How time flies – we’re now a week into the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Day 6 was another thriller, with “Quad King” Nathan Chen of the US clinching gold in the men’s figure skating free skate. The event also saw defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu attempt and fail to land a quadruple axel, much to the disappointment of the Japanese superstar and his adoring fans. Elsewhere, China won silver in the mixed team freestyle skiing aerials final, in what was the event’s debut at the Olympics. Friday is set to be just as action-packed – so here are five things to watch on Day 7. Women’s ice hockey Defending women’s champions and world No 1 the United States will play the Czech Republic at 12.10pm. The world No 7 Czechs are by no means weak, and started the competition with a 3-1 win against China, before racking up another victory over Sweden in what is their Olympic debut. The Swedes will face women’s world No 2 Canada at 9.10pm. The Canadians have yet to lose a game, winning their clash of the giants against the US. Hong Kong’s challenging short-track debut A star-studded 500 metres short-track speedskating event will see Hong Kong make their Beijing bow on the ice. Hungary’s Sandor Liu Shaolin is in heat one, which starts at 7.18pm. Liu helped Hungary win bronze in the mixed team relay, and he almost won gold in Monday’s dramatic men’s 1,000m final, only to be disqualified. His elder brother Liu Shaoang, a bronze medal winner in the individual 1,000m and mixed team relay event, is in heat 7. Fans accuse Chinese speed skater of ‘Mario Kart’ trick to trip opponent China’s Ren Ziwei is in heat 2. He already has two gold medals at these Games, in the men’s 1,000m and the mixed team relay. Keep an eye also on heat 6, which features South Korea’s Hwang Dae-heon, the winner of the men’s 1,500m event. World- and Olympic-record holder Wu Dajing, of China, will race against Italy’s Pietro Sighel and Hong Kong’s Sidney Chu in the last heat. The fastest two athletes in each heat, and the four fastest third-place finishers, will make Sunday’s quarter-finals. Shiffrin hoping for reset on slopes All eyes will be on Mikaela Shiffrin during the women’s super-G event. The two-time Olympic alpine skiing champion has endured a difficult Beijing Games, crashing out during the women’s slalom and giant slalom events. The gold medal favourite will surely be hoping to reset her Winter Olympics campaign when the women’s super-G starts at 11am. Skeleton on show Day 7 will see two skeleton events on show, with the heats for the women’s event starting from 9.30am, and the men’s event getting under way at 8.20pm. Great Britain will be strong favourites again, while Zhao Dan will be representing China. The Germans lead the men’s event after two of four runs, with Christopher Grotheer and Axel Jungk in first and second place respectively. China’s Yan Wengang is third, while teammate Yin Zheng is in seventh. Find out more about the skeleton event in this Post explainer Shaun White’s last hurrah Retiring snowboarding legend Shaun White will be competing in his signature event for the last time, so it goes without saying this is one to watch. White has won three Olympic gold medals in the half-pipe, the latest at Pyeongchang 2018. Wow! So happy to make it through into finals!! This being the last Olympic qualifying event of my career, I definitely felt the pressure. So pumped I pulled that last run off. See you in finals 💪 @Olympics @TeamUSA 📸 @usskiteam pic.twitter.com/dYMAuYrvoh — Shaun White (@shaunwhite) February 9, 2022 He will face stiff competition from the new generation, with Japan’s Ayumu Hirano topping Wednesday’s qualifiers with a score of 93.25, while White came in fourth with 86.25. The men’s snowboard half-pipe final will start at 9.30am local time.