SPIRIT soars 40ft high as thousands of cheering fans, snowboarder Aimee Fuller know disaster is coming.
A gust of wind hit her and seconds later in the 2018 Winter Olympics ski sport final. she stabbed her head and chest first into the frozen snowshattered her medal hopes.
Action woman Brit said: “My first thought was ‘Oh my God. Do I still have my boobs? ‘ It was brutal. I know how lucky I am to still have one piece intact. “
Four years have passed, Aimee has dangerous pastime swap for the safety of the television studio as she covered the BBC on the 2022 Winter Olympics with popular presenters Clare Balding and JJ Chalmers.
As Opening ceremony Aimee reveals how that horrifying accident convinced her to hang up after a 13-year career.
Aimee, now 30, competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, then four years later in PyeongChang, South Korea, in skateboarding, where boarding students competed in games. recklessly overcome jumps, tracks and other obstacles.
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She added of her 2018 crash: “When I hit the snow, I almost knew it was it. I thought, ‘I’ll be on TV instead’.
“I practiced a lot on television – whatever I could to get good at it – and I never competed again after that Olympics.
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“I don’t want my parents to go through the stress of it anymore.
“Although they’ve always been supportive, it’s hard for anyone to see your child do something so dangerous.”
Bubbly Aimee grew up in the Kent village of Farnborough and started skiing at the age of 4 on the dry slopes. She tried on the real thing for the first time four years later while on vacation in Canada.
Over the next three weeks, 50 British Winter Olympic Athletescompete in 11 different events, there will be artificial snow in Beijing and Aimee will talk to us all through sensational action.
She will co-host a 3pm-6pm highlight on BBC3 with former Scottish Invictus Games cyclist JJ Chalmers, 35, as well as an appearance on Clare Balding’s program highlights at 7pm on BBC2, before hosting her own show Winter Olympics Extra at 8pm on BBC3.
Aimee has always been interested in the media. In 2017, she posted a photo on Instagram of herself hitting the mountains in the United States in just a pair of trousers and a crop top while at a training camp.
Now, as she ranks up her career in television, she can also call on her serious professional dance partner for help. Katya Joneswith whom she played the BBC’s Pointless gameshow in November.
She said: “Katya and I work together. She is my best friend. She is very kind, always supports and helps me a lot.
“Katya is also always trying new things. The other week, I had her on my shoulder while windsurfing, essentially being dragged away by speedboat while standing on the board.
“She fell in quickly. I would also take her out in the snow, because she’s never been snowboarded.
“She kept telling me she would show me how to dance but to no avail, no one could teach me how to dance.”
Aimee dating doctor Alex George of Love Island in 2018 and she knows that being in the spotlight this time around is a whole new challenge.
“I’m still getting used to life out there,” she said. It’s good to have Katya for any advice. ”
When I encounter snow, I know that’s it. I thought, ‘I’ll be on TV instead’. I did a lot of training on television – whatever I could to get good at it – and I never competed again after that Olympics.
With Winter Olympics live action going on all night for UK audiences, Aimee is torn about how to combine her own viewing with her presenting duties from the Manchester studio.
She said: “I will stay awake and watch it as long as my eyes can stay awake.
“It’s a challenge because I have to look fresh the next day, so I might have to try to catch up when I wake up.
“It sounds crazy, but there are similarities with live TV and snowboarding.
“There’s a real noise, a rush, something can happen and everything will end in disaster.
“You have to be mentally agile to react to a changing environment in windsurfing and snow broadcasting and that’s what excites me.
“It’s like standing on top of a slope, nothing prepares you for it. In the studio, the light is off and the red light comes on and you’re off.
“The only difference with snowboarding is that it usually has a different color light which means let’s go.”
Aimee said it was a “dream” presented with Clare loves telly51. But as a child, her life was just skiing.
Growing up in Kent, snow was always scarce, so she started out on a dry slope in Bromley.
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She recalls: “Since I was four years old, I would go skiing every weekend.
“I also practiced motocross from the age of six to eight and then I became the elephant of the gymnastics class from the age of ten to 12.
“Put all of that together and I was perfect for a skier.
“I was visiting my cousins in Canada and snowboarding when I was 8 years old and just like that, I was hooked.”
Things then take a turn for the better as she embarks on her journey to the thrills and vibrancy of the sloppy-style boarding sport.
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Aimee was a co-commentator when her compatriot Jenny Jones took the bronze to take her first medal in the snow.
She and other commentators drew 300 complaints from viewers annoyed by what they perceived as excessive coverage.
But Aimee said: “I was 100 per cent driven by that experience.
“One of my best friends won a medal, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever seen. I’m 22 years old, I’m a skier, not a broadcaster.
I was 100% motivated by that experience. One of my best friends won a medal, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I’m 22 years old, I’m a skier, not a broadcaster.
“The criticism pushed me to work hard to speak well on TV.
“There may have been some negative comments but how many people watched that day, hundreds of thousands.”
After quitting snowboarding, Aimee took “any job I could” to learn a job as a presenter, taking advice from stars like the former Question Of Sport presenter. Sue Barker65 years old and has been posting vlogs non-stop.
Now Aimee, with her book Less Fear, More Living coming out this month, will barely get a premiere in the coming weeks – and she’s hopeful about our chance in Beijing.
“We’re British, when we train and compete in the snow, because it’s not on our doorstep, we train harder, we’re hungrier,” she said.
Aimee also believes that this could be the most competitive winter bout yet.
She said: “One skier I spoke to was terrified because the competition was so outstanding and the things that people were performing were ridiculous. It will look great.
“I’m also excited to be on the other side of it and not be the one to jump out of a jump the size of a tiny house.”
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