As the Winter Olympic Games came to a close yesterday it was a chance to reflect on what an event it has been. there have been highs, Jenny Jones bronze medal in the Snowboard Slopestyle, Lizzy Yernold’s gold in the skeleton bob. There have been lows, Elise Christie penalised out of the medals in the short track speed skating. There have been thrills, the GB men’s and women’s teams picking up silver and bronze in the curling. And there have been spills, Rowan Cheshire suffering concussion in a training crash, preventing her from competing.
GB Winter sports is set to receive a funding boost from UK Sport as a result of Team GB’s record equaling performance over the last two weeks, this coincides with a popularity boost in Winter sports fueled by the games.
It is not over yet however, as on March 7th Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games. Events will consist of:
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Ice Sledge Hockey
- Wheelchair Curling
Over the next few weeks we shall look a bit more at the athletes, events and equipment involved in these competitions. We shall also look to the future at what events we will be looking out for in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang. and of course we shall be cheering on Millie Knight as she makes her Paralympic debut.