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Britons hit the ice

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Whilst Britain itself falls behind the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites when it comes to experiencing extreme snow and ice, its natives have certainly punched above their weight when it comes to excelling at winter sports.

The haul of medals collected from recent Winter Olympics is admirable considering the lack of facilities in this country.

Ice skating champions
In the modern era it all started when John Curry won the Men’s Figure Skating crown at the 1976 Innsbruck Games and was quickly followed by Robin Cousins in 1980 who repeated the feat at the Lake Placid Olympics. 

Ice perfection
And then it was the turn of ice dancers Torvill and Dean who achieved gold at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo with a never-seen-before perfect 6.0 score from every judge for their ‘Bolero’ routine.

Skeleton on ice
More recently Britain’s women have achieved great success on the hard ice of the skeleton run. It started in 2002 when Alex Coomber w

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