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The Great Britain Telemark Ski Team has ended the 2022 winter season with its best ever results, following Britain’s number one Telemark skier, Jasmin Taylor’s two wins and eight podium places.
Taylor’s consistency and results sees her finish the season as world number two (out of 31 athletes), behind Swiss skier Martina Wyss. It means Taylor is Britain’s most successful World Cup ski racer of all time and brings her tally of World Cup wins to seven in total.
Other athletes have also seen personal bests during the 2022 season. Ben Emsley achieved two top ten finishes, Tim Gough finished fifth in the World Junior Championship Sprint and also recorded a top ten finish in World Cup. Colin Dixon was consistently in the top 15, Magnus McIntosh achieved top ten in the World Junior Championships along with top 15 finishes in World Cup competition. Bonnie Price recorded top 15 places consistently and Sissi Compton recorded a top 15 place in the World Junior Championships.
Jasmin Taylor said: “There was a turning point mid-season. I had spent so much time and energy up until that point choosing what I thought would benefit my performance as a skier, and I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. So I thought that I might as well do what I enjoy more often, and then I started to get the results.
“My coach Seb is a constant support and I truly feel any success belongs to us, and all the people supporting along the way. My team-mates have improved so much and it’s showing in their results, training has been a joy this season and sharing this experience with like-minded souls is what makes it”.
Linda Kennedy Torstensson, Maier Sports’ UK representative, said: “It’s a fantastic result for the British Telemark team and especially for Jasmin who is without doubt one of the world’s best telemark skiers. Maier Sports is delighted to be supporting the team with clothing. As a sport, Telemark dovetails perfectly with our ‘Move, Move, Move’ campaign. Maier Sports is all about movement and a perfect fit which is demonstrated very effectively by Telemark skiing.”
More information about GB Telemark can be found here: gbsnowsport.com/disciplines/speed-telemark
More information about World Cup Telemark skiing can be found here: www.fis-ski.com/en/other-disciplines/telemark