In­flat­able pink flamingo in­spir­ing GB sprint­ers

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - RIO 2016 - Tom Cary

Bri­tain’s suc­cess in the men’s sprint events was in­spired by an in­flat­able flamingo called Wendy.

Cal­lum Skin­ner had the flamingo flown out to the Va­len­cia train­ing camp last month, and it be­came an un­of­fi­cial mas­cot. It also fea­tured in Phil Hin­des’ train­ing di­ary ‘vlogs’.

Af­ter Skin­ner and Ja­son Kenny qual­i­fied to face each other in last night’s in­di­vid­ual sprint fi­nal, Hin­des – the third of the sprint team – posted pic­tures on Twit­ter of both float­ing on Wendy in the ho­tel pool in Va­len­cia with the words: “Boom! @Ja­sonKenny107 and @Cal­lumSkin­ner are in the sprint fi­nal to­gether! #the­p­owerofwendy

Swim­ming: Skin­ner with ‘Wendy’

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