Dow Travers is finally relaxing
after months of intense preparations for the Winter Olympics - but all the
activity has taken its toll.
Unfortunately, Cayman’s first
Olympian in the Winter Games in Vancouver is suffering from the flu, probably a
reaction to all the demand his training has taken. He finished 69th
in the giant slalom at Whistler Creekside on Tuesday and will soon continue
skiing mainly at the Aspen Ski Club in Colorado where younger brothers Dillon
and Dean also train.
“I’m very sniffy and having to rest
up with the flu,” Travers , 22, croaked. “I’m just glad it didn’t happen before
I raced. But it’s great now to be able to unwind and watch some of the other
“I’m happy I had two clean runs in
the giant slalom. All my friends and family are really excited for me and it
was nice to help raise the profile of a small island like Cayman. Loads of
friends are going online and congratulating me. It’s been great.”