Sheffield skier makes Winter Olympics debut

Sheffield-based freestyle skier Molly Summerhayes made her debut at the Winter Olympics in South Korea today.

The 20-year-old finished 17 overall with a run of 66.00 at the Phoenix Snow Park.

The olympian had suffered a serious ACL injury in January 2016, and later resorted to flipping burgers at McDonalds to pay her way after failing to secure lottery funding.

She was reported saying: “I’m really happy with the way I skied, it’s the best I’ve ever skied. I’m just speechless. I’m so proud of what I achieved.”

Another Sheffield-based olympian James Woods suffered a whiplash and needed stitches. He narrowly missed out a bronze medal in mens ski slopestyle and finished in fourth place.

He would have secured Britain’s highest medal tally at a winter games had he won on Monday.