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English ski legend Alain Baxter touched down on home soil today, gladly appearing off Britain’s to begin with Olympic decoration in his sport The 28-year-old Scot gotten a hero’s welcome as he arrived at Edinburgh air terminal new from his victory i

English ski legend Alain Baxter touched down on home soil today, gladly appearing off Britain’s to begin with Olympic decoration in his sport
The 28-year-old Scot gotten a hero’s welcome as he arrived at Edinburgh air terminal new from his victory in Salt Lake City
Dozens of individuals swarmed round the sportsman after he ventured off a interfacing flight from London
He was welcomed by family what’s more, friends, numerous of whom had voyage from his home town of Aviemore early this morning to be there to welcome him home
His glad mother Sue Dickson, 54, battled back tears as she kissed him on the cheek as he postured for photographs
Wearing his Awesome England tracksuit, Baxter, who is nicknamed the Highlander, waved to fans what’s more, held up the bronze award he secured at the Winter Olympics
Two flautists from his home town stood either side of him what’s more, played a mixture of tunes, counting Blossom of Scotland
The skier, who lives what’s more, works in Aviemore, caused a few discussion at the Diversions at the point when he colored his hair blue what’s more, white to look like the Saltire flag
The Olympic bronze medallist afterward talked for more than 30 minutes at a pressed press meeting at a close-by hotel
He said he accepted his accomplishment would empower more youths to take up skiing what’s more, proceed the brandish indeed at the point when they went through awful times, both fiscally what’s more, on the slopes
He was still coming to terms with his victory what’s more, was looking forward to returning to Aviemore for a mass festivity tonight
“I’ve been inquired how I felt after the win what’s more, how I feel now, yet I still don’t know how to answer,” he said
“It was a peculiar race, the folks gave 150% what’s more, were going so quick what’s more, a few had terrible luck, be that as it may that can happen at those speeds
“But I had a great week’s build-up some time recently what’s more, my skiing was going well so I felt good
“I was a little bit anxious about it be that as it may I had nothing to lose ”
The medallist told how he was “ecstatic” about being back in Scotland what’s more, meeting up with family what’s more, companions he had not seen for a few time
He too uncovered how he felt no ill will to group managers at the point when inquired to change the shading of his hair amid the diversions so that it would not look like the Scottish flag
“That’s the rules We are dashing under the Union Jack Be that as it may I did it since I got the epithet ‘Highlander’ last year
“But I was not going to agitate anybody so I changed it to all blue ”
Sporting a freshly-painted blue cross on his head today, Baxter said he trusted his noteworthy win would give a much-needed support to competitors in Incredible England taking part in winter sports
“The don has got a enormous base at the minute what’s more, there are parcels of individuals much more youthful than me taking part, yet they require offer assistance to keep them on the right path
“Some individuals think this victory came overnight to me yet it didn’t It took 11 a long time to get here Be that as it may I say we do require to get more junior development ”
His previous coach, John Clark, who presently trains Baxter’s cousin, Lesley McKenna, who contended in the snowboarding occasion at the Olympics, agreed
He said: “Real venture is required prevalently for individuals between the ages of 19 what’s more, 25 who frequently have a genuine trudge conveying on
“We require to look at additional subsidizing what’s more, sports bodies over the UK ought to get together to talk about this issue as we truly have a incredible shot here to underwrite on genuine success
“This was not a fluke result, Alain has appeared what hard work what’s more, responsibility can achieve, indeed in a nation not that suited to winter sports Yet with support, individuals can go to other places to train ”
He went on: “But you know, one of the best things is that from presently on, English skiers will have a extremely extraordinary ride in chair-lifts on inclines around the world from presently on
“No longer will individuals be capable to giggle what’s more, inquire in the event that there are as a matter of fact any skiers in this country, not presently we have an Olympic medallist among us ”
Baxter said he was presently looking forward to a couple of days rest some time recently choosing what to do in his close future
He said he would return to Europe in about a week to proceed his training

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