Olympic sunshine

Hello! Day 5 began in glorious sunshine for the Women’s Downhill event. A great course put all to the test but the outcome was a gold medal for two women, Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia – who flew down the run in 1:41.57. Wonderful! Here are my drawings:

Olympic precision

Hello! Day 4 began with another incredible contest in the air with Ski Slopestyle. Ladies first and all GB fans watching Katie Summerhayes who put in a great performance at her first Olympics. A fine win for Canada’s Dara Howell. By complete contrast, the curling continues and the beginning of the half-pipe featuring the legendary Shaun White. It’s another engrossing day! Here are my drawings:

Olympic thrills and spills!

Hello! Third day at Sochi saw an amazing Men’s Short-track contest. Amazing progress by GB’s Jack Whelbourne only to see him fall in the final but wonderful achievement for Canadian Charles Hamelin, 3rd Gold for him. Also great mogul skiing and ice hockey and still more – phew! Another great day! Here are my drawings:

Olympic lows and highs

Hello! Second day at Sochi saw an amazing Men’s Downhill – heartbreak for my favourite skier Bode Miller, but an incredible run for Austria’s Matthias Mayer. A fine win for Jamie Anderson in the Women’s Slopestyle and a bronze medal for GB’s Jenny Jones. What a day! Here are my drawings:

Racing girls

Following on from the men’s races, this week I finally began to catch up with the women’s races, starting with the Ladies’ Super G at the World Championships in Schladming. Beautiful run in bright sunshine – the course was icy, fast and tiring. Here is the first set of my drawings – more to come!:

Snow racers

Skiing is a wonderful sport to follow – and even better to do, if you can. I never progressed much beyond simple blue and green runs, so I’m in awe of the professional skiers who are so strong, exciting and graceful. I’ve been making drawings recently including this week’s Super G at the World Championships in Schladming. A great win for Ted Ligety! Here are my drawings: