Team GB Figure Skating - Ones to Watch for Sochi 2014
November 25, 2013 07:30 am
Great Britain will send a team of five figure skaters to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games – two less than Vancouver 2010, Scottish ice dance siblings Sinead and John Kerr having retired after those Games.
Team GB will be represented in the ice dance, pairs and ladies’ events while being absent from the men’s competition and more than likely the team, which is being introduced at Sochi 2014 for the first time.
Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland secured Britain a place in the ice dance competition courtesy of their career-best World Championship finish of 13th in March 2013.
They placed 20th on their Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010 while Jenna McCorkell secured Britain a ladies place for Sochi 2014 at the 2013 World Championships as well.
McCorkell, a ten-time British champion, placed 20th at the World Championships and was 29th at the Vancouver Games in 2010.
Stacey Kemp and David King’s 15th-place finish at the 2013 World Championships wasn’t enough to earn Britain an Olympic pairs place but they didn’t falter at the second chance qualifying event.
They were the best of the non-qualified nations at the Nebelhorn Trophy in September 2013 and finished 16th at Vancouver 2010 and where King proposed to Kemp on the day of the closing ceremony.