Alea Glasgow is proud to be supporting SportsAid athlete…
British ski slopestyle and big air champion Chris McCormick, 20, has his sights set on Beijing 2022 following the International Olympic Committee’s decision to add big air as an event at the Winter Games.
Glasgow University student Chris is a member of the GB Park and Pipe’s Olympic development team. He started skiing with his brothers and sister at Bearsden Ski Club, one of the most advanced dry slope facilities in the UK, and took gold in both his disciplines at the British Championships in 2018.
Slopestyle involves skiing down an obstacle course featuring rails, jumps, and other park features, and ski big air is an extreme version of the sport. Chris names slopestyle champion James Woods as his hero because he also began on dry slopes and is now competing at the top of the sport.
Much of Chris’ training involves travelling to Europe, so the SportsAid award from Alea Glasgow is an important factor in helping him meet the heavy costs. When he is not on the slopes, in the gym, or working towards his physics degree, Chris enjoys trampolining and skating.
CAESARS AND SPORTSAID
Chris is just one of the inspirational young athletes being helped by Caesars Entertainment EMEA to fulfil their potential and bring Olympic and Paralympic medals home to Britain.
Since 1976, SportsAid has helped many of nation's most successful sportsmen and women, including Chris Hoy, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Ellie Simmonds and Bradley Wiggins.
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