The British Olympic Association today announced the 18 skiers and three snowboarders selected to represent Team GB at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Getting to the Games in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has posed all sorts of problems, some of which relate to nutrition. Related to this, we are delighted to make an announcement:
The Resilient Nutrition team has partnered with GB Snowsport
In recent weeks we have helped GB Snowsport with their nutrition and time-zone travel strategies, contributing to their nutrition at several key stages: on the journey to and from China, on the mountains, and in quarantine in the event of a COVID outbreak.
More about Team GB
GB Snowsport athletes will represent the nation in nine disciplines during the Games, with nine athletes selected for Team GB for the first time. The remaining 12 squad members will be returning to the Winter Olympics, with Alpine skier Dave Ryding and Nordic skiers Andrew Musgrave and Andrew Young each set to appear in their fourth Winter Olympics.
While reigning Snowboard Cross World Champion Charlotte Bankes and Sochi 2014 silver medallist Gus Kenworthy will each be competing in their third Games, Beijing will be their first for Team GB, Bankes having represented France in 2014 and 2018 and Kenworthy the USA.
Bankes is reigning World Champion and current World Cup points leader in Snowboard Cross. The other athletes head to Beijing in excellent form, with promising early-season results across all disciplines.
The 11 male and 10 female athletes selected will be looking to build on Britain’s recent successes in international ski and snowboard competition, which includes five FIS, Europa Cup and World Cup podium positions from this season alone.
GB Snowsport Olympic Team Manager Sophie Morrison said:
“Today’s squad announcement is an exciting moment for everybody connected to GB Snowsport, for each athlete selected, their friends and families, and for the country as a whole. This was the most competitive selection process that a British skiing and snowboarding team has ever undergone, and every athlete selected richly deserves their place on the team. This is also an important moment to acknowledge the incredible efforts of those athletes who missed out on selection, but whose performances on snow and in training have helped push all of us to raise our game in readiness for Beijing.”
Vicky Gosling, GB Snowsport Chief Executive, also paid tribute to the athletes, saying:
“Whatever the outcome in the coming weeks, this is an incredibly exciting squad, and every athlete selected deserves huge congratulations for their efforts to reach this point. We are enormously grateful to UK Sport, the National Lottery, the British Olympic Association, and all our supporters and partners for their backing over the past few years and for helping us prepare such a richly talented squad for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
“I would also like to pay tribute to the work of all our coaches, physios, sport scientists, technicians, support and admin staff, and every other team member who has helped prepare the team for the Olympic Winter Games. The strength of this squad is a testament to all the hard work which has gone on behind the scenes over the past four years.”
Alpine World Cup squad member and three-time Olympian Dave Ryding said:
“It’s such a huge honour to be named as part of Team GB again, and I can’t wait to get out there and get racing. As athletes, we take all our competitions seriously, but there’s something undeniably special about representing the country at an Olympic Games.
“This is a really exciting time for British skiing and snowboarding, and like the whole squad I’m looking forward to giving my all in Beijing.”
We're thrilled to be supporting GB Snowsport and are excited to see how Team GB gets on!