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2015 Madison Rowlands
Madison Rowlands

Sport

Skiing

Achievements to date

  • 2016 - Selected to represent Team GB in the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
  • 2014 - Youngest ever overall British champion (in both halfpipe and slopestyle)
  • 2014 - Overall Female British Slopestyle
  • 2014 - Overall Female England Slopestyle Champion
  • 2014 - Overall Female British Half Pipe Champion 2014
  • 2013 - Overall Female British Slopestyle

Madi has been skiing since she was a toddler on family ski holidays and she soon began to follow her older brother Mike, through the ski park. This was where she discovered that she was a little bit crazy and loved the extreme side of the sport. She quickly progressed and began to enter competitions on dry slopes back in the UK.

In 2010, Madi competed in her first British Championships gaining valuable competition experience. In 2011 and 2012 she took home gold in all four of her age category events and in 2013 won the overall women’s slopestyle event. Madi’s impressive results enabled her to progress to the England freestyle squad and in 2014 she became the youngest member of the British Freeski team; representing GB in both slopestyle and halfpipe.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Competing at the British Championships in 2013 and taking home the Overall Female Slopestyle Gold for the first time (as well as Bronze in the Halfpipe) and Gold in all four of my age category events.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

I’ve been extremely lucky so far in that I haven’t really had any.

Most respected sportsperson

James Woods – freestyle skier

Ritual before sporting competition

I have to wear the exact same outfit that I practised in when I do my competition runs

Madi is supported by the Kent Trust for Youth Sport through a ‘Cornwallis Sporting Excellence for Individuals – Questor Award’ in association with Questor Insurance.

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