Radcliffe-on-Trent resident Hannah Stevenson has recently completed a successful first year competing internationally in the sport of skeleton.
Hannah was selected for the GB team and is heading in the right direction to represent her country at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.
She had a third-placed finish, two fourth places and a 14th place in her first four races.
Hannah now needs financial support to continue pursuing her dream of reaching the Olympics.
“After a training full time over summer, we started the season in Lillehammer, Norway,” she told the Local News.
“I was selected onto the Europa Cup circuit to compete in four races – two were in Lillehammer and two in Winterberg, Germany.
“The Lillehammer race was my first international skeleton race and I placed fourth.
“The next day I placed third. Alongside my team-mates Eleanor who won and second-placed Brogan, to be on a GB clean sweep podium after my second race was amazing.
“We then went to Winterberg for the next two races which my parents and brother came to watch.
“I came fourth on the first day and 14th on the second after difficult weather conditions.
“The rest of the season was spent travelling Europe training on different tracks and watching the Olympics.
“Now we’re back into summer full-time training before the season starts again in October.
“After the successful races last year, I am looking forward to building on these next season.
“However, without new runners I won’t be able to compete for the top spots.
“We need different runners suitable for different weather conditions.
“I am hoping to raise enough funds to buy two sets of runners, which cost around £500 to £800 each.
“If anyone is interested in sponsoring me or donating some funds towards this, then please checkout my crowdfunding page or email me.”
Hannah can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or her crowdfunding page at pledgesports.org/projects/2022-olympic-goal-skeleton.