Jenna named in GB squad for Winter Olympics

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Eleven-time British champion Jenna McCorkell heads a list of six figure skaters named in Team GB’s squad for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The official announcement, which follows on from the naming of the male and female curling squads, takes Team GB’s squad for the 2014 Winter Games up to 16.

McCorkell, who has been part of the national squad since she was 10, is joined in the squad by Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland who represented Team GB at Vancouver 2010.

DUP MLA Adrian McQuillan has congratulated the Coleraine skater.

Speaking to The Times he said: “It’s great to have a local involved in the forthcoming games. We are all behind Jenna, and I wish her every success.”