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GB RACERS TO COMPETE AT JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Six promising alpine skiers have been selected for the GB Squad at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships that get under way in Norway this week.

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The Championships in Narvik will see more than 600 athletes from over 50 countries compete on the world stage between 5th and 14th March.

The six GB Snowsport athletes will compete across all six events – Alpine combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill and a mixed team event.

Owen Vinter has the busiest schedule across the event competing in five individual events (Alpine combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill) with all other GB Snowsport athletes competing in the Slalom and Giant Slalom.

Four athletes will also compete in the mixed team event.

Owen Vinter

Owen Vinter

“The FIS Alpine Junior World Championship is a brilliant event for next generation of athletes and provides a truly unique opportunity for our athletes to experience a multi-event environment with their teammates,” the Chief Executive of GB Snowsport, Vicky Gosling, said.

“We are excited to take six developing and promising athletes, who have trained hard to be in a position to represent GB Snowsport in Norway, and I hope the event will act as crucial competitive experience for them.”

Olivia Foster who will compete in Slalom and Giant Slalom said she was hugely honoured to have been selected.

“It will be fantastic to travel to such an amazing place and compete against the best athletes in the world in my age group. I am so looking forward to it!”

Ed Guigonnet is also excited to be competing for GB Snowsport.

“It’s going to be thrilling competing and comparing myself against the best skiers of my age and at the same time some of the best skiers on the World Cup circuit,” he said.

“And it will be a huge learning experience for the years to come.”

FULL GB SQUAD

Women

Victoria Palla      SL & GS

Olivia Foster       SL & GS

Men

Owen Vinter      Alpine Combined, DH, SG, SL & GS

Leo Karavasili    SL & GS

Ed Guigonnet     SL & GS

Angus Wills        SL & GS

Victoria Palla at the 2018 British Championships - photo Vanessa Fry Photography

Victoria Palla – photo Vanessa Fry Photography

GB Snowsport will select their four athletes for the mixed team event during the championships.

MAIN PHOTO: Leon Karavisili at the 2017 British National Championships by Vanessa Fry Photography

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