Violin Star Vanessa-mae To Compete In Olympics
Vanessa-Mae is going for the gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics - the classical violinist is set to compete as a downhill skier.
The 31-year-old musician is strapping on her skis to represent Thailand in the downhill alpine event at the upcoming games, which will be held in Sochi, Russia.
The star, full name Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, is a British citizen but holds a Thai passport because her father, Vorapong Vanakorn, is a national of the Asian country.
She explains, "I started skiing at the same age as the violin."