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GB SKIER EQUALS WORLD CUP RECORD - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
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Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor has clocked up her 29th podium, equalling the all-time British record.

 

 

The 25-year-old won a bronze medal in the classic race at the Telemark World Cup finals in Krvavec, Slovenia on Thursday.

She has equalled the record set by Jilly Curry, the freestyle (aerials) skier, who competed for GB between 1984 and 1994.

Curry - whose son is the current GB aerials skier and Pyeongchang Olympian, Lloyd Wallace - won 29 medals, including three golds.

She also competed at two Winter OIympics.

Taylor had a chance this weekend to break the record with two more races in Slovenia - the parallel sprint on Saturday and the sprint on Sunday.

Breaking the record will have to wait.

She finished equal 5th on Saturday and was just off the podium in 4th on Sunday.

After her final race, Taylor tweeted:

I couldn't do it this season, but there's always next year! Thank god because I am exhausted 😂

Equalling the record is still an impressive achievement.

And Taylor has finished the season second in the World Cup classic rankings, second in the sprint rankings and third overall.

Jasmin Taylor 2nd in overall sprint rankingsTaylor (left) finishes the season 2nd in the sprint rankings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will be interesting to see if the mainstream media pick up on Taylor's success.

Jasmin TaylorJasmin Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telemark skiing suffers from being the poor relation of the other snowsports disciplines.

Unlike aerials skiing, it is not in the Olympics.

Efforts to change that have come to nothing, as we reported last year.

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Taylor achieved her record-equalling 29th podium in Thursday's race, finishing behind the World Cup leader Amelie Wenger-Reymond of Switzerland and Germany's Johanna Holzmann.

Telemark podium, Kravavec, 14 Feb 2019Podium 29 for Taylor (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last weekend she picked up two third places in Germany.

She now has seven World Cup podiums this season alone.

The races in Krvavec were the last World Cup of the season but there is still the World Championships to come.

They will be held in Norway in March.

We think it's about time Jasmin Taylor was given some proper recognition.

She deserves it.

And what's more, she's a thoroughly nice and modest human being who we had the pleasure to meet at the GB Telemark fundraising dinner last summer.

Jasmin Taylor & Jane Peel Jasmin Taylor with PlanetSKI's Jane Peel - photo Jay Norman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Well done Jaz from all of us at PlanetSKI.

And in more GB medal news....

On his 16th birthday Gabe Adams has won Team GB's first medal of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Sarajevo.

Having qualified through to the big air final by finishing third in his heat, Adams fell on his first run in the final to sit in 9th.

However his next two runs were amongst the best in Thursday's final, seeing him move up the leaderboard to win the bronze medal.

Gabe AdamsGabe Adams with his medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See our feature on Gabe Adams from last summer:

"I'm super excited to have won [the bronze medal] - it was such a good experience," said Adams.

"I managed to put down a pretty decent run that got me into third.

"I wasn't expected to win like that - my mum and dad were so excited; my mum even cried a bit.

"It's been wicked that they even came to watch - I can't thank them enough."

EYOF 2019 snowboard big air medallistsBig air medallists with Adams on the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winner was Switzerland's Nick Puenter (184.25), just edging Lithuania's Motiejus Morauskas (183.00), with Adams (169.25) leaping four places on his final run to get on the podium.

GB's Lewis Moore also qualified through to his second final of the week, ultimately finishing in 11th.

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