Hello all, and to my fellow Americans, condolences on a not-so-good horrible Day 3. From Mikaela Shiffrin wiping out to Red Gerard just missing out on another slopestyle medal to Brittany Bowe finishing 10th to most women’s freestyle skiers missing out in qualification … yeah, it wasn’t a very good day.
And even the good news, silver in the figure skating team event, had a dark lining, with Vincent Zhou taking his team medal as consolation after a Covid test ruled him out of the individual competition.
Farther north, Canada had a simply outstanding day, with two medals in the slopestyle, one in short-track speed skating and the stunner, a bronze in the mixed team ski jumping event. That event was marred by controversy, because when you think “controversial Winter Olympic sport,” you of course think “ski jumping.”
But the USA! USA! USA! will have its shot at revenge against Canada in women’s hockey, where the two teams have combined to win nearly every gold and silver medal since the dawn of time. There’s little at stake here other than an infinitesimally easier path to the final, but they don’t do “friendly” in this rivalry.
The USA also will have Nathan Chen in the men’s short program figure skating and Darian Stevens as the last woman standing in freestyle big air. If you’re staying up all night, you can see Jessie Diggins, whose sprint for gold was one of the most exhilarating moments of the 2018 Games, trying to capture another medal in the individual sprint.
Times are all in local Beijing time. For Sydney it is +3 hours, for London it is -8 hours, for New York it is -13 hours and San Francisco is -16 hours.
- 10am Freestyle skiing – another new event as it is the first ever Olympic women’s Freeski Big Air contest 🥇
- 10.40am – 3.43pm Snowboard – both the men’s and women’s parallel giant slalom will be decided today 🥇
- 11am Alpine skiing – the men’s Super-G 🥇
- 12.10pm and 4.40pm and 9.10pm Ice hockey – the day opens with the US and Canada clashing in the preliminary round. Both countries are guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals but will be wanting to lay down a marker 🏒
- 2.05pm and 8.05pm Curling – the bronze medal match and then the final in the mixed doubles could deliver Team GB’s first medal of the Games 🥇
- 4pm – 8pm Cross-country skiing – the women’s and men’s sprint free competition runs all afternoon and into the early evening in Beijing 🥇
- 4.30pm Biathlon – today it is the turn of the men to do their 20km individual race 🥇
- 6.30pm Speed skating – on Tuesday the men race in the 1,500m🥇
- 7.50pm and 9.35pm Luge – runs three and four of the women’s singles will decide the medals 🥇
The full schedule, which will automatically update for your timezone, can be found here.