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Beijing Winter Olympics: Our Top 7 Moments

23rd February 2022

This February, we celebrated the Winter Olympic games from the 4th to the 20th of February in Beijing, where our athletes' faced highs and lows in their pursuit of Olympic gold.

TeamGB opening ceremony at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic by ©UK Sport

Opening Ceremony

During the opening ceremony, Team GB was led by curler Eve Muirhead and alpine skier Dave Ryding, who were both competing in their fourth Olympic Games.

They told us how they were feeling about taking part:

Makayla Gerken Schofield, skiier, by ©TeamGB/David Pearce

Makayla’s performance at Mogul Skiing

Makayla Gerken Schofield made history finishing eighth in the Moguls Skiing category, achieving a best-ever performance for a British athlete.

Makayla had some touching words to her sister Leonie after her performance:

Kirsty Muir, skiier, by ©TeamGB/David Pearce

Kirsty’s Big Air debut

17-year-old Kirsty Muir finished fifth in the Freeski Big Air final.

Kirsty told us what's next for her after the Olympics:

Laura Deas, skeleton, by ©Alamy Stock Photo

The Skeleton team is thinking ahead

Our Skeleton athletes are already thinking about how they can get their hands on a medal in the next Olympics.

Brogan Crowleyencourages more young people like her to get involved in winter sport:

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson, ice dancers, by ©TeamGB/David Pearce

Lilah and Lewis’s incredible KISS performance

The ice-skating duo Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson did a memorable performance to the music group KISS.

Here, they reflect on how lucky they feel to be able to share this experience with each other at Beijing:

Team Muirhead, curlers, by ©TeamGB/David Pearce

Team Muirhead’s gold in Curling

On the last day of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the women’s curling team got a gold medal for Great Britain.

Here is their thank you message:

Team Mouat, curlers, by ©TeamGB/David Pearce

Team Mouat’s silver in Curling

Last but not least, after a brilliant performance, men’s curling Team Mouat came home with a silver medal from Beijing 2022.

Here are their reflects after the medal:

Since National Lottery funding to elite sport started in 1997, over 1,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals have been won, with more to come in Beijing 2022, Paris 2024 and beyond.