Wednesday’s lineup for the 2018 Winter Olympics contains some high-flying motion, and some very winnable medals for the United States. Beginning and finishing the night time with the lads’s alpine snowboarding slalom tournament, the in-between is full of big-air tips within the males’s freeski halfpipe and some board-bashing aggression within the ladies’s hockey gold medal fit between the United States and Canada.
During the qualifying runs for the lads’s freeski halfpipe tournament, Team USA proved that they despatched 4 gold medal contenders to Pyeongchang, and may even pull off a podium sweep through Wednesday evening’s finish — a feat they completed finally month’s X Games.
The U.S. skiers took the highest 3 spots after the qualifying spherical, with Aaron Blunck bouncing again from a fall on his first run to publish the highest ranking of the spherical (94.40). Blunck used to be the one American competing within the Olympics to now not take house a medal all the way through the X Games, nevertheless it looks as if he plans on making up for it in Pyeongchang.
”I’m so past stoked,” Blunck stated, in accordance to NBC. ”It’s indubitably essentially the most frightened I’ve ever been [before I was] about to drop in. I used to be simply freaking out up best and stated to myself, ‘Whatever happens, happens.’”
Rounding out the highest of the pack, had been Americans Alex Ferreira at No. 2 (92.60) and Torin Yater-Wallace at No. three (89.60). Teammate David Wise — who took gold on the X Games — fell on his first run and went with a extra conservative run to make sure that a place within the finals, completing the day in 8th position (79.60). The absolute best 12 skiers advance to the general, so Wise used to be secure.
”I by no means were given to do my proper [double cork 1260], which is at all times considered one of my more difficult tips for qualification day,” Wise stated following his run, in accordance to NBC. “So I actually fell on it first run, and I just decided, ‘You know what, today is not the day to go for glory and try to win the contest’ The task of qualifiers is to qualify. So I took the right dub 12 out of my run, did a two-handed grab on my right  and landed it.”
We’ll see if Wise has higher good fortune on Wednesday evening, and whether or not or now not the Americans can pull off some other podium sweep.
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The United States is sitting lovely, ranked No. five in medals received up to now in Pyeongchang, with 16 general (six gold, 4 silver, six bronze). Two extra medals had been added to the checklist on Tuesday, with Lindsey Vonn taking house the bronze within the ladies’s alpine snowboarding downhill ultimate, and Team USA taking gold for the ladies’s CC snowboarding group spring ultimate.
“Of course I would have liked a gold medal,” Vonn stated, by way of NBC. “But, I mean, honestly, this is amazing, and I’m so proud.”
Wednesday evening’s Olympic lineup may turn out very fruitful for the American medal rely, with all 4 U.S. athletes making it the the males’s freeski halfpipe ultimate (nine:30 p.m. ET), the males’s alpine snowboarding slalom ultimate (11:45 p.m. ET), and an epic combat between the United States and Canada within the ladies’s hockey gold medal recreation (11:10 p.m. ET).
Winter Olympics Event Schedule, Wednesday the 21st
|LIVESTREAM TIME (ET)||SPORT||EVENT|
|LIVESTREAM TIME (ET)||SPORT||EVENT|
|five:00 am ET||CC Skiing||Women’s Team Sprint Final|
|five:30 am ET||CC Skiing||Men’s Team Sprint Final|
|6:00 am ET||Speed Skating||Women’s Team Pursuit semifinals|
|6:05 am ET||Curling||Sweden vs. USA, Women’s spherical robin|
|6:05 am ET||Curling||Switzerland vs. Japan, Women’s spherical robin|
|6:05 am ET||Curling||Olympic Athletes from Russia vs. Canada, Women’s spherical robin|
|6:05 am ET||Curling||South Korea vs. Denmark, Women’s spherical robin|
|6:22 am ET||Speed Skating||Men’s Team Pursuit semifinals|
|6:40 am ET||Bobsled||Women’s Bobsled, runs three & four|
|6:54 am ET||Speed Skating||Women’s Team Pursuit Finals|
|7:10 am ET||Ice Hockey||Men’s Quarterfinal three|
|7:10 am ET||Ice Hockey||Men’s Quarterfinal four|
|7:13 am ET||Speed Skating||Men’s Team Pursuit Finals|
|7:05 pm ET||Curling||Women’s Tiebreaker video games|
|7:05 pm ET||Curling||Men’s Tiebreaker video games|
|eight:15 pm ET||Alpine Skiing||Men’s Slalom, run 1|
|nine:30 pm ET||Freestyle Skiing||Men’s Halfpipe Final|
|10:00 pm ET||Snowboarding||Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom qualifying runs|
|10:27 pm ET||Snowboarding||Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom qualifying runs|
|11:10 pm ET||Ice Hockey||Women’s Gold Medal Game|
|11:45 pm ET||Alpine Skiing||Men’s Slalom, run 2|
|2:30 am ET||Nordic Combined||Team Large Hill Ski Jump|