Winter Olympics: Day-by-day guide to Pyeongchang 2018


 By Nick Hope-BBC Olympic sports reporter

 Monday, 19 February – day 10

Medal events: Three

  • 11:53: Speed skating – men’s 500m final
  • 11:15-14:00: Bobsleigh – men’s two-man final heats
  • 12:30-14:15: Ski jumping – men’s team final

Brit watch:

  • 00:30-03:20: Women’s big air qualifications – Aimee Fuller is in action.
  • 01:00: Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland compete in the ice dance short dance.
  • 01:00: GB freestyle skiers Rowan Cheshire and Molly Summerhayes (sister of GB slopestyle skier Katie) will compete in the halfpipe qualifiers.
  • 05:05-08:00: GB men’s curling team face Denmark.
  • 11:05-14:00: GB women’s curling team face Switzerland.
  • 11:15-14:00: Brad Hall pilots the sole GB men’s bobsleigh in the two-man event.


There may only be three medal events on day 10, but it is likely to be one of the busiest for Great Britain, with athletes competing in six events.


00:30-03:20: All eyes will be back on the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre for the qualification rounds of the women’s big air event, which features GB’s Aimee Fuller.

Big air, which sees snowboarders shoot off a 49-metre ramp (kicker) and perform tricks to score points, is the new freestyle addition for Pyeongchang.

Fuller, who competed in slopestyle at Sochi 2014, has narrowly missed out on podium finishes in Big Air twice in recent seasons and will be at least hoping to reach the final on day 14.

Figure skating:

Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland are one of sport’s unluckiest duos with Buckland requiring heart surgery before the Sochi Games and Coomes shattering her kneecap in 2016.

A personal best score late last year proved a timely confidence boost and the pair will begin the two-stage event with the ‘free ice dance’ discipline.

Did you know?

Great Britain have been more successful at figure skating than any other Winter Olympic sport, winning a total of 15 medals, which is nine more than their second best discipline, skeleton.


Britain’s form in this season’s World Cup suggests they will be nowhere near the medals in this event, which is predominantly being used to give young pilot Bradley Hall more time to learn the track before the four-man races.

Canadian pilots Justin Kripps and Chris Spring are among the favourites, but as ever with sliding sports, the Germans will be strong and in Francesco Friedrich and Nico Walther they posses recent World Cup winners.

However, do not rule out young Latvian pilot Oskars Kibermanis, who many feel is an Olympic champion in the making.


Four years ago Rowan Cheshire suffered a serious concussion on a halfpipe training run in Sochi and was ruled out of the Games.

The 22-year-old endured subsequent blows to the head in further crashes later that year and struggled with panic attacks before easing back into competition over the past 18 months.

Having reached last year’s world final, Cheshire will be looking to at least repeat that at the Olympics. A World Cup medallist, if she can land her best tricks she could challenge for a medal.

Ski jumping:

Austria, Finland, Germany and Switzerland are the traditional big four ski jumping nations, but Poland are rapidly becoming a major force.

Kamil Stoch has continued to impress since his Sochi Olympic double and joined his team-mates in securing world team gold last year.

Norway also contain previous medal winners and this could be a fascinating battle between an array of talented jumpers.



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