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Speedy Small up for Downhill

20 February 2018

ALPINE SKIING: Greta Small lives for the chance to charge down the hill.

The 22-year-old will again feel that exhilaration in Olympic competition when she takes part in the adrenaline pumping Downhill tomorrow.

The young gun has had three days of training and has progressively improved as she becomes accustomed to the course.

“It’s a super fun track with no time for rest,” Small said.

“There are four bigger jumps and another five roller jumps.

“I missed a couple gates in training today so just need to attack tomorrow to hold the line.”

Small cut one second off her run from day one of training today and another 0.61 seconds on her third and final run before competition.

“I’m happy with the improvements I made in my turns, now it’s time to charge on race day tomorrow.”

She will be out on the course as the 26th runner.

Following the Downhill, Small will have a chance to likely gain her best result in PyeongChang when she competes in the Combined on Thursday.

It was in that event that she surprised the Sochi 2014 crowd as an 18-year-old when she finished 15th.

Matt Bartolo
olympics.com.au

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