/Winter Olympics Live: Day 4

Winter Olympics Live: Day 4

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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 fabricated 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 tips 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 lads are placing on an actual present in qualifying. Double Cork, Frontside and Cab 1080s have been commonplace up to now, whereas the heights these guys are hitting is one thing to behold. 

That being mentioned the wind is beginning to kick up. Up to now 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 last. 

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

Shaun White is developing shortly.

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

04:50 Girls’s luge: Developing later as we speak!

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

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

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

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

Germany’s Thomas Dressen, the primary racer to take to the hill, continues to be main within the downhill portion of the lads’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 endurance examined! 

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

Chloe Kim got the ball rolling for halfpipe action with a stunning victory and developing 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 might be taking to the course in his fourth Olympic Video games. 

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

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

The wind continues to be an element for the lads’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 Girls’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 Girls’s Halfpipe: Chloe Kim claims gold!

Chloe Kim was the favourite going into the ultimate and it wasn’t exhausting 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 capability. What’s it with American 17-year-olds and profitable 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 Girls’s Halfpipe: Within the thoughts of a gold medalist!

On target to win gold in her debut Olympics on the age of 17, this is what’s at the moment on the thoughts of Chloe Kim. I ponder 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 consider! There may be an Alpine occasion is on the playing cards. Wohooo!

02:59 Girls’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 actually been raised although. Arielle Gold landed her 1080 to finish a run which scores 74.75, however teammate Maddie Mastro could not comply with 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 Combined 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 Combined Doubles.

02:27 Girls’s Halfpipe: Run 1 achieved and dusted

The flexibility, talent and the tips 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 many of the riders attempt to use their first run to present themselves one thing to construct on so anticipate amplitude and technical talent to extend as we go on.

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

02:07 Girls’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 making an attempt a frontside 1080, however Kelly Clark, probably the most embellished athlete within the area, has simply laid down a stellar run, scoring 76.25. Keep in mind there are three runs every, with one of the best 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 percentages 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 Combined Doubles: Russia forward at midway stage

On the the tip 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 one in every of her personal stones, they’re accountable for the tie. Very promising, however issues can change in a short time in Combined Doubles. 

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

Excessive winds robbed us, in the intervening time at the very least, of an opportunity to see the lads’s downhill and girls’s big slalom, however I am actually hoping we lastly get to see some snowboarding later as we speak.

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

01:30 Girls’s Halfpipe: Background on Kim

On Day 2 of the Winter Olympics 17-year-old Pink Gerard stole headlines by taking gold within the males’s slopestyle last. Right now fellow 17-year-old Chloe Kim is hoping to comply with 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 truly sort of grateful that I wasn’t in a position to go, simply understanding 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 last on the Phoenix Snow Park after qualifying with the very best rating, a suitable 95.50 out of 100!!!

01:10 Curling Combined Doubles: Historical past being made

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

I will be trustworthy, 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 gained on the Video games.  

01:00 So many highlights 

I am gearing up for an additional late evening/early morning slog and might’t look ahead to the motion to get again underway in Pyeongchang. Trying down the schedule for as we speak, I’ve to say I am eagerly anticipating what the ladies’s halfpipe last (02:00 CET) and Chloe Kim particularly 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 Pink Bull – sugar free in case you had been questioning – a fruit smoothie, cucumber sticks and quesadillas are on the menu for me tonight! So chill, settle in and let’s examine what as we speak has in retailer for us.

00:50 Get your shiver on!

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

00:45 Rise and shine!

Hi there once more! Just some hours after the tip of an eventful, and windy, day 3, we’re again to Pyeongchang for an additional stint of Winter Olympic motion. A lot in retailer as we speak, together with seven medal occasions. 

Day Four schedule highlights (Occasions CET):

  • Curling Combined Doubles (01:05am Bronze & 12:05pm Gold)
  • Girls’ Halfpipe (2:00)
  • Males’s Alpine Mixed Slalom (3:30 & 7:00)
  • Luge Girls’s Singles (11:30)
  • Velocity Skating Males’s 1500m (12:00)
  • Quick-track Velocity Skating Girls 500m (13:09)
  • Cross Nation Snowboarding Girls’ Dash Traditional (13:25)
  • Males’s Dash Traditional (13:34)