Andrew Musgrave aims for world cross-country ski medal

Andrew Musgrave
Andrew Musgrave represented Britain at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics

Andrew Musgrave believes winning a medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships is a possibility if he has "a good day" of racing.

The British cross country skier goes in the 30km on Saturday but is targeting Wednesday's 15km for his best result.

"Definitely I think I should be getting towards breaking into the top 10 in the world there," Musgrave told BBC Sport.

"I always think about getting a medal and there's no reason I shouldn't be able to if I have a good day."

The 24-year-old goes into the championships off the back of some landmark results this season.

In December, his 13th-place finish at the World Cup event in Lillehammer was a new high for a British skier.

He then recorded a new fastest time in the 25km freestyle pursuit race at the Tour de Ski the following month.

"I think the fact that I didn't do as well as I hoped [at the Winter Olympics last year] has motivated me more," said the Scot, who was crowned Norwegian national cross-country champion in 2014.

"It's made me realise I need to work harder and be more focused to do better.

"Hopefully, each year I'm progressing towards the podium at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang."

On Thursday, Musgrave's sister, Posy, was unable to qualify for the ladies' sprint final coming 45th with the top 30 progressing.

Likewise, Andrew Young missed out in the men's event in 40th place.

The championships in Falun runs until 1 March.

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