@CharlieGuesty

Career Highlights:

1st
- Slalom, Europa Cup, Hasliberg, SUI, 2020

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- Slalom, Slovakian National Championships, Jasna SVK 2019

29th
- Parallel Slalom World Cup, St.Moritz, SUI, 2019

24th
- Slalom, World Championships, Are, SWE, 2019

2nd
- Slalom, Europa Cup, Jasna SVK 2019

9th
- Alpine Team Event, World Championships, Are, SWE, 2019

2nd
- Slalom Europa Cup, Funaesdalen SWE 2019

3rd
- Slalom Europa Cup, Funaesdalen, SWE 2019

1st
- Slalom Europa Cup, Folgaria ITA 2019

5th
- Alpine Team Event, Winter Olympic Games, PyeongChang, KOR, 2018

33rd
- Slalom, Winter Olympic Games, PyeongChang, KOR, 2018

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- Slalom, Australia New Zealand Cup, Cardrona, NZL, 2018

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- Slalom, GB Alpine Championships 2014, 2016-2018

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- Giant Slalom, GB Alpine Championships, Meribel, FRA, 2014

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- Giant Slalom, Australia New Zealand Cup, Cardrona, NZL, 2013

Skiing has been Charlie's lifelong obsession and she had her first taste at the age of 3 on the slopes of Nethy Bridge golfcourse in the Scottish Highlands near her grandmother’s home. Charlie then prgressed to train at Cairngorm Mountain with the Scottish Ski Club until she joined the British Ski Academy in France at 11. Inspired by Alain Baxter’s Olympic performance at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Charlie progressed though the Scottish Alpine Ski Team on to the British team before leaving school in 2012.

In November 2014, Charlie suffered a near career ending training crash which resulted in 4 fractured vertebrae. Her tough road to recovery culminated with selection for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea where Charlie finished 33rd in slalom and was part of the Team Event which finished equal fifth.

The 2018/19 season proved to be one of ups and downs with Charlie digging deep to produce some stunning results. After winning an Australia-New Zealand Cup race to start the season, she was unable to race for around almost six months but came back to make the flip at the World Championships and finish 24th in slalom. Two weeks later Charlie finished second in a Europa Cup race in Slovakia, only beaten out of top spot by giant slalom World Champion Petra Vlhova. In doing so, Charlie became just the second British woman to score an alpine Europa Cup podium. She carried that form into the Slovakian National Championships which she won, and two weeks later claimed a slice of history by winning the Europa Cup finals in Italy. The result means Charlie is the first British woman to win an alpine Europa Cup race.

In November 2014, Charlie suffered a near career ending training crash which resulted in 4 fractured vertebrae. Her tough road to recovery culminated with selection for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea where Charlie finished 33rd in slalom and was part of the Team Event which finished equal fifth.

In December 2019, Charlie reached a major career milestone by picking up her first World Cup points in the parallel slalom in St.Moritz, Switzerland after qualifying in 12th place. Season 19/20 also saw Charlie podium in three more Europa Cup events including another win in Hasliberg, Switzerland.

Charlie is entering her second year studying Psychology at the University of Aberdeen and is supported both by the university and Winning Students Scotland to enable a successful academic career alongside sport. Whilst at home, Charlie loves spending as much time as possible outdoors and has a house plant obsession, “I recently acquired a Dwarf Musa (Baby Banana plant) and have been treating it like a pet. It loves warm and humid conditions and I have definitely been caught taking it up to the shower room with me most days before returning it to the living room. My family think I am nuts.”

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