JASMIN TAYLOR BREAKS GB RECORD FOR WORLD CUP SKI MEDALS
26th January 2020 | Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Last modified on January 28th, 2020
She’s the most successful British skier of all time. The telemarker has more World Cup podiums than any other GB skier.
Taylor did it with a bronze medal in a sprint race at Pralognan-la-Vanoise in France on Saturday.
It came in the second World Cup race this season.
She had finished fourth in the first race.
The 26-year-old, who is based in Chamonix in the winter, now has an incredible 30 World Cup medals.
She has beaten the record set by Jilly Curry, the freestyle (aerials) skier, who competed for GB between 1984 and 1994.
Taylor equalled Curry’s record in February 2019 but was unable to break it in her final two races of last season.
Now she’s done it.
She finished behind Johanna Holzmann of Germany in first and Switzerland’s Amelie Wenger-Raymond in second.
If Taylor were competing in almost any other discipline, her achievement would be all over the sports pages of the mainstream media.
But telemark skiing gets little coverage.
It is not in the Olympics – though not for want of trying.
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Telemark is very much the poor relation of the ski family.
That’s not how we see it here at PlanetSKI.
We recognise this record for what it is.
Congratulations Jasmin Taylor.
Next up – a series of three World Cup races in Samöens, France from 29th to 31st January.