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Winter Olympics Special: Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

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

In this episode we are joined by British figure skating stars Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland who have qualified for their third games against all the odds.

In the summer of 2016 Penny suffered a fall in training and broke her kneecap into eight different pieces.

She was told the injury could put an end to her skating career and she soon had to go through a gruelling rehabilitation process.

For Nick, he felt powerless on the side but did all he could to support his partner through the journey that lay ahead.

Through hard work and perseverance the pair managed to get back to competing and amazingly qualified for their third games with medal success now the target.


(Image credit: with thanks to the National Ice Skating Association)

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