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Ryan Dollard speaks to proud parents of Cumbrian Olympic skater David King

There was disappointment in the figure skating arena for Cumbria's David King yesterday.

He and partner Stacey Kemp were knocked out of the pairs programme before the medal round after a fall during their dance.

But Sochi 2014 has still been a great experience for them and their families. Ryan Dollard met David's parents and Stacey's mother in Sochi a little earlier today.


David King's partner falls once more during routine

British pairs skaters Stacey Kemp and David King encountered more Winter Olympic heartbreak in their short programme at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

The English couple, who are engaged, made their first appearance in Sochi at the team event last week and King admitted they were far from their best after Kemp had crashed to the ice following a throw.

And the eight-times British champions were in more trouble on Tuesday night when Kemp fell once more during their routine, for which they were awarded 44.98 after a one point deduction.

Cumbrian David King competes at Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics officially gets underway on Friday but Cumbrian David King gets his Games underway today.

The twenty-nine year old figure skater from Curthwaite near Carlisle will compete in the team pairs short program with his partner and fiancee Stacey Kemp this afternoon.

The couple, who also represented team GB at the Vancouver games four years ago, are hoping for a top ten finish in the pairs event.

Our region has strong medal hopes later in the games with both the men's and women's Curling teams having strong representation.

Lockerbie has produced three of GB's ten strong squad in Ann Sloan, David Murdoch and Claire Hamilton. Both teams have the form and talent to medal in Russia this year.