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Winter Olympics Special: Emily Sarsfield

Alasdair Hooper hosts the first SportSpiel Winter Olympics special as we tick down to PyeongChang 2018 in style.

On this episode we are joined by Britain’s number one ski cross athlete Emily Sarsfield who will be attending her first Olympic Games at the third attempt.

It has been far from an easy journey for Emily to realise her Olympic dream as she missed out on the Vancouver 2010 games after suffering a career threatening injury during the test event.

However, for Sochi 2014 there was to be more agony as she was controversially not selected by Team GB for the games.


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After falling out of love with her sport for a while she soon dug in and, through sheer persistence, gave it one last try. This year she made it.

In this one-on-one interview Emily takes us through those setbacks, explains why she loves her sport and tells us how much she has put in to make her dream a reality.

Image credit: Kevin Harris, Soundcloud image credit: Dan Smye-Rumsby

(With thanks to British Ski and Snowboard and to Emily Sarsfield)

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