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Welsh Athlete Updates

February 16, 2017

We have an unprecedented amount of Welsh athletes out on the snow this season so we're keeping you regularly updated with their amazing progress! This week we're focusing on our amazing boarders.

First up, Luca Mai Hopkins...

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Snowboarder, Luca Mai Hopkins has been on snow for six weeks now and says she’s having the time of her life. She’s working hard and training six days a week in Kaltenbach as well as three evenings of fitness training alongside the GB Boardercross team.

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Luca’s coach, Steve Addicott is really happy with her progress saying that she’s now got all four 360s down and is working on getting all four of her 540s down too. She is also very comfortable on the 14m and 16m kicker line. 

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All this progress means that Luca hopes to go to the World Junior Snowboarding Championships in the Czech Republic at the end of March.

Luca also had an amazing time in Trentino last weekend at the World Rookie Tour, her second place in Groom Girls has given her automatic qualification into the World Rookie Finals in April in Austria!

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Maisie Potter

Someone who is definitely attending the World Junior Snowboarding Championships is Maisie Potter. Last time we caught up with Maisie she had just competed at World Cup level in Boarder Cross events in Bulgaria. She also gained two successive wins at FIS level boarder cross in the Czech Republic in January. She's just arrived back in the Czech Republic to attend the Junior Worlds and we wish her the best of luck! Here are some photos of her recent competitions.

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