Day 14, Part 5 Winter Olympics


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Day 14, Part 5

13:00-18:00: Coverage of women's curling semi-finals and men's ice hockey semi-final. And catch up with women's snowboarding big air, women's combined and women's figure skating.


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We welcome viewers on BBC Two have

just joined our

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We welcome viewers on BBC Two have

just joined our Winter Olympics

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average. We are watching Great

Britain's women in semifinal action

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against Sweden. Sweden very much

have the upper hand. If you are

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watching on BBC One, we are heading

to the one o'clock News, so if you

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want to see if Great Britain can

stage a comeback, switch to BBC Two

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now. And let's rejoin our

commentators, Jackie Lockhart and

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Steve Cram.

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Well, this would be a comeback of

all comebacks, 8-3 down with just

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two ends to -- three ends to play.

We have just seen an error from Sara

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McManus. She just overthrew and over

kissed it slightly, enough to push

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it back to the eighth but.

So

time-out called by Great Britain.

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Still fighting.

I wonder if they

should come down and sit on the back

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yellow. It will be interesting to

see

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see what Glenn has to say.

If you

can get that over there, it is open

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for three. If you hit it there,

she's going to run it, but two is

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good. Just hang around. Hang around.

I had my colours wrong there. Yellow

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is Sweden. No, yellow is asked! It

has been a long week.

It's the

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stress.

-- yellow is ours.

A long

week? I think it's been a long two

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weeks. Trying to induce a mistake

but also knowing that to stay in the

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game, get to Macs just to stay in

the game. You would only be three

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behind.

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behind. We chatted somehow still

something ourselves.

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something ourselves.

Keeping our

shooters in the house is good for us

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here.

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That's a nice shot.

So, we do have

three in their and three stones to

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go. We haven't seen that smile too

much, have weak, so at least spirits

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are being kept up here. They are 8-3

down, it must be hard to keep at it,

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but that's what they are there for.

I'm not sure they'd been in this

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situation before, certainly not at

the Olympics, but trying their best.

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Sara McManus had a slight mistake

with the previous shot. Oh, dear me.

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Yes, Sara McManus it's really back

on form again and that is a shot

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that she just loves. She plays it

though, so well. She has such a

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solid delivery.

Just when you think

there might be a glimmer of a

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chance, snuffed out.

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Sticks aloft, McManus with a great

shot.

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Anna Sloan, just going to come down

here with an anti clockwise turn of

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the stone. It should turn to the

left in towards the centre line and

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hopefully just rest on top of the

rest of the house.

Hard, hard, write

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to the fence. Nice, great shot.

That's a good stone.

You sort of

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feel like we are still having to

make shots just a little bit too

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late.

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THEY SPEAK SWEDISH.

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So, this is a more sensible shot I

think for Sweden to play here.

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Remove that yellow, cut it down to

say, well, we are only going to let

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you get your two and for the moment,

you get that.

Yes, they are not

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letting up at all, are they, here?

So, what is Eve going to do here

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then? To bring you up today in the

other match, it's been a slightly

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closer affair than it looked early

on. It is still 6-4 to Korea at the

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moment though. They have the hammer.

Two or three stones behind this one.

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Is that the better shot than this?

I

wonder about the hit and wobble.

I

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think this is the shot.

Yes, I like

that.

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that.

Were you thinking, come to the

nose of that?

We need to give

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ourselves a chance.

Well, Eve is

being aggressive here. She wants a

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chance of three.

It's either that

and we can ramp that one.

I think

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this one. She can hit this side.

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So, you can see which side she's

coming to try to draw in. Did she

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say...

Just in the back of four.

Give it a chance to work.

Like my

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drawer just played.

I know Eve is

trying to get a free Mac here -- I

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know Eve is trying to get a three

here, and she is an offensive

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player, but maybe Vicki was right.

She desperately, desperately wants

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to get a three hair.

This is already

pulling hard. I'm not sure it's

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going to get past the red.

No, we

don't have the weight either.

This

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is the problem, really. She is

picking a difficult shot, obviously,

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but not getting a shot. The line was

right but a bit light. Sweden, again

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their objective here is just to not

make any silly mistakes.

Yes, they

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are just going to take this yellow

out. If they can get a little bit on

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the outside and pushed the red cross

just to shut back up so that Eve

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can't come across it. I think she

has probably done at herself. She

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has made it much smaller.

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So, the last stone in this end for

Sweden. Sweden five shots ahead.

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Sweden. Sweden five shots ahead. The

semifinal, only the winners go

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through.

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So, Hasselborg, who has only made

one error really and it didn't make

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any difference. No sweeping here.

Just moves that read, excuse me, the

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yellow, and that you lonely yellow

in there, so Eve Muirhead, how on

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earth can she get two out of this?

She is looking perhaps to come

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through the nose. That is a tight

app through there.

It's a really

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tight gap through there.

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tight gap through there.

Vary as a

whole. It's tight. -- there is a

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whole.

It's very tight. We just made

it tighter ourselves.

This is it,

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because if this doesn't work, this

would be 9-3. If she catches one of

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those reds on the way through. There

is the whole. That is the only

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opportunity Eve Muirhead have two

score two here.

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score two here. It will require some

sweeping as well, I think, perhaps.

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So, Eve Muirhead trying to thread

this through the eye of a needle.

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Barrier.

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Barrier.

It's the smallest of

opportunities left for Eve Muirhead

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to keep this alive. Oh, what are

shot by Eve Muirhead! The incredible

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shot from Eve Muirhead just to keep

the slimmest of hopes alive for

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Great Britain in this semifinal.

They closed the gap to just three.

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There are still two ends to go. They

are in there, fighting, just. They

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are hanging on by the skin of their

teeth. Eve Muirhead managing to just

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weave through that tiniest of gaps

without hitting either read. That

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was a brave, brave shot. Is it too

little, too late? Or has she just

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given them a lifeline?

That's a nice

shot to play when you know you are

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under such pressure. And they two

was what we must get there. I know

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she wanted a three, but as long as

we secured that two.

If only some of

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these shots could have been made

earlier. So many if only is in

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sport. So, it is 8-5. It just puts a

little pressure back on to Sweden.

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The game is not over. No, it isn't,

it isn't. And I Hasselborg really

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didn't have to be on the high side

of her stay there. She could have

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been anywhere and she played it

wide, so there is always room for

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error in the game of curling.

So,

here we go them in the ninth. How

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many times did you win, two to go,

three down? Be honest.

I don't

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remember but having played myself, I

have been in a lot of situations

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where you can steal. The trouble is,

you kind of need to be down early in

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the game if you want to steal a lot

of shots.

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If we can just throw everything

we've got at this Swedish team at

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the moment and try to get a steal.

The only problem is if they start

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trying to get too clever and lose a

big end. But you are in that

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situation where you have got to go

for it.

You have got to go for the

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high-risk shots, the high-risk

strategy, go for the big reward.

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Japan are fighting for their lives,

by the way, in their match as well.

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Just watching their eighth end,

Korea have the hammer in that one,

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one stone left to play. Japan are

making life difficult for Korea at

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the moment. That one is ending a

little closer.

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little closer.

That is a little tick

shot played by Mabergs, the lead for

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Sweden. Just the guard taken that

Lauren Gray had picked out there.

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So, the guard put back in place.

They might be trying the same shot

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again. It keeps the way clear down

the middle, no guards in that case.

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As she got it again? Yes, she has

played two lovely tech shots there,

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and I would be giving her a five for

that, Steve Cram.

You are not

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allowed five out of four, not at my

school anyway. So, Sweden not

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allowing us to keep that centre

guard on there. Vicki then deciding

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that will just try to pull one in

behind.

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behind. Yes, although it was a

couple of nice take shots, they have

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given themselves something to work

with on the wings, if you like. This

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one is going to come back in the

house behind those two yellows.

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Well, you may obviously be aware

that things are going well for

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Korea. They did manage to get one in

the eighth and they are leading 7-4,

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so they are also three up with two

to play.

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So, the losers of this match will be

back tomorrow in the bronze medal

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match. The winners wait until Sunday

for the gold medal match. It's

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beginning to look as though Korea

will be in the final.

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will be in the final. Sweden,

favourites to join them here.

That's

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a nice shot. Yes, another nice shot.

They have just counteracted that by

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saying, well, I'm going to put

another one in.

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We have to persevere though, because

it just takes one mistake. If we can

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get some in here and then Anna

Hasselborg has do draw the forfeit

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and doesn't make it, there are just

little opportunities to create a

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more difficult end for her.

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When you are looking to steal one As

and twos, you want stones in the

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centre, look for little mistakes and

opportunities, it is always more

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difficult. This is going to go by,

just catch the red a little, but it

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will sit out there.

Yeah, we are

looking to steal, like you say, a

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one or maybe a two, and we only have

two ends to go. This is the ninth

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end, so...

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end, so...

Anna Hasselborg will be

happy just to take one here. She

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doesn't mind, even blank the end.

She's maybe trying to take both of

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these.

There's a red Swedish stone

across on the other side as well,

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so...

That's true.

She'll want to

score here, increasing that three

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lead that she's got is just for her

benefit, yeah.

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benefit, yeah.

Not doing anything

wrong at all, are they? They are

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not. So we have to admire the play

by Sweden. They've come into the

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semifinal, started well, have

continued good play. They've had the

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odd mistake here and there. It

really hasn't made much difference.

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It's been the British team who is

not managed to just find their best

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shots when it mattered most. Eve has

produced a couple of very, very good

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shots on occasion but that steel of

three, and we were already behind.

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Web aria, I've got huge admiration

for both the Swedish men and women's

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team here -- yeah, I've got huge

operation.

They are so clinical and

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tight unit. Even before, Anette

Norberg, another prime example, she

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casually went about her job and was

very good at it. If you could bottle

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what they've got it would be worth a

lot of money, let me tell you.

Every

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shot now that Britain don't make,

and there's another one there is

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just bringing us closer to the

inevitable. What's beginning to seem

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like the inevitable conclusion of

this semifinal. They are not able to

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force anything here. No mistakes

being made by Sweden. They've got

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three in the house. They are looking

to score a one. Great Britain, very

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little to work with here. They keep

trying.

Yeah, and just needs a

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freeze on that red stone in the back

of the house.

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of the house.

They've had two goes

at this, one that stayed out wide

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and inside, one came up short and

hit the yellow on the way through,

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so a better chance here.

That's a

nice stone.

It's got a chance, right

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on there, not far off, just a few

inches short but they'll try and

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come on top of that as well.

That's

a really good

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a really good shot, forces Sweden to

come in and to sit on top of it as

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well. Yellow Robin I think she won't

mind the fact her route in is so

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clear and she'll be happy to take

one here.

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This is just going to miss where she

wanted to be, just sits off to the

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side, just a little kiss. Great

Britain still lying short their by

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her very high standards, from

McManus. Just left that out a

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little.

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The one thing that curling does as

well is that people do keep

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fighting, what sometimes can looked

like a full on case, and it's quite

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cruel in some respects as well, that

you can in some of the round robin

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matches, we seen people go OK, we're

not going to get back from here and

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yes, there's I say only three, two

ends to go, it is possible. Look at

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the accuracy therefore Eve Muirhead.

You're not going to win semifinals

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shooting 57%. That's the pressure

she's been under. If only it might

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happen, keep going, keep trying.

Another decent shot here, that's a

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nice shot from Eve, a very good one.

A really good shot there. It's the

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swing of the momentum. Eve has had

some good shots played. We've just

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got to hang in there. It's a deficit

of that three shots at the moment

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and even if we force Sweden to take

that when you four shots down and

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they are going to blast everything

in the last end.

That's what I'm on

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about, prolonging the inevitable.

The agony, yeah, but you can never

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give up the hope of your dreams. You

know you've worked so hard for this

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and you are going to give it

everything you've got until the very

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last minute.

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Anna Hasselborg has played very

well, Sara McManus in similar round

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robin matches,

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robin matches, she was incredible

with her accuracy. Look at that

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today, Hasselborg, 92%, a big

difference between herself and Eve.

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And the Hasselborg really needs to

come in here and get on top of it if

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she wants to...

Another good shot.

No let up, it's relentless from

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Sweden, absolutely relentless, and

that's a smile we've seen too much

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from a British perspective, but well

done to her and her team. They've

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played superbly well.

Is been

occasions when I've seen Eve put the

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pressure on and off Hasselborg and

she cracks come up but she's just

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not going to do it today, because if

she hadn't made that shot that

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slightly rolled off and he's got

another opportunity to set one in

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there and she's forcing Anna to draw

against three, I've seen and

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sometimes blow it and you could

easily pick it up, but that's a

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lovely shot she's played.

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lovely shot she's played. -- I've

seen and are sometimes blow it.

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So once again, this is a huge, huge

shot for Eve Muirhead. She's trying

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to come in behind stones that are

almost in a row, really, really

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difficult.

Well, this may

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difficult.

Well, this may well be

Eve's last chance. Well, I think it

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will be her last chance. She has to

try to force the issue here and hope

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for a big mistake from Hasselborg.

They keep trying. They have to keep

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trying. Eve's dreams of an Olympic

gold medal seem rather distant at

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the moment. So this stone needs to

be absolutely perfect, somehow come

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round that top red. Somehow get in

there, tucked in. It's going to come

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on the top, I'm afraid.

Yeah, this

is going to be a simple draw for a

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two here and...

She just has to get

a draw, she's already lying one and

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then it would be 10-5, and I don't

think even Eve will want to play the

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last end.

It's too much for even

contemplate we can come back from

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that, yeah. I wonder if Eve should

have drawn to the other side and sat

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in front of the red at the back and

said, OK, I'm sitting here, I'm

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going to make it difficult for you

to get your two, if you go for it

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and you jam me and go to get a

chance. I'm not sure if it was

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possible. I'm clutching at straws as

well here.

So Anna Hasselborg now

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ready to cement the victory for

Sweden. They've been ahead all the

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way through this match. And they

haven't put a foot wrong, really.

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More more two small errors but it's

been Great Britain who haven't been

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able to play their best game here.

You have to hand it to Sweden.

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They've been really, really good.

Anna Hasselborg in particular, well

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backed up by her team, draws in for

the two. We're going to see the

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handshakes. Eve Muirhead's quest for

gold ends here in this semifinal.

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They still have a chance of a bronze

medal of course. We will have to see

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who they

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who they play it may be Japan, will

confirm that shortly, but it's Anna

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Hasselborg's day and for Anna Sloan,

Lauren Gray, Vicki Adams, the best

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they can do is a bronze. It Sweden

who will join their male

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counterparts in the Olympic final.

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And why Sweden celebrates I suspect

there will be tears for Eve Muirhead

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and their team-mates. The whole game

turned in end seven and for Sweden

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to steal three on that end meant

that it was almost impossible and

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Great Britain kept fighting. They

fought right to the end, 10-5.

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Sweden go through to the gold medal

match against either Korea or Japan,

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that game is ongoing and we may well

go there in a moment or two, but

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David Murdoch with me here. Your

reaction first to that result?

I

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really feel for the goals. It's a

tough game, they came here to get a

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gold medal. That's the training they

put in, the hard work they put in

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and it wasn't their day-to-day. I

think we've seen Team Sweden play a

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terrific game, never made many

mistakes and actually didn't crack

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under pressure. They were solid

until the end. Unfortunately for

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Great Britain, it's not worked I'm

afraid.

You said throughout,

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watching this, how much easier it is

to be playing and watching!

It's not

0:28:300:28:35

enjoyable to watch! It's really

tough. You are really during your

0:28:350:28:38

team on and hopeful they will do it

and today, they haven't got the

0:28:380:28:42

breaks and it will be tough for the

ladies.

Great play from Anna

0:28:420:28:47

Hasselborg, but let's take you back

to end seven, the score at this

0:28:470:28:51

point, Sweden led 5-3, Great Britain

had the hammer, so we're looking for

0:28:510:28:56

two to bring it level but if we show

you the five stones, Anna Sloan, who

0:28:560:29:03

had, has been playing pretty well

throughout this game, what is she

0:29:030:29:08

trying to do at this point, and does

she do anything wrong?

At this

0:29:080:29:14

moment in time, Great Britain hadn't

had a good end. They were in

0:29:140:29:18

trouble. You can see the guards out

at the front and the Swedish stones

0:29:180:29:22

in the rings. At this moment Anna

needs a short hit, roles and behind

0:29:220:29:28

the guards...

She's on the button.

She's on the button and Great

0:29:280:29:32

Britain are on the front foot, so

now we are seeing Anna Hasselborg

0:29:320:29:35

trying to get rid of that stone and

line the game has three shots but

0:29:350:29:40

what we see here is a bit of crack

under that pressure that we talked

0:29:400:29:44

about. So now advantage going to

Great Britain.

Eve plays a shot that

0:29:440:29:51

nearly comes off.

This is

technically a very tough shot

0:29:510:29:55

because to get through the gap in

the guards that Eve is trying to

0:29:550:29:59

navigate through, we're trying to

thread the needle, so we have to

0:29:590:30:03

play enough weight that takes some

of the curl out of the stone to make

0:30:030:30:07

sure it gets there, so we see the

girls sweeping, trying to get

0:30:070:30:11

through here between all the stones,

and we also need to get by this red

0:30:110:30:14

at the top but we just click it and

what happens is we spin off and a

0:30:140:30:19

for us it just ends up leaving it in

such a bad place.

SANA Hasselborg is

0:30:190:30:25

now faced with the prospect of being

able to take out two, but she has to

0:30:250:30:29

be spot on -- soap Anna Hasselborg.

Yeah, this is probably a routine

0:30:290:30:34

chopped pork Anna Hasselborg, this

is probably her speciality. -- it's

0:30:340:30:42

probably a routine shot for Anna

Hasselborg. She makes it.

Eve only

0:30:420:30:48

has the option of one but her final

stone, is she trying to draw then?

0:30:480:30:55

What is she trying to do here, Dave?

Because she's just played that with

0:30:550:31:00

her first stone, she's thinking I've

seen the line, I know roughly what

0:31:000:31:03

weight, but what a tight place to

get through and it's extremely

0:31:030:31:08

difficult to make that. I was

wondering if we could play on the

0:31:080:31:10

other side of the sheet and brought

to the front on the other but it

0:31:100:31:15

would have been another guest and a

tough shot to make as well.

And that

0:31:150:31:19

was the moment that basically turned

the match completely in Sweden's

0:31:190:31:23

favour, meant they didn't have to

take any risks, Great Britain had to

0:31:230:31:26

risk everything to try and catch up

and try and bring it back to one or

0:31:260:31:33

two behind, but they were always

chasing the game and from -- 8-3

0:31:330:31:38

down, they lost, so Sweden go

through to the gold medal game. Who

0:31:380:31:45

will they face? Let's rejoin Steve

for the live conclusion of... Oh,

0:31:450:31:50

let's hear from the Great Britain

women. Steve is with ease.

0:31:500:31:57

Thanks, Claire. Eve, this is not the

position you wanted to be in. You

0:31:580:32:02

wanted to win the gold medal.

You

must be hugely disappointed. Of

0:32:020:32:06

course. We gave it our all out there

tonight and the Swedish girls were

0:32:060:32:11

on fire. Myself, I missed a couple

of key draws out there and you can't

0:32:110:32:15

afford to do that. Of course,

absolutely gutted. We've trained

0:32:150:32:18

hard for the last three or four

years to be in that position and

0:32:180:32:23

unfortunately today, we were just

outplayed. But we still have a medal

0:32:230:32:26

to play for, so we will be giving it

our all tomorrow.

You were fighting

0:32:260:32:33

hard there, and about after the

three in their seventh, it looked

0:32:330:32:37

like an uphill task.

Losing a big

end to anyone out there is

0:32:370:32:44

difficult, but especially to team

Sweden who are strong heating. But

0:32:440:32:47

we can be proud of the way we pull

together as a team out there and the

0:32:470:32:51

way we played as a unit. We'd like

to thank everyone at home and the

0:32:510:32:55

national lottery for all our -- all

their help for allowing us to be in

0:32:550:32:59

the position that we're in. It's not

the position we want to be in, but

0:32:590:33:03

there is still a medal to be one, so

we will out there and be fighting

0:33:030:33:07

tomorrow.

Vicki, it is hard, isn't

it, you come this far, you get this

0:33:070:33:16

close. Last time, I guess, it was a

different feeling, but it was a big

0:33:160:33:22

opportunity you had.

We have been in

this position before four years ago

0:33:220:33:27

and when the bronze medal is the

only medal we have got, we will

0:33:270:33:31

fight very hard and ready round each

other to make sure we do our best

0:33:310:33:35

tomorrow.

Without dwelling on this

too much, you do have another match,

0:33:350:33:40

Lauren, you weren't playing last

time so it's a bit different for you

0:33:400:33:44

and the other three, I guess, and

the chance to win an Olympic medal

0:33:440:33:47

still.

Absolutely, and I will draw

from the experience of the girls

0:33:470:33:52

last time and I was there as the

best and hopefully I can draw on

0:33:520:33:55

that again and we can do ourselves

proud.

Eve, just lastly, I will come

0:33:550:34:01

back to you, you said Sweden played

very well and maybe you didn't make

0:34:010:34:05

some of the shots you would want to

make, so how do you get the girls

0:34:050:34:09

back together and come back stronger

tomorrow?

I think as a team we are a

0:34:090:34:13

very strong unit and I think if we

can just go out there and play the

0:34:130:34:18

way that we know we can play, of

course it will take a little bit to

0:34:180:34:23

get over that loss, but we have a

full 24 hours until tomorrow night,

0:34:230:34:28

so we will just support each other

as much as we can and be up for

0:34:280:34:32

tomorrow, of course.

Compare this to

four years ago. Do you feel worse

0:34:320:34:36

now than when he lost in the

semifinal four years ago?

I think

0:34:360:34:41

any semifinal that you lose is hard,

it's very, very hard. As a team, I

0:34:410:34:46

thought we had a good opportunity

out there tonight. Unfortunately, we

0:34:460:34:50

were kind of on the back foot from

the start and against a strong

0:34:500:34:54

Swedish team like Anna said, it's

hard to grind back. Everyone support

0:34:540:34:59

has been fantastic and I really hope

we can get that bronze medal

0:34:590:35:02

tomorrow and do everyone a tame

proud.

OK, I hope you can pick

0:35:020:35:06

yourself up for that.

Thanks.

A very brave, very mature response

0:35:060:35:13

from Eaves Mac, Anna, Vicky and

Lauren. -- from Eve, Anna, Vicky and

0:35:130:35:20

Lauren. As they said, they have

still got a medal to fight for. We

0:35:200:35:25

will be showing you that bronze

medal match live. It will be against

0:35:250:35:32

Korea or Japan. We are into the

tenth end and the Koreans were 7-4

0:35:320:35:39

up, the

0:35:390:35:40

tenth end and the Koreans were 7-4

up, the Koreans who had not really

0:35:400:35:41

been into curling until suddenly

their women started winning, and I

0:35:410:35:45

just saw a picture of a bar in sole

where everyone is watching the

0:35:450:35:56

curling.

We have seen a huge growth

in the sport out East and no those

0:35:560:36:03

girls in particular have put a huge

amount of work in to try to get the

0:36:030:36:07

strategy, everything that is

involved. Credit to them if they win

0:36:070:36:12

this final.

And the Korean team,

they all have the surname Kim. They

0:36:120:36:17

have been nicknamed the garlic girls

because they come from an area of

0:36:170:36:20

South Korea that is famous for

growing garlic. They decided they

0:36:200:36:29

would give themselves the nicknames,

steak, yoghurt, pancake, sunny and

0:36:290:36:37

JoJo. That was decided was they were

having breakfast. They were having a

0:36:370:36:44

very mixed breakfast there. Their

skip has really grabbed the

0:36:440:36:52

attention, doing all these things

online with her, because her facial

0:36:520:36:59

expression never changes. So all

sorts of adjectives under her but

0:36:590:37:03

all with the same expression. A bit

like when Evander Lendl was coaching

0:37:030:37:11

-- a bit like when Lendl was

coaching Andy Murray and you would

0:37:110:37:15

say, Lendl looking excited. Nothing.

Lendl looking nervous, nothing. They

0:37:150:37:23

said they are playing one shot at a

time, we don't care about anything

0:37:230:37:30

else, and so far it has been paying

off. It is the tenth and final end

0:37:300:37:35

and Korea are still winning 7-6. And

Steve Cram, lucky was an athlete,

0:37:350:37:43

because nobody else could have led

it back there and recovered their

0:37:430:37:46

breath in order to commentate on

this.

Thankfully it is not too far,

0:37:460:37:52

Claire, just a couple of flights of

stairs. The British women obviously

0:37:520:37:57

disappointed. They are off to do the

rest of their interviews with the

0:37:570:38:01

media, which they have to do. Who

will they be playing in the bronze

0:38:010:38:04

medal match, Japan or Korea? Japan

have done a good job of holding onto

0:38:040:38:13

this Korean team. They have been

playing brilliantly all week and we

0:38:130:38:20

have been half keeping an eye on

this. There have always been plenty

0:38:200:38:24

of stones in play, Jackie. The

Japanese team have on mother one

0:38:240:38:28

occasion kind of rescued a couple of

ends. Picking up to Mac in the

0:38:280:38:33

night, giving themselves a bit of

hope here. -- picking up tee in the

0:38:330:38:40

ninth here, giving themselves a bit

of hope.

0:38:400:38:46

of hope.

They have opened up here

and that is what Korea want at the

0:38:460:38:50

moment. They have the hammer and

they are 7-6 up. It was looking at

0:38:500:38:58

early doors like Korea might run

away with this game, but Japan have

0:38:580:39:01

just held their own and get

themselves in the game.

Yes,

0:39:010:39:10

themselves in the game.

Yes, the two

Yoshida systems. The youngest one

0:39:130:39:15

plays the lead. -- bid to Yoshida

systems.

0:39:150:39:30

systems. They all come from the

Katami area. They have played well

0:39:300:39:34

to get into the semifinal and

certainly done a good job. This

0:39:340:39:42

Korean team have done such a good

job. Will this get over? Having to

0:39:420:39:47

work it hard. Just about manages it.

That is an awful long way away. They

0:39:470:39:53

are trying to force one here.

0:39:530:39:59

So, the garlic guards as they have

been nicknamed by everybody out here

0:40:090:40:12

because of the region they

0:40:120:40:21

because of the region they come

from, you have probably noticed that

0:40:220:40:23

they are all called him, as indeed

is the ultimate. There was a great

0:40:230:40:28

article where they said that even

they sometimes get confused. They

0:40:280:40:34

give themselves nicknames, having

given themselves steak, yoghurt,

0:40:340:40:39

pancake and sunny one night out. It

sounds like a night out with one of

0:40:390:40:46

our meals. So, what can Japan do

here? Korea will have the last

0:40:460:40:54

stone, of course. There is a little

giggle going on there. I am not sure

0:40:540:41:01

why. Did they call a time-out? They

did.

I am not sure what you was

0:41:010:41:08

doing with her fit there. She was

just measuring, which is a strange

0:41:080:41:13

thing to do. Their coach is from

Canada and coaches at an academy in

0:41:130:41:23

Japan.

0:41:230:41:28

Japan.

This is the first time that

Japan actually qualified, two teams,

0:41:300:41:35

men and women, since Nat know when

they hosted the Winter Olympics.

The

0:41:350:41:41

crowd then here are loving this last

game on the ice.

0:41:410:41:48

game on the ice.

And this Japanese

team, silver medallists at the World

0:41:500:41:57

Championships in 2016, which is

where they qualified with enough

0:41:570:42:00

points.

0:42:000:42:05

points. They weren't at the World

Championships in 2017, but the

0:42:060:42:11

rankings decided the top eight teams

for 2018 and then there was a

0:42:110:42:16

competition in December to fill the

other two spots. Korea of course

0:42:160:42:22

already there as the hosts. There is

the skip in the background. Her

0:42:220:42:28

picture has been everywhere.

We

should just see Japan put up another

0:42:280:42:35

centre guard here. That is what they

need. They need something that they

0:42:350:42:38

come roundabout. They will be hoping

either for a jam or a miss from

0:42:380:42:48

Korea. They will then want to clean

up the house. So, Chinami Yoshida.

0:42:480:42:57

After a bit of discussion.

Anywhere

high of the house. Will it sit down?

0:42:570:43:07

And it does.

0:43:070:43:16

And it does. And usually they go,

nice.

They do, but they might be too

0:43:160:43:22

nervous to be saying nice now.

0:43:220:43:28

nervous to be saying nice now.

So,

Kim Young John.

Has to be careful

0:43:280:43:34

she doesn't catch too little bit and

jams it on the red on the other side

0:43:340:43:38

and the house. They just need to be

sure they can clear the front.

0:43:380:43:48

sure they can clear the front. So, a

nice shot. She has removed a

0:43:490:43:53

Japanese yellow but what she has

done is left a red out there and

0:43:530:43:57

that is the shot but will be

dangerous for them.

The crowd are

0:43:570:44:01

going crazy, loving it, but you saw

her face.

She would have been much

0:44:010:44:08

happier too clear that front guard

and take the red out. The Japanese

0:44:080:44:13

yellow in the house shouldn't have

been a danger to her when she was

0:44:130:44:17

leaving the whole of the four foot

open. So, an opportunity now for

0:44:170:44:25

Japan to pull one right in behind

the high guard. Te high in the four

0:44:250:44:34

foot would be perfect.

0:44:340:44:38

90%.

Yes, I said in the little

glances we have had across in this

0:44:460:44:54

match, she has made some big calls

and got them out of one or two tight

0:44:540:45:00

situations to keep them in the

match. Don't forget, they lost three

0:45:000:45:03

in the very first end. That is a

nice draw in here.

That is a nice

0:45:030:45:13

shot.

So, how are your nurse, Korea?

-- how are your nerves, Korea?

We

0:45:130:45:26

have got a time-out called by Korea

and I think they have to clear the

0:45:260:45:29

top guard. They have got last stone,

they are one up. Clearing the guard

0:45:290:45:39

is the shot they have got to play.

Unless they can see the shot in the

0:45:390:45:45

house.

0:45:450:45:50

Well, back in the studio, I know

Dave Murdoch is watching. Who are

0:45:560:46:03

you fancying here? Do you think

Japan have a chance of stealing

0:46:030:46:06

this.

Certainly an opportunity now,

Steve. There is a centre guard we

0:46:060:46:12

can see. Japan probably with the

time-out now will probably elect to

0:46:120:46:16

remove that guard, Korea, and that

will leave Japan a chance again. But

0:46:160:46:22

if they are not perfectly in line,

it's a really easy chance for Korea

0:46:220:46:30

to get in there.

You have played a

lot out in Korea and with these

0:46:300:46:36

girls.

Yes, they have funded top

men's teams from around the world to

0:46:360:46:40

play these girls and they were just

like sponges. They wanted to know

0:46:400:46:45

everything about technique,

strategy, really trying to get

0:46:450:46:48

themselves up to speed quickly as

possible and it has obviously paid

0:46:480:46:51

off.

0:46:510:46:56

Well, now, that's OK, just wanting

to give herself a clear run. She

0:46:580:47:01

does have the last stone. Clears the

guard. The crowd is quite funny,

0:47:010:47:06

isn't it, the reaction of the crowd.

They are not all curling fans,

0:47:060:47:11

that's for sure.

No, no.

But they've

been a joy to have in the arena this

0:47:110:47:17

fortnight and the arena itself has

been full just about everyday. Your

0:47:170:47:22

body just going back to Dave's point

about the programme and the

0:47:220:47:27

development, this Korean team. The

rink was built in their hometown.

0:47:270:47:32

They were at school together and

they've been together pretty much

0:47:320:47:35

all the way through, grown up

together, got better and better and

0:47:350:47:39

better and what an opportunity, to

play for the gold medal at your home

0:47:390:47:43

Olympic Games. It's going to come

down to just these last two stones.

0:47:430:47:48

Japan have to steal here so she's

gone going to try and guard this

0:47:480:47:54

stone in the forefoot, replaced the

red that was there, put some

0:47:540:47:57

pressure on the Korean skip. It's

not a bad effort. Ewan-macro it's a

0:47:570:48:03

nice stone but it's really high and

I think if Korea just play a nice

0:48:030:48:08

background tap back weight, she can

catch the guard and catch the yellow

0:48:080:48:14

in the house.

The crowd are getting

excited here. They know that this is

0:48:140:48:20

a massive, massive opportunity here

for Korea.

0:48:200:48:28

for Korea. Fujisawa has done

everything she can do. She can only

0:48:280:48:31

stand and watch now, as Kim Eun Jung

has the chance to put Korea into the

0:48:310:48:39

gold medal match. They would face

Sweden, the victors over Great

0:48:390:48:43

Britain just a few minutes ago.

0:48:430:48:47

If she doesn't make this shot it

will go to an extra end, but she's

0:48:520:48:57

got a great opportunity here with

that Agard being so high, and we

0:48:570:49:01

know that there's a huge swing

coming off that body inside sheet.

0:49:010:49:06

The skip for Korea, Kim Eun Jung.

Now, has to wait a few seconds to

0:49:060:49:15

see if she has put her clean into

the gold medal match. The crowd all

0:49:150:49:21

around are watching intently.

They'll raise the roof if she

0:49:210:49:24

manages to tap this Japanese stone

out and it's got plenty of weight on

0:49:240:49:29

it, it's got a lot of weight on it

but it's going to be equal enough,

0:49:290:49:33

or is it? The Cheers are premature.

Japan may have just stolen that, I

0:49:330:49:39

think they have. Oh my word! Will

she get another chance like that?

0:49:390:49:47

Fujisawa cannot believe it. I

thought it was going to just sit in

0:49:470:49:52

there. Its bum and it spun and it

spun away and so did the gold Mata

0:49:520:49:58

match -- it spun and spun and spun

away. So did the gold medal match.

0:49:580:50:07

They will have to come back for an

extra end. It was close, we talk

0:50:070:50:12

about an inch or two but if she'd

may be hit that stone may be a

0:50:120:50:16

centimetre differently it would have

been fine, but she came with a lot

0:50:160:50:20

of weight as well.

The girls were

sweeping earlier and they didn't

0:50:200:50:24

have to. The other sweeper was

sweeping it, which holds the stone

0:50:240:50:27

and they needed to pull that into

the centre. I want to say its a

0:50:270:50:33

sweeping error because she laid it

nice. It was so close. I think she

0:50:330:50:43

thought she'd got it there. The look

of amazement on her face when she

0:50:430:50:49

realises she hasn't.

The crowd

reaction, she's going with the crowd

0:50:490:50:53

reaction, seeing it. She wasn't

watching the big screen. She thought

0:50:530:50:58

she'd done enough, she thought she'd

put Korea into the gold medal match.

0:50:580:51:03

So they have to do it all again. And

the only thing that's in their

0:51:030:51:11

favour is that it was a steal, so

they keep the hammer. They're going

0:51:110:51:17

to have to manufacture another

opportunity here and Fujisawa, well,

0:51:170:51:22

she played a couple of nice shots

there. They had the yellow in and

0:51:220:51:28

the guard, it looked a long way

away, but it was effective enough.

0:51:280:51:35

But as you said, Jackie, it, well,

whether it was a sweeping error or

0:51:350:51:41

not.

Yeah, I felt they jumped on it

very early. They didn't see it as

0:51:410:51:46

they were coming into the house but

they jumped on it very early. You

0:51:460:51:50

have to wait until the legs are

coming off it and sweep it as hard

0:51:500:51:54

as you can. A little bit unfortunate

but they have to play this end well.

0:51:540:52:03

Well, if you are just joining us,

the bad news is from a British

0:52:040:52:08

perspective that we lost against

Sweden. Match wits Sweden were

0:52:080:52:12

always in control of -- a match

which Sweden were always in control

0:52:120:52:20

of, three shots lead in the seventh

end which they would never

0:52:200:52:24

relinquish with three ends to go.

This looks the same in this match as

0:52:240:52:27

well, three shots ahead with two

ends to play, Korea look to have the

0:52:270:52:31

other hand, they've been in the

front from the beginning, three

0:52:310:52:34

shots in the very first end. Japan

have chipped away, chipped away,

0:52:340:52:37

kept hanging on, picked up three in

the final two ends, two in the ninth

0:52:370:52:44

and the steel as you may have just

seen in the tens and, so we're into

0:52:440:52:50

an extra end now, Korea still with

the hammer.

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Nobody is going home here in the

arena. They are all watching.

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So Korea playing a nice shot into

the forefoot, try and get in first

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and then they'll probably start

clearing some of the guards out.

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They kind of need to reset. They

made a decent and last time and

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worked their opportunity. They only

need one of course. Either team just

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needs one here.

0:53:330:53:35

Yeah, it was really actually a

mistake from Kim Kyeong Ae, the

0:53:390:53:45

third player, who didn't clear the

guard properly and she rolled into

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the centre and that was the one that

Japan got the use of. To come round

0:53:480:53:53

and behind. So it's really key that

every player plays her shots. That

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one...

LAUGHTER

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She was wishing it round the corner.

It's nice that it just tucked in the

0:54:050:54:13

back there, but first things first,

Korea have to get rid of these front

0:54:130:54:18

guards.

That face there of Kim Eun

Jung has been all over the place.

0:54:180:54:31

These four Korean curlers have

become very famous over the last

0:54:310:54:36

week or so.

APPLAUSE

0:54:360:54:46

So what do they do now? They have to

keep taking those front two yellows

0:54:460:54:55

will go, when they get the

opportunity, so Japan have to try

0:54:550:54:58

and force things here. So Japan...

Japan have to be careful, you don't

0:54:580:55:07

want to come into early. The closer

in the house you are the easier it

0:55:070:55:11

is for your opponent.

0:55:110:55:15

This one is looking high at the

moment. It's the angle of where it

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finishes, if they could have got it.

A little bit more over the line, it

0:55:250:55:30

would be better, but of course they

are trying to protect the back

0:55:300:55:34

yellow that's in the house as well.

Korea again have got to go for the

0:55:340:55:40

front two yellows, to try to remove

these Japanese stone is here.

Yeah,

0:55:400:55:44

she'll try and get both of them in

one go here.

That will be Kim Song

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Young, delivering an anticlockwise

rotation of the stone. She won't

0:55:540:55:59

want to roll herself, you don't want

to leave anything out at the front.

0:55:590:56:03

She's got it this time. Oh...

Straight onto her own stone.

Not the

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result she wanted.

0:56:090:56:15

result she wanted. Just forces that

yellow in and then that just

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squeezes her read out. -- her red

out.

0:56:200:56:29

out. Kim Seon Yeong playing second.

She is key in sweeping as well,

0:56:290:56:39

she's the one who her skip is always

shouting at, sweep, Kim Seon Yeong.

0:56:390:56:50

Japan still in with a chance here

will stop this can go either way.

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Just one stone required, a steal for

Japan. Korea, the hammer if the last

0:56:560:57:04

stone, they'll have the best chance

here. The gold medal match against

0:57:040:57:10

Sweden awaits. The losers will face

Great Britain for the bronze medal.

0:57:100:57:16

Kim Kiyoung hi, playing third. --

Kim Kyeong Ae, playing third. Takes

0:57:340:57:43

the guard away.

Takes the one. Could

have been an opportunity to run it

0:57:430:57:49

into some of the house and scatter

them about, but I guess the first

0:57:490:57:53

shot is to clear it.

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shot is to clear it. Trouble is,

she's got one top of the tee, top of

0:57:590:58:03

the forefoot and in the forefoot and

they were in a nice position that

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make it difficult for Korea, should

Japan keep guarding here.

0:58:070:58:16

You can't see or sense in the crowd

that when they thought that Stone

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had won the match for Korea and

they've been very quiet all the way

0:58:260:58:30

through this -- you can see or sense

in the crowd. It's another nice

0:58:300:58:34

stone for Japan and they are just

forcing the issue were little bit

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here.

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Both these teams of course have

another time in the extra end should

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they want to use it. They can bring

down the coaches if they feel the

0:58:480:58:52

need for some tactical strategy for

game play.

0:58:520:58:55

A big side. -- sigh. Nerves

jangling. The best that Japan have

0:59:010:59:14

managed is to finish fifth.

Get

something in the house here, it

0:59:140:59:20

would be good. She has. That's OK.

That's good. That's a very, very

0:59:200:59:25

nice shot indeed. This means as much

to both nations, a massive

0:59:250:59:33

opportunity. Japan have never

finished better than this, despite

0:59:330:59:37

being at every Winter Olympics in

the women's event. It's Korea

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standing in their way and Korea now

all of a sudden have an opportunity,

0:59:420:59:46

which is looking much better than it

was a minute or two ago. But, as

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ever, it's going to come down to the

skips. Time-out, Japan.

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Well, he came down a few minutes ago

on the tenth end and managed to help

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Japan to force, to get the steel.

They are still in this. OK, let's

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listen, if we can.

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listen, if we can.

The only thing is

you don't want her to come around

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and try and stop it right now

because if you throw a high guard

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and she doesn't appeal, she decides

to tap you, she's on the tee line,

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then you're in trouble so you have

to throw it tight. She's going to

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try and get back but that's better

than her making that tap, I think.

1:00:431:00:49

Maybe take it top, maybe we can do

the same.

Right, if they tap far

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enough but if they tap it two

insures you might not have a shot,

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right. If the only tap it just a

little bit and they are on an angle

1:00:581:01:03

it's going to be tough, so I think

you throw a three and then on the

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last one you throw like four, just

touching the centre one and then she

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has to draw the side of the button.

I think that's your best chance.

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What do you think? Yeah, let's go.

You and I were listening intently to

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this, it's fascinating to hear the

discussion and the difference here

1:01:291:01:34

of course is Fujisawa then taking

that suggestion from the coach and

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they continue to discuss, but he's

off, he's away.

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So the coach has said they should

put a guard just number three, he

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said, so just outside the house in

the white. Very close, because if we

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put a high guard, Korea would have

had a similar shot to in the last

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end to come down and have it back.

7-7, a place in the final to contest

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the gold medal against Sweden awaits

whoever can finish with their stone

1:02:201:02:27

closest, as ever. That is all that

matters here. Just one, that is all

1:02:271:02:33

you need to school. They are going

to have to work this one. This is

1:02:331:02:38

really high as well. When he was

looking for a guard that was close

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to the house.

He asked for one right

up there and that is miles away,

1:02:421:02:48

isn't it?

It is.

Still smiling.

1:02:481:03:02

Now it is up to the Korean skip. I

wonder is she can play the angles

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here. If she doesn't get it, she

takes the angles off. I wonder what

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she will see from the other end. She

is not choosing to play that shot,

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though.

1:03:281:03:37

though.

You can feel the tension in

the arena here. They have all gone

1:03:371:03:40

very, very quiet. Realised that they

had celebrated a little early in the

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tenth end. The stone just spinning

away.

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away.

See, the girls are desperately

keen to sweep. This could be a

1:03:591:04:03

really nice shot here.

1:04:031:04:08

really nice shot here. She has

played a lovely shot.

The cheers

1:04:081:04:15

ring around the one young Curling

Centre.

1:04:151:04:21

Centre. Korea senses that that

gold-medal opportunity may have just

1:04:211:04:25

got a little closer. Japan have got

one stone left, so of course do

1:04:251:04:34

Korea. That is a lovely shot from

the skip.

She is an inscrutable. I

1:04:341:04:39

hate to say this. I really would

like to see Korea going through. She

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is sitting at the top of the table,

she has only lost one game. They

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have had a consistent performance

here this week in the ladies

1:04:501:04:52

Championships.

So, Fuji sour then

with her last stone. There is the

1:04:521:04:59

coach watching on. When you are

beaten by the team he finished top

1:04:591:05:04

and they are playing well, Japan

have given them a great contest here

1:05:041:05:09

in the semifinal. You never know

quite what she is thinking. She

1:05:091:05:15

never looks any different, the

Korean skip, she keeps her emotions

1:05:151:05:19

in check but we would love to see

what happens if they do get the win.

1:05:191:05:28

It could come here if Fujisawa

cannot get in ahead of the button

1:05:281:05:32

here onto the Korean stone. If she

misses, Japan will play Great

1:05:321:05:38

Britain for the bronze medal.

Fujisawa, the Japanese skip with her

1:05:381:05:45

final stone here. So hoping she can

follow the Korean stone in, tap it

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back, nice shot. It is going to be

tight. She gets it round the guard.

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How is this going to look? It is a

good shot from the Japanese skip. It

1:05:561:06:04

is close. Is that shot or not?

It is

shot. My goodness, that is a great

1:06:041:06:11

attempt there.

Oh my word. That

couldn't be any closer. That has

1:06:111:06:20

gone up on the big screen here in

the arena. They have realised that

1:06:201:06:24

just by an inch or so, Japan are

lying. The one that they need. Is

1:06:241:06:33

there a read in here? Will she have

to use her own red is to mark she

1:06:331:06:37

could lie on that red-mac on the

inside. That is what she is looking

1:06:371:06:44

at. That might be the easiest shot

here.

She has got to go down the

1:06:441:06:49

other end and do a cold drawer. She

has got the whole of the four foot

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to use. She just has to stop

anywhere within that. That is really

1:06:541:06:59

when a skip needs to pull-out

something special, at this stage of

1:06:591:07:06

the game.

Could there ever be more

pressure on our home country Olympic

1:07:061:07:11

athlete. The whole nation will be

holding their breath, alongside

1:07:111:07:16

everybody here in the Gangneung

Curling Centre, with her final

1:07:161:07:24

stone, the chance to send them into

the gold-medal match. It has got to

1:07:241:07:29

be so accurate here. They are

already coming out to help sweep,

1:07:291:07:34

all free, perhaps. Here they go.

This has got to go.

Don't over sweep

1:07:341:07:41

it. Don't over sweep it. It is

looking good. Are they going to get

1:07:411:07:47

it there? They have! What a

fantastic shot.

So, Korea have done

1:07:471:07:54

it. They are into the gold-medal

match. The garlic girls go for gold.

1:07:541:08:01

It's confirmed. What a performance

right through the week and they have

1:08:011:08:06

been awarded for some brilliant

curling. They have been the best

1:08:061:08:10

team in this competition. Japan gave

them a really tough semifinal. They

1:08:101:08:14

took it into an extra end. Fujisawa

did her best, played a brilliant

1:08:141:08:20

last stone, but Korea were out to

it. Now the tears come and skip who

1:08:201:08:26

has shown hardly any emotion, the

tears now come for her. Ajax Kim ar

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into the final. They will play

Sweden on Sunday morning, Saturday

1:08:321:08:39

night back in the UK. It will be

Sweden versus Korea, Japan versus

1:08:391:08:47

Great Britain for the bronze.

Just

wonderful, wonderful scenes. Look at

1:08:471:08:53

this, just in floods of tears. This

whole team, they are old school

1:08:531:08:58

mates. They have been friends their

whole lives and they have brought

1:08:581:09:02

curling to the masses in South

Korea. They didn't have any interest

1:09:021:09:07

in this game until these Olympics.

Japan, all credit to them, they will

1:09:071:09:12

now face Great Britain in the bronze

match. But Korea are up for a chance

1:09:121:09:23

for gold. Dave, you have played

them, you know how hard they have

1:09:231:09:26

worked to try to get a presence in a

game where they qualified by right

1:09:261:09:32

as host nations.

They did. When you

look at this, incredible scenes. It

1:09:321:09:38

is great to see and in some ways it

is great for the growth of our

1:09:381:09:43

sport. We are seeing some new

nations out there and they have

1:09:431:09:46

worked extremely hard to get to this

position.

8-7 the score after the

1:09:461:09:54

extra end. Kim had the chance at the

end of the tenth. Just overdid it,

1:09:541:09:59

but my word, that final shot, and

all the sweepers are there just to

1:09:591:10:05

get it.

The third he stands in the

house comes firing out and decides

1:10:051:10:10

she wants to sweep. They literally

dragged that stone in. Look at the

1:10:101:10:16

seams.

Fantastic to watch. That

gives us all a bit of a lift after

1:10:161:10:23

frankly some disappointment as far

as Great Britain where concerned.

1:10:231:10:29

Look at this for the host nation.

That is a very tough shot under

1:10:291:10:35

pressure. To not overthrow it

because your heart rate is going

1:10:351:10:40

pressure, -- your heart rate is

going crazy, especially in their

1:10:401:10:46

home arena.

Great Britain, we will

see them tomorrow morning. They will

1:10:461:10:53

be determined to come home with

something. Can they win the bronze

1:10:531:10:58

medal again in Pyeongchang, after

winning it in Sochi. They sounded

1:10:581:11:03

very sensible in the interview

afterwards.

It's going to be very

1:11:031:11:09

tough for them. There's no doubt

that leaving -- losing that game is

1:11:091:11:13

tough to take. I was impressed with

the interview, talking about how

1:11:131:11:16

they will stay together as a unit

and come out and win that medal

1:11:161:11:20

tomorrow. It is so important.

Olympic medals are hard to come by

1:11:201:11:25

and those girls have a good chance

to do that tomorrow.

1:11:251:11:32

Dave, thank you so much for your

company but we are going to turn our

1:11:371:11:43

attention to ice hockey. The second

semifinal is in place. It is between

1:11:431:11:50

Canada, trying to win the gold medal

for the third time in a row, and the

1:11:501:11:54

surprise package of this tournament,

Germany. This is what has happened

1:11:541:11:57

so far.

Germany at full strength.

How can they use this to the best of

1:11:571:12:07

their advantage to mark snaps it and

scores! Germany have believed. In

1:12:071:12:17

this semifinal. -- Germany have the

lead. And the defending champions

1:12:171:12:23

are behind early on. Amazing.

Finishes off with some style on the

1:12:231:12:30

power play. And the Canadians find

themselves in a really difficult,

1:12:301:12:33

difficult situation.

1:12:331:12:39

Germany get it into the offensive

zone.

Can they score? Yes, they do.

1:12:541:13:01

A second goal for the Germans.

Wonderful play. Hard work to win it.

1:13:011:13:06

And as it came across, the finish

was absolutely sublime. And the

1:13:061:13:15

defending champions, they are

rocking, they are on the ropes, and

1:13:151:13:17

Germany are trying to deliver that

knockout blow that will see them out

1:13:171:13:21

of the tournament and now, the

Germans are firmly favourites thanks

1:13:211:13:28

to that second goal of the game from

platter.

1:13:281:13:32

Away with a nice bat. Intercepted

again. Can they do this? It is a

1:13:381:13:46

third goal for the Germans. Canada

stunned. And the Germans are on the

1:13:461:13:57

brink of something incredible. Not

even halfway through this game and

1:13:571:14:03

right now, they are heading towards

a gold-medal game against the

1:14:031:14:07

Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Incredible things happen when you

1:14:071:14:13

believe and this German team

believes right now. David Wolf

1:14:131:14:18

whether terrific interception. It

1:14:181:14:24

whether terrific interception. It is

two on one and he slides it through

1:14:241:14:26

his legs. Are you kidding me? What a

goal!

1:14:261:14:32

If every Canadian player was

available, as Canada... They score!

1:14:361:14:41

They have got of that back in this

game.

1:14:411:14:48

game. Brule on the power play. The

long road back starts here for the

1:14:511:14:53

Canadians.

Canada needed a spark.

The penalty put them on the power

1:14:531:15:03

play. Only two power play is so far,

they have not looked good at all.

1:15:031:15:09

But they open up here and this is

the Canon, right over the shoulder

1:15:091:15:15

of Gothenberg. What a shot.

1:15:151:15:18

Oh, they have scored right of the

draw. This one may well go upstairs

1:15:241:15:29

for the

1:15:291:15:35

for the shot from Platter. It took a

huge deflection. And Germany restore

1:15:351:15:42

that 3-goal advantage. A huge

deflection and Germany continue to

1:15:421:15:45

fight their way towards a gold-medal

game against the Olympic Athletes

1:15:451:15:49

from Russia.

It is one face-off and

then right through it. It goes off

1:15:491:15:55

the knee. What a lucky break for

Germany. Way up in the highest lot

1:15:551:16:01

there. No chance for the netminder.

That bounced right through him. You

1:16:011:16:06

can see it just hit the knee there.

1:16:061:16:11

Do on one for the Canadians. They

are back. At least back within two.

1:16:161:16:24

Now they are starting to maybe dance

in the aisles. Now they are starting

1:16:241:16:28

to believe.

Let's go, they say.

Well, this was on the recipe, a goal

1:16:281:16:34

early on. Terrific break right of

the face-off in defensive territory.

1:16:341:16:41

What a pass. He started this play in

his own zone.

1:16:411:16:46

Germany actually had a penalty to go

5-2 up but it was saved by the

1:16:461:16:52

Canadian netminder. Bearing in mind

Germany didn't win a single match in

1:16:521:16:57

2006 or 2010, didn't qualify in

2014, so this lead is extraordinary.

1:16:571:17:02

But Canada have grabbed one back. It

is for- three and we are going to

1:17:021:17:06

join it live now in the third

period. Hazel will be here after the

1:17:061:17:11

conclusion of this match. Bear in

mind it is quarter past 11 at night

1:17:111:17:20

in South Korea. Canada fighting

back. Seth Bennett and Ken Simpson

1:17:201:17:22

will take you through the rest of

this final period.

Late night drama

1:17:221:17:27

in Pyeongchang and it is the

Canadians who were dead and buried,

1:17:271:17:30

they were gone. They were looking

miserable, heads down, beat trudging

1:17:301:17:36

behind them. And right now, they

have power play. They have a five on

1:17:361:17:42

four advantage in this game.

Germany, never been to a gold-medal

1:17:421:17:46

game. Canada have won gold nine

times. They are looking

1:17:461:17:53

With this group of players looking

to have the tournament of their

1:17:531:17:58

lifetimes, remember, none of the NHL

stars, the National Hockey League

1:17:581:18:03

stars are here. The best Canadian

players are not here. However,

1:18:031:18:05

they've got a team that right now

are fighting to stay in this

1:18:051:18:09

tournament. Back it goes to the top.

Canada have it. They will turn a

1:18:091:18:14

corner, deflects wide off the back

of the net, they have a battle to

1:18:141:18:17

win possession back. Germany is so

good for 40 minutes have imploded at

1:18:171:18:25

times in this final period. The

great crisp lean work, the clinical

1:18:251:18:29

way in which they play, and these

hockey games have just got better

1:18:291:18:34

and better and better.

Just when you

think the drama is too much, it just

1:18:341:18:42

ramps up even more.

Canada. A chance

for the top, big deflection, nobody

1:18:421:18:51

knows where it's gone and now it's

cleared away again.

That's a huge

1:18:511:18:59

penalty kill for Germany. It goes

without saying. Under seven minutes

1:18:591:19:04

to go.

And nails are being bitten

amongst the German fans. Males are

1:19:041:19:12

being bitten amongst the Canadian

fans as that goes high --

1:19:121:19:18

fingernails are being bitten. It's

going to go down the ice.

1:19:181:19:29

Roy will skate forward into the

offensive zone. He's got good hands.

1:19:321:19:36

He tries to work it at the back hand

side that goes too short. La Pierre

1:19:361:19:43

will come out. He's crashing and

banging. Germans will try to get it

1:19:431:19:47

away again. Germany were brilliant

through two periods, but they've

1:19:471:19:51

tied up. They did it in the

quarterfinals but somehow find a way

1:19:511:19:56

back against Sweden to win that one.

They're doing it again now, as

1:19:561:20:01

Modell gets in there. Face-off will

be in the zone, six minutes and one

1:20:011:20:08

seconds to go.

He had the big shot

from the point, Maxim Noreau. Just

1:20:081:20:16

goes off the skating group, doesn't

get through to the netminder. He had

1:20:161:20:21

the game against Finland in the

quarters on a rocket shot almost

1:20:211:20:25

from the same spot. It's a big

offensive face-off here for Canada.

1:20:251:20:34

Well, people will be waking up in

Canada and they will have stared

1:20:341:20:37

with disbelief at the scoreline, but

now, all of a sudden, you can

1:20:371:20:41

imagine office workers on the East

Coast slowly but surely crowding

1:20:411:20:44

around the TVs and very little work

will be being done for the next

1:20:441:20:49

little bit. Two players thrashing

with each other. That's an awful/,

1:20:491:20:56

absolutely brutal/ off the play.

Selfish from Kristian Thomas.

They

1:20:561:21:03

are both gone, he's lucky, he's

taken both players. I can't believe

1:21:031:21:07

it.

That's a much bigger loss for

Germany, one of their top

1:21:071:21:12

defencemen, top players here, but

space. Four on four of hockey is

1:21:121:21:20

going to happen.

Watch for the

Canadian defence man to jump into

1:21:201:21:23

the play, you can say 40 and 92 go

at it, Thomas finishes his cheque.

1:21:231:21:30

He lands on him. That was a little

tap, you couldn't take Thomas there.

1:21:301:21:37

But you're trying to get back in a

game.

I agree. I know.

You are

1:21:371:21:43

standing right next to the referee.

Your Olympics is on the line right

1:21:431:21:48

now.

You can't even risk it, you

can't even risk it. But maybe it's a

1:21:481:21:53

good thing, like you said, four on

four, play will open up a little

1:21:531:21:58

bit, gives Canada a chance to engage

their defence, activate them from

1:21:581:22:01

the blue line.

Confirmation of how

the scoring went in this, as 3-1

1:22:011:22:09

lead, a 4-1 lead at the end of the

second period and then Canada come

1:22:091:22:14

back with two in the third and now

our Germany six minutes away from

1:22:141:22:19

hanging on to a very famous win? Or

are Canada six minutes away from

1:22:191:22:25

getting a very famous comeback?

1:22:251:22:28

Canada, the defending champions,

completely different team to four

1:22:361:22:41

years ago in Sochi stop Germany

didn't even qualify for Sochi. It's

1:22:411:22:51

going to be won by the Canadians,

defenceman Robinson in. He collects

1:22:511:22:57

it, wants to set it going. Canada,

all movement, this is good from the

1:22:571:23:02

Canadians, they skate so well. Chris

Lee was involved, a scruffy

1:23:021:23:08

opportunity and Germany will break

back the other way and come forward.

1:23:081:23:17

Nobody knows where it is!

It when 25

feet in the air. No one was really

1:23:171:23:25

sure what happened.

Keep an eye on

the clock, four and a half minutes

1:23:251:23:30

to go. Brandon Kozun has it, gets

space, good netminding. By Danny Aus

1:23:301:23:43

Den Birken, shut the door, no

rebound. Brandon Kozun has provided

1:23:431:23:48

us spark for Canada. He is up with

Roy, four. Here's Raymond, terrific

1:23:481:24:01

defensive play from number 72 and

here's the speed of Brandon Kozun,

1:24:011:24:06

long wrist shot, fairly easy says.

Canadians have it back again. I

1:24:061:24:14

twist and

1:24:141:24:20

twist and turn from Maxim Noreau. An

easy one for Germany to send down

1:24:201:24:26

the ice. These see the arms from

Maxim Noreau, trying to get his legs

1:24:261:24:30

going as he pumps the arms. This is

going to be an amazing finish.

1:24:301:24:37

Canada is going to get their

chances, they will get a couple, so

1:24:371:24:40

now it's about bearing down and

making sure you have that look on

1:24:401:24:45

your stick you put it past the

netminder put it in the back of the

1:24:451:24:50

net -- when you have that puck on

your stick.

A great game. Eric

1:24:501:24:57

O'Dell wins clean. Four on four they

continue to skate. There's space at

1:24:571:25:01

the top four Canadians but they

don't get the shot through and Eric

1:25:011:25:05

O'Dell, great job, wonderful job.

He's had a very good game.

He's been

1:25:051:25:10

a workhorse for Canada.

Giveaway in

the zone, Eric O'Dell makes contact

1:25:101:25:15

with the Germans have it, looking

for an opportunity that will kill

1:25:151:25:20

this game off. Really strong play,

given away to the Canadians and now

1:25:201:25:28

they'll try to push forward. It

seems to be Germans everywhere on

1:25:281:25:31

the ice. Christian Ehrhoff popping

up deep from his own Zonta

1:25:311:25:37

intersect. -- intercept. Canada now

have some space here. Thomas Muller

1:25:371:25:46

shot, they crashed, may bang. The

whistle will blow.

Great job by

1:25:461:25:55

Danny Aus Den Birken not to leave

the rebound. Chris Lee, who started

1:25:551:25:59

this play, was driving hard at the

net. He's been a wonderful assistant

1:25:591:26:04

captain, number four here, kicked

out for Thomas. Thomas didn't want

1:26:041:26:07

that shot there. He wanted that

lower on the pads. He put it in the

1:26:071:26:12

breadbasket and there's no chance

there is going to be a rebound.

1:26:121:26:20

3.13, plenty of times, plenty of

options for the coaching staff of

1:26:201:26:24

Canada. The wily Willie Desjardins

behind the bench, Dave King, all of

1:26:241:26:30

those times, all of those

international competitions he's been

1:26:301:26:33

involved in, he's seen this before.

They know what they want to do. They

1:26:331:26:39

give a chance here, missed. It's

off. Was that the chance for Rene

1:26:391:26:44

Bourque? Canada created something

right off the face-off. Didn't hit

1:26:441:26:49

the net. You said they had to be

clinical. In they come, with Roy,

1:26:491:26:59

sent towards the net again. That's

too easy for Germany, who clear

1:26:591:27:03

away.

1:27:031:27:11

Chris Lee puts this one in. Canada

go after it. Remember, should Canada

1:27:111:27:20

level this could go to overtime. Ten

minutes of four on four. The whistle

1:27:201:27:30

goes for icing the game. Ten minutes

of four on four and potentially it

1:27:301:27:34

could go to penalties shots, which

is five and sudden death from there.

1:27:341:27:43

There's Yannic Seidenberg, he'll be

a keep player in these final

1:27:431:27:47

moments.

I don't think Willie

Desjardins is having his time out

1:27:471:27:52

yet but it's going to be pretty soon

here. They have, now they've pulled

1:27:521:28:00

their goalie, six Canadian

attackers.

Aligns man checks there's

1:28:001:28:05

not too much snow on the goal-line,

checks the moorings. A big move,

1:28:051:28:10

Willie Desjardins. Canada, six on

ice, net empty, they are going to

1:28:101:28:17

give it everything now fullest 2.2

zero. They need one Christmas shot

1:28:171:28:25

that can potentially goes through.

It falls to a German stick, there's

1:28:251:28:29

a stick in the face penalty coming.

Whistle-blowers.

Offside. I don't

1:28:291:28:36

think the referee has got the stick

in the face.

Well, there's lots of

1:28:361:28:42

looks on the ice. Canada wanted.

Marcus Kink over skated a bit and

1:28:421:28:49

put himself offside. That's what the

call was. I don't think they called

1:28:491:28:52

the high stick there.

He is offside.

The yellow players skate over the

1:28:521:28:58

blue line before the puck got into

the zone.

So that

1:28:581:29:10

the zone.

So that chases Kevin

Poulin back into the net. Marco

1:29:101:29:17

Astana is -- Marco Stern is barking

out his orders. Brow furrows ever so

1:29:171:29:21

slightly.

This is the Canadian

getting kicked out.

Eric O'Dell wins

1:29:211:29:27

it.

1:29:271:29:32

it. Canada need quality possession.

Into the final two minutes. Germany

1:29:331:29:39

are two minutes away from their

first-ever Winter Olympic ice hockey

1:29:391:29:44

final. Good stick in there. Round

the boards it goes. Now they look to

1:29:441:29:55

come away. Hard pass. Here he goes

to the bench. Eric O'Dell goes to

1:29:551:30:01

try and win it. Germany have it,

tied up on the boards. Canada doing

1:30:011:30:06

a retrieving job here. They have it

back on the blue line, to Robinson.

1:30:061:30:11

Robinson fires it back again to

Chris Lee. There it is from Rene

1:30:111:30:18

Bourque K, deflects wide. Everything

going off on the ice right now. They

1:30:181:30:24

are not going together, this will be

an icing poorest the Canadians can

1:30:241:30:30

win the race. I tell you what,

they're fortunate to get that one

1:30:301:30:35

because Brooks would have won that

race hands down.

He would have. It's

1:30:351:30:40

called hybrid icing, if the linesman

decides that the defensive player is

1:30:401:30:46

going to beat the upcoming four

checker to the puck he will blow it

1:30:461:30:50

down from the tops of the circles.

Germany is going to take their time

1:30:501:30:54

out here. Of course when it's icing

you cannot change your players. And

1:30:541:30:59

so time to call time out, give the

skaters on the ice a little bit of a

1:30:591:31:05

break, catch their breath and make

sure everyone knows their

1:31:051:31:07

assignments, on either a won or lost

face-off.

Should Germany win this

1:31:071:31:13

game, should they hang on for this

final minute or so, what would that

1:31:131:31:17

mean? What kind of shock waves with

that sent through the hockey world?

1:31:171:31:26

it would be huge. Canada would be in

shock for the rest of the day. And

1:31:351:31:42

then it would go around the world.

Germany are the tenth seeded team in

1:31:421:31:47

this tournament and now they are 60

seconds away from beating the

1:31:471:31:51

defending champions and going to the

Olympic final. That is what is at

1:31:511:31:56

stake right here. For Canada, nine

gold medals in the bank. This team

1:31:561:32:00

has the weight of a nation on its

shoulders. They don't want to be the

1:32:001:32:05

side that loses to Germany. They

have got 60 seconds to do something

1:32:051:32:09

about it. The net is empty.

Face-off, won by the Germans,

1:32:091:32:15

recovered by the Canadians. Germany

will try to keep this in there.

1:32:151:32:23

will try to keep this in there. They

are doing everything they can. Put

1:32:231:32:25

it towards the net, deflected out.

Canada can't do much with it and now

1:32:251:32:30

maybe Germany can. They have got to

win the race here. Lee uses his

1:32:301:32:35

speed to get there. But they are at

the wrong end of the ice, spinning

1:32:351:32:40

in circles. Germany doing this

brilliantly. Lee needs to move it.

1:32:401:32:45

He does. Canada into the offensive

zone. Roy birth there. Poke the

1:32:451:32:50

ground. Given away to the Germans

again. Held it. Canada. Can they

1:32:501:32:59

find the opening here? It is juggled

away. Behind the net. 15 seconds to

1:32:591:33:05

go. Canada need to create one

chance. Germany is clink -- are

1:33:051:33:12

clinging on for their dear lives

here. Five seconds. Time is almost

1:33:121:33:18

up for the Canadians. And the

Germans have done it! Germany have

1:33:181:33:22

beaten the defending champions and

they are going for gold. They have

1:33:221:33:27

reached their first ever Olympic ice

hockey final and created one of the

1:33:271:33:31

biggest upsets in Winter Olympic

history. Wow!

Love the celebration.

1:33:311:33:41

That just lets you know how massive

this is. Disbelief on the German

1:33:411:33:48

faces and they are absolutely

ecstatic. Canada cannot believe what

1:33:481:33:53

just happened. The tenth ranked team

here in Pyeongchang has upset the

1:33:531:34:02

hobby world -- the hockey world and

more importantly upset the hockey

1:34:021:34:06

superpower of Canada. It will be

Germany at the Olympic Athletes from

1:34:061:34:11

Russia in the gold-medal game on

Sunday.

Well, Germany have beaten

1:34:111:34:16

the mighty Canadians and B final now

will be an all European affair. --

1:34:161:34:25

the final now will be an all

European affair, Germany against the

1:34:251:34:30

Olympic Athletes from Russia. What a

shock.

1:34:301:34:33

Olympic Athletes from Russia. What a

shock. Total dejection for Canada

1:34:331:34:35

but what a story. One of the biggest

upsets in Olympic hockey history.

1:34:351:34:40

And the German coach, himself a

former NHL player, he became head

1:34:401:34:46

coach for the Germans in 2015 and he

has basically brought an entire

1:34:461:34:51

revolution in men's hockey there.

They last won a match, the Germans,

1:34:511:34:56

in the Olympics in 2002. They were

beaten in every match in 2006 and in

1:34:561:35:02

2010, didn't qualify for 2014, and

they are back. This is their first

1:35:021:35:08

medal since a bronze in Innsbruck in

1976. No wonder the entire hockey

1:35:081:35:14

arena is completely stunned. Wow, we

have seen some stories, haven't we.

1:35:141:35:22

Between this and of course the

Canadian women being beaten in their

1:35:221:35:26

final, there will be a few questions

asked in Canadian ice hockey going

1:35:261:35:30

forward from here. We still have two

full days of action ahead, that is

1:35:301:35:35

the last one of day 14, but we will

review it all at a more leisurely

1:35:351:35:42

pace between now and 6pm.

We will play -- we will pay rapt

1:35:421:35:52

attention to the ladies free skating

fight for gold.

1:35:521:35:56

The Dutch one golds early in the

week but none of the ones available

1:35:561:36:05

so far. Will they get some today?

And pulsating excitement in both the

1:36:051:36:15

ISAPI semi-finals. We will let you

see it again.

1:36:151:36:18

Eve Muirhead's team has waited four

years for another gold-medal

1:36:181:36:23

opportunity. Beat Sweden today and

the chance would be there at least.

1:36:231:36:32

And the French look to win the

biathlon today. And women's squeak

1:36:331:36:43

-- women's ski Cross today. She who

dares wins. That is all a far cry

1:36:431:36:50

from the refinement, elegance and

artistry and be swirling storylines

1:36:501:36:54

of the ladies free programme today

and you were completely wrapped in

1:36:541:36:56

all of it, where you not, Jayne

Torvill?

The standard of the ladies

1:36:561:37:02

have gone up so much over the years.

They were all doing triple jumps. It

1:37:021:37:08

was all double jobs before. I think

in future we will see quads.

Really,

1:37:081:37:13

from the ladies, you think so?

Why

not, the men are doing it.

I am not

1:37:131:37:20

suggesting you go for quads at this

point. However, you are back on the

1:37:201:37:24

ice with Chris. You have been

training quite hard for this

1:37:241:37:30

upcoming tour, haven't you?

Yes, we

are going on tour with Dancing on

1:37:301:37:33

Ice after the series finishes, so we

need to get ourselves ready for it.

1:37:331:37:39

We are really looking forward to it.

Just a pitch you in the mood, for

1:37:391:37:46

our last Torvill and Dean time-out

today, we have allowed you to choose

1:37:461:37:50

something we hope will inspire you

for your training.

What have you

1:37:501:37:54

chosen? I have chosen the rock and

roll that was chosen for 1983.

This

1:37:541:38:01

was from Helsinki. So, we are

rocking back 35 years for the last

1:38:011:38:07

Torvill and Dean time-out of these

Pyeongchang games.

1:38:071:38:16

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean,

defending world champions, skated

1:38:221:38:29

three magnificent compulsory dances

and starting their rock and roll in

1:38:291:38:36

a very dramatic manner.

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APPLAUSE

1:39:101:39:18

APPLAUSE

CHEERING

1:41:571:42:02

Perfect, absolutely impeccable.

What can you say about them? They

1:42:071:42:10

are absolute magic.

1:42:101:42:11

What can you say about them? They

are absolute magic.

1:42:111:42:13

And it remains a rock and roll and

completely exhausting even watching

1:42:131:42:20

it. It was an athletic routine that,

and then original dance, there you

1:42:201:42:25

had to do the pattern and repeat it.

Yes, three times, and it was quite

1:42:251:42:30

fast and what I have just realised

is there are so many different

1:42:301:42:33

changes of hold and turns, and if we

hadn't have caught hands at the

1:42:331:42:38

right moment, it would have been a

bit of a disaster, I think.

And the

1:42:381:42:42

costumes. A quick word on those.

Yes, I apologise about that. I'm not

1:42:421:42:47

sure about the red neckerchiefs. And

we had our initials on the top which

1:42:471:42:52

we thought was cool at the time.

It

was the 80s. He could get away with

1:42:521:42:57

anything then. We are going to turn

our attention to the ladies free

1:42:571:43:01

programme. It is always one of the

most anticipated events because when

1:43:011:43:04

you look back over time, this is the

one to have drawn the youngest

1:43:041:43:09

competitors and women's skating

really was born with the young

1:43:091:43:13

Norwegian many, many years ago. What

was her appeal, would you say?

She

1:43:131:43:21

was very young and I think she just

had it all. She was quite a

1:43:211:43:26

performer, really, as well as being,

I think, I can't remember what level

1:43:261:43:32

of jumps she was doing, but in that

day she was clearly doing the

1:43:321:43:37

hardest jobs.

She was only 15 years

of age when she won the first one

1:43:371:43:41

and went on to win three and then

became a massive film star in the

1:43:411:43:45

20s and 30s.

That is what I was

really intrigued about, to see how

1:43:451:43:51

that evolved, from a young age going

on to being a movie star. I had

1:43:511:43:56

never heard about that before.

That

trend really did continue, because

1:43:561:44:01

in 1984 when you were facing the

music and dancing, there was a

1:44:011:44:07

16-year-old, a real show stopping

performance, this one. A real scene

1:44:071:44:11

stealer as well, because it was

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan who

1:44:111:44:15

were supposed to be ruling it, and

she totally stole the thunder,

1:44:151:44:20

didn't she?

For such a young person,

she had so much performance and

1:44:201:44:24

confidence in her. Lots of

confidence for such a young age.

1:44:241:44:29

Great personality, speed over the

ice.

Her technique and her jumps

1:44:291:44:36

were just exceptional.

She was 16,

as I said. In 1988, the US produced

1:44:361:44:44

Tara Lipinski. She was the youngest

of all, just 15, and another

1:44:441:44:51

all-American contest, this time

against 17-year-old Michelle Kwan

1:44:511:44:54

who had gone in as favourite.

Interesting that there are parallels

1:44:541:44:59

between Michelle Kwan as the

17-year-old and this 50-year-old

1:44:591:45:03

coming in and stealing her thunder

as to what could happen in today's

1:45:031:45:07

free programme. -- this 15-year-old.

Yes, at such a young age to have

1:45:071:45:13

such confidence.

She became the

youngest by two months from Sonja

1:45:131:45:19

Henie. Then in 2006 injuring, one of

my favourites,

1:45:191:45:32

my favourites, Arakawa came in with

such poise, this mesmerising

1:45:321:45:39

Japanese skater. A positively

ancient 24 years of age.

A very tall

1:45:391:45:45

skater as well. Yes, just her

skating quality was so special.

She

1:45:451:45:51

was the oldest champion since

Katarina Witt in Calgary 1988. So,

1:45:511:45:56

if you look at a list of the ages of

champions, what really is striking

1:45:561:46:04

if you look at a list of the ages of

champions, what really is striking

1:46:041:46:04

is how accomplished these champions

have been at such a young age. The

1:46:041:46:09

average age has been 18 and a half

and when you look at the age of the

1:46:091:46:12

male champions in the whole

Olympics, 21 for the men, 25 for the

1:46:121:46:18

pairs and 27 for ice dance. What is

your theory about why the ladies

1:46:181:46:21

have produced their best so young? I

think

1:46:211:46:26

have produced their best so young? I

think it is having that energy, not

1:46:261:46:28

having the fear, because I have

known female skaters as they get

1:46:281:46:33

older and turned professional and go

and do shows, they are not really

1:46:331:46:38

comfortable doing those difficult

jobs. They would rather just give a

1:46:381:46:41

good performance than risk hurting

themselves on the difficult jobs. So

1:46:411:46:45

I think it is a young thing.

1:46:451:46:52

Zagitova cup against Medvedeva, 15

against 18 years of age, don't

1:46:521:46:57

forget, no Russian athlete, they are

competing under a neutral flag, but

1:46:571:47:01

no one from Russia has yet stepped

onto the top step of the podium, so

1:47:011:47:05

an awful lot resting on these very

young shoulders. A quick reminder

1:47:051:47:09

that Zagitova's dazzling short

programme on Tuesday set a new

1:47:091:47:14

record of 82.92, a world record,

moments after Medvedeva had posted a

1:47:141:47:18

new world best, so there's 1.3

between them, Kaetlyn Osmond best

1:47:181:47:23

place for bronze after a strong

skate and today's deciding free

1:47:231:47:27

programme was watched by Robin

Cousins and Katherine Downes.

1:47:271:47:38

Maria Sotskova from the Russian

athletes, two more big stars to

1:47:461:47:54

come, Medvedeva runs a kit over

fighting it out for gold, Maria

1:47:541:47:59

Sotskova the other Olympic Athlete

from Russia, way off the pace.

Warm

1:47:591:48:06

up was not anything like she would

have wanted. Single jumps galore.

1:48:061:48:12

But she will need trebles-macro in

combination here if she wants to

1:48:121:48:19

make up for that short programme --

triples in combination here. It will

1:48:191:48:26

be eight triple triple combination

to open. Triple lutz and toe loop,

1:48:261:48:33

she wants. Do it when it counts.

1:48:331:48:43

Not known for great speed across the

but the quality is good and that was

1:49:011:49:07

a lovely triple flip -- not known

for great speed across the ice.

1:49:071:49:19

Light and airy on that triple loop.

1:50:271:50:35

Big combination coming up. Triple

flip, loop, triple salchow. Needs to

1:50:351:50:45

carry the speed through from the

first jump. And just double on the

1:50:451:50:50

salchow.

1:50:501:51:00

The last of the triples. She's got

it, triple lutz.

1:51:081:51:22

APPLAUSE

Well, all that matters is what you

1:52:171:52:21

do when you're out on the ice and

Maria Sotskova put it all behind

1:52:211:52:27

her, that subpar short programme,

the terrible warm up. She produced

1:52:271:52:31

the goods when it mattered.

It's

lovely, lovely quality in there.

1:52:311:52:36

Such an elegant skater. I find her a

little soulless in giving me

1:52:361:52:43

something while she's performing.

134.24, straight up into first

1:52:431:52:55

position, which is exactly where

Maria Sotskova would expect to be as

1:52:551:52:58

we enter these final skaters in the

ladies' free skate. Brady ten L,

1:52:581:53:07

another American skater.

1:53:071:53:18

-- Bradie Tennell. She led for much

of the short programme, qualified in

1:53:181:53:22

11th place.

1:53:221:53:24

She would have been looking for a

top eight place in the short

1:53:401:53:46

programme but had a fall on her

opening jump in the short programme,

1:53:461:53:50

which she hasn't done all season, so

very uncharacteristic, but this is

1:53:501:53:54

the Olympics. What can Bradie

Tennell doing the free programme?

1:53:541:54:01

Triple lutz, triple toe loop, that's

the one that let her down in the

1:54:011:54:05

short programme but it was solid as

a rock, as this opening jump

1:54:051:54:09

element.

1:54:091:54:14

Easy triple flip.

1:54:331:54:44

Stepped out of triple toe loop from

the double axel. Got to keep this

1:55:531:55:58

momentum going now.

1:55:581:56:06

momentum going now. The same thing

on the triple lutz. It was all going

1:56:061:56:10

so well.

1:56:101:56:15

Triple loop, double toe loop, double

loop.

1:56:201:56:30

Terrific jump in the undercut sit

spin, which is something you don't

1:57:071:57:13

see very often at all.

1:57:131:57:22

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Just that one fall on Wednesday

1:57:381:57:41

spoiled the short programme. Two

trips today.

Yes, no deduction

1:57:411:57:49

though which will be the main thing,

but just uncharacteristic again. But

1:57:491:57:53

this young lady making her world

debut at this level in the Olympic

1:57:531:58:00

arena, so a lot on her shoulders as

the US champion. But she is solid

1:58:001:58:06

and has a lovely quality to her

skating and performance.

1:58:061:58:14

skating and performance.

128.34 then

for Brady ten L. -- for Bradie

1:58:151:58:20

Tennell. Listen to this roar. Last

chance for the Korean supporters

1:58:201:58:25

here to cheer on our home skater at

these

1:58:251:58:38

games, Choi Dabin, 18 years of age

and Korea's number two skater. Their

1:58:401:58:45

number one is still too young to

compete at the Games, such a rich

1:58:451:58:51

seam of talent in Korean skating.

1:58:511:58:54

I thought this young lady was very

and are marked in her component

1:59:021:59:08

scores in that short programme two

days ago -- she was very under

1:59:081:59:13

marked. Just beautiful. Squeaky on

the landing of that triple lutz,

1:59:131:59:20

possibly going to be up for review.

1:59:201:59:29

Clever on the triple flip.

1:59:371:59:40

Double axel, triple toe loop.

1:59:572:00:06

Clean In The Triple Loop.

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Big jumping past now.

2:01:302:01:34

Triple toe loop, double toe loop and

she's got that one.

2:01:382:01:48

All the jumps done.

2:02:132:02:19

Out of the choreography sequence and

into the final layback spin.

2:02:442:02:55

Listen to the crowd.

CHEERING AND

APPLAUSE

2:02:552:02:59

Choi Dabin raising the roof, clean

as a whistle. Just that one

2:02:592:03:07

downgrade at the triple Lutz right

at the beginning, but green boxes

2:03:072:03:12

across the board, and that is what

the Korean crowd wanted to see for

2:03:122:03:18

their final skater of the Olympic

Games.

We will have a new leader.

2:03:182:03:21

And deservedly so.

The jumps are

light, good, strong technique.

2:03:212:03:38

light, good, strong technique.

A new

season's Best, 131.4 nine. We have a

2:03:382:03:41

new leader, Choi Dabin South Korea.

She can finish her home games with

2:03:412:03:48

the roar that crowd ringing in her

ears, what a way to sign of -- 130

2:03:482:03:56

1.40 nine.

2:03:562:04:00

Satoko Miyahara, the Japanese

national champion, currently lying

2:04:002:04:05

in fourth place, but just three

points behind Kaetlyn Osmond in the

2:04:052:04:09

bronze medal position. And she

rotates these jumps at irate of

2:04:092:04:15

knots. She's just a blur flying

through the air, and she definitely

2:04:152:04:20

has what it takes to close that gap

and get herself on the podium.

2:04:202:04:25

There was a question over whether

her triple - driven combination and

2:04:282:04:34

her triple jump in the short

programme should have been

2:04:342:04:38

downgraded -- triple, triple

combination. She will want to make

2:04:382:04:41

sure that she gives them no choice

today. Triple loop is fully cleanly

2:04:412:04:50

rotated, no question there. But it's

this triple lutz, triple toe loop

2:04:502:04:56

combination that will be the first

real test.

2:04:562:05:02

Clean for me. But review will see.

2:05:092:05:15

And good on the flip.

2:05:222:05:26

Lovely to see spinning in both

directions. We don't see that enough

2:05:502:05:57

in figure skating these days.

2:05:572:06:02

CLAPPING

2:06:082:06:14

Big jumping past coming now, triple

lutz. Double toe loop, double loop.

2:07:092:07:16

She's done it.

2:07:162:07:23

Double axel, triple toe loop.

2:07:322:07:35

And the triple.

2:07:452:07:53

-- triple salchow.

2:08:032:08:05

And the last jump, the double axel.

2:08:102:08:14

Beautiful position for the lay back.

And absolutely on the spot for the

2:08:242:08:33

spin.

Satoko Miyahara chasing down

the medal positions, and she could

2:08:332:08:41

not have asked for any more from

that performance.

No, from what I

2:08:412:08:46

could see, absolutely clean on the

triples. It will go to review. I

2:08:462:08:52

think she does rotates so fast, not

a lot of height or flight, but she

2:08:522:08:56

is just a little bitty thing.

You

wonder where she gets it from.

2:08:562:09:03

Satoko Miyahara with a new season's

best to take the lead. And she is

2:09:052:09:11

the one to chase down, then, in this

final group of six skaters. The

2:09:112:09:19

oldest skater in the contest, 31

years old, Sochi bronze medallist,

2:09:192:09:26

she is a little off the pace. 73.15

for her short programme, we saw her

2:09:262:09:32

qualify in sixth. And I think a

medal will be out of the question

2:09:322:09:36

for Carolina Kostner of Italy.

2:09:362:09:45

Clean in, first jump. Got that

triple lutz.

2:10:132:10:27

Off on the triple flip. Needed that

to be the combination.

2:10:322:10:45

No combinations as of yet. Double

axel loop, triple salchow. Question

2:11:572:12:11

the landing of that salchow, though.

I think it was clean, but it had

2:12:112:12:15

absolutely no edge at all.

2:12:152:12:18

An Carys story to clean terrorist

June, then, from Carolina Kostner

2:13:512:13:57

from Italy, and she needs every

trick in her bag to work perfectly

2:13:572:14:00

to keep up with the young guns.

Yes.

-- uncharacteristically error

2:14:002:14:11

strewn. She needed those triple,

triple combinations, which we didn't

2:14:112:14:15

see any. That was a huge bonus. And

that was the one thing that didn't

2:14:152:14:23

work. Very tentative with a view of

the other landings. -- a few of the

2:14:232:14:30

other landings.

139.29 for Carolina

Kostner. And she sits in second

2:14:302:14:41

place, then, behind Satoko Miyahara

of Japan. An exquisite skate from

2:14:412:14:47

the Japanese means she's still out

in front. Kaori Sakamoto has had her

2:14:472:14:56

say. The Japanese number to making

her debut on the senior circuit this

2:14:562:14:59

year. She came through the short

programme in fifth. And another

2:14:592:15:05

charming skater. The Japanese team

coming fifth in the team event. Some

2:15:052:15:13

real talent there.

2:15:132:15:17

She was bronze medallist at the

Junior World Championships where

2:15:202:15:24

Zagitova claimed gold. And this is

her first performance.

2:15:242:15:34

her first performance. On the big

world stage here in Pyeongchang. And

2:15:342:15:39

she has really done a fantastic job

so far, kept her composure. If she

2:15:392:15:46

does the same today with this free

programme, she might well elevate

2:15:462:15:54

herself one spot.

2:15:542:16:01

herself one spot. Triple flip,

triple toe loop.

2:16:012:16:04

Triple Lutz.

2:17:482:17:54

And the triple flip, double toe

loop.

2:18:042:18:09

Double Axel, triple toe loop, double

toe loop.

2:18:302:18:38

toe loop. Lovely stuff from Kaori.

2:18:382:18:44

Flipped out of the triple loop.

2:18:592:19:05

What a skate. Her first major senior

competition. To pull that out of the

2:19:342:19:41

bag is not bad at all. Just that one

tiny stumble.

Greens across the

2:19:412:19:49

board everywhere else. Not quite of

the quality of Mirai, but another

2:19:492:19:59

fantastic senior debut.

2:19:592:20:04

fantastic senior debut.

136. 136.53.

Kaori Sakamoto slots into third

2:20:072:20:12

position then. Here she is, she set

a new short programme World Record

2:20:122:20:19

two-days ago. This Long programme

helped the Olympic athletes of

2:20:192:20:25

Russia to the Silver medal in the

Team event. This is Alina Zagitova,

2:20:252:20:30

the young pretender. The gold within

her grasp. Does she have what it

2:20:302:20:35

takes to bear the pressure

2:20:352:20:48

takes to bear the pressure on those

15-year-old shoulders?

2:20:482:20:53

Don't look for the big jumps to be

becoming early in this performance.

2:21:212:21:26

The later they come, you do get

bonus points. Zagitova back ends her

2:21:262:21:36

programme with all hereticcle

jumping elements. It's the

2:21:362:21:40

choreographic sequence and the spins

and the step eskwens that will come

2:21:402:21:44

first.

All about maxing out those

points.

2:21:442:21:55

Oh, that would have been the triple

Lutz, triple loop combination. Just

2:22:512:22:57

taking the Lutz there. So how well

does she think on her feet?

2:22:572:23:05

Double Axel, triple toe loop.

2:23:092:23:19

Triple flip, double toe loop, double

loop.

2:23:232:23:30

The second triple Lutz will come now

and it has to be in the combination.

2:23:382:23:42

She will want it to be with the

triple toe loop.

2:23:422:23:48

No, shell ale do it with a triple

loop.

2:23:512:23:58

-- no, she'll do it with a triple

loop. And the triple flip.

2:24:042:24:12

It looked for a second like Alina

Zagitova had been the first to blink

2:24:392:24:44

in this race for gold. That missed

combination at the start. But she

2:24:442:24:48

thought on her feet.

Did not have

the perfect landing on that triple

2:24:482:24:55

Lutz, although she has been given

positive grades of execution on it.

2:24:552:25:03

But, yes, she came back. Has exactly

the same content as was planned,

2:25:032:25:08

just not necessarily the order she

would have liked to have delivered

2:25:082:25:11

it.

I don't suppose it matters which

order it comes out as long as it's

2:25:112:25:17

executed as beautifully as she did

it. 156. 156.56. It's not a new

2:25:172:25:25

season's best. It's not a new world

record.

2:25:252:25:34

record. 239.57 is the combined

total. Beat that and you'll be in

2:25:342:25:39

for a gold medal.

The door is open.

2:25:392:25:48

Kaetlyn Osmond, World Championship

Silver-medallists last time round.

2:25:482:25:59

Silver-medallists last time round. .

2.74 points behind Medvedeva in the

2:25:592:26:09

silver medal position.

2:26:092:26:13

Kaetlyn had a glorious performance

in the Short programme. I think many

2:26:212:26:26

thought under marked in terms of

component scores, certainly

2:26:262:26:31

technically she delivered. Can she

do it today? There's the triple

2:26:312:26:34

flip, there's the triple toe loop.

Exquisite.

2:26:342:26:44

Double Axel, triple toe loop. Fast,

light, easy. Keep this momentum

2:26:572:27:03

going, please.

2:27:032:27:09

The triple Lutz, stepped out.

2:27:222:27:29

Good on the triple loop. Needed

that. She also needs the second

2:28:202:28:26

triple flip. Only one triple Lutz in

this programme planned, so every

2:28:262:28:31

triple will need to be perfect from

now on.

2:28:312:28:40

And there you go.

2:28:452:28:51

Triple Salchow, double toe loop,

double loop.

2:28:582:29:05

Last of her jumps, double Axel.

2:29:082:29:17

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Canada's lack swan flying in in for

2:30:142:30:21

a place on the podium -- Black Swan.

Just that one, tiny mistake, falling

2:30:212:30:32

out of the landing of the triple

lutz. But, my

2:30:322:30:42

lutz. But, my goodness, me.

She had

a lead going into this free skate

2:30:422:30:45

after the short programme, about

three points

2:30:452:30:58

three points ahead of Satoko

Miyahara, the Japanese skate in

2:30:582:31:00

fourth position. So she has a slight

advantage to play with. Oh, it's up

2:31:002:31:06

to second. 152.15, a season's best,

a massive season's best. Ten points

2:31:062:31:14

better than her previous mart.

Kaetlyn Osmond holds onto that

2:31:142:31:20

bronze medal position, thens off the

challenge from is a toga Miyahara of

2:31:202:31:24

Japan. And she has guaranteed

herself a medal with that

2:31:242:31:28

performance.

And here is our last skater at this

2:31:282:31:35

Olympic Games, and what a way to

close the show. Evgenia Medvedeva,

2:31:352:31:41

the two time world Champion, the

favourite for so long to win this

2:31:412:31:44

Olympic title. Broke the world

record in the short programme just

2:31:442:31:52

to watch Zagitova snatch it back.

Medvedeva skates to save the gold

2:31:522:31:57

that, for two years, was destined to

be hers.

2:31:572:32:07

Anna Karenina is the soundtrack.

2:32:132:32:24

Triple flip, triple toe loop to

open.

2:32:342:32:45

And their's the lutz. -- there's the

lutz.

2:32:532:33:11

Strong second triple flip.

2:34:112:34:15

And a beautiful triple loop.

2:34:212:34:28

That's it. Triple salchow, triple

toe loop, just one more double axel,

2:35:082:35:15

and then the jumps are done.

2:35:152:35:23

This is your gold-medal winning

performance. She's absolutely on the

2:35:232:35:28

money.

2:35:282:35:38

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Marvellous from Medvedeva again. Not

2:36:122:36:18

ready to ruling Chris her crown, the

double world champion still the

2:36:182:36:23

very, very best in the world.

I

thought that was the best I've seen

2:36:232:36:30

her skate in a long time.

It's a

programme that's won her a World

2:36:302:36:38

Championship before, now surely

enough for the Olympic title as

2:36:382:36:40

well.

Made the decision to change

programmes mid-season, came back to

2:36:402:36:47

one that she's says really made her

feel something different on the ice.

2:36:472:36:54

Oh... It is not enough, 156.65 then

for Evgenia Medvedeva. And that is

2:36:572:37:07

the gold-medal missing. Well...

Heartbreak the Medvedeva, who

2:37:072:37:13

thought she'd done enough. And

Zagitova, like the rest of us, can't

2:37:132:37:20

believe what she's hearing. We can

take nothing away from the

2:37:202:37:27

15-year-old, but she's just pulled

off an enormous upset here at this

2:37:272:37:30

Olympic Games. Confirmation, then,

that Alina Zagitova another

2:37:302:37:37

15-year-old upstart from Russia, has

caused another enormous shock,

2:37:372:37:44

beating Evgenia Medvedeva, the two

time World Champion, her countrymen.

2:37:442:37:48

Kaetlyn Osmond takes the bronze.

We

have been very excited about the

2:37:482:37:53

rivalry, I think it is something we

might see the many years to come.

2:37:532:37:59

TRANSLATION:

I think the

competition, we are in real life

2:37:592:38:03

very good friends. But in sport, I

think the competition is very

2:38:032:38:09

important, and it makes us grow

together.

2:38:092:38:15

Congratulations on Olympic silver

medal, it looked very emotional for

2:38:152:38:20

you there afterwards.

It was really unexpected, I think,

2:38:202:38:26

for everybody. I am an emotional

person, I just thought about

2:38:262:38:31

everything, I thought, I'm at the

Olympics, a clean free programme, I

2:38:312:38:37

did my best today and left all my

soul today in this competition in my

2:38:372:38:43

performance. And just, I think it

was happy crying!

2:38:432:38:52

And individual bronze medal, you've

had Olympic medals before, but this

2:38:522:38:56

is your first individual one.

It's

so exciting. The team medals are

2:38:562:39:02

something special, the team is like

a family on the ice, and having that

2:39:022:39:06

teams abroad is very rewarding. But

to be able to do this by myself

2:39:062:39:10

roofed that I'm strong, and unable

to do this without the aid of a

2:39:102:39:14

team, which means so much to me.

2:39:142:39:17

History made. Alina Zagitova is the

champion, 26 days younger than the

2:39:172:39:27

youngest winner. The judges couldn't

separate the two Russians in their

2:39:272:39:30

free programmes, the same marks

given. Can you separate them in your

2:39:302:39:33

mind, though?

Medvedeva, for me,

really. Her programme was

2:39:332:39:38

technically stronger. And more

balanced, she wasn't putting all

2:39:382:39:42

technically stronger. And more

balanced, she wasn't putting all the

2:39:422:39:43

jumps at the end. She has more speed

over the ice than Zagitova. Doing

2:39:432:39:48

those jumps with the arm in the air

towards the end. She's going to get

2:39:482:39:53

that extra 10%.

Jayne, she skated

last and knew she needed a score

2:39:532:39:58

that was nearly four points below

her personal best here to overhaul

2:39:582:40:03

Zagitova, her arrival and team-mate.

Like her, she did land read triples,

2:40:032:40:07

but in essence, -- three triples.

2:40:072:40:13

Like her, she did land read triples,

but in essence, -- three triples.

2:40:132:40:14

Even before the scores, he assumed

that would be the one, but I don't

2:40:142:40:18

know what the judges were thinking,

because I guess they were told to

2:40:182:40:22

reward if you do all the jumps in

the second half of the programme.

2:40:222:40:26

But there is a component score for

artistry and performance. That

2:40:262:40:31

should be deducted if it is an

unbalanced programme.

A balanced

2:40:312:40:34

programme, you felt hers was more

balanced.

Absolutely.

Zagitova is

2:40:342:40:39

absolutely extraordinary for 15

years old.

The majority.

But she

2:40:392:40:45

does back load the programme, and it

is playing within the rules here. It

2:40:452:40:51

is quite a tube thing to do.

It is

clever. For me, -- cute thing.

2:40:512:40:58

Sometimes she landed on the spot and

there is no flowing edge out of the

2:40:582:41:03

jumps. But no doubt, a great talent.

So, if

2:41:032:41:06

jumps. But no doubt, a great talent.

So, if there is indeed room for

2:41:062:41:08

improvement, which is in effect what

we're seeing here, she is already an

2:41:082:41:13

Olympic champion, an extraordinary

journey, she has come and become the

2:41:132:41:19

Olympic champion, thrust into this

incredible limelight. She handled it

2:41:192:41:22

really well, you have to say.

2:41:222:41:24

incredible limelight. She handled it

really well, you have to say.

2:41:242:41:24

Absolutely. You can't imagine being

15 and being in a junior

2:41:242:41:30

competition, and then coming into

the Olympics and winning.

In

2:41:302:41:34

essence, then...

What else is left??

It was the short programme that was

2:41:342:41:40

the difference between them and not

1.3 marks in the end. It was the

2:41:402:41:45

short programme that did it for her.

There again, she put her jumps

2:41:452:41:50

towards the end to get more points.

It's very clever. If she is

2:41:502:41:53

physically able to do that, why not?

Do you think that will change, will

2:41:532:41:57

they review?

I suspect, with lots of

people in the skating world talking

2:41:572:42:02

about how balanced this looks, I

think and suspect the judges and ASU

2:42:022:42:09

will have a rethink about the rules.

It was eight cracking contest.

-- a

2:42:092:42:14

cracking contest. Kaetlyn Osmond,

though, seems

2:42:142:42:18

cracking contest. Kaetlyn Osmond,

though, seems to be the crowd

2:42:182:42:19

favourite.

She was my favourite, I

have to say. She did not have the

2:42:192:42:23

content the other girls had and

didn't do any jumps with arms in the

2:42:232:42:26

air, which gets more points, but

look at her speed over the ice and

2:42:262:42:30

look at the flow. This was the jump

she stepped out, that was the only

2:42:302:42:34

mistake. The flow over the ice and

the flowing edge when she jumps, I

2:42:342:42:40

just really enjoyed that. And the

majority in the performance as well.

2:42:402:42:45

She's 21, I believe, only three

years on Medvedeva, but do you see a

2:42:452:42:49

physical

2:42:492:42:49

years on Medvedeva, but do you see a

physical maturity about her

2:42:492:42:51

performance?

Yes, definitely. She

has a better skating quality in the

2:42:512:42:54

first race, anyway. As I say, she is

lacking the technical content with

2:42:542:43:01

the jumps, but maybe, after the

season, it will give her that

2:43:012:43:05

confidence to push as a bit more.

Canada get bronze, but for the first

2:43:052:43:09

time ever, no American skater in the

top six.

Very unusual.

2:43:092:43:13

Extraordinary, really, leaving these

young ladies to take the glory. And

2:43:132:43:19

I think you see just how young this

kid is. Only 15 years of age, the

2:43:192:43:23

youngest member of the team from the

Russian athletes, and there she is.

2:43:232:43:30

You really get an idea of her youth

when she is standing there with a

2:43:302:43:35

big code on and that massive gold

medal around her neck.

She was smart

2:43:352:43:38

enough to sort their hair out. She

was thinking what the pictures would

2:43:382:43:45

be like if she had her hair tucked

in. And her face when the anthem

2:43:452:43:49

came up, which was not the national

anthem.

Yes, indeed.

She looked

2:43:492:43:55

surprised.

It is the first gold

medal for the athletes from Russia,

2:43:552:43:59

but of course, Jayne, competing

under a neutral flag, but it is a

2:43:592:44:02

big feather in her cap today. Yes.

Thank you to you and Chris, because

2:44:022:44:08

it has been a thrill sharing the

Olympics alongside you and Chris,

2:44:082:44:11

and sharing the expertise in the

company. And reliving some of the

2:44:112:44:16

skating memories that were part of

our memories and part of the reason

2:44:162:44:20

we love sport.

Yes, thank you.

Jayne, it has been great, another

2:44:202:44:27

four years, Beijing 2022.

From total domination in the other

2:44:272:44:30

skating venue, the Oval, where the

Dutch have certainly been laying

2:44:302:44:35

down the hammer, if you will pardon

my mixed metaphors with different

2:44:352:44:38

sports, because they have won six of

the seven speed skating golds last

2:44:382:44:42

week, but coming into this week,

without winning any on offer. Don't

2:44:422:44:48

write the crisis headlines yet,

Jayne, because there are three

2:44:482:44:52

events in speed skating, starting

with the men's 1000 metres.

2:44:522:44:56

COMMENTATOR: Hello, everyone for the

penultimate day of condition, the

2:45:012:45:05

men's 1000 metres this morning, and

it is being billed as the

2:45:052:45:09

Netherlands against Norway, really,

with the winner of the 1500 and half

2:45:092:45:15

are Dorrans and from Norway, the

winner of the 500 metres going

2:45:152:45:20

head-to-head. They are by no means

the only athlete hoping to claim the

2:45:202:45:24

Olympic title here today, but the

two big favourites, and the Dutch

2:45:242:45:29

have certainly not had everything

their own way here on the Oval at

2:45:292:45:32

these Olympic Games.

2:45:322:45:36

We have Konrad Niedzwiedzki from

Poland, and Nico Ihle from Germany,

2:45:392:45:44

a high-end performer and a real

contender, in theory.

2:45:442:45:55

contender, in theory. Ila, the first

of the big names to go out in the

2:45:552:45:58

1000 metre final. -- Ihle. Let's see

how the Germans and heirs, and how

2:45:582:46:03

he has started this race. The first

time check it's coming up any second

2:46:032:46:08

now.

He's only 5 hundredths inside

so far, we are not seeing if the ice

2:46:082:46:15

conditions are much better than the

World Championship single distances

2:46:152:46:19

last year. But this next lap from

Ihle, moving across the right hand

2:46:192:46:24

of the screen, he has the inner lane

here now. We will basically see what

2:46:242:46:28

kind of time, and he is in front of

the time fractionally at the moment.

2:46:282:46:34

Nico Ila is not .07 of a second

faster than the quickest times set

2:46:342:46:42

by Mitchell Whitmore at the moment.

Roared on by his coach down the back

2:46:422:46:46

straight. He has to keep his

concentration here and keep powering

2:46:462:46:49

forward. Nate Ebner ski from Poland

is out of it. Nico Ila now looking

2:46:492:46:55

to set the fastest time. He has a

chance of doing so. Has he got a

2:46:552:47:00

strong enough finish? Yes, he has,

by just over two tenths of a second.

2:47:002:47:06

Nico Ila from Germany is the new

leader.

2:47:062:47:08

Enter

Joey Mantia about to go for

the United States. Tenth here last

2:47:142:47:18

year. Joel Dufter from Germany also

out there. His sister, Roxanne, is a

2:47:182:47:26

speed skate skater here at these

Games too. Away they go, cleanly.

A

2:47:262:47:32

lot of the skaters who previously

started with short track moves to

2:47:322:47:37

long. They can't handle the roller

coaster that short track speed

2:47:372:47:44

skating brings with it.

There might

be a chance for Elise Christie in

2:47:442:47:50

these events in four years' time in

Beijing. She eluded to being open to

2:47:502:47:57

consider. She would need to move

abroaded to further her career in

2:47:572:48:02

long track. She might do both. That

is a conversation for another day, I

2:48:022:48:06

think. They come round to take the

bell. The blue line is the fastest

2:48:062:48:11

time. At the

2:48:112:48:16

moment, Mantia.

Mantia moving on to

the inside. Really struggling, even

2:48:222:48:29

though he's ahead of the German, I

don't think he will be challenging

2:48:292:48:32

that time.

They come into the

finish. Joey Mantia the quickest of

2:48:322:48:38

the two. The fastest time. What a

sprint it was. It needed a big lap.

2:48:382:48:43

That is what is precisely what he

delivered by 0.37 of a second.

2:48:432:48:50

Mantia of the United States goes

into the lead. 1.08. 56 the USA

2:48:502:48:57

leading the way. Two time Olympic

champion in this event. Also the

2:48:572:49:06

world record holder, Shani Davis,

from the United States. There he is.

2:49:062:49:09

The first man to successfully defend

1000 meter Olympic speed skating

2:49:092:49:17

title, in 2010. Takuro Oda fifth in

the 1500 here. It will be

2:49:172:49:24

interesting to see how Davis fairs.

Away they go. Davis the two time

2:49:242:49:30

gold medallists here from the United

States. He was eighth four years

2:49:302:49:33

ago. What form and what speed has he

got left in his legs for today?

2:49:332:49:39

Davis there really attacking that

inner line. He's coming of course

2:49:392:49:44

from short track originally. Both

skaters up with that time of Mantia.

2:49:442:49:50

Slightly in front of the time of the

leader at the moment, Davis with a

2:49:502:49:54

little bit to do. Over a tenth of a

second down. Down the back straight

2:49:542:49:58

they go. Switching lanes now. Davis

moves to the outside of the track.

2:49:582:50:03

Still looking really strong and

business-like here. They come round

2:50:032:50:06

to take the bell. How close are

they? How big a final lap do they

2:50:062:50:10

need? They are bang on it, the pair

of them. Davis looks very, very

2:50:102:50:15

comfortable indeed. He will have the

last inner lane and working Oda of

2:50:152:50:21

Japan as he moves from the outer

lane to the inner lane. Gone outside

2:50:212:50:25

now by a tenth of the second for

Shani Davis for the United States.

2:50:252:50:29

Both of them within a tenth of the

fastest time in real time. Here they

2:50:292:50:32

come to the line. What have they got

left? 1.08. 56. Bang on the same

2:50:322:50:42

time as Mantia that will go to the

1,000ths. Shani Davis 1.08. 78. Here

2:50:422:50:54

we go with pair 15. Alexandre

St-Jean from Canada. 12th in last

2:50:542:51:01

year in the World Championship.

Former short track racer.

2:51:012:51:12

Former short track racer.

And

Tae-Yun from Korea.

Ready.

The home

2:51:132:51:18

crowd have been quiet in the

second-half of this competition

2:51:182:51:21

because their two skaters have been

knocked off their perch at the top.

2:51:212:51:26

They have come back to light with

Tae-Yun up against Alexandre St-Jean

2:51:262:51:30

of Canada. The first time check will

come over the line. Any second now.

2:51:302:51:34

200m. They are going really well.

It

will be interesting to see whether

2:51:342:51:39

Kim on the outside, wearing the blue

suit, can maintain this speed.

2:51:392:51:44

He has the advantage. He has someone

to chase.

St-Jean moving lanes to

2:51:442:51:48

the other side of the track. Kim

Tae-Yun roared on by the crowd.

2:51:482:51:54

Really excited. Taking the bell.

Takes it wide from the inside lane.

2:51:542:51:59

Well ahead of the fastest time by

over half a second.

Storming down.

2:51:592:52:03

He needs to keep this technique

together on this last 400 meters. He

2:52:032:52:11

is taking that leader spot.

It's

about power. It's about

2:52:112:52:16

concentration and technique. Can he

keep it going? It's edging away a

2:52:162:52:19

little bit. His lead is not as big

as it was. Can he hang on? He needs

2:52:192:52:24

a big finish now to remain in first

place. Yes, he's done it. Kim

2:52:242:52:29

Tae-Yun is the new leader and the

home crowd go absolutely wild. They

2:52:292:52:35

lift the roof here at the Oval.

Superb performance from Kim Tae-Yun,

2:52:352:52:42

who is the new leader. We only have

three more pairs to come. Next up on

2:52:422:52:50

to the track the Olympic 500 meter

champion. Champion. And Havard

2:52:502:52:59

Lorentzen. Seventh in the recent

European Championships.

2:52:592:53:08

European Championships. Can

Lorentzen secure a second gold medal

2:53:092:53:11

of these Games and a third for

Norway? It's a very exciting new

2:53:112:53:16

generation of speed skaters,

challenging the Dutch here now. None

2:53:162:53:19

more so than in this particular

pairing. He's a very fast starter.

2:53:192:53:24

Let us see how fast. Not fast enough

to take the lead at this point.

Not

2:53:242:53:29

at the moment. They are have so much

confidence after winning the 500m

2:53:292:53:35

and the Team Pursuit. This could be

the gold winning race.

Here is Lorne

2:53:352:53:44

Lorentzen who looks as if he has an

advantage here over Verweij. He on

2:53:442:53:52

the fastest time. Edging ahead on

the final lap. It's looking good for

2:53:522:53:59

Havard Lorentzen from Norway.

You

can see three tenths of a second

2:53:592:54:04

inside the time of Kim from Korea.

It will depend on how tight he can

2:54:042:54:09

keep on this blue line.

Here he

comes now in towards the finish. The

2:54:092:54:15

crowd are sitting nervously.

Lorentzen over the line in the

2:54:152:54:18

fastest time by over two tenths of a

second 1.07.99. The London Assembly

2:54:182:54:26

for Kim Tae-Yun lasted for a couple

of minutes. Lorne lore has laid down

2:54:262:54:30

the marker now in his pursuit of a

second gold medal at these Olympic

2:54:302:54:34

Games. -- Lorentzen.

Here we go.

2:54:342:54:45

The penultimate pair. Pair.

Ready.

2:54:562:55:04

Two-and-a-half laps of the track.

They know the time to beat. One pair

2:55:042:55:08

to come after these two.

The

Netherlands, on the inside, he had

2:55:082:55:16

an injury around Christmas. He is

coming back from injury. It will be

2:55:162:55:20

interesting to see what he can do

here. Three tenths of a second.

2:55:202:55:26

300ths of a second slower.

He made a

good start following that injury.

2:55:262:55:32

His form is an unknown quantity for

the Dutch, never mind anybody else.

2:55:322:55:37

He has the talent to post a really

good time and to be a contender

2:55:372:55:40

here. Here they come.

2:55:402:55:48

here. Here they come.

The three

tenths of a second he's good on the

2:55:502:55:53

last lap. Due to the remember we

don't know what his endurance speed

2:55:532:55:58

will be like.

He needs to find a lot

here. Here they come. Around the

2:55:582:56:06

final bend. Into the finishing

straight they have to go halfway

2:56:062:56:10

down it to reach the line. Verbij's

time good enough for fifth.

2:56:102:56:24

World silver-medallists from Canada

only 17th. One more pairing to come.

2:56:262:56:36

Kjeld Nuis the Olympic 1500m

champion and current 1000m world

2:56:362:56:43

champion and Mika Poutala from

Finland fourth in the 500 meters.

2:56:432:56:47

Been around the block a few times,

Poutala.

Ready.

So it was builded as

2:56:472:57:00

a heavyweight clash between

Lorentzen of Norway and this man

2:57:002:57:04

here, Kjeld Nuis from the

Netherlands. They have both won gold

2:57:042:57:07

and both looking for a second of

these Olympic Games. Here is the

2:57:072:57:10

first time check.

That's a superb

opening for Nuis from Holland on the

2:57:102:57:16

inside. Looking very, very

comfortable. He is going for his

2:57:162:57:19

second gold medal.

Just look at his

face. He looks like a man on a

2:57:192:57:23

mission here. The picture of

concentration. The picture of style

2:57:232:57:27

and fluidity on the track. Here he

comes in to take the bell. This time

2:57:272:57:35

with Poutala not far away. Ahead the

time.

Nuis is a better last lap

2:57:352:57:40

1500m. He won that distance as well.

It will be interesting to see what

2:57:402:57:44

will happen at the cross over

whether he will be giving way. Very

2:57:442:57:50

supportive.

He goes in ahead of

Poutala now. This is the closing

2:57:502:57:55

stages. It's neck and neck between

Lorentzen's time and Nuis the world

2:57:552:58:01

champion. He comes up towards the

line. Nuis goes for it. He's got it.

2:58:012:58:05

Only just, but just is enough for

the Dutchman. In the last pair, the

2:58:052:58:11

fastest time with the last man on

the ice. The world champion is now a

2:58:112:58:17

double-Olympic champion. Having won

the 1500 meters he take the 1000

2:58:172:58:22

title as well. 1.07.95 is enough by

4 had00ths of a second to beat

2:58:222:58:32

Havard Lorentzen from Norway. It was

builded as a heavyweight clash

2:58:322:58:37

between the pair of them -- 400ths.

The Dutch man has prevailed. Even

2:58:372:58:42

he, by the look on his face, is only

just beginning to believe it. There

2:58:422:58:48

is confirmation of the standings at

the end of this Men's 1000 meter

2:58:482:58:53

final. What a thriller it was too.

Normal service resumes for the

2:58:532:58:58

Dutch. A man here with a mean turn

2:58:582:59:02

Normal service resumes for the

Dutch. A man here with a mean turn

2:59:022:59:02

of speed

2:59:022:59:07

of speed himself, Kent Simpson. How

would you have coped with clap

2:59:112:59:16

skates rather than a fixed blade?

Not very well. The width of it is

2:59:162:59:21

three times smaller. It's so narrow

on those speed skates. The first

2:59:212:59:25

time I tried it was like I I'd never

skate scald in my life iech had been

2:59:252:59:31

doing it for 20 years whachl they

are doing is impressive.

We won't

2:59:312:59:34

chuck you into the Oval soon. We

will pick your brain about the ice

2:59:342:59:39

hockingy tournament. The Canadian

women, I won't remind you, beaten by

2:59:392:59:43

the US yesterday. Your Prime

Minister Mr Trudeau his

2:59:432:59:51

commiserations has been forthcoming

on Instagram no. USA to worry about

2:59:512:59:56

in the men's. Canada going for three

in a row. No NHL players. What is

2:59:563:00:02

the back story to all of this

This

was going on really almost since

3:00:023:00:06

Sochi. There is a few different

reasons why. One of them was the

3:00:063:00:11

time change. Time difference between

Korea and North America and a lot of

3:00:113:00:15

the games taking place in the middle

of the night in North America. The

3:00:153:00:21

NHL thought - what are the benefits

of that? Another thing, there was a

3:00:213:00:28

big tug-of-war between the ruling

body as to who will take care of the

3:00:283:00:33

insurance. Multi-millionaires on

enormous contracts. There have been

3:00:333:00:37

cases were some players had been

hurt in the Olympics. When they came

3:00:373:00:40

back to their professional club they

weren't able to perform any more.

3:00:403:00:44

That was another major sticking

point too. I think for a long time

3:00:443:00:48

it was just both sides posturing,

then it got to the 11th hour and no

3:00:483:00:53

agreements made. So they moved

forward without the NHL players.

Has

3:00:533:00:58

this competition suffered for their

absence or not?

I don't think it

3:00:583:01:01

has. You are missing the superstars

in the game. With regards to the

3:01:013:01:08

drama and how close these matches

are, it's been amazing. What it's

3:01:083:01:11

done is it has taken the top four or

five teams and now it is up to the

3:01:113:01:18

top ten where anyone can win on any

night. We have seen that so far.

3:01:183:01:21

It's been a lot of fun.

3:01:213:01:22

The first semifinal is Russia

against the Czech Republic. You may

3:01:263:01:31

remember the Nagano final 20 years

ago, going through the old grey

3:01:313:01:35

matter, the checks took the gold,

but the Russians mean business

3:01:353:01:40

today.

3:01:403:01:46

COMMENTATOR: Semifinals hockey, the

right to play for gold in the men's

3:01:463:01:51

competition. This will be a treat

for those in the building, the Czech

3:01:513:01:56

Republic versus the Olympic Athletes

from Russia.

3:01:563:02:02

The backhand shot goes wide.

Kaprizov, he is so dangerous every

3:02:103:02:17

time he gets the puck. After a

period of pressure, the Russians are

3:02:173:02:25

coming. It was a nothing shot.

It

was a bit capital A is how the

3:02:253:02:38

Czechs think they are out to a stop,

and just like that, you are under

3:02:383:02:45

siege. Terrific break out here,

Voynov to Gusev, look at the pass.

3:02:453:02:49

Out to Kaprizov and he misses the

backhand on the short side.

3:02:493:02:54

Face of women, so position back in

the hands of this Russian team.

3:02:553:03:05

Trying to drive around with

Wozniacki on. Again, penalty coming

3:03:053:03:12

as the Czechs took this one.

Shirokov let a blast go.

3:03:123:03:22

REFEREE:

Team red penalty, number

42, two minutes, high sticking.

3:03:223:03:28

A terrific example of his strength

here. He out

3:03:283:03:36

here. He out muscles him, and the

shot came off the post. The outside

3:03:373:03:39

of the net as it came powering

through.

3:03:393:03:46

Good pass from Gusev, picking up a

bit of space, drop pass again,

3:03:463:03:49

looking for the angle.

3:03:493:03:59

Gusev, that aside as Kaprizov

shoots. Was he alerting the

3:04:053:04:14

goalkeeper, giving him a tab?

I love

the play from Gusev here. Just that

3:04:143:04:21

little bit of an opening creates an

opportunity for Kaprizov. He's in

3:04:213:04:26

pretty tight, and that's a good save

from the Czech netminder.

Five

3:04:263:04:38

minutes to go. Maybe OAR can take

the lead. Great stop under so much

3:04:383:04:46

pressure there.

3:04:463:04:52

pressure there. How are they going

to work this one deep in the zone?

3:04:523:04:56

The twists and turns.

3:04:563:05:03

OAR go after this one. Kaprizov

taken out of the play, but good

3:05:033:05:09

strength. Breaks to the middle of

the stick of Gusev.

A great drive,

3:05:093:05:17

almost a broken play as it came

through the middle, as it deflects.

3:05:173:05:21

Coming hard, great job from Francouz

to follow up as he goes from

3:05:213:05:26

forehand to backhand, tries to slide

it in.

3:05:263:05:35

Can they create something here?

Decent defensive play. Now they come

3:05:353:05:45

back, good save. Short, sharp angled

shots. OAR will have to eyes this

3:05:453:05:55

one all the way down.

Such a quick

break out, spreading the ice a

3:05:553:06:01

little bit, electing to go short

side. Fending that off with his

3:06:013:06:05

shoulder.

Always looking for the

pass, Gusev.

3:06:053:06:16

OAR pushing. Act all, a chance, they

score! Gusev! Finally, knifing

3:06:213:06:33

through the Czech backline. Finding

Gusev and Francouz is beaten. And it

3:06:333:06:43

is the Russians who score first in

this semifinal.

What Pavel D'Ath

3:06:433:06:52

Souquet here, the decision to go

back door to Gusev. Kaprizov causing

3:06:523:06:59

a screen in front. Not just an

amazing pass, Francouz can't quite

3:06:593:07:05

get across in time, and the shot

upstairs. Kaprizov was in the

3:07:053:07:10

crease, but you will make the

argument that he was pushed in. Huge

3:07:103:07:14

goal.

3:07:143:07:20

They're asking the question now.

Iraq comes over, the captain, and

3:07:203:07:25

says, we think someone was in the

crease there.

3:07:253:07:28

REFEREE:

Team red is challenging a

playful goalkeeper interference.

3:07:283:07:35

This is an interesting call. My bet,

Kent, is that they are going to say

3:07:353:07:40

no. They might wash this.

What are

you saying? I think they're going to

3:07:403:07:44

say to was a goal.

It is that kind

of call. The contact, you can see

3:07:443:07:49

Kaprizov is trying to stop. The

defender kind of pushes him. No

3:07:493:07:55

contact with the goalie whatsoever.

Watch the netminder. He bobbles a

3:07:553:08:00

little bit. He doesn't get his

footing underneath him. There we go.

3:08:003:08:08

After review, the call on the ice

stands, good goal. Team red loses

3:08:083:08:13

their Time Out.

Goal given. Russian

delight, then. Czech disappointment.

3:08:133:08:27

Here comes the OAR. Backhand play...

Oh! Magnificent! Magnificent for the

3:08:273:08:37

OAR team, Gavrikov leaping up and

just like that, the OAR have taken

3:08:373:08:45

complete and utter control of this

game. Stunning play by the Russians,

3:08:453:08:51

two goals in under 30 seconds, and

now they have real control of this

3:08:513:08:57

semifinal.

Gavrikov, the defenceman,

jumping up into the play, creating

3:08:573:09:04

the two against one. He knows he

wants to go back door to the

3:09:043:09:08

charging defender. It's a little bit

wobbly, and it lands just perfectly

3:09:083:09:13

onto the tape, no chance for the

Czech netminder.

How many times have

3:09:133:09:20

we seen it, two goals in less than a

minute, two goals in 30 seconds or

3:09:203:09:27

six seconds, as it was in one game.

We have a penalty coming up, Yang:

3:09:273:09:34

down in a lot of pain.

3:09:343:09:38

Oh!

But is not good.

3:09:403:09:48

Missed and pretty much got his right

knee.

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REFEREE:

Two minutes, kneeing

3:09:553:09:57

knee.

REFEREE:

Two minutes, kneeing.

3:09:573:09:59

The raised knee, and, absolutely

screaming. They're not happy at all.

3:09:593:10:06

They're asking why it is only a two

minute penalty.

3:10:063:10:14

minute penalty. Now they go,

one-timer off the outside of the

3:10:143:10:16

net. You could hear the very

metallic sound. Awkward play.

3:10:163:10:26

Back it goes to the top, they are

playing catch, snapped wide.

3:10:263:10:36

It opens up across the way! Mrs

Burnett. That was the chance they

3:10:383:10:43

wanted, they crisscrossed, but

couldn't hit the target. They had

3:10:433:10:51

OAR stretched. Cervenka again. Joe

Wenger goes short side. Such a

3:10:513:11:00

confident player -- Cervenka.

3:11:003:11:04

Now was its go.

3:11:063:11:09

Rusedski making space.

3:11:093:11:11

Not many options for him. As to go

back to the top again. Cervenka

3:11:133:11:18

takes this one, he goes back door...

A little push and the hands in the,

3:11:183:11:23

he thought he had got that one. Two

great looks for the Czechs. Back to

3:11:233:11:34

top it goes, turning the corner,

Cervenka snaps one low on rebound.

3:11:343:11:43

Great power play, another chance

again goes wide. Bounced off the

3:11:433:11:46

back of the goal. They are still

going here. The penalty killers are

3:11:463:11:50

shattered. The Czech Republic moving

the puck you to fully at this point.

3:11:503:12:01

-- beautifully at this point.

3:12:013:12:04

They keep the puck in the zone,

really good from the Czechs, what

3:12:063:12:12

can they do? Telegin barely moving.

3:12:123:12:21

Two players come across. Here is

Erat. Great block. What a play. Ilya

3:12:213:12:37

Kovalchuk threw himself at it.

A

penalty coming for Kovalcik again

3:12:373:12:42

for slashing. He just came out of

the box.

Can they convert on this,

3:12:423:12:48

the net empty to the left side of

the screen. They look up again.

3:12:483:12:55

Snapshot is a heavy one, it goes

wide.

Three amazing opportunities

3:12:553:13:02

from the Czech Republic on this

power play, three times they miss

3:13:023:13:05

the net.

3:13:053:13:14

The Czechs have it back on the blue

line, well blocked, where's Id gone?

3:13:203:13:24

Side of the net, second chance.

Nobody knew where it had gone.

3:13:243:13:34

Nobody knew where it had gone. What

a couple of shifts this has been.

3:13:343:13:36

The checks trying to get something

going. -- Czechs.

3:13:363:13:43

Tries to go

3:13:433:13:49

back to the top it goes again.

Penalty coming. Power play for the

3:13:503:13:59

Czechs on the way, their fourth of

the game, and they need one here.

3:13:593:14:03

They need one desperately. This was

put right in front, good save will

3:14:033:14:11

stop good save there. The Czechs

come up the middle again. Too many

3:14:113:14:18

white shirts. Zuber was there. This

could maybe take advantage. Rebound

3:14:183:14:26

not taken again! Again, another

great opportunity. It goes begging.

3:14:263:14:35

There is the turnover deep inside

the OAR zone. Oh, man. Just a little

3:14:353:14:42

bit of indecision. Kiselevich went

down.

Now, the netminder is polled.

3:14:423:14:52

Back on the blue line, can they use

the numerical advantage. They skate

3:14:523:14:58

six on five, they need one quickly

here. Here comes the captain, Erat.

3:14:583:15:04

Closed down by five. OAR I going to

escape to victory here. They cap it

3:15:043:15:12

with a final goal! The empty net

sends OAR to the final and they will

3:15:123:15:24

march on to the final in some style.

The Czechs pushed and pushed, and

3:15:243:15:31

they gave it their all. Look at the

motion from Kovalchuk there. The

3:15:313:15:38

empty net, and you can see how

important this is.

3:15:383:15:45

Cleared away as the countdown goes

around the arena. Cue the Russian

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celebrations. A country disgraced in

Sochi four years ago. A hockey team

3:15:563:16:08

that was disgraced with their

performance on the ice four years

3:16:083:16:12

ago. Well, if this is the redemption

tournament, this group of Russians

3:16:123:16:18

proudly will take on the chance for

gold, despite the fact the name on

3:16:183:16:23

the front of the Jersey says OAR.

But make no mistake about it, this

3:16:233:16:30

will be Russia versus either Canada

or Germany in the final. The final

3:16:303:16:36

score, then, Czech Republic 0- three

OAR.

3:16:363:16:43

It's the first medal for the

3:16:433:16:51

Russians since 2002.

They have a me

versus the world attitude. Several

3:16:513:16:59

may players, players who played on

the same team domestically in St

3:16:593:17:04

Petersburg or Moscow. You can see

they are familiar.

They have never

3:17:043:17:18

won as Russia. They have won under

the Soviet Union and the OAR?

Isn't

3:17:183:17:23

it remarkable. Through the 90s and

2000 times they have been the

3:17:233:17:29

favourite and haven't got it done.

You talked about Kovalchuk and

3:17:293:17:36

mentioned in commentary Koshechkin

their goal tender. He is an absolute

3:17:363:17:39

monster of a man this fella, isn't

he? At the stands 6 foot 7. He has

3:17:393:17:44

to be 6 foot 9 on skates. He is

massive. He goes down on every play.

3:17:443:17:49

His shoulders are above the

crossbar. There is not a lot of

3:17:493:17:55

space for shooters to shoot for.

Guaranteed silver, but who will they

3:17:553:18:00

face, Canada or the Czechs. As you

have been telling us, the Canadians

3:18:003:18:05

had to scour all of the other

leagues around the world because

3:18:053:18:08

they don't have the availability of

the NHL. What squad this they

3:18:083:18:12

amassed then?

Canada was pro-active

when there were rumours that the NHL

3:18:123:18:18

players weren't going to be there.

The GM went from Great Britain to

3:18:183:18:27

Russia and beyond trying to put a

team together. You have players in

3:18:273:18:32

the Swiss and Swedish league. It's a

very good team. Let's see if they

3:18:323:18:37

can get it done.

Let us see if they

can get it done against the Germans.

3:18:373:18:41

Germany, the real surprise package

of these Olympics. They dumped out

3:18:413:18:46

the top seeded Swedes to get into

this semi-final. History on the line

3:18:463:18:50

for them. Canada were going to beat

Germany, surely. Back to Kent and to

3:18:503:18:55

Seth.

3:18:553:19:00

Germany, surely. Back to Kent and to

Seth. We are all set. Canada looking

3:19:003:19:03

for a hat-trick of gold medals. They

are looking for a tenth all-time

3:19:033:19:08

Olympic gold medal. They have a

hurdle. That hurdle comes in this

3:19:083:19:12

scrappy German side.

3:19:123:19:18

scrappy German side. Oh, big give

away. Can the Canadians finish? Not

3:19:183:19:23

this time. So, so close to that

opening goal.

3:19:233:19:31

opening goal. They created the

turnover. Matched all the way.

Good

3:19:313:19:34

pressure down low.

3:19:343:19:40

pressure down low. Bourque, then Roy

jumps on the turnover.

He can't get

3:19:433:19:46

this backhand up. They will bring it

back for Canada.

Over the line.

3:19:463:19:56

Absolutely top-class from the

Germans. They have created a

3:19:563:20:00

turnover. Shot into the body. He

doesn't know where it is, Poulin.

3:20:003:20:07

Good job. He thinks he has it. He is

crouched in a little ball for quite

3:20:073:20:13

some time as this shot gets him

right in the guest.

Poulin leaves

3:20:133:20:18

it. Oh. Big hit from behind here.

When he came in to hit. He over

3:20:183:20:30

skated and pushed like he was going

to come back. Schutz thought he was

3:20:303:20:37

going to keep skiing. That is a

penalty no doubt. Dangerous play.

3:20:373:20:47

Down low. Swept towards the outside

of the net. Good clear down the ice.

3:20:483:20:57

Good battle from Robinson there. A

huge clear.

4 high pressure 21 on

3:20:573:21:05

the power play.

3:21:053:21:13

Efficient enough to win games. They

will keep this one in. With

3:21:143:21:20

Seidenberg. Gets a touch on that,

good work, Seidenberg. Let's it go.

3:21:203:21:28

Not cleared by the Canadians. Two

chances Canada had to clear it.

3:21:283:21:34

Looking for another one-timer.

Seidenberg went for it. Now space

3:21:343:21:41

for Macek. Doesn't get the pass

through.

3:21:413:21:48

through. Another chance for Wolf.

3:21:503:21:52

How can they use this. Use it to the

best of their advantage. Scores.

3:21:543:22:03

Germany have the lead in this

semi-final. The defending champions

3:22:033:22:11

are behind early on.

3:22:113:22:17

are behind early on. Macek finishes

off with some style on the power

3:22:183:22:20

play. The Canadians find themselves

in a really difficult, difficult

3:22:203:22:23

situation. Macek fires home. Germany

lead. This is just a fabulous shout

3:22:233:22:31

from Brooks Macek right past

Robinson, the defenceman. Poulin

3:22:313:22:37

cheating a little bit. Doesn't take

away the post there. I think he was

3:22:373:22:41

expecting a one time shot. When that

one-timer didn't come. I don't think

3:22:413:22:47

he thought that Macek would continue

with the shot.

3:22:473:22:52

Big, big hit coming in. Canada

breaking into the zone. They have

3:22:523:22:55

space. Can they reach it all the way

through? They can't. First time they

3:22:553:22:59

can't. They will get another

opportunity here. The shout rebounds

3:22:593:23:03

out again. Kelly takes him down.

Choke slam.

90 seconds remain in

3:23:033:23:13

this first period.

3:23:133:23:19

this first period. Germany are

finding a way right now to out work

3:23:193:23:22

the Canadians. In every area of the

ice.

Germany is doing a wonderful

3:23:223:23:32

job of disrupting the breakouts of

Canada. Canada is not executing at

3:23:323:23:36

all.

Here they come in. Good play by

Roy to get back there. Thrown out in

3:23:363:23:41

front. Looking for a second.

3:23:413:23:47

front. Looking for a second. So, so

close for Frank Mauer. Right in

3:23:493:23:57

front of the referee that trip. He

went down.

3:23:573:24:09

Team-mates. Got with that.

There

will be a chance for Roy.

3:24:153:24:23

will be a chance for Roy. That

should have been offside.

Here is

3:24:243:24:27

Kelly with the sharp angled shot.

Rebound went the other way.

3:24:273:24:35

Rebound went the other way. Look,

yellow jerseys picking it up. Good

3:24:383:24:40

save from Kevin Poulin.

3:24:403:24:46

save from Kevin Poulin.

They get in

the offensive zone. A second goal

3:24:473:24:53

for the Germans. Wonderful play. The

hard work to win it and as it came

3:24:533:25:03

across the finish was absolutely

sublime. The defending champions,

3:25:033:25:09

they're rocking. They are on the

ropes. Germany are trying to deliver

3:25:093:25:14

that knockout blow that will see

them out of the tournament. Now, the

3:25:143:25:21

Germans are firmly favourites,

thanks to that second goal of the

3:25:213:25:26

game from Plachta.

What a pass for

Hordler. It was Matthias Plachta,

3:25:263:25:36

wide open back door.

3:25:363:25:42

Nice pass. Intercepted again.

Germany will come back. Can they

3:25:463:25:51

make this one towards the front?

It's a third goal for the Germans.

3:25:513:26:00

Canada stunned.

3:26:003:26:08

Canada stunned. Frank Mauer driving

to the net. The Germans are on the

3:26:093:26:12

brink of something incredible. Not

even halfway through this game.

3:26:123:26:17

Right now, they are heading towards

a gold medal game against the

3:26:173:26:23

Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Incredible thing happens when you

3:26:233:26:27

believe. This German team believes

right now. Wolf with the terrificing

3:26:273:26:33

interception. Two on one. What a

play to Mauer. He slides it through

3:26:333:26:38

his legs. Are you kidding me? ! What

a goal.

3:26:383:26:48

a goal.

Canada will look for the one

time. They score. They have a foot

3:26:483:26:51

back in this game.

3:26:513:27:01

back in this game. On the power

play, Brule. The long road back

3:27:013:27:05

starts here for the Canadians.

Canada needed a spark. They were put

3:27:053:27:13

on the power play by Seidenberg.

They get terrific puck movement.

3:27:133:27:20

This is a cannon right upstairs over

the shoulder of au den Birken. What

3:27:203:27:29

a shot. He doesn't see this at all

before it's in his net. Terrific

3:27:293:27:37

exkupgs for Canada. This may be the

spark they need.

3:27:373:27:44

spark they need.

Oh, they've scored

right off the draw. This one may

3:27:443:27:51

well go upstairs. Deflection out in

front. Three seconds into the power

3:27:513:27:55

play. Germany restore that three

goal advantage. Huge deflection.

3:27:553:28:03

Germany continue to fight their way

towards a gold medal game against

3:28:033:28:07

the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

It's a one face off. Right through

3:28:073:28:13

it. It goes off the knee. Oh, what a

lucky break for Germany. Way up in

3:28:133:28:20

the high slot there. No chance for

the net minder. That bounced right

3:28:203:28:24

through him. You can see it

3:28:243:28:32

through him. You can see it just hit

the knee of Patrick. That is what

3:28:343:28:39

happens. It's as simple as that.

Huge hit. Leaves a man lying on the

3:28:393:28:47

ice. Penalty coming. This could be a

hit to the head right here. There

3:28:473:28:50

could be trouble.

3:28:503:28:56

could be trouble. Gilbert Bruel.

Unchartered territory for Canada.

3:28:593:29:02

They've got to stay disciplined. Was

it David Wolf who got hit. Wolf, big

3:29:023:29:06

man. He's down. Centre ice here.

There's no question, that is elbow

3:29:063:29:13

to the head right there. This could

be five and gone.

It means Brule is

3:29:133:29:21

dismissed from the game.

3:29:213:29:25

Little play. Seidenberg moves it

over. It's going to be there. Great

3:29:303:29:37

play in the end to keep it out from

Kevin Poulin. He lost it. It was

3:29:373:29:43

sitting on the line. Somehow he

found recovery mode.

Unbelievable.

3:29:433:29:47

What a shot from the point. I don't

know if this hit the post or

3:29:473:29:53

deflection in front. In the blue

paint behind the net minder. Kevin

3:29:533:30:02

Poulin, Seidenberg kicks it out to

Macek. It sat in the blue paint.

3:30:023:30:08

There is Wolf back out on the ice.

It was a horrific hit, in my

3:30:083:30:14

opinion.

Watch number seven, in red.

His forearm elbow catches David Wolf

3:30:143:30:23

square off the noggin. That was in

the second period. He went into the

3:30:233:30:29

dressing room for evaluation. Good

to see him back on the ice.

The

3:30:293:30:34

Canadians are back. At least back

within two. Now they're starting to

3:30:343:30:42

maybe dance in the aisles. Now they

are starting to believe. Let's go

3:30:423:30:46

they say. Canada, Robinson leaps

into the play. Germany will jitter.

3:30:463:30:52

This was on the recipe a goal early

on. Terrific breakout. Right off the

3:30:543:31:01

face off of defensive territory.

What a pass to the defenceman

3:31:013:31:05

Robinson am he started this play in

his own zone. The faceoff was won to

3:31:053:31:08

him. He got up ice in an hurry. How

about this move. Catches it on the

3:31:083:31:14

forehand and then up over the

outstretched aus den Birken. Hang on

3:31:143:31:21

to your hats.

What can Canada do.

Robinson has given one away. This

3:31:213:31:27

could be a chance for the Germans.

Great save. Poulin lost his stick.

3:31:273:31:33

Penalty shot.

3:31:333:31:34

Did catch his... he stepped on his

stick, he went down, missed it right

3:31:413:31:45

here, then he got him there.

The

pressure is on, can he extend the

3:31:453:31:54

lead again? He can't. Huge save from

Poulin. Canada are starting to

3:31:543:32:02

believe that maybe they can do the

unthinkable, trailing by three at

3:32:023:32:06

the start of the period, they score.

They saved a penalty shot, and our

3:32:063:32:12

Germany just starting to show some

weakness?

3:32:123:32:19

They walk away through the middle.

Can the Canadians make something

3:32:193:32:23

happen? For the first time, Germany

bent out. On the power play! Shot

3:32:233:32:32

from Roy! It beat aus den Birken.

Canada within one, and the champions

3:32:323:32:42

have got back from the dead. They

were on the ropes, and now they're

3:32:423:32:47

within one goal of tying this up!

An

incredible run from Chris Lee. That

3:32:473:32:54

created the opening. Derek Roy, it

might have come off

3:32:543:33:06

might have come off the German

defender's skate, through the arms

3:33:073:33:10

of aus den Birken.

The Germans again held in. Canada,

3:33:103:33:17

can they find the opening here? 15

seconds to go. Canada need to create

3:33:173:33:28

one chance. Everything is going on.

Germany are clinging on for their

3:33:283:33:31

dear lives, as it is sent in

again... Five seconds, time almost

3:33:313:33:37

up for the Canadians. It is cleared

and the Germans have done it.

3:33:373:33:42

Germany have beaten the defending

champions! And they're going for

3:33:423:33:48

gold! They've reached their first

ever Olympic ice of the final, and

3:33:483:33:52

created one of the biggest upsets in

Winter Olympic history!

3:33:523:34:03

STUDIO: Beautifully called, you were

sitting there, how will the

3:34:033:34:12

Canadians rationalise the

disappointment?

There is and whole

3:34:123:34:16

country setting their alarms early

to watch the game, and probably a

3:34:163:34:20

little bit of shock. I don't think

anybody predicted falling to

3:34:203:34:24

Germany. On the other side, now you

have the Canadian fans saying, if we

3:34:243:34:29

had our NHL players, it would be a

different story. Not taking anything

3:34:293:34:33

away from Germany, they deserved it.

Marco Sturm was the man coaching,

3:34:333:34:38

and he came in introducing Dean, at

a time when German I Sochi was on

3:34:383:34:43

the slide, if you'll pardon the pun.

They really were. This team was

3:34:433:34:48

close to being relegated out of pool

a, Marco Sturm played almost 1000

3:34:483:34:52

games in the NHL, so he brings

tremendous experience with him. He

3:34:523:34:59

has galvanised this team and has got

them playing for each other. You

3:34:593:35:02

could see it out there today, it was

a terrific team game. They followed

3:35:023:35:07

their plan, and Canada didn't have

an answer for them.

They haven't won

3:35:073:35:10

a match at the Winter Olympics, over

40 years since they got a medal, can

3:35:103:35:17

they beat the Russians?

I wouldn't

have thought they could be the

3:35:173:35:21

Canadians, so I'm not going to make

any predictions!

Don't!

The Russian

3:35:213:35:28

team has been dynamite, they look so

strong. Everyone in the world thinks

3:35:283:35:31

they're going to win, probably with

the exception of the 22 players on

3:35:313:35:36

the German team. That is all that

counts. They will be very loose,

3:35:363:35:40

there is no pressure on them, but if

you are pressing me, I think it is

3:35:403:35:44

going to be the Olympic Athletes

from Russia that win gold.

You will

3:35:443:35:48

be setting your alarm clock early,

because in the UK, the men's final

3:35:483:35:53

is 4am on Sunday Morning. Get your

sleep. Thanks very much.

3:35:533:35:57

It is Germany and Russia in the

final, but for the curlers, Great

3:35:573:36:06

Britain's women's curlers had a date

and it was time to go.

3:36:063:36:17

In Korea, we like games of strategy.

3:36:203:36:25

We like games that take their time,

progress slowly but take you under

3:36:273:36:31

their spell. We like a game called

go, the oldest board game played for

3:36:313:36:42

thousands of years.

3:36:423:36:46

It's a game of stones, probability

and calculation.

3:36:463:36:50

The aim of the game is to place your

stones to control a desired

3:36:503:36:56

territory.

But this isn't the only game here

3:36:563:37:01

that is played with stones.

3:37:013:37:10

This game is hypnotic superior

tactics will ensure you guard

3:37:103:37:20

against enemy attack.

3:37:203:37:25

Brush your opponent's stones away.

3:37:283:37:35

And your adverse reports my chances.

3:37:353:37:41

So complex, it carries heavy mental

weight. In South Korea, we have a

3:37:413:37:45

new love.

We love curling.

3:37:453:37:50

We love it, too, largely in part to

the efforts of this man, David

3:37:543:38:00

Murdoch, lovely to see you. You

brought home the silver medal back

3:38:003:38:07

then.

We did.

I bet you have been

loving every minute, watching it

3:38:073:38:12

from afar this time. How different

is the experience?

That has been the

3:38:123:38:17

hard part, watching it from afar, it

is a new experience for me. I have

3:38:173:38:22

never seen this amount of coverage

and been involved in this way. So it

3:38:223:38:26

is very nerve-racking. I am losing

my fingernails.

Easier to play than

3:38:263:38:30

to what?

Yeah, people say that can't

be possible, but when you are in

3:38:303:38:36

control of what you are doing, it is

easier than watching when you have

3:38:363:38:39

no control.

They are time to do

today what you did beat a Swedish

3:38:393:38:44

team to get to an Olympic final. I

bet you never tire of seeing this.

3:38:443:38:49

Four years later, this guy is

favourite to win gold, but can you

3:38:493:38:53

remember

3:38:533:38:55

favourite to win gold, but can you

remember what is going on?

It was an

3:38:553:38:57

incredible battle with him. He tried

the run back to our yellow stone. He

3:38:573:39:02

makes contact. It is an extra end,

and looking like a Swedish victory.

3:39:023:39:09

He misses that. We have to sit and

hack, and throw this draw. It was

3:39:093:39:15

the toughest shot I played, because

your heart is pumping out of your

3:39:153:39:19

chest, and you're trying not to

overthrow it. The stone comes to

3:39:193:39:25

rest, and that moment I have been

looking for a long time.

Oh, yes,

3:39:253:39:31

and I remember jumping out of my

seat

3:39:313:39:33

and I remember jumping out of my

seat watching that one, and the

3:39:333:39:35

whole country did. In the end, you

settle for silver against the

3:39:353:39:38

Canadians in the final, but did you

get to achieve your ambition of

3:39:383:39:42

walking down Lockerbie high sugar

with the Silver medal round your

3:39:423:39:47

neck?

Yes, I missed out twice

before, so for the last time, giving

3:39:473:39:52

it everything, getting into the

final, getting the silver medal. We

3:39:523:39:56

wanted gold, but we weren't the best

team that day. We lost out on the

3:39:563:40:00

gold. To go home with a silver

medal,, and taking that back to

3:40:003:40:06

everyone. As a child growing up in a

small town, it was a special moment.

3:40:063:40:12

I bet it was, Dave.

Eve Muirhead has been working her

3:40:123:40:15

socks off for the last four years to

get to a final like you, and she had

3:40:153:40:19

a semifinal in the offing today

against Sweden. In the other

3:40:193:40:23

semifinal, let's show you what

happened. It was an all Asian

3:40:233:40:27

affair, and it was South Korea

against Japan.

3:40:273:40:29

affair, and it was South Korea

against Japan. The South Korean skip

3:40:293:40:31

might have tied it up, Kim Eunjung

in the tenth, but she spun out by

3:40:313:40:38

half an inch or so, but she did not

squander a second chance in the

3:40:383:40:42

extra end, a draw to the button, not

unlike Dave's. Perfectly weighted,

3:40:423:40:47

South Korea

3:40:473:40:51

unlike Dave's. Perfectly weighted,

South Korea, brilliantly done.

It

3:40:513:40:53

was incredible.

They are in the

final to be hysteria of the whole

3:40:533:40:58

rink, and indeed, the whole nation.

3:40:583:41:01

So, they're into the final, the

South Koreans, and that is history,

3:41:043:41:08

because they only took a team to the

Olympics in 2014 for the first time,

3:41:083:41:12

so history made for them. Two more

established nations, Great Britain

3:41:123:41:16

and Sweden fighting it out for the

other place and they guaranteed

3:41:163:41:20

silver medal. Let's see what

happened.

3:41:203:41:22

COMMENTATOR: Sweden with their noses

in front here, much like the match,

3:41:253:41:29

if you are watching the bronze medal

match today, Canada never could

3:41:293:41:31

quite get in control of the match

against Switzerland. To be honest,

3:41:313:41:39

they were making quite a lot of

errors, not too many errors from the

3:41:393:41:43

British team. In the last couple of

ends, they have played some nice

3:41:433:41:48

shots, just the shot from Eve didn't

quite curl and get tucked in.

3:41:483:42:01

There's really nothing between these

teams at the moment. Quite often,

3:42:043:42:10

you could tell whether a momentum

swing from one to the other, but

3:42:103:42:15

they're both actually playing

exceptionally well. Both teams in

3:42:153:42:20

the 80%.

3:42:203:42:25

I said at the beginning of this

match that, I'm not sure Eve... You

3:42:313:42:39

never know what is going to happen

in someone's career, Eve is very

3:42:393:42:42

young, she maybe has another 2-3

Olympics to go to, but this is a big

3:42:423:42:51

opportunity. A win against Sweden,

and then Vicki or Japan awaits stop

3:42:513:42:58

still plenty of opportunity for

Japan to come back and that one --

3:42:583:43:04

and then Korea or Japan awaits.

These two teams in their careers

3:43:043:43:14

have played each other 21 times. And

the ratio at the minute is 11 whens

3:43:143:43:20

for GB and tenfer Sweden.

3:43:203:43:27

for GB and tenfer Sweden. Cat and

mouse every time they are away at a

3:43:273:43:29

Championships -- 11

3:43:293:43:35

Championships -- 11 wins.

3:43:363:43:42

Both of these teams as well have put

in a power of work. This is their

3:43:423:43:48

dream. They've rehearsed this

scenario many times. What would you

3:43:483:43:54

do in this Emmy final of the Olympic

Games? And this is one of the

3:43:543:43:57

hardest games to play.

I'm going to hazard a guess that

3:43:573:44:00

both of these skips would trade all

those other wins for one win here.

3:44:003:44:07

You would be quite right.

And again, not quite getting the

3:44:073:44:17

rollover there. Spins out slightly

the other side.

3:44:173:44:22

It's been a case of almost, but not

quite so far for Great Britain.

3:44:223:44:30

They've got to keep Sweden within a

shot

3:44:303:44:37

shot or so. Things can change,

things will change. The pressure

3:44:373:44:40

will build. Into the final ends.

Sweden making their shots at the

3:44:403:44:49

moment. Great Britain with the

hammer here.

3:44:493:44:55

She must be delighted, Anna

Hasselborg, with the way things are

3:44:583:45:01

progressing at the moment. She knows

what a tough competitor Eve Muirhead

3:45:013:45:05

is. She will so be hoping she can

retain the advantage in the last

3:45:053:45:11

couple of ends, but she knows what's

coming. Hopefully, Britain can raise

3:45:113:45:16

their game, find the best shots. So

Vicki Adams having another go here.

3:45:163:45:24

Very straight down the middle.

She

might get the back red if they're

3:45:243:45:28

lucky. They've jammed one.

They were trying there if they could

3:45:283:45:37

get that back, but that's an

unfortunate error there with it just

3:45:373:45:40

jamming.

3:45:403:45:42

So they get the chance to hit the

role in. The Coombs at the top,

3:45:433:45:51

outside the house. Knochenhauer.

3:45:513:45:56

-- the Crimson at the top.

3:46:013:46:02

-- the red at the top.

3:46:053:46:07

This is the difference at the

moment, because Sweden are making

3:46:103:46:14

every shot. Great Britain just

missing. Knochenhauer, a shake of

3:46:143:46:19

the stick there. She knows what a

good shot she's just played.

Yeah,

3:46:193:46:25

all of these Swedish stones just

lined up in a row there. That was a

3:46:253:46:29

very, very good shot. Forcing

becomes a to run back into the pack.

3:46:293:46:37

Let's see the pocket Rocket, as I

call her, Vicki Adams, can she clear

3:46:373:46:40

up some of these shots?

3:46:403:46:47

Eve Muirhead gets out of the way. So

lined up. We have replaced one with

3:46:473:46:51

another. Two instead of three. Two

in the house. No angle forced there

3:46:513:47:00

at all. Nosed it straight back.

Replaced the yellow with a red. So

3:47:003:47:08

still three straight stones in a

line. Physical she played that shot

3:47:083:47:13

againle next time it would be a

yellow in there on top of the four

3:47:133:47:18

foot. McManus is trying to make sure

that doesn't happen. -- if.

3:47:183:47:26

It's hanging out there a little bit.

See how much this is going to curl.

3:47:283:47:33

When the weight comes of it. Coming

closer and closer to the centre

3:47:333:47:38

line, when the weight comes off.

She

was hoping to stop the run back

3:47:383:47:41

there. I think Eve's going to ask

for Anna Sloan to try and repeat the

3:47:413:47:46

shot. As I said, even if she gets

it... If it stays straight this time

3:47:463:47:51

it will be a yellow in the house

rather than red.

I think Sweden

3:47:513:47:55

aired there. They should have kept

it coming across the centre line.

3:47:553:47:59

They've left an opportunity for us.

This looks tight from where we are

3:47:593:48:05

sitting. Are the girls going to get

past? The girls swept that really

3:48:053:48:13

well. We are sitting right behind

here it was tight as she let that

3:48:133:48:19

go. She did at least get one of the

shots in the house. It has moved it

3:48:193:48:25

away from that four foot.

It does

give Eva bit more of an opportunity.

3:48:253:48:34

Anna...

3:48:343:48:39

Anna... Too far away to catch all of

it. But this time McManus, after a

3:48:403:48:47

slightly errant shot last time. She

has been off and Great Britain not

3:48:473:48:50

really taking advantage of the

Swedish third. She hasn't been as

3:48:503:48:56

accurate as she has been in the

past. Trying to draw in here. Two

3:48:563:48:59

out front. Tl might be a little

short. -- it might be a little

3:48:593:49:03

short.

They want to get it under

four foot. A lovely shot.

Well swept

3:49:033:49:12

again. That has tucked in. We can

see the one at the back OK.

Sweden

3:49:123:49:21

are putting the pressure on Great

Britain at the moment. If we can get

3:49:213:49:26

one in here, there's not a lot of

room between the two yellows that

3:49:263:49:30

you've got to come through.

3:49:303:49:37

you've got to come through.

We

really need to be making stones work

3:49:373:49:39

for us. This is the seventh end,

just three more after this of

3:49:393:49:45

course. Those are three red Swedish

stones.

3:49:453:49:52

Anna Sloan coming through, not a big

gap here, but looking to come right

3:49:563:50:03

on to that back red and just get a

little roll in, if she can. This is

3:50:033:50:08

looking a little better. Just needs

to turn a little more, get on the

3:50:083:50:12

inside of that red.

That's a nice

try there because that just got a

3:50:123:50:18

little roll in.

Again, it's kind of

an 85%-95% shot. Good try.

3:50:183:50:30

an 85%-95% shot. Good try. It has

just tucked itself in a little bit.

3:50:303:50:34

Not an easy target. Importantly

though, it's lying shot. Can't see

3:50:343:50:41

it though.

3:50:413:50:50

I think she just has to try a back

ring weight the same as what Vicki

3:50:573:51:03

played if they want to get to this.

It depends what they can see at the

3:51:033:51:07

other end. Agnes Knochenhauer is

telling Anna how much she can see.

3:51:073:51:18

The national coach there, himself a

world champion many times. Very

3:51:263:51:31

experienced player.

3:51:313:51:36

experienced player.

Anna Hasselborg

played wonderful shots. If anything,

3:51:413:51:43

she has been playing a little bit

than Eve Muirhead. Hasselborg,

3:51:433:51:51

particularly on the draws so far,

has been good. Has she got this

3:51:513:51:54

right here. Come down the same line.

She can't see as much of the stone

3:51:543:52:01

as Anna Sloan could see.

Pushed out.

Pushed out.

Let it go. She

3:52:013:52:05

definitely did.

It's gone right

through. It's gone right through.

3:52:053:52:09

There's the first mistake from Anna

Hasselborg. A little bite of the

3:52:093:52:13

lower lip.

3:52:133:52:16

A snarl from McManus.

Just watch

when she Rased that there, she just

3:52:203:52:25

pushed it. It was heading out before

it even wanted to come back into the

3:52:253:52:31

centre line there. Hope for us to

protect that stone, bring another

3:52:313:52:40

one in.

3:52:403:52:45

one in.

Getting a little tight

there. Tight past the yellow.

We've

3:52:453:52:51

got the hammer here we want to

ensure we get another one in.

That's

3:52:513:52:58

the first mistake from, I'm

hesitating to say, even from Sweden

3:52:583:53:03

as a whole, maybe one or two shots

not quite coming off. But it's an

3:53:033:53:08

opportunity that Eve Muirhead has to

capitalise on.

3:53:083:53:13

We heard they like the line here.

Great to get this one in. Wants to

3:53:173:53:22

come past this front yellow. Coming

into shot now. Get past that one. It

3:53:223:53:27

has done. What's she done here

another good shot from Eve Muirhead.

3:53:273:53:33

It just bumps out, though.

Oh, oh

that's left...

A target.

She can

3:53:333:53:41

probably take both of these yellows

out.

That's a pity. That just needed

3:53:413:53:46

a little less weight. Just catches

that red and has enough on it to

3:53:463:53:53

spin out. Eve knows.

Tiny little bit

frustrated. By the same token, Anna

3:53:533:54:01

Hasselborg has to play this shot.

To

send it out, or send both of them

3:54:013:54:08

out, she is looking at the angles.

It will have to be pretty skinny.

3:54:083:54:12

Pretty thin. There is a chance it

jams across on the other red. One at

3:54:123:54:16

the top of the four foot.

3:54:163:54:24

the top of the four foot. If that

jams...

3:54:243:54:26

She's having a little look. If she

caught it right, full on the face,

3:54:363:54:40

whether or not that will still get

the two out.

3:54:403:54:46

Whether she just wants to...

I don't

know if she will jam. If she gets it

3:54:483:54:54

the yellow should go between the two

of them, underneath the red at the

3:54:543:54:58

other side there.

I think she think

if she catches it really skinny that

3:54:583:55:04

yellow goes into the British yellow

and stays in. She will be happy if

3:55:043:55:09

she gives a one, but, as you and I

look at this, it's a big target.

3:55:093:55:13

There look at that gap.

It should be

a simple... As long as she hits

3:55:133:55:21

almost the nose of it, but just

maybe a little to the left of it.

3:55:213:55:25

That's the worry, if they hit the

nose it might just jam it, just jam

3:55:253:55:31

the other yellow across or miss it

altogether if she catches it on the

3:55:313:55:36

wrong side of the nose, but she

still might lie. Anyway.

Let's see

3:55:363:55:42

what she's going to do.

This is a

big shot for Sweden. Eve Muirhead

3:55:423:55:46

has another stone to come, of

course. Britain with a hammer here,

3:55:463:55:50

but this was a chance that was

building. Now the Swedish skip

3:55:503:55:57

coming down. Has she got this right?

That looks a good shot. A very good

3:55:573:56:03

shot indeed.

3:56:033:56:08

shot indeed.

Catch as well.

Yeah.

So

we're going to have to draw the same

3:56:083:56:16

shot again down here to get a one.

She was worrieded that would jam. It

3:56:163:56:19

didn't jam. It just caught the red

and spung out itself. -- worried.

We

3:56:193:56:27

are coming through the port, those

two Yellowstones out there. We can't

3:56:273:56:31

over throw it because it needs to

pull. It would have been nicer to

3:56:313:56:34

come down the other side. But you've

got less of the four foot to play

3:56:343:56:38

with. She can see more of the four

foot on this side.

Eve Muirhead

3:56:383:56:43

facing three Swedish stones in the

house. Cannot get this wrong. Cannot

3:56:433:56:50

get this wrong.

3:56:503:56:52

Coming through the gap. Here it

comes. Now then, oh, it's going to

3:56:553:57:04

catch. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Oh... Oh,

that's a steal of a three.

That is

3:57:043:57:12

three to Sweden and Great

Britain'ses hopes may well have

3:57:123:57:19

reached such a low point in that end

there that it's going to be so

3:57:193:57:23

difficult for Britain to come back

from 8-3. Great Britain really under

3:57:233:57:29

serious pressure. Losing their grip

on this match and with it their

3:57:293:57:33

hopes in the Olympic final. Muirhead

and their rink need to produce

3:57:333:57:37

something of a miracle to find their

way back. Five stones remaining in

3:57:373:57:42

the eighth end here.

3:57:423:57:46

Anna Sloan coming down here with an

out-turn freeze. Out-turn being an

3:57:503:57:55

anti-clock-wise rotation of the

stone. So this should turn to the

3:57:553:58:02

left in towards the centre line and

hopefully just rest on top of the

3:58:023:58:06

red stone in the house.

3:58:063:58:11

That's a nice stone.

You sort of

feel that we're starting to make

3:58:183:58:25

shots just a little bit too late.

3:58:253:58:31

So this a more sensible shot, I

think, for Sweden to play here.

3:59:283:59:35

Remove that yellow, cut it down to

say, well, I'm only going to let you

3:59:353:59:40

get your two if I have I'm going to

let you get that.

They are not

3:59:403:59:43

letting up here at all, are they? So

what is Eve going to do here?

3:59:433:59:51

Quickly bring you up-to-date with

the other match. There has been a

3:59:513:59:55

slightly closer affair than it

looked as though it might be early

3:59:553:59:57

on. It's still 6-4 to Korea. They

have the hammer in the eighth. So

3:59:574:00:03

very much in control of that match.

Two or three stones behind this one.

4:00:034:00:14

Eve is being aggressive here. She

wants a chance of three.

4:00:384:00:45

So, you can see which side she's

coming. Did she say she was trying

4:01:074:01:12

to place it...

Just in the back

four, yeah.

4:01:124:01:25

four, yeah. We have to B, I know

even is trying to create a three,

4:01:254:01:28

because she wants to get back in the

game, but we have to be careful.

4:01:284:01:33

Vicki was right enough, maybe we

should have played the red at the

4:01:334:01:37

top and roll across, try to

guarantee the two. I know she is an

4:01:374:01:45

offensive player she desperately,

desperately wants to get a three

4:01:454:01:48

here.

Already pulling hard stop this

isn't going to get past the red.

I

4:01:484:01:55

don't think they are.

This is a

problem, really. She's picking a

4:01:554:02:02

difficult shot obviously. But not

getting close there. I'm not sure

4:02:024:02:09

the line was right. It was a bit

light there. So Sweden, again, there

4:02:094:02:16

are objective is just to not make

any silly mistakes.

They will take

4:02:164:02:25

the yellow out. If they can get the

end side Tom and push the red across

4:02:254:02:30

to shut the hole up so Eve can't

come through it, I think she has

4:02:304:02:34

done that herself. She's made it

much smaller.

4:02:344:02:44

So the last stone in this end for

Sweden. Sweden still allowing a

4:02:464:02:52

shot, they are five shots ahead. The

semifinal, only the winners go

4:02:524:03:00

through.

4:03:004:03:05

So, Hasselborg, who has only made

one error, really. It didn't make

4:03:124:03:15

any difference. No sweeping here.

Just moves that red... Excuse me,

4:03:154:03:28

the yellow. And that lonely yellow

in there, so Eve Muirhead, how on

4:03:284:03:34

earth can she get two out of this?

Perhaps get a nose on that yellow?

4:03:344:03:43

It is a tight gap through there.

It

is a really tight gap through there.

4:03:434:03:51

It's tight!

It's very tight.

Yeah, we just made

4:03:514:03:58

it tighter ourselves when we caught

it.

We did. This is it, I hear. If

4:03:584:04:04

this doesn't work, that would be

9-3. She ends up catching one of

4:04:044:04:12

these two reds on the way through,

there is the hole, that is the only

4:04:124:04:17

opportunity Eve Muirhead has to

score two here. To come through

4:04:174:04:20

that, tap our yellow, that will send

the red out. It will require some

4:04:204:04:30

sweeping as well, I think, perhaps.

But she wants them to stay close and

4:04:304:04:34

watch, so Eve Muirhead trying to

thread this through the eye of a

4:04:344:04:38

needle.

4:04:384:04:45

It's the smallest of opportunities

left for Eve Muirhead to keep this

4:04:474:04:50

alive.

Looking closer at the minute,

is it?

What a shot by Eve Muirhead.

4:04:504:05:01

Incredible shot from Eve Muirhead,

just to keep the slimmest of hopes

4:05:014:05:04

alive for Great Britain in this

semifinal. They've closed the gap to

4:05:044:05:10

just three. They're hanging on by

the skin of their teeth.

4:05:104:05:14

STUDIO: They did indeed, but the

rally was too little too late. Anna

4:05:144:05:20

Hasselborg made no mistake with two

in the ninth. The Swedes lost the

4:05:204:05:26

recent European Championship final

two Eve Muirhead's rink. But at the

4:05:264:05:34

Olympics, 10-5. Congratulations to

Sweden, they go through. Eve will be

4:05:344:05:38

back for the bronze medal play-off.

Deserve its celebrations for the

4:05:384:05:43

Swedes,

4:05:434:05:43

Deserve its celebrations for the

Swedes, but four years of work to

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try to upgrade that 1's middle. It

was in effect, the seventh end that

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did for them.

It was. It was a

really tough end. They were

4:05:514:05:58

did for them.

It was. It was a

really tough end. They were trying

4:05:584:05:59

to be offensive, two points behind

in the game. The whole end didn't go

4:05:594:06:03

their way. Here, we see with Anna

playing the shot, this was a turning

4:06:034:06:09

point. We saw an end that didn't go

their way, and with this shop, going

4:06:094:06:15

between the guards, squeaking by the

top one, so now, great for Great

4:06:154:06:21

Britain. The game started to change

a bit of it. We had a question over

4:06:214:06:30

Anna Hasselborg. Is she a big game

player? With this shot here, taking

4:06:304:06:39

2-1's stone out, going between the

guards, and a complete mess. Now,

4:06:394:06:44

we're

4:06:444:06:49

we're looking good, multiple points.

Even now trying to draw between

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these two stones. And this is a very

tough shot, actually. She needs to

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get the weight right, she needs to

get the line right. Very much a team

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shot.

They are working it hard here,

Dave.

Just working the line. We are

4:07:014:07:08

seeing a huge amount of coal, these

stones really finishing. Eve just

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flicks that Stone, top of the house.

And where she ends up is so, so

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unlucky. She could have rolled

further and might not have left Anna

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this take out.

Effectively,

4:07:224:07:28

this take out.

Effectively, and Anna

will stop Hasselborg plays a great

4:07:284:07:33

shot.

And we are now facing three.

We can see even with her last shot,

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decides to draw through that same

hole. A very technically hard shot.

4:07:414:07:47

She needs to get the weight right

and line right on this one.

She has

4:07:474:07:52

been making big shots, though, the

whole tournament. She is at her

4:07:524:07:56

best, glad to say, in these tense

situations.

It is asking a lot.

4:07:564:08:02

Absolutely. Technically, a difficult

shot. We wondered if she could come

4:08:024:08:06

round on the other side, but again,

it would have been a guest and a

4:08:064:08:10

technically difficult shot.

4:08:104:08:11

it would have been a guest and a

technically difficult shot. She had

4:08:114:08:13

the weight right, but over curled,

and ultimately, it led to ace deal

4:08:134:08:18

of three.

From 3-8 down, you really

are chasing the game from that

4:08:184:08:22

point. It was not to be. She came

back to the Olympics for gold, how

4:08:224:08:27

much will this herd? You know her

and you know how badly she wanted

4:08:274:08:30

it.

You train all the years to come

back and get the gold medal. I know

4:08:304:08:35

the girls have done a huge amount of

work on and off the ice to achieve

4:08:354:08:39

that result. But elite sport is

tough, and it's just not to be

4:08:394:08:44

today. They were outplayed by the

Swedes, and sometimes you have to

4:08:444:08:48

take that on the chin. As tough as

it is going to be, do you have to

4:08:484:08:52

now try to park that and come out

the next day to win the medal?

She

4:08:524:08:56

will have to play Japan. She beat

Fujisawa's rink on Tuesday, she will

4:08:564:09:04

need to do that again for a second

bronze of her career. A word about

4:09:044:09:07

the men's event, you wanted to be in

Kyle Smith's shoes, but it wasn't to

4:09:074:09:12

be. It was a difficult last couple

of matches, but you have to salute

4:09:124:09:19

the Swiss, particularly shot maker

Benoit Schwarz, who was at it again

4:09:194:09:23

in the bronze

4:09:234:09:24

Benoit Schwarz, who was at it again

in the bronze medal play-off, this

4:09:244:09:25

time against the Canadians. Here he

is, Peter De Cruz is the skip, but

4:09:254:09:30

he is the shotmaker. He was doing

his level best once again. He had an

4:09:304:09:35

88% shot rate success, and the Swiss

taking the bronze by 7-5. They have

4:09:354:09:42

deserved that bronze middle.

Absolutely. They have been really

4:09:424:09:47

good on tour, on the tour around the

world, consistent week in, week out

4:09:474:09:52

stop and for those guys, they had a

really good game

4:09:524:09:57

stop and for those guys, they had a

really good game against Kyle Smith,

4:09:574:09:58

team were Smith the better team for

the majority of the game, Benoit

4:09:584:10:02

Schwarz comes out and plays shot of

the tournament in the ninth end,

4:10:024:10:05

incredible to make that shot. A

great win today against Japan.

They

4:10:054:10:11

have got the medals, and Canada are

facing a new reality. They did when

4:10:114:10:16

the mixed curling, but this is a

brand-new reality in curling for

4:10:164:10:19

them, that's going to hurt.

It

really is. The Canadians have been

4:10:194:10:23

the powerhouse for so long, the team

events have gold or silver in either

4:10:234:10:28

gender for quite a long time. Things

are changing. The world is catching

4:10:284:10:32

up, we are investing heavily like

other countries around the world,

4:10:324:10:36

and it is a shock for Canada.

Thanks, Dave. Great to talk to you

4:10:364:10:41

and see you again. That is the

headline news in Canada. This has

4:10:414:10:44

been catching our eye as well.

4:10:444:10:50

The Olympic Athletes from Russia

have won their first gold medal,

4:10:504:10:58

15-year-old Zagitova taking the gold

medal. This lady is the star in all

4:10:584:11:04

of Russia. Topping the table at only

15 years of age.

4:11:044:11:10

Meanwhile, at the Oval, Holland

claim a second speed skating gold of

4:11:134:11:20

the games by four hundredths of a

second today.

4:11:204:11:24

You may have seen earlier, the

Russians and Germany are into the

4:11:244:11:32

men's hockey final, Germany

sensationally knocked out double

4:11:324:11:33

defending champions Canada.

Meanwhile, a second Russian athlete

4:11:334:11:40

competing in Pyeongchang has tested

positive for a banned substance. A

4:11:404:11:47

pilot in the women's bobsled ending

12 has tested positive. It was a

4:11:474:11:53

heart drug that was not prescribed,

we're told.

4:11:534:11:58

France have unearthed their

equivalent of Sir Steve Redgrave,

4:11:584:12:00

they have never before had an

athlete that has claimed five gold

4:12:004:12:04

medals. They have one now, he is a

biathlete that has been on target so

4:12:044:12:12

far in these games. He is now trying

to upgrade his collection in a Jason

4:12:124:12:19

Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy way. He will

needs and help from his French

4:12:194:12:24

friends in the team relay. This is

just brilliant racing. Rob Walker

4:12:244:12:29

will describe it for us.

4:12:294:12:34

COMMENTATOR: Norway, Germany and

Sweden have a massive advantage over

4:12:344:12:37

the best of the rest. They looked

the likely three medallists at the

4:12:374:12:43

moment, but you never can tell with

two visits left to the shooting

4:12:434:12:47

range. The wind is picking up, you

can tell that, look at the snow

4:12:474:12:50

being blown up off the course.

Schempp being given the information.

4:12:504:12:57

He's only nine seconds behind Emil

Hegle Svendsen and Fredrik

4:12:574:13:04

Lindstroem. Look at the trees. These

last two visits to the range are

4:13:044:13:10

going to be tricky.

4:13:104:13:19

Svendsen has all the experience in

the world, but just to prove that

4:13:244:13:30

the multiple Winter Olympic champion

from Norway does make mistakes, four

4:13:304:13:37

years ago, he came into the range

for the last time, anchoring his

4:13:374:13:43

three team-mates to what he thought

was going to be another gold medal

4:13:434:13:47

will stop he missed four targets on

his last visit to the range and the

4:13:474:13:54

Norwegians went from first to fourth

in the blink of an eye. It will be

4:13:544:13:58

in the back of his mind. When he

gets it right, he knows what it

4:13:584:14:03

takes to become Winter Olympic

champion, not once, not twice, not

4:14:034:14:06

three times but four times across a

hugely decorated career. But this

4:14:064:14:12

guide's a special performer as well,

Schempp, 14 centimetres away from

4:14:124:14:17

denying Wattana for card gold in the

mass start. Svendsen from

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Lindstroem, nothing to separate the

Norwegian and this week, and then

4:14:244:14:30

comes Simon Schempp. The rest are

adrift, a minute and a half adrift,

4:14:304:14:34

back to Landertinger in fourth. It

is a huge margin.

4:14:344:14:43

is a huge margin. If we are

beginning to close in on knowing the

4:14:444:14:49

three nations on the podium going to

Norway, Sweden and Germany,

4:14:494:14:53

notwithstanding two nervy visits to

the range for all three men, in

4:14:534:14:58

which order are they going to

finish?

4:14:584:15:04

finish? Sweden, perhaps, the slight

surprise package of the three

4:15:064:15:10

nations. Norway and Germany, on

paper, we were expecting them to

4:15:104:15:14

battle for the gold. The ones not

there are the French. Even Martin

4:15:144:15:19

Fourcade not able to get the French

in the mix. Just to clarify, the

4:15:194:15:23

French are nearly three minutes

adrift, so they are miles behind,

4:15:234:15:27

even though they are in seventh,

three minutes behind Norway and

4:15:274:15:31

Sweden, and probably about two

minutes and 50 seconds behind the

4:15:314:15:35

Germans in third. Sweden have not

been on the podium in this event for

4:15:354:15:42

26 years. They have never won a

silver or a goal. -- silver or a

4:15:424:15:48

gold.

4:15:484:15:53

gold. Enrile Hegle Svendsen carries

the hopes of the nation on his

4:15:554:16:00

shoulders once again. Simon Schempp

coming into the range for the first

4:16:004:16:07

of his two shoots. The Germans have

seen good positions unravel at the

4:16:074:16:10

range. Who is going to hold their

nerve here?

4:16:104:16:18

Remember, flash of red will mean

they will have to use an additional

4:16:194:16:23

round. Nothing to separate Svendsen

and Lindstroem at the moment. These

4:16:234:16:29

two great nations, Lindstroem first

to get down into position. Who is

4:16:294:16:32

going to hold nerve here? Lindstroem

first to shoot, he goes

4:16:324:16:38

left-to-right. This is good from

Lindstroem. And from Svendsen.

4:16:384:16:44

They're both four out of five,

they're both five out of five! And

4:16:444:16:51

suddenly, the pressure is on Simon

Schempp. He will know that the two

4:16:514:16:54

men have gone clear. He will have to

use one of his additional rounds,

4:16:544:16:59

two of his additional rounds.

They've got a huge lead over the

4:16:594:17:03

Austrians in fourth, nothing to

separate Lindstroem and Svendsen.

4:17:034:17:06

These are huge moments for the

Germans. It's a big, big lead over

4:17:064:17:11

the team in fourth, but it can

unravel very, very quickly. So he's

4:17:114:17:18

going to need two of these three

additional rounds. He's just loaded

4:17:184:17:23

them. He's got the time to get this

right, but he can't really afford a

4:17:234:17:28

penalty loop. And it's getting

nervy. He's missed with the first

4:17:284:17:32

additional round, he needs two out

of two now or he is skiing a penalty

4:17:324:17:37

loop. This is a big, big moment. He

can still get out onto the track

4:17:374:17:46

comfortably in third place, but

needs this. Yes. A little path of

4:17:464:17:51

the cheeks there.

4:17:514:17:59

He will be aware that he was miles

behind the German.

4:18:004:18:08

behind the German. Schempp was ten

secon behind Lindstroem and

4:18:084:18:16

Svendsen. This is great shooting

from the big man. This is superb.

4:18:164:18:20

Has he got half a chance of closing

down the German? Yes, he has.

4:18:204:18:25

Mistake from the American. He will

need one of his additional rounds,

4:18:254:18:28

at least. That is two of his

additional rounds.

4:18:284:18:36

additional rounds. That was superb

there. Germany were a

4:18:364:18:46

minute-and-a-half ahead of ahs eya

that gap is now 38 seconds --

4:18:464:18:51

Austria that gap is now 38 seconds.

Austrian flags being waved.

4:18:514:19:05

Austrian flags being waved. S

Schempp has had a few wobbles there.

4:19:054:19:10

The German has got to rely on

Lindahl or Svendsen making a big

4:19:104:19:17

mistake on their second visit to the

shooting range -- Lindstroem. A

4:19:174:19:24

minute is a massive deficit to claw

back. A massive deficit. You would

4:19:244:19:33

have heard the Swedish coach

4:19:334:19:43

have heard the Swedish coach there

telling Lindstroem thatle German was

4:19:434:19:46

behind. They have a massive

advantage over the German relay

4:19:464:19:51

favourites in third. What a story it

would be from a neutrals point of

4:19:514:19:55

view. The Germans have had a

fantastic Games. It's unravelled.

4:19:554:20:02

They are on course for the podium

4:20:024:20:12

The Austrian reduced a deficit of a

minute-and-a-half down to 35, 36

4:20:154:20:22

seconds.

4:20:224:20:27

seconds. Schempp has got that gap

down to 57.3. He is miles behind. He

4:20:274:20:32

needs a nervy shoot from either the

Swede or the Norwegian. That is to

4:20:324:20:38

stand a chance. What a final circuit

we could have. Svendsen, can he bow

4:20:384:20:47

out on five Winter Olympic gold

medals? He has four golds, two

4:20:474:20:51

silver and a bronze so far.

4:20:514:20:59

Now in fourth Austria. Got a bronze

in the individual. He's getting

4:20:594:21:03

tired. He is falling further behind.

He's not skiing as quickly as

4:21:034:21:15

Schempp. He is not taking much out

of this massive deficit he had when

4:21:154:21:19

he came out on to his second

circuit. Snowing to choose between

4:21:194:21:26

Lindstroem and Svendsen. It will

come down you suspect to what

4:21:264:21:30

happens in the range. Svendsen is

the most experienced of the two men.

4:21:304:21:35

When he came into the range in first

place, four years ago in Sochi, he

4:21:354:21:41

missed with four targets. So

therefore he had to ski a penalty

4:21:414:21:45

loop. He went from first to fourth.

They finished off the podium.

4:21:454:21:52

Sometimes the most experienced

athletes and biathletes make

4:21:524:21:56

mistakes when the pressure is on.

That is why world-class sport is so

4:21:564:22:00

good to watch. Lindstroem. Leading

from Svendsen. Svendsen's recipe as

4:22:004:22:07

one of the greats is already

assured. He won't be thinking about

4:22:074:22:12

resting on his laurels. Schempp

stabilised the deficit to about 58

4:22:124:22:18

second. He could be coming into the

range, as these two men exit if, if

4:22:184:22:27

they get it wrong. Sweden and

Norway. Five targets in the shooting

4:22:274:22:32

change remain. Then it will be a

2.5K cross-country skiing duel gold.

4:22:324:22:47

The last gold available on the

biathlon programme. Sweden have

4:22:474:22:50

never won this title. This. They

never had a silver. Haven't been on

4:22:504:22:55

the podium for 26 years. How will

Lindstroem cope with the pressure

4:22:554:23:01

and the expectation. Will he rise to

the occasion and produce the

4:23:014:23:04

greatest moments of his career so

far Lindstroem in one, Svendsen in

4:23:044:23:12

two. Watch for the mistakes. This is

key in the battle for the last

4:23:124:23:19

biathlon gold.

4:23:194:23:26

They've both missed with their first

effort. Svendsen's missed with his

4:23:264:23:29

second. Advantage to Lindstroem.

Svendsen has to make up for lost

4:23:294:23:37

time here. He's going to need two

4:23:374:23:46

time here. He's going to need two of

his additional manually loaded

4:23:464:23:47

rounds. Svendsen. Oh, dear, oh,

dear. Two more rounds left. Two more

4:23:474:23:52

targets. Can't afford a mistake. I

can't believe it, he's going to have

4:23:524:24:00

key a penalty loop. Is he going to

have to ski two? No, just the one.

4:24:004:24:06

All of a sudden, it's looking

sensational for Lindstroem. His

4:24:064:24:11

nerve held. They've both missed with

their first effort. But Svendsen is

4:24:114:24:17

going to have a sizeable deficit

here.

4:24:174:24:25

here. Can he put the Norwegian under

pressure? He's missed with his

4:24:254:24:31

second effort. He will need two of

his manually loaded rounds. Svendsen

4:24:314:24:42

skied his penalty loop. That is why

he's 40 seconds behind. He is is a

4:24:424:24:46

long way in front of the German, who

has an advantage. He needs this to

4:24:464:24:56

avoid a penalty loop. Huge moment

here for Schempp.

4:24:564:25:09

here for Schempp. Huge moment. He's

taking an eternity over this. Now he

4:25:094:25:15

feels the pressure to his left. This

is massive. He's missed it. It's a

4:25:154:25:25

penalty loop for Schempp. The German

under pressure. He's missed with his

4:25:254:25:33

first two. These men are made of

immense heart, but they are feeling

4:25:334:25:42

the pressure. It's getting blustery

out there. He still hasn't fired his

4:25:424:25:48

third target.

4:25:484:25:53

Schempp two minutes behind

Lindstroem he is in the bronze medal

4:25:594:26:02

position.

4:26:024:26:09

position. Where Schempp had

problems. Now he needs both of these

4:26:094:26:12

to avoid a penalty loop. What an

opportunity now for Lindstroem. The

4:26:124:26:21

Swedish coach knows that barring a

disaster with one of the skis or his

4:26:214:26:26

pole, Sweden are going to take their

first ever title in this event. This

4:26:264:26:31

is why he did it. That last visit to

the range he needed one of his extra

4:26:314:26:40

rounds, but not the second.

4:26:404:26:46

rounds, but not the second. That put

Svendsen under enough pressure to

4:26:474:26:49

force him to buckle. That was the

moment the Swedish coach knew that

4:26:494:26:55

surely this is destined to be a

golden finish. Svendsen 40 seconds

4:26:554:27:02

adrift, now it's nearly a minute.

There's no way he can close this gap

4:27:024:27:07

unless suddenly there is an attack

of cramp or a problem with the

4:27:074:27:11

equipment for Lindstroem. It is

going to be an eighth Winter Olympic

4:27:114:27:18

medal for Svendsen. It didn't

completely unravel. Four years ago

4:27:184:27:22

he went from first to fourth. He

will be on the podium here hi will

4:27:224:27:31

have four gold, three silvers and

one bronze, not five golds. Only one

4:27:314:27:40

penalty loop for Svendsen.

He didn't know at that stage that

4:27:404:27:45

Schempp would start feeling the

wobbles. Sweden, from Norway, from

4:27:454:27:50

Germany. They are only human after

all.

4:27:504:28:02

The French in sixth place. What a

story this is going to be for

4:28:064:28:11

Sweden. Roared on by none other than

their King. Schempp is being given

4:28:114:28:24

information. He is miles behind

Sweden and nor way, but crucially,

4:28:244:28:29

for Germany, he's got a clear margin

over the Austrian in fourth. Who

4:28:294:28:34

looked at one stage as if he was

going to put the German under

4:28:344:28:37

pressure. It's a Guard of Honour for

Sweden. How amazing to be in the

4:28:374:28:45

luxurious position to be able to

celebrate over 500 meters before the

4:28:454:28:51

finish line. This is a massive,

massive moment for Swedish biathlon.

4:28:514:29:03

Pepe Femling Jesper N

4:29:034:29:04

massive moment for Swedish biathlon.

Pepe Femling Jesper N,

4:29:044:29:14

Pepe Femling Jesper N, elin,

SebastianSamuelsson and Fredrik

4:29:144:29:18

Lindstroem will go down in history.

Never before the silver-medallists,

4:29:184:29:23

never before the champions. They are

now. Kipling says - if you can keep

4:29:234:29:30

your head when all about you are

losing theirs... ... . That's what

4:29:304:29:33

they did. Incredible nerve,

incredible heart. What a race, what

4:29:334:29:42

a great finish. Celebrations that

will continue long into the night.

4:29:424:29:55

All gold for Sweden and in front of

his Royal High necessary as well.

4:29:554:30:08

his Royal High necessary as well. --

royal highness. His career stats

4:30:084:30:17

will be impressive. He has bronze,

silver and silver here. Miles clear

4:30:194:30:26

in second place. He is one of the

all-time greats. Beaten today, but

4:30:264:30:33

he can be rightly proud of the end

of his Winter Olympic career.

4:30:334:30:37

Finishing on the podium with another

medal. Silver. A great effort from

4:30:374:30:47

the Norwegians. But not to be the

victory tonight. Beaten by their

4:30:474:30:52

great rivals, Sweden.

4:30:524:30:53

Massive gaps between first, second

and third here. Amazing relay

4:30:594:31:05

performances per Sweden, their women

got their first ever silver last

4:31:054:31:08

night. Simon Schempp, silver in the

mass start, diving for the line

4:31:084:31:17

against Martin Fourcade in one of

the great races we have seen here in

4:31:174:31:21

Pyeongchang. He is on the podium

again, this time it's a bronzed. The

4:31:214:31:26

favourites haven't quite delivered

-- this time, it's bronze. At least,

4:31:264:31:34

they are on the podium. The women

were eighth yesterday and were

4:31:344:31:38

bitterly disappointed with that.

There will be more great days to

4:31:384:31:41

come for the Germans. Today, they

have to settle for bronze.

4:31:414:31:48

A little shake of the head there,

but I think they should be proud.

4:31:514:31:56

Overall, they have had a fine

fortnight here at the Alpensia

4:31:564:32:01

Biathlon Centre.

4:32:014:32:07

STUDIO: Martin Fourcade had to

settle for fifth place. For card

4:32:074:32:10

will have to come back in four years

to seek another gold. Three gold per

4:32:104:32:17

Rowe in these games, jointly the

most decorated athlete of these

4:32:174:32:20

games so far.

We were musing that ski cross looked

4:32:204:32:28

like the opening sequence from a

James Bond movie, all you need is a

4:32:284:32:33

clifftop chase and a union Jack

parachute to complete the picture.

4:32:334:32:36

It is one event guaranteed to leave

both skiers and everyone watching

4:32:364:32:41

shaken and very stirred.

4:32:414:32:49

Ed Drake, that was perfect, just

exactly what it needs.

Did it really

4:33:294:33:33

well.

Use what ski racing and the

Alpine world after Vancouver to go

4:33:334:33:42

into this heron scary event. It is

not without difficulty or danger.

4:33:424:33:47

That's true, but it's immensely fun

at the same time. Battling all at

4:33:474:33:52

the same time, raw sport, top to

bottom, first to the bottom wins. It

4:33:524:33:57

is brilliant. I love it.

We had a

great final the other day with Brady

4:33:574:34:03

Liman winning the gold. You told us

that the Canadians targeted this

4:34:034:34:08

sport, and it has problems on many

levels to do that, but why are they

4:34:084:34:13

so keen on it.

With them hosting the

first

4:34:134:34:20

so keen on it.

With them hosting the

first, they got the jump on

4:34:204:34:23

everybody else, lots of funding in

the sport, and they have kept going

4:34:234:34:26

on. Because they have success all

the way through, they have kept the

4:34:264:34:30

funding and it has paid dividends

for them.

The women's event today,

4:34:304:34:36

some significant injuries, broken

leg, broken pelvis, broken ankle,

4:34:364:34:42

and casualties in the women's event

before they got onto the start line

4:34:424:34:45

today.

They brought 32 women here

and started the race only 23.

We

4:34:454:34:54

have had some issues on the ski

cross run. But they are happy to

4:34:544:34:58

accept the risk.

No one is forcing

us to go and do it, it is great fun.

4:34:584:35:04

For the ladies, they ski on the same

track as the men, so it is exactly

4:35:044:35:08

the same. The women have it tough,

less mass than the men, so on the

4:35:084:35:17

backside features, they don't carry

as much heat.

They have it. One

4:35:174:35:19

British racer, Emily Sarsfield from

County Durham, she is 34 years young

4:35:194:35:27

in her first Olympics. It has been a

journey to get here, but how can you

4:35:274:35:33

predict the utterly unpredictable?

Let's enjoy it. Women's ski cross

4:35:334:35:35

with Graham Bell.

4:35:354:35:37

COMMENTATOR: At the top, we have the

first of our quarters in the gate.

4:35:394:35:47

Starting procedure, skiers ready.

Then attention. 1-4 seconds later,

4:35:474:35:58

the gate will open.

4:35:584:36:03

The Austrian, 28 years, the

Australian with a brilliant start,

4:36:034:36:08

though.

4:36:084:36:18

Andersson looking quick on the

shoulder of Kennedy-Sim and Lynne

4:36:194:36:22

Backer tucking in behind the Swede.

Gantenbein is out of it. This is a

4:36:224:36:30

race for second place right now.

Oh!

Limbacher is down, hooked up in the

4:36:304:36:38

gate after the step down.

That is a

big surprise. Andersson and

4:36:384:36:42

Kennedy-Sim out in front. The

Australian leading the Swede as they

4:36:424:36:46

tuck in beautifully to this tight

left-hander. A real toilet bowl.

4:36:464:36:53

Kennedy-Sim has a great technique,

in absorbing those jumps. Gantenbein

4:36:534:36:58

out of the running at the moment,

but never write off third place. We

4:36:584:37:02

know how much drama can unfold on

this finishing straight. We have

4:37:024:37:06

seen it so many times before as

Andersson tucks in behind

4:37:064:37:09

Kennedy-Sim.

Kennedy-Sim learned in

New South Wales, Australia. This is

4:37:094:37:15

a big win for her.

4:37:154:37:19

Gantenbein down. Snagged on a gate

as she went off a jump as she pinned

4:37:214:37:31

wheeled off the step down, and the

Australians absolutely loving

4:37:314:37:36

Kennedy-Sim.

4:37:364:37:40

Kennedy-Sim. This is where we see

the mistakes begin. Limbacher going

4:37:454:37:49

down hard as she slides back, hooks

the tales of the skied into the

4:37:494:37:53

gate.

That's going to hurt, because

she can land down on the flat.

It is

4:37:534:38:00

a testament to just how determined

ski cross racers are to stay on

4:38:004:38:06

their feet at all costs. She battled

that, I'd say, well after anyone

4:38:064:38:13

else would have given up on it as a

lost cause. Clinging to the edges

4:38:134:38:19

there, praying that she could get

back up. And in the background, you

4:38:194:38:22

can see the Swiss, Gantenbein,

getting in the back-seat of the

4:38:224:38:27

final kicker, chasing second place.

Sami Kennedy-Sim in first, Lisa

4:38:274:38:32

Andersson in second. Limbacher and

Gantenbein are out.

4:38:324:38:38

I think Fanny Smith and Sandra

Naeslund are the favourites.

4:38:384:38:57

Naeslund are the favourites. Also,

Sabbatel Marielle Berger, she skied

4:38:574:38:58

fast in the previous round.

We saw

it with the men as well, the French,

4:38:584:39:03

they race very tenaciously in the

eighth round.

4:39:034:39:09

Naeslund undoubtably the favourite

here, 21 years old, but she is a

4:39:134:39:18

veteran of the sport. Pressure on

the skis on the gate.

We got the

4:39:184:39:24

2013 World Champion in Fanny Smith,

and the 20s of routine reigning

4:39:244:39:27

world champion in Sandra Naeslund.

Fanny Smith was lightning out of the

4:39:274:39:33

start gate, but she could not hold

off Naeslund.

Fanny Smith has got

4:39:334:39:39

past.

4:39:394:39:44

past.

Kucerova is a spectator in

this. Naeslund and Smith have the

4:39:464:39:49

speed and the ability. Kucerova is

hoping she can stay in touch, stay

4:39:494:39:56

close enough that either of these

two make a mistake, she can make a

4:39:564:40:01

move. Kucerova just got pushed wide

in the turn there.

This is the

4:40:014:40:06

really technical section now,

though. Kucerova on the inside of

4:40:064:40:09

Naeslund.

It means she will be on

the outside on the next turn.

4:40:094:40:13

Naeslund should be able to shut the

door.

4:40:134:40:19

door.

Berger Sabbatel is going

nicely through the whale tail.

4:40:214:40:24

Kucerova at the back as they come

into the first of four jumps.

4:40:244:40:28

Brilliant, brilliant pictures. It is

a shame for Kucerova because she is

4:40:284:40:32

a last place, but it is great for

us, because we can watch the race

4:40:324:40:37

unfold. Fanny Smith comes through

and Sandra Naeslund go through. We

4:40:374:40:44

were not wrong with our prediction

there.

4:40:444:40:47

You see how good that start was

forced

4:40:474:40:54

forced -- for Fanny Smith. That was

her chance, but on the outside of

4:40:544:40:57

the bend. It was fantastic, seeing

it from that angle and understanding

4:40:574:41:03

just how close they are, how much

nerve you have do have to race tween

4:41:034:41:10

40-80 kph.

And taking, flying 20-30

metres in such close proximity, it

4:41:104:41:17

is breathtaking.

Brilliant,

brilliant racing here at the women's

4:41:174:41:21

ski cross.

Sandra Naeslund giving

them all cars are concerned, but

4:41:214:41:27

making it through with the Swiss,

Fanny Smith.

4:41:274:41:39

Temporary art was gifted a spot

quarterfinals after stretching for

4:41:444:41:47

the line and Great Britain's Emily

Sarsfield.

Brittany Phelan wearing

4:41:474:41:53

the red bib had a lightning fast

start in the previous round Emily

4:41:534:42:00

Sarsfield in the far lane in yellow

needs to stand up in this

4:42:004:42:03

compression.

4:42:034:42:06

They are off and out, go on, element

league, that is better. Much better,

4:42:064:42:11

but the other athletes are able to

pull away through the bird bath.

4:42:114:42:17

Barron leads Phelan and Pixner.

4:42:174:42:25

Emily Sarsfield starting to make a

little bit of ground up there as

4:42:254:42:28

Phelan soaks up this jump, the long,

low one. Pixner diving around,

4:42:284:42:34

trying to redirect there.

The lead

for Brittany Phelan chased down by

4:42:344:42:40

Alizee Baron in second place. In

third, Deborah Pixner.

4:42:404:42:49

Great skiing from the Canadian.

Very, very close here as they come

4:42:494:42:56

into the technical section. Pixner,

the Italian, leading on barons.

4:42:564:43:02

Barron has the inside line, though.

You have got to make a different

4:43:024:43:05

move. You can't come on that side

along that straightaway. You have to

4:43:054:43:09

come around the other side.

Brittany

4:43:094:43:20

Pixner, the draft is not working for

her.

Brittany Phelan, the Canadian

4:43:204:43:24

in first. Alizee Baron, the

Frenchwoman, joins her in the

4:43:244:43:32

semifinals.

In that race, there were

two gears with really good form. And

4:43:324:43:36

I got to say, Brittany Phelan, from

what we've seen in this competition

4:43:364:43:42

so far, is looking like a favourite,

if not take gold, place on the

4:43:424:43:49

podium.

Brittany Phelan's motto is

danger is real, fear is a choice.

4:43:494:43:57

That should be a T-shirt.

4:43:574:44:01

Phelan coasting over in first

followed by Alizee Baron, Pixner in

4:44:024:44:07

third.

4:44:074:44:10

Back up to the top and it is one of

their own, Kelsey Serwa is the

4:44:114:44:15

highest seed in the fourth of these

quarterfinals. So she wears the red

4:44:154:44:19

bid.

The Austrian doesn't have this

skis speed but has very good

4:44:194:44:26

technique on the terms. Kelsey Serwa

very fast in qualifying in the

4:44:264:44:31

seeding rounds. Sanna Luedi has

lightning fast skis, and the

4:44:314:44:41

Russian, Chirtcova, I'm not sure if

she will be in this race.

A brave

4:44:414:44:44

man would try to predict ski cross.

Well, I just predicted it. I think

4:44:444:44:51

we predict that Kelsey Serwa will go

through.

Sanna Luedi poised in the

4:44:514:44:58

blue in third. We have seen her

overtake Katrin Ofner. Chased down

4:44:584:45:09

by Sanna Luedi in the blue, and

Katrin Ofner. Sanna Luedi is down!

4:45:094:45:19

Sanna Luedi has great skis speed.

Her skis are absolutely flying, but

4:45:194:45:24

she is not controlling the jumps,

and she's got to be a little bit

4:45:244:45:27

careful. It is exactly as I

predicted.

I think Sanna Luedi will

4:45:274:45:32

ask her skied tech if he can slow

the skis down! She is not able to

4:45:324:45:38

control them at the moment they are

going so far. Sanna Luedi.

4:45:384:45:48

The green bib and white suit of the

Austrian, desperately chasing down

4:45:484:45:55

Sanna Luedi. She sits back a little

bit. There was nothing Ofner could

4:45:554:45:59

do with those skis. The was out of

sight, but Kelsey Serwa, I think, is

4:45:594:46:07

the fastest we have seen so far.

Look how well Kelsey Serwa rides

4:46:074:46:11

through the bird bath, generating

speed. She was in the lead all the

4:46:114:46:17

way through. That was the crash from

the Russian, Chirtcova.

If you lose

4:46:174:46:23

contact on that negative travellers,

you are gone, aren't you. No way

4:46:234:46:27

back.

4:46:274:46:35

Ofner and Chirtcova, the end of the

road for them. Sanna Luedi and

4:46:364:46:41

Kelsey Serwa have made it into the

top eight.

4:46:414:46:47

Sandra Naeslund was the fourth

fastest in the seeding round, so she

4:46:474:46:51

gets red bib. She chooses first,

which position she will start. And

4:46:514:46:56

then Fanny Smith's choice in green,

and Sami Kennedy-Sim in blue chooses

4:46:564:47:01

the third. Lisa Andersson, only 17th

fastest in the seeding round.

4:47:014:47:10

Here we go. First of the semis.

Undoubtedly Kennedy-Sim best

4:47:104:47:18

Olympics. She sits down terribly. A

shame for the Australian. She is out

4:47:184:47:23

of the running. It's a question,

Naeslund is out in front. As we

4:47:234:47:29

thought she should be. Fanny Smith

in second. What can you young Swede.

4:47:294:47:33

What can Lisa Andersson do? She has

to do something to stay in touch. Is

4:47:334:47:37

At the moment, Fanny Smith looking

blisteringly quick on those skis a

4:47:374:47:43

they come over this really long and

beautifully measured jump.

Lisa

4:47:434:47:50

Andersson has gone. It's the two

favourites that we thought would be

4:47:504:47:54

quick in this competition are out in

front. Fanny Smith will not do

4:47:544:47:58

anything stupid here. She is a very,

very intelligent competitor. I hope

4:47:584:48:02

I haven't given her the

commentator's curse.

Just soaking up

4:48:024:48:09

this technical step down. Then you

can just see Kennedy-Sim, who had

4:48:094:48:13

that terrible start and took herself

out of the running, in third place.

4:48:134:48:19

It seems at the moment a very simple

one, two for Naeslund and Smith.

4:48:194:48:28

Naeslund has certainly read and

remembered the form book.

You can

4:48:284:48:38

see how they jump up there, just,

just making it up from the wu tang

4:48:384:48:45

into the bird bang.

Fanny Smith

brilliant through this. Incredible

4:48:454:48:49

technique. We have seen loads of

mistakes here from Smith. Lisa

4:48:494:48:55

Andersson explodes into the nets of

the bottom of the picture.

You come

4:48:554:48:59

off that negative. There is a roll

that gets you light. It's a

4:48:594:49:04

compression as you go in. You don't

just have the force of the turn, you

4:49:044:49:10

have got this gravity effect of

squashing you down. Lisa Andersson

4:49:104:49:16

just having the weight ever so

slightly back and not able to

4:49:164:49:22

control the skis.

Sandra Naeslund of

Sweden wearing the red bib, takes

4:49:224:49:30

first and looks very, very strong.

Fanny Smith of Switzerland will join

4:49:304:49:35

her.

4:49:354:49:40

her. The fans enjoying the racing

here. We go back up for the second

4:49:414:49:45

of the semi-finals. Two spots in the

final. The prize, but what is the

4:49:454:49:51

cost, that is the question in ski

cross racing.

Expect the Canadians

4:49:514:49:57

to go out of the start like absolute

rockets.

Sanna Luedi, in the yellow

4:49:574:50:06

bib, has lightning fast skis she has

been going well on the gliding

4:50:064:50:10

sections. The test comes now. Can

she catch the Canadians?

Will the

4:50:104:50:16

Canadian be be out in front. Kelsey

Serwa is looking good.

Breath taking

4:50:164:50:25

isn't she.

Baron is ahead of Phelan.

What can Phelan do? She is making a

4:50:254:50:31

move on the French skier.

Hold the

front page. The Swiss has got back

4:50:314:50:39

in with those lightning fast skis.

Serwa dragged back into the pack.

4:50:394:50:45

Canadians in front as they go into

this negative.

Incredible racing

4:50:454:50:49

from the Swiss.

Clean ly through.

Luedi is in third.

Luedi in third.

4:50:494:50:58

Too high on the jump there. Got the

inside line on this corner. Will she

4:50:584:51:02

make a move on Phelan?

Baron, missed

the gate.

Out. Another mistake from

4:51:024:51:09

Sanna Luedi.

The Canadians running

things from the front at the moment.

4:51:094:51:13

You have to say that Kelsey Serwa

looks really, really strong. She's

4:51:134:51:18

looked strong, but...

We saw her

have that easy first final. We

4:51:184:51:23

weren't sure if it was her speed or

the m mistakes of the Russian and

4:51:234:51:28

Italian she was up against. Brittany

Phelan from Kelsey Serwa. Sanna

4:51:284:51:35

Luedi in third. The Swiss trying to

keep up. She did ever so well there.

4:51:354:51:40

It's a one, two for the Canadians.

Look at this start here. It was the

4:51:404:51:50

red bib of Kelsey Serwa who got the

better start. Alizee Baron got into

4:51:504:51:56

second place, but great ski skiing

from Brittany Phelan over the

4:51:564:52:00

roller-coaster section.

They come

through this section, keep your eye

4:52:004:52:04

on the blue bib at the back.

Brittany Phelan made a move to

4:52:044:52:08

overtake Kelsey Serwa.

Look at that.

Look at Baron. She came through, but

4:52:084:52:12

pushed through the inside. It's a

little push from Luedi there. Luedi

4:52:124:52:19

lays the push on to Alizee Baron.

The bull frog technique of Phelan

4:52:194:52:27

and Serwa. Then Sanna Luedi, no-one

to blame by but herself. She fought

4:52:274:52:32

valiantly. It was that terrible

start that took her out.

The

4:52:324:52:38

Canadians again guaranteed a medal

before the final even starts. Just

4:52:384:52:42

like in the Men's competition.

Brittany Phelan crossed line first

4:52:424:52:49

ahead of Kelsey Serwa.

Disappointment for Alizee Baron.

4:52:494:52:54

Back up to the top. It's finals

time. The four fastest racers on the

4:52:544:53:00

day who managed to get cleanly down

the course in the last three races.

4:53:004:53:05

This is how they line up. Kelsey

Serwa in the red. One of the fastest

4:53:054:53:09

in qualifying. Brittany Phelan, who

has looked impressive, wearing the

4:53:094:53:13

green bib. Sandra Naeslund wearing

blue and Fanny Smith in the yellow

4:53:134:53:18

bib there. Right, here we go. Who

will have the quickest start?

4:53:184:53:27

Pressure on the skis. Pressure on

the gate. A little bit of a delay.

4:53:274:53:32

There's the drop. It's Serwa ahead.

Phelan with work to do.

Exploding

4:53:324:53:36

out. Phelan dragged back and Fanny

Smith looking very, very fast

4:53:364:53:41

through the inside. Serwa holds her

nerve and hold her line. Neck and

4:53:414:53:46

neck, shoulder to shoulder.

Phelan

through. Coming up against Naeslund.

4:53:464:53:51

Naeslund and Phelan and Smith all

packed in there together. Literally

4:53:514:53:58

touching each other in the air.

Serwa in front. Daylight between the

4:53:584:54:02

two of them. Smith in second.

Naeslund in the blue bib airing deep

4:54:024:54:08

into that left hander as they fly

through this step up, step down

4:54:084:54:13

setup. Smith on the tails of Serwa.

Smith explodes and opens the door to

4:54:134:54:20

Phelan and Naeslund.

Phelan is

coming through. She needs to cut in

4:54:204:54:25

now. Silver medal position.

Look at

the battle for bronze going on at

4:54:254:54:29

the back there. Naeslund and Smith.

It will be Smith. It will be Smith.

4:54:294:54:35

Serwa, Phelan, Smith right now.

The

Canadians looking so in control in

4:54:354:54:42

this Olympic One last chance final.

. Tips up.

The bronze medal for

4:54:424:54:47

Switzerland just ahead of Naeslund.

Naeslund such a dominant force,

4:54:474:54:52

unable to assert her presence in

this final.

Up against two very

4:54:524:54:57

powerful Canadians there. Kelsey

Serwa got herself ahead there. When

4:54:574:55:02

she was in front, no stodge her.

Finally a medal for Fanny Smith at

4:55:024:55:07

the Olympic Games.

Smith leaning on

Naeslund on the outside there.

4:55:074:55:12

That's it exactly it. Battle between

yellow and blue there. Smith and

4:55:124:55:18

Naeslund opens the door for Phelan

and the silver medal.

Serwa is gone

4:55:184:55:23

by that stage. Yeah. Absolutely

rocketing out into gold medal

4:55:234:55:28

position.

Kelsey Serwa fifth in

Vancouver. Second in Sochi and she's

4:55:284:55:35

finally taken the first place spot

here. Very, very impressive.

There

4:55:354:55:43

is your podium, Kelsey Serwa with

the gold, Brittany Phelan with

4:55:434:55:48

silver and Switzerland's Fanny Smith

with bronze.

4:55:484:55:51

silver and Switzerland's Fanny Smith

with bronze. Gold and silver for

4:55:514:55:53

Canada as it was in Sochi. Three

golds in a row for Canadian women.

4:55:534:55:59

When ones fall over another takes

her place?

Thick and fast. It shows

4:55:594:56:04

that programme is the best in the

world.

Where was the race won?

The

4:56:044:56:10

start was so technical. If you

messed up the start, Emily had a

4:56:104:56:14

problem out of the start gate. That

was her race done. That is the most

4:56:144:56:20

problem out of the start gate. That

was her race done. That is the most

4:56:204:56:20

difficult part. At the back, Phelan,

somehow mansion to put the hammer

4:56:204:56:24

down. She gets the backside nicely

lined up. Presses down. The two

4:56:244:56:30

girls battling for second and third

at that point just trip each other

4:56:304:56:33

up. Then you see the two Canadians

running away with it. They skied so

4:56:334:56:38

nicely and confidently. They were

both very, very quick all day.

4:56:384:56:43

Alpine skiing, you and I remember,

I'm sure a lot of people at home do,

4:56:434:56:49

a generation of the so-called crazy

keys. How many more to take their

4:56:494:56:56

place?

Loads of them. The Canadian

women are littered with injuries

4:56:564:57:00

that aren't at the Games who would

have been there or there abouts. The

4:57:004:57:03

same with

4:57:034:57:03

have been there or there abouts. The

same with the men. They are the

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dominant force. The other teams will

be looking to see what they are

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doing to emulate it.

Emily

Sarsfield, 34 years of age, what a

4:57:094:57:12

sport in which to make your debut

into your 30s. She said she wanted

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to get into the top 16. She achieved

that. Into the quarter-finals. A

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real journey for her to get these

games?

One obstacle after another

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with injuries and tactical, a couple

of tactical errors in terms of race

4:57:274:57:31

schedules and stuff leading

4:57:314:57:32

of tactical errors in terms of race

schedules and stuff leading up to

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the Olympics she did herself proud.

So many injuries. Her knees have

4:57:324:57:36

gone through a tough time. She ices

them and looks after them intensely.

4:57:364:57:41

To make it through one of

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them and looks after them intensely.

To make it through one of the

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rounds. That ski racing you have to

be there and willing to risk it all

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to get there. I think she's done

herself very, very proud.

Largely

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self-funded as well. Quite a

journey.

The tale of most snow

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winter sports of late until recently

that the funding is coming through

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finally. Hopefully we will see a few

more in the years to come.

Thank you

4:58:014:58:05

very much indeed. Ski cross is over

for these Games. Let us remind you

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of how it looks on the medal table.

4:58:104:58:12

for these Games. Let us remind you

of how it looks on the medal table.

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Canada set at new record for them.

Beating their home Games haul. The

4:58:194:58:29

Norwegians a big collection of 37

medals they are out in front in

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these Games.

4:58:334:58:38

OAR get their first gold. Still to

come:

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Great Britain will have two crews in

the four-man bobsleigh. A whole lot

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coming your way. We are back for the

day time shift from 6.00pm. That's

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it from Ed and me. Eve Muirhead is

back trying to bag a second bronze

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medal in successive Games shep will

face the Japanese about 11.00 in the

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morning. A record fifth in one games

for Great Britain. Fingers crossed,

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as you say, Ed. Goodbye for now.

Now.

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-- now.

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Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present the action as day 14 of the Winter Olympics draws to a close in PyeongChang, South Korea. There is continued coverage of the women's curling semi-finals and the second men's ice hockey semi-final. There is also a chance to catch up with the action from the early hours, such as the women's snowboarding big air, women's combined and women's figure skating.