Top 10 Team GB Winter Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Great Britain are enjoying one of their most successful Winter Olympics ever this year in Sochi and have picked up their 10th gold medal in the history of the Games. In celebration, FREEbets.org.uk have had a look at Team GB’s golden history in the tournament.
10. 1924 Men’s Curling
Things started off so well for Team GB at the Winter Olympics when in the very first edition of the Games they claimed the gold medal in the men’s curling event. The side of William Jackson, Thomas Murray, Robin Welsh and Laurence Jackson defeated Sweden and France en route to victory.
9. 1936 Men’s Ice Hockey
It is hard to imagine it now but once Great Britain was a real force in ice hockey and they proved their dominance in ’36 when they saw-off the likes of Canada, Czechoslavakia, Hungary, Sweden and Japan to claim the top prize.
8. 1952: Jeannette Altwegg – Figure Skating
Jeannette had the chance to become a professional tennis player but chose the ice instead and her decision was vindicated when she triumphed in Oslo in ’52. She beat off stern competition from a raft of American competitors and picked up a CBE as a result.
7. 1964: Two-man Bobsleigh
Tony Nash and Robin Dixon were the stars of the show for Team GB in 1964 when they conquered the bobsleigh run in Innsbruck. They only managed it thanks to the Italians loaning them an axel though and they will be forever in their debt.