Rising snowboard star Potter shines at British Championships

25 March 2013 / 20:42

Welsh snowboarder Maisey Potter underlined her future potential with a storming victory as she claimed gold at the British Championships in Tignes.

Potter, who was part of Team GB at last month's European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Brasov, defied difficult conditions to take the snowboardcross title ahead of Ros Kealey and 13-year old rising star Ayla Thidling. British snowboard coach James Foster retained his men's snowboard cross title.

“I’ve now won three years in a row which I am so happy about," said Potter.

"It feels brilliant. I’m loving the new resort and being in Tignes, there’s just so much to see here. I thought the course was great, it’s just a real shame about the weather.”

Meanwhile, slopestyle specialist Katie Summerhayes - now firmly established on the world scene after her fourth places at the World Championships and last week's X Games - won gold in the first freestyle skiing competition of the week.

Summerhayes, still only 17, took the title ahead of Anna Vincenti, while her 15-year old sister Molly completed the podium.

“I was really happy to get the gold. The other girls are getting stronger so I had to be on good form," she said.

"The park guys did a really good job on the course and it was well laid out. It was a shame about the weather, but all of us went for it and it was good to see people still came out to watch.”

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