Next up, Catch up: Day 6

15 February 2018

PYEONGCHANG 2018: With two medals in the first five days, the Aussie Team is pumped and energised to keep the momentum going through Day 6. Snowboard Cross, Skeleton, Alpine Skiing and Aerials all kick off today and it’s set to be a jam packed day of top Aussie action.

Next Up
Sochi Olympian John Farrow will go head first into his second Olympic Games when the luge competition starts today at the Alpensia Sliding Centre. Farrow will be aiming to improve upon his 17th place finish from Sochi, which is also Australia's top male Olympic luge result. Competiton starts at 10am (midday AEDT). Read more HERE.

Snowboard Cross
Australia’s full men's Snowboard Cross contingent will have everyone on the edge of their seats in today's unpredictable and exciting event. Alex Pullin will be competing at his third Olympic Games alongside Sochi Olympians Jarryd Hughes and Cam Bolton, and Olympic rookie Adam Lambert. With Pullin, Hughes and Lambert all within the top 10 on the world standings, today's event is a must watch! Qualifications start at 11am (1.00pm AEDT), with finals kicking off at 1.30pm (3.30pm AEDT) . Make sure you set your alarm for the gold medal race, which will be around 2.45pm (4.45pm AEDT) .

Cross country
With one event already under their belts, the women’s cross country quartet of Barbara Jezersek, Jessica Yeaton, Aimee Watson and Casey Wright return to the Alpensia Cross Country Centre for the 10km Free ski on Day 6. Three time Olympian Jezersek will be aiming to beat her Olympic best result of 40th from Vancouver 2010, and Sochi Olympian Watson will look to improve upon her 63rd result from 2014. The event starts at 3.30pm local time (5.30pm AEDT).

Alpine Skiing
With yesterday’s events being postponed due to weather conditions (HERE), Harry Laidlaw will make his Olympic debut as he kick starts Australia’s alpine skiing competition in the Men’s Downhill today. Competition gets underway at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre at 11.30am.

The Australian women’s aerials team will launch into their Olympic campaign today with the women’s qualifications at 8pm local time at Phoenix Snow Park. Lydia Lassila will become a five-time Olympian, joining her Sochi 2014 teammates Danielle Scott, Samantha Wells and Laura Peel at the top of the mountain. Before the competition starts, make sure you watch the aerials explainer video HERE so you can follow all the action from home.

Catch up
Scotty James won Australia’s second medal for the Games yesterday with bronze in the men’s snowboard halfpipe. Scotty put down his medal-winning run first, with a score of 92.00. American Shaun White won gold with a massive final run scoring 97.75, followed by Japan’s Ayumu Hirano with 95.25. Aussie Kent Callister also competed in yesterday's final, finishing in 11th place. Read the event recap HERE, find out how Australia reacted to the medal news HERE, watch Scotty’s reaction HERE and check out the best photos from the competition HERE.

More history was made yesterday when Harley Windsor became Australia’s first Indigenous Winter Olympian. Windsor took to the ice in the Pair’s Short Program alongside his partner Ekaterina AlexandrovskayaThe team skated second, posting a score of 61.55 – just below their season best, to finish 18th overall, just out of free skate contention. Read more HERE, watch the duo discuss their Olympic debut HERE and view the photo gallery of their performance HERE.

Georgia Thompson

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