Final hill is steep ask for Musgrave

Published: 12/02/2014

Rubbish and terrible. By the sound of it you would have thought Andrew Musgrave had fallen over or finished last – not made history as Britain’s greatest ever cross-country skier at the Olympics in Sochi.

By winning the sprint in the Norwegian championships a matter of weeks ago, the 23-year-old, from Oyne, jetted into Russia riding the crest of the wave having upset the best cross-country ski-ing nation in Winter Olympic history.

However, the writing was on Musgrave’s wall – if no one else’s – as early as the qualification round of the sprint that such an achievement would not be matched. The Aberdeenshire skier placed 27th for Great Britain in 3:37.75 minutes.

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