Ashleigh
Pittaway

Place of birthMunich

Age18
Height5'9"
Weight70kg

Ashleigh Pittaway won six medals in the 2018/19 season, including Junior World Championship bronze in Konigssee.

Prior to shining in the U23 showpiece in Germany in February, Ashleigh took overall Intercontinental Cup silver after ending her ICC season with back-to-back gold and silver medals in Lake Placid at the end of January.

She had previously won Europa Cup (EC) silver and bronze in Konigssee in December and added North American Cup gold in Calgary in January.

Ashleigh featured in the final two World Cup races of the 2018/19 season as she finished ninth in Lake Placid and 16th in Calgary in February.

She made her Senior World Championship bow in March, placing 16th in Whistler.

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.

A runner up in the 2016 SportsAid One to Watch Award, she enjoyed a superb entrance to the adult circuit as she won EC bronze in Konigssee in January 2016 and she finished in 15th place in her first World Cup event at the same track in the final race of the 2015/16 season.

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