Winter Olympics: GB's Dave Ryding eyes medal at Beijing 2022 after finishing ninth

XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

Great Britain's Dave Ryding wants to challenge for a medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics after finishing ninth in the men's slalom in Pyeongchang.

Ryding, 31, said he would take inspiration from Sweden's surprise gold medallist.

"Andre Myhrer has just won and he's 35," Ryding told BBC Sport. "Mario Matt won in Sochi at the age of 35 and I'll be 35 in four years' time.

"I came to skiing quite late and I'm really motivated to keep progressing."

Dave Ryding
Dave Ryding finished 17th in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Games

Ryding was 13th after his first run but moved up to ninth on his second - 1.17 seconds slower than Myhrer - while fellow Briton Laurie Taylor finished 26th.

"I've finished ninth at an Olympics and I'll accept that," Ryding added.

"I could have done more but others will feel the same way."

BBC Sport skiing expert Graham Bell said Ryding's progression was incredible.

"If you look at the way he has come through since the 2010 Olympics, it's just been constant improvement all the way for eight years," he said.

"You could argue that one of the things he lacks is that final risk-taking, but if he takes some risks he can be really quick."

Brit watch

  • Great Britain's men's curling team failed to reach the semi-finals as they lost 9-5 in their tie-breaker against Switzerland. The British women's team play Sweden in the semi-finals on Friday (11:05 GMT) and will be guaranteed at least a silver medal if they win.
  • Emily Sarsfield got her first taste of Olympic competition when she finished 22nd in the ranking round in the women's ski cross. She will ski against France's Alizee Baron and Canada's India Sherret in Friday's first knockout race (01:20 GMT).
  • Team GB's bobsleighers recorded the fastest and second fastest push start times on the latest day of training. Brad Hall and his crew were quickest before finishing 15th fastest overall, while Lamin Deen's team were ninth overall. There will be two further training runs on Friday before the competition starts on Saturday.

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