HE is only 10, but people are already getting into a spin about a Doncaster youngster’s clever skiing.
Haydyn Fiori, a pupil at Richmond Hill Primary School in Sprotbrough, has been named Doncaster’s young sports personality of the year at an awards ceremony, after a year which has seen him compete with grown-ups in freestyle skiing.
His event is based on jumps and tricks, and winners are decided by judges rather than being fastest down a hill. He was second in an event for adults at the weekend.
Proud dad Leon said: “He first started skiing when he was six, and we went as a family. But I can’t keep up with him any more.
“It is all about somersaults, jumps and tricks. He learned at a ski centre in Castleford and sometimes skis at the dry slope in Sheffield, but he also goes abroad sometimes for training camps. Ultimately, he would love to be in the Olympics, but it has to become an Olympic sport first.”
Haydyn’s favourite trick is called a 720 degree mute grab – it involves him spinning around twice, and grabbing his left ski with the right hand.
Leon said: “We’re really proud of him.”
Last week, he was among the winners at the annual Doncaster Sports Awards at the Keepmoat Stadium, to celebrate and applaud the sporting events and achievements of the last 12 months.