Hello! Day 6 saw an incredible competition in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle. Fantastic competitors from all over the world but it was clean sweep of medals for the skiers from the USA, who were simply magnificent. Great lads! Here are my drawings:
Close to the rails Nicholas Goepper
Woodsy flies over the trees
The baggy trousers of Henrik Harlaut
Bobby Brown in the air!
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:
Head down, ready to go!
Tina Maze waits
Joy for Dominique Gisin
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:
Katie turns the air
High above the trees, Dara Howell
Katie goes for it!
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:
Ski-ing in the night sky!
Did it cross the line?
Moving through the moguls
Jack Whelbourne qualifies
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:
Miller smashes down
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!:
Grace through the gate
Keeping low down
Sweeping through the gate
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:
Ligety speeds down!
Through the gate!
Riding the ice
Svindal nearly loses it!
Hurtling to the bottom!