Thursday was a pivotal day for Team GB especially in the Curling as the Men’s team faced a play-off match against Switzerland for a place in the semi-finals, among other events being taken place in Pyeongchang. Here’s a round-up of how every Team GB athlete did today.
Looking to emulate the Women’s success by following them into their respective semi-finals, Team GB’s Men’s team were forced to play a play-off game with Switzerland after finishing in tied-fourth position following the round robin.
Kyle Smith’s unit got off to a fine start, leading 4-1 after four ends and sat 5-4 up after the eighth, but in the ninth end, the Swiss blew Team GB away with a staggering five-stone haul to hand them a 9-5 victory.
After a silver in Sochi four years ago, there will be no medal for Team GB in the Men’s Curling this time around.
Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Ski Cross
GB’s Emily Sarsfield made her Pyeongchang debut today as she competed in the seeding round of the Freestyle Skiing Ladies’ Ski Cross, finishing in 22nd position. She will ski against France’s Alizee Baron and Canada’s India Sherret in Friday’s first knockout race.
Team GB’s bobsleigh teams recorded the fastest and second fastest push start times on the latest day of training but were unable to carry that speed through the track. Brad Hall and his crew were quickest before finishing 15th fastest overall, while Lamin Deen’s team were ninth overall. There will be two further training runs on Friday before the competition starts on Saturday.
Team GB’s Dave Ryding had an excellent second run in the Men’s Slalom, finishing ninth overall in the competition, 1.17secs slower than gold medal winner Andre Myhrer of Sweden, while fellow Briton Laurie Taylor finished 26th.