In the only medal event of the day, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov of the Soviet Union go for the gold as the pairs skate their long programs. Gordeeva and Grinkov, two-time world champions although she is only 16, are in first place after Sunday's short program, followed by teammates Elena Valova and Oleg Vasiliev and two-time U.S. champions Jill Watson and Peter Oppegard. In tonight's competition, the pairs will skate 4 1/2 minutes to music of their choosing.
Canada, unimpressive in an opening 1-0 victory over Poland, takes to the ice again, this time against Switzerland. In other matchups, Sweden takes
on Poland and France plays Finland.
Pirmin Zurbriggen, fresh off yesterday's gold in the downhill, tries the downhill portion of the combined competition (two days, downhill one day and slalom the next). Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg should provide a challenge.
Bonny Warner leads the U.S. women as they head into the first of two days of competition. The women will make their first two runs at Canada Olympic Park today, then two more Wednesday. Warner is a darkhorse in the competition dominated by East Europeans. This year's favorites are Steffi Walter and Cerstin Schmidt of East Germany.