Team GB’s Kirsty Muir admits she still ‘has much to learn’ after she finished eighth in the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle
- Team GB’s Kirsty Muir finished eighth in the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle
- The 17-year-old crashed during the final to miss out on a medal on Tuesday
- She said she had enjoyed competing in Beijing but spoke of her disappointment
- The teenager revealed that she will be back in school by Monday at the latest
Schoolgirl skiing sensation Kirsty Muir has told of her disappointment at not being able to win Team GB’s first medal at her event final on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old from Aberdeen came just eighth in the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle after a crash and a number of other mistakes marred her highly entertaining routine.
But the youngster, who will be back at school on Monday at the latest, told how she had enjoyed competing at Beijing 2022 but admitted she still had much to learn.
Kirsty Muir has told of her disappointment at not being able to win Team GB’s first medal
The 17-year-old from Aberdeen came eighth in the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle
Team GB has so far failed to win a medal in any event.
She said: ‘Overall I’m just happy to be in the final but a little disappointed, just a couple of little mistakes.
‘All the girls have been smashing it but I would have hoped that I could have been in the running maybe.
‘But honestly it’s amazing to see the progression in women’s sport right now.’
The teenager crashed and made a number of mistakes to miss out on a medal in Beijing
Kirsty – who will sit her final year exams in just weeks – revealed she would be back in the class within days.
She said: ‘As soon as I get home I should be in school! I fly home on Thursday, so definitely the Monday. Maybe even the Friday, I’ve got a lot to catch up on!’
Muir admitted she has ‘a lot to train for and learn’
The youngster added: ‘This is my last year of school.
‘I’m thinking either a gap year or head to uni this year.
‘If I take a gap year, I’m just going to focus on skiing and then maybe go to uni alongside.”
Kirsty told how her participation in the Winter Olympics had taught her a lot and would help her compete in future events.
She said: ‘I’ve got a lot to train for and I’ve learnt a lot here.
‘Train a lot and compete in the World Cups and then in for Italy (2026).”
She added: ‘I’ve got a lot to work on, so it’s really nice to have some time to do that.
‘The sport is moving at a really fast rate, so I’ve got a lot to do to keep up with it but this gives me motivation to keep working.’
The youngster thanked everyone back home for the support she had received while representing Britain in Beijing.
She thanked everyone for the support back home, mentioning Judy Murray had tweeted her
She said: ‘Everyone at home is really proud of me and it’s really nice to have everyone’s support.
‘I’ve had messages from my family and friends and I saw that Judy Murray tweeted me and that was really cool.
‘The support at home is unbelievable and I’m really thankful for everything.’