Aussie aerial skier Peel feels 'privileged' as flagbearer

Posted at 12:38 AM, Feb 04, 2022

Freestyle aerial skier Laura Peel said she felt "privileged" to be selected as one of Australia's flag-bearers for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday evening.

"I'm very proud of everything that I've done," said the 32-year-old skier, who is set for her third Olympics.

"Ultimately, it's going to come down to the competition," Peel said, adding that she has a "brilliant" team for the events.

She said there was plenty of competition from rivals including those from Ukraine and Belarus.

"Compared to previous Olympics there is a little more pressure but that is a privilege … Certainly can't get complacent," she said.

The freestyle skiing aerial competition starts on Feb. 10.

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