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Winter Olympics wrap-up; Team GB Medals


(2018-02-28 16:45:32)

 

With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics now over, Team GB’s athletes can look back with enormous pride on our most successful winter games ever. Great Britain won a total of five medals, beating the previous record and hitting the target set by funding partners UK Sport.

As the athletes leave PyeongChang behind and the 2018 Winter Paralympics approach, here’s a quick rundown of the medals Team GB have brought back to home soil.

Lizzy Yarnold

 

After falling ill in the run-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Games, Lizzy Yarnold rose to the challenge wonderfully well. She took gold in the skeleton just as she did at the Sochi 2014 Games, becoming the first Team GB athlete to successfully hold onto a Winter Olympics title.

Izzy Atkin

 

Izzy won bronze in the women’s ski slopestyle event and, at only 19 years of age, became the first Team GB competitor to win a podium place on skis at the Winter Olympics. Born in the US to a British father, Izzy Atkin was the youngest of all the Team GB athletes in South Korea, making her achievement all the more impressive.

Laura Deas

 

Lizzy Yarnold’s team-mate Laura Deas took bronze in the women's skeleton, and played a massive part in what was one of the biggest days for Team GB in the Olympics. Along with Izzy Atkin's ski slopestyle bronze, the day’s tally rose to three – the first time Britain has ever won three medals on the same day.

Dom Parsons

 

Dom Parsons’ bronze medal in the men’s skeleton came in dramatic form, with nail-biting finishes from competitors including Russia’s Nikita Tregubov and Latvia’s Martins Dukurs. He snatched victory from the jaws of defeat following errors from Dukurs, to earn his place on the podium.

Billy Morgan

 

Billy Morgan took the bronze medal in the men’s big air competition – the first time the event had been seen at the winter Games. Coming in behind Sebastien Toutant from Canada and America’s Kyle Mack, it was Billy’s medal that took the tally – and the Team GB record – to five.

Did the Winter Olympics capture your interest and imagination? If you enjoyed catching the action from South Korea and you’re feeling inspired to give skiing or snowboarding a go, there are still two more months of snow-filled skiing to be had out in the Alps.

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