Winter Olympics 2018: Laura Deas targets Pyeongchang skeleton medal

2018 Winter Olympics: Laura Deas wants to continue with the success of the GB
XXIII Winter Olympics
Place of celebration: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: February 9-25
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, red button, connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app.

Welsh slider Laura Deas "totally believes" that she can win an Olympic medal if she is selected in the skeleton team of Great Britain.

The 2018 Games take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February.

Wrexham & # 39; s Deas, 29, joined the British skeleton program in 2009, but still has to go to the Winter Olympics.

"It would just be the best feeling," he told BBC Sport Wales.

"Lost the first ti me round [for the Sochi Olympics in 2014] was devastating, but at the same time it really pushed me to make sure I was in a much better condition than I was at that moment.

" So I'm very excited to be able to go to my first games in February. "

Laura Deas consistently ranked in the top 10 on the World Cup circuit last season

It was a tumultuous summer for the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA).

bobsleigh setup was accused of having a "toxic atmosphere" by a former athlete and left his coach and performance director.

The BBSA also withdrew funds from its women's team, before announcing it would in fact help them to "advance" in the Olympic qualification.

But Deas says the skeleton squad has been working hard since the last season that ended in March and after the Olympic gold medals for Amy Williams in 2010 and Lizzy Yarnold in 2014 – Deas says he trusts the team that surrounds it.

"It simply shows that as a team we know what we are doing," he said.

"We have the same core team that delivered those results in the past.

" Therefore, it gives me a lot of confidence that I can trust the people around us.

"I do not know if it's the longest preseason of any sport, we spend months and months without really being able to practice the sport we do.

" But that does not mean we can not make sure that the others boxes are marked, so that when we get to the ice we are competitive immediately. "

Amy Williams (2010) and Lizzy Yarnold (2014) have claimed Olympic gold medal for Team GB

The skeleton season of the 2017-17 World Cup begins in Lake Placid, USA UU., From November 5-10.

Presents eight races in North America and Europe between that month and January.

Deas, who finished 2016-17 in eighth place in the world, says that the World Cup season will be useful preparation for a medal push in Pyeongchang.

"I totally believe that if it's my day I can win a medal," he said.

"I've been on a World Cup podium many times and it will be the same field of competitors.

" Having said that, the Olympic atmosphere is something I'm still experiencing.

"It will be massive and different from the regular circuit of the World Cup."

Deas could not win a medal in 2016-17, but was consistently in the top 10.

"I know I can leave the best moments in the world and I want to be able to do that more than once in when, "he continued.

"You can win or lose a race by two or three hundredths of a second, so the preparation will be the key and everything will be fine the day.

" Being consistently world class is what what I intend to do. "

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