12 Feb 2014

Sport: Tonga's Bruno Banani considering bobsleigh

7:26 am on 12 February 2014

Tongan luge star Bruno Banani has hinted he will make another tilt at the Winter Olympics, but not necessarily in the same sport.

The 26 year-old, nicknamed 'The Flying Coconut, finished in 32nd place in the luge competition in Sochi.

While outside of his original aim of making the top 30, Banani says he and his team were very happy with his performance.

Bruno Banani says he's unsure if he will continue with luge and admits he is also contemplating trying his hand at bobsleigh at the 2018 Games in South Korea.

"So many people in the luge family they're also pushing me if you stop doing luge then try also bobsled because now I almost know all the luge track, which is the same for the bob. I only need some strong and fast guys from Tonga to push the top sled and then we slide down. It is only an idea but we will see. I think everything will depend on money and if it's possible it won't be hard to do it if we have the financial support."

Bruno Banani is staying in Sochi until the closing ceremony and says he's looking forward to relaxing and watching some of the other sports on offer, including ice hockey.