Winter Youth Olympic Games: Zak Carrick-Smith wins second gold with slalom victory


Ski star Zak Carrick-Smith continued his historic run at the Youth Olympic Games in South Korea with a second gold medal.

Carrick-Smith clinched the men’s slalom title on Thursday, adding to his combined competition gold and giant slalom silver.

The 16-year-old said: “[This medal] means the world, it’s just unbelievable.”

GB also won curling’s mixed team event to seal their third gold in Gangwon.

After beating Switzerland 8-6 in the semi-finals, the team of Logan Carson, Tia Laurie, Archie Hyslop and Holly Burke overcame Denmark 7-5 after an extra end.

Britain’s medal tally of three golds and one silver at the Games makes it their best result at a Winter Olympic event.

Although they won a total of five medals at the Winter Olympics in both 2014 and 2018, each time that included just one gold.

Carrick-Smith’s first gold was GB’s first ever alpine skiing medal at a Winter Olympic event.

After securing the slalom title and clinching a third medal, he said: “I wanted to walk away with [at least] a medal. I wasn’t expecting that.”




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