Aimee Fuller

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Aimee Fuller
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Fuller competing in a World Cup event in Calgary
Personal information
Born (1991-07-21) 21 July 1991 (age 27)
Farnborough, London, UK[1][2]
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)[3]
Weight52 kg (8 st 3 lb; 115 lb)
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Women's slopestyle

Aimee Nicole E. Fuller (born 21 July 1991) is a British slopestyle snowboarder who represented Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics [1] and the 2018 Winter Olympics.[4]

Early life[edit]

Fuller was born in Farnborough, in London, and grew up in nearby Keston. She moved to Washington D.C., USA,[3] in 2003 aged 12, attending the British School of Washington, but moved back to the UK at the age of 16 to live in Northern Ireland where she attended Sullivan Upper School in Holywood.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Fuller finished 7th in the overall rankings 2013/14 .[7] She has competed at the X Games, finishing 6th in the Winter X Games in Europe, eighth in the Winter X Games XVII in 2013 and seventh in the Winter X Games XVIII in 2014.[2][8][9]

Fuller competed for Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[10] In the women's slopestyle event she scored 39.00 on her first run and 44.50 on her second run during her heat to finish tenth and so did not qualify directly for the final. She then competed in the semi-finals of the competition scoring 33.75 on her first run and 37.50 on her second run to finish in ninth place, missing out on qualification for the finals and finishing in 17th position overall.[1] Following her elimination Fuller joined the BBC Sport commentary team for the final of her event as compatriot Jenny Jones won a bronze medal, the nation's first ever Olympic medal on snow.[11] Fuller and the other members of the commentary team, Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood, cried when Jones won her medal and were criticised – by some yet enjoyed by others – for their low standard of commentary and for cheering when Jones' competitor Anna Gasser fell during her run. The incident drew more than 300 complaints and created the phrase "Jenny Jones, has just bossed the Slope Style".[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Aimee Fuller". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Profile – Aimee Fuller". British Ski and Snowboard. Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Aimee Fuller". teamgb.com. British Olympic Association. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Aimee Fuller, overall ranked 17". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. ^ Haddad, Sam. "Snowboarder Aimee Fuller on Belfast and the Northern Irish coast". The Guardian. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ Sweeney, Joanne (19 February 2014). "Snowboarder Aimee Fuller: Sochi, RunHer... and that famous TV outburst". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Aimee Fuller". TTR Pro Snowboarding. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Women's Snowboard Slopestyle – Final". ESPN. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Women's Snowboard Slopestyle – Final". ESPN. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Aimee Fuller". www.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  11. ^ a b Heritage, Stuart (11 February 2014). "The BBC Sochi team delivered BEAUTIFUL! SOLID! COMMENTARY!". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Olympic snowboarding commentary draws complaints". BBC News. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.

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