Monday, 15 February 2010

Knox backs britain's first female freestyle aerial skier at winter olympics

Sarah Ainsworth is the first lady aerial skier to be selected by Team GB for the Winter Olympics and when she takes to the air in Vancouver she will be relying on British-made Knox protection.
During the 5-year journey towards her Olympic goal Sarah has been supported by several British companies and thanked Knox, who “have been invaluable in their support for her and the aerials training team”.
Sarah, who wears the Aegis back protector added; “This feels just amazing. I have put so much work into training and it’s been such a steep learning curve in a short time. At last now I have the chance to go to the Olympics and I’m so proud to be selected. Thank you to all the people who have supported me on this journey - it’s been a real team effort”
Described as “the ballet of the Olympic skiing disciplines” Freestyle combines jumps and aerial twists with music and has attracted huge crowds since becoming an official Olympic discipline in 1994. Performing various combinations of flips and twists off snow-packed jumps that are up to 4-metres high (13 feet), and taking off at angles as steep as 70 degrees, athletes face similar risks to motocross and mountain bike racers and need top quality impact protection that is light, flexible and well ventilated.
Knox is one of the few companies providing impact protectors for snow sports that is consistently independently tested by government certified laboratories to pass the appropriate CE standards.
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