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Success for Ski Club skier Baldwin

Funding cuts have not dampened the spirit of British skiers this month as the annual British National Alpine Ski Championships is under way in the Three Valleys resort of Meribel. The nine-day championships are sponsored by specialist investment advisor Delancey and will provide skiers with an opportunity to compete for both British and international titles in the speed, technical and combined events. Racers will also have the chance to win the John Ritblat Cup. British Senior Alpine Ski Team member TJ Baldwin came first among the Brits during the opening event on March 27, just 0.04 seconds behind overall winner Maciej Bydlinksi of Poland. The 20-year-old dominated the Downhill leader board held on March 29, winning both the international and British categories despite fierce competition from Frenchman Arthur Loye, who attained the second position. Baldwin, who is one of two British Ski Team members sponsored by the Ski Club alongside Ed Drake, said: "I had a great training run before the Downhill and was feeling relaxed going into the event." "I've done a lot of speed racing this season and it's great to see it all coming together."

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