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Olympic Update: Anderson Gold Again; Kim Leads Team USA Into Halfpipe Finals

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ALPINE
Weather Postpones Women’s Giant Slalom
Due to strong winds and the changing weather forecast, the women’s Olympic giant slalom scheduled for Monday has been postponed to Thursday.
“It’s a bummer that we’re not able to race today,” said Mikaela Shiffrin. “But with the training block I’ve had, I’m prepared and feeling good. I’ll use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday’s slalom race. We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I’ll use this time to recharge.”

 

The women’s slalom is scheduled for Wednesday, with a first run start time of 10:00 a.m. KT / 8:00 p.m. EST Tuesday. The second run is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. KT / 11:45 p.m. EST Tuesday. … READ MORE

FREESTYLE
Andriga Fifth In Moguls
Casey Andringa (Boulder, Colo.) finished fifth in men's freestyle moguls Monday evening at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Andringa qualified for the final round after finishing third in the second qualifying round prior to the finals Monday evening. In the first run of the finals, Andringa placed fifth to advance to the third-run finals.
In the third final run, a bobble on the landing of his second jump proved to be Andringa's undoing as he got a bit into the back seat.
"I really have had such a fun day," said Andringa. "I woke up in this morning and I was like, that's what I want to do today, I want to have fun. Coming to the Olympics you have so many people telling you how it's going to feel and how you should feel about it all. I felt like I had to feel the seriousness and intensity coursing through me. But that's not what this is for me. I decided that the only goal I had for today was to have as much fun as possible and ski as many moguls runs and I could."
Troy Murphy (Bethel, Maine) and Bradley Wilson (Butte, Mont.) also advanced to the finals, finishing 17th and 18th, respectively. Emerson Smith (Dover, Vt.) placed 13th in the second qualifying round and did not advance to the finals. … READ MORE / RESULTS

CROSS COUNTRY
Classic Sprint Up Next For Team USA
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, Vt.) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) lead a strong Team USA into Tuesday’s classic sprint at the Alpensia Nordic Centre. 
“I'm really looking forward to my first race of the Olympics,” said Caldwell, who is coming of a FIS Ski World Cup classic sprint victory in Austria last month. “I was able to preview the courses last year and I enjoy the flow and challenge of the sprint course. We have a really strong sprint team and I'm honored to be a part of it!”
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, Wash.) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, Vt.) will also start for Team USA. On the men’s side, Simi Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.), Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, Wash.), and Logan Hanneman (Fairbanks, Alaska) will start.
Qualifying heats start at 5:30 p.m. KT / 3:30 a.m. EST. Finals start at 6:00 p.m. KT / 8:00 a.m. EST.

 

SKI JUMPING
Hendrickson Top American in 19th
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, Utah) lead the way for Team USA, finishing 19th Monday night at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 
Hendrickson had jumps of 85.8 and 87 meters. Abby Rinquest (Park City, Utah) was 29th with jumps of 86.6 and 87.1.  Nita Englund (Florence, Wis.) did not qualify for the final round.
RESULTS
Women’s normal hill

 

SNOWBOARD
Anderson Defends Slopestyle Gold
Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.), who won the slopestyle snowboarding gold medal in the sport’s Olympic debut at the 2014 Games, battled challenging weather conditions and a stacked field to win gold again Monday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Blustery conditions caused a delayed start to the event and stymied most of the riders once competition began. Anderson dug deep into her competitive bag of experience and nailed a clean run on her first trip down the Phoenix Snow Park course to score 83.00. She then watched as the field was confounded by the windy conditions.
"I realized coming into this year that it was a lot of pressure to defend the title especially with the level of riding escalating at a crazy rate," Anderson said. "Deep down I knew I could do it. But there were so many variables. When I landed my run, and later knew I had won, I could barely comprehend the emotions." … READ MORE / RESULTS

Kim Leads Halfpipe Qualifying
Chloe Kim (Torrance, Calif.) won the qualifying round of women's snowboard halfpipe Monday afternoon at the Phoenix Snow Park to lead a contingent of four American riders into the final round.
“It went well, I was really nervous,” Kim said, who was the only rider to surpass the 90-point plateau, scoring a 91.50 on her first run, then upping the ante to 95.50 on her second run. “My goal here is to land every run I do in the contest and I landed two so far so just three more to go and hopefully it works out.”
Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, Calif.) scored 83.75 on her first run to place fourth, while Kelly Clark (Mt. Snow, Vt.) was 11th (63.25) and Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) 12th (62.75).
The halfpipe finals are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. KT Tuesday / 8:00 p.m. EST Monday. … READ MORE / RESULTS / START LIST

 

HOW TO WATCH
*All times EDT
MONDAY, FEB 12
NBC
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Men's freestyle moguls finals, women's ski jumping finals
8:00-11:30 p.m. - Men's alpine combined downhill (live), women's halfpipe snowboarding finals (live), men's halfpipe qualifying (live)

NBCSN
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. - Women's ski jumping finals
11:30 p.m.- 2:40 a.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding qualification (live)

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
8:00-9:40 p.m. - Women's halfpipe snowboarding finals (Tuesday)
9:30-11:10 p.m - Men's alpine combined slalom (Tuesday)
11:00 p.m.-12:50 a.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding qualifying (Tuesday)
1:00-2:25 a.m. - Men's alpine combined downhill (Tuesday)

TUESDAY, FEB. 13
NBC
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint finals
8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. - Women's alpine slalom first run (live), men's halfpipe snowboarding finals (live)
12:05 a.m.-1:30 a.m. - Women's alpine second run (live)

NBCSN
5:00 a.m.-7:10 a.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint qualifying
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint finals

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
11:00 p.m.-12:50 a.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding qualifying
1:00-2:25 a.m. - Men's alpine combined downhill
3:30-4:45 a.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint qualifying
6:00-8:00 a.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint finals
8:15-9:50 p.m. - Women's alpine slalom first run (Wednesday)
8:30-10:10 p.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding final (Wednesday)
11:45 p.m.-1:25 a.m. - Women's alpine slalom second run (Wednesday)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14
NBC
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Nordic combined 10k cross country
8:00-11:30 p.m. - Men's downhill (live)
12:05-1:30 a.m. - Men's snowboardcross finals (live)

NBCSN
2:30-6:30 a.m. - Nordic combined 10k cross country (live)

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
11:45 p.m.-1:25 a.m. - Women's slalom second run
1:00-1:55 a.m. - Nordic combined jump
3:45-4:45 a.m. - Nordic combined cross country
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Women's giant slalom first run (Thursday)
9:00-11:05 p.m. - Men's downhill
9:00-10:35 p.m. - Men's snowboardcross seeding round (Thursday)
11:15 p.m. -12:15 a.m. - Women's giant slalom second run (Thursday)
11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. - Men's snowboardcross finals (Thursday)

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