posted by Candy
I thought I’d start with a few comments from our athletes about their first day of races –
Clare – it was good
Elizabeth – fantastic
Jane – I’m happy with being 6th
Robert – I’ve waited a long time for this – it was worth the wait.
Luke – I’m really enjoying everything.
Mikael – I love everything about the World Winter Games, and my bronze medal.
Wayne – Can’t wait to race tomorrow as part of the GB Team.
Alex – Fantastic racing by all the team – super effort.
Shaun – Great Team success today, what a fantastic day.
Keith – Wow – what a fantastic day and what a Team! Training and hard work has paid off.
Candy – I feel so proud of every one of our skiers – superb effort by you all.
Todays race was the Super G which is over just one run. This was held at 11.00 this morning – Award Presentation started soon after 12.00 and didn’t finish until well after 4.00!! We’re all looking forward to the GS race tomorrow and are hoping that the Awards Team will be running more smoothly by then.
Today has been a very special day for our families – their first experience of World Games competition and the wonderful atmosphere that goes with it. One of the family shots looked a bit like an advert for Kleenex tissues!!
I’ve left todays results until last because they really don’t seem to me to be the most important part of the day – Clare, Mikael, Jane, Elizabeth, Luke, Robert, and Wayne have all skied exceptionally well and should all be feeling very proud of themselves this evening – I know that their families and coaches are.
The full list of results and times can be found on 2013sopoc.org – but for those of you who would just like to see quickly how our skiers got on today here is a summary.
Clare – bronze medal
Elizabeth – gold medal
Jane – 6th place
Luke – 4th place
Mikael – bronze medal
Robert – silver medal
Wayne – unable to compete as he was unwell and had to miss the divisioning runs for this race – he did, however, do a very good divisioning run today for tomorrows GS race.
Rob has sadly had to return to the UK today – thank you Rob for doing such a brilliant job on our blog, and for all the other things that you’ve done to support our GB Team – we all look forward to seeing you again very soon.
I think that David and Chloe (Luke’s brother and sister) may well be ‘guest bloggers’ for us tomorrow, so please take a look again soon to see what we’ve all been doing on and off the slopes.
I’ll try to upload a few photos tomorrow