Crawford strikes national double with downhill victory

27 March 2013 / 21:38

Dougie Crawford completed a domestic double as he claimed downhill gold to add to his weekend super giant slalom victory at the alpine skiing British Championships in Meribel.

British number one Crawford underlined his position as he finished sixth overall and ranked top Brit ahead of TJ Baldwin. 

"There are some top, top guys here from France and Italy making the races very competitive," he said.

"I've skied really well but made a few mistakes, so sadly I've not made as many FIS points as I could have."

Meanwhile, Darcie Mead, a member of Team GB at last year's Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, won the women's downhill usually dominated by three-time Olympian Chemmy Alcott, who is sidelined through injury.

In the absence of Katie Summerhayes, who finished fourth at this year's World Championships, Madi Rowlands won the British women's ski slopestyle title in Tignes.

Rowlands is just 12 and finished ahead of Anna Vincenti and Chloe Hardy. World silver medallist James Woods didn't compete in the men's event, which was won by Julian Ball.

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