On Wednesday 30th January, the British Olympic Association announced the 27 athletes selected to represent Team GB at the Sarajevo 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF), which ran from the 9th-16th February 2019.
We are extremely proud that our Deputy Head Boy, Joseph, was selected as the only male figure skater!
Team GB has had athletes competing in seven of the eight disciplines, with athletes participating in a mixture of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, short track speed skating and snowboarding. The team consists of athletes aged between 15 and 18, with the EYOF playing a crucial role in the development of young athletes from across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Wednesday 13th February – Men’s Short Program
On Wednesday 13th February, figure skating made its debut at EYOF 2019. Joseph took to the ice at the Mirza Delibašić Hall in Skenderija.
35 years ago, Torvill and Dean introduced the Bolero to the world at Sarajevo in 1984 and wrote their names in history as a result.
Thursday 14th February – Men’s Free Program
Joseph achieved a personal best by placing 14th in the men’s section. Amazing achievement!