Athletes Active in The Winter Olympics

15 Feb

What a week it has been for local Athletes in the Olympics this week.  First we had that wonderful Bronze Medal from ex-Yate & District AC athlete Jenny JONES then today we had a brilliant Gold Medal from Bath University based Lizzie YARNOLD who incidentally was coached when she was in athletics by our local friend Carolyn FRANKS.

Bristol & West Life Member Katharine EUSTACE acquitted herself brilliantly finishing eleventh in a massively talented field of Skeleton riders.  Katharine competing for New Zealand even beat former Olympic Silver Medallist Shelly RUDMAN in the process.  All that at the age of 37, well done Katharine.

But did you know that another past Bristol & West AC athlete is lying in the Bronze Medal position after the first day of the Men’s Skeleton?  John DALY who threw the Discus well over 40 metres for us in the Midland League back about 5 years ago.  John is competing for the USA Team in Sochi.

Mike Strange – 14 Feb 2014