Katie Summerhayes

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Katie Summerhayes
Personal information
Born (1995-10-08) 8 October 1995 (age 23)
Sheffield
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) (5' 7)
Weight60 kg / 132 lb
Sport
CountryGreat Britain

Katie Summerhayes (born 8 October 1995) is a British freestyle skier.[1] Summerhayes competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has won two medals at FIS World Cup and one medals at FIS World Championships[2] Summerhayes carried the flag at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.

She became the first British female skier to win a medal in a World Cup event in 19 years when she finished second in the slopestyle competition in Silvaplana in February 2013.[3][4] In the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics she came 7th in the skiing slopestyle final, after qualifying in 3rd. After the Olympics she won a gold medal in slopestyle at the 2014 Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy.[5] In 2015, she became the first British female competitor to win a World Championship medal in freestyle skiing when she took a silver in the slopestyle event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships.[6]

Summerhayes initially learned to ski at the Sheffield Ski Village, an artificial ski slope (now closed) with a half-pipe and freestyle area. She also trained with the Sharks Ski Club of which James "Woodsy" Woods was also a member as a youth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katie SUMMERHAYES". Sochi2014.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "SUMMERHAYES Katie - Biographie". data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ "10 British medal hopefuls for Sochi 2014: Katie Summerhayes". BBC. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "Katie Summerhayes wins World Cup silver at Silvaplana". bbc.co.uk. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Katie Summerhayes wins gold at Junior World Championships". bbc.co.uk. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Katie Summerhayes: British skier wins world slopestyle silver". bbc.co.uk. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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