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Matt Avent

UK, AGE 20

Biography

Matt was born in Chamonix and with UK parents has dual French and British citizenship.

When he was 5, Matt joined the Les Houches ski club and started skiing in Alpine national and international events. In 2016 Matt was dopped from the French team through injury nad when he recovered signed up for GB. That summer Matt also decided to switch over to Skicross. Because of this Matt left school at the age of 17.
After finishing hist first Skicross races with two top 10’s in 208 and a 16th in the Junior World Championships scoring over 50 FIS points, his head coach ( Guillaume Nantermod ) of the GB Skicross team confirmed his place on the Europa Cup team for the 18/19 season with the 2022 Olympics firmly in mind.

Get to know Matt

Hometown

Chamonix, France

favourite spot

Les Houches, France

Started skiing

by the age of seven

Can't live without

"My skis and dirtbike"

Carrer history

SBX:
2019 4th European CupPuy St Vincent
2017 5th South American CupChile 
2017 6 th World Cup Team eventVeysonnaz
2017 14th World ChampionshipsSierra Nevada
2017 Top 3 FIS race
2017 7th European Youth Olympic Games Romania
2012 British Snowboardcross Champion
2011 British Snowboardcross Champion2010British Snowboardcross Champion
Other:
2018 Commentated on the BBC for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
2017 2nd Freeride World Qualifier Chile
2017 Multiple World Rookie Tour top 3 (Halfpipe & Slopestyle)

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