It seems crazy that riders go down an 8 meter hill at 60 km/h with 7 other riders on their side with no particular safety gear to protect the body. But Tory Nyhaug is one of those riders. The Canadian explains why in the interview right here.
Name: Tory Nyhaug Country: Canada Number in Rio: 49 Result: 5th
How did Rio turn out for you looking back at the race now? Tory Nyhaug: Happy with how I battled and competed right until the end. I did the best I could every lap regardless of anything, kept the mood light and just kept telling myself no matter what just do the best you can and be proud of yourself no matter what. Starts were off for racing so I had to compensate and race in other ways, but overall very proud.
So close to a medal. Do you re-watch the final on a regular basis? Tory Nyhaug: Yeah of course, painfully close. No I don’t watch it on a regular basis, I tortured myself with it for a bit then said