SUCCESS ON THE SLOPES FOR COLLEGE AND COUNTRY
Our young skiers raced to a series of podium finishes on the slopes of Les Deux Alpes at the Independent School Ski Championships (ISSC) while Lower Sixth pupil Louis (H) enjoyed success of his own as he qualified for the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Louis’ hard work during both the indoor and outdoor competition seasons paid off as he accumulated enough points to qualify for the Slalom and Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing events at the Winter Youth Olympics in January.
He not only represented Belgium but was also chosen as his delegation’s flag bearer, proudly waving the flag at the opening ceremony.
Racing against a field of older competitors was always going to be a tough challenge but Louis acquitted himself superbly at his first Games, finishing 23rd amongst more than 50 competitors in the Men’s Slalom.
At the ISSC, Faulkner’s pupil Orlando (LH) provided Bradfield’s first success, conquering poor weather conditions to finish third in the U14 group and sixth overall from a field of over 150 competitors in the Boys’ Slalom.
He went on to race in the Giant Slalom where he finished just outside the medal places, finishing in fifth.
In the senior races, Lower Sixth pupil Emilia (J) excelled on quick courses in both the Slalom, where she picked up a bronze, and the Giant Slalom, where she went one better to take silver.
Christabel (K) and Lavinia (K) were both placed in the top ten in the U18 Slalom, finishing seventh and eighth respectively, while Johanna (J), competing in her first championships for Bradfield, finished eighth in the U16 category.
Our girls raced to more top ten finishes in the Giant Slalom where Johanna claimed seventh and Christabel eighth while Cara (K) and Lavinia also placed in the top 20 of the U18 competition.
The senior boys went on to claim two more medals on the final day of the competition.
Just two-tenths of a second separated Oliver (A) and Edu (A) in the Giant Slalom with the boys taking home the silver and bronze medals respectively.