AERIAL skier Lloyd Wallace has resumed his Winter Olympics quest just three months after being put into an induced coma following a training crash, writes JOSH LAYTON.

Wallace, from Semley, south of Warminster, described the “euphoria” of flipping upside down over the ice after recovering from the summer accident in Switzerland which left him with severe concussion.

The 22-year-old will head to Beijing in mid-December for the first of six World Cup events, aiming to pick up enough points to remain in the world’s top 25 and confirm selection for his first Games, making him the third generation of his family to compete at the Olympics, which take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.

“I’m fully recovered now and back in training,” he told the Wiltshire Times.

“I did my first two weeks of training out in Switzerland about a week and a half ago and it went really well.

“I was pretty lucky in that I don’t remember any of the crash so I’ve not got any of those bad images in my head.

"Although I was at the top of the in-run before I did my first jump with a couple of butterflies in my stomach, I wasn’t as scared as I have been after previous, smaller crashes.

"As soon as I went off the jump it was a moment of euphoria, it felt awesome to be back on skis, on snow, flipping upside down again.

"There was a nice cheer from everyone else on it at the same time because they knew it was a big deal for me.”

His return follows the crash in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland, in August. The University of Bath graduate was airlifted to Zurich hospital and placed in a coma for 24 hours, with his first memory of the accident being waking up a few days later in hospital.

After rest and rehabilitation he was back training within two months – with the blessings of his parents Jilly and Robin, who were also Olympic-level skiers.

Wallace is currently training in Bath, having shaken of any doubts that he belongs out above the ice.

“It was quite a nice realisation that I can have a horrible accident and still come back and be there wanting to do it and loving it as much as ever,” he said.

Wallace, currently training at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village, is aiming to become Team GB’s first male aerial skier since Richard Cobbing in 1998 to compete at a Games.

“It will be an absolute honour,” he said. “I have got quite a bit of history in my family of going to the Olympics, my grandpa went to the Olympics, my uncle went to the Olympics and both my parents represented Great Britain at the Olympics as well.

“It’s something I wanted to do as a child and coming back from this crash has really driven home how much of a privilege it will be to represent GB and how much I want to be there. It’s going to be an amazing experience.”

Wallace, whose sister Elodie is also part of the British aerial team, heads to Finland on Saturday for four weeks of pre-season training before the trip to China’s Secret Garden snow park, which will be used as a host venue in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

He has already felt the Olympic buzz by filming ‘walk up’ promotional video shots for Team GB.

“It was pretty exciting, kind of hitting home how close we are,” he said.

“It was also pretty scary and I got my first kit, a polo shirt with the Olympic rings on. It really hits home how not very far away we are.

“It’s quite a daunting, daunting prospect.”