British ski cross racer Emily Sarsfield has had a year to remember with an Olympic debut and making British history by making the quarter finals.
Sarsfield talks to the Ski Club about her ski career:
What a year you have had! What does it feel like to become a Winter Olympian?
It’s very hard to put it into words! My journey to becoming an Olympian was a lot longer and had a lot more ups and downs than we expected. With a career-threatening injury before the Vancouver Olympics and red tape enforcing my invite to be declined before the Sochi Olympics.
Finally getting that opportunity to compete on the Worlds biggest sporting stage was amazing! Being essentially a self-funded athlete with no coach for over 10 years of my career, it was really emotional to finally achieve my dream, it wasn’t about me this was for my family, friends and sponsors who stood behind me and believed in me during the really tough times. To finally get to be part of Team GB made me very proud!