Source: Team GB

Double delight for Kirsty Muir at Lausanne 2020

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Following silver medal success in the women’s big air competition this afternoon, it was double delight for Kirsty Muir as she was announced as Team GB’s Closing Ceremony flagbearer.

The Aberdeen based athlete has enjoyed an excellent week, securing a fourth place in slopestyle before finishing second today (170.00), just 1.25 points off gold medal winning Ailing Eileen Gu.

Muir follows fellow Scot, Robyn Mitchell, who carried the Union flag at the Opening Ceremony and will bring the third winter Youth Olympic Games to a close in central Lausanne this evening.

Speaking after her silver medal success, Muir said: “I’m so excited. It’s going to be such a cool experience and I’m honoured to be asked. I’m really happy with how I’ve skied and this is the perfect end to the week and I’m just so proud to represent Team GB.”

Team GB’s Chef de Mission for Lausanne 2020, Georgie Harland, was in no doubt about the choice: “Kirsty is thoroughly deserving of being Team GB’s flagbearer at tonight’s closing ceremony. Not only have her performances during these Games been first rate, but she has also really lived the Team GB values, getting involved with and enjoying the activities provided by the Lausanne 2020 organising committee and also making a positive impact in a vibrant Team GB HQ.

“Today’s silver medal is a fitting way to bring the Games to a close but myself and my team are also keen to recognise the great efforts across the board from these young, promising British athletes who have represented their country with great pride and effort throughout.”

Courtesy of Team GB