Clear bankruptcy for Switzerland
There was also a clear result in the parallel duel. The Swedes prevailed 6:1 and after the win they have one foot in the semi-finals. The Confederates, on the other hand, remain in second to last place.
Norway clears Australia
The duel between Australia and Norway is over. The Europeans made things clear early on and defeated Australia 10:4. Norway jumps to fifth place, Australia remains in last place without a win.
Slopestyle qualification with German hope
At 03:45 German time the snowboarders start in the Olympic Games. In the first slopestyle qualifier, Annika Morgan is fighting for a place in the final. The 19-year-old made people sit up and take notice, came in third at the prestigious Laax Open and Big Air, making her the first German to finish on the World Cup podium.
Switzerland out of luck
Despite a good run, Switzerland also loses the sixth round and is now trailing 5-1. If Perret and Rios still want to avert the threatening gossip, they have to deliver now.
Norway doesn’t give Australia a chance
Australia’s Tahli Gill and Dean Hewitt don’t stand a chance against Norway either. After seven rounds, the Scandinavians are already leading 6:1.
After four periods, Sweden can increase the lead to 3:1. Perret and Rios continue to struggle. But nothing has been decided yet.
Good start for Sweden
The Swiss duo of Jenny Perret and Martin Rios also struggles against Sweden and is behind after the first half of the game. Almida de Val and Oskar Eriksson, on the other hand, celebrate a successful start to the match.
Difficult start for Switzerland
Switzerland started the Olympic tournament with two defeats, but then managed to turn the tide against the favorites from Great Britain. Against Canada, however, the Confederates suffered a setback again. The task against Sweden is unlikely to get any easier. The Scandinavians have won three out of five duels so far.
Australia and Norway with room for improvement
The Australian curlers have not yet won any of their five games. With 0:5 points they rank in last place. Things weren’t going well for Norway either. Only one of four games (11:6 against the USA) could be won.
Curlers open the Saturday
The Olympic Saturday starts with two mixed duels in curling. Australia will play against Norway, Switzerland will face Sweden. The curling competition is already in full swing – the curlers started their games on Wednesday.
The first medal decisions
The first six sets of medals will be awarded this Saturday in Beijing. Team Germany is starting in several competitions with good prospects. Flag bearer Claudia Pechstein has no chance of a medal in speed skating over 3000 meters (9:30 a.m.), but Katharina Althaus is one of the top favorites in ski jumping from the normal hill (11:45 a.m.). Katharina Hennig wants to attack in the skiathlon of cross-country skiers (8:45 a.m.) as well as the German biathlon mixed relay (10 a.m.) made up of Vanessa Voigt, Denise Herrmann, Benedikt Doll and Philipp Nawrath. The first decisions are also pending in shottrack and ski freestyle.
The games are picking up speed!
Good morning and welcome to the 2022 Winter Olympics! After yesterday’s opening ceremony and individual events, the first packed day of competition is on the agenda today! From 2 a.m. things get down to business in Beijing.