Richard Goldsworthy Squad: GB Ski Cross Europa Cup Squad Y.O.B: 1995 www.richardgoldsworthy.org @rhgoldsworthy_art Career Highlights: 2 x 2nd - Swedish FIS races, Kaabdalislis, SWE, 2018 Competing - against Bastien Midol in same heat, French Championships, Val Thorens, FRA, 2019 Richard learned to ski in the French resort of Chatel – he was actually on skis aged 2 ½ after kicking up a fuss at “Les Marmottons” kindergarden so he could join his brother outside. Ski racing had to wait until the family moved to Canada for three years where he raced with the Calgary Alpine Racing Club. An abiding memory was the ski club ‘snake’ with Richard and his brother haring down the world cup run at Lake Louise in the wake of John Kucera (World Downhill Champion 2009). He continued to race on his return to the UK with Millfield School and train in France with the Chablais Ski Academy in Chatel – his preferred discipline was Slalom where he skied to 78 points. He made the switch to ski cross in 2016 after several coaches and athletes had suggested his physique might be ideally suited to the sport and started training with Guillaume Nantermod who is now the GB Snowsport National Coach. Sadly, October 2016 started something of an injury nightmare when he broke his back. This injury as well as a later hernia and broken leg meant that last season was his first injury free season since switching from alpine. He made solid progress and is delighted to be selected for the squad. He is going full time this coming season and hopes to do well in the Europa Cup as well as qualify for a world cup start too. Richard is a talented sculptor and helps to fund his ski racing by selling his artwork. If you are interested in this side of him then please have a look at his art website.