Rowan Cheshire is a 22-year-old a British freestyle skier who competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, qualifying for the halfpipe skiing final.
Cheshire began freestyling skiing competitively 2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Norway, placing 17th. At the 2013 World Junior Championships, Cheshire won a bronze medal. The following year, in 2014, she became the first British woman skier to win a halfpipe competition on the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. Her victory marked the first Freestyle World Cup win for a British female skier since Jilly Curry won an aerials competition in 1992.
In 2014, while competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Cheshire was knocked unconscious during training. After the crash, Cheshire was forced to withdraw from the Olympics, as she suffered a broken nose and severe concussion. However, Chesire eventually healed and qualified for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
Speaking to Sky Sports after her Olympic runs, Cheshire said:
“Just being able to put a run down was such an amazing experience and it was such a dream for me because the last time at the Olympics I didn’t even get to compete. I’m so happy with my performance. The training went so well, I was just chilled and relaxed. I put down one of the best runs I have done in a while and I skied the best I have done in a long, long time.”
While Chesire was eliminated, at just 22-years-old, she could definitely qualify for the 2022 Winter Games.