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Colombian cruiser Maud Davis Crossland looking to make an impact in the Bobsleigh

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Location: St Moritz, Switzerland

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When you talk about countries that excel in winter sports, Colombia rarely merits a mention.

The South American nation didn’t make its Winter Olympic debut until 2010, and over the two Games it has featured in – Vancouver 2010 and PyeongChang 2018 – just four athletes have competed.

So by comparison, the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 has an impressive Colombian contingent. 

Speedskater Diego Amaya Martinez just missed out on a podium spot in the men’s 500 metres speed skating after finishing in fourth place. 

And while medal glory is likely to be a step too far for monobob competitor Maud Davis Crossland, she is delighted to be competing in the sport that she loves on the international stage. 

Coached by Colombia’s 2018 Cross Country winter Olympian Sebastian Uprimny, Crossland only took up the sport in 2019 after her family relocated from Colombia to Salt Lake City in Utah, home of the 2002 Olympics. 

But while admitting that she knew little about it ahead of time, Crossland is relishing the opportunity that she has in St Moritz – not least the notoriety of representing Colombia here.

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