Another 8 Golds up for grabs on Tuesday. Strap yourselves onto your favourite recliner with the first Gold being handed out at 1pm and the last just after midnight it’s a Winter Sports extravaganza!
After days and days of sweeping & sliding stones through the group matches there is finally a medal up for grabs in the Curling with the Mixed Doubles Medal Rounds. At the time of writing Canada have defeated Norway 8-4 to progress to the Gold Medal match and will face the winner of Monday night’s semi- final between Switzerland and that proud sporting nation Olympic Athletes of Russia……
Canada have been favourites throughout the tournament and the home of Curling is looking the goods to add another Gold to the trophy cabinet.
Sweeping starts @ 11:05am for the Bronze Medal playoff & 10:05pm for Gold Medal playoff.
Cross Country Skiing
2 Golds to be awarded in the form of the Men’s & the Women’s Sprint Classics. The fields are whittled down through qualification heats, quarter finals, semis and ultimately a Final for each sex. The races are a short dash of 1-2km and as the name suggests the athletes must use the classic technique (so no skating)
The Winter Whisperer is tipping double Gold for Norway with Johannes Klaebo the hottest of favourites in the Men’s & he likes Maiken Falla in the Ladies.
The action commences @ 7:30pm with the Finals @ 11:25pm for the Ladies & 11:35pm for the Men
The Women’s Singles final 2 runs will take place on Tuesday night with the first 2 runs scheduled for Monday night. Germany will be expecting a trifecta with the 3 favourites but at the time of writing & before Monday night’s 2 runs The Winter Whisperer thinks Tatjana Huefner to upset the hot favourite & defending Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger
Sliding Starts @ 9:30pm
Will it be 3rd time lucky in the Alpine Skiing? after Sunday’s Men’s Downhill & Monday’s Women’s Giant Slalom were both postponed due to high winds. This Ski racing fan hopes so. Tuesday sees the Alpine Combined Scheduled. This event rewards the best all round skier with 1 speed run over the Downhill course followed by a tech. run over the slalom course with both times combined. Fastest combined time wins Gold and the title of King of the Mountain. This event has a habit of throwing up a surprise winner & The Winter Whisperer is tipping another 1 in the form of 2017 World Alpine Combined Champion Luca Aerni of Switzerland @ $21 (Shhhhh don’t tell anyone)
Downhill Boards on @ 1pm, Slalom run is @ 5pm
If I hear the name Chloe Kim in this office 1 more time I think I’ll spew up!! With that said I’ll hand the preview over to our resident shredder Bobby Boarder (apologies in advance)
Things that go together Spaghetti and Meatballs, Bacon and Eggs, Cookies and Cream, Ladies Half Pipe and Chloe Kim. That’s right! We are down to the final in the ladies’ halfpipe. Chloe Kim is the red-hot favourite and so she should be. She was dropping bombs in qualifying heats scoring 91.50 and 95.50. Chloe Kim made the Olympic team when she was 13 years old but was too young to compete. 4 years later and the 17 year-old is cool calm and collected, even during qualifying she was tweeting “could be down for some ice cream”. Her biggest rival is her mentor Kelly Clark who is competing in her 4th Olympic Games, her resume is amazing, she couldn’t stick a run in qualifying heats but still made it through.
Shredding starts @ 12pm, dude
The Winter Whisperer:
Tuesday’s best bets:
- Alpine Skiing- Men’ s Combined -Luca Aerni – podium finish. $5
- 3 leg Multi: Maiken Falla (Cross Country Skiing, Women’s Classic) Johannes Klaebo (Cross Country Skiing, Men’s Classic) & Chloe Kim (Snowboarding, Women’s Halfpipe)
Multi odds: $3.25