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Meet Jamie Nicholls – Slopestyle

You could’ve predicted Jamie’s astounding success on a snowboard back when he was nine years old. In fact, many did. Now aged 20, Jamie is widely regarded as one of our best Olympic hopefuls and one of Yorkshire’s best exports. He’s also one of the nicest blokes in professional snowboarding.

“I had an ACL injury at the end of last winter, which set me back a bit. I’ve been training really hard all summer and I’m right back on it now. I’m trying to think about the season as a whole, rather than just the Olympics. That said, I’m planning something pretty special for my Olympic run so I’m practicing all the time! And yes, of course it’s a secret!

I’m pretty gutted that there’ll be no European Winter X Games in Tignes this winter season. The comp was always an amazing place for British riders to showcase their talent and I’m hoping that I’ll get an invite to the Aspen X Games instead.

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My Olympic goal is to make the top 10, and if I get my dream run in, then I want to be in the top three. Consistency is key in my sport and I’ve got loads of tricks to learn between now and Sochi. I need to be nailing them over and over again before the Games to be in with a chance.

It’s going to be an incredible experience to be out in Russia, I really hope that the whole of the UK tunes in to get behind the team!”

Follow Jamie’s Sochi adventure on Twitter – @jamienichollsuk

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