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Day 2, Part 5

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present coverage of day two, including reigning women's ice hockey champions Canada in action against Russia.


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Everyone, clear the decks, sit down,

watch this. Charlotte Callum becomes

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the ski Avalon Winter Olympic

champion!

The defending champion is

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in a wonderful position now.

This is

the Olympic spirit, this is what

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it's all about.

And your Olympic

champion!

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champion!

She has taken the first

biathlon gold.

A moment that will be

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historically remembered by all in

attendance.

The hosts have struck

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gold!

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gold! All three of

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attendance.

The hosts have struck

gold! All three of them are out now!

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This is great skating from Elyse

Christie. She safely through to the

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quarterfinals.

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Good afternoon and welcome to

continued coverage from Pyeongchang.

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It has been so windy that in the

early hours of the morning UK time

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they had to postpone the men's

downhill which will now take place

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on Thursday. And they had to cancel

qualifying for the women's

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slopestyle which means Aimee Fuller

and the rest of them will go

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straight through to the final.

They'll just have two runs and

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hopefully do enough to win a medal.

It is now night-time in South Korea,

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it's 9:30pm. Still lots of live

sport. We'll have women's moguls,

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luge and ice hockey. Chemmy Alcott

is with us. She skied in four

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Olympic Games. And Amy Williams, who

won gold in skeleton in 2010 are my

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guests. We've had lots that we want

to reflect on, what's coming up as

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well. Don't you love it?

The drama

comedy emotions. Someone does their

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best, someone is disappointed, it's

all over the place.

It's so

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spectacular to watch all of these

athletes at the top of their game in

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the form of their life just giving

it their all.

Let's take a look and

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see what we've got in store for you

on BBC One. As mentioned, various

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things have delayed events but it is

all set fair for the bumps of the

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women's moguls. They'll be coming

down with their tricks and flips and

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bending their knees and flying

through those moguls. It's a

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combination of judged and timed

events. It's all about time in the

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men's luge. Felix Loch will go last

in the final run as he tries to win

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a third gold medal. In the women's

ice hockey, Canada are against the

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Olympic of Russia. It's going to be

tense, it's going to be aggressive

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and fast and only for the fearless.

A nice combination of different

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sorts of sport. Lots of questions

about winter sports coming in for

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Ross. The person I want to talk

about first is 17-year-old Red

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Gerrard. He did not win a medal on

the first day of competition, that

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hasn't happened since 1998 but this

was him putting on the show of his

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life. Chemmy, he had to get it

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was him putting on the show of his

life. Chemmy, he had to get it

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spot-on in this final run.

Exactly.

He came into this in last place. He

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misread the wind on the first two

runs and had some falls. The

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pull-out this run so neat and tidy,

he said his aim was to land the run

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and boy did he. What a tactician.

You can see the adjustments made for

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the wind, the jumps and it was from

here he really impressed. The

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creativity in the air and easy on to

the final jump,

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the final jump, pumping speed,

looking for it everywhere. He didn't

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know he had the run of his life at

the bottom. He had to wait and watch

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the others come behind him. It's the

precision and being so young and not

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letting the moment affecting,

amazing to see.

They have an

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interesting attitude, the

snowboarders and the freestyle

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skiers.

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snowboarders and the freestyle

skiers. It's all about having fun,

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relaxing and just enjoying it.

You

can't brace. If you're doing a

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creative sport where you are flying

high in the air, if you stop racing

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you won't be able to perform at your

best.

Here he is getting his gold

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medal.

He was born in the 2000s.

It's amazing.

Those are the heaviest

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medals ever made for the Olympic

Games.

Mind is

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medals ever made for the Olympic

Games.

Mind is over 500 grams.

Look

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at the rotation.

It's amazing. The

feeling of having the medal round

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your neck.

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your neck. When that's around your

neck and you have a moment

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afterwards to replay what you do, I

watch myself and doesn't feel like

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it's me. He will probably watch

himself here doing this performance

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is probably for years to come.

He's

got the big air to come as well.

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Honestly, he is going to be the

pin-up boy of the USA. Their first

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gold medal of the games. Live

changes for him. He'll be on all the

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big shows.

When you haven't got that

pressure of being the complete

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favourite, and you're a

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pressure of being the complete

favourite, and you're a bit of an

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underdog, you can just give it

everything you've got. You've got

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the freedom within your body to be

like, I've got nothing to lose. I

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can give it my all, have fun and see

what happens. That is clearly what

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can happen.

We are going to a

similar expressive sport but with a

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combination of speed. This isn't all

about tricks, they are

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about tricks, they are important but

Matt Chilton can tell us more about

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the ladies moguls and about the

conditions out there because it

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looks like it's snowing.

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conditions out there because it

looks like it's snowing.

That's

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right, it has just started to snow

and visibility was pretty tough in

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the first phase of the final. We now

have the start list for the last 12.

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This is final number two. A dozen

will go with the scores from the

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previous runs scrubbed off, so it's

a fresh start.

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a fresh start. This is the order in

which they finished the first round.

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Dulfour had the best score in the

previous run. Just Dean

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Dufour-Lapointe is the defending

champion. We've had 20 athletes

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whittled down to 12 for final number

two. Final number three will involve

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just the best six who will go for

gold, silver and bronze. It's a

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pretty ruthless cut-off strategy

from here on in. We have the judges

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looking for turns in particular, the

turn Marks make up 60% of the marks.

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There they are. 20% is about the

time, 20% is about the two jumps,

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the two compulsory kickers. The pace

time is 28.4 seconds. To be in with

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a chance of a medal realistically

you've got to ski well, Perloff two

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good jumps and break 30 seconds.

With the wind heading up the course

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it might slow them down slightly.

We'll see how it unfolds. The first

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athlete to ski in the penultimate

round tonight is Ekaterina

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Stolyarova. She's looking for a

place in the top six, from the

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Olympic Athletes from Russia team.

19th in Sochi, seventh in Vancouver,

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skiing in her third Olympic Winter

Games. She is released at the top of

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the course, about ten turns before

the first kicker. Here it is. She

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goes conservative. Single 360.

Single rotation. This is where the

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judges are paying closest attention,

those blue bands on her white ski

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pants giving them an idea of how

close together the knees are. It's a

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really good execution. She's got to

go in there to do, she does.

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Backflip, solid landing. Doesn't

quite break 30 seconds. That gives

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her 13.65 points. Good skiing all

night from Stolyarova from the

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Olympic Athletes from Russia team.

Clockwise 360, looking for the

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landing. She spots it, starts to put

the turns in as soon as she dares

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post landing. The middle part of the

course was executed really neatly.

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Here is the bottom kicker. Arms out

wide to emphasise the style of that

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second jump. Stolyarova, the last of

the qualifiers from the group of 20.

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Waiting for her score to come in.

She's now got to watch and wait to

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see if that's enough to see her

through to the top six. Regina

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Rakhimova is next ago, also from the

Olympic Athletes from Russia team.

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Another 360. We'll see some of the

later competitors putting in

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backflips. Some may be with a single

twist off that top kicker. Two

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somersaults to win a medal tonight

required. Rakhimova carving her way

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between the two control gates. Eight

metres apart. Truck driver grabbed

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on the way round on that backflip.

Pretty good from ski a number two in

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this second final.

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this second final. Only 12 to be in

with a chance of skiing for an

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Olympic medal. Landing off the first

kicker was pretty solid. The turns

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mid-course were OK. She's chasing

the score of her team-mate

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Stolyarova of 72.70 four. --

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she moves into first position.

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The first of three Canadians in this

group of 12.

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group of 12. The defending champion

Dufour-Lapointe will be last to ski.

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Full twisting back somersault from

Naude. Visibility is terrible. The

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floodlights cutting through the snow

and eliminating the bumps. Andi

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Naude pro is eating up the ground.

Compact style, her knees absorbing

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everything that comes her way.

Brilliant skiing from the Canadian.

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She is under 30! The quickest of

this penultimate final so far giving

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her 15.34 time points. I would think

that is comfortably enough to move

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her into first position. First jump

absolutely picture perfect, full

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twisting back somersault. She turns

with the red bands on the knees to

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emphasise the style for the judges.

Absolutely beautifully executed and

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then this was sensational. Like an

area

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area -- racking up good time points,

good air points. Excellent earn

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points. She will lead the way.

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points. She will lead the way. The

score is irrelevant, it's about

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qualifying. It's about making the

top six. To go for a medal.

First of

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the Americans, test Johnson.

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the Americans, test Johnson.

Johnson

ready to go. The 17-year-old in her

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first Olympic Games, obviously.

Tenth in the World Championships

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last year. Snowfall is getting

heavier. The blizzard intensifying

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as Tess Johnson skis through those

magnificent turns in the middle part

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of the course. Now she is

approaching the bottom kicker in

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good shape. Great control.

Straight... A slight wobble on

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landing, that's not going to help.

Beyond 30 seconds on the clock. A

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mixed bag for Tess Johnson.

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mixed bag for Tess Johnson. Started

well.

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well. Slightly conservative first

jump. An old-fashioned helicopter or

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360 as they call it these days. The

middle turns were pretty good. She

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was beyond 30 seconds so she's only

taken 13.3 to time points. The

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landing at the bottom of the course

slightly let her down.

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She wasn't in total control,

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She wasn't in total control, she had

to recover her left ski.

There were

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no further distinct terms. She will

be for. -- four. She had to wait and

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see, for mistakes for others. I

would think it unlikely now. Audrey

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Robichaud, the second of the three

Canadians. Two Australians are still

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to come, but

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to come, but Audrey Robichaud on her

way for the Canadian team. 29 years

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old,

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old, floating around the 360. Thank

goodness for the floodlights. Look

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at her knees, knocked together.

Synchronised absorption. Audrey

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Robichaud and ripping it up. I don't

think she will beat 30 seconds. A

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little slow compared to some. Truck

driver with a big somersault. The

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terms at the bottom were neat, you

cannot fold them, the time is the

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weak link. The combination of air

points and ten points will -- turn

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points will help Audrey Robichaud.

First kicker, 360. In her third

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Olympics, she missed Vancouver, she

was eighth in 2006 in Italy and in

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Saatchi, eight years later, she was

ten. Will she go to the final six

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tonight? Where have the judges put

her? Second.

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her? Second. 74.80 nine. A nervous

wait. Seven still to come and only

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six places up for grabs. Yulia

Galysheva next to go, for

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Kazakhstan. Fired up and ready to

ski here in Pyeongchang, at the

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Phoenix Snow Park. Throws back

somersault of the first kicker.

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Coming right down the centre of the

track. And she's making some

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exquisite mogul turns here. The 25

rolled from Kazakhstan, with a huge

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amount of experience. Approaching

the final kicker. Front flip and

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landed perfectly ex-Mac brilliant,

just beyond 30 seconds. All in all,

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a great run to watch from Yulia

Galysheva who was 11th in Saatchi,

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in her third now. And the node

leaves is -- Andi Naude leads.

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Regina Rakhimova from the Olympic

athletes of Russia third.

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athletes of Russia third. So far, no

unqualified, still six to come. A

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front flip off the final kicker

beautifully executed and enjoy

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beautifully executed and enjoy there

from the coach. Second now, a

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nervous wait for Galysheva. The only

French skier in the competition

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tonight. Perrine Laffont, skied

brilliantly on Friday in the first

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qualifying competition with the best

mark, 79.72, but little lacklustre

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earlier tonight. Can she reproduce

her form from Friday? She has gone

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for a low scoring 360 the first

kicker. Right in the middle of the

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course, knees tied together

absorbing moguls. Beautiful skiing

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from Perrine Laffont, a marked

improvement from what we score

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earlier tonight. She's gone big,

little scruffy in-flight, the

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landing was OK. Just inside 30

seconds.

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seconds. The French fans here hoping

for some success, they get to win a

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medal in the Winter Olympic Games.

360 off the first kicker for Perrine

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Laffont. Silver medallist behind

Britteny Cox at the World

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Championship in Sierra Nevada last

season. . A little conservative

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perhaps? The first jump secondly

was, and the second kicker was a

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little clunky. Will not be enough to

take the lead away from Andy node.

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They think it's good enough for

second. That means that Andi Naude

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has qualified with 78.78 with just

five skiers to come. Next to come

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from Australia, Britteny Cox, who,

in Vancouver eight years ago, was

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that the youngest competitor in the

Winter Olympic Games aged just 15.

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Clockwise 360, wasn't the best

landing but look at her knees

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working now, Pistons. Sucking up the

bumps one by one. Incredible pace

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for Britteny Cox. Scheme

beautifully. -- skiing.

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beautifully. -- skiing. Laser out

lands Sweet, breaks 30 seconds, that

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will probably be good enough to lead

and will surely be good enough to

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see the world champion through to

the super final. Britteny Cox in

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irresistible form here tonight. The

first kicker, the landing was the

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only sketchy moment. Just the

split-second of these terms, so

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aggressive. She made light work of

the middle part of the course. And

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styled out the final jump, through

the blizzard.

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the blizzard. It's the second

quickest time of the night, Cox is

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second. And with four to come, she

too has qualified for the super

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final. The one who's waiting

nervously at the moment is Perrine

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Laffont who is pushed down to third.

Andi Naude and Britteny Cox art

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through. Takara Anthony is next.

Second Australian -- Jakara Anthony.

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Just an 19 years old. Ten turns

before the first kicker. 360.

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Visibility really tough now. The

wind might be a factor, that's

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probably what's putting them making

really big jumps on the top kicker

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but they've got to throw caution to

the wind at the second kicker. And

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really go high and long. Jakara

Anthony in great shape, styles out

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the final jump. The time beyond 30.

This could be touch and go for

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Jakara Anthony. We know that Andi

Naude has qualified with 78.78. We

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know that Britteny Cox is through to

the super final with 78 point 28.

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Currently third waiting nervously is

Perrine Laffont on France, and now a

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nervous wait for the judges to

deliberate for another 19-year-old,

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Jack Anthony. Tucked back somersault

to conclude. She is for. -- four.

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She's in there for the moment. With

three to come, the best three after

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the qualifying round, she may not

make it. So we know that Kareem

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Lafond has now qualified. We know

that Britteny Cox is through, and

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the Canadian Andi Naude is through.

First of the last three, Keaton

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McCargo, the 22-year-old American.

On her way. 360 off the first

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kicker. In her first Olympic Winter

games. Started skiing at the age of

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two, she's messing up some of the

turn in the middle part of the

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course. Jakara Anthony will be

watching closely knowing that the

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judges will mark Keaton McCargo down

for that mistake. The landing on the

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final somersault is perfect. The air

was good, time was good as well. But

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she knows that the turn marks could

be her downfall. She started well

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with the 360.

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That was a mistake. Could not

disguise it. The judges could spot

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it. And they will mark her down

accordingly. Find margins tonight at

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the highest level of the sport.

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the highest level of the sport. The

true winter feel to the Olympic

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games now, bitterly cold, snow

falling, perfect. She's out of the

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contest. Sixth for the moment. Not

out, because she is in with two to

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come but it's unlikely, she'll have

two hopes for big mistakes from

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Jaelin Kauf and Justine

Dufour-Lapointe. So after Anthony

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has now definitely qualified.

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has now definitely qualified. Two to

go, Jaelin Kauf is away the United

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States of America. Both her parents

were probed for bump skiers. -- pro

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tour bump skiers. She has the worst

of the snowfall. She's eating up the

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bumps in the middle part of the

cause, perfect and renovation of the

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knees, upper body, minimum movement.

Effortless and fast. Flies the final

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kicker, backflip with an iron Cross.

Under 30 seconds. Jaelin Kauf puts

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one down. That's got to begin enough

to see her through to the super

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final. -- that Scots to be good

enough.

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360 at the top in the first kicker.

Beautiful rhythm with the arms,

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across the body. Her skis

maintaining maximum contact with the

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snow until she flew with a back flip

iron Cross manoeuvre to finish her

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run. She thought it was good. I

thought it was good. It's about what

0:27:260:27:31

the judges thought. She's in the top

six at the moment, just one to come.

0:27:310:27:39

She's got a nervous watch now with

just Justine Dufour-Lapointe left to

0:27:390:27:46

ski. That means that Yulia Galysheva

has qualified. Can the defending

0:27:460:27:54

champion ski into the super final?

Justine Dufour-Lapointe will be the

0:27:540:27:57

last skier on the Hill. The 24-year

old, Gold medallist from Saatchi,

0:27:570:28:06

with her sister Chloe taking silver

and her older sister Maxine in the

0:28:060:28:10

fourth, it was a night for them.

0:28:100:28:18

fourth, it was a night for them. She

starts to move it up through the

0:28:180:28:20

gears. No mistakes at all. Hold out

in front, little flick of the wrist

0:28:200:28:26

to keep her with moving. Fast and

furious and great to watch the

0:28:260:28:32

defending champion. What a jump!

Massive hikes, she round it off in

0:28:320:28:38

style. -- massive height.

0:28:380:28:46

style. -- massive height. Justine

Dufour-Lapointe has surely done

0:28:470:28:51

enough to take her place in the

super final. And in doing so she

0:28:510:28:55

will almost certainly put out Jaelin

Kauf who's on the cut-off point

0:28:550:29:01

right now. Brilliant from Justine

Dufour-Lapointe, aiming to become

0:29:010:29:09

the first woman ever to win

back-to-back Olympic moguls title.

0:29:090:29:16

Her compatriot one two in a row in

Sochi and rank over, the first man

0:29:160:29:25

to do it. -- Vancouver. She is

surely on her way to the super final

0:29:250:29:32

where the top six race in reverse

order. She's there, forth.

0:29:320:29:40

order. She's there, forth. And that

means that she has nudged out Jaelin

0:29:400:29:44

Kauf from the top of the

leaderboard. We know who the final

0:29:440:29:47

six will be. Justine Dufour-Lapointe

has a chance to defend her Olympic

0:29:470:29:53

title. So, it's Yulia Galysheva last

in. She'll be joined in the super

0:29:530:30:04

six by Jakara Anthony, Justine

Dufour-Lapointe, Perrine Laffont,

0:30:040:30:07

Britteny Cox and Andi Naude.

0:30:070:30:13

We will be back there for the super

final. You can see them repairing

0:30:160:30:20

the track, making sure those bumps

are as high as they should be. It is

0:30:200:30:25

snowing really hard, you would think

that the super final could be

0:30:250:30:32

delayed?

It is staying quite

consistent. It will be the same for

0:30:320:30:35

all of them. This is the Olympics,

you need to challenge yourself. You

0:30:350:30:39

cannot control the weather. Control

what you can control. We've got to

0:30:390:30:46

go with it. There's some really good

pace there. Control in the air, and

0:30:460:30:52

tight lines. It was so exciting.

It

is going to be bitterly cold. And a

0:30:520:30:59

decent crowd at the luge. Underway

in the fourth and final run, in

0:30:590:31:03

reverse order. Felix Loch is trying

to retain his title. He will be the

0:31:030:31:10

last man down the track. That's live

on the red button. We will bring you

0:31:100:31:15

up to date with all that is going on

on BBC One later. Before the super

0:31:150:31:21

final of the moguls, we had the

chance to reflect on something that

0:31:210:31:25

happened early this morning. People

get into winter sport in a number of

0:31:250:31:29

different ways, how did you get into

skeleton?

I took myself along to the

0:31:290:31:34

Star Trek in Bath after talking to

people in the gym.

0:31:340:31:38

Star Trek in Bath after talking to

people in the gym. -- down to the

0:31:380:31:42

track.

Did you get on a machine?

Andrew Musgrave was put on skis as a

0:31:420:31:49

toddler in the Alps. His dad worked

in the oil industry, they travelled

0:31:490:31:53

all over. Then at the age of five he

went to Anchorage, Alaska, then to

0:31:530:31:57

Aberdeenshire when he was 11. He

joined the Hunley Nordic and outdoor

0:31:570:32:03

leisure group to make friends and he

begins to get really good at

0:32:030:32:06

cross-country. Then he moved himself

to Norway. Now he is a major

0:32:060:32:10

competitor. He was looking to become

the first British cross-country

0:32:100:32:14

skier ever to finish in the top ten

that they winter Olympic

0:32:140:32:18

cross-country event. Today it was

the skiathlon. 15 K classic style,

0:32:180:32:25

15 K freestyle. Which he prefers.

This is what happened earlier...

0:32:250:32:29

15 K freestyle. Which he prefers.

This is what happened earlier...

0:32:290:32:30

COMMENTATOR: The first event in the

men's cross-country programme at

0:32:300:32:34

Pyeongchang 2018... The 30

kilometres skiathlon. They are

0:32:340:32:39

underway. We've been looking forward

to this race for the last few

0:32:390:32:45

months. Bearing in mind the form of

some of the very best in the world.

0:32:450:32:51

There is so much history on the

line, for so many competing here

0:32:510:32:54

today. Doria,

0:32:540:33:03

today. Doria, the dominant force on

the World Cup circuit, hoping to

0:33:040:33:07

become the youngest ever Winter

Olympic champion. That was Kruger

0:33:070:33:13

who fell there. A real shame. At 27,

that was Toni Livers back in his

0:33:130:33:20

fourth games. That is a real shock.

The good news, I guess from their

0:33:200:33:26

perspective, is that hopefully the

pace will not be too fast. They've

0:33:260:33:30

got the opportunity to get back.

Kruger was fresh and rested for

0:33:300:33:33

those games. Let's get an indication

as to what happened...

At the front,

0:33:330:33:42

it looks like it is Kruger going

down first. He is caught up with

0:33:420:33:58

Larkov and Spitsov.

0:33:580:34:04

Larkov and Spitsov.

It is the

ultimate test of the cross-country

0:34:040:34:06

skier. Half of the race in

freestyle. Half of the racing in

0:34:060:34:11

classical. Look at this from Andrew

Musgrave. My goodness, what an

0:34:110:34:17

effort and what a performance so

far. He has to keep it going and

0:34:170:34:21

even if he does not end up on the

podium, what confidence for his best

0:34:210:34:27

event, the 15 K. No Britain is

inside, the top 25 of any

0:34:270:34:33

cross-country ski race in the

history of the Olympic Games. Can

0:34:330:34:36

you believe it. He is absolutely

flying at the moment. Musgrave doing

0:34:360:34:43

all of the hard work here. He is in

the silver medal position. I really

0:34:430:34:48

am enjoying saying that! Less than

four limit is to go. And Kruger,

0:34:480:34:52

clearly feeling as though going hard

with four kilometres to go is his

0:34:520:35:00

best chance of getting on the podium

and winning the race. If you are new

0:35:000:35:06

to cross-country skiing, you are

more used to watching distance

0:35:060:35:09

running. The same principles of

brave reapplied. To go this far out

0:35:090:35:14

shows you his intent. The Britain

needs to hold on here... Maurice

0:35:140:35:26

Manificat, the defending champion in

three. The few meters have opened up

0:35:260:35:34

now between Andrew Musgrave and the

men currently not battling for three

0:35:340:35:38

medals but battling for two. It is

Norway one, two and three at the

0:35:380:35:46

moment. They are closing down on

Kruger. They have a monstrous crime

0:35:460:35:51

to content between now and the

finish. Here it is... He is

0:35:510:36:00

seriously hurting now. His lead has

been halved, from 22 seconds to 11.

0:36:000:36:08

Sundby in second place. With Holund

behind. Norway are occupying all

0:36:080:36:17

three middle position is at the

moment and their lungs will be

0:36:170:36:19

bursting. Kruger, having fallen

right at the start of the race, he

0:36:190:36:24

is going to finish the day in a

blaze of glory. An incredible

0:36:240:36:32

recovery against one of the best

skiathlon fields ever assembled. He

0:36:320:36:39

is the Winter Olympic champion! He

was down at the start but he was not

0:36:390:36:43

out. He did not give up. The epitome

of what the Olympics is all about.

0:36:430:36:51

It is a one, two, three for the

Norwegians. With Holund coming home

0:36:510:36:56

for the bronze. We are still waiting

for Andrew Musgrave. A sensational

0:36:560:37:03

effort from the Britain, it really

is. Andrew Musgrave in seventh

0:37:030:37:08

position. The best previous

performance by a British

0:37:080:37:10

cross-country skier, 29th,

announcing his arrival at the top of

0:37:100:37:17

the sport, saying we Brits can be

world class as well. What a finish

0:37:170:37:22

from Musgrave and along his scalps

-- among his scalps, the World Cup

0:37:220:37:26

leader could only finish in tenth.

I'm disappointed to be honest. With

0:37:260:37:34

one lap and a half, I was feeling

confident. I thought I could medal

0:37:340:37:39

and I was feeling really good. I

tried to keep up on the last lap but

0:37:390:37:44

went a little hard. I slipped back

through the field.

And what do you

0:37:440:37:48

need to do to beat the Norwegians?

Go faster than them! I don't know.

0:37:480:37:57

It's a completely different race

when it is an individual start. I

0:37:570:38:01

think I just need to race to get

back into it. A couple of days of

0:38:010:38:05

easy training and I should

0:38:050:38:09

back into it. A couple of days of

easy training and I should be all

0:38:090:38:10

right.

On Friday he will be back in

action. There we go going, best ever

0:38:100:38:17

result for a British cross-country

skier, and he's disappointed.

He

0:38:170:38:21

expects that much to himself. He was

in second place for so much of it.

0:38:210:38:25

It plays on his mind. Could he have

maintained it? He has two of his

0:38:250:38:33

favourite events to come. Who knows?

And Krueger, he fell at the start,

0:38:330:38:38

and he still wins gold?

Don't give

up, you never know what will happen.

0:38:380:38:43

You can still get to the front and

when!

We are heading back for more

0:38:430:38:49

action. Let's go back over to the

women's moguls and rejoin Matt

0:38:490:38:53

Chilton...

0:38:530:38:54

women's moguls and rejoin Matt

Chilton... COMMENTATOR: Six to go,

0:38:540:38:57

it's the super final here.

0:38:570:39:06

it's the super final here. The

defending champion, one of two

0:39:060:39:11

Canadians, we have the judges who

are some way behind the falling

0:39:110:39:19

snow. 60% of the scoring is about

the turns. 20% the speed, 20

0:39:190:39:33

percent, the air. Six left in the

competition. Three will take the

0:39:330:39:38

medals. Three will leave

disappointed.

0:39:380:39:45

disappointed. The last of the

qualifiers, Yulia Galysheva will go.

0:39:450:39:50

She slides forward now, onto the

bridge, her ski tips just over the

0:39:500:39:56

top. Time will start as she pushes

off. Final words of advice from her

0:39:560:40:03

coach at the top of the course...

Potentially 30 seconds, or

0:40:030:40:08

thereabouts, between Yulia Galysheva

and an Olympic medal. The super

0:40:080:40:13

final for the women's Olympic moguls

competition is underway. Yulia

0:40:130:40:17

Galysheva coming down the centre,

she gets a decent somersault in.

0:40:170:40:22

Taking a brave aerial position at

the top of the course. Now we follow

0:40:220:40:25

her with the camera at the side of

the track. These are still locked in

0:40:250:40:29

well. Solid skiing from the athlete

from Kazakhstan. Tiring slightly as

0:40:290:40:38

she goes front flip of the final

jump and lands it softly. Just over

0:40:380:40:42

30 seconds. 30.1 four. Two big brave

jumps from Yulia Galysheva. Of

0:40:420:40:55

Kazakhstan in her third Olympic

Games. Seventh in Sochi. Can she

0:40:550:40:59

improve sufficiently to get her

first Olympic medal? The first jump

0:40:590:41:06

was solid. The turns in the middle

of the course were exemplary. The

0:41:060:41:13

final kicker. Difficult, if front

flip, she grabbed the ski pads

0:41:130:41:22

rather than the skis, that was the

object there. The time was solid.

0:41:220:41:26

Just over 30 seconds. 30.1 four,.

That is her school.

0:41:260:41:42

That is her school. -- 30.14, that

is her score. The Australians have

0:41:420:41:45

the first of their two competitors

in this final, Jakara Anthony.

0:41:450:41:53

Qualified in fact, she is ready to

go. The 19-year-old is up and

0:41:530:41:58

running. For the last time in the

2018 Olympic final. A 360 to begin

0:41:580:42:03

with. The landing was a little slow

but now she moves up through the

0:42:030:42:06

gears. She begins to turn on the a

few but -- turn on the afterburners.

0:42:060:42:16

Jakara Anthony with some sensational

mogul skiing here, she hasn't put a

0:42:160:42:20

foot wrong. Mistake free, the knees

have been locked together. High

0:42:200:42:24

backtalk somersault. The speed is

slightly slower than Yulia

0:42:240:42:29

Galysheva. 30.94 seconds. Couldn't

have done any more, at the age of

0:42:290:42:37

19. Jakara Anthony... The first jump

with a 360. 12th in the World

0:42:370:42:48

Championships in Spain last year.

Been consistent without being

0:42:480:42:57

spectacular on the season long World

Cup campaign. The current score to

0:42:570:43:03

beat. 77.4, to move into gold medal

positioning. That is currently held

0:43:030:43:09

by Yulia Galysheva from Kazakhstan.

A soft landing on the final backflip

0:43:090:43:16

from Cheika Anthony. -- Jakara

Anthony. She goes into silver medal

0:43:160:43:22

position.

0:43:220:43:29

position. Yulia Galysheva leading.

Next up, the defending champion,

0:43:290:43:36

Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Could she

become the first skier ever to win

0:43:360:43:38

this twice? Introduced to the

Olympic programme in 1992.

0:43:380:43:52

Olympic programme in 1992. Kari Traa

in salt lake city, and then Jennifer

0:43:520:43:57

Heil. Justine Dufour-Lapointe, won

in Sochi four years ago. Bidding for

0:43:570:44:01

her second successive gold. She hits

the bumps in the middle of the

0:44:010:44:05

course and she's really piling on

the

0:44:050:44:12

the pressure on Yulia Galysheva,

waiting at the bottom of the

0:44:120:44:14

mountain. Saving the best until

last. She is tearing through the

0:44:140:44:19

turns. Flying high, and landing

softly. Slightly backwards, and

0:44:190:44:22

inside a 30 seconds. The fastest of

the day so far in this super final.

0:44:220:44:35

29.54 seconds. Justine

Dufour-Lapointe has opened up this

0:44:350:44:37

final. That might be enough to bring

her another Olympic medal. This is

0:44:370:44:42

the first of the kickers... 360. A

soft landing. Straight back into the

0:44:420:44:48

turning. The skis are left on the

track. You can see her eyes through

0:44:480:44:55

the goggles. Concentrating, staring

down the line. She flew high,

0:44:550:45:01

gracefully round for a second

kicker. The land was soft again.

0:45:010:45:07

It's got to be good enough for the

lead, for the defending champion.

0:45:070:45:12

There will be three more to go.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, leading the

0:45:120:45:18

way. 78.56 for the defending

champion.

0:45:180:45:28

Yulia Galysheva pushed down to

second and Dhaka to Anthony holds

0:45:300:45:36

gold medal position.

There is our

new leader. Three to come. Perrine

0:45:360:45:40

Laffont will be next. Another

youngster, just 19 years old. She's

0:45:400:45:48

been getting better and better as

the day goes on. And now she needs

0:45:480:45:52

her best ever run. The first ten

turns before the kicker. Laffont

0:45:520:46:00

keeps it straightforward, lacks a

little control straight after the

0:46:000:46:03

landing. Back on top of the now and

absolutely tearing the course. That

0:46:030:46:10

mistake on first landing might just

cost her in the eyes of the judges.

0:46:100:46:14

She's got to go big and get this

right. The landing is OK, the time

0:46:140:46:19

is all right. She is the quickest of

the super final so far. So a mixed

0:46:190:46:28

bag for Perrine Laffont. We'll see

the key elements of that run again.

0:46:280:46:36

Here is the 360 off the top kicker.

Just a moments hesitation. Before

0:46:360:46:40

she got back into the turning

elements of the course. Once she

0:46:400:46:49

did, the knees worked relentlessly

down this track. She's got to beat

0:46:490:46:55

Justin -- Justine Dufour-Lapointe

and it's got to be tight.

0:46:550:47:06

Dufour-Lapointe leads, Galysheva and

Anthony in second and third. Where

0:47:060:47:15

they could put her? First! 78.65.

Quickest of the super final so far

0:47:150:47:25

and she's guaranteed another. -- a

medal. She will win France's first

0:47:250:47:33

medal in the Winter Olympic Games

with two to come. Perrine Laffont

0:47:330:47:37

has gold medal position. Can

Britteny Cox steal it from her? The

0:47:370:47:47

Australian is ready to go one more

time. Champion of the world from 12

0:47:470:47:51

months ago. She has the worst of the

wind. She's away. Cox makes her

0:47:510:48:00

first ten turns without so much as a

twitch. A little out of control on

0:48:000:48:05

the first six terms, posted the

first kicker, that could cost her.

0:48:050:48:12

She's letting them get away from

her. It's a slightly uncontrolled

0:48:120:48:15

midsection from Britteny Cox,

setting up for the final kicker.

0:48:150:48:21

Backflip and land is a little hard.

It's 28.29 so she has put down the

0:48:210:48:29

fastest run of the super final.

0:48:290:48:35

fastest run of the super final. The

time was better than anyone but

0:48:360:48:38

that's only 20% of the score. It's

the turn marks which could prove

0:48:380:48:42

decisive tonight.

0:48:420:48:49

decisive tonight. Just a little

mistake on landing and one further

0:48:490:48:51

error further down the course, she

just lost control momentarily. Her

0:48:510:48:57

skis slightly apart. It was not

perfect. Serena Ford leads for

0:48:570:49:02

France. -- Purina fonts. -- Perrine

Laffont.

0:49:020:49:15

Laffont. Justine Dufour-Lapointe

second, Yulia Galysheva third.

0:49:150:49:24

second, Yulia Galysheva third. She's

gone the fifth, she's out of the

0:49:240:49:26

medals. And that means with one

come, Justine Dufour-Lapointe will

0:49:260:49:33

take at worst the bronze medal.

Guaranteed one, the Canadian in the

0:49:330:49:37

middle of your screen. Korean

0:49:370:49:48

middle of your screen. Korean --

Laffont will have to wait and see

0:49:480:49:52

what Andi Naude does. Last to ski in

the women's super final, and the

0:49:520:50:01

22-year-old Canadian Andi Naude

ready to go. Andi Naude ready and

0:50:010:50:05

away. A slow start as she picked our

lines are the first few turns.

0:50:050:50:11

Really thrown it down, though! Fall

twisting back somersault. Struggling

0:50:110:50:16

to regain control and now she's out!

And that means she will not win a

0:50:160:50:21

medal. And Perrine Laffont is the

Olympics champion for 2018! France

0:50:210:50:31

kick-start their Winter Olympics

with gold in the women's moguls.

0:50:310:50:35

Justine Dufour-Lapointe takes

silver, Yulia Galysheva the bronze.

0:50:350:50:45

Andi Naude finishes showboating,

keeping the crowd entertained but a

0:50:450:50:48

disappointing end for her. Korean

0:50:480:50:57

-- Perrine Laffont, the French

skier, the champion. The four years

0:50:570:51:06

ago champion at Silver to her

collection and Yulia Galysheva in

0:51:060:51:09

her third Olympic, forth, sorry,

Winter Olympic Games, gets her first

0:51:090:51:16

medal. Just beginning to sink in for

Laffont. Justine Dufour-Lapointe is

0:51:160:51:22

happy enough with her silver because

recent form has not been as good as

0:51:220:51:25

it has been when she won in Sochi

four years ago. A good day for the

0:51:250:51:32

Canadians here at Phoenix Park, two

medals in the men's slip style and

0:51:320:51:36

now a medal in the women's moguls.

But the night belongs to Perrine

0:51:360:51:43

Laffont, who becomes the first

Frenchwoman ever to win the Olympic

0:51:430:51:47

moguls.

0:51:470:51:53

STUDIO: fabulous scenes at the

women's moguls. It's been a day for

0:51:530:51:58

the teenagers, after Red Gerard, the

17-year-old, won the slopestyle

0:51:580:52:02

men's, now 19-year-old Perrine

Laffont wins France's first medal of

0:52:020:52:07

the Olympics. Real drama right till

the end, we'll have a look at what

0:52:070:52:13

went wrong with Andi Naude. But you

got to be in perfect control but

0:52:130:52:18

when you push it to the end as she

did, it can go horribly wrong.

It's

0:52:180:52:23

so brutal, she was standing and she

knew the girls had laid down great

0:52:230:52:28

runs, she had to push it, perfect

air at the top and then her legs

0:52:280:52:33

split, and when there is a huge

mogul in between, no coming back.

0:52:330:52:39

Really great scenes here, and

emotional win from the youngster.

0:52:390:52:42

Another 19-year-old. The teams are

killing it!

Your knees go in your

0:52:420:52:47

20s, that's white you can't do it

any more! She always looked like she

0:52:470:52:52

did not believe it happened. How

much of an advantage is it to go

0:52:520:52:56

early? You're building up and then

the last one knows what you need to

0:52:560:53:00

beat but you're standing up there

and waiting and getting more

0:53:000:53:02

nervous.

I think it's horrible to be

the last athlete at the top because

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everyone has gone. The service men,

the technician, the physios, it's

0:53:060:53:12

just you standing there in your

bubble. She would have known she

0:53:120:53:15

would have had to charge it.

Laffont

went right in the middle. You can

0:53:150:53:21

see that course, the little bits of

branch that on there, a bit like on

0:53:210:53:26

the landing areas for the ski jump,

are they to make sure that they can

0:53:260:53:30

see definition in the snow?

As we

saw, the light deteriorated and

0:53:300:53:34

division were difficult so they put

little bits of leaf and branch their

0:53:340:53:39

so you can see where the moguls and

the divots are so the girls can

0:53:390:53:43

choose their line.

Let's look at the

gold medal winning run and talk

0:53:430:53:48

through it.

0:53:480:53:49

She really went for it, nice and

tidy out of the start, her legs pen

0:53:530:54:01

underneath her. A great jump and she

got into it, tight lines, her legs

0:54:010:54:07

squeezed together and her knees

together, and look at the pace on

0:54:070:54:10

this. She was flying down the middle

section. From here, this is where

0:54:100:54:15

she took the gold today, into this

air time. Beautiful air, we thought

0:54:150:54:20

the legs split on take-off, but she

pulled it back together.

And most of

0:54:200:54:24

them when they finish their run,

they start celebrating, celebrating

0:54:240:54:29

to influence the judges but she

didn't?

No, she's so and young and

0:54:290:54:33

she left it all on the hill. We hope

that the judges aren't affected by

0:54:330:54:37

the emotions that they see, but look

at that cross in the air. Super

0:54:370:54:41

high, great skiing. Lovely airtime.

It's waited 60% on the turns and 20%

0:54:410:54:52

on speed, super fast through the run

but it was her turns that did it.

0:54:520:54:56

Going in reverse order, the one

skier who knew that she couldn't

0:54:560:55:02

take -- could take gold was Andi

Naude, she looked tense.

It

0:55:020:55:08

individual, she looks focused, tens,

if she would have had the run of her

0:55:080:55:12

life we would have said that she was

gunning for it. A little smoke low

0:55:120:55:15

before the first bump so the river

not there from the start. Beautiful

0:55:150:55:19

airtime but this is wrote goes

wrong. The legs split, she gets it

0:55:190:55:24

back and loses it again, varies hard

to stay in the present present. She

0:55:240:55:30

would have known it was out and you

can see her reaction at the finish.

0:55:300:55:34

Such shame of something like this

happens when you know that there's a

0:55:340:55:38

big chance for you to grasp, you go

it and doddle but you've got to,

0:55:380:55:44

it's the Olympic Games, it's the

pinnacle and it means so much so you

0:55:440:55:48

go health 11, win or crash out.

--

you go hell for leather. It's the

0:55:480:55:56

winner who's in their head

0:55:560:55:57

you go hell for leather. It's the

winner who's in their head and

0:55:570:55:57

holding it together. You're the last

session at the top, you know what

0:55:570:56:01

performance you need to do, so kids

what's in between your ears that

0:56:010:56:04

will hold it together for you to win

and lose.

Hazel will take through

0:56:040:56:10

the rest of the afternoon, men's

louche...

--

0:56:100:56:19

yes, and Justine Dufour-Lapointe was

19 when she won four years ago and

0:56:190:56:24

now replaced by another 19-year-old

so the demographic going here. The

0:56:240:56:32

kids are all right Read.

We should

get our little ones to do it!

They

0:56:320:56:40

are too mental, these sports. They

will be like them am!

-- like their

0:56:400:56:46

mothers. Magnificently bonkers, we

are going to go back to the Sliding

0:56:460:56:51

Centre. I don't know how well you

speak German.

0:56:510:56:58

Whilst its not a prerequisite

for success, it appears to matter.

0:56:590:57:01

Because Germany has claimed almost

two thirds of all the luge golds

0:57:010:57:04

in the Games to date.

0:57:040:57:07

And one of their own, Felix Loch,

0:57:070:57:09

is in pole position once more

going into the fourth and final run

0:57:090:57:12

today.

0:57:120:57:13

Here's the story so far.

0:57:130:57:19

Felix Loch has won the last two

Olympic games, straight into the

0:57:220:57:25

lead here.

0:57:250:57:32

lead here. Roman Repilov,

21-year-old. Really good first run.

0:57:320:57:38

There we go, he nips himself heads

of Loch. Can he back that up with

0:57:400:57:49

another flying around? -- flying

run. Roman Repilov, this is

0:57:490:58:00

exciting, she has closed the gap at

a terrible mistake late on! If ever

0:58:000:58:04

you could put your money on somebody

to deliver, it's this German. That

0:58:040:58:10

is all about applying pressure. The

defending Olympic champion in a

0:58:100:58:16

wonderful position now. This is the

standard-bearer. One of the greatest

0:58:160:58:21

we've seen. And that is the quickest

of his three runs so far. David

0:58:210:58:28

Gleirscher has lacked consistency.

Let's see what they to hold. Slower

0:58:280:58:34

than Loch, and a big mistake coming

out of the part of the track that

0:58:340:58:41

they refer to as the Dragons tale,

the dragon bit him. Next, Chris

0:58:410:58:48

Mazdzer for the United States. Great

finish.

0:58:480:58:53

For many years, it was Germany's

best loved George Hackel, who was

0:58:530:59:01

the best solution. Today is the

double defending champion Felix Loch

0:59:010:59:07

who has a great chance to match

George tackle, three in a row. Super

0:59:070:59:14

excited about another chance to see

the Sliding Centre because you fly

0:59:140:59:20

other tomorrow. Let's remind you of

what it's like.

0:59:200:59:27

Its 1.3, tours of twists and turns

and speeds of up to 90 miles an

0:59:310:59:36

hour. This is the fastest of the

sliding sports and the only sport to

0:59:360:59:40

be measured in thousandths of a

second. Felix Loch is playing a

0:59:400:59:46

waiting game because the fastest

goes last. John Jackson is alongside

0:59:460:59:52

John Hunt.

0:59:520:59:55

goes last. John Jackson is alongside

John Hunt. COMMENTATOR: Enthusiastic

0:59:550:59:58

crowds packed in. We are about to

get going in the fourth and final

0:59:581:00:02

run, just the top 20 going here. We

will see in a few moments time if

1:00:021:00:08

Felix Loch can replicate what the

great Georg Hackl did for Germany

1:00:081:00:13

and win three gold medals. Before we

get down to the medal chase, and the

1:00:131:00:22

medal chase is potentially fantastic

for bronze and silver, and who knows

1:00:221:00:28

if Loch has an aberration for gold

as well perhaps but he is in pole

1:00:281:00:32

position. The top 20 will go in

reverse order for this final run to

1:00:321:00:38

the medals. Maybe give us some

insight in is to have you feel on

1:00:381:00:49

your fourth run when you've a chance

of a medal.

It's about clearing your

1:00:491:00:54

mind and looking at how you can

maintain that calm state you need to

1:00:541:00:59

be in to do your job. When you're

going down the track everything

1:00:591:01:04

should be automatic. You shouldn't

be overthinking things and trying

1:01:041:01:08

too hard. This is what some of these

guys have been doing. It's all about

1:01:081:01:12

mental preparation at this point.

For people joining us for the first

1:01:121:01:26

time, obviously when we get other

luge sliders down the hill, their

1:01:261:01:32

position will be relative to the one

that went before them. We'll see the

1:01:321:01:37

lead changing throughout much of the

next 20 minutes. He's going to be

1:01:371:01:43

the first person down so he'll be in

the lead at the bottom. Great

1:01:431:01:47

straight, he's got his eye in there.

The clock on the bottom right hand

1:01:471:01:52

side will either be green or red

once they get down the bottom. If it

1:01:521:01:56

greens it means he's in front, if

it's read it means they are behind.

1:01:561:02:04

Excellent run. Quicker than his

third run the Kurowski. Don't pay

1:02:051:02:14

too much attention to that, that's

going to change almost run by

1:02:141:02:19

runner. Bonds up the Kurowski.

Lovely and smooth. Quickest run of

1:02:191:02:24

his Olympic Games.

That was the best

as well, the tidiest run out of all

1:02:241:02:29

of them. If he'd been able to have

back consistency over the four runs

1:02:291:02:34

he might be a bit further up the

field. It wasn't a bad run.

1:02:341:02:38

Everything was where it should be.

His best Olympics, his third

1:02:381:02:43

Olympics. He has bettered what he

did at both Sochi and Vancouver when

1:02:431:02:50

he was 23rd. For the moment he moves

into the position reserved for the

1:02:501:02:54

leader. There's the Americans

support, vocal. Chris Mazdzer

1:02:541:03:03

currently in the silver medal

position. Taylor Morris for America,

1:03:031:03:07

his first Olympic Games. 19th in the

world rankings. Serving in the Army,

1:03:071:03:14

he's 26. Let's see what he's got on

his fourth and final run. He seems

1:03:141:03:20

to be edging left as he pushes away.

He's giving it 110%. The crowd are

1:03:201:03:26

trying to get behind him, just to

give him that bit extra at the top.

1:03:261:03:31

He just needs to make sure he's got

a nice smooth run. The clock is read

1:03:311:03:38

which means he

1:03:381:03:44

which means he is 29 thousand

behind. A little touch there,

1:03:441:03:51

hopefully that won't cost into much.

He'll have to do a bit more as he

1:03:511:03:55

comes into 12. He's now in the lead.

He's just a little bit quicker. The

1:03:551:04:12

moment Morris the lead. At the

moment Taylor Morris for America

1:04:121:04:20

takes over. This will be a familiar

pattern. We'll have quite a few new

1:04:201:04:24

leaders as we go along.

Definitely.

Hopefully every guy will come down

1:04:241:04:31

in front of the other one, but

that's not always the case. They'll

1:04:311:04:42

split by 66 thousandths of a second.

This is what makes ice sport so

1:04:421:04:46

second, it comes down to thousandths

of a second.

We now focus on the man

1:04:461:05:02

starting in 18th position, this is

Inars Kivlenieks. He's at his third

1:05:021:05:06

Olympic Games. He's waiting to go.

He represents Latvia.

1:05:061:05:16

He represents Latvia. Latvia's

president is commentating on the two

1:05:161:05:19

Latvians in this final run. If he's

good you're in trouble, they are

1:05:191:05:23

going to sign him up!

Maybe I'll ask

for aid to -- ask for a few tips! He

1:05:231:05:33

comes down into this corner as he

builds up speed into the middle part

1:05:331:05:39

of the track. As he's in seven now,

the middle portion diving down into

1:05:391:05:47

nine, I don't know if that little

slide will cost ten... You can see

1:05:471:05:50

it has. It is ebbing away at his

speed, thousandths by thousandths...

1:05:501:05:59

He's coming onto the exit and he's

still not got the speed to try and

1:05:591:06:03

overtake the American.

Kivlenieks

finishes, and a

1:06:031:06:14

finishes, and a disappointment for

him. Kivlenieks doesn't manage to go

1:06:141:06:17

past either Morris or Kurowski.

Taylor Morris up to 18th.

He had to

1:06:171:06:26

be right on point there. It's moved

him back into what would be 20th

1:06:261:06:32

place and he's right at the bottom

of the top 20 at the moment. That's

1:06:321:06:37

because the other guys are slow

so

close. The start saw a gap of 1.8

1:06:371:06:44

seconds from these guys we've

watched now to Loch in gold medal

1:06:441:06:54

position at the moment. Austrian is

next up. They've got three in this

1:06:541:07:06

top 20, Egger next. Their big hope

at the moment is David Gleirscher

1:07:061:07:12

who is in the bronze medal position

at the moment. Away goes Egger who

1:07:121:07:16

starts 1.2 seconds Hynde Felix Loch.

A second of bronze medal at the

1:07:161:07:25

moment -- 1.2 seconds behind Felix

Loch.

What he's got now is a big

1:07:251:07:30

lead over the guys that have just

gone down. It's not about the three

1:07:301:07:34

guys that have already gone down,

it's not about the American, it's

1:07:341:07:39

about trying to pull himself back up

towards the top ten and trying to

1:07:391:07:43

create less of a gap in case they

make a mistake. That was a great

1:07:431:07:48

straight. Into 12, you can hear

everything smooth. A bit long on 13.

1:07:481:07:54

This is a good run from him and one

of his best so far.

Egger coming

1:07:541:08:02

down strongly. He adults first place

just for the moment. The Austrians

1:08:021:08:12

feeling happy. A final wave their

from Taylor Morris.

1:08:121:08:24

from Taylor Morris.

You can hear him

and see him waving to his fan club

1:08:241:08:27

there, here the horn blowers again

and the cowbells. They are all in

1:08:271:08:32

there trying to get behind their

athletes that they support.

It's

1:08:321:08:37

great to be part of it as a

supporter, family friends,

1:08:371:08:44

supporter, family friends, just a

brilliant atmosphere to get caught

1:08:451:08:47

up in.

You can see as soon as they

come down, they want to get a warm

1:08:471:08:52

kit on. It's -12 there at the

moment.

Do you sense the nature of

1:08:521:08:59

the track changing?

Because of the

temperature and getting colder as we

1:08:591:09:03

get later on into the night, the ice

is getting harder and it might be

1:09:031:09:07

making the track a little more

different to get the right lines

1:09:071:09:13

that you want.

1:09:131:09:20

that you want.

This is for Canada,

Mitchel Malyk. He's done really well

1:09:201:09:23

to get himself a top 20 position,

can he improve a few notches now? He

1:09:231:09:29

starts this fourth and final run in

16th place.

The lines are good at

1:09:291:09:33

the top of the track, he's using the

corners to push him over into the

1:09:331:09:40

next one and trying to use the track

to do the work for him. This is

1:09:401:09:44

where the sled starts to accelerate.

Can he get the straight? Inch

1:09:441:09:51

perfect, you heard him have to turn

the sled quite hard at the beginning

1:09:511:09:55

of 12. Will that cost him? He's

starting to drop off again because

1:09:551:10:02

of that entrance into 12 and having

to work so hard on the steering.

The

1:10:021:10:05

time has gone red. He's just slower

than Egger. Egger remains top at the

1:10:051:10:15

moment. Wings are building up really

nice lead to a Christian day. --

1:10:151:10:23

things are building to a crescendo.

19 thousandths of a second, that's

1:10:231:10:30

all it is. This is so close this

racing over nearly four miles of

1:10:301:10:36

ice. This is what makes the sport is

great. When we get down to the

1:10:361:10:40

medals, they will be decided by

thousandths of a second.

1:10:401:10:53

Egger is now going to get some

pressure from a familiar man.

1:10:531:11:05

Emanuel Rieder.

1:11:051:11:10

Emanuel Rieder. Pavlichenko is next

after Emanuel Rieder for Italy.

1:11:121:11:20

after Emanuel Rieder for Italy. A

big night for Italian luge. Rieder

1:11:201:11:26

is on his way.

He was a bit uneasy

at the start there. He had a bit of

1:11:261:11:31

a twitch. Maybe he was trying too

hard... He's got good speed. It

1:11:311:11:36

sounds like he's cutting ice a bit

as he's trying to find the line. Now

1:11:361:11:41

he's dropping down the line is good.

That looks good, he's got a good

1:11:411:11:48

entrance which means he can carry

good speed through this next section

1:11:481:11:53

of the track. As he comes round into

the speed trap right on the exit.

1:11:531:11:59

129 speed, that's good, that 80

miles an hour plus.

Lets see how he

1:11:591:12:05

finishes. Smooth off the final turn

but sadly for him, slower than

1:12:051:12:10

Egger. The Italian coach watches on.

He won six medals at six different

1:12:101:12:20

games, it's hard to get your head

around.

It is a phenomenal

1:12:201:12:24

achievement. Being to six games is

an achievement in itself, never mind

1:12:241:12:33

getting an Olympic medal and being

an Olympic champion too. It shows

1:12:331:12:38

the calibre of the slider he was. It

will be interesting to see what

1:12:381:12:42

funding the Italians keep in their

programme because potentially they

1:12:421:12:45

aren't going to get a medal for the

first time in six Olympic Games.

1:12:451:12:49

Maybe they've got targets that these

younger sliders need to hit.

That's

1:12:491:12:56

our first six in our run of 20. Now

there's a certain upping in

1:12:561:13:02

temperature because Pavlichenko was

well clear, seven tenths of a

1:13:021:13:05

second, than any of those ahead of

him. We've got a really interesting

1:13:051:13:13

next section as well. Pavlichenko

underway. The reigning European

1:13:131:13:19

champion, to this point

disappointing, but clearly he's

1:13:191:13:23

going to take the lead unless he has

a disastrous run.

He did have a

1:13:231:13:28

disastrous run on the first run, he

was first out of the blocks and

1:13:281:13:32

maybe the nerves got to him a bit. A

slider of his quality shouldn't have

1:13:321:13:36

made the mistake he did. He's using

Bend seven and using eight to get

1:13:361:13:43

well across into nine. That tap is

potentially going to cost him. He

1:13:431:13:48

hasn't got the speed of the slide in

front of him. Is he going to hold

1:13:481:13:53

on? This is going to come down to

thousandths of a second. He's going

1:13:531:13:58

to lose the speed he needs to cross

the line in front.

Extraordinary if

1:13:581:14:03

he can't get past Egger. He has,

just by six hundredths. That should

1:14:031:14:11

have been more authoritative from

Pavlichenko 's.

It should have been.

1:14:111:14:14

That little mistake, that little tap

on the right-hand wall, Surrey, left

1:14:141:14:22

and wall as you're looking at it. He

needed to turn a bit more as he came

1:14:221:14:27

into 12. He knows he's a bit close,

just tries to come away from the

1:14:271:14:31

wall. Not as bad as what we've seen

before. You can see him using his

1:14:311:14:35

top leg to control the sled.

Disappointment for the Austrian but

1:14:351:14:43

that's how close it is.

Pavlichenko

takes the spot at the moment. Next

1:14:431:14:49

up will be another Olympic Athlete

from

1:14:491:15:00

Russia double starts this final run

-- Stepan Fedorov starts this six

1:15:011:15:10

tenths of a second off the bronze

medal. He's got to hope for the

1:15:101:15:14

best.

1:15:141:15:17

He will be focused on to staying in

front of his team-mate.

He's got a

1:15:171:15:20

big lead, 26 hundredths, unless he

makes a big mistake, he should stay

1:15:201:15:26

in front because he should not throw

the gap away will stop especially

1:15:261:15:30

when his team-mate make a mistake.

That gap starting to grow and that

1:15:301:15:35

will be relevant to the start. A

little bit high there, just missing

1:15:351:15:40

the steering point. A little but

slightly, will he get through? He

1:15:401:15:45

hasn't got the speed of his

team-mate because he came into 12

1:15:451:15:49

late and he had to turn this lead to

hard. That entrants is killer for

1:15:491:15:55

speed.

Fedorov will complete his

run, taking the lead from Semen

1:15:551:16:06

Pavlichenko. He has beaten him by

two tenths of a second. The IOC

1:16:061:16:15

president is watching along with

everybody else. Clearly that time

1:16:151:16:19

that's ticking around, the combined

four run time. Interesting to note

1:16:191:16:25

when we get to the real top men,

will keen to see them go on an

1:16:251:16:31

individual run,

1:16:311:16:37

individual run, 47.5 minimum, 47.4

if they want to be in the medals.

1:16:371:16:42

It's great to see Thomas patch, the

president of the IOC to see the

1:16:421:16:45

first medals being presented --

Thomas Bach, see the first medals

1:16:451:16:52

presented at the Olympia Sliding

Centre.

So, there's one of the older

1:16:521:16:58

competitors, Stepan Fedorov.

1:16:581:17:04

competitors, Stepan Fedorov. Being

replaced now by Reid Watts, the

1:17:041:17:07

19-year-old is on his Olympic debut.

Starting this final run in 12th,

1:17:071:17:15

Betty can barely believe it. He has

been pretty class and wishing well.

1:17:151:17:22

For such a young athlete at this

level, the youngest athlete in the

1:17:221:17:27

field, certainly the youngest

athlete in the field of 20 that are

1:17:271:17:31

currently sliding, he's one of the

most impressive sliders I've seen

1:17:311:17:35

all week just because of his level

of experience and what he's

1:17:351:17:38

achieved. You can hear the sled

sliding around and cutting the ice

1:17:381:17:45

on the bigger corners. Maybe he's

focused more on the people in front

1:17:451:17:48

of him rather than settling into his

run. That was inch perfect. We have

1:17:481:17:53

not seen many sleds like that down

the straight but he has not got the

1:17:531:17:57

speed he needs because he's been

working too hard. The entrance to 12

1:17:571:18:01

paid off well.

Great through the

chicane and he grew the advantage

1:18:011:18:10

there at the right time over Stepan

Fedorov and he punches the air. He

1:18:101:18:15

can say he Olympic games field, only

for another three or four minutes

1:18:151:18:22

maybe but great week's work for him.

That's great consistency for such a

1:18:221:18:29

young slider, to be only 15

hundredths between all of his runs,

1:18:291:18:34

a great job and that shows he's got

plenty of potential for future

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Olympic Games.

Just three hundredths

of a second behind him is the next

1:18:391:18:47

man out, which is Wolfgang Kindl,

the world champion, to follow him.

1:18:471:18:52

Well done, we have enjoyed watching

him this week. He is ranked 30 in

1:18:521:18:58

the world so to come to an Olympic

Games and do that is fantastic.

1:18:581:19:03

Without doubt, for such a young

slider, that's great. And to be him

1:19:031:19:09

in a race against the world champion

and fighting for spots against the

1:19:091:19:13

world champion shows the calibre

that he has.

Wolfgang Kindl, and

1:19:131:19:18

only expected so much from, starts

his pursuit of an Olympic hurdle in

1:19:181:19:24

11th place. Surely too much to do.

Let's see if he can improve his

1:19:241:19:33

small margin over Watts and he has

done so.

This is where Watts was

1:19:331:19:39

just a little bit more noisy at the

top of the track, you could hear his

1:19:391:19:44

sled sliding around on the ice,

sliding across it rather than

1:19:441:19:48

cutting through it. He had a perfect

straight as well but he will carry

1:19:481:19:51

more speed, a little bit quicker

than the previous slider through

1:19:511:19:56

this point and you can see he's

pulling away. This is the experience

1:19:561:20:00

between

1:20:001:20:05

between him and the previous slider,

well over a pity mother now.

-- 82

1:20:051:20:09

miles an hour. That was very classy,

his timing gap grew to three tenths

1:20:091:20:15

of a second. Wolfgang Kindl, his

best Olympic Games finish has been

1:20:151:20:21

ninth, he's given himself the chance

of improving upon that here.

You can

1:20:211:20:26

see the difference in the quality of

the run, he hasn't set a new record.

1:20:261:20:35

He's trying to put pressure on the

guys behind him to at least move

1:20:351:20:39

into the top ten or top eight and

see how many eating get past but

1:20:391:20:45

that was perfect. Not many people

have been able to do that

1:20:451:20:47

consistently through the four runs.

Kindl leads for the moment, and that

1:20:471:20:53

47.5 figure if the figure you need

to apply pressure which is all you

1:20:531:20:59

need to do as the countdown towards

the medallists. Andi Langenhan next,

1:20:591:21:05

going for Germany. He is the 11th

one to go. Here he goes. A mixed bag

1:21:051:21:17

at his start so far this week, again

starting with this small advantage

1:21:171:21:23

over Kindl who would be doing very

well if he can stay ahead.

A little

1:21:231:21:30

bit of a mistake there, he came into

a run late so he had to turn harder

1:21:301:21:36

and into two, not quite right. His

time might start dropping away as he

1:21:361:21:40

moves down the track. We will see

what it's like at the next. Working

1:21:401:21:45

hard to try and keep the sled

straight but he has good speed. This

1:21:451:21:54

is about the equipment down the

fastest part and you can see how

1:21:541:21:58

much better the other slider was and

how much more speed he has.

1:21:581:22:05

Unfortunately, it wasn't working for

him.

Not very often we see that in a

1:22:051:22:11

German slider but that didn't work.

He's waving to the crowd but Kindl

1:22:111:22:17

still the man at the moment, the

world champion. So much will happen

1:22:171:22:22

over the next ten minutes, though.

I

think that run from Kindl will move

1:22:221:22:31

him up a few spots. Nothing really

much wrong with the run, but nothing

1:22:311:22:38

really wrong apart from a few bits.

The run from Kindl was so much

1:22:381:22:42

better. You can see the overlay, how

Kindl is pulling away. That's actual

1:22:421:22:52

real-time footage of how fast he is

on that corner.

That is a great

1:22:521:22:57

graphics, really sets it up crystal

clear. This is a youngster who's had

1:22:571:23:04

a great week. Kristers Aparjods from

Latvia. Only ten to 20 at the end of

1:23:041:23:12

the month. -- turned 20. And he is

ninth on his final push away. He has

1:23:121:23:22

had a great week.

And it's great to

see that youngsters like this guy

1:23:221:23:28

here and the Canadian, and other

youngsters within the field, are

1:23:281:23:32

doing so well against these

experienced pilots. A little mistake

1:23:321:23:36

out of two, pushing him later into

three and working harder.

1:23:361:23:40

Interesting to see whether he can

keep that nine hundredths of the

1:23:401:23:44

second as he comes down to the

important corner, number nine and

1:23:441:23:47

into 12. A bit too early, he's

holding on but he's working too hard

1:23:471:23:54

and into a skid, he has no speed in

that corner at all and I think we'll

1:23:541:23:58

see him drop back right away. It's

turned into the red.

He started off

1:23:581:24:05

four tenths of a second behind the

medallists so he's not going

1:24:051:24:08

through, and he now crosses the

line. Not good enough, looking for

1:24:081:24:14

47.4. The Latvian coach looked

disappointed but he is accounted

1:24:141:24:20

kid, we will hear a lot more about

him.

It was just that little mistake

1:24:201:24:27

down the straight, it looked good

and then he just drifted away and he

1:24:271:24:31

had to work harder in the initial

part of 12. This was the mistake at

1:24:311:24:36

the top, you just see him get pushed

away a little bit which means he's

1:24:361:24:42

got to work harder. He drove the top

of the track relatively well but in

1:24:421:24:46

this big corner, his line was not as

straight, working hard and all that

1:24:461:24:52

extra work has thrown tenths away

and he's ended up in third.

Kindl

1:24:521:24:58

still in the frame. Now this

exciting youngster from the Olympic

1:24:581:25:02

athlete of Russia team, the most

exciting youngster in the world,

1:25:021:25:06

arguably, 21-year-old Roman Repilov

who went for it in the third runner.

1:25:061:25:12

And he paid the penalty. He was

undone and his medal chance went

1:25:121:25:16

there and then.

It certainly did, he

was set in bronze position and we

1:25:161:25:23

said he was either going to win it

or bin it, and he lost it into the

1:25:231:25:28

corner 12 where he had a big slide

so he down in a position he is

1:25:281:25:34

rather than fighting for a medal.

These are the lives he expect from a

1:25:341:25:38

quality slider, he's been good all

week, some of the great slides the

1:25:381:25:44

scene. He hasn't got the speed of

Kindl so this is where... He could

1:25:441:25:54

be just in front of the Austrian.

This is going to be close, down to

1:25:541:25:58

the wire. He whole song by 20 51

thousandths of a second.

We remind

1:25:581:26:09

you that we time things by thousands

of a second here, there was a dead

1:26:091:26:16

heat in the 70s and they have

measured it since then. Repilov take

1:26:161:26:21

the mantle of Kindl at the moment.

Seven to go, it's getting exciting.

1:26:211:26:30

This young lad here has got so much

potential for the future. It's all

1:26:301:26:37

about the consistency over the four

runs, and I know we have spoken

1:26:371:26:39

about that over the course of the

runs themselves but the guys in the

1:26:391:26:47

middle condition that the medal

positions are consistent. If you are

1:26:471:26:54

consistent over your four runs, you

always have a chance of being in a

1:26:541:26:57

medal position. Now, Dominik

Fischnaller. The two Fischnaller

1:26:571:27:05

cousins in the top seven here

heading into the medal runner.

1:27:051:27:12

Dominik Fischnaller, policeman, won

the test event here last spring and

1:27:121:27:17

he now needs a big one. Repilov's

superiority over him confirmed in

1:27:171:27:24

the early stages, not a great start.

That's just down to his physicality.

1:27:241:27:29

There's nothing in it, 31

thousandths of a second. -- three

1:27:291:27:35

thousandths of a second. Before this

race, he was the track record holder

1:27:351:27:41

from the Olympic test event so we

know he can drive this track. A

1:27:411:27:45

slightly better line into corner 12.

He's added another 500 on that, he's

1:27:451:27:53

got better speed and better lines

down the bottom of the track.

It'll

1:27:531:27:58

be tight between the two of them.

Attempted a second,

1:27:581:28:07

Attempted a second, nearly two

tenths, Fischnaller assumes the

1:28:071:28:08

lead. Six to go.

This is about

potentially trying to put yourself

1:28:081:28:15

into a medal position, 47.40. He has

the position to be in the medals but

1:28:151:28:23

he has made so many mistakes he's in

the position that he is in, not at

1:28:231:28:26

the front.

47.4 is all you can ask

in the final round, I wonder how

1:28:261:28:34

many more we will see. Certainly the

next three to go will need that sort

1:28:341:28:40

of final run time to apply pressure

on the medallists who, at the

1:28:401:28:51

moment, David Gleirscher, Chris

Mazdzer, and Felix Loch. What a way

1:28:511:28:57

to end your career. The Samuel

Edney, his final ever run. He has

1:28:571:29:06

had the Olympics of his dreams, Sam.

Never been better than seventh in an

1:29:061:29:11

Olympic games, can he put some

pressure on? He needs that 47.4,

1:29:111:29:18

47.5 at the very least to be able to

be a contender.

Great start, these

1:29:181:29:24

camera shots are great at the top of

this track. You can see how hard

1:29:241:29:28

they're working to stay among the

first bend. A good line, using the

1:29:281:29:32

corners to push himself onto the

next and the track to his advantage

1:29:321:29:36

to get the lines that he wants.

1:29:361:29:42

This is where the track starts to

accelerate. It looks like it's good

1:29:421:29:46

from that position and that is

perfect. He's got no speed according

1:29:461:29:51

to the view. He is falling away so

he could be driving the track a bit

1:29:511:29:58

too hard and forcing the lines. He's

got good speed up the bottom...

I do

1:29:581:30:05

think it's going to be a dream and

the Edney. He catches Fischnaller,

1:30:051:30:14

but he stays ahead of Edney. Edney

just outside where he needed.

1:30:141:30:22

Farewell to Sam. Last time we see

him on the world stage. He's had a

1:30:221:30:28

great career, and his best ever

achievement here, where every he

1:30:281:30:35

finishes this afternoon.

What's

interesting, we can see on the

1:30:351:30:40

screen is the snow is starting to

fall. If it starts to blow into the

1:30:401:30:45

track, especially on some of the

straights alike through the chicane

1:30:451:30:50

from nine to 12, even if it's just a

light film of snow, it can make the

1:30:501:30:55

ice really greasy and some of the

threads could be a bit more twitchy.

1:30:551:31:01

Johannes Ludwig next for Germany.

Ludwig at his first Olympic Games.

1:31:011:31:11

David Mueller the first German in

Sochi. Currently ranked five in the

1:31:111:31:22

world. Ludwig is on his way. He's

two tenths of a second off the

1:31:221:31:28

bronze medal so he definitely needs

47.4 ideally.

What it's about now is

1:31:281:31:35

staying in front of the person

that's just gone down. Don't worry

1:31:351:31:39

too much about the medals... That

was a little mistake but I don't

1:31:391:31:43

know if it will cost him too much

time. As he builds speed, he needs

1:31:431:31:48

to get this right. That's amazing,

the speed he's got there, he should

1:31:481:31:54

keep in front. He's definitely got

the right lines but it is dropping

1:31:541:32:01

away slightly. Is this enough as he

comes up the hill to stay in front

1:32:011:32:07

of Fischnaller?

It's so tight...

He's done it, ahead of Fischnaller

1:32:071:32:15

by two thousandths per second. I

like the way the previous athletes

1:32:151:32:20

are staying together now. Ludwig

goes to the front ahead of

1:32:201:32:26

Fischnaller by a whisker.

He stays

in front but I don't think that's

1:32:261:32:31

enough. He needed to move towards

the medals, not move back towards

1:32:311:32:35

the people behind him. He's still in

front, great job, but that little

1:32:351:32:42

mistake there is potentially what

cost him. He's fighting the sled in

1:32:421:32:46

the straight to make sure he was in

the right position.

Four to go. And

1:32:461:32:53

you think these four are going to be

the medallists. One of them is going

1:32:531:32:58

to miss out, obviously. The other

guys congratulate each other.

1:32:581:33:05

Ludwig, Fischnaller, Edney there as

the snow seems to be getting

1:33:071:33:11

heavier. Kevin Fischnaller, watching

on is his cousin Dominic. In fourth

1:33:111:33:18

place, Kevin Fischnaller about to go

for Italy.

1:33:181:33:26

for Italy. This is nervy. Number

nine in the world, what a week he's

1:33:271:33:30

had. A good start, he should be

capable of holding of Ludwig here.

1:33:301:33:36

This would be a great result for the

Italians, regardless of where he

1:33:361:33:41

comes now. To have two sleds in the

top seven of the world is a great

1:33:411:33:48

result. His lines don't look too bad

but it's whether his equipment is

1:33:481:33:52

going to work. He's dropping back

hundredth by hundredth... He didn't

1:33:521:33:59

sound like he had to cut too hard to

get on the line. A bit early to bed

1:33:591:34:05

team. The hundredths are ticking

away because he's not quite getting

1:34:051:34:09

the entrances and the exits to the

corners quite right, but he's got

1:34:091:34:13

good speed.

Is a medal is slipping

away? It is. It hasn't worked thick

1:34:131:34:19

Kevin Fischnaller. Johann is Ludwig

still leads with three to go. Kevin

1:34:191:34:29

Fischnaller looks... Well, he'll be

content but that's an opportunity

1:34:291:34:35

slipping by.

It certainly is. He's

done so well this week and he'll be

1:34:351:34:42

disappointed with that run. It's

still a decent result for him, and

1:34:421:34:47

the fact he slid so well, it's the

minor changes. Something like this

1:34:471:34:52

will cost him time. He wasn't quite

right into the corner with some of

1:34:521:34:57

the entrances. If you don't get you

entrance right you are not going to

1:34:571:35:01

get your exit right. You've always

got to focus on getting the entrance

1:35:011:35:05

to the corners right.

The expression

from his cousin Dominic as he came

1:35:051:35:11

down there. Now the medal Chase on.

In bronze medal position at the

1:35:111:35:15

moment, David Gleirscher. The

surprise package of this men's

1:35:151:35:22

singles Olympic championship. A

23-year-old, number 12 in the world,

1:35:221:35:27

up until this week a pretty

inconsistent performer. Capable of

1:35:271:35:34

excellence. His best finish in the

World Cup was fourth. He may well be

1:35:341:35:40

getting an Olympic medal in a few

seconds time.

This is about staying

1:35:401:35:45

in front of the guys who have gone

down. He wants the Olympic medal.

1:35:451:35:53

Whether he fights for bronze or

silver, he can fight that out at the

1:35:531:35:58

bottom of the track. For the moment

he needs to see a number one when he

1:35:581:36:01

comes down to the bottom. A guy of

his calibre, there should be no

1:36:011:36:05

reason why not. The way he's been

sliding all week, you can see the

1:36:051:36:10

snow on the track. Is this going to

play a part in the process of these

1:36:101:36:15

medals in the last few corners?

There's a bit more... That's what

1:36:151:36:20

I'm talking about, about how the

sled can be a bit more tricky to

1:36:201:36:23

handle in snowy conditions. This is

going to be an Olympic medal for

1:36:231:36:29

Austria. This is going to be the

bronze medal for Austria at best.

1:36:291:36:35

Gleirscher turns the final corner

and he's ahead of Ludwig. Austria

1:36:351:36:40

have their medal for the first time

in 2002. Applause all round. Great

1:36:401:36:46

work from David Gleirscher. Not many

people would have said that was

1:36:461:36:50

possible. Look at the euphoria! The

Austrian is in heaven.

1:36:501:37:00

Austrian is in heaven.

You can see

is how pleased his team-mates are,

1:37:001:37:02

the people in the crowd getting

behind him. This is what the

1:37:021:37:06

Olympics is all about. Everyone has

come here for a medal. Only 3% of

1:37:061:37:11

athletes that come to an Olympics

ever win a medal.

Just astonishing

1:37:111:37:17

from Gleirscher. It might not be

over. It's been 50 years since

1:37:171:37:22

Austria won gold. That might be

beyond him. Two to go. But look at

1:37:221:37:28

that! What a release of energy.

David Gleirscher has had the week of

1:37:281:37:33

dreams. Snow falling heavily now.

Chris Mazdzer has also had a

1:37:331:37:40

brilliant week. He's currently in

silver position. Don't forget Loch

1:37:401:37:45

is two tenths of a second clear of

Mazdzer. Mazdzer now just needs to

1:37:451:37:51

do better than Gleirscher. Chris

Mazdzer goes for the United States.

1:37:511:37:59

He will be happy when he gets to the

bottom whether he sees a one or two.

1:37:591:38:04

That means he's got an Olympic

medal. He'll definitely want the

1:38:041:38:08

silver but he'll be happy either

way. You can see how much snow is in

1:38:081:38:13

the track compared to what there was

just two minutes ago when the last

1:38:131:38:17

competitor went down. This could

affect the way that he comes down

1:38:171:38:20

the straight. That is perfect, what

a straight that is. He's got good

1:38:201:38:28

speed... This is definitely going to

be a silver medal for the American.

1:38:281:38:32

This is close. It's going to be the

thousandths...

He's dropping away!

1:38:321:38:40

Lots of speed all the way... Mazdzer

can't quite do it. It's a bronze

1:38:401:38:47

medal not silver and Batman,

Gleirscher, has got at least a

1:38:471:38:53

silver for Austria. Mazdzer becomes

the first American to win a medal at

1:38:531:38:57

the Olympic Games in the men's

singles luge. It's not silver but it

1:38:571:39:02

is a bronze. It's a fantastic

achievement, two Americans before

1:39:021:39:08

him have finished fourth. Chris

Mazdzer now has at least a medal.

1:39:081:39:14

Fantastic stuff.

He's done exactly

the same as Erin Hamlin did at the

1:39:141:39:22

last Olympics for the women's team.

She was the first to win a bronze

1:39:221:39:26

medal outside of the European

countries. What a great result for

1:39:261:39:29

the Americans. He just wants to be

over there with his team-mates.

1:39:291:39:33

Obviously the Americans love a bit

of their flag. He's going over there

1:39:331:39:38

to congratulate. He would be happy

with a number one or number two

1:39:381:39:42

because he knows he's got an Olympic

medal. Now this is all about Felix

1:39:421:39:47

Loch. Can he keep it together to get

this third straight medal?

Georg

1:39:471:39:54

Hackl, a great German, the last to

win three singles titles. Now at 28,

1:39:541:40:02

Felix Loch, as the snow intensifies,

Loch is on his way. Surely a mistake

1:40:021:40:10

free run from Loch will see him win

gold? He starts with a two tenths of

1:40:101:40:15

a second advantage ahead of

Gleirscher. He's looking clean, he's

1:40:151:40:21

been so is consistent. Surely he's

seconds away from gold?

Lines are

1:40:211:40:27

smooth. It's interesting how he

comes into some of the bigger

1:40:271:40:30

corners, he turns his head into the

corner. That is putting pressure on

1:40:301:40:35

the top runner to help him... That's

a mistake! Could that be the

1:40:351:40:39

medal... Could that be the three

medals he is wanted, the three gold

1:40:391:40:44

medals? Has he got enough speed

left?

First mistake of the week from

1:40:441:40:51

Loch. It's going to be so tight

between himself and Gleirscher! Loch

1:40:511:40:58

has blown it! He hasn't even got a

medal and the Austrian team swamp

1:40:581:41:04

David Gleirscher. He becomes the

first Austrian in 50 years to win

1:41:041:41:10

gold in the luge. A complete

outsider, no one had him down for a

1:41:101:41:15

medal hope let alone gold. Loch with

that mistake, a bitter, bitter

1:41:151:41:22

defeat. He can't believe it. Quite

extraordinary.

His team-mate

1:41:221:41:31

Johannes Ludwig gets the medal.

Germany are still on the podium but

1:41:311:41:36

it's not Felix Loch who everybody

thought had this in the bag. His

1:41:361:41:40

team-mate picks up the bronze. This

is what I was saying about

1:41:401:41:45

potentially the track being a bit

different because it is colder, it's

1:41:451:41:51

got snow on the ice. It makes it

harder to control the sled. Look at

1:41:511:41:55

the Austrians. They were not

expecting this when they came to the

1:41:551:41:59

track this morning.

Loch is

inconsolable. He cannot believe that

1:41:591:42:05

mistake he made. We'll see how it

happened.

You can see as he comes

1:42:051:42:11

down, he's trying to adjust and get

as close to that wall as possible. A

1:42:111:42:16

centimetre further away and he would

have got that. He knows at that

1:42:161:42:20

point that this is a big mistake and

his medals have gone.

Quite

1:42:201:42:25

extraordinary. He is fallible. Felix

Loch beaten. That is how defeat

1:42:251:42:36

tastes. That is how victory feels

for David Gleirscher, a 23-year-old

1:42:361:42:45

from Tirol in Austria.

1:42:451:42:50

from Tirol in Austria. As we stay

with Loch, huge disappointment,

1:42:511:42:55

crushing disappointment. Gleirscher

in the World Cup events this year,

1:42:551:43:01

this winter, finished no better than

four. He hasn't even meddled on the

1:43:011:43:07

World Cup seems.

Definitely not.

This is what these sports are all

1:43:071:43:19

about. These sliding sports are so

unpredictable. Just because of the

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nature of the snow and ice. It's not

the same as it was in the Summer

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Olympics. These are seasoned

professionals but even the best in

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the world which you would still

consider Loch as, he's a three-time

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Olympic champion. He can still make

mistakes on these tracks.

Quite

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incredible. Felix Loch is one

mistake of the week, so costly. A

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surprise gold medal for Austria.

There is Chris Mazdzer with his

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silver medal. What a resolver the

USA, and Germany who have their

1:43:571:44:02

dominance for all to see in this

event over many years, a bronze

1:44:021:44:09

medal only for Johannes Ludwig and

Loch only fit. -- fifth. Huge

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surprise in the men's singles luge

as David Gleirscher wins gold for

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Austria. For the first time in 50

years they go home with the gold

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medal. STUDIO: It goes to prove

there is no such thing as a sure

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thing in the Olympic Games.

Extraordinary scenes. The first goal

1:44:301:44:38

for Austria in 50 years. There's

been no Austrian on the podium since

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2002 in Salt

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been no Austrian on the podium since

2002 in Salt Lake City and their

1:44:451:44:47

first champion since 1968! That was

a finish, completely unexpected.

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What do you put that down to from

the Germans' perspective?

He's got

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it. He couldn't even get off the

sled. I was shouting at the

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screen... Germany have got four

tracks and this is why they are so

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good in the sport, particularly in

luge. They have so much technical,

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how good they are technically, their

sleds, the equipment, their history.

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It still shows the pressure of an

Olympic race. The Austrian had never

1:45:171:45:23

even won a world medal yet he had

that outside chance, nothing to

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lose.

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next and the track to his advantage

to get the lines that he wants.

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He's a lot on the changing room, you

can just see he sees he makes one

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mistake, this track is so unique, it

has ups and downs and flat bits.

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This is the key part of the track.

In a macro yes, you have got to get

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your ankles, he just clips that and

goes in high, he cannot get it back

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on his line. The uphill section, he

cannot get the speed back. Once

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you've made the mistake, this track

does not forgive. You can see the

1:46:111:46:17

disappointment in his face. It just

goes to show, you can have all the

1:46:171:46:22

experience, you can see he's

fighting not to skip. Eclipse had by

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a centimetre, a little bit too much

to the right, skidding across, clips

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into corner 12, right there, cutting

the ice. He took the runners into

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the ice. So he gets a lot of heights

on the corner and he cannot get it

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back.

Two tenths of the second was his

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margin. He was the second slowest of

the top 20 in the forefront and

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almost half a second slower than

those available. Incredible, really.

1:46:551:47:00

You look at David Gleirscher, and

this is what it's all about in the

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Olympic games. I think when we saw

the delight at the possibility of

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having a bronze medal, can you

imagine the excitement growing as

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he's waiting in the finishing line?

It shows until the last man is down,

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you don't know what medal you get,

you can get pumped up. Look at his

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run here. You can see that he is

collected on his sled, it's all

1:47:221:47:29

about getting the entrance on the

corner and playing with the

1:47:291:47:33

oscillations to get the speed at

each corner.

But not that a mistake,

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and one point, he put his foot down.

That is in the wonky strait of ten

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and 11, had to put his foot down to

stop himself hitting the wall which

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was quite a major thing to do but at

least he didn't hit the wall which

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would have cost him more time. He

was very lucky in that sense. The

1:47:501:47:54

shock and surprise on his face on

that run right there, the gold

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medal.

Great scenes for the

Austrians. At that point they didn't

1:48:011:48:04

know it was going to be cold. In

fact, that is the first ever meant's

1:48:041:48:08

luge medal for men in the United

States. Chris Mazdzer wedding that.

1:48:081:48:17

Such tiny margins are medals won and

lost, there was snow coming down,

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could that have played a part?

These

tracks are very well covered, if we

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need to protect from the sun and the

snow. It had only just started

1:48:311:48:34

falling so it's hard to see from

this angle what is going on to the

1:48:341:48:39

track. When you're up on a corner,

you're not affected but when you're

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down on those straits, you couldn't

see from the naked eye to the TV

1:48:441:48:47

screen if there was much on the ice.

But psychologically, that can play

1:48:471:48:51

with your mind and your head,

knowing that the more it snows, it

1:48:511:48:56

could be on. That is the mistake you

made it the gold away.

AG Rosen from

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Great Britain 22nd. It also means

that we still have this incredible

1:49:021:49:10

bias where German speakers up

concerned, 45 of the 46 gold medals

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won at the Olympics games have been

by native German speakers. We've

1:49:161:49:19

been talking about this cultural

ingrained element of sport,

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particularly in the regions around

one particular area, why is it so

1:49:251:49:30

strong and passionate in that area?

Even the Italians can be native

1:49:301:49:39

German speakers.

Well, they have got

bobsleigh and skeleton and luge

1:49:391:49:45

tracks all over Germany. So that all

spread across. They have national

1:49:451:49:51

training centres like we have in the

UK, skeleton bobsleigh is in Bath,

1:49:511:49:59

cycling is in Manchester. Most of

them are in the military or

1:49:591:50:03

policeman, so fully funded. And they

live, eat, breathe, sleep and train

1:50:031:50:07

right there in those centres. In the

right environment for it all. That's

1:50:071:50:12

the intensity and then the medals

come out of that.

They keep on

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coming, not for Germany this time,

although they did get the bronze.

1:50:171:50:20

First goals for 50 years for

Austria. I know you're heading of

1:50:201:50:24

very shortly at the start the

skeleton medals.

1:50:241:50:28

Many of you will be getting in the

mood for the Six Nations, Scotland

1:50:281:50:32

against France very shortly. So we

thought we'd give you some full body

1:50:321:50:35

contact to get in the mood. Let's go

to the women's ice hockey, the top

1:50:351:50:43

seeded group A, where the all

conquering Canadians are searching

1:50:431:50:47

for their fifth gold medal on the

trot. Today in their first match,

1:50:471:50:52

they are playing the Olympics

athletes from Russia. You can't

1:50:521:50:55

really call them team Russia because

you know Russia are not officially

1:50:551:51:01

invited. They've been banned. So the

niceties of that commentary

1:51:011:51:03

situation I will leave to the

commentators

1:51:031:51:09

situation I will leave to the

commentators!

1:51:091:51:14

The Russians starting to look more

constable in this game, and the more

1:51:141:51:18

that they relax into things, -- more

comfortable, and the more that they

1:51:181:51:22

relax into things, the worse it

could be for Canada. Their St

1:51:221:51:27

Johnstone in front. Finally for

Canada. They take the lead. It was a

1:51:271:51:33

broken play, that allowed some

1:51:331:51:40

broken play, that allowed some space

and Morozova is beaten.

Some really

1:51:411:51:46

nice

1:51:461:51:54

nice work from Jenner?and Saulnier.

A nice little play from Jenner,

1:51:541:52:00

tucks it inside the post. Here is

the power play for the third time.

1:52:001:52:06

And they score as well. Extra player

advantage, needed just eight seconds

1:52:061:52:13

as it defects in. Erwin Mulder

credit, I think.

1:52:131:52:22

credit, I think. -- Irwin? will get

the credit. And just like that,

1:52:221:52:25

Canada have a second. It

1:52:251:52:36

Canada have a second. It comes to

Daoust, what a finish!

1:52:361:52:43

Daoust, what a finish! Poulin?,

Daoust, a goal for the Canadians.

1:52:441:52:46

Much to the delight of those in the

stands and the finish superb. And

1:52:461:52:52

Canada lead by three goals.

Watch

this play from Marie Philip Poulin?.

1:52:521:53:04

Poise and

1:53:041:53:10

Poise and patients from Agosta??.

That was trying to go back.

Johnston

1:53:101:53:18

scores again. This time she gets it

right. Rips it upstairs. Canada

1:53:181:53:26

extend their lead to four goals. The

second of the game for Rebecca

1:53:261:53:31

Johnston. She's banging on the door

for quite a long time and finally it

1:53:311:53:35

comes open. Canada winning this one

at a canter.

1:53:351:53:45

Poulin? has a couple of points and a

couple of assists, the Canadian

1:53:461:53:48

captain. Rulli is an incredible

player. -- she really is amicable

1:53:481:53:56

player. She has a goal, may well

have been deflected in in the end by

1:53:561:54:01

Daoust but Poulin? right on the

spot, a backhand shot upstairs.

1:54:011:54:08

spot, a backhand shot upstairs. And

it's five, for Canada. Some

1:54:091:54:12

performance, this, in the end, to

open up. The experience, skill,

1:54:121:54:16

power and depth all commented tell

the tale. We call it having a nose

1:54:161:54:21

for the net.

That's what Poulin had

there. It will be Daoust who gets

1:54:211:54:28

credit, it goes off the glove and of

the post of Morozova, and Daoust

1:54:281:54:36

very smart to go on the quiet area.

That's the easiest goal she will

1:54:361:54:41

ever score from less than an inch.

A great start from the defending

1:54:411:54:48

champions, and the USA came from

behind in the other group match to

1:54:481:54:53

beat Finland 3-1. The top two

straight through to the semis, the

1:54:531:54:57

other two into the quarterfinals.

Everyone is a winner in terms of

1:54:571:54:59

group A. You are a winner as well if

you want 20 47 coverage of the

1:54:591:55:05

Winter Olympics. Clare will be back

at 7pm, and I will be back at 4:30pm

1:55:051:55:13

with much more including figure

skating and curling. At 8pm, Radzi

1:55:131:55:21

braving the elements on the outdoor

balcony. And then live again from

1:55:211:55:26

ten past 12 this evening. I'm going

to be fitted on -- I'm going to BBC

1:55:261:55:34

Two, but now, destination six

Haitians. Battery Six Nations.

1:55:341:55:42

Perrine Laffont is the champion!

The

American 17-year-old Red Gerard

1:55:421:55:49

barnstormed!

And Felix Loch has

blown it! David Gleacher, gold!

1:55:491:55:59

Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present coverage of day two of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea, including reigning women's ice hockey champions Canada in action against Russia, plus freestyle skiing, luge and curling.