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FOCUS ON GB STARS - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Tuesday November 7, 2017 - Email this article to a friend

Madi Rowlands is 17 and one of the best freestyle skiers in the world. Our video interviews with GB Olympic hopefuls continue.



The teenager from Kent already has her hands on some Olympic metalware.

She won gold in the ski halfpipe at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in Norway in February 2016.

She followed that up with a bronze in the Slopestyle event.

Madi RowlandsMadi Rowlands, Youth Olympic Champion















She was just 15 but she'd already been identified as a rising star.

In 2013 she became the youngest British Slopestyle champion.

A year later she became the youngest member of the GB Freeski team.

She ended last season ranked second overall in the Association of Freeski Professionals (AFP) standings.

Her coach says there is more to come.

Now her focus is on the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in February.


The video below is a Team GB edit featuring Madi Rowlands' three halfpipe runs that earned her the Youth Olympic gold and the medal ceremony:

Revisit the first in our series of video interviews which focused on the GB aerials skier back on track after a serious training accident put him in a coma.

Look out for the next in the series...... coming soon.

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