At start of the Games, experts said China would win six golds and 13 medals overall and the host nation has hit the first of those targets and the second is well within reach. Su Yiming’s stunning performance in the men’s snowboarding big air took the host nation to six golds, and Eileen Gu’s silver in the freeski slopestyle means China are now just one short of fulfilling the second prediction. With Gu competing again in the half-pipe at the end of the week, and the country’s short-track speed skaters racing, China’s most successful Winter Games could get even better. Later, all eyes were on the women’s figure skating where Russian teenager Kamila Valieva and China’s Zhu Yi returned to the ice for the short programme. Both were set to be scrutinised for different reasons, with the doping scandal still swirling around the ROC skater and people wondering if Zhu would manage to stay upright. Zhu found some redemption and completed her routine without falling, receiving plenty of support from the crowd, but she did not qualify for the free skate. A tearful Valieva, meanwhile, did enough to take first place, despite missing a triple axel. Reporting by Josh Ball, Matt Eaton, Mia Castagnone, Jess Ma, Cyril Ip, Harvey Kong, Jack Lau and Nicolas Atkin.