Who will win gold for Team GB on the snow and ice of Pyeongchang
13th February, 2018
With Britain enjoying sub-zero temperatures at night and parts of the country covered in a dusting of snow, it’s getting us in the mood for the Winter Olympics that has just started in Pyeongchang in South Korea.
And there are five Britons that have a realistic chance of getting amongst the medals, maybe even a gold.
The skeleton ice rocket - Lizzy Yarnold
Team GB was led out at the opening ceremony by skeleton competitor Lizzy Yarnold. The 29-year-old is one of the British athletes gunning for gold and she’s bidding to become the first Brit to retain a Winter Olympic title. She won gold in Sochi but has struggled for form this season.
The ice-track thunderbolt - Elise Christie
Christie can dominate the short-track speed skating. She goes in the 1,000m and 1500m — where she is world champion for both — and also the 500m, for which she holds the world record.
The snow style-monster - James Woods
The skier can win gold or be out of it before he gets going when the men's slopestyle starts on Sunday. A great talent and a big risk-taker, he has picked up golds on the World Cup circuit and X-Games.
The ice-cool curler - Eve Muirhead
The skip of the women's curling team has said only gold will do after they took bronze in Sochi. They were crowned European champions in November and are in form.
The snowboard king - Billy Morgan
Has struggled with a knee injury but is a medal hope on his snowboard. He spoke this week of the fear he feels before flying through the air, but look out for his self-made tricks in the big air section.
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