Day 12 of the Olympics was an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. Hong Kong’s Adrian Yung Hau-tsuen gave it his all in the alpine skiing slalom run finals. But sadly it wasn’t meant to be for the 17-year-old, who failed to finish his run. Of the 68 athletes in the event, 36 did not finish and make it to the final run, including China’s Xu Mingfu and Zhang Yangming. China had better luck in the men’s aerials final, where veteran Qi Guangpu finally broke through with individual gold in his fourth Games. He soared to the top of the leader board with a score of 129, and no other competitor came close. However, it was a heartbreaking end for China in short-track speedskating, as they lost out in the women’s 1,500 metres and men’s 5,000m relay finals, the latter of which they had been favoured to win. Day 13 of the Olympics has more in store, with the free skate segment of the women’s single skating event, and Eileen Gu’s qualification run for her signature half-pipe event in freestyle skiing. All eyes on Valieva A lot was on the line on Tuesday during the women’s single skating short programme. Kamila Valieva had been given the green light to compete after her doping hearing. Despite the controversy, nerves did not get to Valieva, who earned the highest score with 82.16. From 6.00pm, the figure skaters will be delivering the second part of their routine - the free skate programme. The three athletes with the combined highest scores will take home the medals – though there will be no flower or medal ceremonies if Valieva makes the podium, according to the IOC. Battle of the big guns: Canada vs USA The gold medal match is here in the women’s ice hockey tournament and the two world champion nations will be going head to head. Both Canada and the USA breezed through the qualifiers and semi-finals. Canada has been undefeated, winning each match including a preliminary round against the USA, where they won 4-2. The Americans are the defending champions from Pyeongchang 2018, having ended Canada’s gold streak of four consecutive Games. The final kicks off at 12:10pm local time and it is sure to be a nail biter. Eileen Gu goes in freeski half-pipe Eileen Gu is back for the qualification run of the women’s freeski half-pipe. Gu has already bagged a gold medal in the freeski big air and a silver medal in the slopestyle, and with half-pipe being her best event, we are likely to see her again for the final on Friday. China’s Li Fanghui, Wu Meng and Zhang Kexin will also hope to be in the mix. They’ll be up against Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru, who took bronze in slopestyle, and world champions Zoe Atkin from Great Britain and Rachael Karker from Canada. Speedskating 1,000m final The women’s speed skating 1,000m final is on at 4.30pm, and China’s Jin Jingzhi, Li Qishi and Yin Qi will be giving it their all. Li has the fastest personal best in the team at 1 minute and 13.27 seconds. They’ll be up against Japan’s Nao Kodaira, who was a Pyeongchang silver medallist, and Miho Takagi, who has already taken silver in these Games’ 1,500m and 500m events. Nordic combined medals The Nordic combined team Gundersen medal event takes the stage, with the large hill ski jumping starting at 4.00pm and the 4x5 kilometre cross country starting at 7.00pm. Norway and Germany have historically dominated this event. This sport combines not one but two disciplines – ski jumping and cross-country skiing. The ski jumping segment determines advantages for the athletes’ total cross-country skiing times – so landing the jump is just as important as recording a short time. Nordic combined has been at the Winter Olympics since the Games first began in 1924. While it is contested by men and women in World Cup championships, it is still the only event at the Winter Olympics that does not have a female competition.