Thursday, February 16, 2006

Aussie Gold at Sauze D'Oulx

While I've been siting on the Virgin Train this afternoon on my way back from Birmingham, over at the Winter Olympics in Turin the Canadian-born Australian skier Dale Begg-Smith has won the gold medal in the men's moguls. I got home from Euston station in time to watch several replays of the near-perfect run. The main reason I'm so excited about the win is that it was performed on the mogul/freestyle run at the Sauze D'Oulx resort in the Italian Alps, which is exactly where I am heading for 6 days skiing in just over a weeks time!

It will be all the more impressive to go and see one of the Olympic venues in person only a day after the games end, knowing that an Aussie medal was one on the same ski run. Watching the replay you could see that his turns were amazing and a cut above the others in the final, add to this that his time down the run was the second fastest, and his two aerial manouvers where perfect with precise landings and then an immediate return to his quality turns down the run.

Brilliant stuff to watch - when all I can think of at the moment is getting onto the quality European white stuff myself in 11 days time.



At Mon Feb 20, 09:39:00 am GMT+10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's not an aussie dude, thats like saying tatiana gregoriava was an aussie, we aussies are cheats hmm guess it got us a medal so who cares hey..

At Mon Feb 20, 05:21:00 pm GMT+10 , Blogger Shane & Carly said...

thanks for the comment 'Anonymous'.. obviously you missed the part where I clearly said that he was Canadian-born.


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