Is Venezuela's Adrian Solano the world's worst skier? (Short answer: Yep)

Submitted by: m3dm3d 1 month ago Sports


The 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships opened yesterday at Lahti, Finland, and already provided some Olympics-worthy moments, when Venezuelan Adrian Solano appeared to be on skis for the first time ever.

As he explained to the BBC, since there is no snow in tropical Venezuela, he only trained on wheels before. Of course, he planned to train on snow for a month before the event, stopping by Sweden between his Caracas-Paris flight and this week championships in Finland.

However, things did not go well for him when he reached the EU immigration checkpoint in Paris. Given the chaotic situation in Venezuela, immigration officers were very careful when they saw the young man with only 28€ in his pockets. The "Cool Runnings"-like answer "I am a professional skier from Venezuela who wants to see snow for the first time," did not convince authorities, resulting in Adrian to be placed in a deportation center for a month.

Is immigration to blame?
There are 11 comments:
Male 139
He's wasting a whole bunch of peoples time who actually took this seriously. If he had crashed in to someone, ruined their record setting time. We'd think differently. Makes a serious competition look silly, don't think that's gonna be much appreciated by the actual athletes.
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Male 90
This poor dude looks like he truly regrets his decision after he goes down that hill the first time.
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Male 226
He must have been doing that for a bet ... no? Mind you Eddie the Eagle Edwards did the same with ski jumping. Ten out of ten points for trying!
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Male 209
Cheers to the underdog. Good on him.

That water looks far to solid for my liking. If it was me, I would have got to that first corner, said screw it and went to the pub.
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Female 120
Has heart.
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Male 231
That's awesome. Bless the man's heart!
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Male 226
mrsnowmeiser Ya, my sentiments exactly :)
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Male 15
this made my day!
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Male 1,310
I have to say not the worst, I don't even know how to put skis on.
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Male 1,240
insaneai What are skis? 
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Male 1,310
oobaka Well played.
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