Laura Deas admits she does not have to look far for motivation as she begins to plot her endgame, insisting her teammates are already snapping away at her heels.
The 31-year-old made history in PyeongChang when she and teammate Lizzy Yarnold became the first British Winter Olympians to stand on a medal podium together in an individual event.
Gold medallist Yarnold has since retired while Deas backed up her bronze in South Korea by matching that medal at the World Cup event in Calgary earlier this year.
But despite no longer having her good friend around to keep her on her toes, Deas maintains she is not short of competition as she learns to embrace her role as ‘the veteran’ in the team.
“I will always miss her [Lizzy Yarnold’s] company, especially at times like this when we’re building up to going away, but we’ve got a very good strong World Cup team,” said Deas.
“I’m sort of the veteran of the team now so I suppose there are times when they will look to me for advice maybe or as a bit of a role model but they are always pushing me.
“They are young, ambitious and coming through. They want to go to the Olympic Games and achieve what I achieved and better that so that’s my motivation to keep pushing.
“They are coming up behind me and I think we work really well together. We have strong competition but we also support each other and work as a team.
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