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Who are the British athletes to watch at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games?

Grant Hardie: men’s 

Nephew of 1999 world champion Hammy McMillan, Hardie will be making his Olympic debut – but he is not short of experience or medals, having twice won European gold and world silver and bronze in 2021 and 2018.

Bobby Lammie: men’s 

A two-time European champion and double world medallist, Lammie has been part of Mouat’s rink since 2015. Olympic debut.

Hammy McMillan: men’s 

McMillan comes from good curling stock with his father a world champion in 1999. A two-time European champion, McMillan plays lead for Mouat’s team.

Ross Whyte: men’s (alternate)

Whyte was selected as Team Mouat’s alternate for the 2021 World Championships in Calgary, Canada and will perform the same job again in Beijing. Olympic debut.

Eve Muirhead: women’s

Skip Muirhead will compete in her fourth Winter Olympics with her best result so far being a bronze for Sochi 2014. She and her team are the current European champions.

Vicky Wright: women’s

Wright is the vice-skip of the team and will be making her Olympic debut. She worked for the NHS as a nurse during the covid pandemic

Jennifer Dodds: women’s and mixed doubles

Olympic debutant Dodds is set make history as one of the first players to represent Team GB at two curling events at the same Games, competing in the women’s event and mixed alongside Bruce Mouat. Together they are the current mixed curling world champions.

Hailey Duff: women’s

Duff is making her Olympic debut, fresh from winning European gold with the team last year.

Mili Smith: women’s (alternate)

A member of the British team at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics, Smith’s brother Kyle was skip of the men’s team at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Maiden Olympic Games.

Figure skating

Natasha McKay: women’s singles

McKay who was recently crowned British champion for the fifth time. The skater secured Team GB’s quota place by coming 23rd at the World Championships in March. Olympic debut.

Lilah Fear: ice dance

Fear was paired with Gibson in 2016, entering their first international competition that season. They have win two Grand Prix bronze medals and finished the 2021 World Championships in seventh place. Olympic debut

Lewis Gibson: ice dance

Alongside Fear, Gibson placed seventh at the 2021 World Championships. He originally began his skating career in singles before switching to ice dance. Olympic debut.

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