Snowboarder Jamie Nicholls competes in the Slopestyle Event and is hoping to claim victory in his second Winter Olympics.
First setting out on a snowboard aged 7 on his local dry ski slope in Halifax, it very swiftly became obvious that this youngster had a talent for snowboarding. Joining Team GB at just 15 years old, Nicholls has travelled the world competing in snowboard freestyle events.
In 2014, Jamie Nicholls was selected as part of the squad for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Competing in the men’s snowboard slopestyle event, he qualified fourth, which meant he went directly through to the final. Here, he finished in 6th place, just one point off the podium.
Since the last Winter Olympics, Nicholls has continued to push himself. Finishing in first place in the 2016 Audi Snowjam in the Czech Republic, he became the first British male snowboarder to win a World Cup event. This also helped him reach fifth place in the slopestyle World Cup rankings for the 2015-16 season. Since then, Nicholls has been training hard in the run up to PyeongChang 2018.
With 3 FIS World Cup Medals under his belt as well as a wealth of experience competing, Jamie Nicholls is sure to be one to watch at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.