BBC presenter Aimee Fuller shall be multi function piece when she covers the Winter Olympics this month, regardless of fearing she had ‘misplaced her boobs’ when competing within the Video games 4 years in the past.
Fuller, 30, represented Nice Britain in Sochi in 2014, nevertheless it was in Pyeongchang 4 years later the place the snowboarded appeared in medal competition having certified for the ultimate for the slopestyle last.
The occasion is infamous for the danger taking concerned, and Fuller was some 40 feet in the air when she was caught in the strong winds and plummeted chest first into the snow.
Fuller knew her probabilities of gold, silver, or bronze had evaporated earlier than she even hit the deck, however upon impression it wasn’t a medal that she feared leaving South Korea with out.
“My first thought was ‘Oh my God. Do I nonetheless have my boobs?’ It was brutal. I knew how fortunate I used to be to nonetheless be in a single piece,” she advised The Sun.
Fuller, who was fifth on the planet rankings on the finish of 2017, added she knew at that time her profession was over, regardless of solely being 26 on the time.
“After I hit the snow I form of knew that that was it. I assumed, ‘I’m going to be on TV as a substitute’.
“I had been doing plenty of TV coaching — something I may to get good at it — and I by no means competed once more after that Olympics.
I didn’t wish to put my dad and mom via the stress of it any extra.
“Though they’re at all times super-supportive, for anybody it’s tough watching your youngster doing one thing so harmful.”
4 years beforehand in Russia, Fuller had divided opinion after becoming a member of the BBC commentary group for the ultimate of the identical competitors, having been herself eradicated on the semi-final stage.
She was analysing stay on air when teammate Jenny Jones was a bronze medal, a novel second given it was Nice Britain’s first ever on snow.
Fuller, and co-commentators Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood, made no secret of their help for Jones in the course of the competitors, and cheered loudly when a rival fell, which means she was was assured a medal.
The incident drew greater than 300 complaints to BBC bosses, nevertheless it did not cease the channel from looking for the providers of Fuller this time round in Beijing.