WHile it is fair to say that the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have been a huge success so far, there is one person who is missing from the games, who the Canadian team especially, will all be thinking during the course of the events. With the ski half-pipe making its Winter Olympics debut, everybody will be thinking of the late great Sarah Burke.
Sarah Burke was a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist and was the pioneer in getting the ski half-pipe included in the Sochi Winter Olympics. As well as pushing for the games to take place, Sarah was one of the favourites for the event, before she unfortunately passed away following a crash in January 2012.
Canadian star Rosalind Groenewoud was the protegé of Sarah Burke and she has insisted that she will dedicate her efforts at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to her mentor. Rosalind says that the whole of the Canadian team will feel her loss at the Olympics but that Sarah will be in their hearts.
Groenewoud was chatting to The Star recently, when she explained to them, "It is very sad she won’t be there and I’ll miss her. Our entire team will be taking her with us in our hearts. I know everyone looked up to her and loved being on a team with her."
Rosalind Groenewoud will take place in the women's ski half pipe which will get underway on Thursday.