Rowan Cheshire

First British Female Skier to Win World Cup Gold

Rowan Cheshire became the first British female skier to win a World Cup halfpipe title with victory in Calgary in January 2014.

That was the first Freestyle World Cup win for a British female skier since Jilly Curry (mother of fellow freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace) won an aerials competition in 1992, and followed her bronze at the World Junior Championships in Valmalenco the season before.

Cheshire was selected to compete at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games but a concussion forced her to withdraw from competition.

A series of head injuries took her out of the sport for the best part of two years, however she returned to high level competition in 2016 where she took a podium place at the Rev Tour in Copper Mountain, USA.