I want to get SA skiing on the map - Alpine skier Connor Wilson at Winter Games
Alpine skier Connor Wilson says he hopes to increase the visibility of competitive skiing in South Africa.
Wilson has been representing SA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and is the only athlete to fly the flag this year.
#SouthAfrica's lone #WinterOlympics competitor Connor Wilson, followed by technical official Sive Speelman arrive at the #OpeningCeremony of the #PyeongChang 2018 #OlympicGames on Friday.— 7s in South Africa (@BlitzBokke) February 9, 2018
(Photo: Christian Bruna/EPA) pic.twitter.com/VBukXZShnE
The 21-year-old says he wants to inspire other young South Africans to participate in the Winter Olympics one day.
Things have been really going well.Connor Wilson, Skier Connor representing SA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
I've been training the past couple of days.Connor Wilson, Skier Connor representing SA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
The conditions are quite harsh up here, but I'm acclimatising well. I'm really enjoying it.Connor Wilson, Skier Connor representing SA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
I've got my mom and my dad here and my brother is also coming to watch.Connor Wilson, Skier Connor representing SA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
I want to get South African skiing on the map and give kids the confidence to try it out and get into ski racing and hopefully one day get to the Olympics as I am doing now.Connor Wilson, Skier Connor representing SA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
He spoke about his experience of the Winter Games opening ceremony, how he started skiing and his love for the competitive sport.
Take a listen to his inspiring story:
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