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The five medallists who made Pyeongchang Team GB’s best ever Winter Olympics

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Dom Parsons wins bronze for GB in the skeleton

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ByMichael Hincks
24/02/2018 at 01:58 | Updated 24/02/2018 at 10:08
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Billy Morgan’s bronze in the big air made Pyeongchang 2018 the most successful Winter Olympics for Team GB, with the five-medal haul beating showings at Chamonix 1924 and Sochi 2014.

But who are the famous five? And how did they secure a medal in South Korea? We take a look...

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Medal #1 – Dom Parsons – BRONZE (Men’s skeleton)

Dom Parsons finished with a bronze medal in the men’s skeleton to hand GB their first medal of the Games.

Parsons went into the final run in third place, but a slightly nervy slide saw the 30-year-old slip behind Nikita Tregubov to leave him facing the prospect of finishing just outside the medals.

However, penultimate slider Martins Dukurs slipped up to finish 11 hundredths of a second behind the GB athlete.

Medal #2 – Izzy Atkin – BRONZE (Women’s slopestyle)

Izzy Atkin claimed Team GB’s first ever Olympic skiing medal when taking bronze in the ladies’ slopestyle final.

The 19-year-old posted 84.60 in her third and final run to finish behind Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin, who claimed gold ahead of compatriot Mathilde Gremaud.

Medal #3 & #4 – Lizzy Yarnold - GOLD, Laura Deas – BRONZE (Women’s skeleton)

Lizzy Yarnold retained her Olympic skeleton title with a stunning performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, while fellow Briton Laura Deas claimed bronze.

Yarnold lay second after three of four runs, but produced an astonishing final leg of 51.46 to smash the track record and take victory by 0.45 seconds - a huge margin in a sport where medals are normally decided by hundredths.

Deas claimed her place on the podium when leader Janine Flock - the last to go - dropped to fourth with an error-strewn final run. Jacqueline Loelling won silver for Germany.

Medal #5 – Billy Morgan – BRONZE (Men’s big air)

Team GB’s Billy Morgan won bronze in the men’s big air final as Canada’s Sebastien Toutant claimed gold ahead of American Kyle Mack in the event’s Olympic debut.

Morgan faced an anxious wait after posting a combined score of 168.00 with his last two jumps – just 0.75 points behind silver-medallist Kyle Mack – but bronze was confirmed for the GB rider after Canada’s Max Parrot crashed with his final attempt. Canada’s Sebastien Toutant claimed gold.

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