An accomplished skier from Dorridge near Solihull in the West Midlands is celebrating after winning gold in the Ski Cross competition at the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games currently underway in the US.
Scott Johns, 19, comfortably beat his opponents in the men’s race at Gore Mountain, New York State, to take home a gold medal for Great Britain.
Scott took up skiing at the age of three at the Snow Dome in Tamworth and, aged 16, he was selected for Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland.
“It was a hugely proud moment for us all to watch Scott compete in New York and to see him take home the gold for Great Britain. He has worked so hard, including overcoming a serious hip injury, to continue competing at the highest level. It is wonderful to see him succeed,” said Morgan Davies, a director of Prime Accountants Group which has long supported Scott’s career.
Scott currently manages his time between training on the slopes and studying for a degree in sports and exercise science via distance learning with Manchester Metropolitan University.
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