Maisie Potter during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games photocall.

QUICK FACTS:
Age : 23

Hometown: Bangor, North Wales

Discipline : Snowboardcross

Stance : Regular

Years riding : 13

BIOGRAPHY:

Maisie learned to ski at the age of 6 on a dry slope in North Wales and on family holidays to the Alps.  She moved to the French Alps, aged 8, and the following year, strapped on a snowboard and joined the Chamonix Snowboard Club.  After 6 years, the family made the move back to their original home in Snowdonia, North Wales.  Maisie started competing internationally and was selected for the GB Snowboard Team.  She competed in 3 British Championships and each time won the overall title in snowboardcross, the first time aged just 13. After this, she was selected to represent team GB at the European Youth Olympics.  Finally, after finishing her A-levels, Maisie was able to work during the summers, and spend the winters snowboarding full time. She competed on the European tour and progressed to World Cup a year later.  During that 2017 season, she placed 14th at the World Championships.  Unfortunately, she narrowly missed out in Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018 due to a severe heel fracture from a crash in a qualifier event. However, she was able to provide analysis for the BBC on their Olympic snowboard coverage. Two years later, and Maisie has fully recovered from the injury. During the 2020 season she secured her career best result, and is now on track for Beijing in 2022.