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Jasmin Taylor: Telemark skier achieves double at World Cup finals

Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor has crowned a triumphant winter with a double success at the World Cup finals.

The 30-year-old from Ipswich won the parallel sprint and overall titles at Pra Loup, France.

She had previously achieved 11 podium finishes, including five firsts, during the 2024 season, and more than 50 overall in her career.

"It almost doesn't feel real at the moment," said Taylor, who won Britain's first World Championship medal in 2015.

"I had a great start, a wobbly middle and great end to the season but for a time there I really felt the momentum leave me so to have ended the season like this is a dream come true."

She told BBC Sport: "It has been a challenge as always but the challenge has been a new one - to lead the World Cup from the very beginning and to manage that pressure.

"My partner, mum, dad and grandma were all present at the race and having them there just meant the world to me. They were maybe even more excited than me."

Telemark includes alpine skiing, cross-country and ski-jumping elements.

The former University of Suffolk student once raised over £2,000 at a car boot sale to enable her to progress in the sport.