Surrey skiing sensation Sophie Foster is targeting more medals this week after she claimed gold in the super-G at the English Alpine Championships.

The 14-year-old Leatherhead racer is competing in the Rossignol-sponsored Under-16 category for the first time this year but didn’t let that stop her as she clocked a lightning-fast time of 50.41 seconds to top the podium.

The 22nd edition of the Championships is taking place in Bormio, Italy, this week and feature the next generation of English alpine stars in the same week many of us are keeping an eye on the senior stars competing in PyeongChang.

And it may not be long before we get to see Foster competing in a Winter Olympics after she finished second in the first super-G on Sunday, before going one better on Monday.

She said: “I’m really, really happy with that run, it was good.

“I went faster than on Sunday but it was a slightly shorter course I think.

“The course was so nice, it was really well set so you had enough space to do your stuff but then also the speed was really high which makes it exciting and fun.

“I was still feeling a bit of first-day nerves on Sunday, holding onto the skis a bit but I really let go in this race, it was good.”

Foster is due to compete in the slalom on Wednesday and the giant slalom on Thursday, and despite her success in the early part of the week the young skier has her sights set on plenty more.

She added: “I’m doing all the races later in the week too, and I’m looking forward to them.

“I’ve had really great training from my team for the last week so I’ve got a lot of confidence and I’m just hoping to get some more podiums.”

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