Day 7 - Olympic Channel Live Show feat. Gordie Dwyer & Florence Schelling | Lausanne2020
Join Ash and the Olympic Channel Live Show team for the interactive daily show. Bringing you our pick of the stories and action from Day 7 and the Opening Ceremony at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Featuring special guest interviews, including athletes attempting to commentate over their own action highlights, we want you to get involved via Olympic Channel social media accounts to have your say, ask your questions, or even win prizes.
Both sides had been unbeaten on the road to the final, but up against a team who won the last two Youth Olympic titles, the Japanese went in as underdogs.
In defying the odds they also made history by becoming the first Asian team to win gold in an Olympic ice hockey competition.
“I’m so proud and so pleased that this is the outcome of our teamwork,” said Noro Rio, who was assisted by twin sister Riri in scoring her team’s second goal. “My team really wanted to win gold today.”
Japan turned the game around in the second period as they posted eight shots on goal while Sweden had none. The line combination of Kamada Minami, Shimomukai Hina, and Ito Makoto formed a particularly potent attacking trio.