Ashleigh
Pittaway

Place of birthMunich

Age18
Height5'9"
Weight70kg

Ashleigh is the reigning Youth Olympic Champion after taking gold in Lillehammer in February 2016.

Following a sensational season in which she won all four of her Youth Olympic qualification races, Ashleigh picked up the ultimate youth honour after producing two superb runs in Norway to beat her nearest rival by almost a second.

She followed that junior success with a superb entrance to the adult circuit as she won a bronze medal in the European Cup in Konigssee and finished in 15th place in her first World Cup event at the same track in the final race of the 2015/16 season.

Ashleigh has since backed up that promise with further success on the Intercontinental Cup circuit, winning a brace of medals in a single weekend in November 2016. She was 11th at the World Junior Championships in Sigulda in January 2017 and was runner up in the 2016 SportsAid One to Watch Award.

ASHLEIGH IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Pitterbread
  • Most likely to be spotted: At the buffet
  • Least likely to be found: At school!
  • Me in three: Funny, creative, easygoing
  • Heroes: Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie the Eagle
  • Random fact: I'm addicted to dabbing
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would be an artist
  • Career highlights: Winning Youth Olympic Gold and finishing second and third in the ICC races in Königssee in 2016