Silver for Lasswade’s Vaila Chapman at snowboarding championship

Vaila Chapman (15), Farm Avenue, Lasswade.''Champion Snow Boarder
Vaila Chapman (15), Farm Avenue, Lasswade.''Champion Snow Boarder

Lasswade freestyle snowboarder Vaila Chapman has returned from the British Indoor Championships with a brace of silver medals.

The 15-year-old took second place in her age category and also finished second overall after impressing judges during a ‘rail jam’ contest.

The teenager, who is currently the number one female freestyle snowboarder in the UK, has risen to the top of the sport in less than five years – despite suffering a horrific injury in 2009.

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