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Great Britain Alpine ski racer Robert Poth maintains his bright start to the season
11:00am Thursday 24th January 2013 in Sport
While many sports have been affected by the freezing conditions across the UK this week, one young sportsman will have been more than comfortable in the snow.
Great Britain Alpine ski racer Robert Poth may only be 15, but he is quickly developing a big reputation after claiming six gold medals in six ski championship races.
The season began for Poth in December. He travelled to Austria and was victorious in the under-16 category in the Internationaler NICI- Cup Giant Slalom, a Night Slalom event and the overall Giant Slalom.
Poth was next in action in Les Houches, France. Accompanied by his coaches Mark Vinter, Sally Bartlett and the Telford Alpine Race Club, the teenager competed in the Anglo-Scottish Alpine Championships and British Ski Academy Grand Prix championships.
Poth took part in two Slalom and two Giant Slalom races over the four day championship period and comfortably won each race.
His performance saw him presented with the Chris Guest Memorial Trophy as the 2013 overall Anglo- Scottish Ski Race Champion.
Vinter said," Rob is on fire at the moment and I hope he keeps this up for the rest of the season."
Poth, who receives support from the Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme, travels across Europe continue this week as he represents Great Britain at the Ski Interkriterium International races in the Czech Republic.
He will also be in GB action at the Topolino Championships held in Italy in March. The competition is also known as the Children’s World Ski Race Championships.