Para Snowboard double World Championships medalist triumphs in voting among elite athlete community
Nina Sparks – whose 2022/23 season included a stunning double medal winning showing at the Para Snowboard World Championships, and the Europa Cup overall title – has been named Athletes’ Athlete of the Month for March 2023.
With roughly 1,100 British Elite Athletes’ Association members from over 40 sports invited to vote, Sparks earned the trophy following a monrh of remarkable personal successes.
Speaking after the vote, Nina said:
“It’s absolutely amazing. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d win – so it’s awesome that I have. The paragraph that was written about me for my nomination, I read it and was like: ‘Oh, wow. Yeah, that is quite cool – I have achieved a lot this season!
“Charlotte Bankes [Snowboard Cross World Cup member and fellow Athlete of the Month nominee] is one of the people I find extremely inspiring, so the fact we were nominated in the samemonth was like ‘Oh, wow! This is cool.’ – I find her so inspiring.”