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Katie Summerhayes

World Championship Freestyle Skiing Silver Medallist


21 January 2015Katie Summerhayes becomes first British female medallist at World Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Championships in Austria

Sheffield teenager Katie Summerhayes has become the first British woman to win a medal at the World Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Championships.

The 19-year-old took silver in the ski slopestyle event in Kreischberg, Austria, behind winner and home hopeful Lisa Zimmerman.

Katie Summerhayes of Great Britain competes in the Women's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Final

Summerhayes celebrates her silver medal at the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle event

Summerhayes saved her best score for the third and final run but her mark of 82.80 was behind Zimmerman, who took the title with 85.80.

Summerhayes said: "I'm really stoked, I stepped up each run the way I wanted to.

"It's taken a lot of hard work to get here and all the girls put on an awesome performance today, it was a great atmosphere out there."

Summerhayes had finished seventh in the ski slopestyle final at last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Summerhayes (left) celebrates with Zuzana Stromkova of Slovakia (right) and Lisa Zimmermann of Germany

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2920346/Katie-Summerhayes-British-woman-win-medal-World-Freestyle-Ski-Snowboard-Championships.html