Sheffield girl Katie Summerhayes becomes first British woman to win medal at world ski championships

6 May 2014.....Freestyle-skier Katie Summerhayes * FOR STOCK*.Picture Scott Merrylees SM1003/13a
6 May 2014.....Freestyle-skier Katie Summerhayes * FOR STOCK*.Picture Scott Merrylees SM1003/13a
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Sheffield teenager Katie Summerhayes, pictured, has become the first British woman to win a medal at the World Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Championships.

The 19-year-old took silver in the ski slopestyle event in Kreischberg, Austria, behind winner and home hopeful Lisa Zimmerman.

Summerhayes saved her best score for the third and final run but her mark of 82.80 was behind Zimmerman, who took the title with 85.80.

Summerhayes said: “I’m really stoked, I stepped up each run the way I wanted to. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get here and all the girls put on an awesome performance today, it was a great atmosphere out there.”

Summerhayes had finished seventh in the ski slopestyle final at last year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.