Marek Behnke selected for the World Junior Championships

marek_moellertaler_cropMarek Behnke from Moulton, Northants has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Junior Freestyle Ski Championships in Valmalenco, Italy which will take place from 19th to 24th March 2012.

 

He become the first ever British skier to qualify for the Championships in Ski Cross, and will be one of 12 young British skiers who will make the trip to Italy.

 

This achievement is all the more impressive as Marek has been combining his studies at Swansea University, and has had had to limit his skiing this winter due to lack of funding.

 

He will be heading off to Norway and Sweden in early march as part of a GB Ski Cross squad to take part in four Europa Cup events as part of his preparation for the Worlds.

 

Marek said “I am so proud to have been selected, and this has been made all the more special as I will be the first ever Brit to take part in this event, it has been worth all the hard work and sacrifices to get so far”

 

For more information please contact Liz Behnke on 01604 670963 or 01604 670222, Marek can be contacted on his mobile, but it is best to contact him on Wednesdays when his lecture schedule is less.  His number is 07973 504254, but reception can be patchy at times.

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