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Get closer to Sochi 2014 with unique insight from our team of top athletes. Experience the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with the Samsung Galaxy Team members.
As the Official Smartphone Partner of the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Samsung gave each Samsung Galaxy Team member their very own Galaxy Note 3. They’re capturing and sharing their experiences of the Games via the hashtag #SamsungGalaxyTeam with you.
Who are the Samsung Galaxy Team? Meet all seven of the Samsung Galaxy Team members and find out all about the sporting careers that brought them all the way to Sochi 2014.
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Team
Shelley Rudman - Skeleton
How does a girl from a quiet Wiltshire village become World Champion in the white-knuckle world of the Skeleton Bobsleigh? Sheer determination is what has propelled Shelley Rudman.
Compared to her rivals, Shelley was a late starter. After early setbacks, she went to Norway to hone her fitness and technique and then funded her own way around Europe. When she needed professional equipment to compete at the Olympic Winter Games in 2006, her home village rallied round to raise the money. Their reward was a silver medal, Team GB’s only medal of the Games.
Shelley has been a flag bearer for Team GB at Vancouver 2010 and cemented her world-class status by becoming World Champion in 2013. With a history like this, it was inevitable that she would compete at Sochi 2014.
Eve Muirhead - Curling
The ancient sport of Curling is in Eve Muirhead’s blood. Her Dad competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1992 and she has been honing her skills on the ice since the age of nine. Such dedication has brought numerous honours including four times Junior World Champion, a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships, and victory at the 2013 Women’s World Curling Championships.
However, the Olympic Winter Games represent unfinished business. Eve was part of Team GB who reached the semi-finals at Vancouver 2010, and this has given her a lot of motivation for Sochi 2014.
Billy Morgan - Slopestyle Snowboarding
In 2011, Billy Morgan astonished the world of snowboarding with the first ever Triple Rodeo. Caught on camera for the first time, the daring move made Billy an overnight internet sensation and provided the motivation to qualify for Sochi 2014. This amazing achievement is a long way from his early years growing up in Southampton. Billy was a gymnast until the age of 13, and didn’t strap on a snowboard until he was 17.
Billy finished 2013 second in the world rankings and finished 4th in the World Championships. The goal of Slopestyle Snowboarding is to perform many difficult tricks, with an emphasis on performing a variety of manoeuvres on a course featuring a number of rails and jumps. The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is the first time for this snowboarding discipline to appear in the competition.
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