Day ten preview: Coomes and Buckland ready to dance

Day ten preview: Coomes and Buckland ready to dance

18 February 2018 / 19:00

There’s action across five sports for Team GB’s athletes at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Figure skating

Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland start their ice dance campaign with a familiar looking short programme at 10am (1am UK time).

Coomes thought her career was over after a horror knee injury but the former European bronze medallists are back for a third Olympics.

And Buckland revealed how Torvill and Dean have inspired their short programme.

"We are recreating a routine that Torvill and Dean used when they won the bronze medal in 1994 and that's very special," said Buckland, 28, who is appearing at his third Games.

"It's a really iconic routine in the skating world and we've modernised it and I'm so excited to perform it.

Read more on how Coomes and Buckland aim to put themselves in the mix

Freestyle skiing

Rowan Cheshire lines up in the women’s halfpipe at 10am (1am) four years after her Sochi debut when she was injured during training and couldn’t compete.

Read more about Rowan Cheshire's hopes at the Olympic Winter Games

She will be joined by Molly Summerhayes, whose sister Katie finished seventh in the women’s sloptstyle event. We caught up with them about their Olympic ambitions earlier this month.

Read more about the Molly Summerhayes and her sister Katie


Aimee Fuller, who finished 17th in the slopestyle event, will be the first Team GB athlete to compete in the new big air discipline at 9.30am (12.30am).


Both British rinks have a won three, lost three record, so it’s a big day for their ambitions of making the knockout stages. 

Kyle Smith’s men play Denmark (who have a 2-4 record) at 2.05pm (5.05am) and Eve Muirhead’s rink take on Switzerland (who have won just once) at 8.05pm (11.05am) - and that’s a repeat of the bronze medal match in Sochi.


It was an encouraging first two runs for Great Britain’s two-man bobsleigh team, Brad Hall and Joel Fearon. 

Track time is vital ahead of the target four man event and pilot Hall will be delighted to sit seventh after the first two runs, just four tenths off a medal. The concluding runs begin at 8.15pm (11.15am).

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