/Winter Olympics Day 4 roundup

Winter Olympics Day 4 roundup

Day 4 in Pyeongchang noticed one other US teenage sensation on the snow, drama on the ice and extra German gold.

Chloe Kim received the ladies’s halfpipe aged simply 17 with a close to excellent rating of 98.25 after touchdown again to again 1080s. China’s Liu Jiayu received silver forward of American Arielle Gold.

Learn extra: Teen sensation Kim storms to glory

Kim was too younger for Sochi – regardless of scoring nicely sufficient to qualify – however her efficiency in South Korea suggests she’ll be round to dominate for some time.

Germany’s lead on the high of the medals desk continued on day 4 after Natalie Geisenberger sealed her second-consecutive particular person Olympic gold within the luge. Along with her Pyeongchang gold, Geisenberger’s tally is now much more spectacular. The 30-year-old now has 4 Olympic medals (three gold, one bronze) so as to add to her seven world championship golds. 

Germany secured a formidable one-two after Dajana Eitberger took silver forward of Canada’s Alex Gough. For some time, it seemed as if Germany may get all three spots on the rostrum however a poor end from Tatjana Hüfner handed Gough the bronze.

With the climate lastly clear sufficient to get the snowboarding began, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher claimed his first Olympic gold to show his standing because the world’s finest male skiier. Hirscher seemed the one man able to dealing with a tough slalom course and in doing so sealed the boys’s alpine snowboarding mixed title. France picked up each gold and silver via Alexis Pinturault and Victor Muffat-Jeandet respectively.

There was intense drama within the girls’ pace skating. After Olympic data within the early rounds, Italy’s Arianna Fontana made positive her sixth Olympic medal was gold. Nice Britain’s hope Elise Christie crashed out and South Korean favourite Choi Minjeong misplaced the silver after a penalty assessment.

Canada received gold within the combined doubles curling, whereas the Netherlands celebrated a one-two within the males’s 1,500m pace skating. The cross-country dash noticed the Scandanavian nations dominate as Sweden’s Stina Nilsson beat the defending champion to assert gold within the ladies’s, and Norwegian hearthrob Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo made historical past by changing into the youngest-ever (21) cross-country snowboarding Olympic champion.

Because it occurred:

15:22 USA!

Day 4 is wrapped up with a complete win for Workforce USA within the ice hockey. The women noticed off OAR 5-Zero leaving the Individuals second by one objective in Group A to the Canadians.

Thanks for becoming a member of us at present. Be sure you tune in tomorrow after we’ve received medals within the alpine snowboarding, the biathlon and plenty of extra.

14:14 Again on the ice to complete

With day 4 coming to an finish in Pyeongchang, the US are taking part in OAR within the ladies’s ice hockey. On the finish of the second interval, the US are 4-Zero up and though there’s one group recreation left to play, they’re coasting into the knockouts the place they will be a part of Canada, Switzerland and Sweden.

14:00 Norwegian gold!

Is that Matt Damon? No, it is Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo who has received gold for Norway within the males’s cross nation dash basic. Klaebo turns into the youngest ever cross nation snowboarding Olympic champion within the course of. Have a look at the end for second and third although! Italy’s Federico Pellegrino simply edges out OAR’s Alexander Bolshunov.

13:54 GEISENBERGER wins GOLD!

Was it ever unsure? After the Felix Loch disappointment, that is big for Workforce Germany. And for Canada too – Gough’s bronze is the Canadian’s first ever within the ladies’s occasion.

  1. Geisenberger (Germany)
  2. Eitberger (Germany)
  3. Gough (Canada)

13:52 Dutch delight!

Within the males’s 1,500m pace skating, the Dutch have claimed a one-two. Kjeld Nuis took gold forward of long-time chief Patrick Roest. South Korea’s Kim Min seok was in third.

13:48 MORE LUGE DRAMA!

I can not imagine it. Alex Gough does have a medal after Tatjana Huefner misses out on a high three spot with a poor end. Can Geisenberger declare it? 

13:45 Pretty Luge

Canada’s Alex Gough misses out on the possibility to take high spot! Germany’s Dajana Eitberger main proper now… The one, two, three is on! 

13:41 Who will win?

That was fairly the reminder as to simply how harmful the game is. The ultimate is underway and so it is time to discover out whether or not Germany can get all three spots on the rostrum…

13:37 Luge accident

Some uncomfortable scenes within the luge as American Emily Sweeney suffers a horrid crash. Some delay earlier than the ultimate continues as she receives medical remedy however the good signal is that she is on her ft. Ideas together with her after that.

13:34 GOLD for Sweden!

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson has taken gold within the girls’ cross nation dash basic, beating defending champion Maiken Caspersen Falla (Norway). It was Sweden’s first ever medal within the occasion. OAR’s Yulia Belorukova received bronze.

13:22 GOLD for Canada!

The Canadian’s by no means relinquished their lead in curling and with two ends remaining, the Swiss conceded because the pair of John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes received 10-Three over Jenny Perret and Martin Rios. Canada are closing in on Germany within the medals desk now…

13:11 GOLD for Italy!

What drama! Arianna Fontana wins the girls’ 500m pace skating ultimate on a photograph end forward of South Korea’s Fontana has 5 Olympic medals however her sixth is her first gold. Elise Christie crashed out on the ultimate lap. South Korea’s Choi Minjeong seems to take silver however is then penalized on assessment to the shock of the house crowd. Meaning the Netherlands’ Yara van Kerkhof takes silver, with Canada’s Kim Boutin  taking bronze.

Ultimate outcomes:

  1. Fontana (42. 569)
  2. van Kerkhof (43.256)
  3. Boutin (43.881)
  4. Christie (1:23.063)
  5. Minjeong (Pen)

13:08

What’s occurred thus far

  • Marcel Hirscher received gold within the males’s Alpine Mixed – his first Olympic gold
  • Married couple Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii received bronze within the curling combined doubles
  • Shaun White certified for the boys’s halfpipe ultimate however not in high spot (Japan’s Ayumu Hirano was the winner)
  • Seventeen-year-old American Chloe Kim received gold within the ladies’s snowboarding halfpipe
  • First doping incident of the Winter Video games (Learn extra: Japanese speedskater in doping case)

What’s coming subsequent

  • Ladies’s luge ultimate – doubtlessly three Germans on the rostrum
  • Women’ 500m brief observe speedskating ultimate
  • End result from the boys’s 1,500m pace skating ultimate
  • Blended doubles curling gold – Canada or Switzerland?
  • Cross-country girls’ and mens’ dash ultimate

13:00 Curling ultimate hotting up

Canada have taken a 6-Three lead going into the fifth. A 4-Zero win within the third places them in a commanding place, however there are nonetheless 4 ends left.

Clearly, the curling craze is working too. Are you altering the way in which you clear your flooring now?

12:54 Relay ultimate set

Within the second warmth of the boys’s 5,000m brief observe pace skating, South Korea delighted the house crowd by sealing the win forward of Hungary. Remarkably, the South Koreans broke the Olympic file set by China within the earlier warmth. Tomorrow, they will go for the medals.

12:45 Luge glory looms for Germany

Germany is likely to be celebrating yet one more gold at present. Within the ladies’s luge, Natalie Geisenberger leads forward of fellow German, Tatjana Huefner. Canada’s Alex Gough is in third. The ultimate run is later this afternoon and if Dajana Eitberger can bounce up from seventh, Germany may maintain all three spots on the rostrum.

12:43 Relay mayhem

The boys’s 5,000m brief observe pace skating relay is underway and my goodness is it a struggle on the ice. When the racers swap in, they’re pushed ahead by the outgoing racer and there are many elbows flying about because the four-men groups swap out and in. The Chinese language males have received the primary warmth in an Olympic file forward of the Canadians, who sneaked in after the Dutch have been penalized.

12:29 Golden skates and curls

Within the males’s 1,500m pace skating ultimate, Dutchman Patrick Roest has set the bar with a time of 1:44.86. Japan’s shane Williamson has simply posted the second quickest time, however there are fairly a couple of racers left.

The combined doubles curling ultimate sees Canada pit off in opposition to Switzerland and going into the third finish the match is tied at 2-2.

12:20 Pace skating drama!

China’s Fan Kexin does not make the ultimate after lacking out within the first semifinal after a penalty. Much more outstanding was that Choi Minjeong set the second Olympic file of the morning in her semifinal. In Christie’s semifinal, there was one other photograph end that sees a five-person ultimate in a while at present.

  • SF 1: Choi Minjeong (South Korea) and Arianna Fontana (Italy)
  • SF 2: Yara van Kerkhof (Netherlands), Elise Christie (Nice Britain) and Kim Boutin (Canada)

12:09 Medal time approaching

The skating is in full circulation at present!

  • The boys’s 1,000m heats are over for the day
  • The ladies’s 500m semifinals are up subsequent
  • The boys’s 1,500m pace skating ultimate is underway

11:15 Semifinalists determined!

A number of slips and falls, and various drama however the high two have been determined. World file holder Elise Christie set a brand new Olympic file in her quarterfinal and shall be going for gold in a while. Some shock as 5-time world champion Fan Kexin solely slipped via in second. Native favourite and Olympic file holder Choi Minjeong was concerned in a dramatic photograph end that appeared to see all 4 cross the road on the similar time! What a set of races!

  • QF 1: Arianna Fontana (Italy) and Yara van Kerkhof (Netherlands)
  • QF 2: Elise Christie (Nice Britain) and Kim Boutin (Canada)
  • QF 3: Sofia Prosvirnova (OAR) and Fan Kexin (China)
  • QF 4: Qu Chunyu (China) and Choi Minjeong (South Korea)

11:04 Brief-track pace skating

It is quarterfinals time within the girls’ 500m pace skating. The boys get their heats began later, however at present is determination day. In a few hours time, we’ll know who the gold medal winner is.

10:57 Snug Canada

The Canadian ladies sealed a 4-1 win over Finland in Group A within the ladies’s ice hockey. That nearly secures them qualification for the knockout rounds. Later at present, the opposite two groups within the group – the USA and Olympic Athletes from Russia – will play in a recreation OAR should win to face an opportunity of progressing.

10:35 Attendance considerations?

With the gang numbers not as excessive as organizers desired, a transfer has been made to extend participation. A spokesman mentioned the Olympic Park in Pyeongchang would now be free to enter (guests beforehand needed to spend a small payment) for spectactors arriving after 5 p.m. native time. Whereas this may enhance numbers within the Park, attendance at some occasions stays low with excessive winds and freezing temperatures possible taking part in a task. Nonetheless, organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik You mentioned Korean ticket gross sales have been barely increased than these in Russia 4 years in the past.

As one reporter posted on social media, even the journalists are having a tough time catching the motion:

10:08 Finn soup

The Canadian ladies lead 4-Zero in opposition to Finland on the finish of the second interval within the ice hockey. Honest to say, that the Canadian’s already look favorites to win the gold.

09:57 Radford wins greater than gold

Canada’s Eric Radford received gold on Monday within the determine skating staff occasion and in doing so turned the primary overtly homosexual man to winter a Winter Olympic gold.

The pinnacle of the IOC athletes fee Angelo Ruggiero known as Radford’s achievement “implausible.”

“We have a good time range on the IOC and that is one thing that is hopefully basic to what we wish in Olympic worth,” added Ruggiero. “I believe it is encouraging, it sends a robust message to that basic precept of acceptance globally.”

The 33-year-old received silver within the 2014 Olympics, however this was his first gold.

09:32 Cross nation

The lengthy, march via the snow has begun because the cross-country snowboarding qualification will get underway. First up, it is the Women’ Spring, then the boys’s. The quickest 30 make the quarterfinals, then the highest two from the heats and the quickest third and fourth positioned finishes make the semifinals. From there, the identical guidelines apply for the ultimate which is at round 13:25 CET.

08:48 On the ice!

Within the ladies’s group-stage ice hockey, Canada and Finland have gotten underway though the Finns do not seem like they heard the whistle as Meghan Agosta has given the Canadian’s the lead after simply 35 seconds! Canada are at the moment high of Group A, forward of the US (who additionally received their opener) on objective distinction.

08:15 Morning roundup!

In case your day has simply began, welcome to day 4 of the Winter Olympics! Here is a fast have a look at what has occurred thus far at present.

  • Marcel Hirscher received gold within the males’s Alpine Mixed – his first Olympic gold
  • Married couple Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii received bronze within the curling combined doubles
  • Shaun White certified for the boys’s halfpipe ultimate however not in high spot (Japan’s Ayumu Hirano was the winner)
  • Seventeen-year-old American Chloe Kim received gold within the ladies’s snowboarding halfpipe

Read more: 17-year-old Chloe Kim storms to halfpipe gold

07:44 GOLD for Hirscher!

We have now a winner! Austria’s Marcel Hirscher claims gold within the Males’s Alpine Slalom! France get silver and bronze via Alexis Pinturault and Victor Muffat-Jeandet respectively.

07:40 Three no finishes in a row!

The Males’s Alpine Slalom is popping right into a brutal occasion. Three racers fail to recover from the road, crashing out or snowboarding the improper line earlier on within the course. The subsequent two end two seconds slower than the present leaders. What a battle! Not many left now…

07:31 First doping case

Japan’s short-track pace skater Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition doping take a look at on the day of his arrival in Pyeongchang and has been expelled from the Video games. The reserve athlete – who had not but competed in South Korea – examined constructive for the masking agent acetazolamide. Saito mentioned he was “extraordinarily shocked” by the outcomes and denied deliberately doping.

The Court docket of Arbitration (CAS) mentioned its panel dealing with Olympic doping instances will difficulty a ultimate verdict after the video games are over.

07:26 Hirscher in a rush!

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher storms down the Jeongseon Alpine Centre to take high spot off Muffat-Jeandet. He was a bit gradual to start out, however Hirscher threw himself over the road to complete 0.01 seconds forward of the Frenchman. Wow!

07:18 A number of medals nonetheless to win!

Even in case you’re rubbing the sleep out of your eyes proper about now, there’s loads of causes to remain awake with loads of thrilling occasions forward.

  • Luge Ladies’s Singles (11:30)
  • Pace Skating Males’s 1500m (12:00)
  • Curling Blended Doubles Gold Medal (12:05)
  • Brief-track Pace Skating Women 500m (13:09)
  • Cross Nation Snowboarding Women’ Dash Basic (13:25) and Males’s Dash Basic (13:34)

07:11 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom

Robust situations on the market on the slopes in the meanwhile. It is icy and making like even trickier for racers. To date, France’s Victor Muffat-Jeandet leads forward of America’s Ted Ligety and Slovenia’s Stefan Hadalin. Fairly a couple of left to make the run although, together with Germany’s Thomas Dressen.

06:46  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: Oneupmanship continues!

We have simply seen two qualification runs of the best order.

You may as nicely make this the ultimate, the usual is so excessive – the loopy factor is we’ve not even seen the most effective these guys have to supply. 

Australia’s Scotty James get a rating of 96.75, solely to be bettered by Shaun White who simply hit a 98.50.

The ultimate tomorrow is a must-watch! 

06:35 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Kim will get a move 

06:27  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: Hirano snatches the lead!

Shaun White has been placed on discover.

His pursuit of a 3rd Olympic gold is not going to be a stroll within the park as Japan’s Ayumu Hirano has simply taken the lead with a rating of 95.25.

Hirano received silver 4 years in the past in sochi when he was simply 15 years previous and appears like he may nonetheless take it up a gear in Pyeongchang.

Proper afterwards his compatriot, Raibu Katayama notches a rating of 90.75, which means the highest 5 riders have all scored above 90. The magic quantity proper now’s 75.00.

06:11  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: Guess who’s on high!

All 29 riders have been down the halfpipe as soon as and it is Shaun White, “The Flying Tomato”, who has set the benchmark. 

A reminder that solely the highest 12 undergo. Riders want a rating of no less than 71.25 to face an opportunity of qualifying at current. For now here is a have a look at the highest 5 after Run 1: 

1. Shaun White (USA) – 93.25

2. Ben Ferguson (USA) – 91.00

3. Scotty James (Australia) – 89.00

4. Ayumu Hirano (Japan) – 87.50

5. Raibu Katayama (Japan) – 85.50

06:05 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Kim on successful gold

Here is what American Chloe Kim, whose household are from South Korea, needed to say after claiming gold within the ladies’s halfpipe occasion with a close to flawless efficiency.

“It is such an honour and do it for my dad and mom. They’ve executed a lot for me and my profession, I believe, and I am so proud of the end result. It hasn’t actually sunk in but. I am on such a excessive, an adrenaline rush. I do not actually know what simply occurred. I have to go dwelling and course of every thing and I will most likely bawl my eyes out some extra, however this has been a dream of mine since I used to be a bit woman, so simply to be right here and to have the ability to do it when it mattered feels wonderful.”

05:55 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom: Dreßen leads

Making good use of the No. 1 beginning bib, Thomas Dreßen of Germany leads the downhill run of the mixed occasion that opened the wind-buffeted Olympic program in Alpine snowboarding.

Dreßen was 0.07 seconds quicker than Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, and 0.13 forward of Matthias Mayer of Austria, the 2014 Olympic champion in downhill.

The world’s finest slalom skier, Marcel Hirscher, is nicely positioned with simply 1.32 to make up in his specialised self-discipline later this afternoon. The gold medalist would be the skier with the quickest mixed time.

05:46  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: Google it!

Viewer discretion is suggested, however if you wish to watch a extremely gnarly video that present you simply what Shaun White is manufactured from then google: “Shaun White 62 stitches”. Sure you learn that proper, watch the video.

05:34  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: White strikes into first!

Beast mode engaged. Shaun White noticed that the bar had been set excessive in qualifying and simply raised it along with his first run, nailing a string of iconic, self-named methods and being awarded a rating of 93.25 by the judges. I am simply going to depart some reactions right here!

05:20  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: Ferguson on fireplace!

The boys are placing on an actual present in qualifying. Double Cork, Frontside and Cab 1080s have been commonplace thus far, whereas the heights these guys are hitting is one thing to behold. 

That being mentioned the wind is beginning to kick up. To date there have not been any issues even when the snow is whipping up in locations. 

There are 29 riders on this qualification group. Two runs every. The highest 12 will undergo into tomorrow’s ultimate. 

Ben Ferguson is at the moment main with a 91.00 having landed a Double Crippler, Double Rodeo and a Swap McTwist. My mouth is on the desk and that is not simply because I am in want of sleep 😉

Shaun White is arising shortly.

05:00 Curling Blended Doubles: Not a foul eight months!

04:50 Ladies’s luge: Arising later at present!

Germany are the nation to beat within the ladies’s luge subject. 

Natalie Geisenberger, who turns 30 this month, is the clear favourite as she seems to be to defend her Olympic crown.

She has completed within the high two in 11 of 13 World Cup races this season and is unquestionably the one to observe. 

04:33 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom: We have now snowboarding!

Germany’s Thomas Dressen, the primary racer to take to the hill, remains to be main within the downhill portion of the boys’s mixed.

Norway’s Aksel Lund Vindal is lower than a tenth of a second behind Dressen, whereas Marcel Hirscher, who’s a slalom specialist, is at the moment sat in 10th primed to make a push for gold when the slalom self-discipline takes centre stage.

64 racers to race. The highest 30 transfer on when the occasions flips.

In the meantime, American ladies’s racer Lindsey Vonn is having her persistence examined! 

04:10  Males’s Halfpipe qualifying: White returns!

Chloe Kim received the ball rolling in halfpipe competitors and arising shortly, the beginning of qualifying within the Males’s occasion.

Kim has ben known as the ‘Shaun White’ of girls’s snowboarding, however the actual Shaun White shall be taking to the course in his fourth Olympic Video games. 

03:50 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom: We have now snowboarding!

Lastly, two days late, we lastly get to see an alpine snowboarding occasion on the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang!

The wind remains to be an element for the boys’s mixed, which is a mixture of the downhill and slalom disciplines. 

Germany’s Thomas Dressen at the moment leads, whereas we have see OAR’s Pavel Trikhichev and America’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle each stroll away from high-speed crashes.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher is the favourite, however trails Dressen at current. 

03:35 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Altering of the guard

Kelly Clark carved out the trail for the rise of girls’s halfpipe snowboarding, however Chloe Kim is altering the sport. 

03:31 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Chloe Kim claims gold!

Chloe Kim was the favourite going into the ultimate and it wasn’t laborious to see why as she takes gold. She is the queen of the halfpipe!

Her first run was a minimize above the competitors on Run 1, however she landed back-to-back 1080s, following within the footsteps of the legendary Shaun White, to get a rating of 98.25. WHAT? BACK-TO-BACK 1080s! 98.25! That is insane!

Nobody got here near matching her amplitude and technical means. What’s it with American 17-year-olds and successful gold in snowboarding occasions?

Elsewhere, Arielle Gold threw down a run that noticed her pip the veteran Kelly Clark to a bronze medal, whereas Liu Jiayu, who got here so near touchdown a 1080 of her personal, needed to accept a silver medal after falling on her third run as she sought to enhance upon her second run rating.

1. Kim (USA) – 98.25
2. Liu (China) – 89.75
3. Gold (USA) – 85.75

4. Clark (USA) – 83.50 

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympia Snowboarding Women's Halfpipe Finals (Reuters/M. Blake)

Chloe Kim was on fireplace as she stormed to a gold medal on the Phoenix Snow Park.

03:24 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Within the thoughts of a gold medalist!

On target to win gold in her debut Olympics on the age of 17, here is what’s at the moment on the thoughts of Chloe Kim. I’m wondering what was on the sandwich. Ham? Cheese? Chorizo? Kimchi?

03:07 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom: I believe it is taking place!

I am beginning to imagine! There may be an Alpine occasion is on the playing cards. Wohooo!

02:59 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Kim proves to be human

A number of extra falls litter Run 2 as riders start to take extra dangers in a bid to complete on the rostrum.

The bar has nicely and really been raised although. Arielle Gold landed her 1080 to finish a run which scores 74.75, however teammate Maddie Mastro could not observe swimsuit, underrotating on a 1080 of her personal. 

Kelly Clark and Liu Jiayu each improved upon their first run scores, however neither actually posed a lot menace to Kim, who’s closing in on a victory lap regardless of proving to be human in spite of everything, failing to land back-to-back 1080s. We noticed right here pull it off within the X Video games, so do not go anyplace. 

1. Kim (USA) – 93.75
2. Liu (China) – 89.75
3. Clark (USA) – 81.75

4. Gold (USA) – 74.75

02:47 Curling Blended Doubles: OAR declare bronze

The primary medal of the day goes to OAR courtesy of a 8-Four win over Norway, who drained, however finally did not claw again an early deficit. 

That is a 3rd medal on the board for OAR now. 

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Curling Russland vs Norwegen (Reuters/C. McNaughton)

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and Anastasia Bryzgalova impressed as OAR took bronze within the Curling Blended Doubles.

02:27 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Run 1 executed and dusted

The flexibility, ability and the methods of those snowboarders is past perception!

Three falls, loads of 900s, 720s and 540s and a smattering of 1080s delighted throughout Run 1 of the ultimate.

Unsurprisingly, 17-year-old Chloe Kim, the youngest particular person to win three X Video games titles, is on track to win gold stomping a ridiculous run which included a frontside 1080, a frontside 900, a McTwist and an enormous inverted 720. What a run! 

We’re seeing a lot of the riders try to use their first run to provide themselves one thing to construct on so anticipate amplitude and technical ability to extend as we go on.

1. Kim (USA) – 93.75
2. Liu (China) – 85.50
3. Clark (USA) – 76.25

02:07 Ladies’s Halfpipe: It is go time!

Here is the operating order on the Phoenix Park the place it is -10°C.

Arielle Gold kicked issues off, however fell trying a frontside 1080, however Kelly Clark, essentially the most adorned athlete within the subject, has simply laid down a stellar run, scoring 76.25. Bear in mind there are three runs every, with the most effective run counting.

1. Gold (USA)
2. Clark (USA)
3. Thovex (France) 
4. Rodriguez (France)
5. Arthur (Australia)
6. Tomita (Japan)
7. Cai (China)
8. Castellet (Spain)
9. Mastro (USA)
10. Matsumoto (Japan)
11. Liu (China)
12. Kim (USA)

02:02 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom: Getting hopes up

The chances of us seeing the Alpine snowboarding occasion of the Video games are bettering – we are going to nonetheless have to attend till 03:30 CET although!  

01:53 Curling Blended Doubles: Russia forward at midway stage

On the the top of Finish 4 – there are eight Ends of six stones every with the ultimate stone being known as the ‘hammer’ – OAR are 5-2 up in opposition to Norway.

OAR had misplaced three straight coming into the bronze medal encounter and, whereas Anastasia Bryzgalova  did fall over considered one of her personal stones, they’re in command of the tie. Very promising, however issues can change in a short time in Blended Doubles. 

01:40 Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom: Snowboarding lastly on the playing cards?

Excessive winds robbed us, in the meanwhile no less than, of an opportunity to see the boys’s downhill and ladies’s big slalom, however I am actually hoping we lastly get to see some snowboarding later at present.

Sadly, there is no Mexican participation which suggests we’ll have to attend a short time longer to see them bust these unhealthy boys out! 

01:30 Ladies’s Halfpipe: Background on Kim

On Day 2 of the Winter Olympics 17-year-old Crimson Gerard stole headlines by taking gold within the males’s slopestyle ultimate. At this time fellow 17-year-old Chloe Kim is hoping to observe up a stunning qualifying session with a jaw-dropping efficiency as she goes for gold. 

Kim was too younger to compete within the Sochi Video games 4 years in the past regardless of scoring nicely sufficient to qualify and, speaking to the Guardian, the American whizzkid made it clear she did not begrudge the wait.

“I’m really form of grateful that I wasn’t in a position to go, simply figuring out what I’m going via now, going into my first Olympics” she advised the Guardian final month. “It’s fairly hectic, and I don’t know if my 13-year-old self would have been in a position to deal with it.” 

Kim will run final within the ultimate on the Phoenix Snow Park after qualifying with the best rating, a suitable 95.50 out of 100!!!

01:10 Curling Blended Doubles: Historical past being made

Canada and Switzerland will duke it out for gold later at present, however getting at present’s motion underway, Norway and OAR are competing for bronze.

I will be sincere, I am no curling buff, however watching the Spherical Robin periods was extremely enlightening andI do not assume I am the one fan the combined doubles self-discipline has received on the Video games.  

01:00 So many highlights 

I am gearing up for one more late night time/early morning slog and might’t watch for the motion to get again underway in Pyeongchang. Wanting down the schedule for at present, I’ve to say I am eagerly anticipating what the ladies’s halfpipe ultimate (02:00 CET) and Chloe Kim specifically have in retailer for us, whereas Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom (wind allowing at 03:30) will undoubtedly have me on the sting of my seat.

A big espresso, a can of Crimson Bull – sugar free in case you have been questioning – a fruit smoothie, cucumber sticks and quesadillas are on the menu for me tonight! So sit back, settle in and let’s have a look at what at present has in retailer for us.

00:50 Get your shiver on!

There are eight gold medals up for grabs at present and, fingers crossed, the climate is predicted to be extra cooperative, albeit in sub-zero temperatures. 

00:45 Rise and shine!

Hiya once more! Only a few hours after the top of an eventful, and windy, day 3, we’re again to Pyeongchang for one more stint of Winter Olympic motion. Loads in retailer at present, together with seven medal occasions. 

Day Four schedule highlights (Occasions CET):

  • Curling Blended Doubles (01:05am Bronze & 12:05pm Gold)
  • Women’ Halfpipe (2:00)
  • Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom (3:30 & 7:00)
  • Luge Ladies’s Singles (11:30)
  • Pace Skating Males’s 1500m (12:00)
  • Brief-track Pace Skating Women 500m (13:09)
  • Cross Nation Snowboarding Women’ Dash Basic (13:25)
  • Males’s Dash Basic (13:34)