Catch up, Next up: Day 16
24 February 2018
PYEONGCHANG 2018: Today marks the final day of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games – how time flies?! Continue the awesome Aussie support through the final day and cheer on the bobsleigh team and cross country skier Jess Yeaton.
The 4-man bobsleigh crew returns to the Alpensia Sliding Centre today for the final day of action. After recording a personal best track time yesterday, the quartet of Lucas Mata, David Mari, Lachlan Reidy and Hayden Smith are ready to give it everything they've got in the third run today. They current sit in 24th place and will need to jump into the top-20 to have a crack at the fourth and final run tomorrow. The third run gets underway at 9.30am (11.30am AEDT), with the Aussie sled off the mark 24th, racing at approximately 10.20am (12.20pm AEDT). Read yesterday’s recap HERE.
They have saved one of the toughest events to last – the Ladies 30km Mass Start Classic event. Jess Yeaton will represent Australia in the grueling event, which will take over an hour and a half to complete. Today’s event is Yeaton’s fifth race in a jam-packed Olympic debut program.
The 4-man bobsleigh crew had a strong opening day of competition on Day 15, recording their fastest runs down the PyeongChang track to put them in 24th place. They head into the final day +2.08 off the pace, but with the huge Aussie support crew in the stands cheering them on, they plan to make Day 2 even bigger and better. Catch up on the first two ruins HERE.
On his 27th birthday, Phil Bellingham pushed his body to the limits in the 50km Mass Start Free. Joined by his teammate Callum Watson, the pair put in a tremendous effort in arguably the most difficult event of the Winter Games. Bellingham claimed 56th and Watson 58th as they completed the course in just over two and a half hours. Read more HERE.
In case you missed it, five winter Olympians braved 4-degree water at Yeongjin-gil Beach yesterday as they swapped their skis for a surfboard. Read more about their surfing adventure HERE and check out all the pictures HERE.