British Team (retired 2013)
FIS Ranking: 79
Biggest Jump: Lay-Full-Full
Degree of Difficulty: 3.8
Competing Since: 2007
Coach: Sharlee Holland
Ski Career Highlights: Attended World Cup in Deer Valley 2013
Goals: Qualify for Sochi 2014
Hobbies: Trampoline, Diving, Climbing, Gymnastics
Music: Anything that’s playing
Occupation: Athlete, Life guard, Trampoline Coach
Born: Bury, Manchester
Home: Bury, Manchester
Ski Club: Fly Freestyle
Water Ramps: Park City, Utah
Tim competed in a few World Cups during the 2013 season, performing the triples that he hoped would secure him a place at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Tim worked hard but was not successful in his quest to represent Great Britain at the games. We would like to thank Tim for his enthusiasm during his time on the team.
When it comes to aerials, Tim says “to train alongside the top aerialists in the world is really good experience. I’ve made friends with athletes from many other countries and I’m looking forward to travelling to compete against them in their competitions. After training this summer in the USA I really want to go back and compete in World Cup competitions and the Olympic Games”.
Tim’s first venture into competition was at Europa Cup level in 2007 when he gained a very creditable 11th place. Since then, his progress has been good achieving an 11th and a 12th place in Nor Am events in February 2011.
In summer training on the water ramp at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, USA, Tim has perfected complex triple somersaults with twists and qualified several different triples to perform on snow. In 2013 he attended his first World Cup in deer Valley, you can read his report here.
Tim’s dry land training includes diving from 3m and 5m boards and some 10m platform as well as trampoline and gymnastics. He competes in trampolining and is studying as a trampoline coach, he also enjoys cycling in his spare time. When back at home in the UK prior to the ski season, Tim works at Bury Leisure Centre to fund his skiing. His preparation includes trampolining twice a week with Bury Trampoline Club and training five times a week at the gym, ensuring his fitness is at the highest level. Training is going well and he can’t wait to get back on the snow.
Tim has spent a lot of time at Park City in Utah with plenty of support from the USA national team athletes and coaches, even if they never quite understand his love of tea. In deference to his favourite tipple, Tim produced an amusing video performing a triple somersault with two twists, while holding a mug of tea! Watch the video here.
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Results - Tim Lever
|Date||Venue||Nation||Category||Position||Jump 1||Jump 2||Total|
|01 February 2013||Deer Valley, Utah||USA||World Cup||31||52.85*||52.85|
|22 December 2012||Park City, Utah (2)||USA||Nor-Am Cup||16||68.04*||68.04*|
|21 December 2012||Park City, Utah (1)||USA||Nor-Am Cup||18||71.50||61.19||132.69|
|12 February 2012||Bukovel (2)||UKR||Europa Cup||19||46.62||46.11||92.73|
|11 February 2012||Bukovel (1)||UKR||Europa Cup||15||49.59||52.92||102.51|
|30 July 2011||Utah Olympic Park, Utah||USA||FIS Race (W/R)||8||71.67*||61.42*||61.42*|
|11 February 2011||Park City, Utah (2)||USA||Nor-Am Cup||12||40.16||64.22||104.38|
|10 February 2011||Park City, Utah (1)||USA||Nor-Am Cup||11||55.53||46.67||102.20|
|31 July 2010||Utah Olympic Park, Utah||USA||FIS Race (W/R)||9||n/a||n/a||75.40|
|23 March 2008||Meiringen-Hasliberg||SUI||Europa Cup||11||n/a||n/a||111.77|
* Denotes new Championship format – scored from 1 jump