Burnham-On-Sea water skier becomes European Champion
young Burnham-On-Sea water skier is celebrating after being crowned
European Champion in her age category this weekend.
Bird, 17, lifted the title in Austria on Friday (August 12th) after
winning three races.
Steve, who is part of the crew, said he is "incredibly proud"
of her win in the Under 18s category.
been in great form this year, this has been competitive racing against
boys as well other girls from across Europe so we're over the moon
that she's won," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
the hard work has paid off for her - it's been a hard slog. She's
had to fit in her training around school work and working at Burnham
easily won her first race of the championships this week, but only
narrowly won the second race by less than a second when the competitors
came out all guns blazing. went on to win the third race when her
main competitor suffered a mechanical problem."
still one further race to go on Sunday, but Hannah has already been
crowned champion and won't need to win that final race.
sister Lauren is also competing in the under 15s category and unfortunately
suffered a mechancial break down in her first race and then did
well to get two second places in her mnext two races.
said that both girls have been training really hard for many months
leading up to this week's race and he thanked 1610 King Alfred Sports
Centre for all their assistance with her training.