Day six preview: Parsons hopes practice makes perfect in men's skeleton

Day six preview: Parsons hopes practice makes perfect in men's skeleton

14 February 2018 / 18:30
Day six sees Team GB athletes in action in five different sports - curling, skeleton, cross country skiing, biathlon and alpine skiing. 


Dominic Parsons has looked in impressive form during training - and arrived in PyeongChang fresh on the back of his best World Cup result of the season, a fourth place in St Moritz.

He has put down the quickest run in official training, though skipped practice sessions on Wednesday to focus on the race. Olympic newcomer Jerry Rice is Team GB’s other entry and action starts at 10am (1am UK time).

Parsons said: "I feel more like I’m coming into form at the right time. There's sometimes just a little eureka moment."

Read more from Dom and Jerry in our preview.



Eve Muirhead’s women's rink are in action twice as they look to continue their perfect start to the curling competitions following Wednesday’s win over Olympic Athletes from Russia. They face the USA at 9.05am (12.05am) and China at 8.05pm (11.05am).

“Once that alarm went off this morning, what we do great is we knew it was competition day, we knew we had a routine and we had to get our head down in business mode,” said Muirhead, after her opening win.

Kyle Smith’s mens rink will have few complaints about their start to the tournament, a win over Switzerland and a narrow defeat to Canada. They play Japan at 2.05pm (5.05am)

Cross country  

Olympic newcomer Annika Taylor competes in the women’s 10km after her 60th place in the weekend’s skiathlon event. She was 58th in the event at last year’s World Championships in Lahti and is in action at 3.30pm (6.30am).



Amanda Lightfoot was left frustrated as bad weather delayed her 15km event on Wednesdy and she’ll be back to try again with the race rescheduled for 5.15pm (4.15am).

Alpine skiing

Another to try again is Alex Tilley. She’s had two events postponed so far, so will be hoping for third time lucky when she goes in the rearranged women’s giant slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre. Action starts at 10am (1am) with Tilley drawn number 27.

Sportsbeat 2018