Britain Is in Grief After Raising Sport Star Ellie Soutter Committed Suicide on Her 18th Birthday – Facts About Team GB Snowboarder

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Family, fans and the British Olympic community have paid tribute to young snowboarder Ellie Soutter after the promising athlete was found dead on her 18th birthday.

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She killed herself

A champion snowboarder with realistic hopes of representing Team GB at the next Winter Olympics took her own life on her 18th birthday, MailOnline can reveal today.

The teenager’s was announced in a joint statement by the Olympic association on Thursday local time. Soutter’s cause of has not been disclosed immediately.

Ellie Soutter lived with her father Tony in the French Alps and was found dead on Wednesday after recently returning to the UK to attend a family wedding.

Mr Soutter said: ‘This cruel world took my soul mate and ‘Bessie’ from me yesterday on her 18th birthday I was so proud of the beautiful young woman she had turned into. Ellie I will miss you more than you could have ever imagined. Rest in peace you little Champion’.

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Source: Facebook

Rising sport star

Ellie was considered one of British snowboarding’s future stars. Last year she claimed Team GB’s only medal at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Erzurum, Turkey.

A Freeride and Boardercross specialist, she had just been selected for the British team for the Junior World Championships in New Zealand.

Her career looked in jeopardy at the start of 2018 when she had to pull out of training and competing due to ‘lack of funds’ – but she had fought back and was set to compete for Team GB in the junior world championships in New Zealand next month.

The BSS said in a statement: ‘Ellie was one of the country’s best up-and-coming snowboarders, competing in both snowboard cross and freeride.

‘A bronze medallist in snowboard cross at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Erzurum, Turkey, Ellie claimed Team GB’s only medal of the event.

‘She spent the 2017/18 season competing on the Freeride Junior Tour, but was due to return to snowboard cross competition next month after being selected in the British team for the Junior World Championships in New Zealand. She was an inaugural member of the British Europa Cup snowboard cross programme which commenced earlier this year.

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Friends and boyfriend are mourning

Tributes poured in today from friends and fellow snowboarders including her recent boyfriend Oscar Mandin, who posted a photo of them together next to Big Ben with the message ‘Goodbye Ellie’ and a red heart.

Team GB team mate Maisie Hill posted a tribute to her friend on her Instagram page, along with a picture of a heart. She wrote: ‘Have a good ride up there Ellie.’

Friend and fellow snowboarder Corrah Phillips also paid tribute. She said: ‘It was never long enough with you Ellie. A constant see you soon, will now last forever. ‘Ellie you didn’t carry an inch of b******, you laughed about the crudest s***, and made the dullest of nights hilarious and f*** mate did you have a stomach for VBs. The most alive person I knew, you embraced everyday with the most genuine notion. ‘Ellie was the only person I have taken photos of that shocked me, there was something in her eyes, a spark, a knowledge, a fire…the most genuine legend. Ellie I miss you, forever.’

The BOA also paid tribute to Soutter, with chairman Hugh Robertson and athlete commission chairman Ben Hawes saying: “Ellie was an incredibly popular and well-liked member of the team. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”

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Olympians including skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams and British ski cross champion Emily Sarsfield led tributes to an ‘amazing girl’ and ‘fun teammate’.


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