Rowan Cheshire

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Rowan Cheshire
Personal information
Born (1995-09-01) 1 September 1995 (age 23)
Alsager, Cheshire, England
Sport
SportFreestyle skiing
Event(s)Halfpipe

Rowan Cheshire (born 1 September 1995) is a British freestyle skier, specialising in the halfpipe. Cheshire competed in the 2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Voss, Norway. She placed 17th.[1] She won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Valmalenco. In January 2014 she became the first British female skier to win a halfpipe competition on the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup when she took the halfpipe event at a meeting in Calgary. This was the first Freestyle World Cup win for a British female skier since Jilly Curry won an aerials competition in 1992.[2]

She was competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi,[3] during which she was knocked unconscious whilst in training.[4][5] After the crash, she withdrew from the Olympics.[6] The accident left her with a broken nose and severe concussion, and was the first of three head injuries she sustained over a period of 18 months which resulted in her suffering severe physical and mental side effects. However, after two years away from the sport she returned to competition in December 2016, finishing fourth in a Revolution Tour event at Copper Mountain, Colorado, going on to take a top 30 finish in the first halfpipe competition of the 2016–17 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup which was also hosted by Copper Mountain, followed by a 14th place in a World Cup competition in Mammoth Mountain in January 2017.[7]

She competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics qualifying for the halfpipe skiing final.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Ski Championships - Ladies' Halfpipe". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Rowan Cheshire wins halfpipe gold in skiing World Cup". bbc.co.uk. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Rowan Cheshire". sochi2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Sochi 2014: British skier Cheshire knocked out". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Sochi 2014: British skier Rowan Cheshire remembers little of crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Sochi 2014: British skier Rowan Cheshire withdraws from halfpipe". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  7. ^ Hope, Nick (7 February 2017). "Rowan Cheshire: Concussions left me with panic attacks, but Olympic hope remains". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Rowan's redemption, a super coach". bbc.co.uk. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.