Winter Olympics: Izzy Nails It – wins bronze for Great Britain

Winter Olympics: Izzy Nails It

Winter Olympics: Izzy Nails It. Isabel Atkin won bronze in the women’s slopestyle.  A historic moment for Great Britain.

The 19-year-old, born in the United States, scored 84.60 on a strong final run to claim a first British Winter Olympic medal on skis.

Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin won gold with a score of 91.20 while her compatriot Mathilde Gremaud took silver.

“I’m speechless and stoked to win the bronze,” Atkin said.

Fellow Briton Katie Summerhayes finished seventh in the final.

The bronze means Great Britain have now won medals on snow at consecutive Winter Games, following Jenny Jones’ bronze in Sochi in 2014.

It comes a day after Dom Parsons won bronze in the men’s skeleton for GB’s first medal of the 2018 Games.

On her Olympic debut, Atkin was in bronze medal position going into the third and final run.  But she was pushed down into fourth by American Maggie Voisin.

The mood among the Great Britain team is ecstatic.  There is nothing better than having a couple of Olympic medals to be proud of.

PyeongChang can be proud of the Winter Olympics.  The slopes are stunning.

video BBC Sport

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