Speed skater Theo Collins brought Team GB’s first week at Lausanne 2020 to a close as he collected his mixed country relay silver medal in St. Moritz. He had earlier competed in the final speed skating event – the men’s mass start – where he fell at the semi-final stage.
Collins wasn’t Team GB’s only medallist from the week, as Amy Robery, Mack Stewart, Mirren Foy and Evan Nauth all clinched medals in the mixed country 3-on-3 ice hockey event (two silver, two bronze) the previous day.
There were positive results elsewhere throughout the week, as Shawna Pendry followed up her impressive display in the women’s 10km (39th) with a personal best of 12th in the 6km sprint, while Collins also registered his own personal best time of 40:59 in the men’s 500m.
Team GB’s curlers just missed out on a place in the knockout stages of the mixed team competition, going out on head to head to Norway, despite having the same record as their Norwegian counterparts. The British quartet will be back in action on Saturday, as they take part in the mixed country pairs event at the Champéry Curling Arena.
It was a difficult week for Team GB’s alpine skiers at Les Diablerets, with Daisi Daniels posting the best result of the week, after finishing 18th in the women’s Super G.
Today saw the departure of alpine skiing, biathlon and ice hockey athletes from the Athlete Village, and welcomed in new faces from cross-country skiing (Molly Jefferies, James Slimon), freestyle skiing (Scott Johns, Jasper Klein, Kirsty Muir), Nordic combined (Mani Cooper), short track speed skating (Matthew Gardner, Olivia Weedon) and ski jumping (Sam Bolton). The competition at Lausanne 2020 resumes on Saturday, following tomorrow’s official training day.
Bobsleigh will get underway at the Olympia Bob Run, St. Moritz on Sunday, with British duo Charlotte Longden and William Scammell in action.
Image – Theo Collins (second from the left) collecting his silver medal at the St. Moritz Medal Plaza.