Winter Sports


AERIAL skier, Lloyd Wallace and Australian skeleton athlete, Jackie Narracott, are the latest sportspeople from the University of Bath to be officially selected for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Wallace’s qualification for the Team GB squad – the first male aerial skier to be selected by Britain in 20 years – is all the …

Defending Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold insists she will be gunning for gold at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite her recent World Cup skeleton setback. Bath’s Yarnold, the 29-year-old who stormed to Olympic glory in Sochi four years ago, endured another frustrating day in Innsbruck last week after finishing only 16th. It marked the third …

THE world’s best bobsled and skeleton racers will be sliding into Innsbruck/Igls on Friday to tackle the Olympic Bobsleigh Run, also used for Channel 4 show ‘The Jump’, during the fifth event of the 2017-2018 World Cup season. Among them will be Honiton’s Marcus Wyatt who will be competing against an Olympic gold medalist, world …

Bath’s Lizzy Yarnold will head into the defence of her Olympic skeleton title on a high after finally getting to the bottom of the dizziness issues which had posed a threat to her World Cup career. Tests have revealed that Yarnold sustained inner-ear damage and vestibular problems which can sporadically affect her balance and orientation …

BRITISH aerials skier Lloyd Wallace remains in hospital in Switzerland with a severe head injury following an accident in training on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who was born in Dorset and went to Bath University, is ‘in a light coma but stable’, according to a press release issued by the Switzerland skiing team, with whom he …