Winter Olympics: Who is representing Team GB in Beijing?

Izzy Atkin slopestyle skier
Izzy Atkin won GB’s first ever Olympic ski medal in 2018
24th Winter Olympic Games
Hosts: Beijing, China Dates: 4-20 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds; live text and highlights on BBC Sport website and mobile app.

Great Britain have competed at every Winter Olympics since they began in Chamonix in France in 1924 and will send a squad of 50 athletes and reserves to Beijing in China for the 2022 Games.

There are four athletes competing in 2022 who have won medals at previous Olympics – Izzy Atkin (2018), Eve Muirhead (2014) and Laura Deas (2018). Gus Kenworthy won silver in ski slopestyle in 2014 representing the United States.

In 23 Winter Games, Britain have won just 32 medals in total – although seven more were won in figure skating, when it was part of the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics.

The past two Games have been the most successful for Team GB – who won five medals at both Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Below is the confirmed squad for Beijing – and the details of Britain’s history in each sport.

Alpine skiing

Britain is still searching for a first alpine skiing medal, with slalom specialist Alain Baxter’s bronze at Salt Lake City in 2002 rescinded after he failed a drugs test.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Billy Major Slalom, team event 1st Games
Dave Ryding Slalom, team event 5th team parallel (2018)
Charlie Guest Slalom, team event 5th team parallel (2018)
Alex Tilley Giant slalom, slalom, team event 5th team parallel (2018)

Bobsleigh

Britain have won five bobsleigh medals – four bronzes in four-man and a gold for the 1964 two-man crew of Robin Dixon and Tony Nash. The 2014 bronze medal was awarded to Team GB in 2019 after two Russian crews were disqualified for doping.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Brad Hall Men’s two and four-man 12th two-man (2018)
Nick Gleeson Men’s two and four-man 17th four-man (2018)
Greg Cackett Men’s four-man 17th four-man (2018)
Taylor Lawrence Men’s four-man 1st Games
Ben Simons Men’s (reserve) 18th four-man (2018)
Mica McNeill Women’s 8th (2018)
Montell Douglas Women’s 1st Games
Adele Nicoll Women’s (reserve) 1st Games

Cross country skiing

Andrew Musgrave finished seventh in the skiathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Britain’s best result in the sport.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
James Clugnet cross country 1st Games
Andrew Musgrave Cross country 7th skiathlon (2018)
Andrew Young Cross country 12th team sprint (2018)

Curling

Great Britain has been successful at the curling rink – winning gold in 1924, and who could forget Rhona Martin’s ‘stone of destiny’ in 2002? More medals have followed since, with silver and bronze medals in the men’s and women’s curling at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Bruce Mouat Men’s and mixed doubles 1st Games
Grant Hardie Men’s 1st Games
Bobby Lammie Men’s 1st Games
Hammy McMillan Men’s 1st Games
Ross Whyte Men’s (alternate) 1st Games
Eve Muirhead Women’s Bronze (2014)
Vicky Wright Women’s 1st Games
Jen Dodds Women’s and mixed doubles 1st Games
Hailey Duff Women’s 1st Games
Mili Smith Women’s (alternate) 1st Games

Figure skating

Britain’s most successful winter sport with 15 medals – including the seven won when ice skating was featured in the summer Olympics in the early part of the 20th century. From 1976 to 1984, Britain won gold medals in three successive Games with John Curry, Robin Cousins and Torvill and Dean. The ice dance pair then returned a decade later to take bronze in Lillehammer, Norway – which was the last time Britain won a medal in figure skating.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Natasha McKay Women’s singles 1st Games
Lilah Fear Ice dance 1st Games
Lewis Gibson Ice dance 1st Games

Freestyle skiing

Izzy Atkin wrote herself into the history books at Pyeongchang in 2018 by becoming the first Briton to win a Winter Olympic ski medal when she took bronze in ski slopestyle.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Lloyd Wallace Men’s Aerials 20th (2018)
Leonie Gerken-Schofield Women’s moguls 1st Games
Makayla Gerken-Schofield Women’s moguls 1st Games
Will Feneley Men’s moguls 1st Games
Ollie Davies Men’s ski cross 1st Games
Gus Kenworthy Men’s ski halfpipe Silver slopestyle (2014) competing for USA
Zoe Atkin Women’s ski halfpipe 1st Games
James Woods Men’s ski slopestyle and big air 4th slopestyle (2018)
Izzy Atkin Women’s ski slopestyle and big air Bronze slopestyle (2018)
Kirsty Muir Women’s ski slopestyle and big air 1st Games
Katie Summerhayes Women’s ski slopestyle and big air 7th slopestyle (2014 & 2018)

Luge

Great Britain has never won a medal in luge and will have a sole representative in Beijing, Rupert Staudinger, who is competing in his second Games.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Rupert Staudinger Men’s singles 33rd (2018)

Speed skating

Nicky Gooch is the sole Britain to have won a speed skating medal at an Olympics, collecting bronze in the 500m short track race at the 1994 Games.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Kathryn Thomson Women’s short track 500m, 1000m and 1500m 24th (500m, 2018)
Farrell Treacy Men’s short track 1000m and 1500m 14th (1000m, 2018)
Niall Treacy Men’s short track 1000m 1st Games
Cornelius Kersten Men’s long track 1000m and 1500m 1st Games
Ellia Smeding Women’s long track 1000m and 1500m 1st Games

Skeleton

Great Britain have won a skeleton medal every time the sport has been included in the Olympics – which equates to nine in seven Games. In 2018, Lizzy Yarnold became the first Britain to defend a gold medal after also triumphing in Sochi four years earlier.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Laura Deas Women’s Bronze (2018)
Brogan Crowley Women’s 1st Games
Matt Weston Men’s 1st Games
Marcus Wyatt Men’s 1st Games

Snowboarding

Great Britain had never won a Winter Olympic medal in a snow event – until Jenny Jones’ bronze medal in slopestyle at the 2014 Games. Four years later, Billy Morgan became the first British man to achieve the feat when he claimed bronze in big air.

2022 squad Event Best result at a Winter Olympics
Huw Nightingale Men’s snowboard cross and team 1st Games
Charlotte Bankes Women’s snowboard cross and team 7th (2018)
Katie Ormerod Women’s slopestyle and big air Injured in 2018 and did not compete

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