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Ron Shillingford
Photo-Journalist
Pinnacle Media Group Ltd.
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
T: 345-525-0544
E: rshillingford@pinnaclemedialtd.com

Ron Shillingford has been a journalist since 1982 and has worked in print, TV and radio, mostly in London where he was born. His favourite sport is boxing and exclusive interviews have included Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. His assignments have taken him to America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. He is also the author of three books, one of which, a martial arts handbook, has been translated into Polish, Russian and Japanese.

Ron Shillingford Blog
Jumpers are so brave
Ron Shillingford
21 February 2010

As a kid I used to marvel at the ski jumpers on TV. It looked like the most dangerous thing and nearest to flying that man could achieve. The courage, skill and technique needed was unfathomable. So it was nice to get to the Olympic Park and see it first-hand. No disappointment either. Switzerland’s Simon Ammann won with two incredible jumps. Unbelievable excitement. Great photos and atmosphere. 

As it was up in the moutains I assumed it would be freezing. Quite the opposite. Twelve degrees C was almost sauna like. Ended up carrying more than I wore. Many were in t-shirts and three teenage Canadian girls were even happy to pose in bikinis for pics.

Got into conversation with Jason and his wife Lindsey. It was the Cayman Islands logos that did it again. The couple have friends living in Cayman so know vaguely where it is. Traded my one pin for five with Jason. He was thrilled. I’ll need a separate suitcase just to carry my newly acquired collection.

 
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