12 February 2018

PyeongChang 2018 - Day 4 Preview

There is just one event featuring British Ski & Snowboard athletes on day four, and it comes at the venue which produced Team GB's best result of the Games so far.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RELEASE WAS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY

POSTED A START TIME OF 11AM GMT. THIS IS INCORRECT.

QUALIFICATION WILL BEGIN AT 9:05AM.

 

CROSS COUNTRY: MEN’S SPRINT CLASSIC at Alpensia Cross Country Centre

9:05am (GMT) Andrew Young

Andrew Young will line up for his third Olympic Winter Games tomorrow and take on the Sprint, his strongest race distance and one which has already seen him visit the World Cup podium.

At these Games, the Sprint is being contested in the Classic technique, not Free skate which is the technique which has earned Young four individual World Cup top 10s including a third place at Toblach in 2015.

Having battled illness at the start of the season, Young has come on strongly in the last six weeks, placing 10th in the Sprint on the opening stage of the Tour de Ski and finishing 9th in the Team Sprint (with James Clugnet) at the Dresden World Cup.

In 2010 Young was 60th in the Sprint Classic in Vancouver while in Sochi he was 42nd in the Sprint Free.

Tomorrow he will be hoping to qualify in the top 30 in the prologue to earn a place in the knockout stages.

 

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