Did you know three Sale Harriers competed at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver....not as sprinters, but as members of the British bobsleigh teams.
ALLYN CONDON, our Olympic sprinter and great stalwart of the British 4 x 100m relay who won relay gold in the 2002 Commonwealth Games (Manchester), joined an exclusive club of Britons to compete at both summer and winter Olympics. With fellow club sprinter DANIEL MONEY, both were members of the 2-man bobsleigh and 4-man bobsleigh British team. Dan crashed out towards the end of the 2-man bobsleigh because of the speed and, though tipped to be among the top eight in the 4-man bobsleigh, both their aspirations crashed in the final stages when their bobsleigh toppled.
Former club member, KELLY THOMAS, who also claimed a 100m bronze at the 1997 European Youth Olympic Festival and also won vests for Britain at World, Junior & European U/23 Championships was also a member of the women's team and displayed her impressive form by beating much more experienced teams by finishing 11th overall following a near horror crash in the final stages.
Posted 15/01/2012 12:57