Team GB are on top form as we countdown to PyeongChang 2018
As the Olympic Winter Games in February draw closer, it’s been an exciting start to the winter season for our Team GB athletes, with podium places and personal bests across the board. Here’s a run-down of the top stories for our medal hopefuls as the excitement builds for PyeongChang Winter Games 2018.
CHRISTIE CONTINUES DOMINATION
One to watch, Elise Christie has had an incredible start to the season on and off the ice. Despite battling injury, the world record holder won her first World Cup short track speed skating title of the season in the 500m event with a time of 43.27 seconds in Seoul, South Korea. Off the ice, the Olympic medal hopeful picked up the award for the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year and also received a nomination for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Now she’s hoping to add an Olympic medal to these accolades in PyeongChang this February.
CURLING SUCCESS FOR WOMEN’S AND MEN’S TEAMS
After the Team GB team announcement, the women’s and men’s curling teams, lead by Eve Muirhead and Thomas Smith, have had an impressive series of results so far. Team Muirhead won their first major title in four years, as they were crowned European Champions in Switzerland, just 80 days before they go for gold in PyeongChang. Following the success of their female colleagues, Team Smith secured a place in the European Championship finals for the first time, after beating Switzerland in a tense semi-final. Despite a loss in the final to defending champions Sweden, Team Smith have kick-started their Olympic journey and now hope to go one better when they travel to Korea in a few months’ time.
BOBSLEIGH BRILLIANCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN
In bobsleigh, the medals keep on coming! After waiting four years for a World Cup medal in the sport, Great Britain brought home two in the space of a week.
First Brad Hall and his team claimed bronze in Park City, Utah, while Lamin Deen finished sixth to make it two British sleds in the top ten of the four-man competition. In Whistler, the pilots again both finished in the top ten, with Team Deen securing a silver medal this time making it Britain’s best bobsleigh World Cup result since John Jackson won silver at Lake Placid in 2013.
SNOWBOARDERS SHOWING PROMISE
The snowboarding team have also got their season off to a flying start, with Katie Ormerod and Aimee Fuller both finishing in the top 12 at the Big Air World Cup in Monchengladbach after exciting performances from both athletes.
Ormerod is a World Cup silver medallist already this season, and the 20-year old is hotly tipped as a medal favourite at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
With the medals rolling in, Team GB are set to have their most successful Olympic Winter Games yet. You can be at the heart of the action at PyeongChang 2018, cheering on our British athletes as they go for gold in the stunning surroundings in South Korea. Team GB Live is the only place where you can purchase official Team GB ticket and travel packages to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Tickets are still available, and you can also win a Kitting Out experience when you buy tickets, so don’t miss out on this experience of a lifetime.