Golden girl Molly on slippery slope to success.
Byline: SKIING By LUKE BAKER
BIRMINGHAM skier Molly Griffith claims she couldn't have asked for a better end to a perfect season after claiming gold at the IPC Alpine Skiing British National Championship.
The first-ever IPCAS British Championships is taking place as part of Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in the world-class ski resort of Tignes, France.
Molly was in top form last weekend as she triumphed in the women's slalom standing race to become the inaugural British champion.
This is only the first season of ski racing for the 16-year-old and after the incredible strides she has already made, she is full of confidence.
"I thought I skied really well - I was very pleased with my performance and the times I put down," said Molly.
"My ambition was just to finish and hopefully qualify for the Worlds next season. It's been a pretty amazing year - I'm definitely improving with every race and every week. My long-terms are to enter into qualifying and then make it to the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games in 2022."
The Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships run until April 1 and are the biggest event of the year for the British ski racing world.
The best of British adaptive skiing, including Molly, have been competing alongside their able-bodied counterparts in the French Alps.
And she says that integrating with the best skiers the UK has to offer has been an amazing experience.
"I've been talking to a lot of the other skiers and they have been amazing,'' she added. "They have been so encouraging and they are all I could ask for in team-mates - they are the best."
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Molly Griffith with her gold