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First Medal For Team GB and first Alpine Skiing Finish at PyeongChang 2018

First Medal For Team GB and first Alpine Skiing Finish at PyeongChang 2018

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First Medal For Team GB and first Alpine Skiing Finish at PyeongChang 2018

J2SkiNews posted Feb-2018

Team GB claimed its first medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games as Dom Parsons won men's skeleton bronze becoming the first British male to win an Olympic skeleton medal in 70 years.

In Alpine events skier Charlie Guest finished 33rd in the rearranged women's slalom but teammate Alex Tilley failing to finish the first run for the second day running after unfortunately doing the same on a promising GS first run on Thursday.

Charlie Guest admitted it had been an experience to savour after finishing 33rd in the women's slalom.
"I really wanted to be in the top 30 and that's disappointing but I made too many costly mistakes on a very tough hill," said Guest. "The last four years have been tough. Every season I've had a setback - whether it's a broken hand or problems with my back.

"After Christmas I couldn't walk for three days properly, so to come here and race the best girls in the world really means something."

Both Brits will be back for the team event on the penultimate day of the Games.


There were mixed emotions for Zoe Gillings-Brier as she finally conquered the PyeongChang snowboard cross course but failed to progress past the quarter-finals.

The four-time Olympian had struggled with the demanding course all week in training but finally completed an error-free run on Friday, in time for the qualification rounds.

She then made it through to the quarter-finals but a fourth-place finish was not enough to progress.
"It's frustrating not to get through into the semi-finals, that would have been very nice. But I had quite a lot of trouble in training here on the course," she said, "Today was the first time I had made it all the way down the course. I'm just happy I managed to stay on my feet. I was close to the girls and getting through, close but not quite there."

"I'm going to come back for the World Cup finals at the end of the season and then have a bit of a chilled out summer and get ready for the winter."

Coming Up On Saturday

In a few hours we'll get our first glimpse of the freestyle skiers with Izzy Atkin and Katie Summerhayes going in the slopestyle qualification from 10:00 (01:00am UK time) and hopefully the final from 13:00 (04:00am UK time).

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