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Record number of Team GB skiiers and snowboarders set for PyeongChang 2018!
Team GB will take more skiers and snowboarders to an Olympic Winter Games than ever before with a record number of athletes selected for PyeongChang 2018.
Twenty-five athletes will compete across alpine, cross country, freestyle skiing and snowboard events with the previous record of 22 selected for Cortina 1956.
Freestyle skiing is the largest of the ski and snowboard disciplines with 11 athletes selected, while six snowboarders will compete in PyeongChang including Zoe Gillings-Brier who is set for her fourth Winter Olympics. Four alpine and four cross-country skiers complete the team.
More than half of the squad (14) will be competing at their first ever Games while Dave Ryding, Andrew Musgrave and Andrew Young join Gillings-Brier as the more experienced athletes with the three skiers selected for their third Olympic Winter Games.
With an average age of just 24, Ski & Snowboard Team Leader Dan Hunt sees PyeongChang as one of the first major steps on a journey which can move Great Britain towards being one of the world’s leading snowsports nations.
Hunt said: "When you look at the athletes and break down this squad, it’s a pretty good indicator of where British snowsports is going to be heading over the next four years to Beijing and then beyond.
"More than half the team will be competing at their first Olympics, one-third of the squad are 22 or younger and only four athletes have competed at more than one Games.
"We are going to be competing in more disciplines in PyeongChang than we have before and we’ve never had more athletes heading to an Olympics with genuine expectations about how well their performances will stack up against the best in the world.”
"Of course you can never predict how the results will ultimately fall, but I am certain that we’re going to Korea with opportunities to deliver more world class performances than a British ski and snowboard team ever has at an Olympic Games.”