Day 3 of the Beijing Games saw makayla gerken schofield make history for GB in the moguls, while Andrew Musgrave began his fourth Olympic campaign
Makayla makes MOGULS history
Makayla Gerken Schofield made British history in the Moguls, securing the nation’s best ever Moguls result at an Olympic Winter Games with her eighth place finish. Qualifying through her first run score from Thursday, Makayla then put down a breathtaking run in the first final to secure her place in the final 12, before a score of 73.04 in the first final saw her deliver an historic result for her country.
Speaking afterwards, Makayla said: “I’m still speechless. I can’t really believe it, I don’t know when it’s going to sink in but I think there’s going to be a lot of tears. Top eight is mind-blowing to be honest. I had so much fun skiing the course, it’s absolutely stunning.”
Leonie Gerken Schofield, making her own Olympic debut, recovered from a DNF on Thursday’s first qualifier to land a strong second run that secured her a 27th place finish, the 23-year-old matching the result of her teammate in the Men’s competition, Will Feneley.
17th for Musgrave in Gruelling Skiathlon
Andrew Musgrave‘s fourth Olympic campaign got underway at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre with a 17th place finish in the 15km + 15km Skiathlon. In a gruelling high-altitude race that saw almost 20 of the field lapped, the 31-year-old came into the switch in 17th position, and maintained his ranking through to the finish.
Musgrave’s focus now turns to the 15km classic on 11 February, where he’ll be joined in the field by Andrew Young.
Header Image: Makayla Gerken Schofield competing at Beijing 2022. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Patrick Steiner