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Ten athletes selected to British Telemark squads for 2023/24 season

A ten-athlete World Cup and FIS squad will represent British interests on the Telemark circuit for the 2023/24 season.

Following the completion of the selection process, Colin Dixon, Timoté Gough, Magnus McIntosh and Jasmin Taylor have all been confirmed as World Cup Squad members, while Sissi Compton, Alec Dixon, Jamie Dykes, and Josh Wisbey have also been provisionally named in the World Cup Squad pending coach-led reviews across the Autumn.

Ben Emsley and Bonnie Price are named in the FIS Squad, while for Dykes and Wisbey, the coming season marks their first time selected to the GB Telemark Squad.

The World Cup Squad comes into the new season off the back of a range of excellent results in the 2022/23 season, most notably a fifth in the overall standings and third in Sprint standings for Jaz Taylor alongside a silver medal in Parallel Sprint and bronze in Classic at the World Championships, multiple top-20 World Cup finishes Colin Dixon, consistent top-25 World Cup placings for Magnus McIntosh, and regular top-15 finishes, a fourth place at the World Junior Championships for Tim Gough, and multiple top-20 World Cup finishes and a personal best sixth place in the World junior Championships for Sissi Compton.

Adrian Pery, GB Telemark discipline committee chair, said: “The dedication and determination of our Telemark athletes on and off the slopes is second to none, and every one of the ten athletes selected to represent the nation this season should be enormously proud of everything they have achieved already. The life of a Telemark racer involves huge commitment, and no little sacrifice, and I am certain that they will continue to represent the country with distinction.”

Magnus Mcintosh, World Cup Squad Member, said: “I’m delighted to be back on the World Cup squad. I’m looking forward to next season and being back with the team, aiming for some top 15 finishes and more races under my belt.”

Ben Emsley, FIS Squad Member, said: Telemark skiing is a captivating dance, where free heels and knee-dragging lunges intertwine. It’s an honour to be part of the Telemark family, proudly representing Great Britain on the slopes.”

The Telemark World Cup circuit returns to competition in mid-December, with the first scheduled races of the season due to take place in Pinzolo, Italy. The GB Telemark team were kindly sponsored for the 2022/23 season by dedicated supporters including Leggett Immobilier International, dartbus, Point 6, VOLA, and Maier Sports, whose commitment to the team played a vital role in the outstanding performances delivered across the squad on the World Cup and FIS race circuits, and at the World Championships and World Junior Championships.

WORLD CUP SQUAD

Sissi Compton*

Alex Dixon*

Colin Dixon

Jamie Dykes*

Timoté Gough

Magnus McIntosh

Jasmin Taylor

Josh Wisbey*

FIS SQUAD

Ben Emsley

Bonnie Price

*selection pending coach reviews in autumn 2023

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