After an impressive campaign featuring consistent podium finishes, Robert Poth has been crowned the 2017 English Alpine Champion.
The Potters Bar skier’s triumph came after claiming third place at the FIS men’s International Slalom event at the World Cup Stelio piste.
His display made him the highest placing Brit at the event and ensured he was crowned champion in Italy’s Bormio resort.
“I’m really pleased to become overall English champion, even though I was a bit surprised,” Poth said of his achievement.
After initially taking up skiing at the age of three, Poth has achieved success at various junior age groups, including winning the overall children’s title at the 2013 FIS Slalom.
In doing so he became the first British skier to claim the title in over 20 years, but he says his latest win outstrips this victory.
The 19-year-old said: “I have been overall children’s champion before but not won the overall competition before, so it’s great to get another title.”
Poth also competed in the men’s under-21 National Junior slalom events and showed his quality in the giant slalom discipline.
He was the fastest British skier as he came in ahead of second placed Sam Todd-Saunders and Fraser Middleton who completed the top three.
He followed up this result in the FIS giant slalom race on the final day of the meet as he finished third to secure his second podium.