The Ski World Cup is a great thing for all winter sports fans. Dave Ryding is still an optimist despite his age. He still believes that he can compete with the younger ones. Dave will give his best and try to achieve the goal he has in mind.
“Like always, I just want to compete with the best in the world. If my best skiing gets me a top 10 or a podium then that’s great,” said Ryding, as quoted by eurosport.com
"I still believe I can do it. Even though I’m 36, I still believe I can match the young guys, otherwise I wouldn’t do it.
In the first run I was in the mix, just the second I made a mistake.
The skiing is there, we’ve just got to keep going”. Throughout the course of the competition, Ryding had a difficult performance right from the start and was not able to achieve what he had hoped. In winter sports, a single mistake can always have fatal consequences.
Despite this, he will only be able to learn from the experience and use it as a guide for the future. “It was intense, difficult. The snow, everything today,” he said.
“I was trying, I thought I had a good rhythm at the top.
And then I tried to let my skis go maybe one or two gates too soon and I got this ejection from the piste and then it was over.
I knew it was over but I tried to ski well to the finish, but not my day today”.
Currently, what he is trying to do is keep his head strong and not let anything get in the way of that.
Despite what Ryding has experienced so far, he is aware of how things can change in the rest of the season. At the end of the day, it could be his experience that decides the outcome. There is no doubt that Ryding will work hard, prepare, and try his best to accomplish what he set out to achieve.