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Madi Rowlands added a bronze medal today to her gold at Lillehammer Youth Winter Olympics. NEW

Madi Rowlands is a double Youth Olympic medallist after taking bronze in this afternoon’s women’s ski slopestyle final at Lillehammer 2016.

Rowlands, who adds to her gold from Sunday’s ski halfpipe event, scored 67.20 and 67.80 in her two runs – with the best counting towards the final standings. Russia’s Lana Prusakova took the gold while Lou Barin from France collected silver.

The 15-year-old made history in the halfpipe by winning Team GB’s first ever gold medal on snow and made it a Friday to remember in Lillehammer after Ashleigh Pittaway’s gold in the women’s skeleton this morning.

“I feel so happy at the moment because I didn’t expect it at all. I haven’t been on the podium that much in my career so it’s definitely that extra bit more special," said Rowlands.

“To be honest I didn’t really know what position I was in at the top of the second run. I like to stay relaxed and don’t really get nervous. I guess that helps in this sport.

“My goal now is to try to continue and make it to the Olympic Games.

“My friends and family went crazy over me winning one medal so I have no idea what they are going to do over this second one.

“The Games here have been really good. I didn’t really know many people or the other sports before coming here so it’s been good meeting new people and trying some new stuff out.”

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Madi Rowlands is a double Youth Olympic medallist after taking bronze in this afternoon’s women’s ski slopestyle final at Lillehammer 2016.

Rowlands, who adds to her gold from Sunday’s ski halfpipe event, scored 67.20 and 67.80 in her two runs – with the best counting towards the final standings. Russia’s Lana Prusakova took the gold while Lou Barin from France collected silver.

The 15-year-old made history in the halfpipe by winning Team GB’s first ever gold medal on snow and made it a Friday to remember in Lillehammer after Ashleigh Pittaway’s gold in the women’s skeleton this morning.

“I feel so happy at the moment because I didn’t expect it at all. I haven’t been on the podium that much in my career so it’s definitely that extra bit more special," said Rowlands.

“To be honest I didn’t really know what position I was in at the top of the second run. I like to stay relaxed and don’t really get nervous. I guess that helps in this sport.

“My goal now is to try to continue and make it to the Olympic Games.

“My friends and family went crazy over me winning one medal so I have no idea what they are going to do over this second one.

“The Games here have been really good. I didn’t really know many people or the other sports before coming here so it’s been good meeting new people and trying some new stuff out.”

- See more at: https://www.teamgb.com/news/madi-rowlands-at-the-double-with-youth-olympic-bronze#sthash.Ph27WBOh.dpufMadi Rowlands is a double Youth Olympic medallist after taking bronze in this afternoon’s women’s ski slopestyle final at Lillehammer 2016.

Madi Rowlands is a double Youth Olympic medallist after taking bronze in the women's ski slopestyle final at Lillehammer 2016.

Rowlands, who adds to her gold from Sunday's ski halfpipe event, scored 67.20 and 67.80 in her two runs - with the best counting towards the final standings.

Russia's Lana Prusakova took the gold while Lou Barin from France collected silver.

The 15-year-old won Team GB's first ever gold medal on snow and made it a Friday to remember in Lillehammer after Ashleigh Pittaway's gold in the women's skeleton.

"I feel so happy at the moment because I didn't expect it at all. I haven't been on the podium that much in my career so it's definitely that extra bit more special," said Rowlands.

"To be honest I didn't really know what position I was in at the top of the second run. I like to stay relaxed and don't really get nervous. I guess that helps in this sport.

"My goal now is to try to continue and make it to the Olympic Games.

"My friends and family went crazy over me winning one medal so I have no idea what they are going to do over this second one.

"The Games here have been really good. I didn't really know many people or the other sports before coming here so it's been good meeting new people and trying some new stuff out."

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Whilst on Sunday Madi won gold.

Watch Madi Rowlands win the Gold medal in the ladies freestyle ski halfpipe earlier this week (video published on 16.2.2016)

Watch to the end for Madi's comments.



Team GB has taken 16 young athletes out to Lillehammer, Norway for the Games.

Cal Sandieson (age 17)  is one of Britain's young skiing talents.

He competed in the ski slopestyle event on Friday, and came a respectible 4th place in Slopestyle.

Watch him in action performing some incredible stunts and jumps.

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