When you have had petrol bombs thrown at you, driving a bobsleigh at 80mph with three people tucked in behind is not so daunting. This weekend Lamin Deen is one of two pilots driving British ambitions for a medal on the ice in what will almost certainly be the 36-year-old’s last Olympics. It is 20 years since Deen accompanied a friend to the Army recruitment office in Manchester and got talked into joining up himself “by a very persuasive recruitment officer”, with whom he remains in contact.
Lindsey Vonn said she needed a miracle to conjure up a golden finale to her Olympic ambitions but it wasn’t to be. The American was comfortably in first place after the downhill section of the combined today but, after only three slalom runs this season, she lacked fluency, caught a ski tip and did not finish. She said: “The miracle didn’t happen but I gave it my best effort. Slalom is tough for me.
Thirty five appears to be the golden age of Olympic slalom skiing, and Dave Ryding has targeted the title in 2022 when he passes that mark. He finished a creditable ninth in his third Games as Sweden’s Andre Myhrer won gold and has set his sights higher in four years’ time. “Myhrer is 35 and the last winner, Mario Matt was also 35,” said the 31-year-old.
@draper_rob I take your point although to some extent do we also pay for football transfers through BT Sport/Sky? Also, appreciate wider debate on whether curling, bobsleigh etc. actually inspire others to take up such sports.
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