While it’s still early days, Team GB is yet to win one medal from their target of five at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Two to three medals in this target were hoped to come from skiing and snowboarding.
It’s been a tough start to the Olympics for the GB Park and Pipe Team, first Katie Ormerod was ruled out after suffering a severely fractured right heel in training and the team suffered further bad luck on day one as Jamie Nicholls, Billy Morgan and Rowan Coultas failed to qualify for the slopestyle final. Competing in her second Olympic Winter Games, Aimee Fuller finished 17th in the ladies’ slopestyle in very challenging conditions. They’re now all focused on the Big Air competition, onward and upwards!
Today was not meant to be for Andrew Young, who was aiming a place in the top 30 for his first race out the blocks in the Olympic. Youngy has two more chances to perform and will be take on the Sprint, his strongest race distance with Muzzy and as well as the individual freestyle sprints later in the week.
Andrew Musgrave created history by being the first Briton to finish in top ten in the Skiathlon. Not entirely happy with the result, this 7th place is a good indicator of where his form is at ahead of his preferred 15km free event on Friday.
Young Annika's dream was fulfilled yesterday here in #PyeongChang in the most challenging year I've ever endured. It wasn't the prettiest, it wasn't the fastest, but it was all I had on the day. A deepest, humbled and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has ever encouraged me in the ever-undulating journey!! ❤️A new chance awaits on the 15th, but plenty of exciting racing coming from #TeamGB in the coming days!