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Olympics Primetime Primer: Wednesday, February 21

Olympics Primetime Primer: Wednesday, February 21
Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 16:06:14-05

Here are the Olympians to watch in NBC's primetime coverage on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.

•  Alpine Skiing — Men's Slalom, First Run
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who has already won the giant slalom and combined gold medals in PyeongChang, is the clear favorite in the event. Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen has been Hirscher’s main giant slalom rival this season, finishing second or third to Hirscher in all six of Hirscher’s World Cup slalom victories. 2014 Olympic champion Mario Matt is retired, but his younger brother, Michael Matt, will be representing Austria. David Chodounsky, Mark Engel and Nolan Kasper will start for the U.S. 

•  Cross Country — Women's Team Sprint
Team USA's Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins won the team sprint to give America its first-ever gold medal in cross-country. 

•  Bobsled — Women, Final Runs
Germany's Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz won gold, followed by Team USA's Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs with silver. 

•  Alpine Skiing — Women's Super-Combined, Downhill
Lindsey Vonn has an Olympic downhill gold medal. Mikaela Shiffrin has an Olympic slalom gold medal. They will meet for the first time in Pyeongchang in the combined event, which consists of one downhill run followed by one slalom run.  Both are looking for their second Olympic medal in PyeongChang. Shiffrin claimed the giant slalom gold medal, while Vonn earned the downhill bronze medal. Switzerland sends a strong team to PyeongChang, led by Michelle Gisin, the younger sister of 2014 Olympic downhill gold medalist Dominique Gisin, and reigning world champion Wendy Holdener.

•  Freestyle Skiing — Men's Halfpipe Final
A podium sweep for the U.S. is still in play after all four Americans - Aaron Blunck, Alex Ferreira Torin Yater-Wallace, and David Wise - qualified for the final. Blunck fell on his first run but bounced back on his second attempt to post the top score of the whole round. New Zealand boasts a trio of halfpipe skiers in the final - brothers Byron and Beau-James Wells both qualified inside the top five, followed by 16-year-old Nico Porteous - while France's Kevin Rolland and Canada's Mike Riddle will also challenge the U.S's lead. 

•  Alpine Skiing — Men's Slalom, Final Run
The men's slalom event concludes.

•  Alpine Skiing — Women's Super-Combined, Slalom
The super-combined event continues.

Tune in for another big night of competition for Team USA. Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m.