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Gillings-Brier talks summer fun and a new season of training

Read about Zoe's summer which included a wedding and a return to the sport.

Zoe, you recently finished your third Winter Olympic...

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Gillings looks to hone snowboard skills in 2015

Team GB's Zoe Gillings insists next year will see her focus more on overhauling her snowboarding weaknesses as she seeks to compliment an exciti...

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Gillings curses luck after photo finish disappointment

Zoe Gillings was left cursing her luck after she narrowly failed to make the Olympic women's snowboard cross final following a photo finish in S...

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Gillings ready to upset the favourites in Sochi

Zoe Gillings believes she can challenge snowboard cross favourites Lindsey Jacobellis and Dominique Maltais and crack the podium in Sochi.

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Snowboarder Gillings advances to X Games final in Aspen

Zoe Gillings will race in the women’s snowboard cross final at the X Games as four Brits just selected onto Team GB for Sochi 2014 compete in As...

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Medal Record

Turin 2006
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Vancouver 2010
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sochi 2014
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

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Following six years of skiing Zoe turned her attention to snowboarding and competed in the British Snowboarding Championships at ten years of age.

At the age of 15 years Zoe competed at the European Youth Olympics in Finland, finishing in an impressive 6th position, then turning pro at 16 years Zoe spent two seasons in Canada.

Zoe's major breakthrough came in 2004 at the age of 19 when she took her first World Cup podium, finishing in 1st place at the South American World Cup. If World Cup Gold wasn't enough, Zoe then took Silver in the next World Cup competition securing her an overall ranking of World No 1 for the best part of the 2004/05 season. No other British athlete has ever won a podium finish at World Cup level in SBX.

Following Zoe's domination of World Cup SBX, she suffered a career threatening injury in 2005 shattering all the mid bones in her left foot. The doctor explained she would be lucky to walk again, never mind snowboard. Despite this and following 8 months intensive rehab, Zoe managed to strap on a snowboard in time for the 2006 Turin Olympics finishing in an impressive 15th place.

Over the next 4 years, despite challenging circumstances with regards to funding, Zoe fought her way back to the top of her sport, after her career threatening injury, with several World Cup podiums and a top World ranking of 5th. Zoe, having established herself as one of the UK's top Olympic snowsports athletes then secured the highest British snowsport finish at the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver finishing in 8th position.