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Loughborough’s Joel Fearon heading for Winter Olympics

Loughborough based Joel Fearon has received the news he has been working so hard for; Team GB selection for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Kicking off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday 9 February, Fearon will form an integral part of the four-man bobsleigh team who head to Asia on the back of medal success this season, after bagging bronze at the World Cup in Park City in mid-November.

Fearon, who became an Olympian at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, is the third fastest British 100m sprinter in history thanks to a sub 10 second clocking, his pace and power an essential part of the squad. Originally fifth in Sochi, Fearon and his teammates are set to be upgraded to bronze after both Russian sleds were disqualified for doping offences.

On selection the pushman commented:

I’m delighted for all my team-mates who have worked so hard to get to this point. We’ve had some challenges along the way but everyone has stuck at it. There’s a good feeling in the group and we’re looking forward to getting out to PyeongChang now.

Representing your country is a special moment and doing that at an Olympic Games makes it even more memorable. I’ve got some really positive memories of Sochi and I hope it will be the same again in PyeongChang.

The four-man bobsleigh was part of the very first Winter Olympic Games held in Chamonix, France in 1924. Great Britain last won a medal in the event twenty years ago at the 1998 Games in Nagano.