Waterskier Freddie Winter out to conquer the world

July 6, 2015
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Egham graduate and slalom specialist Freddie Winter wants to conquer the world.

The former Royal Holloway management student, who learned his art at JBSki on St Ann’s Lake in Chertsey from the age of eight, is aiming to bring back the gold medal at November’s World Championships in Mexico.

Bearing in mind he picked up bronze in 2013 in Santiago, Chile – the sport’s most high-profile event taking place every two years – he has every reason to believe his phenomenal progress will take him to the top of the podium next time.

Recent form has taken him to no 2 in the world in slalom this year, having beaten world champion Nate Smith (USA) in two out of three weekends in US tournaments during the past month.

Winter, who previously waterskied year-round in Chertsey, including in ice and snow, is now studying for an MBA on a waterski scholarship at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He graduated from Royal Holloway in 2013.

Before his appointment with destiny, he will be returning to Europe this month to defend his British and European slalom titles in Lincoln and Paris respectively.

On his son’s world championship prospects, proud dad Martin said: “He is looking to go one better and win next time.

“This year, for the first time, he has managed to beat Nate Smith and if anybody is regarded to have a chance of beating Nate at the world championships it’s now Freddie.

“He has powered his way to the world no 2 slot and really validated his position with those performances.

“He has always said he is going to be world champion one day, ever since he became U12 British champion.

“His brain has always been two years ahead on waterskiing planet. He thought he would win the world title when he wasn’t even within a mile of it but already he has achieved far beyond our expectations.”

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/sport/other-sport/waterskier-freddie-winter-out-conquer-9575140


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