LLOYD Wallace, from Semley, has his sights set on the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next February, having achieved Olympic qualification in aerial skiing.

Despite having achieved Olympic qualification he must remain in the top 25 until the games. He is currently 24th and should be selected, but will have to wait until January before the squad is announced.

The 22-year-old has skied from a very young age and follows in his parent’s footsteps, who were also freestyle skiers. Mother Jilly competed in Olympics at the 1992 and 1994 Games and father Robin competed at the Calgary 1988 Games.

The University of Bath graduate spoke to JournalSport about his Olympic preparations and said: “I’m now fully focused on preparing for the 2018 Olympics in February. I’m not expecting to medal, but I do know I’m capable of it.”

Lloyd had a good season on the World Cup tour, going to China, USA, Russia, Belarus, South Korea and Spain and got a 10th place finish in Minsk in February.

He also said: “2017 was a solid season for me. I had to really push myself to jump triple twisting triple somersaults at each event. It was tough being alone without any British team or staff for support.

“My biggest moment was doing a quadruple twisting triple in Lake Placid, USA, and knowing that no Brit had done that trick before.”

He will be training over the summer in Zurich, Switzerland on a water-ramp and trampoline and will need to train hard, so that he doesn’t move out of the top 25 ahead of the Olympics and has four World Cup competitions in December and January which he will compete in.

His sister Elodie is also in the sport, but has taken a step back from elite level moguls and aerial skiing, while she completes her university degree.

She recently attended the World Student Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan, competing in the mogul and aerial for the first time.

She told JournalSport about her experience at the games and said: “It was great to be part of a huge British Team competing in all the winter sport events.”

Moving forward she will concentrate more on the moguls and said: “Doing the somersaults with skis on comes easy, but competing in the moguls was a new adventure. Thirty seconds skiing down the steep bumps kills your legs, and then you have to do acrobatic jumps on the way down. I was relieved not to crash. I can’t wait to do it again.”