Friday, 24 January 2014

Support Our Local Champion At Sochi - Lydia Lassila

Only 14 days to go before the Winter Olympics begin at Sochi and our champion is fighting for her second gold medal.

Lydia grew up on a farm at Holden Road, Diggers Rest in a hard working and good natured family. As a little girl, she learned gymnastics and then later turned her attention to aerial skiing. There's no snow around Diggers Rest, so she would catapult off a steep ramp, do somersaults in the air, to land in a deep water filled dams. If anyone thinks that its safe sport then they are crazy.

Lydia has the heart of a lioness and the faith that she is doing her best for our nation and town.

Lydia has come a long since those early days, who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.  On 20 October 2010, Lydia was awarded by the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame the prestigious The Don award, recognising her ability to inspire as well as her achievements during 2010.

Support our girl in Russia as she takes on the world's best again.

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