Day eight preview: Izzy, Lizzy and Elise go for Olympic glory
PyeongChang 2018

Day eight preview: Izzy, Lizzy and Elise go for Olympic glory

16 February 2018 / 19:30

It’s a big weekend in store for Team GB at PyeongChang 2018 with action in curling, freestyle skiing, short-track and skeleton.

Freestyle skiing


Injuries may have hampered her preparations for PyeongChang 2018 but karaoke queen Katie Summerhayes is confident she can hit the right note on the slopes.

One half of the Summerhayes sister double act over in South Korea, the 22-year-old takes centre stage tomorrow for the women's skiing slopestyle competition

And 19-year-old Izzy Atkin also goes for Olympic gold in the slopestyle tomorrow - with grandma Betty cheering her on back in Birmingham.

It pays to spend time hanging with the cool kids at the Winter Olympics.

France’s Perrine Laffont won the women’s moguls aged 19 and Chloe Kim, just 17, became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal with her gold in the halfpipe.

Now the most junior member of Team GB is hoping to follow their lead in tomorrow’s freestyle skiing slopestyle and strike another blow for teen spirit. 

Katie and Izzy start their qualifying at 10am (1am UK time) with their final at 1pm (4am). Meanwhile, Lloyd Wallace goes in aerials qualifying at 8pm (11am), read all about his dramatic preparations for his Olympic debut.


Lizzy Yarnold Team GB skeleton

Lizzy Yarnold is third and Laura Deas fourth at the midway point of the women’s skeleton. The decisive runs for the medals start at 8pm (11am).

“It's a great position being in third, especially with Laura being in fourth and having her so close,” said the defending Olympic champion. 

“We'll go back and have a cup of tea and a chat about what we can do to make sure we're both on the podium.

“Getting three British Olympic skeleton medals here is just more than we could ever have dreamed of. But we did dream of it and we challenged ourselves and pushed ourselves.”

Short track speed skating

Elise Christie at PyeongChang 2018

Elise Christie, Charlotte Gilmartin and Kathryn Thomson are in action in the women’s 1500m with the heats starting at 7pm (10am) followed by semi-finals and final. The top three advance from each heat - that’s the first hurdle to clear.

And it's not just the women in action, with Farrell Treacy going in the third quarter-final of the men's 1,000m - going off at 7.50pm (10.50am).



It’s a full day of curling and, after a day off, Eve Muirhead’s rink play Denmark and Korea - who are looking strong - at 9.05am (12.05am) and 8.05pm (11.05am).

While Kyle Smith’s team will look to rebound from their defeat against Sweden when they play Korea at 2.05pm (5.05am).

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