Ellie Koyander
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Ellie Koyander

Ellie Koyander (born Elleanor Koyander on 23 March 1991) is a British Olympic mogul skier who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Early life

She was born in Chesterfield.

She trained with the Sharks Ski Club in Sheffield.[1] She attended the Lady Manners School, a comprehensive school in Bakewell. Her father is a former mogul skier.

Career

She started mogul skiing in 2002.[2]

By the age of 15 she had become the GBR Mogul skiing champion.[3] and French Junior Champion

She was coached by Patrick D. Deneen, father of USA moguls competitor Patrick M. Deneen.

2010 Winter Olympics

In the 2010 Winter Olympics she was the youngest member of Team GB, aged 18. She was the youngest female ever to have competed in an Olympic freestyle skiing event. Great Britain only entered three freestyle skiers in three separate events. All three competitors were female.

In the actual competition, she came 24th out of 27. The first 20 qualified for the final.

Personal life

She used to live in Tideswell in the picturesque Derbyshire Dales. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and former fellow moguls Olympian, Patrick M. Deneen.

On 29 June 2012 she carried the Olympic flame through Ashbourne.[4]

References

  1. ^ Sharks Ski Club
  2. ^ BBC 2010
  3. ^ "British Ski and Snowboard". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Derbyshire Dales". Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. Retrieved .

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