W2W4: Canada poised for figure skating team gold

Winter Olympics: Anderson says snowboarding success is her 'destiny' (1:14)

Snowboarder Jamie Anderson is a 14-time X Games medalist and is looking to win back-to-back golds in snowboard slopestyle at the Olympics. She talks with Julie Foudy about how she's stayed on top of her sport for so many years. (1:14)

Canada, the United States and the Olympic Athletes from Russia will look for a place on the podium in the figure skating team free dance final, while the Dutch will try to sweep another speedskaing race. Here are the key events to look out for on Monday:

Women's snowboarding

Women's slopestyle final (Sunday, 9:06 p.m. ET/Monday, 11:06 a.m. local time): Jamie Anderson, 27, will look to win her second consecutive Olympic gold medal after topping the podium in the event when it debut four years ago in Sochi. She also took home the slopestyle gold at last month's X Games Aspen. She will face tough competition from New Zealand's Christy Prior, who didn't start snowboarding until she was 17 and has been in great form of late.

ESPN's prediction: Anderson will repeat. Especially now that the qualifiers were canceled and finals are a two- and not three-run format.

Figure skating

Mixed team final (Sunday, 10:20 p.m. ET/Monday, 12:20 p.m. local): Led by a strong performance on the second day of the competition from veteran ice dancing duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Canada sits in the lead with a team score of 35. The United States overcame a shaky start to hold on to third overall behind the Olympic Athletes from Russia. The Russians surged to second place after a stunning short program by Evgeniya Medvedeva, who earned 10 points by topping the table with a score of 81.06. The three countries will face off against Japan and Italy in the free dance final.

ESPN's prediction: Barring disastrous skates on Monday, Canada should have enough to clinch the gold. The key battle will be between the United States and Italy for the bronze.


Women's 10-kilometer pursuit (Monday, 5:10 a.m. ET/7:10 p.m. local): Germany's Laura Dahlmeier won her first Olympic gold on Friday in the 7.5-kilometer sprint. Can she repeat her medal-winning performance? Other athletes to look out for: Italy's Dorothea Wierer (Sochi bronze medalist in the team relay) and Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina (Sochi gold medalist in the 7.5-kilometer sprint and silver medalist in 10-kilometer pursuit). They both did not fare well in the sprint event, finishing 18th and 13th, respectively; but there is a good chance they will bounce back and fight it out for a place on the podium.

ESPN's prediction: We are going with Dahlmeier for the repeat.

Men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit (Monday, 7 a.m. ET/9 p.m. local time): A superstar in Europe and current World Cup overall leader, France's Martin Fourcade won two gold medals in Sochi. He has also won 11 world championships in men's biathlon up to date. He could face a threat from youngster Johannes Thingnes Bø from Norway. The younger brother of Olympic gold medalist Tarjei Bø, Thingnes won silver at the 2017 World Championships and will look to walk away with a medal (ideally gold) on Monday.

ESPN's prediction: It would be a shock if Fourcade does not win the gold medal.


Women's 1,500-meter final (Monday, 7:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. local time): The Netherlands had the first sweep in Pyeongchang in the women's 3,000 meters (Carlijn Achtereekte won gold, Ireen Wust silver and Antoinette De Jong bronze). Can the Dutch repeat their performance in the 1,500? They will face serious competition from Japan's Miho Takagi, who is undefeated in the four 1,500 World Cup events she has raced this season and super-motivated after being shut out of the 3,000.

ESPN's prediction: Takagi edges out Wust or teammate Marrit Leenstra for the gold. Look for American Heather Richardson-Bergsma to break up the Dutch duo and land on the podium with silver.

Freestyle skiing

Men's moguls final (Monday, 8:10 a.m. ET/10:10 p.m. local time): Canada's Mikael Kingsbury is the athlete to watch after finishing at the top in qualifiers, followed by Russian Aleksandr Smyshliaev and Dmitriy Reiherd of Kazakhstan. Keep an eye out for American Troy Murphy, who was fourth in qualifiers and looks to break into the top three.

ESPN's prediction: Kingsbury wins the gold, with Murphy sneaking in for bronze.

Ski jumping

Women's individual normal hill final (Monday, 8:35 a.m. ET/10:35 p.m. local time): Norway's Maren Lundby has won six out of 10 races in the World Cup circuit this season and is the favorite. Also watch out for Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, who is in a good position to walk away with a medal.

ESPN's prediction: Lundby looks unstoppable as she finished first in the training sessions on Thursday.

ESPN's Wayne Drehs, Tom Hamilton, Alyssa Roenigk and Elaine Teng contributed to this report.