01 August 2017

Ski Jumper Sam Bolton takes U16 Gold and U20 Silver in Park City Summer Event

British Ski Jumper Sam Bolton, has been making waves at the 19th Springer Tournee competition in Park City, Utah, USA.  Last Thursday he claimed top of the podium in the Under 16 (HS68) age group, ahead of 28 other male competitors. He jumped a distance of 65 metres in his first attempt, and then 67 metres in his second jump, giving him the best average distance overall.

In the Under 20 (HS100) category, Sam jumped a distance of 95.5 metres in his first jump, and 97.5 metres in his second. This earned him joint 2nd place after the winner landed a massive 101 metres in his second attempt. This was a great result for Sam in a field of 38 other competitors - many of whom having years more jumping experience - at one of the biggest summer events for Junior Ski Jumpers.

Sam (left) on the podium in joint 2nd place in the U20 HS100 category

His fantastic competition results, together with his performance during training, has made him quite a celebrity amongst the North American ski jumping community last week. The 14-year old, who is based in Canada, first tried ski jumping when he was only 8 at the Canada Olympic Park (site of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics) and since then has been competing all over North America, as well as in Europe.

Fellow British athlete, Robert Lock (19), was also competing in Park City in the Large Hill Ski Jumping Championships (HS134) on Saturday and finished 15th overall in a field of 34 jumpers. He landed his first jump with a distance of 105.5 metres, then 109.5 metres in his second attempt.

Results HS68


Results HS100


Results HS134



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