Pyeongchang 2018: Britain celebrates skeleton gold and first ever skiing medal

Pyeongchang 2018: Britain celebrates skeleton gold and first ever skiing medal
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From women's ski slopestyle to men's figure skating, here is our at-a-glance round-up of the 8th full day of competition at the Winter Olympics.

What happened?



Lizzy Yarnold's second successive gold and a bronze for team mate Laura Deas underlined Britain's extraordinary dominance of Olympic women's skeleton racing on Saturday. British women have medalled aat every skeleton event since the sport was reintroduced to the Games in 2002 - and the UK does not boast a single track.

Women’s ski slopestyle 

Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin wins gold in the women’s ski slopestyle. The silver medal went to another Swiss, Mathilde Gremaud and bronze went to British athlete Isabel Atkin.

Atkin’s feat is the UK’s first ever skiing medal at a Winter Olympics.


The Czechs beat Canada in men’s ice hockey 3-2 in a shootout win.

This is the first time the Canadians lose at ice hockey in the Olympics since 2010.

Alpine skiing

Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka makes a surprise win at the women’s super-G event beating Austria’s Anna Veith by 0.01 of a second. 

Men's figure skating

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men’s singles competition on Saturday, giving Japan its first medal at the Olympics.

Short track speed skating

There was delight at the Gangneung Ice Arena as Minjeong Choi won the ladies' 1,500m Final A for the host nation South Korea. Samuel Girard won gold for Canada in the men's 1,000m Final A.

Cross-country skiing

The ladies' 4 x 5km Relay brought victory for Norway.


There was gold for Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina in the women's 12.5km Mass Start.

Ski Jumping

The late event saw Poland's Kamil Stoch win gold in the Men's Large Hill Individual event.

Freestyle Skiing bronze medallist Isabel Atkin of Britain celebratesReuters
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