Day two preview: Fuller inspired by her childhood friend

Day two preview: Fuller inspired by her childhood friend

10 February 2018 / 15:50

Snowboarding, cross-country skiing and luge are the focus for Team GB’s athletes at PyeongChang 2018 tomorrow.

Aimee’s inspired by school buddy

Did you know that Aimee Fuller went to school with golfing star Rory McIlroy?

"Rory is really cool, he's very modest and every time I see him he's very respectful of what I do and we always have a good chat when we see each other in the gym when we're back home," said Fuller, who competes at 1.30pm (4.30am UK time).

The slopestyle snowboarder admits she underestimated the Olympics when making her debut in Sochi, where she finished 17th, as team-mate Jenny Jones claimed bronze and hogged the headlines.

"I'm here hungry for success, whereas last time I was just happy to be there. This time I want to challenge,” she said.

Musgrave ready to prove his form

Andrew Musgrave and Callum Smith line up in cross-country skiing’s skiathlon, which gets under way at 3.15pm (6.15am UK time).

Musgrave has other targets here in PyeongChang but it will be an interesting test of where his form is.

“Training has been going really well and so I’m looking forward to getting going, I’m confident that I’ve got the right plan to do the best that I can,” he said.

Rosen on the rise?

British luge slider Adam Rosen lies in 24th after clocking 1:36.887 - can he climb the rankings and challenge his 17th place finish in 2006 and 2010 in the third and fourth run, which starts at 6.50pm (7.50am UK time).

Team-mate Rupert Staudinger is just under two seconds slower down in 33rd place while two-time reigning champion Felix Loch is well poised to make it a hat-trick of wins after setting a track record and building up a 0.188 second advantage.

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