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Skiing: Daisi Daniels selected for Youth Olympics

Date published: 01 February 2019


Local skiing champion Daisi Daniels has been selected for Team GB ahead of the 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Sarajevo in February.

The former Beech House pupil, 16, is one of 27 athletes aged between 15 and 18 selected for the team by the British Olympic Association.

Daisi’s mum, Fiona Daniels said: “We are so pleased and very proud of Daisi’s achievement in being selected, as she has worked so hard.

“Daisi is so excited and thrilled to have this opportunity to be part of this 2019 GB Youth Olympic Team representing her country and is looking forward to this very special occasion Thanks to the GB Olympic Sponsors, Coaches and Officials that are making this possible.

“She is overwhelmed with family, friends, Whitworth and Rochdale’s well wishes and support she has had on social media and hope she does them all proud.”

Throughout winter, Daisi, of Whitworth, has been training in Vail, Colorado, with Colorado’s Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, under coach Andrew Keeting.

The team is currently racing in Red River, New Mexico.

Daisi will fly back to the UK to meet with the GB Olympic Team before travelling straight to the European Youth Olympics in Sarajevo.

She will then travel straight back to the United States to continue the season with Club Vail before returning to Itchen Sixth Form College in South Hampton, where she has a scholarship.

Sarajevo 2019 is the 14th edition of the EYOF and the first time it will be hosted in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Approximately 1,500 athletes from 50 European countries will take part in what is Europe’s largest multi-sport event.

Lizzy Yarnold, Team GB’s most successful ever Winter Olympian, will take on the role of the Athlete Ambassador for the team’s pre-Games assembly.

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