Vintage Video: John Whitaker and Ryans Son


John Whitaker had just been chosen to jump at his sixth Olympic Games in Rio with Team Harmony's Ornellaia. In 1984 - 32 years ago - he was a pivotal member of the British team in Los Angeles with the great Ryans Son. Here they are helping Britain to a team silver - and John keeps his trademark cool head when a pole falls, they can't afford to have another, and they go on to jump the rest of the course clear.

Video courtesy of YouTube/cd22

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