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British Ski and Snowboard announce its athletes with PyeongChang Winter Olympics just over eight months away. NEW

The British Nordic Elite Squad for the 2017/18 season will be Andrew Musgrave (27), Andrew Young (25), Callum Smith (24) and Annika Taylor (23).  

All four have met the qualification criteria for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.  

The athletes are now in full training for the 2017/18 season and hopes are high.  

Last season saw some world class  performances from Andrew Musgrave.    

He came 4th in the 50km Freestyle race at the World Championships in Lahti.   

He beat the whole of the Norwegian Team as we reported at the time.

The Norweigan media had a bit of fun with the fact:

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It was though tongue-in-cheek as he lives in the country and is a proficient Norweigan speaker.

The Norwegians have taken him to their heart.

Andrew Young's best result of his career was coming third at the Toblach World Cup in the Sprint Freestyle final.    

The team now have two new full time coaches: Elite Sprint Coach, Jostein Vinjerui, and Elite Endurance Coach, Hans Kristian Stadheim. 

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 "We are coming into a very exciting time for British Nordic. We have athletes who are capable of podium finishes at world class level, and it is looking like we will take at least four athletes to PyeongChang 2018 to represent Team GB," said British Nordic Head Coach, Roy Young. 

"Our two new world-class coaches are already making a huge impact on all our athletes, and the spirit within the team is on a real high. We can't wait to get started," he added.          

British Nordic Squads 2017/18:

Elite Squad: Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young Callum Smith and Annika Taylor 

Performance Squad: James Clugnet

Senior Squad: Sam Cairns Jack Nicholls

Junior Squad: Brodie Murray Oliver Newman and Fergus Newman

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