Vote now for the Great Britain's Choice Award
PyeongChang 2018

Vote now for the Great Britain's Choice Award

09 August 2018 / 09:17

The Team GB Awards are back and this year we’re giving you, the fans, the chance to crown the nation's most inspirational moment from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The Great Britain’s Choice Award recognises four nominees who all produced memorable performances at the Winter Olympics in February.

Whether that was winning medals, making history or showing incredible determination against the odds, each of the nominees inspired the nation in PyeongChang. Now it’s up to you to decide who should win the Great Britain’s Choice Award.

  • Andrew Musgrave: Cross-Country Skiing
  • Billy Morgan: Snowboarding
  • Elise Christie: Short Track Speed Skating
  • Laura Deas & Lizzy Yarnold: Skeleton

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The winner will be announced as part of the Team GB Awards at the Team GB Ball on the evening of the 13th September. More details on the Ball can be found by clicking here.

Andrew Musgrave

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Historically, Team GB have not been a force in Olympic cross-country skiing but Andrew Musgrave has been on a mission to change that in recent years and almost pulled off the result of the Games in the men’s skiathlon.

Musgrave, who lives and trains in Norway these days, took on the might of the Norwegians in their national sport, eventually finishing seventh in PyeongChang and recording Britain’s best ever Olympic cross-country skiing result.

The Scot had moved into second place in the race with 5km of the 30km remaining before being overhauled in the final lap as Simen Hegstad Krueger led home a Norwegian clean sweep, to underline just why they call it Nordic skiing.

It would have been Team GB’s first medal at the Games in February but Musgrave’s performance gave the team a huge boost and the nation dared to dream of cross-country skiing podium success.

Billy Morgan

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The ultimate final flourish. Billy Morgan’s snowboard Big Air bronze medal capped off a record-breaking Games for Team GB.

Not only was the medal the team’s fifth and thus ensured Britain’s best ever haul from a Winter Olympics but Morgan’s bronze was secured in style in what was Big Air’s Games debut.

Morgan fell on his first jump but recorded 82.50 on run two and 85.50 on his final run with a front-side 1440 triple with mute and tail-grab.

The Southampton snowboarder has never landed the trick in competition before and knew he needed two perfect runs to be in the with a chance of the medals.

“I'm 28 years old and I've maxed the limit of what my body can be scared about," he said after the final. "It's the best feeling, the pay-off after you do something you are scared about and you land on your feet, that's why we do this.

"For that last trick I pushed all the fear to one side, I was like, even if I completely wreck myself it doesn't matter, I'm just going to go and do it. "

Elise Christie

Elise Christie at PyeongChang 2018

Elise Christie’s PyeongChang 2018 story captivated the nation and captured the hearts of those who watched her on the ice in South Korea.

Christie’s ankle injury in the 1500m heats may well have ruled her out of any other race but, spurred on by the support from the British public, the Scot made the starting line for 1000m just three days later.

Despite being unable to skate anywhere near her best, Christie pushed through the pain to finish the heat in second. A further disqualification ended her Games but it was the courage of an injured athlete with the eyes of the world watching her heartbreak that gripped the British public.

At the end of the Games Christie said: “I would just like to thank all the kids who have sent me messages saying they are inspired.  They have no idea how much that means to me. The fact five, six, seven-year-olds find me inspiring brings tears to my eyes.”

Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas


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Making history is what Lizzy Yarnold does it seems but at PyeongChang 2018 this was taken to a new level as her and Laura Deas became the first two Team GB winter athletes to win multiple medals in a single event.

The 2018 Olympic women’s skeleton final will go down in British sporting history as Yarnold superbly defended her Olympic crown and Deas jumped from fourth to third with her final run of the Games to clinch bronze.

It was a special moment to see both women stood on the podium together collecting their medals and also meant that British women had won skeleton medals at each of the last five Winter Olympics.