SKIING: Henderson claims U18s title

Anna Henderson
Anna Henderson

Dunstable skier Anna Henderson won the U18 National Junior Slalom at English Alpine Ski Championships held in Bormio, Italy.

The National Junior (NJR) Ladies Slalom saw Henderson finish as the fastest Brit after the first run, recording a time of 52.58secs.

Rival Darcie Mead then managed 52.98secs for a total time of 1.46.35mins, and although Anna couldn’t beat that, finishing second with a total time of 1.46.86mins, she was crowned top U18 athlete overall.

She said: “I was pretty happy with my first run and on my second run I was a bit on the edge, but overall it has been a good day. I am happy with getting on the podium in the U18 category as I thought there may have been some Italian girls sneaking in there.

“This week has been a big boost to my confidence, and I have definitely made a step forwards. Now it is back to school for a few weeks before I start preparing for the British Champs in Tignes.”