Injury Blow for GB Olympic Medal Hope
30th January 2022
Last modified on February 1st, 2022
The freestyle skier Izzy Atkin has withdrawn from the Big Air competition at Beijing 2022. She won a bronze medal at the Pyeongchang 2018 Games.
The 23-year-old skier broke her pelvis at the Dew Tour in Colorado, USA, last December.
We reported on it at the time on PlanetSKI and raised doubts about her Olympic participation.
She still aims to compete in Beijing in the slopestyle – the event in which she won Olympic bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Games.
She is working hard on her rehabilitation and an announcement is expected as the medical team monitor her progress.
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See here for our full article on the GB Snowsport athletes at the Winter Olympics and who the main medal hopefuls are:
There is some good news for Team GB in the preparation for the Games as the snowboard cross athlete, Charlotte Bankes, is continuing her good form, and has secured another podium finish in a World Cup event.
She took bronze in Cortina in Italy at the weekend.
She is one of Team GB’s best medal hopes and is currently in excellent form:
She is also the current World Champion in the discipline.
Bankes will make her Olympic debut for Team GB in Beijing, after switching allegiance from France in 2018.
The women’s snowboard cross event at Beijing 2022 takes place on 9th February.
Here at PlanetSKI we will be continuing our coverage on the build up to the Games this week so do check back.
They run from February 4th – 20th.
Beijing 2022. Image c/o IOC.