In pursuit of Olympic gold

Lucy Chaffer will represent Australia in the skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Lucy Chaffer will represent Australia in the skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

‘I’m excited to be selected,” Chaffer said. ‘It is an honour to be able to represent the country at the highest level.’

With a background in surf lifesaving, competing in Sochi has been years in the making for Chaffer, who just missed out on competing at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

Chaffer said she was disappointed after Vancouver but it made her want to work harder.

‘It made me want to become a better slider because I knew that was what it would take to make these Games,’ she said.

‘It is a choice to make these sacrifices and this is the reward now.’

The skeleton events take place during the first week of the Olympic Games. The women will compete on the morning of Thursday, February 13 at the Sanki Sliding Centre, early evening Australian time.