May 20 2013 Latest news:
Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
KIERAN Norris topped all other British skiers on his way to a personal best points haul at the Welsh Alpine Championships this week.
The 17-year-old produced two stellar runs in Giant Slalom to finish fourth overall at the course in Les Crosets high in the Swiss Alps. It could have been ever better for the Felsted students who finished just .42 seconds off second place.
His fourth place finish gave him 76.56 FIS points – alpine skiing’s handicap points system which compares the world’s racers – his lowest total from a championship to date. FIS points are organised so that the best in the world in each discipline has 0 points.
Norris’ encouraging display at the Welsh Championship is good news as he prepares to travel to the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy, which starts on February 17.
Last year’s championship was good hunting ground for Norris took a third place in his age group in the Super Giant Slalom to achieve his first podium finish at a major championship before jumping two places in the very next race to take a win in the Giant Slalom.