Ellie Soutter: British snowboarder’s mother on losing her daughter – BBC Sport

On Lorraine Denman’s left forearm is a tattoo depicting her daughter.

Ellie Soutter stands with her arms aloft, the waters of a French lake lapping around her legs – looking out into the distance.

“It was one of her favourite pictures,” Lorraine says. “I see happiness, I see freedom.”

Ellie, one of Britain’s most talented young snowboarders, was tipped for success at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

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