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Today's Date: 01 August 2014
Last Updated: 31 July 2014 18:28:17 EST
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Not something to sniff about

Dow carries his skis after the big race. Ron Shillingford

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 events.

“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.”

 
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