British Virgin Islands skier Sochi-bound

Skiers survey the course during qualifying for the Mens 2014 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Mogul...

Skiers survey the course during qualifying for the Mens 2014 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Mogul Competition at Deer Valley on January 11, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP)

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, Last Updated: 4:42 PM ET

Lost in the hoopla surrounding the Jamaican bobsled team's recent Olympic berth is another feel-good story from a Caribbean country.

Peter Adam Cook, of the British Virgin Islands, will compete in the men's freestyle skiing event in Sochi next month. He will be the first BVI native to compete at the Olympics since 1984, when speedskater Erroll Fraser took part in the Sarajevo Olympics.

"To me, representing the BVI in the Olympics is a huge honour," Cook told the Caribbean Journal. "I'm doing something that not a lot of people in the BVI have seen before, so I hope to open everyone's eyes to the sport that I love and make everyone proud."

Cook's family moved to Wisconsin in 2001. He currently trains in Utah.

The 21-year-old hails from Tortola, a city with all but 4,000 of the Caribbean nation's population of about 28,000.

Cook, who is ranked 18th in the world, will strive to hang with the sport's big boys in Sochi.

"My biggest goal in Sochi is to make it out of the elimination round and into (the) finals," he said. "I look at (the) finals as the main event and I would like to be recognized in that group of athletes."

 


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