Next up, Catch up: Day 10
18 February 2018
PYEONGCHANG 2018: Day 9 of PyeongChang 2018 has come and gone and plenty has gone down. Check out what happened as the 23rd Olympiad entered it's final week. We also look ahead to an exciting Day 10 with four Aussies in action.
Snowboard Big Air will make its Olympic debut on Day 10, and so will Aussie Jessica Rich. The sport is known for its big tricks and big hits and is guaranteed to attract a large crowd. Coming back from injury, Rich will take to the launching pad at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre for the first qualification run at 10.00am (12.00pm AEDT). She is aiming for a top 12 finish to qualify for Friday’s final. Read more about Rich and her Olympic dream HERE.
After a blinding opening night of competition which saw Lucas Mata and David Mari record their fastest ever time on the Olympic track in their first run, the 2-man bobsleigh Team head into Run 3 in 21st place. They will be looking to jump that one place into the top 20 to qualify for the fourth and final run. The session starts at 8:15pm tonight (10.15pm AEDT). Read about last night’s performance HERE.
Daniel Greig will finally get his shot at Olympic redemption when he lines up for the men’s 500m event tonight. The 26-year-old comes into the Games on the back of a remarkable recovery from extensive injuries but feels he is peaking at the right time. Catch the speedster in action from 8:53pm (10:53pm AEDT), and read more about him HERE.
In a field of 110 skiers, dual Olympian Dominic Demschar finished 33rd in the men’s Giant Slalom on Day 9. Olympic debutant Harry Laidlaw was unfortunately one of over 25 athletes that did not complete the course. Watch Dom discuss his performance HERE and read the fill event wrap HERE.
After a turbulent few months battling injury, Australia’s only ski slopestyle representative Russ Henshaw was stoked to put down two clean runs in the men’s competition yesterday. His top score of 72.60 was not quite enough to secure the 27-year-old a finals berth, and he finished in 19th place. Read more HERE.
David Morris has finished 10th in the men's Aerials Skiing finals. In a very high scoring field, Morris put down a score of 111.95 for his back full – double full – full in the first final, missing a spot in Final 2 by one place. Read more HERE.
The 2-man bobsleigh crew of Lucas Mata and David Mari kicked off their PyeongChang 2018 campaign in style last night, recorded their fastest ever time on the Olympic track in the first run with a time of 49.88. Their second run was equally impressive, putting them in 21st place for tonight's third run. Catch up on yesterday's performance HERE.