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    Team GB snowboarder Aimee Fuller reveals her battered and bruised face after nasty fall in Big Air qualification

    After Katie Ormerod's untimely injury, Team GB's hopes of a medal in the Big Air jump were heaped on the shoulders of Aimee Fuller.Making its debut in the Winter Olympics, the Big Air event is the snowboarders equivalent to the Ski Jump but scores riders by their creativity in mid-air rather than the distance they can jump.It was an instant hit in Pyeongchang, and it's no wonder given the level of risk and skill required for such an event. And it was a risk that definitely back-fired for Fuller. Aimee Fuller was Team GB's last hope for a medal in ...

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    Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures nip slip wardrobe malfunction while competing: 'It was my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics'

    The first notes of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.The French ice dancer's glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline and later in the routine her left breast was exposed live on television.When the clasp became unhooked, the 22-year-old Papadakis was more worried about holding up her outfit than making sure her twizzles and rhumba were in sync.  Gabriella Papadakis endured a wardrobe malfunction when her costume became unkooked The ...

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    World champion Jonathon Lillis pays tribute to brother, Mikey, who died age 17 as he wears his ski suit in aerials final at Winter Olympics

    American world champion Jonathon Lillis took to the hill for the Olympic aerials final on Sunday wearing the ski suit of his late brother Mikey, who died in October at the age of 17.Along with middle brother Chris, the Lillis family had hoped to one day have all three sons competing together at an Olympic Games.Mikey, though, died in his sleep, rocking the close-knit family and prompting Jonathon to consider stepping away from the sport. World champion Jonathon Lillis honoured the death of his brother, Mikey, on Sunday Lillis was taking part in the final of the Winter Olympic aerials ...

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    Eve Muirhead unhappy with hogline ruling that cost Team GB vs Sweden in curling as she posts photo which appears to prove system got it wrong

    Did Eve Muirhead make a pig's ear of her final delivery or was there a major controversy in the curling? Confusion and acrimony reigned on Sunday as Britain's women's team disputed a 'hogline' ruling that cost them a defeat against Sweden and left their medal hopes in jeopardy.The flashpoint came at 6-6 in the final end when Muirhead was ruled to have not let go of her last stone before the cut-off hogline. The British team were dealt a costly defeat against Sweden after a rare 'hogline' ruling Eve Muirhead and Vicki Adams of Britain watch as a games official checks ...

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    Russian Alexander Krushelnitsky fails doping test at Winter Olympics days after claiming bronze in curling

    The admission of Russian athletes into the Winter Olympics ran the risk of greater ridicule on Sunday after one of their team failed a doping test.A spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia confirmed to Sportsmail that they had been notified of an adverse finding.They would not confirm the identity of the athlete, but it was reported by Reuters to be Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a mixed doubles curling bronze medal. They reported he tested positive for meldonium. Alexander Krushelnitsky (right) is reported to have failed a drugs test for meldonium Krushelnitcky won bronze alongside Anastasia Bryzgalova, who has not failed a ...

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    Knit one, pearl two gold medals - Britain's greatest ever Winter Olympian Lizzie Yarnold celebrates her first day as double champ by getting the knitting needles out

    Gold medal winner Lizzie Yarnold began her first day as a double Olympic champion by knitting in bed, she revealed today.The 29-year-old said she was now looking forward to going home ‘and remembering I’m a terrible cook’.Lizzie Yarnold, who with gold medals in Pyeongchang and Sochi is Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian, revealed she was taking a break from the skeleton and declined to say whether she would compete at Beijing in 2022.But she said she knew her team-mate, bronze medal winner Laura Deas, could win gold at future Games. Lizzie Yarnold, who with gold medals in Pyeongchang and Sochi ...

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    Lizzy Yarnold to weigh up future after becoming Great Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian

    Lizzy Yarnold will take time to consider her future after becoming Great Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian.The 29-year-old won a second successive women's skeleton title in Pyeongchang on Saturday night as team-mate Laura Deas took bronze on an historic day for British winter sport.Yarnold took a year-long sabbatical in 2016 to be refreshed for Pyeongchang, where she has become the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympic title, and Beijing 2022 may be a step too far, prompting retirement. Lizzy Yarnold is to consider her future after winning an historic second gold medal  The skeleton star said she will ...

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    James Woods comes up agonisingly short in men's ski slopestyle: 'It's devastating to miss out on a medal'

    James Woods agonisingly missed out on claiming an historic fifth medal of the Pyeongchang Games for Great Britain when he finished fourth in men's ski slopestyleWoods entered the last of three final runs in bronze medal position thanks to a second run score of 91.00.But he was knocked off the podium by a later run from American Nick Goepper, who took silver, with Canada's Alex Beaulieu-Marchand claiming bronze. James Woods came up short in his pursuit of a medal in the men's ski slopestyle The Briton showed some quality skiing but ultimately it wasn't quite enough Woods' finish was one better ...

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    Mica McNeill lost her funding just days after winning junior world gold... but now the crowdfunded bobsleigh star is gunning for the Winter Olympics title

    Mica McNeill has seen her world turned upside down a few times over the past year - literally and figuratively - but one vision has remained steady throughout: winning a bobsleigh gold medal for Great Britain.The effervescent 24-year-old from Consett, County Durham, will fly the Team GB flag on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Alpensia Sliding Centre outside Pyeongchang as the driver of the nation's two-woman sled, alongside Mica Moore, also 24.Whether their desired glory comes so soon or, more realistically, in Beijing in four years, remains to be seen. The two Micas are super keen, if occasionally green, which ...

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    Elise Christie crashes out once again in 1,500m short track speed skating semi-final at Winter Olympics as Team GB athlete is taken to hospital

    Elise Christie's Winter Olympics nightmare got significantly worse on Saturday when she crashed out of her 1,500m semi-final and left the ice on a stretcher before being taken to hospital.She needed to overtake Li Jinyu on the final lap to get into the top two and qualify for the final, but after clipping the Chinese on the outside she flew heavily into the barriers.She held her knee and ankle and was in pain as she was taken off the ice, which leaves her participation in her favored 1000m distance next week in major doubt. Elise Christie had to be taken ...

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    Skeleton ‘wizard’ Dom Parsons wins Britain’s first medal of the Winter Olympics as he claims surprise bronze after dramatic final run

    Dom Parsons has won Great Britain's first medal of the Winter Olympics after he claimed a shock bronze in the men's skeleton.Nicknamed 'the Wizard', Parsons clung on to his medal by just 0.11 of a second, winning Britain's first men's skeleton medal in 70 years in the process. Starting his final run in third place, London-born Parsons thought he had blown his dream when he slipped behind Russia's Nikita Tregubov with two racers still to go.But Latvian Martins Dukurs lost time on the lower part of the course to hand Parsons an unexpected bronze.Shortly after his historic achievement, Britain's new sporting ...

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    Exhausted German ice skating pair collapse onto the ice after world record-breaking gold medal routine

    Aliona Savchenko collapsed to the ice in celebration after securing her first Olympic gold medal at the fifth time of asking.The German has competed for two different nations with three different partners over the course of five Olympics, but finally earned top spot with a world-record routine alongside Bruno Massot on Thursday.Savchenko immediately dropped to the ice at the end of her routine, before the judges scoring the pair 159.31 points in their free skate. Aliona Savchenko smiles after collapsing onto the ice following her world record routine The German, alongside Bruno Massot, won gold after attempts at five different ...

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    Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kelly Holmes helped me get over Winter Olympic speed skating heartbreak, claims Team GB's Elise Christie

    Elise Christie says messages from Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kelly Holmes have helped her get over the devastation of her 500m crash - but has surprisingly started to play down expectations of a golden recovery in the 1500m on Saturday.The Scot left the ice in floods of tears on Tuesday after the first of her three speed skating medal attempts ended with a final-lap smash into the barriers.It remains to be seen how deeply that setback has affected the three-time world champion, but she insisted on Thursday that she is back in a racing frame of mind after words of encouragement ...

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    Ever wondered what it's like to take part in the skeleton? Olympic silver medallist Shelley Rudman gives a masterclass… and reveals her tips for the adrenaline-pumping event

    The Winter Olympic Games are here. The chance to see those extraordinary, dangerous and extreme sports that we only see every four years.While Team GB’s four skeleton athletes are making their final preparations to make their mark on the ice in Pyeongchang, I am mentally preparing myself to try the sport for the first time at the University of Bath.I’m at the only bobsleigh and skeleton push-start track in the country, which opened in 2002, as Sportsmail learns how to master the skeleton with the help of Olympic silver medallist Shelley Rudman.  Olympic medallist Shelley Rudman (right) taught Sportsmail's Kate ...

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    Kim Jong-un impersonator is bundled away by North Korean security guards for dancing in front of Pyongyang's team of cheerleaders... but tells police 'I was born with this face'

    This is the moment a Kim Jong-un impersonator was bundled away by security after dancing in front of North Korea's cheerleaders.Spectators were watching the unified Korean ice hockey team take on Japan in South Korea's Gangneung arena this morning when the lookalike appeared in the stands.Pictures show him waving a flag in front of Pyongyang's team of cheerleaders before a group of men arrived to push him away.The English-speaking impersonator, who identified himself only as Howard, later denied that he was making a political statement and told police: 'I just showed up with my flag and my face... If you don't like ...

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