Winter Olympics - Ainsworth and Koyander get GB nod

Eurosport - Wed, 27 Jan 13:06:00 2010

Sarah Ainsworth and Ellie Koyander are the British selections for freestyle skiing events at next month's Winter Olympics.

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Aerials specialist Ainsworth - a former national trampolining champion - has a career-best World Cup finish of 12th in Davos two years ago but placed a season's-best 13th in Changchun before Christmas.

Teenage moguls skier Koyander, 18, has not managed a top-30 ranking this season but is regarded as a talent for the future.

And she admits Vancouver is just the start of her Olympic journey.

"I reckon I've got five Olympics in me and the average age for World Cup skiers is about 24," she said.

"It's about experience and learning what the event is all about. I remember watching the last Olympics and thinking to myself that I want to be there in Vancouver."

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