Sochi 2014: Woods, Christie, and Yarnold…

Day six in Sochi could prove pivotal in Team GB’s bid to make these Games their most successful Winter Olympics.

Britain has been set a target of between three and seven medals by UK Sport, with the best ever four in 1924.

Snowboarder Jenny Jones won the first on Sunday, whilst skier James Woods and short track speed skater Elise Christie could add to that on Thursday.

World Cup champion Lizzy Yarnold and world gold medallist Shelley Rudman also begin their bid for skeleton gold.

The British team has won only one medal at each of the last two Olympics, with Rudman’s 2006 Turin silver and Amy Williams’ 2010 Vancouver gold. both coming in skeleton.

However, nine individual Team GB 2014 Winter Olympians and three teams [men’s and women’s curlers, plus four-man bobsleigh crew] have won World Cup medals over the past 18 months, boosting prospects of success in Sochi.