Born on the Isle of Man, Zoe has dominated women’s boardercross in the UK for the last few years. At the age of 10 she competed in her first British Snowboarding Championships, and by 15 she had come an impressive 6th in the European Youth Olympics in Finland. Since then Zoe has progressed massively and made history in 2004 as the only British athlete to have ever whom a World Cup in her discipline.
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.
She was back for the 2010 games, and came agonisingly close to making the final in 2014. Given how determined she is, that must have hurt – but it’s also why she’ll no doubt continue to kill it through the berms for some time yet.