Moguls specialist Koyander ‘very ready’ for Sochi 2014

26 December 2013 / 18:30

Freestyle ski moguls specialist Ellie Koyander insists she couldn’t be more ready for the final month of build up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Koyander is bidding to make her second Olympic appearance having been the youngster member of the British team at Vancouver 2010 aged 18.

Now 22, Koyander finished 32nd at the season opening moguls World Cup in Ruka on December 14 with her best moguls finish in pre-Olympic year 29th.

Koyander will follow the World Cup tour to North America in the New Year and, 24th on her Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, she’s feeling as confident as ever.

“I was the youngest Team GB member and will be able to take that experience of already being an Olympian, along with the development I have made in the last four years, to Sochi 2014,” said Koyander.

“I have been working very hard with my coaches over the last four-year cycle towards the aim of Russia and the Sochi Games.

“I am fitter and stronger than ever before, and with more experience under my belt being four years older, I feel very ready.

“Even as an Olympian, I have had to mostly self-fund my training, competing programme for the four-year cycle leading up to Sochi.

“This means my coaches and I have had to make some tough decisions, especially leading up to Winter Olympics.

“I did however manage to spend this summer on winter snow in Australia followed by a training camp in Zermatt and then Tignes.

“It’s been home for Christmas and fitness training before retuning back to the World Cup circuit in the New Year taking place in Calgary, Deer Valley, Lake Placid and Val St Come before Sochi in February 2014.”

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