The GB U21 Alpine skiers are back from the FIS World Junior Championships Bansko 2021 in Bulgaria with some encouraging results. The men’s team comprised Ed Guigonnet, Owen Vinter and Toby Case and the women’s team was Abi Bruce, Liv Foster and Daisi Daniels.
The race piste was the Giant Slalom course that was used in the Men’s World Cup the previous weekend, which made it a challenging one – steep, difficult and icy. Despite this the GB athletes put in some strong performances and achieved some very promising results.
Super G: Ed 13th, Owen 19th
Giant Slalom: Ed 27th (from bib 52)
Slalom : Owen 24th (from bib 45)
Giant Slalom : Abi 21st (from bib 46), Daisi 26th (from bib 47), Liv 32nd (from bib 44)
Ed’s 13th in the Super G is the best male result since Charlie Raposo in Are, Sweden in 2017 and best GB speed result this century! Abi’s 21st in the Giant Slalom is the best woman’s GS result since Chemmy Alcott in Tarvisio, Italy in 2002. Daisy Daniels also put in a strong performance particularly in the GS coming in 26th, the last time Great Britain had two women in the Top 30 of any Alpine discipline was Amanda Pirie and Chemmy Alcott in Quebec, Canada in 2000.
Congratulations to all the athletes who took part in the FIS World Junior Championships 2021. It was great experience for all the GB participants with promise of exciting things to come.