Lloyd Wallace

01 January 2017

Sport: Aerial skiing

Date of birth: 1995

Course: Sports Performance (graduate)

University of Bath graduate Lloyd will become the first Team GB aerial skier to compete at a Winter Olympic Games for 20 years after being selected for PyeongChang 2018.

An unfunded athlete, his selection is all the more remarkable as it came just six months after he suffered a serious head injury while training in Switzerland. He was placed in an induced coma but made a full and speedy recovery, allowing him to return to the World Cup circuit and earn the points he needed for Olympic qualification.

Lloyd combined his sport with studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath, where he was supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, the Team Bath Dual Career Programme and the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). Since graduating in the summer of 2016, he continues to receive access to the training and sport science facilities at the University, including strength and conditioning work with lead coach Harri Cizmic, courtesy of a service support grant.

Lloyd won bronze at the 2015 Junior World Championships in Italy, a result that earned him a Team Bath Athlete of the Month award. He also won Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup gold medal that year and in 2016 produced the country’s best World Cup result since 1995 when he finished seventh at Deer Park in the United States.

Both his parents skied at the Winter Olympics – dad Robin in 1988 and mum Jilly in both 1992 and 1996 – while younger sister Elodie, who also studies Sports Performance, represented GB in aerial skiing at the 2017 World University Games.

Click here to read Lloyd’s biography on the GB Aerial Ski website.

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