There’s plenty yet to be decided on the final day of Pyeongchang 2018. Germany will fancy their chances of topping the medal table, with three bobsleigh crews in action before the men’s ice hockey final. Follow it live.+++ Refresh page for updates, all times CET+++
Gold medal events day 16
– Women’s Curling, Sweden vs. South Korea (01:05)
– Men’s Four-Man Bobsleigh (03:15)
– Men’s Ice Hockey, Germany vs. OAR (05:10)
– Women’s 30km Cross-Country Skiing Mass Start (07:15)
02:03 – South Korea are in a bit of trouble here. Sweden have three in the house and the hosts have none. Kim EunJung needs to step up.
01:58 – Great stuff again from Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg who knocks out the Koreans with an exceptional penultimate stone that is on the button. Kim EunJung has no answer and Sweden lead 3-1 after four ends. But a quick Twitter poll on the Olympics account tells us it won’t stay that way.
01:51 – With the fastest teams from the first two runs going first in the bobsleigh, there’s unlikely to be any change at the top end of the standings for a while as the rest of the 29 teams have their crack at it. Francesco Friedrich’s Germans are looking very good for gold while the second German crew look to be in a tight tussle for silver. The final run will be at 03:15.
01:45 – The last of the German crews rockets their way down the course. But they’re losing ground all the time and stay in seventh, a full second back from their leading compatriots. Over in the curling, Anna Hasselborg has taken advantage of a Korean error to get on the coard with a two and Sweden lead 2-1.
01:33 – The Korean crew went down 0.13 seconds slower than Friedrich’s men before Nico Walther’s crew got off to a slightly sloppy start to finish 0.01 behind the Koreans. That means they are 0.42 and 0.49 seconds back from the leaders in the cumulative totals.
01:31 – The first German team has just finished their first of two decisive runs in the four-man bobsleigh. Francesco Friedrich’s crew were the first down, after setting the fastest times in yesterday’s two heats and flew down in 48.76. That’s the mark to beat. South Korea are up next, followed by the second German crew.
01:28 – Sweden miss the chance to equalize. A bit of a defensive battle there, which ended with a single Korean stone at the far edge of the house. Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg couldn’t take advantage though, her throw clipping the opponent’s stone rather than hitting it square on. South Korea still lead 1-0. Also worth noting there’s another battle at play here, with the winner of this match likely to finish above the loser in the medal table. South Korea sit just below Sweden, but both are on six golds.
01:19 – A more tactical battle is emerging in the second end, with the Koreans throwing a strong early guard.
01:15 – First blood to South Korea. After Sweden put themselves in pole position with a beautifully-judged penultimate stone, Korean skip Kim EunJung nervelessly glanced the red stone out of the house to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
01:03 – We start off with the women’s curling final between South Korea and Sweden. The hosts are big underdogs here, with the Swedes having picked up a medal in every games since the sport was first played at the Nagano Olympics in 1998. Can a crowd that’s sure to be heavily partisan spur them on? We’re about to find out.
00:50 After shock victories, sport-hopping gold medallists, doping scandals and plenty of toy white tigers, the last day of Pyeongchang is upon us. There are still four gold medals to be won and Germany have a decent chance of claiming two of them. The country has won four of the last six four-man bobsleigh golds in the Winter Olympics and, with crews ranked 1,2 and 7 after Saturday’s opening two heats, they’ll fancy their chances of improving that record.
The Germans are not so fancied against the Olympic Athletes of Russia in the men’s ice hockey final. But then, they weren’t fancied in the semifinal against Canada. Should Germany win more golds than Norway in today’s events, they will finish on top of the medal table for the first time since Turin in 2006. There are also medals to be claimed in women’s curling and cross country skiing and, of course, the closing ceremony to round it all out.