An exciting day five of the Winter Olympics ended on Wednesday with South Korea’s Hwang Dae-heon taking home gold in the men’s 1500m short-track speedskating event – redemption for failing to qualify for Monday’s 1000m final. China’s Ren Ziwei was penalised in the semi-final and did not reach the final, ending his chances of third gold medal. While it was a disappointing result for China, many fans took to Weibo to congratulate Ren for his efforts. We suspect this won’t be the last time we hear from the men’s short-track team, who are still favourites in the 500m and 5000m relay. Meanwhile, today’s schedule is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. First up is the highly anticipated return of figure skating favourites Nathan Chen, Yuzuru Hanyu, and Jin Boyang. Will Hanyu be able to redeem himself after a disappointing result in the short programme? Will Boyang be able to nail his quadruple axel or will Chen, who broke the world record in the short programme, knock out today’s competition and claim gold? Here are five things to look out for on day six of the Beijing Olympics. Figure skating - free skating We saw Team USA’s Nathan Chen wow the crowd on Tuesday’s short programme with an awe-inspiring 113.97 marks. Reigning two-time champion Yuzuru Hanyu was thrown down to eighth place. Will the “ice prince” Hanyu find favour today, after lamenting that he had done nothing wrong in his short programme skate, just that the ice “doesn’t like me” anymore? China’s Jin Boyang is ranked 11th overall and is hoping to come alive in front of his home fans in his quest for a medal. Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama will also be one to watch. Kagiyama is ranked second in the short programme while compatriot Shoma Uno, who took home a silver medal in Pyeongchang 2018, is hoping to be in the mix. He lies third after the short programme. Snowboard half-pipe - Chloe Kim, China’s Cai Xuetong ranks third in qualifications Chloe Kim will be defending her title in the snowboard half-pipe today. The 21-year-old US athlete, the youngest ever Olympic champion four years ago, faces stiff competition, with only four marks between her and second-ranked Mitsuki Ono, from Japan. China’s medal hopes rest with Cai Xuetong, who ranked third in qualifying. Only a mere 0.5 of a point behind Ono and 5.5 points in arrears of reigning champion Kim, this might be Cai’s best chance for the podium in her 13-year career. Two more Chinese athletes will perform today. Pyeongchang 2018 silver medallist Liu Jiayu and finalist Qiu Leng are back again for a tilt at the podium. Ice hockey - China v the US in men’s group A A different type of strategic competition will take place between China and the United States, as the two countries go head to head in the ice hockey rink. China face a daunting task, even though some of the United States’ best players are not attending after the National Hockey League withdrew its players from the Games because of Covid-19 concerns. The Chinese team are ranked No 32 in the world while the Americans are fourth, according to International Ice Hockey Federation standings. China’s skeleton debut Yan Wengang and Yin Zheng will be leading China’s debut in the skeleton today at 9.30am. Athletes will have two heats with the fastest times progressing to rounds three and four, which take place on Friday. Historically, the host nations have performed well in this event, with home-grown athletes having been able to practise on the track to be used on gameday. Time will tell if that is the case for China’s Yan and Yin. Speed skating - Women’s 5000m The women’s speed skating gold medal will be up for grabs today, starting at 8pm. China’s Han Mei will be giving it her all against the Netherland’s Irene Schouten, who took out gold in the women’s 3000m event on Saturday and broke a 20-year-old Olympic record in that event. Francesca Lollobrigida and Canada’s Isabelle Weidemann, who took home silver and bronze respectively, will be hoping for back-to-back medals.