Sion Bingham Squad: British Telemark A Squad Y.O.B: 1997 Hometown: Stirling, UK Sion Bingham FIS Sion B Telemark @SionB_Telemark Career Highlights: 2nd - U21 British Championships, Pralognan La Vanoise, FRA, 2017 22nd - World Cup Classic, Thyon, SUI, 2017 23rd - World Cup Sprint, Meribel, FRA, 2017 22nd - World Cup Sprint, La Thuile, ITA, 2017 1st - U21 Champion, British Championships, Muerren, SUI, 2016 Sion started skiing with his family as soon as he could walk. He started racing in Alpine skiing when he was ten. At 15 he won the Scottish Championships and at 16 made the Scottish Alpine Development Team. Sion first tried telemarking on one of the Scottish Team training camps and really enjoyed it, so at the end of the season (13/14), when he decided to stop racing Alpine, it felt like a good option. He began training with Seb Mansart in Les Houches. He had a promising first season (14/15) competing on the French Cup Circuit, doing his first World Cup race and going to the World Junior Championships in Steamboat Springs. Since then Sion has been competing on the World Cup circuit which he describes as “a fantastic experience! Telemarking is a very friendly sport and I now have friends from all over the world from other national teams. It is very inspirational to be competing with the very best in the world and, of course, great fun to take part in World Cup and World Championships!” Sion is juggling academic work and telemarking as he is studying Sports Engineering full time at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. This makes attending training and races more difficult but gives access to excellent training facilities. Sion’s long-term goals are to be achieving top 10s in the World Cups. His interim goals for 2019 and 2020 are therefore to be consistently skiing into the top 20 in World Cups in both Sprint and Classic disciplines, and to make the top 10 in the Parallel Sprint. Sion would like to thank all his sponsors and his parents for their support.