Chasing the Olympic dream - Bobsleighing paralegal Lucy Onyeforo targets Winter Games glory
A paralegal by trade, I am standing at the top of a mountain in Sochi on the Russian Black Sea coast, 846m above sea level. I'm about to push a 190kg bobsleigh as fast as I can for 35m before jumping in. The sleigh will reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour while travelling along a 1,500m course, which includes 17 nerve-wracking bends. And I won't be in control of it – someone else is driving. I don't like rollercoasters and I'm not an adrenaline junkie. At 29, the first time I got in a bobsleigh was a month ago. Now I'm about to tackle the most challenging course ever designed. The question strikes me: why am I doing this?
After missing out on an athletics spot for Team GB at London 2012, Freshfields paralegal Lucy Onyeforo (pictured) made the switch to the bobsleigh. Now having bagged a bronze medal at a recent event, she tells of her ultimate aim: glory at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi
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