Tag Archives: Sochi

Kelly Gallagher Wins Sochi Gold Super G and Opening Ceremony

The Sochi Winter Paralympics 2014 has started brilliantly for Team GB and Team GG, and reached great brilliance levels this morning when Kelly Gallagher won gold for Team GB in the visually impaired Super G with the help of her guide Charlotte Evans.

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans’s 12G Performance

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a satirical comedy sports report, containing real feelings of awe and inspiration at the achievement and bravery of the Paralympic athletes.

Yes, with two Gs in Gallagher’s surname; the Super G meaning two Gs (when Green and Grey are together) in the Greenygrey world, the G of gold, the G of Team GB, the GG of Team GG, and the two Gs times two in the greenygrey colours worn by Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans that makes it a 12G performance by my reckoning. 

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans winning gold.

Sochi Paralympics Super G Results

There’s a lot more Super G at the Paralympics. Anna Schaffelhuber won the Women’s Super G Sitting for Germany. Claudia Loesch won silver for Austria. Laurie Stephens won bronze for Team USA, and Anna Turney of Team GB just missed out on a medal finishing fourth… at least she made it onto the Greenygrey!

Marie Bochet and Solene Jambaque did the double for France in the Women’s Super G Standing, with Stephanie Jallen of Team USA taking bronze.

Akira Kano and Taiki Morii did the double for Japan in the Men’s Super G Sitting, with Caleb Brousseau of Canada taking bronze.

Akira Kano is on his way to gold in the men's super-G sitting class at the Sochi Paralympics on March 9. The Paralympics are being held in Sochi, Russia, in the same venues as the recently completed Winter Olympic Games.
Akira Kano greenygreying to gold.

Markus Salcher and Matthias Lanzinger did the double for Austria in the Men’s Super G Standing, with Alexey Bugaev of Russia taking bronze.

Jakub Krako of Slovakia took gold in the Men’s Super G Visually Impaired , with Mark Bathum of Team USA taking silver. Mac Marcoux of Canada took bronze.

Good luck to all the competitors, and I hope the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics continues to proceed as greenygrey greatly as the opening ceremony:

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Final Highlights

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be remembered for many things, but its greenygreyness will probably not be one… except in the Greenygrey world that is. First of all, congratulations to Russia for putting on a great games, and winning the medal table, and also all the Winter Olympians.

Graham Bell, Winter Olympian 

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a satirical comedy sports report. Yes, after the Winter Olympics 2014 Alpine events finished at Sochi former Winter Olympian Graham Bell was asked for his Alpine stars.

In the above photo Bell is probably asking how come fellow presenter Ed Leigh gets to greenygrey, and he doesn’t. Leigh is obviously the happier of the two, to the point of looking smug.

Graham Bell’s Alpine Stars

While they came from different countries and genders, they did have one thing in common: yes, you probably guessed it, a love of greenygreying.

Perhaps fittingly, the first Alpine stars on Bell’s list were Kjetil Jansrud and Tina Maze, who have already been featured on this blog for greenygreying and Super Ging.

Ted Ligety

I have to admit that Team U.S.A.s Ted Ligety had escaped my Eddie ‘The Eagle’ eyes until Bell brought his love for greenygreying to my attention. Here’s a couple of photos of Ligety in super GGing action:

Alpine FIS Ski World Championships - Men's SuperG

 

Mikaela Shiffren

Graham Bell’s last Alpine star, Mikaela Shiffren, was another Greenygreyer that slipped through my grip.

It didn’t take me long to find some great greenygreying images of Shiffren. And here’s a couple:

 

Frame by frame: how Shiffren won the Slalom.

winter olympics2

Top Greenygrey Star

While the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will probably not be remembered as the Greenygrey Games like the London 2012 Summer Olympics; the Greenygrey is more at home in warm climates; I like to think that Team GG did contribute quite a great deal to the games.

LG Snowboard FIS World Cup
LG Snowboard FIS World Cup (Photo credit: LGEPR)

While the above Alpine skiers were undoubtedly great, for me the star greenygreyer of Sochi 2014 was the helmet of the Czech Republic snowboarder Sarka Pancochova.

In true greenygrey shapeshift dividing style, and also remembering the Hats of Hope met in the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, the helmet broke in two to break Pancochova’s fall, allowing her to compete again three days later.

In this image, featured in the same BBC Saturday highlights show as Bell’s naming of his Alpine stars, the greenYgrey helmet’s split is shown at its bottom, revealing a yellow inside.

winter olympics1

Enhanced by Zemanta

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Sports Report

What do you get if you combine the Winter Olympics men’s and women’s (in alphabetical order) Super G: yes it’s women’s and men’s (in reverse alphabetical order) Super Super GG.

Thin Lizzy
Sochi
Top ZZ
like Poetry

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, satirical comedy sports correspondent at the Greenygrey, inspired by darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

First of all I’d like to congratulate quite Thin Lizzy Yarnold for winning Team GB‘s first gold medal of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics by finishing ZZ Top in the skeleton (a type of sled).

Moreover, she showboated on her winning run with a bit of greenygreying, as seen above.

Winter Olympics Super G

Team GG couldn’t compete in the Super G as it would have been certain Gold medals for the GG team.

In the Winter Olympics context Super G stands for Super Giant Slalom.

In the Greenygrey world Super G stands for times when Green and Grey are together, like now. When they are separated, they are just G and G.

Sochi 2014 Women’s Super G

Anna Fenninger of Austria won in the women’s Super G last Saturday, and got in some great greenygreying on the way to Gold:

Sochi 2014 Men’s Super G

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won the men’s Super G gold on Sunday. He seemed determined to get in a great greenygreying shot on the way to victory:

Thanks to all the competitors for making the two Super Gs truly Super Super GG.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Sports Report

The Sochi Winter Olympics was set alight in double gold yesterday, as Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland shared gold as they finished with exactly the same time in the women’s downhill skiing. 

The Slovenian team put on a great greenygreying display at the Sochi opening ceremony, and were rewarded with their first Winter Olympics gold medal… and the first for Team GG.

Historic Women’s Downhill Double Gold

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a wacky wordplay comedy sports report from Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Tuesday was JJ-Day in the U.K. as Jenny Jones won Team GB‘s first Winter Olympics medal on snow by taking bronze in the slopestyle snowboarding.

Sochi
Double G
Double G
like poetry

Wednesday was undoubtedly GG-Day at Sochi though, with the historic double gold for Maze and Gisin.

Moreover, Gisin’s team-mate Lara Gut also made it a  Swiss GG by taking bronze.

Sochi 2014 Greenygrey 

There hasn’t looked like there’s much greenygrey at Sochi, with snow and clear skies dominating, but underneath the surface the greenygrey is undoubtedly there.

Here’s twelve more fun greenygreying photos from an image search on Google:

Enhanced by Zemanta