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Day 2 Preview – Finals Day for Jakara Anthony and the Moguls Team

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Jakara Anthony of Team Australia skis during the Women's Freestyle Skiing Moguls Training session at the Genting Snow Park on January 31, 2022 in Zhangjiakou

Day 1 produced stunning action, excitement, elation and heartbreak for Australian athletes, and that is set to continue into Day 2 with Aussies competing across five sports.

The highly anticipated women’s moguls final will feature Jakara Anthony, who is looking to back up her blistering form during the first qualification session on Thursday.

Set your reminder for 3:30pm (AEDT) as snowboarder Tess Coady is well placed going into the women’s slopestyle final.

Cross-Country Skiing

Seve De Campo will be starting his Olympic campaign on Day 2 of competition with the men's 15km + 15km skiathlon. Following the same format as the women’s event with the additional distance, De Campo will face the same challenging conditions as Jessica Yeaton on Saturday, with  wind and freezing temperatures despite the event being scheduled in the warmest part of the day at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre.

Skiathlon combines both classical and freestyle techniques, meaning there are more tactics involved in skiathlon than in regular mass start races. Competitors start simultaneously, lined up in an arrow format with the best ranked skiers at the front.

The first half of the race is completed using a classical technique. Athletes then use dedicated changing boxes in the stadium to switch skis and often poles. The second half is raced using the free technique.

In an international talent-stacked field of 70, this will be De Campo’s first of five events at the Games.

Watch live on Channel 7 and 7plus from 6pm AEDT.

Curling

Tahli Gill and Dean Hewitt will finish their Olympic campaign after competing in their 8th and 9th matches of the Games.

The duo take on Switzerland at 5pm (AEDT) before going toe-to-toe with the Canadians at 11pm (AEDT). Unable to qualify for the semifinals, the pair will be looking for Australia’s first ever Olympic curling win after coming agonisingly over the past few days.

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Freestyle Skiing

In one of Australia’s best medal chances at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Jakara Anthony, Britt Cox and Sophie Ash are back in action in the women’s moguls event at the Genting Snow Park A & M Stadium.

After finishing 1st qualification #1 run, Jakara has already booked her spot in the finals alongside Cox. Sophie Ash compete in qualification #2 with the top 10 progressing in the finals stage.

The finals will follow shortly after qualification 2. The top 20 athletes will compete for a place in the top 12, before the field is further reduced to 6 in the Super Final.

Tune in from 9pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Luge

Townsville local Alex Ferlazzo will be back at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre in the Luge men's singles competition for runs 3 and 4.

Ferlazzo is placed 19th after the first two runs on Day 1, clocking 58.216 in his first run and 58.994 in his second to total 1:57.210.

Watch the Luge action from 10:30pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Snowboard

Tess Coady is well positioned going into finals day, and will have her sights set on a podium in the women's slopestyle final.

After finishing 8th with a score of 71.13 in qualification, Tess will be facing a stacked field with some of the biggest names in the sport from the USA, New Zealand and Japan. Coady will have three runs in the final, with the best score determining the final rankings.

Meanwhile teammate Matt Cox will get his qualifying campaign underway in the men's slopestyle qualification. Matt with have two runs with the best score determining the top 12 who will progress to the final.

Watch live on Channel 7 and 7plus from 12:30pm AEDT.

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Shannon Knaus

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