Twickenham to Tignes: Ski racer Emelie Jennings claims bronze

Ski racer Emelie Jennings capped a strong week at the 2019 GB Alpine Championships by picking up the bronze medal in the under-14s slalom.

The 13-year-old set a combined time of 1:48.63 on the slopes in Tignes, as she finished just three hundredths of second short of the runner up.

It was a fine display by the CDC Racing skier, who was left delighted when she picked up her prize.

“My best discipline is probably giant slalom so I was expecting to be better than the other days but it was still very pleasing to get a medal,” said Jennings, from Twickenham but currently living in Switzerland.

“The course was really nice for the giant slalom, tough but that’s what ski racing should be.

“It was fun to take part and felt nice and fast – when it’s like that it’s just nice to make the bottom.

“Racing here is really fun and nice and competitive for all of us.”

The children’s championship runs in Tignes from April 8 to 12, with more than 300 competitors taking part across 12 different disciplines and age groups.

It follows a week of exhilarating action for the GB Delancey Alpine Championships, where some of the country’s best senior skiers take to the French slopes to battle it out in for a host of silverware.

The event is a breeding ground for the next generation of British alpine talent, as the UK aims to become one of the top five Olympic ski and snowboarding nations by 2030.

And Jennings is a shining example of the potential stars of the future, one of many to appear at the championship in France.

She also registered a seventh-place finish in the Super G with a time of 1:02.25, but crashed out in the slalom.

“I fell in the slalom and was annoyed by that but other than that the week has been really, really fun,” she added.

“The Super G I did not do very well but came seventh and the times were all quite tight.

“The atmosphere is all friendly and it’s just nice to take part and be a competitor here.”

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