Snowboarder Katie Ormerod is gunning for a Winter Olympics medal
Last Updated: 27/02/17 2:26pm
Snowboarder Katie Ormerod looks every inch a potential medal contender for Team GB at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The 19-year-old has claimed six podium places already this season and is the only Brit to have won a World Cup Big Air.
Ormerod started skiing at the age of three and began competing as a county level gymnast a year later. Her first experience of snowboarding was at a dry slope in Halifax when she was just five years old.
At 15, the Brighouse boarder became the youngest woman to land a double backflip on a snowboard, and at 16 she became the first female to land a backside double cork 1080.
She is next in action at the Burton US Open in Vail, Colorado, from March 3-5.
Big Air Snowboarding makes it Winter Olympics debut next year and Ormerod is determined to be in contention for a medal.
Click on the video above to hear from Katie and see her in action, while Katie will be competing in the Burton US Open which will be live on Red Bull TV between March 3-5