Violinist Vanessa-Mae competes in Sochi

Violinist Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn, set to ski for Thailand, waves during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

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Like other Olympians, pop violinist Vanessa-Mae got to live her dream ... but a lot slower than everyone else.

Short on both style and speed, she finished a distant last of 67 racers who completed the giant slalom. Her time of 3 minutes, 26.97 seconds over two runs was 50.1 seconds slower than the new Olympic champion, Tina Maze of Slovenia.
— Associated Press

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