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Day 2, Part 4

Live coverage of day two of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Expect thrills and spills in freestyle skiing's women's moguls competition.


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one, two, and three for the

Norwegians with Holund coming home

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for the bronze. We are still waiting

for Andrew Musgrave. A sensational

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effort from the Britain. It really

is. Andrew Musgrave is in seventh

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position. The best previous

performance by a British

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cross-country skiing is 29th.

Musgrave announces his arrival at

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the top of the sport and says, we

Brits can be world class as well.

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What a race and what a finish from

Musgrave. Along his scalps, the

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World Cup leader, who could only

finish in tenth position.

I thought

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I was going out with a lap and a

half to go, I was feeling confident.

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I thought I would be able to get a

medal. I was feeling really good. I

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tried to keep up with Krueger on the

last lap and went a bit hard. I

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slipped back in the field.

And what

do you need to do to beat the

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Norwegians?

Go faster than them!

It's a completely different race,

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with the individual start. I need a

new race to get into it, a couple of

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days of easy training and I should

be ready to fight.

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He does sound projected. The best

result ever.

By far. Having said he

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lived all over the world, massive

credit to the handling Nordic and

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outdoor Centre in Aberdeenshire.

He

joined it to make friends. Amazing.

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That is the power of grassroots

sport. His coach is one of the guys

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who used to compete against. It

shows the power of being around

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people doing the same thing, and

wanting to be the best.

The change

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skis halfway through the race. The

start of classic style Andy Goode to

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free spell which he prefers. The

winner, the first gold

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free spell which he prefers. The

winner, the first gold medal of the

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games for Norway, Hegstad Kruger, he

has a fall early on.

Tell us what

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happened. The mass start is

exciting. Lots of things happen. He

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is one of the best in the world and

has great technique but you see him

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lose grip. The ski has a textured

panel that has a sticky base in it

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so they can grip when they are doing

this classic style. Just watch.

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Seven, he tips/ p makes an

adjustment. He takes everyone out.

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It was his fault, and maybe that is

why he had this incredible energy.

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Incredible that he could go on.

He

was not that quick getting up. No.

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They looked like they had a chat.

One of the others guy skis come off.

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There is an amazing team

environment. Other coaches will give

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you a pole. It is the toughest

endurance sport in the Winter

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Olympics.

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endurance sport in the Winter

Olympics.

Andrew Musgrave competes

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again on Friday. The weird thing

about cross-country, one year they

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will do the 15 km and classic, and

the next year they will do it free

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spell.

That is why it is impressive

that he was disappointed. We are

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expecting him to do successful

things but he was in second place

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for a lot of that, and he believed

he could podium. That shows he's

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full of confidence. It does not

matter if it is a Norwegian ahead of

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him, whoever it is has a target on

their back. I love it we are getting

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excited.

I have goose bumps. More

from Chemmy Alcott. If there is

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anything you want to hear more

about, if you want to know more

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about athletes, you can use the hash

tag. Can I tell you something

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interesting? Yesterday was the first

time since 1998 that the USA have

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failed to win a medal of any colour

on the opening day of winter or

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summer Olympic Games. Pressure. I

will get a prize for my stats. We

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will see the USA in action against

Finland in the women's ice hockey.

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It will be a good game. Let's catch

up on what has happened is over,

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with commentary from Seth Bennett

and Kent Simpson.

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The Finnish players take it deep. It

is Viitasuo -- it is Hovi. 5.8

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seconds to go and the Finns find the

net. That was clinical from Hovi.

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Great work deep in the zone. When it

came back, Hovi blasted it.

Rooney

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beating, and the Finns lead. Just

under six seconds left in the

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period. Great work from the Finns.

That was right on to the stick of

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Hovi. No chance for the netminder,

in the net in the blink of an eye.

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in the net in the blink of an eye.

I

did save and then the rebound. It is

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a great finish from

Lamoureux-Morando. Really tenacious

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play. This has been the lane that

looked like they would make it

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happen for the Americans. Raty makes

the first save, but as it breaks

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back, Lamoureux-Morando adds to her

Olympic tally. Her eighth Olympic

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goal. What the finish.

She took the

puck to the net with authority and

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she stayed there. What the second

effort for our Lamoureux-Morando.

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At the neck, Knight is a free play.

What a goal. Coyne rifles at.

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Finally the power play pays off. It

was a great pass, but the finish

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from Coyne. It was first class.

Really good work by the Americans.

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It is Decker on the boards, and it

is Coyne to bury it.

What a fabulous

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shot from the stick of Coyne. No

chance for the netminder, Raty.

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As we join at life, the score is

still 2-1.

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USA are leading. The US in control

of this game right now. The leaders

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only slender, that one goal the

difference. It was a fine finish

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from Coyne. Finland are struggling

to match this immensely powerful

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American side.

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American side. Lamoureux-Davidson,

one of twins in the American side,

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she will send it into the zone. The

Finns have another 30 minutes to

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bring themselves back into this

game. They have to find a way to get

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out of their own zone. It has been a

problem for them but maybe this will

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be the opportunity.

America have

possession back. If the Finns are

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going to get back in this game, it

will be from this line. They have

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been the most dangerous unit.

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been the most dangerous unit.

The

Finns, in the blue shirts, will try

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and clear their own zone. Now they

have some space. Tapani driving

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towards the net. The Americans, now

read on their jerseys at this Winter

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Olympic Games. It always looks a bit

odd. Knight steps in, one of the

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superstars of the women's game. Good

play again by Raty. Coyne for the

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USA. Back it goes again. That was

easy for Raty. Slides across and

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takes it away. In the end, no real

danger. Flanagan was looking to make

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our mark on this game.

Raty will be

called upon a few times to stop the

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puck for Finland. You see her

getting a much-needed drink of

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water. If the Finns are going to be

able to tie this game up at two,

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Raty will have to make this saves.

She gets some help from her post and

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crossbar. Barnes jumped in with her

head up. She tries to go short side

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and has the glove bead but she could

not get it past the post.

Barnes,

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great story. She began her USA

career and was dismissed. She was

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told that they were not looking at

her. She went off, she went to

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college and she was at Boston

College, one of the top

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universities. Very shortly into the

season, they said, maybe we made a

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mistake, do you fancy coming back?

She quit school and she returned to

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national team duty.

It has been a

whirlwind went for the 18-year-old,

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getting cut from the American team,

enrolling in Boston College, playing

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in five games for the team there,

and then the US National women's

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team calling her back, and her

having to withdraw from her courses.

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No full-time with the Olympic team.

It is an injury on the ice.

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It is an injury on the ice. It looks

like there might be an interference

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call. That was Valimaki. So, first

power play of the game, coming the

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way of the Finns. What a window of

opportunity this will be. Just a bit

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ugly from Decker. So, it is five

against four. One played advantage

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for the Finns. There is a little tip

out in front of the net. It was

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Valila was there, using all of her

experience, 44 years of age.

Keep

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your eye on number six. Hiirikoski.

She is going to quarterback it.

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Also, the top scorer 13 Finland,

number three. She will be very

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dangerous on this power play. You

played with her brother? I played

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with her brother in Denmark. A

wonderful young player. This was

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about ten years ago. Michelle was

just about 18, starting her career.

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Just after, she went over and played

hockey at the University of Dakota.

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She had a great career in America,

and now internationally with

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Finland.

A good face-off by the

Americans. They get a break with

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Coyne. Can they use the extra

players kicking in. They cannot

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quite. Great penalty killing by the

Americans. Finland very nearly

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caught short at the back.

How about

the speed from Coyne. Not many

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players faster than her.

Wonderful

to watch. Back in her own

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to watch. Back in her own zone,

Kessel will clear way. The Finns

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clear on the blue line. She is using

her massive wingspan. Six foot one.

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Is there an opportunity?

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Is there an opportunity? Fired in.

Good save. Rooney tracked it well.

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They are creating traffic in front

of Tapani. Another face-off in the

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offensive zone. 30 seconds

remaining. What about this from

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Coyne?

Great speed down the ice.

Looking for Kessel, two of the

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fastest players in the women's game.

It goes of the state of Hiirikoski,

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and then against the helmet of Raty.

That helmet has seen some puck

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strike it this afternoon.

They are

made of Kevlar, the helmets and they

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are designed so that the puck never

hates you flat. It means that we do

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not get too many netminders these

days with concussions.

Yes, it is

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usually always a glancing blow.

The

final ten seconds of the power play.

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Good skating. She does not get the

quality shot away. The move was

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nice. It is alive. Valimaki, the

slow pass to the blue line. The shot

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will be sent in, it comes of the

stick of the player in front. That

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has killed them. So many Americans

they are. In the zone. They are able

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to snuff it out again. That is the

problem for Finland. America can be

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more defensive minded. They do not

have to take risks.

The Americans do

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not need to open this game up any

more. At one point trailing 1-0. Two

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quick goals have given them the lead

in the second period. They do not

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need to push the envelope. That

being said, you do not want to go

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into a defensive shell when you're

just worried about playing defence.

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You have got to move the puck up the

ice.

Time and space for Finland in

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the end zone. That past does not

reach its intended target, which was

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Karvinen. They will break away

again. That is a nice exchange of

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passes. Karvinen is after it and she

will get it as well. Towards the

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blue line.

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blue line. On the deflection,

Karvinen nearly got there. Knight

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will bring it away for the US. They

survive a small skier. She picks out

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Coyne. Her goal separates the two

sides.

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The USA trying to make something

happen. In the end, Raty will hang

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on. They are happy with that, the

Americans. The Finnish fans in the

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stands, maybe a little less so.

They

are hoping there is an equaliser to

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come pretty soon. On the right side

of your screen you can see some of

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the top prize from hockey Canada.

The chief executive officer. Let's

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look at Coyne again. Look at the

speed, quick feet, moving it.

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Kessel, her brother is a superstar

in the National Hockey League,

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two-time Stanley cup winner with the

Pittsburgh Penguins, that is her in

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front of the net, number 28. She has

been a long-time veteran of this US

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women's national team. A good slow

motion short of the puck coming

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right of the helmet of Raty. She

knew she was going to be busy this

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afternoon and the Americans have not

disappointed.

You suspect she is a

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goalkeeper that enjoys the extra

work that she gets, she really

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thrives if she gets 30 shots every

game.

You're right. Most goalkeepers

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do. You can stay engaged in the

game. They love to see 30, sometimes

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40 shots. It is tough to stay

focused when you are only seeing 15

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to stay focused through a 60 minute

game.

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Good play by Hovi. They couldn't

finish it! What an opportunity that

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was.

Great identification from

Hiirikoski. And the Finns have to do

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more of this, put the puck to the

net. You can just see it squeeze

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through the pads of Maddie Rooney.

We spoke about the other goalkeeper

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Ceren lots of action and Maddie

Rooney only saw four shots in the

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second period, so not a lot and

maybe she just misjudged but one.

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Hiirikoski with the shot, and Rooney

tightening up. She is a youngster,

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you sense, 20 years of age, and you

just wonder if Finland could get

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some sustained pressure, whether

there's a good opportunity for them

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here. To see whether the youngster

will crack. She's going to hang on

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again. And they've recognised this,

there are just putting everything in

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on goal here.

It's definitely the

right game plan. Onto the stick

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Hiirikoski, but a good job by the

American team. Three way as jerseys

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collapsing in front of their young

netminder to make sure they can

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clear that puck out of danger. --

three quite jerseys.

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three quite jerseys.

Not allowed to

make body checks in the women's game

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but this one has been allowed. Sent

towards the net...!

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towards the net...! And again...

Coming it down it's

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Coming it down it's a captain Meghan

Duggan, one of the ten players who

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work in Sochi.

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work in Sochi. Decides she can't

beat the two defenders, and it's not

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a bad decision.

Well, Hiirikoski,

her last couple of shifts out there,

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really jumping up to the plate. When

you're down, you want to activate

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your defenceman to get up into the

plate and try and create some

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situations. She is such a wonderful

skater publisher can usually jump

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off and then if there is trouble,

she can be one of this first skater

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is back in the other direction. --

one of the first skaters back in the

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other direction.

It is with Joceeyne

Lamoureux. Niskanen eventually gets

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it back.

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it back. Hiirikoski logs huge

minutes! 30 years of age now, but a

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superfit athlete and now a full-time

player as well. In Sweden. Finland

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now move it towards the goal, Rooney

keeps it alive for the USA. Joceeyne

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Lamoureux... And now, Tuominen.

Spinning away from trouble... Oh,

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she has got herself in some trouble,

of this could be a chancesave!

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Clearing up the mess, she stayed

square to the shooter, another good

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save to preserve that scoreline.

A

little indecision from the Finland

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defenders there.

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defenders there. And it was jumped

on by the Americans. Tries to open

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up the legs of Noora Raty and slide

it between, but Noora Raty did a

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wonderful job. Getting her pads

down.

And as she throws the stick

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out, she's got the technique where

she can do that, not all goalies do

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that.

You're right, not all do it.

She had the presence of mind to

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realise that Kendall Coyne was going

to try to slip it between the pads.

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Enjoying the replays on the screens

as well! It must be nice to be able

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to add my real work immediately!

Instant feedback!

That's right.

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Collected by Hilary Knight, breaks

towards the blue line, just about

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held in by Lee Stecklein. Brianna

Decker for the USA. Knight lays it

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off to Kendall Coyne. Back to the

blue line it goes again. Kendall

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Coyne in possession.

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Coyne in possession. Now, a chance

to skate away for Finland. Not quite

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over the red line.

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over the red line. With five minutes

and ten seconds to go, has this been

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the performance from an American

site which looks like it will win

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the gold medal?

We've seen flashes

of it, no doubt about it. Up until

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now I would say no. But they don't

need to be, this is just game widget

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of the tournament, you want to peak

in the semifinals, and ultimately in

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that old medal game. But we have

seen some wonderful things.

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seen some wonderful things.

Here's

Hiirikoski breaking down the middle,

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and Hiirikoski is really leading by

example for Finland. Susanna Tapani

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pumped from behind there. Explain.

This could be a penalty against the

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Americans.

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Americans. Yeah, it is. And there is

Brandt. You're not allowed to flick

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the puck up like that from your own

zone.

A little bit of a strange

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decision here. Hannah Brandt

inexplicably, she had a bit of time

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with the puck on her stick and she

just rifled it up over the glass.

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So, with four minutes and 37 seconds

left in third period tackle, an

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opportunity for Finland to equal the

score.

Is that just a player who is

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on Olympic debut, who maybe just

panicked a little?

Yeah, may be. The

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nerves should be gone by now. She

didn't seem to be under any duress.

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Does it not change when you get into

the final four or five minutes of a

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game, you start to feel the

pressure, because you know it's just

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one mistake?

You're exactly right,

set. She doesn't look too nervous

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sitting there, but just a strange

decision. The coach setting up the

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plan.

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plan. For very Finnish power-play

unit. They've got to be directing

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the puck towards Maddie Rooney, the

United States netminder.

His

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background in the top flight in

Finland, also a head coach over in

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one of the top leagues in Sweden.

Good save by Rooney! Nice play!

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Great angle, this, behind the net.

The shot comes in again and Rooney

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makes the save! She's been solid so

far.

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Hiirikoski back to Michelle

Karvinen. It goes all the way

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through a de Roon need as well!

Pushing and shoving!

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Pushing and shoving! Out in front

was Emma Nuutinen, but it was a good

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exchange of passes.

Real nice job

from Hiirikoski and Michelle

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Karvinen.

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Karvinen. The Finns are going to

continue to look for her to wind up

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with that shot.

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with that shot.

And the battle will

continue. Hiirikoski finds Karvinen,

0:25:370:25:43

works it round the boards. They need

that quality possession, which they

0:25:430:25:47

should get now, with Karvinen. The

Americans are trying to put pressure

0:25:470:25:51

on. The shot was good from

Lindstedt... But not really her

0:25:510:25:58

forte. Usually a big defender.

Lindstedt! Where is the puck

0:25:580:26:04

breaking?! And Rooney covers! Bodies

flying everywhere!

0:26:040:26:17

flying everywhere! Nuutinen down but

not out. Is she going to get holding

0:26:170:26:19

by the officials here?

0:26:190:26:27

by the officials here?

Good shot

from Hiirikoski. Lindstedt right

0:26:270:26:31

there on the rebound, Nuutinen in

there as well.

Three minutes 33

0:26:310:26:39

remaining, can the blue shirted

Finns find a way back to level this

0:26:390:26:42

game? And it has been a wave of blue

for the last few minutes. Finland

0:26:420:26:50

trying EVERYTHING! Hiirikoski deep

in her own zone, 35 seconds

0:26:500:26:58

remaining on the power play. They're

200ft away from where they want to

0:26:580:27:03

be. Trying to slide her way through

on her own, and the Americans will

0:27:030:27:08

deal with that and get it away.

Still Cameranesi... Takes it away

0:27:080:27:15

and taking the sting out of the

attack.

Real nice job from

0:27:150:27:21

Cameranesi, taking the puck up and

then bringing it back. Ultimately

0:27:210:27:26

that's killed off the rest of the

power play, as the final seconds

0:27:260:27:30

tick down.

So, the US back to full

strength, five skaters out there.

0:27:300:27:35

And Kendall Coyne will look to hit

with speed. Two-and-a-half minutes

0:27:350:27:40

remaining in this game, the opening

group game, remember. The top two in

0:27:400:27:45

the group go straight through to the

semifinals. If you finish in third

0:27:450:27:49

or fourth place, you have to play

that extra game in the

0:27:490:27:52

quarterfinals, and the expect Asian

would be that the USA and Canada

0:27:520:27:55

will be one and two. But can the

Finns have a say in that? They beat

0:27:550:28:02

Canada at the World Championships in

the summer. They only lost by a

0:28:020:28:07

couple of goals to the Americans in

the same tournament. And they lead

0:28:070:28:12

in this game as well. They are

genuine medal contenders.

0:28:120:28:21

genuine medal contenders. The net is

empty... This is a chance for the

0:28:220:28:25

Americans to finish it off, the

Finns have gambled. Six on five, the

0:28:250:28:31

net is unguarded.

0:28:310:28:36

net is unguarded.

Well, the

Americans are doing a wonderful job,

0:28:370:28:38

even though it's six against five.

They were looking for a pass there.

0:28:380:28:47

They were looking for Monique

Lamoureux. And the coach will be

0:28:470:28:54

frustrated because that brings it

right back in front of his own goal.

0:28:540:28:57

It gives the Finnish team an

opportunity to call a time out and

0:28:570:29:01

set up the play that they want. Six

attackers will be on the ice for

0:29:010:29:08

Finland against five and the

netminder for the United States.

0:29:080:29:11

They've not taken the time out as

bass interesting. Hiirikoski takes

0:29:110:29:17

this one and it hits an American,

and this could be game over. That

0:29:170:29:25

will probably chase Noora Raty back

between the pipes again. And she

0:29:250:29:31

will head back into protect the net.

With 77 seconds remaining. She has

0:29:310:29:39

had a super game, Noora Raty, one of

the elite netminders in women's

0:29:390:29:44

hockey history. She might actually

be the very, very best.

I think

0:29:440:29:49

she's probably prove that here this

afternoon! She has been absolutely

0:29:490:29:53

wonderful, really the reason that it

is just 2-1 for the Americans.

She

0:29:530:30:00

also played three years of men's

hockey back in Finland.

A remarkable

0:30:000:30:06

talent.

Maybe the Americans can get

another goal here - that's what is

0:30:060:30:14

now looking for. Noora Raty

hands-on.

The Americans are doing

0:30:140:30:20

exactly what they want - and that's

keep the puck as far away from their

0:30:200:30:25

own end as possible, winning some

battles down near the net of

0:30:250:30:30

Finland. Finland has got to do some

quick work to get this puck up to

0:30:300:30:34

the offensive zone in the remaining

time.

0:30:340:30:43

Hovi picks up the pieces. Good from

the Americans. It was Coyne. Driving

0:30:450:30:53

the net with Decker. Keller,

brilliant for the Americans. The way

0:30:530:31:00

they are keeping the puck away from

the Finns. Taking time out of the

0:31:000:31:05

game. Now they will have to defend

again. Raty adds to the bench and it

0:31:050:31:09

will be six and five. What can the

Finns do? Is there one clear-cut

0:31:090:31:15

chance? The answer is no. Now it

should be finished.

0:31:150:31:25

should be finished. It is

Cameranesi. That will do it. Finland

0:31:250:31:28

concede the empty net goal, gambling

again. What a moment that will be.

0:31:280:31:35

Cameranesi, first Olympic goal on

her debut. 13 seconds to go, the

0:31:350:31:42

Americans have been given a run for

their money, but they will run out

0:31:420:31:46

3-1 victors.

You can see the replay.

Finland pulled the goalie but the

0:31:460:31:52

only had to Michael players up the

ice to try and get on the forecheck

0:31:520:31:55

to win the puck bag. The Americans

had four back there. That is not how

0:31:550:32:00

you want to do it. Cameranesi was

able to walk in and with the

0:32:000:32:07

wide-open net, deposit for a 3-1

American lead. She has sealed the

0:32:070:32:11

deal.

The clerk will take down.

0:32:110:32:22

deal.

The clerk will take down. --

clock will tick down. How do you

0:32:220:32:26

analyse this US performance?

Allegri

adjustments the Americans made. They

0:32:260:32:30

were caught off-guard in the opening

period. The coach made the decision

0:32:300:32:35

to put Coyne with Knight and Decker.

That paid off. The other thing he

0:32:350:32:45

identified early on was that the

veteran twins were going strongly.

0:32:450:32:49

He relied on them a lot.

The

Americans took over the game from

0:32:490:32:55

there. Credit to the American coach

but what about the Finns? Genuine

0:32:550:32:59

medal contenders and is it only the

bronze medal that they can win?

I do

0:32:590:33:04

not think so. They have proven that

they can compete alongside this

0:33:040:33:08

American team. They do not have the

depth of the Americans, but the

0:33:080:33:12

goal-tender, Raty, she can steal a

game any time she's able.

Still to

0:33:120:33:20

come, Canada, potentially the

favourites, against the Olympic

0:33:200:33:22

athletes from Roger. The USA start

with the win. The Finns fought hard,

0:33:220:33:28

but the USA Konko 3-1.

0:33:280:33:30

with the win. The Finns fought hard,

but the USA Konko 3-1.

0:33:300:33:32

Brilliant action. But I do feel for

Finland having chucked everybody on

0:33:320:33:37

with no goalkeeper. The goal in the

last minute of the game. Did you see

0:33:370:33:41

the cameraman on skates?

You forget

about how this is filmed. How

0:33:410:33:46

talented as a cameraman? He has got

to film and dodge the skaters. I

0:33:460:33:50

assume that you love a soggy? I am a

ferocious persons or anything where

0:33:500:33:57

I can throw myself into it and take

people out legitimately.

Because you

0:33:570:34:00

love a challenge now so much, we

should introduce a section the

0:34:000:34:07

programme called Aske Chemmy Alcott.

You can basically test your

0:34:070:34:09

knowledge of winter sports. People

have been getting intact using the

0:34:090:34:14

hash tag. This is specifically for

you. We were talking about

0:34:140:34:20

cross-country skiing earlier after

the sensational performance of

0:34:200:34:23

Andrew Musgrave, seventh in the

skiathlon, the best finish by a

0:34:230:34:28

British cross-country skier by a

long way. The difference between the

0:34:280:34:31

two skis and the skiing styles.

Top

as food. First we have the original

0:34:310:34:37

Lembit classic style. The piste has

grooves. As they start the skis need

0:34:370:34:42

to be in the grooves. It is

one-dimensional, they are pushing

0:34:420:34:47

and gliding. The

0:34:470:34:48

one-dimensional, they are pushing

and gliding. The skis have textured

0:34:480:34:49

panels in the middle of it. They put

wax on the panel so they can push

0:34:490:34:54

from them. This is the pit stop

where the change to the freestyle

0:34:540:35:00

skis. It is a completely different

technique.

You have to be really

0:35:000:35:05

quick in changing like Pavon.

Really

quick. They put the toe piece down

0:35:050:35:11

and they have to start from scratch.

The base is flat and fast. The skis

0:35:110:35:17

are really liked. The profile of

them is very narrow. Very different

0:35:170:35:21

from the Alpine skis that we see.

They looked very unstable. Going

0:35:210:35:28

downhill on these is amazing. You

can see that the poles are slightly

0:35:280:35:33

longer. That is how they can get the

arm extension through the push

0:35:330:35:37

phase.

You can see Andrew Musgrave

going through your shot. He will be

0:35:370:35:41

back in action later. The

cross-country skis are different,

0:35:410:35:46

classic and freestyle, what is the

next one up in terms of winter?

The

0:35:460:35:50

next one up is probably a mogul ski.

They are straight up and down. They

0:35:500:35:56

need to go through the bronze.

0:35:560:36:03

need to go through the bronze.

We're

going to see the moguls.

On the

0:36:030:36:07

other side, we are talking about

sturdy downhill skis, metal edges,

0:36:070:36:11

they do not have those on the

cross-country skis.

Those take some

0:36:110:36:16

muscle to carry around. We will see

examples of all the skis and

0:36:160:36:21

techniques later. Rebecca, ten years

old, watching us in France, she

0:36:210:36:25

says, do the competitors in

slopestyle now the course in

0:36:250:36:30

advance, and do they get to train on

that cause?

That is a really good

0:36:300:36:34

advance, and do they get to train on

that cause?

That is a really good

0:36:340:36:34

question. They had a test event

integrity 2016. They looked at the

0:36:340:36:40

natural features on the track to

enhance those. 100 days before the

0:36:400:36:44

Games, they released what the

anticipated building, so yes, the

0:36:440:36:48

athletes look at that and plan how

they are going to ski the rails and

0:36:480:36:52

make the big jumps. But they do not

know the speed of the soul. That is

0:36:520:36:57

what we have seen change over

different Olympics. In Sochi it was

0:36:570:37:02

on, at the 80s cold and there are

winds. The most important thing with

0:37:020:37:06

the slopestyle is to get the speed

of the take-off right. You do not

0:37:060:37:10

want to land on the flat, they talk

about knuckling. You want to land on

0:37:100:37:15

the steep side.

They have got to

adapt their plans in training. We

0:37:150:37:19

can look at the course with Ed Leigh

and Tim Ward ahead the action.

0:37:190:37:25

Welcome to the slopestyle course in

Phoenix Park. There is almost no

0:37:250:37:30

natural snowfall in Korea which

means this course has been

0:37:300:37:32

constructed almost entirely from

man-made snow.

Because of that it

0:37:320:37:38

has incredible consistency which has

enabled the course designers to

0:37:380:37:41

create the most aesthetically

pleasing course we have ever seen.

0:37:410:37:45

It looks like it has been carved

from marble.

Slopestyle is made up

0:37:450:37:49

of six different modules. Let's take

a closer look.

The first three

0:37:490:37:56

modules or rail modules. These are

not the standard options, hips,

0:37:560:38:03

kickers, hitching post, boxes and

double kinks. This is without

0:38:030:38:08

question the most creative course we

have ever seen.

Because of that, the

0:38:080:38:12

judges will have a real headache.

There are so many lying choices and

0:38:120:38:16

options through the course. It

caters for every style of wider. It

0:38:160:38:21

is also worth noting that all these

features are massive.

This is almost

0:38:210:38:31

a bonus feature for the competitors,

halfway between the rails and the

0:38:310:38:35

kickers. It has been dubbed the

tractor seat. It offers a

0:38:350:38:39

competitive something unique. We

think it's main purpose is to split

0:38:390:38:43

them. For these two Michael, angled

take-offs. This is jump number one.

0:38:430:38:48

The kickers look like they have

collapsed but they are built this

0:38:480:38:54

way. Alongside this standard kicker,

they offer the competitors a

0:38:540:38:57

multitude of choices.

Wearing to

jump number two which resembles the

0:38:570:39:01

frozen rampart of an ice palace.

Finally, something we recognise. Two

0:39:010:39:07

standard kickers on the last jump.

It is the best course ever.

0:39:070:39:12

Absolutely. It is like a code that

the competitors will have to crack.

0:39:120:39:17

It will be interesting to see who

can do it.

0:39:170:39:21

I think they both enjoy bad. In

Sochi, the gold medal winner was

0:39:210:39:26

from the USA. Not doing slopestyle

competition any more, concentrating

0:39:260:39:31

on making snowboarding movies.

It

shows that these athletes are about

0:39:310:39:36

expression and creativity. He got to

the highest level he could and

0:39:360:39:39

wanted to move on and make movies.

If you feel like you have done

0:39:390:39:43

everything in the sport, why not

move on?

It is open. It is exciting

0:39:430:39:48

to watch, so let's head over and

bring you the best of the men's

0:39:480:39:53

slopestyle. Jamie Nicholls and Billy

Morgan did not qualify for this

0:39:530:39:56

final. Commentary from Jenny Jones,

Ed Leigh and Tim Ward.

0:39:560:40:05

final. Commentary from Jenny Jones,

Ed Leigh and Tim Ward. Welcome to

0:40:050:40:06

Phoenix Park.

Now the surprise

package, Carlos Garcia Knight,

0:40:060:40:11

coming out of New Zealand.

0:40:110:40:20

coming out of New Zealand. He is

only a surprise package if you have

0:40:200:40:22

not been watching. He is incredibly

consistent. In New Zealand, they

0:40:220:40:29

have an airbag footed. Carlos and

his team-mate were able to use that

0:40:290:40:34

to great effect. I love that real

trick. So hard, going into the flat

0:40:340:40:39

section.

The little flip onto the

centre of the tractor seat. He is

0:40:390:40:47

making this look effortless.

I am

looking at the flags. He almost has

0:40:470:40:54

a tail wind. Into the transition.

The second John. A massive backside

0:40:540:41:01

12. Wind assisted. We got the

back-to-back 12s yesterday. It will

0:41:010:41:07

be the same again today.

First

place. The gods were with him.

0:41:070:41:13

Amazing. I shift in the wind

direction and you can see what has

0:41:130:41:17

happened. Look how much that means

to him.

Yes, look at that, high 70s.

0:41:170:41:26

20 points of daylight. So, the heat

is on. Time to capture the dream.

0:41:260:41:33

This man is the fairy tale. The

fairy tale of 2013. He rode in Sochi

0:41:330:41:41

with a broken rib and still took the

bronze medal. He has had a broken

0:41:410:41:45

femur in 2016 and a broken humanist,

broken jaw, broken ribs and 2017 but

0:41:450:41:51

he is at the top of the sport. He

has battled his way back. This is

0:41:510:41:57

the first of three runs.

Super good

flow through the first two sections.

0:41:570:42:03

Really nice from him. Then we see

this huge 270.

He could not get it.

0:42:030:42:09

His first mistake. He will make this

look so easy. Switch backside, 1260

0:42:090:42:22

on jump on. Jump two, front 1080.

Three rotations, upside down twice

0:42:220:42:28

during that. He is going for it.

My

goodness. You can see the way the

0:42:280:42:35

arms opened up on the last take-off.

He grabbed for everything he had. He

0:42:350:42:42

tucked in, and the first 1440 of the

finals has gone down.

Even with

0:42:420:42:47

those two mistakes, look at the

score.

75.3 so he slots in bank

0:42:470:42:53

Carlos Garcia Knight in second

place. Marcus Kleveland has entered

0:42:530:42:58

the slopestyle contest this year and

he has won three slopestyle

0:42:580:43:02

contests. There is no one in the

world better than Marcus Kleveland.

0:43:020:43:09

On paper. You jinxed him because he

caught his tail as he did the 270

0:43:090:43:15

onto that. It did not seem to affect

him. Again.

Do you think he meant

0:43:150:43:19

that? The 270 out of the box was

new. The gap to the backside is

0:43:190:43:26

massive.

That is my favourite bit.

Real nice, just setting him up. The

0:43:260:43:32

drop in switch. Switch backside

1080. Just tucking for the wind.

0:43:320:43:40

Having to open up on the 1262

opening the rotation. Speed is his

0:43:400:43:46

friend. Has he got the triple?

0:43:460:43:53

friend. Has he got the triple?

1620.

The biggest spin we have seen so far

0:43:530:43:56

at the Phoenix Park. Marcus

Kleveland does exactly what Jamie

0:43:560:44:01

Nicholls called. He comes out guns

blazing. The mistake laptop has cost

0:44:010:44:07

them. Max Parrot proved everyone

wrong in qualifiers is today. He was

0:44:070:44:13

our first place qualifier and now he

has a point to prove. He has been

0:44:130:44:20

known as a big jump wider, but he

has added the rails, and is course

0:44:200:44:25

certainly seems to sit in.

-- big

jump competitor. He has the luxury

0:44:250:44:31

of starting last. The hard way 270

on the first rail. Then backside

0:44:310:44:38

360, locking in the grain.

180 out.

Really technical. He did not kiss

0:44:380:44:45

the rail, he landed on it perfectly.

He is playing with fire on the

0:44:450:44:50

rails. Normally he would be all over

that. I do not think he will have

0:44:500:44:56

the speed. Just coming up a bit

short. He needs to channel his inner

0:44:560:45:01

speed Demons.

It is a big hit. That

was massive. He went for the triple,

0:45:010:45:11

regardless, the speed was not there

from jump on. He still went for it.

0:45:110:45:19

45.1 three. The last run of the men

in the snowboard slopestyle final.

0:45:200:45:25

They have three runs. Those are your

leaders at the moment, Carlos Garcia

0:45:250:45:30

Knight, Marcus Kleveland, Mark

McMorris.

0:45:300:45:39

McMorris. OK, next, Staale Sandbech.

This is still personified when it

0:45:390:45:41

comes to snowboarding.

0:45:410:45:47

He was wearing quite big jagged

yesterday and he has stripped that

0:45:550:45:59

down - I think aerodynamics are

coming into play! Really nice little

0:45:590:46:06

180 in to a transition which you

can't quite see from that image. How

0:46:060:46:09

playful he's making it look.

0:46:090:46:15

playful he's making it look. Just

little 180s into the transitions.

He

0:46:160:46:18

went a little bit bigger on that

one, but into the kickers, this is

0:46:180:46:22

where it really starts to count...

Oh, he is held on!

Absolutely

0:46:220:46:28

massive!

0:46:280:46:34

massive! Wow! And a huge 1260 at the

bottom! Back-to-back 1260s from the

0:46:340:46:44

man from Norway! It looked like he

was wrestling an invisible bear!

0:46:440:46:52

was wrestling an invisible bear!

Try

not to look into his eyes here, you

0:46:530:46:55

will get lost! As we wait for these

scores to come in. And here's a man

0:46:550:47:00

never far from a smile. We have seen

him around practice. Oh, huge score!

0:47:000:47:09

So, Staale Sandbech moves up into

gold medal position.

So, he just

0:47:090:47:12

needs to clean up this run and he

should see a considerable

0:47:120:47:24

should see a considerable hike in

the scores. So, the tail fly, 450

0:47:240:47:29

and then kind of a

0:47:290:47:35

and then kind of a wrong way

air-to-normal.

Who looks

0:47:360:47:39

uncharacteristically sketchy at the

moment. We're used to seeing it just

0:47:390:47:45

flew over Mark McMorris, but it's

not at the moment, it looks like

0:47:450:47:48

he's forcing it.

0:47:480:47:57

he's forcing it. Triple... Oh my

gosh, he held on! Now, it's a back

0:47:570:48:03

triple, is it? Yeah. Anything you

can do, Marcus Kleveland! He can't

0:48:030:48:10

do it better, but he can do it!

So,

he has upped his game, you're right,

0:48:100:48:16

Jamie W said it and he has turned

corkscrew, he's upped that second

0:48:160:48:26

and third jump from his first run.

That's first place.

Wow! That is a

0:48:260:48:31

good run.

0:48:310:48:36

good run. Canada and Norway going

toe-to-toe for gold at the moment,

0:48:370:48:40

as Marcus Kleveland stands at the

top of the course. He was the third

0:48:400:48:49

person to land a quadruple cork at

17. What has he got for us in second

0:48:490:48:56

run?

270 on, 270 off... He's

alley-ooped that! His flow score

0:48:560:49:11

will be through the roof after that!

He's absolutely drinking,

0:49:110:49:14

will be through the roof after that!

He's absolutely drinking,! Oh, he's

0:49:140:49:19

gone! He's dropped it! And we rarely

see this. He was going for his

0:49:190:49:30

little shifty trick on the end of

that 540, wasn't he?

Is amazing! I

0:49:300:49:35

love that! How did he do that?! A

glimpse of the wizardry that Marcus

0:49:350:49:42

Kleveland is capable of. So often we

just see him doing enormous spins

0:49:420:49:46

but once you start to slow things

down, you get absolute magic, like

0:49:460:49:50

that. Mark McMorris looking very,

very happy at the moment. There is

0:49:500:49:59

still one run left here at the men's

snowboard slopestyle finals. Mark

0:49:590:50:04

McMorris currently in gold medal

position. The Norwegian Staale

0:50:040:50:07

Sandbech in second and the second

placed qualifier from yesterday, who

0:50:070:50:13

Carlos Garcia Knight, complete the

top three just the fans here in

0:50:130:50:17

Venus park, though, -- here in

Phoenix park, though, really

0:50:170:50:22

enjoying themselves, we've had an

incredible show so far. The

0:50:220:50:26

superpowers of snowboard slopestyle

going to vote if you're just joining

0:50:260:50:33

us, this is the Olympic snowboard

slopestyle men's final and it is the

0:50:330:50:39

final run. Staale Sandbech, one of

the most gifted snowboarders in the

0:50:390:50:47

world, in his third Olympics,

already has a silver medal, and he's

0:50:470:50:51

got what it takes.

I was just about

to say, he just needs to clean this

0:50:510:50:56

run up. He made mistakes on his

first and second runs, if he can

0:50:560:51:01

clean it up, he's going to be

looking good. That's such a good

0:51:010:51:07

line, Switch 270.

He is backing a

lot in but he's not slowing down, is

0:51:070:51:11

he?

Now, needs to pick up some speed

here... Looking good, into the

0:51:110:51:17

jumps, come on, Staale Sandbech.

There's three and a half... And he's

0:51:170:51:26

gone!

Commentator's curse! He hasn't

looked comfortable on that first

0:51:260:51:29

kicker, has he?

No.

So, 38.13,

Staale Sandbech has a long and

0:51:290:51:40

agonising wait to see if the best in

the game can overhaul his score. So,

0:51:400:51:48

Red Gerard, the young rider on whom

all American hopes are pinned.

Come

0:51:480:51:57

on, Red! Literally took the words

out of my mouth, I was going to say

0:51:570:52:01

that! He's got a lot of pressure,

he's well respect to, loved in the

0:52:010:52:05

snowboard community.

He's a

snowboarder's snowboarder, sixth of

0:52:050:52:11

seven kids, he built a snow part in

his back yard and in Colorado.

And

0:52:110:52:15

he does this...

Look at that! A big

nose blowing over the goalpost!

0:52:150:52:21

Shift apple three on that one!

There's a new desktop screensaver!

0:52:210:52:26

Now, threw the ball... If you can't

see it there or hear it, he's just

0:52:260:52:31

letting the nose of the board clip

that rail on the way over, tucking

0:52:310:52:37

up. Now, he needs the speed through

here...

Switch backside, better

0:52:370:52:42

speed, much better speed.

Found the

pace and he's taken off halfway

0:52:420:52:47

along...

Oh, he's landed that one!

Pumping for speed here! You can see

0:52:470:52:53

him willingness on! And he's got a

triple... Yes! Yes, Red! Oh, Red

0:52:530:53:02

Gerard, he's a cat amongst the

pigeons! And you were talking about

0:53:020:53:07

pressure, the whole of America

pressure on his shoulders, and he

0:53:070:53:11

has gone and delivered! That was

clean! Friend! And what he's done,

0:53:110:53:15

this is incredible... Oh!

0:53:150:53:22

this is incredible... Oh! 87.16 four

Red Gerard, he doesn't know it, he

0:53:220:53:25

can't see!

No way!

Is looking at it,

saying, really?! Three riders left

0:53:250:53:35

to drop, all of them have the

pedigree, the repertoire and the

0:53:350:53:39

experience to take down Red Gerard.

The first of them to drop is Mark

0:53:390:53:46

McMorris, the most successful

slopestyle rider in history.

Really

0:53:460:53:50

nice top rail section, 450 out

there.

So technical.

Yes, it's a big

0:53:500:53:57

gap from that one-hit. Very nearly

coming up short on that 270, and

0:53:570:54:01

he's come off early, so he's going

to have to step it up now.

First

0:54:010:54:06

time he's got that really

well-balanced.

Yeah, that was really

0:54:060:54:10

nice, love that. Now, he needs the

jump run of his life here... Switch

0:54:100:54:13

backside... 1260... He needs all the

speed he can get here. One, two,

0:54:130:54:21

three... It's there! It's absolutely

huge! Now, hold your nerve, Mark

0:54:210:54:26

McMorris!

No!

He's going to!

0:54:260:54:36

McMorris!

No!

He's going to!

-- he's

gone. So, the bronze medallist from

0:54:400:54:46

such oh, no knows that the gold

medal here in Pyeongchang will elude

0:54:460:54:50

him. Now, struck yourselves in,

Marcus Kleveland, this kid is on

0:54:500:54:56

paper the best slopestyle rider in

the world, he has failed to put down

0:54:560:55:00

a clean run in the first and second

descent, can he do it now when it

0:55:000:55:06

matters? The pressure is immense.

Yeah, he is literally taking a bath

0:55:060:55:19

in a pressure cooker right now, this

is what he's doing! Unbelievable!

0:55:190:55:23

He's going to be absolutely feeling

run. Huge switch it! Look how slow

0:55:230:55:28

he is, he's a so relaxed! There's

one, two, three... He's gone!

The

0:55:280:55:38

backside 1080 has been his undoing!

And the switch backside 1080 was his

0:55:380:55:44

undoing here! The man who's been

forcing square pegs into round holes

0:55:440:55:51

for the first two runs, is he going

to try the frontside triple again?

0:55:510:55:57

We have seen him slam so hard! Look

at him, he wants this!

It's the Only

0:55:570:56:03

Way Is Essex gold now, is if he can

do a frontside triple, because the

0:56:030:56:08

rest of his run isn't strong enough

without it.

0:56:080:56:14

without it. Backside 360, 180 off,

he's been flawless through these

0:56:190:56:23

rails...

He's proved a lot of people

wrong with his rail section today.

0:56:230:56:27

Now, needs to take it easy on the

backside rodeo. Here we go, hold

0:56:270:56:32

your breath... One, two, three and a

half... That's the 1260 out of the

0:56:320:56:39

way. Is speed with him? Just the

double... He's played safe, he's not

0:56:390:56:46

unveiled the triple!

Oh! Backside

1440 to finish off! He cleans the

0:56:460:56:59

run up, he steers clear of the

triple on the second jump - what do

0:56:590:57:03

the judges do now? This is it, the

judges have got a huge, huge

0:57:030:57:11

decision to make now. 86! It's

silver medal position the Max

0:57:110:57:20

Parrot! The American 17-year-old Red

Gerard barnstormeds the slopestyle

0:57:200:57:28

finals! Two Canadian medals, one

American, and the Norwegians are

0:57:280:57:34

left wanting.

Essentially turned up

with a packet of crayons and

0:57:340:57:41

delivered a Monet, didn't he? That

delivered, it lived up to all

0:57:410:57:50

expectation! Red Gerard will take

the gold back to the states. In

0:57:500:57:53

silver medal position, Max Parrot,

with Mark McMorris taking bronze.

0:57:530:57:59

Red Gerard, the American meat in a

Canadian sandwich. Gold medal for

0:57:590:58:08

the kid from Colorado at the first

time of asking.

Congratulations,

0:58:080:58:12

Red.

0:58:120:58:21

I can imagine life'sgoing to be very

different for him when he gets home.

0:58:210:58:30

It really is a good result, with the

last two years I've had, I kind of

0:58:300:58:34

need to pinch myself and tell myself

that, because in my body, I feel so

0:58:340:58:39

good, and I feel so ready, and I

feel like I'm at the top of my game,

0:58:390:58:45

but realistically, like, my body has

had a lot of change over the last

0:58:450:58:50

while, and I have probably done the

least amount of time as I have done

0:58:500:58:57

in my life, so it feels pretty cool

to be able to land the run which is

0:58:570:59:01

going to to get on the podium. I

just wish I could have cleaned it up

0:59:010:59:04

a little bit but it's all good.

I

can easily say I am in a cloud right

0:59:040:59:09

now! Super happy, especially to end

my third run after bailing twice in

0:59:090:59:14

a row, I felt a lot of pressure to

land this one. And I think if I

0:59:140:59:18

would have failed three times in a

row, I would have been really,

0:59:180:59:21

really not happy. So, I'm happy to

have been able to deal with the

0:59:210:59:24

pressure, the stress, and put it

down. So, this is my first Olympic

0:59:240:59:30

medal, and I'm happy to put a check

next to that for my career.

I was

0:59:300:59:37

surprised even to make it to the

finals of the Olympics, and to get

0:59:370:59:41

first is above me, I don't even know

what's going on to be honest right

0:59:410:59:44

now.

You weren't even the absolute

favourite going into it?

No, I was

0:59:440:59:48

not even close. Of Canada and Norway

have some of the best riders. Norway

0:59:480:59:56

has got Staale Sandbech and the

others and Canada has got so many.

0:59:561:00:01

Mark landed some of the best runs

today, and so did Max.

When you

1:00:011:00:05

entered that third run, what were

you thinking?

I just wanted to land

1:00:051:00:10

a cost, to be honest. That is how I

go into every competition, just to

1:00:101:00:15

land a run, and after that it is up

to the judges.

That was a final

1:00:151:00:19

worthy of the Olympics are.

Yesterday after qualifying we said

1:00:191:00:22

that everything had gone to script -

today that could not have been

1:00:221:00:26

further from the truth?

I genuinely

thought this was going to be a

1:00:261:00:29

battle between

1:00:291:00:30

thought this was going to be a

battle between Canada and Norway for

1:00:301:00:31

the gold. Marcus Kleveland, I almost

had him settle that.

1:00:311:00:44

The last three events he has been in

in slopestyle he has won all of

1:00:541:00:57

them, so he can deal with the

pressure, but it must have been to

1:00:571:00:59

do with the wind.

He is one of the

lightest and smallest riders are,

1:00:591:01:02

but the irony is that the lightest

and smallest of all of them won

1:01:021:01:05

gold?!

I think it is also worth

mentioning that snowboarding, it is

1:01:051:01:09

in the back of everyone's mind that

it might be getting a bit

1:01:091:01:13

standardised, all the tricks

becoming a little bit the same, but

1:01:131:01:16

he was creative out there today, and

Red Gerard won the gold medal but it

1:01:161:01:20

is also a big win for snowboarding

today.

1:01:201:01:27

The Americans of stolen from under

the noses of the Canadians and

1:01:331:01:35

Americans. Red Gerard has won

himself an entire new legion of fans

1:01:351:01:40

in the shape of Liverpool

supporters.

1:01:401:01:43

That is short for Redmond. The women

slopestyle has been cancelled

1:01:431:01:47

because of the weather so everyone

goes straight through to the final,

1:01:471:01:50

including Aimee Fuller of Great

Britain. Two runs tomorrow in the

1:01:501:01:54

early hours of this morning -- of

the morning, one o'clock.

Let's talk

1:01:541:01:59

about Red Gerard. He had a disaster

in the first two runs, amazing to

1:01:591:02:04

have that much strength

psychologically. Going into the last

1:02:041:02:07

run he was in last place. He knew he

had to pull out the perfect run. He

1:02:071:02:12

looked so relaxed. 18 of his family

members there.

He executed from

1:02:121:02:16

start to finish. He said that for

him it is more about having a good

1:02:161:02:22

time, not that it medals or where

you are in the leaderboard.

Almost

1:02:221:02:29

in a way it does not matter. He's so

young, 17, he does not understand

1:02:291:02:34

pressure yet. He went out there and

put it down. Those guys did not push

1:02:341:02:43

themselves fire and.

1:02:431:02:43

put it down. Those guys did not push

themselves fire and.

Let's have a

1:02:431:02:45

look at is run. Toppers threw it in

terms of technique and how much you

1:02:451:02:49

have to adapt what you were planning

on.

These guys have seen this

1:02:491:02:53

course. They have seen how it has

panned out but they have to adapt

1:02:531:02:58

continuously with the speed. Coming

in the, taking a little bit of time

1:02:581:03:01

off, this is his click over the goal

posts. No one else did that. It

1:03:011:03:08

flows, it is like Roger Federer

playing tennis. There is no braced

1:03:081:03:13

effort, it is precision to the

maximum.

It seems like everything is

1:03:131:03:17

happening in slow motion. He does

pick up the speed but even when it

1:03:171:03:22

late 60s going slow, he finishes

everything.

Look at the rotation,

1:03:221:03:26

the aggression. He pumps before the

last few jumps to get up to speed.

1:03:261:03:30

He knows he can do it with big kite.

Look at the landings, the pump on

1:03:301:03:36

the board, looking for it.

1:03:361:03:45

the board, looking for it. He left

it all to this anti-delivered.

He is

1:03:461:03:47

such an athlete, years 5'5" and

weighs a handed in £18, eight stone

1:03:471:03:50

£4. He is a featherweight. This is

the first medal of the Olympics for

1:03:501:03:53

the USA. He will be in big air at

the end of the game might as well.

1:03:531:03:58

He will take the confidence going

forward. At this point he did not

1:03:581:04:02

even know, he knew he had fun. He

ended up executing his perfect line.

1:04:021:04:08

A phenomenal success for him. He

will be the darling for the USA.

1:04:081:04:13

Yes, we talked about them not having

a great day so they need to medals

1:04:131:04:17

to start coming so the rest of the

team left their game. As an example

1:04:171:04:22

of how young he is, he put this

photograph up on Instagram. This is

1:04:221:04:28

only a couple of years ago. What a

clock. He does not take himself too

1:04:281:04:32

seriously. Snowboarders are fiercely

competitive with themselves. We saw

1:04:321:04:38

Jamie Nicholls talking about this,

delivering the best performance he

1:04:381:04:42

can do. They cannot control anyone

else. Red Gerard wanted to do the

1:04:421:04:47

best he could. He did his best but

he did not know if it was good

1:04:471:04:51

enough for a podium. He was not in

the league at that point.

After

1:04:511:04:57

Lizzy Yarnold on her gold medal in

skeleton, the British Olympic

1:04:571:05:01

Association said they had 35,000

applications straightaway from women

1:05:011:05:04

and girls wanting to do it. I think

this slopestyle will have the same

1:05:041:05:09

effect on young kids. I agree. They

will see this angle, I want to do

1:05:091:05:14

that.

Skateboarding, free running,

there are sports on the. People can

1:05:141:05:20

see his age and evil thing, I could

transfer this to a winter sport. We

1:05:201:05:25

have all these snow domes, with

rails and jumps in the UK. We have

1:05:251:05:30

avenues for people can transition

those grassroot skill. Have you

1:05:301:05:34

tried it? I am terrible in the air.

When I retired I went down to my

1:05:341:05:40

local gym to try and get better at

locations.

I am useless at it. Do

1:05:401:05:44

you love the fact the Winter

Olympics are expanding to drawing

1:05:441:05:48

more different types of people?

It

needs to. Not everyone can be a

1:05:481:05:53

downhill skier, not everyone wants

to wear like and go 80 mph. There

1:05:531:05:58

are creative people out there. Dance

is popular for young girls in the

1:05:581:06:02

UK. Then they see fit -- then they

see this and they think might it be

1:06:021:06:10

a winter Olympian. It has to

encompass everything.

You can go to

1:06:101:06:12

the BBC website, get inspired,

information on where you could take

1:06:121:06:16

this up. When you arrive at the

Olympic Games, the first thing you

1:06:161:06:20

see is the Olympic Village, where

you're going to stay. Radzi can show

1:06:201:06:24

us around.

1:06:241:06:25

you're going to stay. Radzi can show

us around.

1:06:251:06:28

Each and every one of those flags

represent the country competing here

1:06:281:06:32

in the Winter Olympics and this is

the Olympic athlete Village. We have

1:06:321:06:36

come to take a look around.

Genuinely no idea what goes on here.

1:06:361:06:41

All I know is it says recreation

area. This is my kind of place.

1:06:411:06:47

Pool, table hockey, basically one

conclusion, it does not matter what

1:06:471:06:53

country you come from, entertainment

is a universal language. Sometimes

1:06:531:06:57

you have to have your arm twisted to

do things. I will just take this one

1:06:571:07:03

for the team, the massage chair. I

have never sat in one of these

1:07:031:07:07

before. I will get used to this. It

has started. That is really good. It

1:07:071:07:12

is pressing. Let's never move from

here. With the temperature is being

1:07:121:07:23

officially Baltic, the place you

come to replenish the calories is

1:07:231:07:26

riding here, the official dining

hall. I cannot get in because I am

1:07:261:07:30

not an athlete but it smells very

good. We are in part of the gym

1:07:301:07:36

which is the car deal focused area.

This is where the athletes cannot

1:07:361:07:40

get much stronger or fitter but they

can make sure they keep things

1:07:401:07:44

ticking over for the most important

day of their lives. When the Team GB

1:07:441:07:51

athletes are not competing or

training to compete, they are inside

1:07:511:07:56

here, the Team GB headquarters. We

have been invited inside. It says

1:07:561:08:01

please do not disturb. That is not

there -- that is for a very good

1:08:011:08:05

reason because the bobsleigh guys

have just had a nap. I am told it is

1:08:051:08:11

messy, it is lived in. Straightaway

we have seen a man in his boxers.

1:08:111:08:17

How are we doing? Good, good. Good

to see you. How are you feeling?

1:08:171:08:21

Your first Winter Olympics. Amazing,

and toppled the world.

Everyone is

1:08:211:08:25

feeling incredible. The second

Olympics and Britain's third fastest

1:08:251:08:31

man?

Yes, that is nice, the second

Olympics is as exciting as a first.

1:08:311:08:36

I just want to get out there, it has

been such a build-up.

There is no

1:08:361:08:40

question about the team spirit. You

obviously get on?

He talks in his

1:08:401:08:46

sleep so we get on in the day.

Can I

see the Helmut? Yes. This will be

1:08:461:08:50

the helmet you will be wearing?

Yes,

this will be the helmet when you see

1:08:501:08:55

me rocking to the blog and sliding

down I will be wearing this.

What

1:08:551:09:00

has been going through your head

before the most important

1:09:001:09:02

performance of your life?

It feels

good, we're happy. We compete

1:09:021:09:06

against these guys all year round at

the World Cup. This is the big one

1:09:061:09:10

we want to win.

Great access from

Radzi. You stayed in the Olympic

1:09:101:09:17

Village. The gym looked like the

busiest spot, as it should be.

It is

1:09:171:09:20

the most amazing people watching in

that gym. Athletes with every type

1:09:201:09:25

of body, you're playing a guessing

game, must be a speed skater, look

1:09:251:09:29

at those quads. She is tiny, she

might be an ice bands. I used to get

1:09:291:09:35

overexcited. What can I give to this

amazing athletic body, training, so

1:09:351:09:40

I used to stand on a Swiss ball.

1:09:401:09:47

That was my skill. People were like,

she is a skier. I would have stood

1:09:531:09:56

on the plate. There is a thing that

those massage. It is not very

1:09:561:09:59

flattering if you are in super slow

motion, but it is great. The massage

1:09:591:10:02

chairs is a new addition.

It shows

the technology.

Is it easy to relax

1:10:021:10:04

in the? No, and everyone is buzzing

at different times because all the

1:10:041:10:07

athletes have different performance

times. The short track speed skaters

1:10:071:10:11

are getting ready to peak in the

evening. The entertainment is a

1:10:111:10:16

distraction. You've got to have

downtime. Lots of sports in the

1:10:161:10:21

Winter Games are dangerous. Your

brain cannot be switched on the

1:10:211:10:25

whole time. Especially over two

weeks, you have got to have the

1:10:251:10:28

downtime so you do not fatigue. It

looks like Kevin, you're watching

1:10:281:10:32

going, it looks great.

It does, but

they've got to concentrate on the

1:10:321:10:37

sport. For something like moguls,

you have the combination of

1:10:371:10:42

performance with speed, with

incredible juddering. To me, this

1:10:421:10:46

looks like it is brittle on the

knees.

So many different elements.

1:10:461:10:56

That is why the outfits have circles

on the knees, so you can see the

1:10:561:11:00

bouncing.

We can have a look at the

qualifying. It will be later this

1:11:001:11:03

morning.

1:11:031:11:08

morning. Let's have a look at this

competitor and her style. This is

1:11:091:11:16

what you do to get it spot on?

I am

useless at this because of my metal

1:11:161:11:20

leg.

1:11:201:11:21

useless at this because of my metal

leg. They mostly save the biggest

1:11:211:11:23

tricks for the second one. It is all

about the rhythm. She has got to get

1:11:231:11:28

the full. Look at the speed they are

carrying. This sport is judged and

1:11:281:11:33

timed.

You have to be super precise.

Do they physically make those bumps.

1:11:331:11:41

Yes, they are carved. It might even

be elegant chronicling out, so they

1:11:411:11:44

are an equal distance the whole way

down.

Let's look at some of the

1:11:441:11:48

other good runs. The Canadian was

another one. We will join

1:11:481:11:57

qualification life. Another ten from

20 will go through.

These were the

1:11:571:12:01

best runs on Friday. I talked about

the long poles of cross country.

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Like how short those poles are. They

are starting them into the moguls

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for timing. Look at her quick and

precise feet, going from side to

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side, amazing feat. The knees are

highlighted in the outfits so the

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judges can see, so she can highlight

her strength.

Beautiful pike

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execution. Red Gerard when the men

slopestyle at the age of 17. Britney

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Cox from as Kilmarnock was only 15

when she competed in Vancouver. She

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is still going strong and she has

set some standard.

Lovely. You can

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see pulling her legs up. It is

difficult to land that jump and get

1:12:411:12:45

back the rhythm. Slopestyle is all

about jumping. They have got to hand

1:12:451:12:50

the agility of these bumps, and then

they cannot land and take a breath.

1:12:501:12:55

This allows countries that may not

have massive mountains, but have

1:12:551:12:59

maintenance big enough to do bumps

-- to do moguls.

Exactly. In

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Vancouver it was right in the town

because they only need at 200 metre

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vertical drop for it.

It is night

came in Korea. Look at that. It is

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coming up to 7:30pm and Magilton is

in position and he will guide us

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through the runners and riders and

what to look out for in this second

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part of qualification.

Thank you. Good evening. We are at

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the Phoenix now part. This is the

start list for qualification. 20

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athletes are going but only ten will

go through to the finals, which get

1:13:401:13:44

under way at nine o'clock local

time, that is midday in the UK,

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tonight. This list will be cut in

half quite ruthlessly. Ten have

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already qualified from Freddie's

initial qualification. That includes

1:13:541:13:58

most of the big names, but some will

be skiing again in qualification

1:13:581:14:04

two. They would have hoped to go

through automatically and they will

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have a point to prove. These are the

scenes at the top of the course.

1:14:071:14:12

Light snow falling. We do not get

lots of snow in this part of Korea.

1:14:121:14:18

70% of the Korean peninsula is

mountainous. But they are small

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mountains, as you were alluding to

in the studio, compared to the Alps

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and Pyrenees. Therefore the

Canadians from the scores do well,

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the Australians do well, because

they train on the small mountains

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with short bump runs. The judges are

up in their tower. There are seven

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of them in total. The turns make up

60% of the marks, it used to be 50%.

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It has increased to 60%. The air

makes up 20% and the timing makes up

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20%. We have seven judges overseeing

the bumps competition. Once again,

1:14:561:15:04

it is packed that the Phoenix now

part. They have been watching the

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slopestyle alongside, the snowboard

slopestyle, earlier today. Now the

1:15:101:15:13

second qualification of the women's

moguls gets under way. Pertakhiya,

1:15:131:15:20

from the Olympic athletes from Roger

team, she will be the first to ski.

1:15:201:15:28

There are a few turns to compete

before the first kicker. -- to

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complete. Then the main bulk of the

turns between kicker number one and

1:15:331:15:37

number two. The Russian gets under

way. Good times. Old fashion, it

1:15:371:15:44

traditional 360. But she has lost

control. That is where her Olympic

1:15:441:15:49

Games ends. There is no coming back

from that sort of mistake. She will

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not be progressing to the finals at

nine o'clock local time tonight. We

1:15:541:16:01

go from 20 in finals number 12 12 in

finals number two, down to the last

1:16:011:16:07

six he will do battle for the

medals. Pertakhiya finishes with a

1:16:071:16:13

flourish, but the damage was done

early on.

1:16:131:16:20

It is all over for her now, which is

a

1:16:241:16:28

It is all over for her now, which is

a shame because she landed this jump

1:16:281:16:31

fairly solidly but never got it back

under control, and for

1:16:311:16:34

self-preservation she put the brakes

on.

1:16:341:16:44

on. Into a snowplough as she landed,

she was desperately fighting to get

1:16:441:16:49

her weight over the middle of the

skis, but there was no coming back.

1:16:491:16:53

So, the score is irrelevant.

1:16:531:17:03

So, the score is irrelevant. The

score it got on Friday in first

1:17:031:17:07

qualification is top right of that

graphic, it's not enough to see her

1:17:071:17:10

through. Those are the details, snow

temperature and air temperature.

1:17:101:17:26

Next to ski, Jin Wang, from China.

She is away, Jin Wang, skiing the

1:17:261:17:35

first set of terms nicely. 360 off

the first kicker. And again, losing

1:17:351:17:41

is her rhythm -- loses her rhythm

slightly as she gets set for the

1:17:411:17:48

money terms in the middle of the

course, starting to pick up

1:17:481:17:51

Goodspeed. And losing control

slightly. Getting knocked out of the

1:17:511:17:55

rhythm of the track. Now, she's back

over the top of the skis as she

1:17:551:18:02

focuses her mind on the second jump

and goes in for two, quick rotation.

1:18:021:18:07

It wasn't a great finish, though. 35

point S one seconds of. So, it was a

1:18:071:18:13

little slow.

1:18:131:18:21

little slow. -- 35.01 seconds.

1:18:211:18:29

There were some good moments in this

run for Wang Jin of China but she

1:18:431:18:56

won't score highly and she was off

balance as she landed that jump, the

1:18:561:18:59

20-year-old. Not as good as her

score from first qualifying on

1:18:591:19:06

Friday. Now, one of the more it is

very instant -- one of the more

1:19:061:19:13

experienced

1:19:131:19:18

experienced competitors, Deborah

Scanzio, 31 years old. First

1:19:191:19:21

kicker... Oh, nicely done. 11th in

Sochi four years ago, tenth in

1:19:211:19:30

Vancouver, ninth in Turin, ninth,

tenth and 11th in the last three

1:19:301:19:37

Olympic Winter Games, looking for a

place in the final. This is the best

1:19:371:19:40

we've seen so far tonight. She'd got

corked on that back somersault,

1:19:401:19:46

that's a good run from Deborah

Scanzio, she'll be pretty happy with

1:19:461:19:49

that. That will put her into first

place in this second round of

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qualifying. We have 20 athletes

skiing tonight to, but only ten will

1:19:531:20:00

go through to join the ten who

qualified on Friday. Lots to enjoy

1:20:001:20:05

in this run from Deborah Scanzio,

look at the rhythm. The red bands

1:20:051:20:09

around the knees, designed to aid

the judges in their deliberation of

1:20:091:20:14

the terms of. Good rhythm from

Scanzio. The second jump publisher

1:20:141:20:19

got slightly off axis, the judges

will have a chance to review all of

1:20:191:20:28

this via the slow motion.

1:20:281:20:34

this via the slow motion. Scanzio,

so that puts her into top spot

1:20:381:20:41

amongst the second group of

qualifiers. Next

1:20:411:20:51

qualifiers. Next to ski, one of the

brave cousins from the host nation,

1:20:511:20:58

this is Seo Jung Hwa. Back

somersault... Slightly on the back

1:20:581:21:04

of her skis but managed to get her

weight forward again and she's

1:21:041:21:08

ripping it up through the middle

part of the course, as we follow her

1:21:081:21:11

from the side. Really solid terms

here. Nothing wrong with the middle

1:21:111:21:16

part of the course, she's got with

in the bumps... Good speed! Full

1:21:161:21:21

twisting back somersault off the

second kicker! A little bit straight

1:21:211:21:26

line as she landed that second jump.

The speed was good and the Korean

1:21:261:21:30

supporters enjoyed it. Good skiing

from Seo Jung Hwa from Korea. The

1:21:301:21:36

time points are in. So, she's the

highest scorer on the 20% time score

1:21:361:21:45

so far.

1:21:451:21:50

so far. In the middle part of the

corset she got really good rhythm, a

1:21:501:21:54

little flick with the pole plant on

the top of the bumps, with the skis

1:21:541:21:58

carving between the moguls, and it

was a spectacular full twisting back

1:21:581:22:03

to complete her run.

1:22:031:22:08

71.58, best score of the night so

far. Next to ski, the Norwegian

1:22:131:22:20

athlete.

1:22:201:22:25

athlete. 22 years of age. And on her

way.

1:22:261:22:34

way. Norway with a decent record in

the women's moguls over the years.

1:22:341:22:41

Hasn't been totally controlled, but

it is good to watch, it's

1:22:411:22:45

spectacular skiing from the

Norwegian! A Norwegian won this

1:22:451:22:52

event in 2002, and also in 1994 on

home snow in Lillehammer. And Hedvig

1:22:521:23:02

Wessel may well have done enough to

put herself in the final here

1:23:021:23:05

tonight. Remember, we're looking for

the best ten to go up against the

1:23:051:23:09

already qualified ten. And then it

will be the next round, when 12 will

1:23:091:23:15

be whittled down to the last six,

who will go for the three medals.

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Hedvig Wessel, 26th in Sochi four

years ago. She's moved on in leaps

1:23:201:23:27

and bounds in the intervening

Olympic cycle. Forward somersault,

1:23:271:23:34

you don't see a lot of that in

moguls, it's a tough trick to pull

1:23:341:23:37

off, because your natural rhythm

dictates that a back somersault on

1:23:371:23:45

the kickers, the way they are

shaped, is the easier option. Hedvig

1:23:451:23:48

Wessel goes into second position.

71.66 her score and she looks pretty

1:23:481:24:00

happy with the way things have

worked out so far. Next, the

1:24:001:24:03

26-year-old Austrian. Austrians tend

to focus on Alpine skiing but there

1:24:031:24:10

are one or two decent bump skiers

out there

1:24:101:24:19

out there ready Melanie Meilinger is

the top Austrian at the moment, and

1:24:191:24:21

she is away. First kicker

approaching... Slightly over

1:24:211:24:24

rotated. It was more like a 400

degrees rotation. She has chosen to

1:24:241:24:30

come skier's left. Look how still

the upper body is, head and

1:24:301:24:36

shoulders facing down the four line,

knees doing the absorption as she

1:24:361:24:42

cast her way through the middle part

of the course. It certainly won't be

1:24:421:24:45

the quickest cost of the night so

far, but it's been good to watch.

1:24:451:24:49

Eczema salt... And she makes the

final few terms, and Melanie

1:24:491:24:58

Meilinger with a pretty solid run.

25th in first qualifying, made a big

1:24:581:25:07

mistake on Friday. That was the

landing on that 360. Skis slightly

1:25:071:25:13

further apart than she would have

liked. Look at the hands on the

1:25:131:25:18

poles, with a loose hold on the ski

poles, just to absorb vibrations, it

1:25:181:25:25

is a pretty heavy hit with the pole

plant on top of the bumps. 71.66

1:25:251:25:32

skis away and waits for the score to

come in.

1:25:321:25:38

come in. 57.71, she's been penalised

quite heavily there for the

1:25:411:25:45

mistakes. Now, the second of the

Korean cousins. Standing bottom left

1:25:451:25:51

of your screen. The second of the

Korean cousins next.

1:25:511:26:04

Korean cousins next. And Seo Jee Won

is off. Straight back into the

1:26:041:26:08

rhythm of the track... Now, she

starts to eat up the bumps, knees

1:26:081:26:16

absolutely locked in a tight

together. Not much wrong with this

1:26:161:26:19

sort of skiing from Seo Jee Won.

Hasn't made a mistake in the middle

1:26:191:26:23

part of the track - can she nail

this bottom jump? The kicker is

1:26:231:26:27

approaching... Top back somersault,

landed sweetly! And finishes with a

1:26:271:26:36

time of 31.55 seconds. Good skiing

from Seo Jee Won from Korea.

1:26:361:26:50

Here we go, first kicker, styled out

that 360. Immediately put in the

1:26:551:27:03

left-footed turn to continue on her

way, knees up to the chest.

1:27:031:27:11

way, knees up to the chest. Mogul

skiers have relatively short career

1:27:111:27:14

is, you won't be surprised to learn,

with the punishment that Denise take

1:27:141:27:17

in the bumps. -- the punishment that

Denise

1:27:171:27:27

Denise -- that knees take in the

bumps.

1:27:301:27:36

bumps. And they've given her a

68.46.

1:27:391:27:50

Now, 68.46 was the silver medallist

behind her sister four years ago in

1:27:511:27:55

Sochi. She did not have a great run

on Friday and she will hope to turn

1:27:551:27:59

it on here. 360... Oh, a Paul

Anderson! And she was fighting for

1:27:591:28:07

control. Now, she's back over the

top of her skis and she has done

1:28:071:28:12

well to get back into the rhythm of

the track. Absorbing the bumps

1:28:121:28:16

nicely and setting up for the last

few terms before the kicker. She

1:28:161:28:19

will have to go big... It IS big!

Lands the second kicker well and

1:28:191:28:24

skis away. So, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe

with a mixed bag there. She scored

1:28:241:28:31

well on the time points.

1:28:311:28:36

well on the time points. She clocked

29.45 through the clock, giving her

1:28:371:28:43

time points of 14.81. Most of the

competitors go anticlockwise on the

1:28:431:28:47

360. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe goes

clockwise.

1:28:471:28:53

clockwise. Here's the second jump,

you're right, iron cross, got a lot

1:28:531:29:02

of height and distance, left herself

with just another six turns to make

1:29:021:29:07

before the finish line.

1:29:071:29:13

before the finish line. She is fifth

for the moment, 69.53. So, it is the

1:29:131:29:22

score from Friday which puts her in

fifth at the moment - no improvement

1:29:221:29:26

following that poor landing. Next,

one of the Olympic Athletes from

1:29:261:29:33

Russia. And Ekaterina Stolyarova is

away. Eight turns before the first

1:29:331:29:42

kicker, and here it comes... 360...

But it is a bit conservative. Write

1:29:421:29:48

down the centre of the course, and

look at the style. This is classic,

1:29:481:29:54

tact book bump skiing technique,

effortless, easy, smooth transition

1:29:541:29:57

from turn to turn. Just one mistake

so far in the middle part of the

1:29:571:30:02

course, as she gets airborne again!

Back somersault, soft landing and

1:30:021:30:06

away! That's one of the best runs

with scene tonight, from Ekaterina

1:30:061:30:14

Stolyarova.

1:30:141:30:19

Stolyarova. 29 years old, lots of

experience.

1:30:201:30:27

experience. 19thth in Sochi four

years ago, made the top ten in 2010

1:30:271:30:31

in Vancouver. This was smooth and

effortless from Ekaterina

1:30:311:30:36

Stolyarova.

1:30:361:30:40

Stolyarova. No iron cross on the

second aerial, but the landing was

1:30:441:30:47

good and the coach was pleased with

what he saw.

1:30:471:30:55

73.4, put her into top spot at the

moment, leading qualification number

1:30:581:31:01

two.

1:31:011:31:10

two. Regina Rakhimova will be next

to go. 28-year-old Russian, part of

1:31:101:31:20

the OAR team. She has been top ten

before, but no medals so far. She is

1:31:201:31:26

away. Regina Rakhimova, cruising

through the first few turns. 360

1:31:261:31:37

clockwise, a little long on the

first couple of terms after the

1:31:371:31:40

jump. Now she has found her form and

rhythm. Bumps being eaten up by the

1:31:401:31:47

latest of the OAR team on this

course. This is good skiing from

1:31:471:31:52

Regina Rakhimova. Legs burning now.

A big double grab on that back

1:31:521:31:59

somersault, that was a spectacular

conclusion to her run. Nice work in

1:31:591:32:02

her third Olympics from Regina

Rakhimova. Surely she has done

1:32:021:32:09

enough to make it through to the

first of the finals. She is -- which

1:32:091:32:15

is due at midday UK time. Whittled

down to 12 and then six in the super

1:32:151:32:21

final, when the medals will be

decided. The second kicker - look at

1:32:211:32:30

the grab here. Hamstrings. Reg to

make that happen.

1:32:301:32:41

make that happen. -- hamstrings at

full stretch to make that happen.

1:32:411:32:52

JoCo Anthony is next ago, the first

of the Australians, just 19 years

1:32:521:32:55

old. A huge moment for her

qualifications score in round one --

1:32:551:33:04

JoCo Anthony.

1:33:041:33:10

She has chosen to go skier's left on

this course. Three distinct lines to

1:33:151:33:20

choose from here. Jakara Anthony has

skied the second section absolutely

1:33:201:33:31

brilliantly so far. Good style.

31.69 on the clock. Aussie fans,

1:33:311:33:37

plenty of them here. The freestyle

and snowboard venue could be a happy

1:33:371:33:43

hunting ground for the Australian

team. No medals yet for the

1:33:431:33:49

Australian team. Netherlands lead

the medal table across the Olympic

1:33:491:33:54

disciplines right now. Jakara

Anthony in good shape. They still

1:33:541:34:02

have Madii

1:34:021:34:08

have Madii Himbury to come, with

Britteny Cox already qualified for

1:34:081:34:10

the first final. She qualified in

sixth position, a chance of getting

1:34:101:34:15

three or four Australians through to

the final tonight. Jakara Anthony is

1:34:151:34:20

up into second with that scorer

73.30 five. -- 70 3.35.

1:34:201:34:36

73.30 five. -- 70 3.35. Ayaulum

Amrenova, just 16 years of age. The

1:34:411:34:45

way she goes. 24th in the World

Championships last year. Whips

1:34:451:34:52

around the 360 but doesn't recover

her place on the track and will have

1:34:521:34:59

to rely on her score from Friday

night to help her out here. Back

1:34:591:35:07

into the track now, but the damage

was done after the missed landing at

1:35:071:35:12

the top of the course, and it is a

rather steady self-preservation sort

1:35:121:35:15

of

1:35:151:35:20

of continuation from Ayaulum

Amrenova of Kazakhstan.

1:35:201:35:29

Amrenova of Kazakhstan. 35.25

through the clock. Whipped around

1:35:291:35:34

that first 360 but then had to put

the skis sideways to slow herself

1:35:341:35:39

down. Then she was fighting for

balance, eventually putting the

1:35:391:35:43

brakes on and starting all over

again. Here is the second jump,

1:35:431:35:48

backflip I am cross. Quick rotation

to complete the run. -- I am -- iron

1:35:481:36:01

cross. Let's see what the judges

score her. She will have to use the

1:36:011:36:06

52.78 from the other night, which

put her way down the list at the

1:36:061:36:09

moment. One G Yan for China is next

to ski.

1:36:091:36:22

-- Guan Ziyan. Guan Ziyan is just

17. 25th that the World

1:36:251:36:34

Championships last year. She is in

similar trouble to Ayaulum Amrenova

1:36:341:36:40

who went before her. She hasn't

really got back into the rhythm. A

1:36:401:36:47

snowball this is chasing her down

the cause and is overtaking her. I

1:36:471:36:52

think the damage is already done.

Approaching the second kicker. She

1:36:521:36:58

has good height straight down to

make the landing. She clocked 35.5

1:36:581:37:04

seconds. The 17-year-old from the

People's Republic of China. She got

1:37:041:37:13

off to a shaky start.

1:37:131:37:19

off to a shaky start. The Chinese

are building a solid team in

1:37:191:37:22

preparation for their home Olympic

Games in four years when Beijing

1:37:221:37:27

will be the host city.

1:37:271:37:38

Second kicker, well executed, made

the landing. Soft snow. They have

1:37:401:37:44

been up there are trying to soften

up the snow on the two landings.

1:37:441:37:52

51.8 is the score that counts for

her. No medals up for grabs right

1:37:521:38:01

now. This is the second round of

qualifying, and this is Lea Bouard

1:38:011:38:04

from Germany. Approaching the first

kicker. She is skiing nicely, right

1:38:041:38:14

down the middle of the course. She

is finding good speed as well,

1:38:141:38:19

chased down the track by the camera

at the side of the moguls pitch

1:38:191:38:24

here, and she is eating up the

ground quickly. One or two terms

1:38:241:38:28

which could have been executed

better, but she floats the big

1:38:281:38:33

kicker around, lands well and skis

through, her time of 28.96, a solid

1:38:331:38:41

ski from the German, who may well

have done enough to qualify.

1:38:411:38:48

have done enough to qualify. Good

rhythm, really attacking the middle

1:38:481:38:50

part of the course. Straight into

the flow. This was the first kicker,

1:38:501:38:56

a clockwise 360. Took a little time

to establish her line after that

1:38:561:39:04

first jump. When she did, it was

entertaining to watch as she got a

1:39:041:39:10

huge amount of height of the second

kicker. She styled it out with an

1:39:101:39:16

iron cross. Lea Bouard from Germany

scores 65.08, putting her in 14th

1:39:161:39:28

position for the moment. STUDIO:

Those who have qualified will be

1:39:281:39:30

prudent finals.

1:39:301:39:31

We will show you the medals being

awarded at around 1:10pm. Amy

1:39:331:39:38

Williams is back. What do you think

watching that?

Having had four Major

1:39:381:39:44

knee operations, my knees are

hurting as I watch. I live in a

1:39:441:39:48

bungalow now.

Really?

Yes. Fair play

to them, I hope they have longevity

1:39:481:39:56

in their lives and can still walk.

Or they are older because they have

1:39:561:40:01

come back from multiple surgeries

and are still doing it. A lot of

1:40:011:40:06

people asking why they are wiggling

over the last section. The judges

1:40:061:40:08

are looking for three elements -

their turn speed, their airtime, and

1:40:081:40:18

the landing. That is why there is a

little bit of flair, a bit of extra

1:40:181:40:23

pole planting to get speed across

the line.

We will have more later

1:40:231:40:30

on, the final starting around

midday. We will join at around ten

1:40:301:40:34

past one for those we think will

make the medals. The reason Amy is

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here is because we have sliding

coming up. We will shortly be live

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with round three of the men's luge.

The great Felix Loch has won the

1:40:421:40:49

last two Olympic Games.

1:40:491:40:56

Roman Repilov, a 21-year-old, really

good first run. David Gleirscher

1:40:561:41:03

from Austria. He is capable of some

fast times down this track. And

1:41:031:41:08

there we go, he nips in itself ahead

of Felix Loch, leading into round

1:41:081:41:13

two. Can he now backed that up with

another fine run. Slower than the

1:41:131:41:22

first one. That opens the door for

Felix Loch and the others. Roman

1:41:221:41:26

Repilov has closed the gap on David

Gleirscher, but a terrible mistake

1:41:261:41:32

late on lie. If ever you could put

your money on somebody to deliver,

1:41:321:41:35

it is this German. That is all about

applying pressure. The defending

1:41:351:41:41

Olympic champion is in a wonderful

position now.

Felix Loch is very

1:41:411:41:47

cool. He will go first on the third

run and then they reverse it for the

1:41:471:41:50

last one.

1:41:501:41:51

run and then they reverse it for the

last one. What is the best place to

1:41:511:41:54

go?

You want to be first off because

the ice has been freshly treated.

1:41:541:41:59

The workers go down with a big hose

and sprinkle fresh water on so that

1:41:591:42:05

you have beautiful eyes. That is the

quickest ice to go on.

Why are Joe

1:42:051:42:12

Mennie so strong in this? They have

dominated it for years.

They have

1:42:121:42:16

three tracks.

1:42:161:42:24

three tracks. -- why are Joe Mennie

so strong in this? -- Joe

1:42:241:42:32

so strong in this? -- Joe Mennie --

Germany.

1:42:331:42:40

... It is all about your setup and

being able to play around, knowing

1:42:481:42:56

whether the eyes will be -5 -2 and

what will I do to

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whether the eyes will be -5 -2 and

what will I do to my equipment to be

1:43:001:43:02

able to steer properly and have

enough grip. You can watch him here,

1:43:021:43:06

straight into that perfect body

position, thinking about the

1:43:061:43:10

aerodynamics.

How much feet

steering, and how much are you doing

1:43:101:43:14

it with your shoulders?

A bit of

everything, depending on how hard

1:43:141:43:18

you want to steer, where you want to

steer in the corner. You don't want

1:43:181:43:26

the sled to skid, it so you are

trying to do the most subtle

1:43:261:43:30

steering. You want the oscillations,

the highs and lows in the corners,

1:43:301:43:37

to be as smooth as possible. He's

just move in and out of the corners,

1:43:371:43:43

no bumps, no skids, and he keeps

that tension in his body and lets

1:43:431:43:47

the sled run.

It is one of those

sports that you slightly think, back

1:43:471:43:52

in 1890, there was a frozen bit of

mountain and someone drank too much

1:43:521:43:56

and said, let's go down feet first

on a tray.

I would never do

1:43:561:44:07

on a tray.

I would never do luge,

and the luge athletes would probably

1:44:111:44:13

never do skeleton. Someone asked if

I would ever switch over, and I

1:44:131:44:15

said, you could, because it is the

same track. The equipment is

1:44:151:44:17

different. They are looking almost

over their toes. With skeleton, you

1:44:171:44:21

are on your stomach. I am steering

with my shoulders, pushing into the

1:44:211:44:26

sled. I think they are bonkers. Why

would you have your legs in front?

1:44:261:44:33

On that line, let's go to see the

third run life. Felix Loch will be

1:44:331:44:38

first down the track. John Jackson,

who piloted the men's Bob in Sochi

1:44:381:44:44

is alongside John Hunt with the

commentary. COMMENTATOR: Good

1:44:441:44:49

evening from Korea. This promises to

be very special, these final two

1:44:491:44:53

runs. Felix Loch in such a strong

position, as discussed with Claire

1:44:531:44:59

and Amy. But the race for the

medals, with anyone or perhaps seven

1:44:591:45:03

or eight fancying the chance later

on, John, of getting hold of some

1:45:031:45:09

silver or bronze, perhaps. But here

is Felix Loch, the great twice

1:45:091:45:15

Olympic champion. All the talk

around the track today as he begins

1:45:151:45:18

his third run as the leader of

course is how conservatively he will

1:45:181:45:23

handle this opening stage of his

third run. He is not a renowned

1:45:231:45:28

lightning fast starter. He is not

slack, though, that's for sure. And

1:45:281:45:35

he has made to make very, very

satisfactory runs so far. This is

1:45:351:45:39

the standard-bearer, one of the

greatest we've seen. Let's see how

1:45:391:45:44

he starts.

1:45:441:45:50

Felix Loch is underway. He's

quicker. He has started off again,

1:45:501:45:58

John Jackson, really consistently.

Yes, this is where we are going to

1:45:581:46:02

see how he handles the conditions.

Its three degrees colder than

1:46:021:46:07

yesterday, this will make the track

slightly faster, maybe a bit more

1:46:071:46:12

difficult to control the thread.

We've had a bit more snow is so the

1:46:121:46:15

eyes are be becoming a bit more

greasy. This is why he's the lead.

1:46:151:46:25

We'll see how he controls the sled

at the bottom. This could be one of

1:46:251:46:31

the top speeds we've seen so far.

He's up towards 80 miles an hour,

1:46:311:46:36

great first run from Felix.

Near

faultless from.. 47.56, Felix Loch.

1:46:361:46:46

He's clenching his fist. He's just

got back to clinch a bit tight

1:46:461:46:50

around that gold medal.

Definitely.

That speed was because he had a good

1:46:501:46:55

run but also because the ice is

colder. He's nailed all the sections

1:46:551:47:02

of the track that he needs to which

means he's going to be fast. He has

1:47:021:47:08

put the gauntlet down to everyone

else to follow him.

It was lovely to

1:47:081:47:13

watch, that little chicane one of

the toughest parts on the track.

1:47:131:47:17

That's what it means to the coaching

staff. Felix Loch said last night,

1:47:171:47:22

all I want is a good nights sleep

after a satisfactory first day. He's

1:47:221:47:29

right back on it and first ago.

Battle for Middle will be so close.

1:47:291:47:35

This is the surprise package soap

from Austria, David Gleirscher.

1:47:351:47:41

Laying in second place. To my mind

he's got to follow. To keep his

1:47:411:47:45

pressure on rivals. 47.6 will be a

good time to aim at for him. We were

1:47:451:47:53

discussing yesterday that in his

career so far. Has lacked

1:47:531:47:58

consistency. Let's see what they two

holds for him.

These next sliders

1:47:581:48:08

are covered by three hundredths of a

second. He's being relatively

1:48:081:48:15

consistent all the way through. The

next guy coming up is going to be a

1:48:151:48:19

win it or Bennett time. You can see

that. Doesn't look quite how is

1:48:191:48:27

refined as. Coming down. There's

going to be nothing between these

1:48:271:48:34

guys all the way down. You can see

him losing time. He's lost a tenth

1:48:341:48:42

tip Loch already.

To tenth slower,

47.5 is his time there, Gleirscher.

1:48:421:49:00

Gleirscher now considers his

position. So many strong contenders

1:49:011:49:05

to come. Roman Repilov.

1:49:051:49:21

to come. Roman Repilov.

You can see

how fast the track is. He's gone way

1:49:211:49:25

up on the breaking straight. Not a

bad run but we'll see whether it is

1:49:251:49:30

good enough to maintain him in the

medals on this run. Just a little

1:49:301:49:35

bit early there onto Corner seven

and we can see that might just have

1:49:351:49:41

affected him a little bit.

For such

a rookie, a fine effort. Here is

1:49:411:49:47

Roman Repilov, the Star 21-year-old

from Russia. This is his first

1:49:471:49:52

Olympic Games. Let's see how he

begins. He's brimful of talent. You

1:49:521:50:02

said he's going to go for it.

He

just got onto the on take-off three

1:50:021:50:09

a bit early. He needs to settle into

his rhythm and find that speed. It

1:50:091:50:13

was more down the bottom of the

course yesterday that he found the

1:50:131:50:16

speed. Hopefully. Will start to

settle in.

1:50:161:50:26

settle in. That is the winner Paul

Bennett attitude he's got. That is

1:50:261:50:29

potentially going to help him move

up into bronze.

Roman Repilov with a

1:50:291:50:38

big mistake coming out of the part

of the track they referred to as the

1:50:381:50:42

Dragon's tale.

1:50:421:50:48

Dragon's tale. Roman Repilov was one

of the big dangers to Loch and in no

1:50:491:50:56

time he finds himself .6 of a second

behind Felix Loch.

At the start of

1:50:561:51:02

that run behind Gleirscher he was

only three hundredths behind. Now

1:51:021:51:08

he's for tenth. You can see how much

this mistake cost him. We saw

1:51:081:51:14

yesterday from the guys at the back

of the pack, we didn't see that from

1:51:141:51:18

any of the guys in the top six or

seven.

1:51:181:51:24

seven.

The gold medal might have

slipped away and who knows, all

1:51:251:51:30

medals might have slipped away. Next

for the United States, Chris

1:51:301:51:35

Mazdzer.

1:51:351:51:40

Mazdzer. The best performing

Americans in history managed fourth

1:51:401:51:43

in their respective Olympic Games.

Can Mazdzer improve upon that? He

1:51:431:51:53

had a brilliant day yesterday in

terms of his speed and capability.

1:51:531:51:57

He had a really good run when the

ice was colder. He might pull

1:51:571:52:04

himself towards the silver medal

position rather than thinking about

1:52:041:52:10

staying in third. This looks good,

it looks smooth. That noisy thread I

1:52:101:52:15

mentioned yesterday is really loud.

Great line in. That's as good as

1:52:151:52:22

Loch. None of them were as good as

that yesterday. This is a really

1:52:221:52:28

good run from him and he is keeping

himself in contention.

He's going to

1:52:281:52:31

be a fraction behind David

Gleirscher as they come to the final

1:52:311:52:38

couple of bends now and into the

finish. He's nipped ahead of him and

1:52:381:52:46

Chris Munster goes second for

America, dream territory for the

1:52:461:52:50

American. What a games he's having.

He was three hundredths behind, now

1:52:501:52:57

he's too hundredths in front. It is

between silver and bronze a dead

1:52:571:53:02

heat for the last run. That was

marvellous from Mazdzer.

He's going

1:53:021:53:13

into this last run, he's on a high.

He will be relaxed. He found a lot

1:53:131:53:19

of speed in the bottom of that

course which is where you need it.

1:53:191:53:25

13 in both Sochi and Vancouver, he

currently sixth in second. He is

1:53:251:53:31

getting great support as well.

American flags intertwined and the

1:53:311:53:37

Canadians now with Sam Edney. This

is the pen ultimate run of his

1:53:371:53:42

career. Fourth Olympic Games, he's

in dreamland, sitting in fifth place

1:53:421:53:47

before this run. Can he, like. And.

And., produced for a third time?

1:53:471:54:01

And., produced for a third time?

He

was only a tenth behind. Anything he

1:54:011:54:06

can do keeps them in contention for

the final run. All he needs to do

1:54:061:54:10

now is keep it smooth, keep the

lines where they should be. There's

1:54:101:54:18

no reason why he can't put pressure

on them. That's another great

1:54:181:54:24

straight. Keeping the speed, you can

see how the Russian guy called

1:54:241:54:30

himself so much time by that

mistake.

1:54:301:54:36

mistake.

I don't think it will

improve on fourth as he comes round

1:54:381:54:42

bends 14, 15 and 16. He stays in

fourth, half a second off Felix Loch

1:54:421:54:46

and a bit

1:54:461:54:53

and a bit behind. In fourth

position, surely more than he could

1:54:561:55:02

have hoped before he arrived in

Pyeongchang more than a week ago.

1:55:021:55:07

Fourth position is sort of the worst

one to be in. Now that he is three

1:55:071:55:12

tenths behind the bronze medal

position, that gives those three

1:55:121:55:15

guys in front of him currently sat

in the medal positions a slight

1:55:151:55:19

buffer to relax and know that they

just need to get down without making

1:55:191:55:23

any mistakes.

Sam

1:55:231:55:30

any mistakes.

Sam Edney being

congratulated there. He has one more

1:55:301:55:36

career run to come.

1:55:361:55:41

career run to come. Five down. Next

is Kevin Fischnaller. Number nine in

1:55:421:55:51

the world, his Olympic debut. Not

the smoothest of starts, John.

I

1:55:511:55:58

think he was a little nervous

yesterday through the sliding. Maybe

1:55:581:56:04

it shows today that he has just

tried a little bit too hard. He was

1:56:041:56:10

very quick, one of the quickest

throughout most of the training

1:56:101:56:14

sessions, so maybe just the ice

conditions have changed a little.

1:56:141:56:17

All of his lines were good. Just a

little bit close there, millimetre

1:56:171:56:22

perfect. He almost flinched from the

wall on the way past. He has good

1:56:221:56:30

speeds in the bottom section of the

track as we come into the far

1:56:301:56:37

section.

He nudges into fourth

place, takes himself just ahead of

1:56:371:56:44

Sam Edney with that run, so Sam

Edney drops to fifth. The Italian

1:56:441:56:52

continues his momentum. Eighth after

run one, up to six before this run

1:56:521:56:58

and now into fourth place. He is

making a fight of it.

This is the

1:56:581:57:03

form that he showed in the training

runs, and you would have thought he

1:57:031:57:07

maybe would have done this

yesterday, and if he had, he would

1:57:071:57:10

be up there with Felix Loch, for

sure. Some great lines. That diving

1:57:101:57:16

line out. What the guys are doing

is, if that was bobsleigh, it would

1:57:161:57:22

slow them down, but because it is

luge, they can press down on their

1:57:221:57:26

shoulder as they come out of the

corner and it helps them accelerate.

1:57:261:57:31

Still two three more that may get

close to the medals. This is the

1:57:311:57:36

young Latvian, Kristers Aparjods,

from a strong sporting family. His

1:57:361:57:42

mother was an Olympian in luge. His

father represented Latvia in

1:57:421:57:45

Rowling. -- rowing.

1:57:451:57:55

Rowling. -- rowing. Kristers

Aparjods. He was the youth Olympic

1:57:581:58:01

champion. And he can perhaps smell

just a small opportunity of getting

1:58:011:58:05

close to a medal.

He was only

hundreds behind Kevin Fischnaller.

1:58:051:58:19

These guys at the top not making too

many mistakes. These guys seem to

1:58:191:58:27

have that straight drill. Another

one, millimetre perfect. You don't

1:58:271:58:30

want to be any closer to the wall

than what these guys are doing at

1:58:301:58:34

the moment. As we come into the

speed trap, he has got no speed,

1:58:341:58:41

maybe working too hard to achieve

the lines.

As you say, he dropped

1:58:411:58:47

off very late there. And that leaves

him in seventh place. So he has not

1:58:471:58:52

improved. Sadly, it is so tight, the

likes of Ludwig to come and he might

1:58:521:59:01

lose further ground. The youngster

couldn't quite hold it together when

1:59:011:59:03

it mattered.

He's learned as a

youngster and now he's stepping up

1:59:031:59:12

to the senior level that it is so

difficult. This is a big learning

1:59:121:59:16

step for him as he moves forward in

his career to the next Olympic Games

1:59:161:59:20

in four years.

Still having a very

good couple of days. We'll see him

1:59:201:59:26

again in the fourth and vital run.

For Germany, Johannes Ludwig starts

1:59:261:59:34

off in eighth place. The first run,

Ludwig was third and then had a big

1:59:341:59:39

drop after that slow second start.

He usually starts well but on that

1:59:391:59:45

second run he didn't and I feel that

unnerved him slightly and mistakes

1:59:451:59:48

crept in. Here for Germany is

Ludwig, again at his first Olympics.

1:59:481:59:55

He was world bronze medallist in

2013.

This is where we talk about

1:59:552:00:00

the pressure and how people get

absorbed into those Olympic rings.

2:00:002:00:04

What it means to people when they

are sliding. This is no different

2:00:042:00:09

race other than that it's over four

runs.

2:00:092:00:17

runs. The ice is the ice, the track

is the track. He was a bit too late

2:00:182:00:22

as he comes into the corner. You can

see him working a bit too hard, too

2:00:222:00:26

much and that's why he's got that

big wave in 12. This is going to

2:00:262:00:33

cost him again, the Germans always

seem to have good speed up the

2:00:332:00:36

bottom of the track. He is well over

81 miles an hour.

Close to Edney and

2:00:362:00:45

just touches him out to move into

fifth place. Edney drops to six,

2:00:452:00:50

perfectly

2:00:502:00:55

perfectly respectable from Ludwig.

His quickest run of the three so

2:00:552:00:58

far. He's put himself back in the

shake-up between 1's medal and

2:00:582:01:13

Ludwig now there is two tenths of a

second -- between the bronze medal

2:01:192:01:21

and Ludwig now.

He just lost control

in that corner which is why he went

2:01:212:01:25

to early into seven. He is happier

with that run than he was yesterday.

2:01:252:01:27

Maybe now we move onto the last man

who can make an impression. The

2:01:272:01:30

temperature checks on the runners, a

very important part of any sliding

2:01:302:01:34

sports.

If they are 5 degrees over

the temperature, they will get

2:01:342:01:40

disqualified

Wolfgang Kindl, the

current world champion. His Olympics

2:01:402:01:47

so far have been disappointing. He

starts this third run in ninth

2:01:472:01:50

place. Surely he can find some

improved form. Way he goes.

2:01:502:02:02

improved form. Way he goes. Loch

surely is away and gone but can

2:02:022:02:07

Kindl now just apply some pressure

on the likes of Fischnaller, Ludwig

2:02:072:02:13

and Edney?

You would think a guy of

his experience would have been a lot

2:02:132:02:18

further up the order. He made a

couple of mistakes on day one and he

2:02:182:02:22

wasn't drilled into the track as

well as the other guys. That's

2:02:222:02:25

possibly going to cost him.

2:02:252:02:31

possibly going to cost him. He seems

to be sliding off the corners a bit

2:02:342:02:36

too much and as we see, still good

speed. The German equipment is

2:02:362:02:42

always good.

He's well down still

and unless he makes remarkable

2:02:422:02:47

progress late, that is a

disappointment for Wolfgang Kindl

2:02:472:02:51

who is nine and there's only been

nine gone. He's not going to make an

2:02:512:02:56

impression, he is half a second off

the bronze medal. He may be world

2:02:562:03:00

champion but he's not going to pick

up an Olympic medal in South Korea.

2:03:002:03:05

When you get to the Olympic Games it

doesn't matter how many World Cup

2:03:052:03:08

races you've won, it doesn't matter

how many World Championship races

2:03:082:03:13

you've won, you've won that Olympic

medal on your CV. Guys of his

2:03:132:03:19

experience, they want the Olympic

medal. It doesn't matter what colour

2:03:192:03:23

it is. Obviously for Felix Loch, he

wants to get the gold. But for these

2:03:232:03:28

guys any medal will do.

2:03:282:03:34

guys any medal will do.

Kindl, a

great exponent of the art but it's

2:03:342:03:37

not been his week. Very these

elastic crowd waiting to greet our

2:03:372:03:43

next man from Canada, Reid Watts. He

was a bronze medallist in the youth

2:03:432:03:51

Olympics in 2016. He currently sits

in tenth place, a tremendous

2:03:512:03:57

achievement. If he can find the run

of his life here he could nudge up.

2:03:572:04:02

He's not far off the likes of

Ludwig, Fischnaller and Edney.

2:04:022:04:11

For him to be competing in the top

ten at this level, he potentially

2:04:182:04:22

has a great future ahead in luge.

There is a little noise coming from

2:04:222:04:25

the sled. Whether he is doing too

much work as he drills through the

2:04:252:04:33

Strait... This could be where his

experience shows. His line may be

2:04:332:04:39

dropping off a little there because

he is working too hard, but he has

2:04:392:04:42

good speed.

But he is not making any

impression on them here, and he

2:04:422:04:49

stays in tenth place, Reid Watts

from Canada. Top ten would have been

2:04:492:04:52

beyond his dreams, but there was

just there a little opportunity to

2:04:522:04:57

improve upon even more, but tenth

indeed is where he stays. The top 20

2:04:572:05:04

go through to the final run. Reid

Watts salutes the crowd and gives us

2:05:042:05:13

another big smile.

Think he will be

happy with his Olympics after the

2:05:132:05:17

format runs. If you look at the

time, think about how much he has

2:05:172:05:24

got is compelled to Wolfgang Kindl,

world champion, and he is only four

2:05:242:05:31

hundredths off him. That shows where

he needs to be. Over the years, as

2:05:312:05:35

he gained experience, he will get

faster and faster. Some other

2:05:352:05:39

European nations might be in

trouble.

It has been a fascinating

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opening salvo here in run number

three. Competitor number 11 is

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Dominik Fischnaller, cousin of Kevin

who went earlier. Kevin sits in

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fourth place. Dominik Fischnaller,

his second Olympic Games. He was

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third in the World Championships.

With form like that, he would have

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had relatively high expectations,

especially having won the testy bent

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on this track, John.

He made a big

mistake in the second run at the end

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of the chicane. That little nudge,

he got more than that yesterday, and

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that is what upset. He was trying to

get away from the wall. The lines on

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the rest of the track I'm not too

bad and he seems to be holding

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himself in there and has race speed,

like his cousin did earlier.

He

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might move up a little bit here. He

has. Dominik Fischnaller goes to

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seventh.

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seventh. Dominik Fischnaller and

Kevin Fischnaller, seventh and

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fourth respectively heading into the

final run a little bit later on. He

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is four tenths of a second away from

the bronze medal. It sells like too

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big a gap.

Yes, but you can see that

his actual run time was ranked as

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the. He gets a fraction too close.

The fact that he was ranked third,

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that is where he should be in the

race. He should be in contention for

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the medals. He just make that --

made that mistake yesterday, and

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that is what cost him.

Next, a

different view of Andi Langenhan. He

2:07:192:07:27

always seems to step up for the

Olympic Games. He was fourth in Soc

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Chi and fifth in Vancouver.

2:07:322:07:40

Chi and fifth in Vancouver. -- in

Sochi. He is in 12th place starting

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this run, and his starts have been

fairly moderate. He has had one or

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two wobbles midway down as well. A

guy with his level of experience, he

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just made too many mistakes on this

track in this race, and that is why

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he is where he is. Usually, he would

be one of the top sliders. Sometimes

2:07:572:08:04

it happens that you don't get in the

groove, don't feel it. It is hard to

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work out sometimes where you need to

find the speed, especially when it

2:08:092:08:12

is not coming to you naturally. The

lines look good. He just made a

2:08:122:08:17

couple of mistakes on critical

parts, which most of the guys did.

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You would not expect him to make

those mistakes. He just has to

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improve three or four Max Potts.

Everyone is so close, any mistakes,

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and they will. His speed is where it

needs to be. He is giving over 80

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miles an hour. Not as quick as some

of the other guys, though.

He just

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improves marginally, from 12th to

tenth. Sitting behind Kristers

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Aparjods, ahead of all thank --

Wolfgang Kindl.

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Wolfgang Kindl. Half a second off

the bronze medal.

For these guys

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now, it is about fighting for places

and looking at who is around them on

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the last run and may be trying to

think, right, he is a couple of

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tenths or a couple of hundredths

ahead of me, I want to pick him off.

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He is the guy that I am aiming for.

It gives you a little bit of fight

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giving into the last run. -- going

into the last run.

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into the last run.

This is Stefan

Fedorov, a 30-year-old from Russia.

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Starting 13th quickest. He is in

about the right spot, Federov. He

2:09:462:09:50

was training all week. He has had

involvement in the closing stages of

2:09:502:09:58

a couple of well Championships. He

is a good exponent of the art but it

2:09:582:10:03

won't be enough, I feel in my bones.

He just made little mistakes,

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nothing major. Might have had a bit

of a knock along the chicane, like

2:10:072:10:12

most people, but it just hasn't

worked out for him. If you look at

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the lines at the top, they don't

look too bad. A bit of a slide as he

2:10:152:10:20

came into seven there, but as he

starts the bill speed into the

2:10:202:10:24

crucial corner, a little too flat

and too close. He is too much to the

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left of the middle, which will mean

he has to work hard in 12. Can he

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keep the speed down here? It is

good. Nearly 82 miles an hour.

He

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has left it too late to make any

inroads. Federov, started 13th and

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stays 13th. Not to be for the

veteran Russian.

Yeah, it is one of

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those things where he is trying just

to refine it, and that is probably

2:10:552:10:58

his best run of the competition so

far. If he could have another one

2:10:582:11:01

like that, hopefully, he could at

least pull himself up maybe a spot

2:11:012:11:09

or two, or leave with a more

confident vibe than he had

2:11:092:11:12

yesterday.

He is only 30 - a

veteran! Apologies to all you

2:11:122:11:18

youngsters out there! He was quite

vocal yesterday, and he has found

2:11:182:11:23

his voice again.

He certainly likes

to speak to the camera.

We move into

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the next stage, almost, where the

next ones down, we are onto the 14th

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athlete,

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athlete, Rierder, from Italy. Only

the top 20 go to the next run. The

2:11:452:11:48

next few fellows will be looking

over their shoulders to a certain

2:11:482:11:51

extent.

Definitely. They are not

necessarily going to move towards

2:11:512:11:55

the medals, but they don't want to

make any big mistakes or they drop

2:11:552:11:58

out of that top 20. AJ Rosen, at 24,

he is only two tenths out, so he

2:11:582:12:07

will be fighting to get in it, so it

is very tight in the late teens and

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early 20s to go for those spots. The

Italians have been good. Their

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equipment works here. It was a

little bit slippy there from exit

2:12:162:12:21

six into seven. When you get this

exit right, he is playing around too

2:12:212:12:27

much, coming to light, which will

cost in speed. The guys know they

2:12:272:12:31

need to get that straight right,

which is why they are playing with

2:12:312:12:35

the legs, adjusting all the way

down. Not as fast as his team-mates,

2:12:352:12:40

but not a bad run.

Rierder finishes

and stays in 14th place. This might

2:12:402:12:49

make him a little more vulnerable.

He has certainly lost ground on

2:12:492:12:52

those who have gone before him. --

Rieder. The ones to come will

2:12:522:13:01

certainly fancied doing better than

Rieder has just done there. He might

2:13:012:13:06

just be borderline qualification. I

think he should be OK. That wasn't

2:13:062:13:09

the best run for him.

One of the big

reasons why he lost the speed was

2:13:092:13:15

his entrance into 12. He adjusted

too much on the straight to try to

2:13:152:13:19

come into the corner right, and that

cost in time. Once you come into

2:13:192:13:23

that corner, he had to work harder

to turn it. From what we saw

2:13:232:13:29

yesterday, it just scrubs speed off.

A lot of Austrian fans here today.

2:13:292:13:37

They have already had a fair bit to

cheer about.

2:13:372:13:43

Eggar is a 24-year-old. He clearly

has talent. He would love another

2:13:522:14:00

top ten finish, and away he goes.

These guys have their own fan clubs.

2:14:002:14:08

We saw earlier, the Egger Fanclub,

the big flag with a picture of him

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on it. The Austrians love this

sport, it is like a national sport

2:14:152:14:18

to them, the same as the Germans and

Latvians. He came on to that corner

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a little early. He looks a little

ragged, not just as smooth as some

2:14:222:14:27

of the top sliders. He is trying to

adjust and does get it right into

2:14:272:14:32

that corner. With that entrance into

12, he should be able to continue to

2:14:322:14:35

build speed. Into this be tracked,

and his speed is good, up to 82 mph.

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Egger doesn't make any

2:14:482:14:53

Egger doesn't make any impression on

Riederr. A shame, because he had an

2:14:552:15:00

opportunity.

Definitely, you can see

the disappointment in his face.

2:15:002:15:08

There are cowbells and horn blowers.

They have come out in force equals

2:15:082:15:12

the medals will be presented

tonight.

He finished

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tonight.

He finished eighth in

Sochi. He currently sits 15th. A

2:15:212:15:26

nervous few minutes for some of

those to come over the next 20

2:15:262:15:29

minutes or so. Next for Canada is

Mitchell Malik. We saw Reid Watts

2:15:292:15:37

doing well earlier. And Sam Edney,

of course.

2:15:372:15:46

of course. Third in the World

Championships two years ago. We will

2:15:462:15:49

see how he goes on run number three.

Stand out fourth at the World Cup.

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That was at his home track in

Calgary.

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I don't know if he's shown a lot

before or since to suggest that was

2:16:022:16:06

anything other than a fluke, we'll

see.

It shows he has experience on

2:16:062:16:11

that track. You would say as a

coach, this guy has got potential.

2:16:112:16:16

He's very noisy, he's sliding on the

corners. He's probably going to lose

2:16:162:16:20

a bit of speed up on this top

section. Because he's got bad

2:16:202:16:25

quality there is no reason he can't

transfer that to other tracks. Once

2:16:252:16:29

he builds experience on them, that's

all it is. He doesn't look as tidy

2:16:292:16:34

and that little nudge is going to

cost him, just as he has to work

2:16:342:16:39

harder through 12. Especially coming

to the speed trap at the bottom,

2:16:392:16:45

he's got good speed, he might pull a

few back.

It's a possibility. Malyk

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is going to finish now, he's just

nudged one place at order to 15th.

2:16:522:17:00

That drops Egger down a place. If

they keep nipping past him, maybe

2:17:002:17:07

he'll be denied a fourth run.

Obviously in the context of medal

2:17:072:17:13

chasing, none of these guys are

involved but they want their fourth

2:17:132:17:16

run.

Definitely. He came here to

compete in four runs and that's what

2:17:162:17:20

they want. It's changed from Sochi

where everybody got to have a fourth

2:17:202:17:26

run from the slowest all the way up

to the first. This year they've cut

2:17:262:17:30

it to the top 20 going in reverse

order.

So, we are almost halfway

2:17:302:17:36

through this third run now as we now

look at a man who is well fancied to

2:17:362:17:43

do pretty well but hasn't delivered.

Pavlichenko, an Olympic athlete of

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Russia. Fifth in Sochi, reigning

European champion. He was world

2:17:492:17:56

champion in 2015 when the event was

held in Latvia. With that sort of CV

2:17:562:18:04

he should be more competitive than

he is.

He was the first person off

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yesterday. He's a bit sloppy at the

top of the track and I think because

2:18:102:18:14

he was first off yesterday, a bit of

nerves. You're always the one they

2:18:142:18:20

are chasing and maybe the nerves got

to him. He had a big mistake at the

2:18:202:18:24

end of the straight he's coming up

to now. He tried too hard to stay

2:18:242:18:28

away from the wall. That big mistake

has cost him and this is why he's

2:18:282:18:32

now in the position he is.

He's just

going to nip ahead of one or two of

2:18:322:18:38

these. 1.31 is decent speed.

Pavlichenko is up to 14th, so that

2:18:382:18:46

is better. Certainly secured him a

fourth and final run. Nice to see

2:18:462:18:51

because he is certainly better than

he showed in the first two runs.

2:18:512:18:55

Definitely, without a doubt. An

eighth ranked run on that one, you

2:18:552:19:00

can see how much quicker that is

than his first run. That's because

2:19:002:19:04

he had that big mistake. A tidy run

from him

2:19:042:19:09

he had that big mistake. A tidy run

from him. He had quite a heavy load,

2:19:092:19:12

you can see how much the sled kicks

out. But overall, a lot tidier than

2:19:122:19:17

yesterday.

2:19:172:19:23

yesterday.

Pavlichenko has

guaranteed himself a fourth and

2:19:232:19:25

final run later on. Here is the man

who before the Olympics started was

2:19:252:19:31

the start record holder of the

track, Tucker West from the United

2:19:312:19:33

States. West improved upon that

earlier as well. He is a lightning

2:19:332:19:38

out of the gates here. Tucker's

problems clearly come further down

2:19:382:19:45

the track. It just seems to

dissolve, the further he goes.

That

2:19:452:19:49

could be because his natural

ability, he relies too much upon his

2:19:492:19:54

start and doesn't really try to

refine the lines. Is he started

2:19:542:19:58

slowly hid have to work harder to

find the speed he's driving. Maybe

2:19:582:20:03

he's not at a level where he can be

as smooth as he wants to be.

Away he

2:20:032:20:09

goes. Not quite rewriting the record

books with that start but still very

2:20:092:20:14

slick, quick yesterday.

He's always

going to be a good starter. He's

2:20:142:20:19

going to be a force to be reckoned

with because people won't be able to

2:20:192:20:22

catch him because of the way he gets

out of the blocks. That really noisy

2:20:222:20:27

sled and that slide off the end of

six, just not quite in the right

2:20:272:20:31

place where he needs to be to get

the optimum lines out. This is a big

2:20:312:20:36

mistake and it could cost him a

fourth run. You could see the ice

2:20:362:20:41

shooting up as he came into the

entrance at 12 and he's in the wrong

2:20:412:20:45

place again. You can see how much

he's fighting the sled. He tapped

2:20:452:20:49

the wall and he's got no speed...

When he gets to the top of the track

2:20:492:20:54

he'll be putting his kept on because

he definitely isn't getting another

2:20:542:20:58

run.

A shame. You could sort of see

it coming. He's only 22. Great start

2:20:582:21:08

but certainly on a track of this

technicality, he can't hold it

2:21:082:21:12

together.

As we saw yesterday, there

were a lot of people having trouble.

2:21:122:21:17

I think what happened is he's coming

to 12, he knows he's messed it up

2:21:172:21:22

and he hasn't been able to get that

out of his head as he is coming

2:21:222:21:26

round into 13. This is his problem,

bouncing off the wall, having to

2:21:262:21:30

work hard to try and keep it going.

It's this part here where he is

2:21:302:21:38

facing. Even here he is facing up

into the Olympic Corner completely

2:21:382:21:41

the wrong way. He's putting the

handbrake on and slowing himself

2:21:412:21:47

down.

It's a shame for him, possibly

a great result for AJ Rosen.

He's

2:21:472:21:56

definitely out of the way now.

Now,

Maciej Kurowski. The 31-year-old,

2:21:562:22:03

lots of experience. He's contested

nine World Championships in his

2:22:032:22:07

career to date and he begins run

number three for Poland. This is his

2:22:072:22:12

third Olympic Games.

He's another

one of those sliders to potentially

2:22:122:22:19

the equipment and the backing he

gets from his nation maybe isn't

2:22:192:22:24

where it needs to be. He's not

looking the best today, that little

2:22:242:22:32

nudge is putting him in late, you

can see the big wave. That will cost

2:22:322:22:36

him a little bit of speed. If that

enough to keep him in the top 20? It

2:22:362:22:44

might not be enough.

Uphill

section... A good crowd watching on.

2:22:442:22:53

Kurowski is obviously ahead of

Tucker West but didn't really

2:22:532:22:56

improve his position greatly. There

is certainly an opportunity for the

2:22:562:23:00

next three

2:23:002:23:06

next three or four. They would all

look at that, those last two or

2:23:062:23:14

three and think, this might be my

day getting a fourth run.

2:23:142:23:17

Definitely. If they have good runs,

it is then relying more on other

2:23:172:23:25

people making mistakes. As we've

seen from the last two sliders, they

2:23:252:23:29

are making mistakes. You need to be

on your a game, put the run in that

2:23:292:23:35

you need to and hope people around

you will make those mistakes to help

2:23:352:23:39

you move up those utensils into the

top 20.

Here is the man currently in

2:23:392:23:46

20th place, this is Ondrej Hyman.

Ondrej is 31, from the Czech

2:23:462:23:54

Republic at his third Olympic Games.

His best World

2:23:542:24:01

His best World Cup run... His best

run, 14th at Winter Burke. Any

2:24:022:24:11

replication of that would be good

news for him here.

The sledge sounds

2:24:112:24:17

a bit noisy. He sounds like he's

sliding about and having to work too

2:24:172:24:24

early. This is where the cause

starts building speed and start

2:24:242:24:30

exhilarating into these difficult

lines. Is he going to get this

2:24:302:24:34

straight? Is adjusting slightly but

that was relatively good. The

2:24:342:24:39

speeders and quite where it needs to

be. It's just not where the optimum

2:24:392:24:44

line should be coming down the

track.

He's going to finish in 19th

2:24:442:24:55

place, as things currently stand. Of

course the only one slower than him

2:24:552:25:00

at the moment was Tucker West who

had a bit of a disaster for the

2:25:002:25:04

States. Hyman has got a nervous few

moments. I don't know.

2:25:042:25:12

moments. I don't know. A couple need

to overtake him to deny him.

He's

2:25:132:25:19

very consistent across the board.

You can see he's been three, four

2:25:192:25:25

hundredths between the runs. It is

about at the level where he needs to

2:25:252:25:29

be at but other people have been

going quicker. Maybe his setup isn't

2:25:292:25:34

suiting this slightly colder ice.

You could hear him sliding around at

2:25:342:25:37

the top.

Inars Kivlenieks is next

for Latvia in his third Olympic

2:25:372:25:45

Games. His second run was slower

than his first. He needs to get it

2:25:452:25:52

back together again, can't really

afford for run three to be the

2:25:522:25:56

slowest of the three. He's starting

in 20 First Place. He knows that the

2:25:562:26:02

run of his life over the next 48

seconds might secure him a fourth

2:26:022:26:09

run.

He will definitely be in the

20th position or in the top 20,

2:26:092:26:17

depending on how he gets through the

strait. That rotten from the

2:26:172:26:22

American costing too much time --

that run from the American cost him

2:26:222:26:28

too much time. As we get into the

realms of wanting to see what

2:26:282:26:31

happens with AJ in the next two

sleds, that was good but he was

2:26:312:26:36

playing a lot with his steering to

make sure he got there. That's

2:26:362:26:39

potentially going to cost him time

and speed, as we build to the

2:26:392:26:45

fastest part of the track. He's got

one of the fastest speeds we seem

2:26:452:26:49

for a while.

I think he's looking

good for top 20 here. 18th at the

2:26:492:26:56

moment for Kivlenieks.

2:26:562:27:01

moment for Kivlenieks. We've got

Alex Ferlazzo, Morris and Rosen to

2:27:022:27:03

come. They were two tenths of the

second of him. I think he's an

2:27:032:27:11

pretty good shape to get a fourth

run.

He is. That 18th place is the

2:27:112:27:17

condition he needs to get in. I

don't think many of the guys behind

2:27:172:27:20

him will be able to jump up three or

four places to the guys in front.

2:27:202:27:25

It's all about getting that last

run. You can see the overlay, the

2:27:252:27:29

difference between him and Loch who

is currently in the lead.

AJ Rosen

2:27:292:27:37

to come in three. But, this would be

some story if Alex Ferlazzo could

2:27:372:27:45

get himself into the top 20 for

Australia. He's had a torrid time in

2:27:452:27:50

training. He's got his act together

very nicely indeed. 16th on the

2:27:502:27:57

first run, just dropped marginally

to 22nd ahead of this, slightly

2:27:572:28:01

wobbly on the push away. Ferlazzo

made headlines in Melbourne if he

2:28:012:28:09

could get top 20. It's not a

position we expect him to be in. He

2:28:092:28:15

was 33rd in Sochi...

He's had a big

crash, that's good for AJ. He's lost

2:28:152:28:20

it. He's definitely going to drop

back. That's a shame, he did so

2:28:202:28:25

well. He's not sitting on the sled

properly. He's trying to get himself

2:28:252:28:30

settled. Feet all the way down,

trying to keep control. He's going

2:28:302:28:34

to go back quite a long way. That's

another one who's made a mistake in

2:28:342:28:38

front of age AJ Rosen who is coming

up shortly, the British slider. We

2:28:382:28:45

need AJ to not make these mistakes.

He was one of the best yesterday in

2:28:452:28:51

terms of two consistent runs, the

speed just wasn't there because of

2:28:512:28:54

the level of equipment the GB setup

has.

Didn't happen for Ferlazzo,

2:28:542:29:00

that's him done. Nevertheless, a

pretty good week for him. Not much

2:29:002:29:05

was expected. I think he's over

achieved despite a horrible looking

2:29:052:29:09

third run.

It's a great result

potentially for him. It depends how

2:29:092:29:14

he looks at it. It all came from

this corner, he just got into their

2:29:142:29:19

bit too much in three and then it

was all over, once he had come down

2:29:192:29:23

into that proportion of the track.

He couldn't get settled and recover

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from that. We saw that with many

sliders yesterday.

So far as AJ

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Rosen is concerned, he'll be the

next one. Taylor Morris the American

2:29:352:29:40

is ready to go. Rosen's friends

2:29:402:29:47

is ready to go. Rosen's friends and

family and everybody supporting

2:29:482:29:49

British luge will be hoping Morris

makes a bit of a mess of this. He's

2:29:492:29:55

26, he's the Army. He's world ranked

top 20. He's now got to prove it.

He

2:29:552:30:03

certainly has. This is where the

pressure is on. He's right on the

2:30:032:30:07

ball, especially with the rest of

the guys in the mid-20s trying to

2:30:072:30:10

work their way forward. For some of

them it will be when it or Bennett.

2:30:102:30:16

They'll be trying to push and find

that extra bit of speed. They'll be

2:30:162:30:23

trying to do something that maybe

they haven't tried in training just

2:30:232:30:28

to find a bit more speed.

2:30:282:30:38

Not a bad line. He is just doing too

much with the steering and control.

2:30:412:30:46

As he comes into the speed trap, his

speed isn't bad. Hopefully that is

2:30:462:30:51

something that AJ can overcome as he

comes up next. Morris put himself in

2:30:512:30:57

19. It might be enough. Behind

Rosen, there is another little gap

2:30:572:31:06

to Arturs Darznieks and Anton

Dukach. Tucker West misses out. Alex

2:31:062:31:12

Palazzo misses out. 20th place at

the moment is held by the Polish

2:31:122:31:20

slider. Will his place be taking in

run number format by Adam Rosen? --

2:31:202:31:29

in run number

2:31:292:31:39

in run number four. Yesterday he was

pretty much fault free, wasn't he?

2:31:392:31:47

Two of the most consistent runs,

without a doubt. If you look at

2:31:472:31:50

Felix Loch and the other top guys,

he was there with them. The speed

2:31:502:31:54

just wasn't there because of the

equipment.

So, Adam Rosen, a chance

2:31:542:31:59

to put himself into run number four.

Don't worry too much about his

2:31:592:32:13

relative place. If he can maintain

that distance, he will get himself a

2:32:132:32:22

fourth run. How was he looking?

The

lines look good so far. This is

2:32:222:32:27

typical of yesterday, smooth runs

all the way down the track. Exactly

2:32:272:32:31

where the sled needed to be. The

equipment just isn't working well.

2:32:312:32:35

If you look at how he is sliding, if

he had Felix Loch's equipment, he

2:32:352:32:41

would not be in this position,

fighting for 20th place. And I'm

2:32:412:32:45

sure if Felix Loch was in his

equipment, he would not be in the

2:32:452:32:48

late. That is the difference. There

is no difference in them at all when

2:32:482:32:52

you look at the lines. The equipment

just isn't there because they don't

2:32:522:32:56

have the funding.

It dropped away in

the closing stages, and he is

2:32:562:33:00

frustrated. Adam Rosen at his third

Olympic Games, 16th in Vancouver and

2:33:002:33:09

Turin, won't get a fourth one,

sadly, for Great Britain this

2:33:092:33:11

evening.

AJ should hold his head

high. He might be frustrated but he

2:33:112:33:17

should hold his head high as one of

the best sliders in this

2:33:172:33:22

competition, one of the most

consistent. That is all you can do

2:33:222:33:25

as a pilot. When you get on the

sled, put in the best run. It is you

2:33:252:33:31

against the track. For me, on these

three runs, he has beaten the track

2:33:312:33:35

every time, but the equipment is

just not up to the job.

It was the

2:33:352:33:40

quickest of his three runs, the last

one. You have to say good job to AJ.

2:33:402:33:45

Can Arturs Darznieks get himself

into the fourth and final run at his

2:33:452:33:53

first Olympic Games? Representing

Latvia, he is now ranked 22 in the

2:33:532:33:58

world. He would laugh, just for the

next two minutes or so, to put

2:33:582:34:04

himself in the top 20 in the Olympic

Games. The time he's chasing, in

2:34:042:34:10

terms of the difference, 1.869

seconds. That is the difference you

2:34:102:34:19

have to see for him if he is to get

20th.

The lines at the top were

2:34:192:34:23

maybe a little noisy as he came onto

three, a little too much work. A

2:34:232:34:29

little early on to seven there. It

is teetering between making sure you

2:34:292:34:34

are doing enough and not doing

enough. That is the difference. He

2:34:342:34:38

just made a mistake, a big slide.

There is no chance of him coming

2:34:382:34:44

into the top 20. That will cost them

too much. It is about letting the

2:34:442:34:48

sled go and doing enough to make

sure it is under control. He got a

2:34:482:34:51

little too far of letting the sled

run too much.

Disappointment, then,

2:34:512:34:56

for Arturs Darznieks, who also exits

the competition. It

2:34:562:35:13

the competition. It looks as though

20th place is secured, unless

2:35:132:35:15

something remarkable happens in the

next couple of minutes, and it would

2:35:152:35:18

need to be, from the your cranium,

Anton Dukach, or the Polish slider,

2:35:182:35:28

Mateusz Sochowicz.

You can see the

ice spraying up from underneath the

2:35:282:35:32

sled. That is the blades cutting

into the ice. They are like a pair

2:35:322:35:39

of hand brakes.

Anton Dukach. 48.8,

48.3. He has to go quicker than

2:35:392:35:48

that, and a fair bit quicker, if he

is to get anywhere near the 20th

2:35:482:35:53

place rider at the moment.

2:35:532:35:58

place rider at the moment. The Roski

sitting on the sidelines breathing a

2:36:002:36:03

little more easy. Anton Dukach is

underway for the Ukraine.

He had a

2:36:032:36:09

big mistake on his first run

yesterday, which is why he is so far

2:36:092:36:13

back. I think both the Ukrainian

team members made a mistake, which

2:36:132:36:18

cost and time. You can hear him

sliding around as he comes into

2:36:182:36:22

three. Down the big steep descent

from eight into the important part

2:36:222:36:26

of the track. You see him working

hard, but he drills straight down

2:36:262:36:30

the middle into 12, and hopefully

that will help them build speed as

2:36:302:36:34

he heads towards the 20th position.

He seems to be dropping back a

2:36:342:36:38

little bit.

Too far off, John. It

won't happen for Dukach.

2:36:382:36:48

won't happen for Dukach. He is 23rd.

There is old Coach Cat weasel.

That

2:36:482:36:59

is a better run than he has had. You

can see the consistency with the run

2:36:592:37:07

before. It is the mistake on the

first run that has cost him his spot

2:37:072:37:10

in the top 20. That is what we spoke

about at the beginning of this race.

2:37:102:37:16

You need to put the runs together to

get the best result. These guys in

2:37:162:37:22

the back 20 of the field have made

too many mistakes, and that is why

2:37:222:37:26

they are not in the top 20.

12 or 13

more to come, from calculation.

2:37:262:37:35

Slightly more than that, maybe. The

next few we will see now are all

2:37:352:37:38

playing for pride. 20th place has

gone, I'm sure, for many of them.

2:37:382:37:47

Here is Mateusz Sochowicz.

It looks

like they can't find his visor. That

2:37:472:37:56

is what the coach was just looking

for. Whether he has dropped it, it

2:37:562:38:01

is in the changing room... I think

he might have watery eyes by the

2:38:012:38:05

time he gets to the bottom!

In terms

of aerodynamics, does it make a

2:38:052:38:12

difference?

This will be an

uncomfortable ride, especially as

2:38:122:38:21

the speed builds. Because he will

have to put his head up more to be

2:38:212:38:25

able to see. It won't put him in the

best position, not as aerodynamic.

2:38:252:38:30

I'm very surprised that they have

let him go. I don't know whether it

2:38:302:38:34

is a safety element that you need a

visor. If something like this

2:38:342:38:40

happens and he crashes, he has an

open face and it could go on the ice

2:38:402:38:44

and cause damage and harm to him,

which nobody wants to see as a

2:38:442:38:48

slider. Fair play to the guy, he is

going out, doesn't have the

2:38:482:38:52

equipment he needs, and he is going

out to finish off his Olympics.

With

2:38:522:38:57

a flourish, but a flourish that will

put him only in 26th place. And

2:38:572:39:02

there, the White of the eyes. That

must be very uncomfortable. We are

2:39:022:39:08

shielding our eyes just walking down

the hill, aren't we?

Definitely. He

2:39:082:39:12

has come down there at 77 miles per

row of if you can imagine giving on

2:39:122:39:17

the motorway in your car at that

speed and opening the window and

2:39:172:39:19

sticking your head out, that is

effectively what he has just done in

2:39:192:39:25

wind of up to -12 Celsius. Fair

play, a good effort for doing that.

2:39:252:39:35

A white for the eyes just to get rid

of the TS.

All smiles. He has

2:39:352:39:40

clearly enjoyed his Olympic

experience. It is over now.

2:39:402:39:48

experience. It is over now.

I think

his cheeks might be cold,

2:39:482:39:49

definitely.

Next, Jozef Ninis. How

disappointed will he be, the

2:39:492:40:00

Slovakian. His fourth Olympic Games.

Seventh after round one, this

2:40:002:40:06

fellow, but a miserable second run

dropped him all the way down to 28.

2:40:062:40:10

I think they have renamed his sled

the General Lee, from the jokes of

2:40:102:40:15

hazard, because he had one of -- the

Dukes of Hazzard.

2:40:152:40:27

Dukes of Hazzard. He made such a big

mistake at the end of the straight.

2:40:292:40:32

As he builds speed now, downing

eight, into this crucial corner that

2:40:322:40:35

he will be trying to get right. He

has absolutely nailed it that time.

2:40:352:40:39

If he had done that on his second

run, he would still be in the top

2:40:392:40:43

ten. He should be building up speed

now. This will show where he should

2:40:432:40:49

potentially be when we look at his

actual run as an individual run on

2:40:492:40:53

the clock.

Finishes 25th. And he is

out of the Olympic Games. A few more

2:40:532:41:02

to come. Felix Loch leads from Chris

Mazdzer and David Gleirscher. That

2:41:022:41:09

is the three, two, one heading into

the fourth and final run. Felix Loch

2:41:092:41:13

with his hand on the medal. STUDIO:

Jozef Ninis's sled took off really

2:41:132:41:21

only on the track yesterday and he

did well to recover. It is

2:41:212:41:25

fascinating to watch these guys

coming down, but one of the

2:41:252:41:27

questions that has been asked is

about the visors. We saw one of the

2:41:272:41:32

Polish competitors without one at

all, which is really rare, but

2:41:322:41:35

people want to know how you stop it

from steaming up.

We have a small

2:41:352:41:43

pot of shampoo. You can use fancy

spray, but we found that shampoo

2:41:432:41:49

works best, rub it in with your

hand, why the top with a tissue and

2:41:492:41:53

try to keep it warm. When I had my

helmet on, I would try to breed

2:41:532:41:59

downwards to stop it from steaming

up. That guy went down without it.

2:41:592:42:06

These are the ones with them. Some

of them have a tinted one.

Yes, a

2:42:062:42:14

slightly yellow tint. Different

shades of black are available. That

2:42:142:42:20

depends on the brightness of the

lights. You want to be able to see

2:42:202:42:24

the ice. If it is doubt, you want

that orange one. The Polish guy, he

2:42:242:42:28

doesn't have one.

His clip isn't

attached to him.

It won't be quite

2:42:282:42:36

as aerodynamic, and it is just the

fact that the wind, going at 130

2:42:362:42:40

kilometres per hour... You need to

see where you are giving, and he

2:42:402:42:46

will have to lift his head more and

not be as aerodynamic.

So

2:42:462:42:50

disappointing for a Jay Rosen that

he hasn't made the last 20, only

2:42:502:42:53

just outside.

Yes, watching him, he

looks like he has lovely, clean

2:42:532:42:58

lines, good entrances and exits, but

it seems he may not have the right

2:42:582:43:05

runners on. Maybe he has only one

pair. Normally, you would change

2:43:052:43:09

your runners for the different ice

conditions, so maybe they are too

2:43:092:43:13

sharp. You watch him, and you just

think, he looks really smooth.

He

2:43:132:43:21

looks great.

Sometimes you can

oversteer and you're not letting the

2:43:212:43:24

sled run, so it is a fine balance

between having perfect lines, but to

2:43:242:43:29

do then, you are steering a lot, so

you're slightly cutting the ice

2:43:292:43:33

every time you steer. It is hard to

make a call without speaking to him.

2:43:332:43:41

Frozen Rosen is his Twitter handle.

I thought it came from the movie

2:43:412:43:48

Frozen.

Which is the fastest sliding

event

2:43:482:43:54

Frozen.

Which is the fastest sliding

event and what speed did they reach?

2:43:542:43:56

The luge is the fastest. The luge,

men's luge are highest up, so they

2:43:562:44:06

sit on their sleds and they need

that steepness. Then it is the

2:44:062:44:12

bobsleigh start, men's bobsleigh,

and the skeleton. We are sprinting

2:44:122:44:16

off the top. The wake of the

bobsleigh is such that they are

2:44:162:44:20

generally faster. Luge are the

fastest ones because of the height

2:44:202:44:24

of the star, then the bobsleigh, the

four-man bobsleigh.

Our latest

2:44:242:44:32

obsession is cross-country skiing.

Musgrave got the best finish of any

2:44:322:44:38

British athlete just this morning,

finishing seventh in the skiathlon.

2:44:382:44:42

The biathlon is now underway, and

there are 87 competitors. They set

2:44:422:44:49

off at 30-2nd intervals. They are

doing three loops.

2:44:492:44:56

doing three loops. Two shooting

bouts, one prone, lying down. If

2:44:582:45:00

they miss, they have to do a penalty

loop. It is important that they slow

2:45:002:45:08

their pulse down.

2:45:082:45:13

their pulse down. Look out for the

Old Bailey of the USA. Biathlon,

2:45:152:45:20

interestingly, the only one of the

established sports that the USA has

2:45:202:45:23

not yet won a medal in. Let's join

Rob Walker who can bring us

2:45:232:45:26

up-to-date on everything that is

happening.

2:45:262:45:34

COMMENTATOR: Thank you, Claire and

everyone. Talk about ripping up the

2:45:342:45:39

form book, we're looking at Dominic

Vintage, who has just come across

2:45:392:45:42

the line to put himself in bronze

medal position at the moment. The

2:45:422:45:46

big story here is that coming into

this race, as we watch Slazenger

2:45:462:45:52

coming into the range, as Claire was

saying, the first shoot is prone,

2:45:522:45:57

the second standing. The big story

is that we were expecting a mammoth

2:45:572:46:10

duel. They have won 14 of the 15

World Cup races this season and have

2:46:102:46:15

not put a fingertip wrong all

season, and yet, as Claire was

2:46:152:46:20

saying, every mess at the range...

It results in a 120 metre penalty

2:46:202:46:32

loop, which takes 22-24 seconds.

2:46:322:46:39

He missed three shots in his first

visit to the range and then for some

2:46:432:46:51

reason Fourcad came out and after

skiing beautifully, heed to an

2:46:512:46:58

inexplicably missed three attempts.

His story at the moment is that

2:46:582:47:05

Feifer's race is done.

2:47:052:47:12

Feifer's race is done. Out there on

the course is Fourcad. He left the

2:47:122:47:19

second visit to the shooting range

just about in the hunt for a bronze

2:47:192:47:25

medal, if he could speak quick

enough towards the finish.

2:47:252:47:31

enough towards the finish. Seppala

has finished 48 seconds off the

2:47:332:47:35

pace, down and 78 place at the

moment. One of the Norwegians hoping

2:47:352:47:41

to feature after four golds and a

silver in previous editions of the

2:47:412:47:45

Winter Olympics is down in 16th. We

should say that conditions have been

2:47:452:47:51

absolutely brutal. It's bitterly

cold and that may be affecting the

2:47:512:47:55

trigger finger of one or two of

these men. Fourcad, we would have

2:47:552:48:03

expected him to be able to cope with

these conditions. He has been

2:48:032:48:09

material this season and is yet to

finish off the podium. He managed a

2:48:092:48:15

clean sweep on his standing shoot so

the question is by some miracle find

2:48:152:48:26

the necessary seconds in the closing

stages to get himself a medal.

2:48:262:48:35

stages to get himself a medal. The

other significance here as we watch

2:48:352:48:39

allow Lowell Bailey coming into the

range, the individual world champion

2:48:392:48:43

from last year, the winner of this

sprint has a head start in the

2:48:432:48:49

pursuit. There were ramifications...

That could be a costly miss for

2:48:492:48:56

Bailey. A shame for him. He looked

as though if it shot clean he would

2:48:562:49:01

have had half a chance of going out

level with Peiffer in terms of times

2:49:012:49:06

that the end of the second visit to

the range. He'll have some ground to

2:49:062:49:11

make up. Fourcad was seventh in

terms of time with 1.4 kilometres to

2:49:112:49:21

go. That's the question now, can the

Frenchman called back enough to get

2:49:212:49:26

himself in a medal position?

2:49:262:49:36

himself in a medal position? Weisne

11 in the spring two years ago.

2:49:362:49:43

11 in the spring two years ago. --

in the sprint. If you're watching

2:49:432:49:46

biathlon for the first time there

are five rounds to every visit to

2:49:462:49:50

the range. When they are lying down,

the target is about 4.5 centimetres.

2:49:502:49:57

That's about the same size as the

inner cardboard tube of a toilet

2:49:572:50:04

roll. When they are standing they

are aiming at 12.5 centimetres.

2:50:042:50:10

Fourcad, what can he find here? He's

in eighth position, surely this is

2:50:102:50:16

too little too late. The Italian in

the bronze medal position was only

2:50:162:50:22

seven seconds behind Peiffer. You

suspect that for all his great wins

2:50:222:50:32

and fantastic clean sheets on the

World Cup circuit this season, this

2:50:322:50:35

may not be enough for Fourcade to

start with a medal. He finished in

2:50:352:50:43

sixth position in the sprints in

Sochi and then managed to come back

2:50:432:50:49

and win the pursuit and at the gold

in the individual competition, and

2:50:492:50:53

only just missed out on a gold in

the mass start. This is not the

2:50:532:50:58

beginning we would have been

expecting for Fourcade. You cant

2:50:582:51:03

handle gold medals around athletes

and biathletes next but until you

2:51:032:51:08

get over the finish line they aren't

home and dry -- you can hang gold

2:51:082:51:15

medals. An amazing piece of shooting

from Peiffer. He surely is going to

2:51:152:51:22

remain in the gold medal position

and is that title. Fourcade will not

2:51:222:51:28

finish on the podium in his quest

for glory in Pyeongchang. Lessons

2:51:282:51:37

will need to be learnt. Neither he

or the man who currently lies second

2:51:372:51:41

in the World Cup standings are

anywhere near close to the podium

2:51:412:51:47

there. Fourcade in eighth place,

those three Mrs at his first visit

2:51:472:51:53

to the range proving very costly

indeed. Here is Weistner.

2:51:532:52:06

indeed. Here is Weistner. Peiffer's

time at the exit of the range. Can't

2:52:072:52:10

afford to miss this one and doesn't.

Wiestner has to go round that 150

2:52:102:52:17

metre circuit.

2:52:172:52:22

metre circuit. There are no rules

about whether you go right to left

2:52:222:52:27

or left to right. Usually the first

or the fifth targets are the ones

2:52:272:52:32

that are there and doing.

2:52:322:52:41

that are there and doing. Nelin

trying to slow down his breathing.

2:52:412:52:42

Bears the mistake at the first shot.

Can't afford another one, surely.

2:52:422:52:51

Every time you see it flash red

there is a miss. And the first and

2:52:512:52:57

the fifth. The margins between

success and failure in this event

2:52:572:53:01

are so tiny. It's two very distinct

skill sets. The speed, the accuracy

2:53:012:53:10

and the technical ability of the

cross country skiing. And then the

2:53:102:53:15

cold, calm composure of a

world-class marksman in the shooting

2:53:152:53:21

range. We have to reiterate, I don't

think it is as windy as it was for

2:53:212:53:26

the women last night but it is

absolutely freezing out there and

2:53:262:53:31

that will certainly be affecting one

or two of these biathletes in terms

2:53:312:53:37

of their trigger fingers. Kazar

finishing in 20 at the moment. You

2:53:372:53:43

just saw these Slovenian Fak being

pushed down to 21st. He was a bronze

2:53:432:53:48

medallist in this event eight years

ago. Some world-class biathletes

2:53:482:53:53

have finished way down the

standings. Peiffer in the gold medal

2:53:532:53:58

position at the moment.

2:53:582:54:07

The times are important when all

these men return for the pursuit.

2:54:202:54:28

Peiffer in his third games. He won

the sprint world title back in 2011,

2:54:342:54:41

three relay titles. But this by some

margin would be the biggest moment

2:54:412:54:45

of his career so far. The German

coaches certainly liked it. That's a

2:54:452:54:56

big raw. Just looking down the

leaderboard to see whether anybody

2:54:562:55:00

else could cause a bit of an upset.

Peiffer is in pole position at the

2:55:002:55:09

moment. He wants to make absolutely

certain before he kick-starts the

2:55:092:55:13

celebrations. Nervous moments for

these biathletes.

2:55:132:55:28

Peiffer nodding to the camera, and

this was the moment as he headed

2:55:332:55:40

towards the line after a brilliant

last 1.4 kilometres.

2:55:402:55:52

last 1.4 kilometres. A moment to

savour for a man who has been around

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for such a long time. Sprint gold

seven years ago but this is the

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Winter Olympic Games. This is

Pyeongchang and nobody expected

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Peiffer to challenge the dominance

of Fourcade.

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of Fourcade. An absolutely brilliant

performance.

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performance. We're just waiting to

see whether anybody can mount a late

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challenge.

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An exhausting night for the coaches,

they've been going backwards and

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forwards. You can see them moving

around the course.

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around the course. Wiestner is in

ninth place. That one penalty loop

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equates to about 25 seconds. Just

waiting to get the latest update on

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Lowell Bailey, the individual world

champion from last year. Here he

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comes. Bailey over a minute adrift.

A magnificent performance last year,

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not to be tonight for the

36-year-old American. I think now we

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can be relatively comfortable in

confirming that Peiffer looks as

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though he is going to finish this

blustery, freezing night in

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Pyeongchang with the Winter Olympic

biathlon gold medal in the men's

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sprint. Hiidensalo, a big burst of

speed for the Finn as he comes up to

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the line. But it's not be a place on

the podium for him. On night that

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began with expectations of a

wonderful duel between the two men

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who have lit up the World Cup this

season, neither of them in the end

2:58:062:58:11

were anywhere close. Fourcade did

well to climb back into the top ten

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after missing three shots at his

first visit to the range.

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Boe currently occupies 29th position

Fourcade and Boe will come out

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determined to show the class they

know they have.

They re-emerge for

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the pursuit with their respective

deficits. Fourcade will be 22

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seconds adrift, Boe will be over a

minute down. Just the last few men

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out on the course. Brendon green the

Canadian...

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Canadian... A costly miss for him.

You can see the flags, every five

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metres on this biathlon course and

the 50 metres leading up to the

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range. To Mrs for green equating to

48, 49 seconds, three Mrs. A wry

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smile perhaps on the face of the

Canadians.

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Canadians. Hiidensalo of

Switzerland... A really good effort

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from Wiestner -- Wiestner of

Switzerland. 11th in the World

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Championships two years ago. This

won't be enough to get him on the

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podium but will be some fine

biathletes. An excellent

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performance. Player-222 seconds

behind Wiestner so he'll be just a

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shade behind the two-time champion

from Sochi. When they return for the

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pursuit. A great atmosphere from

those watching. In fact it's so cold

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that some of the spittle on the

beards of these men have been

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absolutely frozen. They've literally

had icicles hanging from their

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chins. Brutal, brutal conditions

here.

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Femling is the last man to have

begun his adventure here tonight.

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Good shooting.

Or have I cursed him?

Oh, and so often it's the fifth shot

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that lets them down, because they

start thinking is that they are

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about tissue clean. What a shame for

the man from Sweden. And one by one,

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they are coming in towards the

finish, and we are not expecting

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anyone to change the order of the

top three. Peiffer, the

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German, Fourcade is still in eight.

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Now, the celebrations are beginning.

We don't have every single

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We don't have every single biathlete

home, but he knows what he has done

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here tonight is good enough for

gold. You always start with

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favourites. But they haven't got the

gold medal until they come across

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the line.

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the line. Smolski, just over a

minute behind. There are a handful

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of men still out on the cause. 1400

metres to go. -- on the course. It

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is a tough circuit. Fourcade skied a

loop last year and said how

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unrelenting the course was, how

tough.

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tough. Siemakov with three Misses at

the range, the same as Fourcade.

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the range, the same as Fourcade. --

with three

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-- three misses at the range, the

same as fourcade.

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gemling has a good biography. he

spends his summer as a circus

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artists at that a circus artist and

said he was quite shy he did that.

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-- he was quite shy before he did

that.

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that. peiffer's celebrations

continue back at the finish.

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continue back at the finish. they

will have to turn their

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disappointment into motivation in

the pursuit, in which peiffer will

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enjoy a head start. he will only

have four seconds on crammer.

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-- krcmar. you would think they

might have a little simple tonight.

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eric lesser downing ten. -- down in

ten. we still haven't got down to

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boe. a medallist in vancouver.

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eder got a bronze medal four years

ago. it shows you that you can be

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the favourite, you can be the man in

form all season, but you have to

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deliver exactly when it counts. And

that is

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that is what Peiffer has done. What

a win for the German. STUDIO: Great

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shots from biathlon. Wonderful

commentary from Rob as well. A third

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gold medal of Germany, they go to

the top of the table and they are

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having a very good start to the

games. It is remarkable at the

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ability to control themselves from

the heart pumping, lung bursting

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effort, to then be

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the heart pumping, lung bursting

effort, to then be accurate in the

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shooting.

It takes such a variety of

skills. You have the endurance and

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then the focus to channel inside and

shoot. We saw that it is so

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important to take that time because

that is what happened with the

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Olympic champion four years ago. He

could not do that and he made

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mistakes and that opened the door.

Let's go back to luge, because we

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saw Felix Loch in front. A Jay Rosen

won't get a fourth run. We will

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catch up on reports touting up, the

other British competitor, who have a

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lot of work to do.

He had a lot to

make up, but like we were saying,

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you are still learning and he still

doesn't have the experience. He

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might be nervous on that brand new

track.

Let's join the commentary.

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COMMENTATOR: You can see the focus

in his eyes as he gets ready to

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start.

Probably his best out of the

three. Gets himself settled into

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that first corner. That is a good

line. Just sliding a little bit

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there, but he has managed to get

eight back under control. You can

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hear the sled moving around. The top

part of his slide yesterday was

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really good. He doesn't have quite

the control that he wants, but that

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is the level of his experience at

the moment. He has managed to keep

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control of it there and that has

tidied it up a bit. It is the best

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run he has had. He hasn't quite got

the control he needs. Whether the

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runners he is on are not suited to

this, he is struggling to keep

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control.

48.9 and a clap of the

hands. That was much better, really.

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A better run from him, and that is

all that you can ask. He won't be

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happy with the overall position, but

for the level of experience, he has

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been to an Olympic Games, which a

lot of people don't achieve. You can

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see him playing to the crowd. There

is some British support. Good

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effort, Rupert, in your first games.

Just rewinding 24 hours, the

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horrific start he had on the first

run, and to come back the day after,

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God knows how he slept last night,

and to produce the quickest of the

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reruns. He made up for it.

He

probably dreamt about that run

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thousands of times in his sleep last

night.

Now a moment of Olympic

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history comes to an end. Shiva

Keshavan, his final Olympic Games.

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Yesterday, there were amazing scenes

when he finished his second run. I

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thought he would hit the wall, a bad

start for him. A great story of

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persistence where he has had to

battle all of his career to get any

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equipment funding.

I know this is

potentially his last run and he

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would want a better one to finish

with, but for a guy with his

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experienced to start like that, he

made mistakes on the first two runs

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at the start, and a guy of his level

should not be making those mistakes.

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He has done the straight perfectly

to make up for that, so he is

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showing that he has the skills. It

hasn't quite worked out at the top

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of the track. This is the end of his

Olympic Games. Anyone who has been

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to six games, hats off to them.

Struggling a bit with hand injury,

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as his career comes to a finish.

They just don't care, they are

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clearly so proud of him.

Definitely.

It will be interesting to is he how

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he reacts to the crowd and what he

does next. Will he go over and visit

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them as he did yesterday?

That is

really nice. There you go.

Evil that

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this moment. He doesn't care about

the person coming down, not in a

3:10:113:10:15

rush to press the green button. --

he will love this moment. That is as

3:10:153:10:28

perfect as any other top. He is

enjoying the moment, and fair play

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to him. Well done.

25th that Turing

was his best ever finish, and that

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is the way it will stay. STUDIO:

Just coming out of that little

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sharply. A warm support in the cold

conditions. An Indian slider who

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would have had no facilities,

nothing at home, can compete in six

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Olympics.

Amazing, isn't it? He has

all the support and his love for the

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sport. He might not have your own

track or the right equipment, but

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look at the joy on his face. What a

career he has had anyway.

Talking of

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investment, there has been a lot of

criticism of the equipment for the

3:11:133:11:18

British athletes, and that is what

helped them back. GB luge have said,

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we only operate on 2% of the budget

of other Olympic sports so there is

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significantly less investment in

luge than in, for example, skeleton.

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Skeleton has been lucky. We know

that you have to win medals to get

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the funding, and we're lucky to have

a lot of lottery funding, from UK

3:11:403:11:45

cattle export as well, for research

and development. It has gone into

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equipment.

Can the technology not be

shared with luge?

It is very

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different equipment for each sled.

The technology we have learned from

3:11:553:12:00

our runners and our equipment might

be able to cross over a little bit

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into the luge. Let's hope we can get

some sponsors after this that can go

3:12:033:12:09

into the next development for the

next format years and we can see a

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difference. We awful to know that

equipment makes a difference.

The

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way it tends to work is, one person

did as well and they invest -- does

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well and they invest money in that.

You need the money and technology

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before you can do well, though.

Someone has to take the brunt and be

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so super-talented that they can

podium without that backing to set

3:12:343:12:37

it up for the future.

Andrew

Musgrave, finishing seventh debate.

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He has done that now.

He has put so

much commitment, invested his own

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time and money, gone and lived in

Norway will stop he picked Norway

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because it was the hub of

cross-country skiing.

It is

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Catch-22. You have to have the money

to get the medals but if you don't

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have the medals, you don't get the

money, and how are you supposed to

3:13:023:13:04

do that? People are asking why AJ

doesn't have better runners and

3:13:043:13:09

equipment, but it is money, and it

cost a lot of money for athletes to

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be away for six months of the year

training. Local businessmen, get

3:13:133:13:21

your money and support your local

athletes.

On that impassioned plea,

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we will shortly switch to BBC One

and show you the final run of the

3:13:263:13:30

men's luge, Felix Loch in prime

position for that. We will join the

3:13:303:13:35

women's moguls. They have two lots

of finals to come, and that will be

3:13:353:13:40

really good TV. We also have women's

ice hockey, Canada playing the

3:13:403:13:45

Olympic athletes of Russia. Canada

are the strongest team in the

3:13:453:13:49

women's ice hockey, so that will be

high-quality stuff. Brilliant

3:13:493:13:55

insight from my colleagues. They

will be on BBC One. The British

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headline of the day is Andrew

Musgrave, but maybe the global

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headline is the 17-year-old who took

gold in the men's slopestyle. We

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will reflect on that as well.

Hopefully we'll hear from him. Join

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us on BBC One for live moguls. See

you in a moment.

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Clare Balding presents live coverage of day two of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Expect thrills and spills in freestyle skiing's women's moguls competition - Justine Dufour-Lapointe is the reigning Olympic champion and is one of three Canadian sisters who compete at the top level in moguls.

The day's packed schedule also includes a women's ice hockey match between medal contenders USA and Finland.