Sochi Winter Olympics: Day 9 events to watch

(all times are AEDT)

LADIES SNOWBOARD CROSS
We're all familiar with how short-track speed skating can end the hopes of Olympic athletes with a simple tumble. Well, this is the equivalent on the snowboard course. Competitors race each other and the results are usually spectacular. It takes place on a course made of various moguls, obstacles, banks and jumps. Australia is represented by Torah Bright and Belle Brockhoff (above). The final is on from 8.40pm.

6pm - ALPINE SKIING (MEN'S SUPER G)
For those who subscribe to the notion that downhill skiing is the most pure of winter sports, the Super G adds an extra kick. It is primarily a speed event with skiers reaching speeds up 130km/h but there are more dramatic twists and turns with gates placed at about the same distance apart as in the giant slalom. The best part? It's sudden death as each skier only gets only one attempt at the course. Australia is represented by Dominic Demschar.

8.15pm - BOBSLEIGH (TWO-MAN - HEAT ONE)
Guess what? Jamaica is back. Forever linked and connected to the sport by the Cool Runnings film, the Jamaican team has qualified for Sochi after failing to do so for the past two Games. Considered rank underdogs, they'll at least get four runs on the course. Olympic competition consists of four runs over a two-day period with medals and placings determined by the lowest overall time. And, what about Australia? It's not all about Jana Pittman on Tuesday night. Australia is represented by Heath Spence and Duncan Harvey in the two-man event.

HOW THE AUSTRALIANS FARED ON FRIDAY

Women's aerials: Lydia Lassila 3rd, Laura Peel 7th, Danielle Scott 9th, Sam Wells 18th

Men's skeleton: John Farrow 19th (after runs one and two)

Women's skeleton: Michelle Steele 14th, Lucy Chaffer 17th

Women's biathlon 15km individual: Lucy Glanville 78th

Men's cross country skiing 15km classic: Callum Watson 75th, Phillip Bellingham 76th.

AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION ON SUNDAY

Women's snowboard cross: Belle Brockhoff, Torah Bright

Men's bobsleigh two-man: Heath Spence and Duncan Harvey

Pairs figure skating ice dance: Danielle O'Brien and Greg Meriman (short dance)

Men's Biathlon 15km mass: Alex Almoukov

Men's alpine skiing super G: Dominic Demschar

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