A story for Saturday 8th February 2014, Day 1
Saturday was a sliding day! I had forgotten how much I love to train until I spend a few days not doing it. We were on the track by 11am and finished in plenty of time to watch the slopestyle final in the changing rooms at the track. I have met Billy and Jamie a few times and was impressed that they were both able to do themselves justice in the competition, they didn’t let the Olympic environment get in the way of a great performance- ‘never let perfection come in the way of a good performance’. With Jamie’s 6th place finish and Billy’s 10th, it was a really good start for TeamGB especially as this was a new Olympic sport.
I’m finding my feet in the Olympic Village, taking my book up to read in the shopping plaza area and getting a few snacks from the shop. Walking around the Village and being surrounded by the best athletes in the world in their events is a massive privilege and it motivates me even more to try and do my very best on the skeleton track.
I’ve got a day off on Sunday and am hoping to go and watch Aimee Fuller and Jenny Jones compete in snowboard slopestyle, as well as resting up for our skeleton official training which starts on Monday!
Photo thanks to Jamie Nicholls.