Olympic quota places up for grabs in Oberstdorf

The final figure skating qualifying event for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games takes place in Oberstdorf, Germany this week.

Great Britain has the chance to win Olympic quota places for Men and Pairs, as well as the opportunity to secure a second Ice Dance spot.


PJ Hallam will compete for the men’s place, Chris Boyadji and Zoe Jones will feature in the Pair’s side of the competition.

Sasha Fear and George Waddell will skate in the Ice Dance at the 53rd edition of the Nebelhorn Trophy.

"I just want to go out and lay down two really nice programs, that’s my aim. I’m not really thinking too much about the spot."

Sheffield based PJ Hallam said: “Obviously this is something that I’ve wanted to do for my entire life, try and go to the Olympics and now I’ve finally got my chance.


"I’m going to be trying my hardest to go out there and qualify a spot.


"My skating is going really well at the moment, all of my programmes are running through quite nicely.”


The current British Champion added: “I just want to go out and lay down two really nice programs, that’s my aim. I’m not really thinking too much about the spot.


“There’s very limited numbers of spots left for the Olympics and I know there’s going to be some amazing competitors there, however I know that if I skate well enough and skate as well as I can there’s a very good chance that potentially I could get Great Britain a spot for the men.”


A total of 20 quota places are up for grabs at the event, including seven in men’s singles, six women’s, three in pair skating and four in ice dance.


Great Britain already has two guaranteed quota places for Beijing 2022 in Women’s and Ice Dance. These were won by performances from Natasha McKay and Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson at the World Figure skating Championships in March.


GB Squad

Men

PJ Hallam

Pairs

Zoe Jones / Christopher Boyadji

Ice Dance

Sasha Fear / George Waddell