Squad GB snowboarder Ellie Soutter croaks aged 18

The British Olympic Association has paid tribute to Ellie Soutter after the snowboarder croaked at persons under the age of 18

Tributes have been paid to one of the” country’s good up-and-coming snowboarders”, Ellie Soutter, after she died on her 18 th birthday.

In a seam explanation announcing her death the British Olympic Association chairman, Hugh Robertson, and the athlete commission chair, Ben Hawes, described Soutter as” an improbably favourite and well-liked member of the team “.

Soutter triumphed Team GB’s only medal at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Turkey last year, claiming a copper in the snowboard cross. No level of detail have been exhausted about her death.

” Ellie was one of the country’s excellent up-and-coming snowboarders, vying in both snowboard cross and freeride ,” British Ski and Snowboard said in a statement.

The statement added that Soutter was due to return to competition next month after being selected for the British unit lead for the Junior World Championships in New Zealand. BSS articulated Soutter was one of the inaugural members of such British Europa Cup snowboard cross programme.

Writing on Facebook her leader, Tony Soutter, said he was ” so proud of the beautiful young lady she had turned into “. He included:” This cruel world took my Soul copulate and’ Bessie’ from me yesterday on her 18 th birthday. Ellie I will miss you more than you could have ever imagined. Rest in peace you little Champion !”

Soutter’s official website described “re going to the” 2022 Wintertime Olympics in Beijing as her” ultimate ambition”, while scheduling her as an ambassador for the Les Gets Ski Station in the French Alps.

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