Golden weekend for Thea the skier

Fourteen-year-old Whitby-based skiing sensation Thea Fenwick is celebrating after winning three gold medals in the space of a single weekend.

Saturday, 2nd July 2016, 8:54 am
Thea Fenwick

The Fyling Hall School student successfully defended her English Slopestyle Championship crown on Saturday before winning the GBX Skicross Championships just 24 hours later.

“I’m stoked with my results, especially against such awesome competitors,” Fenwick told the Whitby Gazette.

“Becoming English Slopestyle Champion for the second year in a row feels amazing.

“Skicross is more difficult for me because it’s not my main discipline.

“I’ve been training to improve my speed so I’m really happy to win an overall gold medal in skicross for the first time.”

Saturday saw Fenwick travel to Chill Factore in Manchester for the Slopestyle Championships, an event organised by Snowsport England.

As reigning champion, the pressure was on the teenager, but despite this she had no problem keeping her cool and managed to produce a series of smooth technical runs.

She was delighted to not only win gold in the under-16 age group, but also to retain the overall title of English Slopestyle Champion.

On Sunday, Fenwick crossed the Pennines and switched to her race skis to compete in the GBX Skicross Championships.

The challenging course led to plenty of thrills and spills and the Whitby star put in the fastest female qualifying run to progress to the finals where she switched up a gear.

At the end of another successful day she came out on top again, winning gold in the under-30 category, beating a host of adult competitors in the process.

Next stop for Fenwick is a summer training camp in Landgraaf, Holland.