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Third Queenslander selected for PyeongChang Winter Games

25 January 2018

A third Queenslander has been announced as one of the 45 athletes selected to represent Australia at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang next month.

The Australian Olympic Committee today confirmed Jaclyn Narracott will be making her Olympic debut in the women’s skeleton event.

The Brisbane-born 27 year old was elated to hear of her selection as the second Narracott family member to represent the country at the Olympic Games. Jackie’s Uncle, Paul, was the first Australian athlete to compete at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games having excelled in both track and bobsleigh.

Jackie told the AOC, “It’s very special given our history. To be the next generation to follow in his footsteps is amazing.”

Jackie’s need for speed was forged throughout her childhood as an avid sprinter. However, her track days were short lived following her first ride on a skeleton sled in 2012. Since then, Jackie has represented Australia in the IBSF World Cup, North American Cup and World Championships where she recently placed 17th.

This phenomenal result along with her 15th place finish at the Olympic test event prove Jackie’s goal of a top ten finish next month are well within reach.

Narracott will be in action at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in PyeongChang from Friday 16 February.

Last updated
25 January 2018