USA ski halfpipe phenomenon Aaron Blunk, who won a medal at Innsbruck 2012, was grilled by fans on every topic from his favourite trick to what he is eating!When asked if he was going to bring a medal back for the USA he replied: “I really hope so, that is my main goal!” He was also asked about how the Youth Olympic Games had helped him on his path, to which he replied: “The experience at the YOG has helped me realise how big we can make our sport!” For those out there who are inspired by Aaron want to try out ski halfpipe, he recommends simply: “get some skis, go to a ski area, have some fun!”
Keeping with the extreme, we also chatted to Slovenian snowboarders Tim-Kevin Ravnjak and Jan Kralj just before they competed on the Olympic stage. They explained how they get the big air that wows the crowd.Yesterday we chatted to lugers Summer Britcher and Tucker West (USA) on everything from how fast they go – a whopping 90mph - to what their favourite Youth Olympic moment was – which was simply winning gold at Innsbruck 2012!Stay tuned for more live chats with #youtholympics athletes
Scene from the closing ceremony of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug. 28, 2014.
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Nanjing 2014 – one year on!
Triathletes, rowers and riders test the water in Rio