Zoe Gillings

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Dominique Maltais, Deborah Anthonioz, Helene Olafsen, Zoe Gillings at the 2009–10 FIS World Cup stop in Stoneham

Zoe Gillings-Brier (née Gillings, born 14 June 1985) is a Manx snowboarder.[1] She has won seven medals at the FIS World Cup.[2] Gillings has competed at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, and is scheduled to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


Gillings was born in the Isle of Man and began snowboarding at the age of 10, after switching from skiing.[3] She competes in snowboard cross, and has won seven medals at the FIS Snowboard World Cup.[4] At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Gillings finished 15th in the first ever women's snowboard cross event.[5] In the 2007/08 season, her best results were 6th at the X Games in Colorado, US, 4th in the Korean (Sungwoo) FIS World Cup final, and 2nd in the Japan (Gugi-Gifu) FIS World Cup snowboardcross final.[6] She was awarded British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year (Snowsport) 2007/08.[7] In the 2008/09 season, she finished 3rd in the FIS World Cup meetings in Valmalenco, Italy and Bad Gastein, Austria, and won the German National Championships.[6][8] She was awarded the British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year (Snow sport) for the second successive year.[citation needed] At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Gillings finished 8th in the women's event.[9] In 2010/11, she finished 3rd in a World Cup meeting in Arosa, Switzerland,[6] and in 2011/12, she finished 3rd in the boarder-cross World Cup event in Valmalenco.[10] At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Gillings finished 9th in the women's event; she missed out on the final on a photo finish.[11][12] After the Games, Gillings lost her Olympic funding.[12] Gillings-Brier has been selected for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, making her the first British snowboarder to compete at four Winter Olympics.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Gillings was homeschooled.[3] Gillings married her coach Dan Brier in August 2014, after which she changed her surname to Gillings-Brier.[13] In August 2016, the couple had their first child.[9]


  1. ^ "Zoe Gillings". TeamGB.com. British Olympic Association. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  2. ^ https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/athlete-biography.html?sector=SB&competitorid=20342&type=result&category=WC&season=ALL&sort=P&discipline=SBX&position=3
  3. ^ a b Bell, Graham (26 November 2013). "Zoe Gillings: The Olympic interview". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Pyeongchang 2018: Manx snowboarder to make GB history". BBC Sport. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Turin 2006 Winter Olympics – Snowboarding Results". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006.
  6. ^ a b c "Zoe Gillings Profile – Competition History". espn.go.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Zoe to begin Europe leg of the boarder-X World Cup". World Snowboard Guide. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Gillings Zoe – Biographie". Fédération Internationale de Ski. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  9. ^ a b Hope, Nick (18 February 2016). "Zoe Gillings-Brier inspired by Ennis-Hill for 2018 Winter Olympics". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Zoe Gillings". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  11. ^ Hope, Nick (16 February 2014). "Sochi 2014: Samkova dominates for snowboard cross gold". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  12. ^ a b "ZOE GILLINGS LOSES ALL UK SPORT OLYMPIC FUNDING". White Lines. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Zoe Gillings said YES!". International Ski Federation. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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