From dodging sheep to the Olympic slopes: Ryding sets sights on gold

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  • British skier says he will have ‘do or die’ mindset for the slalom
  • Pressure on Team GB who have yet to medal at Beijing Games

The alpine slalom skier Dave Ryding insists that Britain’s blank medal tally so far at these Winter Olympics has only made him more determined to ride to the rescue by winning gold this week.

Ryding, who clinched his first World Cup victory in Kitzbühel last month, believes the Yanqing course and artificial snow suits his style of skiing. And the 35-year-old says he is prepared to “risk it for the biscuit” – in other words go for broke – when his competition starts in the early hours of Wednesday UK time.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Beijing
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/13/dave-ryding-says-britains-lack-of-winter-olympics-medals-will-spur-him-on-for-gold under the title “From dodging sheep to the Olympic slopes: Ryding sets sights on gold”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.