Ellie Soutter: British snowboarder dies on 18th birthday – BBC Sport

Ellie Soutter, one of Britain’s most talented young snowboarders, died on her 18th birthday on Wednesday.

Soutter won a bronze medal for Great Britain at the 2017 Youth Olympic Winter Festival and carried the British flag at the closing ceremony.

This month she was named in the senior GB squad for the snowboard cross Europa Cup circuit, and was tipped for a place at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

She had been training abroad in Europe, and died near her home in France.

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