Next up, Catch up: Day 2
11 February 2018
PYEONGCHANG 2018: We've got Aussies in action this afternoon across three different disciplines. Kicking off with more Cross Country Skiathlon, followed by Alex Ferlazzo lining up for his third run in the men’s luge, and the highly anticipated Women’s Mogul Skiing Finals! You will want to set your alarms so you don’t miss a second of the action.
Plus, the first international medals were won yesterday and Aussies shone in Cross Country Skiing, Short Track and Luge. You can catch up on the events Aussies didn't line up in HERE.
Australia’s youngest 2018 Team member, Tess Coady, was due to compete in the ladies snowboard slopestyle qualification runs, but sustained a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw. More HERE.
Cross Country Skiing
Callum Watson will wave the Aussie flag in the men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon event from 3:15pm local time (5.15pm AEDT) today at the Alpensia Cross Country Centre. He will look to improve upon his 60th place finish from Sochi 2014.
Alex Ferlazzo returns to the Alpensia Sliding Centre tonight for Run 3, and this final chance to secure his dream top-20 Olympic result. If he qualifies for the fourth and final 20-slider run, it will be Australia’s best ever men’s luge Olympic result. Read the recap from last night's first two runs HERE.
The female mogul skiers return to Bokwang Snow Park today for the second and final qualification run before the three finals. Britt Cox has automatically qualified for the 20-skier final after finishing the first qualification run in 6th place. However her fellow Aussie teammates Jakara Anthony, Claudia Gueli and Madii Himbury have another chance to join her by securing a top-10 result in the second qualification run kicking off at 7.30pm Korean time (9.30pm AEDT). The 20-skier first final kicks off at 9pm local time, followed by the 12-skier final at 9.35pm and the 6-woman Super Final at 10.10pm (12.10am AEDT) with medals up for grabs.
Cross Country Skiing
Australia kicked off it’s packed cross country skiing schedule yesterday with the women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon. Barbara Jezersek, at her third Games but first for Australia, claimed 39th and Olympic rookie Jess Yeaton finished 50th. Watch their reactions to the opening event HERE and read the event wrap HERE.
Olympic debutant Andy Jung left nothing in the tank, with a courageous showing in the men’s 1500m short track speed skating on Saturday night. After advancing to the semi-finals in a dramatic heat, 20-year-old Jung missed out on a place in the B Final by a mere 0.018 seconds. Read the event wrap HERE.
Sochi Olympian Alex Ferlazzo hit the Alpensia Sliding Centre on Saturday night and recorded his best ever time on the Olympic track in his opening run, placing 16th. He finished 26th in his second run to give him an overall placing of 22nd and is feeling confident heading into tonight’s third run. Read more HERE.