Victorian Institute of Sport

Six VIS athletes selected for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Monday, 29 January 2018

The Australian Olympic Committee have confirmed the selection of Victorian Institute of Sport athletes Lydia Lassila, David Morris, Scotty James, Danielle Scott, Laura Peel, and Samantha Wells for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


Australia will send a 54-strong team to PyeongChang, with dual Olympic medallist Lydia Lassila set to compete at her fifth Winter Olympics.


“I never dreamed of going to five Olympics or having a career this long,” said Lassila.


“I’ve learned so much about myself, endured setbacks and celebrated the victories.


“I love my sport, I love my country and that’s what has kept me coming back.”


A genuine gold medal contender, Scotty James will compete in his third Winter Olympics at only 23-years-old.


“With respect to the two previous teams that I have been selected on, I think that this team promises so much, not only in PyeongChang but into the future,” James said.


“We have many athletes doing really amazing things, who are competitive on the world stage almost every week of the season and the standard of their preparation just gets better.”


The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics begin on 9 February.


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