Announcement of Britain’s Telemark squad for the 2022/23 season sees nine athletes confirmed to represent Britain as the new season approaches
A six-strong World Cup squad headed by 2022 World Cup runner up, Jasmin Taylor, leads the British Telemark squad, with a total of nine skiers named in confirmation of the roster of athletes who will represent the nation through the 2022/23 season.
Sissi Compton, Colin Dixon, Ben Emsley, Timoté Gough and Magnus McIntosh join Taylor in the World Cup Team, with Alec Dixon, Louis Hatchwell and Bonnie Price making up a three-person FIS Team.
Among the squad’s achievements last year were nine podiums including a pair of victories in Les Houches for Taylor, two World Cup top-10s for Emsley, 13 top-20 finishes for Dixon, Gough’s seven top-10s including a top-5 at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in only his second season of competitive racing, top 10s for McIntosh in in Thyon-4-Vallees, and twice in Murren in World Cup and FIS Junior World Ski Championships races, and seven top-20s for Compton, the youngest member of the World Cup Team at 19 years old.
Adrian Pery, Telemark Discipline Committee Chair, said:
“British Telemark skiers continue to have an outsized impact at the world’s biggest Telemark competitions, and their track record is a real source of pride for British skiing.
“All nine members of the squad are exceptional competitors and athletes, and they richly deserve their spots in the 2022/23 season squad.”
Jaz Taylor said:
“Last year the whole team put down some amazing results, and showed the world that we can be a real force in Telemark racing.
“I’ve been involved in the sport for long enough now to have seen a lot of the team come through the ranks, and I can honestly say that this is one of the most exciting squads we’ve had in the time I’ve been racing.
“We’re all fully focused on the season ahead, and we’ll all be doing our best to make the country proud.”
The 2022/23 Telemark World Cup season begins in Les Contamines from 6-9 January 2023, with the first FIS race in Hintertux due to be held on 2-3 December 2022.