More success on the slopes for Poth
PUBLISHED: 17:49 22 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 26 October 2009
TEN-year-old ski sensation Robert Poth is another step closer to his dream of skiing at the Winter Olympics after adding another Alpine Championship title to his name. The British Under-11 indoor ski race champion has just returned from Meribel, France, w
TEN-year-old ski sensation Robert Poth is another step closer to his dream of skiing at the Winter Olympics after adding another Alpine Championship title to his name.
The British Under-11 indoor ski race champion has just returned from Meribel, France, where he was competing at the British Children's Alpine ski race Championships with his club, Team Slalom Plus.
The event took the format of two giant slalom races, with over 60 competitors in his age category from Britain, Switzerland, Czech Republic and France.
After the two results were combined, Potters Bar schoolboy Robert was second overall and the first placed British ski racer in the U11 category.
Delighted mother Gillian Poth was there to celebrate his latest success.
She said: "I am extremely proud of what he has achieved at such a young age.
"He works very hard, combining his skiing with his school work, and it is to his credit that he continues to have so much success."
The result concludes a fantastic and highly successful ski racing season for the St Giles' School pupil.
He won gold at the British Alpine Racing Ski Clubs (BARCS) Championships in January at Les Menuires, France, double gold at the English Alpine Ski Championships in February at Bormio, Italy, and now the prestigious title of British U11 Alpine ski racing champion.
With a keen talent for the sport, mum Gillian is eager for Robert's skills and learning to be improved.
She said: "We are always on the lookout for sponsorship, and we know that what he has achieved he could go a lot further.
"He was given a bursary to go to Les Arcs in France for two weeks training, and while he was there he was spotted in training and put into races, where he would beat the French boys."
Although the winter season is over, such is Robert's determination and dedication that he will continue to keep himself fit, practising at indoor venues throughout the country.
Gillian added: "It's a busy time even now, as really he is preparing for the next winter season.
"He keeps on top of his training and his schoolwork and learns essential skills through the sport."
Anyone who is interested in sponsoring Robert in his Winter Olympic quest can visit www.robertpoth.co.uk
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