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Day 3, Part 3

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,

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hopefully we can bring it to you

from right here on day three of the

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Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. If

this is the first time you have

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joined us, welcome to our balcony

right in the heart of the Mountain

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Cluster at the Alpensia ski resort.

Over the weekend, we've already had

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some in a big history with merit

Bjorgen's 11th medal making her the

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most decorated female Olympian of

all time. Also we have seen Andrew

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Musgrave in the cross-country

skiing, seventh place in the

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skiathlon, the best ever finish by

the British athletes. But the beauty

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of the Winter Olympics is the

unpredictable at the end we have

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also seen some surprise gold

medallists.

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Perrine Laffont has been getting

better as the day has gone on.

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Absolutely tearing down the course!

The first Frenchwoman to win the

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Olympic moguls.

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And Felix Loch has loaned it! David

Grace death, cold in the luge!

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Red Gerard, on all American hopes,

they are pinned on him. The

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17-year-old Ban -- barnstormed the

men's final in the slip style. --

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slopestyle.

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Something else that has been a

little bit unpredictable has been

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the weather. It might look beautiful

and sunny but believe me, not only

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is it bitterly cold, the wind has

picked up. It caused some problems

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of some of the sports yesterday, we

had cancellations and delays, and

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it's had the same effect today. Not

only is it windy, it comes straight

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from Siberia, it is -26 with the

wind chill factor which is brutal.

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Sports this morning, the women's

giant slalom was postponed, Alex

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Tilley was in that one for GB. Also

we have delays to the slopestyle

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final for the women which Aimee

Fuller takes part in. That is

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getting under today. There is not

coming up on day three of the Winter

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Olympics.

-- lots coming up. Canada leads the

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way in the team figure skating

competition, can they upgrade their

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Sochi Silver to gold? It is the

highlights of the women's slip style

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final. And live ice hockey,

Switzerland's women take on Japan.

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We also want you to get involved.

How are you combining work with the

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winters this Monday? Sent us your

pictures using the

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pictures using the hash tag

#BBCOlympics. The half pipe is going

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on at the moment, but Whee Kim is in

the lead at the moment -- Chloe Kim.

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That's kept back for the

continuation of that qualifier.

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She was jumped out of the top 12

spot. -- excuse me, she was bumped

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down into the spot. She really need

an improvement here.

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She has been the Japanese super

rookie. Onto the big contest

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circuit. The wind is flapping away

the trees in the background there.

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Such an unknown rider, that in 2017,

she wasn't even brought along to the

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Olympic test event by the Japanese

team, they didn't have faith in her,

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they didn't know who she was. The

super Rocky has now turned

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everything on its head. -- super

Ricky.

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Ricky. So, just finding her

composure. It's not a timed event so

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she can drop in her own time but we

are live! So here we go.

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Absolutely huge 900. Frontside 720.

Into switch 720, looking really good

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so far. Frontside 540. Look at the

wind!

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A huge backside, she's taking her

breath there. I think she how close

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she has come.

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So, big frontside 540, down at the

bottom.

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Seventh place, she has improved.

66.7 five. So she bolts Katie Clark

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and Gold. Now Arielle Gold in 12th

position.

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position. Verena Rohrer coming out

of... She's in Switzerland. What can

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she do here? The halfpipe junior

world champion in 2014. Big backside

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air. In two frontside 540.

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Switch seven, well held. In two

frontside seven, hands are up, she

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has claimed it.

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has claimed it. Now, she will

definitely improve.

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definitely improve. She's off 16.5.

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She's definitely here, the Swiss

girl. -- improving here.

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She is all smiles at the bottom,

whether it enough?

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The judges are having a good, long,

hard think about this. Sixth already

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this year. At the European open.

That was also affected by weather,

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that contest.

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Oh, no. 14th place, 55 points, you

hear the crowd's collective

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disappointment. What a shame. So

it's the end of the games for her.

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As we go back to our next rider,

Mercedes Nicoll from Canada. Born in

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Vancouver, out there on the West

Coast. No stranger to Whistler, and

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the Sycamore mounted in Vancouver.

-- Mountains in Vancouver. So, 34

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years of age. 17th here at the test

event last year.

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Frontside air. Nice, backside 900.

Front five lies really high at the

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transition, needs to keep the speed

going here now. Frontside seven,

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needs one good laugh to trick.

Switch 360 and

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Switch 360 and another one, air to

fakie. Currently in 18th. Kisses and

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smiles and that's good to see. She

had a huge slam in Sochi. After that

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she took a year off, she didn't

snowboard for over a year. She

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started riding again in March 2015

and she is slowly made her way back

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to the elite level.

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to the elite level. She is part of

the Canadian halfpipe team with

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Elizabeth Hosking. So, there we go.

18. Unfortunately, not to be. Only

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the top 12 will qualify. The current

standings on your screen. Nobody is

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getting near 95.5. He says!

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So, Qiu Leng will be next in. This

is her shot making it into that top

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12. Throwing in a huge one, the

centrifugal forces trying to repair

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in half. A big frontside seven. The

switch, 360. Frontside air, needs to

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build the speed and get amplitude

up. Big Michael Chuck, named after

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the Canadian. And that's it. I'm not

sure that's going to be enough for

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the 20-year-old. She looks a little

dejected. We see that first

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crippler.

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The Chinese have always been there

or thereabouts with their programme

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which has developed the riders.

16th. So we will see you in 2022. He

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is doing the robot! I don't think he

knows it's the mobile, though. --

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the Mobot. I'm proud of you, he

says, nice to hear. Elizabeth

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Hosking, just 16 years of age, from

Canada. Dropping in here, ringing

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plenty of speed.

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The wind is blowing the snow. It

isn't affecting her at the moment.

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Almost chasing her down the pipe.

And that is the trick that she

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messed up on in her first run and

you can see her with a sharp intake

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of breath because she has dodged a

bullet there. Oh, my goodness. Her

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heart will be going just shy of 265

beats per minute at the moment.

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Is this it here? No, this is the

frontside five. She is on the edge

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the whole time down there. Never

quite know what's going to be next.

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And this is where she clips the lip

of the pipe, puts her completely

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off-kilter. And you can see how

close she was to a heel edge.

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Goodness me, that made me feel

funny. We've seen so many people

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catch their heel edge, and get

catapulted to the deck of the pipe.

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But she is OK, 16 years of age, she

will be 20 in Beijing 2022. I'm sure

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we will see her then. Next, the

Slovenian Kaja Verdnik.

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She's almost trying to update the

muscle memory, backside spins her.

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Not seeing much above the lip here.

Straight through qualifying, you

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might say. I don't think this is

going to get into the top 12.

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I don't think that will be enough.

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Snowboarding for nearly ten years...

She used to do jazz ballet!

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But it is not going to be enough.

The amplitude judge penalises riders

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for performing tricks below the lip.

Everything has to be high. The

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alley-oop wasn't bad. There is her

fan club, the Slovenian bears. And,

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again, at just 18, she's still got

the best years ahead of her. And you

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can hear the crowd ramping up now

for our next competitor. It is...

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Kwon Sunoo.

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So, the Korean would have been

gifted a place, the wild card entry,

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into these Games. We saw a really

nice first showing. A mistake from

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her in the 19-year-old in the first

run. She has probably had this pipe

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to practise in in the build up to

these Games as well. So, what can

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she do? Can she troubled the top 12?

And advanced tomorrow's final?

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Frontside air to kick things off,

backside spin, showing her back to

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the bottom of her pipe, then

frontside spin.

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Frontside 720. The crowd are

cheering. And they are loving it.

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They are cheering every fit. Oh, and

a dead sailor down at the bottom.

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She's happy with that and rightly

so. The crowd absolutely loving it.

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She began snowboarding at the age of

eight. She lives near here.

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The hero is the US snowboarder

aerial gold who she will knock out

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of the top 12 if she gets a good

enough score -- Arielle Gold. So

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this might be a bit of bittersweet

here. But my heart says yes, my head

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says no. No. 20th position. And they

have cheered it's like a gold medal

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down here, and why not. And we will

see you, Kwon Sunoo, we will see you

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in Beijing. All eyes back to the top

for Clemence Grimal. So, she fell on

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her first run. She is currently in

bottom spot but she can get it done

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when she has to.

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So, bringing a lot of speed in, the

Sun comes out. Huge backside air

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catching the lip but doesn't put.

Frontside five. You see the going,

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she's struggling for speed. Oh and

she has dropped it.

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she has dropped it. Turn your

dictionaries to devastation and you

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will see a picture of that right

there. What a shame. So the

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23-year-old will not be advancing.

Really, really nice style on the

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frontside 540.

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You can see what's gone wrong, she

is going to be absolutely devastated

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which is completely understandable.

She ends her Olympic experience in

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bottom spot. Now the final rider

will become under's Calynn Irwin. 28

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years of age, she has got to

absolutely summon the beast here,

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channel everything she's got. They

go, the handclap of respect,

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Namaste, friends. She needs a good

run to bolt up into the top 12. She

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has to to best 62 points 75. If she

does, she will knock out Arielle

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Gold. What can she do here, the

Canadian? Backside air to start

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things off, adjusting her facial

mask there. Oh! Hands to the sky and

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that is it, game over for her. I

said she was adjusting her facial

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mask, didn't I? You want to be

focusing on the pipe riding than

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what it your snood is doing. But I

don't know. These guys have the

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reflexes of fighter pilots. They

have time to write a dissertation in

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between the pipe walls. When I'm

riding the pipe, it feels like time

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is speeding up. So it isn't going to

be enough for hire. We have our

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official top 12 who will advance

through to tomorrow's final and that

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is not a shot she will want to see

again and again. Hands to the sky,

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to the snowboarding gods. Why me?

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Well, she is all smiles. She has got

her mouth guard in there, she is all

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right.

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right. So, there we go. I think she

knew it. Well, that is the story,

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ladies and gents, look at the

scores. Chloe Kim, the red-hot

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favourite coming into this has

proved exactly why. She has

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absolutely smashed the field.

Tomorrow's battle here in the

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halfpipe you'll say will be a battle

for silver because at the moment as

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it stands, it looks like nobody will

get anywhere near USA's Chloe Kim.

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However, Maddie Mastro, and Queralt

Castellet, who has beaten then her

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before, and then you've got Emily

Arthur, Mirabelle Thovex and Arielle

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Gold and Kelly Clark. The USA have

four attack in this is.

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four attack in this is. Tomorrow's

final is going to be very

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interesting indeed. How will Chloe

Kim handle the pressure? Not only is

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she revered in her homeland, she is

also a pretty big deal in Korea. Her

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parents are Korean, they think of

her as her own. They will be

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celebrating just as hard. Well, I

believe they will be, come podium

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time tomorrow. From me here in the

half-pipe qualifications, I hope you

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enjoyed that and we will see you

tomorrow.

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Chloe Kim setting down a benchmark

ahead of the final you'll be able to

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see on the BBC tonight at 1am. That

will be on BBC One. Just to put it

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into context how good Chloe Kim is,

she qualified four years ago for the

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Games but wasn't allowed to compete

because she was too young at just 13

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the years of age. She comes here

with huge expectations. So far, she

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is delivering. Like Tim says, that

will be an exceptional final to look

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forward to. Would going inside to

the figure skating, the team event

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has been taking place since before

the Opening Ceremony even took

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place. It involves women's men's,

pears and ice dance elements and

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this is how things stand after five

of the eight sessions. It is Canada

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who are out in front, they're one of

the big favourites, the Olympic

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athletes of Russia in sulphur medal

position and the United States.

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Behind them. How much can things

change with the remainder of the

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team event? Let's get to the Ice

Arena with your commentary team

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Robin Cousins and Catherine Downes.

The Russian national champion,

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recent European bronze medallist,

representing the Olympic Athletes

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from Russia rusher.

And he has three

could RuPaul jumps planned, the most

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of anyone here but, shall we see how

he gets on here? Let's see how he

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manages.

He skates to Elvis Presley

because he says he feels a bit like

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Elvis Presley. I read that in the

interview.

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He is opening with a quadruple the

is. That is the most difficult of

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the quadruple jumps. When it works,

it is exquisite. When it doesn't...

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It isn't great and that wasn't a

great one there. He will get given

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credit for it because he got the

rotation but he obviously wanted day

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landing on a running edge not on the

backside. Second quadruple...

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backside. Second quadruple... Did

not make the rotation there. That

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will definitely be an axe in the

box.

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box. Read means review, yellow means

review, green means accepted. Triple

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Axel double toe loop. Watch the box

go green. The technical panel

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deciding which elements are clean,

which are to be reviewed.

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Now, can he compose themselves and

deliver another clean quadruple

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jump?

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He has a quadruple toe loop planned.

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Yes, he can. Not the best landing,

so the judges, the grade of

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execution points for that jumps will

probably be negative, but he gets

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credit for the element.

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Lovely, light and easy triple axel.

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A big jumping element here that he

absolutely need to nail. Two triple

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combination

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combination jumps, triple Lutz,

triple Salchow.

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CHEERING

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the Olympics athletes from Russia in

the silver medal position now and

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they would have wanted to see that

on point.

He did not quite nail

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those quotes, and in the long

programme, he went for them and they

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did not work out. He's very much an

all or nothing skater. Well down on

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his season was Macbeth which is up

on the 180s. Pat on the shoulder for

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Mikhail Kolyada, who I think, the

whole team who could have done

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better.

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The great Patrick Chan. We saw him

muddle through his programme, not

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the performances were expecting for

the three-time world champion. He

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won team and individual silver in

Sochi, keen to get gold with team

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Canada here in South Korea.

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He has two quadruple jumps plan.

There is the first. A beautiful

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quadruple toe loop with a triple toe

loop in coronation. The second

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quadruple is a repeat, which he's a

allowed one of, but it's going to

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come right now.

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come right now. Exquisite.

Absolutely glorious.

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That should have been a triple axel

in coronation. -- combination.

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That's better, triple Lutz, loop,

triple Salchow.

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Second triple axel, made the

rotation, but not the landing.

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Two hands down on the triple loop.

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Triple flip, added a double toe loop

there, needs to try and rack up some

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points.

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CHEERING

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the Patrick Chan that we know and

love has not yet turned up at this

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game is.

And the mistakes are just

uncharacteristic.

Look at this,

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perfect position and alignment,

great take-off, fantastic air

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position, easy to the landing.

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They've given him a massive new

season's best, he's had a difficult

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season. That's up massive new

season's best. So, let's have a look

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at the standings of that men's

competition. Patrick Chan, the

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three-time world champion, leads the

way, Mikhail Kolyada presenting the

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Olympics athletes from Russia, and

Adam Rippon, what escaped from him

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in his third Olympics, in third.

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And she's got it, triple axel to

open the programme. The music from

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Miss Saigon, and there you see on

the screen, the green box is ticked.

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Triple flip, triple toe loop. Did

very well to save that but she did.

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And the triple Salchow.

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Double axel, triple toe loop, double

toe loop.

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Triple Lutz, double toe loop.

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Triple flip.

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One triple jump left. A triple loop.

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And she's got that.

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Oh, my goodness me!

Team USA are on

their feet.

There's the triple flip.

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Triple toe loop. Did very well to

hold that on.

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A new season's best for Mirai Nagasu

of the USA. She is top of the

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standings for now.

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And

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here is here is Gabrielle Daleman

for the Canadians, she is the

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youngest member of team Canada in

Sochi, she was 16, here she is four

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years later, a lot more experience

under her belt. She is a powerful

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skater.

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She's also the current Canadian

number one, national champion. As

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she was two seasons ago. Last

season, it was her team-mate. Triple

0:44:450:44:54

toe loop to open up, triple toe

loop.

0:44:540:45:03

Nice, triple Lutz. Terrific bounce

and elevation and her take-offs and

0:45:160:45:30

jumps. Has had difficulty

controlling it in the past but the

0:45:300:45:33

last couple of seasons, good

consistency. Triple flip.

0:45:330:45:41

Second triple Lutz and then a

combination stronger than the first.

0:46:370:46:53

And there is the triple loop.

0:46:550:47:02

Final jumping pass, triple Salchow

and a double Axel she wants. There

0:47:320:47:40

is the Salchow. There is the double

Axel.

0:47:400:47:48

That is it, that has got to be gold

for Canada! Clean and strong from

0:48:420:48:51

Gabrielle Daleman. Surely it is only

a formality. Just give them the

0:48:510:48:58

gold! She wanted to lay down the

gauntlet and she did it. I think

0:48:580:49:03

we're going to see a new season's

best and you are probably correct,

0:49:030:49:09

team Canada will be in the lead. It

is a massive season's best.

0:49:090:49:20

is a massive season's best. That is

for Gabrielle Daleman of team

0:49:200:49:21

Canada.

0:49:210:49:26

Canada. Alina Zagitova, 15 years

old, the Prodigy who has been better

0:49:270:49:34

than Evgenia Medvedeva this season.

Beat the double world champion to

0:49:340:49:38

win the European title just a few

weeks ago. And she is something

0:49:380:49:41

else.

0:49:410:49:47

Going for the first jumping pass and

it is the most difficult combination

0:51:530:51:56

we will see in the ladies events.

Triple Lutz, triple loop

0:51:560:52:01

combination.

0:52:010:52:07

Double Axel, triple toe loop.

0:52:140:52:17

That is the triple flip, double toe,

double loop combination.

0:52:270:52:35

Triple Lutz.

0:52:560:52:58

And another triple flip. Last jump,

the Axel...

0:53:150:53:26

Alina Zagitova, you little

firecracker! What talent!

0:53:460:53:53

firecracker! What talent!

She is 15

but there is such maturity in the

0:53:530:53:57

choreography and the way she moves.

A new season's best for 15-year-old

0:53:570:54:06

Alina Zagitova, her first Olympics.

And Canada have an unassailable lead

0:54:060:54:18

so they are the Olympic champions,

2018. The gold is already in the

0:54:180:54:28

bag, so, just a masterclass, then,

from the bowl champions Tessa Virtue

0:54:280:54:33

and Scott Moir, and a fitting way to

close out this team event, the gold

0:54:330:54:39

around their necks once this routine

is done.

0:54:390:54:46

From the Mulan Rouge to the top of

the podium, that will put Canada out

0:58:560:59:01

of sight. The gold was already there

is but Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

0:59:010:59:07

are head and shoulders above the

rest.

Well, this now solidifies

0:59:070:59:11

their second gold medal because they

won the gold in Vancouver in 2010,

0:59:110:59:18

and I absolutely love every second

and every move of that performance.

0:59:180:59:23

What does this gold mean, especially

18 gold for Canada?

0:59:230:59:27

What a testament to the strong

performances from our team-mates and

0:59:270:59:30

it was so inspiring and we had no

doubt they would lay it down. It

0:59:300:59:35

certainly gave us a nice cushion as

we took the ice today and we were

0:59:350:59:39

able to savour and embrace the

moment and be present every step of

0:59:390:59:43

the way.

Last time in Sochi it was a

silver for the team. You have

0:59:430:59:48

converted it to gold, what has

changed in the last

0:59:480:59:55

changed in the last four years and

Canadian figure skating? That is a

0:59:550:59:57

great question. Give me a great

answer.

That'll be tough, I'm not

0:59:571:00:00

very good at those! I think we have

a special team, I'm proud of these

1:00:001:00:05

skaters. I think our attitude

changed from Sochi. We were a little

1:00:051:00:10

bit too casual and this team event

medal in figure skating is like the

1:00:101:00:15

hockey and curling medals. We are a

skating country and I feel that we

1:00:151:00:21

have all come through Canada so this

is what we need to be in the mix of.

1:00:211:00:25

I'm super proud of these athletes

are making that happen. This is a

1:00:251:00:32

great journey for all of us and our

coaches and these guys deserve it.

1:00:321:00:36

So, the first figure skating medal

goes to Canada.

1:00:361:00:39

The next medal event is the pairs.

Canada also in the mix for

1:00:391:00:44

potentially another gold in that one

which gets under way on Wednesday at

1:00:441:00:47

1am.

1:00:471:00:51

We're heading into the late

afternoon here in Pyeongchang, a

1:00:511:00:55

beautiful time of day, the sun

begins to set over the slips behind

1:00:551:00:58

me. This is what has been happening

so far on day three of the Winter

1:00:581:01:03

Olympics.

1:01:031:01:07

The women's giant slalom fell victim

to the weather, robbing us a chance

1:01:071:01:15

of seeing one of the standouts start

of the games. Mixed double maybe

1:01:151:01:21

having a debut here, but same old

victory means Canada have got the

1:01:211:01:32

eyes on gold tomorrow. More

solutions for Canada in the figure

1:01:321:01:35

skating with a dominant performance

from their hugely talented team

1:01:351:01:40

turning Sochi silver into

Pyeongchang gold.

1:01:401:01:43

In the

1:01:431:01:48

In the halfpipe, Chloe Kim topped

the final qualification more than

1:01:501:01:54

seven points ahead of her nearest

rival.

1:01:541:01:57

Sticking with snowboarding, and the

women's slopestyle, a bit of a bumpy

1:01:571:02:03

start for Team GB. The injury to

Katie Ormerod who was one of the big

1:02:031:02:10

medal hopes, and she was facing an

operation instead of the Olympics.

1:02:101:02:15

Yesterday the weather is meant that

the slopestyle convocation was

1:02:151:02:20

cancelled. Straight to a final

today, to runs to say he would be

1:02:201:02:27

the champion. Aimee Fuller flying

the flag for rate Britain but before

1:02:271:02:30

we find out what happened, let's

find out a bit more about it.

1:02:301:02:43

find out a bit more about it. Oh,

drama! She's young, it's not the

1:02:431:02:48

last thing we will see from Aimee

Fuller.

1:02:481:02:54

Fuller. Four years ago you just

missed out on the finals and Heidi

1:02:541:02:59

look back on it?

I look back and I

think I was so lucky to go to the

1:02:591:03:05

Olympics and have that opportunity,

and ride an Olympics standard sized

1:03:051:03:10

course with all of that pressure

going into the next one. I have

1:03:101:03:15

definitely strategised a bit better,

as an athlete physically and

1:03:151:03:20

mentally I'm in a better place and

I'm ready to go there and challenge

1:03:201:03:23

and do the best I can.

We had a good

time because we were in the

1:03:231:03:27

commentary booth.

Oh, she's done!

We

are not one...

Are we supposed to do

1:03:271:03:39

that? Probably not.

What did you

learn about commentary?

People love

1:03:391:03:45

it if you're passionate so I will

stay by that.

Ed and Aimee are

1:03:451:03:50

crying, and now I'm going. All

professionalism going straight out

1:03:501:03:55

of the window here.

1:03:551:04:01

Going towards Pyeongchang, how is

the sport snowboarding different to

1:04:051:04:08

what it was a few years ago?

St

Sochi, the sport has changed a lot.

1:04:081:04:15

It's an awful lot going up, it used

to be you just kept going on the

1:04:151:04:25

tour, and now you have a set goal of

every four years. It provided a lot

1:04:251:04:30

of structure and support, UK sport

coming on board, and we have got

1:04:301:04:34

coaches and physios. Amazing places

like this to ride and it provided a

1:04:341:04:39

huge platform and opportunity for us

to progress as athletes and

1:04:391:04:42

sportswomen. It's such a huge stage

for us to showcase our sport. I want

1:04:421:04:51

to go there and demonstrate our

sport and show not only what I'm

1:04:511:04:55

capable of but what our sport has

evolved to and where we can take it.

1:04:551:05:01

When I arrived at the top of that

course, when it is go time, I'm

1:05:011:05:05

there, go for it. That's what I'm

visualising in my head between now

1:05:051:05:09

and then. I will be on my board

doing the tricks I want to do so I

1:05:091:05:12

can rock up and do the best run of

my life.

Due to the weather

1:05:121:05:17

yesterday it was a straight final

today in the women's slopestyle, two

1:05:171:05:23

runs to determine who is the Olympic

champion. The Americans exacted down

1:05:231:05:32

-- expected to dominate, Jamie

Anderson has one exclaimed medals,

1:05:321:05:37

including gold last month. -- has

one X Games medals. Let's find out

1:05:371:05:47

how Aimee got on at the Phoenix

Park.

1:05:471:05:52

So, the women's slopestyle finals,

after the cancellation of the

1:05:561:06:03

qualifications, we have a full

quota, 26 women dropping, only

1:06:031:06:08

getting two runs instead of three.

Klaudia Medlova, one of the

1:06:081:06:15

trailblazers of recent years. Made a

name for herself dropping the first

1:06:151:06:19

ever double radio. She's also done

the first double Cork frontside 1080

1:06:191:06:26

in competition. Interesting to see

what she has got here.

1:06:261:06:34

Up and over the A-frame. Setting up

that final little module.

Into the

1:06:351:06:43

first of the jumps.

Super corked.

Goodness me.

That was incredible.

1:06:431:06:55

She eventually jumped off the roof

of the house and landed on her bag.

1:06:561:07:02

I can't believe she is riding away.

Whether it was the wind which caught

1:07:021:07:08

her and stalled the rotation.

Jessika Jenson jumping in. Jamie

1:07:081:07:22

Anderson, Hailey Langland and Julia

Marino ran out the US contingent in

1:07:221:07:26

slopestyle. The Americans all

qualified through their own Grand

1:07:261:07:32

Prix season series.

1:07:321:07:40

Jessika Jenson got fifth, highest

results this season. Killing speed

1:07:401:07:48

into the ramp. The body language

there, both hands in front of her,

1:07:481:07:53

she doesn't look confident on this

course.

I feel a little bit nervous

1:07:531:07:59

watching her. That's not really a

solid switch 540. More like it, jump

1:07:591:08:05

two, frontside 360, very nice. Keep

your composure. A big backside 720,

1:08:051:08:13

first place.

Definitely, easily. We

have not seen runs completed over

1:08:131:08:21

all three kickers.

First place,

easy.

1:08:211:08:31

easy.

Aimee Fuller is about to drop.

The rider who burst onto the scene

1:08:311:08:39

with her incredible double backflip

and the camp double under. She's

1:08:391:08:46

been getting to grips of this course

throughout training. 50-50 on that

1:08:461:08:52

big down rail.

Come on, Aimee

Fuller.

Coming off early on the King

1:08:521:09:01

rail.

1:09:011:09:02

The results that she has been

pushing, top ten would a good result

1:09:061:09:10

for a meet today. -- for Aimee. And

under Philip, the single version. --

1:09:101:09:23

Philip, didn't feel like she had the

speed. You can almost see her say,

1:09:231:09:32

it's so windy.

Just making it over

the small side. Again, wind. That's

1:09:321:09:43

an issue. A shame for Aimee.

1:09:431:09:51

She said, waiting for the wind to

stop.

1:09:551:10:00

Back up to

1:10:001:10:06

Back up to the top, Silje Norendal,

another rider who doesn't have the

1:10:061:10:10

World Cup ranking which reflects her

riding, she's tidy competitor.

1:10:101:10:18

Really difficult switch grind

through the kink rail. She has got

1:10:181:10:26

three X Games medals in a row, she

loves riding at X Games.

Switching

1:10:261:10:33

to the first jump. Coming up little

short, needs to tuck in. No speed

1:10:331:10:39

checks.

1:10:391:10:45

checks.

Frontside 360, clears it

despite losing her composure.

1:10:451:10:50

Backside 720. There we see the first

of the riders, she's got the control

1:10:501:10:56

and the internal speedometer and

she's able, maybe not in the

1:10:561:11:00

prettiest way that she has made it

through comfortably.

There we go,

1:11:001:11:05

look at that.

She moves ahead of

Jessika Jenson. So, next, Anna

1:11:051:11:14

Gasser.

1:11:141:11:19

Gasser. Alongside Enni Rukajarvi,

one of the riders who thinks this

1:11:201:11:26

competition should not have run in

this, -- in these conditions. In the

1:11:261:11:33

US open last year, she had the best

run anyone has ever seen by a woman

1:11:331:11:38

in slopestyle. Let's see what she's

got here. Really attacking the

1:11:381:11:42

course. 272 frontside waterside at

the end of the double kink.

Without

1:11:421:11:52

a jacket so consciously thinking

about the wind. Looking very good.

1:11:521:11:59

Double under Philip! That's how you

do it, with the Riva. -- under flip!

1:12:001:12:06

With a revert.

She wants this,

doesn't she?

So, she said it hugely.

1:12:061:12:18

She got the big trick out of the way

and calmed down.

She adopted the

1:12:181:12:24

Hailey Langland approach, watch

this, everyone.

A heroic effort from

1:12:241:12:29

Anna Gasser. She has dominated

women's slopestyle for the last

1:12:291:12:34

decade. She knocked Jenny Jones of

her perch in 2012. If anyone can

1:12:341:12:44

ride this course, if anyone can find

a way around the wind, it will be

1:12:441:12:48

this woman. The reigning Olympic

champion. The gold medallist at X

1:12:481:12:54

Games two weeks ago.

You know, just

when you think that she's perhaps

1:12:541:12:59

thinking about hanging up her

competitive snowboard boots, she

1:12:591:13:06

goes and learns new tricks. Look at

that! Liquid snowboarding.

It's an

1:13:061:13:14

absolutely different league through

the rails.

So stylish. So smooth.

1:13:141:13:21

Confidence and experience shining

through.

Massive. Oh, my goodness,

1:13:211:13:29

legs forged from steel! She boxed

clever there, opened up, I think

1:13:291:13:36

that was going to be a carb double

under.

Look at that. That's exactly

1:13:361:13:42

what we said. The experience, the

confidence. And the trust in her

1:13:421:13:50

tricks, the ability to understand

the special awareness at every

1:13:501:13:56

point, she knows it wasn't pretty

all the way through.

But experience

1:13:561:13:59

got through it.

1:13:591:14:04

got through it.

83 for Jamie

Anderson. A big smile and a very

1:14:061:14:11

well-deserved gold medal position

after the first run.

That's so good

1:14:111:14:14

to see.

Very, very good to see. The

Americans sitting in bronze and

1:14:141:14:20

gold.

1:14:201:14:23

An absolute lottery after that first

three positions.

1:14:271:14:32

The second one is, -- second run,

the Phoenix Park venue for all of

1:14:321:14:41

the freestyle events.

The windsock

is gaping like a basking shark.

This

1:14:411:14:50

is not cloud in the air, this is

slowly being blown off the hill. 45

1:14:501:14:56

kilometres of costs.

1:14:561:15:01

kilometres of costs.

Let's do this!

Aimee Fuller says, let's do this.

1:15:011:15:06

Certainly at the moment, the

windsock is saying it's good. Let's

1:15:061:15:13

see how she can go on these rails.

1:15:131:15:21

50-50 on the rails, great start.

1:15:221:15:28

Really nice on the double King.

Nose

press on the final section of the

1:15:291:15:36

rail. Nice and smooth.

Snapped the

backside 180 around.

1:15:361:15:48

Pumping into this! Sends it on what

with the backside 360 and the last

1:15:481:15:59

jump... And again, she went huge...

Oh!

Hope she's OK.

What a shame, too

1:15:591:16:09

much speed. That picture says it

all. There is a snowstorm, a

1:16:091:16:15

blizzard almost happening down at

the bottom. You can actually see a

1:16:151:16:22

spiral of snow, a mini tornado. Next

in line, Hailey Langland. The girl

1:16:221:16:34

who said you can't judge a book by

it's cover but you can judge a

1:16:341:16:38

snowboarder by their method is on

course. That lovely arc around,

1:16:381:16:44

tapping the corner of the close-out

rail.

Good line, no one else is

1:16:441:16:49

doing that.

Almost surfing into that

third feature to kill speed. There

1:16:491:16:59

was nothing functional about it.

Lovely double clap 360, come on!

1:16:591:17:12

Backside 540, just made it over the

knuckle. She has got enough

1:17:121:17:18

speed...! Look at how stoked she is.

The Americans cheering, very, very

1:17:181:17:27

justifiably. One of the smallest and

lightest riders in the field has

1:17:271:17:33

landed a full run.

Do you think it

is top three?

Definitely top three.

1:17:331:17:41

The only question is whether it's a

gold medal. I don't think it is

1:17:411:17:45

gold. I think, actually, it might be

silver.

Just off!

Fourth-place!

1:17:451:17:56

That's a shame.

So, Jessika Jenson

stays in fourth place.

The Canadian,

1:17:561:18:06

Laurie Blouin. She's got the 99 as

well. She can do cap 99.

1:18:061:18:13

Interestingly, I don't think it is

about your best tricks but what can

1:18:131:18:17

you put together under the

circumstances? What is your best

1:18:171:18:22

stock wrong? Interesting comparing

Laurie Blouin, she's so functional

1:18:221:18:25

with her speak checks, where's

Hailey Langland was fluid in between

1:18:251:18:30

each feature.

1:18:301:18:37

This is where it counts.

She held

on.

Just making it over the knuckle.

1:18:371:18:51

Switch 540, she got it! Another

landed run.

1:18:541:19:00

There you go, second.

Look at the

black eyes sustained in training.

1:19:051:19:15

Next, one of the riders who was

really not happy about this course

1:19:151:19:20

about the first run, silver

medallist in Sochi.

Keep it simple.

1:19:201:19:28

Is that your advice?

I think so,

keep it simple on a day like today.

1:19:281:19:33

That lovely rainbow transition

touch, coming through the harder

1:19:331:19:38

section of the course, 50-50

backside 180, really, really nice.

1:19:381:19:46

Come on, Enni Rukajarvi. Using the

classic line all the men did across

1:19:461:19:51

the rail. Setting up switch for the

first take-off, dropping right to

1:19:511:19:59

the skewed take-off. Lovely! Cab

540. She has gone big, backside 720,

1:19:591:20:08

hold on!

This is looking good!

Frontside 360, bounces off the

1:20:081:20:15

knuckle. On the spot, Jamie, where

is that?

I don't know.

I think that

1:20:151:20:28

is the end of someone's medal hope.

She slots into third middle

1:20:281:20:33

position. Anna Gasser, she has been

in form and she has won all her

1:20:331:20:42

contest is. She laid down the best

slopestyle run earlier in the year

1:20:421:20:50

we have ever seen in women's

snowboarding. What can she do today?

1:20:501:20:54

There is no question she has the

tricks.

I think even if she does the

1:20:541:21:01

cab under and plays it safe she has

a very good chance of being on the

1:21:011:21:04

podium.

So, blazing through the rail

section.

That's so good.

Killing her

1:21:041:21:16

speed, half cab, the 50-50 nose

press.

And that is such a hard line,

1:21:161:21:20

180 and switching to the edge to get

up onto the rail.

So, one under

1:21:201:21:28

Flip.

1:21:281:21:33

Flip. Frontside 720 and she has gone

huge.

Oh my gosh! That is so

1:21:331:21:42

annoying. One of the best slopestyle

riders there is.

So, another rider

1:21:421:21:48

who again has the firepower of

tricks to take this down, Julia

1:21:481:21:55

Marino, currently in 11th place. In

a World Cup rankings, she is only

1:21:551:22:01

one spot behind Jamie Anderson,

currently in second.

Very smooth.

1:22:011:22:07

Very smooth.

1:22:071:22:12

I think that is one of the best

sections, it is up there for her.

1:22:121:22:21

Frontside 720, clipped the knuckle.

Jamie Anderson knows she's claimed a

1:22:211:22:30

second consecutive Olympic gold

medal. Look at that. And it is the

1:22:301:22:37

one thing I would say, you know

what, silver and bronze, they could

1:22:371:22:41

have gone anywhere but Jamie

Anderson, the cream has risen to the

1:22:411:22:47

top of the slopestyle today. Against

the olds. Against the conditions,

1:22:471:22:54

she has managed to land the run she

wanted to and her experience has

1:22:541:22:57

told. Look at it.

She's waiting.

Maybe she does want to do something

1:22:571:23:06

good, not just write down. I hope

she goes down and methods of

1:23:061:23:10

everything.

1:23:101:23:16

Let's have a look... Lovely first

rail and the only rider transferring

1:23:161:23:19

from the a kick into the landing

with the stalefish air.

She is so

1:23:191:23:24

smooth.

Liquid snowboarding. All of

these, it is muscle memory with her.

1:23:241:23:38

Oh, no! And you think why did you

risk it? She's going to roll around.

1:23:391:23:50

That method exposes the Lord even

more.

She must be so happy,

1:23:501:23:58

especially in these conditions as

well.

Tripod over the knuckle. Jamie

1:23:581:24:05

Anderson rounds out the final here,

and her boyfriend, Tyler Nicholson,

1:24:051:24:11

is the first man in the finish area

to congratulate her. Jamie Anderson

1:24:111:24:16

crowns what has been a very well

decorated career with a second gold

1:24:161:24:25

medal.

Unreal.

That tells more of

today's story than the finish area,

1:24:251:24:35

the wind whistling through this

half-pipe course. The courage of the

1:24:351:24:39

women should be saluted.

Double Olympic champion. How does

1:24:391:24:49

that feel?!

Honestly, it feels

insane. Of course, I believe in

1:24:491:24:56

myself and I have dreams and goals

but the level of riding has changed

1:24:561:25:00

so much in the last couple of years,

it wasn't nearly as much... In Sochi

1:25:001:25:05

I knew I had a good chance but here

I had no idea. There are so many

1:25:051:25:10

girls that could win this contest.

So I had to let it go.

At the end of

1:25:101:25:16

the day it is the Olympic final and

everyone wanted to write.

It is and

1:25:161:25:20

how I would have expected and how I

had planned and how I had visualised

1:25:201:25:25

for years of prep work to go today.

I think if you were lucky with the

1:25:251:25:31

wind, there were some calm windows

but the majority of it was super

1:25:311:25:35

inconsistent. And I don't think it

was a true show of women's female

1:25:351:25:40

slopestyle, which is a real shame

Frost board but we have to pick

1:25:401:25:46

ourselves up and stay strong, have a

good rest and recovery, and go hard

1:25:461:25:51

next week.

So, tough day for all the

girls up at the slopestyle today.

1:25:511:25:57

I've been joined by such a bronze

medallist Jenny Jones. Welcome to

1:25:571:26:01

our lovely balcony. You are up at

the slopestyle, how weather

1:26:011:26:06

conditions today compared to

yesterday when the heat were

1:26:061:26:09

cancelled?

Yeah, it was an absolute

shocker as far as the wind is

1:26:091:26:14

concerned. Yesterday was windy but

it was uphill, which is why it was

1:26:141:26:18

cancelled because the girls wouldn't

be able to clear the jumps. The wind

1:26:181:26:23

today was gusty so it comes in and

out so some of the girls were flying

1:26:231:26:27

to the bottom of the jump because

the wind was pushing them and some

1:26:271:26:31

not clearing them because it was

blowing up the hill. It was a total

1:26:311:26:37

lottery about what was going to

happen.

Aimee Fuller sing four years

1:26:371:26:41

of preparation going into an Olympic

event. Should it have been cancelled

1:26:411:26:45

today when you look at the

conditions they were asked to ride

1:26:451:26:50

in?

It is questionable and usually

they have the coaches and judges,

1:26:501:26:53

they all have a chat together and

they make a decision at the top of

1:26:531:26:58

the slope and I wonder what went on

at that conversation, why didn't

1:26:581:27:03

someone say let's postponed this? I

can't answer that but in my mind I

1:27:031:27:06

would have liked it to have been

postponed.

You girls out there look

1:27:061:27:10

fearless. From speaking to a few of

you, you know the dangers involved.

1:27:101:27:16

Was it safe?

No, it isn't safe and

isn't safe because it is an extreme

1:27:161:27:24

sport, you're flying off a 70 foot

kicker, and your snowboard is

1:27:241:27:28

working like a cell, the wind is

blowing at left, right and centre.

1:27:281:27:33

It isn't but how much of the degree

is a time safe for these girls, and

1:27:331:27:37

I think some of them were upset it

went ahead and they had to battle

1:27:371:27:42

through. Luckily, no one was badly

injured but I'd be asking... I would

1:27:421:27:47

be asking why this thing carried on.

It did carry on, Aimee Fuller got

1:27:471:27:52

into the Olympic final, albeit

without having to qualify, how will

1:27:521:27:57

she reflect on her second Olympic

Games and on that run?

I think she

1:27:571:28:01

will be gutted with the conditions.

She is in one piece, more than

1:28:011:28:06

anything. She almost stayed on her

feet and she nearly made the last

1:28:061:28:11

kicker but if you see the wind just

took her and there's nothing she can

1:28:111:28:16

do about that. It isn't in her

control and unfortunately just

1:28:161:28:20

wasn't going to happen.

She will

probably reflect a little bit on

1:28:201:28:25

Jamie Anderson. The first

snowboarder to get two gold medals,

1:28:251:28:30

incredible stuff from her today.

She

was under the same conditions as

1:28:301:28:33

everyone else and she stayed on her

feet and I think that is her

1:28:331:28:37

experience and knowing how to ride

in these difficult conditions. She

1:28:371:28:41

played it safe. She almost had the

run and the same level I did in

1:28:411:28:45

Sochi and we almost these girls have

moved on since Sochi. Four years

1:28:451:28:50

later now, I promise you the level

is so much higher. The tricks these

1:28:501:28:55

girls can do are amazing now and it

is so sad they didn't get to

1:28:551:29:00

showcase that. Anna Gasser, she has

got doubles... You probably don't

1:29:001:29:05

understand what these tricks are!

But they didn't get to show those

1:29:051:29:10

and that is what they come here to

do, this is their moment, their big

1:29:101:29:13

stage. And it is a shame.

It is a

shame. Aimee Fuller, it isn't over

1:29:131:29:20

for her because she does go into the

Big Air a week today. Thank you for

1:29:201:29:25

giving us a insight on that final.

It is approaching late afternoon

1:29:251:29:29

here in Pyeongchang and this is what

has been happening so far on day

1:29:291:29:33

three of the Winter Olympics in

Pyeongchang. The women's giant

1:29:331:29:37

slalom fell victim of the wind. We

didn't get to see the woman, Mikaela

1:29:371:29:51

Shiffrin we are looking for to see.

Canada won both theme men's and

1:29:511:29:58

women's curling, and they go for

gold tomorrow. There were more

1:29:581:30:01

celebrations with Canada in the

figure skating with a dominant

1:30:011:30:04

performance from the hugely talented

team turning Sochi silver into

1:30:041:30:09

Pyeongchang gold. In a slopestyle

competition badly disrupted by bad

1:30:091:30:16

wins, Jamie Anderson became the

first female snowboarder ever to win

1:30:161:30:20

two gold medals by defending her

title.

1:30:201:30:27

Where now going to head to the

quango Hockey Centre for the women's

1:30:271:30:32

ice hockey, -- Guang Dong ice

Centre. Switzerland hoping to make

1:30:321:30:38

it two out of two as they take on

Japan.

1:30:381:30:47

Ice hockey is one of the fastest

team sports in the world. The

1:30:471:30:55

team sports in the world. The puck

travelling at very high speeds. The

1:30:561:31:03

aim of the game is to score more

goals than the opposition. Six aside

1:31:031:31:08

teams contest games of 320 minute

periods with overtime and shoot outs

1:31:081:31:13

if required. Of these are given if a

player's action has gone against the

1:31:131:31:22

rules of the game and then they have

deserved in the penalty box. The

1:31:221:31:28

opposing team would be on a power

play when a team member is sent off

1:31:281:31:33

from the opposite team, the best

opportunity for someone to score.

1:31:331:31:37

The first since 1994, the men's

Olympic hockey

1:31:371:31:48

Olympic hockey would not feature

players from the NHL, as the Olympic

1:31:481:31:53

committee would not cover the cost

of insurance for these players.

1:31:531:31:59

A great game in prospect. The group

leading Swiss taking on Japan who

1:31:591:32:05

play so well in their opening game

against Sweden. And the Swiss know

1:32:051:32:11

that victory for them or see their

book a place in the quarterfinals of

1:32:111:32:17

the women's Olympic ice hockey

competition.

The Swiss were so

1:32:171:32:23

impressive. All of the outside

noise, the first game against the

1:32:231:32:31

unified Korean team, the team is to

throw workmanlike, they did not get

1:32:311:32:37

caught up in the extracurricular and

they came out and were extremely

1:32:371:32:41

solid, 8-0 winners. They were led by

their young superstar, Alina Muller,

1:32:411:32:48

four goals and two assists for

6-point performance. She and the

1:32:481:32:52

rest of the Switzerland team will be

looking to repeat that against

1:32:521:32:56

Japan.

There is a disappointment for

the Japanese fans in the stadium.

1:32:561:33:00

The scorer of their goal in the

opening game will not be playing,

1:33:001:33:11

Rui Ukita, what happened?

She has

been disbanded for one game for a

1:33:111:33:14

kicking incident in the first game,

there was a mix-up in front of the

1:33:141:33:20

benches. Rui Ukita actually got

pushed over, while she fell down,

1:33:201:33:28

you could see a kicking motion

towards the Swiss player. It did not

1:33:281:33:33

get calls join the game, but

afterwards, the officials looked at

1:33:331:33:37

it and said there was a bit of

intention, not necessarily to injure

1:33:371:33:41

but just that swaying motion of the

skate blade which is certainly not

1:33:411:33:45

allowed. Unfortunately for the

Japanese goal-scorer, she has to sit

1:33:451:33:52

this out today.

So, this is coming

in flying high on confidence. You

1:33:521:33:58

would say that the Japanese would be

relatively happy despite defeat in

1:33:581:34:06

the first game?

They were

remarkable, they were not able to

1:34:061:34:09

get the victory but they gave team

Sweden everything make had. It

1:34:091:34:13

wasn't until the third period that

Sweden pulled away. I was impressed

1:34:131:34:20

to Japan's teamwork, they have good

speed. You can tell that they're

1:34:201:34:23

very well coached, they support each

other all over the ice. It's going

1:34:231:34:27

to be a much different story 14

Switzerland today compare to the

1:34:271:34:31

opponent they had before. -- for

team Switzerland today compared to

1:34:311:34:36

the Korean team they faced before.

The Japanese team putting in their

1:34:361:34:42

final preparations. There are two

pools in this tournament, top tier

1:34:421:34:50

included the likes of Canada who had

a terrific victory in the opening

1:34:501:34:56

game. Also USA against Finland was

24 hours ago.

1:34:561:35:03

They score! 5.8 seconds to go. And

the Finns find the net. And that was

1:35:071:35:20

clinical from Hovi, great work deep

in the zone. When it came back, Hovi

1:35:201:35:26

blasted it. The Finns lead.

Just

under six seconds left in the

1:35:261:35:38

period. How about the past of the

stick and no chance for the

1:35:381:35:49

netminder Rooney.

1:35:491:35:55

A good save, and then a rebound. It

is a great finish from the

1:35:561:36:11

is a great finish from the tenacious

player, Hovi. The first save made,

1:36:111:36:16

-- Lamoureux adds to her Olympic

tallies. Her eighth Olympic gold and

1:36:161:36:22

what a finish.

Just take that puck

to the net with authority and stays

1:36:221:36:30

there. What a second effort from

Lamoureux.

1:36:301:36:34

Hillary died, what a goal! -- Hilary

nights, what a goal!

Finally,

1:36:431:36:53

Finland punished. A great

1:36:531:36:59

Finland punished. A great pass from

Knight but the

1:36:591:37:04

Knight but the finish from Coyne was

first class. Really good work by the

1:37:051:37:08

Americans.

1:37:081:37:14

Americans. There is Kendall Coyne to

bury it.

What a fabulous shots, no

1:37:141:37:21

chance at all for the netminder.

Is

there one chance for the finish to?

1:37:211:37:31

-- the Finns? And it will be

finished off. That'll do it. Finland

1:37:311:37:40

concede the empty net goal, gambling

to tie the game. And what a moment

1:37:401:37:45

that will

1:37:451:37:53

that will be for Cameranesi, her

first Olympic gold on debut for her.

1:37:531:37:58

The Americans have begin the run for

their money but they will run out

1:37:581:38:02

victors.

A little bit strange on the

replay, Finland only had two players

1:38:021:38:09

are ice to get the puck back. The

Americans had four back there,

1:38:091:38:14

that's not how you want to do it.

The puck gets hits to Cameranesi,

1:38:141:38:19

she was able to go into the

wide-open net and deposit for a 3-1

1:38:191:38:25

American lead and to seal the deal.

1:38:251:38:29

So, the players are out there now

ready to see whether they can do the

1:38:331:38:37

damage. A bit of explanation about

this tournament. There are two

1:38:371:38:41

pools, the US and Canada are in the

top, the two favourites. Should they

1:38:411:38:45

finished first and second, they get

a route straight through to the

1:38:451:38:48

semifinals. Three and four and then

second pool, one and two, going to

1:38:481:38:53

the quarterfinals. So that's what

the Swiss are playing for, they want

1:38:531:38:56

to finish first and make sure they

play off against the fourth team in

1:38:561:39:00

group one, which could be the

Olympic Athletes from Russia or it

1:39:001:39:03

could be potentially Finland on the

strength of yesterday. The Russians

1:39:031:39:10

are most likely to finish bottom.

That would be a heck of a game,

1:39:101:39:14

Russia and Finland. Finland looked

great against the USA. So a lot of

1:39:141:39:25

incentive for Switzerland to finish

number one in their pool. And then

1:39:251:39:29

they would cross over into the

quarterfinals plagued fourth-ranked

1:39:291:39:32

team from pool A.

1:39:321:39:38

team from pool A.

A few smiles on

the bench in the last game. He

1:39:381:39:42

really enjoyed his side's

performance. As all the players are

1:39:421:39:46

being introduced out onto the ice.

The players will play in groups of

1:39:461:39:53

five, three forwards and two

defenders. There are two wingers and

1:39:531:40:01

one centre ice player. And then to

defensive players as well. You'll

1:40:011:40:06

see an awful lot of the Swiss team.

Each team has four units they could

1:40:061:40:13

go to, the Swiss might be to roll

one and two on a regular basis.

We

1:40:131:40:17

saw that earlier on against the

Korean team until the got a lead

1:40:171:40:22

that they ended up to the lines.

They have Alina Muller, Sara Benz,

1:40:221:40:32

Laura Stadler, but number one. --

that is their number one line.

1:40:321:40:41

Florence Schelling is the netminder

for Switzerland. She had it pretty

1:40:411:40:47

easy in game one, I expect she's

going to see a little bit more

1:40:471:40:52

Robert said her way this afternoon.

-- rubber sent her way. She is

1:40:521:40:59

always smiling, Florence Schelling,

behind her mask. The Sistine seem to

1:40:591:41:04

be really enjoying the experience of

the Olympics. The nickname for the

1:41:041:41:11

Japanese team is team smile Japan.

It's a fitting nickname. The

1:41:111:41:17

Japanese players love to get onto

the ice and they are taking in every

1:41:171:41:20

moment. They hope those smiles

translates to victory.

1:41:201:41:26

Here we go, then. Switzerland with

the red shirts. They will hope that

1:41:261:41:33

they will be able to put some more

pressure on and book their place in

1:41:331:41:40

the quarterfinals without too much

ado. Japan desperately need victory

1:41:401:41:45

to give themselves the best chance

of reaching the quarterfinals. It

1:41:451:41:48

would keep it very much in their

hands of that stage.

1:41:481:42:02

The Raqqa to

1:42:041:42:10

that goes high and Florence

Schelling will hang onto it. Toko

1:42:151:42:23

very influential.

A wonderful

opening stint for Saturday's.

-- for

1:42:231:42:37

the Japanese. This is the line that

did all of the damage for the Swiss

1:42:371:42:41

in their opening game.

1:42:411:42:43

Japan try and break away with a bit

of time and space with Chiho Osawa.

1:42:561:43:03

That will be cleared.

1:43:031:43:09

That will be cleared. Offside is

called. A frenetic first minute, 19

1:43:101:43:15

seconds.

1:43:151:43:20

seconds.

It's very early on but you

can already tell that this Japanese

1:43:201:43:24

team is posing a little bit of a

different competition for

1:43:241:43:29

Switzerland than they saw from

Korea. Japan very quick. They are

1:43:291:43:34

getting up on the four check in a

hurry.

They do not give you any time

1:43:341:43:39

or space.

1:43:391:43:44

or space. Japan can't keep it,

though.

1:43:441:43:54

The pressure is relentless from the

Japanese. These two sides know each

1:43:591:44:06

other very well, they have played

four times across the last two World

1:44:061:44:10

Championships. Switzerland have won

all four of those games, including a

1:44:101:44:16

relegation series which dispatched

Japan to the lower tier. So that

1:44:161:44:23

will be fresh in the memory of all

of those players.

You can bet it is.

1:44:231:44:28

Any time that a team is responsible

for sending you down, that will

1:44:281:44:33

linger long in your memory. You can

bet it is here today for Japan,

1:44:331:44:37

hoping for a little retribution.

1:44:371:44:44

That was a nice touch behind the

back of the net.

1:44:441:44:53

Japan just doing a wonderful job of

hemming in this list here. This is

1:44:551:44:59

their third attempt to try and get

it out of the zone and they have to

1:44:591:45:04

go aerial. They get the territory

and the distance. And under. Easy

1:45:041:45:09

enough.

1:45:091:45:11

Good covering by Ayaka Toko. Good

possession, this.

1:45:271:45:33

Given away, Kubo comes in but

offside. She knows. Bad giveaway by

1:45:421:45:52

the Swiss, though. They are causing

the own problems.

And you have to

1:45:521:45:57

attribute a lot of that to the pace

we are seeing Japan playing at,

1:45:571:46:02

forcing the Swiss into some

uncomfortable situations. This was

1:46:021:46:06

too bad here, Kubo may be six inches

offside, or she would have had a

1:46:061:46:12

wonderful opportunity at a scoring

chance.

1:46:121:46:19

Adachi trying to force Muller. She

will retreat. Using the space behind

1:46:411:46:45

her own the net.

1:46:451:46:51

Nice pass to open things up. First

real opportunity for Stalder in

1:46:511:46:59

possession. The pass was lacking

direction and coming back the other

1:46:591:47:02

way. It floats over the top. If

there is one criticism of this

1:47:021:47:10

Japanese side it is the fact that

they don't shoot the puck

1:47:101:47:16

particularly well.

They worked very

hard, they get themselves into

1:47:161:47:21

scoring positions and then from

there have a difficult time

1:47:211:47:25

converting. That is something they

will want to do, directors many

1:47:251:47:31

pucks at Schelling. But what speed?

Aina Takeuchi. We talk about the

1:47:311:47:41

position work from team Japan, they

are very, very sound positionally

1:47:411:47:44

and because of that they can create

turnovers from Switzerland.

Japan

1:47:441:47:51

have it back! Great poke from

Schelling. She has been busy in the

1:47:511:48:00

opening 4.5 minutes of this game

than she was the whole time against

1:48:001:48:05

the Koreans.

1:48:051:48:11

Japan with time and space in their

own zone.

1:48:111:48:20

Again, they cut the line a little

too early. Suzuka Taka over the blue

1:48:221:48:33

line. There is no real complications

with offside. The players must

1:48:331:48:37

follow afterwards.

If the puck comes

outside the blue line, every player

1:48:371:48:48

has to circle out before they

re-enter, otherwise it is offside.

1:48:481:48:52

Japan will try and work this one

away.

1:49:221:49:32

The Swiss getting in each other's

way a little bit.

1:49:341:49:38

Their play has been crowded and that

is great strength by the Japanese.

1:49:431:49:47

Good defensive player! Benz! Not

sure the shot got through. Another

1:49:471:49:56

attempt on goal. Now Stalder, the

Swiss finally rolling for the first

1:49:561:50:03

time in this game.

What a nice play

for the Japanese to disrupt that

1:50:031:50:10

pass. They were under pressure from

the Stalder - Muller line.

The

1:50:101:50:20

volume in this building is rising

rapidly. Good skating to get away.

1:50:201:50:33

Simple for Schelling, just dismisses

it to the corner. Switzerland have

1:50:331:50:40

possession again. That will be an

icing call seven minutes in, still

1:50:401:50:49

goalless. The Japanese will feel

pretty comfortable about all of

1:50:491:50:53

this.

Yeah, I think this has been

the perfect start the team Japan are

1:50:531:50:58

showing they can keep up with the

pace of Switzerland. I've had a few

1:50:581:51:04

opportunities towards a Schelling as

well. From a Swiss perspective, kind

1:51:041:51:08

of one of those moments where they

are not going up against Korea

1:51:081:51:16

anymore, this tournament is for

real.

1:51:161:51:22

The Swiss trying to get a stick in,

certainly this third unit for the

1:51:411:51:46

Swiss have found it pretty difficult

to get out of their own zone. It is

1:51:461:51:52

interesting to see the head coach of

Switzerland, Daniela Diaz, rolling

1:51:521:51:56

over the lines early on.

That is

well intercepted, defensively, by

1:51:561:52:06

Ruegg. A great chance for Japan!

Great defensive play. Now the shot

1:52:061:52:14

goes high and over the top from

Waidacher. One of the three

1:52:141:52:21

Waidacher sisters playing, Isabel.

1:52:211:52:31

There is space to work. Should be

tidied up, though. That is a good

1:52:551:53:06

outlet pass. Just too many white

shirts.

Very nice, the length of the

1:53:061:53:15

eyes, that pass. But Japan are not

getting fooled. Terrific support

1:53:151:53:20

from the white jerseys. Two of three

Japanese player helping out

1:53:201:53:24

defensively.

1:53:241:53:25

Now the chance up the middle! That

could have been a good chance but

1:53:281:53:35

good defensive player from the

Japanese.

1:53:351:53:37

Osawa is strong for Japan. A very

good game. No goals as yet. But it

1:53:451:53:54

is a really enjoyable affair. Japan

with all the energy against a Swiss

1:53:541:54:01

team loaded with skill. Japan right

now are with Adachi. Penalty coming.

1:54:011:54:16

And taken down the ice was Shoko

Ono. To the penalty box for Sabrina

1:54:161:54:24

Zollinger.

One of the things for

Switzerland, they went up against

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Korea in the opening game, an easy

opponent, and now they are thrust in

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against the ninth ranked Japan. And

the speed they are bringing is

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certainly causing havoc and we see a

replay, what terrific work from

1:54:411:54:46

Adachi. Centring it out front, right

onto the take, and what a stop from

1:54:461:54:52

the netminder, camp Mac. The rebound

was right there for Adachi, just

1:54:521:54:59

cleared away.

It was great play by

Ruegg to throw herself for links and

1:54:591:55:04

that is the penalty.

1:55:041:55:10

that is the penalty.

Excellent job

from Shoko Ono, forcing her into a

1:55:101:55:12

situation where she had to take down

the Japanese player. And an

1:55:121:55:18

opportunity on the power play now

for Japan to make a real statement

1:55:181:55:23

early in this game. If they can get

up 1-0, but check time for

1:55:231:55:29

Switzerland after that. --. Check.

1:55:291:55:33

Penalty will be called. As soon as

Switzerland touch the puck, which

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will happen now, Phoebe Stanz is

going to go, and that Tasmanian

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devil, the ambition, the emotion, it

got too much.

You get the good and

1:56:051:56:11

bad from Phoebe Stanz. Very

aggressive on the four check penalty

1:56:111:56:14

kill but you can see she thrust her

hip into the Japanese defender, no

1:56:141:56:19

doubt about it, that is body contact

and you can't do that. Phoebe Stanz

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so good in Game one. When she is

moving her feet, she is effective

1:56:251:56:30

but there was some ill disciplined

there.

So, Japan with a great

1:56:301:56:37

opportunity to take the lead in this

game, a two player advantage for the

1:56:371:56:41

next 80 seconds.

1:56:411:56:42

Schelling alive to the danger.

1:56:571:57:04

Interesting, Kubo isn't out there,

she is the most skilled player. The

1:57:071:57:11

shot is deflected. Did it catch the

post on the way past?

1:57:111:57:16

Not enough of a deflection on bad

shot. Switzerland can take a breath.

1:57:311:57:38

Good stick from Stalder to clear

that. Excellent puck movement from

1:57:381:57:43

Japan but perimeter shots not able

to get it right in tight on

1:57:431:57:46

Schelling.

Kubo is now out there.

Back door play, here's a chance! She

1:57:461:57:57

shoots! Schelling was up and down.

In the end she did enough to

1:57:571:58:05

distract Kubo who may be needed to

make a pass.

1:58:051:58:14

The Swiss clear away eventually and

they can break into the zone with

1:58:161:58:20

Raselli. The penalty is a kill, big

kill.

Well, Japan had the

1:58:201:58:28

opportunity of the

1:58:281:58:34

opportunity of the stick of Kubo.

Any time you can kill off a two-man

1:58:341:58:38

disadvantage, that is a huge penalty

kill for Switzerland.

1:58:381:58:43

Japan, who have made the running in

this game so far...

1:58:471:58:53

Switzerland just extending their

bench a little bit here. Japan come

1:59:011:59:06

into the zone again and they will

try to make up for some lost time,

1:59:061:59:11

as Forster brings it back the other

way. Does not get it deep enough,

1:59:111:59:15

though.

One thing team Japan does

very well is backpressure from those

1:59:151:59:23

forwards. They skate hard into their

own zone, helping out on the back

1:59:231:59:30

check. Great job there from Kubo.

1:59:301:59:37

Twin sisters, Laura

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Benz and Sara Benz, not the only

sisters playing here.

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sisters playing here.

There are a

pair of sisters, one representing

2:00:112:00:14

the USA and one career. Let's look

at this on the power play from

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Japan. On the first attempt,

Yoneyama gets it back to Kubo.

2:00:182:00:29

Schelling up to the challenge every

time and there was no daylight to

2:00:292:00:33

shoot. Still love the patients.

Maybe there was an opportunity but

2:00:332:00:37

Kubo kept on looking for a chance

and ultimately it was the shoulder

2:00:372:00:42

of Schelling that made the save.

Wonder. . And you can see a few

2:00:422:00:53

stick slaps on the board.

She's one

of the big reasons why Switzerland

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could win a medal here. She is elite

goal-tender. Right up there.

2:00:582:01:07

Potentially on the strength of what

we have seen so far, better than any

2:01:072:01:12

of the North American teams'

goal-tenders.

Schelling is going to

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have to be wonderful as this

tournament goes on.

2:01:192:01:25

What are past there. -- what are

past there, and the past comes from

2:01:282:01:39

Sara Benz but not able to keep it in

the zone.

2:01:392:01:49

Phoebe Stanz is in there. The Swiss

held to just one shot so far. That's

2:01:512:02:00

remarkable from Japan, great team

defence.

2:02:002:02:05

Great six girls and Kubo over the

net, that would have been one of the

2:02:122:02:21

goals of the tournament!

Remarkable

skills from Kubo, getting past three

2:02:212:02:28

Swiss players but could not find the

net. Wonderful hockey.

2:02:282:02:37

Kubo has that skill, that bit of

magic in the stick.

2:02:382:02:42

Japan on top in the first session,

despite the fact the goal has yet to

2:02:482:02:53

be breached. High sticks will be

called but Japan do not get there

2:02:532:02:58

first.

2:02:582:03:07

Switzerland go after it right now.

2:03:282:03:40

Better forechecking from the first

unit of Switzerland.

2:03:512:03:58

That will be a call. If you fire the

puck from behind the red line to

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behind the goal line at the other

end, then you will get some trouble.

2:04:142:04:18

Let's have a look at this again,

this is special.

2:04:182:04:24

this is special.

35-year-old Hanae

Kubo, three amazing players and then

2:04:262:04:29

just misses the top corner over

Laura shelling. That was something

2:04:292:04:34

to watch. -- Florence Schelling.

Schelling matching the efforts of

2:04:342:04:42

the Japanese right now. She looks so

composed and calm, Schelling. Japan

2:04:422:04:50

are going to need more than just a

clean shot on goal to beat her, it

2:04:502:04:54

seems right now. They need traffic

out in front.

That's one of the

2:04:542:04:59

things we talked about at the

beginning of the game, Japan is

2:04:592:05:04

missing that one shot scorer.

2:05:042:05:07

Japan has played as a possession

team, and that's allowed them to do

2:05:172:05:20

so much in this game. Anywhere will

do. The art and under.

2:05:202:05:34

We don't see Phoebe Stanz and Alina

Muller out there together that

2:05:392:05:46

often. That was great defensive play

from Sena Suzuki. Is it a case of

2:05:462:05:54

Switzerland may be having to work

and is bit harder here? They have

2:05:542:05:58

not moved their feet in this game as

well as they could have.

I think you

2:05:582:06:02

are exactly right. A little little

bit of a false sense to get that

2:06:022:06:10

career team in the game one, they

were able -- against that Korea team

2:06:102:06:16

in the first game. But here in the

first period, Switzerland have not

2:06:162:06:20

done nearly enough.

Taken out of the

air, Japan back into the zone.

2:06:202:06:30

Schelling with nonchalance says,

thank you.

Japan has had a lot of

2:06:302:06:36

possession, a lot of attacks but

what they really like is that scorer

2:06:362:06:43

that from 15 or 20 feet out can be a

dangerous shooter and cause trouble

2:06:432:06:48

for Florence Schelling. They lack

that. They will have to score within

2:06:482:06:52

five to ten feet with traffic in

front, getting some bodies in front

2:06:522:06:56

of the netminder so she cannot see

whether puck comes from. Maybe it's

2:06:562:07:00

a rebound. But probably not from

upwards of 35 feet, Schelling is

2:07:002:07:10

such a quality netminder, when she

sees it, she will save it.

We have

2:07:102:07:16

seen that a little bit from Japan,

they try to win the face-off and

2:07:162:07:22

feed it towards Kubo who has

probably got the best shot of a

2:07:222:07:27

Japanese team, the quick release.

2:07:272:07:35

Looks like there has been juggling

the lines here.

2:07:452:07:52

the lines here. The whistle blows

and we get another stoppage in play.

2:07:532:07:55

And a penalty called on Japan and

also on Hanae Kubo. So the first

2:07:552:08:05

power play for the Swiss.

You can

see Kubo just sticking her stick out

2:08:052:08:11

on the oncoming Nicole Bullo who

goes down, and not much of an

2:08:112:08:17

argument from Kubo there.

A big

face-off win for Japan.

2:08:172:08:29

Alina Muller strong enough to get in

the zone.

2:08:352:08:42

the zone. Stalder is a forward who

will play on the blue line in the

2:08:432:08:46

power play and she has got a really

hard shot. Time runs out. Alina

2:08:462:08:52

Muller couldn't get the shot off,

not a busy one for Nana Fujimoto.

2:08:522:08:59

Japan had more of the play, and at

the end, goalless.

2:08:592:09:08

So, no score in that qualifier, we

will be back for the second period

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in a little while. But first I am

delighted to be joined on our lovely

2:09:122:09:17

balcony by Aimee Fuller,

2:09:172:09:18

delighted to be joined on our lovely

balcony by Aimee Fuller, fresh from

2:09:182:09:18

the slopestyle final. First of all,

a difficult day intensive

2:09:182:09:24

conditions. Can you talk through

what it was like today?

Yes, tough

2:09:242:09:29

conditions. It was a mild way of

putting it! It was a rough day on

2:09:292:09:34

the field today. It was literally

like going to war. Full battle head

2:09:342:09:41

on, but I gave it everything I had

got but as you can see, the wind is

2:09:412:09:46

up and it was so inconsistent. There

were breaks, it was up and down.

2:09:462:09:51

Just no consistency in it.

2:09:512:09:52

were breaks, it was up and down.

Just no consistency in it.

2:09:522:09:54

Unfortunately, just not my day and

not much luck on my last run.

2:09:542:10:01

Literally just taken, my feet were

set from under me as if I had a sale

2:10:012:10:05

attached to my snowboard.

Not ideal.

It is a dangerous sport but in

2:10:052:10:10

conditions like this, what it is too

dangerous? Did you feel that you are

2:10:102:10:14

putting yourself in danger going out

there today?

It definitely did cross

2:10:142:10:18

my mind. In training this morning,

it was cancelled straightaway, which

2:10:182:10:25

was quite refreshing. So we were

2:10:252:10:27

it was cancelled straightaway, which

was quite refreshing. So we were

2:10:272:10:27

just in the tent on stand-by and

then the winds dropped slightly and

2:10:272:10:30

I think that gay people the optimism

that it

2:10:302:10:36

-- I think that gave people the

optimism that it was possible. Even

2:10:362:10:39

in the practice it was so

inconsistent. Out of five runs, in

2:10:392:10:46

three of them I had to stop because

there was not anyway I would make it

2:10:462:10:51

over the jumps. I made it through

twice. It was basically like, do we

2:10:512:10:56

run it now? The wind is forecast to

get worse, two days of weather

2:10:562:11:01

coming in which means it will get up

to 55 K which is ridiculous. It's

2:11:012:11:06

the Olympic final, what you do? They

ran it and unfortunately I just

2:11:062:11:11

don't think it was the best display

by any means of women's snowboard

2:11:112:11:15

slopestyle. The level right now is

through the roof. Our sport is so

2:11:152:11:21

young, fast and progressive and

today was not the day for our sport.

2:11:212:11:25

Give us an insight into what the

conversations were like, if you can,

2:11:252:11:29

what all of the riders were saying

to each other, but the organisers

2:11:292:11:32

were saying.

We were at the top this

morning and all quite relieved that

2:11:322:11:37

it was postponed. And as the wind

dropped, everyone was like, we can

2:11:372:11:43

make this happen. I feel like

everyone was just nervous over

2:11:432:11:49

voicing their opinion, purely

because of the fact that it's the

2:11:492:11:52

Olympic final, you don't want to let

it get in your head. It's almost, I

2:11:522:11:55

feel like, people were in denial of

how bad the wind was. Robbie, the

2:11:552:12:02

head of our board or snowboarding,

he's an amazing guy, he was upset at

2:12:022:12:07

6am and he had our best -- he was up

there at 6am and he had our best

2:12:072:12:13

intentions but as soon the finals

and the practice was over, it

2:12:132:12:19

amplified by tenfold. It was sketchy

out there. It was rough and I pulled

2:12:192:12:23

out on my first run because I knew

that there was no way I would make

2:12:232:12:28

it over the jumps. So I'm glad I

made that decision, safety is my

2:12:282:12:33

priority. I wanted to do as well as

I could but not jeopardise my body

2:12:332:12:38

for today. And my second run, I was

like, this is it, the final. And I

2:12:382:12:46

gave it hell for leather, and she

blew, the wind got me good.

I can

2:12:462:12:53

see how frustrated you are, you do

have another event to come, though.

2:12:532:12:58

How do you use this disappointment

to go home on a high in the big air?

2:12:582:13:03

I've got two days off now, so some

R&R is in need, the physio, I'm

2:13:032:13:14

coming for you! My body is sore, my

hip and my hand, I came down pretty

2:13:142:13:18

hard. Hopefully less wind in the big

air, it in a stadium so hopefully

2:13:182:13:24

it's a little bit more sheltered

from the Pyeongchang gusting wind! I

2:13:242:13:34

will go out and ride might socks off

and hopefully make everyone at home

2:13:342:13:38

proud. I gave it my best today and

the wind just took me.

Not much I

2:13:382:13:44

could do about it. We wish you all

the best for the big air. Thank you

2:13:442:13:49

very much for joining us on the

balcony. Hopefully we will speak to

2:13:492:13:53

you after that competition. We are

going to stick with snowboarding,

2:13:532:13:58

fingers crossed, indeed! It was the

women's halfpipe qualifying earlier

2:13:582:14:01

today. There were some serious

athletes here and Chloe Kim was the

2:14:012:14:09

big hero, South Korean parents, she

has been adopted by this nation.

2:14:092:14:17

Let's head over with all the best

from the Phoenix Snow Park.

2:14:172:14:22

Ladies halfpipe qualification about

to get underway in what can only be

2:14:252:14:31

described as very difficult

conditions. Maddie Mastro. You could

2:14:312:14:40

say she is the most meaningful rival

to Chloe Kim at the moment. They do

2:14:402:14:47

train together, they are friends.

They are both going to want to win.

2:14:472:14:55

Kicking things off, a huge frontside

nine.

2:14:552:14:59

Into a big frontside 720, opening up

the front, into the flip and switch.

2:15:032:15:11

720 with a flip in there. Oxide

five. -- backside five. Good job.

2:15:112:15:21

So, Maddie Mastro getting a score on

the board. Two runs, best run

2:15:472:15:51

counts, nine judges picking apart

the runs, they are looking for

2:15:512:15:56

difficulty, execution of tricks,

variety of tricks, and amplitude.

2:15:562:16:03

That is the first time you see it,

the Woolwich time effect amid jump.

2:16:032:16:10

There is the trademark smile from

Maddie Mastro. First place. A run

2:16:102:16:16

into the 80s.

2:16:162:16:22

So, Queralt Castellet. Coming off

the back of a win in Aspen where she

2:16:222:16:30

actually be Chloe Kim -- beat Chloe

Kim. She wrote in Turin when she was

2:16:302:16:43

just 16 years of age, almost a

veteran at 28 years of age. Backside

2:16:432:16:50

wall first. Absolutely huge backside

900.

2:16:502:16:55

Back-to-back 540s. Landed very high

on the transition which is what the

2:17:032:17:07

judges like to see. There we go,

so... Queralt Castellet rides in.

2:17:072:17:23

She rides in Switzerland, one of the

world's best pikes. That thing is a

2:17:232:17:29

work of art in Switzerland, the

SuperPipe. We've got the amplitude

2:17:292:17:35

metre. The pipe itself is seven

metres deep from the top of the lip

2:17:352:17:41

covered in blue paint down to the

flat to bottom. This thing is a

2:17:412:17:46

monster.

2:17:462:17:53

So, it is at the moment with

commissions difficult like this,

2:17:592:18:03

they've just got to get a score on

the board. Chloe Kim. From the USA.

2:18:032:18:17

This is the Shaun White, the Lewis

Hamilton of ladies snowboarding. She

2:18:172:18:22

is absolutely unbeatable. He says.

She has won absolutely everything

2:18:222:18:33

there is to win, she is dominating

pipe riding, she has won every event

2:18:332:18:37

she has entered in 2018 and the only

chink in her armour is the lack of

2:18:372:18:41

travel. She could be in unfamiliar

surroundings here, because she

2:18:412:18:51

mainly resides in the USA. Big

frontside seven, switch. Switch 720.

2:18:512:19:02

Very nice from Chloe Kim.

2:19:022:19:05

Tell you what, that is a clever,

clever run from the 17-year-old. She

2:19:112:19:17

will be very happy with that. She's

representing the USA, born from

2:19:172:19:22

Korean parents.

2:19:222:19:29

She is really excited to be riding

here. And she is actually... She

2:19:292:19:35

took over the pattern from Kelly

Clark and she has dragged women's

2:19:352:19:41

half-pipe snowboarding, first woman

to do back ten 18s, such a show from

2:19:412:19:49

her at the X Games a few weeks ago

in Aspen, Colorado, where she walked

2:19:492:19:56

away with a gold. The X Games, one

of the biggest events in half-pipe

2:19:562:20:01

snowboarding. Getting a bit of

bullet time. That's nice. She grabs

2:20:012:20:07

eventually.

2:20:072:20:12

eventually. 91.5!

2:20:122:20:18

Liu Jiayu.

2:20:202:20:26

She has a good switch method, one of

the hardest thing to do, one of the

2:20:302:20:35

hardest tricks. Flying across the

half bottom. There is the switch

2:20:352:20:43

method. Into the switch 720.

Absolutely huge frontside 540. Into

2:20:432:20:57

the backside... Lands flat but

keeping the speed up. Into the front

2:20:572:21:03

seven, double handed wave, she likes

it, we like it, you like it.

2:21:032:21:11

Wow, huge score.

2:21:382:21:40

So, Chloe Kim.

2:21:442:21:51

She has won every event she has

entered in 2018. She has got such an

2:21:542:21:59

incredible talent, such backside

spins.

2:21:592:22:10

Can she step it up at senior level?

Really nice, the backside air.

2:22:202:22:31

Double grab, really nice control on

the double grab. Frontside nine, you

2:22:312:22:38

can see the big mood twist. Slightly

unorthodox. Frontside seven!

2:22:382:22:45

Inferred at the bottom, and that is

an improvement for me as well. She

2:22:452:22:53

can just... If she is a racing

driver, she's able to turn it on

2:22:532:22:59

when she needs to, able to find that

extra gear, and she has found it

2:22:592:23:04

there. In many ways what she has

done is she has just signalled to

2:23:042:23:10

the entire field, she has smoke

signal to the rest of the field and

2:23:102:23:18

said I'm only in third gear. Look at

the double grab. Then this was

2:23:182:23:27

really nice.

2:23:272:23:33

really nice. Frontside nine. Here is

the indy grab, the backhand.

2:23:332:23:43

the indy grab, the backhand. A

beaming smile, and it is an

2:23:442:23:46

improvement. 95.5! Chloe Kim, we

will see you tomorrow.

2:23:462:23:54

So, Matsumoto.

2:24:022:24:05

Second in the mammoth in the World

Cup, so she has had a podium before

2:24:162:24:20

but she is seventh here last time

around.

2:24:202:24:26

Really nice run. Currently fourth.

Not sure she will improve.

2:24:432:24:53

Backside five. She had 900s, she had

sevens, she had the variety which is

2:25:062:25:19

what the judges like to see. Moving

on from here on in, it is all about

2:25:192:25:26

the amplitude, it is all about the

landing, going higher and landing

2:25:262:25:32

nearer to the top of the pipe, that

is what the judges want to see. Also

2:25:322:25:38

getting those grabs nice and solid.

Just tickling it there.

2:25:382:25:49

So, there we go. Well, that is the

story, ladies and gents. 95.5, Chloe

2:25:532:26:03

Kim, the absolute red-hot favourite

coming into this, as proved exactly

2:26:032:26:08

why. She has absolutely smashed the

field. Tamara's battle in the

2:26:082:26:13

half-pipe, you've got to say, will

be a battle for silver because at

2:26:132:26:17

the moment as it stands, it looks

like nobody will get anywhere near

2:26:172:26:22

Chloe Kim. However, Maddie Mastro,

Queralt Castellet, she has beaten

2:26:222:26:30

Chloe Kim before. Then you have

Emily Arthur, Thovex, and Arielle

2:26:302:26:39

Gold. The USA have all four

protagonists in there.

2:26:392:26:49

protagonists in there. Tamara's

final is going to be very, very

2:26:502:26:53

interesting indeed.

2:26:532:26:54

So, Chloe Kim living up to her and

ailing, let's see if she can hold

2:26:592:27:04

her nerve in the final when it gets

under way tomorrow. And you can see

2:27:042:27:09

that on BBC One at 1am. We will head

back for the second period of

2:27:092:27:16

Switzerland against Japan in the

scoreless hockey match.

2:27:162:27:24

Japan survived a scare on the power

play but now they are trying to

2:27:252:27:30

create their fence. Still goalless

in this one. Another attempt comes

2:27:302:27:35

in on goal. It is all push and

shove. Trying to create something,

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trying to make something happen.

Look at this effort from Raselli.

2:27:402:27:49

One person effort. Just lost her

footing at the end and missed that

2:27:492:27:53

shot as she was falling down. Right

after that, number 88, Phoebe Stanz,

2:27:532:28:02

always creating something on the

eyes. You know she's out there

2:28:022:28:04

because you see the black blades on

her skates moving several miles an

2:28:042:28:09

hour.

2:28:092:28:15

Japan will try to bring it back the

other way. Attempt on goal dangerous

2:28:272:28:35

only because it nearly hit one of

the Swiss players.

2:28:352:28:43

This could be a real chance! Driving

deep into the zone.

2:28:432:28:52

Eventually, touched by Terashima and

heading to the box is Yoneyama. A

2:29:072:29:15

second power play tough to argue

this one.

It is a race to the

2:29:152:29:24

corner, she beats Yoneyama and

Yoneyama gets the stick on the arms

2:29:242:29:30

and shoulder of Stalder.

2:29:302:29:37

and shoulder of Stalder. Just over

four minutes in, Switzerland get

2:29:372:29:42

their second opportunity on the man

advantage.

2:29:422:29:49

One player advantage for the next

two minutes. Against a perfect

2:29:562:30:02

Japanese penalty kill so far, yet to

concede.

2:30:022:30:06

Bullo side of the net, couldn't

finish it off. Another attempt in on

2:30:112:30:17

goal, held onto by Fujimoto.

This

was the second power play unit by

2:30:172:30:26

Switzerland out there. And they came

very close, let's watch on this

2:30:262:30:29

first replay. The long shot.

Fujimoto up to the task. And now I

2:30:292:30:39

think Daniela Diaz will put out her

number one unit with other Mac and

2:30:392:30:45

Stalder upfront.

2:30:452:30:51

It tight situation, this. 50 seconds

now remaining. On the penalty.

2:31:112:31:25

A penalty is coming as Alina Muller

has her stick slashed out of her

2:31:372:31:43

hands.

It's going to be Alyn let

that gets the penalty here. -- Alina

2:31:432:31:55

Muller gets the penalty. A race for

it, Muller Impey did the progress of

2:31:552:32:04

the Japanese player, she tried to

let go of her stick at the last

2:32:042:32:08

second to show, I'm not doing

anything wrong. But Naho Terashima,

2:32:082:32:14

a hi-fi from the bench. -- high

five. Great work to create a

2:32:142:32:20

penalty.

2:32:202:32:27

Whistle will blow here, offside. As

we are skating four on four

2:32:282:32:36

momentarily. Loads of space out

there on the ice. This is where your

2:32:362:32:40

best skaters out there,

interestingly the Swiss have gone

2:32:402:32:45

with Isabel Waidacher and Ruegg, not

to have their strongest skaters.

2:32:452:32:51

You're right, the first power play

unit, Stalder and Phoebe Stanz were

2:32:512:32:58

just on the ice, maybe they need a

bit of a break. There's not much

2:32:582:33:03

time left in the Japanese penalty so

for long, Japan will go to the power

2:33:032:33:08

play.

2:33:082:33:10

Japan take this one in deep.

2:33:182:33:21

One of the Swiss players has lost

her love. -- glove.

2:33:252:33:35

Now the Swiss are killing a penalty.

They only have four out skaters on

2:33:352:33:41

the ice, as opposed to the five of

Japan. How long will it be before

2:33:412:33:47

Kubo is here? But drug-macro making

a move but in the end three white

2:33:472:33:52

shirts muscle her away.

2:33:522:33:58

Too many players on the ice. For the

Japanese. That allowed at the window

2:34:112:34:16

of not -- opportunity for Nicole

Bullo.

2:34:162:34:28

Kubo was offside as the pass came

into the zone.

A little or no

2:34:342:34:40

organised -- unorganised from Japan.

A strange play earlier, the Japanese

2:34:402:34:45

have all of the time and space with

the puck on the power play and the

2:34:452:34:48

new player coming onto the ice did

not want to touch the parks, thought

2:34:482:34:53

it might be too many players on the

ice, that allowed Switzerland to

2:34:532:34:58

clear it.

So, face off in neutral

eyes.

2:34:582:35:04

The Swiss just wants to take the

time of the clock at the moment.

2:35:122:35:16

That was a great play. I glanced to

the referee from the Japanese

2:35:192:35:29

players, they wanted a penalty. They

won't get it, though. Power play

2:35:292:35:37

expired and a real chance! Just

wide. Goodness me.

2:35:372:35:48

wide. Goodness me. Aimee Nakamura

didn't even force the save.

2:35:482:35:57

What an opportunity that was.

How

about that play? The eye hand

2:36:012:36:11

coordination for Hanae Kubo to knock

the puck them midair and keep it in

2:36:112:36:18

the zone, and terrific passing right

from the front.

Japan again sneaking

2:36:182:36:25

into the zone, looking at options

here. Good tracking back but the

2:36:252:36:30

shot goes wide of the target. Alina

Muller couldn't keep possession.

2:36:302:36:35

The whistle goes, and interference

penalty will be called. A bit of

2:36:402:36:45

indiscipline here, I think it will

be Haruna Yoneyama who goes to these

2:36:452:36:52

ten of the box for the second time

and the Swiss have another power

2:36:522:36:55

play.

This is a tough penalty to

take, you never want to take a

2:36:552:36:59

penalty in the offensive zone,

especially with the pressure that

2:36:592:37:02

Japan had been flying.

2:37:022:37:08

It's in front of the net. You see

the player lying on the ice. Those

2:37:082:37:15

two were battling. In the end,

Haruna Yoneyama, this will be the

2:37:152:37:22

better angle.

A backpass right in

front. What an opportunity for Matt

2:37:222:37:35

Aimee Nakamura. A spin around the

backhand pass for Tokyo. -- for

2:37:352:37:42

Toko. She does a spin around but a

right pad save from Schelling keeps

2:37:422:37:49

it a 0-0 game.

She had a lot more

time than she realised. Had she

2:37:492:37:57

turned, the forehand opportunity was

there.

To her credit she had her

2:37:572:38:01

back to the net. It was such a bang,

bang play.

Easier from this

2:38:012:38:09

distance.

Even easier from watching

it in slow motion. Since we are back

2:38:092:38:19

in the power play, Japan doesn't

wants to play with fire too often

2:38:192:38:22

because the Switzerland power play

does have some firepower.

2:38:222:38:34

does have some firepower.

Muller,

Stanz and Raselli upfront.

2:38:342:38:39

Haruka Toko is the forward, I

2:38:432:38:51

Haruka Toko is the forward, Ayaka

Toko is the defensive player.

2:38:512:38:55

Switzerland under so much pressure.

And two options when you're killing

2:39:022:39:08

a penalty. Either you go very

passive and take away the middle, or

2:39:082:39:11

your forced.

We're seeing Japan

being very aggressive, especially on

2:39:112:39:17

entry into the zone, taking away the

options from Switzerland.

2:39:172:39:23

Switzerland try a line change.

Christine Meier's attempt to pass it

2:39:322:39:37

didn't really go too well but maybe

Switzerland will do something of

2:39:372:39:40

this.

2:39:402:39:47

Quick shot from Ruegg, it goes in!

Something of nothing from Sara Benz.

2:39:532:39:59

Just a spin of the throw at the net.

And it completely took Moeko

2:39:592:40:06

Fujimoto by surprise. She was

expecting it to go back to the blue

2:40:062:40:10

line, I think everybody in the

building was. But Sara

2:40:102:40:17

building was. But Sara capitalises

and they take the lead.

What a great

2:40:182:40:21

heads up play from Sara Benz, the

long shot from Ruegg goes wide and

2:40:212:40:25

Sara Benz picks it up off the end

boards and watch Fujimoto, she does

2:40:252:40:31

not expect this whatsoever. She

thinks that Sara Benz is going to

2:40:312:40:34

pass this back to the point. And

like you mentioned, she falls

2:40:342:40:39

everyone in the building, most

importantly Fujimoto, the

2:40:392:40:43

goal-tender. She just fired it up

high over the shoulder. A real heads

2:40:432:40:49

up play. One but Fujimoto would have

had an easy save had she been

2:40:492:41:00

squared to the shooter. She left a

bit of room on the side.

We have

2:41:002:41:03

seen plenty of short side goals in

the tournament so far. Will that be

2:41:032:41:12

The Swiss team?

2:41:122:41:14

Where is the puck? The referee is

right on the spot.

2:41:162:41:26

right on the spot. It is somewhere

underneath everybody. A pile of

2:41:262:41:29

bodies.

That is quite a flurry in

front of Fujimoto. You can see Laura

2:41:292:41:35

Benz, the Swiss player, asking the

referee what was going on. Let's

2:41:352:41:40

have a look at this replay, Ruegg's

shot misses and then she just fired

2:41:402:41:49

it on net. She didn't even look, she

had her head down, she was just

2:41:492:41:54

tried to put it on goal and may be

hope for a rebound and Fujimoto not

2:41:542:41:58

expecting it at all. Beat her up to

the shoulder, she had gone down and

2:41:582:42:04

the puck went up.

Babel take it. --

they will take it. They were very

2:42:042:42:14

happy as that went in.

Sara Benz was

being the provider in game one,

2:42:142:42:21

three assists, she had each on Alina

Muller's goals. This time she opens

2:42:212:42:29

the scoring in the second period.

And right after that, the Swiss

2:42:292:42:33

rated no time in coming the length

of the ice. There was a scrum in

2:42:332:42:39

front of the net. I think they might

have team looking at if there was a

2:42:392:42:44

Japanese player who got a glove on

the puck. That is what Laura Benz

2:42:442:42:49

was asking for, there were Japanese

and Swiss players on the crease. You

2:42:492:42:54

cannot put your hand on the puck

unless you are the goalie, in the

2:42:542:43:02

blue line. Or maybe the puck crossed

the goal line. We didn't see any

2:43:022:43:09

celebration so we don't know if that

happened. You can see the referee

2:43:092:43:13

from freedom on the headset. -- from

Sweden.

Talking to the officials

2:43:132:43:19

upstairs. Let's see from this angle.

We can't see anything of the puck at

2:43:192:43:24

this stage. So there's no way to

clearly say whether or not it's gone

2:43:242:43:30

over the line from that angle. Maybe

this will tell us more. The puck

2:43:302:43:38

right now is under Fujimoto, it

comes out of the pad. This is where

2:43:382:43:41

they will try and force it in again.

There it goes. It never comes out

2:43:412:43:45

the other side. Can anybody have a

better position than the referee

2:43:452:43:49

there?

No, she was in a terrific

position. Great camerawork it, you

2:43:492:43:55

can see the puck, it gets pushed

towards Fujimoto. It's got to be

2:43:552:44:04

definitive.

After video review, no

goal.

No goal, quite rightly as

2:44:042:44:12

well. That is where VA artworks in

some sports, less well in others, as

2:44:122:44:19

football has fallen out! -- football

has found out. A little pause means

2:44:192:44:27

we get the right decision on the

ice, it works in hockey. Confirmed

2:44:272:44:32

by those in need video booth.

You

just want to take a little extra

2:44:322:44:36

time, not too much, just to make

sure. Especially on such a big

2:44:362:44:42

stage, how important these games

are.

2:44:422:44:50

A backhand shot, really labelled

that one towards the net.

2:44:562:45:02

Bee has become a bigger force in

this game. She skates very, well. --

2:45:072:45:12

Raselli has become a bigger force in

this game, she skates very well. The

2:45:122:45:19

shot misses by some distance from

Japan. Block in front.

2:45:192:45:26

Japan going back to what they have

done so well in this game, keeping

2:45:322:45:35

the pressure on.

2:45:352:45:41

the pressure on. Inside outside

penalty coming. Bit unfortunate, I

2:45:412:45:45

think.

2:45:452:45:50

think. Having conceded a power play

goal, they don't want to go on the

2:45:532:45:56

penalty kill again.

This is Phoebe

Stanz making something out of

2:45:562:46:01

nothing, faking it, then cutting to

the outside.

2:46:012:46:08

the outside. She has been so good,

Hosoyamada. Still has a smile on her

2:46:092:46:13

face but you nailed it, just giving

up one power play goal, you don't

2:46:132:46:17

want to give this Swiss team too

many opportunities.

They have it

2:46:172:46:24

with Meier. She sends it all the way

back, second chance and good save,

2:46:242:46:29

Fujimoto. It was Raselli who it fell

to, great area and no pressure.

A

2:46:292:46:37

little bit of a bouncing puck. She

has a terrific one-time shot, she

2:46:372:46:42

lets it rip. The pass from Meier.

Doesn't quite make it through, comes

2:46:422:46:48

right back under Raselli and it was

bouncing a little bit and she

2:46:482:46:54

couldn't get too much on is that

puck.

2:46:542:47:00

A chance for Raselli! Fujimoto does

well.

2:47:002:47:10

well.

That was a heavy effort from

Raselli.

2:47:102:47:17

Back to the blue line. Working it,

here's Meier.

2:47:202:47:25

Power play is one for four so far.

2:47:272:47:32

That was too easy, simply blocked.

And now Meier is in a bit of

2:47:432:47:48

trouble. Oh, what a pass! And a

chance and a goal! Benz's second of

2:47:482:47:54

the game. Meier' pass, as

Switzerland almost go

2:47:542:48:04

coast-to-coast, scoring a second

power play goal. Sara Benz cashes in

2:48:042:48:10

and Switzerland now lead by to make.

This is one of the nicest goals

2:48:102:48:15

you'll see. Look at the presence of

mind from Meier, firing at all the

2:48:152:48:19

way to the blue line. Sara Benz in

stride, coming off the bench, so she

2:48:192:48:25

was able to sneak in behind the

Japanese defenders, full stride,

2:48:252:48:31

gets head up over the block of

Fujimoto. And then the dramatic

2:48:312:48:36

finish as she slides into the net as

well. But what a pass from the

2:48:362:48:43

number 19, Christine Meier. The

forwards were in a line change, and

2:48:432:48:47

Sara Benz came off the eyes

confusing Japan a little bit because

2:48:472:48:51

there is no way she should have been

as wide open as she was to walk in

2:48:512:48:55

and, make no mistake.

Lovely finish

as well from Sara Benz. Making her

2:48:552:49:07

move and then finishing. And that

maybe is the difference. Japan have

2:49:072:49:10

had similar kinds of opportunities

but missed the net or they have

2:49:102:49:15

managed to find the Swiss net

minder.

2:49:152:49:18

That is something we've talked

about, Japan lacking these scoring

2:49:242:49:29

touch like that.

2:49:292:49:35

touch like that.

Shishiuchi switched

it towards the net and Kubo again

2:49:352:49:39

nearly snuck in again.

2:49:392:49:45

nearly snuck in again. It is touched

in front by Kubo who has got a

2:49:462:49:51

little bit of attitude with how she

plays. Drove hard at the net and was

2:49:512:49:57

given the attention of a couple of

Swiss players.

Love to see that from

2:49:572:50:03

Kubo. That is how they are going to

score from Schelling, get in front

2:50:032:50:07

of her. She gets up, she was angry.

If you can tick off the netminder.

2:50:072:50:15

Look at this pass straight up the

eyes from Meier, about an 85 foot

2:50:152:50:20

pass right onto the tape and then

look at this shop from Sara Benz.

2:50:202:50:27

She'd already scored high on the

power play goal. This time she goes

2:50:272:50:34

block aside.

Not so sure how the

camera did in the back of that net.

2:50:342:50:40

They have the automatic cameras to

take the still shots, they have the

2:50:402:50:43

other camera at the top, which is

the one we saw the replay from

2:50:432:50:48

earlier on. It is all smiles from

the Swiss bench, those two goals

2:50:482:50:51

give them enough comfort here.

Plenty of colour in the stands, lots

2:50:512:51:00

of flag-waving going on. Another six

periods to go in the period, a good

2:51:002:51:07

one for Switzerland, they've scored

two goals as Schelling passes that

2:51:072:51:11

one nicely. No icing will be called

here.

2:51:112:51:16

Stanz is completely instinctive in

how she plays. Sometimes that is a

2:51:242:51:30

great thing and sometimes that'll

drive you to the point of

2:51:302:51:38

distraction.

She's sometimes in the

right position and sometimes she is

2:51:382:51:42

in. One thing is for sure, when she

is on the eyes, you have to be aware

2:51:422:51:50

of her. -- when she is on the ice.

2:51:502:51:58

Dallying on the puck.

2:51:582:52:02

Referee just in the way and that

allows Japan to bring this one

2:52:062:52:11

clear, and they do just that.

Yoneyama... Tied up well by Gass.

2:52:112:52:20

Too many Japanese players would have

been on the ice there. So they

2:52:202:52:25

didn't played. Had they played the

puck, it would have been another

2:52:252:52:28

penalty. Those are the nature of the

line changes. You're allowed some

2:52:282:52:39

latitude, as having more players on

the ice but if it comes in you, you

2:52:392:52:43

can't touch it.

2:52:432:52:50

can't touch it. Ruegg, deep inside

her own half. Gets a another

2:52:502:52:52

opportunity. A slow pass to Stalder,

who tries to return the favour.

2:52:522:53:02

Comfortable enough. Suzuki gets it

clear. The pass opens everything up.

2:53:022:53:15

Nice back check from Isabel

Waidacher and then she goes the

2:53:152:53:22

other way.

2:53:222:53:27

Of the three Waidacher sisters,

Isabelle gets the most ice time.

2:53:282:53:37

Kubo driving hard to the net. Still,

Japan deep in the zone and may be

2:53:372:53:46

causing problems here. It is line

one against line array. Schelling

2:53:462:53:51

drops it but makes the first save.

That was a poor pass out of the zone

2:53:512:53:58

meaning that they can come in again.

2:53:582:54:04

A swing and a miss from Kubo but she

gets there first. Uses the good

2:54:042:54:11

skating trying to poke into the

front. They get a second chance.

2:54:112:54:15

She's with Raselli.

2:54:152:54:20

She's with Raselli. Raselli tidying

everything up.

2:54:212:54:29

Fujimoto hanging onto it. Face-off

in the Swiss offensive zone with two

2:54:402:54:46

22 remaining. Sara Benz.

Two goals

of her, three assists in the opening

2:54:462:54:57

game, now she is being the

goal-scorer. Right before that, very

2:54:572:55:03

nice try from actor, a little

backhand pass, Fujimoto to cover

2:55:032:55:09

that.

2:55:092:55:15

Japan will clear down the ice. Icing

call. The Swiss cranking up the heat

2:55:472:55:55

right now and this one line in

particular looking really good.

2:55:552:56:02

Stalder, Benz and Muller looking

dangerous every time on the ice.

2:56:022:56:05

She's trying to go back door hoping

for the hat-trick, nice drop from

2:56:052:56:13

Fujimoto, steering that away. Team

Japan is so disciplined in their own

2:56:132:56:18

zone, doing a great job in their

position play, we saw Switzerland

2:56:182:56:23

throwing a blind pass. A pretty easy

interception from Japan to clear it

2:56:232:56:29

away so Switzerland have to manage

the puck a little better

2:56:292:56:32

offensively.

Ruegg rewarded with

extra ice time, going out with the

2:56:322:56:41

Stanz line. Here is a chance for

Osawa. No problems dealing with

2:56:412:56:50

that, Schelling, no time for the

Swiss defence to spend on the puck.

2:56:502:56:53

Spinning away. That was Phoebe

Stanz.

2:56:532:57:03

Stanz. Osawa goes into the body and

Schelling hangs on. Under a minute

2:57:032:57:10

remaining, safety is the best course

of action for the Swiss.

Well, the

2:57:102:57:16

captain Osawa has had wonderful

speed tonight. You can see what

2:57:162:57:20

she's doing, she recognises her line

may go into the net, just wanted to

2:57:202:57:26

get it through and now she's coming

down the right side of the ice. Not

2:57:262:57:30

a whole lot of pays to that shot,

pretty easy save for Schelling.

2:57:302:57:39

Stalder chasing that down the other

end. Face-off down the other end as

2:57:392:57:46

Fujimoto hangs on. Interesting

Daniela Diaz is shortening the

2:57:462:57:50

bench, taking Ruedi out of the

equation.

2:57:502:57:55

Meier has offensive instincts as a

defender.

2:58:062:58:15

Alina Muller sending this one high

but still kept in by Japan. Could've

2:58:262:58:32

been a case of offside there. Toko

involved again, Haruka Toko, she has

2:58:322:58:41

been very good today.

Has she ever!

She makes a play on Sara Benz early

2:58:412:58:47

in the shift, cutting her off at the

blue line. You talk about the fine

2:58:472:58:51

line when it comes to body checking,

she walked it very nicely.

Oddie

2:58:512:58:56

checking not allowed in the game,

the women's game, body contact by

2:58:562:59:01

all means. Japan, one last chance to

end the second session. And it has

2:59:012:59:09

been a good one from the Swiss

perspective. They've bounced back

2:59:092:59:14

with two good markers in the second

session. And make twice beating

2:59:142:59:19

Fujimoto. Schelling solid as ever at

the ever end and Switzerland are

2:59:192:59:24

leading 2-0.

2:59:242:59:31

So, the Swiss with the advantage

with that one. You can continue

2:59:342:59:37

watching it on the BBC Red Button.

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potential standout stars of these

Games. There were celebrations

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Games. There were celebrations in

Canada, a talented team turning

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Sochi silver into Jung Chang gold.

In a slopestyle competition badly

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disrupted by bad wins, Jamie

Anderson became the first female

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snowboarder ever to win two Olympic

gold medals by defending her title.

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From the Hockey

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From the Hockey Centre to the

Curling Centre. The team event is a

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new event at this year's Winter

Olympics, teams consist of one man

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and one woman, we have reached the

semifinal stage. One of the

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favourites Canada are up against

Norway so we will join Jackie

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Lockhart and Steve Cram for the best

bits at the end this match.

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The winners go into

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The winners go into the final to

contest the gold medal, the losers

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go to the bronze medal match which

will be played tomorrow morning

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local time. The same time tomorrow

in the wee small hours back home.

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Her accuracy has just dropped a

little bit, from 80% into 70, but

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she has been playing pretty well. It

was that

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was that one end, wasn't it?

Yes,

she threw her stoned a little tight.

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I thought we may have seen the power

play happen in this end but Canada

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have chosen not to play it here.

That is the interesting thing

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because they won't have the

opportunity. You can't use it in the

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extra end.

Interesting to see how

the strategy has gone on this one.

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So she needs to be right up on the

house. Would want to bounce of

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anything, looking for a freeze.

There's a lovely shot.

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Could she be coming on to form on

the last two ends?

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You can see the clock ticking away

on the background.

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Pretty good shot as well. Just

having it a little closer.

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having it a little closer.

You don't

always have to go for the shot, it's

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about the angles and setting things

up for your next shot. Very

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energetic game, the mixed doubles.

Physically fit, there's a lot of

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sweeping and often just one sweeper,

and you got to have your heart rate

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drop and recover very quickly to sit

down and be able to throw and

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finesse a well delivered stone.

Norway doing a good job of not

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giving John Morris too many

opportunities for that big shots.

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Having to draw in here again.

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Having to draw in here again. Both

of them sound happy with this.

He

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doesn't want to bounce off it, he

just wants to stop.

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That's a good stone.

I like

listening to the Canadians, because

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they're always chatting, always

speaking, always communicating.

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So, he will continue where he left

off last time.

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off last time.

He's going to throw a

clockwise. He will want a straight

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tap, he will need to be on the top

face of the yellow. You see it

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curling a lot at the ends. This has

not got enough of it.

Is that a good

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bad one, do you know what I mean?

What he has done, he has edged his

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top level in. And that's harder.

Identikit helps us leaving...

Going

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for another one.

He just always

seems to want to throw a big stone.

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I think it's a smart move. That

first match, when they lost to

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Norway, I think you said, they

didn't play their own game, the

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natural game. Maybe over thinking

the mixed doubles.

If he catches as

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much as he can see, even the half of

the red stone, it should catch the

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yellow in the house. He is hoping to

get the back yellow as well. His

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accuracy has been very good.

He's

conceded half of the red stone.

He

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didn't catch the back one.

So close.

Good shot, though. From John Morris.

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Just watch this.

Oh, that...

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Just watch this.

Oh, that...

Just

not enough, glancing blow. Move it

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half an inch, no more. This is

becoming crucial now. The

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penultimate end. Leading by one.

The

stones are all in a line now.

So can

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they use that to come across?

They

just not that Canadian backs on out.

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He's not going to go for the actual

shots, the red stone, he's going to

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use his back 12 remove the

background. And then when he -- his

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back one, to remove the back red

stone. So that makes it harder for

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Canada to throw the big shots to get

the high school. -- high school.

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So, again, no room for error here.

Using his own stone, Nedregotten.

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Right on the face, right on the

nose.

That is a mistake.

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nose.

That is a mistake.

Brian

Grazer in the crowd. -- Bryan Gray,

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in the crowd. He coaches the Finnish

team, he's a Scottish lad.

Ideally,

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this.

What they have to be very

careful of here, if they're coming

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up into the shops, that they don't

leave it at an angle. So normally

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they can remove two of them.

I don't

know where it will be a good shot.

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Right in the pocket if I throw

halfway.

IKEA? OK. That's fine.

He

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doesn't want to hit and roll and

leave a mess. Then Norway could come

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up and tap them back a. And then the

reds become Canada's enemy because

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they don't want to get the yellow

out. If he knows is it, it's a

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disaster.

Make sure we don't give

her that in order.

There is the

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clock ticking away, Canada with just

four minutes, one more end to come.

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Getting a bit tight on time.

Yes,

you are probably looking at three

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minutes and end.

That means rushed

shots when you don't want to be

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rushing. So the draw from John

Morris. Trying to make sure they

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score well here. One more stone for

Norway after this. Then Kaitlyn

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Lawes will have the last stone. This

is looking good, God is to work it,

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though. -- got to work it.

It was

actually all the way out there but

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the minute the weight comes off,

there's a huge swing.

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So, they're going to try and pare

the shot that he didn't manage to

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make last time.

Is that right? Yes,

she's going to try and catch her

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own, she had not got much room to

play with but she has the

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opportunity of and counting that

back read. -- out counting that back

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read stone.

We know Kaitlyn Lawes,

she's certainly been better in the

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previous end, the way she has been

playing, the more pressure that

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Kristin can apply.

She has been very

good at her drawers, so it is these

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hit shots that she's got to execute

well.

Stealing herself. More weight

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on this, and just trying to hit

about, their own stone, the yellow.

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And roll across. That's not bad.

Again, catching it a little bit on

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the nose.

But not therefore second

shot either, so the Canada sitting

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on two at the moment.

Frustration

for the Norwegians.

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for the Norwegians. Well, three

here, and you'd think, that's it.

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There is another end, and they will

certainly play it. You can get four

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in and buy quickly but that's a tall

ask for Norway. -- you can get for

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in an end.

I think the ice is right

there.

Do I want back line?

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Backline.

It's still a difficult

shot, she could angle that yellow

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into a back red stone and give up

one here. On the nose is what she's

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looking for. A key shot here. She's

up right away. Canada lying two,

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Kaitlyn Lawes looking to make it

three. She will have to go harder to

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make it past the guard. She's done

enough.

Well, three for Canada, and

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that's going to make it a mountain

that looks ominous for Norway to

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climb.

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So, heartbreak for Norway, Canada go

through to tomorrow's final. The

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celebrations from the Canadian team

who could be winning a first ever

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medal in this event, with it being

introduced for the first time this

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winter Olympics. They will face

either the Olympic Athletes from

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Russia, or world champions

Switzerland. That second semifinal

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taking place little bit later on

today. You can watch it live at 11am

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on the BBC red button. Well, we are

coming towards the end of our time

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here on BBC Two, we will beast which

channels to BBC One where is much

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more

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channels to BBC One where is much

more to come. -- we will be

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switching channels.

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A 24 second advantage for the German

athlete in the biathlon ten K.

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athlete in the biathlon ten K. In

terms of here today, we have seen

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history in the snowboarding,

American's Jimmy Anderson becoming

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the first woman to win that Anderson

becoming the first woman to win two

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gold medals. And Shaun Wright is

coming up tomorrow. -- Sean White.

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Had to BBC One now where Clare

Balding will take you through the

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rest of the day. We will have action

from the men's moguls and the

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Sliding Centre. Have a great day, I

will see you tomorrow morning.

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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.