Snow Sports New Zealand has named six athletes to the 2022 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Team, including Mikayla Smyth who was named alongside Olympian Alice Robinson in the team (although the latter won’t be competing due to prior commitments).
Smyth (Kristin School) was a 2021 College Sport Auckland end of year winner last December and has been in good form overseas this New Zealand summer.
Mikayla has skied herself onto four FIS Slalom podiums this season – a 1st and 2nd at the Steamboat National Junior Races in December and a 2nd and 3rd at the FIS races at Spirit Mountain.
The Junior Championships are in Panorama, Canada from March 1-9, 2022.
This world class event brings together the best junior FIS Alpine racers (born between 2001 and 2005), providing experience and international exposure to athletes identified as high-performance development level athletes.
The 2022 Junior Worlds will once again include downhill, alpine combined, and team events, along with super-G, giant slalom, and slalom events for both men and women. Live timing will be provided by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
2022 FIS Junior World Championships team to represent New Zealand
Mikayla Smyth (16), Wanaka Snowsports Club / Coberger Academy
Will Cashmore (21), Queenstown Alpine Ski Team
Sam Hadley (18), Wanaka Snowsports Club / Coberger Academy
Calder Bain (19), Wanaka Snowsports Club
Panorama 2022 Competition Schedule
March 1 – Downhill Training
March 2 – Downhill Training
March 3 – Men’s and Women’s Downhill
March 4 – Men’s and Women’s Super-G
March 5 – Mixed Team Event
March 6 – Men’s Alpine Combined
March 7 – Women’s Alpine Combined
March 8 – Men’s Giant Slalom and Women’s Slalom
March 9 – Women’s Giant Slalom and Men’s Slalom
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