Team GB at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang; Team GB.

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I Don’t Want Silver, I Just Want Gold.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: first album with Jacqui on vocals, she don’t sound like a cat.

Great Britain has won a total of five medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. This is a record haul for British winter sport and ‘just’ reached the target set by the governing body (and funders!) of UK Sport.

The closing ceremony on 25th February, saw Billy Morgan carry the flag and lead out a jubilant Team GB. The medals on show were;

  • Bronze: Dom Parsons, Skeleton
  • Bronze: Izzy Atkin, Slopestyle
  • Gold: Lizzy Yarnold, Skeleton
  • Bronze:Laura Deas, Skeleton
  • Bronze: Billy Morgan, Big Air

There were also quite a few close calls, some injuries and quite a few disappointments. I cannot imagine what training for something for 4 years, and then having ‘bad luck’ on the day, must be like.

In the final medal table at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Team GB were 19th. Norway led the way with a total of 39 medals including 14 Golds. Germany came second with 31 medals, also including 14 Golds. Canada took the third spot on the podium with 29 medals, which included 11 Golds.

pop trivia: ‘The Beautiful South’ released ‘Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud)‘ as a single in 1994 from the album ‘Miaow’.