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Katie Summerhayes

World Championship Freestyle Skiing Silver Medallist

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11 February 2014Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: Who is Katie Summerhayes? Lowdown on Britain's ski slopestyle finalist

Another GB medal? Who is Katie Summerhayes?

Katie Summerhayes will be hoping to win Britain’s second medal at the Sochi Olympics when she competes in the ski slopestyle final at 9am GMT this morning.

The teenager eased into the final in third place after two strong runs in qualifying earlier today. Here are some things you may not know about the Sheffield youngster.

1. Katie is still only 18, and is competing at her first Olympics

2. She was six years old when she first started competing at Sheffield Ski Village

3. Katie was eight when she first skied on snow, in Canada

Another GB medal? Who is Katie Summerhayes?

4. She switched from half-pipe to slopestyle when she heard the sport had been accepted into the Olympic schedule in 2011

5. Katie carried the British flag at the Youth Olympics opening ceremony in 2012

6. She won the first World Cup skiing medal by a British female in 19 years last season

7. Katie found out she was in Britain’s team for Sochi by looking at Twitter

Source: http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/11/sochi-2014-winter-olympics-who-is-katie-summerhayes-seven-facts-about-britains-ski-slopestyle-medal-hopeful-4298804/