Day nine preview: Woods looks to follow Atkin’s lead in men’s slopestyle
PyeongChang 2018

Day nine preview: Woods looks to follow Atkin’s lead in men’s slopestyle

17 February 2018 / 18:55

Team GB athletes look to continue the medal momentum with freestyle skiing, curling and bobsleigh the sporting focus on Sunday.

Freestyle skiing


Izzy Atkin became the first British skier to win an Olympic medal in the women’s slopestyle - can James Woods or Tyler Harding match her? Their qualifying starts at 10am (1am UK time).

Woods was fifth in Sochi four years ago despite competing with a hip injury and is a world and X Games medallist.

And he loves competing for Team GB.

“I have to take off my prima donna Woodsy head and put on national pride and remember I'm skiing for the country,” he said.

“The main priority is trying to inspire the younger generation to get outside and have a go.”

Read more about Woods' Olympic ambitions

Meanwhile, if Harding's dad Robbie had his way, the 21-year old would be making his Olympic debut on a snowboard on Sunday.

Read more on Tyler disobeying his father to great effect



Brad Hall and Joel Fearon are Britain’s two-man bobsleigh team and will take part in the first two runs of their competition at 8.05pm (11.05am).

Formerly a decathlete, Hall swapped the joys of balancing ten events to tackling the multiple corners and lines of a bobsleigh track.

A World Cup medallist in the four-man event earlier this season, he said: “PyeongChang is a track where no-one has it dialled in and that’s one of the reasons GB do better in North America, because the European pilots aren’t as consistent or as good on those tracks. 

“In Korea it will be a level playing field, which I’m looking forward to.”

Find out more about Hall's thoughts on his Olympic debut


Team Smith

Men’s skip Kyle Smith will look to return to winning ways after Saturday’s defeat to Korea. His rink take on Italy at 8.05pm (11.05am).

Eve Muirhead is also back in action with Sweden their rivals at 2.05pm (5.05am)

Sportsbeat 2018