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The prize for the Best European Young Athlete in winter sports

Freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru is this year’s winner of the Piotr Nurowski Prize for Best European Young Athlete in winter sports. The award for presented to her at the EOC seminar gala dinner in Skopje on 19 May, following a final vote by secret ballot that morning. Kelly is one of five extremely talented young finalists chosen by the NOCs of Europe for their sports results and their sense of Olympism.

Born in Tallinn, 15 years ago, Kelly has been a competitive athlete since 2011. Among her best results are: in 2015, 1st place at Dew Tour / Slopestyle / Breckenridge (Colorado, USA); in 2016, she won a 1st place at European the Freeski Open three times / Slopestyle in Laax (SUI), then again at Dew Tour / Slopestyle in Breckenridge and at X Games / Slopestyle / Aspen, Colorado USA. She became the first athlete under 15 to win X games gold twice, and the only woman to get two medals in single X Games.

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