Pupil skiing ever closer to Winter Olympics' dream

PUBLISHED: 13:37 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

A YOUNGSTER is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of skiing in the Winter Olympics after being awarded a prestigious award. The Budding Champions award for 2008, from organisation MySnowSports, has been given to 10-year-old Potters Bar schoolboy Robe

A YOUNGSTER is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of skiing in the Winter Olympics after being awarded a prestigious award.

The Budding Champions award for 2008, from organisation MySnowSports, has been given to 10-year-old Potters Bar schoolboy Robert Poth.

The pupil at St Giles C of E Primary School in South Mimms was chosen for the award because of his potential for possible participation in future Winter Olympics.

The prize consists of a two-week all inclusive training bursary with one of France's top race clubs, the Les Arcs Ski Racing Club, and a session with 1998 Olympic downhill gold medallist, Jean-Luc Cretier.

Robert, of Deepdene, said he was looking forward to the experience of training with the club in February.

Smiling

He said: "I couldn't stop smiling when I was chosen for the award.

"I'm very happy and it will help me a lot in the future."

Skiing since he was just three-years-old, his favourite moment was when he struck gold last year at the British Alpine Race Clubs Mini GS Championships in Les Menuires, France.

The keen footballer and cricketer added: "I love skiing and will continue as long as I'm fit and healthy."

MySnowSports supports British ski racing children so they can compete with their Alpine counterparts and help produce the next generation of champions.

To find out more about Robert, visit www.robertpoth.co.uk

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