Team of Athletes from South Pacific Hit the Slopes

THE team of athletes from the South Pacific island couldn’t hide their delight as they went sledging on the slopes of Braehead’s Snow Factor. [Daily Record]

The 11-member team from Vanuatu, an Pacific island nation over 1,000 miles east of Australia, sledged down the Soar slope at Braehead in Glasgow yesterday.

Mr Shing said: “We’ve never seen snow before because it never gets that cold in Vanuatu, so we were really excited to get the chance to play around on some.  [Heart News]

Ian Anderson, Operations Manager at Soar INTU Braehead, said: “Im’ sure seeing snow for the first time and getting the chance to enjoy sledging was an amazing experience for the athletes.

Jamie Smith, owner of Snow Factor, said “We’re delighted to welcome Team Vanuatu to Snow Factor and help them celebrate the end of their Games experience with a visit to our real snow slopes. [Independent i.e.]

Team flag-bearer Yoshu Shing, 22, beat 16-year-old twins Rosanna and Roanna Abel in the race down the slope. All three competed in table tennis during the Commonwealth Games.  [Evening Telegraph]

“I might not have won a medal at the Commonwealth Games but winning gold at the sledging makes up for that.

“We’ve already had a great time while we have been in Glasgow, and this will be yet another brilliant memory to take home with us.”  [Belfast Telegraph]

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