Gillian Finnerty, University of Leeds student and Sports Scholar, has won Gold for her freestyle snowboarding in the recent British Universities Indoor Championships.
Gillian has recently returned after a three month break from her studies at the University of Leeds to train and compete with the British Boardercross team in Austria. Here she entered her first international freestyle competition, the Zillertal Valley Ralley in Gerlos, Austria, and ranked 5th. In her second international freestyle competition, this time in Mayrhofen, she placed 1st!
On her return to the UK, Gillian celebrated a Gold medal in the female freestyle snowboarding event at the British Universities Indoor Championships which took place in Castleford.
This weekend Gillian will take on the Scottish Slopestyle and has qualified for the World University Games next winter in Kazakstan for Snow boardercross and is hoping to also qualify for slopestyle.