Skier Musgrave left looking for a tonic after illness

Published: 24/02/2014

Andrew Musgrave’s second Winter Olympic campaign was destined not to finish on a high as illness prevented him from being competitive in the cross-country ski-ing finale in Sochi yesterday.

Musgrave, from Oyne near Insch, was left bitterly disappointed after failing in the quarter-finals of the sprint as his games got up and running – a measure of how far he has come as that was a best British performance.

He had toiled in the 15km classic before Andrew Young’s heart problems meant the duo were forced to pull out of the team sprint.

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