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Lilah and Lewis 10th on Winter Olympics debut

Ice Dance duo Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson finished their Winter Olympic debut in tenth place after two magnificent performances in Beijing.

They were awarded 115.19 for their free dance routine to a medley of songs from the Lion King after scoring 76.45 in the rhythm dance on Saturday.

Their Rhythm Dance, to a Kiss medley, even turned the heads of the American heavy metal band who acknowledge the duo “rocked the 2022 Winter Olympics” on social media.

Speaking after their free dance Fear said: "It was so much fun and everything we wanted, it was the feeling we'd been visualising up to this point.”

The 22-year-old admitted that knowing they performed to their very best at an Olympic Games fills them full of confidence as they plan for Milan Cortina 2026.

"I feel such confidence leaving this experience, we completed two really good performances at the Olympics. It can be daunting but knowing we can do it just fills us with optimism,” she said.

"Knowing we've done it well is the biggest thing, we didn't shy away from the experience. We're excited to go and train with everyone on the team at Montreal. There will be so much growth for everyone over the next four years."

Gibson added: "Maturity is a big part of the sport, we've been together six years which sounds a long time but it's not in ice dancing terms. We want to keep jumping up the rankings."

They leave Beijing as Olympians and turn their attention to the World Figure Skating Championships in Montpellier, France that start on 21st March.

Photos courtesy of TeamGB/David Pearce


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