PyeongChang 2018: Who to watch and when at the Winter Olympic Games

09 February 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games officially begin in South Korea this morning – and there will be plenty of University of Bath interest over the next 16 days.

Sixteen athletes who train at the University’s £30million Sports Training Village will be in action, including 14 from the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA).

Among them are reigning Olympic women’s skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and bobsleigh brakeman Joel Fearon, who is in line to receive a retrospective four-man bronze medal from Sochi 2014.

Two athletes supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme have also been selected by Team GB – Mechanical Engineering PhD student Dom Parsons will make his second Olympic appearance in the men’s skeleton, while Sports Performance graduate and aerial skier Lloyd Wallace is set for his Games debut just six months after suffering a serious injury in training.

“I’ll be at the Opening Ceremony and it’s something I’m really looking forward to,” said Wallace, who arrived in PyeongChang yesterday (Thursday) after a training camp in Japan. “I think that is when it’s going hit me just how big an event the Olympics are and that I will actually be part of it.”

In this video, Wallace and Parsons explain how the Dual Career programme – designed to help student-athletes balance the twin demands of sport and education while excelling in both – helped them on the path to PyeongChang…

Click here to see the full list of selected athletes with University of Bath links

Click here to see the schedule of who is competing and when at PyeongChang 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Dual Career Programme from existing and prospective students – click here for more information.
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