Next up, catch up: Day 1
10 February 2018
PYEONGCHANG 2018: While last night's spectacular Opening Ceremony marked the official start of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, competition is already well underway in PyeongChang and Day 1 features Aussies in action across three different disciplines.
Two-time Olympian for Slovenia, Barbara Jezersek, will make her Australian Olympic debut today in the Ladies 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon. She will line up alongside Olympic rookie Jess Yeaton at the Alpensia Cross Country Centre at 4.15pm local time (6.15pm AEDT).
Short Track Speed Skating
Debutant Andy Jung kicks off his Olympic campaign at the Gangneung Ice Arena tonight in the men’s 1500m. He will line up in Heat 2 (of 6 heats) at 7.05pm local time (9.05pm AEDT). The top three skaters from each heat will advance to the semi-finals from 8.20pm, before the best skaters will line up for a shot at the podium in the A Final at 9.28pm. Read more HERE.
Australia’s sole luge representative Alex Ferlazzo will shoot down the track in his first two runs tonight. Run 1 kicks off at 7.10 local time (9.10pm AEDT) followed by the second run at 8.55pm (10.55pm AEDT). Read more HERE.
In case you missed it, Australia started it’s Olympic campaign on Day 0 of the Games with the women’s and men’s mogul skiing first qualification runs.
The women were up first at Phoenix Bokwang Snow Park, where triple Olympian Britt Cox automatically booker herself a spot in Sunday’s final with her 6th place finish. Jakara Anthony (14th) Madii Himbury (15th) and Claudia Gueli (17th) all recorded top-20 finishes and will have another shot at qualifying for the 20-skier final in Monday’s second qualification run. Read the full story HERE.
World number three Matt Graham also advanced straight through to the first final on Monday with a ninth place finish. Olympic debutant Rohan Chapman-Davies finished 17th, followed by James Matheson in 23rd. Brodie Summers tweaked his knee in training and did not start, opting to rest his knee before having another chance to qualify alongside Chapman-Davies and Matheson in Monday’s second qualification run. Read the full story HERE.