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

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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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