Greg Rutherford’s swap to bobsleigh is NOT a publicity stunt, insists Team GB star Lamin Deen, who’s ‘astonished’ by the progress of London 2012 Olympic lengthy bounce champion
- Greg Rutherford has switched sports activities and has made speedy progress on ice
- He is an element of Lamin Deen’s group searching for to qualify for the Winter Olympics
- The Team GB bobsleigh driver has been astonished by Rutherford’s progress
London 2012 lengthy bounce champion Greg Rutherford’s try to make the British bobsleigh squad is just not a publicity stunt, in line with the person poised to steer the sled within the Winter Olympics subsequent February.
Rutherford has switched sports activities on the age of 34 and has made speedy progress on ice.
He has been chosen for Lamin Deen’s group, who’re preventing for qualification to the four-man bobsleigh.
Greg Rutherford has switched sports activities on the age of 34 and has made speedy progress on ice
And Deen says he has been astonished by Rutherford’s progress.
‘At first, I used to be uncertain within the timeframe that he might make it, not simply bodily however the whole lot that comes with it,’ he stated.
‘Greg went to work with the coaches and inside every week he’d realized tips on how to carry out in a two-man sled. I used to be gobsmacked! Usually it takes 4 or 5 classes. First session he acquired it and simply saved getting higher. I assumed, “Wow, I’ve never seen anything like it”.
‘People thought it was a publicity stunt but it surely is not. To have somebody who has achieved a lot, it conjures up even the veterans.’
Meanwhile, Team GB chef de mission Georgie Harland is assured they are going to journey with a completely vaccinated group and keep away from a 21-day quarantine. ‘Most on the lengthy record are vaccinated and I’ve full confidence,’ she stated.
Rutherford has been chosen for Lamin Deen’s group in bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics