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Congratulations Team GB

24/02/2014 11:27:00

After an exciting and memorable two weeks the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have now drawn to a close and the Forcefield team would like to congratulate all the members of Team GB including Forcefield supported athletes Jenny Jones, James Machon and Katie Summerhayes for a job well done!

It started with Team GB's first Olympic medal on snow, won by Jenny Jones in the snowboard slopestyle, continued with Lizzie Yarnold's dominant victory in the skeleton and concluded with a silver and bronze for Britain's curling rinks.

And along the way British athletes reached a succession of finals and scooped a number of top ten finishes, with the last athletes in action, the drive John Jackson's four-man bobsleigh team, finishing fifth.

One gold, one silver and two bronzes equals Britain's best ever Winter Games performance, 90 years ago in Chamonix.

However, only 376 athletes attended those Games, just 16 were women, and 20 nations lined up. In Sochi 2,871 arrived from 88 nations and 26 nations won medals, a new record.

"I am proud of the team's achievements, we have competed to the upmost of our ability," said Team GB chef de mission Mike Hay.

"I'm delighted with everybody, not just with the medals, but with the number of finals and top half finishes we have had. We have won four medals which sets a new standard for us. We have come a long way from Vancouver 2010 where we won just the one medal. The team has a young profile and I believe we can do even better in Pyeongchang in 2018.

"We are certainly heading in the right direction in terms of athletes competing for medals. It is a good platform to move on from.

"It is about being credible and being able to prove we are worth investing in. We are making a difference here. Invest in us and we'll show you what we can do in Pyeongchang."

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