Whitelines Snowboarding

Zoe Gillings

Zoe Gillings

Zoe, born on the Isle of Man, has dominated women’s boardercross in the UK for the last few years. At the age of 10, Zoe competed in her first national competition, the British Snowboarding Championships, and at the age of 15, she came an impressive 6th in the European Youth Olympics in Finland. Since then Zoe has progressed massively and she made history in 2004 as the only British athlete to have ever won a podium finish in SBX at World Cup level.

Unfortunately Zoe suffered a career-threatening injury to her foot in 2005 after she shattered all the mid bones. Doctors believed she would never be able to walk again. But she defied the odds and strapped in to her bindings just one year later for the 2006 Olympics in Turin. She finished an impressive 15th.

Zoe is to women’s boardercross what Seb Vettel is to Formula 1 – a speed demon with one hell of a determined attitude.