Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of day three of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, including Switzerland v Japan in Group B of the women's ice hockey.
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Good morning, and if you're looking
for some Monday morning inspiration,
hopefully we can bring it to you
from right here on day three of the
Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. If
this is the first time you have
joined us, welcome to our balcony
right in the heart of the Mountain
Cluster at the Alpensia ski resort.
Over the weekend, we've already had
some in a big history with merit
Bjorgen's 11th medal making her the
most decorated female Olympian of
all time. Also we have seen Andrew
Musgrave in the cross-country
skiing, seventh place in the
skiathlon, the best ever finish by
the British athletes. But the beauty
of the Winter Olympics is the
unpredictable at the end we have
also seen some surprise gold
Perrine Laffont has been getting
better as the day has gone on.
Absolutely tearing down the course!
The first Frenchwoman to win the
And Felix Loch has loaned it! David
Grace death, cold in the luge!
Red Gerard, on all American hopes,
they are pinned on him. The
17-year-old Ban -- barnstormed the
men's final in the slip style. --
Something else that has been a
little bit unpredictable has been
the weather. It might look beautiful
and sunny but believe me, not only
is it bitterly cold, the wind has
picked up. It caused some problems
of some of the sports yesterday, we
had cancellations and delays, and
it's had the same effect today. Not
only is it windy, it comes straight
from Siberia, it is -26 with the
wind chill factor which is brutal.
Sports this morning, the women's
giant slalom was postponed, Alex
Tilley was in that one for GB. Also
we have delays to the slopestyle
final for the women which Aimee
Fuller takes part in. That is
getting under today. There is not
coming up on day three of the Winter
-- lots coming up. Canada leads the
way in the team figure skating
competition, can they upgrade their
Sochi Silver to gold? It is the
highlights of the women's slip style
final. And live ice hockey,
Switzerland's women take on Japan.
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#BBCOlympics. The half pipe is going
on at the moment, but Whee Kim is in
the lead at the moment -- Chloe Kim.
That's kept back for the
continuation of that qualifier.
She was jumped out of the top 12
spot. -- excuse me, she was bumped
down into the spot. She really need
an improvement here.
She has been the Japanese super
rookie. Onto the big contest
circuit. The wind is flapping away
the trees in the background there.
Such an unknown rider, that in 2017,
she wasn't even brought along to the
Olympic test event by the Japanese
team, they didn't have faith in her,
they didn't know who she was. The
super Rocky has now turned
everything on its head. -- super
Ricky. So, just finding her
composure. It's not a timed event so
she can drop in her own time but we
are live! So here we go.
Absolutely huge 900. Frontside 720.
Into switch 720, looking really good
so far. Frontside 540. Look at the
A huge backside, she's taking her
breath there. I think she how close
she has come.
So, big frontside 540, down at the
Seventh place, she has improved.
66.7 five. So she bolts Katie Clark
and Gold. Now Arielle Gold in 12th
position. Verena Rohrer coming out
of... She's in Switzerland. What can
she do here? The halfpipe junior
world champion in 2014. Big backside
air. In two frontside 540.
Switch seven, well held. In two
frontside seven, hands are up, she
has claimed it.
has claimed it. Now, she will
definitely improve. She's off 16.5.
She's definitely here, the Swiss
girl. -- improving here.
She is all smiles at the bottom,
whether it enough?
The judges are having a good, long,
hard think about this. Sixth already
this year. At the European open.
That was also affected by weather,
Oh, no. 14th place, 55 points, you
hear the crowd's collective
disappointment. What a shame. So
it's the end of the games for her.
As we go back to our next rider,
Mercedes Nicoll from Canada. Born in
Vancouver, out there on the West
Coast. No stranger to Whistler, and
the Sycamore mounted in Vancouver.
-- Mountains in Vancouver. So, 34
years of age. 17th here at the test
event last year.
Frontside air. Nice, backside 900.
Front five lies really high at the
transition, needs to keep the speed
going here now. Frontside seven,
needs one good laugh to trick.
Switch 360 and
Switch 360 and another one, air to
fakie. Currently in 18th. Kisses and
smiles and that's good to see. She
had a huge slam in Sochi. After that
she took a year off, she didn't
snowboard for over a year. She
started riding again in March 2015
and she is slowly made her way back
to the elite level.
to the elite level. She is part of
the Canadian halfpipe team with
Elizabeth Hosking. So, there we go.
18. Unfortunately, not to be. Only
the top 12 will qualify. The current
standings on your screen. Nobody is
getting near 95.5. He says!
So, Qiu Leng will be next in. This
is her shot making it into that top
12. Throwing in a huge one, the
centrifugal forces trying to repair
in half. A big frontside seven. The
switch, 360. Frontside air, needs to
build the speed and get amplitude
up. Big Michael Chuck, named after
the Canadian. And that's it. I'm not
sure that's going to be enough for
the 20-year-old. She looks a little
dejected. We see that first
The Chinese have always been there
or thereabouts with their programme
which has developed the riders.
16th. So we will see you in 2022. He
is doing the robot! I don't think he
knows it's the mobile, though. --
the Mobot. I'm proud of you, he
says, nice to hear. Elizabeth
Hosking, just 16 years of age, from
Canada. Dropping in here, ringing
plenty of speed.
The wind is blowing the snow. It
isn't affecting her at the moment.
Almost chasing her down the pipe.
And that is the trick that she
messed up on in her first run and
you can see her with a sharp intake
of breath because she has dodged a
bullet there. Oh, my goodness. Her
heart will be going just shy of 265
beats per minute at the moment.
Is this it here? No, this is the
frontside five. She is on the edge
the whole time down there. Never
quite know what's going to be next.
And this is where she clips the lip
of the pipe, puts her completely
off-kilter. And you can see how
close she was to a heel edge.
Goodness me, that made me feel
funny. We've seen so many people
catch their heel edge, and get
catapulted to the deck of the pipe.
But she is OK, 16 years of age, she
will be 20 in Beijing 2022. I'm sure
we will see her then. Next, the
Slovenian Kaja Verdnik.
She's almost trying to update the
muscle memory, backside spins her.
Not seeing much above the lip here.
Straight through qualifying, you
might say. I don't think this is
going to get into the top 12.
I don't think that will be enough.
Snowboarding for nearly ten years...
She used to do jazz ballet!
But it is not going to be enough.
The amplitude judge penalises riders
for performing tricks below the lip.
Everything has to be high. The
alley-oop wasn't bad. There is her
fan club, the Slovenian bears. And,
again, at just 18, she's still got
the best years ahead of her. And you
can hear the crowd ramping up now
for our next competitor. It is...
So, the Korean would have been
gifted a place, the wild card entry,
into these Games. We saw a really
nice first showing. A mistake from
her in the 19-year-old in the first
run. She has probably had this pipe
to practise in in the build up to
these Games as well. So, what can
she do? Can she troubled the top 12?
And advanced tomorrow's final?
Frontside air to kick things off,
backside spin, showing her back to
the bottom of her pipe, then
Frontside 720. The crowd are
cheering. And they are loving it.
They are cheering every fit. Oh, and
a dead sailor down at the bottom.
She's happy with that and rightly
so. The crowd absolutely loving it.
She began snowboarding at the age of
eight. She lives near here.
The hero is the US snowboarder
aerial gold who she will knock out
of the top 12 if she gets a good
enough score -- Arielle Gold. So
this might be a bit of bittersweet
here. But my heart says yes, my head
says no. No. 20th position. And they
have cheered it's like a gold medal
down here, and why not. And we will
see you, Kwon Sunoo, we will see you
in Beijing. All eyes back to the top
for Clemence Grimal. So, she fell on
her first run. She is currently in
bottom spot but she can get it done
when she has to.
So, bringing a lot of speed in, the
Sun comes out. Huge backside air
catching the lip but doesn't put.
Frontside five. You see the going,
she's struggling for speed. Oh and
she has dropped it.
she has dropped it. Turn your
dictionaries to devastation and you
will see a picture of that right
there. What a shame. So the
23-year-old will not be advancing.
Really, really nice style on the
You can see what's gone wrong, she
is going to be absolutely devastated
which is completely understandable.
She ends her Olympic experience in
bottom spot. Now the final rider
will become under's Calynn Irwin. 28
years of age, she has got to
absolutely summon the beast here,
channel everything she's got. They
go, the handclap of respect,
Namaste, friends. She needs a good
run to bolt up into the top 12. She
has to to best 62 points 75. If she
does, she will knock out Arielle
Gold. What can she do here, the
Canadian? Backside air to start
things off, adjusting her facial
mask there. Oh! Hands to the sky and
that is it, game over for her. I
said she was adjusting her facial
mask, didn't I? You want to be
focusing on the pipe riding than
what it your snood is doing. But I
don't know. These guys have the
reflexes of fighter pilots. They
have time to write a dissertation in
between the pipe walls. When I'm
riding the pipe, it feels like time
is speeding up. So it isn't going to
be enough for hire. We have our
official top 12 who will advance
through to tomorrow's final and that
is not a shot she will want to see
again and again. Hands to the sky,
to the snowboarding gods. Why me?
Well, she is all smiles. She has got
her mouth guard in there, she is all
right. So, there we go. I think she
knew it. Well, that is the story,
ladies and gents, look at the
scores. Chloe Kim, the red-hot
favourite coming into this has
proved exactly why. She has
absolutely smashed the field.
Tomorrow's battle here in the
halfpipe you'll say will be a battle
for silver because at the moment as
it stands, it looks like nobody will
get anywhere near USA's Chloe Kim.
However, Maddie Mastro, and Queralt
Castellet, who has beaten then her
before, and then you've got Emily
Arthur, Mirabelle Thovex and Arielle
Gold and Kelly Clark. The USA have
four attack in this is.
four attack in this is. Tomorrow's
final is going to be very
interesting indeed. How will Chloe
Kim handle the pressure? Not only is
she revered in her homeland, she is
also a pretty big deal in Korea. Her
parents are Korean, they think of
her as her own. They will be
celebrating just as hard. Well, I
believe they will be, come podium
time tomorrow. From me here in the
half-pipe qualifications, I hope you
enjoyed that and we will see you
Chloe Kim setting down a benchmark
ahead of the final you'll be able to
see on the BBC tonight at 1am. That
will be on BBC One. Just to put it
into context how good Chloe Kim is,
she qualified four years ago for the
Games but wasn't allowed to compete
because she was too young at just 13
the years of age. She comes here
with huge expectations. So far, she
is delivering. Like Tim says, that
will be an exceptional final to look
forward to. Would going inside to
the figure skating, the team event
has been taking place since before
the Opening Ceremony even took
place. It involves women's men's,
pears and ice dance elements and
this is how things stand after five
of the eight sessions. It is Canada
who are out in front, they're one of
the big favourites, the Olympic
athletes of Russia in sulphur medal
position and the United States.
Behind them. How much can things
change with the remainder of the
team event? Let's get to the Ice
Arena with your commentary team
Robin Cousins and Catherine Downes.
The Russian national champion,
recent European bronze medallist,
representing the Olympic Athletes
from Russia rusher.
And he has three
could RuPaul jumps planned, the most
of anyone here but, shall we see how
he gets on here? Let's see how he
He skates to Elvis Presley
because he says he feels a bit like
Elvis Presley. I read that in the
He is opening with a quadruple the
is. That is the most difficult of
the quadruple jumps. When it works,
it is exquisite. When it doesn't...
It isn't great and that wasn't a
great one there. He will get given
credit for it because he got the
rotation but he obviously wanted day
landing on a running edge not on the
backside. Second quadruple...
backside. Second quadruple... Did
not make the rotation there. That
will definitely be an axe in the
box. Read means review, yellow means
review, green means accepted. Triple
Axel double toe loop. Watch the box
go green. The technical panel
deciding which elements are clean,
which are to be reviewed.
Now, can he compose themselves and
deliver another clean quadruple
He has a quadruple toe loop planned.
Yes, he can. Not the best landing,
so the judges, the grade of
execution points for that jumps will
probably be negative, but he gets
credit for the element.
Lovely, light and easy triple axel.
A big jumping element here that he
absolutely need to nail. Two triple
combination jumps, triple Lutz,
the Olympics athletes from Russia in
the silver medal position now and
they would have wanted to see that
He did not quite nail
those quotes, and in the long
programme, he went for them and they
did not work out. He's very much an
all or nothing skater. Well down on
his season was Macbeth which is up
on the 180s. Pat on the shoulder for
Mikhail Kolyada, who I think, the
whole team who could have done
The great Patrick Chan. We saw him
muddle through his programme, not
the performances were expecting for
the three-time world champion. He
won team and individual silver in
Sochi, keen to get gold with team
Canada here in South Korea.
He has two quadruple jumps plan.
There is the first. A beautiful
quadruple toe loop with a triple toe
loop in coronation. The second
quadruple is a repeat, which he's a
allowed one of, but it's going to
come right now.
come right now. Exquisite.
That should have been a triple axel
in coronation. -- combination.
That's better, triple Lutz, loop,
Second triple axel, made the
rotation, but not the landing.
Two hands down on the triple loop.
Triple flip, added a double toe loop
there, needs to try and rack up some
the Patrick Chan that we know and
love has not yet turned up at this
And the mistakes are just
Look at this,
perfect position and alignment,
great take-off, fantastic air
position, easy to the landing.
They've given him a massive new
season's best, he's had a difficult
season. That's up massive new
season's best. So, let's have a look
at the standings of that men's
competition. Patrick Chan, the
three-time world champion, leads the
way, Mikhail Kolyada presenting the
Olympics athletes from Russia, and
Adam Rippon, what escaped from him
in his third Olympics, in third.
And she's got it, triple axel to
open the programme. The music from
Miss Saigon, and there you see on
the screen, the green box is ticked.
Triple flip, triple toe loop. Did
very well to save that but she did.
And the triple Salchow.
Double axel, triple toe loop, double
Triple Lutz, double toe loop.
One triple jump left. A triple loop.
And she's got that.
Oh, my goodness me!
Team USA are on
There's the triple flip.
Triple toe loop. Did very well to
hold that on.
A new season's best for Mirai Nagasu
of the USA. She is top of the
standings for now.
here is here is Gabrielle Daleman
for the Canadians, she is the
youngest member of team Canada in
Sochi, she was 16, here she is four
years later, a lot more experience
under her belt. She is a powerful
She's also the current Canadian
number one, national champion. As
she was two seasons ago. Last
season, it was her team-mate. Triple
toe loop to open up, triple toe
Nice, triple Lutz. Terrific bounce
and elevation and her take-offs and
jumps. Has had difficulty
controlling it in the past but the
last couple of seasons, good
consistency. Triple flip.
Second triple Lutz and then a
combination stronger than the first.
And there is the triple loop.
Final jumping pass, triple Salchow
and a double Axel she wants. There
is the Salchow. There is the double
That is it, that has got to be gold
for Canada! Clean and strong from
Gabrielle Daleman. Surely it is only
a formality. Just give them the
gold! She wanted to lay down the
gauntlet and she did it. I think
we're going to see a new season's
best and you are probably correct,
team Canada will be in the lead. It
is a massive season's best.
is a massive season's best. That is
for Gabrielle Daleman of team
Canada. Alina Zagitova, 15 years
old, the Prodigy who has been better
than Evgenia Medvedeva this season.
Beat the double world champion to
win the European title just a few
weeks ago. And she is something
Going for the first jumping pass and
it is the most difficult combination
we will see in the ladies events.
Triple Lutz, triple loop
Double Axel, triple toe loop.
That is the triple flip, double toe,
double loop combination.
And another triple flip. Last jump,
Alina Zagitova, you little
firecracker! What talent!
firecracker! What talent!
She is 15
but there is such maturity in the
choreography and the way she moves.
A new season's best for 15-year-old
Alina Zagitova, her first Olympics.
And Canada have an unassailable lead
so they are the Olympic champions,
2018. The gold is already in the
bag, so, just a masterclass, then,
from the bowl champions Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir, and a fitting way to
close out this team event, the gold
around their necks once this routine
From the Mulan Rouge to the top of
the podium, that will put Canada out
of sight. The gold was already there
is but Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue
are head and shoulders above the
Well, this now solidifies
their second gold medal because they
won the gold in Vancouver in 2010,
and I absolutely love every second
and every move of that performance.
What does this gold mean, especially
18 gold for Canada?
What a testament to the strong
performances from our team-mates and
it was so inspiring and we had no
doubt they would lay it down. It
certainly gave us a nice cushion as
we took the ice today and we were
able to savour and embrace the
moment and be present every step of
Last time in Sochi it was a
silver for the team. You have
converted it to gold, what has
changed in the last
changed in the last four years and
Canadian figure skating? That is a
great question. Give me a great
That'll be tough, I'm not
very good at those! I think we have
a special team, I'm proud of these
skaters. I think our attitude
changed from Sochi. We were a little
bit too casual and this team event
medal in figure skating is like the
hockey and curling medals. We are a
skating country and I feel that we
have all come through Canada so this
is what we need to be in the mix of.
I'm super proud of these athletes
are making that happen. This is a
great journey for all of us and our
coaches and these guys deserve it.
So, the first figure skating medal
goes to Canada.
The next medal event is the pairs.
Canada also in the mix for
potentially another gold in that one
which gets under way on Wednesday at
We're heading into the late
afternoon here in Pyeongchang, a
beautiful time of day, the sun
begins to set over the slips behind
me. This is what has been happening
so far on day three of the Winter
The women's giant slalom fell victim
to the weather, robbing us a chance
of seeing one of the standouts start
of the games. Mixed double maybe
having a debut here, but same old
victory means Canada have got the
eyes on gold tomorrow. More
solutions for Canada in the figure
skating with a dominant performance
from their hugely talented team
turning Sochi silver into
In the halfpipe, Chloe Kim topped
the final qualification more than
seven points ahead of her nearest
Sticking with snowboarding, and the
women's slopestyle, a bit of a bumpy
start for Team GB. The injury to
Katie Ormerod who was one of the big
medal hopes, and she was facing an
operation instead of the Olympics.
Yesterday the weather is meant that
the slopestyle convocation was
cancelled. Straight to a final
today, to runs to say he would be
the champion. Aimee Fuller flying
the flag for rate Britain but before
we find out what happened, let's
find out a bit more about it.
find out a bit more about it. Oh,
drama! She's young, it's not the
last thing we will see from Aimee
Fuller. Four years ago you just
missed out on the finals and Heidi
look back on it?
I look back and I
think I was so lucky to go to the
Olympics and have that opportunity,
and ride an Olympics standard sized
course with all of that pressure
going into the next one. I have
definitely strategised a bit better,
as an athlete physically and
mentally I'm in a better place and
I'm ready to go there and challenge
and do the best I can.
We had a good
time because we were in the
Oh, she's done!
are not one...
Are we supposed to do
that? Probably not.
What did you
learn about commentary?
it if you're passionate so I will
stay by that.
Ed and Aimee are
crying, and now I'm going. All
professionalism going straight out
of the window here.
Going towards Pyeongchang, how is
the sport snowboarding different to
what it was a few years ago?
Sochi, the sport has changed a lot.
It's an awful lot going up, it used
to be you just kept going on the
tour, and now you have a set goal of
every four years. It provided a lot
of structure and support, UK sport
coming on board, and we have got
coaches and physios. Amazing places
like this to ride and it provided a
huge platform and opportunity for us
to progress as athletes and
sportswomen. It's such a huge stage
for us to showcase our sport. I want
to go there and demonstrate our
sport and show not only what I'm
capable of but what our sport has
evolved to and where we can take it.
When I arrived at the top of that
course, when it is go time, I'm
there, go for it. That's what I'm
visualising in my head between now
and then. I will be on my board
doing the tricks I want to do so I
can rock up and do the best run of
Due to the weather
yesterday it was a straight final
today in the women's slopestyle, two
runs to determine who is the Olympic
champion. The Americans exacted down
-- expected to dominate, Jamie
Anderson has one exclaimed medals,
including gold last month. -- has
one X Games medals. Let's find out
how Aimee got on at the Phoenix
So, the women's slopestyle finals,
after the cancellation of the
qualifications, we have a full
quota, 26 women dropping, only
getting two runs instead of three.
Klaudia Medlova, one of the
trailblazers of recent years. Made a
name for herself dropping the first
ever double radio. She's also done
the first double Cork frontside 1080
in competition. Interesting to see
what she has got here.
Up and over the A-frame. Setting up
that final little module.
first of the jumps.
That was incredible.
She eventually jumped off the roof
of the house and landed on her bag.
I can't believe she is riding away.
Whether it was the wind which caught
her and stalled the rotation.
Jessika Jenson jumping in. Jamie
Anderson, Hailey Langland and Julia
Marino ran out the US contingent in
slopestyle. The Americans all
qualified through their own Grand
Prix season series.
Jessika Jenson got fifth, highest
results this season. Killing speed
into the ramp. The body language
there, both hands in front of her,
she doesn't look confident on this
I feel a little bit nervous
watching her. That's not really a
solid switch 540. More like it, jump
two, frontside 360, very nice. Keep
your composure. A big backside 720,
Definitely, easily. We
have not seen runs completed over
all three kickers.
Aimee Fuller is about to drop.
The rider who burst onto the scene
with her incredible double backflip
and the camp double under. She's
been getting to grips of this course
throughout training. 50-50 on that
big down rail.
Come on, Aimee
Coming off early on the King
The results that she has been
pushing, top ten would a good result
for a meet today. -- for Aimee. And
under Philip, the single version. --
Philip, didn't feel like she had the
speed. You can almost see her say,
it's so windy.
Just making it over
the small side. Again, wind. That's
an issue. A shame for Aimee.
She said, waiting for the wind to
Back up to
Back up to the top, Silje Norendal,
another rider who doesn't have the
World Cup ranking which reflects her
riding, she's tidy competitor.
Really difficult switch grind
through the kink rail. She has got
three X Games medals in a row, she
loves riding at X Games.
to the first jump. Coming up little
short, needs to tuck in. No speed
Frontside 360, clears it
despite losing her composure.
Backside 720. There we see the first
of the riders, she's got the control
and the internal speedometer and
she's able, maybe not in the
prettiest way that she has made it
There we go,
look at that.
She moves ahead of
Jessika Jenson. So, next, Anna
Gasser. Alongside Enni Rukajarvi,
one of the riders who thinks this
competition should not have run in
this, -- in these conditions. In the
US open last year, she had the best
run anyone has ever seen by a woman
in slopestyle. Let's see what she's
got here. Really attacking the
course. 272 frontside waterside at
the end of the double kink.
a jacket so consciously thinking
about the wind. Looking very good.
Double under Philip! That's how you
do it, with the Riva. -- under flip!
With a revert.
She wants this,
So, she said it hugely.
She got the big trick out of the way
and calmed down.
She adopted the
Hailey Langland approach, watch
A heroic effort from
Anna Gasser. She has dominated
women's slopestyle for the last
decade. She knocked Jenny Jones of
her perch in 2012. If anyone can
ride this course, if anyone can find
a way around the wind, it will be
this woman. The reigning Olympic
champion. The gold medallist at X
Games two weeks ago.
You know, just
when you think that she's perhaps
thinking about hanging up her
competitive snowboard boots, she
goes and learns new tricks. Look at
that! Liquid snowboarding.
absolutely different league through
So stylish. So smooth.
Confidence and experience shining
Massive. Oh, my goodness,
legs forged from steel! She boxed
clever there, opened up, I think
that was going to be a carb double
Look at that. That's exactly
what we said. The experience, the
confidence. And the trust in her
tricks, the ability to understand
the special awareness at every
point, she knows it wasn't pretty
all the way through.
got through it.
got through it.
83 for Jamie
Anderson. A big smile and a very
well-deserved gold medal position
after the first run.
That's so good
Very, very good to see. The
Americans sitting in bronze and
An absolute lottery after that first
The second one is, -- second run,
the Phoenix Park venue for all of
the freestyle events.
is gaping like a basking shark.
is not cloud in the air, this is
slowly being blown off the hill. 45
kilometres of costs.
kilometres of costs.
Let's do this!
Aimee Fuller says, let's do this.
Certainly at the moment, the
windsock is saying it's good. Let's
see how she can go on these rails.
50-50 on the rails, great start.
Really nice on the double King.
press on the final section of the
rail. Nice and smooth.
backside 180 around.
Pumping into this! Sends it on what
with the backside 360 and the last
jump... And again, she went huge...
Hope she's OK.
What a shame, too
much speed. That picture says it
all. There is a snowstorm, a
blizzard almost happening down at
the bottom. You can actually see a
spiral of snow, a mini tornado. Next
in line, Hailey Langland. The girl
who said you can't judge a book by
it's cover but you can judge a
snowboarder by their method is on
course. That lovely arc around,
tapping the corner of the close-out
Good line, no one else is
Almost surfing into that
third feature to kill speed. There
was nothing functional about it.
Lovely double clap 360, come on!
Backside 540, just made it over the
knuckle. She has got enough
speed...! Look at how stoked she is.
The Americans cheering, very, very
justifiably. One of the smallest and
lightest riders in the field has
landed a full run.
Do you think it
is top three?
Definitely top three.
The only question is whether it's a
gold medal. I don't think it is
gold. I think, actually, it might be
That's a shame.
So, Jessika Jenson
stays in fourth place.
Laurie Blouin. She's got the 99 as
well. She can do cap 99.
Interestingly, I don't think it is
about your best tricks but what can
you put together under the
circumstances? What is your best
stock wrong? Interesting comparing
Laurie Blouin, she's so functional
with her speak checks, where's
Hailey Langland was fluid in between
This is where it counts.
Just making it over the knuckle.
Switch 540, she got it! Another
There you go, second.
Look at the
black eyes sustained in training.
Next, one of the riders who was
really not happy about this course
about the first run, silver
medallist in Sochi.
Keep it simple.
Is that your advice?
I think so,
keep it simple on a day like today.
That lovely rainbow transition
touch, coming through the harder
section of the course, 50-50
backside 180, really, really nice.
Come on, Enni Rukajarvi. Using the
classic line all the men did across
the rail. Setting up switch for the
first take-off, dropping right to
the skewed take-off. Lovely! Cab
540. She has gone big, backside 720,
This is looking good!
Frontside 360, bounces off the
knuckle. On the spot, Jamie, where
I don't know.
I think that
is the end of someone's medal hope.
She slots into third middle
position. Anna Gasser, she has been
in form and she has won all her
contest is. She laid down the best
slopestyle run earlier in the year
we have ever seen in women's
snowboarding. What can she do today?
There is no question she has the
I think even if she does the
cab under and plays it safe she has
a very good chance of being on the
So, blazing through the rail
That's so good.
speed, half cab, the 50-50 nose
And that is such a hard line,
180 and switching to the edge to get
up onto the rail.
So, one under
Flip. Frontside 720 and she has gone
Oh my gosh! That is so
annoying. One of the best slopestyle
riders there is.
So, another rider
who again has the firepower of
tricks to take this down, Julia
Marino, currently in 11th place. In
a World Cup rankings, she is only
one spot behind Jamie Anderson,
currently in second.
I think that is one of the best
sections, it is up there for her.
Frontside 720, clipped the knuckle.
Jamie Anderson knows she's claimed a
second consecutive Olympic gold
medal. Look at that. And it is the
one thing I would say, you know
what, silver and bronze, they could
have gone anywhere but Jamie
Anderson, the cream has risen to the
top of the slopestyle today. Against
the olds. Against the conditions,
she has managed to land the run she
wanted to and her experience has
told. Look at it.
Maybe she does want to do something
good, not just write down. I hope
she goes down and methods of
Let's have a look... Lovely first
rail and the only rider transferring
from the a kick into the landing
with the stalefish air.
She is so
Liquid snowboarding. All of
these, it is muscle memory with her.
Oh, no! And you think why did you
risk it? She's going to roll around.
That method exposes the Lord even
She must be so happy,
especially in these conditions as
Tripod over the knuckle. Jamie
Anderson rounds out the final here,
and her boyfriend, Tyler Nicholson,
is the first man in the finish area
to congratulate her. Jamie Anderson
crowns what has been a very well
decorated career with a second gold
That tells more of
today's story than the finish area,
the wind whistling through this
half-pipe course. The courage of the
women should be saluted.
Double Olympic champion. How does
Honestly, it feels
insane. Of course, I believe in
myself and I have dreams and goals
but the level of riding has changed
so much in the last couple of years,
it wasn't nearly as much... In Sochi
I knew I had a good chance but here
I had no idea. There are so many
girls that could win this contest.
So I had to let it go.
At the end of
the day it is the Olympic final and
everyone wanted to write.
It is and
how I would have expected and how I
had planned and how I had visualised
for years of prep work to go today.
I think if you were lucky with the
wind, there were some calm windows
but the majority of it was super
inconsistent. And I don't think it
was a true show of women's female
slopestyle, which is a real shame
Frost board but we have to pick
ourselves up and stay strong, have a
good rest and recovery, and go hard
So, tough day for all the
girls up at the slopestyle today.
I've been joined by such a bronze
medallist Jenny Jones. Welcome to
our lovely balcony. You are up at
the slopestyle, how weather
conditions today compared to
yesterday when the heat were
Yeah, it was an absolute
shocker as far as the wind is
concerned. Yesterday was windy but
it was uphill, which is why it was
cancelled because the girls wouldn't
be able to clear the jumps. The wind
today was gusty so it comes in and
out so some of the girls were flying
to the bottom of the jump because
the wind was pushing them and some
not clearing them because it was
blowing up the hill. It was a total
lottery about what was going to
Aimee Fuller sing four years
of preparation going into an Olympic
event. Should it have been cancelled
today when you look at the
conditions they were asked to ride
It is questionable and usually
they have the coaches and judges,
they all have a chat together and
they make a decision at the top of
the slope and I wonder what went on
at that conversation, why didn't
someone say let's postponed this? I
can't answer that but in my mind I
would have liked it to have been
You girls out there look
fearless. From speaking to a few of
you, you know the dangers involved.
Was it safe?
No, it isn't safe and
isn't safe because it is an extreme
sport, you're flying off a 70 foot
kicker, and your snowboard is
working like a cell, the wind is
blowing at left, right and centre.
It isn't but how much of the degree
is a time safe for these girls, and
I think some of them were upset it
went ahead and they had to battle
through. Luckily, no one was badly
injured but I'd be asking... I would
be asking why this thing carried on.
It did carry on, Aimee Fuller got
into the Olympic final, albeit
without having to qualify, how will
she reflect on her second Olympic
Games and on that run?
I think she
will be gutted with the conditions.
She is in one piece, more than
anything. She almost stayed on her
feet and she nearly made the last
kicker but if you see the wind just
took her and there's nothing she can
do about that. It isn't in her
control and unfortunately just
wasn't going to happen.
probably reflect a little bit on
Jamie Anderson. The first
snowboarder to get two gold medals,
incredible stuff from her today.
was under the same conditions as
everyone else and she stayed on her
feet and I think that is her
experience and knowing how to ride
in these difficult conditions. She
played it safe. She almost had the
run and the same level I did in
Sochi and we almost these girls have
moved on since Sochi. Four years
later now, I promise you the level
is so much higher. The tricks these
girls can do are amazing now and it
is so sad they didn't get to
showcase that. Anna Gasser, she has
got doubles... You probably don't
understand what these tricks are!
But they didn't get to show those
and that is what they come here to
do, this is their moment, their big
stage. And it is a shame.
It is a
shame. Aimee Fuller, it isn't over
for her because she does go into the
Big Air a week today. Thank you for
giving us a insight on that final.
It is approaching late afternoon
here in Pyeongchang and this is what
has been happening so far on day
three of the Winter Olympics in
Pyeongchang. The women's giant
slalom fell victim of the wind. We
didn't get to see the woman, Mikaela
Shiffrin we are looking for to see.
Canada won both theme men's and
women's curling, and they go for
gold tomorrow. There were more
celebrations with Canada in the
figure skating with a dominant
performance from the hugely talented
team turning Sochi silver into
Pyeongchang gold. In a slopestyle
competition badly disrupted by bad
wins, Jamie Anderson became the
first female snowboarder ever to win
two gold medals by defending her
Where now going to head to the
quango Hockey Centre for the women's
ice hockey, -- Guang Dong ice
Centre. Switzerland hoping to make
it two out of two as they take on
Ice hockey is one of the fastest
team sports in the world. The
team sports in the world. The puck
travelling at very high speeds. The
aim of the game is to score more
goals than the opposition. Six aside
teams contest games of 320 minute
periods with overtime and shoot outs
if required. Of these are given if a
player's action has gone against the
rules of the game and then they have
deserved in the penalty box. The
opposing team would be on a power
play when a team member is sent off
from the opposite team, the best
opportunity for someone to score.
The first since 1994, the men's
Olympic hockey would not feature
players from the NHL, as the Olympic
committee would not cover the cost
of insurance for these players.
A great game in prospect. The group
leading Swiss taking on Japan who
play so well in their opening game
against Sweden. And the Swiss know
that victory for them or see their
book a place in the quarterfinals of
the women's Olympic ice hockey
The Swiss were so
impressive. All of the outside
noise, the first game against the
unified Korean team, the team is to
throw workmanlike, they did not get
caught up in the extracurricular and
they came out and were extremely
solid, 8-0 winners. They were led by
their young superstar, Alina Muller,
four goals and two assists for
6-point performance. She and the
rest of the Switzerland team will be
looking to repeat that against
There is a disappointment for
the Japanese fans in the stadium.
The scorer of their goal in the
opening game will not be playing,
Rui Ukita, what happened?
been disbanded for one game for a
kicking incident in the first game,
there was a mix-up in front of the
benches. Rui Ukita actually got
pushed over, while she fell down,
you could see a kicking motion
towards the Swiss player. It did not
get calls join the game, but
afterwards, the officials looked at
it and said there was a bit of
intention, not necessarily to injure
but just that swaying motion of the
skate blade which is certainly not
allowed. Unfortunately for the
Japanese goal-scorer, she has to sit
this out today.
So, this is coming
in flying high on confidence. You
would say that the Japanese would be
relatively happy despite defeat in
the first game?
remarkable, they were not able to
get the victory but they gave team
Sweden everything make had. It
wasn't until the third period that
Sweden pulled away. I was impressed
to Japan's teamwork, they have good
speed. You can tell that they're
very well coached, they support each
other all over the ice. It's going
to be a much different story 14
Switzerland today compare to the
opponent they had before. -- for
team Switzerland today compared to
the Korean team they faced before.
The Japanese team putting in their
final preparations. There are two
pools in this tournament, top tier
included the likes of Canada who had
a terrific victory in the opening
game. Also USA against Finland was
24 hours ago.
They score! 5.8 seconds to go. And
the Finns find the net. And that was
clinical from Hovi, great work deep
in the zone. When it came back, Hovi
blasted it. The Finns lead.
under six seconds left in the
period. How about the past of the
stick and no chance for the
A good save, and then a rebound. It
is a great finish from the
is a great finish from the tenacious
player, Hovi. The first save made,
-- Lamoureux adds to her Olympic
tallies. Her eighth Olympic gold and
what a finish.
Just take that puck
to the net with authority and stays
there. What a second effort from
Hillary died, what a goal! -- Hilary
nights, what a goal!
Finland punished. A great
Finland punished. A great pass from
Knight but the
Knight but the finish from Coyne was
first class. Really good work by the
Americans. There is Kendall Coyne to
What a fabulous shots, no
chance at all for the netminder.
there one chance for the finish to?
-- the Finns? And it will be
finished off. That'll do it. Finland
concede the empty net goal, gambling
to tie the game. And what a moment
that will be for Cameranesi, her
first Olympic gold on debut for her.
The Americans have begin the run for
their money but they will run out
A little bit strange on the
replay, Finland only had two players
are ice to get the puck back. The
Americans had four back there,
that's not how you want to do it.
The puck gets hits to Cameranesi,
she was able to go into the
wide-open net and deposit for a 3-1
American lead and to seal the deal.
So, the players are out there now
ready to see whether they can do the
damage. A bit of explanation about
this tournament. There are two
pools, the US and Canada are in the
top, the two favourites. Should they
finished first and second, they get
a route straight through to the
semifinals. Three and four and then
second pool, one and two, going to
the quarterfinals. So that's what
the Swiss are playing for, they want
to finish first and make sure they
play off against the fourth team in
group one, which could be the
Olympic Athletes from Russia or it
could be potentially Finland on the
strength of yesterday. The Russians
are most likely to finish bottom.
That would be a heck of a game,
Russia and Finland. Finland looked
great against the USA. So a lot of
incentive for Switzerland to finish
number one in their pool. And then
they would cross over into the
quarterfinals plagued fourth-ranked
team from pool A.
team from pool A.
A few smiles on
the bench in the last game. He
really enjoyed his side's
performance. As all the players are
being introduced out onto the ice.
The players will play in groups of
five, three forwards and two
defenders. There are two wingers and
one centre ice player. And then to
defensive players as well. You'll
see an awful lot of the Swiss team.
Each team has four units they could
go to, the Swiss might be to roll
one and two on a regular basis.
saw that earlier on against the
Korean team until the got a lead
that they ended up to the lines.
They have Alina Muller, Sara Benz,
Laura Stadler, but number one. --
that is their number one line.
Florence Schelling is the netminder
for Switzerland. She had it pretty
easy in game one, I expect she's
going to see a little bit more
Robert said her way this afternoon.
-- rubber sent her way. She is
always smiling, Florence Schelling,
behind her mask. The Sistine seem to
be really enjoying the experience of
the Olympics. The nickname for the
Japanese team is team smile Japan.
It's a fitting nickname. The
Japanese players love to get onto
the ice and they are taking in every
moment. They hope those smiles
translates to victory.
Here we go, then. Switzerland with
the red shirts. They will hope that
they will be able to put some more
pressure on and book their place in
the quarterfinals without too much
ado. Japan desperately need victory
to give themselves the best chance
of reaching the quarterfinals. It
would keep it very much in their
hands of that stage.
The Raqqa to
that goes high and Florence
Schelling will hang onto it. Toko
opening stint for Saturday's.
the Japanese. This is the line that
did all of the damage for the Swiss
in their opening game.
Japan try and break away with a bit
of time and space with Chiho Osawa.
That will be cleared.
That will be cleared. Offside is
called. A frenetic first minute, 19
It's very early on but you
can already tell that this Japanese
team is posing a little bit of a
different competition for
Switzerland than they saw from
Korea. Japan very quick. They are
getting up on the four check in a
They do not give you any time
or space. Japan can't keep it,
The pressure is relentless from the
Japanese. These two sides know each
other very well, they have played
four times across the last two World
Championships. Switzerland have won
all four of those games, including a
relegation series which dispatched
Japan to the lower tier. So that
will be fresh in the memory of all
of those players.
You can bet it is.
Any time that a team is responsible
for sending you down, that will
linger long in your memory. You can
bet it is here today for Japan,
hoping for a little retribution.
That was a nice touch behind the
back of the net.
Japan just doing a wonderful job of
hemming in this list here. This is
their third attempt to try and get
it out of the zone and they have to
go aerial. They get the territory
and the distance. And under. Easy
Good covering by Ayaka Toko. Good
Given away, Kubo comes in but
offside. She knows. Bad giveaway by
the Swiss, though. They are causing
the own problems.
And you have to
attribute a lot of that to the pace
we are seeing Japan playing at,
forcing the Swiss into some
uncomfortable situations. This was
too bad here, Kubo may be six inches
offside, or she would have had a
wonderful opportunity at a scoring
Adachi trying to force Muller. She
will retreat. Using the space behind
her own the net.
Nice pass to open things up. First
real opportunity for Stalder in
possession. The pass was lacking
direction and coming back the other
way. It floats over the top. If
there is one criticism of this
Japanese side it is the fact that
they don't shoot the puck
They worked very
hard, they get themselves into
scoring positions and then from
there have a difficult time
converting. That is something they
will want to do, directors many
pucks at Schelling. But what speed?
Aina Takeuchi. We talk about the
position work from team Japan, they
are very, very sound positionally
and because of that they can create
turnovers from Switzerland.
have it back! Great poke from
Schelling. She has been busy in the
opening 4.5 minutes of this game
than she was the whole time against
Japan with time and space in their
Again, they cut the line a little
too early. Suzuka Taka over the blue
line. There is no real complications
with offside. The players must
If the puck comes
outside the blue line, every player
has to circle out before they
re-enter, otherwise it is offside.
Japan will try and work this one
The Swiss getting in each other's
way a little bit.
Their play has been crowded and that
is great strength by the Japanese.
Good defensive player! Benz! Not
sure the shot got through. Another
attempt on goal. Now Stalder, the
Swiss finally rolling for the first
time in this game.
What a nice play
for the Japanese to disrupt that
pass. They were under pressure from
the Stalder - Muller line.
volume in this building is rising
rapidly. Good skating to get away.
Simple for Schelling, just dismisses
it to the corner. Switzerland have
possession again. That will be an
icing call seven minutes in, still
goalless. The Japanese will feel
pretty comfortable about all of
Yeah, I think this has been
the perfect start the team Japan are
showing they can keep up with the
pace of Switzerland. I've had a few
opportunities towards a Schelling as
well. From a Swiss perspective, kind
of one of those moments where they
are not going up against Korea
anymore, this tournament is for
The Swiss trying to get a stick in,
certainly this third unit for the
Swiss have found it pretty difficult
to get out of their own zone. It is
interesting to see the head coach of
Switzerland, Daniela Diaz, rolling
over the lines early on.
well intercepted, defensively, by
Ruegg. A great chance for Japan!
Great defensive play. Now the shot
goes high and over the top from
Waidacher. One of the three
Waidacher sisters playing, Isabel.
There is space to work. Should be
tidied up, though. That is a good
outlet pass. Just too many white
Very nice, the length of the
eyes, that pass. But Japan are not
getting fooled. Terrific support
from the white jerseys. Two of three
Japanese player helping out
Now the chance up the middle! That
could have been a good chance but
good defensive player from the
Osawa is strong for Japan. A very
good game. No goals as yet. But it
is a really enjoyable affair. Japan
with all the energy against a Swiss
team loaded with skill. Japan right
now are with Adachi. Penalty coming.
And taken down the ice was Shoko
Ono. To the penalty box for Sabrina
One of the things for
Switzerland, they went up against
Korea in the opening game, an easy
opponent, and now they are thrust in
against the ninth ranked Japan. And
the speed they are bringing is
certainly causing havoc and we see a
replay, what terrific work from
Adachi. Centring it out front, right
onto the take, and what a stop from
the netminder, camp Mac. The rebound
was right there for Adachi, just
It was great play by
Ruegg to throw herself for links and
that is the penalty.
that is the penalty.
from Shoko Ono, forcing her into a
situation where she had to take down
the Japanese player. And an
opportunity on the power play now
for Japan to make a real statement
early in this game. If they can get
up 1-0, but check time for
Switzerland after that. --. Check.
Penalty will be called. As soon as
Switzerland touch the puck, which
will happen now, Phoebe Stanz is
going to go, and that Tasmanian
devil, the ambition, the emotion, it
got too much.
You get the good and
bad from Phoebe Stanz. Very
aggressive on the four check penalty
kill but you can see she thrust her
hip into the Japanese defender, no
doubt about it, that is body contact
and you can't do that. Phoebe Stanz
so good in Game one. When she is
moving her feet, she is effective
but there was some ill disciplined
So, Japan with a great
opportunity to take the lead in this
game, a two player advantage for the
next 80 seconds.
Schelling alive to the danger.
Interesting, Kubo isn't out there,
she is the most skilled player. The
shot is deflected. Did it catch the
post on the way past?
Not enough of a deflection on bad
shot. Switzerland can take a breath.
Good stick from Stalder to clear
that. Excellent puck movement from
Japan but perimeter shots not able
to get it right in tight on
Kubo is now out there.
Back door play, here's a chance! She
shoots! Schelling was up and down.
In the end she did enough to
distract Kubo who may be needed to
make a pass.
The Swiss clear away eventually and
they can break into the zone with
Raselli. The penalty is a kill, big
Well, Japan had the
opportunity of the
opportunity of the stick of Kubo.
Any time you can kill off a two-man
disadvantage, that is a huge penalty
kill for Switzerland.
Japan, who have made the running in
this game so far...
Switzerland just extending their
bench a little bit here. Japan come
into the zone again and they will
try to make up for some lost time,
as Forster brings it back the other
way. Does not get it deep enough,
One thing team Japan does
very well is backpressure from those
forwards. They skate hard into their
own zone, helping out on the back
check. Great job there from Kubo.
Twin sisters, Laura
Benz and Sara Benz, not the only
sisters playing here.
sisters playing here.
There are a
pair of sisters, one representing
the USA and one career. Let's look
at this on the power play from
Japan. On the first attempt,
Yoneyama gets it back to Kubo.
Schelling up to the challenge every
time and there was no daylight to
shoot. Still love the patients.
Maybe there was an opportunity but
Kubo kept on looking for a chance
and ultimately it was the shoulder
of Schelling that made the save.
Wonder. . And you can see a few
stick slaps on the board.
of the big reasons why Switzerland
could win a medal here. She is elite
goal-tender. Right up there.
Potentially on the strength of what
we have seen so far, better than any
of the North American teams'
Schelling is going to
have to be wonderful as this
tournament goes on.
What are past there. -- what are
past there, and the past comes from
Sara Benz but not able to keep it in
Phoebe Stanz is in there. The Swiss
held to just one shot so far. That's
remarkable from Japan, great team
Great six girls and Kubo over the
net, that would have been one of the
goals of the tournament!
skills from Kubo, getting past three
Swiss players but could not find the
net. Wonderful hockey.
Kubo has that skill, that bit of
magic in the stick.
Japan on top in the first session,
despite the fact the goal has yet to
be breached. High sticks will be
called but Japan do not get there
Switzerland go after it right now.
Better forechecking from the first
unit of Switzerland.
That will be a call. If you fire the
puck from behind the red line to
behind the goal line at the other
end, then you will get some trouble.
Let's have a look at this again,
this is special.
this is special.
Kubo, three amazing players and then
just misses the top corner over
Laura shelling. That was something
to watch. -- Florence Schelling.
Schelling matching the efforts of
the Japanese right now. She looks so
composed and calm, Schelling. Japan
are going to need more than just a
clean shot on goal to beat her, it
seems right now. They need traffic
out in front.
That's one of the
things we talked about at the
beginning of the game, Japan is
missing that one shot scorer.
Japan has played as a possession
team, and that's allowed them to do
so much in this game. Anywhere will
do. The art and under.
We don't see Phoebe Stanz and Alina
Muller out there together that
often. That was great defensive play
from Sena Suzuki. Is it a case of
Switzerland may be having to work
and is bit harder here? They have
not moved their feet in this game as
well as they could have.
I think you
are exactly right. A little little
bit of a false sense to get that
career team in the game one, they
were able -- against that Korea team
in the first game. But here in the
first period, Switzerland have not
done nearly enough.
Taken out of the
air, Japan back into the zone.
Schelling with nonchalance says,
Japan has had a lot of
possession, a lot of attacks but
what they really like is that scorer
that from 15 or 20 feet out can be a
dangerous shooter and cause trouble
for Florence Schelling. They lack
that. They will have to score within
five to ten feet with traffic in
front, getting some bodies in front
of the netminder so she cannot see
whether puck comes from. Maybe it's
a rebound. But probably not from
upwards of 35 feet, Schelling is
such a quality netminder, when she
sees it, she will save it.
seen that a little bit from Japan,
they try to win the face-off and
feed it towards Kubo who has
probably got the best shot of a
Japanese team, the quick release.
Looks like there has been juggling
the lines here.
the lines here. The whistle blows
and we get another stoppage in play.
And a penalty called on Japan and
also on Hanae Kubo. So the first
power play for the Swiss.
see Kubo just sticking her stick out
on the oncoming Nicole Bullo who
goes down, and not much of an
argument from Kubo there.
face-off win for Japan.
Alina Muller strong enough to get in
the zone. Stalder is a forward who
will play on the blue line in the
power play and she has got a really
hard shot. Time runs out. Alina
Muller couldn't get the shot off,
not a busy one for Nana Fujimoto.
Japan had more of the play, and at
the end, goalless.
So, no score in that qualifier, we
will be back for the second period
in a little while. But first I am
delighted to be joined on our lovely
balcony by Aimee Fuller,
delighted to be joined on our lovely
balcony by Aimee Fuller, fresh from
the slopestyle final. First of all,
a difficult day intensive
conditions. Can you talk through
what it was like today?
conditions. It was a mild way of
putting it! It was a rough day on
the field today. It was literally
like going to war. Full battle head
on, but I gave it everything I had
got but as you can see, the wind is
up and it was so inconsistent. There
were breaks, it was up and down.
Just no consistency in it.
were breaks, it was up and down.
Just no consistency in it.
Unfortunately, just not my day and
not much luck on my last run.
Literally just taken, my feet were
set from under me as if I had a sale
attached to my snowboard.
It is a dangerous sport but in
conditions like this, what it is too
dangerous? Did you feel that you are
putting yourself in danger going out
It definitely did cross
my mind. In training this morning,
it was cancelled straightaway, which
was quite refreshing. So we were
it was cancelled straightaway, which
was quite refreshing. So we were
just in the tent on stand-by and
then the winds dropped slightly and
I think that gay people the optimism
-- I think that gave people the
optimism that it was possible. Even
in the practice it was so
inconsistent. Out of five runs, in
three of them I had to stop because
there was not anyway I would make it
over the jumps. I made it through
twice. It was basically like, do we
run it now? The wind is forecast to
get worse, two days of weather
coming in which means it will get up
to 55 K which is ridiculous. It's
the Olympic final, what you do? They
ran it and unfortunately I just
don't think it was the best display
by any means of women's snowboard
slopestyle. The level right now is
through the roof. Our sport is so
young, fast and progressive and
today was not the day for our sport.
Give us an insight into what the
conversations were like, if you can,
what all of the riders were saying
to each other, but the organisers
We were at the top this
morning and all quite relieved that
it was postponed. And as the wind
dropped, everyone was like, we can
make this happen. I feel like
everyone was just nervous over
voicing their opinion, purely
because of the fact that it's the
Olympic final, you don't want to let
it get in your head. It's almost, I
feel like, people were in denial of
how bad the wind was. Robbie, the
head of our board or snowboarding,
he's an amazing guy, he was upset at
6am and he had our best -- he was up
there at 6am and he had our best
intentions but as soon the finals
and the practice was over, it
amplified by tenfold. It was sketchy
out there. It was rough and I pulled
out on my first run because I knew
that there was no way I would make
it over the jumps. So I'm glad I
made that decision, safety is my
priority. I wanted to do as well as
I could but not jeopardise my body
for today. And my second run, I was
like, this is it, the final. And I
gave it hell for leather, and she
blew, the wind got me good.
see how frustrated you are, you do
have another event to come, though.
How do you use this disappointment
to go home on a high in the big air?
I've got two days off now, so some
R&R is in need, the physio, I'm
coming for you! My body is sore, my
hip and my hand, I came down pretty
hard. Hopefully less wind in the big
air, it in a stadium so hopefully
it's a little bit more sheltered
from the Pyeongchang gusting wind! I
will go out and ride might socks off
and hopefully make everyone at home
proud. I gave it my best today and
the wind just took me.
Not much I
could do about it. We wish you all
the best for the big air. Thank you
very much for joining us on the
balcony. Hopefully we will speak to
you after that competition. We are
going to stick with snowboarding,
fingers crossed, indeed! It was the
women's halfpipe qualifying earlier
today. There were some serious
athletes here and Chloe Kim was the
big hero, South Korean parents, she
has been adopted by this nation.
Let's head over with all the best
from the Phoenix Snow Park.
Ladies halfpipe qualification about
to get underway in what can only be
described as very difficult
conditions. Maddie Mastro. You could
say she is the most meaningful rival
to Chloe Kim at the moment. They do
train together, they are friends.
They are both going to want to win.
Kicking things off, a huge frontside
Into a big frontside 720, opening up
the front, into the flip and switch.
720 with a flip in there. Oxide
five. -- backside five. Good job.
So, Maddie Mastro getting a score on
the board. Two runs, best run
counts, nine judges picking apart
the runs, they are looking for
difficulty, execution of tricks,
variety of tricks, and amplitude.
That is the first time you see it,
the Woolwich time effect amid jump.
There is the trademark smile from
Maddie Mastro. First place. A run
into the 80s.
So, Queralt Castellet. Coming off
the back of a win in Aspen where she
actually be Chloe Kim -- beat Chloe
Kim. She wrote in Turin when she was
just 16 years of age, almost a
veteran at 28 years of age. Backside
wall first. Absolutely huge backside
Back-to-back 540s. Landed very high
on the transition which is what the
judges like to see. There we go,
so... Queralt Castellet rides in.
She rides in Switzerland, one of the
world's best pikes. That thing is a
work of art in Switzerland, the
SuperPipe. We've got the amplitude
metre. The pipe itself is seven
metres deep from the top of the lip
covered in blue paint down to the
flat to bottom. This thing is a
So, it is at the moment with
commissions difficult like this,
they've just got to get a score on
the board. Chloe Kim. From the USA.
This is the Shaun White, the Lewis
Hamilton of ladies snowboarding. She
is absolutely unbeatable. He says.
She has won absolutely everything
there is to win, she is dominating
pipe riding, she has won every event
she has entered in 2018 and the only
chink in her armour is the lack of
travel. She could be in unfamiliar
surroundings here, because she
mainly resides in the USA. Big
frontside seven, switch. Switch 720.
Very nice from Chloe Kim.
Tell you what, that is a clever,
clever run from the 17-year-old. She
will be very happy with that. She's
representing the USA, born from
She is really excited to be riding
here. And she is actually... She
took over the pattern from Kelly
Clark and she has dragged women's
half-pipe snowboarding, first woman
to do back ten 18s, such a show from
her at the X Games a few weeks ago
in Aspen, Colorado, where she walked
away with a gold. The X Games, one
of the biggest events in half-pipe
snowboarding. Getting a bit of
bullet time. That's nice. She grabs
She has a good switch method, one of
the hardest thing to do, one of the
hardest tricks. Flying across the
half bottom. There is the switch
method. Into the switch 720.
Absolutely huge frontside 540. Into
the backside... Lands flat but
keeping the speed up. Into the front
seven, double handed wave, she likes
it, we like it, you like it.
Wow, huge score.
So, Chloe Kim.
She has won every event she has
entered in 2018. She has got such an
incredible talent, such backside
Can she step it up at senior level?
Really nice, the backside air.
Double grab, really nice control on
the double grab. Frontside nine, you
can see the big mood twist. Slightly
unorthodox. Frontside seven!
Inferred at the bottom, and that is
an improvement for me as well. She
can just... If she is a racing
driver, she's able to turn it on
when she needs to, able to find that
extra gear, and she has found it
there. In many ways what she has
done is she has just signalled to
the entire field, she has smoke
signal to the rest of the field and
said I'm only in third gear. Look at
the double grab. Then this was
really nice. Frontside nine. Here is
the indy grab, the backhand.
the indy grab, the backhand. A
beaming smile, and it is an
improvement. 95.5! Chloe Kim, we
will see you tomorrow.
Second in the mammoth in the World
Cup, so she has had a podium before
but she is seventh here last time
Really nice run. Currently fourth.
Not sure she will improve.
Backside five. She had 900s, she had
sevens, she had the variety which is
what the judges like to see. Moving
on from here on in, it is all about
the amplitude, it is all about the
landing, going higher and landing
nearer to the top of the pipe, that
is what the judges want to see. Also
getting those grabs nice and solid.
Just tickling it there.
So, there we go. Well, that is the
story, ladies and gents. 95.5, Chloe
Kim, the absolute red-hot favourite
coming into this, as proved exactly
why. She has absolutely smashed the
field. Tamara's battle in the
half-pipe, you've got to say, will
be a battle for silver because at
the moment as it stands, it looks
like nobody will get anywhere near
Chloe Kim. However, Maddie Mastro,
Queralt Castellet, she has beaten
Chloe Kim before. Then you have
Emily Arthur, Thovex, and Arielle
Gold. The USA have all four
protagonists in there.
protagonists in there. Tamara's
final is going to be very, very
So, Chloe Kim living up to her and
ailing, let's see if she can hold
her nerve in the final when it gets
under way tomorrow. And you can see
that on BBC One at 1am. We will head
back for the second period of
Switzerland against Japan in the
scoreless hockey match.
Japan survived a scare on the power
play but now they are trying to
create their fence. Still goalless
in this one. Another attempt comes
in on goal. It is all push and
shove. Trying to create something,
trying to make something happen.
Look at this effort from Raselli.
One person effort. Just lost her
footing at the end and missed that
shot as she was falling down. Right
after that, number 88, Phoebe Stanz,
always creating something on the
eyes. You know she's out there
because you see the black blades on
her skates moving several miles an
Japan will try to bring it back the
other way. Attempt on goal dangerous
only because it nearly hit one of
the Swiss players.
This could be a real chance! Driving
deep into the zone.
Eventually, touched by Terashima and
heading to the box is Yoneyama. A
second power play tough to argue
It is a race to the
corner, she beats Yoneyama and
Yoneyama gets the stick on the arms
and shoulder of Stalder.
and shoulder of Stalder. Just over
four minutes in, Switzerland get
their second opportunity on the man
One player advantage for the next
two minutes. Against a perfect
Japanese penalty kill so far, yet to
Bullo side of the net, couldn't
finish it off. Another attempt in on
goal, held onto by Fujimoto.
was the second power play unit by
Switzerland out there. And they came
very close, let's watch on this
first replay. The long shot.
Fujimoto up to the task. And now I
think Daniela Diaz will put out her
number one unit with other Mac and
It tight situation, this. 50 seconds
now remaining. On the penalty.
A penalty is coming as Alina Muller
has her stick slashed out of her
It's going to be Alyn let
that gets the penalty here. -- Alina
Muller gets the penalty. A race for
it, Muller Impey did the progress of
the Japanese player, she tried to
let go of her stick at the last
second to show, I'm not doing
anything wrong. But Naho Terashima,
a hi-fi from the bench. -- high
five. Great work to create a
Whistle will blow here, offside. As
we are skating four on four
momentarily. Loads of space out
there on the ice. This is where your
best skaters out there,
interestingly the Swiss have gone
with Isabel Waidacher and Ruegg, not
to have their strongest skaters.
You're right, the first power play
unit, Stalder and Phoebe Stanz were
just on the ice, maybe they need a
bit of a break. There's not much
time left in the Japanese penalty so
for long, Japan will go to the power
Japan take this one in deep.
One of the Swiss players has lost
her love. -- glove.
Now the Swiss are killing a penalty.
They only have four out skaters on
the ice, as opposed to the five of
Japan. How long will it be before
Kubo is here? But drug-macro making
a move but in the end three white
shirts muscle her away.
Too many players on the ice. For the
Japanese. That allowed at the window
of not -- opportunity for Nicole
Kubo was offside as the pass came
into the zone.
A little or no
organised -- unorganised from Japan.
A strange play earlier, the Japanese
have all of the time and space with
the puck on the power play and the
new player coming onto the ice did
not want to touch the parks, thought
it might be too many players on the
ice, that allowed Switzerland to
So, face off in neutral
The Swiss just wants to take the
time of the clock at the moment.
That was a great play. I glanced to
the referee from the Japanese
players, they wanted a penalty. They
won't get it, though. Power play
expired and a real chance! Just
wide. Goodness me.
wide. Goodness me. Aimee Nakamura
didn't even force the save.
What an opportunity that was.
about that play? The eye hand
coordination for Hanae Kubo to knock
the puck them midair and keep it in
the zone, and terrific passing right
from the front.
Japan again sneaking
into the zone, looking at options
here. Good tracking back but the
shot goes wide of the target. Alina
Muller couldn't keep possession.
The whistle goes, and interference
penalty will be called. A bit of
indiscipline here, I think it will
be Haruna Yoneyama who goes to these
ten of the box for the second time
and the Swiss have another power
This is a tough penalty to
take, you never want to take a
penalty in the offensive zone,
especially with the pressure that
Japan had been flying.
It's in front of the net. You see
the player lying on the ice. Those
two were battling. In the end,
Haruna Yoneyama, this will be the
A backpass right in
front. What an opportunity for Matt
Aimee Nakamura. A spin around the
backhand pass for Tokyo. -- for
Toko. She does a spin around but a
right pad save from Schelling keeps
it a 0-0 game.
She had a lot more
time than she realised. Had she
turned, the forehand opportunity was
To her credit she had her
back to the net. It was such a bang,
Easier from this
Even easier from watching
it in slow motion. Since we are back
in the power play, Japan doesn't
wants to play with fire too often
because the Switzerland power play
does have some firepower.
does have some firepower.
Stanz and Raselli upfront.
Haruka Toko is the forward, I
Haruka Toko is the forward, Ayaka
Toko is the defensive player.
Switzerland under so much pressure.
And two options when you're killing
a penalty. Either you go very
passive and take away the middle, or
We're seeing Japan
being very aggressive, especially on
entry into the zone, taking away the
options from Switzerland.
Switzerland try a line change.
Christine Meier's attempt to pass it
didn't really go too well but maybe
Switzerland will do something of
Quick shot from Ruegg, it goes in!
Something of nothing from Sara Benz.
Just a spin of the throw at the net.
And it completely took Moeko
Fujimoto by surprise. She was
expecting it to go back to the blue
line, I think everybody in the
building was. But Sara
building was. But Sara capitalises
and they take the lead.
What a great
heads up play from Sara Benz, the
long shot from Ruegg goes wide and
Sara Benz picks it up off the end
boards and watch Fujimoto, she does
not expect this whatsoever. She
thinks that Sara Benz is going to
pass this back to the point. And
like you mentioned, she falls
everyone in the building, most
importantly Fujimoto, the
goal-tender. She just fired it up
high over the shoulder. A real heads
up play. One but Fujimoto would have
had an easy save had she been
squared to the shooter. She left a
bit of room on the side.
seen plenty of short side goals in
the tournament so far. Will that be
The Swiss team?
Where is the puck? The referee is
right on the spot.
right on the spot. It is somewhere
underneath everybody. A pile of
That is quite a flurry in
front of Fujimoto. You can see Laura
Benz, the Swiss player, asking the
referee what was going on. Let's
have a look at this replay, Ruegg's
shot misses and then she just fired
it on net. She didn't even look, she
had her head down, she was just
tried to put it on goal and may be
hope for a rebound and Fujimoto not
expecting it at all. Beat her up to
the shoulder, she had gone down and
the puck went up.
Babel take it. --
they will take it. They were very
happy as that went in.
Sara Benz was
being the provider in game one,
three assists, she had each on Alina
Muller's goals. This time she opens
the scoring in the second period.
And right after that, the Swiss
rated no time in coming the length
of the ice. There was a scrum in
front of the net. I think they might
have team looking at if there was a
Japanese player who got a glove on
the puck. That is what Laura Benz
was asking for, there were Japanese
and Swiss players on the crease. You
cannot put your hand on the puck
unless you are the goalie, in the
blue line. Or maybe the puck crossed
the goal line. We didn't see any
celebration so we don't know if that
happened. You can see the referee
from freedom on the headset. -- from
Talking to the officials
upstairs. Let's see from this angle.
We can't see anything of the puck at
this stage. So there's no way to
clearly say whether or not it's gone
over the line from that angle. Maybe
this will tell us more. The puck
right now is under Fujimoto, it
comes out of the pad. This is where
they will try and force it in again.
There it goes. It never comes out
the other side. Can anybody have a
better position than the referee
No, she was in a terrific
position. Great camerawork it, you
can see the puck, it gets pushed
towards Fujimoto. It's got to be
After video review, no
No goal, quite rightly as
well. That is where VA artworks in
some sports, less well in others, as
football has fallen out! -- football
has found out. A little pause means
we get the right decision on the
ice, it works in hockey. Confirmed
by those in need video booth.
just want to take a little extra
time, not too much, just to make
sure. Especially on such a big
stage, how important these games
A backhand shot, really labelled
that one towards the net.
Bee has become a bigger force in
this game. She skates very, well. --
Raselli has become a bigger force in
this game, she skates very well. The
shot misses by some distance from
Japan. Block in front.
Japan going back to what they have
done so well in this game, keeping
the pressure on.
the pressure on. Inside outside
penalty coming. Bit unfortunate, I
think. Having conceded a power play
goal, they don't want to go on the
penalty kill again.
This is Phoebe
Stanz making something out of
nothing, faking it, then cutting to
the outside. She has been so good,
Hosoyamada. Still has a smile on her
face but you nailed it, just giving
up one power play goal, you don't
want to give this Swiss team too
They have it
with Meier. She sends it all the way
back, second chance and good save,
Fujimoto. It was Raselli who it fell
to, great area and no pressure.
little bit of a bouncing puck. She
has a terrific one-time shot, she
lets it rip. The pass from Meier.
Doesn't quite make it through, comes
right back under Raselli and it was
bouncing a little bit and she
couldn't get too much on is that
A chance for Raselli! Fujimoto does
That was a heavy effort from
Back to the blue line. Working it,
Power play is one for four so far.
That was too easy, simply blocked.
And now Meier is in a bit of
trouble. Oh, what a pass! And a
chance and a goal! Benz's second of
the game. Meier' pass, as
Switzerland almost go
coast-to-coast, scoring a second
power play goal. Sara Benz cashes in
and Switzerland now lead by to make.
This is one of the nicest goals
you'll see. Look at the presence of
mind from Meier, firing at all the
way to the blue line. Sara Benz in
stride, coming off the bench, so she
was able to sneak in behind the
Japanese defenders, full stride,
gets head up over the block of
Fujimoto. And then the dramatic
finish as she slides into the net as
well. But what a pass from the
number 19, Christine Meier. The
forwards were in a line change, and
Sara Benz came off the eyes
confusing Japan a little bit because
there is no way she should have been
as wide open as she was to walk in
and, make no mistake.
as well from Sara Benz. Making her
move and then finishing. And that
maybe is the difference. Japan have
had similar kinds of opportunities
but missed the net or they have
managed to find the Swiss net
That is something we've talked
about, Japan lacking these scoring
touch like that.
touch like that.
it towards the net and Kubo again
nearly snuck in again.
nearly snuck in again. It is touched
in front by Kubo who has got a
little bit of attitude with how she
plays. Drove hard at the net and was
given the attention of a couple of
Love to see that from
Kubo. That is how they are going to
score from Schelling, get in front
of her. She gets up, she was angry.
If you can tick off the netminder.
Look at this pass straight up the
eyes from Meier, about an 85 foot
pass right onto the tape and then
look at this shop from Sara Benz.
She'd already scored high on the
power play goal. This time she goes
Not so sure how the
camera did in the back of that net.
They have the automatic cameras to
take the still shots, they have the
other camera at the top, which is
the one we saw the replay from
earlier on. It is all smiles from
the Swiss bench, those two goals
give them enough comfort here.
Plenty of colour in the stands, lots
of flag-waving going on. Another six
periods to go in the period, a good
one for Switzerland, they've scored
two goals as Schelling passes that
one nicely. No icing will be called
Stanz is completely instinctive in
how she plays. Sometimes that is a
great thing and sometimes that'll
drive you to the point of
She's sometimes in the
right position and sometimes she is
in. One thing is for sure, when she
is on the eyes, you have to be aware
of her. -- when she is on the ice.
Dallying on the puck.
Referee just in the way and that
allows Japan to bring this one
clear, and they do just that.
Yoneyama... Tied up well by Gass.
Too many Japanese players would have
been on the ice there. So they
didn't played. Had they played the
puck, it would have been another
penalty. Those are the nature of the
line changes. You're allowed some
latitude, as having more players on
the ice but if it comes in you, you
can't touch it.
can't touch it. Ruegg, deep inside
her own half. Gets a another
opportunity. A slow pass to Stalder,
who tries to return the favour.
Comfortable enough. Suzuki gets it
clear. The pass opens everything up.
Nice back check from Isabel
Waidacher and then she goes the
Of the three Waidacher sisters,
Isabelle gets the most ice time.
Kubo driving hard to the net. Still,
Japan deep in the zone and may be
causing problems here. It is line
one against line array. Schelling
drops it but makes the first save.
That was a poor pass out of the zone
meaning that they can come in again.
A swing and a miss from Kubo but she
gets there first. Uses the good
skating trying to poke into the
front. They get a second chance.
She's with Raselli.
She's with Raselli. Raselli tidying
Fujimoto hanging onto it. Face-off
in the Swiss offensive zone with two
22 remaining. Sara Benz.
of her, three assists in the opening
game, now she is being the
goal-scorer. Right before that, very
nice try from actor, a little
backhand pass, Fujimoto to cover
Japan will clear down the ice. Icing
call. The Swiss cranking up the heat
right now and this one line in
particular looking really good.
Stalder, Benz and Muller looking
dangerous every time on the ice.
She's trying to go back door hoping
for the hat-trick, nice drop from
Fujimoto, steering that away. Team
Japan is so disciplined in their own
zone, doing a great job in their
position play, we saw Switzerland
throwing a blind pass. A pretty easy
interception from Japan to clear it
away so Switzerland have to manage
the puck a little better
Ruegg rewarded with
extra ice time, going out with the
Stanz line. Here is a chance for
Osawa. No problems dealing with
that, Schelling, no time for the
Swiss defence to spend on the puck.
Spinning away. That was Phoebe
Stanz. Osawa goes into the body and
Schelling hangs on. Under a minute
remaining, safety is the best course
of action for the Swiss.
captain Osawa has had wonderful
speed tonight. You can see what
she's doing, she recognises her line
may go into the net, just wanted to
get it through and now she's coming
down the right side of the ice. Not
a whole lot of pays to that shot,
pretty easy save for Schelling.
Stalder chasing that down the other
end. Face-off down the other end as
Fujimoto hangs on. Interesting
Daniela Diaz is shortening the
bench, taking Ruedi out of the
Meier has offensive instincts as a
Alina Muller sending this one high
but still kept in by Japan. Could've
been a case of offside there. Toko
involved again, Haruka Toko, she has
been very good today.
Has she ever!
She makes a play on Sara Benz early
in the shift, cutting her off at the
blue line. You talk about the fine
line when it comes to body checking,
she walked it very nicely.
checking not allowed in the game,
the women's game, body contact by
all means. Japan, one last chance to
end the second session. And it has
been a good one from the Swiss
perspective. They've bounced back
with two good markers in the second
session. And make twice beating
Fujimoto. Schelling solid as ever at
the ever end and Switzerland are
So, the Swiss with the advantage
with that one. You can continue
watching it on the BBC Red Button.
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Winter Olympics. The women's giant
slalom fell victim of the weather
robbing us of a chance of one of the
potential standout stars of these
Games. There were celebrations
Games. There were celebrations in
Canada, a talented team turning
Sochi silver into Jung Chang gold.
In a slopestyle competition badly
disrupted by bad wins, Jamie
Anderson became the first female
snowboarder ever to win two Olympic
gold medals by defending her title.
From the Hockey
From the Hockey Centre to the
Curling Centre. The team event is a
new event at this year's Winter
Olympics, teams consist of one man
and one woman, we have reached the
semifinal stage. One of the
favourites Canada are up against
Norway so we will join Jackie
Lockhart and Steve Cram for the best
bits at the end this match.
The winners go into
The winners go into the final to
contest the gold medal, the losers
go to the bronze medal match which
will be played tomorrow morning
local time. The same time tomorrow
in the wee small hours back home.
Her accuracy has just dropped a
little bit, from 80% into 70, but
she has been playing pretty well. It
was that one end, wasn't it?
she threw her stoned a little tight.
I thought we may have seen the power
play happen in this end but Canada
have chosen not to play it here.
That is the interesting thing
because they won't have the
opportunity. You can't use it in the
Interesting to see how
the strategy has gone on this one.
So she needs to be right up on the
house. Would want to bounce of
anything, looking for a freeze.
There's a lovely shot.
Could she be coming on to form on
the last two ends?
You can see the clock ticking away
on the background.
Pretty good shot as well. Just
having it a little closer.
having it a little closer.
always have to go for the shot, it's
about the angles and setting things
up for your next shot. Very
energetic game, the mixed doubles.
Physically fit, there's a lot of
sweeping and often just one sweeper,
and you got to have your heart rate
drop and recover very quickly to sit
down and be able to throw and
finesse a well delivered stone.
Norway doing a good job of not
giving John Morris too many
opportunities for that big shots.
Having to draw in here again.
Having to draw in here again. Both
of them sound happy with this.
doesn't want to bounce off it, he
just wants to stop.
That's a good stone.
listening to the Canadians, because
they're always chatting, always
speaking, always communicating.
So, he will continue where he left
off last time.
off last time.
He's going to throw a
clockwise. He will want a straight
tap, he will need to be on the top
face of the yellow. You see it
curling a lot at the ends. This has
not got enough of it.
Is that a good
bad one, do you know what I mean?
What he has done, he has edged his
top level in. And that's harder.
Identikit helps us leaving...
for another one.
He just always
seems to want to throw a big stone.
I think it's a smart move. That
first match, when they lost to
Norway, I think you said, they
didn't play their own game, the
natural game. Maybe over thinking
the mixed doubles.
If he catches as
much as he can see, even the half of
the red stone, it should catch the
yellow in the house. He is hoping to
get the back yellow as well. His
accuracy has been very good.
conceded half of the red stone.
didn't catch the back one.
Good shot, though. From John Morris.
Just watch this.
Just watch this.
not enough, glancing blow. Move it
half an inch, no more. This is
becoming crucial now. The
penultimate end. Leading by one.
stones are all in a line now.
they use that to come across?
just not that Canadian backs on out.
He's not going to go for the actual
shots, the red stone, he's going to
use his back 12 remove the
background. And then when he -- his
back one, to remove the back red
stone. So that makes it harder for
Canada to throw the big shots to get
the high school. -- high school.
So, again, no room for error here.
Using his own stone, Nedregotten.
Right on the face, right on the
That is a mistake.
That is a mistake.
Grazer in the crowd. -- Bryan Gray,
in the crowd. He coaches the Finnish
team, he's a Scottish lad.
What they have to be very
careful of here, if they're coming
up into the shops, that they don't
leave it at an angle. So normally
they can remove two of them.
know where it will be a good shot.
Right in the pocket if I throw
IKEA? OK. That's fine.
doesn't want to hit and roll and
leave a mess. Then Norway could come
up and tap them back a. And then the
reds become Canada's enemy because
they don't want to get the yellow
out. If he knows is it, it's a
Make sure we don't give
her that in order.
There is the
clock ticking away, Canada with just
four minutes, one more end to come.
Getting a bit tight on time.
you are probably looking at three
minutes and end.
That means rushed
shots when you don't want to be
rushing. So the draw from John
Morris. Trying to make sure they
score well here. One more stone for
Norway after this. Then Kaitlyn
Lawes will have the last stone. This
is looking good, God is to work it,
though. -- got to work it.
actually all the way out there but
the minute the weight comes off,
there's a huge swing.
So, they're going to try and pare
the shot that he didn't manage to
make last time.
Is that right? Yes,
she's going to try and catch her
own, she had not got much room to
play with but she has the
opportunity of and counting that
back read. -- out counting that back
We know Kaitlyn Lawes,
she's certainly been better in the
previous end, the way she has been
playing, the more pressure that
Kristin can apply.
She has been very
good at her drawers, so it is these
hit shots that she's got to execute
Stealing herself. More weight
on this, and just trying to hit
about, their own stone, the yellow.
And roll across. That's not bad.
Again, catching it a little bit on
But not therefore second
shot either, so the Canada sitting
on two at the moment.
for the Norwegians.
for the Norwegians. Well, three
here, and you'd think, that's it.
There is another end, and they will
certainly play it. You can get four
in and buy quickly but that's a tall
ask for Norway. -- you can get for
in an end.
I think the ice is right
Do I want back line?
It's still a difficult
shot, she could angle that yellow
into a back red stone and give up
one here. On the nose is what she's
looking for. A key shot here. She's
up right away. Canada lying two,
Kaitlyn Lawes looking to make it
three. She will have to go harder to
make it past the guard. She's done
Well, three for Canada, and
that's going to make it a mountain
that looks ominous for Norway to
So, heartbreak for Norway, Canada go
through to tomorrow's final. The
celebrations from the Canadian team
who could be winning a first ever
medal in this event, with it being
introduced for the first time this
winter Olympics. They will face
either the Olympic Athletes from
Russia, or world champions
Switzerland. That second semifinal
taking place little bit later on
today. You can watch it live at 11am
on the BBC red button. Well, we are
coming towards the end of our time
here on BBC Two, we will beast which
channels to BBC One where is much
channels to BBC One where is much
more to come. -- we will be
A 24 second advantage for the German
athlete in the biathlon ten K.
athlete in the biathlon ten K. In
terms of here today, we have seen
history in the snowboarding,
American's Jimmy Anderson becoming
the first woman to win that Anderson
becoming the first woman to win two
gold medals. And Shaun Wright is
coming up tomorrow. -- Sean White.
Had to BBC One now where Clare
Balding will take you through the
rest of the day. We will have action
from the men's moguls and the
Sliding Centre. Have a great day, I
will see you tomorrow morning.
Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of day three of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, including Switzerland v Japan in Group B of the women's ice hockey.