Travers hurtles towards Olympics

Cayman has had many sportsmen and
women in the Summer Olympics over the years but never one competing in the
Winter Olympics – until now.

Dow Travers is in final
preparations to ski in the Giant Slalom in Vancouver, Canada on 21 February.

Travers, 22, has been extremely
busy since the start of the year balancing his academic commitments at Brown
University in Rhode Island with the need to train to ensure he stands in the
start gate in the best possible physical condition

“I have been racing all month
across the United States ,” he said.

“I raced GS at Keystone Resort in
the Colorado Rockies . Then the next day I flew to the Appalachians in the east
to race for Brown for two days at Sunappe Mountain in New Hampshire, where I
scored two personal best 80 point USSA GS results.

“Then I travelled to Okemo Mountain
in Vermont for four days of GS and Super G and continued by driving up to
Cranmore Mountain the next day to race slalom for Brown.

“I am now back in Aspen, Colorado
for more training before heading off to Georgian Peaks, Ontario, Canada for two
last GS races which will be my last races before the big day.

“I scored personal best FIS results
at the Okemo SGS and GS races, but not skiing daily all year I am lacking in
race points which means I have to start at the back of the pack and ski rutted
courses.

“Hopefully that will all change in
Vancouver and I will have a good start position on a solid track. No doubt it
will be water injected so I am hoping for a smooth fast course.”

Phew! Sounds like
he’s melting the snow away with all that travelling.

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