13 February 2006

Australian Luge?

While you are watching the Olympic coverage the next few days, keep an eye out for the women's luge competition, particularly the Australian representative, Hannah Campbell-Pegg. She is the sister of one of my fellow teachers at Canterbury Boys. A click on her name will take you to her bio on the Australian Olympic page. Scroll down to "Major Injuries" to get an idea how dangerous this event can be. The news just aired a report on her, saying she began luging (?) only two years ago, and showed video of her riding downhill in the street on a modified sled for practice. Go the luge team!

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