10 February 2018

PyeongChang 2018 - Day 2 Preview

Day one is in the books, the cobwebs have been dusted off and we're ready for more action today.

The alarm doesn't need to go off quite so early on Sunday morning, but you'll definitely want to be up early to catch the ladies' snowboard slopestyle and men's cross country skiathlon.

UK viewing options:  BBC Broadcast Details  |  Eurosport 1 & 2 Schedule  |  Eurosport Player Details


4:30am (GMT) Aimee Fuller

The British snowboard assault on the Ladies’ Slopestyle event was halved this week when Katie Ormerod was ruled out of the Games with a fractured heel sustained in practice, however Aimee Fuller will be flying the flag high at Phoenix Snow Park.

Fuller finished 17th in Sochi in the same event which saw Jenny Jones claim her historic bronze medal, and this time around she will be hoping to make the Olympic final for the first time.

The 26-year-old has seven World Cup top 10s to her credit in slopestyle, and while she has competed sparingly this winter, she capped last season with her best ever finish, fourth place in the Czech Republic.


CROSS COUNTRY: MEN’S SKIATHLON at Alpensia Cross Country Centre
6:15am (GMT) – Andrew Musgrave, Callum Smith

Andrew Musgrave is lining up at his third Olympics however the expectations he has placed on himself in PyeongChang are at a different level to those he took into the past two Games.

Since Sochi, Musgrave has announced himself as a contender on the international stage, highlighted by fourth place at last year’s World Championships in the 50km and a podium finish in January at the Tour de Ski where he was third in a 15km free stage.

The men’s skiathlon consists of a 15km classic leg before transitioning into 15km free, a format and race length which sits well with Musgrave’s strengths.

“It’s definitely different approaching these Olympics compared to the last couple of times,” said Musgrave. “Vancouver was a learning experience – I was never realistically going to be fighting for a medal. Four years later, Sochi: on a really good day, then maybe a top 10.

“It’s a different set-up now and everyone on the team is faster than they were four years ago. We have new coaches, we’re a lot more professional.

“I’ve been on the [World Cup] podium already this year at the Tour de Ski, I’m healthy now, training is good, so now it should be a realistic goal to be right up there.”

Musgrave will be joined in the event by Callum Smith, another of Musgrave’s teammates from Sochi.

Smith competed in three events four years ago, with the skiathlon earning him his highest finish.

The 25-year-old started this season on the World Cup circuit before concentrating on other races, most recently rounding out his Olympic preparations by competing in the skiathlon at the Norwegian national championships.


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