judges that she is really in control

of that trick. It is not going to be

0:57:420:57:47

the top spot, but high 70s? I think

78, maybe? We have

0:57:470:58:01

78, maybe? We have seen Silje

Norendal outdo the cab 900, but she

0:58:020:58:06

didn't pop into the take-off like

Miyabi Onitsuka. Low 80s. I wasn't

0:58:060:58:13

100% sure it was worth that much.

But the judges obviously rewarding

0:58:130:58:20

the pop over the lack of grab.

Canadian in next.

0:58:200:58:31

Canadian in next. Laurie Blouin. She

had a decent black eye, on her left

0:58:330:58:40

eye. But, as is so often the case,

you see one person take the medal

0:58:400:58:48

and then they find their confidence,

their Mojo. It could be the case

0:58:480:58:53

with Laurie Blouin here.

0:58:530:58:58

The cab double under 900. Nice

horizontal rotation mixed with the

0:59:010:59:07

backflips. Much more of a corkscrew

to that.

0:59:070:59:13

to that. Laurie Blouin looking very

happy and relaxed. You can see the

0:59:180:59:23

remnants of that shiner. Lovely

rotation. She gets a good bit of

0:59:230:59:33

spin in, alongside the Philips. The

cab double under corkscrew 900, good

0:59:330:59:38

grab, great style on the landing.

Grabs on, solid, really holds onto

0:59:380:59:44

that. So, decent style. Really clean

on the landing. It's going to be a

0:59:440:59:58

very strong score, I think. Is it

better than Anna Gasser's? According

0:59:581:00:05

to the judges it is, 90.25. Laurie

Blouin, confidence has got her

1:00:051:00:15

honour roll. Very impressive from

the 21-year-old Canadian out Quebec.

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Next up, Jessika Jenson, one of the

few riders in the first run of

1:00:271:00:32

slopestyle last Monday to lay down a

clean run. She is the fourth pick

1:00:321:00:40

for the American women's slopestyle

team.

1:00:401:00:48

team. Love that, oh, yes! Beautiful!

The backside rodeo late corkscrew

1:00:481:00:56

seven.

1:00:561:01:02

seven. Wow! Very nice. You do not

see that in women's snowboarding.

1:01:021:01:10

Jessika Jenson, where have you

pulled that one from? She comes in

1:01:101:01:14

off the toes, then falls into the

back of that rotation. Very, very

1:01:141:01:18

nice. Just falling off the toes, and

dipping the head. It's very hard to

1:01:181:01:28

do that on a snowboard. We saw it on

skis a lot yesterday. On the ski

1:01:281:01:34

slopestyle. Very, very nice riding

from Jessika Jenson. This is the cat

1:01:341:01:45

amongst the pigeons for the judges.

What can they do with this? I

1:01:451:01:50

thought she might have caught an

edge, I haven't seen that trick from

1:01:501:01:54

her. Jessika Jenson giving a shout

out to her local resort, Kelly

1:01:541:02:01

Canyon in Idaho. 13th on the slope

in Sochi. She came into those games,

1:02:011:02:10

I remember thinking she'd come out

of nowhere, but she got third place

1:02:101:02:14

twice in the US Grand Prix

qualifiers. Wasn't able to step up

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into finals.

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into finals. Easily the highest 720

score we have seen, 76.25, because

1:02:251:02:31

of unorthodox rotation, but she

wasn't able to reel in those big

1:02:311:02:38

doubles that we have seen from Anna

Gasser, Zoi Sadowski Synnott, Julia

1:02:381:02:44

Marino and Laurie Blouin.

1:02:441:02:52

Marino and Laurie Blouin. Next in,

Sofya Fedorova. She does some big

1:02:521:02:59

backflips. In training, we have seen

a couple of cab double unders.

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a couple of cab double unders. The

goofy-foot, dropping in forwards.

1:03:081:03:12

The backside 720. She went big. A

giveaway. Christopher Walken talks

1:03:121:03:20

about it in True Romance, every man

has a tail. Lovely jump, there go

1:03:201:03:35

the arms. Just as she comes in, she

realises she's gone a little bit too

1:03:351:03:41

far, she had gone a bit bigger than

she thought. And the judges getting

1:03:411:03:46

a clear signal from Sofya Fedorova

that she was out of control. She let

1:03:461:03:53

go of the grab, early. Oh, I have

gone a bit too big, she winds down

1:03:531:04:01

the windows, still manages is to put

it down cleanly, but we have seen

1:04:011:04:08

720s in the high 60s, then we see a

very unorthodox one beautifully

1:04:081:04:14

accomplished by Jessika Jenson in

the high 70s, but for Sofya

1:04:141:04:19

Fedorova, she needs to up her game,

there are, if she wants to make the

1:04:191:04:23

top 12. At the moment, Enni

Rukajarvi is in the top-10 spot. We

1:04:231:04:32

still have eight more riders in the

first runs here. Things have just

1:04:321:04:38

been brought up to a simmer. Haven't

really started to reduce this stock.

1:04:381:04:49

The Swiss road very well, for me,

she is one of the most courageous in

1:04:491:04:55

the slopestyle finals. Lovely tweak

on that backside 720. Neat grab,

1:04:551:05:04

just pushing it out really nicely

styled.

1:05:041:05:14

She takes off, the front hand goes

down to the toe edge, she

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straightens the front leg. Take

another look at that take-off, she

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might have got a very quick grab in.

No, it was just a trailing arm. It

1:05:261:05:33

looked for a second like a grab, and

she punches the middle of the board,

1:05:331:05:39

down by the tail.

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down by the tail. Carla Somaini,

another one of those riders out of

1:05:511:05:56

Laas in Switzerland, who have been

using that incredible snow party

1:05:561:05:59

training. Of the standard 720s we

have seen S definitely the biggest

1:05:591:06:06

squirrel. Currently in 11th place.

-- the biggest school. That pushes

1:06:061:06:13

Enna Rukajarvi into 13th. So a lot

of pressure building now. And we are

1:06:131:06:23

seeing strength in depth in this

field, of women really getting put

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to the test.

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Next in, Katerina Vojackova, this is

very much about experience for the

1:06:521:06:59

young Czech. A couple of decent

World Cup results.

1:06:591:07:10

World Cup results. Dropping in

forwards, the double Wildcat and

1:07:101:07:12

over rotates, goes really big. But

she has come out with one of her

1:07:121:07:18

biggest tricks first, the double

backflip. She spins back up.

1:07:181:07:35

backflip. She spins back up. Martin

Cernik, who won the board crashed at

1:07:351:07:37

the snowboard festival in the UK in

the late 90s, you would have seen

1:07:371:07:44

him plying his trade, he won that

cup more than a few times. Big body

1:07:441:07:49

grab, there.

1:07:491:07:54

grab, there. From Katerina

Vojackova, Andy left arm locks

1:07:581:08:00

underneath the front leg. And the

judges really don't like seeing

1:08:001:08:03

that. She's got a body grab, and no

board grab. Things that will

1:08:031:08:13

highlight to the judges that the

jump was left -- less than perfect.

1:08:131:08:19

Katerina Vojackova is going to rely

on her second run.

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She has the talent still -- there is

a lot of talent still left to drop,

1:08:321:08:38

though. 20th place for Katerina.

It's all academic. Six riders left

1:08:381:08:48

to drop. And this woman is very

interesting, Slovakian, 24 years

1:08:481:08:58

old, a frustrating 2017 for her, but

you look back through the ages and

1:08:581:09:03

she has been one of the trailblazers

for women in terms of big air, first

1:09:031:09:10

woman to land a front double ten.

The first woman to take that into

1:09:101:09:15

competition in 2017. And that's what

she has gone for. The front side

1:09:151:09:27

double cork 1080. Amazingly, she

didn't have enough speed. So,

1:09:271:09:33

brilliant free

1:09:331:09:38

brilliant free rider and always

throws it down and relaxed sessions

1:09:391:09:42

but she has struggled. She goes

frontside air double cork 1080. This

1:09:421:09:47

one wouldn't look out of place in

the men's competition. You have to

1:09:471:09:51

feel for her, because she's been one

of the trailblazers, she has just

1:09:511:09:56

never got the podiums to match her

trick repertoire.

1:09:561:10:04

trick repertoire. She just can't

settle herself, can't take the

1:10:041:10:08

pressure at big competitions, I

don't know, but it would be a

1:10:081:10:14

travesty if Klaudia Medlova doesn't

make the finals.

1:10:141:10:20

make the finals. She obviously is

confident. She must have thrown this

1:10:201:10:23

trick down a lot in training.

1:10:231:10:29

trick down a lot in training. Now

the Czech rider, Sarka Pancochova,

1:10:321:10:35

an integral figure in women's

snowboarding over the last 15 years.

1:10:351:10:46

Look up shop bales and mass attacks

Web series, and you will see just

1:10:471:10:52

how good she is.

1:10:521:10:58

how good she is. -- shark tails. Not

the most technical trick but nicely

1:10:591:11:06

done, really nice style. Have a look

at this. The ground is beautiful.

1:11:061:11:14

And she really gives it a bit of

whang in the middle. A little double

1:11:141:11:20

poke, very tidy from Sarka

Pancochova. Carving

1:11:201:11:32

Pancochova. Carving hard, easing up

the back leg, extends that front

1:11:321:11:35

leg. Actually looks more subtle in

slow motion. It was much more

1:11:351:11:42

pronounced in real-time. Sarka

Pancochova, 65.5. About what we were

1:11:421:11:49

expecting for the 720. She has a

unicorn. That is excellent news!

1:11:491:11:59

Now, Isabel Derungs suffered a

horrific leg break riding up a drag

1:11:591:12:08

lift. Someone rode in tow, nothing

she could do. She has been coming

1:12:081:12:12

back from that. She's one of the old

hands. -- someone rode into her. She

1:12:121:12:20

has been on great form this season.

The frontside air 720, she missed

1:12:201:12:26

the grab, she will be really

disappointed about that.

1:12:261:12:36

disappointed about that. So, the

Swiss, she has a lovely backside

1:12:361:12:40

radio.

1:12:401:12:45

radio. -- rodeo. Good to see that

come out. Both hands hunting around

1:12:481:12:54

for any kind of grab. She knew that

she had locked into the rotation,

1:12:541:12:58

she was spinning nicely, but just

can't settle her upper body on top

1:12:581:13:07

of the board. That's a perfect

example of why snowboarders grab. A

1:13:071:13:13

great indicator of control in a

trick and if you're really in

1:13:131:13:22

control, then you can start to throw

the ball around, to tweak, poke and

1:13:221:13:27

bonehead, as it is known in

snowboarding. Highly

1:13:271:13:36

snowboarding. Highly amusing double

entendres but brilliant words to

1:13:361:13:38

describe what you can do with the

snowboard indy air, once you have it

1:13:381:13:41

at your disposal.

1:13:411:13:47

Next in, Jessica Rich has been

looking very smooth in qualifying.

1:13:471:13:53

27 years old. She knows the game.

And just like we saw from Shaka

1:13:531:14:02

panko Cove, there will be lashings

of style.

1:14:021:14:10

of style. -- Sarka Pancochova. The

Australians have had a consistent is

1:14:101:14:19

daily-macro presence in the

Snowboarding. Very rare to see the

1:14:191:14:23

front seven of the toes. It is

called the toedeo.

1:14:231:14:35

called the toedeo. You throw your

body around the front of the board

1:14:351:14:38

as you take-off. The toes are

carving one way and the upper body

1:14:381:14:45

spins the opposite way so it creates

this lovely, conflicted rotation

1:14:451:14:51

where the head leads to the front of

the spin. Very difficult to land.

1:14:511:14:56

Slow the rotation down. She lands on

the toe edge and it fires her across

1:14:561:15:03

the landing, but lays the elbow

down.

1:15:031:15:11

The kangaroo and

1:15:181:15:24

the category in the Australian

Olympics, Matt. Jessica Rich,

1:15:311:15:35

waiting for her score. 73.5 so after

Jessika Jenson it is the highest

1:15:351:15:42

score we have seen for a 720. She

will be stoked about that. For the

1:15:421:15:52

next of our Japanese riders, fourth

and final Japanese rider, they

1:15:521:15:57

brought a full quota, just as the

Americans have done.

1:15:571:16:07

Americans have done. Just as the

Swiss have as well. So Asami Hirono,

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next to drop. 27 years old.

1:16:141:16:25

next to drop. 27 years old. Hasn't

had the same success at big air.

1:16:271:16:35

Going for a front side 900. Usually,

one of the last directions of spin

1:16:351:16:41

you will ever see from a rider.

Switch backside always scores big

1:16:411:16:49

points, but taking forward and

landing backwards. One of the

1:16:491:16:53

hardest tricks, you are going

backwards and you to kill the

1:16:531:16:57

rotation. Slipping out, it so

difficult to land at that speed on

1:16:571:17:03

your heels. You have less control on

your heels when you do on your toes.

1:17:031:17:07

On your toes, if you can imagine,

your toe joints which can subtly

1:17:071:17:13

adjust pressure on the edge, your

ankles and your knees. And your

1:17:131:17:18

heels, you cannot use your ankles,

straight through your meals and the

1:17:181:17:22

hips. Less movement is available and

more position required. Let's see

1:17:221:17:27

what Asami

1:17:271:17:33

what Asami Hirono gets after falling

foul of her frontside 900. At the

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top, the last rider of the women's

big air qualification.

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big air qualification. Elena Koenz,

from the south-east of Switzerland.

1:17:521:18:04

Frontside 720. While it was clean,

it was a little bit small. It was a

1:18:081:18:17

little too upright. There was no

firing into it, there was no pop, no

1:18:171:18:26

explosion. She just flowed through

the take-off, sliding into it. Only

1:18:261:18:31

just clears the knuckle. Slides the

board round. It is still a great

1:18:311:18:38

trick, but at this level, we want to

see more. First runs, as we watch

1:18:381:18:46

this replay, this sums up the first

runs for me. Very clean, very

1:18:461:18:51

consistent. But, we are coasting.

There is a lot more to come from all

1:18:511:19:00

of the women riding here. So, the

overwhelming strategy to get one in

1:19:001:19:06

the bag. 19th place for Elena Koenz.

62 points. Top 12 at the moment,

1:19:061:19:20

Carla

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Carla Somaini.

1:19:211:19:23

Hailey Langland and Zoi Sadowski

1:19:341:19:40

Synnott, Carla Somaini on the

bubble. We have Jamie Anderson, look

1:19:421:19:48

at that, in 23rd. Gold medallist

from Slopestyle. Aimee Fuller in

1:19:481:19:57

25th. Amy going for the cab under

the lip, and if she lands that is,

1:19:571:20:04

we will see her go to the other end

of the leaderboard. Slopestyle

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requires consistency from top to

bottom and favours the more

1:20:101:20:15

experienced students of the game,

but at big air, it is one, big

1:20:151:20:21

trick. So anyone can come in. If you

are interested, there is Figure

1:20:211:20:26

Skating on the red button. If you

want to watch the Figure Skating,

1:20:261:20:33

you can head over to the red button.

We will stay here for qualification

1:20:331:20:39

run two of women's big air.

1:20:391:20:45

run two of women's big air. We have

got a day off before we visit, sorry

1:20:461:20:52

two days off before we visit the

finals for this. Setting up very

1:20:521:20:57

early. We will be back on Friday the

23rd, very early in the morning for

1:20:571:21:03

the three runs of finals. Before we

can talk about finals, we need to

1:21:031:21:08

decide who exactly is going there.

We have 26 women competing. There

1:21:081:21:14

are only 12 spots in the final. As I

was just saying, those 12 spots are

1:21:141:21:20

not going to go at the moment to the

most experienced and biggest names

1:21:201:21:26

in the game. Instead, because this

is just the one biggest trick you

1:21:261:21:32

have, it is favouring the young

pretenders. We have seen a lot of

1:21:321:21:36

big tricks going down, Anna Gasser,

arguably not a big pretender. She

1:21:361:21:41

was in such a 2014. She had just

arrived on Snowboarding's biggest

1:21:411:21:48

stage and made her presence felt

with first place in qualification.

1:21:481:21:53

She wasn't able to deliver in the

Slopestyle. She had an ignominious

1:21:531:22:00

slide down the start gate and had to

go back up because the TV cameras

1:22:001:22:05

were not ready. The mistakes she

made in the run gave Jenny Jones a

1:22:051:22:09

bronze medal. In the four years

since then she has dragged women's

1:22:091:22:14

Snowboarding into the 21st century,

kicking and screaming. She has

1:22:141:22:19

beaten Jamie Anderson on the biggest

stage, the US open. And enforce

1:22:191:22:25

Jamie Anderson's hand. Jamie

Anderson, the gold medallist in

1:22:251:22:29

Sochi. Last year, set about the

water jump and airbag the Americans

1:22:291:22:35

have installed in Park city. She is

now the proud owner of a double. As

1:22:351:22:42

I said, as she dropped earlier on,

she hasn't needed it, her Slopestyle

1:22:421:22:47

run is so strong, Jamie Anderson

hasn't needed the double. She wasn't

1:22:471:22:51

able to land its first go here, so

she is under pressure. At the top of

1:22:511:22:58

the jump it is Cheryl Maas.

Unbelievably, she broke her neck and

1:22:581:23:05

six blazes, diving into a swimming

pool at the end of last season. --

1:23:051:23:12

in six places. She has battled her

way back. She goes down Axel you can

1:23:121:23:19

hear the shrieks in the finish area.

So disappointing the Cheryl Maas. I

1:23:191:23:28

feel like I have said there's a lot,

but we have a lot of the

1:23:281:23:33

trailblazers of women's Snowboarding

here. And Cheryl Maas, redefined

1:23:331:23:38

what it was to be an urban rider in

the early 2000. Urban riding is

1:23:381:23:45

reimagining architecture, buildings,

rails, sets of stairs, banks, walls.

1:23:451:24:00

Beyond their first design purpose

and instead looking at them as

1:24:001:24:05

playthings. She would go out into

the streets, slide enormous

1:24:051:24:10

handrails. She was voted rider of

the year by snowboarder. So, she has

1:24:101:24:17

never quite had the success she

deserves. She browse out here in the

1:24:171:24:23

qualifiers. But I promise, it is not

the last we will hear from her. Next

1:24:231:24:32

in, Aimee Fuller of Great Britain.

We saw her try the tumble under

1:24:321:24:37

Philip on her first go.

1:24:371:24:43

Philip on her first go. -- cab

double under Philip. She was spotted

1:24:431:24:47

and she went up to a camp in Mount

Hood. Gone early. She went so big on

1:24:471:25:02

the first hit, she tried to rotate a

bit slower on the second. But she

1:25:021:25:10

has gone a lot slower, whether the

jump is warming up. That was a big

1:25:101:25:15

hit. Amy, on all of her vital

organs. Mrs the grab. Maybe that is

1:25:151:25:26

the problem. She came up short. She

landed just before the first line.

1:25:261:25:32

On the first jump, she has opened

out. She hasn't... Not getting the

1:25:321:25:41

grab mean she has opened up. But she

hasn't gone in with the same amount

1:25:411:25:44

of speed. Disappointment for Aimee

Fuller.

Cheers, guys.

She says thank

1:25:441:25:56

you. 26-year-old. Came so close in

Sochi. So unlucky in the Slopestyle

1:25:561:26:07

and not able to lay it down here in

the big air. Next in, Hailey

1:26:071:26:13

Langland. I feel like she went very,

very light on others.

1:26:131:26:25

very light on others. -- on us. She

is capable of the 1080. Which I

1:26:271:26:32

think is one of the biggest tricks

again.

1:26:321:26:40

again. The double under flips we

have just seen from Aimee Fuller, we

1:26:411:26:44

have seen from Anna Gasser and we

have seen from our first-place

1:26:441:27:00

rider, Laurie Blouin. I think we

will see the ten. Big spin. Nine.

1:27:001:27:13

Beautiful and just the style on the

turn at the end, she has hurt her

1:27:131:27:18

shoulder.

1:27:181:27:25

shoulder. So, there it is. She has

been pushing through the separated

1:27:251:27:29

shoulder all season. Little bit off

axis. Obviously, the shoulder is

1:27:291:27:41

coming from deck chairing the

landing. She is such an exciting

1:27:431:27:47

rider. One of the snowboarders you

really want to see landing, because

1:27:471:27:52

you know what she is capable of. So

many tricks, so much style. So,

1:27:521:28:01

Hailey Langland has a nervous wait.

Currently intends with 73. It is not

1:28:011:28:08

all over, but the big trick, we

would have expected to have seen

1:28:081:28:16

. You can see the two ski jumps

facing the snowboard jump. One of

1:28:191:28:25

the big traditional disciplines.

When it comes to snow. Facing off

1:28:251:28:32

against one of the new comers. That

verb much the case for Spencer

1:28:321:28:38

O'Brien, the Canadian. One of the

biggest names in the game. She's had

1:28:381:28:42

so much success. She opened with a

win at the Dew Tour this year. Can

1:28:421:28:49

she find a big trick now? Coached by

the Austrian. One of the most

1:28:491:28:58

stylish riders still out there. Won

a lot of Big Air contests in his

1:28:581:29:08

day. Spencer going off the toes

again.

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CHEERING

So, very, very clean, that time.

1:29:121:29:16

She's gone for the same jump and

cleaned it up. . She's got the

1:29:161:29:26

switch backside 720, which is a very

difficult trick. There is the no

1:29:261:29:29

confidence in that smile or wave

from Spencer there. She did let go

1:29:291:29:36

again early. She sent it deep. The

landing was really, really nice and

1:29:361:29:41

easy. I feel... I feel like she's

undersold herself here. She's

1:29:411:29:47

capable of much, much more. She's

gone very, very - dare I say it -

1:29:471:29:54

she's painting my numbers with her

ability of artistry. She hasn't

1:29:541:30:01

backed herself here. Certainly the

Canadians are happy, but... 76.75.

1:30:011:30:12

So seventh place. I think facial

expression said it all - she

1:30:121:30:18

breathed a sigh of relief. She

wasn't confident at all. Next in

1:30:181:30:25

Sina Candrian, the Swiss rider. So,

so strong. Especially with her

1:30:251:30:30

frontside spins. We saw her go for

the 1080. I hope she goes for this

1:30:301:30:35

again. I don't want to see her back

off here.

1:30:351:30:43

One of the biggest tricks we will

see today, if she can land it. She

1:30:431:30:49

is lining up - yes! It's down!

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:30:491:30:54

Yes! Very, very nice. Sina Candrian

delivers! That is going to be one of

1:30:541:31:04

the top five spots. Most definitely!

When we look at the tricks, a slight

1:31:041:31:10

hand drag there, but three full

spins. We really don't see many of

1:31:101:31:14

those. Or, the wasn't in there for

very long. Backhand just drags -

1:31:141:31:20

almost a carbon copy of the 1080 we

saw in Sochi four years ago. I know

1:31:201:31:28

that because I watched it again and

again and again on the replays.

1:31:281:31:35

Because it was Sina Candrian's run

that

1:31:351:31:42

that threatened to put Jenny Jones

into fourth place. It was a very big

1:31:441:31:48

trick back then. It's clean. Let's

see what she gets. Third place -

1:31:481:31:55

very deservingly - with an 86. Sina

Candrian, the woman who hasn't

1:31:551:32:03

trained that much, has a spot - I

would say almost guaranteed at this

1:32:031:32:10

stage in the finals on Friday.

Next-up Julia, currently in fourth.

1:32:101:32:22

Lovely that cab double underflip. A

more 900. More horizontal access.

1:32:221:32:33

The persons making their voices

heard. Wait patiently on this score

1:32:331:32:38

and see if she can better that

83.75. Certainly it looked a lot

1:32:381:32:44

cleaner.

1:32:441:32:51

So, coming in backwards. Just

drifting, floating in. Nasty split

1:32:541:33:02

in her pants there. The Nasa outfits

weren't built for snowboarding

1:33:021:33:08

obviously! Cab double underflip. The

American judges seemingly happy with

1:33:081:33:18

that one. So, yeah, two-point -

well, 1 .75 improvement.

1:33:181:33:25

APPLAUSE

1.5 improvement even. My maths needs

1:33:251:33:30

improving! Into fourth place. Just

behind Sina Candrian. Next up: One

1:33:301:33:39

of the most cherished squat rats.

Her -- skate rats. Her parents

1:33:391:33:46

bought snow park, the old

snowboarding and freestyle skiing

1:33:461:33:54

facility outside Wanaka in New

Zealand. Zoi Sadowski Synnott has so

1:33:541:33:58

impressed the snowboarding world.

She stomped a huge double backflip

1:33:581:34:03

on her first jump. It is only good

enough for 13th at this stage. So

1:34:031:34:08

what can she add? Where can she go?

I don't think she can do that double

1:34:081:34:14

backflip any better. Maybe she can

keep it a bet tidier -- bit diddier.

1:34:141:34:22

Dropping in switch. Switch

becomeside! Yes! Oh! Yes! That was

1:34:221:34:29

absolutely beautiful!

CHEERING

1:34:291:34:33

Switch back spins are the hardst

rotation in snowboarding. The joint

1:34:331:34:39

youngest rider here, Zoi Sadowski

Synnott, has taken it on. I thought

1:34:391:34:42

she'd overcooked it in the middle of

that cork. Let's take a look at it.

1:34:421:34:47

So concentrated on the cork. Switch

becomeside 900! -- backside 900. I

1:34:471:34:55

house it was a 540. Dare I say it

that's the biggest trick we have

1:34:551:35:01

seen so far today. It's what Spencer

O'Brien had in her bag of tricks. It

1:35:011:35:05

is what I wanted to see from her.

But Zoi Sadowski Synnott - if you

1:35:051:35:11

didn't know about her at slopestyle

when she did the huge double wild --

1:35:111:35:19

wildcat you do know! This young

woman is going to go very, very far!

1:35:191:35:24

I think it's the most technical

trick we've seen so far. The judges

1:35:241:35:28

do too! 92 points for the young New

Zealander!

1:35:281:35:31

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

We have been talking about the Kiwis

1:35:311:35:35

in snowboarding since men's

slopestyle where

1:35:351:35:47

slopestyle where we saw

Garcia-Knight. Garcia-Knight

1:35:471:35:50

qualified in the men's in second

place. The New Zealanders have

1:35:501:35:57

completely rebuilt their freestyle

programme since 2014. They have come

1:35:571:36:02

out guns blazing. Next in - Brooke

Voigt. A 24-year-old.

1:36:021:36:11

CHEERING

Backside 720. Just goes down! The

1:36:111:36:17

drama unfolds here. But if you are

looking

1:36:171:36:25

looking for figure skating, Coombes

and Butland are on the ice. Head

1:36:261:36:31

over there now. So, after the

majesty of Zoi Sadowski Synnott's

1:36:311:36:37

switchback side 900, back down to

earth with Brooke Voigt and the

1:36:371:36:43

backside 720 - quite literally. Not

able to put that one down. Great

1:36:431:36:47

takeoff style. See, she's using that

leading arm to go for the grab, but

1:36:471:36:51

she doesn't get it. And then the

upper body overrotates as she lands.

1:36:511:36:58

Heavy on the tail. Brooke Voigt will

not be making the finals. She isn't

1:36:581:37:06

going to improve on that 67.75. Best

she can hope for is 16th. There we

1:37:061:37:13

have it. Current standings: Zoi

Sadowski Synnott in first, Laurie

1:37:131:37:20

Blouin in second, and Anna Gasser in

third. Fourth place, Sina Candrian,

1:37:201:37:28

Julia Marino in fifth. Now, all eyes

on Jamie Anderson. Currently in 23rd

1:37:281:37:38

place.

1:37:381:37:43

And eighth. So the mute grab...

She's got a good bit of rotation.

1:38:261:38:41

It's not 90 degrees spin double

backflip 90 degrees spin, it is

1:38:411:38:46

actually bit of rotation through

each of the corkscrews. So, - double

1:38:461:38:54

under flip 9 is the official total.

90 points.

1:38:541:38:57

CHEERING

Mmm. I would say that's maybe a

1:38:571:39:05

little high. Puts her in above Anna

Gasser. For me Anna Gasser - on the

1:39:051:39:10

same trick was a little bit cleaner.

But Laurie Blouin - the Canadian -

1:39:101:39:16

still in second place with the same

trick. So, the judges just dividing

1:39:161:39:21

up the cav double underflips there

essentially. Now Rukajarvi. One of

1:39:211:39:28

the most experienced riders who

needs something big here. Currently

1:39:281:39:31

in 16th. Dropping in switch. She

too... Can go switchback side. But

1:39:311:39:39

she's gone huge front... Switch

frontside 1080 double cork. And the

1:39:391:39:47

first big scalp is gone!

1:39:471:39:55

first big scalp is gone! Cav double

cork 1080 from any Enni Rukajarvi.

1:39:551:40:00

And the bronze medallist from

slopestyle, the silver medallist

1:40:001:40:05

from Sochi fighting for the end of

that rotation. She actually came

1:40:051:40:09

down over the board. Such a shame!

Big, big spin there. Spots the

1:40:091:40:23

landing. And then really corks into

the last 360 degrees, just deck

1:40:231:40:31

chairs over the back of the board.

So, Enni Rukajarvi - disappoint for

1:40:311:40:41

her. She's managed her competition

schedule so, so well over the last

1:40:411:40:46

five years after suffering burn-out

in 2013. Chronic fatigue. She came

1:40:461:40:51

back and she took the silver in

Sochi and then took another medal

1:40:511:40:56

here, the bronze, in slopestyle. So,

she can be very, very proud. Next in

1:40:561:41:04

Reira Iwabuchi. The Japanese rider

who has taken 2018 by storm with the

1:41:041:41:12

trick that we will hopefully see

now. Currently sat in ninth place on

1:41:121:41:21

80 points. It's a gamble if she

can't better that score. She will

1:41:211:41:25

be, I think, very lucky to hold on

to a qualification spot if she can't

1:41:251:41:32

better that 80 points.

1:41:321:41:38

better that 80 points. Drops in

switch. So, we're not going to see a

1:41:381:41:43

big trick that she's been warming

up.

1:41:431:41:45

CHEERING

switch 900. That was a little bit

1:41:451:41:51

cleaner than the first jump.

1:41:511:41:58

cleaner than the first jump. A I'm

very surprised. From what we have

1:41:581:42:01

seen in training - some very clean

and consistent 1080s - very

1:42:011:42:07

surprised she hasn't used that trick

here. Just a switch, frontside 900.

1:42:071:42:15

The stalefish grab on it.

1:42:151:42:20

So, off the heels. Yet, she's

drifting off to the left. An optical

1:42:221:42:31

illusion that one. On her heels she

should be drifting more to the

1:42:311:42:35

right. Look at that! Perfect

landing! Absolutely stomps it.

1:42:351:42:43

Little salute claim there. Japanese

coach is very, very happy with that.

1:42:431:42:50

So a big smile. Awaiting a score. I

think it will be an improvement.

1:42:501:42:59

Low-to-mid-80s, I think. But she

needs to move up just to make

1:42:591:43:04

herself safe. Three places I don't

think is enough when you've got the

1:43:041:43:08

likes of Silje Norednal - 92.75!

CHEERING

1:43:081:43:12

First place! Wow! Personally I

disagree with that. I think that Zoi

1:43:121:43:22

Sadowski Synnott was definitely

better on the switchback side 900.

1:43:221:43:26

It is a harder rotation. The judges

rewarding the very, very clean

1:43:261:43:33

landing there, the pop and the size

of that jump, obviously. Next in -

1:43:331:43:40

Yuka Fujimori. The 31-year-old.

Second oldest here after Cheryl

1:43:401:43:50

Maas. Winds up. Lovely!

CHEERING

1:43:501:43:53

Backside 900. Very, very nice. This

is brilliant! We're starting to see

1:43:531:44:01

exactly what the women are capable

of. Look at how stoked she is as

1:44:011:44:06

well! This is just qualifying A lot

still being held back, but even at

1:44:061:44:11

this level, we're starting to see

the consistency that we saw in men's

1:44:111:44:16

slopestyle ski finals yesterday. And

it's beautiful! Get to see exactly

1:44:161:44:21

what level the women are at. Huge

there. Great style. Holding on to

1:44:211:44:26

that grab all the way through. And

on the strength of the scores we've

1:44:261:44:31

seen for both Zoi Sadowski Synnott

and Reira Iwabuchi this is going to

1:44:311:44:35

be a big one! I tell you what - they

thought it was something when a

1:44:351:44:42

snowboarder cross-codes and took an

Alpine gold medal. It is going to

1:44:421:44:47

happen again here within

snowboarding. It will be just as

1:44:471:44:50

much of a shock if a 31-year-old...

Look at that! 94.25!

1:44:501:44:53

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

I was going to say if a snowboard

1:44:531:44:57

cross-rider can cross the floor,

aged 26, and come out and win a goal

1:44:571:45:02

aged 31 -- gold medal aged 31 - it

is just qualifying. We are going

1:45:021:45:06

through the gears very, very nicely.

Starting to get some real momentum

1:45:061:45:13

on this final. This is yet another

woman who could add some fuel to the

1:45:131:45:19

fire. She's currently in 12th

position on a 76. She is not going

1:45:191:45:27

to want to sit there for too long.

She needs this jump now to take her

1:45:271:45:33

destiny into her own hands. Looking

at those rankings, I have just

1:45:331:45:39

noticed that Hailey Langland has

dropped out of the top 12. So,

1:45:391:45:44

dropping in - switch! Double grab.

900. Sits back! Just a little bit...

1:45:441:45:51

CHEERING

Hand to her heart. Just to calm

1:45:511:45:55

herself. She was obviously nervous

about that one. So, did she get a

1:45:551:46:03

cleaner takeoff? That's one of the

big questions. She's certainly gone

1:46:031:46:09

bigger. Got the double grab again.

Not both hands, but one grab, then

1:46:091:46:13

the other grab. Sits back. Let's see

it. Almost 180 - yes! Way better on

1:46:131:46:19

the takeoff. The grabs... It is the

same hand. Melon grab to mute grab.

1:46:191:46:30

But we saw how much the judges

enjoyed Zoi Sadowski Synnott and

1:46:301:46:36

Reira Iwabuchi's landings. So, they

are - I think they are going to mark

1:46:361:46:44

her down for this one.

1:46:441:46:51

She waves while waiting on

tenterhooks. 77.5. So, cleaner

1:46:531:47:00

takeoff, more pop, gives her a

little more. And it pushes her up

1:47:001:47:05

two spots. It is now Jessika Jenson

on the bubble. But bib number 1,

1:47:051:47:13

Anna Gasser, is in the start gate.

Currently in sixth place. She was in

1:47:131:47:20

second place at the end of round 1,

but way more consistency from some

1:47:201:47:26

of the big guns has seen her drop

down. Can she reinstate herself for

1:47:261:47:32

the top of the standings?

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:47:321:47:36

Switch, frontside double cork 1080!

That is the top spot!

1:47:361:47:40

CHEERING

Wow! This is heating up very, very

1:47:401:47:44

nicely now. We have seen some

really, really big tricks. And it

1:47:441:47:50

isn't without a little bit of

sentiment -- sentimentality that I

1:47:501:47:53

mention some of the big names that

are being retired by these big

1:47:531:47:57

tricks. Enni Rukajarvi, Spencer

O'Brien, Cheryl Maas... Really,

1:47:571:48:05

really strong riders who just

haven't been able to keep up with

1:48:051:48:09

this, the phenomenal level of

progression in women's Big Air and

1:48:091:48:14

slopestyle snowboarding. This is

what we missed out on in slopestyle

1:48:141:48:19

the other day. Anna Gasser managing

to - did she keep the trailing arm

1:48:191:48:25

off the snow? No. A tiny touch. But

on a trick that big, that

1:48:251:48:33

progressive - look at that smile! A

98!

1:48:331:48:38

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

The judges sending it now! I have

1:48:381:48:43

been looking at those top spots. A

very, very interesting mix. For a

1:48:431:48:49

while we had Zoi Sadowski Synnott

and Reira Iwabuchi - the two

1:48:491:48:53

16-year-olds - dominating. Then the

31-year-old jumped up to the top in

1:48:531:48:57

the shape of Yuka Fujimori. And now

Anna Gasser has reinstated herself

1:48:571:49:02

with a cab double cork 1080. Now

it's the turn of... Going for a

1:49:021:49:12

diddier version, the cab 900. We

calm things down just a touch.

1:49:121:49:22

Currently in ninth -- Miyabi

Onitsuka currently in ninth. Get the

1:49:221:49:26

real scale of this jump. For the

women it is absolutely perfect. It

1:49:261:49:30

would be remiss of me not to mention

that for the men it isn't quite as

1:49:301:49:36

big as it could be. But at this

moment, I really don't care, because

1:49:361:49:41

the jump is perfect for the women.

They have been raving about it all

1:49:411:49:45

week. It really is giving us the

very, very best of women's

1:49:451:49:53

snowboarding at the moment. Letting

go of the grab touch a touch early

1:49:531:49:58

there. But I think overall it's a

little bit cleaner than her first

1:49:581:50:02

jump. So, she could improve on the

81.75 we saw first time around.

1:50:021:50:14

81.75 we saw first time around. Very

popular celebration - rabbit ears

1:50:171:50:20

with the mits, the bottom of the

slopestyle course, big Air and

1:50:201:50:27

halfpipe. So the judges... They are

deliberating over this one long and

1:50:271:50:38

hard. The cameraman getting a good

reflection shot.

1:50:381:50:47

Hmm. I don't see why this one should

be taking... 86.5. I think they are

1:50:471:50:59

probably looking at Jessika Jenson

on the bubble and what they want to

1:50:591:51:02

see. There is a very big gap at the

moment between ninth and 10th.

1:51:021:51:13

moment between ninth and 10th. Eight

points between Julia Marino and

1:51:131:51:15

Silje Norednal. The judges are

probably saying that the 85 -

1:51:151:51:20

mid-80s - is where they would like

to see the finals. But Laurie Blouin

1:51:201:51:26

will not have any bearing on those

positions at the moment. It is only

1:51:261:51:32

gong to be the running order for the

finals that she can adjust, because

1:51:321:51:36

she's currently in fifth.

CHEERING

1:51:361:51:38

She's gone huge! Isn't it all the

way to the bottom! Not as tidy as

1:51:381:51:44

some of the cab double underflips

we've seen. Only because she did go

1:51:441:51:52

enormous. So, what do the judges

make of this? Do they want to see it

1:51:521:51:56

clean or do they want to see it big?

Blouin into that -- floating into

1:51:561:52:03

that. The takeoff was lovely. Wasn't

rushing. Really, really patient.

1:52:031:52:08

Just falling gently off her heels

into this. Laurie Blouin, one of the

1:52:081:52:16

riders who's worked so hard at

maximise - the facility in Canada -

1:52:161:52:21

where they have a rope tow that you

can ride again and again and again,

1:52:211:52:26

up to 12 hours a day, just dialling

tricks in, with an airbag, then with

1:52:261:52:31

the chopped up landing... Until you

get it absolutely perfect. Laurie

1:52:311:52:36

Blouin one of the riders who has

benefitted from that. 92.25. She

1:52:361:52:43

moves up one spot. Unbelievably, Zoi

Sadowski Synnott's incredible switch

1:52:431:52:49

backside 900 has now been pushed

down into fifth place. There you can

1:52:491:52:56

say Reira Iwabuchi in third. Yuka

Fujimori in second. And Anna Gasser

1:52:561:53:00

in first. Jessika Jenson in

desperate need of a big score now.

1:53:001:53:06

She had that lovely offaccess 720

first jump. Where can she go?

1:53:061:53:19

CHEERING

Oh! I don't know... That's a really

1:53:201:53:27

interesting decision. I don't know

if she could have gone any better.

1:53:271:53:33

The first run was so perfect. I can

only surmise from that that's her

1:53:331:53:39

biggest trick. . She had nowhere

else to go. It's a beautiful late

1:53:391:53:46

dip 720.

1:53:461:53:47

Watch. She comes off the toes, but

then let's herself float backwards.

1:53:501:53:57

And then dips her head here.

Underneath the board. Really

1:53:571:54:02

unorthodox rotation, but she makes

it look so good.

1:54:021:54:06

Down. But the upper body weight is

just over the back leg a bit too

1:54:071:54:13

much. Clinging valiantly to the back

of that. Looked like a run away

1:54:131:54:21

stall on, didn't -- stallion, didn't

it? Unfortunately could get the

1:54:211:54:28

reins on it's. 39.75. A very nervous

wait for Jessika Jenson, who is in

1:54:281:54:35

12th place.

1:54:351:54:38

We have eight riders still to drop.

Sofya Fedorova, the Russian. I have

1:54:421:54:50

seen her ride and I have seen her

look really, really loose and quite

1:54:501:54:55

wild. But in slopestyle, in

difficult conditions, she looked

1:54:551:54:59

really clean last Monday. Backside

720. A little bit under-rotated. Not

1:54:591:55:05

enough speed. Not enough purchase on

the takeoff. And the Russian will

1:55:051:55:13

not be advancing into the finals.

1:55:131:55:17

But great experience for Fedorova.

She's come here and ridden on the

1:55:251:55:32

biggest stage. Just 19-year-old. So,

in women's snowboarding, you see a

1:55:321:55:38

lot of the women coming into their

prime mid--to-late 20s. If you think

1:55:381:55:45

Jenny Jones was 33 when she won her

bronze, we have Cheryl Maas here at

1:55:451:55:55

33, few -- Yuka Fujimori at 31. A

longer shelf life in the women's

1:55:551:56:01

snowboarding than there is in the

men's. Billy Morgan, one of the

1:56:011:56:04

older riders at 27 in the men's.

Shaun White an exception at 31. So,

1:56:041:56:18

next in - Carla Somaini. The

26-year-old goofy-footer. Won her

1:56:181:56:24

first event in the build-up to these

games - the Big Air. She came fifth

1:56:241:56:35

in the test event here. She's got

pedigree in Korea. Can she make it

1:56:351:56:41

pay now when it counts?

1:56:411:56:43

Currently in 19th. She needs to

improve on that first run score. She

1:56:451:56:50

can't. She will be really, really

disappointed by that. We were

1:56:501:56:58

robbed. I was really excited to

watch her ride in her home resort at

1:56:581:57:04

the Europe Open this year. The

biggest contest on European soil,

1:57:041:57:09

but the women's slopestyle was

cancelled and we were robbed of

1:57:091:57:14

seeing her ride on home soil which I

think would have given a great

1:57:141:57:17

indicator of just how far she's

come. She had one very nice run at

1:57:171:57:24

the slopestyle a week ago. But,

sadly, unable to deliver here at Big

1:57:241:57:32

Air.

1:57:321:57:36

Air. As it stands at the moment, the

Swiss have bought a full contingent

1:57:381:57:42

of four riders, and they only have

one in the top 12 in the shape of

1:57:421:57:48

Sina Candrian. So, Carla Somaini -

that run 1 score only good enough

1:57:481:57:56

for 19th

1:57:561:57:56

Next up, cat Ripa Vojackova. What

are we going to get from the

1:58:161:58:23

21-year-old Czech rider. She's been

riding under Martin Chenick. She's

1:58:231:58:32

gone short! Really short. Oh,

terrible mistake. Just killed too

1:58:321:58:40

much speed at the top there. And she

had committed so heavily to that. I

1:58:401:58:45

was very, very worried she was going

to come up on the knuckle halfway

1:58:451:58:49

through that second flip. Oh, look

at that! It was so close. Very, very

1:58:491:58:57

lucky to get away with that. Just a

big old hit in the solar plexus, I'd

1:58:571:59:08

Madge. Could have been worse -

exposing all of her vital organs to

1:59:081:59:14

the knuckle there. The arms - oh.

Still, the snow here in Korea is

1:59:141:59:23

always subzero. Despite the sunny

condition, the sunny outlook, it is

1:59:231:59:31

ice-cold here and the snow reflects

that. Now, Klaudia Medlova, first

1:59:311:59:39

woman to land the double backside

rodeo 900. First woman to land the

1:59:391:59:44

frontside double cork 1080. Can she

make all of this progress pay in a

1:59:441:59:50

competitive arena? I hope so! That

is beautiful! No! The rotation, the

1:59:501:59:57

grab, the height, everything was

there. But Medlova can't put it down

1:59:572:00:09

and the best rider never to win in

competition continues that

2:00:092:00:13

tradition. Oh, what a

disappointment! I feel like we have

2:00:132:00:23

been cheated ever so slightly.

2:00:232:00:29

been cheated ever so slightly. --

slightly from seeing Klaudia ride in

2:00:292:00:32

the finals. Very, very good rider,

but you can't that it hasn't been

2:00:322:00:38

the perennial issue with Klaudia

Medlova. She just doesn't seem to be

2:00:382:00:43

able to replicate the progressive

nature of her riding in competition.

2:00:432:00:49

So we go back up to the top. We see

Sarka Pancochova, one of the most

2:00:492:00:58

enduring images from the slopes -

women's slopestyle in 2014 with

2:00:582:01:03

Sarka Pancochova. Riding away from

an enormous slam in the rider's area

2:01:032:01:10

at the bottom holding her helmet

which had split clean in two with

2:01:102:01:13

the impact. So dropping in forwards.

She's a regular rider, going for the

2:01:132:01:23

900. Oh! Everything about that, she

knew she got the 720 as good as she

2:01:232:01:32

could get it, but you got the

feeling she knew she got the 7, so

2:01:322:01:37

she may as well go for a nine and

see if it could make it work

Thank

2:01:372:01:42

you, guys.

Unfortunately, that trick

certainly not the finished article

2:01:422:01:45

for her. The body position was wrong

and body language here, she actually

2:01:452:01:51

braces for impact. -- impact in the

last 180. She's not settled and

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ready to control the board. So Sarka

Pancochova enjoying what will sadly

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be her last Olympic experience, I'd

imagine. Another one of the big

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names in women's snowboarding who

has been retired by the doubles we

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see dominating the top spots there.

Anna Gasser, Yuka Fujimori, Reira

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Iwabuchi, Laurie Blouin, Zoi

Sadowski Synnott with that

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incredible switchback nine. Now,

it's Isabel Derungs. Made finals at

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slopestyle in Sochi, qualified first

in her heat and banked the fourth

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highest score of anyone in

qualifying, but then fell in both

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runs. She injured herself. A masters

in environmental science, can she

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master this environment? Frontside

720. She's landed her trick, but I

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think we have seen the 720s at best

making it to 76. That is the

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threshold score at the moment with

Jessika Jenson, and put this

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frontside 7 with a very short grab

up against that majestic backside

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720 we saw from Jessika Jenson and

it's not going to hold up. Great

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scale on this jump there. The 20m

table top. This jump is going to

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provide a very, very interesting

stage for the men who qualify

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tomorrow because this is so far

within their comfort zone and within

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the women's. It means - there we go

59.25. Back to what I was saying -

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the women are very, very comfortable

on that jump so the men will be

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equally so and in that case, as we

have seen here, it becomes about the

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biggest tricks and how stylishly you

can do them. That is always a treat.

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It's not spin-to-win with quad corks

where there's no room for any style.

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Instead we'll see all the biggest

tricks up to the quad corks, done

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with an amazing array of grabs and

laissez faire style. Now, Jessica

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Rich, beautiful frontside 720 off

her toes. Currently sat in 13th

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place. So Jessika Jenson will be

nervous if she can really float

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through this. Beautiful! It was

beautiful. So two 720s effectively

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going up against each other. Jessica

Rich is frontside version of the

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toes against Jessika Jenson's

backside version. She just dips her

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head late, grab is lovely on that.

Landing is clean. If not completely

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- it's such a lovely spin. It was

considered - it was massively

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popular in the late '90s, 98, 99.

Like anything that's incredibly

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fashionable, the phase or a fad, it

went out of fashion incredibly

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quickly. But it's been the women who

have brought it back. 74.25. It was

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an improvement, but not enough to

knock Jessika Jenson out of

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qualifying spots. So Jenson has

another run with just two riders

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left to drop. It's nervous times for

the Americans at the moment who

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already have Jamie Anderson and

Julia Marino in the qualifying

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spots. They are guaranteed Spencer

O'Brien and Jessika

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O'Brien and Jessika Jenson waiting

nervously now as Asami Hirono drops

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in.

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Asami Hirono, just waiting for the

wind again. She wasn't happy the

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first time around, if you remember.

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So you can see the flag there, great

shot that gives us an indication of

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what the wind is doing. And it is an

issue for the lighter riders. They

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can get really pushed around. It's

like this, and that certainly

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applies a lot of the Japanese

riders. Reira Iwabuchi is absolutely

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tiny. The 16-year-old really

struggles for speed sometimes. Go

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for... Frontside 1080!

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for... Frontside 1080! Wow, she

really, really wanted that and that

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is a brilliant barometer of just how

hard the women are pushing in this

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qualifier. So coming around to 720

there, got another 360 to go and

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she's so unlucky, just underrotates.

If she had gone a tiny, tiny big

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quicker. If she let go on the

run-in, really sent that, she would

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have made it. She was centred over

the board perfectly there. So she

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lands early there. She needs another

- just two or three feet. Tiny, tiny

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bit more speed. That is the cruelty.

So Asami Hirono - 37.75. And that

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means that at the top of the

standings, Spencer O'Brien is

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assured qualification. Just one

rider left to drop - Elena Koenz and

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Jessika Jenson, I think on paper

certainly, in all of the

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competitions I have seen them both

ride in, Jessika Jenson has the

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measure of Elena Koenz. Koenz is

going to need to step a long way out

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of her comfort zone. -- zone to beat

Jessika Jenson. She needs a jump

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with 76. 25.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Slightly over-rotated but a lot, lot

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cleaner, a lot more impressive than

her first jump but again we come

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back to the debate - it's a very,

very easy comparison. 720 for 720.

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Jessika Jenson's was a lot better.

So Elena Koenz letting go of that

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grab early and, yeah, it's Jessika

Jenson all the way for me on this

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one. It will be a slight improvement

for Elena Koenz. She currently in

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21st out of 26.

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Maybe 67, 68 I think is possible.

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The judges taking their time making

sure they get this one right. I

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think Elena's face says it all.

Looking back, just waiting. This

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final has been brilliant. 65.75.

After the fiasco that was the

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wind-affected final in slopestyle,

we have seen the - have been given a

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glimpse, I should say, what the

women are capable here. Anna Gasser,

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number one seed in World Cup, takes

the lead here. The two Japanese

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women, Iwabuchi and Fujimori there,

Blouin. Zoi Sadowski Synnott a very

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solid performance from her.

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Hailey Langland we expected to see

in the mix, and Enni Rukajarvi the

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experienced Fin are out. And Cheryl

Maas and Sarka Pancochova not making

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it and in 25th, Aimee Fuller not

making it after two valiant attempts

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at her cab double flip.

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Radzi Chinyanganya presents live coverage of day ten of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The early action includes women's big air snowboarding, featuring Britain's Katie Ormerod. The ice dance gets under way and features Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland, who are Britain's only figure skaters competing in Pyeongchang. Britain's men's curlers are also in action, facing Denmark in the round-robin stages.


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