World Champion 2014, Manon Carpenter.
World Cup Champion.
Following on from Manon’s World Cup winning race earlier this season, she took the crowning glory of World Champion last weekend in Norway.
"My race run was exactly how I’d wanted it to feel, aggressive and committed. I wasn’t holding anything back, I wanted to get to the bottom knowing I’d done everything I could have and done myself justice. Everything was going to plan, I hit all the lines I wanted to apart from a slight detour offline in the middle rock garden and I was cracking on. Coming into the finish arena I was satisfied, I’d done all I could and if it wasn’t enough to win then I just wasn’t fast enough. 3 seconds up on Tahnée who’d had an amazing run to guarantee herself a medal, I just had to sit and wait…"
Photos, words and inspiration courtest of the Saracen blog