Team GB’s Winter Olympics ‘Super Saturday’ got off to a great start in the early hours of this morning as 19-year-old Izzy Atkin claimed the first ever British Winter Olympic medal in skiing at the 2018 games in PyeongChang.
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Atkin scored 84.60 in the women’s ski slopestyle, securing a bronze medal for herself and making history for Team GB in the process.
Cool as 'ice' ❄️
Izzy Atkin with a clean and stylish run with a score of 84.6 moving into ????position.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) February 17, 2018
Atkin, who was born in the United States, found herself in third place with just three skiers to go and managed to hold on to her medal spot. Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin and Mathilde Gremaud took gold and silver.
“I’m speechless and stoked to win the bronze,” the first-time Olympian said.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 17, 2018
Her teammate, Katie Summerhayes was skiing on an injured ankle but still managed to come 7th in the competition.
Snowboarder Jenny Jones, who took bronze for Team GB at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, was on hand to congratulate the new medal winner.
— Jenny Jones (@jennyjonessnow) February 17, 2018
And needless to say, Atkin’s family were delighted.
— Anna Thompson (@BBCAnnaT) February 17, 2018