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Bridging The Gap
Winter Olympics: Day 10 Live
  Monday 19 February, 2018
Winter Olympics: Day 10 Live

As we enter the final week in Pyeongchang, Germany will be looking to the men's bobsleigh to get back on top of the medal table. Earlier, two Canadian figure skaters broke their own world record. Follow it live.

Olympia Pyeongchang 2018 Damen Freestyle Ski (picture-alliance/AP/L. Jin-man)
Sabrina Cakmakli finished seventh in qualifying to reach the women's ski halfpipe final.

09:11 - The USA retake the lead in the 11th end to snatch a 9-7 victory. That's Canada's third straight loss in Pyeongchang and a vital win for the USA, whose final four hopes are still alive. Elsewhere, South Korea beat Italy 8-6 to pick up only their second win from seven meaning they still sit in last place.

08:49 - In the curling, Great Britain has picked up a big win in Round Robin Session 9, leaving it late to complete their comeback against Denmark. Team GB currently sit in fourth in the standings and are poised to progress to the semi-finals. The USA and Canada are tied at 7-7, meaning they've gone to an 11th end to decide their tie.

08:24 - In case you're just joining us, we had a Winter Olympics' first earlier this morning as the Big Air qualifiers took place. If you haven't seen Anna Gasser land the cab double cork 1080 then find the broadcaster of your choice to have a look see. It's well worth it!

07:56 - A quick update on that unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during the ice dance, suffered by French skater Gabriella Papadakis, who had this to say about the incident, "It was pretty distracting, my worst nightmare at the Olympics," the 22-year-old Papadakis said. "I felt it right away and I prayed. I told myself 'you have to keep going' and that's what we did, and we have to be proud of ourselves, delivering a great performance with that happening."

06:37 - Back to the ice hockey, where the USA have, to all intents and purposes wrapped things up as the players depart at the end of the second period.

A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would be "extremely disappointing for us if a case is proven". Krushelnitsky has reportedly left Pyeongchang.

06:04 - We're about to see men's curling for the first time today. It's Italy vs. South Korea, Sweden vs. Switzerland, USA vs. Canada and Great Britain vs. Denmark. This is round 7 of 10. Sweden have a perfect record so far and the hosts look almost out of contention for the four qualifying berths, but otherwise it's up for grabs.

05:48 - The ice dance has just wrapped up for the day, with the 20 qualifying pairs set to return for the Free Dance section that defines the medals on Tuesday. Canadian duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke their own World Record to be the pick of the bunch, recording a score of 83.67.

05:30 - We have a wardrobe malfunction in the ice dancing. Gabriella Papdakis' dress came loose at the top at the start of her routine with Guillame Cizeron but she managed to keep her cool, keep it (just about) together and register a score that puts them in second. Now that's professionalism from the Frenchwoman.

05:20 - The US storm to an early lead over Finland in the ice hockeyy while in the ice dance, Canadaians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir knock the Shibutanis off top spot, with a score of 83.67. That's a new world record, breaking a mark they set themselves last year.

05:00 - They're cleaning the ice dance rink ready for the final group and we've still got 10 minutes until the Women's Ice Hockey starts. So, nothing to see here....

04:40 - Well, the Shibutanis have just shaken up the ice dance, with a score of 77.73 from a well-executed routine. After the scores are announced they take it in turns to have a sentence to the watching camera, including some thanks for 'mom and dad'. Even their utterances appear to be choreographed...

04:31 - In just over half an hour, we'll have the first of the women's ice hockey semifinals, with the USA taking on Finland. The winners of that clash will play either Canada or the catchily-named Olympic Athletes from Russia.

04:10 - It's just the ice dance on at the minute, with the British pair still leading. Most of the big hitters are still to come though, with American brother and sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani, Canadian favorites Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and well-regarded French pairing Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron the 18th, 20th and 21st to go. We're currently on pair 15.

03:55 - A quick update on those two late-finishing curling matches in the women's draw. USA eventually edged out Denmark 7-6, while hosts South Korea beat Sweden by the same scoreline. Those last two teams top the round robin group.

03:50 - And that's it for Women's Halfpipe qualification too. Cassie Sharpe the best performer there, the Canadian scoring 93.40. Germany's Sabrina Cakmakli's first run of 81.80 was enough to book her passage to tomorrow's final too.

03:42 - That monster run from Gasser was enough to see her finish at the top of the 12 qualifiers, just ahead of Yuka Fujimori and Reira Iwabuchi of Japan. The final, which consists of three runs, will take place in a little less than 24 hours' time.

03:22 - Anna Gasser has just laid down a real marker for the rest of the Big Air competition. The Austrian was in a strong position after run 1 but has just stepped it up a gear with a sensational 98 in run 2.

03:15 - We have a new leader in the Ice Dance. Great Britain's Penny Coombes and Nicholas Buckland's score of 68.36 puts them out in front. But before the Brits among us start thinking of Torville and Dean, there are still 14 competitors (and another day of competition) to go. Still, a lead's a lead.

03:00 - Run 1 of the Halfpipe is also completed. There it's another Canadian, Cassie Sharpe who leads, followed by Marie Martinod of France and Brita Sigourney of the USA. The cutoff mark there is 71-60. We'll know the 12 women who make it through to the finals of the two events in about an hour.

02:51 - The first run of the Big Air snowboarding is done, with Laurie Blouin (Canada), Anna Gasser (Austria) and Julia Marino (USA) leading the way. The cut off mark stands at 70.75 with the second run to follow very shortly.





source:http://www.dw.com/en/winter-olympics-day-10-live/a-42637911

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