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All the best: Athlete Aimee Fuller on her favourite things

By Kerry McKittrick

Published 14/03/2016

Surfing fan: Aimee Fuller
Surfing fan: Aimee Fuller

The 24-year-old is a slopestyle snowboarder who was part of Team GB at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. She lives near Bangor.

My best moment

It was when I called my mum to tell her I had finished in the top five in the last World Cup, which also meant I had qualified for Team GB and would be competing at the Winter Olympics.

My best song

It would have to be something that makes you get up and dance. Gotta get that body moving on the dance floor. At the moment it’s Hideaway by Kiesza.

My best way to relax

On a beach, far away, somewhere with no WiFi, a supply of healthy food, sunshine and good waves for surfing. I like any kind of sport, so that would be my best way to chill out for a week.

My best job

Competing internationally on the World Tour and Olympics as a professional snowboarder. This is all I’ve ever wanted to do from a very early age — I started skiing on dry slopes from the age of four.

My best bit of advice

Try something new everyday, no matter how small that one thing is — it will keep you excited and ready for whatever is thrown at you next. That advice came from three-time British Olympian Lesley McKenna.

My best gift

My parents gave me an engraved white gold ring when I went to the Olympics. It’s something that means a lot to me and I never take it off.

My best achievement

I’m a two-time winner of the WST Pleasure Jam contest in Dachstein in Austria (progressive slopestyle contest for elite snowboarders). I’m very proud of that. Competing at the Winter Olympics was also a lifelong ambition and I really can’t believe I got there. It was an honour to represent Great Britain.

My best buy

Probably my new hat — I bought it while I was in China at the World Snowboarding Championships and it only cost me £2.

My best film

Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. It’s a bit of a cliche I know but I laughed out loud at this film the whole way through a long-haul flight. I love a good comedy that you can just lose yourself in.

My best book

Soul Surfer. It’s the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer whose left arm was bitten off by a shark, and it’s the story of how she has returned to professional surfing. From the minute I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. I love reading sporting biographies and I’ve just finished Andy Murray’s, too.

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