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Friday, February 15, 2013
ENGLAND Ski Team member Kieran Norris was victorious over all other British skiers at the recent Welsh Alpine Championships at Les Crostes in the Swiss Alps.
The 17-year-old Felsted pupil produced two fantastic runs, leading him into fourth place and only 0.42 seconds off second position.
Norris came away with 76.56 FIS points, an alpine handicap scoring system which enables comparison to world’s racers. This system is designed so the world best in each discipline has a score of 0. This is the teenager’s lowest score to date and is encouraging as he prepares to travel to the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy on Sunday (February 17).
Norris secured his first podium finish at the English Championships in Bormio last year, taking first place in the Giant Slalom and third place in the Super Giant Slalom in his age group (Year of Birth 1995 & 1996).
As a sports scholar competing at the highest level overseas, Norris follows an individual educational programme at Felsted, supported remotely by his housemaster and tutor to ensure he keeps on top of his studies. When at Felsted, he is provided with an individual fitness and nutrition programme to maintain and improve his fitness levels, overseen by head of sport, Charlie Knightley.