Julia Mancuso and Shani Davis Go For OLYMPICS Milestones Tonight on NBC
Tonight will be another thrilling night of competition on NBC when Shani Davis and Julia Mancuso look to achieve US Olympic records!
During the men's 1000m SPEED skating final, Shani aims to win gold and become the first American man to win the same individual event at three Winter Games. Over on the slopes, Julia has her eye on her fifth Olympic medal in tonight's downhill final, where she can tie Bode Miller for the most alpine Olympic medals!
Later on, the US women's snowboard halfpipe team looks to take a podium sweep behind leader and 2002 Salt Lake gold medalist, Kelly Clark. They face a tough Australian squad though, led by reigning champion Tora Bright.
NBC's Olympic coverage will include:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (DAY 5)
8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Women's Alpine Skiing - Downhill Gold Medal Final
Men's SPEED Skating - 1000m Gold Medal Final
Figure Skating - Pairs' Gold Medal Final
Women's Snowboarding - Halfpipe Gold Medal Final
NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):
Figure Skating - Pairs' Gold Medal Final: Reigning world champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov look to reinstate Russia's Olympic dominance in pairs figure skating following the 2010 Olympics, where Russia's streak of 12 straight pairs gold medals (dating back to the Soviet era) was snapped. The duo will perform their powerful free skate to Jesus Christ Superstar, but will be challenged by four-time world champions and main rivals Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany.
Women's Alpine Skiing - Downhill Gold Medal Final: Leading the U.S. team in women's downhill is Julia Mancuso, the silver medalist in Vancouver, who won bronze in super combined in Sochi.
Men's SPEED Skating - 1000m Gold Medal Final: Already one of his sport's biggest stars, Shani Davis skates for history as he attempts to become the first American man to win the same event at three Olympic Winter Games. And he might not be the only U.S. skater on the podium - fellow Chicago native Brian Hansen will look to join him.
Women's Snowboarding - Halfpipe Gold Medal Final: In women's snowboard halfpipe, the deep U.S. team - led by 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark - will be aiming for a podium sweep. But reigning champion Torah Bright of Australia will again be looking to crash the American party.