Britain’s first-ever alpine World Cup winner known as Skier Dave Ryding says; it is a “do or die” matter in Beijing for a Winter Olympic medal.
He is 35 years old now and he has adopted a more aggressive mindset this season in January, it paid dividends in Kitzbuhel, Austria, where he won the slalom.
He told BBC Sport: “I take stress, and that incorporates a DNF.”
To win a medal, Great Britain has yet at these Games.
It is his fourth Winter Olympics, and each time, Ryding has improved his result.
In 2010, he finished 27th in Vancouver, 17th in Sochi, and four years ago, ninth in Pyeongchang.
He stated that I am whittled it down to ninth, and if I can, let’s whittle it down some more.
He was also added that “It will be doing it or die, or anything can happen.”
In Pendle, Ryding, who learned to ski on a dry slope, Lancashire, has been in great form all season, and it was not a surprise, although his win was historic to those who heed the sport closely.
In his career, he has had three other top-three finishes and 23 top 10s.
Onto the top, it was, though; a huge relief for Ryding to finally step off the podium.