09 February 2017

British Nordic's Andrew Young: One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018 #1YTG

The 9th February 2017 officially marks one year to go until the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018. We're celebrating this exciting milestone with a series of British Ski & Snowboard athlete interviews from across the disciplines, giving you an insight into their pre-Olympic aspirations and plans.

In this interview we speak to Cross Country athlete, Andrew Young who has been competing in the sport for over 10 years and has already raced in 2 Olympic Games.

Andrew Young

How is this season going? What have been the highs and lows? 

This season has been tough. I struggled with illness before Christmas and my season only really started on the 31st of December. Since then it's been going better and I'm getting closer to where I want to be! 

What are your ambitions for the remainder of the season?

World Champs in Lahti, Finland are my big goal for the year. Hopefully on a good day I can make the sprint final.

Tell us about your funding and how people can help support you? 

I have a few sponsors and supporters that help fund my programme.  I do still have sponsor space available on my race suit for World Cups and domestic racing in Norway, so get in touch if you think that might be something for you/your company. 

Have you started thinking about PyeongChang 2018 yet? 

Yes! I've seen some footage of the tracks there and I've got an idea of what the terrain is like. I've done some training sessions this past summer with PyeongChang in the back of my mind. There are some areas I need to improve before then so luckily we've still got a year!

What will you most look forward to if you make it to PyeongChang 2018? 


What other sport would you most look forward to watching if you make it to PyeongChang 2018? 

The ice hockey final is always exciting.

Why should young people consider taking up your sport?

It's a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but the reward is worth it. 



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