Winter Sports - Team GB announce Euro Youth Olympic squad

The British Olympic Association has revealed its 17-strong team travelling to Braşov, Romania, for the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.

Winter Sports - Team GB announce Euro Youth Olympic squad

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Over 900 athletes from 45 European countries will compete across eight winter sports between February 17-22, with Great Britain competing in six disciplines.

Leading the charge to follow in the footsteps of the likes of skier Chemmy Alcott, who won silver for Team GB in 1999, will be short track speed skaters Jack Burrows and Aydin Djemal, who won gold and silver respectively in the mixed nations relay at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck last year.

They will be once again joined by cross-country skier Sarah Hale who also competed in Innsbruck with all 17 athletes able to call on the support and advice of Olympic skeleton champion Amy Williams who will be in Romania as part of her Team GB 2014 Ambassador role.

Burrows said: "I am excited to have the opportunity to compete for Team GB again, the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck last year was an amazing experience, especially winning gold in the mixed nations relay.

"I have been working hard on my preparations and have been inspired by the amazing performances of the senior team.

"In the races I will be competitive with the aspiration of achieving a personal best that will challenge the top European skaters."

Team GB squad

Max Baggio – Alpine skiing

Billy Major – Alpine skiing

Darcie Mead – Alpine skiing

Charlie Raposo – Alpine skiing

Laurie Taylor – Alpine skiing

Sam Cairns – Biathlon

Lachlan Cowie – Biathlon

Robert Sircus – Biathlon

James Clugnet – Cross Country

Sarah Hale – Cross Country

Amani Fancy – Figure Skating

Graham Newberry – Figure Skating

Jack Burrows – Short Track

Mari Deland – Short Track

Aydin Djemal – Short Track

Kathryn Thomson – Short Track

Maisie Potter – Snowboard Cross

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