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Day 4 in Pyeongchang is still not

done and it has been an up and down

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one for Team GB. The skeleton riders

are posting good times. Elise

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Christie got through to the final of

the 500 metres. This is what

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happened.

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the 500 metres. This is what

happened. They get away first time.

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Van Kerkhof not with with a great

start. Elise Christie behind

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Minjeong. Boutin of Canada is in

second. Elise Christie has work to

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do. We know she has the speed in her

legs.

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legs. Christie trying to get the

inside line. Christie tries to make

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it on the inside. She is third. And

Christie crashes out. Christie is

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out again. It is a photo finish on

the line between Fontana and Choi

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Minjeong. In her quest for gold,

Elise Christie ends up on the floor

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again. She crashed out of final four

years ago and history repeats itself

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in Korea.

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years ago and history repeats itself

in Korea. Rhianna Fontana awarded

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the gold and Choi Minjeong was

disqualified. That didn't help Elise

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Christie. She crossed the line in

fifth place, promoted to fourth.

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That means again, four years to the

day she was disqualified in Sochi

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no, medal for Elise Christie. After

she was very emotional.

Well, Elise,

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very disappointed, tell us if you

can what is going through your mind

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right now?

Just I was knocked over,

I didn't fall on my own. I don't

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want this in a final. I don't give

you any penalty when somebody gets a

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penalty. Just tough. I worked so

hard for the 500. It's just been

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taken away from me. Even in the

semi-final I got crashed in. And

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then ended up in lane 4. I know it's

short track and I'm supposed to be

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prepared for this, but it still

hurts.

We all feel for you now.

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There is millions of people watching

back home and have seen your journey

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and are supporting you. You have

come back from this before and I'm

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sure you're strong enough to do it

again.

Yeah, hopefully. I have a few

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days to reset and obviously it's

about still almost a week until my

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best distance. So the positive is...

I don't know. Right now I just keep

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living with this feeling, you know?

It's out of my control. I got

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knocked Ove and that's that.

You

have a lot of strong people behind

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you, your mum is here, Charlotte and

Martin your roommate. But as you

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said, there is a lot to build on

there. Two Olympic records, it

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wasn't to be tonight but your

favourite distances to come. You may

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not feel like it now, but there are

positives to take.

Yes definitely.

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I'm just, I don't think I will be

taking much positives tonight.

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Listen, Elise, thanks very much. We

are so sorry it didn't go your way,

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but we will be supporting you on

Saturday.

How can you take positives

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in the immediate aftermath?

It is

bearable to watch her so upset. She

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does have a few days. She has time

to have a look at it and analyse it

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with the team and put it behind her

and move on. She still has the two

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distances to go, which are her

strongest.

It is not a bad thing to

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show your feelings. It is not bad to

show how much you care.

Exactly, if

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she had been the ice queen and said

this different affect me, none of us

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would believe her. We have seen she

has this amazing personality, we

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want her to feel that pain, we feel

that pain. She needs to get that out

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and explore her true feelings so

park them and move on.

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Interestingly, she touched on it in

the interview, I wonder if her head

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the mistake was made in the

semi-final of not winning the

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semi-final and not getting one of

the inside two lanes?

You can do

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that and look at it with hind sight.

But if she was going to win that

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semi-final she would have. So I

don't think there is a lot of point

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in looking back at what could have

been. You can see her hand was taken

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away from her. If she hadn't fallen

and what could have been.

There is

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Shaolin,

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Shaolin, a world champion himself.

They're in there with you and have

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been through it yourself. Shaolin

there. He will know exactly what

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this means to her and what she's

really feeling and he will feel

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protective of her.

You explained

there is no way of appeal. Even

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though we have seen the shots that

suggest that it wasn't Elise's

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fault. Her hand was taken away and

her hand actually balancing probably

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over a third of her body weight

taken by van Kerkhof.

Who got the

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silver medal. She had no hope of

staying on her feet under those

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conditions. So very sad for her.

What are they seeing? Why didn't

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they do a disqualification.

You

can't appeal after the decisions

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have been made. So they have all the

different angles and they can look

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at the cameras and they will make

the decision. Once that has been

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announced, then it's over.

They had

all made one disqualification.

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all made one disqualification. Choi

Minjeong got disqualified and Boutin

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got bumped up and she was lucky to

get through.

We thought she would be

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disqualified.

Things might have

happened differently. They didn't.

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This what is we have to deal with.

And this what is Elise Christie has

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to deal with and she is going to

feel dreadful. But the point about

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her is the come back queen. She

knows how to pick herself up and she

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can do that. The 1,500 and the 1,000

metres to come. And she is world

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champion. She will be OK. Now cross

country skiing. Today saw the finals

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of the men's and women's sprints.

They qualify by tile and then go

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head-to-head. It takes place at the

Alpensia centre. Over to our comment

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ray team. -- commentary team.

COMMENTATOR: The adrenaline will be

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flowing. Does history beckon for

Falla. She is the defending and the

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world champion. Hanna Falk missed a

medal last year. In the World

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Championships. Diggins silver last

year in the World Championship. She

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doesn't look overawed. Here we go.

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year in the World Championship. She

doesn't look overawed. Here we go.

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The women's sprint final. We can

feel our adrenaline going. How must

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they be feeling.

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they be feeling. There is Fallin the

defending champion. Will one try and

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strike up that brutal climb? Nilsson

is going for it. It is only 1.2K.

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But it will already be hurting after

the rounds of qualification. This

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medal is earned the hard way.

It is

such a hard race. I think for them

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nothing less than gold will be

enough. One will end up with it.

I

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wouldn't like the pick it at the

moment. Very tight around that

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corner.

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Nilsson has the advantage over the

hill.

Nilsson always the silver

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medallist. Always the bridesmaid. Is

this to be her day to shine in these

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freezing conditions? Falla's coming

back though.

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back though. What can Falla do to

try and defend her crown in Nilsson

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has the edge.

Falla will fight to

the line. It is not enough of a gap

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to let up. As they come around

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to let up. As they come around the

corner, Falla has some ability.

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Nilsson being roared on by the

Swedes in the crowd.

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Swedes in the crowd. Maiken Falla

knows no man or woman has

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successfully defended this title.

But Nilsson is pulling further away

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from the defending and world

champion. Berorukova may even catch

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her. Gold is sown up.

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her. Gold is sown up. Stina Nilsson,

they call her silver Stina. No more

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it is all gold. Falla is second and

Berorukova is third. No one was

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going to deny Stina Nilsson the

victory. That was superb against a

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great champion, who she finally

forced down into silver. What a

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victory for the swooefd. -- Swede.

Fantastic as they got over the top

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of the hill, they were locked

head-to-head. At the end it was an

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easy victory. That was incredible.

Such a good ski by her.

Nilsson is

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finally on top it is silver this

time for Maiken Falla and Berorukova

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takes bronze.

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time for Maiken Falla and Berorukova

takes bronze.

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STUDIO: Stina Nilsson wins in the

cross country sprint. That looks

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like it is short and sweet. But they

have been through a lot of rounds.

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She has worked really hard for this.

In the men's version. Britain's

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Andrew Young struggled with illness

and didn't make it through to the

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knock out stages, but here what

happened in the final.

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knock out stages, but here what

happened in the final. COMMENTATOR:

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The snow has stopped and sky

cleared.

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Is this the moment? Is this the

night and the moment where Johannes

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Klaebo turns it into Olympic glory.

He is making a bit of a statement

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with the pink shades.

And matching

pink gloves.

The Swedes cheering on

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their man. So many Norwegians have

also made the journey here to

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Pyeongchang. It is a freezing night,

but their evening will be warmed if

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the 21-year-old star in the making

delivers on the biggest occasion of

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his life.

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There is Hakola, the qualifier.

Klaebo, the new dominant force in

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cross country sprinting. But this is

the biggest test of his life.

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Federico

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Federico Pelligrino, the reigning

world champion from Italy.

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Bolshunov. This is the cross country

sprint final for men. Watch the

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fireworks fly!

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Pellegrino is the defending world

champion, wearing nine. And

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Bolshunov on the outside, trying to

put Klaebo under pressure. A nation

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expects. Can Klaebo deliver?

Bolshunov going to the front and

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that will not panic the young

Norwegian at the moment. Pellegrino

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currently in third trying to close

the gap on the two young pretenders

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ahead of him. Bolshunov from Klaebo.

These two are opening up a gap

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already on the field. Bolshunov

tried this in the semifinal, trying

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to get in front and get it his own

way. Didn't work out in the

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semifinal. Will it work out in the

final? I don't think so.

Alexander

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Bolshunov is doing everything he can

to give himself the opportunity to

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cause a huge upset. The favourite is

Klaebo, there is still doubt. But

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being the favourite, you have to

deliver. And Pellegrino, the world

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champion, not too far behind in

third.

There is a bit of a gap. I

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think Pellegrino is doing a really

good job over the top of the hills

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to close the gap. At a fantastic

second half in the semifinal. I

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expect him to put on the jets any

time now. If he gets to the

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right-hand side of Bolshunov you

will have a clear lane to push

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forward. He really goes for it over

the now.

He's driving and pushing.

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He has the weight of a nation on his

shoulders. He's carrying that

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favourite tag. At the moment he is

living up to the hype. He has his

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own unique style and he is streaking

away from a world-class field here.

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On the most brutal incline. He has

made it look easy. Alexander

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Bolshunov is in second. World

champion Pellegrino in third. But

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surely, this is Klaebo's to take. It

was a monstrous climb and he did it

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in style.

He burst of the field

apart as he went over the top of a

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hill. As we said before, quite

tight, but over the top of the field

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he suddenly has clear space and he

can most cruise home now. But I'm

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pretty sure he will keep on pushing

as he goes around the corner.

We are

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watching a separate battle here.

Klaebo has looked over his shoulder.

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He has taken apart some superb

challenges here. He is miles clear.

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You don't see sprint races won by

this margin. Alexander Bolshunov is

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winning the battle for silver at the

moment but a world champion from

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Italy is trying to close him down. A

glorious night for Klaebo, living up

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to all the hype and expectation. A

new star is born tonight here in

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new star is born tonight here in.

The star man delivering under the

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most immense pressure with

phenomenal style and grace. Klaebo,

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remember his name Commies saw his

first Winter Olympic gold right here

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in Pyeongchang. -- remember his

name, we saw his first Winter

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Olympic gold. Still waiting to find

out who gets silver and bronze.

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Pellegrino confirmed for the silver

medal. Amazing from him.

By two one

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hundredths of a second. Klaebo was

already easing up at the line.

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Klaebo is the Winter Olympic sprint

champion, and how he did it in

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style. World champion Pellegrino in

second and Bolshunov takes bronze.

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STUDIO: Very impressive from

Norway's Klaebo, the leader of the

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World Cup sprint standings. Taking a

gold medal here for Norway.

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Team GB set a target of five medals

for the Winter Olympic Games. They

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sent their biggest team, one that

had never had so much money invested

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in it in the build-up. Things not

going to plan first off, but Elise

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Christie made the final of the 500

metres, where she tumbled out of

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contention and finished in fourth

place. This was the reaction of Mike

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Hay, Team GB's chef de mission.

Thanks for joining us. I'm sure

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watching that and watching how Elise

Christie was afterwards, I'm sure

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you are as despondent as everyone

else here.

Like everyone else, it's

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a tough sport to watch. It's never

over until it's done, and even the

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winning girl got it as qualified at

the end of the day. This belief is

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and disappointed for Elise. --

disbelief and disappointment. This

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will be tough tonight, but they will

get over it tomorrow. She has her

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two favourite events to come and we

still have high hopes she will do

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well here.

I was speaking to

performance director Stuart flying

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and he said they have plans in place

to come around Elise and help her.

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But there is a greater Great Britain

and Team GB, will you also rally

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round her?

We will. We will give her

tonight and tomorrow first. A lot of

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British athletes came down from the

mountain tonight to cheer her on.

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She did great the final of the

Olympics. Of course coming forth

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sucks. Lane for is not a great draw,

and she'd tried a lot of things to

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do something in that short space of

time. Unfortunately it ended in a

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crash for her.

So far it has been a

little bit unlucky for a couple of

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the top medal hopes. Elise tonight

and Katie Ormerod, who fractured her

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heel. You must be hoping the look

can improve soon.

Not been a great

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start. We wanted an early medal to

give the team some confidence going

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into the next ten days. It hasn't

happened, we didn't win a short

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track medal in Sochi, but me you

manage to take four medals. -- but

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we managed to take. Poor Katie

didn't quite make the start line,

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which is big for us. But she is in a

couple of events, slopestyle and big

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air as well and we still have talent

in the team to come.

We wish Katie

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Ormerod well as well, and Elise

Christie. But she will be back any

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1000 and 1500 metres. Will you be

sending a big contingent to cheer

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her on?

We will have plenty of

athletes, and I'm sure she will

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bounce back.

STUDIO: It's a real

test of the mental strength for

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Elise Christie and it's a test of

the team around her. Will they let

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her wallow in disappointment for a

while and pick her up again

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tomorrow?

You have to let her

experience her emotions. You can't

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expect her not to be disappointed.

She has only just finished. She will

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be down and sad. I'm sure she will

have a good cry and talk things

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through. They will go through the

video analysis and then there is a

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point where we have to cut it off

and put it behind her and move on.

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You must have had moments like this,

Chemmy, with yourself and friends.

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Having been to four Olympics, we

pass so much hope on somebody

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getting an early medal, like Mike

Hay just said, it's almost something

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the whole team needs to get. The

whole team has witnessed that

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disappointment. They need to be

wrapped in cotton wool and built up

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again as well. You need somebody to

start the ball rolling, and when

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that happens, it's amazing what you

can achieve as a team.

Exactly.

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Thinking back to Canada, Vancouver

in 2010. Canada took ages to win

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their first gold medal but ended up

leading the table at the end as host

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nation, incredibly important to

them. And that ice hockey final was

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huge. We will not finish top of the

medal table, but we don't have the

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strength. But the target of five is

still perfectly achievable,

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particularly with the skeleton

riders

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particularly with the skeleton

riders going so fast in training

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with new suits that are clearly

helping. Where they had only

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predicted with skeleton, top eight

and maybe one medal, that could be

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better. Potentially one or two to

come from curling and maybe

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something from skiing or

snowboarding. Bobsleigh could get a

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medal. And Elise Christie still has

two more events, and they are her

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stronger events. She is world

champion in both of them. Sarah Com

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you said all along the

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champion in both of them. Sarah Com

you said all along the trouble with

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500 metres is when one thing goes

wrong you don't have time to

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recover.

There really is no room for

error. She had a couple of little

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bumps. Her hand was taken away from

her, but in longer distances she is

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really strong. If something happens

and there is a mistake, you have

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time to make up for it. But the 500

is over before you know it stop what

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it reminds me a little bit of Andy

Murray getting beaten by Roger

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Federer at Wimbledon.

After that he

picked himself up and won Wimbledon

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and the Olympic gold medal. Elise

Christie knows how to do it. And she

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will not start playing it safe.

People are saying she is a different

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athlete. We are all panicking

because we saw it happen four years

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ago and it started a downward

spiral. She isn't that person any

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more and she needs to remember that.

She can't put superstition around

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the word Olympics. She is a world

champion. There is not much

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difference. She needs to believe

it's the same event she has done so

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many times in the last four years.

She has to say, the Olympics is not

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a bad word. The and pigs is the

Goodwood. I am here to show my sport

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and my strength. -- the Olympics is

the good word.

We saw the action

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unfold live on BBC One earlier. In

ice hockey, Canada winning the gold

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medal on the final day of

competition in Vancouver. They have

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been very dominant in women's ice

hockey. We would expect Canada to

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get through to the final. They might

well meet their North American

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neighbours, the USA. The USA Today

took on the Olympic athletes of

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Russia. This is what happened.

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Recent results haven't been good

against the USA. COMMENTATOR: And

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they love scoring against the

Russians. That is fired in from the

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point from Bellamy.

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point from Bellamy. Bellamy with a

relatively innocuous shot, but there

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was enough on its to cause problems.

The rebound pops out again.

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The rebound pops out again. Jocelyn

on the rebound.

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on the rebound. The valiant defence

of the Olympic athletes from Russia

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is breached. It has taken a while.

It helps when you have the telepathy

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of the twins. There could be another

chance... What a goal.

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chance... What a goal. Doubling up,

this time it was all about the skill

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from Jocelyne Lamoureux. Before it

was all about perseverance and

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strength and now it's the

razzle-dazzle. Fake the goalkeeper

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and plan to home the puck and the US

are in control. STUDIO: The

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supporters have more to cheer

because a fourth scored for the USA,

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and they lead 4-0. We will shortly

join the third period of that match

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live. Bearing in mind the USA beat

Russia 7-0 at last year's World

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Championships. Strong favourites for

that, with possibly more goals to

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come. Five-time... Trying to me 52nd

gold medal, Canada, up against

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Finland. Canada are strong

favourites for. -- trying to win

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their fifth consecutive gold medal.

COMMENTATOR: Finland know what it

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takes. They have beaten this

Canadian side is not so long ago.

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Other meetings between the pair have

taken a couple of empty net goals.

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They have been very close going into

the final three or four minutes of

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games. That will be one of the keys

of this game, not to make mistakes

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like that. This could be an

opportunity. Fines are blessed with

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the back door.

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Melodie Daoust picks out the past to

Augusta.

Wakefield, Spooner was

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offside again.

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offside again. Right out in front,

what a finish.

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what a finish. Play is continuing.

This is remarkable. They were sure

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the puck was in the back of the net.

The referee was standing right

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there. We will go to a video replay

to see if this went in and out in

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the blink of an eye.

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the blink of an eye. That's a goal.

After video review, we have a good

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goal.

They will put the time back on

the clock that elapsed from that

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moment. Canada now leading 2-0.

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Still Fortino. Working it back to

the blue line.

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The pressure paid for Canada.

You

can only stem the tide for a while.

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Up the middle Saulnier with a great

shot.

So authoritative and precise.

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This for the Finn s to try and make

something happen. They put it

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towards the net and chance, can they

score in they force

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score in they force it over the

line. It is a goal for history. She

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needed three bites of cherry.

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needed three bites of cherry.

Very

fast, terrific execution. Caused

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Finland -- caught Finland on their

heels. They were able to spin

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through through to 4. In the end it

was playing it out. The net minder

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was called on a few times, but not

enough from a Finnish perspective.

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Canada are through to the semi times

with a strong performance against

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the Finnish side who couldn't do

enough.

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STUDIO:

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enough.

STUDIO: Stewed There are loads of

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places to try hockey in Britain.

Yes

we have an ice hockey league. On our

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web-site there is a lot of details

of how to get involved. We have been

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sent so many people of young people

loving it with their cardboard

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helmets.

We are going to switch from

short track speed skating to long

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track. Explain the differences. It

is not just the style and the length

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of it.

It is a completely discipline

and there is not a lot of cross

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over. Some people do make the

switch. The athletes are difficult.

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Long track athletes are taller. It

is on a 400 metre track. So it is

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much smaller.

It is about gliding

and they put their hands behind

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their back.

And huge quads.

Here is

the men's 1,500 metres, known as the

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race of kings.

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the men's 1,500 metres, known as the

race of kings. COMMENTATOR:.

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Patrick Roest, silver in the World

Championship.

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Three and three quarter laps, the

men's 1,500. The Dutchman in the

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orange and blue against the Kiwi.

Patrick Roest is a young upstart. He

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made the Olympic team almost as a

surprise. He I think surprised

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himself that he made the team. He is

only 22. His first Olympic race.

He

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probably has something to prove to

the Dutch and he has got a good one

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going. That is a terrific opener.

Can he keep up that pace? That is

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always the question in the 1,500.

They come out fast. But that last

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500 takes so much out of you. You

have got to have something left in

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the tank to be successful.

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the tank to be successful.

This

shows how deep the Dutch team is,

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they can have a 22-year-old come in

and reach a level you wouldn't

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expect. And Kay has come from

in-line skating. His biggest chance

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in the Olympics is in another event.

He will be using this as a warm up.

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1,100 metres down and Roest is still

flying. 400 to go.

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flying. 400 to go. Roest looks as if

he is bound and determined to take

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the lead.

He has nothing to lose.

You can see that left arm flailing.

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I would like to see that nice and

tight on his back. But he is doing

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everything he can.

Roest at the

line. There is your leader. 1.44.86,

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a solid skate from Patrick Roest of

the Netherlands.

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the Netherlands. Oda from Japan. He

finished 16th last year.

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Nuis only raced the 1,500 twice and

his best was a third in Calgary.

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Nuis and Oda. Nuis on the left in

the blue and orange. Oda on the

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right in the black and white.

Excellent start for Nuis. Comes off

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the line quickly. Nuis is one of my

favourite skaters. He is flawless

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technically. Excellent position,

look at how low his shoulders are.

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Everything is going into the ice.

This is a good pair and a fast pair.

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The opens times are fast.

This is

where we are starting to get into

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the flight of skaters who are going

to challenge Roest and most likely

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surpass him. Nuis has not made the

Olympics the last two times he has

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tried. He has been criticised for

not stepping up to the big

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competition and he has worked to get

that pressure under control.

Nuis is

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the leader right now, can he keep it

going? In the men's 1,500 metres.

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Nuis trying to take down the time of

his team mate. You can see that

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black virtual leader line and he is

miles ahead of it now.

It would take

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a huge event to prevent Nuis from

making it to the top of the

0:38:470:38:52

leaderboard. He looks beautiful

skating. He is keeping it together.

0:38:520:38:55

There is no sign of tying up. He

just looked awesome.

He is going

0:38:550:39:02

into the inner, coming out of inner

and he is still looking smooth. This

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is is Nuis of the Netherlands. And

naus has done it -- Nuis has done

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it. Your new race leader is Nuis of

the Netherlands, the 28-year-old,

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the world shamp yon has moved --

champion has moved into the Olympic

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spotlight.

I think he can put the

critics to side now. He stepped it

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up today. That was a beautiful race.

The last 50 metres was the only part

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he broke down a bit. The last lap

wasn't as strong as Roest. But what

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a beautiful race, he was calm,

relaxed and smooth the entire race.

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That is the first one we have seen

today that I would say was close to

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a perfect race. He said his most

perfect race was at the Olympic

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trials to just to make the team. He

made the team after two attempts.

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Love that race. The love the

intensity.

A huge roar from the

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crowd from Kilp MinSeok.

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Kilp

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m

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Kim on the the right. Silovs on the

right.

We don't see that stance as

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much. It works for some people. They

are mimicking the track and field

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stars. Hoping they can get off the

line quicker with that technique.

We

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have seen how important that opening

can be.

0:41:120:41:20

can be. And for Silovs.

Silovs

getting comfortable, the country

0:41:240:41:31

doesn't have a background in speed

skating. He has moved around the

0:41:310:41:36

world looking for a group to train

with. He has been all over. He just

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tries to find what he can, where he

can get it.

Two laps to go for this

0:41:400:41:51

pair. Seok and Silovs.

0:41:510:42:02

pair. Seok and Silovs.

Can they get

the speed they need with this

0:42:020:42:04

technique.

0:42:040:42:09

technique.

The crowd really getting

behind Kim Min Seok. He has picked

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it up. Has he got enough?

Still two

arms behind the back. That is so

0:42:150:42:22

rare towards the end of the race.

The shoulders are moving from side

0:42:220:42:26

to side. This is the strategy and it

is working.

The crowd bringing home

0:42:260:42:31

the local favourite. Silovs trying

to catch him, but he won't. Here is

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the time. It puts him into the

bronze medal spot at 1.44.93 for

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Silovs who goes to fourth.

Impressive race by that young

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18-year-old, he is only 18 years

old. He is now in third place

0:42:590:43:03

position. I don't expect that will

happen. We have a lot of better

0:43:030:43:08

skaters to come. But we are starting

to see everyone start to fill that

0:43:080:43:13

gap on Patrick Roest's time. A good

race by Kim. I was impressed by his

0:43:130:43:20

two arms around the back all the

way. That is hard to do when you're

0:43:200:43:23

trying to get speed early in the

race.

What a future that young man

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has if he continues to improve. Naus

of the Netherlands the leader

0:43:290:43:36

followed by Roest. And then Kim, the

Young South Korean moving into the

0:43:360:43:44

bronze medal position. Two skaters

left in the men's 1,500 metres.

0:43:440:43:53

Pedersen and Mantia. There is

Mantia, 32 years of age, from the

0:44:040:44:10

United States. He won the mass start

at the US trials. 7th in the 1,500

0:44:100:44:18

at the same worlds. 21st in the

1,500 in Sochi. Joey Mantia of the

0:44:180:44:28

US on the left. Pedersen of Norway

on the right.

0:44:280:44:41

on the right.

Pedersen, the only one

left can who salvage things for

0:44:410:44:46

Norway. He is a small, compact

skater. He is very smooth. I expect

0:44:460:44:52

to see him strong at the end of

race.

0:44:520:45:04

The opening times not the fastest.

23.27 for Mantia.

0:45:050:45:17

23.27 for Mantia.

Pedersen looks

more relaxed than Henrikson. You

0:45:170:45:22

can't do the two arms if it is not

working for you. I think they're

0:45:220:45:26

behind now the first lap time.

0:45:260:45:34

Pedersen doing his best to get a bit

of a draft off Mantia. The middle

0:45:400:45:45

part of the race is critical, keep

the turnover high and the tempo

0:45:450:45:50

going and do your best to keep the

technique together going into the

0:45:500:45:54

last lap.

They heard the bell, less

than 400 metres to go for Pedersen

0:45:540:46:00

and Mantia. 1:44.01 is the time to

beat.

Not sure what happened with

0:46:000:46:08

Pedersen, looks like he almost went

down. Maybe he hit a patch of ice

0:46:080:46:12

that was repaired.

0:46:120:46:17

that was repaired.

Mantia will

finish with the inner advantage.

0:46:180:46:21

Both farms working as they drive to

the line. And Mantia can't beat the

0:46:210:46:26

time. Pedersen is ninth, giving

South Korea a bronze. And the Dutch

0:46:260:46:37

are gold and silver. But the crowd

erupts at the Oval because a South

0:46:370:46:45

Korean has won a bronze medal in the

men's 1500 metres.

0:46:450:46:57

The 18-year-old South Korean, taking

home a bronze medal. STUDIO: There

0:47:070:47:12

have been four speed track events so

far for medals, and all four

0:47:120:47:18

gold-medal Sabin won by the

Netherlands. They are dominating, so

0:47:180:47:22

strong.

They have such strength in

numbers in Holland. Go to any long

0:47:220:47:31

track ice rink, so many everywhere.

And you have youngsters starting

0:47:310:47:36

early. It's a strong sport for them.

And less chaotic than short track.

0:47:360:47:42

Not as exciting to watch, that's

true. There will be a loss to

0:47:420:47:45

reflect on throughout the afternoon.

Hazel Irvine will be here. And there

0:47:450:47:49

still live sport going on in

Pyeongchang where it is coming up to

0:47:490:47:55

almost 11pm. USA leading the

athletes of Russia in the women's

0:47:550:48:02

ice hockey. COMMENTATOR: The USA

trying to push home their advantage.

0:48:020:48:10

A sensational second session from

the Americans where they scored

0:48:100:48:14

three goals in under three minutes

including two in under six seconds

0:48:140:48:19

from Jocelyne Lamoureux. It gave

them the opportunity. As Emily

0:48:190:48:27

Pfalzer has a shot into the body.

The Americans showing their power as

0:48:270:48:30

the game goes on. They want to put

the game to bed.

It took awhile for

0:48:300:48:35

the game to get going but you felt

it was just a matter of time before

0:48:350:48:39

the Americans were able to break the

wall of the Russian team. The

0:48:390:48:49

Olympic athletes from Russia,.

0:48:490:49:02

Pavlova goes to the net, but it's

too high.

0:49:050:49:12

too high. Really skilful play from

the Russian player.

0:49:130:49:23

the Russian player. They can't make

use of the space

0:49:230:49:33

use of the space with Amanda Kessel.

Lee Stecklein is an experienced

0:49:330:49:42

defender, shuffling it forward. This

game has been a lot of fun so far.

0:49:420:49:46

The rebound comes out, just

0:49:460:49:58

The rebound comes out, just over

from Breanna Decker, who was odds-on

0:49:590:50:00

to score. The game is wide open

right now.

We talked about that,

0:50:000:50:07

Russia have to open up the game,

down four. They need to get one or

0:50:070:50:12

two to make it closer. They can't

hold back like they did through the

0:50:120:50:16

first 30 minutes of the game. It

will allow more opportunities for

0:50:160:50:20

the American team.

The chance for

Hilary Knight. A bit of danger here.

0:50:200:50:33

The Americans facing it from

Pavlova.

0:50:330:50:40

Pavlova.

Emily Pfalzer coming down

with a left-handed shot. Goals of

0:50:400:50:45

the helmet of Nicole Hensley, the

American netminder. The

0:50:450:50:50

controversial helmet we talked about

at the start of the game.

0:50:500:50:57

at the start of the game. Making a

big save from America.

The Americans

0:50:580:51:05

trying to wriggle away. Well stood

up at the blue line. Worked forward.

0:51:050:51:16

The Americans back in possession

with Monique Lamoureux. To Jocelyne

0:51:160:51:24

Lamoureux, the twins combining and

getting it to the zone, as they have

0:51:240:51:27

so many times. Jocelyne Lamoureux

with two goals. It goes out in front

0:51:270:51:34

and Jocelyne Lamoureux tries to

force it home. The Lamoureux twins

0:51:340:51:38

are working ever so hard together.

They have been a standout players on

0:51:380:51:42

the American team. A little

deflection took it away. A snap pass

0:51:420:51:54

from Kelly Pannek. The two sisters

grinding

0:51:540:52:12

grinding this puck. Offside will be

called and that gives us a good

0:52:130:52:18

opportunity to discuss the

goal-tending mask that became a big

0:52:180:52:21

controversy in the last few hours.

About half an hour before the game

0:52:210:52:26

we saw a report come through saying

that the IOC was considering making

0:52:260:52:31

the two American goal-tenders cover

up the statue of liberty that they

0:52:310:52:34

have on their masks. It's part of

the design. In the IOC's guidelines

0:52:340:52:40

they say no item may feature the

wording all the rix from national

0:52:400:52:47

anthems, motivational words, public

or political messaging or slogans

0:52:470:52:50

relating to national identity. I

guess they deem the Statue of

0:52:500:52:53

Liberty falling into that category.

It seems the American team won the

0:52:530:52:58

argument because Hensley is wearing

her original mask. You can see the

0:52:580:53:03

Statue of Liberty. Interesting

sequence of events, the game within

0:53:030:53:09

the game, I guess. This time the IOC

and the USA hockey team. The only

0:53:090:53:18

thing you

0:53:180:53:23

thing you can see on the mask of the

Russian our sponsors names covered

0:53:240:53:38

with white tape.

From a

commentator's perspective, I kind of

0:53:380:53:44

like the big numbers on the front.

Lee Stecklein, the US leading 4-0

0:53:440:53:49

and heading towards the semifinals.

It will mean they get the

0:53:490:53:54

opportunity to have a little bit of

time off while the quarterfinals are

0:53:540:53:58

played. That's how the women's

competition works. If you are in

0:53:580:54:02

group one and finished the top two

spots... A big collision. Pain on

0:54:020:54:10

the face of Kidder Rover. She will

go back to the bench stability is

0:54:100:54:18

important to get a bit of extra

time. The first two teams in the

0:54:180:54:23

group, looks like it will be Canada

and the United States, they will get

0:54:230:54:26

an extra day off with a buy through

to the semifinals. They will get to

0:54:260:54:31

sit in the comfort of the Olympic

Village to watch the quarterfinals,

0:54:310:54:36

and that remains to be seen. We will

know who those teams are by

0:54:360:54:39

tomorrow. Whether it's Sweden and

Switzerland.

0:54:390:54:49

Switzerland. Hannah Brandt, a great

delay, passing it low. A wonderful

0:54:500:54:53

save. It was read brilliantly by

morals over. Hannah Brandt with a

0:54:530:55:02

beautiful pass.

0:55:020:55:08

beautiful pass.

Morozova has done

her job since she came down. She has

0:55:080:55:12

seen a lot of rubber since she came

on for five minutes ago.

The Olympic

0:55:120:55:20

athletes from Russia give possession

away again. Hannah Brandt with a

0:55:200:55:25

pass through the middle, but she was

falling. Pavlova sneaks into the

0:55:250:55:29

zone. Takes a suspicious look at her

skates, maybe they let her down.

0:55:290:55:37

We'd like to see more of Pavlova. In

the two games we have seen already,

0:55:370:55:42

she has had a handful where we have

seen, she has terrific hands and she

0:55:420:55:49

can be a difference maker out there.

Outside of that come you don't

0:55:490:55:53

notice very much at all and part of

that is because she is playing

0:55:530:55:57

against Canada, and the Americans

have not had the puck on their stick

0:55:570:56:01

a lot, but she gives the impression

she can things happen.

0:56:010:56:08

she can things happen.

Shokhina deep

inside her own zone. The Americans

0:56:120:56:16

with Bellamy, who opened up the

scoring in this one. Hilary Knight

0:56:160:56:21

gets it out in front. Two or three

chances. Knight. The ice and the

0:56:210:56:29

puck is still alive. Eventually,

puck will clear. They get it out of

0:56:290:56:38

their own zone. Great passing from

the Americans to make their way

0:56:380:56:42

through.

Good to see coin and knight

playing so well in this third

0:56:420:56:46

period. Once again, morals over up

to the challenge. Terrific speed and

0:56:460:56:51

support coming up into the OAR zone.

It's a chance for Lamoureux, looking

0:56:510:57:05

for the hat-trick, but it's across

goal. The feed was bullied. The

0:57:050:57:09

first save was good, but the second

was so close. -- the feed was

0:57:090:57:15

brilliant. The Lamoureux sisters

have been so good, bikini Americans,

0:57:150:57:23

strapping them on their backs and

shoving them towards the semifinals.

0:57:230:57:30

-- picking the Americans up,

strapping them on their backs. A bit

0:57:300:57:34

of devil in their play.

Went to the

University of North Dakota. Their

0:57:340:57:41

brothers played there as well. A

real hockey family, the Lamoureux

0:57:410:57:46

twins.

0:57:460:57:52

twins.

Long skate for Keller, under

pressure. Deep into the zone.

0:57:520:57:59

Looking for help. Keller is back in

possession. The first pass is a good

0:57:590:58:04

one to Meghan Duggan, the captain of

the side. One of the more

0:58:040:58:08

experienced players.

0:58:080:58:14

When you are up 4-0, we talk about

how there is a lot of hockey in a

0:58:140:58:19

short amount of time. The pass from

Lamoureux, back door to her sister.

0:58:190:58:23

It was rolling a little bit, so she

could get all of it. Kendall Coyne,

0:58:230:58:31

right onto the tape of Brianna

Decker. A great save from the OAR

0:58:310:58:41

netminder.

0:58:410:58:46

netminder.

Brianna Decker is one of

the fastest players in this

0:58:460:58:50

tournament, a real speedster on the

ice. Into the zone. Duggan wanted

0:58:500:58:56

it. Cleared away.

0:58:560:59:02

it. Cleared away. Sosina, the

captain of the Olympic athletes of

0:59:060:59:08

Russia. The Americans are just happy

to have some possession here.

0:59:080:59:18

Heading up the ice. We'll see how

many of the Russian players are back

0:59:180:59:23

there. It loops over the top four

Hannah Brandt, and she scores.

0:59:230:59:29

Number five, taken out of the air by

Hannah Brandt, batting it in from a

0:59:290:59:34

couple of inches. Morozova was

beaten. And Hannah Brandt scores as

0:59:340:59:41

the US head to the final four in

some style.

Hannah Brandt was coming

0:59:410:59:45

off the bench. A loose puck jumped

to the middle of the ice. One shot

0:59:450:59:52

at it, the rebound went up and into

the air. The Russian player is

0:59:520:59:56

arguing, thinking it might have gone

off the glove of Hannah Brandt. We

0:59:561:00:01

will check this angle to see if we

can get the exact view we want.

1:00:011:00:09

It might be her glove that punches

in. We will see if it goes to video

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review.

1:00:161:00:21

review. You can't direct the puck

into the goal with your hand.

We go

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to video review. We have had some

interesting ones so far. This is

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another one. It is not the usual

kind of play you would get to go to

1:00:331:00:38

video review. It is generally

whether the puck's crossed the line.

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You're looking for the hand making

contact with the puck.

Did you see

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her hand open up? She is holding on

to her stick. A great first shot

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from Brandt. The other angle you can

see her hand open up a bit. That is

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not allowed. I think this will come

back. But because it was called a

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goal on the ice, you need proof and

I think we saw it there from the net

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cam. You can see her fingers come

off her stick and open up a bit and

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because of that...

You saw the

fingers move as well.

Brandt

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celebrated like she did nothing

wrong. But this is definitely going

1:01:251:01:28

to be called back.

She may have felt

she opened her hand to be able to

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use the stick and that it may have

hit some of the stick as well as the

1:01:331:01:38

fingers. Hannah Brand t has a sister

playing in this tournament. Her

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sister plays on the Korea team.

Marisa was born in Korea and

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eventually headed back to America,

where she was adopted by the Brandt

1:01:541:01:58

family. A long conversation. I think

this is bag news for Megan Duggan. I

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think this will be washed out. One

more look. Did it off off the

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fingers are not. No goal!

I think

that's the right call.

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that's the right call. Hannah Brand

t a bit frustrated. But she knows it

1:02:251:02:29

went off her fingers.

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Brandt

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Can the Americans find that fifth

goal? They thought they had it. But

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it has been the day of VAR -

individual yes review. And -- video

1:02:481:02:55

review. And there was a goal earlier

in the day that wasn't given that

1:02:551:03:00

looked like it was actually in the

net. Now another goal that again in

1:03:001:03:07

real time looked clear. But with the

use of video technology, the answer

1:03:071:03:11

is actually that it shouldn't have

been given and it's been wiped

1:03:111:03:18

offches -- off.

1:03:181:03:30

Keller has centre ice will look to

bring back in again.

1:03:321:03:39

Another good save down low. Knight

trying to force that one in short

1:03:461:03:58

side. Stecklein. A quick exchange of

passes. Another good save from

1:03:581:04:13

passes. Another good save from More

from the keeper.

1:04:131:04:24

Again that takes a big deflection.

Morozova does well. Finally some

1:04:281:04:33

relief. An opportunity to take a

shot. Kulishova falls over.

1:04:331:04:47

Nowhere to go for the Americans for

the moment.

1:04:511:05:00

Lamoureux goes back again. Bellamy

takes it on.

1:05:001:05:11

Jocelyn Lamoureux tries to feed it

back to her sister again. But it is

1:05:211:05:25

just a little behind. Can you

imagine being the third wheel on

1:05:251:05:31

that line? You must wonder at times

what you would have to do.

It is a

1:05:311:05:36

difficult role to have, but it is a

very important role. Although it

1:05:361:05:42

looks like the Lamoureuxes just have

eyes for each other, you need that

1:05:421:05:46

other person out there. You need a

person like Panic that can be there.

1:05:461:06:02

The captain looking for the pass out

in front.

1:06:021:06:09

in front. Under six minutes to go.

1:06:141:06:17

Sosina is tired now.

1:06:391:06:46

Marvin got there first and helped it

into the net. That was the fourth

1:06:461:06:50

goal and the third in three

explosive minutes - two from Jocelyn

1:06:501:06:58

Lamoureux and one from Marvin after

Bellamy had given the US the lead in

1:06:581:07:03

the first period.

1:07:031:07:10

the first period. Under five minutes

to go in the game.

1:07:101:07:17

to go in the game. Cameranesi gets

bumped.

1:07:181:07:26

They have created more in this game

after being put together yesterday.

1:07:261:07:31

Kessel is somebody we expected to

see a lot of. She has had a quiet

1:07:311:07:35

couple of games, but shes the type

of play hear the can break out in a

1:07:351:07:39

hurry.

It falls almost to Kessel.

1:07:391:07:51

Cameranesi stuck in there.

1:07:591:08:02

Hilary Knight on her backhand side.

A good save. Morozova stayed square

1:08:101:08:15

to the shooter. Decker gives it her

best. Knight pokes it out in front

1:08:151:08:25

and Morozova will hold on. Knight

with fabulous shot. One of best

1:08:251:08:31

shooters in the American game. But

not troubled the scorers so far.

As

1:08:311:08:37

the game ticks on, Hilary Knight

didn't need that goal. But she would

1:08:371:08:41

have loved to put one in the back of

the OAR goal. Just to get her first

1:08:411:08:49

of this Olympic tournament. Like you

said, she is going to be counted

1:08:491:08:55

upon before this tournament's over,

we can see her pick this puck up.

1:08:551:09:06

Gets

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Gets ahead of Smolina. Not one

player over 20 minutes ice time. The

1:09:111:09:20

most is Goncharenko.

1:09:201:09:26

most is Goncharenko. Looks like it

is going to be Stecklein at 19. 39.

1:09:261:09:32

A bit different than we saw that

game earlier today, Finland and

1:09:321:09:37

Canada, where they each had a couple

of players over 20 minutes.

You're

1:09:371:09:42

talking about 40 seconds sprints, it

is the equivalent of running three

1:09:421:09:47

or four hundred metres, that kind of

activity you're going to do 25-plus

1:09:471:09:53

times in a game. It takes it toll.

The Russian fans have been up and

1:09:531:10:02

dancing and chanting and cheering.

The game has been placed in a very

1:10:021:10:05

good atmosphere.

1:10:051:10:09

That is tipped out in front. There

is Knight, gets cross-checked to the

1:10:171:10:25

ice by Goncharenko. Clean house.

It

is a physical, physical game. It is

1:10:251:10:30

a battle. And it gives you an

example of why you need so much

1:10:301:10:34

rest. Here is the long shot from

Stecklein. A good save by Morozova

1:10:341:10:42

and Goncharenko gives her a little

reminder of if you're going to be

1:10:421:10:47

that close to my goalie, I'm going

to let you know that you're maybe

1:10:471:10:52

going to watch on you were backside.

The reaction is how is that not a

1:10:521:10:57

penalty? It is a question that will

remain unanswered by us, because I

1:10:571:11:02

don't think there is a good one.

Final three minutes of the game. The

1:11:021:11:07

US are heading towards the

semi-finals. But they have had a

1:11:071:11:11

good work out. They have had to work

hard to get the goals they have had.

1:11:111:11:18

Sosina goes wide. Flies one across

the face of goal and it takes a

1:11:181:11:24

deflection and comes back off the

netting.

Considering the last time

1:11:241:11:32

they played, was 7-0 to the merps --

Americans. So slightly better. But

1:11:321:11:38

unless they score in the last two

minutes and change here, it willing

1:11:381:11:43

be three straight games where the

Olympic Athletes of Russia are yet

1:11:431:11:51

to score against the United States.

It breaks to Kerr. -- Keller.

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I have been impressed with Keller on

the back end. She has done a good

1:12:071:12:11

job.

1:12:111:12:19

Marvin links the pass to Duggan,

that is a good short pass.

1:12:251:12:30

Now here come the Russians. The shot

will come high. A chop on the hands,

1:12:331:12:38

that will have been a painful one

that.

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that.

It is interesting, Seth, we

have seen now 12 shots fired by the

1:12:471:12:53

OAR. The majority of them have all

been up really high.

Great move to

1:12:531:12:59

middle and there is a faller and

another goal! That is the fifth and

1:12:591:13:05

this time Brandt gets the reward.

Having had one taken away, this time

1:13:051:13:09

she finds the net and she knows it

is going to count. The USA happy,

1:13:091:13:17

they will high five, they're through

to the semi-finals and they now know

1:13:171:13:22

the small matter of a match up

against Canada is their next group

1:13:221:13:26

game.

It is a terrific pass from

Keller. In her own zone,

1:13:261:13:36

Keller. In her own zone, he finds

Cameranesi and Brandt picks up the

1:13:371:13:40

loose puck and fakes it to her --

takes it to her backhand for the

1:13:401:13:45

finish.

1:13:451:13:53

finish. Great anticipation from

Brandt to jump on that loose puck.

1:13:531:13:59

And make no mistake by put being it

in the net.

1:13:591:14:05

There is still time for more in this

from the Americans.

1:14:051:14:14

It has been given away. Thisan

opportunity for the Olympic Athletes

1:14:151:14:27

from Russia.

1:14:271:14:32

Into the final minute and the

Americans well worth their 5-0

1:14:321:14:38

advantage as Sosina goes wide. Is

there an opportunity for the

1:14:381:14:41

Russians to make something happen

here? Thrown into the corner. Sosina

1:14:411:14:46

first to it.

1:14:461:14:54

Now Coyne gets it back into her own

zone. Nobody wants to take the puck

1:14:551:15:01

on. It is like a hot potato. Finally

some calmness on the flight. Decker

1:15:011:15:08

finds Coyne.

1:15:081:15:16

Everybody playing the pass. It goes

to the net. A big dip from decker.

1:15:161:15:22

Into the final few seconds. And the

Russians will clear that one now.

1:15:221:15:31

Fist bumps all round from the

coaching staff from the Americans.

1:15:341:15:37

Still plenty for them to work on.

They shut out, but at times they

1:15:371:15:42

found it very difficult to break

down the Olympic athletes from

1:15:421:15:46

Russia. In the end, goals from

Jocelyne Lamoureux, one from Marvin

1:15:461:15:52

and one from Hannah Brandt, and the

Americans march on, qualifying for

1:15:521:15:56

the semifinals with a 5-0 victory

over the Olympic athletes from

1:15:561:16:02

Russia will stop STUDIO: That means

the Canadians and USA are both

1:16:021:16:07

straight through to the semifinals.

They cannot be overhauled in group

1:16:071:16:11

A. They will play in a match that is

the last of those matches, Canada

1:16:111:16:18

against the USA, which looks like

it'll be a dress for the final. The

1:16:181:16:24

Canadians are going for five gold

medals in a row. -- a dress

1:16:241:16:28

rehearsal for the final.

1:16:281:16:30

medals in a row. -- a dress

rehearsal for the final. Fantastic

1:16:301:16:32

to be with you until 6pm. An

important day for the Winter

1:16:321:16:38

Olympics world and Great Britain's

medal chances. The bosses set a

1:16:381:16:43

target of five medals at the games,

which would be the best Winter

1:16:431:16:47

Olympic medal haul ever. Would the

first of them come this afternoon?

1:16:471:16:52

We have been waiting four days to

get answers to that. But Elise

1:16:571:17:01

Christie has been searching for

answers for four years. The 500

1:17:011:17:04

metre sprint is the event that

signalled the start of a Sochi

1:17:041:17:09

nightmare for the Scot. Would there

be a turnaround in these Olympics,

1:17:091:17:14

the world record-holder lining up

earlier this afternoon. This is a

1:17:141:17:18

first, the inaugural mixed doubles

curling final. Some heavyweight

1:17:181:17:26

nations, Canada and Switzerland

contesting the final. Hurry up and

1:17:261:17:29

wait for the Alpine skiers so far.

Men's combined, one run downhill and

1:17:291:17:36

two slalom with a first gold medal

up for grabs. And we go to the Oval

1:17:361:17:40

again for the so-called race of

Kings, the men's 1500 metres. And

1:17:401:17:45

for once, the Dutch were not the

runaway favourites for gold. The

1:17:451:17:49

standout stars of snowboarding and

most likely the games in action,

1:17:491:17:54

America's Chloe Kim in the half pipe

final, and our first sighting of the

1:17:541:17:59

flying tomato, Shaun White, in

qualifying. Sarah Lindsay is with us

1:17:591:18:05

once again. Great to see you on a

moment of sporting significance for

1:18:051:18:10

Elise Christie and British Short

track speed skating. You and Nicky

1:18:101:18:15

Gooch, long-standing friends, he was

your coach, and is also the culture

1:18:151:18:19

of Elise Christie. You were in touch

with the team this morning before

1:18:191:18:23

the 500 metre final. What was the

mindset before today?

I spoke to the

1:18:231:18:29

director Stuart Lang, and he said

the team was very positive. They

1:18:291:18:34

knew what today meant, and there was

a huge amount of pressure, but

1:18:341:18:39

everybody felt positive going into

the competition.

It's a pure sprint,

1:18:391:18:43

500 metres. It was your special

event, making the final in Turin.

1:18:431:18:48

What is paramount going into the

latter stages of this competition?

1:18:481:18:53

It depends a little bit on the type

of athlete you are. If you are a

1:18:531:18:57

natural sprinter then the start will

become very important to you. If you

1:18:571:19:02

are slightly more towards the longer

distances, then just getting into a

1:19:021:19:06

good position so you are not caught

up in any of the fights that go on

1:19:061:19:09

in the middle of the race and saving

yourself to make good overtakes at

1:19:091:19:13

the end.

Could Britain's Blade

Runner come good at the end? This

1:19:131:19:18

was a chance number one.

1:19:181:19:26

They've gone down.

Important for

Elise Christie to make a clean

1:19:341:19:43

start.

Christie out of the gate

quickly. She still leads. Christie

1:19:431:19:50

wins it.

1:19:501:19:57

COMMENTATOR: Two of these three will

go through to the semifinal. Let's

1:19:571:20:03

see if they can get round the first

bend this time, at the third round

1:20:031:20:06

of asking. And they do. Arianna

Fontana, as expected, has the speed

1:20:061:20:11

to go in front. The outsider is the

Polish skater. It's a four and a

1:20:111:20:20

half lap race. The absence of St

Gelais has made life easier for

1:20:201:20:28

Fontana, giving Van Kerkhof a good

opportunity to go through here as

1:20:281:20:31

well. I don't think Maliszewska will

have the speed to get past the

1:20:311:20:40

Dutchwoman. Van Kerkhof in second

place behind Fontana. Arianna

1:20:401:20:50

Fontana from Italy, the silver

medallist of 2014. Andy Yara van

1:20:501:20:55

Kerkhof from the Netherlands are

through to the semifinals. And not a

1:20:551:21:00

very quick time.

43.1 four. It means

when Fontana goes through, I

1:21:001:21:06

predicted Fontana would win. Again,

if Elise Christie wins this one,

1:21:061:21:11

depending on her time and the

winning remaining times for the

1:21:111:21:16

other quarterfinals, Fontana could

meet Christie in the semifinal.

1:21:161:21:20

Confirmation of the result of the

first quarterfinal. Marianne St

1:21:201:21:25

Gelais, one of those who would have

been a strong medal contender, is

1:21:251:21:29

out of the competition already.

There is Elise Christie, the world

1:21:291:21:34

record-holder at this distance.

Andrea Keszler of Hungary. Kim

1:21:341:21:43

Boutin of Canada is ranked number

for this winter. And the German on

1:21:431:21:48

the outside.

1:21:481:21:53

the outside. The opening corner

taken by Kim Boutin of Canada.

1:21:531:21:57

Christie settling in in second

place.

1:21:571:22:03

place. Christie, Smart move, sliding

through on the inside and taking

1:22:071:22:10

advantage of a Kim Boutin. These two

are the favourites to go through

1:22:101:22:14

from this and they should be the

class of the field. At the moment,

1:22:141:22:18

that's exactly what it looks like.

It'll be interesting to see the time

1:22:181:22:23

Elise Christie posts. Christie

leading the way on the last lap. At

1:22:231:22:26

the moment she will be through to

the semifinals. Kim Boutin behind

1:22:261:22:31

her. Christie towards the line.

Elise Christie takes it. Kim Boutin

1:22:311:22:37

slides over the line on her backside

and Elise Christie has successfully

1:22:371:22:41

negotiated the first hurdle of the

day.

It was a superb time. A new

1:22:411:22:47

Olympic record, I think, if that

time remains.

The unofficial time

1:22:471:22:53

says 42.71 seconds. 42.870 is the

Olympic record, held by Kristi at

1:22:531:23:00

the moment.

Superb start from the

Canadian skater. It worked quite

1:23:001:23:07

well for Christie, who had the first

one and a half laps, had time to

1:23:071:23:13

relax. Normally in a World

Championships you have the heats and

1:23:131:23:17

quarterfinals and semifinals and

final all on the same day. So this

1:23:171:23:21

quarterfinal for her was trying to

get into the racing. We can see

1:23:211:23:26

Andrea Keszler sliding out as she

comes into the final turn. I don't

1:23:261:23:29

think the referees will have any say

over that. Clearly Christie is

1:23:291:23:34

number one and Kim Boutin is number

two.

It is confirmed as a new

1:23:341:23:38

Olympic record. Elise Christie and

Kim Boutin are through to the

1:23:381:23:45

semifinals. And Christie is going

faster and faster here.

1:23:451:23:49

Away they go in the third semifinal.

The five-time world champion is at

1:23:521:24:00

the front.

1:24:001:24:05

Maame Biney, the 17-year-old from

the United States is bringing up the

1:24:081:24:13

rear. Third in the world Junior

Championships only last year so it's

1:24:131:24:18

a big step up from her.

1:24:181:24:24

a big step up from her. Prosvirnova

goes to the front.

1:24:251:24:31

goes to the front. The ten time

world champion is behind her in

1:24:331:24:35

second.

1:24:351:24:41

second. Franck Azema -- Fan Kexin

behind Prosvirnova to go through to

1:24:411:24:54

the semifinals.

1:24:541:24:59

the semifinals. Choi Minjeong in the

white. Qu Chunyu in second place for

1:25:001:25:07

China. Four and a half laps of the

track. At the back, work to do.

1:25:071:25:20

track. At the back, work to do. A

little bit of air. Choi Minjeong is

1:25:211:25:26

still searching and sliding and

trying to find a way through. She

1:25:261:25:29

has the speed to do it and suddenly

Valcepina is being put under

1:25:291:25:32

pressure. Qu Chunyu is in there. It

will be a photo finish as they cross

1:25:321:25:38

the line. What a sensational final

lap.

Amazing skating at this Olympic

1:25:381:25:44

arena. It looks like Choi Minjeong

has made it.

The roars around the

1:25:441:25:52

stadium tell us Choi Minjeong has

got through in second place ahead of

1:25:521:25:57

Qu Chunyu.

It also means Christie is

by far the fastest qualifier, so she

1:25:571:26:04

will be assured of having the inner

lane for the semifinal.

Confirmation

1:26:041:26:08

of the result of the fourth

quarterfinal.

1:26:081:26:16

They are just resurfacing the ice

between the two events. Confirmation

1:26:161:26:20

that Elise Christie is the fastest

qualifier for the semifinals in a

1:26:201:26:25

new Olympic record time. Away they

go. Four and a half laps of the

1:26:251:26:31

track with Fontana making the best

start. The Italian, the five-time

1:26:311:26:36

Olympic medallist, leading the way.

Choi Minjeong in second. Fan at the

1:26:361:26:45

back has a lot to do. Fontana is

putting the pressure on with her and

1:26:451:26:50

Choi Minjeong leading the way.

Fontana is put under pressure by

1:26:501:26:59

Choi Minjeong. The pair of them come

to the line and take the bell. Choi

1:26:591:27:04

Minjeong takes the front with

Fontana in second. Quite a big gap.

1:27:041:27:11

Choi Minjeong looked really strong.

Arianna Fontana from Italy, silver

1:27:111:27:18

medallist four years ago, is group

to the final again. And Fan Kexin,

1:27:181:27:25

five-time finalist at this distance,

finishes third.

A surprising result.

1:27:251:27:36

Fontana makes it look so easy,

controlling the race from the front.

1:27:361:27:40

Waiting confirmation of the time,

because we think it could be an

1:27:401:27:44

Olympic record time. The record may

have gone by up to three tenths of a

1:27:441:27:48

second. Choi Minjeong, first over

the line. Arianna Fontana in second.

1:27:481:27:56

Waiting for official confirmation of

the result. And the Olympic record

1:27:561:28:00

has gone. Choi Minjeong, 42.4 to two

is the time.

1:28:001:28:11

Elise Christie, four and a half laps

to make it into the Olympic final

1:28:111:28:16

and the chance to race for gold.

Away first time and Christie is

1:28:161:28:23

second into the first corner. Kim

Boutin Canada in first place.

1:28:231:28:31

Christie is closing the door as Qu

Chunyu had a little luck. Kim Boutin

1:28:311:28:37

definitely got out of the blocks

quickly. Christie challenging on the

1:28:371:28:41

inside. Forced a little bit wide. Qu

Chunyu has gone down. Van Kerkhof is

1:28:411:28:48

out the front. Christie is in second

but Van Kerkhof leading from Elise

1:28:481:28:54

Christie, who is holding off the

challenge of Kim Boutin in third.

1:28:541:28:59

Round the bend they come and up

towards the line. Christie and Van

1:28:591:29:04

Kerkhof in a photo finish for first

place. I think Kim Boutin was third

1:29:041:29:09

over the line.

Kim Boutin got a

superb start and Christie stumbled a

1:29:091:29:16

little bit on the first corner. Came

through clearly. Kim Boutin was

1:29:161:29:22

knocked off balance. If Christie

remains in second, Kim Boutin, her

1:29:221:29:27

left arm comes across. If I was the

referee here, I would clearly be

1:29:271:29:32

penalising Kim Boutin.

A desperate

lunge for the line. Van Kerkhof and

1:29:321:29:39

Elise Christie stretching for it.

Waiting for the official

1:29:391:29:46

confirmation. Van Kerkhof just

marginally in front of Christie. We

1:29:461:29:49

are almost ready with the decision.

Qu Chunyu is penalised and will

1:29:491:29:55

finish last. And Kim Boutin, as you

can see from Canada, thoroughly

1:29:551:30:01

delighted, she has advanced from

third place into the final. This is

1:30:011:30:07

the line-up for the final with Choi

Minjeong of Korea, setting a new

1:30:071:30:11

Olympic record in the semifinal.

Arianna Fontana, Van Kerkhof, Elise

1:30:111:30:17

Christie and Kim Boutin are the

skaters to go for gold.

1:30:171:30:26

The women's final in the 500 metres.

A nation holds its breath. Away they

1:30:291:30:39

go, the final is on. They get away

first time. Van Kerkhof not with a

1:30:391:30:44

great start. Christie trying to move

through on the inside behind

1:30:441:30:50

Minjeong. Fontana lead. Christie is

in fourth. She has work to do to get

1:30:501:30:57

back into contention. We know she

has got the speed in her legs.

1:30:571:31:03

Fontana still leads. Up into third

was Christie. Now trying to hug the

1:31:031:31:10

inside line. Boutin almost collided

with Minjeong. But Christie crashes

1:31:101:31:17

out. Christie is out of it again. It

is a photo finish on the line

1:31:171:31:28

between Fontana and Choi Minjeong.

Well, what do I say there? There is

1:31:281:31:33

a video review going on as you can

see.

So it is a provisional result.

1:31:331:31:39

There is a penalty for Choi

Minjeong. Of Korea. Choi Minjeong

1:31:391:31:46

has been penalised and the home

crowd can't believe it. Fontana is

1:31:461:31:52

the Olympic champion. Van Kerkhof

takes have s silver and Boutin has

1:31:521:32:01

bronze. A crushing blow for Elise

Christie. She has to go away and try

1:32:011:32:07

and put it behind her.

Clearly very

disappointed, tell us what is going

1:32:071:32:12

through your mind.

1:32:121:32:13

disappointed, tell us what is going

through your mind.

Just I was

1:32:131:32:18

knocked over, I didn't fall on my

own. I don't give you any benefit

1:32:181:32:27

when somebody gets a penalty. It is

just tough. I worked so hard for the

1:32:271:32:32

500 and it's been taken away from

me. Even in the semi-final I got

1:32:321:32:36

crashed in and... Then got in lane

4. I know it's short track and I'm

1:32:361:32:46

supposed to be prepared for this,

but it is still hurts you know.

I

1:32:461:32:50

think we all feel for you right now.

Millions of people are watching back

1:32:501:32:55

home and they have seen your journey

and they're all supporting you, I

1:32:551:33:00

have looked at social media and

everybody's behind you. You have

1:33:001:33:05

come come back from this before.

Yeah, hopefully. I have got a few

1:33:051:33:11

days to reset and it is still almost

a week until my best distance. So

1:33:111:33:17

the positive is... I don't know...

Right now I just can't see living

1:33:171:33:23

with this feeling. I just... I mean

it is out of my control. I got

1:33:231:33:28

knocked over and that's that.

You do

have a lot of strong people behind

1:33:281:33:34

you, Nick your coach and your mum

and your roommate, who will be there

1:33:341:33:40

for you tonight. But as you said,

there is a lot to build on there.

1:33:401:33:44

Two Olympic records, it wasn't to be

tonight, but your favourite

1:33:441:33:47

distances to come. You might not

feel like it but there are

1:33:471:33:51

positives.

Yeah definitely. I'm

just, I don't think I will be taking

1:33:511:33:56

much positives tonight.

Listen,

Elise thanks, so sorry it didn't go

1:33:561:34:02

your way, but we will be back

supporting you on Saturday.

It was a

1:34:021:34:10

very tough interview to have to do

and to listen to as well. I wonder,

1:34:101:34:14

people all over the country, will be

saying, when will she get a break in

1:34:141:34:20

the Olympics. We have been talking

about this. This is not the Elise

1:34:201:34:23

Christie that is the brilliant

skater in World Championships and

1:34:231:34:28

World Cups that we see all the time.

This is is the problem. We see her

1:34:281:34:32

on TV every four years and she had a

terrible time in Sochi and not

1:34:321:34:39

everything realises how much she has

done in between a terrible outcome

1:34:391:34:44

for her today and I know she is Dev

Taited -- devastated. But she has

1:34:441:34:50

her two best distances to come and

she has to put this behind her.

1:34:501:34:55

Let's talk about your assessment of

the way Elise raced this. The

1:34:551:34:59

problems had arguably started in the

semi-final, there was a bit of

1:34:591:35:03

bumping and barging and she was in

lane 4. That in itself was something

1:35:031:35:08

of a hindrance?

Yes, she was almost

half a second slower in the

1:35:081:35:14

semi-final than in all her other

races, because there was some

1:35:141:35:17

bumping going on. She did go into

the final in lane 4, which is a huge

1:35:171:35:23

disadvantage. She started really

fast, she was aggressive and made

1:35:231:35:29

some great moves. But you know it

seemed out of her control. She got

1:35:291:35:34

hit a couple of times. And then her

actual fall was unavoidable. There

1:35:341:35:41

was another skater taking her hand

out from her. A lot of her weight is

1:35:411:35:47

going through her hand. She had no

chance.

Just there.

The Canadian hit

1:35:471:35:54

her so hard. It was a very unfair

call.

It means that once again this

1:35:541:36:01

is the nightmare scenario that

started in Sochi, I wonder from this

1:36:011:36:05

point in Scottishy when again she

went out, she was disqualified, she

1:36:051:36:10

finished this one obviously. But

spiralled out of control for her and

1:36:101:36:13

she was disqualified in her next two

events. For you, what is different

1:36:131:36:18

about Elise Christie now that will

enable her to equip herself better

1:36:181:36:23

in the coming two disciplines?

I

think they learned from what she has

1:36:231:36:28

already gone through. So they did

have this scenario in mind. You're

1:36:281:36:33

to plan for everything that can

happen. And Stuart Lang said they

1:36:331:36:37

have thought about this, if the

first doesn't go well, because it

1:36:371:36:47

isn't her favourite what, will they

do now? They have had four years to

1:36:471:36:52

get ready for this situation. So I'm

sure they have got it under control.

1:36:521:36:57

The jeopardy, the stress of your

sport, I don't know how you do it,

1:36:571:37:01

it is difficult to watch, I feel

thankful that Elise has two other

1:37:011:37:06

events and I won't remind you, but

in 2010 this was your one event and

1:37:061:37:14

this sport can whip the feet from

you and you had that that day.

I

1:37:141:37:21

qualified for all the distances but

all my eggs in one basket, I knew I

1:37:211:37:26

would never medal at the 1,515. I

was skating the best I had ever

1:37:261:37:35

skated going in and for one of the

only times, I was very confident in

1:37:351:37:39

my ability and instead of being

scared, I was looking forward to it.

1:37:391:37:45

But it was a judge's call. We did a

start and crashed. They recalled the

1:37:451:37:50

start and we started again, crashed

exactly the same way and I got

1:37:501:37:56

disqualified, which you know was a

particularly unfair call. I got send

1:37:561:38:03

off and I never got to do my race

and show people what I was made of.

1:38:031:38:08

It was very disappointing. But you

know, this...

In that regard, the

1:38:081:38:14

fact that Elise has two other races

to go to now. Will that eventually

1:38:141:38:21

after the disappointment and the

grieving of this match is over, of

1:38:211:38:24

this particular race rather, will

that give her some comfort?

Of

1:38:241:38:29

course, especially if she wins. She

will forget all about this. But she

1:38:291:38:35

has to get her head back in the

game. It has only just started.

1:38:351:38:40

Actually she finished fourth. She

still you know did the best she has

1:38:401:38:44

ever done at the Olympics. So

although it wasn't the outcome she

1:38:441:38:47

wanted. She is still flying and

skating really well.

Well said. All

1:38:471:38:54

right. Our optimism is high. We are

going to stay on the ice, but the

1:38:541:39:02

pace a little more leisurely. It is

the curling and the mixed doubles.

1:39:021:39:11

The bronze medal will be Kwon tested

by two -- contested by couples on

1:39:111:39:19

and off the ice.

1:39:191:39:24

Curling originated in 16th century

Scotland and appeared in the first

1:39:361:39:41

Winter Olympics in 1924. The aim is

to get more stones closer to the

1:39:411:39:45

centre of the scoring area known as

the House than your opponents.

1:39:451:39:54

Sweeping is a key part. Tactics are

crucial, in particular retaining

1:39:541:39:59

last stone advantage, known as the

hammer. There are four players in

1:39:591:40:08

each team, known as a rink. Matches

are over ten ends. This year sees

1:40:081:40:14

the addition of mixed doubles, a

shorter more dynamic event played

1:40:141:40:19

over eight ends, instead of ten.

1:40:191:40:22

She is asking him to work hard on

this. He is good as sweeping as

1:40:431:40:48

well. Swinging it in.

1:40:481:40:55

well. Swinging it in.

Great length.

Just over curled by a fraction.

1:40:581:41:01

Didn't quite sit on top of that

yellow.

Because it has not stayed in

1:41:011:41:10

front of that yellow stone, Norway

can make a play on it. If it just

1:41:101:41:19

finished there it would be great.

But it ran that extra six inches and

1:41:191:41:25

opened up that yellow stone.

She

says, no way slam -- no way!

1:41:251:41:38

The brush the target and then coming

in with a fair bit of weight here.

1:41:381:41:45

Trying to move these stones. Using

his own.

1:41:451:41:53

his own.

Norway with a bit of work

to do. They have opened things up a

1:41:541:41:57

little bit. But still not that easy

to see how they're going to score an

1:41:571:42:02

easy 2. They need too score a couple

of points here in the 7th end.

Nay

1:42:021:42:10

want They want to try and get two on

up and close and personal with the

1:42:101:42:16

OAR as they go into the last end.

1:42:161:42:20

It may seem negative, but this is

damage limitation. They don't want

1:42:361:42:41

Norway to score any more than a 1 or

a 2.

1:42:411:42:44

Krushelnitckii

1:42:461:42:46

One of those English words is a

Canadian term of the speed. A bit of

1:42:531:43:01

a control to take out weight. That

is the best way I can describe it.

1:43:011:43:12

You were on about whatever you said

around the house yesterday, he

1:43:121:43:20

indicated he wanted her, he is going

to try and hit this outside right

1:43:201:43:24

stone, come on to the ear red and

then rebound back to wards the

1:43:241:43:28

bottom. I know.

Easy to draw these

things up. Not so easy do them.

It

1:43:281:43:37

would be a heck of a shot if it

happens. Let's see.

1:43:371:43:47

happens. Let's see. That would be a

real high risk strategy. High

1:43:471:43:50

reward.

I think he is looking to

play enough weight to come right to

1:43:501:43:57

the back of these.

He is going to

try and tuck one behind the two

1:43:571:44:04

stones at the bottom.

Is it going to

slice over? There is such a pull at

1:44:041:44:13

the end and we have seen it a few

times, when the weight comes off it,

1:44:131:44:17

there is a bigger momentum of drive

for it to pull towards the centre

1:44:171:44:22

line.

How request you not? Never

mind.

That is the issue you have

1:44:221:44:29

when you play these delicate weights

f you don't get them perfect,

1:44:291:44:33

they're not going to work for you.

Had he caught the red it would have

1:44:331:44:43

helped with the momentum. Maybe a

bit of wrong calling?

Yes I was

1:44:431:44:47

going to say, I have another term

for you, a tweenor, when you're

1:44:471:44:57

between two shots.

That is like last

it was almost as if he played a shot

1:44:571:45:03

that was neither one nor the other.

I very much. So when he let it go I

1:45:031:45:07

thought he was doing a draw and he

was trying to do the tap.

A tweener.

1:45:071:45:14

I will put that in my book.

1:45:141:45:21

I think it was a little bit of

indecision, didn't know which shot

1:45:241:45:29

to go for and they ended up doing

neither. A great chance for Russia,

1:45:291:45:34

if they can poke the yellow through

the house.

Make sure he's past the

1:45:341:45:38

guard. Great shot.

Look at this.

Norway with the hammer will

1:45:381:45:49

hopefully try to come in and pick up

one. Even this, all of a sudden,

1:45:491:45:55

what looked like easy shots, trying

to hang onto this match by their

1:45:551:46:00

fingernails. One is the least reward

they would have wanted from this

1:46:001:46:06

end. That means they will head into

the final end with OAR leading and

1:46:061:46:15

with the hammer.

It's very easy to

say she has the draw and one shot,

1:46:151:46:20

but she is facing four. That's when

the mental game comes into play.

1:46:201:46:24

Don't think about the fact you are

facing four shots, just think about

1:46:241:46:28

the simple draw to one foot.

If she

misses this, I think there will be

1:46:281:46:34

handshakes because they will be two,

three, maybe even four shots to

1:46:341:46:38

Russia. But they seem OK with it. It

needs to work.

It's heavy. Just one

1:46:381:46:47

that they will give up.

1:46:471:46:53

that they will give up.

Well, it's

still... I said a mountain to climb,

1:46:541:46:57

it's the Himalayas all rolled into

one for them here. 7-4 down. OAR in

1:46:571:47:06

a brilliant position as we head into

the final end. And they will have

1:47:061:47:11

the hammer as well. Barring anything

crazy happening here, the bronze

1:47:111:47:18

medal is already being polished up

with the name OAR on it.

1:47:181:47:23

Last year in the world final, Canada

were leading by three, and lost four

1:47:541:48:00

to give up the gold medal.

And that

was Canada's last shot, it just went

1:48:001:48:08

all wrong for them. Switzerland had

a free draw for four and won the

1:48:081:48:16

World Championship, so it's amazing

how the game can change.

That's what

1:48:161:48:20

Norway will be hanging onto, that

thought. The issue them for OAR is

1:48:201:48:26

not to be too defensive here. You

don't want to have the end build

1:48:261:48:32

towards a situation where Norway can

pick up three. On the other hand,

1:48:321:48:35

you still have to play your shots.

You want that to sit. Again, just

1:48:351:48:42

sliding too far, I think. They will

want to be in the front half and

1:48:421:48:54

control that. These stones sitting

at the back are not the best for

1:48:541:48:56

Norway at the minute. One of them of

course was already placed there,

1:48:561:49:00

but...

The other thing we should

mention about last ends and big

1:49:001:49:07

comebacks, the OAR team in the last

game of the round robin were playing

1:49:071:49:11

Switzerland and had to up coming

home and lost three. Definitely no

1:49:111:49:19

question that this could go to an

extra end. What's key for the OAR

1:49:191:49:27

team is about not making the bad

misses.

1:49:271:49:34

misses.

This looks like a pretty

decent

1:49:341:49:43

decent shot from Bryzgalova.

Closes

the door for Norway, unless they can

1:49:431:49:49

do something. Something spectacular.

The opportunity now for moving some

1:49:491:49:57

of these stones.

Pleased with that,

every single stone they have placed

1:49:571:50:04

accurately. Edging them closer and

closer to the podium.

1:50:041:50:16

closer to the podium. Something

needs to happen for Norway here. And

1:50:161:50:21

they are the ones who have been

making the mistakes more than their

1:50:211:50:23

opponents.

1:50:231:50:31

opponents.

We have seen Magnus make

a few mistakes coming down towards

1:50:311:50:35

the home end. That looks like a

pretty good one, again trying to

1:50:351:50:40

shuffle things around a little bit.

He has put the red Stone right into

1:50:401:50:47

the pocket. It may well cancel out

the two yellow stone 's.

Time-out.

1:50:471:50:54

OAR using their

1:50:541:50:59

OAR using their time out, haven't

had the chance to use their power

1:51:001:51:02

play

1:51:021:51:07

play with the steal and Norway

maintaining the hammer into the

1:51:101:51:12

final end. This shot could leave it

a little high.

I like the phase. It

1:51:121:51:22

messes with your team game head when

you are thinking...

On the guard.

1:51:221:51:37

Even looking at any sort of take out

here, you're right, it's completely

1:51:371:51:43

different in the team game. It's

when you have a three shot lead, all

1:51:431:51:47

you need to do is keep the

opposition stones out of play.

You

1:51:471:51:51

don't have to win the game, just

don't lose it.

It can be a bit

1:51:511:51:57

disconcerting. Just not quite as

comfortable to defend the lead in

1:51:571:52:00

this format.

1:52:001:52:10

Decision made.

1:52:101:52:15

Looks as though they are just going

to come in. It's all about where

1:52:221:52:28

this ends up.

1:52:281:52:38

this ends up.

Watch the weight come

off it and pulled to the centre

1:52:381:52:41

line. It's a nice shop. And on the

right side as well. -- it's a nice

1:52:411:52:48

shot.

It's not easy to move that.

The OAR team is closing the door on

1:52:481:52:55

Norway at the moment. But it's never

over... Till it's over.

One bad

1:52:551:53:03

shot, or a good shot followed by a

bad one from the opposition. At this

1:53:031:53:12

point com you certainly want to be

in the shoes of OAR.

A nice look at

1:53:121:53:19

the ice from the other end there. I

wondered if they could see enough of

1:53:191:53:26

the top yellow. But they are going

to have to almost whisker passed the

1:53:261:53:32

top red, because they need to catch

as much as they can see of it. Just

1:53:321:53:39

playing that nicely. I think if we

had been watching Canada

1:53:391:53:49

had been watching Canada here, John

Morris would have thrown that

1:53:491:53:51

straight down with a good weight.

Looking pretty promising here. It's

1:53:511:53:57

opened up a little bit. And they

still have stones in there, but

1:53:571:54:01

plenty of red as well. At the

moment, OAR have two here. Doesn't

1:54:011:54:08

matter to them in this end, scoring,

they just want to make sure Norway

1:54:081:54:13

don't get three.

The good thing for

Norway at the moment, there are a

1:54:131:54:18

few yellow stones kicking about the

house. The problem stone is the one

1:54:181:54:22

at the back at the bottom. It's

lined up straight onto the yellow at

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the back of the ring. They need to

get all three of those reds out of

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there.

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there.

It was the decision from OAR

to come and sit on top of their own,

1:54:411:54:46

or close to their own yellow.

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Sorry, red, sit on top of the

Norwegian yellow. A similar shots to

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that she played a few moments ago.

Nudges it out.

Nice shot. She wanted

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to change the angle of the yellow

and move it.

Bryzgalova has had a

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really good game. A bit of a hit and

hope from Norway now.

Just to stones

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left, and their Olympic hopes are

starting to disappear. -- just two

1:55:381:55:46

stones left. At least put a little

bit of doubt and pressure onto

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Krushelnitskiy.

1:55:491:55:56

Krushelnitskiy.

Red stones

scattering to the wind.

May the

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nerves of Krushelnitskiy coming to

the oi. He knows he will have a big

1:56:001:56:04

chance. -- coming to the fore.

1:56:041:56:14

chance. -- coming to the fore. Not

done too well for them. Still OAR

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counting two.

This one is going to

be over after this next one, pretty

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much. A chance for OAR to fit in

line four, and it will need

1:56:261:56:33

something almost impossible from the

Norwegians to score the three shots

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they need.

OAR only have to remove

the yellow in the white circles on

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the left-hand side. And I would

suggest that would be game over.

1:56:431:56:47

Hasn't been the best of matches for

Norway. They have almost been the

1:56:471:56:54

architects of their own demise. And

for the OAR, watching this last

1:56:541:57:00

stone come-down. It doesn't sit, but

nonetheless, it is beginning to look

1:57:001:57:07

as though this is the end for

Norway. Having a little look to see

1:57:071:57:13

if there is anyway they can take

three out. It would have to be some

1:57:131:57:19

sort of miracle shot. It's not just

taking it out, it's sitting in the

1:57:191:57:24

house for three.

They can definitely

get them all moving by hitting the

1:57:241:57:29

one on the left first and rolling

into the other two. But you

1:57:291:57:32

definitely can't get them all out

and then sit in the house. Having

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three yellows is the other problem.

Would pull Kristin Skaslien have the

1:57:371:57:47

weight to do that?

She doesn't have

the firepower of the Russian pair.

1:57:471:57:54

The view is to at least give it a

try. Gritting her teeth and giving

1:57:541:57:58

it everything she's got, pushing all

her weight behind it.

Has she made

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contact? Yes.

It was a good try, an

excellent try. The handshakes mean

1:58:051:58:16

the OAR win the first-ever bronze

medal in mixed doubles curling. The

1:58:161:58:21

married couple embrace, the

celebrations begin for them. For

1:58:211:58:27

Magnus Nedregotten and his partner

Justin Skaslien, its disappointment.

1:58:271:58:33

But for these two, it's tears of

joy. -- and his partner Kristin

1:58:331:58:40

Skaslien. It's the married pair who

come out on top. In the end they

1:58:401:58:45

played a great game, Bryzgalova was

solid all the way through. Missed

1:58:451:58:51

some opportunities earlier on, but

goodness me, they made it count when

1:58:511:58:56

it mattered. And she was solid all

the way through. It was a good final

1:58:561:59:02

and Norway did as much as they could

to take it through to the eighth

1:59:021:59:05

end. And there are the bronze

medallists in the mixed doubles.

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STUDIO: A bit of history made there.

And look who's here to talk curling

1:59:101:59:15

with us, only the 2002 Olympic

champion and still if of the Stone

1:59:151:59:20

of destiny, Rhona Howie. Delighted

to see you. How delighted are you to

1:59:201:59:26

see your sport back in the Olympic

spotlight?

1:59:261:59:31

see your sport back in the Olympic

spotlight?

It's been great. Mixed

1:59:311:59:33

doubles is a new discipline and

nobody knew how it would take off,

1:59:331:59:37

but it has come across well on TV.

You have to be quick, the strategy,

1:59:371:59:42

everything is quicker, and you only

have 22 minutes thinking time. The

1:59:421:59:46

feedback has been really good and

everybody is really enjoying it.

1:59:461:59:51

Unfortunately, Britain didn't have a

team in there.

Remind everybody why

1:59:511:59:55

not. This game has been around for a

number of years.

It has. The

1:59:552:00:00

countries qualified through their

ranking in the last couple of World

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Championships. Britain did well two

events ago, but did not do as well

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last year. In ranking points, we

finished eighth. There were eight

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countries that qualified but Korea.

Automatic qualification as the host

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nation. Although we finished eighth,

it was the top seven plus Korea. So

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we were next in line. It was

disappointing not to qualify for the

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first mixed doubles, but I am sure

there is a lot to think about now.

2:00:302:00:33

Do you think there will be an

impetus to making sure there is a

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British curling team? This format

was to inspire the nontraditional

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nations get involved, we had four of

the great nations but no Swedes?

Or

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British? They didn't make the top

eight. I think we have gone through

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the first cycle of it. I think many

of the top countries now, all

2:00:582:01:02

countries will be looking at their

next doubles programming schedule

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for the next four years, leading up

to Beijing. It is definitely a goer.

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Countries are loving it.

The final,

not only does it feature the world

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champions the Swiss but we have the

Canadians in it. Interestingly,

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their duo of Kaitlyn Lawes and John

Morris, we know them from four

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person teams over the last couple of

Olympics but they had only played

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one practice match together before

the Canadian trials. I guess not the

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huge amount was expected of them. It

will be an interesting to see how

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this dynamic works.

Definitely, when

it gets to these crunch games, the

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medal games, in the semifinal, they

struggled a little. I think for the

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coaches at the break, they came out

a different team in the second four.

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John Morris has had to learn how to

play with a woman. He is used to

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playing in men's teams and saying

things to his team-mates but it's

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different to be able to encourage

and support and also, who's doing

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the sweeping, who's doing the

calling, who is this a Mac? All of

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this needs to be worked out and I

think it is taken Canada all week to

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get this sorted but they can play

the shots.

We shall see. The first

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inaugural mixed doubles final in the

curling. Let's do it.

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COMMENTATOR: He's thinking I've got

to go big, I've got to go big.

He

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has to think about where he's going

to hit it, that's the main thing.

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It's not about the big shot but

about where he is going to hit it.

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One of the things we have

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about where he is going to hit it.

One of the things we have already

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spoken about in the team doubles,

when you are playing shots, you need

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to know what the tolerances for that

shot. That was a great example. You

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cannot afford to play at wide when

you're chasing the game, you need to

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keep your stones in play. By hitting

rolling out, you are making things

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extremely easy for the team winning

the game.

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This time again not dissimilar shot,

just going to hit and roll across,

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not looking for the double take out

this time.

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Close. Not that bad a result,

actually.

The fact he put in for his

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first shot.

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Kaitlyn heads down the other end.

One stone left for both teams.

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I don't have any but it looks easier

this way.

Just accept, get rid of

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this Swiss stone. What is the plan

here?

She's just going to come down

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the outside of the shape here in an

owl turn, and anticlockwise rotation

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and try to catch the red and to get

the yellow through. She can see more

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of it from this side rather than the

drawings shot towards the ring.

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Either way, has to curl.

I think he

thought she let that go really wide

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but she played in a lovely Headway

and she knows it will poll. Needs to

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take this right out of the house.

That is a nice shot from Kaitlyn

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there.

By contrast yesterday in the

semifinal, Kaitlyn Lawes is really

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finding her format the time. Sadly

for Switzerland, it is two red

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stones that are sitting there and

instead of two or three yellows,

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which they would have liked, the

power play has not worked for them

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here. At best, they are going to get

the one. So straightforward draw was

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nothing straightforward in the

gold-medal match... Jenny Perret

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looking to reduce the deficit. Not

by enough, or certainly not quite as

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much as they would have liked.

Martin Rios keeping an eye on it.

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Just has to finish anywhere in the

eight foot. For a one. Carefully

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managed and controlled by Martin.

Well, again, Martin Rios, it was his

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penultimate stone, really, which

meant they were always up against it

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there. A good effort with his last

stone to try and resurrect things.

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In the end, could only give his

team-mate a chance to pick up one.

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At the halfway point, and delete

this gold-medal match 6-3 over

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Switzerland. -- Canada lead this

gold-medal match 6-3 over

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Switzerland.

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So, Canada lead as they go into the

fifth end, 6-3. They have the

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hammer. Jenny Perret and Martin

Rios, or they can do now is can play

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the best game they possibly can,

make the shots and somehow hope that

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Canada slip up and let them in.

2:07:102:07:18

Can't really fault Jenny Perret this

evening, when asked to make a shot

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she has done. Another nice draw to

start this off.

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He is going to be fuming with

himself, isn't he?

Hopefully the

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half-time break, he's had a chance

to reset a little bit. Probably came

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out but a good time, the way he was

going, very much and tilt and Canada

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could have been out of sight with

another end if they kept going.

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I've been really impressed with

Kaitlyn Lawes this evening.

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Great shot.

We said at the beginning, these two

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have the chance to become the

first-ever Canadian stab two Olympic

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gold medals. No one has had a chance

to win a medal in the mixed doubles,

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of course. I think it is here to

stay, it is fair to say.

Absolutely,

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and I think it will even grow,

certainly in Canada I have no doubt

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that having two players of this

calibre out there is only going to

2:08:322:08:38

help the game and they will take it

more and more seriously. We will see

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Canada probably pin similar amounts

of investment into this new format

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of the game and hopefully we might

even Seymour Nations at the next

2:08:482:08:55

Olympics, as well. Heard some

rumblings about potentially

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increasing the number of teams to 16

from the eight that there are just

2:08:592:09:03

now. -- hopefully we will see more

nations.

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nations.

They are talking about

probably making two groups of eight.

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Love it.

I do love it, but it will

have to start about to weeks before

2:09:182:09:27

the Olympics start! It is up to the

other sports to grow with ours.

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That's true!

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The previous stone from Rios is not

exactly as he would have wanted it

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to lie. John Morris doing what he

did last time as well. Just coming

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in. He has had good draw weight

tonight.

That was a good early

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weight call from John Morris, he

played the stone, jumped up to sweep

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it and quickly when he was sweeping

it he shouted it was heavy and Al

2:10:022:10:06

out Kaitlyn Lawes the sweeping call

accordingly. -- and it allowed

2:10:062:10:15

Kaitlyn Lawes the sweeping call

accordingly.

90% accuracy for Canada

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on the takeouts. That is where the

real difference has been. That shot

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that Rios ran through and then the

attempt at the double take out which

2:10:252:10:30

nearly came off. The second one

nearly did, the first one didn't.

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Just his body language is just

starting to not tell a good story at

2:10:412:10:47

the moment, Martin Rios.

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Is he going to catch this?

That's

one of those shots, you know they're

2:10:532:11:04

not quite mentally right, Martin

Rios nowhere near the stone to sweep

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it when Jenny Perret is trying to

have a bit of an audible and change

2:11:072:11:11

the play to come onto that back one.

2:11:112:11:16

You can say something has to happen,

Canada have to make a mistake, but

2:11:192:11:23

you have to make something happen,

you have do at least play, as I

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stated when we started the fifth

end, you can't give it up easily. He

2:11:272:11:35

needs to settle himself down.

Actually, talking about team

2:11:352:11:40

dynamics, we have talked about Jenny

Perret being the one to almost

2:11:402:11:45

control Martin Little bit and calm

him down. She almost needs to do the

2:11:452:11:48

opposite here and gee him up again

because at the moment he is a little

2:11:482:11:52

bit lost at sea.

2:11:522:11:56

Good sweeping again from Morris.

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Still a good shot, just flooding the

front of the T-line with red stones.

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Martin has to keep thinking here, as

well. The danger is, you almost give

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the stones away. He had some

imagination during the week in the

2:12:232:12:28

round robin. He needs to keep

thinking that way, somehow. Because

2:12:282:12:36

the danger is, if you're not making

your shots to play safe. He somehow

2:12:362:12:41

has to find a way still to have an

imagination. If it's a difficult

2:12:412:12:48

shot, you stuff to try and make it

happen, because otherwise this match

2:12:482:12:52

will slip away.

2:12:522:12:59

This is going to be close... Just

by. This could be good. That's a

2:13:032:13:12

better stone from Martin Rios. Right

in between them, I think, but not

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bad.

Definitely a useful position,

getting one up in front of the

2:13:202:13:25

cluster they can promote onto the

red stones. That is what you're

2:13:252:13:30

looking for with every one of the

stones, a crucial part of this

2:13:302:13:34

doubles format.

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Back four.

I don't know John Morris

but I just see him sing in a bar

2:13:442:13:54

conducting things, telling people

stories, am I right?

John Morris has

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got a lot of stories to tell!

CHUCKLES

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He's got that voice, he's got that

character.

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Goes quiet as they watch this stone.

Canada going about their business.

2:14:162:14:22

John Morris controlling thing. He is

tapping his own stone in.

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Good shot.

Switzerland want to score points in

2:14:302:14:36

this end and they will need to get

some Reds out of there. Sorry,

2:14:362:14:40

Canada have the last stone. But yet,

Switzerland are going to need some

2:14:402:14:46

Reds out of there anyway.

2:14:462:14:48

They could try running the centre

guard back, it is a bit of a Hail

2:14:542:15:00

Mary, but they really need to throw

caution to the wind a little bit at

2:15:002:15:03

some point to give themselves a

chance. So they could drive the

2:15:032:15:10

centre back onto the yellow, spill

the two red zone to the bottom. That

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might help them with a couple. Other

than that, they don't have great

2:15:152:15:19

options at all.

They might have

taken a time-out, but if there are

2:15:192:15:25

not that many options, the thing to

remember is that journey is playing

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and I don't feel this is her natural

shot, either. But that is what they

2:15:312:15:35

are going to play.

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And so it is. Right, well, this

needs to go very, very well for

2:15:422:15:52

Switzerland here, trying to raise

that yellow. And it has missed. And

2:15:522:15:59

oddly enough, it has tapped one back

in. Might even be lying second.

2:15:592:16:04

Martin Rios goes straight to the

back of the ice.

It is better to

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flash, basically.

If you throw it to

heavy, if it bounces off that.

2:16:152:16:25

Right.

The back ring, you want to

hit half of this stone.

I'm thinking

2:16:252:16:39

edge?

Speed's nice.

A slightly

forlorn look on the faces of the

2:16:392:16:46

Swiss pair. Kaitlyn Lawes has been

on top form in this match tonight

2:16:462:16:52

already, the chance to extend

Canada's lead perhaps here, 6-3

2:16:522:16:58

already in the fifth end. Starting

to look really ominous for

2:16:582:17:05

Switzerland.

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He thinks it is missing. It is

trying. It's trying. There, I think

2:17:102:17:21

that is going to be two. Yes. So,

two to Canada, could have been

2:17:212:17:26

three. 8-3. Three ends left.

Switzerland have already used their

2:17:262:17:34

power play.

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This is very much heading Canada's

way. The gold medal expectation for

2:17:412:17:51

them and their fans, and so far, so

good.

2:17:512:18:00

We could trace this situation all

the way back to that stone of Rios

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when he completely missed and went

through. It all changed then, didn't

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it?

Yes, and you just wonder what

goes through his head when something

2:18:202:18:24

like that happens, you think, is

this game going to go for me or go

2:18:242:18:29

against me? I was surprised that

shot from Kaitlyn, I think she

2:18:292:18:37

probably talked herself out of it,

she said I would rather flash than

2:18:372:18:40

catch it on the wrong side, and that

is exactly what she did almost,

2:18:402:18:45

rather than closing it out

completely.

Identity they are going

2:18:452:18:52

to be stressing too much. So,

Kaitlyn Lawes trying to catch that.

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You just have to show a little

glimmer to your opposition, that is

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all you need to show.

I know, but it

is 8-3 to Canada, these two have

2:19:052:19:13

been playing well, and John Morris

has got the ability to move stones

2:19:132:19:17

around that not many others have.

He

certainly strategically sees the

2:19:172:19:22

game really well and calls it really

well, and technically performs it

2:19:222:19:26

really well, so...

Big end from a

Swiss point of view. Just trying to

2:19:262:19:38

apply some sort of pressure.

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That is a nice stone. Jenny is still

very much in the game here. She is

2:19:462:19:53

not going to let that five shot lead

that Canada have get to her, so she

2:19:532:20:00

has placed a nice stone there, top

half of the four foot in the

2:20:002:20:08

controlling area, meaning that

Canada have to try to come down and

2:20:082:20:10

freeze it, or tap it back.

2:20:102:20:14

I would suggest if they are going to

have any chance, they need to pick

2:20:202:20:27

up three here. If you are doing the

maths, it is five shots. A couple of

2:20:272:20:38

threes, the hammer in final end, we

are kind of playing with numbers

2:20:382:20:42

here, but at least you could create

a bit of belief for yourself.

Never

2:20:422:20:50

in a curling match get ahead of

yourself.

Absolutely, but that is

2:20:502:20:55

what I am saying, you can still go,

can we get three in that end? Yes,

2:20:552:20:59

we can.

There were two small errors

from team Canada, they are not

2:20:592:21:11

always performing 100%.

This is the

guy, he has been the man all week,

2:21:112:21:16

Martin Rios. I am always worried

when he jumps up as he goes after

2:21:162:21:24

his stone, he is like somebody

trying to get up onto a surfboard

2:21:242:21:27

for the first time, isn't he?

He was

a little unsteady.

2:21:272:21:38

a little unsteady.

I think he would

have loved to have caught that just

2:21:382:21:41

a little less on the face. In behind

those other two. Not that I have

2:21:412:21:47

never managed to get up on a

surfboard!

That was a good shot by

2:21:472:21:53

Martin Rios, and certainly one that

was nominated, for me, not the right

2:21:532:21:57

one in this situation. I think they

should have ignored the red stone

2:21:572:22:00

and maybe forfeited the one at the

stop, may be splitting the centre

2:22:002:22:05

line, that would have turned up the

heat on Canada. Now Canada can

2:22:052:22:10

follow that down and just freeze.

Whereas they could have been facing

2:22:102:22:14

something a little more scary.

Again, we have talked about

2:22:142:22:21

decision-making, and your mind works

very clearly when things are going

2:22:212:22:23

well, and when it is not, it is a

bit fuddled.

2:22:232:22:27

Really needs to bring this right

down to sit on top of it.

It isn't

2:22:322:22:36

going to get there.

It is just OK.

I

wonder whether a little space there

2:22:362:22:43

could have been picked out. It

doesn't look like it.

2:22:432:22:47

I would love to see Martin Rios make

three shots here in this end. That

2:22:522:22:57

is what we need. We need to see

Martin Rios run riot one more time

2:22:572:23:02

this week.

2:23:022:23:04

He has selected a tricky shot here,

coming between the guards.

2:23:182:23:26

He said zwischen durch.

Meaning?

2:23:322:23:41

Between them through, literally.

2:23:422:23:45

This is much more difficult when you

have only got one, as well. You have

2:23:492:23:54

somebody judging the wait.

He is

through!

What a shot, Martin Rios.

2:23:542:24:04

That couldn't have been played any

better, he had no room on either

2:24:042:24:09

side, absolutely perfect. He looks

up to the stands as if to say, thank

2:24:092:24:13

goodness, finally. Watch this,

either side, an inch here or there.

2:24:132:24:21

A decent results. But again, it is

an opportunity that certainly for

2:24:212:24:31

this man here, John Morris, this is

OK.

They have got four yellows

2:24:312:24:41

there, but two or three of them are

behind the T-line. Canada can come

2:24:412:24:48

in quite comfortably on top of one

of them. Making it much harder for

2:24:482:24:53

them to remove, and then the stones

that Switzerland can use then are

2:24:532:24:59

the ones at the front that they can

then maybe promote.

At least they

2:24:592:25:06

are doing what we said they needed

to do, trying to put some pressure

2:25:062:25:10

on John Morris. He can still come up

with the goods, though. But that is

2:25:102:25:14

all you can do.

Still an option of

getting these two reds and springing

2:25:142:25:19

them to the left and the right. A

great shot there would have been not

2:25:192:25:26

bumping that yellow, just leaving

them kissing together, making it

2:25:262:25:30

much harder for them to be removed.

He almost has to hit the outside

2:25:302:25:44

read -- red first and then just skim

across to the side of the ice.

The

2:25:452:25:55

lights of comeback on in the eyes of

Martin Rios, he is seeing a chance

2:25:552:25:58

here. Not bad. Almost. Just needed

to be another inch across where he

2:25:582:26:10

hit that first stone, it would have

pushed that read off to the side. As

2:26:102:26:16

it is, it just nudges it slightly

and actually nudges it in. Good

2:26:162:26:19

effort.

It is going to be very

difficult to get that one out of

2:26:192:26:26

there now.

And Kaitlyn Lawes' job

here now is to make it even more

2:26:262:26:33

difficult to get that out.

They

didn't really need to get rid of the

2:26:332:26:39

outside one, it is the one that is

still in there that needed to be

2:26:392:26:42

moved, so they might have been

better served by hitting that one

2:26:422:26:45

first, just to give them the

opportunity to bring all those other

2:26:452:26:49

yellows into play.

It was just the

fact that they had to push it

2:26:492:26:57

sideways.

I think that is what he

was thinking, that if he caught that

2:26:572:27:01

one, he was looking for the big

score, wasn't he? Three sitting

2:27:012:27:09

there on the other side of the

T-line. So Kaitlyn Lawes with the

2:27:092:27:13

final stone for Canada here. Plenty

of yellow, but that one single

2:27:132:27:18

Canadian red sitting right in the

middle.

They still have to be very

2:27:182:27:26

careful with this shot. There are a

lot of yellows and you don't want to

2:27:262:27:30

give them any opportunity. And the

way that is sitting, that top red

2:27:302:27:40

there, even if they do hit it and

get it back, it isn't going to go

2:27:402:27:44

anywhere.

2:27:442:27:50

Well, Martin, you can stand and look

at it as long as you want, but...

He

2:27:502:27:55

has called a time-out, he is

thinking, I cannot say anything,

2:27:552:27:59

maybe the coach can.

In these

situations, it is really about

2:27:592:28:03

holding your nerve as well. Canada

pretty confident there, only one red

2:28:032:28:09

in behind all of these yellows, but

they can just casually, put one down

2:28:092:28:14

on top, the cars that can be pretty

scary when you are thinking, just

2:28:142:28:19

one mistake here and they get a

lovely hit and leave many yellows.

2:28:192:28:25

But that top red I don't think is

going anywhere.

What I am loving

2:28:252:28:35

here, John Morris, it is almost as

if he has seen a shot, he is

2:28:352:28:42

gesticulating. You can imagine his

brain whirring away.

2:28:422:28:52

I can only see... I can see a way to

get the one at the bottom right, but

2:29:042:29:10

it is the one played here by Kaitlyn

Lawes that is difficult.

I can hear

2:29:102:29:16

them saying, try to get at least

two. Bump, bump, it sounds good.

He

2:29:162:29:27

is not a bad guy to have to call on,

Sebastien

2:29:272:29:36

Sebastien Stork.

And it is Jenny

Perret who has to play this. What

2:29:362:29:45

was the decision in the end?

However

they hit that top red that we see in

2:29:452:29:53

the left-hand top quartile, it is

jamming on the road or the yellow.

2:29:532:30:03

This isn't quite hit and hope, but

Canada lying with the shop there.

2:30:032:30:10

Suppose something is better than

nothing here. Anyway, here we go,

2:30:102:30:13

Jenny Perret.

She gave that there.

2:30:132:30:17

Two to Canada. Just wondering

whether or not they think enough

2:30:252:30:28

might be enough. A little look

between the two of them. Waiting for

2:30:282:30:32

Jenny Perret to come down. They will

decide what to do.

I think that is

2:30:322:30:37

game over, is it? They have had

enough.

That is it. A cuddle from

2:30:372:30:44

Jenny Perret for Kaitlyn Lawes and a

handshake to John Morris. It is

2:30:442:30:51

Canada's gold medal. A brilliant

performance from the two of them.

2:30:512:30:55

One defeat all week in their very

first match against Norway but since

2:30:552:30:59

then they have been a perfect

couple. The first ever winners of

2:30:592:31:03

the gold medal in the mixed doubles

at the Winter Olympics. Switzerland

2:31:032:31:08

not on their game tonight, but you

could not fault Kaitlyn Lawes on

2:31:082:31:14

John Morris, much to the delight of

the huge Canadian support. They have

2:31:142:31:18

had a great week, the Swiss, but not

tonight, tickly Martin Rios, not on

2:31:182:31:23

his game. You even wonder if he had

been, was there a way ever to be the

2:31:232:31:28

Canadians? Kaitlyn Lawes on John

Morris become the first Canadians to

2:31:282:31:34

win two gold medals, John Morris in

the men's event in 2010, Kaitlyn

2:31:342:31:41

Lawes on Sochi 2014, and now they

are the mixed doubles champions in

2:31:412:31:47

Pyeongchang 2018.

2:31:472:31:49

are the mixed doubles champions in

Pyeongchang 2018. Canada win 10-3.

2:31:492:31:51

Studio absolute delight for the

Canadians. They took a four in the

2:31:512:31:56

third end, the foundation of the

victory. Not bad after just one

2:31:562:32:00

training session together before the

Canadian trials. Shows what you can

2:32:002:32:03

achieve if you have the talent.

Absolutely. A different tactical

2:32:032:32:08

game you play mixed doubles. This

pair have obviously got the

2:32:082:32:11

experience of being at an Olympics

and can play the game, but the whole

2:32:112:32:15

dynamic between the two of them it's

key to get that right, that

2:32:152:32:22

key to get that right, that can be

the difference between winning and

2:32:232:32:25

losing.

How difficult is that to

achieve right off the bat? We can

2:32:252:32:27

see networks but in that final you

can see he is one of the Bath boys,

2:32:272:32:32

the real Canadian strongmen of

curling, a very different dynamic

2:32:322:32:37

between telling men from Mars and

curling women from Venus, a real

2:32:372:32:41

difference?

It is and you have to

get that dynamic right. It has

2:32:412:32:45

properly been a learning curve for

John and Caitlin. Not used to this

2:32:452:32:50

format but John Morris has to use to

a female playing the last stone of

2:32:502:32:56

the end. They have done it

fantastically well. Hats off to

2:32:562:32:59

them, they have played really,

really well this week.

One for

2:32:592:33:03

Canada. They have more medal

chances, the Canadians, as has Great

2:33:032:33:08

Britain. Remember, Sochi, you were

the head women's coach there. We

2:33:082:33:13

have a new men's team, David Murdoch

won the silver last time. We have

2:33:132:33:19

Kyle Smith, a young and in

experienced team in their first

2:33:192:33:23

Olympic games, how will the British

boys do, do you think?

I think for

2:33:232:33:27

them it is about Olympic experience

for them. They have only been at

2:33:272:33:35

Europeans, and the bigger curling

events have not been at that. I'm

2:33:352:33:39

sure they have spoken about how to

deal with it and handle it. They

2:33:392:33:41

have a very tough opening day, they

play Switzerland in their first

2:33:412:33:45

game, they did manage to beat in the

semifinals of the Europeans

2:33:452:33:50

recently. But Peter Cruise, strong

team, lots of experience, Gold

2:33:502:33:54

medallists. Then they have Canada as

well. A very tough first day for

2:33:542:33:59

Great Britain, but I think these

boys are up for the challenge. They

2:33:592:34:03

have the ability.

It all starts for

the boys tonight at midnight. They

2:34:032:34:08

have two, one that midnight and one

at 11am tomorrow morning. Eve

2:34:082:34:13

Muirhead, a third Olympic Games, she

has that bronze but a tenacious

2:34:132:34:18

character. She has two siblings,

brothers, in the other team. It is

2:34:182:34:24

team Muirhead. As for the women's

chances, she really does a gold

2:34:242:34:30

medal this time round.

Absolutely,

it's the only thing missing, she has

2:34:302:34:35

world Juniors, Europeans, she wants

the Olympic gold. A tonne of work in

2:34:352:34:39

the last four years. He has matured

greatly since Sochi. There is no

2:34:392:34:46

reason why not. If they can put the

performance in on the day, there is

2:34:462:34:50

no reason why not.

16 years since

your gold. It has been a long wait,

2:34:502:34:54

when you think about it.

Yes, but it

makes me sound old when you say

2:34:542:34:59

about that!

LAUGHTER

Curling has been great, the

2:34:592:35:04

investment that has come in on the

last 8-12 years. We can only learn

2:35:042:35:10

from what other countries are doing,

as well. And we have in Britain. We

2:35:102:35:15

now have a centre of excellence. We

are moving the sport forward but we

2:35:152:35:20

want that gold medal.

We sure do,

let's hope it comes in the next few

2:35:202:35:24

days because Eve Muirhead and to

bring to get underway at 5am

2:35:242:35:28

tomorrow morning against the Olympic

Athletes from Russia. It is the

2:35:282:35:32

start of the really interesting

10-day campaign for all of our

2:35:322:35:36

curlers. Rhona Howie, thank you,

always a pleasure to see you.

2:35:362:35:41

Ordinarily an Olympic leader in a

luge contest gets gold but that

2:35:412:35:47

fails to take into consideration

Felix Loch. The Bradley Sowell on

2:35:472:35:54

Sunday he blew a two tenths of a

second lead going into that final

2:35:542:35:58

run. Natalie Geisenberger is also

the defending champion to Germany in

2:35:582:36:04

the women's luge. She had an even

greater

2:36:042:36:14

greater advantage, three tenths of.

She is a Bavarian police officer, so

2:36:142:36:18

if anyone can restore calm and order

on the podium, surely it would be

2:36:182:36:22

hurt.

2:36:222:36:26

COMMENTATOR: Emily Sweeney next, her

first Olympics. Her back history

2:36:262:36:32

fascinating. 16-year-old when her

sister Megan beat her to the games

2:36:322:36:35

in Vancouver and then she suffered a

crushing blow went missing out on

2:36:352:36:41

Sochi altogether. Here she is back.

Came into the game 's number 11 in

2:36:412:36:45

the world. She starts here 14th and

bidding to improve upon that. It is

2:36:452:36:50

fair to say these next few are only

separated by tenths of seconds, so

2:36:502:36:55

there is the scope to make a little

bit of a jump forward here.

2:36:552:36:59

Everybody needs to be clean at this

point over the sliding lines. Yes,

2:36:592:37:04

trying to pull out a big margin and

the current leaders and that is why

2:37:042:37:08

her clock is currently green. But

any mistake at this point, and this

2:37:082:37:12

is what she has been doing all the

time... That is a massive mistake,

2:37:122:37:16

look at the lines, struggling to

keep control of that, she is

2:37:162:37:20

crashing. A Big Bang. She hit her

head on everything on the wall.

She

2:37:202:37:25

looks OK. She is distraught, poor

Emily.

That looks like quite a nasty

2:37:252:37:31

crash, trying to fight this led to

keep hold of it. Hopefully she's OK.

2:37:312:37:34

Nobody likes to see that in the

sliding spot. You can see, trying to

2:37:342:37:38

put her feet down and gain control.

This slide here, she starts to turn

2:37:382:37:42

into the corner. Going to go in at

such an angle it will turn her

2:37:422:37:46

violently back the other way. From

that point there, she is struggling

2:37:462:37:50

to stay in control. You can see the

angle,

2:37:502:37:59

angle, almost it and it slips her

round. She's pointing down when she

2:37:592:38:01

is trying to get control of it. She

is completely out of control at the

2:38:012:38:04

minute. What can she do at this

point? She nearly spins all the way

2:38:042:38:07

around. She just lost complete

control at that point. That is one

2:38:072:38:09

of the worst crashes we have seen so

far. Most of the other people have

2:38:092:38:13

come off the side and have sort of

managed to control and slow down a

2:38:132:38:17

lot quicker because it is their body

weight causing friction against the

2:38:172:38:20

ice. There, because she was still on

the plates, it was difficult for her

2:38:202:38:24

to stop the slide. You can just see

her there, very ginger on her feet,

2:38:242:38:30

and she's walking off. She looks

like she's sort of OK. Managing OK.

2:38:302:38:35

She saying she is fine, probably

just feeling a little bit

2:38:352:38:39

claustrophobic with the amount of

people around her. Hopefully, as she

2:38:392:38:43

works round, maybe her neck is a

little stiff, but as she works her

2:38:432:38:48

way round the track she will get big

from everybody.

Absolutely. Back

2:38:482:38:57

under way after Emily Sweeney's

crash with Andrea Voetter, in 11th

2:38:572:39:02

place, representing Italy. It would

be a disaster if she repeats what

2:39:022:39:08

she did at Sochi, where she was 19.

She is surely going to do a lot

2:39:082:39:12

better than that.

Just a little

mistake coming off the first bend,

2:39:122:39:15

just slid off. That makes you go

into the second corner as they look

2:39:152:39:20

at it a bit different. The first

couple of corners are not perfect

2:39:202:39:22

for her. It depends now, time is

starting to just slide away a little

2:39:222:39:27

bit. Is that relative to the start?

Will she start pulling away? Now

2:39:272:39:36

three hundredths behind, a great

line into 12. Slightly better than

2:39:362:39:38

the slide before her. Is this her

crawling back to the front or is

2:39:382:39:41

time slipping away Chris Wright she

has pulled back 100th. As we get the

2:39:412:39:44

line, this will be down to the

hundreds of thousands of seconds.

So

2:39:442:39:49

close between Andrea Voetter... Just

by three hundredths of a second.

2:39:492:40:03

That three hundredths of a second,

as she just fought her way back all

2:40:032:40:08

the way to the end, where she just

had a slightly better wine into 12,

2:40:082:40:13

which allowed her to carry a little

more speed into the bottom of the

2:40:132:40:16

track. This is the little mistake in

one. Slide off which put her

2:40:162:40:20

slightly wrong into two. A little

bit of a wave. But this line here,

2:40:202:40:25

going into 12 in right part, which,

the corner helps you do the work,

2:40:252:40:32

where previously she went on a

little more to the left, which means

2:40:322:40:34

you have to turn this led more. That

is the difference between getting it

2:40:342:40:39

right, the optimum line, it is

inches. You're trying to find those

2:40:392:40:43

inches at 60-70 miles an hour, it is

difficult to do that.

Into the top

2:40:432:40:49

ten. In tenth place currently from

Austria is Madeleine Egle. She has a

2:40:492:40:57

lot of work to do. She may well hold

the lead after this run but there is

2:40:572:41:01

greater big gap between her and the

girls in ninth, eighth and seventh.

2:41:012:41:05

She needs a big one if she will move

up, as opposed to holding her

2:41:052:41:11

position in tenth.

Her run on the

first run was actually ranked sixth

2:41:112:41:15

quickest. If she puts another one of

those in, she can pull herself

2:41:152:41:18

forward. It is about her slider,

levelling age. The level she is

2:41:182:41:25

that, can she be that consistent? We

will see as we come to the pivotal

2:41:252:41:28

part of the track. She has just

drifted across, that will cost her a

2:41:282:41:32

little bit of time. Is it enough to

stay in front or has she made the

2:41:322:41:37

right line so she can start to pull

forward towards the other slide of

2:41:372:41:40

question what doesn't seem to have

affected her too much. Not

2:41:402:41:44

overdriven the corner. But no speed

coming up the hill.

A pretty slow

2:41:442:41:50

finish, I'm afraid, for Madeleine

Egle. She is ahead of Andrea

2:41:502:41:52

Voetter. She should have

consolidated her position relative

2:41:522:41:56

to the young Italian, who gives us

the thumbs up. I think she is going

2:41:562:42:01

to have a hard job to improve from

tenth place now. After that. The

2:42:012:42:06

others should all, should all beat

her comfortably but we will see.

2:42:062:42:11

This track has been biting people

when they least expect it all week

2:42:112:42:17

long.

It was just there, she knew

she would be close to the left-hand

2:42:172:42:21

wall as you look at the screen. Just

trying to think it away and

2:42:212:42:25

overcooked that. That ended up her

going later into the corner, which

2:42:252:42:29

is why you see that big wave in

corner 12. But for a young slider of

2:42:292:42:37

her age and her development, where

she is at with that, I think top ten

2:42:372:42:41

at Olympic Games is a great result.

Top ten at an Olympic games for

2:42:412:42:50

Romania's Raluca Stramaturaru is an

excellent result as well. She has

2:42:502:42:55

been really, really so consistent.

They're in mind a couple of

2:42:552:42:58

things... Her two Olympic Games to

date have found her finish 21st in

2:42:582:43:06

Vancouver and 30th in Sochi, so to

be in top ten territory for Raluca

2:43:062:43:11

Stramaturaru is excellent. She is 32

and she just needs another one.

Just

2:43:112:43:17

a couple of little mistakes on the

ramp. Looked like it drifted over

2:43:172:43:20

and then she had that little slide

off one. Can she settle in this run,

2:43:202:43:25

to make sure she gets the optimum

lines and carries her speed? She

2:43:252:43:28

needs to really finish in the top

ten. She has a good margin of three

2:43:282:43:32

tenths. Is it enough to stay in

front? Of the athlete who has just

2:43:322:43:37

come down Chris Wright she is still

trying to pull away. This is where

2:43:372:43:39

she should strive, she has a better

line into this part of the track.

2:43:392:43:45

Will she start moving forward

thinking about the athletes in front

2:43:452:43:49

of her? Just starting to lose a bit

of time now. Did you work too hard

2:43:492:43:53

to get the optimum line?

Here she

comes down to her finish. She takes

2:43:532:43:57

the

2:43:572:44:03

the lead of Egle. Guaranteed top

ten, feels so sweet. A decent time

2:44:032:44:07

from her once again. 46.6. She has

been 46.5 and 46.4.

Brilliantly

2:44:072:44:20

consistent from the Romanian. That

is what you need. When we start

2:44:202:44:24

looking at the ins and outs, look

there, as she loads of the sled,

2:44:242:44:28

goes into the corner. But this lying

down the street was perfect. That is

2:44:282:44:32

why she was able to carry that

little bit of speed coming down the

2:44:322:44:35

track. Look at how happy she is.

What we are getting into the realms

2:44:352:44:39

of now with these athletes in the

top ten, what markers for funding

2:44:392:44:47

have they been given? She is so

happy because potentially a top ten

2:44:472:44:51

or nine could be the equivalent of

what we know as lottery funding

2:44:512:44:54

within Romania. If they do well,

this is the sport they are looking

2:44:542:45:00

at to try get that little bit of

money to help them progress over the

2:45:002:45:03

next four years.

2:45:032:45:08

Well, there was nothing to choose

between the remaining and this young

2:45:092:45:12

lady to come. Summer Britcher holds

the track record.

That mistake that

2:45:122:45:23

she made on the start ramp, where

she hit the sort of left-hand wall

2:45:232:45:28

as you are looking at it, is still

manifesting its way now down the

2:45:282:45:32

track. She is now starting to get on

the sled, but she looks lower than

2:45:322:45:41

ever body else. It doesn't matter

now if she is putting her feet down

2:45:412:45:44

or not, she has killed all her

speed. She is almost 15 kilometres

2:45:442:45:49

slower than anybody else. And you

can see the time slipping away, so

2:45:492:45:54

that is now a top eight for the

remaining.

Yes, this is horrible for

2:45:542:45:58

Summer Britcher. We talk all about

consistency, but she has been the

2:45:582:46:04

fastest down here, but she has had a

couple of the worst runs as well on

2:46:042:46:09

her way.

She has been an athlete

like Emily, the other slider, where

2:46:092:46:17

you think she is going to either win

it or bin it, she is either going to

2:46:172:46:23

put a flyer in or crash. She looks

like she hasn't really settled on

2:46:232:46:29

the sled. You are right, the

remaining is now eight at worst.

2:46:292:46:35

Summer is going to lose quite a lot

of ground obviously. It was over for

2:46:352:46:41

her in seconds. You can see how much

control she had lost, and she still

2:46:412:46:46

hasn't settled on the sled, and all

of that just because one hand

2:46:462:46:49

slipped as she was powering out.

There is no reason for her to make

2:46:492:46:55

that mistake, she should have been

back on plan, and all of that

2:46:552:46:59

because mentally she was still

thinking about the start.

2:46:592:47:06

So, now, it is Aileen Frisch, and

this should be absolutely fantastic.

2:47:142:47:21

She is only a fraction ahead of

Stramaturaru. Down the run goes

2:47:212:47:29

Aileen Frisch, who was part of the

German team not long ago, but now

2:47:292:47:33

sliding for

2:47:332:47:40

sliding for Korea, and sliding well.

That line was great, but is it

2:47:402:47:46

enough? The time is slipping away.

Is the remaining going to pick off

2:47:462:47:50

another position? The light is going

red up the hill.

Is she losing it

2:47:502:47:57

late in the day he? She is. Ultimate

disappointment for her, and the

2:47:572:48:03

unlikely Stramaturaru still leads

with now just six to go.

2:48:032:48:15

Stramaturaru, to remind you, has had

two Distin finishes in the Olympics

2:48:152:48:20

before, as Aileen Frisch takes the

claim of the crowd.

There was

2:48:202:48:27

nothing wrong with that run, it is

just the Romanian slider has put in

2:48:272:48:31

such a fantastic run.

She has been

brilliant, the 32-year-old from

2:48:312:48:37

Romania. But Frisch has acquitted

herself really well this week. It

2:48:372:48:44

just got a little bit ragged to the

end of her run.

Maybe just forcing

2:48:442:48:47

the bottom of the track a little too

much, but she is embracing the crowd

2:48:472:48:53

in the atmosphere that is going on

at the bottom of the track as we

2:48:532:48:56

head towards the final slide is

coming down.

And this is it, the top

2:48:562:49:01

six now. Kimberley McRae has a big

start over the Romanian. Kimberly

2:49:012:49:08

goes here for Canada, and barring a

disaster for her, she should be

2:49:082:49:14

about to remove herself to the top

of the leaderboard. She was third in

2:49:142:49:19

the World Championships, fifth in

Sochi. She has pedigree, and she has

2:49:192:49:23

been sliding well.

These lines are

good for the top of the track, you

2:49:232:49:28

can't hear anything from the sled,

no sliding up and down the corners,

2:49:282:49:34

she is doing what she needs to do.

This is the key corner, if she nails

2:49:342:49:39

this, and she has, that was perfect.

You can see the running blade that

2:49:392:49:44

the war, but it didn't knock off

course. That should be the optimum

2:49:442:49:48

liner she now starts to pull away.

She is coming into almost the final

2:49:482:49:54

corner and up the hill.

Billy McRae

has been excellent, what a run for

2:49:542:50:05

her, really quick. Excellent work

from her, and that puts a little bit

2:50:052:50:10

of pressure on Erin Hamlin, the

bronze medallist from Sochi who goes

2:50:102:50:17

next. Kimberley McRae has done what

she should have done, put the

2:50:172:50:22

pressure on.

Great run, no real big

mistakes, she comes into the second

2:50:222:50:29

corner, but this was perfect. You

can see is the camera comes down the

2:50:292:50:34

local further how close she was to

the wall. You can see that the other

2:50:342:50:39

line was slightly flatter, but she

is carrying more speed at this

2:50:392:50:42

point, so that little wave, trying

to find the optimum balance between

2:50:422:50:46

a flat line and a wavy line to carry

the speed.

The culmination of the

2:50:462:50:53

women's individual championship here

at the Olympic games. Natalie

2:50:532:50:59

Geisenberger clear by three tenths

of a second, but the battle for

2:50:592:51:02

medals promises to be tight. Erin

Hamlin in the next once again,

2:51:022:51:06

created history when becoming the

first American to win a medal at the

2:51:062:51:11

Games in this event back in Sochi.

She gets married shortly, and this

2:51:112:51:15

would be one heck of a wedding

present if she can get in the next

2:51:152:51:19

once again.

She is

2:51:192:51:28

once again.

She is only 13

hundredths out of a medal. All she

2:51:282:51:35

can do is aim for that number one

spot. And those are the mistakes

2:51:352:51:40

that have been costing people

medals. She will definitely drop

2:51:402:51:45

behind the Canadian, but how many

more spots will she drop? Is she

2:51:452:51:50

going to hold onto this? This will

be close. Is she going to manage

2:51:502:51:55

Cirstea front of her?

There is

always the possibility of mistakes

2:51:552:51:58

still to come, but Erin Hamlin has

been untidy hair, and she cannot be

2:51:582:52:01

the Canadian. And she is out of the

medals. And McRae just gets a little

2:52:012:52:10

bit closer to them. Still with four

to come. McRae leading, and it is

2:52:102:52:19

fifth at worst for her.

This is what

we have seen from a lot of the

2:52:192:52:25

athletes. They know they have to get

that corner nine right, what has now

2:52:252:52:29

been named as the Dragons tale. That

cost her a little bit of pressure,

2:52:292:52:37

and she feels that skid coming

early, which is why she puts her

2:52:372:52:42

feet down, and that is the

difference between coming down in

2:52:422:52:44

front and that few hundredths

behind. A few thousandths bad, that

2:52:442:52:53

is how close it is. Cvijanovic

2:52:532:53:02

Dajana Eitberger had a blinding

46.1, very close to the track

2:53:042:53:10

record, and a repeat of that may

well give her a medal and heat

2:53:102:53:14

stacks of pressure on Alex Gough and

Tatjana Huefner to come. Here goes

2:53:142:53:21

Dajana Eitberger for Germany, coming

into the Olympic Games as number two

2:53:212:53:24

in the world. All of these sliders

now have been so consistent, there

2:53:242:53:31

is nothing between them in terms of

equipment, their driving styles.

2:53:312:53:38

They know how to get down the track,

but it is all about how they can

2:53:382:53:43

handle the mental pressure of

getting the optimum lines and making

2:53:432:53:46

sure they are building speed all the

way up the track especially as they

2:53:462:53:50

come through corners eight and nine.

Now, this should be enough for her

2:53:502:53:57

to hold onto the lead, and put

pressure on the next person. She is

2:53:572:54:00

holding a big gap and this is

definitely going to be her as she

2:54:002:54:04

comes down.

Eitberger looks as though she will

2:54:042:54:11

be forth at the very worst, and we

know from the men is that anything

2:54:112:54:15

can happen with the big three. It is

a strong run and she knows it.

That

2:54:152:54:21

has put the pressure on Alex Gough

could we see a German 1-2- three, a

2:54:212:54:28

clean sweep of the podium at the

moment?

That has happened many times

2:54:282:54:38

in history.

2:54:382:54:44

in history. And Dajana Eitberger has

done all she can now, and waiting in

2:54:442:54:47

the wings is Canada's Alex Gough who

is waiting in the wings with her

2:54:472:54:51

knees trembling probably.

What she

needs to do now is absolutely drill

2:54:512:54:58

that straight. If she gets that

slightly wrong or slightly out of

2:54:582:55:01

the

2:55:012:55:07

the optimum line, she might struggle

to stay in front. She needs to be

2:55:072:55:11

injured perfect all the way down the

track.

The crowd are getting

2:55:112:55:16

excited, and this scrap for medals

is astonishing. Alex Gough, you have

2:55:162:55:20

got to feel for her. Fourth in the

singles in Sochi, she is not going

2:55:202:55:27

to finish fourth again, is she? She

is potentially less than 60 seconds

2:55:272:55:31

away from a medal, but Dajana

Eitberger has put so much pressure

2:55:312:55:37

on the shoulders of the 30-year-old

from Canada.

So we just need to keep

2:55:372:55:42

a look at the clock, that is nine

hundredths of a second at the

2:55:422:55:49

moment. Will it be red or green when

she gets to the bottom? There won't

2:55:492:55:53

be much difference. She now comes

down to the most pivotal point. Give

2:55:532:56:01

this right and you give yourself a

chance. That is a better straight,

2:56:012:56:05

now is this going to be an Olympic

bronze for Canada, or will it be

2:56:052:56:10

Germany? She is losing this, this

will be right down to the thousands

2:56:102:56:15

as she comes down.

The speediest

tailing off. Is Alex Gough going to

2:56:152:56:22

miss out on a medal again? She ducks

very much like she is. Eitberger is

2:56:222:56:30

guaranteed a medal, and now Alex

Gough is relying on two legendary

2:56:302:56:39

lugers from Germany or she is out of

the medals again. Absolute crushing

2:56:392:56:44

heartbreak for the Canadian.

It is

so tight between these, it is

2:56:442:56:54

unbelievable how close this is going

to be. When she looks back at this

2:56:542:56:59

now, the little the stakes, did she

overdrive the corner as she comes

2:56:592:57:03

down the straight? And just do too

much? You can see how disgruntled

2:57:032:57:07

she is. The next two people down,

and Olympic champion and an Olympic

2:57:072:57:15

champion.

Incredible scenes here.

They are not used to making

2:57:152:57:20

mistakes.

This is Tatjana Huefner in

second place

2:57:202:57:28

second place currently. Eitberger,

Alex Gough, McRae is the order at

2:57:282:57:33

the moment. Tatjana Huefner is 34, a

legend in this sport. Three medals

2:57:332:57:43

in recent games, a gold in

Vancouver, a bronze. I think it is

2:57:432:57:49

very unlikely that Tatjana Huefner

can give Natalie Geisenberger

2:57:492:57:52

anything to think about with regard

to the gold, although we never know.

2:57:522:57:57

We saw what happened the other day

in the men's event. Huefner is

2:57:572:58:06

usually rock solid. Can she hold her

nerve?

Because it is so close, you

2:58:062:58:12

are looking at 45 thousandths of a

second, if you make one mistake she

2:58:122:58:16

can drop back two places, which will

bob the Canadian pack up into

2:58:162:58:20

bronze. And that could be the

mistake! She has drilled the

2:58:202:58:25

straight, but is that enough? Will

she have to drive that curve too

2:58:252:58:30

much to keep the speed? Has she got

enough track left? This could be it,

2:58:302:58:34

this could be the difference. Is she

going to lose it coming up the hill?

2:58:342:58:40

This is so dramatic, up the hill to

the line, Huefner, Eitberger, Gough

2:58:402:58:48

it is all so tight. And Alex Gough

is back in, the Canadian can't

2:58:482:58:53

believe it! The Canadian has a

medal, Eitberger has a medal, and

2:58:532:58:57

the magnificent Huefner has blown

it. Or is there another sting in the

2:58:572:59:02

tail with bison -- Natalie

Geisenberger to come? Never before

2:59:022:59:11

has a Canadian being in the three in

the women's event. Of all people to

2:59:112:59:15

blow it, you would not have thought

it would be Huefner.

We didn't think

2:59:152:59:20

it would be Felix Loch in the men's

race, but he did the same thing, he

2:59:202:59:25

cracked under pressure. With one

person to go, is the German ice

2:59:252:59:30

queen going to falter at the last

Post?

What an extraordinary climax

2:59:302:59:37

to an extraordinary event. The gold

medal will be won either by this

2:59:372:59:41

young lady, Natalie Geisenberger, to

create history to win it for the

2:59:412:59:45

second time, or if she has a Felix

Loch moment, the gold will go to an

2:59:452:59:52

Olympic debutant,

2:59:522:59:57

Olympic debutant, also from Germany,

Dajana Eitberger waiting in the

3:00:003:00:02

wings.

She looks more nervous than I

have seen her on any other run. Will

3:00:023:00:06

this be the point where the pressure

gets to her? Even though she is

3:00:063:00:10

Olympic champion, is the pressure

getting to her right at this moment?

3:00:103:00:14

She has three tenths of a second in

hand, but she is on her

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Let's see.

As you can see from the

caption, she has nearly half a

3:00:213:00:27

second now. We have seen from people

making mistakes at the end of the

3:00:273:00:32

Dragon's tale, the end of that

chicane, it can cost them over half

3:00:323:00:36

a second. If she gets this corner

right now, she's on her way to being

3:00:363:00:41

Olympic champion in 2018. She is not

going to lose that amount of time in

3:00:413:00:46

these last few corners. If she comes

through the big Olympic corner, she

3:00:463:00:50

is still holding that 45 hundreths

the second.

She's going to do it

3:00:503:00:58

once again, Geisenberger, like she

did in Sochi. She is the tenth

3:00:583:01:02

German to win and only the third to

win it twice! A great day for

3:01:023:01:11

Germany, then. Natalie Geisenberger

has Nick Mangold. Dajana Eitberger

3:01:113:01:15

the silver and Canada, Alex Gough is

third time. Geisenberger deserves

3:01:153:01:19

that. She has been magnificent.

She

certainly has. You can see the

3:01:193:01:25

celebrations, the Germans happy and

possibly as well, after Felix Loch

3:01:253:01:30

lost the medal of the other night,

they're sort of golden girl has

3:01:303:01:34

lost the medal of the other night,

they're sort of golden girl has

3:01:343:01:34

managed to pull it off.

STUDIO:

Geisenberger becomes a third woman

3:01:343:01:39

to successfully defend the Olympic

luge title. Dajana Eitberger in the

3:01:393:01:44

game is getting silver. Alex Gough

becomes Canada's first ever

3:01:443:01:49

medallist in the luge discipline.

Maybe if you can visit

3:01:493:01:56

the luge is the only event schlemiel

cup hasn't had a go out because she

3:01:593:02:05

is the ultimate all-rounder,

certainly in alpine terms. You raced

3:02:053:02:09

all five alpine disciplines at the

Olympic Games in four games. 3/11

3:02:093:02:14

places, one in the combined event

which combines speed and technical

3:02:143:02:19

ability. How difficult is it for you

to actually focus on a combined

3:02:193:02:21

event these days in an era of

increased specialisation?

It is

3:02:213:02:27

really challenging. The aim was to

showcase the speed, adrenaline and

3:02:273:02:35

craziness of downhill, part with the

disco legs, the dynamic of slalom.

3:02:353:02:38

Everyone wants to see it one day. As

Natalie is difficult but you have

3:02:383:02:43

loads of kit but also the night

before, instead of thinking about

3:02:433:02:47

having power in your legs you have

to think about agility as well. A

3:02:473:02:50

very interesting event but it is

dying out.

It is, but there is the

3:02:503:02:56

Alpine combined and at last the

alpine events are getting underway

3:02:563:03:00

after a couple of delays. You know

what this is like, it happens almost

3:03:003:03:03

all the time in your sport. But

there is one Austrian for whom the

3:03:033:03:06

whole nation is just keeping its

fingers collectively crossed. Why is

3:03:063:03:12

Marcel Hirscher such a superstar?

On

paper on one side he is the greatest

3:03:123:03:17

male ski racer of all time. People

back in the day... He has so much

3:03:173:03:25

talent across the board. He has

started 218 World Cups, 120 of them

3:03:253:03:31

he has been on the podium with 55

wins, percentage rate of being on

3:03:313:03:36

the podium 55%. Over half the start

he's ever done he's been on the

3:03:363:03:41

podium. He's won the sixth time

overall globe. Very talented, one

3:03:413:03:46

you always have to watch because you

never know what will happen with

3:03:463:03:49

him.

I do like my stats on those

were crackers, you know that club

3:03:493:03:53

nobody wants to be a part of, the

greatest athlete or player never to

3:03:533:03:57

win a major or Olympic gold? That is

Marcel Hirscher. Will that change?

3:03:573:04:02

We will find out with Graham Bell

and Matt.

3:04:023:04:11

Thomas Drazen no Germany will be the

first Alpine skier. With all the

3:04:133:04:20

delays, we have had to wait until

this Tuesday for the men's Alpine

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combined to get underway. It is a

shortened course because of the

3:04:253:04:29

wind. Graham Bell will talk you

through it now.

Starting on top of

3:04:293:04:35

the roller-coaster section, with

tunnels underneath the course,

3:04:353:04:36

coming up on to what would be the

second jump in the downhill, the

3:04:363:04:45

Dragon's claw, around the big

sweeping turn, Paradise turn. Then

3:04:453:04:51

the second jump on this course and

heading towards the blue Dragon

3:04:513:04:54

Valley. Thomas Dressen is an

experienced downhill, not up to much

3:04:543:05:02

in slalom. This combined race really

is a match of the two. Thomas

3:05:023:05:08

Dressen has good speed, had good

speed in the training runs. Top

3:05:083:05:11

seven in the last training run.

Expect him to set down a really good

3:05:113:05:15

time. Pretty much error-free in the

downhill. Still a bit of wind about

3:05:153:05:22

as he comes past the magic tree and

heading towards the final jump now.

3:05:223:05:28

Thomas Dressen won the downhill just

before the start of the Winter

3:05:283:05:33

Olympic Games. A couple of

reasonable results in combined

3:05:333:05:38

events on the World Cup this season

but there will be plenty of interest

3:05:383:05:42

now is Marcel Hirscher prepares to

race. Pyeongchang 2018. He is an

3:05:423:05:52

action for the first time. The last

Olympic Games he claimed the silver

3:05:523:05:57

in the Olympic slalom. In 2015 he

won gold. The following worlds at

3:05:573:06:06

San Moritz 2017 he claimed silver in

the Alpine combined event. If

3:06:063:06:13

history is anything to go by, will

be the man to catch on the second

3:06:133:06:17

leg later.

His best was 3.6 six. A

big jump there. He went over that

3:06:173:06:26

roller and luckily he was balanced

as he took to the air. A good run

3:06:263:06:30

for a Marcel Hirscher. You can

afford to give away 2.5 seconds to

3:06:303:06:35

Thomas Dressen as long as he stays

in the top 30. That is the most

3:06:353:06:38

important thing he has to do today,

to put down a damage limitation run

3:06:383:06:43

downhill.

Pretty good, within 1.32

of the man who won the kit downhill.

3:06:433:06:49

Marcel Hirscher will be pretty

content with how his combined

3:06:493:06:56

Olympic campaign has begun. That was

a jump that took him by surprise,

3:06:563:06:59

however. He flew.

3:06:593:07:08

Next from a layer... Must've been an

incident earlier on. He straddled,

3:07:143:07:23

not often you see guys straddling a

downhill gate. Left ski came off and

3:07:233:07:32

exploded that. Thankfully both skis

are off. He got tangled up badly on

3:07:323:07:37

the safety netting. We will deftly

have a start stop. It is so grippy

3:07:373:07:46

the snow, straddled the downhill

gate on the roller there. The wind

3:07:463:07:50

is still a factor. Look at it, the

control gate on the left of screen

3:07:503:07:56

is blown almost flat.

You would want

that wind, a lovely tailwind.

OK,

3:07:563:08:03

ready to go. The race can continue.

His mother Vic Matt Fish slalom gold

3:08:033:08:17

medal at the 1972 Olympic Games, in

which his uncle Bob also competed.

3:08:173:08:23

His aunts have both been Olympians.

Cousins have been Olympians. The

3:08:233:08:28

Cochrane family and established

skiing force on the east coast of

3:08:283:08:35

the USA.

Oh no, his shoulder into

that gate. The same problem. Over

3:08:353:08:43

aggressive. It bit so much harder

than he was expecting. He rolled his

3:08:433:08:51

skis onto an egg, a little bit of a

bump and then the line was

3:08:513:08:56

completely wrong.

A man who has won

a World Cup Alpine combined this

3:08:563:09:03

season in Borneo is next to ski. The

multi-talented man from France,

3:09:033:09:11

Alexis Pinturault. He has got the

early green light

3:09:113:09:21

early green light over Temple.

Half

a second down, this is going to be

3:09:223:09:25

good. This will certainly set things

up nicely for the slalom run, if

3:09:253:09:30

Alexis Pinturault can get a good run

coming out of the blue Dragon

3:09:303:09:33

Valley, round past the magic tree,

just on the right on this screen.

3:09:333:09:42

1.11. Doesn't need to worry too much

about Dressen.

Yes, it's all about

3:09:423:09:51

Marcel Hirscher. Can he go quicker

than Marcel Hirscher? He skis into

3:09:513:09:55

second position. He is ahead of

Marcel Hirscher. Iraq has been a

3:09:553:10:01

World Cup winner in slalom in the

past. He will fancy his chances now.

3:10:013:10:05

He will fancy his chances now.

3:10:053:10:08

The downhill skiers will have an

impact into what is happening with

3:10:103:10:13

the slalom.

3:10:133:10:18

This is Axel. Treating this as

another reconnaissance mission for

3:10:243:10:29

downhill Day, which has been moved

to Thursday.

He is late in the line

3:10:293:10:35

going into the blue Dragon Valley.

Nowhere good enough, I think, to

3:10:353:10:41

race slalom, get that short and

sharp pressure in and the gate.

3:10:413:10:45

Downhill you can build the pressure,

get away with being strong and slow

3:10:453:10:52

and powerful. Look how much looser

and more relaxed he is than the

3:10:523:10:57

slalom skiers we have seen before.

35 years younger now. He is here

3:10:573:11:04

with one thing in mind, to win the

Olympic downhill on Thursday. He has

3:11:043:11:09

skied into second position here for

the moment. Remember, that is just

3:11:093:11:12

another training run.

3:11:123:11:18

another training run. Second in

Borneo and third place finish also,

3:11:213:11:26

a good all-rounder and a chance for

a medal here, and he is a serious

3:11:263:11:32

threat for downhill Day on Thursday.

He needs to ski a second and a half

3:11:323:11:40

or two seconds ahead of Marcel

Hirscher in order to have a good

3:11:403:11:43

chance. Goes into blue Dragon

Valley...

A lucky escape there.

Very

3:11:433:11:54

catchy and aggressive, this snow.

You have to race with sharp edges to

3:11:543:12:00

grip on the icy bits but when you

get onto the really creepy bits,

3:12:003:12:04

sometimes they catch too much. It

damages the skis as well, gives

3:12:043:12:09

freezer burned to the skis, the base

rubs away. Not a great run.

He has

3:12:093:12:18

pushed Alexis Pinturault and Marcel

Hirscher down a place. A big

3:12:183:12:26

powerful

3:12:263:12:31

powerful unit but light on his feet

when he needs to be. 29 metres of

3:12:313:12:35

flight and that last jump. 21

hundredths ahead of Dressen, now

3:12:353:12:43

trailing by nearly half a second.

3:12:433:12:50

A bit of wind still around on the

course as well.

3:12:563:13:04

course as well. Dressen still holds

onto first position at the last

3:13:043:13:10

split Paris is about six tenths

behind the German. Has he managed to

3:13:103:13:15

close the gap he has gone into

fourth. Three quarters of a second

3:13:153:13:19

behind Thomas Dressen. Here is the

Olympic downhill champion, Mattias

3:13:193:13:25

Meyer. Claimed the Olympic gold

medal in Sochi Rod Tucker years ago

3:13:253:13:29

and became a national hero as a

result in Austria, as all previous

3:13:293:13:37

Olympic downhill Austrian skiers do.

I think there are seven in total.

3:13:373:13:48

EWorld defend that title on

Thursday. First of all he tackles

3:13:483:13:54

the Alpine combined and the way he

goes.

3:13:543:13:57

Dressen's split 14.8.

Looking for

signs of wind on the track. Looks

3:14:023:14:12

like he is having a fairly clean

run, with no gusts through the

3:14:123:14:20

Paradise turn. The left-hander where

he would have been cutting it off

3:14:203:14:25

and going through the gate. It looks

like there is a headwind. Looked

3:14:253:14:28

like a little bit of a headwind.

Next intermediate...

3:14:283:14:40

Next intermediate... In touch, 600

staff the pace stopped into the

3:14:403:14:44

Dragon Valley, it's clean, it is

fast. It is huge! What a jumper, he

3:14:443:14:49

styled it out, almost put a little

old school twister in there

3:14:493:14:52

spectacular skiing from MAyer.

3:14:523:14:56

he got some airtime, and some speed

as well.

1:19.24, still the fastest

3:15:033:15:09

time from the first down the

mountain, but a little off the pace

3:15:093:15:17

of Thomas dress. And Mayer is in

third position via a spectacular job

3:15:173:15:25

which gave him a huge amount of

height and distance. Back to

3:15:253:15:40

height and distance. Back to the

top, it is Mermillod Blondin from

3:15:403:15:42

France, another decent all-rounder.

He has missed racing in a couple of

3:15:423:15:49

seasons from injury. He is behind

Dressen by six tenths.

Into the blue

3:15:493:16:01

Dragon Valley, no big mistakes so

far. Through the magic trees section

3:16:013:16:08

now.

3:16:083:16:13

1.19 of the pace, and this is the

first stage of a long day on the

3:16:203:16:23

mountain for these racers. Thomas

Mermillod Blondin finds himself of

3:16:233:16:29

the call of the pace, he will have

to produce a lightning quick slalom

3:16:293:16:33

run to move up through the

standings.

And this is Jansrud is on

3:16:333:16:44

his way. He along with Svindal, they

are the trailblazers for the

3:16:443:16:53

Norwegian men's team. Here with a

chance to win one or two, possibly

3:16:533:17:00

three medals, if everything goes

according to plan.

3:17:003:17:08

according to plan.

I think that what

has actually happened is that there

3:17:083:17:12

is a lack of a tailwind, but they

are doing a very good job in

3:17:123:17:21

difficult conditions, because he

doesn't have that advantage of a

3:17:213:17:25

tailwind of the early part of the

course.

Has he managed to close the

3:17:253:17:31

gap? This could set things alight

rather, as his good mate, Svindal,

3:17:313:17:39

peers in second. And another of the

big names in this sport, this is

3:17:393:17:50

Kriechmayr.

He won the last training

run. Not up to much in the slalom,

3:17:503:18:01

but he is still there or

thereabouts, he needs a good lead,

3:18:013:18:08

but in the mid-part of the course,

he doesn't have that advantage of

3:18:083:18:11

the tailwind.

3:18:113:18:17

the tailwind.

Paris is next, and

then Fill. Currently the world

3:18:203:18:31

champion in Alpine combined is

slipping down the leaderboard, he is

3:18:313:18:38

14th at the moment, and Kriechmayr

might push him down another notch

3:18:383:18:41

here.

3:18:413:18:44

Christof Innerhofer was the bronze

medallist four years ago in Sochi.

3:18:533:19:00

He came in for the bronze for Italy.

He needs to put in a serious

3:19:003:19:06

downhill one to give him suffer

chance. He has to go close if not

3:19:063:19:12

quicker than Dressen, and he is

quicker at the first split.

3:19:123:19:19

Innerhofer does like it super icy,

and he has got that today.

3:19:193:19:29

Innerhofer had a difficult time in

January, did the double, crashing in

3:19:293:19:35

the two biggest downhill races of

the season. He got away with it, no

3:19:353:19:40

injuries. How close is heaped to

Dressen here? It is a good run from

3:19:403:19:49

him, and Innerhofer is suddenly in

the mix. Jared Goldberg, the

3:19:493:19:58

American, 26 years old from Utah,

skating really hard. That control

3:19:583:20:06

gate won't have helped his racing

line.

He ducked his head over the

3:20:063:20:10

job.

3:20:103:20:16

Really aggressive downhill, and the

American downhill team has been

3:20:163:20:22

rocked by injury this year. Steven

Nyman busting his cruciate

3:20:223:20:31

Nyman busting his cruciate on the

very same job where he taught the

3:20:313:20:34

knee before.

364 days after he had

done it the first time.

This is a

3:20:343:20:39

good run by Goldberg.

And he is

about to mix things up if he can

3:20:393:20:43

finish. How close can he go to

Thomas Dressen's time? He is top

3:20:433:20:51

ten. He has gone into ninth position

with a late start number. No change

3:20:513:20:59

at all, it is still Thomas Dressen

who leads the way

3:20:593:21:09

so, the race is under way.

3:21:163:21:22

Victor Muffat-Jeandet is a good

skier, he has won a World Cup event

3:21:303:21:34

already this season.

There is a lot

of offsetting the slalom run, and

3:21:343:21:39

Muffat-Jeandet with an early start

number really needs to put a good

3:21:393:21:44

run down.

3:21:443:21:50

run down. He is a little down on

Dressen, he would be disappointed

3:21:503:21:53

with his downhill, but this is a

great slalom run down here.

No one

3:21:533:21:58

has gone before him so he has a nice

fresh canvas underfoot, he is

3:21:583:22:04

carving some sweet terms, the

Frenchman, races involved is there,

3:22:043:22:09

and his combined

3:22:093:22:17

and his combined slalom time is

good, so large as the benchmark now.

3:22:183:22:21

Now it is Ted Ligety, former

combined champion. He won the title

3:22:213:22:27

back in Turin in 2006, it was a

2-run slalom affair back then, and

3:22:273:22:33

since that gold medal winning run,

he has eased off on the slalom

3:22:333:22:39

campaign, concentrating on giant

slalom where he is also the current

3:22:393:22:42

Olympic champion and will go in

defence of that title next week. He

3:22:423:22:46

is not far off Victor

Muffat-Jeandet, holding his own.

3:22:463:22:50

Good run from Ted Ligety, he has

fought his way back to form, little

3:22:503:22:54

slow on the transition coming onto

this steep section. He generally

3:22:543:22:59

likes the courses when they have a

big offset, turning from one side to

3:22:593:23:03

the other. Carrying speed.

He is not

leading, but not far off.

3:23:033:23:14

leading, but not far off. 0.43

behind Muffat-Jeandet, currently

3:23:143:23:15

goes into silver medal position. And

the next man coming out of the start

3:23:153:23:24

house.

Benjamin Thomsen is not in

the start at.

So we move straight

3:23:243:23:35

the start at.

So we move straight on

to Luca Aerni, he won the medal

3:23:363:23:45

ahead of Marcel Hirscher last time.

He is struggling for a grip here.

He

3:23:453:23:49

is trying to generate as much speed

as he can. But he has lost a lot of

3:23:493:23:56

time on Victor Muffat-Jeandet, and

that could put him onto the podium

3:23:563:24:02

if Luca Aerni can't match it. It

shows how good the Frenchman's run

3:24:023:24:06

was.

Luca Aerni has made a mess of

the top half of the course, and he

3:24:063:24:11

is struggling to find speed on the

bottom, and he is a long way down,

3:24:113:24:15

look at that, nearly two seconds

down. And he was quicker than Victor

3:24:153:24:25

Muffat-Jeandet after the downhill.

It is one of the Slovenians who is

3:24:253:24:33

next ago, it is Stefan Hadalin. They

have small, short mountains so they

3:24:333:24:39

grow up doing nothing but slalom. He

has an advantage over Victor

3:24:393:24:44

Muffat-Jeandet, he is an experienced

slalom skier.

Yes, he is getting his

3:24:443:24:52

skis onto maximum edge to create

around line. This is a good run.

3:24:523:25:03

1:45.57 is the next split, and he

keeps himself within striking

3:25:043:25:07

distance of the lead of this race,

the demands of the course are

3:25:073:25:13

becoming a little more tricky, it

gets quite steep here and really icy

3:25:133:25:18

underfoot. And Stefan Hadalin won't

be pushing for the lead here. How

3:25:183:25:24

close can he go? He is across the

line into third position for the

3:25:243:25:28

moment. So, Stefan Hadalin pushes

Luca Aerni out of the medals. Here

3:25:283:25:37

is the regular World Cup slalom

specialist, he will attack the top

3:25:373:25:40

part of the course. You can tell the

difference straightaway between

3:25:403:25:45

those who ski regularly top-level

slalom and those who occasionally

3:25:453:25:49

dabble, and he is still in the

green, but nearly all of that

3:25:493:25:53

advantage has gone.

He is really

skidding, you can see the snow

3:25:533:25:58

coming out of the underneath the

skis, it is better as he goes on the

3:25:583:26:02

flat. This is the tricky on the gate

as he comes onto the side of the

3:26:023:26:09

pitch.

Still potentially good enough

to go into silver medal position. He

3:26:093:26:14

is 0.26 behind Victor

Muffat-Jeandet. Can he finish with a

3:26:143:26:21

flourish here and put pressure on

the lead? He has come close. Within

3:26:213:26:28

0.33, good enough for second.

3:26:283:26:34

0.33, good enough for second. Next

to calm is Thomas Mermillod Blondin.

3:26:353:26:43

He knows his way through a slalom

track, and he is skiing some decent

3:26:433:26:47

turns up the top.

Look at that

little jump at the start of the

3:26:473:26:52

turn, that little delay, you don't

see that with the specialist slalom

3:26:523:26:55

skiers.

3:26:553:27:00

skiers. He has a wide stance, which

means his outside like us to do more

3:27:003:27:04

distance.

Keeping himself in touch,

could he give France first and

3:27:043:27:10

second in the middle part of this

lead? He is still in the hunt, 0.25,

3:27:103:27:15

I don't think he will overhaul the

lead off Victor Moffat gene that,

3:27:153:27:20

but he might push Marco Schwartz

down the place. Just missed it, 0.48

3:27:203:27:29

down. So now it is the main man,

Marcel Hirscher. The best technical

3:27:293:27:38

skier in the world. 1.01

3:27:383:27:44

skier in the world. 1.01 seconds his

advantage over Victor Muffat-Jeandet

3:27:453:27:46

after the first run, he did a

beautiful downhill like this

3:27:463:27:49

morning, Marcel Hirscher. The one

thing that is missing from his

3:27:493:27:52

trophy cabinet is an Olympic gold

medal, so can he put that right

3:27:523:27:55

today?

He is looking pretty good,

but not as clean as Victor

3:27:553:28:00

Muffat-Jeandet on the top part of

the course. He is going for it now,

3:28:003:28:03

and this is where the acceleration

is coming. He is risking everything

3:28:033:28:08

on his second run.

Add adding to his

lead, Marcel Hirscher is doing what

3:28:083:28:13

he does best in the alpine skiing

world, the wind is there that he is

3:28:133:28:16

battling his way through it. He

doesn't seem to care, the Windies

3:28:163:28:22

whipping up, trying its best to

distract Marcel Hirscher. Can he do

3:28:223:28:26

enough to move into gold medal

position over Victor Muffat-Jeandet?

3:28:263:28:31

Yes, comfortably! More than a

second. Glorious slalom skiing from

3:28:313:28:36

Marcel Hirscher. And there is the

man who could change things around,

3:28:363:28:44

Alexis Pinturault from France. He is

ready to race for the final time

3:28:443:28:48

today. He pushes hard out of the

start gate. He doesn't have an awful

3:28:483:28:56

what over Marcel Hirscher coming

into this second leg of today's

3:28:563:28:58

Alpine combined.

3:28:583:29:03

Alpine combined.

A little stumble...

He counter rotated as he went into

3:29:033:29:06

that, a great recovery from

Pinturault, and a great turn. He

3:29:063:29:17

finds himself behind Marcel

Hirscher, he has turned on the red

3:29:173:29:20

light for the first time. Right now

it is good enough, still good enough

3:29:203:29:26

potentially for silver medal

position, but there is no way,

3:29:263:29:30

because Marcel Hirscher was so quick

on the bottom half, there is no way

3:29:303:29:35

Pinturault can move into gold. He

has gone into second.

He didn't have

3:29:353:29:38

the wind that Marcel Hirscher had on

the lower part of the course, able

3:29:383:29:43

to catch up some, but I think that

is all decided now. Hirscher, and he

3:29:433:29:50

has silver.

He gave it everything.

3:29:503:29:56

Christof Innerhofer brings a margin

into this competition, that is what

3:30:053:30:12

he has over Marcel Hirscher after

the downhill leg. And he still has a

3:30:123:30:19

chunk of time in his favour.

It is

not going to be gold or silver, but

3:30:193:30:25

can he sneaked the bronze again? He

is the best of the downhill skiers

3:30:253:30:31

so far.

Still in the hunt for the

bronze medal position.

3:30:313:30:39

bronze medal position. First to

third separated by just over a

3:30:393:30:40

second. It is getting a little shaky

here, and now he is too far away and

3:30:403:30:44

he doesn't have the ability to

accelerate and claw back the lost

3:30:443:30:48

time, and I think Victor

Muffat-Jeandet is safe in third. No

3:30:483:30:57

danger to Pinturault or Hirscher.

Muffat-Jeandet is smiling now, he

3:30:573:31:05

knows he is comfortable in bronze

medal position.

3:31:053:31:12

Having never won a World Cup four

years ago, part of the Sochi games.

3:31:133:31:20

His advantage over Marcel Hirscher

is more than a second but a steady

3:31:203:31:24

old... He is out.

A heavy hit.

I

hope he is OK for the downhill he

3:31:243:31:32

has taken out a coach

3:31:323:31:39

has taken out a coach and one of the

cameramen as well. You wouldn't want

3:31:393:31:44

him thundering down towards you, all

hundred kilos of him. And it is not

3:31:443:31:48

a quick stop, because is shining on

the surface. You see the way he is

3:31:483:31:55

looking, that is the skill of a

downhill skier, you never give up,

3:31:553:31:58

even when you are crashing you still

think. One of those two calls

3:31:583:32:03

workers were a little slow to react.

They should have been looking up a

3:32:033:32:06

bit more, getting out the way.

3:32:063:32:12

bit more, getting out the way.

So,

with one to gum, Marcel Hirscher and

3:32:163:32:21

Alexis Pinturault guaranteed medals.

Can Thomas Dressen snatch the bronze

3:32:213:32:26

from the grasp of Muffat-Jeandet?

Off to a steady start. Looks

3:32:263:32:33

comfortable in slalom.

Study is the

operative word. Going to slip half

3:32:333:32:37

his lead, and he has. -- steady. Can

he sneak into bronze medal position?

3:32:373:32:45

He has to finish within 1.01 seconds

of Marcel Hirscher. At the next

3:32:453:32:50

Brit, trails the great Austrian by

0.43 but that was tidy.

That was OK.

3:32:503:32:55

What will he do in the split?

1.56,

almost certainly out of reach now.

3:32:553:33:04

The French are starting to think

that they will take two medals out

3:33:043:33:08

of the men's Alpine combined. Thomas

Dressen lives dangerously but

3:33:083:33:14

finishes in ninth. The medals are

decided. At last, Marcel Hirscher is

3:33:143:33:20

an Olympic champion. He takes the

men's Alpine combined gold. Gold for

3:33:203:33:28

Marcel Hirscher, silver per Alexis

Pinturault and the bronze to Victor

3:33:283:33:30

Muffat-Jeandet.

3:33:303:33:31

Pinturault and the bronze to Victor

Muffat-Jeandet. Magic Marcel

3:33:313:33:34

Hirscher. At last, all of Austria

size with relief. The foundation of

3:33:343:33:41

his victory was what?

I think you

put himself in a good position after

3:33:413:33:46

downhill, a solid downhill run and

then charged the slalom, executed a

3:33:463:33:50

different mind to the others we saw

before him. Going into really deep

3:33:503:33:54

in the turns, tipping it up and

asking strongly over the outside

3:33:543:33:59

ski. He takes risks but pulls. Can

see he is working with gravity,

3:33:593:34:06

where as a lot of the other racers

were going through the turn doing

3:34:063:34:09

nothing at the top and fighting

against gravity at the bottom, so

3:34:093:34:13

losing speed, wept as he is making

it. He even had to content with the

3:34:133:34:17

snow and wind. It is really hard

because you can't see the base of

3:34:173:34:21

the gate. One millimetre inside he's

going to straddle and he

3:34:213:34:27

accelerated, made up speed despite

that gust of wind.

Very, very

3:34:273:34:30

impressive.

What nerve for Marcel

Hirscher, is this the floodgates

3:34:303:34:35

about to open question what are the

possibilities for him? The first

3:34:353:34:39

gold of potentially four. He is the

mail to watch, we are expecting big

3:34:393:34:45

things from him, which is amazing.

Keirin Shiffrin has amazing skills

3:34:453:34:51

and speed but also in slalom. I

think Marcel Hirscher, now he has

3:34:513:34:55

that gold, can go and enjoy it. When

he enjoyed himself skiing, he goes

3:34:553:34:59

very, very fast.

I think that

combined also illustrates what we

3:34:593:35:04

were talking about earlier, the

difficulty of specialising in a

3:35:043:35:08

technical event and a speed event

and the reigning downhill champion

3:35:083:35:11

was living proof of that, wasn't he?

The downhill as struct. He

3:35:113:35:18

straddled. I have the pinpoint, was

amazing at crashing, didn't panic,

3:35:183:35:22

looked up where he was going to

crash and just relaxed into it,

3:35:223:35:26

falls like jelly, which is the way

to crash without hurting us.

3:35:263:35:30

Unfortunately, does take someone out

on the way and a drill is the

3:35:303:35:35

product of this result. Crash as

well, not hurt. As you can think he

3:35:353:35:40

was just a bit off. They struggle

with those short skis.

Neither the

3:35:403:35:47

coursework are all be drill were

harmed! I think it's important to

3:35:473:35:53

show everybody the difficulty of

combining the two disciplines, why

3:35:533:36:00

is that?

I talked about the

different skills you need for

3:36:003:36:03

downhill and slalom but the

equipment is different. This is what

3:36:033:36:06

they were skiing this afternoon,

165. Fat, thin, aggressive, strong,

3:36:063:36:14

dynamic. The downhill skis the boys

using the morning, the men sorry,

3:36:143:36:19

they come all the way to hear. They

are much more straight and up and

3:36:193:36:22

down. They need to carry you safely

and steadily at speeds of up to 90

3:36:223:36:27

miles an hour. It takes a variety of

skills they don't have much time in

3:36:273:36:32

between to practice. So it really is

an amazing talent.

It is. It could

3:36:323:36:37

well be that that is the last ever

combined event.

I know! The death of

3:36:373:36:44

the discipline, a discipline the

Olympics chose to run for the first

3:36:443:36:48

time in 1936 in Alpine skiing. The

popularity of the parallel is so

3:36:483:36:52

much now that they have to give

somewhere and it looks like Marcel

3:36:523:36:56

Hirscher might have that combined

title forever.

Yes, indeed.

3:36:563:37:01

Appropriate. Something new may be

coming along the way. We will find

3:37:013:37:05

out about that later.

Thank you. Still to come between now

3:37:053:37:08

and six o'clock... All of this...

In speed skating, the present and

3:37:083:37:17

future is in Orange but the Dutch

might not have it all their own way.

3:37:173:37:23

And would we see the Coronation oath

Queen Chloe Kim? The women's half

3:37:233:37:29

pipe final expected to be a leap of

honour for the 17-year-old American.

3:37:293:37:35

Meanwhile, Shaun Wright is after a

third and final gold. We will see

3:37:353:37:38

his qualification runs. He is still

an inspiration.

3:37:383:37:45

Everybody has to start somewhere.

BBC Get Inspired will help you to

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get involved and get active. Go to

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involved near you. So where will you

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3:38:093:38:15

inspired!

3:38:153:38:17

And we hope you do. I know some of

the kids are on half term break.

3:38:193:38:24

Some of you will just have come in

from school, some will just be

3:38:243:38:27

coming in from work and all of you I

am sure will be keen to know how

3:38:273:38:31

Britain's Elise Christie got on in

her first short track event. This is

3:38:313:38:36

your answer.

3:38:363:38:41

COMMENTATOR: The nation holds its

breath. Away they go. They get away.

3:38:423:38:48

Elise Christie trying to move

through on the inside. She is behind

3:38:483:38:57

Arianna Fontana of Italy. Christie

back in fourth at the moment. She

3:38:573:39:01

has work to do. We know she has

speed in her legs. Momentarily up

3:39:013:39:10

into third, Christie.

3:39:103:39:17

into third, Christie. Christie tries

to go on the inside... Christie is

3:39:173:39:23

out of it once again! Fontana

3:39:233:39:29

to go on the inside... Christie is

out of it once again! Fontana! In

3:39:293:39:34

her quest for gold, Elise Christie

ends up on the floor again. She

3:39:343:39:39

crashed out of the final four years

ago and history repeats itself in

3:39:393:39:43

Korea. She doesn't finish the race.

One chance gone, ended in bitter,

3:39:433:39:51

bitter disappointment for Elise

Christie. She has two more attempts

3:39:513:39:55

to try and claim an elusive Olympic

medal.

3:39:553:40:02

I was knocked over, I didn't fall on

my own. It doesn't give you any

3:40:023:40:09

benefit when someone gets a penalty.

It is just tough. I have worked so

3:40:093:40:14

hard for the 500. It has been taken

away from me, and even the

3:40:143:40:20

semifinal, I got crashed in and

ended up on the floor. I know it's

3:40:203:40:31

short track and I'm supposed to be

prepared for this, but it still

3:40:313:40:35

hurts, you know?

One of the things I

saw from the angle we were watching,

3:40:353:40:38

it looked more as though temperament

should have received the penalty.

3:40:383:40:43

That wouldn't have helped Elise at

all. Clearly the camera angles the

3:40:433:40:48

referee C, and this is something we

have been trying to get changed, we

3:40:483:40:52

also have the same camera angles as

the referees, makes it... More sense

3:40:523:41:01

to the people watching. We are

watching and calling the race. I

3:41:013:41:04

said Elise was trying to go through

on the inside, it was clear you

3:41:043:41:07

could see that. It looked me very

clearly that Kim Boutin's left hand

3:41:073:41:12

was trying to block police and

ultimately their penalty was given

3:41:123:41:19

to Choi. I said before the final

just to get a medal would be the way

3:41:193:41:23

to get bored. Now she's come away

and be forth again. She has the 1500

3:41:233:41:27

and 1000 metres still to go. I think

one of the things now she needs to

3:41:273:41:31

do is earn the British camp GB back

in the UK to get behind, stay

3:41:313:41:36

positive. It's just the start of the

Olympics. STUDIO: In the arms of her

3:41:363:41:42

boyfriend there. It is tough to

watch and tough to take I'm sure for

3:41:423:41:46

Elise but don't forget she's a

triple world champion. She has come

3:41:463:41:50

through so much to be here after a

really tough time in Sochi four

3:41:503:41:53

years ago. And another two events,

she will be back, don't you worry,

3:41:533:41:58

we will stick with skating

3:41:583:42:07

we will stick with skating but of

the long trek variety, as we look

3:42:073:42:09

back at one of the great moments in

Olympic history. 1980, the Lake

3:42:093:42:11

Placid games. A certain Eric-, a

legend of American skating. I was

3:42:113:42:14

looking back at this. He measured 81

centimetres around the waist and 69

3:42:143:42:19

centimetres around each of his

thighs. I will leave that to the

3:42:193:42:23

imagination. The first person in

Olympic history ever to win five

3:42:233:42:28

individual golds in one games and

this is how he did it, outside in

3:42:283:42:31

those days!

3:42:313:42:40

Commentator Eric Heiden settling on

the line. Eric Heiden 's leading

3:42:403:42:47

now, leading the Olympic champion,

chasing an Olympic record. He

3:42:473:42:50

crosses the line 38.03. A new

Olympic record! Eric Heiden comes in

3:42:503:42:58

and is going to have an impressive

margin at the line.

3:42:583:43:03

A new Olympic record!

Watch the clock, 1:57.95 is the time

3:43:033:43:12

to beat any will be miles inside it.

Another magnificent skate from Eric

3:43:123:43:16

Heiden.

7:05.59 to beat. And the finished

3:43:163:43:23

now... And a new Olympic record!

7:02.20 nine. Eric Heiden does it

3:43:233:43:31

yet again.

Five times we have seen him skate

3:43:313:43:36

against the world's best opposition

and five times he has shattered

3:43:363:43:39

Olympic records. In the longest and

toughest race of the Morecambe and

3:43:393:43:43

the skating programme, he shatters

the world record. -- toughest race

3:43:433:43:50

of the more.

3:43:503:43:50

the world record. -- toughest race

of the more. Interesting to note, in

3:43:503:43:55

America American speed skaters

didn't win a single medal. A lot of

3:43:553:43:58

pressure on the likes of Davis and a

former winner of the 1500 metres. He

3:43:583:44:04

was in the field today, although he

is getting on a bit. Interesting to

3:44:043:44:07

note this is one of the few events

in long track skating in which the

3:44:073:44:12

Dutch were not necessarily a shoo-in

for gold.

3:44:123:44:19

COMMENTATOR: The first of three

Dutch racers, Patrick Roest of the

3:44:193:44:29

Netherlands, six in the 1500 at last

year's worlds. Silver at last year's

3:44:293:44:37

world all-round championship. The

Dutch think they have a good one in

3:44:373:44:41

the 22-year-old. This is the

21-year-old from New Zealand, part

3:44:413:44:48

of the team that won silver in the

pursuit at last year's World

3:44:483:44:53

Championships. Patrick Roest of the

Netherlands and the right.

3:44:533:45:01

Three and three quarters laps, the

men's 1500. The Dutchman in the

3:45:113:45:17

orange and blue. Patrick Roest.

3:45:173:45:23

Patrick Roest is the young upstart

from the Netherlands, I think he was

3:45:303:45:35

surprised himself that he made the

team, and this is his first Olympic

3:45:353:45:40

race.

He probably has something to

prove to the Dutch, and he has cut a

3:45:403:45:47

good one going, now can he keep up

that pace? That is always the

3:45:473:45:52

question in the 1500 metres. They

come out fast, but that last 500

3:45:523:45:58

metres takes so much out of you, you

have to have something left in the

3:45:583:46:02

tank to be successful.

Absolutely, I

think this is an indication of how

3:46:023:46:07

deep the Dutch team is. They can

have a 22-year-old coming to the

3:46:073:46:12

games out of the blue and reach a

level that you wouldn't expect of

3:46:123:46:15

someone at least 22 years old. And

lets not forget Reyon Kay, he has

3:46:153:46:24

come in from in-line skating and he

will be using this as a nice warm up

3:46:243:46:28

for that race as well.

1100 metres

down, and Patrick Roest is still

3:46:283:46:34

flying, 400 to go, a 26.79 lap time,

and Roest looks bound and determined

3:46:343:46:45

to take the lead.

He has nothing to

lose, you can see that left arm

3:46:453:46:50

flailing and I would like to see

that tight on his back, technique

3:46:503:46:54

falling apart just a little bit

here.

And at the line, there is your

3:46:543:47:02

leader, 1:44.86, a solid skate from

Patrick Roest of the Netherlands.

3:47:023:47:14

And there is the veterinary, 35

years of age, Shyani Davis, for

3:47:173:47:23

Olympic medals, two silver medals in

the 1500, he was 11th in it four

3:47:233:47:32

years ago, three times world

champion in the difference and he is

3:47:323:47:38

paired with Bart Swings, with a time

of 1:46.75, a former in-line skater

3:47:383:47:47

and a very good one who went to the

ice in 2011, Shani Davis on the

3:47:473:47:55

right and Bart Swings of Belgium on

the left.

3:47:553:47:58

Three and three quarters laps, this

is the men's 15 and a Scot Shani

3:48:093:48:12

Davis and Bart Swings.

Remember

historically, Shani Davis has a

3:48:123:48:19

slower start, not the fastest

starter. Watch for him to be faster

3:48:193:48:22

at the end of the race. He said he

is here because he felt unfinished

3:48:223:48:28

business after disappointment in

Sochi, not just read him but the

3:48:283:48:31

entire US team.

And that is a great

opener from Shani Davis, can he keep

3:48:313:48:36

it going?

There is no question to me

that Shani Davis is an omission, he

3:48:363:48:44

wants to prove that he has still got

it. He is 35 years old, major

3:48:443:48:49

disappointment in Sochi, he has

spent the last two years in Korea.

3:48:493:48:56

He is a bit of a loan wolf on the

American team, he is here to prove

3:48:563:49:00

what he has got.

He is still in the

lead, a lap time of 26.16.

Nice try

3:49:003:49:09

after their third Davis, he doesn't

have as nice draft, that is where

3:49:093:49:17

the physical consequence of the race

comes in, the lactic acid starting

3:49:173:49:21

to build up and they start to feel

the pain now.

They have heard the

3:49:213:49:25

bell, less than 400 metres to go now

for Shani Davis and Bart Swings, and

3:49:253:49:31

Shani Davis is slowing down. He had

a real good race going, but he is

3:49:313:49:35

tiring now, you can see it in his

face.

This is where Swings takes

3:49:353:49:41

back that advantage, he is more of a

ten K skater in that he is really

3:49:413:49:47

taking Shani Davis here at the end

of the race.

Bart Swings wins this

3:49:473:49:52

pair, and he puts up a time of

1:45.49 after a great start, Shani

3:49:523:49:58

Davis slowdown and he goes to

seventh place for the moment.

3:49:583:50:09

There is Canada's Denny Morrison. He

crashed his motorbike after Sochi,

3:50:093:50:19

and then suffered a stroke, so Denny

Morrison, the unbreakable Denny

3:50:193:50:26

Morrison, trying to come back here

in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, and

3:50:263:50:34

the fact that he is here is a

remarkable story, overcoming

3:50:343:50:41

incredible odds. Denny Morrison on

the left, Konrad Niedzwiedzki on the

3:50:413:50:45

right.

Denny is looking good off the

right, but one of the injuries after

3:50:453:50:53

his motorcycle

3:50:533:50:58

his motorcycle accident they decided

not to repair, and he doesn't have

3:50:583:51:01

that explosive open any more. But

the end of his race has been a lot

3:51:013:51:05

stronger since then, so that is what

we should be looking for.

He lives

3:51:053:51:09

by the motto that you never know

what you can do until you try. The

3:51:093:51:13

last few years have certainly tested

that philosophy with that bad

3:51:133:51:19

motorcycle accident and his stroke.

He had a lot of dark moments just to

3:51:193:51:23

be here, mere mortals would be happy

just to be healthy again, but he

3:51:233:51:27

wants to be the best in the world

despite everything he has been

3:51:273:51:30

through, he still wants to win here

in Pyeongchang.

3:51:303:51:40

in Pyeongchang. Very good opening

lap for Denny Morrison, he looks

3:51:403:51:43

relaxed and smooth, this looks easy

for him. This is the kind of skating

3:51:433:51:48

we want to see from him, he just is

unbreakable, it really is amazing to

3:51:483:51:54

me that not only is he here but he

looks this good and he has enough in

3:51:543:51:58

the tank for this last lap.

Denny

Morrison has heard the bell, he is

3:51:583:52:03

on the burlap bag the Denny Morrison

of Canada trying for the ultimate

3:52:033:52:10

comeback, skating with Konrad

Niedzwiedzki of Poland. Denny

3:52:103:52:17

Morrison will finish on the inner,

and it is an advantage. Morrison

3:52:173:52:24

coming off the corner, driving to

the line, here he comes. Has he got

3:52:243:52:27

it? He has a time of 1:46.36, and he

goes to fifth place for the moment,

3:52:273:52:39

and Konrad Niedzwiedzki of Poland,

1:47.07, 12th place.

3:52:393:52:48

1:47.07, 12th place. All Patrick

Roest can do is sit and watch and

3:52:483:52:51

hope.

3:52:513:53:00

hope. Takuro Oda, finish 16th last

year, and he is peered with killed

3:53:003:53:08

in

3:53:083:53:15

in -- Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands.

3:53:153:53:22

He only raised the 1500 metres

twice, and his best was a third in

3:53:223:53:26

Calgary.

3:53:263:53:32

Calgary. Kjeld Nuis on the left in

the blue and orange, Oda on the

3:53:323:53:38

right in the black-and-white.

Excellent

3:53:383:53:47

Excellent start for Nuis, he is one

of my favourite skaters on the

3:53:483:53:53

circuit, he is flawless technically.

Look how low his shoulders are,

3:53:533:53:57

everything going into the ice.

And

this is a good, fast pair. Let's get

3:53:573:54:03

the opening times and they are fast,

23.25 per Oda, 23.22 for Nuis.

This

3:54:033:54:13

is where we are starting to get into

the skaters who will challenge for

3:54:133:54:20

the medals. Nuis has not made the

Olympics the last twice he has

3:54:203:54:26

tried, and he has been criticised

for not being able to step up in big

3:54:263:54:30

competitions, he has worked with

sports psychologists to get that

3:54:303:54:33

pressure under control and he is

doing well today.

Nuis is the leader

3:54:333:54:37

right now, and can he keep it going

in the men's 15 have? Nuis and Oda,

3:54:373:54:46

trying to take down the time of his

team-mate, Patrick Roest. And he is

3:54:463:54:53

miles ahead of that line right now.

It would take an apocalyptic event

3:54:533:55:01

here to prevent Nuis from making it

to the top of the leaderboard. He is

3:55:013:55:06

keeping it together, no sign of

tiring, he just looks awesome.

He is

3:55:063:55:14

going into the end still looking

smooth.

3:55:143:55:21

smooth. This is Kjeld Nuis of the

Netherlands, and he has beaten that

3:55:213:55:31

time, 1:44.01. Oda goes to third,

but your new race leader is Kjeld

3:55:313:55:36

Nuis of the Netherlands, the

28-year-old, the world champion has

3:55:363:55:40

moved into the Olympic spotlight,

and right now, it is shining

3:55:403:55:44

brightly on him.

I think he can put

those critics to silence at this

3:55:443:55:50

point. He really stepped it up

today. That was a beautiful race.

3:55:503:55:54

The last 50 metres was only part of

the race that I saw him break down

3:55:543:55:57

just a little bit, his last lap

wasn't as strong, but what a

3:55:573:56:04

beautiful race. He was calm and

relaxed and smooth the entire race,

3:56:043:56:08

and that is the first one we have

seen today that I would say was

3:56:083:56:13

close to a perfect race. He said his

most perfect race was at the Olympic

3:56:133:56:17

trials to make this team and he

finally made it after two attempts.

3:56:173:56:21

Love that race and the intensity,

and he should be happy.

3:56:213:56:26

Huge roar from the crowd for Kim Min

Seok, only 18 years of age, from

3:56:293:56:40

South Korea, and he is paired with

Haralds Silovs, he raced in

3:56:403:56:49

Vancouver eight years ago in long

track and short track on the same

3:56:493:56:52

day. Kim of South Korea on the

right, he won the 1500 at the Asian

3:56:523:57:00

games last year, and Silovs coming

from a 3-point stance on the left.

3:57:003:57:11

We don't see that stance as much as

we used to, it was a trend in the

3:57:113:57:15

past, but it seems to work for some

people, mimicking the track and

3:57:153:57:19

field start that you would see in

the sprints. So they can get off the

3:57:193:57:23

line a little quicker with that

technique.

We have seen how

3:57:233:57:28

important that opener can be. And

Silovs, 23.54, third-best, 23.94 for

3:57:283:57:40

Kim.

Silovs comes from one of those

countries that doesn't have a lot of

3:57:403:57:48

background in speed skating, and he

bumped around the world looking for

3:57:483:57:50

a good group to train with. He has

been in their Netherlands and been

3:57:503:57:54

all over and in Calgary, too, so he

tries to find what he can where he

3:57:543:57:58

can get it.

Two laps to go. And the

Latvian Haralds Silovs.

Looking

3:57:583:58:09

good.

3:58:093:58:14

good. Steimbach a little can help

skaters stay relaxed, but can they

3:58:153:58:18

get the speed they need? We saw it

in the women's yesterday.

The crowd

3:58:183:58:27

are really getting behind Kim Min

Seok. He has picked it up, but has

3:58:273:58:33

he got enough?

Still two arms on the

back, it is so rare towards the end

3:58:333:58:38

of the race. You can see the

shoulders swinging a little from

3:58:383:58:40

side to side which you don't want to

see, but this is a strategy and it

3:58:403:58:44

is working for him.

The crowd

bringing home the local favourite.

3:58:443:58:49

Silovs is trying to catch, but he

won't. Here is the time for the

3:58:493:58:54

South Korean, and it puts the bronze

medal spot for Silovs. Good race

3:58:543:59:04

from the Latvian, he goes to fourth

place for the moment.

Impressive by

3:59:043:59:10

the young 18-year-old, and look he

is now in third place position.

3:59:103:59:19

is now in third place position. Good

race by Kim, I really was impressed

3:59:193:59:22

by his two arms on the back the

whole way, that is hard to do in

3:59:223:59:26

1500 metres when you are trying to

get that speed early in the race.

3:59:263:59:31

What a future that young man has if

he continues to improve. Nuis of the

3:59:313:59:38

Netherlands the leader, followed by

his Dutch team-mate. And then Kim,

3:59:383:59:43

the young South Korean, moving into

the bronze medal position.

3:59:433:59:48

Two skaters left in the men's 15 to

competition.

3:59:513:59:59

competition. Pedersen coming off a

bronze medal, eighth in the 1500

4:00:024:00:10

four years ago, number four on the

World Cup circuit and that is Joey

4:00:104:00:15

Mantia, he won the start at the US

trials, seventh in the 1500 at those

4:00:154:00:23

same worlds, 21st in the 1500 in

Sochi.

4:00:234:00:30

Joey Mantia of the US on the left,

Pedersen of Norway on the right. The

4:00:314:00:36

time to beat 1:44.0 one.

Pedersen,

the Norwegian, the only one that can

4:00:364:00:48

salvage things for his team. He is

the best one to do it, a small and

4:00:484:00:52

compact skater. Nice and smooth and

relaxed off the line. Expect to see

4:00:524:00:56

him strong at the end of the race.

Joey Mantia is a fast start, on a

4:00:564:01:02

mission to make up for that major

disappointment of the US team in

4:01:024:01:07

Sochi.

Opening times for Joey Mantia

and Pedersen not the fastest.

4:01:074:01:15

Pedersen with two arms on his back

and he looks a lot more relaxed to

4:01:154:01:19

me than the race we just saw. He is

very smooth. If you can't do that

4:01:194:01:26

two arms on your back... But I think

now quite a bit behind the first lap

4:01:264:01:34

time.

700 metres gone. Two laps to

go. Pedersen of Norway and Mantia of

4:01:344:01:41

the United States.

Pedersen doing

his best to get a bit of a jack of

4:01:414:01:47

Mantia. This bit of the race is

critical. We have to keep that

4:01:474:01:50

turnover high, the tempo going and

try as best as you can to keep the

4:01:504:01:56

technique together going into the

last lap.

They have heard the bell,

4:01:564:02:00

less than 400 metres to go for

Pedersen and Mantia.

Almost a fall

4:02:004:02:08

by Pedersen. Not sure quite what

happened. Maybe he hit that patch of

4:02:084:02:13

ice that was repaired. Hard to say

if that will really hurt him at the

4:02:134:02:18

end of the race here.

Mantia as he

comes driving to the line, both arms

4:02:184:02:24

working. Mantia can't do it...

Pedersen is ninth, but that gives

4:02:244:02:36

the South Koreans a bronze. The

Dutch a gold and silver. But the

4:02:364:02:42

crowd erupting here at the Oval

because a South Korean has won a

4:02:424:02:47

bronze medal in the men's 1500 's.

Just listen to the raw.

4:02:474:02:57

Just listen to the raw. -- roar.

Kjeld Nuis wins the 1500, followed

4:02:574:03:08

by his team-mate, Patrick Roest. The

big surprise, Kim Min Seok, he takes

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home a

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big surprise, Kim Min Seok, he takes

home a bronze medal. STUDIO: We were

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wrong, four out of gold for the

Dutch so far. Extraordinarily, eight

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out of the 12 medals at the Oval

have been won by the Netherlands,

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75% of all of them. That surpasses

the total even in Sochi at this

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point and no other country has won

more than one medal in the Oval. It

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is an extraordinary run they are

having. It is about five past five

4:03:354:03:40

here in the UK, about 2am in the

morning and I really hope one of

4:03:404:03:44

Great Britain's find the skaters is

not having a sleepless night.

4:03:444:03:53

That is because, as you may well

know, the 500 metres short track

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ended in tears for Elise Christie.

She has two more chances, though.

4:04:004:04:06

Meanwhile, Canada claimed a third

gold at these games, the first side

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ever to be crowned Olympic mixed

curling champions, a comprehensive

4:04:104:04:14

win against the Swiss today. And

skiing all-time great Marcel

4:04:144:04:19

Hirscher ended his weight for

Olympic gold with the Austrian

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clinching top spot in the men's

combined. A fantastic slalom run did

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it for him.

And the Japanese short track skater

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has become the first three at these

games to be punished for a doping

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violation. Sent home after being

tested positive.

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violation. Sent home after being

tested positive. A double Olympic

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snowboarder is back, refreshed and

ready after a nap because he had

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been up half the night watching the

women's snowboard half pipe final.

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First of all, how are you? No

matchsticks I see?

I am OK. I was

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excited watching it. It was really

exciting.

We are going to see it but

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explain to us why there was so much

interest ahead of this final?

It was

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Chloe Kim's time. She was too young

at the last Olympics to compete. She

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is the only female to have ever

scored a perfect score of 100. She

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has back-to-back ten 80s so it was

the time to showcase what she can

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do.

That only 18, would you be

impervious to the Olympic pressure?

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Let's find out.

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COMMENTATOR: The most successful

snowboarder ever to strap on in

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competition.

This is Kelly's fifth

Olympics, can you believe that?

Only

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missed one of the snow Olympics. She

had a gold at the first time of

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asking in Salt Lake City in 2002.

She won bronze at the last two

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Olympics and is constantly asked

when she is going to retire. A

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question you must have some sympathy

with?

I do, she is only a year older

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than I was when I was at the

Olympics. It is a reminder all the

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time of your age. She is still

riding at this high level, and why

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shouldn't she be competing? Here we

go.

Kelly Clark.

Massive.

Signature

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frontside air, backside 540. A lot

of trouble down the pipe. 1080 on

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the third hit and that is huge, into

the frontside 720. A crippler, a

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backflip. A tail grab. Kelly Clark

has just set a huge high mark here

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in the women's half pipe finals. The

34-year-old from Newport, Rhode

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Island, who grew up at the Stratton

sports school.

Well done Kelly

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Clark. She has come into this after

yesterday, having a bit of a

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warbler. She would not normally find

herself dropping in at the beginning

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of the finals in 11th place at the

moment. Coming into this. She is at

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a disadvantage having to drop near

the start but she looks so much more

4:07:094:07:12

solid than she did yesterday.

Climbed so up the pipe on that

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massive trick.

Incredible to see. In

2016, she came out at the US open in

4:07:194:07:26

excruciating pain, road and came

third and then went straight in for

4:07:264:07:29

hip surgery. Everyone was asking,

OK, is this the precursor to

4:07:294:07:34

retirement? But here she is, two

years later at her fifth Olympics

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with 76.25.

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with 76.25. Next in is the next

Japanese rider, Sena Tomita. She has

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been going from strength to

strength. To play second this year

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in China, same competition we saw

Emily Arthur take 86. The Japanese

4:07:534:07:58

riders focus on aptitude. Such

powerful riders, a very strong half

4:07:584:08:05

pipe programme.

So, just settling herself.

You

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notice, they all have their

earphones, don't they? Music is very

4:08:114:08:15

important for a lot of these girls.

Tucks up, pumps had out of that

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transition. Frontside 900. Backside

540. Frontside 720, just getting the

4:08:214:08:31

board it in the top of the lip.

Switch 720. Frontside 540 and a

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straight edge to finish, lovely

method. Great amplitude on this and

4:08:404:08:48

the most technical trick of the run

comes at the top of the pipe.

If you

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do your trick right at the top, it

gives you a lot more points.

65.25.

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Moves into second place, just ahead

of Mirabelle Thovex. The 24-year-old

4:09:014:09:13

temple Amat surprised a lot of

people yesterday. A lot of people

4:09:134:09:20

from Japan we expected to see up

here, but no. -- the 24-year-old

4:09:204:09:26

Matsumoto surprise a lot of people

yesterday. Got a seven here at the

4:09:264:09:29

test event. A big frontside edge to

start. Backside 540. Frontside 900.

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Switch seven out of the front seven.

She needs to be cranked up here. She

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claims it. It is really hard. These

riders are really light and to get

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tied up, you need a bit of weight.

If you haven't got the weight, you

4:10:074:10:12

take a more direct line down the

pipe, in order to get that speed up.

4:10:124:10:17

But by doing that, you lose hits and

it changes the way you do your

4:10:174:10:21

tricks. It is such a toss-up between

technicality, doing the tricks but

4:10:214:10:26

also getting the amplitude.

70

points the Matsumoto.

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We have seen she is capable of one

of the most technical stylish,

4:10:414:10:45

creative and high runs

and she does

a lot of these tricks at the top.

We

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are going to see hopefully her first

run with a switch method. Dropping

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on backwards now. Like riding with

your left hand. She does the hardest

4:11:014:11:03

and most stylish tricks.

So hard to

keep your heel edge on that wall but

4:11:034:11:12

she has absolutely bossed it so far.

This is a beautiful run. Big

4:11:124:11:17

frontside five, landing nice and

high on the transitions.

4:11:174:11:19

Back-to-back fives. Front seven,

lovely stuff, could have got it

4:11:194:11:25

round a bit more but hands are in

the air, she is happy. She was so

4:11:254:11:28

relaxed. That last shot, the

close-up we saw of the landing of

4:11:284:11:34

the frontside 720, the arms down by

the side, the body language said it

4:11:344:11:37

all. She was in control. She had

that run absolutely dialled in.

I

4:11:374:11:42

think that is because it is her

stock trick, just put this down.

4:11:424:11:47

Under the nerves she is fine but she

doesn't seem nervous at all.

4:11:474:11:52

Frontside 540 third hit will be a

frontside 400 I think this 720 could

4:11:524:11:57

become at 1080 by the run.

That is a

claim!

We put all the ingredients in

4:11:574:12:06

a big stockpot and we would gently

bring them to the boil.

OK.

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Hopefully we will have a tasty,

piping hot stew by the end of the

4:12:124:12:16

final.

Attention to detail, getting

the grabs and holding them.

What is

4:12:164:12:23

fascinating is, these women have

come from gymnastics programmes in

4:12:234:12:27

the Chinese Republic and then you

have them building slowly and taking

4:12:274:12:32

snowboarding and... 85.50.

She is

happy, really happy with that.

She

4:12:324:12:38

is very, very happy. Chloe Kim. She

is of South Korean descent. Parents

4:12:384:12:48

emigrated to the United States. She

is the youngest person ever to win

4:12:484:12:54

three X games gold medals. Not just

that, she has won them

4:12:544:12:57

consecutively.

Wouldn't you love to

know what's playing in her ear right

4:12:574:13:03

now?

Definitely. She is, without

question, the best half pipe rider

4:13:034:13:08

in the world. Whether she can put it

together now under pressure, the

4:13:084:13:11

Chinese rider, is what counts. --

like the Chinese rider, Liu Jiayu,

4:13:114:13:19

is what counts.

Frontside 1080.

Switch now, loses a bit of speed,

4:13:194:13:25

but still gets the 720 around.

Frontside 900. There is the Mac

4:13:254:13:33

twist with the indie grab. A huge

inverted seven. What a run from her.

4:13:334:13:42

What a run from her.

The Koreans are

going crazy down at the bottom.

I'm

4:13:424:13:47

not saying she is ahead of the pack

but she is ahead of the pack! When

4:13:474:13:50

Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook

there was a candy crush request from

4:13:504:13:55

her waiting for him.

She keeps that

amplitude the whole way down, it is

4:13:554:14:02

unreal!

This is the fascinating bit,

the frontside 1080. Kelly Clark put

4:14:024:14:08

it in third hit, Chloe Kim second

hit. Out of that she puts... This is

4:14:084:14:14

the frontside 900. Outside the

frontside 1080 at the moment she has

4:14:144:14:18

the switch 720.

It lacked a bit of

amplitude.

For the first time ever

4:14:184:14:25

at the X games two weeks ago we saw

the consecutive 1080s.

And she has

4:14:254:14:34

two runs, not one but two more to

give the back-to-back tens a go.

The

4:14:344:14:41

gauntlet has been laid down by Chloe

Kim. Can you catch me? That is why

4:14:414:14:46

Kelly Clark got a 76 for an

incredible run earlier on. The

4:14:464:14:50

judges needed space to go for Chloe

Kim. CHEERING

4:14:504:14:54

She's looking surprised, but on the

form she has shown over the last

4:14:544:15:00

three years, it is almost expected.

Confirmation of first run scores,

4:15:004:15:07

with two to go. Chloe Kim on gold

medal position. Liu Jiayu in silver.

4:15:074:15:12

Kelly Clark in bronze has become

tradition at an Olympic finals, that

4:15:124:15:18

her position on Sochi and Vancouver.

4:15:184:15:20

Arielle Gold, from a snowboarding

family along with her older brother,

4:15:304:15:34

Taylor. She wants this

4:15:344:15:40

Taylor. She wants this frontside

1080.

Landed! You would almost say

4:15:404:15:44

she is a few degrees off the end of

it, but she backflip with the third

4:15:444:15:51

hit.

She needs to crank up the speed

little bit, get up the amplitude.

4:15:514:15:57

Frontside 900 and! And lovely into

the heave Ho to finish.

That is cat

4:15:574:16:09

amongst the pigeons right there,

that is.

Luck!

She didn't quite get

4:16:094:16:17

it round, but the grabber was really

nice.

Chloe Kim did her 1080 on the

4:16:174:16:26

second hit. Arielle Gold has upped

the riskier.

I don't think it will

4:16:264:16:30

trouble the top spot.

I don't think

she agrees with that. Po-faced

4:16:304:16:33

rocked. Where can -- her face

dropped. Now, where can Kelly Clark

4:16:334:16:48

go?

Did she have time to process

that score for Arielle? Will that

4:16:484:16:55

affect what she takes on from that

and what the judges are looking for?

4:16:554:17:00

There was certainly a couple of

holes, and the under rotation on the

4:17:004:17:04

1080 could have been a big part

4:17:044:17:10

1080 could have been a big part of

it.

Huge!

That was even bigger.

4:17:104:17:14

Kelly Clark is going stratospheric.

She has got to put the ten in here,

4:17:144:17:19

and she makes it again.

Really nice.

And she has lost her speed.

She can

4:17:194:17:27

generate speed, she is good at

popping those transitions, and

4:17:274:17:31

already she is back enough nearly to

two metres.

She had both hands off

4:17:314:17:34

the wheel then. She held onto that I

offer that last one. That is the

4:17:344:17:42

biggest front side we have seen.

That feels satisfying, doesn't it?

4:17:424:17:53

8175, though they liked the

amplitude at the top.

4:17:534:18:01

There is no doubting that this

woman, Queralt Castellet, has the

4:18:084:18:14

ability to go stratospheric.

Currently sat in seventh place on

4:18:144:18:19

59.75, a lot of work to do.

4:18:194:18:23

Beautiful style on the backside air,

taking a leaf out of Chloe Kim's

4:18:354:18:39

book. The speed is there. 1080.

Yes!

Nice.

She squeaked it around, she

4:18:394:18:52

was a little lower than she would

have liked to be, because she landed

4:18:524:18:57

so low in the 1080. The 540, gets

the Grabban that, nice and solid.

4:18:574:19:04

Will it be up in the eighties? But

wasn't quite cleaner. Not even the

4:19:044:19:12

seventies!

4:19:124:19:17

seventies!

So, next up, Liu Jiayu,

also known as birdie. She knows she

4:19:174:19:27

has got a really good run in the

bag. And she is free to go and chase

4:19:274:19:33

Chloe Kim Dan Snow.

She is more than

ten points ahead of fourth place, so

4:19:334:19:38

she has definitely got breathing

room.

I beg to differ, it is only

4:19:384:19:45

four points.

Ahead of fourth place.

Yes.

She is in the medals by ten

4:19:454:19:56

points. Backside air, and into the

switch seven, a real direct line,

4:19:564:20:04

and well held.

Huge nine.

1080? She

is happy. I think that was the same

4:20:044:20:15

run, she has just try to go a bit

bigger and almost squeeze a little

4:20:154:20:19

more out of it.

I would say it was

really cleaving the landings,

4:20:194:20:21

though.

It is an interesting idea.

What it means is she is not thinking

4:20:214:20:28

about chasing down Chloe Kim. She is

into it securing silver medal

4:20:284:20:37

position.

Due think they have that

mindset?

What a lovely crab and a

4:20:374:20:42

lovely landing.

Really does a good

job of keeping the speed.

4:20:424:20:49

You both called it the amplitude,

and it has worked for her.

That is

4:20:494:20:53

what it is.

She has added to her

score. But what she has done is put

4:20:534:21:02

the pressure on this woman, Chloe

Kim.

4:21:024:21:12

Kim. Are we going to see the

back-to-back tens? She landed them

4:21:124:21:18

very comfortable a few weeks ago at

X games.

She is a fierce competitor,

4:21:184:21:26

and she will unveil just why she is

the Queen of ladies halfpipe at the

4:21:264:21:32

moment.

Are we going to see the ten?

Yes. Oh, Chloe Kim is human after

4:21:324:21:41

all.

The first one was lower.

Yes.

She wasn't carrying as much speed,

4:21:414:21:46

so even though she landed it

perfectly, there wasn't enough

4:21:464:21:50

altitude on the third hit to get it

round. If that had been landed,

4:21:504:21:55

there would have been no one else

with back-to-back tens, but right

4:21:554:21:58

now, it is still open for third

runs. So, confirmation of the scores

4:21:584:22:04

after the second descent down this

enormous super pipe.

4:22:044:22:14

enormous super pipe. Arielle Gold

with her 1080 just outside the

4:22:154:22:16

medals.

4:22:164:22:21

medals. All four of the American

team are in, and the first of them

4:22:214:22:25

to drop his Arielle Gold. Landed a

brilliant run on her second run. Can

4:22:254:22:34

she now step it up, tidy it up and

make it as big and as clean as

4:22:344:22:40

possible? If she can, it could push

Chloe Kim.

It really could. She won

4:22:404:22:51

the lax open, arguably the biggest

halfpipe competition outside the X

4:22:514:23:01

Games.

Interestingly, her dad said

to her back in the day when she

4:23:014:23:05

first got into snowboarding, most

girls do things the way girls do

4:23:054:23:10

things, you need to do it like the

men do, follow your brother who is

4:23:104:23:14

also a pro.

And also very good.

That

is an interesting comment.

We will

4:23:144:23:20

discuss that after the run!

Yes.

Huge 1080 to kick things off, switch

4:23:204:23:26

seven, build up the speed and get

the amplitude up, nice backflip,

4:23:264:23:32

call it what you will. She really

has the backside air, frontside

4:23:324:23:41

nine, huge twist, heave Ho at the

bottom, and the hands are in the

4:23:414:23:45

air. Is it enough?

I don't know!

I

think her score was so impressive

4:23:454:23:53

from the second run because of the

amplitude, and I think it was the

4:23:534:23:59

fifth hit, just to have it. She's

grimacing, she almost knows that

4:23:594:24:04

backside air...

Lets see how clearly

she gets this round, because she

4:24:044:24:08

knows that is important, it is that

clean landing.

It is not far off.

4:24:084:24:15

She is under 90 degrees, which is...

It is only Chloe Kim who has got

4:24:154:24:18

that. And it is the first hit, it is

huge. Lovely grab, lands high.

She

4:24:184:24:31

almost went a bit too straight

across the pipe, she should have

4:24:314:24:35

gone for further down.

Let it run a

little.

It is not enough. I don't

4:24:354:24:41

think it is enough. She is claiming

it, but...

It is clean. Obviously

4:24:414:24:50

she felt something was better in

that run.

4:24:504:24:57

that run.

85! And 11 point shift.

That is huge. You can hear the

4:24:574:25:05

familiar USA chant going down.

Certainly at the moment it looks

4:25:054:25:08

like it could be

4:25:084:25:14

like it could be the third snowboard

gold medal in the pipeline. Jamie

4:25:144:25:17

Anderson has done it.

She has to

have another trick into this,

4:25:174:25:26

doesn't she?

She is channelling her

inner Beyonce here, come on. Do as

4:25:264:25:37

Beyonce would do. Huge frontside

air, lands a little flatter that

4:25:374:25:40

will kill the speed. A little flat

again but she is holding the speed.

4:25:404:25:45

A big frontside ten, that is

beautiful, and now the switch seven,

4:25:454:25:51

again landing flat. How is she still

standing up? Huge crippler, that was

4:25:514:25:57

the improvement.

On that was the

extra hit, as well.

4:25:574:26:01

CHEERING

I Lee -- can Kelly Clark move up the

4:26:014:26:11

rankings with that one?

How did she

hold that?

She is without a doubt

4:26:114:26:21

the Mr Miyagi of doing that. If we

had landed flat like that we would

4:26:214:26:27

have instant pins and needles in our

feet, but she somehow manages to

4:26:274:26:30

keep the speed. She has landed flat,

but she has still gone massive. A

4:26:304:26:38

big backside five, and you spoke

about it, she is holding the grabs.

4:26:384:26:44

And all the way round, that is check

this, she does grab it a little bit

4:26:444:26:50

there. And look at the height.

4:26:504:26:57

A little bit of the ballerina in

there, but...

I don't know how to

4:26:584:27:03

call this one, really.

4:27:034:27:10

83.5.

It is a slight improvement for

Kelly Clark, but not enough to

4:27:154:27:21

overhaul Arielle Gold, who remains

in bronze medal position, and an

4:27:214:27:24

agonising wait now for her, because

we have ten riders still to drop.

4:27:244:27:32

Kelly.

I feel a bit bad for Kelly

Clark. She was so close, so close,

4:27:324:27:40

but she has more medals, more

trophies, than anyone else.

She can

4:27:404:27:43

be proud of that.

Not just women's

snowboarding, there is no one else

4:27:434:27:49

is still in professional

snowboarding now who rides at this

4:27:494:27:53

level.

34 years old.

Who was riding

in Salt Lake City in 2000 to 16

4:27:534:27:59

years ago. That is how long she has

been at the top of her game.

Great

4:27:594:28:02

statistic, Ed.

You should be a

commentator! Mirabelle Thovex is

4:28:024:28:09

going for this frontside 900.

Frontside five, she backed off.

4:28:094:28:16

Straightaway you can see the

different attitude from the run

4:28:164:28:18

before.

You really can. Interesting

choice of run. She used that trick

4:28:184:28:25

at the very top of her run before.

Was she trying to switch backside

4:28:254:28:33

five?

Backside 360, yes.

She looked

like she was coming round for a

4:28:334:28:37

second then. She is inverted that

run, it was the other way around on

4:28:374:28:43

her first run, that went so highly

for her, so I can't see... How this

4:28:434:28:51

is going to... Beautiful style. You

can see it definitely runs in the

4:28:514:28:57

family, can't you? If you have never

come across Candy Thovex, going type

4:28:574:29:11

that into Google. One of the best

skiers in the world. The Thovex

4:29:114:29:19

dynasty pretty impressive. So an

improvement on the first run score,

4:29:194:29:26

doesn't change position. She remains

in eighth place. But the pressure

4:29:264:29:31

now comes back up to the top of the

pipe. She has been so relaxed all

4:29:314:29:35

day, Liu Jiayu of China. Her

nickname is Birdie. Such a relaxed

4:29:354:29:43

rider, she has been taking cues from

some of the most creative riders in

4:29:434:29:47

snowboarding, Annie Davis being one

of them, and she opens up the

4:29:474:29:50

disputable switch method, one of the

hardest tricks.

This is one of the

4:29:504:30:00

hardest starts right here get ready

with shift apple three. .

And there

4:30:004:30:08

is the 1080.

Yes! But she is still

so high.

Backside five, and

4:30:084:30:15

frontside ten. And she has gone! If

she had landed that, we would have

4:30:154:30:20

had a big game on our hands, a big,

big game on our hands. Liu Jiayu

4:30:204:30:27

gives it absolutely everything, she

has left it all here in the pipe

4:30:274:30:29

here in Phoenix park.

She still

looks over the moon because she

4:30:294:30:33

knows.

4:30:334:30:38

Look at Arielle Gold, she is made

up. This was a beautiful switch

4:30:384:30:43

method.

Really difficult, really

hard. Definitely if you were to

4:30:434:30:48

award a standout trick of the day,

this no borders trick of the day, it

4:30:484:30:52

would be the switch method. Nice and

technical. -- snowboarders's trick

4:30:524:31:01

of the day.

Cranking up the spin on

the 900 before the last 180.

So much

4:31:014:31:10

right on this hit, going into it

thinking, OK, I can do this.

Had her

4:31:104:31:15

foot file -- flat to the floor all

the way through that spin. OK, it's

4:31:154:31:22

not pretty but... Oooh!

There it is, confirmation for Chloe

4:31:224:31:29

Kim that she is the 2018 women's

snowboard half pipe gold medallist.

4:31:294:31:36

Liu Jiayu knows that she is the

silver medallist. 89.75 for that

4:31:364:31:44

second run score gives her the

silver. So, as so often has been the

4:31:444:31:50

case the Shaun White, Chloe Kim will

be gifted the lap of honour.

I love

4:31:504:32:00

this, look, she tweeted this before

she even realised!

Oh my goodness,

4:32:004:32:05

she tweeted when I've finished my

breakfast, I wish I'd finished my

4:32:054:32:10

breakfast sandwich but my stubborn

self decided not to and now I'm

4:32:104:32:15

getting hangry.

Hangry gold

medallist! Thanks for that insight.

4:32:154:32:23

She is eating this pipe up the

breakfast here.

Please do the

4:32:234:32:26

back-to-backs.

She is not holding

back, she knows she's got it. She's

4:32:264:32:32

going...

Yes!

4:32:324:32:38

going...

Yes!

Back-to-back 10s. Had

her legs turned on. There is the Mac

4:32:384:32:42

twist, which denies logic. Your

Olympic champion with the inverted

4:32:424:32:49

seven, while!

Chloe Kim!

Wow!

Following in the footsteps of Shaun

4:32:494:32:55

White interactive, landing

back-to-back 1080s when she didn't

4:32:554:33:00

need to.

Absolutely brilliant run

from Chloe Kim and no disputing who

4:33:004:33:07

takes the gold medal. I think we

might be looking at the beginning of

4:33:074:33:12

a very long reign for a new Queen of

half pipe snowboarding.

Such a

4:33:124:33:18

strong rider, amazing level of

riding.

Back foot behind ahead, so

4:33:184:33:25

difficult to get the body

impositions that. And the first of

4:33:254:33:30

these is 10s. As soon as the front

foot hits the lip she's gone,

4:33:304:33:35

uncorks Michael Wild Cobra. Goes all

the way round, locked cit on and at

4:33:354:33:39

that point she is only looking at

this trick.

The composure as she was

4:33:394:33:43

over the board, you need to have,

you need to know you are landing

4:33:434:33:47

that 1080.

Clinging on and that

ledge. I love that she went for both

4:33:474:33:54

of those and got them, just to make

that point, yes, I know I have

4:33:544:33:58

already won, but look what I can do.

So proud of this standard of riding.

4:33:584:34:06

She should be hangry more often!

I'm

terrible hangry, just so we know,

4:34:064:34:11

but I think it works for her.

Amazing. That, ladies and gentlemen,

4:34:114:34:17

is ladies half pipe snowboarding at

its best.

98.25, a phenomenal run

4:34:174:34:27

from Chloe Kim. Look at that, look

at what it means to her. It is not

4:34:274:34:32

just the Americans in the crowd, the

South Koreans, her lineages South

4:34:324:34:37

Korean, her parents emigrated to

California just before she was born.

4:34:374:34:42

Now she has ridden here and claimed

gold for two nations. So

4:34:424:34:47

confirmation of the result. In

bronze medal position, Arielle Gold.

4:34:474:34:52

Just missing out, Kelly Clark. In

silver, China with Liu Jiayu. On

4:34:524:34:58

gold medal position, dominating the

women's snowboard half pipe, it is

4:34:584:35:02

Chloe Kim.

4:35:024:35:03

women's snowboard half pipe, it is

Chloe Kim.

Well done, how you

4:35:034:35:04

feeling, how have you felt with the

support and love from back home and

4:35:044:35:08

in Korea?

Someone has just hooked me

up with some ice cream so I am down

4:35:084:35:13

with that.

You tweeted earlier you

were hangry, do you think that

4:35:134:35:17

helped with the final half pipe run?

Yeah, I was getting really hangry

4:35:174:35:23

and was not really stoked because my

stomach was rumbling. But I think I

4:35:234:35:29

just focused all that anger from

being hangry into that third one and

4:35:294:35:35

it worked.

STUDIO: She is a delight!

She's only 17. A transcendent star

4:35:354:35:41

in the making. How long could this

kid be around winning Olympic

4:35:414:35:46

medals?

I think she will be on the

scene for a long, long time now. She

4:35:464:35:50

is such a lovely girl as well. You

saw it in the interview how funny

4:35:504:35:54

she is. She is great for baseball. I

think today has really showcased

4:35:544:36:00

snowboarding half pipe for the

females. The weather has not played

4:36:004:36:05

havoc like as in the last few days.

8.5 point advantage, lapping the

4:36:054:36:10

field. Really, she won it on the

first run. Slipped up on the second

4:36:104:36:15

but

4:36:154:36:16

first run. Slipped up on the second

but this was just exhibitionism?

4:36:164:36:17

This is her victory lap. She is

improving on her best score already.

4:36:174:36:24

The fact she has managed to put him

back-to-back 1080s shows she is a

4:36:244:36:32

league above are pronounced. She

deserved that score.

How big a

4:36:324:36:37

personality could she become. We saw

it with Shaun White, he became

4:36:374:36:41

winter sport for a while, could she

do that?

I think so. I think a big

4:36:414:36:45

character goes very well when you

are at the top of your game in

4:36:454:36:49

sport. I think

4:36:494:36:51

are at the top of your game in

sport. I think Chloe's probably

4:36:514:36:51

going to be fast tracked into the

limelight now she has the gold.

A

4:36:514:36:55

wonderful moment as well because her

dad was born in Korea and emigrated

4:36:554:37:00

with his wife and Chloe has been

brought up as an American but she is

4:37:004:37:04

fluent in Korean as well and it's a

massive star over there. A wonderful

4:37:044:37:07

banner read" go Chloe". A native

said when I emigrated this was my

4:37:074:37:14

native home, now this is my American

dream. They will love that, when

4:37:144:37:18

they?

The Americans have embraced

it. It has shown how well it has

4:37:184:37:23

done for her snowboarding, to

emigrate over to the state.

A new

4:37:234:37:27

Olympic star is now born. But, as we

have been talking, the original

4:37:274:37:31

snowboarding style was Shaun White,

the flying tomato. He has had a bit

4:37:314:37:38

of beef with the Sochi half pipe

when he finished fourth. We will

4:37:384:37:46

see. Qualifying runs overnight.

4:37:464:37:49

when he finished fourth. We will

see. Qualifying runs overnight. One

4:37:494:37:51

of the three riders we expect to be

challenging for gold tomorrow. You

4:37:514:37:54

would expect qualification to be a

formality for the young Japanese

4:37:544:38:00

rider. Just 19 years old, burst onto

the scene in 2011, poaching the pipe

4:38:004:38:08

as a 12-year-old with the rest of

the Japanese rider for the US Open.

4:38:084:38:13

Look at this. Just floating through

the stratosphere on his first hit.

4:38:134:38:18

Frontside double ten. A switch.

1080. A big Crippler landing flat.

4:38:184:38:31

900, into the frontside 9. That,

ladies and gentlemen, for him, is a

4:38:314:38:39

five. You can go at least 12.

That

was quite literally a stroll through

4:38:394:38:44

the pipe for Ayumu Hirano.

A few

weeks ago at the X games to get the

4:38:444:38:50

gold medal he did back-to-back

1440s.

Just as rare as what we saw

4:38:504:38:57

from Chloe Kim this morning, the

back-to-back 1080s. Waiting for a

4:38:574:39:03

score... 87.5 four. As we said

before, a walk in the park for the

4:39:034:39:07

young Japanese rider. What read

Gerard is to snowboarding, this man

4:39:074:39:17

is to half pipe snowboarding.

4:39:174:39:23

is to half pipe snowboarding. A man

who absolutely loves it. He is just

4:39:234:39:27

as at home on a back slalom course

as he isn't icy pipe. Look at this

4:39:274:39:31

one.

There you have it! Into the

switch 1080. The double crippler.

4:39:314:39:43

That is a posh word broke double

backflip. Backside. Switch McTwist.

4:39:434:39:57

Switch double rodeo to finish. What

a run from Ben Ferguson.

He is,

4:39:574:40:01

rushed to Danny Davis. Locale stoked

he is! That is the snowboarding

4:40:014:40:09

equivalent of an ambassador's

favourite chocolate. -- look how

4:40:094:40:15

stoked he is. I love the bar. We

speak a lot about the creativity on

4:40:154:40:21

slopestyle. You see it, different

tricks that are done big. That is

4:40:214:40:26

just gorgeous. What a run. 91, Ben

Ferguson.

Then has gone into the

4:40:264:40:33

90s.

Next in, we have already seen

Ayumu Hirano, one of the men we

4:40:334:40:40

would earmark for potential gold.

This is the second of those men.

4:40:404:40:44

Scotty James, an incredibly fierce

competitor. He is so driven, so

4:40:444:40:53

determined. He was forced to sit in

the shadow of Shaun White three

4:40:534:40:58

weeks ago, after he landed his best

ever run. Let's see where he goes

4:40:584:41:04

here.

4:41:044:41:09

here.

Goodness me, what a start from

Scotty James. Backside 900.

4:41:094:41:14

Frontside 1080. Switch frontside

five.

Into the switch, backside

4:41:144:41:24

nine. Going backwards up the pipe

wall on your heels is one of the

4:41:244:41:30

hardest things you can do, if not

the hardest thing you can do in the

4:41:304:41:34

pipe. Scotty James is one of the few

people who can do it and make it

4:41:344:41:38

look good. Everything about your

body at that stage is saying, no,

4:41:384:41:43

let's go back forwards, I can't see

the landing! Let's go forward,

4:41:434:41:46

please!

89. Look at his face...

That

sounded a little bit sarcastic, the

4:41:464:41:59

fantastic, didn't it.

Fantastic... .

. He slots into second place. I

4:41:594:42:06

agree with that at this point. I

think Ben Ferguson's run was so

4:42:064:42:10

clean and so technical.

And bigger.

And eclectic. Very, very different.

4:42:104:42:17

Now it is the third of our potential

gold medal contenders. Remember,

4:42:174:42:22

this is only qualification. They are

sending warning shots across the

4:42:224:42:26

bowl. We haven't gone into full war

mode just yet. Shaun White, 31 years

4:42:264:42:34

old. For the first time in his

career, he is being pushed in this

4:42:344:42:40

qualification process. He is so

consistent. Enormous frontside 1080.

4:42:404:42:48

Cab, double Cork 1080. The skyhook.

Stale fish.

That would have felt so

4:42:484:42:57

good to him to put that down. He has

struggled with that trick in the

4:42:574:43:00

past. Oh my goodness, what a run!

The double McTwist the penultimate

4:43:004:43:07

hit into the frontside 1080. What a

run that was. That was a canter to

4:43:074:43:14

Shaun White, I think it's fair to

say, but...

It was spins and flips

4:43:144:43:20

the whole way. You said we weren't

in war mode yet but I tell you, that

4:43:204:43:26

was for attack from him.

It is not

full attack mode. It is a phenomenal

4:43:264:43:31

run, but we know he's got so many

areas he can push on this run.

4:43:314:43:40

areas he can push on this run. 93.2

five. The judges might be in trouble

4:43:414:43:43

here. We are only on the first run.

Look at that... Shaun White, Ben

4:43:434:43:50

Ferguson, Scotty James, Ayumu

Hirano. The surprise here, Raibu

4:43:504:43:56

Katayama.

Looking forward to the

second run here. The first of our

4:43:564:44:04

big guns in the second run, Ayumu

Hirano. They have wheeled him out

4:44:044:44:10

like some kind of secret weapon,

haven't I? CHUCKLES

4:44:104:44:13

He doesn't have to snowboard out on

his own, they just push him along

4:44:134:44:17

the floor like he is on casters.

As

they wheel him across the top of the

4:44:174:44:22

pipe.

Just press the button on his

back.

And off he goes. Do your best.

4:44:224:44:30

OK, very pedestrian run put him in

fourth place. He has qualified no

4:44:304:44:35

doubt be very comfortably but will

he go for the top spot?

Just drink

4:44:354:44:43

this in, people. Absolutely huge

backside air to start things off.

4:44:434:44:48

Time stood still whilst he was up

there. Back-to-back tens. Can he

4:44:484:44:55

crank it up here? No, he doesn't

want to.

Front nine. Taking it so

4:44:554:45:00

easy, isn't he?

Yeah.

Huge amplitude

on his stock tricks.

There it is.

4:45:004:45:08

Frontside 1262 finish. Tease you

with something light. Frontside

4:45:084:45:13

double Cork 1260.

That is, playing

it so cool, isn't he?

A work of art.

4:45:134:45:22

5.2 metres out of the pipe on that

first hit, let's take a look.

4:45:224:45:26

He is literally above the camera

that is there to record how high he

4:45:364:45:39

is going!

4:45:394:45:44

is going!

They might have to rethink

that one.

About that camera

4:45:444:45:49

position... Now, we know that both

of those moves could have turned

4:45:494:45:56

into 1440s.

He is making it look

like most riders have 720 airs.

As

4:45:564:46:03

you said earlier, he is not out of

third gear.

That is absolutely

4:46:034:46:12

incredible, that he has got that

score.

Just strolling off. Now, Ben

4:46:124:46:19

Ferguson, currently sat in third

position in qualifying, so he

4:46:194:46:23

doesn't need to really push himself,

but he is cropping in on the rider's

4:46:234:46:28

left-hand wall of the pipe, and that

means that we are not going to see

4:46:284:46:34

his backside 180 entry the pipe. The

wind spiralling through the pipe, it

4:46:344:46:41

is getting hooked in on the left as

we look at it, and then thrown in a

4:46:414:46:46

spiral through the flat bottom. We

love Ben Ferguson, and this is going

4:46:464:46:54

to be an incredible run.

4:46:544:47:03

He very nearly over rotated as he

came out of the pipe there. Back to

4:47:034:47:07

back tens, and here is the backside

360 landing blind into that

4:47:074:47:12

beautiful switch McTwist, a classic

twist, classic trek, with a

4:47:124:47:19

21st-century variation, and then

that switch double radio down at the

4:47:194:47:22

bottom.

The same run that we saw on

the first run, and I don't think he

4:47:224:47:29

improved it. A little bit looser for

me, certainly that backside

4:47:294:47:35

alley-oop Rodeo at the bottom. It is

going to have cost him, that's for

4:47:354:47:41

sure. He might go down from third,

but he will be a part of the men's

4:47:414:47:48

final here tomorrow, and he will get

a chance to express and crank it up

4:47:484:47:51

with the rest of them tomorrow.

Now

we come to that lovely part of the

4:47:514:47:56

start list where two of the biggest

rivals the gold go back to back. The

4:47:564:48:02

first of these two is Scotty James,

the Australian. In 2017, he won

4:48:024:48:07

pretty much everything. He was first

at the Ex-games, first at the test

4:48:074:48:14

event

4:48:144:48:19

event here, second at the US Open

behind Sean White, one of the few

4:48:194:48:22

contests that Shaun did.

4:48:224:48:29

contests that Shaun did. He was

absent in quite a few of them,

4:48:294:48:34

wasn't he, Shaun White? Very few

people can claim to have beaten

4:48:344:48:44

Shaun when he is on form.

My

goodness, absolutely huge.

And that

4:48:444:48:52

is the add-on, the back-to-back

1260s, he is robotic through those.

4:48:524:48:59

Frontside 900. Sorry, backside 900.

Frontside five, switching into the

4:48:594:49:03

switch backside nine.

Interesting

switch up there. I haven't seen him

4:49:034:49:14

use that before. Backside 12,

frontside ten, switch backside five.

4:49:144:49:20

Switch frontside five, switch

backside nine.

What is fascinating,

4:49:204:49:24

we are seeing just the carcass, this

is the skeleton of the run we are

4:49:244:49:30

going to see from him tomorrow. He

can put meat on the end of this run

4:49:304:49:34

like you have never seen. A switch

backside 1260 is in his repertoire,

4:49:344:49:42

and that, for me, that is the

hardest trick we see.

Definitely the

4:49:424:49:47

hardest trick in halfpipe

snowboarding. Haven't seen it there.

4:49:474:49:59

And a taipan!

That is what he went

for last time, and he missed the

4:49:594:50:03

grab.

So the hand comes from behind

the leg and through to the edge, you

4:50:034:50:08

don't see many of those. And it is

one of the wonderful areas as we

4:50:084:50:11

reach the limits of what is possible

gymnastic Lee in snowboarding.

4:50:114:50:16

96.75! Scotty James gives it a

little nod like you knew it was

4:50:164:50:21

coming.

Here I come!

A random

applause for Scotty James, and now

4:50:214:50:31

he is forcing our next competitor,

Shaun White, to dig a little deeper

4:50:314:50:36

in his bag of tricks and see if he

can't come out. It is undoubtedly a

4:50:364:50:44

little bit of one-upmanship here.

They all want the luxury of dropping

4:50:444:50:48

last. So Scotty James moves into

first, just ahead of Ayumu Hirano.

4:50:484:50:57

What can Shaun White do?

He

definitely sprinkles pressure on his

4:50:574:51:01

breakfast cereal, so what can he do

hear? A huge frontside double ten.

4:51:014:51:07

The biggest two heats we have seen,

and he is spinning 1080s.

There is

4:51:074:51:13

the frontside 540, a little bit

squirrelly but he has held it. And

4:51:134:51:21

frontside double 1260! You start

wondering, don't you, if Shaun White

4:51:214:51:28

isn't operating with some kind of

different gravitational force. Look

4:51:284:51:32

at him! The Eric Cantona claim, he

is to walking away from the board,

4:51:324:51:39

he knows it is good, he knows it is

big. How easy did he make it look,

4:51:394:51:45

though?

For me, that run apart from

the little wobble on the double

4:51:454:51:49

McTwist that he had there, that was

the only flaw in that run,

4:51:494:51:55

everything else was perfect. Look

how he lands this, absolutely

4:51:554:51:58

perfectly, straight across the flat,

and this switched double 1080,

4:51:584:52:02

needed land this, the world rose up

to meet him.

He was grabbing his

4:52:024:52:10

binding there. Interesting. See on

the backhand? To hug himself in.

4:52:104:52:17

That is the only mistake I can see.

When you think of a skyhook is one

4:52:174:52:22

of the tricks he used in 2006 for

his gold medal, it is almost like a

4:52:224:52:29

nod to himself, a bit of nostalgia,

that he indulges himself with in the

4:52:294:52:33

middle of the run.

So he unveiled

this trick, then. You'd say he

4:52:334:52:38

perhaps let go a little, no, ye held

for the whole run, nearly took off

4:52:384:52:43

his fingers!

Shaun White, take a

bow. It gets harder and harder to

4:52:434:52:50

live up to your own hype, doesn't

it? 98.5!

4:52:504:53:00

it? 98.5! Wow. Certainly tomorrow,

the final

4:53:004:53:03

I wish we had a camera Scotty James

now. Look on his face would tell you

4:53:034:53:07

everything you need to know. A

million different reasons why you

4:53:074:53:10

should watch the finals tomorrow, it

is written all over Scotty James'

4:53:104:53:15

face.

4:53:154:53:20

face. So, men's halfpipe

qualification done, and what an

4:53:214:53:23

event it was. Shaun White Leeds

ahead just of Scotty James. Ayumu

4:53:234:53:32

Hirano will push hard, and a

surprising Jan Scherrer doing very

4:53:324:53:35

well. Plenty more to come from

Patrick Burgener in 19. And Yuto

4:53:354:53:44

Totsuka, the firecracker, he has

made it into the finals. And a nod

4:53:444:53:54

to the past here. Kent Callister is

the man with the best method in the

4:53:544:53:57

halfpipe. Heartbreak for the

Koreans. Is that just another day at

4:53:574:54:06

the office for you?

May be the

second run. The first run, I was

4:54:064:54:12

little nervous, don't tell anyone!

You get all the way to the Allen

4:54:124:54:15

picks, and people forget, they think

you have made it, and you say, no, I

4:54:154:54:20

still have to get through

qualifying. I am almost more nervous

4:54:204:54:22

during the qualifications because it

is like the shame if you don't make

4:54:224:54:26

it, being one of the expected guys

to do well. The first run, put it

4:54:264:54:33

down, got 93, and I stayed at the

top and even bobbed my score, got a

4:54:334:54:37

95, and then Scotty did amazing, so

I figured I needed to send it on

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that one, and try and drop the last

tomorrow in the finals.

How

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important is that starting position

tomorrow?

I just like it, it is that

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I have always had at the Olympics

and I ready wanted it again to match

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up the vision I had in my mind of

how tomorrow is going to go, and

4:54:534:54:57

getting that spot meant Everton

today.

Do you enjoy being pushed by

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the likes of Scotty and Ayumu

4:55:014:55:05

today.

Do you enjoy being pushed by

the likes of Scotty and Ayumu?

Of

4:55:054:55:06

course! You don't run as fast unless

someone is chasing you. It is good

4:55:064:55:12

to do challenging runs and put the

pressure on me to answer back with

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something special.

More from you to

come tomorrow?

Of course. Doing is a

4:55:154:55:21

big 14 is, some different, nations,

and I will see what happens.

4:55:214:55:28

He is impressive, isn't it?

Sensational stuff, and as we were

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hearing, he was pushed. That second

run was important from his

4:55:324:55:36

perspective, for positioning in the

final.

It is such a good battle now,

4:55:364:55:43

the top three positions between

Shaun White, Scotty James and Ayumu

4:55:434:55:47

Hirano from Japan. These guys really

are battling for the top three

4:55:474:55:50

positions.

I know because you have

told me that these guys are holding

4:55:504:55:56

things back. What on earth can this

guy actually reveal to us in the

4:55:564:56:00

final, do you think?

4:56:004:56:02

guy actually reveal to us in the

final, do you think?

That is what is

4:56:024:56:04

amazing, they are putting down such

technically difficult runs, going so

4:56:044:56:08

big out of the halfpipe, yet they

still are, they have more in the

4:56:084:56:11

bag. Scotty James has got two big

tricks to pull out, the frontside

4:56:114:56:17

double court 1440, and Shaun, he

might bring out the back-to-back

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4040, as well.

You said that this is

going to be a proper contest, and

4:56:254:56:28

this is the Australian, Scotty

James, here. How much of a battle is

4:56:284:56:33

it going to be forgotten? Is this

the fellow who could actually unseat

4:56:334:56:36

him?

The thing is, in the past,

these guys have not really come up

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head to head that often, so it is

going to be very interesting. Scotty

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has got some new tricks in the bag

that he has not yet competed against

4:56:464:56:49

Shaun with. I know that they had a

previous encounter in Aspen in a

4:56:494:56:56

World Cup, so it will be really

interesting tomorrow.

What kind of

4:56:564:57:00

final and you think it is going to

be? Will you be staying up for that,

4:57:004:57:04

half past one in the morning?

I

certainly will be.

Most of us will

4:57:044:57:10

never know

4:57:104:57:11

certainly will be.

Most of us will

never know what it feels like to be

4:57:114:57:13

six metres in the air, in control of

a snowboard and performing like

4:57:134:57:17

that. What does it feel like?

I

can't replicate it, not even in

4:57:174:57:24

words. All I would say is that the

adrenaline rush that you do get from

4:57:244:57:27

landing a run is like no other. I do

still crave to do it, and watching

4:57:274:57:32

all this again just makes me want to

get in the car and drive straight to

4:57:324:57:36

the mountain is.

It is official, Ben

Kilner is coming out of retirement!

4:57:364:57:41

Enjoy the final tonight. You will be

able to see that live at 1:30am. A

4:57:414:57:46

quick check on the medals table,

because it has been a very busy day,

4:57:464:57:51

eight goals, all won by eight

different nations, including a first

4:57:514:57:54

different nations, including a first

gold

4:57:544:57:55

eight goals, all won by eight

different nations, including a first

4:57:554:57:56

gold Italy, Fontana in the short

track. But it is Germany still out

4:57:564:58:02

in front. What else is coming up?

Live-action starts just after

4:58:024:58:07

midnight, Shaun White live, going

for that goal that won 30 AM, and

4:58:074:58:12

before that, we have Today at the

Games, Radzi is on the case at

4:58:124:58:19

eight, and all of the live stuff,

men's and women's curling, and the

4:58:194:58:23

boys and girls getting going. We had

hoped that Great Britain would be on

4:58:234:58:27

the medals table, but Elise

Christie, we have to wait. Good

4:58:274:58:32

things come to those who wait. Let's

hope so for her sake. Goodbye for

4:58:324:58:35

now.

4:58:354:58:42

COMMENTATOR: Brilliant run from

Chloe Kim. Gloria skiing from Marcel

4:58:434:58:53

Hirscher. The Dutch are gold.

4:58:534:59:01

Canada's gold medal. Arianna Fontana

is the

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Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present continued coverage of day four of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The first curling Olympic mixed doubles champions are crowned in what is a new event for the Winter Games. The schedule also features a mouthwatering women's ice hockey match between the USA and the Russian team.

And there is also be a chance to catch up on what happened earlier in the day's packed schedule.