Meet the PyeongChang history makers
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Meet the PyeongChang history makers

24 February 2018 / 07:14
PyeongChang 2018 will go down as Team GB's most successful ever Olympic Winter Games with five medals won.

Let's take a look at the five medallists who helped Team GB rewrite the record books left, right nad centre and surpass its previous best of four medals won at the Chamonix 1924 and Sochi 2014.

Billy Morgan – snowboard big air bronze (Saturday February 24th)


Already part of history after competing in the first men's snowboard big air final, Billy Morgan became Great Britain's first male Olympic medallist on snow with a gutsy performance.

The larger than life personality will be known as the individual who made it Team GB's most successful Olympic Winter Games.

But his show off the big air ramp was equally memorable, pulling off a trick he'd never completed before in competition – a front-side 14 triple with mute and tail-grab.

Another ten riders still had to drop but none were able to beat his overall score, with Morgan holding on for bronze.

Read more about Billy's historic bronze here

Lizzy Yarnold – skeleton gold (Saturday February 17th)


Gold at Sochi 2014, Lizzy Yarnold became Great Britain 's most successful Winter Olympian ever by successfully defending her title in South Korea.

Never before had a Brit won back-to-back Winter Olympic golds but Yarnold put that stat to bed in style.

Despite battling a chest infection, the 29-year-old set a track record in the first run, was third at the half-way stage before climbing back to the top of the timesheets on her final run to clinch gold by nearly half a second from her rivals.

Catch up on how Lizzy celebrated her second Olympic title

Laura Deas – skeleton bronze (Saturday February 17th)


Coming into the Games, Great Britain had won skeleton medals at each of the last four Games. Make that now seven medals in the last five Games, with Laura Deas sharing the podium with her close pal Lizzy.

The 29-year-old was making her debut in PyeongChang but was right in the mix throughout the competition.

And when run three leader Janine Flock was unable to maintain her speed on her final effort, finishing fourth, Deas saw her bronze medal confirmed.

The first time Britain had ever had two individual medallists on the same Winter Olympic podium and also the first time the nation had every won three medals on the same day of the Games.

Catch up on Laura's bronze medal here 

Izzy Atkin – slopestyle bronze (Saturday February 17th)


The youngest member of the Team GB delegation in PyeongChang, 19-year-old Izzy is now a history maker after winning Britain's first Olympic medal on skis.

A world championship bronze medallist and first Brit to win a World Cup slopestyle, freestyle skier Atkin can add Olympic slopestyle bronze medallist to her name now.

Her final run score of 84.60 placed her third but then she had an agonising wait as the final three skiers tried, and failed, to beat her score.

Catch up on how Izzy kickstarted the winter Super Saturday 

Dominic Parsons – skeleton bronze (Friday February 16th)


Impressive in training all week, Dominic Parsons got Team GB off the mark with a bronze medal at the Olympic Sliding Centre.

The 30-year-old – who was tenth in Sochi - looked to have missed out on a medal after his fourth and final run but uncharacteristic mistakes by world champion Martins Dukurs saw the Latvian only manage fourth, leaving Parsons to cling on to third.

Britain's first men's medallist in the event since John Crammond in 1948, the medal continued the nation's record of medalling every time skeleton has featured at the Winter Olympics.  

Read more about Dom's medal moment here 

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