Next up, Catch up: Day 9:
17 February 2018
PYEONGCHANG 2018: We're now in the second week of the PyeongChang 2018 Games, but that doesn't mean the action is slowing down.
David Morris returns to Phoenix Park for the men's Aerials finals tonight, while the bobsleigh boys get their first chance to shine in the 2-man sled. Australia's sole ski slopestyle athlete Russ Henshaw takes to the park today, and Dom Demschar and Harry Laidlaw finally start their Alpine PyeongChang programmes.
Russ Henshaw will wave the flag in Ski Slopestyle on Day 9 of the Games.
With the Phoenix Snow Park slopestyle course known for it’s unpredictable winds, Henshaw will need to make calculated moves to better his commendable 8th place result from Sochi 2014. The first qualification run gets underway at 10:00 (12:00 AEDT). If he advances through the two qualification runs, finals start at 13:15 with the final podium run at 14.11 (16.11 AEDT). Find out what the judges will be looking for HERE and read more about Russ's second Olympic campaign HERE.
Dominic Demschar and Harry Laidlaw will travel to the Yongpyong Alpine Centre for the men’s Giant Slalom today. Sochi Olympian Demschar will be aiming to beat his 39th place finish from 2014, while Laidlaw will finally get to make his long awaited Olympic debut. The first run is at 10:15, with run two in the early afternoon at 13:45 (15:45 AEDT).
Having led the green and gold cheer squad over the past week, it’s now time for the Aussie Bobsleigh athletes to take the Olympic stage as the 2-man competition kicks off today. Sochi Olympian Lucas Mata will pilot the sled with brakeman and Olympic rookie David Mari. Heat 1 kicks off at 20:05 (22:05 AEDT), with the Aussie duo the third Team off the start line. Read more HERE.
Showman David Morris returns to Phoenix Snow Park tonight for the men’s aerial skiing finals. After qualifying in 8th position with a best score of 124.89 in yesterday's qualifications, Morris will have the opportunity to go for gold if he advances through the three finals tonight. The first final starts at 20:00 with the 6-skier Super Final up at 20.52 (22.52 AEDT). Read about yesterday's qualifications HERE.
Figure skater Brendan Kerry completed his Olympic programme on Day 8 with a a score of 150.75 in his Free Skate, equallying his season’s best score. The 23-year-old has cemented his place in the top tier of international figure skaters, finishing 20th overall with a total score of 233.81. Read more HERE.
After weather delays earlier in the week, Australia’s sole female Alpine skier Greta Small kicked off her Olympic run in the women's Super G at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Gunning for a top 30 finish, Small crossed the line 2.98 seconds behind gold medallist Esta Ledecka of the Czech Republic in a time of 1:24.09, in 31st place. Read more HERE.
It wasn't how she planned her Olympic debut to go but Jackie Narracott remains proud of her 16th place finish in the women's skeleton at the PyeongChang 2018.
In a hotly contested field, the Queenslander put down a constant four runs to finish the 2018 Games, but the times were slower than the 26-year-old was expecting. Find out more HERE.
David Morris qualified for today's men's aerials finals after putting down a best score of 124.89 in the second qualification jump last night. He landed a clean jump first up, but the score of 112.83 wasn't high enough to automatically qualify him for the finals. His Back Double Full-Full-Full did the trick the second time around and the Sochi silver medallist will be back in action tonight. Read more HERE.